Huawei P Smart S is Bringing Sexy Back!

Staff Writer / 09-10-2020 / Reviews

The popular Huawei P Smart series returns just in time for summer with the refreshed and upgraded P Smart S, and as usual, it does not disappoint. Here’s our rundown of this incredible new smartphone from Huawei.


The P Smart S runs Huawei’s slick EMUI 10.1 which is based on Android 10. It offers Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) in place of Google Play Services. However, with the fantastic AppGallery, you’ll never be short of finding great apps and games, even the ones you already love!


The Huawei P Smart S features a gorgeous 6.3-inch OLED Dewdrop display with 2400 x 1080 resolution, offering clear and vivid colours and immersive visuals when watching videos, playing games or even just browsing the web. The screen occupies 90.17% of the front glass panel and is super-bright with wide viewing angles and excellent contrast and saturation.


The P Smart S has an Octa-Core processor with the Huawei Kirin 710F 8-core chipset, which includes 4 x Cortex-A73 Based 2.2 GHz cores and 4 x Cortex-A53 Based 1.7 GHz cores. It has also been upgraded with 4GB of RAM, which is capable of running most apps and games smoothly without any noticeable lag. On the security side, you now get an in-screen optical fingerprint sensor, but as is the case with most mid-range phones, the sensor can be a bit fiddly and may require more than one try to unlock the device in some instances. Of course, when it does work, the phone will take a second or two to unlock, but that’s certainly no dealbreaker, especially at this price point.


The device doesn’t feature wireless or fast charging, so you’ll need a couple of hours to get a full charge. However, you do get a decent 4000 mAh battery with the P Smart S that will easily give you a full day of use or even two days if you are a light to moderate user.


This update to the popular Smart series features a powerful 48MP AI Triple Camera system with Night Mode and a 120° Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens, which should delight mobile shutterbugs. The 16MP front camera offers a range of filters to level up your selfies and make them pop on any social media feed.
The rear camera system is made up of 48 MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 8 MP (Ultra Wide-Angle Lens, f/2.4 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture) lenses. The front selfie camera is a 16 MP lens with f/2.0 aperture.


The phone ships with 128GB of internal storage, which should be more than enough for average users, especially if you use cloud storage services to back up your videos and photos. On the other hand, if you prefer to hoard media on your phone, you can always expand the storage up to 256GB with the use of a microSD card in the second SIM slot.


Overall, the P Smart S is an improvement over its 2019 predecessor with bigger storage, more RAM, better cameras and a crisp, clear display that will give you hours of viewing pleasure. Oh, and it still has a good old headphone jack!


The Huawei P Smart S is a smartphone that has something to offer virtually kind of user, from the mobile gamer to the social media influencer to the amateur photographer. You’d expect to find the features on offer here only in much more expensive devices, yet Huawei has somehow managed to cram in so many flagship-like touches and keep the cost of this smartphone pocket-friendly. Just like the P Smart phones of the past few years, this one is sure to be a winner here in SA.

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iPhone 13 is All About the Cameras!

The iPhone 13 range recently launched and boasts what might be the most advanced camera system in Apple history!The new generation is made up of the premium iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max as well as the more affordable iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.The 13 range is powered by the A15 Bionic chip, which unlocks impressive new camera capabilities for iPhone users. What’s more, all four models have larger sensors with integrated sensor-shift stabilisation technology that boosts both the image and video quality.Unprecedented Camera Quality for The Pro RangeThe iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are equipped with the same camera technology and have upgraded sensors and lenses for professional-quality photos. Like the 12, the Pro range boasts a triple-camera setup. Where it sets itself apart though, is the new 12 MP ultra-wide, 12 MP wide and 12 MP telephoto cameras, which all make for an exceptional shooting experience.More features you’ll love:●    The 1.9-micron pixels sensor – the largest ever used in an iPhone – creates more detailed photos.●    A wider f/1.5 aperture for improved low-light images. Apple claims this feature offers 2.2x better performance than the 12 Pro!●    The new and improved 77mm telephoto camera which allows you to get even closer to your subject while video-recording.  Affordable Gets an UpgradeMuch like the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Mini are fitted with the same dual-camera set-up but there are some major improvements! The upgrade from a Smart HDR 3 to Smart HDR 4 provides superior camera quality for both the front and back lenses while the 1.7-micron pixels in the wide camera makes for brighter and richer photographs by allowing 47% more light in than the iPhone 12.Cool Camera Features Across All ModelsCinematic mode helps turn an image or video into a more dynamic and professional one. The upgraded lenses intuitively monitor what’s happening in the frame and allows you to change focus to get the perfect shot!4K Video Quality enables you to record 4K HDR Dolby Vision at 60 fps – yet another upgrade from the 30fps on the iPhone 12 models.Photographic Styles offers new live filters and allows you to adjust images while you’re composing your shot, allowing you to see your results and amend your image before hitting the shutter button.Exclusively Reserved for The ProMacro Photography is a first for the iPhone and is made possible by the new ultra-wide camera that enables you to capture close-up images and explore the smallest details. The minimum focal range is 2cm away from the lens. The feature is also available for video recording on Slo-Mo and Time-Lapse.The Pros come fitted with ProRes Video, high-quality filmmaking software for those who are serious about their craft. The video quality reaches a maximum of 4K at 30fps and you can record and output the format directly from your device.Get your hands on the new iPhone 13 range today and experience the phenomenal camera quality and more, here.


Top 5 iOS 15 Features

iOS 15 recently launched in September 2021, and while there are a host of amazing new features, there are a few that make the Apple experience that much more special. Here are the top 5 features that takes this OS to the next level.1.    Facetime for everyone:Watch parties have never been this cool! With iOS 15, users can now stream movies and series while on a Facetime call! This feature adjusts the volume to the environment automatically so that conversations can still flow while you sit back and enjoy the show.Distance is no match for iOS 15. Now it’s like your loved ones are right there on the couch with you!2.    Map out your destination:Augmented reality directions? Yes please! With the new OS, it’s all in the detail. Get up-to-date info about your route if you’re driving or, if you prefer taking a more scenic route, try the “Immersive Walking Instructions” which provide an in-depth step-by-step augmented reality view of your destination.3.    Putting the “Me” in Memoji:Even your personalised stickers are getting an update with this new OS upgrade from Apple. With iOS 15, users now have the best feature – choice.There are now more options at your disposal to really personalise your character – from a new wardrobe to cochlear ear implants and oxygen tubes. This version of iOS is providing the inclusivity you’ve been waiting for.4.    Privacy for the win:  Kiss spam goodbye with the “Hide My Email” feature. This gives you the ability to “instantly generate unique, random email addresses that forward to your personal inbox”. Where do we sign up?  Hide My Email has been built into the Mail, Safari, and iCloud Settings for added efficiency.5.    The Picture-perfect way to get going:  One of the most impressive features of iOS 15 has to be “Live Text”. This lets you highlight text in photos (and video!) and use the information to make calls, send messages, get directions and even Facetime!With so many cool new features packed into Apple’s iOS 15, isn’t it time you go all in on iPhone?Check out all our amazing Apple iPhone deals here.


WhatsApp Ending Support for Older Phones: Are You Affected?

From 1st November 2021, WhatsApp will no longer work on over 40 smartphone models.2021 has been a rollercoaster ride for WhatsApp users. While a host of helpful additions have been made on the instant messenger app, including the ability to access WhatsApp across several devices at the same time and the ever-popular disappearing messages, this latest update is not as positive.Any device sporting Apple iOS 10, Android OS 4.1 and KaiOS 2.5.1. will be affected.What this means for youIf you have a device with these operating systems or lower, it’s time for an upgrade.Here is the full list of affected smartphones that will no longer be WhatsApp compatible come November:Apple iPhone:iPhone SE (2016)iPhone 6siPhone 6s PlusAndroid:Huawei Ascend G740Huawei Ascend MateHuawei Ascend D Quad XLHuawei Ascend D1 Quad XLHuawei Ascend P1 SHuawei Ascend D2Samsung Galaxy Trend LiteSamsung Galaxy Trend IISamsung Galaxy SIISamsung Galaxy S3 miniSamsung Galaxy Xcover 2Samsung Galaxy CoreSamsung Galaxy Ace 2 16Other Affected Brands:The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7Archos 53 PlatinumCaterpillar Cat B15HTC Desire 500Faea F1LG Lucid 2LG Optimus F7LG Optimus F5LG Optimus L3 II DualLG Optimus F5LG Optimus L5LG Optimus L5 IILG Optimus L5 DualLG Optimus L3 IILG Optimus L7LG Optimus L7 II DualLG Optimus L7 IILG Optimus F6 EnactLG Optimus L4 II DualLG Optimus F3LG Optimus L4 IILG Optimus L2 IILG Optimus Nitro HDLG Optimus F3QLG 4X HDLenovo A820The Sony Xperia MiroSony Xperia Neo LSony Xperia Arc STHL W8UMi X2Wiko Cink FiveWiko DarknightZTE Grand S FlexZTE V956ZTE Grand X Quad V987ZTE Grand MemoHow to check your Operating SystemApple:Access your device settingsTap the General buttonSelect AboutAll details related to your Apple iPhone smartphone, including your device name and OS version will be detailed here.Android:Go to your device settings.Tap the System or About Phone /Device button.All details related to your Android smartphone, including your device name and OS version will be detailed here.Need to upgrade?Find your new smartphone here.