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Motorola’s 2019 cheap smartphone lineup includes a 5000mAh battery option

By Ron Amadeo

Today, Motorola is announcing the new Moto G series for 2019: the Moto G7 family. There are three devices to take a look at: the Moto G7, the Moto G7 Power, and the Moto G7 Play. Along with the phones from Nokia, members of the G series are among those rare smartphones that can be had for under $400, and that makes them pretty interesting.

We were able to spend some hands-on time with all of them, but before we get into the details, let’s load up a big ol’ spec sheet and talk numbers.

MOTO G7 MOTO G7 POWER MOTO G7 PLAY
STARTING PRICE $299 $249 $199
SCREEN 6.2″ 2270×1080 LCD 6.2″ 1520×720 LCD 5.7″ 1512×720 LCD
CPU Snapdragon 632: Eight 1.8Ghz Kryo 250 (semi-custom Cortex-A73) CPU Cores, 14nm
GPU Adreno 506
RAM 4GB 3GB 2GB
STORAGE 64GB 32GB 32GB
CAMERA Rear: 12MP (f1.8, 1.25µm pixel)
+ 5MP depth sensorFront: 8MP (f2.2 1.12µm pixel)A million extra features
Rear: 12MP (f2.0, 1.25µm pixel)

Front: 8MP (f2.2, 1.12µm pixel)

Rear: 13MP (f2.0, 1.12µm pixel)

Front: 8MP (f2.2, 1.12µm pixel),
Front flash

PORTS USB-C, headphone jack
BATTERY 3000mAh
15W fast charging
5000mAh
15W fast charging
3000mAh
10W charging
BACK MATERIAL Gorilla Glass Clear plastic Opaque plastic
NOTCH SIZE Small Medium Large

At first the spec sheet seems fine. We’ve got easy $50 increments between devices, and while the SoC always stays the same, more expensive devices get better screens, more RAM, more storage and better cameras. Then we get to the battery section and things get crazy. The more expensive device has a smaller battery!

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Source:: Ars Tecnica


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Apple to replace unresponsive iPhone X touchscreens for free

By Valentina Palladino

Apple to replace unresponsive iPhone X touchscreens for free

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon)

If you’ve had problems with the touch responsiveness of your iPhone X’s display, you may be in luck. According to a support document, Apple identified a problem with some iPhone X devices that may cause a component of the display module to fail. The company has now launched a program to replace affected screens for free.

Apple claims that failed display components have caused touch response issues on some iPhone X devices. Parts, or all of, affected displays may not respond to touch input, or in some cases, they may only respond intermittently. In other instances, displays react to touch even when they have not been touched.

Under the repair program, users can go to Apple or to an authorized service provider to get an iPhone X examined. If they verify that the device is eligible for the repair, the display module will be replaced free of charge.

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Dell’s newest monitor is a 49-inch, dual QHD, curved behemoth

By Valentina Palladino

Valentina Palladino

Ultra-wide monitors are overwhelming yet impressive to behold, and Dell thinks it has made one that will appeal to all types of professionals. The new U4919DW UltraSharp 49-inch curved monitor nods to the massive gaming monitors made by Samsung, MSI, and others, but it adds a workplace spin while upping the resolution to QHD.

Dell describes the U4919DW as the equivalent of two 27-inch monitors stuck together, and its dual mode cements that comparison. Users can fill the entire screen with their desired programs, or they can split it down the middle so the display literally looks like a beast with two heads—two different screens sitting side by side on a single stand.

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Cubot X18 Smartphone: Looks Good But Not Sure How Good It Is, On Sale At $79?

The folks over at Gearbest are having a sale on this phone in about 2 hours from this posting. It will be going for about $80! If it is as good as the specs say, it could be a huge bargain.

However, like all new Chinese phones, you might want to research it a bit before buying.

The basic specs are as follows:

  • 5.99″ FHD+ Display
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB ROM
  • Android 8.0
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 20 GB Rear Camera

Those are the highlights, click here for all the specs.

You can purchase this device at Gearbest.com for just $79.00 for a very limited time.


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ComFast Dual Band USB WiFi Adapter Review

I have had the ComFast Dual Band, (2.4/5Ghz), adapter since late May and although I have written a few articles on it I thought it was time for a full review.

This little adapter solves a myriad of issues for those who happen to only have a slower built in adapter on their tablets or notebooks that are only running wireless “n” speeds.

It will plug into any standard USB full size port and the bonus is that it is reversible. There is no “wrong way” to plug it in, so that makes it quite handy, especially f you don’t want the extremely bright led blinking at you. I have also used it on my HiBook with a full USB to USB C adapter and it works fine.

For less than $10.00 this is a very good deal. It should be capable, according to the specs, of 600 mb/s but with my home router I get about 433 mb/s which is still much faster than wireless “n” speeds. Speeds will obviously be dependent upon the router you use it with.

It does have a few downsides, which are quite minor. The first being the incredibly bright blue police cruiser intensity led, which if you plug it it with it facing away, then it is not an issue. The second one is that on a tablet with a small battery you will notice the extra battery consumption. On my Hi12 it makes no real dent in the battery life, but we are talking an 11000 mAh battery, while on the HiBook with a battery half the size, I do notice it.  So that is all of the downsides and as I stated not major at all.

So all of the above being said I am giving this one 5 out of 5 stars on my review scale! You can find the product right here currently at $9.99.

Tim

The author of this post is not connected in any way with the creators of the product reviewed and all opinions are strictly his. No guarantees of performance or reliability are either given nor inferred.


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