Dell Venue 8 7000 is an Android tablet that came back to hurt us positively to 2015, both for technical characteristics MWC, either for a truly high quality construction. This is a “new” product for the European market, but already spotted in September last year on the occasion of the IDF 2014.
The first things that affect positively the touch ‘n feel lighter, made entirely of metallic materials and good ergonomics. The tablet is particularly comfortable to handle, despite being equipped with a display from 8.4 “, thanks to the good work done by Dell to contain the size of the frames. Inside of the shell is the Atom Processor Z3580 (Merrifield) its not very recent, but equally capable of moving to better software platform. Convincing the display not only for high resolution, but also because of a good color calibration and de deep blacks.
Dell Venue 8 7000 has two more ACEs to play to complete the hardware equipment: on the one hand the double rear camera Real Sense which allows shots with 3D effect-camera that adds up to two more traditional forms, one front and one rear-and on the other the digitizer Synaptic, controllable by the Active Stylus (who also used it with earlier Dell models will continue to do so).
Product so excellently crafted, with a hardware rich, but that, unfortunately, will not arrive in our country, in accordance with confermatoci from Dell at the Mobile World Congress. The distribution is planned, in fact, for the UK market and for Germany. Interested users can then start to consider purchasing through parallel distribution channels. It is also conceivable that Dell chose to expand in the coming months the marketing with an updated dl hardware point of view, maybe even with the new X 5, X 3, X 7 SoC Intel Aton presented at MWC.
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Imagination Technologies PowerVRGPUG6430
Dual camerarearRealSense(allows you to create3D effecton photos)
A unique metallic body, stands out for its exquisite finishes two-tone with ergonomically beveled edges that conform to your hand without effort. The HTC One M9 combines the best of the previous models in an iconic design. With internal components stacked to keep a compact size, the dazzling design of HTC One M9 integrates a 5 ” screen that fits in your hand with ease. The camera of Sapphire Crystal lens provides long-lasting protection anti scratches for a long life. Currently available in three sharp colors, all with a shiny appearance in two shades: Gold on gold, gold on silver and gray on gray.
The HTC One M9 offers more customizable options than ever. My HTC themes integrated application can change the design of your phone using your favorite photo or even an image that you download. Control everything: from the shape and the size of your icons, tone call and even the wallpaper on your phone. A widget on the home screen automatically detects your location and offers applications based on a combination of your location and your use preferences. The HTC One M9 includes a version of enhanced BlinkFeed, offering recommendations and links based on your location. You will receive suggestions to eat in your area, wherever you are.
20 MP main camera and front camera UltraPixel provides an experience of image like never before. Eye Experience technology allows you to create screenshots divided, making self-portrait by voice, apply makeup live and much more. In addition, you can combine your photos and videos with friends to form images from various points of view with the Zoe application. The HTC One M9 has a front-facing camera integrated with UltraPixel technology to capture more light and make portraits incredibly detailed, both day and night. Its wide-angle lens is designed to capture a field of view greater so that you can include to all your friends in each photo.
The HTC One M9 has very intuitive Gallery One function that brings your photos and videos with a simple organization and search controls. You can search images stored locally, as well as photos and videos on social networks and the cloud. Keep everything within reach with a couple of clicks thanks to the Gallery One of the HTC One M9.
In partnership with Dolby, HTC One M9 recreates the 5.1 surround sound effect to offer real sound and enjoy cinema experience. HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio provides a sound optimized, even from sources like YouTube multi-channel online. HTC BoomSound Connect allows you to stream any music or video from HTC One M9 to stereo-compatible devices, only to slide three fingers for the main screen. Even you can transmit different music to several speakers at the same time, for use as a portable remote control only. The HTC One M9 offers a 24-bit support, so you can enjoy your music with better quality than on a CD.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is stylish and also very lightweight (only 1.19 Kg), and, among the belt that allows the joint to 360 degrees and the outer structure where the keyboard, you really feel like you use a premium product.
The dimensions are contained, but still the screen does not occupy the entire surface, leaving about 1 cm frame the sides: the difference is felt, especially in tablet mode. Apple, with Continuity, wanted to offer a continuous user experience across multiple devices, Lenovo instead with Yoga 3 Pro convertible wanted to offer well 4 all different from each other, on the same device.
At first it may be inconvenient to change orientation given the screen size (13 inches longer frame). However, after a while the mode change is quick and easy, and you realize that switch modes with a keyboard without making much faster some operations that are performed with greater ease with the touchscreen.
For example, you can use desktop mode to search for a video on YouTube with the physical keyboard and then, after finding the video, go to tablet mode or stand to make the most of the display in very high resolution. Or, you can write a document with the physical keyboard and then switch to tablet mode to review it by emphasizing the parties to review. In short, the possible applications are many, and it shows.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is powered by a 1.3 GHz Intel Core dual core, M-5Y70 to 4 threads. The first-level cache is 128 KB: 32KBx2 and 32KBx2, the second-level cache is 256KBx2, while the third tier is 4 MB. Are also installed 8 GB of RAM and a graphics card integrated Intel HD 5300, who runs smoothly the impressive resolution of the display, while the storage is a 256 GB SSD.
Crown all a camera that takes photos and video turns up to 720 p and behaving fairly even in low-light conditions, illuminating the subject and keeping in the dark on the second floor.
The screen is composed of a panel QHD + with resolution 3200 × 1800 with refresh rate to 60 Hz, a true wonder. Not everywhere, though. This resolution, in fact, is not handled well at all by many software like iTunes, Evernote and GeekBench, or increase the space by placing items – you see, so tiny compared to desktop icons – or shells each item and, in General, all the layout and make it fit to the size of the display. A vision that could also annoy eyes after an extended period of time.
Yoga 3 Pro is provided completely on the connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connections and 2 USB 3.0 ports, SD slot and headphone jack for connections with wire.
the power cable should be USB to proprietary formats: theoretically could be attached to any transformer or even to another PC for charging, but this system recognizes only the original transformer Lenovo.
The operating system preinstalled on Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is Windows 64 bit, 8.1 to run smoothly and without jamming. The optimization of Lenovo in this sense is one of the best on Windows. However, moving from tablet to notebook mode, the system does not recognize the primary input, then the Exchange always cursor disappears and it becomes very difficult to navigate through the screens. The situation, curious, occurs mostly with Google Chrome, which evidently is not well optimized.
Keyboards – the physical and one onscreen – are not very intuitive: the function keys (F1, F2, etc.) are present – on your physical keyboard – as a second function compared with the number keys, and can be accessed by holding down the Fn key on the bottom right, as also the keyboard shortcuts – volume up and down, up and down and keyboard backlight brightness. In why should not access these functions using the keyboard is due to the fact that in Windows 8.1 is very simple to access them with a single swipe to the Center from the right side of the screen.
Lenovo preinstalled apps finally improve a whole range of specific parameters and enable the quick functions: Lenovo Lenovo Lenovo Support, Hightail for Setting (to share files between users), Lenovo Motion Control (for controlling functions with air gesture by exploiting the camera – but it doesn’t seem to work fine), Lenovo SHAREit, Lenovo VeriFace Pro, Lenovo’s Reach. Of these, some are perhaps of questionable usefulness, but overall help to improve the user experience.
My tests with Geekbench on Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, is a score of 2541 in single-core and multi-core, 4803 in a result in line with the latest Ultrabooks and even some-more of the new MacBook, for example.
The fluidity in the whole system Note: the computer turns in about 8 seconds and favourable environmental conditions – i.e. outside temperature less than 30 degrees to the upper part of the base warms up only slightly, reducing to a sporadic episode starting the fan.
On the other hand the fan should not be present in Yoga 3 Pro, having a CPU Core M that doesn’t require it, but Lenovo increased power dissipation to allow increasing the CPU clock rate itself, hence the need for increased cooling. When the PC is put under stress and it becomes impossible to keep the device on your lap or in your hand due to the very high temperature generated, clearly feels a rustling sound coming from the top right corner.
The tests on the SSD turned out average: with CristalDiskMark you are reached 546.3 MB/s write and 264.0 Mb/s read. In practice this means that a file size of 2 GB is transferred to a USB 2.0 in about 3 minutes.
With CineBench score is very poor result, finally just 18.39 fps in Full HD rendering, but there is an explanation: it seems that, as already explained, some software may not support the high resolution screen and also manage items by driver Intel is not optimal. This means that the layout of the interface of a software to apply the upscaling, greatly reducing the performance.
With regard to system optimization, the Adaptive brightness is not instantaneous and it shows clearly that the system applies a scale to gradually change the luminance level of the display. It’s not a subtle step, which could annoy.
The audio will also be JBL, then stood for quality, but the choice of Lenovo is not clear: the sound comes from all over the base, is not well equalized and quite low in all four possible positions.
Also in Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a software for the management of audio streams, MAXXAudio, but 90% of the time the croaking sound which is activated. The problem arises because MAXXAudio would seem to be on by default, at least in test units, and this might suggest that the sound card is damaged. It probably works better with high-quality audio sources, but in everyday use it’s not often you play audio in stereo.
Test drive, finally, have problems with the configuration of wireless headphones, particularly with Wireless PowerBeats2: the sound was played despite the headphones were recognized by the operating system. This situation repeated itself often and only after few restarts the problem solved itself.
In different contexts, i.e. PDF display, audio/video playback, web browsing, autonomy has never lasted more than 5 hours. From extensive testing on the battery, stressing the CPU with particular processes, it is always reached the threshold of 4 hours.
Specifically, a typical example of heavy use this Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is: four consecutive hours contained in video streaming to 480, about three and a half hours when it comes to 720 p resolution; with normal use, or simple word processing, web browsing with Chrome and PDF display, you are not able to go beyond the 5 hours. For a notebook that eventuality becomes tablet isn’t a good autonomy.
In Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro the potential is there. A convertible notebook like this is definitely the perfect choice for those looking for a laptop to be more efficient at work and a tablet for watching movies or Tv series or playing with a large screen.
However, the price range in which it is situated makes it very accessible to a large segment of users, especially considering the low quality of speaker (at least on test units).
Apple has updated the Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower output price, so the most affordable Apple Mac offers a quality / price ratio even better. Mac mini now includes Intel Core processors fourth generation integrated graphics up to 90% faster, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2 and computer remains the world’s most efficient desktop. All new Macs come with OS X Yosemite, the latest and powerful version of OS X redesigned to detail with a renewed and modern look. This operating system releases very useful apps and Continuity incredible performance, allowing switch between Mac and iOS devices with a fluidity never before seen.
The new Mac mini delivers new levels of graphics performance, expansion and connectivity. The new HD Graphics 5000 and Intel Iris Graphics are graphics performance up to 90% faster than the previous generation. Mac mini now includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports, each with up to 20 Gb / s bandwidth and next-generation 802.11ac connection, which is up to three times faster when connected to an 802.11ac base station. The Mac mini computer remains the world’s most efficient desktop: sevenfold improvement Energy Star 6.1 requirements and consumes only 6 watts of idle power.
iMovie, GarageBand and package iWork apps are free with every new Mac. iMovie allows users to edit incredible movies, and GarageBand can compose music or learn to play the piano or guitar. The iWork productivity apps -pages, Numbers and Keynote- to create, edit and easily share documents, spreadsheets and impressive presentations. Redesigned iWork includes new look, compatibility with iCloud Drive and many innovative features such as the new view of comments Pages. The iWork for iCloud beta allows users to create a document on iPad, edit on the Mac and collaborate with peers while using a PC.
Apple Mac mini Price & Availability
The Mac mini will begin to be available from today. There are three standard models:
• Processor Intel Core i5 dual-core 1.4GHz, Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and 500 GB hard drive at a recommended retail price from 499 euros with VAT included.
• Processor Intel Core i5 dual-core 2.6GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics and 1TB hard drive at a recommended retail price from 699 euros including VAT .
• Processor Intel Core i5 dual-core 2.8GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics and 1TB Fusion Drive a recommended price from 999 euros including VAT .
Family zenPad Asus, solutions for everyone. Asus zenPad 8.0 is proposed as the ideal companion for daily life, ready to accompany us in the vision of a series on Netflix, ready to have fun with its full ZenUI. The circle is the delicious range of accessories.
Super unboxing! In addition to the Asus zenPad 8.0 sales box (which includes only the wall charger and microUSB cable) it has been a pleasure to unpack Cover for this tablet. In the Audio and Power Case Cover box you can find the small adapter to recharge the internal battery of cover.Asus zenPad 8.0 Z380KL is a very well balanced device. Interesting solution Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core, some doubt on the single GB of RAM.
Asus zenPad 8.0 has a classic design, a tablet for practical reasons can not depart from the canonical lines. Classic but never boring, Asus has clear curves, clean, elegant. The front is dominated by the massive 8-inch display, interesting faux aluminum profile that gives character.
In fact, the real Asus zenPad 8.0 character is all on the back, the back cover is made of polycarbonate (as the whole device) worked very well. Asus has decided to make a removable cover for two simple reasons. First, change your look in zenPad 8.0. Second, increase the zenPad 8.0 features.
If you are not aware of the possibility of removing the cover, this Asus zenPad 8.0 could be seen as a unibody tablet. The construction is surgical, solid, almost perfect. Use this tablet is a pleasure, every single physical button is placed where it is needed.
On the left is the small gap in order to remove the base cover. Asus has designed some covers of different color, always polycarbonate worked with a pleasant texture to the touch. Ok, aside from the good possibilities of customization, the extra gear is given by the ability to add functions to Asus zenPad 8.0.
Through the connector you can hook the Power Case, which will recharge the internal battery Asus zenPad 8.0 allowing the tablet to work for another 15 hours. Audio Cover is a pleasant surprise. It seems a simple cover to the book, actually hides a 5.1 surround system. After hearing music from this cover if they can not do without, will remain there, always snapped to Asus zenPad 8.0. The perfect solution to display a simple video from Youtube or follow your favorite series on Netflix, the sound quality is remarkable, perhaps it loses cleaning at maximum volume. It must admit that the maximum volume is almost ear-splitting.
Power Case and Cover Audio, are still, cover. They are aesthetically pleasing, especially the solution to the Audio Book Cover, there is a clear reference to the Zen lines Asus.Se Audio Cover lets you hear a high-quality audio, even the display is no exception. Asus zenPad 8.0 has an 8-inch display, IPS, resolution 1280 x 800. Although on paper someone might turn up their noses, this display is absolutely nice, true, there is a pixel density high but it is not the point. The color reproduction is excellent (can calibrate in Settings), every nuance is represented faithfully. A very natural color display but still loads, a point of very clean white (perfect for web browsing and reading documents). Some shade on black reproduction, is an IPS is normal. Asus zenPad 8.0 is the perfect companion if you love watching movies on the move.
Asus zenPad 8.0 comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop + Asus ZenUI. The manufacturer has worked very well with its interface, it is definitely rich in features and customizations. There is a large number of preinstalled apps, there’s also the classic bloatware that you can uninstall, fortunately.
The ZenUI offers everything there is all you need on a tablet, maybe too much. Each application is in strict material design and is able to make optimal use of all the space offered by an 8-inch display. The interface is flexible, there is the possibility to set each individual parameter depending on the various needs. Excellent Asus move, proprietary applications are on PlayStore, upgrades are fast and steady.
Aside from the known possibilities of ZenUI, this small tablet suffers from Asus customization, amazingly. The producer always manages to optimize good their devices limiting ever ZenUI, in this case, the mission is not accomplished.
It should be noted, Asus zenPad 8.0 does not go bad, it manages to be fast enough for most tasks, unfortunately, multitasking (important operation for a tablet) slowdowns are showy. As usual, Asus will solve with a little updating. All in all, Asus zenPad 8.0 is a tablet that aims more to the use of content that the production of content. Operate massively in web browser, manage multiple documents or applications are actions not just in the ropes of this tablet.
There 4G connectivity and, Asus zenPad 8.0 is capable of handling the phone part. The capsule quality is Scarsini, also the main microphone is poor. It is not a real drawback, is a tablet and let it do the tablet. Good instead the intensity of the signal, this is an important factor.
Hoping someone uses the camera of a tablet only in emergency situations, this Asus zenPad 8.0 has a rear camera of 5 megapixels. The software is the classic of ZenUI, complete and functional. What is missing is the hardware. Again, it’s not a real defect, is a tablet is not meant to take great photos. In any case, in conditions of full light images are still under the sufficiency but honest, just in just slightly the light, appears an intense video noise. In general, the shots are doughy and chewy, I repeat, is not a problem. Oh, the 2-megapixel front camera has a good wide-angle selfies saved.
Music playback is entrusted to each speaker placed on the front, positioning is right, absolutely right. The quality is good, the volume is not very high but in general we are dealing with a good single speaker. Use Audio Cover is always consigliato.Asus gives zenPad 8.0 a 4000 mAh battery, perhaps due to its size, it could do more. In any case, Asus zenPad 8.0 can withstand the impact of a busy day without any problem. With the classic use from home, make more than a single day is not a dream, especially if it is equipped with a Power Case that charges the battery of the tablet (for once).
Asus churns out a balanced product, observed individually. Expand horizons and evaluate the impact of good cover, it is the key to reading this tablet. Overall Asus zenPad 8.0 is a good product to consume content, especially video thanks to Audio Cover and his 8-inch display. The ZenUI and its huge application package, also push the production of content, unfortunately zenPad 8.0 can not keep up with Asus will. After all, work in a professional manner with an Android tablet is difficult, if not impossible, for everyone. If this judgment is valid, Asus zenPad 8.0 manages to be a very good travel companion.
Ok, what touches to shell out for this machine and its accessories? It starts from the price list of a single tablet, about 199 euros, a decent price, a price that online has already dropped to around 169 Euro. Unfortunately there is no kind of bundle, promotion or other that allows to take home a few covers. The Power Case is priced at 39 euros while Audio Cover touches the threshold of 79 euros. Better to focus on a good audio quality, if you intend to spend more money in addition to the individual price of the Asus zenPad 8.0.
LG has always been aggressive in the entry-level. K8 4G might be the step towards the conquest of this difficult market section. LG K8 4G travels well, it must be said. There is a shadow on this interesting device, for someone insignificant, for other important.
LG has always been aggressive in the entry-level. K8 4G might be the step towards the conquest of this difficult market section. LG K8 4G travels well, it must be said. There is a shadow on this interesting device, for someone insignificant, for other important.
Colorful and pleasant the LG K8 4G box. Its content is standard. Besides the classic manuals, there is only the wall charger, usb-micro cable and the headset from the honest realization (at least are present) .lg has compiled a list of balanced specific K8 4G. Interestingly HD display, good endowment RAM (1.5 GB), to be assessed by the 2125 mAh battery seal.
LG has designed this K8 excellently. Almost impossible to find so much attention to detail in the low-price segment. The front glass is slightly curved, ends its run on profile polycarbonate with metallic effect. The back cover (removable, great assembly, looks like a unibody device) is rubberized polycarbonate with a very interesting texture.
The LG K8 4G lines are designed to accompany the best grip, actually this smartphone lets you use a total thoughtlessness. No indeed important to do, LG has worked very well. Aesthetically K8 4G is worth much more than its official list. Oh, no need of the classical period of adaptation to use quickly back buttons.
Though from an aesthetic point of view LG K8 4G has an edge compared to its market value, the display is no exception. 5 inches, simple HD resolution, IPS technology. Ok, someone might turn up their nose to a pixel density not really high, maybe you should complain of the absence of the automatic light sensor. In any case, LG K8 4G has the color loads but natural, a white clean and sufficient blacks to not fall in the gray shades. K8 4G manages to be a good companion even during the display in the light of the sun, it must be raised the brightness to maximum, manually.
LG K8 4G comes with Android 6.0 + Marshmallow LG UI 4.0 (not the same as the new LG G5). The interface LG is definitely complete, functional and flexible. If you look at some particular function, just digging in the settings and this K8 4G able to offer the right customization.
Is there any section slimmed down compared to higher-end proposals, it is this diet that allows LG K8 4G to be always ready and quick. Without further beating about the bush, the performance of this K8 4G are thick for its price range, can handle all applications without major delays or lag. No problem with full-bodied games, in short, does everything well and has a satisfactory user experience.
Everything perfect, almost a dream for the price at which it is proposed K8 4G. The limit and there is also great (maybe not for everyone, perhaps solved). 8 GB of internal memory, 4.5 GB occupied by the system. There really is very little space for our favorite apps. No problem, you say, with Marshamallow’s shared memory with MicroSD. No, unfortunately LG did not integrate this function (only some app allows partial variation). The point is that, for a type of basic use, social and little else, 8 GB can be enough. If you want 2 or 3 more apps, memory low message will accompany you forever. Hopefully LG reintroduce the classic management of Marshamallow memory. Why limit a smartphone so successful?
Does not disappoint even the phone part, LG 4G K8 has a good enough reception, quite intense. The capsule quality is not fine but it’s still enjoyable conversation. Handsfree volume is remeber. A pleasure to write with the excellent LG keyboard.
LG K8 4G mounting an 8-megapixel camera with single LED flash. The camera management software is very clean and simple, maybe too much. The results provided in good light are almost amazing, good shutter speed and focus, discrete capture details, sufficient dynamic range and color reproduction quite accurate. The situation changes dramatically as soon as the light drops. You lose detail, images are mixed, and the focus can not be efficient at the first shot. Well the video recording in FullHD. Surprise the front camera 5 Megapixel able to give appreciable selfies with a good wide angle.
It is using LG K8 4G and one wonders, why only 8 GB of memory? The story revolves here, the only negative point of a device that always manages to surprise. Design of details, fantastic front with curved glass. complete software, rich, always fast, fluid and stable. rocky and most telephone autonomy. concrete display and good shots in sunlight close the circle.
True, very true, these damned 8 GB of internal memory might not be a limit for many people. If for you it is not, this LG K8 4G is taken without fuss. List Price 179 Euro, perhaps slightly swollen. Fortunately you can find LG K8 4G to about 144 euros, a price point much more in focus. Probably still will drop, perhaps to the point that the internal memory will no longer be a determining factor in purchasing.
The owners of the latest IPhone X are complaining that the device is not rendering them as they expected. They alert two problems, the most serious of which, depending on where one lives, is that the new mobile stops working at low temperatures.
Internet users have written on Reddit, forums and social networks that the long-cherished phone hangs and does not respond to touch when temperatures drop from zero, reports Forbes magazine.
Apple supports the problem and in all sincerity recommends users to use their devices at temperatures between 0 ° C and 35 ° C to avoid temporary failures. The company has also indicated in a statement that they are aware of the contrariety, which happens when the temperature change is fast, and are currently working to solve it through ‘ software ‘.
But the cold is not the only disappointment of IPhoneX users, who also complain of a green stripe that appears on the right edge of the screen, reports the portal in Gaget.
One of the owners of the ‘ gadget ‘ has indicated in a forum for Apple ‘ fans ‘ that the strip does not disappear or restart the device. Another person who acquired the IPhone X has reported on his Twitter that the AppStore changed the phone when he notified this problem.
Various users of IPhone X have resorted in recent days to social networks and specialized forums to report a technical problem that suffers the latest release of Apple. The complaints began to appear within a few days after the new IPhone device went on sale on November 3 with an initial price of US $999.
This is a green line that crosses the left side or — in other cases — the right of the screen from the top to the bottom. This unwanted visual element has already been described by some Internet users as “The Green Line of death”, and its origin has not yet been explained by Apple.
According to the affected users, the Green line seems not to affect its functioning, but, without a doubt, it is an annoying situation, and more when one of the main attractions of the best iPhone of the year is precisely its 5.8 inch OLED screen.
The good news is, surely, this is a hardware problem, so customers can replace their defective cell phone with a new one. This situation is added to an ever-longer list of bugs related to the IPhone X. Simply, today it was announced that the display of Apple’s new phone, apparently, freezes when it gets in contact with low temperatures.
According to the report, the LCD model will be 6.1 inches; One of the OLED models will be identical to the iphone X of 5.8 inches current, while a third will arrive at 6.5 inches and would be the Plus model of the iphone x. The analyst Kuo is usually very successful in his reports on Apple.
Also, the three models for next year would have the same front tab for TrueDepth, so face ID facial recognition would make the leap to those three models, says Kuo. The iphone of LCD would cost between US $649 and US $749, but the iphone x Plus would exceed US $999 that costs base model of the current iphone x.
Samsung Galaxy S8 was, for more or less obvious reasons, surely the most anticipated smartphone of the last few months and its launch, which confirmed almost everything that had been said in the previous months, was followed with interest by many. Let’s discover together what’s interesting in the new top of Samsung’s range.
The pack of Galaxy S8 is particularly rich, making finally honor to what is in all respects a top of the range. Inside we find a power supply for quick charge 9v/1.67 A, a USB/USB-C cable, an adapter from MicroUSB to USB-C, a OTG adapter (of course with USB-C port) and new excellent earphones AKG (Harman brand, now owned by Samsung) with adapters of Various measures. They are headphones that have amazed us for the spatiality and balancing very balanced between the various frequencies.
Samsung fully embraces the idea of the curved screen, going to realize with this technology also the model “base” of the top of the Galaxy S range for the 2017. The screen then also has different proportions, making the smartphone taller and narrower than the past. This allows him to have a bigger screen (and not a little) in the body of a smartphone just higher but especially much more maneuverable. This was also possible thanks to having moved to the back, next to the camera, the fingerprint reader.
The smartphone is once again made with a metallic profile (glossy in this case) and a glass back. It does not hold too much fingerprints and now the camera is almost flush with the phone, protected only by a very small step. In hand Galaxy S8 is used with simplicity and the materials with which they are built are of value. Excellent then the fact that the resistance to water and dust has been maintained. On the left side we finally find a new physical key, dedicated to the personal assistant Bixby.
Hardware still improved for this Galaxy S8. We have a new processor Exynos 8895 Octa core up to 2.3 GHz, made with production process at 10nm (like Snapdragon 835) and GPU Mali-G71. The RAM remains 4GB and the internal memory always starts from 64 GB (UFS 2.1) expandable with MicroSD. Excellent connectivity then: It is the first smartphone on the market with support to the LTE Gigabit (1024 Mbps), as well as always having the dual-band Wi-Fi AC, the Bluetooth 5.0 (which allows you to connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously), the GPS assisted by GLONASS and GALILEO and finally the NFC chip.
The fingerprint reader on the back can be reached with discreet simplicity, although it may take a bit of habit and the speaker is left in the lower part: good quality and good volume. Also in the lower part we find then the Type-C door, finally adopted on the Galaxy S family. This port is then (finally!) complies with standards and can be used without problem as HDMI video output. For almost perfect hardware The only shortcomings are the FM radio and the infrared port. Two sensors for iris scanning have also been introduced on the front side. The heart rate sensor remains on the back.
Galaxy S8 comes with a 12 megapxiel ƒ/1.7 Camera with Dual Pixel technology, optical Image Stabilizer and LED flash. The photographic capacity of this sensor (which should be the same as Galaxy S7) has already been amply confirmed and even with Galaxy S8 the results are at the top. The photos are rich in detail, with well balanced colors and focus is precise and quick. Obviously the quality worsens with little light but still manages to balance better colors even compared to how it did Galaxy S7. Many features available. We still have the automatic HDR, the Hypelapse, the Quick Start (now with the power button) and the ability to position the shutter button where you want.
Among the novelties we find Bixby Vision for the recognition of objects in the photos, the effects in real time (Snapchat style) and a renewed effect of blurring the background that now works also on the front camera. It is perhaps here that the improvement was more net. The new 8 megapixel camera ƒ/1.7 is definitely good and also supports recording video in 2k (and with HDR active). The main camera instead records video in 4k with also the active electronic stabilization (in addition to the optical one). Also good slow motion at 720p at 120 frames per second.
The screen of this Galaxy S8 is a 5.8-inch resolution WQHD + (2960 x 1440 pixels) made with superamoled technology. The display is made with the particular ratio of form 18.5:9. This elongated shape has no concrete effects on the screen itself, but it translates into greater handling for the phone. The screen is curved at the sides and rounded to the corners. These are two precautions that have no particular usefulness in the practical act, but which are functional to the extremely futuristic design of the device.
The screen is particularly charged in the colors making it flashy, thanks also to the high brightness. Anyone who wants can still make it more “natural” by the settings. Also present the always-On Display technology to allow you to have information about the notifications even on the phone blocked. This year you can also have new quick controls, for example to control music.
Samsung substantially renews the software of its Galaxy S8. It is Android 7.0 heavily customized with the Samsung interface. You can change the themes, the size of the grids (both home and drawer), activate the new drawer simply by swiping the home and also activate the new Bixby home to the left of the home. This new screen will show contextual content by taking them from supported apps (luckily there are also a bit of third-party apps). Unfortunately there is still no trace of Bixby voice (in fact even in English), the new narrator of Samsung, who currently does not support our language yet (but will do it by the end of the year). It already works well Bixby Vision that recognizes objects in the photos and proposes you to make quick purchases or give you information.
Among the novelties of the software of this Galaxy S8 we find a new mode that allows you to cut a portion of an app to keep it open fixed at the top (above other applications) and that you add to the already existing Multiwindow. Very nice new pop-up notifications that have however the flaw of not being rewardable. To get notifications (since the screen is very “high”) you can help you by swiping your finger down on the fingerprint reader.
We then still find the side panels (with some novelty related to the Clipboard and screenshots) and the personal area to put safe content and applications that we want to keep away from prying eyes. Speaking of safety we now have three biometric unlock modes: The iris, safer, but perhaps the least precise, the face, the quickest but less secure and the fingerprint, more accurate but in imperfect position.
Continuing with the news you can now interact with some apps from the screen lock, we have a new one-handed mode and a new app for notes. To better understand how high you can push the software of Galaxy S8 we will surely expect Bixby Voice in Italian (by the end of the year), Samsung Pay in Italy (by the end of the year) and the arrival of DeX that, thanks to an accessory, allow to use the phone As a PC by connecting to a monitor. Considering that even without these features this is the best custom Android software in circulation the margins of improvement are ample. The software is overall very fluid, although obviously Android stock remains the benchmark to beat.
The battery remains from 3000 mAh. The display resolution increases and the new processor production technology at 10nm instead guarantees more autonomy on the paper. Probably various factors compensate and we have detected an identical autonomy (or almost) to that of Galaxy S7. With a stress use you will be able to arrive at the end of the day maybe a little precise. Fortunately there are still two excellent technologies: the recharge (really!) Fast and fast wireless charging. Samsung Galaxy S8 is marketed in Italy at €829 a price of well €100 higher than last year. Among all the companies Samsung is definitely one of the companies that is more committed to adding value to the product, for example making edge even the smaller version, but the price remains important anyway.