It was 7 pm. I hurried into the restaurant, somewhat excited at the prospect of meeting Oli. Finding a seat for two, I seated myself comfortably. Soft music played in the dimly lit restaurant.
Oli, my ex colleague, was in town for a week and we had decided to catch up for dinner. I was to see her after a gap of 16 years to be precise. In all these years she had metamorphosed into a self-proclaimed diva and had acquired a quasi-celebrity status on the social media, posting pictures taken on her birthdays, anniversaries, and every other occasion that one can think of. Innumerable pictures of hers including close-ups of her face, exotic shades on her eyes, trendy hairstyles and bags, her cat, her hubby, friends, as well as the leftovers in her food plate flooded the social media. Her immense success on social media could be measured in terms of the FB likes and comments that followed the posts.
‘Maybe I could pick up a few tricks from her on how to be so social in the social media and how to look so glam in the pictures.’ I thought as I waited for her.
Soon, I saw Oli entering through the door and waved at her.
’Awww someone is looking so pretty. So happy to see you sweetie!’ She greeted me with élan, throwing a kiss and a hug.
‘I am fine Oli. You are looking gorgeous. How have you been?’
I am usually a little reserved with endearments, but make sure to return compliments.
‘Let’s capture the moment,’ she suggested. The alarm bell in my mind got triggered. I should not appear un-savvy in front of her. To match her selfie savviness, I offered to click and took out my cell. There was only a little charge left but that would suffice.
We pouted, I clicked a couple of pics, shared with her, she posted.
‘OMG! Who are you with? An apparition!’ a comment popped up within a few seconds.
‘Apparition! You mean a ghost, bhootni?’ I was confused.
It was then I noted that the background was so dim and picture was so blurred that I was looking almost like a ghost (eh a ghostess).
Still, does anyone ever say that on your face, well on Facebook!? It was a bit hard for me to digest.
‘Has your friend no manners at all?’ I fumed.
‘Cool it sweets. Let’s click again.’ This time she took out her mobile. ‘I usually get lovely clicks with my cell you know. Bolly gifted this to me on my birthday.’ It took me some time to figure out that Bolly was her hubby Baljeet.
I did not bother to pout this time; she clicked. She posted the selfies again and compliments started pouring.
For the rest of the evening, I had to listen to the paeans she paid to her mobile, her other gadgets, her cat and her Bolly, and I also had to see all their pictures. To make things worse, my cell discharged, and so I had to find a plug, put in on charge, and I couldn’t even pretend to fiddle around with it. To demonstrate the efficiency of her phone to me, Oli placed an order for some cat food on an app on her cell. Never before had I felt so strongly the need for a cell with a better camera that works as good in the dim light as it does during the day and charges fast.
My quest for such a mobile, it seems will be answered now with the launch of LG Nexus 5X.
The powerful 12.3MP rear camera in LG Nexus 5X is capable of producing some great shots even in dark light. 1.55μm-sized pixels are among the largest of any smartphone camera, on Android or otherwise. Better sensor with bigger pixels, laser-assisted autofocus and a broad-spectrum dual flash, and a lens with f/2.0 aperture lets more light in and captures sharp images in stunning detail. It can even shoot a 4K video.
The 5 MP front-facing camera on the Nexus 5X is a big improvement over 1.3 MP in Nexus 5, so those selfies will be sharp too. No longer will anyone look like a ghost in the dark.
‘Nexus Imprint‘, the fingerprint scanner at the back panel of the phone unlocks the phone with a single touch of a finger after authenticating the fingerprint and turns on the device at a super-fast speed. Nexus Imprint gets smarter with every touch, so there’s no need to ever touch the lock switch.
What’s more it also has a USB Type –C port, the super-fast and reversible chargers that requires only 10 minutes of charging to last for 4 hours.
With such features, the device stands out in the league of top smartphones available in the market and will be very handy if you have to charge your cell quickly and click sharp pictures in dim light, with the least juggling and no more confusion.
Image Source : Nexus 5X website
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