Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s latest phone that was released on 11 March. It is a a significant upgrade of the S6 in many ways, mainly the battery life and water resistance. Other than that, this is just a way better Galaxy than its older counterparts.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a comfortable curved back and sides which is quite resistant, falling a few feet wont crack or dent it, just don’t expect it to be the next Nokia. It is also water resistant and can survive 5 feet underwater, without any protective case. These feature already made a durable smartphone more durable. Aesthetics wise, the curves and build is better than previous Galaxies, the S7 is no doubt built better than its older counterparts. The drawback is that the glass and metal backing is a smudge magnet. There will always be fingerprints on the phone, making it annoying to clean all the time and sort of forcing you to buy a case to prevent this problem.

Phones nowadays are used for taking beautiful shots while on holidays or just selfies. This phone has a really good rear camera, with 12 megapixels  with dual pixel
CMOS 5MP front camera. The rear camera is a  low-light camera, whatever photos taken will come out crisp. Though the low light photos have better quality now, digital noise was still there, those small speckles of color that infiltrate the picture are an inevitability in low-light digital camera shots. The auto-focus is really fast and good , grabbing clear shots from moving objects. This is good news to those taking normal landscape photos, but the selfies camera, armed with 5 megapixels, was not really good. It has even more ‘beautification’ filters, making the skin look youthful, but it does it too much. It makes the skin look plastic. The selfies comes out either too fake or too harsh. The flash used for the front camera is quite good, considering it whites out the screen, so your next selfie in a dark location will not be really muffled, but the flash in unbelievably blinding.

The S7 has lesser bloatware, unlike the S6, which leaves the S& with tons of customisation for you to do. Samsung also added a Game Launcher which has a set off quick action tools for you to use, like screenshots and recording. It can be use to turn off all alerts except for calls. The call notification takes up a big bulk of space, which would be better if it were to be toned down. It has an always on feature that shows either the clock, calendar or an image. It is useful a you need not to wake your phone up to check the time, battery levels or date.

The battery life is astronomically long lasting, even better than the iphone 6S. I mean if 16 hours of heavy use(still dependent on what the use is) is not enough for you, there is the S7 Edge anyways.  The amount of storage has been increased too, with a microSD card slot to use, that is an extra 64GB or more extra storage.

Here are some specifications that you might need to know. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, has 4GB or RAM and capture videos in 4K

Though it is pricey, I think it is worth buying it if you have no phone or have the money to buy this high-end phone. It costs 905SGD to buy the S7.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a high-end product and a multi-touch tablet. It has a thin body measuring 7.5mm. It is light in weight compared to average tablets. It weighs around 298 grams which is 60 grams lighter than normal tablets. It has a physical size of 8.4 inches.

The Super AMOLED display has a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels so it is quite clear. It has a high pixel density of 359 ppi. It also has a high screen-to-body ratio(76.61%). It have some features such as light sensor and proximity sensor. This tablet has a very good performance, it have an octa-core processor which is quite rare.

The camera is 8 megapixels and it has a LED flash. It have lots of RAM(3072 MB) and it have a built-in storage of 32 GB. The tablet has a battery capacity of 4900 mAh. It have many pros and only one con. The pros are it have a high pixel density, high screen-to-body ratio, 8-core processor, lots of RAM, fast mobile data support and thin body. The con is that the battery is not user replaceable.

In my opinion, this is an extremely good tablet and I would recommend the readers to buy this as it has an affordable price so most people should be able to buy it. I will give this tablet a rating of 9.2/10.

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Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is a multi-touch tablet. The dimension of this phone is 295.6 mm x 204 mm x 7.95 mm. It has a weight of 753 g so it is heavier than the mass of average tablets which is 365 g. It has an extremely clear LCD capacitive touchscreen. The physical size of this tablet is 12.2 inches and this tablet has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The tablet has a screen-to-body ratio of 71.6%. It also has a pixel density of 247 ppi.

The camera of this tablet is 8 megapixels and it has an LED flash. The camera have many features such as autofocus, digital zoom and geo tagging. The front-camera is 2 megapixels. Additionally, the camera have two features such as geo-tagging and face/smile detection. It runs on a quad core processor hence it is quite fast when loading applications. Just for your information, the system chip of the tablet is Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. It has a system memory of 3072 MB RAM and a built-in storage of 64 GB. There are two types of colours to choose from: black and white.

The battery has a capacity of 9500 mAh. It have many features such as an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a compass. The advantages of this tablet is that it has a quad core processor, lots of RAM and fast mobile data support(4G). The disadvantages are it is bulky, heavy, expensive and the battery is not user replaceable.

In my opinion, this is a nice phone. I would encourage people to buy this tablet as it have lots of RAM, a quad core processor and a good battery life. Hence, I will give it rating of 8.5/10.

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LG G Flex 2

The LG G Flex 2 is a smartphone. The average weight of smartphone is 137 grams, it is heavier than average smartphones by 15 grams. This phone has a dimensions of 149.1 mm x 75.3 mm x 9.4 mm. This phone has a physical size of 5.5 inches. The display resolution of this phone is 1080 x 1920 pixels. It has a thickness of 9.4mm.

The pixel density of this phone is 401 ppi. There are some display features such as the light sensor, proximity sensor and scratch-resistant glass. The camera of this phone is 13 megapixels. The camera flash of this phone is LED. The camera have some features too such as the usual autofocus, AF Assist Beam, optical image stabilization, geo tagging.

It has an 8-core processor. The system memory of this phone is 3072 MB RAM. The built-in storage of this phone is 32 GB. The battery is non-removable and it has a capacity of 3000 mAh. There are many advantages and one disadvantage for this phone. The advantages are the phone has a big display, high resolution display, 8-core processor, high pixel density screen, lots of RAM and a fast mobile data support. The disadvantage is the battery is not user replaceable. Lastly, this smartphone has a fast battery charging. It can charge till 60% within 30 minutes.

Lastly, there is a variety of colours such as Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red. Many people must be wondering about the price group of the phone which is around 6/10. So is is slightly higher than the price of average smartphones. In my opinion, I will encourage people to buy this phone as there are many advantages. This is a good phone and very convenient. I will give it a rating of 8.7/10.

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Motorola DROID Turbo

The Motorola DROID Turbo is a smartphone. This phone weighs about 176 grams, it is heavier than the average smartphone in the market by 39 grams. This phone is quite good because it is splash-resistant. It has a dimension of 143.5 mm x 73.3 mm x 11.2 mm. The physical size of this phone is 5.2 inches.

This phone has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It has a pixel density of 565 ppi. There are many display features such as the light sensor, proximity sensor, scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3). This phone has a high-resolution camera of 20.7 megapixels. The camera flash is Dual LED.

It have many camera features such as autofocus, touch to focus, face detection, smile detection, burst mode, digital zoom, geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) and panorama. There are many advantages and some disadvantage. The advantages are the phone has a big display (5.2 inches), high-resolution display, extremely high pixel density screen, lots of RAM, quad core processor, high-resolution camera, fast mobile data support (4G) and splash-proof phone. The disadvantage is the phone lacks micro SD slot for storage expansion.

In my opinion, I think it is quite a great phone as it is splash-proof and can use it to play games and watch videos. I will recommend people to buy this product. I give it a rating of 9.6/10.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is a tablet. The weight of this tablet is 376 grams. It is heavier than the average tablet’s weight. The average is 376 grams. It has a dimensions of 247.3 mm x 177.3 mm x 6.6 mm. The physical size of this tablet is 10.5 inches. It has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Its pixel density is 288 ppi.

Its camera is 8 megapixels. It have many camera features such as the CMOS image sensor, auto focus, digital image stabilization, exposure compensation, ISO control, burst mode, digital zoom, geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), scenes, effects and the self-timer.

It has a built-in storage of 32 GB. This tablet has a battery capacity of 7900 mAh. It also have some other sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, hall, fingerprint ID, voice commands and voice recording. This tablet have many advantages such as it has an 8-core processor, lots of RAM(3072 MB), 4G and thin body.

In my opinion, this is a good tablet. It have many advantages and features. I encourage people to buy this tablet as it is not too expensive. I will give it a rating of 8.5/10.

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HTC Butterfly 2

The HTC Butterfly 2 is a smartphone. This phone dimensions 145.4 mm  x 70.2 mm  x 9.99 mm and its weight is 151 grams. The physical size is 5.0 inches and its resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. This phone is multi-touch and it have some features such as light sensor and proximity sensor.

The camera have many features such as the back-illuminated sensor  which is known as BSI, autofocus, face detection, digital zoom, geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The battery capacity is 2700 mAh. There is also a microSD card slot for this phone.

This phone have many advantages and one disadvantage. The advantages are that the phone is dust and water resistant, it also have a quad core processor, big display and lots of RAM and a fast mobile data support. This phone will survive underwater to a depth of 1 metre. You can do a quick wash for this phone to remove any unwanted dirts.

In my opinion, I recommend people to buy this phone as it have a variety of advantages. Many phones are not water and dust resistant but this phone is unique as it have both. I will give this phone a rating of 9/10.

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