LG G Flex 2

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LG G Flex 2

LG G Flex 2

LG G Flex 2 is the company’s second attempt at making a curved smartphone and it’s like the first try with properly bumped up specs and a more manageable 5.5-inch screen.

Before Apple’s smartphones began bending unexpectedly, LG started making a phone with a deliberate curve, and it’s continuing to turn heads with another, the LG G Flex 2.

This concave Android phone is the follow-up to the world’s first curved smartphone, the LG G Flex, and while it bends the same way, it has new dimensions and specs backing it up.

At CES 2015, I found the LG G Flex 2 screen to be noticeably smaller and easier to hold at 5.5 inches, matching the display size of the LG G3. The previous Flex was a full 6 inches.

LG G Flex 2 display

Going with that new, more manageable display size is a high resolution P-OLED touchscreen that’s 1080p, up from the decidedly deficient 720p display of the original.

With a faster Snapdragon processor, more RAM and Android 5.0 Lollipop on board this banana-shaped boat, the LG G Flex 2 is headed in the right direction.

The specs make more sense this time around, but does a curved smartphone makes sense to begin with? I bent over backwards to test out all of the following features.

Display

The LG G Flex 2 kicks in the extra resolution necessary to make it Full HD, meaning it’s flexible OLED is now on par with other 1080p screens out there including the Moto X.

It’s no longer 720p and stretched to 6 inches. At 5.5 inches, those 1080p lines of resolution are even more dense, equating the pixel count to 403 pixels per inch, up from the old 245ppi.

LG G Flex 2

Okay, no, this isn’t a Quad HD display that meets the quality of the LG G3, but the jump from 720p to 1080p seems more significant to the human eye than the trendy move to 2160p.

That’s enough for LG to call this curved Plastic OLED very easy on the easy and immersive, but with only a few minutes, we’ll have a full review to be the judge of that.

What’s clear right about about the LG G Flex 2 display is that it’s more durable than the first Flex as well as traditionally-shaped smartphones.

It’s not completely flexible as the name suggests, but the phone does have some give, as evidenced by my finger forcefully pressing down on the phone’s curved back hump.

LG’s head of smartphone planning, Dr. Ram-chan Woo, had an even more drastic test at the CES 2015 unveiling: sitting on it. The LG G Flex 2 survived unscathed.

Design

LG touts the LG G Flex 2 as the perfect equivalent to the curved 4K TVs that it is showing off a CES 2015, a design that the company says naturally matches the contour of your eyes.

As skeptical as we remain about this curved trend, it does offer something new to increasingly stagnant smartphone designs. They’ve been refined ad nauseam.

LG G Flex 2 review

The same thing can be said about the virtually-bezel-free Sharp Aquos Crystal, but it’s a distant second when you consider all of the chances LG is taking with its design choices.

Take for instance the second-generation self-healing back. Light scratching the smooth “spin hairline” polish now disappear in as little as 10 seconds.

It used to take about ten minutes for these same blemishes to fade. The LG G Flex 2’s new Wolverine powers are now 18 times faster than before.

The back is also home to another LG design pattern: buttons on the rear of the phone. Volume up and down flank the center-located home button from the top and bottom.

This feature has been controversial among LG phones, but when it works well it makes sense and the idea seems initiative and keeps the phone’s sides, which you often grip, clean.

When it doesn’t work – whether you accidentally press the power button and mistakenly turn the screen off or can’t find the right buttons blindly – it seems like a terrible idea.

LG G Flex 2 comes two colors: Platinum Silver and the more daring Flamenco Red.

Specs

It can flex on the outside, but what kind of muscle does the LG G Flex 2 have on the inside? None other than a Snapdragon 810 processor.

LG touts this as the first official phone with the Qualcomm’s new system on a chip for 2015, complete with 64-bit Octa-core CPU and speeds of 2.0GHz.

Tech-radar went hands on with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor in December and walked away impressed on reference units. Now it’s time to try the real thing.

LG G Flex 2

Backing up the speedy processor is 2GB of RAM, showing that LG is not quite ready to make this the premier product sporting 4GB of memory. It is, however, the faster DDR4 RAM.

The other kind of memory, on-board storage, amounts to 16GB and 32GB and, yes, the LG G Flex 2 adds a much-valued micro SD slot that maxes out at a whopping 2TB.

The Snapdragon 810 processor should make for better battery life, and given the smaller 3,000 mAh Li-Polymer that replaces the LG G Flex’s 3,500 mAh battery, that’s a good thing.

Charging the smartphone is also easier thanks to the next-generation chip and new battery. It supports faster charging that’s said to garner 50% battery life in under 40 minutes.

That matches the Turbo Charging found in the phones like the Nexus 6 and Droid Turbo, and it’s clutch when on a brief layovers between airports.

Interface

LG’s skinned version of Android 5.0 Lollipop should also extend LG G Flex 2’s battery life, evening out the naturally smaller capacity. It is a 5.5-inch phone after all.

Other new software features include Glance View, a way to peek at the time and notifications with a single swipe held down from the top.

LG G Flex 2 review

Studies show that people check the time and notifications on their phone 50 times a day on average. That makes this method of lighting up only the top portion of the screen appealing.

LG compared Glance View to an addictive game of Blackjack, an appropriate metaphor given our Las Vegas CES 2015 surroundings.

Glance View joins the existing Knock Code that lights up the phone with two taps and unlocks it with a specific pattern and other LG G3 software like the Smart Keyboard.

Camera

LG admitted that the original G Flex had a camera that didn’t meet most users’ expectations, but the 13-megapixel snapper on the G Flex 2 intends to right those wrongs.

It has advanced optical image stabilization, laser auto-focus and dual flash all on the back. On the front, there’s a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera.

The camera software is also better, especially if you’re looking to snap some selfies. Gesture shot makes its way to the LG G Flex so you can form a fist to activate a 3-second timer,

Even better, reviewing the shot happens automatically when you hold the camera down, as you would to preview the resulting pic.

LG G Flex 2 review

Early verdict

I like the LG G Flex in Flamenco Red because it sums up LG’s choices a lot better. It’s a new approach to conventional smartphone design.

There’s more to like about the LG G Flex 2 and the first phone certainly had its admirers. But it was a bit of a cult following and of those fans were all about the 6-inch display.

Nevertheless, at 5.5 inches, the new design is more likely to be picked up by bored Android phone owners tired of the same flat design.

The specs make sense and the G Flex release date is expected in the first half of this year, debuting in Korea first in January.

If the price makes sense, it’s more likely this trend could become a legitimate alternative feature in more than just LG smartphones.

This is the HTC One M9

Surprise! After months of speculation and leaks, HTC is finally ready to show the world its latest flagship, the One M9. Sorry to disappoint, but those leaks were, for the most part, spot on. As they suggested, there’s no major change in terms of industrial design here; the M9 looks a lot like the M8, which in turn looked a look like the original One. That means you’re getting an aluminium unibody design with a 5-inch 1080p display framed at the top and bottom by HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers. Sure, it’s a bit narrower, a little shorter, and a shade thicker than the M8 it replaces, but you’d be hard-pressed to tell the handsets apart at first glance.

HTC One M9

The spec sheet sees a number of incremental bumps. Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU is doing the heavy lifting here, supported by 3GB of RAM, and the M9 also sees the welcome addition of Android 5.0 Lollipop, although the presence of HTC’s Sense skin means users won’t see such a dramatic aesthetic change between 4.4 and 5.0. The battery capacity has also been bumped up from 2,600mAh to 2,840mAh, which, when combined with the new Snapdragon, will hopefully see the M9 last a full day with ease.

HTC One M9

Perhaps the biggest change comes in the form of a new rear-facing camera unit. HTC called an abrupt stop to the megapixel wars with the introduction of its UltraPixel tech, which used large, less densely packed pixels that absorbed more light. That’s all gone this time around, as there’s now a more conventional 20-megapixel sensor set in a square camera unit at the rear of the phone. HTC is promising big things from this camera, touting its f/2.2, 27.8mm lens and, thanks to the bump in pixel count, 4K video recording. It’s not abandoning UltraPixel entirely, however, as it’s using that technology for its front-facing camera.

HTC One M9
All told, the M9 looks like a good, if incremental, upgrade over its predecessors (especially if you’re coming from the original HTC One). We’ll get back to you with some more detailed impressions as soon as possible.

Xolo Omega 5.5 (Black)

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HIVE, Built on Android OS v4.4 KitKat Operating System 1.4 GHz Octa Core Prosessor 13.97 cm (5.5 inch) Screen Size 13 MP Exmor IMX 214 Rear Camera and 2 MP Operator video calling Front Camera 1 GB RAM and 8 GB Internal Memory 2600 mAh Battery Capacity
Design & Display
Xolo Omega 5.5 has a very good design compared to the other Smartphones. It comes with a high quality finish that gives it a premium and stylish look and it has very good built quality as well. At Infibeam, Xolo Omega 5.5 is available in black colour. This phone fits perfectly in your palm, making it very handy. The phone has 13.97 cm (5.5 inch) IPS 5 touch point Display technology that offers crisp and colourful images from any angle. It comes with screen resolution of 1280 x 720, 267 PPI and 16 M colours.

OS & Processor

The Xolo Omega 5.5 runs on Hive, and is built on Android Kitkat v4.4. It is powered by a powerful 1.4 Ghz Octa Core (Chipset of MTK 6592M) processor, which lets you enjoy high quality games, browse the web at high speed and toggle between multiple applications without any glitch. The phone is powered by graphics core of Mali 450-MP4 and gives the clock speed of 600 Mhz.

Connectivity

For connectivity, Xolo Omega 5.5 is packed with 3G, USB v2.0 high speed, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), WLAN Support, GPS, Frequency Bands (GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: 2100, and HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps.

Camera

Xolo Omega 5.5 sports a 13 MP Auto focus Exmor IMX 214 camera with a 2MP front camera. Other camera features include flash support,1080p FHD recording, scene detection & tuning, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Low Light enhancement, Face recognition (For focussing as well as in Gallery), Panorama capture, Geo tagging, Face beautification, Smile detection, Gesture detection, Voice capture, Object tracking & Live filters, “V” capure and more.

Multimedia

The phone has a 3.5mm audio jack, so that the songs can be enjoyed over earphones and on the speakers. The audio player supports MP3, AMR-NB, Wav, AAC, MIDI formats. The supported video formats are MP4, MPEG4, H263, and H.264. It has a Video Playback and Video Recording of 1080p. The video player is powered by Android Video Player.

Memory & Battery

This smartphone is powered by 1GB RAM and comes with an internal storage memory of 8GB. The 8GB internal storage can further be expanded upto 32 GB with a Micro SD slot. Xolo Omega 5.5 comes with a 2600mAh battery on-board. Total Charging Time is up to 3.25 hours, Total Standby Time (2G) is up to 779.5 hours, Total Standby Time (3G) is up to 749.2 Hours, Total Talk Time (2G) is up to 30.8 Hours, Total Talk Time (3G) is up to 13.3 Hours, Total Web browsing time (on 3G network) is up to 7.8 hours, Total Web browsing time (on WiFi network) is up to 7.7 Hours, Total Music Playback Time (via internal Speakers) is up to 42.5 Hours, Total Music Playback Time (using wired Headset) is up to 55 Hours, Total Video Playback Time (via internal Speakers) is up to 5.8 Hours, Total Video Playback Time (using wired Headset) is up to 5.9 Hours .

Karbonn S15 With 4-Inch Display, Quad-Core SoC Now Available at Rs. 3,830

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A new Karbonn budget smartphone, dubbed S15, is now available to buy at a price tag of Rs. 3,830. The smartphone maker is yet to announce the handset officially or list it on its website.

The Android 4.4 Kitkat-based dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) Karbonn S15 is seen featuring a 4-inch WVGA (480×840 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified) coupled with 512MB of RAM.

The Karbonn S15 comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard. On the connectivity front, the S15 offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, FM radio, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options.

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Featuring DTS surround sound audio technology, the smartphone packs 1500mAh battery with no word on talk time and standby time. The Karbonn S15 is listed in Black and White colour variants, and was first spotted by Fonearena.

The Karbonn S15 when officially announced may fall under the company’s ‘Titanium’ lineup. The firm has already launched several Titanium handsets, such as the Karbonn Titanium S19, Karbonn Titanium S12 Delite, and Karbonn Titanium S20..

The S15, when launched, might prove to be competition to the Lava Iris 465, which launched earlier this month at Rs. 4,499. The handset features similar specifications like mentioned above for Karbonn S15. The Iris 465’s highlight is its support for 21 Indian languages.

New BlackBerry Phones Can Now Run Android Apps

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The BlackBerry Passport and other BB10 devices will now be able to run Android apps. Josh Miller/CNET

BlackBerry 10 users can now run BlackBerry apps and Android apps, courtesy of the latest update to the mobile operating system.

Launched on Thursday, BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 provides the usual access to the BlackBerry World app store but also adds entry to the Amazon Appstore, where users can download a variety of Android apps. The latest update has started to roll out for several BlackBerry 10 devices, including the Passport, Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10 and Q5, along with the Porsche Design P’9983 and P’9982 smartphones.

The update comes at a time when BlackBerry has steadily fallen to the bottom of the mobile phone heap.

At last count, BlackBerry’s global market share was less than 1 percent as most smartphone buyers have gravitated toward Apple and Android. Still, the company continues to battle back by launching new phones, such as the BlackBerry Classic and the Passport in hopes of gaining customers who still like the physical QWERTY keyboards and other BlackBerry features. And BlackBerry continues to update its latest mobile OS with new features designed to appeal to existing users and possibly attract new ones. The ability to run Android apps is one feature that might persuade more people to give BlackBerry phones a shot.

The latest update adds other features as well.

The BlackBerry Assistant is the company’s attempt at a voice assistant, a la Siri, Cortana and Google Now. BlackBerry’s first digital assistant is designed to help you work with your apps by responding to questions or comments in one of two ways. If you type something, the BlackBerry Assistant responds silently. If you speak, the assistant responds by voice.

BlackBerry Blend displays text messages, emails, documents and other content from your phone on your computer or tablet. The BlackBerry Hub has been enhanced with a new option called “Instant Actions.” These allow you to organize your inbox without having to go through each individual email.

A new Meeting Mode sets your phone to silent mode while you’re in a meeting and then turns it back to active mode after the meeting is over. BlackBerry has added back certain keyboard shortcuts for phones that sport a physical keyboard, where you can assign a specific function to just about every letter.

The camera has been upgraded with a panoramic feature and other enhancements. And finally, BlackBerry promises a 15 percent jump in battery life by letting you pick which apps and features you want to stay active or become passive.

The new version is already rolling out to customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. Those of you in North America should see the update arrive over the coming weeks. But your timing will vary depending on your mobile carrier. A spokeswoman for BlackBerry told CNET that some Canadian customers of wireless carrier Rogers have already started to receive the update.

Panasonic T41 Mobile

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Panasonic T41 is a dual-SIM Android KitKat handset with 4.5 inch FWVGA display. It has a 1.3GHz quad core processor and a 512MB RAM. It houses a 5MP back cam and a VGA front cam. The 1650 mah battery of the handset renders ample talk time and standby time. For connectivity, it has 2G/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB. Other features include FM radio, A-GPS, audio/video player, Gesture play, and 4GB built-in and 32Gb expandable memory.
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Look & Feel

  • Weight
  • 120 g
  • Size
  • 131 x 65.9 x 8.3 mm
  • Form factor
  • Candybar
  • Keyboard
  • Touchscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • Touchscreen T9 keyboard
  • Hard keys
  • Power button
  • Volume key
  • Color
  • Pearl White
  • Black
  • Bright Red

Display

  • Type
  • IPS LCD
  • Screen size
  • 4.5 inch
  • Touchscreen type
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution
  • 854 x 480 px
  • Sensors
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer sensor

Camera

  • Back camera
  • 5 megapixels
  • Flash
  • LED
  • Image formats
  • JPEG
  • Front camera
  • VGA
  • Additional camera features
  • Autofocus
  • Video recording

Hardware

  • Processor
  • Clock speed
  • 1.3 GHz
  • Number of cores
  • Quad core

Memory

  • Built-in
  • 4 GB
  • RAM
  • 512 MB
  • Expansion type
  • MicroSD card
  • Expansion capacity
  • 32 GB

Connectivity

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • v4.0 with A2DP
  • USB
  • GPS type
  • A-GPS

Communication

  • Multiple SIM
  • Dual-SIM
  • Dual-GSM standby
  • 2G network
  • Dualband (GSM 900/1800)
  • 3G network
  • WCDMA 2100
  • Communication facilities
  • SMS
  • Email
  • Instant messaging

Software

  • OS
  • Android v4.4 (KitKat)

Battery

 

  • Battery type
  • Li-Po 1650 mAh battery

 

Samsung Z1 Launched

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Samsung launched its first ever Tizen smartphone. It is the company’s first Tizen OS-based smartphone in the country, and is available in White, Black, and Wine Red colour options. Tizen is Samsung’s own Linux-based OS. Samsung Z1 expands the mobile entertainment experience with simple yet smart features.

KEY SPECS : -

Display                    :         4 inch

Touchscreen           :         Yes

Touchscreen type  :         Capacitive

Resolution              :         480×800 pixels

RAM                         :        768MB

OS Tizen                  :        2.3

Storage                     :       4GB

Processor                 :       1.2GHz dual-core

RAM                         :        768MB

Internal storage     :         4GB

Expandable storage up to (GB) 64

Dimensions (mm)  :        120.40 x 63.20 x 9.70

Rear camera            :         3.1-megapixel with Flash

Front camera          :         0.3-megapixel

Weight (g)                :        112.00

Battery capacity      :        1500mAh

The Slimmest Smartphone Vivo X5Max Review

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The Vivo X5Max – the latest smartphone to claim the title of slimmest in the world. The X5Max is slightly wider and taller than the R5 at 153.9 x 78mm. Additionally, the 156g weight makes it light enough to hold comfortably. The X5Max’s USP is its 4.75mm thickness. The phone has three capacitive buttons below the screen for navigating through the operating system. Above the display, Vivo has placed the earpiece, front facing camera, a cutout for ambient light and proximity sensors, and the notification LED. A large speaker grille is at the bottom on the rear. Also on the rear is the primary camera which juts out a bit (this seems like a normal thing now if you are making a slim smartphone) with the flash module by its side. Vivo packs the X5Max with Qualcomm’s latest mid-range octa-core processor, the Snapdragon 615. This SoC fuses four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 cores, with an Adreno 405 GPU for graphics. There is also 2GB of RAM which should be sufficient for most practical purposes. The phone has 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded by up to 128GB using a microSD card. The Vivo X5Max has a 13-megapixel primary shooter with flash. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. Apart from connecting to 3G networks, the Vivo X5Max can also connect to Indian 4G networks on the 2300MHz band. With respect to other connectivity options, it has support for Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. Despite the space constraints, Vivo has fitted the X5Max with a 2,000mAh battery. A 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen adorns the front of the phone and has a resolution of 1080×1920. As is the case with AMOLED screens, the colours are really vibrant. Thanks to the fairly high pixel density of 401ppi, text and images are super crisp. The viewing angles were not too bad but our only grouse with the otherwise good display was that the brightness level wasn’t as high as other phones, which drastically affected sunlight legibility. Vivo’s FunTouch OS skin is wrapped around Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The company has promised an update to Android Lollipop in the near future. FunTouch OS, much like the skins used on other Chinese smartphones, does not have an app drawer. Unlocking the phone leads to the homepage lined with tons of icons. The lockscreen has a large circular icon with a customisable avatar that can be swiped upwards to enter the homescreen. There is a digital clock on top under which you can show a custom signature.

Xolo Q610s Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Released

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The Xolo Q610s Designed for perfect handle-ability and maximum screen visibility, Q610s offers the most efficient screen ratio of more than 74% in a compact body. The bezels of the device have been narrowed down considerably without compromising on the screen size to make it comfortable to use. Now enjoy more screen per phone with Q610s. The Xolo Q610s was launched powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS out-of-the-box. Some of the other specifications of the smartphone are 4.5-inch (480×854 pixels) FWVGA IPS display; 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MTK6582M) processor; 1GB of RAM; Mali-400 MP2 GPU; 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB); 5-megapixel rear camera; 0.3-megapixel front-facing, and 1700mAh battery.

Lenovo S90 iPhone 6-Lookalike Launched

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The iPhone 6-lookalike smartphone by Lenovo named the ‘Sisley’ S90 has finally been launched. the dual-SIM (micro-SIM) Lenovo ‘Sisley’ S90 runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop, according to the retailer. It features a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD (720×1280 pixels) display and packs a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The S90 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. Inbuilt storage on the handset is 32GB, which is not expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and FM radio. The handset is backed by a 2300mAh battery.

iBall Slide Brace X1 Xotic Tipped to Launch Soon

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The iBall Slide Brace X1 tablet, as per the company listing, sports a 10.1-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution IPS display and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. The tablet is powered by an ARM Cortex-based octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz that is coupled with 2GB of RAM. Besides a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, the iBall Slide Brace X1 features 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The listing also shows the iBall Slide Brace X1 to come equipped with dual speakers and be backed by a 7800mAh battery. The tablet design faintly resembles the Lenovo Yoga 10 series.

BlackBerry Porsche Design P9983 Qwerty Smartphone

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The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry® combines a unique stylish design from an iconic, timeless brand with the fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry® 10 technology. For specifications, Porsche Design P’9983 comes with 3.1-inch HD touch screen display (720x720p), 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960); 2GB of RAM; 64GB inbuilt storage; expandable up to 128GB (via microSD card); 2100mAh battery; 8-megapixel rear camera; 2-megapixel front camera; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; LTE; FM radio; Micro-USB, and Micro-HDMI connectivity support. The premium smartphone will also be available including handcrafted fine Italian leather backdoors available in colours Yellow, Blue Green, Dark Brown, Pomegranate, Paloma Grey, Salsa, Blue and Orange.

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

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The best smartphone in the world to date with Snapdragon 810 and 2k display (2560×1440 at 515 PPI). It also has 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.0 Flash and LTE-CAT 9 (up to 450Mbps download speeds).

Mi Note‬ Specs:
3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 with metal frame
5.7” Sharp/JDI Full 2K display (95% NTSC, 1400:1 contrast ratio)
Snapdragon 810 2.5GHz, Adreno 430, 4GB RAM
Dual 4G SIM (micro/nano), Dual Standby
Sony 13MP camera f/2.0, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
4MP front camera with large 2-micron pixels
Hi-Fi audio system, 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support
3000mAh lithium-ion battery, Quick Charge 2.0

Microsoft Lumia 930 Gold

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Lumia 930 Gold is Sleek and stylish, these devices offer a superior camera with Zeiss optics and the Windows Phone 8.1 experience supporting a wide range of third party apps such as Instagram, Vine, and Facebook. Microsoft has made it clear that the Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia 930 Gold models will be available in Black and White colour variants only. The Lumia 930 features a 5-inch (1080x1920pixel) display with 441ppi pixel density, 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC; 2GB of RAM; 32GB of built-in storage; 20-megapixel PureView camera; 1.2-megapixel wide-angled front-facing camera, and 2420mAh battery.

Micromax Yu Yureka Review

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Micromax Mobile, one of India’s leading mobile phone manufacturers, recently launched a new sub-brand called YU in partnership with Cyanogen Inc. The first phone from this brand is the Yureka. Yureka is a budget Android smartphone. It is essentially a Coolpad F2 4G with the YU branding and running Cyanogen OS 11. It is one of the cheapest dual-SIM 4G Android smartphones available in India right now but at the same time has some pretty impressive specifications. The Yureka is a big phone thanks to the 5.5-inch display on the front. The design of the Yureka is quite ordinary, with nothing in particular that stands out.

Yu Yureka specifications :
Display           :        5.50-inch
Processor       :        1.5GHz
Rear Camera :        13-megapixel
Front Camera :       5-megapixel
Resolution     :        720×1280 pixels
RAM               :        2GB
OS                   :        Cyanogen OS 11
Storage          :        16GB
Battery capacity :  2500mAh

The Apple iPhone 6 Expectations

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Apple has launched various devices in the year 2013 and it has been a good year for the company in terms of sales and leading name in the mobile market as well.
With the rising rumors about upcoming model Apple iPhone 6, we decided to create this post to filter out all the rubbish and give you a clear picture about possible specs and facts about the phone.
Screen
Everyone is looking forward to the screen size of the Apple iPhone 6. There are more expectations to get a better and bigger screen than anything else from Apple because as the other companies were working to improve the screen sizes last year, Apple iPhone 5S still had its standard 4 inch screen size. HTC, Samsung and Sony are leaders when it comes to best quality big screen phones. Rumors are getting stronger than the new Apple iPhone 6 will have a display size of 4.8 inches or even more than 5 inches. The tech resources are suggesting that 5 inch screen size with full HD resolution of 1920*1080 is the next fate of iPhone 6.

However, we think that Apple will not work like this. The company cares how the apps are going to look on the screen and therefore, the resolution will get 4 times better and a five inches screen will get 2272*1280 resolution.
Apple iPhone 6 will have two screen size options – Really?
Information has been leaked from Foxconn executives that Apple will launch a phone and a phablet with screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.7 respectively. We find it hard to believe to this rumor as Apple always launches one phone at a time rather it focuses on one phone in a year. It is possible that Apple iPhone 6S may get bigger screen as an update to the coming iPhone.
Some companies have reported that apple may launch the iPhone 6 in May 2014. However, Apple always keeps its device launch events in the month of September. So, we expect the launch of iPhone 5S in Sept 2014.
Tougher Build material
The Apple phones are very delicate and they fail most of the drop tests around the world. Many people carry the Apple phones with cracked screens. Therefore, Apple has decided to toughen the build quality of their phones. They have signed a deal with GT technologies to build the sapphire glass screen for the iPhone 6 and the company will use liquid metals for the rest of the phones making iPhone 6 really tough phone.
Camera in iPhone 6
The new phone is going to get a better camera of course and we expect that Apple will put a 12 or 13 MP camera on their new phone. There are rumors that Apple will use new patent and add a refocus-able light field camera to their device this time.
System on the chip
Apple will surely use their first 64 bit A7 chipset and A7 processor which is far best technology until now in a mobile phone ever. Every one along with us waits for the Apple’s iPhone 6. Keep reading this blog for news updates about Apple upcoming device.

New ZTE Grand X Max+ Review

ZTE Grand X Max+

ZTE and Cricket Wireless have launched the successor to the Grand X Max phablet called the Grand X Max+ at CES 2015. The ZTE Grand X Max+ is a large 6″ phablet with LTE connectivity and a selfie camera.

The single-SIM ZTE Grand X Max+ runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features a large 6-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display offering a pixel density of 245ppi. Much like its predecessor, the Grand X Max+ is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. Unlike the ZTE Grand X Max, the new smartphone features 2GB of RAM. The 16GB of inbuilt storage on the smartphone is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).

The company has upgraded the camera on the new ZTE Grand X Max+, as it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash while there is a 5-megapixel front camera also onboard. Which is much better for selfies than the 1MP snapper of the non-plus version of the phone.

Connectivity options on the ZTE Grand X Max+ include 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/ A-GPS. A 3200mAh battery backs the Grand X Max+ and it is 7.87mm thick. There’s QuickCharge 1.0 to help fill the battery back up faster.

Vivo X5S L aka X5S with Supports 4G LTE

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Vivo has silently launched a new X-series smartphone, the X5S L aka X5S, in China.

The new Vivo smartphone features a thickness of just 6mm that is slightly more than the Vivo X5Max, currently the ‘slimmest smartphone in the world’ with an incredible 4.75mm thickness. The Vivo X5S L aka X5S is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device which runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the company’s proprietary Funtouch OS UI on top. It features a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek (MT6752) processor (unspecified clock speed) coupled with 2GB of RAM.  It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 5-megapixel front-facing camera. On the connectivity front, the Vivo X5S L includes 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options. The smartphone packs a 2250mAh battery.

The Vivo X5S L measures 143.10x71x6.30mm and is listed in White colour. The Vivo X5Max is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (quad-core 1.7GHz + quad-core 1GHz) coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Vivo X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with the company’s proprietary Funtouch OS 2.0 UI on top. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The smartphone includes 16GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and Sony IMX214 sensor, while also housing a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The X5Max is a dual-SIM (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) device and supports 4G LTE on both the SIMs.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max With 4G LTE Launched

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Samsung has launched a new mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy Grand Max, in Korea. It features a new pattern on the rear panel, which is one of the most notable features of the smartphone. The Android-based (unspecified version) Galaxy Grand Max supports single SIM (Micro-SIM). It features a 5.25-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD TFT display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor that’s coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy Grand Max bears 16GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with CMOS sensor, LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that comes with 120 degree wide viewing angle lens.Connectivity options on the Galaxy Grand Max include 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, Glonass, and FM radio. It is backed by a 2500mAh replaceable battery. It is currently available in White colour only. The Galaxy Grand Max measures 146.1x75x7.9mm and weighs 161 grams.

Sony Xperia E3 Review

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The Xperia E3 retains Sony’s standard design ethos, rocking a distinctive sharp-angled body with the iconic rounded power button.the Xperia E3 sports a rubbery rear that feels nice in the palm. As a positive, the soft-touch backing makes the E3 easier to grip.Sadly the Xperia E3 starts to show its budget side with the 4.5-inch screen, which seems to be far too small for its body. Those wide bezels are all the more obvious when you pose the Xperia E3 next to the also-new Lumia 535, which has almost the same dimensions yet sports a larger 5-inch display that makes the most of the room available.The Xperia E3 cuts back on features in order to keep the price down, but the big inclusion is 4G LTE support.

Key Specs
Screen size            :    4.5-inches
Screen resolution :    480×854 pixels
Weight                   :     144g
OS                           :    Android 4.4 KitKat
Rear Camera         :    5-megapixel
Front camera        :    VGA
Processor               :    1.2GHz Snapdragon 400
Memory                 :    1GB
Storage                   :    4GB (1.5GB usable)
4G LTE                   :    Yes
Battery capacity    :    2330mAh
Colours                    :    White, Black, Yellow, Copper

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