5G In the UK Market

5G In the UK Market

5G refers to fifth generation mobile networks and is the latest innovation in internet access. It will replace 4G and again like its predecessor revolutionize the way we access the internet on our web enabled devices be it smartphones, PCs and laptops and tablets. So, what is all the buzz about 5G and why is it set to become so popular in the UK? Here we aim to look into these questions as well as other factors that will keep our focus on 5G in the near future. Faster speeds The internet speeds with 5G are expected to be five times faster. While on paper the 4G speeds are up to 1Gbps, what is actually experienced by regular users are speeds averaging 20 Mbps. With up to 20 Gbps, 5G will boast mind blowing connectivity but what will actually be experienced on the ground may be far less. Mobile manufacture Huawei recently partnered with Domoco Networks on a trial run of 5G internet with customers and speeds of up to 3.6Gbps were achieved. That by anyone’s standards is fast. As fast as 5G is expected to be will it then be affected by the same issues as the 4G and 3G networks? The answer to that question is a simple yes. Wi-fi networks interference and tall buildings in high density areas will more than likely be something to contend with. When Is 5G Expected in the UK? It is expected that the 5G will be launched in 2020 in the UK and as was with 4G it may initially be available in major cities such as London and Birmingham...
A look at 5 must have apps for your smartphone

A look at 5 must have apps for your smartphone

What would we do without mobile apps in this time and age? Think about it for a moment. There is virtually an app for everything. Whatever question you ask, there is an instantaneous response in “isn’t there an app for that?” Truth be told, mobile apps have made things easy for us. We no longer have to log into a website to make a purchase or even pay for it. We no longer have to log into Facebook through a website to socialize and interact with friends. We only have to use an app and we are good to go. That said, there are some mobile phone apps that you should never miss in your mobile phone whether you are buying a smartphone for the first time or if you are a regular user of smartphones. Of course, the kind of apps you will have in your phone is dependent on your tastes and preferences, the nature of your work as well as the type of phone you have (think of android and iPhone platforms). That said, what are some of the must have apps on your smartphone? Google drive This app is absolutely free though you might be required to pay for additional storage. It’s a cloud storage app that enables you to safely store your files for future reference and access. The fact that this app basically syncs as well as stores critical information makes it a must have for any individual keen on ensuring they don’t lose their data when their mobile phone gets lost or stolen. Facebook messenger With over 1 billion users, it is...
A look at widely used mobile phone accessories

A look at widely used mobile phone accessories

Can you imagine a world without mobile phone accessories? Of course, this might seem like a silly question considering the fact that mobile phone accessories are part and parcel of life. The fact of the matter is that mobile phone accessories in all honesty are irreplaceable indispensable. There are some accessories we can’t do without while there are those we can survive without. Mobile phone accessories can be grouped into two categories – accessories we can’t do without and those we can do without. In other words, mobile phone accessories we can do without refer to those that our phones can operate smoothly without their use. For instance, a mobile phone cannot operate without a charger or a battery but it can operate efficiently without a headphone. That said, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used mobile phone accessories today. Bluetooth headset While not really an essential accessory, there is no denying that it’s one of the most widely used mobile phone accessories. Bluetooth headset has become a darling of individuals who ordinarily find the use of wire headphones a little bit annoying. The introduction of Bluetooth headphones indeed was a game changer and individuals could now listen to their favourite music on their phones without having to deal with annoying wires from headphones. USB cables Imagine if USB cables were non-existent? How would you transfer files, music or even images from your PC to your phone? USB cables are indispensable in the contemporary society and widely used by phone owners for moving data to and from mobile phones, charging, maintenance, software installation just to...
Why you Should Choose a Sim-only Deal

Why you Should Choose a Sim-only Deal

  Why do people in the UK prefer to go for SIM only deals as opposed to mobile contracts? They have certainly become more and more popular as the years go by. Let’s look at it this way-the main reason you would want to get a mobile phone contract is because you want to upgrade your phone. But truth be told there is really not much difference between the current models in the market and those that were released a year ago. If we were to take an example of the iPhone 7, it is very much similar to the iPhone 6. The two actually look alike and the only major difference is that the iPhone 7 comes with a better camera and wireless only headphones. If these additional features are not enough to make you want to change your mobile phone, then a SIM only deal is your best bet. In previous years a new version of the mobile phone used to look different enough that you could tell which type and model it was from afar. Now the changes are so small that it is often difficult to spot the differences. Sim only deals are provided by all the major networks in the UK. The truth of the matter is that most people will hardly ever push their phone to full capacity. The main tasks that people do with their phones is taking photos, browsing the internet, sending emails and media content and playing games. It is highly likely that a newer version of the phone you are currently using does not differ much in its performance...
AR Tools: The New Frontier in the Smartphone Market

AR Tools: The New Frontier in the Smartphone Market

Think of pointing the smartphone to a building to know its history, estimated value, and offices located in it. Well, that is the reality of smart AR (Augmented Reality) tools. When Apple announced that it would be including the best AR tools in its iPhone 8, the debate on selecting a good phone and what to look has shifted. Well, days of using the processor, RAM, display and camera as the main buying points are long gone. Note that these features are very important.  However, you have to factor the AR tools because they deliver greater value, special experience, and unique attachment. What exactly are AR tools? Augmented Reality tools help to turn the immediate environment into a unique digital interface by simply focusing the phone on the target object. The images are seen in 3D models without the need for trackers. It is the ultimate thing that you can expect from a smartphone; knowing everything from identifying plants in the wild to buildings in the city. In this post, we look at the main AR tools and what to expect. The AR Ruler This is a digital ruler that allows you to get the real measurement of surfaces. The tool uses the camera to get the length and depth of surfaces/objects.  The application is customizable to give the readings in meters, inches, or even millimetres. For example, you only need to focus the camera on the London Eye to know its height. This tool is especially helpful when you are buying items such as wood, metal bars, or carrying engineering works because you can get accurate lengths of...