Monday, October 27, 2014

The New Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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The new Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a new design, they are now shifting from plastic casing to a more sturdy looking metallic bodies. The smartphone also comes in different colors. The Galaxy Alpha is the best looking Samsung smartphone in the market today. It has an aluminum side and a very thin elegant look.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a bit smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S5, it is 6.7mm thick and just weigh 115g. The back panel is still made of plastic but it has a rubber feel for easy grip. The Alpha is also equipped with fingerprint reader that is located at the home button. The heart rate sensor is at the back of the phone.

Unlike the S5, Alpha is not designed for rugged use since it has no water and dust proofing. It also don't have a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The internal storage is 32GB, which I think is more than enough. The battery of the device is 1,860mAh that can go the whole day for regular usage like texting, calling, email, and surfing the net.

The screen size is 4.7" inches Super Amoled display with 1,280 x 720 resolution. Even though it doesn't have full HD resolution the display looked rich and very bright.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is powered by Snapdragon 801 chipset, and it runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The main camera that is located at the back of the phone is 12-megapixel. It has HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode that shows details that are usually lost in the shadows or blown out by bright light.

Galaxy Alpha Specs:

DISPLAY: 4.7" in Super Amoled (1,280 x 720 pixels) at 312ppi
PROCESSOR: Octa-Core processor (Quad-core 1.8Ghz Cortex -A15 and Quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A7)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
CAMERA: 12-megapixel autofocus rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera
MEMORY: 32GB internal memory, 2GB RAM
NETWORK: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, GSM/WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
BATTERY: 1,800mAh
OTHER FEATURES: Heart rate monitor, Fingerprint reader
DIMENSIONS (W x D x H): 132.4 x 6.7 x 65.5mm
WEIGHT: 115g
Colors:     Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scuba Blue

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Specs And Price

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If you are a fan of large screen then you will love this phablet from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 offers an exceptional large screen experience and performance. It is equiped with a huge 5.25” inches HD TFT capacitive touch screen that renders 720×1280 pixels. You can definitely enjoy a bigger and clearer smartphone viewing experience, which is great for watching movies or playing games.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has 146,8×75,3×8,9mm dimensions and weighs 163 grams. Underneath the device, it is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset, that provide a seamless multitasking and fast webpage loading. It has plenty of storage at 8GB internal memory, it can be expanded to 64GB with a Micro SD card.

It runs on Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 1.5GB of RAM, it is still upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat). Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is equipped with an 8 megapixel main camera located at the back with LED flash and auto-focus. The second camera on front has 1.9 megapixel. It is poweredb by  a Li-Ion 2.600mAh battery that can go up to 17 hours of talking on 3G.

The device also boast an enhanced multitasking capabilities that lets user view two apps at the same time, the user can view two instances of the same app or preview of other apps in a multi window view makes switching between apps easier.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is priced at $269.99. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apple's Newest Range iPads

Apple, US tech giant will be unveiling their new range of iPads at a Silicon Valley launch on Thursday October 16, 2014 in the hope to revitalize their spot at the top end of the tablet market.

The event will be held in an auditorium at Apple's campus in the Silicon Valley Cupertino, California. Apple will be competing with Google's new Nexus Android tablet that will be produced by HTC a Taiwanese tech company. The world tablet market is dominated by gadgets that is powered by Android software because most of it are priced lower. Apple's iOS software is the 2nd largest followed by Microsoft's mobile Windows operating system.

Jitesh Ubrani an analyst of International Data Corporation (IDC) said that the market for tablet are heading towards low-cost devices, and companies that will stick to their premium pricing will tend to lose share. iPads are priced at $500 while the mini version is at $400 while Android devices cost around $250 or $300.

It is expected that the new line of iPads will have enhanced features like fingerprint scanning and  Apple Pay mobile wallet which are included in the new iPhones.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Leaked Photos of Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 Smartphones Android 4.4.4 OS

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3, Samsung Galaxy Alpha A5, Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Android Mexico posted some leaked photos of the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 (SM-A500M) and Samsung Galaxy Alpha A5 (SM-A300H) on their Twitter account. It looks like that both latest smartphones from Samsung has the new elegant, bold, Galaxy Alpha design.

It is reported that the Galaxy A5 will have 5 inches screen size with super amoled display. It will be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 or 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, Snapdragon 410 is 64-bit processor. It will have plenty of internal storage at 16 GB that is expandable using micro SDcard. The primary camera is 13 megapixel, while the secondary front camera is 5 megapixel.

The Galaxy A3 is said to sport a 4.5 inches display with amoled screen and 960 x 540 pixels. It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz. It is also expected to have 8 GB of internal memory that is expandable using micro SDcard and 1 GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 will have 8 megapixel rear primary camera and 5 megapixel front secondary camera.

Both Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 Smartphones will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. The price tag for the Galaxy Alpha A5 is rumored to be between USD$ 400 to $450, and the Galaxy Alpha A3 is expected to be priced at USD $350 to $400.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gionee Elife S5.5, World's Thinnest Smartphone at 5.1mm

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The world's thinnest smartphone goes to the new Gionee Elife S5.5, they have set a new Guinness World Record since it is only 5.1mm thick breaking their own record. The thinnest before was Elife 5.1 which is 5.5mm thick.

Gionee or Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd is a China based mobile phones and smartphone manufacturer located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

It is so thin and at the same time powerful, you can choose between TRU Octa-core 1.7GHz or Quad core 1.2GHz CPU. It also has 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable memory. The display is 4.8-inch 720P AMOLED. The elegant frame is magnesium alloy, with curve edges just like iPhone 6. The smartphone is equipped with 5-megapixel cameras that can capture high-quality pictures.

The Gionee Elife S5.5 will be initially available in Asia this October.

Quick Specs:
  • Display: 5" Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Memory: 16 GB internal, no cardslot for expansion
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Camera: 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash (Primary), 5 MP (secondary)
  • OS: Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradаble to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery