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Review BQ Aquaris E4.5

I got a BQ Aquaris E4.5 and I’m very happy with it. I’m not an Android fan, I prefer iOS by all means. Anyway this is a review about the phone, not the virtues and defects of Android.

Most relevant phone specks:

OS: Android 4.4
Internal Memory: 8 GB
Ram: 1 GB
Rear camera: 8Mpx
Frontal camera: 5Mpx
CPU: Quad Core Cortex A7 up to 1.3 GHz MediaTek
GPU: Mali 400 up to 500 MHz
Resolution: qHD 540×960 – 240 ppi (HDPI)
Dimensions: 4.5”
Dual SIM

More information here.

The phone comes in a nice box:

Aquaris Box

Some phone porn:

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Compared with an iPhone 4

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These are pixel level porn macro. I wish I could get closer… To appreciate these pictures you must see them in full resolution. Click the link to see them in flickr. I used this macro.

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The screen is really bright and the colours are vivid.

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For 150 Euros this phone is more than I expected. It’s really fast, well finished, well designed, extremely light and robust at the same time. It also comes with an all risk insurance. I don’t know if this insurance is available also outside Spain. I spent some time looking for an Android phone with decent storage, a relatively new version of Android, a decent camera and dual SIM. I couldn’t find one bellow 200 Euros. I thought that BQ could be a crap for that price, but actually it’s much better than some competitors in the same range.

I finally took this short video. Maybe you can see here how fast it is and the quality of the screen.

Some pictures in full resolution taken with the Aquaris. No editing, just straight from the phone.

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The macro is pretty good.

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This one with the frontal camera.

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Devobots available in the App Store!!!

Finally DevoBots is ready for sale in the App Store. Download it here!!

DevoBots App Store

DevoBots is a robot builder and a music synthesizer featuring unreleased Devo music & sounds from their archives. DEVO is an American New Wave band formed in 1972 and since then it has maintained a cult following throughout its existence. It’s not only for DEVO fans, it’s also a nice toy for adults and children, allowing you to create a huge number of robots accompanied with electronic loops recorded back in the 80’s with analog synthesizers.  Continue reading

Nikon D700 review

This camera is not a hot new gear from Nikon, it was produced in July 2008 and until now my D200 worked perfectly. But when time came to make a change, the D700 was the perfect choice. This camera is just amazing! ISO, weight, ergonomics, performance, battery life, just a really good piece of hardware! I got it just one week ago, and these are my first impressions.

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iPhone apps for photography review

Photography with the iPhone relays on two important pillars: the Photographer and the Applications. Taking pictures with an iPhone could be fun or painful. To enjoy the possibilities that this device brings to us, first we need to understand what photography with an iPhone means, and then, we can download the apps that fit our needs.

There are tons of photography apps for the iPhone. I didn’t have time to check all of them. From all the apps that I tried, these are the ones that actually I cannot live without.

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Super Takumar 55mm Pentax lens

The Takumar is the name of a wonderful lens, that the previously Asahi Optical and now Pentax, gave to its lenses.

I bought one for 3000 yen ($33) in a shop in Akihabara (Techno district of Tokyo) that sells junk stuff. The glass is in perfect conditions and the big aperture plus the good ISO performance of the Pentax K-X makes a good combination for nocturne urban photography.

manubrio

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Pentax K-X review

Pentax really shocked me this time. I’m really happy with this camera, it’s amazing, indeed. I would have never imagined that for such a cheap price I could have such a great camera. Of course it has bad things too, but almost none of those “bad” things have a direct impact to the final results, that, by the way, is the most important thing! :)

This is not a pro camera, it’s an entry level one. But to be honest, you can have the same performance as many pro equipments. This camera has really full set of options, a big manual to read and a really huge menu to configure almost anything. BUT the great thing is that Pentax K-X has options for people that don’t know anything about photography as well. It’s possible to use it in automatic and never enter in the menu. This is a great thing and a big challenge at the same time: “How to make a camera that will make a pro feel comfortable and an amateur feel that an DSRL is not hard to use.”

Before introducing the details, here you have a quick description.

Good: Pentax K-X is good for night photography, it has a wonderful ISO competitive with high end pro cameras. It’s fast to focus, is light and easy to carry. It has a nice design, it takes the advantage of doing video with a DSRL, it’s compatible with almost all Pentax lenses, even the very old ones. It’s completely configurable and, at the same time, extremely easy to use. It’s good for pro and amateur. It has a really good price!!

Bad: It’s noisy, the plastic is good, strong but cheap. The menu design is ugly but at least really functional. It lacks of video and HDMI output.

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Canon G11 Review and Pictures

I want to introduce you this piece of tech art called Canon PowerShot G11.
It’s a wonderful compact camera, ready to use at any moment. It’s the perfect choice for pro and amateur who don’t want to carry on a big DSRL.

The main advantages I find in this camera are the size, the low weight and the great functionality in such a small thing. It has the right size, not too big not too small. The weight is enough to keep the camera steady.

Canon G11

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