The second generation Mi Max is here and as the name says it is a huge device in terms of physical size and battery capacity. The Mi Max 2 has a 6.44” display and a 5300 mAh high capacity battery. It supports quick charge 3.0 and Parallel charging. The charger that comes with this device is a 9V/2A charger. Also another cool thing about this device is that it has the current standard USB type C port in it. Which is a very good thing. This phone is made in India. The Mi Max 2 is launched at ₹16,999 which is a decent price for this phone and these are the specifications of the Mi Max 2. Continue reading “Mi Max 2 launched. Specs, Overview and price in India”
Sony launched its flagship mirrorless full frame camera Sony A9 in India at a starting price of ₹3,29,990. This camera will be available in all major Sony retailers (online and offline) from July 29, 2017. Sony also launched some camera accessories for this camera. Such as: Continue reading “Sony A9: Flagship mirrorless camera of the year”
Canon launched the new EOS 6D Mark II in India on Monday (17 July 2017). The 6D Mark II will go on sale this month and the price of the camera in India is set to ₹1,32,995 (body only). Canon is also going to provide some bundle option with this camera where you can peak any one EF lens with this camera and the price of the bundles are as follows: Continue reading “Canon EOS 6D Mark II launched in India.”
As per leaks the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be released on August 23 and there are a lots of rumors about the look and configuration of this device. Though most of the leaks are from third party sources, this time the Exynos team of Samsung has teased the Note fans with this picture on their official twitter account. Continue reading “Is this the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?”
Thumbnail Previews feature is now available on the YouTube desktop website. This feature will show the users a preview of the video when they hover the cursor over the thumbnail. The previews are like GIFs and they are 3 seconds long. The YouTube creators/channel owners do not have any creative control over the Thumbnail Previews and the frames for the previews are selected automatically from the first half of the video. Continue reading “YouTube videos now have Thumbnail Previews option”
Like the “Facebook Lite” app, Facebook has launched a lite version of Messenger app targeting the users who are still using old/entry level smartphones or slow internet. The “Facebook Lite” app was initially launched for India only. However, this time the “Messenger Lite” app is available in 130 countries including India. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger Lite is now available in India.”
It’s that time of the year, where a Galaxy Active phone should be released. Well this time it’s getting delayed but we are slowly getting some leaks and rumors about the Galaxy S8 Active and here’s our thoughts about this phone. This blog is an Opinion/discussion. So feel free to provide your input about this device. Continue reading “Galaxy S8 Active: Things that you can expect.”
OnePlus 5 – India launch event is set to be on June 22, 2017 at Mumbai. This is going to be the best OnePlus device ever and there are the most interesting features/specs of the OnePlus 5. Continue reading “Everything we know about the upcoming OnePlus 5.”
Here’s another big news in cyber crime! Recently in a blog post, Zomato revealed that about 17 million user records from their database were stolen. The stolen information includes User IDs, Names, Usernames, Email address and hashed password of their consumers. However, the company confirmed that all the payment related information are still safe. Continue reading “Zomato hacked! – 17 million user records were stolen.”
Samsung is going to release the Samsung Z4 in India on May 19, 2017. It’s the 4th model of the Z – Series and it’s running with Tizen operating system. Samsung has confirmed the price of the device in their recent blog post in Samsung India Newsroom and the price is ₹5,790. Samsung says this phone is for those who want to upgrade to a smartphone from feature phone but don’t want to get into the complexity of Android OS. Let’s find out the truth and check if the Samsung Z4 is worth buying.
The Samsung Z4 has a 4.5” Display with 2.5D glass. It has a 1.5 quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory. Memory is also expandable up to 128GB. It has a 2050 mAh battery(removable) and dual SIM support. Coming to the camera, it has 5MP front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing camera with two flashes. The speaker is just located under the camera. It’s a 4G smartphone and users can also access Samsung theme store and Tizen store on this phone to download themes and apps.
This phone has some “Make for India” features. Such as –
- Localized solutions for Indian consumers.
- S bike mode.
- Ultra power saving mode.
- My Money Transfer : Offline banking service
- Access latest news in your preferred local language from the home screen.
Moment of truth:
If you know about Tizen OS, you know that it’s not that good compared to Android or iOS. These are some points that you should know before buying the Samsung Z4.
- The choice of apps is also very limited. Though the commonly used apps are currently available for Tizen OS. But, you may not get the app updates frequently.
- Samsung India says “The user interface on Samsung Z4 is simple, easy to use and optimized for seamless performance.” With the configuration of the device there is a huge question mark on the seamless performance.
- Tizen OS is Samsung’s self improved OS which is also found in the Gear Smartwatches. But there is no Samsung flagship or even mid range Tizen based smartphones available from Samsung. Samsung India says “With more than 500 million feature phone users, India has immense potential for smartphone upgrade.” From this you can understand that it is a “test product”.
- Samsung says this phone is specifically designed for “first time smartphone users”. It means that they are not targeting the people who have idea about Tizen OS.
If you are a first time smartphone user, definitely go for an Android based smartphone. You can find a lot of Android smartphone in the same range (₹5000 – ₹7000). MI phones give more features in this price which includes Google play stores and Google services. The MI interface might be complex for a first time smartphone user. In that case you can opt for a Motorola phone in the same price range. Moto user interface is nearly the same as that of the stock Android.
That’s all you need to know about Tizen and the Samsung Z4. Do let us know your thoughts about this phone and if you have any question you can comment below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org