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Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit (Total Wireless) a very Affordable Smartphone with Decent Specs

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Samsung has launched the new J3 Orbit at a dirt cheap price of just $49.99 with Total Wireless. Surely, it is not a device aimed at power users with a lot of intense task and multitasking abilities. This phone is intended for people who need a solid stable performing device with decent power to handle normal day to day activities. More likely this will appeal to users who are first time users of a smartphone or have a second device just to attend calls and texts with light web browsing and social media capabilities. The battery on this device is impressive which makes it a great secondary device which you can carry on a long day out of your home without worrying about your phone dying midway through the day.

Features and Specs

Samsung J3 Orbit Front LookThe Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit has a 5 inch HD Display with a 1280×720 pixels resolution at a pixel density of 294 PPI that is good enough at this price point. Nothing too crazy with infinity display or notches but decently bright and sharp for most use cases. Under the hood, it is powered by Exynos 7 processor that is a capable processor to handle day to days with internet surfing and GPS to find your way around. For a sub $50 device it has plenty of features to help in your daily chores and provide entertainment too like listening to music or watching videos.

The 5-inch display is pretty decent and produces great colors for the price. It is coupled with 2GB RAM to help you run through your apps and make it easier to use two or more apps at one time. You must keep your expectations realistic to the price, which makes it a great option as a secondary device or a device for people with limited usage. It runs on Android Oreo out of the box with Samsung’s own customization on top to help the users have a better experience using the device.

The cameras on this device are surprisingly good enough especially when you take into account the $50 price tag. I am tempted to say it has one of the better cameras in this price range for a device that is not marketed to be a top end camera phone in any case. The rear camera is an 8MP f/1.9 sensor that allows for Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps. The front camera, on the other hand, is a 5MP f/2.2 sensor with LED flash for better selfies even in low light.

Samsung J3 Orbit Back LookBattery life on this device is impressive making it a great choice to carry around for a situation when you need to make urgent calls but your battery runs out. It supports 4G LTE for better calling and internet on the go. It has a 2600 mAh battery which is removable. It comes with all the necessary sensors like the Proximity sensor, accelerometer and GPS. It also has the 3.5mm headphone jack and FM radio.

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Where to Buy

Amazon has it for $49.99, right now. You can find list of store here

 

 

 

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PS4 to Launch Kingdom of Hearts 3 Limited Edition Bundle this Month

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This new year PS4 is gearing up for an early surprise to add to its limited edition bundles with Kingdom of Hearts 3 Limited Edition bundle. It is expected to release alongside the popular title on PS4 Pro this January. Sony Interactive Entertainment and Square Enix have planned to unveil the limited edition console on the day the game hits the market in North America. You can even pre-order the console with a Delux edition physical copy of the game that will come along with the console bundle now. It is to be sold exclusively in Gamestop where you can log in to pre-order it to get the game on release day with the console bundle.

kingdom_hearts_3_limited_edition_ps4 console The console combo is a 1TB PS4 Pro hard drive that can store your favorite titles without any issue. Inside the box, you also get the newer Dualshock controller with the Kingdom of Hearts 3 makeover. The controller has the decorative makeover on the D-Pad and touchpad. Carrying forward the Kingdom of Hearts 3 theme, the console also has a dark leather finish with a grey logo of the popular title. Inside the box, you will also get the Delux edition physical copy of the game to make it a perfect combination for Kingdom of Hearts 3 lovers.

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When it is Arriving

It is expected to hit the markets on 29th January with the release of the popular game title. The physical copy that comes with the console combo is the deluxe edition which contains special items like a sora pin, steelbook, and hardback artbook. The game is coming for both consoles with Xbox and PS4 on the same day of 29th January. It is exclusive to Gamestop and EB Games in the US and Canada. The hardware is limited edition and will be very elusive without any information for open sale available on stores or Amazon.

Where to Buyp>The price for the limited edition console bundle is $399.99 which considering the physical copy of the deluxe edition of Kingdom of Hearts 3 included is a steal. A regular 1TB console comes at around $399.9 which does sometimes include some games which are mostly not worth. However, this limited edition console is priced very aggressively against the usual console combo with an added makeover and a physical copy of the game. The stocks are believed to be very limited as with every limited console that PS4 has come up earlier. So, this will again be hard to get a console from the first party sellers without paying extra charged by the third-party sellers.

kingdom_hearts_3_limited_edition_ps4_pro-4For PS4 gamers surprises are coming sooner than expected in the console gaming market. Sony seems to make the first move here in the console genre with its latest addition to already impressive limited edition console lineup. Additionally, Kingdom of Hearts 3 is expected to a title that brings high definition real-life gaming experience to the console inspired by the real characters. With that said, you must sign up for the pre-order queue before 29th January to get your hands on with the game along with the limited edition console bundle from Gamestop and EB Games.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One brings Keyboard and Mouse made for Couch Gamers

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Keyboard and mouse support for Xbox is one thing that couch gamers can really appreciate without having to play PC games. Razer has come up with its new range of Keyboard and Mouse combo for Xbox that is surprisingly comfortable to be used sitting on a couch. While any wired or wireless keyboard and mouse can be used with Xbox it was never a very comfortable experience. Additionally, some games are always better to have the added precision of the mouse and keyboards make movements more precise and easier. This always made PC gaming distant from the Xbox gaming where you were mostly stuck with the controller.

razer turret for xbox oneThe Razer Turret combo is something that can greatly make it a first choice keyboard and mouse to pair up with your Xbox without being uncomfortable sitting on the couch. Though for now it is available for only Xbox One console which in another way is a sign that the upcoming new console will also have support for keyboards and mouse. It greatly diversifies the Xbox gaming scenario with more opportunity for PC Gamers to come around and have a go at the Xbox gaming. On the other hand, Xbox gamers will surely love the added opportunity for precision with mouse and keyboard.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One Features

The Turret combo comes with a USB dongle that can pair both the keyboard and mouse with a single connector. Going with Razer’s trend of designing minimalistic and solid computer peripherals, the Turret is a minimalistic metal construction with Chroma RGB Lighting and Typical Mechanical keys Razer is associated with for a long time. The construction is lightweight but sturdy and sits very comfortably on your lap while using it from couch. It has its own sliding tray that hold the mouse which unlike the earlier Turret which had a foldable mouse pad.

The whole setup is comfortable even while using it in an inclined position on the couch. The mouse was hold on the mouse pad using magnets which made it stick to the tray and did not slide out. The earlier ones too had magnets, the newer Turret made them stronger and was more secure to hold the mouse in place while playing games. It is a learning curve at the first instance with the magnets holding the mouse down making a sticky feeling each time you move the mouse. Once you had passed the initial learning curve, it was comfortable and precise.

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Where to Buy

razer turret for xbox oneMoving to the modern USB Type-C, the keyboard charges using the port however the mouse will need the older Micro USB to charge. It can although be charged passively through the Keyboard but that again will need a Mini-Display Port. This seems bizzare with the different connectors used for connection and charging, they could have easily gone with USB Type-C for all connections.

However, this con can be overlooked by the insane battery life of the keyboard standing at nearly 11 hrs with the RGB turned on, switching off the RGB will allow it to last for 40 hours. It has the Xbox key to make the options more conveniently accessible during games. All this do come with a price tag of $250.

BUY LINK: https://www.razer.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-turret-for-xbox-one

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is One of the Coolest Smartphone of the Year

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What comes to your mind when you hear about McLaren and OnePlus?

Speed, Power, and Looks. Yes, you got it right, the new OnePlus 6T McLaren edition holds the reputation true with its sleek design, powerful specs and a blazing fast smartphone. It is powered by one of the most powerful processors in the market coupled with 10 gigs of RAM which in real life is overkill but staggering. OnePlus 6T McLaren edition also comes with one of the fastest charging technology with a 30w charger. Everything on this smartphone is top of the line which makes it a very powerful choice available in the market.

We have earlier seen special edition smartphones priced roof high with very basic specs. However, OnePlus has played the right game with top of the line specs without a hefty price tag. As a smartphone, OnePlus 6T McLaren edition in itself is a very capable device with the powerful specs and excellent design. Honestly, it looks great in person with the orange all-around tint on black glossy back. The dew-drop AMOLED notch display is great with deep blacks and super high contrast colors. The newer 30-watt wrap charge technology promises a full day charge in just 30 mins.

Specifications

Let us have a detailed one-off  with the specifications that make the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition so desirable:

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  • Display: 6.41 inches Optic AMOLED Panel with a 19.5:9 resolution having a pixel density of 402ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 10GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: Back: Dual 16 MP f/1.7, OIS + 20 MP f/1.7, Front: 16MP f/2.0
  • Battery: 3700 mAh with 30W WRAP Charge technology
  • OS: Oxygen OS based on latest Android Pie 9.0

Inspired by the Papaya Orange color of McLaren’s legacy, the phone has an orange line running along the edges. The back of the devices is inspired from the McLaren’s carbon fiber design which has been a trademark for McLaren who was the first to use carbon fiber in their car design.

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What Makes it Desirable

OnePlus 6T is one of the most powerful Android smartphones of 2018 and the most value for money flagship. If you care about design, style, performance, and functionality, OnePlus 6T is a device which is becoming a favorite of many. It provides the best value for the specs it packs at the flagship ends of the smartphone.

oneplus-6t-mclaren-edition-first-impressionsOnePlus 6T McLaren makes everything that was great more stylish and appealing with the extra classy looks and added features. The software side of things also get a refresh with new McLaren inspired wallpapers and themes. OnePlus has made efforts to make the whole experience feel special and top-notch with an extra classy touch. It makes OnePlus 6T McLaren edition, a one of a kind special device different from any other device on the market.

OnePlus 6T McLaren edition finally comes to the US markets for $699 which is fair considering the RAM upgrade and the new faster WRAP charging technology. OnePlus has made it clear that it is a limited edition device with numbered stock. If you are someone looking something unique with a touch of class and speed from being a McLaren inspired device, you must rush until stocks last.

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Xbox One S Fortnite bundle comes with exciting console exclusives

Fornite is undoubtedly one of the top battle royale games played by millions around the globe. With ever-changing dynamic gameplay and countless opportunities to build your own fort aided with loot items, Fornite is a game which will keep you hooked for hours. There are countless ways to play the game with your friends in competitive gameplay environment that is never the same. Battle Royale has been around for ages, however, the mass outreach of Fornite has made it one of the most popular games downloaded across platforms. Keeping things exciting and easy to enjoy, Fornite is Free to play on all platforms but has the worth to beat any top battle royale games on any platform. Only your skills and ideas are the limits in this game as anything and everything is possible in the game.

Microsoft has come out with a special Fornite edition console bundle for the holiday season with extra surprises. The bundle features skins inspired by Fornite for the fans to enjoy along with in-game tokens. Fornite has become widely popular for its cross-platform compatibility and allowing players to continue from where they left even while switching devices. With this new bundle, Microsoft has brought in exclusive skins and cosmetic upgrades that are limited to this bundle pack as of now.

Microsoft has officially announced that the limited edition Xbox One S will come with a full game download copy with 2000 V-Bucks to make in-game purchases. Using the 2000 V- bucks you can get yourself the seasons Battle Pass and other in-game items. The V-Bucks amounts at around $20 worth which can make it appealing to Fornite lovers allowing them to customize their look in the game as they like. The best part of it is, however, the ‘full EON cosmetic set (Legendary Eon Character Outfit, Epic Aurora Glider, and Rare Resonator Pickaxe) which again is a bundle exclusive as of now.  It still remains a 1TB console at the price tag of $299.99 which make it a worthy option with the included goodies.

The bundle also offers 1-month free trail Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold access.

Where to Buy

It is on sale now through retail outlets and online stores like Amazon, Microsoft and Walmart but stocks are limited, so make sure you get in time to enjoy the new bundle with the exclusive contents.

You can find full list of store here

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Samsung EVO Select and EVO Select SDXC Memory Card is one of the Best SD Cards Available

It is the holiday time, which means a lot of selfies, group photos, and pictures to preserve memories. Your smartphone storage will definitely take a toll with the number of clicks you are about to have during the merrymaking time of the year. Luckily, on the Android side of things, most smartphones will allow you to add a Micro SD-Card to extend your phone’s memory. Sorry iPhone owners, you are stuck with the amount of storage you bought it with from the store.

Micro SD Cards come in various storage sizes and classes and types that make it faster and efficient. Overtime Micro SD Cards have become faster and reliable. A good quality Micro SD Card will always be more consistent and more reliable and have fewer chances of failure. Micro SD Cards are relatively cheap these days from reputed manufacturers with longer warranties. It is also advisable to go for popular brands like Samsung or SanDisk who are specialized and experts with Micro SD Cards.

Samsung EVO Plus and EVO Select cards are among the best micro SD Cards with its faster read and write speeds and reliability. They are super fast cards that can help you take multiple continuous shots and videos without slowing down your device. Choosing an SD Card with good writing and reading speeds is very necessary for a faster working device. A slow SD Card will make your smartphone feel slow and sluggish. Most of you might have heard about the class of SD Cards, these are essentially categories to distinguish the speed of the SD Card. A higher class micro SD Card will surely be faster and make things feel snappy and faster. You can take continuous shots without waiting for your smartphone to process the image before you can take another picture on your phone.

Why it is the Best

Samsung EVO Plus and EVO Select are among the top Micro SD Cards that you can currently buy. It is among the fastest cards with great read and writing speeds. It has an impressive reading speed up to 100MB/s and 90MB/s writing speeds. Taking about classes, they are U3 and class 10 which makes it really great for multiple photos and video recording on your smartphone cameras. You can find the Samsung EVO select in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB until it is supported in your smartphone. Most Android smartphones today available will support up to 256GB Micro SD Cards.

The EVO Select comes with water protection up to 72 hours in seawater. We all have heard electronics are vulnerable near heat, it is similar to the Micro SD Cards. However, the EVO selects are resistant between -13 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit. It also comes with X-ray and Magnetic protection to allow it to work without interference from other electronic devices nearby. This makes an ideal choice to be used in harsh conditions. EVO Select and EVO Plus are the cards that are widely used in Go Pros that go through harsh conditions be it underwater, snow, heat or even magnetic interference. On top of it, Samsung has great warranty support for their Micro SD Cards. It is among the most versatile and reliable Micro SD Cards for your smartphone or Go Pro.

Where to Buy

Limited time offer: You can buy the 128 GB EVO Select and EVO Plus cards on Amazon for only $19.99 during holiday season.

 

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Nokia 7.1 is a very compelling option for the price of $350

Nokia 7.1 is a very compelling option for the price of $350- Review

Nokia 7.1 comes at a time when devices from top tier manufactures are crossing the $1000 mark like the iPhones and Pixels. Nokia 7.1 is no way a device comparable to the flagship tier, it is a very compelling option in the mid-range segment. Nokia after taken over by HMD global has been back in the smartphone business with its Android models 3,5,7. Nokia 7.1 is the successor of the Nokia 7 that provide an interesting package for $350 price tag.

The specs inside the devices is powerful and capable to handle most day to day task with easy. Nokia has gone a step ahead with the built and look of the device. Unlike other midrange device where use of metal has been the choice. Glass has been used in Nokia 7.1 to give it a look and feel of a premium device, and not to forget the ‘top-notch’ display.

 

Nokia 7.1 Specs

Nokia 7.1 is a strong mid-range contender for its price and specs. Here are some of the highlighting specs of the Nokia 7.1:

  • Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which is a great mid-range processor
  • You have the option of 3GB and 4GB for holding up to intense gaming sessions and apps
  • Inside the hood you get a 32GB and 64GB storage options for storing your memories and apps with a hybrid slot for expandable memory up to 400GB
  • The display is a gorgeous 5.84 inch with resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels at a 19:9 ratio with 432 ppi pixel density. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with HDR10 for super bright and sharp display
  • There is glass both at the front and the back with aluminium frame for added protection
  • Dual zeiss optics on the back comes with a 12MP+5MP setup, where the 12MP is a f/1.8 sensor and the 5MP depth sensor for those delicious portraits and shallow focus shots
  • Battery is a 3060 mAh that comes with a Type-C connector
  • And a 3.5mm Headphone Jack

 

What makes it Compelling

Nokia 7.1 does not shout amazing specs or super powerful processor or features. It has compelling looks and design that sounds even better when you take the price in consideration. Nokia 7.1 must be one of the best looking devices in the mid-range segment with its bright tall display and great color reproduction. This display is one of the better ones we have come across in this price segment.

The processor powering the device is one of the proven ones in the mid-range segment. It is capable of hardcore gaming and handling memory intensive apps with ease. 4GB RAM variant is one we would prefer, though 3GB is enough for regular users. If you are power user having the added gig of RAM benefits in long run.

 

The cameras are great with Zeiss optics and excellent color reproduction. The front camera is 8MP f/2.0 for great selfies. It comes with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box with Android One program for regular and faster updates. Android one program allows devices to get faster android updates and patches. Nokia 7.1 is a great premium looking device at a mid range price that will be enough for most users.

Where to Buy?

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Refine from Boost Mobile is a device you can trust in a Budget

The newly launched Galaxy J7 Refine comes at a price point within $200. With Samsung’s brand name and trust, this makes for a very compelling device., but it has some catch. To make things sweeter, the new device comes at a further 20% discount on the boost mobile website. If you are in the market for something you can rely without burning a hole in your pocket, J7 refine can be a great choice till you have limited expectations.

It may sound a bit sketchy at first being a Galaxy lineup device at such aggressive price. It may not be the best looking or the most powerful device compared to the other galaxies. Surprisingly, it never claims to be the best device but a practical device. It will get the job done without much flare.

For the price if you have your expectations lowered, this device is not that bad. It comes with a good camera and a decent display. The Galaxy J7 Refine also pack a decent battery of 3300 mAh paired with the HD panel ensures a great battery life. It may not be big on the specs sheet but it has enough to be a device for not so tech savvy person or on a budget.

While there are better devices in the market at this price, they do not come with the Samsung brand attached to it. However, this device should not be a primary device as it is only good for usual tasks like, calling, browsing, texts, casual snaps and social media. The camera on this device is decent and take decent pictures in good lighting. The front and back both have a 16MP sensor which are not great but decent. Let us look at the specs in details for better scrutiny on the device.

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Specs and Features

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Refine has some decent specs for the price:

  • It is powered by the ever popular budget 1.6 GHz Exynos 7885 processor
  • Coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage with support of Micro SD Card upto 400GB
  • The display is a 5.5 inches TFT Panel of resolution 1280×720 (HD)
  • Front and back camera are both 16MP with 1080p recording option from the back camera
  • Based on Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box
  • Both 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands are supported
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity and Geomagnetic sensors are provided
  • Battery is a 3300 mAh
  • 5 mm headphone jack (sadly it has become a feature now a days)

Final Thoughts
p>Nothing too striking about the specs here. It has a budget range processor which is good enough for day to day activities but nothing more can be expected. 2GB RAM makes thing tough for the device to handle large apps and more than 5-7 apps running at a time. Gaming is a big no no unless you are stuck to casual arcade games.

It is a device for people on a tight budget. With boost mobile you get the device at $ 179.99 with additional discounts at times. For the price there shouldn’t be much expectation. But the underwhelming processor and RAM will not give a great experience for medium to advanced users. It is a perfect device for our grandparents who do not need much processing power or just a secondary device for calls and texts. Anything more than that will struggle on the device.

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