FITBIT FLEX REVIEW: THE NEW WEARABLE ACCESSORY

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In the last year they have appeared many wearable accessory. Probably in the future we will see many. Each of these devices has its own peculiarities. FitBit Flex is a small wearable accessory. The dimensions are of a large candy. To use it, place it in a band. The package includes two straps of different length and size. To load it you must remove it from the strap. Inside the strap it is waterproof. The bracelet is not nice but it’s convenient. The bracelet is thin and seems not to wear it.

 

Fitbit Flex wellness activity

There are not keys. To activate or deactivate for the night mode you must “tap tap” over the small led. Very simple to use. There is a screen. There are only LEDs. E ‘a device for those who want to do fitness. The bracelet is not the time, there are no notifications. Used to count the steps without disturbing. The sleep mode will allow you instead to trace the quality of your rest. Manually, through the app, you can also specify the time at which you slept.

You can perform data synchronization via Bluetooth 4.0 with your Android smartphone (or iOS), or via radio waves using the adapter with your Windows PC or Mac. The synchronization occurs only at the time of the app and will require a connection to active Internet. From your app, you can view the walk graphics (colored according to the intensity), find out the calories burned and see the progress in the weeks and months. It is also counted the number of kilometers and by setting a daily goal (10,000 steps by default), you will be alerted by a vibration when it is reached.

fitbit Flex Tracker WEARABLE ACCESSORY

Other functions can be managed via the app is the weight, what you drank, what you ate. All this information would be entered manually, but will allow you to have a much more complete picture if your goal is weight loss.

Flex can also share your data with other software like My Fitness Pal, Ednomondo, Loose It or Run Keeper. Autonomy is excellent.

In conclusion Fitbit Flex wearable accessory is a great device, because of its simplicity for its great autonomy. It is a fitness tracker and smart alarm clock.

On Amazon the price is really good. If you need this, you have found the right device.

 

LG G WATCH REVIEW. THE LG WEARABLE ACCESSORY.

LG G Watch is a wearable accessory. It’s a good watch or it’s one of many?

PACKAGE

Inside the package there G Watch the power supply, a USB-micro USB cable and the basis for the magnetic charging. It is big and bulky.

CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN

G Watch has a simple design. For many this could bad, considering that before the advent of the smartwatch, was fundamental design of a clock. It is not the subject of design. You very often. The strap is made of lightweight silicone, comfortable, “hot” and inelegant.
LG G Watch is resistant to dust and water. Great. You can also make you wash your hands.

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There is a Snapdragon 400 inside a watch. Would you believe? It is this CPU (quad core to 787 MHz) that we find in this LG G Watch, with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. There is not a speaker (unfortunately). There is the microphone (necessary to perform almost all operations). Bluetooth 4.0 is required to connect to your smartphone, but there is no Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G data.

DISPLAY

The screen has a diagonal of 1.65 inches and resolution of 280 × 280 pixels. The Brightness is good, but can be adjusted manually. The viewing angles are sufficient and improve significantly with increasing brightness. The resolution is good, but less to other similar devices. The display remains the last notification in white, to save battery. Little visibility with direct sunlight.

SOFTWARE

Android Wear is Google Now. The system is based on Android 4.4 and Google Now. Android notifications have been integrated. On the phone connected to the G Watch will need to install an application named Wear that will allow you to create dialogue between LG-G-WATCH-WEARABLE ACCESSORYthe devices correctly. You always have to use Google Now for the settings. you can change the clock interface (there are so many available!). The operations that we can perform through Google Now is not the totality of the existing ones. You can take a note, ask questions of culture and society, manage reminders, send email, set timers, alarms or timers, all by voice.
Also in voice you can answer Hangout and GMail and understanding of what is prescribed is excellent. There is the problem of punctuation (existing on Android as always) is a perfect example of how Google works well on English and bad about other languages. There are specific applications that offer new commands accessible from Google Now. Google Now is activated by the first screen saying “ok google now”, but only after you wake up the screen, for example by rotating the wrist. We must always rely on Google and Google Now
The reality is that the conception of this smartwatch is totally is very integrated with Android. Relying totally on Google Now and Google is not always great. It depends on the circumstances. The Google philosophy is excellent. Many tools: GMail, Google Calendar, Keep and all other software services.

AUTONOMY

If your device receives frequent LG G Watch will be recharged every night as notifications for your smartphone.

PRICE

The price of LG G Watch is great. A cheap luxury watch. Some limitations but good basic functionality.

CONCLUSIONS. LG G WATCH IS A GOOD WEARABLE ACCESSORY?

LG G Watch is a good device. Actually Android Wear is a good software. You will not need to use your phone for notifications that they can now also be deleted directly from the watch. LG G Watch is a perfect friend. Low price because it has at least 1 year. If you exceed the idea to always use Google and Google Now (which is a good idea), G Watch is a good buy.

THE NEW WEARABLE ACCESSORY BY SAMSUNG: GEAR S2 SMARTWATCH!

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Gear Smartwatch S2: is the new wearable accessory by Samsung, It’s smartwatch with Android but is animated by Tizen OS and designed specifically to make life easier. Finally, a new type of product!

PACKAGING AND CHARGING

Packaging with circular base for recharging. The charge will be through induction and a wall power supply. You can also feed through PC. And ‘it presents a smaller size strap. Great!

HARDWARE AND ERGONOMICS

Samsung Gear S2 is animated by Exynos 1.2 GHz. It has 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. You will never lagged. A ergonomic level is fantastic, weighs only 47 grams and is often 11,4mm. The dimensions are small (42.3 x 49.8). And ‘comfortable to wear. Aesthetically it is sport: not suitable for dining or formal meetings. With € 30 you can get the classic version that is a completely different effect. The case is completely made of steel and resistant to water and dust with IP68 certification. The lower face is made of glass with heartbeat sensor. On the right we have two beautiful buttons large and comfortable to press: back button and home button. There is the gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, barometer and the light sensor. Gear S2 runs in a better way the brightness of the display. There are connections via WiFi, Bluetooh 4.1 and NFC. Gear S2 is a very complete device.Display

WEARABLE ACCESSORY by samsung

DISPLAY

The display is a fantastic 1.2-inch circular AMOLED with resolution 360 x 360. It ‘a great device with excellent visibility under the sun. The light sensor is good. It has vivid colors and the graphics are futuristic.

BATTERY AND AUTONOMY

The battery is 250 mAh. It is not phenomenal but is sufficient for a full day. If you do not use the heart rate sensor and WiFi, Gear S2 battery will last two full days. It ‘a little but better than most.

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SOFTWARE

The Gear S2 software is the real novelty in the smartwatch market. It’s called Tizen OS. The interaction with a rotating bezel allows you to scroll through menus, scroll through the text, change watch faces. It’s not the mouse but it works well. Emails long, long notifications are read wrong. When do the notifications the phone vibrates and the monitor lights. We can respond vocally, via emoticons or a microscopic absolutely dysfunctional keyboard. All apps allow an answer. Gear S2 has many functions and much better than the other smartwatch. Excellent app for wellness. The watch monitors your activities in a very accurate and will transfer data to the app S Healt. Great! You will get your heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose. Great for the sport. The final report will be almost level to watch sports. The voice interaction via S Voice. You can receive voice answers by connecting the headphones bluetooth. There is Google Maps but Here Maps (sin) !!! Excellent customization. We can choose between numerous watch faces and download many more for free. The app compatibility dedicated to install on your smartphone is Android 4.4 + devices, and with 1.5 GB of RAM.

TEST PASSED FOR SAMSUNG S2 GEAR SMARTWATCH? WEARABLE ACCESSORY ARE THE FUTURE?

Samsung Gear S2 is a great smartwatch, better than many other Android Wear. In the design and aesthetic view it is outstanding. The software is developed well and the interaction with the dial is great. It is not perfect. Some compatibility problems with Android. Poor battery life, but Gears S2 is an interesting gadget. Congratulations to Samsung!

I think the wearable accessory is the future because is smart, comfortable and beautiful as the Smartwatch Gear 2.

ZTE NUBIA Z9 REVIEW

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The ZTE Nubia Z9 is a smartphone with Snapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU, Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, dual sim 4G LTE, 16GB expandable via Micro SD, Android 5.0. It’s a phone from the compact, elegant design and a good camera. Here is the complete review!

Packaging and accessories

Very nice package but poor. The box is black with silver logo and red. It’s easy to find on the internet accessories for this smartphone.

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Design and materials

ZTE Nubia Z9 has a Snapdragon processor 810, an Octa Core 64-bit next-generation architecture based on Cortex-A53 / A57. It has an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The display is 5.2-inch Full HD. The memory is 32GB of onboard memory and is expandable.

Dimensions: 68.3 x 147.4 x 8.9 mm

Weight: 192 g

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 | Octa Core

Graphics Processor: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 600 MHz

RAM: 3 GB, 4 GB, 1600 MHz

Internal memory: 32 GB, 64 GB

Display: 5.2-inch, IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels

Battery: 2900 mAh

OS is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Camera: 5312 x 2988 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

SIM card: Nano-SIM

Wi-Fi b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB: 2.0, Micro USB

Bluetooth: 4.1

Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS

 

This ZTE Nubia Z9 has the Dual SIM module and is compatible with many of LTE networks. Dual SIM with MicroSD. The dimensions are 68.3 x 147.4 x 8.9 mm. It’s heavy: 192 grams. The back cover has a good grip. THE phone is easy to handle and is quite thin. Good materials, good design and display.

Display

Beautiful! It has Full HD resolution on a 5.2-inch diagonal, and also has great colors. The display does not have a border as the S6 Edge. The visual impact and design are excellent. Very good software that allow the display color changes. The software allows you to use the phone with one hand with simple gestures. The Gesture department is comfortable and intuitive.

Battery, Audio and Reception

The phone battery is very powerful: only the 2900 mAh available. At 18 the phone is already discharged. How to use and a duration is very similar to Z9 Max. There are many controls for energy efficiency that allow not only to act on connectivity, programs, displays, and general settings, but also to change clock, core and GPU. The bottom speaker is very good. Media playback is great and the quality headphones are good for the equalization of sounds. Good reception with all operators. Unfortunately it gives off a lot of heat.

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The rear camera has 16 megapixels and the front 8. The quality is very good. Probably it improved the software that manages this device. The photos are beautiful and of high quality. Many settings options to configure the camera. So many options and so many gestures that enhance the use of your phone.

The music player is great and easy to use. The musical sound is strong and excellent gaming department.

ZTE Nubia Z9 is a great phone?

Z9 is a very interesting smartphone, based on a 64-bit platform and Lollipop. Great hardware and great software. The Snapdragon 810 processor is very powerful. The phone has a small battery and emits a lot of heat.
Z9 has a very nice design, a great display and a great software.

What is Amazon Echo?

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You need help to remind you of appointments? Need help to set the alarm? Amazon Echo is the first voice assistant of Amazon and it’s can do all this!

What is Amazon Echo ?

It’s is a voice assistant. You can respond to different questions and help in some daily tasks. Can answer questions about the weather, record appointments, set an alarm, organize reminders. It’s also a radio!

Are there other voice assistants. IPhone has Siri, Google Now Android, Windows Phone at Cortana. Now is the time to Amazon Echo.

what is amazon echo

 

How it’s made?

It has the shape of a black cylinder. It must be connected to electricity because it has no batteries. It has seven microphones to understand what happens around him. Does not record any conversation but expects to be activated: watchword “Alexa”.

It’s has wifi WiFi and Bluetooth. It can be connected to your smartphone and play music in the phone memory.

Also you can use Echo even when you are not at home.

What can be done?

  1. Playing music from early music, spotify, pandora, etc …
  2. Answers questions, reads audiobooks and news, providing weather information, providing sports information, etc. …
  3. Controls the lights, thermostat compatible WEMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon
  4. Immersive audio 360°

 

3 BEST ANDROID SMARTPHONE UNDER 200 $

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There are good smartphone under 200 $?

Yes, there are many phone under 200 $.  I chose three of the best known and with the best features. I did not choose new products but phones that work well and have excellent features. Most people do not spend $ 600 for a phone. In addition to iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 there are many other phones that cost less than $ 200. I am one of those people who not would like to spend $ 600 for a phone. Of course, the top phones have excellent performance or thery are more lightweight  but i can to wait  3 seconds more or to carry some grams more. The list of smartphones under $ 200 is long but I have decided to choose 3. Find a phone low price is easy, but finding a good phone is not so easy. There are so many Chinese phones but few good phones. I chose smartphones that, in my opinion, have a low cost and low prices.

  • MOTO G (2015)
  • Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)
  • Huawei Honor 5X

MOTO G 2015

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Motorola Moto G is waterproof, good camera, good battery. The model with 16 GB internal memory is really interesting. Good quality / price ratio

Pro

  • Waterproof
  • great display
  • good camera with good light
  • good battery life

Against

  • 8 GB are too few
  • Reload slow
  • Bad pictures in low light

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

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One Touch Idol 3 by 4.7 inches is a nice surprise. It is a smartphone very well balanced with regard to design, build quality, components and user experience. Not shocked your user experience, but get used to not ever having to turn the phone is a great advantage.

Pro

  • you will never turn
  • thin and light
  • good screen
  • simple software

Against

  • Many apps pre-installed third-party
  • Limited internal memory
  • Made of plastic

Huawei Honor 5X

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Honor 5X is a good successor to the mid-range of the company. It’s a phone built well, with a good fingerprint reader. And ‘dual sim. Poor quality of the speakers.

Pro

  • excellent build quality
  • good fingerprint reader
  • dual SIM + microSD
  • good price

Against

  • imperfect performance
  • the software is not updated to 4.0 EMUI
  • slow camera
  • speaker poor quality
These are my choices. What are your choices? For you, there are anothers good smartphone under 200 $ ?

NEWS FROM XIAOMI

xiaomi mi5Xiaomi has decided to present three different variant of MI5. Apparently different only in the clock of the processor and the rear bodywork, maybe not everyone knows that Xiaomi MI5 Pro (or the ceramic version with 128 GB of internal storage) is provided with a RAM LPDDR4 slightly overclocked compared to the basic variant. This is a difference certainly more marginal with respect to the clock frequency difference. But what are improved?

To answer this question, we rely on the review posted on the official forum MIUI. The result is very amazing. For MI5 we are talking of 179.566 points where the Samsung Galaxy S7 stops “only” 125,000 points. We can see that the great work done by engineers and developers Xiaomi.

Before I leave, we want to mention the technical characteristics of this super smartphone:

5.15-inch display with Full HD resolution and protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4;
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with quad 64-bit CPU core and GPU Adreno 530;
4 GB of RAM;
128 GB of internal storage UFS 2.0 not expandable;
16 megapixel rear camera with OIS 4-axis;
4 megapixel front camera;
fingerprint sensor;
Dual SIM connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
3000 mAh battery with support for the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standard

The best launcher for Android!

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What are the launcher?

The launcher is the heart of the smartphone. It’s an application that organizes your app. It handles the interaction between user and device. Each user has their own needs. A good launcher should be light and not invasive.

The launcher, to be used, must be set by default. With the launcher, you can personalize your smartphone in every detail.

Each launcher has different animations. You can change the number of screens, the organization of the applications, scrolling screens and many other things.

There are light and other highly customizable launcher. In this list are some of the most popular launcher in the Android world.

 

What is the best launcher for Android and what should I install?

When you are talking about launcher referenced all’homescreen a smartphone, the app drawer, the menu of notifications and quick settings, in short, the entire experience interface navigation. The launcher application allow the interaction between user and device.

The launcher will start automatically once installed, the only prerequisite is to set them as default launcher. There is a limit in the number of launcher that can be installed, but of course you can only take advantage of one at a time and you’ll have to deal with space present on the internal memory of your Android.

The launcher offer different animations and can transform from top to bottom of the interface your smartphone. Some may change the number of screens that divide the homescreen, the layout of the app in the app drawer, and even change the speed and sliding movement between a screen and the other.

Smart Launcher 2: perfect beginners

Smart Launcher 2 is perfect for those who have never used launcher before, because revolutionizes the smartphone interface without subjecting the user to customize routes complicated. Once you installed the application will do everything for you by showing you a home page functional with all the applications you use most. You can decide which set of apps default for messages (WhatsApp included) as leverage for emails, how to navigate on the internet, etc….

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The app drawer will show you the app conveniently divided into categories and will do automatically, without disturbing you. Of course you can customize the menu applications at will, as well as add shortcuts on the main screen home. Simple, functional and original design, Smart Launcher 2 is particularly recommended novice users.

 

WP Launcher (Launcher 8): for Windows lovers

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Microsoft is not having much luck with its smartphones, but the Windows interface has
its advantages, not to mention that is attractive and original. You have you always wanted
you can navigate between Windows plugs on your Android? With WP Launcher can
turn your smartphone into a Nokia Lumia, without losing the advantages of Android.
You can customize each rotary square shown on the home page by creating your
categories, and browse the applications installed on your Android by dragging
the home screen to the left. At any time, you can customize the theme,
add pieces, access the settings, change the lock screen and manage
launcher best with a simple swipe.

Buzz Launcher: to change look every day!

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More than just a launcher, Buzz launcher is an aggregator of launcher and offers many themes diverse. You will not have to do is browse through the available themes and choose
one that suits more to your personality.

With Buzz launcher you can decide to change launcher every day, create widgets customized to best display the time, date, and weather information to you indispensable, and even customize the actions attributed to certain functions. All in simple and intuitive way.

Apex Launcher: the star in the Play Store

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Lanucher probably the most famous of the Play Store, the one offering more options customization and can be customized with virtually any icon pack ever invented. If you are looking for a launcher that allows you to edit even the most little detail of your interface, Apex is the application for you. you establishing the position of any icon, functionality and setting, in addition to customize the theme and interface commands.
Apex Launcher is anything but complicated to use, but the configuration could lead away longer than expected and leave little satisfied users. The purpose of Apex is not to wow the crowd with colorful and futuristic backgrounds icons, but to ensure fluid interface, lightweight and easy to navigate because it can be easily customized.

Nova Launcher: for maximum customization

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Nova Launcher is the brother almost Apex twin. It is a launcher that famous also it allows you to configure any aspects seemingly insignificant experience user. Among the notable features are the ability to customize
home screen, app menu, the theme and the commands through gestures, plus the ability to create folders, perform backups in an intuitive and leverage voice commands Google Now without interruption.

GO Launcher EX: a tribute to Huawei

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With Go Launcher Ex will get a design very similar to that offered by the brand China, with colorful square icons and menus to display settings, the recently-opened apps, and make cleaning up and download new
applications.

Customize your home screens will become a walk, and with one swipe from bottom-up will see the main configuration settings. Go Launcher Ex is also compatible with older versions of Android.

TSF Shell 3D: animations that leave stunned

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One of our favorites. TSF Shell 3D will let you create a custom widget on
home page, which will show you the date, time, percentiale the battery and other details of your choice in an innovative, modern and easy to use. You can control every aspect
interface, the theme to the transition effects of home screens, and it is the
3D animations in the most attractive feature of this launcher.
TSF in addition to offering attractive user experience, gives the opportunity to better manage icons applications, the layout of the home screen, the
positioning, and ordering them to best in convenient folders.

 

Conclusions

There is the best launcher? I think no. There are so many launcher for different needs. Light, heavy, customizable, colorful, smart.

And you which launcher you use?

SONY EBOOK PRS T2

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Sony Ebook PRS T2 is a great ebook reader. Lightweight, handy and powerful. Here is a detailed description. Enjoy the reading!

DESIGN

The design of the device is simple and essential. The frame around the screen is opaque so as not to create reflections.
It’s ultra light : weight of 164 grams. Also included are a stylus that allows you to act on the text as a pencil.
Below the display there are a keyboard whose keys are embossed. Placement are the two keys to turn the page, the home button, than to go back and finally the button that activates the menu.
At the bottom we find: the reset button, the micro-USB port and the power key. Behind the body we find the slot for micro-SD card.
This was eliminated audio will not have the opportunity to use the text to speech or listen to some music while reading.

DISPLAY

The display of Sony Ebook PRS T2 has a resolution of 800 × 600 pixels. The screen is an E-Ink Pearl 6 “16 shades of gray. It offers the possibility to read even in the sun without the glare problems and eyestrain. The display is opaque but overall good.
The dimensions are 11.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 0.95 cm.

Hardware and Software

The Sony PRS-T2 has a 800 MHz processor with 128 MB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 2 GB expandable with a micro SD up to 32 GB. The operating system is Google’s Android.
Turned on the device screen that appears is a list of books on the device. In the foreground the last book we open so you can continue reading including information about the title, author, last page read and reading date. Below we highlight four covers of recently added books.
The bottom bar there are three icons:

– view the loaded books;

– All notes displays notes saved;

– Applications ability to customize the device using the default settings and use applications such as Browser, Periodicals, dictionary, Handwriting (to take quick notes drawn)

Reading books

A flaw of this e-reader is that it offers the ability to support multiple formats but the most common as PDF and Epub (including Adobe DRM) and TXT.
The reading of the menu interface consists of:

– Navigate page: we can enter a page number;

– Notes to reread notes written;

– Font change the font and font size.

The available fonts are 6: Amasis, Neue Frutiger, Palatino nova, Really No 2, Univers Next and Verdana and the font size are only 8.

– Personal. Display option to customize the display of dividing the page into columns, adapting it to the width, cut out the pattern and adjust the display quality

EXTERNAL SOCKET ON A SONY PRS-T2

A Sony PRS-T2 certainly welcome feature is a certain speed is in the opening of the book is in the change page that enhance the reading experience.
To confirm this we loaded a large newspaper with pictures and columns and the opening time was a few seconds more than a book of smaller dimensions.
On the device are already pre-installed no less than 12 dictionaries, specifically 2 English dictionaries New Oxford American Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of Inglese and 10 translators from English into other European languages ​​such as French, German, Italian and Dutch Oxford- Hachette Dictionary (EN- FR and FR-EN), Collins Dictionary (EN-GE and GE-EN), Oxford Dictionary (EN-ES and ES-EN), Collins Dictionary (EN-IT and IT-EN) and finally Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek (EN- NE and NE-EN). Unfortunately it lacks an Italian language dictionary, and this is a big problem for people who love to read and need to consult a dictionary in their own language. In contrast it is useful for those who love to read texts in the original language.

WHY CHOOSE SONY EBOOK PRS T2?

It ‘a great ebook reader, light and practical. It has an excellent software and it works well. It has the right size and good battery life. It reads many formats. Unfortunately cost much, but good ebook readers are expensive.

PLUS

– Battery life
– Presence of a slot for Micro SD
– Speed in loading the book and refresh

MINUS

– Lack of a monolingual dictionary Italian
– Lack of lighting
– Text to speech and ability to listen to audio files absent
– A few supported formats
– high price

Technical characteristics of the Sony PRST2

Screen: 6 “E-Ink Pearl touch screen display
Resolution: 800 × 600
Audio: NO
Connectivity: Wi-Fi. Tramissione support 802.11b / g / n
Storage: Internal memory 2GB, Micro USB slot up to 32 GB
Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 0.95 cm
Weight: 164 grams
Processor: 800 mhz
Battery: 3.7 V
Supported formats Text: PDF (including Adobe DRM), EPUB (including Adobe DRM), TXT
Supported formats Images: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

XIAOMI MI5

Xiaomi mi5 is a good phone? satisfy increasing expectations? The review!!!

 XIAOMI MI5 review

PACKAGE

The package of MI5 (poor for a top of the range) contains a USB-USB Type-C, an accessory to remove the carriage of SIM and QuickCharge Feeder 3.0

COSTRUCTION AND ERGONOMICS

Xiaomi has chosen a superlative blend of design from its latest smartphones why MI5, including a curved glass on the back (as on Mi Notes) that serves to improve the grip. The shell is made of aluminum, as on many other top of recent range. But there is a difference: the metal goes to bend at the back to create a unique line with the glass. Very nice. For the rest of the design choices are many and very reasoned, even though we were not particularly convinced of the bottom of the screen.

HARDWARE

Xiaomi MI5 is the first smartphone that we try to have adopted a Snapdragon 820 quad core CPU. There are two variants of this smartphone: the 32 and 64 GB of internal memory (a very fast UFS 2.0), which also differ in the clock speed of processor, 1.8 or 2.15 GHz. In both cases we have a GPU Adreno 530. The processor has largely met our expectations. The RAM is then 3GB. Excellent connectivity: Xiaomi MI5 is a dual SIM smartphone with support for LTE networks up to 600 Mbps, pity about the lack of the band 20 800 MHz.

Wi-Fi (which takes very good) is ac, Bluetooth is 4.2 and Xiaomi has chosen to reintroduce the NFC. Well for the presence of the infrared port and also for the introduction of a precise fingerprint reader on the front. You will have to press to activate the recognition and the release will be instantaneous. Then (if you prefer) to use it as just a tap home button and not necessarily a pressure. Absent the FM radio.

Xiaomi Mi 5 is available in 32 and 64 GB.

XIAOMI MI5 is a good phone?

CAMERA

The main camera has a resolution of no less than 16 megapixels and has an aperture of f / 2.0. This camera is then stabilized on 4 axes (two translational and two rotational), in addition to have on hand for night pictures a double two-tone LED flash. The software is classic Xiaomi without resulting in the amount that now we find on many other competitors. However, we have automatic HDR, the manual mode, the timelapse and video in slow motion. The videos are then normal recording at resolutions up to 4K.The shots are excellent with good or sufficient lighting and are also still very good in low light.” The camera is above average.

DISPLAY

Xiaomi has done for his MI5 choice (shared with other companies) conservative: that is a very good IPS panel 5.15 “” only “Full HD. The resolution is very good and the mounted display is quality: good colors, good viewing angles and very good brightness, also thanks to the LED backlight 16 that provides a luminance of up to 600 nits. There is also a software mode which adjusts the contrast of each pixel in real time when the sun shines directly on the screen. Via software, if you want, you can then adjust contrast and color of the display.

SOFTWARE

The firmware is only in English  and the Play Store is installed in addition. At the time the bootloader is locked and install an alternate firmware will require her release. For the rest, however, it is the usual great MIUI 7.2.5 firmware based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with only parts still destined for the Chinese market. The software is fluid and extremely feature rich, even if (as already complained) a bit ‘been in recent months. We have now a new feature I Mover and in this smartphone, we have not encountered any problems with notifications. Well the Xiaomi browser (but may not have Google as the default search engine), and even the media apps included.

PRICE

 

The price is very good for a high quality phone

XIAOMI MI5 IS A GOOD PHONE?

Yes. I think it’s a good phone. Work well and the price is low. Good job Xiaomi!