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This Morning’s Video Worth Sharing: Unboxing The P20 Knockoff Phone! Initial Impressions

By Tim

As promised a few days back…okay perhaps a week, tonight we have the unboxing of the “Mystery Phone”. This device was sent to me by subscriber Mike Reed whose channel link will be in the links below. So technically speaking this is a secondary unboxing.

Bottom line here is that this smartphone will get thoroughly tested and I will tell you if these P20 knockoff’s are worth your time. Make sure to visit my web site for more thoughts and details.

All links mentioned in the video are listed  below:
Mike Reed’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8q0k8jNqI9NqllOYOPUPA
Where to buy: https://www.wish.com/search/p20%20smartphone

What I found so far, the short list:

  • The phone only reports about having maybe 16 GB Storage
  • The Display is very good but a mere  480 x 960
  • The battery charges faster than I thought it would
  • The CPU is only a Quad-Core
  • Have yet to verify this is Android 8.1
  • The Ram is reported as 1 GB

So far I have done all my checking using AIDA64 and CPU-Z.  Any other Apps out there to seriously probe a device? Leave a comment on our YouTube channel!

That about covers it for now, as usual, visit our channel here and make to to Like the video and subscribe!

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Tim

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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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A Very Short Video Worth Sharing: Mystery Smartphone Coming Soon!

By Tim

What is this mystery device? From where did it materialize? What are the specs? These questions and more will be answered in an upcoming video!

For now let us just say their will be an unbox and a review and some conclusions. In the meantime take your best guess and post it in the comments section on our YouTube channel!

Links to all things mentioned in the video:
There are no links…sorry.

Here are a few specs:

  • 6.1 inch display
  • Octa-Core Processor
  • Android
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Storage and microSD card expandability
  • Dual Sim

What? Of course I am not giving out details, that would end the mystery!

Below as promised is the video…

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What you need to know before importing that exotic Chinese Android phone

By Ron Amadeo

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Palace Museum Edition.

Enlarge / The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Palace Museum Edition. (credit: Xiaomi)

In the last few years, we’ve witnessed a big change to the way the smartphone market works. China has become both the biggest smartphone market on Earth and home to some of the most interesting smartphone companies. Lately, all the cool and crazy smartphones seem to be launching in China first and then maybe (or sometimes never) in the rest of the world. This includes devices like the all-screen Oppo Find X with its crazy motorized pop-up camera. Earlier, you might have had an eye on the original Xiaomi Mi Mix, the phone that kicked off the slim-bezel smartphone craze.

With the United States often taking a backseat in the worldwide smartphone market, you might be tempted to import one of these exotic foreign smartphones. You can almost always do it—either through a random Chinese smartphone site or sometimes even on Amazon.com. The question is, though, should you? Importing a smartphone will result in a number of challenges, so there are a few things to think about.

Connectivity issues

The biggest problem you’ll run into is with cellular connectivity, where a foreign phone might not work on your local cellular network. Each carrier has a set of LTE bands that it operates in, and while phones sold in the US are usually careful to hit the right carrier bands, Chinese smartphones might either not work on your carrier at all or work with reduced connectivity. Droid Life has a nice cheat sheet here for US networks, and you’ll need to compare that to the spec sheet of each individual phone. The general answer is that you have a chance with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, and Verizon is getting better thanks to VoLTE (Voice over LTE) which removes the need for CDMA. You’ll have a much harder time with Sprint.

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This Morning’s Video Worth Sharing: Reasons Why Speed Tests Are A Waste Of Your Time

By Tim

Just a quick and dirty video covering why speed tests on smartphones are a waste of your time! They primarily exist to get extra traffic onto a YouTube Site. The actual validity is almost non-existent in real world use!

No one mentions all the variables involved! The actual usefulness of these tests is absolutely nil from a testing standpoint!

I left out a few other variables such as RAM latency, production variables and several others.

Version of the operating system could completely change the results!

Below you will find the video…

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