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06/06/2017

Huawei Honor V9 Smartphone on Hand

The Honor V9 is the top Smartphone in the Honor brand, which was launched at a higher price than current models on the market. With the Honor V9, you would find the specifications are improved significantly. The device comes with Quad HD display, dual camera and HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor and comes with a super flat metal boy. Whether the surcharge to the "normal" Honor 8 is worthwhile and where are the strengths and weaknesses, should be described in this experience report.

 

 

Elegant Appearance

 

The Honor V9 is huge, yet elegant and beautiful to look at. The entire body is made of metal; the front is covered by glass with a rounded edge (2.5D glass). With only 6.97 millimeters, the device is quite flat, the 15.7 centimeters in height and the 7.7 centimeters in width, however, make the device so large that a single-handed operation even with large hands no longer possible. If you have not already possessed the same or similar size smartphone, one should definitely feel it in hand before the purchase. Here now Honor offers the V9 in different colors: red, blue, black and gold. There are three versions: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM.

 

 

Good Specification

 

In this report, we will just provide a quick overview of the advantages and disadvantages. Among the advantages is definitely the 5.7 inch Quad HD display (2560 x 1440 pixels). It is not only very sharp, but also offers a great display quality and a very good maximum brightness. The thin body edges around the display are also to be mentioned positively.

 

 

Also the operating system and the software run smoothly in the test. Although the installed Android 7.0 OS is not the latest, but it is comparatively up-to-date and with the EMUI 5.1 interface, most users will probably get along very well, because it is optically nice and offers a lot of functions. The HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-Core processor with 4x 2.4 GHz and 4x 1.8 GHz clock power is the reason for this.

 

 

The dual camera on the back has two sensors: a 12 megapixel color sensor and a 12 megapixel monochrome sensor. Photos are sharp and are (as opposed to videos, more below) absolutely comparable to the images of significantly more expensive smartphones. In particular, the monochrome function is a highlight since the monochrome sensor can still provide good images even in poor light conditions. The battery is also clearly mentioned. With 4,000 mAh it offers a very good capacity and is recharged quite quickly thanks to Quick Charge technology. The battery runtime is normally two days during normal use.

 

 

Some drawbacks

 

The Honor V9 has also revealed some disadvantages in the test. Thus, in addition to the size, the strong heat development is particularly noticeable. The device has often been very warm after a short time of use, for example when apps were downloaded from the PlayStore and pictures were also viewed in the photo gallery. The loudspeaker is definitely not one of the strengths of the Honor V9. It is very loud if necessary, but the sound is quite flat.

 

 

Another disadvantage: the video function. The quality of the recorded video is comparatively bad, which can be determined especially by the strong noise (even in good light). In addition, the picture and sound are not synonymous, which appears when shooting of people very strange. The video function was tested by the way with 1080p Full HD resolution, purely theoretically, the Honor V9 could also record in 4K.

 

 

Since the Honor V9 is also a LTE telephone, the lack of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) function has to be mentioned. The brother models of Huawei (Mate 9, P9, P10, etc.) support voice telephone over the LTE network, but the Honor V9 cannot do this is not quite understandable. Also WiFi calling, thus the telephone over WLAN nets, is not supported.

 

Conclusion

 

The Honor V9 is a very smart smartphone, which is especially worthwhile for lovers of giant displays. Huawei offers a very good and up-to-date technical equipment and can score with a good software. In addition to many positive points, there are also some negative aspects, which should be conscious before a purchase.    

01/06/2017

HTC U11 New Flagship Smartphone Available with LTE Cat16

  HTC has introduced a new flagship smartphone: the HTC U11. The successor of the HTC 10 starts with very good technical data as a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium in the market. In free trade, the HTC U11 is sold as a dual SIM version, which is rather untypical for flagship smartphones and therefore particularly interesting. Also quite extraordinary: the HTC U11 comes with the latest Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 835. The X16 modem included offers LTE category 16, depending on the network, data rates of up to 1 Gbit/s are possible. Higlight is the pressure-sensitive body ("Edge Sense") as well as the ultrapixel camera.

 

 

Design with glass and metal

 

The 2016 flagship HTC has yet shipped with a metal case, the HTC U11, however, has a glass back, as you already know from the HTC U Ultra. Only the frame is still metal. There are a total of 5 different colors, but some colors such as red may comes later available. The display is based on a 5.5 inch LCD with a 16: 9 aspect ratio (2560 x 1440 pixels) protected by Corning 3D Gorilla glass. Unlike LG on the G6 or Samsung on the S8, the HTC U11 does not have a special aspect ratio, which affects the dimensions of 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 millimeters.   A particularly innovative feature is "Edge Sense". The HTC U11 reacts laterally in the lower body area to pressure, so certain functions can be started quickly and easily, for example the camera. Basically Edge Sense is freely assignable, in the summer HTC would like to make an app available, which should then also allow macros.  

 

 

Art technology

 

HTC is one of the first manufacturers to introduce the modern Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The heart of the smartphone contains many important components, especially processor, modem and WLAN chipset. The processor is a 64bit octa core, clocked at up to 2.45 GHz per core. The entire chipset is manufactured in the 10nm process and is therefore particularly energy-saving. The HTC U11 stands in the variant with 64 GB user memory by the way 4 GB of RAM available. A memory expansion via MicroSD card is possible; however, the dual SIM function is blocked.

 

The HTC U11 is especially up-to-date with the integrated modem. The Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem supports up to 1 Gbit/s in the LTE Cat16 downlink, up to 150 Mbps in the LTE Cat15 uplink. This is made possible by up to four bundled LTE frequency bands (4CC Carrier Aggregation) and by the 256QAM modulation in the downlink. The real speed that can be achieved depends, of course, also on the mobile network, in some countries, currently up to 500 MBit/s via LTE is possible. VoLTE and WiFi calling are, of course, also supported, as long as the network operator offers these services in his network. The LTE frequency ranges, which are supported by the HTC U11 as below:

  • FDD: band B4 / B12 / B17 / B28B20 / B5 / B8 / B3 / B1 / B7 / B32
  • TDD: band B39 / B40 / B38 / B41

In particular the support for band 28 (700 MHz) and band 32 (1500 MHz) is interesting. Currently, these frequency ranges are not yet used by the network operators, but this is likely to be relevant in the future and the HTC U11 is therefore very well equipped for the coming years.  

 

 

Very good camera

 

The camera has been the focus of HTC's flagship models for years. Also the HTC U11 is the camera to be a highlight. It offers a resolution of 12 megapixels on the back and a resolution of 16 megapixels on the front. UltraPixel 3 technology is used on the back, 1.4μm pixels are designed to allow a lot of light to enter the sensor. According to DxO-Mark, HTC has the U11 as the currently best smartphone camera on the market.

 

Available from June

 

The HTC U11 can be pre-ordered immediately and is available from June. Some network providers may offer the single card version, but there is also dual-sim version on www.4gltemall.com .

30/05/2017

ZTE MF79 WiFi Dongle VS Huawei E8372 Wingle

Since Huawei firstly released the USB Dongle with WiFi hotspot function (called Wingle), there are many 3G & 4G Wingle models in the market. The Huawei E355, E8231 are the 3G WiFi dongle. As the LTE networks are becoming the mainstream, 4G LTE WiFi dongles becomes well-known now. More and more users found they are very useful and easy to take. Here now, only three manufacturers Huawei & ZTE & Alcatel had provided such products to market. Huawei had presented the model Huawei E8278 and latest new Huawei E8372. ZTE follows the steps of Huawei and presented the 4G LTE WiFi stick ZTE MF79 and MF75. The Alcatel presents the Alcatel W800 series WiFi dongle. Today, we will have a look at the difference about the Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79.

 

Appearance   
 
 The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 are both in the shape of USB dongle. You can say it’s a 4G USB dongle but the real function is to work as a WiFi hotspot. Huawei E8372 has three small indicators on the body with Huawei logo. The indicators are to show the status of Signal, SMS and WiFi. ZTE MF79 only has two indicators of WiFi and signal.  
 
The body cover can be pulled out and the SIM card slot is there. They also provide the slot for Micro SD card for users to share files through WiFi. Besides the Model number, IMEI number and S/N, there is also WiFi SSID and password available on the label. Huawei E8372 provides a QR code, which user can scan the code and get connected with the WiFi, so users don’t necessarily enter the long WiFi password. What’s more, there are two TS-9 connectors for external antenna in Huawei E8372 but ZTE MF79 doesn’t have the antenna connector.
 


Technical Specifications   


 The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 can work as a mobile hotspot, the only difference between them and the 4G Mobile Hotspots is that they don’t have battery. They need get input power from PC or power adapter. Once plug in the SIM card and get connected and power on, they can automatically connect to WAN network. And they are also different from USB dongle because USB dongle must work with PC, but they can work once they get power supply, for example, they could plug into the USB power adapter and start working.
 
 
 
 


They could both support the LTE category 4 and achieve peak download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. And up to 10 wireless devices could connect to the WiFi from the two Wingle and access internet. The WiFi standard is 802.11 b/g/n with single band 2.4GHz. They both supports the LTE various band and has sub-models for different markets. Of course, the 3G UMTS and 2G GSM/GPRS networks are backward compatible.
 


Regarding the internet connection performance and stability, we would take test next time on different network environment. If you want to know more details, welcome to follow our blog: www.4gltemall.com .