Motorola’s back, and is ready to kick off the global smartphone market with its low priced good spec loaded Moto G, and high spec loaded Moto X.
Availability and pricing in India:
Both the cellphones are available only via flipkart in the country, for moto G you can click here, and for moto X you can click here. Flipkart offers a price tag of Rs 12,499 for the 8GB version and Rs 13,999 for 16GB version whereas flipkart provides Moto X only in 16 GB version with a price quoted at Rs 23,999. Moto G is currently available only in black color whereas Moto X comes in 7 different variant namely : 1) walnut 2) black 3) white 4) royal blue 5) teak 6) turquoise 7) Red. Both the handsets comes up with a manufacturer warranty of 1 year.
Moto G is designed to target low budget market of smartphones within a price range of 10,000-15,000 where generally a buyer get confused weather to go for a known brand with a little low spec handset or to go for a newly launched brand who is trying to get into the Indian market by offering high spec handsets at a reasonably low price, Moto G is designed for them.
Moto G’s interface seriously makes it stand above its league just due to its offering of latest android interface KitKat (android 4.4.2). 1.2 GHz quad core processor is well equipped to handle the smoothest android interface till date, stock like interface makes it easier to interact in a happy way with the interface. The screen of the smartphone is really flair as it offers 720p display with a resolution of 720 X 1280 with a pixel density of 329ppi (please note iPhone 5s has a resolution of 640 X 1136 with 326ppi), yes moto G outweighs iPhone 5s here that too with a price tag of Rs 12,499. Watching Movies and playing games on Moto G will be a really amusing experience.
The home screen is a pleasant experience, instead of off the screen “back” “home” and “multitasking” key Moto g offers on screen keys just like the nexus series and xperia Z and other high end smartphones.
Moto G comes with a 5 MP Rear facing camera and 1.3MP front facing camera , both capable of shooting 720p videos, for low lighting conditions Moto G has a Flash as well.
multiple shots and slow motion recording is another add on in the package.
Camera equips an easy interface with instructions on first time usage as well, setting and gallery can be accessed with just a single slide over the screen. The back facing camera is a decent one, few times focusing issues occurs overall its decent, the front facing camera is pretty average (moreover you can’t demand much more in this price range).
3: Battery life
Laden with 2070 mAh battery Motorola claims Moto G has all day battery, but having used with a little higher than usual usage you can see red bar in top corner of your screen before you get yourself in the bed.
Screen: 4.5 inches (329ppi) 720×1280 resolution
Display: LCD, scratch resistant.
Memory: internal 8/16GB
Processor: 1.2 GHz quad core snapdragon 400 Cortex A7
Camera:5MP rear , 1.3MP front (touch focus HDR, slow motion)
Dual sim : yes (GSM+GSM)
under the stewardship of Google, in august 2013 Motorola manufactured Moto X, Google was known to provide efforts in nexus series only but along with Motorola caused a serious stir in the market, earlier it was assumed that along with Motorola Google will develop a device with a mid-range specs and high price tag. What amazes in Moto X is its feel in the hand, having a AMOLED display of size 4.7inches the Moto X is just marginally bigger than the Apple’s iPhone 5S which is just 4 inches in terms of screen size. One hand operation is reasonably appraisable in Moto X, the feel comfort and easy operation using a single hand is even better than the iPhone. The back of the smartphone is of the shape of inside curve of palm and hence fits so perfectly in hands.
The interface at first look resembles one you see in nexus series, the mobile network provider is shown in the left top corner of the screen in white taking up space of some notifications for sure. The app drawer is not as you see in nexus 5 with kit Kat; it is same old app drawer with a second tab for widgets available in the phone. The new features added to the device is trusted Bluetooth devices, Moto also implanted a lost my device feature on which Google was working for a long time.
Motorola has seriously tried to go out of league with its camera , Moto X is equipped with 10MP Camera , with a 1.4 µm sized sensor which is relatively larger than the usual high end cameras now a days, larger pixels are meant to capture more light while clicking which makes camera stand out of league in terms of low lighting, with loaded high spec camera hardware , Moto X struggles to capture great clicks. This camera stands nowhere around flagships devices like xperia Z1 and iPhone 5s.
Although Moto has created a new way of accessing camera in a faster manner, even the screen of Moto X is turned off; a double flick of wrist will wake up the smartphone with its camera open, accessing gallery and settings is just a slide away from the camera screen and various camera features can easily be scrolled without clicking again and again on the screen.
3: Battery life
Motorola has fitted Moto x with 2200mAh battery, but with so many active features battery will surely get drained easily but the major drawback of the smartphone is the charging time, it gets charged really slow and runs towards the red battery level so fast. With a pretty decent usage of web browsing, music, checking inbox, Moto X lasts for a day but for the same usage many other smartphones in the same price range for a day and a half. Another dropdown in Moto X is its standby time, with nearly no usage on the smartphones the battery get drained in less than a day. Motorola should have opted a better way to utilize 2200mAh battery.
Screen: 4.7 inches (312ppi) 720×1280 resolution
Display: AMOLED, scratch resistant.
Memory: internal 16GB
Processor: 1.7 GHz dual core
Camera:10MP rear , 2MP front (touch focus HDR, slow motion)
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The D7100 is companies latest APS-C DLSR with 24MP sensor. It is a successor to largely popular D7000. The camera offers DX-Format CMOS with a precise 51-point autofocus system.
D7100 features a light weight body with high speed shooting which allows approximately 7 frames per second. D7100 has a 3.2 inch TFT LCD monitor while the earlier model D7000 featured a 3″.
You can get the best offers from Indian Online Retailers on this camera
Flipkat is offering a free bag with a 4GB memory card on D7100
For a limited period you can get an additional Rs.1000 off on this camera purchase from Snapdeal . Use coupon code DSLR1000
BlackBerry plans to launch BBM on other operating systems this summer.!
Report: CEO Thorsten Heins announced at Blackberry Live that BlackBerry will going to launch its most popular and key feature ‘Blackberry messenger’ BBM to iOS and Android devices as a free app this summer.
There are reported 60 million monthly active users who send and receive 10-12 billion messages daily, which is nearly twice as compared to other mobile messaging apps. With this new launch Blackberry ensures that these numbers will cross the billions and trillions count resp.
For the BBM fans its exciting news that the Blackberry announced the launch of BBM on iOS® & Android™ (as approved by Google Play and the Apple App Store). This will surely make it easier to connect you with the entire mobile social network. Once BBM will be available on Multi-Platforms, you can welcome your family & friends operating apple, samsung or other android phones to stay connected with you. Blackberry also plans to add on features like voice and video chats for the iOS and Android users later in this year if approved by Apple App Store & Google Play.
iOS and Android users are expected to experience many BBM features, at the initial stage of multi-platform BBM like Multi-person chats, Voice note sharing, The immediacy of BBM chats and to form Groups where BBM allows the users to set up groups of up to 30 people who can share photos, files and more.
BlackBerry within BBM also announced a new social engagement platform ‘BBM Channels’ which allows its users to connect and stay in touch with business links, brands, celebrities and more.
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Nokia has recently announced the launch of a sub 6000 Asha series phone sometime in June. The new phone is slated to refresh the ageing s40 platform and give it a new lease of life.
At the time that Nokia’s illustrative competitor Samsung is shifting its focus away from budget phones Nokia is leaving no stone unturned to keep its dominance in the budget phone category.
Features of Asha 501
- Pre-installed apps like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc
- Dual-SIM support
- 3-inch TFT Display
- Wi-fi and Bluetooth conectivity
- 3.2 MP Camera
- 1200 mAH Li-ion battery
The phone comes in 6 exciting colors, keeping in-line the latest Nokia color fixation.
As stated above the phone is expected to be launched in June. So, would you buy it?
If Rumors are not wrong then Apple is in for a full year of launching 8 new products in 2013 coming from two Chinese-language publications.
One of those exciting new products is the much-rumored iTV, according to China Times citing the Taiwan-based Commercial Times. According to the rough translation of the report, “Apple will launch iTV most probably in winters before the end of the year 2013. Apple has vocally
expressed its concerns regarding the lack of a go-to-market strategy for the television business.
Among those 8 new products, there are 3 different iPhone models, two of those devices are, the 4-inch iPhone 5S and 4.8-inch iPhone math (bothfeaturing 8MP cameras) will launch in the market in june. The third device, the theoretical iPhone 7, is reportedly launching in winters before Christmas. Reports from China’s most prominent newspapers picked up and translated by BrightWire. Manufacturing of the three devices will be handled by Foxconn (90%), according to the story. Largan Precision has reportedly been tapped by Apple for 8 million camera lenses.
BrightWire, a business-to-business resource for portfolio managers, has released a new report according to which Apple could release both the
iPhone 5S and an iPhone 6 this year.
If rumours are to be believed Samsung Mobile is preparing for a Grand Launch of Samsung Galaxy S IV from its Flagship and hugely popular S series at the Mobile World Congress in US sometime in March.
Eight-core Exynos 5 Processor, 4.99 inch Super Amoled 1080P display, 2GB RAM, 2600mAH battery up from 2100mAH of S3, 13MP back camera and a 2 Megapixel front facing camera plus wireless charging.
One of the rather crazy rumours is that the number 4 is considered unlucky in korea which is why they often skip the 4th floor in their buildings. Which essentially means that the new device might not be branded as Galaxy S4
The new phone will be available in two colours Black and White and will use high quality material. Samsung Galaxy S4 price in India can be expected to be in the range of Rs. 35,000-40,000 and its price shall be expected in the close range of Samsung Galaxy S3 in India.
A leaked image of Samsung Galaxy S4.
Gear up for another ground breaking device by India’s Home Grown mobile company Micromax. According to industry news micromax will soon launch a quad core smartphone with Google’s Jelly Bean operating system and an 8 megapixel camera
The quad core smart phone will have a 4.5 inch display and 4 GB internal memory.
While a quad core phone being sold by leading international manufacturers cost 30K and above, this offering by Micromax might change the dynamics of the industry(we hope so)
The latest offering by Nokia, the 920 runs on the power-packed window 8 platform. According to industry experts this might be Nokia’s last chance to make a dent in the smart phone market largely captured by Samsung and Apple Mobiles.
The best thing about windows 8 is that it is built for mobile and has tremendous graphics and a rich look n feel. Once you start using it you will fall in love with it.
The bad thing is the hardware is bulky, the metal body on Lumia 920 makes is too heavy in the age of Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5
People who i have talked to about buying this phone are apprehensive of the small app base which they got used to on Google Play and itunes.
Let’s see if this device can actually turn fortunes of Nokia
Price of Nokia Lumia 920 in India: Rs.38,199
Price of Nokia Lumia 820 in India: Rs.27,559
Flipkart and some offline retailer are selling both the devices at a lower price. Do check them before you decide to buy one.