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Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G Unlock Code & Instructions


After a year, the Moto G of 2013, was replaced by another phone of the same name. You are reading it correctly, and we are saying it right. The Moto G has two versions, the first one having been introduced in 2013, and the other one in 2014. They both named the phone Moto G, as it suggests, we are all expecting a better version of the initial offering. But is it really a better version?

The 2014 Moto G has a 5-inch screen versus the older version’s 4.5-inch. In our books, bigger is always better since one maybe able to look at a wider perspective rather than cram your vision in a smaller screen. But that should be with consideration. Holding the phone, it doesn’t exactly rest on the hand quite well like the old one.

The latest version’s design is very similar to the older model. However, Motorola has included bits and pieces of improvements coming from the original Moto E design.

Amongst the more noticeable additions are the metal bars above and below the screen. These are not just for aesthetics but its actual purpose is to mark where the stereo speakers are. The older Moto G had one speaker at the back. The back is curved and made of matte-finished plastic. The contours of the phone are smooth. There is really nothing to rave about when it comes to the aesthetics of this phone. If anything, there is no real improvement from the old to the new. The look seems to fall flat which is really a disappointment considering Motorola was amongst the first cellphone companies to come up with great design back in the day (remember the Razr?).

If you look at the new Moto G closely is thinner than the old model but wider. The screen maybe larger but holding it becomes a bit of a problem. Since it is thinner, it can feel clumsier, especially with a bigger screen. It is just not the right size.




Despite having a flat appearance, the Moto G feels well made. Though largely covered in plastic, the whole screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 3. Buttons for volume and power up, speaker bars are on the side, and slot for the head jack, are made of more solid materials.

The battery is sealed in so it should protect the battery from getting damaged if it gets wet. However, this phone is not waterproof, so do not even attempt to submerge it under water. It has a microSD memory card slot and 8GB of internal storage (half of which are already occupied by the apps and systems included in the phone). 4GB of space is good for non-heavy users but will pose a problem for those who download movies or make videos with their phones.

The screen’s 5-inch display has a resolution of 720p, the same resolution as that of its predecessor with a smaller screen. The old Moto G has 326ppi, while the newer version has 294ppi. And the sad part is, the difference is noticeable. If you look at the both screens, the newer version is softer. And if you look at it even more closely, one can see the pixels more clearly. This is where you will know that what you got is in fact a budget phone, something that we didn’t really feel when we had the first Moto G.

As for watching movies, videos and playing games, the additional size makes a difference. In this case, our motto of “the bigger, the better” clearly applies. Graphics are quite sharp but not entirely clear. The Moto G has an IPS-type display, which offers a better angle for viewing than the traditional LCD screens. But due to its bigger screen (with the same pixel ratio than the small-screened phone), the colors on the screen is a little less vivid, whites tend to be on the bluer side. And if you are bringing it outdoors, the screen is reasonable, considering that this is a mid-range price phone.

If there is one thing worth noting about in terms of changes in the new Moto G version, it would be the camera. From a 5-megapixel shooter, it now has an 8-megapixel camera with a bigger lens 9from an f/2.0 to an f/2.4).

The newer camera is faster to use compared to the old one. The bigger eye gives you a better chance of capturing moving objects. Needless to say, because of this improvement to the new version’s camera, the new Moto G produces better photos in all aspects – sharper and clearer turnout as compared to the old Moto G.

 

 

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LG G4

LG G4 Unlock Code

LG G4 Unlock Code & Instructions


With the introduction of the LG G series, it is safe to say that at first glance, there is not much difference between the LG G3 and the LG G4. Both have the same 5.5-inch display the same casing design, and even the layout and placement of buttons and ports are the same (they’re all found at the back of the phone). Directly below it is the key for power and volume controls. Just like the G3, the G4 can also be used as a universal remote control for most household appliances.

The speakers can be found at the bottom of the screen which gives off loud and surprisingly pleasant sound quality even when cranked up to a near maximum.

In comparison, the G4 is slightly thicker and heavier than the G3. We really can’t tell what LG has added to this phone to make it as such, but trust LG to come up with something better every time it introduces a new phone version to the pack.

LG G4 has a display of 1440 x 2560 pixels all contained in its 5.5-inch display screen. This high-resolution display shows off a crisp and clear screen, which we think is great for browsing the internet and watching movies. Even when taken outdoors, one may still enjoy the graphics due to the pumped up brightness and contrast ratio of the phone. This is one of the big differences of the G3 and the G4. Place them side-by-side and put the brightness to the maximum, and experience the difference in the screen’s color, contrast and brightness.




The G4 has a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, color spectrum sensor and laser autofocus found at the back of the phone. The camera features a f1.8 eye but on manual mode, one may be able to set it the ISO, shutter speed, white balance, etc. With the manual mode, one may be able to use the camera phone as a handy DLSR and manipulate the exposure (night shots with car taillights anyone?), among others. However, even with a 16-megapixel camera, one may still see a lot of noise in photo outputs when taken under low-light conditions.

It also has the tri-axis tri-axis optical image stabilization system, which gave us sharper photos even when taken with a bit of shaky hands.

Unlike the G3 that has two LED flash, the G4 dropped the extra flash and instead placed the color spectrum sensor as replacement. The sensor serves as a measuring tool for ambient light, which automatically adjusts the white balance of the phone. This addition is a welcoming treat for avid photographers who use camera phones when taking pictures.

The G4 is packed with the same 3000mAh battery as that of the G3 with additional features to help in battery performance. Firstly, the phone has a Snapdragon 808 chip, a more power efficient alternative that of the G3’s. The G4 has 64-bit support, big.LITTLE architecture which is more efficient with power consumption.

In actual testing, the G4 battery fared better than the G3’s performance given the same normal usage.

If you loved the performance of the G3, then you’d love the G4 even more. We particularly applaud the additional specs to the camera and to the photography experience a user may enjoy when using the LG G4.

 

 

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HTC Desire Eye


HTC Desire Eye Unlock Code & Instructions


The HTC Desire Eye follows the flagship HTC One series, but this time, the Desire Eye was built to take on the battle of the mid-range mobile phone category. However, if you look at the Desire Eye closely, nothing about it speaks of mid-range (except maybe for a few functions and well, yes, the price).

When compared to the One series, the HTC Desire Eye comes in with a bolder design, in bright, or should we say, loud play of colors. Made out of matte polycarbonate (okay, this really means plastic materials), the Desire Eye dispels the notion that plastics are cheap. In fact, the Desire Eye’s choice and use of material just shows the opposite of that. It is as sexy and classy as any smartphone in glass or metal alloy finish.

It boasts of a very sleek design with front and back panels in matte ceramic finish, while the sides are painted in bright red. Cool don’t you think?

On its right side, one may find the power button, the special camera shutter and volume controls; the microSD and SIM card slots are on the left. On top of the Desire Eye is the 3.5mm audio port, and at the bottom is the micro USB port. The Desire Eye is also the first HTC handset to have IPX7 water-resistance. (more about this in a bit). The front is all glass framed by plastic borders, and in between is a small ridge where the BoomSound speakers are found.




Desire Eye’s display panel is Super LCD3, which HTC commonly uses for its flagship phones and more high-end installments. Compared with the AMOLED display largely used by Samsung, the Super LCD gives off less power when displaying white backgrounds. However, AMOLED displays set off the deepest blacks.

As the name suggests, one may “Desire” the mobile phone due to its “Eye” – the camera. It has a dual 13-megapixel camera with identical sensors for both cameras. Yes, the same specifications for the rear camera can now be found in the front camera. In simplistic words, they are identical. This is great news for those fond of taking selfie photos. The Desire Eye is the answer to your prayers of having a front camera that gives the same quality as that of the back camera. Everything is in the “eye” of the camera plus a dual, two-tone LED flash, similar to the one found in the rear. Both cameras do take good quality stills and videos but still falls short when taking photos/videos under low light conditions. Sigh, just when we thought we could have it all.

Desire Eye is also waterproof under the IP67 rating which means that you can bring the phone underwater one meter deep for a maximum of 30 minutes. Selfies underwater? Who doesn’t want that right?

The handset also has everything to offer in the connectivity department. Name it: LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, radio, and GPS.

We were quite skeptical of the phone’s 2,400mAh battery. But upon testing, it yielded good results – a good 13.5 hours!

As conclusion, the HTC Desire Eye has been designed for the “selfie” market, and the phone doesn’t fall short of their expectations. Who’d want to complain when you’ve got a phone you can bring underwater? From its combination of colors, to the use of material, to its functions, it is the phone for the younger generation.

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Samsung Galaxy S6


Samsung Galaxy S6 Unlock Code & Instructions


It has been six years since Samsung presented itself as a force to reckon with in the mobile phone industry. And in the last six years we have seen how this Korean brand known for home appliances, have shown the world what it is made of.  The release of the Galaxy S Series played a crucial role in putting Samsung to where it is today. This year, Samsung released a new batch to the series with the Galaxy S6 leading the pack.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes in with a 6.8mm slim profile in solid aluminum finish mixed with glass that makes the phone look very elegant. It has the Gorilla Glass 4 at both the front and the backside. All scratch resistant. Finally Samsung answers the clamor for a classier look for this particular series.

The display is 5.1 inches with a pixel density of 577ppi, the highest that we have seen so far. With this, the display quality is expected to be at its best, and the S6 didn’t disappoint us. The screen is very sharp and colors are vivid, comparable to the displays of the more high-end units. However, we are wondering why Samsung opted to have a smaller display when the market trend today is to go bigger. Bigger screens have great advantages as proven by the noticeable jump in size of the iPhone 6, among other phones. A slight increase (say from 5.3 to 5.5) would still be comfortable when held with one hand, yet maintaining to be a mobile phone rather than a phone tablet.




Samsung has always thought about convenience when placing the phone buttons: the power button can be found on the right side of the phone beside the SIM slot, while volume controls are on the left. The 3.5mm audio port, microUSB port and speakers are at the bottom.

The Galaxy S6 boasts of a 16-megapixel camera with a wide aperture of f/1.9 since it is the widest in its category to date, photos taken with the S6 are very good even when taken under low light conditions. The camera can also record video of up to 4K resolution, and has a slow motion function. The front camera is 5-megapixels and can take QHD quality videos (2560 x 1440 pixels). This is good news for the dubsmash/selfie video addicts.

As for the battery, the S6 lasted for about 10 hours with slight to moderate usage, with WiFi turned on. What’s greater is that S6 is equipped with Samsung’s fast charging. With the use of its standard wired charger, we were able to get 100% fully charged in roughly 2.5 hours, and that is from an empty battery.

Wireless charging was also incorporated in the S6, compatible to all Qi chargers in the market.

With the launch of the S6, Samsung remains as a force to reckon with in the mobile phone category. For someone looking for a basic phone, the Galaxy S6 is definitely a good choice.

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Motorola Nexus 6


Motorola Nexus 6 Unlock Code & Instructions


So it isn’t just Microsoft that we see as playing the field in the smartphone industry. The ever-trusted Google has already crossed over to this new phenomenon with its collaboration with Motorola for the Nexus 6. While it excites many to see these big companies going side by side with our favorite mobile companies, to upgrade our smartphone experience with their respective technologies, it may also come as a disadvantage. Consumers expect a lot not just from the mobile partner but more so with the software partner. We expect the same level of competency and innovations when it comes to products that they produce. We are hoping that Motorola X Google = Nexus 6 doesn’t disappoint us.

Upon looking at the new Nexus 6, we did imagine that the phone got its name from its 6-inch display that can rival any phone-tablet in the market today. The Nexus 6 is a far cry from its predecessor the Nexus 5. In fact, Nexus 6 looks a lot like Motorola’s flagship phone, the Moto X. With its sleek design in metal framing and polycarbonate, the Nexus 6 comes in two colors: blue and white.




The big display screen boasts of Quad HD AMOLED panel with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 493 ppi. Just like any high definition phone displays, the Nexus 6 has vivid colors, darks are darks however, lighter tones tend to be on the warmer side.  The Nexus 6 is thicker than the average phone and a bit heavier than its competitors, which is negligible for any consumer, granting the size of its screen. To top it all, the front side of the phone also contains stereo speakers, a good tandem to the large screen, which makes for a great viewing experience.

At the back we can find its 13-megapixel camera that comes with the usual optical image stabilization, present in other phone cameras. We didn’t have much expectations with the Nexus 6 camera since it lacks other important manual options such as changing the white balance, ISO, shutter speed etc. However, we were quite amazed with how day light shots turned out – crisp and very detailed. Yet, considering the phone camera’s big aperture at f/2.0, it fails to deliver good nighttime shots. The dual-LED flash can help brighten the subjects though, but clearly this is not the ideal phone camera if you are fond of taking pictures at night.

The Motorola Nexus 6 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, the best chipset you can find on any Android device today. Reviewers however have different views about this. Some say that it may be a powerful chipset but doesn’t come with a 64-bit support that can give a gaming experience especially when playing graphic-intensive games. However, there are reviewers who would disagree with this observation. As we tried running these high-density games on Nexus 6, it ran as smoothly as it can.

And as for the battery? The Nexus 6 3,220mAh battery is reinforced by Google’s “Project Volta,” an attempt by the company to make Android more power efficient. Even when running games, the device lasted for a good 12 hours.

Google’s first attempt to collaborate with Motorala looks like a good one. It gives a good viewing experience for movie enthusiasts, and a powerful screen and support chipset for gamers.

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Nokia Lumia 830


Nokia Lumia 830 Unlock Code & Instructions


 

While we wait for the re-launch of Nokia (and anticipating to see how the brand, together with its new partner Microsoft, plan to re-claim its throne as the market leader in the mobile phone industry), we take a look at its last bid to compete in the smartphone category with the Lumia 830. The Lumia 830 is the last Windows Phone under Nokia.

The look of the Lumia 830 is pretty much like its predecessor, the Lumia 930, which sports an aluminum casing for that premium look. The smartphone has a 5-inch Gorilla Glass 3 display. On top, a 0.9 megapixel camera and the earpiece can be found; while the navigation buttons and a pinhole for the microphone is at the bottom. On the left side are the volume controls, the power/lock button and a special key to operate the camera. On the topside, one will find the headset jack and the microUSB port. On the backside, the Lumia 830 has a 10-megapixel camera, an LED flash, a microphone and speakers.

Though the Lumia 830 sports a high-end look, the phone is being introduced as a mid-range device more than a flagship smartphone. With that said, we didn’t have much high hopes for this smartphone. While all other handsets are gearing for the Quad HD, Lumia 830 maintains a 5-inch display with a lower resolution of 294 ppi. We were quite surprised however, that with such low resolution, the Lumia 830 showcases a high-density display comparable to other flagship smartphones, which are about 400 ppi or above. Thanks to its ClearBlack display technology, this Nokia phone gives images rich colors, deeper blacks and good contrast, even when being used outdoors.




With this kind of display, the Lumia 830 is good for watching videos and browsing through images. What’s more, the speakers did surprise us too. Sounds are crisp and clear, which makes up for a really good audio system considering that this is not a flagship phone. Volume need not be turn up full blast when one is listening to music or watching movies.

The 10-megapixel PureView camera is powered up with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization. The camera function is pretty basic with the burst mode and the video mode as its main features. However, one may opt to use the Nokia Camera phone app, which is built in the Lumia 830 for maximum camera action. This app improves the camera’s ability to take photos with great detail and vivid colors. But for low light conditions, the camera may not work that well. Who says we can have it all right? The Nokia camera app also boosts the smartphone’s capacity to take videos, which can record up to 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. Pretty impressive, considering that again, this is not a flagship phone. Still, if one would want to have more enhanced pictures, Lumia 830 contains various camera apps such as the Cinemagraph, the Creative Studio, the Selfie, and the Storyteller. Plus it comes with a 16GB internal storage and can support microSD cards of up to 128GB perfect for storing all media files.

All in all, Lumia 830 is a notch higher than the regular mid-range smartphone when it comes to its camera function. The camera and display it has is not exactly “top of the line,” but the apps (mostly exclusive to the brand) reinforce what the hardware lacks. It is a good buy for the “point-shoot-edit-upload” market. Warning: this is not for the techie at heart.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Unlock Code

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Unlock Code & Instructions


 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review – Coming from the smaller handsets of Nokia and Motorola four years ago, we used to laugh at how big Samsung made its smartphones. Admittedly, we first found it weird to be calling from such a huge phone where the screen took up the whole phone when we were used to having keypads (QWERTY or numeric) on the bottom half of the whole unit. We looked at it like a mini-television and smacking it on our ears when calling. It was, to that day, a smartphone that we all thought would be hard to sell in the market.

Today, the Samsung Galaxy Note series has become the epitome of what a smartphone should be that even the market leader Apple is trying to outdo with the introduction of the Iphone 6 (It’s a battle of the sizes!). But this Korean company made history by being one of the first, if not the first in the phone-tablet category. Bigger was and still is better for Samsung.

As the fourth installment of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a more industrial and modern appeal. However, nothing much has changed with the placement of its buttons — the power button is found on the right side for better thumb access, while volume controls are on the left. On top is the 3.5mm earphone jack, noise cancelling mics, and the IR blaster are on top; while the micro-USB charging port and the stylus are at the bottom.

At the back, the 16-megapixel camera is on the upper middle portion of the phone with the LED flash just beneath it. The home button is in front. The Note 4 has a fingerprint sensor that allows one to unlock the screen with a swipe of a finger.




The Galaxy Note series was quite known for the Super AMOLED display, and the Note 4 is no exception with its large 5.66-inch display with a 2560 x 1440WQHD resolution. Amongst other smartphones and tablets, the Note 4 has one of the highest resolutions at 515ppi, which reviewers have said, is comparable to familiar tablets such as the iPad Air 2 and the Galaxy S.

With this, the Note 4 gives vivid colors for images and videos. It is perfect for watching your favorite movies, videos on youtube and the like. The speakers are good enough but not loud enough like the LG G3. So if you are looking for a total audio experience (be it in watching videos, listening to music or gaming) we suggest that you get yourself a good set of earphones or headphones.

The 16-megapixel camera with sensor is quite accurate, giving sharp photos even when taken with shaky hands.

Special software included in the Note 4 are the S Health — an optical heart rate monitor which we think is quite practical especially for those with health conditions or those who want to track their progress when working out. This software includes: the Step Counter, Calorie Counter and Heart Rate Counter, essentials for health buffs.

The S Note is quite handy with the Note 4’s huge display. Many reviewers have sworn by it when used for taking notes during meetings, and even random sketching.

And as for its stylus, Samsung has managed to perfect it over other brands that have tried to make it work with their own smartphones. The Note 4 stylus is accurate and responsive, the best tool for those who use their phones for note taking and drawing.

As for battery life, the Note 4 logged in a good 11 hours to 14 hours with normal usage, 50% brightness and on silent mode. We’d like to believe that this is quite good considering it has a powerful quad HD resolution.

Overall, the Galaxy Note 4 is an impressive flagship phone, a powerful handset that is easy to use with additional features that just don’t just take up space (where you wished that they could have just removed it so you can download more music or movies), but are actually very usable. The stylus is something to consider especially if you are the “traditional” kind of guy where you find romance in freehand, be it in writing or drawing. We’re now wondering how the new Samsung phone-tablet could top that.