Huawei P10 Plus In Hand

Together with the P10, Huawei launched the P10 Plus in spring 2017. The sister model offers a slightly larger display with better resolution and has a light-sensitive camera. The P10 Plus also has its own way in the case. The technology inside can be seen: as standard, there are 128 GB internal user memory, 6 GB memory and an Octa core processor of the Kirin 960 type. The 3750 mAh strong battery ensures a long runtime.

 

Larger Touchscreen

In a direct comparison, it’s obvious that the Huawei P10 Plus is a whole lot bigger than the normal P10. Instead of a 5.1 inch display, a 5.5 inch display is used; the resolution was increased from 1920 x 1080 pixels to 2560 x 1440 pixels. The display makes colors very strong thanks to AMOLED technology, but a slightly higher maximum brightness could be well tolerated. In most situations, the screen is bright enough, but in direct sunlight, many other smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 would benefit clearly.

The fingerprint sensor is located under the display, same as on the P10, and can also be used as a replacement for the three software keys: Home, Back and Multitasking. Right soft-touch keys next to the fingerprint sensor are not available.

 

Beautiful case design

The case is made of metal for both the P10 and the P10 Plus. However, the rear panel has a crucial difference: the rear panel is slightly corrugated, the P10 is smooth. I personally like the back of the P10 Plus much better, it stands out from the crowd and the device does not seem so slippery in the hand. The case looks particularly nice in the colors blue (“Dazzling Blue”) and green (“Greenery”), depending on the light incident, the colors change with the viewing angle slightly, which is a nice effect.

 

Camera with f1.8 aperture

Regarding the camera, Huawei has improved the P10 Plus compared to the normal P10. There is a monochrome sensor with 20 megapixel resolution and a RGB sensor with 12 megapixels, the aperture of f1.8 is here the decisive difference to the P10. The photos were very good in the test, colors were accurately reproduced and the picture was always sharp and exactly as one expected. If you want to get a bit more out of the camera or want to test things like long-exposure with tripod, you can do this via the professional mode.

 

Other technology

As an operating system, Android version 7.0 is used in the Huawei P10 Plus. The EMUI 5.1 user interface runs on it. I personally find the software very appealing, as it offers some interesting additional features compared to the basic Android and partly quite close to the iOS operating system from Apple, which is quite positive. Other users criticize more often that the EMUI surface is too colorful and playful – a criticism, which is certainly justified in some places.

 

With 128 GB internal memory and optional memory expansion via MicroSD card, the P10 Plus offers more than enough memory space. The dual SIM function is available in Asia areas.

 

The HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor proved to be fast and powerful, as expected from an expensive high-end smartphone, of course. Also the modem could convince: Reception and voice quality were perfect. In the LTE network, the Huawei P10 Plus can use speeds of up to 500 MBit/s in many areas. This is possible in the many networks by means of three channel bundling (3CA) and 256QAM modulation.

 

Conclusion

The Huawei P10 Plus has convinced in the test especially through its very beautiful metal body and the very good camera system. Especially the case colors “Greenery” and “Dazzling Blue” are unique. Away from the camera and body, the Huawei P10 Plus is quite unspectacular: it offers up to Wireless Charging almost everything you expect from a flagship smartphone 2017 and works fast and flawlessly. The AMOLED display of the P10 Plus offers advantages in comparison to the LCD of the Huawei P10 black value, but annoying is the vulnerability to fingerprints. All in all, therefore, my conclusion is: if you think the normal P10 is too small or its body is too simple, you may need get a good upgrade with the P10 Plus!

 

Huawei Honor 9 Hands on

If you ask for a recommended smartphone with budget price, we would recommend the Honor 8 among the Huawei brand. The device was introduced in the summer of 2016 and offers a very good price-performance ratio. For a few days now the successor Honor 9 is available in Germany (we had introduced it here). It costs similar to the predecessor and optically has not done much, but the technology inside has been brought up to date. Basically, it is a Huawei P10 in another appearance and without Leica camera technology. Today we will see why the Honor 9 can be recommended for conscience to buy.

The Honor 9 is packed in a white cardboard box, the body colors are silver and blue. Later, a black version is also to be added. The silver version was provided for the test. The silver device has a very nice “shine effect” on the back, as can be seen in the photos, but fingerprints are super fast visible. In the packaging, we can find there is a hard plastic cover and of course a USB cable besides the device itself. As a connection, USB Type C is used; the power supply supports the Huawei QuickCharge technology, so the device can be recharged very quickly. A headset is not supplied.

Good first impression

The display is very nice bright and colors strong and true to nature. The full-HD resolution is absolutely sufficient, really not more needs with the size of about 5.2 inches. The fingerprint sensor has moved to the front in comparison to the Honor 8 and at the same time also serves as a home button. We find the positioning with the Honor 9 is very good, especially since the sensor also works very reliably and fast. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, two touch buttons for the multitasking menu and the back button have been placed, the assignment of the buttons can be customized to suit your personal preferences.

The camera also makes a good first impression. Honor 9 uses a dual camera with a 12 megapixel RGB sensor and a 20 megapixel monochrome sensor. Thanks to the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, videos can finally be recorded in 4K resolution; the predecessor did not go yet.

Body: light and shadow

The body of the predecessor Honor V9 is especially rounded on the back towards the sides, whereby the Honor 9 should lie better in the hand. Now you can stand to glass backs as you want, we find them but always a bit slippery and not as nice as metal body. This is also the criticism of the Honor 9, it feels in the hand not as good as for example a Huawei P10 or an Apple iPhone 7 (both metal body). But it’s very successful about the reflections on the back: depending on light incident, the case looks darker or lighter.

First Conclusion

The Honor 9 is a good and consistent development to the Honor 8. The technology was updated, the internal user memory doubled from 32 GB to 64 GB. The dual SIM function is of course also on board again. With the multiple color options, we suppose most users would find what suit them. The Honor 9 is recommended for daily use if you don’t have many high requirements on the mobile phone.

LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Comparison

In the past two weeks, we was able to test and compare the new smartphone LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. The two flagship smartphones from South Korea offer the latest technology in a futuristic-looking, but they are clearly different from each other, as they follow quite different concepts. On the one hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8, which with the rounded AMOLED display is an absolute eye-catcher, on the other hand the LG G6, which scores with a dual camera. Which one of the two smartphones is better, you can read in this brief comparison.

Both are top smartphones technically

We do not want to go into the technical data of the two devices in details; you can find the description with all details on the website of LG or on the website of Samsung. In short, both devices are very fast and react as fast as you would expect from an expensive high-end smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has indeed the more modern processor/chipset integrated, however in the use actually no difference. Also with the software, both devices are in my opinion the same, we can’t find anything different about function from the two phones.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Highlights and Fault

In the following, we would like to take a closer look at the key features. On the Samsung Galaxy S8, this was the following:

  • Very nice, futuristic design (purely optical)
  • Excellent camera, top picture quality with photo and video, super fast focus!
  • Latest modem generation (LTE Cat16, Gigabit capable) and incredibly good frequency band support
  • Very good Net monitor with manual band-selection-function (can be called up by key code)



The Samsung Galaxy S8 has also some negative characteristics in our opinion, as the two-week usage phase has shown:

  • Camera: Resolution in the 16: 9 format with only 9.1 megapixels quite small
  • Device does not lie so well in the hand, the effect is slippery
  • Fingerprints can be seen very quickly
  • The battery could be better
  • The shining metal frame is annoying, it would be nicer
  • The curved AMOLED display of the S8 does not compare directly as the flat LCD of the LG G6

 

Especially the design has finally disappointed me somewhat: visually, the Galaxy S8 is the most beautiful smartphone currently in our opinion, but in the hand, the device does not look so handy. Probably it is because the glass on the front and back is so strongly rounded and only a very thin metal strip remains. The LG G6 looks not so good for a long time, but acts simply more solidly. By the way, the Galaxy S8 is comparatively narrow (under 7 cm) due to the 18: 9 display, but a one-hand operation is almost impossible without the need for extensive handling due to the extremely long display.

LG G6: Highlights and Fault

 

The LG G6 can convince with some advantages, which the Samsung Galaxy S8 does not offer. We especially liked the following features:

  • Very good display, excellent picture quality
  • Is “solid” in the hand
  • Wide angle camera is a real added value

 

 

However, the LG G6 is not perfect; we have also some negative points on this device like the Samsung Galaxy S8:

  • Glass back susceptible to fingerprints
  • Camera picture quality might be slightly better
  • Device is a bit clumsy
  • No Net monitor available

The last point with the Net monitor is, of course, very individual and should be completely irrelevant to the vast majority of users, but I wanted to mention it, because the Samsung Galaxy S8 provides an excellent Net monitor. The LG G6 is also missing also wireless charging and the special audio amplifier in the EU version, but in the international version both is available. We do not mind at all, but some users may complain about this LG decision.

 

Conclusion: Which phone is better?

Before the comparison test, it was actually quite certain that most users would love the Samsung Galaxy S8 rather than LG G6. Why? The design of the S8 as we said extraordinarily well, optically it is simply a highlight. From a technical point of view, the S8 also offers almost everything you could possibly want. But after two weeks of use I have to say: the S8 has me somewhat disappointed. The battery was much weaker than expected (in particular, the Always-On display draws energy) and the S8 simply is not so good in the hand. Also in the display I was somewhat disappointed in the direct comparison to the LG G6, the curves falsify the colors sometimes quite strongly.

The LG G6 I like a little better overall, as the battery lasts longer. The G6 is well in the hand and the display is faultless. Also the wide-angle lens of the dual camera I have often used, it is not only a gimmick, but a practical function. The image quality of the wide angle camera is not very good, but the function is still fun. The LG G6 has a further advantage over the S8: it is much cheaper than the S8.

From this comparison, there may be no problem to decide between the two smartphones. If you want to check more new 4G LTE Smartphones, welcome click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-smartphone.html

Huawei Honor 9 New Flagship Smartphone

A few weeks earlier, Honor has presented its new flagship smartphone – the Honor 9 . The device comes with dual camera, HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset and high-quality glass body and will be available without contract in many countries or areas. It is offered in the colors blue, grey and gold, a black version is to come later.





Honor 9 Specifications
The Honor 9 has an internal user memory of 64 gigabytes, an expansion via MicroSD memory card is possible. The working memory is 4 GB, as operating system Android 7 is used. The chipset uses the HiSilicon Kirin 960, which is also used in latest new flagship smartphone such as the Huawei P10 and the Huawei Mate 9. The processor integrated in the chipset has 2 x 4 cores, which work with 2.4 GHz and 1.8 GHz respectively. The Honor 9 would certainly work in a very good performance.


Like the previous models, the Honor 9 Dual SIM is capable, so you can use two nano-SIM cards at the same time. In addition to GSM and UMTS, LTE is also supported, and Honor 9 has not yet published any information on the maximum possible speed. Besides the frequency range around 2.4 GHz, Huawei Honor 9 also supports the 5 GHz range.

 

The LCD display of the Honor 9 is 5.15 inches large and resolves with 1920 x 1080 pixels, so the device is comparatively compact for today’s conditions. The glass, which protects the display, is rounded to the sides (2.5D glass), so the Honor 9 is more comfortable in the hand. Compared to the predecessor, the fingerprint sensor has now been placed on the front side, more precisely under the display. Many users should see this as an advantage, because you can use the sensor even when the device is on the table. The battery is 3,200 mAh strong, and is charged via USB type C.

 

Dual camera on the back
The Honor 9 has two camera sensors on the back, the one sensor with 20 megapixels and can only take only monochrome images; the second sensor captures images with 12 megapixels and shoots in color. The aperture is at f2.2, so the Honor 9 is not quite as bright as a Samsung Galaxy S8 (f1.7). Videos takes on request in 4K resolution, synonymous, this is an improvement to the previous model Honor 8, which could shoot a maximum of 1080p Full HD.
The huawei Honor 9 is now available at www.4gltemall.com, you can also check Huawei other new smarpthones on this website.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Smartphone Available

The Mi 6 from Xiaomi, a new smartphone, which should compete with the upper class of other manufacturers. Today, let’s have a look at its specifications and whether it is worth buying?

 

Features and characteristics of Xiaomi Mi 6
Description & Manufacturers Xiaomi Mi 6
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) 64-bit architecture Octa-core (eight cores) up to 2.45 GHz
CPU name Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
random access memory 6 GB of RAM
Internal memory space 64 GB/128 GB
operating system Android 7.1
Display size; resolution 5.15 inches, 1920×1080 pixels (full-HD), 428 ppi
Camera (Back and Front) 12 megapixels / 12 megapixels, dual camera, 8 megapixels
Data transfer:
LTE standards LTE 850/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
Support of LTE-Advanced Yes
Support of the following LTE categories CAT 16
Dominates VoLTE No
wireless Internet access WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Other standards GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA +, GPS
Other Basic data:
particularities Dual camera, splash-proof
Memory card SIM format No | Nano-Sim
battery pack 3350 mAh
Mass; Dimensions (HxWxD) 310g, 145.2×70.5×7.5mm
Download manual »Currently unavailable
Availability and price
Release in Germany April 2017
Price / RRP ~ 559.00USD without contract
Offered at www.4gltemall.com

 

Chipset and technology

The Mi 6 gives the impression of a good-looking and high-quality smartphone. The large IPS display with a diagonal of 5.15 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (full HD) as well as the fingerprint sensor can be found at the front. On the back is a dual camera next to the Mi logo, which has already available at the Honor 9. Positive: Apart from a good appearance in the colors ceramic black, black, blue or white, Xiaomi has designed the phone resistant to splashing water.

The built-in technology can be quite impressive. The processor is a Snapdragon 835 CPU from Qualcomm, which makes the smartphone neat. In this chipset, eight cores are hiding, each clocking up to 2.45 GHz and with a more compact design, it’s energy-saving. This includes 6 GB of memory and an Adreno 540 GPU, which is available for graphics-intensive tasks.

 

 

Powerful built-in camera

Also with the Mi 6, Xiaomi follows the trend in top models so-called dual cameras incorporate. These have two sensors and should be distinguished by a better photo quality. In addition to the main sensor, there is a sensor, which captures photos only in monochrome. This is to collect additional information about the subject, such as colors and details of the sharpness.

In the Mi 6, two sensors are with 12 megapixels. Since other smartphones offer partial cameras with 20 megapixels, a small excursion to photography is worthwhile here:  A high number of megapixels promises a sharper photo in daylight, but leads to higher picture noise in the night because many pixels are “squashed” onto a small sensor surface, Xiaomi seems to be well aware of this fact, since it does not only dispense with a large number of pixels, but also incorporates a larger sensor area than usual. For scenes in dark environments, the aperture can be opened on f/1.8. Optical image stabilization is also available. In front of Selfies, a camera with 8 megapixels is ready.

Videos are recorded at the rear with 4K, front with full-HD resolution. Since in particular 4K-Videos are very memory-intensive, users with the 64 GB version of the device in the medium-term are facing problems because the internal memory cannot be extended. Therefore, the reference to the variant with 128 GB storage space is advisable.

 

As usual, there are a number of standards in the Mi 6 which are intended to connect the device to the outside world. The features include GPS, NFC and Bluetooth according to the latest standard 5.0. The WLAN supports standards b/g/n and ac. The standard ac is particularly useful when the phone is to be used in areas with many WiFi networks, since the frequency range to 2.4 GHz, previously used With WLAN b/g/n. The latest standard also operates in the frequency range around 5 GHz and can therefore use untapped frequencies. The result is fewer disturbances and higher speeds.

Since Xiaomi has provided the Mi 6 so far only for the Chinese market, presumably in this area is also the biggest shortcoming of the new smartphone. Unlike in Europe, the network operators in the People’s Republic of China do not use the LTE band 20, thus LTE radio around the frequency range 800 MHz.  In the case of the remaining LTE technology, the Mi 6 is more than the current technology. The 4G modem on Qualcomm’s chipset supports LTE Cat 16. This allows up to 1 Gbps of data per second to be downloaded. Up to 150 Mbit/s is possible in the upload.

 

The battery has a capacity of 3350 mAh, which is charged via a USB-C connector. Another plus: With the software, Xiaomi has paid attention to the latest news and installed Android version 7.1.

Conclusion and availability

The technical specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 6 give a very positive impression. Current software, a large battery and the fastest CPU from Qualcomm are a good basis for a new device. Overall, we can conclude the Mi 6 a high standard smartphones with budget price. You will know it’s worth its price after using it. And you can get the Xiaomi Mi 6 from www.4gltemall.com .

 

Xiaomi Mi 6 Unboxing

Xiaomi has been one of the top mobile phone manufacturers from China. The models from brand Mi can keep technically and qualitatively equal with Apple and Samsung but cost significantly less. Now we get the new Xiaomi Mi 6 mobile phone for test.

The Xiaomi Mi6 is equipped with a handy 5.15 inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB RAM. As an operating system, Android 7.1.1 nougat with the Xiaomi-own surface MIUI 8 is used. With this interface, the Android operating system not only expands a number of functions, but also virtually completely reverses it. Comparing with the similar phones from other brands, the Android smartphone is a real bargain.

 

Simple elegance is the motto of Xiaomi packaging. Nothing except that the Mi logo and the memory equipment is printed on the front. The stable lid can be lifted easily and then you can see the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is protected with a film on the front, back and camera lens against scratches during transportation. When we tested it, we have already removed them. The included accessories are hidden under the Android smartphone. The plastic bowl, in which the Xiaomi Mi6 is located, offers a small opening for easy lifting.

After removal of the plastic shell with the Xiaomi Mi6, a silicone cover in transparent black comes first. The actual accessory underneath is clearly and without further packaging in the box. Xiaomi does not have headphones, which means that you have to use your own headphones if you want to listen music yourself in the phone.

 

It comes with a USB type C cable, which charges the Xiaomi Mi 6 and is fed with data from the PC/Notebook. It also includes a power supply for Chinese sockets. A power supply suitable for European sockets is not included with the Android smartphone. More specifically, no Xiaomi device has such a device since the manufacturer operates exclusively in Asia and therefore does not have to enclose it.

Depending on the import wholesaler, a European power supply can be ordered either separately or as a service package already included in the package. The so-called global editions of the Xiaomi models are a special case: they already contain an EU-compliant power supply in the packaging. The power supply itself supports QuickCharge from Qualcomm for faster charging.

Furthermore, an adapter is part of the scope of delivery, with the help of which a cable headset can be used on the Xiaomi Mi6. Because: Xiaomi has like the Apple or HTC the 3.5 millimeter jack. Audio is only output via the USB Type C connector, which is one of the great features of Android since version 5.0 Lollipop. This has the advantage that audio hardware can communicate directly with the system, for example, to integrate an audio amplifier directly into the headset. Alternatively, of course, a Bluetooth headset with the Android smartphone can be used without problems.

The Xiaomi Mi6 is factory-set Dual SIM-capable. The device for opening the SIM slot is, of course, included in the package, which is stored inside the quick start guide. This is completely written in Chinese and therefore for the least understandable. Further instruction leaflets such as warranty information or instructions/information in other languages ​​are not included in the package. It should also be noted that Xiaomi smartphones do not support LTE band 20 and LTE800. Only the special global editions have support for LTE800 and other languages ​​besides Chinese.

Not everyone will like the back of the glass, which can quickly change by a protective cover. One of these is included in the Xiaomi Mi6 and makes it very well. It fits perfectly and protects the smartphone against accidental falls, without destroying the edge of the device. In the online shop of Xiaomi, there are further accessories such as more robust cases made of hard plastic, flip covers or sleeves in other colors.

In summary, the package content of the Xiaomi Mi6 is not exactly lush, on the other hand useful. Thus the carton is not unnecessarily heavy and the costs can be reduced. At a decent budget price for a premium smartphone in terms of technology and processing, the missing headset is a pain. Anyhow, there is no doubt that the Xiaomi Mi6 is a high budget phone with the technical specifications. If you are looking for a cool smartphone with good price, you may try Xiaomi Mi6. If you want to know more Xiaomi Smartphones, welcome to click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-smartphone/xiaomi.html

 

 

Huawei Honor V9 Smartphone on Hand

The Honor V9 is the top Smartphone in the Honor brand, which was launched at a higher price than current models on the market. With the Honor V9, you would find the specifications are improved significantly. The device comes with Quad HD display, dual camera and HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor and comes with a super flat metal boy. Whether the surcharge to the “normal” Honor 8 is worthwhile and where are the strengths and weaknesses, should be described in this experience report.

Elegant Appearance

The Honor V9 is huge, yet elegant and beautiful to look at. The entire body is made of metal; the front is covered by glass with a rounded edge (2.5D glass). With only 6.97 millimeters, the device is quite flat, the 15.7 centimeters in height and the 7.7 centimeters in width, however, make the device so large that a single-handed operation even with large hands no longer possible. If you have not already possessed the same or similar size smartphone, one should definitely feel it in hand before the purchase. Here now Honor offers the V9 in different colors: red, blue, black and gold. There are three versions: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM.

Good Specification

In this report, we will just provide a quick overview of the advantages and disadvantages. Among the advantages is definitely the 5.7 inch Quad HD display (2560 x 1440 pixels). It is not only very sharp, but also offers a great display quality and a very good maximum brightness. The thin body edges around the display are also to be mentioned positively.

Also the operating system and the software run smoothly in the test. Although the installed Android 7.0 OS is not the latest, but it is comparatively up-to-date and with the EMUI 5.1 interface, most users will probably get along very well, because it is optically nice and offers a lot of functions. The HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-Core processor with 4x 2.4 GHz and 4x 1.8 GHz clock power is the reason for this.

The dual camera on the back has two sensors: a 12 megapixel color sensor and a 12 megapixel monochrome sensor. Photos are sharp and are (as opposed to videos, more below) absolutely comparable to the images of significantly more expensive smartphones. In particular, the monochrome function is a highlight since the monochrome sensor can still provide good images even in poor light conditions.

The battery is also clearly mentioned. With 4,000 mAh it offers a very good capacity and is recharged quite quickly thanks to Quick Charge technology. The battery runtime is normally two days during normal use.

Some drawbacks

The Honor V9 has also revealed some disadvantages in the test. Thus, in addition to the size, the strong heat development is particularly noticeable. The device has often been very warm after a short time of use, for example when apps were downloaded from the PlayStore and pictures were also viewed in the photo gallery. The loudspeaker is definitely not one of the strengths of the Honor V9. It is very loud if necessary, but the sound is quite flat.

Another disadvantage: the video function. The quality of the recorded video is comparatively bad, which can be determined especially by the strong noise (even in good light). In addition, the picture and sound are not synonymous, which appears when shooting of people very strange. The video function was tested by the way with 1080p Full HD resolution, purely theoretically, the Honor V9 could also record in 4K.

Since the Honor V9 is also a LTE telephone, the lack of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) function has to be mentioned. The brother models of Huawei (Mate 9, P9, P10, etc.) support voice telephone over the LTE network, but the Honor V9 cannot do this is not quite understandable. Also WiFi calling, thus the telephone over WLAN nets, is not supported.

Conclusion

The Honor V9 is a very smart smartphone, which is especially worthwhile for lovers of giant displays. Huawei offers a very good and up-to-date technical equipment and can score with a good software. In addition to many positive points, there are also some negative aspects, which should be conscious before a purchase.

 

 

HTC U11 New Flagship Smartphone Available with LTE Cat16

 

HTC has introduced a new flagship smartphone: the HTC U11. The successor of the HTC 10 starts with very good technical data as a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium in the market. In free trade, the HTC U11 is sold as a dual SIM version, which is rather untypical for flagship smartphones \and therefore particularly interesting. Also quite extraordinary: the HTC U11 comes with the latest Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 835. The X16 modem included offers LTE category 16, depending on the network, data rates of up to 1 Gbit/s are possible. Higlight is the pressure-sensitive body (“Edge Sense”) as well as the ultrapixel camera.

Design with glass and metal

The 2016 flagship HTC has yet shipped with a metal case, the HTC U11, however, has a glass back, as you already know from the HTC U Ultra. Only the frame is still metal. There are a total of 5 different colors, but some colors such as red may comes later available.

The display is based on a 5.5 inch LCD with a 16: 9 aspect ratio (2560 x 1440 pixels) protected by Corning 3D Gorilla glass. Unlike LG on the G6 or Samsung on the S8, the HTC U11 does not have a special aspect ratio, which affects the dimensions of 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 millimeters.

 

A particularly innovative feature is “Edge Sense”. The HTC U11 reacts laterally in the lower body area to pressure, so certain functions can be started quickly and easily, for example the camera. Basically Edge Sense is freely assignable, in the summer HTC would like to make an app available, which should then also allow macros.

 

Art technology

HTC is one of the first manufacturers to introduce the modern Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The heart of the smartphone contains many important components, especially processor, modem and WLAN chipset. The processor is a 64bit octa core, clocked at up to 2.45 GHz per core. The entire chipset is manufactured in the 10nm process and is therefore particularly energy-saving. The HTC U11 stands in the variant with 64 GB user memory by the way 4 GB of RAM available. A memory expansion via MicroSD card is possible; however, the dual SIM function is blocked.

The HTC U11 is especially up-to-date with the integrated modem. The Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem supports up to 1 Gbit/s in the LTE Cat16 downlink, up to 150 Mbps in the LTE Cat15 uplink. This is made possible by up to four bundled LTE frequency bands (4CC Carrier Aggregation) and by the 256QAM modulation in the downlink. The real speed that can be achieved depends, of course, also on the mobile network, in some countries, currently up to 500 MBit/s via LTE is possible. VoLTE and WiFi calling are, of course, also supported, as long as the network operator offers these services in his network. The LTE frequency ranges, which are supported by the HTC U11 as below:

  • FDD: band B4 / B12 / B17 / B28B20 / B5 / B8 / B3 / B1 / B7 / B32
  • TDD: band B39 / B40 / B38 / B41

In particular the support for band 28 (700 MHz) and band 32 (1500 MHz) is interesting. Currently, these frequency ranges are not yet used by the network operators, but this is likely to be relevant in the future and the HTC U11 is therefore very well equipped for the coming years.

 

Very good camera

The camera has been the focus of HTC’s flagship models for years. Also the HTC U11 is the camera to be a highlight. It offers a resolution of 12 megapixels on the back and a resolution of 16 megapixels on the front. UltraPixel 3 technology is used on the back, 1.4μm pixels are designed to allow a lot of light to enter the sensor. According to DxO-Mark, HTC has the U11 as the currently best smartphone camera on the market.

Available from June

The HTC U11 can be pre-ordered immediately and is available from June. Some network providers may offer the single card version, but there is also dual-sim version on www.4gltemall.com .

Huawei P10 New Flagship Smartphone Review

The Huawei P10 is available since March 2017 in market and offers a very good reputation including Leica dual camera. We had the opportunity test the P10 in detail now. What I liked especially and where there is still potential for improvement; you will read it in this review. The first thing to notice is the design after opening the package. Like the predecessor model Huawei P9, the Huawei P10 smartphone is almost completely made of metal. The front display is covered by a 2.5D glass, the P10 phone is well in the hand. Thanks to the extremely narrow frame surrounding the display, the Huawei P10 is already partially filigree. Due to the slightly rounded body, Huawei P10 appears thicker than it really is.

Fingerprint sensor & buttons

Unlike many other Huawei smartphones, the fingerprint sensor was not positioned on the back, but on the front in the Huawei P10. Personally, I think this is a very good thing, because you can easily unlock the P10 on the table. The sensor works very reliably and fast-paced, here other manufacturers like Apple and Samsung can still learn from Huawei!

The keys I also liked very much, in all respects. This starts with the physical keys: these provide a very good pressure point. The only way to improve: the volume rocker should be divided into 2 separate buttons and moved to the other side of the device so that you will not confuse it with the power button. Speaking of the power button: this is red painted on the sides, which is a great eye-catcher and already was a very nice gimmick at the Huawei Nova.

The right way to switch off the software buttons and replace them with the fingerprint sensor is really good. The functions Home button, Back button and Multitasking button are replaced by different movements on the fingerprint sensor. This folds reliably and fluently and you have much more space available on the display than with the software buttons. Perfect!

Software & speed

In the test, the Huawei P10 run fast and could run any software without noticeable delay. The experience is not bad comparing with other brands’ high-class smartphones. As an operating system, Huawei relies on Android 7, the EMUI 5.1 interface is also very well. Huawei has listened to the criticism of some users and now also provides a so-called app drawer, ie the apps are no longer stored on the home screens, but in a special app menu, which you may already know from some other smartphones.

Regarding the technical features, the Kirin 960 chipset worked very quickly as I said, sometimes the Huawei P10 was however quite warm, if one had used the camera for long time. The phone memory is about 47 GB (64 GB officially), large enough, on request users can expand the storage by insert a MicroSD card. In some markets, the dual SIM version of Huawei P10 is not available. The Chinese market, huawei supplied the dual sim version.

The Huawei P10 supports Voice over LTE, this function must work with a telecom SIM card, as used in the test. A device with special telecom software is not necessary; the function is available with every Huawei P10. Very good!

Display & Camera

The display not only convinces through the extremely thin frame to the sides, but also through the very good display. Some may criticize the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels as too low, but that is not true. The display is super sharp and who wants to recognize individual pixels, must take the magnifying glass and look very closely. The luminosity was also convincing in the test. Only the notification LED should be somewhat brighter and an always-on display, like Samsung in the Galaxy S7 series or Galaxy A3, is missing.

The biggest argument for the Huawei P10 is surely the dual camera, which was developed in collaboration with Leica. In every advertisement to the Huawei P10, the camera is thematized. But is it really as outstanding as advertising promises? The test showed that the camera definitely belongs to the best smartphone cameras. The images are sharp and true to color, the blur effect usually succeeds very well when photographing portraits or macro shooting. Also the black and white recordings with the special monochrome sensor can perform well, especially in dark environments. But the bottom line you have to say: a big difference to other top smartphones with only one sensor (eg iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7).

Top Battery

The battery of the Huawei P10 is 3,200 mAh strong and can allow a running time of more than 2 days on normal use. Intensive users will have to charge the P10 every evening, but it still holds longer than that of an Apple iPhone 7. The charge goes fast thanks to the quick-charge function with the included power supply.

Conclusion

The Huawei P10 performs very well in the test. The P10 smartphone is mature and coherent in price and compares favorably with similar competing phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the LG G6 – the P10 thus offers a very good price-performance ratio! The operating concept with the fingerprint sensor as a software key replacement is particularly well remembered. If you would like to know more Huawei smartphones, welcome to check here: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-smartphone/huawei-4g-smartphone.html

 

 

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Smartphone Test

The Samsung Galaxy A3 has been popular in many countries for some time now, it is one of the very few small and handy Android smartphones with current equipment. What used to be the “mini-versions” of the big Galaxy S models today is the Galaxy A3 series, because a Galaxy S7 mini or a Galaxy S8 mini does not exist. With its 4.7-inch display and quite compact dimensions, the Galaxy A3 is well-suited for single-handed operation. In February, Samsung has already launched the third generation of the A series on the market, the Galaxy A3 (2017). In the test, the device will show whether it is as recommendable as its predecessors.

Appearance

The 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy A3 comes considerably more rounded than the 2016 version. The Galaxy A3 (2016) is almost more modern compared to the Galaxy A3 (2017), although it is a generation older. Samsung provides a very high level of materials and processing, in the A3 (2017) front and rear made of glass and a matt metal frame. Speaking of color: Samsung sells the Galaxy A3 (2017) in the colors sky- black, sand-gold, blue-mist and cloud-peach, or simply black, gold, blue and pink.

The dimensions are 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 millimeters and the A3 is 138 grams heavier. The back is rounded to the sides, so that the device is comfortable in the hand. The display glass is also slightly rounded (2.5D glass). On the right is the power button, on the left are the two volume buttons. All buttons provide a very good pressure point. At the bottom of the device is a USB Type C connector, as well as the 3.5mm audio connector and a microphone. The second microphone for noise suppression is placed on the top, where you can also find the slot for the Nano SIM card and the optional MicroSD memory card. On the front you can find the home button, which also has a fingerprint sensor integrated.

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), there is also a white plug-in power supply (without quick-charging function), a white USB to USB type C cable for charging and data transmission, and a simple headset, also in white. In addition to the usual paperwork, there is also a small tool for opening the SIM card slot.

 

Hardware and software

The display of the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is 4.7 inches in the diagonal (16: 9 aspect ratio). The resolution is no longer quite modern with 1280 x 720 pixels (HD), but in the daily use does not disturb and there are still advantages such as the good maximum brightness and the accurate color representation. Only in direct comparison with a full-HD smartphone, the low pixel density is negative. The comparatively low resolution benefits the battery runtime: the Galaxy A3 (2017) with its 2.350 mAh strong battery runs for 2 days with normal use in any case, with little use probably even longer. And the battery cannot be changed.

 

Samsung has provided a 1.6 GHz Octa core processor for the Galaxy A3 (2017), which has 2 GB of RAM (RAM) available. The internal user memory is very narrow with 16 GB, especially since only about 10 gigabytes are available for free. Luckily, you can use MicroSD memory card for memory upgrade.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) supports WLAN according to the standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac to 2.4 GHz and even to 5GHz, which is great for a smartphone for entry class. Also NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 are on board, as well as the support for various satellite navigation systems. LTE is supported on all frequency bands that are important for Europe (800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2300 and 2600 MHz). The device is also well suited for occasional travel to other continents.

As an operating system, Android is used in version 6.0.1, an update to Android 7.0 seems to be currently under development and is likely to reach the Galaxy A3 (2017) in any case. The user interface is appealing and offers a lot of settings. In addition, the test proved positive that the system reacts very quickly and opens apps quickly. For the first set-up, it is best to schedule a few minutes more to configure the phone as your preference, as some menus are deeply hidden in the settings.

 

The Always On Display was particularly good in the test. This was introduced in 2016 with the Galaxy S7 and is now also available in Galaxy A series. If the display is switched off, the time and some additional information such as received WhatsApp messages are displayed. Thanks to AMOLED display technology, the energy consumption is very limited, in the test it was about 10% per 24 hours.

Camera

In the camera, Samsung uses a 13 megapixel sensor, which operates at full resolution in the 4: 3 aspect ratio. If you prefer the 16: 9 format, a maximum of 9.6 megapixels are available. The aperture is up to f1.9 and an autofocus as well as an LED flash is also available. Videos are available in full HD 1080p. The front camera offers 8 megapixels and also f1.9 aperture. The image quality of the back camera is good, but not outstanding. In good light, the recordings are very nice, especially macro pictures can be seen. In dark environments, the image quality of the camera is not quite as good, but still adequate and the price is definitely appropriate.

Conclusion: Recommended!

Samsung has consistently developed the Galaxy A3 in the 2017 version. The high-quality materials and the good workmanship are particularly impressive. Also the performance of the smartphone was very good in the test, the operation worked just as smoothly as with much more expensive upper-class smartphones. Good, but not outstanding are the camera and the display quality to evaluate. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is highly recommended. The price-performance ratio is great; you can get a handy and compact Android smartphone at a fair price!

Of course, Samsung also provide many higher lever smartphones such as Galaxy C5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy C9. If you want to check more Samsung Smartphones, welcome to check http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-smartphone/samsung-4g-smartphone.html