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ONE PLUS TWO


One Plus two

One Plus two

SPECIFICATIONS

Body Dimensions 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm (5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Fingerprint sensor
Display Type LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~73.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Oxygen UI
Platform OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
CPU Quad-core 1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU Adreno 430
Memory Card slot No
Internal 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, check quality
Secondary 5 MP, 1080p@30fps
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, Type-C reversible connector
Features Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time
 
 
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The Nexus 5 Specs


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       Specifications

  • Type –

  • Brand –

  • Chipset -Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800

  • CPU -Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400

  • GPU -Adreno 330

  • RAM -2 Gb RAM

  • Internal Storage – 16 GB / 32 GB

  • External Storage – N/A

  • Display -4.95 inch, True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen

  • Display Resolution -1080 x 1920 pixels, 445 ppi pixel density

  • Primary Camera  -8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, Video : 1080p@30fps

  • Secondary Camera  -1.3 MP

  • Battery  -Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh

  • Dimensions – 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm

  • Weight  -130g

  • Special Features  -Android 4.4 Kit Kat

  • Box Contents  -Nexus 5, Sim Removal Tool, Headset, USB Cable, Wall Charger and Documentation

  • Price in INR- Click Here

Galaxy Gear smartwatch-dual-core Exynos 4212 CPU, 1GB of RAM and camera!


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The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will reportedly be unveiled alongside the new Galaxy Note 3 at Samsung’s pre-IFA 2013 September 4 media event, but there’s already unconfirmed online chatter regarding its specs.

Sam Mobile says that it has received an anonymous tip about the device’s hardware, which it can’t confirm with its insiders – usually the details published by the website come from one of its trusted “informants.” Even in those cases, we advise you to take everything with a chunk of salt, so we’re going to double down on that considering that even Sam Mobile labels it as a rumor.

According to the tipster, the Galaxy Gear will pack a 1.67-inch AMOLED display with 320 x 320 resolution, 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos 4212 dual-core CPU, ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and NFC support.

Further fueling Gear rumors earlier today, a Bloomberg report revealed that the smartwatch will indeed be introduced on September 4, in Berlin, Germany, but said that it won’t have a flexible display.

What’s currently known about Samsung’s smartwatch-related projects is that at least one patent describing a smartwatch has been filed by Samsung, and that there is a Galaxy Gear trademark for such a product. A model number for the handset is also available, but unconfirmed – SM-V700.

We’ll be back with more details about the Galaxy Gear once we have them. Meanwhile, let us know what you’d like to see in such a Samsung product.

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Sony’s Detachable Smartphone Lens


Its just a camera….. No,Its a phone….

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Sony is set to launch its detachable camera lenses. The lens will function independently without anything to support it. Unlike Nokia who is planning to launch 41-megapixel phones, Sony’s lenses are big, self-supporting and have features which include built-in sensor, power source and Wi-Fi connectivity. You can strap it on to a smartphone and so long as you are within the Wi-Fi range, your phone can act as a live viewfinder and take photos.

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Rumours have it that this first lens will have the same sensor and lens as the RX100M2 point-and-shoot camera. RX100M2 is Sony’s recent release and is equipped with a 1-inch back-illuminated 21-megapixel Exmor R sensor, and a f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6x optical zoom.

The camera has received good reviews for its performance. Once the photos have been clicked they will be transferred to the smartphone or tablet using a Wi-Fi and NFC link.

Apart from this, Sony is slated to be working on another version of the lens. This will be smaller and will have more zooming power. It will have a universal mount for smartphones. This lens should be compatible with most phablets. However, as of yet there is no price or release date.

Courtesy:http://efytimes.com

Confused over the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad mini?


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The Nexus 7 (2013) was just recently announced, and it already blows away some of the competition in the 7-inch market. Just how well does it stack up against what is still a fierce competitor, the iPad Mini, though? Find out as these two giants go head to head.

The Google Nexus 7 is now thinner,lighter and faster. The big change has made its upmark with new new Nexus over the older versions.

Apple opted to follow suit by bringing to market a smaller and more inexpensive version of its beloved tablet – the aptly named iPad mini.

Design:  Google Nexus 7:  7/10           Apple iPad mini:  9/10

Well, the Nexus has no surprises over the older versions, and continues with the blush,modest and humble design that made the original likeable in the first place. The Nexus is more easy to handle than the iPad mini, as its not wide as the mini. The premium element in the Apple stock is just great with the metal chases. Comparing the two Google could have gone a step further.

                             

Interface: Google Nexus 7: 8/10              Apple iPad mini: 8.5/10

What will the new Android 4.3 show off with the Nexus 7? No doubt the Android the market is evolving everyday. The only plus point we see is the Android 4.3 restricted profile approach. The iPad mini is currently on the iOS 6.0. Common, stop nagging about android or iOS now.the iOS driven iPad mini is going for a slightly different approach, such as giving users a simplified and uncomplicated experience, but as a whole, it’s showing its age.

The primary and the secondary functions remain the same for both the platforms. Comparatively the iOS keypad is more spacious and layout is just neat. All told, they’re both wonderful to use, but we’d be more inclined to use the iPad mini when it comes to their landscape options.

Display: Google Nexus 7: 10/10         Apple iPad mini: 8/10

There’s a clear victor in this particular department, seeing that the Nexus 7 stands out immensely for its super sharp 7-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS-LCD panel – delivering a crazy pixel density of 323 ppi. By now, the iPad mini’s larger 7.9-inch 1024 x 768 IPS-LCD display looks remarkably dated, seeing that it lacks the clarity and meticulous detail of its rival. Seeing that the two share the same display technologies, they both benefit from the panels’ neutral color reproduction, good viewing angles, and strong brightness output – though, it looks as though the Nexus 7’s display is a smidgen brighter. Once the dust settles, there’s no arguing that the Nexus 7 is the clear champ!

 

Processor: Google Nexus 7: 8/10              Apple iPad mini: 8/10

The Nexus 7 sports a 1.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 320 GPU. The Apple iPad has its old dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 processor with 512MB of RAM and the PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU in the iPad mini is still equipped enough to match the Nexus 7’s performance. But both the Giant makers fail to make some space for the expandable storage facility. Performance is top notch with both the devices.

 

Internet and Connectivity: Google Nexus: 8/10        Apple iPad mini: 8/10

Not surprisingly, the web browsing experience is fantastic with these two tablets! In fact, they have everything we come to expect with quality devices – such as speedy page loads, instant rendering on the fly, and fluid navigation control. It’s rather difficult to take notice at first, but there’s a bit more finesse with the Nexus 7’s pinch zooming and kinetic scrolling.

Camera: Google Nexus 7: 6/10      Apple iPad mini: 6/10

We don’t think more when it comes to camera’s on a tablet. Taking shots on both the tablets they seem clean and uncluttered.

The Nexus 7 has more of pro’s when it comes to Panaromic mode and exposure controls. A little grainy pictures are pleasantly excepted by both the tabs. The video recording capability on both the devices look almost similar.

 

Battery: Google Nexus 7: 9/10     Apple iPad mini: 6.5/10

The Nexus 7 that musters up the better battery life between the two. Specifically, a full charge permits us with 2.5 days of normal usage, which is more than the 1.5 days of usage we’re able to inch out of the iPad mini.

Cost:

The Nexus 7 is available for a price tag of Rs.17,000 to 19,000 INR.

The Apple iPad mini pricing-

Wi-Fi  16GB Rs. 21,900

           32GB Rs. 27,900           64GB Rs. 33,900

Wi-Fi + Cellular  16GB Rs. 29,900

                              32GB Rs. 35,900

                              64GB Rs. 41,900

 

Nokia 1020 review!


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Nothing else comes close, Indeed!!

A quick review of the big flagship by nokia this year.

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 is a smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

No, wait. It’s a 41-megapixel camera jam-packed with everything you might ever need from the best DSLR point-and-shoot devices.

Wait, wait, wait. It’s a smartphone because it can use apps, make phones calls and send text messages. Hold on, it’s a digital camera that you can use with a “loss less” zoom, motion enhanced pictures, the ability to change apertures and exposure times and an array advanced photo techniques. 

It’s a smartphone. It’s a camera. A smartphone. A camera.

Let’s just call it a smameraphone.

The company was the first to launch a massive 41MP image sensor, do optical stabilization in a phone and use high-dynamic range mics and the Lumia 1020 has it all under one roof.Currently the best camera phone offered by any manufacturer. The Nokia Lumia 1020  it has the big sensor (even if, at 1/1.5″, it’s slightly smaller than the one inside the 808 PureView) the OIS and a proper flash, all garnished with a modern-looking smartphone OS.

Here’s the features:

 

 

When Nokia released its flagship Lumia 920 last year, the result was less than compelling. It was big and bulky and didn’t have a defining feature that made you say, “Wow, I must have this phone!”

Size and weight were the real dealbreakers for the Lumia 920. One person said to me at one point, “I feel like I could beat somebody up with this thing.” At 185 grams (6.5 ounces), it was heavier than just about every other top-end smartphone on the market, and thick (10.7 millimeters) to boot. The main culprit was the wireless charging feature enclosed in the 920’s (otherwise high quality) polycarbonate unibody shell.

Thankfully, Nokia has done away with the wireless charging inside the Lumia 1020 (a wireless charging case is available as an optional accessory). That makes the device thinner and lighter while sporting nearly the same dimensions (4.5-inch screen, 130 mm height and about 71 mm wide). The Lumia 1020 weighs in nearly an ounce lighter, at 158 grams (about 5.5 ounces); it would weigh considerably less if it didn’t also feature a significant bump on its back that is its 41-megapixel PureView camera.

(See also: Nokia Is Doing The Impossible: Making Windows Phone Cool)

About that bump. The camera on the Lumia 1020 protrudes significantly from back of the device. When laying flat, the bump props up the phone, like a kickstand or an off-center see-saw. The bump does not quite make the phone awkward, but it’s distinctly noticeable. It’s palatable because you know what that bump is: the best camera ever to be put into a flagship smartphone.

The Camera

2013 is the year of the smartphone camera. BlackBerry got the ball rolling in late January with new features in its BlackBerry 10 smartphones that allowed users to edit faces and movement within still pictures. HTC followed up a few weeks later with its “ultrapixel” smartphone, the HTC One (which also boasted motion features and unique sharing features). Samsung, as is its wont, went way overboard in March with the camera in its Galaxy S4, which sported different modes for capturing motion, panorama and other features with a 13-megapixel camera.

Nokia takes all of that and steps it up a notch with the Lumia 1020.

What Nokia has done was to essentially take the camera from its PureView 808 smartphone (which ran its dying Symbian OS), soup it up and shoehorn it into a Lumia-quality smartphone running Windows Phone 8. For all its faults, Windows Phone 8 is more robust than Symbian and allows Nokia to do more with the camera capabilities in the Lumia 1020.

The Lumia 1020 sports two camera modes: Nokia Pro Cam and Nokia Smart Cam.

Let’s break down the features.

Nokia Pro Cam:

  • The Pro Cam gives you the features of a good dedicated digital camera (i.e., one that isn’t also a smartphone). You can set features such as aperture, exposure time and white balance, and either focus manually or let the app do so automatically.
  • It sports a Xenon flash, optical image stabilization, Carl Zeiss optics (which is really just a fancy brand name at this point) and six-lens optics (Nokia has actually built six lenses into the camera that float with the optical image stabilizer).
  • The PhotoBeamer function allows you to share photos to any screen—theoretically, anything from another smartphone or tablet to laptops, PCs and televisions—from the Lumia. It will scan a code and briefly store your photos on Nokia’s servers so you can share an album with a friend.
  • Cinemagraph is a feature that allows for movie and still photography mixtures similar to the features that Samsung instituted with the camera capabilities in the Galaxy S4.
  • The camera’s “oversampling” feature allows great shots in low light conditions and creates color-rich, high-definition photos. It is very similar to what HTC does with the “ultrapixel” camera in the HTC One. Basically, the oversampling will create a 5 megapixel image that is rich on detail but still able to be printed or shared easily without losing the high definition from camera that produces 38 megapixel or 34 megapixel pictures depending on the setting of the camera. If you really want to learn exactly what is going on with the Lumia 1020 camera and “oversampling,” check out Nokia’s whitepaper on the subject here [PDF]. The same feature also works with the camera’s video mode, allowing for some good HD video recording on the Lumia 1020.

Nokia Smart Cam:

The Smart Cam is Nokia’s equivalent to the features that Samsung, BlackBerry and HTC have brought to market earlier this year. It allows for “Best Shot” in-photo editing, combining multiple shots into one picture, “strobe” effect that emphasize movement and the ability to remove movement from still photos or choose a “best face” from a series of photos.

Nokia also has some augmented reality capabilities within the camera app through Microsoft’s Bing “Vision” feature and its HERE Maps product. These features are interesting to play with, but not a primary selling point for the device.

Is The Camera Really That Good?

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was positively giddy on stage in New York City during the announcement of the Lumia 1020 earlier this month. Like a kid playing with a new toy. It’s always hard to credit hype from a CEO trying to get the most buzz from a product that is about to launch. Will the features really work like they’re supposed to? Like the commercials say they will?

In the case of some of the gesture and movement related features that Samsung touts with the Galaxy S4, the answer is no. But the camera on the Lumia 1020 is the real deal.

I take a lot of smartphone pictures, usually for events or on vacation or of other smartphones for various articles. Often, the camera is lacking and I have to find that perfect balance of angle and lighting and the ability to hold really, really still to get the right picture. If I’m any real distance from an object or it’s too dark, I’ll usually get something of middling quality (which is actually a great improvement over smartphone cameras from even a year ago).

The Lumia 1020’s camera eliminates most of those problems. The digital zoom works much better than most other smartphone’s digital varieties. Low light conditions are impressive and photos are rarely blurry.

Updated to clarify the difference between optical and digital zoom in the Lumia 1020. 

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Low light: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Lumia 1020

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Outside (cloudy)

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There’s A Phone In Here Somewhere

Yes, this camera has a smartphone in it. Excepting the camera, its hardware specs are good, but not great. The Lumia 1020 has a 4.5-inch display with a 1280×768 resolution (334 pixels per inch, similar to the iPhone 5 but well behind the HTC One and Galaxy S4). Its battery is 2000 mAh, which also lags the HTC One and S4. The Lumia 1020 has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and comes with 7 GB of free cloud storage through Microsoft SkyDrive.

The screen sports all the good features that the Lumia 920 offered, including a highly sensitive touch screen (that supposedly works even if you’re wearing mittens), a display you can read even in direct sunlight and sculpted glass.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor also lags the quad-core processors of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 and other top smartphones of 2013, at least from a pure hardware perspective.

Nokia may have been able to significantly upgrade the camera, but it appears that a lot of the hardware in the device lags that offered by top Android manufacturers.

Then there’s Windows Phone 8. Some people like it, some people hate it. Nokia is trying its best to emulate the approach Samsung takes to Android and build its own features into Microsoft’s mobile operating system. With the Lumia 1020, Nokia released a software developer kit (SDK) of its camera capabilities so that apps could take advantage of the superior photography features in the smartphone.

As yet, only a handful of partner apps are using the SDK, like Path and Hippstamatic. What it comes down to is that Nokia needs to be on the forefront of developer adoption for Windows Phone apps or the platform will forever lag behind the behemoths Android and iOS. The camera SDK is a good start, but it won’t solve the problem of developers declining—or, in the case of Instagram, outright refusing—to build apps for Windows Phone.

The Value? Depends On Your Priorities

Nokia’s distribution strategy is a little perplexing with the Lumia 1020. It’s releasing the phone exclusively to AT&T at $299 for a two-year contract. Elop can keep insisting that AT&T has been a “great partner” to Nokia, but U.S. sales don’t really bear that out. For what it is, the Lumia 1020 is both a little pricey and locked to one carrier. It’s not a great combination.

Whether or not you feel like embracing the Lumia 1020 may depend on how much you value the camera. Is it enough to trap yourself into using Windows Phone 8 on AT&T for the next two years? The camera is good and will stand the test of time over that period, but if smartphone photography is only of tangential interest to you, then it’s probably not worth it.

The lack of some apps on Windows Phone 8 will also be a hindrance in the short term, at least. Nokia, of course, will keep trying to improve its developer relations while Microsoft continues to work on persuading top developers to port their apps to Windows Phone.

The bottom line is that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is a superlative camera and a middling smartphone, punctuated by a big question mark hovering over the future of Windows Phone and its app ecosystem.

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