Sony Xperia U Review

The Xperia U marks the lower end of Sony’s NXT range of devices. Following on the heels of devices like the Xperia S and P, the Xperia U is Sony’s newest entrant to compete in the lower mid-range Android device segment similar to the HTC One V.
Taking hardware cues from the higher end Xperia P and combining it with a very unique design, the Xperia U has all the makings to be a successful, youth centric device. Read on to find out if it manages to impress. Continue reading “Sony Xperia U Review”

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 heading to MWC

GSMArena has got hold of a promotional image of an upcoming Samsung handset. The Galaxy Mini 2 or the S6500 is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The phone is going to be another lower end Android phone and will slot in between the Galaxy Y , Galaxy Ace.

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Samsung Galaxy ACE White Hands-On Pictures

I recently had opportunity to play with Samsung GALAXY ACE White edition which launched in India recently with Android 2.3.5. Here are some hands-on pictures for all FoneArena readers. Enjoy….



ACE in white looks quite stunning. Now its preloaded with Android 2.3.5 which provides performance boost to the ACE. It is quite smooth and snappy out of the box compared to Android 2.2 (Froyo). Other that the software it is similar to the black version of the Galaxy Ace The current MOP of ACE White edition is Rs. 14500/- in Mumbai, India.

HUAWEI IDEOS X3 Hands-On Pictures

Recently we were invited for a HUAWEI Blogger’s Meet in Mumbai and were shown 3 recently launched HUAWEI Android devices. Here are the hands-on photos of IDEOS X3.

HUAWEI IDEOS X3 is another entry level 3G Android Gingerbread device launched in India for Rs. 9990/- (MOP). It has 3.2” TFT LCD HVGA display and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 SOC (System on Chip) running at 600MHz. IDEOS X3 has a 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM. This device is actually unique as even it is a entry level Android smartphone, X3 has a premium design with curved body and nice soft touch matt plastic covering all back side of the device. Overall the device feels quite solid in hand.  The X3 has VGA FFC (Front Facing Camera) for Internet Video Calls. The display is quite bright and due to its size (3.2”) and HVGA resolution it was quite sharp for our eyes. The X3 has 3.2MP Fixed Focus main camera without LED Flash. It supports 3.5mm headphone jack. HUAWEI has provided 1200mAh battery for X3.  Continue reading “HUAWEI IDEOS X3 Hands-On Pictures”

Sony Ericsson Xperia HD images, specs surface before official launch

The Sony Ericsson Nozomi or which will officially will be called as Xperia HD has been in the news from quite sometime and has been rumored to be Sony Ericsson’s flagship device in CES. Now ITProPortal is claiming they have some exclusive images and benchmarks of this device which will leave us speechless.

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Press images for AT&T branded Galaxy Note leaked

An AT&T branded Galaxy Note was already caught at FCC a few days back and this new leaked images are proof that Galaxy Note will be coming to AT&T around next month. Pocketnow was successul in somehow managing an image from the press release and we can clearly see the AT&T logo in the front of the device.

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LG Optimus 2 pops up on manufacturer’s website

LG Optimus One was the most sold device bu LG last year and they have decided to revive the series with the Optimus 2, the specifications of the device don’t look that great but comes with Gingerbread and will be releasing at a very cheap price. It will also be showcased at CES next weak.

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Sharp Android 2.3 AQUOS Phone IS14H Launched In Japan

The ever expanding smartphone market – Japan is receiving a new distinctive Android device from Sharp, the AQUOS Phone IS14H .he phone and as  one might straight away correlate it to a feature phone, it is far from it. Apart from its slide-out numerical keypad nothing much can be compared.

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Samsung Galaxy Note unboxing

The Samsung Galaxy Note has arrived and with it comes the now obligatory unboxing video. But first, a quick recap on what the Galaxy Note is. The Galaxy Note is a super sized phone, or a small tablet – depending on your point of view. Personally I view it more as a phone as, while it is massive, it is a fully functioning phone, and most users will likely use this as their main phone rather than carrying a separate smartphone (and why would you want to?). Add the S-Pen stylus and the 5.3″ Super AMOLED HD (800 x 1280) display with Wacom digitiser to the mix and what you get is a device that replaces not only your smartphone, but also your Moleskine notebook.

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Sony XPERIA Nyphon Leaked

Yes, you read the title right. The phone is indeed called Sony XPERIA LT22 ( codenamed Nyphon). The phone in the leaked picture above might be the first re-branded XPERIA phone.

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Motorola DEFY+ review

The Motorola DEFY+ is an evolution of the original Motorola DEFY, which won our heart last year as the only complete smartphone that offers some form of physical protection against water, dust and the occasional drop. In a form that doesn’t make it differ much from a typical smartphone. Read on to find out if this phone has what it takes to survive in the hands of a nefarious phones reviewer. Continue reading “Motorola DEFY+ review”

Motorola RAZR hands-on

This morning I had the chance to play with Motorola’s newest Android smartphone – the RAZR. The impossibly slim smartphone is the thinnest I have ever held. At 7.1mm thickness, the RAZR best the Galaxy S2 by a full 1.4mm.

The RAZR’s specs are typical of what to expect from a late 2011 smartphone. Beneath the glossy and stylish metal exterior lies a Texas Instrument OMAP 4430 SoC with dual core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and PowerVR SGX540 GPU. In essence the RAZR is a DROID Bionic reborned for the international market after a diet and slight speed upgrade. Continue reading “Motorola RAZR hands-on”