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


Nokia Lumia 920, Sony Xperia Z… Read the rest

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Nitty-Gritty Of Sony C660X Yuga Or Should We Call It Xperia Z



Sony is all set to begin the new season with its flagship phone C660X Yuga which would see the light of day at Consumer Electronics Show 2013.  According to Xperia Blog the phone would be called Xperia Z.

The USP of this new device from Sony is that it is going to be dust and water resistant.  It has been rumored that the phone’s major features are likely to resemble Sony Xperia Z.

It has been brought to knowledge that the phone would sport a 5-inch 1080p display having a  pixel density of 443ppi which will feature OptiContrast technology, an element that is usually found in Sony televisions.

The report notes, “The main benefit of an OptiContrast panel is low reflection due to a special resin layer that absorbs any diffused light delivered from the backlight. You are left with a display delivering vivid colours, high contrast levels and a real sense of depth.”

The novelty factor of the phone is that it is minimalistic  in design.  he phone has no touch or hardware keys at the front and uses on-screen buttons for navigation. The back side of the phones has been kept simple, with only a 12-megapixel camera offering decor.… Read the rest

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