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What to look out for when buying Android phones

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What to look out for when buying Android phones

Three weeks ago i published an article written by nigeria tribune titled “Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back“, which leads to disagreement between blackberry and android users on some website like nairaland and naijaloaded…
Just this morning , Asaolu Babafemi , an editor of thenation newspaper explain some things to look out when buying a anew android phone.

What to look out for when buying Android phones

What to look out for when buying Android phones

  • No doubt android phones have whelmed the mobile phone market in the country thus, making it the most used mobile internet gadget.
    This is a testament to the  growing number of people who use the Android phones daily.
    But many a time most people don’t actually know the features of these phones and what to look out for. It is either they get the wrong choice or get something that is different from what they set out to buy.
    Phone sellers have also taken advantage of this to swindle most people, thereby charging more for far cheaper and less quality phones.
    In a chat with a civil servant in Lagos state Mrs. Abosede, I went to GSM village to buy a new phone that will be compatible with Whatsapp and that can ping, and on purchase I told the attendant I want a phone with android functions only for me to get home and was mocked by my children, saying the phone can only call and send text messages and was told such phones are called .

A mobile phone dealer said, “These people are not just selling sub- standard phones, some buyers are selfish in their spending, they want a big phone for a relative cheap price and they get what they paid for”.
He however agreed that some dealers still receive the appropriate price and sell out sub-standards phones to their customers but stressed that, it is because they did not buy it at the right place.

Features to look out for:

What to look out for when buying Android phones

  • Messaging;

SMS and MMS message, including e-mail messaging and social application Instant message such as Whatsapp,Viber, e.t.c

It has a primary web browser in its all app menu

  • Voice based features;

Google search through voice is enabled in all android phones

  • Multitasking;

Multitasking of applications with unique handing of memory allocation is available.

  • Screen Capture;

Android supports capturing a screenshot by pressing the power and volume-down buttons at the same time. Prior to Android 4.0, the alternative methods for lower version is through customize applications e.g. Screenshot Ultimate

  • Multiple language support; Android supports multiple languages

Connectivity; Android supports connectivity technologies including GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, NFC, IDEN and WiMax.

  • Media;

Android supports media streaming. Android supports the following audio/video media formats: WebM, ACC, 3GP, MP4, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB (in 3GP container), MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, JEPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WebP.

  • Purchase phones from reputable mobile manufacturer
  • Be sure of the battery life span
  • Check the durability of the phone: Make sure it does not look to fragile that it can get damaged easily

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  1. Psalmuel4praiz

    September 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Yeah, This is cool and the real truth…. keep it up Bro

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Google Assistant will now donate to your favorite charity on Android and Google home

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As we enter into another year, it is good you start on a positive note, and one of the best ways to do these is by donating to charity. There are so many charity organization in the world today in which you can choose to donate your contribution too.
When you donate to charity, you create opportunities to meet new people who believe in the same causes that inspire you. That, and making a real impact on those causes, can infuse your everyday life with more meaning.
However, And one way to do it is with Google Assistant. This feature was rolled out in December 2018, which makes it easier to make a charitable donation through the Play Store.

Google Assistant will now donate to your favorite charity on Android and Google home

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According to report by 9to5Google, Users can donate to 501(c)(3) public charities in the U.S. Once Google Assistant receives the command to make a donation, the user can name the organization of their choice if they haven’t already, and the amount of their gift. Google prompts the user to finalize the donation and the money is then routed to Network for Good, a nonprofit that processes donations for charities.
Note, To begin the process, first make sure you have already enabled Google Assistant Payments, which lets you make all kinds of purchases and reservations via voice.

Meanwhile confirming this updates, a Google spokesperson said in a statement to Mashable, “We hope that the simplicity and convenience of donating with the Google Assistant will encourage more people to give back to the causes they love.”

What are you waiting for, Start the new year on a more positive note by donating to your favorite charity organization on Android and Google home, also we advice you let your friends and family know of your charitable donations, they may find themselves more motivated to undertake their own efforts to give.

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Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

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Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

Ever wondered why some Chinese companies are able to give you a smartphone loaded with high end specs and decent build quality, at a price way less than what world famous brands do? Chinese smartphones are often cheaper because  they don’t have  the same overheads as brands that have physical stores. Did you see the announcement of the Galaxy S6? Have you heard of the contract Robert Downey Jr signed last year with HTC? Or that Sony wants to promote the Xperia Z5 in a new James Bond film? These things cost a fortune. A fortune that you, the customer, end up paying. Tecno must have fallen on your ear. Browse https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones/tecno, where you can find an affordable Tecno smartphone in your city. So check this Tecno i7 to see whether, it really stands a chance in the already overcrowded african smartphone market?  

Design

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The Tecno I7 is a modern looking gadget,  that is very similar to  other smartphones in  the market. On the right side  are the power  and volume buttons. Tecno has given the power key a textured finish, which helps distinguish it from the volume keys just by feel.While, the front side looks expensive, the rear panel, looks borrowed, this is where i7 loses points is in terms of originality.  

Display

Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

Tecno i7 comes with 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, which gives bright  and decent colors while watching movies, youtube or web browsing. You can also regulate the brightness manually or choose automatic adjustment option.  

Hardwear and softwear

Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

The I7 runs a heavily skinned version of Android called Hi OS and powered by a 1.3 GHz  MediaTek processor paired up  with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone has 32GB of internal memory along with a duo SIM card slot as well, wish you expand  the memory storage. It supports 3G, 4G and other connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Fingerprint sensor is accurate and responsive.  

Camera

Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

The front camera has  a resolution of 13 megapixels paired with with a Quad LED flash. It offers good colour and fast shutter speed.The  camera is snappy and gives  you easy access  to some of the options right from the main screen. You can swipe to switch from photo capturing mode to video mode, as well as change to  other modes like Beauty and Panorama. Unfortunately,  the front 16 MP  camera with Front LED flash promises  a lot on paper, but fails to deliver.

Battery

Tecno i7 battery

One the strongest points of the Tecno i7 is its battery. The smartphone equipped  with a 4,000mAh battery  that supports fast charging. The Rocket Charge will get you 80% charge within 70  minutes.

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Why You Still Need An MP3 Player

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Only five or ten years ago MP3 players were the most popular devices for listening to music, but as mobile phones became more and more advanced, MP3 players started to lose their popularity. However, there are still plenty of reasons to choose an MP3 player over a music app in your smartphone. You can buy MP3 players and lots of other electronics in Nigeria at unbelievably low prices by simply following this link: https://jiji.ng/electronics

Low cost gadget

Even the latest MP3 player model is still cheaper than a mid-range smartphone, so if you often break or lose your device, an MP3 player can become your low-risk investment. For example, it may turn out that replacing the screen on your iPhone costs as much as a new iPod, so dropping your device on the ground can have different consequences depending on which gadget you prefer.
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Take the most out of your music collection

Most music fans have huge collections of MP3 files on their computer – they can be downloaded from the Internet or converted from music CDs. An MP3 player becomes the most suitable device for playing these files. Modern smartphones are mostly designed for using music apps and subscription services, while transferring and organizing MP3 files on your phone can turn out to be quite tricky. An MP3 player will let you effortlessly select music by artist, album or track title, or even release year. And don’t forget the super convenient playlist feature!
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Perfect for active lifestyle

Keeping fit and leading an adventurous life are today’s biggest trends, and music is an essential component of active lifestyle. No matter what you’re into – running, going into the gym, hiking, cycling, or climbing – an MP3 player is a much lighter and smaller device than your mobile phone, which means it’s much more convenient to carry around. Plus, many MP3 players like the iPod Shuffle have special clips, so you don’t have to keep them in your pocket.
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Save battery life

One of the biggest problems of smartphone users is the battery that dies in the middle of the day even when you’re not actively using the phone. Obviously, listening to music for hours has an even more drastic effect on the battery life. MP3 players, however, are known for lasting for days while playing music non-stop. That way you can take the pressure off your phone’s battery while enjoying your favorite tunes wherever you are without worrying about the battery life of your devices.

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