Programmer PC Build 2020 under 30000

Programmers coding PC build 2020 under 30000 INR

Everybody makes a custom PC build for gaming, but what about the programmers who code to create web/mobile/pc applications. This time we are bringing the best Programmers coding PC build 2020 under 30000 INR. Frankly speaking, we never thought the build price would be below 30000 INR. It’s one of the best configurations you can get right now in the market keeping in mind the needs of a programmer/coder. One of the cool things about the best PC build for programming is that you can upgrade it for video editing or gaming too in the future.

Best Programmers coding PC build 2020 under 30000 INR

Processor: Ryzen 5 3400G (12099 INR)

As AMD is slaying the market with its Ryzen series, we thought let’s offer the best processor at the best price possible. So we put in the Ryzen 5 3400G processor which has a Radeon RX Vega 11 onboard APU. Just remember unlike Intel integrated graphics, Vega 11 is one powerful onboard APU. This can help programmers to run multiple desktops smoothly or cases where you want good performance with emulators and other graphical needs. Plus you can enjoy a bit of gaming without the need for a dedicated graphics card. Speaking about the technical specifications it has 4 cores, 8 threads, and base clock – 3.7 GHz(max boost – 4.2GHz totally overclockable+unlocked). For easy comparison, Ryzen 5 3400G gives some tough competition to Intel i5 9th gen processor and beats it in many aspects. Plus there is no comparison between AMD’s Vega 11 powerful GPU with Intel’s integrated graphics. There is still a notion about AMD heating up, well that is now gone with the new Ryzen series processors. It runs cool and with the max boost, it goes up to 75°C maximum. The good news is that it comes with Wrath Spire cooler so it’s all being taken care of.

Processor Price: 12099 INR (Prime ABGB | Amazon)

RAM: Crucial CB8GU2400 8GB (2475 INR)

A programmer can easily work with 8GB of RAM which in maximum cases will satisfy the memory requirements. We will be putting the Crucial CB8GU2400 8GB RAM with 2400 MHz clock speed. Assuming you are running Windows 10, browsing some Google Chrome tabs along with IDE to code – 8GB ought to do it(If you are using Linux then it would be more than enough). But in the scenario where you are a heavy multitasker and require more RAM, you can always throw in another one of these making the use of dual-channel which will be more efficient.

RAM Price: 2799 INR (Prime ABGB | Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H (6050 INR)

Keeping in mind that the programmer’s build is going to last more than a gaming one, we need something durable when it comes to the motherboard. Gigabyte B450M DS3H is a motherboard that is often used for gaming, but there are 2 cool things about it – affordable and WiFi. It’s one of the most budget-friendly board that comes with WiFi and has a micro ATX compact form factor. It supports our Ryzen 5 series processor with APU, comes with 4 DDR4 dual-channel RAM support, has RGB connectors that can be used for Wrath Spire, supports M.2 for SSD, and has some solid capacitors thus increasing the life of the motherboard. In the future, you can use the same motherboard for editing as well as gaming.

Motherboard Price: 6050 INR (Prime ABGB | Amazon)

Storage: ADATA SU630 (3825 INR)

Going with an SSD for any programmer will give them a powerful experience. For starters, SSD will decrease the boot time, make all the process so much faster as compared to the traditional HDD. We are putting in the ADATA SU630 with 480GB space which is more than enough for programming needs. As the build is a budget one, we are not putting in the M.2 SSD but will go for SATA SSD. This will save us in terms of cost and at the same time provide good performance. In case you have more storage needs then get a 1 TB HDD along with the SSD.

SSD Price: 3825 INR (Prime ABGB | Amazon)

Power Supply: Corsair VS450 (2323 INR)

There is not much to look out in the power supply segment. Getting a Corsair VS450 will do your job for the rig we are building for programmers. Its an affordable and totally reliable option. One of the advantages of VS450 is the efficiency in energy management and low noise because of smart fan control.

SMPS Price: 2323 INR (Prime ABGB | Amazon)

Cabinet: Antec VSK-10 (2650 INR)

Most of the videos you watch online, people tend to recommend Corsair Carbide Spec05 which is a mid-size tower. Its definitely a good choice, but on our lookout, we found something really compact especially good for programmers – Antec VSK-10. It has a compact micro ATX form factor, plus it is see-through – though it won’t matter much if the user is a programmer. But if you have an RGB supported motherboard it won’t hurt anyone to make good use of it. The Antec VSK-10 has a magnetic dust filter on the top and removable one on the bottom too.

Cabinet Price: 2650 INR (Prime ABGB | Amazon)

So this completes our Programmers coding PC build 2020 under 30000 INR. To sum it up you have the powerful Ryzen 5 3400G with Vega 11 APU, 8 GB RAM, 480GB SSD, and a see-through compact cabinet. One can upgrade it to an editing/gaming build by putting in a dedicated graphics card with another 8GB stick of RAM. The best thing is the CPU which is unlocked and overclockable right from the start(of course it does void the warranty – but what’s the fun without that!). This build is perfect for web developers, android developers, .net framework coders(Visual Studio users), etc. Do let me know if you have any specific requirements so that we can tweak the build for you. If you have any doubts or feedback about the current build – drop them in the comment section below.

Setting the ram in dual channel

HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM DDR4 Review

Today we have the HyperX Predator RGB RAM 2x8GB clocked at 2993Mhz, DDR4 memory, Tested in a dual-channel memory form. Ram is the most integral part of a system. Investing in the finest RAM your budget can afford is the way to go. Better ram ensures shorter boot times, providing a better web browsing experience and delivering a better gaming experience. In other words better the ram, better your system will run.

Setting the ram in dual channel

HyperX claims that the Predator series ram, Increases your frame rate, helps you broadcast your streams without any hiccups, and push through your highlight reel editing with unrivalled speeds. Which seemed to be true in our testing. We noticed the boot times to be significantly faster. The overall machine felt a lot faster from opening games to browsing the web everything seemed better. We did not notice any notable frame rate boosts in games, but the games sure did feel much smoother.

HyperX Predator RGB RAM 2x8GB clocked at 2993Mhz

Related Story: HyperX Launches Official Xbox licensed Gaming Headset in India

Apart from the performance boost, these HyperX Predator RGB RAM sticks also brought in an aesthetic enrichment to our system. The RGB Ram sticks lit up our rather mundane looking cabinet and added to the style points of the overall system. The HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM sticks do not provide an RGB controller but instead depends on compatibility with major motherboard software like the Gigabyte RGB Fusion, Asus Aura, MSI Mystic Light and ASRock Polychrome RGB. If your board doesn’t support any of those, you’re abandoned with the default rainbow pattern.

HyperX ram showcasing RGB

Apart from the normal usage we also ran some benchmarking tests to actually understand and verify the true potential of the HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM sticks.

CPU-Z tests to verify, the dual-channel form, memory size and speed.

CPUZ test

Novabench gave my system a Score of 2543. It rated the HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM sticks a whopping 284 and displaying the lighting fast RAM speed of a whopping 30642MB/s

Novabench test scores

 

HyperX Predator RGB RAM 2x8GB Ram sticks not only boost your system performance but also attribute to the beauty of your system. High speeds of the HyperX Predator RGB RAM matched with low latencies provide insane performance. These HyperX Predator RGB RAM modules are backed by a lifetime of warranty and are manufactured with over 30 years of experience.

Our Test System had the following specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 128GB
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
  • SSD: Kingston SHFR200240G 240GB
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2933 C15 (2x8GB)
  • Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING
  • PSU: Corsair RM 1000
How to install SSD in any laptop

How to install SSD in any laptop! [2019]

Laptops have a big disadvantage of customization when compared to a regular PC. If your laptop is slowing down, the first thing that comes to the mind is increasing the RAM. But it might not be the satisfactory solution that you are looking for. The best way is to get a SSD installed. What is SSD? How to install SSD in any laptop? Let us answer all these questions in this article.

What is a SSD(Solid State Drive):

Keeping aside the technicalities, SSD is basically a solid-state storage device which doesn’t have rotating disks or movable read-write heads. It is much better than an HDD.  It has quicker access times, low latency and is more durable than the hard drive. With all the speed and durability comes extra cost. SSD is costlier than a HDD, so going for 128GB or 255GB might suffice your needs. This is one of the secrets why Mac(Macbook/iMac) products are faster than other laptops/PC as they only use SSD now.

How to install SSD in any laptop

One of the major challenges is, not every laptop comes with an SSD slot. In this case, we still have a workaround to get SSD installed in any laptop.

How to Install SSD in any laptop:

1)  Firstly check the specifications of your laptop on the internet

Just search the specifications of your laptop and look for a M.2 Slot. If it’s specified that there is a M.2 slot then you don’t have to do too much work. Just buy a M.2 SSD which is not like the usual looking SSD rectangle body but rather looks like a RAM. The M.2 SSD fits in the motherboard of a laptop similar to the RAM.

2) M.2 slot not there? No problem. Replace the CD-Drive with SSD

If there isn’t a M.2 slot in your laptop, you can still add a SSD. In order to do that you will have to order a caddy.

Buy it from here.

But first, we’ll have to remove the optical drive or the CD-Drive. Here’s a quick video:

Also Read : Recover deleted data from lost partition

3) Buy an SSD!

This is a pretty obvious step. But buying an SSD can be a task too. There are so many types of SSD. Which one to buy?

If you have an M.2 slot check all these out and select one depending upon your memory need->M.2 SSD

If you don’t have an M.2 slot but have a CD-Drive slot buy any of these according to the storage needs->SATA SSD

4) Install the SSD

Now that we have covered all the prerequisites that come into play before the actual installation, let us look at the actual installation.

  • Here’s a video for M.2 slot users on How to install SSD in any laptop:

 

  • For users not having the M.2 Slot:

After buying the caddy, appropriate SSD and removing the CD-Drive, it’s time to actually insert the SSD.

Check out this video-

After installing the SSD in the caddy, just one simple task remains. Just insert the SSD into the empty CD-Drive bay. Tight all the screws and you are done! Make sure that you install the operating system in the SSD itself so it boots and functions faster than it used to on HDD. High definition games also work in a better way when installed on SSD. This was all about how to install SSD in any laptop! Comment down below if you have any questions and we will surely help.

 

Amazon Prime

How to get Amazon Prime Membership for Free

Amazon started a Prime membership program that enables users to get quicker deliveries and some exclusive deals on its e-commerce website. Anyone could get 1-Month of Free Prime Membership on a trial basis. But now that offer is gone for good. As of now, you need to pay Rs.499 to get 1 Year of Amazon Prime Membership which is worth Rs. 999 as original pricing. But what if I tell you that you can get the benefits for Free. There is a glitch in the Amazon buying procedure which lets you enjoy Prime benefits for free. Ofcourse there is a catch to it, but it will work for sure. Let us see how to get Amazon Prime Membership for Free.

The glitch was accidentally discovered which activated the Amazon Prime membership. Here is how you do it.

How to get Amazon Prime Membership for Free?

  1. Log in to your Amazon account.
  2. Check the logo of Amazon. You will see the Try Prime option just below it. Click on it and the membership page will appear.
    How to get Amazon Prime Membership for Free
  3. On this page, you need to click on ‘Join Prime Today’.
  4. After this proceed normally like buying a product. You will see the total amount, just click on buy/check out.
  5. Enter shipping address, you can keep it as your home or any daily used address.
  6. Next step is to choose the payment method. Here is the main step where the magic happens.
  7. Select Net Banking as your payment method and choose HDFC Bank gateway for payment. Next click on Place Your Order and Pay.
    How to get Amazon Prime Membership for Free
  8. Netbanking page of HDFC will be opened in front of you. Just enter 123456789 in the user ID /Customer ID and click Continue.
  9. You will get an error message saying ‘You are not authorized to do this transaction’. Just close the window and open Amazon website.

    You are reading: How to get Amazon Prime Membership for Free

  10. Boom! You will see that your Amazon Prime Membership is activated.

Now the catch is that the Prime Membership stays for about 1 day. You will get various emails from Amazon saying that your Prime membership will be canceled if you don’t actually go ahead and pay. Just ignore them and buy the products you want. Once you have placed the order in the Prime Membership period, it will be delivered accordingly even if the Membership is canceled the next day. So whenever you need to purchase anything through Amazon Prime, then just repeat the same procedure. This works every time you do it and is totally tested. Just a few steps and you get Free Amazon Prime Membership for 1-day ‘n’ number of times. This is how you get Amazon Prime Membership for Free without paying any money. Enjoy the full benefits using this method. Let us know if you face any issues regarding the same method and we will be happy to help.

Make USB bootable Linux or Windows

Guide: How to make USB bootable

I have received a lot of doubts related to installing any operating system. Though if you go ahead and Google the query you will surely find the answers. But then I thought to make my own version of Guide on how to make USB bootable explaining each and everything. I will also recommend some of the software that I use to make USB bootable. So let us begin with the very basic question that is, what is USB bootable?

Guide: How to make USB bootable

What is USB bootable?

Before the trend of USB drives/Pen drives, we all used to install an operating system using a CD/DVD. But now everybody has USB drives which we can use to install the operating system. Now as you know that once you boot your system, after the company branding the operating system kicks in. So if we need to replace that operating system we need to do it before the operating system starts. So all the files of installation comes in a common format called “.ISO”. ISO is basically an image of the optical disc, meaning it has the files copied from the optical disk sector by sector. So if you wanted to generate an exact virtual image of an optical disc, you would do that in the ISO format. All the files are packaged in one single file that ends with a .iso extension. Answering the main question, USB bootable means we will basically copy all the files from the ISO file to USB drive in such a way that it boots on the startup. So one thing is clear that all operating system will come in ISO format.

Where can you find the ISO file?

Well for most of the free Linux distribution it will be available on their respective websites. For Windows you can may be search for it on Google for the official ISO file. For Windows 7/8 I have mentioned a tool below that can also download the ISO file for you. And apart from that you always have one other source where you find all the things which I can’t say it directly but it starts with ‘T’.

Requirements

  • ISO file of operating system
  • A USB drive of 8GB at least (USB 3.0 would be preferable)
  • A software to make USB bootable

We will be using a software to make USB bootable. It all depends on which operating system you are thinking to install. Nowadays most of the tools support all operating system and are universal. The list of top tools with their download links is given below. Use any one of them.

Software USB bootable:

If you are familiar with Linux then you can also use DD commands which works great too. Before starting with the procedure let me tell you that if you are thinking to dual boot then you can go for the alternative of running the operating system using virtual machine software. Also if you want to do it for DVD then just burn the .iso image directly on it or use the same tools.

GUIDE: How to make USB bootable?

I am going to use Rufus for showing you the procedure.

  1. To begin with make sure that your USB drive is blank and has no files, as this procedure will delete everything.
  2. Next launch any software from the aforementioned link, very few will actually require installtion.
  3. After that it will ask you to choose various things out of which two options are really important. One is USB drive letter and second is .ISO file location. Apart from that the name of operating system may or may not be asked.
    Note: While selecting just choose the option that says I have the ISO file or else it will re-download the whole thing.

    Guide: How to make USB bootable

    Rufus USB bootable Options

  4. After selecting those options you can choose if you want to format the drive or not. Well format is recommended from my side.
  5. So the preparations are done and now you can go ahead click start which will give you some warnings just click yes.
  6. After certain time interval the progress bar will hit 100% and the process will be completed. Now it is safe to remove the USB drive.

This is how to make USB bootable using software and ISO file. There is again one step left before you start the installation which is, go to BIOS setting of your machine and check the boot priority. Always set the boot priority of USB drive to the top so that it boots before the hard disk or DVD-ROM. If you have done the procedure carefully you will see installtion starting. If there is any issue then may be your ISO file is corrupted. If you have any doubts please do mention them in the comment section below.

ASUS RT-AC88U router

ASUS RT-AC88U router specifications and review

High-speed internet mainly via Wifi is what people nowadays thrive on. All the apps are just feeding on Internet choking all the bandwidth. May it be office or home there is a huge amount of data flowing through the router. Now the main problem is faced by the network engineer who’s sole job is to keep the network running. A good router is what he needs in this kind of situation which will make his task easier. ASUS has got a router that will be great to handle this kind of traffic. So today I will tell you about ASUS RT-AC88U router specifications and review it in detail. Let me tell you that it is a dual band gigabit router. Let us find out what it means.

ASUS RT-AC88U router specifications and review

 

What is Dual Band Router?

Dual band is the new feature that was introduced with new ‘ac‘ standard. The normal home router only has 2.4GHz Wifi channel on which most of your devices work. Dual band means having a 5GHz channel along with 2.4Ghz. The new channel has got more bandwidth and it creates a data stream with the devices. In simple terms good bandwidth distribution and high speed of data exchange. You will get good speed on all devices no matter how many devices you connect. Previous I had like 12 devices connected on my triple antenna tplink router. Most of the time the router would like just hang and stopped working. But with this router it can easily handle 12+ devices.

So enough with the theory of dual band, let’s go ahead and unbox this monstrous router and check out the specifications. You can watch the video of unboxing, do like and comment your thoughts on it.

Unboxing of ASUS RT-AC88U/ AC3100 dualband gigabit router:

ASUS RT-AC88U router specifications and review

Design

ASUS RT-AC88U router specifications and review

Back view

The router comes with this amazing monstrous looking design. It has 4 antennas which looks just great with those red notches. The two antennas are attached on the back and the other two on left and right. The size of router is almost the double or triple if we compare it with the normal home router. On the top we have some LED indicators for power, Wifi, WAN, ethernet, WPS and Internet. On the front-left there is the USB 3.0 slot inside a small compartment. On the front-right there are two buttons one to toggle Wifi and the other one is to toggle the top LEDs. Moving on to the back we have the power push button, 12V DC-In jack, WAN input port, the 8 gigabit high speed ethernet ports, the WPS button and lastly the reset button. The router design lacks in only one thing i.e. some red LEDs. It would have been just great if there was like a red light coming out from the top and side air vents. I really expected that when I first saw the router box.

Performance

Well you need to know this that the router is also kind of a small PC processing all our data and doing some geeky stuff. The ASUS RT-AC88U comes with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and 512 MB of RAM, 128 MB of flash storage. It takes almost 2 mins for the router to boot up with all its Wifi and WAN running. There is also lot of heat produced so you need to make sure that you keep the router on a flat surface and not covering the air vent.

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As I told you about the dual band and 4 antennas, that all helps the router to manage traffic in a better way which is its specialty. But remember if you have an ac router already, then you wont get like better speed and all. Before upgrading to this one, make sure that you really have a traffic issue or else it will be of not much use. Yes this router will help you for Gaming and 4K streaming. Time to check out all the features.

Features

For setting up the router you can always use the quick setup option and the default IP is 192.168.1.1 with username – admin and password – admin. The router has some excellent features and different software tool that comes with it. Listed below are the main features:

  • Dual band – 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Easy blocking of internet access, time scheduling, and Mac IP binding as per client
  • Guest network – For friends to access the internet and not the LAN network
  • AiProtection – Security against malicious websites, infected device prevention
  • Parental Control – Blocking access based on keywords, URL, time scheduling
  • Adaptive QoS – Bandwidth Monitor for each client, web history (catches everything that passes through)
  • Bandwidth limiter with priority scheduler
  • Game Boost – WTFast(Gamer private network) support to reduce the latency, Lan Boost
  • Traffic analyzer – Shows data consumption for each app for each client according to date. Amazing tool for analyzing the bandwidth usage but didn’t work at my place for some reason may be a bug in the firmware.
  • Traffic Monitor – Monitor the traffic on both Wifi Channels and ethernet ports
  • USB application – Yes we have USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 where you can connect external hard drives, USB drive, printer, USB dongle and even an Android phone for internet sharing. Share the disk online or on the network make media servers or share printer over the network.
    Though what I personally feel is the data transfer speed when you connect a device using USB is very slow. It needs a lot of work to make sure that the media files from USB device can be streamed on the network.
  • Smart remote access and smart sync are some other features to sync the data to ASUS webstorage.
  • DMZ can always redirect all the incoming traffic to one machine elimiating the need of port forwarding every time you want to access some application remotely.
  • Hardware Firewall has DoS protection which can again filter packets based on keywords or URL
  • Operation Mode – Wireless router mode, repeater mode, access point mode, and Media bridge
  • Dual WAN – This is a cool feature ensuring that your internet is working even if the primary WAN fails. Yes that means you can have two connections and in case the first one fails, second one will be used as the backup option.
  • Mobile APP available for Android and iOS

These are like all the features of the ASUS RT-AC88U gaming router. You can just head on to WTFast website and download their software to boost the online gaming speed and decrease latency.

Pricing and availability

Well I know you are all happy with features and device of this device. But here is the part where it may decrease the amount of happiness as this router is priced at 300$ approx. It is available on Amazon for 274$. Yeah the router is overpriced and you need to think before you upgrade.

Verdict

Overall I liked the design and the performance of this router. On the software side the bugs like traffic analyzer and traffic limiter should be fixed as this was totally not expected with the latest firmware. If you have a high budget and you don’t already own a ‘ac‘ router then definitely go for this router as it will not disappoint you. The review device is gone and I am feeling the void from now on. So this were the ASUS RT-AC88U specifications and review in complete detail with unboxing. Let me know if you have any doubts about this router or may be its feature in the comments section below.

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LCD Monitor Repair and disassemble : Samsung Syncmaster 943NWX

The Problem Statement: Suddenly one day my Samsung LCD Monitor stopped showing anything when I powered on my PC. There was no check signal cable dialog box when I removed the VGA cable, only the blue power LED blinking. So I planned to disassemble the monitor and check for issues. There were 3 capacitors which were swollen up so I suspected that they were fused. I replaced them with new ones and boom my LCD monitor repair is done. I can see the check signal dialogue box rolling all over the screen. You can buy the capacitors in any nearest electronic component shop, just check the value of capacitor and the polarity.

What may have happened: Due to power fluctuation the capacitors got fused which basically does the job of holding charge. Many times this can be only a temporary solution, main cause being different. But in my case this worked fine and it is still working great. So check out the video on how to disassemble and repair any monitor in the step-by-step tutorial below.

LCD Monitor Repair and disassemble : Samsung Syncmaster 943NWX

Hanger mouse featured image

Portronics Hanger wired optical mouse review

Mouse is a device that we use daily but we don’t pay much attention to. You would be really surprised to know how a good quality mouse changes the precision of your clicks. So this article is all about Portronics hanger wired optical mouse review. This is the first time I would be doing the review of a mouse.

Portronics Hanger wired optical mouse Review:

Portronics Hanger wired optical mouse

Design

The dimensions of the mouse are 104 X 63.5 X 35 mm and it weighs 80.2 gm. It is ambidextrous that means it can be used easily by both left-handed as well as right-handed person. There is a silicon grip around the mouse which really helps to maintain a firm grip on the mouse. The length of the cord of mouse is 1.2m which is sufficient to connect it with the rear USB port of PC. The mouse is comfortable to use for prolonged period of time. The only problem that I faced while using the mouse was, simultaneous pressing of left and right click buttons while gaming due to design and high sensitivity of button. This may be because I don’t have a habit to use flat mouse, but in normal use it worked excellent.

Performance

Hanger mouse sensitivity 1000dpi

Hanger(mouse) has an optical sensor with 1000dpi sensitivity which gives high precision in controlling the mouse pointer. I tried using the mouse on various surface and it worked on glass surface too. It is a plug n play device so you don’t need to install any drivers or software separately. Hanger is compatible with all the latest operating system of Windows and Mac OS. One interesting thing is that it can run on your android phone too, you just need an OTG cable for the connection.

Availability and Pricing

Hanger mouse dual color combination

It is available in three dual colour combinations of black-grey, white-grey and white-red. The price of the Portronics hanger mouse is Rs.299. You get a special discount if you buy from the link below.

Update: After using the mouse for 2 months, the scroll is not working properly. This may be device specific or a mechanical problem.

So this was the Portronics Hanger wired optical mouse review in detail. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable mouse for normal usage, then Hanger is highly recommended for you. I won’t suggest it for hardcore gamers. Please post your suggestions and doubts in the comment section below.

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Battery charging gif

Tips on fast charging smartphones and other gadgets

Charging devices is a thing that every gadget user will hate but unfortunately it is necessary. You need to juice up your device after some interval depending on your battery life. One thing that we ignore is all the factors that decide the charging time. If your device takes much longer to charge, then follow our tips on fast charging smartphones or other gadgets. This will increase the charging speed and reduce the time it takes to charge battery. All the tips mentioned below will focus on smartphone, though some may apply on other gadgets like tablet, portable chargers too.

Tips on Fast charging smartphone and other gadgets

Tips on fast charging smartphones and other gadgets

Choose a Proper Wall charger

First thing, a wall charger will be the fastest source of charging as compared to Laptop USB port. You need to check the power rating of your charger. To do that, pick up your charger and search for the word OUTPUT then check the voltage (5V), current (mA or A) or may be power(Watts) where Power=(Volt*Current). So for fast charging I recommend you at least get a 5V 2A rating charger. If you experience slow charging then mostly your charger’s output current rating would be 1A or less. Most of the normal charger will have 5V constant voltage but the current will vary. Note your device will only consume the amount of current it needs irrespective of the input current you provide. So don’t worry you will not blow up your device with a high current charger. I recommend the Sony CycleEnergy Wall adapter which has a rating of 5V 2.1A. It also includes 1.5m good quality USB cable. Note you can charge all your smartphones/tablets/Portable Chargers with this device irrespective of the brand.


Nowadays most smartphones comes with a Quick charge feature introduced by Qualcomm which allows your device to consume more power and reduce the charging time substantially. To check if your smartphone is Quick Charge 2.0 enabled, download this LIST. If so then you can use the Qualcomm certified chargers like the Aukey 18W adapter given below which is costly.

If we see the list of portable chargers, ASUS Zenpower has the highest current rating of 2.4A followed by OnePlus and Xiaomi power banks.

Check your USB cable

Oh yes, the USB cable can also affect the charging time as it is the medium through which current flows. So if you have bought a USB cable from a local store, chances are, that it may limit the current flow. Try using another good quality USB cable which you can buy online. Remember USB cable more than 1.5m may slow down charging depending on the quality. Strictly avoid using USB cable extensions.

Avoid Laptop’s or PC’s USB port (Use USB 3.0 if needed)

Tips on fast charging smartphones and other gadgets

Laptop USB 3.0 Port

You should generally use Wall chargers instead of Laptop’s or PC’s USB port due to the current limitation. A normal USB 2.0 has a max current output of 500mA(2.5W) whereas the new USB 3.0(Blue color) supports upto 900mA current(4.5W). The dedicated USB charging ports supports upto 1.5A(6.5W) output current. So if need arises go for USB 3.0 or a dedicated USB charging port available in some laptops.

Perform these tasks before charging

Close all the running process/background apps on your smartphone or tablet. Turn off Wifi or Data if there is no need. You can also power down your device or switch on Airplane Mode to enable fast charging.

Let your device cool down

Never put a device on charging in direct sunlight or at high temperature. High temperatures may result in slow charging. You can additionally remove the case if the device is a bit hot. Always charge your devices at normal room temperature.

Proper Battery maintenance

There are some tips that you can follow to enhance the battery life of any gadget. Firstly perform a full charge cycle(0% to 100%) every month to ensure good battery life. Next tip never overcharge your device, or put it to charging full night. This is surely going to affect the battery in long run. Next try to keep your smartphone’s battery level between 40-80%. These all tips will surely add some more days to the overall battery life.

So these were the tips on fast charging smartphones and other gadgets. Let me know if I missed any point through the comment section below. Also if these tips helped you, do share it with your friends using the sharing buttons below.

Use whatsapp from PC

How to use whatsapp from PC (Android Users)

Whatsapp is one of the largely used messaging app worldwide as it uses our mobile number for identification and its simple. Now one thing that bugs people is the  gap of communication between PC and smartphone’s. Generally when I am sitting on my desktop, I don’t prefer to use mobile phone. But as whatsapp is not available for PC, I have to check my messages on the phone. But this issue is now solved and you can use whatsapp from PC. People used to install bluestack to use whatsapp on PC, but that will disconnect your account from the smartphone.

There is a app which allows you to manage your android smartphone from PC called as Airdroid. They have now launched a new Mirroring service which allows you to literally control your android smartphone from PC. Lets see how to take advantage of this service to use whatsapp from PC.

Requirements :

  • Android Smartphone with ROOT Access
  • Smartphone and PC both connected to the same WIFI network (Alternate : Remote feature has limited usage)

How to use whatsapp from PC ??

  1. Download Airdroid application from Playstore.
  2. After installing give ROOT access to the app otherwise the mirror service won’t work.
  3. Sign Up for an account via email or Gmail or Facebook etc.
  4. Download Airdroid Desktop client from this LINK. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose from Windows or Mac)
  5. After downloading install it and sign in using the account you created before.
  6. Now comes the fun part. Click on the binoculars icon which will open a new window and load the interface of your smartphone.
    Note: Your smartphone and PC must be connected to the same Wifi Network

    Airdroid Desktop Client

    Airdroid Desktop client

     

    Use Whatsapp from PC (Airdroid Mirror Service)

    Whatsapp on PC


  7. You can totally control your android smartphone and use whatsapp from PC. Type using your PC’s keyboard and tap using mouse click.

This mirror service is still in Beta so it has bugs. Sometimes it may stop responding and you have to relaunch it. Also use it slowly as it will not be able to handle quick usage. But other than that, its fun. Enable the Mirror notification service to get notifications right on your desktop.

To do this tap options -> Settings -> Notification Mirror Service -> Turn it on.

Airdroid Mirror Notification

Airdroid Mirror Notification enabling steps

You can also use other apps including camera and don’t even have to pick up your smartphone. Using Airdroid you can transfer files from PC to Smartphone easily without any wires. This desktop client replaces the task done previously using the browser.

Share your experience of using Whatsapp on PC with Airdroid Mirror service through the comment section below.