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Battle of The Brands - The War Between 2020's Smart Phone Giants

Posted by Romario Gauntlet

In this weeks post, we take a look at the world's leading smart phone juggernauts - Samsung, Apple and Huawei's 2020 releases. We'll also take a stroll back in time to see how far we've come since the mobile phone revolution. Finally, you'll get a brief look at the upcoming trends within the Smart Phone industry.
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In this weeks post, we take a look at the world's leading smart phone juggernauts - Samsung, Apple and Huawei's 2020 releases. We'll also take a stroll back in time to see how far we've come since the mobile phone revolution. Finally, you'll get a brief look at the upcoming trends within the Smart Phone industry.
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Inside of Our Phone Repair Service

Posted by Omar Johnson

Since 2014, Finest Bazaar has been at the forefront of mobile phone accessories and we are happy to announce that we are expanding to cater to more of your mobile phone needs. That's why we have launched our online mobile screen repair service. You will now be able to send your mobile to our in-house repairs team are highly trained and skilled and equipped with the latest tools and technologies to take care of your screen repairs.

 

Free Shipping

We provide free shipping to and from our repair centre, our courier service will pick up your phone and will return when the repairs are completed for no extra charge

 

1 Year Warranty Included

If there is a fault with your screen within a year of being repaired by us, we will be happy to repair or replace it.

 


Grade A Parts Used

 

We only ever use brand new grade A parts to repair your phone, as we have always sourced premium quality phone cases we also source the best quality replacement parts.

 

£500 In Transit Insurance Included

 

We want to give you peace of mind when your phone is in transit to and from our repair centre so we include £500 in transit insurance to protect your phone during transit.

 

Quick & Professional Repair Guaranteed

 

We strive to provide high quality, quick and professional service, this is why we aim to carry out the repairs within 48 hours from when we receive your phone.

 

Fully Tested Before Dispatch

 

As part of our service before returning your phone we will put your device through rigorous testing to ensure your device is in perfect working order.

 

Fully Track Your Repair 

 

We love to keep you informed on the status of your device, you can track the repair on our website so you're always in the know of what's happening with your device.

 

No Fix, No Fee Policy

 

We are not like any other repair service, we have a strict policy if we can't fix it, you'll never pay a penny.

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    Since 2014, Finest Bazaar has been at the forefront of mobile phone accessories and we are happy to announce that we are expanding to cater to more of your mobile phone needs. That's why we have launched our online mobile screen repair service. You will now be able to send your mobile to our in-house repairs team are highly trained and skilled and equipped with the latest tools and technologies to take care of your screen repairs.

     

    Free Shipping

    We provide free shipping to and from our repair centre, our courier service will pick up your phone and will return when the repairs are completed for no extra charge

     

    1 Year Warranty Included

    If there is a fault with your screen within a year of being repaired by us, we will be happy to repair or replace it.

     


    Grade A Parts Used

     

    We only ever use brand new grade A parts to repair your phone, as we have always sourced premium quality phone cases we also source the best quality replacement parts.

     

    £500 In Transit Insurance Included

     

    We want to give you peace of mind when your phone is in transit to and from our repair centre so we include £500 in transit insurance to protect your phone during transit.

     

    Quick & Professional Repair Guaranteed

     

    We strive to provide high quality, quick and professional service, this is why we aim to carry out the repairs within 48 hours from when we receive your phone.

     

    Fully Tested Before Dispatch

     

    As part of our service before returning your phone we will put your device through rigorous testing to ensure your device is in perfect working order.

     

    Fully Track Your Repair 

     

    We love to keep you informed on the status of your device, you can track the repair on our website so you're always in the know of what's happening with your device.

     

    No Fix, No Fee Policy

     

    We are not like any other repair service, we have a strict policy if we can't fix it, you'll never pay a penny.

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      Interesting facts about World Emoji Day

      Posted by Omar Johnson

      Did you know the origins of World Emoji Day?

      World Emoji Day started in 2014 was created by Jeremy Burge, the UK based Australian and founder of Emojipedia. It's a great site which tracks and updates emoji definitions. 

      Did you know Emoji is a contraction of Two Japanese Words

      Emojis were created in Japan in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita who was part of NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile internet team. The word comes from the Japanese words “e” (which means picture) and “moji” (which means character).

      The actual date of World Emoji Day is linked to Apple’s Calendar app

      This is a bit of a long story but the date chosen for World Emoji Day is 17 July because of the specific emoji that Apple's iOS emoji has for Calendar. The reason that Apple's calendar emoji shows the date of 17 July? It is because 17 July was the date that iCal for the Mac was first unveiled in 2002.

      An Emoji was Oxford Dictionaries’ 2015 Word of the Year

      Did you know that an Emoji became 2015 word of the year? Well, for the first time ever, Oxford Dictionaries named the Word of the Year as… an Emoji. It was the “Face With Tears of Joy” chosen as the “word” of the year to reflect the mood of 2015.

      How did we communicate before Emojis?

      Before emojis, there were emoticons — punctuation that formed smiley faces and sad faces. Emoticons were plugged into computer language in 1982. If your old enough you may remember this :-)

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      Did you know the origins of World Emoji Day?

      World Emoji Day started in 2014 was created by Jeremy Burge, the UK based Australian and founder of Emojipedia. It's a great site which tracks and updates emoji definitions. 

      Did you know Emoji is a contraction of Two Japanese Words

      Emojis were created in Japan in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita who was part of NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile internet team. The word comes from the Japanese words “e” (which means picture) and “moji” (which means character).

      The actual date of World Emoji Day is linked to Apple’s Calendar app

      This is a bit of a long story but the date chosen for World Emoji Day is 17 July because of the specific emoji that Apple's iOS emoji has for Calendar. The reason that Apple's calendar emoji shows the date of 17 July? It is because 17 July was the date that iCal for the Mac was first unveiled in 2002.

      An Emoji was Oxford Dictionaries’ 2015 Word of the Year

      Did you know that an Emoji became 2015 word of the year? Well, for the first time ever, Oxford Dictionaries named the Word of the Year as… an Emoji. It was the “Face With Tears of Joy” chosen as the “word” of the year to reflect the mood of 2015.

      How did we communicate before Emojis?

      Before emojis, there were emoticons — punctuation that formed smiley faces and sad faces. Emoticons were plugged into computer language in 1982. If your old enough you may remember this :-)

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      Personal Protective Equipment Now In Stock

      Posted by Omar Johnson

      Due to the current worldwide pandemic of Covid-19, we are aware surgical face masks and other equipment have become a crucial component in the worldwide battle against coronavirus. So, our team have acquired a stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the UK through our worldwide partners.

      Face Masks

       

      We now stock certified FDA & CE FFP2 Approved equipment such as face masks, and face shields this includes-

      We also sell hand sanitisers that have been formulated using the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations. All of our products meet the required standards in terms of breathability, bacteria-filtration efficacy, water-resistance, absorbency and non-flammability so you can be confident that you will have the highest levels of comfort and protection. 

      Hand Gel

      If you would like further information on our stock click here or if you would like information on buying wholesale please email here.

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      Due to the current worldwide pandemic of Covid-19, we are aware surgical face masks and other equipment have become a crucial component in the worldwide battle against coronavirus. So, our team have acquired a stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the UK through our worldwide partners.

      Face Masks

       

      We now stock certified FDA & CE FFP2 Approved equipment such as face masks, and face shields this includes-

      We also sell hand sanitisers that have been formulated using the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations. All of our products meet the required standards in terms of breathability, bacteria-filtration efficacy, water-resistance, absorbency and non-flammability so you can be confident that you will have the highest levels of comfort and protection. 

      Hand Gel

      If you would like further information on our stock click here or if you would like information on buying wholesale please email here.

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      Foldable screen technology has been a buzzword for the past couple of years, one of the best use cases has been integrating this technology into phone screens.

      After many years of the same general candy bar design from the major mobile manufacturers for the best part of half a decade, we are looking at a possible new era of new design styles, the last major change in the look of mobiles was Apple’s iPhone X with its near bezel-less front design and camera notch. So, the foldable screen has opened up some new possibilities, at the time of writing it seems there are two form factors that the technology will be used for, we have the tablet-style where the folded unit will be more like a traditional phone only to open to have a tablet-like experience.

      Samsung Galaxy Fold

      In 2019 we have seen the announcements and release of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, Huawei’s Mate X and the Royole FlexPai. It has been a rocky start these new tablet-like phones, Samsung had to cancel the original launch of Galaxy Fold after there were durability issues with the review units sent out to tech journalists that it was so bad that Samsung had to go back to the drawing board and eventually released a revamped version in Asia. Huawei had a similar issue where they delayed their launch as the needed more time to improve the screen durability.

      Motorola Mobility has been relatively quiet since Google sold the company to Lenovo in 2014, they have been mostly focusing on releasing entry and mid-level phones which is far from their cutting-edge iconic lines of yesteryear such as the Startac, Razr and the Droid. It seems 2020 we will see a resurgence for the company as a force in the mobile market, Motorola announced on the 13 November 2019 that they have modernised and reinvented the earlier 2000’s Razr brand with an Android-powered foldable smartphone.

      Motorola Razr (2020)

      The new Motorola Razr has become one of the most talked-about tech products of 2019, there is a lot of nostalgia for the brand name and the clamshell form factor. The specs for the phone leans more to the midrange it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 with 6 GB of RAM, it will be able to handle itself but it won’t worry the likes of the Samsung Note 10 or Google’s Pixel 4 XL. One the things that have been very noticeable on the previously released foldables is a distinctive crease in the display when you look at the screen a few degrees from centre, Motorola seems to have solved this issue with their innovative new hinge mechanism that also allows the Razr to be closed flush (Something that can’t be said about the Samsung Fold). The current downer for Motorola’s upcoming phone is the price of $1500, it’s more expensive than most flagship phones but what makes it a real downer as said before the specs do not back up the asking price.

      Samsung Clamshell Leak

      There has been a recent leak of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy phones, the most interesting possible leak was the next generation Galaxy Fold. This doesn't follow the design language of the recently released unit but more in the clamshell-style, it's very much similar to Motorola's reimagined Razr. At this point in time, there hasn't been specs or a price so we will need to wait to see how it will match up with the Razr.

      2020 looks like it's going to be an interesting year for smartphones, for the first time we are looking to have new form factors that will allow us to interact in very different ways.

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      Foldable screen technology has been a buzzword for the past couple of years, one of the best use cases has been integrating this technology into phone screens.

      After many years of the same general candy bar design from the major mobile manufacturers for the best part of half a decade, we are looking at a possible new era of new design styles, the last major change in the look of mobiles was Apple’s iPhone X with its near bezel-less front design and camera notch. So, the foldable screen has opened up some new possibilities, at the time of writing it seems there are two form factors that the technology will be used for, we have the tablet-style where the folded unit will be more like a traditional phone only to open to have a tablet-like experience.

      Samsung Galaxy Fold

      In 2019 we have seen the announcements and release of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, Huawei’s Mate X and the Royole FlexPai. It has been a rocky start these new tablet-like phones, Samsung had to cancel the original launch of Galaxy Fold after there were durability issues with the review units sent out to tech journalists that it was so bad that Samsung had to go back to the drawing board and eventually released a revamped version in Asia. Huawei had a similar issue where they delayed their launch as the needed more time to improve the screen durability.

      Motorola Mobility has been relatively quiet since Google sold the company to Lenovo in 2014, they have been mostly focusing on releasing entry and mid-level phones which is far from their cutting-edge iconic lines of yesteryear such as the Startac, Razr and the Droid. It seems 2020 we will see a resurgence for the company as a force in the mobile market, Motorola announced on the 13 November 2019 that they have modernised and reinvented the earlier 2000’s Razr brand with an Android-powered foldable smartphone.

      Motorola Razr (2020)

      The new Motorola Razr has become one of the most talked-about tech products of 2019, there is a lot of nostalgia for the brand name and the clamshell form factor. The specs for the phone leans more to the midrange it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 with 6 GB of RAM, it will be able to handle itself but it won’t worry the likes of the Samsung Note 10 or Google’s Pixel 4 XL. One the things that have been very noticeable on the previously released foldables is a distinctive crease in the display when you look at the screen a few degrees from centre, Motorola seems to have solved this issue with their innovative new hinge mechanism that also allows the Razr to be closed flush (Something that can’t be said about the Samsung Fold). The current downer for Motorola’s upcoming phone is the price of $1500, it’s more expensive than most flagship phones but what makes it a real downer as said before the specs do not back up the asking price.

      Samsung Clamshell Leak

      There has been a recent leak of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy phones, the most interesting possible leak was the next generation Galaxy Fold. This doesn't follow the design language of the recently released unit but more in the clamshell-style, it's very much similar to Motorola's reimagined Razr. At this point in time, there hasn't been specs or a price so we will need to wait to see how it will match up with the Razr.

      2020 looks like it's going to be an interesting year for smartphones, for the first time we are looking to have new form factors that will allow us to interact in very different ways.

      Read more