Sunday, 25 June 2017


OnePlus have earned a reputation of giving top end specifications and the  company  here also retained that status.

The SoC of choice is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, which has eight CPU cores capable of running at up to 2.45GHz. There are two variants, Slate Gray with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and Midnight Black with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. About the type of RAM and storage it has used for the OnePlus 5 - LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1 respectively,  OnePlus have used top in this series. with a two-lane ROM which is said to double bandwidth for faster app install speeds and loading times.

In benchmarks, the OnePlus 5 put on a very good show compared to its peers.

Other specifications include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX and aptX HD support, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac with 2x2 MIMO antennas, GPS, and USB-OTG. The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the home button. It's very quick at authentication and we rarely ever had a misread. You can use it to access locked apps and your Secure Folder in the File Manager app. You also get the usual suite of sensors along with a gyroscope. Certain features like FM radio and wireless charging are missing.

Other than  OnePlus 5's brand new hardware, another big change is the slick new OxygenOS 4.5.0. It’s built on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and feels a bit more refined than before, with slightly smaller icons and text for the menus.

OxygenOS also has other cool features like Reading Mode, which turns the display monochrome, making it easier to read text. It also goes a step further and adjusts the white balance to the ambient light around you, so depending on the light, you’ll have anything from a pale white to pale yellow. You can select which apps need to run in Reading Mode, so it kicks in automatically when you launch them, or you can manually engage it for the entire OS. Expanded Screenshots essentially let you take scrolling screenshots of webpages; Night Mode can now be engaged automatically based on time; there are five vibration patterns for incoming calls; and Gaming DnD mode lets you disable the capacitive buttons and block notifications in apps of your choosing.

OnePlus 5 performance, camera, and battery life

With Qualcomm’s  processor velocity  and the slick new OxygenOS, system and app performance is excellent.  Call quality is very good . The speaker is also pretty loud for conference calls

The OnePLus 5 excels at gaming and media playback. . The best part is that the phone doesn’t overheat even when we used outdoors in our humid climate. The back gets a bit warm but nothing that would make you have to stop to let it cool down. The display produces very good colours and deep blacks, thanks to the AMOLED panel.

High-resolution videos played with ease, and the mono speaker belted out pretty high volumes. The phone also supports Dirac HD audio enhancements with earphones. This helps a bit, but we didn’t find the in-built DAC to be anything exceptional.

More than the design and powerful components, the biggest change that the OnePlus 5 ushers in is its dual rear cameras. The similarities with the iPhone 7 Plus extend well beyond just physical design, as even the camera app is pretty much identical. The app has a simple layout and it's easy to find what you’re looking for. Shooting modes are hidden in the hamburger menu in one of the corners.

The primary camera has a 16-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 398) with a large f/1.7 aperture and electronic stabilisation (EIS). The focal length here is 24mm (35mm equivalent). The lack of optical stabilisation (OIS) is a big disappointment given that the OnePlus 3T had it. While we couldn’t get any official response from OnePlus as to why this decision was made, we think it could be due to the slimmer profile of the phone and perhaps done to keep the overall cost within control.

The other  sensor has a 32mm focal length (35mm equivalent), 20-megapixel resolution and an aperture of f/2.6, but lacks EIS. To switch between the two sensors, you just have to hit the 2x button on the screen. According to OnePlus, optical zoom actually only goes up to 1.6x, and the rest is software but still "lossless". You can then zoom in all the way up to 8x (digital zoom). If the light is anything less than ideal, the phone sticks to the primary camera and basically does a digital zoom instead. What would have been ideal is if the second sensor also had a decently large aperture, like at least f/2.0, which would have made it usable in low light too.

The front 16-megapixel sensor features a f/2.0 aperture which captures very sharp and detailed images in good lighting. It’s not too bad in low light either, as the new app adds a screen flash. You also get Auto HDR and a Beauty mode.

The 3300mAh battery capacity is 100mAh and is almost satisfactory for running the apps including  videos.

Ref: NDTV gadgets. 

Saturday, 17 June 2017


Selfies started to look boring and thats why apps that edit pics in unique ways gaining popularity now a days.

Notable among those was Prisma. By subjecting the pics to pass through different filters online is the method being used in Prism.

The Photolab also works in the same way burbthe availabiliry of more filters
GIF  animation.face montague. along with a veriety of back ground filters to such an extend that more than 30 various traits make the Photolab more popular
This app is a creation of Vicman software .

Friday, 2 June 2017


You have to slipstream into the ways society works,” Says Andy Rubin , the CEO of Essential phone while talking about the launching of a new Android hardware in an already flooded market of Android phones. 

Essential Phone smartphone was launched in May 2017. The phone comes with a 5.71-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1312 pixels by 2560 pixels.

The Essential Phone is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The internal storage is 128GB expanded. Cameras 13 megapixels back and 8 mega pixels front.

The OS is Android.  There is single SIM and is nano SIM.  Battery is 3040mAh and is non removable.
.It measures 141.50 x 71.10 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 185.00 grams.

Connectivity :Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G

 The Essential is maked with the presence of  Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.

The most important feature is a pair of tiny dots on the back, up there on the right. It’s a magnetic dock for attaching accessories.  Essential created a modular handset, but not in the build-a-phone sense of the Moto Z or Project Ara. Rubin calls it “a new notion of what an accessory is, and trying to make the accessory as future-proof as possible.”

As other manufacturers ditch headphone jacks and connectors, they render entire accessory lines obsolete. Rubin loves to mention the iPod docks with 30-pin connectors you still see in hotel rooms. He wants to make sure your Essential add-ons never go out of style. “Let’s say I come up with a new phone in the future,” Rubin says. “And let’s say it looks nothing like this. I don’t want the person who bought an accessory to have to throw it out and buy the new accessory for the new form factor.” Accessories for the phone will work on the smart-home hub, through the same connector, and will work with whatever Essential makes next. Rubin believes consumers want a beautiful, usable phone and the flexibility to decide what it does and how it works.