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How To Get Faster Browsing Speed While Using Your Smartphone’s Hotspot

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Do you sometimes wonder why it seems your phone actually browses faster than your laptop that’s connected to its Hotspot?

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The reason for this is simple – The bandwidth of the Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Hotspots usually have 2 bandwidths on mobile devices – 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz.

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 I know by looking at both figures you’ve guessed that 5.0GHz will be the faster one. You’re not wrong but there’s actually a catch to it. It has do with physics – waves in particular. I’ll try to explain it in a way you’ll understand.

5GHz provides faster data rates at a shorter distance while 2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds.

Range
The main reason for this is that higher frequency signals cannot penetrate solid objects like walls and floors as well as lower frequency signals. Thus, the 2.4 GHz has a farther range than the 5 GHz frequency.

Bandwidth
Higher bandwidth means that files will download and upload faster, and high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video will perform much smoother and faster
Higher frequencies increase transmission of data, also known as bandwidth. Therefore, the 5GHz with its higher bandwidth will provide much faster data connections than 2.4 GHz.

Most devices only use the 2.4 GHz frequency, and these devices are all attempting to use the same “radio space” which can cause overcrowding of the channels. The 5GHz band has 23 available channels for devices to use vs the 3 available on the 2.4 GHz band. I can’t really say if the 5.0GHz is available on all smartphones but if you’re lucky to have it on your device. It’s worth trying out. If you’re having issues discovering the Wi-Fi on 5.0GHz switch back to 2.4GHz

So, which should you choose, 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz?

•    If faster speeds are most important to you, 5GHz is usually a better choice than 2.4 GHz.

•     If the wireless range is more important to you, 2.4 GHz is usually a better choice than 5 GHz.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 With 12GB RAM – Full Price And Specifications

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Xiaomi has launched a device targeted at gamers  – Xiaomi Black Shark 2. And this time around, it’s using a pressure-sensitive display to cram in even more controls.

The pressure-sensitive display lets you map left and right controls to the screen. So you’ll be able to control your games through the screen, rather than by pressing physical buttons.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support, 240Hz touch response rate with touch algorithm optimization especially for gaming, powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with liquid cooling 3.0

 

 Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specifications

 

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  • Display: 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 display
  • Chipset: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU
  • RAM + ROM: 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB / 12GB RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Camera: 48MP + 12MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Samsung GM1 sensor, LED flash; 20MP front-facing camera
  • Sensor: In display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 163.61×75.01x 8.77mm; Weight: 205g
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging

Pricing

6GB + 128GB storage goes for $510

8GB + 128GB storage goes for $565

8GB/12GB + 256GB storage goes for $625

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Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order Now Available In Nigeria -See Pre-order Price

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HMD Global just announced a few days ago that the new Nokia 9 PureView pre order is now available for fans in Nigeria from March 19th, 2019 to April 9th, 2019 from Konga, Jumia & Slot for just N225,000.

The Nokia 9 PureView is the world’s first Penta-lens android cameraphone with five 12Mp cameras at the rear. It looks pretty odd looking at it but it’s definitely worth it if you are a huge fan of photography. This could actually turn into your daily driver. The display is a 5.99 inch OLED display with a 79.7% screen-to-body ratio. You also get a 1440 x 2880 display resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It also supports HDR 10.

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The General Manager, West, East, and Central Africa, HMD Global, Joseph Umunakwe said

“At HMD Global, we have taken a significant step in introducing an advanced computational imaging system on a smartphone – the Nokia 9 PureView. Not only are we happy to share this amazing experience with our fans in Nigeria, but we are also giving them an opportunity to pre-order the device before it arrives in the country in the coming weeks at an average retail price of N225,000.”

 

Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order

Fans are required to indicate interest by visiting https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_ng/nokia-9-pureview and follow the instructions to order from our accredited Nigerian partners listed on the website. On the benefits of pre-ordering, Umunakwe said

“For every pre-order, fans will get for free a set of Nokia True Wireless Earbuds, a wireless charger and a premium clear case, all valued at N45, 000. These items will only be included in the package for fans who pre-order the Nokia 9 PureView device.”

The Nokia 9 PureView is packed with advanced technologies, featuring a bright 5.99” 2K pOLED screen with PureDisplay technology and integrated Qi Wireless charging. It also launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box, which means it delivers the latest Android innovations and software experiences.

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