OnePlus has announced that it will provide full warranty coverage to all existing OnePlus One users in India. OnePlus, India Head, Vikas Agarwal has announced on OnePlus Forum that Indian users who have bought global variant of OnePlus One, can avail full warranty in India.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Mega 2, its latest Galaxy Mega series smartphone in September. The 6-inch phablet then went on sale in India last month for Rs 20,900. We have already seen the unboxing, photo gallery and benchmarks of the Mega 2. Now lets compare the Galaxy Mega 2 with OnePlus One that we have already reviewed and is expected to launch in India soon. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Vs OnePlus One Photo Gallery”
OnePlus has announced that it has released a major OTA update for its OnePlus One smartphone. Dubbed as CM 11S 38R, the update fixes the touch screen issues and brings few enhancements.
OnePlus One, one of the most anticipated Chinese smartphone might hit Indian markets before December this year. The 5.5 inch Full HD display phone that was announced in April this year wants to sell its 64GB variant under Rs. 25,000 in India.
While HTC has won many accolades for the stunning design language of their One series of handsets, it seems that it isn’t enough for design chief Scott Croyle. Completing an almost 6 year stint at HTC, Scott Croyle, has decided to put in his papers but will continue to be associated with HTC in a consulting position. Continue reading “HTC’s head of design, Scott Croyle, all set to leave the company”
OnePlus One continues to maintain the hype that it managed to create during MWC 2014 and the phone is all set to be unveiled completely on April 23, 2014. With less than a week to go, leaks are common and this time we have a leaked photo showcasing the Swappable back covers.
OnePlus has taken a different approach in introducing the phone to the world as it has announced a feature every week and the swappable back covers was one of its features, but they hadn’t showcased the back of the device then. But now, the back covers have leaked in full glory in what is rumored to be the press render.
The Image was a older one, but now they have upgraded the processor to Snapdragon 801.
There have been leaks about how the device will look and you can see that it see that in the leaked box content images right below.
The official specifications of the device so far are
- 5.5″ JDI 1080p display
- Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC – Quad-core at 2.5GHz)
- 3100+mAh battery (non-removable)
- Sony Exmor IMX214 6-Lens 13MP camera
- 5MP Front-Facing camera
- 3GB of RAM
- 16GB & 64GB Variants
- Stereo Speakers
- StyleSwap Covers – Multiple materials/textures
- Single-SIM card
- Global LTE
- GSM Only
- Something better than pre-orders
- No front branding
- 2 year CyanogenMod support
OnePlus have also posted a few camera samples from the OnePlus One on their forums and the photos look quite good.
In their forums, they have also posted a few screenshots of how the CyanogenMod will look on the OnePlus. You can check out the screenshots right below.
Its been a tough few months for HTC and it doesn’t look like it is getting any better. After reporting its lowest profits ever over last year, the company today revealed it’s financial report for Q1 2014. Continue reading “HTC reports $62 million loss for Q1 2014 ahead of One M8 launch”
The much leaked next generation HTC One, also known as the M8, was just announced at an event here in New York and FoneArena was live at the venue to report on it. We’ve had some time with the handset that has a tall order to fill being the successor to the rather excellent HTC One. So without further ado, let’s get onto our hands on with the brand new HTC One M8. Continue reading “HTC One (M8) Hands On”
OnePlus is a new company from China with executives from Oppo and they claim to be working on the “perfect” smartphone. Instead of revealing the smartphone first, OnePlus has been slowly, but steadily building hype around their product – OnePlus One. OnePlus One is supposed to be the perfect smartphone that they are building and they have tied up with CyanogenMod Inc to provide the OS for them.
HTC has been trying their best to turn the ship around and having a consumer centric approach. From the beautifully designed HTC One to the Google Play Edition and now, fast OS updates, the company has been doing a lot of things right. Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America, has just confirmed that the Google Play Edition of the flagship handset will be running Android 4.4 within 15 days. He also reaffirmed that the Developer Edition and unlock version will be on the new release within 30 days. Continue reading “HTC One to get Android 4.4 KitKat within 90 days”
The HTC Butterfly S, as you might have known by now, has landed in our office and we had promptly unboxed it for a quick look. One of the highlights of the Butterfly S is that it has the same 4 MP UltraPixel camera from the HTC One that the company famously proclaimed as one of the best. We had some tests done that proved otherwise, but it was still an impressive direction that HTC had taken. They went against the Megapixel race by introducing larger pixels for the 1/3″ sensor, but cut down the pixel count by half. You get a 2 micron pixel size after the size cut down and effectively, coupled with a f2.0 lens, it directly means great low light performance. There’s one small caveat though, the Butterfly S is not equipped with an OIS unit, so that makes things less interesting for low light, making us think how it can actually handle those conditions.
And that’s exactly what we are going to see right now. How does the camera perform in various lighting conditions? Check out our camera samples after the break.
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”
There is a lot of negativity surrounding the Taiwanese phone maker HTC recently due to some high profile departures from the company including Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera and Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik. But the company has managed to sell 5 million units of the its flagship HTC One smartphone since launch according to a report by the WSJ. HTC’s main Android rival Samsung just announced today that it had sold over 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone in record time. The HTC One hit many markets before the Galaxy S4 but HTC is still struggling with the global roll out. India was supposed to get the phone in end of April but it is finally going on sale only this month end. HTC was also involved in some legal trouble with respect to the HDR microphone on the device. Continue reading “5 million HTC One phones sold since launch”
The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are 2 high-end smartphones with some very impressive specs.The HTC One has a very premium feel to it and is made of metal and packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 1080p HD display. The Galaxy S4 on the other hand is fully made of plastic and is extremely thin and light and packs a 5 inch SuperAMOLED 1080p HD display. Both phones are priced relatively the same worldwide. Let us see which one looks better in front of the camera in this photo gallery.
Once considered a leader amongst smartphone manufacturers, HTC has fallen from grace due to increasing competition and in some ways failure to keep up. With ever declining sales, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is in a dire scenario that calls for desperate measures.
The One is it’s offering to the world and is meant to show that the company can still create a compelling product. CEO Peter Chou is confident enough to proclaim that he will resign if the handset doesn’t do well in the market. A beautiful product for sure but does it have what it takes to face the twin attack from the Sony Xperia Z and the Korean juggernaut, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone ? Read on to find out! Continue reading “HTC One Review”