ZOPO ZP998 Octacore Android Smartphone Review and Giveaway
This chipset will be turning 8 Cortex A7 cores running at 1.7Ghz, which is pretty awesome considering the USD$300 price range. The 50b priced at around USD$220 will be using MediaTeks MT6582 chipset, which is a quad-core processor running at 1.3Ghz per core. Strangely, and maybe by necessity being a budget phone, both variants will have only 1GB of RAM. The performance boost of added RAM say maybe 2GB of it in an octa-core phone is substantial, and we were wondering if Archos could have squeezed the cost enough to at least put 2GB of RAM in the octa-core 50c Oxygen. Also, both variants will have the same 2,000maAh batteries. Again we wonder if a little more battery power could have been given to the octa-core variant, which is sure to need more juice turning 8 cores.
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OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition - Forbes
Software The ZP998 comes with a custom fork (or derivative) of the Android operating system, knownas Aliyun OS . The particular variant on the ZP998 comes fully localized, without any Chinese applications. The software is clean and runs smoothly. Aliyun offers a similar look and function as the custom ROM MIUI it includes a number of custom icons and extensive theming, but otherwise works as good as stock Android. Aliyun also offers a number of refinements, such as an improved camera app, a flashlight and other software thats not included in stock Android. Ill cover the camera app here, among other software features: Camera App The ZP998s camera, which is a 14 megapixel sensor, at the hardware level offers potent specifications, but with problems.
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The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones - Yahoo News
Done The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones By Ben Zigterman June 11, 2014 6:40 PM 0 shares View photo The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones When Lari Numminen and Jukka Kekalainen set out to improve the user experience on Android , they did not expect to create an entire new phone. Instead, they initially built an Android app that would offera simple interface for launching your most-used apps. The app eventually was installed 10,000 times, but the developers realized that people still had to use Androids complex pre-installed apps in addition to their own. To solve this, they decided to create their own phone, which is called the Zilta and will be available in December for 139 (about $189) in Europe. The phone will run a forked version of Android 4.4 and features an extremely simple user interface.
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Its also worth nothing that the OnePlus One does ship with the Google apps that a consumer would expect to see Google Play for installing and updating applications, Gmail, Calendar, Google Plus, Google Cards, Google Music, Hangouts, they are all here. Youre not going to pick up this handset and wonder why you cantget any of thebaseline Android applications. The OnePlus One (picture: Ewan Spence) OnePlus has resisted the temptation to load up the One withany excess software. The core apps for the Google experience are here, as are the core apps for a smartphone experience. Theres no duplication of application functionality here.You get the stock Android apps out of the box, and just a few additions to help you live. One of those additions is the torch app, which you can activate with a touch-baseshortcut on the screen when the OnePlus One is on stand-by, or idling on the lock screen. Draw a quick V on the screen and thecamera LED will turn on like a touch.
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