SmartPhones

Comparing the Nokia 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+

Source: Nokia

At last, the Nokia 8 is here, and it comes with a great specs sheet. Just like other Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 is also manufactured by HMD Global. The new Nokia smartphone is the first actual Nokia Flagship running Android, that comes with an impressive specs sheet.  Given that the Galaxy S8+ just won the EISA best smartphone award, let us have a look and compare both phones’ specs sheets.

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Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Huawei is on the rise!

The smartphone industry has been divided between two players (at least that is how many saw it), Samsung and Apple, for many years now. What am I talking about? If you’ve lived in the Middle East, you would have realized that to most people, smartphones mean either a Galaxy or an iPhone. That has been the case for many years now, although the market was filled with phones by LG, HTC, Sony, and others. It was between 2011 and 2013 that Chinese manufacturers started to appear as serious players on the global board (via Statista). Since then companies such as Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi have been slowly gaining global market share, with Huawei announcing last year its plans to overtake Samsung and Apple by 2021 (via WSJ).  Continue reading “Huawei is on the rise!”

SmartPhones, Tech

OnePlus 5: Specifications and features

It’s been a while since I wanted to post this short review, but unfortunately, I couldn’t anytime sooner. OnePlus certainly had me excited about the OnePlus 5 prior to its release, and I was determined to getting the smartphone so it could be my daily driver. OnePlus has got us used to its cheap “flagship killer” with the high specs. And guess what… The company reaffirms its standing position in the market; that its newest smartphone is indeed a “flagship killer” (specs wise), but is it really? Or are there some disappointments? Continue reading “OnePlus 5: Specifications and features”

Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Huawei Lebanon fails in their marketing

Huawei Lebanon has been strongly pushing the P10 and P10 plus smartphones since their release. Their social media campaigns focused on promoting both devices through the use of a certain Lebanese professional photographer.

It’s all been good until they released their latest promotional video. The ad is basically the same professional photographer, taking photos, speaking about a certain feature, and then showing the photos. Now that seems great, doesn’t it? Well, it would have been, if they were discussing the camera, sure… but the ad was about the phones supercharge feature. Come on Huawei… seriously?

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SmartPhones

HTC U11 – Much better this time

My overall impression of the HTC U Ultra wasn’t that great and seeing the device first hand didn’t really change my opinion. HTC has just launched the HTC U11, which is greatly making up for the damages the U Ultra has caused. Continue reading “HTC U11 – Much better this time”

SmartPhones, Tech

Samsung removes UFS 2.1 from the Galaxy S8 spec sheet

Samsung has recently removed UFS 2.1 from the Galaxy S8 spec sheet. This has happened right after Huawei’s memory substitution scandal on the P10 and P10 Plus. To those that don’t know, Huawei installed different memory chips in the two variants, which resulted in users getting very different read speeds. Seems like Samsung has done the same thing.

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Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Your smartphone is starting to slow down? Here’s a few solutions

Two of the most interesting Android phones, the LG G6 and Galaxy S8 have just recently become available in the markets. Two devices that offer great features, and that many users will surely enjoy. One thing that might spoil this experience is a phone that suddenly starts “acting weird”. All electronic devices will probably face some problems eventually, from low-end devices to high-end flagship ones.  In this post, I will be focusing on simple solutions you can try when your phone starts to lag, slow down, or seem to use more battery. Of course, the below solutions are NOT restricted to the two brands mentioned earlier.

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SmartPhones, عربي

هاتف شاومي مي 6

قامت شركة شاومي بالإعلان عن هاتفها الجديد مي 6، في بكين يوم الأربعاء 19 ابريل/نيسان 2017. كالعادة تقدم شركة شاومي هواتف ذات مواصفاتٍ عالية بأسعار رخيصة. يأتي هاتف مي 6 بمعالج Snapdragon 835 الجديد، مع 6 جيجابايت ذاكرة عشوائية (RAM) وسعة تخزين 64 جيجابايت أو 128 جيجابايت.

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SmartPhones, عربي

نظرة أولى على جهاز أل جي جي 6

في عام 2016 علقت شركة ال جي أملاً كبيرة على هاتفها الذكي الـG5،ولكنه  لم يحقق النجاح المتوقع. فبحسب تقارير 2016, خسرت شركة ال جي ما يقارب الـ381 مليون دولار بسبب ضعف مبيعات الـG5 (التقرير من CNET). لكن كما يبدو أن الشركة قد تعلمت من اخطائها السابقة وهي جاهزة لمواجهة المنافسين بأحدث جهاز من ال جي وهو الـG6.

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SmartPhones

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus vs. S7 and S7 Edge – is it worth the upgrade?

Looking back at 2016, the S7 Edge was hands down one of the best smartphones, with one of the best designs, which it still is to this date. Things have greatly changed with the launch of the S8 and S8 Plus now. With the introduction of the two new devices, Samsung officially came back swinging after their Note 7 demise, with what might be the best design for 2017. So is this new phone good enough to have users upgrade from 2016’s S7 or S7Edge? Here, I will list some features that give the “edge” to the new devices, as well as other features and specifications that might keep away from ever considering upgrading to the new flagship.

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