Android Secret Codes

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The most common Android codes that I could find are:

FACTORY RESET

Open your dialer and type in the following *#*#7780#*#*. Another way is to open up settings and click on Restore > Factory Reset.

REINSTALL FIRMWARE

You can reinstall your device’s firmware with ease by typing in *2767*3855#. Ultimately, you can also use a third party software on your computer to connect your phone and install new firmware modules.

ENABLE TESTING SERVICES MODE

This is commonly used for testers and android programmers. Activate your Testing Services Mode by typing *#*#*#*#197328640 into your dialer. Once you’ve done this, open the settings page to find the new Testing Menu.

CAMERA INFORMATION

Like most programmers, I often want to see the type of camera on the phone. Type in *#*#34971539#*#*.

BACKING UP MEDIA FILES

Believe it or not, you can create backups of your media files by using the phone’s dialer. Simply type *#*#*273 283 255* 663 282*#*#*.

GOOGLE TALK MONITORING SERVICE

“Spy onto them, as they spy onto us” – line from the 90’s movie “Hackers.” Yes, Google is spying on you. So, let’s open up that monitoring service by typing in *#*#8255#*#*. From there you’ll soon find out what data Google really has on you.

BATTERY STATUS

While the top-right part of your screen displays the battery status, you can also see more information by typing in *#0228#.

ENCRYPTION INFORMATION

What type of encryption is your phone carrier using to protect you? You can see the encryption type your phone is using by entering *#32489#.

DATA USAGE STATS

Everyone who owns a mobile device is often curious as to how much data they really have used. Most times, it seems the phone bill comes in saying you used X amount of data, and you’re sure you didn’t. Put the phone company to the test: simply type in *# 3282 * 727 336*#.

3D TESTING

This may not work on all devices, but you can test out your 3D settings by typing in 3845 #*920#. This will show you if your devices are capable of rendering 3D modules.

WLAN TESTING

You can easily check the status of your Wireless Lan network settings by typing in 526#*#*#*#* or 528#*#*#*#*.

GPS TEST

You can perform a full GPS test to see how accurate your GPS settings are. GPS isn’t always 100% dead on target. Just run the test *#*#1575#*#* to see how well your GPS is actually working for you.

BLUETOOTH TESTING

Ever wondered why your Bluetooth settings are dropping connections? Maybe you can’t connect as quickly as you once could? Test out your Bluetooth for potential issues, and to see what type of Bluetooth hardware you’re using. Simply type *#*#232331#*#* into the dialer pad.

CHECKING FTA SW (SOFTWARE)

If you wanted to look at your device’s firmware to see the type of software used, type *#*#1111#*#*.

CHECKING FTA HW (HARDWARE)

Now that you have your software information, find out what it’s running on. Type in *#*#2222#*#*.

DIAGNOSTICS SETTINGS

View the settings configurations of your diagnostic testing by typing in *#9090#.

Mobile Phones Collector In China

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Mobile crazy: Meet the man who may have the biggest phone collection in China
50-year-old Li Qinglin has spent 20 years collecting nearly 3000 mobile phones in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin Province
Since 1998, Li got his first mobile phone, a Motorola 8800. Since then, he has not been able to stop himself from buying the latest models of as many brands as he can find.
Li owns nearly all of the mobiles sold in China since the 1980s. Some handsets in his collection can fetch a high price among other mobile phone aficionados.
Li said “I hope someday I can have a museum to show these mobile phones to people. These mobile phones witnessed the development of personal communication in China and the change in mobile technology from the first analogue generation to 3G and 4G.”

Honor 8: Dual Antenna Explained 

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This is the era of highly competitive smartphones with advanced technology. But still many are facing signal interference, which is an extremely serious problem. To solve this problem Honor 8 comes with the double antenna design that intelligently switches between antennae in a microsecond depending on which is providing the strongest signal strength. Now you can experience endless communication with Honor 8 double antenna, which helps you to connect to your loved ones with the strong signal.


Intelligent communication with double antenna

Honor 8 has a pair of antenna which delivers stable calls even when the signal is weak. Sometimes you may notice very weak signal strength in underground garages. In such situations, the dual antenna on Honor 8 will switch between antennae to receive the strongest signal to improve communication performance.


Benefits of Double antenna

·        You can experience endless connectivity.

·        Call drop will be less

·        Better call quality even in weak signals.


Get your hands with Honor 8 and always get connected. 


Source: http://www.club.hihonor.in

Honor 8: FinFET Technology Explained

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Huawei has introduced a wide variety of high-end Smartphone in the world market. To showcase high performance, improved battery life and to reduce the heating issue of Smartphone, the Huawei has introduced their new high-end octa-core mobile chipset- Kirin 950on Honor’s latest product Honor 8.


Key Specifications of Kirin 950

·        It is integrated with the octa-core processor.

·        CPU- 4x ARM Cortex-A72 cores (2.3GHz) + 4x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.8 GHz)

·        Fabrication process- 16nm FinFET plus process technology

·        Graphics Processor- ARM Mali-T880 GPU


Importance of 16nm FinFET Plus process technology in Kirin 950 SoC

Kirin 950 is in-house with TSMC’s 16nm (16 nm or 16 nanometers is the size of the transistor fin used in the chipset) FinFET plus process technology, an enhanced version of FinFET technology.

The efficiency and battery life of the device can be improved by reducing the size of the transistor in the chipset. When the size of the transistor reduced in the chip, it is possible to fix more transistor fins in the same space. The tightly packed transistor fin increases the flow of current, thus improves the energy efficiency.

Compared to 28nm/ 22nm SoC, the size of the transistor fin in the 16nm SoC is smaller and the transistors are tightly packed. The slimmer 16nm SoC consumes less power than other processors and it bring performance benefits and prolong battery life. When compared with the 28nm process which is used in Snapdragon 616 processor, the 16nm FinFET plus process technology improves the performance by 65% and reduces power consumption by 70%. Thus the Kirin 950 makes new breakthroughs in devices with prolonging battery life.


Benefits of 16nm FinFET plus process technology

·        Showcase high performance

·        It improves the speed and the

·        Reduces the heating issue

·        Improves battery life

Honor 8: Design – State Of The Art

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No doubt, first thing that makes you palm Honor’s latest flagship Honor 8 is its killer body! The dual glass panel—all glass front and back panel– design makes it a class apart. All we can say isGlass is Class!



What strikes is the material transition. From tried-and-trusted aluminum that sits boldly on chamfers to the exquisite glass panel that covers the body! How glass curves down graciously to marry with aluminum is the beauty of this device. Plus, the 3D grating effect through 15-layer light-refracting glass finish ensures it shines no less than the solitaire that flatters your ring finger!


Now, if we come to size. It has got a decent 5.2 inch display which certainly gives it an edge over the current generation smartphones which are so huge that neither fit your hand, nor your trouser pocket. You can peacefully hold and operate this with one hand while your other hand is busy stirring the morning cuppa. The genius engineers juxtaposed glass and aluminum so that just when you think it is going to slip from your hand, aluminum provides the much-needed grip. The curves on the device only help it nestle into your palm comfortably.


The 2.5D effect adds to the ergonomics. You can see how the display is slightly raised in Honor 8. That’s technically 2.5D glass. The ultra-narrow bezels— that are on both the sides– are a puller. The placements of buttons and ports are logical too. The power and volume rocker is on the right edge. The fine indented texture on the power button actually stands testimony to the fine engineering that has gone into making this premium device. SIM tray/micro SD card slot is on the left. USB Type-C input, headphone jack and speaker grille appear at the bottom. Chin looks clean without physical capacitive keys. The crown houses an IR blaster and mic. The front shooter and proximity sensor are placed at the forehead. The notification alert light is strategically placed on the right side of the speaker to save space and make it look less cluttered.


On the back, above the centre you will find fingerprint scanner. A circular recess. It is not covered by glass yet the built is so that it doesn’t look like the odd man out. It is easy to access too. The twin cameras at the top look like a cute owl’s rounded eyes. Absence of camera hump makes it sit flat on plain surface which further adds to the beauty of the piece. Laser sensor and flash are placed right next to the rear cameras. 


By and large, there is not a single thing that you can crib about its design. It’s FLAWLESS!

Honor 8: Multi User Explained 

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Yup… most of the time we need to act as perfect in front of our parents, relatives and loved ones.



There are many situations where your cousins, brothers or relatives peeping into your device or checking your personal photos, apps and more. In such situations, you may be a little uncomfortable and feel to hide all personal details. Now no more worries!!! All you need to know about is “Users” on Honor 8. With this unique feature, you can create 5 different accounts on your device.

Now with this feature, you can share your Honor 8 with other people by creating additional users (accounts). Each user has their own space, which they can customize with apps, wallpapers and more.


Do you know how to set it up? It’s very easy!

1.     Go to Settings

2.     Then tap on Users

3.     To create a guest account touch Add guest

4.     To add an account touch Add (+)


Once you have done with this you can switch to different users. Try it out and leave your comments!

Honor 8: 9 Things Honor 8 Can Do, Which iPhone 7 Can’t 

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So, wedding bells are ringing. It is your D-day. Would you still go for a pricey Manish Malhotra gown breaking all your year’s savings or be wise enough to go for an equally stunning trousseau sans the label spending just half the former’s price?

To the wiser lot, the answer is crystal clear. But if you are still in two minds, here’s an eye-opener:

Phone freaks are asking ‘Why Honor 8?’ while there are many flagship killers around. And it’s high time, without beating around the bush, we told you why.

We will draw a parallel with none other than the Big Daddy, that is Apple iPhone 7.

To cut it short, here are 9 things that Honor 8 can do which an iPhone 7 can’t:



Playing music through 3.5 mm headphone jack

You don’t need to buy an extra pair of Bluetooth headphones. With headphones carrying a traditional 3.5mm pin it allows you to listen to your most-loved music tracks. With iPhone 7, you can’t charge your phone while listening to music 😦

Pro Mode for shooting videos 

Honor 8’s dual-lens camera features Pro Mode which gives you full manual control of focus, W/B, ISO and shutter speed. You have been using Pro Mode for still images, now, get ready for Pro Videos too.

Expanding memory support

Our world is such a happening place that we need more storage to store and save all good things and memories. With Honor 8, you can expand the built-in 32GB memory by up to 128GB via microSD card. iPhone 7 doesn’t give you that.

Making a faster autofocus

Honor 8 leverages Laser Autofocus technology that will capture all your precious moments. The camera focuses faster and wastes no time in capturing an image. Apple iPhone 7 lacks a laser autofocus technology.

Enriching your multimedia viewing experience

Honor 8 outshines the iPhone 7 when it comes to display. It’s 5.2-inch IPS display delivers 1080×1920 pixels at an impressive 423 ppi, which defeats the 4.7-inch HD display on Apple iPhone offering 1,334 x 720 pixels at 326ppi.

Ensuring multitasking

Powered by 4GB RAM Honor 8 handles multiple applications at the same time and nothing takes the wind out of it.

Giving better images in low-light conditions

Apple iPhone 7 has a mono 12MP camera at the back with f/1.8 aperture. On the other hand, Honor 8 comes with two 12MP Sony sensors with f/2.2 apertures and 1.25 µm pixel sizes. One of them is a traditional RGB sensor that records color information, while the second is a monochrome sensor that measures brightness. After each shot, Honor 8’s software combines the two images into a single image, which gives a better result even in low-light conditions.

Clicking images through fingerprint sensor

Honor 8 has a smarter fingerprint Sensor unlike iPhone 7. It not just unlocks the handset, but also clicks images, displays notification panel, dismisses an alarm and accepts an incoming phone call.

Browsing gallery through fingerprint sensor

And you can browse gallery with it too:)



On the other hand, what is still a pain for me is the lack of a Back button on iPhone. It just gets on my nerves. And to note, iPhone 7 burns a big hole in your pocket, while Honor 8, priced at Rs 29,999, comes at just half of the former’s cost

Now, returning to the important question ‘Would you still go for a pricey Manish Malhotra gown breaking all your year’s savings or be wise enough to go for an equally stunning trousseau sans the label, spending half the former’s price?You got the drift, right!