Wednesday, 28 May 2014

lg g3 - giant-killer, glorious & grandiose..... that defines it...!!

LG announced & released the Optimus G Series in November 2012. The first Flagship device to be launched in this series was the LG Optimus G (E975). Though the phone couldn't raise eyebrows, LG gave a roar that they had entered the COMPETITION and pitted to be amongst the top "Smartphone Brands" around the world. The phone was good enough to compete with top-notch phones, but didn't have anything different to offer.

In September 2013, LG astounded one and all for what it can do to the hardware and looks of a multimedia device. It introduced the LG Optimus G2. Taking the volume rockers and power shutter to the back made the phone do something that no-one ever even thought of. And these features are just a handful to mention amongst the sack-full of other features.
Now, in May 2014, LG has again come up with another bombshell. Launching the LG Optimus G3, it showed the world of technology, how incredibly a phone can perform when brilliant software tweaking and a gorgeous customized UI is coupled with an equally brilliant hardware design.


It is compact, yeah, because it fits a massive 5.5" display into a much smaller chassis. It has a brilliant, enviable screen: body ratio. The Quad-HD display is a marvel to stare at which will make you give the phone a much higher share of attention than your girlfriend. A massive, or should we say, super-massive pixel density of ~534ppi will make you go bonkers.

The phone is lighter than other flagships (except the Galaxy S5 which is 4 grams lighter) and it comes in two variants: 16GB/2GB and 32GB/3GB. On the camera front, it has a 13MP Laser Autofocus dual-flash camera that does its work dreadfully. Tech biggies went with big camera sensors. But, LG managed to implement OIS in its Optimus G3 with only the Nokia Lumia 930 as aits competitor. The camera can capture videos at 2160p quality @ 30fps and 1080p quality @ 60fps. Astonishing, isn’t it?

I use the LG Optimus L5 for the last two years and have a superb feel with the Optimus UI. What LG has done with the UI in the G3 is that it has put-in some top-notch looks that feel awesome. An ultra-massive 3000mAh removable battery is also provided for hard-reset (and we love it). It when coupled with the processor provided, will give loads of hours of usage.

Here, we pitted the LG G3 (RAM - 2GB variant) against the Sony Xperia Z2 (RAM – 3GB variant). Yet, it scored the same!

Now, let’s talk about the heart of the phone. The phone is motorized by a Quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU and a Qualcomm Snapdragon Snapdragon 801 (MSM8975AC) chipset. It comes bundled with Adreno 330 GPU @ 578MHz. So, we get blazing speeds and multi-tasking with intense graphics like a breeze. CAUTION: Your real life might look slo-mo as compared to the phone speed. (Just Exaggerating!!)

The phone also skins Knock-on features. This thing from LG is going to be copied real soon. Double-tap the screen and the phone comes to life (wakes-up), double-tap when the screen is on, the phone locks-up the screen and sleeps. Simple yet Marvellous. There are many more things to go blah-blah with the phone like Smart Security, Kill Switch, Smart Bulletin, Smart Notice, Knock-code, etc.

My Verdict: Tech-Biggies.... Beware, the Giant Killer has arrived. Roar LG Roar....!!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Moto E : Some thoughts before you buy the Awesome-ness!

Hi Everyone......
So I am back from a suppression! I was kidnapped by some tech-haters and then was released after knowing and understanding my goodwill behind this blog!
LOL..... no, it was nothing as such!
The reality is I had a dead laptop for about a month and my smartphone is not so smart (it hangs the very minute I need it). I bought myself a Laptop (hussshhh, finally) after a month-longs search and search for a good one! Got the HP 240 Business Series G1 with a Pentium Dual Core Processor (4th Generation)

So, here I am.... out of the darkness of the cave and bringing you out my first NO-REVIEW! Yes, I will call this a no-review because I am not going to review any device, rather I will be discussing with you my views about the very-very-low-budget Android device by Motorola - The All-New Moto E!!

The internet is going ga-ga-ga-ga over the latest smartphone by Motorola- The Moto E! And, there are posts everywhere as to why you should buy this phone ( some telling you 5 plus-points, some 6, some 10.....and so on....!!)

I will tell you why to skip this phone.... like, what are the cons that you may feel after purchasing this phone!

But, as my mom-dad always taught me to speak positive first, let go on with some likes for the phone :
1) The Display at 4.3 inches and with a pixel density of about 256ppi (540 X 960 pixels) is SUPERB at this price level. The touch sensitiveness is just so MOTOish! Classic.
2) The build Quality is just next to the Nokias, rigid, it anything good! Again, worth more than the price point!
3) The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset with a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 CPU and a (whooping) Adreno 302 GPU. Again, just a go-grabber at this price point!!
4) A near-2000mAh battery, which gives a perfect usability and life to the Moto E. And when combined with the A7.... its just muaaahhh!!
5) Front Speakers..... Oh c'mon Motorola, you can't raise the expectations of people to get front grills at this price point! Like, c'mon, who gives front grills at even four-times the price?
6) Gorilla Glass 3....... The least said, the best! Rigidness level increased by a sky-scrapper!
7) Android OS Kitkat 4.4.2..... the competitors will feel so stone-aged! Don't kill them so ruthlessly Moto!
8) And more & more & more blaah blaah good things can be said about the device. ( The others are doing the same, then why me?)

And now, its time for some things that might take tech-users and tech-buzzers like me a little (yes, just a little) aback
1) Fixed Focus 5MP Snapper..... aaahaa, did someone really tell you that?? Yes, the cam is a fixed-focus one.
2) No Front camera..... so no video calls, no SELFIES!! Ahh's cut-short!
3) No Flash.... Oh Moto, the Indian & Chinese Manufacturers, now-a-days, offer flash on phones priced half that that of yours. A big miss, a big big big cost cutting measure.
4) Non-removable battery..... aaha, now that is a problem for people like me who are impatient and just go for a hard-reset (btw, it is the easiest reset, why is it called a HARD RESET??)
5) Just 4GB of Internal Memory.... you may get just 1.8GB of usable Internal Memory, that is a bit of mess! I got the same on my 2-year old LG Optimus L5!
6) Out of the 1GB RAM, about 600MBs are user-available.
7) Motorola is now a property of Lenovo. The after-sales service of Lenovo Smartphones is already so weak, hope Motorola gets a better share of service. (Just HOPE!!)

My verdict:
This phone is for first-time Android users, for people who just want a good phone at DEAD-CHEAP street price, for people who will use it as a secondary 3G-enabled android device, and people who are flexible with the tech-inputs but low on budget.
This phone is not for people like me who keep on bugging the phone to work 20 hours a day non-stop, multitask and compare it with the likes of Moto G!

I have seen people comparing the battery, processor, display, etc with the Moto G.....guys c'mon, the Moto G is an INR 14K priced device whilst the Moto E is just half of that! Still, its offerings are superb as compared to its price-level competitors.

And, did I mention the nano-coating over the device?? Yes, the Moto X, Moto G & Moto E all come with water & dust repellent feature. WOW!!
A solid, rugged, tech-fast device at a dirt-cheap price - its the Moto E.

An advice to Motorola.... please bring the same device with a flash, a front cam, an auto-focus snapper, a minimum 8GB memory, etc. for a sub-10K price-point! Errr, doesn't it sound a bit MotoG'ish?? Just sans 2 cores!!

So, whatever Moto has brought to is a Superb device, just grab it if you are fine with so-called Cons!

An Alternative:
The Nokia X, android experience with the Nokia Fastlane Feel!!

(NOTE: This blog contained some pictures for references, but, due to some problem, no pictures can be seen)

With this, I end my blah, blaah, blaaah!
Will soon be back with something special, something more after I get a recharge of more words!
Bye Bye, Alvidaa, Dasvidaniya!