January 23, 2019

MX10 PRO TV Box (this is the Pro variant)

MX10 Pro Android Pie 9.0 TV Box Upgrade

MX10 Pro TV box equipped with an RK 3328 CPU quad-core SoC produced by Rockchip, is able to play all the video files, including 4K smoothly. The smart MX10 PRO TV Box runs under the operating system Android. The manufacturer installs the latest version, namely Android 8.1 Nougat. This gives us an intuitive interface and the ability to produce the same actions that are used to on your smartphone or tablet. MX10 PRO TV Box comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM, this is enough for daily work, viewing the video in high quality, surfing the net and entertainment. With 32GB eMMC flash memory.

November 26, 2018

HOM TOM HT70 R/W Internal Storage

Tested using 16000Mb test file size. Smaller file sizes should expect 130Mb or higher during write. The 80Mb perfomance is on the total size of 16000Mb file size it progressively slows as the file reaches the maximum size.

October 18, 2018

MTK HELIO P70 snnouncemént

GSMArena.com: MediaTek's Helio P70 coming soon with more advanced AI hardware, insiders claim - GSMArena.com news. https://www.gsmarena.com/mediateks_helio_p70_coming_soon_with_more_advanced_ai_hardware_insiders_claim-news-33784.php

October 16, 2018


Regret buying Hom Tom phones. First if they released the phone on Nougat it will be stuck on Nougat with no hope of upgrade to Oreo or anything else upgrade or downgrade. Second the non removable batteries immediately after buying you are advised to buy a spare replacement battery immediately. Dont belief the reported battery life you should discount at least 40% from their official figures. The battery capacity reported is suspect to be st best 80% of its capacity.
Thirdly the camera sucks big time unless under ideal perfect condition which is in broad daylight. Under low light condition even in your house during day time your pictures will be grainy/ noisy. I can say with 100% confidence that my very old Lenovo S939 8Mega Pixel single lens camera beats Hom Tom multi mega pixel camera hands down in any condition. It probably uses cheap China CMOS camera that goes into toy cameras The second camera lens is for bokeh only but actually 99.99% of the time is non functional or is only a fake. I tried installing 3rd party cameras for nearly 2 weeks and found the best substitute camera app is only the MX Camera. It improves the picture quality but still dont see any benefit of the second or 3rd or 4th camera unless it combines all camera pixels into one composite pictures ( just imagine 30Mp + 16Mp+16Mp+12Mp! But you will never get that in a budget phone probably on high end Apples, Samsung etc)
Avoid Hom Tom, Leago, and other China budget brand which try to con you with their impressive on paper performance data! I bought HT70 because it is based on MTK SoC and I totally avoid anything else especially Qualcomm, Huawei Kirin, or Exynos. That is my opinion.

August 21, 2018

Ulephone ROMs - Power 3/S3


Ulephone Power 3/S3

 A word of advice - dont rush into buying a Chinese phone based on their battery capacity e.g Ulephone Power 5 - 13000mAh battery capacity. Wait for a tear down review from techno savvy users. Because there are models that listed their humungous battery capacity but when actual measurement was done it shows it is hardly even 55% of the listed capacity. Most budget priced phones with "dual main camera" usually the 2nd twin lens is only a sensor and make sure the camera when specified as auto focus is actually mechanical focus and not software focus.

July 28, 2018

Dual Camera Technology


The pioneer in Dual Camera technology for mobile devices is Corephotonics located in occupied Palestine (Israel).As this technology trend advances the many Mobile phones OEM like Sony, Samsung, Apple, LG, Oppo, ets embraced this technology as their leading edge advantage over their competitor. But there is much confusion as to the design and implementation by each OEM.
It is a evolution as the various OEM each have their own objective to their implementation. Some for combined higher resolution, some for separate wide angle and portrait lens, some for 3D effect, for night vision etc. the wish list goes on and on. Some are even implementing 4 camera lenses!