A Comparative Study- Google’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X

Google has launched Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X in India officially. Nexus 6P manufactured by Huawei would cost Rs. 39,999 for 32 GB and Rs. 42,999 for 64 GB variants. The LG manufactured Nexus 4X is available at a price of Rs. 31,900 for the 16 GB and Rs. 35,900 for the 32 GB models.

A Comparative StudyBoth the smartphones would be available both online and through local retailers. While Nexus 5X is an Amazon exclusive, the Nexus 6P would be available only on Flipkart. Pre-order for both the devices have already started today and they are going on sale online from October 2. The smartphones would be available with retailers later this month.

Nexus 6P would come with a 5.7 inches WQHD AMOLED display and 518 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Moreover, it would also have the fingerprint along with smudge-resistant oleophobic coating.

The Nexus 5X will have 5.2 inch LCD screen with FHD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This smartphone like Nexus 6P will have fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating.

The Nexus 6P has a all-metal body which is made up of “aeronautical grade aluminum” and Nexus 5 has a “molded polycarbonate” body.

Nexus 6P is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core 64-bit processor, Adreno 430 GPU with 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM and Nexus 5X runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor hexa-core 64-bit processor at 1.8 GHz clock speed, Adreno 418 GPU with 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM.

The common factor is the presence of Android Sensor Hub in both the devices. This feature helps to detect movement on the smartphones and had a direct link with the camera sensors as well. This is believed to reduce power consumption as per Google. Another common thing is that both would have Nexus Imprint, Google’s new fingerprint sensor.

Both the smartphones also have the same 12.3 MP rear camera with IR Laser-Assisted autofocus and a 1.55 µm pixels size to ensure better pictures even in low light. However, they have different front camera. The Nexus 6P has 8 MP front camera and Nexus 5X has 5 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

As far as battery is concerned, nexus 5X has 2,700 mAh and Nexus 6P has 3,450 mAh batteries. Moreover, while Nexus 6P has dual-front speakers, Nexus 5X has only one front speakers.

It is to be seen which one makes it mark in the Indian market.… Read the rest

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Google Nexux 6P vs. Apple iPhone 6S Plus

The much-awaited flagship smartphones of the year, Apple iPhone 6S Plus and Nexus 6P are out in the market. Being the flagship device of the company, both phones come with some groundbreaking features making it difficult for buyers to seal the right deal.

 Google Nexux 6P vs. Apple iPhone 6S PlusComparing the specs

The sleek iPhone 6S Plus comes with 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches dimensions and experts consider it to be a best buy for those interested in playing games, clicking pictures or recording videos on the phone. The high brightness, contrast, wide viewing angles and sRGB coverage on the 5.5-inch IPS LCD allow users to get complete detailing of images. Much hyped 3D Touch technology introduced in this phone also makes it a worthy buy.

While Apple’s slim and lightweight design has enchanted a large number of buyers, Nexus 6P with  6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches dimensions is sure attract those looking for really pop colors. The extra detailing on the 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display gives splendid view of any image or video in the phone.

Even though both the phones have a wide screen, Google’s phone offer better camera features. iPhone 6S Plus boasts of a 12MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera while Nexus 6P comes with 12.3 MP rear camera along with 8MP camera at the front.

While iPhone 6s Plus enjoys a size advantage, Google Nexus 6P flaunts bigger size at a lighter weight. Both the phones have lots to offer, take your pick.… Read the rest

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Moto X Play vs. One Plus 2: What Suits The Pocket

The war is on between Moto X Play and OnePlus 2–the two preferred phones available for the mid budget buyer. Let’s do a quick comparison to see what side the features sway against the prices.

Moto X Play vs. One Plus 2Design and Display

Lets look at the similarities first. Both phones have a 5.5-inch full HD display. However, the display of OnePlus 2 appears washed-out whereas the panel of the Moto X Play looks better.

At the same time, while the Moto X Play is better in terms of design, the Sandstone Black finish of the OnePlus 2 is more appealing. Both the devices are available with alternate back covers. 

Weight

Weighing 169 gms, the Moto X Play  is lighter than the OnePlus 2 that weighs 175 gms. However, the Moto X Play is thicker and shorter than OnePlus 2.

Processor, Performance, Memory and Battery Life

While the Moto X Play runs on 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset, the OnePlus 2 is powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset. With 4 GB RAM, OnePlus 2 may get a little bossy over 2 GB RAM of Moto X Play. Though, OnePlus 2 enjoys an upper hand due to better synthetic benchmarks, there is very little difference if you consider day-to-day performance, making competition tougher. 

Some reviewers have noticed that the OnePlus 2 tends to gain heat if games are played for a long time. Moreover, many apps face compatibility issue with the phone. Moto X Play users have not reported these issues. Battery of both the phones lasts a day of medium to heavy usage.

Camera

Moto x Play boasts of a 21 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and auto-HRD, whereas the One Plus 2 comes with a 13 MP rear camera with OIS, dual LED-Flash as well as auto-focus.

Price Point

The price difference between both the phones is high. While the Moto X Play can be purchased for Rs. 18,499, the OnePlus 2 needs you to shell out Rs. 24,999.

With both the phones having a good fan following, it is difficult to say who is going to win the battle in the market. Based on our observations above, I would go with the Moto X Play though!… Read the rest

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Meizu Pro 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: It’s A War of Features

Meizu Pro 5 vs Samsung S6The Meizu Pro 5 is here and looks impressive at a glance. This is the second Meizu phone launched in 2016. In August, we saw the launch of Meizu MX4. With two consecutive launches in recent months, the Chinese mobile phone company hopes to increase its dominance in a market that is already flooded with many Android phones. However, the biggest competitor to the Pro 5 is the Samsung Galaxy S6. Meizu has used the Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC chipset to power the device. Therefore, it would be interesting to see how these two phones fight it out in the consumer market.

Specs at a glance

Meizu Pro 5 is a premium model that uses the octa-core Samsung processor for greater performance. While the processor is sufficient to keep it at par with other Samsung devices, the Pro 5 meets the S6 on other counts as well.

First, lets take a look at the screen size. While the Meizu Pro 5 sports a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, this is smaller than the 5.10-inch display of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Screen resolution of the Pro 5 takes a beating at 1080×1920 pixels against the 1440×2560 pixels of the S6.

Since we’re comparing the Pro 5 to a Samsung device, comparing the camera is a must. The Pro 5 has an edge here with a 21 MP rear camera but both phones use a 5 MP front camera. In fact, the camera of the Samsung S6 has an awkward bump, which is a dampener.

Expect better battery life with the Pro 5 that has a 3050 mAh battery capacity against the 2550 mAh battery of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Storage capacity on both phones is the same with a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. However, the Meizu Pro 5 has expandable memory unlike the Samsung S6 that no microSD slot.

 

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Apple iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6s Plus: The Better Buy?

iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6s PlusApple launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus earlier this month. These phones carry on the legacy of last year’s releases–the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. If we consider the broader features of the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, there’s only one thing common between the two. They are both available in Space Gray, Silver and Rose Gold colors. Released on the same day, both devices also have an aluminum body and run on the iOS 9.

That’s about where the similarities end. Lets take a look at what differentiates the models.

Sibling comparison

The iPhone 6s Plus has a larger size as it measures 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches, while the iPhone 6s is 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches. With a weight of 5.44 oz, the iPhone 6s is also lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus, which is heftier at 6.77oz.

While both phones offer similar display features, the iPhone 6s Plus has a larger screen size of 5.5 inches. The iPhone 6s has a 4.7-inch screen. They are also differ in terms of the screen resolution as the iPhone 6s has a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, which is lower compared a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels that the iPhone 6 Plus enjoys.

Users will experience a marked difference in the battery life of these phones. On 3G mode, the iPhone 6s is reported to support a battery life of 14 hours, while the iPhone 6s Plus boasts of a much higher battery life of 24 hours in the same mode.

It’s clear that the iPhone 6s Plus has many advantages over the iPhone 6s. Let the price difference also decide which phone you would like to pick. While the iPhone 6s comes at about $650, the iPhone 6s Plus comes at a price of $750. … Read the rest

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Is Apple iPhone 6s Plus A Great Smartphone?

Two new Apple iPhones were launched at a grand event this week–the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. These handsets have introduced some improvements to existing features and seen little fresh changes. One of the most innovative changes introduced with the iPhone 6s is the much-hyped 3D Force touch technology. This make it a lot easier to handle the device, especially if you are pairing it with the Apple Watch.

Sure, the handsets have a host of improved features but they failed to impress many investors. To start with, the high price of these smartphones has disappointed buyers. Features of the phone also leave a lot to be desired. It is therefore important to compare this phone against other smartphones available in the market.

Is Apple iPhone 6s Plus the best choice for smartphone buyers?The iPhone 6s contemporaries

One of the major setbacks for the iPhone 6s is that it has a smaller screen size compared to the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. While these phones offer 5.7-inch displays, the Apple smartphone has a 5.5-inch display.

Pixel density on the Apple smartphone is also low compared to the other phablets. Even though Apple has worked on the camera yet again, iPhone 6s Plus only boasts of a 12MP camera, while Samsung’s smartphone has a 16MP camera, Motorola 21MP and Sony 23MP.

The storage capacity is also low compared to the other phones. However, the weight is more. Therefore, someone considering to buy a new phablet this fall is recommended to make a wise study of the choices available in the market before making the pick. … Read the rest

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Oppo R7 Plus vs R7 Lite: Broad and Efficient or Light and Easy?

The Oppo R7 Lite and R7 Plus were introduced to the Indian market recently. After the appreciation R7 smartphones has received from users, R7 Lite and R7 Plus are the latest additions to this series. We give you the lowdown on Oppo R7 Plus vs R7 Lite based on preliminary investigations.

Similarities between the Oppo R7 Lite and R7 Plus

Oppo R7 Plus vs Oppo R7 LiteDespite the price difference, there are some factors that bring the two phones together. Firstly, both the handsets are slim and lightweight. Both of them come with an easy-to-use interface and hassle-free performance with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Both phones have a unimetal body and a 13MP camera. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, the software is well designed. The ColorOS 2.1 skin supports the functioning of the interface and enhances user experience. 

Differences between the Oppo R7 Lite and R7 Plus

One of the biggest differences in the phones is the way they feel. The R7 Plus has a 6-inch full HD AMOLED display, making it wider and bigger compared to the R7 Lite. 

On the other hand, the R7 Lite is easy to use because it fits well into the hands. With a 5-inch HD display and thin bezels, it has a comfortable size.

Bezels at the top and bottom of the R7 Lite are broader than those of the R7 Plus. Although both phones have a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, R7 Plus has the phase-detect AF system. 

The price difference

While the Oppo R7 Plus is priced at around Rs. 29,990, its trimmer version, the Oppo R7 Lite is priced at Rs. 17,990.

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Moto G 3rd Gen Or Xiaomi Mi 4i- Which Is Your Choice?

With the increasing competition between the smartphone manufacturers, new handsets with high-end specifications are frequently getting introduced to the market. While the array of new smartphones offer a wide range of choices, it often creates a confusion regarding the best deal. The reviews of Moto G 3rd gen and Xiaomi Mi 4i has led to such a confusion and buyers are now looking for a comparison before making a decision.

Moto g 3rd gen or Xiaomi Mi 4i- Which is your choice? A comparison

 Both the phones have several features in common, including the 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The phones are also priced at Rs. 12, 999 but Moto G 3rd gen offers better grip in comparison to Mi 4i. Though both the phones comes with non-removable battery, Mi 4i is much sleeker compared to Moto 3rd gen and sports a clean design. Not just lightweight, Mi 4i also offers better display with full-HD technology. Though it is not protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 like Moto 3rd Gen, it has custom solution offering same protection level.

 Motorola’s Moto 3rd gen comes with Snapdragon 410 with four cores inside but Mi 4i boasts of a powerful octa-core processor. MIUI, the operating system of Mi 4i is also also better compared to Moto 3rd gen, which runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Yet, Motorola’s handset is better in terms of memory available for user applications, even though both phone has similar RAM capacity. Photo quality of the images clicked by these phones also has some differences even though they feature same camera specifications. While Moto G 3rd gen offers better photo outdoors, Mi 4i is more suitable for indoor photography. Yet, Mi 4i also has a bigger battery compared to Moto G 3rd gen.… Read the rest

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Battle of the Giants: Samsung S6 Edge+ Vs iPhone 6

Even as the tech market is flooded with new generation smartphones, there are always some that stand out. Two phones that stand out are the recently-launched Samsung S6 Edge+ and the iPhone 6. Its Samsung S6 Edge+ vs iPhone 6. 

The fight of the mighty

After the The battle of techs- Samsung S6 Vs iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the company has now launched the Samsung S6 Edge+. A quick comparison to the Apple iPhone 6 suggests that Samsung has raised the bar of creativity.

Design

To start with, the design of the Samsung S6 Edge+ will give competition to iPhone 6 because it is sleeker at 6.9mm with rounded edges. The metal body adds to the look of the phone, apart from the glass panels at the front and back. On the contrary, the iPhone 6 retains its old look.

Screen and capacity

While the iPhone 6 has a screen of 4.7 inches with IPS LCD, the S6 Edge+ has a 5.7-inch Super-AMOLED screen. 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, while the iPhone 6 is has a 1GB RAM with DDR3.

Camera specifications

The Edge+ has a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera, while the iPhone 6 has an 8MP primary camera and 1.2MP secondary camera. It’s clear who the winner is there.

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Why Windows 10 is Better Than Windows 8?

Launched on July 29, Windows 10 has created ripples across the tech industry with the features and functions it has to offer. Users of Windows 8 are stating that the new update from Microsoft in the form of Windows 10 is the best thing that has happened since Win 8.1 was released. Users of Windows 8.1 remained dis-satisfied with its features for a long time because of which they were eagerly waiting for Win 10 since the day it was announced.

Why Windows 10 is better than Windows 8Advantages of having Windows 10 over Windows 8

Lets take a look at the benefits users have attained from migrating to Windows 10:

  • Users will have access to the Start Button once again. This feature was sorely being missed in Windows 8. In addition to this, the start button is supercharged and provides additional features to users.
    • As the update was free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, it was easy to migrate to the new OS. In addition, users will now be able to get all updates related to the Windows 10 free of cost.
  • Windows 10 users now have the advantage of enjoying Microsoft’s personal assistant Cortana that was missing in Windows 8 and Windows 7.
  • Superfast Microsoft Edge is another big advantage of the Windows 10 because it provides an enhanced browsing experience.

Also Read: 3rd Consecutive Cumulative Windows 10 Update Gives Users The Jitters

Other advantages associated with Win10

With the new Windows 10, users will enjoy the advantage of multiple desktops, a high-tech app store, universal apps, security updates and a built-in MDM.… Read the rest

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