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Introducing the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Hands On Review

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Hands On Review

Samsung at the Red Dot Museum in Singapore launched its next camera cum smartphone today, the Galaxy K Zoom. The device has been given a drastic makeover from its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Samsung have now come up with a new “K” series for its camera centric line of smartphones. The device features a 20.7 MP camera with 10x Optical Zoom compared to the previous model which had a 16MP camera with the same zoom, but the camera has been improved quite bit as compared to its predecessor. Under the Hood   If we look under the hood the smartphone has some more than decent specs, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, hexa-core Exynos 5 Hexa 5260 processor with two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 2.1 MP front shooter and a 2430 mAh battery. As far as connectivity goes, the K Zoom comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0LE, GPS, NFC and HSPA+. The device runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with the new TouchWiz skin on it. The phone can support up to 64 GB of memory via microSD. So you do not need to worry about having any memory issues, whilst taking pictures. Body   The Galaxy K Zoom comes in the same plastic body we have known Samsung to use for quite a while now. The smartphone has a thickness of 16.6 mm and comes with a textured back that is similar to the one offered in the Galaxy S5. This makes the device much thinner than the Galaxy S4 Zoom and the camera lens gets tucked very nicely in line with the body, so you do not feel any unnecessary bulk when carrying or using the smartphone. Best part is it feels like a smartphone and not a point and click shooter. The Galaxy K Zoom comes with a dedicated shutter button, so taking pictures becomes a whole lot fun. Camera Now lets talk about the main feature of the Galaxy K Zoom, the camera! The smartphone has a 20.7 MP 1/2.3 BSI CMOS camera sensor with 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash and OIS. The camera software UI is similar to that found in the Galaxy S5 but this device has 28 different shooting modes. This means you can have a whole lot of fun capturing memorable moments. The modes include  Selfie Alarm that lets you position a box on screen for where your face will be so that when you turn the camera around, it can lock on and give you an audible warning before it fires off three shots. Pro Suggest is another mode, when you frame up your...

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Introducing The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Introducing The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Samsung at their Berlin Unpacked Event 2013 introduced three extra-ordinary devices, the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition). Samsung in the past have come with decent tablets, but nothing comes even close to the new Galaxy Note 10.1. The new Galaxy 10.1 has received some major spec upgrades and seeing how Samsung have gone pretty much all out with the new tablet it is safe to say it will definitely not be cheap. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has a faux-leather back, which gives it a very classy look especially the black variant. The layout is pretty similar to the Galaxy Note 3 and this one even has a  home key on the bezel.  The Galaxy Note 10.1 under the hood is a beast of a tablet, thanks to the 1.9Ghz Exynos Octa-Core processor/ 2.3 Ghz Quad Core processor (4G variant) and 3GB of RAM.  Memory is not going to be a issue either as the tablet comes in 16/32/64 GB of internal memory with a memory card slot for upto 64GB of storage. The sound quality has been improved allowing for 14 bit sound at 192KHz, which is quite impressive. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has a Super Clear WQXGA LCD with a whopping 2560×1600 display resolution. The outstanding resolution offers you the utmost viewing experience. Full HD contents are fully supported without compromising quality. Every image and video is displayed more vividly and more sharply and that truly is no exaggeration. It has all the features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 including the improved S pen with its various new features such as Pen Window and Scrapbook. Whats different about the tablet is the lock screen and the camera, the Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 8MP shooter at the back and a 2MP front camera.  Samsung have introduced a Magazine UX for the lock screen which means You can create your own menu screen by pinning your most used and loved apps,websites, videos, files, and folders to your screen. Full Specs: Android 4.3 with latest version of Touchwiz 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU for LTE variant 1.9GHz Exynos Octa Core CPU for 3G variant 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) Super Clear LCD display 8MP rear camera with LED flash 2MP front facing camera with BSI sensor Full HD 1080p video recording 3GB of RAM 16/32/64GB on-board storage expandable via microSD card 8220mAh battery S Pen with optimized features – Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, Direct Pen Input This is by far one of the best tablets out there in the market currently, with some great contenders such as the Sony Xperia Tablet Z and the Nexus 7 (2013 edition).  So,...

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Desgin Your Life

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Desgin Your Life

  Samsung Unpacked 2013 in Berlin kicked off in style yesterday with Mr. J.K Shin, president of Samsung mobile communications presenting the world with the all new “Samsung Galaxy Note 3”.The highly anticipated phone (or rather phablet) is a noteworthy successor to the Galaxy Note 2 that was released last year and who also managed to take the world by storm with some of its unique and exciting features. The Note 3 features a 5.7-inch, full HD 1920×1080 AMOLED display which is slightly bigger than its predecessor the Galaxy Note 2 that sports a 5.5-inch (720p) display. Besides the slightly bigger screen, the Note 3 is comparatively slimmer and lighter measuring at 8.3mm and weighing just around 168g. Coming to the hardware, the Note 3 comes in two different CPU variants: a 2.3 GHz quad-core (LTE) and a 1.9 GHz Octa-core (3G version available only in selected countries). Another big talking point of the Note 3 is its massive 3GB RAM which perfectly supports the phone’s powerful processing capabilities. All this power requires a top notch battery and that’s exactly what the Note 3 has to offer. It comes with a rather decent 3,200mAh battery which promises to last a whole day even on heavy usage. The Note 3 also features compatibility with the fourth generation of 4G LTE, currently one of the fastest when it comes to mobile internet connectivity. The device comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera with the rear lens capable of recording full length Ultra HD videos in 1080p at 30fps, while also taking slow motion videos at 120fps. The front camera also records video in 1080p HD. One of the major criticisms which Samsung devices usually tend to face is the cheap plastic texture used in these high end devices with people expecting something a little more classy looking…to say the least. It seems that this issue has been resolved with the Note 3 which comes wrapped in a stylish looking textured, leather-effect rear edged in fake stitching enclosure with a classy looking metal rim.   What distinguishes the Note devices from the rest is the S Pen; a stylus which fits snuggly in the bezel of your device. The world was introduced to the S Pen when the first Samsung Phablet the Galaxy Note was released in 2011 and it has been greatly enhanced ever since. The S Pen is not just an accessory; it is the ying to the Note’s yang. The moment you take out the S Pen from the Note an Air Command wheel pops up on the screen on top of a webpage, app...

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HTC One Mini Officially Launched

HTC One Mini Officially Launched

After months of rumors HTC have finally pulled up the curtains on the HTC One Mini. The HTC One Mini is not as powerful as the HTC One, but still packs a mean punch, thanks to the Snapdragon 400 processor clocking at around 1.4 GHz. The device sports a 4.3 inch 720p HD display running Android 4.2 with Sense 5 and Blink Feed. Full Specs are mentioned below: HTC ONE MINI FULL SPECIFICATIONS: Android 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5 and BlinkFeed Display: 4.3-inch at 720p, for 341 pixels per inch Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, dual-core, 1.4GHz Total storage: 16GB, available capacity varies RAM: 1GB DDR2 Battery: 1800 mAh Size: 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm Weight: 122g Camera HTC UltraPixel Camera BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 μm, Sensor size 1/3″ Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2 F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR Video Front Camera: 1.6 MP with BSI sensor Front Camera: 720p video recording TC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share Continuous shooting and VideoPic Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback Network info (may vary by region) SIM card: Micro SIM 2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3G/ 3.5G – UMTS/ HSPA: EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps 4G – LTE: EMEA: 800/1800/2600 MHz Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz Connectivity 3.5 mm stereo audio jack Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n DLNA Sensors Gyro sensor Accelerometer Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor Location Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS Digital...

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Introducing The Samsung Galaxy S4 – Your New Life Companion

Introducing The Samsung Galaxy S4 – Your New Life Companion

  After days of speculation and built up enthusiasm, Samsung finally managed to end our wait with the launch of its next flagship device of 2013, The Galaxy S4. The event which took place at Radio City Music Hall in Times Square, New York managed to attract a large number of anxious tech gurus along with a lot of gadgets personnel from all over the world. The event with respect to the place lived up to its theatrical expectations by the stage artists and performers who graced the event with their unique acts explaining each of the many new features of the Galaxy S4.   The mega event kicked off with Samsung’s President and Head of IT and Mobile Communications, Mr. JK Shin giving us a brief introduction of what the new device has to offer and exactly how each feature differs from those that are currently existent in other smartphones not only in Samsung devices but other smartphone’s as well. For the first time in the history of their launch events, the Korean tech giants managed to introduce us to the new and distinctive features of the device before actually unveiling it. Now its time for us to show you all the bells and whistles, the Galaxy S4 has to offer. Body and Design The Galaxy S4 which we like to call a hybrid version of its predecessor, the Galaxy S3 also borrows a few of its design traits from the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Grand. As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S4 even though looks quite similar to the S3 does manage to create its own lasting impression with its sleek and smart 5 inch body which is wrapped up in a fine plastic enclosure which gives a nice smooth finishing touch to the device. Just like the Galaxy S3, the plastic feeling of the Galaxy S4 won’t appeal to all. It feels very lightweight (weighing in at just 130 grams) in the hand, and while people have been conditioned against this feeling cheap, compare it to the HTC One and you’ll see that it’s a long way from premium feeling. However, it’s exactly the same sensation as we found on the Galaxy S3, and given the record numbers of sales that it had, Samsung is sticking with a winning formula, and on top of that, there’s a market that does seem to exist  for a phone that you’ll barely notice in your pocket most of the time. Right ? Besides the body and design, Samsung have unveiled two color variants for the Galaxy S4 which would be available in ‘White Frost’ and ‘Black Mist’; with both the colors giving a nice elegant touch to the new device....

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Galaxy S2 getting taste of Jelly Bean 4.1.2 in January 2013

Galaxy S2 getting taste of Jelly Bean 4.1.2 in January 2013

The users of Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 have been waiting anxiously for their devices to taste the yummy goodness that is Jelly Bean. Thanks to our friends at XDA Developers, the official leak of the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware has been out since a while now and according to the reviews its quite stable but still not complete. Samsung had initially stated that the Galaxy S2 would receive the firmware update before the end of this year (2012), but seems that is out of the question now as Canadian carrier “Rogers” confirmed that their Samsung Galaxy S2 would be receiving the 4.1.2 JB update end of January. Not only the S2, but the picture from Rogers shows the Galaxy Note (N7000) will be receiving the JB update at the same time as the S2, so generally the carrier versions get the update before international versions, so we can expect the international Galaxy S2 (I9100) to get the update early January 2013. Galaxy S2 users usually get major updates to their phones, like from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, directly and now as promised hoping to get Jelly Bean 4.1.2, the owners have to just be patient a little while more and they could get a late Christmas present from the Samsung.  ...

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