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Samsung Galaxy Note: A Tablet or a Smartphone?

Samsung Galaxy Note is an amazing smartphone that has received a lot of attention in the market due to its unique size and S Pen (stylus). Samsung Galaxy Note price starts at Rs. 31,449 and the device boasts good quality features as well as specifications that worth a look. Read below to know more about this device.

Pros

Samsung Galaxy Note features amazing screen that provides lively viewing experience. It offers great contacts management, amazing camera clarity, excellent call quality, high quality apps provided by Samsung.

Cons
Samsung Galaxy Note is not that different like the Samsung Galaxy S2, but Note still comes expensive as per the features and specs. Only seven homescreens are provided which cannot be increased. The size of the device may be too large for some users. One concern of the user may be the camera lens that easily attracts scratches.

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy Note was marketed as a tablet or a smartphone. Though it is a smartphone, but its bigger and unusual size makes it different from rest of the smartphones available in the market. This gadget comes with amazing features and specs and smartly flaunts its bigger 5.3 inch display. Not only its design is amazing, but its features are worth the money you pay for it. The device supports 3G and 4G networks and measures a dimension of 146.9 mm x 83 mm x 9.7 mm with 178 grams of weight. Just like the other high end smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note features touch sensitive controls and it is a complete touchscreen cellphone without any physical buttons. However, you can find only one physical button right below the large display.
The display features Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and 1280 by 800 pixels resolution. You can enjoy multitouch feature and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass technology. The display provides TouchWiz user interface v4.0. This cellphone comes in Pink, Black and White color options.

Memory

Samsung Galaxy Note comes packed with 2 GB memory (comes along with the device) which can be further expanded by up to 32 GB through a microSD card. Two options of Built-in memory are provided by Samsung which are more than enough for many- 16 GB and 32 GB. 1 GB of RAM is further provided that makes the memory complete and satisfied.

Performance
To boost the performance, Samsung has loaded this smartphone with Exynos 1.4 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with Mali-400MP GPU. So, you can not only complete your tasks, but can also enjoy playing high quality games that will be well supported by this GPU. Sensors like gyro, accelerometer, compass, proximity, and barometer are provided. The device runs Android v2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system that can be upgraded to the latest v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Other Features

Messaging, Adobe Flash, Stereo FM radio with RDS, NFC support, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, TV out, SNS integration, MP3/MP4 players, image and video editor, document editor (PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word), Google setup (Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Google Talk), YouTube, Picasa, voice memo/dial/commands, and predictive text input with Swype. However, NFC support is optional.
Despite this, Samsung has equipped this device with a powerful 8 megapixel camera that provides a powerful 3264 by 2448 pixels of resolution. The camera is supported by LED flash, autofocus, check quality, touch focus, geo-tagging, smile and face detection, and image stabilization. Other than this, there is also a 2 megapixel secondary camera that is used for video calling. Users can enjoy 1080p video quality at 24-30 fps with check quality.

Connectivity

3.5 mm headset jack, memory card slot, Class 12 (GPRS, EDGE, Speed), v3.0 Bluetooth (with EDR and A2DP), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (with DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct), and v2.0 microUSB with USB On-the-Go are provided for convenience of users.

Conclusion

There are various devices, but if you are fond of its S Pen (unique stylus) and work more on documents and editors then this one is best suitable to you. The S Pen is specially provided to draw graphs and conclude business works while traveling. Check out cellphones reviews to get more idea about this device.

Samsung Galaxy Note review explores all specs and features this device boasts. Galaxy Note comes with Android Gingerbread OS and provides great performance and gaming.

Samsung Galaxy Note price starts at Rs. 31,499 which is still a good deal for the specs and features you get to access. You can read cellphones reviews to get more ideas about this smartphone that acts like a tablet PC due to its bigger size and better performance.



Tuesday, 31-Jul-2012 07:32 Email | Share | | Bookmark
BlackBerry Curve 9220 Review: An Affordable Cellphone

BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone was released in may 2012 and since then it had attracted a lot of people all over the world. There are several factors due to which this device has gained momentum apart from the brand name associated to it. However, it still carries a lot of flaws due to which many have shifted their attention to some other high end devices in the market. Those who are still interested in QWERTY keypad and are die-hard fans of BB will definitely spare their time in knowing what this cellphone has to offers.

Design and Display

The handset measures 109 by 60 by 12.7 mm and weighs just 102 grams. The display is not a touchscreen, but the same BB’s trend of using a QWERTY keypad with small screen and touchsensitive optical trackpad that once became a legend. The display boasts TFT 65K colors which is out of trend and features 320 by 240 pixels of screen resolution which reminds of the years old handsets. The display measures only 2.44 inches. The only attractive point about this cellphone is its touch-sensitive optical trackpad. BlackBerry Curve 9220 comes in four color choices – Pure White, Teal Blue, Black, and Fuchsia Pink.

Memory

The device boasts 512 MB ROM and 512 MB RAM. You can add more memory space with the help of a microSD card of up to 32 GB.

Data and Connectivity

This mobile provides GPRS and EDGE for internet access, but are not advanced. For connectivity, the device supports microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a 3.5 mm headset jack. Neither the Java is available nor is the GPS.

Camera

There is a 2 megapixel primary camera included at the rear of this device that gets 1600 by 1200 pixels of resolution. Through this low sensor camera, you can enjoy clicking outdoor images in daylight and can also record videos. There is no secondary camera which is in demand these days for concluding video calling.

Other Features

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 runs on BlackBerry 7.1 operating system and features accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors. Messaging options include MMS, email, push email, IM, and SMS with treaded view. HTML browser is provided for internet access and for entertainment Stereo FM Radio with RDS is provided. However, there is no GPS to serve the purpose of the user, especially when he is lost on the middle of the way and searching for the right direction. There is no Java integration which could bug many users.
The device comes packed with MP3/MP4 players, document viewer, predictive text input, and voice memo/dial.

Battery

This phone carries a standard Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery under its hood that gives a standby battery backup of up to 432 hours and talk-time backup of up to 7 hours. Besides this, if you play music then expect the battery to flush after 28 hours.

Price

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 price is Rs. 10,000 which seems to be less as compared to the brand and features provided. Still, at this price, users can compare it with Android based device like 4.0 ICS version for below Rs. 10,000/-

Conclusion

There are many more to consider when it comes to BlackBerry, a device that still possesses less features as compared to those in the competitive market. As compared to the Android devices, the BB Curve 9220 stands very low where not the processor and not the overall performance and convenience are provided to the users. There are barely any options to socialize or browse easily. Still the price is affordable for the BB enthusiasts.

Read various cellphone reviews to understand your requirements better. BlackBerry Curve 9220 is a good handset, but comes with less features that could disappoint many users. The device lacks several important specs that reduce the demand for the consumers, but is affordable for many especially those who are BB lovers.




Tuesday, 24-Jul-2012 02:23 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note: Direct Comparison

Comparing both the smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note will reveal a lot of things about the devices and their specs. Pricing of both the devices are high and the devices provide good features that are demanded by business or enthusiasts to serve their requirements well. Read the direct comparison made between Samsung Galaxy S3and Samsung Galaxy Note which hold some fundamental differences worth knowing.
Design
When it comes to design, both the devices get good attention due to their decent and sleek appearance. The only change that can be found easily by all is that Galaxy Note has received broader appearance and S3 has received thinner and magnifying look. Both come with multitouch powerful display and a physical button at the bottom of the screen. Both are slim and light and get distinct cover at the back. Cameras are positioned at the top center of the back and are supported by autoflash that improve the image quality especially in darker condition. Galaxy Note has rugged back cover that prevents from slipping off of the hand. On the other hand, Galaxy S3 gets metallic-like finish and is still comfortable to handle. Owners get a choice as in they want to buy bigger and broader handset or smaller handset than Note.
Look-wise both have superb design, but Galaxy S3 that launched sometimes back gets much better and amazing design that has been massively enhanced by the two superb color choices – Pebble Blue and Marble White. On the other hand, Galaxy Note comes with three color choices – Black, White and Pink.
The dimensions of Samsung Galaxy Note measures 146.9mm by 83mm by 9.7mm; whereas, Samsung Galaxy S3 measures 136.6mm by 70.6mm by 8.6mm. When it comes to their weight, Note is 178 gram, which means it is quite hefty than S3 which is 133 gram.
Display
Both the handsets sport big screen which doubles the user experience. Where Note gets 5.3 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (1280 by 800 pixels resolution) with 16M colors; S3 gets smaller than that 4.8 inches of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (1280 by 720 pixels of resolution) with 16M colors. Both the displays are equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection with multitouch functionality. Bote feature TouchWiz user-interface. S3 on the other hand gets Touch-sensitive controls. Note had received much more attention in the market due to its bigger screen size that confused people to think whether it is a tablet or a smartphone. The resolution given on both the handsets is comparable to an HD Ready TV.
Processor
Galaxy Note was launched in October 2011 and was hyped as one of the most powerful phones available on the market. It features a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor. Later in 2012 (almost 9 months later), Samsung launched its super-cool handset Galaxy S3 that received same Cortex A9 based processor with 1.4 GHz quad core CPU. Both the devices deploy Mali-400MP GPU, but Galaxy S3 is expected to get some more scores than its older sibling.
Camera
Both the devices carry eight megapixel cameras that can capably record Full HD video of 1080 pixels. Also they share similar front facing cameras with Full HD capability, giving easy access to video chat. Apart from standard geotagging, smile and face detection and touch focus, Galaxy S3 also retained HD video recording and clicking images simultaneously. So, S3 gets more advanced features than Note.
Connectivity
Galaxy S3 is again advanced than Note in this matter where it shares all common features such as microUSB ports, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS with A-GPS support, GLONASS. However, S3 gets something more than Note which are NFC, Wi-FI Direct and Bluetooth 4.0. Data transfer features are all same in both the devices.
Software
Galaxy Note is the predecessor and so it was sold with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system. It is just the 2012 when 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS was hyped and introduced. So, S3 is lucky enough to get this latest Android variant.
Memory/Storage
Both these high end handsets are termed as superphones as they come with 1 GB RAM which is simply amazing and provides great multitasking opportunity. The Note comes in two version – 16 GB and 32 GB; whereas, S3 comes with both and also adds a 64 GB version on its list. Apart from such great memory options, both the devices feature microSD slots that enable the users to use additional up to 64 GB memory card. This means, users will never go out of space ever in their life. If this is not enough then users will be more thrilled to explore that S3 is capable of storing further with the help of a 2-year license for 50 GB Dropbox cloud storage. This feature is missing in its predecessor Note.
Other features
S3 only gives microSIM card option for the convenience of the users. However, Note comes with S Pen Stylus that enables the users to draw graphs, edit or design anything and directly share with others. Due to this unique feature, Samsung Galaxy Note had received a lot of attention as a tablet cum smartphone. Users can enjoy playing games and other Java MIDP emulator applications on both the phones, except that the S3 provides more options due to 3D games which can also be downloadable.
Battery
Note gets larger battery size due to its powerful capability of 2500 mAh battery type. S3 gets smaller battery compatibility than Note with 2100 mAh battery. One reason is that Note offers much greater 3G talktime opportunity where it provides 810 minutes or 13.5 hours of backup altogether. S3 in this case provides 620 minutes of battery backup in 3G.
Pricing
Samsung Galaxy Note price is as low as Rs. 31,700 and Samsung Galaxy S3 price is set as low as Rs. 37, 990. Well, the price of S3 is fair enough as it provides all advanced features including latest Android 4.0 ICS OS as compared to Galaxy Note that still runs 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS.

Samsung Galaxy Note is the older sibling of Samsung Galaxy S3 which comes with a lot of advanced features. So, it is reasonable to say that Samsung Galaxy Note price is lower than the 8 months younger Samsung Galaxy S3.Both the devices get almost similar specs and features that talk about the premium quality level they sport. This Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note comparison lets you understand which phone is better to buy.




Thursday, 26-Apr-2012 10:32 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Nokia Lumia 900 Review: LTE, 8MP, 1GHz CPU

Nokia is set to launch its Lumia 900 in the Indian phone market which is expected to be launched somewhere in March 2012. This smartphone is the sibling of Lumia 800 and 710 and shares the same kind of look with a bit difference in design and features. This tablet not only sports its good specs, but also runs the same Windows Phone operating system just like its older brothers in the market.

Generally, Lumia 900 is the first Windows Phone to be supported by LTE connectivity. However, until now it was just a rumor which is spread as a reality and soon the European market will get to experience this phone in June 2012 as says the report. We cover all latest [http://www.techiecop.com/cellphones]cellphone reviews[/url], read further to know more about Nokia Lumia 900.

Dimensions

The Nokia Lumia 900 weighs 5.6 ounces which is 160 grams and measures 5-inch by 2.7-inch by 0.45-inch in dimensions. In other words, the exterior measures 127.8mm by 68.5mm by 11.5mm. Moreover, the phone looks more impressive due to the use of cyan and black body colors.

Features

Nokia Lumia 900 features its 4.3 inch WVGA AMOLED display and is equipped with ClearBlack technology. The display is adorned with polycarbonate unibody in a range of colors that make the phone more attractive and functional. The phone is run by a 1.4 GHz processor and also boasts 16 GB internal memory which is quite enough for people.

Camera

What is interesting to know about this phone is its camera that gives 8 megapixel resolutions. Its primary camera is the best that the phone has and offers amazing picture quality that cannot be challenged at once. Moreover, the camera is packed with Carl Zeiss optics along with f2.2/28mm lens and a new technology called double wide mode is applied for additional scene width into the frame.

Connectivity and support

Lumia 900 equips a 3.5mm headset jack that allows users to listen to music and video by using the headsets they use for their computers. Also, the phone supports advanced features such as WAP browser, USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth data connectivity. Despite this, social networking sites and applications which include Nokia Browser, maps, and pre-installed apps are offered by Nokia in its new Lumia 900.

Battery

This new smartphone get its power from a 1830 mAh battery which in today’s market, not an attractive thing to consider. There are many other smartphones available in the market that features good powered battery than this. If you use social networking sites, or play games or use apps then no wonder it would hardly run for several hours constantly.

The [http://www.techiecop.com/cellphones/nokia-lumia-900-review.html]Nokia Lumia 900[/url] is yet to be revealed officially in India, but its features are already leaked in the market for the users to know. Those who are Windows lover can think of buying this phone which offers faster processor and powerful camera. Once the phone is launched in or after March 2012, the pricing for Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone will also be revealed.


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