Reasons you should not dump your old flagship for the newest one

Reasons you should not dump your old flagship for the newest one

With every passing year, tech giants gift the market with a new and improved phone. Their best work ever, it is quickly dubbed, a fact of course. In each phone release debut, phone manufacturers strive to include the best features in the market into their phones. It also serves as a momentous occasion for them to showcase their innovation prowess. It is easy to get sucked into this endless upgrade cycle where you are upgrading because of them not because of you. You are not a robot but fully comprehending human being who is able to recognize value additions. This is why you should carefully think before dumping your old flagship for a new brighter one. Minimal Performance leaps The dedication that phone companies have in improving their creations is simply remarkable. They always have a new creation determined to amaze. However, with each passing year, it is becoming clear that the actual technological progress is declining. The companies claim to have made more headway with speed but the difference in speed between the old and the new is so minimal, it is hardly evident to a normal user. While there are a few notable differences like bigger screen size or introduction of a dual camera, also newer devices tend to be hands down more beautiful, there is barely any difference to  the heart of the phone, the software.   The introduction of fingerprint sensor to the phone is definitely something to look forward to but is it really worth the cost? These are the type of questions you should pose, when confronted with a phone that is exactly...
What’s so appealing about dumb phones?

What’s so appealing about dumb phones?

Nokia just did the unthinkable. In 2017 basically the year of the smartphone, they resuscitated the Nokia 3310, a feature phone. They attributed this unexpected decision to the popularity of the phone which they claimed lived on despite the ubiquity of smartphones. Borrowing from Nokia’s assertions, there seems to be a section of the population that has refused to bow into the smartphone pressure. There must be a reason behind this. What allure do dumb phones have? Why are some people uneager to use smartphones? Revived Excitement With all the advances we have made in technology, it is funny to think that a mere decade ago, none of them seemed possible. As strange as it may sound, a touch screen phone was considered a work of fiction. What is considered normal today, was just yesterday but a dream. There is some beauty in that, of course, it shows that the sky is the limit for technology and the impossible can become possible. It is simply awesome what we have been able to achieve and no one can deny that. However, because of the fast rate we are advancing, we are no longer impressed by the fact that we are advancing. That is to say advancing has become such a norm to us that it doesn’t excite us anymore. Even as tech companies endeavor to outdo their past year’s flagship’s features, they realize that with each release there is an increase in buyer apathy. Our world is changing, and we are residing in the back seat, not caring about it. Sad but true. Through using a dumb phone, you can...

The future of mobile phones

To the mobile phone enthusiasts and influencers, mobile phones no longer present the wow factor. They are no longer the new but rapid technological improvements at supersonic speed have indeed made mobile phones in 2017 to be the new normal. To put it simply, we have, in the past few years, seen enormous changes in features, designs, functionality and performance to levels that were only a mere dream in the recent past. The question is, have we seen it all? Can we now say without any fear of contradiction that the mobile phone has now come of age? Well, no doubt, the mobile phone has come of age. But to say that we have seen it all is a little bit farfetched. Innovative technologies and strong competition among manufacturers will surely have us enjoying the best of mobile phones we are yet to experience. That said, what is the future of mobile phones? No doubt, new technologies have made VR, Augmented reality, Artificial intelligence and mixed reality just to mention but a few a way of life for millions of mobile phone users across the globe. With this fast paced developments and the insatiable need for mobile phone users to own the latest smartphone with the best specifications, influencers in the mobile phone industry have been over themselves predicting the future of mobile phones. Internet of mobile things Tamara McCleary, well known in the tech space as a tech influencer extraordinaire, strongly alludes to the fact that the year 2018 moving forward will see a paradigm shift in how our mobile phones make use of internet of things to...
Ways to protect your mobile phone in the cold winter

Ways to protect your mobile phone in the cold winter

Many people don’t know this, but the phone really doesn’t like the cold. It can lose up to 20 percent of its battery life and that gets worse when temperatures drop to zero. The chemical reactions within the battery are hindered and the battery life is cut in half at zero degrees. The internal components of the phone also become more brittle and fragile in the cold so dropping the device could have even worse repercussions. That’s why you need to be wary of your phone whenever the temperatures start dropping considerably. Go for thermal protection covers Just as we wrap ourselves in 5-layer coats and heavy duty gloves and boots during the winter, so should you properly dress your phone. There are a number of phone cases and covers that offer thermal protection including the Salt case covers. There are also heavy-duty covers that are waterproof and eve protect against drops whenever you’re out enjoying the winter sports. Keep the phone close to you When out in the snow or cold temperatures, try and keep your phone in your pockets as opposed to a backpack or handbag. Your body temperature would prevent the phone from reaching an all-time low hence protecting it from the dangers of freezing. Try as much as possible to avoid using it in open environs. Use an earpiece whenever you need to take a call to prevent exposing the phone to cold temperatures. Don’t switch it back on immediately As mentioned, exposure to very cold conditions may cause the battery to drain and shut the phone down. Don’t panic, this is just the phone’s...
Are You Looking For a Budget Phone: Here Is why Samsung Galaxy A5 Is Worth Buying In 2017

Are You Looking For a Budget Phone: Here Is why Samsung Galaxy A5 Is Worth Buying In 2017

The smartphone technology is evolving rather fast. Before you can exhaust testing all the features of a new phone, several other competitors will have been released into the market. This is indeed great for consumers. Even the top smartphones are relegated to budget status within a very short time. One smartphone that has stood the test of time is the Galaxy A5. Here is why you should go for it as opposed to the flagship models. The performance and experience of Galaxy A5 edges near the latest models Though Samsung would recommend the latest Galaxy S8 note that costs about £1000, the performance of the 2014 flagship model has been stunning. The performance of the Galaxy A5 is enthralling and satisfactory for most activities. In fact, you do not require slow-mo feature or camera software enhanced camera to enjoy top performance. The good thing about the Galaxy A5 is that the operating system can be updated so that the user can enjoy top notch performance. The A5 camera and its performance The 2017 edition of the Galaxy A5 comes with unique performance features that are really enthralling for a smartphone costing less than £300. The camera is truly impressive with a 16MP rear and 16MP front camera with a very large aperture of F/1.9 that makes it possible to capture sharp images even in low light conditions. In fact, the camera is far stronger compared to the latest Galaxy S8 that has a 13MP rear camera. While this might lack the top notch bells in the latest S8 Note, the sensors in A5 will make pulling out and using...
The New iOS 11 is The Ultimate Deal for iPhone Lovers

The New iOS 11 is The Ultimate Deal for iPhone Lovers

When Apple released iPhone 7, the shockwaves it sent through the smartphone world have persisted to date. The force behind the great success of the iPhone 7 was the operating system; iOS 10. However, it is the release of iOS 11 beta that iPhone 8 is expected to use that has created pitch high expectation in the market. Though the iOS 11 released is only the Beta version, many people are finding it irresistible because of the awesome features. Here are the main features that will also make you install and get the thrill. Note that for people who want to install and enjoy the latest features, it can only be downloaded from the Apple Beta Testing Website. Besides, you must register to join the Apple iOS 11 beta testing unit. Changes in design The new iOS 11 brings some key changes that promote the performance of the smartphone significantly. There are subtle changes to the design especially the interface components. The new Text is bolder while various apps such as Phone and calculator come with a new look. Besides, the phone Control center and Lock screen have an entirely new appearance. The control centre The iPhone control center in the new iOS 11 is customizable. The user can now enjoy a wider range of settings. It will not be simply splitting across different screens. The 3D touch integration now allows the user to do more without having to open the settings. Unlike in the previous iOS 10, the iOS 11 Lock screen has been combined with the Phone Notification Center. Now, if you swipe down the iPhone screen,...