Bech De on OLX – It is worth a try

olx-logoFew years back me and my brother used to crib about online shopping scenario in India and most about classifieds. Here in India, we were pretty much dependent on traditional media for classified ads even in metro cities, forget about tier 2, tier 3 cities.  And then came OLX and it became all easy. OLX India is what craigslist is for US. You can depend on it for almost everything.

From mobile phones to laptops, clothes to even a house, you can buy, sell and rent almost anything and everything here. And in my experience this is the best way to sell your old stuff, or to buy anything.

olx screen

After finishing my graduation I was moving to a new city  for job. If you are from India then you must be knowing how difficult it is to transfer your bike from one state to another, so I decided to sell my old bike. I went to a local dealer hoping to get a good deal. He quoted only 16k for my 4 year old Bajaj discover bike. Definitely that was too less, I went to few more dealers and got pretty much same quote from everywhere.

OLX was new during that period and I didn’t have any prior experience dealing online. So I was bit hesitant to use it. But just to give it a try I posted a free ad on OLX, and to my surprise I got 8-10 enquiries within 3 days and now I was in a position to quote the price I wanted for my bike. Finally I sold it for 26k to another guy whom I met through OLX.

And then when I moved to Hyderabad from Mumbai, I simply went to OLX and bought another bike in a week. I managed to save almost 4k by buying from OLX and got 6k more when I sold my bike.

Best part is, it is totally free unlike the newspaper classifieds, you can reach to almost everyone who is using internet and who is interested in buying what you are selling. You get targeted audience for your product, no brokerage or a middle man, so you can save or get more when buying or selling on OLX.

Just saw these funny OLX commercials on TV so thought of sharing it with you guys. Do watch them. And if you like these, then you can find more videos in their YouTube channel.

Overall, I had a good experience while dealing on OLX. I would definitely recommend you to try it once. No matter where you are in the world, OLX must be there in your country. OLX is available in more than 95 countries and in 45 languages. So do visit OLX.

If you have used OLX then do share your experience with us 🙂 !!!

Karbonn Titanium S5 or Micromax Canvas HD?

Karbonn Titanium S5

Karbonn has recently launched two mid-range quad-core phones, Karbonn Titanium S1 and Karbonn Titanium S5. S1 comes with a 4.5″ IPS screen, 1 GB RAM, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Dual sim support, 4 GB internal memory, decent 5 mp camera and 1600 mAh battey. Whereas its big brother S5 boasts of a 5″ IPS screen, 8 mp primary camera and a 2000 mAh battery capacity.

Karbonn Titanium S5
Karbonn Titanium S5

S1 will be a better alternative to Micromax A110 (see the comparison) where S5 will be directly competing with the likes of Canvas HD and XOLO Q800. On paper the only difference between Canvas HD and S5 is the screen resolution. Karbonn S5  has got the resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (~220 ppi) whereas Canvas HD has 720 x 1280 pixels(~294 ppi) screen resolution. But the difference in market price being around 3000 INR one can easily ignore this.

Another difference is its processor. Micromax HD runs on a 1.2 GHz quad-core mediatek processor which is said to be the fastest amongst low cost quad core processors, S5 titanium has the trust of popular Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. You can expect S5 to run all the apps and games available on store without any issue. So in terms of performance one will not notice much difference between these two. According to the hands-on reviews on net, S5 outperforms all other mid-range phones in terms of multimedia and high-end gaming.

Key Features of Karbonn S5 Titanium

  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 4 GB ROM
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • 5-inch qHD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor
  • Dual-Sim standby.

Previously, customers used to be worried about the after-sales service and quality of devices manufactured by Indian companies. But after seeing the success of Micromax Canvas HD  one can say that things have changed a lot and now people are not afraid of buying an Indian device.

So if you are not one of the lucky one’s who were able to grab the Micromax Canvas HD, you can definitely consider this one. Currently it is sold at 11,990 compared to 14990 of Micromax Canvas HD (15999 at Flipkart). Which means it will be lighter on your pocket as well. If interested you can buy one from here.

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Chrome 26 for Android available for download

Google Chrome for Android

chorme 26 for Android

Chrome for Android is steadily moving ahead of others. After providing an update for desktop version last week, an update for Android version has also hit the store.

With each update, the difference between its desktop version and mobile version is reducing. Chrome 26 comes with auto-fill sync and password sync features. Which means now you can synchronize passwords and form auto-fills with your desktop and other mobiles running Chrome. You can use the setting windows to enable these features.

(If you are on an ARM V6 device then this won’t work, you can try Mozilla Firefox for ARM V6)

And obviously this update comes with some bug fixes and stability improvements as well. Here is what they have listed on Play store.

Google Chrome 26 for Android

Updates in this version of Chrome for Android include:
• Password and autofill sync: Access saved desktop passwords and autofill entries from your Android device
• Fix for blank page loads in some scenarios
• Several stability improvements

 

You can update it directly on your phone or follow this link if you are a first time user.