If you’re still hanging onto the days of the old age phones where you only had a multi-type keyboard and you’re still dreaming of moving forward, it’s time to catcCheers
A variety of entry smartphones have been released and one of them is the LG K4. Being only an entry tier smartphone it was announced on January 2016 and has been in the market as from February.
At a weight of 120g with a 4.5″ screen which is OK for its price range, it comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop running on a 1GB RAM and a quad core processor…not so tasty, right? On the side of photography, it’s not all jolly as it has a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. That may be below average but I really can’t deceive it as some of the top tier BlackBerry phones bear a front camera of the same MP. Let’s say it all rains down to the software image processor behind the camera. A 20MP camera does not really mean it’s the best camera compared to a 13MP, it all comes down to how the images will be processed.
As for network, it comes with an LTE support for some snappy browsing and in terms of the battery capacity, it’s 1940 mAh which is quite enough for some basic usage.
If you’re a person who perceives colour as an important aspect in smartphone likeable idealism, am sorry, you only get to options; white or indigo.
So if your budget is stringent and you need a smartphone, you can grab it but don’t over utilise the RAM or otherwise you might end up with a lagging smartphone.
At a weight of 158g and an all metal armoury, the phone bears at its front a 5.5″ Optic Amoled display with a pixels density of 401ppi. The Optic Amoled is similar to the Super Amoled, only that it’s fine tuned to conserve the battery life. On screen protection, it comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and if that’s not enough for you, you can add a layer of glass protection on top of it.
The phone ships in with OnePlus Oxygen OS built on the Android OS Marshmallow with a planned upgrade to Android Nougat. Inside is a 6GB of RAM goodness, which is pretty much than even an ordinary laptop and an internal storage of either 64/128GB. There’s no memory card slot so you have to make your choice on this one in consideration of your needs. The more the storage, the pricier it is so if you’re on a tight budget, you can buy the 64 gig version and utilise cloud storage apps like Dropbox or Google Drive.
Front and rear cameras are 16MP, that is just wow, which comes with all the features you’d get on a premium built phone like the OIS, geotagging, phase detection, autofocus among others. You can also record HD videos and HDR images.
For those wondering about the juice, it ships in with a 3400 mAh battery on which if you are an average user, it can take you through the day and still remain with some charge for the night.
Need I say more?
Desktop 101THE SURFACE STUDIO 2016
A LITTLE MORE THAN JUST A DESKTOP
A one terabyte storage drive, 32 GB RAM, wide and flexible colour enhanced display and a strong graphic processing unit for a quick buck of a starting $2,999.
If you can recall the previous desktops versions in the past, for people like me, it was mostly used for processing documents, playing games, social interaction and browsing. If I wanted to do some art, I would look for some plain sheets of paper to do my sketching or on a larger scale, get a canvas.
This year the surface studio is more so for the art lovers. Be it an artist, architect, music composer, construction engineer, et al. You can tell by the accessories accompanying the device but in all it’s a powerful ‘desktop’ for most professional levels.
Apart from the surface pen which has been around for quite some time, Microsoft has created a new accessory device called the ‘surface dial.’ I can say is the most powerful piece of accompanying accessory whereby it can navigate, store and do plenty of more tricks than a mouse can do.
So if you’re willing to churn out around $3,000 to have it as your personal PC, is a good bet you can gamble on.