Prior to Itel drifting towards mid range with the introduction of the Itel S41, they were notorious for churning out entry level smartphones. While you might want to see entry level smartphones phased out – after all, who in God’s name still uses a 512MB RAM phone in 2017? – you need to realize that not everybody Read more…


Itel P51 Specs & Price

Itel seems to be shifting its focus to larger battery banks of 5000 mAh + in recent models (e.g Itel P12, Itel IT1516 Plus, Itel 1556 etc ), Itel P51 isn’t left out. The Itel P51 gets additional attention because it is the first Itel phone to run on Android 7 (Nougat). Though I would’ve liked to Read more…


Infinix Hot S X521 Nougat update

Its the season of test Android Nougat (7) OTA updates as promised by Infinix. There’s been the Infinix Zero 4 (X555), Infinix Hot 4 (X557), Note 3 (X601-H536A1) and Note 3 Pro (X601-H537A1) which have received their test Nougat builds and now the Hot S (X521) but only for the A1C1 & E1G1 Build Numbers . The Infinix Hot S Read more…


A few weeks back, we announced that Infinix had pushed version updates from Marshmallow (Android 6) to Nougat (Android 7) to the Infinix Hot 4 (X557). The Infinix Note 3 & Note 3 Pro (both X601) had previously received a similar update and the Infinix Zero 3 (X552) got XOS v2.2 via OTA. As customary with fresh version updates, there’ll Read more…


Android pattern or pin locked

Chances are that you’ve been locked out of your Android phone at one point or another. From my experience, clients who contact us about a lock on their Android phone can’t identify what kind of lock they’re experiencing, making it more difficult for them to search for help or even state their case when they finally find Read more…


How to install OTA update on a rooted Android phone

Rooting -for me- is very crucial. I can’t imagine using an Android phone without it. A good number of others have caught this bug but begin regretting having rooted when there’s an OTA update available. Incase you’re wondering why, Root + OTA update = Brick Its quite easy to unroot a Mediatek Android phone and a Spreadtrum Read more…


Mediatek Helio X30

Back in early February 2017, Mediatek announced the Helio P25 chip, their latest addition to the Helio P series for Dual Camera Smartphones. Before this, they’d introduced the Mediatek Helio X23 & Helio X27 chips; both aimed at improving overall user experience. Prior to both announcements (back in September 2016), they had announced the Mediatek Helio X30 Read more…


Mediatek launches latest chip, the Helio P25

Mediatek yesterday announced its latest addition to the Helio P family; the Helio P25. Here are some of the features included in this chip: 16nm FinFET Octa-core process. An Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at up to 2.5GHz MediaTek Imagiq which is a Premium Image Signal Processor (ISP) Dual-Camera support ARM Mali-T880 dual GPU clocked at up Read more…


Itel ditches Spreadtrum for Mediatek chips?

Between the last quarter of 2016 till date, Itel has so far introduced three Android 6 (Marshmallow) devices, the Itel S11, Itel it1513 and the Itel S31. Recall that I had dropped a review of the Itel 1t1513 and the Itel S11 specifications. I will take a closer look at the S11 and S31 soon. A quick comparison Read more…


Latest Itel Phone

Itel has (in the last couple of days) been dropping hints on a new device to be launched. Recall we’d recently posted a review of the Itel it1513 launched last year. Its 3 days to go and here’s what we know about this mystery model so far: 5.5″ HD IPS display 1.6 mm Bezel 1.3 GHz Quad-core Read more…


Mediatek announces Helio X25 and X27

Back in September 2016, Mediatek announced the Helio X30 which features TSMC’s 10nm FinFET process just like the Snapdragon 835 running Samsung’s 10nm FinFET. The Mediatek Helio family has two new additions; Helio X23 and Helio X27; both featuring the 20nm FinFET processes. Both chipsets are aimed at improving user experience; overall performance, camera quality and power Read more…


Mediatek Ultracast

The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast technology replaced the use of cables to screen-cast (mirror your smartphone or laptop’s screen to a larger display like a TV or Projector) and has since been the standard for transmitting content through wireless connections between displays using Wi-Fi as the transmission vehicle. The MediaTek UltraCast has extended the Miracast technology to support 4K Read more…