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18
Apr

Google’s ‘balloon-powered internet for all’ is almost ready


In case you wanted another behind-the-scenes look at how Google’s internet-by-balloon service is doing, now is your chance. The Project Loon team posted a new video showing everything from how it manages its balloon fleet, the balloon creation process, their partnership with local LTE network providers abroad and a few other aspects of the initiative as well. For example, the team is keeping the airborne-internet vessels afloat for up to 100 days at a time now, can build balloons in hours instead of days, and can launch many dozens of balloon every day instead of just a single one. Nearly two years after the project’s launch, it’s gone from “will it work?” to being presented as something that will work. With thousands of balloons aloft, it can push signal into areas that can’t easily get internet service in other ways. As is typical with these status updates, it’s slickly produced and has a handful of whimsical animations and music to boot — check it out after the break.

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Source: Project Loon (G+), Project Loon

18
Apr

FCC vote clears the way for lower-cost mobile data


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Don’t look now, but you may soon have more options for mobile internet access beyond the usual wireless carriers. The FCC has voted in favor of rules that not only make a wide 100MHz slice of 3.5GHz spectrum available for mobile data, but makes that data more accessible. Rather than simply parcel out the airwaves to the highest bidders (which are usually telecoms), the FCC has a “General Authorized Access” tier that lets any device use these frequencies, similar to WiFi’s license-free scheme. The move would still let conventional carriers bolster their networks, but it also paves the way for cheap or free over-the-air broadband. Companies ranging from Google to Verizon are interested, so you should expect an eclectic mix of services once the devices are ready.

The move should also help tackle temporary bandwidth crunches. The vote greenlights auctions for regional, short-term “priority” rights to part of the spectrum — if a carrier expects its network to bog down for a short while, for example, it could buy some headroom. This doesn’t mean that overcongested networks are a thing of the past, but your provider of choice could have a new way to mitigate those slowdowns.

[Image credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images]

Filed under: Cellphones, Wireless, Internet, Mobile

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Via: Multichannel News, Reuters

Source: FCC

18
Apr

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly



ticktick Android Apps WeeklySponsor: TickTick – Todo and Task List

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
TickTick is a task list application that allows you to organize your day. It features cross platform support on Android, iOS, and the web via extensions so you can check your tasks anywhere. It features real-time syncing across devices, the ability to do things like create checklists for more immersive task creation, support for sub tasks, and the ability to group tasks together in a folder. You can also upload attachments and share task lists for collaborative purposes. It’s a solid application that’s very easy to use and you should check it out.
Get it on Google Play


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hearthstone Android appsHearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft got a huge update this last week. Among other things, the app is now available for all smartphones and not just screens that are 6-inches or larger. People have been getting around that issue on their own but it does feel nice to have actual support for smaller screens. Also with the update came some bug fixes, performance improvements, and an indicator to let you know when you’re about to lose connection.
Get it on Google Play


google handwriting input Android apps weeklyGoogle Handwriting Input

[Price: Free]
Google Handwriting Input is a new keyboard app that lets you write down your messages instead of just typing them out. It works on tablets and phones and you can choose whether or not to use a stylus. It also comes in 82 languages, supports emojis, and it’s available for all Android devices running Android 4.0.3 and up. It’s a nice augment to a keyboard and voice input and it recognizes your writing even if it’s pretty bad.
Get it on Google Play
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galaxy s6 experience Android apps weeklySamsung Galaxy S6 Experience

[Price: Free]
If you’ve been wondering about getting a Galaxy S6, you now have the opportunity to try out the software features to see if you like them. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Experience app lets you test out various Touchwiz features and look at the design and even the accessories of the Galaxy S6. This is a fun to try if you’re considering picking up the S6 or S6 Edge and it is free to use. It should also be compatible with most Android devices.
Get it on Google Play
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magica x magica Android apps weeklyMagica X Magica

[Price: $0.99 with in-app purchases]
Magica X Magica is a 2D infinite runner and shooter game and it’s one of the precious few with an actual story line. You play as a girl who is trying to save her kidnapped friend by shooting a bunch of bad guys. It features some decent artwork and graphics, simple mechanics, various weapons, many missions, and boss fights. It calls itself the saddest game in this genre ever made and should be an interesting pick up for runner and shooter fans.
Get it on Google Play


joe danger Android apps weeklyJoe Danger

[Price: $3.38 with in-app purchases]
Joe Danger is a side-scrolling daredevil game that was a huge hit on iOS and iPad and it’s finally made it’s way to Android. The game will feature 80 levels across 10 tours to challenge your skills, online scoreboards and achievements, 29 different characters, and daily challenges. You can also replay levels to get a perfect run to earn the Pro Medals for each level. It’s a fun little game and shouldn’t be too expensive for most people.
Get it on Google Play


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If we missed any great Android apps and games news, let us know in the comments!

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18
Apr

The world as a work of digital art


As curious creatures, we attempt to understand the world around us in many ways and nowadays that usually boils down to big data visualization. Whether we’re creating models of large-scale systems or breaking down reality into wireframes and exposing the digital bones beneath, the data-rich internet and open-source tools are helping people map and explore the world in new ways. People are leveraging technology to make their voices heard in political realms and using digital expression to bypass physical conflict. Indeed, in this digital age, the lines between life and art are becoming blurred. Don’t believe us? Then explore the gallery below for just a few examples.

Filed under: Misc, Science

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18
Apr

Galaxy S6 Edge vs Huawei P8 – hands on


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Every year, Android manufacturers are faced with attempting to produce the best handset possible at the cheapest price possible in a bid to gain market share at the expense of the market leaders, Apple and Samsung. Normally this is a somewhat easy enough task as Samsung generally introduces evolutionary designs of previous handsets but as the Galaxy S5 failed to meet the company’s ambitious sales targets, Samsung were forced to rethink the Galaxy S range.

At MWC 2015, the company released both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, which completely revolutionises their flagship smartphone line. Instead of the boring same design, we have a new cutting edge look which poses a much tougher challenge for rival manufacturers. A couple of days ago, Huawei introduced the handset they are hoping will successfully challenge the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the Huawei P8, but how does it compare to the best of Samsung? Let’s take a closer look.

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The front of the Galaxy S6 Edge has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display offering 577 pixels per inch density, while the Huawei P8 has a 5.2 inch IPS-Neo display with Full HD resolution which offers 424 pixels per inch density. The two displays themselves are definitely vastly different with the Galaxy S6 Edge sporting the best mobile display on a smartphone to date – although, Sharp’s rumoured 4k Ultra HD panel will set a new benchmark for mobile screens.

Beneath the display, the Galaxy S6 Edge has a redesigned home button that houses a one-touch fingerprint sensor (akin to that on the Ascend Mate 7). Despite being a flagship, the Huawei P8 doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, as Huawei have reserved this for the Mate phablet range only, and it’s a shame as the Mate 7 has one of the finest fingerprint sensors on a smartphone to-date.

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Above the display, the Galaxy S6 Edge has a 5MP front facing camera supporting 1440p video recording and auto HDR, while the P8’s 8MP front snapper is arguably slightly superior due to its higher megapixel count and wide-angle capabilities. Although there’s very little to separate the two front cameras, the P8 comes with Huawei’s Beauty Level feature that can be used to accentuate your best features when taking selfies.

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When designing the Galaxy S6 Edge and the Huawei P8, both manufacturers have sought to redefine the design of a smartphone. The Galaxy S6 Edge shows that curved displays can be used in a truly tasteful way – even if they’re not the most functional when using a small dropped edge – while with the P8, Huawei are showing that you can deliver excellent performance in a super thin body.

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Previous Samsung flagships have usually been on the thicker side but the Galaxy S6 Edge seeks to change this, sporting a body that is just 7mm thick. Given that the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 were 8.1 mm and 7.9 mm thick respectively, Samsung has done extremely well to shave over an inch off the profile of last year’s flagship. In comparison, Huawei have done even better by packing a fully featured specs list into a body that is one of the slimmest on the market at 6.4mm.

The P8 camera sits completely flush with the 6.4mm thin body

The key reason for Huawei to gloat about the thickness of the P8 is the rear camera, and this is a point they focused on during the launch. The Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 and even the iPhone 6 all feature rear cameras that stick out a little from the back of the phone but with the P8, Huawei have managed to make the 13MP camera sit completely flush. When you consider the handset comes with Optical Image Stabilisation as well, it’s a crowning achievement.

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The Galaxy S6 Edge camera picks up where the Galaxy Note 4 camera left off by offering the best camera ever on a Samsung flagship. The 16MP sensor is incredibly quick to launch, focus and capture images while the colour reproduction and vibrancy is simply superb. The Galaxy S6 Edge camera also has Optical Image Stabilisation, but the key thing is that the camera does protrude a significant amount from the back. It’s not enough to hamper the design and is usually hidden by a case but if you carry your phone without a case, you’ll need to be careful when placing it on a surface on its back.

The Galaxy S6 is one of the nicest looking handsets ever made

The back is another area where the Galaxy S6 Edge is in stark contrast to any other Samsung handset ever made. Instead of the plastic we’ve come to expect from Samsung, the back of the Galaxy S6 Edge is made from Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and the result is one of the nicest looking handsets ever made, even if it is a fingerprint-magnet. In comparison, the Huawei P8 picks up from the Ascend P7 in that it offers an aluminium rear but on the P8, the colouring on the rear is now much more pronounced, which produces a handset that looks much more premium.

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An area where both Samsung and Huawei agree is in the processor department, as each company has opted for their in-house processor over a chip from Qualcomm. Both 64-bit processors feature eight Cortex-A53 cores arranged in a big.LITTLE formation with the Galaxy S6 Edge using four cores at 2.1GHz and four at 1.5GHz while the Huawei P8 has four cores clocked at 2GHz and also has four clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor while the P8 uses Huawei’s own-brand HiSilicon Kirin 930 processor.

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On paper there’s very little difference in the performance as both handsets come with 3GB RAM and a range of storage options (but the P8 is the only one with expandable storage). However, the key to a super fast performance is in software optimisation and both manufacturers have made an attempt to optimise their software to provide the best possible experience.

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Huawei’s EMUI v3.1 on the P8 offers a refined experience designed to be smooth, despite the heavy interface, but the biggest improvement (over past flagships) comes from Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on the Galaxy S6 Edge. Prior to the Galaxy S6 Edge, each Samsung flagship traditionally had more and more software features – otherwise known as bloatware – than the previous year (up to and including the Galaxy S5) but with their latest flagships, Samsung has made a complete u-turn.

Related: Are the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge overpriced?

Instead of lots of bloatware, the new TouchWiz is incredibly slick with only a handful of pre-installed apps, which can all be disabled. The latest TouchWiz UI is a complete revamp of Samsung’s philosophy and the results speak for themselves; instead of slowing down pretty quickly, the Galaxy S6 Edge is still as fast as it was out of the box, even after installing all of my apps and data.

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Quite possibly the biggest change for Samsung is the switch to a non-removable back cover and hence, a non-removable battery. Samsung devices have always been known for the ability to swap out the battery for a spare to ensure you remain powered up throughout the day, but the Galaxy S6 Edge puts an end to all of this.

Samsung claims the non-removable 2600mAh battery on the Galaxy S6 Edge offers all-day battery life but we wanted to see if this was actually true; so far, we’ve published two sets of battery results with more to follow so do check them out for all the details. The Huawei P8 packs a similarly sized 2680mAh battery, which they claim will last more than two days on average usage.

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These are bold claims from both manufacturers but given the incredible battery life on the Ascend Mate 7, we’re inclined to believe Huawei. Samsung on the other hand has no pedigree for us to rank these claims against and while the jury is still out, there’s definitely something to be said for our battery life so far.

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For the times when you need a fast charge, the Galaxy S6 Edge offers just this; incorporating both types of Wireless charging (PMA + Qi) and Quick Charge 2.0, there are several ways to keep your S6 Edge battery topped up and Samsung claim that you can add 50 percent battery life in just 30 minutes using the quick charger in the box.

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Overall, the Galaxy S6 Edge and the Huawei P8 both have enough enhancements to offer an impressive flagship performance but while the P8 wins awards for the style and design, the Galaxy S6 Edge wins for its incredible specs list and innovative design. The key fact however, is the price: the Huawei P8 is over half the price of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

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Huawei’s flagship comes with a recommended price tag of €499 before taxes and subsidies – the premium version costs €100 more in two alternative colours with 64GB storage instead of 16GB – which equates to around $529 (£350). In comparison, the Galaxy S6 Edge starts at $849 for the 32GB, which equates to around €785 (£567).

With a price tag that is approximately 57 percent higher than the Huawei P8, the Galaxy S6 Edge won’t appeal to all users mainly due to the price barrier. In comparison, Huawei is able to price the Huawei P8 aggressively to gain market traction and with the new Huawei VIP same-day replacement support service, may have a key after-market service to tempt customers.

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Which of these two handsets is the better? It all depends upon your usage: the Huawei P8 is ideal if you want a truly premium flagship experience without requiring a re-mortgage of your home but the Galaxy S6 Edge is perfect if you want a phone like no other that pushes the boundaries of modern smartphones.

Which do you think is better and would you buy either? Let us know your thoughts guys!



18
Apr

Recommended Reading: The problem with Record Store Day


Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

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Record Store Day and the Ambivalent Branding of Independence
by Eric Harvey
Pitchfork

Record Store Day celebrates the culture of independent record shops each spring. Today marks the eighth annual holiday for vinyl collectors and music lovers, but the event is becoming packed with more big names each year. Whether it’s Jack White’s world record or releases from Metallica or Foo Fighters, celebrities are now just as much a part of the festivities, and distributors seem to be favoring bigger shops over smaller, local spots.

How Marissa Mayer Mobilized Yahoo
Harry McCracken, Fast Company

If you’ve wondered what CEO Marissa Mayer is doing to halt Yahoo’s decline, this piece from Fast Company’s Harry McCracken examines the effort to tackle mobile. And get a little inspiration from Moneyball along the way.

Making a Living in the Toxic World of Discarded Electronics
Nick Kirkpatrick, The Washington Post

This photo essay from Valentino Bellini offers a sobering look at the lives of the people who make a living working with toxic e-waste.

The Fascinating Story of the Man who Invented Stereo
Rich Trenholm, CNET

The concept of stereo sound was developed in the 1930s after Alan Dower Blemlein’s frustrating trip to the movies. Thankfully, we’ll never have to suffer through what drove the engineer and inventor to create the tech.

How Virtual Reality is Going to Fix Society and Humanize Social Media
Will Mason, Upload

Could VR improve the way we interact with each other online? Upload’s Will Mason thinks the medium could be as influential on virtual relationships as anything else.

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18
Apr

Groupon is holding a fantastic promotion on the Chromecast [Deal]


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If you haven’t got your hands on a Chromecast yet, but have been meaning to do so, you may like to know that you can currently grab one for just $20 from Groupon. The company is also offering complimentary shipping and won’t be charging any sales tax, making this an unmissable deal.

Hit the source link below to find out more.

Source: Groupon

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18
Apr

Sprint starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for the Spark variant of the Galaxy S4


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Sprint has finally started pushing out the much-anticipated and long-awaited Lollipop update for all Sprint Spark-branded variants of the Galaxy S4 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

  • Material Design: You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device – from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.
  • Notifications UI & Priorities: In order to alert you to the most timely and relevant information, the format and behavior of notifications have evolved:
    • notifications will appear on the lock screen and are intelligently ranked by type and who sent them.
    • you double-tap to open one, swipe left or right to clear one, or clear all notifications from the bottom of the list.
    • you can set the priority and privacy of notifications for each application.
    • very high priority notifications will pop up briefly over other applications so that you can take action.
    • when you dismiss a notification on one device it will be dismissed on your other Android devices, if they are connected to the Internet.
    • you can further tailor how notifications behave with the new Downtime and Ambient Display settings (see below).
  • New Interruptions & Downtime Settings: You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions.  You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify.  The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify.  e.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.
  • Recent Apps (Multi-tasking): The redesigned Overview space (formerly called Recents) will include both applications and separate activities within those applications.  For instance, each open tab in Chrome will also appear here along with recent applications; both your Gmail Inbox and a draft email message will appear as separate cards.  This provides a consistent way to switch amongst tasks.
  • Flashlight: Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of Quick settings (swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it).
  • Pin a view/app: Screen pinning allows you to keep a specific app or screen in view. For example, you can ‘pin’ a game and your child will not be able to navigate anywhere else on your phone.
  • Battery: The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left while discharging or charging.  You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life.
  • Smarter Internet Connections: With Android Lollipop, your phone will not connect to a Wi-Fi access point unless there is a verified Internet connection. This feature improves hand-offs between Wi-Fi and cellular connections, helping to maintain your video chat or voice-over-IP (VoIP) call as you switch.
  • Performance: Your phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance.  After upgrading to Lollipop, your applications will undergo a one-time optimization process.  Note that the optimization for ART requires more space.
  • Security: Encryption can now use a stronger 256-bit key to help protect your data.  Note that the stronger key willonly be used after you perform a factory reset on Android Lollipop.  Otherwise encryption will continue to use 128-bit key.  You can turn on encryption in the Security settings menu.

As is customary with all manufacturer updates, the upgrade is being rolled out in stages, but if you don’t feel like waiting for a notification confirming that it’s ready for your device to hit your unit, you can search for the update manually. To do so simply follow the four steps below:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap on “About Device”
  3. Hit “System Updates”
  4. Tap on “Check for update”

 

Via: SamMobile

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18
Apr

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 passes through TENAA


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Earlier today, Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, passed through China’s official certification database — TENAA. Two models of the slate were approved, the  SM-T355C and SM-P355C, which indicates that Asia is set to receive both 4G LTE- and Wi-FI-enabled variants of the device.

With regards to internals, the A 8.0 will sport an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of expandable internal storage, a 2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing shooter.

To view the full certification document over on TENAA’s website, hit the source link below.

Source: TENAA

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18
Apr

verykool’s Spark II lights world on fire at $169.00


Android devices are in a war of budget phones. While many of the flagship devices have calmed down to having minor annual updates, there seems to be a race at the bottom to see who can jam the most specs in at the lowest price. Many of those devices are mediocre at best. That is where the Spark II stands out from the rest and provides the best bang for your buck.

Last year I reviewed the Spark S505 which was a stellar device at the time it came out with the correct pricing for the device. verykool this time around stepped up the game and jammed more specs into the Spark II for a lower price margin. The device itself has a feel and the look of a premium device, not a phone that is sold for $169 on Amazon. It is thin, sleek, and feels extremely comfortable in the hand. I was wonderfully surprised upon unboxing the device.

Included in the box was a screen protector. I love that about verykool. They include screen protectors in the box so no need to spend additional money to buy something that you need anyways. To my surprise though verykool also includes not only a top notch screen protector but also included a really nice flip cover. This was totally unexpected and again shows how verykool goes the extra mile to provide the best value to their customers.

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Spec wise, for $169, this device is off the charts. It comes with a fast 1.3ghz quad core processor. The phone felt very snappy and responsive, even after loading some games one there. Accompanying the quick processor is 1GB of RAM which was more than sufficient in this device and an 8 GB hard drive with microSD support for up to an additional 32GB of space. I did like that on this device the manufacturer included a setting to make it easy to have the microSD card as the default storage location, that is something that I really felt was lacking in the original Spark device.

There are some areas that the phone goes above and beyond what is expected on a device at this price range. It even has some features that I wished my flagship has like dual flash and front facing flash. One major area of improvement on the Spark II compared to the original was the camera. The device comes with an 8MP rear camera and a staggering 5MP front facing camera that will put your selfies in beast mode. The quality of the camera was pretty decent, but as I stated the most intriguing feature was to include dual flash on the rear and a front facing flash for those night time selfies.

Here are some example pics I took while at Disney:

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As good as the camera is, the most breathtaking feature that I found on the device was the screen. The screen is amazing with a 5.0″ IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. The screen is beautiful and one that rivals those found on phones for more than twice the price. It displayed Netflix, pictures, or just the home screen brightly and easy to see in different viewing angles and various lighting situations.

The device includes the typical radios like Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot/USB Tethering, FM Radio, and HSPA+. Unfortunately the device does not include 4G LTE, but really at $169 is that much of an issue? Using T-Mobile in San Diego, I was able to cruise at speeds around 20 mbps and that was more than fast enough for my daily use. Another neat extra that verykool includes is that the Spark II is a dual sim card phone. There are slots for a standard sim card and a micro sim card. Being that my main job is working out of Mexico and I cross the border daily I found this feature to be a dream come true as I was switching services between T-Mobile and Telcel.

Here is a break down of the major specs of the phone:

Technology: 4G HSPA+ (21 Mbps DL, 5.76 Mbps UL)
3G Tri Band (850/1900/AWS 1700-2100)
2G (850/900/1800/1900)
OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
Size: 143.5x 71.5 x 8.0 mm
Weight: 135 grams
Battery: 2100 mAh Li-ion – Up to 10 hours talk time/Up to 13 days standby time
Screen: 5.0″ IPS LCD – Capacitive touch screen 720×1280 Pixels (294 ppi)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Hotspot, USB Tethering
Camera: 8.0 MP rear and 5.0 MP front, both with LED Flash
Data: Internet, SMS, MMS, PUSH e-mail, e-mail (POP3, IMAP)
Memory: 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, Up to 32GB via microSD card
Multimedia: MP3, FM Radio, 720P Audio and Video Recording

Feeling light and a nice touch of sophistication, the Spark II is a premium device at a discounted price tag. When I looked up the price, I was quite surprised to see the phone was only $169 because after using it for a few weeks I feel that this device could have easily sold for $350+. If you are in need of a premium feeling, dual sim, unlocked phone that won’t break the bank then the Spark II is the phone that you need to get.

You can find verykool’s Spark II on Amazon right now for $169 with free shipping.

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