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XOLO Q900s with Android 4.3 launched for Rs.9999

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XOLO is well-known for its smartphones being powered on Intel’s processors but today, the company has announced the launch of the XOLO Q900s which is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor. The phone is the Android version of the XOLO Win Q990s, which runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and was launched last month.  Continue reading XOLO Q900s with Android 4.3 launched for Rs.9999

Micromax Canvas Fire A104 with Android 4.4 KitKat OS launched

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Indian company Micromax has been trying to keep its market share in the country since new entrants like Motorola, Gionee and many others are launching better quality smartphones like the Moto E making the company to launch appropriate smartphones to compete with them. And now, the company has announced the launch of the Micromax Canvas Fire A104 with Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

The Micromax Canvas Fire A104 comes with a 4.5 inch display with 854 x 480 pixels while being powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and coupled with 1 GB. There is 4 GB of internal memory on the device while it will can be further expandable to 32 GB. The Micromax Canvas Fire A104 has a 5 megapixel auto focus camera with LED Flash with a front facing VGA camera.

The device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and the Micromax Canvas Fire A104 will be available with 2G, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, dual-SIM and 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options. There is a 1900 mAh battery to power the smartphone and will be available for Rs.6,999.

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance with Android 4.4 KitKat goes on sale in India for Rs.7,299

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Earlier this week, we shared with you about Samsung’s Galaxy Core 2 going on sale in India and now with most of the smartphone manufacturers launching new entry-level smartphones, Samsung too has to launch a phone to compete with them. And thus comes in the Samsung Galaxy Star Advance G350E with some entry-level specifications and a MOP (Market Operating Price) of Rs.7,299.

For that pricing, the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Star Advance are still lacking with a 4.3 inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels while being powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor coupled with just 512 MB of RAM and having 4 GB of internal storage which will be further expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card slot.

Best thing about the Samsung Galaxy Star Advance is that it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it and dual-SIM capability. There is a mediocre 3 MP camera with LED Flash on the back but a front facing camera has been given a miss. A decent 1800 mAh battery will run the smartphone the device will be available in Black and White colour options.

As per Mahesh Telecom who already has the Samsung Galaxy Star Advance in stock, Rs.7,299 is the MOP and the MRP is Rs.9,400.a

Xiaomi Mi3 launched in India for Rs.13,999

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has just officially announced its entry into the Indian market and with a bang. The company has launched the Xiaomi Mi3 in partnership with @Flipkart and will go on sale from the online retailer starting July 22nd.

Specification-wise, the Xiaomi Mi3 packs an impressive 5 inch IPS display with a full HD resolution and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a powerful 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 which is coupled with 2 GB of RAM and there is 16 GB of on-board storage.

The Xiaomi Mi3 runs on MIUI v5 on top of Android 4.3 OS while the company has included an impressive 13 MP camera with Sony Exmor RS BSI sensor coupled with dual LED Flash and also gives users a 2 MP front facing camera. The smartphone is powered by a powerful 3050 mAh battery to keep it going for you and connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack amongst others.

The smartphone has been priced at Rs.13,999 which is a killer price and will be available on Flipkart. Starting today, users will be able to pre-book their devices until July 21st.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 set to go on sale for Rs.11599 in India

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Samsung loves to launch successor to its smartphones and today is no new. As per the news doing the rounds, the Korean giant’s new phone called the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is all set to go on sale in India. Carrying mid-range specifications and pricing, the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Core which went on to sell well in India and now the Core 2 will be available for prospective buyers. Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Core 2 set to go on sale for Rs.11599 in India

HTC One E8 launched in India for Rs. 34,900

HTC is one company which has been trying its best to fight the likes of Apple and Samsung which are currently dominating the smartphone market and after launching its flagship, the HTC One M8 earlier this year, the company has today announced the launch of the HTC One E8 which brings in dual nano SIM connectivity, Android 4.4 KitKat OS with HTC Sense 6.0. Continue reading HTC One E8 launched in India for Rs. 34,900

The #N8 Experience! Part 1

Tweeting is what I live on. And a few days back a tweet caught my attention. It was from the @WOMWorldNokia to @aravindkumar. It was stating that they had read a tweet mentioning something about the N8, and they were happy to him try the device for 2 weeks Free Of Cost. Seeing this I thought of asking them for the same and Mr. ^PC who responded to my tweet asked me to mail him with a few details.

I got in touch with him and after filling in the N8 Trial Agreement, the Logistics at WOMWorldnokia got in touch with me and gave me the AWB number to track the device. The device reached me in 6 days, thanks to the delay at the Chennai Airports Customs Clearance Unit. But once I received the device I forgot everything and started exploring it.

In the box :
I received In-Ear headphones. Charger. Data cable. HDMI cable. Everything was fresh. Even the device was no less than new.

OS:
Symbian^3 or S^3 as its normally called of which N8 was the first device to run on is good. You don’t feel much of a difference after using the Symbian 60 Version 5 as almost everything over there you see is same. But the only thing which i felt good about S^3 was that it was a little better in feel and the response is better than S60.

Built:
The body of the N8 is made up of strong aluminium and is nice. The glass screen is scratch proof so you don’t have to worry about the scratches while using it. But if u drop it over road, you are sure of getting some marks. 😉

Battery:
The black color handset was of no use without a network connection. So i got the 3G activated over my BSNL number and to tell you frankly, it was an awesome experience. You cant enjoy the N8 to the fullest until you are on the 3G network but with it the battery drains out too quickly. The battery of N8 is concealed inside the handset and is not removable. The 1200 mAh battery is not very much enough for a device like N8 which has so many features to use. We all know that 3G network eats up the battery too quickly but N8s battery drains in some 3 – 3 and 1/2 hours with the use 3G and the full featured app Gravity, by which you can use Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and many more other services. As Gravity makes use of GPS and that too over the 3G network, the battery is eaten up quickly. But over the 2G network it holds on for upto 10 – 11 hours. 🙂

Screen and Touch:
Nokia N8s gorilla glass screen, 360 x 640 pixels 3.5 inch touchscreen can really handle lots of pressure and mishandle. It is scratch -proof so its awesome.
As I started using the device, it was a little tough to get used to the touch interface as the touch in Nokia 5233 is too hard and here it is too sensitive. But after an hour it was nice to use. The only think not good about the screen is that while using it you could end up seeing your fingerprint over the screen.

So this the part 1 of the review and Part 2 of it will follow soon!

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