Events, Laptops, SmartPhones

Google event’s recap: A bunch of new pixels

Last week Google announced some great devices and others that just confused me, at a really boring event. Google, keep them products coming, but also keep the event short next time. We still love you. To summarize last week’s event in two words it would be “Artificial Intelligence”. A direction all tech giants have been taking and focusing on. This event, Google expanded the uses of its Google Assistant and just added it to a bunch of new devices. Continue reading “Google event’s recap: A bunch of new pixels”

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SmartPhones

iPhone 8 – Why does it exist?

As we saw over the past week, the iPhone 8’s sales have been terrible due to the iPhone X, which most iOS fans are probably holding out for. In return, since Apple announced its new iPhones, we have been continuously hearing this question a lot, whether online or from friends, “Why did Apple make the iPhone 8?”. Well, it is really simple. Continue reading “iPhone 8 – Why does it exist?”

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HTC may soon be launching the U11 Plus

HTC U11

Two days ago, Google announced acquiring part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion dollars. After this announcement, HTC confirmed that they are planning to and still working on launching a new flagship soon.

According to Frandroid, HTC  might be launching (in November) a phone that has similar features to those of the U11, which will most probably be called the U11 Plus. This upcoming flagship might be HTC’s first smartphone with a bezel-less 5.9-inch display.

Not much has been confirmed, leaked, or even speculated about HTC’s new device, except that it will be coming with a new display, and an IP68 certification (whereas the U11 had an IP67).

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Events, SmartPhones, Tech

iPhone 8  and iPhone X – Thoughts and impressions

With Apple’s recent unveiling of its new phones, we can only be sure of one thing, that these are really exciting times. I spent the better part of yesterday trolling people I know that are iPhone fans and woke up today to more than 10 messages telling me “They are good phones, what are you talking about?!” or something to that effect. Which tells us one thing, that some of my friends don’t get jokes.

I won’t be discussing the phones specifications/hardware/software, but rather focus on some features highlighted in the event. Here are my actual unbiased thoughts (as an Android user) on the new iPhones and those features (no bashing):

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LG V30 – specs and features

Source: LG USA Mobile

Among the smartphones launched at the beginning of 2017, the LG G6 was one of my favorites, and now, the company is back again with yet another great device. The LG V30 has just been announced two days ago and this device is an absolute beauty, inside and out. The least to say is that this phone has a headphone jack! The company is probably planning to steal some spotlight with this device, which is most probably going to be difficult to do, due to the Note 8, iPhone 8, Mate 10, and Pixel 2. Q4 of 2017 is just filled with highly anticipated smartphones. Now, let’s have a look at what the phone has to offer.

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Galaxy Note 8 – specs and features

It’s safe to say that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 was one of the most, if not the most, anticipated Android phones of 2017 – 2018. We didn’t really have to wait till its unpacked event to know its design and most of its features, as almost everything was leaked over the past month. The unpacked event kicked off yesterday and as usual, Samsung really knows how to put on a good show. But it isn’t about the spectacular show and presentation, it is about the phone. Before I get into it, I must say that I was pretty much looking forward to the Note 8’s release, especially that it’s the new iteration of last years phone, which was a great phone while it lasted. So, let’s have a look at the phone’s specifications and features, and then let’s discuss it all.

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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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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!”

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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”

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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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