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Google Pixel 4 vs. Pixel 4 XL: what are the differences?

Google has just introduced its new high-end smartphones, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. What makes these two devices different? Are the differences minimal, or are they noticeable? Which one is the best?

The differences

The differences are minimal. From a technical perspective, we can find them on the screen and the battery. The Pixel 4 has a 5.7-inch AMOLED display while the Pixel 4 XL has a larger 6.3-inch AMOLED display. The screen resolution is a little better on the Pixel 4 XL (534 pixels per inch compared to 424 dpi for the Pixel 4).

It may seem like nothing, but this difference is essential when it comes to getting started. One-handed operation is also more difficult on the Pixel 4 XL, for example, to lower the notification bar.

Besides, the Pixel 4 XL has a 900 mAh bigger battery, so it should theoretically be more durable, despite a larger display. Autonomy is the element to fear on Pixel 4 because the capacity of its battery is lower than the previous generation. On the other hand, its weight is lighter.

The similarities

For the fourth generation of this Pixel range, we have a strategy similar to Apple’s with its iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. It is quite difficult to distinguish between these smartphones starting with design and manufacturing quality. Google is moving up the range this year, and if the design can be criticized once again, it has the merit of being more attractive than in previous years. The orange color also brings a little originality to the market.

The two smartphones introduce the same 90 Hz refresh rate for their displays. This feature popularized by gaming smartphones is now coming to the flagships. After the OnePlus devices, it is now the turn of the Pixels to benefit from this new feature. As explained in other articles, the difference is only noticeable when you look back at a smartphone that does not offer it.

Most importantly, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL offer the same camera with this dual 12 MP + 16 MP sensors. Since this is the most expected feature of this new generation, it is excellent news. So there is no one model more upscale than the other.

In short, from the camera to the 90 Hz screen, through the top screen border for Motion Sense sensors or the processor, everything is the same or almost.

Express VPN, a leading VPN software provider in 2019!

Overall, our ExpressVPN review can only be positive, both in terms of its application and performance, and our ExpressVPN test confirms this. After testing this paid Virtual Private Network solution for about two months now, here is what we have to say on it.

Simple installation

Our ExpressVPN test regarding its dedicated applications is very positive overall. For compatibility, during our analysis, we were served with its applications running on the various popular operating systems of the moment: Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and even Linux.

We were also able to use browser extensions, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, which allow us to control the VPN service directly from the browser. The tutorials available on the official website were also very useful during this ExpressVPN test, as they made it easier for us to use the VPN on other devices. Examples include Apple TV, Android TV, NAS servers, etc. There is now an application in Amazon Appstore that allows you to configure the VPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick, a positive point for this ExpressVPN review.

You can also go further if you want to use ExpressVPN every time you connect to the Internet at home. To do this, the provider offers you preconfigured software for the supported routers (Asus, Netgear, and Linksys). There is a firmware to download and install on the device following a guide provided. In other words, the VPN can work on all devices connected to the Internet.

During our ExpressVPN test, we found a video on site that will give you an idea of the process required to get VPN protection on all your devices. This will allow you to see if you think it will work for your router or not. You can also buy a router with the firmware already installed on it. In our ExpressVPN review, this is the simplest and fastest way to immediately benefit from the anonymity you are looking for through this Virtual Private Network. Besides, for most people, applications for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android cover the majority of their needs.

Ease of use

If we have to give ExpressVPN a grade on the use of its applications, this is where this supplier shines the most. 10 out of 10!

Windows and Mac OS dedicated App

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Windows desktop client

After registration, you can download and install the VPN software. As with our ExpressVPN test, the first time it is used, you will be asked to enter an activation code that is different for each device. In your confirmation email, you will receive a link to a page containing this code. It is a sensitive step that requires a backup.

Throughout our ExpressVPN test, we found that it was a little tedious to enter the activation code for each device separately. Nevertheless, this was not a reason to give a negative review to ExpressVPN. Indeed, this means that you will never, or at least very rarely, need to waste time connecting. As soon as you start the application, it is ready to run. Very positive for our ExpressVPN review.

Security and confidentiality

When it comes to security and confidentiality, it is just as positive as the one on speed. It can be confirmed on several factors that we will explain in detail in this ExpressVPN test.

Conclusion

To summarise this ExpressVPN notice, this provider that guarantees you complete anonymity, increased security of your connection and protection of your privacy from any pressure from your ISP or the government.

Throughout this Express VPN test, we were impressed by its performance, its level of encryption, its massive infrastructure of more than 2,000 servers, and its ability to manage the torrent and bypass geo-blocking.

The only issue that has been addressed in this Express VPN review is the management of simultaneous VPN protection limited to only three devices. At the end of this test, our review is positive on almost all points. If you are looking for a good VPN, we highly recommend it. Find a more detailled in-depth review of Express VPN on this website www.opportunites-digitales.com/avis-expressvpn/

Skincare And Grooming: Asian Men

More than enough has been talked about skincare for a woman’s skin, but not much is ever spoken about the same for a man’s skin. Men’s skin is obviously different from a woman’s skin. It is indeed thicker and produces more sebum. When not taken care of, you may notice a man’s skin get a leathery appearance to it. Areas of the body where men have to shave regularly will be subjected to more and more friction and therefore are vulnerable and sensitive as well. Just like how men’s and women’s skins are different, there is a lot of difference between Asian skin and Caucasian skin. Multiple dermatologists have confirmed that Asian men have more oily skin when compared to Caucasians. I have listed out some products that Asian men should use to help with their skin:

 

A cleanser: This can be construed as one of the most essential steps when it comes to skincare. A basic routine starts with a good cleanser, and one of those is highly recommended. The skin is exposed to all sorts of toxic impurities from the environment, and therefore a cleanser is needed to strip the skin off all these impure pollutants. A simple wash in the shower will surely not cut it; therefore, you should use products that can help with cleaning the skin. You need to choose one that has some deep-cleansing capabilities of pores and also control the oil on your skin.

 

A moisturizer can go miles when it comes to helping dry skin. When skin is dry, it is vulnerable to all kinds of issues. Shaving is one of the main reasons for skin becoming flaky and dry as well;  moisturizer can surely help in alleviating some discomfort and even prevent the further loss of moisture from your skin. It is crucial that you find a good moisturizer that is right for your skin. When you do, stick to it. There is nothing wrong in trying new ones but keep the good one in mind. It is also essential that you don’t choose one that makes your skin oily and sticky. Nivea and Dove have some creative options that you will love.

 
 

Shaving foam also plays an important role when it comes to skin care because the average Asian male shaves at least once every 2 days. Choose a good quality shaving foam, Gillette works best, speaking from personal experience. It nourishes your skin and also gives it a pleasant fragrance.

 

Use a good quality sunscreen if you live in a very sunny place. Check the SPF levels and use them. Wait for your moisturizer to settle before you put on sunscreen. Use conventional deodorants that make you smell good and ones that will allow your skin to breathe. Nivea has a couple of good options.

Best And Trendy Asian Brands

There are billions of people in Asia. Asia is home to two of the most densely populated countries on the entire planet. Therefore brands see it as an opportunity to make some profits by providing services by means of clothing to this endless number of people. This year indeed has seen an enormous boom in Asian brands rising and rapidly growing; this is undoubtedly a good thing because these brands are not too expensive when it comes to pricing. So they are aiming to provide even for the middle-class section of the society. Global expansion has also been one of their priorities; they have mainly captured the attention of the millennials and GEN Z with their sense of taste and also the kind of marketing they do. I have listed out some of these brands; you should surely check them out:

3CE (3 Concept Eyes)

 

3CE (3 Concept Eyes) is deemed the most instagrammable cosmetic brand out there. It was initially launched in the year 2009, and I is a very popular Korean label and is also one of the most playful and youngest brands, which is getting some recognition. Most of their products are geared towards the younger population, (the GEN Z and the Millennials) from product design to the distribution. All of their products are available online and offline as well and is mainly distributed through E-commerce and also some specialty retailers.

Charles & Keith is a fashion retail brand that primarily specializes in women’s accessories and also footwear. They have surely achieved a lot of success internationally as well over the years. They have a spot in large malls in multiple countries. They are homegrown on Singaporean shores and was first started in the year 1996 by two brothers. They have around 450 stores all around the world. Their main focus has been in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. They offer some very high-quality accessories and footwear at an affordable price.

Japanese based

Miniso – The Japanese based variety store which is a low-cost retailer and also a chain brand. It is barely known in the west, but the success of this brand in other parts of the planet is indeed not negligible. They recently opened their 2600th store, and they did this in less than 5 years. They have billions of dollars worth in sales. They have also agreed to strategically open more stores in 70 countries and regions, including Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc. The company was recently born in the year 2013, and their success is because they boast a modern-ish design which people can get at a lower price compared to the competitors. They aim to open 10,000 stores by the year 2022.