Ziox Tubelight feature phone with 8-LED torch launched for Rs. 915

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Ziox Mobiles has launched the ‘Tubelight’ feature phone in India which according to the company is aimed at breaking stereotypic features phones. It comes with multi-language support and Privacy Lock & Inbuilt Auto Call recording. Continue reading “Ziox Tubelight feature phone with 8-LED torch launched for Rs. 915”

Global refurbished smartphone market saw 13% growth 2017, 140 million units shipped: Counterpoint

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According to Counterpoint, Global refurbished smartphone market was up 13% in 2017 with over 140 million units shipped. 2017 has been a complete contrast with the global smartphone market that grew a mere 3% last year and is outperformed by the refurbished smartphones. Continue reading “Global refurbished smartphone market saw 13% growth 2017, 140 million units shipped: Counterpoint”

Essential granted patent for smartphone with no-notch display, popup front camera

Vivo showcased the APEX concept phone with in-display fingerprint scanner, 98% screen-to-body ratio and most importantly an elevating front camera at the MWC 2018 event last week. The unique feature of the phone is the front-camera that seamlessly rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required and retracts after use. But it turns out, Andy Rubin of Essential was granted the patent for this solution to Essential Products, Inc in 2017. Continue reading “Essential granted patent for smartphone with no-notch display, popup front camera”

Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 0.5% first-time in 2017, expected to return to growth in 2018: IDC

According to the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments worldwide have declined 0.5% in 2017 making it the first year-over-year decline in the market since the evolution of smartphones. A total of 1.46 billion devices were shipped in 2017 including both Android and iOS. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 0.5% first-time in 2017, expected to return to growth in 2018: IDC”

Apple overtakes Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in Q4 2017, Xiaomi beats OPPO: IDC

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 403.5 million smartphones worldwide, down 6.3% year over year, and up 8.1% from the third quarter, in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), as per the latest  International Data Corporation (IDC). For the full year, 1.472 billion units were shipped, down less than 1% from 1.473 billion in 2016. Continue reading “Apple overtakes Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in Q4 2017, Xiaomi beats OPPO: IDC”

Tecno Camon i with 5.65-inch FullView display, 3GB RAM, metal body launched in India for Rs. 8999

China-based Transsion Holdings’ TECNO Mobile today launched Tecno Camon i, the company’s latest smartphone in India. It has a 5.65-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView display, is powered by quad-core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with the company’s own HiOS on top. It has 13-megapixel front and rear cameras with LED flash, and the rear camera has quad LED flash. Continue reading “Tecno Camon i with 5.65-inch FullView display, 3GB RAM, metal body launched in India for Rs. 8999”

Centric A1 with 5.5-inch 1080p display, fingerprint sensor launched for Rs. 10999

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Centric today launched A1, the company’s latest smartphone in India. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass screen, is powered by Snapdragon 430, runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat), has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel font-facing camera that also has LED flash.

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Flipkart Billion Capture+ Review

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Flipkart launched the Billion Capture+ smartphone under its new Billion brand this month, in an aim to take on Xiaomi, Tenor and others. Flipkart also said that the smartphone is ‘Made in India’ and it is ‘Made for India’. It has a solid on-paper specifications that includes 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass screen, Snapdragon 625, dual 13-megapixel rear cameras and support for fast charging at a competitive price tag of Rs. 10,999. Is it worth the price? Let us find out in the review.

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Global smartphone shipments grew 2.7% YoY in Q3 2017, Xiaomi more than doubles its shipments: IDC

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Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 373.1 million smartphones worldwide, up 2.7% year over year, and up 7.4% from the second quarter, in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), as per the latest  International Data Corporation (IDC). “Despite the annual growth being low, the fact that it is positive leading into the holiday quarter is a sign the industry still has momentum,” said IDC. Continue reading “Global smartphone shipments grew 2.7% YoY in Q3 2017, Xiaomi more than doubles its shipments: IDC”

Best Smartphones Under 10000 in India (Updated on October 2017)

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Which is the best smartphone for Rs.10000?

Best Android smartphone for Rs.10000?

Suggest a smartphone for Rs.10000?

These are the questions, we are often asked about on social media platforms and Youtube channels. In a way of addressing these questions and to make your life more relaxed, we have researched and narrowed down 10 smartphones that you can consider, before confirming your purchase decisions. The below list is purely based on the performance and “Value For Money” factor. The smartphones below are ranked randomly and the number means nothing. Do have a look at it. Continue reading “Best Smartphones Under 10000 in India (Updated on October 2017)”

Essential Phone gets $200 price cut, now available for $499

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Essential Phone PH-1 has received a price cut of $200 and starting from today it will be available for $499 off contract and unlocked. The price cut might be because of the weak sales of the phone or not the numbers the company was expecting. Essential says that as a young startup, with the likes of Apple and Samsung taking up the significant market value, word of mouth plays a vital role and has a lot of value, hence the price cut. Continue reading “Essential Phone gets $200 price cut, now available for $499”

Razer teases ‘biggest unveiling’ on November 1, could be a smartphone

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A smartphone from Razer has been flying around for quite some time now, even before the company went ahead and bought Nextbit, there were speculations that Razer will be launching a smartphone in the near future. Today, the company has posted a teaser image of their next big unveiling which points at a smartphone. The teaser posted on Razer Twitter account indicates the event scheduled for November 1st. Continue reading “Razer teases ‘biggest unveiling’ on November 1, could be a smartphone”

Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India (Updated on October 2017)

Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India

Which is the best smartphone for Rs.15000?

Best Android smartphone for Rs.15000?

Suggest a smartphone for Rs.15000

India being an economic smartphone market, these are the questions we are often asked about. In fact, this is the sweet spot to invest on a smartphone as you get almost all the feature that you get on high-end devices, but with very few compromises. Continue reading “Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India (Updated on October 2017)”

Micromax Bharat One 4G VoLTE feature phone tipped to launch next week

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Micromax is working on an entry level 4G VoLTE feature phone that will compete with Reliance JioPhone. According to a latest report from the Economic Times, the Bharat One 4G VoLTE feature phone will be launched in the first week of October for about Rs 2,000.

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Tampering mobile IMEI number can send you to jail for up to three years

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In a bid to curb mobile thefts in India, the government has made tampering of IMEI number a punishable offence that can attract jail term of up to three years. An IMEI number is a unique 15-digit serial number of mobile devices. The move will help curb issues pertaining to fake IMEI numbers and also ease tracking of lost mobile phones. Continue reading “Tampering mobile IMEI number can send you to jail for up to three years”