Cubot X15 – high-end camera for $165
One of the issues with affordable smartphones is their camera. Manufacturers usually compromise on sensors and processing in order to make their devices more affordable for their target audience. Although not all smartphone makers follow this practice, there is a majority that does, and that makes finding a good smartphone camera harder. The Cubot X15 is the newest flagship device from Cubot and its main purpose is to bypass the stigma about affordable smartphones’ cameras. The Cubot X15 camera setup is admirable and can rival those of flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S6, OnePlus 2 and Galaxy Note 4.
The Cubot X15 is now on presale on Everbuying and you can get the phone for $165 unlocked, with free shipping included. Also, if you use the coupon code EBX15 you get a nice discount that takes the price all the way down to $146.99. In addition, the X15 has a smaller brother called Cubot X12 that’s usually priced priced at $105.38, but you can get it for only $79.99 starting tomorrow, however, the discount is limited to the first 100 units so you might want to hurry up if you’re interested. Since it’s going to be delivered from China, be prepared to pay VATS and customs fees, depending on your country. The Cubot X15 is a mid-range smartphone if you consider performance and specs, but its camera setup is what makes the phone desirable. Targeted at younger people and those enthusiastic about photography, social media and video production, the Cubot X15 has a very wide audience that could find it useful.
Since the camera is key with this phone, let’s see what the setup really looks like. On the rear, the Cubot X15 comes with a 16 MP camera that comes with a special filter lens for color accuracy, autofocus and a powerful LED flash. On the front, the device gets an 8 MP camera with the same filter lens, f2.0 as with the rear camera. Although optical image stabilization and 4K recording are not part of the deal, the Cubot X15 camera is still a very good pick and takes high-quality photos and videos. Fact is, compared to other devices in its price range, the Cubot X15 does have the best camera setup that you can get for under $200 nowadays.
Thew rest of the specs of the phone aren’t to be laughed at either, as the Chinese manufacturer tries to evoke a premium feeling and a future-proof user experience in the design and engineering of the Cubot X15. Currently on presale until the end of the month, the phone does present with considerable benefits in the connectivity and performance department. As I mentioned earlier, performance won’t be stellar and it can’t compete against mainstream flagships, but it does offer a very good user experience with an added premium feeling to the entire deal.
The Cubot X15 comes with a metallic design that takes a page from Apple’s book and shines with a thin chassis with a metallic finish all over. The 2.5D glasss of the display is curved a bit on the sides and comes with extra durability and resistance to scratches. The entire body of the Cubot X15 is made out of steel that is supposedly almost as light and strong as aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, like the materials Microsoft, Apple and others use when creating their durable devices. The speakers on the bottom and the chamfered edges of the phone do feel very premium, especially accompanied by the slim bezels that surround the entire display.
Display-wise, the Cubot X15 comes with a 5.5 inch FHD display that has a 1920*1080 resolution. If you do the math, ppi pixel density will be equal to that of the iPhone 6 Plus, namely 401 ppi pixel density. The touch screen is not as good, though, as usually these phones come with 5-point multitouch screens instead of 10-point ones that are found on mainstream flagship devices. That shouldn’t pose that big of a problem though, as the user experience doesn’t really rely on 10-point multitouch. Android 5.1 Lollipop and 4G LTE come on board the device, making it as future-proof as possible.
Performance-wise, the Cubot X15 comes with a MediaTek MTK6735, which is a rather capable processor found in devices from Doogee, Mstar, Mlais and tons more. It’s a good CPU, and backed by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, it handles any kind of usage patterns fairly well. The 2750 mAh battery might be a bit too small for the large display, so I wouldn’t expect an awesome battery life out of this one. But I would expect one day of decent usage to be a standard measure after a month or two of usage. Once I get my hands on the Cubot X15, I’ll be sure to detail this aspect of its feature list. Until then, go ahead and pre-order if you want the flagship of smartphone cameras in your hands.
Elon Musk is buying Twitter
It appears like billionaire Elon Musk will purchase Twitter after all (via TechCrunch). It appears Musk has run out of options after making an offer to the social network and then attempting to withdraw that offer. The share price of $54.20 that Musk originally proposed has been set.
The sale was set on an unalterable trajectory when Musk informed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of his intention to purchase.
Before this filing, Musk and Twitter were en route to court. Musk first proposed buying Twitter and afterwards attempted to pull out of the arrangement. His justification for doing so was that he thought 20% of Twitter users might be bots. Musk did not provide any proof to back up this assertion. Twitter, on the other hand, asserted that a maximum of 5% of its users were bots, which is still a significant percentage but not nearly as bad as Musk alleges.
Twitter has the right to sue Musk due to the original conditions of the agreement in an effort to have him complete the transaction. Musk had planned to go to court and attempt to avoid the situation up until this morning. But now that we have this SEC filing, something must have changed. Additionally, Musk had previously offered $54.20 per share before the legal saga got off. It’s a stunning turn of events that portrays Twitter as the winner of this conflict.
Twitter’s stock price soared after the news, as one might anticipate. As of the time this story was published, it was trading at $51.88, a significant increase from $43.84 yesterday.
Best chargers and accessories deal available right now
Gadgets are indubitably a part of our lives. We surround ourselves with them. We read the news on them, keep in touch with their help, listen to music, play games, watch videos and even complete work on them. Over the past few years, new technologies have risen and the accessories have changed a lot too. This is why, we often find ourselves in the situation that we need a second charger but the old one doesnțt fit the new gadget or we would like to charge our devices wirelessly, so we need to purchase new accessories. There is a great accessories deal available right now, thankfully.
Whether you need a charger or just some adapters, you will definitely find what you are looking for at CHOETECH. The company offers crazy price cuts on a great number of products, ranging from adapters, through USB Type C cables, wall chargers, phone holders and phone mounts, phone rings, wireless chargers, wireless audio adapters, car chargers, all the way to power banks. On some products, like the PD-1CA USB Type C Male to USB 3.0 Type A Female Adapter, you can save 88% of their original retail price. Given the fact that the normal price is not too high to start with, it might not impress everyone, but if you are a retailer this accessories deal can make a serious change in your business.
Also, you can save 90% on the H71-C81 Universal Dashboard 360 Rotation Phone Holder. Again, if you are a retailer, this is one of the best deals that could come your way. Even if you are not, but your family members or friends would like one of these items, you can become your favorite person by giving them such a phone holder as a gift. Basically, whether you are a retailer or not, you can benefit from the promotion offered on gadgets and accessories. Of course, you will probably not give USB cables as gifts to anyone, but a nice wireless charging charger pad or a fast wireless charger with a cooling fan will definitely impress anyone who loves their gadgets.
The items are compatible not only with Android devices but also with Apple smartphones and tablets. So everyone will find what they need at CHOETECH. While the promotional prices are just insane, even the normal retail prices of the products are reasonable. In case you don’t need anything right this instance, you could still check out the accessories deal, as you just might find something you would like to have.
Top 5 Cyber Monday gaming console deals
With Cyber Monday slowly and surely creeping on the horizon. A lot of people are looking for an excellent guide for their holiday expenses. GeekReply offers the best 5 deals you can get for Gaming Consoles during Cyber Monday. As price drops happen almost everywhere with major retailers like Gamestop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Amazon competing for the best deal. It’s important to get some help to get the best possible offers available.
Best Xbox One Cyber Monday Deals:
More than ever, a lot of customers will be happy knowing that the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles are getting the most discounted. However, we also are seeing a great offering from a very unlikely place for the Xbox One X.
AMAZON – Xbox One S 1TB Console – Battlefield V Bundle (Heading)
The Xbox One S is an incredible gaming console. The portability of it might be the biggest attraction for a lot of users. While it definitely isn’t capable of offering native 4K gaming and limiting itself to just upscaling. It literally also offers the best 1080p performance for most games. The addition of HDR is also a big plus as well.
This bundle comes with the game Battlefield V and a 1TB Storage Drive. While there aren’t many positives about the game bundled with the system. It definitely is a great deal that allows you to save up to $70 USD. Alternatively, the Minecraft version of this bundle can actually save you up to $100 USD if you really want to go for the extreme savings.
We feel like this is a better pick for the Xbox One S as the game is a current-gen game where you can see the results on screen more unlike the Minecraft counterpart. However, it’s mostly a matter of which bundle suits your tastes better.
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