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Showing posts with label smartphone news. Show all posts

New phones of the week

smartphones 2016

This week we got phones ranging from 4.5" to 5.5", each of them ranking high on feature and low on price. 


Xiaomi kicked things off with the Redmi 3, a phone that barely crosses the $100 mark, but brings an all-metal body, a 5" display, octa-core chipset and a surprisingly big 4,100mAh battery for its 8.5mm of thickness.

Xiaomi


A few days later the company launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3... no, not this one, this one. The 5.5" phablet aimed at the international market and swaps the Helio chipset for a Snapdragon 650 and upgrades the camera to 16MP along the way.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3


On the other end of the size scale is the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016), which tiptoed into official status. It has a 4.5" screen (Super AMOLED), a quad-core chipset and a 5MP camera. Its official price tag of $135 is $10-$20 above what can be found with a bit of shopping.

Samsung Galaxy J1 2016


The Lenovo Lemon 3 competes with the Redmi 3 with a 5" screen (with a higher resolution, 1080p) and a similar just-over-$100 price tag. It has a 13MP camera and the same Snapdragon 616 chipset.

Lenovo Lemon 3


The Asus Live is another 5-incher. It's heading to Brazil where tech gets a hefty markup. The phone features a 720p display, 8MP camera, two SIM slots and a built-in digital TV tunner.

Asus Live

source: gsmarena

Steps to Install Audax L Android 5.0 Lollipop Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 3



Audax L Android 5.0 Lollipop Custom ROM

A new Audax L Android 5.0 Lollipop Custom ROM has been released  Samsung's  2013 flagship phablet Galaxy Note 3 LTE phablet .

This new Audax L firmware software is deodexed and is said to increase device performance, the new visual interface, bring more customization options, new shortcuts for easy access to applications and tons of customization options, such as keys:
  •     Kernel Stock XXUGBNL8
  •     Deodexed All apps
  •     Busybox
  •     Rooted with SuperSU
  •     init.d support
  •     New updater-script
  •     Adjustments init.d
  •     Adjustments build.prop
  •     Multi CSC
  •     Bloatware removed and Knox
  •     Aroma Installer
  •     Added Wipe Data election Aroma
  •     Auto Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache-system format before flashing the ROM
  •     UpdateMe Audax
  •     Scroll TouchWiz 5 × 5-dock6 fast Aroma
  •     Audax status bar with Home / lock button and 3Minit Aroma
  •     Status bar with the clock and 3Minit Center in Aroma
  •     3Minit Battery Mod
  •     Note 4 Time thematic Audax
  •     Mods Air Command in UpdateMe Audax
  •     New Settings
  •     Audax Banner Device Information
  •     Toolbox Enabler
  •     Note 4 Smart Remote
  •     Boost Sound
  •     Added Android L Sounds
  •     Added Note 4 Sounds
  •     Added S5 Sounds
  •     Integrated applications (GPS faster, Ad Away)
  •     Set password Wi-Fi
  •     Added call button on Logs
  •     Added call recording
  •     Add camera shutter sound
  •     Activate the camera during the call
  •     Write Fix external SD card
  •    Performance tuning and many more improvements to enhance the user experience

Requirements (Things to consider before installing the custom ROM):

  1. Make sure the device is rooted before going forward for the custom ROM installation
  2. This new Audax L Lollipop Android 5.0 firmware must be installed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) LTE model only; if I tried on other devices, you might get brick [To check your device model: Go to Settings >> About Phone >> model number]
  3. The installation of the custom ROM requires garbage collection on your smartphone, so be sure to back up all data by installing Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery / TWRP on the smartphone.
  4. Users, be sure to install the USB drivers on your PC or smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Note N9005 3) will not be recognized by the computer.
  5. Make sure your device has more than 80% of the battery or the possibility of getting the smartphone brick temporarily if the installation process is interrupted half way.

Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and must be performed by a person with a good knowledge of rooting (or manually install software) Android devices. If the installation process step is not followed properly, chances are that the smartphone get brick or permanently irreparable.

Tutorial: Step by step installation procedure Audax L Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE-

Step 1: Download Android 5.0 ROM Audax L Custom Lollipop (HERE) and Google Apps (HERE) on your PC.

Step 2: Connect Samsung Galaxy Note N9005 3 LTE to PC via USB cable.

[Note: Before connecting the phone to the computer, make sure you have installed the USB driver software, if not, click here to download the firmware]

Step 3: Next, place zip Lollipop Android 5.0 and Google Apps .zip file on the SD memory card from the phone. [Note: Users must apply the .zip file to the root of the SD card, not in any other folder.]

[Note: Before installing custom software, ensure that the device must have been rooted and installed ClockworkMod recovery tool.]

Step 4: Now, turn off the power and disconnect the PC.

Step 5: After performing the regular exit recovery mode by holding press 'Volume (up)', 'Home' and 'Power' buttons.

Step 6: After entering recovery mode, delete the phone memory, selecting "delete data reset / factory '.

[Note: Keys to use 'Volume' to navigate and the "Power" button to select options while operating under recovery mode]

Step 7: Now clear the cache by selecting 'sweep cache partition'

Step 8: After back to ClockworkMod Recovery and select "Advanced" and press "clear the Dalvik cache" [Note: This step is optional, but many recommend this procedure so that the user does not boot loops or face other error in the middle of custom install ROM]

Step 9: Once again return to the main recovery screen and then click "install zip from SD card"

Step 10: Then press "choose zip from sdcard" and sees Android 5.0 ROM .zip file on the SD card and enter the installation process. Repeat the same procedure to install Google Apps [Note: Use the "Volume" buttons to navigate and the "Power" button to select options]

Step 11: Once you have completed the installation process, go to "+++++ Go Back +++++" and restarting the device, choose "reboot system now" seen in the recovery menu.

Now your device (Samsung Galaxy Note N9005 3) take a few minutes to complete the boot process.

Then users go to Settings >> select About phone to confirm the installation of Audax L Lollipop v5.0 Android custom ROM.

Top best smartphones that feature fast charging

Here are some devices that are able to charge your battery faster

When you buy a smartphone in the first place, look at the features that come with it. Some like to have a bit of a fancy camera, some prefer to have a battery that lasts longer, but many are looking for a smartphone that can charge quickly, because, after all, are living in a fast paced world.

Good to know that the QuickCharge 2.0 now supports processors Qualcomm 8xx series. In other words, most of the devices that work with processor Qualcomm 8xx series most likely to contribute to the battery and thus the device's battery will charge faster.

Here are some devices that are able to charge your battery faster.


Google Nexus 6


The latest smartphone launched by Google, Nexus 6, has received a great response from users and critics. The phone comes with a 3220 mAh battery and a charger Motorola Turbo charge your battery from 0 percent to 100 percent in just one hour and 38 minutes. The battery can last about 7 hours and 53 minutes.

Oppo Find 7a


The Oppo Find the 7th comes with a 2800 mAh battery unit VOOC and supports loading and charge the battery from 0 percent to 75 percent in about 30 minutes. However, to make the battery fully charge from 0 to 100 percent and will take approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes, and will last for 6 hours and 6 minutes.

OnePlus One


Even if OnePlus One is one of the most underrated phone that was released in 2014, this device is one of the top 5 phones that can load faster. The device has a 3100 mAh battery and it takes about 2 hours to charge from 0 percent to 100 percent. The battery can last about 8 hours and 5 minutes, which is pretty impressive.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4


The last phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a 3220 mAh battery and has the ability QuickCharge 2.0 that helps the battery to charge from 0 percent to 100 percent in 1 hour and 35 minutes. The battery is fully discharged after 8 hours and 43 minutes.

LG G3


The LG G3 comes with a 3000 mAh battery, but it takes about 2 hours to reach full charge from 0 percent to 100 percent, which is not that impressive. At the same time, how long the battery lasts only for 6 hours and 14 minutes, which again is not good enough.

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