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Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Review!

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Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL was launched around two months ago in Delhi since then I have been using the phone. Now at first glance, people call the phone overpriced, Even I thought the same at the event, but I didn’t comment anywhere as you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Now I have been using the phone for quite some time, and now I feel I have the right to share my experience with you tell you if it’s worth your money.

Build Quality & Design

The design of the phone is, love it or hate it. Initially, I didn’t like how the phone looks from back as there aren’t any single shape, the mix of circles, squares, rectangles. But daily some or the other person used to compliment about the phone saying it looks good. Every time a person used to say that, I tend to like the design of the phone a bit more, So after two months you can guess how much I like the design this phone. To describe it in a single word, It is beautiful. The glass on the back is 2.5D scratch resistant glass which bends in the corners, Along with that circular glass pattern makes the phone look like a precious piece of diamond. This should have made the phone a fingerprint magnet, but I don’t know how it is not, You can hardly see any fingerprint. Maybe that is because my phone is white.

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With glass comes slipperiness and damn this phone is a hell lot slippery. If you are going to use it without a case then make sure to place it on an even flat surface, Also if you ride a two wheeler then be extra conscious, It may fall. It is so slippery that sometimes it becomes a major problem.

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The front of the phone has the same glass, but this time, Asus got rid of that wide chin and just have the buttons but sadly this time too it doesn’t come with back-lighting :/ Like seriously, Why? I would have preferred on-screen buttons than these buttons which you can’t even see in the dark.

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Display

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Zenfone 3 has a full HD display. I am a display sucker, and even though the display is great with good levels of saturation, I would have liked a Quad-HD display. If we see the online market, there are several phone priced lower than ZF3 but still have a Quad-HD display, but the thing is even in offline markets there are phones with Quad-HD displays at the same price if not lower(Samsung Galaxy S6). Anyways the 1080p display of Asus Zenfone 3 is much better than any other display, yes better than the display of OnePlus 3.

Call Quality

Usually, with glass and metal phones, the cell reception isn’t that great, but this is not the case with Zenfone 3. The cell reception in my room is pretty low, and only a handful of phones can catch good signals. ZF3 is one of them, and I was able to speak clearly with the other party from my room sitting on my couch B|.

Camera

I would rate the camera of the phone 4 out of 5; It is clearly not the best camera phone in this range. There is a lot of grains in the pictures shot inside. Even with decent lighting, you can see a lot of grains. You can see the real power of the camera once you go outside of your house. The photos are sharp, good accuracy and a little over saturated. I am attaching a few images.

Performance

Zenfone 3 comes with Snapdragon 625 processor and 4GB of RAM. Snapdragon 625 is a decent processor and can handle any task you throw at it. This phone is not a flagship of Asus, so it does not carries say SD820. Asus is trying to cater normal consumers from this phone and not some raw power hungry dude :p. I have played every high-end game on this phone, and it ran the same smoothly. Performance is measured by benchmarks, so here are the results of benchmark tests I did with Zenfone 3 ZE552KL.

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Audio

The speakers on the Zenfone 3 are on the bottom which is a great upgrade then the back facing speakers which were found on previous zenfones. The speakers are loud enough and clear as well. You won’t be disappointed by them :). Tn the box you also get a pair of earphones which are not any random earphones, but Asus’s Zen Ears. They are the best earphones I have got with any phone.

Battery

Before using the Zenfone 3, I was using OnePlus 3, and even though Dash charging is freaking fast, the terrible battery life was disappointing. From the day I have switched to Zenfone 3, I no more take my charger along with me to college. The battery life on this phone is really good. You can easily get through 2 days if you are an average user. With my heavy usage(gaming, watching videos, using 4G, on wifi if not using 4G and some calling) I can get a full day of battery backup. As you can see from the screenshots below, I got a screen on time of 8hrs which is stunning for a device with this form factor.

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OS

The Zenfone 3 comes with a customizable Zen UI. It is the cleanest Zen UI I have seen till now; it carries the same good old features which were in the previous version of Zen UI but with a lot less of bloat. The UI is smooth, and you won’t face any hiccups. It is based on Android Marshmallow and doesn’t expect Android Nougat anytime soon.

Fingerprint Scanner

The Fingerprint scanner I based on the back of the phone. It is rectangular and pretty different than what we have seen on other phones. However it works well. Ninty percent of the time, It catches my finger in the first try.

Why should you buy it?

You should buy this phone if you want a good looking phone which will never hang/ lag at any task you throw at it. You should buy this phone if you want to capture decent images and don’t mind a bit of grain in indoor pictures. You should also buy this phone if you want a phone with awesome battery life and don’t want to carry a charger all the time.

Why shouldn’t you buy it?

You shouldn’t buy it if you want a phone with the best camera ever or if you want serious raw power.

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How to Screen Record on Samsung Galaxy S10 [No Root]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 is the newest flagship Samsung has to offer. It comes with one of the fastest mobile processor even seen in the world, The Snapdragon 855 or even the Exynos 9820. This coupled with Adreno 640 brings out exceptional performance something that was unheard a few years ago. Along with the performance, Samsung has also put in the best display they had and this time with a punch hole at the top right corner. This has made the S10 even more unique as a cutout in the display was never launched by any other mainstream companies. Now we will see how to Screen Record on Samsung Galaxy S10.

Today we are going to see how you can use this performance to your its maximum by creating video content on it. To do so you will need a screen recorder app to show the activity you are doing. Whether you are making a tutorial for an app or you want to record your PUBG or Fortnite gameplay, this tutorial will help you to record your screen in full HD on your Samsung Galaxy S10. I will be recording a video showing my use of  Wikipedia. First, we will show you the easiest method, then we will also show how you can access it and share it. Later we will also show you how you can edit the video you just made.

How to – Screen record on Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Methods

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Method 1

  1. Go to Playstore and search for AZ Screen recorder or just click here.
  2. Install it and open it on your Samsung Galaxy S10.
  3. It will ask for permission, grant it.
  4. Now you will get a floating circle on the left side of your screen of the Galaxy S10. Just press the Red button which has a Video Camera Icon. Refer to the image below-
    Screen Record on Galaxy S10 Plus
  5. Now once it has started, you can do all the stuff you want to show in your video and to stop it, You need to pull down the notification bar and press the stop icon on it.
  6. Now you will get a pullout with the video, to save it just simply touch the back button on your S10 and that’s it.

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How to View your Screen Recording on Samsung Galaxy S10

  1. Go to the gallery
  2. There should be a folder by name A-Z if not it could be inside the Collections folder.
  3. Now from here, You can either view it or share it across different platforms like Whatsapp or Youtube.

How to – Edit the Screen Record on Samsung Galaxy S10

  1. Go to Playstore and download this app called Quik.
  2. This app is made by GoPro and I feel like it is the best app to edit any type of video.
  3. Now select your video and start editing it!

Samsung Galaxy S10 plus is an excellent phone and Screen recording on S10 is very easy.

Were you able to record your screen of Samsung Galaxy S10? Let us know in the comment section below 😀

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How to – Screen Record on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL [No Root]

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Pixel 3 is a very powerful phone with a lot of capabilities. It is much cheaper than Samsung and Apple counterparts and the performance it offers is on par. The camera of the pixel 3 is still unmatched and what Google is able to do with just a single camera is phenomenal. Even though the notch of 3XL is something not many will like but after some time it gets okay. Pixel 3 is packed with great specs, the 845 coupled with Adreno 630 gives the pixel 3 the best performance one can get on a mobile phone. Such performance opens a lot of possibilities such as recording your PUBG gameplay or just making some sort of tutorial on your phone. So today we will be showing you how to Screen Record on Pixel 3 or record PUBG on Pixel 3.

Solved – Screen Record on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL

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Method 1

  1. Go to this link
  2. Install the app
  3. It will ask for permission, grant it.
  4. Now you will get a floating circle on the left side of your screen of the Google Pixel 3XL. Just press the Red button which has a Video Camera Icon. Refer to the image below-
    Screen Record on Pixel 3
  5. Now once it has started, you can do all the stuff you want to show in your video and to stop it, You need to pull down the notification bar and press the stop icon on it.
  6. Now you will get a pullout with the video, to save it just simply touch the back button on your Pixel 3 and that’s it.
  7. You have now successfully recorded your screen or PUBG.

How to – View Screen Record on Pixel 3 XL

  1. Go to gallery
  2. There should be a folder by name A-Z if not it could be inside the Collections folder.
  3. Now from here, You can either view it or share it across different platforms like Whatsapp or Instagram.

How to – Edit the Screen Record on Pixel 3 XL

  1. Go to Playstore and download this app.
  2. Now just select your video and start editing it!

Google Pixel 3XL Specs

GENERAL

Release dateOctober 2018
Launched in USAYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)158.00 x 76.70 x 7.90
Weight (g)184.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)3430
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursJust Black, Clearly White, Not Pink
SAR value1.31

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)6.30
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1440×2960 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio18.5:9

HARDWARE

Processor2.5GHz octa-core (4×2.5GHz + 4×1.6GHz)
Processor makeSnapdragon 845
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageNo
Dedicated microSD slotNo

CAMERA

Rear camera12.2-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes
Front camera8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/1.8)
Front autofocusYes

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 9.0

So were you able to record screen on your Pixel 3 XL by Google? Let us know in the comment section below! 😀

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Fix Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 6t

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Yesterday I was checking comments on of our article on OnePlus 6t and ALmost every other comment was mentioning about the issue they were facing on their OnePlus 6t US version. So I researched a bit more about the same topic and what I found was that there does really exist some issues with the bluetooth on these new OnePlus phones. I was trying to find the solution for this bluetooth issue with OnePlus phones since then and I think finally I have the solution. So today we will see how you can fix the issue of Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6t. There can be different methods but I will be showing you the most robust yet the most simplest one.

How to – Fix Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6/ 6t

Method 1

OnePlus even though is growing at an exponential rate is still not even near to the software teams of Apple or Samsung. The Oxygen OS is one of the lightest ROM you can find on a phone and it works well most of the time, but sometimes it is not perfect as it should be. The OS itself has some bugs related to Bluetooth that can only be fixed by a system update that has to be done by OnePlus. The same is also discussed on its own forum here. So, does this means that we have to live like it is? well, not at all! There are a few workarounds which we will tell you here.

Most of the problems in Oxygen OS can be fixed with a simple restart and the same goes with this issue as well. A simple restart will most probably fix this issue. Yup, it does sound naive but go ahead and restart your phone. This will solve most of your problems on your phone.

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Now what I’ll suggest is to bookmark this page and if you still get the same issue in future then come back and read the method 2.

Fix Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6

Method 2 – Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 /6t

So the restart didn’t help, well, no issues. Just empty your cache and the problem should no longer occur again for a while. So how to wipe your cache? There are two methods and I’ll suggest you to do both.

  1. Open Settings – Storage & memory and scroll down to find Cache data. Tap on it and press OK to clear the cached data.
  2. Now, wipe the cache partition from the recovery menu.
    • Turn off the OnePlus 6/6t, and then press and hold the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously.
    • Release the Power button when the OnePlus logo appears, but continue to hold the Volume Up
    • On the Android recovery screen, use the Volume Down button to navigate down to wipe cache partition and press the Power button to select it.
    • Use the Volume Down button to select Yes — delete all user data, and then press the Power button to confirm.
    • Wait for the reset to finish and press the Power button when prompted with the message to Reboot system now.

Now just use your phone and connect to bluetooth devices and it should not get disconnected at all.

The OnePlus 6T is the company’s most futuristic flagship till date with Screen Unlock on the immersive 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display, class-leading hardware and meticulous industrial design to create the industry’s fastest and smoothest smartphone experience. It features the latest, most powerful platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, with up to 8GB of RAM that creates an experience that continues to set the standard for performance.

If you are still facing the issue of Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 then let us know and we will forward it to OnePlus!

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