Apple Is Geared Up To Unmask Its Curved Screen Apple iPhone 5S Whcih May Prove Deterrent For Samsung Galaxy S4

The rumor mills seem to be working overtime in keeping the buzz surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S alive. The latest we’ve come across is some leaked pics claiming to be of this new iPhone, although, let’s be honest, we have our doubts.

The images, which show a supposed curved screen, somehow resemble a Nokia Lumia 920, except with an Apple logo on the back. One of the biggest reasons to doubt the authenticity of these images is the change in design. Knowing Apple, it wouldn’t change the form factor in an S version. Take the iPhone 4S for instance – it looked the same as the iPhone 4, except with a few additional features.

And then, the lack of the home button is also unconvincing, going by the same logic. The image does feature a pretty good looking phone, but we doubt if Apple would change the shape of its iPhone so drastically without informing the app developers about the new aspect ratio.… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 920 Vs HTC One Vs BlackBerry Z10 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Are We Falling Short Of Expectations?

Some of us thought that Nokia was all set to go on a long vacation but the Lumia 920 infused life back into the dormant company. Personally, I went wow on the Windows 8 phone from the Lumia lineup.

It held its crown on head even when the iPhone 5 was round the corner. However, now I wonder if Nokia Lumia 920 would remain secure without slipping onto quicksand.

Moreover, could we even call its competition that stares Lumia 920 in its face—HTC One, Blackberry Z10 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Give me a break.

While industry analysts still believe that Nokia must not be so loyal to Microsoft and Windows 8. Does that mean Microsoft feeds Nokia in terms of innovation and development? Bleeding way to maintain a relationship!

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia says, “There are moments where you fall short of expectations, you issue a profit warning, which causes everyone to cringe,” said Elop. “But when I see the employees proud and focused and doing great work, you know there are good times ahead because that’s what sets the tone for the whole company.”

And we hear him—patiently, waiting for an adrenaline pumping racer of competition between the Finnish giants versus HTC, Samsung and Blackberry.

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Apple iPhone 5 Vs LG Optimus G Pro Vs Nokia Lumia 920: Which One Of Them Would Have A Hard Fall From Grace?

LG recently unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Optimus G Pro boasting of really fine specifications. But even though the large screen phone looks good on paper, can it take on the likes of current popular smartphones in the market like the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Apple iPhone 5? Read on to know more:

LG Optimus G Pro: LG’s flagship phone has a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1080X1920 pixels. But it’s not just the screen size that’s big on this phone – it comes with a powerful 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. What’s more, it has a powerful 13 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera, both of which can record videos at 1080p resolution. LG has put in 32 GB of internal storage and there’s a microSD card slot if you need more space. And there’s also a massive 3,140 mAh battery so that you don’t need to reach for the charger too often.

Nokia Lumia 920: Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 based smartphone features a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 768X1280 pixels. In terms of power, its dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and 1 GB of RAM seem inadequate in comparison to the Optimus G Pro. Nokia has put in an 8 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics to keep the shutterbugs happy with this phone; there’s also 1.3 MP front-facing camera. The 2,000 mAh battery gives this phone a talktime of 10 hours on 3G networks.

Apple iPhone 5: The iPhone 5 wasn’t exactly the most popular smartphone launched last year, mostly because of its 4-inch screen with a resolution of 640X1136 pixels. In addition to the rather small screen, its dual-core 1.2 GHz Apple A6 processor and 1 GB of RAM also make it seem less powerful than the current range of Android phones like the Optimus G Pro. Apple has put in an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera in the iPhone 5 as well as a rather tiny 1,440 mAh battery which can offer up to 8 hours of talktime on 3G networks.… Read the rest

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HTC One Vs LG Optimus G Pro Vs Nokia Lumia 920: Does The Windows 8 Phone Still Hold Its Charm?

With the launch of its lineup of Windows Phone 8 based phones, Nokia was just about starting to taste some success in the highly competitive smartphone market. But, even though its flagship Lumia 920 was quite well received, would the recent launches of Android smartphones like LG’s Optimus G Pro and HTC’s One put a spoke in its ride to the top?

HTC One: The most recently launched among the 3, HTC’s latest flagship sure does sound spectacular. Even though it has a relatively smaller 4.7-inch screen, its resolution of 468 ppi is the higher so far in the market. Add to that its powerful quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM which help the phone run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with HTC’s improved Sense 5.0 UI, and you get even more impressed. And this is after you click on the phone – even its first glimpse is attractive. You can’t help but admire its all metal slick looking exterior. And then there’s the Ultrapixels camera – a unique HTC technology which promises truer photographic capabilities. Of course, there’s also a 2.1 MP front-facing camera to make video calls. HTC has put in a non-removable 2,330 mAh battery to power the phone.

LG Optimus G Pro: LG showcased its latest flagship just a short while before the HTC One was unveiled, and we can see just how desperate it is to regain precious market share lost to Samsung. This one’s a massive phone – its 5.5-inch display does remind you of the Samsung Galaxy Note phablets, but it has a higher resolution of 401 ppi. Running on Android 4.1.2, it is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. So, on the inside, it’s quite similar to the HTC One. But there’s a 13 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. A massive 3,140 mAh battery surely promises a long life to the Optimus G Pro.

Nokia Lumia 920: Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 based smartphone sports a smaller 4.5-inch display with a ppi count of 352 – it’s not the best viewing experience among the three for sure. But the phone does come in quirky colors, making it an attractive option for those who love vibrancy in their lives. Windows Phone 8 is a far better OS experience than its predecessor, but the number of apps is far less than that it Android or iOS. The Lumia 920 is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, making it less powerful than the other two phones. The 8 MP rear camera comes with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash and the front-facing camera a resolution of 1.3 MP. The 2,000 mAh battery promises a talktime of around 10 hours on 3G, but we’re sure the HTC One and LG Optimus G Pro are more power efficient.

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Pixel War Of the Giants—HTC One,Sony Xperia z,Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 Take Me For A Ride

When my wallet gets lighter with a new smartphone buy, I do weigh the camera story the buy comes with. However, this time I had to weigh HTC One, Google Nexus, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone 5 and the Sony Xperia Z—yes, heave a sigh-the list is over! Weigh them? Actually, I needed to weigh the camera story for each.

  • For starters, in an age that promises 13-MP cameras on smartphone users, HTC One has bucked the trend to house a mere 4.3-MP shutter. The quality is just fair but the high point is that smaller pictures could be wonderful with the One. Pegged against the giants that come with awesome shutter pixels, this might not go far.
  • Check out the rest for clicks with each of these smarties. The settings were automatic on all phones and night mode for shoots for non-light conditions.HTC loses out even before we begin the tests because of its hazy picture.
  • Nokia is noisy and the pictures hardly flesh out sharply enough.
  • I barely found the Samsung and Apple cameras doing anything different. The noise was not too much yet the picture came out well detailed.
  • I hoped for Xperia Z’s Exmor R tag to work miracles but it did a good job without a capital G. Though it gave distinct images, yet the smudgy factor remained.
  • The Nexus 4 seemed a tad disappointing even in broad day light; the noise was as irritating as loud bangs would. However, it surprised me with the fine details!

For dessert, here is the rank:

Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, Nexus 4


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3,000 Cyan Nokia Lumia 920 Pre-Orders in One Hour On Chinese Retailer

We knew Nokia had met with quite a bit of success with the Lumia 920, but this one’s completely unexpected. According to a tweet by Chinese retailer, the site received 3,000 pre-orders for the high-end Cyan colored Lumia 920 smartphone.

The first batch has already been sold out but the site is still offering the Cyan Lumia 920. The lucky customers who pre-ordered the first batch of handsets are expected to receive delivery of their phones by the 25th of February. The unlocked Lumia 920 is selling at a price of 4599 Yuan or USD 738. You can also purchase the phone free with a two-year contract with Unicom.

So, are you also among the ones pining for a Cyan colored Lumia 920? Check out the site soon and place your order.… Read the rest

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Amazon Amazes The World With Nokia Lumia 920 Price Slash

Amazon is all set to amaze smartphone geeks. Wondering how? With the Nokia Lumia 920 in all its candy colors available at $69.99, amazement could be a word that belittles surprises! This price is now on offer for customers round the world. Yet it comes with no conditions like being an AT &T customer or for subscribing to the carrier afresh.

Clubbed with a two-day free shopping offer– the candy delights from Nokia could be popped into your pocket even before you realize.… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 920 Vs BlackBerry Z10 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3: The Potential To Match Up To Point And Shoot Camera?

Few years back, when we looked at the digital cameras we saw them all jabbed up and heavy. With time, cameras have metamorphosed onto sleek seductive gadgets like smartphones.

With Samsung in the game,  digital cameras come with  ‘smart’ technology’ that laces capture their users to shutter up precious moments and share them with friends instantly.

Samsung has recently launched the 3G Galaxy camera with all the ‘smart’ features like click’n share pictures. Although like other digital cameras, the Samsung Galaxy is a simple point and shoot device, its excellent performance and wonderful image-quality makes it an outstanding gadget to flaunt.

Now if you wonder  what the difference between a smart phone with camera or a smart digital camera is, then hear this–Have you ever tried low-light photography with your smart phone? May be that was a sad experience for you because most smart phones are not smart enough to capture images in the dark or low light. Here comes the prowess of Samsung’s smart digital camera with remarkable capability to click even in low light or at night time. We wonder that any of the phones including Samsung Galaxy S3, Nokia Lumia 920 or the red hot BlackBerry Z10 would ever be upgraded to point to shoot camera?

Smart phones also lack in optical zoom feature that is a highlighting attribute in smart phone cameras. So, would it not be astounding to carry a smart camera along to make your ‘most important’ occasions the ‘most preserved’ events?… Read the rest

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HTC M7 Vs HTC One X Vs Nokia Lumia 920: Would HTC Evolution Bring Back Its Mojo?

If it is the Xperia Z for Sony and the Lumia 920 for Nokia, it probably will be the M7 for HTC. We’re talking about how the latest flagship models could help revive the former leaders and bring them up in the very competitive smartphone market. While the One X launched last year did have remarkable specs, it didn’t exactly help HTC earn too much of profits.

Even though HTC was the first company to produce an Android smartphone, somewhere along the way, it lost out to players like Samsung. With every passing quarter, as new entrants arrive in the market with their Android smartphones, it’s only going to get tougher for this Taiwanese company to rise above the many competitors. But, we’re hoping that the M7 could be the perfect way to propel it forward.

With spectacular features like a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, this device could find quite a few takers. And even though it has only a 4.7-inch display, it may find enough buyers who need something more compact than the 5-inch giants like the Xperia Z. But it’s not just enough to make an amazing phone – HTC never had a problem with that. Even the HTC One X was a fabulous phone, which is similar in size to the upcoming M7, but less powerful with its 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.

To be able to sell more, we think HTC definitely needs to focus its energy on having an aggressive marketing campaign for its upcoming flagship to get noticed. It needs to shake off its apprehensions from its sinking performance and renew its confidence when launching the new M7. Also, instead of introducing so many models that end up confusing the consumer (Sony, are you also listening?), give it a solid recognizable name, a la Samsung. This will help consumers remember your handsets and hopefully pick them over those of your competitors.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z Vs Nokia Lumia 920 : Is It The Water Resistant Wisdom Which Would Steal Lumia’s Mojo?

So Nokia Lumia 920 hits the Indian market today for Rs 38,889, and it’s sure to become Nokia’s recent bestseller. But, if you’re still undecided on whether you want to jump in and pick one up for yourself, or wait for Sony’s Xperia Z to arrive, this is a must-read article for you. We’re pitting the Lumia 920 against Sony’s latest phablet, the Xperia Z, to see if it can match up to yet another Android device or will it sink in sales when the latter comes out.

The OS: First off, let’s just say that Microsoft managed to do a pretty good job with the Windows Phone 8. It works quite smooth and is a far better interface than the previous Windows Phone 7. But then, Android 4.1 is also a huge improvement over the Android 4.0. Android is anyway the world’s most popular smartphone OS in the world, so Nokia sure has its work cut out for it with the Lumia 920.

The display: The Lumia 920 comes with a stunning 4.5-inch full HD display with a 768X1920 pixels. The Xperia Z is a little bigger, with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080X1920pixels. No prizes in guessing which one we’d love to look into here. But, if you’re apprehensive about the massive 5-inch screen and how easy it would be to carry around, then we suggest you opt for the sleek Lumia 920 instead.

Hardware: The Lumia 920 is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage, but there’s no microSD card slot should you need more space on this phone. The Xperia Z is literally a powerhouse, with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM. Although it has just 16 GB of internal storage, Sony has included a microSD card slot for those who want more storage space.

Camera: While the Lumia 920 comes with an 8 MP rear camera with Nokia’s PureView technology, the Xperia Z has a more powerful 13 MP rear camera. Even the front-facing camera on the Xperia Z, a 2.2MP one, is better than the Lumia 920’s 1.3MP camera.

Battery: Nokia’s put in a 2000 mAh battery that offers up to 10 hours of talktime on 3G networks, while Sony’s Xperia Z comes with a 2330 mAh battery giving it 14 hours of talktime on 3G networks.

Another huge plus for the Xperia Z is that it is dust and water resistant, making it a far more sturdy device than any other smartphone presently available in the market, the Lumia 920 included.… Read the rest

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