24, November 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been dubbed as one of the best phones of 2015. In fact, some expert mobile phone reviewers go as far as dubbing the phone as the best in the lot. Yes, for some, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has beaten Apple’s iPhone 6 in the mobile phone game. With the Galaxy S6’s set of impressive features, it’s not hard to believed that. After a long time, Samsung has finally struck gold with the Galaxy S6. But the next question is whether Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is also a huge hit or not. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at Galaxy S6’s cousin.

The Pros

Just like the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge is a sight to behold. Samsung finally nailed it with the phone’s striking design. The phone features the same curve display as that of the Galaxy Note Edge. In addition to its innovative design, the phone boasts a sturdy build quality, amazing screen and resolution plus the best phone cameras available in the market today.

Bigger than the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch screen brilliant buttons strategically located in the right places. The phone’s glass back is another feature that significantly boosts its appeal. The only design complaint some have voiced out is the position of the rear camera but not really that significant if you’re looking at the big picture.

Another advantage that puts the phone in the forefront of the mobile phone game is its impressive performance. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the phone is equipped to run smoothly and faster. It is also upgradeable to Android 5.1.1. With its TouchWiz overlay, 3GB RAM and Exynosocta-core chip, the phone is designed to feel slick even when performing multiple tasks like gaming, streaming and more.

The Cons

While impressive from its looks to the internal features, the phone isn’t perfect. There is still more room for improvements. The curved technology may be striking but it’s exactly just that at the end of the day. It’s all about just the looks and nothing more. Because of the curvy design and bigger screen, it can be inconvenient to hold in some instances. If you’re looking to upgrade your phone’s memory, you’re in for some disappointment because the phone ditched the SD card slot.

Compared with its iPhone 6 Plus contemporary, the Galaxy S6 Edge is costlier. Rather than buy the bigger version of the Galaxy S6, some customers may opt for the iPhone 6 Plus instead because of the price difference. Then there’s also the battery life that puts the phone at a disadvantage. If you’re a gamer, the phone’s battery life will be a huge disappointment. Gaming can significantly drain your battery life in a short time. If you’re just an average user, however, the phone’s battery should last a full day or so.


While striking in looks, the Galaxy S6 Edge does not really offer all that much considering its steep price tag. If you’re okay with a smaller screen phone, you may be better off buying the smaller and less expensive version, the Galaxy S6. If a generally slick performance and sleek look are what you’re looking for then the phone is worth considering. If you value more functionality than just the looks, however, then hold the purchase for now. You might want to check other options including the Galaxy S6 and maybe the iPhone 6 Plus. Unless you’re willing to drop a large sum of money for a phone that is more on looks than functionality then go ahead and buy the phone already.


20, November 2015

iPhone 6S Review

When it comes to Apple’s iPhones, the expectations have always been pretty high. In most cases, Apple has been living up to these expectations. Rarely does the brand miss. With constant innovation and improvements, Apple released the iPhone 6S last September 2015, which was a smash hit if we are to believe the statistics. But while the iPhone 6S was phenomenal and broke its predecessor’s records in terms of units sold, the phone isn’t perfect. It has its set of pluses and negatives, which we will talk more about below.

At first glance, the iPhone 6S doesn’t offer stark differences from iPhone 6. In fact, the phone looks a lot like its predecessor you might mistake it as the iPhone 6. Apple’s tagline for iPhone 6S, however, will tell you otherwise. Apple markets the iPhone 6S with this tagline, “the only thing that’s changed is everything.”

Though you won’t see the changes just looking at the phone, there are a ton of changes if you go deeper with your iPhone 6S investigation. In fact, the new iPhone boasts a set of changes everywhere. From its camera to performance, wireless capability and Touch ID sensor, the new iPhone is here to leave you in awe and impressed.

Like previous iPhone models, the iPhone 6S boasts a great design featuring a strong and sturdier build. There are subtle differences from last year’s iPhone 6 in terms of the frame thickness. The new phone is slightly thicker. Even so, you might still end up getting the two models mixed up because of the almost identical look. In terms of the screen, the iPhone 6S also sports a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution that seems to lag behind with its competition. While the competition offers 1080p screens, the iPhone 6S got stuck with an unimpressive 750p resolution.

Setting aside the resolution problem, the iPhone 6S has a lot to offer. Let’s take for instance the camera. The camera is definitely better complete with new and improved features including Live Photos and 4K video recording. Recording videos and snapping photos whether you’re using the front or rear cameras is going to be faster. Of course, the image and video quality also boasts improvements.

With its under the hood upgrades for its processor, expect the iPhone 6S to be faster and smoother. But what really sets the phone apart from the previous model and the competition is Apple’s all new innovation, the 3D touch feature. Just a press on the phone’s screen and you’ll experience a bunch of fascinating things. There are now little menus, pop-out windows and more. Of all the chances the iPhone 6S has been touting, this new 3D touch feature is one to be really excited about.

The 3D touch technology is set to change the way you interact with your mobile phone. When before all we could do was swipe, we can now poke the display or pinch to zoom the display for a much better navigation experience. For now, the functionality of the new feature is still quite limited but it is believed to come really handy and useful in the future.

It’s not all praises for the iPhone 6S, however. On the downside, the phone’s battery is less than stellar. In fact, the phone features the same battery as the previous model. It’s basically the same battery life as the iPhone 6. Apple could’ve done better in this respect. In any case, the all around improvements and 3D touch feature justifies the phone’s pricey tag making it a worthy upgrade from iPhone 6.


16, November 2015

Mobile phone releases to look forward in 2016

It was only last September that the latest iPhone models were officially launched and released. They were the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, which according to Apple were smash hits. Other brands such as HTC, LG, Nokia and more are not to be left behind either. Apple’s strongest competitor also unveiled its latest offering in Samsung Galaxy S6.

It’s been a good year for the mobile phone industry. We’ve seen a set of impressive improvements, new radical features and stunning designs that continue to revolutionize our mobile phone experience. The year hasn’t even ended yet and we are now hearing news, rumors and updates about the upcoming new phones we have to look forward for 2016. Here are some of the best new phones you can upgrade to in 2016:

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Soon after the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were launched, the rumor mill has already created buzz for the next iPhone model. The next Apple phone is said to roll out September 2016. There is no exact release date or set price tag yet but if we are to follow Apple’s pricing scheme, the iPhone 7 could go at about £539 to £699 depending on the storage option. Among the key features that got iPhone fanatics in a frenzy include the rumored edge-to-edge display, new headphone jack, performance upgrades and sidewall display.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

If Apple has their new iPhones for next year, Samsung also has two new offerings that are sure to intensify the competition between the two brands. Rumor has it that Samsung will be launching the next models for the Galaxy line. The two phones will be called Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The phones are believed to be released by March 2016 and to go on sale by April 2016. There are no details with regard to the new features but there are sure to be improvements on specs and performance. Screen-wise, Samsung may stick with its already impressive Quad HD Super AMOLED screen.


LG struck gold with their G4 released. While it’s not perfect, the phone gave its competition a run for their money. Come spring next year, LG is said to be releasing a follow up to the G4 in the form of the LG G5. There are no details as to when the phone will be released and how much it will cost. What we do know is that the brand has been working with Irience, which if true will confirm the rumor that the G5 will have an iris scanner.

LG V10

It seems like LG will be on a roll next year because the brand’s not only releasing LG G5 but also another phone, which is rumored to be the LG V10. The name sounds like it’s going to be something new but it’s really just an upgrade of the G4. In short, the LG V10 seems like it will be the LG G4 Pro. According to what we’ve heard, the V10 will be sporting two front facing cameras, dual-screen Quad-HD and a microSD you can upgrade up to 2TB.

HTC One M10

HTC is believed to be launching a new flagship phone next year. According to the brand’s chairwoman, Cher Wang, they are gearing up to unveil a set of significant feature improvements and new innovations in design for their next model. Because HTC released the HTC One M9 October 2015, the public is clamoring for an HTC One M10 but this time with a Quad HD display.