Monday, March 26, 2018


iPhone X - Camera in Depth Review

Too good or Too Bad? 




Major Throwback



I remember the first time I picked up a digital camera. It was 2009 and I got this little Sanyo VPC S-60 6.0, a good point-and-shoot, and it was 6 megapixels.




Fast forward 2018. A lot of things changes, room for improvements when it comes to point and shoot cameras. 

I recently upgraded my iPhone 6s Plus to iPhone X from my mobile carrier. And I used this device as my daily driver.


New Era for Digital Product- Hello 2018


The iPhone 10 which will be forever be known as iPhone X  is the most expensive and most beautiful iPhone ever made. And this is the Apple's Anniversary Phone, 10 years ago when the first release of iPhone way back June 29, 2007.

Which one is better?

Camera. Which is which? Which is not?


The camera of iPhone X is similar to iPhone 8 plus. It has the duo lenses but the telephoto camera is different, that it has the 2.4f aperture as opposed to iPhone 8plus which is 2.8f aperture. And the lenses are now optical image stabilized to improve your photos.

More Pixel, More Quality, Mobile DSLR


The 7-megapixel camera now enables portrait mode that comes with portrait lighting.  So that you can take selfies with a blurred background - that you can mimic the Boca effect of the high-end DSLR.

It comes with an optical camera on the front that uses an array of sensors to create the effect.

Boca Effect, Portrait and Portrait Selfie- Perfect


If you're taking a selfie with more than one person,  you do need to be more careful, to make sure you're in similar plain, so that one of you is to focus on the rest of the group is out of focus. But good thing, its great for photobombers as the background will become blurred. :)

For the iPhone X- HDR or high dynamic range has already defaulted. So whatever the lighting condition is, it will automatically fix the noise picture, set the proper exposure and etc.

 Here are some of the photos that I took :

Un-edited and without a filter | Daylight Shots :


sillohuete
unedited -against the sunset | normal photo | daylight | hdr
selfie portrait mode
selfie portrait mode | daylight shot | no filter | hdr
panorama shot | daylight shot | hdr

low light shot | hdr is active | inside the metro

portrait shot | normal light | hdr
normal photo | hdr 
normal photo | hdr 



Edited with  filter | Daylight Shots :


portrait shot | normal light with a filter 


portrait shot | studio light 


Un-edited and without a filter | Night Shots :



portrait mode | normal light | without flash

normal photo | hdr is on
10x optical zoom | exposure enabled | hdr




low light shot | hdr is active


portrait mode | normal light with true tone flash 



Camera Mode Interface- How does it look like?

I took a screenshot of the camera's user interface.
Here's how it looks like:

Photo Mode

photo | 10x zoom

photo | normal mode


Video Camera Mode 




Pano Mode



Square Mode




Camera Mode Interface- How does it look like? | Portrait Mode

I took a screenshot of the camera's user interface for the portrait mode.
Here's how it looks like:



Portrait Mode | Contour Light



Portrait Mode | Stage Light Mono



Portrait Mode | Stage Light



Portrait Mode | Studio Light







Video Quality, Resolution and FPS is a MUST


I have uploaded a sample video recorded straight from the iPhone X. Without editing.
I changed the settings to the highest resolution of 4K Video with 60 frames per second.

Check the Youtube Video below:


Camera settings on your iPhone X | For your reference:

The default camera settings on your iPhone X has may not be suitable for all the environments, and therefore must be configured manually to best fit the lights and ambiance you're in.
So I took a screenshot the following setting for your guide.

For your reference on how to's guide. You can visit the Apple's website by clicking here.


Main Menu Camera Setting


From this window, you can specify which settings should remain persistent when changed and which ones should revert back to default when you exit the Camera app. The Preserve Settings window has the following options to configure:


Camera Mode

Since the iPhone X camera can be set to different modes such as Portrait, Square, Video, etc., enabling this option ensures that the last mode remains selected the next time you launch the Camera app. This option is disabled by default which takes the camera back to Photo mode when you relaunch the app.



Filtering & Lighting

As with Camera Mode, this option is also disabled by default. When enabled, your phone remembers the last filter and lighting settings you used before closing the Camera app, and you don’t have to reconfigure them the next time you launch the camera in your iPhone X.



Live Photo

Enabled by default, this option ensures that the Live Photo mode preserves its state (On or Off) upon exit. If this option is disabled, the Live Photo mode is automatically set to On when you relaunch the Camera app.




Video Resolution


This window lets you set your preferred resolution for the videos you record with your iPhone X camera. The minimum resolution you can set your camera to is 720p HD at 30 fps (frames per second), and the maximum you can go for is 4K at 60 fps. Depending on the purpose and target audience of the video, the storage capacity of your iPhone X (64 GB or 254 GB), and the duration of the video you wish to capture, you can choose your preferred recording quality.





The Record Slo-mo


The Record Slo-mo window lets you choose the resolution for the videos you record in slow-motion. The different frame rates define how slow the videos would be recorded. You can refer to the brief guide given below to pick the correct option as per your requirement.



Most Compatible

When you select this option, the videos and photos are captured in H.264 and JPEG formats respectively. Since these are the most commonly used formats for videos and images, you don’t need any third-party or conversion tool to view the files on other devices from different platforms.





Are you using an iPhone X or other iPhone devices? 
Share your thoughts below.

That's all for now and thanks for reading my blog. 
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--Ceddy


Notice: *credits to tomsguide for the information about the camera settings.
You can check there website by clicking this link.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018



Huawei Honor xSport AM61 Wireless Bluetooth Headset 



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review

Throwback-Thank you for calling...


Almost 5 years ago, I work as a technical support representative (outsource) from one of the biggest internet provider in the USA.  (It's confidential that I can't disclose the name of the company- It is listed in Fortune 500 by the way)
So my job responsibility is to make sure that all wireless internet devices  (wireless router) are working properly, preventing intermittent connection by troubleshooting or else dispatching technicians and sort of.  

Wayback that time, Wireless technology is emerging. So do the Wireless Fidelity known as "Wifi".
Believe it or not, the future of wireless is even more mind-boggling now. As this 2018, a lot of futuristic technologies are emerging.
We’re rapidly becoming a world in which you can’t disconnect, listening to music unwired via Bluetooth, using our smartphones and tablets to communicate on the other side of the world. Truly a world where the internet links practically everything around us, just like electricity did in the 20th century.

Did I mention about listening to music wirelessly?
uhm... Yeah, I think so.

In this article, I'm going to unbox the Huawei Honor xSport AM61 Wireless Bluetooth Headset.
This is the latest addition to there wireless headphones family.

So without further ado. Here we go.


Huawei Honor xSport AM61

Front Box


Here's the front box of the device. Its just plain basic information and how does the Bluetooth headphones look like if you wear it around your neck. And sort of icons down. Bluetooth version is 4.0 which means, it's compatible with all the latest devices from pc to smartphone.



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
front box of the Huawei Bluetooth Headphone (black version)


Hello from the other side...


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
on the other side of the box 

On the other side of the box, it show's whats inside of the box.
Such as the small case for the headphone, several shark-fin ear-wing types of earbuds, and the Micro USB charging cable. Very informative, knowing that other of its competitor doesn't provide these  fyi's .




Side by side is a must


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
hello from the other side..

On another side, it shows the three choices of the headphone. Black, Red, and Blue.
Currently, I'm unboxing both the black and blue version.
And this headphone is compatible with the following: from pc, tablet, smartphone, and smartwatch.



Product Specifications

Other product specifications can be found at the back portion.
Such as TRA Authorization No. (Applicable in UAE only)
And other languages translated such as French.



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
the back portion (im bringing sexy back)



Color Comparison- which looks better?



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
The Blue Version 




Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
The Black Version

Huawei-  Warranty 1 Year


All Huawei headphones come with a 1-year warranty. See that yellow card? That is the warranty card.

Black Version or the Blue Version? You decide



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Blue Version




Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Black Version

First impressions last. Yep. With the case.

I was very impressed with how they packed the product in one small box.
See that case?  Whats inside? I was wondering too. It reminds me the casing of my external hardrive, minus the size.



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Case for earbuds and or headphone


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
The case comes with the Micro USB charging cable and the 3 earbuds


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
shark-fin ear-wing types of earbuds




Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
It comes with 3 sizes of earbuds from small to x-large




Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Warranty Booklet and other documentation



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Warranty Booklet and other documentation located at the bottom of the housing


Pretty tidy yet so so plain basic


Huawei makes sure that everything is kept in one place. So they kept the earbuds and the cable charger in one. Nice try Huawei.



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Inside the case


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Inside the case
Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
shark-fin ear-wing types of earbuds






Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
The Blue Version


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
The Black Version


Close Up View- Hot or Not?



Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Black Version- Close Up


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Huawei Brand embossed on the headphones controller


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
Led light - blue for turned on and red for turned off


Huawei Sport Bluetooth Headphones Lite AM61 Unboxing Review
General information about the headphone

Huawei didn't specify if this headphone is water resistant or waterproof. 

I will use this headphone as my daily driver and well see after a month.

I will update this blog as soon as possible

Thanks for reading this unboxing review.

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--Ceddy




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