OnePlus 5T

Just like the previous One Plus 5, One Plus 5T comes in with a bang, being an awesome phone with the right price, making it one of the best value phones you can buy anywhere. With dual cameras which allows better pictures to be taken. Optimized for low-light and portrait photography. A highly rated 16 + 20 MP cameras that help you capture crystal-clear shots.

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One Plus 5T and One Plus 5 has almost the same name, but what is the difference? One Plus 5T has a larger display, measuring 6 inches instead of 5.5. With the aspect ratio has going from 16:9 to 18:9. Like iPhone X, One Plus 5T has Face recognition system with really helps with people that are lazy to unlock their phone by typing. It also has few software tweaks which are useful in small ways. With all this, it makes One Plus 5T a great and affordable phone . 

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Having a 6-inch AMOLED display, you can see web pages clearer and bigger, which is awesome people that does not have good eyes. Now lets talk about One Plus 5T’s design. With an industrial aluminium uni body design, even if it’s basically the same as the One Plus 5’s. The edges are nicely curved, it’s not too big and it’s really thin. The biggest design change  from One Plus 5 to 5T is that the fingerprint scanner now sits below the rear camera sensor, rather than on the phone’s front. One Plus having to go through multiple variations of this scanner just to get it right and had even tried colour matching it completely to the device, but in the end it stuck with the same ceramic construction as previous phones. But scanner itself is on the small side for my liking, but it’s perfectly positioned just where your finger naturally rests. 

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The only thing i find odd is its slightly odd 2160 x 1080 resolution which i think does not work well. Further more, about the bad things the phone’s face unlock doesn’t authorize payments and its dual camera’s digital rather than telephoto zoom is a step back. There’s no expandable storage, and it’s not rated for water resistance.

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Razer Phone

 

 

 

The Razer Phone is a new device released by a well known company called Razer. They have one of the best gaming computers in the known world. Many gamers from around the world all want to have their hands on any Razer device, even me. You probably be asking yourself, whats the difference of the Razer Phone and a normal typical phone ? Well, the main audience that the phone targets are teenagers, normally gamers. Once more, you’ll be asking yourself why should I get it even though other phones can run games ?

Well, the phone is specially made for gamers, with high end specs, smooth screen and powerful stereo speakers. Some people who are not gamers also got the phone. Why ? Its because of some new camera features inside the phone. For example, Razer added a 2x zoom to an app after downloading the new patch. Furthermore, Razer claims that the image sensor produces less noise in dark places and clearer and thus, clearer shadows. Best of all, Razer says that users would find that this device takes better photos than before.

With so much competition in the market, and companies offering great screens and a whole lot of power for gaming, the Razer Phone should have quite a number of people already getting the device as its made by a well-known company called Razer, for those who did not know.

This device has a 5.7 inch display which packs the world’s first 120Hz refresh on a smartphone. Not only that, it also has Dolby Atmos-tuned stereo speakers which is located at both sides of the device in a rectangular shape. The Razer Phone is focused on two core elements which are the screen and sound. Because of the specs that the Razer Phone has, it has some strong advantages when it comes to visuals and audio and with plenty of power under the hood, it will easily beat other phones maybe, computers in terms of visuals and audio.

Currently, the Razer Phone sells at $700. Though the device is used more for gaming compared to taking photos, I still recommend this device to gamers out there in the world as this device would really put their gaming experience on a whole new level. Even though the Razer Phone is meant for gamers, it has some features which would please the non-gamers too.

I do recommend on getting the phone, even though its price is quite costly, I do believe that its worth getting it as there are more advantages compared to disadvantages. Personally, I would get this device as I find this not only convenient for gaming, but even more convenient to carry it around with you as the device is considered light.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a new addition to the series available on iOS and Android devices. After playing other versions of Animal Crossing on the DS, I enjoyed the concept establishing a town on your own while decorating the place you will be living in. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is different from the other versions in a way where how you will be looking at the game.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will not be like the other games where you will be the Mayor of your own town which you can name on your own and you will build your own house to live in and decorate it for your friends and other players when they visit it. Instead, in Pocket Camp you will be the manager of your own campsite and you will be building and decorating your camp or campervan. One way of decorating it is by catching fishes and bugs you may find along the way with a net anda  fishing rod. Along the way of doing just that, you may come across some problems with getting certain items or just feel that you are doing it too slowly and have no way of going faster. Thankfully, you will have an in-game currency known as leaf tickets to help you get just what you need for your camp or campervan. Unlike the other Animal Crossing games, the players in Pocket Camp will have a player ID which can be shared to others so that others can visit your camp.

Nintendo has announced its release in late November this year.

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iPhone 8

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The iPhone 7 and 7plus had just been released on 16 September 2016 and the impossible design for iPhone 8 had been released. It has a totally complicated as unlike the other older versions of iPhone, the whole front of the phone is the screen. That means that Apple remove the physical home button, which from iPhone 5s  onwards, have the Touch ID function, and incorporated it into the screen.

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As you can see, Apple had made many changes between iPhone 7 and 8 like the position of the camera, size of screen, so on and so forth.

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Apple also changed the screen to an “all glass” construction with a curved 5.8 inch OLED edge-to-edge display. This is a big change and Apple plan to do it on their 10th anniversary. For the first time in the iPhone development, the phone can support wireless charging. It also have Face-scanning technology. With all the new functions and upgrades, it caused the price to skyrocket up tremendously. It shot up from USD$699.99 of the iPhone 7 to over USD$1000 of the iPhone 8!

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To further make the phone better, the iphone 8 is also pressure sensitive like the iphone 7 and 6s. This opens more doors for more functions to be added in in the future…

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According to my preference, I will definitely buy the product as it is has awesome designs and also has the wireless charging feature. Say goodbye to messy wires…

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Asus ZenFone AR

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Lets talk about the Asus ZenFone AR, a phone that amazes many. The first ever first phone that lets you use Google Tango AR and Google Daydream VR. Tango lets you see more of your world. Just hold up your phone and watch as virtual objects and information appear on top of your surroundings and also allow us to measure the distance between the chair and the coffee table by overlaying line segments in real time on the phone’s display. While the Google Daydream takes you on incredible adventures in virtual reality.

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The phone also has a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and 6 or 8GB of RAM and this allows more apps to be kept running at the same time. Faster speed to run games, allowing smooth gameplay and able to enjoy your time. Its screen is a 5.7-inch screen that’s just a bit taller than the iPhone 7 Plus and also with a “Tri-Cam” systems that combines motion, able to sense depth and a 23-megapixel camera. The camera can take 23-megapixel photos and 4K videos which is pretty impressive. 

Now lets talk about its appearance and materials. With a glass front and a soft leather back with a ugly-like rear camera which made the phone looks like something out of a mad scientist’s laboratory.

With a affordable price of  $599 seems worthy and a much better offer than a Apple phone in my opinion.With a raised home button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor makes it look like a more modern, advance  andriod phone.

In my opinion, purchasing the Asus ZenFone AR is a good choice out of all phones. Although the Asus ZenFone AR  is lightly skinned with the version of Android Nougat 7.0, setting up Tango and Daydream will be easy and straightforward taking only a few minutes.

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Last Day on Earth: Zombie Survival

Last Day on Earth: Zombie Survival is a survival game like the name suggests and there would be different types of zombies trying to kill you along with other players from around the world.

Once you spawn in your selected server which you can decide upon installing and loading the game, you will be given a Cleaver and no resources at all and the plot of land you spawn into will be where your home will be built. The plot of land would offer you valuable resources required for you to craft tools and build a simple shelter. However, zombies will roam everywhere on your plot on land and others as you explore the map. Mining, chopping trees, gathering resources, and killing zombies, players, or animals (wolfs and deer) would grant you Experience Points (XP) which would allow you to level up and get skill points which you can spend in the crafting menu to learn the recipes to craft different items which can aid your survival. More items can be unlocked by reaching a certain required level.

To travel to other areas, one must travel out of the plot of land they are in to access the world map where from there, one can select the area he/she wants to go. Travelling takes time and one can travel to an area within seconds by spending energy to run there. There are different areas and different indications on each area. There are other player bases which will be indicated with their in-game name beneath a house.

There will be 3 military bunkers available for players to explore and each of them will require their own access card to enter. There will be a vault in it which will require a password to enter which has not been found out or discovered yet. The other areas will be areas to gather resources.

There will be 2 types of area to gather resources from, Limestone Ridge and Pine Bushes, each having more of their own resource (Limestone Ridge having more ores and Limestone and Pine Bushes having more pine trees and berry bushes). Other players would be able to access those areas as well so do not be surprised when you bump into one.

Players would have to protect their own bases buy building walls around their base and sustain on their own, having to get water and food. Getting water and food can be difficult to some and easy to others. You can get water by using a Rain Catcher to get water. You can get food by growing your own or killing deer. There is hunger and thirst to manage and you can die from it. Cooking food restores more health and hunger. There will be vehicles and other modes of transport excluding a train. Which means you can explore other areas outside your map vision. Build a radio tower to expand your map vision and go to a antenna tower to join a clan or guild. Crafting a vehicle quickens the pace of travelling from place to place.

There are special events like a supply drop and a airplane crash site which will appear occasionally for a short period of time. Every 24 hours, a zombie horde will move through your plot of land, destroying the walls of your shelter if not properly upgraded or defended.

Overall, I have only been playing this game for a month and have been enjoying the game-play so far. The game is available on IOS and Android free for all players.

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Apple’s iPhone 7

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The new iPhone 7  has a new and improved front and rear cameras that take higher quality pictures(12-megapixel camera)(Digital zoom up to 5x), especially in low lighting. It has a faster processor and slightly better battery life. It is also waterproof now. However despite the upsides, there is always flaws to phones.The new iPhone does not have a headphone jack and the jet black version of it is easily scratched. If you already own a decent iPhone and want to upgrade it, the iPhone 7 plus may be a better choice.

Even though this iPhone is not really “new”-no new features and seems like a copy of the iPhone 6, it is faster, more waterproof so now if it drops in a cup of water it would still work. The camera is now better in low light, and the battery life increase is slightly noticeable. Take note that the main screen button is now touch screen so it will not physically click then you press it.

If you are not rushing to get a new phone you can wait to September of 2017 when it is Apple’s tenth anniversary and it is rumored that there there is a major design change in the new iPhone then.Who knows maybe this model is purposely made not as impressive as it could have been so that the ten year anniversary phone would stand out much more as it would be much better than this model.

Overall I think that you should not buy this iPhone if you are not going to use the new camera a ton, as i think better feature that matters more. The new processor (A10 processor) may be better than the iPhone 6 but keep in mind that the iPhone 6’s processor (A8 Processor), the  is already pretty impressive. So there really isn’t anything new in this iPhone.

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Google Pixel

 

With the massive recall of the Note 7 and the recent release of iPhone 7, Google made a timely release on their latest device, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Not only was the release of the Google Pixel at an opportune time, the device also have various outstanding perks.

One of its most outstanding feature would be its 12.3 megapixel camera. The camera is capable of focusing quickly and brings it does an excellent job at emphasising the contrast of colours. The camera also performs remarkably when taking objects that are far away due to it being able to sharpen the photos with ease. Another feature that it possesses would be its wide-angle camera lens which results in photo seeming like they were taken further away. Also, the camera’s flash is very natural and the light disperses very evenly, thus making its pictures look truly natural. Its front camera also performs well due to its wider angle, allowing its users to not stretch his or her arm too much. It can also take 4K videos and has a gyroscope which helps to steady your video shootings.

However, of course, the camera was not void of flaws. For example, even though its flash did a good job at brightening up the picture, it didn’t handle dim lighting as well. Also, it underperformed in taking portrait photos compared to its landscape pictures as it often is not able to identify the background fully. Also, the camera’s minimum focus distance isn’t extremely near and as such it is lacking in terms of close up shots.

 

Next, the device also has a decent voice search service. Its voice search service, Google Assistant, integrates with the Google search engine to dig up the results that you require. Some of its functions include searching on Google, scheduling events, playing music and finding pictures in your phone.

Though the Google Assistant doesn’t boasts many new functions, the voice search service works decently and its integration with Google search helps to make searching more convenient.

 

 

Google also implemented various tiny features in the Pixel. For example, you are now able to send GIFs using Google Keyboard. There is also a fingerprint reader for additional security when using services like Android Pay. Also, you can hold onto applications which allows you to access the additional menu options. It also runs on the new Android 7.1 Nougat, though developers have acknowledged that the newly released operating system still contain a few bugs.

 

The Google Pixel has a Snapdragon 821 processor which allows the Pixel to work smoothly. It is also able to handle high intensity mobile games without trouble.  It performed relatively well compared to other high end phones and were not inferior in terms of its specs.

 

Now, for some of the device’s drawbacks.

First of, it isn’t fully waterproof. Also, it had a very noticeable flaw in which it is challenging to view the screen in direct sunlight. Its battery is also average at most and there are various other phones which contain better ones.

All in all, the Google Pixel remains as an outstanding phone and a really good phone to consider. I would strongly recommend you to consider this phone as long as it is within your means.

 

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HTC 10

The HTC 10 product launch in April was met with much anticipation from consumers, due to the 10 being widely regarded as the smartphone that would “decide the fate” of the company. With the generally weak consumer reception to the 10’s predecessor, the HTC One M9, many hoped that this would be the defining flagship that would bring back the glory days of the excellent One M8.

Design

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The HTC 10 generally sticks to the HTC One design language, with an all-aluminium metal body design and a polished, textured finish that inspires confidence in the user’s hand. While some may bemoan the lack of substantial design changes from the previous M9, the combination of an aluminium body and chamfered metal edges does look good, even when compared with rival flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Moto Z. The HTC 10 comes in three colours, Carbon Grey, Topaz Gold and Glacier Silver. My personal favourite is Carbon Grey, which gives it a understated but professional look.

Display and Performance

The HTC 10 is no slouch when it comes to the performance department, especially due to the combination of a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. While newer smartphones such as the Google Pixel come with the improved Snapdragon 821, performance on current flagship phones are generally more than sufficient for handling even the most demanding games and tasks. The display is a QHD 5.2 inch Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen. With a pixel density of a whopping 565 ppi that makes current-gen iPhones pale in comparison, sharpness definitely isn’t an issue with the HTC 10. While Super AMOLED panels in the Galaxy S7 generally provide vibrancy and deep blacks that the LCD5 display cannot provide, the 10’s display is definitely still a performer.

Connectivity options and Battery Life

Battery life on the HTC 10 is generally a mixed bag, as use case scenarios vary greatly. Despite the large 3000 mAh battery in the HTC 10, under heavy use the battery still drains pretty quickly. Light tasks such as Internet browsing should generally still do fine, but users do need to be a little careful with their usage, as with many smartphones these days. However, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology does help, with the dedicated charger providing sufficient juice for hours of usage in less than 30 minutes of charging.

In terms of storage expansion options, the HTC 10 does have a micro SD expansion slot that allows for more memory on top of the 32GB of internal storage provided. A Type-C connector is also present, as expected of a 2016 smartphone, and my beloved 3.5mm headphone jack also remains.

Audio Quality and Camera Performance

When it comes to audio quality, HTC’s One family of smartphones has always been known as great performers, and the 10 is no exception. The dual amplifier setup and dedicated DAC on the 10 allows for excellent audio output, even when compared to smartphones such as the LG V20 and ZTE Axon 7. The HTC 10 can easily drive full-sized headphones, with enough power to push volume levels to unhealthy levels. For many audio enthusiasts, myself included, the audio output on the HTC 10 is one of its biggest selling points.

Compared to its predecessor, the One M9, the camera on the HTC 10 is also greatly improved, with good colours and sharpness in good light, thanks to its UltraPixel 2 image sensor. HTC’s update to the camera software on the 10 has also improved it significantly. However, the 10’s camera still does not match up with the S7’s, with issues in exposure and light detection occurring in auto mode. The presence of a manual mode with shutter speed, ISO and aperture control does help produce better quality images when the auto mode doesn’t quite cut it.

Like many other smartphones, the camera does not fare well in low light, and moving objects can cause a significant amount of blurring. The best part about the HTC 10’s camera is the RAW functionality that is provided, as it allows for a much better image output at the expense of RAW processing time, but for those who appreciate and need better quality images from their camera, it is still an immensely useful function.

Final Thoughts

The HTC 10 is an excellent performer overall, and despite a few flaws in some aspects, these can be overlooked in light of the HTC 10’s excellent audio quality, design and cleaner Sense UI interface. However, if you are looking for a smartphone with the strongest processing power and camera, the Samsung Galaxy S7 would still remain the top pick. The only caveat that severely bogged down the HTC 10 at launch was one thing – its price. With competitors such as OnePlus providing smartphones that cost much less, but had the performance of flagship smartphones, the HTC 10’s pricing made little sense to many. That has changed, however, in recent months, as the low demand for the HTC 10 has also resulted in price drops, and if the 10 can be obtained for less money, the fit and finish of the HTC 10 is hard to match.

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Motorola Moto G4

The Motorola Moto G4 is a budget phone that is claimed by many to also be good. Certain key features that might seem interesting is that the phone is able to survive being dunked into water and will not turn off immediately after it comes in contact with water. This is really useful for those who have tendencies of spilling or are generally much clumsier.

The Motorola Moto G4 is also pretty thin which is handy if you want to keep and take out of your pocket easily. The Motorola Moto G4 has a 14cm screen with a HD display with 1080p resolution. The colours are well saturated which is ideal for usage.

The Motorola Moto G4 comes with a battery life of around 13 hours which is quite a long usage time for an average user and is really useful if you’re unable to charge the phone. There’s also a fingerprint scanner at the front which is a nifty function as it is more convenient for those who finds typing in the passcode repeatedly to get into their phone a burden. Do note that this is not a home button and some long time apple or android users may mistake the fingerprint scanner for it.

The Motorola Moto G4 comes with octa-core processors which are adequate for video streaming or playing casual games. However, if you’re planning on using this phone for gaming, this phone isn’t ideal for it.

The camera of the Motorola Moto G4 is a 13-megapixel camera which produces generally satisfying images that are acceptable by society’s standards. Even in bright lights, it will still produce really decent images.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a cheap yet decent phone to use for your everyday social media needs and have a battery that lasts for a long period of time. The phone can be bought at around S$269.99 at retail price. However, do not expect much from it if you’re using it for gaming.

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