Mobile phones Archive

  • Mi MIX 2 has finally hit the Indian market with its first sale in the country via Flipkart and Mi.com. The ceramic-glass smartphone has a large 5.99-inch screen with full-HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, in line with the new trend for displays in the industry. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 doesn't feel lacking in other areas too, with its beefy processor, ample RAM, and a price tag of Rs. 35,999. However, it is not the only competitively-priced flagship smartphone available in the market right now. OnePlus 5 is the favourite in the Rs. 30,000-40,000 price bracket, while Nokia 8 is another strong contender that has entered the segment recently.If you are planning to buy a top-end smartphone without spending over Rs. 50,000, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8 will definitely be on top of your list. Our review of Mi MIX 2 is on the way, but till then we take a look at the three smartphones, the differences in their prices, and more importantly the specifications and features that disting..

    Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5 vs Nokia 8: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

    Mi MIX 2 has finally hit the Indian market with its first sale in the country via Flipkart and Mi.com. The ceramic-glass smartphone has a large 5.99-inch screen with full-HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, in line with the new trend for displays in the industry. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 doesn't feel lacking in other areas too, with its beefy processor, ample RAM, and a price tag of Rs. 35,999. However, it is not the only competitively-priced flagship smartphone available in the market right now. OnePlus 5 is the favourite in the Rs. 30,000-40,000 price bracket, while Nokia 8 is another strong contender that has entered the segment recently.If you are planning to buy a top-end smartphone without spending over Rs. 50,000, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8 will definitely be on top of your list. Our review of Mi MIX 2 is on the way, but till then we take a look at the three smartphones, the differences in their prices, and more importantly the specifications and features that disting..
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  • OnePlus 5T may be real after all. OnePlus has started sending invites for an event in Shanghai, China on November 5. The invite clearly mentions the letter 'T', and shows a smartphone with a bezel-less display, a trend most companies are following with their flagships this year. The news may come as a disappointment to OnePlus 5 users ahead of the launch, however, they should hold off on recrimination until all becomes clear. This is because, unlike last year with the OnePlus 3T upgrade to the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 5T is not expected to be a minor upgrade - instead, it's expected to an entirely new smartphone with completely different design.To recall, earlier this month, a rumour had hit the Web that claimed OnePlus was due to launch the OnePlus 5T in November, and that it would sport a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) 18:9 display. The smartphone was said to look similar to the Oppo F5, a smartphone that has been leaked several time in the recent past, something th..

    OnePlus 5T Launch Expected on November 5 as Company Sends Invites for an Event

    OnePlus 5T may be real after all. OnePlus has started sending invites for an event in Shanghai, China on November 5. The invite clearly mentions the letter 'T', and shows a smartphone with a bezel-less display, a trend most companies are following with their flagships this year. The news may come as a disappointment to OnePlus 5 users ahead of the launch, however, they should hold off on recrimination until all becomes clear. This is because, unlike last year with the OnePlus 3T upgrade to the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 5T is not expected to be a minor upgrade - instead, it's expected to an entirely new smartphone with completely different design.To recall, earlier this month, a rumour had hit the Web that claimed OnePlus was due to launch the OnePlus 5T in November, and that it would sport a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) 18:9 display. The smartphone was said to look similar to the Oppo F5, a smartphone that has been leaked several time in the recent past, something th..
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  • iPhone 7 remains a good smartphone to buy despite the launch of the iPhone 8, and Airtel is eyeing customers planning to buy one. The telecom operator has launched a new online store where it is offering iPhone 7 at down payment of Rs. 7,777. After buying the iPhone 7 32GB variant - which retails for about Rs. 40,000 online nowadays - from Airtel, the customer will have to pay 24 monthly installments of Rs. 2,499 each. The operator will provide up to 30GB data per month as well as unlimited STD, local and national roaming calls with this Rs. 2,499 postpaid plan.Airtel is additionally offering physical damage and cyber protection under Airtel's Secure package which will be free for users purchasing the smartphone from the new Online Store.iPhone 7 can be purchased with Airtel offer at Rs. 7,777 down payment and 24 installments of Rs. 2,499Airtel has partnered with Apple, HDFC Bank, Clix Capital, Seynse Technologies, Brightstar Telecommunications, and Vulcan Express to enable of..

    iPhone 7 at Rs. 7,777 Down Payment With New Airtel Rs. 2,499 Plan

    iPhone 7 remains a good smartphone to buy despite the launch of the iPhone 8, and Airtel is eyeing customers planning to buy one. The telecom operator has launched a new online store where it is offering iPhone 7 at down payment of Rs. 7,777. After buying the iPhone 7 32GB variant - which retails for about Rs. 40,000 online nowadays - from Airtel, the customer will have to pay 24 monthly installments of Rs. 2,499 each. The operator will provide up to 30GB data per month as well as unlimited STD, local and national roaming calls with this Rs. 2,499 postpaid plan.Airtel is additionally offering physical damage and cyber protection under Airtel's Secure package which will be free for users purchasing the smartphone from the new Online Store.iPhone 7 can be purchased with Airtel offer at Rs. 7,777 down payment and 24 installments of Rs. 2,499Airtel has partnered with Apple, HDFC Bank, Clix Capital, Seynse Technologies, Brightstar Telecommunications, and Vulcan Express to enable of..
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  • HMD Global announced the re-entry of the Nokia brand in the mobile market late last year, and the Nokia 6 became the first phone to be unveiled under the new arrangement. This was followed by the launch of the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3, with the focus very much on the entry-level segment. That changed in August when the Nokia 8 was unveiled at a special event in London. This device is the realisation of a long-held dream of many enthusiasts - a Nokia-branded Android smartphone with flagship-class specifications.The Nokia 8 packs the Snapdragon 835 SoC - a chip that nearly all current-generation Android flagships are built around - and comes with near-stock Android. That means there’s little room for differentiation in terms of specifications or software. Instead, like many other OEMs, HMD is pinning its hopes on the camera to act as the big selling proposition for its most expensive smartphone till date.To that end, HMD has revived Nokia’s iconic partnership with Carl Zeiss AG - the br..

    Nokia 8 Review

    HMD Global announced the re-entry of the Nokia brand in the mobile market late last year, and the Nokia 6 became the first phone to be unveiled under the new arrangement. This was followed by the launch of the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3, with the focus very much on the entry-level segment. That changed in August when the Nokia 8 was unveiled at a special event in London. This device is the realisation of a long-held dream of many enthusiasts - a Nokia-branded Android smartphone with flagship-class specifications.The Nokia 8 packs the Snapdragon 835 SoC - a chip that nearly all current-generation Android flagships are built around - and comes with near-stock Android. That means there’s little room for differentiation in terms of specifications or software. Instead, like many other OEMs, HMD is pinning its hopes on the camera to act as the big selling proposition for its most expensive smartphone till date.To that end, HMD has revived Nokia’s iconic partnership with Carl Zeiss AG - the br..
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  • Moto X4, the latest X-Series smartphone from Moto, was originally set to launch in India on October 3, following its global unveiling at IFA 2017. However, the company then announced a postponement to the launch, without confirming a new date. That has changed - on Monday, the Moto India Twitter handle revealed that the smartphone would now launch in India on November 13.To recall, the Moto X4 features both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as voice-based virtual assistants. With the launch of Echo devices and Amazon Alexa Voice Services in India earlier this month, we can now expect the smartphone to come bundled with a fully-functional Alexa in India as well. The Moto X4 price in Europe was set as EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 30,300).Moto X4 specifications, featuresThe Moto X4 sports a metal unibody design that was unveiled in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. It sports a fingerprint scanner under the home button on the front, while the USB Type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack are ..

    Moto X4 India Launch Now Set for November 13

    Moto X4, the latest X-Series smartphone from Moto, was originally set to launch in India on October 3, following its global unveiling at IFA 2017. However, the company then announced a postponement to the launch, without confirming a new date. That has changed - on Monday, the Moto India Twitter handle revealed that the smartphone would now launch in India on November 13.To recall, the Moto X4 features both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as voice-based virtual assistants. With the launch of Echo devices and Amazon Alexa Voice Services in India earlier this month, we can now expect the smartphone to come bundled with a fully-functional Alexa in India as well. The Moto X4 price in Europe was set as EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 30,300).Moto X4 specifications, featuresThe Moto X4 sports a metal unibody design that was unveiled in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. It sports a fingerprint scanner under the home button on the front, while the USB Type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack are ..
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  • There is no stopping for Huawei. The Chinese smartphone maker, which drew comparisons to Apple's iPhone X as it unveiled the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, could soon surpass Apple to become the third largest smartphone shipper in the world, an analyst at IDC estimated.In an interview with CNBC, Francisco Jeronimo, research director for European mobile devices at IDC, said Huawei was already the biggest challenger to Apple and Samsung. "They will probably overtake Apple in the smartphone business, either this year or next year," he said.In the quarter that ended in June, Huawei assumed 11.3 percent of the market share, shipping 38.5 million handsets, according to IDC. In comparison, Apple shipped 41 million iPhone units and had a 12 percent of the market during the same period, the research marketing firm said.What is working out for Huawei, Jeronimo said, is that the Chinese giant is managing to sell a ton of handsets as well as innovate on features to add more value t..

    Huawei Could Soon Surpass Apple in the Smartphone Market, IDC Analyst Says

    There is no stopping for Huawei. The Chinese smartphone maker, which drew comparisons to Apple's iPhone X as it unveiled the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, could soon surpass Apple to become the third largest smartphone shipper in the world, an analyst at IDC estimated.In an interview with CNBC, Francisco Jeronimo, research director for European mobile devices at IDC, said Huawei was already the biggest challenger to Apple and Samsung. "They will probably overtake Apple in the smartphone business, either this year or next year," he said.In the quarter that ended in June, Huawei assumed 11.3 percent of the market share, shipping 38.5 million handsets, according to IDC. In comparison, Apple shipped 41 million iPhone units and had a 12 percent of the market during the same period, the research marketing firm said.What is working out for Huawei, Jeronimo said, is that the Chinese giant is managing to sell a ton of handsets as well as innovate on features to add more value t..
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  • After a US Senator wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users' security with Face ID biometric security in iPhone X, Apple has responded to him, detailing Face ID's built-in security features.In September, Senator Al Franken (Democrat-Minnesota) had asked several questions related to Apple's implementation of the Face ID technology. Franken had asked Cook to reply to his concerns by October 13.According to a report in Appleinsider on Tuesday, Apple Vice President for Public Policy Cynthia Hogan has clarified Franken's concerns in a letter."Face ID confirms the presence of an attentive face (via gaze detection), projects and reads a depth map of a user's face and sends that information to the Secure Enclave for processing. Face ID data, which includes a mathematical representation of a user's face, is encrypted and never leaves the device," Hogan wrote."Data sent to the Secure Enclave is not sent to Apple or included in device backups. Fur..

    Apple Responds to Face ID Privacy Concerns Voiced by US Senator

    After a US Senator wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users' security with Face ID biometric security in iPhone X, Apple has responded to him, detailing Face ID's built-in security features.In September, Senator Al Franken (Democrat-Minnesota) had asked several questions related to Apple's implementation of the Face ID technology. Franken had asked Cook to reply to his concerns by October 13.According to a report in Appleinsider on Tuesday, Apple Vice President for Public Policy Cynthia Hogan has clarified Franken's concerns in a letter."Face ID confirms the presence of an attentive face (via gaze detection), projects and reads a depth map of a user's face and sends that information to the Secure Enclave for processing. Face ID data, which includes a mathematical representation of a user's face, is encrypted and never leaves the device," Hogan wrote."Data sent to the Secure Enclave is not sent to Apple or included in device backups. Fur..
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  • HTC may have desires to further strengthen its smartphone lineup before it closes the year. The company has sent media invites to an event in Taiwan on November 2 where it is widely expected to unveil a new variant of the U11 flagship smartphone that it began selling earlier this year. The invite reads a big "U" at the top, further fuelling the rumours of an unconfirmed U11 handset.According to reports, HTC appears to be working on at least two different handsets. One of the handset purportedly is the HTC U11 Plus, a new variant of the U11 flagship with improved processor and other hardware modules. The other model is a mid-range device with pure Android software. This variant, reports suggest, will be part of Google's Android One programme.The supposed Android One handset would be the HTC U11 Life. It is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 630 SoC, and 16-megapixel camera sensors on front and back. The phone is expected to come in two variants, with one carryin..

    HTC U11 Plus, U11 Life Launch Expected on November 2 as Company Sends Invite

    HTC may have desires to further strengthen its smartphone lineup before it closes the year. The company has sent media invites to an event in Taiwan on November 2 where it is widely expected to unveil a new variant of the U11 flagship smartphone that it began selling earlier this year. The invite reads a big "U" at the top, further fuelling the rumours of an unconfirmed U11 handset.According to reports, HTC appears to be working on at least two different handsets. One of the handset purportedly is the HTC U11 Plus, a new variant of the U11 flagship with improved processor and other hardware modules. The other model is a mid-range device with pure Android software. This variant, reports suggest, will be part of Google's Android One programme.The supposed Android One handset would be the HTC U11 Life. It is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 630 SoC, and 16-megapixel camera sensors on front and back. The phone is expected to come in two variants, with one carryin..
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  • Jio Phone buyers who are yet to receive their unit will receive the handset by Diwali, according to a new report. The Jio Phone delivery in metro cities started on Saturday, and is expected to be completed by Diwali, October 19, says a new PTI report citing a Reliance Retail channel partner. The news agency had previously reported that the handset is being shipped first in rural areas and Tier-2 cities, and after that in metros. There's good news for those were unable to book the handset in the first phase too, as the operator will take Jio Phone pre-bookings once again after Diwali.According to the report, Jio is likely to take orders for its 4G feature phone between October-end and November first week. However, there is no concrete date yet. On the official website, the company only says “We will inform you when [Jio Phone] pre-booking resumes.” Also on Diwali, Jio will launch its revised tariff plans.About 6 million Jio Phone units were booked in a day and a half when the com..

    Jio Phone Delivery in Metros Set to Complete, Pre-Booking to Start Again After Diwali: Report

    Jio Phone buyers who are yet to receive their unit will receive the handset by Diwali, according to a new report. The Jio Phone delivery in metro cities started on Saturday, and is expected to be completed by Diwali, October 19, says a new PTI report citing a Reliance Retail channel partner. The news agency had previously reported that the handset is being shipped first in rural areas and Tier-2 cities, and after that in metros. There's good news for those were unable to book the handset in the first phase too, as the operator will take Jio Phone pre-bookings once again after Diwali.According to the report, Jio is likely to take orders for its 4G feature phone between October-end and November first week. However, there is no concrete date yet. On the official website, the company only says “We will inform you when [Jio Phone] pre-booking resumes.” Also on Diwali, Jio will launch its revised tariff plans.About 6 million Jio Phone units were booked in a day and a half when the com..
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  • China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put it on a level playing field with the most coveted premium-priced devices, helping to boost profitability that has been undermined by heavy discounting in the chase for market share.Monday's product launch in Munich introduced Huawei's new Mate 10 series, touting high-end cameras, screens and batteries but at prices 15-30 percent below more or less comparable Apple and Samsung smartphones.Huawei was the world’s No.3 smartphone maker by shipments last year, temporarily overtaking Apple as No.2 in June as consumers awaited the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X line-up, data from Counterpoint Research shows.With Apple's latest models now on the market, Huawei has weighed in with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, featuring, respectively, 5..

    Huawei Aims to Challenge Apple, Samsung on Tech and Price With Mate 10 Series

    China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put it on a level playing field with the most coveted premium-priced devices, helping to boost profitability that has been undermined by heavy discounting in the chase for market share.Monday's product launch in Munich introduced Huawei's new Mate 10 series, touting high-end cameras, screens and batteries but at prices 15-30 percent below more or less comparable Apple and Samsung smartphones.Huawei was the world’s No.3 smartphone maker by shipments last year, temporarily overtaking Apple as No.2 in June as consumers awaited the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X line-up, data from Counterpoint Research shows.With Apple's latest models now on the market, Huawei has weighed in with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, featuring, respectively, 5..
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