Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Does it make sense to buy a phone with 32GB of "ROM" over a 16GB phone?

Of course, more memory is better than less memory, no question about that but does it really make sense having to pay the extra money for it?



Depending on the kind of phone, in most cases I would say: NO!



If the phone supports memory expansion by tf-card, in my opinion the extra memory is not worth the extra money.



Why is that? A lot of people are simply not aware of the memory structure of most Android phones. They think that a 32GB "ROM" device gives them more space for installing apps but this is not the case! You'll have to take a closer look at the memory structure of the device in question. Here's a good example of two Zopo phones, on the left is a ZP998 with 16GB, on the right is a ZP980+ with 32GB:




As you can see, the internal storage of these two phones are IDENTICAL in size and that is exactly the part of the memory where you apps are being installed.



Besides the internal storage there is also the phone storage, it could be called a "file storage".This file storage is useful if you DON'T have a tf-card but if you do, most additional app data, your music, photos, movies, documents, etc. will be stored on your tf-card anyway, so it's basically a "waste" of memory.



I found a nice explanation here: SOURCE

Quote:
Apps and data storage:
Apps are installed to this storage, labeled as Internal storage in your phone settings. It also stores data such as your text messages, contacts you created or synchronized to your phone, account settings, and more. This storage is managed and carefully guarded by your phone since it contains your private information. When you connect your phone to your computer, this storage is not accessible from your computer. Storage contents will be erased when you do a factory reset. Make sure to back up your data before starting a factory reset. Some apps allow you to back up to your storage card, such as People.

File storage:
This is another built-in storage, labeled as Phone storage in your phone settings. This is where you can store your files. When you connect your phone to your computer, this storage is accessible and you can copy files between them. When you do a factory reset, you can choose whether to keep or erase the storage contents. 

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that buying a phone with more internal memory doesn't necessarily mean that you get more free space for installing apps, you ALWAYS need to take a closer look at the phone's memory structure.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Zopo ZP990+ Plus Phablet - MT6592 True Octa-Core - Dualsim - ColonelZap

Phone available at: zopomobileshop.com

unboxing video:
 
review video:

 












Camera test pictures:


Specs:

5.95 inch capacitive 5-Point Multi Touch Screen

Display 1080x1920 Full HD pixel resolution

IPS-Display, LTPS-technologie

MTK6592 True Octa-Core CPU @ 1.7GHz

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

2GB RAM / 32GB of internal memory / TF-card support

Quadband, unlocked, 3G / UMTS / HSDPA+ / WCDMA

Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, g-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic field sensor, notification LED

OTG - USB on the go

OTA - Over the Air firmware update

Main camera: 14 MP output, autofocus, LED flash, F2.0

Front camera: 5MP (8.0 MP output)

Dual Sim - Dual Standby 

Rooting:  

Framaroot V1.9.1 :CLICK

AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!  

Friday, February 14, 2014

How to Root Zopo ZP998 MT6592 Octa-Core - One-Click Rooting Method.

This is a SIMPLE one-click rooting method.

Your phone is on, go to the settings, developer option, turn on USB debugging. Connect your phone with your pc.

Your phone NEEDS to be recognized as an "ADB-Device":


If it's not, download SnapPea and install it.

Once your phone is recognized as an "ADB-Device", you are ready to go :-)

Download VRoot: CLICK

Install and start it, IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE TO V.1.7.5



Connect your phone and start the rooting by clicking on the green button.

It will take maybe 1-2 minutes, upon success it will look like this:






You can download a root checker from the Playstore to verify the success: CLICK

Have fun :-) And remember:

YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!



Thursday, February 13, 2014

How to Find The Secret Engineer Mode Code of Your Mediatek (Android) Phone

Have you ever wondered how to find the secret code to access your phone's Engineer Mode? Well, it's very simple!

The code can be found in the system app EngineerMode.apk or (more likely) in the EngineerMode.odex.

Those system files can be found in the phone's system/app folder.

Simply use AndroidCommander to copy those files to your PC and then use a text editor of your choice to search for the code. It will look something like this:




This is the EngineerMode.odex of my Pomp C6 phone, so in this case the secret code is:

*#*#83646633#*#*

If that doesn't work, it could also be

*#83646633#*

Simply give it try :-)

And remember: Please don't change anything in the Engineer Mode that you are not sure of what it does! Chances are, you might brick your phone!

For more codes, please check out this site: http://joyofandroid.com/android-secret-codes-hidden-menu-dialler-codes/

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pomp C6 - MT6589T Quad-Core - Dualsim - Full-HD Display - NFC - ColonelZap

Phone available here: Coolicool.com

Unboxing Video:



Review Video:



Engineer Mode Code: *#*#83646633#*#*
 to be found in the EngineerMode.odex

Specs:


5.5 inch capacitive 5-Point Multi Touch Screen

Display 1080x1920 Full HD pixel resolution

IPS-Display, OGS

MTK6589T Quad-Core CPU @ 1.5GHz

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

2GB RAM / 32GB of internal memory

Quadband, unlocked, 3G / UMTS / HSDPA+ / WCDMA

Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, g-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic field sensor

OTG - USB on the go

NFC

Main camera: 13MP output, autofocus, LED flash

Front camera: 8.0 MP output

Dual Sim - Dual Standby (micro sim cards)