Sunday, April 30, 2017

BLU R1 Plus Specifications, Price in US, Nigeria and UK

BLU R1 Plus Specifications, Price in US, Nigeria and UK

The Blu R1 Plus has been launched in the United States with decent specifications such as the 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek 6737 processor, 2GB/3GB RAM as well as well as 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. For the photography department, the Blu R1 Plus packs a 13-megapixel primary camera at the back and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Blu R1 Plus Smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery. In terms of design and weight, it measures 153.00 x 76.60 x 10.50 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 190.00 grams.

The Blu R1 Plus supports dual SIM (GSM and GSM). Interestingly, connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor but no fingerprint. Below is the full specs of the Blu R1 Plus.

BLU R1 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS

✔️ TECHNOLOGY

NETWORKS: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G: LTE 2 / 4 / 7 / 12 / 17
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

✔️ PLATFORM
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions: 153 x 76.6 x 10.5 mm
Weight: 190 g

✔️ DISPLAY
5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels, IPS LCD 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

✔️ SENSORS
Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass

✔️ BUILD
Metal frame + Metal back cover
Colour: Slate Gray

✔️ PROCESSOR
Processor Type: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: MediaTek MT6737
Graphics Processor: Mali-T720

✔️ MEMORY
RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 64 GB

✔️ CAMERA
Rear: 13 megapixels, f2.2 phase detection autofocus, with LED flash
Video recording: 1080p@30fps
Front-facing: 5 megapixels with LED flash

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Music Support: AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

SEE ALSO... Blu Life One X2 Mini Specs and Price

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth: v4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSBv2.0

✔️ BATTERY
Charging: 5V/2A charger included
Battery: 4000 mAh

✔️ STATUS
Launch Date: April 28, 2017
Availability: April 29, 2017

✔️ PRICE
Launch Price in the USA: $140 for 16 GB variant / $160 for 32 GB variant
Nigeria: N42,700/N48,800
UK: €128/€147

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Weekend Poll: What Is Your Best Mobile Phone Brand?

Weekend Poll: What Is Your Best Mobile Phone Brand?

I know this question may be challenging to answer correctly right now because of confusing number of mobile phone brands who are doing very well in terms of production of quality smartphones with great specs.

Gone are the days when it was a battle between two or three mobile brands, in fact, there was a time it was only Nokia products reigning but all that is now a history. The emergence of new brands from China (mainly) have really changed everything.

Today, we see new phone brands such as Xiaomi, Vkworld, Infinix, Tecno, Gionee doing very well and producing impressive flagship phones that posses threats to the likes of iPhones and Samsung devices.

So my question this weekend is to know your best mobile phone brand. Assuming you are presented with flagship phones from different brands, which one will you choose? Let's the Poll begin!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Latest Etisalat & MTN Do-Not-Disturb Codes To Opt Out Of Unsolicited SMS

Latest Etisalat & MTN Do-Not-Disturb Codes To Opt Out Of Unsolicited SMS

Telecom giants MTN and Etisalat has launched Do-Not-Disturb (DND) codes to opt out of all the Unsolicited SMS messages that are sent in your phone without your consent.

Recall, in the month of May 2016, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) issued an order to all telecommunication industries in the country to stop sending useless SMS and adverts to their customers lines without their consent or face being fined heavily for it. Now, i think MTN don't want to face the situation they met at the very end of last year so they are now the one to Kickstart the process in compliance with NCC direction.
Etisalat DND code

We all know how painful and disturbing it is when your phone keep on beeping because of messages that doesn't interest you. We have even gone as far as using some apps to block certain numbers known for sending those Unsolicited messages but after everything, the network providers would still device a way to intrude into our lines and bombard us with adverts.

Thanks to MTN for complying

How To Stop Receiving Unsolicited SMS From MTN Via DND
Just Send HELP to 2442 for free and you’ll see options to opt out from any particular sms campaign ranging from educational, health, sport, banking etc..

The Messages reads as below

"ent/IT,
SMS 7: Tourism & Leisure
SMS 8: Sport
SMS 9: Religion
STATUS: To check your DND status.

DND options. Send any option below to 2442. STOP: To stop all sms. ALLOW: To receive all SMS.
SMS 1: To receive Banking / Insurance/ Financial Products. SMS 2: Real Estate. SMS 3: Education. SMS 4: Health.
SMS 5: To receive Consumer goods & Automobiles sms.
SMS 6: Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment"

How To Opt Out Of Etisalat Unsolicited SMS
Text STOP to 2442

banking,insurance & financial products: SMS 1 to 2442
=> real estate: SMS 2 to 2442
=> education SMS: 3 to 2442
=> health: SMS 4 to 2442
=> consumer goods & automobiles: SMS 5 to 2442
=> communication/broadcasting/entertainment/IT: SMS 6 to 2442
=> tourism & leisure: SMS 7 to 2442
=> sports: SMS 8 to 2442
=> religion: SMS 9 to 2442

READ ALSO 📖

How To Opt Out Of Annoying Etisalat Unsolicited SMS

See How To Schedule SMS On Android, iPhone And IPad

So to opt out from any of the adverts or services, just reply with the corresponding number from the lists.
I am still expecting something like this from other network providers in the country. Thanks to NCC though.
Facebook Messenger Lite Is Now Available in Nigeria + 150 Other Countries

Facebook Messenger Lite Is Now Available in Nigeria + 150 Other Countries

Finally, the lightweight version of Facebook Messenger app is available in Nigeria plus other 150 countries and it is called Messenger lite. The app is faster, uses less data and works in all network conditions as it's designed for people using low-end android devices or people who feels the full-fledged version is heavy, slows their phone or consumes data a lot.
  1. Messenger Lite
    Messenger Lite 
Facebook launched this Messenger Lite in October last year, but up until this point it was available only for a few regions. The app is now out in 150 additional countries, including Nigeria, Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands to mention but a few.

Messenger Lite, just like the Facebook Lite app requires less memory and processing power to operate, and it even uses less data than the regular messenger app. Below are some highlights of the features of this app.

FEATURES OF MESSENGER LITE

✔️ Installs fast – The app is smaller, so it downloads quickly and uses less storage space.
✔️ Loads quickly - You can send text, photos and links to anyone who uses Messenger, Messenger Lite or Facebook Lite.
✔️ Uses less data - Be more efficient with your mobile data and save space for other apps. Using less data will save you more money.
✔️ Works on all networks - It's designed for 2G networks and areas with slow or unstable internet connections. If you don't have a connection, your messages will be delivered when you have signal.
✔️ Works on most Android phones - you can use it on almost any type of Android phone, new or old, including Gingerbread.

WHERE TO GET IT?
Download Messenger Lite

There are more than 1million downloads already on Playstore.
Photo credit: google play

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New Glo Data Plans: 50% Data Volume Reduction Applied

New Glo Data Plans: 50% Data Volume Reduction Applied

Glo has reduced their data plans volume to an unprecedented 50% to the dissatisfaction of their subscribers who have been enjoying almost double of the data volume which other networks in Nigeria offers. Am yet to deduce the reason for this sudden upturn from our usual data friendly indigenous network provider. Maybe recession or something else, I can't just tell for now.
New glo data plans
Before this new data review, Globacom on the Glo’s "Always Micro plan" would spend N1,000 to get 3.2 GB of data for 30 days. But right now, it's been reduced to just 1.6 GB at the same price. Which translates to a 50% slash in data volume. Same thing is applicable to subscribers on "Always Min", your N5,000 will no longer get you 24 GB of data but just 12 GB.

Note that this data plan revision affects both 3G and 4G data bundles, so it doesn’t matter which is your preferred. You get a 50% cut in data volume across board. This brings Glo’s data plans down to the same level as what you get from any of the other members of the Big Four networks. For instance, N1,000 on MTN or Airtel will get you 1.5 GB of data while Etisalat remains as the most expensive data network in Nigeria (as at the time of this report) because with N1000, you get just 1gb but you are assured of great browsing and downloading speed experience.
Glo 4g data plans
Glo data plans
Well, I think Glo just made a very bad decision that will hurt them in the near future because most people that were subscribing for their data bundles did so because of the tempting data volume attached to it but now it's removed, I think some people will have a rethink and switch back to a more faster network. Unless those in areas with better Glo network.

UPDATE:

Glo has made it more clear in a new tweet stressing that this newly revised data plans is effective if you fail to resubscribe after 3 days your current data got expired. In other words, if you subscribe for a new data plan immediately your active plan expires, you will still enjoy the former data bundle rates.


What do you think about this new change? Is it the CHANGE we wanted? 😁 this change of a thing is affecting every sector of this country. God help our nation.
Vivo V5s Specifications, Price - Features 20MP Selfie Camera

Vivo V5s Specifications, Price - Features 20MP Selfie Camera

When talking about countries with advancing technology and highest influx of smartphones, India is the name in mind as we have seen countless of smartphones released from so many brands reased in the country as well as applicable. Having said, the Vivo V5s is one of the new phones to grace the Indian tech market with impressive specifications which includes the amazing 20-megapixel front selfie camera setup, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and a host of other premium features which are listed below in the specs sheet. So let's take a look at Vivo V5s specifications and price.

Vivo V5s Specifications and Price


✔️ Technology
GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G: FDD-LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 40 / 41
SIM Type: Micro + Nano SIM (dual stand-by)

✔️ Platform
OS: Android 6 Marshmallow + Funtouch OS 3.0

✔️ Design
Dimensions: 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55 mm
Weight: 154 g

✔️ Display
5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD Capacitive 2.5D curved glass touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass

✔️ Sensors
Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Ambient, Proximity, e-Compass
Build:

✔️ Colours
Rose Gold. Matte Black

✔️ Processor
Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core
Processor Name: Mediatek MT6750
Graphics Processor:

✔️ Memory
RAM: 4 GB
Internal Storage: 64 GB
External Storage: MicroSD up to 256 GB

✔️ Cameras
Rear: 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus camera, PDAF, LED flash
Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
Front-facing: 20 megapixel, f/2.0, flash

✔️ Multimedia
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

✔️ Connectivity
Bluetooth: v4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB OTG

✔️ Battery
Charging:
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh

✔️ Status
Announced: April 27, 2017
Availability: April 27, 2017

✔️ Price


Launch Price in India: INR 18,990
Nigeria: N90,400

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Download Go Multiple Apk To Use Two WhatsApp, Messenger Accounts In One Phone

Download Go Multiple Apk To Use Two WhatsApp, Messenger Accounts In One Phone

And someone asked, I have two WhatsApp accounts, is there any way I can use the two accounts in one phone at the same time? Guess what😯, my answer was an emphatic YES! All thanks to an amazing app called Go Multiple. As the name suggests, it's an app that allows you run multiple Instant messaging apps on the same smartphone without conflicts or any issues. In other words, if you have two accounts for Messaging and tired to log in and out to receive different message, Go Multiple is the answer.
Download go multiple app
Go Multiple App
"GO Multiple" is developed for people who log in more than Two social Accounts of One App with only One Phone, while data of your main account and second account are in parallel and separate storage.

Features Of GO MULTIPLE App


✔️ One app, All message:
We support most Instant Messaging. Multiple accounts can work simultaneously on one device, connect different friends and share parallel information.
✔️ Double Game Experience :
You can open two game accounts for Google Play and get experience for both accounts at the same time! We now support 99% of top games!
✔️ Fast Switch between Interface
Upgraded UI, clear notification to help you fast switch between two accounts.
✔️ Parallel Function, separate storage, zero conflict!
✔️ Small and low CPU consume.
✔️ Privacy and Security

WHERE TO DOWNLOAD IT
Download Go Multiple Apk App

How To Use It


✔️ After downloading and installing the app, it will present you with options to choose the messenger you wish to add multiple accounts. At default, you have Facebook main app, WhatsApp and Facebook Lite but you can add more apps of your choice just below as you can see from this screenshot.
Go multiple accounts
Go Multiple Accounts 
✔️ Then select your preferred IM account and hit the enable button… complete the settings and you are good to go.

SEE ALSO... How To Run Multiple WhatsApp Accounts on iPhone

You can also download parallel space apk which is a related app.

You will surely enjoy it because Go Multiple is a simple application that allows you to run multiple accounts of any instant messenger, be it Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or twitter… you can even run games on the same device. It is an app that clones other apps in a more simpler way. So say goodbye to the days of limitations on running different whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts on one device.
How To Get The SOLO ASPIRE M Smartphone Free From Airtel

How To Get The SOLO ASPIRE M Smartphone Free From Airtel

Airtel Nigeria which is fondly called "the Smartphone Network" is giving away brand new SOLO Aspire M Android smartphone to their customers who subscribe to a special smartphone bundle. According to Airtel Nigeria:

with just N4150 every month for 12 months, that’s all you need to enjoy the complete package of 1GB data, 60min calls, 60 SMS, unlimited social plus a free Solo Aspire M smartphone. Visit Airtel showroom and partner stores to get yours. #GoSolo



How Can I Get the SOLO Aspire M Free?



✔️ Walk into an Airtel retail store and subscribe to the "special Smartphone bundle". The special Smartphone bundle gives you 1 GB data plan, 60 minutes voice call, 60 SMS and unlimited Social Media access for 30 days.
✔️ You will need to present the following: Government-issue ID, Utility bill, and BVN.
✔️ Once subscribed, you get your Aspire M

NOTE: You are required to recharge your line with N4,150 every month for 12 months on the specified date or else your Aspire M will be locked. Whenever you load the airtime, the phone gets unlocked.

SEE ALSO... Full Specifications of Solo Aspire M Smartphone

Hahahahahahaha, in as much as this offer sounds too good, don't forget the fact that you have to be paying N4,150 for one year which is equivalent to N49800. Like seriously? On a smartphone of 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and other low specs? Airtel must be kidding. I don't know about you.
SOLO Aspire M Specifications - Free Phone From Airtel

SOLO Aspire M Specifications - Free Phone From Airtel

This phone called SOLO Aspire M is a basic Android smartphone in terms of specifications and Airtel Nigeria is giving it out free of charge for their customers but wait, it's not totally free because you need to subscribe for a special smartphone data in order to go away with the phone. However, below is the full SOLO Aspire specifications, so check and see if it worths it or not.

SOLO Aspire M Specifications



✔️ TECHNOLOGY

NETWORKS: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 2100
4G: No
SIM Type: Micro SIM

✔️ PLATFORM
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions: 144.3 x 73.1 x 9.8 mm
Weight:

✔️ DISPLAY
5.0 inches, 540 x 960 pixels, IPS display

✔️ SENSORS
Accelerometer, Proximity
Build: Plastic

✔️ COLORS
Warm Silver. Soft Gold.

✔️ PROCESSOR
Processor Type: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: Mediatek MTK6580
Graphics Processor:

✔️ MEMORY
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Storage: 8 GB
External Storage: MicroSD card up to 32 GB

✔️ CAMERA
Rear: 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
Video recording: Yes
Front-facing: 2 megapixel camera

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
Loudspeaker: Mono
Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
FM Radio:
SOLO Music/SOLO View: Unlimited access to 20,000+ songs and movies

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB

✔️ BATTERY
Battery: 1800 mAh

✔️ STATUS
Announcement: April 2017
Availability: April 2017

✔️ PRICE
Launch Price: Free on Airtel Nigeria (but with a Special Smartphone subscription)

MUST READ... How To Get Solo Aspire M For Free
Meizu E2 Specifications, Price in Nigeria, India and China

Meizu E2 Specifications, Price in Nigeria, India and China

The Meizu E2 smartphone comes in three variants but the only noticeable difference is in the memory department which is highlighted in the specs sheet on this page. Meizu E2 has Android 7.0 Nougat and powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor with 2gb/3gb/4gb RAM and 16gb/32gb/64gb internal memory. The rest of the Meizu E2 specifications are listed below:
Meizu E2 Specifications
Meizu E2

MEIZU E2 SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE


✔️ TECHNOLOGY
NETWORKS: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions 153.7 x 75.7 x 7.5 mm (6.05 x 2.98 x 0.30 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

✔️ COLORS
Black, Gold, Silver

✔️ DISPLAY
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
- Flyme 6.0

✔️ PLATFORM
OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T880MP2

✔️ MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

✔️ CAMERA
Primary 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, Quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio To be confirmed
USB Yes

✔️ SENSORS
Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

✔️ FEATURES
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging (mCharge 3.0)
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- MP4/H.265 player
- Document editor
- Photo/video editor

✔️ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery

✔️ STATUS
Announced 2017, April
Launch Date: Exp. release 2017, April 29th

SEE ALSO Meizu MX6 Specs and Price

PRICE

Nigeria: N57,000
India: Rs 12,000
China: CNY 1,289

These are the starting price, it may change with time and the version you are purchasing.