Here’s Everything From MWC 2017

Mobile World Congress started with bang last week. Mobile World Congress 2017 saw a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched during its time in Barcelona.
Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months and I was very excited about this one of the biggest tech event.

So here’s everything you need to know about MWC 2017 and the smartphones, smartwatches and other devices appearing at the show.

Mobile World Congress 2017 was from 27 February to 3 March. These are the days that the show itself was open, the press days – where the big announcements were made – fell before this.
Sunday 26 February was the big launch day therefore and we saw many of the devices detailed below during that day.

Highlights from MWC 2017:-

          1. Nokia 3310

          2. Nokia 5

          3. Nokia 6

          4. Moto G5 plus

          5. Moto G5

          6.LG G6

          7. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

          8. Huawei P10

          9. Huawei P10 Plus

         10. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset


1. Nokia

Nokia made great comeback this year selling there 9000 thousand units in 10 seconds in pre-orders in China. Nokia was one of the biggest tech giants from phone industry before the entry of Android in phone market. But after shutting down for  HMD Global is back with brand Nokia. Nokia being one of the big highlight from  MWC 2017  they didn’t disappoint us on its comeback.

Nokia re-introduced legendary Nokia 3310 with some new features and whole new avatar. But it’s having all features including Snake game but lack connectivity features like 3G support as Nokia said it is very basic feature phone made for calls, texts.

Along with Nokia 3310, HMD Global also launched the three other smartphones Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6. They are budget smartphones ranging from 10-18k. Overall MWC 2017 was great for Nokia from Nokia’s point of view.

2. Motorola

Motorola was rumoured to be unveiling the Moto G5 handset during owner Lenovo’s press conference and it didn’t disappoint.

The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were both launched in the budget phone space, but with premium tech that belies their price point.
The G5 has a metal body, 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor and 3GB of RAM. There’s a 2,800mAh battery inside, plus a 5-inch Full HD display and 13-megapixel front camera.

 

Its larger sibling has a 5.2-inch Full HD display instead, with a faster 2.0GHz octa-core processor and bigger 3,000mAh battery.
Prices start at just 14k(approx.)  for the Moto G5, so it seems that Motorola has done it again in budget to compete with Xiaomi phones.

3. LG

LG launched G6 at MWC press conference as we expected. LG G6 vibes with the processor ia Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, which is supported by 4GB of RAM so every indication is that it will move like the clappers. The rear camera is made up of two lenses with a 13-megapixel sensor. One of them is wide-angle.

It is a 5.7-inch 18:9 device with a 2880 x 1440 pixel resolution. It is also the first phone with Dolby Vision HDR support to offer better contrast and a wider colour gamut for video playback. It’s new flagship device from LG and seems it won’t be flop like LG G5.

4. Sony

Sony usually launches its smartphones at MWC and this year’s event has been no different. It has announced four models in the premium and mid range bracket.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is top of the tree. It has a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display, 19-megapixel rear “Motion Eye” camera and a mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. There is also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, along with water and dust proofing to a high standard.

The Sony Xperia XZs is an upgrade on the existing XZ and also sports the Motion Eye camera and 4GB of RAM. It’s a 5.2-inch Full HD device, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 2,900mAh battery.

The Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are mid-range handsets with 5-inch and 6-inch displays respectively. The XA1 has a 720p screen while the XA1 Ultra’s is Full HD. They both have an impressive 23-megapixel rear camera however, and octa-core MediaTek processors.

5. Huawei

Huawei has a mixed history with MWC, often using the conference to launch new devices, but not always the new flagship, which often gets its own, large, launch event a month later.

However, this year it decided to use the event to unveil the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphones, weighing in at 5.1 and 5.5-inches respectively. They both run on the latest Kirin 960 octa-core processor, and come with stacks of graphical power for palm-sized devices.

They also each come with Huawei’s Dual Camera tech.

Huawei also announced the Huawei Watch 2, which runs on Android Wear 2.0 and comes in Classic and Sports formats. They also add GPS functionality, so you can go on a run without the need of a smartphone in your pocket. A Porsche Design Huawei Watch is also on its way.

6. Samsung

Samsung wasn’t expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress 2017 – that is looking more likely to make an appearance at a separate event in March. Instead, it used its press conference on Sunday 26 February to launch the Galaxy Tab S3, a new premium Android tablet with an included S Pen stylus.

The company is also taking on Microsoft and the Surface Book with its own Galaxy Book 2-in-1 tablets/laptops. There will be two sizes available – 10.6 and 12-inches – and both Windows 10 devices come with a detachable keyboard to switch them between notebook and slates. They also come with Intel processors inside and can be used with an optional S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Book is two sizes of full Windows experience with a keyboard, throw your laptop away.

Finally, Samsung has unveiled a new version of the Gear VR headset which comes with a dedicated touchpad controller.

7. Google

Google always has a good time at MWC, using it as an opportunity to show off all its Android partners and at MWC 2017, it introduced the fun Android pin badges for attendees to collect.

But the real announcement was about Google Assistant, sharing the news that the service would be pushed out to all Android phones running Nougat or Marshmallow. This should mean that the majority of recent devices will be getting the service in the coming weeks.

8. Qualcomm

Qualcomm underpins a lot of the technology in modern mobile devices and the company is looking to reinforce the position of Snapdragon 835 as the chipset of choice in mobile devices, including VR, which it demoed on its stand.

It made several other announcements during MWC 2017 too. It is working extensively on trials for 5G networks, partnering with different carriers and manufacturers to bring through the next generation for mobile data.

And Qualcomm has highlighted the rise is adoption of Bluetooth aptX HD for high resolution audio support.

So here’s everything from MWC 2017 you should know.

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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro- Full Review

Hey guys what’s up…. This is Akshay Raskar and today we are going to do total review of Samsung’s new phablet Galaxy C9 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy C9 pro is first smartphone from Samsung that sports 6GB Ram launched in February 2017 at 36,000 ₹. This phone is response of Samsung to the popularity gained by the flagship killers from One Plus which are One Plus 3 and One Plus 3T. Though both this phones from One Plus are not same as of the Galaxy C9 Pro. Price range of phone is bit of as compared to the One Plus 3 and One Plus 3T offering much better features than Galaxy C9 Pro. Means Samsung is offering low end specifications at high end price.

Brief description about phone:-

1. Body Specs and Display:-

         It is a stylish smartphone that comes with an aluminium metal unibody which is 6.9mm thick. Looks pretty good and having new design accent and new antenna lines at back. Phone extremely sleek and having good finish with rounded edges. It sports6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Capacitive touch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 367 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display. It also supports multitouch. Display provides you good viewing experience and clear view. Samsung had put in bunch of display mods which allows you to change display profiles which suits you. Device do sports a fingerprint scanner which is placed in the home button itself but performance is not good as it fails to recognise registered fingerprint many times which can be considered as major flaw at this price range. It is available in Black and Gold color options.

2.CPU and GPU

        The phone is powered by a 1.95 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor with 4 cores at 1.95 GHz and 4 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz.  What this means is the processor has Octa cores in the CPU and 6 GB of RAM ensures the phone runs smoothly with multiple applications open simultaneously. The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro also packs in a Adreno 510 graphics processor. With all this packed together phone is very good to use in day to day life as it is fast and responsive. Also gaming experience on this phone is quite good as phone is responsive and almost no lag. Ram management is good in this phone. But benchmark scores are quite low which is preety disappointing. But overall in real life C9 Por can give you good experience.

3. Speakers and USB ports:-

          Speaker location in on the bottom bazel when you are holding phone in portrait. It is single speaker which is not loudest as we seen. The speaker performance is quite disappointing. Phone do have USB-C type which is definitely good.

4. Battery:-

           Device sports 4000 mAh non-removable battery which can give you a backup of 1 or 1½ day backup easily. As it is 1080p Super Amoled display it does not consumes battery very quickly. Also device supports quick charge which is plus point.


5. Connectivity:-

          Its a Dual SIM Smartphone, and connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro include , GPS, HotSpot, NFC,Wifi,Bluetooth. Also it is having two separate sim slots no hybrid type of sim slot which is good too.

6. Storage:-

           C9 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB ROM(inbuilt memory) which can be further expanded upto 256GB. There is dedicated slot for microSD card alongside dual sim card slot.

7. Software:-

            Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is running Android 6.0.1 which is Marshmallow. There is no announcement about upgrade to Android Nougat from Samsung also you should not expect words on this. As Google is planning to announce its next Android version Samsung is still stuck with marshmallow which is bit disappointing.

8. Camera:-

          The main camera on the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a 16 MP shooter with f/1.9 aperture and also with features like Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Video Recording. Rear camera also supports 1080p video recording. Also dual LED flash present gives you good experience in low light.  The smartphone also has a Front Facing Camera capable of shooting 16 MP selfies which also can shoot 1080p videos. Both the cameras performs very well in low light too. It do have features to provide you good photography experience but as compared to price range it lacks features like optical image stabilisation.

Phone is priced at 36,000 ₹. But Galaxy S6 Edge priced at 34,000 ₹ with the better features like good camera performance and great display as compared to the C9 Pro. Only plus point in this phone is it’s display and 6GB of RAM. Those who are not looking for high end performance this device is perfect for use in day to day life. If phone gets further updates can perform well in managing tasks without slowing down the phone. But in the end all this takes can be done with One Plus 3 and 3T also the future updates are sure in case of One Plus in same price range. At end C9 Pro is good bet ignoring the price.

This is it. Here is the full review of Galaxy C9 Pro. Hope you guys will like it and it will be useful for you guys to choose your right phone. If you have any questions or queries write it in comment section.

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