Thursday, July 20, 2017

Infinix Smart X5010 Specifications, Review and Price

Infinix Smart X5010 Specifications, Review and Price

Infinix smart X5010 review

Infinix mobility just launched the Infinix Smart X5010. This is the first device in the new "smart series" of Android phones.

The X5010 is a budget friendly cell phone. The device comes in 5 colour options including Blue, Red, Green, Black and Gold.
It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Where can I buy the Infinix Smart X5010 and pay on delivery 

The Infinix smart is available on Jumia Nigeria. At a price of ₦32000
Click here to buy you get a 20% discount.


Let's Review and take a look at the specs of this cheap phone by infinix.

Body and Design 

Looking at the back of the device we see the Infinix logo in the middle, with the smart logo beneath this. The rear camera with flash is at the upper left corner.

The front on the other hand houses the selfie snapper which is located at the top left side while a dual speaker can be found directly beneath the display.
Infinix smart X5010 various colours on jumia

One thing that stands out is that this device has wide bezels both at the top and beneath the display.

The device weighs 145g and measures 144.9*71.9*8.35mm. Other design elements are the volume rocker on the right side with the power button directly beneath it. The left on the other hand is free of buttons.

Battery 

Infinix smart battery lasts for two days
There is a 3060mAh battery on board. Infinix promises that this battery will last for two days of heavy usage.

You can also use the pre installed battery saver to make your battery last longer.


Processor and Operating System 

The Infinix smart X5010 runs of Android 7 Nougat. Powering this cell phone is a MT6580 chipset with quad core cortex processor with a speed of 1.3GHz.

You get no 4G LTE here, what we have here is 3G.


Display 

The Infinix X5010 has a 5-inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 720*1280. Images and videos will come out crisp and clear.


Camera 

A smartphone is incomplete without a camera. The infinix smart has an 8 MP camera with flash at the rear. The front camera on the other hand has a 2MP camera.

Picture quality on the rear camera is better than the front camera. Images taken in low light environments appears grainy. If you want to take great looking pictures with the camera take it outside or ensure that there's is adequate light indoors.

Memory: Internal and External Storage 

To enjoy a smartphone you need adequate RAM and internal memory.
What we have here is a 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM or internal storage. Do you need extra storage for your media files like pictures, videos and documents? No worries. There is a memory card slot that can take up to 32GB of SD card.


Related articles:
Infinix Note 4 Review
How to Update Infinix Phones via OTA
Infinix S2 Pro Specifications and price 

Find the full specification of this device below.


Infinix Smart X5010 Specifications 

DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
  • DIMENSION: 144.9*71.9*8.35mm
  • WEIGHT: 145g
PLATFORM
  • BANDWIDTHGSM:850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    WCDMA:2100 MHz
    (900/2100 MHz for East Africa
    850/900/2100 MHz forTailand &Philippines
    900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for Latam)
  • EDGEYES,UP&DOWN LINK
  • SIM CARDDual MICRO SIM CARD
  • NETWORK3G
  • GPUMT6580
  • CPU FREQUENCYQuad-Core CORTEX 1.3GHz
DATA
  • GPRSYES
  • 3GYES
CAMERA
  • FRONT2M FF
  • REAR8M AF
  • IMAGE SIZEFRONT CAMERA MAX: 1600*1200 
    MAIN CAMERA MAX : 3840*2160
  • VIDEO RECORDINGYES
  • VIDEO CALLINGYES
MEMORY
  • INTERNAL16GB ROM , 1GB RAM
  • EXTRERNAL MEMORYUP TO 32 GB
DISPLAY
  • TypeIPS
  • SIZE5.0” HD
  • RESOLUTION720 x 1280 PIXELS
MULTIMEDIA
  • AUDIO PLAYERMP3 / MIDI / AMR / WAV
  • RINGTONE FORMATMIDI / MP3
  • VIDEO PLAYER3GP / MP4 / AVI
  • PICTURE FORMATPNG / JPEG / BMP/ GIF
ENTERTAINMENT
  • FM RADIOYES
  • VOICE RECODINGYES
  • E-BOOK READERCustomization
  • GAMECustomization
BATTERY
  • CAPACITY3060mAh
  • STANDBY TIME250H
CONNECTION
  • GPS NAVIGATIONYES
  • WiFi ( WLAN )802.11 b/g/n
  • BLUETOOTHYES, V4.0
  • USB PORT5 Pin MICRO-USB
  • EARPHONE3.5mm
  • OTGYES
SENSORS & TOOLS
  • G-SENSORYES
  • LIGHT SENSORYES
  • PROXIMITY SENSORYES
OPERATING SYSTEM
  • OPERATING SYSTEMAndroid N

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Nokia 105 and 130 (2017) Feature Phones - Specs Review and Price

New Nokia 105 and 130 (2017) Feature Phones - Specs Review and Price

Nokia 105 and 130


HDM Global has launched two new Nokia devices. The Nokia 105 and 130. If you are familiar with Nokia phones then you should know Nokia already has Nokia already released older versions of these phones in 2013 and 2014.

What we have here is a 2017 reboot of these feature phones. Just like Nokia 3310 was rebuilt earlier this year.

The two new Nokia phones is cheaper than the new Nokia 3310. They both have dual SIM variant and both sport 1.8-inch QVGA display.


Nokia 105, Nokia 130 Price and Availability 


The New Nokia 105 2017 edition will be made available across all retail and online stores in Nigeria starting July 19, and will be priced at about ₦5000 for the single SIM variant while the dual SIM variant will go for ₦6000.

We have no official price for the Nokia 130. It will be announced soon. We will update this post as soon as the price and availability is known.

Nokia 105: Body 

Nokia 105 blue

The new Nokia 105 sports an all new design, so it looks quite different than it's predecessor. 

It has an improved 1.8-inch QVGA display and comes in 3 colour options: white, Black and blue.  An 800mAh removable battery powers this device. HDM Global claims that you get 15 hours of talk time and a month of standby. 

It features a new island keymat with separated keys for easy usability. It has a tough polycarbonate shell and has the standard headphone jack and a MicroUSB charging port. 

Nokia 105 Software 

The Nokia 105 runs on the Nokia series 30+ software platform. It has a 4MB ROM and a 4MB RAM. It is pre loaded with Snake Xenia game and FM radio. It can store up to 500 SMS and 2000 contacts. 


Nokia 105 Full Specifications 

In the box
Nokia 105 device
Quick start guide
Micro-USB charger
Charging/data cable
Performance
Software platform Nokia Series 30+
RAM 4MB
Storage 4MB ROM
Display
Size 1.8"
Type QQVGA
Battery
Type 800 mAh2
Removable Yes
Design
Colors Black, Blue, White
Size 112.0 x 49.5 x 14.4mm
Weight 73.0g (including battery)
Networks
GSM 900/1800 (EU)
850/1900 (US)
Connectivity
Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm AHJ
SIM card type Mini-SIM

Nokia 130 body

Nokia 130

It is beautifully designed with a polycarbonate shell that keeps its colour even when scratched. 

It has an improved 1.8-inch QVGA display. It sports a 1020mAh removable battery. The Nokia 130 is more feature packed than the 105. This handset has a camera that will let you take pictures and record videos.

The standard 3.5mm head phone jack will allow you to listen to music with the FM radio or its mp3 player.

The phone sports an island keymat with separated keys for greater usability. It comes in single and dual SIM model.

Nokia 130 Software 

The Nokia 130 (2017) runs on the Nokia series 30+ software platform. It has a 4MB RAM and 8MB ROM with a microSD card slot that allows you to insert a 32GB SD card.  It is also pre loaded with Snake Xenia game, FM radio and Mp3 player. You can listen to 44 hours of music playback from the FM radio and also get a month of standby from a single charge. Take a look at the full specs of this device below:


Nokia 130 Full Specifications 

In the box
• Nokia 130 device
• Quick start guide
• Micro USB charger
• Charging/data cable5
Performance
• OS: S30+
• RAM: 4MB
• Storage: 8MB ROM plus microSD-slot (up to 32GB support)
Display
• Size: 1.8"
• Type: QQVGA
Battery
• Type: 1020 mAh
• Removable: yes
Design
• Colors: Red, Grey, Black
• Size: 111.5x48.4x14.2mm
Networks
• GSM 900/1800 (EU)
Connectivity
• Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm AHJ, BT v3.0
• SIM card type: mini-SIM

Where can I buy the Nokia 105 and Nokia 130 in Nigeria? 

You can buy them at retail stores around you. You can also buy it online from Jumia or Konga



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shopnow.ng: Africa's 1st Online Store that Accepts Bitcoins as Payment

Shopnow.ng: Africa's 1st Online Store that Accepts Bitcoins as Payment

Have you been looking for a place to spend your Bitcoins in Africa or Nigeria? If your answer is yes, Shopnow.ng is Africa's first online store to accept Bitcoins as payment.

Read their press release below:

SHOPNOW. NG SET TO LAUNCH ITS ONLINE STORE 

Africa's first online store that accepts BITCOIN (Digital currency) as the only means of payment, SHOPNOW. NG, is set to launch the first and most affordable online store where Bitcoin can be traded for goods and services and exchanged with ease in Nigeria.

WHAT IS BITCOIN 

Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is perhaps best
described as 'cash for the Internet', but Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence. Bitcoin is often referred to as digital cash, cryptocurrency, an international payment network the internet of money etc — but whatever you call it, Bitcoin is a revolution that is changing the way everyone sees and uses money. The beauty of Bitcoin is that it requires no central servers or third-party clearing houses to settle transactions-all payments are peer-to-peer (P2P) and are settled in about 10 minutes — unlike credit card payments, which can take weeks or months before they're finally settled.

WHY SHOPNOW. NG? 

The Commerce industry has recorded massive growth in recent years in Nigeria and it's only just beginning as the world is gradually moving towards a new era of digital assets. Digital currencies are finding their way into the market and everyday a lot of people see them as an opportunity to store wealth and exchange value. Bitcoin is becoming more popular in Nigeria and today the country has the highest volume of Bitcoin transactions in Africa and according to google trends, Nigeria is the country that search the word "Bitcoin" the most on google. com in the whole world. Exchange companies has emerged to help Nigerians convert their Bitcoin to Naira and vice versa but there is a need that is yet to be met, there is a gap that is needed to be
filled.... Nigerians need to be able to trade with their Bitcoin directly without having to convert it to Naira, Nigerians should be able to top-up their mobile phones and pay with Bitcoin without having to convert to Naira. This need. This gap, this vacuum is what SHOPNOW. NG has came to
fill. Shopnow. Ng is Africa's first online store that will accept Bitcoin as the only payment option.

Spend your Bitcoins at shopnowng



The official launch, themed —"Redefining Online Shopping in Africa" is scheduled for Saturday, 29 July 2017 at Ruby Hall (2nd floor) 103 Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos.

It will host top investors, business owners and other brands from Nigeria and the rest of the world to discuss the potentials of digital currencies and how African entrepreneurs can leverage on the technology to make fortunes.

The website will not only be responsive, easy to use and very accessible but will have special features that will include: On-site live support. Mobile app that will allow customers shop on the go and a page dedicated to enlightening people about Bitcoin and its importance, making it easy
for people to understand the new currency and subscribe to it.

Top socral media influencers including BISOLA (BBN first runner up), Noltwrood actor and TV
presenter, REKIYA YUSUF among others will also be gracing the launch. Thereby, creating awareness and publicity.


Shopnowng brand ambassador


The official launch, themed —"Redefining Online Shopping in Af rica" is scheduled for Saturday, 29 July 2017 at Ruby Hall (2nd floor) 103 Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos.

It will host top investors, business owners and other brands from Nigeria and the rest of the world to discuss the potentials of digital currencies and how African entrepreneurs can leverage on the technology to make fortunes.

The website will not only be responsive, easy to use and very accessible but will have special
features that will include : On-site live support. Mobile app that will allow customers shop on the
go and a page dedicated to enlightening people about Bitcoin and its importance, making it easy
for people to understand the new currency and subscribe to it.

Top social media influencers including BISOLA (BBN first runner up), Nollywood actor and TV presenter, REKIYA YUSUF among others will also be gracing the launch. Thereby, creating awareness and publicity.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

WhatsApp to Support YouTube Videos directly with the App

WhatsApp to Support YouTube Videos directly with the App


The latest version update of WhatsApp on iOS has a hidden feature that allows you to watch YouTube videos directly from WhatsApp.

Previously, When you are sent a YouTube link on WhatsApp, clicking on the link will launch the YouTube app. This new update eliminates the use of the YouTube app and will make use of the picture in picture mode to view YouTube video directly from WhatsApp.

You can pinch to zoom the video. You can watch it in full-screen mode, and you can also briefly hide the video without stopping playback and continue to read your messages.

The video below shows how this works
Watch the video here.

However, video playback will stop when you switch to another chat.


This feature is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only, due to the good screen size.

This feature isn't available for WhatsApp for Android and Windows for now. We will let you know as soon as it's available for these platforms.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

YouTube Adds 3 seconds Thumbnail Preview for Videos

YouTube Adds 3 seconds Thumbnail Preview for Videos

YouTube 3 seconds preview for videos

Bye to click baits thumbnails on YouTube because, video thumbnail preview has been added to YouTube on desktops. This should be coming to mobile soon.

Users can now point their cursor on any video and get a random 3 seconds preview of the video content. This only works on chrome and Opera for desktop and is not available on mobile yet.

This is a welcome development because, the lack of thumbnail preview meant that you cannot predict the content of a video  without clicking it. Especially videos from untrusted content creators who use clickbait images as thumbnails, even though, the content of the thumbnail is unrelated to their video.

YouTube's support post says, "Currently, creators are not able to select the preview that is shown."

Tweet: YouTube adds 3 set thumbnail preview for videos https://ctt.ec/05NS8+

This feature is already available for on YouTube mobile app built for India. The YouTube Go app allows Indian users to preview a video before deciding if they want to watch or stream it. There by saving data used in streaming a wrong video.

I can't wait for this to be available on mobile. What do you think?

How to Share Any Filetype on WhatsApp

How to Share Any Filetype on WhatsApp


WhatsApp Inc keeps adding new features to the instant messaging chat app. They've introduced features like video calling, The Snapchat-like status update and now the ability to share any filetype.

File sharing is not new on WhatsApp. The ability to send audio, images and videos has always been available. Then the ability to send documents in pdf format was introduced.

In the latest update of the app, sharing of all file types is now supported. You can share any file type on WhatsApp for Android, iOS and WhatsApp web.

Although, there is a limit to the file size you can share.

The file sharing limit is 100MB on Android, 128MB on iOS and 64MB on Web.


Tweet: You can now share Any Filetype on WhatsApp https://ctt.ec/OScEb+


 How to Share any Filetype on WhatsApp


  • Tap on the attachment icon on the bottom  of the screen in the chat box. 
  • Go to 'Documents' 
  • Then select any file you want to share, but make sure it doesn't exceed the file sharing limit size. 
  • Tap on send in the pop-up confirmation window. 

This is a great feature, that allows you to send files you would otherwise have to send by email. However, you must be careful and you should only download files from trusted contacts. 

This is because it's also any easy way to share malicious malwares. Especially apk files on Android, exercise caution while installing a shared apk file. 

What Filetype will you be sharing most? For me, apk and epub files. 

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Get Free 25GB Data and Smartwatch from Konga

Get Free 25GB Data and Smartwatch from Konga

Free data and Smartwatch when you buy ntel Nova from Konga

I love freebies. I am sure you do too. Here is a free gift for you, get free 25GB data and a smartwatch when you buy the ntel Nova.

Looking at the phone it looks like a feature phone, looks can be deceiving they say. This saying is spot-on in this situation because, the ntel Nova is actually a smartphone. A 4G LTE touch screen phone with Alpha numeric keyboard, running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Here is what ntel has to say about this phone:

ntel NOVA is the latest addition to our VoLTE device portfolio. It combines all the features and functionality of a smartphone at the price of a feature phone. It comes in a choice of 3 colours: Grey, Gold and Rose Gold, with 2 awesome bundles that give you access to super fast Internet and crystal clear HD calls for up to 90 days.

Specifications of  ntel Nova 

  • OS -Android 6.0
  • Dual SIM ( ntel + GSM)
  • Memory-8GB+1GB
  • Camera-rear 2MP FF, front VGA FF
  • Bluetoot -4.0
  • FM Radio
  • Wifi?802.11 b/g/n
  • USB: Micro USB 2.0
  • Ear jack: 3.5mm
  • Card slots: 2 micro SIM, 1 Memory card Slot
  • Battery: 1800mAh
  • 4 dedicated touch keys for internet apps
  • Free Activity Tracker
  • Network covers Lagos, Abuja and Port harcourt
You can read more about ntel Nova here


How to win the 25GB Data and Smartwatch 

The popular Nigeria online shopping mall -Konga, will give you 25GB data and a smartwatch for every ntel NOVA phone you buy for just ₦25,000.

You can even by this at a lower price of ₦23,750 when you use Konga pay at checkout. 

If you are shopping for a 4G LTE phone you should click the button below. 



Ntel 4G coverage is only available in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, so you should only buy this phone if you reside in any of these cities. 

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Get 10 times the Value of your Recharge from Etisalat Super Bonus Offer

Get 10 times the Value of your Recharge from Etisalat Super Bonus Offer

Etisalat gives you 10000 value for calls and data

Even though Etisalat Nigeria as we know it is about to undergo a phenomenal change, their subscribers are still paramount in their minds.

Etisalat unveiled a special offer called Super Bonus Offer. 

Who is it for 

This offer is available for all Etisalat subscribers both new and existing customers on easystarter, easycliq, talkzone and cliqlite. 

What do we get 

New customers get 10x that is 10 times the value of their recharge daily for voice calls and data to all networks in the first month. So if your first recharge for the day is ₦1000 you get ₦10000 bonus. 

Existing customers get 7 times the  value if their  first recharge daily for voice calls only to all networks for 30days.

Read : Get 20x your Recharge on Airtel 


How to Activate Super Bonus Offer 

To activate the New Etisalat Super Bonus Offer, dial *819*1# to enjoy this offer. 
It works for both new and old customers. 

What is the Validity of the Voice and Data Bonus 

The voice bonus is valid for 7 days. 
The data bonus is valid for 1 day. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Etisalat to Exit Nigeria

Etisalat to Exit Nigeria

Etisalat leaves Nigeria


Update: Etisalat is now known as 9mobile. I guess they love the number nine — 0809ja



Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat International has ended its management agreement with Etisalat Nigeria.

The mobile network has been given a three weeks ultimatum to phase out its operations in Nigeria.

This was as a result of the $1.2 billion loan fiasco.

Although, regulators intervened last week to save Etisalat Nigeria from a collapse, they failed.

On Monday, Mr. Dowidar said all UAE shareholders of Etisalat Nigeria, including state-owned investment fund Mubadala, had exited the company and left the board and management.


This isn't the first time a re-branding of this nature is happening in Nigeria. Airtel Nigeria, formerly known as ECONET has gone through a similar phase severally.

Etisalat Nigeria started operating in Nigeria on 23rd October 2008. The company has over 21 million subscribers, and offers voice calls, SMS and Data over 2G, 3G, and 4G.

Which company do you think is going to take over Etisalat. Are you unhappy to see them leave?