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Don’t just Do…Do More with the Panasonic P81 Smartphone with an Octa Core Processor


There are those who do and those who do more with super speed.

When you want to do more at super speed.. get the Panasonic P81 Smartphone with an Octa Core Processor.

The Panasonic P81 Smartphone offers:

  • super fast processing with an Octa Core Processor
  • multi-window smart app switching
  • a rich browsing experience
  • simplified calling
  • simplified organizing
  • and much more.

The Panasonic P81 is coming soon at a store near you. Watch out for a detailed review in May 2014.

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Motorola launches Moto E Smartphone in India for Rs. 6,999/-

Moto E Mobile

Today, Motorola has launched Moto E an attractive and rugged Dual SIM Smartphone in India. The Moto E is affordably priced at Rs. 6,999/- and is available exclusively from the online retailer, Flipkart.

The Moto E Smartphone runs on the Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 Operating System and is built using the Snapdragon 200 SOC. The Moto E has a Dual Core 1.2 GHz A7 Processor, Adreno 302 440 MHz Graphics Processor, 1GB RAM and 4GB Internal Storage expandable up to 32GB using a Micro SD Card. The phone does not have any bloatware which conserves its System Resources. It comes preloaded with Moto Alert and Moto Assist; two useful applications.

The Moto E phone has a 4.3″ IPS 540*960 qHD 256 ppi Display with 24 bit Color Depth for Dynamic Colors, Anti Smudge Coating and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance. The Display is optically bonded for less glare/reflection. The Moto E is coated for resistance against water spills, such as in case of rainfall.

The phone is powered by a 1980 mAh non-removable Battery that is claimed to last for a full day on a single charge.

Moto E has a 5MP Camera on its rear with features such as One Tap Capture, 4x Digital Zoom, Burst Mode, Auto HDR and Panorama mode. The Camera does not have Auto Focus capability and is without an LED Flash.  The user has to touch the screen to focus and capture a picture. Auto Focus would have made photography simpler for first time users and beginners. An LED Flash could have been very useful. Due to lack of Flash, the Camera does not take good pictures in a dark environment. There is no Front Camera either, although it is not used much anyway.

The phone can playback high resolution videos of 720p and can record videos in 854x480p (FWVGA) resolution at 30 frames per second.

Moto E has also has an inbuilt FM Radio. Like most other phones, Headphones are required to use the Radio.

Moto E is equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, a 3.5mm Headphone socket and a micro USB port. Micro SIMs are used in the phone. The phone has an Accelerometer, Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors, a Notification LED and Two front Speakers, above and below its Display. At this time we are not sure whether both SIMs support 3G data or only one SIM can be used for 3G data.

The phone bears the design elements of its sibling, the Moto G and is available in Black and White Colors with more than 20 Motorola Back, Flip and Grip Covers for style and personalization. The phone is a bit heavy at 142 grams.

With a rich feature list and an affordable price, the Moto E is for ‘Everyone’ desirous of an ‘Excellent’ Dual SIM Smartphone at an affordable price.

We believe that the Moto E will attract users intending to migrate from Feature phones to Smartphones and shall give good competition to homegrown mobile brands in the Indian market.

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LG Optimus G Pro launched in India

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LG Electronics today announced its latest Mobile Handset, the LG Optimus G Pro (LG E988).

The LG Optimus G Pro is a feature rich Smartphone that has been built using latest and state-of-the-art Hardware and the latest release of the Android Operating System. Launched at a Price-Tag of Rs.42,500/-, this Handset is intended for sale to buyers of Premium Smart Phones and those who are wanting to upgrade their Premium Smartphones from Apple, HTC, Samsung, Sony, etc. As a Launch Offer an LG Smart Cover worth Rs. 2500/- is being offered free with the LG Optimus G Pro. A few online retailers are also booking the LG Optimus G Pro at a Special Price of Rs. 38,990/-.

The LG Optimus G Pro has a Large 5.5″ Full HD (1920*1080) IPS Display for Superior Graphics and Accurate Colors with a 16:9 Aspect Ratio for Widescreen Viewing400 ppi (Pixels per Inch) and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for enhanced Scratch Resistance and Protection of the Phone’s Display. In spite of its large display the LG Optimus Pro has a comfortable grip for one hand operation and fits well in one’s pocket. The Narrow Bezel (just 3.65mm) of the LG Optimus G Pro makes it look sleek and highlights its Display. The backside of the phone has a Textured Pattern for an Anti-Slip Grip and Scratch Resistance.

The LG Optimus G Pro is equipped with a High Speed 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core Processor for Processor Intensive Applications, High End Games, Fast Internet Browsing and Connectivity.

The LG Optimus G Pro has also raised the benchmarks of Cameras in Premium Mobile Phones by offering a 13MP Full HD Rear Camera and a 2.1MP Full HD Front Camera. Both the Cameras are feature rich and can be used simultaneously. The LG Optimus G Pro has a Dual Camera – Dual Recording feature with which you can record an occasion using its Rear Camera, while recording your own presence using its Front Camera. The Camera also has a VR Panorama mode for creation of 360 Degree Panorama Pictures.

Some of the other features of the LG Optimus G Pro are:

  • Smart Video (pauses the video when you are not watching the video)
  • Pause and Resume Video Recording (for pausing a video recording at the time of unwanted footage and resuming the recording seamlessly for a single video)
  • QRemote (the phone can be used an Infrared Remote Controller for TVs, Setup Boxes, Audio Systems, etc.) and
  • Qslide for simultaneous Display of multiple running Applications

The LG Optimus G Pro is also equipped with a best-in-class Long Lasting, High Capacity Battery of 3140 mAh. The high capacity Battery of the LG Optimus G Pro has been designed to deliver longer usage time and longer battery life.

The Key Specifications of the LG Optimus G Pro Smartphone are:

  • Opearting System: Android Jelly Bean OS 4.2.1
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD  IPS display (1080 x 1920 pixels, 400 ppi)
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7 GHz Quad-Core  Processor
  • Cameras: 13MP Rear camera and 2.1MP front camera (Both Cameras support full HD recording at 1080p)
  • Battery: 3,140 mAh Battery
  • Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • Other Features: QSlide, Dual Camera/ Dual Recording, VR Panorama, Pause & Resume Recording, Audio Zoom, Smart LED home button, QTranslator, QRemote, Dual Screen Dual Play

Our View: In our opinion, for establishing a large footprint in the market, LG should have launched this High Performance and Elegant Smartphone at a lower price. With a lower price it would have not only got more customers, more market share but would have also hit its Competitors hard in the Premium Smartphone market.

We’ll keep you posted with a Detailed Review of the LG Optimus G Pro soon.

Have Comments or Questions that need Answers?  Ask us and we will be happy to answer all your queries.

Lava XOLO Smartphone Review


XOLO Smartphone

At the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona during February this year, Intel Corporation, the global leader in Microprocessor technology showcased its Smartphone reference design featuring the Intel Atom Processor Z2460 with Hyper-Threading Technology and support for HSPA+ and the Intel XMM 6260 Platform.

During April this year, Intel Corporation and Lava International, an Indian mobile handset vendor has launched in India XOLO, a Smartphone based upon Intel’s design.

Lenovo and Orange have also launched Smartphones based upon Intel’s design recently.

We’ll have a look at what the phone has to offer to you in terms of its features, specifications, its Pros and Cons.

The Lava XOLO Smartphone is powered by a fast 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor Z2460 (Medfield platform).  The Atom Processor Z2460 supports Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology for doing multiple tasks at one time and supports HSPA+ Technology for High Speed Communication on Mobile Networks.

Intel Atom Processors offer High Speed Processing with Low Power Consumption. Intel Atom Processors are popular in entry level Desktop PCs, Netbooks and have also made headway into entry level Small Business Servers. Intel Atom Processors offer great value and performance while conserving Power. Benefits to you… high performance, fast web browsing, responsive apps and effortless multi-tasking. You also get more Talk/ Standby/ Browsing time without having to recharge your phone’s battery frequently.

It uses Intel’s XMM6260 Slim Modem Platform, a highly integrated network platform requiring very little power. The platform features an integrated power management unit, supports quad-band EDGE and multi-band HSPA+ for global connectivity. Benefits to you…high performance and access to high speed networks without changing/ upgrading your smartphone in the nearest future. Since the platform itself uses very little power, you also get more Talk/ Standby/ Browsing time without having to recharge your phone’s battery frequently.

Lava XOLO  X900 Smartphone – Pros

  • Attractive Appearance (its Design is likeable by both Men and Women).
  • High Speed Intel Atom Processor @ 1.6 GHz.
  • Support for quad-band EDGE and multi-band HSPA+ for Global Connectivity to High Speed Mobile Networks.
  • Large 4.03” LCD Display with 16 Million Colors.
  • 8MP Rear HD Camera with LED Flash – shoots up to 15 Frames/Second in Burst Mode.
  • 1.3MP Front Camera for Video Calling/ Video Chat.
  • Extensive Camera Settings like White Balance, Flash, Exposures, Focus, ISO, Frame Rate, Scene Mode, Color Effects, etc. for convenient Amateur and Advanced Photography.
  • Touchscreen with Scratch Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Dual Active Noise Cancellation Microphones for Clear Conversations in Noisy Environments like Railway Stations, Factories, Outdoors, etc.
  • “Swype” Keyboard for typing convenience.
  • Support for NFC (Near Field Communications).
  • Micro HDMI Port for connectivity to TVs and Projectors equipped with HDMI Port. (The Micro HDMI cable is not included).
  • Software Upgradeable to Android 4.0 (ICS) – Upgrade Not Available Yet.
  • Good Build Quality.
  • Rugged Design.
  • Well placed and convenient-to-use Hard Keys.
  • Slightly thicker phone design makes it comfortable to steadily hold the phone, while using it as a Camera.
  • Brightness Control Widget in the Function/Feature Notification Bar.
  • Dedicated website with Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Software Update & User Guide Downloads.
  • Xolo Care Software on Phone.
  • Doubletwist Software for syncing iTunes Music.

Lava XOLO  X900 Smartphone – Cons

  • The phone is slightly on the thicker side.
  • The phone grip is not very comfortable while holding it for a long duration.
  • The Touchscreen of the phone is not the most responsive for the price of the phone.
  • The Display of the phone is not the best in comparison with other phones in its price range.
  • No expandable Memory/ No SD Card Slot for Additional Storage.
  • Fixed non-removable Battery. Makes it impossible for the User to remove the phone’s battery for troubleshooting purpose or for replacing the phone’s battery with a spare battery when required.
  • Micro SIM Slot. The Micro SIM slot makes it difficult for Users having more than one active SIM to use the same phone, during travel or otherwise.
  • Hard to clean Camera Lens and inner side of the Lens Cover of the phone. The phone has to be opened for cleaning its Camera Lens and the inner side of its Lens Cover.
  • The Hard Key for Camera is a little less responsive in its time-to-shoot. The onscreen ‘Capture’ button takes pictures faster.
  • The size of the Icons for the Camera Settings Menu is Small.
  • The phone has Low Volume for media playback. The maximum volume is sufficient only for media playback using Headphones.
  • The Quality of Sound of the phone is not the best for the price of the phone.
  • Low Volume for ringtones renders ringtones inaudible in noisy areas or from a distance.
  • The phone runs on the dated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS.
  • Upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is not yet available.
  • The supplied USB cable’s length could have been longer for convenient charging and PC connectivity.
  • Wireless Connectivity with Dlink Wireless Routers.
  • High Price.

The Specifications of the Lava XOLO Smartphone are:

Chipset                                  Intel Atom Processor Z2460
CPU                                       1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ with Hyper Threading

Clock speed                          400 MHz
Triangles per second          40 million

Display Size                          4.03″
Display Colors                      16 Million
Display Resolution              1024*600
Display Technology            TFT LCD Capacitive Touch with Corning Gorilla Glass

OPERATING SYSTEM  Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgradable to Android 4.0

Internal Memory                 16 GB (Available Memory will be subject to Software Configuration)
RAM                                       1 GB
Expandable Memory           Not Available

Rear Camera                        8 MP
Front Camera                       1.3 MP
Flash support                       Yes, Single LED
Auto focus                             Yes
Touch focus                          Yes
Digital zoom                         8x
HD recording – Rear          1080p
Video chat – Front              480p
Burst Mode                           15 fps, 10 images in <1 sec
Camera Modes                     Auto, Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night Portrait, Fireworks

SENSORS                          Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

USB                                        2.0 Hi Speed
Bluetooth                              v2.1
Wi-Fi                                      802.11 b/g/n
NFC                                        Yes – 13.56 MHz
WLAN support                     Yes
Modem                                   Intel XMM6260

Dual Speakers                     Yes, 0.3 W each
Digital Microphones          2
Ambient Noise Cancellation Yes
Voice Recording                 Yes, 3GPP
Audio Codecs supported   MP3, MIDI, WAV, 3GPP

Video Recording/Playback Full HD 1080p @ 30fps
Video Codecs supported    MPEG4, 3GPP, WMC, H.264, VP8
Video Player                         Android Video Player, DoubleTwist

GSM                                       850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSPA                       850/900/1900/2100
HSPA+                                  850/900/1900/2100
Edge/GPRS                          Class 10
WCDMA                                Yes
HSPA+                                  Up to 21 Mbps (DL), Up to 5.7 Mbps (UL)

Battery Capacity                   1460 mAh
Browsing (3G)                      Up to 5 hours
Talk time (3G)                      Up to 8 hours
Talk time (2G)                      Up to 14 hours
Music playback (earphones) Up to 45 hours
1080p Video                         Up to 6 hours
Total Standby time              Up to 14 days

Dimensions                          123 x 63 x 10.99 mm
Hard Keys                             Power key, Volume key, Camera key
Slots                                       Micro SIM Card Slot, Micro USB, Micro HDMI, 3.5 mm audio jack
Weight                                   124 grams

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