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Is This The UX Of The Galaxy S5!?

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samsung-uiWell rumours turned out to be true and Samsung did launch 4 new Galaxy Pro models with top of the line hardware. Not only that, these tablets come with Android Kitkat 4.4 with a new touchwiz UI with a card boasting interface and better multitasking than before.

Things here in the leak that came from @evleaks today look more like a phone UX, probably to be featured on the next flagship and yes the new font is a refreshing change but it undeniably looks more flat and iOS like ever. Is this how the Galaxy S5 could appear? Could be, we are just months far from knowing the reality. There is no way to confirm the authenticity of these shots as of now.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 7th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Top 5 Smartphones Of 2013!

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BestSmartphones2013It’s holiday season again and that time of the year when there are a lot of gifts being wrapped. Let’s take a look back and see what this year meant for the smartphone industry and which one’s made it big. Here is a list of Top 5 Smartphones for 2013!

1. Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5sWhile Apple would not have won a medal in redesigning this much similar-looking iPhone, it surely won all the attention, primarily because of it’s neatly tucked fingerprint scanner – a first on any commercially available mobile phone.

The 64-bit A7 processor is logically a major upgrade over the predecessor, but the bigger change is the M7 co-processor, which picks up data from various sensors even while the phone may be asleep. The iPhone 5s is everything you love, only much better.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-front-back.jpg-640x488The Galaxy Note 3 is the pinnacle of Samsung’s line of large phones. It’s Samsung’s best effort by far. The Note line of devices brought phablets (i.e., large-screened phones) to the masses, and none is more accessible than the Note 3.

Samsung managed to reduce the device’s footprint while increasing the size of the screen to a whopping 5.7 inches. The Note 3 is also thinner, lighter, and classier than ever, thanks to the faux leather back and tasteful chrome accents.

3. Google Nexus 5

LG Nexus 5Google bought a treat and well needed upgrade to it’s Nexus 4 and man does this phone offer the best bang for the buck! Historically the Nexus devices bring flagship level hardware at rock bottom prices but with the Nexus 5 you get even better.

he Nexus 5 packs in a bigger screen this time around – 5-inch Full HD IPS+, with Gorilla Glass 3.And yes, how can we forget Google’s promise of instant OS updates being rolled out for Nexus smartphones and tablets?

4. LG G2

LG G2(1)The LG G2 is by far one of the best effort devices in terms of hardware and innovation throughout. The 5.2-inch display is by far one of the best that’s currently available on any available smartphone at 424 ppi.

The power key sits just below the camera at the back, with the designers assuming that a finger will naturally reach that spot when you hold the phone conventionally.

5. Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020-in-textIf you are extremely concerned about picture quality on your phone and need a camera replacement then here is a great option. Although you need to be a quick adapter to a new and quite-friendly operating system, the Lumia 1020 snaps photos like a boss!

With a 41 MP sensor with OIS, It offers full manual control over every aspect of creating a photograph such as shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, white balance and even offers the ability to manually focus the lens.

Do you have another best that we have missed? Comment below.

 

Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 24th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Would You Buy This Samsung Gamepad!?

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samsung-smartphone-gamepadThis Gamepad was unveiled in March along with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Although it’s coming in really late, it doesn’t mean it’s an outdated design, actually it is because it a complete redesign.

What you get an 8-way D-pad, two analog sticks, four action buttons, two trigger buttons, a Select button, a Start button, and a special Play button that launches Samsung’s catalog of compatible games.

For pairing up with this Gamepad you need Android 4.1 and above with support for  Bluetooth 3 or higher, NFC, and the HID standard. This controller is now only available throughout Europe but should hit other markets soon.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 17th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Galaxy Note 3 Lite Already Ready, Shall Be Showcased At MWC 2014!

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508961_20131212140703_756_0001The Korean media is already abuzz with latest rumours and even some confirmations stating that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite is being Mass manufactured.

Reports also state that Samsung is relying and predicting that the Note 3 Lite would account for 30% of it’s Sales! When it comes to specs, less is know but the Note 3 Lite would apparently have a similar 5.68 Display for optimal S-Pen usability but would feature an LCD Screen and an 8 MP Camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite would see the light of day during Mobile World Congress 2014 is what rumours suggest.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 13th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Samsung Could Just Bring Transparent Displays Soon.

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samsung-transparent-touchNow at least that flexible smartphones and flexible displays are making a strong entry commercially, transparent smartphones seem to be the future technology that one biggie is looking forward to.

Samsung just patented a Transparent Display technology that would enable users to interact with touch interaction from the back of the phone. Right now, there are no obvious indications that Samsung’s working to deliver a system like this in a Galaxy smartphone anytime soon.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 5th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Samsung Making Red And Gold Note 3 Variants

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Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-red-gold-render-645x492Samsung with it’s Note line-up has been pioneering technological innovations and yes, of course being Samsung means offering it in a ton of variants with vibrant colours.

The Note 3 is no exception – Samsung is currently offering the S Pen-enabled device in the classic black and white options .Sam Mobile is reporting with some insider information about two new color versions coming in early 2014. A red version of the Galaxy Note 3 will become available in the first week of the year, with a white gold version set to follow two weeks later.

Which one do you like?

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

November 28th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Can we use Ambient WiFi to Charge our cellphones?

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wireless-energyWe all posses smartphones and/or tablets and we are consciously aware of how much of backup each one of them is capable of providing. We are also aware of the new “Qi” standard charging to wirelessly charge our cellphone – although slow but this does get the work done.

However i beg to differ, i still believe that Qi is not true wire-less charging as you still have to plug the charger into the wall and the device has to be stationary and you possibly can’t get any more freedom than you would get with a standard wall charger.

We do know that each one of us, even as you read this are being exposed to multiple signals – WiFi signals,Radio signals,Cellphone signals,etc. and the principle behind all these is that they travel by using charged particles. Using such many more concepts, folks of the Duke university have setup an experiment to see if they can truly making the process of charging gadgets – wireless.

178613_hawkes_katko_0013A harvesting array is an array of specialized cells that were able to output 7.3-volts of electricity. How many amps? Probably not many but very much satisfactory for a prototype. We are not even close to the final product but we do find the direction very promising.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

November 16th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Samsung might just be building a Three Sided Display

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sam3According to a report in Bloomberg, Samsung is working on a Galaxy series smartphone with a three-sided bended display.  The phone reportedly uses an upgraded version of Samsung’s Youm technology, which is also found on the Galaxy Round.

This news surfaced when a Patent made by Samsung early this year was made public on the website yesterday.This application talks about a smartphone with bended/ wrapped around display on the three sides of the phone and its use-cases.Bloomberg also says that this phone could make it’s appearance in the first half of 2014 beyond which no details are available.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

November 15th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

If Bending, Flexing and Self-Healing are the things you look for in a Phone then LG has got you covered

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LG_G_FlexLG’s plan to beat Samsung are straightforward and confusing at the same time. To stay ahead of the game LG has heavily invested on a device that has three neat tricks up it’s sleeve- A curved display,bending phone with a self-healing back.

According to the famous tipster @evleaks, this phone would be simultaneously available in Korea and the U.S. with folks in the States even getting carrier support for this device. But the majority of the media is still sceptical about the real uses of these new features and the price at which they would come in.

As of now there is no news on availability or pricing as such but we do expect this device to carry a one of it’s kind price tag but we wish these new quirks really live upto the expectations.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

November 13th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

With looks of a Samsung and Camera of the Sony, what is the new Lenovo Vibe Z!?

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cpjs_25.jpg.pagespeed.ce.3E_J8yLJSLLenovo announced an all new Vibe Z high-end smartphone and well we know what their inspiration was(ahem!). This device is powered by our favourite Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coupled with 2GB of RAM and a 5.5inch, 1080p display on the front.

With it’s launch in Chine to begin with , Lenovo plans to cover the rest of the Asian Makets soon. What is interesting is for the first time has an OEM come out and said that they are incorporating a technology from a partner – Sony. has provided the camera technology for the Vibe Z’s f1.8 13MP Exmor RS sensor.

There is no information regarding pricing and availability yet but we do know Lenovo likes to play in the middle segment and it’s prices never set benchmarks.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

November 12th, 2013 at 6:00 pm