Motorola Moto X Style Review

Aesthetically, Moto X Style is a really classy and composed of good materials. The Terminal has a large glass panel on the front and a rear shroud made of a rubberized material it is applied to a particular texture. The phone is surrounded by a metal frame that, when touched, guarantees a great sense of strength and a good grip.

Great job with regard to the reduction of the borders: despite a 5.7-inch display Terminal “, is not particularly difficult to hold it. Could have been done better, however, regarding the thickness of up to 11.06 mm in the most rounded of the rear shroud.

The metal frame houses the various ports. At the bottom there is a micro USB 2.0 for charging and data transfer. At the top, instead, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a removable trolley that can accommodate a nano SIM and a micro SD card.

While the left side of the frame stays clean, the right side is where are located on and off button for the volume rocker. The power button has a knurling whose task is to make it accessible even without paying particular attention.

Moto X Style front panel features other features. First of all are obvious two speakers at the extremes, respectively at the top and at the bottom. From the point of view of the sensors there is everything: visible to proximity and brightness. There is also a front-facing camera with a LED flash.

Moto X Style display is a joy to behold. Is an IPS with one of the higher resolutions ever seen on a phablet, thanks to a wonderful array of pixels 1440 × 2560 with density equal to 520 pixels per inch.

The viewing angle is really close to 180° and the behavior of the display under sunlight is excellent, especially thanks to the excellent work accomplished by the ambient light sensor.

Moto X Style is equipped with a front-facing camera, as mentioned, from 5 mepapixel and a rear well 21 mpx. Both are accompanied by an LED flash and guarantee of the shots really good.

As for the rear camera, in particular, the behavior is very satisfactory both in normal lighting conditions at night. Noise almost entirely absent, bright colors and realistic. Also the rear LED flash performs very well on his task: is a dual-tone and this is a big plus for night shots.

As regards the front camera, however, while not taking photos of great resolution, offers shots really good. Slightly noisy in low light, well exploits the LED flash for selfie.

The videos are great. The rear camera can record in 4 k resolution up to 30 fps with great quality and good audio. In addition, the user experience is enhanced by the ability to record video in slow motion.

Moto X Style comes out of the box with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop guaranteeing an excellent user experience. There are no customizations by Motorola with the exception of Motorcycles. Bike looks like a package of software features for terminals Motorola Android.

The features offered are various and very useful. Among many others, Motorcycle Display shows notifications in a minimal, clear and immediate. Basically, thanks to two sensors located in the lower part of the display, Moto X Style is unable to track the user’s movements to give a black screen (customizable) which is responsible for show schedule and any notifications.

From this screen you can also unlock your phone and view notifications. During everyday use, the function is really useful, and even too precise: perhaps it would be enough to put only one sensor for motion detection.

Other features of the package are of considerable importance also Moto Actions and Motion Assist. The first awards of the gesture for quick access to the special functions of the smartphone: shaking it and twisting it simultaneously, for example, you can access the camera. The second is suitable for events with a proactive behavior, useful to increase user productivity and also to allow you to manage your applications and data.

Other than that, Lollipop runs smoothly and flawless. Delays are rare, as are the application crashes or jamming.
Moto X Style offers you a hardware compartment should not be underestimated. The Snapdragon chipset 808 offers a Hexa-core processor consists of a dual-core processor clocked amounting to 1.57 GHz Cortex A-57 and a quad-core processor clocked amounted to 1.44 GHz Cortex A-53. The whole is surrounded by well 3 GB of RAM and a GPU Adreno 418.

There is little to say why Moto X Style manages to run any application so excellent. Several tests were carried out aimed at different types of use and, with both professional use, with both a social and leisure-oriented use X Style does not miss a beat.

In addition, with its 3000 mAh battery, the Terminal has a good battery life, with average usage-intense, will arrive in 15-20% still evening with the battery. The power supply ensures a recharge really fast: in about an hour and a half you can recharge fully.

Video games more visually demanding run perfectly and it is a pleasure to enjoy them on a big display like the Moto X Style. Applications that manage documents run smoothly and the transition from one to the other with the use of multitasking does not generate any kind of lag.

Complete the picture the LTE technology, 3 g and GSM, as well as the Wi-Fi antenna, really powerful but far too sensitive. The experience in call is good as well as the capture of sounds and the Elimination of ambient noise.

Finally, the price. The European list offers Moto X Style to € 499, but on the NET there are already several offers. However, this is a minor annoyance to request a Terminal like that, since this is ultimately a potential rival of many top of the line.

Canon EOS M10 Review

Canon and Nikon have so far created with little conviction in the mirrorless camera market. Understandably, neither producers cannibalised sales of its SLR cameras: for this, both attempt to launch more targeted, no professional ambitions and mirrorless instead, to offer an upgrade for users of Classic Compact (an industry crippled by Smartphones).

The new Canon EOS M10 is the latest addition to this philosophy: an entry-level range mirrorless, but outfitted with a sensor from reflex and a affordable price: 500 euros for the kit with the goal 15-45 mm stabilized and squeezable.

The Canon EOS M10 features a CMOS sensor in APS-C 18 Megapixel resolution (this is probably the same when mounted on the SLR EOS 100 d). The available ISO range goes from the base value of 100 up to 12800 (with extension to 25600), the maximum burst is from 4.5 frames per second and the shutter can shoot with times up to 1/4000s.

The LCD Panel is from 3 inches and 1,040 k dots, with touch. The machine body incorporates a small popup flash but not a hot shoe for external flashes (or electronic viewfinders). This Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with NFC, to synchronize with tablets and Smartphones.

The video mode allows you to shoot movies up to the standard 1080 p, however limited 25 frames per second. The battery offers a battery life of approximately 250 shots: not many, even for a mirrorless compact.

The physical construction of Canon EOS M10 is very good. The body is made of metal and plastics pretty resistant, for a feeling to the touch very positive overall, especially considering the price range.

The size is very compact for a camera with APS-C: 108 x 67 x 35 mm, only weighs about 300 g. Collapsible lens design 15-45 mm helps maintain very compact volumes, giving this camera excellent transportability.

The LCD screen is pleasant to observe and, thanks to a joint, can be folded completely to enter selfie mode (also the interface is geared accordingly).

Unfortunately, the rest of the commands is less positive. It’s for the little space available, or to make more attractive this camera to the public of the laity, Canon has decided to retain the physical controls to a minimum. There is the usual 4-way selector on the back, the shutter release button, a control ring and very little else.

The resulting user experience is simple and immediate, perhaps too much. Those who want to rely entirely to automatismi will have no problems, but the average advanced user will dig really often electronic menus to access important functions and frequently used as the capture or the ISO. The presence of touch controls only partially makes up for these shortcomings.

The performance Department of Canon EOS M10 is a medal consisting of two very different faces. On one hand there is the image quality, really good for a compact camera. The sensor in APS-C is felt (is much larger than other mirrorless) and produces 18 Megapixel shots well detailed and balanced in terms of colour and exposure.

Low light performance is remarkable: up to 3200 ISO images are usable and feature a digital noise well contained, with few artifacts and color blocks. Rather than compact, entry-level SLRs are results.

Unfortunately, the excellent image quality is not supported by an autofocus in step with the times. In focusing, Canon EOS M10 is much slower compared to the best on the market: even in light condition mirrorless optimum, it can take a few moments to lock topics, while less illuminated scenes it is not uncommon for the AF module give up altogether, or wrong evaluation, reporting a false engagement that results in an image out of focus. These are defects that are reminiscent of the first generations of mirrorless and that, depending on your needs, may be so annoying by degrading the user experience.

The Canon EOS M10 is thus well suited to photographers looking for an excellent image quality within a very compact form factor, provided, however that you enjoy static subjects (landscapes, portraits pose) and don’t have any hankering for action photography. Even the possibility of stolen shots, typical of street photografy, is hampered by a shutter really loud: the “clack” seems almost a reflex mirror.

Disappointing, finally, videos: many Canon models excelled on this front, but not the EOS M10. Movies recorded are devoid of detail and overly contrasted, unpleasant overall.

The Canon EOS M10 is a mirrorless camera with a dual nature. On the one hand, it offers excellent image quality in a compact body and such a pretty content: a combination certainly commendable.

Its flaws, though, are just as apparent. The autofocus is very slow for a mirrorless of 2015, perhaps too much. Also the simplification of the control system may be excessive, especially for moderately advanced photographers (probably the ones who should better appreciate the superior picture quality). Finally, do not underestimate the front lenses: Canon EF-M line is nowhere given as micro 4:3 by Olympus and Panasonic.

Overall, the EOS M10 is a camera that can give your satisfactions, as long as you are willing to accept its obvious compromises. Anyone looking for a mirrorless camera well balanced and efficient to 360 degrees, will probably be able to find better deals on the market.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Review

Xiaomi threw me in the summer of 2014 a tablet called me pad, then updated with a pad 2 mi that today becomes me pav 3. This linear evolution is also confirmed by the fact that the design has never changed, remaining in essence always the same product and updating where needed generation after generation.

Compared to MI Pad 2 does not change practically anything: it is the usual tablet very thin (7 mm) and metal, with positioning of keys, camera and speaker exactly where we were previously. For precision, the two speakers are placed flat on the back of the tablet: OK when the tablet is hand held, less when it is resting on a floor, but it may not be a problem if you are not interested in receiving notifications (since calls cannot be received). In hand the tablet is used with simplicity and overall is definitely one of the best products of this size for convenience and cleanliness of the design.

Change of direction for MI Pad 3: The Intel processor is abandoned in place of a newer MediaTek MT8176 ESA-Core 2.1 GHz with GPU PowerVR GX6250. The performance is good, but not exceptional and in some context we could stumble upon sporadic slowdowns. Very good that Xiao has doubled the amount of RAM, reaching 4 GB, and quadrupled the internal memory, now touching the 64 GB (always not expandable). The Wi-Fi is dual-band, the Bluetooth is 4.1 and we even have the FM radio (?!). The fingerprint reader and the NFC are missing.

The main camera is a 13 megapixel ƒ/2.2. The shooting software is reduced to the bone and unfortunately the results did not make us jump from the chair. The photos with good light are discreet and the new “augmented” resolution is definitely a welcome addition. With less light, or even only in the evening with artificial light, the shots appear kneaded and unclear. Definitely better to use this camera only as an emergency camera. There are no news for the front camera that remains a 5 megapixel ƒ/2.0.

Good the display of this I pad 3 which however does not seem to have made particular steps forward compared to the previous generation (which in turn was almost unchanged compared to the first model). Good resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and good also the quality of the Panel (IPS) that has good colors and a discrete brightness, which may not be high enough to enjoy the tablet even outside. Just discreet viewing angles.

Mi Pad 3 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat custom with MIUI 8. Our Pav 3 (as it would seem almost all those on the market) has already arrived with the bootloader unlocked which has greatly simplified the installation of the firmware Xiaomi.Eu on this device. We then found ourselves with a tablet with Play store, Italian language and no Chinese content. Definitely a great starting point. The software is very pleasant, fluid and highly customizable. Xiao has then chosen to customize its interface in a specific way for tablets, for example to create screens to be able to save inside all the widgets you want. You can then record the screen, increase the density of the icons on the home (up to 5 × 6), but you can not the themes at will (features for which the MIUI is instead famous).

Pity though that it lacks some features of MIUI 8 for smartphones, such as second space and dual apps. This would have made the absence of multiuser less heavy. In addition to this also missing the Multiwindow, still understandable on a phone, less on a tablet.

The 6600 mah battery is definitely surprising for such a compact tablet and the end result is just as surprising. With a fairly intense use it is not difficult to complete two full days with a single charge, more with a bland use. Excellent standby consumption: You can safely leave it on day and night and use it only when you need it, without the dread that it is always draining.

Xiaomi mi pad 3 is marketed in Italy (import) from Honorbuy to €299 with a 24-month warranty. The price is certainly not ragged and is still higher than the previous model. In an Android tablet park quite disappointing is still a price to consider for this product.

ASUS Zenfone Zoom S Review

Asus had already placed on the market a year ago Zenfone Zoom, a smartphone equipped with optical zoom. With a different technology the company decides to replicate the whole also within the new, and more compact, Zenfone Zoom S, arrived recently also on the Italian territory.

Within the Zenfone Zoom s package you will find a 5v/2a power supply, discrete in-ear stereo headphones with various adapters, a USB-USB type-C cable and a soft silicone case. Welcome gift If you are afraid that your smartphone can slip out of your hand.

Zenfone Zoom S is a well-built and pleasantly designed smartphone, although somewhat similar to what has already been seen elsewhere and therefore not particularly original. The body is metal, pleasant to the touch, even if it tends to hold the fingerprints a bit. Instead, they are plastic the two darker bands at the ends of the phone to allow the antennas to connect seamlessly. In hand the smartphone is neither too thick (8mm) nor too heavy, despite the 170 grams of weight. Only the fingerprint reader is perhaps a bit too high, but if you have long enough fingers you will have no problem getting it.

The ASUS Zenfone Zoom S comes with a Snapdragon 625 octa core processor up to 2 GHz with Adreno 506 graphics processor. We then have 4GB of RAM and even 128GB of internal memory eMMC, expandable using a microSD that will however occupy the second SIM slot, forcing you to make a choice. Discrete but not perfect connectivity. Good LTE up to 300 Mbps, while Wi-Fi b / g / n unfortunately does not support 5 GHz networks. Bluetooth 4.2 is present, but not NFC. Precise and quick fingerprint reader and FM radio present. It’s a shame for the very fast and unobtrusive notification LED and for the front buttons not backlit. Pretty good the lower speaker. We therefore have a lot of power, but experience of imperfect use due to choices not quite understandable.

The ASUS Zenfone Zoom S comes with two cameras, both 12 megapixels. The first is a fee of 25 millimeters (so similar to almost all other smartphones) with aperture ƒ / 1.7 and optical image stabilizer. The other has a ƒ / 2.2 aperture and is the equivalent of a 59mm telescopic lens and in this case is used as if it were a 2.3x zoom. Let’s start by talking about this second camera that allows you to shoot good photos with a 2.3x optical zoom when the light conditions are favorable: with little light the optical zoom is “disabled” in automatic mode, but with a lot of light You have to be careful about the strong lights because they might burn the image. It is therefore a welcome addition though with its limits.

It is definitely better for the “main” camera, which also thanks to optical stabilization allows you to take good photos in multiple light conditions. Even with little light you will be able to make good photos, though without getting closer to the big ones with regard to the top smart Android smartphones. Discreet video in 4K resolution, which also has optical stabilization. Both for photos and video, you can force the “zoom” mode by activating the manual shutter. Also selfie with the 13 megapixel ƒ / 2.0 front camera. Even with little light you will still be able to resume sufficiently sharply you and your friends.

Also interesting are the various shooting modes including a more aggressive HDR, slow motion, timelapse, animated gifs, or photo retouching to always look younger in their photos.

The display of this Zenfone Zoom S is 5.5 inches and has Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It is made with AMOLED technology and this allows it to be brilliant and well visible in most contexts of use. The display colors appear a bit saturated but you can still partially correct this defect through your smartphone software settings. The brightness is then discrete and adjusts well automatically.

ASUS launched this Zenfone Zoom S with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a software version that can now be safely considered dated, however good, stable, and good performance. However, the fact that launching with such an old version of the software will probably result in less up-to-date updates in the future. However, as mentioned above, the software is fluid and has not shown any uncertainty during use, as well as giving us, as always with regard to ASUS smartphones, a great opportunity to customize everything with different icons, different fonts, themes that overwhelm the entire Look at the phone or even change the density of the icons and much more. The interface, as already mentioned on other occasions, seems to be dated and we hope that an upgrade to Nougat can also give a “full” to the ASUS full interface.

Among other features we have one-handed mode, gesture support, Mobile Manager to manage permissions, notifications, and more, and Game Genie to stream your game sessions or record a gameplay. App like apps like PhotoCollage to join multiple photos, MiniMovie to create short movies from photos and a reminder software.

The battery of this ASUS Zenfone Zoom S is from 5000 mAh, a truly remarkable result if we think that the smartphone reaches just 8mm thick. The results we have obtained are very good. You will always arrive at the end of the day even with the most intense use, or you can also complete 2 full days with a single charge, thanks to particularly low power consumption when the phone is in standby mode. Charging is fast enough, albeit not as lightning as other top (more expensive) tops. The Zusammenon ZUS Zoom S is sold at 499 €, a price in line with that of the mid range smartphone with peculiarities (in this case camera and battery). A launch price so high however could still push many to consider other alternatives as well.

HP Envy 15 (2015) Review

Aesthetically, HP Envy has, at least in part, the presence of high-quality materials: all the notebook is made of aluminum, except the plastic support. Despite its rounded design on the sides and wrapping, is not one of the smallest notebook in circulation and the weight is average: 2.5 Kg.

HP Envy 15, also because of its generous dimensions, it houses several ports to communicate to the outside. Well 4 port USB 3.0 arranged on the sides, Ethernet port, HDMI port, SD slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack. On the right side there is, in addition, a CD/DVD of which, objectively, now we can do without.

On the front is a great keyboard which includes the numeric keypad. The keyboard, all in all, it is really valid: the keys are well spaced out, is a little noisy and with a great answer. The only flaw seems to be the backlight, non-adjustable with precision.

Medium sized trackpad is cashed. However there doesn’t seem to be one of the best: both in the execution of simple gesture like scrolling a web page, either in the execution of more complex gesture that require the help of three or even four fingers, the trackpad doesn’t behave at best. In most cases, unfortunately, the gesture are not recognized. In the same area there is also a fingerprint sensor.

HP Envy 15 offers a large display IPS from 2015 “with Full HD resolution (1920 × 1080). In terms of resolutions is, without doubt, a great display, but not in line with the competition and, most importantly, the price at which it is proposed to market your notebook.

Objectively, the pixels are seen: this is not a Retina Display a MacBook Pro from Apple, or a display shortly handsome but, given the target price with which it is proposed the notebook, we expected something more.

The Panel, moreover, provides an important shielding anti-glare who succeeds perfectly in his intentions. However the viewing angle is very broad: there is a clear loss of rendition. Also regarding the brightness, HP Envy doesn’t seem to behave too well: not too high, probably because of the introduction of an all-too-anti-glare Panel.

In terms of hardware, HP Envy 15 can be placed in a medium-high but, certainly, it is not a top of the range.

The processor used in the model under test is a Dual Core Intel Core i7-5500U. Comes with a NVIDIA GTX 950 m and 16 GB RAM (standard and non-expandable).

Too bad for the hard drive 5400 rpm, a model from 1 TB is not in line with the rest of the hardware offered – having its slowness – and, above all, with the price at which it is proposed the notebook.

The tests carried out have seen HP Envy rather than 2015 involved intensive gaming or whatever, in days of work/study which characterize a use that could be called medium, and only in a few moments. Document management applications have been used, for taking notes, applications for processing PDF and PPT files. Of course also used for browsing the net, while remaining connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Overall, we can say that it never missed a beat in everyday use. It was found bizarrely inefficient until first configuration: upon insertion of the various user account configuration data, the notebook is inexplicably blocked several times, forcing a reboot.

The short test gaming sessions saw the use of video games do not particularly challenging but even mini-games. Anyway the Envy 15 has stood without any effort. With a little patience in the configuration and preparation at the sacrifice of some graphic details, even the latest headlines could be fluid and sliding on this notebook, but fans will certainly be disappointed.

Always remaining in the hardware side, in terms of multimedia, is a bomb. Is nothing short of exceptional handling the audio: speaking, specifically, of four speakers (stereo) and a subwoofer that promise and provide a rich user experience, in terms of audio, amazing. The credit goes, no doubt, even in Bang Olufsen, software configuration, and with regard to this aspect, replaced Beats Audio than previous models.

During first startup and configuration, we are faced with Windows 8.1 installed on board. The system is upgradeable to Windows 10 in a manner entirely free. Overall, runs very well. Hardly any slackening, sporadic situations of freezing, boot times really insignificant.

As regards autonomy, HP Envy 15 seems to be average despite expected more from a laptop like that. Compared to the previous model, the battery capacity has decreased slightly, but overall autonomy does not seem to have suffered much. My tests, the notebook is turned off after 5 hours of use not intense, but there are some details to consider. First, the brightness of the screen has always been tops. Then the keypad has remained active and connected a external hard drive for data transfer. Therefore, with some more tricks, you are unable to arrive at total 7 hours of use.

In light of the above, the note really sore appears to be the price: the price of HP offers the Envy 15 to € 1199 in its basic configuration (15 “). The price is very high and probably even above-calculated. Moreover, there are different offerings scattered throughout the network.

Huawei Mate S Review

Aesthetically, Huawei Mate’s is a decidedly mold phablet premium. Fine materials, round shapes and a fantastic reflective border are the main elements that characterize the form factor of the Terminal.

Speaking specifically of the dimensions, Huawei Mate S has a 5.5 “and weighing about 150 grams. All-metal body outlines the Terminal leaving room for different doors, sides, 7.2 mm thick, very much in line with the current range.

In the lower part there is a micro USB 2.0 for charging and data transfer. At its sides, two grids respectively for speaker and microphone. The left side houses only the removable Bowl for nano SIM and micro SD, while the right side is the key to the ignition and the volume rocker. Finally, 3.5 mm audio jack are placed at the top and a second microphone.

The back housing gives way to the camera, accompanied by an LED flash dual-tone. Interesting choice of Huawei to always place the Terminal in this area the sensor fingerprint recognition system.

No physical button on the front, but only – so to speak – the front camera (also accompanied by LED flash), the speaker for the incoming audio, an led for notifications, the ambient light sensor and proximity and also a magnet system to handle the cover offered by Huawei with your Mate’s.

The display is a fantastic AMOLED 5.5 “which boasts a Full HD resolution (1920 × 1080) with a pixel density of 401 ppi.

The viewing angle is really good as was the color reproduction. In particular, the Blacks are very deep while white is adjustable via software.

The ambient light sensor succeeds in his task, but not optimally. The transition from low light situations situations with plenty of light can be summed up in a rather sudden and gradual dimming not like on many other phablet.

Very good, the glass panel. Is a Gorilla Glass 4 and ensures high resistance to scratches and bumps. It is also incredibly oleophobic: at the end of the day it seems that the phone has not been used.
The front camera of Huawei Mate S has 8 megapixel camera with LED flash while the rear is from 13 megapixel camera with LED flash dual-tone.

Both take pictures really valid. Great selfie which, thanks to the help of the front LED flash, are well defined and with little noise, not particularly good light conditions.

Even the rear camera is no exception: good pictures to 13 megapixels, good management of light. At night the shots are discrete thanks to LED flash dual-tone.

Having a 8 mpx camera front would have been welcome megapixel to the rear, but the shots are still valid.

From the software point of view, however, the camera is enriched by Huawei with several options including Beauty, which promises to remove imperfections faces photographed.

Camera no less, but you could do better. Huawei Mate S allows to record video up to 1080 p at 30 fps. Unfortunately there is no Slow Motion mode, but we appreciate that Timelapse.

Huawei Mate S comes out of the box with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 installed. It’s not stock Android and seems to be really good for the Terminal. Huawei has decided to customize his phablet with Emotion UI 3.1 (EMUI) which gives a touch more to the Terminal. Minimalism and elegance, these are the two adjectives that best describe the EMUI.

In particular, we note a reference to Apple’s iOS. The EMUI, in fact, has a very simple interface and icons all the same shape, just like Apple.

There are several functions that Huawei has decided to make available for his Mate’s. In particular, it’s really interesting function that, by making a swipe to the right on the 3 buttons of Android system, you can shrink the screen to make it accessible to the fullest, even with one hand. Interesting also the split-screen but is limited to only the app by Huawei.

Overall, the software runs flawlessly: there are no jamming, or slow downs whatsoever.
Huawei Mate S comes with an octa-core processor: a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Cortex A53 and a Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53. The whole is surrounded by well 3 GB of RAM and a Mali-T624.

Excellent technical details that seem to keep its promises: Huawei Mate S didn’t miss a beat. Visually demanding games, Office applications and study and social surveys are all handled flawlessly.

Good multitasking management in relation to RAM: with many apps open, dealing with an average of only 1.5 GB versus 3 GB available to the system. So there is plenty of room to better manage the fluidity of Android that, as mentioned above, is impeccable.

2 g-3 g-LTE antenna tastes great. Huawei Signal + option you can have open fields also sparsely covered. Signal +, in essence, makes sure that the antenna can capture the signal from several directions for added stability and power. Same thing for the Wi-Fi antenna.

The fingerprint sensor. In everyday use it never missed a beat. Is positioned at the rear of the phone, making it, at times, uncomfortable to use. But it is still a matter of taste.

The battery is from 2700 mAh but this is one of the few cases on the market that should not be taken into account too. The system seems to be really optimized and you struggle to get through a day with one day of use behind them. With an average use-intense, Huawei Mate S arrives towards the evening with 20-25% battery still available.

The only sore point, in short, seems to be the price. Huawei Mate S has a list price of £ 699, very high especially for Huawei. But the Chinese manufacturer aimed at headlights off to high end market, leaving the brand Honor the “advantage” of value. On the other hand, both outside and inside this Mate S deserves a prominent stage.

However, there are many offers on the net that, in most cases, propose the terminal concerned with saving around € 150 than the list price.

Canon EOS 80D Review

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Canon announces the EOS 80 d, a powerful digital SLR camera fully equipped, that puts at your fingertips everything you need to advance in your experience with photography and video. Ideal for enthusiasts who enjoy practicing different genres and styles, this camera can be customized in many ways and shoot with exceptional speed and ease. The 80 d EOS, which combines advanced imaging technology – including a new sensor CMOS of 24.2 megapixels and a DIGIC 6 processor, together with a new AF system of 45 points, all of cross type, and shot burst at a rate of up to 7 fps-, is a versatile camera to capture both photos and videos Full HD.

Whatever topic you want to explore – from sports, wildlife or action-80 d EOS is a very fast camera, noted for capturing amazing and complicated details. Your new sensor provides a spectacular clarity and the freedom to cut the scene, while its new 45 point AF system all cross-type and its bursts of up to 7 fps shooting allow to freeze the action with the highest precision. To a precise point focus or track in a wide area, the AF points can be selected individually or grouped by areas, which gives you greater control over the composition, regardless of where the subject is in the frame. When you make combinations of objectives with small openings, 27 points AF f/8 will allow you to focus, even in the most extreme situations.

Designed to photograph under changing light conditions, this camera has a range of 100-16,000 ISO, expandable to ISO 25.600 native sensitivity. The AF system will continue to operate even in the light of the Moon (- 3 EV). RGB+IR measurement of 7,560 pixels sensor measures both visible light and invisible infrared light, which ensures accurate exposures, while the detection of the flashing lamp ensures consistent exposures when you photograph with artificial lights. A new priority target setting also helps to reduce the appearance of warmer tones.

The Canon EOS 80 d has been meticulously created to provide photographers everything they need. The instinctive design of the camera means that it is possible to easily customize the experience of shooting, using properly located controls that give access to the modes and settings that were used most frequently. The camera’s intelligent viewfinder shows 100% of the frame, in addition to the camera settings. In addition, you can quickly switch to the touch screen LCD II Clear View angle variable, 7.7 cm (3.0), ideal for recording video, view live “Live View” mode, or quick access to different functions.

Whether you are creating a vlog of travel as a video with cinematic style, the 80 d EOS offers complete flexibility, thanks to the recording Full HD. Get an accurate autofocus and the track of soft focus is very simple thanks to the exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Canon technology. Both the AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity can be adjusted easily, giving you complete control over the speed and responsiveness of the AF to suit the style of your video. More advanced video fans can rest assured that they will get results professional in appearance, with the ability to record in MP4 format to 60 p, perfect to slow the action while it continues to control the approach. The 80 d EOS has both input for headphones and microphone, which allows recording and have full control over the audio during recording.

Enjoy the freedom to shoot the camera remote through your smartphone or tablet, using the EOS 80 d with the Canon Camera Connect app. Built-in Wi-Fi connections and dynamic NFC make it easy to connect and share your JPEG files of full resolution with your smart devices. You can also connect and control your camera through a personal computer, without the need for a Wi-Fi router, and thus save, view, and share your photos and videos quickly and easily accessible location, using the Connect Station CS100 of Canon.

Canon also introduces the versatile lens EF-S 18 – 135 mm f/3, 5, 5, 6 IS USM. To adapt to the versatility of the EOS 80 d, the new lens EF-S 18-135 mm f/3, 5-5 and 6 IS USM Canon offers an automatic approach to high performance for both videos and photos, with a wide focal range that allows you to capture images very broad or nearby, with a single objective. The EF-S 18-135 mm f/3, 5-5 and 6 IS USM is the first objective of Cannon powered by Nano USM approach, which provides a smooth and silent AF and a spectacular collection of photos speed. The new PZ-E1 motorized Zoom adapter is a compact and lightweight accessory designed for the EF-S 18-135 mm f/3, 5-5 and 6 IS USM that enables manual control of the smooth zoom when recording videos, ideal for recording documentaries of professional appearance, with the option to control Wi-Fi.

Canon EOS 80 d price and availability

• Body EOS 80 d: €1285 – available may
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Apple iPad (2017)

Apple launched during March 2017, the new version of the classic 9.7-inch iPad. Perfect heir of iPad 2, especially at the level of design, this device was created to position itself in the entry level market of tablet from Cupertino, differing from the Pro line. More powerful and versatile, the device is available in classic forms only WiFi and WiFi + Cellular, with shells in traditional colors gold, silver and space grey. Here, all the details.

The new 9.7-inch iPad inherits the aesthetic from the previous iPad 2, from body colours: there are, in fact, the classical tints of gold, silver and space grey. With a thickness of only 7.5 mm, and a width of 240 and a height of 169.5, the device also features a weight quite content: 409 grams for the WiFi only version and 478 for the WiFi + Cellular.

The back housing is made of anodized aluminium, with appropriate slots for the camera, microphone, and the side volume buttons slightly recessed so that the profile can remain as level as possible. The front surface is occupied mainly by the 9.7-inch Retina display, accompanied by the camera and sensors, and the fingerprint reader Touch ID. The connector type is Lightning, housed on the underside of the device, accompanied by a double row of slots for speakers.

The renewed 9.7 inch iPad sees the characteristics quite similar to its processor, with a few internal changes, but more than enough to ensure a great power. The tablet is a processor from the same family, used in iPhone and iPhone 4S 6S Plus, combined with a co-motion processor M9. The screen is an LCD Panel with 2,048 × 1,536 pixels, IPS technology, amounting to 264 ppi resolution. The battery, from 32.4 Watt hours, is capable of delivering up to 10 consecutive hours on WiFi network, while 9 using LTE.

Very interesting is the photographic sector, represented primarily by the 8-megapixel rear camera. A ƒ/2.4 and five lenses for autofocus, the lens delivers excellent images with a good light sensitivity and not fully lit environments. With digital image stabilizer, the camera also allows you to shoot shots in HDR, as well as to take advantage of an integrated system for face recognition. The video recording capabilities, however, are conducted with the possibility of capturing scenes in 1080 p resolution, up to 30 fps, or the slow motion up to 120 fps. The front lens is a classic FaceTime HD optimized for video calls, and indexed, from 1.2 megapixel and openness from ƒ/2.2.

Complete the equipment a Touch ID fingerprint reader, a digital compass, accelerometer, barometer, three-axis gyro and ambient light sensor. Should you choose LTE networks communications-enabled version, you can also use the assisted GPS or GLONASS navigation system.

The 9.7-inch iPad by 2017 Edition comes with preloaded iOS 10, the latest mobile operating system from Apple, launched in the fall of 2016. Ideal continuation of the path begun with the predecessor iOS 9, this version adds tools certainly useful, as a renewed and animated iMessage, new display mode Night Shift not to tire out the sight in low-light settings, System Notifications, a redesigned and new QuickType context features, able to regulate itself according to the habits of the user. Of course, even this iPad uses all the peculiarities of the Syrians, including “Hey Siri” even if the Terminal is not connected to the mains.

Of great interest are the features combined with Touch ID, fingerprint reader available on the front surface of the tablet. In addition to the ability to quickly identify the owner of the device, boring and complicated password wrong, the instrument is also required for payment services Apple Pay, short coming also in Italy. In particular, the iPad version 2017 could become the perfect companion for online shopping, with the ability to make artists simply with a quick scan of the fingers.

March 24, 2017 2017 will be orderable from 16.01 the iPad from the official Apple Store. Prices vary depending on the selected storage capacity – 32 or 128 GB – and the choice between a version only WiFi or WiFi + cellular. The first sees a price list from 409 euros, the second from 569 euros.