Samsung Galaxy S4 Ticks And Tocks To Arrive- Samsung Set To Sweep Sony Xperia Z With Smart Specs

I am counting the minutes and seconds before the clock ticks to the hour Samsung Galaxy S4 would come into my nimbly hands. I have been partial to Samsung ever since it brought out its Chat-laced phones. Now with the world going gaga and drooling over all Samsung babies, the Galaxy S4 is no less than a wonder kid. Here are a couple of specs that have seduced me in the garb of a power packed bomb called S4.

Scrolling go sexier- They say eyes speak more words than you ever know. Samsung Galaxy S4 has loyally stuck on to this belief and incorporated Smart Scroll and Pause in its latest progeny. Open up a webpage with a touch and make it yours – batting your butterfly lashes! What is sexier is that videos decipher your signal to stop when you look away. Attention seeking kid, I say.

Airy means awesome- Being light in terms of weight means slim but what do you call a phone tinged with Air View? I call it a Samsung. While this feature came into being since the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, this time it has got breezier. Minus the S-stylus, flick your finger over the Galaxy S4 screen and see how it unfurls before you.

Samsung Galaxy S4 has just got loaded with these super sexy specs – there are more but that is for some other day. For now it’s time to count seconds again. Sony Xperia Z—take a bow. Your time might just be up!… Read the rest

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Will The Apple iPad Mini 2 Be Able To Take On The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 And The Sony Xperia Z ?

Apple made quite a successful product in the iPad Mini last year and captured many hearts. But with Samsung all set to take on the iPad Mini head on with its new Galaxy Note 8.0, will Apple be able to repeat its success with the second generation iPad Mini? Or with the recent success and advent of 5-inch smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z, would the craze for the 8-inch tablets further die down?

Apple’s expected to give the iPad Mini 2’s screen a huge makeover by including its famous Retina Display feature in it, in addition to making the device more powerful and energy efficient. But can it pull away users from the similar sized Galaxy Note 8.0, which has a powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, in addition to its S-Pen feature?

Better yet, will Sony’s waterproof and dust-resistant Xperia Z end up being the preferred choice, with its decently sized 5-inch full HD display and quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM and 13 MP camera?… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs HTC One Vs LG Optimus G Pro Vs Sony Xperia Z: The Cream Of 2013 Is Ready To Get Licked

Now that Android Jelly Bean has become pretty much a standard offering in all the current Android-based smartphones, and we’ve got a long-ish wait until Google unveils the next version of Android, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, we decided to keep ourselves busy by comparing the current hottest Android phones available in the market. So here’s the list of phones you need to really take a look at:

HTC One: It’s got two strengths – it’s got the highest resolution of 468 ppi on its full-HD 4.7-inch screen, and there’s an Ultrapixels camera which lets users take really sharp and clear pictures. If there’s more reasons you’re looking for to pick up an HTC One, it comes with Android Jelly Bean with an overlay of HTC’s improved Sense 5.0 UI to give you a smoother, slicker Android. And there’s an all-metal sleek casing to make this one of the best looking Android smartphones out in the market.

Samsung Galaxy S4: It’s Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone – need we say more! But brand aside, this 5-inch wonder packs quite a punch. One of its versions will be powered by Samsung’s very own 8-core Exynos 5 processor while the other comes with a quad-core 1.9 GHz processor – both these versions are among the most powerful smartphones in the market currently. And then there’s a ton of advanced features like eye tracking and floating touch to make life much simpler for you. Also, its 13 MP rear camera has lots of effects and filters too to keep the shutterbugs extremely happy.

Sony Xperia Z: By now, you pretty much know its USP – it is dust and water resistant. Wouldn’t you love a smartphone that’s nearly almost damage-proof? Dig a little deeper and you get a 5-inch full HD screen powered by Sony’s own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 to give you a much better viewing experience. And then there’s the 13.1 MP rear camera with Sony’s Exmos RS sensor to make this a photo-lovers’ treat too!

LG Optimus G Pro: LG’s flagship smartphone’s got a 5.5-inch screen, so if you’re looking for a large phone, this one’s your pick! In addition, there’s a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP rear camera to make this an extremely desirable smartphone.

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Samsung galaxy S4 Vs Sony Xperia Z Vs HTC One Vs LG Optimus G Pro: The Winning Horses Of Flagship Derby

Yes, we know it sounds rather too early in the year to come up with a ‘best of 2013’ feature, but given the sheer number of devices already launched, we just couldn’t wait any longer. We decided to bring you a list of some of the best smartphones that have already been launched since January 2013, and let’s just say, those of you planning to pick up a smartphone this year are indeed lucky to have this much of a choice:

Sony Xperia Z: We’re going to start with this one not just because it’s fabulous, but also because it was one of the first few amazing devices launched in 2013. Dust and water resistant, it sports a 5-inch full HD display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It’s really sleek and we love its 13.1 MP rear camera with the Sony Exmos RS sensor. There’s also a 2,300 mAh battery to give it quite a long life.

LG Optimus G Pro: This is definitely the largest device in this category with its 5.5-inch display with a 1080X1920 pixel resolution. It’s more powerful than the Xperia Z with its quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, and sports a mammoth 3,140 mAh battery. In terms of camera though, its 13 MP rear camera is comparable with that of the others featured here.

BlackBerry Z10: The revamped BlackBerry experience was also unveiled this year, and boy, were we impressed! It lost all its boring interface and looks all ready to take on the likes on iOS and Android, promising users not just more features to enhance their work lives but also offering a better balance with personal lives. Its 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1280X768 pixels may seem smaller than the others in this league, but it’s powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. An 8 MP rear camera makes it a pretty decent shooter too.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphone very recently after months of speculation. The Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch full HD screen with a resolution of 441 ppi and comes in two versions – one with Samsung’s own 8-core Exynos 5 processor and another with a quad-core 1.9 GHz processor. Both of these versions have 2 GB of RAM, making this one of the most powerful phones out in the market yet. There’s a 13 MP rear camera with a lot of new camera features as well to keep the shutterbugs happy.

HTC One: HTC unveiled quite a pleasant surprise with its HTC One flagship smartphone. Sporting a 4.7-inch full HD screen with a very high resolution of 468 ppi, it’s powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. What makes this phone even more exciting is the Ultrapixels camera offering more true-to-life captures.

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HTC One Vs Sony Xperia Z Vs Apple iPhone 5: Is The New Samsung Galaxy S4 Alluring You Or Would Choose These?

The Apple iPhone 5 has been around for a few months now, and while the phone failed to make a huge impression in the market, to make things worse, 2013 has already seen a number of superb flagship smartphone launches (the biggest one till now is Samsung galaxy S4). If you have the moolah for it and are considering the iPhone 5 as your next phone, do you think you should wait a while and look around in the market a little more? Maybe consider the HTC One or the Sony Xperia Z as alternatives?

HTC One: HTC’s flagship smartphone was finally unveiled after a lot of speculation just a few weeks ago and we like what we’ve seen so far. For those of you who love the iPhone’s all-metal premium look, the HTC One will definitely appeal to you. With a large 4.7-inch display having a resolution of 468 ppi, you can’t get better viewing on a smartphone currently. The HTC One is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait processor and 2 GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It’s got a unique camera with HTC’s very own Ultrapixels camera which promises sharper, clearer and more natural looking images. For video calling, there’s a 2 MP camera as well. Choose from 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, but that’s all you get because there doesn’t seem to be microSD card slot on this phone. To keep the phone running, HTC has put in a 2,300 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Z: Sony’s gorgeous flagship smartphone was unveiled at CES 2013 and literally blew us all away. We love that it’s dust and water resistant – high end smartphones do not get more rugged than this, not yet at least. The Xperia Z features a large 5-inch display with a resolution of 441 ppi and is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and 2 GB of RAM. This phone also runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is fitted with a 13 MP rear camera with Sony’s own Exmos RS sensor. There’s a 2.2 MP camera in the front as well. The Xperia Z comes with just 16 GB of internal storage, but for those of you who want more, you can use a microSD card. A 2,330 mAh battery keeps the phone up and running for nearly 14 hours on a single charge.

Apple iPhone 5: The latest iPhone’s biggest weakness is its rather small 4-inch screen with a resolution of 326 ppi. The iPhone 5 is powered by Apple’s A6 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM and runs on iOS 6. An 8 MP rear camera and 1.2 MP front-facing camera also seem to pale with that of the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. You can choose from 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, but there’s no provision for further memory expansion through microSD cards. Even the 1,440 mAh battery offers a talktime of just about 8 hours on the phone, which means you’ll be reaching for the charger more often.… Read the rest

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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

HTC One

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Sony Xperia Z: Here Comes The Most Unexpected Battle

With just a day to go until the Samsung Galaxy S4 officially launches and possibly upsets the Sony Xperia Z’s success so far, we decided to do a final comparison between these two phones based on all the rumors we’ve heard yet. But don’t change your mind just yet – if you’re still confused between which of these to pick, you’ve just got to wait a little longer to find out if the Galaxy S4 packs a punch strong enough to knock the socks off the Xperia Z.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Samsung gave us a peek-a-boo into the Galaxy S4 by tweeting a dark picture of the Galaxy S4. From what we see, it looks a lot like the Galaxy S3, with a similar bezel and rounded edges. And looks like it will have an all-plastic body as well. According to rumors, the Galaxy S4 could have a 5-inch or a 4.99-inch full HD 1080p screen, but its exact ppi count is not known yet. But yes, we’ve heard that it could support eye tracking and floating touch, which does make the phone sound quite fancy. We’re also hoping to see at least a 13 MP camera on the Galaxy S4, which would be similar in resolution to the Xperia Z’s. The Galaxy S4 could be powered either by an octo-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or a quad-core 1.9 GHz Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM. It could be available with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage and the battery could be at least 2,600 mAh.

Sony Xperia Z: Apart from the fact that it is dust and water resistant, making it one of the sturdiest smartphones in the market, there’s many more reasons why the Xperia Z has managed to catch this much attention. Its 5-inch full HD screen has a resolution of 440 ppi and is powered by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 2 GB of RAM. A 13.1 MP rear camera with Sony’s Exmos RS sensor makes it a treat for the shutterbugs, while the front-facing camera has a resolution of 2.2 MP. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage space which can be expanded using a microSD card, and the battery in the Xperia Z is 2,330 mAh.… Read the rest

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LG Optimus G Pro Vs Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S3: With Samsung Galaxy S4 On Verge, Which Of These Got Game?

This year has been off to a promising start with a long list of flagship smartphones already unveiled. While the Sony Xperia Z stole the limelight at CES 2013, followed by LG’s Optimus G Pro a few weeks later, all eyes are on Samsung as it gets ready to showcase the latest flagship Galaxy S4 this week. But until this phone hits the markets, can the Galaxy S3 continue to sell once the Optimus G Pro and Xperia Z have arrived?

LG Optimus G Pro: We’ll start with this because it’s the most recent among these three smartphones. LG’s mammoth flagship features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080X1920 pixels. Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and has 2 GB of RAM. LG has also put in a 13 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera into this phone. The Optimus G Pro comes with 32 GB of internal storage, but there’s also a microSD card slot if you find this space insufficient. A 3,140 mAh jumbo battery will ensure that this remains powered up and operational for a long time.

Sony Xperia Z: Let’s just start off with its USP – it is dust and water resistant. That makes it an ideal phone for those who love the great outdoors! Apart from these qualities, the Xperia Z boasts a ton of features – it has a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080X1920 pixels powered by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA 2 Engine. This phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards too. The 13 MP camera has a Sony Exmos RS sensor and there’s a 2.2 MP front-facing camera as well. The 2,330 mAh battery is non-removable but promises up to 14 hours of talktime.

Samsung Galaxy S3: The bestselling phone of 2012 has been in the market for quite a few months now and is still selling well. It has a 4.8-inch screen with a resolution of 306 ppi. Originally shipped with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, it can be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S3 is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage and also has a microSD card slot. The rear camera has a resolution of 8 MP, while the front-facing one is 1.9 MP. A decent 2,100 mAh battery gives it a talktime of over 11 hours.

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HTC One Vs LG Optimus G Pro Vs Sony Xperia Z: A Plethora of Options for the Premium Customer

It’s raining smartphones right at the very start of the year. First it was Sony that blew us all away with its dust and water resistant flagship, the Xperia Z. While this phone boasts some terrific features, will it manage to find itself victorious against the newly launched LG Optimus G Pro and the HTC One?

HTC One: This one’s the most recent phone to be launched, and the best thing about it is its amazing resolution of 468 ppi. While its 4.7-inch display is the smallest among the three phones, no other phone even comes close to its ppi count, giving it a very strong advantage in this competitive segment. The HTC One is one hell of a good looking device, with its all aluminum casing spelling classy. It’s powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM. Another unique feature in the HTC One is the Ultrapixels camera, which promises better color reproduction, sharper and clearer images. This one’s sure to be a hit among the shutterbugs! Add to that the stereo speakers, and you’ve got a whole entertainment package right in this phone.

LG Optimus G Pro: LG looks all geared up to take on Samsung at the smartphone arena. Its newest flagship phone, the Optimus G Pro has a massive 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 401 ppi – the lowest among these three phones. It’s also powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM, so in terms of processing power, it’s quite similar to the HTC One. The Optimus G Pro comes with 32 GB of internal storage space and a jumbo 3,140 mAh battery to keep it up and running for a long time. When it comes to camera, go crazy clicking photos with its 13 MP rear camera and 2.1 MP front-facing camera. We also love that this phone comes with a microSD card slot to let us store a lot of our music and pictures on the device.

Sony Xperia Z: Let’s start with its USP – it is dust and water resistant! Who wouldn’t love a phone that’s so sturdy that it’s virtually impossible to damage it? Moving on, the Xperia Z comes with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 441 ppi and is powered by Sony’s very own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. It has a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of RAM. Like the LG flagship, this one also comes with a 13.1 MP rear camera along with a Sony Exmos RS sensor as well as a 2.2 MP front-facing camera. There’s a 2,330 mAh battery and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia Z Reaches Its New Destination : U.K Excited To Sell Sony Xperia Z For The Price Of £514.98

They say that the early bird catches the worm. Looks like retailers in the U.K. have caught on to this adage, as many of them have started sales of the Sony Xperia Z a day before its official launch on March 1, 2013. The cheapest deal for an unlocked version of Sony’s latest flagship phone is being offered by Phone4U – you can buy a handset for £489.95 here, while it will cost you £514.98 at Unlocked Mobiles and £522 at Clove, along with a £65 wireless speaker free.

For those of you who don’t mind going in for a contract with a carrier, you can get the Sony Xperia Z in black or white free with a £36 monthly charge. Orange also has a contract on the Xperia Z with the same rental, but it is also offering 600 minutes, unlimited SMS and even 1 GB of data with this phone. You can also opt for 900 minutes, unlimited SMS and 250 MB of data with this contract. The purple Xperia Z is available on contract with O2 for £39 a month. But those who need more data can choose to take a contract with EE. The company is offering unlimited calls and SMS, as well as 20 GB of data for a monthly rental of £61.

Customers in the U.S. still don’t have a contract option available, but can pick up an unlocked Xperia Z from GSM Nation for $849. However, this phone won’t run on the LTE networks in US, but you can run it on AT&T’s 3G network and T-Mobile’s EDGE networks too.… Read the rest

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