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How to Take a Picture of the Moon with a Smartphone

How to Take a Picture of the Moon with a Smartphone

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If you’ve ever tried to take a picture of the night sky with your smartphone, it’s pretty clear that the moon never looks as good in photos as it doesn’t in person. However with the increase of innovation in the tech industry, handset cameras are becoming more high quality. This means you don’t need to break the bank to get a high definition photograph. Whether you are on a romantic night out or hanging with friends at a beach bonfire, here are some tips to help you improve your photography and best capture your memories.

 

Night Sky Photography Tips:

  1. Clean your lens. Thumbprints can obstruct a good image so give your lens a wipe with a lint-free cloth before heading out.
  2. Steady your hand or use a tripod to ensure a clear image.
  3. Plan your timing. The moon is most visible as it is rising so try your luck at the beginning of the night.
  4. Pinch and zoom to frame and then make sure your flash is off.
  5. Want even more control over your quality? Download a specialized camera app. This will allow you to manually adjust things like ISO and shutter speed.
  6. Check if your phone has advanced photography features. Some handsets have a Night Mode in their camera settings that elevate camera performance.

 

Best Handset Cameras

Unlocked Mobiles carries the best handsets on the marketplace at industry competitive prices. But how do you narrow down your search to find the phones with the best cameras for your personal and professional use? If camera quality and ability is your number one priority when buying your new handset, I recommend checking out these Unlocked Mobiles Best Sellers:

  1. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
  2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  4. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  6. Sony Xperia 1
  7. Samsung Galaxy S10

Introducing The New iPhone 13 Series

Introducing The New iPhone 13 Series

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Apple held its highly anticipated 2021 launch on Tuesday, September 14th. The event was led by Apple CEO, Tim Cook. The company announced the new flagship smartphone, alongside the new iPad and Apple Watch. Missed the lived stream? Our team at Unlocked Mobiles have captured the top product announcements and release dates so you don’t have to. Here are the 2021 Apple Launch highlights:

 

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini

As expected, Apple announced its new iPhone 13 series. The iPhone 12 comes in several fresh colours with a brighter, better display. The new iPhones also introduce Apple’s A15 Bionic chip for improved performance and longer battery life. How does the iPhone 13 compare to the iPhone 12? They look pretty similar in terms of design and display. This biggest difference being the larger battery in the iPhone 13, which lasts up to an hour and a half longer than the iPhone 12. Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 lineup begin September 17th.

 

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max introduced brighter (28% brighter than the iPhone 12 Pro). The handset is also more durable thanks to a new ceramic shield durability to prevent cracked screens. Apple is adding massive storage capabilities to the iPhone 13 Pro, with a new 1 terabyte option. Focused on getting the perfect picture?Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro has a 77mm telephoto lens to do 3x macro shots.

 

The New iPad and iPad Mini
Apple showcased the new iPad and iPad Mini models. The 10.2-inch iPad received an upgrade to the A13 Bionic processor, 1st Gen Apple Pencil support, and fastly improved 12MP cameras on the front and the back. Meanwhile, the new iPad Mini introduces a bigger screen and four colours. It has USB Type-C (not lightning,) 2nd Gen Apple Pencil support, 5G, TouchID, and improved 12MP cameras on both the front and the back.

 

The Apple Watch Series 7
The Watch Series 7 won’t ship until later this fall but you can pre-order it now. It has 33% more charging capabilities with slimmer bezels, measuring just 1.7mm, and a larger screen. It is 20% bigger and 40% thinner than the Series 6. You can choose from the 41mm and 45mm sizes.

 

iOS 15
Perhaps one of the biggest innovations was the release of iOS 15. Apple announced iOS 15 will become available on September 20. It will come with a privacy dashboard that will help you manage the permissions you’ve granted on your iPhone, including a new email feature, which will prevent marketers from being able to record your IP address and other data each time you open an email. This is a big win in the war for internet user privacy. Excited about the new Apple buzz? Stay tuned with Unlocked Mobiles for exclusive deals on Apple products.

Wireless Trends In Telecommunications

Wireless Trends In Telecommunications

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Wireless has slowly been taking over the telecommunications industry in the last decade. With the popularity of 5G and long range WiFi, it seems that wireless is a permanent fixture in our industry. It can be hard to keep up with the constant innovation. Here’s our take on what wireless technology is currently at the frontlines of the movement.

Wireless Technology Trends

Wi-Fi is at the center of the wireless movement, as the primary high-performance networking technology for homes and offices. However, recently WiFi has begun to be used in new roles such as radar systems and authentication systems. This advancement is mirrored in the innovation of cellar systems such as 5G, as a cost-effective for high-speed data networking in large sites, such as ports, airports and factories. In the auto industry, we are beginning to see V2X Wireless components that include self-driving cars, wireless phone systems in vehicles, and navigation support. Other forms of popular wireless technologies include:
1. Long-Range Wireless Power
2. Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) Networks 3. Wireless Sensing
4. Enhanced Wireless Location Tracking
5. Millimeter Wave Wireless
6. Backscatter Networking
7. Software-Defined Radio (SDR)

 

Wireless At Unlocked Mobiles

It’s clear that wireless isn’t going away any time soon. Unlocked Mobiles offers some of the most innovative and exciting wireless products to date, including the Go Talk WiFi Hot Spot that allows you to travel and work on the go. Don’t get left behind, join the wireless movement with Unlocked Mobiles and explore our inventory for individual and wholesale telecom and wireless procurement options today!

Google’s Next Smartphone Will Be Powered By a Custom Chip

Google’s Next Smartphone Will Be Powered By a Custom Chip

 

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Google is joining the tech industry’s new trend of developing their own processors, alongside the ranks of tech giants Apple and Samsung. However, this chip stands out from the pack. But what makes the Google chip different?

 

The Need For Custom Chips 

It seems like extra work to design both the software and the hardware of a new flagship smartphone. So why do the tech giants find it necessary to develop their own chips for their phones, laptops, and other gadgets.? It comes down to the fact that advancements in software development has simply outpaced advancements in commonly used hardware systems. According to Rick Osterloh, Google’s hardware chief, the company has hit the ceiling of what it can build with other companies’ chips. Osterloh continued to say that the previous hardware wasn’t capable of running sophisticated AI models. It comes down to hardware capability. If you are innovating the future of tech, you can’t play by the rules and regulations of the past.

 

Google’s Announcement
In the beginning of August 2021, Google announced that its next flagship phones (the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro) will be powered by a custom-built processor called Tensor. The Pixel 6 series is set to be released in the fall. The Tensor chip has taken four years to build with the best artificial intelligence and machine learning experts. Google calls the chip Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU, in reference to the company’s open source machine learning platform TensorFlow. The TPUs will be application-specific chips. They are designed to be machine-learning and compatible with the AI servers that live inside giant data centers. Up until now, Pixel phones have been powered by Qualcomm processors, the most popular processor within non-Apple smartphones. This new silicon Tensor chip will have a similar architecture so customers won’t lose app compatibility.

What’s next in the future of custom hardware in the mobile industry? We’ll have to wait until the fall to see the impact of the new Tensor chip in the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Galaxy Fold: What should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Galaxy Fold: What should you buy?

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold series is one of the most innovative recent developments in the mobile industry. It features a book-style design with a vertical fold, revolutionizing our conceptions of modern smartphones. If you’re looking to upgrade to a foldable smartphone, you’re probably looking at the recent Samsung products. Now the real question is, how do you decide between the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Galaxy Fold? And is there actually a difference? Here’s a clear and easy breakdown to help you decide what phone is the best for you.

Price

Money makes the world go around. Getting a new Samsung Galaxy Fold is an investment so let’s break down what you’ll pay for each phone. The Samsung Galaxy Fold starts at £1,800. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was released in 2020 at £1,999 but it can be picked up right here on Unlocked Mobiles for £1,124. That saves you over £800! Best bang for your buck? Buying on Unlocked Mobiles saves you money on both phones and offers Sim Freedom to maximize your savings!

Design
Both the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 feature a book-style design with a vertical fold. The Galaxy Fold measures at 160.9 x 62.8 x 17.1mm when folded and 160.9 x 117.9 x 7.6mm when unfolded. There’s a triple camera on the rear and a dual camera on the front. The frame is made from stainless steel and the device comes in two colour options of Space Silver and Cosmos Black. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes in two colours: Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black. There are also four hinge customisation options: Metallic Silver, Metallic Red, Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold. The Z Fold 2 is slimmer but wider than the Fold, measuring at 159.2 x 68 x 16.8mm folded and 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9mm unfolded. The hinge has also been redesigned, allowing for opening at different angles. In a stylistic touch, the gap between the hinge and display has been reduced. The Z Fold 2 has the same rear camera display, however a punch hole camera has been added on the front, right side of the internal display. Our Vote? Both feature advanced camera systems and sleek designs. The Galaxy Fold is perfect for those who want a smaller display and more traditional colours. It comes down to personal colour and design preference.

Display
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 7.3-inch display when unfolded and a 4.6-inch external display when folded. The display is AMOLED with a resolution of 2152 x 1536 that delivers a pixel density of 362ppi. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a 7.6-inch screen when unfolded and a 6.2-inch screen when folded. It offers an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate and has a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels, delivering a pixel density of 372ppi.
Can you see the light? For a bigger and brighter display, I recommend the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Summary
So there you have it! There’s no wrong choice. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Fold are both sleek, high-speed devices that excel industry-wide in display quality, performance and photography. If you want my two cents, I’d go with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 for the best design, display quality, and most powerful camera system. You can pick up both phones on Unlocked Mobiles now for unbelievable savings!

Sustainability in the Olympics

Sustainability in the Olympics

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After a year long delay, the Summer Olympics are here! This year the games are held in Tokyo and several surrounding cities in Japan, including Fukushima and Yokohama. The Summer Olympics officially began July 23 with the opening ceremony and end August 8 with the closing ceremony. The Olympics typically draw together more than 11,000 athletes and 25,000 journalists from more than 200 countries. This year, the Summer Games are rumored to be unlike ever before. Tokyo has put an emphasis on sustainability, turning an eye to the telecommunications and electronics industries.

The Unique Medal Design of the Olympics

But what does the telecommunications industry have to do with the Olympics? This year, the medals in Tokyo are made from recycled cellphones and other electronics, helping to combat e-waste pollution and global warming. Recycling has been a key part of the sustainability efforts of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with both the medals and podium being made from used materials.

The Rise of E-Waste Pollution

This public display of sustainability is incredibly important because it brings the e-waste epidemic to the public eye. The volume of e-waste has been rising significantly over the past ten years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is estimated that between 20 and 50 million tons of e-waste gets generated worldwide annually. In that, there are roughly 416,000 cellphones disposed of each day. This not only pollutes the earth but also pollutes the surrounding air and water with toxicity. The biggest thing we can do to limit e-waste is to properly recycle or refurnish or technology.

Recycle with Unlocked Mobiles

Our team at Unlocked Mobiles offers a Recycle Your Phone feature, where you trade in your used phones in an eco-friendly way and make a profit while doing so! We are committed to refurbishing used phones to create a more sustainable future for the quickly-changing tech industry. As a company, we are working towards a better future for our planet by striving to limit e-waste and advocating for environmental preservation. Have a phone you’d like to recycle? Visit our Recycle Your Phone page and join the e- waste prevention movement!

GET £50 OFF NEW NOKIA, HUAWEI, SONY, CAT, REDMI, ONEPLUS, AND LG HANDSETS

GET £50 OFF NEW NOKIA, HUAWEI, SONY, CAT, REDMI, ONEPLUS, AND LG HANDSETS

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In honour of our 15th Anniversary, our team at Unlocked Mobiles want to thank our loyal customers with £50 off our highest demand products. That’s up to 50% off the most innovative handsets in the industry. Here at Unlocked Mobiles we offer a diverse stock of quality handsets that will let you stand out from the pack. Add some personality to your cellphone with the yellow Nokia 8110 or get military-grade durability with the CAT B35 to protect your device from demanding environments. Simply use the code: UNLOCKEDMOBILES50 at checkout to get major savings!

Over 15 years ago, Unlocked Mobiles put together team of mobile industry experts who were united by three fundamental desires: 1. To provide handsets that inspire customers to do more with their tech. 2. To offer more than the usual arms-length online sales service. 3. To provide a fast, friendly service delivering the best deals worldwide. Today, as we celebrate 15 years of Unlocked Mobiles, we are so happy to say that we’ve far exceeded our goals. As a company we’ve been able to offer fast delivery, secure checkout, competitive prices, and dedicated after sales support to thousands of happy customers. So join the Unlocked Mobiles family! Shop new, sim free handsets today and get £50 off your purchase.

This offer includes:

NOKIA

• Nokia 8110 Yellow   • Nokia 9   • Nokia 3310 Yellow  • Nokia 6.1 Black

 

SONY

• Sony Smartwatch 2  • Sony XZ   • Sony Xperia 10  • Sony Xperia 10 Navy  • Sony Xperia 1 Black  • Sony XZ2 Premium LC

 

CAT

 

LG

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REDMI

• Redmi 4A Sim Free  • Redmi Note 4

 

ONEPLUS

• OnePlus 6T Midnight

GET £50 OFF NEW APPLE, SAMSUNG, BLACKBERRY, AND GOOGLE HANDSETS

GET £50 OFF NEW APPLE, SAMSUNG, BLACKBERRY, AND GOOGLE HANDSETS

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In honour of our 15th Anniversary, our team at Unlocked Mobiles want to thank our loyal customers with £50 off our highest demand products. That’s up to 50% off the most innovative handsets in the industry. Here at Unlocked Mobiles we offer the most popular handsets at affordable, competitive rates. Get the highest quality brands like the Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone for the best price for quality on the internet. Simply use the code: UNLOCKEDMOBILES50 at checkout to get major savings!
Our dedicated team at Unlocked Mobiles are hoping to continue to grow and advance for another 15 years of service. As a company we’ve been able to offer fast delivery, secure checkout, competitive prices, and dedicated after sales support to thousands of happy customers. We will continue to work with you to pinpoint your best choice in handset, and then offer a dedicated after sales team who is contactable directly via telephone. Authentic interaction and transparent sale transactions are very important to us. You don’t need to take my word for it, you can feel safe in our long history of operation and trust-worthy reviews. Your technology should work for you- shop with us today and get £50 off your purchase. This offer includes:

APPLE

iPhone 11 128GB Green

iPhone 7 32GB

iPhone 7 Plus Space

iPhone 8 64GB

iPhone 8 256GB

iPhone XS Max 64GB S

iPhone XR 64GB Black

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple AirPods

 

SAMSUNG

• Samsung J3 2016

• Samsung S10 Green 12

• Samsung S10 Plus Black

Samsung A80 Black

Samsung A80 White

Samsung A20E Black

Samsung A5 2016 GL

Samsung J1 2016 GL

Samsung S8 Gold

Samsung S8 Pink

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Samsung A40 Black

Samsung A40 Blue

Samsung J7 2017 Blue

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung A9 Black

 

BLACKBERRY
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GOOGLE PIXEL
PIXEL XL 32GB

PIXEL 2 White 128GB

PIXEL 3 64GB

PIXEL 3A White

PIXEL 3 Pink

PIXEL 3 XL Black

PIXEL 4 XL White 128

GET £100 OFF REFURBISHED APPLE PRODUCTS

GET £100 OFF REFURBISHED APPLE PRODUCTS

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To celebrate Earth Day this year, Unlocked Mobiles is offering £100 vouchers for all our our refurbished Apple smartphones. That’s up to 50% off all AGAN Apple handsets. Here at Unlocked Mobiles we only sell Grade A refurbished handsets so you get quality as good as new products at an affordable price. Simply use the code: EARTH100 at checkout to get major savings!

This offer includes:

• iPhone 7 Plus 128GB 

• iPhone 7 32GB Black

• iPhone 7 128GB Black 

• iPhone 8 64GB SG

• iPhone 8 Plus 64GB S

 iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Protect the Earth Through Buying Refurbished

Buying a used or refurbished handset is better for the environment. The volume of e- waste has been rising significantly over the past ten years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is estimated that between 20 and 50 million tons of e-waste gets generated worldwide annually. In that, there are roughly 416,000 cellphones disposed of each day. By buying refurbished from Unlocked Mobiles, you are taking a step to reducing e-waste pollution and bettering the planet.

Quality Used and Refurbished Products

Want the highest quality refurbished phones with convenient, fast delivery? Shop refurbished at Unlocked Mobiles today. Check out our stock of As Good As New, Grade A handsets, including the best of Apple’s flagship smartphones (iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus). So join the movement! Shop refurbished today and get £100 off your purchase. Put money back into your pocket, all while fighting against e-waste pollution.

Save Big on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Save Big on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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Fresh off of the launch of their 2021 flagship smartphone, Samsung is offering incredible deals on the Galaxy Note 20. There are up to $750 in savings right now. While O2 and Vodafone are offering strong deals, the best deals on the internet are the fantastic prices on unlocked devices. Lucky for you, Unlocked Mobiles is committed to bringing you the best savings, fastest delivery, and most thorough customer service for all unlocked devices.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Specs 

The Galaxy Note 20 launched last year, following the release of the Samsung Galaxy S20. The Note 20 packed some powerful advancements, including a 6.7-inch FHD+ display with 60hz refresh rate, an innovative triple camera, and upgrades to both the processor and the RAM. The Galaxy Note 20 also features a ‘S’ pen for interactive artistic options. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series also featured an Ultra variant that shocked the mobile community. The new Samsung Galaxy 20 Note Ultra posses an expanded 4500mAh battery, exclusive ‘S’ Pen, a stunning 6.9-inch Quad HD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and an innovative triple camera with a 108MP lens. Both devices have IP68 ratings and fast wireless charging capabilities.

 

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Want to save big on one of Samsung’s most innovative Galaxy Note series? Check out our discounts for The Galaxy Note 20 on Unlocked Mobiles today.

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