Month: February 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo now available in India priced ₹ 38990

Earlier we brought you the news of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo announcement and now it has reached Indian shores and will cost ₹ 38990. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo will provide similar experience as Samsung Galaxy Note 3 but in a bit lesser price tag.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo runs on Android 4.3 Jellybean and has a 5.5″ HD SuperAMOLED display. It has 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB Internal Memory and micro-sd slot.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be powered by a hexa-core 1.7GHz A15 dual + 1.3GHz A7 quad processor. It also has all connectivity options like Note 3 and is also compatible with Galaxy Gear.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo supports all fancy stuff the original Note 3 is capable of and has S-Pen too and has a 3100 mAH battery.It will come in three color variants Black, White and Green.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is priced ₹ 38990 on Samsung eStore but within few weeks one can easily get it for around ₹ 37000 in most of online stores and retail market.

Samsung Note 3 Neo Key Specs

  • Android 4.3 Jellybean
  • 5.5″ HD Super AMOLED Display
  • quad-core 1.6 GHz (3G), 1.7GHz hexa-core (LTE)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP primary camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 16 GB internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, with A-GPS suppor
  • NFC
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • S-Pen

Sony Xperia M2 announced to be available from mid March

Sony along with Xperia Z2 has launched Xperia M successor, the Xperia M2 which has a bigger display and better camera and processor.

Sony Xperia M2 features a 4.8″ qHD display, Snapdragon Series 400 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage along with external expansion option. Sony Xperia M2 runns on Android 4.3 Jellybean with Sony UI on top of it.

Sony Xperia M2 also got a bump in optics department with a 8-megapixel camera and LED flash capable of recording Full HD videos Sony has got right ingredients in this mid-range recipe. There is also a front camera but of unknown resolution. Sony Xperia M2 also has a big 2300mAH battery to last through a day with heavy usage.

Sony Xperia M2 has got a general set of connectivity options which is preset across Sony Xperia lineup like NFC, 2G, 3G, dual band WiFi a/b/g/n, GPS, aGPS, DLNA, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB on-the-go and USB host. Sony has not announced a dual sim variant of Sony Xperia M2 but it is expected that Xperia M2 Dual will also be launched at some time.

Sony Xperia M2 will come in three color options Purple, Black and White and will be available in market from mid March. Sony Xpeia M2 is expected to cost below ₹ 16000 though actual pricing details is not revealed as of now.

Sony Xperia Z2 coming soon will succeed Xperia Z1

Sony best known for its premium feel devices with water resistance has come up with the successor to Xperia Z1. Xperia Z2 is also water resistant and dust proof with IP55 and IP58 and runs on Kitkat Android 4.4.

Sony Xperia Z2 has some of the best and powerful hardware inside with 5.2″ 10 point Full HD 1980×1080 triluminous display with scratch resistance and shatter proof coating one can be rest assured of quality with durability.

Sony Xperia Z2 is just 8.2mm thick and is poweered by Qualcom 801 series 2.3 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB Quad-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage and option for expansion through External Storage.

Sony Xperia Z2 claims to be the World’s Best Camcorder in water resistant smartphone with its 20.7MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor and 4K video capture it doesn’t look like a false promise. The front camera too is amazing with 2.2 MP camera which is capable of recording 1080p videos. Xperia Z2 camera comes with Bionz image processor and its camera application has various proprietary features like Superior Auto, Timeshift, smile shutter and many more.

Sony Xperia Z2 doesn’t lag in connectivity department too with host of connectivity options like NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, DLNA, 2G, 3G, LTE, WiFi, Miracast, GPS etc there is nothing missing. Xperia Z2 also has a 3000mAH battery to keep it alive through a day with heavy usage.

Sony Xperia Z2 is expected to launch in March end in India with a price tag of ₹ 43000 and will be available in three colors white, black and purple.

HTC Desire 816 announced at MWC to go on sale in March

HTC alongwith Desire 610 has also announced Desire 816 which will cater the big screen phablet loving audience. HTC Desire 816 will initially be launched in March in China and then to select markets in April.

HTC Desire 816 has a big 5.5″ inch 720p HD Display and is powered by Android Jellybean with Sense 5.5 and Blinkfeed. It also features similar Snapdragon 400 series quad core processor like Desire 610 but it is clocked higher at 1.6GHz compared to 1.2GHz on Desire 610. It also has 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage with an external storage option by micro-sd card.

HTC Desire 816 features a good 13-megapixel camera along with led flash in back and 5-megapixel fron facing camera which can take decent selfies. It features the regular connectivity options like  Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, 3G, LTE (in select markets) and comes in Red, Green, White and Black color.

HTC Desire 816 will be available in India by end of March or April beginning and is expected to be priced below though actual availability and pricing details are yet undisclosed.

HTC Desire 610 with 4.7-inch qHD display Official

HTC has launched a new midrange Desire Smartphone with 4.7″ display. With launch of new mid range line up HTC will try to bank the popularity of HTC One series in emerging markets.

HTC Desire 610 has a qHD 4.7 inch display and it runs on Android Jellybean with Sense 5.5 UI and Blinkfeed. HTC Desire 610 is powered by Snapdragon 400 series quad core processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM whereas internal storage is just 8GB there is a presence of micro-sd slot for external expansion upto 64GB.

HTC Desire 610 optics are taken care of by 8-megapixel rear camera with led flash and 1.3-megapixel fron camera and has general set of connectivity options like 3G, 2G, LTE(in select markets), NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS along with A-GPS and Glonass.

HTC Desire 610 has a 2040mAH battery which can easily get through a heavy use and it comes in funky color like Blue, Green, Peach and standard colors like white, black and grey.

HTC Desire 610 will be available in 2Q of 2014 and will be priced below Rs 20000 in India though actual availability and pricing details are yet undisclosed.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra priced Rs 32000 available for purchase now

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra main advantage is its 6″ inch 720p 1280X720 Triluminuos Display and it slimness at 7.6mm. The processor under the beauty is a mid-range Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.4GHz. It also has 1GB RAM, 8GB internal and 32GB expandable via micro-Sd card. There is a 13MP Exmor-RS camera in back along with LED flash and a 1.1MP EXMOR R sensor camera in front for video chatting and selfies. All major connectivity options are available like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and LTE. Xperia T2 Ultra also has a big 3000mAh to power the massive phablet.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is now available for puchase at Rs 32000 to buy goto Saholic.com

Samsung Galaxy S5 goes official at MWC 2014

Samsung much awaited flagship of 2014 is finally unveiled at MWC 2014 at Samsung Unpacked 5. Samsung Galaxy S5 is nothing exceptional but has all the features that the competition is offering.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has 5.1″ inch Super Amoled Full HD 1080p display and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat with Samsung Touchwiz UI on top of it. Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by Snapdragon 800/801/805(Depends on location) series quad core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz and there will be 2.1GHz octa core variant for select countries.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has 2GB RAM which is sufficient for a smartphone but considering Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has 3GB RAM most of the world was on impression that S5 will also have 3GB RAM but in order to keep cost minimal Samsung has chosen to go with 2GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy S5 internal storage options are 16GB/32GB and you get about 7.8GB free storage in 16GB variant though Samsung Galaxy S5 storage can be bumped upto 64GB with micro-sd cards.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16-megapixel camera with new HYBRID AUTOFOCUS technology which determines subject very fast and 2-megapixel front camera. There is whole lot of options as seen in Samsung Galaxy S4 like Drama Shot, Sount and Shot, Selective focus etc. Samsung Galaxy S5 also has NFC, 4G, 3G, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0+, IR Blaster, GPS, Glonass, a-GPS and a bunch of sensors found in S4 plus built in heart rate sensor and pedometer. It is also water resistant and is IP67 certified.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint sensor for quick unlock just like iPhone 5S, there is also Samsung special apps like S Health, S Voice, S Translator, etc. Samsung Galaxy S5 has a nano sim slot and comes in four colors electric blue, charcoal black, shimmery white and copper gold.

Samsung Galaxy S5 weighs just 145gms and has 2800mAH battery which is enough to get through a day usage and it is just 8.1mm thick. Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to launch in April in India and price is still not known but expect it to be above Rs 40000 and below Rs 45000.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is jack of all trades with best in class camera, water resistance, bunch of sensors and fingerprint sensors along with fastest processor on mobiles is in no way inferior to any other flagships. Moreover Samsung flip covers with S-View and Gear compatibility makes it even more compelling.

Do let us know your view about these phone by leaving a comment below.

Oppo launches Find 5 Mini and Neo for Rs. 19000 and Rs. 12000

Oppo has made a smashing entry with launch of Oppo N1 in India and has roped in Hritik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor for promotion of its products. Now Oppo has launch two more phones in mid-range segment Oppo Find 5 mini and Oppo Neo for Rs 19000 and Rs 12000 respectively.

Oppo Neo

Oppo Neo comes with 1.3GHz dual core processor running OPPO customised Android 4.2 based COLOR OS , 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. Oppo Neo is 130 grams and 9.2mm thick. Optics are taken care of by 5MP primary camera with no LED Flash and 2MP secondary camera.

Oppo Neo also features a 4.5″ IPS Display with 480×854 resolution and can be bought from Snapdeal at RS 11990

Oppo Find 5 Mini

Oppo Find 5 Mini has a 4.7″ inch qHD Display and is powered by 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor. It runs on android 4.2 with color OS. It also has 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage and regular connectivity options. There is 8-megapixel rear camera with Flash and 2.1-meagpixel front camera. These hab\ndset comes with a 2000mAH battery.

Oppo find 5 Mini can be purchased from Snapdeal at just RS 19000.

Oppo is still trying to make a mark in India and pricing its handset highly wont help it as Micromax, Gionee and Lava have similar specification handsets at much lower price.

Gionee Elife S5.5 the slimmest and sleekest Android smartphone launched

Gionee has just launched the slimmest and sleekest smartphone that runs Android OS and it is just 5.5mm thick.

Gionee Elife S5.5 is not just slim but also features packed with a 5″ AMOLED Plus screen of 720p resolution, 1.7GHz Mediatek Octa-Core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB in built storage these phone has got enough power to run heavy games without skipping a beat.

Gionee Elife S5.5 also features a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera with 1080p recording and Autofocus. Other features are 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS and USB OTG. The battery inside these beauty and beast is of decent 2300mAH.

Gionee Elife S5.5 will be available in  Purple, White, Black, Pink and Blue color and will be priced under Rs 22000 and is expected to arrive in India before the end of March.

International Giveaway: Win a Nexus 5 from our friends site Android Authority

Nexus 5 Specs

  • Size: 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 130 g (4.59 oz)
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density) True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Storage: 16/32 GB,
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
  • Main camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash
  • Front camera: Yes, 1.3 MP
  • OS: Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)

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