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Micromax Canvas XL2 A109 Official with Kitkat

Micromax is known to pump new products in market every few days and the latest to join bandwagon s sequel to Canvas XL A119, Micromax Canvas XL2 which comes with Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS.

Micromax Canvas XL2 will featur qHD 5.5-inch display along with 1.2 GHz quad core CPU coupled with 1GB RAM. It also has 4GB of Internal Storage with external storage option. It comes with Dual-SIM and 3G capabilities.

Canvas XL2 also has 5-megapixels camera with flash and can shoot upto 720p hd videos. The front camera is rather disappointing with VGA resolution you cannot look for better quality selfie’s even. The battery inside is 2500mAh which should be quiet capable get through a day usage.

In terms of connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro USB along with OTG support are present. It will be available in White color and will be available soon.

Price of Micromax Canvas XL2 is still a mystery but going by Micromax past trend and specification of phone it will be priced under ₹ 9,999.

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua launched with water resistance

Sony has launched Xperia M2 Aqua, the waterproof version of their wildly popular Sony Xperia M2. It will has same specification just for added waterproofing and dust-proof IP65/68

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua 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 Aqua runns on Android 4.4 Kitkat with Sony UI on top of it.

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua has same 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 is of VGA resolution. Sony Xperia M2 also has a big 2300mAH battery to last through a day with heavy usage.

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua has got a general set of connectivity options which is preset across Sony Xperia lineup like NFC, 2G, 3G,4G, dual band WiFi a/b/g/n, GPS, aGPS, DLNA, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB on-the-go and USB host.

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua will come in two color options Black and White and will be priced below ₹ 20,000 in India.

HTC Butterfly 2 Officially announced for India

HTC who is slightly recovering from trauma it received with success of Samsung Galaxy lineup is quickly recovering thanks to lesser yet better new products with emphasis on software updates HTC is minting gold again. Now HTC has launched HTC Butterfly 2.

HTC Butterfly 2 succeeds the original butterfly and has 5-inch, full-HD 1080p display, along with quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. It also has 2 GB RAM and comes in 16GB/32GB variants and micro-sd slot which can take cards upto 128 GB.

As seen on HTC One M8 there’s a duo camera although now main camera is of 13-megapixels instead of ultrapixels on M8. The front camera is same BSI 5 megapixels which offers excellent selfie’s and supports 1080p video recording.

HTC Butterfly 2 will come in single sim variant and feature HTC Sense 6 on Android Kitkat. It will also feature 4G, 3G, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, NFC and DLNA. It will come in three colors Blue, Red and White.

It is also waterproof and dustproof with IPX5/IPX7 certification and comes with Boom Sound front stereo speakers with built in amplifiers. It also has 2700 mAh battery and Infrared for Remote Control feature. HTC has partnered with Harman to provide JBL earphones which comes with special effect.

It is expected to launch in early September with a price tag of ₹ 48,999.

Intex Aqua Style Pro with Kitkat and 8MP Camera at ₹ 6,990

Intex has became aggressive with new products launching at very competitive prices. The latest entrant is Aqua Style Pro which comes with Android Kitkat 4.4 pre-loaded.

Intex Aqua Style Pro has 4.5″ 854×480 pixel resolution display. It also features 1.2 GHz Broadcom Quad Core chip-set coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. There’s also an external card slot.

The rear camera is of 8-megapixels with auto-focus and dual-led flash. The front camera is also 2-megapixels and will be decent enough for selfie’s and video chats. The battery inside is 1800 mAH.

In terms of connectivity it has Dual SIM, 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS along with sensors like proximity, gravity and ambient light sensor.

This phone weighs 120grams and is just 8.8mm thick. It comes in two colors white and black. It will be available for sale soon at ₹ 6,999 only.

Initial Impression

The specification of Intex Aqua Style Pro is great for its price and it manages to outdo it competitors Micromax Unite 2 and Moto E but the real world usage is yet to be seen.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Official isn’t the Uber Premium S5

Samsung Galaxy Alpha was hoped as an ultimate flagship which will do wonders for Samsung but as of now it failed to live up to the expectations. Its specification put it in a category between High End and Mid Range devices.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha features similar design language as Samsung Galaxy S5 with the dotted back and same camera placement with flash, the only major difference in design is its side frame which is now completely metal with champered edges like on iPhone 5/5S, Canvas 4 and recently unveiled Mi4.

It has an amazing 4.7″ 720p SuperAMOLED touchscreen, Octa-core Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset (1.8GHz x 4 & 1.4GHz x 4) processor and 2 GB RAM. It comes with Android 4.4.4 Kitkat with same Touchwiz version as seen on Samsung Galaxy S5.

The camera is 12-megapixels, f/2.2 auto-focus snapper along with similar LED flash as seen on S5. These phone is capable of 4k video recording and front camera is 2.1 megapixels. In terms of connectivity it features Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, standard microUSB 2.0 port, GPS/GLONASS receiver, 3.5mm audio jack.

It has 32-GB of internal storage and no micro-sd card slot. It also features Heart Rate Sensor and Fingerprint Sensor and is just 115 grams in weight. The battery is 1860 mAh which is disappointing as it won’t get you through a day on heavy usage.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is decent smartphone though it has its limitation like smaller battery. It can only succeed if priced sensibly and we will need to wait for pricing details as they are yet to be disclosed. However if priced under ₹ 30,000 these phone may succeed. More than that it won’t be worthy.

XOLO Play 8X-1200 with 5-inch 1080p display launches for ₹19,999

XOLO has launched a new smartphone to tackle the Micromax Canvas Knight, Gold and Gionee Elife S5.5. XOLO Play 8X-1200 comes with XOLO custom ui featuring a long list of features and is priced at ₹ 19,999.

XOLO Play 8X-1200 has a Full HD 1080p 5-inch Display, 2.0 GHz Octa Core, 2 GB RAM and up to 32 GB Internal Memory. It runs on XOLO Custom UI Hive on top of Android 4.4 Kitkat. It is a Dual Sim handset.

Its rear camera is of 13-megapixel with Dual Led flash and Full-HD video recording support. The front camera is 5-megapixel BSI sensor along with Flash which gives it an extra point from the competition. It includes Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor & Hall Effect sensor.

In terms of connectivity it rocks Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and 3G networking capabilities. The battery inside is of 2300mAh. XOLO Play 8X-1200 is priced at ₹ 19,999 and will be available for purchase soon.

Karbonn A5 Turbo and A1+ Super with Android 4.4 priced under ₹ 3,500

Karbonn has launched two new budget Android 4.4 Kitkat devices to tackle the likes of Micromax, Lava and Intex. These models are A5 Turbo and A1+ Super and both will be available at very affordable price which is below ₹ 3,500.

Karbonn A5 Turbo and A1+ Super comes with 3.5″ 320×480 pixel resolution display and Dual Sim. Connectivity options are same in both handset which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, and Micro-USB.  The battery inside A1+Super is 1250mAh. 



Both phones runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 and features 3-MP rear camera + VGA front camera combo. RAM in Karbonn A5 Turbo is 256MB RAM while A1+ Super also has 256MB RAM.

A1+ Super comes with 1.3GHz dual-core processor and micro-sd support upto 32-GB. The biggest con of these phone is it doesn’t pack 3G like A5 Turbo. A5 Turbo features 1GHz processor and micro-sd support upto 32-GB.

Katbonn A1+ Super comes at ₹ 3,490 and Karbonn A5 Turbo will cost you ₹ 3,290. Both these device packs a punch in case of pricing and specification. Though only concerning point is after sales service from these manufactures.

On launch of A1+ Super and A5 Turbo Shashin Devsare, Executive Director of Karbonn, said

Today, a large segment of consumer is shifting from feature phones to smartphones and looks for a smartphone with advanced technology and maximum features at affordable prices. This is the basis on which our new launches – the Karbonn A1+ Super and A5 Turbo are based upon which offers brilliant specs and greater functionality to the user and thus create a great choice in this segment.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Coming on 3rd September – Specifications

Samsung Note series is the best selling premium phablet and a new member is set to join family on 3rd September. Samsung Note 4 will be launched on 3rd September in a simultaneous event in three cities Berlin, Beijing & New York.

So what makes 2014 Note 4 special. Note 4 is expected to feature a 2560×1440 QHD Super AMOLED screen. Amoled displays are well known for power efficiency and color reproduction so it gives Samsung an edge over competition. Though screen size is set to remain 5.7″ as above that it might be difficult to handle.

Rumors has it that Note 4 will feature the curved display which will come as a variant with extra price tag. The processor inside will be Samsung’s new octa-core Exynos 5433 chip/Snapdragon 805 chip depending on your location. 3GB RAM is certain but Samsung may go for 4GB RAM on Note 4 as per few reports.

It will run on Kitkat with Touchwiz UI. Design language will be more like Note 3 as it was well received and metal on these sized phone will create an extra weight. Stylus on Note 4 will be enhanced with few more extra features which will only be known on 3rd September.

Rest of the specification sheet is similar to Samsung Galaxy S5 with all sensors and connectivity options set to bless Note 4. Camera will also be similar to S5 16-megapixel OIS Sensor but front camera is going to be 5-megapixel for selfie obsessed generation.

All others details will be shared as soon as they are know till then do not forget to leave your feedback in comment below.

Image Source: The Verge

Xiaomi Unveils Mi4 – Fastest Mi Phone Ever

Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Mi4 at an event in Beijing. Mi4 has a plastic body with metallic band across the side along with chamfered edges. It looks like Xiaomi took a cue from Apple’s book.

Mi4 has a specification which if not more are equal to the best phones in market currently. It features a 5-inch 1080p Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM, 16/64GB eMMC 5.0 and runs on MIUI ROM based on Android Kitkat.

The primary camera is 13-megapixels and secondary camera is 8-megapixels so you don’t need to worry at all as both camera are capable of Full HD video recording. It features Dual Band WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Glonass, 3G, HSPA+. and NFC in connectivity department.

The battery inside is 3080mAh which should provide enough juice for a day heavy usage. It will be available in China starting 16th August 2014 and will rollout to other countries soon.

LG G3 BEAT Official looks same as LG G3

LG has started global roll out of their 2014 flagship and its available in India at ₹ 46,990. Now LG has launched a smaller and compact version of G3 for those who don’t like big screens, LG G3 Beat.

LG G3 Beat is essentially same as G3 on the outside in design department but with smaller footprint. The major changes are in Internals the display is 5″ 720p thats one-fourth pixels of G3 QuadHD display. The CPU in G3 beat is Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400 processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core with Adreno 305.

Theres also 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Storage and SD Card Expansion slot. The Rear Camera is 8MP with Laser Auto Focus and Front Camera is 1.3MP. The Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0 and will also sport 4G LTE in select countries.

It will come in three colors which are Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold and special features include Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot. Battery is 2540mAh and expected launch price is around  ₹26,000-28,000.