Saturday, 21 April 2018

Motorola unveiled Moto G6 Full Family

Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play

Finally the most awaited smartphone series in mid range segment is out that is Moto G6 series. Motorola G series is famous all around the world due it's affordable price and good performance. This series was started with the launch of Moto G 1st generation when Motorola was under Google and which remarked a comeback of the company. Then Lenovo acquired Motorola and now Lenovo has it's hands in all Moto devices.

And now it's time for the sixth generation of the G series. Motorola has three phones under it's Moto G family that are G Play, normal G and G Plus. This year as well Motorola launched three of the smartphones. Moto G6 Play is the most basic one, Moto G6 is the mediocre one and Moto G6 plus is the higher end. On Thursday, Lenovo unveiled three of the smartphones along with Moto E series. But here, we will only discuss about Moto G series. So let's  discuss all the specifications of the phone one by one.

Moto G6

Moto G6 is the sixth generation of Moto G series. Moto G6 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 chipset which is an octa core processor with eight cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. It is having Adreno 506 GPU for good graphics. It comes with 64GB internal 4GB RAM and 32GB internal 3GB RAM. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0.

Moto G6 is having a 5.7 inch screen size. The display is IPS LCD type with 1080*2160 pixels resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This time Motorola decided to have a glass back, it has a Gorilla Glass 3 back. So the phone looks really premium.

Moto G6 has a dual camera setup of 12MP,f/1.8+5MP,f/2.2 setup. The main sensor is normal RGB sensor and the other is a colored sensor. The camera can record videos upto 1080p at 30/60 fps and also it has EIS for batter photography. It has an 8 MP,f/2.2 front shooter. The phone has a battery of 3000 mAh. It also supports fast charging of 15W. It has a USB Type-C connecter for charging.

Moto G6 will cost something around €250.

Moto G6 Plus

Moto G6 Plus is a higher end version of Moto G6. Moto G6 Plus is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 630 chipset which is an octa core chip with all eight Cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 2.2GHz each. It comes with 64/128GB internal storage and 4/6GB RAM specification. It also has microSD card slot, so the memory can be expanded upto 128GB. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0.

Moto G6 Plus has a screen size of 5.9". It also has an IPS LCD Type display with 1080*2160 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of the phone is also 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also has a glass back just like Moto G6. The back is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It not only makes the look of the phone premium but it also improves it's built quality.

Moto G6 plus is having a dual camera setup of 12MP,f/1.7+5MP,f/2.2. This time the main camera has a larger sensor of f/1.7 than f/1.8 on Moto G6. The camera setup is same as Moto G6. This camera can record videos upto 4K at 30fps and also it has EIS. It has a front camera of 8MP,f/2.2. The phone has a battery of 3200 mAh and it also supports fast charging of 15W. It also comes with USB Type-C connector for charging.

Moto G6 Plus will cost something around €300.

Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play is the third and last device of G series from the company. The device is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 430 chipset which is also an octa core chip with eight Cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.4GHz each. It comes in 32GB,3GB and 16GB,2GB. For better graphics it has Adreno 505 GPU. The phone comes with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.

Moto G6 Play has a screen size of 5.7". The display is an IPS LCD type with 720*1440 pixels. The aspect ratio of the display is also 18:9. This screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass unspecified version. The back of the phone is made of plastic. But this back is also shinny just like glass back.

Moto G6 Play has a single camera at the back, that is a 13MP,f/2.0 shooter. This camera can record video upto 1080p at 30fps. The front camera is of 8MP shooter. The phone is having a battery of 4000 mAh. This is also having a fast charging of 15W. This is having normal USB 2.0 charging port.

Moto G6 Play will cost something around €200.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Phones having notch display like iPhone X

Notch Display Like iPhone X

  Smartphone has become one of the most important component in the human life. These days each and every person has a phone. So smartphone companies think that as Smartphone is a very important thing in today's world, why not to make it look better. So companies started making their smartphones more and more beautiful. They did it by using full metal body, attractive colors, making the phones thinner, glass design and many more.

But what is the next step to improve the design of the phone? So this time company decided to take a look at the phone's display. They decided to make an edge to edge display which will make the display more immersive. This can be done by reducing the bezels of the smartphone. That's why these days many of the new smartphones have larger screens with less bezels.

In February Apple launched it's first smartphone that is iPhone X with an edge to edge display. iPhone X has a unique display with a notch at top which houses the front camera, IR Blaster and other sensors. So after this many of the other smartphone companies especially Chinese companies incorporates the same design for their smartphones. So today we are going to see all the smartphones with the same notch design as iPhone X.


Asus launched two of it's phones at MWC 2018 with notch display. These two phones are Asus Zenfone 5 and Asus Zenfone 5z. So let's see what are their specifications.
Asus Zenfone 5 and 5z are two similar phones with same design, same dimensions, same cameras, same batteries, same display except their chipsets. Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chipset which is based on an octa core processor with eight Kryo 260 cores. While Asus Zenfone 5z is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset which is also based on an octa core processor with four Kryo 385 Gold and four Kryo 385 silver cores. The one more difference is that Asus Zenfone 5z comes with three storage options that are 256GB+8GB, 128GB+6GB and 64GB+4GB. While Asus Zenfone 5 comes in two storage options that are 64GB+4/6GB RAM.

These two phones are having a notch display just like iPhone X. This notch houses a receiver, LED indicator, Proximity sensor and front camera. The size of this display is 6.2 inch. This is an IPS LCD type display with 1080*2264 pixels resolution. The phones come out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0. The phones have dual camera setup with 12MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.0 sensors. The front camera is an 8 MP, f/2.0 shooter. Both the phones have a 3300 mah battery. Asus Zenfone 5z supports fast charging of 9V,2A while Asus Zenfone 5 just supports normal charging of 5V,2A.


Vivo also launched two of it's phones with notch display that are Vivo V9 and Vivo X21. So let's firstly see Vivo V9. Vivo V9 is having a screen size of 6.3". This display is an IPS LCD display with 1080*2280 pixel resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is 19:9, same as that of iPhone X. The notch is at the top of the display and houses an earpiece, selfie camera and a proximity sensor. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 626 chipset which has eight Cortex A-53 cores. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.1, but vivo has it's own User Interface that is Funtouch OS. Vivo V9 has dual camera setup of 16MP+5MP, f/2.0, PDAF, dual LED flash. The front camera is a 24MP,f/2.0 shooter. The device is having a 3260mah battery. The phone comes with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM. Also there is a dedicated micro SD card slot.  

Vivo X21 is the next phone from Vivo to have a notch display. Notch of Vivo X21 houses the front camera, IR Blaster for face unlocking and an ear piece. Vivo X21 has a screen size of 6.28" screen with notch at the top. The display is a Super AMOLED type display with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of this display is also 19:9. Vivo X21 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 chipset which is based on octa core processor with eight Kryo 260 cores. Vivo X21 is having a dual primary camera with 12MP,f/1.8 + 5MP,f/2.4 lens. The front camera is a 12MP,f/2.0 shooter. The phone is having a 3200 mAh non removable battery. Vivo X21 comes in two memory options 64/128GB and 6GB RAM. Also there is a dedicated micro SD card slot.

There is one more version of Vivo X21 phone which has under display fingerprint sensor which is named Vivo X21 UD. All the specifications of two phones is exactly same but Vivo X21 is having a rear mounted fingerprint sensor while Vivo X21 UD is having a under display fingerprint sensor.


Huawei also included the same concept for the display of it's next flagship as that of all other phones mentioned above. Huawei new flagships are known as Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 pro. There is one more phone which was launched along with these two phones known as Huawei P20 Lite. All of these phones are having notch displays. So let's see the features of all the phones.

Huawei P20 Pro is the top version of Huawei's new flagship. This is having a screen size of 6.1". The display is an AMOLED type display with 1080*2240 pixels resolution. The display is having an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The notch is present at the top of the phone which houses the front camera, earpiece and proximity sensor.  The phone is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset which is an octa core chipset with four cortex A-73 cores and four cortex A-53 cores. Huawei P20 pro is having a triple camera 40MP,f/1.8+ 20MP,f/1.6+ 8MP,f/2.4 setup. Huawei P20 pro is the first phone to have a triple camera setup. It has a front camera of 24MP,f/2.0. The phone is having a battery of 4000 mAh. This also supports fast charging with an output of 4.5V/5A. It comes in only one memory specification that is 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM.

Huawei P20 is the lower end version of Huawei's flagship. This is having a screen size of 5.8". The display is an IPS LCD type display with 1080*2240 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is also 18.7:9. The notch is also similar to Huawei P20 pro. Huawei P20 is having the same processor as that in Huawei P20 pro. But the camera on Huawei P20 is just dual camera setup 12MP,f/1.8 + 20MP,f/1.6. The front camera on the phone is a 24MP,f/2.0 shooter. The phone is having a smaller battery of 3400mah. This also supports fast charging just like Huawei P20 pro. It comes with 128GB internal storage and 4GB RAM.

Huawei P20 lite is also having the same notch display just like the other two phones. It has as screen size of 5.84". The display is IPS LCD type with resolution 1080*2280 pixels. The phone is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 659 chipset which is an octa core chip with eight cortex A-53 cores. The phone comes with 32/64 GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM. It has a dual primary camera system with 16MP, f/2.2 + 2MP setup. It has a front camera of 16MP, f/2.0 aperture. It is having a 3000mah battery for good battery life. It also supports fast charging of 9V/2A.


Oppo is another company which has three phone with this notched display, Oppo R15, Oppo R15 pro and Oppo F7.

Oppo R15 is a very good phone from Oppo with the notch at the top. This notch houses a front camera and earpiece. The phone has a screen size of 6.28". It has an AMOLED panel and has a resolution of 1080*2280 pixels. Oppo R15 is powered by Mediatek Helio P60 chipset which is an octa core chip with four cortex A-73 cores and four cortex A-53 cores. It comes with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. It has a dual camera setup with 16MP,f/1.7 + 5MP,f/2.2. The front camera is a 20MP,f/2.0 shooter. Oppo R15 is having a battery of 3450mah. It also supports Oppo's VOOC fast charging which is really good.

Oppo R15 pro is another phone from the company with the same type of design. Oppo R15 pro is the higher end version of Oppo R15. The phone is having the same notch as Oppo R15. The screen size is also same as 6.28". The display is AMOLED type with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 660 chipset which is a very fast chip. It also comes with 128GB internal and 6GB RAM. It also has a dedicated micro SD card slot. This is also having a dual camera setup of 16MP,f/1.7+20MP,f/1.7. The front camera is a 20MP,f/2.0 shooter. It has a battery of 3400mah. It also supports Oppo's VOOC fast charging of 5V,4A.

Oppo F7 is the third phone from the company with the same type of notch design. Oppo F7 is having a screen size of 6.23". It has an IPS LCD display with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a Mediatek Helio P60 chipset same as Oppo F7. It comes in two memory options 64GB/4GB and 128GB/6GB. Now take a look at the camera department, it is having single primary setup of 16MP, f/1.8 aperture. It has a secondary camera of 25MP, f/2.0. It has a 3400 mAh battery. But it doesn't support any kind of fast charging.

Essential Phone

First phone to come with notch display is Essential Phone. This phone was launched ahead of iPhone X in 2017. But it's notch is quite different from all other phones. This notch just houses the secondary camera, nothing else like other phones.
This is among one of those phones which came with larger aspect ratio displays. This is having a screen size of 5.71". The display is IPS LCD type with 1312*2560 pixels resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm's  snapdragon 835 chipset and we already know about the performance of the chipset. It comes with 128GB internal and 4GB RAM. The phone comes with dual 13MP,f/1.8 shooter. The secondary camera is 8MP,f/2.2 shooter. It has battery of 3040 mAh. But this type of notch design is not followed by any other company as it's notch just houses a single camera, nothing else.

Friday, 6 April 2018

It's Time For Xiaomi To Release it's Gaming Smartphone

Black Shark Gaming Smartphone

Xiaomi is a great Chinese company which offer phones at a very reasonable price. Xiaomi phones are very famous in Asian countries due to it's aggressive pricing. Xiaomi has given us some of the great phones in it's Xiaomi Mi series, Mix series and mid range Redmi series. But now I think Xiaomi wants to try something new in it's smartphone market.
Xiaomi owns a gaming company named Black Shark. Xiaomi is planning something with Black Shark. This shows that Xiaomi is going to do something in the gaming side but what? Xiaomi is planning to launch a gaming smartphone in the name of  Black Shark. As many of the companies like Razer has launched it's gaming phone that is Razer Phone, Black Shark gaming smartphone will compete with them.
Xiaomi has confirmed that this phone will be launched on 13th April in an event in china. The phone will be branded with the name of Black Shark as it is easier to pronounce than Xiaomi. Also this phone will be exposed to the whole world unlike Xiaomi phones which are only confined to some Asian countries.
A teaser is already out showing some of the looks of the phone. It is revealing a curvy corner. Now let's talk about some of the hardware of the phone. The phone will be definitely powered by one of the Qualcomm's Chipset as Qualcomm's branding can also be seen on the invite. And most probably this chipset will be Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset as this is the fastest chip from Qualcomm yet and gaming phones usually require powerful chips.
Also there should be ample amount of storage available in the gaming phone as games occupies more storage. So Black Shark phone can have upto 256GB of internal storage. It also requires more RAM, so there will be 6 or 8GB of RAM in the phone. A good display is also required for good gaming experience, so we are expecting there will be a 120Hz display and also this display will have HDR support.
This is all we know about the new Black Shark gaming phone. Xiaomi has already confirmed that the phone will launch on 13th April. One more thing to note that this phone will be priced aggressively just like other Xiaomi phones. So may be it will be cheaper than Razer Phone. We will cover all the features of the phone here at Foneswag once it is out, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

HTC launched two Phones with Bezeless screens

HTC Desire 12 and 12+
HTC has finally launched two of it's smartphones with larger aspect ratio displays. These two smartphones are  HTC Desire 12 and 12+. This is the first time HTC is launching any smartphone with taller screens. So let's see some of the features of the phones.
HTC Desire 12+
HTC Desire 12+ is having a screen size of 5.99" with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is IPS LCD type and has a resolution of 720*1440 pixels. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 450 chipset. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0. It has dual primary camera setup with 13MP+ 2MP lens. The front camera is of 8MP. It also has fingerprint sensor at back for unlocking the phone. Also there is face detection unlocking method. The phone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage. It also has micro SD card support. The phone comes with 2956 mAh battery. Also it comes in two memory options that are Black and Silver. The price of this phone starts at €235.
HTC Desire 12
HTC Desire 12 is the small sibling of it's Desire 12+. The phone has a screen size of 5.5". It also comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio display. The resolution of the display is 720*1440 pixels and this display is of IPS LCD type. The phone is powered by Mediatek 6739 chipset. It also comes with Android Oreo 8.0. It has a single primary camera of 13MP and a 5MP front camera. This phone isn't having any fingerprint scanner. But this also has face detection unlocking. This comes with 2730mAh battery. It comes in two versions 16/32GB internal and 2/3GB RAM. The phone has two color options Black and silver. The price of this phone starts at €185.
 Both these phones are mid range phones from the company. The pricing of these phones is somewhat okay. But the smaller one isn't having any fingerprint scanner as well as dual camera setup. Launching a phone at this price without fingerprint sensor is not acceptable. So company should think about all it's features and pricing before launching any smartphone in the market.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Mario's icon will be shown in place of our location in Google Maps for a week

Mario icon in Google Maps

All of us are very well familiar the famous Nintendo's character Mario. Nintendo is a Japanese video game company which is very much famous for it's games like Mario, Pokemon, Zelda and many more. But the most famous among these is Mario. Today is March10, it's the anniversary of Nintendo's most famous game Mario. Mario is named according to it's release date that is MAR10, but it is pronounced Mario all over the world.
On the occasion of Mario's anniversary, Google has done some changes in it's Google Maps. In Google Maps our location will be shown by an icon of Mario character. Now in place of Blue Arrow there will be Mario character sitting in the car. This is available in the navigation mode only.
To get this feature on your Google Maps you just have to do the following things. Firstly you have to update your Google Maps to the latest version. Then you have to type some place to navigate. In the side of 'Start' button you will notice a grey '?'. You just have to tap on that '?' and a sound will appear similar to that in the Mario game when we press up button. After doing this, a message will be displayed on your screen: Oh Yeah! Mario Time! With a "Let's-A-Go" Navigation button.
This is a really fun feature from Google and Nintendo on the birthday of Mario. As you will move towards your destination the Mario character will also move in it's car. This Mario icon will stay in your Google Maps for one week starting from today. Also this feature will only work with car mode selected as mode of traveling.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Google Lens is rolling out to every Android User via Google Photos

Google Lens is now available to every Android user
Last year Google announced Google Lens during Google I/O 2017 event. But it was first implemented in Google Pixel 2 in October. From last year October to now it was only exclusive to Google Pixel devices. And now Google has made this feature available for all the android users.
 Google Lens is just like a visual search engine. As the name suggest it works with the camera of phone. Google Lens gives information regarding the object or thing in the frame of camera. If we take our camera in front of any object it searches it on web and tells us about that. For example if we are at place about where we don't know anything, if we place our phone in front of any landmark with Google Lens open it will tell us about that place by searching about it on the web. So it is really helpful.
It can also do many other things. If we use it on something written it will read all the things and tell us about it from information on web. Also it can translate anything written in other language in our language. It can also scan QR codes. It can also read any business card and can save the contact information in our phone own it's own. It can also connect to a WiFi network when we show it WiFi label containing username and password. We can also use it on animals to know about their breed and other information.
Earlier Google Lens was only available on Pixel devices but now Google has made it available in all android devices via Google Photos. You just have to download the latest version of Google Photos on your phone and you can use this on your phone.
There are also many other things like Google Lens in the market like Bixby Vision announced with Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Image Analysis Toolset available on Play Store.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Fast Charging in Smartphones Explained

Fast Charging in Smartphones

Today in the whole world, shipment of smartphones has increased a lot. It is from 2007 that the smartphones are becoming more and more famous. And now in 2018, each person has it's own smartphone. Smartphone has battery which gives power to it. And this battery is rechargeable, we can recharge it if our phone runs out of battery. These batteries have certain capacity which is measured in mAh.
Earlier our phone usage was really less so battery capacity was also less, but as companies added more features in phones, our phone usage increases. More usage means faster drain out of battery. So batteries started draining out quickly and we have to recharge it more often in a day. So companies started fitting larger capacity batteries in the phone. Now the battery life of the phone had increased but a new problem occurred.

 These larger batteries take longer time to charge. So companies introduced a new technology named fast charging. This can charge these larger batteries quicker than earlier.  For the phone to support this fast charging it's hardware should be compatible. For this fast charging, companies are bundling a fast charger in the box with the phone. Every charger has a power rating which is the multiplication of current and voltage supplied by this charger to the phone, and is measured in watts. 
Smartphone brands thought if we increase the power rating of the charger it will supply more power to the phone during some particular time provided the hardware of the phone supports. And so the battery of the phone will fill up quickly. This power rating is simply the multiplication of current and voltage, which can be raised by increasing either current or voltage. So some technologies increase current while some increase voltage for fast charging.

 There are many fast charging technologies in the market like Qualcomm's Quick charging, Oneplus Dash charging, Oppo's VOOC charging and many more. So a phone running on Qualcomm's snapdragon chip may support fast charging depending on the version of the chip. Every phone has a specific power rating at which it's battery can be charged. So when we connect a phone with a charger it communicates with the phone that I have this power rating and thus the charger supplies that much power to the phone. So if the phone's hardware has fast charging support it will take more power from the fast charger and it's battery will be charged quickly.
We must have noticed that when our phone's battery is low it gets charged very quickly but as the battery level rises the rate of battery charging becomes slow and when the battery reaches 85%-90% the battery charging becomes super slow. This is because when the battery is empty, there is lot of space in it so the fast charger takes advantage of this and fill up the battery quickly with the help of larger power. But as the battery starts filling, the space becomes less available and rate of charging also gets down, so the power supplied also changes. So this is how fast charging works.

 As already mentioned there are many fast charging technologies in the market namely Oppo VOOC, Oneplus dash and Qualcomm's Quick charging. Oppo VOOC and dash charging works on same concept as Oppo is the parent company of Oneplus that is more current supply for fast charging. While Qualcomm's Quick charge increases voltage for fast charging. Oneplus dash charging has the maximum rating of 5V/4A which equals to 20W while Quick charge has maximum output of 18W with 9V/2A or 12V/1.67A.
Among all these Oneplus Dash charging is fastest, it can charge the phone from 0 to 63% in 30 minutes. And the phone will be fully charged in 1hr15 minutes. It achieves fast charging with the help of high current and so the cable of the charger is made thicker to bear the high current. Thus the use of any other cable with this charger may result in damage of the cable or phone. So it only charges phone quickly with it's own supplied cable.

 When we do some task on our phone our phone processor heats up due to the load of that task. When the battery is charging, phone also heats up due to higher power input in the phone. So when we uses the phone while it is charging the net heat will increase resulting in more heating. So the phone can damage with more heat. But it never happens. When we use our phone while it is charging, the charger put less power input in the phone depending on the tasks running on the phone so that there won't be any excessive heating which can damage the phone.

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