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Galaxy A5 2017 is available at a significantly lower price

Samsung’s Galaxy A5 2017 Smartphone is bang among Samsung’s series offerings that is recently launched in the UK with more refined features. Galaxy A5 an impressive mid-range phone is a lookalike of Galaxy S7.

Let’s find out the features of the new brand sleek phone.

Quality & Design:
It’s easy to fall in love with the fantastic looking handset, Galaxy A5 2017. It a sleeker design model with curved rear edges. It’s less slippery and fits perfectly in the hand.

The device measures 146.1×7.14mm and is available in four spellbind colours Black, Gold, Peach Cloud, and a new Blue, each gives different look.Samsung-Galaxy-A5-2017Prize and Availability:
Galaxy S7 lookalike comes at a significantly lower price and is available at online stores.

IP68 water and dust protection:
An IP68 certified Galaxy A5 provides the resistivity to both water and dust.

Display:
This brand new handset comes with the Super AMOLED technology that features very sharp screen and has a 5.2-inch display with full HD resolution of 1920X10180-Pixel, translating to a density of only 424ppi.

Camera:
Galaxy A5 camera is a perfect one for the smart shoot and selfie clicks. This handset comes with 16MP front-facing and rear-facing cameras. It comprises a brighter aperture of f/1.9 and real-time filters that are a solid performer overall.

Battery:
Samsung Galaxy A5 is powered by 3000mAh non-removable battery and offers full day Battery life, though depends on how often the phone is used.

Performance – Processor & Operating System:
Galaxy A5 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by 1.9GHz Octa-core Exynos processor in order to improve the performance of the device.
RAM allocation of the device is increased to 3GB.

Storage:
Galaxy A5 phone packs 32GB of the internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB using MicroSD cards. Galaxy A5 2017, a mid-range phone is a really attractive proposition.

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Samsung’s Galaxy A5 2017 is already in the Market

Samsung has recently launched Galaxy A5 Smartphone in the UK with more refined and efficient features. And great news for Samsung lovers is that the brand new sleek handset is Galaxy S7 lookalike and comes at affordable price. With the impressive features and Stunning looks, Galaxy A5 Smartphone has already gained popularity in the market and is in high demand.
So, let’s know more about its features.

Quality & Design:
The fantastic looking handset has curved rear edges with a sleeker design. It’s less slippery and very comfortable to hold.  The device has 5.2-inch display screen and measures 146.1×7.14mm. It is available in four mesmerizing colors – Black, Gold, Peach Cloud and a new Blue; each gives different look.

IP68 water and dust protection:
Galaxy A5 is an IP68 certified, which means it provides resistivity to both dust and water.galaxyA52017Display:
Super AMOLED technology of Galaxy A5 features very sharp screen. With full HD resolution of 1920X10180-Pixel, it provides only 424ppi screen density.

Camera:
Updated Galaxy A5 involves Camera design as key change with both front-facing and rear-facing cameras rated at 16MP.This Handset includes a brighter aperture of f/1.9 and real-time filters to capture beautiful clicks. We must say that the handset with updated camera is well suitable for the Selfie lovers.

Connectivity:
Samsung has implemented USB-C port in Galaxy A5 that makes the smartphone more convenient and faster. Fingerprint scanner marks one of the important features of the device, which makes mobile payment easy through Android pay.
Bluetooth is upgraded to 4.2 and Wi-Fi to latest 802.11ac.

Battery:
Samsung Galaxy A5 consists of 3000mAh battery and provides with full day Battery life, although depends on how frequently phone is used.

Performance – Processor & Operating System:
To improve the performance, the device has an Octa-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.9GHz and the RAM allocation is increased from 2 to 3GB.
Galaxy A5 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Storage:
Galaxy A5 comes with the default internal storage of 32GB.  Also, the storage is expandable up to 256GB using MicroSD card. The Galaxy A5, a mid-range phone is really going to make its customers happy with its flagship looks, better performance, waterproof features, and good Camera quality. So, it’s pretty clear that this brand-new Smartphone is going to hit the market and proves a successful launch for Samsung.

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Not all Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be receiving a Nougat update: The reason unleashed

Google’s newest operating system, Android Nougat is finally in the market and the Korean Technology giant Samsung has decided to upgrade its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices’ system OS to Nougat. Samsung started the Nougat update last week and many Galaxy S7 / S7 edge users are lucky enough to have the new upgraded software.

But, not every S7 / S7 edge user will be able to upgrade their software. Only those customers who brought their phone directly from Samsung or have a SIM only deal are entitled to this upgrade. But if the phone has been bought directly through a deal with a mobile operator, you won’t be receiving this upgrade.android-nougatThis stringent measure has been applied by Samsung as it wants to beta test the upgrade before it gets to the other devices. This test is necessary as they want to have all the bugs fixed before releasing the upgrade to the bigger market.
Though the update is expected within the next few weeks but the exact time remains unclear. Android Nougat has brought many upgrades and improvements and is far more advanced than its predecessor, the Android Marshmallow. Nougat includes the new GIF keyboard, some new emojis, and “launcher shortcuts” to add 3D features to the home screen.

In order to check if your Android device is entitled to the Nougat update, you can go to settings tab and choose to download the update manually.

Sony was among the first to launch the Nougat update to their Xperia range of smartphones but it stopped dishing out the upgrade after some users faced problems with the audio playback via third party apps and MicroSD card encrypted data read performance along with some other glitches.

A further report states that Sony has identified the root cause and is providing additional firmware for its rectification as it wants to re- commences the rollout as soon as possible.

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Samsung Galaxy J5: A Strong Substitute of the Moto G4

With standard screen brightness and a SIM-free cost of £160, Samsung Galaxy J5 has proved itself the second longest lasting smartphone of 2016. With its cost-effective feature, this brand-new budget handset of Samsung is challenging other budget smartphones like Moto G 4th Gen easily.

Design:
The J5 compromises in many areas like performance and entire build quality for keeping the price low. For instance, its plastic frame isn’t waterproof and its glossy finish doesn’t look do good compared to the metal frames. However, most importantly, the J5 is well-made and its matt cover is nicer than the grooved finish on the Moto G4. The J5’s slim dimensions make it really easy-to-hold.samsung-galaxy-j5 Display:
The J5 is the cheapest Samsung phone that features 5-inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED display. Albeit, the Moto G4’s screen is pretty good but it can’t match the J5’s display’s vibrancy. With its 100% perfect black, SRGB colour gamut coverage and contrast ratio, the picture looks superb on the J5.

Performance:
The J5 is definitely not the fastest smartphone because it can’t compete with other budget smartphones with its Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM. But in Geekbench 3, the J5 has put the Moto G4 behind in the single core and multicore test. Albeit Samsung’s Android 5.1.1 based TouchWiz interface is relatively responsive and smooth, but the Moto G also proved to be faster at loading games or web browsing.moto_g4
Camera:
Like many other budget smartphones, the J5 features a 13MP rear camera which is found quite temperamental relying on the lighting conditions. Surprisingly, there’s no HDR mode for which resulting pictures aren’t very satisfactory. However, colour is bright if the indoor photography is done.

Conclusion:
Albeit the J5 has many issues, it has enough speed to help you do your daily mobile tasks. A slight backlog is the Moto G4 users have already the benefit of having an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is not possible for the J5 users presently. So, except the battery life or screen, the Moto G4 beats the J5 everywhere. One backlog is that the Moto G4 is not water-resistant, albeit it features a 5.5-inch full HD display.

Finally, it’s up to you which smartphone you will choose. If you want a handy set with good battery life and screen quality, then the J5 is good for you. But if you want a budget phone with lots of good features, then you should definitely opt for the Moto G4.

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Samsung Updates Galaxy S6 & S7 Devices before Unveiling Note 7

The smartphone giant, Samsung finally delayed the launch of its all-new Galaxy Note 7. Instead of launching the Note 7 handset, the company has taken some initiative for rolling out some security upgrades for its Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, and S6 handsets.

Different security issues recently have been found in the handsets from Galaxy S6 series, and for this reason Samsung has taken the step of updating instead of releasing its new flagship.

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For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge and S6, the latest security maintenance release of July comes alongside the upgrades for the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices also. According to the company, the update’s size is as high as 350 MB and this size can fix different security issues of both generations of devices.

One of the flaws that Samsung targets for fixing with the latest updates is a vital error which enables some malicious programs for invading the shared memory of a handset via Jack audio service. Provided that ransom ware, malware and some other malicious programs are getting stronger day by day, OEM like Samsung must uncover the security patches launched by Google as early as possible for preventing the privacy and security of the handset users for being compromised.

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Google figured out almost 11 security issues ruining Galaxy S6 Edge last year which included a flaw that could help a hacker gain control over the phone remotely. Within 90 days of being reported, Samsung fixed the flaws and acclaimed by Google for this. Presently, different reports also disclosed that in Galaxy phones, Marshmallow updates played around with stored fingerprints and passwords, which left users unable of unlocking their handsets after updating.

Although, all Galaxy devices are not experiencing these security vulnerabilities, still many are suffering now. So, your device can also belong to them. The company says that once you update your Galaxy device with the latest Android OS, i.e. 6.0 Marshmallow, your device will be unable to identify your fingerprints or stored passwords and so no hacker will be able to use them. So, it will be exciting to see how the Security maintenance update will solve the flaws in July.

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Huawei P8 Lite Finally Rolled Out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update in Europe

If you have purchased the Huawei P8 Lite and you are a resident of Europe, you can experience as well as enjoy the flavor of Marshmallow installed in it. Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker, finally rolled out the latest Android 6.0 update, i.e. Marshmallow for the Huawei P8 Lite handset in Europe. In a few days, this latest update will reach every unit.

Getting the Marshmallow update, the P8 Lite is comparatively an older handset, while talking regarding the update priority. This phone’s US version just updated to Lollipop version of Android from the KitKat version in Q4 of 2015, whereas in Europe, presently the company has done a brilliant job by unveiling the Marshmallow update to Huawei P8 Lite, however, the company ensures that the US will also get this update as soon as possible.

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Huawei, on its website, officially announced the news of this latest update and Poland and Germany have also received this Android Marshmallow update. The update must reach very European nations in a day or two as well. For the P8 Lite model, the size of Android 6.0 update is almost 1.5GB and this is going to be really a heavy download for the users.

You can let us know regarding the update notification, if you have already got it on your smartphone. Well if you still have not got it, the update will definitely reach you in a few days. As your matter of choice, you can even check for the update manually going to the section of the software update in the Settings menu of your phone. You will receive the update late if you have got it from a carrier on contract, as before the update is rolled out, the carriers requires to examine and then approve this Marshmallow update.

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LG G5 Lite powered with Snapdragon 652 spotted at TENAA

LG G5 Lite, LG H848, will be released in China and some more countries around the world. This is an unofficial name for this smartphone, and it is just called LG G5. It is reported that the major changes are in the processing power, which is now replaced by the upper mid-range Snapdragon 652 chip. It’s a solid chipset with four Cortex A72 and four A53 cores, and Adreno 510 GPU.

This handset has a 5.3 inch QHD display and Adreno 530 one of the most powerful mobile GPUs available currently. LG’s phone will get 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 652 for Latin America, which is a cutting edge tech. It will get a metal clad design and comes at the price tag which is almost impossible for West.
However, the LG’s G5 still gets a modular design and 32GB storage capacity.

There is a 16MP primary camera and 8MP front facing snapper and runs of the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It comes powered by Snapdragon 652 chipset which has capacity to capture videos at 2160 pixels resolution.

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Motorola Moto X Play started receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update

Motorola Moto X Play was launched last year alongside Moto X Style and Moto G3. As per reports, the Android 6.0.1 update for Motorola Moto X Play phone is being rolled out for Canada and India. The device already enjoys Android 6.0 in Canada and India, released a few months back. Now, the smartphone is receiving an incremental jump to the version number 6.0.1.

This new update brings along new emoji, which will be quite useful for conversation and social media. Along with the colorful icons, you will get the usual assortment of bug fixes and performance tweaks such as Google’s March Security patch for the Android software. On the other hand, if you are not an emoji fan then also it will be a wise step to grab the update to make sure that your Moto X Play handset is secure.

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Motorola has also made a few adjustments to the camera app of the Motorola’s Moto X Play phone. This camera app can now be launched with a simple double click of the power button. New Android update also adjusts the shutter sound of Motorola’s phone to make the point and shoot experience more pleasurable.

As mentioned before, the update is making its way through cyberspace to the Motorola Moto X Play devices in Canada and India. In case you want to update your phone to this new software in these countries then head to your Settings app and check for the OTA update. Otherwise, you will still have to wait for the update to come to your phone in your region.

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HTC Desire 816 dual SIM receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow

HTC Desire 816 dual SIM is now receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update with Sense 7.0 user interface. This update is currently rolling out in Saudi Arabia in two parts, with the first one around 55MB in size and the second one weighing about 1GB.

 
As per reports, the first part of the update prepares your phone for Marshmallow while the second part installs the Android 6.0. This new update includes the usual Marshmallow goodies such as Google Now on Tap and redesigned app permissions. However, you will be surprised to see that the official Desire 816 dual SIM Marshmallow update page does not list Doze as an included feature.
The leakster says that this smartphone will sport a Super LCD 5 display and not the AMOLED one. For the users who are hearing about the Super LCD for the first time, here are the saying from Wikipedia:
“Super LCD differs from a regular LCD in that it does not have an air gap between the outer glass and the display element. This produces lessglare and makes the user feel “closer” to the display itself. Super LCD’s benefits also include lower power consumption and improved outdoor visibility.”
Apart from the display tech, the leakster @evleaks also revealed a 3,000 mAh battery for this smartphone, which is better than the 2,840 mAh battery in the predecessor. Other rumored specifications of the HTC 10 phone include a 5.1 inch display. There is a Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB RAM for faster processing.

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HTC’s phone has an internal storage capacity of 32GB which is expandable and is also provided with a USB Type C port. HTC will make this phone official sometime in next month.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) got their first photo leaks

Samsung launched the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 as its first smartphones with a front facing camera featuring LED flash. Now, the reports reveal that the company is getting prepared to release the successors to both these smartphones, namely Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016).

However, Samsung has not yet announced its new Galaxy J5 and J7 handsets but we can now take a look at these phones. The phones have now got their first photo leaks from China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, which has now given approval to both these smartphones.

However, both these new handsets look almost the same but the J7 is larger than the former. Samsung’s Galaxy J7 is provided with a 5.5 inch display with 1080 pixels resolution while on the other hand the Galaxy J5 handset has a 5.2 inch display with 720 pixels resolution. In comparison to the predecessors Galaxy J5 and J7, these new devices are more elegant but will come made with the plastic material.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will get two variants this year, which will come with model numbers SM-J7108 and SM-J7109. Both these handsets are different only in their processing power, the SM-J7108 comes powered by an octa core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz speed. And the SM-J7109 will be provided with an unknown octa core processor with four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and other four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz.

The Galaxy J7 features LTE and an internal storage of 16GB which can be further expanded with the help of card slot. There is a 13MP primary camera and 5MP front facing camera for clicking better quality images even in dim light. This device is packed with a massive 4,300 mAh battery and 3GB RAM for faster processing.

With a smaller screen having lower pixel resolution, the J5 (2016) is less advanced in comparison to the Galaxy J7 phone. The camera appears to be the same 13MP and 5MP on the front side of the phone for clicking selfie pictures. It has a qua core processor with 1.2 GHz clock speed and 2GB Ram on board. There is an internal storage of 16GB with further expansion possible.

Both the upcoming Galaxy J7 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) handsets will get auto laser focus for better quality in low light conditions. These are the first ever smartphones from the Korean giant to feature this kind of auto focus technology, which was first seen on the LG’s G3 handset. Currently, the J7 and J5 are running on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system but we hope that the successor will get the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.