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Get a desktop experience from your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Get a desktop experience from your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will now be able to enjoy the benefits of a desktop direct from their handsets, thanks to the release of the Samsung DeX Station.

Simply plug your phone into the DeX Station and connect to a monitor/keyboard,  to use apps, review documents and set or check notifications on a desktop interface.

  • With the Samsung DeX Station you can:
  • Edit photo with Adobe apps including Lightroom Mobile.
  • Keep working wherever you go with the Microsoft Office mobile apps.
  • Read the news and browse the web with Samsung Internet, using a desktop interface.
  • Enjoy watching video on YouTube and gaming on the large screen.
  • Remotely Access Virtual Windows machine via VDI(Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solutions such as Citrix Receiver, VMware Horizon Client and Amazon WorkSpaces.
  • Use Samsung Pass to quickly log-in to your online accounts without having to type in your password.
  • Keep your sensitive information even safer with a folder that requires an additional password.

Pre-order your Samsung DeX Station today, available with international and UK delivery.

Will the Apple iPhone 8 offer a 521 ppi display?

Will the Apple iPhone 8 offer a 521 ppi display?

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has offered a new report on the upcoming  iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, expected later this year.

Kuo claims that iPhone 8 will offer a 521ppi pixel density, which is almost twice the 321ppi offering of the iPhone 7.  The display is also likely to feature a brilliant resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, compared to 1334 x 750 pixels in iPhone 7′s IPS HD display screen.

The report suggests that the iPhone 8 device will also adopt a new function area at the bottom the display, which is possible due to the near bezel-less design and increase in screen size to 5.8-inch.

This new function area is likely to replace the current Home button and Touch ID, meaning  Apple is likely to replace the Touch ID functionality with new biometric technologies to ensure specs don’t suffer.

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Along side the new function area, there may also be a ratio change along with the iPhone update. Kuo reports a predicted long display screen with a ratio close to 21:9 compared to the 16:9 aspect ratio of the current handsets.

If you can’t wait for the iPhone 8, get your hands on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with UK and international delivery

Google Pixel 2: Rumours and Release Date

Google Pixel 2: Rumours and Release Date

Arriving at the end of this year, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is nothing but rumours currently.

We have had confirmation from been Rick Osterloh (Google’s senior vice president of hardware,) that the devices will be released, with an expected date in October.  The rest is up to us to fill in the blanks.

image source: techdroider

image source: techdroider

Here’s the key rumours circulating:

  1. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be waterproof
  2. We are expecting an improved chipset
  3. Google are likely to follow Apple’s lead, and get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack
  4. It’s been reported that Google have approached LG to place an order for curved OLED screens, suggesting that there may be a curved display for one or both devices.
  5. The screen on the standard Pixel 2 could be boosted to a QHD resolution
  6. There is a third Pixel being planned, with rumours suggesting that Google are testing a lower spec, budget friendly Pixel device.
  7. With an expected release date for October this year, it’s likely that all devices will run on the latest Android O.
  8. The Pixel 2 is expected to come in 7 colour ways, including  Blue, Grey, Carbon, Graphite, Silver, White and Gold.

If you can’t wait for the Google Pixel 2, check out the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL available with UK and international delivery.

Battle of the larger Displays: iPhone 7 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy S8+

Battle of the larger Displays: iPhone 7 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy S8+

Arguably the best (and largest) handsets released by Apple and Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and iPhone 7 Plus are taking the phablet world by storm.

But if you’re looking for a larger device which offers the best display for your money. We find out:

Samsung Galaxy S8+:

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus offers a huge 6.2-inch display that, thanks to the almost bezel-less design,  doesn’t make the actual dimensions of the device much larger than the standard S8 offering. The 6.2-inch screen offers a new 18.5:9 aspect ratio (88% screen-to-body ratio) and HDR. The immersive curved AMOLED panel, branded an Infinity Display, tops at Quad HD and defaults to 1080p and certainly lives up to the hype.

Split-screen multitasking feels spacious and you can  can choose Smart Cropping (either fill the entire extra-wide screen or Fit to Screen with black side bars).

The handy and enhanced Always-on Display provides a constant display of  the time, date, battery life and notification icons.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus:

The iPhone 7 Plus continues on Apple’s “Retina” display path. Offering a better resolution than the standard iPhone 7, the 7 Plus hits the 1080p mark. Whilst the iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t offer the sharper Quad HD of the S8+, the 5.5in LCD display offers great colour and contrast, loads of brightness, and excellent viewing angles.

The resolution may not be the highest we’ve seen, but it does excel with a widest colour gamut. Using something called DCI P3, the display offers a range of colours used by movie makers that encompasses a larger spectrum for more realistic and diverse tones.  The more realistic visuals helps when using the expansive screen as a viewfinder for the dual-camera lenses on the back of the 7 Plus.

Purchase the Samsung Galaxy S8+ or Apple iPhone 7 Plus today. Both are available with UK or international delivery.

 

Don’t miss this £20 off Discount Code for the LG X Screen

Don’t miss this £20 off Discount Code for the LG X Screen

The weekend’s finally here and we’re going to make it all the more exciting thanks to our latest offer.

Simply enter the code: LG20 at check out and you’ll receive a whopping £20 off* your LG X Screen. Hurrah!

*Discount valid from Saturday 22nd April 9am GMT until Saturday 29th April 11.59Pm GMT.

Here’s the Spec sheet:

  • Dimensions: 142.6 x 71.8 x 7.1 mm (5.61 x 2.83 x 0.28 in)
  • Weight: 120 g (4.23 oz)
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • DISPLAY 4.9 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels (~298 ppi pixel density) Multitouch
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Memory Card Slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 8 Megapixel
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC: Yes (market dependent)
  • Radio: FM radio
  • USB: microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 120 h (2G) / Up to 120 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 9 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)

Buy the LG X Screen sim free, available with UK and international delivery.

NOW REDUCED by £10: BlackBerry Dtek50

NOW REDUCED by £10: BlackBerry Dtek50

BlackBerry are releasing their upcoming KEYone the beginning on May, but for those who are looking for a classic BlackBerry experience with the highest level of Mobile security on the market, it’s time to check out the BlackBerry DTEK50.

The DTEK security offers a built in armor protecting your personal information, and is featured on the following handsets: BlackBerry KEYone, BlackBerry DTEK60, and BlackBerry DTEK50.

Here’s the rest of the specs at a glance:

Specifications for the BlackBerry DTEK50:

  • Display: 5.2”, 16:9 aspect ratio 1920×1080 resolution, 424 PPI, 24-bit colour depth
  • Size: 147mm x 72.5mm x 7.4mm / 135g
  • Navigation: All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation
  • Keyboard: On screen BlackBerry Keyboard;
  • Contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalised learning engine that gets to know the way you type with on screen typing or seamless ow typing
  • Dedicated Keys: Volume Up/Down, Lock (Power On/Off), Customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key usable as Mute Key when on an Active Call
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 16 GB Flash,
  • Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2 TB)
  • Battery: 2610 mAh 4.4V non-removable Lithium Ion battery
  • Supports QC 2.0 Quick Charge
  • Rear Camera: 13 megapixel auto-focus camera, Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock, HDR, 6-element f2.0 lens, dual-tone LED Flash – Enhanced photo colour balance, 4x digital zoom, Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, image stabilisation, Panorama, Burst, Live Filters, Multi-frame Low Light Enhancement, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Front Camera: 8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2, 1.125um pixel size, 84 ̊ wide angle/ eld of view lens, Image & video stabilisation, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, Selfie Flash, Wide Selfie Mode
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity,
  • Ambient light, Hall Effect
  • Network Bands for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific
  • FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28A (2100/1900/1800/2600/900/800/700 MHz) TD-LTE 38, 40, 41 (2600/2300/2500 MHz)
  • HSPA+ 1, 2, 5, 8 (2100/1900/850/900 MHz)
  • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz, 802.11 a/n 5GHz, 802.11 ac 5GHz 4G Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (LE) and EDR, Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo Support. Pre-loaded Google Map
BLACKBERRY DTEK50 KEY GUIDE
Purchase the BlackBerry DTEK50 today.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Available in Arctic Silver Now

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Available in Arctic Silver Now

We’ve now got stock of the innovative Samsung Galaxy S8+ in the luxurious Arctic Silver.

A stunning comeback after the Note 7 debacle, the larger of Samsung’s latest flagship offers a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display that takes up the majority of the surface in an whopping 2960×1440 display.

International customers:

All of our Samsung devices are fully unlocked and sim free for all UK and International customers. If you place an order for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ for shipping outside of the EU, we will remove the region lock on your device prior to dispatch. This will enable you to use your device locally on a carrier of your choice.

International and worldwide delivery is generally within 1-2 working days via FedEx, with full 12 month warranty. Don’t forget if you’re purchasing outside the EU you’ll pay the Ex-VAT price. 

Get your Samsung Galaxy S8+ Sim free today. 

iPhone 7 (Product) Red: Unboxing and Review

iPhone 7 (Product) Red: Unboxing and Review

On a previous blog post, we went into detail about the charitable and technical benefits of purchasing the special edition Apple iPhone (Product) Red.

For 10 years, the charity (RED) have supported HIV/AIDS programmes that provide counselling, testing, and medicine that prevents the transmission of HIV from a mother to her unborn child. So far, they’ve raised over $130 million through the sale of (RED) products.

Now the charity have teamed up with Apple to introduce the iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED™ Special Edition. Every purchase brings us a step closer to an AIDS‑free generation.

Find out more about the handset below:

 

Buy the iPhone 7 (Product) Red Sim Free or the iPhone 7 Plus (Product) Red Sim Free today, available with worldwide delivery.

LG G6 NOW IN STOCK: Here’s 6 Reasons to buy it.

LG G6 NOW IN STOCK: Here’s 6 Reasons to buy it.

Now in stock, the LG G6 certainly stands out from the crowd for many reasons; here’s six of the best:

 

1. A 18:9 Screen Ratio

Most mobile devices have adopted the 16:9 widescreen format, but the LG G6 offers a taller, 18:9 ratio provides the generous feel of the 5.7 inch large screen without any cumbersome width.

2. Expandable Memory

A dual-purpose slot on the side of the device can take either a second SIM or a microSD card, which will allow you to  expand the memory up to 2TB.

3. Durability

The G6 is IP68 rated, meaning you could in theory submerge it at a depth of 1.5m for 30 minutes. That 5.7 inch screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3 with an angled internal design so any impact isn’t directly conveyed to the screen.

4. Fast charging capabilities

Supporting Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3, you can charge your LG G6 to around 50% in 30 minutes.

5. Dual lens Camera

LG have retained the dual-lens camera of the G5 for their latest flagship.  At the rear there’s one 125-degree wide-angle lens,  paired with a standard 71-degree field of view lens. There manual photo and video modes allow you to modify the focus, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and exposure compensation for a top notch finished article.

6. Functionality

The internals of the LG G6 impress, with a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM,a 3,300mAh non-removable battery, fingerprint reader, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, and Android Nougat out of the box.

Purchase the LG G6 Sim free available with UK and International delivery.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Sales Impress

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Sales Impress

Impressive pre-order sales figures for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ suggest that last year’s Note 7 crisis has had little to no negative impact on consumer’s confidence in Samsung.

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Samsung have reported “strong double digit growth” for  pre-orders of its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices, outselling their predecessors even at the higher prices. Reports also show more pre-order customers users are choosing the larger (and more expensive) 6.2-inch S8+ over its 5.8-inch counterpart.

A spokesperson at Samsung continued to state that “the majority of consumers have been selecting the Galaxy S8+, with Midnight Black being the preferred color of choice.”

Samsung announced the devices in their self organised event in New York, snubbing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Whilst Samsung hasn’t published specific sales figures, the sales growth comes as a welcome relief for the South Korean company.

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Sim Free.

 

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