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...
The Benefits of 4G LTE

The Benefits of 4G LTE

Considering how far mobile phones have come, it’s now clear that the rate of evolution in the technological advancement of phones has been nothing short of remarkable. 10 or so years ago, it would have been considered a marvel for a phone to have a camera. That’s all changed. Other than just the camera modern phones come with a host of other capabilities and applications such as video recording as well as accessing the internet, sending media and emails. The options to consider are in plenty. The internet is one thing that has come to be associated with modern smart phones. Customers will often select the brand or model that can access the internet faster than others and because of that one of the things that needs to be taken into account is whether or not you need 4G LTE. So what exactly is 4G LTE? You may have heard this term being thrown around lately but have no clue what it refers to. It stands for 4th generation long term evolution. Mobile devices that are 4G enabled are able to send and receive data at extremely high speeds up to 100 mbps. As far as smartphone technology goes, 4G LTE is the best. What are the Pros? The first and most obvious benefit of 4G networks is the faster speeds brought about by the increased bandwidth. Users are able to access the internet are great speeds and stream music and videos without worrying about buffering. Video calls are also clear and uninterrupted and teleconferencing is made efficient. Certain networks such as wifi pose a security threat as they...
Six Most Effective Tricks to Help You Avoid Roaming Charges

Six Most Effective Tricks to Help You Avoid Roaming Charges

When people acquire smartphones, the next step is controlling the cost of data, calls, and texts. However, few think about roaming charges that can make your phone use costs to go high with a great margin. In this post, we look at 5 most effective tricks that can help you cut on roaming charges. Data roaming means that an overseas network has detected your network and expensive rates start ticking immediately. Even when a person is extra careful, the roaming charges may still be pushed down the throat after picking voice calls. When compared to the local charges, the roaming charges on your phone are the most expensive. It is estimated that over 90% of the people who take their phones during the holiday are unaware of the additional charges. While the EU has capped the roaming charges that mobile operators can impose on member clients, Britain’s decision to separate from the giant union has sparked numerous fears of higher data roaming charges. Therefore, how can you keep the cost of data roaming services low? Find out about the data roaming fees even when not traveling abroad For people not leaving the UK, the general assumption is that there are no roaming charges. However, the roaming charges might still be imposed on you when moving to an area that your phone provider does not have a network. Besides, some facilities that operate within the UK such as cruise ships might have their own charges for data and voice calls. It is prudent to find out about the roaming charges even when at home.   Contact your cell phone provider...

Samsung S8 Details That Make It Irresistible

When Samsung announced that it will release the Samsung Galaxy S8 in March 2017, the market was thrown into a frenzy. For the first quarter of 2016, Samsung sold 13.3 million units of Galaxy S7 Edge and commanded a whopping 2.3% share of all Android phones. However, the release of iPhone 7 brought a new twist into the market which made Samsung go back to the drawing board. Now, the flagship Samsung S8 is ready for release and the market cannot wait for this priceless piece. Here is a complete review of what to expect and why you need to buy it after release.   The Galaxy S8 Display The mysterious outlook of the Galaxy S7 Edge has been improved to include the dual-curved edges and deliver a super wide 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The curvy appearance on S8 will redefine what really makes a smartphone because it has removed the Home Button. Instead, it has adopted the slimmer bezels located above and below the tall display. Just like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the new S8 will be available in two sizes, the S8 (5.8-inch display) and S8 Plus (6.2-inch display). Both S8 and S8 Plus will come with the best Quad HD resolution for great viewership. This will make the new smartphone among the best for watching videos.     The smartphone design When Samsung released the previous S6 and S7 models, it stuck to the attractive glass and metal designs. While these designs have been very effective by creating a special attachment to users, some refinements have been introduced. The shot that users can scroll through...

Nokia 3310 – A look at key features you wish your standard smartphone had!

The unthinkable finally happened and what was a couple of years ago a pipe dream became a reality. The second coming that was once a figment of our imagination is no longer nigh. Don’t get me wrong here. If you are a Christian, I am not alluding to the second coming of Christ but rather the return of the iconic Nokia 3310! Long before iPhones bust into the scene, Nokia 3310 was king and the phone everyone was angling to own. The return of the iconic Nokia 3310 is sentimental so to speak and has awakened memories of a time when this particular device made our lives a living bliss. Indeed, Nokia 3310 defined an era and set the path to the release of some of the most magnificent smartphones we have today. The best-selling phone of its era, those who owned Nokia 3310 at the crack of the millennium have nothing less than sweet and nostalgic memories of this device. Fast forward to 2017 and a revamped, more stylish and feature rich new Nokia 3310 has been released to the excitement of its lover. Perhaps, you are wondering why the release of the new and revamped Nokia 3310 is all the buzz. Well, if you didn’t own it back in the day, you might not be able to fully comprehend why it was a darling to so many people. I am not about to go down the memory lane. On the contrary, I am here to tell you why some of the key features of this magnificent phone will put your current smartphone to shame. In other words,...