It’s been couple of weeks since Asus released their Flagship, Asus Zenfone 2. Zenfone 2 is the first phone featuring 4GB RAM, which is higher than my netbook on which I am currently writing this article. From last few days there have been a lot of Confusion between the models of Zenfone 2; So before starting the Unboxing of the beast, let me first clear your confusion. There are in total of four Variants of the Zenfone 2. Ash at C4ETech Explains it is with this Image.
That would have solved your Confusion. So we will be today unboxing and having a quick look at ZE551ML whose processor is clocked at 2.3GHz.
Initially the Zenfone 2 seems to be good. It is BIG as well as BULKY but it will not take more than two days to adjust with the size. Talking about the Box contents, We get a charger, a data cable, a warranty card, a user manual and the phone itself. Asus used to provide Earphones but sadly not this time.
Zenfone 2 has a plastic back cover which has a metallic brushed aluminium texture and I am pretty sure it won’t break that easily. On the top of the phone we have an audio jack, power button and a noise cancellation microphone. On the back is the Dual tone flash, A 13MP camera and the volume rockers. The position of the volume buttons seems to be a little weird, I will let you know who it goes in the Review. Below that is Zenfone’s branding and speaker grill. On the bottom you have got a micro-USB and the primary microphone. On the Front Side, Zenfone 2 has a earpiece, sensors and the front 5MP camera; Below that is the 5.5″ full HD display. Just under the screen we have 3 touch sensitive buttons, The placement of the buttons are really not that great, I feel they are a bit to near to the screen and sometimes while pressing the back button touches on-screen. The body of Zenfone 2 is bent from back making it feel thin on the edges but wider in the center. The curve also makes the phone wobble a bit when placed on a flat surface but that won’t be a big issue, rather it adds more beauty to the phone. Zenfone 2 is running Lollipop 5.0 out of the box with Zen UI. First Impression of ZenUI is really nice. i am not a big fan of customize android because of the sluggishness in it but ZenUI feels really optimised. The 4GB RAM is cherry on the top. All the system apps are optimised and there is no lag while opening the apps.
There are a lot of features present in this device which we can’t really see in other phones like 1 handed mode.
We can also resize the window to our liking. Zenfone 2 and the ZenUI feels great till now, we would be doing a review of the same so add Tehnokick t your bookmarks :).
Do let us know what you feel about this beast in the comment section below. (Zenfone 2 Unboxing)
E-Sim is the way to go!
I was just going through my email and found an email from a certain brand claiming that their phone is superior in Dual Sim technology, So I quickly opened it to see what new have they done, well all it was trying to say was that E-Sim is not supported by every telecom company and our phones uses conventional technology so we are better than apple. That got me thinking, I researched a bit and tried to look into all the carriers that support E-Sim. So here is my conclusion on E-Sim and if it is better than the conventional way.
E-Sims, Are they any Good?
So when we look at the list of carriers, almost all major US carriers support E-Sim. A few in Europe and a handful in India, namely Airtel and JIo. This state is right now when the new phones are not in the market, Once they get in, I expect more number of Companies getting into this boat. So what this means is that the chances are your carrier will provide E-Sim, If not now, then they will very soon.
To switch a sim from One phone to another is very simple, all you need is a small pin to open the bracket, take the sim and transfer it to the other one. For E-Sim, If your phone to say is non-functional, You will need to go to the nearest store of your carrier and get a sim or register a new E-Sim for your new phone. Well, this is not as easy as the previous one and for me, I like to change my phones very often.
A nano sim may seem pretty small but is very big compared to the internals of a phone, I recently disassembled a OnePlus 3 and got to know just how much space both the sims take, So having an E-Sim will definitely save that space and for that space, you can get upto 20% more battery.
It will take another year or so before the E Sims become less of a hassle but it is the future and the ideal way to go. It creates a lot more possibilities and No Doubt E-Sims will take over and Now as Apple has done it, more and more companies will try to do so as well.
How to – Root Moto G5s Plus without PC
Moto G5S plus is an awesome device with some great features and awesome design. The software of the phone is also very fluid and smooth. The software is so simple that you might miss features you get on other phones say Redmi Note 4. So to get the best out of your Android phone here is a tutorial on how to root your Moto g5s Plus without PC or in other words Root Moto G5s Plus.
This tutorial only works for the phones with Nougat installed, once Oreo comes, we will make a tutorial on how to root with Orreo as well.
Downloads for Root Moto G5s Plus-
Root Moto G5s Plus without PC
Step 1 – Go to settings, about and tap the build number repeatdy for 6-7 times. After doing this, you will get a message saying you are a developer.
Step 2 – Now go back to settings and just above about us, you will see Developer options. Go to developer options and toggle on USB debugging.
Step 3 – Switch Off the device.
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Step 4- Once switched off, Turn on the device by holding the power button and the volume down button at the same time. Now you will go into fast boot mode. Connect your USB cable to the phone and the other end in the PC.
Step 5 – Now download all the files mentioned above except the App. Now extract the folder named platform-tools-latest-windows to any folder on your PC.
Step 6 – Now rename the twrp file to technokick.img
Step 7 – Now copy the other two files, that is the Maicisk file and the technokick file to the extracted folder.
Step 8 – Now in the folder, Press shift and press right click on your mouse. Now you will see an option called Open Powershell window here. Enter the following code in the window
fastboot devices fastboot flash recovery technokick.img
Step 9 – Now go to TWRP and backup your data. After that go into Wipe, Select format data. Now reboot your phone.
Step 10 – Now you should land on TWRP again. Connect your phone to the PC and copy the Magisk zip file into your internal storage.
Step 11– Now in your phone, Open TWRP, go to install and select Magisk zip file and select swipe to flash.
Step 12 – Now Reboot your system to the system. After you have set up your phone, Install the app, Magisk manager apk on your phone. You can find the link above. After that, your phone should be successfully rooted. Now you have successfully Rooted Moto G5s Plus.
If you are facing any issue in Root Moto G5s Plus, let us know in the comment section below. We would help you to resolve it ASAP.
Source – Dhananjay Bhosale
InFocus Launches Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus Smartphones Featuring Dual Cameras
New Delhi – InFocus launched two new phones for the budget Indian market, The InFocus Snap 4, and InFocus Turbo 5 Plus on Wednesday, 13th September. Today, we are going to take a closer look on both of phones and discuss the specifications of the smartphones.
InFocus Snap 4 Specifications, Design, and Price
The InFocus Snap 4 is a camera-centric smartphone with its main USP being the dual front camera as well as a dual rear camera. The rear features an 80-degree 13-megapixel and 120-degree wide-angle 8-megapixel camera. On the front side, we get similar sets of 8MP sensors. With the front dual camera, great selfies with blurred background, which none of the other competitors in this range do.
The Snap 4 features a unique 5.2” 2.5D curved display with a resolution of 720X1280. This makes the phone very practical as the low resolution will help to conserve the battery and will give the user a higher SOT. On the performance side, it comes with an MT6750 MediaTek processor, which is more than adequate for daily use. The Snap 4 comes only in a single variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB). Out of the box, it comes running on InFocus’s custom UI based on android 7.0. The Snap 4 also comes with a fingerprint scanner which company claims to be super-fast and can unlock the phone within half a second.
The phone would be sold exclusively on amazon.in for 11,999 from 21st Sept, 12:00 am onwards.
InFocus Turbo 5 Plus Specifications, Design, and Price
The InFocus Turbo 5 Plus is the cheaper of the two but still, comes with loads of features. It comes with a dual rear camera set, with the main unit, a 13MP f2.0 sensor, while the secondary sensor being 5MP f2.2. The camera captures sharp and detailed images, far better than the competition. Talking about the Selfie camera, it comes with a not so impressive 5MP unit, but keeping the price in mind, it still feels great.
The Turbo 5 Plus features a 5.5” HD display with a PPI of ~268. The Turbo 5 Plus, comes with the same processor as the Snap 4, the MT6750 which is a great processor for this price category. It also comes with 3GB of RAM< 32 GB Internal memory which is again expandable but just up to 64GB. The Snap 4 and the Turbo 5 Plus, comes with an identical UI, the only difference being the camera App.
The main USP of the phone, however, is the humongous 4850mAh battery while still maintains a weight of just 174gms. When holding the phone, it no way feels as if it has such a large battery.
The InFocus Turbo 5 Plus is priced at just Rs 8,99 which is a steal for such a phone and will be available at Amazon starting 21st September 12.00 am onwards.
InFocus is known for releasing phones at a low price with great features, but this time I feel they have gone one step ahead providing absolute value to money phones for the Indian market.
So what are your views on the Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus? Let us know in the comment section below!
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