After a harsh-edged, box-like design of Sony’s recent smartphones, the Sony Xperia XZ 2 brings a welcome reprieve on the design front. There’s no denying that the XZ 2 is an absolute stunner!
The Aluminium uni-body design, complete with a slightly curved rear and softly rounded edges and corners. It fits comfortably in your palm, and it wont make an enemy of your jean pockets either.
The camera improvements with a 19 megapixels that can shoot in 4K HDR as well as slow-mo made at up to 960 frames per second. Meanwhile the front camera lets you take 3D selfies
Sony Xperia XZ 2 Specifications
- Front/Back glass (Gorilla glass 5) and Aluminium frame
- IP65/IP68 Certified dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
- 5.7 Inch size, 83.8 cm2
- 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 Ratio
- Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
- Internal memory 64GB 4/6GB RAM Expandable microSD up to 400GB
- Primary camera is 19MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″)
- Secondary camera is 5MP (f/2.2, 1/5″), gyro EIS, 1080p
- Non-removable 3180 mAh battery
- Fingerprint (rear mounted),
- Color spectrum
- Face/smile detection
The world is in a race to deploy the next generation of wireless technology, known as “fifth generation” or “5G”, which promises ultra-high mobile internet speeds and greater capacity
3GPP= The 3rd Generation Partnership Project, is a collaboration between groups of telecommunications associations, known as the organizational partners. whose purpose is to define the industry standards for technologies that would succeed the 4G LTE standard.
Earlier this year 3GPP officially announced that 5G would become the official name for the next generation of mobile connectivity technologies that would fix the flaws of its predecessor today’s 4G technologies like LTE and LTE – Advance.
5G are still being bedded down internationally Comsol CEO Mr Lain Stevenson believes the time is right to launch a network in South Africa. A new mobile generation has opened approximately every 9 years since the first 1G system in 1982.
SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom), along with Huawei Technologies, successfully carried out South Asia’s first comprehensive field trial of Pre-5G LTE Advanced Pro technology, laying the groundwork for the next generation of broadband technologies. They used a technology called Advanced Carrier Aggregation Technology where multiple LTE carriers can be used in tandem, thus increasing the overall data throughput. Using this technology, SLT successfully reached a downlink speed of 855.9 Mbit/s in TD-LTE 2500 MHz band. They also achieved a latency of 5.5 milliseconds, thus beating the record of 15 milliseconds latency, which is the current latency for existing LTE Advanced networks.
Most definitions of 5G assume that it will provide some combination of (1) high speed, (2) low latency, (3) the ability to use high frequencies well above 6 GHz, and (4) the ability to support huge numbers of users (some of which will be machines rather than human users) and applications. Some applications require high bandwidth and low latency; many machine-to-machine applications, by contrast, require only modest bandwidth, but imply the need to support huge numbers of devices.
The next wave of mobile network innovation is provoking great excitement in the industry. And indeed, there is substantial potential for improvement. However, the exact form of the technology and the appropriate policy support are still far from clear. And we should beware of over-ambitious promises about the impact and uptake of new network technologies.
The technical means of implementing this wide range of capabilities is still very much a work in progress… All we can do now is wait and see once released, all we need is faster connectivity and less data usage..
Mobile network provider MTN will slash data rates down to 29 cents per megabyte on its lowest tariff.
MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa said on Thursday the 30th of November 2017 that the network would be cutting data costs to 29c for its “Accidental users” who typically use less than 5MB per month, and those who use more can now expect to pay 60c out-of-bundle.
“We have been investing heavily in our network infrastructure, because customers are the basis of our network,” Motsa said.
During the same announcement Jacqui O’Sullivan, head of corporate affairs executive at MTN SA, said that, from Friday the 1st of December 2017, customers would be able to purchase 1GB data bundles through the network’s cellphone app for R49 which will be valid for a week.
Motsa added that MTN wants to drop data rates even further, but can only do this with more spectrum allocation.
“We would like to see out-of-bundle data drop even further for our customers and every time we have the opportunity to engage with government we ask for more spectrum to be released, because we understand the positive impact that more spectrum allocation has on the SA GDP,” Motsa said.
During his mini budget, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research had completed a study on spectrum availability and open access on behalf of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services. The delay in allocating telecommunications spectrum constrains growth across the economy.
Lack of radio frequency limits the ability of businesses to deploy new technologies, and contributes to the high cost of broadband.
In comparison, and according to independent research, SA fares reasonably well compared to other African countries, which pay a higher price per gigabyte.
Come over to the bright side as MTN is getting in touch with the human emotion and giving its consumers exactly what they needed!
Y’ello! We understand that data can be quite hefty on the pocket. And knowing how inseparable you and Twitter can be, due to all the trends keeping you constantly in the loop, you really can’t afford to miss out on anything. It’s for this reason that we have brought you free Twitter, which has been doing absolutely great!
You can retweet, love, follow, unfollow and set your profile picture, up to fair usage of 500MB per day. Once you have reached your 500MB limit, you will be charged normal data rates.
Free Twitter SMS will still be available to you. So, don’t despair, we’ve still got your back. And to remind you; Twitter SMS is exactly like the Twitter you use on your web browser or app, but instead of using your data, you will receive SMS tweets from the people you have signed up to follow.
How exactly does it work? All you have to do is sign up and simply SMS the Twitter handle you would like to follow to 30002, for free! Here is an example: SMS MTNza to 30002. Follow the quick registration process, and voila; from then on, you will receive all the tweets made by the Twitter handle you followed via SMS. Find out more here.
Have fun with your 500MB of free Twitter!
WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing communication apps in the world today. People share messages, photo’s, videos, reminders and other important information every day. It has already replaced sms’s and mms’s, and is becoming the fastest and cheapest way of communication in the world. Group chats and other features make it even more relevant to everybody who owns a smartphone, especially since it’s very user friendly and convenient to use.
All across the world, and even more so in countries like South Africa, WhatsApp provides a cheaper and very effective way for small (and other) business communication. Besides the fact that an overpowering number of small businesses in our country simply do not have the luxury of the internet, access to e-mail facilities, landlines or even an office, WhatsApp provides a fast and simple way of communication.
It’s a great way to communicate with customers and/or clients. Response time is usually quick, and you can receive replies to business communications or orders responding to advertisements placed on WhatsApp within seconds.
You can manage your whole business with WhatsApp, from suppliers to internal business communications to customer and/or client communications.
Bigger companies use WhatsApp for quick and effective communication with staff members as well as clients. It can be used to schedule meetings, confirm meetings, following up on urgent tasks, providing important information and so much more. Business owners and managers are also able to see exactly when a message is read, enabling them to manage more closely.
Instead of having an e-mail list, a business can have a WhatsApp list instead. This is ideal to communicate with new clients, manage existing clients, and to provide loyal clients and/or customers with frequent business or product updates.
You can create messages to include basic reporting, updates, news, product information, photos of products, contact details, banking details, etc. You can even attach documents and other information. Complaints can be addressed in seconds, giving you the chance to fix problems sooner than later.
WhatsApp is a powerful and wonderful tool for communication across the board. Because it’s so simple to use, not to mention cost effective, it’s no longer just a social app, but also a very important and useful business app.