Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

adminSeptember 26, 2018


The Galaxy S9 Plus might look similar to last year’s S8 Plus, but it features the company’s most advanced gigantic phone. With its oversized screen and excellent cameras, it definitely tops the list of the best phones of 2018. Not only is it an amazing all-rounder, but it is also the 2018 flagship phone of Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Key Features
  • 2-inch Quad-HD+ OLED display
  • Dolby Atmos speakers
  • 3500 mAh battery
  • AR Emoji
  • Primary 12-megapixel camera
  • Secondary 12-megapixel camera
  • Headphone jack
  • Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810
  • 6GB RAM and 64GB/256GB storage
  • Impressive camera
  • Loud stereo speakers
  • The OLED display is great and adaptable
  • AR Emoji mode is overrated
  • Pricey for 0.4 inches of extra screen
  • Some lag with Samsung’s software

With its design of melding two glass panels with a metal frame, the Galaxy S9 Plus is the most elegant-looking smartphone you can buy today. Although it doesn’t look much different from the Galaxy S8 Plus, it carries with it small yet significant changes that Samsung has set up for its flagship phone.

One of those changes is the realignment of the fingerprint sensor on the rear portion of the device; it’s now placed right below the camera instead of beside it. Although it still could not be considered as the optimal placement for the sensor, it’s somewhat better.

Conversely, there are also some elements that Samsung has decidedly retained: the 3.5mm headphone jack, the microSD card slot, and the Bixby button.

The Galaxy S9 Plus is available in five colors: midnight black, coral blue, titanium gray, sunrise gold, and lilac purple.


With regard to display, the Galaxy S9 Plus has a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED curved screen with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9. In addition, its display has a very little bezel, resulting in 90% of the screen being entirely all screen. With its stylish curved edges, vivid display, and high contrast ratio, you will be seeing images and videos that are brimming with life.

However, this big-screen device can sometimes lead you to touch the wrong key at times. For instance, you might touch the backspace key by accident when all you’re trying to do is grip this gigantic phone. Also, there is no in-screen fingerprint sensor although lots of smartphones already make use of this technology.


If we’re talking about the camera, then the camera on Galaxy S9 Plus is among the best since it performs really well even in low light conditions. It presents an improved 12MP camera that features an f/1.5 maximum aperture, which gives the Galaxy S9 Plus its advanced low-light and noise-defeating abilities.

Like the Note 8, the Galaxy S9 Plus also has a dual-lens rear camera, which gives it telephoto capabilities. The primary lens can capture super-slow-motion video at 960 frames per second. The 8MP front camera, on the other hand, can be used to create your very own AR Emoji, Samsung’s take on Apple’s Animoji.

Looking at the features of the Galaxy S9 Plus, one could see that it is trying to surpass Apple’s iPhones, but it brings with it a 3.5mm headphone jack and the best photographic capabilities on any smartphone.

adminJune 11, 2018


Asus has yet again wowed the market with the recent launch of the ROG Phone, a high-performance smartphone that is designed for the mobile gaming enthusiast under their gaming brand, Republic of Gamers.

The ROG Phone signifies the entrance of ROG, a brand that has always been well-known for their gaming laptops, in the smartphone scene. It was presented at the Computex 2018 that was held last Monday, June 4.

The ROG Phone proves to be the flagship of Asus’s smartphones, with its specifications and features, but it has been visibly tuned to appeal to more serious mobile gamers. It is built with a modified Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, the clock speed of which has been upped to 2.96GHz from the standard 2.8GHz. The ROG Phone is the first one to carry this faster version of the Snapdragon 845, which has clear benefits for the phone’s gaming performance.

Asus ROG Phone is More Than Just another Gaming Phone

What makes the ROG Phone exceptional is its pumped-up processor, which is perfect for power users who do everything on their mobile devices. It has 8GB of internal RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 2.1 storage, and of course, the modified Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

To address the additional heat, which a faster processor may produce, cooling was made as a key component for the phone. The ROG Phone uses a 3D vapor-chamber cooling system, which boasts a heat dissipation area that is 16 times larger than standard systems.

Asus’s ROG Phone has an 18:9 aspect ratio, which makes its body narrower and easier to hold. To protect its screen from inadvertent damage, the ROG Phone is built with Gorilla Glass, and its water-resistant design protects the body against liquid infiltration.

Dual front-facing speakers use Smart Amp technology to produce more volume with less distortion for its dazzling audio. Depending on your preference, you can also plug in analog headphones or the new ROG Delta Type-C headset and immerse yourself in virtual surround sound with a measure of privacy.

ROG Phone’s integrated networking is also top-notch with Gigabit LTE cellular and WiGig-certified 802.11 and 60GHz WiFi. Its side-mounted port also supports Gigabit Ethernet over Type-C, HDMI, and USB. These Type-C ports work with regular chargers for convenience and compatibility.

What really makes ROG Phone shine is the included HyperCharge adapter, an upgraded adapter that integrates the charger IC that is typically in the phone, which increases the power delivery up to 20W and lowers charging temperatures for the handset. ASUS ROG Phone can charge its 4,000mAh battery up to 60% capacity in only 33 minutes and can get up to an 85% charge in just over an hour.

Asus’s ROG Phone also comes with a fingerprint reader which gives instant unlocking abilities to its owner. The ROG Phone captures 12MP images with the use of its primary camera, while the secondary camera takes 8MP wide-angle shots with a 120-degree field of view.

A New Era of Mobile Gaming

It really is impossible not to be amazed by the ingenuity and engineering that is evident in the ROG Phone. It’s definitely one of the most ambitious projects from Asus to date.

The Asus ROG Phone may have managed to set the bar high for mobile gaming. Its powerful technology and versatile accessories set the foundation in redefining what portable computers should be.

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