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LG G5 News, Rumours, Specifications and Release date.

LG G5 News, Rumours, Specifications and Release date.

With a confirmed release date of 21st February 2016, there’s not long to wait for LG’s next flagship smartphone, the long awaited LG G5. With features promising to rival the up coming Samsung Galaxy S7 we’re excited to see what’s coming our way.

We’ve put together the latest news and rumours to give you the most up to date over view of how the LG G5 is shaping up.

Design: 

We are expecting to see a truly premium finish to this flagship Android handset, with a full metal body rather than the usual plastic offerings from LG or a leather backed offering as seen on the LG G4.

As reported by Tech Radar last week, a diagram discovered by Shai Mizrahi of Israeli web portal Walla indicates that the LG G5’s volume keys will be located to the side of the handset rather than on the rear under the camera. The images, shown below, also suggest a size of149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2mm, with the power button will remaining on the back of the handset along with a fingerprint scanner.

LG G5 leak concept

Screen size: 

Screen size is suggested to be 5.6 inch True HD IPS display with flexible touchscreen, suggesting a Phablet style design if LG fail to size down the bezels. A resolution should be around 3840 x 2160 suggesting a vivd 4K display, perfect for gamers or those who enjoy viewing media on their handset.

Camera:

Rumours surrounding the cameras featured on the LG G5 are conflicting, with some suggesting a 20 megapixel offering, others a 21 megapixel rear camera with a custom 1/2 inch sensor and case manufacturers indicating a possible dual rear camera set up.

LG G5 CONCEPT

Productivity and Connectivity:

A Snapdragon 820 chip is expected, with Android Marshmallow Os, an IR blaster, microSD-support, USB Type-C slot and 3GB RAM.  Whilst images suggest a fingerprint scanner, similar to those seen on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we’ve heard the possibility of an iris scanner for added security, making it one of the most secure handsets that LG have released. Rumours also suggest that the removable battery feature will remain.

LG G5 REMOVABLE BATTERY

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An Unbelievable 4G Handset for less than £80

An Unbelievable 4G Handset for less than £80

The Huawei Y5 is an entry level, budget friendly Android device, which, thanks to its 1.1GHz quad-core processor, delivers a fast and efficient performance. With Android KitKat 5.1 and 1GB RAM, multitasking is both seamless and smooth.

huawei y5 4g under £80

The Y5 features a 5 megapixel rear camera, perfect for capturing every moment that counts even in low light or darker conditions. Selfie lovers will also appreciate the 2 megapixel front facing camera. And with the Ultra snapshot feature, the camera is launched within seconds to save that special moment from escaping.

The Y5 features a 4.5 inch multitouch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The screen can easily be customised to your own style and personality, the choice is yours. The device has 8GB of internal storage, a 2000mAh battery which together with 4G connectivity makes the device both powerful and cost effective.

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Huawei P8 Max Review

Huawei P8 Max Review

Is it a phone, a tablet or “phablet”?

Huawei P8 Max

The Huawei P8 Max measures 182.7 x 93 x 6.8 mm and could prove difficult to use one-handed, but with its solid build quality and superb looks, the P8 Max is an extremely impressive device.

The P8 Max has an edge to edge 6.8 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is protected with Gorilla Glass 4. Made almost entirely of aluminium, the P8 Max is sleek and with its bevelled edges makes it an attractive device.

Many features on the P8 Max are similar to the smaller version of the device, the P8. Both devices come with 3GB of RAM, run Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and they have the same 13 megapixel rear camera, dual-LED flash and OIS. The biggest change is the battery with the P8 Max having a massive 4360mAh battery to provide up to 10 hours of movie streaming and up to two days of normal usage from a single charge.

With the Apple iPhone 6Plus and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 as a major competitors, the P8 Max at 6.8 mm is thinner than both and at just 228 grams is not too heavy in the hand. So is the P8 Max a phone or a tablet you can make and take calls on? Nevertheless, the P8 Max has great features and is a solid, eye-catching device.

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The LG Zero 4G Now Available

The LG Zero 4G Now Available

LG has now released their LG Class device in Europe as the newly named Zero with 4G LTE connectivity. Boasting an all metal body, the Zero is an affordable mid-range device with a premium look.

LG ZERO SIM FREE

The Zero features a 5 inch HD 720p display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor and has 16GB of expandable internal storage. Running Android 5.1.1 lollipop operating system the device has 1.5GB of RAM and a 2050mAh battery.

The 13 megapixel camera features LED flash and autofocus together with light sensor and gesture shot as well as supporting video recording up to Full HD 1080p. The front facing secondary camera is capable of capturing images up to 8 megapixels for the perfect selfie.

The Zero comes with Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC and Wi-Fi Direct. The device weighs just 150 grams and with its solid aluminium body and Arc Glass design at the edges of the Zero, the result is a slim and fashionable profile.

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Pre-order the Waterproof Sony Xperia M5

Pre-order the Waterproof Sony Xperia M5

The release of the Sony Xperia M5 is coming and we’re very excited to see the combination of superb cameras both front and back allowing you to ‘take pictures like a pro’, along with a Waterproof IP65/68 rating which makes this handset not only beautiful but durable too.

Sony Xperia M5

Here are the specs at a glance:

Connectivity: 4G LTE

Dimensions: 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm (5.71 x 2.83 x 0.30 in)

Weight: 142.5 g (5.04 oz)

SIM: Nano-SIM

IP: IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

Display:  5.0 inches 1080 x 1920 pixels LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop)

Chipset: Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10

CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Memory: 16GB

RAM: 3GB

Camera: 21.5 Megapixel rear, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 13 Megapixel front, f/2.0, autofocus, 1080p@30fps

Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama

Video: 2160p@30fps, HDR,

Battery Stand-by time: Up to 671 h (2G) / Up to 656 h (3G)

Battery Talk time: Up to 11 h 49 min (2G) / Up to 12 h 11 min (3G)

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What makes the BlackBerry Priv so secure?

What makes the BlackBerry Priv so secure?

The BlackBerry OS was the first in the mobile market to provide secure emails and apps by pioneering app permissions and personal data control. This meant that BlackBerry has long been the first choice for users looking for first rate security, whether it be at work or at home.

BlackBerry Priv Security

When news hit that BlackBerry were migrating to Android, it was understandable that questions were raised about the continuation of that security protection. However, BlackBerry’s Priv does exactly what the name suggests and puts privacy at the heart of everything it does. We’ve outlined some of the new features which keeps your confidential information safe and secure.

The BlackBerry Hardware Root of Trust is a process which builds cryptographic keys into the hardware of the Priv that work hand in hand with the Verified boot and Secure BootChain to securely  authenticate hardware and software components. The handset also encrypts all data stored by the user automatically in a process that is FIPS 140-2 compliant.

Allowing users to separate work and personal data by using Google’s Android for Work features, the Priv provides added security in a similar way to previous BlackBerry handsets. Building upon this, the new Android Vulnerability Patch Program also allows the circumvent carriers and directly apply critical security updates as quickly as possible. Blackberry Enterprise Service also provides more control over which software updates are applied.

BlackBerry Priv

With 52% of smartphone users with bank accounts in 2014 primarily use mobile banking, security issues and worries are obvious. The BlackBerry Priv promises to deliver the most secure mobile banking experience thanks to the DTEK by BlackBerry feature. This includes a dashboard to display how you have secured your private information and what device functions are access by your apps.

Further security enhancements include these two popular password features:

Picture Password: Unlock your device using a number sequence distributed on a randomised grid, protecting against several common attack methods which can include smudge patterns, overseeing your password or brute force.

Password Keeper: This Android for Priv app allows you to store confidential information, such as your passwords, in a single secure location. Simply create a master password and enter your login credentials for each site or app. The Password Keeper also includes a handy password strength meter to improve the overall strength of your passwords.

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For further technical details on the Priv’s security check out the 36-page guide from BlackBerry themselves.

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Will the Samsung Galaxy S7 be joined by a Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge+?

Will the Samsung Galaxy S7 be joined by a Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge+?

Rumours have been circulating about Samsung’s next flagship handset the S7, with the likelihood of an IP67 certificate, 5.7 3D touch display and a likely return to a Qualcomm processor.

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We are also lead to believe that, as with previous releases, the S7 will not be alone. Early January 2016 twitter was blowing up when @evleaks (a well established mobile spec leak account) displayed a graphic showing a possible trio, including a Galaxy S7, a Galaxy S7 Edge, and a Galaxy S7 Edge+.

EVLEAKS S7 rumours

A series of leaks earlier this year mirrored the rumours of two extra dimentions, with a 5.5inch screen (with 73 x 151mm overall size) and a 7.5 inch device which is likely to be the Galaxy S7 Edge+ Phablet.

Similarly to the S7 we expect a downgrade from 16 mega pixel camera to a 12 mega pixel, with focus being placed on a Britecell sensor which will improve photography in low light settings. Samsung has also rumoured a dual-PD (dual-photodiode) technology to be featured on the S7 Edge and S7 Edge+ reassuring us that the drop in megapixels wont necessarily result in a drop in quality.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge concept image

Other rumours surrounding the S7 Edge and Edge+ include improved fast-charging technology which may be wireless.

To check out an in-depth Specification Speculation on the S7 click here.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs, Rumours and Release Date

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs, Rumours and Release Date

Rumours and spec leaks are flying across the virtual world. All eyes are on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7, the next flagship phone from Samsung’s Galaxy S line. Word is that the handset will be released during Mobile World Congress at the end of February and we for one are extremely excited to see what Samsung are going to offer.

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Those in the know are suggesting that the Galaxy S7 will look very similar to the Galaxy S6, with Samsung just slightly tweaking the spec sheet and design features slightly. It has been suggested that the S7 will be constructed from a slim metal and glass build and will offer a IP67 certified dust and water resistant in a similar way to the Galaxy S5

S7 concept predicted design

Strong claims are also being made that the screen of the S7 will be a 5.7 inch display, with 1440 x 2560 QHD rather than 4K.  However others are stating a 5.1 inch screen with the same pixel resolution making us question whether there will be two S7s of varying sizes. Other rumours include the addition of a 3D Touch technology on the display (similar to that of the Apple iPhone 6s) and a curved/flexible screen.

The handset is likely to run on Android Marshmallow, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (not the Exynos processor seen on the Galaxy S6). And we are hoping that the rumours of a microSD support are correct, as it will allow you much better control when expanding the predicted 32GB or 64GB memory.

qualcomm snapdragon 820 processor

Other reports claim that the S7 will appeal music lovers with a possible use of the SABRE 9018Q2M chip and a 32-bit mobile audio DAC. Photographers may want to research the handset a little further as it is rumoured that the S7 will drop down to a 12 megapixel camera. Emphasis is likely to be placed on increasing the sensor size from 1/2.6” to 1/2.0” and equipping the handset with dual-PD technology rather than increasing the megapixels. This would offer a more accurate auto focus through phase detection and better images in low light situations. A trademark application was filed by Samsung for ‘Britecell’ which is an image sensor for mobiles phones, leading us to think these rumours are correct.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera

Alongside the S7 we predict the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge/Edge+. (Stay tuned for the low downs on the S7 Edge & S7 Edge+.)

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Price Drop on the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5

Price Drop on the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5

If you’re looking for a bargain Android handset check out the Samsung Galaxy A3 or Samsung Galaxy A5, both of which have both been reduced.

Confused at which one is for you? Check out our comparison below:

Both Galaxy A handsets offer a full metal unibody construction, giving a high end feel. The general look and shape of both handsets are the same, but the differences lie in their weight and dimensions. The Samsung Galaxy A3 measures in at 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm and 110.3g vs the Samsung Galaxy A5 at 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm and 123g. When handling the handsets, the difference in thickness and weight is not noticeably obvious, but the Galaxy A5 is clearly the larger handset overall.

Matching its larger framework, the Samsung Galaxy A5 also offers a larger screen at 5.0-inch 720*1280 294ppi, whilst the Samsung Galaxy A3 offers a 4.5-inch touchscreen display with 540*960 245ppi. The A5 also offers a higher pixel density to warrant the larger price tag, with 294 pixels per inch compared to just 245 pixels per inch on the Galaxy A3. Both screens are, however, Super AMOLED displays offering a rich and vibrant experience, making the choice of handset purely personal upon whether you prefer a smaller feel or a larger screen.

Samsung Galaxy A5 samsung galaxy a3

Both handsets run on a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, however the A5 offers twice the RAM (at 2GB RAM vs the A3’s 1GB). The extra 1GB RAM enables the Galaxy A5 to cope with multi-tasking a lot better, especially as the Snapdragon 410 is a 64-bit chip. Android 4.4 KitKat does feature on both handsets, along with 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi,16GB of built in storage along with a microSD card slot for cards of up to 64GB. Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

When it comes to the cameras on the handset, the price difference is more noticable. Whilst the Samsung Galaxy A3 provides a reasonable 8 Megapixel rear 1080p at 30fps camera, the Samsung Galaxy A5 apart is the 13 megapixel rear 1080p@30fps camera. Both handsets do offers an LED flash, 1080p video capabilities at 30fps and both have 5 megapixel wide-angle front-facing cameras, making them an excellent choice for those who love to take selfies.

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The LG V10 Review – Available to Pre-order Now

The LG V10 Review – Available to Pre-order Now

If you’re someone who likes added extras you’ll want to check out the LG V10, which not only offers two front facing cameras (and of course the 16MP rear camera) but also boast dual screen for added efficiency.

LG V10 review - preorder now

The LG V10 offers the sleek nature of a 316L stainless steel casing with the robust protection of a body that is wrapped in DuraSkin (which adds durability and a grip to the handset.) The rear fingerprint scanner is integrated into the power button which makes it easy to use and provides the added security expected from smartphones. Another feature that we predict to be popular is the removable nature of the back cover, allowing you to remove and thus replace the battery.

The secondary display on the LG V10 is a 2.1 inch additional screen display, located above the handset’s 5.7” QHD touchscreen. Its job is to display app shortcuts and notification management, keeping the main display free from any distractions. User experience is simple, swipe the secondary panel to allow immediate access to Quick Tools, and the easy shortcut panel to Silent Mode, Wi-Fi, flash, and camera. As you would expect from LG, the main QHD display is sharp and bright and a perfect size for media consumption and gaming.

Powered in a similar way to the LG G4, the LG V10 runs with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, clocked at 1.82 GHz,  Adreno 418 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. Usage is responsive and smooth even during intensive multimedia muti-tasking.

A 16  megapixel primary camera offers a f/1.8 aperture, laser-guided auto focus and optical image stabilisation, resulting in sharp and vivid images. Selfie addicts will love the dual 5 megapixel front facing features. Whilst the dual cameras are just two individual front-facing shooters,  one featuring an 80-degree lens for a more standard field of view, while the other comes with a 120-degree wide angle lens, giving you a choice to nail the perfect selfie.

LG V10

Running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (with the promise from LG of an upgrade to Marshmallow) the LG V10 is an excellent choice for media lovers, business users, photographers and gamers alike.

The LG V10 is available for Pre-order sim free, with stock expected next week.

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