The Best Of 2018’s Planned Phone Launches

Are you looking to change phones in 2018? The options available now are pretty solid and reliable, but there is always the feeling that something good is coming just around the corner. With the level of competition in the mobile phone industry, the biggest companies are always releasing more improved versions of their models every other year. If you are one of those that would not like to be left behind when the 2018 phones come in, then you are in for a treat.  Here are some of the biggest models that industry giants are planning to roll out in 2018. The Apple iPhone 2018 Nobody knows what it will be called, at least not yet, whether it will be the XS, the iPhone 9 or X Plus. Whatever it will be called, if the hype that surrounded the iPhone X is anything to go by, this is likely to be the one model that will shut down the competition. Rumor has it that the next iPhone model will come in three varieties, with a mini and a plus version. It is unclear whether cheaper models will keep the X design, but there will be improvements on the performance and operating system. One thing is for sure, though. Fans should expect more than one iPhone in September, likely with better battery tech and accessories. Apple found itself playing catch up in the industry when it released the iPhone X. It will not want to do that again with this year’s version. IPhone SE2 The iPhone SE was apple’s small and cheap phone, and still the only one with a...

IOS 11 Latest Updates: What’s New and What to Expect In Future

Rarely does apple ever come out and detail what is contained in their updates, but this time they have. The tech company always reserves such announcements for huge updates, not for the relatively incremental regular updates. This is a trend that has started becoming popular in the past few months, as can be seen in the security patches for the iOS 11.2.5. A few weeks ago, Developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that could reportedly allow people to freeze iPhones with something as small as a text message. The bug, aptly named the text bomb, involves users sending URLs in text messages, and as the phone analyzes it, it would trigger a chain of events that would then lead to the phone crashing. Even though it did not provide details, Apple credited Masri in the security notes after fixing the bug. The iOS 11.3 The 11.2.5 update and security fixes prepares iOS devices for the launch of the Apple HomePod speaker. However, the bigger update is the iOS 11.3, which is set to be unveiled in the spring. The update will particularly deal with battery issues, which have hit the wrong end of the news in recent months. The company has admitted to slowing down of iPhones to prevent the unexpected shutdown due to batteries getting old. The iOS 11.3 update is a response to the backlash that this discovery received, with CEO Tim Cook assuring users that it would disable battery throttling. The iOS update will also show stats like the battery health and provide recommendations on if the battery needs servicing. Other expected...

Top 5 Tricks to Help You Take Perfect Photos with Smartphones

Ask anyone looking for a smartphone today and the first must-have feature he will tell you is likely to be the camera. However, it is surprising to note that many are those who find it very difficult to take great photos. It is not uncommon to get these phrases, “my hands were not stable when I took this photo” or “I wish I could be a photographer.” Therefore, how do you make perfect photos using a smartphone? Get it right on the rules of the thirds This is the bottom line of success in photography. The rule simply requires you to imagine the shot is split into nine rectangular segments with lines running between them. Some of the latest smartphones such as iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, and pixel 2 XL allow users to pull out the grid. The target field should fit well in the grids to provide a perfect balance on all sides. Consider getting a steady support The main reason why your image on the phone appears blurred is that your hands were unstable. You can only get a clear shot when the camera is steady. One of the best ways of making the phone steady is getting steady support such as a tripod. If you cannot carry a tripod, consider placing the hands on a stable section such as table or sunroof. Some smartphones even allow users time the camera and take clear shots without standing behind the camera. For those who travel a lot, it is important to practice holding the phone on hands steadily. Activate the auto-focus for better shots While most phones...

Five Smartphones to Look Forward To In 2018

The smartphone world is evolving rather fast. In 2017 alone, the competition to win a bigger market share saw the evolution from feature-based phones to advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence. From the irresistible Samsung Galaxy S8 to the highly advanced iPhone X, the stage for future mobile phones has been set. Therefore, what should you expect in 2018? Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung was rattled when its top rival, Apple, released the latest iPhone x. Now, Samsung is working on its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus with some of the most advanced features. The new devices will include AI assisted fingerprint scanner to close the gap with iPhone X. The lenses on the new galaxies will be placed horizontally but with enhancements to make them look more appealing than what was in Samsung Galaxy S8 Note. The S9 is expected to have 7nm Snapdragon 845 or 8nm 9810 processor and more than 4GB of RAM. But the design is not anticipated to change much from that of S8 model in the market today. It will be very interesting to see how the new Samsung will counter the latest iPhone 8. Apple’s iPhone (s) When Apple recently released iPhone 8, it demonstrated the zeal to take the iPhone technology to another level. The company is readying to take the innovation to the next level with new variants of iPhone X. It is expected to release three versions of iPhone X in 2018 to make the phone more affordable. One of the iPhone X variants is expected to feature an LCD-TFT display as opposed to the advanced OLED in...

All about no credit check mobile phones

There is a lot of hype surrounding no credit check mobile phones. Sadly, this hype leads to a lot of misinformation surrounding them making it imperative to sieve the lies from the truth and finally, educate the greater public on the real truth about no credit check phones. Reasons to turn to a no credit check plan There are a myriad of legitimate reasons why you could turn to a no credit check plan. The first reason is the most obvious, that you don’t want a credit check. This could be because your credit score cannot take a hit from another credit check luckily your phone plan provider doesn’t care. Another reason could be that you don’t need the accompanying device offered in a normal plan because you are completely comfortable with the device you have. That is, you already have the latest flagship such as iPhone x and only want a plan that offer minutes, texts and data. It could also be that you want a cheaper option. Normal plans are after all substantially more expensive that no credit check mobile phone plans. If you are on a tight budget, degrading to a no credit check plan may assist you in saving big time. Lastly, you may have bad credit and know that you are eligible for a normal plan. How to get a phone without undergoing a credit check There are so many ways you can get a phone without undergoing a credit check. First you can join a no credit check plan. Majority of these plans will offer you a device inclusive plan after a few...

Different Phone Casing Materials Advantages and Disadvantages

With the phone market flooded with all manner of phones, it may be extremely difficult to pinpoint the right phone for you. This situation isn’t made any simpler with the fact that different phones specifications’ are increasingly becoming similar. If you are the sort of person who doesn’t buy into a manufacturer’s branding narrative and therefore like to analyse a phone’s specification in detail; you know that the devil is in the detail. Different phones may look extremely similar on the surface but on a closer examination worlds apart. This proves true for phone casing materials too. Each phone casing material has its pros and cons as you will see below. Plastic Plastic is the most common phone casing material in the market. In fact there was a time when virtually all phones were made of plastic but that is not the case anymore. There are plenty other alternatives in the market. Nevertheless, manufacturers are yet to fully let go of plastic in making mobile devices. Frankly, it is no wonder why plastic has numerous benefits. For starters, it is cheap. This low cost often translates to the overall cost of the device. Thus, most of the devices made of plastic are cheap. Additionally, plastic is very scratch resistant so it hides most of blemishes on it. Its high impact resistance makes it considerably tougher than all other casing materials. Another benefit is compared to other materials it doesn’t suffer from network issues. However, as with all else, plastic has its downsides too. Its biggest problem is associated with its greatest advantage. That plastic is associated with affordability and...
Four Unique Features That Make iPhone X The Best Smartphone Today

Four Unique Features That Make iPhone X The Best Smartphone Today

The smartphone space has been evolving rather fast. Even before people can finish exploring all the features of a new smartphone, a new model will probably have hit the market. For example, Google Pixel 2 was released only a short moment after Apple released the much awaited iPhone 8. Now, if you are shopping for a new smartphone or looking to upgrade, the previous considerations such as bigger RAM and storage capacity are not the things to focus on. Rather, they should be the bottom line. One of the latest smartphones to enter the market is iPhone X from Apple. The phone has asserted the superiority of Apple’s innovativeness in the market today. Many people are pointing that iPhone x marks the entry of the next generation smartphones because of the advanced focus on artificial intelligence. In this post, we bring you five unique features that make this phone great and, therefore, a perfect piece for your upgrade. Sharpest display ever experienced on iPhone iPhone x comes with a very colourful OLED that has over 2 million pixels. This means that the texts will be sharper while video playback will be more impressive. Also, the screen runs from edge-to-edge to provide users a bigger viewing area without increasing the phone dimensions. Whether you are an executive or a student, the display guarantees better experience preparing reports, taking images, watching videos, or using AR tools. Facial recognition iPhone x allows users to register their faces and use it to unlock the phone. No need for passwords and finger scanners anymore. While some earlier models like the Galaxy S8 had introduced...
Four Special Features You Will Only Get In Pixel 2 XL

Four Special Features You Will Only Get In Pixel 2 XL

When Google launched Pixel 2 on 4th October 2017, it became apparent that a new force has entered the market. Its features have rattled even the top smartphones in the UK and other top markets globally. Many people who had planned to buy other top pieces especially Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 are now pausing to take a look at the latest developments from Google, especially on artificial intelligence. Here are five unique features that you can only get in Pixel 2 XL. Unlimited storage for photos and videos Since the onset of smartphones about 10 years ago, every person has become a photographer. From selfies with visitors at work to holiday portraits, people want to capture and immortalize everything using images. But space is always a limiting factor. Now, Google Pixel 2 XL provides a lifetime solution. The phone comes with an unlimited backup of photos and even videos at full resolution. This is great. Even your full resolution videos will be backed up on the cloud for free. This unlimited storage has been cited to be a game changer in the market because more people are now looking at functionalities as opposed to the appearance only. Smart storage If you thought that unlimited storage was all, hold on! Google has been in the smartphone world for long and appreciates the difficulty that people encounter in managing their videos and images. Pixel 2 XL comes with a new feature called Smart Storage that will manage all the videos and photos. With the feature, the phone senses when the storage is running out and automatically backs up some...

All there is to know about the newly released IPhone X

2017 marked the iPhone’s 10 year anniversary. To mark this momentous occasion, Apple went through hell and high water to ensure they blow their customers’ minds away. While everyone was expecting, an iPhone 8 and/or 8 plus, they bombarded us with the suave iPhone X. This phone was hands down the belle of the ball (the apple event) managing to steal the heart of every iPhone fan and without a doubt completely overshadowing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. This does not come as a surprise however, since the phone happens to be both a beauty and a beast in performance. Design To ensure that this anniversary was truly momentous, Apple decided to make some drastic changes to the exterior design of the iPhone. The first move being their bold decision to let go of the iconic home button, a feature which has been synonymous with iPhones since their genesis in 2007. This unforeseeable change is thought to mark the beginning of button-less iPhones. However, despite scrapping the home button, users will still be able to access their homepage using a swipe movement. Display To justify its lack of a home button, Apple dubs the iPhone X as the display. That they had this in mind while creating it is crystal clear at a glance. The phone boasts an impressive 5.8 inch, edge to edge screen making it also the first iPhone without bezels. To further solidify its place as a pioneer, it has a never- before-experienced super Retina HD display with 2436 x 1125 pixels that is expected to produce sharper images to greatly enhance a user’s...
Samsung Galaxy S8 Versus iPhone 8: Why Apple Will Outdo Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S8 Versus iPhone 8: Why Apple Will Outdo Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S8 versus Apple iPhone 8 is the battle of titans. When Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy S8, it was considered epic. From the specially curved display to its super camera, the S8 has what even a top executive would want in an ultra-modern piece. But now, even before the dust settles, Apple’s flagship iPhone 8 is threatening to relegate Galaxy S8 to the second place. Here is a comparison of the two to establish which one will take the lead. iPhone 8 is using the latest iOS 11 The unending debate of Android versus iOS appears to be getting even hotter. However, the most recent iOS 11 that iPhone 8 is running on is awesome. iPhone 8 will come with latest upgrades to the Apple Camera, Maps, and Siri. Besides, it also introduced HEIF (High-Efficiency Image Format) that compresses the size of every image you take. This is a great feature that helps to save a lot of space taken by photos. To make iPhone 8 even more personal, Apple added the famous Apple Pay for users to easily transfer cash by simply tapping on the screen. The features do not simply target aesthetics, but to also enhance practicability. For Samsung Galaxy S8 owners, it appears they might be stuck with Android Naught for longer. Well, this is a little disappointing at a time that Naught has been superseded by Oreo. But it will be months before Android Oreo is ready for S8. The new iPhone processor is faster Apple’s thinktank never sleeps. The company takes its time not just to deliver customer satisfaction, but guiding the technology...