Asus ZenFone AR

Asus ZenFone AR looks Daydreamy

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.

Daydream View

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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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 S6 Edge+

 

 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is not just a larger version of the original Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. In fact, it is just a small upgrade from its smaller counterpart, it adds a shortcut menu to the edge screen for quickly opening apps, in addition to the existing menu for contacting your favorite people.

Sharing the exact same specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5,  which includes a strong 16-megapixel camera, 4GB of RAM and an octa-core processor of Samsung’s own design (that means it has eight computing chips for completing tasks). Besides its snazzier design, though, the Edge+ lacks the Note 5’s signature stylus. That leaves potential buyers having to choose between the Edge+’s inviting curves or the Note 5’s scribble-friendly practicality.

As of now, the S6 Edge+ comes in gold, silver, black and white, though different regions may carry different colors. Prices vary by retailer and country, but this Edge+ will cost more than the Note 5 overall. The design of the Edge+ are as follows:5.7-inch display; 2,560×1,440 pixels (518 pixels per inch), metal and glass construction, 6.1 by 3 by 0.3 inches (154 by 76 by 6.9mm), weighs 5.4 ounces (153 grams).If the regular Edge’s curved screen and thin edges are familiar to you, you should know how the Edge+ looks like.

Unlike the other Galaxies, this one does not have a removeable battery or microSD card.The curves on the screen, unlike previous curved-screen Galaxies, are not merely ‘cosmetic’ but a function. A special display utilises the curves on the screen.Hence, it hides from view until you pull it out, so most of the time, you don’t see it. When you do want to summon the edge display (which you can now do from any screen, not just the home screen, as was the case with the original S6 Edge), you grab a slim onscreen tab that tastefully lies low on whichever side you put it, and swipe to reveal the full menu. The settings menu also lets you turn on a newsfeed, so you can see various alerts and news headlines in the sidebar as well as through the customary notifications tray up top. The benefit here: the edge screen’s longer window lets you see more text, without expanding the alert the way you would with the notifications shade.

In my opinion, this is basically a Note 5 with a slighty larger Edge cover with extra features. Worth the price of more than the original Edge? If you really need a new phone and or have the money, this probably will suit you. If not, I’d say skip this phone.

 

Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70

The Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 is a multi-touch tablet so the user can control the phone with up to 10 fingers at a single time. It has a dimension of 247 mm x 171 mm x 8.9 mm and a weight of 509 g which is heavier than average tablet which has a mass of 360 g. The tablet has a physical size of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

It has a pixel density of 224 ppi. There are some features for display such as the light sensor and accelerometer. For the camera, it have autofocus and geo tagging. The tablet has a quad core processor and a system memory of 2048 MB RAM. It also have a built-in storage of 16 GB.

The non-removable battery of this tablet has a capacity of 7000 mAh. However, the battery is not user replaceable though. There are some pros and cons. The pro is only the tablet has 4G but the con is that this tablet’s camera lacks flash. There should be another factor which users might want to consider and it is the colour of the phone. There are some colours such as Pearl White and Midnight Blue(shown in the image).

In my opinion, this tablet is good and I would give it a rating of 7/10 since it does not have much disadvantages and it has a big screen which can be used to watch movies and shows. This tablet is suitable for casual use and not too suitable for those who would take photos using tablets. And lastly, many people might be wondering the price of this tablet. Now, I shall say the price group of this tablet. The tablet’s price group is within the lower range, 4/10 which is a little lower than the average smartphones.

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Google Nexus 7 (2013)

The second generation Google Nexus 7 is a multi-touch tablet and it has very good specifications. It has a dimension of 200 mm x 114 mm x 8.65 mm and a light weight of 299 g. It is lighter than an average tablet of around 360 g. It has a big display and a physical size of 7.0 inches.

It has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a high pixel density screen. It have some good and useful features such as the light sensor and scratch-resistant glass so it can withstand light scratches. The camera for this tablet is 5 megapixels and has an autofocus. It runs on a quad core processor and has a system memory of 2048 MB RAM.

The built-in storage for this tablet is 32 GB. The battery has a capacity of 3950 mAh. There must be a lot of people wondering what is the price of this tablet. So, the tablet’s price group is 5/10 which is the average amount. It has a low starting price of $230 which is good enough to cement its place in the tablet hall of fame. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are the tablet has a high pixel density screen, a quad core processor and fast mobile data support. The cons are the tablet lacks microSD slot for storage expansion and the camera lacks flash.

In my opinion, this is a great tablet. It have attracted many customers to buy it. It have very good specs and can be bought at an affordable price of $350. I would recommend people to buy this tablet as it is useful and have many functions which can assist you in many stuff which you need to use in your daily lives. I will give it a rating of 9.5/10.

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Microsoft Surface 3

The Microsoft Surface 3 is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 267 mm x 187 mm x 8.7 mm and a weight of 621 g which is a lot heavier than the average of 360 g. The physical size of this tablet is 10.8 inches and it has a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels.

It has a pixel density of 214 ppi. It also have features such as light sensor and proximity sensor. The camera is 8 megapixels and has autofocus but lacks flash. It runs on a quad core processor and has a system memory of 4096 MB RAM. It has a built-in storage of 128 GB.

The tablet is released on 1st May 2015. It cost SG$1,108.00. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are it runs on quad core processor, it has lots of RAM and a fast mobile data support. The con is the camera lacks flash.

In my opinion, this is not a bad tablet but it is heavy and needs some effort to carry it around. I would recommend people who is not a camera lover or a person that takes photos with their tablet. This tablet lacks flash so when it is under darkness, it is not clear. I will give it a rating of 8/10.

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Asus ZenPad S 8.0

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 203.2 mm x 134.5 mm x 6.6 mm and a weight of 298 g which is lighter than the average tablet in the market. Average tablet weighs around 362 g. The physical size for this tablet is 8.0 inches and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. It runs on 64-bit intel CPU(Central Processing Unit).

It has a high pixel density of 320 ppi. There are some useful features such as light sensor and scratch-resistant glass. The camera is 8 megapixels and has a feature such as geo tagging. It runs on a quad-core processor and has a system memory of 4096 MB RAM.

Nextly, this tablet runs on a quad core processor. There are a few colours you can choose for this tablet such as black and white which is shown on the image on top. It also has a built-in storage of 64 GB and it is released on 10th July 2015. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are it has a high pixel density screen, quad core processor, lots of RAM and a thin body. The cons are the camera lacks autofocus, flash and the front-facing speakers are weak.

In my opinion, this is a good tablet. I would recommend it to people who would use the tablet casually and not those photo enthusiasts who loves to take photos with their phones or tablet. This tablet is not a tablet which specializes in photos, however, it has an affordable price which is quite reasonable since this is a good tablet as it has a lot of good functions which is useful in our daily lives such as the fast processor for this tablet. Hence, I shall give it a rating of 8.5/10.

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Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE

The Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 194.3 mm x 109.2 mm x 9.9 mm. It is quite light with a weight of 299 g which is around 59 g lighter than average tablet. The physical size of this tablet is 7.0 inches.

It has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and it has a pixel density of 216 ppi. The camera is 5 megapixels, however, it lacks autofocus and flash. It runs on quad core processor and a graphics processor. It has a system memory of 1024 MB RAM and a built-in storage of 16GB.

This tablet can store battery up to 3950 mAh. The tablet have some features such as light sensor and proximity sensor. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are it has a quad core processor and have 4G. The cons are it has too little RAM(1024 MB), the camera lacks autofocus and flash.

In my opinion, this is a nice tablet. I would recommend to people who use it casually and not those people that likes to take photos from their tablet/phone. I will give it a rating of 8/10.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 243.4 mm x 176.4 mm x 7.95 mm. The weight of this tablet is around 487 g so it is heavier than the average of 358 g. This tablet has a physical size of 10.1 inches.

It has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and the pixel density is 149 ppi. There are some features such as light sensor and accelerator. The camera have features such as geo tagging and 3 megapixels. The front-facing camera is 1.3 megapixels. It has a quad core processor and a system chip called Qualcomm Snapdragon.

It has a system memory of 1536 MB RAM and a built-in storage of 16GB. The battery has a capacity of 6800 mAh. It have some notification such as flight mode, silent mode and vibration. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros is it has a fast mobile data support and quad core processor. The cons are the camera lacks autofocus and flash.

In my opinion, this is a not a bad tablet. I will not recommend people who loves to take photos as this tablet lacks autofocus and flash so the photo taken would not be too clear. And I will give it an overall rating of 8/10 due to the quad core processor and the fast mobile data which can load your apps and browser very fast.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E is a multi-touch tablet. It is 8.5mm-thin and weighs around 490 grams which is heavier than average tablets. The physical size of the tablet is 9.6 inches. It has a resolution of 800 x 1200 pixels and a pixel density of 157 ppi.

Apparently running on Android KitKat (instead of Lollipop), the Samsung Galaxy Tab E comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office apps. It offers a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space and a microSD card support. It has a graphics processor so it can run games better.

It has a battery capacity of 5000 mAh. It has some notifications such as the flight mode and silent mode which comes in every phone. This phone is officially announced on 15 June 2015 so it have only come out a month ago. There are many pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are it has a high screen-to-body ratio of about 73.87% and it has a quad core processor so it can run quite fast. The cons are the battery is not user replaceable and the camera lacks flash.

In my opinion, this is a great tablet so i would recommend the readers to buy this tablet. I will give it a rating of 7.5/10 overall based on the specs and design.

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