The internet has become part and parcel of our lives and it will be very difficult for people in this current day and age to live with slow internet and worst of all no internet.Since data has gradually overtaken voice it is sad to experience internet outages and fluctuations in Ghana on weekly basis.
Cable has compiled new data which they extracted from 63 million broadband speeds around the world and it has some interesting insights, Ghana placed 5th in Africa and 120th in the world.
Topping the world’s list with a mean download speed of 60.39 mbps is Singapore and it is unchanged from the previous year. Scandinavian countries rounded up the top four (Sweden, Denmark and Norway in that order) with 46, 44 and 40 mbps respectively.
The most interesting statistic is Madagascar where it is ranked 22nd in the world and is first in Africa. The country registered a mean speed of 24.87 mbps and is ahead of countries like France, Finland and Germany which is shocking.
Kenya is second in Africa with a mean of 10.11 mbps , which is significantly behind Madagascar’s mean speed but still a solid result for 2nd place. They checked 6,581 distinct IPs for tis test and there were 31,083 tests obtained to get this total. It is estimated to take 1 hour 7 minutes and 30 seconds to download a 5GB movie in Kenya as per the statistics while compared to Madagascar, that seems like a lot of time since it only takes 27 minutes and 27 seconds to download the same file.
Rounding up the top 5 in Africa include South Africa with 6.38 mbps, Cape Verde with 3.24 mbps and Ghana with 2.88 mbps and It is estimated to take 3 hour 56 minutes and 51 seconds to download a 5GB movie .
ISP’s in Ghana should sit up and start providing better internet service to customers as the internet has taken over lots of the workload from offline to online and with the unplanned internet blackouts from ISP’s with no back up alot of businesses lose huge revenue. It will take a while before we break into the top 3 in Africa if the various ISPs do not sit up.
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Infinix, the TRANSSION Holdings premium smartphone brand, committed to bringing cutting-edge technology and stylish designed mobile devices to young generations on Saturday, 7th July 2018 unveiled the Infinix Note 5, the brand’s “Beyond Intelligent” smartphone, which is part of the Android One program, designed to deliver a software experience by Google. Encased in the beautifully designed hardware of the Note 5, Android One brings secure and smart AI-powered innovations – like the Google Assistant and Google Lens – to everyone.
The event took place at the Movenpick hotel graced by the media and some invited personalities.
Infinity 6.0’’ FHD screen and 18:9 screen ratio provide users with superb visual experience
16MP low-light front camera helps users take professional selfies even in low light
4500mAh battery gives 3 days battery life for average use.
Infinix Note 5 Specifications:
OS Version: Android One
Display: 6.0″FHD+; 18:9,TDDI; 2.5D
Dimensions: 158*75*8.4mm – 2.5D glass
ROM / RAM: 32GB+3GB/64GB+4GB
Front “Selfie” camera: 16 MP ,low light selfie ;4in1
Back camera: 12MP,1.25um large pixel;F2.0
The “Beyond Intelligent” Note 5 smartphone is equipped with an amazing display, which provides users with superb viewing and entertainment experience with an Infinity 6.0’’ FHD screen and a 18:9 screen ratio. The edge-to-edge screen also makes the device look stunning, both from a design and a technological perspective.
The Note 5 device features a perfect 16MP low-light front camera, which allows selfie lovers to take professional selfies even in low light. As for the rear camera, it is supported by a 12MP resolution.Its long-lasting battery will provide 3 days on average usage with a 4500mAh battery, built with a 3A Fast Charge, that will keep users fully functional throughout the day.
“Targeting trendsetters, and young professionals, Infinix Note 5 comes with a software experience designed by Google, combined with great hardware from Infinix/TRANSSION. We empower our users to go beyond the limit with our newest breakthrough technology. All while they enjoy an intelligent lifestyle through the fusion of technology and stylishness. In partnership with Google on Android One, we will provide the young generations with unprecedented mobile experience and revolutionize their mobile life with Note 5.” Said Benjamin Jiang, Managing Director of Infinix Mobile.
Speaking on the partnership, Arif Chowdhury, Group Vice President TRANSSION said: “As a provider of mobile devices and mobile value added services in global emerging markets, we focus on serving a wide range of consumer groups and we firmly believe that the mobile communication device that has revolutionized social life belongs to everyone. We are pleased to partner with Google to cater to the young generations and present them with an intelligent and trendy lifestyle with the launch of Note 5.”
“If you get a new smartphone you expect it to be amazing. That’s why we teamed up with TRANSSION through our Android One program. Together we strive to give users a range of smartphones, such as the Infinix Note 5, that combine beautiful hardware with Google’s smartly designed software – from the latest AI powered innovations to the highest grade of security,” said MahirSahin, Director Android Partnerships for Africa.
Infinix Note 5 will also support Google Lens – a new way to search what you see and interact with the world around you. You can take action on text, identify distinct plant and animal breeds, learn more about popular landmarks and discover products similar to the ones that catch your eye – like furniture and apparel. The feature will be available right in the Note 5 camera and through the Google Assistant.
Infinix Ghana yesterday launched their new gadget the Infinix Note 5 smartphone which is the successor to the Note 4 and Note 4 Pro which were launched in 2017. The Note 5 will be the second Infinix device to run on AndroidOne, the first device was the HOT 2.
Note 5 was made in partnership with Google it features the Android One Specially designed by Google, Android one is smart, Secure and brings Google’s latest powered AI innovations to the Note 5.The device comes pure stock android to give you that pure android feel and also has no preinstalled app like the previous Note series.
The phone comes with the tag “Beyond Intelligent”, the Note 5 smartphone is equipped with an amazing display, which provides users with superb viewing and entertainment experience with an Infinity 6.0’’ FHD screen (2160 x 1080 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio and 500 nit brightness. The edge-to-edge screen also makes the device look stunning, both from a design and a technological perspective.
It features a 16MP low-light front camera, which allows selfie lovers to take professional selfies even in low light. As for the rear camera, it is supported by a 12MP resolution.
Its long-lasting battery will provide up to 3 days on average usage with a 4500mAh battery, built with a 3A Fast Charge that will keep users fully functional throughout the day.
The dimension is reduced but the screen size has been increased compared to its predecessor which leads to a screen-to-body ratio of 75%. It comes with a Glass finish uni-body design with tampered edges for perfect hand handling.
Infinix Note 5 Specifications
6.0 FHD+ with Infinity Display (1080*2160 resolution)
Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
Helio P23 Octa-core CPU
32GB internal memory
12MP Rear and 16MP Front camera
4500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3A
Features Of Infinix Note 5
DISPLAY AND DESIGN
The device has a glossy metal build with cutting curved edge technology. Its rear camera is well positioned at the back as well as the fingerprint scanner. Its volume rocker, SIM tray and power button are all placed at the side.The dimension is reduced but the screen size has been increased compared to its predecessor which leads to a screen-to-body ratio of 85%. It comes with a Glass finish uni-body design with tampered edges for perfect hand handling.
One of its key features, the Note 5 comes with a 6.0” FHD+ with an 18:9 display aspect ratio. It provides an infinity display which is empowered by MiraVision to bring a powerful visual experience across extreme lighting conditions.
Note 5 comes with a 12MP + Dual Flash f/2.0 rear camera with 1.2um pixel range picking the best suitable settings for high-quality images. There is a 16MP smart camera for taking selfies in bright and low-light conditions.With the Note 5’s front camera, the users get the most out of their selfies in both low light and bright surroundings. On the other hand, the smart 12MP back camera with its 1.25µm large pixels gives high quality images by judging its environment and choosing the best possible lighting accordingly!.Infinix Note 5 will also support Google Lens – a new way to search what you see and interact with the world around you. You can take action on text, identify distinct plant and animal breeds, learn more about popular landmarks and discover products similar to the ones that catch your eye – like furniture and apparel. The feature will be available right in the Note 5 camera and through the Google Assistant.The Note 5 sees an implementation of AI scene detection in its camera, meant to help users take better shorts depending on the scenery, especially while on the outside. You will also experience AI-induced bokeh effects especially when taking selfies.
BATTERY AND OS
The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo on Google’s Android One providing an amazing experience. The intuitive software from Google provides a remarkable experience with inbuilt artificial intelligence powered innovations.
Note 5 is powered by an Helio P23 octa-core chipset which clocks at a 2.0 GHz CPU speed. It has a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB via the micro SD card slot.
The Note 5 has a huge 4500 mAh long lasting battery, provides a three-day usage time with ease. It boasts a high speed 3A fast charge which allows users to spend maximum time with the phone and the least amount of time connecting it to the charger and it also has an AI to manage the power usage so you are assured of good power management.
These salient features of this incredible handset will give it a comfortable lead over its competitors in any market on the globe.If you are an ardent lover of the Infinix XOS skin on top of Android you are going to miss features like three finger screenshots, scroll shots, gestures, etc., there’s more to be happy about as security updates will be really fast, and also you’ll be among the first in line to get Android P when it launches.
If all you want is working cameras, and good performance you’re sorted. If all you want is a good display with good battery life. It seems you’re sorted. But all this is subject to my full review of the device coming soon. Would love to see how it performs in the real world. How it handles tasks. What sort of pics it takes. And how that huge battery is handled by stock Android.
The Infinix Note5 is selling @ GHC 810 at all Infinix exclusive shops,franko trading shops and trusted dealers
Infinix Ghana is about to launch their first device in 2018 and the device to lead the entry is the heir to the well loved S2 which has paid it dues and now has to give way for a new heir which is the S3 ( HOT S3 ). The S3 is going to be the first INFINIX device to have the now popular 18:9 aspect ratio with a Full HD resolution.
The display is 5.65 inches and maintains the 2.5D curved screen that has become sort of a signature design choice for Infinix smartphones. The phone boasts of a screen-to-body ratio of 81%.
The major change S3 is bringing is the processor; the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 coupled with Adreno 505 GPU and either 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM respectively.
There is also another change in the camera setup ; there are no more dual front cameras and instead there is a single 20MP front camera with dual LED flash and also a single 13MP back camera (also with dual LED) which I hope takes even better photos than last year’s model. The S3 runs on Oreo out of the box and that means the phone supports Project Treble which translates to significantly faster updates for your smartphone.
The S3 comes with a massive 4000mAh battery which promises incredible battery life, unlike its predecessors, this phone supports fast charging, so you’re sure you won’t wait long hours to have significant power in your smartphone.
From the above information gathered about the phone it promises to be a great and promising device ,The phone hasn’t launched in Ghana but the price should be around 700 -790 GHS.
Last year in a facebook post Infinix boss Benjaminn Jiang gave a hint of a snapdragon powered device from Infinix and true to his words there is going to be a snapdragon phone from infinix.Below is his facebook post.
Since Infinix was founded in 2012, the company have been releasing a lot of classic smartphones to meet users need and they are best known for building cutting-edge products and design transformation of mobile devices.
Leaks from GFX Bench, an Infinix device with the model code X573 and which is expected to be the Infinix Hot S3 will be making its way out later in the year with a Qualcomm chipset.
The Infinix Hot S3 X573 will run on android latest OS, android 8 Oreo and that it will come with 3GB RAM, a single rear camera with dual flash and also a single front facing camera with dual flash.
The phone will come with fingerprint scanner for security, it will be powered by 4000mAh battery capacity, 5.5 inch display screen and it is reported to also be an 18:9 ratio display device, with all these specs the device promises to be a great one.
Display size: 5.5-inch display screen
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Security: Rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon
Network: 2G, 3G and 4G networks
Camera: Single rear camera with dual flash and single frontal camera with dual flash
Battery: 4000mAh battery capacity
18:9 Ratio Display
As you can read from above these are speculations and the specs are subject to change,so keep your fingers crossed we will post the final specs when the phone is launched or when they are confirmed
Tecno Mobile has finally unveiled its first smartphone with an 18:9 ratio display in Ghana.The 18:9 ratio means it has very thin bezels.
The TECNO Camon CM comes with a crafted 2.5D Third-Generation Corning Glass display and a remarkably sleek design that makes the device sit comfortably when held, the new TECNO CAMON CM infinity display confronts the usual framework of smartphone design, allowing users to see and experience more than ever before.The Tecno Camon CM comes with a 5.7-inch display that takes up 83% of the phone’s front panel and it is much bigger than the screen of its much more recent predecessors (CAMON CX, CAMON CX air), enabling a much wider viewing and also a nice addition to the Tecno family.
The device comes imbedded with an 18:9 screen support single window 1:1 split-screen which can be operated with only one step – meaning you can do two things at a time on the screen.
also The TECNO Camon CM comes with a 13MP camera with amazingly bright ring flash (1 LED ring flash in the front and 4 LED ring flash in the back) is there to give users beautiful pictures and with the wider screen, users can capture more angles when used to take a selfie.
The TECNO Camon CM comes fully loaded with a huge 3000mAh battery, 2GB RAM+16GB ROM memory, 4GLTE and runs on 7.0 android OS which makes everything work smoothly and the is been sold for GHC 612.
We do not see that many smartphones within this price range with an 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels so Tecno can use this to stand out from competitors.The CAMON CM is availble in all Tecno Exclusive shops near you.
Some weeks ago, the rumour mill buzzed about TECNO launching a bezel-less phone and it looks like it’s going to come from the Camon line. With the assertions and leaked images coming from tipsters about TECNO’s first full screen smartphone, we should expect something special from them.
For some years now, TECNO has not disappointed in delivery, as they have consistently launched several top-of-the-line smartphones from the Phantom series to the Camon series and the L series and as already reported, this new device is coming from the Camon brand and is rumoured to be called the TECNO CAMON CM- amazing right!
The African smartphone power house, is definitely not resting on its laurels as information coming from several sources indicates that they have something special cooking and this device will not only continue to boost the selfie love trend but will make people get more than they would normally get in taking their regular selfies.
The CAMON line of TECNO phones have been known to focus on cameras, and hopefully this new phone, when it becomes available, will give users really good cameras.
Interestingly, some very reliable industry analysts have been able to confirm the full meaning of the abbreviation “CM” as C-More which literally means to See More.
Looks like we would be seeing more of screen and photography from the above meaning but for now, I guess we should reserve our judgment and wait to see what happens in the next few days. But one thing is certain, as it has been in their recent style, TECNO will surely surprise its fans.
There is no confirmed date for which this rumoured handset would be unveiled in Ghana but it would definitely be in the month of January and would be flaunting a massive screen of between 5-6-inch Full Screen.
The latest TECNO in town is the PHANTOM 8 which was officially launched in Dubai and later on in Ghana, i finally got one review unit and here is my early impression after unboxing it.
Before we get into what is in the box here is a brief of the Phantom 8 specifications:
PHANTOM 8 SPECIFICATIONS
5.7 ” Full HD Screen
2.6 GHz Octa Core Processor
64GB internal expandable memory
Dual SIM capability- Micro SIM cards.
12 & 13 MP Dual Auto-Focus rear cameras with Tri flash
20 MP front-facing camera with Flash
3,500mAh non-removable battery
USB Type C
IN THE BOX
The Tecno Phantom 8 comes in a very big box. Below is a list of things you get with the Phantom 8.
The Phone (Phantom 8)
USB Charging/data cable and wall adapter
Transparent back cover
Back Cover protector
User Guide and Warranty Information
I have personally never had a good experience with a Tecno smartphone before, the only Tecno smartphone i ever used was the Tecno F7 which gave me nightmares but that was years ago and Tecno has grown over the years and done incredibly well with the phantom series.The Tecno Phantom 8 is a 5.7 inch display unit which is very much like most flagships in 2017,it’s diamond style design comes with a 3D Lighting, unibody metal edge and a 2.5 D Drip Screen-curved battery cover. It also possesses a 6 GB RAM plus 2.6 GHz CPU ultra-fast experience that supports 4G+ and download speed up to 300Mbps.
TECNO Mobile’s Phantom 8 comes with a front facing camera at 20 megapixels alongside a smart dual selfie flash with double front ring flash ensures taking photos even in a low light environment.
The edges on the phantom 8 are smooth and this makes it comfortable to carry it around. The back cover looks like metal but really is poly-carbonate;the advantage of having such a material used on the Phantom 8 is that it is light and the phone feels lighter than most other devices its size.The phone is a bit slippery so a free cover provided to improve grip and also a back cover protector that also protects the your phone from scratches.Since this is a dual camera phone, you get a better portrait mode that blurs the background as it focuses on the main subject. Tecno refers to this feature as “refocusing”,The Tecno Phantom 8 supports USB Type-c and it is located at the bottom of the phone next to the speaker grill and microphone. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack that is at the top. On the right hand side you get the volume and power button, the hybrid SIM and microSD card tray is on the right. This is a hybrid tray that means that you can only use one SIM and a MicroSD card or two SIM cards with no MicroSD card.The fingerprint sensor, which was available on the back of the Phantom 8 is very responsive and quick,the speakers are loud and balanced.The phantom 8 comes with HiOS 3.0.0 with runs on top of Android 7.0. It is a heavy skin with so many extra apps, some of them useful nonetheless. There a couple gestures to make day to day use a pleasure, including a swipe down to call the notification shade. Other features a left panel that populates you feed with news and most used apps for quick access.So far so good i have not experienced any glitch using the phone powered by a 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio P25 processor (octa-core) paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space nothing could ever go wrong with it right ?
I am already loving the speed with which apps are launched and running and will give a comprehensive review of it in few days.
After the global launch of the latest flagship from INFINIX in dubai,Infinix followed it, with another successful launch in Ghana which was well attended by media personalities, influencers, phone dealers, bloggers and Infinix core fans.
The Infinix Zero 5 is the 5th generation phone in the zero line which was started 5 years ago.The flagship doesn’t come short either ,it comes with the latest features of premium smart phones including Dual rear cameras, optical zoom, a whopping 6GB RAM, 16MP selfie camera and many other features which will make it a strong contender with other brands in the market.
Speaking about the Flagship model , Global Head of Infinix, Benjamin Jiang, stated:
“The Zero series at large has been our flagship product globally by virtue of its innovative features and validates our R&D prowess. It has witnessed brilliant performance in key global markets such as Africa. Our vision is to take smartphone photography to a level where it bridges the gap between amateur & professional. With its innovative design, incredible dual camera, 2x Optical zoom and overall performance, the Infinix Zero 5 bridges the narrowing gap between smartphone and tablet, and we believe our new device speaks to the middle Class consumer demand in the Dual-camera smartphone segment.
The Zero 5 smartphone is Infinix’s premium and technologically advanced product to date. The company will target a new generation of customers and firmly believes that the Zero 5’s innovative design and features – particularly the camera – will shock the industry and offer Best-in-Class products in the smartphone sector.
Using Android’s Nougat operating platform, the Zero 5 boasts an optical Zoom Dual camera and massive 16 MP front-facing cameras, rear fingerprint scanner and protective screen features. The Zero 5’s rear dual camera uses both a 12 MP wide-angle lens and a 13 MP telephoto lens, with a 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, and an f/2.0 aperture. There is also a special Portrait Master Mode that uses an RGBW sensor and multi-frame noise reduction technology to assist users in capturing the perfect hero shot. The Selfie Camera is equipped with 16 MP four-in-one camera with an LED flash to boot. The Selfie camera is superior to all others, the Selfie camera is capable of making everyone a Selfie king and Queen.”
The infinix seems to have found a balance in the zero 5 by merging features with processing power ,great picture and battery life.
Zero 5 specs:
Android 7.0 Nougat
2.6GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P25 Processor
Dual rear camera with 12MP wide angle lens and a 13MP telephoto lens, with a 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, and a f/2.0 aperture
Front camera 16MP four-in-one camera with a LED flash
Rear fingerprint scanner
Protective screen features
5.98-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
64GB internal storage with microSD (up to 128GB extra)
4350 mAh battery
To enhance photography skills, technology giant, Infinix Mobility, at the unveiling of its flagship model for 2017, ‘Infinix Zero 5’ created a shooting award campaign for end users of the new device to capture their best shot on Zero 5. All Infinix Zero 5 customers stand a chance to win an all expense paid trip to Shanghai to capture the beautiful city courtesy of Infinix. Zero 5 users can take their best shots on Zero 5 and upload online to www.infinixmobility.com/staytrueshootingaward to enter the competition. Only One winner will emerge and visit the beautiful city of Shanghai in February 2018.
Country Manager gave a brief history of the company during the launch in Ghana
There were other speeches giving by the media and also business partners
There was also a lucky dip with winners taking home gifts from Infinix
The New Infinix Zero 5 will be available at Infinix authorized partner stores nationwide from the 2nd week in December 2017. The starting price is around GHC1355
Here Are Pictures from the Colorful event.
Infinix is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings designed for young generations who desire to live a smart lifestyle. Founded in 2012, Infinix is committed to building cutting-edge technology and fashionably designed dynamic mobile devices to create globally-focused intelligent life experiences through a merging of fashion + technology. Through daily interactions these intuitive products become part of a lifestyle that represents trend-setting and intelligent experiences for young people around the world. Infinix currently promotes four product lines: ZERO, NOTE, S, and HOT in a global market place reaching countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. With the brand spirit of challenging the norms, Infinix smart devices are designed specifically for young people who want to stand out, reach out and in sync with the world.
Huawei is becoming center of attention for majority android users in Ghana because of its affordability and reliability ,Today i introduce you to the Huawei Y3 2017,it is the third phone in the Y series for this year .The Y3 2017 comes in two variants: the Y3 2017 and the Y3 2017 LTE.
The Y3 2017 runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) while the camera has 8MP lens for its back camera while the front one has 2MP lens with the screen size of 5.0 inches. It supports the resolutions of 854 x 480 pixels while the processor is a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor ,it also has 8GB of internal storage ,1GB RAM and a non removable battery of 2200 mAh.
Huawei Y3 (2017) Specifications
MediaTek MT6737M or MT6580M quad-core processor
ARM Mali-T720MP2 or ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU
5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 854 x 480 resolution
8GB expandable storage, up to 128GB via microSD
8-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0, with AF, LED flash
2-megapixel front camera
Dual SIM – 3G, LTE
WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
2200mAh battery, removable
Android 6.0 Marshmallow (EMUI 4.1 Mini)
The Huawei Y3 2017 LTE is selling for GHS 460 and comes with 800MB worth of Data from MTN for 6 months and the Huawei Y3 2017 is selling for GHS 390 and comes with 600MB worth of data from MTN for 6 months.
Looking for a phone to buy and you confused ? try any of the new Huawei 2017 series and you will not be disappointed.