This $200 phone can do ANYTHING!!! – Pine64 Pinephone

– When we looked at the Librem phone 5, a lot of you were asking, why are you looking at
this piece of trash? I mean, I'm not saying that it was trash. You guys were saying that it's trash. Obviously, it wasn't quite finished yet, and there was a whole
bunch of other issues. And you're like, why
haven't you taken a look at the Pine64, the Pine phone, you know, this thing here? And I'm like, because we are. Like, this has been on our radar since it was announced. This thing has taken a long time to get to a like a workable state. And what we have here is
the Community Edition. I haven't actually like
looked at this at all yet, so, here we go. (chuckles) The box itself is pretty plain, this is Pine64 Mobian Edition. On the side here, package contents, user manual, quick
start guide, Pine Phone, USB-C power cable, and USB-C dock.

Really? Interesting. Okay, nothing terribly
interesting on the back, although it does say that it has a 2800 milliamp hour battery. – [Jono] Is that small? – It's pretty small. (Jono chuckles) It doesn't want to… (box rattling) Like everything else in Linux,
you do it yourself, right? – [Jono] Haha, got'em! – Ah, all right. Tiny little user manual. Anything in there? Before using this device, please read this manual carefully. Oh, back case removal, right, so this thing has a removable
battery and stuff too. What's this? The operating system
build you're receiving is more than a month old. So, following the initial
setup of the device, you should update to the
latest available release.

So what's in the box? We got the phone itself, which, again, is not coming out. Oh okay, a micro SIM, a nano
and a micro SIM adapter. We've got a nice red USB-C to A cable, and a USB-C doc. Oh, that's actually really nice. It's solid, it's got an aluminum shell. It's got ethernet, probably gigabit, HDMI, and two USB type-A ports on here and yeah that's everything. But yeah, it's really nice. Oh, and it has a little
power input here as well. So, B, I wasn't to expecting to have something like this in the box. – [Jono] Why would you
have that kind of dock? – If you remember the Librem phone, part of the problem
was that not everything was fully touch capable at the time, so a doc like this helps
significantly with things that may or may not be
fully compatible yet.

Also, I mean this is just running Linux, this will get you a Linux desktop, like an actual Linux
desktop, on your phone. So, it's actually cooler
than I'm letting on. And here is the phone itself. It is significantly less
chunky than the Librem. In fact, it is, well it's
not quite iPhone slimness, but it's like decent slimness. I don't see any hardware disconnects or anything like that on it, but it does have a camera, and I'm going to test to
make sure that that works. Do we have a SIM card? People asked us to like make sure that like calling actually
worked on the previous phone.

Should we make a call on this phone? Did that have a SIM eject tool in it? I feel it didn't have
a SIM eject tool in it. I went to all the trouble
to get a SIM eject tool but then I realized the back
of this thing comes off, so it probably doesn't even need one. I don't know if you can
see that, make it out, there's a little divot in
here you get your thumb into, and you just pull it right off. Just like that. How does this work? Okay, so the battery
obviously just comes out, I think. Okay, either this is like
glued in place or something, or I'm just stupid.

Remove the battery using your
fingernail or prying tool. Well, I've been trying to do that. Oh, that is not pleasant. Mm, mm, okay.
(Jono laughing) Why was that so difficult? Clearly this phone has
not been set up yet, so we're going to go through
the whole experience. Usually phones are set up prior to hitting the short circuit set. Now that I look at it a little closer, there is a bunch of things here, like there's an SD card slot
and a micro SD card slot here. This module looks totally removable. This reset switch, I'm
not sure what that does. And these dip switches, what do these do? Well, these are like
those hardware switches that were on the Librem phone.

So, instead of having them on the outside, you need to pull the
back off to get to them, but they'll actually physically
disable like the webcam, well, not the webcam, the actual camera, the modem, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth, microphone, rear camera, front
camera, and headphone jack. So you have much more control actually. So I guess you would use
something like this spudger here to go in and just toggle it off like that. Not as easy, but you get more of them. So, let's pop the battery
in for the first time. Oh, this might need to be charged. Pop the back back on. And I'm noticing they even have this little pre-applied screen protector, so I'll just go ahead
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to install a SIM card. I guess we're going back in. Does this take nano SIM? It doesn't look like it takes nano SIM. Everything should be using nano SIM, there's no reason to use SIM or micro SIM. This adapter is not very fun to use. There, that's probably in. It's got a nice little power LED. Oh look, you can see me in the reflection. You are about to install Mobian Bullseye, user interface Phosh. Okay, partitioning,
formatting, blah, blah, blah, running Mount operation,
installation failed, no partitions are
defined for mount to use. Well, this is going to be a short one. Oh wow, it just like
straight up dumped me out to a terminal.

Yeah I got nothing. There's no keyboard, there's no… Actually I've got, I have this type-C doc. Hey Jono, can I get you
to like get me a keyboard? – [Jono] Oh God, Really? (laughing ) – [Jono] Oh no! (both laughing) – All right. Uh oh, maybe that's what
the reset button is for. I'm going to try pulling the battery. Okay, it's booting, maybe. And it crashed again. They really weren't kidding when they said that you needed to read
the entire thing, huh? Power the pipeline on, blah,
blah, blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. So, without Sudo, what can I do? Yeah, I think probably
what I'm going to have to do is flash an operating
system onto an SD card, and come back to this. Well this seems to be a bit of a thing with my short circuits, isn't it? So, (chuckles) we talked to Pine, and they didn't really
know what happened exactly, so we're just going to
chalk it up to a, you know, bad firmware image from the factory.

Thankfully, they actually
do have some images you can download to an SD card, and I've got one of them right here that I'm going to throw in. And they also have an image that lets you just plug
your phone in with USB, and transfer a new image that
way to the internal storage. They call that jump drive. So, it's pretty hard to
break one of these things, so if that ever happens to you, just get a micro SD card and
flash one of their images. It's getting easier over time. Wait, do we still have have the adapter? (box rattling) Now I get to deal with this again, this adapter is not very nice. Oh, this SIM card tray is the worst.

There we go. Okay, cool yeah, it is
booting off of the SD card, I'm not sure if you can read that, but it says resizing file
system during initial boot. That's because the image is
only like three gigs in size, but it'll actually just expand out to whatever size SD card you have, that way you're not losing any space. Oh okay, so we've got a lock screen. It's kind of slow. It's obviously not hardware accelerated, and if I were to open Files, for example, it just kind of closes the app drawer and I'm not seeing anything, until eventually it'll come up. Yeah, there you go. And what I'm presuming is a
camera app called Megapixels. It may not be a camera app. No, it is totally the camera app, and it, ho, ho, oh, that is a camera. That… – [Jono] Does it work? – Oh, it works. Settings aren't functional yet. So, I'm just going to go ahead
and attempt to call myself.

Okay, yep, the calling seems
to be working just fine. I mean it's a little scratchy. It's not terrible call quality. I've got another SD card here
with three operating systems. Yeah, You don't have to run Mobian, you can run whatever you want. So, I'll just quickly keep
going through Mobian here and see what else is in here. Will it play YouTube videos? (soft music) – [YouTube Video] That is breathtaking. – [Anthony] You're breathtaking. – [YouTube Video] Have you seen this Andy? – So we can't blame that on the SD card. The reason why this
thing is not performing particularly well is because it's running an Allwinner A64 quad-core SOC with a MALI-400MP2 GPU.

That is, the MALI-400,
that's ancient isn't it? Two gigs of LPDDR3 memory, 5.9 inch LCD, 1440×720, 16 gigabytes of eMMC, This one is the community version which has 32 gigabytes of eMMC, HD digital out, USB type C, Quectel EG25-G with worldwide bands, I guess that's the modem. WI-FI, N, Bluetooth 4.0,
it's got a vibrator. (laughs) They call it a vibrator. Okay, I'm going to find that app. Two megapixel front facing camera and a five megapixel rear, and a Samsung J7 form-factor battery. So, that's actually a relatively
common battery you can buy, which is cool. And it's got a headphone jack, right. Did I mention that before? It's got a headphone
jack, it's right there. Flashlight, is that just literally? Oh, it actually does work. Ooh, even just running the task manager is basically spiking a core. I'm trying to be charitable here. Let's shut this down. So let's try Manjaro Plasma
and see what that's like.

So this is KDE touch. It looks like a lot more like Android, but I feel like something is wrong. I'm only getting half the screen. Oh, hey, great, so this is
a lot more like Android. I kind of like the look
and feel of KDE touch a lot better than GNOME and
it has automatic rotation, unlike the other one, but it's, okay, it's no longer decent. This is 360, 240p. (laughs) Oh, it just keeps getting worse. Oh okay, there's the multitasking. So I can open up the Calendar. Wow, that took like 20 seconds for this Calendar app to load. Wait, YouTube is running
in the background? No, don't do that. That's why that took so long. Kind of need to work on the app suspend. Let's just quickly look into Ubuntu touch and see what it looks like.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu, now I don't remember
how to actually say it. Welcome to Ubuntu touch, get started. Oh, it's actually kind
of a slick interface. Does it auto rotate? It does and it's smooth! And the playback looks actually okay too. What's it running at? 360P, okay. Let's try, lets try 720p
and see what happens. It's fine. 1080p, let's just keep cranking it.

Yeah no, we're in slow
motion territory now. Okay, so it can do it. It's just, none of the
other operating systems has a browser that's capable
of actually running it, and closing an app is
just like that, cool! Ubuntu touch is a lot more like Android. This might actually be the
best experience so far. Let's try something else. I just want to see what
Sailfish OS is all about. This is Home showing your minimized apps. We've accessed events. Can I stop? I don't… Okay, I think that's enough of that. Sailfish OS, looks like it's promising. I would have liked to use it a little bit, but it seems like its decided that it doesn't really want
to go any further from here. But, the idea behind this phone is great. It's a privacy oriented
phone that you can open up, take the battery out of,
add an SD card storage, and adjust what actual devices you want to be running at any given time.

You can change the operating system. You can develop your own operating system if you really had a mind to. It's not powerful, but at the same time, at $200, it doesn't really
have to be, in my opinion. This is a very low volume product. Also, it comes with this
here, USB hub, which is great. I don't know, I really like
the idea of having a phone that doesn't cost a whole lot of money, that you can use for whatever
you need to use it for. Like you can run, like automation scripts, you can hook into pretty
much anything you want to hook into. You can set up a Raspberry Pi and have this interface directly with it with no weird software that's, you know, standing in between it.

It's got a full Linux
experience if you want it. It's a lot better than the Librem phone. After having a little bit
of time with this phone, I can tell you that the
Librem was kind of trash. This is so much better. It's still not great. You don't want it if you want
to like have a primary phone, or if you're like, oh I
don't want to go to Android, and I don't want to go to IOS, so I guess I'll go to Linux. That's not kind of what this is for.

This is for people who are
either already Linux enthusiasts, or who just want to play with something, and I think that's great. Thanks for watching guys. Make sure you get
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The #1 Mistake People Make When Taking Photos With Their Mobile Phone Is This

Here’s a quick tip. One of the number one mistakes that people
make is this, what is this? This is pinching to zoom on your phone, no
matter what phone you have, whether it has optical zoom or it doesn’t, one of the worst
things that you can do is do digital zoom, you’re losing megapixels there, which means
you’re going to lose quality. How do you solve this? Simple. You move your feet, you move forward, you
move back, you get your composition right and that’s how you start doing this which
is digital zoom.

Move your feet. Subscribe now. Watch this, watch this video..

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The Worst Text You Could Ever Receive…

My goodness, it's terrible Super bad That’s right, it’s a disaster To be honest, the matter is much more serious than I thought A simple text symbol that crashed iMessage Just such a symbol makes iMessage completely unusable but I asked Will to look into it to see what the hell was going on It turns out that the actual situation is much more serious On his Macbook, this symbol crashed Havok directly The Note application on the notebook has crashed Just because there is a note in it that contains this symbol Just need a symbol That’s why I called Will over because he was studying this all morning Let’s test it in different ways to see how bad it is His Android machine is here, there is another one here, and then the iPhone X I will copy this symbol in the SMS chat and send it out, and send it to the Android device using the Android device, so that I can confirm that this is a problem only for iOS and OSX.

let's start My cell phone signal is a bit poor, so… Got it, look Nothing happens on the Android machine But what's going to happen next is a bit risky Just such a simple symbol may directly crash the messaging application on iPhone X Kind of crazy The ghost knows if we find this, will other apps have problems? Give it to Jack, show them Okay, that symbol is there, once the mouse touches that symbol Highlight it… collapsed! Show them what happens when you open the note app The note-taking app can’t even be opened IPhone X on the left, your phone on the right I put my phone card in, it might be a disaster I want to warn you, don't do this! I'm not kidding, it's really bad This symbol may crash your phone Yes, let them see what we are talking about Symbols are copied in The SIM card is read on the iPhone X send Will told me before that this is a foreign language Yes, I think it should be the Indian language Anyway, the language symbols of individual countries What if you are in this country? Do you have this symbol on your keyboard? Everyone is going to collapse The sending speed is a bit slow Why I feel that as long as I send a Test, he won’t crash It takes some time Did the iPhone receive it? Oh My God A little dangerous WOW! The phone restarted directly! If I open the text message, click on this text message Ready? But I don’t know why my iMessage app didn’t crash completely Because my next text message rejected the previous one, so it’s okay If someone is stupid and sends you this symbol, then he is willing to help you He can send you a rescue text message In this case, when you open the SMS, the phone does not need to display this symbol Before I send the rescue SMS, I first try to open the SMS app Now send a rescue text message, and then…

BOOM! I can enter the SMS application now If I take the initiative to open the chat window with Will SMS app will still crash collapsed! But if you copy this symbol in and post it, the iPhone will crash again. SMS arrived Open…crash It crashed immediately, and the text message was completely useless Completely collapsed The extent of this matter is more serious than I thought Apple, I hope you can find some engineers to see what's going on This is a big problem Remember, your Uncle Lewis told you not to do this They don’t realize how much we rely on technology now Just such a small bug immediately makes you panic It’s just a small symbol that makes so many things fall apart Willy Do, thank you for investigating this matter and sacrificing your own computer for presentation I'll go back and use my Pixel 2 XL hhhh, Android device Then I want to send this to Jack Do not! Don't do that! I was kidding, kidding

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Unboxing The World’s Smallest Phone

Oh my God I like this mysterious package best Unboxing is always exciting But i happen to know what's inside This is a product prototype that has attracted a lot of attention on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform Stickers This is not, this is a business card It’s still their CEO’s business card, shocked Throw away Ah ♂~ The smallest mobile phone in the world This thing is too small to be unbelievable ZANCO tiny t1 The smallest mobile phone in the world As you all know, I opened the box once called the "smallest" cell phone This one is smaller than those Sync contacts and music on your phone Monochrome screen voice Changer 3 days standby time Built-in Bluetooth Insert a Nano size card into your mobile phone, which can store 500 SMS You heard that right, this phone has a voice changer You can become a man Female, child, elderly Cartoon character, teenager, optimus prime Duck, EVA robot WALL·E robot, Rap man and Rap sister Started to get fun Let's see how small this thing is Ho Ho Ho! WOW! It's unbelievably small Am i dreaming Great profit! It looks like there are speakers on the back Insert the SIM card from the side Compared with this, it feels that the Nano card has become bigger Smaller than my thumb About the same size as an SD card About the size of a coin Smaller than a small lighter Much smaller than the ketchup bag About the size of two pieces of gum This is too small! With a micro USB cable for charging There is also a card pin This one sells for $55 You may be thinking, who is the user group of this thing? I think this is fun to make For those who will try anything I took this out at the party, everyone was stunned Use this thing to call They will be stunned The buttons on the phone are much smaller than my fingers Jack, what do you think? hhhhhhh This is Pixel 2XL Of course the two phones have different goals But if you look at this contrast, it’s too small Ok, boot up Time has come, full power I want to insert the SIM card and try to make a call What do you think? Looks like I have a text message Let's try to make a call, Will what's your phone number Did you hear Not bad It's connected, it's weird Oh WOW! This speaker is quite loud Will: Yo~ Hey man, your voice sounds very clear eh Will: Uh, your voice is also very clear Really? I didn’t expect this thing to have good call quality You are too, very clear Feel like a secret agent You don’t need to bring your mobile phone, just bring this, and you can put it in your socks Suppose you want to go for a jog, but you are afraid of a call and don’t want to take such a big mobile phone out.

You need a smaller phone Should I try the voice changer? Okay, I'm going to change positions with Will, Will you come over Low voice Sounds a bit like a robot But it feels so strange hhhhh Okay, this thing is made for fun The body is incredibly small Not bad for fun But if it comes to work, such as texting I feel scary when I think about it It's unexpectedly good to call hhhh What What the hell This phone is not as big as the black part You can buy a normal phone for $50, but it will definitely not be the smallest in the world But for those who like to collect, buy this as a gift for him, he absolutely likes

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Unboxing The World’s Smallest Phone

Oh my God I like this mysterious package best Unpacking is always exciting But i happen to know what's inside This is a product prototype that has attracted a lot of attention on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform Stickers This is not, this is a business card It’s still their CEO’s business card, shocked Throw away Ah ♂~ The smallest mobile phone in the world This thing is too small to be unbelievable ZANCO tiny t1 The smallest mobile phone in the world As you guys know, I opened the box once called the "smallest" cell phone This one is smaller than those Sync contacts and music on your phone Monochrome screen voice Changer 3 days standby time Built-in Bluetooth Insert a Nano size card into your mobile phone, which can store 500 SMS You heard that right, this phone has a voice changer You can become a man Female, child, elderly Cartoon character, teenager, optimus prime Duck, EVA robot WALL·E robot, Rap man and Rap girl Started to get fun Let's see how small this thing is Ho Ho Ho! WOW! It's unbelievably small Am i dreaming Great profit! It looks like there are speakers on the back Insert the SIM card from the side Compared with this, I feel that the Nano card has become bigger Smaller than my thumb About the same size as an SD card About the size of a coin Smaller than a small lighter Much smaller than the ketchup bag About the size of two pieces of chewing gum This is too small! With a micro USB cable for charging There is also a card pin This one sells for $55 You may be thinking, who is the user group of this thing? I think this is fun to make For those who will try anything I took this out at the party, everyone was stunned Use this thing to make a call They will be stunned The buttons on the phone are much smaller than my fingers Jack, what do you think? hhhhhhh This is Pixel 2XL Of course the two phones have different goals But if you look at this contrast, it’s too small Ok, boot up Time has come, full power I want to insert the SIM card and try to make a call What do you think? Looks like I have a text message Let's try to make a call, Will what's your phone number Did you hear Not bad It's connected, it's weird Oh WOW! This speaker is quite loud Will: Yo~ Hey man, your voice sounds very clear eh Will: Uh, your voice is also very clear Really? I didn’t expect this thing to have a good call quality You are too, very clear Feel like a secret agent You don’t need to bring your mobile phone, just bring this, and you can put it in your socks Suppose you want to go for a jog, but you are afraid of a call and don’t want to take such a big mobile You need a smaller phone Should I try the voice changer? OK, I want to change positions with Will, Will you come over Low voice Sounds a bit like a robot But it feels so strange hhhhh Okay, this thing is made for fun The body is incredibly small Not bad for fun But if it comes to work, such as texting I feel scary when I think about it It's unexpectedly good to call hhhh What What the hell This phone is not as big as the black part You can buy a normal phone for $50, but it will definitely not be the smallest in the world But for those who like to collect, buy this as a gift for him, he absolutely loves

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This phone has a 15,000 RPM cooling fan!!! – Legion Duel Phone 2

– There's a separate RGB
LED in the little fan, are you kidding me? Everyone and their dog is getting into the gaming phones space now, but not everyone designs
their gaming phone for competitive eSports
play, that's right, David. No, no, stop it, stop it. This is an eSports phone, and, there is legitimately
some stuff about it that is straight up very, very cool. This is the Lenovo Legion Duel Phone 2, not dual phone, it's
just one phone, duel like (imitating battle noises) I'm fighting with you,
that kind of cool stuff. It's got a Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 18 gigabytes of LPDDR5 memory, up to 512 gigabytes of UFS
3.1 storage, and get this, it's got an active cooling system for its vapor chamber cooler, that's got a 12,500 RPM fan here and then a 15,000 RPM fan
at the top for exhaust, so yes, my friends, you are
looking at holes in the phone here and here for flipping cooling.

And apparently they have
rethought the layout of the internals of this phone, so all the heat producing
devices are kind of all aligned along this cooling path. They claim that the air heats
up as much as 22 degrees going from the intake to the exhaust. This thing is crazy. Like, yeah, the ROG phone
is for gaming or whatever, but this is clearly meant
to be held like this, I mean, even if I'm taking a picture. So it's got 63 megapixel cameras, and 16 megapixel rear snappers on it, like if I'm taking a
picture with this thing, I'm holding it like this,
like a freaking camera. Okay, we're, you know what? We're going to straight up open
the camera right away here. – Sup Jono?
– What's up? (camera clicking) – Look at this guy waving in a picture and now I got a blurry hand to look at it. Anyway, the point is, the rear camera is not
the main event here, the main event is the
pop-out selfie camera.

That's right, you cannot
be a legit pro gamer unless you have a face
cam while you're gaming. Man, this thing is a chunky
boy though, which makes sense, when you've got an active cooling system with not one, but two fans, a 5,500 milliamp power battery
that is split into two, and charges at up to 90 Watts. And of course, like any
self-respecting gaming phone, it's got dual forward facing speakers, so hopefully it's going
to sound pretty decent. That's a bit of a slow
fingerprint scanner, but let's see how it performs when, okay, that's fine when you're unlocking, just a little slow to
register your fingerprints, so that's pretty good. All right, so let's just– (screaming and laughing) There it is, look at that.

Sup David? – [Jono] That's pretty good. – Wait, it's on the, hold on
a second, are you kidding me? It is on the lock button, so it… (beeping) Like what? That is crazy. Why would you put the camera
right on the lock button? Yeah, I don't know, if
you want the lock button positioned for right-handed people, and then if you want sort
of, the landscape mode, to be kind of a sensible, you want the volume rocker out of the way while you're gaming, so you got your shoulder
buttons and stuff, I mean, I guess that's
just where it has to go.

As a PC enthusiast, it drives me crazy how much better the front
facing cameras are on phones. Like, are you telling
me, PC manufacturers, that you couldn't find a way
to put a camera that thick in your laptop? – Impossible?
– [Jono] Yeah. – Completely impossible, can't be done? – [David] What about
the processing, though? – Okay, Intel, are you telling me that processing cannot be fixed? Okay, it can't be better? At any rate, wow. (laughing in background) That is a lot of smoothing. I am beautiful. Holy crap, look at that, my
pores are picture perfect. How much you want to
bet that I straight up do not have wrinkles when
I smile on this thing? This side is hilariously smoothed.

Wow. (laughing) Oh, beauty mode, you so silly. That is super cool, and I
think they did a bang up job of getting the length
of the lens just right for a face camera while you're gaming. But of course, there's more to this that
makes it a gaming phone than just performance, cooling,
and a front facing camera, starting of course, with all
of the touch sensitive buttons that are located around the device.

So on each top you've
got two trigger buttons or, well there's two shoulder buttons because neither of them
is pressure sensitive, so you got one, two, three, four. You've got an additional
touch sensitive button on the back of the device,
which I believe is, you know what? I'm going to have to find
that a little bit later. And then finally, this is super cool, they've gone and they've put
a more advanced haptic motor system in this phone so
that you've actually got two pressure sensitive buttons
on either side of the screen. I am really excited to try that out. Naturally, there's RGB lighting. Hey. All right. So it's got a 144 Hertz display, but there's more to the responsiveness of a mobile phone display than just how quickly it refreshes. It actually pools for
touches at 720 Hertz, so that means that when
you touch the screen, by pooling more often, it's getting the most
up-to-date possible information so that your inputs are
going to have less latency.

720 Hertz. – [David] Yeah, that's pretty cool. – We're getting dangerously
close to like PC peripherals. Now, touch screens are
inherently not as responsive as something like a mouse
or a keyboard input device, but we can improve that a lot
by pooling more frequently. Oh my God, hold on a
second, this is hilarious. I'm just going to enable trubo fan here. (laughing) This is cool, so you can
change your lighting effects depending on what's going on, so it can play with their music app, which I don't know if
you would use that much cause you probably have
Spotify, or whatever.

(laughing in background) Color changes by device temperature when you get calls, cool. When did having lights on your phone become not cool anymore? Remember those cool apps where you could have like
anyone that had an RGB LEB this is back in like
the Nexus 5 days, right? – [David] Yeah, the little top LED. – So you could have like color
coded and flashes and stuff. What was that app called? There was like a cool app
everyone loved so much. – No way, that's a separate
RGB LED in the little fan.

Are you kidding me? To Lenovo Legion's credit, the design is really well balanced. They said that, like we
saw on the ROG Phone 5, they split the battery apart, so this is better for battery longevity, as well as for the balance of the device. And, talking about battery longevity, yeah, it's all fine and good to be able to charge your
device to 50% in 13 minutes, but you also have to
have protections in place for your battery. So, since this is a device that is very likely to be
plugged in via USB Type-C. Of course, there are two Type-C ports, there's one that you can use horizontally, and one that you can use vertically.

You want to make sure that
you're not just juicing it up to a hundred percent and
leaving it there the whole time while it's running an
intensive application, like a game and heating up, cause that's really bad for the battery. So, they've got phalanx
battery protection system, not to be confused with phallus
battery protection system which is more common in adult toys. Should we fire up some COD? This video is brought to you by Vincero.

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display, 2460 by 1080. I'm expecting it to be very good, to compete with the ROG Phone 5, it's going to have to be excellent. (COD theme music playing on phone) – [David] Wow. – That's pretty rich, isn't it? – [David] That's really good.
– [Jono] Yeah.

(gunshots on phone) – Oh, God. Oh, boy. Hey, I'm out of here. How do I just aim but not fire? Okay. Like that. Wow, these bots are really bad. These are clearly designed to make you feel good
about your skills, man. (laughing in background) Cause I have barely been touched. (chuckling) Here we go. Oh, well, sorry, I was
confused, I couldn't move.

(laughing in background) Too busy winning. All right, here we go. Here we go, here we go, here we go. Now that I know how to do
it, this is fairly intuitive, it's not bad. So you go wide triggers. See, I just didn't realize you
can move these things around. Let's see how it handles
screen recording while playing. Okay, let's rampage, I think rampage, Oh wow, high-speed mode. I mean, this game's locked
at 30 to 60 FPS anyway, but there are games that do
run at a higher frame rate. Man, having all those extra functions bound to the touch buttons at
the back and stuff, not bad. And you what? to it's credit, I've been
sitting here playing for… I don't know, what 10,
15 minutes at this point? It's barely even warm
to the touch, here is. So this is where they put all the heat generating components, and even with the fans
running, like it's warm, but the sides where my hands are, not bad.

Hold on, Let me see how many
of these bots I can line up and kill it at the same time. (laughing) – They just stand there. Oh man, I still can't
kill them, it's shocking. Like are they pointing at the ground? Watch them. Watch them, watch them,
let's see where he shoots. Where are you shooting, dog? Look at this guy, look,
he's shooting at the ground. I mean, if the idea of gaming is to make you feel like
an unstoppable bad-ass, this is going to do the trick for ya. It's like I might as well be Darth Vader fighting like Ewoks, like an army of Ewoks, like
Jar Jar Binks sized Ewoks. (laughing in background) Or you Ewok-sized Jar Jar
Binks', what would be worse? (laughing) I'm impressed, the display
looks freaking great, they boast, what is that? 110% coverage of DCI-P3 or
something like that, 111. Pretty darn impressive. The sound is great, HDR 10 plus. If you're into gaming, hey, this is looking pretty compelling. Man, that middle part really is toasty, like this thing is
freaking, it's going, man. Oh, I just realized I never actually finished doing the unboxing.

It comes with two USB C-to-C cables. What else we got here? The thing is freaking heavy. Hold on a second, do you have to plug
both freaking cables in to get the max output? Are you kidding me? Am I understanding this correctly? Okay, what else we got? Stylish outside. Oh God, yeah, that's not
what I would describe as stylish outside. Everything else about this
has been great so far, Look at that, Type-C to headphone jack, how hard was that, Apple? Really hard apparently, SIM. Oh, I didn't even mention
it has dual SIM slots. So we've got a SIM removal tool and that's it for the accessory package. Man, this really puts the brick
in power brick, this thing. This is a really cool device,
now that gaming phones have been through their
first couple of, sort of, yeah, does this really need to exist? If it does, not really in
this form kind of iterations. (sighing) It's getting to the point where like, honestly, if most of
what you did was game on, you know, a mobile device
like an Android device.

There's a lot of gaming
to be done on this, and the price doesn't
even seem that outlandish compared to another mobile
gaming console, like, I mean, well, really
there's only the Switch, and Switch Lite, Switch Lite, Switch Lite. – [David] The Vita's still alive. – The Vita is not still alive, David. – [David] It's still alive – But this channel is still alive, so make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss more
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Galaxy S8 Teardown – Complete Repair Video

The Galaxy S8, the newest infinity displayed
flagship from Samsung. But what happens when that display breaks? This thing already passed my durability test
with flying colors. Now it’s time to see what this thing is
made of, and what it looks like on the inside. Let’s get started. [Intro] There are no visible screws along the outside,
which is pretty normal for Samsung these days. It does make the phone slightly harder to
repair, but not impossible. The process I am demonstrating is going to
be pretty much the exact same for both the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. But the replacement parts are going to be
different.

I’ll have those linked separately in the
description. I’ve warmed up the back of the phone with
my heat gun or hair dryer until it’s just barely too hot to touch. Then I can stick a thin metal pry tool between
the metal frame and the glass of the phone. Lift it up just high enough to slip a playing
card or business card inside, and that will help you get around that curve without breaking
anything.

If you need replacement backs, or if you break
yours during your repair, they are pretty inexpensive so don’t stress out too much. After slicing through both sides, I’ll slip
my green pry tool in to hold the glass up and keep it from resealing itself onto the
phone body. The rest of the adhesive will be easy to cut
away after that. Remember it’s important not to go too deep
inside of the phone because there is important stuff under there that can be punctured, like
the wireless charging or the battery. So stick around the edges. Once the back glass is free, we can see the
fingerprint scanner up along the top. It’s still attached to the real panel. The first interesting thing that we find is
all the warnings on the battery. You got normal stuff like don’t burn, don’t
puncture, avoid extreme temperatures. And then you get this no dogs allowed sign. Like, I’m not a dog person myself, but I
don’t advocate pet discrimination either.

Are cats and goldfish okay? I don’t really understand the rules anymore
and Samsung just kind of made it weird. There are 14 screws holding down the first
layer of guts. The circle-y thing is the wireless charging. We cut open one of these on the What’s Inside
YouTube channel. The copper wires coil up to receive power
through inductance, and then pass that power through the battery into these pins on the
motherboard. Pretty sweet technology. Apple will probably invent this technology
in the future for one of their next iPhones. So that’s something for iPhone users to
look forward to. The battery disconnects from the motherboard
easy enough, but there are no magical pull tabs underneath like we’ve seen on some
other phones, so it’s time to use brute force.

I’ll use the rounded end of my metal pry
tool, taking extreme care not to slice or puncture the battery. I also took special care not to use a dog
at any point during this procedure since that’s one of Samsung’s battery requirements. The battery does look pretty cool. It’s got a 3000 milliamp capacity, and it
even has a see-through area up at the top for the protection circuit that I talked about
during my Note 7 video. The clear plastic on the battery makes me
want a clear phone even more. It’s also cool that the inside of the phone
is the same color as the outside – just like what we saw with the red iPhone that
I took apart a few weeks ago. The loud speaker is the next piece to come
out. It’s got a little water damage indicator
down at the bottom. Remember, these phones are water resistant
and not water proof.

It still has those golden contact points where
it receives it’s power and signal from the phone. Before we can remove the charging port, we
have to take out the main board. I’ll start disconnecting the wire cables
at the bottom; there are three of those. Then the screen ribbon unsnaps like a little
Lego from the side of the motherboard. After that I’ll move up to the front sensor
array ribbon cable, and the front facing camera ribbon connector. And then, you know, there’s the SIM card
tray that I should have removed before we started. At the base of the motherboard there’s a
Lego connector for the charging port, but it’s on the underside of the board making
things a little more complicated than it should be. I’ll give you a better view of that in just
a second. Now that the motherboard is out, we have the
plastic Samsung heat pipe.

This helps keep the processor cool since copper
is a better conductor of heat than aluminum is. The thermal transfer away from the processor
is more efficient than with copper. Now the rear 12 megapixel camera has it’s
own Lego-like connection on the motherboard. I’ll snap that off and push the camera through
the board. This is definitely replaceable. Just for kicks and giggles I’ll pull out
the front facing camera as well. This little guy is attached to the iris scanner. If you look at the rear camera, you can see
it move around inside of the frame. This is called the OIS, or optical image stabilization. I’ll show you more of how this works in
just a second. On the front camera unit, the iris scanner
is solid and normally the front facing camera is solid as well, but this one has movement. Samsung didn’t advertise having stabilization
on this front camera, but it looks like they might have been playing around with the idea
of adding it.

OIS takes image quality to the next level
so it would be pretty awesome if they did. I’ll tuck that front facing camera back
into the frame and clip the rear camera back into place as well. Let’s take a look at that earpiece speaker. Remember, during my durability test I complained
that the grill size was way smaller on the new S8 than it was on the older S7.

It turns out that the internal speakers are
pretty much the same size. If anything, the S8 might even be a little
bit larger of a speaker, so no worries there. Since the speaker does sit a little lower
than the actual earpiece slot, this channel directs the sound out of the hole in the front. This sensor array at the front is all connected
with this ribbon cable. And the volume and Bixby buttons are all connected
with these golden contact pads.

The round vibrator has it’s own two contact
pads. And the power button is built the same way
– two little contact pads resting up against the motherboard. Now for the bottom of the phone. The headphone jack is very easily replaceable,
just one little screw to hold it in place. And it has the same little Lego style ribbon
connector connecting it to the charging port board. You can see the little rubber seal around
the headphone jack to help keep the water out. There are 5 more screws holding the charging
port board to the frame. And here is the charging port itself. Incredible nice that we don’t have the front
capacitive button reach around that we saw in the Galaxy S6- that was a nightmare. The charging port is pretty standard. It’s got the USBC port and the little microphone
off to the side.

This phone is actually pretty easy to work
on once you get inside that glued shut back glass. From the exterior you can see that there is
metal all around the edge of the phone, but now that we have the guts taken out and the
internals of the S8 exposed, we can see that it’s the same hunk of metal throughout the
entire device which fully explains the rigidity of the phone. Metal is pretty solid. There’s a little slot in the frame for the
screen ribbon to poke through. Speaking of the screen, replacing a cracked
display is not cheap or easy with a Samsung. For one, it’s glued into place. And two, the curved AMOLED panels are pretty
expensive. I’ll have the current pricing linked in
the video description for you. Since the screen is glued in, the old display
is essentially sacrificed in the removal process. Once it is heated up and removed, similar
to how we did the back panel, just feed the new screen ribbon through the metal frame
of the phone and plop it down into place.

I did this with the Galaxy S7 teardown if
you’re interested in seeing the exact process. Since this screen is not broken though, I’ll
leave it intact. And I’ll talk about a few ways to protect
your phone towards the end of the video. Assembling the phone is a piece of cake. Charging port gets tucked back into place
along with the headphone jack. This is a pretty great use of space, Samsung. There are 6 screws holding down all the components.

Then get those round wires tucked into the
grooves along the metal frame. Now the charging port is connected at the
base of the motherboard which is normal for Samsung, but strange to the rest of us. I’ll plug that in before setting the rest
of the motherboard into place making sure there are no ribbons or connections stuck
underneath the board as it goes down. I’ll clip in the front sensor array, and
then the iris scanner and front facing camera. There are those 3 signal wires down at the
bottom of the motherboard. The circular heads are pretty fragile so make
sure you are gentle as you press them into place. And finally the screen ribbon snaps into place
like a little Lego. The loud speaker is next. It’s easiest to snap the plastic into the
metal frame from the bottom edge first. And the last thing we plug in is the battery. This is for the phone’s own protection. Normally you’ll want to put adhesive under
the battery as well.

And you should definitely not turn your phone
on at this point, but I kind of want to show you something cool, so I’m going to do it
anyway. Remember the camera stabilization I talked
about earlier? Here it is in action. The camera is turned on right now and the
phone hardware is physically stabilizing the camera image to compensate for the shakiness
or the movement of my hands.

Huge thumbs up for that. It’s seriously one of the best features
you can have in a smart phone, and not every phone comes with this kind of hardware stabilizing. I think it’s pretty sweet. I check the front camera, but it doesn’t
look like there is any kind of movement or stabilizing in the lens. So while Samsung might have considered adding
OIS on that front camera, it’s definitely not enabled at the moment.

Now the phone is turned off again. I will set the wireless charging into place
and get all 14 screws screwed in. And finally I can clip in the fingerprint
scanner ribbon. This is a tedious process that reminds me
a lot of the iPhone 5s. I maybe could have popped the fingerprint
scanner out of the back glass and set it into place on the inside, but I wanted to keep
that seal with the back glass as tight as possible, and my green tool worked just fine. The best kind of repair is the one you don’t
have to do. The best way to keep your phone from breaking
in the future is to protect it with a case or a skin.

A naked phone is just asking for trouble. A skin, like the one you see here from dbrand,
goes a long way for adding grip, keeping that phone scratch free, and adding a raised surface
around the camera lens for a little extra protection. I’ll toss a link in the description for
you. And thanks to dbrand for supporting this video. Hopefully it will save people money when they
break their phones in the future. If you want to check out a few other projects
I’m working on, Instagram and Twitter have all my behind the scenes. And let me know if you were successful in
repairing your own phone. Thanks a ton for watching! I’ll see you around..

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Xperia 1 III Official Product Video – Speed and beyond

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How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S II (Epic 4G)

hey guys Kevin here from kg my net I got the Samsung Galaxy s2 from Sprint here it's a really sweet phone just want to show you real quick how to do a factory reset without going through the OS you might need to do this if you you know you set a lock code on your on your phone and you forget what it is so you can't get in or something like that so we'll get started here first we're going to go ahead and shut it down shut the phone down and get that started all right and I'm also going to pull the SD card it shouldn't really be necessary you shouldn't lose any data but I'm reckon thing take any chances so I've backed up my contacts and so up so on the SD card I'm just open the back and one nice thing about the galaxy s2 here is that the SD card is easily accessible without taking the battery out my previous phone an Evo required you to take the battery and everything out so it was kind of annoying in that way just pop out the SD card to set it aside and ready to go so now what we're going to do is hold the volume up and the power buttons hold them both down simultaneously and continue holding them until the logo appears when the logo appears then I'll let off with the power button and continue to hold the power of the volume up button so here we go both the volume up in the power are pressed there's the galaxy logo release the power button and now we're coming up to the Android recovery menu and I'm going to arrow down to wipe data/factory reset' and i'll touch the home button to select that and then i'll roll down to yes and delete all user data and touch the home button again and there goes so I'm going to take just a couple of seconds here to go through everything wipe it clean and we are at a fresh fresh phone now we just need to reboot it and it'll be just like it was out of the box now we'll take a little bit of extra time to boot up tix has to go through its you know first time in this initialization whatever that entails but just give it a couple of minutes here and see what we get that sequence once again was holding down the power button and the volume up button simultaneously until you see the galaxy logo and at that time you'd let go of the power button continue holding the volume button and that'll get you to the Android recovery recovery menu while we're waiting I guess I can go and put the SD card back in you don't have to power off it can be inserted or removed hot wild phones running and put the cover back on okay there we are just like came on the box it's scanning the SD card we're good to go so if you have any further questions I'd love to make some more videos on this phone it's like I said I'm really enjoying this phone but just if you have questions just post them here or on my website Android cagey money net and we'll we'll see you that

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The coolest phone I’ve ever broken – Legion Duel Phone 2

well here we are again with another gaming phone gaming phones are usually the coolest phones and some of my favorites because they push the limits with both design and specs both of which can obviously be utilized by everyone even if gaming isn't your main thing i didn't really know lenovo made smartphones until now i did use one of their laptops all through college though so they have been around for a long time opening up the box we get our first glimpse of the phone lenovo sent me their legion phone dual 2 to check out with a box that's surprisingly optically stabilized already innovative i like it inside the box to get dual usb c cables and a charging brick that has dual usb usb-c ports i'm beginning to see why they call us the dual 2. when both ports are plugged in and used at the same time we can apparently juice up the phone with 90 watts of power i'll get to that more in a second the phone is resting on one more box i'll pull them both out and in here we get a little headphone jack adapter as well as a thin clear plastic case and finally the phone itself this is one of the most unique looking phones we've seen in a while it's got curves in the weirdest places i'm looking forward to this one let's get started [Music] right off the bat this phone feels like a solid chunk of brick it's heavy thick and long with a very strange abnormal growth in the center apparently this center hump is for the brains of the whole operation while the dual batteries are off in the wings in the hump we've got the center mounted cameras as well as the rgb leds and most importantly the dual fans we've seen one fan before in a cell phone and the red magic gaming phones but not two taking apart this dual 2 should be pretty interesting but first things first the scratch test i have a set of mohs mineral picks that help differentiate between different minerals and materials and every now and then we have a phone slip into the system that's hiding under a plastic screen protector doesn't take too long to figure out that this dual two's incredibly unique anatomy might come with some issues normally the camera bump is up top so the phone rocks left and right but this time around with the camel hump in the middle the phone is rocking top to bottom like a giant seesaw not necessarily a bad thing but i could see it getting a little annoying trying to one hand type a message while the phone is laying on a flat surface it'll bounce around like a bobble head finishing up the scratch test we see that the screen is made from tempered glass by its scratches at level six with deeper grooves at a level seven this is the part where we normally go find the front facing camera but as you can clearly see this phone does not have one at least not where we would normally expect it it's got a side mounted motorized pop-up camera hidden underneath the power button i didn't see that one coming it's a loud little guy apparently it's here on the side so that gamers can livestream themselves playing games while the phone is being held horizontally and it makes quite a bit of sense and since the camera is motorized it's not taking up any pixel real estate inside that display pressing the power button which is now extended up into the air still turns off the screen and retracts the camera it's kind of weird if you want to take normal vertical selfies of course but definitely not a deal breaker the lens on the front of the camera is made from glass and is scratch resistant and impressively has 44 megapixels the camera also has fall protection which we've seen on other pop-up camera smartphones where it tries to retract before hitting the ground if it's ever dropped the large earpiece speaker grille is made from plastic and won't be falling out on its own it's also one of a pair dual loudspeakers on a phone where everything is dual the bottom stereo speaker grille is also made from plastic the right side of the phone is made from metal and there's a whole lot going on no mechanical pop-up buttons like we saw on the black shark 3 gaming phone but there are a total of four ultrasonic programmable gaming buttons on this side alone two on the right side then we have the textured metal power button sitting on top of the motorized camera and then of course the output vent for the internal dual fans which we'll get to in a second and then the other pair of programmable buttons on the top side the top of the phone is pretty empty then over here on the left side of the phone we have the metal volume rocker and one of the two usb-c ports the second usb-c port of course is down at the bottom where it normally is next to the dual sim card tray which has a slot on either side for sim cards we'll talk more about the usb-c ports in a second the back of the phone is interesting of course like a turtle we've never seen anything quite like it there are an additional two programmable capacitive buttons under that slope of the rear glass leading up to the center camera mountain all of these rear surfaces of course are made from glass and as we know a gaming phone can't be a gaming phone without some sweet led action there are two cameras included on everest here one is a 64 megapixel main sensor and the other is a 16 megapixel wide-angle lens both protected under that same piece of glass and of course the fans which are both back here as well now supposedly this fan contraption is specially oriented over the vapor chamber which helps with heat dissipation and supposedly both fans are ip58 meaning that it's protected against water but we'll have to see how that's even possible from the inside during the tear down video the fans are pretty quiet and i can get them going full blast with rampage mode they are tiny little guys though with 29 blades each the intake fan is spinning at 12 500 rpm and the exhaust fan is spinning at 15 000 rpm lenovo says the fans are capable of lowering the internal temperature of the qualcomm 888 processor by over 30 percent compared to other smartphones that have the same chip which is pretty impressive and definitely a worthwhile addition to the phone if i get little pieces of paper sprinkled on my desk we can see the exhaust fan moving them a little bit but it's still a pretty small blower i ripped a thread out of my shirt so we can see it a little clearer a little wisp blowing in the gentle breeze a gentle breeze that of course helps you kill your enemies more efficiently speaking of vanquishing enemies efficiently it does take a lot of energy and the legion phone dual 2 has plenty of that as you've guessed there are dual batteries one on either side of the phone which is a little worrisome since the dual battery situation didn't work out too well for the rog phone 5 but let's keep our fingers crossed that lenovo's done it better both of these ports can be used to charge up the batteries when i plug in one of the cables it turns on turbo charging and when both of them get plugged in it turns on dual turbo charging which pumps 90 watts of power into the phone to charge the massive 5 500 milliamp hour battery to 100 in just 30 minutes which has also got to be some kind of record finally the burn test we'll make things a little more interesting this time around with a little help from the fans it's easy to tell that this is the intake by the way it's ingesting the flame internally digesting fire is generally frowned upon but you gotta admit it looks pretty cool the exhaust vent is also strong enough to blow out my lighter which is pretty impressive and at least now we know the fans are good at working in extremely hot environments the screen of the dual 2 is a 6.9 inch 1080p display with a 144hz refresh rate and most impressively a 720hz touch sampling rate which i'm pretty sure is another record the touch sampling rate is almost more important than the refresh rate while gaming since it's how fast the screen can sense what your fingers are doing and then of course the amoled display does last for about 33 seconds under the heat from my lighter and does not fully recover now again fingerprint scanners are not my favorite but i do have a theory about scanners that don't work very well usually it's the flat optical scanners with a wide sensor and no lens that can't read my fingerprint and since this phone is struggling to even set my fingerprint it'll be interesting to see if my hypothesis is correct when we open it up from the inside i'm guessing the optical scanner doesn't have a lens now when i first picked up this phone i noticed that it's extremely heavy to the point where i'm not even remotely concerned about it breaking but you know there are some weird shapes and structural designs going on and well turns out there is a weaker gaming phone than the rog phone 5.

The legion phone dual 2 with its two speakers two fans and two batteries is now most definitely in two pieces the display is shattered and destroyed underneath that gorilla glass 5 which surprisingly is still intact at first close-up glance at the breaking point it looks like pitted porous metal was the culprit of the break but it turns out it's a clean snap right along that antenna line which match up on either side of the glass hump the antenna lines are usually plastic to allow the phone to get its signal since antennas don't work well through metal unfortunately though these same antenna lines are also symmetrically mirrored at the other end of the camera mountain which means the legion phone 2 is now the legion phone 3 as in it's in 3 pieces if those antenna lines were positioned differently or reinforced internally this might have gone differently the front glass is still intact though nice work corning a bad year for gaming phones really shows how well gorilla glass holds up the legion phone dual 2 does not pass my durability test now remember durability is just one aspect of choosing your next phone a simple case will solve the majority of structural issues and just because i broke it does not make it a bad phone it just gives us an idea of what to look out for and what situations to avoid while owning it it's a super cool phone literally and figuratively internally and externally just don't sit on it the tear down will still be pretty interesting we'll check out those fans from the inside as well as the supposedly massive vapor chamber so hit that subscribe button if you haven't already come hang out with me on instagram and twitter and thanks a ton for watching i'll see you around

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