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New Phone Alert || Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review

I was introduced to this phone this past June at Tech World in San Fran. I finally received mine in the mail yesterday and was SUPER excited to see what it can do and how it'll work with my everyday life style. The Phab 2 Pro is the world's first Tango-enabled smartphone. Tango is a new technology from Google that enables augmented reality (AR) gaming and utilities. All you have to do is look through the Phab 2 Pro, and you'll see objects and information overlaid onto the real world.

Phab 2 Pro $499.99

One of the major issues I have with this phone is that only takes GSM SIM cards and I'm a Verizon user which uses CDMA sim cards. Now, if someone can unlock this phone so I can really use it let me know please lol. Besides that, it has a beautiful display on the large screen, great for watching videos & gaming. The Tango system is really cool, but I can't see myself using it everyday. Whenever I show Tango to my friends, they pretty much say "Ooh like that Poke'Mon app right?!" lol. The phone speakers sounded great. I also like that the headphone jack is at the top of the phone. The front and back cameras and video capturing were excellent no matter the time of day. Nice shape, a lil big, but thats cool, I don't mind it even though I'm not big on BIG phones. Since there isn’t a case made for this phone yet, I had a bit of anxiety of dropping the phone because the phone is a bit slippery. Since I can't really use it as a "phone" yet, it's a pretty cool tablet for right now. 

Top Pros and Cons

Pros

·       Great sound

·       Great screen display

·       Great design

.        Finger Print lock

Cons

·        GSM Sim cards only

·       Certain apps will close randomly like Instagram (InstaSnap)

·       Price

Overall, 7 out of 10. 

DILEMMA || Lenovo TECH WORLD 2016 San Francisco

HELLO WORLD- I was invited to join the Lenovo Insiders at this year's Tech World in San Francisco. I had an amazing time connecting with other Insiders from different parts of the world that I would normally just see posting in the Facebook Group. I've never been to San Fran before so I really enjoyed being able to take a tour of the iconic sites like the Golden Gate Bridge and so much more.
I'm looking forward to see which new Lenovo phone will impact the world more; the Moto Z or my personal favorite the Phab 2 Pro. Oh and of course I got a sneak peak of what's to come including bending screens and smart shoes. Sign me up, size 10.5/11us please! I'm always amazed by the engineers and designers over at Lenovo. As a engineer and designer of sound, I admire the work that goes into each detail of each product and still keeping the cool factor, which is very important. Check out my recap video above because INsiders never stand still!

Product Review || Lenovo Moto360 x MotoX

The good people at Lenovo x Moto were kind enough to send me their new Moto 360 smart watch and Moto X smart phone. For the past 10 days, I’ve used both products and here is my product review: 

Moto 360 (smart watch), Starting at $299.99

This is the first smart watch I’ve ever owned so I can’t really compare it to the Apple Watch. I was really impressed by how user-friendly the watch is. It didn’t take me long to get the hang of it. It was simple to sync with the phone, but it did take a few minutes for it to connect. Ultimately, I was impressed with the communication between the watch and phone. It has a good size display screen, especially when I receive calls and the vibrant pictures from my contacts pop up. The battery life is great. The design of the watch is also one that turns heads. The voice capture system is incredible and very accurate. Even more so than the iPhone.

There were a few cons still with the watch. The first being the band. It felt a little cheap and like it may break easily. Also, the notifications keep reoccurring even after you clear them, they don’t go away. There was also a moment when the watch restarted itself randomly. Lastly, it’s hard to keep the screen clean and clear because you are touching it so much.

Top 3 Pros and Cons

Pros

·       User friendly

·       Lightweight

·       Battery life

Cons

·       Watch band

·       Notifications won’t clear

·       Random restarts

Moto X Smartphone, Starting at $399.99

I’ve been an iPhone user since they came out. This is my first smartphone that wasn’t made by Apple. The first three days of dealing with the phone were an adjustment. It wasn’t as user-friendly. But after a few days, I got the hang of it. Beautiful display on the large screen, great for watching videos. The phone speakers sounded great. I also like that the headphone jack is at the top of the phone. The camera and video were excellent no matter the time of day. The turbo charge was amazing and quickly brought the phone back to life. Nice shape and design including the handcrafted leather backing.

I’m not a huge fan of the phone size because though I like the large display screen, it’s not as practical for everyday use, like fitting in a jean pocket, etc. I can’t use the phone with one hand. Since there isn’t a case made for the phone yet, I had a bit of anxiety of dropping the phone because the phone is a bit slippery. The auto correct and formatting for text messaging doesn’t seem as accurate so I find myself spending more time to send a detailed text. Lastly, I received notifications of “Bug Reports” sent to my email from being in social apps. This makes me skeptical of putting my personal information on the phone.

Top 3 Pros and Cons

Pros

·       Great sound

·       Great screen display

·       Great design

Cons

·       No case

·       Not as user friendly

·       Phone size

Overall, 8 out of 10.  I am still happy that I now own a Moto X because I was tired and over the whole iPhone craze. The longer I am with the phone, the easier it becomes to navigate. #helloworld  #dilemma #musicproducer #dj 

 

Thank you Lenovo Family!!

special thanks to my @lenovo family ‪#‎lenovoIN‬ for sending me their new ‪#‎motox‬ phone and ‪#‎moto360‬ smart watch! Both are really great products that aren't over priced. The moto360 watch doesn't feel heavy on my wrist and the display face is a great size and looks very clean. The motox phone, the 1st thing I notice was the huge display screen, dope camera, and the feel of the actual phone. Again doesn't feel heavy, the back has been hand crafted with horween leather which is a very nice touch. Stay tuned for more reviews as I get more familiar with both products.