This one’s exclusively for the hardcore tech enthusiast who doesn’t mind splurging on his or her gadgets. Sure, 2013 started with a bang if we talk about the world of smartphones – first was the dust and water resistant Sony Xperia Z unveiled at CES, then came the HTC One with a mind-boggling resolution of 468 ppi. Both these phones boast really fine specs, undoubtedly, and if you’re among the impatient kinds, we’d suggest you to go ahead and choose between them. But if you can hold on a little longer, it may be worth your while to see what Samsung brings forth in the Galaxy S4 a couple of weeks from now. While we’ve still not received any official word from Samsung yet on the phone’s features and specs, we think it will definitely be worth checking out. Well, firstly because it has the Samsung tag – the company that [+more]
So, after much speculation and what seemed like an endless wait, HTC finally unveiled its brand new flagship smartphone, the HTC One. And we are only too pleased with what the company has confirmed to be a truly spectacular and promising new entrant in the Android smartphone arena. But when it goes up against some of the more recent launches like the Sony Xperia Z and BlackBerry Z10, what could be the HTC One’s fate? HTC One: The latest flagship smartphone to hit the market, HTC One features an absolutely stunning 4.7-inch full HD display with a resolution of 468 ppi – the highest so far in a smartphone. We do wish it had a slightly bigger screen though. It is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. You can choose from a 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage space. The HTC [+more]
Here’s reason to cheer for the European fans of the Sony Xperia Z. The gorgeous dust and water resistant Sony flagship smartphone is launching across the continent on the 21st of February. The Xperia Z won many hearts when it was unveiled during the CES 2013, and the world has been waiting to get their hands on this beauty ever since. The news was broken on Sony’s Facebook page which said it will launch at Sony’s Berlin store on this date. Even though there is no official confirmation yet, Sony has also sent out invites for an Xperia Z event on the same date in another European country. Sweden’s 3 is among the first carriers in the continent to start taking pre-orders for the Xperia Z. The LTE enabled Xperia Z running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is up for pre-order and comes with a price tag of SEK 5,495 [+more]
So yes, we’ve already fallen in love with the Xperia Z ever since it was unveiled during CES 2013. Even though we needed any more reason to lose our hearts to this beauty, here’s the latest astounding feature this phone has. The Xperia Z’s 13.1 MP rear camera with its Exmos RS sensor can apparently click unlimited images at the rate of 10 images per second with a 9 MP resolution. A new video has surfaced on the internet, demonstrating how the phone managed to click 999 images within a duration of just 68 seconds. As mind-blowing as it sounds, you may wonder why on earth anyone would want to click so many pictures of one particular subject, especially if the subject is still. However, its potential is immense for those extreme shutterbugs – think of how this mode can be used to click multiple images in motion, almost depicting [+more]
Yes, it’s been a while since we brought out extensive coverage of the absolutely gorgeous Sony Xperia Z. We know you’ve been waiting to get your hands on it for some time now, but it sure looks like your wait is ending soon. Sony’s flagship device with its 5-inch screen, quad-core processor and dust and water resistant body has finally started selling in Japan. You can buy it through NTT DoCoMo and shipping has already started to consumers who had pre-ordered the phone. The Xperia Z available in Japan has been specially customized by Sony, and features a One Seg Tuner, FeliCa NFC as well as an infrared port, in addition to unique software features. You can choose from three color options – white, black and purple. For European customers too, the wait is soon coming to an end. From what we have heard, the phone should hit the European [+more]
So what next for Sony, well it is a new 4.5 inch device Sony Xperia SP. It is being heard that Sony Xperia XP is going to make appearance at MWC this month. Sony Xperia SP is slightly larger than Sony Xperia V and we have heard that it will have 720 mega pixel screen. The rumors are that this new offering from Sony which was earlier known as Sony HuaShan would be powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T and is clocked at 1.7GHz. It will run on Android Jelly Bean.
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, [+more]
2013’s promising to become an even more exciting year than 2012, and it’s barely even begun! The battle for the best smartphone of 2013 is already seeing a lot of contenders, many of which are still rumored to be launching. But boy, when they do, believe us when we say that you as a consumer will be amazingly confused and spoilt for choice. So today, we’re pitting the awesome Sony Xperia Z against the rumored HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 to see if these two phones could pull away Sony’s expectedly huge sales. Screen Size: In terms of screen size, the M7 could lose out a little bit due to its 4.7-inch display, while the Xperia Z has and the Galaxy S4 is expected to have 5-inch screens. In terms of resolution too, the Xperia Z is powered by Sony’s very own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and promises to [+more]
Here’s some great news for those based out of South East Asia. Sony recently held an event to launch its flagship Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL. So customers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam could hope to see these two new smartphones in the market within the first quarter of 2013. Unveiled during the CES 2013, these phones were among the most popular devices showcased at the event. The Sony Xperia Z has a 5-inch display and is supposed to be dust and water resistant. It will be available in black, white and purple colored variants. The Xperia ZL also has a 5-inch display, but will a smaller resolution, and will be cheaper than the Xperia Z. It will come in two color options – black and white. However, don’t break your bank just yet – Sony is yet to reveal the pricing details on these two devices.
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, [+more]