LG G3

The LG G3 is a smartphone. It has a weight of 149 grams and the average in the market is 138 grams. Therefore, this phone is a little heavier than average. It has a dimensions of 146.3 mm x 74.6 mm x 8.9 mm. The physical size of the phone is 5.5 inches and its resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels. It has a pixel density of 538 ppi.

This phone has many features such as the light sensor, the proximity sensor and the oleophobic coating. It has a camera of 13 megapixels. the camera have many features such as Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), autofocus, touch to focus, optical image stabilization, face detection, smile detection, ISO control, burst mode, geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), panorama, voice activation.

There are many advantages of the phone and zero disadvantage. The advantage are it has a big display of 5.5 inches, high-resolution display (1440 x 2560 pixels), extremely high pixel density screen, over 430ppi (538 ppi), high screen-to-body ratio (75.22 %), Quad core processor, lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM), fast mobile data support (4G). It has a long lasting battery too!

In my opinion, i recommend people to buy this phone. It only has advantages and zero disadvantage. This phone is simply amazing!

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Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a tablet. It is about 720 grams and its dimensions are 317.8 mm x 191.6 mm x 7.6 mm. This tablet have a resolution of 2560 x 1480 pixels and it i multi-touch. Its front-facing camera is 2 megapixels. It has a built-in storage of 128GB.

This tablet has a price of $799. There are advantages and disadvantages for this tablet. The only advantage is it have lot of RAM, to be exact it has a RAM of 4096MB. There are many disadvantages such as it has no rear camera, it lacks GPS which is also known as global positioning system, lacks microSD slot for storage expansion and it lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment.

This tablet is ultra slim of a measurement of 7.6 mm. On the sides of this tablet, you have a charging port, a windows start button, volume controls, dedicated power button, speakers, HDMI output, microUSB, microSD card slot, and the docking connectors. So far, there are no issues with the picture quality of this tablet.

In my opinion, i encourage people to buy this tablet, as it has an extremely high RAM. It also has a high consistent resolution which is useful for many people.

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is one of the most anticipated laptops of the year. The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro won the popularity vote at the Digital Life Awards 2014. This laptop consists of more than 800 different aluminium and steel parts and has a new hinge which is not as bulky as the older versions.

The new Yoga 3 Pro is extremely thin. With the laptop lid closed, it is only 13mm thick. A typical ultrabook is 17mm thick. This laptop is very light considering the fact that it is a 13-inch laptop. It weighs 1.19kg. It can be carried around easily. The Yoga 3 Pro has an ultra-high resolution 3,200 x 1,800-pixel screen. It is an extremely bright screen with vivid colours and excellent viewing angles.

This laptop is also highly responsive to touch inputs. There is also an disadvantage for this laptop. The icons and text displayed are extremely tiny, and they are practically unusable. Therefore, Lenovo has to deliberately enlarge the font of the words and icons to their largest size.

The biggest issue is with its battery life as this laptop, with screen brightness and volume at its maximum, can only last 4 hours in a battery life test. In my opinion, this is a great laptop for usage. It is convenient however its price is $2,299 and its battery life is not so good. In my opinion, this laptop is a good all-rounder that I would recommend to consumers.

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Asus Fonepad 8

 

The Asus Fonepad8 is a multi-touch tablet. It has an 8-inch screen and so far it is the largest Fonepad yet. As a tablet, it is light and thin. The chassis is made up of plastic and is solid enough to withstand many attempts to bend it. It weighs around 328 grams and it has a thickness of 8.9mm.

The back of the tablet is soft and smooth. The resolution of this tablet is 800 x 1280 pixels and it has a pixel density of 189 ppi density. The viewing angles of the tablet is good as it has an in-plane switching display. There are also disadvantages for this tablet such as the screen is reflective as the outer protective glass is not optically bonded to the display. The text of the tablet does not look so clear.

The price of this tablet is $299. Its ram is 1GB. It has a long battery life. The Fonepad lasted about 11 hours in the video-playback battery test. It has a variety of colours which the user can choose from such as black, white, red and gold.

In my opinion, it is far from being the best tablet, but this tablet has an excellent battery stamina and is good value for money. I will give it an overall rating of 7/10. I will recommend people to buy this tablet as it is cheaper than other tablets. The price group of this tablet is 4/10 hence it is quite cheap and I would recommend people to buy it.

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Pebble Steel

 

In 2013, the Pebble smartwatch was released and immediately it received the likes of many people. But now that a year has passed, Pebble has released a new and all improved version of their previous success, the Pebble Steel.

The Pebble Steel is currently the most simple and reliable smartwatch you can find in the market. While the Android Wear and Apple Watch may have more functionality, the Android Wear is still a work in progress and the Apple Watch will only come out in 2015.

Functionality wise, it only allows for a maximum of 8 applications to be stored at any point in time. The smartwatch does this by connecting via Bluetooth to your smartphone and through an application that you will need to download on your phone. It will then show you a wide range of applications on the store to for you to download and upload to your Pebble Steel. You are able to play some retro games on it but I don’t see why you would be doing that on a small screen. It has a wide range of watch faces that you can choose from but it is also registered as an application so it will take up one of your application slot for every watch face you upload onto it.

Specifications:
The Pebble Steel is both Android and Apple compatible and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.o.

It uses a 1.26 inch, 144 x 168 pixel e-paper display with a LED backlight and an optical hard coating to provide scratch resistance.

It has a built in 3D accelerometer, compass and light sensor.

It’s lithium-ion polymer battery allows it to last up to around 5 days between charges and is charged using a USB charging cable with a magnetic connector included.

It has a 50 meter water resistance and a maximum operating altitude of 3000 meters.

The watch case is made of marine-grade stainless-steel and the band is made of leather. A metal band is sold separately.

Conclusion:
Overall I see the Pebble Steel as an amazing watch for someone who wants to have a bit more functionality than a normal watch which makes the 8 application slots more than enough. And because it is water proof, it is great if you are someone who loves water a lot. But if you are someone who prefers to have a smartwatch that allows for numerous applications and functions at a touch of a button then I would not recommend this particular smartwatch to you.

 

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iPhone 6 Plus

The new iPhone 6 Plus is apple’s first 5.5 inch iPhone. The 5.5 inches is a huge leap forward for Apple, moving its iPhone range into the uncharted waters of the phablet market currently dominated by Samsung and other Android devices. Apple is looking to reach a previously untapped audience of smartphone users for those who demand a large screen and with ‘productivity’ . A key market for the iPhone 6 Plus is Asia, where general consensus seems to be bigger and better when it comes to smartphone screens. In terms of specs and design there isn’t a huge amount of difference between the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 – apart from the obvious size. The iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone to pack a full HD display, plus its bigger body means it held a larger battery. It has both sport A8 64-bit processors, 1GB of RAM, M8 motion coprocessors and 8 Mega Pixel rear facing cameras. The iPhone 6 Plus benefits from its OIS (optical image stabilisation) while the iPhone 6 makes do with EIS (electronic image stabilisation). As for the price, the iPhone 6 Plus does not come cheap but one of the most expensive handset around. Apple has ditched the 32GB variant for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with the next storage level coming in at 64GB. The good news is for storage fans is that Apple has finally introduced a 128GB model, which means quieten those whining about the lack of a microSD slot, but it will cost you a small fortune.

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Latest Corning Gorilla Glass is twice as stronger

The company recently unveiled the latest version of their glass made for smartphones and tablets. It is said that the newest glass is twice as stronger as compared to the Gorilla Glass 3, which is a top quality cover glass used by leading smartphone and tablet manufacturers of today such as Apple and Samsung. This new version of glass should be able to prevent cracked screens better if the Gorilla Glass 3 was not doing it’s job well enough. The latest version of the Gorilla Glass will be able to survive falls from 1m most of the time, and in addition to that, it is able to survive 80 percent of the time when falling screen first onto rougher surfaces. This advancement will help many users as even the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 tend to break after falling onto rougher and harder surfaces. Depending on the manufacturer, the latest version of the glass can be made 25 percent thinner to enable to smartphone to be slimmer, however, the glass will only be as stronger as a thicker version of the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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Razer BlackShark

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A promotional picture of the Razer BlackShark.

The Razer Blackshark.

The Razer BlackShark is one of the many headsets that the established gaming peripheral giant, Razer has released. The Razer Blackshark’s aesthetics were modelled after real-life military headsets and has padded and insulated earcups made out of memory foam. Its mic has 3 seperate degrees of rotation and can be adjusted so as to suit the user of the headset. The microphone itself is also detachable and can be used as a boom mic. Many reviewers have praised its look, calling it ‘stylish’ and ‘modern’ and that it is one of the most unique headsets Razer has released. Furthermore, its cables can be swapped to accomodate both the console gamer and the PC gamer, thanks to its handy audio-microphone splitter. While its looks and aesthetics are definitely breathtaking, the comfort, audio quality and mic quality it offers are rather mediocre for its price but it is a small price as the headset itself is built with reinforced stainless steel, giving its bands a durability far higher than those of competing brands. In conclusion, this Razer headset, while stylish, is rather mediocre for its price range and as such if you really desire the best of the best, I would advise against buying the Razer BlackShark and instead take a look at the Razer Tiamat, another headset that offers 7.1 surround sound and improved mic quality.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7

 

The Ascend Mate 7 is the China-based company Huawei’s newest entry into the market, featuring a 6-inch Full HD display, one of its latest additions to its large product list of large-display smartphones. Huawei has always been producing smartphones which have been competitively priced, and equipped with Huawei’s custom software. This time, however, the Ascend Mate 7’s main selling price to consumers is a long battery life, due to its enormous 4000 mAh battery, which allows for hours of use even under heavy load.

The Mate 7’s hardware specifications include a octa-core processor, as well as a 13-megapixel camera that allows for quality images with balanced colours and plenty of detail. The camera also has a HDR mode which works effectively and has allowed for better shots under the right conditions. It’s octa-core processor, which is made up of two different hardware processors, also has enough processing power to run most high-end Android games found on the Play Store at high framerates with little noticeable lag. The enormous 6-inch display mentioned earlier also displays images in vibrant and vivid colours, and the high pixel density from the Full HD display has also allowed for more details when viewing videos. The screen is very bright as well, and consumers will face no problems with dim screens in the Ascend Mate 7.

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has its own flaws as well, however. The bloatware and custom software include by Huawei is not very user-friendly, and has somewhat affected the overall experience of the phone. Also, the Ascend Mate 7 still runs 4.4.2 of Android KitKat, which is a few versions away from the latest version of Google Android, 4.4.4. This flaw is more jarring in the Ascend Mate 7 due to it being a higher-priced high-end smartphone targeted at consumers with higher budgets, and is thus less acceptable. In conclusion, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a excellent smartphone, which, despite its flaws, stands out to consumers with its excellent battery life and display.

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Pokemon FireRed

There may be some spoilers in this, viewer discretion is advised.

Probably one of the oldest pokemon games,it only has 151 pokemon(If you include Mew).Now there is over 70o. It is just like any other pokemon game but with lesser pokemon and graphics that are not as good. At the start of the game you pick either Squirtle, Bulbasaur or Charmander. There are multiple towns,cities and islands. There is Pallet Town the town you start in, Viridian City where you find the ground gym(that is closed), with the gym leader also the leader of team rocket. Than there is Pewter City, Cerulean City, Saffron City, Celadon City,Lavender Town,Vermillion City, Fuschia City,Cinnibar Island and Indigo Plateau.

There are lots of possible good teams in Fire Red just like in any other pokemon game.However many teams do not include legendary as although they may be strong they don’t have a great move set at the start unlike legendary in other games. Except Mew and Mewtwo. By the way mew can learn any move.Although mew is not in Fire Red, you can get it with codes.

In Fire Red you are the protagonist and your enemy is team rocket.You know the one that loses every fight because a lack of either good pokemon or a brain.

When you finish getting all 8 badges you can go to indigo plateau to challenge the elite four and champion to become champion yourself.The elite four members are Lorelei who specializes in ice pokemon, Bruno in fighting, Agatha in ghost, and lance in dragon.Finally Your rival unlike the others, has a diversity of different type pokemon, making him the most “difficult” to beat.

 

 

 

 

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