Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Is The Google FI VPN The Best?

Google FI VPN

Google has come out with their own ' VPN' (Virtual Private Network) on all Fi phones to eliminate this. Let us discuss is the Google FI VPN is best or not?

Our dependency on the mobile phone has exceeded all limits, and we are highly dependent on them for many important things. In this process, we are unaware of what repercussions are expected to happen as we pass on vital information.

They may include credit card numbers, passwords, etc., which hackers can conveniently pick up in transit and use for their gains.

What is Google Fi VPN?

Using Google Fi VPN, there are no changes that would affect the process of browsing, streaming, and downloading, with the connection being encrypted and private. In other words, you are given a free run despite the fact you are using insecure networks.

The most significant advantage is that none can locate your IP address, and hackers will have no clue that you even exist.

Found below are improvement made to this process of Google Fi VPN after its introduction:

  • It enables double-layer protection against your Phone number. 
  • Provides complete privacy and more security. 
  • Personal information is completely protected. 
  • Performance improvement but may slow down the existing speed. 

The new Fi VPN does promise this, but are there doubts regarding these claims?

1. Anonymity and protection:

The argument of using the Google Fi VPN is to:

  • Protect ourselves from hackers 
  • Preventing ISP's from collecting all our data and selling to organizations who will benefit from them. 

This is a valid argument provided you want anonymity from your ISP and is justified. But one should never forget that you cannot stay hidden from Google itself.

They would track every movement of yours and bomb you with advertisements in all the products or sites you show interest in!

2. User identifiers and Google's claim:

Google states that any data browsed cannot be traced back to the user. Such a disclaimer does cast doubts because:

  • All your activity is passing through Google. 
  • Google knows where the activity has been initiated 
  • There is no assurance from them that they would not use the information to their advantage 
  • They have the ' know-how' on how to collect your data. 
  • The question then is how much you trust Google. 

3. Speed and performance compromised:

Various VPNs state they aim to provide complete security but not sacrifice the speed or performance you have experienced before. Google, on the other hand, through their Fi VPN, says:

  • All the data will flow through their one channel 
  • There would be increased mobile data which is not less than 10 % 
  • Due to this, the users would' experience slight slowdowns.' 
This is actually in direct contrast to the statement made by other VPNs!

4. Ability to Bypass:

Fi VPN from Google is expected to do wonders on its ability to bypass all restrictions. However, it remains non-committal on bypassing geo-restrictions and blockade from many countries.

The fact is that the Fi VPN cannot change the country of origin, thus allowing the region to block you. The traditional VPN does not suffer from this issue.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21- Full Phone Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21
Usually, Samsung increases the model's price while launching a new one. But this time, it seems to happen the opposite. Instead of increasing the price, the brand has reduced the price of Samsung Galaxy S21 due to the economic fallout during Covid-19. The price of this premium S21 model starts at $799 ( AU$1249) that is cheaper compared to the S20 model.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Design

Dimensions: The height of the phone is 151.7 mm, whereas 71.2 mm is its width. Besides, the thickness of the Samsung S21  

Weight: It weighs only 171 grams.  

Colors: This samsung phone comes in Phantom Gray, Phantom Violet, and Phantom White color. What makes this model exceptional is its Waterproof ability. It can resist water for up to half an hour at a 1.5-meter depth.  

Display: The screen size of this waterproof and dustproof model is 6.2 inches, i.e., 15.75 cm. Besides, it comes with a screen resolution power of 1080 x 2400 pixels. 

The aspect ratio is 20:9. It features a Bezel-less and a punch-hole display. The density of pixel is 424 PPI, whereas the display type is Dynamic AMOLED. 

It is equipped with super durable Corning Gorilla glass. 

The refresh rate is 120 Hz. It comes with a Capacitive Touchscreen. In this case, 85.92 % is the multi-touch ratio of screen to body.  

Performance: This model comes with an Octa-core processor— 2.9 GHz of Single core, Cortex X1 + 2.8 GHz of Tri core, Cortex A78 + 2.2 GHz, Quad-core, and Cortex A55. 

The RAM of the phone is 8 GB.  

Storage: The phone has 128 GB of internal memory. However, it supports USB OTG.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Specifications:

 

Camera

Rear Camera: It comes with three rear cameras set-up. The first one is 12 mp primary wide-angle camera that has a focal length of 26 mm, whereas 1.7" is the sensor size of this model. Its pixel size is 1.8µm. The second one is a 64 MP f/2.0 Telephoto Camera. 

In this case, the focal length is 28 mm, and the pixel size is 0.8 µm. The sensor size of this camera is 1.7". This Ultra-Wide Angle Camera has 12 MP f/2.2. Its focal length is 13 mm, whereas the sensor size is 2.55". 

On the other hand, the pixel size is 1.4 µm. This model features Phase Detection and the Dual Pixel autofocus. 

Besides, the Physical Aperture is F1.8. There exist a LED flash and an Optical Image Stabilisation capability. This phone has 4000 x 3000 Pixels resolution power. It includes exposure compensation and ISO control. 

The product comes with continuous shooting mode as well as High Dynamic Range mode. You can get features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, etc., in the model. 

It allows you to record videos in different styles— 7680x4320, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, and 1280x720. 

 Front Camera: On the front side of the model, you will get a single camera set-up. This 10 MP Wide-Angle Primary Camera comes with a focal length of 26 mm, a pixel size of 1.22 µm, and a 3.2" sensor size. 

It features only Phase Detection autofocus. The product includes F2.2 Physical Aperture and 3840x2160 Video Recording capacity.

Battery:

This Galaxy S21 comes with a Li-ion battery of 4000 mAh battery capacity. The model doesn't allow you to replace the battery. 

It features wireless charging and supports USB Type-C. The 25 W fast charging makes the product exceptional.  

Network & Connectivity: The phone supports nano-SIM in both sim plots. It supports a 5G network as well as the voLTE network. 

 SIM 1: The SIM 1 is compatible with TD-LTE 2300(band 40) & FD-LTE 1800(band 3) 4G bands. On the other hand, it supports various 3G bands — UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900. 

The MHz2G Bands you can use here are GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz. It offers both GPRS and EDGE benefits.  

SIM 2: The SIM 2 slot supports TD-LTE 2300(band 40) and FD-LTE 1800(band 3) 4G bands and UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 3G bands. 

The MHz2G Bands that are compatible with the SIM 2 slot are GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz. 

You will get GPRS and EDGE available in this case also. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11. Besides, the model supports mobile hotspot, NFC, and GPS. The Bluetooth version is v5.1. 

It comes with A-GPS and GLONASS. The USB is compatible with USB charging and mass storage devices.

Other Features:

The On-screen fingerprint sensor makes the model very unique. The type of sensor is ultrasonic. The other sensors available in the model are as follows:- Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Compass, and Gyroscope.  

Accessories: S pen: The brand is offering this S pen only with the s21 ultra model.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How many cameras does Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G have?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes with four rear cameras and a 40MP selfie camera. The rear cameras are — a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, a 108MP Wide-angle Camera, and two 10MP Telephoto Cameras.
  • Does Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G have a 120Hz display?
Yes, this Samsung model has a Super Smooth 120Hz display. The refresh rate of the display of this phone is between 10-120 Hz. However, it depends on the content that you are watching.
  • How big is Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G?

The screen size of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is 6.8-inch. It comes in dimensions at 75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9 mm. The model weighs only 229 g.
  • Does Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G support eSIM?

Yes, it supports both eSIM and Hybrid Dual SIM.
  • What colors does Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G come in?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes in Phantom colors— Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and the Phantom Brown.
  • How many cameras do Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G have?

Both Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G smartphones come with three rear cameras and a front camera of 10 MP. The rear cameras are as follows:-
  • 64 MP Telephoto Camera
  • 12 MP Wide-angle Camera, and
  • 12 MP Ultra Wide Camera.
  • Do Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G have a 120Hz display?

Both Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Samsung S21+ 5G come with smooth 120Hz displays. The refresh rate of the display is from 48Hz to 120Hz. But the refresh rate relies on the content that you are watching.
  • How big are Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G?

The size of the display of the Galaxy S21 5G model is 6.2", i.e., 15.84 cm. It comes in 71.2 x 151.7 x 7.9 mm dimensions, and the weight of the model is 171g. On the other hand, the size of the Galaxy S21+ 5G is 6.7" screen, i.e., 16.95 in cms. 75.6 x 161.5 x 7.8 mm is the dimension of the Galaxy S21+ 5G. The weight of the model is 202g.
  • Do Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G support eSIM?

Yes, eSIM or electronic SIM is compatible with both Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G. You can activate the network plan on your phone with the help of eSIM. Thus, it allows you to switch your data plans. The eSIM enables you to include even overseas phone numbers.
  • What colors are Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G available in?

Both of these come in spectacular colors. The Galaxy S21 5G is available in Phantom Pink, Phantom White, Phantom Gray, and Phantom Violet. On the other hand, you can get the Galaxy S21+ 5G model in three different colors — Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Black.
  • Is Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G water and dust resistant?

Each of these models comes with Contour Cut Camera housing and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Besides, these have AL7x10 metal frames that protect the models from water and dust. The IP68 rating of both models makes these smartphones water and dust resistant.
  • Is Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G secure?

Yes, both of these models are secure enough. Each smartphone has Gorilla Glass Victus protection and an AL7x10 metal frame. These models are IP68 waterproof and dustproof also.
  • How much storage comes with Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G?

The Galaxy S21 Ultra model features a RAM having up to 16GB of space. On the other hand, both Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 have a maximum of 8GB. Besides, Galaxy S21 Ultra has a maximum capacity of 512GB storage. But the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 models have a maximum of 256GB storage.
  • What is Motion Mirror?

It is a filter that is used to recreate the 1980s music videos. With the help of the filter, you can split the image in half vertical motion. And you can reverse the remaining part of the image for creating the reflection.
  • Is Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G compatible with Google Duo?

Yes, Google duo supports both Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G. You can easily connect your google duo video calls to Samsung smart TVs using these phones.