Smartphone of the year 2017

Apple Iphone X (Pronounced “Ten”)

IPhone-XPROS: Immersive Retina Display, Face ID, Excellent Camera, Powerful Processor
CONS: Expensive, No touch ID, Difficult to repair
BOTTOM LINE: You can say it’s the best Smartphone of the year 2017 and currently has the most powerful processor. You’ll need few hours of learning curve to get used to the gestures as the front home key is removed. It is available for $999 for 64GB and $1149 for 256GB variant.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS
Display: 5.8 inch 2436×1125 px OLED
CPU: Apple A11 Bionic 2.39 GHz hexa-core 64-bit
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 64GB or 256GB
Camera: 12 Megapixel wideangle & telephoto
OS: iOS 11
Battery: 2716 mAh Li-ion

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Google Pixel 2 XL

OnePlus 5T

Smartphones officially announced in August 2013

1. 1st August 2013 – Motorola Moto X
Moto X is the first phone released after Google bought Motorola for USD 12.5 billion in 2012 . It is a compact smartphone with 4.7 inch curved screen and 10 MP Clear Pixel camera. Moto X doesn’t offer the latest hardware specs, however it has a decent hardware for smooth user experience. The best part of Moto X is the extensive customization possible.

Pros: Compact, Always on voice command, Active Display
Cons: No full HD, No microSD slot, Only dual core

Quick 8 Specs
Display: 4.7″ AMOLED HD 720p
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait 1.7Ghz dual-core
GPU: Adreno 320
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
Camera: 10MP CLEAR PIXEL / 2MP
OS, UI: Android 4.2.2
Battery: 2200 mAh

HTC Butterfly S

Summary: HTC Butterfly S is a good looking phone and comes with ultra pixel just like the HTC One.
Pros: Super LCD 3 1080p display, Fast processor, UltraPixel Camera (good low light image)
Cons: Unlike HTC One’s metal body it has Plastic body, fingerprint magnet, No optical image stabilization

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Screen
Display Size: 5.0 inch
Display resolution: Full HD 1080p

Top 3 mobile phones with 5 inch full HD display – July 2013

1. Samsung Galaxy S4
Pros: 1080p SuperAMOLED Screen, Superfast Processor, Excellent Camera, Less size & weight compared to competitor
Cons: Feels cheap due to plastic body, Expensive
Samsung Galaxy S4 is probably the smallest phone with 5 inch full HD display from a top manufacturer. It is only 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm & weighs only 130g and comes in 2 versions, quad core and Octa core processor.

2. HTC Butterfly S
Pros: Super LCD 3 1080p display, Fast processor, UltraPixel Camera (good low light image)
Cons: Unlike HTC One’s metal body it has Plastic body, fingerprint magnet, No optical image stabilization
HTC Butterfly S is a good looking phone and comes with ultra pixel just like the HTC One.

3. Sony Xperia Z
Pros: Stunning design, dust and water proof, brilliant display, 13 MP camera
Cons: Sharp Edges, low speaker volume
Sony Xperia Z is one of the best designed smartphone of 2013. The 5 inch full HD display is sharp and bright.

Top 3 Free Image Editing Software – Photoshop alternatives

We all know Photoshop is the most popular graphics/image editing software. However it is not Free. Here I am going to share with you the best 3 alternatives of Photoshop.

1. GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program
It is probably the most popular free and open-source image editing software and is available on various operating systems, Linux, Windows, OS X, OpenSolaris, FreeBSD. GIMP has lots of tools/features for editing or retouching image and it supports plugin to extend its features-(GAP) GIMP Animation Package, (GPS) GIMP Paint Studio.

Download GIMP http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Samsung *#0228# temperature test

Samsung *#0228# temperature test

Samsung *#0228# temperature test

Samsung is providing an option to test the temperature of the phone and battery info in its Galaxy Series phones. This is a very useful feature to check if the phone is running within the normal temperature. It also shows other information like: Network, SignalStrength, Voltage and more.

Steps
1. Open the phones Dialler/Keypad.
2. Press *#0228#
3. You will see the current temperature of the phone with other details.

I have tested this feature on Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Grand Quattro Duos.

Note: This feature is helpful in diagnosing whether the phone is running normally or overheated.

How to change the date and time format on the taskbar in Windows 7

The date and time are set to dd-MM-yyyy format (18-07-2013) and 24 hrs format (21:10) respectively by default after installing Windows 7. Sometimes we may want to customize the default format of date and time. You can change the time format (from 24 hour to 12 hour – AM/PM) or the date format using the simple tips given below.

1. Left Click on the Time and Date located on the right side of the Taskbar.
2. You will get a popup.
3. Click on “Change date and time settings” in the bottom of the popup.
4. Click on “Change date and time” button in the popup.
5. You will get a new popup.
6. Click on “Change Calender Setting” in the new pop up.

How to search Chat History of a particular user in Gmail

Sometimes we need to search the chat history for a specific chat; however, we may not get the exact results of what we want. The reason incorrect keywords. Recently, after Hangout got released; the keywords like “chat with Email-id” isn’t working anymore. Eg: “chat with heyugeek@gmail.com

I have also tested with “hangout with heyugeek@gmail.com” and it ain’t working either. After trying for few minutes I got the answer. There is more than one way to search the history for a specific chat.

The easiest one is by typing “in:chats email-id” Eg: “in:chats heyugeek@gmail.com

If you want to search only the chat you received from an email-id, then : “in:chats from:(Email-id)” Eg: “in:chats from:(heyugeek@gmail.com)

Only the chat you sent to an email-id: “in:chats to:(Email-id)” Eg: “in:chats to:(heyugeek@gmail.com)

LG Optimus G Pro – Technical Specifications

Summary: LG Optimus G Pro is a flagship phone from LG released in 2013. It has 5.5″ 1080P full HD IPS display with 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2 GB RAM.
Pros: 5.5″ 1080P FULL HD IPS SCREEN
Cons: No stylus
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Screen
Display Size: 5.5″ True HD IPS LCD
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS Display
Pixel density: 400 PPI
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Processor & Memory
CPU: 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 320
RAM: 2 GB
Storage
Internal: 32 GB
Memory Card Slot: MicroSD upto 64 GB
Camera
Main camera: 13.0/8.0 MP (market dependent)
Secondary camera: 2.1 MP

Nokia Lumia 1020 – First Windows Phone with Pureview Pro camera 41 MP

Summary: Nokia Lumia 1020 is Nokia’s first Windows Phone with Pureview Pro camera (41 MP). It looks awesome and comes in three colors, Black, White & Yellow. It has 4.5 inch AMOLED 720p/WXGA display with Gorilla Glass 3.
Pros: 41 MP PureView Pro Camera, Looks, HERE Maps (Nokia Maps)
Cons: No Full HD (1080p) display
Technical Specifications
Screen
Display Size: 4.5 ” AMOLED, Multitouch, Super-sensitive touch
Display resolution: 1280 x 768 – WXGA
Pixel density: 334 ppi
Processor & Memory
CPU: 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
GPU: Adreno 225
RAM: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB
Free cloud storage: 7 GB
Camera
Main camera: 41 MP PureView, Carl Zeiss optics, Optical Image Stabilization, Xenon flash
Secondary camera: 1.2 MP