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Battery life: Top 5 smartphones in 2014

Posted by Moverick on September 03, 2014  /   5 comments

If you are in the market and shopping for a smartphone with outstanding battery life, here are the very top of the cream available right now in the Nigerian market: Nokia Lumia 1520: 6-inch display | 3300 mAh battery | N90,000 + | battery life champ Sony Xperia Z2: 5.2-inch display | 3200 mAh battery […]

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Huawei to cut down on budget smartphones

Posted by Moverick on September 03, 2014  /   1 comment
Huawei Logo

This is an interesting one, but smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, seems to be swimming against the current and cutting down on the number of budget smartphones it makes. Want ChinaTimes reported that Richard Yu, Huawei Consumer Business Group chief executive, said the mobile phone maker will stop manufacturing some 80 percent of its smartphones geared for […]

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Why Innjoo smartphones cost so little

Posted by Moverick on August 27, 2014  /   5 comments
Innjoo redefine everything

You have read about Innjoo’s smartphones – the i1s and the i2 – and how cheap they are. You may have been wondering what the catch is. Here is what Innjoo says about the subject: We invent a new innovative business model, that is selling mobile at the cost while taking a longer potential revenue […]

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Emerging markets prefer big screens

Posted by Moverick on August 16, 2014  /   1 comment
Big Screens

Excerpt from the Jana blog: In emerging markets, where low-cost smartphones are the first experience of Internet connectivity for many, mobile devices also serve as home cinemas, gaming devices, and more. Jana surveyed 1,386 smartphone users across nine countries to gain insight into their device preferences and learn more about the content that they consume […]

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Buying a smartphone: Don’t be fooled by size

Posted by Moverick on August 13, 2014  /   5 comments
Size - Nokia XL Samsung Galaxy S5

A contact recently told me how he bought a Nokia XL hoping to replace his Samsung Galaxy S5 and was disappointed in the performance. Why did he make such an odd choice? Answer: The big screen. It may sound strange to the mobile geek that anyone would do such a thing, but we must note […]

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Xiaomi is now the top smartphone brand in China

Posted by Moverick on August 04, 2014  /   no comment
Canalys China Q2 2014

Xiaomi is truly a wonder story, so forgive me if I go on and on about it. A little over a year ago, Xiaomi was a niche player in China. A small time player. New. Unknown. Today, Xiaomi has overtaken every manufacturer selling in China – including Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Huawei, among others – to […]

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Physical or Digital bibles: Which do you prefer?

Posted by Elroy Chibex on July 27, 2014  /   11 comments

Some of us like to obey rules, and do what is right at all times, while some others would bend rules and do as they please, the strong headed people. When we were kids, we were taught to go to church with our bibles, and going to church without a bible then was uncalled for, […]

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Budget gadgets come at a cost

Posted by Moverick on July 11, 2014  /   2 comments
Moto G in hand

I have the privilege of having owned and used well over a hundred mobile devices (and reviewed even more), if there is one thing I am sure of, it is that budget always comes at a cost. It does not matter what brand it is or how well hyped it is, if you want something affordable, you will have to make do with compromises.

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Samsung’s Q2 2014 earnings to fall short

Posted by Oluseyi on June 29, 2014  /   no comment
Samsung logo

Samsung’s CFO, Lee Sang Hoon, fears the company’s second quarter earnings will fall short of expectations. Samsung is expected to post profit earnings of about $8.4 billion for second quarter of 2014, compared to $10.2 billion record profit that was posted in the third quarter of 2013. Reports say that a drop in the sales […]

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Yes; smartphones have become commodities

Posted by Moverick on June 10, 2014  /   5 comments

Definition of ‘Commodity’ A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. The quality of a given commodity may differ slightly, but it is essentially uniform across producers. For some weeks now, I have been thinking about how smartphones have become commodities. However, someone beat me to the […]

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