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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Best Smartphones With Quad Core Processor Under 25, 000

Smartphones with quad-core processors are a new norm which can be seen in many mid to high-end devices. However there are some of the mid-range Smartphones that offer fairly superior performances and features that sometimes matches with flagship devices. Read on to know 6 of them as compiled by Gizbot.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2: The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is an influential addition to the Galaxy series and is one of the best devices with dual SIM capabilities. With its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and an Adreno 305 GPU, supported by 1GB of RAM, the device enables the users to enjoy high-end games and apps. It comes with 5.25-inch TFT High Definition display with 1280x720 pixel resolution.Grand 2 is released with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and it includes 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.9 MP front facing camera. Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Autofocus, and Face Detection are some of the camera features supported by the device. It comes with 8GB internal memory that is further expandable up to 64 GB by means of MicroSD card. Grand 2 supports connectivity features such as 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, and GLONASS with Google Maps. The battery featured on this device is 2600 mAh Li-Ion, which can last up to 17 hours. The Smartphone comes with the price tag of 20, 999 and is a perfect choice for the users who seek powerful device with dual SIM capabilities.

Motorola Moto X: Moto X is a new flag ship phone from Motorola Mobility. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU and a Quad-Core Adreno 320 GPU. With the support of 2GB RAM, Moto X offers a fast performance and an excellent gaming experience. The device runs on the most advanced operating system KitKat 4.4.2 and it boasts a 4.7 inch AMOLED display with 720x1280 pixels resolution. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass and it also possesses a water-repellent coating. The device comes with either 16GB or 32GB of non-expandable memory versions, however an additional   50 GB of storage on Google Drive is made available to the users.

The rear camera with 10 MP can capture full HD videos. It includes features such as Panorama, Auto HDR technology and burst options. The camera can be launched with Quick Capture by twisting your wrist two times, thus it saves time and capture fleeting shots within a moment. Moto X comes with voice control support that responds to verbal commands preceded by ‘OK Google Now’. It offers a virtual voice assistant to carry out actions without touching the device. The handset can be trained to recognize the user’s voice with Crystal Talk, which ensures that it can detect the voice even in the midst of noisy surroundings. The device supports Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, GPRS, and EDGE as connectivity features. A 2200 mAh battery of this device offers a 24 hours of uninterrupted talk time. Motorola Moto X is available with the price tag of 23, 999.

HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM: This is a stylish and elegant dual SIM device from HTC in the Desire series. The phone offers a 5 inch qHD display with capacitive touchscreen of 540x940 pixels resolution. It operates on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS accompanied by HTC Sense UI and is powered by 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200 processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM. The device is loaded with 8MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash and a 2.1 MP front camera with BSI sensor. Geo-tagging, image recording, simultaneous HD video and touch to focus are the camera features supported by the device. It comes with 8GB internal storage which can be extended up to 64GB by means of a MicroSD card. On the connectivity perspective, it includes features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB port. The device is packed with a 2100mAh Li-ion battery for 11 hours of talk time and 582 hours of standby time. HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM is made available for 21, 699.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual: Xperia T2 Ultra Dual SIM Smartphone is a new device from Sony. The Japanese tech major labels it as a next evolution big-screen Smartphone owing to its 6-inch HD Triluminos screen with Mobile Bravia Engine 2, which offers a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The handset runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. Powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) processor, coupled with1GB of RAM. The device comes with 8GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB using a MicroSD card. The phablet is mounted with 13 MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and a 1.1 MP front camera with an Exmor R sensor. The device features a 3000mAh battery with battery STAMINA Mode. Xperia T2 Ultra offers best of Sony’s imaging and display technologies along with innovative design, in order to develop an astonishing Android device at mid-range price. Xperia T2 Ultra Dual SIM comes with the price range of 23,899.

Lenovo Vibe X: Lenovo launched the Smartphone Vibe X with the best of specifications to offer unequaled performances. The 5-inch (1920 x 1080) Display with 20 / 20 vision of this device has been protected with Gorilla Glass 3. The device is based on Android’s Jelly Bean operating system, and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor for enabling multitasking with ease. The handset holds a 2 GB of Ram that enhances the device’s speed while you perform multiple tasks or play heavy games. Built with 13 MP BSI sensor rear camera, it offers high quality dim light pictures. The 5 MP front camera with an 84 degrees wide angle lens enables video calls and self portraits. Its 16 GB of storage space enables you to hold all your favorite songs and games. The GSM device supports connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and USB port. The 2000 mAh Li-polymer battery promises a longer life of battery. Lenovo Vibe X is made available with the price tag of 21, 399.

Gionee Elife E6: Chinese phone maker Gionee has introduced its new flagship Smartphone Elife E6 with premium features. The handset features a 5-inch full-HD IPS display with One Glass Solution (OGS) technology and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Elife E6 boasts a polycarbonate unibody design that offers a premium look. Based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the device runs a custom 'Amigo' UI. Powered by a 1.5GHz unmentioned Quad-core chip, it includes 2GB of RAM and a massive 32GB of internal storage. This handset comes pre-bundled with numerous apps, but most of them are popular apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Kingsoft Office. Another pre-bundled app of this device is the default web browser, UC Browser. The 13 MP rear camera comes with Sony Exmor R sensor and auto-focus that can take great outdoor images. It can also shoot HD videos with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) to counter the smudges caused by the handshakes during the video shoot. The 5 MP front camera works well with video calls and self portraits. The 2,000mAh battery of this device offers a full day of talk time. Elife E6 is available for 21,200.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Top Five Apps That Rival Google's Camera

Google, the search engine has revamped its Google Camera with advanced features that works in a faster pace than earlier. People love it for its minimalistic UI,  shutter bar which replaced shutter button, and in addition to Panorama mode and Photosphere the app offers a new feature called Lens Focus, which lets you selectively choose which spot of the picture has to be in focus.

PicsArt: PicsArt is a photo-editing app that even acts as social media to share your images like VSCO app or Instagram. The editing options of this app are Camera, comprises Effect, Draw, photo and shop. Using the app, users can take pictures from their phone gallery as well as from social Medias such as Facebook, Picasa, Google+, Flickr, Drive and more. The filter mode in the Effects menu enables the users to add different types of blurring effects, modifications such as red-eye correction, and fixing blemishes on images. There is also a Draw feature that enables the users to add text to the image or doodle on the image itself. The app provides lots of options for editing your photographs artistically.


VSCO: VSCO facilitate the users to shoot pictures and then apply different editing option to it. Users can either select from filters and stock options or can download them from app store, which comes with new filters very often and many of them are free for downloading. Moreover, user can generate their own filter preset and put up for sale on the app store.  The app offers lots of photo filters and includes more upgraded editing and tweaking options as well. Its preset packs enable the users to easily process the images into a specific look with few taps, without having to fidget with settings before or after you take each photo. Users can upload their images to VSCO Grid, where they can make the pictures public, license or copyright them, list them as Creative Commons, or join in the group of other photographers.

Pixlr Express: The photo-editing app from Autodesk offers lots of editing options and its user friendly interface enables not only to take image from the gallery but also to click new images or make a collage of existing images. Users can alter the brightness, sharpness and contrast and also can carry out the function such as focus blurring, healing, and more. The effects menu includes a Text option that permits the users to add text on their photographs.

Camera FV-5: The camera app includes features such as color effects, frames, filters, and borders, but it includes more granular control to the equation. Users can manage certain picture elements and camera controls such as aperture, stops, exposure time, white balance, light metering, and so on. User can combine any of these settings or controls to the volume keys. This app even offer support for time-lapses and long exposures. The view finder in this app boasts a RGB histogram. The manufacturer has tried as much as possible to make this app a professional viewfinder.

Snapseed: Snapseed is a free photo filter app that can do more than just apply effects and filters to the photographs before you share them. Its auto correct feature really enhances your picture, corrects common errors, and makes them look sharp and clear. Snapseed enables the users to have a control over whatever the changes they make on picture. Selective Adjust enables the users to tweak certain portion of the image, while Tune Image enables to tweak the overall ambiance of the photograph. This app also allows some editing such as crops and resizes, rotations, and so on. Users can even apply photo filters, alter the landscape images to tilt-shift masterpieces, and modify the focus once the image is taken and so on.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Pump Up The Music With These Android Apps

Android Smartphones can cater to music obsessions of its users with variety of apps available on the Google Play, ever eager to pump the beats for you. While some app comes with unique, easy to use interfaces, others are packed with high-end features.  Below listed are some of the best android music players, as compiled by

doubleTwist Music Player: It is a free music player that enables the users to enjoy music, videos and podcasts on their Android devices. doubleTwist comes with iTunes sync app and podcast manager and also boasts more than 90 thousand five start rating for the app on Google Play. It stands out the crowd owing to its sleek design and user friendly interfaces. Its magic radio feature offers a personalized mix of songs based on your existing library, moreover using this app, the user can directly sync iTunes or Windows Media Player playlists from your desktop to phone using USB. The app provides Airplay and MagicPlay from Android to your speakers. AirSync enables the users to stream tunes to various devices such as XBOX, Apple TV, PS3, Sonos audio system and more.

Amazon Soon To Unveil A 3D Smartphone

Amazon has announced its first 3D Smartphone which will be launched sometime in June this year. The phone is not expected to hit the stores till September and the price remains unknown too reports Wall street journal.

The 3D phone from Amazon renders images on the Smartphone without a user wearing any special glasses for it. The phone has four front facing cameras to track the user’s retinas, adjusting the image to look like a holographic projection on the screen no matter from which angle the user views it. The technology in the phone also monitors the movement of the user if it is far or near to the screen.

Apparently, Amazon has been inviting app and game developers to demonstrate the device’s capabilities under tight security. People used the device have said that it would be ideal for gaming. The OS on which the device runs is yet to be disclosed. The current Amazon devices the Kindle fire tablets and the Fire TV set top box, runs on a Android platform which is customized by Amazon similar to what Nokia did for its Android phones.

It is anticipated that, Amazon is in talks with two display manufacturers which includes the Japan Display, who supply screens for the Apple. The handset would go into mass production later this month and is already having an initial order of 6 lakh units.

Lenovo Launches New Smartphone 'S660' For 13,999

Chinese handset maker Lenovo launched a new Android smartphone, S660, priced at 13, 999. The company had announced the handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February and India is the first market where the Smartphone will be sold.

This latest quad-core dual-SIM smartphone has a 4.7-inch display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution. It is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor along with 1GB RAM. The S660 will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean flavor as its operating system. The phone is loaded with interesting features like Mali 400 GPU, DOit Apps (SHAREit and SYNCit). The SIM slots in S660 are uniquely build as both support 3G.

Thanks to the microSD card slot in the phone, the manufacturer has provided 8GB of built-in storage space that can be further upgraded to 32GB. Additionally, the dual 3G SIM capable handset has 8MP rear camera and supports up to 32GB data via a microSD card.

Recently Released Smartphones in the World

Motorola Moto G CDMA
Motorola has recently launched its CDMA version of Moto G through telecom operator Reliance Communication. The device is a replica of Moto G with similar features and specifications, except that it supports CDMA network. It features a 4.5 inch HD screen with 720x1280 pixel resolutions and also boasts a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display. Powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with an Andreno 305 GPU, it offers 1 GB of RAM. It includes 8 GB of internal storage and 16 GB version also available for the users. As far as the optics are concerned, this device boasts a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.3 MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The rear camera offers HD (720p) video recording as well. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and its nano coating makes this device a water resistant. This has been fueled with a 2070mAh battery, which offers 8 hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time. On the connectivity front, it includes mobile hotspot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB. This budget Smartphone is available with the price tag of 13, 490.

Samsung Galaxy S5, Packs A Storm In Plastic

The device was initially unveiled on February 24, 2014 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it was recently released on 11 April 2014. Galaxy S5 is an improved version of its siblings, keeping a particular emphasis on refined user experience, enhanced build quality, dust and water resistance, updated camera and security measures like fingerprint scanner.


Samsung Galaxy S5 is made up of plastic excluding the spotted leatherette back. The device has adopted the plastic construction and body from its siblings Galaxy S4 and S3, and the rear side has changed from shiny plastic to a vinyl –like back cover. S5 weighs in at 145g, making it heavier, thicker and larger than Galaxy S4. The edge of this handset has the similar silver accents that we can see in its previous generations. The device has very wide viewing angles, and is sharp and vibrant and very close in quality to that of high-end LCD display of HTC One M8 and iPhone S5. As with its predecessor, Galaxy S5 includes physical buttons to complement the touch screen.

Motorola Moto X Review

With Moto G turning out to be a big hit in India, Motorola is raging in the Indian market with the new Moto X. This has indeed shaken up Motorola with its two key segments of smartphonesby launching smartphones back to back in the country. At a price tag of Rs 23,999, the Moto X is proving to be an unbeatable phone; notable for innovations in manufacturing, reports Ravi Sharma of TNN.

The Motorola Moto X is a compact phone with a 4.7-inch screen AMOLED displayand high resolution. This device is enriched with a screen resolution of 720p, lesser than the Full HD resolution (1080p) of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Nexus 5. The company revealed that the display takes around 70 percent of the space on the front panel of this phone. The HD display of Moto X is superb, offering pixel density of 312ppi that makes text, videos and images appear sharp and distinct.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Get The Power With Powerful Octa Core Smartphones

Octa-core phones are the latest buzz that encircles the Smartphone market. Understanding the user’s interest, the chip makers have introduced these competitive chipsets that can offer true Octa-Core experience. Indian based vendors such as Micromax and Intex have also launched Octa-core Smartphones with affordable price tags. Check out the below listed Octa–Core Smartphones, as compiled by

Micromax Canvas Knight A350

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 is the new flagship Smartphone from the Indian maker, Micromax. The gadget boasts of a 5-inch display with Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone runs on Android v4.2Jelly Bean Operating System. This device is equipped with 16MP rear camera, which can shoot videos in at full HD resolution. An 8MP front facing camera of Canvas Knight A350 works for selfies and video calls. Powered by an Octa-core MediaTek processor the gadget runs at a clock speed of 2GHz. It has also been coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of inbuilt memory. Knight A350 has been fueled with 2350 mAh battery that can offer uninterrupted talk time of 7 hours. On the connectivity front; it includes 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, Bluetooth, Audio Jack, and USB Connectivity. The Smartphone comes with a price tag of 19,999

XOLO Launched Q1010i With 8MP Exmor R Camera For 13,499

XOLO has come up with a new Android Smartphone, Q1010i with Sony Exmor R camera for an excellent photography experience. The company has acknowledged its launch by listing the phone on its website. This device is the successor of Q1010 Smartphone that was launched last year. The company aims to come up with a compelling camera experience with an affordable price tag, as reported by TOI.

XOLO’s new Q1010i comes with 5-inch HD IPS display with 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution. A 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, coupled with a Mali 400MP2 GPU and 1GB of RAM, powers this dual SIM Smartphone. The device is equipped with an 8MP rear shooter with Sony Exmor R lens accompanied by f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. It also features 1080p quality video recording alongside 2MP front camera of Q1010i works for selfies and video calls.

This device boasts 8GB of inbuilt memory that can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and is also upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat version. On the connectivity front, it includes 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB OTG. XOLO Q1010i packs a 2,250mAh powerful battery that offers 9.7 hours of talk time and 685 hours of standby time on 3G.

This latest XOLO Q1010i Smartphone is available in black and white variant with the price tag of 13,499.

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