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Lenovo Vibe Shot Review

Posted: October 4, 2015 in Reviews

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Huawei is all set to launch an upgraded version of its Honor 4C smartphone, which was released back in April this year. Dubbed Honor 4C Plus, the device will have 16GB of internal memory, which is double than what the Honor 4C has.
There is currently no word on whether or not the Honor 4C Plus will come with any other changes. So, assuming that the rest of the specs remain same as that of the Honor 4C, it will be powered by a Kirin 620 SoC with octa-core 1.2 GHz CPU, and sport a 5.0 inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

The handset will come with 2GB RAM, and pack in a 2550 mAh battery. In terms of camera, it will feature a 13MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter. The Honor 4C Plus will run Android KitKat-based Emotion UI, although the Lollipop-based variant is also a possibility.

The handset’s price will be revealed on September 14, and it will go on sale the following day i.e. on September 15.
5.7-inch Galaxy S7 caught in a benchmark rocking Snapdragon 820
Just yesterday we saw an unknown Samsung device getting benchmarked sporting an Exynos 8890 chipset. The device in question was codenamed Lucky. According to a new report, this is in fact the codename for the Galaxy S7. Since 7 is considered a lucky number in many cultures, it’s pretty obvious why Samsung chose to name its next flagship “Project Lucky” while it’s in development.

In an interesting twist, the Lucky was caught in another benchmark database today, this time rocking Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC. This is no surprise, as there have been rumors claiming Samsung is testing Qualcomm’s next top of the line chip and hasn’t yet decided whether to use it or not. Now it seems likely that the S820 will power at least certain versions of the Galaxy S7, probably the ones destined for the US (echoing what’s been going on for most of the Galaxy S line’s existence, except with the S6 this year).

The prototype that went through the AnTuTu benchmark today came with a 5.7-inch QHD touchscreen, a 16 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front snapper, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. It ran Android 5.1.1 Lollipop at the time.

So this is the bigger of the two rumored iterations for Samsung’s next flagship. Qualcomm’s chipset managed to beat out the Exynos 7420 as well as the Snapdragon 810 in single-threaded runs and in the 3D test. However, overall the Exynos 7420 still managed to come out on top of both of Qualcomm’s contenders. Obviously though the Snapdragon 820 is still in development, so don’t take these results too seriously yet. Just for fun, let’s mention that Lucky’s AnTuTu score was 65,775.

The final version of the Galaxy S7 may have a 20 MP ISOCELL camera instead of the 16 MP unit the prototype boasts. The S7 should keep the ultrafast UFS 2.0 storage of its predecessor, but Samsung is working on getting that to work with microSD cards. Currently the UFS 2.0 memory controller isn’t compatible with expandable storage. Yet the Korean company might fix that by the time the S7 arrives on the market. It’s definitely not a given, though, so don’t get your hopes up that the Galaxy S7 will have microSD card support.
Most of the recent waterproof Xperia smartphones and tablets come with the IP68-rating. This 6 translates into a dust-tight device, while the second digit – the 8 – means submersion into deeper than 1 meter clean water for 30 minutes or more.

Before the Sony Xperia Z5 lineup, many of the Xperia phones were advertised with press photos showing taking selfies or group photos underwater with fully submerged devices. Those images indirectly suggested you can actually do those things.

But we know Sony has been reluctant to repair devices with liquid damage. In many cases the company said the damage resulted by some of the plastic caps not being tightly closed and thus the warranty didn’t apply.

It turned out supporting waterproof phones is a tricky business and Sony has finally taken care of the problem by altering warranty terms and conditions.

As of recently Sony does not allow full submersion underwater, no matter the kind of water. It says NOT to use any waterproof device for underwater actions, such as taking photos.

Here are some excerpts of the new waterproof conditions:

The IP rating of your device was achieved in laboratory conditions in standby mode, so you should not use the device underwater, such as taking pictures. Do not use the device to take photos while performing any type of activity underwater, including diving or snorkeling.
Taking photos and movies in wet surroundings. Remember not to use the device underwater. If you accidentally get the device wet with non-fresh water, wash the device with tap water.
Sony devices that are tested for their waterproof abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 metres. After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently taken out and its functions and features are tested.
The rest remains the same – close all covers, if you drop your phone/slate into a pool/salt water rinse it under tap water, and that speakers and mics can stop working for up to 3 hours after water exposure.

Reading further Sony still allows you to use your phone under rain, the shower or in pools where splashes of water are all around. Just not fully submerge it. And in case you do, it will most probably endure.

While some people may have been overly abusive with their waterproof phones, perhaps Sony should take a large part of the blame as it made the IP rating a key selling point for its devices. Now that it has changed its policy many will certainly be disappointed, but it’s better to be clear with customers about what they are getting rather than facing issues with after-sales support.

For more information you should definitely visit Sony’s support page. And do drop us a line in the comments section, saying whether you’d still be getting a Sony phone if it weren’t for all the water fun promises.

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Acer, Asus, and Lenovo are on a charm offensive at IFA this year, and their target demographic is that reliably spendthrift group we know as gamers. Collectively, these three companies account for a third of global PC shipments, and they represent an industry-wide trend toward promoting more gaming gear. The hope is that slumping PC sales can be rejuvenated by appealing to the class of users who upgrade their hardware most often and spend most lavishly.

The PC gaming market produced $21.5 billion in hardware sales last year, according to data from Jon Peddie Research, which is more than double the revenues derived from console sales. More notably, unlike the broader PC market, which continues shrinking, gaming PC sales are projected to increase over the next couple of years. The JPR analysis suggests the biggest chunk of gaming PC revenue — somewhere in the vicinity of 44 percent — comes from the so-called enthusiast segment, which the researchers identify as “very performance and style oriented, much like sports car owners.”

But there’s one important distinction that Acer, Asus, and Lenovo (more…)


Asus Unveils The Fastest RT-AC5300 Router with 8 Dual-Band Antenna at IFA 2015

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