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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sony Xperia Z : The Best Of Sony In A Smartphone.

Sony Xperia Z : The Best Of Sony In A Smartphone.


        Sony is always great with new technology and new products. Now Sony has introduced its first engineered full HD smartphone. It is available in the market from February, 2013. 

Display

        The phone has dimension of 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm weighting around 146 g.  It has the world’s sharpest 5 inches of TFT capacitive touch screen having 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of ~443 ppi which is quite less than HTC one and same as Samsung Galaxy S4. It is equipped with a built-in LTE/4G modem.


Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z

Waterproof : Best "Smart" Thing Ever In Smartphones

        It is the world’s first phone to have such high water proof and dust resistant which is IP57 certified that means it can withstand water up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. The phone is wrapped with durable glass in front as well as on back which is shatter proof and scratch resistant that is much stronger than any other regular glasses and also supports multi-touch up to 10 fingers. The frame of xperia Z is made up of glass fibre polyamide which is the same material used in automobile as substitute of metal.


Sony Xperia Z : "Waterproof" at it best
Sony Xperia Z : "Waterproof" at it best

Processor and OS

        Having such a great durability, it processing speed must be high enough to process heavy applications simultaneously. To fulfill this need, Sony has configured xperia Z with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 2 GB RAM paired with Adreno 320 GPU for optimum performance and high speed without losing much battery power. With high speed and large screen, playing high graphic games and watching HD movies gives an awesome experience.Xperia Z runs on latest android OS v4.1.2 (jelly bean) and is upgradable to another v4.2 (jelly bean).

Camera

        This smartphone has 13 MP  primary camera having 4128 x 3096 pixels integrated with Exmor RS technology. Exmor RS is the world’s first image sensor with HDR video for smartphones. It captures photos and videos in true colors under any light. With HDR technology, you can capture clear still images with low noise against strong backlight. The secondary front camera is of 2.2 MP which also captures HDR photos. Both front and rear cameras can record video with 1080p@30fps. As it is water proof and dust resistant phone, you can also capture photos and videos in wet conditions.


Sony Xperia Z - In White
Sony Xperia Z - In White

Memory

        It has 16 GB internal memory and supports microSD card for expanding memory up to 64 GB that can store thousands of songs and many high definition movies. Xperia Z comes with stereo headset with best acoustic performance.

"Mobile BRAVIA

         It has second generation of Mobile BRAVIA engine for providing optimized sharpness, reducing noise and managing high-quality colors. It automatically adjusts to give the best way to display your content.

Sony Xperia Z - In All Colors
Sony Xperia Z - In All Colors

WiFi And Other Connection

        The phone contains some miscellaneous functions like Wifi direct, Wifi Hotspot, USB on-the-Go, NFC card compatibility, stereo FM radio with RDS and few sensors like accelerometer gyro, proximity and compass. It has no infrared port.

Battery

        It has Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery which seems to be of less mAh in this high range smartphone but Sony definitely has an alternative by introducing STAMINA mode. In other smartphones, battery is consumed by applications running in background even if you are not actively using the phone. In STAMINA mode, it recognizes when the display is turned off, it automatically turns off the applications that you don’t need. As soon as you turn on the screen, everything will be turned on and running again.

In Market World

        This smartphone comes in three colors i.e. black, purple and white. Having such a high durability, best design and optimum performance, this smartphone is quite expensive, costing around Rs. 38,000 INR, £480 in UK. But worth for money !!!


Rating : 9.1/10


Apple - iOS 7 Reviews, Features, News And Release Date

Apple - iOS 7 Reviews, Features, News And Release Date


        Since iOS has launched, it hasn't changed much until iOS 6. With growing competition against android 4.2 which is providing many new features, it is time for iOS to bring some changes and that is how iOS 7 came. apple’s newly operating system has left Android, windows and blackberry behind by it all new UI and newly added features.


Apple iOS 7
Apple iOS 7

Lock Screen

        The lock screen looks good and quite transparent and more of an android. The new iOS 7 will have sliding to unlock from bottom to up rather than left to right in iOS 6.

Home Screen

     With new iOS 7, all the icons are redesigned with better appearance and home screen will now accommodate more apps placing them very close to each other and bars indicating signal strength are replaced by queue of dots.


Apple iOS 7 Messages
Apple iOS 7 Messages

Weather APP

        The redesigned weather app now looks better than previous one and it now runs on full screen rather than in a small window. It has an animated background which visually displays the weather conditions viz. sunny.

Control Center

        Previously in iOS 6  there was no short cut for settings accessed frequently like WiFi, Bluetooth  flight mode, etc. Every time users have to go to setting app to make any simple changes. This seemed to be quite bothering to users going to setting app every time. With new iOS 7, there is new feature of Control Center. Control Center contains all simple settings that users need to access. It has setting for WiFi  Bluetooth, brightness, calculator, media controls, calculator, airdrop (peer-to-peer sharing) and camera. Control Center can be open by swiping your finger up from the bottom of the screen.


Apple iOS 7 Control Center
Apple iOS 7 Control Center

Notification Center

        iOS 7 has all new notification center with new design and many new features added. The new notification center is divided into three tabs:- 1) Today- it will give you a quick overview of any events or reminders about today. 2) all- list you all the mix content which has been unchecked and list of events and reminder going to happen today. 3) missed- this tab shows if any call has been missed by you. The notification center can be accessed by swiping your finger down from top of the screen.

Airdrop

        With Airdrop feature, now it is very easy to share files or data among devices running iOS. Airdrop allows you to transfer files between only those devices who are connected to WiFi  That means WiFi is needed to transfer data via airdrop. This setting can be enabled from control center.

Multitasking

        There is also change in multitasking menu with new interface. Rather than showing only icon of the running apps, it also displays the thumbnail of the apps.

Other Changes

        There are many minor changes like in messaging- it has been made simpler having plain white heading and messages appear in colored bubble but still we will not be able to know about any unread messages; folders- where metallic background is replaced by transparent box; Safari browser- there is now only single box for searching and URLs; App store- apps will be now updated automatically rather than doing it manually; Photos- photos captured from camera can be now filtered in different ways like date and location.

Release Date

        iOS 7 gonna be a Big Hit For Apple,But Apple is not sure for it Release date,Just get announced that it'll come in this Fall or Autumn.and Beta Version is available for Developer Program Members for Trial Base uses.

Rating : 9/10

Monday, 10 June 2013

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 : Review And Specification

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 : Review And Specification

        After launching Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 in may 2013, recently Samsung has again launched revised version of it that is Galaxy Mega 6.3. This smartphone supports 3G and 4G networks using micro sim.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Display:

        The phone has TFT capacitive touchscreen instead of AMOLED which is found in most of the Samsung high range smartphones. The use of TFT may be bit expensive than AMOLED. The screen has a size of 6.3 inches containing 720 x 1280 pixels. This large screen phone has a pixel density of only ~233 ppi which is comparatively less than other smartphones of this range but still more than iPad mini and nexus 7. The advantage of such a large screen is you don’t have to wear spectacles every time if you just want to peek what is going on in the phone.

        Also it supports multitouch and is integrated with TouchWiz UI featuring the full touch UI.  It has simple UI for those who are going to use smartphone for the first time and doesn’t really care about going into deep so that they find it comfortable to use.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 black
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 black

Storage:

        This smartphone comes in two models based on internal memory storage i.e 8 GB and 16 GB. There is microSD card slot for external memory storage and it is expandable up to 64 GB which is enough to store high definition movies and thousands of songs.

OS And Processor:

        The phone runs on latest android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) is expected to give best performance by its dual core 1.7 GHz krait processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset which is paired with Adreno 305 GPU. Also it has 1.5 GB of RAM for smooth running of heavy applications that requires high RAM to run without getting stucked.


Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3  Large Display
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3  Large Display

Camera:

        Like other smartphones of this range,this Phone also have great Camera features.Galaxy mega has 8 MP primary camera having 3264x2448 pixels with LED flash and 1.9 MP secondary front camera.

Battery:

        For the long battery use of this phone, it has Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery while Galaxy S4 also have only 2600 mAh battery.

Connectivity:

        The other miscellaneous features of this phone are Wifi direct- for direct connection to another device having wifi direct without using any access point, wifi hotspot- to share own internet connection with other devices, USB On-the-Go – allows phone to act as a host for another USB devices like flash drive to read/write the files and when connected to computer, it acts like a flash drive. It has no Radio.


Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3
Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3

Other Special Features:

        It has also some sensors like accelerometer- to measure linear acceleration while phone is in motion, gyro- a rotating mechanism to measure orientation based on angular momentum, proximity- to sense the presence of any objects that are close to you without any physical contact, compass- shows the direction based on earth’s magnetic field. It also have infrared port to control infrared enabled devices like TV.

        If we compare Galaxy mega 5.8 with Galaxy mega 6.3, this phone has large screen size, compatible to NFC, Infrared port, USB On-the-go, USB Host while all these features are not present in Galaxy Mega 5.8. Also Galaxy mega 5.8 has only 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery.


Price Range:

        Galaxy Mega has price of around Rs. 28,000 INR in india, $600 in US and £500 in UK. This is quite high price than any other smartphone of this range. Only best thing about this phone is use of 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Rating : 8.5/10



Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet Z : Specification And Review

Sony Xperia tablet Z : Review And Specification

Sony Xperia tablet Z : Awesomeness At The Peak

        Sony has improved efficiently in recent years. A recent product Sony Xperia tablet Z stands for all the awesomeness. Sony Xperia tablet Z is the slimmest tablet till now with display size of 10.1 inches having ~225 ppi pixel density. It supports micro SIM with 2G, 3G network. Having such a good display size this product’s weight is only 495 g which is comparatively less than most of the branded tablets. It is equipped with dust proof and water resistant.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Sony Xperia Tablet Z


       The Tablet Z's predecessor,  Tablet S which was IPX-4 certified was only splash-proof.  The Tablet Z  is an IP57 tablet that can resist water jets as well as also submersion. As of 4th of February 2013, there were 30 tablets to claim of having waterproof rating in the market. There are other 3 tablets that contains waterproof rating of IPX5/7, tablet Z having the same, but there are no tablets in the market with a higher rating than the Tablet Z till now.


Hardware Features:

        The hardware components integrated in Xperia tablet Z are 1.5 GHz Krait Quad core processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory and card slot having expandable memory up to 64 GB. In Camera, primary is of 8.1 MP autofocus with video of 1080p@30fps,In Some More features Geo-tagging,smile and face detection are also capture by this camera.HDR and secondary camera is of 2.2 MP and both uses Sony Exmor R sensors to get the best picture quality. 



Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Sony Xperia Tablet Z


        Also Xperia tablet Z contains some other hardware components like Shatter proof and scratch resistance glass, LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touch screen, 16M colors, stereo speakers with 3D surround sound, microUSB slot and 6000 mAh non-removable battery. On the top of tablet there is an infrared transmitter that allows you to use tablet as remote controller for controlling TV and other infrared integrated devices.


Software Features:

        Going over the Software components Xperia tablet Z has Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean which is planned to upgrade v4.2 Jelly Bean. It has Sony Bravia Engine 2 found only in Sony devices to give best quality to its display. Like previous tablets by Sony, tablet Z is also loaded with Sony’s apps like PlayNow, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited which let you purchase or rent music and videos. SocialLife is new Sony app integrated in tablet Z that shows all the recent news feed from different sources.




Sony Xperia Tablet Z - Water Resistant
Sony Xperia Tablet Z - Water Resistant


Other Special Features:

        In Other Special features, Xperia tablet Z can control other devices. You can share content to big screen and can get best work experience ever. So you can control two devices at same time with using only a single device. Share screen and See your picture on Big Screen without any interruption like no cables, no keys. This tablet also provides best experience with entertainment world. You can get thousands of Songs, Movies, Videos, Games, Apps etc. at your fingertips.


In Market World:

        Sony has its best in this tablet giving the thinnest, lightest tablet to the world which is water resistance and a remote control. Sony doesn’t have much tablets in market than Samsung, Apple or Microsoft but tablet Z alone for sure is going to enough competitor for all other tablets. This tablet will cost around $500 (US) or Rs. 43,000 INR which is quite expensive but worth for the best tablet till now.

Rating : 8.7/10


Friday, 7 June 2013

HTC One - Phone Specification And Review - HTC Smartphone

HTC One - Phone Specification And Review

Technical Features:

        The stunning phone of the 2013 has been introduced in march which has many unique features than any other Samsung, Sony or Apple phones. The all new HTC one has super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen of size 4.7 inches having Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to eliminate glare and as shield to scratches. It has pixel density of ~469 ppi. No other smart phone has provided such high pixel density till now. HTC has introduced the latest version of its HTC sense UI which is also introduced in this phone for smooth touch. 



HTC One
HTC One


        While going over sound quality no other company has Beats audio sound system except HTC. The sound obtain by this is about 93 decibels while Samsung S III has reached up to only 75 decibels. It simply has the best sound quality. HTC one comes with inbuilt 32/64 GB memory but has no card slot facility that can be considered as drawback but not enough to make this phone down in rank. HTC one runs on android OS v4.1.2 jelly bean which is also different from any other smartphone as it’s UI looks quite similar to Windows phone UI and it is planned upgradable to v4.2.2. 


HTC One In White Color
HTC One In White Color

        
        With Quad Core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM is enough to run almost all the android applications including the high graphics games like Iron Man 3, the Dark Knight Rises, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Asphalt series, etc.

        In camera, HTC has 4  UltraPixel as supported by its sensors. As sensors supports 4 UltraPixels, the pixels size becomes much bigger than any other smartphones. The use of bigger size pixels is simply to capture more light and captured images contain much less noise. Also a recent technology that is Optical Image Stabilization is introduced in this smartphone that reduces the chances of capturing blurry images.

Display And Look:

        HTC one has made use of only two keys for navigation : home key and back key. One tap on back key will simply take users one step back and long pressing of back key opens up task manager. Single tap on home screen will navigate users to home screen and double tap will open list of used recent applications. Long press on home key will open Google. 


HTC One - Fresh Techno World
HTC One - Fresh Techno World

        One of the unique feature about HTC one is its power button key, the key used is transparent and placed on top of phone so that it can act as infrared to control infrared supporting device viz. This can be used as TV remote. Last but not the least, HTC one has Flipboard feature that shows which applications are running currently, newsfeed of any social networking portal, etc. so that users can view all in one place.

HTC One In Market:

        When Samsung has launched S3 then It became Best Smartphone On this planet and became problem for Apple iPhone too.At That Time, HTC had very Rough Time In Market.
And Then HTC One has entered and became Best Phone ever.

        By having many unique and amazing features HTC one is eye catcher in recent market. This smartphone is expected to have price of $200 For 32GB and $300 For 64GB with a two year Contract. Though it is quite expensive but surely value for money then any other smartphones.


Rating: 8.8/10

Google Glass - Features And Review

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Google Glass - Features And Review

Google Glass: A New Definition Of Technology.

        Google has taken technology to great height. A latest product Google glass has astonished everybody by the way they have wrapped technology into a simple looking spectacles (glass). This glass has capabilities of doing almost anything and can work accordingly to human voices and it is also equipped with camera. This glass can take a picture, record a video, shows directions, helps us to send messages to our contacts, searches anything we want on Google, can translate our voice and it also shares whatever we see.


Google Glass
Google Glass

How It Works?

      Google glass is compatible with any smart phones. But It still requires some Basic Configuration like Android 4.0.3 + Version and If you Have this configuration than you can enable GPS and SMS messaging.



Google Glass - "Ok Glass"
Google Glass - "Ok Glass"

 “Ok glass”

         You can Use this glass by tapping on Google Glass’s Frame. OR the other way is “Ok glass”. Now What is “Ok Glass”? “Ok glass” are special words for Google Glasses.When you say “Ok glass”,It Will start “Siri Style” Voice Recognition.All we need to do is give commands and talk to glass. Suppose we want to capture any picture just say, “Ok glass, take a picture”, and it will take a picture without even using hands to capture our memories anytime anywhere. 

        To record a video, just say, “Ok glass, record a video” and it will start recording. This reduces the risk of carrying huge handy cams and phones while we are recording a video on roller coaster. 

Google Glasses
Google Glasses

        As it is made by Google, it is integrated with Google search. To search anything on Google just we have to say,”ok glass, Google <our search>”. Like if we want to search photos of flowers then we have to say, “Ok glass, Google photos of flowers”, it will show images of the flowers.

        Also this glass can translate our voice to the language we want. Suppose we want to translate hello from English to French, just we have to say “ok glass, Google say hello in French”. Also this glass has GPS installed that shows us direction of place when we ask to.


Technical Specification

  • Camera is with 5MP result and 720p video quality.
  • It has two Inbuilt Function like wifi and Bluetooth.
  • It has 12GB of Memory and 16GB of flash total synchronize with Google Cloud.
  • Battery life is around 22 to 24 hours in regular uses. 
  • CPU version is OMAP 4430 SoC, dual-core.
  • For Charging purpose, It has USB cable and Charger.

Special Features

        Google Uses Special Display for Google glass. It is as same as 23 – 25 inch HD Screen.This glass just not answers to us when we ask to but also answers without even questioning. Suppose while moving around airport, this glass scans the place by itself and shows the appropriate results like flight timings, delay, etc.

In Market World

        Having all such amazing features this glass is going to be the most stunning product invented so far. Google glass is expected to be released by the end of 2013 with price of $1500 or 70,000-80,000 INR.


Rating: 8.6/10