Sunday, September 29, 2013

iPhone 5C: Is It Worth It?

Who could have imagined that Apple would release a cheaper iPhone? Most people—if not all—are well aware that the iPhone Generations sure do cost a real pretty penny, not until the release of iPhone 5C. Or, would you rather really think that the ‘C’ in iPhone 5C really stands for “cheap”? Let’s find out.

What makes this handset device stand out is because it comes in various funky shades—all intended to boost the aesthetics. It comes in white, red, yellow, blue, and green. So, if ever you’re going to choose phone cases for iPhone 5C, your choice of designs would then be limited to clear cases so as to not counter the style or the color it flaunts—or you could at least find some swanky iPhone 5C cases that could let you mix and match with colors. And with that being said, the ‘C’ would definitely make a stand for “color”. Is this yet another reason to love iPhone? It is quite more engaging and delightful, I say.

It has a 4-inch Retina Display, which is the same with iPhone 5, but the back and sides are made of uni-body plastic material—perhaps the factor that contributed to its cheaper price even if it runs iOS 7 like that of iPhone 5, is powered by the A6 chip, has 8-megapixel shooter at the back, and even more likely now that it has an upgraded front-facing camera, which can now work better in lower light situations. It also comes in 16 and 32GB storage capacity and boasts 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity, but the lack of MicroSD card slot is yet another thing to complain about.

Going back to the A6 chip, it is designed to be extremely energy efficient, so you could “exhaust” every feature and app of your iPhone without having the need to worry about your battery juicing out in just a few hours. Surely you won’t be disappointed with its improved battery life.

iPhone 5C also features a new camera app that lets you shoot images in a square format, choose from eight live filters that can be applied before and even after you take your photo, use an instant filter to have a vintage color look with your shots, make the scene have a more vivid color with the Chrome filter, or capture a self-portrait in dramatic black and white with the Noir. The new camera app sure has something to offer that would make you love “Phoneography” more.

Not wanting to be left out, it also boasts the HD video that lets you record up to 1080p HD better with its new 3x zoom feature. You can even smooth out shake footage through the help of video image stabilization.

Apple’s iPhone 5C sure has something to boast, but what about its price? Will ‘C’ stand for “cheap”? Let’s take a comparison with iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S:

iPhone 5S: 16GB model - £549; 32GB model - £629; and 64GB model - £709. It’s pricey, yes, but it is reasonable somehow. Let’s take a look with iPhone 5C:

iPhone 5C: 16GB model - £469; and 32GB model - £549.

Well, you see, that’s not cheap at all. Apple has been known for producing smartphones that are great but comes with a price. With the build of iPhone 5C, you might also want to prepare your budget with replacement parts. But with its iPhone 5C, is it worth it?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

What Does It Take to Be a Brand Ambassador?

E_cell Global, a British company based in Blackpool, United Kingdom, is an e-commerce retailer of the latest mobile phones, laptops, high-end gadgets, and accessories in the online market. It envisions itself to become a leading provider of the best consumer electronic products and digital accessories.

With its aim to enrich people’s digital lifestyle by providing and delivering products driven by creativity and innovation, it does not only retail top quality devices and accessories. Rather, it shares the passion for a particular brand with its valued clients. More than maintaining the business itself, the company yearns to build a relationship with its patrons, motivated by offering the best quality service to acquire the loyalty of its customers.

Technology evolves in a highly fast-paced, sophisticated trend, and Ecell makes sure that it stays abreast of the latest products and happenings in the tech sphere. It keeps itself up-to-date with the demands of its target market in order to provide its customers what they need and what they want. The company carries a wide range of products and accessories from leading brands in the digital industry. It has strived hard to garner the trust of top ranking digital suppliers like Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry, Nokia, LG, and HTC. Ecell intends to become every consumer’s partner in the continuous improvement of his digital way of life. It ensures its patrons cutting edge, quality products that are genuine, and it guarantees to its customers a great value for their money.

Purchasing a product online triggers a hint of skepticism among consumers. Unlike buying a particular item at a physical store where one can see, feel, and test the device he is to take hold of, placing an order online may subject a buyer to cases of dissatisfaction. A number of issues may arise from the quality of the product itself to the terms and conditions subjected in every transaction. Given this doubt among consumers, the company raises the bar high and lets itself be governed by its core values to make each and every Ecell interaction nothing less than excellent and a satisfying one.

About Ecell Global:
Ecell Global is a British company driven to support today’s digital lifestyle by manufacturing creatively designed back cases and retailing the latest gadgets and accessories online. It has garnered positive customer reviews on Amazon and eBay, ranking it as one of the most trusted online stores offering electronic products and digital accessories. Please visit for more information.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Is Phonebloks Going to See the Light of Day, or Will It Just Bite the Dust?

Perhaps, you have heard about Phonebloks, the brilliant concept aimed on creating a phone worth keeping. It breaks the traditional where consumers would have to buy an entire brand new handheld device just to go for an upgrade. Call it coincidence, but the concept was made public just close to Apple’s launch of its latest iPhone collection, the flagship phone, the 5S, and its cheaper kin, the 5C. The timing was right to influence the mindset of consumers to break away from unnecessary upgrades and mindless spending, so to speak.

One of the most compelling reasons why this concept ever came to be is because of the increasing volume of electronic waste. Ever since the electronics market have garnered a remarkable attention on the market—mostly after mobile phones were invented—the bulk on these waste category have grown immensely. More often than not, the mobile phone as a whole stopped working because only one component of the entire device malfunctioned. And this results to components in good condition to be put to waste.

Scrutinizing the concept itself, the most commendable feature of this would probably be its capability to be customized by the user himself. He can be able to mix and match parts that can suit his very needs. Phonebloks works on the premise that everyone is different and has different needs as well on their smartphones. And this might be the answer to this yearning that people have been clamoring about.

Shortly after the publicity stunt of Phonebloks, it has already caught the attention of millions, which in fact is the aim of its proponent. For this concept to materialize, it must be able to gather the support of the general public in voicing out their sentiment, shouting out their desire to have a phone worth keeping. This move will be able to create the demand that electronic manufacturers will be constrained to think through.

However, no matter how much attention it garners from people all over the world. The concept will not become a reality if companies that can potentially innovate the device are uninterested. And as of now, one analyst has expressed his skepticism on the concept. Actually, he has come to the conclusion that Phonebloks probably wouldn’t work. And here’s why:

The issues that Phoneblocks may face are rooted on physics, communication, and interoperability. At present time, the latest smartphones use components that allow high speed travel of data within the device. This can only take place if the parts are extremely close together. By separating each individual component like Lego blocks, the device as a whole won’t be able to keep up with today’s standards in terms of performance. In addition, the idea of placing individual parts anywhere on the base is misleading; each component has to be connected to its own specific processor pins.

Besides the concept per se, financial issues may also arise. The cost of coming up with a prototype is deemed beyond imaginable. According to the analyst, “The amount of effort in testing and debugging that would be required to ensure the compatibility of each component would be absolutely enormous.” It’s no question that the concept is laudable overall, but it being made available in the shelves of tech stores or in listings of online mobile stores in the near future seems to be absolutely far-fetched.