Showing posts with label phones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label phones. Show all posts

Sunday, October 06, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 925 is the most refined, and improved version of its sibling, the Lumia 920, bringing a variety of cool features, apps, and solid specs for a much incredible mobile entertainment. Unlike the polycarbonate bodies of other Lumia units, this handset is the very first to introduce the metal body to the family, so it looks quite premium and sleek. Apart from that, it also offers a mid-sized AMOLED display, slightly better rear camera, user-friendly operating system, and a dual core processor for seamless multitasking.

Design and Display

Design-wise, the Lumia 925 is fairly similar to the Lumia 920. But what makes it more attractive is the aluminum frame surrounding the unit, unlike its other Lumia siblings, which are mostly made of quality plastic. Apart from the metal frame, another asset of this unit is its thin profile. It is actually the thinnest Lumia yet at only 8.5 mm. As to what you would expect from its svelte body, it is also lightweight at only 139 grams lighter than the bulky Lumia 920, which weighs 185 grams.

Build quality is excellent and its smooth curved sides give you a solid yet comfortable feel in the hand. Up top sits the standard headphone jack, micro USB port, and microSIM slot. Along the right hand side, you can find the power button, volume control rocket, and the shutter button while the left hand side is totally bare.

The front of the Nokia Lumia 925 is dominated by a large, 4.5-inch display. It uses an AMOLED screen, so you can clearly view images and read messages even under direct sunlight. It’s bright, razor sharp, and vibrant. Colors are vivid, and viewing angles are also quite impressive. It offers 768 x 1280 pixel resolution, and uses PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack technology just like its predecessor, thereby giving you a satisfying viewing experience.

Camera

The camera of the Lumia 925 is slightly beefed up as compared to the Lumia 920. Just like the latter, it uses a 8.7 megapixel sensor. The only difference is that it uses Carl Zeiss optics, which is more than enough for mobile camera aficionados out there. Apart from that, it offers more clever features and other useful functions to capture the Kodak moments with your loved ones.

Some of the cool features you can enjoy include the Bing vision, cinemagraph, panorama, and the Nokia Smart camera. Another notable feature is the optical image stabilization, which greatly reduces the camera shake effect, especially when recording videos.

Performance

Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the Lumia 925 is good enough for those who are into multi tasking but not as great as compared to its rivals with quad core processors. And with Windows Phone 8 operating system, navigation is made easier and smoother. The OS comes with a number of features including the popular social network apps like Facebook and Twitter. Web browsing is also quick, so you can always visit your favorite websites without any hassle or delays.

Call quality on the other hand is slightly disappointing, so you may encounter minor problems, especially when you’re calling at a noisy place. This is just a heads up for those who are engaged with other third party services just like the RingCentral. Nevertheless, it still allows you to keep in touch with your loved ones anytime, anywhere with its extensive connectivity options and good battery performance.

Pros:
  • Excellent build quality
  • Slim and lightweight design.
  • Much improved rear camera
Cons:

  • Only offers 16 GB of storage.
  • Poor call quality.
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 925 is undeniably a great Windows Phone 8 Smartphone with solid specs. It’s classy, stylish, durable, and lightweight. However, there is no denying that it sits in an odd position because it is quite similar to its predecessor, with only little improvement. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a better performer than the latter.

Authors Bio
Tyrone is a freelance writer who’s had extensive experience in the Outreach Program. This time he brings his extensive Writing expertise to Business and Technology. The articles he posts will surely be informative and comprehensive especially for individuals who are in dire need of these resources. He writes to cater RingCentral Virtual PBX and other impressive pool of different clients.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer is the time of exploration, vacation and travelling and a lot of you will probably go out to see the wide world, or Mexico, whichever is more attractive at the moment. Of course leaving the country does not mean reverting to full on cave man mode, so you will probably be bringing your cell or smart phone with you. The thing is that many people use their phone as they would back in the US, e specially when travelling to a country nearby. Doing that can only have one of two outcomes, you either use your phone, and come home to a large phone bill, or you switch it off and wait till you get back.

But there are certain ways to be able to use your phone without having to deal with the high phone bill, and you will find that being able to do so make that tiny bit of difference between a good trip and a great trip.

Alter your phones Data and Roaming Services

The data and roaming services of your smart phone allow it to access the internet to send and receive emails, for example, and to make and receive calls and texts abroad respectively. Your phone will automatically use the local network, which then will charge your service provider at home. Since it happens automatically with no notification, you are sometime unaware that your phone is already costing you money, sometimes without even being used. To avoid that you must be careful with your data and roaming usage. Here are some things you can do.

Get yourself an international or travel plan - Before you leave, you can ask your service provider if they have any travel packages for your phone. This lets you purchase a fixed amount of data at a fixed price. It is a little cheaper and lets you control your data usage.

Keep track of how much data you have used - this can be done by accessing the phone's settings or by using an app. That way you know if you will exceed your data allowance.

Disable notifications and email synching - both services use data, and you can check your email manually.

Disable data and roaming altogether - There are other ways to use your phone or to access the internet without resorting to your provider's data subscription. Disable the service, or set your phone to Airplane mode. That way you still can access local Wi-Fi hotspots for free or cheaper internet access, when you need to send or receive emails.

Get a new SIM

There are two options here. One is to get a prepaid international SIM card or a local SIM. The advantage of an international SIM card is that you have a single number wherever you go, which is convenient if you travel often or through multiple countries, but a local SIM card lets you make calls and texts at local rates which are often much cheaper. In both cases you will need a GSM compatible unlocked phone. Companies that offer international SIM cards include Maxroam,OneSimCard and Telestial and they usually cost from $20 to $30.

Wi-Fi-and VoIP Alternatives

If you are in a place with Wi-Fi or have a mobile hotspot you can use it for your phone's email service or VoIP apps. Most VoIP service providers offer apps that allow you to make voice and video calls, send images and messages for free or for a fixed rate depending on you're the provider and how you use it. Some service providers even offer data plans of their own so you can use VoIP without having to look for Wi-Fi first.

Authors Bio
Tyrone is a freelance writer who's had extensive experience in the Outreach Program. This time he brings his extensive Writing expertise to Business and Technology. The articles he posts will surely be informative and comprehensive especially for individuals who are in dire need of these resources. He writes to cater impressive pool of different clients.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tablet and smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 2, we have heard a lot of rumors about its successor - planshetofone third-generation Galaxy Note.

Most of the rumors concerned the screen of the device and some of the "leak" claimed that it will be executed on the basis of a flexible AMOLED matrix. Some rumors discussed the amount of RAM and the materials of which the cabinet will be made ...

And the closer to the IFA 2013, which will be held in early September in Berlin, and on which (again - according to rumors) Samsung introduce Galaxy Note 3 , the greater the leakage of information about it begins to come from a variety of sources.

One of the last states that in the end the market will go four different models of Galaxy Note 3.

It is reported by Korean news site ETnews. It is assumed that the most expensive Galaxy Note 3 will have a body of high-quality materials and is equipped with a 13 megapixel camera and unbreakable AMOLED screen from Samsung.

The second model will be different conventional AMOLED screen, a third modification of the Note 3 will have a regular LCD screen. The cheapest smartphone will be equipped with an 8 megapixel camera.

Most interesting is that a little later in the network has information that there will be a minimum of eight models of Galaxy Note 3:
  • SM-N900
  • SM-N900V
  • SM-N900T
  • SM-N900A
  • SM-N900AI
  • SM-N900P
  • SM-N900R4
  • SM-N900S
And given the previous data, it is not much, especially when you take into account the fact that the U.S. market is usually issued a separate line of mobile devices that can be fitted with a completely different processor. Furthermore, likely will produce a different pattern of internal memory.

In addition, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 , which is available in four different versions: S4, S4 Mini, S4 Zoom b S4 Active, it is possible to count on the appearance of a "compact" model Galaxy Note 3 mini.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Small and medium-sized enterprises, being cash-strapped as they are, badly need the most affordable business communication devices that they can get their hands on. But this does not necessarily mean that they can just compromise quality in favor of inexpensiveness, since a cheap device that does not measure up to their standards is worse than worthless. For SMBs, the keywords should be a balance between affordability and functionality.

This is the ideal. Most of the time, financially-limited companies are trapped between limited choices. Frequently, in these cases, it is hard to determine which Smartphones would be able to best respond to the specific needs of the business with proper efficiency and effectiveness. It is important, hence, for companies to comb through the options, do their own research and perform a trial whenever they can.

One of the inexpensive smartphones that you can consider for your company is the ZTE Director. This handset is reasonably-priced and provides users with respectable call quality. The last advantage is something that you can utilize if you plan to integrate your mobile device to the functions and features of your business telephone system, such as those offered by RingCentral phone service providers and any other providers.

There are disadvantages in using this Smartphone, however. For example, this handset is not fast but rather sluggish and photo quality is not something to rejoice over. Also, if you are using a speakerphone, you will notice that the volume is severely low. Of course, it is not justified to expect that the ZTE Director will perform better than mid-range Smartphones; at best, it is an entry-level Smartphone.

The design of the ZTE Director takes much from ZTE's other low-priced devices such as ZTE Fury and T-Mobile Concord. It is characterized by a smooth matte back plate accentuated by indented edges. Despite a lackluster aesthetic appeal, the ZTE Director is a compact device, measuring 4.65" tall, 2.4g" wide, and 0.48" thick. Its size makes it comfortable to hold. It sports a 3.5" HVGA touchscreen that has a paltry resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and most often not readily responsive.

The ZTE Director runs on the outdated Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system that comes with a host of Google applications including Google Latitude, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google+, and Messenger. You can also download additional apps from the Google Play Store.

The ZTE Director is equipped with a MicroSD slot that can accommodate up to 32GB of additional memory, on top of the 4GB onboard memory of the device. When it comes to the camera, the ZTE Director sports a 3MP rear-facing camera that has limited photo options. Expectedly, the photo quality is poor, with colors muted and objects slightly out of focus. The video basically has the same quality as that of the subpar camera.

This Smartphone, meanwhile houses a low-performing 1GHz Qualcomm processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. With this, the ZTE Director is obviously sluggish; even the simplest commands such as swiping the lock screen or returning to the home screen takes a few seconds longer than is normal. The camera takes approximately 4.76 seconds to launch while it takes the smart phone 46.56 seconds to restart on the average. ZTE Director's 1500mAh is rather small, providing users with only 6 hours of continuous talk time and 350 hours of standby time. Call quality, meanwhile, is respectable.

Authors Bio
Tyrone is a freelance writer who's had extensive experience in the Outreach Program. This time he brings his extensive Writing expertise to Business and Technology. The articles he posts will surely be informative and comprehensive especially for individuals who are in dire need of these resources. He writes to cater RingCentral Virtual PBX and other impressive pool of different clients.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Samsung Electronics has today presented its new smartphone. Having the name of the Galaxy Ace 3, the device is aimed at the gadget segment of buyers, and in fact is a junior product in the line-up of the latest generation Galaxy.

The device has two varieties - for 3G networks and networks for LTE. In addition, supplying it will be available in two versions - one and two SIM-cards. Appearance of the device has not changed. Galaxy Ace has 3 dimensions 121,2 x62, 7x9, 8 mm and weighs 115 grams. The smartphone will get a slightly increased compared with the predecessor screen - 4 inches vs. 3.8 - but the resolution remains the same, 480 by 800 pixels.

Technical specifications of the device are slightly different depending on the support for 3G or LTE. Thus, the first smart category received from the core processor frequency of 1 GHz, while a second chip, but with a frequency of 1.2 GHz. Also different is the amount of built-in memory - the 3G-model it is 4 GB (available for use 1.77 GB), the model with support for LTE - 8 GB (available approximately 5 GB. Differences final criterion is the battery capacity. At Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 3G-enabled, it is 1500 mAh, and the LTE-version boasts 1800 mAh.

The other characteristics are as follows: 1 GB of RAM, a slot for memory cards up to 64 GB, the main 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording with a resolution of 720p HD at 30 frames / s, front VGA-camera wireless adapters Wi -Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, and receiver GPS (A-GPS).

The smartphone runs on Android version 4.2 with a proprietary interface TouchWiz latest version. With him Galaxy Ace 3 received many functions previously appeared in the flagship Galaxy S4. In particular, the recognition works glance Smart Stay, voice assistant S Voice, as well as the function of "Picture and Sound" in the appendix "Camera".

Price and launch of the Galaxy Ace 3 is expected to be announced at the event "Samsung Premier 2013", which will take place on June 20 in London.