The Epitome of Modern Mobile Design: Anticipating The Samsung Galaxy X

The mobile world is in for a tremendous shakeup as 2017 promises to be a great year for smartphones and other devices. Several key products will be launching this year, giving consumers plenty to look forward to. First on most tech manufacturers’ agenda this year are products built on the emerging popularity of virtual reality (VR) products. Apple is set to come out with a completely revamped iPhone in the 4th quarter of the year. The new product line will feature all-glass builds and AMOLED displays, and will most likely compete closely against the highly anticipated Samsung flagship, the Galaxy X. The Samsung Galaxy X is a definite game changer, and while Apple and VR technology stand to gain a huge share of the consumer market, Samsung is essentially assured of its own niche thanks to the Galaxy X’s revolutionary features. Design and Display The Samsung Galaxy X is rumoured to have what is in all likelihood the product’s most talked about feature: a flexible folding Super AMOLED display. This one feature sets the Galaxy X apart from other smartphones because it brings back the old folding clamshell phone design, this time with a modern touch. As far as screen resolution goes, no official specifications have been released but earlier prototype demos have shown that Samsung’s flexible folding Super AMOLED displays run at full 1080p HD. There are also talks of the Galaxy X featuring a 4K display. If true, the Galaxy X won’t be the first smartphone to feature a 4K display, but it will definitely be one of the coolest looking flagship products on the market. Other...
A look at the common myths about mobile phones

A look at the common myths about mobile phones

The unfortunate thing about myths is that majority of people tend to take them as gospel truth. So common are the myths that people have difficulty accepting the truth. That notwithstanding, there is no denying that the internet has since its advent become the perfect place for certain individuals to spread lies. Unfortunately these lies are taken as gospel truth by various individuals who simply are too lazy to learn the truth or simply do not take measures to verify how true information being peddled on the internet is. It is for this reason that today we are going to take a look at some of the common myths regarding mobile phones. Mobile phone contracts are fixed term contracts Granted, a good number of people apply for mobile phone contracts in the belief that they are fixed term contracts. While this is always the major selling point of many mobile phone contract providers, the reality of the matter is that this is not always the case. In certain cases, the devil is always in the details. We’ve also seen instances where various mobile phone contract providers increase prices to the existing customers on the pretext of inflation or as a result of any other factor which by all means might be a surprise to a customer who had a fixed budget. It is therefore important that you carefully read the fine print prior to appending your signature on the dotted line of a phone contract. Phone unlocking is illegal You might feel as if unlocking your phone for the purposes of using it on another network is illegal but...

Ensuring your smartphone battery lasts!

As a smartphone owner, you no doubt know the feeling. You may have charged your phone overnight and have 100% power at the start of the day but come late afternoon and your phone battery is down to its last bit of power. Although batteries have certainly improved, they hardly last a day. This is because we are constantly busy with our phones, checking emails, surfing the web, checking out social media, using apps and playing games. No wonder the batteries don’t last! In this blog, we are going to look at a few tips and tricks that could help your battery last a bit longer. Keep your charger close Before you start practicing battery saving tips, it’s always useful to have a charger with you. Why not buy a second one and keep it in your bag. That way, if your phone needs a quick charge all you need to do is find a plug point. The great thing about modern smartphones is that most of them charge relatively quickly, so even if you plug it in for 10 minutes, you can easily add 20 to 30 percent battery power. If finding a plug point is a problem, consider a mobile power bank. These can give your battery a boost without the need to ask someone if you can use their power. A cool battery lasts longer High temperatures are a real danger to your smartphone battery. Why? Well, if your battery is left in the sun, or placed on a hot surface, it will heat up significantly. This just reduces the life span of the battery significantly....

Top Reasons to Make the Switch to a Mobile Contract

If you’re planning to buy a new phone and are in a dilemma of whether to get one under contract or not, then this post is for you! Read on to find out the advantages of a phone contract over pay as you go and see for yourself if it’s worth it. No Top Ups Definitely one of the best advantages with a contract is that you can keep on using your carrier’s services without having to top up your credits. Oftentimes it’s a bit frustrating when you need to make that emergency call and suddenly you realized that you don’t have any credits left. Subsidised Handset Costs It’s true that when you get a contract, the actual month to month costs will always be expensive over the long haul as compared to purchasing the phone upfront. However, many of us do not have the cash to buy the phone that we want in the first place, which is why getting a mobile contract is always an attractive option, particularly if you’re eyeing the newest smartphone in the market. Better Customer Service In many cases, mobile contract clients typically get better services than non-contract clients. Although this doesn’t always hold true, it makes sense because phone contract clients are committing at least two years to the provider, and these providers will naturally do their best to keep their customers happy so that they will want to renew once the contract has ender. Network Priority Although it doesn’t come often, there are times when the networks become highly congested. In those cases, the providers will most likely favour those who...
Four Things to Do When Looking For a No Credit Check Mobile Phone

Four Things to Do When Looking For a No Credit Check Mobile Phone

Getting a phone contract is the latest and, perhaps best way to buy top mobile phones in the UK today. Instead of paying hundreds of pounds at once for the latest shiny, super-slim, and top of the range smartphone, the phone companies allow a small monthly charge for up to 1 or 2 years. It is easy, fast, reliable, and highly convenient especially to those who find it hard to consolidate hundreds of pounds to buy top smartphones of choice. However, if you have bad credit, the chances are that mobile phone companies will not enter into a contract because you are a risky party. However, this should not blur your focus to get the latest smartphone and enjoy every moment. The focus should be lowering the risk that a mobile company will take on you if it enters into a contract with you. The following are five must do things when looking for a no credit check mobile phone. Confirm and correct your credit score with relevant bureau This should be the first thing every moment you want to deal with a company, institution, or organization that checks on credit score to offer services. Credit reference agencies rely on third party data providers who can at times be late, have omissions, or fail to submit some info altogether. By getting your credit report, it is easy to pinpoint any issue and have it corrected to reflect the correct status. The score might rise with several points that are enough to get you the phone contract of choice. Compare deals available on different mobile phones and companies When you...
How Much Money Should You Save for Emergencies

How Much Money Should You Save for Emergencies

You’ve heard financial experts say it again and again. Building an emergency fund is the starting point of financial freedom. In fact, emergency funds should no longer be an option but a necessity every consumer should strive to have. What is an emergency fund? An emergency fund, as the name suggests, serves like a cash reserve you’ve set aside for unexpected expenses and emergencies. Especially in today’s volatile financial market, you cannot take chances anymore when it comes to your finances. What if you lose your job? What happens if you have a medical emergency that your insurance does not cover? How about if your car unexpectedly broke and you have no cash for repair? These are unexpected circumstances you do not wish to happen but still needs to prepare for any way just in case. An emergency fund is exactly the type of fund that can cover these bases for you. How much do you need? To know how much emergency fund you’ll need to save up for, the first thing to do is figure out how much you spend each month. This should include all expenses such as utility bills, food, rent if applicable, clothing, transportation and etc. As a rule of thumb, experts recommend that consumers aim to save up three months’ worth of your monthly expenses. Three months should be ample time for you to get back on your feet again after an unexpected financial situation. How to start saving for your emergency fund? Now that you know how much you need for your emergency fund to be enough, the next step is to devise...
Quick Facts about Your Credit Score

Quick Facts about Your Credit Score

Whether you’re planning to take out a personal loan or apply for a phone contract in the future, you need to understand that your credit score plays an important role with your approval. Put simply, your credit score is a quick indicator creditors and providers use to determine your credit worthiness. A bad credit score obviously means bad news. You’ll generally have a harder time getting approved for any financial product when you have one considering that you’ve been tagged as a high risk borrower. At this point, you might want to do something about your bad score but before you go on and try to improve it, here are some things you need to know: What is a credit score? A credit score is comprised of a three-digit number which generally falls between 300 and 850. These scores are labeled into five things starting from poor to fair, good, very good then excellent. When providers run credit checks, the check your score and consider it as a major factor when providing approval or disapproval for your application. How is it calculated? There are different credit report agencies that calculate your credit score. Calculations are based on your credit report which you can double check for free at Experian. When formulating your credit score, there are several factors that are taken into account which may include your payment history, amount of debt owed, new credit accounts and so on. All of these factors are assigned a numerical value and calculations are then based on how much they affect your credit worthiness. Payment history, for example, plays a huge role...
Tips to Choosing the Best Smartphone

Tips to Choosing the Best Smartphone

Whether you’re buying your cellphone with cash or applying for a phone contract to subsidize its cost, you need to make sure you know how to pick the right phone for your needs and budget. When it comes to choosing the right smartphone, it’s not just about what’s popular at the moment. There are key considerations to take into account especially if you want to make your investment count in the long run. To help you along, here are things you can do: Set Your Budget Before you start shopping around, it is imperative to set your budget not only for the handset you have in mind but also for the phone bundle you’ll need. Prepare to shell out money if you’re after the latest handsets available in the market today especially if you’re paying for it upfront. If you’re going to get the smartphone via a phone contract, make sure you know how much fixed monthly fee you can afford. While setting your budget, you’d also want to assess how you will use your phone. Is it mainly for calling, texting or browsing the web? Depending on what you need, you’ll need to find a phone contract deal that offers the right handset and the right phone bundle to suit your needs to a tee. Choose Your Carrier Once you’ve set the budget, the next step is to choose your carrier. This is very important since no high end handset will matter much unless you have excellent coverage for your phone services. When comparing providers, other than coverage, you need to consider key factors such as handset selection,...
How to Make the Most of Credit Rewards

How to Make the Most of Credit Rewards

As a way to hook consumers, majority of credit card providers offer cash rewards in exchange for your loyalty. If you’re especially a frequent credit user might as well make the most of your rewards, right? Whether you want to earn enough airline miles so you can travel for free or you want those cash backs, below are things you can do to maximize what your credit card can offer in terms of rewards. But first things first, before you can avail of the rewards, you’ll need to first understand what type of reward you want so you can look for the right type of card. Remember that different types of credit cards offer different types of rewards. Also important is to consider other key factors such as interest rates, APR, credit limit and annual fee among others things when looking for a card to apply for. If you’re ready to maximize your rewards, here are three types of credit card types and rewards you need to know about: Travel Rewards Credit Cards If you want to take that domestic flight for free, you’d be wiser to opt for credit cards that offer a generous sign up bonus miles. Some credit card providers, for instance, offer up to 50,000 miles in bonus when you sign up which you can either save up for later or convert into a free airplane fare. When you hit the spending requirement for the first 3 months, you may also earn more miles. Later on, you can earn set miles per sterling pound you spend using the card. Travel rewards cards, however, is not...
8 Financial Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost

8 Financial Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost

No one is safe from making financial mistakes. Everyone, yes even financial experts, make them at one point or another. Some mistakes are not so detrimental you can use them as learning experiences. Other mistakes come with consequences that you are better off learning from others rather than experiencing them yourself. Below are some of the common and foolish mistakes people commit when it comes to their finances, which you’d want to keep away from. Prioritizing old debt first When you’re making effort to pay debt, it should be a good idea, right? Not all the time apparently. According to experts, if you’re focusing on paying old debt first and disregarding debts you’ve missed a few months back, you may be doing it wrong. Rather than keep up with debts from years ago, it might be best to change your debt payment strategies for several reasons. The most important of which is that your old debt may be old enough that your creditor cannot sue anymore. Paying that old debt at this point will just restart the statute of limitations. Spending money you don’t have This has been said over and over again but people keep doing it anyway. If you want financial success, you need to stop spending money you don’t have. To be even more specific, stop buying things you don’t need with money you don’t have. In other words, use your credit card wisely. If you don’t want to join the alarming number of people who drown in credit card debt, you need to be more careful with your spending. Match it with what you can...