Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Taiwanese tech company HTC is trying to earn back it's prestige in the smartphone business that was lost due to cut-throat competition and unremarkable smartphone line-up, with their latest flagship smartphone the HTC 10. Their HTC M9 was clearly a disappointment.
The HTC 10 has overhaul its design, and pump it up with a superior audio. They have ditched the machined metal trim and replaced it with an all-glass front with beveled edges. It sports a 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display with pixel density of 564ppi. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 820, Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM.
There's plenty of storage space for your videos and photos at 32GB that can be extended using microSD up to 2TB.
The HTC 10 is equipped with a 12-UltraPixel rear- facing camera and f/1.8 lens. Images has impressive level of detail with fine color saturation. The selfie front facing camera is just average at 5MP, it covers 86° wide angle. It has Full HD 1080p video recording and voice selfie.
Another thing that will get your attention is its BoomSound audio system. The external speakers are pretty average but listening music through headphones is impressive. Battery is 3000 mAh that according to HTC can give you up to 27 hours in talk time. It runs on Android 6.0.1.
It comes in “Carbon" Gray, “Topaz" Gold and “Glacier" Silver.
5.2-inch quad-HD display
32/64GB internal storage
3,000 mAh battery
Android 6.0.1 & Sense 7.0
12 UltraPixel camera w/OIS
5 UltraPixel selfie camera w/OIS
HTC 10 5.2" 12MP 64GB 4GB RAM Snapdragon 820 3000mAh Fingerprint 4G LTE Smartphone - International Version $789.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
After launching three mid-range Xperia X series phones at MWC, Sony follow it up with another new model, the Xperia XA Ultra. It has a huge screen size at 6-inches with 1920x1080 resolution and sports Mobile BRAVIA engine 2. It retains the same looks as its smaller sibling. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Sony has not announced about the pricing or availability details of the new Sony Xperia XA Ultra smartphone but they have already confirmed that a global release of the Xperia XA Ultra is planned.
Eventhough it has a big screen Sony still says that the 2700 mAh battery can last two days on regular usage. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6755 processor and 3GB of RAM. It is equipped with 16GB of storage, with a microSD card slot offering 200GB of expansion.
The XA Ultra has a selfie-focused device, with some huge upgrades to the front-facing camera. The front camera is a 16MP snapper which is a major bump from the 8MP on the standard XA, and it also has OIS (optical image stabilization) and a selfie flash. It also has auto-focus, wide angle lens (up to 88 degrees), and HDR photo.
The rear camera is 21.5-megapixel with Exmor RS for mobile sensor, quick launch, hybrid autofocus, HDR photo, auto-scene recognition, and LED flash.
The Sony listing confirms that the Xperia XA Ultra ships with a quick charger tipping that the handset may support fast-charging. The handset will be available in White, Black, and Lime Gold colours. It measures 164.2x79.4x8.4mm and weighs 190 grams.
The Xperia XA Ultra will be available on "select markets" only starting in July.
Display: 6-inches with 1920x1080 resolution and sports Mobile BRAVIA engine 2
Processor: octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor
Front Camera: 16-megapixel Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Rear Camera: 21.5-megapixel
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery capacity: 2700mAh
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6853 5.5-Inch 4K UHD Display Factory Unlocked $599.99
Sony Xperia Z5 32GB GSM/LTE - Unlocked phone - (US Warranty) $499.00
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unlocked Phone - Black (U.S. Warranty) $428.40
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Taiwan based tech company HTC Corporation (High Tech Computer Corporation) has just released their newest mid-range smartphone, the "Desire 830" in Taiwan. The smartphone was first announced at Mobile World Congress this year.
The casing is made of plastic and comes in white & orange and white & blue colour combinations. It sports a 5.5-inch display (1080x1920 pixels). It is powered by an Octa-core 1.5 GHz Helio X10 CPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 2TB with a microSD.
The HTC Desire 830 is equipped with dual-sim connectivity and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop Operating system. It also comes with Hi-Res front-facing stereo speakers powered by Boomsound and Dolby Audio. It has an optical image stabilization for the 13MP camera which are firsts for HTC's mid-range line of smartphones.
In terms of connectivity, it has 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS on-board. It has plent of power with 2,800 mAh battery.
The Desire 830 will launch in Taiwan this Friday for $310. No word yet from HTC on when will it be available internationally.
HTC Desire 610 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Quad-Core Android 4.4 Smartphone - Black $96.00
HTC Desire 626S No Contract Phone White (Virgin Mobile) $79.99