Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LG G5 VS Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are both the hottest phones recently. If you are finding a new phone or want to change a new one, check it here and make a proper choice. Nowadays the competition among handset manufacturers is becoming much more fierce, so every handset maker focuses on innovation. Here we will check their pros and cons in some aspects.


The Samsung Galaxy S7 is just about the same size as Samsung Galaxy S6. It's a little bit heavier than S6, because you can hardly notice it. Its corners are still rounded in the same manner as before.
The biggest difference is that the backside has picked up the same sort of curves that we enjoyed on the much larger Galaxy Note 5. So it's more comfortable to hold. All in all, it's a really good feeling to hold it. The S7 is really an extension of the S6 and Note 5. It carries on the advantages of the previous ones and improves according to the customers needs.

When LG G5 first came out, it certainly made itself the first phone with modular capabilities. This ability to swap out and customize certain hardware parts has been a longtime fantasy for many mobile users. You can upgrade certain components that are important to you or just fit a certain need. For example, you may want to swap out your handset's stock lens for a fisheye or macro lens, and G5 can easily satisfy you.
To use the function, you need to push the small button on its left edge. The bottom of the G5 will pop out, allowing you to pull out the attachment from the battery, clip the battery into the new module and push it all back together. The handset will power down each time you swap something out because of the attachment of the battery and the bezel. This isn't a big deal, but it takes time to restart the phone after a switch, so it can be a power drain if you swap often throughout the day .

The Galaxy S7 is running Android 6.0.1, which is the newest version of Android available at the time the S7 is released. Samsung's KNOX service is in use and of course very useful to allow you to keep your personal information completely divided from your work data. Moreover the Galaxy S7 is encrypted, which is increasingly important.  
One good news is that Samsung's user interface customization is about as good as they've ever been. If you want to move something around while the UI moves too fast , then you can move apps off the home screen and add folders as you want. You can rearrange the app drawer alphabetically. Samsung still has a one-hand mode, supporting multi-windows with two apps at the same time.

For its software, the LG G5 also runs Android 6.0.1. LG has made its own UI again. What might be a little confusing is that there is no App Drawer. But this can be reintegrated with the LG Home Launcher 4.0 found in LG Smart World.
Luckily, there is an always-on display. Like the Galaxy S7, the screen continuously displays the time, date and any missed notifications on the display, even when the handset is sleeping. However, it's limited while compared to this feature of Samsung. With the Galaxy S7 you can choose different clock faces and there's an option of monthly calendar. However, G5s always-on text is visible in sunlight because it's not as bright as on the S7.

Samsung has changed a little bit in the Galaxy S7. On one hand there aren't really any gimmicks here, because there is no second lens or anything. There's just one on the back smacking in the middle of the phone and one usual sort of selfie shooter on the front.  
But the rear camera now uses a 12-megapixel sensor- down from the 16MP sensor in the previous phones. But the sensor itself has larger individual pixels- 1.4 microns, up from the previous 1.12 microns. Larger pixels mean more light, which allows you to get better pictures and better shots even in low light.

The G5 has two cameras on the back: a 16-megapixel camera with a standard 78-degree wide lens and an 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle, 135-degree lens. The wider lens makes you capture more space within each frame.
To take advantage of the dual cameras, LG adds two software features: "Popout," which superimposes an image from the standard lens on top of the wide-angle lens' view with a few effects; multiview arranges images taken from all cameras (including the 8-megapixel front-facing camera) into instant collages.

Compared to the camera on the Galaxy S7, the G5 takes just a bit longer to focus, but not too much. Photos taken by S7 also has deeper and richer colors, while pictures on the G5 look a bit darker.

LG G5s battery power is a shortcoming, since other 2016 flagships use bigger units. The Galaxy S7 uses a battery with 3000 mAh, while the LG G5 has only a 2800 mAh battery. In AnTuTu Battery Test, the LG G5 is no surprise behind the Samsung Galaxy S7. Also let's do not forget that the G5 has a removable battery while its competitors do not have.

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The reviews above may not be so detailed for you to make a choice, but you can have a general look at the two popular handsets. We are willing to offer other related information about the Android phones. If you want help, you can just comment below that we will check regularly.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Top 5 Solutions to Backup Android Contacts

Nowadays many phone users prefer to make a Plan B  for their important phone data like contacts, text messages or photos. Here we focus on contacts backup on Android. You can follow this article if you have the same situation with Jack:

Any ways to backup contacts? I change a new phone and I wanna back up my contacts, because I dont want to lose my important phone data like before.

Dont worry if you want to know how to backup your contacts on Android. Today we will provide 5 best ways for you.

Top 1: Backup Android Contacts to Google Account 
1. Go to your phone settings> add account> Google> existing or new to sign in.
2. Click OK to add Google account on your Android.
3. Choose Contacts> click the menu button> select Move device contacts to> choose back up your Android contacts to Google.
4. Sign in your Gmail account on computer> hit the drop-down list of Gmail> select Contacts to view your backup as a vCard file.

Top 2: Backup Android Contacts to SD Card/ USB Storage
1. Hit Contacts on your Android and choose Manage contacts.
2. Select export contacts to SD card or USB storage and press OK to confirm.
3. Open the file manager on your Android to view your contacts in vCard file.
4. Transfer this file to PC or other storage via USB cable.

Top 3: Backup Contacts from Android to PC/Mac with Yolisoft Phone Data Transfer
This tool allows you to quickly backup or transfer your contacts, messages, photos, videos or other phone data to PC, and it also supports to print out your contacts after the backup.

1. Run this software and connect your Android to PC via USB cable.
2. Enable the USB debugging and choose Backup Your Phone.
3. Select Contacts and click Start Transfer. Click open the output folder now to view the backup.

Top 4: Transfer Android Contacts to SD Card with Super Backup App

This app specializes in backing up contacts. Your contacts will be backed up on SD card so they can be quickly restored if your phone is rooted.  
1. Install this app through Google Play.
2. Select Contacts and press BACKUP.
3. Edit your Backup Path  in your phone settings.
4. Choose App Auto Backup in settings to ensure the regular backup.

Top 5: Save Android Contacts with 123 Contact Backup App 

1. Download the app from Google Play, run it and choose what types of contacts you want to backup.
2. Select your backups format- CSV (for Outlook import) or Text (human readable) and enter your email address.
3. Hit the Back Up button to finish.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

How to Backup and Restore Kik Messages on Android

Kik is a popular instant messenger and you can use it to send messages, photos, videos and other data just after registering a user name. Users may lose their messages, photos or other contents on Kik because of accidental deletion, software upgrade or other reasons. For example:

Is there any way to get my Kik messages back from my Android phone? I didnt mean to delete them and I need them back!

If you encounter with the similar problem, dont worry about that. Follow the instructions below and it will help to backup and recover Kik messages on your Android.

Part 1. Ways to Recover Deleted Kik Messages on Android
Part 2. Ways to Backup Your Kik Messages on Android

Part 1. Ways to Recover Deleted Kik Messages on Android
Option 1: Get Kik Messages back from Your Friends
This way contains no technical skills. It cannot get your Kik messages back to your Kik Messenger app. It just helps you review the chat history in texts or screenshots. 

It is quite possible that your friends still have the chatting history with you, so you can ask them them to send the conversations or screen shots of the chat to you. However, if they lose their Kik messages at the same time, you need try the second method.  

Option 2: Restore Kik Messages on Android with GT Recovery
GT Recovery is an app allows you to retrieve Kik messages to your Kik app. Before you install this software, you need to root your Android phone to ensure the steps can go smoothly.

1. Search GT Recovery in Google Play, choose GT Recovery- Undelete, Restore to install.
2. Open the app and select Recover Kik from Recover File to start scanning.
3. Retrieve the recoverable Kik messages once the scanning finished.

Part 2. Ways to Backup Your Kik Messages on Android
Option 1: Backup Kik Messages by Kik Itself
Kik will "auto-save" the last 600 of your messages in a conversation for at most 48 hours and 200 of your messages that exist for more than two days. Here the messages mean both sent messages and received messages. If this doesn't satisfy your need, you can try the second way.

Option 2: Backup Kik Messages by Backuptrans Android Kik Transfer
This is a way that can backup your Kik messages from Android to computer and no root is required.  

1. Run this software, connect your Android phone to PC, and enable the USB debugging.
2. Push the Back up my data button without entering password and click OK to continue, then view the Kik messages on this software.
3. Right click your Android in Devices list and then choose "Backup Messages" to a destination on your computer. This will backup all your Kik messages.

1. This software will backup only Kik messages on your Android phone.
2. Skip the second step if your Android is rooted.
3. In the third step, if you dont need to backup all the Kik messages, you can right click the specific contact and choose Backup Messages with this Contact.  

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