Monday, 17 April 2017

It’s time for flawless selfies!

How many times have you clicked a selfie and said, “It’s perfect!”? We admit it has never happened to us. Our gallery is filled with selfies taken from the wrong angle or under unflattering light. The quest for the perfect selfie has often made us miss a moment. And your favourite smartphone brands are not far behind, introducing selfie expert smartphones that are proving us wrong. Oppo’s 2017 introduction are F3 and F3 Plus which promises to make our selfie experience bigger and brighter.

Oppo F3 is a gadget that just keeps on giving. It has a display size of 5.5 inch and the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor which is making waves in the market for its efficiency. You can store apps and as many selfies you want to with an internal memory of 4 GB Ram . Selfie lovers should take note of Oppo F3’s Dual front camera - one with 16 MP and one 8 MP camera which has 120° wide angle camera making it compatible for both individual and group selfies. 

Oppo’s F3 Plus only adds to the interest of the selfie smartphone with newer specifications that also satisfy a consumers want for an attractive gadget. It’s upped the game of the market with an Ultra-fine Six String Antenna Lines which is divided into two sets of three antennas. Each line is 0.3mm thick adding to the streamlined style of the smartphone. F3 also works on 6 frequency ranges and has a built-in Wi-Fi amplifier. For further efficiency, the device decides which antenna to use for best 4G available on Wi-Fi.

Most smartphones available in the market offer fingerprint sensors. Oppo F3 Plus uses a sensor with hydrophobic coating. This coating behaves on the principle of a water-resistant lotus leaf. It simply means that the sensor can read your fingerprint, even if you have just washed your hands.

Our vote goes to F3 Plus more than F3 because of it’s look and hydrophobic fingerprint sensor. If you are looking for a smartphone with selfie features and a powerful processor, then check out these two models at Viveks.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Taking Selfies to The Next Level

Over the last few years, front camera for selfie has become one of the major aspects of most smartphones. It would be difficult to say how and where it began. As far as we remember, it was Sony Ericsson's Z1010 that was the first phone with a front facing camera. The phone had a 0.3 megapixel camera. Looking at it today, this brand known for its innovative designs and features (remember the Walkman phone?), rarely finds a mention in the selfie game. As the concept of selfies became more popular, smartphone brands too started focusing more on the virtues of the front facing cameras with increased resolutions, additional features such as image sensors, flash etc. This selfie sensation has become so strong that brands have started introducing "Selfie smartphones," making it the primary selling proposition for the products. The example of this that clearly stands out is from the house of Oppo smartphones (Will focus on this brand in our upcoming blog posts). The idea was well accepted by people at large and the suit was obviously followed by other players.

This brings us to the two smartphones we are focusing on, in this post. Vivo V5 and its upgraded variant, Vivo V5 Plus. Both these phones are frontrunners in the race to provide the best front camera photo experience. Camera resolution always plays an important part in the minds of buyers when they look at the smartphone specifications. Vivo V5 and Vivo V5 Plus with a 20 megapixel front cam, are way ahead of the competition. Vivo V5 Plus in fact, has taken it a notch higher by introducing dual selfie lens, the first one to do so, with the primary lens resolution of 20 MP and the secondary one being an 8 MP one.

The resolution, however, is just one of the aspects and Vivo does not stop at just this one. Vivo V5 comes teamed with Sony IMX376 image sensor that promises crystal clear pictures. Your pictures can be further enhanced with the unique  Moonlight Flash for low light photography and Face Beauty Mode 6.0. In V5 Plus, you can also add focus to pictures after they've been clicked. All these attributes thus make sure you get a perfect selfie experience.

Not forgetting the other performance needs of any smartphone, these phones are backed by a 4 GB RAM. V5 runs on a 1.5 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor while V5 Plus is powered by 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor. Both the phones come with a dual sim slot and can support 3G and 4G connectivity. On the rear end, Vivo V5 and V5 Plus host a 13 MP and a 16 MP back camera and battery of 3000 mAh and 3055 mAh respectively. Other features include multi-screen and eye protection mode as well as fingerprint unlocking. 

All in all, if a better camera is what you look for in your next smartphone, these two models, especially V5 Plus must be one of the models in your consideration. You can find them along with every other major brand at Viveks.