Samsung Galaxy S4 Or Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD, A Phone To Stupefy You In 2013

Alcatel isn’t usually known as a premium smartphone maker, but 2013 is when it reinvents itself with its lineup of three new high end smartphones under the One Touch brand. At CES 2013, Alcatel showcased these devices – One Touch Idol, One Touch Idol Ultra, and One Touch Scribe HD which are ready to compete with big screen Samsung flagship phones, especially the much hyped Samsung Galaxy S4.

One Touch Scribe HD: This is Alcatel’s flagship smartphone and features a 5-inch display. It is powered by MediaTek’s brand new quad-core processor, the MT6589. It will have 4G LTE connectivity. The Scribe HD has an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing one, and will run on Android Jelly Bean. This device will be available in multiple color options, including black, white, yellow and red.

One Touch Idol Ultra: With a thickness of less than 6.54mm, this is the world’s thinnest smartphone yet. The One Touch Idol Ultra has a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED screen and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The phone has an 8 MP rear camera that can capture HD video and runs on Android Jelly Bean.

One Touch Idol: This is a cheaper version of the Idol Ultra, with a similar screen size but a resolution of just 960 X 540 pixels. With a similar processor and rear camera, another difference is its 2.1 MP front-facing camera. This phone’s also lighter than the Idol Ultra.… Read the rest

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Sony’s James Bond Phone Sony Xperia Z Makes Apple iPhone 5 Bite The Dust

Sony has launched an exciting range of smartphones at CES 2013, and we just can’t stop drooling at two of the hottest models from their lineup – the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. We think the Xperia Z would be yet another Android device that Apple would have to worry about, and here’s why:

Display: To start with, the Xperia Z has a gorgeous 5-inch full HD display powered by Sony’s own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. We’ve always maintained that the biggest disappointment about the iPhone 5 was its limited 4-inch display, and with yet another big screen device like the Xperia Z, we wonder if Apple’s finally taken note of this point. Even in terms of resolution, the Xperia Z’s 443 ppi display makes for a visual treat when compared with the iPhone 5’s 326 ppi display.

Processing power: The Xperia Z is also a lot more powerful – with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM, here’s where multitasking really comes alive. On the other hand, the iPhone 5’s 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM may be sufficient for iOS, but if it’s heavier apps you’re planning to run, you know where to look.

Camera: If you’re among those who are addicted to your phone’s camera, here’s one more reason to cheer. The Sony Xperia Z comes with a 13.3 MP rear camera and a 2.2 MP front-facing camera. With Sony’s Exmos RS technology, this would be almost as good as a professional digital camera. Suddenly, the iPhone 5’s 8 MP camera sounds almost disappointing, doesn’t it?

Storage: The Xperia Z comes with 16 GB of internal storage, but also has a microSD card slot for those wanting more space. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 comes in 3 options – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, but there’s no option for a microSD card slot if you ever need more space.

We especially love the fact that this is a smartphone that is water and dust resistant and is as rugged as you could want. Also announced during the CES 2013 event is the Xperia ZL, which is almost identical to the Xperia Z – but will be available only in some regions where the Xperia Z won’t be released. It has a slightly thicker body and doesn’t have the glass back panel. Also, the Xperia ZL will not have LTE capabilities and won’t be water and dust resistant.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Motorola Driod Razr: Is Samsung Sweating?

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 managed to steal a lot of hearts when it came out last year, and did amazingly well despite its high price-tag. But, the Galaxy S3 did more than that – it upped the ante in terms of premium smartphones and discovered a brand new opportunity where people were paying to pay steep prices for mobile devices. Even though its sales are still going strong, we’re taking a look at some of its competitors today to see if Samsung has reason to be worried.

Sony Xperia Z: We start with this one because it’s not yet here, and are desperately waiting to get our hands on it. With a 5-inch full HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, the Xperia Z promises to be a treat for the eyes. This one is all about power, with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It’s also got a 13 MP camera featuring Sony’s Exmos RS technology and capable of capturing HDR video. The phone features a battery STAMINA mode that can have standby up to four times longer. But the best feature that we love so far – it’s supposedly dust and water resistant, making it a suitable option for those who love to rough it out or are too clumsy.

Motorola DROID RAZR: Even though Motorola hasn’t been doing as well as it once used to, their revisit to the RAZR brand sure brought back quite a few fond memories. With a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display boasting of a 312 ppi resolution, we love its sharp styling. In terms of camera power, its 8 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front-facing camera do quite a decent job, and since it runs on Android 4.1, you can shoot panorama images with the camera. The phone comes with a massive 3300 mAh battery, which makes this phone an ideal choice for the frequent traveler who rarely has access to charging points. Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, in terms of power, it’s nowhere near its competitors, but suits just fine for average use. The DROID RAZR comes with 32 GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot.

Samsung Galaxy S3: By now, pretty much everyone’s familiar with the Galaxy S3. Its 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display does have a lower ppi count of 306 ppi when compared with Motorola’s model. This one also comes with an 8 MP rear camera but has a slightly better 1.9 MP front-facing camera. Its 2100 mAh battery may seem much smaller in comparison with that of the DROID RAZR, but does manage to offer decent amount of power to the phone. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, multi-tasking is sheer effortless on the Galaxy S3. With internal storage of 64 GB and a microSD card slot, memory would never be a problem on this phone.… Read the rest

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Amendment In Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date: Kicking Off In May 2013


A few days earlier we broke the news of Samsung Galaxy S4 coming in April 2013 but it seems the release date of the phone has been shifted to May. It was yesterday the Samsung Lebanon leaked the release date of the phone on its Facebook page. According to Samsung Lebanon Facebook post the phone is coming out in May 2013.

Just to refresh the specs of the new flagship phone of Samsung , the Galaxy S4, would have a 5-inch display, a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. As is Samsung’s design, we can hope to see even a microSD card slot in this phone. According to rumors, the Galaxy S4 will run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs iPhone 5: Which Phone Ran The Show In 2012?



According to Strategy Analyst Samsung would be a tough nut to crack in the year 2013. Samsung has dominated the Smartphone market being the top seller of low-end and high-end devices. After creating quite a stir in market with Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note2, the Korean Company is set to launch the Samsung Galaxy S IV in April and the Samsung GALAXY Note III sometime in 2013 and both the phones are going to put Samsung on a much higher pedestal as compared to Apple.

It is being predicted that Samsung is going to sell 290 million smartphones this year which is 35% more as compared to last year. Meanwhile Apple would be selling 180 million units of in 2013 i.e. 33% more phones as compared to 2012.

An Apple iPhone mini is also being predicted which would be sold in emerging markets like India and China. And as we reported to lure Apple is also planning to offer more colors options in iPhone 5  to customers.… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone5 Vs HTC Windows Phone 8X: The More Sturdier Body



It was reported yesterday that Nokia may be planning an exclusive successor to Lumia 920. The second version of Lumia 920 would be molded out of aluminum which makes the device lighter and thinner.

This new device is being code named as “Catwalk” and would have specifications and features of the phone would be similar to 920.

The current Nokia Lumia device is made out of polycarbonate which makes the device heavy and thick.

The other devices in the market which use polycarbonate for their body are HTC Windows Phone 8X and Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Polycarbonate is considered sturdier than aluminum and is scratch resistant. On the other hand iPhone 5 uses alumimium back due to which it is facing bending and scratching complains.

The Verge also said on Thursday that instead of one the Finnish Company is planning two new Lumia handsets. The source of the information is not disclosed. In most probability the new Lumia device would hit the shelves in 2013.

As per the rumors Nokia Lumia 920 is coming to India on 17th January, 2013 and would be priced more than Rs 30000.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Will it be the Next Bestseller from Samsung?

The year has barely begun when the tech world has become abuzz with rumors about what Samsung will bring out next. After the much celebrated success of the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, tech fans are eagerly awaiting the Galaxy S4. So, we decided to jump on the bandwagon and compare the upcoming (rumored) Galaxy S4 with the current hottest Samsung device, the Galaxy Note 2.

There are many rumors that peg the release date of the Galaxy S4 as sometime in end-February, during Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. However, Samsung has not yet confirmed any of these rumors, so we’re not really sure if there’s any truth in them. Given that the Galaxy Note 2 was launched in late 2012, it comes as no surprise that it will end up competing against the Galaxy S4, whenever it releases.

Dimensions: The Galaxy Note 2 has a separate niche for itself in the range of phablets – too big to be just a smartphone, but smaller than a tablet with its 5.55-inch display. However, we are expecting the Galaxy S4 to be smaller than the Galaxy Note 2 and have dimensions more comparable with its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. What we can expect, however, is that it would have a larger display but a slimmer body than the S3.

Display: According to rumors, the Galaxy S4 could have a 4.99-inch or a 5-inch display. The Galaxy S4 display is rumored to have a 1080p resolution and a count of 440 pixels per inch, similar to the Droid DNA, which makes visuals stand out far better than on the Galaxy Note 2.

Camera: Samsung has fitted the Galaxy Note 2 with an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front-facing camera. With every step towards improvement, it’s not surprising that the camera in the upcoming Galaxy S4 would be more powerful. We’re hearing that it could have a 13 MP rear camera.

Processing power: With a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy Note 2 is all about power in your palms. If this is anything to go by, we’re hoping to see a similar configuration even in the Galaxy S4. In addition, hopefully, Samsung will include a wireless charging feature on the Galaxy S4 – something that’s missing in the Galaxy Note 2, but already available as an option on its other competitors.

OS: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which also includes the Google Now feature, and is a huge step over the previous Android 4.0 ICS. In addition, Samsung has put in TouchWiz feature over the OS, which gives the phablet many additional features like Multi-Window View. Samsung could even offer an upgrade to Android 4.2 for the Galaxy Note 2. On the other hand, the Galaxy S4 could run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, which is expected to release sometime in May 2013.

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Sony Xperia Z And Sony Xperia ZL : To Jazz Up The Smartphone Market This Winter



Sony has been working on its two Flagship phones namely Yuga and Odin for the year 2013. Few days back it turned out that Yuga would now be known as Sony Xperia Z. And it’s not only the name Sony Xperia Z photos were also revealed on the Sony website. Along with Yuva another phone which is a talk of the town is Odin which is reportedly going to be known as Sony Xperia ZL. The rumours are that Xperia Z would be launched in Japan and its slightly sleeker version Xperia ZL would come out in rest of the world.

Instead of having front facing camera on top, xperia ZL has a camera in the bottom.

The specs of the both the phones Sony Xperia Z and ZL are still not official but the buzz is that both the phones would sport a 5-inch display display with 1080p, 441ppi pixel density and would be powered by quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Android 4.1.2 may come is pre-installed  in the phones  coupled with LTE connectivity.

The prices of the phone are still unknown.


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LG Nexus 4 vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Samsung Nexus 10: Which of the Nexus Devices should you Pick Up?

The Nexus range is Google’s very own flagship range of Android devices, including smartphones and tablets. And if you’re an avid Android fan, these devices will allow you to enjoy the purest, most basic performance of the world’s most popular smartphone OS. So, which of these devices is the ideal pick for you?

Google Nexus 4: The latest Google Nexus smartphone is one of the hottest phones on the market currently. Brought out by LG, unlike its predecessors that were made by Samsung, it packs in quite a punch in an extremely reasonable package. The Nexus 4 sports a 4.7-inch display, is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It has an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP one in the front. Pick this up if you’re looking for a powerful smartphone that you can use for gaming, work, multitasking, etc. The unlocked version of the Nexus 4 costs $299.99 for the 8 GB model and $349.99 for the 16 GB model.

Google Nexus 7: Google’s foray into the world of tablets was very well received as the Nexus 7 went on to become one of the most popular tablets of 2012. With a 7-inch HD display of 1280X800 pixel resolution, a quad-core processor and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, it made headlines mostly due to its price-tag. What can we say, it definitely is one of the most affordable, yet powerful tablets out in the market. Starting at just $199.99 for the 16 GB model and going up to $299.99 for the 32 GB model with 3G, it makes for a commendable alternative to even the iPad Mini. If you’re browsing in the market for a portable tablet that you can carry around with you all day long, the Nexus 7 is surely for you.

Google Nexus 10: Buoyed by the success of its 7-inch tablet, Google went on to announce a 10-inch tablet later this year. The Nexus 10 was developed in collaboration with Samsung and comes with a 10-inch screen with an amazing resolution of 2560X1600 pixels. We’re sure you’ve forgotten the iPad’s Retina Display by now! Powered by a dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, this one’s even equipped with two cameras unlike the Nexus 7 – a 5MP camera in the rear and a 1.2 MP one in the front. It starts at $399.99 for the 16 GB model, while the 32 GB model costs $499.99. The only downside? The Nexus 10 only has WiFi connectivity and can’t be used on 3G or 4G networks. You can consider the Nexus 10 as an alternative to the iPad, but only if you’re looking to use it on WiFi networks – we’re not quite sure how much work can be done on the move with the Nexus 10 though.… Read the rest

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LG Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Nexus: The Flaghship Android Smartphone Rub Shoulders

Now, the Nexus range of smartphones has always been known as the flagship Android phones. While until last year, Samsung had been partnering with Google to make the Nexus smartphone, this year, we got to see LG bring out the Nexus 4. We’re taking a look at how good a job LG did with its first attempt at a Nexus smartphone, and how it compares with its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

On the outside: LG’s Nexus 4 has a slightly larger 4.7-inch display than the Galaxy Nexus’s 4.65-inch display, but the difference is so slight that you might not even notice it. But we do love the LG Nexus 4’s curved edges. The LG Nexus 4 sports a HD IPS+ LCD screen with a resolution of 1280 X 768 pixels and 318 ppi, while the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is fitted with a Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 1280 X 780 pixels and 316 ppi. Even though the ppi count is slightly higher on the Nexus 4, the Galaxy Nexus does manage to reproduce color sharper and offer better brightness.

On the inside: Both phones run on Android 4.2.1, but the Nexus 4 is powered by a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM while the Galaxy Nexus has a dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM. In terms of performance, we have to say the Nexus 4 is far better. Especially for those who love gaming, you’ll want to opt for the Nexus 4 over the Galaxy Nexus. For general e-mail, browsing, etc., both phones would be perfectly suitable. The one area where the Nexus 4 takes a beating, however, is when it comes to internal storage. With just 8 GB of internal storage against the Galaxy Nexus’s 32 GB offering, it’s quite disappointing, especially when you consider the fact that neither of these devices have a microSD card slot.

The battery in the Nexus 4 is also far better – 2100 mAh, when compared to the Galaxy Nexus’s 1750 mAh battery. This means that the LG Nexus 4 can operate for a longer time without the need to plug it in for charging.

Camera: Both these phones have similar 1.3 MP front-facing cameras. However, the Nexus 4 comes with an 8 MP rear camera that can capture videos at 1080p resolution. On the other hand, the Galaxy Nexus comes with just a 5 MP camera in the rear. No points in guessing which one we prefer when it comes to cameras.… Read the rest

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