Since the digitalization of cameras, taking pictures with the use of traditional film cameras has become obsolete and unpractical. While films don’t really cost a penny and you cannot afford to make a lot of mistakes while taking pictures, most film companies have adopted to the digital age and while those who couldn’t went bankrupt.
One major company that still exists today is Polaroid, known in the past for their instant cameras (ones that immediately developed the image via a self developing film). There is an air of uniqueness and retro look qualities that Polaroid cameras possess, which is why people mostly prefer these cameras. Recently, they have launched an application for the Android operating system known as Polamatic, currently available on Google Play.
Basically, the application allows you to capture or import and edit a photo by selecting 36 Polaroid frames including the classic Polaroid white border, 20 photo filters and other features. The frames are high quality scans of the company’s new and vintage Polaroid picture frames. The photo filters allow you to customize your photos in order for you to reach your desired look, which includes Polaroid’s retro look, which I’m pretty sure a lot of people desire. In adding captions, the app doesn’t lag behind from its competitors. You may choose from 24 fonts and a variety of text customization options.
The thing about the app is that it’s pretty useful for people who own Android devices that have advanced and high quality cameras, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 for instance (soon, the Galaxy S4 will have a version that has a 21 megapixel camera known as the Zoom, imagine using Polamatic with it). The app also gives you the option to take pictures directly with the front or rear camera. You can then control the settings like flash and grid. It also allows you to share the pictures you have taken and edited online in social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.
In terms of storage, Polamatic saves your photos in your gallery, with the option of preserving the unedited one. You are also able to crop the pics within the Polaroid Classic Border. The app is able to get information about your approximate or precise location and may use additional battery power. Remember, this application doesn’t allow the device to go to “Sleep Mode” when it’s being used. Be sure to return to the main menu of your device before storing it.
Currently, the application has gained favorable reviews among its users and it costs just a penny below a dollar.
The intangibles the Polamatic camera dishes out is it makes old Polaroid camera users feel like they have been warped to the past by using the application. It brings back old memories of the time when pictures came out of thin slots just below the lenses immediately after taking them. It makes new photos look old and brings out that retro feeling experienced by looking at old Polaroid pictures. Aside from its practical functions, it simply is a great tool to experience nostalgia.
LG may be basking in the middle of the pyramid in the hierarchy of consumer electronics, but with the Optimus G Pro (a phone with a name that sounds more like a Transformer), the company may be able to propel itself into the higher echelon. The Optimus’ specs and its features are probably one of the best in the market right now, so let’s take a look.
Display and Dimensions
LG outdid themselves with this one. ’s dimensions are kind of big at 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm and weighs at a healthy(and deceptively light), 172 grams. Since the success of a smart phone heavily relies on the size and quality of its display, the Optimus is sure to be in the pedestal. It features a 5.5-inch touchscreen with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution, making it at par with the top honchos in the market. However, with its 401 pixel per inch density, it gives it a slight edge against devices like the Galaxy Note II and Nexus 4. It also has a 16:9 widescreen ratio. Overall, the device really looks attractive and advanced for this time period, with its thin side borders and its super epic display, it’s sure to make waves.
Processors, Performance and Storage
Sporting a high-end chipset enables this phone to run a multitude of applications and the ability to perform (browse and switch through applications) pretty fast. The Optimus Pro possesses a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor, giving you an idea of how it performs on paper. It has two variants, the 16GB and 32GB one, both of which can be expandable up to 32GB by using a microSD card with 2GB RAM. Running the show is Android’s v4.1.2 Jelly Bean, giving you access to countless applications and services that can be availed in Google Play. This also gives you the basic Google features like Chrome, Gmail and Google Maps. The phone is equipped with a 3140mAh battery, which can last up to 550 hours on standby and 21 hours on full use.
Probably one of the best cameras attached to a smart phone, the Optimus Pro’s 13 MP camera boasts a lot of features including photo sizes and resolutions, 15x digital zoom, an LED flash, four color effects, geotagging, six scene modes, panorama, a time machine option and many more. Yes, it takes high-definition pictures of amazing quality. It is also able to record videos of good quality, with it allowing you to pause in between recordings. The downside of this however is its inability to take decent images in low-light conditions. The secondary 2.1 MP camera in the front may not be as equally impressive, but is still perfect for video calls and selfies.
Overall, the phone may not be a perfect choice if you wish to switch to LG, but it’s a great choice. This high-end smart phone may possess a mediocre camera and the battery life may not be as appealing, but the display and the performance of its software make it one of the best phones currently in the market. It currently costs $99.99 with a two year contract and $749 overall.
Lenovo, a consistent competitor in the consumer electronics market recently released the IdeaTab A3000. In today’s tablet market, competition is fierce with Apple’s iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy tab and Acer’s Iconia. So, can the IdeaTab make a complete breakthrough and create a dent in the market? First off, let’s take a look at its size and analyze its display.
The New lenovo tablet
Lenovo rolled out a host of new tablets in late June 2013
Dimensions(WxHxT) – 7.63″ x 4.72″ x 0.43″
Weight – 0.76 lbs
Screen Size – 7 inches
Resolution – 1024 x 600, 170 ppi
The IdeaTab is a nifty little tablet, judging by its appearance. Its 7-inch frame is at par with other smaller tablets like the iPad Mini and the soon-to-be released Galaxy Tab 3. Despite its smaller frame however, it is considerably thicker that the other tablets (but not overly thick). It is lot lighter than how it looks like at 0.76 lbs, and it feels solid. Since a tablet’s success is defined by how good its display is, the IdeaTab’s screen specs are a bit of a disappointment. The screen resolution is at a low 1024 x 600 pixels with a pixel density of 170 per inch. It seems to be below par with the current tabs on paper, but trust us, it isn’t. Despite the low quality screen, it looks really well and fits the screen perfectly well.
Processor – 1.2GHz quad-core, MTK 8389/8125
Storage – 17 GB, expandable up to 64 GB via a microSD card slot
RAM – 1024 MB RAM
Operating System – Android Jelly Bean v4.1, upgradable to v4.2
Here’s where the fun part in using the tablet. The IdeaTab is equipped with a powerful MTK quad-core processor fitted inside its small frame which guarantees that you won’t have a problem switching through and supporting high-powered applications. The tablet is a perfect tool to surf the Internet and stream content due to its speed thanks to its powerful processor. The internal storage may be a turnoff, but it has a microSD card slot which makes its storage capacity pretty much infinite. Running the show is Android’s Jelly Bean 4.1. It is upgradable to 4.2. Having an Android OS gives you access to Google Play applications, giving you a wide range of applications to choose from.
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Cameras – Rear, 5.0 MP, Front, 0.3 MP
Ports – Audio Jack, micro-USB
Buttons – Power and Volume Keys
Connectivity – WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery – 3500mAh Li-Polymer
The IdeaTab is armed with a fairly-decent 2592х1936 pixel, 5.0 MP primary and a 0.3 MP secondary camera. However, the biggest downside is that both cameras are not equipped with flash, giving you no capacity to take pictures or record videos in the dark. But hey, who takes photos with their tablet anyway? It has a standard 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones and speakers, a micro-USB port and has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The battery meanwhile is capable of 8-hours straight of Internet browsing with a standby duration of 336 hours.
In the recent smart phone wars, Samsung is prevailing over Apple thanks to devices like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. Currently, Apple Inc’s flagship smart phone, the iPhone 5, has been flying off the shelves since its release last September of 2012 but was overshadowed by Samsung’s Galaxy S4. Right now, Apple fans and smart phone enthusiasts alike are highly anticipating the release of the iPhone 5s, which is expected to be a major upgrade of the iPhone 5. It is rumored to be released in the third quarter of this year.
First off, let’s discuss the RUMORED processor and the software
CPU : A7 Quad Core
Operating System : iOS 7
Storage : Up to 128GB
iPhone processors are generally awesomely fast. Switching from applications and browsing the Internet isn’t really a problem. The speed of a device defines its success, so it seems that Apple may be looking for ways on improving the performance of its devices. Other manufacturers are utilizing quad-core (and even octa-core) processors as of now so Apple may be doing the same. Can you imagine an already quick iPhone with a quad-core processor? Well, I think you already have an idea. Anyway, due to the rise of cheaper Android based smart phones, Apple is also looking forward to gigantic improvements in its newest, but “under development” iOS 7. Smart phone users want it to be faster and a lot easier to use compared to the iOS 6, so Apple must adhere to this if it hopes to eliminate the Android from the smart phone market. Apple is trying to rival devices which has expandable memory (ones with microSD card slots). This is the reason why they are expanding the storage capacities of their newest iPhones up to 128GB. Now that’s big. Really, really, big.
iPhone 5s Display
The 5s Promises To Be More Scratch Resistant
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Dimensions : Reduced height-wise, but bigger horizontally and a lot thinner
Display : A bigger display with thinner borders
Screen size is a vital, contributory factor in the success of a smart phone, which is probably why they increased the height of the iPhone 5. However, they seem to be testing new waters with the iPhone 5s. They reverted it back to the original height (versions before iPhone 5), although the 5s is projected to be bigger horizontally. The front of the phone will be like, made up of 90% phone screen. It is also projected to be better in quality and higher in resolution. The perennial problem of all smart phones is scratching. The 5s promises to be more scratch resistant.
Casing : Either aluminum or plastic
Camera : 12.1 – 13 megapixels (rear), 5 megapixels (front)
iPhone 5S Best Concept 2013 by Red1Lataj
Let’s face it, the aluminum casing of the iPhone 5 is pretty scratch-prone. However, the iPhone 5s will hopefully eliminate (or lessen) the problem. Another rumor is Apple might resort to plastic models, which will definitely reduce the cost of the product, but hey, a rumor is a rumor. Here comes the big part. The iPhone 5s will be equipped with a 12.1 – 13 megapixel camera, with a 5 MP mounted in front. Pretty neat eh? The cameras are pretty revolutionary, especially when put in a smart phone scope. It’ll definitely give the Galaxy S4 a run for its money.
The iPhone 5s is rumored to cost as much as $599. Pretty neat considering the major revamp. It’ll definitely be a major hit as this year unfolds. Let’s wait and see.
When Samsung first entered the smartphone market, their first major product was the Samsung Galaxy which is available on contract. This smartphone helped establish and become the staple of the Samsung contract phones product line. It helped launch multiple Galaxy models, and a mobile tablet line as an offshoot. The Galaxy became to Samsung what the iPhone was to Apple. The mention of the Galaxy phone always was associated with Samsung, and soon became one with the brand name when it came to mobile phones.
Samsung got started with Infinix smartphones by joining the Open Handset Alliance. The Open Handset Alliance was founded by Google with the intention of having electronics industry leaders in agreement that they would have open standards on the mobile electronic devices they were creating. Open standards basically means that code would be open source, and allow for integration amongst different brands for hardware and software. This combination of hardware or software is commonly referred to as Android. Samsung’s first smartphone, the Galaxy, was launched with this mindset. The hardware boasted a 40 gigabyte storage, almost unheard of for something so large in a mobile phone. Along with the amount of memory, a user had a 5 megapixel camera with built in flash, along with Wifi and GPS capabilities. This phone was a huge splash into the smartphone market, and it wasn’t because of the size of the phone. The smartphone wasn’t any larger than any of it’s competitors.
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Since the Galaxy smartphone was using Android software, and this software was originally developed by Google, it came preloaded with a variety of different Google applications and features. Basically whatever a user would do on a computer machine with Google, they could now do in the palm of their hand. Samsung was able to put the phone on a couple of different providers, so users were quick to secure a Samsung Galaxy on contract. The price of the phone was comparable to that of the iPhone, and the service providers were left to duke it out when it came to minutes and data usage. The Galaxy was able to surf the Internet with ease, able to browse, download music or video, or watch online clips with no problem. Depending on the contract, it would allocate a certain amount of data usage to enjoy all this. Perhaps the best part of this was the ability to view and surf on such a large, crystal clear touch screen.
The Galaxy was just the beginning for Samsung. As mentioned before, it has helped launch different models such as the Galaxy S on contract based on the Galaxy series, appealing to a wide range of customers of Samsung. The Galaxy S was soon updated with the launch of the Galaxy S2 on contract which has been Samsung’s most successful handset to date. This crown may possibly be taken by the Galaxy Note which is the latest addition to the Galaxy Family. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus on contract is likely to be avery popular smartphone throughout 2012. Also the tablet is based off the Galaxy hardware, just improved for its size. The future looks bright for Samsung. With a reliable product, the consumer just needs to find the service provider and plan to take advantage of the Galaxy or any of it’s offshoots. With constant improvements and features with each new model, it’s easy to see why securing a monthly contract with a Samsung product is a great idea.
Since Infinix mobile phones entered in Kenya, they have become a household name everywhere rocking both old and young. The Kenyan smartphones industry has acknowledged that it cannot operate without the existence of Infinix Mobility. This kind of brand has ditched many of already established mobile phone brands in Kenya. Most recently, Infinix Zero carried Kenyans with a storm with its super specifications and durability. The company has grown from just a mere Chinese phone manufacturer to the world recognized brand. Infinix phones are available nationally in all smartphones stores as well as all online stores. One good thing about these devices is their low price backed up with awesome features that gives you the value for your money.
The Infinix brand is one of the popular brands and comes at an affordable price that the young people can raise and acquire one of their own. The good thing about this company is that they manufacture quality mobile phones putting in mind the target market and their buying power. No matter your income, Infinix Company has got all the models of different ranges that will surely match your pocket. On this list, I will highlight different Infinix mobile phones in Kenya regarding specifications and their working in general.
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Infinix Zero 3
The Infinix Zero 3 falls under the series of Infinix Zero, a flagship cell phone very famous in Kenya. I have to admit that this smartphone is one of its kinds that the company released with super-fast specifications. Packed up with 3GB RAM, this device comes with a strong 2.2 GHz Octa-core processor that makes it have a fast responsiveness.
For all your super images, Infinix Zero 3 has nothing less than 20.7 MP camera something that gives you very amazing memories to remember. Your front image is also important to the company since they made sure that this device carries 5 MP front camera that is supported with LED flash for all conditions photography. Regarding connectivity, the mobile phone has a 4G network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB. All these specs can be yours for a very low and affordable price.
Infinix Note 2
One of the selling points of this Infinix Note 2 is the longer lasting battery. Also known as Big 6, this phones has the best camera and the battery that will never disappoint no matter what. So what do you need to understand about it? Well, to begin with, Infinix Note 2 is a phone and a half since it has a RAM of 1GB but the truth is the phone is about 1.5GB. The fact is that the 500MB is taken by the IU that is designed to increase this device performance. With this IU, you should not worry about speed since everything is sorted by this technology to give you a swift response all time.
Are you that person that loves large displays? Infinix mobile phones in Kenya than came to help you. Infinix Note 2 has a plastic body of 6 inches hence the name Big 6. Your two hands can help you operate this elephant phone to have the best experience ever. As I said before, the battery of Infinix phones usually delivers as expected. Imagine a 4040 mAh battery; this is the best battery you will ever come across. You will have the chance to surf the web all day long without getting disconnected. You can wait to have this phone, am sure about it!
Infinix Zero 2
Infinix mobile phones in Kenya continue to enter the market with different selling points always. Now this Infinix Zero 2 came up with the tagline of the speediest phone ever. As a device to behold, it is also recognized as the “Next Hero” by top players in the smartphone industry in Kenya. One important reason for the name was its performance regarding gaming, multitasking among others. I can agree that this phone has proved its name in many different scenarios as far as specifications are concerned.
Infinix Zero 2 is very comfortable to hold since it’s also light weighing something close to 150g. And if you are that guy that like overloading your pockets with metallic objects, do not worry about the screen getting scratched since this phone is packed with a Gorilla glass 3 which is an HD AMOILED screen. Enjoy great camera shots with a whopping 13MP for super sharp images. Surely I can recommend this phone to anyone, get it online today!
Infinix Hot 2
Affordability is one word that Infinix mobile company will never forget in their entire business initiative. This device is one great Android smartphone available in Kenya at a very low price but with great specs. Buying Infinix phones in Kenya is one choice that will save you big in many instances. Take an example of its Android Lollipop of 5.1.1 and can be updated to 6.0 Marshmallow shortly.
Despite coming in 5 different colors, 4 of the colors comes with 1GB while the other 1 Gold model is advanced with 2GB of RAM. Additionally, Infinix Hot 2 has a 5 inches screen for clear and big screen plus other fantastic specs like 8 MP back camera, 2 MP front camera, 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, 16 GB, and it’s a dual Sim supported the mobile phone. If you like multitasking, gaming, and above all top-notch performance, then this is the phone for you this 2016. Go out there and get for yourself one from the leading online stored call Kilimall.
Infinix Hot Note Pro
Not only selling big and doing well in the market, Infinix cell phones in Kenya have already gained the full amount of trust among the smartphone fanatics in Kenya. One of the phones that have pushed for this whole trust is the Infinix Hot Note Pro; it resembles the Hot Note phone in many features. The major difference between the two is that this Infinix Hot Note Pro doubles the RAM of the Hot Note. It has an elegant design of 5.5 inches screen that is HD IPS display falling under the most recognized MediaTek MT6592 chipset. Experience the high-speed processor backed up with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
Also, the phone is 5.1 Android and during all your usage don’t forget that you are protected regarding power. The 4,000 mAh battery ensures that you charge your phone in super-fast speed. To buy this Infinix mobile phone in Kenya, you are assured of quality and the money you will pay worth the returns. The price is low that other big brands cannot come near it in any way. In a nutshell, this smartphone has more other amazing features so many to discuss here altogether. Just consider owning this phone today and you will never regret.
The name “HOT” has become so familiar to this company in Kenya. However, I know people are asking themselves how hot this mobile phone is. Well, as Infinix mobile phones continue to gain market in Kenya, other brands are also trying their best to come up with devices that will put down Infinix to their knees.
We all understand that competition is healthy in ever business, and this has not scared away this giant company at all. Day by day they are working hard to remain hot just as this phone suggest. That being said, Infinix Hot is a dual phone, and you will need a micro sim size to operate on this gadget. Its processor will make you develop muscles pulls in your finger due to its fast speed that is supported by the 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor. Be assured this device cannot slow your dealings at all. Infinix mobile phones in Kenya are known for their large internal memory. This Infinix Hot comes with inbuilt 16GB although the internal applications have already occupied about 3GB. If you acquire this phone, trust me that you will have the best a customer can get.
Now Infinix phones can confuse you in seconds. This round you may see “Hot” another moment you will see “Zero” plus other variations. Now to put it clear on this one, there is one for 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM type and another one for 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM all under one name. As we all know, Infinix phones are all plastic unless they change in future. This Infinix Zero comes in a plastic body all through with Gorilla Glass 3 packed up with metallic flame making its appearance perfect to complete your style in an amazing way.
The camera is both 13MP and 2MP front facing the camera with an LED flash for your night and low light image capturing sessions. Another unique feature is the non-removable battery of 1920mAh that if you are a heavy user, you are assured of a non-stop usage of about 7 to 9 hours per day. It’s a phone that you can’t stand living without. Buy one today.
From my experience, I can stand to be challenged for saying that Infinix mobile phone in Kenya have taken over the smartphone industry. I can additionally add that they are the “hottest,” if you cannot afford the big brands like Samsung, Blackberry, Nokia, Apple, etc. this is the brand to follow. I am not ashamed to say that this type of brand is a household name that stands to serve everyone from all walks of life. Let’s give credit where it due!
Casual games have taken the front seat in mobile gaming. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or lightning-fast, ninja-like reflexes in order to play them. These games are a hit to people who are not really gamers whose main reason for downloading them is to kill time, especially when travelling or commuting.
Their main function is to keep the user entertained by simplistic gameplay paired by easy-to-learn and oftentimes one-finger controls. The games target the masses, which makes them as popular as strawberry jelly donuts. These games don’t require long-time commitment and special skills in order to fully enjoy them. They are popular within the older population and are mostly female. Also, developers aim to have these games not only on mobile, but also in platforms like personal computers, gaming consoles and handheld gaming consoles. The first casual game is highly considered to be Pac-Man, which is well, one of the highest grossing video games of all time. Other f amous casual games include Tetris, which is highly-responsible for making Nintendo’s Game Boy a success and Microsoft’s Solitaire which came with the Windows OS. In this entry, we will talk about the best casual games that are a must-have for your iPhone 5. Be sure to have them the next time you ride a train or wait in the dentist’s office.
Mobile gaming – Angry Birds
Angry Birds. This almost nonsensical game designed by Finland’s Rovio Entertainment is one of the most successful games in 2010, selling over 12 million copies in Apple’s App Store and a combined 1.7 billion downloads in all platforms. This involves flightless and wingless birds going kamikaze against pigs who stole their eggs though the use of the user-controlled slingshot found on each level. There are a variety of birds in the game. There are several versions of the game, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars. The game has a widespread pop culture following as well. It is being used as references and comical metaphors in TV shows which include The Daily Show and 30 Rock. The game is also being used in various merchandise. There are Angry Birds stuffed toys, t-shirts and hats as well. Overall, the game version is a must-have for anyone looking for simple, nonsensical fun.
Mobile Gaming – Temple RunTemple Run. This game involves an explorer (at the start, it’s a default explorer who goes by the name of Guy Dangerous) who stole an idol (or sacred relic) in the endless temple and is chased by three evil demon monkeys. The game is an endless running game where in the player has to collect coins (which can be used to purchase upgrades) and power-ups in order to get deeper into the temple. It has several obstacles like fire breathing statues and tree trunks. It was developed by Imangi Studios and was released last August 4 2011 on the iOS and Android last March 27 2012. The game has several spin off versions like Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz. These two were done in partnership with Disney. The game received high scores from acclaimed video game critics like Metacritic and IGN. The game now has a sequel, Temple Run 2, which was released in January 2013.
Mobile Gaming – Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga. The epitome of match three games, Candy Crush Saga surpassed FarmVille 2 as the most popular game on Facebook. It was originally made for Facebook and personal computers, however, a mobile version downloadable via iOS and Android became available, rendering it a must-have for all mobile users. The game involves a board filled with candies of various colors. The goal is to match as many as you can and reach the score required. Also, aside from the scores, the player is also required to finish quests involving destroying jelly that are trapping candies. Currently, there are 365 levels on the smart phone version.