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Vivo V9 AI Face Beauty: What can it do?

The secret to perfect selfies



The V9 is Vivo’s latest smartphone release. The sleek handset sports a notched, borderless screen and a Snapdragon processor that makes it a very capable device. Yes, folks, great for your everyday social media needs! But, what else can this phone do?

Vivo’s slogan isn’t “Perfect Shot, Perfect View” for nothing! The dual rear cameras on this thing are pretty capable and you can even shoot in Pro Mode. That means you get the freedom to change camera settings as you take those photos.

But, what if you want the perfect photo without the fuss of changing all those settings? Don’t worry, Vivo’s got you.

This is where the AI Face Beauty mode comes in.

Simply tap on the Beauty Mode Settings, pick AI, and you’re all set to take the best-possible selfie without even needing to change settings. Artificial intelligence on this mode does the camera adjustments and all that’s left for you to do is strike your best pose.

All that’s left is editing! The V9’s built-in tools can take care of filters…

… and even more beauty mode tweaking.

And those AI camera adjustments? It’s based on whatever, or whomever is in front of the camera. Yep, the phone will recognize the selfie subject’s age, gender, and even skin tone. Using data gathered from one million selfie samples (that’s a lot of selfies 😱), the phone adjusts.

So yes, the camera can tell if you’re a dude and it will know not to airbrush your features too much. Expect every shot to be the “Perfect Shot,” even when you’re a guy taking a selfie!

Taken with the Vivo V9, this photo is an example of just how fresh and natural your selfies can look. Think of all the selfie possibilities!

SEE ALSO: Vivo V9 Hands-on: A handsome-looking midrange phone

This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Vivo.

Galaxy S10

Samsung announces new generation of wearables

These include a tracker, watch, and wireless buds



Aside from the numerous Samsung flagships announced at Unpacked in San Francisco, there were also a number of wearables announced: The Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Fit e, and the Galaxy Buds.

The Galaxy Watch Active is the sporty version of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch although without the iconic spinning bezel. It’s equipped with stress, fitness, and sleep tracking, GPS, NFC, WiFi, and Bluetooth capabilities. Of course, it also has Bixby built in. The watches will also have wireless charging capabilities which will work well with the power-share capable S10’s. It runs on an Exynos 9110 processor and a 230mAh battery. They’ll come in 4 pretty colors: rose gold, sea green, black, and silver. Available in the market on March 8 in the US for US$ 200.

The Galaxy Fit and Fit e are slim fitness wearables that will automatically track your activities. Equipped with a heart rate monitor and a .95-inch AMOLED display, this water-resistant baby is perfect for those who want something less obtrusive. They’ll be available in the second quarter of 2019.

Last but not least: The Samsung Buds. Powered by AKG, you’re ensured a great listening experience. It boasts 6 hours of battery life for streaming and 5 hours on calls, with an additional 7 hours with its charging case. That same case gives 1.7 hours of power on a 15-minute charge. Of course, it also has wireless charging. These Buds are available starting March 8 and they’ll retail for US$129. It comes in three colors: black, white, and a fun yellow.


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Galaxy S10

Instagram photo challenge with the Samsung Galaxy S10

Hands-on with all three versions!



Samsung’s newest Galaxy S devices have just been announced and we’re blessed with three versions: The Samsung Galaxy S10e (small), the Galaxy S10 (big), and the Galaxy S10+ (big big!).

Each phone is equipped with a number of cameras so you know what that means: IG photo test!

In our Her GadgetMatch video, we check out what’s so cool about the new Samsung phones and test what the cameras can do. Spoiler: They do a lot!

In case you’re having trouble viewing, watch HERE.

SEE ALSO: Samsung’s new LED light cover is the phone case we’ve always wanted

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Samsung’s new LED light cover is the phone case we’ve always wanted

It lights up with different designs!



The newest Samsung flagships have just been announced and they’re all great, but there was one thing that really caught my eye — mostly because it was literally glowing.

Yes, that is the Samsung Galaxy S10 in my hands, and yes, those are actual LED lights on the case. Just so you can appreciate how pretty it is, here’s the LED case in action:

So what exactly is going on here?

Samsung’s LED light case looks and acts like a normal smartphone cover. It comes in blue and white and has a smooth exterior. It’s also pretty thin, considering, and it has a sturdy feel.

Once it’s attached, the LED cover app will appear and you’ll have different LED designs to choose from. You can go for the “Mood lighting” option which was shown above, or…

You can choose LED icons. Just some of my favorites include this beating heart… 💓💕💖💘💞

… and this adorable doggo. 🐶

There are honestly so many to choose from, I’m not even kidding.

It even does a smartphone camera timer countdown…


… and just like that I am sold!

Cheers, Samsung! Just when I thought I was over boring smartphone cases, you shove a shiny, sparkling one in my face and I am very, very convinced.

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