Operating SystemMobile Review
Remember when Vertu was relevant back in the days, being a premium sub-brand of Nokia? It proceeded to move away as a separate brand and that didn't really work well, with ownership changing several times. Last time we heard, its owner stroke a deal with TCL for building Vertu smartphones in the UK-based plant, but later information about liquidation and foreclosing of the manufacturing arm appeared. Well, it seems all is forgotten now and Vertu is trying to get back on board. Chinese medias received an invitation in a fancy black and golden envelope about an event in Beijing boldly named...
Xiaomi's rumored Black Shark 2 is still a big mystery with only a couple of leaks to work with. Yet, the company is seemingly teasing an international release on its new global website and now we probably know when's the handset arriving. What seems to be an official poster was just posted, revealing the announcement date of the handset - October 23 at 18:00 local time. Since the poster is in Chinese, we assume it will begin its global rollout from there. However, we can't be absolutely sure of the legitimacy of the image and the fact that we still haven't heard anything solid from...
Two weeks ago we heard that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 might eventually arrive on October 15. Since we are already in the second half of the month, the Chinese company technically delivered an announcement - it announced the launch date of the new flagship. The Mi Mix 3 will arrive on October 25, and it appears the sliding camera mechanism is real, according to the teaser on Weibo. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was initially teased with a Find X-esque notch that comes up, but after further investigation, it might be 100% screen-to-body front with a sliding back. There's also the technical possibility that...
Huawei has made the Enjoy 9 Plus and Enjoy Max official at an event in China. The Honor 8X and 8X Max lookalikes come with slightly different specs and Huawei's badge on them instead of Honor's. On that occasion, the company has boasted about achieving an important milestone. So far it has sold more than 45 million Enjoy smartphones across the globe. That's in around three years of availability of this line. The family was born in 2015 with the Enjoy 5 and Enjoy 5s aiming for very budget-conscious buyers that were looking for a device in the CNY 1,000 to 1,999 price range (around...
Sometimes companies experiment with new product categories. Sometimes those experiments prove to be hugely successful - see Samsung's Note line - and sometimes, well, not so much. It's probably too early to tell what fate the new Verizon-exclusive Palm will have, but for now the device is a head scratcher. First off, it's called Palm. Just Palm. Like the company. Like the brand, that's now owned by TCL (which makes Alcatel and BlackBerry smartphones these days). Oh, and it's not a smartphone. It may look like a tiny smartphone, but it isn't. Instead, it's a $349 gadget that has LTE...
1) Avoid exposing cell phones to extreme temperatures. Heat can damage the battery and the electronics of a cell phone. Thus, leaving a phone sitting in a hot car is inadvisable. Cold can cause damage to them as well, particularly temporary loss of the screen display.
2) Avoid exposure to dampness. Moisture causes corrosion of the internal parts of a cell phone. To avoid this, hands should be dry when handling the cell phone and a protective case can be a good preventative measure as well.
It's not uncommon for cell phone repair techs to work on phones that have been dropped into sinks, toilets, swimming pools, and so forth. Leaving the cell phone in a safer, dry environment is wise but keeping it attached with a belt clip or 'leash' is another method of preventing accidents when the phone must accompany the user into a 'moisture rich' environment.
3) Keep the cell phone secured. Dropping a cell phone is obviously not healthy for it. Again, clips, 'leashes' etc. can be a good precaution.
4) Avoid scratches and other surface damage by using a case or 'skin' for protection. Throwing an uncovered cell phone into a purse or pocket with an array of sharp objects contained in it or other substances that might leak on to it is risky.
5) Charge your battery appropriately. The battery is often what most limits the life of a cell phone. Manufacturer guidelines clearly outline exactly how and when a battery should be charged to assure it reaches its maximum life expectancy.
6) Keep the cell phone clean. This is more about the cell phone user's health than the phone's well being. Think about it, a person's hands have more bacteria and micro-organisms clinging to them than any other part of the body.
Their mouth is not exactly pristine either and is certainly a prime entry point for the critters that show up on a cell phone handset. Using anti-bacterial wipes can help ward off some of these little monsters. A micro-fiber cloth is also good for keeping the LCD screen easy to read and scratch free.