My Journey From Nokia To vivo

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Hello readers, I am Muhammad Shahid Deshnoor. I am a techy geek, I love technology, hence I thought of starting my career in technical field.

I started my career with Nokia, I worked as a technician in Nokia Priority Dealers in Belgaum, my home town. I am not a good writer, hence you must ignore my grammatical errors.

In Nokia, I learned lot of stuff

  • How to attend customer?
  • How to satisfy their needs?
  • How to clarify their doubt, and educate them on the products & services?
  • How to build relationship and so on…?

I resigned my job, as I wanted to complete my graduation. I was gone for a long period of time. Enjoyed my college life, became good photographer, a top online gamer and a technical advisor for family and friends. Anybody wants to by any electronic device be it TV, music system, computer, laptop, mobile, etc. I was the one whom they would ask first.

Later I joined Samsung Service Center in Belgaum after a very long time, there I was the software engineer. I use to fix any software related stuff, be it bootloop, soft-bricked, etc. The easiest part was just upgrading the firmware because the phone was hanging a lot, had hanging issues. The hardest part was, pissed customers; no matter what you do, some devices were not meant to be fixed. They had issues until they were replaced by their successor. I hope you guys be knowing which models I am talking about. I wasn’t satisfied here, so ultimately I resigned. And I started freelancing, I use to fix phones, edit photos and videos, use to design business cards, etc.

The year 2015 was tough, I lost my father; who was the whole and sole earner for the family. Whereas me, I use to work for my own expenses, to buy new gadgets, games, etc. After my father’s death, the whole responsibility came unto my shoulders. Then I started hunting for jobs, as the income I use to earn from freelancing was not fixed. Sometimes I use to earn in 5 digits and some time to 3-4 digits and sometime none. I use to adjust as it was for my own expenses. I cannot risk that with my family. A family needs constant finance for basic needs.

While I was hunting for jobs, I started recollecting my memories, on whom I did favors. I contacted them and asked them about job availabilities. Finally the day arrives, I joined in Samsung as a promoter and distributor’s payroll. I core job was to sale Samsung phones, be it Galaxy smartphones or featured phones and tablets also included.

When I worked in Nokia, I was in a showroom. and it was long time ago. There we hardly had any competition. That time Nokia was a synonym for mobiles. When I started working in Samsung, what I noticed was huge competition between brands. That time it was Samsung Vs Sony, HTC, LG, Micromax, Lava, Xolo, Intex, Panasonic, Lenovo, Nokia and the list goes on… Then I saw one guy who came to store to introduce vivo. We all laughed, one more chinese brand. I worked for about 15 days in a store, and the retailer said: “This guy is not suitable for the job”. And I was shuffled to another shop which was opened just yesterday. There I worked for a week and same thing repeated and they removed me, saying “You don’t fit”.

I was really upset, didn’t knew what to do, whom to contact. After so much of discussion with friends, they gave me a number of a person, I met him and he gave me another person’s number who gave me appointed in LG as a Sales Promoter. Ultimately, new job, new company and new shop.

There I started my career, I already had experience of almost 20+ days (15 days in one shop and about a week in another) I utilized those and started my job as a twenty years experienced guy. The first thing I did was building relationship with the retailer and store staff. Made friendly relationship, and I was in. I worked in LG for about 3 months and LG was gone forever from my region and once again I was jobless. Then I heard vivo was hiring. For me it was like vivo???? Then I thought something is always better than nothing. I met the ASM of vivo, who happened to be my colleague from Nokia and a good friend. He hired me on the spot. And I joined vivo in the same shop, where I was working with LG.

I had been a vivo brand advisor (VBA) for about 6 month, and because for my technical knowledge I was selected as a Trainer for VBA’s. I went to Bangalore and took the promotion. When I came back to Belgaum, I visited the shop where I worked for 15 days in Samsung and the retailer said “I am not suitable”. When I met him once again as a Trainer he was shocked. Whatever happens, happens for good. If I was in that shop, I would have not got this recognition and this position where I am today. And this is the same brand; me and my colleagues laughed when it was introduced, while I was working there in Samsung.

I continued working for vivo for a long-time as a Route Trainer. As human we are bound to do mistakes. Doing mistakes what makes as humans. One day I got offer from Huawei, and the salary they were offering were doubled what I was earning in vivo. So I resigned, and joined Huawei. I regret every time, why I left vivo. In vivo there is a saying “WE ARE FAMILY” “We are vivo family”. That family feeling was not there in Huawei. So I resigned Huawei.

The person who did lot of favor on me when I was in vivo, I met him in Belgaum luck by chance. And he was my training manager. When I resigned he was really very pissed on me. You know there’s a saying “Time heels everything”. Over the period of time we became good friends once again. And I asked him, can I come back….. He said “need to talk to lot of people, once gone from vivo, no coming back”. Just because of him, they made an exception in my case and I am back in vivo again.

When vivo says “We are family” believe me, they meant it.

And this is my journey from Nokia to vivo….

Love India, Love vivo!

Various Smartphone Sensors and What Do They Do

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#ACCELEROMETER

Move it in any direction and data from this sensor will spike, but leave it still and it will go flat.Apps use this data to tell if a phone is in portrait or landscape orientation, if its screen is facing up- or downward.

 
#GYROSCOPE

The gyroscope is a sensor that can provide orientation information as well,  It is also used by Google’s Sky Map for telling what constellation you’re pointing a phone at.

 
#MAGNETOMETER

The magnetometer. Yup, it is able to detect magnetic fields. The magnetometer is one of the sensors that compass applications use to point at the planet’s north pole. Apps made to detect metal use this sensor as well.

 
#PROXIMITY

The proximity sensor, which is comprised of an infrared LED and an IR light detector. It is placed near the earpiece of a phone, and for a good reason – when you place the handset up to your ear, the sensor lets the system know that you’re most probably in a call and that the screen has to be turned off. The sensor works by shining a beam of invisible to humans infrared light which is reflected from a nearby object and picked up by the IR detector.

 
#AMBIENTLIGHTSENSOR

When ambient light is plentiful, the screen’s brightness is pumped up, and when it is dark, the display is dimmed down.n fact, the Adapt Display feature uses this data to fine tune image representation.

 
#BAROMETER

Is a sensor that can measure atmospheric pressure. Data measured by it is used to determine how high the device is above sea level, which in turn results in improved GPS accuracy.

 
#THERMOMETER

The mometer for measuring ambient temperaturethey’re used to monitor the temperature inside the device and its battery. If a component is detected to be overheating, the system shuts itself down to prevent damage.

 
#HUMIDITYSENSOR

Data provided by it was used in the S Health application to tell whether or not the user was in their “Comfort Zone” – one with optimal air temperature and humidity.

 
#PEDOMETER

It is a sensor used for counting the number of steps that the user has taken. Such data is usually obtained by the device’s Accelerometer.

 
#HEARTRATEMONITOR

It is made to measure one’s pulse, and it does that by detecting the minute pulsations of the blood vessels inside one’s finger.

 
#FINGERPRINT SENSOR

Fingerprint scanners are most often used as an extra layer of security – as a substitute for a lock screen password.

 
#DETEXTEDHARMFULEDITION

The Sharp Pantone 5. Released only in Japan, it features a dedicated button which launches an app used to measure the current radiation level in the area.

What’s coming in 2016 (Smartphones)

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So what’s new in 2016. As far as my experience goes, there are some companies which will be on the dead bed as Nokia was on dead bed in 2010 and finally died in 2014. There will be some companies which will make their debut and there will be some new techs.

Last year I wrote an article on this same topic which was about 64 bit processor coming on 2015 and now I am writing what’s going to come in 2016.

Please note this that I am not a professional writer.

Firstly in most of the smartphones we will see Finger Print Sensor and Force Touch. Secondly new camera technologies. There are chances this time we will find 16MP cameras instead of 13MP cameras. Thirdly many online products such as Mi, Honor, MEIZU, etc. Going to make their debut in retail stores.

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Why 2015 Is Best Year For Smartphone Lovers

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2015 will be a awesome year for Smartphone Users, especially for Android Users. First of all there will be 64-bit processor in every mid-range and flagships. Secondly Chinese manufacturers Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Huawei, etc. will be ruling the market, as the consumers are preferring a total value for money over brands. People wont be considering iOS & Windows most likely except for blind followers of Apple.

We all know about the 41 MP Camera sensor which made its debut few years back on Nokia 808 Pureview and on Nokia Lumia 1020, since then its out of picture, but Pureview Technology followed in many other Lumia Smartphones. But now in 2015 we will see not only Pureview but also 41 MP Sensor on Android, this time it won’t be Nokia branded nor Microsoft but coming from top Chinese manufacturer Meizu. Meizu MX5 to sport 2K Display, Nokia’s 41 MP camera, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 a 64-bit processor along with Adreno 430 GPU and 4 Gigs of RAM.

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Do We Really Need 64-Bit Processors For Our Android Smarthphones?

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Before I start I would like you to know what 64-bit means?

Cutting long story short, YES, we indeed need an 64-bit processing power.

First of all Android versions upto Kitkat doesn’t have anything to do with 64-bit, they don’t have any support for an 64-bit architect. Secondly, there is not a single app on Google Play which is built for 64-bit. Thirdly Google with its Android Lollipop is bringing in 64-Bit support.

Basic Android phones with 1 gigs of RAM or 2 gigs of RAM has nothing to do with 64-bit. It may increase some performance, as its the latest hardware inside, but the old flagship phones like Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One (M7), HTC Butterfly S, etc. will still be the best choice as you can have them for similar prices or even less. Continue reading

End Of Megapixels Race

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For the past several years, improvements in smartphone cameras have followed the “more megapixels” mantra. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is up from 13 to 16 megapixels; Sony’s new Xperia Z2 packs a 20.7-megapixel Exmor model; and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 with PureView is a 41-megapixel monster. However, Google’s recent sensor-laden smartphone prototype, Project Tango, could herald a new direction. Continue reading

Top 20 Mobiles Sold In Millions

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20. Nokia 2850. One of the few clamshell designs from Nokia. Came out in 2004 and went on to sell 35 million.

19. iPhone 3GS. Sold around 35 million.

18 and 17. Samsung Galaxy SII and SIII – each of these has sold around 40 million units.

16. Nokia 6230 – announced in 2003, sold 50 million, and still one of the loudest phones we’ve produced.

15. Nokia 3100 – released in 2003; sold over 50 million. Pink and blue were the best.

14. Motorola StarTAC – 60 million sold.

13. Motorola C200 – 60 million sold.

12. iPhone 4S – launched in 2011. Estimated at just over 60 million sales.

11. Nokia 5130 – one of the phones to debut XpressMusic; 65 million sold.

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