Iphone 8

         iPhone 8 releasal

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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.

iPhone 7            
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iPhone 8
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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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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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Audeze Sine

Looking like an ordinary headphone, the Audeze Sine actually has lots of quality up its sleeves. For a first, it features planar magnetic drivers. This technology is meant to lower the device’s rate of distortion, get stronger bass and have more responsiveness by making use of electromagnetic force. Next it also offers a Cipher Lightning headphone cable which you can choose to purchase together with the headphone. Thus you would be able to listen through the lightning cable if your device contains the Lightning port.

The Sine looks relatively simple. Covered in leather with earcups made of sturdy metal, it doesn’t have a really complex and unique design to make it stand out but it does have some small details which makes it really convenient. For example, its cord is tangle-resistant and is also detachable so you will be able to switch between the Lightning and the default cables. The Lightning cable is also said to improve the headphone’s performance. However, this performance boost does come at a cost of taking up more battery from your phone. The Lightning cable also has an integrated microphone, which is unfortunately not available on the standard cable, so that you would be able to make calls with it.

The Audeze Sine sounds really revealing and clear so it’ll sound really similar to the source itself. Compared to other headphones at this price range, the Sine performs really well and really shows its worth in this aspect. Along with its planar magnetic drivers its sound really proves how its popularity did not come by luck at all.

Spearheading the new technology of planar magnetic drivers, the Sine is definitely a headphone you should consider if you are looking for something high – end sounding but yet not all that unaffordable. Even though it doesn’t have spectacular features or unexplored technology, I strongly believe that the Sine is worth a listen.

 

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iPhone 6S Plus

The iPhone 6S plus has a bigger battery, a larger screen than an iPhone 6.The Plus gets you a 5.5-inch display instead of the 4.7-inch one of the iPhone 6S. And while the Plus’s camera sensor and resolution is identical to that on the smaller iPhone, it adds optical image stabilization, which can deliver more blur-free photos in certain light conditions (especially if you’re zooming).I think it is suitable for gaming , watching videos and stuff like that due to the big screen.

This iPhone has better speed and the new A9 and 2GB RAM makes it feel faster than normal phones the apps also load better and faster.The camera is upgraded but if you are such a serious photographer that you take note of the small difference , you might as well get a camera.The only obvious difference is when you take a picture while zooming in.

However , this iPhone still cannot replace an iPad or tablet.Also some apps still do not optimize for the iPhone 6S Plus’s larger screen.In my opinion its battery life makes up for that as it can last throughout the day even without using power-saving mode.

Its average price is around $870 and if I could afford it I would definitely purchase it.For its better speed larger screen and camera performance although the camera is not much different than the 6S. Its battery life still can be improved though.

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iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6S has vast improvements from the previous model from last year where although the model looks very similar to a iPhone 6 but inside the device it has been modified greatly. The device has a stronger chassis, a better and sharper camera and many more new features.

The size and design of the device is exactly the same as the iphone 6 that you could even put on a phone case on both of them. It also uses the 7000 series aluminium which is the strongest material used for the iPhone. The screen is also more durable and would not break when dropped on the floor.

The phone still weighs really light and is comfortable whilenot being a burden to carry.  The resolution however is at 750p resolution at 326 ppi while most other smartphones that are much cheaper offer 1080p resolution screen. This does mean the device can be thinner and battery would last longer though. The display of the iPhone 6S is really colourful but lacks certain things like the contrast ratio and brightness where it would make the display more stunning and appealing.

There’s also improvements to the CPU and GPU and comes with 2GB of RAM now. For example the iPhone 6 used the Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based) while the iPhone 6S used the Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister. The TouchID Sensor is also improved where it detects your fingerprints faster.

In conclusion, the iPhone 6S is a really handy smartphone to have if you don’t own one yet or you’re not using an iPhone 6. As the iPhone 6S is greatly similar to the iPhone 6, it is not wise to upgrade to the 6S right now as it is at a hefty price of around $1048 at retail price. Thus if you’re on a budget, this would not really be an ideal purchase. Instead, I recommend people who still have iPhone 5S or below to upgrade to this phone.

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Iluv neon sound iep336 earphones

 

The Iluv neon sound iep336 earphones is an all rounder earphones that is compatible withall iphones , ipods , ipads , Samsung Galaxy Series , Galaxy Note series , Galaxy Tab series , LG , HTC and other smartphones , tablets and other 3.5mm Audio Devices. Being so all rounded , there is no reason why people should not buy it. It has durable designs , in-line volume control which is unused on computers and non-apple devices. It has tangle resistant cables which is useful if the earphones that you are using now are always have thier cords being tangled. Having a comfortable in-ear fit with small, medium and large ear tips, you can modify which ear tips fit your ear holes.

The noise cancellation is stellar and it fits into ears perfectly that running will not shake it off. If you use voice calls with it, you will be stunned how great the quality of the speaker you are listening to. However, you would also have to cope with you hearing your own voice when you speak , though. the microphone is just under the jaw, so the person on the other end can hear you loud and clear too. Unfortunately for music lovers, the thing that the earphones lack is that there is not enough contrast in the sounds being delivered and the bass is not low enough.

All in all, this pair of earphones is worth using when in a voice call and listening to music while exercising is where it excels. However, if you buy this to just listen to music, it might not be the best of all choices.With such a good piece of earphones at the cost of 27 SGD is totally worth it.

 

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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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Huawei Honor 6 Plus

Not long after the Huawei Honor 6 was released, Huawei is already launching its new smartphone model, the Huawei Honor 6 Plus. It is 5.5 – inches long and it improved on what the Apple iPhone 6 lacked. For example, it had a dual 8 – megapixel rear camera and a relatively big 3,600mAh battery. Similar to the HTC One M8, its dual camera system allows you to control the focus of the photo even after it is taken.

It has a black glass design and stripes which looks metallic on the side which is actually plastic. There is also a design at the back of the phone and on it is the “honor” logo. In design, the Honor 6 and the Honor 6 Plus is about the same except that the Honor 6 Plus is a little larger and has two cameras at the back.

The device has a Kirin 925 octa – core processor, four ARM Cortex – 47 and four Cortex – A15 processors. The display of the phone is 5.5  – inches and 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also supports dual – SIM cards and 4G. One of the most eye – catching features of this device, is definitely the dual – camera setup. However,  its setup still lacks some other key features like the optimal zoom. The Huawei Honor 6 also has a relatively good 8 – megapixel front camera.

It does not run on the latest Lollipop 5.0 but is running on the Android KitKat 4.4 .  With the Huawei Emotion UI overlay, the applications will always be on your home screen and the lock screen is also modified so that the user will be able to access applications such as the calculator and flashlight easily.

The Huawei Honor 6 Plus will first be released in China and Huawei has yet to announce when it would be released in other countries. With its unique dual – camera system, this phone definitely has the potential to beat other handsets.

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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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