Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

The trend of having tablet is raising on the market, since compacts such as the iPad mini2, the Google Nexus7, and the Amazon Ki ndle Fire HDX7, and now with Apple’s much-rumored iPad maxi is on the horizon there is a new craze for super sized tablets and there is a big chance for them to take the hold nowadays. Samsung never sits behind those entire masters’s of technology devices, and they launched a wholly convincing compact tablet of their own. There is not any doubt for Cubot that its tablet would get a strong foothold in the fledgling maxi-tablet category with this new device Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

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      This is a formidable tablet in every way, it has premium spec sheet and an extensive list of software features that those familiar with the Note series will already be aware. If we talk about its size, we might describe it as very light and thin, because it is quite thinner than iPad mini. The problem out here is that if you want to hold it with one hand and with the other one to work on the screen it is a bit impossible. The device is asking from you to put it on your desk, or on your lap. This is a problem, because you cannot view full websites comfortably on a 7-inch tablet. This is not a tablet that you will want to take out somewhere with you, or take it off at the bus station. The bad thing about Samsung is that they have stacked with the same design repeatedly.

       If we look at the Samsung Galaxy Note3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.2014, we will see that the designs are the same. You get the same glass-covered front, the same metallic look, which is more plastic, and the same slightly tacky faux-leather back covering. If we talk about physical buttons, we will see that Samsung really has an issue there. Port and button placement is Samsung’s standard, but you get familiar lozenge-shaped physical home key right below the screen, flanked by capacitive multi-tasking and back-up keys. We could see on the market that more manufactures are moving fast to Google’s button less approach, but we see that Samsung still has these good set of physical controls. As we have seen in the others Samsung devices, like the Galaxy Note 10.1 the power and volume buttons are flat and situated on the top edge. This is good because is letting you to hold the Note Pro 12.2 in landscape mode.

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      Maybe they could make these controls more slightly, defined but they got the score with their location because it is easy to reach them. There are some new standards, that boots file transfer speeds when hooked up to your PC. The great thing about this new device from Samsung is the camera. The camera on the Samsung Galaxy Pro 12.2 is really in great placing. It is at the top and centrally on the rear of the tablet, so that means that your fingers would not be anywhere near it when you pull the trigger. On the other hand, we could say, when you push the virtual shutter button.

LG G PRO 2

This device from LG boasts a huge, bright, and colorful HD screen and great 13MP camera. The LG G PRO2 also packs in plenty of software tricks that could throw veteran Android users a curve to two. From LG are hoping that they could make the buyers think twice before . Because just as if Samsungs’ popular tablet; this LG device has the same and we could say little better specifications. The LG G Pro 2 will have though time to defeat the potential Note 3 shoppers of target. The latest creation matches the current tablet hybrid in terms of power and components. It has design not quite classy as Samsung, so we could not compare them in every look. The G PRO2 cannot tackle the same inventive S Pen features that the Note line brings to the table. That means if you could pay for this LG device less than the cost of Note3, grab it, and buy it.

The new GPRO 2 is representing a huge leap forward, if we are comparing it with the older LG device like LG Optimus G Pro. This previous device has on a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, and the G Pro2 uses a much higher 2.3GHz Snapdragon with 800CPU. In addition, the Pro2 has  bigger screen, and it includes a bevy of fresh software enhancements and interface such as knock code, which is turning the handset on and off just by tapping the screen. We cannot complain about its design, LG always have great designs not only on their handsets, also on other their devices. The LG G PRO 2 is available in three colors such as white, silver, and titan. This device is describing as massive, something same like the previous one.

The Knock Code function, as we mentioned before, is turning on and locking your phone into one action. It will divide the display in two quadrants and users could tap a certain combination within these zones to wake up and unlock their device. That is something that the older LG’s devices do not have, it is great to see something new that even Samsung is not having. LG also claims that there are over 80,000 different combinations possible.

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  At the end, we could do little summary on this device. As every device, it has also its bad sides, good sides and some bottom line. If we see the good sides, we could come to conclusion that this LG G PRO 2 packs great, beautiful, and large HD screen. It loads great camera features and fast performance. The bad thing about it is that it could be unwieldy and sharp edges are uncomfortable to hold, especially if you have small hands. The LG G PRO 2 has plenty of power, but the Galaxy Note 3 has better style and that could beat the LG in every look. Also, they could make the knock code more responsive, because the touch sometimes does not work properly.

Are you looking for the right tablet for you or your closest? Do not know which one to pick? Read on and maybe you would like this kind of model that we have chosen for you. In addition, we have chosen something new from Sony line. Sony did not wait too long for their brand new Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Did you know that at the begging it was call huge sell phone? People did not know in which category to place this device. Should they place it in cell phones or in tablets? Nevertheless, in the end they placed it in tablets. Because it is more, tablet that handset.

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We have done a little research for you. Therefore, we find out something more about this strange device. Sony Xperia Z Ultra is device packs a 6.5-inch Full HD screen. The main thing about this device is that is WiFi only model. In addition, because of that we truly hope that we will get some decent price for it. Do you know what the best thing about this device is? Well, prepare for next thing from its description. We found out that Sony Xperia Z Ultra is dust proof and waterproof. That is certainly great about this device. That is not all; it comes with high-end specs, which include a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of Ram. That is great, Sony prove one more time that they can stick with the technology. Until now they never betrayed our trust and they were making great cell phones and other equipment. So now is time to prove that they can create a great tablet. Moreover, we think that they have done that.  Sony Xperia Z Ultra is everything you can imagine. Well every device has bad and good thing. We have already told some of its good things, and now here comes the bad side of this device.

The bad thing about Sony Xperia Z Ultra, as we mention before is the WiFi only unit, because it still has not hit the international market. In addition, this tablet or popular called huge phone is available only in Japan. Well who knows, maybe in the next future tablets will take over smart phones and we will use only huge phones as Sony Xperia  Ultra. In addition, let us not to forget to write about its bunch of appealing accessories.

You can get a stylus pen, power cover, and magnetic charging dock. We think that Sony made a great work with this tablet. We hope that in the future we can see and find Sony Xperia Z Ultra worldwide not only in Japan. Do you want to be the first one to know about technology news? Than stay on our website and we will work hard to deliver you only fresh news from technology world. Do not be the last one to find out. Mix Phones are here to bring you the latest news for tablets, smart phones, iPods, and everything else.

Nokia Lumia 2520

Since few years ago, there are plenty of tablets on the market from some of the most popular and well-known companies. Of course, the first to go was from apple in 2010 and after them HTC, Sony, LG, Motorola and Samsung gave their best to beat Apple in tablet category. With releasing their Huawei, ZTE, Asus, and Lenovo, they obviously did not reach as Apple did. Beside them, we have seen that Nokia until now did not launch anything as tablet in near past. However, Nokia patiently watch the market and now the time has come. Nokia is playing well with its competitions.

We think that now when the market is full with all different types of tablets, the biggest challenge for Nokia would be to convince their customers simply to buy their tablet. Like the rest of Nokia’s devices, this Lumia also runs on Windows, and plenty customers do not really like a lot this software. Many of the clients agree that they prefer android system better.

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The shape of Nokia Lumia is different from current tablets, and it gives look as widescreen. There is a good side of the big size because it allows you to use it in landscape mode. In addition, the screen has option to flip around, so that gives you even more options. This device is different from the others traditional devices on the market. For example, there are no physical buttons on the screen, it has only front-facing camera. The only physical buttons are for volume and power, which are quite hiding on the sides.

Nokia is better that the other tablet devices for the screen that provides as best in class screen. The screen is HD and from our researches we found out that is as highly as iPad Air. There is not any reflection, even in direct sunlight. The image quality is high and the colors remain same, whatever angle you are watching it. That is great because you could watch something with your friends and everyone will get high quality program on the tablet.

Nokia_Lumia_2520_reviewThe one thing that interest most clients is the applications. Applications always been murky area for Windows, and because of that clients do not buy Window’s devices. However, now you could easily find apps using the extensive menu and categories available. Such as, games, entertainment, photo, music, video, sports, books etc. Apps so you will be spending a lot of free time plenty on Facebook or Twitter as well.

However, Nokia is the most trusted company worldwide. With fantastic screen quality, with very suited size, in general Nokia made great tablet. This device is very useful for writers, particularly in Word. It definitely pays of its pricing. There is not any doubt in the quality of Nokia’s devices. The greatest of all is that you could run multiple apps with no delays, and that annoys most, from other tablets we use. Nokia patiently waited and they reach the top of high quality tablets nowadays

The Most Popular Smartphone

The popularity of apple’s phone is growing fast on t market. The Apple iPhone 5S is at the highest position in the UK’s most popular handset. They continue with this popularity for near five months. The new iPhone 5S is replacing the third placed Samsung Galaxy S4 in second.

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We have these researches from the mobile trackers for February, which was base on live searches. It is interesting to know that Apple and Samsung hold seven of the top ten positions. These two companies are holding the whole market, and not only in handset even with their tablets, ipads etc. The iPhone 4S has replaced the Galaxy S3 in fourth with the Samsung device dropping to fifth. Apple and Samsung are always replacing each other in their places. The iPhone 4S has replaced the Galaxy S3 in fourth with the Samsung device dropping to fifth. Also, Galaxy Note3 and HTC One helt onto their respective rankings of sixth and seventh, with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact a new entry at eight.

Within these researches, we could see that Apple holds the market for very long time, and they are not willing to let it go. When Apple launch some new device it always climb on the first or second place, and they always push down Samsung devices. Could Samsung beat the score and place their handset on the first place? Could Samsung beat Apple once for all? Would other devices ever have the ability to beat Apple with their devices? For example, Sony’s current flagship Smartphone, the Xperia Z1, held onto ninth position. The Galaxy S4 Mini feels two places tenth. But, when the new iPhone 5S has dropped out now discontinued, out of the chart altogether having been the tenth most popular handset. The biggest surprise was the jumping of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which has shot into the charts and even surpassed the Z1. Anyway, Sony still is far away from taking the highest places and even gets close to iPhone.

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Nowadays the iPhone 4 is no longer in the chart that is great for Samsung because within time their devices become more popular on the market. Well, we all know that Samsung manufacturer is the most popular not, if we base that on total number of handsets in the top 10. However, the British public still is something like apple team, and they are not giving up on this apple device. That is why iPhone is holding pretty much of the market worldwide and for Samsung is very hard to take the British market.

However, if Samsung one day have the British market, they would defin itely climb on the first place above Apple, and things would change for technology and for Apple future. However, we could know for true, time would definitely change the handsets or tablets and we will see who will end up on number one. For now, Cubot has the first place, and it is very likely to be some very stiff competition for Apple.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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Are you looking for the right tablet for you or your closest? Do not know which one to pick? Read on and maybe you would like this kind of model that we have chosen for you. In addition, we have chosen something new from Sony line. Sony did not wait too long for their brand new Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Did you know that at the begging it was call huge sell phone? People did not know in which category to place this device. Should they place it in cell phones or in tablets? Nevertheless, in the end they placed it in tablets. Because it is more, tablet that handset.

We have done a little research for you. Therefore, we find out something more about this strange device. Sony Xperia Z Ultra is device packs a 6.5-inch Full HD screen. The main thing about this device is that is WiFi only model. In addition, because of that we truly hope that we will get some decent price for it. Do you know what the best thing about this device is? Well, prepare for next thing from its description. We found out that Sony Xperia Z Ultra is dust proof and waterproof. That is certainly great about this device.

That is not all; it comes with high-end specs, which include a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of Ram. That is great, Sony prove one more time that they can stick with the technology. Until now they never betrayed our trust and they were making great cell phones and other equipment. So now is time to prove that they can create a great tablet. Moreover, we think that they have done that.  Sony Xperia Z Ultra is everything you can imagine. Well every device has bad and good thing. We have already told some of its good things, and now here comes the bad side of this device.

The bad thing about Sony Xperia Z Ultra, as we mention before is the WiFi only unit, because it still has not hit the international market. In addition, this tablet or popular called huge phone is available only in Japan. Well who knows, maybe in the next future tablets will take over smart phones and we will use only huge phones as Sony Xperia  Ultra. In addition, let us not to forget to write about its bunch of appealing Cubot accessories.

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You can get a stylus pen, power cover, and magnetic charging dock. We think that Sony made a great work with this tablet. We hope that in the future we can see and find Sony Xperia Z Ultra worldwide not only in Japan. Do you want to be the first one to know about technology news? Than stay on our website and we will work hard to deliver you only fresh news from technology world. Do not be the last one to find out. Mix Phones are here to bring you the latest news for tablets, smart phones, iPods, and everything else.

Cubot Note S Stories: the good, the bad and the trending in Kenya’s phone market

Every coin has two sides, just like every story has two sides depending on the one telling the story. Every story will be as true as the one telling it that is if he is genuine. The story will also be as true as the source that it comes from. Today I chose to look at the other side of the Cubot Note S that you will often not hear from most people in Kenya. I will give you the story as it comes from the people, those who use the Cubot Note S.

I am have not suggested that this is a bad phone by any chance, as a matter of fact, Cubot Note S has won the hearts of many Kenyans and is still getting many people on board as the days go by. I will try and blend the story from the makers of the Cubot Note S and the stories from the people in Kenya that are using this phone. My main aim today will be achieving a story that is perfectly blended to give you an insight in the Cubot Note S smartphone.

Let us take each and every specification that this phone comes with to see whether it has lived up to the standard of what it says it can deliver.

Battery

Battery of Cubot Note S

Cubot Note S makers made sure that the battery capacity of this smartphone perfectly fits into the Kenyan context which calls for people to have smartphones that are able to keep up with the state of electricity in this country. It offers a battery capacity of Cubot Note S which if you ask me is not found in most smartphones in Kenya.  The good side of this story is that when the battery is full, you will be able to enjoy so many hours of talk time plus surfing the internet and much more that you may want to do with your phone. Bottom line is that the Cubot Note S offers you the best deals in batteries in Kenya. That was one of the sides of the coin; the other side that you may probably not like is the fact that this phone takes forever to be fully charged. This is a complain that has been aired by most of the users that own the Cubot Note S in Kenya. What is the point of having a good battery that takes forever to be fully charged? It is a disappointment that you will have to face when you get to the market and buy this phone.

Memory

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The RAM and the ROM of this phone provide some of the good news in this phone, to begin with, it has an internal memory of 16GB which will store most of your documents, more so the important ones and the photos that you will be taking with your camera. This memory can also be expanded by an external SD card which is common in most Kenyans who have the culture of having a memory card even with large storage on their phones. I tend to think that the Cubot Note S is a smartphone that has maintained a great storage for its customers. This is the same storage that other expensive phones such as the Samsung Galaxy are offering their clients. The other side of this story is also good, so far no complaints from the users. It comes with a 2GB RAM that is really great for a phone that is quite affordable. What this kind of RAM should give you is a smartphone that will not hang whenever you are using your applications. It is also supposed to allow you to multi-task with all the apps that are on your Cubot Note S. this means that you can easily switch between apps with so much ease something that most Kenyans with smartphones would wish to have.  The other side of this story is something that I have not been able to understand up to date. Almost everyone that owns the Cubot Note S in Kenya has complained due to the constant hanging of this phone. Sometimes it is so serious that you have to remove the battery for the phone to continue functioning. This is a major downside, most people are in need of phones that will give them an easy time whenever they are operating the apps on a smartphone.

Camera

Camera of Cubot Note S

An 8MP back camera and a 5MP front camera is perfect for you at any day. The images that this smartphone produces are of great quality to you as the user and more often than not will make you happy. Most people in Kenya want a smartphone that they can use any day and anytime to record great moments that they have with friends. Most front cameras are less that 5MP and thus the Cubot Note S will give you some of the best deals in town. The other side of this story from most Cubot Note S users in Kenya is that the quality of the photos reduces with the reducing light intensity. The best shots are taken when outside where there is natural light. In as much as this phone comes with an LED flash, the quality of the photo is distorted more so the color. At times, you may get images that are not close to what you wanted when in dark areas. At close range, the camera will give you the best shots that are quite clear during the day. This may at times be a challenge when you are trying to take photos that are not at close range with the Cubot Note S.  You will have to take some time and do some adjustments with the camera to get great shots of images that may not be close.

Other specs

The other specs are quite amazing and have a good story to tell, for instance, with all these challenges that this phone comes with, it runs on one of the latest android operating system. The 5.1 lollipop version which is only found in recent smartphone devises in Kenya, it is among the good things that this phone has to offer. This version will give you access to some of the updated apps that are exciting and easy to use.

The dual sim card capability is something that makes the Cubot Note S a darling to most Kenyans. There is a lot of competition from the service providers in Kenya and this gives an opening to a lot of great offers that benefit the users. You can juggle between any two of the service providers to get the best in terms of internet, call charges, text messages among other things. With this smartphone, all this is made possible. With the dual sim provision, no one can give the bad side of the Cubot Note S in Kenya.

The other good side of the Cubot Note S is that it is quite affordable to most people with a price range of less than Ksh 10,000 it gives you the best experience that you can get in a smartphone in Kenya. What the makers of this brand have achieved in doing is making smartphones accessible to most people who may not be able to afford some of the most expensive smartphones around. Plus it is easily accessible on most online stores in the country and you don’t have to worry about the stock because this smartphone has really been stocked in the Kenya to make sure that no one will miss the smartphone experience. This is the good side that most users of the Cubot Note S in Kenya will have to agree with me that it does not have a bad side. The price is fair and most people will appreciate the price without complaining.

My Opinions on Note S

My take is that this may not be the perfect device with 100% perfection but it has some of the best prices that you will agree with me are mind blowing. Cubot Note S has managed to get a large following in the country with most people having a liking of this phone. If you don’t already own one, and you plan to get one of them then you will be informed when you are going to the stalls to get one.

You will have to balance and check whether the other side of the story of this phone will work for you or may not work for you. The worst part of this story is that there is no phone that will get in Kenya that is perfectly perfect, even the most expensive phone will always have a downside. The time we will get a smartphone that is perfect and has a story that can be told on one angle only, that will be the time that invention in smartphone technology will die. Till then we expect more smartphones that will have two sides of the story, in which one will be good and the other might not be as good.

Is It Crazy For Lenovo That Bought Motorola?

In our previous articles, we mentioned that Google is selling Motorola to Lenovo. The main question for that was why Lenovo want to buy Motorola. They did not even buy the good stuff, because Google is holding on to 7,000 patents. Therefore, Lenovo only got the handset side. Now Motorola is having a global Smartphone market, which means it does not feature in the top 10. Last year Lenovo ended as the world’s fourth largest Smartphone manufacturer. It was risky for Lenovo to buy Motorola, because they are not likeable in the UK market.

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In that way, Lenovo should spend a lot of money just turning Motorola around. Google also spend a lot of money for restructuring it. Chinese Lenovo really needs brand that is know in western, because when it comes to handsets the western market is hardly xenophobic. Maybe that is why Lenovo is taking huge risks right now. For example, the Korean Samsung’s global success, it is not only keeping up behind Apple in terms of shipments, but it is also building the UK’s largest 4G network. If we compare Lenovo and Samsung, we could see that they two share many similarities. Samsung has the whole package- TV’s and laptops as well as handsets. However, analysts do agree that the key to success is offering multi-screen Smartphone on the market.

Motorola brand is useful in terms of credibility if not financially. The business between Lenovo and Google it is the most need because of Android’s success as operating system on the market. Does Lenovo want to beat Android in every step? Well, perhaps they want to make something better, maybe that is why they bought Motorola so now they could invest in something completely new and different from Android, and the most important something that is better than Android. It sounds crazy, right. Well it is a bit crazy, but obviously, Lenovo I taking risk with everything they have. There is not any reason and, why they have bought Motorola, as we said before and only the handset part. In addition, Lenovo and Google made 10-year patent licensing agreement- so this speaks that it is all about trying not to be sue over breach of IP. Motorola is decline for several years; in fact, it is faling quite quickly down from 9.1 per cent to 8.5 per cent in the first three months of 2013 alone.

That is definitely not a good sign, and it is definitely bad sign for Lenovo, but perhaps they think that in sinking boat there is gold. Well, it has true in that sentence. Many years ago, even before Smartphones, Motorola was popular phone on the market something as if Nokia and they were unbreakable and great looking. So, we thing there is gold in that sinking boat and maybe Lenovo is having the greatest of all deals. However, looking from the other side, maybe Motorola had its time, they had enough, and they should stop and change everything from the beginning. That will cost money, and you never know what time is going to bring. Maybe something completely new that is going to beat Apple, Nokia.

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 Less than a month, HTC officially reveals the new HTC One 2, which is described as the heavily rumoured device, also known as the HTC One m8 or the HTC One Plus. Just to stoke the gadget fire a little further, the Taiwanese company has put up and official poster in the window of Selfridges in London that reads: The all-new HTC One, and then simply, Feel it. That is very cool commercial to promote the new device, and very smart move from HTC Company.
The two words Feel it, give some sense of discreet touch and something intimate so it will make you to go right away to the phone stores just to see the new device. They have made a good score with this new commercial. We are not so use to watch some great commercial from HTC Company. However, they got the point; if you want to sell your product, you should seduce your new and old customers every time. That also give a clue to us that HTC is planning to call its new handset simply the New HTC One- that is something similar as Apple took with the fourth iPad. But rest of the companies have to follow the most great of all, so maybe that is why HTC follows Apple in this one, so they could reach the higher position on the market, they simply learn from the best.
The official HTC Uk twitter account posted a snap of the poster and added the message: Something is happening in Selfridges. It obvios means that we could see the follow up to the massively popular HTC One for sale at Selfridges immediately following HTC’s main events at the London Olypmia and in New York. HTC attempts to get us all very excited without revealing too much, so other sources are not quite so restrain. There is twelve-minute video by the YouTuber Roshan Jamkatel, and he claimed to show off a fully featured developer edition of the HTC One 2. There are plenty of leaks that we have heard in last month, we heard that they would be on-screen buttons, maybe dual rear camera and very large round screen.
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Those all things were confirm in the video, so we could not know if that is for real. However, we could expect anything from HTC. The official reveal is going to be, on 25 March, so until then we must wait to see what HTC is going to bring to its customers. Maybe they are playing the same game as Apple, with releasing all those devices with small difference, except the new iPhone 6, which is quite different from the rest. However, we truly hope that HTC One 2 is going to be much better from the old one, much faster and it would not have all those software problems. The good thing is that HTC knows what their customer really need, and they give the device to them and you could really feel the difference with the rest of the devices out there.