Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is obtainable solely on AT&T for those of you UN agency work and play in water and mud. At $199 with contract and $599 off contract, it is the same worth because the normal Galaxy S4 and appears nearly identical: it\’s simply a hair thicker however it\’s a similar form and also the controls ar within the same places. It gets a pretend bronze back that is accessible in zingy blue or sedate grey and it\’s rubber finish caps to stay wetness out and provides it a rugged look. The automaton four.2.2 smartphone is water and mud resistant. The IP67 rated phone will face up to immersion in up to three feet of water for up to half-hour (watch our video review to envision it under the water). that does not suggest find their way on the Davy Jones in your breathing machine gear, however it\’s safe within the kiddie pool. it\’s not ruggedized to face up to drops and shocks, thus it\’s for those of you UN agency inherit contact with water and mud however not people who drop or sit on their phones.

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What\’s totally different from the Samsung Galaxy S4?

– The Galaxy S4 Active maintains the 5\” full HD show, however it is a TFT liquid crystal display instead of Super AMOLED panel. meaning a lot of natural colours however blacks are not as astonishingly inky-black like Super AMOLED and a few Samsung smartphone fans may miss those higher than life Super AMOLED hues. the great news is that it\’s a lot of visible outdoors below direct daylight and it keeps the gloves-friendly feature. Note that bit does not work once the phone is underwater (water is semiconductive and and it confuses electrical phenomenon sensors), thus Samsung disables the bit sensors once you are exploitation options like underwater photography mode. this can be doubtless why the phone has mechanical instead of electrical phenomenon buttons on the front. this is not a Samsung issue: Sony\’s waterproof Xperia Z smartphone and Xperia pill Z automaton tablet\’s bit do not work once submerged or terribly wet.

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– The rear camera is 8MP instead of 13MP, however you get all a similar camera code and artistic shooting modes. In fact, there is a new one known as \”aqua\” for underwater shooting. Image and video quality is extremely the same as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II, that is to mention sensible however not as spectacularly elaborate because the S4.

– Ultimately, the cellphone has actual physical front side control buttons instead of electrical phenomenon.

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Inside we\’re watching a similar class-leading one.9GHz Qualcomm flower 600 quad core central processing unit with Adreno 320 graphics, two gigs of RAM and sixteen gigs of internal storage. As you\’d therefore expect, the Galaxy S4 Active benchmarks a similar because the regular Galaxy S4. Samsung managed to create the phone water and mud resistant whereas keeping the removable back cowl. take away the rear and you may notice a similar 2600 mAh removable battery, small SIM card slot and small SDXC card slot. The door features a rubber seal, and you must make certain you have it fully snapped in situ before taking it and your rubber lover into the tub. Note: it takes somewhat a lot of work to induce the rear snapped on compared to the Galaxy S4 as a result of that rubber seal is tight. Likewise, the small USB port on all-time low features a rubber cowl that has got to be closed before you play in water. The earpiece jack is open as ar the mic holes, thus Samsung has done some interior waterproofing for those. decision quality does not suffer thanks to waterproof membranes, and also the Active sounds even as excellent because the normal Galaxy S4. The phone has a similar IR Ab remote for your theatre gear because the normal GS4.

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The OS and TouchWiz code with myriad Samsung apps and tweaks ar precisely the same because the Galaxy S4, thus we can\’t rehash those well (please browse our Samsung Galaxy S4 review if you are unacquainted with the GS4). The cellphone has break up window multi-tasking, the floating video player, Smart Stay, Samsung\’s sharing options that play nicely with different recent Galaxy product and their usual extremely tailored UI. Android 4.2.2 is below the hood, and that is the foremost recent version of automaton as of this writing, thus you are obtaining a really current smartphone.

Conclusion

If you\’re keen on the Samsung Galaxy S4, however work or play in harsh environments wherever the phone comes into contact with water and mud, then the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is for you. so as to stay the worth a similar because the regular GS4, Samsung born the camera quality down a notch, however you are still obtaining a really sensible shooter than will even photograph fishies underwater. simply detain mind that this is not a rugged phone and if bumps and drops ar a section of your phone\’s way of life, you will still want a rugged case.

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Price: $199 with two year contract, $599 while not contract.

Specs:

Display: 5″ LCD (441 ppi). Resolution: 1920 x 1080. Has normal light indicator, accelerometer and vicinity indicator. Works when wearing safety gloves using increased touchscreen display understanding setting.

Battery: Lithium Ion Plastic standard rechargeable. Battery power is user exchangeable. 2600 mAh.

Performance: 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad primary CPU with Adreno 320 design. 2 jobs DDR2 RAM. 16 or 32 jobs internal storage.

Size: 5.5 x 2.8 x 0.36 inches wide. Weight: 5.29 oz..

Phone: GSM quad group world cellphone with LTE 4G and HSPA+.

Camera: 2 mega-pixel front side video talk digital camera and 8 mega-pixel rear digital camera with LED display, BSI and HDR for photos. Digital image stabilizing, can use front side and rear digital camera at the same time.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 3.5mm conventional stereo earphone port.

Networking: Incorporated double group WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac, NFC and Wireless 4.0. Not suitable with first generation New samsung TecTile NFC labels, must use the new TecTiles.

Software: Android operating system OS 4.2.2 Jam Vegetable with New samsung TouchWiz UI. New samsung applications and features including Air Action, Intelligent Search, Intelligent Stay, Watch On (AV remote with IR control), S Ray, Multi Windows, Air Perspective, S Voice, S Translation and Friend Share. Polaris Workplace (MS Workplace suitable package that can look at, modify and create Workplace docs), service provider applications and conventional package of Google applications.

Expansion: 1 SDXC microSD card slot, suitable with cards up to 64 jobs.

Samsung Focus 2 (Video Review)

The Focus a pair of is Samsung\’s initial LTE Windows Phone, and it\’s a lot of transportable and cheap than the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II LTE Windows Phones on ATT. the main target a pair of includes a 4\” Super AMOLED show running at the standard 800 x 480 resolution, and it\’s power-driven by a similar one.4GHz flower second generation hardware employed in several current Windows Phone seven.5 Mango smartphones. the main target a pair of fights the favored Nokia Lumia 900 with its low $49.99 tag with contract.

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The Focus a pair of could be a bit storage challenged, and it\’s simply eight gigs of storage with half dozen out there for your use. there\’s no removable storage in contrast to the initial Focus. The phone has LTE 4G and HSPA+ for quick information, and you may undoubtedly notice the distinction on either network vs. the comparatively slow information speeds on the primary Focus. the main target a pair of has the mobile hotspot feature therefore you\’ll be able to use the phone as a wireless high speed model for your portable computer or pill. The Samsung has WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth a pair of.1 + EDR and a GPS with Bing Maps and AT&T Navigator. there is a front video chat camera that works with Skype and Tango and a rear 5MP camera with diode flash that may shoot 720p video.

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The phone is gloss white and whereas it resists dirt, it will show fingerprints and is slippery. the look is straightforward on the eyes however the phone will scream plastic (hey, it\’s solely $50 with contract). Still, the Lumia 900 could be a way more enticing phone for $99 with contract, and it sports a bigger and higher show and Nokia\’s compelling apps and services.

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The Focus a pair of fights back with a removable 1750 mAh battery and a a lot of pocket-sized type. If you wish to be able to swap during a spare battery on the go and dislike pocket-stretching huge phones, it\’s value a glance.

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Specs:

Display: 4″ Super AMOLEDdisplay. Resolution: 800 x 480, facilitates both symbol and landscape ways.

Battery: Lithium Ion standard rechargeable. Battery power is user disposable. 1,000 mAh.

Performance: 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 CPU. 512 megs RAM, 8 jobs internal storage.

Size: 4.79 x 2.47 x 0.43 inches wide. Weight: 4.3 oz..

Phone: GSM quad band with 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE.

Camera: 5.0MP rear photographic camera with LED display that can capture 720p movie, front movie talk photographic camera.

Audio: Built in presenter, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo earphone port.

Networking: Incorporated WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Wireless 2.1 + EDR.

Software: Windows Cellphone 7.5 Apple.

Expansion: None.

LG Spectrum 2 (Video Review)

The LG Variety 2 takes great end specifications down to a mid-level cost. At $99 with agreement, it has many of the same specifications and functions as $199 Android operating system mobile phones like the New samsung Universe S III. The OS edition is the only true frustration for Android operating system lovers since it operates 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food rather than 4.1 Jam Vegetable and LG’s reputation for appropriate OS up-dates hasn’t been outstanding.

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The smart cellphone has a charming 4.7″ IPS show running at 1280 x 720 that’s secured by Gorilla Cup. That’s the same quality as other current great end Android operating system smart cellphone on the market except the full 1080p HTC Android DNA. It operates on the regular 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 jobs of inner storage space with ~11.6 jobs available for your use. Yes, there’s an SDHC microSD card port under the returning protect and the 2150 mAh Lithium Ion battery power is detachable.

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The Variety 2 has gotten dinged for it’s dull looks, and it’s not the most interesting looking cellphone. The front is a basic rectangular shape and the rubbery nasty returning protect doesn’t really fit the rest of the cell phone’s design. Still, we’ve seen more intense and at 0.36″, it’s not all that dense. The cellphone has a able 8MP back photographic camera with LED show and a fron 1.3MP movie talk photographic camera. It has 4G LTE on Verizon’s system, 3G EV-DO Rev. A and GSM wandering abilities.

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Dual group WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Wireless bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC and Qi wi-fi asking for circular out this able cell phone’s functions. LG contributes extra movie play-back support and the smart cellphone can manage WMV and DivX play-back out of the box. Call quality and wedding celebration are above regular and the cellphone taken in very amazing publish and obtain rates of speed on Verizon wireless Wireless’ 4G LTE system in our area.

Conclusion

We often recommend buying the best cellphone you can with your agreement since the cell phone’s cost is less space-consuming than the cost of a 2 season agreement. In the case of the Variety 2, you’re not giving up much by going with this $99 smart cellphone vs. $199 mobile phones. Beyond looks, which are of course very subjective, our only warning is that it delivers with Android operating system 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food rather than 4.1 Jam Vegetable, and LG’s reputation for improvements hasn’t been good.

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Price: $99 with 2 season agreement, $499 without agreement extension

iBall Slide Q9703

iBall has launched the Slide Q9703, the company’s latest pill within the Slide Performance series. It has a 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) HD IPS ten multi-touch membrane show, hopped-up by a one.2 Gc quad-core processor with PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU and runs on automaton four.1 (Jelly Bean). it\’s a 5-megapixel machine focus camera on the rear and a  2-megapixel front facing camera. we have a tendency to reviewed the Zync Quad nine.7 that comes with similar options, however the Zync pill is cheaper. This additionally includes 4K video player that helps you to play videos at 4K resolution (4,096 × 2,304 pixels) on the pill.

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iBall Slide Q9703 specifications

  •     9.7-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels)  HD IPS multi-touch membrane show
  •     1.2 Gc quad-core processor, SGX544 MP2 GPU
  •     Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  •     5MP machine focus camera
  •     2MP front-facing camera
  •     2GB RAM, 16GB inner storage, extended up to 32 GB
  •     3G via USB electronic device, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth, USB OTG, HDM
  •     3.5 millimetre audio jack
  •     8000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery

Sony Xperia UL with 5-inch 1080p exhibit, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor chip proclaimed for The japanese

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Sony models Cellular has declared the Xperia UL (SOL22) for Asia. It has a 5-inch Complete HD (1920×1080 pixels) Truth show with mobile Bravia Motor 2, operated by 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ 8064 processer with Adreno 320 GPU and operates on 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It has a 13.1-megapixel back photographic camera with BSI Exmor RS indicator Sensor, LED Display and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing photographic camera. The back photographic camera can catch 15 rush photos per second. It has IPX5/8 and IPX5 scores for the water and dirt level of resistance. Sony models declared the Xperia A, a mid-range Android operating system smart phone with a 4.55-inch HD show in Asia lately.

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Sony models Xperia UL specifications

  •     5-inch Complete HD (1920×1080 pixels) Truth show with mobile Bravia Motor 2 at 443 ppi pixel density
  •     1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ 8064 processer with Adreno 320 GPU
  •     Android operating system 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  •    13.1 MP photographic camera with LED Display, Burst Method, BSI Exmor RS indicator for HDR pictures and video
  •    0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera
  •    Water and Dust Proof (PX5 / 8 and IPX5)
  •     10.5 mm dense and is 145g
  •     2GB RAM, 16GB storage space, extended storage up to 64GB with microSD
  •     4G LTE, MHL, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n, Wireless, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC
  •     2300 mAh battery

The Sony models Xperia UL comes in White-colored, Dark and Light red shades and would go for selling from Japan’s KDDI owner on Twenty fifth May. No term on costs yet.

Xolo X910 with 4.3-inch screen, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom chip on its way soon

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Xolo is all set to launch the X910, the business’s new smart cellphone operated by an Apple Atom processor processor . The cellphone has showed up on Flipkart with finish specifications and pictures. It would have a 4.3-inch (960 x 540 pixels) capacitive contact show with 256 ppi pixel solidity, operated by a 1.6 GHz Apple Atom processor processor with 400 MHz GPU and run on Android operating system 4.0 (Ice Lotion Sandwich) just like the other Xolo gadgets operated by a Apple Atom processor processor.  No information about the actual design of Apple processor yet, but it is likely to come with a 1.6 GHz Apple Atom Z2460 processor processor just like the X900.

Looking at the requirements, this cellphone is likely to be cost smaller than the X900. Xolo released the X900, the business’s first Android operating system smart cellphone operated by an Apple Atom processor processor last season, and released the X1000 operated by a 2 GHz Apple Atom Z2480 processor processor a few months ago.

XOLO X910 Specifications.

  •     4.3-inch (960 x 540 pixels) capacitive touchscreen technology IPS show with 256 ppi pixel density
  •     1.6 GHz Apple Atom processor processor with 400 MHz GPU
  •     Android operating system 4.0 (Ice Lotion Sandwich)
  •     5MP auto-focus photographic camera with LED flash
  •     0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  •     1GB, 4GB of storage space, extended storage up to 32GB with microSD
  •     3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps; HSUPA: 11.5 Mbps) , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wireless v2.1, aGPS
  •     3.5 mm sound jack
  •     2000 mAh battery

No term on costs or the provision yet.

Spice Excellent Skyline Professional Mi-505 with 5-inch screen, dual-core processor introduced for Rs. 8499

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S Flexibility has released the Outstanding Skyline Pro Mi-505, heir of the Liven Outstanding Skyline Mi-500 that was released last year. It has a identical 5-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive contact show, operated by a 1 GHz dual-core processer and operates on Android operating system 4.0 (Ice Lotion Sandwich). It has a 5-megapixel auto-focus photographic camera with double LED show on the back just like its forerunner, but this one has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing photographic camera. It is 9.6mm dense and comes with double SIM assistance with double stand by.

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Spice Outstanding Skyline Pro Mi-505 Specifications

  •     5-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touchscreen technology display
  •     1 GHz dual-core processor
  •     Android operating system 4.0 (Ice Lotion Sandwich) OS
  •     Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with double standby
  •     9.6 mm thick
  •     5MP auto-focus photographic camera with double LED flash
  •     1.3MP front-facing camera
  •     3.5 mm sound port, FM Radio
  •     512MB RAM, 4GB storage space, extended storage up to 32GB with microSD
  •     3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wireless, GPS / aGPS
  •     2100 mAh battery