Miscellaneous – OneTechStop https://www.onetechstop.net Your Source For All Tech Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:13:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.onetechstop.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-onetechstop-1-1-32x32.png Miscellaneous – OneTechStop https://www.onetechstop.net 32 32 77705806 Here’s how Apple may make iPhone 12 as powerful as a MacBook. https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/17/__trashed-2/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/17/__trashed-2/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:58:17 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38554

A lot of reports have been reported till now, about iPhones. Right from names to design, and camera sensors, we have seen all kind of reports. Now, a new sheds some light on processor capabilities of the iPhones, that come in second half of the year. As, per a report by Mac World, “Cupertino-based” tech […]

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A lot of reports have been reported till now, about iPhones. Right from names to design, and camera sensors, we have seen all kind of reports.

Now, a new sheds some light on processor capabilities of the iPhones, that come in second half of the year. As, per a report by Mac World, “Cupertino-based” tech gaint is going to use the next A14 Chipset. to be based on 5nm process.

Talking about the CPU performance of this chipset, the report redirects that should get a score of 1600.
As compared to A13’s score of almost 1400. for multi-core performance, the report suggest that unlike A12  and A13 chipsets.

It is due to this, that the iPhone 12 lineup may score around 4500-5000. a score of 5,000 would be similar to 6-core mainstream desktops cpu’s.

Earlier this month, it was reported by digitimes that semiconductor manufacturing company (TSMC), will make a A14 chipset for Apple.

The Apple A14 chipset is said to be more powerful and power efficient, compared to A13 chipset. The A13 bionic chip is the faster chip that Apple, put in iPhones till date.

 

 

 

 

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Spotify & WCG enters into a deal, will bring missing catalogs to India. https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/17/spotify-wcg-enters-into-a-deal-will-bring-missing-catalogs-to-india/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/17/spotify-wcg-enters-into-a-deal-will-bring-missing-catalogs-to-india/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:20:49 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38552 Spotify

Due to a long going dispute between the streaming giant, Spotify, and WCG, Warner Chappell Group, Indian users were not able to listen to some of the most listened artists. These artists include Linkin Park, Beyonce, etc, which are missing from the catalog in India. The deal, which completed a few days back will bring […]

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Due to a long going dispute between the streaming giant, Spotify, and WCG, Warner Chappell Group, Indian users were not able to listen to some of the most listened artists. These artists include Linkin Park, Beyonce, etc, which are missing from the catalog in India.

The deal, which completed a few days back will bring all these artists and others to the Indian catalog. This will end the year-long dispute between the two, making sure that everything goes smooth again.

The deal is a global license for Spotify, which allows Spotify to distribute Warner artists’ music around the world, which, now also includes India.

Back in 2019, in the midst of several disputes between the two, Spotify launched its services in India. Which initially made WCG to not allow them to use any of their artist’s music on the streaming platform.

This was a big blow to them since India is a market of several streaming services. All of these have the right to access the WCG music catalog and are allowed to stream over. And surviving in a market with music streaming services like Apple Music, Gaana, JioSaavn, it was a tough competition for Spotify since the beginning. With the loss of the biggest music catalog, it drew half nail into the coffin.

In fact, Google also launched its YouTube Music streaming services in India. Priced around ₹129 for YT Premium, and ₹99 for YT Music is still better. On the other hand, Spotify provides one month of free trial and then ₹119 for a month. Which is way too cheaper than what citizens of US pay for.

As of now, the catalogs haven’t been updated. We may see the catalogs to be updated within a month.

Source: TechCrunch

Also, Read: Google’s next pixels might be two new mid-rangers

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Dell G5 SE is the first Ryzen 4000 laptop from Dell. https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/08/dell-g5-se-is-the-first-ryzen-4000-laptop-from-dell/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/08/dell-g5-se-is-the-first-ryzen-4000-laptop-from-dell/#respond Wed, 08 Jan 2020 18:10:57 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38454 Dell G5 SE

This year, CES 2020 is bringing some greatest and innovative products under the spotlight. Some are bringing new processors, some are coming with bezel-less TVs, etc. Fortunately, Dell also came out with its new gaming laptop at CES 2020. The new laptop from their G-series is the Dell G5 SE. And specialty about this product? […]

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Dell G5 SE

This year, CES 2020 is bringing some greatest and innovative products under the spotlight. Some are bringing new processors, some are coming with bezel-less TVs, etc. Fortunately, Dell also came out with its new gaming laptop at CES 2020. The new laptop from their G-series is the Dell G5 SE. And specialty about this product? It is the first laptop from Dell with a Ryzen processor.

The Dell G5 SE is a 15-inch gaming laptop from Dell’s affordable range of gaming laptops. These laptops generally come with performance nearest to their Alienware series, but with some cost-cutting here and there.

The laptop will come with the Ryzen 4000 H-series mobile processors, which packs 8 cores and 16 threads at max. And over that, there is also the Radeon RX 5000M GPU as well. And with the AMD SmartShift, both the CPU and GPU can be overclocked dynamically, giving a good performance, and then automatically cools down when not needed.

The G5 SE is going to be the thinner gaming laptop, which might come with the 1080p resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate panel. The Keyboard is a normal type unless we get to know more about this laptop in the coming days. However, the WASD keys are having the highlighted borders.

The Dell G5 SE packs a 68Wh battery and will cost $800, and will be made available starting from the month of April this year.

I hope they bring this laptop in India because first, we have the Dell G3 and G7 only. And second, they do not have good Price to Performance (G3 only), and G7 is a little bit on the costlier side.

Source: PCWorld

Also, Read: OnePlus gets ‘inspired’ by Apple, brings this iPhone feature.

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Tiger Lake processors announced by Intel at CES 2020. https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/07/tiger-lake-processors-announced-by-intel-at-ces-2020/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2020/01/07/tiger-lake-processors-announced-by-intel-at-ces-2020/#respond Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:34:07 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38442 Tiger Lake

The processor market has seen a lot of battles between Team Blue and Team Red. Just last year, AMD announced its 3rd Generation Ryzen processors built with 7nm process, targeting the gaming community with an affordable and amazing price to performance CPUs. However, things weren’t going good on Intel’s side. Last year, they announced the […]

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Tiger Lake

The processor market has seen a lot of battles between Team Blue and Team Red. Just last year, AMD announced its 3rd Generation Ryzen processors built with 7nm process, targeting the gaming community with an affordable and amazing price to performance CPUs. However, things weren’t going good on Intel’s side. Last year, they announced the Ice Lake mobile CPUs, which to be honest are complete garbage. They are maxed out at 4 Cores 8 Threads mobile CPUs only. However, things are somehow changing this year. At the CES 2020, Intel finally announced its latest Tiger Lake processors.

However, these processors still target the mobile platform. Moreover, the Tiger Lake CPUs are made from 10nm+ processor, assuring better performance. Other than the performance optimization, Intel is also bringing its latest discrete graphics onboard with the processors. This is the new graphics – Intel Xe architecture. And it somehow revolves around the rumors that Intel and AMD are working together on these graphics.

This is what intel says:

Tiger Lake will deliver double-digit performance gains, massive AI performance improvements, a huge leap in graphics performance and 4x the throughput of USB 3 with the new integrated Thunderbolt 4.

With their statement, we can conclude that the processors are going to have Thunderbolt support out of the box. However, it solely depends on the manufacturers to add Thunderbolt on budget/ entry-level computers.

The laptops powered by Tiger Lake processors are to launch this year itself. We hope Intel doesn’t make any mistakes like the previous Ice Lake processors.

Source: MSPoweruser

Also, Read: Samsung Galaxy S11 a.k.a S20 to have a 120Hz Display

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Gears POP! lands in Play Store, Microsoft is the publisher. https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/27/gears-pop-lands-in-play-store-microsoft-is-the-publisher/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/27/gears-pop-lands-in-play-store-microsoft-is-the-publisher/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2019 17:14:18 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38362 Gears POP!

Microsoft Corporation launched its new game, called Gears POP! on the Play Store this month. It is a realtime multiplayer game with Gears character. That too in the miniature form. All you have to do is gather your squads, have several PvP battles collect battle Pins, upgrade them and more. It is a tap-to-place game. […]

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Gears POP!

Microsoft Corporation launched its new game, called Gears POP! on the Play Store this month. It is a realtime multiplayer game with Gears character. That too in the miniature form.

All you have to do is gather your squads, have several PvP battles collect battle Pins, upgrade them and more. It is a tap-to-place game. All you have to do is place the characters on the battlefield making sure you destroy the enemy outpost with all the might you have.

Game features are as follows:

  • Duel players from around the world in real-time PVP battles on iconic Gears battlefields!
  •  Over 30 Gears of War characters are ready for your orders, all brought to life in authentic Funko Pop! designs.
  • Earn sweet rewards and epic bounties from Gear Packs.
  • Build your squad the way you want, mixing and matching COG & Locust units like never before.
  • Turn the tide of battle with powerful ‘Ultimate’ abilities, like the devastating Emergence Hole that floods the battlefield with Wretches.
  • Battle through the arenas and into the big leagues to challenge the best players in the world and fight for even better rewards.
  •  Test your mettle in the Bootcamp to try out new squads and hone your strategy.
  • Team up with a crewmate against a Horde of enemies and fight an epic Boss!
  •  Customize your Funko Pop avatar with body armor, t-shirts and stickers!

So head to the Play Store to download the game here.

Also, Read: How to Scale Your Business Using Technology

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How to Scale Your Business Using Technology https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/27/how-to-scale-your-business-using-technology/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/27/how-to-scale-your-business-using-technology/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2019 13:01:28 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38359 How-to-Scale-Your-Business-Using-Technology

As a business owner in the modern world, you rely on technology to market your business, sell to customers, and manage your daily operations. But when the time comes to grow, you need the technology that can support your new endeavors. With so many inventions entering the market every day, it can be challenging to […]

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As a business owner in the modern world, you rely on technology to market your business, sell to customers, and manage your daily operations. But when the time comes to grow, you need the technology that can support your new endeavors.

With so many inventions entering the market every day, it can be challenging to choose the right ones for your business. After all, it’s an investment that should bring you a good return, so you can’t pick just any app and software.

Wondering how to scale your business in the new decade using the newest tech products? Read on to find out!

Operations Automation

For businesses to run smoothly and without delays, there are apps and software that automate business operations. These huge cloud-based systems take care of everything from managing finances to inventory, and resources.

For example, if you look at the Oracle NetSuite pricing, you’ll realize the investment is well worth it as you’re getting an all-encompassing business management system.

Onboarding Process Tech

If you hire people frequently, tech can help your HR team develop a streamlined onboarding process. New employees can fill out their paperwork quickly, look into important information about their position, and be automatically added to team collaboration channels.

Scaling your business this way will save everyone’s time and energy, and new hires will feel more comfortable and relaxed.

Customer Relationship Systems

Building and maintaining strong relationships with your clients and customers is a difficult task. Luckily, there are special platforms and apps that can help you gather and manage all your contacts in one place.

This way, you’ll always know which phase of the buyer’s journey your customers are so you can offer tailored solutions. CRS apps also integrate with hundreds of other platforms so you can run your business seamlessly.

Chatbots

Chatbots are the future and they can help you generate leads, offer customer service, and build strong customer relationships. To figure out how to scale a business with chatbots, install them on your website and prepare a few default messages.

You can ask customers questions, offer useful links, give them promo codes, or allow them to search your help center. Then, you can gather and analyze this data and see where you can improve.

Find What Works for Your Business

Not all tools and apps are made the same in terms of scaling possibilities, performance, and results. Some technology will help your business soar, but until you find the right system, you’ll go through many trial and error phases.

It’s important to quickly identify which tech helps you scale and let the rest of it go. This way, you’ll make space for new inventions and keep testing until you find your perfect fit.

Now You Know How to Scale Your Business With the Help of Technology!

Wondering how to scale your business quickly? Let technology take over! Using automation processes, chatbots, and streamlined onboarding processes, you’ll help your customers, your teams, and yourself.

Read more about the latest tech news and industry trends by browsing through the rest of the articles on our website.

 

 

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5 Ways Moving Your Business to the Cloud Could Benefit Customers & Employees https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/18/5-ways-moving-your-business-to-the-cloud-could-benefit-customers-employees/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/18/5-ways-moving-your-business-to-the-cloud-could-benefit-customers-employees/#respond Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:32:44 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38314 cloud computing

Cloud computing offers a new era in technology, and for businesses. It provides the chance to develop an infrastructure better suited to serve their employees and customers alike. With that in mind, here are 5 of the most important ways that taking advantage of the cloud can benefit your business.   Reduce downtime IT outages […]

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Cloud computing offers a new era in technology, and for businesses. It provides the chance to develop an infrastructure better suited to serve their employees and customers alike. With that in mind, here are 5 of the most important ways that taking advantage of the cloud can benefit your business.

 

  1. Reduce downtime

IT outages can cost companies huge sums of money and have devastating long-term impacts on business. Managing projects at work requires the consistent ability to connect to important documents, and when systems fail, businesses grind to a halt. Cloud computing offers numerous benefits. It can be more reliable, and this enhances employee productivity. We’ve all been there when the office goes into meltdown due to an IT system failure and access to important documents is unavailable. Cloud computing offers a far more advanced infrastructure that is less likely to be prone to issues and failures. Because of this, employees are able to manage their workloads more effectively and suffer reduced downtime, meaning important deadlines and business goals can be adhered to.

 

  1. Flexibility of Storage

Weighing up the extra flexibility that cloud storage offers means it’s far more likely that your business will be able to store and analyze customer data. Having the freedom to interpret important data and make valuable insights about your business is key to gaining the edge over your competitors and driving business growth. Flexible cloud storage allows for a more efficient way of managing and handling the data you gather, meaning that you’ll be far more likely to make the most of it. Teams operating on different continents could potentially make use of customer data. This can allow for a far more in-depth view of your business and its audience. If you’re looking to make the most of your customers, then working alongside a professional contact centre consultancy is a great way to ensure you’re making the most of your customer data. You can use this data to drive the way your business adapts to future challenges.

 

  1. Minimize the Risk of Data Loss

Losing data is a risk that businesses face on a daily basis and it’s certainly not one to take lightly. A data loss can have serious and lasting consequences for any business. Interruptions to workflow and downtime in a data loss situation can take weeks or even months to recover from. Cloud computing offers simple ways to duplicate stored data —meaning that in the event of such a situation, recovery can be far swifter.

 

  1. Growth and Scalability

If your business is in a rapid phase of growth, then cloud computing can be a great way to be more adaptable in the coming years. If you need more data and storage, then simply upgrade your package with your supplier — it’s that easy. No investment is required in complicated hardware or server facilities reducing overheads and allowing you to focus on your business.

 

  1. Employees are Free to Work from Anywhere

Without reliance on networks and servers, your employees are able to access important information wherever they are. The demand for working from home and remote locations such as co-working spaces has been growing steadily in recent years. If you’re not able to offer this service to employees due to outdated business infrastructure, you won’t be able to attract and retain the top talent in your industry.

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Pixel 4 XL Review https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/15/pixel-4-xl-review/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/15/pixel-4-xl-review/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 21:24:29 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38216

Overview: The Pixel 4 XL is Google’s newest flagship device. The question that is going to be asked throughout this review is “what makes a flagship a flagship”. This device has been flooded with controversy concerning aspects such as the specifications, build quality, and software choices. My main question is, do these aspects make it […]

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Overview:

The Pixel 4 XL is Google’s newest flagship device. The question that is going to be asked throughout this review is “what makes a flagship a flagship”. This device has been flooded with controversy concerning aspects such as the specifications, build quality, and software choices. My main question is, do these aspects make it not a “flagship” or a bad device in general? Some of this will be opinion, but I want to make this review as objective as possible. One thing I do want to say is I LOVE the “Oh So Orange” color. It is amazing and this is the last time I will bring it up. Now, onto the review!

Specifications:

I am going to make this as brief as possible because, in my opinion, the specifications are not super important with this device in particular.

Snapdragon 855
6gb ram
64 or 128gb storage
12mp main camera and 16mp 2x optical zoom camera (rear)
8mp front camera with a 90 degree field of view
IR face unlock with Soli Radar sensor
Dual Speakers (one bottom facing one front facing)
USB C port (no 3.5mm jack and no dongle in the box)
6.3 inch 3040 x 1440p 90hz display (XL) or 5.7 inch 2280 x 1080p 90hz display (regular)
3700 mah battery (XL) 2800 mah battery (regular)
Android 10

Display:

Quality:

The Pixel 4 XL has a very nice display. It is as you would expect of a device of its caliber. It gets just bright enough to see outside, colors are accurate, and blacks are deeps and inky. Exactly what you would expect from a high-quality OLED panel.

One aspect I haven’t heard many people talk about is the real-time color correction. The color tone of the device shifts slightly depending on the lighting condition. iPhones have had a feature similar to this for a few years now and it’s why their devices always seem to have such great color profiles. The Pixel 4 devices do something very similar. Although you don’t notice it I think that’s for the best. The display looks consistently good and I think that deserves kudos to Google.

Refresh Rate:

The 90hz has been a consistently good for me. I have not noticed when the frame rate shifts from application to application. I really can’t say I have a strong opinion against the switching of the refresh rate. Have there been bumps? Yes, there have been, however, in the time the device has been out Google has heard the issues and are working to fix the problems. The addition of monthly patches means that if you have an issue that isn’t the direct quality of the screen itself, the software should be fixed.
Performance:

I apologize to everyone expecting me to complain about there not being top of the line specifications in this machine. The Snapdragon 855 and 6gb of ram do a fantastic job in this device. I have never had dropped frames, lag, or stutter. As long as Google does a good job with its software (which, who knows if that will happen) this device will be great and stay great.

I have had no problems with multitasking. I feel as though 6gb of ram is a good fit for this device. It’s not meant to be a multitasking king, but if you’re switching between two or three apps regularly you won’t see a problem. The only app that continues to eat your ram for breakfast is the camera. I think it’s mostly how Google does its image processing but if I take a few pictures or a video you will always have to reload the app you were last using. Other than that though, multitasking is just fine.

If you’re looking to game on the 90hz display you should be in good shape. I am not the biggest mobile gamer, however, light gaming should be fine. I recommend looking up what games support frame rates over 60hz. Games such as Mario Run look fantastic and run great on the Pixel 4 XL. In the long run though, if you’re looking for a gaming phone you’re probably not looking at a Pixel in the first place.

Camera:

It’s a Pixel phone, it wouldn’t make sense for me to NOT talk about the camera. I am not going to talk about what this camera doesn’t do though. We already know the device doesn’t have a wide-angle camera or 4K60 video. Is that sad? Yes, it is. However, the Pixel 4 line does some really awesome things such as Astrophotography and 8x “lossless” zoom. If you want a really fantastic point and shoot camera then chances are you will love the Pixel’s camera. I have TONS of samples I will be posting below. I want you, the reader, to make your own opinion because this is a situation you can do so! My samples will be below. Leave your opinions in the comments below!

Battery Life:

The battery life isn’t great, but not terrible. I can, on average, get until about 12-13 hours of battery life with 3.5-5 hours of screen on time. Standby time is when I notice the battery is draining the most. I am generally surprised when I haven’t touched my phone in 7 hours at work and my phone goes from 90% to 60%. It is my hope some of this can be fixed by software updates.

In terms of the screen on time, I really don’t have a huge issue. While it’s not mind-blowing it’s not horrible either. Again, unfortunately, this device isn’t made for road warriors. I think the biggest bummer is if the phone is dead you can’t use the amazing camera. I wouldn’t recommend carrying a portable battery with you, but I would suggest grabbing your charger to plug in if you get a cup of coffee. The battery life isn’t the reason to buy the phone, but it’s not the reason to not buy it. (It is for the smaller Pixel though)

Smaller Aspects:

This is where I want to put those smaller points that shouldn’t get their own section but I still want to discuss.

Software:

In my opinion, Google does a phenomenal job with their software. It has been incredibly smooth, consistent, and just customizable for me to make it feel like it’s my own. I can alter aspects such as icon shapes, font type, accent colors, and dark mode. It’s not too much, but it adds just enough for me in addition to Android’s customizability. It’s not Oneplus or Samsung levels but keeping things fresh but simple is a nice change for me.

One aspect that isn’t so amazing about Google’s software has been its bumpy reputation with software updates. I personally had to wait approximately 2 weeks for the November Security patch and am still waiting on the December patch. In the past, Google has been known to get security patches out quickly and reliably. This has not been the case recently. With fun additions such as “feature drops” people are going to want that update button to work, and it simply doesn’t. I hope Google fixes this soon.

Security:

Yes, I am bundling Face Unlock in with security. Security comes in two forms with this device. One side is the Face Unlock which is quick and responsive. Is it perfectly secure with being able to unlock with your eyes closed? No, but no biometric security is foolproof. Fingerprints can be manipulated too. Unfortunately, the fix that didn’t need a fix won’t be here for a few months. However, for what Face Unlock is right now, it’s pretty good. Is there room for improvement? Sure, however, I am happy with it.

The second, more important aspect of security is the monthly security patches. These security patch updates ensure your device has as many security holes patched as possible. This also ensures that your device is getting other bug fixes as soon as they’re available. It’s a good way to show consumers that the manufacturer is still dedicated to their consumers and that they can expect issues they say may be fixed on a known time frame. I think this is great for consumers and if Google were to change its policy to even support devices with security patches for 4 years that would sweeten the deal and something us consumers should push for.

Soli:

This radar chip is kind of cool, but definitely not a selling feature. Using it to light up your display when you’re reaching for it is cool, but it’s temperamental. It doesn’t work well if your phone is standing up or depending on how you’re reaching for it. When it does work though, it’s pretty cool.

The other things it does, are fairly boring an unreliable. Soli can turn down the volume of an alarm as you reach for the phone. While it does work well I rarely used it. I usually use one of my many Google Home Minis as an alarm clock. Although, I’m sure many of you might use this I think this feature in an actual alarm clock makes far more sense. Lastly, you can use it to move back and forth between songs by waving your hand over your phone. I would not recommend this feature. I don’t think the sensors are big enough to accurately read such precise movements.

Call Quality and Speakers:

One of this device’s best features is its speakers. Having an amazing set of dual speakers means you hear your calls and your music loud and clear. Although the device is ip68 water and dust resistant I did not notice any muffling of the speakers. I also have not heard of anyone complaining of how I sound on their end. If you’re looking for a great device to consume media on then I say this may be the best device other than the Razer Phone 2.

Conclusion:

The Pixel 4 line of device is one plagued with controversy. There were many months of leaks, battery life issues, and the 90hz display wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. All of this being said, the Google Pixel 4 does a great job for what I need it to do. I don’t notice any lag, the battery is good enough, speakers are great, it gets updates right when they release (most of the time), and the camera is impeccable. The device certainly has its downfall, and I won’t say it’s perfect, however, I would still recommend it. I can set anyone I know up with a Google Pixel and expect minimal questions. It’s a Google phone for the masses, and that’s why I can easily recommend this device, especially with the crazy deals Google puts out this time of year.

Disclaimer:

This device was not provided by Google and was purchased with Nick’s own money. This review was not passed through Google and you are reading it at the same time they are. Being as this is all the opinions above are our own.

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Asus announces ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition: 1TB storage. https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/14/asus-announces-rog-phone-2-ultimate-edition-1tb-storage/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/14/asus-announces-rog-phone-2-ultimate-edition-1tb-storage/#respond Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:38:06 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38204

Asus recently announced the Rog Phone 2, but now as we start with the manufacturer is already delivering a fresh variant of its gaming handset, revealing the new Ultimate Edition. Not much changes compared with original ROG Phone II. The Ultimate Edition comes in a matte black finish, as opposed glossy exterior. The storage is […]

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Asus recently announced the Rog Phone 2, but now as we start with the manufacturer is already delivering a fresh variant of its gaming handset, revealing the new Ultimate Edition. Not much changes compared with original ROG Phone II.

The Ultimate Edition comes in a matte black finish, as opposed glossy exterior. The storage is increased to 1TB, while the standard version comes with 512GB. Download speed comes with 2Gbps using Cat 20 LTE, but this is the most favorable networking conditions.

 

specifications:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (2.96GHz) with overclocked Adreno 640 GPU
RAM 12GB LPDDR4X
Storage 1TB, UFS 3.0
Display 6.59-inch (19.5:9), 2340×1080, 120Hz/1ms AMOLED with 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 49ms touch latency
Rear cameras 48MP + 13MP wide-angle (125 degrees)
Front camera 24MP
Battery 6,000mAh, 30W fast charging
Software Android 9 Pie with ROG UI or Stock-ish Android
Headphone jack Yes
Other 2x USB-C ports, in-display fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48 mm
Weight 240g

The standard Elite Edition hits shelves starting at the end of September, and Ultimate version will be sold in October. The ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition is only attractive if you’re an AT&T customer.

 

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From the past decade, we have seen that numerous mobile companies are competing to build the best phones for their users. You will find hundreds and thousands of smartphones released every year and updating it with time. Like Huawei released EMUI 9.0, then 9.1 and recently released 10.0 and still upgrading it. It is very […]

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From the past decade, we have seen that numerous mobile companies are competing to build the best phones for their users. You will find hundreds and thousands of smartphones released every year and updating it with time. Like Huawei released EMUI 9.0, then 9.1 and recently released 10.0 and still upgrading it. It is very hard to find the right phone to buy. If you are searching for a new smartphone you obviously have many options, but if the budget is the constraint then you have to be very careful. To make this task stress-free, we have listed some dos and don’ts that you must take into account before purchasing an affordable android phone.

Dos

 

1. Go for durability:

Build is all about the durability of a mobile. The entire smartphone market is mostly separated into two kinds of builds one is metal and the other one is plastic.

There are several glass-coated panels, but those are very limited. If you drop your phone frequently then it is wise to go for a plastic or a metal built smartphone.

2. Figure out the required display:

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The resolution and size of the display rely on how you use your phone. If you regularly stream videos, edit videos or photos, or download and watch movies, then a device display ranging from 5.5-inch to 6-inch, full-HD or QHD should be sufficient for you. Smartphones more than a 6-inch display is not only extra bulky, but also hard to carry.

3. Search for the adequate processor:

The processing power of a device differs from one device to another reliant on numerous factors such as UI, OS version, bloatware and so on.

If you need to edit images, videos or other documents online, stream videos, play heavy games, or often use applications in split screen mode, then phones with Snapdragon 820/821 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 is all you need. But if you are a light user MediaTek processors are enough for you.

4. Hunt for required battery:

android battery

If you’re a heavy mobile user and work on applications, stream videos, play games, and more, then it is preferable to go for a device with at least 3500 mAh battery or more. If you are light or an average user, a smartphone with a 3000 mAh battery would be sufficient for you.

5. Look deeply in storage and camera:

Most of the smartphone’s storage is occupied by the OS and pre-installed applications.
Whether a device is 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or more don’t actually have the mentioned space. If you normally install fewer applications you can choose a 32GB storage device. But users having large number of apps in their smartphones should go for 64GB or 128GB variants.

If you go for a high number of pixels doesn’t mean your camera is better. Several other specs like a camera aperture, pixel size, ISO levels, autofocus and many more are important as well. A 16 MP back camera does not certainly be improved than a 12MP camera. You should see the reviews or check the camera before buying it.  The same goes for the front cameras.

6. Don’t overlook the security and extra features:

Most handsets nowadays have extra security features such as fingerprint sensors and iris sensors. These not only lock or unlock a device but act as a password to access files, documents or applications.

Speakers and the quality of audio is an important feature for those usually do video streaming or video meetings. If you like entertainment on the move, purchase a smartphone that has front-facing speakers.

Ports too can be a feature to look closely into. Even though both USB Type-C and micro-USB ports are present in mobiles nowadays, it is better to switch to USB Type-C not only because it is easy to connect but also it is future-proof.

 

Don’ts:

 

1. Don’t fall for the ads

Every day you see many commercials on TV, ads on social media and even in the newspaper for smartphone advertisements. Don’t ever believe in it, obviously, the device will look good on screen. Maybe it is good but you have to see the specs and reviews. Ads can only make you aware of a newly launched smartphone, not clarify you about it. You have to work on it before buying it.

2. Don’t fall for the sales pitch

There are many sales agents at carriers who are well-intentioned and know what they are talking about. But, the huge majority more concerned about their sales goals, bonuses, and commissions than facilitating you to choose the right handset for your requirements.

Therefore, it is very important to be watchful, particularly if you don’t have much knowledge about technology. In that case, go with a knowledgeable friend to pick the right phone and keep the salesperson from forceful you into what “everybody is purchasing” or what “sells more”.

3. Don’t purchase from the first shop you go to

Go into a store and test some handsets to help you select the one that suits your price range, performance requirements, and design needs. However, if you find the best one, don’t purchase it there! Even though you want a new smartphone immediately, you must do internet research, see the reviews and price comparison.

You have to see both in-store and online to compare plans and prices. By doing this, you can save hundreds of dollars.

4. Don’t select the cheapest or the most expensive

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The Google Pixel 4XL is the most expensive android phone these days, so it should be the best, right? Don’t rush and purchase it. You don’t have to spend lots of cash, so purchasing the most low-priced phone is okay, right? Think once more. Neither choice is a good idea; you will dispose of money by selecting both.

The lowest priced device could break much earlier than estimated and have to be changed. Cheap is costly, as they say. Obviously, in contrast, it is clearer that you must lose money by selecting the most costly device. The excellent technique is just buying the phone on your needs and budget.

5. Don’t choose based on brand loyalty

The well-known brands in the world, obviously, create excellent smartphones with up-to-date technology. It is preferable not to stick to only one brand you like. Keep the mind, and consider the less popular brands which could pleasantly amaze you.

There are numerous smaller brands you don’t know about too much, and yet more, Chinese brands you have possibly not heard of. With these producers, you can get a more reasonable handset that suits all your requirements, and perhaps also boxes some matchless features. Don’t overlook these different brands in your hunt.

6. Don’t exclude last year’s models

Not all latest handsets can surpass their predecessors. Devices like the Galaxy S7 are still on the run, regardless of not being displayed in shop windows. You can have older mobiles online and at a reasonable price.

It costs less as compared to its release price and still gets all the features you need. It can indeed payback to get an older leading phone rather than a latest mid-range device.

7. Don’t buy without knowing your priorities

Lastly, here is the most significant point.

If you are a photographer, don’t purchase a phone with a dull camera. If you usually spend your day out, don’t buy a phone with reduced battery life. If you are a big gamer, a lesser display or pathetic processor will disappoint you. By finding your priorities you will acquire what you really need and want.

 

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