BQ Aquaris X2 and X2 Pro

BQ Aquaris X2 and X2 Pro: Twins with double camera and Android One for the mid-range

BQ has just presented its two new smartphones, the Aquaris X2 and X2 Pro. These are two new devices with the Android One operating system, which are committed to offering in the middle ranges some of the latest technologies, such as the double camera back, a screen without frames and a careful design.

They are two almost twin devices with very little difference between them. At best we can see different processors and memory configurations, but their cameras and features are the same in both models. Continue Reading

LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ: This is the camera with which this new flagship competes with the best photographic smartphones of 2018

As we expected, the arrival of the LG G7 ThinQ does nothing but stoke the battle to position itself as the best photographic mobile phone of 2018. The South Korean brand has endeavored to explain to us in some detail what its strengths in this section are, that the has. But, even so, beating rival smartphones like Huawei’s P20 Pro, Google’s Pixel 2 XL or Samsung’s Galaxy S9 +, which are undoubtedly three of the most outstanding contenders, is not a simple task at all. Continue Reading

MSN Messenger

Why MSN Messenger did not manage to stay as king of the courier?

Initially known as MSN Messenger since its birth in 1999 and Windows Live Messenger since 2005, the one who was the king of instant messaging services closed its rooms on October 31, 2014. A year and a half later and with the wisdom they have On Mondays when you see the results of the pools, you can ask why.

MSN Messenger competed at the height of the other giants of the messaging of the time: ICQ, AIM of AOL and Yahoo!. And it was that they were other times. In the 90s, the first services that provided Internet connection in American homes began to emerge. Continue Reading

Alcatel 5

Alcatel 5, a mid-range with double front camera and 100-point facial recognition

After having let us take a first look during the past CES 2018, TLC-Alcatel has definitely presented all the data of its new Alcatel 5 in one of the first Keynotes of this Mobile World Congress of 2018. It is a mobile that wants to position itself above the high range, and all with the most content possible price.

The new flagship of the manufacturer has been accompanied by the other two that also showed in Las Vegas, the new Alcatel 3 and 1. These are two phones aimed at the input range, but they will share some characteristics with their older brother, such as the proportion of the screen or the fingerprint sensor. Continue Reading

Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2

Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2: The double front camera is integrated into the most traditional design

After the usual dose of rumors about what is presented at the fair in Las Vegas, we already have official presentation of the new Sony mobile phones, specifically for the ranges of entry and media. These are the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2, which finally maintain the classic design of the house.

Although one of the main changes is visible at first glance, since the XA2 Ultra incorporates double front camera. Something more striking if possible in this case, since the manufacturer has not yet incorporated it into their flagships at least until last year, but let’s see how these terminals are inside. Continue Reading

Sony charge wirelessly

Sony’s latest patent looks like science fiction: Transferring power from one mobile to another wirelessly with NFC

R & D departments of technology companies are constantly producing ideas, and the most interesting ones, those in which a company sees that it could take advantage of others, end up in patents. Making sure that the competition will not reach the same place in the same way is essential to try to get several extra centimeters when crossing the finish line.

That does not mean that each patent ends up in a finished product, but it reflects where the research of one and the other is progressing. The latest patent presented by Sony is quite relevant, as it talks about how to emit energy from one smartphone to succeed in loading another. Charge wirelessly from the phone itself, not from the charger, and for this you want to use the NFC chip. Continue Reading

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra, ultra in size and sound, but very fair in everything else

Renew or die, or at least not grab the attention of the technological media. Perhaps that was the idea of HTC in 2017 when they try to overcome a bad stretch too long and the reason to surprise with a new line of mobiles, the U, which we have been able to prove now in the MWC, having already a first impressions The HTC U Ultra.

As we saw at the time of its presentation this is the most powerful of the two, opting for a Snapdragon 821 and 4 GB of RAM and highlighting the design especially in terms of finish and colors, varying a lot with respect to the line that had Followed in the extinct range One and the Desire. On the paper, it promised quite a bit and in a way, it was a top of bridge range until we knew the “HTC 11”, and now we have finally been able to verify if it is so in our opinion. We will tell you in as much detail as possible. Continue Reading

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The smartphone is looking for its next revolution, users are taking longer to change their mobile phone

Is the smartphone facing a stagnant sales phase? That is what IDC data seem to point to, which indicated that the sales estimate for 2016 had grown just 0.6% over 2015. A priori the formidable growth of this market is in danger.

One of the problems is the maturity of a segment in which the innovations in the hardware are increasingly less striking for users, who increasingly change their mobile less frequently. In 2011 they did it in less than 24 months, and currently it is estimated that the user changes average mobile every 31.2 months. Continue Reading

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The ultimate comparison of audio in the best smartphones of the moment

The audio is that eternal forgotten, the ugly duckling of technological comparisons and we think it’s an ideal time to listen to what some of the most advanced and mobile manufacturers of mobile phones have to tell us. And discern if it is siren songs or realities that go beyond the strictly technological part, the acronyms and the laboratory patents.

First of all it should be noted that mobile phones, despite their impressive performance in high ranges, have not been designed to play audio specifically. Let us not communicate with mill wheels: neither its speakers nor its headphones are designed to offer the highest quality. They are multitasking tools, functional and very versatile, but where an audiophile would stumble looking for the champion of perfection.

By the way, let’s define perfection: the quality does not translate to listening to loud bombastic ones that you rebtruenen the ears, nor in a volume that makes to rumble the table where is placed the terminal, but in offering a version as reliable as possible of the song as it is was conceived by composers, producers and mixers.

A music player should indeed reproduce, do a translation of the music studio to our ears. It’s nice when some devices color old songs, yes, but it’s not true. In this comparative we look for that middle point of equity, where the possible “traps” in the sound are avoided. Continue Reading