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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Recent technical advances have allowed experts to deliver Compact Digital Cameras image quality close to that of reflex for a fraction of their size. Here are the 10 best in our tests.

Image quality or compact? Both general! Taking advantage of optical increasingly compact and bright and the famous sensor 1 inch, compact experts now offer image quality that challenges reflex: housings, the optical delivered in kit often pale in comparison to those of their little brothers. The high price of these compact - sometimes equivalent to an entry level SLR camera! is explained by the quality of the components and their extreme miniaturization.


The schedule of conditions Compact experts begins with optics, whose high quality and brightness confined to the modest zoom powers generally between x3 and x7. Compared with a compact simple, an "expert" model is often much better built (premium finishes, durability) provides the RAW image format (digital negative) and has all the possible walkouts manuals. The capabilities of an SLR in a pocket format sum.

In the past, the target of the manufacturers was essentially « real photographers »  who sought a compact able to accompany their (s) SLR camera. Now the movement is rather to look more broadly for reaching discerning users seeking the power of SLR camera in a pocket size. Proof by example with the arrival for the first time, said a compact travel: the Lumix TZ100. A device with a power zoom (x10) « family » gives him the palm of the versatility of this comparison (quality / zoom power). Great versatility which allows him to make an entrance directly into the third position of our ranking! 


In four years, the technology has evolved so much that experts are starting to tease Compact Digital SLR camera image quality side, for only a fraction of their weight. The parallel with the SLR camera is so prégnant that our test methods are the same. Some experts Compact Digital Cameras to larger sensors like the LX100 of Panasonic, produce images difficult or impossible to distinguish from those of their big brothers (if they are not equipped with high-end optical).


The Holy Trinity of digital photography consists of the sensor, optics and image processor. In all these areas, the years pass and the fierce competition has led to significant progress.

The arrival of the sensor 1 inch in the Sony RX100 in 2012 has radically changed the situation. For the first time a manufacturer has managed to achieve unparalleled image quality in an ultra-compact format. The optical advances have further to go until the opening of f / 1.4 at wide angle and f / 2.8 at the end of zoom, even with a large sensor like the LX100.

As to the processors, all the improvements of manufacturing processes from the world of telephony make the new chips became true gross calculation. This improvement not only benefits the burst and quality image processing, but the autofocus speed, again, rivals the SLR camera and hybrids. This power boost also allows these cameras to meet the requirements of a recording in 4K. And rendering is sometimes exceptional!

Other equipment increasingly widespread among the experts Compact Digital Cameras: the electronic viewfinder. A component whose quality has steadily improved in recent years due to soaring hybrids - to replace an SLR camera you need a viewfinder. Becoming better defined, these sights are found on the most impressive devices like the LX100. Sony has however proved with its RX100 Mark III it was possible to integrate into devices in pocket format. The current quality level viewfinders finally satisfying and we already seen arriving on non-expert ranges, such as ultra-zoom Compact Digital Cameras « normal ».


This comparison deals with a kind of compact experts: the housings equipped with a normal zoom. This is important because in addition to these conventional devices, two other types were developed: fixed focal length compact experts and experts in Compact Digital powerful zoom.

The first category - Compact Digital fixed focal experts - take large sensor (APS-C or full-frame) and optical high-flying fixed equipment that allows them to tu reflex cameras. But the lack of zoom intends them to an audience more expert, able to settle for a 28 mm or 35 mm. These devices are called X100T Fujifilm, Sony RX1R Mark II, Ricoh GR II, Leica Q, Sigma DP2 Quattro, etc. Sharp devices, limited use, but incredibly attractive for many photographers.

The second category, that of « bridges experts » offers the image quality of an expert compact (or an SLR) but with a zoom more powerful than the standard. Emerging as «invented» in 2013, this category might have a bright future because it combines image quality, good ergonomics «to SLR camera» and good quality / zoom, conventional bridges often with disappointing image quality and compact experts insufficient zoom range for many users. These two categories will be later comparative dedicated.

The following ranking is drawn from a permanent comparison of compact cameras experts who gets different scores for each product. Of course the image quality is noted (colors, mounted ISO) but also factors such as ergonomics, speed of use (speed menus, development speed) or the quantity / and quality! of the functionalities.

Finally, the appreciation of the tester also weighs quite heavy - about 25% of the note - for the simple reason that a camera is a creative tool that we take almost for granted. More subjective test a TV, the camera test necessarily takes into account the fun we had to use the object.

Here are the top 10 best models according to tests conducted until October 17, 2016.

10. Fujifilm X-Q2

Fujifilm X-Q2

Slim format, so very easy to slip into the pocket of a shirt, the XQ2 is part of the range of "elegant", with a retro design & clean. His two technical strengths are the quality of jpeg color and overall responsiveness of the device, always ready to shoot and quick to make the point (in daylight). The rise in high sensitivity is not great, the fault too small sensor. Price: $ 379.

9. Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1

If he had to give up large sensor 1 inch for reasons of price and size, 1 on the Stylus offers a rare power zoom Compact Digital among experts: a x10,7 zoom, which is now rivaled by that of the TZ100. Experts of the Compact Digital, it recovers RAW mode and a bright optical over the entire focal length (f / 2.8). And (big) bonus in addition to its swiveling screen, it has a quality electronic viewfinder. Price: $ 569.

08. Panasonic Lumix TZ100

Panasonic Lumix TZ100

Theoretically the Lumix TZ100 is the last scion of a series  Compact candy dedicated to travel. In truth, the TZ100 is a mutant: the large sensor classic 1 inch range, it adds a x10 zoom, magnification unprecedented power in a small package. If its sheer image quality is slightly less than the leaders in the category - he had to sacrifice a bit of sharpness and brightness on the altar of the zoom power, it is the most versatile of the competition and offers all the experts refinements: electronic viewfinder, 4K video, RAW mode, etc. Price: $ 699. 

7. Canon PowerShot G7X

Take RX100 Mark II, give the rotating screen more flexibility (for selfies), pass the all-metal finish that Canon has the secret and you get a nice compact expert in the line of PowerShot S. Nothing innovative well, but the copy is clean. Attention to energy consumption: in normal mode it only holds 200 pictures, the eco fashion is not a luxury. And the purchase of one (or two) battery (s) extra (s) may soon be necessary when you get out of the cities (hiking, etc.) Price: $ 569. 

6. Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Mark II

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Mark II

Evolution of the first RX100 This Mark II has a swivel screen, Wi-Fi and a more sensitive sensor. Between an older Mark I and Mark III a very expensive, the Mark II still has meaning and therefore remains at the Sony catalog. That is, if it is a safe bet. Price: $ 475.

05. Canon PowerShot G5X

Canon PowerShot G5X

Superbly constructed, the PowerShot compact G5X is the most serious ever produced expert Canon recent years. His exemplary construction quality, this is probably the sturdiest of this ranking - actually a device that has no qualms to take anywhere. Its viewfinder is excellent and very good optics. Too bad that autonomy is so feeble and Canon will be kept to a minimum in terms of features - no 4K video for example. Price: $ 849.

4. Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Mark III

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Mark III

King of miniaturization, Sony has managed to integrate an electronic viewfinder and a rotating screen in a housing that fits in a jacket pocket, a real feat. Taking advantage of the same sensor as the RX100 Mark II, this new version introduces an even brighter optics. We must realize the amount of integrated technologies to accept that such a small device is also expensive. Price: $ 749.  

3. Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

With his «small» and its optical sensor to moderate specifications (f / 2-2.8), the X30 does not look. Except that engineers Fuji, uncompromising with the image quality, made miracles: the pictures are beautiful, well-stitched, the beautiful colors and the small electronic viewfinder does the job. Compact, strong and not too expensive, it is one of our favorites. Price: $ 529.

2. Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark IV

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark IV

Based on the RX100 Mark III, Mark IV version of this advantage of the same rotating screen and a very good retractable electronic viewfinder which provides an even faster speed AF, 4K video and video modes slowed up to 1,000 frames per second. A compact housing that performance that only suffers from one defect: a very high price. Price: $ 1,050.

1. Panasonic Lumix LX100

Panasonic Lumix LX100

The LX100 is a demonstration of the expertise of Panasonic. With its large sensor Micro 4/3 (larger than 1 inch Sony!), it offers the same definition 12 Mpix in all formats (4/3, 3/2, 16/9, etc.) and great picture quality. Besides its rich equipment (AF competition, electronic viewfinder, touch screen, etc.), it is the only film in 4K. Price: $ 759.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Hybrid PC offer greater flexibility in the use of Windows, and are thus suitable for many uses. But which one to choose among all the references available? Here are the ten best models of the moment according to the tests ourselves.

Marginal before the arrival of Windows 8 and 8.1, hybrid PC invaded ranges of builders in two years. and Windows 10 accelerated the movement. Indeed, Microsoft designed Windows 8 to be almost entirely driven with the fingertips. builders have first had the idea, as Lenovo and its Yoga, the development of devices whose screen is mounted on hinges that allow it to rotate 360 ° around the keyboard. the screen and easily found the back of the machine, facilitating a tablet use.

Thereafter, the fertile imagination of engineers gave birth to laptops equipped with a detachable touch screen, half tablet, half computer, hoping to offer the best of both worlds. a wager more or less light depending on the models and brands.


They are «hybrids», «convertible», «2 in 1» or «4 in 1», all PCs have two things in common. the first is their touchscreen, third wheel of the car for navigation. for, it is clear that after several hours of use without key to put in the fingers, it is impossible to properly grasp and quickly longer texts. the touch, like a tablet, finds its utility when surfing on the Internet, or that we show photos or videos or friends. 

Second Common to all these machines, they are perfectly capable of running apps necessities, without slowing, and even more at the same time for some references. However, for large programs of photo editing or video, we must focus on the most high-end models because usually with Intel Core i3 to Core i7 processors. If the coveted convertible is equipped with an Atom or Core M, the options are more limited. 


Finally, tackle the sensitive issue of autonomy. If Android tablet or iPad can keep up more than ten hours without worry, this is not the case of our beloved Windows hybrids. We conduct several tests, simulating all of the various activities performed on the machine, with a more or less high illumination intensity and network exchanges, or very little support. Result, detachable are mostly less durable than portable PC contortionists. There are a few exceptions to the rule but they are rare.


Transform an iPad (Air or not) or iPad Mini Small «computer» was possible by adding a Bluetooth keyboard or cover with integrated keyboard. But with the arrival of the iPad Pro last fall, followed by iPad Pro 9.7 inches, Apple takes, too, the way of convertible ... although he denies it. Thus, like its competitor Microsoft, the Cupertino book XL slate without a keyboard but also without stylus. Both accessories to buy extra. 

No Mac OS X here, but iOS 9, the same system as slates and smartphones of the brand. herefore remains confined to the application park from the App Store. No doubt the arrival of the device gives ideas to large both publishers and independent to enable users of Pro iPad to fully exploit the power of labor but also the power components enclosed in the slate. 

Despite the release of iPad Pro, absent from this comparison because impossible to test the Windows 10 and therefore to have a common basis for comparison with the PC, the convertible remains only ... PC precisely. So here's our Top 10 of, based only on machines tested by us.



Released right after the Pro version of Surface 3 wants the perfect tablet for students. Delivered with Office, it is equipped with the latest Intel Atom processors (x7) and a 10.8-inch screen on which all apps are displayed without worry. She even surprised us when we had to decode 4K and run multiple applications simultaneously. Unfortunately, the stylus and keyboard are sold separately. Count $ 50 for the first and 150 USD for the second. So the price of all exceed 800 USD. Finally autonomy side, the area 3 is doing honorably but fails to get a place among the good tablet and stays away laptops. Hence his tenth place.

Price manufacturer: 599 USD



If we appreciated the proven strength of the casing and the power delivered by the Intel platform this Dell Inspiron 13 5000 Series, we have some reservations about his ability to get a place in the highly saturated segment hybrid laptops. He entered the rankings in ninth place. rear position he owes to autonomy and a fair bit to its touch screen, whose quality does not convince.

Price manufacturer: from 600 USD



At the same time beautiful and fine, Radius 12 Toshiba is one of the last representatives of the high-end PC of the Japanese brand in the global ground. To recall, Toshiba stops all PC activity in our country but it Radius continues to be commercially available. Like the vast majority of machines of this top 10, it is a convertible tablet half and half PC. His 12.5-inch screen is really good, the best in the ranking, ideal for enjoying videos and pictures without distortion of images or colors. Only concern, disabling for mobile machine its endurance is not quite at its price. 

Price manufacturer: from 899 USD



The Microsoft Surface Pro tablet 4 fall to seventh place it is clear that its small size of 12.3 inches and the good quality of its screen fail altogether to save its hardware can not play the card of the novelty since competition has largely caused to migrate references on Skylake Intel platform. and autonomy, is not satisfactory for a camera of this price. finally, the Redmond giant continues to offer its input device ... optional! So add 150 USD for the keyboard in 1450 requested for the Surface Pro 4 for an ultraportable hybrid worthy of the name.

Price manufacturer: Approx $ 1450 + $ 150 for the keyboard

6. HP SPECTRE X2 12 (12-A000NF)

HP SPECTRE X2 12 (12-A000NF)

The Spectre 12 x2 is a copy, much less expensive in some surface Pro 4, its entry-level version. However, this is HP, meanwhile, comes with backlit keyboard and pen to write on the 12-inch touch screen (Full HD) which is not the case with slate star of Microsoft, regardless of its version. On this small spectrum, we enjoyed the finish of the foot and the deployment system of the latter, but also the presence of two USB Type-C, one for charging the battery of the machine.  Battery which, incidentally, holds all awake between 6 h 30 and 8 h 30 depending on the uses and stresses on the configuration certainly cut out for the usual tasks and not 3D. Which is pretty good.

Price manufacturer: from 1000 USD



Yoga 900 Lenovo gets the fifth position in our ranking. this convertible contortionist is proposed from 1500 USD, and has strong arguments to convince: Intel Core i5 or Core i7 latest, between 8 and 16 GB of memory but, especially, 256 to 512 GB SSD based models. Endurance is not left since between 6 and 8 hours according to our protocols. one big shadow to the blackboard the 13.3-inch touch screen qHD + (3200 by 1800 pixels) was considered of poor quality by our test probe. And at this price, it does not forgive! 

Price manufacturer: from 1500 USD



At size 10 inches and sold at a small price, the Transformer Book T100HA ranks fourth in the top. Yet this small hybrid Windows 10 is not a powerhouse, its Atom x5 processor is not capable of feats. It is thanks to the excellent battery life (almost 10 hours), to its compactness or at the very good quality of its screen that manages to get a place among the "big". The version we tested late 2015 remained to catalog Asus ... and is even extended in some stores for the autumn. Other versions with 4GB of memory and / or 128 GB of eMMC storage are planned at the advertised prices between 350 and $ 400. 

Price manufacturer: from USD 300



Surface Book. Here is the first laptop hybrid Official of Microsoft design. And for our first contact with the beast, we had the most high-end version of its creation. The result for the offer, it costs almost 3000 USD. At this price, however we have a very good processor, memory galore, a large SSD and finally a graphics card housed in the keyboard part. That proves otherwise very pleasant to use. In the box, the device is still in the game and makes handwriting input on the screen of ease. Screen that shows exceptional quality, that we would like to find more often on laptops. With an autonomy range between 7 and 8 h 45, he won the "Good" mention as our tests. But crack at this price is difficult, even if the device seduced. 

Price manufacturer: from 1000 USD 

2. HP SPECTRE X360 13 (13-4204NF)

HP SPECTRE X360 13 (13-4204NF)

HP is positioned on the second step of the podium with the Spectre x360 13 new generation. On the form, this unit almost not change, with a 13.3-inch touch screen mounted on hinges which allows it to rotate 360 ° and stick to the back of the machine. The model we tested is a bit special because is equipped with an OLED panel! Normally much better than the widespread IPS panels, it actually offers a contrast ratio "abysmal" but brightness, more timid. Too bad for a machine of this price. Other good points, we must also stress the right cocktail of components and the really conclusive autonomy: nearly 9 hours of video playback, screen thoroughly.

Price: from $ 1,800



Samsung had said the PC in Europe, it's over! Fortunately, the Korean income is exceptionally his decision and markets the Galaxy S TabPro on the Old Continent. This is a Galaxy tablet in Windows 10 that actually is a hybrid PC thanks to its magnetic keyboard. This TabPro increases from PC to tablet in a jiffy. Here is a hybrid we'd like to see more often. It is not power that we put in his eyes, because this device is modest, its main role consists in overcoming common tasks. His first real strength, Super AMOLED is its 12-inch display (2160 by 1440 pixels), which technically makes to blush with shame all other devices in this roundup. The second feature of the Galaxy S TabPro is undoubtedly its autonomy: nearly 10 hours of video playback. Almost a record on search. To note, the price is down $ 200 on average this autumn: a very good deal. 

Price manufacturer: $ 1,000

Saturday, September 24, 2016


The future high-end smartphone from Samsung boarded a GPU ARM Mali-G71, whose power would be 1.8 times higher than the current Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

While the problems concerning the Galaxy Note 7 (read our review of the Galaxy Note 7) are still among the hot topics, replaced with models that work poorly, Samsung Galaxy S8 is again talking about him. There are ten days as to forget the failure (or at least distract) the launch of its latest PHABLET, rumors indicated that Samsung could advance the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8. If it should not be released until next year, SamMobile seems to know a little more about the graphics power of the future high-end smartphone from Samsung.



The new processor, dubbed Exynos 8895 will be accompanied by a graphics chip ARM Mali-G71 that qualifies SamMobile 1.8 times higher performance than the Mali-T880 MP12 integrated with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

A power that will allow the smartphone to run any game, play videos and 4K, as is the trend, manage without too much difficulty virtual reality applications. This is also one of the benefits of its new ARM architecture Bifrost, optimized for virtual reality and 4K. Which then allows to reinforce the rumor that the Samsung Galaxy S8 could integrate a touchscreen 4K. Finally, according to SamMobile, the GPU operates at 850 MHz and is etched by 16 nm. No indication is made instead on its energy consumption. 

Whether to take new rumors lightly, it is a sacred power that looks to the future flagship of Samsung. Roll on the first results of tests ...

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Thinner than any other PHABLET, Moto Z is also a highly modular model. Unfortunately for him, his finesse is also a disadvantage: its battery is far from the more durable the market.

First high end model of Motorola designed entirely under the banner of its new owner Lenovo, Moto Z is characterized by a system of additional modules. We will soon return to these accessories. We will content ourselves, in this testing, we look at the pure performance of the smartphone.

With only 5.2 mm thick, Moto Z ranks as one of the thinnest smartphones on the market. It must be acknowledged, the effect is really striking when taken in hand. Unfortunately, such a design implies that the Photo block exceeds the back cover prominently.

Another defect: very sharp edges that make the sometimes unpleasant handling. The smartphone is fortunately comes with a magnetic protective cover (This is the same mounting system present on the Mods) which is pressed to the back. If it helps give the mobile a more pleasant hand made, it increases, however, the overall thickness of the device.



On the low range, we also note the absence of audio jack. If this makes you think about the iPhone 7, it's normal, it's exactly the same principle as Lenovo adopted here. Except that the audio signal transmission is not done via a Lightning port, but by USB Type-C. To remedy this lack, the manufacturer has also included in its box a USB Type-C to Jack Adapter.

We will necessarily use this device with headphones come with the smartphone, their connections remaining jack. For consistency, we can forget. Other ergonomic inconvenience the cable of quick charger, very cumbersome moreover, is crimped into the outlet. so it is impossible to use it to connect the Moto Z to a computer. A choice really not practical that requires the user to purchase a second USB Type-C cable, for example, synchronize the phone with a computer.


On the interface, the manufacturer has chosen to continue the policy that made its previous models very pleasant to use. The Moto Z and uses almost no overlay on its Android 6, inherited a choice from Google few years, at the time when the US giant acquired with the manufacturer. This especially enables faster deployment updates of the operating system. 

Use side, we note the presence of a fingerprint reader at the bottom of the screen. Devoid of mechanics, it is not a real button, plus a touchpad. However, it can pause the device (or unlock) when used leaving his finger placed on it during a big second.

Question screen, Lenovo has here chosen to equip this model of a slab AMOLED Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) 5.5-inch. As always with this technology black are perfect. The brightness rises in return only 375 cd / m². This is significantly worse than the Galaxy S adopts the same AMOLED technology but manage to exceed 600 cd / m².


The display is managed by classical Adreno 530 graphics chip coupled to the processor Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm, clocked here at 1.8GHz, when competitors using the same processor usually choose a speed of 2.2 GHz. This choice is wise to use. The processor and especially its graphics chip proves sufficiently powerful for navigating the interface is ultra fluid, like 3D games. The test with the application Epic Citadel, one reaches also the 60 frames per second, without noting any slowdown after several tens of minutes. This attests to a great technical mastery from the Chinese manufacturer, especially with a Quad HD display. 

With a form factor of such finesse difficult for Lenovo to cram in this Moto Z a huge battery. This is only a model of 2600 mAh which team so this smartphone, away from the usual capabilities of these large formats. This feels so logically on the results of our versatile test where the model performs only 7 hours 18 m. It is in much better fate in communications with 26 hours 21m, but the overall autonomy remains very mixed. The choice to curb the processor at 1.8GHz nonetheless limited the damage.

We could say much the same of photographs taken with the 13-megapixel sensor Moto Z. Rather good in the light, they are marking time as soon as the last drop. However, it remains in the top of the basket of the Photo quality, but without reaching the performance of a Galaxy S6 or S7, for example. Small also regret the video side: if the image is stabilized it is still too choppy and distorted for a smartphone price level. Finally, note that the 5-megapixel sensor on the front accompanied him as a flash to make selfies in the dark.

Moto Z Very powerful, with a beautiful display, but less convincing as to its autonomy and photos skills, Moto Z remains, after all, if not a total success, at least an extremely attractive smartphone. It is furthermore helped by interesting design and modularity.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sony Xperia X Compact, Best In Everything Except Photo

If the new smartphone from Sony impresses on many aspects (display, performance, battery life), it was expected on a particular point: the photo. Unfortunately, the manufacturer remains entangled in his choixtechniques still amazing.

This is already the fourth model of the Year of the series Xperia X. Unveiled at IFA in Berlin at the end of August, the Sony Xperia X Compact inaugurates new brand Photo device in which much hope is placed. It is supposed to reduce the backlog in the field by Sony.

When the out of the box for the first time, it is first seduced by its design and color "blue haze" of our exemplary, such as Sony has christened. It is also available in black and white, much more classic colors. The catch in hand is pleasant, despite the exclusive use of plastic to its hull. The finish is beautiful and does not suffer any default. We simply note its thickness of 9.5 mm, larger than competing models. But it allows, for example, the lens of the camera not to exceed the hull, as now on almost all smartphones. Note also the absence waterproofing on this model, unlike its big brother, the sony Xperia XZ.  

Sony Xperia X Compact


Note that the screen still occupies as little space on the front. The bands top, bottom, sides are always important, just like what Apple also be still with his iPhone. This plays on the footprint of the phone and is not involved in its compactness. However, Sony delivers here a 4.6-inch HD panel in good order. It offers a brightness of 526 cd / m² and a contrast of 1143: 1. The manufacturer is therefore continuing its habits in the area of the display that will make the screen readable in all circumstances, including in the sun

Question performance, midrange Snapdragon processor 650 to 1.8 GHz coupled with a HD display only promises rather good results especially in terms of 3D performance. They are excellent reality. Never the sony Xperia X Compact is be found wanting There have been no slowdown at the interface navigation. Its Adreno 510 graphics chip turns out to be perfect for 3D games which do not undergo any stutters. This is confirmed by our tests with Epic Citadel smartphone application that displays 58 frames per second. Best of all, the entire manages the heat very well and has never unpleasant in hand.


Another pleasant surprise: autonomy. The Xperia X Compact and its battery of 2700 mAh realize 9 am to 15 our versatile test and 22 h 13 in communication. Good scores, especially compared to the rest of the Xperia range that had disappointed us on this point. One could thus compare the Xperia X, it also equipped with a Snapdragon processor 650 and a nearly equivalent battery of 2620 mAh, who had reached only 7 h 13 to our versatile test. The use of a Full HD screen, more resource hungry, surely has played a negative role.

Finally comes the question of the photo characterized by two points: the application responsiveness and image quality achieved. Was repeated for several generations of Xperia, Sony has a concern about the image processing time. After pressing the shutter button, the result is only available to two seconds later. Certainly not enough to make the phone unusable, but still baffling at a time when the competition offers a snapshot.


Despite Sony's efforts on this Sony Xperia X Compact thanks to the triple image detection helping a tune actually very fast focus we found exactly the same shortcomings as the previous models. We even compared to the reactivity of the Xperia X tested last June and since updated. But the conclusion remains the same, both models are equally slow to process the image. 

On the second point, there either, no particular improvement in image quality. Sony still uses its "smart" mode to deliver only a default image to 8 megapixels, built from the 23-megapixel sensor. This process is supposed to improve the quality of shots, but finally made that slow processing. The Sony Xperia X Compact remains still lagging behind compared to the best models on the market. 

If the photos are far from bad, they do not offer, despite everything, not even a stung Galaxy S7 or iPhone 6s, both high in low light. Thus the repeat again, it is urgent that Sony software review its approach to photography, strange for a company that provides some of the best devices of the market and its team of sensors of many smartphone brands.


Although more successful than previous Xperia X, thanks to a much better managed autonomy, smartphone, however, leaves a sense of unfinished business. The fault still and always the quality of the photos, a notch below the best market players. When Sony will solve this problem, the company will finally be able to play on equal terms with its competitors.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

HTC Makes The Buzz Around The Release Of Desire 10

The upcoming smartphone from the Taiwanese brand could arrive in two versions with a richly equipped.

That's ten days that HTC turned up the heat around an event which will run September 20, 2016. The brand should present the HTC Desire 10.

HTC Desire 10

After a teaser «showing» a fingerprint sensor accompanied by the hashtag #BeEdgier, then another revealing some smartphone design (rounded contours and gold line on the perimeter) HTC has released a third where we can see an optical image and the number 150. It could be the angular coverage of the device, which would make it the equivalent of a super wide angle. Awesome!

These are, for now, the only "official" information on this smartphone. For the rest, we must be content with leaks and rumors. According to them, there are two versions of the HTC Desire 10, a Pro and Lifestyle.

The «HTC Desire 10» Lifestyle offer a HD screen of 5.5 inches. It would be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage space. It should run on Android Marshmallow and have two sensors picture 13 Mpix and 5. Both would be able to film in 1080p.

About the «HTC Desire 10» Pro, it should also offer a 5.5-inch screen but this time in Full HD. This remains very uncertain. Other sources based on a page GFX Bench, longer see a 5.1 inch screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels. The HTC Desire Pro 10 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 accompanied by 4GB of RAM and offer 32 or 64 GB of storage space.

With a bit of luck, other information, we will not fail to relay emerge by the conference of HTC.

Sources: SlashGear 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Apple Keynote: The 7 Major New Features iPhone 7

We waited an iPhone not really exciting, however Apple opera some significant changes to its smartphone. Summary of the Apple keynote in 7 important points.

Apple Keynote iPhone 7

1. Design

For the first time after a two-year cycle, Apple has not fundamentally changed the form factor of a smartphone. To make up this lack, the manufacturer has yet attempted to bring out the big artillery aesthetic. Two details can thus be highlighted. The first is the finish "black jays," and thus fully polished glossy appearance. The second is the integration of the camera sensor, set within the casing in a ring carved directly into the mass. Finally, we note the removal of parts of the antenna that stood in the back cover. 

2. Camera

This is one of the most important developments of the iPhone 7. Optical stabilization is now used on both models, while the aperture of the lens goes to f / 1.8. But it is especially the dual sensor of the iPhone 7 Plus that challenges. It combines a wide angle and standard focal length corresponding to the perception7. from the human eye. This allows optical zoom x2 and x10 digital zoom.

3. Home Button

Central element of the iPhone interface, the home button had not really changed since the first model in 2007. IPhone 7, Apple is inspired by the Force Touch trackpads on MacBook and MacBook Pro to design a central button-free mechanics. It is now a vibration that will simulate activation. It will also be programmed with shortcuts to predetermined actions and can also work with third party applications.

4. Waterproof

Apple was late on that point, compared with Sony and Samsung, none of his iPhone was never sealed. This version 7 henceforth responds to the norm of IP67. This means it is sealed against dust and can spend up to 30 minutes within one meter of water. 

5. The end of the jack

Another event planned by rumors for months: the complete disappearance of the audio jack. The EarPods shipped in the box available henceforth a Lightning port. They will be accompanied by a Lightning adapter towards jack to use the old helmets. Others can use the Bluetooth connection or the new «Wireless» Apple coupled with new AirPods headphones and a range of Beats headphones.

6. Speakers

Apple also set a speaker on each side of the screen. Like other manufacturers (HTC has done for a long time). This allows especially to enjoy a stereo effect. Apple also announced that the volume will be doubled compared to the iPhone 6s.

7. A10 Fusion Processor

Finally, the heart of the smartphone is obviously updated. The new processor - which is adorned with the suffix «Fusion» - has four cores. Two are dedicated to the performance, while the other two are trimmed for energy efficiency. They will be asked about such low-intensive tasks such as reading e-mails. This allows Apple to promise autonomy rising. The iPhone 7 would allow two hours of use in addition to the iPhone 6s, while the iPhone 7 Plus would gain an hour compared to the iPhone 6s Plus. IPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available for pre-order on 9 September and delivered from September 16. They are available in 32, 128 and 256 GB at the respective prices from 769, 879 and 989 USD (909 USD in 1019 and 1129). Be between 20 and 50 USD more than the models of last year.


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