Camera Devices – Link 123 http://link1-2-3.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:33:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://link1-2-3.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Camera Devices – Link 123 http://link1-2-3.com/ 32 32 Clearly, a smartphone for selfie lovers but a high price https://link1-2-3.com/clearly-a-smartphone-for-selfie-lovers-but-a-high-price/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:33:18 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/clearly-a-smartphone-for-selfie-lovers-but-a-high-price/ Vivo, since its launch in India, has shaken up the smartphone market segment in more ways than one. As well as providing multi-function phones, he made sure the phones were easy to use. Its X70 Pro+’s camera was touted by many as one of the best for any Android smartphone for 2021. It was also […]]]>

Vivo, since its launch in India, has shaken up the smartphone market segment in more ways than one. As well as providing multi-function phones, he made sure the phones were easy to use. Its X70 Pro+’s camera was touted by many as one of the best for any Android smartphone for 2021. It was also highly rated in terms of build quality and hardware performance.

The mid-range segment, dominated by Xiaomi and Samsung, however, hasn’t been so kind to Vivo. Last year, the company launched the V21 series which was aimed at selfie-obsessed consumers. Unfortunately, the phone just didn’t fly.

Vivo hopes to change that, however, with the first launch this year, the Vivo V23 Pro 5G and the vanilla V23. The V23 Pro continues the spirit of the V-series by offering a game-changing design (a color-changing rear panel, which I couldn’t test), capable hardware, and a new and improved 50MP dual selfie camera. implement.

But is that enough to change Vivo’s fortunes in the mid-range segment? Let me shed some light on this – I’ve been using the smartphone for over a week now.

Design: Color Changing USP only available in one of two colors

The V23 Pro is available in two color options – Stardust Black and Sunshine Gold. The color changing Fluorite AG glass back, a first in India, is only available in Sunshine Gold. It’s the “ultimate selling point” for the Vivo V23 Pro as some have called it. For this review, Vivo sent the Stardust Black so I couldn’t test the party trick.

But the Stardust Black impressed me. With its soft-touch matte finish, the smartphone is both pleasing to the eye and comfortable to hold. Vivo has done a commendable job with the weight distribution as it is one of the slimmest phones in the Indian market today.

There’s a huge notch (containing the dual selfie camera setup) that I thought was more inconvenient. Most consumers will be okay with that, but in 2022 they shouldn’t have to put up with it.

The V23 Pro features a glass back, while the sides are plastic. There’s a bottom-firing speakerphone, Type-C charging port, dual-SIM slot, volume rockers, and power button on the bottom and sides of the smartphone. We would have liked Vivo to use the earpiece as a second speaker and deliver stereo speakers but…

Display: curved but sharp

The Vivo V23 comes with a 3D curved display on the front. It’s a 6.56-inch (18:10 aspect ratio) AMOLED display that offers a 90Hz refresh rate. In a world of 120Hz smartphones, even in this price range, it’s a shame that Vivo has not upgraded to one.

Still, I didn’t experience any issues with the display. It gets bright enough for outdoor use and is crisp indoors. Auto-brightness is a problem, however, shared by some of its competitors. Sometimes the brightness doesn’t budge from the changing lighting inside the house, and sometimes it drops it to the lowest possible setting where you just can’t read anything.

Thanks to its AMOLED screen, deep blacks are offered. This results in a wonderful experience when consuming TV shows or movies. Curved sides add to the immersive viewing experience.

Finally, I did not encounter any problems with accidental contact, despite the curvature of the smartphone screen.

Performance and Software: Smooth Performance and Usability

MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 processor is the proven one. It’s a good value SoC and one that doesn’t fail to impress. This is a processor that is also found in the OnePlus Nord 2.

In my day-to-day use of clicking photos, playing casual games, taking notes, scrolling through social media feeds, and responding to emails, I encountered no lag issues. Yes, the phone got warm during my long gaming session, but not hot enough to alarm anyone. The airy multitasking nature of the V23 Pro is due to UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR4x memory which help reduce load times.

Like other Vivo smartphones, V23 Pro runs Vivo’s custom skin known as FunTouch 12. This one is based on Android 12. Vivo has done a good job of keeping its consumers updated with the latest and greatest features of Vivo. ‘Android. to offer.

Things like the redesigned notification and quick settings panel and mic access usage indicator have been brought over from Vivo. Some of the customization features and smart control options are missing though.

The interface is quite easy to master and despite the bloatware, it looks quite clean. There’s a built-in display and call recorder that consumers will appreciate along with support for dark mode and always-on display.

As mentioned above, my daily use was quite heavy. The 4300mAh battery wasn’t good enough to last me until morning. In fact, I sometimes had to plug in my phone long before I went to bed. I got an average of about 5-6 hours of Screen-On-Time (SOT). The device comes with a 44W charger. It charged the phone from 0-100% in less than an hour. It is indeed fast.

Camera: one for selfie lovers

Let’s quickly review the camera setup. The rear features a triple-camera array with a 108MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor (which is best left unused). The notch on the front houses the main 50MP selfie shooter accompanied by the 8MP lens which aids in wide-angle shots.

The smartphone is aimed at those who want a high-end selfie camera and it totally delivers. Some of the selfies that came out were exceptional. To add to that, there are a number of built-in beautification features in the camera app. Low-light selfies were also excellent as the V23 Pro comes with a one-of-a-kind dual flash array just above the selfie pod, helping to improve the quality! Even the portrait mode on the selfie cameras delivered brilliant photos.

I was very impressed. For all those Instagrammers who need to take photos of themselves or alongside their friends, the Vivo V23 Pro is for you.

On the downside, the rear cameras haven’t lived up to all the hype. After trying the X70 Pro+, my expectations were higher than they should have been.

Photos from the main sensor were decent, but nothing Instagram worthy. The hits came out more natural than some competitors, but it lacked that pop we’ve all loved over the past few months. We all need more color in our lives and the camera lacked that.

In fact, shoot with the ultra-wide lens and you’ll notice a distinct lack of detail. Shooting using night mode is another step backwards. The exposure can be skewed, but the resulting photos lack even more detail.

Verdict: is the V23 Pro for you?

The Vivo V23 Pro is by no means a cheap smartphone. The V23 Pro starts at Rs 38,990 for the 8GM RAM variant. Those looking to buy the 12GB model will have to shell out Rs 43,990.

I’ll start with the things I liked about the smartphone. The soft-touch matte finish is pleasing to the eye and comfortable to hold in the hand. While it’s a great party trick, I think the color-changing back will get old pretty quickly.

The slim body and curved screen make it a premium device. The notch, while annoying to me, is offset by the fact that the selfie cameras on it are absolutely fantastic.

If you click a lot of selfies and want a smartphone that stands out from the crowd (maybe choose the color-changing Sunshine Gold variant then), then the V23 Pro is the smartphone.
for you.

That said, the competition in this price range is quite strong. There are a number of feature-rich devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor and come with a display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate and excellent battery life. A smartphone that comes to mind is the iQOO 7 Legend.

There are also recently launched and upcoming smartphones that one can consider. Xiaomi’s 11i Hypercharge was launched a few days ago and the OnePlus 9RT is about to hit the market. If you’re looking for a well-rounded smartphone that offers more for your money, then look away from the Vivo V23 Pro.

If quality selfies and a beautiful smartphone in a slim body are things that matter to you, then I would recommend the V23 Pro.

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Facebook Portal Go Review: The Ultimate Video Calling Device? https://link1-2-3.com/facebook-portal-go-review-the-ultimate-video-calling-device/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:53:54 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/facebook-portal-go-review-the-ultimate-video-calling-device/ Initially, I must admit being skeptical of the Facebook Portal Go. This portable smart display seemed useless: after all, any decent smartphone can serve the same purpose, if that purpose is to give you freedom of movement while passing by. a video call. While it is true that a smartphone can do infinitely more than […]]]>

Initially, I must admit being skeptical of the Facebook Portal Go. This portable smart display seemed useless: after all, any decent smartphone can serve the same purpose, if that purpose is to give you freedom of movement while passing by. a video call.

While it is true that a smartphone can do infinitely more than Portal Go, there is still a lot to be said about having a device dedicated to your video calling needs, especially a device as well designed as this one. It’s not perfect but, provided you don’t need much more than good quality video and sound for your next Zoom or FaceBook call, the Portal Go will serve you exceptionally well.

Facebook Go Portal Review: What Do You Get For The Money?

The Facebook Go portal costs £ 199 (RRP). This gives you a smart wedge-shaped screen with a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 screen. Portal Go is primarily designed for video calling via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Zoom or Microsoft Teams (among others).

It has a small selection of other apps, such as Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch, as well as a built-in web browser for general web browsing and is controlled via the 10.1 inch touchscreen or by barking. commands to the built-in Facebook Assistant – Facebook’s response to Alexa. Speaking of whom: Portal Go also has basic Alexa integration, so you can control certain smart home devices using your voice.

Underneath the faux fabric exterior are a pair of 5W full-range speakers and a 20W woofer, along with a set of four microphones to pick up your voice. A 12MP camera with a 125-degree field of view nestles in the screen’s top bezel, and for added peace of mind, a small camera cover sits immediately to its right, ready to slide off. on the lens whenever you want. certain that you are not being spied on. There is also a button on the top of Portal Go that turns the camera and mic on and off.

Next to that you’ll find the speaker volume controls. At the bottom of the device, below the power button, is a concave magnetic charging port; the charging station itself is a little washer-like thing that fits into this cutout. And that’s about it: The only other physical feature worth noting is a small carrying handle built into the back of the device at the top. The Portal Go weighs 1.4kg and is 173mm high, 256mm wide and 78mm deep.

Facebook Portal Go review: What do we like about it?

The Facebook Portal Go is a beautiful thing, especially compared to its big brother (the Portal), which is little more than a dull, shiny black rectangle. It’s designed, just like its contemporaries at Amazon and Google, with rounded corners and edges, and it’s covered in tasteful faux fabric. It is light enough to be carried with one hand using the integrated handle and it is also sturdy.

Turn it on and the first impressions are good. The 10.1-inch screen is pleasantly bright, hitting 400 nits in our tests, which is bright enough for indoor and outdoor environments if you feel like calling your mom from the garden. Content appears crisp and colorful, with no obvious oversaturation, and the pixel density is high enough at 149 ppi that at the distances you are likely to see the screen from, you won’t see any pixelation.

The Portal Go’s 12MP camera also performs wonderfully, as it should. The resolution is almost double the megapixel number of the Google Nest Hub Max, although it is slightly lower than the 13MP camera of the Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen).

Even in my dingy office, the images were nice and crisp, and I was captivated by the portal’s party trick: Using digital panning and zooming, the camera can follow you around the room, crop you and follow you as you move through the frame. It’s a bit slow, but overall it’s incredibly useful. And, since it works just as well with groups as it does with individuals, it’s ideal for family group calls.

Equally impressive is the quality of the Portal Go speakers. By smart speaker standards – such as the Google Nest Audio sitting on my kitchen counter – the Portal Go produces lovely sound. The audio is crystal clear, with good instrument separation, there is a real sense of depth and – most impressively – decent bass reproduction halfway through. He’s also going surprisingly strong too. For listening to Spotify, watching YouTube videos or taking video calls, the audio output is more than enough.

There are a few general aspects of quality of life that I would also like to focus on. The first is this charging station: it is wonderfully intuitive and works wonderfully. It also pleased me to discover that you don’t need to log into your Facebook account to use Go; WhatsApp is enough. As someone who rarely uses Facebook, this is a huge boon.

Then there is the handy “Check Self-View” function. Before making a call, you can press a button to open your camera and make sure you look presentable. These are the keys that sell me on the principle of Portal Go.

Facebook Portal Go Review: What’s Better?

I’ve alluded to the fact that Portal Go supports a few high impact apps like Spotify and YouTube. Being somewhat removed from the larger ecosystems (Google and Amazon), however, has had an obvious impact as support for other third-party software and services is much more limited.

The fundamentals are there: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom and Teams for video calls and Instagram, Reddit and Facebook for browsing social networks. It’s hard to deny that Google Nest Hub or the Amazon Echo Show offer a lot more bang for your buck in this department – although in all fairness those rivals don’t offer video calling through WhatsApp, Messenger, or Teams.

And while Alexa integration means you can control smart home technology using your voice, compatibility is limited – you won’t be able to view live footage from your Ring doorbell, for example. You also can’t use Alexa to answer general knowledge questions, navigate the web browser, make calls, or “connect” to other Echo devices, although you can ask here to play music from. from Spotify, set reminders / alarms and give you a weather forecast.

The Facebook assistant is doing better. You can use it to open apps, listen to the weather forecast, listen to music, set timers / alarms / reminders and of course make video calls. The problem is, you are limited by the selection of apps. Portal Go can play radio stations, for example, but only those operated by Planet Radio (i.e. no BBC, no Capital, no Classic FM, etc.). It also can’t help you in a bewildering enough way with quick sums.

As I mentioned, Portal Go has a web browser but, again, there are limitations. While you can use it to access most regular websites without a problem, you cannot use it to stream from Disney Plus or Netflix. If that’s the entertainment you’re looking for, you’ll have to settle for Plex.

Finally, I must also point out that I was not blown away by the responsiveness of the Portal Go and it is clear that the processor hidden in the synthetic fabric shell is not up to the mark. Exiting apps and opening the quick menu with an upward swipe from the bottom of the screen took longer than I would have liked.

Facebook Portal Go review: should you buy it?

If you are the type of person who often chats with friends or family via video (as many of us are these days), Portal Go is in my opinion the cleanest and easiest way to do it. .

Limited app support and the basic smart assistant mean it’s not very good for anything else, but the sleek, portable design and excellent audio-visual quality make it an easy recommendation as a portable device. dedicated video call and Spotify streaming.

There’s just one catch: it’s very clearly very expensive at the suggested retail price for what you’re getting. With that in mind, I urge you to shop around and get it for a discount if you are interested in purchasing one.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip https://link1-2-3.com/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-3-vs-samsung-galaxy-z-flip/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 10:00:14 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-3-vs-samsung-galaxy-z-flip/ The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip gave us a new form factor for the developing foldable market when it first launched in 2020, and a few months later that phone had a 5G-capable version as well. But at $ 1,379.99 ($ ​​1,449.99 for the 5G-enabled unit), this device, while fascinating, wasn’t quite worth its price. Although […]]]>

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip gave us a new form factor for the developing foldable market when it first launched in 2020, and a few months later that phone had a 5G-capable version as well. But at $ 1,379.99 ($ ​​1,449.99 for the 5G-enabled unit), this device, while fascinating, wasn’t quite worth its price. Although in 2021, not only did the Galaxy Z Flip 3 become much cheaper (it costs $ 999), but it also introduced significant improvements. Therefore, in this article, we will see how the compact foldable stacks up against its predecessors.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the phone for you if you fancy trying out the foldable form factor without breaking the bank.

Design and display

With the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung has introduced several changes in the overall design of the smartphone. Most importantly being the curved edges of the Z Flip and Z Flip 5G, which turned into more square sides, and the increase in the size of the external display – which is now a 1.9-inch panel compared to at 1.1-inch over previous generations.

The screen on the outside can now access widgets and control more actions on the smartphone; this was not possible earlier due to the tiny nature of the screen.

When you unfold either model, you’ll see a 6.7-inch FHD + OLED panel with a similar resolution (2640×1080), but the Z Flip 3 has an improved 120Hz refresh rate and higher maximum brightness. high. The latter was a significant problem with its predecessor.

There’s an upgraded screen protector on the Z Flip 3, which we didn’t really want to remove from our units – something we couldn’t say for previous models.

When it comes to unlocking the phone, both models have fingerprint sensors built into their power buttons, unlike the underscreen sensors seen over the past two years.

And before we forget, the new design, for the Z Flip 3, also allowed Samsung to add IPX8 water resistance – a common feature lacking in foldables until now.

Performance

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is equipped with the Snapdragon 888, while the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G have the Snapdragon 855 Plus and 865 Plus respectively. Unlike other Samsung devices, the Z Flip series processor remains the same in all global markets.

Looking at the numbers, compared to the 865 Plus, the Snapdragon 888 offered 35% faster GPU performance and a 20% improvement in efficiency. There is also the more powerful Cortex-X1 core. The upgrades here aren’t really necessary but are good to have, although you don’t have to notice a big difference in everyday use.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 in tent mode
Source: Pocketnow

The camera hardware has not undergone any change between generations, as both devices feature a dual camera system on the back and a single shooter on the inner screen.

The rear camera system includes a Wide 12MP lens with an f-stop of 1.8 and an Ultrawide 12MP lens with an f-stop of 2.2. The front shooter is a 10MP (f / 2.4) sensor.

While the improvements in the images captured are not significant, the best ISP and compute related aspects brought into play by the Snapdragon 888 will result in better performance.

So if you are thinking of getting yourself a foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 shows us the maturity this technology has reached in such a short time. Therefore, we believe it is a worthy successor, as it features improvements all around the device and also entered the market with a reduced starting price.

If you want to learn more about how the Z Flip 3 works, be sure to check out our three-month review for the device, but if you’re looking for more info on the larger Z Fold 3, check out our full rundown for this device. And if this phone is more up to your speed, check out some of the best deals available for it and our compilation of cases you can buy.

Characteristics

Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Samsung galaxy z flip
Operating system A 4.0 user interface based on Android 12 A 4.0 user interface based on Android 12
Dimensions Folded: 72.2 × 86.4 × 17.1mm
Unfolded: 72.2x166x6.9mm
Folded: 73.6 × 87.4 × 17.4mm
Unfolded: 73.6 × 167.3 × 7.2mm
Weight 183g 183g
Display Internal: 6.7 inch, FHD + (2640 × 1080), Dyanmic AMOLED, 120 Hz
External: 1.9-inch Super AMOLED display (260 × 512)
Internal: 6.7 inch, FHD + (2640 × 1080), Dynamic AMOLED, 60Hz
External: 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display (112 × 300)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
5G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Memory 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage
8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage
8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage
Expandable storage No No
Rear cameras – 12MP, ƒ / 1.8 aperture, OIS, dual pixel autofocus
– 12MP, aperture ƒ / 2.2
– 12MP, ƒ / 1.8 aperture, OIS, dual pixel autofocus
– 12MP, aperture ƒ / 2.2
Front camera 10MP, ƒ / 2.4 aperture 10MP, ƒ / 2.4 aperture
Security Power button integrated fingerprint scanner Power button integrated fingerprint scanner
Connectivity 5G (SA, NSA, mmWave), MST, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1 4G: Upgraded 4X4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat. 20
5G: NSA, SA (Sub6 / mmWave), Bluetooth 5.0
Ports Usb-c Usb-c
Drums 3,300 mAh
15W wired charging speed
10W wireless charging speed
4.5W reverse wireless charging
3,300 mAh
15W wired charging speed
10W wireless charging speed
4.5W reverse wireless charging
Water resistance IPX8 No
Colors Cream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black 4G: Purple Mirror, Black Mirror, Gold Mirror
5G: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, Mystic White
Price $ 999.99 4G: $ 1,379.99
5G: $ 1,449.99


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Ezviz C8C Outdoor Pan / Tilt Camera Review https://link1-2-3.com/ezviz-c8c-outdoor-pan-tilt-camera-review/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 16:10:50 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/ezviz-c8c-outdoor-pan-tilt-camera-review/ If you need an outdoor security camera to keep an eye on the outside of your home, the affordable, weatherproof Ezviz C8C Outdoor Pan / Tilt Camera ($ 89.99) can meet your needs. It supports mechanical pan and tilt controls, works with many other smart home devices, and provided crisp recordings in testing. However, it […]]]>

If you need an outdoor security camera to keep an eye on the outside of your home, the affordable, weatherproof Ezviz C8C Outdoor Pan / Tilt Camera ($ 89.99) can meet your needs. It supports mechanical pan and tilt controls, works with many other smart home devices, and provided crisp recordings in testing. However, it lacks two-way chat capabilities, a staple among home security cameras, and Ezviz still hasn’t fixed a bug that prevents you from broadcasting the live camera feed to a ready-to-use smart device. use. If you can ditch the pan and tilt controls, our editor’s choice winner, the $ 35.98 WyzeCam V3, is much better value and supports two-way talk.

Physical pan and tilt in a weather resistant design

The C8C’s round, black and white, IP65 weatherproof housing measures 6.22 x 5.87 x 6.18 inches (HWD) and sits on a mounting bracket that allows you to mount the camera on a wall or wall. overhang. The bottom half of the case contains two motors that allow you to rotate the camera up to 352 degrees and tilt it up to 95 degrees. The top of the case houses two adjustable Wi-Fi antennas, a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi radio, and a weather-protected microSD card slot. Although a microphone is built-in for audio recording, the C8C does not support sound detection or two-way audio, which is surprising as almost every other security camera we have reviewed offers this functionality. based.

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A double plug cable protrudes from the mounting bracket; one connects to the supplied AC adapter and the other is an RJ45 LAN connector for wired networking. The box also contains mounting screws and wall plugs; a drilling template for installing the camera; a waterproof kit for the wiring; and a quick start guide.

Ezviz C8C on stand

The camera captures 1080p video at 30 fps; it features 8x digital zoom and a 105 degree diagonal viewing angle. Built-in infrared LEDs manage nighttime video in black and white. You can set the two small LED spotlights to go off when they detect motion or activate them through the app. If the spotlights are on, the camera will capture color night video, but if not, it will use available ambient light. If there is not enough light, the camera defaults to black and white recordings.

When the camera detects motion, it will send a push alert, start recording the action, and notify you if someone is responsible for the motion event. You can store the video locally on a microSD card (not included) or in the cloud with an Ezviz CloudPlay subscription.

For $ 3.99 per month or $ 39.99 per year, you get three days of video history for one camera. For $ 5.99 per month or $ 59.99 per year, you can view up to seven days of video for a single camera. The 30-day plan costs $ 10.99 per month or $ 109.99 per year. If you have multiple cameras (up to four), you can pay $ 8.99 per month or $ 89.99 per year for seven days of storage; the 30-day plan that covers the same number of cameras costs $ 15.99 per month or $ 159.99 per year.

You can arm and disarm the C8C using Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, but if you want to stream video to Amazon or Google Smart Display, you need to turn off the picture encryption and daylight saving time settings. for the camera. This flaw has been affecting Ezviz cameras for over a year, and the only reason I was able to stream video to these smart displays is because I encountered the same issue with the Ezviz LC1C Smart Floodlight Camera. I reviewed this camera in July 2020, and apparently Ezviz hasn’t fixed the issue yet. The camera integrates with other smart devices through IFTTT, but it does not support Apple’s HomeKit platform.

Application experience

The C8C uses the same mobile app (available for Android and iOS) as the Ezviz DB1C Wi-Fi video doorbell and the Ezviz C3X outdoor camera. It appears in a dedicated panel on the app’s Devices screen and displays the last captured still image. Tap the panel to start a live broadcast and turn your phone sideways to switch to full screen mode.

A timeline of recorded events can be found below the video panel; press the play arrow to view the clip. At the very bottom of the screen are buttons to activate privacy mode; activate the on-screen pan and tilt lever; manual video recording; select a video resolution; and take a snapshot.

Additional buttons allow you to take a 360 degree photo that you can use as a reference for faster pan and tilt movements; rearrange the buttons at the bottom of the screen; and turn on the projector. To view older videos, tap the Library button at the bottom of the Devices screen. Here you can also arm and disarm the camera.

Ezviz app screens showing dashboard, event log, and pan and tilt settings

Reliable in testing

Setting up the C8C camera is quick and easy, but if you don’t have a weatherproof AC outlet nearby, you should find a way to run the power cord through your home.

To start the setup process, I downloaded the mobile app, created an account, and powered on the camera inside. Next, I tapped the plus icon at the top right corner of the Devices screen and selected Cameras from the list. Then I used my phone’s camera to scan the QR code on the base of the C8C and followed the instructions to connect to the camera’s SSID using the Wi-Fi settings of my phone. When the app prompted me, I entered my network’s SSID and password. After giving the camera a name, it immediately showed up in the app and on my Alexa device list. I mounted it on a soffit in my backyard and plugged it into a nearby closed GFCI outlet to complete the installation process.

The C8C provided detailed 1080p video in my testing. Daytime colors look well saturated, while nighttime black-and-white video is crisp and bright enough. The colors of nightly recordings are beautiful when the spotlights are on, but otherwise appear a bit dark. The mechanical pan and tilt movements are very responsive and movement alerts arrive quickly. The camera had no problem meeting my notification schedule, and the Person Detection feature also worked as expected. Once I turned off the picture encryption and daylight saving time settings, I had no problem streaming video on an Amazon Echo Show.

Mechanical controls for a reasonable price

The Ezviz C8C Outdoor Pan / Tilt Camera is an affordable way to get a 360 degree view of your yard or driveway. It is easy to install, offers clear 1080p video, and offers night color video and person detection. This is notably one of the few outdoor cameras we tested with pan and tilt capabilities. That said, it lacks a few basic features, such as two-way audio and sound detection, and it suffers from a bug in its software that makes it impossible to deliver video to Amazon and Google smart screens unless you change it. some parameters. As mentioned, if you can live without the pan and tilt controls, the Wyze Cam V3 is an even more affordable indoor / outdoor camera that offers sound, motion and people detection, as well as video options. night color and local and cloud storage, and remains our Editor’s Choice winner.

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How to digitize your handwritten notes https://link1-2-3.com/how-to-digitize-your-handwritten-notes/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 18:00:56 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/how-to-digitize-your-handwritten-notes/ Turn words in photos into text Finally, your smartphone is surprisingly good at taking a photo of a paper document and converting it to digital text using OCR. Last year, we explained in detail how to use your smartphone as a scanner, including apps like Microsoft Lens and Adobe Scan, but since this article was […]]]>


Turn words in photos into text

Finally, your smartphone is surprisingly good at taking a photo of a paper document and converting it to digital text using OCR.

Last year, we explained in detail how to use your smartphone as a scanner, including apps like Microsoft Lens and Adobe Scan, but since this article was published in August 2021, Apple has added a built-in feature. called Live Text.

Built into the latest iOS 15 operating system, Live Text lets you select and copy text found in almost any image in your Photos or Camera app. It can be a document, label, menu, or sign.

In the Camera app, point your iPhone’s camera at a photo or image with text, then tap the indicator icon that will appear in the lower right corner of the screen once your iPhone will have recognized the text in the photo. From there, you can tap any of the options to do things like copy text, search for it online, make a phone call, and translate.

Pro tip: To enable Live Text for all supported languages, go to Settings | General | Language and region, and activate Live text.

In the Photos app, select a photo, long press a word, and move the “grab” symbols to adjust the selection. Faucet Copy. Or you can select all the text in the photo by choosing Select All. After copying the text, you can paste it into another application, such as Notes or Messages.

Android doesn’t have a built-in OCR scanner like iPhone, but Google Keep is a free and recommended solution, and it can be installed on computers as well. The note taking app is easy to use. To add a new note, tap the + icon. Now take a photo to scan a document from the camera or choose an image to import an image from your photo gallery.

Either way, open the image, tap the three-dot menu, and select Enter the text of the image. The text should be recognized and imported as plain text. Everything will automatically sync across all your devices, so you can scan a document on your Android phone and edit it later on your PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Marc Saltzman is a contributing writer who covers personal technology. His work also appears in USA today and other national publications. He hosts the podcast series Tech It Out and is the author of several books, including Apple Watch for Dummies and Siri for dummies.

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Week 52, 2021 launch summary: TECNO Spark 8 Pro, iQOO U5, Xiaomi 12 Pro, OPPO K9x, etc. https://link1-2-3.com/week-52-2021-launch-summary-tecno-spark-8-pro-iqoo-u5-xiaomi-12-pro-oppo-k9x-etc/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 23:38:00 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/week-52-2021-launch-summary-tecno-spark-8-pro-iqoo-u5-xiaomi-12-pro-oppo-k9x-etc/ | Posted: Sunday January 2nd, 2022, 5:08 AM [IST] We’ve just entered a whole new year and we’re gearing up to witness the announcements that will take place next week at CES 2022. However, tech brands have launched new products and offerings even in the last week of 2021. Well, there have been plenty of […]]]>

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We’ve just entered a whole new year and we’re gearing up to witness the announcements that will take place next week at CES 2022. However, tech brands have launched new products and offerings even in the last week of 2021. Well, there have been plenty of product announcements over the past week including smartphones, wearable devices, TWS headphones, and more.

To name a few, Xiaomi has unveiled the highly anticipated flagship smartphones of the Xiaomi 12 series as well as the MIUI 13 custom ROM. On top of that we have announcements from Tecno, iQOO and Oppo among others. That said, we’ve listed the launch summary for the last week of 2021 here.

Noise ColorFit Caliber

Noise ColorFit Caliber

Key specs

  • Bluetooth
  • 1.69 inch touchscreen
  • Water resistant, 1.5m, IP68
  • Scratch resistant
  • Heart rate monitor
  • SpO2 (blood oxygen) monitor
  • Sleep monitor, calorie count, step count
  • 15 days Battery
TECNO Spark 8 Pro

TECNO Spark 8 Pro

Key specs

  • 6.8-inch FHD + Dot-in display (1080 x 2460 pixels)
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio G85 12nm processor with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU up to 1000 MHz
  • 4 GB / 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64 GB internal storage / 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128 GB internal storage
  • Expandable with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • HiOS 7.6 based on Android 11
  • 48MP (f / 1.79 primary) + 2MP (f / 2.4 depth) + 2MP (f / 2.0 AI Lens), dual LED flash
  • 8MP front camera with dual LED flash
  • Dual 4G VoLTE
  • 5000 mAh battery
Xiaomi buds 3

Xiaomi buds 3

Key specs

  • Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, AAC codec
  • Dynamic Dual Magnet Drivers, Hi-Fi Audio
  • Customized high performance noise cancellation chip, two microphones for active noise cancellation (airplane travel mode, office mode and daily mode) with maximum noise reduction of 40dB.
  • Two transparency modes allow users to listen to ambient sounds with one click without removing the headset
  • Touch controls for music playback and launch of the voice assistant (Siri / Google Voice)
  • Smart two-device quick connection for easy pairing with cellphones and laptops
  • Smart wear detection for auto play and pause
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55)
  • 4.6g lightweight headphones; Case weight: 52g
  • 7 hours with ANC deactivated, total autonomy of 32 hours
Xiaomi S1 Watch

Xiaomi S1 Watch

Key specs

  • 1.43 inch (466 × 466 pixel) AMOLED display with sapphire glass shield, always-on display
  • Heart rate sensor (including blood oxygen), accelerometer sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, atmospheric pressure sensor, ambient light sensor,
  • capacitive sensor for wear detection
  • Sleep tracking, fitness tracking, 17 professional sports modes and 100 extended sports modes
  • Speaker and microphone for calling via bluetooth and Xiaoai voice assistant
  • GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 5.2 to connect to devices running Android 6.0 and above; iOS 10 and above, NFC for payments
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters (5 ATM)
  • 470 mAh battery
Xiaomi 12 pro

Xiaomi 12 pro

Key specs

  • 6.73-inch display (3200 x 1440 pixels) Full HD + AMOLED 20: 9 HDR10 +
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm mobile platform with Adreno next generation GPU
  • 8 GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128 GB / 256 GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12 GB LPPDDR5 RAM 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 12
  • 50MP + 50MP + 50MP rear camera
  • 32MP front camera
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 4,600 mAh battery (typical)
Xiaomi 12x

Xiaomi 12x

Key specs

  • 6.28-inch display (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD + AMOLED 20: 9 HDR10 +
  • Octa Core (1 x 3.2 GHz + 3 x 2.42 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 870 7 nm mobile platform with Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8 GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128 GB / 256 GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12 GB LPPDDR5 RAM 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 11
  • 50MP + 13MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 32MP front camera with 80.5 Fov
  • Fingerprint sensor integrated in the display, Infrared sensor
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 4,500mAh battery (typical)
OPPO K9x

OPPO K9x

Key specs

  • 6.49-inch Full HD + LCD display (2400 × 1080 pixels) in 20: 9 aspect ratio
  • Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 810 6nm processor with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128 GB (UFS 2.2) storage / 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256 GB (UFS 2.2) storage
  • Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 64MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera
  • 16MP front camera with f / 2.0 aperture
  • Side mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 5,000mAh battery (typical)
Almighty Firebolt

Almighty Firebolt

Key specs

  • 1.39-inch AMOLED Always On display (454 x 454 pixels), customizable watch faces
  • Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to Android and iOS devices
  • Bluetooth calls: answer and make calls with Bluetooth directly from your watch, camera control, music control
  • 11 sports modes: running, treadmill, rock climbing, walking, cycling, spinning, yoga, soccer, basketball, badminton, free workout
  • Monitor blood pressure, heart rate, Spo2 oxygen saturation
  • Tracking: sleep, steps, calories, distance
  • Water resistant (IP67)
  • Up to 10 days of battery life
ColorFit Ultra 2 noise

ColorFit Ultra 2 noise

Key specs

  • 1.75-inch (368 x 448-pixel) AMOLED display with over 100 customizable, cloud-based watch faces
  • Bluetooth 5.1 to connect to iOS 10+ or ​​Android 7+ devices
  • 24 × 7 heart rate monitor, SpO2 monitoring
  • Distance, sleep monitor, stress monitor, step tracker, calories burned, distance traveled, activity history, sleep monitor, breathing, caller name info, call rejection, find my phone, call reminder on, low battery reminder, remote music control, camera remote, Stopwatch, Alarm, Wake-up gesture, Vibrate alert, Do not disturb mode, Smart DND, Calculator, Actions, World clock
  • Over 60 sport modes
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • 180 mAh battery
iQOO U5

iQOO U5

Key specs

  • 6.58-inch Full HD + LCD display (2408 × 1080 pixels) with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 695 8nm mobile platform with Adreno 619L GPU
  • 4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128 GB storage (UFS 2.1)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Android 12 with OriginOS Ocean
  • 50MP + 2MP macro camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 5000 mAh battery

Best mobiles in India

  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

    1 29 900

  • Vivo X70 Pro Plus

    79 990

  • OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G

    38,900

  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro

    1 19 900

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

    18,999

  • Motorola Moto G60

    19,300

  • Xiaomi mi 11 ultra

    69,999

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

    86,999

  • Xiaomi mi 10i

    20,999

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

    1 04 999

  • Oneplus 9

    49,999

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro

    15,999

  • Samsung galaxy f62

    20,449

  • Redmi 9A

    7 332

  • OPPO F19

    18 990

  • Apple iPhone SE (2020)

    31,999

  • Samsung galaxy s20 plus

    54,999

  • OPPO F15

    17,091

  • Vivo S1 Pro

    17,091

  • Realme 6

    13,999

  • Oppo a11

    11 838

  • Tecno Pova 5G

    22,809

  • Xiaomi 12x

    37,505

  • Xiaomi 12 pro

    55 115

  • iQOO U5

    15,300

  • iQOO Neo 5S

    32,100

  • iQOO Neo 5 SE

    26 173

  • Vivo Y32

    17,095

  • Xiaomi 12

    43,999

  • Honor Play 30 Plus

    13,130

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The end of Blackberry mobile: once owned by millions, now ends all its legacy services https://link1-2-3.com/the-end-of-blackberry-mobile-once-owned-by-millions-now-ends-all-its-legacy-services/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 06:11:00 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/the-end-of-blackberry-mobile-once-owned-by-millions-now-ends-all-its-legacy-services/ Blackberry Ends support for all of its legacy devices as of January 4, 2022. The company was once a popular cellphone brand. The lack of innovation and the advent of the iPhone was one of the key factors in its demise. In 1999, Blackberry released its first portable device in the form of a two-way […]]]>
  • Blackberry Ends support for all of its legacy devices as of January 4, 2022.
  • The company was once a popular cellphone brand.
  • The lack of innovation and the advent of the iPhone was one of the key factors in its demise.

In 1999, Blackberry released its first portable device in the form of a two-way pager. And since then, the company has seen it all: the rise, the fall and the end. If we go back in time, Nokia and Blackberry were the most popular mobile phone brands in the 2000s, however, the advent of AppleThe iPhones of 2007 led to the demise of these two brands in the mobile phone segment.

In the second half of the 2000s, Blackberry released mobile phones such as Curve Bold, Pearl and others which have become very popular with corporate consumers as well as normal users.

It wasn’t just the QWERTY keyboard that stood out from the Blackberry, but apps like Blackberry Messenger (BBM) were hugely popular even among young people. The ability to email, text, and use the internet on the go has made the devices popular among professionals.

In late 2008, Blackberry tested a touchscreen phone, BlackBerry Storm, to support the iPhone released a year earlier, but the device’s failure due to poor performance forced Blackberry to revert to touch-tone phones. Full QWERTY, even on its touch. -Screen devices launched later.

The release of the iPhone 4 in 2010 marked the beginning of the end for Blackberry as it became the most popular smartphone in the United States. However, Blackberry had not viewed iPhones and Android phones as a threat due to its predominantly business and professional focused offerings. However, users started to feel what the Blackberry was missing and they started to switch to iPhones or the early ones. Android Phone (s.

Lack of innovation

One of the main reasons for Blackberry’s downfall was the lack of innovation, as the company couldn’t compete with the touchscreens of iPhones. Both iOS and Android phones offered their users plenty of apps for their daily use, however, Blackberry did not have such offers.



Another lackluster offering of the Blackberry was its front and rear cameras. When Apple and Android devices started offering better resolutions through their front and rear cameras, Blackberry didn’t consider upgrading their game and continued to provide base specs for the cameras.

End of an era

As the company failed to meet consumer expectations, the company stopped making smartphones based on its own operating system. He started to launch smartphones based on Android OS. In 2016, it signed an agreement with Chinese company TCL to design and manufacture BlackBerry hardware while the company supplies the software. These phones ran on Android OS, providing users with apps and customization features while providing better security.

The last Blackberry phone to hit the market was the BlackBerry Key2. There has been no smartphone release since then. And now with the
end of software support announcement and legacy services on its devices as of January 4, 2022, the company has permanently ended its activities in the smartphone segment.

Who will this impact?

According to the announcement, legacy software and services will no longer work, whether over Wi-Fi or cellular connections. Users with classic Blackberry devices running BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier will stop working.



Blackberry 10 software was released in 2013, so these devices are quite old and Blackberry is supporting them longer than promised. The number of users affected by this will therefore be considerably reduced.

Users still on these devices will no longer be able to use data, make phone calls, send text messages and / or use emergency call services.

However, Blackberry smartphones running Android will not be impacted, until a user continues to use Blackberry’s messaging services, as they will need to migrate to a new service. If you are still using one of the devices not supported by Blackberry, you have no choice but to upgrade to a new smartphone.


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Tech Matters: How to upgrade to an iPhone 13 | News, Sports, Jobs https://link1-2-3.com/tech-matters-how-to-upgrade-to-an-iphone-13-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 15:58:06 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/tech-matters-how-to-upgrade-to-an-iphone-13-news-sports-jobs/ Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup is presented on their first day of sale in New York on Friday, September 24, 2021. From left to right: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. . (AP Photo / Richard Drew) Leslie Meredith Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup is presented on their first day […]]]>

Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup is presented on their first day of sale in New York on Friday, September 24, 2021. From left to right: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. . (AP Photo / Richard Drew)

So you have a new iPhone 13, maybe a gift from a family member, or you bought one for yourself. Depending on how much time has passed since purchasing a new iPhone, you may find yourself struggling with swipes and taps that don’t behave the way you expected. Apple appears to be working on the “Easter egg” strategy, hiding its features for users to find out for themselves, which can be delicious or just plain frustrating.

If you’re used to swiping up from the bottom of your screen to access the control panel to turn on the built-in flashlight, all you’ll get is a slight zoom out effect when you try it on the screen. ‘iPhone 13, which isn’t nice when you’re stuck in the dark. Instead, swipe diagonally from the top right corner to see the control panel. This is just one example of something you will need to unlearn and then relearn with your new phone.

I struggled with the size and weight of the phone – needed to accommodate the camera system – as well as the extremely large side buttons compared to my old iPhone. I dialed 911 several times inadvertently pressing both side buttons at the same time. Glad to say the emergency dispatcher was very understanding the one time I didn’t cancel the call before it went through. I practice holding the phone closer to the bottom of the device, but the combination of a big phone, huge buttons, and a tiny hand makes this tricky. If you haven’t bought the phone yet, I recommend trying out the different models in your hand, as you might find that the more sophisticated camera on the Pro and Pro Max models isn’t worth the physical effort.

But there are some new features that will make you happy to own a new iPhone 13. Here we will talk about some of the more convenient upgrades and some practical things you can do with your phone.

The battery life of the 13 series is about two hours longer than that of the 12 models and significantly longer than that of older devices. You can probably go a full day or more without charging your phone. However, getting a full charge will take just as long on the 13s as it will on previous models.

You can check your iPhone’s warranty right in your phone’s settings. If you’re not sure what protection you have, now is a good time to check it out before something goes wrong. In Settings, tap General and About. If you have AppleCare +, you’ll see it listed, and if not, you’ll see the limited warranty. When Apple says “limited,” it means extremely limited, covering the physical device against defects in materials for one year from purchase. The addition of AppleCare + for theft and loss covers up to two incidents of accidental damage each year. Apple will also send you a replacement device so you don’t have to wait for a repair. Deductibles apply, but they’re much lower than paying for a new phone.

If you use a lot of apps and find yourself scrolling through Home screen pages, you can easily rearrange those pages. Tap any blank space on your screen until the icons start to shake. Tap the three dot menu at the bottom and it will show your screens in a grid view. Now just drag to rearrange. If you want to delete an entire page, tap the check mark under the screen you want to delete and then tap the minus icon. To create a new folder, press for jiggle mode, then drag an icon on top of another in a stack. You can rename the new folder by tapping on it, then tapping on the title box and typing a new name.

As mentioned above, the cameras of the iPhone 13s have been improved especially for low light conditions thanks to the wide and ultra wide cameras. (The Pro and Pro Max also have a telephoto lens that offers 3x optical zoom.) I have now become the photographer of choice at family gatherings because “You have the best phone, Mom.” To open the Camera app without unlocking your iPhone, swipe left on the lock screen.

Although the phone does not come with a manual in the box, you can find the iPhone user guide at https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/welcome/ios. You will discover all kinds of useful information rather than hoping to stumble upon it.

Leslie Meredith has been writing about technology for over a decade. As a mother of four, online value, utility and safety come first. Have a question? Email Leslie at asklesliemeredith@gmail.com.

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These are the first things you should do on Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, and other new Android phones https://link1-2-3.com/these-are-the-first-things-you-should-do-on-pixel-samsung-galaxy-and-other-new-android-phones/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 20:00:00 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/these-are-the-first-things-you-should-do-on-pixel-samsung-galaxy-and-other-new-android-phones/ Between buying a new phone, activating it, and getting it started, there are a few important steps. Follow it to set up messaging, messaging, and even the home screen of your Android phone. Before you begin, note that these recommendations are meant to be used after completing the initial setup that Android phones ask you […]]]>

Between buying a new phone, activating it, and getting it started, there are a few important steps. Follow it to set up messaging, messaging, and even the home screen of your Android phone.

Before you begin, note that these recommendations are meant to be used after completing the initial setup that Android phones ask you to complete. Think of these steps as an extension of the initial setup, providing a foundation for your new device.

Find and install your apps on your new Android phone

When setting up a new Android phone, you have two options: perform a clean setup or restore a backup from another device. If you’ve decided to do a clean setup on your new Android phone, don’t worry. You can still find all the apps you previously installed on other devices.

If your old device was an Android phone, you will be able to see which apps have been downloaded in the past directly from your new device. If your old device was an iPhone, you will need to manually search for the apps you previously installed.

Here’s how to download your apps if your old device was an Android phone:

  1. Head to the Google play store on your device.
  2. Press your profile picture in the upper right corner.
  3. Find Manage apps and device and press it.
  4. Press the button that says “Installed” and choose Not installed in the contextual menu at the bottom.
  5. Go through the list and tap the checkboxes apps you want to install on this device.
  6. Once all the apps you want are checked, tap the download icon at the top of the screen.
    • To note: This icon will appear as soon as you check one or more applications in the list.

Set up messaging apps and emails

Configure your favorite messaging services

More than ever, it seems like everyone is using a different messaging service. Some people like to use good old-fashioned texting apps like Google Messenger or other proprietary apps, while others like to use more encrypted messaging apps like Telegram.

If you can’t choose a messaging app that can handle both SMS and RCS messages, we suggest you grab Google Messages from the play store. The design is clean, simple and easy to use. When you install Google Messages for the first time, a pop-up window will appear asking if you want to enable Messages chat services. Go ahead and accept as this activates RCS messaging which adds another element to communication, allowing reading of receipts, reactions and other cool features. You can take advantage of this feature when you send messages to someone else with an Android device that has RCS messaging enabled as well.

You’ll also want to set Google Messages as the default messaging app. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Head in settings on your device.
  2. Scroll down until you find applications and press it.
  3. Look for a button that says Choose default apps Where Default apps and press it.
  4. Press on SMS application, and choose messages on the next screen.
    • To note: On some devices like a Galaxy device, another Messages option will be listed. Look for the one that has the Google Messages icon.

Whatever you decide to use, make sure you have downloaded all of your email services and be sure to sign in to all of them. By doing this, you avoid missing the messages people are trying to send you while you are setting up your new device.

Configure and connect to email services

On a related note, you’ll want to stay in the know by making sure your email services are all set up and working on your Android phone. You can use Gmail and Microsoft Outlook or have multiple Gmail accounts. Either way, email accounts are easy to set up and work very quickly.

On newer Android devices, the required initial setup process usually takes care of signing in to your email accounts, although you can skip the next step without realizing it and miss setting up multiple email accounts. Here’s how to add additional Gmail accounts:

  1. Head to the Gmail application on Android.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the upper right corner.
  3. Press on Add another account.
  4. To choose Google.
    • To note: You can add other email services to Gmail so that you have all your emails in one place. To do this, select your preferred email service rather than Google from the list provided.
  5. You may need to Verify Your Identity by entering your lock screen PIN or other information. After that, enter your Google account credentials.
    • To note: You may need to double-verify your identity. This time, you’ll need to choose a verification method to use, such as two-factor authentication.

Personalize your Android home screen

Your device’s home screen is one of the first things you see when you unlock your Android phone. That being the case, you have to customize your home screen however you like it. This is one of the easiest things to do on your Samsung Galaxy or Pixel device.

Move applications

Right off the bat, you can easily move apps around your screen. You can do this by long pressing any app or folder. When the app indicates that it has been selected, you can slide your finger across the screen to place it elsewhere.

To create a folder, tap and drag one app onto another. This organizes your apps and keeps everything clean on your home screen.

Customize your app drawer

Many devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S21, will place all of your installed apps on the Home screen on a second page. Here’s how to change this setting on a Galaxy device:

  1. Head in settings by sliding down and pressing the cog parameters.
  2. To look for Homepage and press it.
  3. Press on Home screen layout.
  4. Replace this with Home screen and apps.

Google’s Pixel line automatically takes advantage of the app drawer, so you don’t need to change this setting.

Change the wallpaper

Another way to customize the home screen of your Android device is to change the wallpaper. On most Android devices, all you need to do is long press the home screen and search for “wallpaper”. Tapping this option will take you to a separate screen where you can choose from preinstalled wallpapers or download your own.

Familiarize yourself with the camera controls on your new Android phone

For me, this is one of the most important steps. Each manufacturer takes a different approach to camera software on new Android phones. For example, a Galaxy device is very different from a standard Android Pixel camera experience. And, depending on what version of the device you have, there may be additional controls for different cameras.

Familiarizing yourself with the camera controls on your device is extremely easy to do and just takes a little time to accomplish. Open your camera app on your device by using the device shortcut or by finding the camera app icon in the app drawer. On many devices, like the Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy S21, you can double-tap the power button to instantly access your new Android phone’s camera.

The basics will stay the same, like a shutter button in the middle down and a few zoom options. On the Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 8, additional camera options like aspect ratio and flash can be found at the top of the screen, while on a new Pixel phone these options are hidden behind a settings cog. . Play and you’ll be feeling like it in no time. It won’t take you long to learn how to use the camera on your new Android phone.

To note: In the Pixel 6 camera screenshot above, the menu appears to cover the entire viewfinder screen. This is a drop-down menu that is open for illustration purposes and is normally hidden.

Generally, we recommend that you use a cloud service to back up your photos and memories. On most Android devices, including the Google Pixel, Google Photos is preinstalled. You may need to open Google Photos and agree to the terms that appear for it to back up your photos. Once completed, all of your photos will be safe in the cloud and can easily be shared with others. Not to mention that you can edit photos and get regular summaries of your past images, often in cool designs.

Most things tend to take time when setting up a new device. But these are the things you can set up and learn right away that will get you started with your new Android phone.

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 will have two versions of the chipset https://link1-2-3.com/the-samsung-galaxy-a53-will-have-two-versions-of-the-chipset/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 02:26:58 +0000 https://link1-2-3.com/the-samsung-galaxy-a53-will-have-two-versions-of-the-chipset/ 11311657 Pumpino, 5 hours agoThe GSMA review of the A52s said: “Our review unit can use a Samsung s5kgw1p sensor … moreJust a few more info:The A52s has an additional macro and depth camera. The S20-fe does not have one but has a “low” x3 telephoto lens (with OIS). The A52s has a x2 telephoto […]]]>
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Pumpino, 5 hours agoThe GSMA review of the A52s said: “Our review unit can use a Samsung s5kgw1p sensor … moreJust a few more info:
The A52s has an additional macro and depth camera. The S20-fe does not have one but has a “low” x3 telephoto lens (with OIS). The A52s has a x2 telephoto mode that uses the main camera. Both silent, the S20-fe pulls a bit further and sharper, the A52s has slightly more precise colors / details.

Their ultra-wide cameras are the same.

The S20-fe has a better main camera, but when you QuadBayer the A52s from 64MP to 16MP, and use the macro and depth camera enhancements. Well, it’s very similar and gets somewhat situational. Arguably the A52s has the best configuration, but it depends very, very heavily on the algorithm of the camera software. We have Gcam and OpenCamera ported and working on the S20-fe, which works great. It’s harder to get them to work well on QuadBayer setups, so I don’t think it’s going to win on that front. We haven’t ported them to the A52-S yet. WHEN we get the bootloader unlock, root, mods and custom ROMs, the A52-S will also get 60fps mode for 4K recording as this is capable in the GPU and DSP of the QSD 778, unless Samsung updates for it first.

Overall I would prefer the S20-fe setup, it’s simpler … but we cut the hair in quarters, and you can’t go wrong with either option. These are as good as last year’s flagship cameras, but not as good as this year’s options (S21 Ultra, Pixel 6 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro).

…. but if I were to buy the A52-s for $ 350, or the S20-fe for $ 450, I would buy the A52-s. It’s cheaper, charger in the box, more updates, better battery life, headphone jack. Dropping slightly better performance, a slightly sharper camera, reverse wireless charging, and DeX functionality. The OnePlus 8t also costs around $ 400, a decent option but still not as good as the other options.

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AnonF-1030868, 6 hours agoS21 FE and A52 series have the same camera moduleThe GSMA review of the A52s said, “Our review unit can use a Samsung s5kgw1p sensor, commonly known as GW1, for its main Quad-Bayer 64MP snapper or a Sony IMX682. Unfortunately, we have no way to know which one our unit has without taking it apart. ” Comparing it to the FE, “the S20 FE also has a better rear camera.”

Kimovil lists the FE sensor as S5K2LD.

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Hemedans, 8 hours agothe average user would install those camera filters that blur everythingNot anymore, it’s a meme from 2016

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Pumpino, 6 hours agoWhat about the camera?S21 FE and A52 series have the same camera module

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Narazumono, 15 hours agoIn a way that only the processor is better in the fe, everything else is the same with the fe … moreWhat about the camera?

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AnonF-1030868, 8 hours ago” For the average user no difference between modern mediatek / Exynos / snapdragon soc but for … morethe average user would install those camera filters that blur everything

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Hemedans, 12 hours ago-As you said, Adreno Gpu has better support than Mali in Android -In addition, Qualcomm modems are bet … more“ For the average user, no difference between the modern mediatek / Exynos / snapdragon soc but for experienced users you need the Snapdragon soc ”
even the average customer can understand the difference by taking a photo
Snapdragon ISP is on top of them all

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Anonymous, 18 hours agoExactly small Asian countries … happy to live in the EUHad also have Exynos

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Kangal, 13 hours agoWhen I speak of a “flagship killer”, I use this term in the sense that Samsung, Goo … moreFor $ 300, wow! This certainly makes it the best option at this price point.

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Noooo not Exynos yet!

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um, 12 hours agoWhy keep making 4G phones as new models that I don’t get. 5G also supports 4G, so why even have this 4G … more5g is more expensive and not available everywhere and until it does they will keep making 4g phones

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Autofocus, 13 hours agoSnapdragon SOCs are nothing special and over-exaggerated for what they really are like Inte … more-As you said, Adreno Gpu has better support than Mali on Android
-In addition, Qualcomm modems are better than their competition, many tests have been done before.
-Best software support, Qualcomm releases source code for developers, that’s why things like overclocking aren’t weird for qualcomm chips.

For the average user no difference between the modern mediatek / Exynos / snapdragon ploughshare, but for advanced users you need the Snapdragon ploughshare.

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um, 12 hours agoWhy keep making 4G phones as new models that I don’t get. 5G also supports 4G, so why even have this 4G … moreThey save a few dollars with licenses and antennas.

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um, 12 hours agoWhy keep making 4G phones as new models that I don’t get. 5G also supports 4G, so why even have this 4G … more5G is more expensive.

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um, 12 hours agoWhy keep making 4G phones as new models that I don’t get. 5G also supports 4G, so why even have this 4G … more4g of coulter is cheaper than 5g of coulter

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Why keep making 4G phones as new models that I don’t get. 5G also supports 4G, so why even have these 4G versions?

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Autofocus, 13 hours agoSnapdragon SOCs are nothing special and over-exaggerated for what they really are like Inte … moreWhat’s strange is the people who hate Exynos 2100, which is a perfectly capable chipset with no particular downside. A few years ago it sucked to have Exynos (mostly for us Europeans), but since the Galaxy S21 series and the introduction of the E2100, I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.

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Even though I had read reviews of many models from Samsung there was this suspension issue so a big no to Samsung from me if you want to invest such an amount then go for another cell phone company. ..

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Narazumono, 15 hours agoYes, I would really like Exynos to be as good as the Snapdragon, but unfortunately SD is still the best … moreSnapdragon SOCs are nothing special and over-exaggerated for what they really are, just like Intel vs AMD processors on computers. Their processors tend to have a performance advantage in heavy graphics games due to a slightly better GPU. But for those who don’t play intense 3D games, it doesn’t matter what SOC your phone is. Exynos has some really good midrange processors, its only one in the high end segment Snapdragon outperforms them in performance, but it costs a lot of money and certainly not value for money. The Exynos 9611 on my M21 gives me a good 2 days of battery life with moderate use and there is literally nothing wrong with my Exynos.

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Pumpino, 16 hours agoHow is the A52s 5G a better buy than the S20 FE? Or would you consider the FE to be a flagsh … moreWhen I say a “flagship killer”, I use that term in the sense that Samsung, Google, and OnePlus have used in the past. These are devices that don’t have a big downside or deal breaker, and they offer + 90% or more of the flagship experience, but for -60% or less of the price.

There are also great options from Xiaomi, Redmi, and Realme. But these are mostly just mid-range phones with upgraded chipsets, as they lack a full polish that luxury devices get.

The three best high-end (NOT luxury) options you can buy in Q3 2021 are:
2020 OnePlus 8t
Samsung S20-fe based on 2020
2021 Samsung A52-s
https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=11039&idPhone2=10420&idPhone3=10428

The S20-fe is a great device, and very, very similar to the A52-s. The biggest difference between the two is that the S20-fe gives you Reverse Wireless Charging, USB 3.1 and DeX. The A52-s gives you a headphone jack and an additional +1 year of software updates. The differences in their display, cameras, and chipsets are too small to make a significant difference. For example, the QSD 778 is faster than the Exynos 990 but slower than the QSD 865, but all three are in the same performance level.

Also, the S20-fe is a good price, but the A52-s wins here too. It was only $ 300 a few weeks ago which is a steal.


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