Samsung is, no doubt, the best and the top-selling mobile phone company now. With every new launch it succeeds in meeting our expectations from it and more. The recent launch of Samsung Galaxy S4 has stunned the mobile phone fraternity. Filled with a plethora of exciting new features, this phone is on the way to become one of the greatest phones of at least the next few years.
Smart Scroll/ Smart Pause
Samsung has pulled out all stops with S4. The new interface is more gesture based than touch based and it shows heavily. Simply staring at the screen and tilting the phone causes the web page to scroll down or up automatically and in the case of videos, moving pour eyes away from the screen results in the video being played to be paused.
With the help of its infrared port, the S4 now can be used as a remote control for the television. WatchOn Video is a Peel-powered app which enables us to view content from the Samsung media hub and see the TV schedule.
Group Play and Gaming
Gaming with friends is always better than gaming alone. The same can be said about listening to songs or watching videos. Sometimes the speakers of one phone are not enough to get the true feel of a song. To help us get rid of all the above mentioned sad times, Samsung S4 comes to the most effective and the easiest way to play games, share media files, play songs simultaneously on different phones. The method happens to be-swiping. Simply swiping the file or game allows it to be shared with everyone in the room or to select few.
It has happened to everyone who has ever owned a camera of any kind. A great photo can be ruined; thanks to someone or something wafting into the picture at the most inopportune moment possible. With previous cameras, this photo would have been completely ruined as Photoshop cannot always salvage a ruined photo. The only other course was to try and recapture the moment again, which is not always possible. Such mishaps are now a history, with the Eraser Shot feature present in Samsung S4. Turning on this mode allows you to remove any unwanted things from your perfect photo.
It’s always better to have two rather than one and it seems to be the idea behind the dual camera feature of Galaxy S4. With this feature we can capture photos and videos at the same time. The primary camera of 13 MP captures the video and the front camera of 2 MP takes your pictures. It has an added advantage of relocating and re-sizing the boxes that seize the pictures from two cameras. To add to this feature S4 also has various templates that enhance our pictures to make it more creative, attractive and beautiful.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best smartphone in the market now and there is no doubt of this fact. It is a very user friendly gadget and with it Samsung has raised the bar high.
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.
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
1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor
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.
The definition of a super phone keeps on changing everyday , every other day we see a new phone with amusing specs and features. There is already a competition going on among LG Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Experia Z and many more to be the fastest Android phone in the market. But recently an Indian company launched a new Android device which is said to be the fastest of them all. The Lava XOLO X1000.
XOLO X1000 specs
Lava XOLO X1000 comes with a powerful 2GHz Intel atom processor. It is a single core processor with hyper-threading support, which virtually makes it a dual core processor. Intel is well-known for its desktop and laptop processors but they are yet to make a mark in mobile arena.
Apart from the processor, XOLO x1000 boasts of a 4.7″ TFT touch screen with 720 x 1280 resolution (312 ppi), 400MHz graphics processor, an 8 mega pixel primary camera with 1.3 mega pixel secondary. It comes with 8GB of internal storage capacity and expandable memory up to 32GB.
In the era where every other phone is coming with minimum 2000mAh battery a 1900mAh battery is relatively less for a powerful phone with 2GHz processor and 400MHz graphic engine. But if you go by the words in the market, its battery can last for 13-14 days on standby or 5-6 hours of 3G browsing or 9-10 hours of 2G talk-time. Which is quite impressive for an Android phone.
XOLO X900 had failed to grab the market due to some technical glitches and poor battery performance, we hope that they have got it right this time with X1000.
If you are willing to buy a new phone with that famous “intel inside” logo, you can get one from here. Currently it is available at 19999 INR ($370). It would be available in retail market from next week.