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Friday, 22 September 2017

iPhone 7 to iPhone 8. Is it worth to upgrade?

Is it worth to upgrade to Apple's iPhone 8 or stick back to the iPhone 7? Here's some vision towards it!

The iPhone 8 was unveiled in Apple's keynote event at the new Steve Jobs theatre, California on September 12th. The iPhone 8 hasn't changed much from the previous iPhone. The iPhone 8 doesn't seem to be a revolution like the new iPhone X. So let's get into some depth about this topic and see whether it's worth to upgrade to iPhone 8 from iPhone 7.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8:

Price

The price is always the first point people talk about when it comes to Apple products. The iPhone 7 has a price drop, and it now starts at $549 for the 32GB model and is $650 for the 128GB model. 

On the contrary, iPhone 8 isn't cheap as it starts at 700$ for the 64GB model and it goes up to 849$ for the 256GB model.

Display


The 4.7in IPS display has got a slight change. The iPhone 8 has 3D Touch and a wide colour gamut and it also sports a True Tone display.

Design and connectivity


When the iPhone 7 was out, it was a bit disappointed to be honest as it seemed to be almost like the iPhone 6s and one more minus is a headphone jack. 

While coming to the iPhone 8, one major change is the all-glass back. Apple says, it's the "most durable glass ever in an iPhone". The all-glass back gives a new look and it is assumed to be a stronger phone. Let's hope it won't be like the Jet Black variants of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as they are scratch and fingerprint magnets.

The iPhone 8 is 7.3mm thick which is thicker when compared with the iPhone 7's 7.1mm and both the phones are IP67 water and dust-resistant. They support Apple Pay and the iPhone 8 has got Bluetooth 5 while the iPhone 7's got Bluetooth 4.2.

Camera


Other than the quad-LED True Tone flash  which now has the slow sync which is useful for low light images, nothing is new in the iPhone 8 as it sports a single 12mp f/1.8 camera, with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and 5x digital zoom which is the same in iPhone 7. It also sports a 7 megapixel f/2.2 front camera with Retina flash like the iPhone 7.

Video recording has a slight improvement as the iPhone 8 has the capability to capture 4K at 60fps while the iPhone 7 can capture at 30fps.
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Performance


The iPhone 8 sports a new A11 Bionic and has got a 64bit six-core processor which is expected to deliver 30% power efficiency and 50% performance when compared to the A10 chip used in iPhone 7.

Apple claims that the iPhone 8 provides a battery life of extra 2 hours and it has the ability to charge from 0-50% in 30 minutes which we've seen on Android phones previously.

Colours

The iPhone 7 comes in five different colours: Jet Black, Matte Black, Gold, Silver and Rose Gold.

One the contrary, iPhone 8 comes in three colours: Silver, Space Grey and Gold (a new colour with a softer Rose Gold-tone).

iOS

iPhone 8 comes with iOS 11 out the box and the iPhone 7 can be upgraded to the same.

Our Verdict

We believe that the iPhone 8 is going to have a tough time in the market. The only new things are faster processor, wireless charging and a True Tone Retina HD display. As the price difference is around $150 it is up to you to decide whether it's a must buy or not.

If you have an iPhone 7 already then it is not really necessary to upgrade to iPhone 8 and rather you can opt for the iPhone X if you wouldn't mind spending a huge amount on your smartphone and if you want a new iPhone, and you're not ready to spend a huge amount on the new iPhone X, you can buy the iPhone 7 and enjoy the same features like the iPhone 8.
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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Nokia 8 to launch next week!

Nokia 8 to launch next week!

Nokia 8 Android

A message from Team Review Kopcha: Before we move on to the article, Apologies to our readers for not being able to be active since a long time. We are back now and keeping our best efforts to get you exciting tech news and many more! Stay tuned!  

As we have seen, the Nokia 8 Android flagship smartphone was unveiled last month and it is set to launch in India next week. HMD has sent invites for the Delhi launch event on September 26. 

Nokia 8 Android

The invite gives a hint that the Nokia 8 will feature the "bothies" to capture video from the front and rear camera simultaneously which seems something crazy and new!

This flagship smartphone from Nokia appears to give a healthy competition to other flagship phones like of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Apple iPhone 8. It is expected to go on sale in October, according to what was shared by a representative of HMD Global at the time of the Nokia 8's launch. The price of this flagship phone is assumed to be Rs. 45,000 approximately.

Nokia 8 Android

Nokia is back again with Carl Zeiss and it's biggest highlight seems to be its dual rear cameras. It sports two 13-megapixel cameras with RGB and monochrome sensors. They marketed the "bothies" feature heavily which allows the Nokia 8 to capture photos and videos from both the front and rear camera simultaneously.


When we come to other specifications of the Nokia 8, it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC bundled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage and has a microSD card slot which is expandable upto 256GB. They are also likely to launch the smartphone in a hybrid dual SIM model. It sports a 5.3-inch 2K LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5. It holds a 3090mAh battery and features a USB 3.1 with type-C connectivity.


Nokia 8 Android


The Nokia 8 is built out of 6000-series aluminium and has a unibody design. It is launched in different colours like: glossy Polished Copper and Polished Blue colours & matte Tempered Blue and Steel finishes. The smartphone is also IP54 rated, that means it is splash-proof.



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Friday, 8 July 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 renders leaked!

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 renders leaked!

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Two weeks back we have got to know the name of the flagship Note device from Samsung and it has been confirmed that it will Samsung Galaxy Note 7 not Note 6 and this was confirmed by leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks) on twitter because last year Samsung has come up with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and this was taken into the Note series lineup by Samsung or may be another possible reason is that Samsung has just come up with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to match the line up which may be possible. Earlier this week Evan Blass has posted the images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and he has leaked some specifications of the device.


Design

The tweet by Evan Blass shows us that there will be three colour variants of the device and as usual Samsung has named them as Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral. The Images also show us that the device will be having a S-pen and we see the Galaxy Note 7 below the logo of Samsung and above the Samsung logo there is Rear Camera.
Having a look at the image, the display looks like a curved display, which we have already seen on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, S6 Edge and as usual we are going to see capacitive buttons and a fingerprint sensor and on the top a speaker, camera and we have got a proximity sensor.

Specifications

These are also the possible rumored specifications about the device and there may be an iris scanner on the device and these specifications are leaked by Evan Blass:
·         5.7-inch QHD SAMOLED
·         Internal storage of 64 GB
·         There may be a possibility of MicroSD card slot
·         12 Mega-pixel Rear Camera
·         5 Mega-pixel Front Camera
·         4,000 mAh Battery
·         6 GB RAM
·         More powerful Exynos 8 processor or Snapdragon 823 Processor


- Devvkanth Musunoru


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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

One Plus 3. The Flagship Killer?

OnePlus 3
The One Plus have made their name from their previous phones the One Plus 1 and the One Plus 2 and both were very well known for their impressive specs for a very reasonable price. Big specs and low price, that’s what one plus does the best. This year they are back with their new flagship device the One Plus 3. Will this phone also be called as the flagship killer like its predecessors? Lets find out.

Design

The phone looks  very simple. It’s has a unibody metal design with the fingerprint scanner on the front, USB C port on the bottom and the button placement is same like its predecessors. The only difference is the camera. The size of the optics has been increased and also the phone is much thinner now which eventually makes the camera hump pop out. This may not be an issue for many users but there would have been no problem if they would have retained the dimensions of the phone which could accommodate a larger battery. One Plus has also introduced a case with the sandstone texture on it just incase if the users miss the sandstone texture like that on the One Plus 1 or the One Plus 2.

Display

The One Plus 3 has a 5.5 inch optic Amoled display with a resolution of 1080x1920 (401 ppi). The screen is made of corning gorilla glass 4 and can withstand heavy drops. One Plus are still stuck to the 1080p panel to keep the price tag of the phone low. Though it a 1080p panel, the display looks very vibrant because of its Amoled screen. The colors are not over saturated and look warm in bright light.

Internals & Memory

It comes with the snapdragon 820 chipset and adreno 530 GPU. It is boosted with a whopping 6 GB ram which makes the phone very fast. The high end internals makes the phone one of the fastest on the market. Playing a heavy loaded game, multitasking, taking multiple images, etc can be done with no issues. The phone comes with 64 GB of internal memory and is not expandable. The phone comes with Oxygen OS 3.0 based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Camera

The One Plus 3 has a 16 MP Sony sensor on the back and a 8 MP shooter on the front. There are no special features or something on this phone but just normal solid choices like OIS, fast Auto-focus, face detection, exposure, etc. The camera app is decently fast and can easily take a bunch of snaps with ease. The images are fairly well balanced and look really good. The camera with the design of this phone looks really simple. If One Plus would have added laser auto focus to the camera, the phone would somewhat look more premium.

Battery

It has a 3000mAh battery and for a 1080p phone this would be adequate. The battery life is pretty decent. The phone can easily last a whole day with 4-5 hours of screen on time. The One Plus now have introduced something called as Dash charging which is basically fast charging as they provide a 4 Amp charger which can boost up the charging in very less time.

Our Verdict

The One Plus 3 will undoubtedly be the best budget phone of this year. It has a fast performance, premium built, good camera and good battery life which is essential for a smartphone to be good. High end specs with low price tag makes this a really good deal.

- Shashank Gampa         





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Friday, 3 June 2016

One Plus 3. What's new?

One Plus made their entry in 2014 with the One Plus 1 which was one of the best phone in that year. Then they came with the One Plus 2 in 2015 again being one of the best that year. They also came up with the One Plus X which was one of the best budget phone last year. And this year which was one of the best year for the smartphones, do you think their new flagship would be one among the best?

There have been a lot of rumours about the new One Plus flagship smartphone. The one thing that is confirmed is that the One Plus 3 would be acquiring a complete metal body ditching the sandstone back like that on the One plus 1 or One plus 2. One Plus just like their previous smartphones will stick to the 1080p super Amoled screen for their flagship device this year. There are a lot of phones with 2K resolution and the One Plus are still stuck with the 1080p panel, why so? The reason for this would be to keep the price tag low just like they’ve been doing it since the last two years. But the new One Plus 3 would be boosted with a whopping 6 GB ram which is absolutely amazing. The battery capacity would also escalate to 3500 mAh. A huge battery with 1080p screen is perfect to have a long lasting battery life. They will surely stick to the snapdragon 820 without any question. The One plus 3 would come with Oxygen OS 3.0 based on the android 6.0 marshmallow. One more thing is that the NFC would be making a come back which most of the people missed in the One Plus 2. The rest of the things like fingerprint scanner, camera, etc would be placed in the same position with many improvements. The exact price of the phone is still not known but it will surely be under 30000 INR.


The One Plus smartphones have been called as the flagship killers having heavy specs with a very low price tag. Will the new One Plus device hang around with the rest of the top phones? What do u guys think?

One plus 3 rumours

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

iPhone 7 Rumours

iPhone 7 Rumours

iPhone 7 Rumours

From the past 2 months a lot of rumours have been heard about the new iPhone 7. None of the rumours are confirmed but one thing is sure that there’s going to be a very big change in the design of the new iPhone. In all of these rumours there are few of them which might turn out to be true. Will these changes lead Apple towards success or not? Lets find out.

3 Models in iPhone 7

This is the most heard rumour of all. They suggest that Apple will be releasing 3 different models of their new flagship device this year. They are rumoured to be iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus and the iPhone 7 pro. The iPhone 7 would be the normal standard iPhone. The iPhone 7 plus just like the other ‘PLUS’ devices of Apple would have the same specs of its standard version expect for a bigger screen with better resolution. The iPhone 7 Pro would be the most advanced of all the three. It would have the specs of its standard version but there would be a lot many add ons to it.

Dual Camera

The rumours suggest that the ‘PRO’ version of the IPhone would have a dual camera set up. One would have the normal lens and the other one would have a wide angle lens for a wide view of the image. Nothing still has been mentioned about the sensor or the megapixel count on the IPhone 7 but Apple have always been successful when it comes to making good cameras.

No Headphone Jack

There are a lot of leaked images of the new iPhone 7 and many cases have been manufactured which are rumoured to be the cases of iPhone 7 and its variants. In all of these things there was one thing common which was the absence of the headphone jack. The rumours suggest that Apple would be manufacturing Bluetooth ear-pods which will be provided with the iPhone 7 and its variants. There’s one more rumour that says that the ear-pods which are provided with the new flagship would be plugged inside the lightning port in absence of the headphone jack.

iPhone 7 Rumours

No Antenna Bands and Water resistant

So far, rumours indicate that the next iPhone will be water resistant, feature liquid metal, and eliminate antenna lines. There are also rumours that it could sport a smart connector, though that’s in contention.


Screen & RAM

Apple have always opted for the LCD panel for their smartphones. But rumours say that Apple may go for a OLED screen for their new flagship device. It is also said that the iPhone 7 and its variants would be powered with a 3 GB ram instead of the 2 GB one.
These 5 were the most heard rumours till now. What do you guys think about the new iPhone. Will this iPhone be among the best like all its predecessors in their respective years? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below.

- Shashank Gampa
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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Android with 6GB RAM! - The ZTE Axon 7

ZTE Axon 7

ZTE Axon 7
Most of the people in the world may not know about the ZTE smartphones. Just like One Plus they too are Chinese manufacturers. Recently they came up with their new flagship device the ZTE Axon 7. This phone comes with all the high end specs what you expect to be in a smartphone presently. With the price tag being less than the other mobile giants like Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC, etc , do you think this smartphone would withstand in the competition? Lets find out.

Design

The AXON 7 looks very sassy though it retains the design of its previous smartphones but with few add ons. It has a metal unibody built with dual front facing speakers and a fingerprint scanner is added on the back. The volume rocker and the power button lie on the right side, and a USB Type C port and headphone jack placed at the bottom and top of the phone respectively. Something that has not retained is the dedicated camera button which is found on the previous ZTE smartphones.

Display

The ZTE Axon 7 has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440x2560 (538 ppi). This is a Samsung-made AMOLED display, and you get everything you’d expect from an amoledscreen. The screen is made of corning gorilla glass 4 and can survive few heavy drops with ease. The display looks very bright with vibrant and saturated colours and very good viewing angles. The user would have absolutely no problem with the display and would have a great experience with it.

Internals & Memory

It comes with the snapdragon 820 chipset and adreno 530 GPU. It comes in two variants. The 64 GB version comes with 4GB ram and the 128 GB version comes with 6GB ram. A 6GB ram for a smartphone is truly amazing. The performance of the AXON 7 is very smooth and no stutters can be found. Multitasking can be done with ease with no lag at all.  Overall the performance on this phone is very fast. It also has a micro SD card slot for expandable storage upto 128 GB.

Camera

The rear camera of AXON 7 comes with a 20 MP shooter and f/1.8 aperture, phase detection auto-focus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and the front camera comes with a 8 MP shooter. The pictures look very beautiful with bright colours. The pics are sharp and not over saturated. It may not match the image quality of that of Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5 but you will surely have a great experience with the camera on this phone.

Battery

The battery life on this phone is one of he best. It is a non removable Li-Ion 3140 mAh battery. The battery can easily last for a whole day with 5 – 6 hours of screen on time. It supports fast charging and can get upto 50% in 30 mins of charging.  

Our Verdict

This phone comes with the price tag between 30,000 – 40,000 INR and has the specs of that of a high end smartphone. People who have a limited budget and want a smartphone with high end specs, this phone is surely for them. 

- Shashank Gampa
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