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Is my Phone Compatible with a Specific Network in a different country or not?

Switching Carriers

Many people ask what phone locking is all about.  Here is a brief explanation.   In some countries all phones come factory unlocked.  Meaning you can use it on any available network provider ie: carrier in the world as long as that carrier supports the same GSM Frequency bands that your phone supports. Some phones, known as Global Phones support most network in the world. All the new iPhones starting with the iPhone 6 have Global bands incorporated in the phone, so the iPhone will work in any country as long as it is network unlocked.  Too bad not all phones come this way.  Some phones are made for specific markets and only support a limited range of cell phone frequencies.   Even Samsung makes phones for the European market, the Middle east market, the Asian market, the North American market, etc.  So what this means is that the phone, even if unlocked may not work in a different country besides the one it was intended for.   Needless to say, this can be very frustrating if you are a global traveller or looking to buy a phone from an international market place online such as eBay.

Frequency Bands

There is 4  category of frequencies that are used for cell phones around the world, they are primarily. CDMA, LTE, UMTS, and GSM.    CDMA is almost exclusively used in the USA and Japan, on networks such as Sprint, Verizon, KDDI, Softbank etc.   LTE, UMTS and GSM is commonly used across the world, but don’t get your hopes up just yet.  It is not enough for the phone to support LTE or UMTS for it to work on a network, it has to also support the specificFrequency as well.  Here is where it gets more complicated.   The Common GSM frequencies are 850, 950, 1800 and 1900.  The common  UMTS frequencies are 2100,1900,1800,1700,850,900 etc.  Now that’s not all, it has to also be on the same BAND, like Band 1(B1), Band 2(B2) etc.  Too make this a lot easier, there is Online tools available to help you check this.

Online Tools to Check Compatibility

Nowadays there are many tools available online to help you figure out if the phone you want will work in your country and if it is even worth buying if it won’t work. There is 3 or 4 tools I usually refer to listed below in no specific order:

Network Unlocking

Now that you have verified that your phone’s internal hardware supports the network that you want to use it on now you have to make sure that your phone is network unlocked because even if it is supported by the network, the phone wont work if it is locked to a different network.   Network locking is a common practice around the world especially in countries where carriers provide phones at a subsidized rate when agreeing to a cell plan contract for 2+ years.  Now the carrier wants to ensure that you pay of your phone financing plan before switching to another network.  Most phones in the U.S.A come locked to their respective networks, although now many carriers will unlock the phone for free once the terms of the contract have been met.  I did unlock my phone which was on the AT&T network and used it on T-Mobile, here in the USA.   Since T-Mobile and AT&T both use LTE and had the same bands I was able to use it once I finally got it unlocked.

 

Advice about Chinese Brands

Since we do review a lot of Phones from Chinese Brands, it should be noted that many Chinese brands don’t support many international networks.  After all they are originally made to work in China.  So you will find even though they all come factory unlocked, and there is never a need to enter an unlock code, the phone simply does not have the necessary built in hardware to pick up the signal in your area.  Lucky, some chinese brands are starting to support more international Networks.  Xiaomi is a good example of this.  Many of there new phones are advertised as Global phones.  And like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 that was released a few months ago, it works on majority of the networks in the world, including North America and Europe.  I personally have tested the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 in Canada on almost every network including, Freedom mobile, Rogers, Bell and Telus. Not only did it work on those networks without glitch, it also supported LTE and fast download speeds as well.

Apple Launches iPhone X and iPhone 8

Apple’s latest smartphones were​ short on surprises, but does that​ matter? Not even a little bit!

In the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, some of the most powerful men in the world were as giddy as fresh-faced schoolchildren. Why? They were unveiling their latest playthings: the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

Let’s start with the iPhone 8. Visually, it looks fairly similar to the iPhone 7, but with an important difference. That’s its all-glass back, which enables wireless Qi charging for the first time in an iPhone.

The cameras on both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been improved, with 12MP rear cameras with new sensors, better dynamic range, and optical image stabilisation for both cameras on the Plus model. There’s also a new Portrait Lighting mode with powerful lighting adjustment options.

But of course, everyone was waiting for the iPhone X, and it didn’t disappoint. With an all-glass front and back, and a full edge-to-edge display, it’s the first proper redesign since the iPhone 6. It has the same features of the iPhone 8 and then some, including a new Super Retina Display.

With a 2436×1125 resolution, this packs in 458 pixels per inch, and its OLED display technology allows for the best, most vibrant screen in an iPhone.

That high quality screen – and new front camera system – allows for Face ID, letting you unlock your phone an pay for stuff using your face. And with longer battery life, powerful internals and AR mastery, it’s a big step from Apple.

ASUS Zenfone AR Review

 

Just two months after the ZenFone Zoom S comes ASUS’ most recent trial – the ZenFone AR (ZS571KL). This is the second cell phone to help Google Tango’s augmented reality engine by ASUS.

The ZenFone AR is one of the first to help both Tango, and Google’s virtual reality stage, Daydream VR. In case you’re utilized to mid-extend cell phones, the ZenFone AR’s selection of bezels, glass show, and catch positions shouldn’t come as an amazement, however it keeps the 3.5mm earphone jack in place. It additionally has an aluminum combination casing, and it includes a sandblasted complete with chamfered edges.

Stylishly, the ZenFone AR’s back doesn’t do the telephone equity. We wouldn’t fret the obsolete polished fake cowhide look (design is repeating, all things considered) however the normal buyer merits superior to anything a plastic impersonation when they are paying about $1,200 for a gadget. A cleaned glass back or aluminum back would likely be more appealing, and unquestionably less belittling to the two fans and changes over.

The show is a 5.7-inch, Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels determination) Super AMOLED with a 79% screen-to-body proportion. It’s made of Gorilla Glass 4. Regular properties and desires of AMOLED screens incorporate its hotter shading temperature. This trademark loans its vibrant appearance, which might be a favored affair for a few clients.

The ASUS ZenFone AR keeps running on Android 7.0 OS (Nougat) with its own one of a kind skin, ZenUI 3.0. ASUS got rid of the adolescent standpoint by picking single-shade palettes instead of the inclinations it once adored. Their notices dropdown and settings additionally have a cleaner look. The namesake of this gadget originates from its consideration of Google Tango, which makes increased reality applications utilitarian on a cell phone. Tango requires a blend of sensors and Google’s product, and it permits a cell phone to comprehend human ideas like three-dimensional physical space, relative separation, and profundity observation.

By a wide margin, the most helpful component that additionally showed Tango’s abilities was Measure (a Google made application), and it was restricted to the telephone camera’s sensing capacities. The other pre-introduced AR applications don’t misuse the exactness off ered by Google Tango, and neither do they include esteem like the case gave above. It’s a blended sack of insane substance, bloatware, and outright publicizing.

At that point there’s Google Daydream. Like Tango, Daydream’s common sense is constrained to the applications that are accessible in the store, yet it was no place as devastate as AR. The Daydream View headset and controller are very instinctive for most Google VR applications on account of the view-focusing highlight that additionally re-adjusts your controller easily. Recreations work best with the VR biological community, and it’s the main kind that functions admirably right now. Unfortunately, the Daydream View headset and remote aren’t offi cially sold by Google in Singapore.

The back camera is a 23-megapixel Sony Exmor RS IMX318 sensor. It’s bolstered by a six-component focal point with a gap of f/2.0, 4-pivot Optical Image Stabilization, and TriTech Autofocus – a mix of laser, stage location, and differentiation discovery self-adjust that appeared on the ZenFone 3. Picture quality is by all accounts comparable to what the ZenFone 3 Deluxe off ered. Great focuses are its shading control, and its general tender loving care inside the engaged zone. It’s adequate, yet at the same time underneath desires, as it hasn’t generally enhanced from the less expensive ZenFone 3 Deluxe, which we as of now weren’t too awed with.

The ASUS ZenFone AR has a normal battery uptime for day by day undertakings, and it’s suffi cient at playing out its planned AR purposes. In case we’re peered entirely inside the ZenFone territory, this is absolutely ASUS’s most intense telephone to date, regardless of the possibility that it has trashy imaging execution for its class.

Direct telephone abilities aside, telephone costs are unquestionably on the ascent and that brings forth certain gauge desires. Positively, it is normal you’d pay more for Tango includes as it requires committed equipment and sensors, however there’s the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro that can off er that for $300 less. You likewise won’t pay for a present leader processor any more. Along these lines, once more, ASUS got a promising-on-paper item past the point where it is possible to the amusement. The ZenFone AR didn’t settle our bogeymen from the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and it’s recently no longer an aggressive choice in the current cell phone atmosphere for value, execution or highlights, even subsequent to mulling over Tango and Daydream.

Apple iPhone 7 Rumours and Leaks

Apple iPhone 7 Rumours and possibilities
This year we have got multiple rumours of iPhone with OLED display, but as per the present scenario Apple is not able to deliver OLED display by end of this year. However they can release iPhone 8 with that kind of display which is scheduled to launch in 2018.

Talking about the specifications of upcoming iPhone 7, it will have the same display size as iPhone 6. Yes, iPhone 7 will come with 4.7 inch IPS LCD display and run on Apple A10 chipset with 2GB RAM. The phone will have upgraded 3D touch and will be release in 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB storage capacities. At the camera end, this phone will have a 16 MP primary and 5 MP front facing. Samsung and LG which are tough competitors of Apple has also launched Galaxy S7 and LG G5 Smartphone and HTC One 10 is scheduled to launch on April 12. So, its quite interesting to see what Apple offers this year.

Apple iPhone 7 Release date and Price
We all know Apple device always comes with high price due to their brand value or you can say innovative features that non-other can deliver. Meanwhile, the iPhone SE version is now available for sale at an affordable price of $399 which is really cheap is we look at Apple iPhone series. You can expect iPhone 7 price to fall in between $750-850 USD depending on storage capacity. The phone is expected to release in the month of September, most probabily at IFA 2016 event. We are going to update you with more rumours and spec of upcoming iPhone here. So stay tuned with us and if you have any thoughts and doubts then feel free to leave your comments below.

All You Need To Know About Honor 4C

Modern features and premium looks in a budget-friendly smartphone just got possible with the launch of Honor 4C! If you have been searching for an affordable phone whose internal specs do not disappoint you, you might like to check out this phone from Honor. Recently, it got a price slash of Rs 2000 which makes it even a more tempting option.

 

Design and display

Incorporating similar looks from Honor 4X, Honor 4C sports flat edges and textured plastic removable cover. To give you a smooth touch when you hold the phone, it has been made using a unique ID design. The handset is 8.8mm thick and weighs around 162 grams. The brand name is engraved on the rear side. Since the front side has a metallic rim around it, it lends a sophisticated element to the smartphone. The rear camera has undergone a CNC diamond cutter million process to give an extra stylish look to the phone. It has a screen of 5 inch with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. To offer you a clearer and detailed picture quality, it uses a combination of 16.7 million colors.

 

Camera

Since camera is one aspect which people aren’t going to ignore, mobile brands are leaving no stone unturned to offer the finest camera quality in their handsets. With more and more people using only their smartphones to shoot images, camera is one department which has to be equipped with advanced features. Honor 4C has a 13 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash so that you can take bright images even in low light conditions. It has a f/2.0 aperture and 27mm wide angle lens for beautiful landscape shots. The front camera has 5 mega pixels. The camera is equipped with BSI sensor and also a macro mode to capture the subject well. Make use of Snapdeal coupons to buy this affordable phone at an even more affordable price.

Performance

There are numerous tasks being done via a smartphone today. Gaming, accessing apps, taking down notes, shooting images, watching movies, browsing internet- to name a few. With several things being done via it today and big data being stored on it, there’s a need for speed as well as smoothness. Honor 4C will not disappoint you. With the combination of quad-core Mali-450 image processor and 2GB of RAM, you can enjoy a buttery smooth multi-tasking experience. The best part is that the phone experiences no heating problems even with heavy games.

Battery

A smartphone is nothing less than a lifeline in today’s era. Since you are making use of it day and night, you do not want to end up with a dead battery phone in your hands at the end of the day. That is the last thing you would want on earth to happen to you. Honor 4C is powered by a 2550 mAh battery and also a SmartPower 2.5 technology to increase the lasting power of battery by as much as 30%. What are you waiting for? Indulge in Flipkart coupons available on CashKaro and make this phone yours today only!

Audio

The handset is enabled with DTS audio processing and 5.1 channel surround sound effect to enhance your listening experience. The combination of dual silicon microphone design and noise reduction technology adds to the element of clarity. This way you can listen well even in noisy backgrounds.

User interface

Honor 4C has EMUI 3.0 interface to offer you a personalized experience while accessing the smartphone. You can get your notifications and messages recorded on a timeline. With the help of this user interface, you can also make the most out of search engine.

 

Most Anticipated Smartphone’s of 2016

So, 2016 has just started with a bang at CES event. Many big companies has launched their most innovative gadgets their. Still a lot to come in this year as there no company has launched their flagship phone till now. LG has just launched their K-series smartphone and Samsung released Galaxy A9 both are affordable range smartphones. Here we are going to bring some lights on most anticipated mobile phones of 2016.

So, the first one in our list most anticipated mobile phone. Yes!! you are think right it’s from Samsung.

Top Upcoming High End Smartphone’s of 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung one of the leading manufacturer of high end smartphone is once again going to launch another big smartphone this year. The Galaxy S7 is going to announce on February 21 which is pretty much few days away from here. This smartphone will have 5.2 inch large 4k display and boast Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890 Chipset. The phone is going to have 4GB RAM, Adreno 530 GPU and powerful camera utilities. We also got few leaks that S7 and S7 Edge can have 4000+ mAh battery as well with fast charging which is really exciting. This smartphone is expected to come at price of $750 USD.

LG G5 and G5 Plus

Yes. LG is also confirmed that they will launch LG G5 Flagship on 21 st February, one day before MWC 2016. Which means we are going to see both there high end device in MWC. LG G5 phablet is reported to have 5.5 inch large display with 4K display and VR Gear technology. It will also have 4GB RAM and 2.2 GHz Snapdragon processor as S7 but looks like to have more premium design this time. The phone expected to be available by March 2nd week for shipment. We will soon come with comparison between these two giants here. We are also seeing LG G5 cases and covers on various e-commerce websites.

HTC ONE M10

When Samsung and LG are busy in playing their cards hTC is taking the policy of “Keep Calm and Watch”. Earlier hTC is rumoured to launch M10 flagship at MWC with Samsung and LG. But per the recent leaks HTC is not going to make to MWC 2016, instead they will launch HTC One M10 in late March in a separate event. One M10 is also once of the most anticipated smartphone of 2016 with powering best available specs and features. But as Samsung Galaxy S7 this device will also carry forward the same design as their predecessors.

Sony Xperia Z6

Although its not a right time to feature Z6 in this list but we internet has already flooded with hundreds of Xperia Z6 rumours. The phone’s release date is still 5-6 month away from here as Sony has just launch Xperia Z5 in late 2015. As per SonyZ6Xperia.com the phone is rumored to have five variants ranging from 4 inch to 6.1 inch sizes and powered by Snapdragon 620 and Snaprdagon 820 processor depending on size. It will be boasted by 3 and 4GB RAM and will have most superior camera features.

Apple iPhone 7

If we are talking about Smartphone how can we skip the Apple’s contribution to mobile world. Yeah. Apple iPhone 7 is also reported to launch in Q3, 2016. Although there not much data available about this phone but as per rumors of iPhone 7 will features the same screen sizes as iPhone 6. The phone is powered by Apple A10 Chipset and will have upgraded 3D touch and fingerprints sensors. From now it’s expected to get launched in 2nd week of September. Meanwhile we are also getting some concept images of iPhone 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6

As we all know Samsung launches their Note and Galaxy S mobile every year. Note 6 is going to be their second flagship of 2016. It will release at the same time as iPhone 7 but this time it is rumored with really impressive specs. The Galaxy Note 6 is going to have 6 / 8 GB RAM, Exynos 8890 in-house processor and will come with 6 inch 4K display. As per few rumors Samsung is going to re-introduce micro SD card support with their Note series which I think really a great move as most of their users are facing same issue and sticking back with Note 4. The phone is going to have superb camera specs as well: 23 MP primary camera and 8 MP front. The price of the phone also rumored to be very high. This phone can cost you around 800 USD.

All these high end device are still to get release so their may be some changes in their specifications. We will soon update you with most accurate details of these top flagship phones of 2016.

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Elephone G7 Specifications, Price & Release Date

Elephone has again ready to launched their new phone which was named Elephone G7. The good news of this phone is that it is considered as the world’s slimmest phone. Now, we will tell you about the specifications of this Elephone G7.

Elephone G7 Specifications

Elephone G7 has a great thin body. The thickness  of this phone is about 5.5mm which is considered as the world’s thinnest phone. In this phone, the company used the advanced technology to reduce the extra space for your operational feeling.

DESIGN:

The Elephone G7 has an amazing beauty. In order to make it a beautiful smartphone, Elephone selected each material, pursued new design and made cuts. So Elephone Precious (G7) was born, they believe it is the perfect combination of craftsmanship and aesthetics.

COLOR:

Elephone Precious (G7) came with the two color, white and black. You can choose it according to your requirement. To make the Elephone G7 safe, Elephone added metal frame to the body which looks beautiful as well as it is safe also.The hard frame prevents the phone from breaking and also makes the mobile phone look more beautiful.

 

Elephone G7 Features

Elephone Precious (G7)’s frame width is 2.7mm. It provides higher screen proportion and also keeps the phone in a smaller scale with a larger display. Elephone G7 has a 5.5inch HD large display which brings you an excellent visual feast. G7 equipped with MTK6592M octa core and 1GB RAM which makes the phone runs smoothly. It has a 13.0MP camera including 2.0 large aperture. Front 8.0MP camera clicks cool pictures which will make your interest towards selfies.

Elephone G7 detailed specifications

Device Name: Elephone G7
Product Type: Smartphone
2G Network:   GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Network:   WCDMA 850/2100MHz
4G Network:   N/A
SIM Option:   Dual SIM card (Standard SIM + Micro SIM), dual standby
Status:             Announced January 2015

BODY

Dimensions:    152 x 76 x 5.5mm
Thickness:        5.5mm
Net Weight:      150g
Keyboard:         Touchscreen
Colors Avail:    Silver
Cover:               Metal

DISPLAY

Screen Type:    IPS, Multi-Touch Capcitive Screen
Display Size:    5.5 inch FHD
Display Resolution:    1280*720
Screen Colors:    16,000,000 colors

MEMORY & OS

Card Slot:    Support micro SD (T-Flash) 64GB
Internal:     8GB
OS:              Android 4.4.2
Processors: MTK6592M,Cortex A7 octa core,1.4GHz
GPU:            Mali-450 MP4
RAM:           1GB

AUDIO

Alert types:    Vibration, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc
Loudspeaker:    Yes
Audio port:    3.5mm jack

CONNECTIVITY

  • 2G GPRS    up to 180.6 Kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
  • 3G Up to 40 Mbps downlink; Up to 6.90 mbps
  • Wifi frequency: 802.11b/g/n wireless
  •  Version 4.0 Bluetooth
  • A-GPS Support, Built-in GPS, NFC
  • USB    MicroUSB v2.0
  • HotKnot2.0    n/a

CAMERA

Rear Camera:  13.0 mega pixel / Auto Focus / Flash Light
Front Camera: 8.0 mega pixel
Flash Light:     Yes with auto focus, support full screen capturing

BATTERY

Capacity:    Li-ion Battery 2650mAh
Type:          Rechargeable Polymer battery
Charging Type:    Micro USB
Charger Type:       Type AC100-240V.50-60HZ Input, 5V, DC 2 A Output
Stand-by:               2-3 days
Talk time:              2 days
Music play:            2 days

 

Ramos MOS1 Smartphone Specs, Price and release date

So, this time Ramos a well-known tablet manufacturer from China is going to try its hand’s on Smartphone. According to reports Ramos is soon going to come with its first Smartphone called Ramos MOS1. The MOS1 rumors are pretty much anticipated with a comparably good Specification and features. Here we have complete specifications, price and release details of Ramos MOS1 Smartphone. We also have Concept images of MOS1 phone.

Ramos MOS1 Specifications

The Ramos MOS1 is going to have a 2.5D arc glass panel with having design of Dual sided crystal cutting edge design. While the display size of MOS1 phone is still not revealed. The phone is expected to come with a 5.0 to 5.5-inch large display with 2K resolution.

The MOS1 is going to run on Quad Core processor most probably it will have Snapdragon 808 chipset. It will have 3 GB RAM which is quite enough to bring this phone under the high-end Smartphone category. It will support great multi-tasking and offer high performance.

Talking about the internal storage capacity of this Smartphone, it will come with 16 GB internal memory with micro SD card slot. Ramos MOS1 phone support 4G LTE networks and will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and many other features. MOS1 run on Android v5.0 Lollipop OS, for now we don’t know the camera specs of this Smartphone but will update you soon.

Note: This phone is going to have a large battery capacity of 4850 mAh and will have 800Wh/L energy density. So, we can believe that MOS 1 phone is going to be quite slick design.  

Ramos MOS 1 release date

MOS1 is going to be a flagship Smartphone for Ramos and according to recent updates company is going to announce this Smartphone on July 13, 2015 in Beijing during a press conference.

Chief Competitor: Vivo’s X5 Pro Smartphone is quite comparable to Ramos MOS1, however at many instances MOS 1 has upfront as we compare performance metrics.  X5 Pro is a mid-range phone while it’s Ramos flagship is a top notch MOS1 phone. Let’s see for further updates of Ramos upcoming mobile phone.

 

Spice launches Stellar 526n Octa core Smartphone

Recently Spice has launched Stellar 526n which is an affordable android Smartphone. The company has launched this phone under the stellar series and it’s going to be available at various retails shops in few days. The main features in Spice Stellar 526n is that it runs on an Octa core processor but still its price is quite handy and anyone can get it. This octa core is quite cheap as compare to others device available in the market. Here we are going to talk more about the specification and features of Stellar 526n Smartphone.

At the launching ceremony Prashant Bindal (CEO of Spice Mobility) said:- Our customers are at the core of our company’s strategy and we always strive to introduce products that delight our customers. Following up on the excellent response to our Stellar 526 smartphone, we decided to introduce a faster Octa-Core version of the phone with excellent specifications for technology enthusiasts seeking a combination of cutting edge technology and style”.

 

Specifications and features of Spice Stellar 526n

The Stellar 526 N comes with 5 inch large IPS HD display that features 1280 X 720 pixels of resolution. It runs on android v4.4 Kitkat OS and has 1.4 GHz octa core processor which works really great and with this phone you can do unlimited multi tasking. The phone has 1 GB of RAM and comes with 8 GB internal storage capacity.

Talking about the camera specs of Stellar 526n, it comes with 8 mega pixels back camera and has 3.2 mega pixels front camera. It has 2500 mAh power battery which is quite sufficient to offer 10-12 hours of talktime backup time. The other specs of Stellar 529n includes Wi-Fi, 3G, Hotspot, Bluetooth, micro SD card slot, GPS etc.

Stellar 526n release date and price

As I said earlier, Spice has launched White, Purple and Blue color variant of Stellar526n and will be available in few days.

So, hope you will like this phone and also check out the latest tech news from our home page or click below to browse more news.

 

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