Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Nokia 6 | Yes, you read it right | Nokia is ready to hit back

Hello Friends - Let me introduce you to the Nokia, yes Nokia 6. Once, the King of cellular market, lost its empire is hitting the more competitive, advanced market again with series of phones. I will focus on Nokia 6 - 'United we have more fun'.

Why blog on Nokia 6 smartphone?
This is the respect, though the phone is still 3-4 months away before it rolls out for public. It is the respect for Nokia which makes me write on it before any other manufacturer any further. We all must have had enjoyed Nokia experience few years back. Its time to welcome the King. Lets start with whats special in it or the USP for Nokia with Nokia 6 in particular.

USP for the phone:
  • Latest Android version (Android Nougat)
  • Immersive Entertainment package - Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos Sound, Dedicated amplifier. 
It shall also embrace below features:
Nokia 6 (Source: Nokia.com/phones)

Detailed Specs:

  • Performance:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • Ram - 4 GB (in Black), 3 GB (in all other colors)
    • CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform
  • Display:
    • 5.5" IPS LCD
    • Resolution: Full HD (1920 * 1080)
    • Material: Sculpted Corning Gorilla glass display
    • Pixel density: 403 ppi
    • Size: 154 * 75.8 * 7.85mm
  • Storage
    • Internal Memory: Arte Black 64 GB, All others 32 GB
    • Micro SD up to 128 GB support
  • Camera:
    • Primary camera: 16MP PDAF, 1.0um, f/2, dual tone flash
    • Front-facing camera: 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84 degrees
  • Battery: 3000 mAh integerated
  • Network & Connectivity:
    • Network speed: LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps 
    • Networks 
      • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
      • WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8
      • LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • Audio:
    • 3.5 mm Headphone jack
    • Dual Speakers
    • Smart Amplifier with Dolby Atmos
  • Connectivity & Sensors:
    • Micro USB (2.0), USB OTG, Wi-Fi
    • Sensors: Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, Hall sensor, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC (sharing)
  • Colors: Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper

  • Price: Last but not the least, expected to be priced about Rs. 19,999/- for 64 GB variant.

TG's Verdict:

  • Pros:
    • Nokia Brand
    • Immersive sound experience
    • Latest Android experience
    • Combination of two besties - Nokia & Android
  • Cons:
    • Price - Other options available from Xiaomi, Motorola in little cheaper price range.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 | Look at it once, makes you forget all others | Best smartphone January 2017

Hello Friends - Let me introduce you to the Redmi Note 4 smartphone by Xiaomi. In this world of technology all around us, especially when we speak out the word 'smartphone' - lots of manufacturer names comes in our mind like Apple, Google, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Micromax, HTC and last but not the least, highlight of this article - XIAOMI. Let me take you straight to the blog topic:

Why blog on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone?
I can simple say because this is the phone which almost every earning hand in India can easily afford and on the contrary is the best phone in its price range with features like

Redmi Note 4 (Black variant)
  • Fingerprint scanner.
  • 5.5 inch full HD display.
  • 13 MP CMOS rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera. 
  • 4 G + VoLTE support, Dual Sim
  • 4 GB ram variant.
  • 64 GB memory with 128 GB expandable memory option.
  • 4100 mAh Li-Po battery.
  • Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • Snapdragon 625
  • Weighs only 165 g.
  • Infrared remote (this is tiny but I would say the best tiny guy, comes handy in situations)
  • MIUI 8 (based on Android 6)

The 4 GB Ram + 64 GB Storage variant costs you only Rs. 12,999/- exclusively available on Flipkart and Mi website.

Why this phone?
Apart from the quick specifications which you can see above, in layman terms below is what this phone and its predecessor Redmi Note 3 is famous for:
  • No lags in day to day use.
  • Quick camera launch.
  • Takes picture in a blink.
  • Day light pictures are just amazing from both Rear and front snapper.
  • Battery easily last 1.5 to 2 days with both 4G sim, fitness apps, 1-2 hours of wifi, social networking apps, etc.
  • Good Sound quality.
  • Premium body finish.
  • Feature for which you install apps via Play store, they are all embedded in MIUI 8 like Torch, Quick ball (navigation ball has screenshot etc), Shortcut menus, weather, Remote.
  • Infrared - It comes with pre-loaded Mi Remote app which is just a kewl feature - You can control electronic devices which works with their remote like TV, D2H, Music player, Projectors etc.
Full specifications, comparison with other smartphones I recommend: GSMArena