Muviz Navbar Audio Visualizer is amazing if you’re into such things

Music is something we all enjoy, at least most of us. And it’s everywhere, from yourown personal libraries, radio stations, treaming stations, advertisements, movies and so on. Remember playing music on your PC when PCs used to be cool? Those amazing lines or circles floating around in the Windows media player when a song was played? I always turned on the visualizer, finding it much more entertaining than staring at the album art — or worse, the placeholder image when no art was available.

A cool visualizer was a also a pretty feature on the earlier versions of the Sony Walkman app on android. But since smartphones aren’t always plugged like PCs, staring at the screen while music plays wasn’t a thing that made sense. This is where Muviz comes in.  Continue reading “Muviz Navbar Audio Visualizer is amazing if you’re into such things”

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Sponsored : Cubot Max 6.0-inch 4G Phablet Review

Cubot is another emerging smartphone brand in China. Cubot is known for larger battery smartphones and great processors carrying a competitive price tag. Talking of the Cubot Max, it not only has a larger battery but also possesses a larger screen size. Cubot Max is a 6.0-inch phablet that comes with android 6.0 out of the box. The phablet is available in three colour variants : White, Gold and Black.

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Sponsored : Bluboo Maya Max 4G+ Phablet Review

Bluboo Mobile is among the many Chinese brands that seem to be gaining traction around the world. The brand has already released a few smartphones which have garnered international attention. There’s an air of excitement around Bluboo’s smartphones while prospective buyers wait to get their hands on them. They offer up some pretty interesting smartphones that are running stock Android, and at rather low prices. The Bluboo Maya Max 4g+ is one of their newest devices and this one is on sale for under $150, which is a pretty incredible price for what you get here.

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The $4 smartphone is real and this is what it’s like to use it.

Four. That’s how many US dollars the Freedom 251 costs.

It’s a shockingly low number, especially if you’re used to doling out $600 for a flagship phone. And despite raising many eyebrows when it was unveiled by Indian company Ringing Bells back in February — with some doubting that the phone would materialize at that price — not only is the Freedom 251 real, it’s also surprisingly decent.

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OPPO F1s review: Great hardware, inexcusably old software

The craze for selfies doesn’t need an introduction, especially when phone manufacturers start to give more importance to the camera at the front as compared to the one on the back. After all, why not? The front camera gets used, if not more, then as much as the rear camera nowadays. If you are a selfie-lover, then you would have probably heard of Oppo’s F-series smartphones, which the company calls as ‘selfie-experts’.

Oppo debuted its camera-centric F-series at the beginning of this year with the launch of the Oppo F1 in India. Shortly after, we got the F1 Plus, which was a more premium model. The company has been marketing this new series aggressively, especially in offline retail channels.

It’s been more than six months since the launch of the F1, and to be honest, it feels a bit dated today given how the competition has marched forward. The F1s is a much-needed upgrade, in terms of both design and features, in order to give it a fighting chance.Indeed, with both the F1s and Plus side by side, it’s impossible to know which is which except if you’re looking at specific things — not necessarily a bad thing, since the F1 Plus is a nice piece of hardware. The new F1s is a little larger, a little less powerful, and is making its debut in India for ₹17,999 ($270).

The focus however, continues to be on the front-facing camera. Let’s see how it fares.

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Pokemon Go : Review

If you can say nothing else about Pokémon Go, at the very least you must admit that it’s a phenomenon to a degree that’s rarely seen in gaming.In a matter of a week, this new mobile take on Nintendo’s long-running role-playing game series has grown astoundingly popular. It has consumed social media conversation, flooded into mainstream news reports and had an impact on the everyday life of many players, in a physical, outside-the-game way. So … is it any good?

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Meizu MX6 with 5.5-inch 1080p display, 10-Core Helio X20 SoC, 4GB RAM announced

Chinese manufacturer Meizu announced MX6, the company’s latest flagship smartphone at an event in China. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p Sharp TDDI LCD display with narrow bezels, is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor and runs on Flyme OS 5.2 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash, PDAF, Sony IMX386 sensor with 1.25 μm pixel size and 4K video recording. This is the first smartphone to feature the Sony IMX386 sensor. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

It has full metal body and weighs just 155 grams. It has mTouch 2.1 fingerprint recognition technology that can unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds for payments using Alipay and WeChat. It packs a 3060mAh battery support for mCharge that lets you charge the phone up to 65% in 30 minutes and fully charge it in just 75 minutes using a 24W fast charger.

Meizu MX6 specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) LCD display, 85% NTSC color gamut, 1500: 1 contrast ratio
  • 2.3GHz GHz MediaTek Helio X20 Deca-Core 64-bit processor with ARM Mali-T880 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
  • Flyme OS 5.2 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Dual SIM
  • 12 MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash, Sony IMX386 sensor, 6P lenses, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4K video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 153.6x 75.2x 7.25mm; Weight: 155g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3060mAh battery with fast charging

The Meizu MX6 comes in Gray, Silver, Gold and Pink colors and is priced at 1999 yuan (US$298 / Rs. 20,040 approx.). It will be available for orderin China starting today and goes on sale from July 30th. Meizu has also introduced Life Jack protective cover for the smartphone for 79 yuan (US$ 12 / Rs. 790 approx.) No details about the global roll out yet.

Samsung Galaxy J Max : Is really the most ‘Minimum’

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has been priced at ₹9,750 while Galaxy J Max will be open for purchase by the end of July at ₹13,400.

Being the leader in the Indian smartphone market, Samsung India Electronics will now focus on new launches with innovative features to maintain its position and gain more market share, a top company official said here on Tuesday. Galaxy J2 (2016) has been priced at ₹9,750 while Galaxy J Max will be open for purchase by the end of July at ₹13,400.

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