ZTE Grand X3 with USB Type-C, 4G LTE and Avid Plus announced

ZTE Grand X3

ZTE today announced Grand X3 and Avid Plus, two new smartphones for the U.S. carriers at the CES 2016. The Grand X3 is a budget smartphone with 4G LTE support, USB Type-C and a huge 3,080mAh battery, while the Avid Plus is an entry-level smartphone. Both these run Android 5.1.1 (Lollpop). Check out the detailed specifications below. Continue reading “ZTE Grand X3 with USB Type-C, 4G LTE and Avid Plus announced”

FoneArena at CES 2013 a recap

I have been dreaming to go to CES for several years after watching all the madness sitting here in India. CES or the Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest tech conference in the world  attended by a record number of tech companies and journalists.Here is a recap of all what we saw at CES 2013. Sit back and enjoy the video below

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Xiaomi MI-2 hands on

Long time back in August 2012, we had seen the Xiaomi MI-2 launch in China with it being the successor to the first MIUI phone, from the makers of the MIUI ROMs for Android. It has a 4.3-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display and is one of the first devices to pack the APQ8064 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 320 Graphics. It runs on the MIUI ROM based on Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). We had some hands on time with the Xiaomi MI-2 at the International CES 2013 and here is a hands on video demo of it.

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Lenovo IdeaPhone S890 hands-on

Lenovo unveiled range of Android smartphones at the CES 2013. We got some hands-on time with the IdeaPhone S890, the company’s high-end smartphone at CES. It has a 5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD IPS screen with 178 degree viewing angle and the phone is 9.3mm thick. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Lenovo’s custom UI on top. It also has dual SIM support with dual standby.

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LG Vu Talk Demo

We had shown you the hands on of the LG Optimus Vu II earlier, and with the Vu II comes an interesting real-time collaboration feature that might impress you at first sight, and that is called Vu Talk. Vu Talk works between two Optimus Vu devices over a 3G or a WiFi network. It’s basically like real-time messaging but using a stylus-laden note taking app. Check out the really impressive demo of the Vu Talk in the hands on video.

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 Hands-on

Lenovo showcased the IdeaTab S2110 at the International CES 2013 in Las Vegas earlier this month, and we got some hands-on time with the device. It has a 10.1-in IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A processor and has a 1.3M HD front-facing camera. Android tablets with a keyboard dock is already popular with the Asus Transformer tablet, and even this one from Lenovo includes a battery, USB 2.0 ports and a 3-in-1 card reader in the optional docking station.


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Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 Hands-on

Lenovo launched the IdeaTab A2107, the company’s low-cost Android tablet in India earlier this month for Rs. 14,000. We got to check out the tablet at the International CES 2013. The 7.0-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) AMOLED display with 5-point capacitive multitouch display, 350 nits brightness is sharp and bright. It is powered by a 1 GHz MediaTek 6575 Cortex A9 processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). At the top there is a 0.3MP front-facing camera and weighs 400 grams.


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LG Optimus Vu II hands-on

LG showed off the Optimus Vu II, their latest phablet at the CES 2013 that already launched in Korea last year. We got some hands-on time with the device that has a 5-inch (1,024 x 768 pixels) IPS display with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio similar to the Optimus Vu. 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor powers the device and it runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Optimus UI 3.0 on top. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update expected soon. It has a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and a expandable memory card slot.

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HTC Droid DNA hands on

The HTC Droid DNA is one of the world’s first phones, and the first phone in the US to come with a full HD 1080p screen. The Droid DNA is exclusive to Verizon Wireless and since the display is so special, we decided to take a look at it, at the International CES 2013. We had some hands on time with the device and here’s the video –

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Huawei Ascend Mate hands-on

Huawei unveiled the Ascend Mate at the CES 2013 with a 6.1-inch screen, larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. We got you the hands-on video and the photo gallery of the Ascend Mate recently, and we decided to do a hands-on comparison between these devices to show you the size difference. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Huawei Ascend Mate hands-on”

Huawei Ascend D2 hands-on

Huawei unveiled the Ascend D2 at the International CES 2013 earlier this month. We got you the hands-on images of the Ascend D2 already, here we have a video of the device. It has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS+ display with 443 PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is IPX 5/4 compliant for dust and water resistance. Huwaei’s own 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 processor powers the smartphone, and it runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) with Huawei’s EmotionUI 1.5 on top, similar to the Ascend Mate.


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Armortech iPhone Hammer Proof Screen Protector Demo

Amortech protection were at the International CES 2013 demoing their screen protector product, with a hammer. Yes, you read that right, they were hammering iPhones at their booth, to show how strong their Armortech screen protector is. We were there, and here is a video demo of an iPhone getting hammered with the screen protector On.

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Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 hands-on

We already saw the Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 in the hands-on images when it launched in India last year, now we have the hands-on video from the CES 2013. The Lenovo K860 is the company’s high-end Android smartphone that launched in India last November at a price tag of Rs. 28,499. It has a 5-inch (720 x 1280 pixels) HD IPS display with wide 178 degree viewing angle which looks good and the phone feels solid. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor and it runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Lenovo’s custom UI.

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Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on

Huawei unveiled the Ascend W1, the company’s first Windows Phone handset at the CES 2013 earlier this month. We got you the hands-on photo gallery of the Ascend W1 from the event earlier this month, here is the hands-on video of the device. Even though the device has a large 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA IPS display, the phone feels compact in hand. The display has OGS Technology that reduces the light consumption for a brighter and more vivid display. It has a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 305 GPU and runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 OS.


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Huawei Ascend Mate hands-on

Huawei unveiled the Ascend Mate at the CES 2013 earlier this month. We got you the hands-on photo gallery of the Ascend Mate from the event earlier this month, here is the hands-on video of the device. The phone is huge in the hand and features a 6.1-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla glass protection. It features magic touch technology that would let you use the phone even with gloves. Huwaei’s own 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 processor powers the smartphone, and it runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) with Huawei’s EmotionUI 1.5 on top.

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