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Oppo R5 Review: Why Buy the Sleek and Solid Oppo R5?

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This Oppo R5 Review published by Tin Vergara .

Oppo is really trying to make a run for its popularity as it competes with the mobile developing giants of today. It has been successful in creating and maintaining a name brand. As of the moment, this very innovative company is busy creating unique and impressive mobile phone devices that indeed can keep up with today’s current competition. Read the oppo R5 review and share your thought with us.

One of the leading forerunners of the Oppo brand is its Oppo R5 which is well-known for its sleek profile and a solid framing, making it look solid and well-built. With an octa-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera to boot, this mobile phone has indeed a lot to offer.
Oppo R5 Specification

Oppo R5 is gorgeous. This is one of the most common adjectives tagged to the R5 line. It is clad in metal, 4.85mm super-thin, and weighs 155 grams. It’s definitely impressive but lacks the common 3.5mm audio jack that will require you to use Bluetooth headphones if you want to listen to music.

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Compared to other brands, you can synonymously categorize the Oppo R5 along with iPhone 6’s slim frame; it even looks better than the latter when it comes to design. It also bags the world record for the thinnest mobile phone in the market. The Oppo R5 comes in three different versions due to the different LTE brands. One will be available in the US, another in China, and one model for the rest of the countries worldwide. The Oppo R5 Malaysia price is marked at RM 1598 (Malaysia) or around $449 based on those posted at PricePanda, a price comparison site.

Oppo R5 Design Review

Encased in metal with a hand-polished steel frame and a back made of brushed aluminum, the Oppo R5 screams nothing less but class and elegance. The premium feel that this phone offers is the same as the ones you expect from its other more expensive contemporaries. It comes in a two-tone color scheme (white and silver and white and gold at the back) and will most likely give you the vibe of the Apple phone device. It is thinner than the iPhone but does not feel slippery compared to the former. The only thing that has a slight negative impact to its thin design is that the 13-megapixel camera sticks out and makes the phone uneven when placed on a flat surface. Overall, the solid build quality of the Oppo R5 is impressive but not perfect.

Oppo is indeed trying to surpass boundaries as it ditches the 3.5mm jack and an external speaker to accommodate the thickness it was designed to have. This is the first compromise the brand had to go through to accommodate the ultra-thin design throne. Form was definitely considered over function this time around for the R5.

As for listening to music and audio, you can still do this with the propriety earbuds that came with the device. You can directly plug it into the microUSB port and it works and sounds as great as when you are using a headphone jack.

The Oppo R5 Display and Performance Review

The R5 offers a big 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and a pixel density of 423 ppi. It works great both in the outdoors and in the night. It can get really bright which is perfect for outdoor use and pretty dim when you try and read messages at your bedside.

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As for the Oppo R5’s performance, the brand is keeping up fairly well with its contemporaries. It is packed with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor along with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB or RAM. Although the software of the R5 is still at 32-bit, its performance is still remarkable and the applications open and close smoothly even without the 64-bit processor being fully taken advantage of.

The Oppo R5 Camera and Battery Life Review

The Oppo R5 has a rear 13-megapixel camera that unfortunately protrudes at the back, but it’s the only and slightly negative feature the device has. It features an impressive Sony sensor and an LED flash with a simple and intuitive camera interface. You can locate the camera settings at the bottom left corner and a slide out panel on the right side to access the different shooting modes available. With a pretty fast shutter speed, you could enjoy taking rapid images in succession shots.

The R5 also boasts of the ULTRA HD mode that allows users to take 50M shots, something common among Oppo devices. It comes with a 2,000mAh battery that may prove to be insufficient for extensive daily use. This again is another aspect compromised to be able to keep up with Oppo R5’s impressive design.

So is the Oppo R5 worthy to be your mobile phone of choice? It is. With its sleek design and above-average functionality and superb features, you’re definitely enjoying a premium experience in mobile technology with a fraction of the cost.

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Vivo Strengthens its V Series Portfolio with V7 Launch

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  • Pre-Booking starts exclusively on Flipkart from 20th November
  • FullView™ Forever offer is applicable on the all new Vivo V7


New Delhi, November 20th, 2017:
Vivo, the global premium smartphone brand, announced the addition of V7 to its successful V series at an event in New Delhi today. With the launch of V7, Vivo extends its strong focus on camera and music with the revolutionary 24MP selfie and 16MP rear camera.

Vivo V7 Specifications

·       24 MP Front Camera and 16 MP Rear Camera

·       5.7 HD FullViewTM display

·       4 GB RAM/32 GB ROM

·       3000mAh battery

·       Moonlight Glow and Face Access

Priced at INR 18,990, Vivo V7 will be available in two colours such as Champagne Gold and Matte Black across all retail stores from November 25th, 2017 and can be pre-booked on Flipkart exclusively from November 20th, 2017 onwards. An additional 5% cashback offer is available for customers using HDFC Credit & Debit cards to pre-book  V7. They can also avail Rs.2000 off on exchange of their old smartphone.

The V7 extends the lineage of exceptional photography and features with a 24MP selfie and 16 MP rear camera. Besides a powerful camera, V7 also features a sharp 5.7HD FullViewTM display

with minimalistic bezels to provide users with a more immersive smartphone experience.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Kent Cheng, CEO, Vivo India, said, “Vivo has always endeavoured to provide the best-in-class performance, especially when it comes to selfie camera capabilities. With the

launch of V7, we are offering consumers another compelling proposition featuring an excellent camera and powerful performance at a competitive price point.”

For more details, please visit: Flipkart.com/Vivo-v7 

About Vivo India:

Vivo, a premium global smartphone brand, entered India in late 2014. With a strong focus on "Camera and Music", Vivo has established itself as one of the top smartphone brands in India. Manufacturing in Greater Noida, the company has a robust distribution network across the country both online and offline, catering the best in class quality services to over 400 cities, in 22 states backed by 400 service centres in India. Dedicated to the youth, Vivo became the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2016 & 2017 and recently bagged the title sponsorship for the next five years. Also have bagged the title sponsorship of Pro Kabaddi in 2017 for five years. Conquering the global stage, Vivo became the official sponsor of 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.

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iPhone 8 Review: Features, Specification and Pricing

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Apple’s representatives took the stage in a mega event on September 12 where they made all the important announcements on everything that Apple has launched. And among those announcements, the most important was that of new iPhone line that Apple has introduced. Yes, Apple has introduced three new iPhones namely iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The news of three latest iPhone models might not be too surprising for many as it’s come after months of speculations and rumors. However, what might have surprised iPhone enthusiasts is the fact that Apple skipped not just iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models but also iPhone 9 as well. Apple called two of the low-end iPhone models as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus while the high-end release was said as iPhone X – in relevance to the fact that it’s iPhone’s 10th anniversary release.

Coming back to the iPhone 8 models, there are still plenty of features that are worth talking about this new iPhone models despite the fact that it is the low-end iPhone to come this year. So, let’s dig a bit deeper into iPhone 8 features and find out what exactly does this new iPhone comes equipped with.

[wpsm_numhead num="1" style="3" heading="2"]New Glass Design[/wpsm_numhead]

The first new thing that anyone buying the iPhone 8 will notice is the fact that new iPhone features a glass design. There is reinforced glass used both the front and the back of the new iPhone and, as said and heard, this change is basically for introducing the new wireless charging feature in the new iPhones. So, Apple has chosen to introduce glass into all three of its new iPhones. And, it’s for the first time after iPhone 4 that glass is used in the body of an iPhone. However, this time it is far sturdier than what we had years ago.

[wpsm_numhead num="2" style="3" heading="2"]True Tone Display[/wpsm_numhead]

As for the display of new iPhone 8, we have Retina HD True Tone display in both the standard and Plus models. This True Tone thing is the same that Apple first introduced in its iPad Pro 9.7” models. What it actually does is that it manages white balance of your iPhone display according to the lighting in your surroundings. As far as display size is concerned, we have 4.7” display in iPhone 8 and the Plus model gets 5.5” display.

[wpsm_numhead num="3" style="3" heading="2"]Dual Camera[/wpsm_numhead]

The new iPhone 8 comes equipped with a dual lens 12MP rear camera with autofocus and OIS capabilities. There are quite a few interesting capabilities that your new iPhone camera has to offer and on top of them all is the simultaneous 8MP image and 4K video recording. Both the front and the rear cam also have face detection capabilities as well.

Besides, the camera supports deeper pixels and an all-new color filter to offer best photos. There is also a Portrait Lightning mode introduced in the camera app. It will, basically, help iPhone users to capture photos in which the images actually stand out from their background.

[wpsm_numhead num="4" style="3" heading="2"]Wireless Charging[/wpsm_numhead]

Wireless charging capabilities now come to iPhones as well with new iPhones following Qi wireless charging standard. With wireless charging now available on iPhones, you will just have to put your device on a charging pad in order to charge it. There are no wires or cables involved at all. There are charging pads available from Mophie and Belkin already in the market. So, if your iPhone is just about to arrive, get one of these third-party charging pad for your device.

[wpsm_numhead num="5" style="3" heading="2"]New A11 SoC[/wpsm_numhead]

New iPhones are really going to be amongst the most powerful devices Apple has ever introduced. All the three new iPhones come equipped with an all-new A11 SoC chip. It is basically the incremental upgrade from A10 that we had in previous iPhone 7 models. The chip gives your new iPhone all the power that it needs for processing heavier graphics and opens it up lots of new features.

[wpsm_numhead num="6" style="3" heading="2"]Augmented Reality[/wpsm_numhead]

As Apple has long been working on VR and AR, it has finally decided to hand you over an AR-capable new iPhone. In fact, the A11 chip that new iPhones feature is considered the standard for iPhones to support AR with all its powerful capabilities. These custom-calibrated iPhones extend support for immersive graphics @ 60fps. Also, the new iOS 11 comes in to support AR apps on the new iPhone 8 models.

[wpsm_numhead num="7" style="3" heading="2"]Home Button Still Exists[/wpsm_numhead]

Yes, you’ve heard it right! New iPhone 8 still comes with an iPhone 7-style Home button. The rumors about Home button going away are true as well but that’s for iPhone X model only. So, iPhone 8 still has a home button and uses Touch ID as its security feature as well.

[wpsm_numhead num="8" style="3" heading="2"]Face ID Is Not There[/wpsm_numhead]

You’d say it was Apple’s breakthrough feature that had long been expected but, just hold on, Apple promised to introduce Face ID in its next high-end iPhone release and it has done that as well. Face ID comes to iPhone X and it’s just that it has changed the naming scheme for iPhones this time around which is causing all the confusion. So, in iPhone 8 we still have the same unlocking mechanism as we had in iPhone 7 and Touch ID does a fine job there.

[wpsm_numhead num="9" style="3" heading="2"]iPhone 8 Colors[/wpsm_numhead]

The new iPhone 8 will be available in three different colors. There will be silver, space gray and gold models. And, this time we have somewhat different gold finish as well.

[wpsm_numhead num="10" style="3" heading="2"]iPhone 8 Price[/wpsm_numhead]

iPhone 8 is available for $699 and has already started shipping. It’s quite a cheap alternative to the expensive, high-end, iPhone X release from Apple. We must say you really get what you pay for and iPhone 8 doesn’t lag behind too much either.

So, that’s all we have got for you on the latest iPhone 8 release from Apple. The new iPhone is already out there and we must say it’s worth a buy with all its new features and unique offerings. Go grab one for yourself!

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Top LED TVs Under 30,000 INR in India

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Over the last few years, TVs have evolved from being big boxes to sleek LEDs, from simple to Smart TV's and now even 3D and curved TVs. From viewing entertainment to accessing your social media apps, to watching sports and playing games, we're here to help you pick out the best one under Rs 30000, in India:

[wpsm_numhead num="1" style="3" heading="2"]Micromax Canvas-S Full HD Smart LED TV: Rs 29,290[/wpsm_numhead]

Micromax Canvas-S Full HD Smart LED TVThis Micromax product features an HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a 178 degree viewing angle and a 40-inch screen. This Smart TV with its sleek design and built in Wi-Fi and Miracast technology enables users to browse the internet on the big screen. The 3HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, and MHL enable super-fast sharing of media while the 4GB flash memory helps with storage. This LED TV is android friendly which helps in synchronizing user's smartphone with it and accessing it as a remote. The built in games provide great entertainment while the Digital Surround Sound technology provides crystal clear sound.
Overall, with its high-end features and complete package of entertainment, this TV is the best one under the Rs 30000 price range.

[wpsm_numhead num="2" style="3" heading="2"]LG 32LH604T Full HD Smart LED TV: Rs 30,000[/wpsm_numhead]

This LG product features an HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) along with blur free clarity. Life like picture quality is provided by the triple XD engine, whereas enhanced quality is offered by the IPS panel. This 32-inch LED TV comes in a sleek design, giving the viewer a perfect TV experience even from different angles. Other features include 2 USB ports and 3 HDMI ports, built in WI- FI and recording feature making it an ultimate entertainment package. This smart TV also features voice recognition, app store and built in games and sound technology, providing a unique 3D-like sound experience.
Overall, with its smart features and perfect sound make it a reliable buy. If you are looking for more choices, there is also a comprehensive list with specifications on Review Station: Best LED TVs under 30000 Rupees in India.

[wpsm_numhead num="3" style="3" heading="2"]Sony Bravia KLV-32W512D HD Smart LED TV: Rs 29,990[/wpsm_numhead]

This 32-inch LED TV features HD (1366 x 768 pixels) resolution with technology that scales up each pixel while maintaining the contrast and color brilliantly. With a sleek, classic design, this Sony product fits perfectly even in a small space. Surfing the web and social media sites is made possible with the built in Wi-Fi and sharing videos and photos can be done using the Photo Sharing Plus feature. The screen mirroring feature allows the user to supersize their smartphone screen and the 2 HDMI and USB ports enhance connectivity. Clear phase technology provides balanced and pure audio while the built in subwoofer adds rich bass to the songs played.
Overall, this TV offers decent quality which is worth the money.

[wpsm_numhead num="4" style="3" heading="2"]Samsung 32K4300 HD Smart LED TV: Rs 29,999[/wpsm_numhead]

This Samsung Smart LED HD TV features (1366 x 768 pixels) resolution and color enhancer technology with enhanced image quality and display. The sleek look with metallic legs is designed to fit into built in holes easily and can also be reversed in seconds. The triple protection feature protects the TV from up to 15KV of lightning shock. The pre-installed browsers and built in WI-FI enables internet access, and sharing is made easy with the 2 USB and HDMI ports provided. The Dolby Digital Technology produces a surreal sound experience while the Bluetooth feature enables the user to connect their phone and play music.
Overall, this Samsung product is a great package of HD entertainment and smart features.

[wpsm_numhead num="5" style="3" heading="2"]Vu H40D321 Full HD LED TV: Rs 23,999[/wpsm_numhead]

This VU product is an effective combo of crisp sound and clear visuals and features an achromatic display that provides detailed and perfect picture quality, all in one of the thinnest TV sizes available (39 inches). The Digital Noise Reduction feature and box type design of the stereo enable crackle free clear sound. Whereas, the Digital Media Player feature allows the user to connect an external drive and watch movies. The HDMI or VGA ports allow the user to connect laptops or computers to it and view content. The TV also features moisture and dust resistance which makes it easy to mount on a wall or table with the help of the mounting brackets that come with it. So, overall this HD TV provides good quality at a good budget.
Choosing an LED TV has never been easier under a budget of Rs 30000! Select the features you'd want in yours and pick one that you know will give you the best entertainment package.

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