Month: March 2016

Making the most out of your smartphone

There’s hardly anyone who does not own a personal phone. As any other device, your phone is what you choose to make of it. Any invention or machine ultimately turns into whatever the user decides to make of it. It is upon the user to make the optimum use of it or keep it underutilized. One such machine or more appropriately a personal device is the smart cell phone which is a powerful and probably the more frequently underutilized modern day instrument you can think of. There are no two ways in the fact that it has made our lives a lot simpler and organized and changed how we communicate and socialize. In recent years, it has become the official communication tool for the modern day humans.

It is overwhelming to know what the new mobiles in the market are capable of. Every other week, we are blown away by the latest attributes that the newer devices hold. Most of the phones that are offered by the manufacturers empower its users with more computing capabilities and connectivity to closely match that of a full-fledged computer and rightfully be called a mini computer. What gives it an edge over other devices of communication is hands-down portability. The small size of cellular phones makes it easier to carry along and convenient to use at any given time and place.

You can hardly think of someone who does not own a personal handset in your everyday life. However, it is a completely different matter that the device is utilized even to the half of its potential. Most of the phone users limit the use to sending and receiving calls and messages and for social media. But there’s more to this rewardingly resourceful device. Many of us directly associate one’s social status with their respective personal phone. So people end up owning a more sophisticated mobile phones than they actually require or can handle and fail to make the best use of it.

To make the most out of a phone, the first thing to do would be to understand one’s requirement and then evaluate the functions-cost relation and the degree of potential usability it may have on your lifestyle and daily activities. The latest smart mobile phones may not always be the best for you. In fact, it may actually prove superfluous and counterproductive and a squander of your hard earned money.

Something about LED’s

Almost all the LED TV’s in the market are basically LCD’s with light emitting diodes backlit. So it’s not that big of a deal when people talk about these and presenting them in such manner could also be referred to as an “almost false advertising”. But no need to be so disappointed because what L.E.D has to offer is more than what most of us bargained for. While in plasma and OLED T.V each pixel has its own discrete light source, the L.E.D T.V uses a backlit Light Emitting Diode to illuminate each pixel. This means that the power consumption of L.E.D T.V is lower that plasma and other forms of television.

Another fascinating feature of this T.V is the width of the device. While the T.V’s were slim before, the L.E.D’s are thinner and unrealistically slim. Thin T.V.’s are attractive and seem futuristic but there are drawbacks. The L.E.D placements on most of the L.E.D T.V’s are on the edges and these edge-lit T.V’s don’t have uniform illumination. So the corners of this T.V are much illuminated than the centre portion. This results as the ‘whites’ appear hotter and brighter at the corners than at the centre and the ‘blacks’ appear grey at the corners and darker at the centre of the TV.

While such problem prevails, a led TV with full HD resolution is truly delightful when it comes to the display output. There are led TV with HD resolution in the market that have gorgeous display but the display on the HD set is not up to the mark as the full HD set. The L.E.D T.V’s in the market have higher price tag. You would find the best non L.E.Ds at lower price tag than normal L.E.Ds. Some manufacturers have invested in curved L.E.D screen which has been proving very popular in the market. Plain T.V.’s having already established a strong hold on the market is slowly losing its grip on the market as curved T.V. is proving to be the new trend in the market. Curved L.E.D.’s are considered to be more immersive with its curved edges because it tends to enclose the focus and provide a surrounding effect. But there is a huge drawback in the curved L.E.D T.Vs in the market as the viewing angles affect the display. While viewing curved T.V.’s from the front is quite pleasing and at its best but viewing them from a narrower angle is a whole different story. The immersing effect is completely disrupted and the surrounding effect gets transformed into a bit of an awkward picturisation than what was initially expected. So may be the manufacturers should state a disclaimer regarding the viewing angles and the owners of curved L.E.D should be aware of the demerits of watching games with the guys. You wouldn’t want to sit tightly against one another just for the sake of pleasant T.V viewing. If you are into collecting new and innovative technologies then, curved L.E.D would be one of your proudest possessions but if the T.V is used for simple but quality consumption then, a 32 inch led TV should suffice.

led TV full HD

Choosing smartphones in Nepal

Smart phones are used worldwide and the market doesn’t seem to stop expanding. New manufacturers are getting in the competition day by day. Advanced devices get introduced every few months. In such an innovative and constantly updated market, how is it possible to buy a phone, without any regrets? Some may have the best camera in smartphone segment while others may have excellent display and the remaining some other alluring features. Some sets can be considered the cheapest in the market while there are some which exceed the 1000$ mark. It depends on what your priorities are and how you utilize your device on a day to day basis.

Most Nepali users limit the use of their phones to call and text only. Budget smartphones may be appropriate for such users while the other users also comprising the youth are more concerned about their social status and the social life. The use of social media applications is prominent among the youth. For those people smartphone that is responsive and web friendly is required. Features like economic data usage and dual sim in smartphone allows the users to separate their personal and professional life. Media frenzy users want the best out of their phone. People who watch movies and videos on their cell phones require superior performance devices that offer better picture quality.

There’s a division set between the smartphone owners: IOS users and android users. While android phones in Nepal are the most bought phones than IOS, there are other phones using windows software in the market. While IOS software provides consistency and simplicity, android smartphones are customizable, optimized and periodically updated.

Brand loyalty is another factor that plays its role when you compare phones. Past experience with the brand determines whether or not a user would switch to a different brand. Availability of different brands in the market can be tempting to even the most loyal of users to change their brand. Another very influential factor that affects your smartphone selection is your budget. Don’t get me wrong. Some budget phone brands are giving flagship smartphones a run for their money but even so performance cannot be expected as of the expensive and reputed brands.

smartphones in Nepal

Requirements for a quality mobile gaming

Over the years, phones have transformed into smart phones, not only by name but also by what the manufacturers have put on the table for the average cellphone users. Gaming on a cellphone is not something that’s unheard of but the development that has been going along with the advancement of phones is nothing short of awe. Gaming on some phones with high specs is comparable to console level gaming. The graphics, CPU, display and RAM in a phone are basically the four things that make gaming on mobile phones the closest to gaming on a console. Gaming can be the deal breaking or making factor while purchasing a smart phone.

All smart cell phones do not have dedicated gaming platform. The differences mainly come with the hardware specifications of the phones. High end smartphones have what it takes to provide the users with quality gaming performance and console level graphics. Although some budget smartphones might support high end gaming, the graphics quality and the pace of the game might make you shift towards other gaming platform. When it comes to gaming on phones, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is what makes it worth your while. While people focus more on RAM, display and camera, most of them forget about one of the most important part in a phone which is tasked with the toughest operation of all i.e. device operation and smooth graphics processing. So make sure that the device has a good GPU.

Display on the device could make the matter better or worse. Display is influential because in gaming, display is the output; gaming on a display of 240p is not the same as gaming on a full HD or quad HD. So make sure that the device chosen has a display that complements your specs rather than being unfulfilling. RAM also influences the performance of a phone when it comes to gaming. Without adequate RAM, gaming would be laggy and disruptive because RAM is the bridge between the processor and the internal storage as it takes less time to retrieve essential data from the storage unit rather than RAM. In case of high end gaming, the need for higher RAM is crucial for smooth and undisruptive gaming.

Some of the best smartphones that has the required criteria of an ideal gaming phone tend to lack on battery life. Although the problem of low battery life does not seem much of a big deal but it matters when you are outdoors where charging may not be possible. Handsets have been offering more in gaming platform through association with big names like Microsoft Xbox and Sony Play Station. Buying such handsets can be really costly but there is an inexpensive way of attaining such capabilities in a handset without such expense. Intex mobile offers series of high end handsets at fairly reasonable price. The performance of such device is much more of what is being bargained for, in consideration of the performance of high end devices from other manufacturers.

best smartphone