HTC One Mini vs Apple iPhone 5 Hands On

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HTC recently announced the smaller version of their flagship – HTC One as the new HTC One Mini. Apple’s iPhone 5 is nearly an year old and Apple have already announced their newer Apple iPhone 5S. Both the devices are world’s apart except for their sizes. HTC One Mini has a 4.3inch display which is close to Apple’s 4inch RETINA display. Check out our quick hands-on comparison video of HTC One Mini and iPhone 5 right below.

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iOS 7 to be available for Apple iPhone 5 and 4S on September 18th

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Apple just revealed that the much awaited and critiqued iOS 7 update will be coming over to most Apple devices, but it will reach the iPhone 4S and the 5 on September 18th. The iOS 7 update includes the much awaited user interface overhaul and some extra features like AirDrop and brand new multitasking.

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Nokia Lumia 925 Blind Test – Flagship Shoot Out

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The Nokia Lumia 925 launched just six days back in India with a price tag of Rs. 33,499. It was announced back in May, as a refreshed alternative to people who didn’t like the bulk and design of the good old Nokia Lumia 920. The camera was supposedly improved, along with the build and design, with a six element lens and all new algorithms, while retaining all the PureView OIS goodness that the 920 was known for. While the Lumia 920 was good, it had problems with defocused softer photos and overall unreliable performance, making it a tougher buy when compared to other flagships. But, does the Lumia 925 fix that? Can it produce better pictures than competing flagship devices? Exactly what we are going to see today.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5 Hands On

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Nokia’s much awaited camera centric handset, the Lumia 1020, was finally unveiled a short while back. We’ve had some time with the handset and you’ve already seen our impressions of the phone. We decided to pitch against some of the top smartphones out there. You’ve already seen our comparison of the Lumia 1020 vs the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and now we compare the phone with the iPhone 5.  Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5 Hands On”

Camera Video Quality Comparison – Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Apple iPhone 5

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A lot of you readers have been asking us which phone has the best camera for video capture. I was recently in London for the Nokia Lumia 925 launch event and carried along some flagships like the Galaxy S4 , HTC One , Nokia Lumia 920 and the Apple iPhone 5. So here is is , a quick real life comparison of how these phones capture video. This comparison only includes the day light performance. Will try to include  a low-light performance later on. So here we have 2 supreme Android phones , the best Windows phone and latest iPhone fighting against each other in this camera comparison! Dive in and take a look. Continue reading “Camera Video Quality Comparison — Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Apple iPhone 5”

SkyDrive updated for iOS, brings iPhone 5 support and high resolution image downloads

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SkyDrive, the cloud storage solution from Microsoft has its app updated for iOS finally, after a long time. The reason it took so long was due to Apple wanting a cut from Microsoft for an in-app subscription model for SkyDrive storage upgrades, initially planned for the iOS app. The app was reportedly re submitted a number of times until now, when Apple and Microsoft have finally come into a consensus on what to do with the IAP type subscription. Microsoft now doesn’t have an option for storage upgrade inside the app but users can always upgrade the storage from the web.

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Over 2 Million iPhone 5’s Sold in China During Launch Weekend

This evening, Apple announced that the sales of the iPhone 5 exceeded two million units in its first weekend of availability in China.

“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”

Back in September, the sales of the iPhone 5 exceeded over 5 million during its initial launch in 9 countries including the U.S.

Chinese iPhone 5 Preorders Exceed 300,000

This Friday the iPhone will go on sale in China, and just days before, the nation’s second largest carriers revealed that preorders for the device has surpassed over 300,000 units less than a week after initiating reservations.

In a post on Sina Weibo microblog (via MacWorld), China Unicom said pre-sale orders for Apple’s iPhone 5 is now at over 300,000. This means that the carrier added around 200,000 reservations to the 100,000 recorded a day after reservations were made available.

China Unicom is Apple’s largest partner in the country, with China Telecom coming in second.

Apple iPhone 5 Review

The Apple iPhone 5 which is the latest and greatest iPhone ever made by the Cupertino based company is here.The iPhone 5 sports an all new design which reminds us of the first iPhone which had a metallic back. The iPhone 5 also features a lot of new components on the inside. Does the iPhone 5 live up to it’s expectations ? Find out in the FoneArena review below Continue reading “Apple iPhone 5 Review”

iPhone 5 to Launch in More Than 50 New Countries in December

Today, Apple announced that the iPhone 5 will be made available in more than 50 new countries in December. The full list of December launches includes:

December 7: South Korea

December 14: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela

December 21: Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam

iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Drop to 1 Week

Last week, we reported that Apple has started to catch up on iPhone 5 demand in the U.S. Now, iPhone 5 shipping estimates for Asia and Pacific markets have dropped to just one week. That’s the shortest shipping estimate since the iPhone 5 went on sale back in September. A shorter shipping time might  mean demand is dropping, or more likely Apple has been able to ramp up production of the iPhone 5 to meet demand. Continue reading “iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Drop to 1 Week”

Apple Beginning to Catch Up on iPhone 5 Demand in U.S.

AppleInsider reports that Apple has nearly caught up with demand for the iPhone 5 in the US. Gene Munster and his team at Piper Jaffray checked of 100 retail Apple Stores. They found that supply of AT&T and Verizon models has significantly improved, while Sprint models remain available.

“As we get closer to the holiday, we believe consumers will likely have the ability to walk into an Apple Store and walk out with an iPhone 5 within the next two weeks,” Munster said.

In addition, Apple’s own online store shows shipping estimates dropping to 2 weeks for the first time. Previously, iPhone 5 ship dates were 3-4 weeks, improving to 2-3 weeks last week, and now at 2 weeks.

Apple Posts Two New iPhone 5 Television Ads, ‘Orchestra’ and ‘Turkey’

Apple has just released two new iPhone television ads. The ads are called  ‘Orchestra‘ and ‘Turkey‘. Orchestra highlights the microphones and noise canceling technology on the iPhone 5. This technology helps reduce background noise during calls. Turkey focuses on the Share Photo Stream feature of iOS 6.

Excuse me, maestro? Bring it down please!
Better.
That’s what happens to background noise when you’re making a call on this.
This microphone here picks up the sounds around you and helps turn them down.
So when the world gets noisy, calls sound better.

Well, it’s that time of year again.
You know, picture taking season?
And, with Photo Stream, you can share all the photos you want.
With just the people you want.
It’s as easy as pie. Mmmm… pie.

Both the ads are great, but Apple’s ‘Orchestra’ ad is my favorite. Apple does a fantastic job at explaining the concept of noise canceling with this ad. Simply brilliant.

Apple Might Release iPhone 5S in Mid 2013

According to sources, Apple is expected to unveil the next generation of their iPhone and iPad lineup in mid 2013. This would result in an increase in demand for ICs during the second half half of the first quarter of 2013.

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