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WIN with Vivo and Cellucity

Vivo Y12 Competition

Level up and WIN with Vivo and Cellucity

Level up your knowledge on the latest tech from Vivo. Our Branch Manager Sam du Toit has given his valuable insight on a Vivo device.

To stand a chance to WIN a Vivo Y12 valued at R3899 enter our competition on Facebook or YouTube.

  • On Facebook: watch Sam’s video, like our page and tag 3 friends. Every 3 friends tagged in a comment count as an entry.
  • On YouTube: watch Sam’s video, subscribe to our YouTube channel and answer the questions below in the comments section.

Tell us:

  • Which phone Sam is reviewing?
  • What are you most excited about when it comes to this phone?

 

Winners will be selected at random. Competition closes on the 29 September 2020. The winner will be announced on 30 September 2020 by 16:00.

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LG Velvet Review – A phone that doesn’t disappoint!

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LG Velvet 5G – Our Hands-on Review

Reading a review about a phone and experiencing it first-hand are different experiences – what works for one is annoying for another. What stands out for one pales in comparison for another. For me, I am just an everyday person who wants my device to work – and to work well. No, I am not an influencer, nor am I anyone famous, but what I am is impatient. I hate to wait, and I hate to struggle with tech. With that I mind, I reviewed the LG Velvet, and I loved it.

First things first, the design is something futuristic. It’s Tall and long would think it would be awkward to operate, but that was not the case at all. Easy and comfortable to hold the design made sense to me, and I believe other devices could and should consider going this route. The mix of glass and metal in the design gives it an elegant yet sexy look – kinda like the cool kid on the block. The curved 6.8-inch OLED display offers a bright, vivid and dare I say exciting viewing experience. Exciting because no matter what I was viewing, I felt immersed. The screen-embedded fingerprint sensor was also very convenient to operate and gave me no issues at all. The design comes with the comfort of being IP68 water and dust resistant, and while not rugged, it is MIL-STD-810G compliant, so whether you get thrown in the pool or take a tumble it is all good!

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Now, back to my patience issue… I think LG may have missed the boat on calling this beauty Velvet Lighting. This baby is quick! Although it sports a mid-range processor – you wouldn’t say. I experienced no lag and no buffering – an issue I had on my previous mid-range device. I must have spent at least 10 minutes, just scrolling from one YouTube post to the next just because I was that impressed. Truth be told I was trying to catch the phone out – it did not work! And yes, its 5G – one of the few models on the market that are. Packed with 6GB RAM multitasking was a breeze.

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If I am going to nitpick – the camera could have performed a little better; however, it still produced great shots. The placement of the triple camera system vertically on the back makes sense and its neat. Day time shots are great, and the night view mode works just as well. Featuring 10x zoom I must admit the photos were a bit grainy but seriously I would never use this function anyway, so I’m not even mad. What I did really like is the simple access of Google Lens built into the software. If you haven’t used it before it has several functions like identifying what you are looking at and suggesting where you can buy it, to translating signs in a foreign language. Also, the obligatory food and building identifiers. We cannot travel now, but it’s a cool feature to have at the tip of your fingers.

The video function can record in Full HD and has a handy stabilizer built into the software as well. So, if you’re nervous or just naturally shaky, the Velvet has your back! What I liked about the recording function was the sound options built into the recording software. ASMR recording amplifies the sound, so even the softest noise becomes audible. Voice Bokeh reduces this noise so you can focus on the subject at hand. And yes, I am sure there are apps for this but it is cool to have decent options ready to go.

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The sound is great. It does not have LG’s Quad DAC tech built-in, but that’s okay. The speakers were loud enough, and the sound quality was excellent And, LG has included the 3.5mm jack which seems to be disappearing from the scene – I see you LG and thank you!

Finally, the battery comes in at 4300mAh – now considering the size of the screen this may not seem impressive, but the Velvet lasted me through the day with mid to heavy usage, and I still had a little to spare by bedtime – so good going and well done.

If you could not tell already, I love this device. It is cool, it is slick, and most importantly, it does what it is supposed to and well. For me, the way the device works is paramount – not necessarily what it can offer. The LG Velvet delivers on features, and my user experience was top class – I would recommend this phone to anyone. Coming at R11799 on prepaid you can also get a cool cover and screen protector for this device from R150 each.

My sign off? If you get this phone – you will not be disappointed!

 

 

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This is Galaxy Note20 | 20 Ultra 5G – Now Available!

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This is Galaxy Note20 | 20 Ultra 5G

This is not just a smartphone. This is a powerhouse. The power to work. The power to play.

Pre-order your Galaxy Note20 | 20 Ultra 5G with Cellucity and get a R4000 eVoucher* to buy selected Samsung products: https://bit.ly/3iZij5l

About the Galaxy Note20:

DESIGN

As beautiful as it is powerful Introducing the new signature colour for Galaxy: The minimal design features a metal body elevated by exquisite details, transcendent colours and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ — the toughest glass ever in a smartphone.1 Each Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra 5G is complemented by a matching S Pen.

DISPLAY

Two sizes so you can go big or go bigger Both models are crafted so that they are incredibly comfortable in your hand. Select the 6.7” display on Galaxy Note20 or the 6.9” display on Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G. Either size gives you a wide canvas for work and a massive display for play.

INTELLIGENT BATTERY

A full charge in the morning takes you into the night Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra 5G are equipped with 4300mAh (typical) and 4500mAh (typical) intelligent batteries that use their power efficiently, so they last through the workday and into the evening. Now, you don’t just have world-class technology in your hands — you’ve also got the juice to make it last.

FAST 5G AND WI-FI

Fast data speeds, with the performance to match The powerful intelligent processor inside Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra 5G, makes sure your downloads and streams happen as fast as 5G enables them.6 Or when you’re near an AP, Wi-Fi 6 delivers a quick and secure connection, while the Wi-Fi Optimiser keeps latency low for uninterrupted gaming and video calls, even in a crowded area.

A WORK PC IN YOUR POCKET

The feel of a real pen. The power of so much more. S Pen offers groundbreakingly low latency to provide an incredibly realistic pen experience. Packed with the versatility of Bluetooth, gesture control and so much more, it’s Galaxy’s most powerful pen

  Note20 Ultra 5GNote20 5GNote20 LTE
Display6.9” WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED6.7” FHD+ SA6.7” FHD+ SA
O CutO CutO Cut
FingerprintIn-DisplayIn-DisplayIn-Display
ChipsetExynos 990Exynos 990Exynos 990
CamRearTriple: Triple: Triple:
108MP (W) 64MP (T) 64MP (T)
12MP (UW) 12MP(UW) 12MP(UW)
12MP (T) 12MP (W) 12MP (W)
Front10 MP AF10MP DP10MP DP
Memory (Ram + Rom)12+256GB8+256GB8+256GB
Battery4,500mAh4,300mAh4,300mAh
Fast ChargingSuper Fast ChargeSuper Fast ChargeSuper Fast Charge
Dimensions (Phone)164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm 
ColoursMystic Bronze (Main),
Mystic Black
Mystic White
Mystic Bronze (Main),
Mystic Gray
Mystic Green
Mystic Bronze (Main),
Mystic Gray
Mystic Green
OS101010
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The VIVO Y12 Review – A Budget Android phone with great features

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Cellucity’s Sam du Toit reviews the Vivo Y12.

About the Vivo Y12:

The Vivo Y12 features a 6.35-inch Halo FullView™ Display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. Super-narrow bezels on all sides stretch the screen-to-body ratio to 89%, creating a flagship-standard visual impact. Plus, enjoying such a broad view with only one hand is effortless, thanks to specifically designed gesture controls.

When you see the world through an AI Triple Camera, creating photographic masterpieces is easier than ever. Y12 features a triple camera setup with a 13MP Main Camera, 8MP Super Wide-Angle Camera, and 2MP Depth Camera. From magnificent landscapes to beautiful portraits, these three cameras help you capture your most impressive shots effortlessly.

Y12’s AI Super-Wide-Angle Camera expands your view to 120°, so you can capture more landscape, more of your friends, and more impressive pictures. Y12 features an industry-leading 5,000mAh battery, supported by intelligent power-saving technologies to further extend battery life.

Y12 runs on an octa-core processor with a 12nm design and clock speeds of up to 2.0GHz. Its 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM allow you to store more apps and have them run smoother. Plus, Y12 features Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9, a customized operating system based on Android 9.0. Your Y12 can handle whatever you throw at it with ease.

Ultra Game Mode is designed for the ultimate in gaming fun. Play e-sports like a pro by using Competition Mode, which allocates system resources to prioritize your game’s performance. And when it comes to speed, Dual-Turbo is the lightning-fast feature gamers need. By reducing frame-drop, it gives you smoother gaming experience.

Shop for Vivo products on prepaid or contract here: https://cellucity.co.za/brand/vivo/

 

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Shoot your favourites your way with the new LG K-Series

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With a sea of new devices launched ever more frequently, it is not surprising that the question of which cellphone to commit yourself to can be quite daunting and anxiety-provoking. The phrase “I have left my upgrade so late because I don’t know where to start” is not uncommon in the industry. Price vs features and capability are also always top up mind. With the new K-series release, I believe LG has found a happy medium between features and price. The new range offers a premium user experience without breaking the bank. In my opinion, the new K-series provides a compelling argument to sway attention from other popular brands – so, let’s dive in.

The two models currently on offer through Cellucity are the LG K41S and the higher spec’d LG K61. What I found so impressive is the build quality of both devices. Robust yet light, my first impression was these devices can take a knock – and I was not wrong. Both devices are rated MIL-STD-810G – having gone through rigorous testing, including drop and shock tests. These two devices are durable.
For the Netflix and social content fans out there, both devices offer an immersive viewing experience with LG’s FullVision display offering amongst the slimmest bezels out there. The LG K41S offers a 6.55-inch HD+ display while you will get a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen both with scratch-resistant glass.

The camera is where both devices shine. Both the LG K61 and the K41s have quad rear cameras including wide, ultrawide, macro and depth lenses. The LG K61 is the more expensive option possessing a 48MP+8MP+2MP+5MP quad-camera whereas the LG K41S you will get a 13MP+5MP+2MP+2MP rear camera. Selfie wise you can expect a 16MP on the K61 and an 8MP on the LG K41S. The camera was responsive and easy to use on both devices and included some super cool extra features which I loved. In the day and age of point and shoot the performance of the two cameras, for me, left no doubt that if I needed to capture a snap at the spur of the moment, I would not struggle.

Both models come with a whopping 4000mAh battery, ensuring that these phones will last through the day with no problems. They each have an Octa-Core Mediatek processers with the LG K61 clocking slightly higher at 2.3GHz versus the LG K41S at 2.0GHz. The LG K61 has 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard memory while the LG K41s has 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard. One may feel with such good cameras that the internal memory may be a bit low. But, these devices both can support up to 2-terabytes expanded memory. The point here is that on either device you are receiving respectable memory backed up by excellent performance at a fantastic price.

Finally, both devices offer security in the form of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. For me, this far outperforms the side fingerprint sensor and is more intuitive – it just makes sense.

Price-wise, the LG K41S, comes in at an incredible R3499 with the LG K61 retailing for R5999. On a 24-month contract, you can get the LG K41S starting from just R199 per month and the LG K61 from R349 per month.

These two devices offer value with premium functionality at an excellent price. They have a slick design, superb build quality, powerful batteries and excellent processing performance. Throw in the brilliant cameras, and you really cannot ask for anymore. LG has beefed up on the basics and has produced two solid models which I believe will be amongst the most asked for devices in the coming months.

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Stay apart, Stay Connected and WIN with Samsung and Cellucity in May

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If you purchase a Galaxy in the month of May you could WIN Samsung fridges, TVs or washing machines in their daily draws 😀 #veryexciting

Choose your Galaxy here https://bit.ly/2AzwltH or get one of our great contract deals online below.

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The Best Just Got Better

Our top-selling phone last year was the amazing Huawei P30 Lite. Offering incredible value with specifications that pleased a wide selection of consumers, it was simply a hit!

Great processing power, fantastic camera’s, sexy look and all at a reasonable price that didn’t break the bank!

So what has the new P40 Lite got to offer? Well much of the same but, with an upgraded feature set! The camera array has been boosted to a 48MP Main Camera, 8MP Ultrawide, 2MP Macro lens and 2MP Bokeh lens. The front-facing selfie camera now comes in at 16MP with a cool new “Super Night Selfie Mode”, delivering great shots at night time or in the club!

The camera also packs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), to give you better selfies, popping panoramas and lively landscapes.

Charging has also had a turbo boost added and sports superfast charging at 40W. It is incredible how quickly you can pump your baby up when you on the run and only have 15 minutes to juice up. Packing a 4200 mAh battery the phone will outlast your hectic social schedule easily.

The overall design is super slick and looks the business. Something anyone would be proud to pull out and plant on the coffee table while grabbing a hazelnut mocha café latte 😊. The fingerprint sensor has been moved onto the side of the phone, a feature which I loved on the Sony Xperia range.

As with the other P40 series phones, the P40 Lite sports Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) and the Huawei App Store, which while at this stage doesn’t incorporate all the apps you may be used to but it does cater for the main ones.

So go on be different, be creative and do it better with the P40 Lite.

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The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

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Last week saw the launch of the new Huawei P40 range. As in the past, it sports three versions: The Pro, the “normal” and the Lite. As we would expect Huawei has once again smashed it out of the park with their camera, and their collaboration with Leica Lens continues to deliver, in my opinion, the best Camera Phones on the market!

 

 

A significant difference between the previous models and the new Huawei P40 range is the omission of the Google Play store, along with certain apps that rely on Google Services. Huawei has done an excellent job in layering its new operating system Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) over the vanilla Google Android OS to try and ensure a seamless transition for its end-user. We will touch more on this later but for now, let’s tuck into those juicy specs.

 

Starting with the incredible P40 Pro, the design, look and feel is certainly premium and follows on with a form factor that is more Samsung than iPhone – and it looks beautiful. The Quad Curve display is brilliant and very rich in colour, with a huge 4200mAh battery. The phone supports superfast charging at 40W plugged in and 27W wireless – 27W wireless charging is better than most wired phones out there! The specs are super solid.

 

The rear Quad Camera array is insane! A 50MP Ultra-Vision Camera, 40MP Ultrawide (with ultralow light), 12MP Telephoto Lens (5X optic Zoom, 10X Hybrid Zoom) and an impressive 3D depth-sensing lens to round it off.

 

So, what does this mean? You get bloody brilliant photographs in any light, superb macros, excellent zoom and wider-than-wide landscapes, all in super detail with super large 2.4μm pixels!

 

And, for the selfie lovers, the front-facing camera is a 32MP beast with autofocus and built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI). A fresh new feature that this brings is the ability to remove “passer-by’s” So when you have lined up yourself in front of that “to die for location” you can snap away. The AI, through combination and selection of various image frames, can remove unwanted people out of your perfect picture. No more photobombs – how rad!

 

For video lovers, the 40MP Ultra-Wide Cine Camera delivers astounding quality in 4K at 60 frames per second. So, if you are into creating content, the P40 Pro will elevate your game to the next level. To top it off the phone supports 5G, so loading all that excellent content will be done in a matter of seconds.

 

The P40 standard version incorporates the majority of the above with a smaller battery at 3800mah and how do you say err… less fast, superfast charging at 22.5W J.

 

The rear camera array on the standard P40 drops to 50MP / 16MP/ 8MP but, the selfie-cam remains the same. Having used the P30 Pro for the last year, I can attest to the fact that Huawei produces arguably the best camera phones. The P40 Pro and P40 will continue this legacy with pride.

 

Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, HMS (Huawei Mobile Services)!  The software guys at Huawei have been working furiously to port over as many applications on the Huawei App Store to ensure that when upgrading from another Android device or even your older P-series models, you shouldn’t experience any shortcomings.

 

By in large, they have been very successful in getting the top 50 apps working within HMS with a few workarounds (such as using the Web app for Uber as an example). They are continuing furiously to onboard more applications and make the environment more favourable commercially for developers to port their apps.

 

So, will I be upgrading? Right now, I have a few apps like Sonos (for my home theatre system) and Strava that are currently not supported. These are, unfortunately, a deal-breaker for me so I plan on holding on to my P30 Pro for a little while longer. 

 

If, however, you use your device for predominantly photography and the most common featured apps out there, the Huawei P40 range is up there with the best of them.

 

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