Operating SystemMobile Review
The OnePlus 5 is finally official so let's see what you think of it. Is it everything you expected, everything you wanted it to be? Or were you disappointed. The benchmark cheating probably doesn't matter much, the phone will play any Android game out there as well as possible this half of 2017. And you can still brag about the 8 gigs of RAM. The confusion about the "lossless zoom" is more annoying - 1.6x optical then digital zoom isn't great. We didn't love the tele photos, but at least it enables Portrait mode and the main camera is excellent. The pricing is higher than the...
We have a change in the lead for a second week in a row as the OnePlus 5 took another step forward and claimed the crown. It gathered three times the hits of the second-placed Nokia 6, so it will probably stay there for a while longer. The Nokia mid-ranger still managed to keep the Galaxy S8 at bay, while below those two the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime retain their positions. Another Nokia handset makes the chart this week - the 3 jumps straight into sixth as its global rollout gets going. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 has slipped down to seventh, just head of the Galaxy...
Phone makers can be quite prideful - they love boasting about being the first to bring a new feature to market. It's a solid marketing strategy, it makes them look like innovators and it makes their gadgets seem cutting edge. So let's settle a few scores. Apple may be the first company to convince the public they need a fingerprint reader on their phones, but it wasn't the first to put one on a handset. That honor goes to the Pantech GI100 from mid-2004, three years before Apple even made the iPhone. Pantech GI100 Speaking of the Cupertino-based company, it is also responsible...
We've seen our share of head-to-head YouTube speed tests of the latest smartphones, but there's always an extra 5 minutes for another one. In this case, it's the OnePlus 5 vs. the HTC U11 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 - a battle of the 835 Snapdragons, if you will. In this iteration, it's 20 apps run in succession on the three phones, against the clock. A second round is performed to see how quickly the phones can access the apps already launched on the first go - RAM management is key for this one. Oh, and the amount of RAM too, of course - 8GB for the OP5, half that for the S8 and...
The fans are hungry for a new Nokia flagship, with 44% of the vote that is quite clear. However, HMD's entry-level offerings failed to spur up such excitement - the 5 and the 3 got a few measly percentage points. Even the Nokia 3310 ranked higher, we guess the nostalgia factor is strong. Even the Nokia 6 barely beat out the "Nokias belong in the past" option with 18% and 17% respectively. It's more of a workhorse phone rather than a dreamy flagship (the same can be said of the 3310), so practical-minded people would be quite happy with it. The Nokia 5 had to fight an onslaught of...
---> The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) may get damaged in case pressure is applied on the surface. While keeping the phone in the pocket or while seated, always check that it is not in contact with any sharp/hard object. It's advisable to use pouches or mobile phone covers to avoid LCD damage.
---> The plastic cosmetic parts lose their glare/color due to heavy exposure to sun light. To avoid direct sun exposure, one must use mobile pouches or covers.
---> Every mobile handset has an IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity), which is a unique number and one can access this number by pressing *#06#. The mobile warranty is attached to the IMEI number, and it's also useful in the event of theft.
---> The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you are out of coverage area, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network. This number 112 can be dialed even while the keypad is locked.
---> Mobile phones should not be frequently charged, it may reduce the battery life. Always track the battery charge indicator, and carry mobile charger in purse/bag/car to avoid the contingency of battery discharge.
---> It's always advisable to install antivirus software on your mobile phone.
---> When your phone is out of network coverage, switch off the handset or else the battery may get drained.
---> Finger nails or sharp objects may damage the keypad. Use fingers while pressing the keys.
---> Bluetooth should be turned on only when it is required. Keeping Bluetooth on unnecessarily makes your phone open to malicious viruses.
---> To enhance the life of your charger, it should be unwound and disentangled.
---> While removing the battery, it's advisable to first switch the handset off.
---> When your mobile phone is not used for a long duration, remove the battery and keep it separately.