The Giant Battery

This year, many brands have launched their flagships with a giant battery. The giant batteries are really a blessing for the heavy users. Here are some good smartphones having a large battery:

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, March
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, May
BODYDimensions161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9 mm (6.37 x 3.19 x 0.31 in)
Weight210 g (7.41 oz)
BuildCorning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size6.0 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
CPUOcta-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 510
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal32 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features1/2.8″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected]
Secondary8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
NFCYes
RadioFM radio, RDS, Recording
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – Fast battery charging
– ANT+ support
– MP4/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
Talk timeUp to 33 h (3G)
Music playUp to 109 h
MISCColorsWhite, Black, Gold
SAR EU0.62 W/kg (head)     1.32 W/kg (body)

 

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, August
BODYDimensions139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.33 in)
Weight144 g (5.08 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.0 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
 – MIUI 8
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPUOcta-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]check quality
Secondary5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared portYes
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – Fast battery charging
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
MISCColorsGold, Dark Gray, Silver
SAR EU0.62 W/kg (head)     0.43 W/kg (body)
Price group3/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II 2.0: 800 / Basemark X: 7263
CameraPhoto / Video
Battery lifeEndurance rating 85h

 

Asus Zenfone Max

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, May
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, May
BODYDimensions156 x 77.5 x 10.6 mm (6.14 x 3.05 x 0.42 in)
Weight202 g (7.13 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.5 inches (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
 – Asus ZenUI
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
CPUOcta-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 405
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal32 GB, 2 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, f/2.0, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected]
Secondary5 MP, f/2.0
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
– Power Bank function
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 914 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 38 h (3G)
MISCColorsBlack, White, Orange, Blue

 

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It’s All About the Size

This year many brands have started a new trend, i.e., of “the Giant Display”. This year many brands have launched their product in the phablet section. For the better experience now we have a big range of smartphone. Here are some, have a look:

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, November
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, November
BODYDimensions151.4 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm (5.96 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
Weight175 g (6.17 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.5 inches (~72.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes, up to 10 fingers
ProtectionOleophobic coating
 – ASUS ZenUI 3.0
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPUOcta-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal32 GB, 2/3/4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected]
Secondary8 MP, f/2.2
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – Fast battery charging
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
– Power Bank function
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 912 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 17 h (3G)
Music playUp to 72 h
MISCColorsTitanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Rose Pink, Sand Gold

 

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Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, June
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, June
BODYDimensions173.9 x 88.3 x 9.6 mm (6.85 x 3.48 x 0.38 in)
Weight218 g (7.69 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size6.4 inches (~73.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~344 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetMediatek MT8783
CPUOcta-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
Internal32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimaryDual 13 MP, f/2.0, laser & phase detection autofocus, Dual-LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
VideoYes
Secondary8 MP, f/2.2, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Dolby Atmos audio enhancement / Dolby Audio Capture 5.1
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4050 mAh battery
MISCColorsGunmetal Grey, Champagne Gold

 

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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, May
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, May
BODYDimensions173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm (6.81 x 3.48 x 0.30 in)
Weight203g (7.16 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size6.44 inches (~74.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~342 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
 – MIUI 7
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 – Prime model
CPUHexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72)
Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 510
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 1 slot)
Internal32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
128 GB, 4 GB RAM – Prime model
CAMERAPrimary16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]check quality
Secondary5 MP, f/2.0
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared portYes
RadioFM radio, recording
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4850 mAh battery
MISCColorsGray, Silver, Gold
SAR US0.84 W/kg (head)     0.63 W/kg (body)
Price group6/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II 2.0: 1362 / Basemark X: 15487
DisplayContrast ratio: 922 (nominal), 1.996 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 67dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 68dB
Audio qualityNoise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
Battery lifeEndurance rating 108h

 

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Farrata!! Processor

2k16 was a great year for the processors. We have seen some smartphones featuring the powerful processor which has enhanced their performance to next level. Here are some great launches of 2k16:

OnePlus 3T ( 128GB )

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, November
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, November
BODYDimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm (6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 in)
Weight158 g (5.57 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.5 inches (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
 – Oxygen OS
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPUQuad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kyro & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 530
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected], [email protected], Auto HDR, check quality
Secondary16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBv2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
MISCColorsGunmetal, Soft Gold
Price group8/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II: 3328 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2678
Basemark X: 36958
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.232 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 61dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 78dB
Audio qualityNoise-94.3dB / Crosstalk -93.4dB
Battery lifeEndurance rating 83h

 

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, May
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, August
BODYDimensions156.4 x 77.4 x 7.5 mm (6.16 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)
Weight170 g (6.00 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by, dual active)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.7 inches (~74.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~386 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes, up to 5 fingers
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
 – Asus ZenUI 3.0
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPUQuad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Quad-core (2×2.4 GHz Kryo & 2×2.0 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 530
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal64/128/256 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary23 MP, f/2.0, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features1/2.6″ sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]
Secondary8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – 24-bit/192kHz audio
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBv3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – Fast battery charging: 60% in 40 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISCColorsGlacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Shimmer Gold
Price group9/10

 

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Honor 8

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, July
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, July
BODYDimensions145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight153 g (5.40 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
 – Custom function back button
DISPLAYTypeLTPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.2 inches (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~423 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
 – Emotion UI 4.1
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 950
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
GPUMali-T880 MP4
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimaryDual 12 MP, f/2.2, 35mm, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]check quality
Secondary8 MP, f/2.4, 1.4 µm pixel size
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DTS sound
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
NFCYes
Infrared portYes
RadioNo
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – Fast battery charging: 47% in 30 min (Smart Power 4.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISCColorsPearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Gold
Price group7/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II: 2029 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2099
Basemark X: 16592
DisplayContrast ratio: 1243:1 (nominal), 3.346 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 67dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 82dB
Audio qualityNoise -98.3dB / Crosstalk -97.3dB
Battery lifeEndurance rating 70h

 

Feature Phones hai Hit !!

The labour class people don’t have any interest and nor they have much money to buy expensive smartphones. Many brands have also taken care of them and had also launched some good feature phones:

Samsung Guru Music 2

NETWORKTechnologyGSM
LAUNCHAnnounced2014, May
StatusAvailable. Released 2014, June
BODYDimensions112.7 x 46.4 x 13.1 mm (4.44 x 1.83 x 0.52 in)
Weight75 g (2.65 oz)
SIMDual SIM, (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeTFT, 65K colors
Size2.0 inches (~24.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution128 x 160 pixels (~102 ppi pixel density)
PLATFORMCPU208 MHz
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 16 GB (dedicated slot)
PhonebookYes
Call recordsYes
CAMERA No
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANNo
BluetoothNo
GPSNo
RadioStereo FM radio, RDS, Recording
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESMessagingSMS
Browser
GamesYes
Java
 – MP3//AAC/WAV player
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Removable Li-Ion 800 mAh battery
Talk timeUp to 11 h (3G)
MISCColorsWhite
SAR EU0.87 W/kg (head)
Price group1/10

 

Nokia 105 Dual Sim

NETWORKTechnologyGSM
LAUNCHAnnounced2015, June
StatusAvailable. Released 2015, June
BODYDimensions108.5 x 45.5 x 14.1 mm (4.27 x 1.79 x 0.56 in)
Weight69.6 g (2.47 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
 – Flashlight
DISPLAYTypeTFT, 65K colors
Size1.4 inches (~12.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution128 x 128 pixels (~129 ppi pixel density)
MEMORYCard slotNo
Phonebook2000 contacts
Call recordsYes
Internal4 MB RAM
CAMERA No
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; Polyphonic
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANNo
BluetoothNo
GPSNo
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0 (charging only)
FEATURESMessagingSMS
BrowserNo
GamesYes
JavaNo
 – Calculator
– Reminders
– Calendar
BATTERY Removable Li-Ion 800 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 600 h
Talk timeUp to 15 h
MISCColorsBlack, Cyan, White
Price group1/10

 

Sasta But Smart

2k16 has been a good year for the smartphone industry. There was a lot of competition in the low range smartphone segment. Many brands have given some impressive smartphones with a low price tag on them and this meant for the lower class people. Here are the good ones:

Xolo Era 1X

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, September
BODYDimensions145.5 x 72 x 8.6 mm (5.73 x 2.83 x 0.34 in)
Weight
SIMDual SIM
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.0 inches (~65.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetSpreadtrum SC9832A
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz
GPUMali-400MP3
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal8 GB, 1 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected]
Secondary5 MP, dual-LED flash
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 185 h
Talk timeUp to 22 h (2G) / Up to 13 h 30 min (3G)
MISCColorsBlack, Brown/Gold

 

Wah!! Camera

This year had brought a lot of innovations for the camera. We have seen some major upgradations on the back panel.

Oppo F1s

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, August
BODYDimensions154.5 x 76 x 7.4 mm (6.08 x 2.99 x 0.29 in)
Weight160 g (5.64 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5 inches (~71.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
 – Color OS 3.0
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
ChipsetMediatek MT6755 or MTK7650
CPUOcta-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T860MP2
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal32 GB, 3 RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected]check quality
Secondary16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″ sensor size, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioNo
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3075 mAh battery
MISCColorsGold, Rose Gold, Gray
SAR US0.31 W/kg (head)     0.36 W/kg (body)
SAR EU1.60 W/kg (head)     1.05 W/kg (body)
Price group6/10
TESTSCameraPhoto / Video

 

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Google Pixel

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, October
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, October
BODYDimensions143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in)
Weight143 g (5.04 oz)
SIMNano-SIM
 – Splash and dust resistant
DISPLAYTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.0 inches (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPUQuad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 530
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary12.3 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]
Secondary8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBv3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
 – Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 456 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 26 h (3G)
Music playUp to 110 h
MISCColorsQuite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Price group9/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II: 2901 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2461
Basemark X: 33023
DisplayContrast ratio: ∞
LoudspeakerVoice 74dB / Noise 68dB / Ring 78dB
Audio qualityNoise -93.0dB / Crosstalk -92.6dB
Battery lifeEndurance rating 64h

 

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, September
BODYDimensions158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight188 g (6.63 oz)
SIMNano-SIM
 – IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water-resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAYTypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.5 inches (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionIon-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
 – Wide colour gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
PLATFORMOSiOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.2
ChipsetApple A10 Fusion
CPUQuad-core 2.23 GHz
GPU(six-core graphics)
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal32/128/256 GB, GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimaryDual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features1/3″ sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6″ sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]check quality
Secondary7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR, panorama
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, proprietary ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes (Apple Pay only)
RadioNo
USBv2.0, reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)
JavaNo
 – Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery (11.1 Wh)
Stand-byUp to 384 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 21 h (3G)
Music playUp to 60 h
MISCColorsJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
SAR US1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU1.24 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)
Price group9/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II 2.0: 3796
DisplayContrast ratio: 1398:1 (nominal), 3.588 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 68dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 72dB
Audio qualityNoise -93.1dB / Crosstalk -80.5dB
Battery lifeEndurance rating 75h

 

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