Jan 102017

Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

Characteristics of foreign media played a rich and wayward, iFixit using Smart Keyboard with iPad Pro just get dismantled, after dismantling machine concluded that bad just to buy a new one, this thing is beyond repair … Here with us to see.

Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

To, first, lay down, in the “operating table” good uncle to solve (remove) profile (solution) for you.

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Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

Find a corner to start along the slit ripped flannel material covered

Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

Tear off outer flannel material later, you can pull the individual keys. Button inside the structure are similar to enlarge mobile phone keypad, reliability can be guaranteed.

Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

Then, using a guitar pick from the keyboard slot Insert, separate upper and lower keyboard Panel

Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

Pry open the keyboard up and down after the Panel, keyboard keys can be directly down, keys are keyboard two layers fixed up.

Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

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Smart protection cloth torn on the Keyboard look like when that looks like old rags …

Smart Keyboard iPadPro keyboard disassemble broken for the new fix!

Dismantling of family, advise people to take good care of your Smart Keyboard, was broken, it has almost no possibility of repair and dismantling of recovery.

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Jan 062017


OPPO insiders recently revealed a new mystery machine, allegedly following a OPPO find5 Ulike series new U2. virtual reality VR case

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Ulike U2 reportedly will adopt front-rear-mounted 5 million pixels 8 million pixels camera, ultra thin border design.


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Dec 222016

Apple Watch 55% is deprecated because in less than two weeks is really the

Although Apple did not disclose Apple Watch specific sales figures, but published abroad and research company Wristly have been doing surveys and studies of third parties. In a survey in July, Apple Watch beyond the time when the first generation iPhone and iPad, get satisfaction 97%. In the October survey, with 83% Apple Watch users said their health had a positive change.

Apple Watch 55% is deprecated because in less than two weeks is really the

Apple Watch satisfaction survey

Apple Watch 55% is deprecated because in less than two weeks is really the

Apple Watch investigation of effect on health

Although not highly scientific and technological circles to Apple Watch (watch evaluations were not in fact), but these findings are quite positive. The latest poll is not so optimistic.

Apple Watch 55% is deprecated because in less than two weeks is really the

Wristly a new survey was done in November, 340 user samples were collected. Results 55% of Apple users Watch, wears two weeks after Apple table is no longer wearing, most exaggerated is a 17% who wore a few days not wearing. Disney iPhone case


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Discard Apple Watch user, 63% said the most important reason is that it “no egg” the second reason is that it’s too restrictive, the third reason is that it is too slow. And we always thought to be the biggest problem of battery life, but only ranked fourth. Users and 41% table 1-2 a full range of Apple, there is not much affected. Disney iPhone 6 Case

Apple Watch good polls from bad, only after a half year or so. The first poll defeat Apple Watch iPhone and iPad, they open up a new era of products, this gap somewhat.

But given the huge number of fruit powder, even if the original Apple Watch experience also has a lot of problems, but it will still sell. FBR Analyst expects Apple Watch 2015 sales will reach 12 million, easily defeats the whole Android Wear series.

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Dec 102016

Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report

Hammer Smartisan T2 is very controversial machine, plus numerous hammer of hammer powder black and Navy, made it hard for ordinary users on the machine itself has a clear understanding, so I hope this evaluation to show complete Smartisan T2.

The evaluation report, in addition to the regular screen, performance, photo, sound quality and battery life, but we focus on appearance and Smartisan OS Smartisan T2 as a selling point for analysis.


144.55*70.84*7.53 mm, 146g

4.95 inches 1080P screen @445PPI

Xiao long 808 (MSM8992) +3GB +16GB/32 GB Emmc5.0 memory storage

2670mAh battery, do not support TF card expansion

Front 5 million pixel camera, post 13 million pixels camera optical image stabilization, f/2.0 aperture

Nano-SIM a single card, netcom

Support the NFC, but there is no fingerprinting and fast charge 

16GB 2499 Yuan, 32GB2599 Yuan

Appearance and workmanship

Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report
Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report
Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report

T2 black tray packaging, accessories, including Chargers, power cord, instruction manual and check card PIN.

Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report
Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report

Left nuts phone packaging, T2 on the right packaging

T2 packages and low-order nuts almost the same, just change the label, and change color to black.

Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report

Charger also for 5V1.5A specifications do not support the fast charge. For a starting price 2499 Yuan Chinese mobile phone, which is not too kind, it’s no wonder many media have criticized the T2 to nuts like mobile phone accessories clearance inventory.

Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report
Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report

Two generations of hammer, the look of the phone is not much different, the same is a tribute to iPhone4 sandwich design, main changes concentrated in the metal frame and 2.5D glass. Brow Chin is wide, wide screen black out, its metal frame also be thicker than other phone, causing it to become minority and iPhone screen than Android phones.

Feelings of contradictory body, hammer Smartisan T2 evaluation report

Officials said it will not have a white version, plus glass of fingerprint features, T2 also dubbed the fingerprints but did not identify the cell phone. Virgo may stand, but this heart of users did not feel much discomfort.

Forehead is the camera on the left side, right side of the receiver combines the light sensor/distance, simple configuration let loose on his forehead is very empty.

Chin about entity keys larger Phantom, pressing slightly stiff feel. Users to reflect, and hands of the machines, three buttons have a slight texture difference, although has little effect on use, but be prepared before buying.

Metal patch between the camera and the Middle logo just below the glass, inside English printed logo at the bottom. 2.5D’s really very beautiful, but very slippery, be careful when sliding on the desktop.

 Top noise-reducing microphone and headphone jack.

Symmetric mesh at the bottom on the left is the microphone on the right speaker, did not follow mainstream flagship Type-C interface.

Symmetrically arranged around the volume and brightness keys.

SIM card slot hidden underneath the volume keys, Cato’s design simple and compact, built-in spring allows greater tolerance and volume button stay compact. Slot key virtual-even smaller than the buttons on the left, some netizens left and right volume keys feel and tension, but we got the machine is very similar, perhaps the differences between batches.

Worth noting is that high requirements of card slots for SIM cards, author two pieces cut into nano-SIM their own telecom card size has a unrecognized, users to be aware of when buying and using it.

Metal frame with no breakpoints scrub particles is very large, matte effect is obvious, slightly curved.

Falling from the scar, coated relatively thick, painted less risky. Metal and glass directly after, works very well, there is no common “plastic gasket”, structure and visually simple and capable than the previous generation’s a lot, but when any broken screens higher risk.

T2 and T1 for the 5-inch screen, thickness and weight reduction, aspect slightly increased because of the metal rim to join (T1-141×67.74×8.23mm,167g;T2-144.55*70.84*7.53 mm,146g). Significantly lighter in weight and smaller body and thick matte metal frame, let it handshake has improved significantly.

One-hand operation seriously lower the center of gravity, more careful flying out

T2 design and workmanship have places worthy of praise. Really to find fault, borders is a Happy Valley, wide jaw and wide forehead, Chin button is the author of the entity in the eyes of most look and feel failure:

Button destroyed the front of an entity simple and beautiful, prone to filth;

Was swallowed up in the home key the power key features, life is even more obvious on the subject of;

Touch screens, and the entity key used to be strongly divided;

Entity keys pressed the need for greater efforts and as slippery as SOAP-the pros and cons of glass, one-handed operation to the attention;

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Appearance and size comparison

Left nut of a 5.5-inch screen phone, right Smartisan T2

Millet 4,Smartisan T2 with 5-inch screen, millet 4C

5.5-inch MX5,Smartisan T2,5.5 inch screen of red rice Note2

4.7-inch screen of the iPhone Samsung S6 6s,Smartisan T2,5.1-inch screen edge


Brightness tests

Color field tests

Screen color contrast, left for iPhone 6s, right Smartisan T2

T1 and T2 screen in line with sharp on the supply of 4.95 inches 1080P IPS screen, 445PPI. Apart from the protective glass is thick, slightly affected the screen fitting effect, overall good performance of the screen:

Maximum brightness and backlight uniformity performance: up to 501 nits brightness, and edges between 479-493 nits brightness;

Cooler color temperatures significantly: default mode, color temperature fluctuated between 9900K;

Performance: average Delta e was 1.61, highest value of 5.87, minimum value of 0.48. In contrast, iPhone Delta e 6s 1.09,Galaxy S6 base mode to 1.6.


T2 uses Xiao long 808 1080P screen options configuration for performance are not flagship, but in balance. Xiao long 808 codename MSM8992,CPU some dual core A57@1.82GHz+4 core A53@1.44GHz,GPU of Adreno 418@600MHz (official website of nominal rather than a hammer, 625MHz). 3GB LPDDR3@933MHz 16GB/32 GB Emmc5.0 storage and memory (does not support TF card extend) is mainstream.

Using the same odd cool cell phone carrying Xiao long 808 flagship, millet, 4C, LG G4, as well as with a Exynos7420 Note5, letv Mobile 1 carrying Xiao long 810 Pro, incorporates Xiao long Note 801 of the millet as a performance comparison:

CPU computing power test


GPU graphics performance tests


Flash continuous read/write speed test (large games and apps load faster)

Overall, the hammer Smartisan T2 performance is normal Xiao long 808 performances, and also carry Xiao long 808 odd cool phone flagship, millet, 4C, LG G4 mutual victory. Overall performance was stronger than the previous generation of Xiao long 801, weaker than contemporary flagship Xiao long 810 and Exynos7420. Although not a true flagship level, but have enough and to spare the daily performance.


Camera interface: Smartisan T2 camera app wants to provide pick up photography experience. Minimalist interface and functions, including HDR/, landscape/panorama mode, set (pictured middle) only 10, which also includes QR code and business card scanning.

Photo experience: machine frame and smooth, light meter appear normal, slightly slower image speed, but T2 did not phase the focus function. Speed during the day compared to now has thousands of phase focusing also has certain disadvantages; low light focusing difficult, the bellows is quite severe, fortunately, the final piece rate or higher.

Parameters: Smartisan T2 with its 13 million megapixel rear camera, support for optical image stabilization, f/2.0 aperture. Officials did not release the sensor model, but its predecessor is the Sony IMX214 and phase focusing is not supported, so Smartisan T2 may be IMX214 on the basis of optical image stabilization.

Forecast: IMX214 common configuration was made flagship of the previous year, and vivo Xshot, Moto Nexus6, some models are equipped with an additional optical image stabilization. The sensor itself is 1/3.06 inches, size 1.12 μ m per pixel, which arranged and RGBW IMX278, IMX234/240 and 16 million pixels of the same size.

Compare objects: using the previous year’s flagship Nexus6 and this year’s domestic flagship and 2 compare, the former is the optical image stabilization IMX214 (most likely and T2), which is the same as the 13 million pixels of OV 13860, sensor size 1/2.6-inch, single-pixel size 1.3 μ m.

White balance

Selected scene 1

Selected scene 2

Selected scene 6

Analysis of the day

Scenario 1 the Central amplifier

Scenario 1 below the Central amplifier

Scenario 2 the Central amplifier

Scene 3 the Central amplifier

Scene 4 the Central amplifier

Scene 5 the Central amplifier

Analysis of weak light

Scene 6 the Central amplifier

Scenario 6 right of Center amplifier

Scene 7 above the Center amplifier

Scene 8 the Central amplifier

Light meter: slightly darker day; metering light under low light, brighter than the naked eye can see;

White balance: Smartisan T2 appears very obvious and serious blue, gray object is obvious, and Red objects have color directly, something that many thousands of machines may not be a problem;

Day critical eye and noise control: better than the previous generation flagship Nexus 6, but this generation’s flagship one-and 2 also had significant gaps;

Analysis of weak light and noise control: noise control than the previous generation flagship Nexus 6 good, but critical eye than the latter, and a 2 gap is more evident.

Overall, Smartisan T2 photographed quite satisfactory. Day and noise control is good, but low light performance was not up to the best generation of flagship with optical image stabilization. In addition, white balance appears to be very serious of blue, very real perception, which I hope the Administration can fix this problem as soon as possible.

Sound quality

Smartisan T2 for left and right channels on a Texas Instruments OPA1612 operational amplifier chips (T1 OPA2604), but still did not carry independent DAC chip.

As compensation, Smartisan OS built-in Dirac HD Sound filtering digital signal processing technology, systems built for some headphones special tuning of acoustic models, the transient response and sound frequency/dye for software modification, hoping to maximize headphones/speakers at full blast.

Test your system’s built-in mixing Apple EarPods, the actual effect is unfortunately. Smartisan T2 dual op-amp, although very clear thrust bonus thrust than the average cell phone a lot better, but millet and vivo series, Note, PRO5 independent DAC chip mobile phones have very obvious gap. If the headset is not in tune, the gap or even one ear can distinguish.

Battery life and heat

Smartisan T2 batteries 2670mAh for half an hour game power 18%, half an hour Internet browsing 6%. Performance is not good, 2670mAh Xiao long battery 808 and 5-inch screen is indeed a bit difficult.

App startup in the background, open WiFi SIM card, 8 hours of standby power 4%, card sets up mobile data and WiFi,8 hours of standby power 8%, standby power is high. Overall battery life performance poor, daily use recommended standing mobile power.

Original charger, Meizu and Anker fast charge charging function test

Smartisan T2 charging speed is a serious weakness. Except there is no fast charge in addition to 5V/1.5A the original charger or even only in a 5.1V/1.3A power run, charging machines even 4 years ago. In addition, the tragedy is that third-party and other brands of fast charge failed to provide charging power of more than 5.1V/1.2A … …

Machine 0-100% charging time 2 hours and 38 minutes, even on a low-end machine, the result is also quite ugly, and flagship location Smartisan T2 has a huge gap.


Run NBA2K15 after half an hour, positive temperatures appears to the left three entity keys, as 44.8 degrees; maximum temperature appears under volume key on the back near the 44.3 degrees. Fast glass and metal materials and heat transfer, real feel temperature between hands and hot, but temperature control is very good.


Smartisan OS as early as March 27, 2013 (earlier known as hammer ROM), opening in June of the same year to download, and the purest Smartisan OS until the hammer T1 and nuts phone release. Smartisan T2, Smartisan version number of the OS has been updated to 2.5.

Evaluation of polarization of the different users of the system very seriously, likes to say that it features warm and practical, people who hate it think it is a real “old ROM”. After 2 years of development, it has no black hammer that garbage, but certainly not as magical as hammers fans to use.

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/It is the hammer nut series cell phones the most important selling points, not one, so this evaluation using the maximum space to restore a real Smartisan OS.

The system UI and logic

Lock screen, desktop, settings pages

Notifications, the notification bar shortcut buttons, more tasks page

Smartisan OS to be materialized and the animation is known for its rich and delicate. System has a lot of iOS6 to the new benchmark year to be materialized reference places: grey white interface multitasking interface, double-click the home button to call out and the left side of the music players, familiar faces browser layout and styling notes, and so on.

This system from logical operation, and peer not the same:

Android three Donkey Kong are entity keys;

Double-click the home button as Manager;

Retain key, global call out the drop down bar. Because key used lower frequencies, and everyone has a habit of men to pull, so the buttons usually rarely used;

Apart from the volume keys on the right side, there is brightness up/down key on the left side, can achieve card screen song, quickly open applications and other useful senior operations.

System functions and details

9 squares desktop is one of the most complex parts of the system, even features heyday MIUI, desktop features, it may not be so fine:

Large number of repaints and an infinite number of details to be icons and animation;

Using the concept of pages instead of the folder;

In the 36 squares (or more) quickly switch below the Palace can open applications;

Applications can be automatically arranged according to the icon color;

Screen scanning angle, corner labels hide, hide the desktop and so on.

Worth noting is that although official launched hammer desktop app, but hammer the phone is unable to replace third-party desktop, at least before the root cannot. If you like the machine hardware but don’t like the desktop user, buyer need to pay attention to it before.


Screen capture function, alarm clock, horizontal-displayed when you shoot the camera

To be materialized, calendar notes, the same to be the materialization of the timer

A weather app, you can read the page, had him record recorder, interface of traditional music players

Details of the functions of the system a lot:

System comes with thumb drop-down hover;

Comes with a ScreenCap, rolling screen, framing and doodling function;

/GIF video clips in the Gallery;

SMS send delay, recorder management records;

Horizontal pictures will show which direction is up, bring your own QR code and business card scanning;

Flashlight will adjust light sensor, in case of a mistake in his pocket flashlight;

Each alarm can be seen from the Bell of time;

The new remote assistance is simple to use, picture and sound and smooth under the WiFi, mobile phones can be used but only a hammer. Specific details, you can view the videos before we get started (5:40 start)

Although there are many small innovations, but the system will feel a sense of endearingly. Many applications feature specially enhanced, but still have a lot to catch up on the basis of functionality, such as:

Weather temperature curves;

Cannot control the alarm volume;

Notification bar shortcut button cannot be customized;

Unable to slide the switch to inform the notification bar, and shortcut button interface;

No harassment of interception.


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In addition there are a lot of details like products:

Home essential startup control is not only deep, the normal user does not find. Default shield in addition to Twitter app for almost all applications, third party kill alarm clock and calendar are the background, does not work do not know how to save them;

22 there is no file in the application manager;

When you play songs in the background, the notification bar has no control buttons; third-party player songs was also collapsed by default the shortcut button;

So called change desktop themes, actually just changed the desktop background … …

Multitasking interface application installed each page as a separate task to yourself disappear after loading;

Setup, and then press return, will be forced to return the desktop;

Speech Assistant utility is still very low, is forced out in the notification bar, and music;

Built-in alarm clock application the animation is too much and too bulky, open always wait 1 and 2 seconds to load them;

Alarm clock alarm clock cannot be directly edited the list, the timer can only be precise to the minute and just 1 hours. Victorias Secret Case


Specific can’t stand is one of the best sets of lists: level set the incredibly long, arranged chaos; automatically rotates the screen and ridiculously low use frequency of language line (looking at lots of flags, but only the simplified Chinese, English, Japan and South Korea all 5).

Except I don’t like too much to be materialized, cable at regular intervals of nine squares desktop and icons are huge, also some personal preferences, but not too endearing mandatory. Of course, like these from person to person:

Essence as Android desktop Desktop plug-in function is cancelled, no clock and weather plug-in;

Cannot replace the real subject;

Turn out the pictures, choose no resolution;

Desktop wallpapers are forcibly fuzzy except unlock instantly, look down to the basic wallpapers

Contrast millet, Meizu, VIVO, OPPO, old manufacturers such as Jin, hammer system iteration and personnel investment is still too small. Remove set menu, in addition to internal logic has not been fully consolidated, even where there are still contradictions. For example as a label of simple and easy to use system, why are there double click Home button, two-finger zoom the desktop, dock bar sliding, ultra-discreet startup management so much hidden/hidden feature? Extra entity key sequences have a lot of games, but these are things that this simple principle and breached.


On a conventional Flash read/write tests in a row, Smartisan T2 has a good performance, but in random read/write tests of great influence on the user experience, its performance than previous generation flagship models.

In random write speed users to collect statistics, Smartisan T2 the bottom level (left 3 is on our test machines), well below the LG carries the same SoC G4, not any better than T1. Directly related to the performance and system optimization, System occasionally appear in the actual use of unknown Caton, and likely the worst scores.


In addition, Smartisan OS has a special-run optimization, partial run after the software has been detected, the system will automatically lock into a single core low frequency. In the course of practice runs, screen lock will jam the machine bug, after rebooting the system will get stuck in negative mode, you need to re-enter the app manually quit before running “antidote”. To prevent users from running and deliberately make a blacklist run, although not of any real use to the user, and occasionally cause trouble, but this is a hammer “bigoted” an important … …

Xiao long 808+3G of memory, the concerns are without any fluency, but occasional Cottonwood hammer system, multitasking interface animation frames, heavy loads, such as the alarm clock application issues. In addition, the most frequently used home and return the key of the entity, down a fraction of a second delay, it’s hard to get people to use the flagship machine the dripping.

Coupled with the slow gorgeous preset animation, how could not make it, and “fast” linked to the word. Real flagship speed used, or familiar with Smartphone users, don’t speed too much hope on this system.

In conclusion, this is a rich personal preferences (old team) feature of the system, many applications have a very special and intimate improvements, overall ease of use is higher. But there are a number of features to be added is missing, makes people feel whole functions planning has not completed, mixed with many advanced features. Fluency can actually, but speed and his flagship with at arm’s length.


Conclusion of this evaluation is summarized below, you can weight according to the needs of the project, hoping for T2 interested readers to have a rough idea of the cognitive:

Accessories and packing: almost follows the packaging of low-end machines in nuts and accessories, charger power is too low, not too kind;

Appearance: its design and workmanship worthy of praise, but additional entity keys are less useful;

Screen: this is in addition to a high color temperature, brightness and color performance is quite good, such as 1080P screen;

Performance: although not a true flagship, but the performance is fully covered;

System: from UI to features are very unique, but MIUI custom ROM, Flyme,funtouch OS and other domestic manufacturers, and overall ease of use and fluency is no advantage.

Photo: the normal levels of performance to catch up with a generation of flagship, flagship this year and there is still some distance;

Sound quality: thrust and software tuning, performed significantly better than ordinary phones, but have independent DAC phone also lags;

Battery life and heat: the battery performance, no fast charge and charging of worrying, these two are more serious shortcomings, but the fever bad.

Price: one of Xiao long 808,1080P screen, Middle photo, battery life is not very good, and there is no fast charge and fingerprint identification machines, 2499 starting price is really high … …

On the machine’s personal thoughts

May be because the company is small or fate, keeps the hammer and a real flagship for a gap. Just fill metal counterparts a year ago on the fuselage, optical image stabilization, and Netcom, other flagships, and even low-end machines universal fingerprint identification and rapid filling, which unfortunately will have to wait next year T3 make up.

Obviously, this is a cell phone, but paranoia designs no, looks is another question. Smartisan OS to use one or two always makes you smile, this is a complex contradiction, obdurate features many small innovations, design and function are more advanced and simple functionality mixed together.

But the younger users may feel a sense of endearingly, due cause, perhaps because it was old for his and his engineers to tailor system, and normal users have the need/cognitive access. After into the idea, the Markdown syntax notes, various shortcut key operation, management of tape recorders, Geek n squares desktop features appear more natural.

Extends to appearance, why should the pros and cons of glass? Why 5-inch screen? Why the huge icon? The answers to these questions, perhaps just old personal preferences, and he happened to be a man is not high, not quite middle-aged fat presbyopia.

Smartisan configuration of the T2 and experience, in 2500 and following, have far too many opponents can be selected. Smartisan feelings of T2 is also one needs to make up the difference machine. But for the industry, a vendor is always good, as a consumer, one more choice is always good. Although the author does not, nor does it suggest that you buy a T2, but the next generation will also have to look forward to.


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Oct 312016

Last year, owned by Apple for Mac except the Mac Mini has been upgraded, new Haswell processors and faster SSD, while poor Mini until this year, ushered in a routine upgrade only, and released on a Mini, two years have passed, and Mini upgrades, is unsatisfactory feeling.

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

Stands, currently Mini of beggars version price for 499 dollars, and if you except loaded forced zhiwai for computer of processing performance also somewhat needs words, price for 699 dollars of well-off version will good some, and we this times evaluation of this paragraph is is well-off version, but we matching has a 1TB of mixed drive (Fusion Drive), price for 899 dollars, for is is rich didn’t to spent of people, Apple also prepared has price for 999 dollars of local version.

Those things that did not change:

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

1th, the “new” Mini and old basic in appearance, simple and flat aluminium alloy shell with edge at right angles, and at best say it is classic. There is a small white LED and an infrared receiver, side-no interface, on the back of separate black plastic plates on the cooling fan and the interface, and the settings for these interfaces is similar to old and (positive simply can’t see it).

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

New of Mini abandon has FireWire 800 interface, this old interface now was second a Thunderbolt 2 interface by instead of, and other of interface including Ethernet interface, and HDMI, and four a USB 3.0 interface, and SD card reader and audio entered output interface, for those complained Apple put all interface are put in back of people, Apple this attitude obviously is “wrong of not I is you of using habits” (above for old paragraph, below for new).

In terms of volume and weight, new Mini, and exactly the same old, if you want a lighter Mini, so long at ease and so on and so on.

Rose level:

Broadwell of Intel architecture processors delay means the new Mini performance upgrades and 2013 of the Mac family, in a small iron box is no surprise, new Haswell CPU instead of the Ivy Bridge CPU, upgrade the processor and GPU performance while reducing power consumption, 802.11ac Wi-Fi module also means that the maximum theoretical connection speeds of up to 1.3Gbps, the rate is about three times the 2012 Mini.

Transmission speed up to 20Gbps of Thunderbolt 2, the built-in DisplayPort 1.2 specification also makes the new Mini 30Hz 4K display output, HDMI port you can output in 30Hz 3840×2160 or 24Hz 4096×2160 picture 60Hz 4K output, is absent because of GPU performance constraints.

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

In other of upgrade project among most worth concern of is new GPU and new of storage speed has, 2012 paragraph of Mini using has Intel of HD4000, and 2014 paragraph of GPU is will according to you purchase what version of Mini different, 499 knife of beggars version with of is HD5000,699 knife and 999 knife of well-off version and local version with of GPU is is Iris 5100, this paragraph CPU in performance aspects than 13 inch of RMBP Shang of GPU also strong little , And Iris Pro 5200 difference, 5100 does not have dedicated eDRAM, limited performance, but in terms of performance, a price must be right.

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review
2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

New GPU will not let the Mini became a qualified game machines, based on our test results, Iris 5100 in the t-Rex tests, grades higher than HD4000 98%,CineBench tests, raised by 45%. For more demanding tests in Manhattan, 5100 also has improved, but relative to the t-Rex upgrade Manhattan performance upgrade is much less, so the experience improvement program that runs on top of.

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

Storage performance aspects, new of PCI-Express SSD compared original of SATA III has has obviously of upgrade, we to 2012 paragraph of Mini and 2014 paragraph of Mini are loaded Shang has Samsung of 128GB SSD zhihou for test, new of Mini of writes speed upgrade has 48%, read speed is upgrade has 62.2%, but specific of speed aspects each Taiwan machine Zhijian will has differences, because Apple of SSD suppliers is has several home of.

Beggar’s new Mini comes with 5400 RPM HDD Upgrade in speed was poor, so our advice is to buy off the plate or beggar, are mixed with money drive, and as representative of the force, by 2014 on HDD and hold is simply not good enough.

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

Finally, in terms of energy consumption increase, thanks to the new HaswellCPU and LPDDR3 RAM,CPU power consumption is greatly reduced, but the main reason is the new Mini only offer dual-core processor, GPU, instead of high power consumption. As for Apple’s claim of “the world’s most power-desktop” which we do not agree with, energy consumption of the new Mini that is compared to the old Mini had a bit of progress.

The things that a step back:

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

New MINI, and like an old subsection, there is a plastic cover at the bottom, but on older, simply the lid down, users will be able to upgrade your own hardware configuration, such as replacing the memory or replace the hard drive. But new of MINI Shang, plastic cover Board under also has a metal Board, metal Board is using Torx of security screws fixed of, put that block metal cover Board also take down, then put whole block Board out to, turned a height, then user also will found Apple is pit dad to will memory chip curing in has Board Shang, user cannot himself hands-on upgrade, so in buy of when on have determine you of memory is enough of. Jack Spade iPhone 5 Case

Cheating is not finished, and had two 2.5-inch hard drive in the new MINI was thrown out, replaced by a small PCI Express SSD interface, this new Mac, for users who only need a hard drive no problem, but want to insert expansion drives just can’t do it.

2014 unsatisfactory upgrade Mac Mini review

If new MINI of volume narrowed has also is how with, this two points to also can said extenuating circumstances, but problem is new MINI still is so big, Yes, using curing of memory chip does can less with points electric, but you a desktop province this electric is is meaning is unlikely to, even is competition opponents Intel of NUC, volume more small, but still provides expand memory slot.

My processor core where?

Simply, the new version of the MINI quad-core processors are no longer available, user-selectable dual-core processors are all low-voltage processors, much different from now on high-end Super, but this can’t blame Apple, Intel is also a responsibility.

Mac Mini has always been has using notebook processor of traditional, and these processor although than desktop level processor more slow more your, but they more small and more province electric, in zhiqian of Ivy Bridge processor Shang, Intel unified equipped with has HD4000 GPU, so regardless of you buy that a paragraph chip, you get of are is Intel best of Integrated GPU, and double nuclear and four nuclear processor are using has also of socket, for Apple for, is installation of when for a processor of Kung Fu just.

But Haswell processors, m-Series dual-core and quad-core processors are HD4600 GPU for now, the fourth best of the GPU is now available on Intel GPU,, as an Apple hardware, and has never been willing to discount on properties, so the new HD5000 or Iris on the Mac using the GPU.

HD5000 and Iris 5100 in currently of double nuclear u series processor Shang are can found, this paragraph processor using FCBGA1168 socket, and currently using this paragraph socket of four nuclear processor number for 0, can was plug into Mini of HQ series of four nuclear processor (these processor of TDP for 47 w, and old paragraph of Mini in the of four nuclear processor of 45 w almost, and are carrying has Iris 5200 GPU) using of socket is FCBGA1364, Using this socket dual-core processor is not, but not with a HD5000 and Iris 5100.

So for Apple, want back and forth among these different outlets the choice, have the following four options:

Continue to be provided on the same Board, dual-core and quad-core processors available, but some or all of the models of Mini had to use almost the GPU;

Custom two slightly different Board, will take care of the performance but the worst for sales (or the second worst) of Mac such a cost not cost-effective;

All equipped with quad-core processors and powerful GPU, and use the same motherboard, but this causes Mini hikes in the price of the iMac level, their own competing products;

Equipped with dual-core processors and powerful GPU, and use the same motherboard.

There is no doubt that Apple chose the fourth scenario, and why Apple choose … … Can say is take care of the cost of production and price, but only in terms of performance.

From run points among on not difficult see to in the end of Haswell with Ivy Bridge mutual Zhijian of compared, with frequency Xia Haswell each cycle processing of instruction than Ivy Bridge to more, but new Mini Shang of i5-4728U of highest frequency than zhiqian using of I7 low, single nuclear performance although can war a the has won, but old Mini after all has four a core, this that is to has more core performance part, new Mini was Hella have life cannot themselves has.

In daily use, dual-core processor for light applications such as daily Internet access fast enough, of course, (which are mainly a mixture of hard because in many cases the credit experience for one SSD can be promoted much greater than with a faster CPU. )


Many people who buy new Mini might be dark bright–after all, the new $ 100 cheaper than the old, and existence is to let those who can’t afford to buy Mini iMac consumer (Qiong) fee (diao) (SI) Mac have enjoyed the glory, on this point, the new Mini is doing pretty well.

But the 2011 and 2012 Mini beyond the lower threshold of Mac, performance is also not bad, quad-core processors so that they have good media playback performance, even a mini server that can be done to use two 2.5-inch drive bays and DIY upgrade memory makes gameplay better.

And most bad of is, Apple in put Mini of advantages took zhihou, no in other aspects for upgrade (RMBP repair more difficult upgrade more difficult, but more light range better, 2012 version of iMac cannot expand memory but screen better), in this is Shang Apple was too not kind has, although said Intel also somewhat responsibility, but this after all not 2014 paragraph Mini than 2012 paragraph Mini more slow of by mouth.


Better graphics performance and storage, Wi-Fi;

A little slightly lower energy consumption;

Duo 2014 should still be 2012 dual-core performance better;

Two Thunderbolt 2 interface and HDMI, 30Hz 4K;

Cheap $ 100.

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No longer provides a second 2.5-inch hard disk interface development;

Can’t do any more mini-servers;

Can’t expand memory any longer;

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4K no 60Hz.

Roll weight:

Only dual-core processors.

Recommended option:

8GB RAM (beggars to add over $ 100, off the version and the local version of direct 8GB);

1TB hybrid drives (beggars to increase its $ 250, plus a $ 200 version off the, local version of the standard).

Original text by Arstechnica

Oct 272016

ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test

Brought Android Wear, players generally only think MOTO 360, r and g Watch Gear Live several more popular products, in fact, Asus has introduced a fuselage textures Android Wear smart watches, its name is ZenWatch, the robot watch what is the experience?


ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test
ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test
ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test
ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test
ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test

We simply skip out of the box, accessories, like most other smart watches, has a power adapter, data cable and a charging cradle. Large power adapter of the charging current, 1.35A, has already surpassed the number of cell phones, but the charging current of the charging base is 0.5A. Starbucks iPhone 6 Case


ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test

Although the screen is ZenWatch square, but its dial design is also more rounded, although no MOTO 360 and g Watch r look so “force” but than the Gear Live, SmartWatch 3 General design is brilliant.


ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test

Dial surrounded by a metal frame, textured than good. But “screen” is small. Starbucks iPhone 6 Case


ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test

From this angle you can see the curvature of the screen glass is certain, which is nowadays more popular 2.5d glass, touch is also very good, ZenWatch the surface of the glass made of Corning Gorilla glass.


ASUS ZenWatch off the beaten road test

Side has a microphone, you can record voice commands through it. Metal frame with a three-layer, a layer of Brown in the middle.


ZenWatch back, you can see there are five metal contacts, and charging base.

Like many high-end watches and, in order to improve texture, ZenWatch leather strap.

Brown leather strap, but wear resistance of the surface is not very strong, prone to “off”.


Strap through the buckles on the side of can be easily removed for easy replacement.


ZenWatch metal buckle is used, it is convenient to adjust the strap length.

Lateral metal buckle with ASUS LOGO, metal-metal drawing process.


ZenWatch can already upgrade to Android Wear 5.0.1, result in smoother operation and more colorful dial.


Android Wear upgrade to 5.0.1, provides more style dial.


Long press the dial can be replaced.

Update Android Wear 5.0, the mobile client will produce more “Watch faces” option select the dial, we can install into Google Play more third party dial.


Android Wear 5.0 added the dropdown bar menu, you can set slide vibrations, features such as automatic wake.


Click on the screen, you can access the main menu, I believe played Android will not Wear this strange, after upgrading Android Wear 5.0 main menu layout has not changed, put the common application in the top of the menu.


Settings menu using the end of grey, white design.


ZenWatch by OTA (needs over the wall) upgrades to all Android Android Wear 5.0.1,Google Wear push upgraded equipment almost simultaneously, so ZenWatch can enjoy the “son” of treatment.


We can also use a USB Debug mode push applications to Android Wear, of course, you can also find us in Google Play needs.


New version of the app has support for Android Wear devices support pedometer friends ranking.

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Built-in electronic compass (screenshot of bug here, right corner there will be a black, it can not find out why, sorry. )


Believe is Android Wear the pedometer users more functionality, upgrade the Android Wear 5.0.1, pedometer interface tends to flatten.

Google already has plenty of Play for Android Wear applications, but many third-party applications for a fee, but for domestic users in the function doesn’t seem to have much utility.

From using say, Android Wear equipment is not a very useful product, most users have probably just not convenient or when mobile phone Watch system notifications, occasionally with a pedometer. Of course, if you’re a digital enthusiasts, want to try wearable devices, and are tired of cookie-cutter a regular watch, then Android Wear devices that might satisfy your curiosity, to give you a “toss” the opportunity. And for ZenWatch for this product, it is Android Wear devices in one of the more low-key, relative to big names such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, there is relatively low, but the product itself is solid enough, shape is also more personal. Battery life, ZenWatch and mobile phone links (closed long-term bright screen) use, battery life can have about three and a half days, basically satisfactory.

About system experience, Android Wear equipment can be said to be the same, interested friends can click on the video below to watch.

Report: Android Wear 5.0.1 experience video

Special thanks to @eXpansys rock-solid digital product.

Oct 272016

Chinese version of Google Play store or expose the March into the Chinese version screenshots

Sources recently revealed that Google Play store is expected to be returned to China in March, which will launch the Chinese version of Google stores and services, account will not interchange with the international version, later machines should be sold in the city can contain Chinese version of Google services.

Chinese version of Google store will support the purchase, payment has been cooperation with Alipay, and we look forward to the Nexus will have row version, later machines sold in the city can contain Chinese version of Google services or push installation through the system. Moschino iPad Mini Case

Chinese version of Google Play store or expose the March into the Chinese version screenshots

Lenovo mobile President before Xudong Chen boasted that Google services will return to the Chinese market this year, and then users found in the Google Help page Play “Chinese version of Google Play” message, everything that Google services have been in sight, only officially announced specific dates. Moschino mini case

Chinese version of Google Play store or expose the March into the Chinese version screenshots

Chinese version of Google Play purchase payments have Alipay, and Ali cooperative, free PayPal payment method, and rumors before, accounts stored separately from isolation. And we clearly see in the screenshot of the PayPal payment option, of course, also supports credit and debit card payments.

Chinese version of Google Play store or expose the March into the Chinese version screenshots



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Oct 242016

Android mobile phone hardware configuration continued for a long period of time after the race, differences gradually began to have some larger products, such as G2 behind the keys, Vega LTE-A behind the fingerprint identification is relatively unique designs, and the Galaxy of flexible screen and seems to be a new Round of development route of trying to. The new screen will become a trend again?

In early September launched the latest generation of Samsung flagship Galaxy Note 3, it has a lot of forward-looking attempts, as well as breakthrough hardware, such as 3G on the phone the first time any possible Ram and USB3.0. Samsung Rush released in October a flagship product also makes people unpredictable. Following is a Galaxy and Galaxy Round Note 3 (high pass, N9005) comparison of specifications:

Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience

From the comparison chart, which almost exactly the same configuration, you can see something else at the same level, and Galaxy Round the most special place is, of course, the 5.7-inch flexible screen full HD, although the parameters 1080P and Note 3 is 5.7 inches Super AMOLED, but due to the flexible screen to join real sentiment and Galaxy Note 3 there are a lot of differences. Note 3 batteries larger than the Round 400mAh, also because of their Note positioning a s Pen. And because of the battery capacity is smaller, Round body more thin. Otherwise, both Xiao long 800, 3G Ram, 13.1 million pixel stack-webcam, USB3.0, all attributes are both exactly the same.

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Out of the box

Round similar to the style of packaging and the Samsung mobile phone, have adopted the “imitation wood” design, but package sizes greater

Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience


Packaging some of the parameters

Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience
Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience


Round the front and Note 3 are very similar, is also using the rounded rectangle design, from a positive angle hardly tell Round and Note 3, of course Round the screen has the radian

Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience
Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience


Still with pleather design on the back, in fact, is still plastic, but feels closer than Note 3 leather texture and color also used retro coffee

Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience


Camera uses a design similar to the Galaxy S4, in fact, such design is not good, because it is very easy to cause the camera around to scratch

Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience


Speaker at the bottom, though the speakers are at the back, but the fuselage was bent, so the square will not bend hidden speakers

Starting hand Samsung Galaxy Round experience


Side still like brushed metal (actually is still plastic), the feel is smooth to the touch, key layout and Note 3 is the same. From this angle we can see the fuselage is cambered surface


Point of view of the other two Round surfaces of the fuselage


Top still has an infrared sensor, noise-reducing microphone 3.5mm headphone jack, “Qualcomm ® 4G” label is using a common feature of Gao Tongxiao series phones


Bottom call microphone and USB 3.0 interface, this Note was renewed after the 3 second paragraph using the USB 3.0 mobile


Continued the tradition of Galaxy series phones, Round can be detachable rear cover due to surface compromised the fuselage, so the cells in a lot smaller space, can shape into long strips and reduced battery capacity, and the battery is


Battery capacity 2800mAh


Form of slots and Note 3, also with layered microSIM card slot and microSD, which actually is not very good, when I unplug the card is not so convenient

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Samsung’s Korean version has always been “conscience”, equipped with double double charging, Galaxy Round only Korean version, so the package also comes with a battery charger, power adapter charge current of 2A


Size comparison of Round and Note 3, we can see that both body size within close proximity


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Because the fuselage is a surface, so you can achieve something similar “seesaw” operation combined with body sensors, for example in making screen preview information


After light up the screen, press the side, you can achieve similar wave effect, very beautiful


GIF shows


UI and performance

Galaxy Round is still used by the Samsung TouchWiz, believes that using Samsung mobile friend will feel familiar, here does not make detailed introduction


Round Red than Note 3 adds a default wallpaper …


And Korean version comes with a random bunch of junk …


Simply run the following points, CPU block more serious, so rabbit lower scores


While the GPU performance is good, even in GFXBench 2.7 have 27 frame for the first time in a test high score


After the Korea media said Galaxy Super AMOLED arranged Round using the RGB, xiaobian does take a picture with a macro lens, you can see that this is clearly typical of the Pentile arranged, RGB is a legend … ▼


Above is a simple demo of our Galaxy Round, wants to know more about this flexible screen phone information? Please refer to our detailed review.


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Oct 182016

The morning of June 22 news, according to cooperation with Apple SIM Gigsky company’s latest data show that in 2014, launched the virtual Apple SIM card SIM, which is already available in more than 140 countries and regions.

Virtual SIM card SIM card is a virtual software, with the technology can overcome the inconvenience of an entity in the SIM card, when you travel abroad or want to change carriers, only need a simple software set can be completed without really replace a new SIM card (of course operators agreed to just go).

Apple SIM in more than 140 countries

Apple SIM is Apple’s new iPad due out in 2014 Air2, integrated in some countries 4G virtual SIM cards from the iPad. Apple’s intent is to let users between operators do not need to replace the SIM card can achieve switch, with the iPad will be more convenient. But as against the interests of operators, and soon was a block from the operator. Juicy Couture iPhone 6 Case

According to data from 2015, when supporting Apple SIM only over more than 90 countries and regions, and are mostly concentrated in the Africa region. And after more than two years after the break-in, the situation has clearly improved, and currently has more than 140 operators worldwide to become Apple’s partner, known as United States AT&T, and Sprint, and t-mobile and the United Kingdom of EE, as well as Japan’s KDDI supports Apple SIM.

China’s three carriers haven’t joined Apple SIM, but according to this trend, don’t know about future Apple SIM will not go into the country?

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