Samsung Galaxy Young 2

The Samsung Galaxy Young 2 is a multi-touch smartphone. It has a dimension of 109.8mm x 59.9mm x 11.8mm. It weighs about 108 grams while the average weight is 137 grams so the phone is a lot more lighter than the average. It has a display resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. There are light sensor and proximity sensor installed on the phone.

The camera is 3 megapixels. It has a single core of 1000 MHz. It has a built-in storage of 4GB. The phone’s battery capacity is 1300mAh. There are only 2 pros for this phone and 7 cons. For pros, there are a dual SIM card support and fast mobile data support (4G). There are some speakers such as earpiece and loudspeaker.

There are quite a lot of notifications for this phone such as haptic feedback, music ringtones (MP3), polyphonic ringtones, vibration, flight mode, silent mode and speakerphone. There are also some sensors installed on this phone such as accelerometer, compass, voice dialing, voice commands, voice recording.

If you would like to buy this phone, there are two colours which you can choose such as white and black. In my opinion, this is a moderate phone as there are many notifications, sensors but there are 7 disadvantages of this phone. I will give it a rating of 6.5/10.

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Nokia Lumia Icon

The Nokia Lumia Icon is a multi-touch smartphone. It has an OS of Windows phone 8. It has a dimension of 137mm x 71mm x 10 mm. It weighs about 166 grams while the average is 137 grams. It has a few pros and cons. It has an amazing 5 inch 1080p full HD display, an excellent performance, a good battery life, fantastic imaging experience and good audio quality.

The cons of the phone are that it has an uninspired design, only available to Verizon and no global LTE roaming. It has 20-megapixel PureView camera, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a 2420mAh battery. It has a square shape, sharp corners and flat sides.

It has changed the Nokia Lumia 928’s material from glossy polycarbonate to aluminum on the perimeters and matte polycarbonate on the back of the Nokia Lumia Icon. This phone is heavier than the 4.5-inch Nokia Lumia 1020 but it is lighter than the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1020, which means that it is more comfortable to be carried around. It is 9.9mm thick; it is thicker than most high-end smartphones.

In my opinion, this is a good phone as it have more pros than cons. I encourage people to buy this phone. I will give it a rating of 8,5.10.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 4

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 is a multi-touch smartphone. Its price has not been released yet. The phone’s 4-inch display being paired with a 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera. The 3G Ace 4 will feature a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1500mAh battery, while the 4G option will be paired a 1.2GHz dual-core chip with a large 1850mAh power supply.

There are two handsets available for this phone. Each of the handset feature 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz single-core processor and 1300mAh battery. It has a dimension of 121.4 mm x 62.9 mm x 11 mm. It weighs 130 grams while the average weight of all phones is 137 grams so this phone has a mass less than the average.

It have light sensor and proximity sensor. There are quite a few pros and cons. It has a dual core processor and fast mobile data support. For cons, the camera lacks autofocus. Its camera is 5 megapixels while the camera flash is LED. Its built-in storage is 4GB. There are quite a few notification such as the haptic feedback, music ringtones (MP3), polyphonic ringtones, vibration, flight mode, silent mode and speakerphone.

In my opinion, this is a good phone because of the notifications of the phone and many cons. I will recommend people to buy this phone. I will give it a rating of 9/10.

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Panasonic Lumix CM1

The Panasonic Lumix CM1 is a smartphone with camera specs so stunning, photos taken with the phone could be mistaken for a photo taken by professional cameras. It does have a good look and great internal specs too but it definitely is quite pricey. It would be one of the most ideal phone currently for users who wants only one device to perform the functions of both a camera and a smartphone.

The phone has a rubber body which gives a metal and leather effect. Its body houses an extremely huge sensor of 1 – inch which is able to capture pictures of 20 – megapixels. Panasonic has named the phone as a “communication camera” due to the abundant amount of camera functions and features. It has a 4.7 – inch full HD 1,920 X 1,080 pixel display, runs on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat interface and has a 2.3GHz quad – core processor.

Due to its large sensor, the camera can take in huge amounts of lights and therefore, has excellent clarity in its picture and great performance when there is little light too. Its lens is a Leica DC Elmarit and it can be found in other cameras. However, its focal length is only 28mm, which isn’t that wide an angle. Fortunately, for what it lacks in its focal length, it makes up with it for fantastic photo sharpness and good – looking images.

It is also very suitable at taking great sceneries due till its excellent handling with exposures. The device is also capable of taking 4K footage but at 15 frames per second. For users who are not that used with the camera interface yet, it might seem a little complicated and difficult to understand at first but would not require that long period of a time to get used to it. Users are able to slide the physical wheel around the lens to change values. Alternatively, a full auto – mode will also be available. Other camera functions include the aperture priority and shutter priority. Users are also able to take full control in the manual mode. In it, there are lots of settings that can be tweaked, providing convenience for more experienced photo – takers.

The phone is undeniably an extremely expensive phone and it is only a realistic choice if you have lots of passion for photography. If you are someone who takes photo casually then this phone most probably isn’t the ideal choice for you.

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Dji Inspire 1

Dji Inspire 1 is the most advanced Dji drone yet. It comes with everything you need to fly. It includes:

  • Aircraft Body x1
  • Remote Controller x1
  • Camera with Gimbal x1
  • Propellers (Pair) x4
  • Intelligent Flight Battery (TB47) x1
  • Battery Charger x1
  • SD Card (16GB) x1
  • ND Filter x1
  • Manuals
  • Power Cable x1
  • Micro-USB Cables x2
  • Remote Controller Charging Cable x1
  • Harness x1
  • Camera with Gimbal Box x1
  • Carrying Case x1

It has 4K HD video recording and 12 megapixel for phototaking. In flight, you can turn on the GPS position hold mode which means if you let go the control on the controller, it will hover itself and it will also auto return to home when you turn off the controller. It also includes a camera gimbal, this will help you to get a stable shot and reduce most of the vibrations from the drone. The Inspire 1 have strong carbon fiber arms that can lift up out sight, this means you can have a unrestricted 360⁰ view.  It is easier to fly indoors with the Vision Positioning technology as this provides accurate position holding even when the GPS is not available. The sensors will determine your Inspire 1’s location and altitude and will lower the legs automatically when landing. Dji has re-engineered and re-built Propulsion System which give the drone more power and reliability. I think it is quite worth it for professional photographers to purchase it because it is very easy to control and has a great camera for aerial photography.

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Motorola Moto E

The Motorola Moto E is a smartphone. It has a dimensions of 124.8 mm x 64.8 mm x 12.3 mm. The average smartphone in the market is 137 grams. This phone is heavier than the average smartphones by 5 grams. This phone is also splash-resistant. It has a physical size of 4.3 inches.

The display resolution of this phone is 540 x 960 pixels. It has a pixel density of 256 ppi. It have many display features such as the light sensor, proximity sensor, scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) and oleophobic coating. The camera of this phone is 5 megapixels. The camera have many features such as geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) and panorama.

The hardware of this phone has a dual core processor. It has a system memory of 1024 MB RAM which is quite low.It has a built-in storage of 4 GB. The battery capacity of this phone is 1980 mAh. This phone have many notifications such as the service lights, haptic feedback, music ringtones (MP3, WAV), polyphonic ringtones, vibration, flight mode, silent mode and speakerphone.

There are some advantages and disadvantages for this phone. The advantages are it is a splash-proof phone and it is 4G. The disadvantages are it have too little pixel density screen, too little RAM, battery is not user replaceable, low-resolution camera, camera lacks autofocus and flash, it also has no front-facing camera. In my opinion, I think this is a good phone. The price of this phone is $129. I will give it rating of 8.5/10.

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Echoes+

Neon coloured space enemies streaking across the screen, and a small circle, controlled by the user, shooting them down. Echoes+, a free game released by The Binary Zoo and The Game Creators on Steam. This beautiful yet simplistic game showcases how high quality games could be made on the App Game Kit 2. Simple yet engaging, this game entranced me and I spent a few hours on this game. Though simplistic, this game has an addictive feel to it.

This game has 6 different gamemodes, echoes, time attack, survivor, meteor storm, asteroid belt and classic. This game has 4 different gamemodes, and many levels, with global and local leaderboards, this game is well developed. It is an intense retro styled bullet hell shooter, there are pickups like score multipliers and bombs which will assist you in surviving. You start with 100 energy, which is used as your health. If it drops to 0, you lose. Depending on the gamemode chosen, the challenge would be different. But with the difficulty growing and the large onslaught, the odds of surviving drops. Meant for both casual and serious gamers, and only needing 23 megabytes to install, this game is an enjoyable one and should definitely be tried out.

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Monster 24k DJ

The Monster 24k DJ headphones are headphones with an extremely deep bass. It is also aggressive and loud and is easy to access. Though, it costs quite a bit and some might feel that it is too tight. It has a striking gold – painted design and relatively good sound. Although it looks like it weighs a lot, it actually isn’t that heavy at all and has padding underside of the headphones and a cushioning layer which can be worn around your neck as an accessory.

Similar to the other Monster headphones, its ear cups are made from plush memory foam. There is also ample space between your ears and the headphones so that it would be more comfortable. The cable connected to the left ear cup is detachable. Along with the headphones, there is also a coiled cable for DJs, a thinner cable, a remote control, microphone that is able to be used with your smartphone, a soft carrying pouch, an adapter of 1/4 inch that can be plugged into a mixer or a receiver.

Unlike other Monster headphones, however, some users are not able to get used to this relatively tight fit headphone while others are fine with it. The gold coverage does a relatively good job of hiding fingerprints and you would not be able to observe any unless you look very closely. The ear cups are also able to rotate backwards conveniently, which is great for DJs to cue easily.

The headphones does not have battery – assisted module to block out noise,which means that a noise cancelling function would not be available. With that said, the headphones are quite secure and tight but music would still be leaked at a loud volume. But at a loud volume, it will have lots of power in its sound. It also has extremely powerful and aggressive bass and are not suitable for jazz and classical music lovers at all.

The Monster 24k DJ would be a great choice especially because of their aggressive sound and is worth the weight too. It might however, be a little too costly for casual listeners.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a smartphone. It has a dimension of 132.4 mm x 65.5 mm x 6.7 mm. The average weight of smartphones in the market is 137 grams. This phone is lighter than average smartphones by 22 grams. The physical size of this phone is 4.7 inches.

The resolution of this phone is 720 x 1280 pixels. This phone has a pixel density of 312 ppi. The display features of this phone are light sensor, proximity sensor, scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4). The camera of this phone is 12 megapixels. The camera flash if LED. The camera focal length is 31 mm.

There are many camera features such as CMOS image sensor, autofocus, touch to focus, manual focus, digital image stabilization, face detection, smile detection, exposure compensation, ISO control, white balance presets, burst mode, digital zoom, geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), panorama, scenes and effects. This phone have lots of RAM(2048 MB). This phone has a built-in storage of 32 GB. It has a battery capacity of 1860 mAh. This phone also have other notifications such as the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, hall, fingerprint ID and gesture.

In my opinion, this is a great phone. It have many advantages such as big display (4.7 inches), high-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels), high pixel density screen (312 ppi), 8-core processor, lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM), fast mobile data support (4G), small dimensions (5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches), thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.26 inches). I encourage people to buy this phone. I will give it a rating of 9.1/10.

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Withings Activité Pop

The Withings Activité Pop looks like a typical wristwatch. However, there is actually a fitness tech hidden in it. By connecting it to any mobile devices, it works just like a smart fitness tracker, and an affordable one at that. It currently now only works with iPhones and has limited functions. This is still most probably as stylish and convenient a fitness tracker can get.

Besides the fitness tech in the watch, there is also an accelerometer for step – counting. The device is also waterproof and connecting it using a mobile device via Bluetooth is possible. It also has a battery which does not require charging and is replaceable within 8 months.

With a sharp, unique and great design, this watch has a lot to offer. It has a band made of silicon and a mineral glass – domed analog watchface. Available in blue, black and white, this is eye – catching watch has a steel body and its minute and hour hands are painted.

The device currently doesn’t support Android yet even though the app, Withing Health Mate, runs on Android. Once the application is opened, syncing will start immediately. Like any other pedometer, the step – counting function works the same way but users would be able to see their daily progress from a secondary dial on the watch which ranges from 0 to 100. A unit of that is equal to 1000 steps. The dial will also reset to zero at midnight.

Another function that the Withings Activité Pop has its sleep tracking. It works automatically and syncs data with a relatively well accuracy. It measures the level of sleep, which is classified under deep, awake and light. However, it does not measure heart rate and lacks some functions which more advanced sleep – trackers have.

This unique fitness tracker has a lot of potential and there definitely will be similar products on the market in the future. It has an amazing design and is able to work as a basic fitness tracker while looking stylish at the same time.

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