Apple iPhone 7s will have an OLED display

What is OLED? whats the difference between LED and OLED? Here is a really easy to understand guide of technology.

So word on the street is that iPhone 7s will be the worlds first ever iPhone with an OLED screen. What does that even mean? Well it basically means that you will see a significant improvement in picture accuracy, colour reproduction, response time and black levels.

As many of you tech fans will know, LG are the big players in the OLED market. Although they are not the only company to produce the technology. A couple of years back SAMSUNG put out the curved OLED TV and quickly pulled it from shelves. Also SONY in fact were the first to dabble with OLED technology. They had released a very small OLED monitor, but now only offer OLED screens to the film and medical industries. Anyway its still not clear as to who will be providing APPLE with this hardware, but it is coming! One thing is for sure there wont be a disturbance in APPLE'S force touch feature. Expect Apples OLED to skip the 7 and make an appearance on the 7s late 2016. I would say that it will be worth the wait. I wonder if they will up the resolution? 

iPhone 7 Expected Specs & Concepts

iPhone 7 Leaks, Concepts and Rumours *So we heard that the iPhone just might be the finest phone known to mankind! Check it out its another WhatGear Word on the Street! This time its the iPhone 2016 - IOS 10 take a look and see what we heard. www.WhatGear.net

GOLD iPhone 6s unboxed WhatGear style! * Check out my reactions to unboxing this Apple product Also you should check out... 80 inch Adroid projector unboxed : https://youtu.be/dPokRLfLFqQ HTC M10 Leaked : https://youtu.be/8VmjqEbBsO0

WhatGear Unboxing - iPhone 6s Vs OnePlus 2

OnePlus 2 The Flagship Killer unboxing check out more WhatGear videos like this. Follow links are below iPhone 6s Unboxed - https://youtu.be/MW-JPnFPxBk HTC M10 Leaked - https://youtu.be/8VmjqEbBsO0 iPhone 7 Leaked - https://youtu.be/1a7FRw-5gwU

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GOLD iPhone 6s unboxed WhatGear style! * Check out my reactions to unboxing this Apple product Also you should check out... 80 inch Adroid projector unboxed : https://youtu.be/dPokRLfLFqQ HTC M10 Leaked : https://youtu.be/8VmjqEbBsO0

iPhone 6s Gold Unboxing

Check it out. I got hands on with the new iPhone 6s Gold. See what my first impressions were and what I thought of the experience. I do like gooooold :)

Also if you have the time check out my Xperia M4 Aqua unboxing and camera test review.

HTC ONE M10 - LEAKED - Check out 'WhatGear Word on the Street'

VR WHATGEAR - 360 VIDEO PLAYLIST

Xperia Z5 Shoot - BMX Pro Kris Kyle - Behind the scenes

These video's are from behind at the scenes at Red Bull Media House productions KALEIDOSCOPE shoot. Kriss Kyle the BMX pro puts his skills to the test in Glascow, whilst putting the Xperia Z5 camera to the test. Killing two birds with one stone as it were...no birds were killed during the filming of these videos.   


The CURVED WALL featuring The Sony Xperia Z5's superior 0.03 Autofocus capabilities.

Check it out as Kriss literally wall rides a half pipe flipped on its side. The does 360 flip off it. What do you reckon would you give it a go? If you asked me...you got to be flipping crazy! 


THE ROLLER COASTER RAIL - Featuring the Xperia Z5 5X Zoom

Ok so the great thing about roller coasters are that you're buckled in with lots of padding and safety measures in place. This stunt has none of that and Kriss flies off the rail and does a back flip. Now you would't want to happen a theme park. 


THE SPIRAL - Shot in 4K on the Xperia Z5 Smartphone.

Now when I think Spiral. i think death spiral, spiralling to your death, that kind of thing. However the fearless Kriss Kyle tackles this spiral head on and rolls with it. Check it out all shot in 4K on the Z5. Pretty amazing


THE FALLING L - feature the Z5 Steadyshot

So if you could see me prior to attempting a stunt or even just filming one like this. My hands would certainly not be steady. Anyway this stunt is soul shakingly amazing. Check out how the Z5 handles it.

look hear see...Another WhatGear inside scoop on the upcoming Sony Xperia Z6 due for launch in 2016. The chances are we will see the final completed version of the new Xperia at the MWC 2016. For now check out this WhatGear Word on the Street #WWOTS video and see what you think.

The WhatGear team were invited to the exclusive press event for the launch of the Z5 smartphone! It was cool and we got some unique videos for you.

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Xperia M4 Aqua - WhatGear Review

So I've had the pleasure of testing out the new Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. I have to be honest I wasn't really expecting a phone that could upstage my Galaxy Note. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the cameras on the Xperia M4 compared very well. In fact in many cases when using this phone outshone the Note.

Check out this mid range, Hi quality Xperia Smartphone, the M4 Aqua. The Xperia M4 has particularly good cameras and a 64bit Octacore processor and a slim design. Join Troy (The GamesMaster) in this new WhatGear series 'FIRST THOUGHTS' ...Its an unboxing video.

The Power of the XPERIA M4 Aqua

  • The processing speeds are fantastic! I ran into no problems backgrounding multiple apps and gaming.
  • The Cameras front and back are fantastic. The only issue... the screen quite often doesn't do your photos justice. Only once exported onto a higher-res screen do you really get the full effect and image quality.
  • The Battery life is good on standard mode but AMAZING on Sony's Stamina mode. For me, I receive mass amounts of social notifications. The Stamina mode also doubles up as a good way to silence them with out putting your phone on mute or vibrate. For those two reasons I'm a big fan of stamina mode.
  • Durability and Waterproofing. Now I did accidentally drop this and its so lightweight it kind of floated down like a feather...OK I exaggerate but I did take the knock very well. Had it been Apple's crystal sapphire unbreakable un-scratchable glass I think I'd have been in trouble.
  • Last but not least Micro SD. Need I say more? ;)

Catch up with Troy from WhatGear as he tests out the cameras on the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. Check out how the camera quality differs on the Galaxy Note 3 (flagship) Vs the M4 Aqua (Mid Range) smartphones.

The Weakness of the XPERIA M4

  • The good thing about weakness is it can be strengthened in many cases. In my field test video I mentioned how I could not install my usual apps due to space. Since then Sony surprisingly rolled out an Xperia update, eradicating some of their bloat-ware (unnecessary apps). Which now means I have the ability to install everything I need and shift most of the data to external memory.
  • Battery life really suffered when using GPS. So I made a journey from London to Manchester which is about 3hrs I lost 80% battery before lunch that day. Not cool.
  • No Google Cardboard / VR Video support. For me as a creator of 360 content I was sad to see this not available.
  • It feels hollow like it lacking soul. While I appreciate the light weight the emptiness of it makes it feel a little flimsy to the touch.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

look hear see...Another WhatGear inside scoop on the upcoming Sony Xperia Z6 due for launch in 2016. The chances are we will see the final completed version of the new Xperia at the MWC 2016. For now check out this WhatGear Word on the Street #WWOTS video and see what you think.

The Xperia M4 Aqua is a super fast, durable, energy efficient mid range phone. With cameras to rival and defeat many, if not all of its nearest competitors. The design is the usual SONY style omni-balance. Which I must admit makes it difficult to know if it the right way up when in my pocket... Stuff like that is important to me(I know first world problems...I know).

However the more I use this phone, the more content I am with its performance and features. It will be interesting to see if it will improve and sharpen up with age and updates. Or whether is will become soft and flimsy as wear and tear sets in and as takes on board the new Android Marshmellow.

The WhatGear team were invited to the exclusive press event for the launch of the Z5 smartphone! It was cool and we got some unique videos for you.


XPERIA Z5 Launch Event - London - WhatGear Style

The WhatGear team were in attendance at the exclusive press event 30th September/ 2015. We got some awesome unique content from the evenings events. Check it out!

It was a fantastic event and a fantastic phone/phones. The Z5 is the world's first ever 4K screen on a mobile, and as it happens we just hit 4K subs on youtube! Big thank you to all our current and new and future subscribers. Also to AV for bringing the equipment. 

We arrived armed with a 360 camera to bring you WhatGear fans a new angle. Take a look around and how it was all going down. Click the image above to check out the #360video from inside the Getty Gallery.

After leaving the event we ran into some street performers break dancing. Which we filmed in 360 video for you guys to check out.

The WhatGear team heading back from the #SONY Xperia Z5 Launch ran into some London break dancers. So they stopped and shot a video in 360. Check it out! www.WhatGear.net

PS4 Control Colours

Check out the awesome new PS4 colours! I also heard they are launching a Gold console in the states. Anyone heard about these new colours hitting the UK shore?

The worlds first ever 2nd 'WhatGear One Minute Review' or sixty seconds...think that makes sense. Anyway check this out sony's new focus seems to focusing in on the camera features of their new smartphones. With the huge success of digital imaging equipment, why wouldn't they focus on the camera?

Check it out another SmartBand from SONY can they stand up the Fit -Bit. Is the perfect bit of kit to get you fit...or is it.. Anyway check out this WhatGear Review and let us know what you think! sonymobile.com excerpt: Keep track of it all.

VIRTUAL UMBRELLA - Interview from the VR in a BAR Event 2015

On 27th August/2015 The GamesMaster & AV Dave headed to the VR in a Bar event hosted by @VirtualUmbrella. The event brought together some of the finest minds in the VR industry together...in bar. WhatGear were there and filmed the entire event. This is a round up video of Round 2 of VR in a Bar.

So we caught up with Sean from Crytal Rift to discuss this new game. Also they had a HTC VIVE set up in a pretty confined space which was surprising to see. Check out this interview and see what you think. Big thanks to @VirtualUmbrella

The GamesMaster and AV Dave headed over to London, Dalstons Loading Bar. Where they attended an event Hosted by @VirtualUmbrella . The VR in Bar event Round 2 brought some of the finest VR exhibitors known to man together for a couple of drinks at the bar.

Snapchat introduces paid replays and selfie lenses | Stuff.co.nz

Snapchat introduces paid replays and selfie lenses | Stuff.co.nz

Now Im not the biggest SnapChatter in the world & I can't say these new features will change that. For you SnapChatters out there you might find this article interesting. What will they come up with next? Click the logo to read the full article.

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SONY's Flagship not quite ship shape or waterproof?

So I really thought that sonys plans for the Z3+ and especially the Z5 would be water tight. As it seems Sony are now falling on their sword as it were. As one of there major weapons they used to lead with has now become a weakness, and lets be honest about this. If it doesn't work probably shouldn't have mentioned it. Maybe they just weren't paying the guy that designed it enough.

Sony put out this statement on there official website:

‘Remember not to use the device underwater. If you accidentally get the device wet with non-fresh water, wash the device under a faucet.’
The site goes on to explain: ‘Sony devices that are tested for their waterproof abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 meters.

‘After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently taken out and its functions and features are tested.’

Seems there is cause for concern especially with the first sentence. Remember not to use the device underwater. Anyway it seemed a little bit gimmicky to me in the first place...but definitly useful if you accidentally dropped in the toilet by accident while trying to do two things at once. 

I reckon they should through the whole underwater thing in the toilet and throw on some solar panels. at least that would be a feature you would use everyday.

Check out the latest from Sony Xperia Z5 in classic WhatGear style. There's some really cool interesting new specs. The Z5 is shaping up to be a fantastic flagship phone....but is it cool enough for 007? watch this video and see.




The Next GOOGLE Nexus's - LEAKED - LG, Huwei

Plenty of rumours are suggesting that Google will release two new smartphones this year - and we might finally have a name for one.

Word on the street is that the next Nexus will  be called the Google Nexus 5X. Brought to you by LG, and the bigger handset by Huawei.

We could expect the release date to be around the 29th of September from the Google Play Store. That’s only a few weeks away, suggesting that an offical annoucement from Google will happen very soon. The estimated prices of the Nexus 5X could start at $399 for the base 16g model and $449 for the larger 32g model. 

These phones are particularly interesting to me, as sure the phone that can best utilize Googles software should surely be the official Google phone...right? What do you think?

XPERIA Z5 Cases leak

Yet more leaks on the iminant Xperia Z5. So you buy a super expensive high quality smartphone. The first thing you should do if you're like most people is...buy a cheap bit of plastic to attach to it! Check these out.

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Android 'Apple' Wear compatability maybe?

Appy days might be coming your way if you are the owner of apple device. Especially if you want to try on an adroid wear watch. So better watch carefully now and see what happens. Could this be a sign of a change in times for the two dominating phone platforms. 

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http://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/amazon-lets-slip-that-android-wear-will-support-ios-soon-1302903 

Amazon Launches New Underground App To Deliver Apps For FREE!

Amazon Launches New Underground App To Deliver Apps For FREE!

Amazon has announced a new Android app that contains all of the content from the normal Amazon app, but with the addition of a revamped store for Android apps and games. Amazon Underground is a new app that could see users replacing both the Amazon app as well as the Appstore in favour of the online giant's new app. One of the key features of the new app allows users to download premium apps for free. Want to know more? Here’s how it works:

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Sony's UK Division Twitter-Tease Of A "Smartphone With Greater Focus"

Sony's UK Division Twitter-Tease Of A "Smartphone With Greater Focus"

Sony has been know to match up their flagship smartphone release schedule with the Berlin's IFA trade show and this year it appears that is no exception.

Sony Xperia's UK division posted a teaser photo on Twitter on Monday "smartphone with greater focus" included was a statement saying all will become clear on Sept. 2 which is two days before the official start of the 2015 IFA

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Cortana on Android...

Cortana on Android...

When news came out that Microsoft was going to be developing Cortana for Android, I was dubious. As in, “So what?” Realistically, I just didn’t see the point. Android has a perfectly good voice assistant in Google Now – to say nothing of how awesome Now on Tap will be – so why should we care about Cortana on Android? It’ll be just another app.

But then news came out more recently thatCortana will be able to replace Google Now as the default search for Android. Whoa. Ok. Now we’re talking.

 

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