For those of you who haven’t heard, the latest Motorola Moto X Pure Android smartphone is an “all-carrier” phone that has GSM and CDMA radios to support all AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon networks. Not only that, the Moto X Pure also has 4G LTE bands for all carriers, meaning you will be able to use it on any U.S. carrier.
For those of you who want to take advantage of Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus new “fast” wireless charging feature, you will need to get a Fast Charge Wireless Charger. Now, you will also need to pair it with a fast charge adapter (9V 1.65A) otherwise it won’t actually fast charge wirelessly. Also, this charge is backward-compatible with normal wireless charging and will auto-switch if you are using a smartphone that doesn’t support fast wireless charging (like Galaxy S6).
Xiaomi has been selling their budget device over in China like hotcakes literally. Well, I had to get hands on one of their newer Redmi Note 2 Android smartphones to test it out.
The Redmi Note 2 retails for $125 USD over in China and many places in Asia but I paid $159 from Oppomart.com, which was the lowest price I could find at the time I ordered it. Prices may be higher for those of you ordering from the States but even at $159, I find this budget Android device pretty amazing.
4 years ago, Samsung launched the first big smartphone with its first Galaxy Note Android smartphone. At the time, no one knew that phablets like the Galaxy Note would become popular. In fact, most media outlets called it a ridiculously large phone that’s not going to fit in your pocket. Well, fast forward to 2015 and everyone is using a large phone these days. Even Apple introduced their iPhone 6 Plus to satisfy the people’s urge to use large smartphones. Phablets are like the SUVs of cars and if you want the best SUV, the Galaxy Note 5 is really the best you can buy right now.
I know many of you actually requested me to review my motorcycle in the past so I figured this would be a great time to do a 4K cinematic video test with my OnePlus Two camera.
The OnePlus Two camera has OIS (optical image stabilization) which has much better stable videos than last year’s OnePlus One. I do feel that OIS is great for handheld shots but it interferes with your shots when using a tripod or camera sliders. Some of the scenes have unwanted “bubbly” effect while sliding and that’s clearly due to the OIS trying to over-correct itself. Unfortunately, there’s no way to turn it off and again, I wish smartphone manufacturers started adding these simple new features as it will make these 4K smartphones completely usable for professional videography. Clearly, Note 5 I tested yesterday had much better stabilization over the OnePlus Two.
So, I took my Galaxy Note 5 and my new Edelkrone Slider Plus to test out the full 4K abilities of my new phone. Overall, I am pretty satisfied but there are moments where the Note 5’s auto mode changed the exposure during sliding shots. I feel like there should be manual control to the video recording mode, which could give the camera much more control and end up with better quality videos.
Huawei announced the Huawei watch yesterday, this new fully circular watch comes with a whopping 400×400 pixel display (286ppi) and a choice of stainless steel in silver/black, and leather. Oh yeah, Android Wear now can be used with iOS users, so for all you iWhores, you will be able to use any Android Wear watch such as the Huawei watch with your iPorn. I am actually rather impressed at Huawei for making such a beautiful watch, I think it’s 10 times better than the new Moto 360 2nd generation, which looks nearly identical to its predecessor with a painstakingly ugly flat tire, slight bump in display resolution and faster processor, meh.
For those of you who have broken your S-Pen detection sensor, perhaps because you yanked your S-Pen out while stuck or didn’t use a straw, plastic film, or piece of paper, you may want to replace the S-Pen detection sensor.