The ThinkPad X1 have always been synonymous with the business PC par excellence; for this reason, when Lenovo introduced an ” Extreme ” variant a few months ago, we immediately chased it to understand how far the company had gone. With ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Lenovo goes beyond the wall of a portable business, and packs a product in the round as few.
Four layers of reinforced carbon fiber , with a very pleasant feel to the touch that resembles the fabric, form the top of the notebook. The lower side is instead in aluminum . All subjected to 12 tests of compliance with military specifications and over 200 quality checks. X1 Extreme can work anywhere: from the mountains to the desert, and even in the absence of gravity. We are facing a new ThinkPad, which respects the traditions, and this can only make us pleasure.
A compact with the soul of a mirrorless . In 2018, where the choice between small interchangeable lens cameras is now very rich, a device like the DC-LX100 Mark II still makes sense to exist? Find out in our review.
The second generation LX100 remains faithful to the line and the philosophy of the first model, ie a concrete machine full of physical commands (this does not mean that the software interface has been neglected). On the objective we already find several checks.
Because screens with different sizes and requirements require production lines and specific technologies (as well as a variety of different manufacturers of OLED panels from which to choose the best offers, which currently does not exist …).
For now, therefore, Apple has used the excellent OLED screens of Samsung only in the iPhone X, while for the iPad has adopted the excellent IGZO screens of Sharp. MacBooks Pro also use top-of-the-range screens.
Not even all iPhone models for now use / will use OLED: Who produces Apple iPhone screens?
In the future, when more manufacturers are able to produce OLEDs with the same characteristics as the current LCD screens and with adequate size, Apple could switch from LCD to OLED across the range.
So until such time that the production process will be easier for them, then Apple Will Be Using OLED on iPad, MacBook and iMacs.
Now regarding the battery not replaceable?
Certainly to create a product with a lighter design.
However, replacing an iPhone battery is much less complicated than one might think. On the market, you can find different kits , like those of the German company Giga Fixxoo , which allow you to replace a malfunctioning battery. Online there are also excellent tutorials on how to use these kits (they also have screen repair kits ).
The smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy series are the best selling Android phones in the world, with a commercial success due both to the fact that it is a very good phone, both to the advertising and marketing of Samsung, very effective.
The Samsung Galaxy, including the Note and the Galaxy S9, are very rich in features, with many modes of use different from any other Android smartrphone.
The Android version installed in Samsung phones is in fact heavily modified compared to the original Google version, with the addition of various proprietary tools and additional options, sometimes useless.
Below we see how to fix the options and settings of Samsung Galaxy and ways to solve the most common problems, with a guide that is worth practically for every Samsung smartphone, both Galaxy S8 and S9 and Galaxy Note, both the other series and other models.
1) How to increase memory or storage full of useless apps or “bloatware”
Samsung Galaxy mobile phones have less real memory available due to an Android system greased by the many features and apps preinstalled.
In addition, when you buy a Samsung in promotion with a carrier subscription, there may still be other apps from these phone companies.
To remove the useless pre-installed applications, you can tap the gear icon in the upper right corner, go to the Settings -> Applications menu, scroll through the list of all the applications installed in your phone and find out which ones are not never been used.
For some you can press the button to remove and uninstall them, for others there will be the button that disables them, making them disappear from the phone even if with the possibility to reactivate them whenever you want.
Disabling apps free up the memory space occupied by updates and temporary files and will ensure that these do not remain running in the background by slowing down the phone.
Note that some system apps can not be removed or disabled, such as Bixby Vision.
2) How to Hide Bixby (or remap button)
Bixby is Samsung’s smart assistant that comes pre-installed and activated on all Samsung Galaxy phones.
Since it is not up to the Google assistant and since it is very little used, the ideal would be to deactivate it.
To disable Bixby, proceed as follows:
Run the installation and configuration process if it has not already been done.
With Bixby up and running, open Bixby Home and then tap the gear button at the top to enter the settings.
Scroll down to the Voice section and turn off the ” Bixby Voice ” switch .
Also, press and hold on the main screen of the phone, scroll the screens going left to find Bixby Home and turn it off from there.
With Bixby off, on the Galaxy S9, the button on the side of your phone does not do anything anymore and it can be a good idea to remap it and give it another function.
To do this it takes an app like bXAction to change function to the Bixby key.
3) How to Deactivate gestures on Samsung Galaxy Phones
On Samsung Galaxy S9 and previous models, Samsung has set up many useless shortcuts of use with gestures on the screen.
To disable them go to settings -> motion and gestures or Settings> My Device> motion and gestures .
In the end, even if any of them can be useful and fanciful, deactivating gestures also helps to improve battery life too.
4) Get rid of annoying notifications The
more apps you have, the more notifications appear at the top to fill the bar up to create a lot of confusion.
The most effective way to avoid the appearance of unnecessary or unwanted notifications is to disable them in the app itself.
Open the list of installed applications and touch the apps that you do not want to receive notifications to find the option to deselect.
To do this first, when a notification appears, touch it by holding down and then tap on ” application settings “.
Also, open the Galaxy Apps app, and from the settings, go to the Notifications sectionto turn off the General Notifications switch .
5) The battery does not last
All Samsung Galaxy smartphones, S3, S4 and S5 have battery problems due to too many active apps.
Disabling the useless ones as per point 1 will help, as well as disable the gestures as per point 2.
It is worthwhile to activate the energy saving mode and disable all the switches that are not needed, such as Bluetooth or GPS location .
To do this, simply pull down the notification bar and open the quick controls panel.
Then set the automatic brightness, disable the auto-upload of photos without wifi (in the app of Google Photos) and try one of the Android App to save battery of the phone .
Even a smartphone as powerful as the Galaxy S5, equipped with Snapdragon 801 processor and 2 GB of RAM may have slowdowns if you get your hands is Samsung.
The problem is related to its rather heavy TouchWiz interface.
To improve the performance of Touchwiz, it may be useful to change some options:
– Disable animations and transitions on Android (as already explained).
– Disable the activation of S Voice from the Home key, from the settings of S Voice itself.
– Replace the Launcher with something better.
Personally I would always recommend Nova Launcher on all Android smartphones, but if you prefer something free you can replace Touchwiz with one of the lighter and better free launchers for Android phones .
7) Camera Lenta
The Galaxy has one of the best cameras on the smartphone market today, but Samsung, being Samsung, has activated by default the slowest shooting mode.
The image stabilization mode function is useful if you are taking pictures in motion, but not in everyday life.
Then open the camera application, tap the gear icon to open the settings and make sure the stabilization mode is turned off.
8) Deactivate animations on Edge edges
Since the Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung has used the “Edge Panels”, small menus on the side of the display that add features.
If you do not use Edge Panels, you can disable them in Settings> Screen> Screen Edges and then tap the “Edge Panels” switch to turn them off.
9) Customize (or Deactivate) the
always-on view The always-on function is a way to read information on the phone screen at any time, without having to touch it.
On any Galaxy phone that includes the “always on” or “Always On Display” function, you can change some options to make it even more useful.
To customize this feature, go to Settings> Lock Screen and Security> Always On Display .
Here, you can customize the program when you keep it active (in what time of day or night), the brightness level and the content to show.
In Settings> Lock screen and security> Information and FaceWidgets you can change the style of the clock, as well as the widgets that appear on the Always On display, which for some reason, Samsung calls “FaceWidgets”.
You can also disable the function by turning off the switch.
10)Set the navigation bar to the “correct” layout
Most Android phones have the bottom keys in the following Back-Home-Recent order.
On the Samsung Galaxy, the bottom keys are in reverse order: Recent-Home-back.
This can be changed by going to Settings> Display> Navigation bar> Layout .
While Samsung went to work on the release of the August 2018 security patches on its high-end smartphones, Sony returned to give a glance to its mid-range devices by developing a new version of the firmware dedicated to them. In particular, the smartphones we are talking about are Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra , two devices presented at the beginning of this 2018 that are now ready to receive a new update.
As stated by the website XperiaBlog.net , in fact, these two smartphones would have started to receive the new version of the firmware with numbering 50.1.A.10.51 (against the previous 50.1.A.10.40). This new build does not bring relevant news if not the introduction of security patches released by Google on July 1, 2018 .
For the moment, it would seem that this update does not lead to the resolution of known problems on devices (such as those related to Bluetooth connectivity reported by different users), but we still expect that it brings small optimizations for everyday use.
We remind you that Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are two smartphones equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC accompanied respectively by 3 GB and 4 GB of RAM. Their 5.5-inch and 6-inch Full HD displays featuring “Image Enhance Technology” offer a great viewing experience, especially when looking at their shots from the 23 megapixel f / 2.0 main camera. In addition, on the Ultra model there is a dual front camera characterized by a primary 16 megapixel sensor and secondary 8 MP.
To update, go to your settings, then OS, then update.
Sony Xperia XZ3 will be the next smartphone of the Japanese manufacturer’s flagship and, according to the latest rumors in circulation, is expected to make its official debut next August 30 , at the IFA in Berlin. Although Sony’s current flagship was only announced last February, Sony immediately got to work on the new model, which should now be practically ready.
To further confirm this, Sony Xperia XZ3 has just been certified in Brazil . As often occurs with certifications, the latter also does not give us any information confirming or refuting the renderings so far about the new Sony flagship. In any case, the documentation reveals that there should be at least two variants of the smartphone, identified by model numbers H-9461 and H-9463. (Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price)
In addition to this, if for the rest are not included details about the technical specifications of Sony Xperia XZ3, the list instead speaks of a battery of 3,060 mAh , below expectations and smaller than 120 mAh compared to that of the excellent Xperia XZ2 predecessor . As for the technical characteristics of the new model, it is reasonable to expect that under the body is the Mobile Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, probably accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. As for the imaging compartment, the rear camera could be single and, even if the details relating to the latter at the moment are far from clear, the new 48-megapixel sensor from SonyIt could be an important candidate. As for the software, yesterday Google officially announced Android 9 Pie , so it is reasonable to expect the presence of the latest release of Android on board Xperia XZ3 out of the box.
As mentioned, Sony Xperia XZ3 is expected to launch on August 30th at IFA 2018, while its arrival on the market is expected to take place in September , practically together with Xperia XZ2 Premium.
Sony Xperia XZ3 will be the next smartphone of the Japanese manufacturer’s flagship and, according to the latest rumors in circulation, is expected to make its official debut next August 30 Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price, at the IFA in Berlin. Although Sony’s current flagship was only announced last February, Sony immediately got to work on the new model, which should now be practically ready.
To further confirm this, Sony Xperia XZ3 has just been certified in Brazil.
As often occurs with certifications, the latter also does not give us any information confirming or refuting the renderings so far about the new Sony flagship.
In any case, the documentation reveals that there should be at least two variants of the smartphone, identified by model numbers H-9461 and H-9463 .
In addition to this, if for the rest are not included details about the technical specifications of Sony Xperia XZ3, the list instead speaks of a battery of 3,060 mAh , below expectations and smaller than 120 mAh compared to that of the excellent Xperia XZ2 predecessor.
As for the technical characteristics of the new model, it is reasonable to expect that under the body is the Mobile Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, probably accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price.
As for the imaging compartment, the rear camera could be single and, even if the details relating to the latter at the moment are far from clear, the new 48-megapixel sensor from SonyIt could be an important candidate. As for the software, yesterday Google officially announced Android 9 Pie , so it is reasonable to expect the presence of the latest release of Android on board Xperia XZ3 out of the box.
As mentioned, Sony Xperia XZ3 is expected to launch on August 30th at IFA 2018, while its arrival on the market is expected to take place in September , practically together with Xperia XZ2 Premium .
Let’s go back to HiSilicon Kirin 980 , the awaited new top-of-the-range processor that Huawei is preparing to officially present. (More on Huawei Kirin 980)
The Chinese producer has announced that Friday, August 31 will hold a keynote in Berlin at the IFA 2018 and this should be the showcase chosen for the presentation of the new CPU.
Even the image that is the background to the invitation for the keynote seems to suggest that the event will have among its main protagonists the new top-of-the-range processor of the new Huawei Kirin 980:
Recall that, according to what has already emerged, the Kirin 980 processor will be made with a production process at 7 nm and can count on 4 cores A77 and 4 cores A55, the maximum frequency will be 2.8 GHz and will have integrated the NPU “1M Cambricon “(solution that can satisfy different scenarios and various levels of artificial intelligence).
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are the first smartphones that should be able to rely on this processor. We’ll see of this Huawei Kirin 980 will really live up to its expectation.
I write about the Samsung A6 because I had it for a few days and I understood what I like and what I do not like.
First of all, honestly, they are all a little similar in appearance, millimeter more or less I would say that everyone is equal and therefore also this A6 is normal in terms of visual impact.
– Screen: good. It has quite bright colors and a good resolution. Definitely positive vote even if the small writing is not defined as in the major models
– Battery: a BOMBA.sopra the average because it allowed me to get a full 2 days
– Connectivity: wifi, and bloutooth 4.2 as per rule. Remains the presence of the headphone jack (nowadays a white fly)
– Operating system: Android 8.0 with Samsung customization
– Cameras: shoot well, average photos without excelling. Some definition problems in dark environments.
In my use I must admit that I found a bit of discomfort because battery apart has nothing that stands out in terms of originality or performance.
Why buy it then? Because it essentially provides everything you need to those who do not have great pretensions to be trendy or open the app in an instant.
Promoted then? I say yes but with a 6 estimate … which becomes 7 if you are a user not too pretentious.
Good cell phone, but not at this price. Samsung is still not adapting to the cut-throat competition of the new competitors. Proposing a mobile phone over 240 euros with 3GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory is a big risk today. Here are my conclusions and why it would be better to navigate on other devices.
– Beautiful screen and with fantastic colors (also the resolution is good)
– Quality materials and nice design (I like it, but this is the most subjective part)
– It has the audio Jack (think what you want but still in my opinion , is very comfortable)
– It has 32 GB of memory and 3 GIGA of RAM (I do not recommend buying mobile phones with these specifications anymore, especially at this price)
– It is not always perfect in daily use
– It has no notification LEDs (but this is solved by the possibility of using the always on)
– Chic people who consider the SAMSUNG the only guarantee in the android field
THE DISCONTINUITY :
– Who wants to spend their money in a more intelligent way
FINAL NOTES AND CONCLUSIVE TIPS
This mobile phone could be a good purchase at 180/190 euros. At this price we really do not …
I propose 3 more functional alternatives:
1) At the same price (indeed saving a little bit) I would buy this (if you are not set with the samsung brand): https://amzn.to/2JLllwd
2) Saving up to 70 euros I could try something revolutionary like this (costs 180 but has better specifications): https://amzn.to/2JzCTMw
3) If I can not help but own a SAMSUNG I would take this (adding a little bit): https://amzn.to/2y765F7
P.S. if my suggestions were useful for you, please press the “useful” button, thanks
I waited a long time reviewing the phone Motorola Moto Z3 Play because I wanted to try it in depth, back from a bad experience with the Moto G4 (born wrong and finished worse!).
You immediately notice that it is a well-kept product, as you would expect on the (almost!) Flagship of a smartphone company.
The fact that it is the Motorola Top series is perceptible in every aspect and use, from the care in the software, to the solidity that is perceived holding it in hand.
I report in brief my considerations on the various main aspects:
The overall package of Motorola Moto Z3 Play
PACKAGE: 8/10. In addition to the quick charge charger, we find a usb-> usb type c cable for charging, a pair of headphones, the pin for the sim trailer, a minimal manual and, last but not least, the Mod “base” style shell.
Which makes from shell / cover (in reality, the case has very little but definitely improves the grip making it a little ‘thicker and with a rough texture on the back).
Pack in the media, to which I give a major vote because I appreciate the presence of the simpler mod that exists, which makes you at least guess what are the real potential of the system of Motorola’s Mod on the Z Series.
DESIGN: 7/10. Frontally it is very nice and, to be honest, even behind I like both the color and the metallic effect.
But, there is a but.
The porthole, if we so call it, the camera is just a punch in one eye.
I understand the need for the coupling point for the Mods, but in the z1 it was less protruding.
The labored (and useless) search to make the Motorola Moto Z3 Play thinner has led to a camera sensor protruding beyond belief.
Fosse was more often I would have given 8 or 9.
I had to compensate with a rugged cover that looks the thickness of the camera, otherwise it also becomes a dancer (as well as subject to possible damage) by placing it on a plane.
Memory is more than enough
HW: 8/10. They could have had 10/10 if they had used the current top of the range SOC.
Motorola from the point of view of the hw has always been stubborn and have preferred to put a cheaper processor !!!
In any case, the SOC that mounts, combined with the impeccable (as always!) Motorola optimization, no problems in any use, heavy or not, and 4 GB of RAM are more than enough to have all the open apps that they want to.
The 64gb of memory, eMMC, are more than enough and the memory seems to be very fast, even though it is not UFS.
The Motorola Moto Z3 Play is Dual Sim and is expandable via MicroSD.
Essentially, the SD slot is separate, so you can mount 2 NanoSIM + Micro SD.
HW2, LE MOD: 7/10. Separate chapter for Motorola Mods.
Personally I do not use it.
It is all about the Mods
I do not deny that they could be useful in certain situations, but frankly I would like something more concrete, like a mod to attack a qwerty keyboard.
For example, which for now exists only in the dreams of a luminary on indiegogo!
The mods available range from the sound booster of the JBL, to an additional battery pack, an inductive charge module, the most famous Hasselblad Camera and the recent mod gamepad.
Beautiful but, for me, expensive and for my unnecessary uses if not useless.
Surely there are those who will appreciate them.
PERCEPTABLE QUALITY: 7/10. The Motorola Moto Z3 Play is very solid and gives a nice feel to the touch.
Except for the very protruding camera that can be subjected to shocks and scratches in the edge when it is placed.
The materials look very good.
The screen is protected by gorilla glass (I did not understand if 3 or 4 because each site or review says its!).
A little ‘more thickness (and battery!) Would have been welcome.
For my hands it is really very thin and I had to put a cover to improve the grip.
Unfailing loved (and hated for those who use protective films) 2.5d glass.
I do not give 8/10 just because I noticed a certain delicacy of the USB charging port.
The cables once connected are rather dancers (different tried) and the first one that I received the
What about the display
DISPLAY: 6/10. Let’s start from an assumption: I hate the AMOLED and here I do not make exceptions.
A beautiful screen, from Wow for the first 5 minutes.
But that started to bother me shortly after when I noticed aberration in the colors.
And difficulty (even impossibility) in calibrating it, since there are only 2 options.
The colors in the two settings are never realistic for my eyes.
In standard mode they are overwhelmed.
In lively mode they are hyper saturated, hyper constrastati, hyper.
The festival of hyper that makes everything sparaflashato, as every amoled can do.
There are worse, but for me it remains without infamy and without praise.
The choice of an AMOLED is to improve energy efficiency with Moto Display.
If he had a more effective calibration mode I would probably have given a few more points.
Updates well it is good
SOFTWARE: 8/10. UPDATE MAY 2018: Although the SW is well maintained and well optimized, Motorola is showing a low or no attention on the topic updates.
For the rest nothing to say.
Stable, fast, fluid, clean.
Android with a practically, totally stock experience.
The only “visible” personalization is the motorcycle app, which contains in an icon a series of very useful goodies, in particular Moto Display and Moto Actions.
Once you get used to it, it’s almost impossible to change brands. Using the Motorola Moto Z3 Play is always a pleasure.
Never a jam and never something that does not go.
Everything works. Always.
About the battery
BATTERY: 8/10. I wanted to give a 9, but I’m still wondering why Motorola has decided to remove 600mAh from the z1 play to the z2 play to make the phone a thin.
It is optimized very well and there has never been a single time that I have not brought in the evening with at least 25-30% of charge.
In daily use, disconnecting the phone at 8:30 am, in the evening at 9:00 I find myself with at least 45-50%.
But those extra 600mAh that were missing would have been convenient in heavy situations.
In the long run, as the batteries degrade, and especially because the Play is a phone designed for a “dynamic” use.
It is for people who use the phone a lot all the ways, from navigation, to prolonged listening to music, to games, etc.
And in these uses every extra mAh is always useful.
About the audio?
AUDIO DEPARTMENT: 8/10. Motorola, for me, is one of the best in this too.
It feels good (and strong!) And on the other side they feel good.
The speaker is quite powerful, although I expected a little more.
Good listening through headphones too.
Occasionally it seems croaking when phone calls are of low quality (on the 2g network), but it is practically negligible.
PHOTO: I do not make judgments because I am not a photographer.
I can not judge the photos in terms of numbers and I do not consider photography in a fundamental smartphone.
The photos in my opinion are very good, the app is quite intuitive and complete (very comfortable focusing with built-in exposure adjustment).
Summing up: an excellent Motorola Moto Z3 Play that takes care of the substance.
It is with excellent autonomy, excellent stability and fluidity of the operating system.
It did not make me crazy the screen, where I would have preferred a more “faithful” IPS.
Or a better and more customization calibration of the colors.
As well as a more capacious battery like the previous model would have been very welcome, along with a little more thickness .
The latest edition of the top-of-the-range smartphone from LG called LG G7 has just arrived in most markets.
But is already able to talk a lot about itself.
In fact, the vendor has launched a promotion for which all those who purchase LG G7 from 7 June 2018 at major retailers in countries like Italy and their respective online store will receive the new gift,.
LG G7 with free Full HD TV
There is no mention of extraction, because the TV will actually be delivered to all colors that will be registered within 15 days of the purchase on the site.
It will complete the procedure to join the promotion and will have retained the receipt of purchase.
The TV will not even be collected in the store, but it will be LG to deliver it to your home.
In fact, the participants will receive it at the address indicated during registration.
The LG G7 smartphone is already available in the New Aurora Black and New Moroccan Blue stores.
It is priced at € 849.90. Comes with Snapdragon 845, Cpu top in the Qualcomm catalog.
LG G7 Design
The smartphone has an elegant edge in polished metal and is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass on the back.
The smartphone is IP68 certified (complete resistance to dust and up to 30 minutes under water at 1.5 meters deep).
And it has passed no less than 14 MIL-STD tests.
LG, as usual, took special care of the display that brings the Super Bright LCD technology to life.
This is a 6.1-inch diagonal panel with a ratio of 19.5: 9.
Therefore particularly lengthened compared to the classic form factor 18: 9.
The resolution is QHD + (3120 × 1440 pixels).
The photographic compartment has a double rear camera with both 16MP sensors both for the standard camera (f1.6) and for the wide camera (f1.9).
There are 19 different preset shooting modes that take advantage of AI CAM algorithms.
LG G7 high quality audio
The audio compartment includes support for Quad DAC Hi-Fi and DTS: X.
It is with LG G7 that mounts Boombox speakers, and uses the internal space of the device as a sound box.
This is to serve double the diffusion of bass and offer a powerful sound from “stereo”.
Making it portable “without the need for external speakers.
The connectivity compartment provides support for WiFi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.0.
The reference interface for charging is obviously Type-C in version 2.0 with a 3000 mAh battery.