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Hello everyone and welcome to another topical deep dive here on the Cord Cutters News channel. And so this week, we wanted to take a look at the world of smart TVs, those TV models that have streaming app support built right into them. The idea there is you don’t need a separate box from Roku, Amazon, Apple, etc. So they could be a convenient choice for cord cutters and streamers at a variety of price points. And honestly, it’s getting harder and harder to find a non-smart TV these days, so let’s explore a bit, shall we? And in this video, we’re going to highlight some of the reasons why smart TVs make sense, as well as some of their disadvantages. And we’ll also highlight some of the biggest names in smart TVs right now. If you’re in the market for a new TV and you’re considering one with smart capabilities built right in, we hope you find this one useful.
This is… the state of smart TVs in 2021. Why Smart TVs Can Be a Great Choice First off, let’s talk about why smart TVs might be a good choice for your next TV. And perhaps the biggest perk to smart TVs is the convenience. Since smart TVs pack in some sort of streaming platform, you don’t have to worry about hooking up an external device like a Roku Ultra or Apple TV to have access to your apps. And that can be a great space saver, since you don’t have to dedicate shelf space for a separate device and you’ll likely have fewer remotes to deal with. And honestly, despite having access to an absurd amount of streaming devices in our household, we still use our LG’s built-in smart TV platform for the vast majority of our streaming needs because of that convenience, and that includes using just the one remote. However, there are still instances where we’ll use other devices to access certain apps, which leads us to why smart TVs sometimes aren’t the best choice. Why Smart TVs Can Be a Not-So-Great Choice So yes, smart TVs are everywhere these days, and there’s no shortage of choices on the market from a wide range of manufacturers.
But there are instances where a given smart TV might not be the best choice for your streaming needs. For one, just like their dedicated device siblings, smart TV platforms all have their inherent strengths and weaknesses. And that can include things like varying levels of app support, or performance issues. Sometimes, pairing software with lower-cost, lower-performance TV hardware can result in a less-than-pleasant viewing experience. And for me, that’s most often when I turn to an external device rather than my LG OLED’s built-in webOS software. Certain apps, like Sling or Pluto TV for example, simply run better and more smoothly on other hardware that I have access to.
And just like external streaming devices, smart TV performance might be a concern over time. So maybe your smart TV software worked just fine for the first few years, but as apps have gotten more complex, overall performance might feel slower over time. In that case, you might feel a need to upgrade or, if the TV itself is doing just fine as, you know a TV, maybe resorting to an external streaming device to serve up those apps. You may also find yourself in a situation where there’s a specific TV with specs and performance you really like, but you’re not a fan of the built-in smart TV software.
Conversely, you could find yourself really liking a specific smart TV platform, like Roku TV or Fire TV for example, but you can’t quite find a supported TV model with the hardware specs you’re looking for. So you might find yourself buying a smart TV more for its hardware capabilities and just bypassing the built-in software altogether and going with a Roku Ultra, Nvidia Shield or any number of external devices instead. And with all of that being said, let’s take a look at some of the top names in smart TVs right now, starting with a brand that should be very familiar to streaming fans out there.
Roku TV Of course, any discussion about smart TVs should include Roku TV, the platform that combines the well-known Roku streaming software with TVs from a variety of manufacturers, including Hisense, Philips, RCA, Sharp, TCL, and several others. One of the biggest perks of the Roku TV platform is the sheer variety on offer. You can choose from a number of models across a wide range of price points. And they each feature access to Roku’s tried-and-true user interface and impressive app support. So if you’ve maybe used Roku’s dedicated streaming devices in the past, moving to a Roku TV smart TV should offer a pretty seamless transition. On the downside, despite solid TV maker support, you might find it tough to find Roku’s software built into a TV with the exact specs you’re looking for. And that can include, say, high-end OLED models, which often have some of the best picture quality currently available. If you have your sights set on a fancy OLED model, you won’t be able to find one with Roku’s software built in. Of course, if you still want that Roku user interface and app support, the company will happily sell you a standalone device, but as far as Roku TVs go, your best bet is in the lower-cost to mid-range televisions.
As far as specific models go, there are several to choose from, but we suggest taking a look at Hisense’s affordable line of R6 series Roku TVs or TCL’s 6-Series 4K QLED displays to start. Fire TV Like Roku TV, Amazon’s Fire TV platform also enjoys some solid TV maker support, with companies like JVC, Toshiba, and Westinghouse on board. And also like Roku TV, the major perk here is pairing Amazon’s popular Fire TV platform with well-known TV manufacturers. So you get the familiar Fire TV interface, along with the platform’s solid app support. Also like Roku TV, the Fire TV models on the market now are mainly LCD options, rather than higher-end OLED displays. Now, to be fair, German TV maker Grundig does produce an OLED TV with Fire TV software built-in, but here in the US, you’re mainly going to find LCD models on offer. And those often range from low-cost, budget models to mid-range to higher-end, non-OLED TVs. And again, there are plenty of models to choose from, but we’d recommend starting your Fire TV search with Toshiba’s C350 line, which includes 43-, 50-, and 55-inch models.
Android TV Another smart TV platform with solid TV maker support comes from Google. It’s the company’s Android TV platform, which you’ll find support for from a number of familiar names, including ones we’ve already discussed. So if you’re currently shopping for an Android-powered smart TV, you can select models from makers like Panasonic, Philips, Sharp, Sony, TCL, Toshiba, and several others. Besides Android TV’s robust app support, another thing the smart TV platform has going for it is support for high-end displays. So if you’re looking for an OLED TV with Android software built in, you have some choices, courtesy of Sony and its growing line of OLED TVs. Now, like most OLEDs on the market, these aren’t exactly budget models, but if you want top-shelf display quality and Android TV software, you definitely have some options. Of course, you can also choose from more budget-oriented models, as well as midrange options that balance price and features.
Overall, we’d suggest including TCL’s 4-Series in your search if you’re looking for an affordable Android TV. And maybe check out Sony’s A80J if you’re looking for an OLED option. Tizen And then we get into smart TV platforms that are tied to specific manufacturers. For instance, there’s Samsung, who makes a wide, wide range of TVs at all manner of price points and leverages the Tizen platform for its smart TV models. And like other smart TV platforms, Tizen offers up solid app support and Samsung’s been working to increase its value as a content hub for your streaming needs. So yes, your manufacturer choices are more limited than, say, Fire TV, Android TV, or Roku TV, but there is a ton of choice within Samsung’s lineup. At the more affordable end, we’d suggest checking out the AU8000 line. And for folks looking for high-end displays, the company’s QN90A QLED line is a great place to start. webOS LG is another major TV maker that’s been going its own route as far as smart TV software goes. And in this case, the company uses webOS for its LCD and OLED displays.
Like Tizen, you’ll find solid app support, though perhaps not as robust as you might find on Roku or Fire TV. For instance, Pluto TV only recently made an appliance on webOS TVs. So, like other platforms, it pays to make sure your favorite apps are supported ahead of time. But as far as hardware options go, LG similarly offers a wide range of choices from low-cost models to ultra-high-end displays. At the budget end, check out the UP7000 series of LCD TVs. If you’re looking for something more advanced, the C1 line of OLED TVs offers impressive specs and picture quality. SmartCast Last, but not least, we have Vizio and its SmartCast line of TVs.
And again, like Samsung and LG, there is solid app support to be found here, especially when it comes to big-name services like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video. However, there’s currently no HBO Max app available for SmartCast. Though Vizio says you can get around that by loading up the app on your mobile device and casting it to your TV via Apple AirPlay or Google Chromecast. And you might also find smaller apps aren’t quite yet supported on the service just yet. We often post updates on Cord Cutters News dot com about popular apps arriving on smart TV platforms like SmartCast, and those sometimes come months after a particular app has been on services like Roku or Fire TV. So keep an eye out for app support for sure.
On the bright side, SmartCast is available on Vizio’s expansive range of TVs, ranging from budget, 1080p displays to higher-end LCDs and, more recently, OLED TVs as well. On the lower-end, take a look at the company’s V Series and M Series of TVs. Meanwhile, the high-end has options like the 55- or 65-inch Vizio OLED TVs to choose from. Wrapping it All Up So there you go, we hope that helps shed some light on the current landscape of smart TVs. As you can see, it’s often a balancing act. Sometimes, the platform with the best app support might not be available in the higher-end TV. Conversely, that high-end, luxury-priced display might not come packing the streaming platform you're most comfortable with. In the end, it’s really up to you, your wants and needs, and (of course) your budget. Hopefully you can strike the right balance when it comes time for a new TV. And don’t forget, even with smart TVs and their built-in software, you can always tack on an external, standalone streaming device if your needs change later.
You might lose out on some of the convenience perks, like using one remote for everything, or not having to deal with HDMI inputs as often. But it’s important to note that you don’t necessarily have to feel locked into a particular smart TV’s software. That said, if you’re ready for a new centerpiece for your living room, or looking for a space-saving model for the bedroom or office, we hope we’ve given you a solid start point here. And as always, thank you all for watching. If you haven’t done so already, please do consider clicking on those like and subscribe buttons down below as they really help us out. And until next time, my name is Philip Palermo. Thanks again for tuning in and we’ll see you all next time.
Marques: Before cell phones, it was a very different world. Couldn't really walk around. You were kinda stuck to wherever the phone was. Absolutely no privacy, and anyone could pick up the phone and listen to your conversation. Woman: Growing up, I always really wanted a cell phone, but my parents wouldn't let me have one. Getting my first cell phone was freaking mind-blowing. One of my earlier cell phones was, like, a flip phone. There is something really satisfying about cracking it open. – ( snapping ) – The cell phone gives you this sense of independence. I thought I was the coolest. I thought I was a super tech girl. Oh, my God. My first cell phone was the ultimate freedom. Marques: I'm Marques Brownlee, and I review dope new tech. But on this show, I'm rewinding the clock to discover the tech of the past that changed our lives forever. This is "Retro Tech: DynaTAC." Hey, what's up, guys? MKBHD here.
As you already know, I'm pretty into tech, and specifically a lot of smartphones. My first ever cell phone was this little blue Samsung flip phone, probably back in, like, 2005. And even that was 20 years after the first ever cell phone the DynaTAC 8000x was released. So this is not the original box it came in, but inside this box is the OG DynaTAC. Let's get into this. That's a lot of leather, and you actually get a little leather smell. I hope that means it's real leather. This is the DynaTAC in here. Good old Velcro. Whoa. That is crazy. And this is your antenna-looking thing. It has a digital screen. The buttons are pretty soft. It really does have some heft to it. It'd be kinda funny to see how many phones today would equal the thickness of the DynaTAC.
One, two, three. Five, seven, ten of today's smart phones thick. But that's how far we've come. If that isn't Moore's Law for you, I don't know what is. This battery comes off. "May explode if disposed in fire." Slide that back on. So these phones operated on the very first wireless network ever created, which we'll now refer back to as 1G. 1G networks are not still operational. They haven't been in, like, 20 years, but I'm kinda thinking of things that I think people would say on 1980s phone calls. Hey, you gonna be at jazzercise today, Bill? My fax should have gone through by now. Hopefully you got that. – Hey, are you home yet? – Yeah, I just got here.
Can you set up the VCR to record "Golden Girls" on the VHS today? – For sure. – I'm probably gonna miss it. Bill, relax. I sent the fax. You'll get it soon, okay? It's hard to imagine a time now without a cell phone in every pocket. So I need to know, how did the DynaTAC create an entirely new world of portable communication where it didn't exist before? First of all, welcome. Thanks for joining me. – Thank you, my friend. – I want to start by asking you to check underneath your chair. I can do that, I guess.
Oh! That's cra– yo, I'm done. I'm done. Look how big this antenna is. This is huge. Man, this phone is mad heavy. Like, if you ever got into a problem, you could throw it at somebody and actually win a fight. Like, this thing is just baller. It's so cool! Marques: So I want to take it back before the days of any cellular phones. What was that world like? ( phones ringing ) Lisa: Before there were cell phones, you could make a phone call from home before you left your house. But if there was an emergency or if your car broke down, – you had to use a pay phone. – This is an emergency. Give me the local fire department paramedics. Until the car phone came out. – ( phone ringing ) – Brad: Motorola was this tech company, and what Motorola was developing were these car phones. The car phone was the first mobile phone, and they were only mobile in the sense that you could fit them into your trunk. Announcer: More and more people have a phone in their car, like this unique cellular portable made by Motorola. Michael: They were massive, massive pieces of equipment that drew a lot of power. Announcer: And they are a hot item. A year from now, every metropolitan area of the nation will have cellular phone service. Brad: So, the challenge with the tech was how to fit all of the crap in the trunk of the car, the antenna on the top of the car, into an actual portable handheld cell phone.
There was a team within Motorola led by Dr. Martin Cooper. Dr. Cooper emerged as the leading proponent of, "Hey, people are gonna want to buy portable cellular telephones. We need to build them. And we need to build them in a massively short amount of time." Because they knew that there was gonna be competition. And I think one of the engineers said, "Oh, that sounds great. I'll get around to that." And Dr. Cooper said, "You don't understand. We have to build this in six weeks." What's crazy is they were able to do it. Whoa. Marty Cooper and his team at Motorola were in a race against rival phone company Bell Laboratories to come up with the world's first cell phone. So, who better to tell that story than the legend himself? Martin Cooper: At the beginning, it was a great curiosity. I don't think anybody ever believed that everybody would have them– except we did.
What was the first phone call that you made after the successful creation of that first DynaTAC prototype? I must tell you that I hadn't planned on who I was gonna call. But walking down 6th Avenue in New York, and it occurred to me, "Why don't I call my counterpart?" His name was Dr. Joel Angel at Bell Laboratories. And I said, "Hi, Joel. This is Marty Cooper." And he says, "Hi, Marty." "Joel, I'm calling you from a cell phone. But a real cell phone. A handheld personal portable cell phone. What do you think of that?" Silence on the other end of the line. I could only imagine what he was thinking, and I suspect he was gritting his teeth. And that's when things took off. Did you ever imagine the technology advancing this far? Not a chance.
Today, there are more portable phones in the world than there are people. So we never could've imagined that. Amazing. I can remember the first phone I ever got, the first smartphone I ever got, the first time I ever pointed a camera at myself and talked about how much I loved my new phone. All that stuff comes from the DynaTAC, so I feel like I owe you a thank you, too. You're very, very welcome. Marques: The DynaTAC prototype was nothing like anyone had ever seen or sold before. The end result was 1.75 pounds, stood 13 inches high, stored 30 numbers, took 10 hours to charge for about 30 minutes of talk time, and cost a hefty $3,995. Adjusted for inflation, that's over $10,000 today. By today's standards, this might not seem impressive, but in the early '80s, the DynaTAC was a groundbreaking piece of technology, and the very first of its kind. And in March of 1984, the DynaTAC 8000X officially hit the market. And this is it.
This is a portable cellular phone. When people got hold of the first portable cellular telephone, they didn't want to put them down. They became addicted to that convenience. I think it's the greatest thing that I've ever had, and it's something that I wanted somebody to come up with for a long time. Brad: So, after the DynaTAC comes out, cell phones do blow up, but it's a limited blow-up because these phones were so expensive. The prevailing attitude at the time was how are you gonna get people to buy a $4,000 handset? This is gonna be a toy for the rich and nobody's gonna buy the thing. ( tires squeal ) Brad: But once pop culture started pushing this stuff out, people were buying these phones to show out. Very famously, of course, the film "Wall Street" featured the phone, and I remember thinking as a kid, "Wow, I really want one of those. It looks like it makes you cool." I don't care where or how you get it, just get it. And there was "Saved by the Bell." The Zack Morris phone.
I'm, I guess, a little young. I don't think I've ever seen "Saved By The Bell." – Who is Zack Morris? – What? And what is the Zack Morris phone? All right. "Saved By The Bell" was an iconic mid-'90s television show where Zack Morris essentially terrorizes everyone in the school. He would have this phone, making calls and doing deals, and essentially putting his friends in very precarious predicaments all the time. I'd like to order a large pizza and the hottest peppers you can find. When kids saw Zack Morris using a cell phone, we talked about that phone. Like, "Yo, we want that." Lisa: That was when we really started to see the DynaTAC 8000X entering the mainstream for the everyday person. Marques: Four decades after the DynaTAC 8000X was first released, mobile phones have become the most used electronic device in the world. But these last 40 years haven't been without some questionable designs along the way. So, we have with us some of the most interesting and unique designs from that time, and we also have fellow YouTuber and friend Austin Evans to help take a look at those.
Austin has reviewed tech for over a decade on YouTube, and he especially loves all things cellular. …to this. This is "Dope Or Nope." All right, let's take a look at the first one. This is called the Motorola StarTAC Rainbow. – Is this from the '90s, perhaps? – This is from 1998. Go ahead and flip this open. Oh, wow. It's actually original. – Yeah. – I think '90s are still cool. There was a matte black version that you didn't get. You got the rainbow version. – What? Wait. – That is sick. It looks like you made it out of Play-Doh. I like the look of this phone. – It's so '90s, it's so cool. – And you got plenty of– Oh, God, you're probably about to mount this to your belt.
I am– you read my mind. – Aw. – Pretty sure I count as a dad now, right? – That's the SIM card. – This is the SIM card? Oh, it even has the cut-out. Oh, wow. See, but it feels so che– ( gasps ) ( laughs ) Sorry, I'm getting a call. One moment. – Are you getting a call? – Just let me make sure I'm– – Yeah. – He's got it. No, the GameBoy's gonna be big, yeah. Yeah, we should buy. Marques: All right, so I think we should place our bets on the price, 'cause I don't know the price of this one. I think this is $400. Oh, I was gonna say $400. I agree. Okay. The price tag is on the bottom of the box. ( laughing ) Starting price, $1,000. This cost $1,000? For a thousand bucks to feel this cheap is simply unacceptable. Good-bye. Gosh. I hate talking to you. That's a nope. So, this next one is called the Siemens Xelibri 6, and all I know about it is that it was targeted for the female demographic. And that is it. It's like a compact, right? Uh, what is that? Like a– like a makeup thing.
This is that, but without the makeup. I think if we boot this up, we can see what the screens are about. ( music playing ) Oh, oh. Okay, I'm losing all my respect for this phone. So, we have what I assume is signal flashing here, and then your battery life is your heart. So, dude, I have one heart left. So many bad ideas in such a small space.
Pictures. Oh, let's look at pictures. Cake.bmp. What if these are all pre-loaded photos that you could send to people because they were already in your library as a reaction, kind of like the way we use emojis right now? – Hmm. – That's cool. But, like, what is– what is this? What is this? Like, who am I, really, right now? This is clearly designed by a bunch of dudes who are like, "Oh, you know what women are gonna love? This." There's a lengthy list of possible pros and cons, – mostly cons for this phone. – Mm-hmm.
This is definitely, I'm gonna say, missing the mark. So, the Xelibri 6, that's a nope. Austin: That's a nope for me. All right, so, this next one comes to us from Nokia. This one was dubbed the Lipstick Phone, and that is… – Oh, word. – …this here. This is totally from "Star Wars." You mean, like a lightsaber, kind of? Austin: Yeah, yeah! ( gasps ) A camera! – Is that a camera? – Yes! Whoa, it's got a click wheel. So, dude, this thing is actually really cool. The UI must be wild. Okay, I think we have to turn it on. Can you find a power button is the question? – What about this one? – There's, like, zero descriptors on this at all.
There's not, like, one word besides the word "Nokia" on it. Marques: Wait, what is happening right now? Okay, so, think 2000s. Think. Is there a button on the side? There's a couple buttons, but none of these are screaming – power button at me. – Wait, no. Austin: Hey! Marques: The red button turns it on. Oh, look at that. We've got a full color display. Wow. So you're just meant to use it in landscape. Marques: But I need to see what this camera looks like. I mean, I'm sure it's not going to be great. It's 2004, like, whatever. Set and… – Not bad, not bad. – Other phones have T9. You have a keyboard for a reason. You don't have a keyboard on this phone, so if you're texting, you're texting with that wheel. – Good luck. – Okay, just take a step back.
– Mm-hmm. – Okay, put yourself in 2004. Look at how cool this looks. I just don't think I can give this dope – because it's not– – Really? Maybe because I'm not a huge lipstick guy. I don't know what it is. Yeah, Nokia 7280 for me is a nope. Well, it gets a certified dope from me. Awesome, well, thank you for taking that journey with me, Austin.
– Of course, man. Any time. – I appreciate it. "Dope Or Nope," signing out. Marques: Since the DynaTAC's release in 1983, thousands of unique cell phone models have circulated the world. And in my personal pockets alone, I've owned and tested several hundred different models. But this cell phone boom wasn't immediate. It took years after the DynaTAC's release for the cost of cell phones to drop down far enough in order to be accessible for most people. So, in the mid-1980s, that's when a much cheaper device was introduced to the mainstream. Enter the pager. Announcer: Get the pager. It's affordable, it's portable, from Motorola. Boom. The pager dropped. Michael: And a pager was just a little box you wore on your belt, and it would buzz when people called a specific number, your pager number. So if a friend was at a payphone, they could call your pager number and then you would call that payphone back. You were immediately reachable. You didn't have to go home to get your messages from your answering machine.
Gerard: So, now that the pager dropped, it's like, yo, it ain't a cell phone, but it's still something that we can use to communicate with. A lot of people in the hood– like, hip-hop, music, entertainers, once it got into that world, everything started to explode and change. You can't be a hip-hop fan and not know the beginning of Biggie Smalls' "Warning," which is just the beep… ( beeping ) – And then… – ♪ Who the hell is this ♪ ♪ Paging me at 5:46 in the morning ♪ ♪ Crack of dawn and now I'm yawning ♪ When that happened, you had to have a pager.
Man, gotta spin the chain on that, baby. Lisa: Pagers were everywhere, and people developed their own language to communicate through pagers. Michael: You don't have to put a phone number in there, you can put in whatever numbers you want. So people started sending coded messages. Lisa: It kind of lead to this whole vernacular very similar to the way we have our own language when we text people today with emojis and bitmojis and things like that.
The pager gave birth to texting. Marques: So, in the '80s and '90s, pagers were a convenient option because phone booths were on every corner. But today, in New York City, there are only three phone booths left. So I'm here at one of them at the corner of 90th Street and West End Ave., where I'm waiting for a page from fellow YouTube creator Sara Dietschy. On her channel, Sara's always tackling new tech, so hopefully we can figure out the pager together. I'm leaving my phone number.
I guess now I have to wait for him to call me back. ( beeping ) That's jarring. Oh, I hold it down to see the number. – ( dial tone ) – Dial tone. – Hello? – Hey. This is the first page I have literally ever sent. This is the first page I've ever received, also. Voice: Please insert 25 cents for another three minutes. Sounds like a rip-off. Before this call disconnects, let's just meet at the studio and figure out this whole pager thing. ( click ) I hope she got that. All right, so, we're back at the studio. I'm just kind of curious in general, like, what do you know about pagers? I've seen it in one episode of "Friends" when Ross got a pager when his kid was being born.
So, for, like, emergencies, right? – "Call me." – Important messages. – Yeah. – Something like that. So, I've been told that there's a certain thing called pager codes. Back in the day, people would send each other strings of numbers as a messaging system, – kind of like an early text. – A text message, okay. Marques: In codes. What we're gonna try to do is decode what sort of message we just received. We have the answers here, and we have our little – whiteboards here. – Feel like I'm back at school. We'll try to see if we can figure out, against each other, if one of us can get it right. You're going down. I mean, I'm not confident at all, so I– Me neither, so I don't know why I said that. I'm just gonna go ahead and give it a shot. – Ooh. – ( beeping ) – That's so loud. – Okay.
– Can you not? – And awful. – Sara: 707. – Oh, that's easy. Done. Yes. I finished that first. Yeah. Yeah. – Dang it! – But I got it first. Hold on, so you're telling me people in the '80s were the ones who came up with LOL? Yeah, that predated texting, I guess. – Wow. – Next page. Next page, please. ( beeping ) – I just want that to stop. – Mm-hmm. – 187. – Interesting. – 187. – Seven. I feel like these codes, there's so much more thought that's put into it than, like, LOL. – You're distracting me from my answer. – I'm so sorry. – Ready? – Yep. I'm the late one. And I got that by– when I turned it upside down, I got L-8-1. Yeah, this is truly horrible. What did you get? "I am hungry." – Like, "ate," food. – Yeah. And then I would probably text this to people.
But then, like, who is hungry? I got the text from an unknown– an unknown source is hungry. I don't think either of us is right. No, I don't think so either. All right. "I hate you. You're dead." – That's so mean. – "You're–" What? What? Sara: "Police code for murder." Why would anyone know that? "Uh, we got a 187 over here on Northwest Broadway Street." That's what people are paging each other? – Yep. – I guess it give me an appreciation for how creative you had to get to send a message.
– ( beeping ) – This is the last one. – This is the last page. – Yep. – Okay, one, dash. – Dash. I love how we want to do it at the same time. One– 1-177155-400. – So that's probably three words. – Ooh! – Do you know what it is already? – I have no idea. This is something you would page someone. I'm pretty sure I'm wrong. I just wrote this down as a bail-out answer because…
I am so unconfident. – Ready? – Yep. I picked the police codes category. I picked the turning it upside down, and the only thing I saw was "ill." – So, "I'm sick." – Ill? Where's "ill"? Oh, 177? – Wait. – That's "L-L-I." – I am just confused. – Upside down and backwards. – I am utterly confused. – So, look, we're both probably wrong. – Reveal! – This is the final answer. – "I miss you." – What? I miss you. I miss you? Oh! Wow. It was spelling it out right-ways. It was spelling it out. It was right in front of our face. The 177 makes an "M." – Now it's so obvious… – Yes. now that you can see the "M." But thank goodness for technology, because this is insane. Marques: I think we both learned what it was like – to have a pager in the '80s. – Yeah. It's kind of funny. This might even be further ahead of its time than the DynaTAC was, just because if you have a quick message you want to say, like, "Hey, you're dead to me," you might just make a little text message out of it instead of calling them up and saying it. Thank you for taking the journey with me.
Thank you so much, Marques. – I'm glad we did this. – Sara: Same. Marques: Of course, nowadays you can send texts and make phone calls on one device, but the ways in which we use our cell phonesare still evolving to this day, 40 years later. What is the legacy of the DynaTAC? And then what is the legacy of pagers? Lisa: Mobile phones are the most used electronic device in the world. Without the DynaTAC, without this idea that you wanted to take your phone calls with you, who knew if there would be the idea that we wanted to take everything else with us, too? Gerard: The DynaTAC created a new level of relationships. Relationship happens through connection, so the better you can create something that allows us to connect better is groundbreaking.
Michael: Compared to the DynaTAC, I think pagers have a less visible history, but they pioneered this era of text first. Nobody talks on phones anymore. Everyone texts, and pagers were the first embryonic form of that. Brad: The age breakdowns work as well, where it's, like, younger kids are just texting, and then our old parents always want to call us for no good reason. Today, we look at this and say, "What a brick." But you can't have our current information age without the technological innovation that the DynaTAC started. It's a massively important piece of history. Not just communication history– history. Marques: So, wow, this was such a fun one to throw back to, because this one I feel like is the legacy that I'm most familiar with. Before mobile phones, before this communication that has spread so far, the amount of people you could have a conversation with or could connect with at all was much more limited. But now that almost everyone can have some sort of mobile phone, it sort of shrinks the world, and allows you and everyone to communicate with more people than ever before at any other point in history. So thank you for your dedication, Dr.
Marty Cooper. Thank you, Motorola. Thank you, DynaTAC 8000X. And thank you for watching. Peace..
Everyone in the mobile world now acknowledges the importance of industrial design as a competitive advantage. For a product to command a premium price, it has to look premium first. Samsung today arguably is the leader when it comes to making beautiful-looking phones but back in the day, almost 8 years ago to be exact, Sony was in fact ahead of Samsung in the design department. When Samsung was using plastic even in their flagship phones, Sony was releasing beautiful glass metal phones instead. The Xperia Z Ultra launched in 2013 is in my opinion the best-looking Sony phone ever made. The handset was huge measuring at 6.4" While calling a 6.4-inch device huge may seem ridiculous now, but back in the day, people had a different mindset about display sizes that were acceptable on a device that's designed to sit in your pocket. The device was also crazy thin at just 6.5mm and you could use any ordinary pen or pencil as a stylus.
Also, it offered water resistance when offering the feature wasn't even the norm. So the handset was unique in its own right but for some reason, Sony didn't bother to release a direct successor to the Xperia Z Ultra even though the handset was well received from the consumers. But it seems that may finally change as a well-known tipster on Weibo has indicated that Sony could be planning to release a follow-up to 2013's Xperia Z Ultra.
While there is not a lot of information to work with, it seems the Z Ultra may not have a tall 21:9 aspect ratio. Instead, it could be wider much like the original Z Ultra. If Sony is indeed working on this then I hope it's a proper flagship and not a mid-range handset. Xperia Z Ultra was the first Sony phone that I've owned and I absolutely loved it but the phone cracked in my pants pocket that wasn't meant to hold a cell phone just 2 months after I got the phone. So looking forward to what Sony has to offer with its successor. With that said, Sony keeps on losing money for years at this point. To be precise, ever since 2017 Sony's mobile division has been losing money year after year to the point a lot of experts were questioning, should Sony just up and quit completely? Turns out that not quitting was a good decision on Sony’s part.
This is because according to Sony’s latest earnings, the company’s Xperia division has actually made a profit for the first time in years. Sony announced that they made $254 million for the fiscal year 2020 that ended in March 2021. That’s the first time since 2017 that Sony hasn’t lost money through selling phones. Interestingly Sony actually sold fewer phones this time as you can see from the chart. But despite that, they made profits simply because they increased the average selling price of their phones by selling more flagships and they also cut the costs for producing and selling those phones. So unlike LG Sony isn’t ready to give up just yet and that's great news for the mobile industry which keeps consolidating into just a handful of major brands. Of course, do consider subscribing for all the latest tech news and as always I'll see you tomorrow…Peace out!.
Hello everyone, I’m Sony’s Dom I’m glad to introduce you to Sony’s latest flagship models Xperia 1 III full of photography black technology, and Xperia 5 III with a more convenient size Both phones are loaded with the best of Sony technology From photography, entertainment to game technology, everything is top-notch Both US flagship phones use Xperia’s most praised 21:9 large screen design As you may have guessed, both phones have top IP65/68 waterproof and dustproof capabilities Xperia 5 III uses Corning's sixth-generation Gorilla Glass mirror before and after, which is strong and durable The Xperia 1 III screen uses the latest Corning Victus™ Gorilla Glass mirror In order to highlight the distinctive depth and texture of this phone The back cover glass is processed to show a matte texture, and the metal frame is a matte texture Thinking of Sony It’s hard not to think of the innovation that it has been leading in the photography industry for decades.
Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III also continue to carry forward speed and beyond The cameras of both phones use Sony’s Alpha camera expertise Jointly developed with the latest Alpha 9 series professional single-lens camera engineers Renowned for its industry-leading auto tracking and focusing technology In addition, Sony also cooperates with professional photographers Assist in adjusting and redefining these techniques to create a stunning photography experience Take the new "real-time object tracking and focusing" technology as an example Based on last year’s acclaimed "Instant Eye AF" Sony launches the "Real-time object tracking and focusing" function in Xperia 1 III Xperia 5 III is also equipped with "Object tracking and focusing" function Using the most accurate and advanced autofocus technology from the Sony Alpha camera series Comprehensive sensing of face, eyes, colors, patterns, Xperia 1 III is also equipped with a 3D iToF range sensor to accurately measure distance Whether manual or automatic, can track the subject in the screen Allows you to take photos beyond your imagination and beyond your expectations of the phone camera Both phones are equipped with the industry's new "periscope telephoto zoom lens" Can easily switch between 70mm focal length and 105mm focal length In addition, this is also the first time you see a smartphone Mobile phone with periscope telephoto zoom lens combined with Dual PD sensor Able to focus instantly and accurately The pixel pitch is wider and the aperture is larger, which enhances the low-light shooting effect In addition to these new features, Shooting portraits is also more perfect and handy Thanks to the "real-time eye tracking focus" for precise focusing on human or pet eyes Of course, there is also 20 fps ultra-high-speed continuous shooting, with auto focus and auto exposure Xperia 1 III and 5 III are two new flagships, making manual settings easier Integrate Photo Pro mode together in the default camera program For faster access to panorama mode and background defocus mode It’s also a mode that the telephoto lens can support now You can click in the normal mode But if you want to be creative and shoot in RAW files Just click here to unlock the unlimited potential of Xperia 1 III and 5 III cameras Through the new external monitor function Whether Xperia 1 III or 5 III will be your perfect partner for professional cameras Allows you to check the focus through a larger and higher-resolution monitoring screen Make up the screen or even use the phone's network for live broadcast! Entertainment Both phones have made a significant leap forward Take Xperia 1 III as an example You can enjoy 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED screen Provides an amazing 120Hz screen update rate in a mobile phone for the first time Whether the screen is scrolling up and down or sliding left and right, it is beautiful and smooth, and it takes advantage of mobile games…
Let's talk about that part later! Of course, Xperia 1 III and 5 III have excellent "standard mode" screen displays. Thanks to X1™ for mobile image processing technology, you can experience BRAVIA HDR precision enhancement technology in daily browsing More perfect audio and video content, richer colors, more refined details, and clearer contrasts of streaming movies Any streaming platform can expand the dynamic range of audio and video content and bring HDR viewing experience In addition, the "Director Mode" calibrated by Sony's professional screen Master Monitor shows unprecedented precision color Enjoy the original intention of the film director through the 21:9 movie ratio screen The entertainment experience is more than just beautiful pictures The sound effects should be equally moving and outstanding Xperia 1 III and 5 III not only retain the 3.5mm headphone jack and the front stereo speakers are evolved and upgraded When listening through wired headphones, the Xperia 1 III's volume effect is 40% higher than the previous generation.
64 00:05:07,359 –> 00:05:11,069 The same is true with the new "theatre-grade front stereo dual speakers" Two flagship new opportunities bring the latest "360 spatial simulation sound effects" This feature allows you to upgrade any music to surround sound effects to create a new immersive music experience Allows you to immerse yourself in music whether you are listening through headphones or theater-grade front stereo dual speakers The latest DSEE Ultimate digital sound quality restoration technology can improve the sound quality of all music, including streaming music services Through Sony's advanced audio AI technology, it can be automatically optimized to close to Hi-Res high-resolution sound quality Ok, now let’s take a look at the mobile game experience! Xperia 1 III and 5 III flagship new machines both provide 120Hz screen update rate But if you look closely at Game Enhancer (Game Enhancer) You can activate the Sony "Reduce Motion Blur" function and run a smoother playing experience with a 240Hz screen update rate! Don't jump out of the game enhancer yet, Continue to explore new settings and new features Helps to enhance the play experience and give full advantage to sparring 21:9 The screen does not need to be said, it will bring a wider field of vision You can see more surrounding details in the game Now you can also brighten the dark areas, and the surrounding field of vision is clearer! Brand new 10-band EQ sound effect equalizer, let you pull your own voice This setting is jointly developed with the professional game team SCARZ Help you hear the enemy's footsteps and gunfire more clearly Speaking of clear sound Through the built-in optimized microphone of the mobile phone, or 3.5mm wired headset Chat with teammates in the game will be clearer Because of Sony’s optimized microphone function A filter will be applied to the microphone to filter out background noise so that your voice can still be clear in the game Leading the team to triumph is easier and easier! In addition, if something good happens unexpectedly between games But you didn’t expect to press the screen to record before you win and get a high score Then Xperia 1 III and 5 III will keep you from being caught off guard Both phones have "30-second playback pre-recording function" Help you record, the first 30 seconds of pressing the record button And you can set 120fps high frame rate game recording so that you can share ultra-smooth video gameplay with friends, fans or followers These new features are related to the function settings of past game enhancers For example, the "HS power control" function can be used to directly supply power to the mobile phone system instead of battery charging and temperature control, and you can play longer It can also avoid Xperia's temperature rise during gaming Make your mobile phone perform better and have a longer battery life You can also adjust the screen update rate Tap the response rate and then tap tracking to meet your needs and game style In the focus setting, you can also customize the game setting as you like If you want to hide notifications or disable certain functions of your phone, make sure that the game is not disturbed Absolutely no problem Just activate "Do Not Disturb Mode" You can optimize the settings and put your full effort into the most competitive game Of course, you can also compete in the elite mode Because Xperia 1 II and 5 III are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform And Wi-Fi 6 and Sony’s smart connection function Make sure to connect to the strongest signal Analyze Wi-Fi signals before connecting through Sony's deep learning engine and predict possible network problems in the short term If certain Wi-Fi signals cause connection problems Your Xperia phone will continue to use mobile data Ensure the best connection quality As for battery life Xperia 1 III and 5 III have built-in 4,500mAh large battery capacity Equipped with power saving mode such as STAMINA Xperia smart charging technology and Battery Care can also extend battery life to up to three years for longevity and durability Using the included 30W fast charger, the power can reach 50% in just 30 minutes In addition, Xperia 1 III provides wireless charging and power sharing functions All in all, Xperia 1 III and 5 III show the best of Sony’s various mobile entertainment technologies Whether it’s the black technology of photography from Alpha cameras, you can take perfect and unforgettable photos "Standard Mode" is derived from the screen technology of BRAVIA TV, presenting unparalleled perfect audio and video content "Director Mode" (powered by CineAlta) allows you to see the original color of the creator Or the audiovisual and gaming technology accumulated by decades of professional excellence Bring a unique experience to each user These two flagship machines are equipped with everything amazing about Sony Will soon be launched all over the world For more information, please visit Sony Mobile official website
how since they I'm doing a review of the Nokia – too far you happy about this phone because I've been using it for a week it's been a great phone so it's going to be really good reviews on this one okay let's knock your to do five dual SIM dis one is the colors available it's available in red white black yellow green alright this one's not out in the UK yeah um it was out in India about two months ago it's now in the Europe market um I ordered from Europe um so it's like in the UK yeah it should be out soon but it's still not out yet I know that for sure should be within the next month ok the price retails I bought this for 60 pound so I don't know how much is going to be in the UK um it's worth every penny for 60 pound what I paid okay let me soak the box and tell you what's in it the phone obviously which is there tells you I put the cinnamon I'll show you in a minute okay head manual and headphones just the same nokia stuff okay one thing they didn't supply is the sync cable you know which gives me the USB to the phone so you can think transfer music and pictures and stuff etc from there to the USB they never supply that pisses me off about Nokia okay also a lot to forget the charger now this one's a European one so when they sent it would be it sent like that so for the UK I needed this adapter okay now gain to the phone it's honestly a great phone this is yellow was available black so I thought okay yellow for once I like the color anyway it's a lovely phone it's a really excellent phone um first of all when you touch it it doesn't leave fingerprints on it it's got a nice nice large screen really nice large screen it's not like the previous 220 or the 108 which I've reviewed it's actually wider as well which feels great in the hand it's light nice and light it's thin when you just overall it feels excellent it just feels really good this time it's really done a good job on this one okay all right I'll just show you before I forget to lock the phone you press that and this is a lot lock there it's locked to unlock press that and a lock that's it all right um who's the phone recommended for this phone is recommended for anyone on school kids college kid anyone anyone who wants and who doesn't want a smartphone I can understand people not wanting smartphones I can't stand it myself that's what I don't do many reviews of smartphones the factory smartphones when they in your pocket you know just buttons keep touching it cuz they all touch did you on the screen keep touching in the pocket and you ring people by accident stuff like so I like to stick with these phones so people who like these sorts of phones they're gonna love this phone it's one of the best in fact I'd say this is the best nokia since the five one five they've made okay so I'm just about to read the spec okay so this will take a couple of to three minutes let me read the spec out front okay see okay the thickness is ten point four mil the width the stopwatch which is fifty five point five mil which is just five and a half centimeters this way length is 124 mil e okay so before I continue them is describe what's around the phone okay you got the for the talk you got this which is a two megapixel camera you got this which is for the headphones you got this which is for the charger and for sinkings transferring pictures and videos and stuff whatever music – from your laptop you from to come to the frame B okay so main camera sense a 2 megapixel display size 2.8 inch okay maximum music playback time 49 hours which is excellent like a photo sharing Twitter Facebook share over Bluetooth photo sharing with slam scene a micro blob social apps Facebook Twitter would be internet browsing capabilities Nokia Xpress browser dual SIM just this one's a dual soon I'm not sure if he'll be available in doing juicing when it's out in the UK not sure about that one okay smart you'll soon that's just a standard size your salon okay before I get any further let me say open the phone up before I forget I'm sorry about it's big worries of just come back from doing exercise and I'm completely all over the place but let me just share to put the sim in now this one is not that bad compared to normal you just grab it like that from there one two and you just push down as hard as you can so you can see it's just opened up then you just sort of pull it up okay I said there E battery pulls off and my sim is in there ask the sim number one which goes in this way means take it out okay that's the same number one and then the sim number two goes in this way la I haven't got two Sims so wait yeah it's great too it comes in handy if you got two Sims if you'd always got two phones and you just want to use dual sim you can put both soon turns into this phone you use them whatever you want so it's great for that you just clip it back for the battery just push it straight back in and clip smack and hold this to switch it on okay well I'll switch and I'll continue with the spec okay okay the weight of it is 100 gram approximately it's nice and light II like a display size to point a display resolution QVGA 320 x 240 this display colors high colour 18 bit to 6 2k aspect ratio 343 pixel density 142 PPI display technology LCD transmissive ok keys and input methods in user input keeper operating keys for white navigate with select call key power and he form factor form factor monoblock hardware connectivity SIM card type mini sim dual sim smart jul su charging connectors micro USB AV connectors 3.5 millimeter audio connector system connectors micro USB USB USB 2.0 bluetooth bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth profiles phonebook access profile PB AAP 1.0 object push profile OPP 1.1 data network epi GSM network 850 MHz 900 MHz 1800 MHz 1900 MHz GSM X data speed dl e GPRS to 36.8 kbps power management battery mode BL 4u l battery capacity 1200 mah battery voltage 3 point 7 volt removable battery yes maximum talktime on 2g phones any 2g phone so she's 24 21 hours of maximum talktime she's excellent maximum standby time with dual sim come on that's 27 days which is excellent maximum music playback time 49 hours which is excellent maximum video playtime 13 point hours 13 point 5 hours which is good maximum cellular network browsing time 7.5 hours i can memory good use the data storage memory card expandable memory card type microSD maximum memory card size 32gb ok software and applications personal information management features digital clock recorder calculator clock calendar converter alarm clock reminders phone book alarm clock with ringtones flashlight but I'll going to all that in a minute II alright game features navigated games ok software platform and other interfaces operating system Nokia OS software released the series 30 + ok communications of supported instant messaging services Yahoo message messenger messaging features text messaging unified MMS SMS editor multimedia messaging unified inbox for SMS MMS call management core management features automatic answer call waiting call history call forwarding call logs dialed received and missed integrated hands-free speaker I'll show you that in a bit how good to have hands-free it's on this one from speed dial voicemail core barring for amounts of contacts with 1000 contacts on this booze excellent ringtones mp3 ringtones speech codecs gsm FR g sh r AMR NB g sm e FR like you even understood any what any of that meant like a device security security general security features device lock pin code device lock password application certification sharing an Internet okay internet browsing internet browsing capabilities Nokia Xpress browser social apps Facebook Twitter photo sharing Twitter Facebook share over Bluetooth photo share would slam seeing a microblog video share Facebook / share / Bluetooth video sharing with slow photo photography at the main card which I told you earlier which is the camera beyond the back 2 megapixel main camera focused type fixed focus camera zoom that did come up with a camera digital zoom x 2 sensor size 1 1 1 v inch 1/5 of an inch main camera feature number aperture f stroke 2.8 camera focused and 33.8 millimeter camera minimal focus range 70 centimeter camera image formats JPEG ok main camera features main camera other features fullscreen view finder image image capture capturing captures most video still self timer scene mode automatic night color tone modes normal light sensitivity automatic photos viewed by album ok music and audio music audio features playlist in music player music player loudness music format codes mp3 AAC LC MIDI audio playback file formats WAV AAC mp3 MIDI ok radio radio features stereo FM radio now I've tried the radio and it's excellent own there's the headphones like I said previously on headphones it's nice and loud and it captures the radio stations really well on this thing all right our website okay voice and audio recording recording voice recorder audio recording file formats WAV audio recording code codecs LPCM audio recording feature stereo I'm getting dizzy reading all this now but to faint alright video main video camera video camera camera video resolution QVGA 320 x 240 camera video frame rate 15 pranks frames per second so so it's like taking 15 shots in a second so it's okay it's not that good video cam camera video zoom only times to UM video playback frame rate 25 frames per second so it plays back better than when you take the video so you can play it back to 25 frames per sec is not bad video playback codecs H point to 63 H point to 64 ABC M mpeg-4 mm and JPEG video playback file formats 3gp mp4 video recording formats a avi m j peg main video camera features video recording features video zoom ok CMOS or now ok that environment us now I'm going to read that out I'll do it for a lot for materials free of PVC free of nickel on the product service free of the ph b FR f r FR as in nokia substance list and it is the fishing unplug charger minder recycling all of that is so exciting recycling 100% recoverable as materials energy also it's great for the environment use the guy one color paint printing packaging made from renewable material renewable minimizing packaging packaging is 100 percent recycled like i really care about that as lovely layers ok accessibility's accessibility features hearing vibrating alert vision by vibrating alert font magnitude magnification physical skills with speakerphone speed up okay what's in the box it's exactly what i said sales package okay actually no key a two to five dual SIM phone the Box Nokia charger I just showed you um like I said I needed that adapter for the UK slightly UK yet Nokia stereo headset and a quick guide manual thank God for us daughter alright now let's just go straight through into the phone sorry it took that long but a lot of people complain that they don't know what the specs are so yeah sorry it took that long okay so I'm just going to start a kid as soon as you start it for the first time it's just time zone normal stuff set the time ty and set that whatever nine or ten or whatever you want and it's 24 hours I've put it in yeah 24-hour format date whatever the date is okay yeah so let's just get off with that okay as you can see that sim one it's note and there's no sim – but you can it's awesome how you can put both sims in and you don't need to phone so Jill Sims really good for that people you've got two phones of any they don't want to hold to hold on to two phones alright would be let's go straight to the menu ok menu ok let's see what's going on there ok call log missed calls received dialed clear call log ok contacts whatever context you've got our music I haven't gotten your music um but I did sink a few music songs down and it's excellent it really plays well on this phone the loud output is excellent on this phone let's see just play their next retract track back volume up and uh bass or honestly a great it's got a really nice loud output which is one excellent sign about the fact ok alarm clock you got one two three four five five different alarms to set at the same time Internet I'm not going to go into that messaging okay messaging it's just the same as normal luckiest of choose options okay Facebook I'm not going to go into that Twitter I'm not going to to that radio like I said previously said you need the headphones but it's an excellent radio it's a nice loud radio output it also catches stations really well as well as shocking but they've done well on that okay games let's focus on games asphalt six adrenaline yeah I really know what that is block breaker three the avengers' the mobile game Assassin's Creed Brotherhood real football 2012 and that's the only games that there are I'm not sure if these are sample games I think there might be sample games I doubt they're going to put a full game on let's just go for a laugh on to them yeah it is they're all sample games it's just a free play this is right now yeah as you can see our pipe and concert tricks I'm looking through the camera so I thought even know what the hell I'm looking at right now okay quit down straight get back to games block breaker three yeah this game is alright actually I like this game yes as you can see it's a good game they got some good quality games I think no sample games I'm not sure about this one yes let's just get out of this and go all day long just to piss around games exit ok that's games ok camera you know the camera is excellent it's a 2 megapixel camera but you know when you're taking it when you're like doing sort of shot something you hold it like this and you taking shots it's very good quite under quality are excellent you shot for two megapixel camera um there's a downside I wish they put 5 megapixels the whole phone would be excellent but it's the 2 megapixels I mean even on their on smartphone I think the newest one is the Nokia 360 I know 630 its Nakia Lumia I think that's the smartphone that's only got 5 megapixels so I don't think Nokia go that far to put a high megapixel camera but it this one is excellent you know when you're holding it this way it looks a nice big screen so when you're out door it takes really nice pictures so yeah ok we just go back to that for a minute that was the photos ok that was it for the cameras you've got the video camera as well which is a curve okay it's not that good got self-timer which is good choose scene image quality okay okay I was the camera I get back to you photos I've took a lot of photos off capture photos and received videos this for the videos and got enough videos settings okay connectivity flight mode dual SIM Bluetooth tone settings okay this is the Nokia tune and we put on to the high ringtone choose that a stillness on the highest ringtone let us check that check out all the ringtones writer they're learning clicker there's all the ringtones I think I'll stick judge and that's quite nice okay messaging tone alert standard beep once ringtone now the good thing about Nakia they've got such loud ringtones it's awesome I love that's one thing about goodbye lucky all the ringtones and everything is nice and loud they've got a nice variety of ringtones and stuff like a keypad turns to one full choose warning tones on okay ready for that display settings wallpaper they only got three options I think I'm gonna focus a default I think this year three one two three square level review you know choose the center fit to display on that this puts fit the upper center screw okay backlight glance screen font size as good as well choose size of font normal font contacts is all in normal anyway notifications on off wallpaper get back to the okay let's get our profiles general silent bleep outdoor personal date and time your showed you earlier backup cool settings cool forwarding automatic redial call waiting send my caller ID and number screening phone settings the phone language key key card settings welcome low service actions cost settings call trackers security settings core barring phone security change codes feedback to Nokia restore factory setting okay that's for that Kalen a lot of settings I came back quickly to calendar now kind is nice that's calendar and you can see whatever you want okay going back calculator good calculator that's the same nine and times 9 equals 81 times 9 equals 729 I think Sosua yeah down straight okay it's out the calculator mess yahoo messenger i'm not going to go into that voice recorder is very good extras countdown timer stopwatch torch converter come on ty let's go today okay these are the hours that's the minutes I thought that was a minutes in the second book that's four hours let's see what you got let's see yeah that means it would do yet just 24 hours yeah it does up to 24 hours of countdown timing and that's the minute they're on this side okay stopwatch nice stopwatch start/stop reset okay torch it's jakku put the torch on which is just there you'll see in a minute you just press that torch and on the says online that's hard to see in the daylight you can see on my hand just a basic torch but it's better than the torch of the nokia 100 so it's a good torch okay converter converter less 5 conversions hell no temperature can bear weight from birth to see what that's about pound two kilogram what's that carrot to grow ounce two gram stone to Keala stone to kill about so let's just say I wait twelve state let's see what happens for a laugh if I'm 12 stone so that means I'm seventy six point two kilo dama that I'm overweight I'll go on a diet alright let's get out of here length multi kilogram this is actually walk excellent this is you know if you're in last class or something and you want to know all this it's good to take this thing with you if you make sure you didn't get caught in the class okay vol foot to me a meat at a yard so yeah it's all excellent let's get out of it jewel let me see what the heck yeah smart you assume this is for you need to put both sim in the first we channel got I'm a Tennessee okay files and this is all the files where you transfer the stuff whatever files you want to make music files photo video whatever okay counters sin one choose sin whatever okay now this is what you covered when you want to change from the same one to the sim to so you come onto counters which is just there this one here click that and if you've got too soon you want to move on to the second sim you got to click choose and then it goes on to the second step so you can use that number okee sim menu information pairs you a call orange that's about it man I'm tired completely alright overall it's an excellent phone um um what I normally do I buy phones and I'd use a review it and sell it after a few days once I've reviewed I'm not bothered but I think I'm going to keep this phone now I'm going to keep it for a couple of months at least it's an excellent phone I do exercise it's got a great countdown timer on it what I do it um it's for me it's excellent it's just got everything you want on the phone um it feels great one thing I love about the phone it doesn't leave fingerprints and stuff uh and it's nice big screen nice wide phone nice feel to it unit feels great nice and light buttons are great you've got a great yet just to lock again you press that like I said earlier and that's it or if you want to go out to blue – if you click press that you're going to bluetooth off the phone or turn or phone whatever anyway and then you got the volume there as well now just quickly let me go to the call quality of the phone the ring turns and everything are nice and loud is excellent let's talk about the call quality now normally on all Nokia phones except for the five one five which was very good this one is excellent I'm so happy they've updated it they're so stupid you know the last two friends I did their phone you know when you talking to people it's too low you can't hear on you it's clear but you can hear this one is excellent so I'll just put the loudspeaker on for you so you can hear it and then what I'll do I'm just going to bring the phone seeking here remaining credit is 5 pounds and 26 pounds by the way did you know you can now check your credit at any time and while you're on the phone you can do this up and down from the volume so that's excellent they can do that okay so that's the loud speaker um honestly the call quality is excellent on this phone I'm shocked that's the one best thing they've ever done you buy a phone which is over up to 60 pound even if it's over 30 pounds you want the you want a nice clear the call quality when you're speaking somebody nice and loud so you can hear they've sorted the problem out on this phone okay now let me just ring this phone up okay just look how nice and loud the output that's if it ever works at an order okay and it vibrates – it's awesome you can so nice little out you're not going to miss a call when you've got this phone so yeah I'm just going to that's everything up you tell you about the phone now um so everything overall it's a great looking phone feels great great screen you can see well great buttons great feel to it great everything nice call quality nice loud call quote which is excellent all music playing everything is X and radio is nice and clear you pick substations everything everything zexal on the phone so for the first time I'm going to give this phone a 10 out of 10 because for the price for 60 pound they've done it because normally up by Nokia phones they've got some issue with it either this that the backing is not that bad is well you don't you push this to open it up it's alright it's something about live with for the price that suppose for 60 pound but it's an excellent phone and I recommend to everyone I wish I had got the white one but it's not available why it looks nice and white they've sorted everything on this phone let me see if there's anything else I miss a call quality of Donna the last week I've done ring times of yesterday CS an excellent phone turtle is seeking yep check done everything on the phone so yeah um tena attend personally this is the best Nokia phone since the five one five and it's better than that in a way because cheaper Sony 60-pound so if you can get it from Europe get it's worth every penny up for sixty pound okay so 10 out of 10 great phone if you like my videos please subscribe and like the video please so I know I'll make more videos the problem is it comes out phones knock your friends are coming out in India before they even come out into the UK and it's bit unfair because I don't even know what the hell's going on so I have to are to keep tracking or see if there's any latest phones out so it's a bit difficult but the latest nokia phone this is the latest not given but the latest smart Nokia phone is the Nokia 630 or 360 106 30 I think so yeah so please like and subscribe the video and thank you for watching
hey guys it's Brandon minimun from pocketnow.com 2010 was the year of the Samsung Galaxy S we found it on every major carrier it was a hot device had great battery life great performance really thin form factors and in 2011 samsung is back with their new flagship the galaxy s2 this phone ups the ante in every respect it's faster it's thinner it has a bigger screen and in this video we're going to unbox the galaxy s2 let's get to it ok so here we go so a lot of improvements to talk about between the galaxy s and the galaxy s2 we've got the new Exynos processor I'm not sure if I'm saying that right the 1.2 gigahertz dual-core Samsung proprietary process that goes right up against the snapdragon 1.2 gigahertz processor coming out on the HTC Sensation I've got some extra packaging here and thanks to our friends at clove Co UK for sending us the unit 2 review right now this phone is 440 British pounds which is about seven hundred and twenty-two dollars yes it's very expensive but hey it'll actually work on the on us ATT frequencies so that's an added little bonus there and plus this is a device that just came out so you got to expect the press to be very high very likely that this phone will see release on all major US and international carriers so you can keep an eye out for lower subsidized prices so here it is small little box galaxy s2 1.2 gigahertz this is incredible the previous Galaxy S had a single core 1 gigahertz processor and now we're going to 1.2 gigahertz and having two cores this is going to be awesome let's take a look what we have on the back here dual core 8 megapixel camera this shoots 1080p video and it can also play it back in 1080p if you connect it to a television we've got DLNA support a huge 1650 milliamp hour battery and the interesting thing about that is that this device is the thinnest smartphone you can buy right now it's a little bit over 8 millimeters thick it's got the Super AMOLED plus screen you can tell the time excited about this Samsung had the super-mo LED debut in the galaxy s devices now they're going with the plus they also made the screen bigger this screen is going to be all inspiring we're thinking the only problem with it is that the screen is WVGA resolution it's not qHD like all the higher-end devices are coming with but maybe the the Super AMOLED plus will be so nice that we won't even care comes with 16 gigs of internal memory we've got Wi-Fi a B G and n Android 2.3 you get the point let's let's break the seal here there's no turning back now and open up this little tiny box Wow social hub premium GPS ok let's just see what comes in the box this thing is remarkably thin and I wish you can actually be here holding it I just have to stop and just comment on this I cannot believe how thin this phone is it's so powerful it's got such a big screen and yet it is thinner than any phone I've ever held Wow this is unbelievable it's pencil thin ok let's see what else is in the box before you know going crazy about the thickness of the phone we've got headphones which is nice kind of nice looking headphones with little chrome pieces there let's see we've got a micro USB charger which is nice of course the European plug but your standard plugs will work with that if you plan to use this in the US extra earbuds and here's the quite large sixteen hundred and fifty million power battery this function a pretty impressive battery life and what we're going to do is put the battery in I'm going to get an AT&T SIM card and plug it in immediately so we can do the first time boot up on the beautifully thin Samsung Galaxy S 2 and let's just take a look at the front we're getting a lot of reflection from here so off tak turn off some of the lights but what's interesting is that you can't see any buttons when the phone's off kind of like the Nexus S we've got the back button here we've got the home button without a home logo on it so kind of a very sleek looking design oh it looks too much like an iPhone Apple might get mad by that but maybe not and we've got the menu button here on the left front-facing camera let's get a SIM card in here let's get the battery in we'll be right back all right SIM cards in battery is in this thing is very very light even with the SIM card and usually the problem with light is it feels cheap this phone does not feel cheap okay so let's try to pop on the back battery cover by the way back here we've got this really interesting textured plastic maybe you can see it in the light it's got these raised little bumps that give it a good in hand feel we've got sort of a reverse chin here usually the chin occurs on the front speaker here doesn't look like it as dual speakers we've got a you know something to connect a lanyard loop to we've got a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack secondary mic for noise cancellation it is just amazing how thin this thing is power standby button on the left that's a little bit different than Samsung had been doing usually they put the button on the top so let's press and hold that and while that's booting up let's compare that to some other devices so here we've got the htc inspire 4G and it's got a little bit of fingerprints on here but it did in a second ago kind of weird so the inspire 4G was one of the thinnest phones to come out it's basically the Desire HD which was HTC's flagship of last year and let's see how they compare in terms of thickness there's no contest here the Desire HD is about 12 millimeters thick which is quite thin but again we're going at under 9 millimeters on the galaxy s 2 so it's just it's amazing how much thinner it is so here we have a network does it provide dayton time ok great it's kind of up there we go just turn to 3g so we're getting 3g network connectivity here on AT&T we'll zoom in a little bit a lot of options here automatic will go through this later there seems to be no confirm button so if I hit the back button and I'll do change language the United States it's really cool to see the Super AMOLED plus screen on such a large display all of the Galaxy S phones came with a 4-inch display so it's very interesting to see such incredible contrast over a large display let's see if we can kind of get out here guess we're gonna have to go through this okay we'll do all of this in a little bit and we'll show you what it's like again let's let's bring out some other devices to compare with before we actually do that turn that off over here is the iPhone 4 which is starting to look kind of small in comparison to these devices that have these big bright 4.3 inch displays so we've got the front facing camera al that looks a lot bigger here on the galaxy s 2 in terms of thickness the galaxy s 2 is thinner than the iPhone 4 which is a tremendous feat considering the iPhone 4 like the Desire HD is one of the thinnest devices out there also next to another device that has a 4.3 inch screen the Big Daddy the HTC Thunderbolt of course the galaxy s2 does not have 4G although it's very likely in 2011 and 2012 we're going to see versions of the galaxy s2 come out with LTE and HSPA+ and WiMAX and all of those good radio technologies all right so I put in the Google account information and what we have here is the new version of TouchWiz TouchWiz 4 which is Samsung's proprietary interface now a lot of people after they got the galaxy s devices put on a third-party launcher like launcher pro or ADW launcher because the galaxy s devices had this weird TouchWiz interface it wasn't that fast it wasn't that usable but it looks like Samsung has really gone above and beyond with their new interface the program tray looks about the same but they've got these new widgets that kind of stick together we're obviously gonna have to spend some time with this and we're gonna have a full video that talks all about what it's like to use TouchWiz 4 and here's something cool move device left or right while holding a selected icon to reposition to another page that is pretty cool so if we tap and hold and we tilt apparently if there's a feature that makes it a lot easier well that looks awesome there's a feature that makes it a lot easier to move widgets from homescreen to homescreen right now we're getting HSDPA on AT&T we should be getting faster data speeds than you can get onto the Atrix 4G and the inspire 4G because those devices don't seem to even advantage of HSDPA speeds so this might be a killer device to get on AT&T if you don't want to wait it will work on t-mobile but you won't get the 3G connectivity we've got a ton more coming up on the Samsung Galaxy S 2 it's really exciting for us to test one of the flagship devices of 2011 HTC's coming out of the gate with a sensation in the near future and Samsung is coming out of the gate with the Galle galaxy s 2 Super AMOLED plus screen 1.2 gigahertz dual-core processor it's pretty awesome if you liked this video please give us a thumbs up and if you think I was too enthusiastic about this phone please give us a thumbs up and thanks for watching we'll be back soon with more that's it for now
when you have had a smartphone for a while it can start to feel slow and RAM that is the random access memory can be the issue now Ram is the place where your device towards temporary files and resources and when a program needs something rather than pulling it all the way from the memory it quickly pulls out those files from the RAM giving you a smoother and a seamless user experience with that devices with more RAM can store more data hence are smoother even while playing demanding games or while doing heavy multitasking and devices with low RAM even struggles while doing rudimentary things like browsing the internet or while watching a video the same is the case with any form of computer but unlike computers where you can physically add as much RAM as you need on smartphones the RAM is proprietary and cannot be physically added or removed without blowing the whole thing out but since your device memory the memory that you use to store data is quite similar to your RAM as it also stores data although at a quite slow rate which means you can turn a small portion of a SD card or a device memory into RAM and this is known as virtually creating RAM for your device so I am a hostage game let's make some RAM so in order to expand your RAM you will need three things number 1 a class 4 or higher SD card I strongly recommend using a class 6 a class 10 SD card as faster the SD card better will be the overall performance number 2 a rooted android device if a device is not rooted or if you don't know what route is check the links in the description and get your device rooted number 3 can app from Play Store called as row soft Ram expander which will make the process much simpler now rosa flam expander is a paid app on Play Store and for the money it's totally worth it but before you go ahead and make the investment click the second link under the thumbs up button and install this free app called as memory info and swap file check it will tell you whether your device is compatible for AM expansion or not so install this V app from the Play Store then tap on the row soft Ram expand the test tab on the bottom then select your SD card location and after the test is completed therefore results if a window saying congratulations pop up then you're good to go if not then try it again still if you get no congratulation pop-up then your device kernel probably does not supports Ram expansion and your money is safe or you can give it a shot if it fails then you can always ask for an app refund within two hours of purchasing this app and get your money back from Play Store so there's nothing to lose so get the RAM expander app from the Play Store and open it up make sure that your device is connected to the internet don't forget to grant the root permissions to this app and straight up you'll see a bunch of options and numbers you can either manually configure each one of these settings individually or you can simply tap on the optimal value button and the app will automatically configure all the values based on your device and with that 90% of the work is done now the only thing that you're gonna configure is the swap file slider here from here you can select the amount of RAM that you want to create the app will automatically set it to a maximum Ram value that your device can stably support which is 3gb in my case I'll not recommend you going above the optimal value so let's set it to an even 1gb of RAM as we don't need anything above that you can also set it to as low as 400 MB of RAM or you can go as high as 4gb of but according to me 1gb on top of your existing hardware RAM is more than enough for any activity on your device so let's go ahead and do a quick rundown number one open the app number two granted with permissions and make sure that the internet is turned on number three tap on the optimal value button number four select the amount of RAM that you want to create and don't go above the optimal value after that you'll need to tap on the swap active button at the top and it'll ask you to select two external sd card location you can also try the internal SD card or internal memory if it worked for you to let me know in the comments below that's how it's d card out of it 17 GB is free although we only need 1 GB of space let's go ahead and select that and then tap on the swap active button again and the swapping process will begin now depending on the amount of RAM you want to create it can take between 2 to 15 minutes and it's almost done if everything goes right it should look something like this let's close that and upon sliding down your notification tab you'll find a new info bar showing the amount of expanded RAM that you just have created originally I had 2 GB of RAM on my device plus one more extra GB of RAM that we have just created with a total of around 3 GB of RAM which means woohoo it did work and on a final note the amount of RAM that you have just created will not be reflected in your device application manager as it's a virtual RAM not a hardware based Ram but it will function similar to your internal Ram so earlier when a device on a certain app needed more RAM and there was simply not enough RAM the app or the game slowed down or lagged a lot due to insufficient RAM but now after expanding aram when a device needs more RAM the virtual RAM or the vram that you have just created will be utilized giving you a smoother experience than before now one really basic thing that you should understand is that there are several other factors like CPU frequency number of cores cache memory app optimization for your device background activities and RAM that affects the speed and performance of your device which means RAM alone cannot speed your device but it will help apps which require more to run faster on your device that's how ROM work however you won't see a huge boost in performance in daily activities and apps that uses less RAM as your hardware Ram will pretty much do the job so while playing low-end games on high-end devices with sufficient RAM you won't see any boost in performance however you'll definitely notice a significant improvement in speeds and performance especially while playing high-end games on low-end devices or devices with low amount of RAM and that's enough knowledge for today if you found this video to be helpful interesting and if you got to learn something new today please give this video a thumbs up that really helped me a lot and do subscribe if you want to watch more interesting videos like these until then I'm your host head care from de Android guy signing out and I hope you guys have a great day peace
The thing that I like about Android is there can be so many different kinds of phones, just a lot of weird choices. But lately, it seems like there are really only two choices, at least in terms of screen size. There's regular and there's extra large, which is why I was so excited to try this phone right here, the Sony Xperia 1. I mean, just look at this good tall boy. It's got a 21:9 aspect ratio, which makes it relatively narrow and super, well, tall. I think it's a fascinating phone, and it's way nicer than I expected it to be. But I don't think it can really justify its $950 price. Let me tell you why. Now, a lot of people would like to have a big-screened phone, but they're put off by how big these phones feel.
And that's the reason I like the Xperia 1. It has a big screen, there is no doubt about it. It's 6.5 inches. But it's quite a bit narrower than this OnePlus 7 Pro here. So you get the benefits of seeing more stuff on your screen, like on the web or on Twitter, without the drawback of feeling like you have a big honking glass slab you can barely wrap your fingers around. This phone is also really good if you like to do split-screen apps, which… I don’t know, I guess people still do that. I never do. Anyway, it's nicer to hold, but that doesn't make it a one-handed phone by any stretch of the imagination.
You're still going to need to use your second hand to reach the top of the screen. Sony has a couple of software tricks that help with how tall this phone is, but neither of them are great. You can double tap the home button to make a smaller version of the screen. Or there's this other thing with… Er, wow. What are you doing there, Chuckles? Huh. Sorry, let's back up. Or you're supposed to be able to tap either side of the screen or swipe on it to do other stuff. It's called Side Sense, and it kind of sucks. I can never get it to work when I want it to, and it pops up all of the time when I don't want it to.
Now the reason that Sony says it made this phone at this weird, tall aspect ratio is for watching movies, and Sony says that it has a 4K HDR OLED screen. It also has, quote, “professional level color reproduction.” So it can be in the DCI-P3 color gamut. It can also be in the BT.2020 color space if you care about that. And it has the D65 white point. There's this whole “Creator Mode” thing. Basically, Sony is trying to make this phone appeal to people who really care about video quality, both watching it and recording it. But Sony, the thing is, if you're going to do that, this screen should get way brighter. It is way more dim compared to other OLED screens. Anyway, yeah, I will say watching a 21:9 movie on this phone with its Dolby stuff, without letterboxing or weird camera cutouts, is great. But the truth is that most of the video that I watch is not 21:9.
It’s stuff on YouTube, and so I still end up having big black bars on the left or the right. Or, if I expand it full screen, I end up cutting off people's heads. Now, I do think this phone is pretty good from a build quality perspective. It's got Gorilla Glass and IP68. It's got some bezels, but they're not too big, and it's just nice to hold. But, you know, of course there's no headphone jack. But there's no getting around how it being this tall makes it really awkward. It's so tall, it couldn't fit in my pocket. I was sitting down, and it just slid right out of my pocket and clattered on the concrete, which is why there are dings on the edges of the phone on our review unit, which is sad. The buttons are also awkward.
They're all on the right side of the phone and, I don’t know, the fingerprint sensor is separate from the power button for some reason. And sometimes it gets a little dirty and you have to wipe it off before it will actually work. I do like that there is a dedicated camera button. But overall, when I'm trying to use this phone, I just end up hitting the wrong button, like, all of the time.
On the back, there are three 12-megapixel cameras. There's a regular, a 2X telephoto, and a wide. Sony put some nice optical image stabilization on the main lens, and you know what? Finally, Sony has made a phone with a camera that's pretty good. It's not quite as good as a Pixel 3 or a OnePlus 7 Pro to my eyes, but it's finally respectable.
I do wish that the telephoto was more than 2X, but the wide angle one, it's really fun. I kind of love it. But I don't love Sony's camera software. The wide angle thing makes you pick between prioritizing image quality or distortion. The auto made doesn't do HDR by default, and there's just a bunch of other settings that just really look and feel kind of silly. Anyway, let's get into the results of what I actually get out of these lenses. I think that Sony prefers leaving detail in, even though that also leaves in a bunch of noise. It also doesn't do as aggressive HDR as I would like unless you have to, you know, manually turn it on.
But the thing that did surprise me is that even though there's no dedicated night mode, sometimes it actually really nails it anyway, even if it's incredibly dark. Now, you can shoot 4K, and that's one of the reasons this phone exists. And so Sony also included a Cinema Pro app that lets you really dial in all these manual settings for shooting 4K video. Unfortunately, the 8-megapixel camera on the front is junk.
It's really not good. I don't know, man. If this phone didn't cost $950, I'd probably be a little bit less nit-picky, but you know what? It does. So I am. In terms of software and performance, I actually don't have a ton of complaints. It's a fairly clean version of Android 9 with just a few bells and whistles. It has a Snapdragon 855 processor so it's fast, and there's 6GB of RAM, which is decent, but not stellar. I am a little bit grumpy that there's only one storage option: 128GB of storage. If you're going to want more, and especially if you're going to want to shoot 4K, you're going to need to expand it. And you can because there's a microSD card slot. Battery life is average-ish for big phones. I'm getting over four hours of screen time, and it's lasting through a day, but there's only a 3,300mAh battery in here, and I kind of feel like that's not enough.
I would be happier with that if there was wireless charging on this phone. But no, there's not. It does do fast charging, but one neat thing Sony does is it won't fast-charge when it knows that you’re charging overnight, which helps with the overall life span of the battery, which means it should last longer, a year or two for now — at least in theory. Now, after all that, if you're still interested in this phone, you should also know that Sony as a company has kind of been deemphasizing phones since it hasn't been really successful with them in the past few years.
And that kind of makes sense, and I also think it makes sense for Sony to try something new and move into this niche of making tall boys, like this guy right here. Now, of course, you can spend less money and get a better phone like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but what you can't get is any other phone in this tall aspect ratio, so I like the idea of this form factor. I think that it should exist in the world of Android phones. So I'm glad that Sony's trying to make 21:9 happen. But I don't know that I'd recommend this particular phone to anybody. If you really, really, really love the tall screen or you really love what Sony does with video, then maybe.
But there's no getting around the fact that this is an expensive phone. For $950, I expect more, and you should, too. Hey, thank you for watching. Do you want a tall phone? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you're wondering if there are other tall phones, we did review the Xperia 10 last month. It's kind of the same idea but cheaper and also, it's really bad for a whole other set of reasons.
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