Xiaomi Mi A1 – Launced on 5th September, 2017

Xiaomi Launched the much hyped Mi A1 with magnificent dual camera features. The event on 5th September started with Manu Jain, the Global VP of Xiaomi. In the introduction Manu explained the growth of the Brand MI globally and India, with special reference to Mi note 4, which was the largest selling phones in India.  Then the product description was done by Donavan Sung – The Director of Product Development and Marketing.

Xiaomi Mi A1

The Phone has some impressive features with premium dual camera of that of the DSLR standard giving the best Bokeh Effect. It clicks very nice shots with clear front and blurred background. Even the pixelation of the clicked image is better than the other premium expensive phones in this category.

Apart from the camera, the phone has very impressive speakers rending quality sound and music.

And to add the dessert, the unlimited storage by Google Cloud to store as many pictures clicked by the phone. The added launch offer also includes the 200GB data by Airtel.

The most striking feature of this phone is the price, which is only Rs 14999/-

The Brief USPs of the MiA1 are as follows:

  1. Camera: Dual 12MP: 12MP Camera – with very advanced features like Bokeh effect
  2. Speaker: Advance digital speakers with sound clarity
  3. Unlimited Storage for pictures on Google Cloud
  4. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor

Nokia 6 Reviews

Nokia 6 Tech Specifications and Reviews

Nokia 6, the new lined up phone from HMD Global, the Finnish Company (who struck a Licensing deal of 10 years to use the Nokia name on its phones) has good specifications.  but not on the top of the line.

Nokia 6 to be sold exclusively in India via Amazon India to be priced at ₹ 14999. The asp of this phone is the 16MP rear camera and the processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430.

Nokia was bought by Microsoft in the year 2014. However, it offered Licensing rights to the Finnish Company HMD Global to use the name, “Nokia” for a period of 10 years.

Nokia 6

The following are the Specifications of Nokia 6:

Intro Basic

Maker Nokia, HMD Global,
manufactured by Foxconn Technology.
Model 6
Indian Launch date 23rd Aug 2017
Seller Amazon India (Exclusive)
Operating System Android 7.1.1, Nougat
Customised UI Not Available
Colours Available 3 Colours,  Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Silver and Copper

 

Looks/Display/Resolution/Design:

Size 154 × 75.8 × 7.85 mm (8.4 with camera bump), 5.5 inch
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Touch screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
PPI (Pixels Per Screen) 403
Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass V3
Fingerprint Sensors Yes
Fingerprint Sensors placement Below front Screen
Display type IPS LCD
Screen to body ratio 71.27%

 

Hardware Components:

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 505
Clock Speed 1.4 Giga Hertz
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storag 32GB
Expandable storage Yes, through External Micro SD
Maximum memory expandable 128 GB
USB Connectivity Micro USB 2.0

 

Camera:

Rear Camera 16 MP
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Rear Flash Yes
Front Camera 8 MP
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Front Camera Flash
Camera USP features Exposure compensation, ISO control, PDAF
Aperture f/2.0 for both front and rear
Shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video Recording  Yes

 

Sound:

Headphone 3.5 mm Jack
Speaker sound Voice 63dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 82dB
Speaker USP Dual Speakers, Dolby Atmos
Amplifier Smart Amplifier (TFA 9891)

 

Battery:

Capacity Li – ion 3000 mAh
Quick Charge No
Removable/Non-removable Non removable

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Connectivity:

Wifi Yes
Wifi Support 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, V 4.10
OTG support for USB Yes
Dual Sim Yes
Sim 1 supports
GSM/CDMA Yes
3G Yes
4G/LTE Yes
VoLTE Yes
Sim 2 supports
GSM/CDMA Yes
3G Yes
4G/LTE Yes
VoLTE Yes

 

Network and Connectivity:

Network Speed LTE Cat.4, 150mbps, DL/50 Mbps UL
Networks GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8; LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40

 

Sensors:

Compass/Magnometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient Light Sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature Sensor No

 

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Conclusion:  The USP of Nokia 6 is only the 16 MP rear Camera. Overall it is a good phone, The Processor is of a good brand, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, which is an average performer for the Snapdragon series. The phone would have been the best incase it had installed the 600 series from the Snapdragon, though the 800 series is the best in this category.

 

Honor 5c

honor-5cHonor a subsidiary of the large MNC Huwei. Honor has been in the market for quite sometime. The brand was introduced to the Indian market by the Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart. Honor has launched several series under the flagship C – series
Currently the mid segment model available in the market is the Honor 5C.

Features/ Specifications of Honor 5C:

Market Stats: Release date: June 30
Screen size: 5.2 inch
Screen resolution & Screen tech: 1920 * 1080 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and 424 ppi, Pixel density
OS: EMUI 4.1 built on Android v6.0 – Marshmallow
Processor: Cortex-A53 HiSilicon Kirin 650 Processor, Octa-core (power efficiency is much better in Krinn than other processors)
Speed: 1.7 GHz
Camera: 13MP Primary Camera, 8MP Front Camera
Battery: 3000 mAh
Outer body: metal
Fingerprint: Fingerprint sensor with 0.5s time to unlock
RAM & Memory: 2GB RAM, Internal Memory of 16GB Expandable to 128GB
SIM: Dual sim, but the second memory slot can accommodate either a micro SD memory Card or a nano SIM.

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Moto G-Plus 4th Generation

Moto G Plus - 4th GenMotorola, Inc, one of the oldest companies started its operation in the year 1928 based out of Chicago, Illionois, United States of America. It was an American Telecommunication Company. Due to constant losses, the company was divided into two independent public companies i.e Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. On 2012, Google Inc, acquired Motorola and then sold it to Lenovo in 2014.
After the renovation of the Moto brand by Google and then Lenovo, Flipkart was the first e-commerce outlet to sell Moto phones. Various versions of Moto were sold over the years including the E, G, X and the Z series and the Z Play series. The latest mid-section budget phone from the brand Moto is the Moto G Plus- Fourth Gen

Features/ Specifications of Moto G Plus– Fourth Gen

Market stats: Announcement date: May 2016
Launch date: May 2016
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen resolution & Screen tech: 1920*1080, 401 ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS: Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor: MSM8952 Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 617 octa-core processor and also 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU
Speed: 1.5 GHzmoto_g4_plus_fingerprint-reader
Camera: 16 MP primary Camera with laser focus and with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and Pro features of better quality pictures. 5 MP Front Camera
Battery: 3000 mAh with TurboPower charging, (ie. Equivalent of 6 hours of charge in just 15 min). Turbo Power charging uses the facility of discharging more power adequately and safely to charge the battery faster.
Outer body: Non-metal
Fingerprint: Available
RAM & Memory: 3 GB Ram, Internal memory of 32 GB – expandable to 128 GB
SIM: Single Sim (Micro-sim) (with Dual standby mode)

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ONE PLUS THREE

oneplus3_softgoldOne plus is a Chinese phone manufacturer with a global presence in more than 42 countries. It is a wholly owned subsidy of OPPO, founded by Pete Lau on 16 Dec 2013. One Plus came under controversy with the usage of the Cyanogen mod, a modified Android OS, for which Micromax was given exclusive rights to operate in India.
Starting with the punch line “Never Settle”. One Plus has made a name for itself in the mid-price range of mobile phones. One of the intelligent marketing strategies that it used was the usage of the referral system. This techniques ensured that there were not much complaints and media controversies and just plain sale. The referral system also ensured its uniqueness, as it raised curiosity in the market and more people were drawn into buying it. The two famous flagships launched by one plus are (i) One Plus One and (ii) One Plus two and (iii) One Plus X – Limited Edition
However, One Plus have done away with the referral system with the launch of the new One Plus three by 14th June 2016. This was a move much anticipated as the product already has made a name in this segment and is more receptive for open market reviews.
One Plus as always, have provided the state of the art technology to all its previous models (like the one plus one, one plus two and one plus X) and have also imbibed the innovative techs to its latest One Plus three. This model has almost all the features of an Iphone 6 or the latest S-series of Samsung.

Features of One Plus Three:

Market Stats:
Announcement date: June 2016
Release date June 2016
Screen size: 5.5 (139cms)
Screen resolution & Screen tech: 1920 * 1080 pixels Optic AMOLED capacitive touch screen with full HD (401 ppi). The screen is made of the tough Gorilla glass 4.
OS: Oxygen built on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
Processor: Kryo Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core processor, (14nM Finfeet technology – a technology for superior circuit integration) Adreno 530 GPU
Speed: Upto 2.2 GHz
Camera: 16 MP Primary Camera (f/ 2.0 Aperture, 1.12μm Pixels) with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and EIS and OIS (Electronic and Optical Image Stabilization) (PB: One Plus Three clams that both the features of EIS and OIS is available, but not sure. Both the features ensure that pictures and videos taken in motion remains undistorted. EIS is done electronically by the camera itself, however OIS is an arrangement of the hardware in such a way that there is less movement in the camera even if the handset moves enormously. Its more like a shock absorber) Front camera: 8 MP
Battery: 3000 mAh lithium-polymer battery (non-removable) powered by Dash Charge Technology – This technology is about charging the battery really fast. Though this feature has a drawback, of reducing the quality of the battery over a period however, it takes 30 minutes to charge from empty to 63% but it needs another 44 minutes reach full capacity.One plus three specs
Outer body: Space Grade Anodized Aluminum Unibody- The backbody is made of an alloy in which Aluminum is the predominant metal. This prevents scratch discoloring due to friction and resistance.
Fingerprint: Ceramic coated Finger print scanner – responds in 0.2 seconds
RAM & Memory: 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, (LPDDR – Low Power Double Data Rate – This technology is mostly for increasing the speed of data transfers and saving energy.) – 64GB (UFS 2.0 Flash) –
(PB: 2.0 Flash was something unique only to Samsung S6. But now its available in most of the devices)
SIM: Dual Nano – SIM dual standby (4G+4G).
Additional Features: NFC enabled (NFC – Near Field Communication which uses the RFID Radio Frequency Identification – the tech used for immediate touch payments like that form Google wallet, Apple pay, Amiibo, etc. Presently in India the Bar-code scanner is more in use than the NFC. This feature is not unique and is available in almost all the models of this segment) not very widely used presently as the Bar-code scanner, reversible type – C Connector (The basic wire for charging and data transfer is both side narrowed and – 1 year manufacturing warranty with 6 months accessories warranty.
Colours: Available in two variants Graphite and Soft Gold

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XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3

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Xiaomi as a brand has emerged as an undisputed champion in the Indian mobile handset market over a period of 5 years. The biggest reasons for its success is its superior performance in all aspects starting from sound clarity, durability, looks and speed of performance. And the most striking feature is the price range. None of the models cost more than 25K. The most successful flagship under Xiaomi are the Redmi series and Mi series. Redmi has another variant apart from 2S, 3S as Note, Note 2, and Note 3.
The largest selling flagship under Xiaomi is the Redmi note series. Currently the Redmi Note 3 series available in the market has the following features:

 

Features/ Specifications of Redmi note 3

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Screen size: 5.5 (139cms)
Screen resolution & Screen tech: 1920 * 1080 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and 401 ppi, Pixel density additional features include: Sunlight display, Reading mode and Night mode
OS: Android 5.1, lollipop with MiUi 7 (an interface developed by Xiaomi)
Processor: Snapdragon, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core 64-bit processor with ARM Cotex-A72 lead cores
Speed: 1.8 GHz
Camera: Primary: 16 MP with aperture – f/2.0 and ISP (Image Signal Processor), PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and two tone flash. Front: 5 MP with aperture – f/2.0 aperture.
Battery: 4050 mAH high density lithium-polymer battery
Outer body: Metal with polished looks
Fingerprint: Fingerprint sensor with chip-level security encryption with 0.3s time to unlock
RAM & Memory: (i) Variant 1 – 2GB RAM with 16GB internal space – expandable to 256GB
(ii) Variant 2 – 3GB RAM with 32GB internal space – expandable to 256GB
SIM: Dual Sim (4G + 4G) Micro + Nano(Hybrid)

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