Category Archives: Android

Honor 8X now available!

If you were looking for a pretty good phone for Christmas, this one might be your choice: The new Honor 8X.  The Honor X series was at the latest with the Honor 6X the absolut secret tip among the sub 300€ smartphones. Now the Honor 8X has introduced another model to the series – we have all the details for you.

The Technical Details

Display: 16.5cm (6.5 “) FHD +, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 91% display-to-body ratio
Processor: Kirin 710 Octa-Core 2.2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 or 128 GB internal memory, expandable via MicroSD
Camera: 20 megapixels + 2MP dual main camera, 16MP front camera, AI camera, super slow motion shooting (480FPS)
Connectivity: WiFi to 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0
System: Android 8.1 Oreo / EMUI 8.2, GPU Turbo 2.0
Design: Nano-scale optical coating, three colors: red, blue, black
Battery: 3750mAh

On the software side is still Android 8.1 used instead of Android 9.0, but the upgrade is much likely to come soon . Otherwise  little has been done. The camera features have been drilled a bit and so the Honor 8X now also receives the Super Slow Motion mode with up to 480 FPS. Again, the high FPS number is achieved only by interpolation, natively are a maximum of 120 FPS at 720p possible.

In addition, there is the obligatory GPU Turbo and even the 4D Force feedback feature of the Honor Play has made it to the Honor 8X. So the phone can vibrate a bit in some games.

Technically, it relies on well-known features, only the display could now optimize the relationship between display and housing, so that a larger display can be installed without having to increase the size of the case.

To what extent it can keep up with its predecessors must show our test. Of course you will get it here as soon as it is ready. In the first impression, it is at least pleasantly high quality and the display also makes a good first impression. It remains to be seen how well the camera and the performance of the Kirin 710 does in everyday life.

What, however bothers me a lot is that a micro-USB port used instead of a usb-c one. In my opinion this should have never made it to the Honor 8X, not even with a cheap device.
The price starts at 249€ for the black Version with 64GB Memory, the blue 128GB version will set you back 279,90€ at the Official Honor store.

Priv by BlackBerry caught once again in new set of pictures!

Another set of pictures of the upcoming Priv by BlackBerry have been released to the web.

At a conference I was at today, one of BlackBerry’s executives had a ‘Priv’ which he let me play with for a bit. I must admit, it’s a VERY nice device. It was actually thinner than my Note 5! It also seemed snappy and smooth, and the keyboard was also very nice. It had full access to the Play store as you would expect, and he had a few apps loaded. The screen was very nice with a high PPI, and it seemed to curvey around the edges. I have to say that I’m definitely interested in Blackberry again! [sic]

Source: Reddit

WhatsApp for Android will use Google Drive to back up your data

The more we rely on our smartphones for every facet of our lives, the more risk there is of losing important data if your phone gets lost, stolen or destroyed. Android already has some backup services built in, but the massively popular chat client WhatsApp has just announced a partnership with Google to make sure its 900 million users don’t lose anything important to them. Starting today, WhatsApp users on Android will have the option to back up their entire WhatsApp history right to Google Drive. The backup will include chat histories, voice messages, photos and video, and you’ll be able to restore all of that data to a new phone when you set up WhatsApp.

Unfortunately, as with many new Google features, this one will be coming by the ever-popular gradual rollout. This is a particularly long one — Google says the feature will become available over the next few months. Once it’s available, you’ll find the option in WhatsApp’s settings. Why it’ll take so long isn’t clear, so you’ll have to just start checking your app periodically if you want to take advantage of the new feature.

BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider appears in new Pictures!

The first proper set of pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry “Venice” Slider have been captured. The device is set to be running Android with a choice of running as well BB10 Operating System depending on the choice of the customer. No further details are available yet on the specs , but the device looks really cool.  It is said to be released in November,  but it seems still too early for more details.

This weeks Roundup on BBM Stickers

Here we go again with another weeks collection of newly released BBM Stickers Packs.  We got this time 5 Sticker Packs which are all housing 20 different stickers and as almost usual all are setting you back 7.29AED per pack, well, all except the EId Al Fitr one that comes in on 3.69AED.

  1. Eid Al Fitr by Susilo Saptoady, the right Stickers for the Eid holidays.
  2. 50 Favourite BBM Stickers by BBM, 20 Stickers to enrichen your BBM conversations.
  3. Summer Boy by Swyft Media, some fun packed stickers to have for this summer.
  4. Inside Out by Disney,  some Stickers themed by the Disney Movie Inside Out.
  5. Monsters Inc. by Disney, stickers themed around the lovely movie with the same name.

You can check below all new Sticker Packs in detail in the Gallery after the Break!

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This weeks Roundup on BBM Stickers

Here we go again with another weeks collection of newly released BBM Stickers Packs. We got this time 7 Sticker Packs which are all housing 20 different stickers and as almost usual all are setting you back 7.29AED per pack.

  1. Joey and Joy by D&B Design, some fun loving little monkeys to enhance your chats.
  2. The Bright Side by viamedia, some stickers giving you a little inspirational feel.
  3. Cheeky Boy by rifalisme, expressions of a curly young kid for your everyday use.
  4. It’s Happy Bunny by Jim Benton, some Happy Bunny Stickers in case you need them.
  5. Bill the Cowboy by PicoCandy, Some fancy happy stickers featuring Bill the Cowboy.
  6. Queen Andrea by Queen Andrea, sine cool graphic artwork stickers.
  7. Philip the Penguin by Christian Agustinus, a hardworking Penguin to identify yourself with in the real world.

You can check below all new Sticker Packs in detail in the Gallery after the Break!

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This weeks Roundup on BBM Stickers

Here we go again with another weeks collection of newly released BBM Sticker Packs. This time around we got a total of 8 Sticker Packs which are all housing 20 different stickers and which are all coming in at 7.29AED per pack.

  1. Zoodorable by Hill Hill Design, some funny animalistic Monsters to enrich your conversations
  2. Florida Gators by Florida Gators, If you are a Gators fan this is the right Pack all around Albert their mascot.
  3. Adam the Funny Moslem Boy Part2 by WEsticker is a set all about Adam.
  4. Endless Love by Hi-Art, show your romantic side with this Sticker Pack.
  5. Pororo Summertime Fun by Iconix Co.Ltd. , another Pack containing Pororo and his friends.
  6. Black & White by Teo Tarras, Funny and positive messages with these little monsters which are not only Black and White.
  7. Feel the Love by viamedia, Another sticker set to share your love with a special someone.
  8.  ?? by Nimmble. some Arabic Themed Soccer Stickers where I cannot get the Title of.

Are there any Packs in here that you fancy to get? If so head down to the BBM Shop to get them!

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Reviewed: The Huawei P8

With the recently released P8 Huawei wants to play in the same league as the previous top dogs Samsung, LG and HTC. Whether the company from the Far East has succeeded this attempt or not is what we have found out for you in our test.

P8 – this is the name of the latest and best smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The phone was introduced in April 2015 at an event in London. It is the successor of the two high end devices Ascend P6 and P7 Ascend. It is a high-end phone as we are used to from Samsung or HTC, but can it keep up with the Galaxy S6 or M9 One ? Just opening the Box gives you already a feeling of a luxury item you are unboxing here. The Box is having a cool design and is very nicely build as well.

The Huawei P8 is available since a very short time in local stores here in the UAE. Currently you can only buy the version with 16 GB of memory. But there is something coming as well with 64 GB later on. Appearance and technology are almost identical though. The standard 16GB version comes in two colors Mystic Champagne (the one we are reviewing) and Titanium Grey. The so-called Premium version with 64GB memory will be available in the two luxurious colors Prestige Gold and Carbon Black.

P8 First Impressions:

 

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Build Quality & Design

The P8 is slim; It is just 6.4mm thin and feels solidly built and strong. We have slightly tried to bend the frame, useless: the chassis is build solid and resistant. The unibody is round off at the edges. According to Huawei, the process of producing this phone takes approximately 810 minutes. Only then do you get towards the phosphorescent appearance, hardness and processing precision. Similar to the Galaxy S6, S6 Galaxy Edge, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and many other devices as well the frame of the P8 serves as an antenna for different wireless technologies such as WLAN, Bluetooth and mobile.

The material is aluminum, the workmanship and build quality is very good. How does the device feel in the hand? The P8 has a very block-like form, almost like a block of Milka chocolate, which is not particularly ergonomic. The feeling, however, has improved a lot compared to its predecessors, mainly because the edges are rounded now. In general however it lacks of grip: The P8 easily slips out of the hands and the back has no adhesive. A cover or a sticker that adds some grip on the backside is highly recommended.

The P8 is not waterproof like for example the Xperia Z3. However, the case is nano-coated! That means that steam, water and raindrops cause no harm to the device. The phone has a mass of 144 grams, while it is 144.9 mm high and 72.1 mm wide. Despite the large 5.2-inch screen, the one-hand operation is still possible since the borders were kept narrow towards the display. In addition, a software mode can be activated which allows one-handed operation. For this purpose, you can sweep your finger over the virtual keys – from left to right or vice versa.

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