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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Review: Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus With Android 7.1 | Truly Smart

Introduction

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus has been officially unveiled.  'S' in the product names stands for special edition, and starts from EUR 249 ((roughly Rs. 18,900) for G5S and from EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 22,700) for G5S Plus variant. The two smartphones will become available across most countries this month.



Getting to Know More About Moto G5S & G5S Plus

The major USP of new Moto smartphones lies in the camera which sports a 16-megapixel primary rear sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel camera at front with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. Moto G5S Plus comes with a dual camera setup at the back, with two 13-megapixel sensors, and an 8-megapixel front camera with wide-angle lens and LED flash support.

Also Read: InFocus Turbo 5 - Quick Review in 60 Seconds


Build And Quality:


1) Processor & RAM: G5S comes with a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC clocked at up to 1.4GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM offered coupled with 32 GB Storage, while G5S Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at up to 2.0GHz and is offered in 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. Both variants are explandable upto 128 GB with SD card.

2) Display: G5S comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display while Plus variant comes with a bigger 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display.



3) Connectivity: G5S offers options including 4G LTE connectivity, Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and 3.5mm headphone jack while G5S Plus come simliar specs too.

4) Battery: Both phones comes with 3000mAh battery and however G5S Plus sports a TurboPower feature that provides users with 5 hours of power with just 15 minutes of charging.

5) Scanner: Only Plus variants come with Fingerprint scanner embedded in the front-mounted oval-shaped home button.



6) OS: Both the phones runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.

7) Camera:  G5S  features a 16-megapixel primary rear sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel camera at front with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. G5S Plus features a dual camera setup at the back, with two 13-megapixel sensors, and an 8-megapixel front camera with wide-angle lens and LED flash support.

8) SIM: Both the phones will be made available with dual-SIM configuration in select markets.

9) Body: The Moto G5S will be made available in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colours.

General Observation & Verdict:


Moto Phones are sturdy and powerful. They have always impressed us. However, we will have to wait for their official India launch. Pricing needs to be more competitive now on since there is a stiff competition will likes of Lenovo, Nokia, Samsung, Oppo and Vivo.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro Variant Leaked: 10 Key Things To Know

While Xiaomi is about to launch its one of the most ambitious smartphone Mi 5s at an event scheduled on September 27 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, a new leak has surfaced about Mi Note 2 Pro. This came to light via a screenshot posted on Weibo website recently. Will this phone will be a game changer for Xiaomi again? Let’s check out what you can expect out of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro. 

Also Read: Complete Review about Redmi Note 2

10 Key Things To Know About Redmi Note 2 Pro:

1)    Processor, RAM & Display: Redmi Note 2 Pro will be a power packed phablet and will potentially feature a whopping 8GB of RAM with a quad-core 2.6GHz CPU. Phone will also feature 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440) super AMOLED dual-edge curved display.
2)    Chipset: Note 2 Pro will come with new Snapdragon 821 chipset.
3)    OS: This phablet will sport latest Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 8 on top.
4)    Storage: The phone may potentially have 256 GB storage capacity.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro reveals variant with 8GB of RAM

5)    Battery: 3600mAh should be good to meet daily requirements.
6)  SIM: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro is going have dual SIM (GSM and GSM) capabilities.
7)   Other Features: Note 2 Pro will sport USB Type-C port, two speaker grilles, and a fingerprint sensor at the front.
8)   Release Date: There is a strong possibility that the Mi Note 2 Pro will not be unveiled for a few months yet.



9)   Price: The Note 2 Pro model's pricing is still not out.
10)  Verdict: Should be a good phone but pricing will be important to watch.

Stay Tuned to ReviewsToday for more updates. 


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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Review: 9 Best Features of iOS 9

Introduction


One of the most anticipated launch of the year is going to be Apple's iOS 9 for its mobile devices like iPhone & iPad. Apple engineers are believed to have done a major overhaul to the new OS & is expected to take Apple loyalists by a storm. In this post we shall give you a quick summary of what are the top 9 (official) features one can expect from iOS 9.

Getting to know about iOS 9


In iOS9 while some new features are up-gradation of existing apps like Siri, Pass-book, Notes while there are some new features altogether like Gestures, App-thinning technology, Transit etc.

Lets look into its hood for broader overview of these features:

UPBEAT SIRI


Siri is going to undergo major revamp in iOS9. Its going to be more predictive i.e. it will forecast what you want to know even before asking, a feature similar to Google Now or Cortana.
Siri will display pertinent info based on ones’ location, emails, calendar, search history and habits.

NEWS


The iOS9 will also showcase Apple's new Flipboard-like personalized news reader called News app aiming to replace Newsstand store.
News will be driven by 20 publishers and 50 titles with visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media as stated by Apple spokesperson.

TRANSIT


Public transit information was deficient in Apple Maps so far. Now Transit directions will make it’s debut to the Apple Maps app with iOS9. As a kick-off it will start in 12 cities & will expand to other cities in next few months.

WALLET


Apple's Wallet is the new app which is a re-modification of its Passbook app. In iOS 9, Wallet will hold securely the information on discover credit cards, loyalty cards & store credit cards in addition to the MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards, Apple Pay.

QUICK TYPE


Turning the keyboard into a trackpad? That’s right, the new iOS9 will introduce gestures for the iPad by using two fingers to select text and move the cursor like a mouse.

MULTITASKING


With the new iOS9, iPad users will be able to run two apps at the same time on the same screen via a split-screen function. It will also include new app switcher, picture-in-picture video and keyboard shortcuts enabling word-processing much easier.

NOTES


The new Notes app will now let you drop in photos, draw sketches, maps & links and add items from other apps.
You could also now create an instant checklists and take photos from within the app.

BETTER BATTERY LIFE



Expect an hour more battery life every day with new iOS9 by virtue of adding a low-power mode to squeeze out three extra hours by App-Thinning mechanism.


COMPATIBLE WITH MOST OF THE iPHONE/iPAD MODELS


iOS9 is compatible with all iPhone 4S and above models. This is a significant move as the penetration of this OS will be widely felt. This also exempts existing iPhone/iPad users from upgrading their phone by simply free upgrade of OS.


General Observation & Verdict

iOS 9 is definitely aimed to take on Android & Windows 10. Apple OS is well regarded in the market for very stable & subtle operating system which hardly crashes compared to Android & Windows. The display & sound quality is simply incredible in all iOS devices.

Stay tuned to RT for upcoming reviews on Apple Devices.


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review: Lenovo P70 smartphone

Introduction


Couple of weeks ago, ReviewToday highlighted aggressive plans of Lenovo to take on Android Smartphone market by storm. The computer turned smartphone maker had launched the Lenovo P70 smartphone at a price of Rs. 15,999 (approx. $260) in India which was initially unveiled in China in February.
The major USP of this smart phone is that it comes with 4G LTE connectivity and is backed by a large 4000mAh battery churning about 46 hours of talk time and up to 696 hours of standby time on 3G networks.

Getting to know about P70

The smartphone is a dual-sim( micro sim) based which runs on Kitkat out of the box. It also powered by a Quick Charge feature that allows the smartphone to get fully charged in 3 hours while a 15-minute charge offers up to 4 hours of talk time.

Also read: Lenovo A328 , A super speciality phone at amazing price


Build & Quality

Inside the hood, the smart-phone has above average specifications except for the OS which we think could have been better.

Processor & RAM: The smartphone sports the 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6752) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM & Mali T760-MP2 GPU

Display: It features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display

Storage: 16GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB)

Camera: 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash & a 5-megapixel fixed-focus front-facing camera

Battery: The most interesting feature of this phone, massive 4000 mAh battery extremely useful for frequent travelers & heavy users of phones

OS: Android Kitkat 4.4

Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth

Dimensions: 142x71.8x8.9mm, weighs 149 grams, and available in Midnight Blue colour.

Other features: The phone comes with advanced accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor

Also read: Guide on Quad core vs Dual core smartphones & tablets

General Observation & Verdict

Overall a good launch from Lenovo. As stated above, we would have loved to see Lollipop instead of a Kitkat and hope the phone is upgradable to higher versions of Android in future. Rest of the specs are decent for price it is being offered. We would rate this phone 3.5 out of 5.

To buy/Pre-book this phone - CLICK HERE

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pre-launch Review : Xiaomi Mi3 - The smarter smartphone

Introduction

Xiaomi, a known electronics brand from China which is making its flutters on Indian shore by launching their much anticipated smartphone called the Mi3. It claims to have top-notch specifications that you would only find in expensive smart phones.  However, will these hardware specs be a lone factor to attract consumers to this new brand?
We spent some time doing research on this new phone before its actual launch and following is our review.
Xiaomi Mi3


Getting to know Mi3
To begin with, let’s look at the built of this smartphone. It has a very pro Nokia Lumia look. We are afraid but we didn’t find the built quality to be like that of Nokia’s Lumia’s polycarbonate plastic. Don’t panic. In fact the metal body look gave it a premium look, a very smart move this Chinese maker. We must say, we were impressed.
Let’s get into the soul of the phone – the OS and hardware. The reason for which Mi3 is in news because of the hardware specs mentioned below in the cheat sheet.
First Impressions

Cheat Sheet

GENERAL
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Mini-SIM
2013, September
Available. Released 2013, December

BODY
144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm (5.67 x 2.90 x 0.32 in)
145 g (5.11 oz)                  

DISPLAY
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Yes

SOUND
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Yes
Yes

MEMORY
No
16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM

DATA
Yes
Yes
DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
v4.0, A2DP
Yes
microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go

CAMERA
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
1080p@30fps, HDR
2 MP, 1080p@30fps

FEATURES
Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Adreno 330
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
HTML5
FM radio
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Various

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)


BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Up to 500 h
Up to 25 h
Up to 50 h



General Observations
Based on our research, we found Mi3 to be an incredibly good smart phone at the price for which it is going to be available in the Indian market (Expected range: INR 13,999)
 Apart from that 5-inch 1080p display also looks brilliant and has a very good viewing angles and color reproduction. The Xiaomi Mi3 is powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat with its own MIUI.

To wrap-up, at Rs 13,999, the Xiaomi Mi3 looks like a smartphone we will surely recommend. We would also see how our Indian competitors like Micromax, Lava,Celkon & Spice phones are going to launch competitive phone against this one. Also Mi3 will also be looked as a phone which with either roll and dictate the future of Xiaomi in India or not.
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