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Infinix Note 3 : Specifications and Review

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The long wait is finally over welcome the Infinix Note 3.

Background Info

Infinix kicks off the Note Family last year starting with Infinix Hot Note as the Infinix Note 1 and Infinix Note 2 as the second series of the Note Family and today we have the Infinix Note 3 as the third one.

The Note 3 is an upgrade of the Infinix Note 2, a phablet that launched sometime in December 2015.

The smartphone features some significant hardware upgrades with the highlight being the Full HD 6.0 display, fast charging and most importantly a fingerprint sensor.

That said, here is what the Infinix Note 3 has to offer.

Infinix Note 3 Specifications

Battery Performance

Featuring a massive 4500mAh Battery the Infinix Note 3 as at now has the biggest battery among the Infinix smartphones it guarantees 8 hours of use on a single charge.

The smartphone also features 4.5A fast charging technology, a feature that guarantees you up to 200 minutes talk time from just 5 minutes of charge.

Display

Display Size: 6.0-inch

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 Pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 368 ppi

Screen Protection: None

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Featuring a 6.0-inch 1080 x 1920 Pixels Full HD IPS LCD display an upgrade from the 720 x 1280 pixels display found on the Infinix Note 2.

The display is sharp and detailed this adds to the uniqueness of this device and also gives it a premium look and feel.

Design

Dimensions: 162.5 x 82.8 x 8.4mm

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The Infinix Note 3 features varieties of design concept as seen in the image above.

Design is good and comes in various varieties that meets everybody’s choice but apart from the look the device is reasonably heavy compared to the Note 2.

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The end of plastic back covers, welcome metallic body with a little bit of weight and awesomeness.

Performance

Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (XOS)

CPU: MT6753 Octa-core 1.3GHz

RAM: 2 GB

Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB

A Powerful MT6753 Octa-core CPU running at 1.3GHz plus a 2GB Ram gives you a smooth smartphone with zero lags even while gaming.

Another thing to love about the Infinix Note 3 is that it runs on XOS a customized Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS by Infinix that makes the phone look lovely and fun to use.

Fingerprint Sensor

One major selling point of the Infinix Note 3 is the presence of the Fingerprint Sensor. Carefully placed under the camera flashlight. The fingerprint is fast and handy, you can quickly reach for it.

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Camera

Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 5.0 MP

LED Flash: Yes

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Brewed with a 5.0 MP front facing selfie Camera and a 13.0 MP camera for general photography placed at the back above the fingerprint sensor. This is an upgrade from the 2.0 MP Front-facing camera and an 8.0 MP camera found on the Infinix Note 2.

Extras

Dual SIM + SD Card (Upto 128GB)

Conclusion

The Infinix Note 3 is a fantastic budget smartphone. The Note 3 is a fine choice for buyers who are out seeking for a budget Android smartphone that has a premium battery life and want to have a taste of Fingerprint Sensor (The trend of nowadays)

Why you should buy the Infinix Note 3 ?

Awesome battery life

Premium design

Wonderful Camera Performance

Finger-print sensor feature

Cons of the Infinix Note 3

Rivals

Rivals of the Infinix Note 3 includes the Tecno L8 Plus (Massive Battery Smartphone)

Price in Nigeria

The Infinix Note 3 (3G) is sold for  54,700 in Nigeria on Jumia.

7 Reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is better than iPhone 7

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You must have heard about the war between the top smartphone makers, in case you don’t know Samsung is in a fight with iPhone secretly.

TechPhreak, will write about 7 Reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is better than  iPhone 7.

Below is all there is to know on what we believe to be the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 specifications:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs
Battery
Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Camera Features Optical image stabilization plus, Dual LED, geo tagging, facial recognition, 3D front and back camera technology, auto laser focus
Camera – Front 5 Megapixels
Camera – Rear 12 Megapixels
Colors Black, White, Blue
Features Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, wireless charging, rapid charging plus, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Memory 64 GB 4GB RAM internal memory and expandable to more than 256 GB with dual micro SD card slots
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
Price $900 USD, 820 Euro
Processor
Exynos 8890 Octa :

Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM 4 GB RAM
Release Date September 2016
Screen Display
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.

5.7 inches

1440 x 2560 pixels

The spec sheet above are the confirmed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specifications the iPhone 7 specifications are yet to be confirmed as there are various leak and speculations online our blog post will be based on these.

7 Reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is better than iPhone 7

1 – GIFing all the things

The Note 7 accompanies the best GIF-making addon we’ve seen on a Smartphone. The screen capture apparatus permits you to just choose a part of your screen with the S-Pen and tap record to catch and share a GIF of practically anything on your screen.

The Video above illustrate the Note 7 GIF making feature ; Credits : TNW

It even permits you to alter the GIF frame-by-frame and can save the record in low or high caliber for capacity purposes.

The main thing it won’t take a shot at is DRM-secured substance, (for example, Google Play Movies) yet that shouldn’t be an issue by and large. When in doubt, Samsung says the feature works with anything you can screenshot.

This lovely feature is not available on the almighty iPhone 7.

2 – Privacy when you require it

I’m not someone who actually cares about other people using my phone, but every once in a while, there are some things I want to keep private (say, buying a gift for my girlfriend). The Note 7 lets you save/access images, files, contacts and apps in an encrypted ‘Secured Folder’ which only you can open via an iris scan permit me to say Tecno even had this feature before Samsung on her Tecno Camon C9 (The irony of Life)

NOTE 7 IRIS SCANNER
NOTE 7 IRIS SCANNER

Samsung says the iris scans are more secure than fingerprints. More importantly, it adds a second tier of security, so you can give your friends and family fingerprint access, but still keep your most private items to yourself. Apple is still working on making its TouchID more secured after a major break through by a croatian hacker last year.

3 – Translation Made Easy

The S-Pen has been souped-up with translator capacities. You can enact the component by means of the Air command menu that appears when you slide out the pen, and then just hover over any content on your screen to interpret between 38 unique languages.

NOTE 7 TRANSLATION

I don’t think Apple is planning to include any of this feature any time soon because they wouldn’t buy the idea of using Google service on any of there devices maybe we should look out for “Apple Translate”

4 – Long Lasting Battery

My friend got an iPhone 6s Plus but he still complains about low battery and later bought a power bank i just rock on with my Infinix Note 2 with massive 4000mAh battery. Call me an hater you can never compare the Note 7 Li-PO 3000mAh battery to iPhone 7 Non-removable Li-Po 1960 mAh battery. Don’t you think its dumb to buy a 200k smartphone and still move around with 5k worth of power bank? Think about it.

5 – A stronger body

N7 A stronger bodyOne of the calmer equipment reports on the Note 7 is executing a significantly more flexible screen. The Gorilla Glass 5 display should be 1.8 times harder than the past material, ready to withstand drops from shoulder tallness (or around 1.6 meters) onto concrete around 80 percent of the time.

6 – Waterproof

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Go ahead, Listen to Music underwater

Maybe this should have come first but i don’t want to sound like an hater, yeah its true the Samsung Note 7 is waterproof and this i think is the reason most iPhone users in the USA are switching to Samsung like its free. The world is yet to see an iPhone that’s waterproof. You can swim with your phone and can also mix your garri with sugar via the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

 

7 – It’s a true notepad

Apart for being a digitally awesome device the Samsung Note 7 is the most approximate to a real Notepad. The iPhone 7 is not even close to this beast.

SAMSUNG NOTE 7 IS A NOTEPAD
The notes stay even after the screen is locked

While the Note 5 let you haul out your stylus to jot down your notes at whatever time without opening the Note 7 plus it by keeping those notes on your screen permanently (if you need). That implies you can record a basic supply list and just haul out your telephone as an update while never unlocking or turn on the device.

 

Oh, and you can use the pen underwater, if that’s your thing.

Conclusion

Everything you just read above have been compiled and composed based on reports, reviews and other internet documents TechPhreak has come across we don’t own or have access to any of this devices while writing this article but we just think this are the basic things you need to know that it’s lacking among this two devices. We hope you make the right choice and follow your mind while choosing one among this two lovely devices.

We love to hear from you via the comment section, thanks for reading. TechPhreak signing out.

Tecno W4 : Affordable Marshmallow 4G Smartphone From Tecno

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Goodbye to the Tecno Y series and welcome to the W series. Ladies and Gentlemen help us welcome Tecno W4.

Just when we are still celebrating the birth and naming ceremony of the Tecno Boom J8  a new born device was given birth to by Tecno last week and its the Tecno W4 spotted with nice specifications and comes with a good price at least they rhyme with the specifications too.

Tecno W4 : Affordable Marshmallow 4G Smartphone From Tecno
Tecno W4 : Affordable Marshmallow 4G Smartphone From Tecno

To cut the long story short, Tecno W4 is the First Tecno running Android Marshmallow 6.0 but why W4 why not Boom J8 well that’s left for Tecno to decide. It also has a 4G LTE connectivity which makes it lovely for those who are expecting to enjoy the launch of the Ntel Unlimited Data Plan and those who actually want to start using 4G LTE networks. Below are specifications of the Tecno W4.

  • * 5.0 High Definition Screen Display
  • * Dual Micro sim card
  • * Android 6.0 latest operating system
  • * Wide angle camera with Beautification effect
  • * 1.3 Ghz Quadcore memory
  • * 8mp back camera and 2mp front camera amazing for selfies
  • * Internal memory of 16gb ( Expandable to 64gb) and 1gb of ram speed
  • * 3G and 4G connectivity
  • * 2500mah long lasting 48hours use battery.
Tecno W4 Images
Tecno W4 Box
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Tecno W4 Unboxed
Tecno W4 Images
Tecno W4 Images

The Tecno W4 comes in black,Gold and probably White color  options and is priced at N26,999 in Nigeria.Tecno W4 price in other parts of Nigeria may vary,but it is currently listed on Konga.com at about N27,000.

Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3 : What You Need To Know

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Last week i talked about the launch of the long awaited Infinix Hot 3 and i also gave a quick review. Lately have been receiving emails from readers that what are the differences between these two devices and find it hard to decide which one to buy. Today we shall talk about Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3 and things you need to know.

Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3 What You Need To Know

Today am going to tell you What You Need To Know about the Infinix Hot 2 and Infinix Hot 3.

Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3 : What You Need To Know

OPERATING SYSTEM :

Well one major difference between Infinix Hot 2 and Hot 3 is “AndroidOne” Hot 2 is an AndroidOne device.

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What is AndroidOne ? :  Android One is a line of consumer electronics devices that run the Android Operating System. It is a standard created by Google for Android systems, mainly targeted at people buying their first smartphone, and customers in the developing world. Google manages the design, development, marketing, and support of these devices while all manufacturing are carried out by partnering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Android One smartphones run software close to stock Android, without the often extensive vendor-specific modifications that many smartphone vendors apply. Security and system updates are handled by Google, avoiding problems some earlier phones have had with lacking security updates. The first set of Android One devices features MediaTek‘s quad-core MT6582 Mobile System-on-Chip (Mobile SoC).

From the above explanation AndroidOne is owned and controlled by Google this is why the Hot 2 received Android 6.0 update before any other Infinix Device.

Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3

The new Hot 3 is running a customized Android 5.1 Lollipop OS made by Infinix called XUI (Infinix User Interface) its pretty though but can be “laggy” sometimes,but i wish they could have just installed Android 6.0 on the phone anyway am sure it will receive Android 6.0 Update soon.

 

BATTERY 

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Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3

Maybe this should have been the number one on my list. Well battery is the number on most smartphone users mind most especially users from countries that have epileptic power supply. But there is this thing about Infinix that i regard as business trick. Let me take you back in time…. Last year Infinix released a 3000mAh Battery for the Hot 2 due to user complaints but it was not available for most users i guess you don’t even know. Its very rear and hard to find in stores. I was surprised to see a new device with similar specification and similar name. Infinix is trying to play us like Tecno did some years ago. Anyway, the new Hot 3 is powered by a “massive” 3000mAh Battery compared to Hot 2 which had removable 2200mAh Li-Ion battery. Battery performance is better on Hot 3 but its non removable, who cares?

 

BODY & DISPLAY

Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3
Hot 2 comes in five colors while Hot 3 comes in four colors

While you enjoy your Hot 3 with a 3000mAh battery you can enjoy the 5.5 inch wide screen display compared to the Infinix Hot 2 which has 5.0 inch screen. Why do you need a wider screen ? In my own case i can type easier on my 5.5 inch screen phone, Enjoy my action games as i shoot my enemies and cover more space to prevent ambush and snipers, Playing PES 2016 is better on a 5.5 inch phone compared to 5 inch.

Wonder how hard it is to enjoy football games on iPhone? It’s not easy. On the other hand 5 inch phones have just one advantage over 5.5 inches which is : “PORTABILITY”  it fits in your hand convinently not bulky like 5.5 inches.

CAMERA

hot 3 camera : Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3
Infinix Hot 2 VS Infinix Hot 3

Camera quality on Hot 2 is beautiful and am very sure the Hot 3 will have a better camera, think they both win in this category. Both have 8 MP rear and  2 MP front facing camera with a wide angle lens and soft flash.

 

PRICING

The 1GB RAM version can be bought on Jumia for #26,500, while the 2GB RAM is sold for #28,500. Given what the phone can do, the prices is more than a bargain.

 

WHAT WE THINK 

For anyone looking for a budget Android Phone that has 7 hours battery backup at a decent price. The 2GB RAM version is recommended for heavy gamer’s and people who do a lot of multitasking. Infinix Hot 3 is a good choice and we think its better than the Infinix Hot 2.

 

Infinix Hot 3 : Specifications Price and Review

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The Infinix  HOT 3 was announced last month on Infinix Mobility Social Networks, it was described as a Selfie Dedicated Phone for selfie lovers spotting a 8MP rear Camera and 2MP front facing camera. Hot 2 has similar specifications to this device but with a little bit of juice which is the 3000mAh Battery but Infinix Hot 2 users can also get themselves a 3000mAh Battery if they need one.

INFINIX HOT 3 REVIEW

THE GOOD / Better Camera and Large 3000mAh Battery plus a premium look and feel.

THE BAD / This is an Upgrade for HOT 2 just with a larger battery and why is it not pre-loaded with Android 6.0 while its predecessor  received a Marshmallow upgrade last year.

THE BOTTOM LINE / Its a pretty good device, carefully crafted with great engineering and pretty specifications. Affordable and still gives you a 7 hours battery backup.

NOTE : My review is based on what have read from various blog, i don’t have this device and am yet to see it face to face but i gave this review based on pictures and facts.

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Where to Buy Infinix Hot 3

Konga –  ₦27,999 – Infinix Hot 3 – Dark Grey

The Infinix Hot 3 is now available for purchase on Konga for a token of  27,999 NGN and can be delivered to your doorstep anywhere in Nigeria.

Specifications Of Infinix Hot 3 :

  • 5.5 inches 720p display
  • 1.3 GHz MediaTek Quad-core processor
  • Mali400-MP2 GPU.
  • 1 GB/2 GB
  • 16 GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB with microSD card).
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with XUI on top.
  • 3G mode
  • 8 MP rear and  2 MP front facing camera with a wide angle lens and soft flash.
  • 3000 mAh battery.

The Infinix Hot 3 is available in Pink ,Gold ,white and blue color options and now on sale on Konga Nigeria.

 

TECNO DroiPad 7C Pro An Upgrade of DroiPad 7c

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Tecno Mobile, the giant smartphone company have officially released her new tablet called “DroiPad 7C Pro”  its an upgrade of the Droipad 7C. The smartphone company is trying so hard to have a big share in Africa Tablet Market by producing best quality products at an affordable price.

TECNO DroiPad 7C Pro An Upgrade of DroiPad 7c

THE GOOD => A better Processor “Mediatek MT8321” compared to DroiPad 7c and also comes with a 3000mAh Battery.

THE BAD => They could have made the Camera better, 2MP is quite low for a 30,000 NGN Tablet, also the ram should be 2GB.

CONCLUSION => Nicely designed, Premium Touch and Feel with a Long lasting battery and good CPU for better multitasking experience.

TECNO DroiPad 7C Pro An Upgrade of DroiPad 7c
TECNO DroiPad 7C Pro An Upgrade of DroiPad 7c

Technology

  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: WCDMA 2100
  • 4G: No
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM; Standard SIM + Micro SIM
  • OS: Android Lollipop 5.1
  • Voice: Yes; Pad + Phone

Design

  • Dimensions: 190 x 110 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 7.0-inch, 600 x 1024 pixels, IPS capacitive touchscreen
  • Build: Full Metal Unibody
  • Build: Champagne Gold; Space Grey; Premium Silver

Hardware

  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MT8321
  • Graphics Processor: Mali 400
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 32GB

Camera

  • Rear: 2 megapixel, with LED flash
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front-facing: 2 megapixel, with LED flash
Photo Credits : YomiProf

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr, wb-amr, midi
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: Yes; works without using a headset

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0; USB On-The-Go

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Fast Charge 2.0
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh
  • Power Management: Ultra lower power mode
  • Launch Date: March 1. 2016
  • Availability: March 8, 2016
  • Launch Price: NGN 29,200

Hey, if you need an affordable tablet with the basic stuffs and good battery i think this one is good for you.