Samsung Galaxy A3 (Metallic Body): My Views

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 Amritesh 5 responses

Samsung launched their Galaxy A Series Smartphones few weeks back which in my opinion boasts of mediocre specifications but comes with premium price tag. These phones have metallic unibody design which is a welcome change from the stables of Samsung. The Galaxy A3 phone has been launched with a price tag of around Rs 20,000/- ($ 320) approx.The phone does look as a major improvement over the previous generation of Samsung phones in terms of build and design but apart from the metal unibody design, the hardware specs are pretty modest for the price. The device is pretty thin at 6.9mm and weighs just 110 gms.It does sport the latest Snapdragon 410 chipset and GPU is also the latest Adreno…

Xiaomi Mi4: The Much Hyped Flagship Device

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 Amritesh no responses

Xiaomi has finally decided to launch their new Flagship device in India, i.e Mi4. The device will be up for Flashsale on 10thFeb,2015 and registration is already open exclusively on Flipkart Portal. Xiaomi Mi4 has been priced at Rs 19,999/- ($ 330 approx) for the 16Gb variant which looks reasonable for the specs on offer.The device was launched in China few months back and does seem to be a great value for money device as the performance thus far has been great and minor bugs with MiUi 6 has also been fixed. Performance and Hardware specs along with price do not provide much scope to complain. Many in India are displeased about the price being a tad too high as…

Budget 4G Smartphones Comparison

Sunday, February 1st, 2015 Amritesh one response

We have seen few Smartphone manufacturers have launched their budget Android 4G devices in the market in the last few months. These phones are backed by impressive hardware specs and very affordable prices. Although you won’t find much difference between them in terms of specs and prices but still there are some points of differentiation. In this post I will speak about the pros and cons of each of these devices in my opinion which will help you to make your choice.We have seen few Smartphone manufacturers have launched their budget Android 4G devices in the market in the last few months. These phones are backed by impressive hardware specs and very affordable prices. Although you won’t find much difference…

Samsung S3 Neo: Old Device But New Price

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 Amritesh no responses

Samsung recently slashed the price of Galaxy S3 Neo. The specifications on this phone really make it an attractive buy at this new price. I won’t do a full review of this device as it is a pretty old device by Smartphone Industry standards. It was launched early last year but with a very high price tag of around Rs 25,000/- ($ 400 approx) at that point of time. I strongly feel the present price of Rs12,499 ($ 200 approx) available on Flipkart is pretty much acceptable in present market and specifications on this phone justify the new price.Now let’s look at the reasons to buy this phone:-Samsung Branding: For brand conscious people one of the most important reasons to…

Micromax Yu Yureka (Cyanogen): Impressive Budget Phone

Monday, January 19th, 2015 Amritesh no responses

The Phone is available through Flashsale on Amazon.in. Do register to grab this device.Micromax has recently launched Yureka (Yu) device which runs the on Cyanogen Mod Rom. Micromax has entered into an agreement with Cyanogen Mod Rom developers and from now on they are the only official providers of Cyanogen Rom in India. One Plus One had made the Cyanogen Rom very popular but they have now decided to develop their own ROM.  This is a budget Android device and will directly compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.Micromax Yu is available exclusively on Amazon India portal and is priced very competitively at Rs 8999/-. Buyers need to register beforehand to be eligible for the flashsale.BuildBuild quality on this phone…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G: My Views

Sunday, January 11th, 2015 Amritesh 2 responses

Xiaomi has enjoyed enormous success ever since its entry in the Smartphone market and is now the 3rdlargest smartphone vendor after Samsung and Apple. The reason behind the success not only lies in the fact that they manufacture some impressive phones but also the innovative style of selling along with competitive the pricing of the devices adopted by Xiaomi.In India they did very well with the launch of Mi and Redmi1s which sold like hot cakes. Last month they had launched the Redmi Note 3G variant which was impressive but had some flaws too. Note 3G came with the outdated Android Jellybean OS. Also the Mediatek Processor and Mali GPU used on Note 3G performed decently for most part but…

Best Value For Money Smartphones Of 2014

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 Amritesh no responses

In this post I will discuss about the Smartphones which were real value for money in the year 2014 in my opinion. I have posted my views on quite a number of devices on my blog and you can find them on Smartphones page on my blog. Here I will provide links to the 5 phones which were the best in terms of price and performance in my opinion.This year many new Smartphone manufacturers entered the market and it was a very competitive year for most of the brands to say the least. The established brands also launched a number of phones but apart from Motorola rest of Tier 1 brands had a pretty tough year. Now let’s look at…

What do You Really Need in a Smartphone????

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

Friends, we have observed that Smartphones market has rose manifold in the recent past and shows no sign of slowing in the coming few years. Every year Smartphone industry is kind of jumping two generations. Many companies have entered the fray and with Chinese brands entering the market it has become really competitive. Thus we find the Quad Core Processors once seen on flagship devices are now an integral feature among Mid range phones. In present times we find Octa Core processors, Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3gb Ram being the driving force on all the flagship devices. But very soon we will find that these features will be available in Mid range devices.With all these advancement a question which arises is…

Microsoft Lumia 535: My Views

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 Amritesh no responses

Nokia has been recently acquired by Microsoft which means now not only they will look at the OS and software support but also the hardware configuration of the devices launched henceforth. So we can expect better optimization and experience from these devices. In this article we would look at the budget Windows Phone Microsoft Lumia 535 which has been recently launched and going by the specifications it looks decent. We will find the Microsoft branding at the back of the device.It is being sold in India for around Rs 9,200/- ($ 155/- approx)It is the successor to the Windows phone launched last year Lumia 530.Microsoft is trying to grab some of the market share from the Android devices with this…

Xiaomi Redmi Note: My Views

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

Xiaomi has enjoyed enormous success ever since its entry in the Smartphone market and is now the 3rdlargest smartphone vendor after Samsung and Apple. The reason behind the success not only lies in the fact that they manufacture some impressive phones but also the innovative style of selling along with competitive the pricing of the devices.In India they did very well with the launch of Mi and Redmi1s which sold like hot cakes but it remains to be seen whether this Phablet device enjoys the same success like its predecessors. The things which Xiaomi still has to work out is their after sales service as many have complained that it is still not up to the mark and also thus…
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