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The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

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The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

With new phones being released frequently it is quite rare to find something that catches your eye immediately. But with the Samsung Galaxy A80, this happened way before I even got my hands on one. Why, do you ask? Well, it is something different, isn’t it? Not to say that innovation has not been rampant of late BUT with the A80 it’s a tangible innovation – not just software or camera pixels.

Let’s get past the tech talk quick. This device places just below the premium top tier space but, you wouldn’t say so. Packing a punch with 8GB RAM (yes 8GB RAM) I have never had the pleasure of such a smooth user experience, quick and fast – just what you want on the go. The Samsung Galaxy A80 has 128GB onboard memory and although it is lacking a memory card slot 128GB is solid – the average user will not exceed this in my opinion.

You get a 3700mAh battery and the phone is supported by Fast Charge at 25W. I tested the device to the hilt and found the battery performed very well. I was concerned that the battery may be a bit small to support all the functionality but after fully charging up on a Friday night after a full day’s use it only dropped to 81%.

For those who do not use their phone very often, with low usage, I  managed to get a 7-day standby time and only saw the battery dropping by 20%. This phone is efficient with power.

 

The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

 

If this hasn’t got you interested yet the design most will. Some will call it heavy – I call it solid. It is not uncomfortable to operate one-handed and really isn’t that much heavier than your average device. Yes, it is a bit thicker, but the beautiful glass design and metal frame make it worth it.

The real kicker here though is the display. I kept coming back to it and honestly it had my friends mesmerized. At 6.7 inch you are bordering on tablet territory, but this display is notch-less and almost completely bezel-less – a new Infinity Display. This is the most screen real estate I have seen on a device. They have managed this by building their Selfie Camera into the main camera and using a rotating mechanism to pop up and out when it is selfie time.

The Super AMOLED Full HD+ display provided a vibrant colour and great viewing experience. Now not as highly spec’d as your top range devices I really don’t think this will matter to most users – it certainly didn’t to me. Honestly, this display will speak to all content viewers be it the occasional Facebook user, Content Uploader or your “bored at work” Netflix watcher.

Another excellent feature currently only found on flagship devices is the in-display fingerprint sensor. Yes, this device has it.

Unfortunately, due to the innovation, there is a concern as to the exclusion of an IP rating (one can only assume it is due to the moving parts required for the rotating camera) and the possibility of not being able to find a cover. Samsung has also excluded a headphone jack but quite honestly for me, this is no longer the biggest deal.

The design mixes old school charm with new-age innovation and I personally salute Samsung on this incredible creation.

 

The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

Now let’s get to the camera. Off the bat, the rear camera gives you a triple 48MP + 8MP + TOF camera. The 8MP works with your ultra-wide-angle and your TOF camera provide great 3D depth – excellent for Live Focus and Background Blur. And best of all you get all of these on the Selfie camera as well. No more balancing act to use your back camera – simply flip the switch wait for the camera to flip and there you go! It may just be me, but I found looking at the pictures almost like looking at the scene with the naked eye – but clearer.

All the usual suspects performed brilliantly (Panorama, Slo-Mo, Live Focus,) with no lag and performed commendably in low light conditions.

Again, and I can’t stress this enough – I was blown away by the camera. The clarity and colour of the images and the ease of use make it a home run for me. I tested Live Focus and Live Focus Video with great success. This camera creates magic – take my word for it!

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A80 has added a new software feature in its Intelligent Performance Enhancer. Essentially what this does is uses AI to learn your routine and adjusts your CPU, RAM and battery usage to enhance the performance of your phone. I didn’t have the phone long enough to test this but judging the fact my battery is still going strong and based on all the other features I can only assume it’s the real deal!

I think Samsung has really nailed it with this one. This device is so exciting, easy to use and remarkable that I will be very surprised if it doesn’t land on thousands of Christmas Wish Lists this year. It is certainly going on mine!

 

Cellucity was officially founded in 1994, but its foundations were being laid from as early as 1991. Well before cellular technology had become mainstream. From its humble beginnings, Cellucity has grown into one of the most trusted and respected mobile phone retailers, winning multiple retail awards and employing over 400 staff across Europe and South Africa.
Cellucity is always on the look-out for the latest in cellular and tech products – from chargers, cables, power banks with, SIM cards and phones, with an experienced procurement team that handpick the very best and exclusive products from the highest quality manufacturers and suppliers around the world.
Shopping online with Cellucity.com is designed to be as easy and informative as possible. Whether you are browsing for product information or just looking for online shopping convenience, our online store has been developed just for you.

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ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference

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energea widisc wireless charger

ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference

The simple charging cable – while still a useful little tool I am sure we can all be honest- they were very last year! Anyone and I mean anyone who has ever owned a phone will no doubt be able to regale you with tales of frayed cables and scientific calculations on which way to put the darned thing in without damaging your port.

With the introduction of wireless charging (albeit on certain devices only) the need for the cable is fast disappearing. Imagine a device that is a one charge fits all. We have it! No need to carry around three different types of cable with our Energea WiDisc 75 Wireless Charger you can pop any Qi-enabled device on and charge away – truly universal charging!

What’s more our charging pad comes enabled with 5W/7.5W and 10W support so no matter what device you have it will automatically detect and charge at your phone’s optimum charging level. For me, having one wireless charger in my home and another at work is fantastic. I don’t have to look around and bend into all sorts of positions to charge my device – I merely pop it down on the charging pad and go about my day.

iPhone or Android – both are welcome. And before the Apple lovers out there look to the more expensive 5W/10W chargers- here’s a secret: Your iPhone 8 or X range charge at an optimum level of 7.5W. 10W charger? No dice- it will revert to the lower and slower 5W. If you are looking for optimal charging, make sure your wireless charger supports 7.5W charging.

ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference

Other cool features on this device are your circuit protection and its non-slip grip. I am sure we can all agree that a cable far outweighs your phone flying through the air and smashing gloriously into the ground. Coupled with this are the lightweight and compact design making it easy to pop in your handbag or briefcase- even pocket in a pinch.

And, an FYI, we have learned that Huawei has developed a wireless charger that will support 15W charging and sport a silicone surface (no slipping off of your phone) However, we can only look forward to this early next year.

 

Cellucity was officially founded in 1994, but its foundations were being laid from as early as 1991. Well before cellular technology had become mainstream. From its humble beginnings, Cellucity has grown into one of the most trusted and respected mobile phone retailers, winning multiple retail awards and employing over 400 staff across Europe and South Africa.
Cellucity is always on the look-out for the latest in cellular and tech products – from chargers, cables, power banks with, SIM cards and phones, with an experienced procurement team that handpick the very best and exclusive products from the highest quality manufacturers and suppliers around the world.
Shopping online with Cellucity.com is designed to be as easy and informative as possible. Whether you are browsing for product information or just looking for online shopping convenience, our online store has been developed just for you.