Author: James

Win a Alcatel POP 4 (6) 7070X Android Smart Phone

Following our review of the excellent Alcatel POP 4 (6) you now have a chance to win it. You can see the full review here, and brief specification of the device is: 6 inches, IPS LCD 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 367 PPI MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit Mali-T860 MP 3500 mAh battery LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS WiFI 802.11 a, b, g, n Bluetooth 2 microUSB Fingerprint sensor It is a great mid-range phone that should suit any user. Entry is simple via...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Announced with Infinity Displays

Following the disastrous few months for Samsung, it is pretty important that their new flagship products are something special and ideally won’t explode. Samsung seems to have pulled all the stops out by creating a beautiful pair of phones using what they call infinity displays, which is a near bezel-free display. The S8 has a 5.8” screen and the S8+ has a 6.2” and Both run at what Samsung calls Quad HD+ resolution, otherwise known as 2,960 x 1,440, since these screens are longer than normal. The US Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will feature one of Qualcomm’s octa-core...

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1MORE E1001 Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones Review

1MORE are a completely new brand to me, but apparently, they are making some waves win the audio world with their affordable triple driver E1001 in-ear headphones. Priced at £99.99 they are still expensive compared to your standard cheap brand you might buy off Amazon, for example, the excellent but poorly built SoundMagic E10. Unlike other cheaper brands, 1MORE uses the different technology that is used more often in ultra-high-end monitors from brands such as Shure and Audiofly. These headphones incorporate 2 balanced armature drivers that are tuned to sound good in a specific frequency range as well as...

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Toshiba 480GB Q300 SSD Review

Following my review of the excellent Toshiba Canvio Connect II, Toshiba has been kind enough to send me a sample of their consumer solid state drive (SSD) the Q300. The sample I was sent is the 480GB version, but it also comes in 120GB, 240GB and 960GB varieties. You can get the 480GB model for around £130 putting it around the same price as drives from SanDisk, and the ever popular Crucial BX200. The exact specification of the Q300 is: NAND Toshiba A19nm 128Gb TLC Controller Toshiba TC58 Sequential Read 550 MB/s Sequential Write 530 MB/s 4kB Random Read...

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Alcatel POP 4 6-inch Review. Alcatel 7070X Android Phone

Alcatel has been producing budget phones for several years now, but they have remained largely off my radar. However, recently they were kind enough to send me a sample of the new Alcatel POP 4 6-inch which has a device specific name of 7070X. Alcatel appears to produce a huge number of phones catering for most tastes, looking at Phone Arena, they have released over 30 phones in the past 3 years. The POP 4 6 sits close to the top of phones released by Alcatel in terms of specifications, with only the Idol 4s looking like it has...

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