Exploring the key benefits of hosted PBX VoIP

The top five advantages of hosted PBX

Over the years, hosted PBX phone systems have been well regarded for their ability to deliver immense and tangible benefits to businesses of all sizes and verticals, most prominently small to midsized (SMB) businesses. For anyone looking to do away with the restrictions and cost burdens of unreliable proprietary phone systems, it may be worthwhile to explore the benefits of services provided by hosted PBX providers.

Exploring the key benefits of hosted PBX VoIP

Here are the top five benefits of hosted PBX VoIP

Greater cost efficiency

Hosted PBX solutions cost less overall, particularly when taking into consideration the cost burdens of ongoing repairs and downtime more commonly associated with legacy systems. Unlike premise-based system, hosted systems are managed offsite by the service provider. Furthermore, VoIP telephony necessitates far less equipment and no complex infrastructure to be purchased or configured as it relies solely on the Internet to deliver telecommunications services.

Increased scalability

Previously, it was always a concern that the system would need to be upgraded long before any tangible returns on investment were seen. This is not the case with managed PBX, in fact, the technology was designed to grow seamlessly to meet current and future business needs without requiring costly upgrades or rewiring. In this type of scenario, businesses are able to add or remove lines, extensions and even mobile devices with ease. This means that businesses no longer need to fear lost investments should their business grow faster (or slower) than originally forecasted.

Decreased maintenance responsibility

The end-user is not required to manage or maintain a hosted system, all of this is handled off-site by the service provider. This means that customers of such services are not required to dedicate an in-house tech team or invest time or money in ongoing system maintenance and instead are free to focus on more pertinent aspects of their business. More importantly, they report increases in uptime since the system, if repairs are needed, is never taken offline.

Maximum system reliability

Hosted VoIP PBX systems are renowned for their ability to connect every call without fail. This means no lag in response times, no lapses in call quality and no delays. End-users enjoy crystal clear call quality and voice clarity that far surpasses what was ever available through the traditional PSTN network.

True disaster recovery

As history proves, when disasters like storms, fires or power outages strike one of the very first things to ‘go down’ is the phone line. Or, at least, that is the case of anyone still relying on legacy systems for their communications needs. This disruption can bring a staggering halt to business and employee productivity, drastically affecting the bottom line and closing off external communications. A hosted solution will mitigate the risks associated with such disasters, allowing communications to continue even in emergency situations. In fact, even if the physical business location is rendered inaccessible, communications to the business can be instantly routed to any other location where Internet or mobile phone service is possible allowing business operations to continue.

Review of OnePlus One 64GB – Flagship Smartphone of OnePlus

OnePlus One 64GB Introduction

The Chinese manufacturer OnePlus launched the OnePlus One smartphone last year in the month of June and was nicknamed as the “flagship killer” because of the host of features it provided to its users at a mouthwatering price. OnePlus One is the best smartphone as it is available in the market even if its updated versions are launched by its manufacturers as the smartphone still delivers amazing and performance which is at par with high-cost flagship phones by another manufacturer. OnePlus was launched with 5.5 inches LTPS LCD touchscreen powered by Quad-core Snapdragon processor with an amazing 3GB RAM. Initially, the phone was available online and could be purchased by using invites, but now it’s open for everyone to is purchased. The phone also features like the CyanogenMod, which gives the device an ability to run different types of operating system.

OnePlus One

Design Specifications

The phone is really big in appearance and seems really stylish when seen from the front. While the front is straight the back panel of the phone is slightly curved, the three soft buttons present at the bottom of the front screen are nearly invisible unless they are lit. Except the front side of the phone, all other sides are covered with a unique material that gives a matte appearance but is not very aesthetic. The matte type finish makes a good grip when using the phone but lacks comfort. The camera with LED flashlight is provided at the center of the back panel, the power button is provided to the right while the volume buttons are provided to the left of the phone. MicroUSB port is provided at the bottom of the phone and the SIM card slot comes with a unique design that allows the user to use either Nano-SIM or a Micro-SIM.

OnePlus One 64GB

The phone is really big as its dimensions are 6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 in, making it really hard to use with a single hand. The phone is ranged between moderate to heavy w.r.t. weight as it weighs 162 grams (or 5.71 Oz). The phone is available in two colors, Silk White, and Sandstone Black.

Display Features

One Plus One features with 5.5 inches LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors providing a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The phone has around 401 pixels per inch, thus producing very beautiful and vibrant colors while the display is also multi-touch enabled. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes it scratch resistant, but we observed that it attracted a lot of fingerprints and grime. There is no problem associated with the viewing angles and color reproduction. The display of OnePlus is really crisp and sharp, and so will catch your attention instantly.

Memory Storage

The OnePlus One comes in 16GB and 64GB models, and the internal memory cannot be increased as it doesn’t have any MicroSD Card slot. The phone comes with a 3 GB RAM, which makes it a really powerful device.

Processor Performance Review

The OnePlus One is powered by Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Chipset torqued with a 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Quad-core processor. The processor is really powerful while backed with a 3 GB RAM, there are no issues related to performance. We did not observe any lag or delayed touch response when playing heavily encoded 1080p videos and there were no tearing and glitches. Heavy games, like Asphalt 8, ran smoothly, all credits to the powerful Adreno 330 GPU, and there was no lag observed of any kind. The benchmark tests done on the phone placed it at par with flagship phones like that of Samsung, HTC, and Sony.

Camera Features

The OnePlus One is provided with a 13 MP primary camera providing 4128 x 3096 pixels and having functions like autofocus, dual-LED flash and check quality. The secondary camera is provided with a 5 MP camera having 1080p@30fps quality. Full HD Videos are recorded with the phone with options of recording at 2160p@30fps, 2160p (DCI) @24fps, 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps video quality. The video recording also features HDR, stereo sound rec. and check quality. The primary camera has other features that include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR mode.

Review of OnePlus One

The camera works brilliantly as the image it captures are of a very good quality and have a lot of details, the only problem we found out in the camera was the focus sensitivity, as it took a lot of time to focus on various objects. The camera works mediocrely in dim lights as the image it captures lack details and possesses a lot of noises. Video recording can be done in 4K definition thus providing ultra HD quality videos.

Battery Backup Life

The OnePlus One phone is powered with a 3100 mAh non-removable Li-PO battery and can deliver up to one and half day on standby mode. The battery performs a little less when compared to another flagship phone on the benchmark tests done on the battery.

Technology Aspects

The phone runs on unique CyanogenMod 12 on which Android OS can also be used. The Cyanogen Mod gives the users a better control over the phone as it provides very detailed customization options. The Mod gives users the ability to change or modify almost each and every aspect of the phone like the temperature of screen color and shortcuts and widgets present on the screen. The themes showcase feature present in the Mod allows users to buy additional themes for the certain fixed amount of money. The best feature of this Mod is the gesture controls using which users can perform various tasks by just drawing certain pattern over the screen.

Overall Review Conclusion

OnePlus One is the best smartphone present in the market in its category and offers amazing specs at mouth watering prices. The Price of OnePlus One in India is between 15-20k on making it one of the best in the category. The speaker quality is really great as it produces very clear and crisp sound and has facilities like portable hotspot, document viewer, photo viewer/editor and call blocking features. The phone has received a feature score of 88 on Pricejugaad.com which is an excellent score and has received 67 on the reviews score that gives this phone a positive outlook. While no change in the price trends is predicted by Pricejugaad in future months so if you are planning to buy this phone then now is the time.

Foot Note – Being a blogger & technology enthusiasts, I usually keep myself updated with the latest trends in mobile technology, with new models and their performance in the market. I have found OnePlus One as a revolutionary trendsetter for China make in India and therefore, it inspired me to share about the gadget in my blog. I hope, my article would have helped you. Do share your comments to keep me inspired.