When Samsung first introduced the Galaxy S2, the 4.3 inch size seemed just too big way back in 2011 but who knew smartphones would one day have a size north of 5 inches. Now that the S4 is about to hit the stores in April end, Samsung has quietly slipped in the refreshed version of its two year old flagship, the Galaxy S2 Plus. The showcased it in India in the first week of April and now it gets a price tag as well.
The S2 Plus will sell for Rs.22,900 as per some online retailers but we expect the prices to come down in near future and the offline stores are expected to sell it at a lower price. The smartphone as the same 4.3 inch screen of 800×480 pixels resolution as the S2 but the changes come in under the hood. The S2 Plus gets a 1.2 GHz dual core Broadcomm processor with a Broadcomm GPU whereas the S2 came with an Exynos processor ticking at 1.2 GHz.
NXG Electronics Pvt Ltd on 27 January 2013 launched their new phablet the XFAB 2 MINI retaining its best features from its predecessor the XFAB. It has a super sleek design measuring 138x70mm and weighing 200 grams which makes it comfortable for daily use. It features a dual core cortex A9 chipset clocked at 1Ghz with 1GB RAM combined together for maximum performance output. The XFAB 2 MINI sports a 4.7-inch IPS qHD display with 960×540 pixels resolution. The smart phone has a 12 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash which can shoot HD videos and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera enabling the video calls facility.
Swipe, the California based electronics manufacturer ventured into India in July 2013 with three Android tablets and then went on to launch smartphones in the market as well. And now, they’ve entered into a partnership with one of the most popular youth centric channels in the country, MTV and has launched the first smartphone under the new branding, the Swipe MTV Volt which is a 6 inch Android based phablet and will retail at a price of Rs.11,999.
The last smart phone running Windows Phone 7.5 in the Lumia line-up – the Nokia Lumia 510 was launched near Diwali in India in November 2012. Lumia 510 was launched for Rs. 9999 INR being the cheapest windows phone smart phone available in the market. It was launched to take on the budget androids growing exponentially from different manufacturers but has it been able to do so? Lets find out in the review below.
The retail package consisted of the micro USB cable, battery, handset, user manuals and the headset, all in a small carry box.
Samsung Mobile Indian launches the Samsung Galaxy Grand with a 5 Inch Display which is bright and clean 16 Million colours capacitive touchscreen with 480×800 Pixels resolution. It is a Dual SIM Phone which uses two regular size SIM cards. It has quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G network support. It is 9.6 mm slim and weighs about 162 grams. The pricing is quite competitive at Rs. 21500 with the street price expected to be close to Rs. 20,000 when it hits the market towards the end of January 2013. As an introductory offer, Samsung is offering a free Flip cover in the box and content worth Rs. 8,000 in the My Services application on the phone. It also comes with free data plan of 2GB per month for 2 months on Vodafone India network.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Detailed User Review
The Galaxy Grand is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual core processor and has 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB internal memory which can be further expanded by 64 GB by adding a microSD card. It supports up to 21 Mbps HSDPA protocol with high speed WiFi bgn along with hotspot functionality. It runs latest Android OS 4.1.2 which is jelly bean out of the box.
As per the official sales data, the Canvas HD A116 has sold over 9000 units on the first day of its launch which is a tremendous response. We bring you a detailed review of the Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Camera Samples for you. Check out our detailed video review of the Canvas HD A116, also see the comparison with Canvas 2 A110 and Samsung Galaxy Grand.
Samsung Mobile India has launched new series of smart feature phones in India under the REX series. The product series includes 4 phones to start with, these are Samsung REX 90, Rex 80, REX 80 and REX 70. All these phones are quite value for money offering and comes with a screen size between 2.8 inch to 3.5 inch and include both single SIM and Dual SIM options. The USP of the products is high quality of display, smart looking form factor, single and dual SIM options, Samsung App store, social network applications and EDGE internet support.
REX series is designed for the target customers who like to remain connected and use the smart features on a good quality phone at an affordable price point. It will offer great value in terms of good quality display and battery life of Samsung to name a few benefits of the series. At the same time, to keep the phones affordable, Samsung has decided to let go of 3G and Android OS on the REX series.