Errors when flashing with the SP Flash Tool
Possible errors produced by the SP Flash Tool when flashing devices based on MediaTek processors. (1003) S_COM_PORT_OPEN_FAIL The problem with the port. It may occur if for example com-ports are…

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Smartphones from the famous Chinese brand Xiaomi appeared on the Ukrainian mobile technology market not so long ago and already managed to conquer their users. However, not all fans of…

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Errors when flashing with the SP Flash Tool

Possible errors produced by the SP Flash Tool when flashing devices based on MediaTek processors.

(1003) S_COM_PORT_OPEN_FAIL

The problem with the port.

It may occur if for example com-ports are disabled in your BIOS (although in this case the com-port is virtual and physical USB, but if you turn off, you simply will not see the hardware on which the preloader drivers are installed). This is either a problem in the USB cable (it helps to change the cable for the firmware), or a problem in the USB port of the computer (it helps to poke the cable into another port). Continue reading

Types of screens in smartphones: which one to choose?

Before the mass distribution of smartphones, when buying phones, we evaluated them mainly by design and only occasionally paid attention to the functionality. Times have changed: now all smartphones have about the same capabilities, and when you look only at the front panel, one gadget can hardly be distinguished from another. Technical characteristics of devices have come to the forefront, and the screen is the most important among them for many. We will tell you what lies behind the terms TFT, TN, IPS, PLS, and help you choose a smartphone with the desired screen characteristics.

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New MediaTek technologies in the Helio X20 chipset

MediaTek did not bring new commercial devices based on the Helio X20 chip to MWC 2016, but it showed the newest and most promising developments, as well as the innovative capabilities of this chipset, which are still unrealized in consumer products.

One of these developments was the growing popularity of dual camera technology and the company offered its own view on the use of this chip in smartphones. What used to be dual cameras? At the time of the 3D boom, several smartphones entered the market capable of taking three-dimensional photos and videos. People were not ready for such solutions and a few years later the double cameras returned to their smartphones, giving them the ability to change the depth of field and analyze the background. Continue reading

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