Nextbase 312GW dash cam specifications and review

List of specifications and consumer video review of the affordable dash cam Nextbase 312GW

Nextbase 312GW dash cam
Nextbase 312GW dash cam

Product features

The Nextbase Dash Cam 312GW offers very high quality footage, recording in Full 1080p HD at 30fps. The 312GW uses the latest 6G glass lenses which provides a wide 140 degree viewing angle to capture both sides of the road whilst maintaining image clarity.

It's the first Nextbase model to have inbuilt WiFi, meaning you can quickly transfer footage to review on your smartphone or tablet, then simply share the footage with your insurer, friend’s or social media using the Nextbase app.

Top 3 facts for the 2018 Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J720F smartphone

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F smartphone is amazing and here are my  top 3 facts why

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) will be released very soon and many Samsung fans are eager to buy the latest version of the J7. I personally like the J7 (2017) a lot and the J-series smartphones in general. In the recent couple of years they proved to be reliable devices offered at a reasonable price.

Problems with Samsung J5 fingerprint scanner - resolved

The problems and issues I've been having with the Samsung's J5 fingerprint scanner are finally resolved - see how

Samsung J5 fingerprint scanner
J5 fingerprint scanner - resolved
Many people have been reporting serious issues with the Samsung's J5 fingerprint scanner and mainly not being able to unlock the device with a single push/slide. And it was exactly the same story with my personal J5 (2017) which made me turn off the fingerprint unlock for good.

The 13MP rear camera - the biggest disappointment of J7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has one bug disadvantage over the competition and that is the main 13MP camera

J7 2017 camera review

There are many discussions about the performance of the J7 and there are good and bad things. The comments left for its main camera (on the back of the phone) are pretty much always negative. And it is not because it "only" 13MP or bad color reproduction but rather something quite common for cheap and mid-range smartphones - stabilization and low light capability.

The new Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) to hit the showrooms very soon

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS should be officially released in April - specs and price info

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS
Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung Galaxy J7 turned into one of the most popular smartphones. Thanks to its good performance, premium design and build quality, affordable price and reliability it deserves top score in the mid-range class.

First look at the 2018 Samsung Galaxy J7 - video

There are couple of major changes in the new Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS compared to the 2017 model. Here are some of them as reported by Test and Review earlier this week:

First look at the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS

Presenting the all new Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS (dual SIM)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) promises to be a successful continuation of the popular J-series that made huge impact on the smartphone market in the last couple of years. The next generation 2018 J7 will be offered in two dual and single sim versions - SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS. One of the major differences consumers will find in the new model will be the larger 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display (compared to the 5.5 inch in the current J7 2017).

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS should be officially released in April

Design and Looks

The fact that there are so many rumors around the release of the J7 (2018) means that this model got really important in the recent years. I am not sure how much it contributes from Samsung's overall smartphone sales but I would guess the number is high.

The design and build quality of the 2017 J7 were really impressive. The unibody design using metal for the whole device but the display was appreciated by most most consumers. I personally used for almost a year the J5 (2017) which has the same design features as the J7 and it also felt high-quality and premium, people always got it mistaken for much more expensive smartphone.
For the 2018 edition Samsung will keep the same trend with the J7. We will see dedicated operating buttons at the bottom front part under the 5.6 inch Super AMOLED screen.

On the back side of the phone we will see the biggest change for the new model - dual-camera with flash. This feature is a first in a J-series smartphone which will attract more buyers, especially those who care about the quality of their photos.

That is all we can comment about the looks of the new device. Soon we will update you with more details about the exact dimensions.

Release Date

The J7 (2018) with code name SM-J720F was already certified by FCC (Federal Communications Commission). This means the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS will hit the stores very soon and we expect too see it for sale in May.


The J7 (2018) would be priced around $350. Price may vary on different markets, since this phone is sold globally.

Please let us know what you think about this new smartphone and stay tuned for more information, specifications and full review of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018).

BMW Z4 Concept - amazing design in the new 2020 generation Z4

BMW showed how beautiful the all new generation Z4 might be - gallery

Looking at these photos I am sure many BMW fans will hope that is exactly how the next generation Z4 would look like. The Z4 Concept was reveled recently and has become one of the favorite design for car enthusiasts around the world. Here is an image gallery of the all new (may be 2020) BMW Z4 Concept:

Posted on March 20, 2018 | Categories: ,

Samsung J5 vs J7 - which is better?

Comparing the two best selling mid-range smartphones (2017) Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7

Samsung Galaxy J5 vs J7 in their 2017 editions are two of my favorite mid-range smartphones. They both come at a very reasonable price, look exceptionally well and perform above the average. These together with the adequate 2x 13MP cameras made the 2017 J-series extremely popular on the smartphone market.

Opel Vectra B on service for over 20 years

Opel Vectra B - still one of the best cheap second hand cars

Vectra B hatch
Opel Vectra B hatchback
Opel Vectra B was released in late 1995 and has been on service since then for millions of drivers all over Europe and Asia. The car was offered in 3 different body styles - 4-door sedan, 5-door estate and a 5-door hatchback. The hatchback version was very popular in UK where it was sold under the name of Vauxhall.

Vectra B - impressions when first released 

Back in the days Vectra B was one of the best looking mid-sized vehicles sold in Europe. It competed mainly with Ford Modeo, Mercedes C-class and VW Passat and all of them looked old and outdated when standing next to the recently released Opel Vectra B.


Vectra B was offered with a variety of engines. First line of Ecotec engines were first introduced in this car with displacement starting from 1.6 liters to big 2.5 V6. Gasoline engines were mostly sold in 1.6i 101 hp, 1.8i 115 hp and 2.0i 136 hp. There was also 1.6 mi (mono-injection) version with 75 bhp.
Diesels were limited to a 2.0 101 hp and 2.2 125 hp, both of which were very economical even by today's standards.

Buying a second hand car: Opel / Vauxhall Vectra B

 Many companies preferred the Opel Vectra B not only for its progressive design but also because of cheap maintenance. Company car fleets were later on sold to consumers and run on public roads even after more than 20 years.
Posted on March 18, 2018 | Categories: ,

First week with Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 - consumer review

Consumer review of Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 - best smartphone I have used so far

Galaxy J7 2017 smartphone

I've been using my Samsung J7 2017 for a week and it's already left a good impressions. The first thing I liked about this phone is the sleek look and metal casing. The phone has an almost perfect form factor. It's on the bigger end - 5.5'-inch display.

With its 5,5-inch display this phone may be bigger for most users. However, I was specifically looking for a bigger phone as it's more convenient for image viewing. The Samsung J7 is perfect on this level. It fits well in my hand. The grab is stable even without the protective case I've put on it to avoid scratches.

Why Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is the best mid-range smartphone today?

Samsung J5 and J7 are two of the most popular smartphones in the mid-range segment today - 3 things I like about it

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) smartphone
Top 3 things I like about the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

Today we will have a short discussion about one of my favorite smartphones on the market the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017). This is one very capable smartphone with 5.5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display and very good hardware specifications. Here are the top 3 features I like about the J7 (2017):

Can't wait to test the new Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS

  1.  Very good build quality - this last generation J7 looks and feels premium. It looks durable and metal body design feels sturdy. The phone itself is quite thin and weighs only 181 g (6.38 oz).
  2. Hardware and performance - Galaxy J7 (2017) is powered by an octa-core processor and had 3 gigs of RAM which by today's standards is considered average but this phone is quite snappy and doesn't lag even when heavy loads come. 
  3. Super AMOLED FHD display - I love how bright Super AMOLED displays are. The Full HD display in the J7 is amazing and I don't really miss the higher resolution of some other smartphones. The 5.5" size is one of the most preferred these days.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) - first impressions

First impressions from the mid-range smartphone Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

After using the J5 (2016) for more than a year and the J5 (2017) smartphones for almost an year now I would say I am really impressed with the J-series. Samsung really does a great job offering smartphones for under $300 that have very good build quality on one hand and offer more than adequate performance on the other. It is the same story with the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) which can be found for less than $250 and believe me, that is one of the best performing 5.5-inch

Opel Vectra C fuel consumption - real world test

Testing the optimal fuel consumption with the facelift petrol Opel Vectra C 1.8i

Vectra C board computer
Average fuel consumption on the board computer of Vectra C
Opel Vectra C is a car that is still on service, more than 15 years after it was first released. We've already tested different versions of the last generation Vectra C and almost all of them proved to be quite economical in terms of fuel consumption.

DJI Spark Fly More Combo - quadcopter drone deal

Buying new drone (quadcopter) - the small but mighty DJI Spark Fly More Combo

Buying new drone (quadcopter) is a matter of choice, but if you choose to buy one I would strongly recommend you the compact DJI Spark Fly More Combo. It is smaller than the popular Mavic Pro which is also a great little quadcopter. The Spark Fly More can be found on a very good price as well - currently offered at eBay for less than $600 (amazing deal).

AUX-in to CD30 in Astra and Vectra?

How to install AUX port to CD30 / CD30 MP3 in Opel Vauxhall Astra and Vectra

Probably many of you who read this post are proud owners of Opel or Vauxhall Astra, Vectra, Corsa or Signum. As good as these cars can be (not all of them of course) most of them come preset with the CD30 / CD30 MP3 audio system. Unfortunately this car audio system is quite outdated and even though it provides high-quality sound it doesn't have any useful ports for external sources. And believe me that could be a huge deal for many owners.

DZ09 Bluetooth smart watch consumer review

DZ09 Smart watch specifications and full video review

Man is constantly evolving, which is helped by various technologies. Today we will look at such a good helper as the smart watch  DZ09 based on Android. Yes-Yes, this is another Chinese clone that tries to look like Samsung Gear 2 at a low price. The smart clock DZ09, despite its budget, looks good and its technical functionality may be intriguing. Let's look at it in more detail, as well as understand it and we need it.

Honor 7 Lite - 3 big reasons not to buy this smartphone

Using the Honor 7 Lite happened to be a real struggle most of the time

I know the Honor 7 Lite is not an expensive phone but I really didn't expect it to disappoint in so many terms. Having used the phone for almost a year I can confirm that there are plenty of much better performing smartphones out there for the price of $200-250.

Toshiba 43U6763DG 43 inch 4k Ultra HD TV

Specifications and short review of the 43 inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV Toshiba 43U6763DG

Toshiba 43U6763DG TV review
Toshiba 43U6763DG 43 inch 4k Ultra HD TV -  is it any good?
Toshiba 43U6763DG is a 43 inch 4k Ultra HD TV offered for around 450 Euros, mostly on the European markets. This TV impresses with solid and very elegant design as well as very nice set of features.

The 4K picture quality is very close to the leaders in the segment Sony, LG and Samsung.