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The Oppo Find 7a is a beautiful phone that comes with a 5.5 inch FHD display. This beautiful phone has a very premium look and feels great to hold in hand.



The build quality of this phone is very good and the Titanium Aluminium frame also ensures excellent heat dispersion.


Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quadcore 2.3 GHz processor with Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB RAM, this phone is a power house.

With low battery consumption and smooth graphic rendering this phone is a gamer’s paradise. The Adreno 330 GPU ensures that every graphic rich application run smoothly.

The large 5.5 inch IPS FHD LCD screen with 403 ppi pixel density ensures vibrant colors and great viewing angles and is ideal for one handed operation.

The JDI manufactured display screen is ultra sensitive, very touch responsive and operates smoothly. The screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

The Oppo Find 7a is loaded with customized Android ColorOS 1.2 that is packed with lots of unique features. You will enjoy multi-language support and frequent firmware updates.

The 13 MP primary camera of Oppo Find 7a is also quite unique. The Ultra HD “multi shot feature” can focus on more details by taking ten simultaneous photos at the backend and automatically combining them into a 50 mega-pixel photo. So you will be able to get that perfect and high quality photo with just one snap.

While capturing 4K videos the camera can reach 30 FPS and you can even capture 120 FPS slow playback at 720p. There is also a 5 MP secondary camera that used for video calling and taking great selfies.

The Oppo Find 7a comes with 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB with the help of microSD card.



One of the unique features of Oppo 7a is its Ultra Fast Charger. The VOOC rapid charging technology via 7 pin USB port and smart adapter can increase the charging speed by 400%.  The 2800 mAh battery is enough to last the whole day for moderate users.



Here are the best features of Oppo Find 7a:

  • Perfect and beautiful design which look elegant and classy.
  • Innovative and unique LED Skyline notification.
  • Ultra sensitive and low power consumption.
  • VOOC Rapid charging technology for ultra fast charging when required.
  • Optimized circuit for safe and low temperature.
  • High quality 13 MP primary camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, Tracking Focus and Super Zoom.
  • MaxxAudio effects and DiracHD for that perfect sound experience.
  • Last but not least the smooth and gorgeous ColorOS 1.2 with gesture support, security settings and unique UI. 


Oppo Find 7a Specifications And Lowest Price

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Yesterday Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ got its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update as promised by Alcatel when they launched this product in India. Although this update was scheduled to be available in Aug – Sept, Alcatel earlier notified via its facebook page that the update will be available on 15th of August.

The update can be done after downloading the update file version 01010 via the Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Check for updates



The download file size is about 501 MB and it took 4 attempts (previous attempts showed errors in the file downloaded) to actually download and start the update.



After the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update I was not able to notice any major difference in the UI or performance. Only one app called zApp was installed which is a Ringtone, Wallpaper, Games and App downloader. The Dialer and Call History kind of looks Stock KitKat in white.

In any case the update was a welcome one as Android 4.4.2 KitKat is much lighter and smoother.




Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update.

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Karbonn Titanium Octane is another Octa-core phone that has some decent specs. This phone runs on Octa-core 1.7 GHz processor with Mediatek MT6592 chipset. It has 5 inch IPS LCD HD (1280 x 720 px) display.

Although this is a budget friendly smart phone, it looks very elegant and is quite sturdy. The Karbonn Titanium Octane has the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

This dual SIM phone has 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and supports microSD card up to 32 GB.

The 13 megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash can record Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) videos. Touch focus, face and smile detection, panorama mode and geo-tagging is also supported. There is also a 5 megapixel for taking selfies and video calls.

Among connectivity options there is Wifi, Wifi hotspot, Bluetooth v 4, microUSB v2.0 B and HSDPA up to 42.2 Mbps. Sensors include accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. Karbonn Titanium Octane is available in Red, White and Black variations.

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GENERAL  
2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
3G Network HSDPA
SIM Dual SIM
Chipset Mediatek MT6592
CPU Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali 450MP4
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, gyro,
Card Slot microSD, up to 32 GB
OS Android OS, v 4.4.2 (KitKat)
DISPLAY  
Size & Type 5.0 inches, 1280 X 720 pixels, IPS LCD, 16M colors
Multi-touch Yes
CAMERA  
Primary 13 MP, Autofocus, LED flash
Video 1080p
Features Touch Focus, Geo Tagging, Panorama, Face And Smile Detection
Secondary 5 MP
CONNECTIVITY  
GPRS & EDGE Yes.
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.0
USB microUSB v 2.0
BATTERY  
mAh 2000, Li-Ion
Stand-by 250 hrs

Karbonn Titanium Octane Specs And Lowest Price In India

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Micromax Canvas Gold A300 is powered by 2GHz octa core processor and comes loaded with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. This phone is the first gold only phone by Micromax and is available in 2 variants – a gold & black and gold & white.

Here are the main features of this phone:

  • Dual SIM
  • 5.5 inch FHD display
  • 2.0 GHz Octa core processor with 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB in-built storage with no microSD support
  • 16 MP back and 5 MP front camera
  • Android KitKat 4.4.2 out of the box

Design & Build Quality: Although this phone has a 5.5 inch display it actually feels quite good in hand because it’s just 6.9 mm thick and is quite light. The build quality is very good and metallic body appears to be quite sturdy. However the screen is not scratch resistant and you are advised to use a screen protector.

Display & User Interface: The 5.5 inch LTPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 px resolution and 401 ppi pixel density is incredibly vivid. The colors appear natural and viewing angles are good. The display is actually very bright and outdoor viewing is extremely good.

Micromax Gold A300 runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2. The user interface is very stock Android as with most Micromax phones. We will have to wait and see whether Micromax does customize this default user interface in their future firmware updates.

Processor & Performance: Micromax A300 Canvas Gold has a Mediatek MT6592T chipset and an octa core 2 GHz CPU. This device also has 2 GB RAM. There is no lag in application and scrolling. Watching Youtube videos and FHD videos on the 5.5 inch display was a pleasure.



Multitasking and playing games were exceptionally smooth. However this device, as with many other octa core devices, does heat up a little while using CPU intensive apps.

Call reception was satisfactory and browsing experience was awesome. Wi-Fi signal was strong with Wi-Fi Hotspot. This device does support USB OTG and an OTG cable is also included in the box pack.

Camera: The 16 MP autofocus camera with Sony EIS Sensor takes decent snaps and does support HDR, panorama and Geo-tagging. Photos taken indoor in low light conditions were good. Capturing FHD videos at 1080p is also supported and were actually quite decent.

 The front camera is 5 MP and is very good for taking selfies as well as video calling. This camera also takes very good photos even in low light.

Storage and Memory: Out of the 32 GB ROM about 25 GB is available to the user. Surprisingly only 1 GB is available for apps. No microSD card slot - so no expandable storage. Of the 2 GB RAM about 1.4 GB is free which is good.

Battery: The phone has a Li-Po 2300 mAh non-removable batter that provides for a talk time up to 8 hrs. On medium usage this may last the day but if you are a heavy user consider carrying your travel charger or power bank.

Conclusion: The Micromax Canvas Gold A300 is a decent octa core phone with 32 GB storage. Although this phone has a very impressive display and a good camera, there are a certain points worth mentioning about this phone.

First of all this phone does heat up a little while playing high end games. Secondly, at this price range you should expect a customized user interface not the vanilla Android version. Thirdly, no Gorillas Glass and only 1 GB storage space is available for apps.

If you can live with that then go buy Micromax Canvas Gold A 300 as it is a decent performer with premium looks.

GENERAL
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Dual SIM
Chipset Mediatek MT6592T
CPU Octa-core 2 GHz
GPU Mali 450 GPU
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, gyro,
Card Slot No
OS Android OS, v 4.4.2 (KitKat)
DISPLAY
Size & Type 5.5 inches, 1920 X 1080 pixels, LTPS LCD, 16M colors
Multi-touch Yes
CAMERA
Primary 16 MP, Autofocus, LED flash
Video 1080p / 30fps
Features Touch Focus, Geo Tagging, Panorama, HDR
Secondary 5 MP
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS & EDGE Yes.
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.0
USB microUSB v 2.0
BATTERY
mAh 2300, Non removable
Stand-by 210 hrs


Micromax Canvas Gold A300 Review And Specification

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Flipkart will start selling Xiaomi Mi3 on 22nd July. A teaser in this regard has already been posted on Flipkart. Further it encourages customer who want to buy Mi3 to register before purchasing. Only registered customers will get to buy the phone on sale day.



Xiaomi Mi3 Smart Phone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800 chipset and Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM and Adreno 330 450MHz GPU.

The 5 inch IPS display has 1080p resolution with 441 ppi and a pressure sensitive touch screen. The back camera is 13 MP autofocus with dual flash and front is 2 MP.



Some other features include:

  • 16 GB Internal Space with no microSD card support
  • DC-HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSDPA 21 Mbps
  • NFC and USB OTG support
  • Video capture 1080p@30fps, HDR
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery



Flipkart Will Start Selling Xiaomi Mi 3 On 22nd July

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We all want our smartphones to have a fast system so that there is no lag in operation and live up to the demand of current applications and games. So how do we know that our device has the necessary fire power? It is simple. There are certain performance benchmark applications that are good enough to give us a fair idea about our android device.

Antutu Benchmark (Higher is better): This is a popular benchmarking application. It calculates the score after measuring CPU, GPU, RAM, Graphics both 2D and 3D, I/O performance, SD card read-write speed and most importantly the user experience of Android devices. After calculating the score this application will update Antutu database and display the device ranking so that it can be compared with other Android devices.



Quadrant Benchmark (Higher is better): This is basically a Input/Output, CPU and 3D graphics benchmark.



Vellamo Benchmark (Higher is better): This is a set of system level benchmarks. The Browser chapter measures the browser performance, the Multicore chapter calculates the synergy of CPU cores and the Metal chapter evaluates the CPU.



NenaMark2 Benchmark (Higher is better): This is mainly a graphic benchmark that measures performance via natural scenes that could be taken from a usual game and presents the result in frames per second.

The effects that are measured include Skeletal Animation, Morph Target Animation, Bump Mapping, Water reflections, Cloud System, Cube Map Reflections, Smoke, Shadow Mapping,  Texture Channel Animation, Smooth Gradient Animation, Dynamic lighting,  Lens flare.



Linpack Benchmark (Higher is better): By using multi-threading this application tests the multi-core processors. Speeds can be compared for both single and multi-threaded runs. This app helps to measure the performance of the multi-core device under Android. 


5 Android Applications To Test The Performance Of Your Phone

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The Alcatel One Touch Hero features a great design, a large and vivid display. Although the main attraction of this phone is its 6” Full HD IPS with Full OGS Lamination and Oleophobic coating, there are other areas that this phone scores very well.

Apart from a great camera, this dual SIM phone has a Stylus included with which you can take notes, draw pictures and of course move things around more efficiently. You have the option to wirelessly charge this device and even have your display mirrored with the help of Pico Projector.

Design & Display: Alcatel One Touch Hero is just 8.5 mm thin and weighs around 177.6 grams. Since this phone has a large screen it might not be suitable for one handed use. On the right hand there is a SIM slot, the volume buttons and the power button. On the left hand side is the SIM 2 slot for dual SIM versions and microSD slot for single SIM versions.

The large display with thin bezels really looks good. The 6 inches 1080p IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 367ppi is lively and brilliant.  It presents crisp images and sharp texts. The viewing angles of this phone are great and the color simulation is superb.

UI & Performance: The Once Touch Hero runs on a heavily customized version of Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The beautifully customized lock screen provides easy access to the dialer, camera and messages. It even supports multiple widgets and you can actually swipe to see details.

There is also the Dual Display that can be activated by long pressing the back key. The Dual Display when activated shows an application drawer on the side of the screen according to your preference. You can drag two apps from the drawer and they will share the screen allowing you to simultaneously use to apps on the same screen. You can even change the size of the screen an app occupies.



The notification area is transparent and you can now control which third party application can display notification. There are also some handy gesture supports like flipping over to silent an incoming call or shaking to skip a song.

The Alcatel One Touch Hero phablet is powered by Mediatek MT6589 chipset, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 2 GB RAM. Although, due to the limitation of the chipset, performance of high end games may be a bit sluggish. But this phone makes it up in other departments. There is no lag in application or transition and multi-tasking is at ease.

Watching videos and movies on this 6 inch device is a delight. You will enjoy watching movies on this device and will soon forget that this device is actually a phablet. Audio is pretty loud.

Storage: The dual SIM version has 16 GB of internal memory and the single SIM has 8 GB internal memory. The single SIM version also supports 32 GB microSD card.

Camera: The 13 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash takes beautiful pictures. The clarity and color details are excellent and appear natural. Pictures taken in low light conditions and indoors are also good.



The camera application is simple yet good. You can take HDR snaps and the camera supports touch focus, panorama, face detection, 3D Photo, Burst Mode and geo-tagging. FHD videos at 1080p@30fps can be captured.

The front camera is 2 MP and can be used for video chatting and taking selfies.

Connectivity: One Touch Hero has Bluetooth v 4.0, WLAN, Wifi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA Miracast and HSDPA 42 Mbps.

Battery: The massive 3400 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery has a stand-by time of 360h (3G) and a talk time up to 18h (3G).

Here are some interesting features of Alcatel One Touch Hero:

  • 6 inch Full HD display
  • Integrated stylus to take notes or draw pictures. 
  • Quick sidebar for easy access to popular programs. 
  • Dual window display to simultaneously work on two apps.
  • Handwriting recognition.
  • Excellent 13 MP primary camera.
  • Wifi Miracast display.

Alcatel has some cool accessories for this phone:

Wireless Charger for charging wirelessly.



LED Magic Flip Cover to get notification and time with the help of Tiny LED lights.



Small Bluetooth phone to make and receive calls, send SMS and do much more.

Conclusion: The is an extraordinary phone for its price tag. The large display with slim bezels looks very premium indeed. Watch movies, drawing and taking notes using the stylus and even using popular apps like facebook, twitter etc. will be a pleasure with this phone.


GENERAL
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Dual SIM / Single SIM (Micro SIM)
Chipset Mediatek MT6589
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU PowerVR SGX544
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, gyro,
Card Slot microSD, up to 32 GB (For single SIM version)
OS Android OS, v 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Customized UI
DISPLAY
Size & Type 6.0 inches, 1920 X 1080 pixels, IPS LCD, 16M colors
Multi-touch Yes
CAMERA
Primary 13 MP, Autofocus, LED flash
Video 1080p / 30fps
Features Touch Focus, Geo Tagging, Panorama, HDR, Face detection
Secondary 2 MP
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS & EDGE Yes.
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wireless Display, Wi-Fi Direct,
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.0
USB microUSB v 2.0
BATTERY
mAh 3400, Non removable
Stand-by 400 hrs (3G)


Alcatel One Touch Hero – A Stylist And Well Crafted Phone

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