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And the new Huawei P10 is going to…

Another competition has come to end the other day. This time around we had given away a Huawei P10 smartphone!  As well this time we had plenty of participants who wanted this cool piece of phone for themselves. But as usual there can be only one winner in the end…

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And the Winner is: 

  • Vitali Safronkine

Vitali Safronkine you have an email now and got 24 hours to answer on it. Should no answer have been received by then another winner will be drawn.

For all others that could not win this time: Watch this space, a new gadget competition is coming up pretty soon and there are some Movie Premiere Invites coming up as well!

Here again a few details about the phone:

The Huawei P10 features a 5.1-inch 1080p display and Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor, which has proven to be quite powerful according to leaked early benchmark tests. The phone includes 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and microSDXC support, as well as a large 3,200 mAh battery. The handset also sports a Leica-branded dual-lens rear camera setup that marries a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with a 12-megapixel main sensor. And yes, Huawei has aped the Portrait Mode feature from Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus to create a bokeh effect on portraits that’s similar to what you would get from a DSLR.

Win a Xbox One S Fifa Bundle with the Acme Blog

We are coming closer to Easter and so we are giving away another pretty cool Gadget. This time we got a brand new Xbox One S 500GB Fifa Bundle up for grabs Folks!

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Here are some infos on the Xbox One S 500GB Fifa Bundle:

The Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle (500GB), with three Loan Legends and one month of EA Access, only on Xbox One. Featuring 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, High Dynamic Range and a full game download of FIFA 17. Powered by Frostbite, FIFA 17 delivers true-to-life action, takes players to new football worlds, introduces characters full of depth and emotion, and immerses you in authentic football experiences like FIFA 17’s The Journey, a brand new cinematic and narrative-driven mode. And with EA Access, play EA games for a limited time before they’re released and get unlimited access to The Vault, exclusively on Xbox One. With all the biggest blockbusters this year, and over 100 console exclusives, there’s never been a better time to game with Xbox One.

* 4K streaming with select apps, see Xbox.com. HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs. After free month, EA Access requires paid subscription, sold separately; see www.ea.com/eaaccess for details. Loan Legends will be randomly selected and only available for play in five games; ISP fees apply. Xbox Live Gold (sold separately) also required to access certain Vault title online features. Game download code inside. Game download from Xbox Live; ISP fees apply; significant storage required.

In the box

  • 1TB Xbox One S console
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • FIFA 17 full game download
  • 3 FIFA Ultimate Team Loaned Legends
  • 1 Rare Player Pack
  • 1-month EA Access
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cord
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

 

Reviewed: The Huawei P10

At the Mobile World Congress (27 February to 2 March), the big and not so big manufacturers are delivering a head-to-head race around the world’s biggest trade fair novelty. In times when the mobile companions are always more like each other and real innovations become more difficult, it are subtleties that make the difference. So Huawei has taken an attack on the front camera with his new top model, the Huawei P10, – and on Apple …

The Huawei P10 is the latest flagship of the Chinese manufacturer and is mainly based on design and a strong Leica camera. In the detailed test, however, it also shows unnecessary weaknesses.

Design

Design has always been a mainstay of the P series and this has remained that way with the Huawei P10. Like its predecessor, the P10 consists of a unibody case, which has been milled from a piece of aluminum. Two other similarities: the case is still only 7 mm thin (6.98, to be quite accurate) and there is no annoying camera shake on the back. This makes it the thinnest flagship smartphone on the market.

Overall, the P10 has become more curvy. The radii of the edges are clearly firmer and rounder, which makes them slightly better in the hand. No question, the Huawei P10 is a handy phone that is great in the hand.

Although compared to the P9, the display has shrunk from 5.2 to 5.1 inches, the dimensions have remained almost identical in height. This is due to the increased horizontal display edges. The fingerprint sensor, which is now on the front, takes up a lot of space; The edge on the top is held symmetrically. In terms of display-to-size ratio, the P10 is a definite step backwards. While the competition goes with large steps on the “edgeless smartphone” , see the freshly presented LG G6 or the condensing rumors to the Samsung Galaxy S8, Huawei seems to take a step back instead.

The P10 is a coloful Fashion-Statement

Apart from that, the Huawei P10 is a visually appealing device that appeals to fashion and design conscious buyers. For this reason, the P10 and P10 Plus will be available in eight (!) Different colors. Two surface treatments are available in Europe: Sandblasted aluminum or a so-called Hyper Diamond Cut.

Let’s start with the simple one. The sandblasted, matte aluminum is available in black, silver and exclusively for the P10 in gold. The P10 Plus receives another exclusive color – greenery. This was recently recognized by the recognized color institute Pantone as the color of the year 2017 and is indeed exceptional for the P10 Plus.

The second surface treatment is somewhat more complex. The so-called Hyper Diamond Cut creates a fine, glittering structure on the aluminum, which can really be seen. Do you know these shaky pictures that can be tilted back and forth to see a 3D image? This is how this surface feels. In any case, the P10 is thus a clear fashion statement, which in the colors Dazzling Blue and Dazzling Gold (only P10 Plus) surely requests for attention.

The black Huawei P10 tested by us is slightly less noticeable. The rounded sides with the curved and barely visible antenna strips remind strongly to another phone – the Apple iPhone 7. The feeling in the hand as well as the design are really similar here. Especially the matte housing has one disadvantage. Fingerprints do not remain on it , but sweat and skin fat, so that the back always looks smeared.

Build Quality on the highest level– well, almost

Continue reading Reviewed: The Huawei P10

Win a new Huawei P10 with the Acme Blog!

Its not been long since our Mate 9 competition ended and here we are already with the very next one. This time we got a Huawei P10 in Graphite Black up for grabs.

The Huawei P10 features a 5.1-inch 1080p display and Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor, which has proven to be quite powerful according to leaked early benchmark tests. The phone includes 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and microSDXC support, as well as a large 3,200 mAh battery. The handset also sports a Leica-branded dual-lens rear camera setup that marries a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with a 12-megapixel main sensor. And yes, Huawei has aped the Portrait Mode feature from Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus to create a bokeh effect on portraits that’s similar to what you would get from a DSLR.

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And the Huawei Mate 9 is going to…

Another competition has come to end the other day. This time around we had given away a Huawei Mate 9 smartphone!  We had plenty of participants who wanted this cool piece of phone for themselves. But as usual there can be only one winner in the end…

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And the Winner is: 

  • Hameed Kohli

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For all others that could not win this time: Watch this space, a new gadget competition is coming up pretty soon and there are some Movie Premiere Invites coming up as well!

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You can pre-order a BlackBerry KEYone now from Media Markt Germany

lthough we’ve yet to hear from any carriers opening up pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone, several third-party retailers have already begun. The latest added to the mix is Media Markt Germany which now has the BlackBerry KEYone listed for €599.00 through their online portal.

Perhaps more interesting than their listed pricing, though, is the date they have listed for shipment. According to Media Markt information, when ordered through them, the BlackBerry KEYone will ship on May 5 BUT, there has been some debate about that release date as well from their customer service via Twitter.

Of course, release dates with pre-orders are always subject to change so if you do decide to pre-order through Media Markt, be sure to keep that in mind. Maybe hold off for a bit and see if the date changes again, as it has changed a couple of times already.

You can place your pre -order from Media Markt here.

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Win a Huawei Mate 9 with the Acme Blog

Its been a few weeks since the last competition, but here we are back with your chance to win a brandnew Huawei Mate 9 with us.  This is the 64GB Version coming in Moonlight Silver. It is the actual Top Phone from Huawei bringing you a brilliant Large 5.9-inch display. 

The Huawei Mate 9 offers a truly revolutionary battery life. With its large 4000mAh battery and smart power-saving technology, you can enjoy two days’ usage*. State-of-the-art HUAWEI SuperCharge technology safely charges the device for a full day’s power* in 20 minutes.

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And the Huawei Nova Plus is going to….

Another competition has come to end the other day. This time around we had given away a Huawei Nova Plus smartphone!  e had plenty of participants who wanted this cool piece of phone for themselves. But as usual there can be only one winner in the end…

And the Winner is: 

  • Mahmoud Fatallah

Mahmoud you have an email now and got 24 hours to answer on it. Should no answer have been received by then another winner will be drawn.

For all others that could not win this time: Watch this space, a new gadget competition is coming up pretty soon and there are some Movie Premiere Invites coming up as well!

Here again a few details about the phone:

Size: 5.5-inch

Type: IPS

Resolution: FHD 1920*1080, 401 pixels per inch (PPI)

Viewing Angle: 80°/80°/80°/80° (up/down/left/right)

Colors: 16million colors

Contrast: 1500:1

Brightness: 450 nits (typ)

snapdragon625 (4 xA53@2.0 GHz + 4 x A53@2.0 GHz)

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Emotion UI 4.1

RAM: 3 GB LPDDR3

ROM: 32 GB; ROM User Available: about 22GB

MicroSD: supports cards up to 128 GB

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ at 2.4 GHz

Bluetooth: 4.1

USB Type C

Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor

Front Camera: 8MP, fixed focus

Rear Camera: 16MP, autofocus, OIS

DTS SOUND

Supported Formats: *.mp3, *.mid, *.amr, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.aac, *.wav, *.ogg, *.flac

2 Microphones

1 Speaker

3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Video File Format: *.3gp, *.mp4, *.webm, *.mkv

EMUI 4.1

Type: lithium polymer

Capacity: 4.4V, 3340 mAh(Typical)

 

Reviewed: The Honor 6X

In 2016 Honor came out with a real price-winner: The Honor 5X brought an aluminum dress, a full-HD screen and had solid technology on board. At a price of 230 euros, the Huawei subsidiary set the benchmark for a good mid-range device at an affordable price a lot higher. Meanwhile, the competition with devices such as the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus or the Galaxy J5 (2016) also offers decent devices in the 200€ range. At the CES 2017, Honor has now also announced the successor Honor 6X for the European market. Can Honor regain the status of the price breaker? We will tell you how good the Honor 6X really is.

Design

It is round. Very round! With the Honor 6X, the manufacturer uses fewer edges. The novice makes a high-quality impression thanks to the bent metal and it is laying well in the hand too. The back is noticeably roughened, so is much more grippy and not as smooth as the predecessor. The round and precisely functioning fingerprint sensor sits in the same position as the 5X and offers no other functions – unlike the top model of the Chinese. The Honor 8 changed the unlocking method with freely assignable interactions to the extra key.

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Camera

The real eye-catcher is attached directly above the fingerprint scanner. As well here we got two Camera lenses pushed into the small place – and that in the middle class! The last with the Huawei P9 and at least since the iPhone 7 again fashionable double team was not yet available in a mid-class priced phone.

First we get to the upper 12-megapixel lens, which is fastly covered: in daylight, the pictures are really good and very convincing.  With little light – you guessed it already most probably – the camera weakens, reaches as many smartphones only rather average quality. Also in 2017 it seems that the manufacturers in the affordable price regions have still not found a  cure against the typical camera disease of smartphones. So the only thing that helps here is: spend more money, if you are attached to high quality value pictures on your smartphone. Better results in low light are provided by only a few smartphones, such as the almost four times more expensive iPhone 7 Plus or the remaining Lumia 950 XL. Good but: The camera shoots very fast (0.12 seconds including autofocus) and also needs only 0.35 seconds to save. That is pretty good values.

What does the dual camera bring in here?

All the more exciting is the second lens which captures only 2 megapixels in images. This suggests long forgotten times from gray and old mobile phone-times, but has only one goal: Camera number two provides a sharpening depth effect, the so-called bokeh.As known from the iPhone 7 Plus, the background blurs, the fix point is skillfully set without great editing effort.To do this, you have to activate the so-called “big aperture” via the aperture symbol at the top of the camera app.Biggest difference to the iPhone 7 Plus: You can change which image plane is sharp and which is to be blurred also later on.That works after some habituation also quite well. If you like to shoot Selfies: Honor has also thought of the mandatory front camera – 8 megapixels provide plenty of sharpness.ompared to the predecessor Honor 5X, the image quality of the self-recording has improved.

Hardware

Important difference to the predecessor: The internal memory amounts to 32 gigabytes (free tu use are 21 gigabytes), additionally expandable with a memory card (microSD). In the test, the Honor 6X also easily swallowed a 200 GB card. The remaining technology gadgets are quickly told: in the front, a 5.5-inch display with full-HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels), which seems even more colorful and brighter than the predecessor 5X. In the laboratory the display reached a strong brightness of 569.8 cd / m². Inside, the Chinese block up the in-house eight-core processor Kirin 655, which together with the 3 gigabytes of memory provides enough air for all everyday tasks and leads quickly to the desired app. Alternatively, the hybrid compartment of a second SIM card provides shelter.

Battery Life

Battery wise a 3.270 mAh battery is used (in the advertisement Honor speaks of 3.340 mAh, which thanks to the ground-breaking screen resolution presents as particularly persevering and more than a long working day with intensive use without problems . A day without recharging is easyly doable even on really heavy usage. LTE is now self-evident in this price class, here the Honor 6X reached 800 and 1800 MHz similar good reception values ​​as the predecessor. On the other hand, it was only satisfactory for UMTS reception. WLAN is also in it, but only in the older n-standard and only on the notoriously overloaded 2.4 GHz frequency. Surprise: The 6X is still loaded with the somewhat old-fashioned micro USB port, although the more modern type C interface is becoming more and more popular (also already on the Honor8).

Software

On the operating system, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, heavily modified with the EMUI interface, comes as a surprise. This is not at all 2017 – I don´t get why the leap on Android 7.0 Nougat for the time being was missed. Huawei had already dared with the Mate 9 already. Honor says to release Nouqat on the 6X is quarter 3 of the year- too late if you ask me.

Price , Availbility

The Honor 6X with 32 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of memory has been available since January 4 in gold, silver and gray at a suggested retail price (RRP) of 249 euros. A version with 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM will follow in the course of the year for the price of 299 Euro (RRP).

Conclusion

WIth the price tag of 249€ you cannot do much wrong here, you get a solid phone with good specs and an OK camera.

Honor 6X

249
Honor 6X
8.4

Value for Money

9/10

    Battery

    10/10

      Display

      8/10

        Camera

        8/10

          Performance

          9/10

            Pros

            • Good Value for Money
            • Great Battery
            • Dual Camera

            Cons

            • only 2,4 Wlan
            • No USB Type C