Thursday, January 21, 2016

Smartphones Below Rs.12,000 Review: Lenovo Vibe K4 Note vs Samsung Galaxy On 7


There are so many smartphones clogging the market, each trying to out-do the each other with outlandish features and names. Here's a simple low down on the two most popular smartphones you need to buy in under a 12k budget.

Smartphones reviewed are plainly on the basis of usability and usability alone. So, without further ado, here's the much awaited review:

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note (Amazon)

At the outset, I have got to admit, the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note has generated quite a lot of buzz amongst my fellow bloggers here in India. With a MASSIVE 3300mAh battery, the manufactures were here with a device that addressed the biggest woe of every smartphone user - The Battery life. The smartphone sports a 16GB internal memory and has an external memory slot to cram in 128 gigs of data. 

This beast is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Mediatek 6753 chipset. While to many, this could be a deal closer, I am personally not a big fan of Mediatek processor. It, quite simply, consumes too much battery. The device gets too hot (although it cools just as quickly), which made me really wish they had gone for a better processor.

Samsung Galaxy On 7 (Samsung)

An early entrant into the race, Samsung Galaxy On 7 really nailed it with their marketing. The device sports a 3000mAh battery and is just under 11,000 bucks. The 5.5-inch HD (720p) display has you play your favourite games that run on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor within. The 13MP rear camera, along with the expandable memory had me sold. But above everything else, there is this one thing that no one can beat Samsung in - Fast charging. Comes really handy when you are travelling.

Verdict

While I love the look and feel of Samsung Galaxy On 7, I am still going ahead with the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note because, quite simply, it has found the perfect balance between a heavy usage and a long battery life. 


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#SurfacePro4: Your Laptop Alternative? #Review


Everyone is now busy dissecting the Tablet race - Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro leading the race in a major way. Many say Surface Pro 4, even though has some quality features, doesn't quite cut it when it comes to becoming your Laptop alternative, unlike iPad Pro.

So, what works for the Surface Pro 4 and what doesn't? I will let you know in a bit:

#WhatsApp goes FREE, Forever!


Everyone's on WhatsApp these days. The only major hitch was the $1 subscription fee, which made many of my friends switch to different messaging apps from time to time. It was quite odd to see my friends, some of brandishing iPhones, talk about how they hated the feature in WhatsApp. It seems the p#opular messaging platform has given in to this buzz with a decision to phase out the $1 subscription fee.