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here was a time when we were told "kheloge koodoge banoge kharaab, padhoge likhoge banoge nawab" (play and leap around and you will become bad, read and write and you will become a king). Today, the shoe is very much on the other foot and playing is considered to be good - whether on a console, a playground or on your handset. On the tech side, gaming is a billion dollar business with revenues that rival those coming from Hollywood, and thanks to the smartphone revolution, that has gone really mainstream. Today, you do not need a high end console and a display to enjoy a game with great graphics and sound - just a decent tablet or smartphone would do. And given the rate at which the mercury is soaring in India, playing a game on your handset or tablet is a much safer option than doing so in an open field. Which is why our cover feature this time focuses on the best games across the most popular mobile platforms - no matter which smartphone you use, you will find something to download and enjoy here. A warning: addiction is likely! If only tech life were all fun and games. Of course, there are other issues that keep coming up and as always, we have done our best to cover them in our pages. With different brands offering EMI schemes to purchase their handsets, we have taken a closer look at the pros and cons of what is being handed to consumers. We have also cast an eye on tariff differences. And while the cover story is all about gaming, we also have on board a feature that tells you the different uses to which you can put your trusty tablet - a few surprises for you there, take my word for it. Garnishing all these are our regular bevy of features - we have interviews with key members of the industry, app and game reviews, and a look at interesting devices that have arrived - and are primed to arrive - in the Indian market. Of course, I have saved the best for last - the burn tests. The smartphone wars are truly set to erupt in India with every brand coming out with its flagship (check our last issue's cover story) and this time we take a close look at the Samsung Galaxy S4, the device that many feel will set the benchmark for smartphones this year. We also put the Sony Xperia ZL, the Alcatel One Touch Idol (the Iron Man phone) and Asus's FonePad (a seven inch tablet designed for calling), and a number of other devices through their paces. Turn the pages to find out just how well - or badly - they fared. And there is more action set to come on the tech scene with major events lined up from the likes of Nokia and Apple even as we go to print. Needless to say, we will be keeping an eye on them. And keeping you informed. Keep your feedback coming - nothing makes us work harder and move in the right direction. Which is, of course, towards you.

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letters I am a great fan of My Mobile magazine. I read it regularly and never miss out any of the stories. I really liked the cover story of the FLAGSHIP FACE-OFF April edition. It covered all the best Docking phones which the major brands Stations are offering. The handsets clubbed Facebook Home together in one story gives the Tested |reader a lot of information about what all functions are there and which ones are missing in the highly priced devices. It will also help those who are going to buy any of the flagships, letting them differentiate and buy the best one according to their needs. I would like the team to do such stories in the future as well. –Rahul, Delhi APR 15 to MAY 14 2013  Rs 75

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I like My Mobile magazine because of the hordes of information it covers in it. Most of the technical terms are difficult to understand and your Jargon Buster section helps the reader to understand the technical jargon. The varied terms covered were very interesting and the ample information about each enlightens the reader about them. After reading this I am also able to explain these technical terms to my friends and flaunt my knowledge in front of them. Thanks to the My Mobile team. I would appreciate more Jargon Busters in the magazine. –Kartik, Mumbai With the launch of Facebook Home, everyone was really excited and wanted to get a taste of it. The people who love social networking found it a very interesting concept. But there was hardly any proper informaIN FOCUS tion available about it FACEBOOK GETS A anywhere. The story NEW HOME about Facebook Home in the April issue of the magazine gave us the I complete insight about the app. It highlighted its pros and cons, as well as provided a perspective on its potential use. After reading the story, I understood the entire concept about Facebook Home. –Mansi Kukreti, Himachal Pradesh WWW.MYMOBILE.CO.IN

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t had been rumoured that when Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the Facebook event on April 4, he would show the world the first phone actually made by Facebook. Well, that did not happen. But what did happen was no less momentous. For, in a very bold strategy, Facebook decided to make not just one phone, but EVERY Android phone a Facebook phone. And making this possible was a new software called Home.

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Home, actually, is a skin or a theme intended for most Android devices. And its aim is simple: to give your Android device a total Facebook makeover. We managed to get our hands on a leaked version of Home well before its release and it literally took over the interface of our Nexus 7. Instead of the normal lockscreen, your Android device running Home will now show you a Facebook-oriented lockscreen, with your FB profile picture in a small circle in the middle, which can be pulled to either access the applications, the camera or your Facebook page, directly from the lockscreen itself. And in the background will be a large image or post made by one of your friends. In fact, hitting the home button on your device will display a series of posts by your friends, one at a time, all with rich graphical content. Notifications appear in the form of tiles,

which you can tap on to open or just swipe away to ignore. You can also use Facebook chat while using any app, using the Chat Heads and Messenger service, which pretty much makes Facebook chat very much like a BBM or iMessage service in terms of ease of use and access. But what of the apps that already exist on your device? Well, you can place the ones that you prefer using the most in a special launcher, and the others will be displayed in a regular list. Of course, these are just the tip of what is likely to be a very large Facebook iceberg. Evidently, Home will be updated with new features and functions every month, to the extent that there will literally be a bit of Facebook in everything you do from your Android handset. The app itself is initially going to be available for a total of six handsets (the HTC One, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S IV, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note 2) from April 12 onwards on Google Play in the US and will gradually make its way to other devices and nations. Consumers will also have the option to grab an HTC First handset, which will be the first phone to come with Home as well as Instagram pre-loaded on to it. Once again, availability of this dual core processor driven handset will be restricted to a few nations.

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So are we headed for a Facebook Home era on Android? While Facebook addicts might think so, tech experts have been less optimistic. Many have pointed out that most major Android manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony come with their own customised skins and themes, which users have got accustomed to. Would they take kindly to having yet another skin placed over it? A lot of people have also expressed concern that while they do use Facebook, it is by no means the only social network they log on to – and Home definitely does not treat other social networks (Google Plus, Flickr, etc.) as kindly as it does Facebook. Then there is the matter of control and privacy. There is a stream of thought that believes that Home will give Facebook access to all the information one has on one’s device, which is not a good thing for those who value their privacy. Round that off with the fact that the app seems to be both a RAM and bandwidth guzzler, thanks to its penchant for displaying high-resolution images, and you can see why not everyone is cheering Home on. Facebook’s Home initiative in fact could work both ways. It could lead to a whole new way of using Android devices if it proves popular. However, if it does not, it could ironically fragment the whole Facebook

experience. After all, people using Home on their device would get a very different experience from those using conventional Facebook apps. There is also the little matter of other platforms. While our sources inform us that a Home app for BlackBerry 10’s platform is a distinct possibility, the chances of its coming to iOS and Windows Phone 8, both of which do not allow users to change the basic homescreen interface, are very remote indeed. In simple terms, Facebook Home could result in a fragmented Facebook community in terms of experience. As one cynical user put it, “Uptil now, we used to wonder when we would get the latest version of Android on our handsets. Now we will also have to see if it supports Home and which version of it!” Of course, on the flip side, if it does actually take off, it could be a shot in the arm for Android, lifting it well and truly clear of the competition. Whatever happens, what cannot be denied is that from April 12 onwards, the world’s most famous social network will have a new Home on Android. Literally. What is going to matter is just how many people choose to stay in it. And for how long. If people prefer staying out, it might lead to that Facebook phone people were talking about, after all. 

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Nowadays, almost all handset manufacturers are offering free virtual cloud storage on the purchase of a new handset. However, the idea of virtual cloud storage is still not popular among users due to lack of awareness about the concept. The story done in the last edition of the magazine in this regard provided complete information about virtual storage. After reading it, I myself started using the virtual cloud storage. It makes work a lot easier and now I am able to share my entire official documents with my colleagues very easily when I am not in office. I regularly read My Mobile magazine and would like to read similar informational stories. –Ruma, Assam I never miss out on any My Mobile issue. I read the magazine regularly and it keeps me updated about the happenings of the tech world. I always appreciate the interviews that you publish in the magazine. The heads of various companies talk about what the company will offer in the future and how the consumers can benefit from it. In the last edition I liked the Chief Speak of Moin Mushtaque, Vice President of the Mobile Store. The interview covered a lot of information about the Mobile Store which was new for me. I was not aware about the various facilities it provides to the customers. After reading this I decided to purchase my new handset from the Mobile Store. I would also request the team to do more interviews this time. –Ravi Yadav, Bihar I am a religious reader of My Mobile magazine and really like the interesting stories that you cover in all your issues. Every section of the magazine is different and the stories covered are fresh and current. The Just In and the Sneak Peek sections offer all the knowledge about new phones as well as those yet to enter the market, which helps the user remain updated about new technologies introduced. Along with the magazine, your website is also very fascinating. It can keep a reader engaged for a long period of time. The constant news updates and the comparisons that can be made using various handsets are exceptional. I would like to thank the My Mobile team for doing a wonderful job and would like them to continue it in the same manner. –Suraj, via e-mail.

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NEWS bits HANDSETS & MORE Micromax rolls out 3D smartphone for Rs 9,999 Following the success of the Canvas HD, Micromax has launched its first 3D smartphone, the Canvas 3D-A115 in India. Graced with good looks, the new 3D smartphone lets users view 3D content without 3D glasses and comes at an appealing price as well. The Canvas 3D-A115 comes with a 5-inch 3D capacitive touchscreen of 480x800 pixels resolution. It is a dual SIM phone and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor with MediaTek MTK6577 chipset. The device offers 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. It boasts a 5.0-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a VGA front camera for video calling. The smartphone offers connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth. The most interesting part of the phone, however is its price - it is available for just Rs 9,999.

Idea launches Android Aurus Idea Cellular launched another Android based smartphone, the Aurus 2, its first Jelly Bean based device. The Aurus 2 is Idea’s fifth smartphone running the Android operating system. Idea Aurus 2 sports a 3.5-inch display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1GHz processor. On the memory front, the device comes with 4GB internal memory with 512MB RAM. The smartphone boasts of a 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom along with a front facing VGA camera and supports video calling. Idea’s new dual-SIM Aurus 2 comes packed with a data usage offer for Idea 3G users. For a pack of Rs. 261, Aurus 2 users can get 1.6GB of 3G data and Idea TV subscription free for the first three months of usage. The new 3G smartphone from the company is available at all major mobile retail stores and Idea outlets across the country.

Intex unveils iBuddy Connect 3G tablet with Educlass Intex has launched the new iBuddy Connect 3G tablet with Educlass, an app that includes pre-loaded NCERT text books from class 1 to 12 and a repository of question banks. Intex iBuddy Connect 3G, as the name suggests is a 3G CDMA tablet with an extra slot for 2G GSM connectivity. In addition it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and HDMI ports. For a device to handle so many tasks the components have to be robust enoug. This reflects in the iBuddy Connect 3G tab’s configuration, which includes a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Other highlights of the tablet include its 7-inch multi-touch display, dual cameras, 3,500mAh battery and in-built social networking apps like Nimbuzz, Skype, Facebook, and Yahoo!. The Intex iBuddy Connect 3G is available across the country for Rs. 9, 990.

Spice rolls out dual core Smart Flo Pace 2 Mi-502 mobile Spice has launched a dual core smartphone Smart Flo Pace 2 Mi-502. It is not just a dual core smartphone but is also a dual SIM and dual camera smartphone. It features a wide 5-inch display, Android 4.0 as OS and a slim body with 9.6mm depth. It has a long lasting 2,100mAh battery, 512MB RAM, 32GB external and 4GB internal memory. It has a 0.3MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera. For connectivity it has Wi-Fi, GPRS, bluetooth, micro USB and proximity sensor. Some pre-loaded apps include Hoopz, Nimbuzz, WhatsApp for social networking. It is priced at Rs. 6,999.

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Policy & Regulations TRAI: UP, TN ahead of other states in mobile subscriptions According to a report from the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the leading mobile user of the country. The largest state in India in terms of population, UP has 121.60 million mobile subscribers. Tamil Nadu with 71.81 million subscriptions is at the second position followed by Maharashtra (67.73 million), Andhra Pradesh (64.12 million) and Bihar (60.73 million). Together these five states account for 45 per cent of India’s 861.66 million mobile phone users. The report further states that India comes second in terms of mobile subscriptions after China. The overall subscription figure saw a slight dip of 0.11 per cent in February, when it fell from January’s 862.6 million subscriptions to the current figure of 861.66 million.

Vodafone numero uno in rural India, says COAI According to a Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) report, telecom giant Vodafone has replaced Bharti Airtel as the foremost GSM service provider in rural India. Vodafone’s subscriber base in rural areas has grown by 4.9 million in the first quarter and currently stands at 82.24 million. Bharti Airtel, despite coming second with 82.16 million rural subscribers, is still the leading telecom operator in terms of overall subscription base, which stands at 188.20 million, as per the COAI report released on 31 March, 2013. The same report puts Vodafone’s pan-India subscription number at 152.35 million. Vodafone claims that its popularity in rural areas grew after they decided to involve Gram Panchayats to reach out to the rural population.

TTSL ask DoT for 120 days to surrender additional spectrum

In order to protest against the Government’s decision of charging a one-time fee on airwaves, Tata Teleservices has decided to surrender excess CDMA spectrum beyond 2.5 MHz in 13 circles. Last year, the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) recommended that the incumbent operators would be charged with one-time spectrum fee. Other Indian operators (Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance) have received similar notices from DoT for holding extra spectrum. TTSL in a letter to DoT has asked for a period of 120 days to surrender the spectrum. A sum of Rs. 1152.7 crore was charged as a one-time fee. The company will keep only 1.25 MHz more in the circles of Delhi and Mumbai. The company offers high speed Internet services using the CDMA spectrum under the brand name of Tata Photon.


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Aircel opens ‘Aircel Sewa Kendras’ for customers

Disney UTV Digital launches freemium apps

Telecom operator Aircel has launched a unique retail initiative called ‘Aircel Sewa Kendras’ (ASK). These exclusive shops are opened with an aim to be in close contact with the subscribers and to help in resolving their queries. The telco wants to redefine customer experience by providing everything under one roof. In the starting phase, 14 such ASKs have been established at important locations in Mumbai. Apart from sales and service centers the shops will also be selling Aircel postpaid, prepaid, data and VAS products. A customer will be able to do everything from testing various device features to getting customised plans and bundled schemes to experiencing data services and speed. Along with all these, the ASKs will also facilitate regular needs like bill payment, SIM exchange, plan change, etc., all with a view to offer a quick resolution to customers.

Reliance Communications hikes mobile call rates Reliance Communications has announced an increase in its mobile call rates by up to 30 per cent and a cut in promotional offers and discounts by 65 per cent. The new rates are expected to bring better RPMs (revenue per minute) and profitability to the operator. The call rate for voice calls which was 1 paisa/second earlier will now be 1.2 paisa/second. Gurdeep Singh, Head Mobile Business, Reliance Communications said, “With smaller operators shutting down or scaling down their operations and easing off hyper-competitive pressures, this will help pricing power move back and positively impact profitability,” With several operators already shutting shop, bigger players like Bharati Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have already slashed discounts on voice calls to overcome rising airwave costs.

Reliance launches ‘Reliance Twitter Access Plan’ Reliance Communications has joined hands with Twitter to launch a bundled prepaid plan called the ‘Reliance Twitter Access plan’ for all its GSM subscribers. Through this partnership, Reliance Communications becomes the first telecom operator in the country to partner Twitter in India. ‘Reliance Twitter Access Plan’ is a promotional offer for a period of 90 days. During this all new Reliance GSM prepaid subscribers will get unlimited Twitter access without paying any extra data consumption charges. Subscribers may connect to “Twitter Access” by simply visiting twitter.com or by going to mobile. twitter.com on their Reliance prepaid mobile device.

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Disney UTV Digital has rolled out four freemium apps for feature phones including Nokia feature phones. The four apps introduced include UTV, Disney, Comedy and Devotional. They will provide Disney UTV’s content pertaining to movies, television and Hollywood. The apps crossed the 15 million download mark even in the test phase and 2.5 million Nokia devices also comes with pre-loaded UTV apps. These apps also allow the user to access video streaming on the go even with low bandwidth and GPRS networks. The UTV app will keep users up to date with new movie trailers and will also provide full length Bollywood and regional films along with the gossip going on in the entertainment industry. The Disney app will give users content pom Mickey Mouse and friends. The Comedy app will deliver content related to humor and comedy. Lastly, the devotional app will offer stories and hymns about Indian gods and goddesses.

Zapak launches free game for kids Zapak Mobile games, one of the leading publishers and developers of mobile games has launched a new came called ‘Brainbots Vs Zombies.’ The game has been launched keeping in mind the approaching holidays as it is basically targeted at children. It is a simple arcade game and the plot revolves around a herd of Zombies and their quest to attack the last settlement of the brain. The brains, tired of running away, decide to stay put or make a stand against the advancing zombies! The primary goal of the game is to protect the brains by killing the zombies. The key features of the game include eye-catching visuals, gold stars on all levels for super performance, and exciting and challenging levels to keep you engrossed. The game is available for free on the Google Play Store. It is also integrated with Facebook so you can easily upload your scores on your wall and share them with your friends.

Patym Android app crosses 1 million downloads The Android app of Paytm, the online space for recharges and payments, recently crossed the 1 million download mark on the Google Play Store. It is the number one mobile recharge app in the country to date. The company believes that it owes its success to the hard work and efforts of the team members. The company also works on a daily basis in order to improve the app and make it easier for the user to recharge or make transactions. Paytm provides users with the facility to recharge their prepaid connections for mobile and also provides them with the facility of postpaid bill payment. Recently, the company also started the bus ticketing service which is also believed to be receiving positive reviews. The app is available for free on the Google Play Store. n


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LG L7 II Dual The new version of the phone has 2 cores

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G Electronics seems to be taking a leaf out of Nokia’s book and is trying to capture the populous mid-range smartphone market in India. The company now has introduced the LG Optimus L7 II Dual, which it claims delivers great features for customers who want performance as well as value for money. As the name suggests it is a dual-SIM phone. It comes with a 4.3-inch IPS capacitive display of 480 x 800 pixels resolution, and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Powering the device is a 1GHz dual core Cortex A5 processor with a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 305 GPU. The smartphone also comes equipped with 768MB RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be further expanded to 64GB via microSD card. The device boasts an 8.0-megapixel autofocus rear shooter with LED flash accompanied by a secondary VGA camera for video calling. The connectivity attributes of the device include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi Direct), 3G, GPS and GPRS. The device also has some pre-loaded apps like Google Search, Maps, Gmail, GTalk, and YouTube. It comes with a 2,460 mAh battery, and is available in two colour options: black and white. All this for a price tag of Rs 18,650. n team@mymobile.co.in

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atawind, the company that introduced low-cost Aakash tablet in India has unveiled a new tablet, the UbiSlate 7C+. The tablet has a 7-inch multi-touch capacitive display of 800x480 pixel resolution and runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, and unlike the Aakash tablet range which had only Wi-Fi connectivity, this one comes with a SIM card slot and has calling facility. On the memory front the device comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be further expanded to 32GB through a microSD card. The tablet also has a VGA front facing camera to facilitate video calling, and comes with connectivity options like Wi-Fi, 3G dongle support and EDGE. The tablet also comes pre-loaded with CBSE curriculum, online tutoring, and an Electronic Assessment engine for competitive exams in India which includes a free 1 month trial for every student. The device also comes with Office applications, and apps for Diesel Book Store and My Jobs. The UbiSlate 7C+ could well become the Aakash 3 tablet, but as of now is being sold commercially for Rs 4,999. n


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fter launching the all-touch Z10 earlier this year, BlackBerry returns to its QWERTY roots with the Q10. Like the Z10, the Q10 also runs on the new BlackBerry operating system, BB10. And while it does come with a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, it also features a full QWERTY keypad below it. Powering the device is a 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 processor with TI OMAP 4770 chipset. The smartphone has 2GB of RAM accompanied by 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. It comes with an 8.0-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 2.0-megapixel secondary camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, the device offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, NFC, HDMI, and GPS. It will also come preloaded with apps like BlackBerry Maps, Photo Viewer, and of course, the legendary BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). The device will be available in two colour variants: Black and White. The price of the Q10 has not yet been officially confirmed but we are hearing rumours that it might be in the region of Rs 40,000. n team@mymobile.co.in

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Mobile Game on! The days when you needed a PSP or a DS to get a decent gaming experience on the move passe. Today, your smartphone or tablet can serve up just as - or maybe an even more - impressive experience. All you need is the right games. And that is just what we bring you - the best titles across different platforms, each designed to deliver maximum bang for its buck. And in some cases, no bucks at all

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ive years can be a very long time in technology. If in 2008, you had talked about mobile gaming, people would have thought that you were either referring to portable consoles or basic Java games. Fast forward to today, and there are many who firmly believe that mobile devices have not only made portable consoles obsolete, but are also threatening PCs and full-blown consoles. The reasons for this are many: the smartphone revolution, significant improvements in hardware (we are talking of quad core processors and full HD displays on handsets already) and better connectivity, which enables consumers to download and play even hefty games on the move. But perhaps the biggest contributor to the mobile gaming revolution has been the emergence of games that have changed the very concept of gaming. Titles like Angry Birds, Temple Run and Cut The Rope have shown that clever and addictive gameplay are more than a match for cutting edge HD graphics. What’s more, these games are now spreading across platforms, letting users get a slice of gaming action, irrespective of their device or location. Today, if you are looking for a few thrills on the move - be it through a high-octane shooter, a simple word puzzle or maybe even a game of football - all you need is a decently specced smartphone or tablet. And if you have one - be it Android, iOS, Windows Phone or BlackBerry - just turn the page to discover the titles that will turn it into a real gaming beast.

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Iron Man 3 (Free)

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Tony Stark makes an appearance on the screens of Android devices in the form of Iron Man 3. This game is a fast paced, nonstop flying game where as Iron Man, you need to take out A.I.M operatives. The controls of the game are simple and graphics are very good. There are three different locations in the game China, Malibu shores and New York, where you need to clean up the streets.

Mega Run – Redford’s Adventure (Free)

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Mega Run is a running game where you play Redford, whose brother and sister has been kidnapped by a mysterious monster. You are on a quest to save them and get them back. There are numerous levels in the game and a lot of monster foes as well. On your journey, you find a trail of stolen coins to trace your lost family. The graphics of the game are very good and so is the sound.

Temple Run 2 (Free)

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The sequel to the popular game Temple Run, which got over 170 million downloads, Temple Run 2 not only fixes a number of bugs seen in the first game but serves as an endless running experience in the quest to earn maximum points. The game graphics have been improved as is the interface. There are new obstacles in the game to dodge as well. A must play game for endless fun.

Cut the Rope Time Travel (Free)

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This is for first person shooters (FPS) lovers and is one of the best FPS games available on the Android platform. You play secret service agent Michael Ford who gets caught in an alien invasion. You are required to exterminate the threat before they wipe the world out. Luckily there are plenty of ammo and health pods in the game to keep you going. The game offers superb graphics and has an engrossing storyline.

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Om Nom is back in a new version of the popular puzzle game where he travels back in time. And this time you have to feed not only him but also his ancestor from another age. If you have played Cut The Rope before, you will feel right at home with Time Travel. If not, then you might take a while to get accustomed. The game physics have got better from the previous versions and so have the graphics.


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Repulze (Rs 57)

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If you have a high-end Android device, then this game is definitely worth investing in. Repulze is a futuristic hovercraft game where you need to race your machine against those of your rivals. You quickly learn the ropes of the game and once ready, can start making your opponents bite the dust. There is an online leaderboard as well where you can register and see how you rank amongst the world players.

Worms 2 Armageddon (Rs 299)

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What started as a popular PC game has become a rage in the mobile segment as well. You play as an army of worms against an AI army in a turn-based format. You need to shoot them out and survive to get to the next level. Levels keep getting harder as you progress, but on the brighter side you do get better weapons.

After Burner Climax (Rs 162)

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In 2006, this game appeared on the PC screens. Now it is available for the Android platform and it comes with great graphics. Do not mistake it for any regular flightsim game. This one is a high speed shooting-em-down game. You take control of the latest fighter planes, dodge missiles and blast the enemy out of the skies. There are over 20 stages to be played, so brace yourself for a lot of fun. The learning curve is a bit high, but once you master it the game is rewarding.

Ice Rage (Rs 50)

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A neat twist to ice hockey. Your players seem like Lego toys but that does not stop them from bringing the rage to the ice rink. You get a goalkeeper and a shooter and so does your opponent. Like most sports games, the aim is simple: shoot as many through the goal and win the match. The music and sound effects come from the audio designer who gave us Alan Wake and Max Payne - needless to say, they are awesome.

Shadowgun (Rs 278)

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This is by far the best FPS game that makes use of NVIDIA’s Tegra platform and the Android OS. It might seem expensive, but take our word for it - the intriguing game play and superb graphics make up for it. You play John Slade, a bounty hunter on a mission to hunt down Dr Simon, the leader of a mutant army and cyborgs. The game gets off to a slow start but picks up speed once you get better weaponry to take down swarms of mutants.

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lead story Fluid Football (Free)

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Most football games tend to focus on real players, teams and recreating football matches. Fluid Football does not. Instead, it gives you a number of scenarios and asks you to score in them. Instead of throwing eleven players against eleven, you get a limited number and have to score in a certain number of passes or in a certain period of time to earn points. This is football action spiced with strategy.

Virtua Tennis Challenge (Free)

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Perhaps the best rendition of a sports game ever on a touchscreen device, Virtua Tennis lets you control shots and players by swiping your fingers across the screen instead of fiddling with on-screen controls. Yes, the number of players is limited, but in terms of sheer ease of use and realistic graphics, this is easily one of the best sports games we have played on any platform, including consoles.

Infinity Blade 2 ($2.99)

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The game that made many people realise the gaming potential of the iPad has now got a successor. And looks even better then before. Yes, this is basically a hack and slasher but seldom has a fighter looked this gorgeous. Don armour, pick up your sword and embark on a mission to save the world. Just remember not to gawk too much at your surroundings as your enemies are formidable as well.

Temple Run: Oz ($0.99)

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Inspired by the film, Temple Run: Oz adds some dazzling new environments to what was already a supremely successful run-till-you-drop formula. There are new forests, haunted graveyards, and of course, a yellow brick road section as well as some running in the night as well. You also get the option to latch on a hot air balloon and float around, dodging your pursuers and scooping up goodies. Fun!

Angry Birds: Star Wars ($0.99)

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The fowl-flinging game gets a whole new dimension to it with light sabres and characters right out of the iconic Star Wars universe. Yes, it still looks and plays a bit like Angry Birds: Space you still have to catapult birds at barricaded pigs - but with some light sabre and shooting options thrown in. Graphics have been boosted and Star Wars theme music thrown in to make this a super addictive experience.

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Bastion ($4.99)

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The game was a huge hit on consoles and computers and is proving to be just as compelling on the iPad. You slip into the shoes of “the kid” who wakes up to find his world destroyed and has to fight his way out through a strange world that is floating in the air to get things back to normal. Brilliant graphics, great storyline and one of the rare examples of a game moving across platforms with minimum change.

Max Payne ($2.99)

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The game that defined cutting edge gaming more than a decade ago has moved almost seamlessly to iOS, and remains every bit as exciting as ever. You play the role of Max Payne, a cop out for vengeance after a drug addict kills his family. He has no shortage of ammunition, has the temperament of a Dirty Harry, the wisecracks of Philip Marlowe, and the ability to dodge bullets in slow motion a la Neo in The Matrix. Gaming theatre at its best!

Mittens ($0.99)

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Disney showed that they could hit the mobile gaming jackpot with the amazing Where’s My Water. And now they have repeated the dose with Mittens, where you help an adorable kitten get a host of objects ranging from milk to balloons to impress another cat. Of course, this is easier said than done, and involves cutting ropes, flying out of a cannon, rolling down rails and a whole lot more. You will be hooked for hours!

Writer Rumble ($0.99)

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Yes, people might go on and on about how games are getting better in terms of graphics and special effects and the like, but there is something to be said for oldfashioned word games. Especially when they are as wellpresented as Writer’s Rumble. You can slip into the shoes of a legendary writer (Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, etc.) and form and hurl words as weapons on your illustrious adversaries. Literary and literally word making fun!

Riven (Price: $3.99)

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Considered one of the greatest adventure games ever made for the PC, Riven now has surged back into the spotlight in app form. And the game remains as compelling as ever. You are trapped in a mysterious land and have to solve puzzles to rescue someone and travel between different places using...books! The locales are staggeringly beautiful and although some of the puzzles are very tough, this remains THE game for those who love adventure.

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lead story Wordament (Free)

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Word games remain a favourite pastime for many of us. And Wordament is one of the best you can get on a mobile platform. Earlier a Windows Phone exclusive, the game is now available in various versions across all mobile platforms. It is basically a two-minute long word tournament where the player competes in real-time, on the same board, against everyone else currently playing. Compelling stuff.

Fling Theory (Free)

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This is a game that mixes puzzles with manipulating physics and destroying obstacles. The main objective of this particular game is solving some physics-related puzzles and crossing the levels one by one. As weapons you have electrons. You charge atoms to create a magnetic field. Fling Theory game starts by giving you negative electrons and introducing the concept of repulsion. So, sit tight and become the next Albert Einstein, as you play around with matter.

Road Rash (Free)

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Extreme sports are exciting, and while most of us might not try them in real life, one is at complete liberty to become an extreme sports enthusiast in the virtual world. In Road Rash you can play online, competing with worldwide racers. Or just enjoy the local races, where you are your own competitor, gunning for a high score. And hitting a vehicle actually gives you a power boost. Graphics are not that great but hey, it’s free.

Adventure of Ted 2 (Free)

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Few things can match the adrenaline rush of a good racing game. And if it is as good as 3D Brutal Chase, the experience gets even better. The game has no complex rules to trip you up - you just need to buy a cop car and let yourself loose on the roads, chasing some bad guys. You play the role of a police chase car and it is your job to repeatedly crash into the bad guys car, until they can drive no more.

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If you liked Super Mario, Adventure of Ted 2 is for you. You step into the shoes of Ted, whose child has been captured by Evil Domba. Your role is to reach the end of each level and rescue your child. The graphics are rich and the controls are simple (you only need move back and forth, jump, and collect items). Of course, you must avoid the enemies on your way. A fast-paced casual game for gamers of all ages.


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Shark Dash (Rs 55)

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If you are in love with physics based puzzle games like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, you will just love Gameloft’s Shark Dash. The game manages to be both cute and complex at times. The storyline revolves around a shark named Sharkee (duh!) whose girlfriend (Sally) is kidnapped by a bunch of mischievous ducks. With great graphics, loads of excitement and relatively simple gameplay, this title has emerged as one of the most popular casual game titles of recent weeks.

Line Runner (Rs 55)

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Line Runner is a fast paced game, in which one has to control a stick figure that is running along a line. The more you run, the higher is your score. You can jump over and roll under a series of obstacles, but its finito if you hit an obstacle. There are a number of tracks to run on. The graphics of the game are engaging, with the graph paper back drop and the sound effects, being particularly effective.

Tetris (Rs 160)

Some games need no introduction and Tetris is one of them. The tile-matching puzzle game has been a rage on all platforms, from consoles to computers and is every bit as thrilling on Windows Phone as well. The graphics have been given a new coat of play, gameplay has been smoothened and a number of new variations added to make it as addictive a mobile gaming experience as any.

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Cut the Rope Experiments (Rs 55)

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A super cute yet simple game, then Cut the Rope Experiment is a game that comes to Windows Phone after making waves on other platforms. And is just as compelling here. It follows the same recipe as its predecessor - it is essentially a physics puzzler in which you have to get a piece of candy into the mouth of a creature, named Om Nom, by cutting chords that come in the way. Helping you is the Professor, a mad (but not bad!) scientist, seeking to study Om Nom’s candy-loving behaviour through a series of experiments.

Plants vs. Zombies (Rs 260)

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Imagine when there’s no space left in hell and the dead end up roaming in your garden. Yes, that’s ‘Plants vs. Zombies.’ Your task is simple – don’t let the Zombies get across your garden. Your aim is to build a line of defence and to place weapons to safeguard it. You will certainly get amazed with the variety of plants and the developers’ imagination. The excitement and sense of not knowing what’s up next will keep you coming back for more.

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lead story N.O.V.A. 3 (Free)

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This is a sci-fi FPS shooter that works well on BlackBerry 10 (BB10). You play Kal Wardin who has been called to earth to save mankind. There is plenty of action happening in this game and lot of hard hitting AI come your way as well. The story gets a bit warped in between but nothing to really put you off. This is a must play game on BB Z10, but keep in mind the game file is almost 2 GB in size, so do make sure you have enough space on the phone.

Asphalt 7: Heat (Free)

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Another great game is being given for free to BB10 users. Asphalt 7 is not your usual racing SIM. Along with the latest cars from makers like Ford, Ferrari, and Audi, you also get a number of power ups and upgrades. The aim of the game is simple: win races to unlock upgrades and tracks. The graphics are very good for a mobile game and there is a multiplayer mode as well, which will keep you occupied for hours after the single play missions are over.

Xtrem Snowboarding (Free)

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This is a terrific time waster from Yamago studios - an endless snowboarding game where you have to perform stunts in the air. The 2D graphics are very good and your character, a cool cat, has some really neat expressions. With each stunt performed and executed well, you get a time boost. You can also put your score on an online leaderboard to see where you stack up against friends.

Stick Tennis (Free)

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Tennis anyone? This tennis game has superstars from today’s era as well as the past. Although the graphics are very 2D but the game is lot of fun to play, and comes with a really good tutorial level that brings you up to speed with the gameplay. You can control players and the ball with finger swipes. Drop shots, smashes and aces can be hit with ease. But shot selection is of paramount importance - master that and you will master the court.

Jetpack Joyride (Free)

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Another popular game from iOS and Android comes to the screens of Blackberry 10 devices. As Barry (your game character) you have a jetpack tied to your back and need to run across obstacles such as rockets and laser beams in a laboratory. There are a number of side missions in the game that involve everything from collecting coins to high-fiving scientists in the lab, which unlock goodies. Game graphics and sound are superb. This is a game that can deliver hours and hours of fun.

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Jetpack High (Free)

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This is a running game with a difference. Instead of endless running, you have to refuel to rise higher. You play a bird in this game who has a jetpack attached to its back and has to keep soaring upwards. There are dozens of obstacles and a few aids along the way. The fuel bar keeps dropping as you rise and you need to procure additional fuel cans to move further. The higher you reach, the better is your score. Earn game money and you can equip your bird better, and reach new heights.

Let’s Golf 3 (Free)

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This game also makes its way from other platforms to the BB10 OS. Free for a limited time, this game takes you to the world of golf and serves up multiple hours of play. At the beginning of the game, you can choose your avatar and head over to the brilliant 3D landscapes and get into driving and putting mode. You travel to various parts of the world and even outer space. There is a multiplayer mode in the game as well where up to four players can play. The game has a strong social element - you can chat with friends, invite them via social media accounts and more.

Chasing Yello (Free)

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Built on a freemium model, Chasing Yello has you playing as who has been given a taste of freedom by his keeper Mathilda. You need to run away from her as fast as possible. However, there are plenty of obstacles and hazardous objects that could end your water journey. In your race to freedom, you get to collect stars which will give you power ups that enable you to race across faster.

The Bards tale (Rs 150)

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Retailing at half-price for a limited time, this is a role playing game (RPG) for Blackberry 10 devices. You play Bard, a selfish rogue who keeps going on rather funny missions and battles in places like rat infested cellars. You can summon other characters to join you in battles, heal you and take damage on your behalf after the Bard sings a magical song. The game is not too long but gives your over 20 hours of game play. Like most cool games for BB10 this one too requires almost 1GB of space. n

Sector Strike (free)

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Here is an outer space shooter that is really good. It is a shoot-em-up fixture where you need to steer your spaceship through hordes of enemies shooting at you constantly. You get a number of power ups in the form of guided missiles, lasers and more. You need to collect space stars in order to upgrade your machinery. Remember this game is no easy ride - be prepared for some heavy fire from the AI.

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Buying Phones the EMI Way Want to purchase that highend phone that has just been launched, but terrified about the hole it will blow in your finances? Well, you could go the instalment way to ease the hit, but is this really as simple as it seems? Or is there a catch? We take a closer look. Mukesh Kumar Singh Ketan Pratap

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ev, a management professional in Delhi was delighted. He had just bought a high-profile (and high priced) handset within days of its launch. What’s more, he had done so without paying the full - and rather stiff - price of the device. He bought it through the EMI facility on his credit card, which is now available on a number of high-end smartphones offered in the Indian market. As smartphone prices have increased dramatically at the higher end, many manufacturers and distributors have developed strategies to ease the purchasing process for consumers. One of the most popular of these is the EMI facility, which actually breaks down the price into affordable segments or instalments.

What is EMI?

EMI, or ‘Equated Monthly Instalment’, is a fixed payment amount made by a borrower to a lender at a specified date of each calendar month. Equated monthly instalments are used to pay both interest and principal each month, so that over a specified number of years, the loan is paid off in full.’ Generally, EMI options on credit cards carry an interest rate which is often lower than the normal interest rate on the credit card. Basically, the EMI is made up of two variable componentsprincipal amount and interest rate. Now when you make a purchase using your credit card, you actually pay back the amount by these ways - make a part

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payment and pay interest on the unpaid total till it is repaid or make the full payment of the card on the due date or even pay the outstanding total in EMIs. EMI on credit cards work much like a loan – home or a personal loan - where you give the principal and interest each month and clear off your debt over a period of time.

Not a new proposition

EMI schemes have been around for a while. Even way back in 2009, Nokia used to sell

phones on zero per cent EMI scheme. However, at that time, EMI schemes for phones were never the first choice of the consumers due to reasons like high processing fees, unstable handset price and the limited number of credit card users. And even today, for all the publicity that EMI schemes garner, they still remain restricted to a few users. “Today the constraint is that it is not open to non-credit card holders, plus these offers are restricted to specific bank cred-

We have more than doubled our finance linked sales between January and March in 2013

Asim Warsi, VP, Samsung Mobile

In terms of sales, 20 per cent of all smartphones sold on Snapdeal are picked up on EMI

Tony Navin, VP, Business Development, Snapdeal.com

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it cards. So for the larger target audience, the EMIs are still not that attractive and feasible,” says Tony Navin, VP- Business Development, Snapdeal.com. Also while smartphones from major brands seem to be making the most of the EMI way, domestic handset makers have not been coming out with similar offers tapping monthly payment schemes.

The EMI attraction

It might not be available to everyone, but what cannot be doubted is that EMI schemes have made high-end handsets more accessible. Our sources say that the sales of the iPhone 4 increased significantly following the introduction of EMI scheme. Now anyone can own an Apple iPhone 4 that costs Rs 26,500, but is available for a down payment of Rs 9,990 with zero per cent interest of Rs 2,300 up to 12 months. Likewise, the iPhone 5 priced at Rs 45,500 is available for Rs 3,000 a month with EMI at zero per cent interest rate. Samsung first experimented with the EMI schemes last year when the company launched a campaign for its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy SIII. Today, the company has a 12 month EMI offer for its high-end - Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Grand and Galaxy S III smartphones, all priced above Rs 20,000 at Rs 2,999, Rs 1,790 and Rs 2,483 of EMI, respectively, with no down payment. According to Asim Warsi, VP, Samsung Mobile, “We sense a strong interest among consumers for our high end devices and this EMI scheme is serving as a strong motivation for them to upgrade to these devices. As consumers are looking at upgrading their devices, affordability will be one of the key factors helping smartphone adoption and upgradation. These instalment schemes are designed to facilitate the same.”

A convenient system

So, is purchasing a device under an EMI scheme a bad idea? Definitely NOT! It is a very convenient way of buying things. In fact, the benefit of an EMI for borrowers is that they know precisely how much money they will need to pay towards their loan each month, making the personal budgeting process easier. The best form of EMI options are where there is no interest charged on the payment - the zero interest rate EMI. So, if you buy something for Rs 24,000, then this gets converted into an EMI of Rs 2,000 each month for a year. You do not have to pay anything extra here and the credit card company does not make anything out of you. So the next time you see a phone that seems out of your budget, check if it can be purchased via an EMI scheme. You could end up being as delighted as Dev. n mukesh@mymobile.co.in ketan@mymobile.co.in

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Tariff Face-off Yes, we might crib at every hike in the tariff rates and indeed, every time, we receive our monthly phone bills. But did you ever realize that we in India pay lower tariff charges as compared to the rest of the Asian continent? If you find that difficult to believe, check the data below, which we have taken from four Asian countries My Mobile Team

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Calling: Local- 2 paise/second STD- 2 paise/second

Calling: Local- Rs 1.40/min STD- Rs 2/min

Message: Rs 1 (local) & Rs 1.5 (STD)

Message: Rs 1 (local) & STD

Mobile Internet: Rs 4 [20 MB 2G data for 1 day] *(Minimum Recharge) (2G)

Mobile Internet: Rs 15/MB

ISD Calls: To SL: Rs 10-12/min To Pak: Rs 10-12/min To Nepal: Rs 9-10/min

ISD Calls: To India: Rs 3.83/min To Sri Lanka: Rs 8.76/min To Nepal: Rs 13.70/min

Calling: Local- 30 paise/min STD- 60 paise/min

Calling: Local- Rs 1/min STD- Rs 1.50/min

Message: 30 paise (local) & 75 paise (STD)

Message: Rs 0.75 (local) & (STD)

Mobile Internet: Rs 50 for 300MB *(Minimum Rental) (2G)

Mobile Internet: Rs 1.20/64KB

ISD Calls: To SL: Rs 10-12/min To Pak: Rs 10-12/min To Nepal: Rs 9-10/min

ISD Calls: To India: Rs 3.98/min To Sri Lanka: Rs 8.76/min To Nepal: Rs 13.70/min

Top two telecom operators of India: Airtel & Vodafone *(Credit: TRAI)

Top two telecom operators of Pakistan: Mobilink & Telenor *(Credit: PCTL)

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Calling: Local- Rs 1/min STD- Rs 2/min

Calling: Local- Rs 1/30 sec (6am to 8pm) 55Paise/60 sec (8pm to 6am) STD- Rs 1/min

ISD Calls: To India: Rs 2/min To Pak: Rs 9/min To Nepal: Rs 20/min Top two telecom operators of Sri Lanka: Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd & Dialog Axiata PLC *(Credit: TRCS)

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Message: Rs 1 (local) & Rs 5 (ISD) Mobile Internet: Rs 300/ month (2G) 5Paise/100KB ISD Calls: To SL: Rs 12/min, To Pak: Rs 12/min, To India: Rs 12/min

NOTE: The tariff rates taken are the lowest rates being offered by the top two telecom operators in the four countries and can vary according to different operators in these countries. The data has been collected through official online sources.

Top two telecom Operators of Nepal are: NCell and Nepal Telecom *(Credit: NTCL)

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“Quality is what we have always strived for…” ‘Apps’ are the current buzz in tech circles. The enormous potential of applications to make life simpler via utility services has led to the growth of this sector at a rapid pace. Saurabh Singh, CEO & Founder, AppStudioz talked to us about the ‘appy’ trend and where it is headed. Ketan Pratap Isn’t that huge? We are very bullish on this sector. There’s a huge potential in the Indian market with new kinds of applications specially created for India.

What is AppStudioz? AppStudioz is one of the most innovative companies in mobile market today and has emerged as the global leader of developing outstanding mobile applications. We have expertise in consumer apps, enterprise apps, healthcare apps, navigation apps, media apps and many more. We have also tapped new trending markets like Augmented Reality, wearable mobile computing and 3D gaming. We simplify the most complex business ideas into compelling and interactive mobile applications. With 3G becoming more affordable, do you think the app market is set for a new high? Of course! If I remember clearly, IAMAI suggests that there would be almost 165 million mobile Internet connections in India by 2015.

How important is an application to a business? I’ll take a small hypothetical example. You see an ad in the newspaper of a newly released car. You search for it on your mobile phone while travelling to work. The first thing that pops up is an app from the car company. You install it and it gives you an option to book a test ride. By the time you reach office, your test drive is already there. You take a quick drive and go back to office. In between, you select the model you want, the colour, extra customised features and by evening, book it through the app itself. Hell, you even pay the amount using your phone! Next morning you drive your car to office. Wouldn’t THAT be just wonderful? There, I just gave you an app idea! And it’s not just the individual consumer based companies which should have applications developed. I remember recently coming across a major paint company’s mobile app which they had created specifically for

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their architects and designers etc. It’s easier, quick and is much more interactive than your presence on the web. Tell us about your Android app, Daily Expense Manager? Back in my college days, I used to spend much of my limited allowance quickly. And I’ve seen budget is a big issue with many working professionals too. With credit cards so easily available for everyone, you spend more that you earn. The Daily Expense Manager is a simple and straightforward app which helps you to keep a check on your spending, gives you your financial reports and also lets you set reminders for bills, etc. We already have come close to million downloads on the Android market and we have Blackberry and Windows mobile editions already under development. Also in the planning is integration on the Web (cloud) which would of course let you have your data on any device, anywhere. You also develop games. What is your take on 3D mobile gaming in India? It’s still in a nascent stage. I see lots of ideas and loads of potential in India, but quality design is what is lacking. Indian 3D gaming designs yet cannot be compared to what the designers are doing in the West. When we started our gaming division, we invested heavily on the design front. We are leaving no stone unturned to shell out something which would make our customers say “wow”! n ketan@mymobile.co.in


Lemon Mobiles introduces smartphone with an Electromagnetic pen Announces the launch of its A1 in Aspire series

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fter the overwhelming success of P series, Lemon Mobiles proudly announces the launch of the ambitious Aspire Series that aims at bridging the gap between the technical excellence and affordability. Phone in Aspire Series would not only usher Lemon Mobiles to the next level of mobile phone experience but also bring about a paradigm shift in the overall smart phone segment. The Aspire Series would boast a bouquet of state-of-the-art handsets that would revolutionise the smart phone segment with their cutting-edge technology and scientific designs. Initially 4 models would be launched under the category that would eventually lead to the extension of the Lemon Aspire Series. The Aspire A1 being the first among the series is designed keeping in mind the latest trend which enables unique experiences in personalised and expressive content creation, making it the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go category. Mr. Gopal Kalra, Director Fastrack Communications Pvt Ltd, explained that the device comes with a very sleek and stylish look and incorporates Electromagnetic Pen, which can be used for accurate sketching and artwork, provides the user natural feeling of writing on paper. The Electromagnetic Pen not only can be used for writing SMSes meeting notes and emails but also one can

draw, paint and crop images effortlessly. The E-pen also allows user to get a suspended view of their mails, messages or pictures by simply placing the E-pen above it. Apart from this the E-pen can also be used to do fun things like doodling of pictures and can also edit pictures with the help of pen. Launching the new phone in the market, Mr. Sandeep Mushran, Director Fastrack Communications Pvt Ltd said, “With a perfect viewing experience and advanced features, users can express thoughts easily and manage tasks more efficiently. Our motive is to make every Indian a part of the mobile revolution with innovative, stylish and feature rich phones. For anyone who wants to be creative, expressive and unique, the Aspire A1 series is the ideal device available at the most affordable price.” Adding to the convenience of its expansive screen, Aspire series is just 10mm thin, weighs 197gm and features narrow frame design, ensuring great portability and grip. The other exciting feature of the

phone is its quick search option by just writing on the main screen. Another amusing characteristic of this smartphone is that the QWERTY key pad of the phone is different as compared to other smartphones. The Aspire A1 also comes with dual microphones which ensures the voice quality and clarity during calls. Key Features: Aspire A1 is the latest dual core android smartphone by lemon mobiles. Aspire A1 has 5.3 inch very high end capacitive touch screen, 960×540 Pixels display and has 8MP rear camera with flash and 2MP front facing camera. Aspire A1 runs on android 4.0 ICS OS. Aspire A1 has 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory and 32GB expandable memory. It has a battery capacity of 2,500mAH with 4 hours of talk time.

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cell clues Cynics might have sneered at them initially but tablets have now become an indispensable part of many our lives. And they can do much more than just routine tasks like browsing the Web and keeping you up to speed with your social networks. We take a look at seven ways in which you can get more out of your tablet Heena Gupta

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nce the preserve of the geeks, tablets have now gone mainstream with a vengeance. What’s more, as they grow in popularity, tablets are also getting more powerful and more versatile than ever before. Yes, you can surf the Web, check your social networks, watch films and videos and play the odd casual game on them, but that is certainly not the end of the tablet story. There is a lot more that your tablet can do, from acting as a fitness consultant to helping you find your way around to even letting you compose some handy music. All you need are the right apps to make your tablet go beyond its normal role, and don a new hat. And these are just seven of the most interesting things your tablet can do for you. Apart from the routine stuff, of course.

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o more rushing to the gym to consult your trainer - your tablet can be a great fitness trainer if you are a fitness freak. There are many health related apps which if downloaded can improve your health and improve your general fitness. You can easily get health updates about your heartbeat, blood pressure, and even the whitening of your teeth. Along with this, you can get tips on how to maintain a healthy regime, and different types of diets in order to keep you fit. You can also get advice on various types of exercises that you should do to keep your body in perfect shape. For keeping a check on your heart beat you can go for the app ‘Instant Heart Rate’ available on iOS and Android for free. And for the gym crowd, there is the ‘Gym Pocket Guide’ present on the Windows platform.

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f you have a budding musician in you, then you can fulfil your passion with your tablet. You can compose music with it without using any musical instruments. There are different apps available which will help you to compose music of different types using a variety of instruments ranging from drums and guitars to pianos and flutes. You can also compose your own music pieces incorporating varied sound effects, and if you feel you need to learn how to play new instruments, well, that option is just an app away too. An app called ‘Stedman’ gives you the opportunity to write or record your own music pieces. It is a free app and can be downloaded from the Google Play store.


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our tablet can also be now used as an advanced TV remote control, thanks to the emergence of a number of apps. Now instead of pressing buttons on a remote, you can flick through channels and can even access cable and local television programming with cover art thumbnails. You can also keep a check of the programmes coming ahead and set reminders to ensure you do not miss your favourite show and even save channels as favourites. It is all incredibly easy to do and a whole lot more fun than pushing buttons. One of the apps that lets you do just this is the ‘Smart Remote Control’ app.

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f you are the type that likes to scribble rather than write, you can do all your writing on your tablet. Just add a stylus to it and see the magic unfurl, courtesy a number of apps which will allow you to write as well as sketch using a stylus or even your finger. Be it editing or writing articles or writing down quick notes, you can do it all on your tablet at any place and at any time. One of the apps that enables you to do this is the ‘WritePad’ app which is available on both Android and iOS.

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ost in a new, or even familiar, city? It can happen to the best of us. Your tablet could come to the rescue and act as a navigator in such times. In fact, a tablet is a much more comfortable navigator as compared to a mobile phone due to its larger screen size. With the right app, you will not only be able to make your way around on a larger display but can also get turn by turn voice directions, allowing you to focus on the road. Some apps even serve up traffic alerts. One of the best apps to use in this regard is‘Google Maps’, which is available on many platforms and is available free of cost.

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ou can also use your tablet as a digital photo frame in your living room. With the help of some apps it can become a digital photo viewer with slideshows of photos from the tablet as well as from the cloud. You can also select the different display options like fullscreen, four photos per frame and many others as per your liking, and also add different effects and filters to your photographs. You can do all this with the ‘Digital Photo Frame’ app from Google Play and the ‘Slide Show’ for Windows.

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he fashion of using tablet as a second screen to your main computer is gaining momentum at workplaces. Just get the right apps, a decent Internet connectin and you can start using your tablet as a second screen. Intrigued? Then go right ahead and try an app called Air Display. It’s a cross platform app and will allow you to enhance your productivity across different screens. n

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burn test the same line as others in this segment. A few tweaks have been made to the standard ICS interface. One can add more than five homescreens through the settings and place any app on any panel. The device comes with NQ Mobile security, as well as apps like Facebook, Twitter, Gameloft Live, Asphalt 6, Shark Dash, Fishing Joy and WhatsApp Messenger. Unfortunately, the device does not do too well when it comes to handling graphic rich and heavy apps, where lags start creeping in.

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person looking for a dual SIM phone today has literally an ocean of options to choose from. An exception to this dreary rule is Gionee’s GPad G1. Although a newcomer in the Indian market Gionee has made its presence felt, but does it do enough with its latest GPad G1 to lure consumers?

The Gionee GPad G1 has relatively standard phablet looks. It comes with a textured back, while the front is dominated by a 5.0-inch display. Below the screen is a physical home key along with settings and back soft keys. The front camera sits on the top right side. Its metal borders give it solidity and definitely add some class (and weight) to its appearance. The top houses the charging slot while bottom houses the 3.5mm audio jack. The right side holds the power on/off key and the left side houses the volume rocker keys. On the back, one can find the 8.0-megapixel auto-focus camera accompanied by a flash. Overall, its looks are definitely on the decent side.

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 Screen

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Keeping in mind that Gionee GPad G1 is a sub Rs 15,000 device you will still find its performance good enough in multimedia department. The 8.0-megapixel camera takes good pictures outdoors in well-lit conditions but video quality is just average. We found the sound quality of the phone acceptable in both loudspeaker and headphone mode. As far as video playback is concerned, the device is capable of playing HD videos.

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Looks: Going regular

Multimedia: Very Decent

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User-experience: Not bad

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Gionee GPad G1 tech specs Size | 135 x 78 x 10.2 mm Weight | -

Hardware: Standard, solid It has a 1GHz dual core processor along with 512MB RAM. The phone supports dual SIMs (GSM+GSM), which can run on 2G and 3G networks on auto mode. However, only one SIM can support 3G at a time. Both the SIM cards are placed with the battery and are therefore not hot swappable. The device sports dual cameras, 8.0-megapixel in the rear and a VGA front camera. On the connectivity front, the device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS and EDGE. On board memory stands at 4GB but can be expandable up to 32 GB through TF Card.

Software: Good old ICS! The device runs on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which is on the older side, but on

Memory | 4GB, microSD OS | Android 4.0

The Gionee GPad G1 serves up a standard Android experience and scores well in terms of looks and pre-installed apps. The touch experience is smooth while the interface is quite user-friendly and voice quality is fairly good on calls. The 2,100mAh battery gives around a day’s back-up - pretty much par for the course for Android.

Conclusion The Gionee GPad G1 is a fine option for those wanting a slice of phablet magic. It is available at a price of Rs 9,490. Those looking for alternatives can go with the Micromax Canvas 2 available at Rs 9,990 or the iBall Andy 5c priced at Rs 12,999. n team@mymobile.co.in

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Battery | Li-ion 2,100 mAh

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Talktime/Standby | -/-

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GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes

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Camera | 8.0-megapixel

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Screen Size | 5.0 inch, Capacitive

Others | SRS 3D Surround Speaker, NQ Mobile security

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Dual core on a budget The AOC Breeze MG70DR is a performer

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nown mostly for TV displays, AOC has ventured into tablet territory with the Breeze, which comes with a dual core processor and 1GB RAM.

Looks: Light and compact AOC Breeze is far from an ultra-slim tablet but because it is mainly made of plastic, it definitely is on the lighter side. The tablet weighs only 328g and has smooth curved edges, making it easy to handle. The 7-inch multi-touch display has a resolution of 1024x600, which is decent, considering most budget tablet displays are only 800x480. The charging slot,

Software: Jelly Bean aboard! The Breeze runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It comes with five cutomisable home screens as well as some apps such as Skype, Facebook, Aldiko eBook reader and Temple, apart from the regulars such as browser and mail client. For everything else, there is Google Play store.

Multimedia: Super gamer The tablet handled graphic intensive games like World Cricket Championship, which dragged on other tablets, with a degree of ease. Mind you, the back panel did tend to heat up within minutes of starting a game. The touch response

Pros  Powerful  Light

hardware

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Cons  Heating  No

issues

Bluetooth

AOC Breeze MG70DR tech specs Size | Weight | 328 grams Memory | 8GB, microSD OS | Android 4.1 Screen Size | 7.0 inch, Capacitive Battery | Li-Ion 3,000 mAh Talktime/Standby | -/GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | -/-/-/Yes Camera | 2.0-megapixel Others | HDMI Support, Skype, Facebook, Aldiko eBook reader mini USB, mini HDMI and microSD card slot are placed on the sides, while volume, power and the 3.5mm universal audio jack are on the left. Since the speaker is placed slightly upwards, it doesn’t get blocked while holding the tablet. Also on board are dual cameras.

Hardware: Robust The Breeze has impressive specs for a budget tablet - 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1GB memory and a Mali 400 quad core GPU. It comes with 8GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to another 32GB with a microSD card. Connectivity option are limited - there is no SIM slot, so one has to either rely entirely on Wi-Fi or get a 3G dongle and use it with the miniUSB to USB connector. It has a mini-HDMI slot, so you can use an HDMI to mini HDMi converter to connect with a TV display.

is smooth and speaker quality is quite acceptable. The 2.0-megapixel camera is decent while the front-facing one suffices for video calls.

User Experience: Impressive What is going to impress users about Breeze is its robust hardware. Its processor and RAM let you run games and HD videos efficiently, and its build quality and design are good too. Since it supports 3G via USB dongle, you will not have to struggle for connectivity. The battery however, lasts just 4-5 hours of moderate use, which could concern some users.

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nectivity with the help of a USB chord available with the box. Simmtronics has also tied up with Tata Docomo for dongle availability. Overall, a decent set of specs for its price.

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Multimedia: Standard fare

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On the multimedia front, the tablet does not have a FM Radio but has a decent music player, although with no exceptional features. The sound quality of the tablet is good but breaks a bit on higher volumes. The video player in the device supports most popular formats.

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 Affordable

Cons  Feels

The tablet runs on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the operating system of choice in affordable tablets. The interface is standard Android. The tab also comes with a number of preloaded apps, including Facebook, Angry Birds Seasons, Fruit Ninja, Twitter, Skype and Stick Cricket. A tie-up with BIG FLIX gives users a limited time subscription. While games loaded fast, the screen response was not that great for graphics rich games. The browser comes with full Flash support.

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ne of the most remarkable trends in the mobile industry over the past year has been the rise of the budget segment tablets. And Simmtronics is emerging as a major player in this segment with its XPAD series. It has now come out with the XPAD X722 with SIM support. Will it sustain its success?

Looks: Plain Jane The Simmtronics XPAD X722 has relatively standard budget tablet looks. It has a matte finish plastic body with the back panel dominated by textured white plastic. The front has a 7.0-inch display with 800x480 resolution with a VGA camera on top of the screen and a physical key for home while the back has a speaker grille and a 2.0-megapixel camera. The right side has ports that include an audio jack, charging slot, microSD card, mini USB and a SIM slot. All in all, the Simmtronics XPAD X722 looks average and will not turn heads, but then one would not really expect that in an entry level tablet.

Hardware: Budget stuff The XPAD X722 tab runs on a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor with 512MB RAM and a Mali 400 GPU. The device has an internal storage of 4GB that can be expanded up to 32

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GB through a microSD card. The screen resolution and the picture quality of the device are not the best we have seen but are decent considering the price range. As far as connectivity goes, there is support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and one can even use it for Wi-Fi tethering. The main attraction of the XPAD X722 is SIM functionality and users can even make calls with the tab. Users can also use a USB 2G/3G dongle for Internet con-

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User Experience: Good value for money Our experience of using the Simmtronics XPAD X722 was good, the odd lag in launching apps notwithstanding. Yes, we would have preferred a Jelly Bean OS with a dual core processor but all said and done, if it is solid online and multimedia performance that you are looking for at a compelling price, then the XPAD X722 seldom disappoints.

Conclusion The Simmtronics XPAD X722 is priced at Rs 5,999. One can also consider the Byond Mi Book Mi 5 for the same price (it has no SIM support) or the HCL U2 priced at Rs 5,999. n team@mymobile.co.in

Size | 192 x 113 x 10 mm Weight | 335 grams Memory | 4GB, microSD

verdict Looks

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Features

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Battery | Li-ion 3,500 mAh

ease of use

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Talktime/Standby | up to 5 hours/-

performance

OS | Android 4.0 Screen Size | 7.0-inch, Capacitive

GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | Yes/No/Yes/Yes Camera | 2.0-megapixel Others | 2G calling, Dual camera, BIG FLIX, Fruit Ninja

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The Nokia Asha 205 is the first phone in the Asha series to come with a Facebook button. It also packs in a full QWERTY keyboard. The big question is: will this be enough to make it the choice to the socially networked on a tight budget?

Looks: Decent The Asha 205 scores good marks in the looks department. It comes with a 2.4-inch TFT display accompanied by a rubberised QWERTY keypad.

the smart looks of the front.

Hardware: standard The device comes with a full QWERTY keypad, which works well. The D-pad given can also be used as a shortcut to some functions. Out of the two SIMs (GSM+GSM), one is hot-swappable. Onboard storage is 64MB which can be expanded up to 32GB through a microSD card. The connectivity options of the device include GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth.

est strength - it feels good and is terrific for typing. Sound quality is also very good. Yes, it looks a trifle plasticky, but for the price, we think the Nokia 205 delivers very good value.

Conclusion The Nokia Asha 205 is available for Rs 3,475. Those looking for alternative can go for the Nokia Asha 200 which also has a QWERTY keypad and a 2.0-megapixel camera. It is available for Rs 4,000. n team@mymobile.co.in

Software: Common Like other phones in the Asha series, the Nokia Asha 205 runs on the Symbian series 40 operating system. There is a homescreen mode in the phone which can be used to place shortcuts. Apart from this, you can also set your favourite shortcuts on the D-pad. Just clicking on the Facebook button takes you to the social network and there are also some preloaded apps and games on the device such as eBuddy, Nokia Nearby, and Twitter. And of course, if you need more, you can always head to the Nokia Store.

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The Nokia Asha 205 comes with a music player and FM Radio. The FM radio works well and we faced no problems in signal reception. The sound quality of the phone is also good both on the headphones and on the loudspeaker. The music player of the phone supports MP3, WMA, Wav and ACC music formats, and you can save music under heads like playlists, artists, albums and genres in 61.1mm the music player. The device contains a VGA camera with basic setSix buttons and a D-pad are placed in between tings, and does not really deliver any results the display and the QWERTY keypad, and . worth writing home about. the 3.5mm audio jack and the charging slot of the device are placed on the top of the device. As the Asha 205 is a dual SIM phone, a SIM User experience: Good card slot for SIM2 is given on the left of the enough phone. The rear panel of the phone houses The Nokia Asha 205 delivers good perforthe camera and the loudspeaker grille is just mance, although we did miss Wi-Fi. The placed near it. However, the back panel of the phone is easy to use and the display quality device looks way too plastic, and detracts from is good. The keypad of the phone is its great-

Pros  Good

Cons

keypad

 Sound

 Plasticky

build

quality  Poor camera

Nokia Asha 205 tech specs Size | 112.8 x 61.1 x 13 mm Weight | 94 Memory | 64MB, microSD OS | Symbian S40 Screen Size | 2.4-inch, TFT Battery | Li-Ion 1020 mAh Talktime/Standby | Up to 11 hours/Up to 891 Hours GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | Yes/No/Yes/No Camera | VGA Others | Nokia OVI, Pre-loaded games, Gtalk, Dual GSM

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Features

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fter carving a space for itself in the value for money phone segment, Fly is now attempting to replicate the same in the tablet segment. But will the F8s succeed against some very stiff competition.

Looks: Light and stylish It is impossible to talk about the appearance of the Fly F8s and not mention the striking resemblance it bears to the Apple iPad Mini. The F8s comes with an 8-inch IPS display, and a very impressive profile to go with it. It is a little wider than the iPad Mini and does not fit in one hand. It is made of plastic, is compact and weighs only 385g, which is relatively light for an 8 inch tablet. It is curved on the edges, is white in color and has a zigzag matte design on the back. The zigzag design gives it a good grip and soft feel but also makes it vulnerable to dirt and dust. But, if you add a flip cover to it, you can avoid that easily. With just the touchscreen and a 2MP camera, the front panel looks neat. Interestingly there is a back button on the side panel, adjacent to the volume and start button. Other features on the back panel include dual speakers, side by side slots for SIM and microSD, a micro USB port and a 3.5mm jack.

Hardware: Fast and smooth Under a good-looking exterior, the Fly F8s houses some very robust hardware. With a 1.2 GHz dual core CPU and 1GB RAM, you can expect the tablet to handle HD movies and games well. The 8-inch LCD screen uses an IPS panel, and has a screen resolution of 720p, so watching films and videos online or directly was a rewarding experience. The touch experience is quite good too. Both its cameras (3.2-megapixel on the rear and 2.0-megapixel on the front) are ordinary and that reflects in its slightly blurry images and videos. Its storage capacity is decent and standard - almost all tablets have 4GB internal and 32GB expandable memory nowadays. With both 3G SIM connectivity and Wi-Fi available, you will not have to worry about Internet connectivity.

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Has an impressive IPS HD display

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Solid, handles games well

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Software: Productive stuff The Fly F8s runs on Android Jelly Bean and comes with access to Google Play onboard. Opera browser, Skype, Google Maps, Facebook, Gmail, Latitude, instant messenger, GTalk, sound recorder, Flash player and Voice search are some of the apps in its per-loaded apps list. It also has some Bluetooth related apps like Bluetooth proximity monitor, and Bluetooth wireless input device so you can attach a BT keyboard or a mouse and use it like a PC. All of which make it a very handy device for those looking to use their tablet for productive purposes as well as entertainment.

Multimedia: A solid entertainer The cameras are very ordinary, as we have

FLY F8S tech specs Size | 198 x 155 x 9.6 mm Weight | 385 grams Memory | 4GB, microSD OS | Android 4.1 Screen Size | 8.0-inch, Capacitive Battery | Li-ion 4,000 mAh Talktime/Standby | -/GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes Camera | 3.2-megapixel Others | HD Video Chat, Facebook, Opera, Skype

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Good dual speakers

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said before. But they do come with a number of settings like scene modes, colour effects, white balance, exposure, anti-flicker, panorama mode and if you use them all well, you can still get some decent results. The front camera is adequate for Skype calls and video chats. The tablet plays HD movies and games very well indeed. Its sound quality is good in both headsets and dual speakers.

User Experience: Great to use and well priced With excellent hardware and nice looks, the Fly F8s is one of the best looking tablets in this price category. We liked its display, sound quality, 3G connectivity and its proficient handling of apps and games.

Conclusion The Fly F8s is an excellent entertainment and productivity tablet. You can connect it with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and use it like a PC if you wish. With a fine looking display and a robust hardware around you, you can also play games and movies on it with ease. For Rs 12,500, it represents very good value for money indeed. Those looking for an alternative could consider the Asus FonePad, which is slightly more expensive but comes with a better (if smaller) display. n team@mymobile.co.in

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Looks: Simple yet stylish The Sony Xperia ZL is stylish and attractive as far as the looks are concerned. Even though it sports a large display, the device is slim and easily fits into one’s palm. It comes with a 5.0-

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inch TFT capacitive display of 1920x1080 pixels resolution. There is no hard button present on the front of the phone, only three soft keys below the display which become visible once the screen is on. The front panel also has the secondary camera which is placed at the bottom of the screen towards the right corner. This is the first phone in which we have seen the secondary camera given at the bottom. Unlike the Xperia Z, the back panel of the device is made of plastic and is textured which makes it easy to hold. The 3.5mm audio jack is placed on the top panel, whereas the volume rocker

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keys, the on/off button and the camera button are given on the right side. The rear panel of the phone contains the 13.0-megapixel camera along with flash and speaker grille. A small section is given at the bottom of the back panel to insert the SIM and memory card. All in all, we can say that the phone has a good design and gives a stylish feel.

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simple and similar to other Sony devices.

Multimedia: Full marks Like all the other Sony devices, the Xperia ZL also scores well in the multimedia department. The smartphone has a 13.0-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. It delivered some good shots both in day light as well in low light conditions. The camera also comes with features like image stabilisation and face detection. The secondary camera of 2.0-megapixel facilitates video calling, in spite of its rather unique placement. The phone also has support for HD video recording and playback. As far as the sound is concerned the phone delivers a good performance both on headphones and loudspeakers. It also has the 3D surround sound enhancement feature which further improves the quality of sound.

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tech specs Size | 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm Weight | 151 grams Memory | 16GB, microSD

User Experience: Good, not exceptional

OS | Android 4.1

Pros

Screen Size | 5.0-inch, Capacitive

The Xperia ZL comes with a large display and good build quality and proved to be a decent performer. The user interface is simple and easy to understand. The phone looks good, is comfortable to hold, multimedia is also decent and the existence of the X4 feature further adds value to the device. Despite all of this, we cannot say that the phone is exceptional, especially when compared with other flagships in the same price segment. The battery also tends to drain very fast - we could hardly stretch it to a day.

Battery | Li-ion 2,370 mAh

Good diplay quality  Dual Camera  XLOUD music enhancement 

Talktime/Standby | Up to 10 hours/ Up to 500 hours GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes

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Camera |13.0-megapixel Others | X4 video, office suite,

Average battery backup  Nothing new in design  Front camera is a bit inconvenient in use 

First time we saw the secondary camera placed on bottom of the front panel

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Price: Rs 35,500 The music player is loaded with XLOUD and 3D surround sound

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Looks Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 320 GPU, which work really well. The device comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 64GB with the help of a microSD card. On the connectivity front the device offers Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth. It also comes with some pre-loaded applications and games. A 2,370 mAh battery is given for the smooth functioning of the device.

Software: Jelly Bean might The Sony Xperia ZL comes with Android 4.1

Jelly Bean. The display and touch of the phone work smoothly. As in all Android smartphones, you can also edit the home screens of this phone. The device also comes with the X4 video function which allows the user to play four videos at a time - and you can also increase the sound of whichever video you want. A free office suite also comes pre-loaded with the device which allows the user to make and edit MS Office documents. Also on board is the Evernote note-taking application and the usual array of Google apps. The user interface is

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burn test Calling Tablet A tablet for taking calls? The Asus FonePad is just that

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sus has a reputation for innovative form factors when it comes to tablets (remember the Transformer and PadFone) and it now comes with a tablet that has been designed for being handled as a phone as well. But exactly how well does the FonePad handle these two very different functions?

Looks: Decent enough The FonePad is built along the lines of Asus’ own MemoPad. The front is dominated by a

7-inch display, with four touch keys for navigation below it (a change from the three we see in most tablets of this size). It is a glossy screen and therefore will attract more than a fair share of fingerprints - we would recommend carrying a cloth to keep cleaning it. The volume and power rocker buttons are on the left, which will inconvenience right-handers, while the right is totally bare. The back has a brushed aluminum finish and looks classy, with a section at the top that can be removed to access the microSIM and microSD card slots. Lodged in the back is also a 3.15-megapixel autofocus camera. At slightly over 10mm, it is not the thinnest tablet we have seen but is comfortable enough to hold. All in all, the FonePad looks smart and solid. It won’t turn heads, but those that look at it won’t turn away either.

Software: Asus flavoured Jelly Bean

Hardware: Intel Inside

Multimedia: Viewing delight

In terms of tech specs, the Asus FonePad packs a very decent punch indeed. The 7-inch display comes with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and a pixel density of 216 ppi, which is very decent in a device of this display size. Also on board is an Intel Atom Z2420 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage (expandable using a memory card). Some might quibble about the processor being a single core affair but from our experience of the Intel-driven Xolo devices, these are more than capable of delivering blazing speeds. There are two cameras - a 3.15 megapixel one on the back and a 1.2-megapixel one in front. And well, as this tablet comes with the “Fone” word, it also has 3G connectivity on board, along with dual microphones for noise cancellations for those moments when you want to use the tablet as a phone, although you can also use a Bluetooth headset. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

When it comes to multimedia, the tablet scores with its brilliant display which is the best we have seen on an 7-inch tablet this side of the Nexus. Videos and games look delightful on it. Sound quality was very decent both while playing music and while taking calls - yes, the noise cancellation actually works in call mode. The 3.15-megapixel camera takes decent rather than exceptional shots - good enough for social networks, but not really print-worthy.

5 The 7.0-inch display is terrific for viewing websites and videos

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The FonePad runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and if we are to believe the manufacturers is shortly to get an update to Android 4.2. Of course, it comes with the usual Google app goodies on board ranging from Search to Mail to Maps. Asus has also thrown its skin over the basic interface, letting you create up to seven home screens with widgets and app short cuts. Asus has also brought the Floating Apps interface to the tablet, letting you access a certain applications from just about anywhere (hence the term “floating”). Very very handy for the multi-tasking types. Also on board is the App Locker which lets you password protect your files and other documents, and a few more handy apps besides this one.

Performance: Very sound Yes, it is not easy to hold it in one hand and make long phone calls, but we were general impressed by the performance of the FonePad. As a tablet, it worked very well and ran extremely smoothly, whether we were browsing the Web, checking Facebook or playing Shadowgun. Battery life was very impressive too and the closest thing we have seen to iPad

highlights The FonePad is thin and easy to grip

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territory - we easily saw off a day of calling, gaming, mail and social networking.

Conclusion We are not convinced that it can actually be used as a phone on a regular basis but the Asus FonePad does represent the best attempt we have seen to combine a 7-inch tablet with a mobile phone. And at Rs 15,990, the device

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Very good display  Speedy operation  Good battery life 

Cons Too bulky for calling Mediocre camera  Display is a fingerprint magnet  

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196.4 mm

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burn test A Touch of ‘Iron Man’! Alcatel’s turnaround phone?

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fter a brief sabbatical, Alcatel has returned to the smartphone segment with the newly launched One Touch Idol, which has been featured in the recently released Hollywood blockbuster, Iron Man 3. Alcatel is also running several Iron Man-themed promotions, including one with RadioShack. But can the combination of decent hardware, new software, sleek design and a superhero make this the turnaround vehicle for Alcatel in India?

Looks: Size zero beauty You get a feeling of awe when you hold the Alcatel One Touch Idol in your hands. The sheer slimness and compact form factor of the

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phone will amaze you. The One Touch Idol is very much a unibody smartphone, which means that one cannot access the battery of the device. It is available in silver, green, blue, red and black. The front panel is dominated by a 4.7-inch qHD display with three soft keys for back, home and recent apps at the bottom. The lock key is on the top of the device while the right side houses the volume rocker keys. The One Touch Idol supports a micro-SIM that can be inserted through its slot on the right side. However, inserting the SIM is not at all easy and we had to struggle a bit before we got it right. The power key is placed on the top right side of the device. The device is light (110grams) and will easily fit into most palms.

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Yes, it does follow a tried and tested design rather than a radically new one, but the phone will still make an impression on you.

Hardware: Style meets sturdiness Beneath those looks, the Alcatel One Touch Idol has some very decent hardware specs too. For starters, the 4.7-inch qHD DragonTrail display offers a crisp visual experience. The build quality of the phone can be considered as one of the best in the price segment. Powering it is a 1GHz dual core processor accompanied by 1GB RAM, ensuring a snappy performance. The internal memory of the device is 4GB (of which 2.4GB is available to the user) which


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tech specs Weight | 110 grams Memory | 4GB, microSD OS | Android 4.1 Screen Size | 4.7-inch, Capacitive

Up to 415 hours GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes Camera | 8.0-megapixel

 Sub-par camera

Others | HD video support, IDEA TV,

performance,  No camera hardware key  Android 4.1, rather than 4.2

Viber, WhatsApp

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The Alcatel One Touch Idol scores heavily in terms of style and substance, with our only quibble being the camera performance. The apps work well, the build is brilliant, the interface smooth, the screen is wide enough and praise be, the price is not back-breaking either. We would, however, love to see the updated version of Android running on it. Battery life is decent as well, even if you use the phone prolifically for imaging and Web browsing along with calling.

Talktime/Standby | Up to 7.2 hours/

Cons

It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

User Experience: Setting standards

Battery | Li-ion 1,800 mAh

Light in weight  Good build  Impressive battery back-up 

The microSIM slot is on the right panel

Multimedia: Par for the price The 8.0-megapixel rear camera comes with a number of options like face and smile detection, touch-to-focus, panorama, 3D photo and burst mode. Videos and games look exceptionally good. Music playback is good as well, but the experience is better with the supplied earphones. The music player also includes some sound enhancement options. The phone is capable of playing 1080p HD videos as well. You can edit videos too, but not in full HD resolution.

Size | 133 x 67.5 x 7.9 mm

Pros

For creating and editing MS Office files, there is OfficeSuit. The company has also pre-loaded the AVG AntiVirus Pro version for warding off virus and malware attacks. The browsing experience on the phone is great, and comes with Flash support as well as multi-touch. For input there is an onscreen QWERTY keyboard, which is a bit cramped in portrait mode but worked fine in landscape.

Conclusion The Alcatel One Touch Idol has been priced at Rs 15,800. As an alternative, you can also opt for the Sony Xperia Sola which also includes a dual core processor and is priced at Rs 14,500 or the Micromax Canvas HD with a quad core processor priced at Rs 13,990. None, however, have the Iron Man factor that the Idol has! n

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verdict can be expanded further up to 32GB through a microSD card. The device sports an 8.0megapixel rear auto-focus camera with an LED flash which can record HD videos (720p). There is also a front 2.0-megapixel camera. The One Touch Idol is capable of offering 3G speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (HSDPA) and 5.76 Mbps (HSUPA). Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA and USB modem tethering. Backing the device is an 1,800 mAh battery that gives decent battery back-up.

Software: Jelly (Bean) smoothness The Alcatel One Touch Idol like most new Android devices launched in the country runs

on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Good enough, but we would have liked the latest Jelly Bean version i.e. Android 4.2. There are five customisable homescreens - a very standard Android affair. But there are also some interface tweaks as well - for instance, to unlock the device one needs to drag down to unlock and one can also directly launch options like calling, messaging or even camera in this way. Apart from this, the interface is more or less the same as seen in any Jelly Bean smartphone. Like all Android devices, this one too comes with strong SNS integration. A number of apps come pre-loaded on the phone including the likes of One Touch cloud back-up, Evernote, Barcode scanner, IDEA TV, Viber, WhatsApp and Little Big City.

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burn test For the work Elite! A

powerful tablet PC for offices highlights Windows 8 pro for a PC like experience on tablet

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Sturdily built, rugged aluminum body, gorilla protected display

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Very elegant, sturdily built and easy to handle, the HP ElitePad has a shock-proof aluminum body and a wide 10-inch Gorilla Glass 2 coated display. Besides being good-looking, it is light and weighs only 630 grammes. When held, it feels slimmer, because both its sides are slightly tapering and the edges curved. The tablet’s back houses an 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 2.0-megapixel one in front for video chats. The ElitePad is basically a business tablet

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and so it has been designed in such a way that you cannot get by without HP’s expansion jacket - the entire tablet has only one docking port, with not even a USB, HDMI or a mini USB. The jacket costs another Rs 5,000 and adds another 260 grammes to the tablet, which makes it ridiculously heavy. The docking station has a rubberized matte finish and weighs 657g, which though seems small and compact, suits the ElitePad very well. It is stable and stays solid like a proper PC. While stationed on the dock, it can be used as a full-fledged PC once you have attached a Bluetooth keyboard to it.

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2GB RAM. It comes with 32GB SSD (there is a 64GB model too). Unlike its ports, its networking options do not require a secondary kit. It has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, a 3G/4G compatible SIM slot and can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot too. Its SIM slot and microSD slots are covered under a slim metal wrap on the back panel. The speakers are placed at the bottom and are clear and powerful. Its battery gives upto 10 hours of back-up.

Software: PC-like experience The ElitePad runs Windows 8 Pro OS, a fullfledged PC based OS, which makes it a very different kettle of fish from tablets which run mobile- based OSes like Windows RT or Android. ElitePad comes with pre-loaded

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HP Elitepad tech specs Size | 77.3 x 260.2 x 9.2 mm mm Weight | 630 grams Memory | 32GB, microSD OS | Windows 8 Pro Screen Size | 10.1 inch, Capacitive Battery | 2-cell(25 WHr)polymer Talktime/Standby | up to 10 hours/GPRS/3G/BT/WiFi | Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes Camera | 8.1-megapixel Others | HP enterprise tools, 4G, NFC

Price: Rs 43,500

apps like Windows Maps, Skydrive, Evernote, Kindle, and the Windows Store from where you can get more apps and games. Since it is a business tablet, additional security measures are also on board. Solutions like HP BIOS protection, HP Client security and Microsoft Defender Security Essentials promise enhanced protection against viruses and other threats. Other on-hand business solutions include Active Directory, domain join, PXE boot support, and HP Client Management Solutions.

Multimedia: Decent display

jacket – not unless you are the scribbling type.

Conclusion The HP ElitePad is designed for enterprise rather than personal use. However, it could have benefited from having more ports on board. In its current state, it is decent enough for the enterprise crowd, and as of now, has no real alternatives. Which could be its biggest strength. It is available for Rs 43,500. You can also check out the Acer Iconia W510, also a Windows 8 tablet with a detachable keyboard dock, priced at Rs 46,349 (for 64GB). n team@mymobile.co.in

We liked the touch screen for its quick response. The display is compatible with a stylus and has a dedicated keyboard where you can use the stylus as a pen. The AMOLED display with 16:10 aspect ratio, 1280x800p screen resolution, looks lively. HD videos look good and as it speakers are powerful, you will enjoy watching movies on it. Both its cameras can shoot 1080p videos and take good photos.

User Experience: An office tablet

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S for ‘Super’! The

highlights The 5-inch screen is excellent to watch movies on

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The two quad core processors within the device are brilliant to work with

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There are quite a few good apps in the phone

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It is very quick

Looks could have been better

Gestures work well

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within it. You can also use your face and eyes to control the video. If you turn your face sideways while watching a video, the phone will pause the video that is playing, and will start as soon as you look at the screen. Similarly, looking at the bottom of a Web page will make it scroll up and looking at its top will make it scroll down. Other programs in the device include S planner, S health and S Memo. Also on board is Group Play, with which users can share/play music and other data files with various S4 users.

amsung’s Galaxy S series has been considered by many to be the best thing that ever happened to Android. But does the S4, live up to the heritage of the SII and SIII?

Looks: Isn’t that the SIII? No, it’s the S4

Multimedia: A good snapper This phone has one of the best cameras that we have seen. The images are crisp and have vivid colours, although we did see some clarity being lost in macro shots. Various shooting modes have been added to the camera and a new menu system has been put in place as well. The phone can run HD movies without any hiccoughs. The screen does perfect justice to HD content, with colours being rendered brilliantly.

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The looks of the Samsung S4 are so similar to its predecessor that when we opened the box, we thought for a moment that we had been given the SIII by mistake. A closer look reveals subtle differences. For instance, the S4 is slimmer than the SIII. The camera and flash placement have been changed too, with the flash below the camera. The S4 also feels much lighter to hold. The phone comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen of full HD resolution. Below the screen, users get a hard press home key with feather touch back and option buttons on its sides. The front also has a sensor and front camera next to the speaker grille on top. In an age where some companies are going with metal bodies, Samsung has gone with a polycarbonate one. It does make the phone light, but takes away the edge a metal body carries. As in the SIII, users will find a chrome trim running along the sides of this phone, with the power and volume keys on the sides. An IR emitter has been added to this phone on the top, where the audio port is placed.

Hardware: Twice quad core Under the hood is where the S4 differs most from the SIII. Samsung has introduced the EXYNOS 5 chipset in this phone which can hold 2 quad core processors. There is a Snapdragon version of this phone as well but that is available in limited markets. Users in India are getting the dual quad core version. The first Cortex A7 quad core has 1.2 GHz clock speed and the other Cortex A15 has 1.6 GHz clock speed. This actually improves battery performance, as for the regular functions, the phone uses the 1.2 GHz one, with the more powerful one kicking in for graphic hungry games and high end applications. The phone also has 2GB RAM and a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 graphics processor. India is getting just one version when it comes to storage, the 16GB one. However users can add upto 64GB of

User Experience: No problems here The battery life of the phone is not bad either. We were able to squeeze 11 hours of video content with the Wi-Fi one. We tested the phone out with Quadrant benchmark and it scored a superb 12,037 marks, which puts it right up next to HTC One. You can accessorse the S4 with various cases and BT gear, similar to that found for Galaxy Note2.

69.8 mm memory using a microSD card. The rear shooter can take images at 13.0-megapixels, while the front one does so at 2.0-megapixels. Both of them can also take full HD videos. Other hardware capabilities include NFC, gyro sensor, accelerometer, compass and barometer.

Software: Loaded with features

Conclusion All in all we feel the phone could have done better in the looks department, but the hardware makes up for it. The price also seems to be a bit on the higher side as well. You can also look at the HTC One for Rs 42,900 and Sony Xperia Z available for Rs 37,900, as alternatives. n team@mymobile.co.in

The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs the latest (4.2.2) version of Android with its own custom user interface. Samsung clearly has worked extensively in this regard brought some significant enhancements to the UI. The Air Play feature which is available on the Galaxy Note 2 comes to this phone. The gestures that the S-pen could perform in the Note 2 can be performed with a finger here. The sensor on the top of the phone is utilised for a number of functions too. For instance, when the phone is in standby mode, just moving your hand over the screen will show notifications with date, missed calls, etc. You can flip through songs and images using the same gesture as well. Our favourite was holding a finger over an SMS to display the text

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burn test Cutting corners or cutting edge?

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A WP8 phone for Rs 10,050? That’s what the Lumia 520 offers

Pros Killer price  Decent specs  Windows Phone 8 and Nokia apps

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fter a wave of relatively high-priced devices, Nokia now seems to be taking Windows Phone 8 to mainstream smartphone users with a fleet of attractively priced Lumia devices. And of these, the Lumia 520 claims to offer the complete WP8 experience for a mere Rs 10,050. But has the low price come at the cost of performance?

Looks: Worthy enough The Lumia range of smartphones have always been a colourful range and the 520 follows this trend. In spite of packing in a 4-inch display, it is surprisingly compact, a very reasonable 9.9

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mm slim, and will easily fit most hands. The front is dominated by the touchscreen display, beneath which are the three touch buttons seen in most WP8 devices. The power, volume and camera buttons are on the right of the device and the colourful back cover houses the flashless 5.0-megapixel camera. Peel off the back cover however and its flimsiness shows just where a few pennies might have been saved. Still all said and done, the Lumia 520 will not disgrace its owners with its rounded corners and sloping towards the back finish. It looks compact and with the right back cover, more than a little funky.

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You can see where corners have been cut in the Lumia 520 when you get it into multimedia mode. Although games and videos play smoothly enough, the slightly dull screen means your experience is not the greatest, especially if you are viewing the phone in bright sunlight. Then there is the matter of the camera, which is good enough in bright light conditions but very ordinary when things get dim, be it in still or video mode. The digital lenses help to an extent, but not always, so you will end up images that are social network worthy but not quite print quality. Sound quality is loud enough but nothing to rave about really, be it on the loudspeaker or the bundled headphones.

nokia lumia 520 tech specs Size | 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm Weight | 124 grams Memory | 8GB, microSD OS | Windows Phone 8

Performance: Great for the price

Screen Size | 4.0-inch, Capacitive

For a phone that costs less than Rs 10,000, the Lumia 520 turns in a very good performance indeed. As long as you do not get too mired in navigation or try to run heavy graphic games, the phone performs with admirable smoothness. We were surprised to see battery draining a bit fast with push mail and Facebook notifications turned on, but were able to see out a day of hefty use. Call quality was excellent.

Battery | Li-ion 1,430 mAh

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Camera | 5.0-megapixel

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The device comes with a number of Nokia apps

Conclusion

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The camera comes with digital lenses to add effects

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verdict Looks pass, so some augmented reality apps might not work as the device will have no way of knowing which way you are facing.

Software: The usual Windows Phone stuff The Lumia 520 runs Windows Phone 8, and comes with all its features, including resizeable homescreen tiles and the option to restrict children to only a certain portion of the device. And there’s good news for those who thought that the relatively modest specs of the 520 would struggle to cope with the OS it runs just fine. On board are apps like Internet

Explorer and a mobile version of Microsoft’s MS Office suite. The People app will get you updates from your contact’s social networks. And of course, this being a Lumia, there are some apps from Nokia too, including maps and music, as well as a number of digital lenses to add effects to pictures (a muchneeded feature, when you consider that the camera onboard is not the greatest) . Not bad at all. For the price. And of course, if you need any extra apps, there is the Windows Store to head to - it may not have quite as many apps as Android or iOS, but is getting better with every passing day.

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Smart apps

For WP News Addicts Fuse

delivers news in an innovative format

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ne of the biggest complaints that many users have had about Windows Phone is the relative scarcity of good quality apps. Well, while the Windows Store might not be in a position to challenge that of iOS or Android, it certainly is getting some very good apps as time passes. And Fuse is one of these. Basically a news reader, Fuse lets you pick and choose the sources from which you want news and updates and then serves them up in an interface which is reminiscent of the Pulse news reading app for iOS and Android - each source of news is given a separate row, with boxes containing different news items. So when you

access the app, you basically see rows of boxes with images and some introductory text. You can flick through each row to view different news items, which revolves like a horizontal wheel. Tap on a box and you are taken to the complete news item, within the app itself. You also have the option to download a news item, open it in the default Internet Explorer browser and of course, share it across your social networks. Throw in the option to create new groups of information (you can add RSS feeds under each), and what you have is a very handy app for those who like to stay tuned to what's happening in the world around them, and the closest thing to Pulse

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Card Magic!

Google Now serves up information...without your needing to ask

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e have seen virtual assistants around for a while. The likes of Siri, Iris, S Voice and a number of others scurry around and dig out information whenever you ask them to. But imagine a service that gives you information without your having to invoke it? That's right, what if you could get information you need by just looking at an app and not even having to enter a search term or press an icon? Well, Google Now attempts to do just that. It accesses the information you have entered in different places, from mail, to maps to calendar and based on that generates cards that contain information that it considers relevant to you. Google Now is a feature that comes within your standard Google Search app for Android and iOS devices. All you have to do is activate it and enter some relevant information - for instance if you are seeking information about sports, you will have to tell the app which teams you follow (ditto about stocks if you want share market updates). Once that is done, all that you need to do is open the Google Search app to see a pile of cards neatly stacked at the bottom of the screen. Touch them and they will pop up with information like how far you are from home or your place of work, changes in the prices of the stocks you are following or how distant your next meeting is. It is all pretty magical and the more you use it, the smarter it gets. Yes, it is not always a hundred per cent accurate and can drain the battery a bit but more often than not, gives you information that helps. Without your having to ask for it. n 

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boredom buster

In the beginning... This is how the

legend of Lara Croft was born

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omb Raider delivers very good graphics and a stunning story - the tale of how a “normal” young lady became one of gaming’s most famous heroines, Lara Croft. The plot begins on an island off the coast of Japan, where Lara’s ship has broken into two pieces. In this ordeal, she gets separated from the rest of her group. The Island has witnessed destruction in the World War and is home to crashed planes and a Japanese legacy. That is not all - there is a hidden treasure on this island and the local inhabitants are not friendly. In fact, most of them will try to kill you at first sight. You need to make your way past various ledges, plane drops and elevators, at times scaling large rocks to get to your friends. The story has many a twist, at times with great cut-scenes. The game is a third person adventure shooter and we had a great time playing Miss Croft, even though the game did at times remind us of Uncharted: Drake’s Deception. Playing Lara Croft is easy and the learning curve is small enough. You start with mediocre yet deadly weapons like the trusted bow and arrow, and eventually find guns

and grenades to bring down your enemies swiftly. The AI is quite intelligent and will come for you and attempt to flush you out from your hiding spot by throwing grenades or Molotov cocktails. Overall Lara Croft has a good plot, exquisite graphics and great cut scenes. It can be played for hours and hours - a game worth trying out. n sulabh@mymobile.co.in

Name: Tomb Raider Price: 2,399 Tested on: PS3

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Purity of sound! Portability

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f you are planning on buying a handy Bluetooth speaker and portability is high on your priority list, Portronics has a onestop solution that might interest you. Known as PureSound BT, the speaker comes with the rugged looks, multiple modes for playing music, excellent sound quality and the hassle-free ergonomics of its precursor, the Pure Sound, which came minus Bluetooth but with FM. Its sound quality is strong, rich and pure as its name implies. You can use it with any Bluetooth device like a smartphone, tablet or PC. Once synced, you can manage tracks and volume from the speaker itself, if the device is within a range of 10

metres. It runs on a lithium-ion battery which gives an impressive 10 hours of back-up. It also has a 3.5mm AUX cable, a micro SD and a USB slot for direct plug-n-play. All in all, an excellent wireless speaker that plays very well and comes at an attractive price of Rs 2,499. n

Portronics Puresound BT Price: Rs 2,500 Pros | Good sound, great price Cons | No FM, unstable stand RATING

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Cool customer! Keep the

heat off your notebook

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ooling pads may not be a necessity for many people, but those facing heating issues on their notebooks definitely swear by them. And they would certainly love Antec’s latest Notebook Cooler Designer. The Notebook Cooler Designer for notebooks is suitable for all Mac and PC notebooks with screen sizes of up to 15-inches. The device is light enough, weighing just half a kilogram, is well-designed and sits well in the lap. The centre has vents for the fan inside and a heat dissipation vent on the top. In addition, there are four rubber pads that prevent slipping and also minimize the effect of vibration along with pathways on the top and sides for the cord to fit in the notebook. However, we were not very impressed with its sloping design. The cooling pad is extremely silent as the 110mm blower quietly operates at 800 RPM. The Antec Notebook Cooler Designer comes at a price of Rs 1,235 - not bad if you wish your notebook to stay cool. n

Antec Notebook Cooler Designer Price: Rs 1,235 Pros | Light weight, Silent Cons | Connecting wire is short,

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etcetera Scribble stuff The right choice for those who still write

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teve Jobs might have poked fun at them, but many touchscreen users still prefer entering information on them using styluses. The problem with most styluses however, is that they tend to be small and not too sensitive - one generally has no option but to use snub-nosed styluses on capacitive touchscreens. Which is why we must confess to being impressed by 3M’s Smart Pen. Priced at Rs 999, the Smart Pen comes with a sturdy metal body and is actually as long as a normal ball point pen, which makes it both easy to grip as well as stick into one’s pocket (it has a proper pen-like clip for the purpose as well). Unlike some other stylus manufacturers, 3M has not come out with any specialised software for the stylus, which is good in a way (as it makes one use it across one’s normal apps) and bad in another (there’s no app that showcases it at its best). By and large, we found the stylus doing very well on both the iPad as well as Android tablets - it was snub-nosed but worked smoothly. We just wish that they had bundled a few more tips in the package as they do tend to get damaged - but that’s a complaint we have with most stylus manufacturers. If you scribble more than you type, this is a pretty handy accessory to have! n

3M Smart Pen Price: Rs 999 Pros | Solid build, Good sensitivity Cons | No accompanying software,

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Power-hungry? Charge! A dollop of power at a decent price

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martphones might be getting smarter and faster, but one are where they are taking a battering is battery life. The days when you could charge a phone and use it comfortably for half a week are now history - you would be lucky to make it through a day on a high-end device with a single charge now. Which is why portable chargers have become a necessity of power (pun intended) smartphone users. And one of the best value for money propositions we have seen is Zebronics’ ZEB-PG7200 which comes with a staggering 7,200 mAh capacity, which it delivers through two USB outlets, one of 1,000 mAh and the other of 2,100 mAh. In essence, there is enough juice here to recharge a high-end smartphone more than twice, and can even recharge tablets and digital cameras. And all this in a cube-type body, which has two USB outlets and power indicators, that let you know just how much battery is left (either to use or to charge, depending on how you are using it). It is light enough to be carried along and also lets you charge two devices at the same time if needed. At Rs 2,490, we think this is a terrific deal for anyone who really hammers their smartphone or tablet. n

Zebronics ZEB-PG7200 Price: Rs 2490 Pros | Compact, Dual charging ports Cons | Takes time to charge itself, Different USB ports have different charging capacity RATING

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Wearable tech You can take

this watch to 100 metre depths

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he Zen Pink Breo Watch B-TI-ZEN3 is a fashionable and trendy unisex wrist watch which comes in a funky pink colour. It is very light in weight and comfortable to wear and comes with a broad PU strap. It has an analogue Pink round display with numbers written in yellow colour which further enhances its funky appearance, although some might find it a tad over the top (it is meant for both genders, but we think the pink shade will appeal to the fair sex). If the manufacturers are to be believed, it comes with water resistance of up to 100 metres. We found the watch to be comfortable to wear and sue, although the material of the strap can be irritating when one starts sweating. The Zen Pink Breo Watch B-TI-ZEN3 comes with a price tag of Rs 7,299 (Which is on the higher side) and with two years warranty. If pink is your colour, this is the watch for you. n

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etcetera Hear, hear! Urbanears Plattan delivers great sound...at a price

UrbanEars PlattAn Price: Rs 5,750 Pros | Good built, very portable Cons | Steep price, cord is prone to tangling RATING

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ost people consider over the ear headphones to be the best when it comes to sound quality, as they ensconce the ears and keep ambient noise out. Well, the Urbanears Plattan headphones belong to this breed and are comfortable to wear as well. A metal wire frame connects the earphones to the headband. Unlike many other headphones, these come with a fabric cord, attached to which is a remote and a microphone which you can use to control, change and pause the music without touching your musicproducing device. The USP of this headset is the ‘Zound Plug’, which is an additional 3.5mm audio jack. This will allow the user and his friend to listen to the same music at the same time or watch a film together, without any decline in the quality of sound. The Urbanears Plattan headphones are also very handy to carry - you can just fold them to the size of your fist and carry them with you. Mind you, all this does not come cheap. The headphones come with a price tag of Rs 5,750, which some might consider to be a bit on the high side. Music lovers, however, should consider giving them a try. n

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ugged and well built, Motorheadphones Bomber is an outstanding headset to go with your rock music collection. It captures the beats and effects of rock’s various instruments very neatly. Unfortunately, this does not reflect in its looks. It is rugged, very light, weighs only 187g, and looks compact too, but in its overall looks, it does seem to be a bit on the routine side. You will love using the headset but you won’t love its looks - its ear cups are round and small, but well-cushioned for a comfortable experience. The Bomber comes with a 1-metre long cable which has a threaded design to keep it from getting tangled. The cable has a slim microphone cum controller module to control volume and audio playback. The Bomber can be used with a PC, smartphone, tablet or an MP3 player.

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All in all, the Motorheads Bomber is an excellent headset with impressive sound quality. Design is definitely not one of its high points, but the sound compensates. This is a pair for the ears, not the eyes. n team@mymobile.co.in


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mobile doctor a problem in after-sales service. In this budget, you can go for phones from Samsung, Micromax and Karbonn.

I have the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, but by mistake all the important data stored on the device got deleted. Please tell me how can I retrieve my lost data. – -Dinesh Khandelwal Data once deleted cannot be recovered. Once the EMMC memory in the phone has been formatted, the data stored on it cannot be recovered. The data that you synced with your Gmail account can however be recovered.

I want to buy a smartphone with specifications like good camera, decent battery backup, good sound quality and compatible with all apps available on the app store. I have shortlisted a few like Idea IVORY, Nokia C5-03, Karbonn A21, Nokia 500 and Karbonn A9+. My budget is Rs 10,000. Please suggest the best phone for me. –Nayan Roy If you go for Nokia, then Nokia 500 is a good option. If you want

tion and the phone should have a good battery life. Please suggest which is the better one? –Sangliana I would not recommend the Samsung Pro Duos Y, as it has an older version of the operating system. I would suggest you go for the Nokia E5 because it has good battery backup and also performs well in terms of signal reception. I want some details about the mobile antivirus available in the market. I have a Nokia C7 smartphone. Which is the best antivirus for my handset. And does installing an antivirus slow down

I want to purchase a tablet in the price range of Rs 10,000. The features I am looking for include 7 to 8-inch display with at least 1.2 GHz processor and 1GB RAM. It should also have calling function, Bluetooth, good battery backup, dual camera and latest Android operating system. Please suggest me which one to buy. –Piyush Pandit In this budget and specifications you will only get an Indian brand. You can consider the Karbonn A37 and HCL ME Y3. If you increase your budget a bit then you can also get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, which is a very good tablet. I want to purchase a smartphone but I am confused between the Micromax Canvas HD and Nokia Lumis 620. Please suggest which is a better phone in between the two? And also highlight the pros and cons of both the devices. -Shangreicham Hongvah Both the phones belong to different categories and have different operating systems. One is an Android based device and other is a Windows Phone device. The final choice depends on which operating system you want. As far as features are concerned, Micromax HD is more powerful than Nokia Lumia 620. It has a HD display, quad core processor and an 8.0-megapixel camera. But the Windows Phone 8 operating is very smooth. n

I want to buy a smartphone and budget is Rs 5,000. The specifications I am looking for include good capacitive touch, a minimum 2.0-megapixel camera with good video recording and a secondary camera for video calling. It should also facilitate a smooth Web browsing experience. I have shortlisted the Micromax Bolt A35, Micromax A54 Smarty and Karbonn A2. Please suggest the best amongst them. –Sunny Kumar With all the specifications that you are looking for, the Micromax Bolt A35 is the best option for you. The Karbonn A2+ is also a good option, with its high resolution display. I want to purchase a smartphone and my budget is Rs 11,000. I have selected a Chinese brand Konka and liked their phone Konka W970. Please tell me the pros and cons of the device and is this brand reliable enough. –Amit Sharma The build quality of the KONKA devices is not really good. They have a limited number of service centers which would later create

there is no need for one.

to go for Karbonn then you can consider the Karbonn Titanium S1, which has a quad core processor and performs really well. I want to buy a smartphone and I am confused between Nokia E5 and Samsung Pro Duos Y. My two requirements are there should be no problem in the signal recep-

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the processing of a phone? And does it really keep the device free from viruses? –Pooja An antivirus negatively affects the performance of a phone from 20 to 40 per cent. If you change and insert your memory card in different devices then you may require an antivirus otherwise

Is your mobile phone acting strange? Email your queries at team@mymobile.co.in and our mobile doctor Arshdeep Singh will suggest remedies for your ailing device. Disclaimer: The views expressed by Arshdeep Singh are his own and do not necessarily coincide with those of My Mobile.


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“We expect Indian participation to be positive” She is one of the key figures behind Asia’s largest integrated ICT event, CommunicAsia. We caught up with Agnes Leung, Assistant Project Director (Communications Events), SES, to find out more about the challenges associated with an event of this scale Sulabh Puri Tell us a bit about CommunicAsia. CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT are Asia’s largest and most established information and communications technology (ICT) events that showcase the latest technologies and trends across the entire communications ecosystem. This year, the shows have evolved and are more relevant than ever. With a special emphasis on the latest developments and insights across the entire ICT value chain, the shows will feature a complete range of key technologies such as mobile broadband and applications, developments in LTE/4G as well as Overthe-Top (OTT) and more. CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia together attracted more than 50,000 attendees in 2012. Close to 2,000 exhibitors participated in the event last year. Any Indian players to look out for this year? We expect Indian participation to be positive as India’s participation in the event has been very good. We saw 71 exhibitors and over 1,400 attendees from India last year. Currently, we have 15 companies in the India Pavilion and we expect more individual exhibitors to join. TEPC will be leading a group of new and returning exhibitors including Indusnet Technologies, Junotele Software, Neosoft Technologies and Telimart Systems. Tata Communications is also returning to participate. Who are the key speakers to look out for at the event? This year, there will be two Visionary Address speakers. The first is the Governmental Visionary Address by the Minister for Technology, State Government of Victoria, Australia, The Hon. Gordon

Rich-Phillips. This is followed by the Industry Visionary Address by Mr. Karim Temsamani, Head of Asia Pacific, Google. Titled “ICT enabled Government – a new approach to buying and using ICT from Victoria, Australia”, the Governmental Visionary Address will discuss how the Victorian Government, through its recently released ICT Strategy, sets out on its roadmap to deliver better services, reduce waste, encourage innovation and improve ICT procurement across government. This will also highlight the intention of the strategy to help align processes across departments and set clear lines of governance, accountability and direction. The Industry Visionary Address, “Asia’s New Internet” will highlight how the Asian consumer is pushing the world’s Internet to new directions. In addition, leading Indian experts including Mr. Mandar Thakur, COO from Times Music, Mr. Vijay Anand, Distinguished Technologist and Global CTO – Machine to Machine of Logica (part of CGI), and Mr. Anthony Thomas, CIO of Vodafone India, amongst others will be shedding light on pertinent industry topics at panel discussions. What is going to be the theme of this year’s CommunicAsia2013? If compared to previous year’s, what new will be showcased at the event? The theme for CommunicAsia is “Bridging Communication Borders, Optimising Business Opportunities” and for CommunicAsia Summit – “The Next Wave: The future is the empowered customer”. The shows are constantly evolving and are more relevant than ever. This year, there are five techzones, of which three are new. New

techzones are the ‘APPSmart’, ‘NextGen Connected Services’ and ‘Smart Enterprise’ techzones. The ‘Fibre’ for NextGen Services’ and ‘eGov’ techzones return this year. SatComm2013, a part of CommunicAsia2013, will serve as a strategic platform for the satellite communications industry in Asia. It will provide the latest updates and gather the largest assembly of global and regional satellite companies. For the first time, delegates from both the CommunicAsia 2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia 2013 International Conference will be participating in a twopart visionary address on 19 June, 2013. The refreshed CommunicAsia2013 Summit will have eight key tracks – each track kicks off with a panel discussion – and two interactive workshops. The four-day programme will highlight the importance of understanding the customer so that businesses can be prepared to deliver a superior experience. More than 200 speakers will share their views and discuss critical issues affecting the ICT industry. n sulabh@mymobile.co.in

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“A perfect smartphone would have a perfect battery” He is a qualified dentist, but shot to fame when he participated in Indian Idol 3 and then appeared in Yash Raj Films’ Badmaash Company. Today, he is a familiar face on television and one of the more popular ones too, known for his ready wit and smile. We caught up with Meiyang Chang to explore his tech side. Sulabh Puri Which phone do you use and why? The Samsung Galaxy SIII and the iPhone 5, for their superior technology, brilliant interface and feel good factor. Which features of your phone do you use the most? I LOVE the camera with inbuilt filters on my Samsung Galaxy SIII. I can make my pictures near perfect without always having to use editing software or battling the restrictions of Instagram. I also use the Opera Mini browser extensively because it’s fast and a one-stop shop for everything I need to search for online. According to you, what would be the perfect smartphone? A perfect smartphone would be one with a perfect battery! Currently, none of them have it, so I guess they’re not all that smart after all Which is the gadget you love to lug around. Apart from your mobile phone? I don’t like to carry too many things on me but if I must, it has to be my Canon EOS 600D DSLR camera. Which tech toy would you like to own in the future? I would love to own a high-end gaming system! I have been thinking about it for three years but never got one because I know once it’s in the house, I will never get any work done. What keeps you busy other than your projects and watching TV? Studio sessions, learning music, watching loads of films, YouTube videos and reading, and much, much more. Twenty four hours in a day are just not enough. n Sulabh@mymobile.co.in

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YouTube came into existence on Valentine’s Day in the year 2005 and was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all employees of Paypal.

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The inspiration for YouTube as we know it today is believed to have come from two events - Karim’s inability to find online footage of Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, and the second when both Hurley and Chen were unable to share video footage of a dinner party due to e-mail attachment limitations.

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YouTube kicked off as a video dating site dubbed ‘Tune In Hook Up’. However, the founders later decided not to go down that path.

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The first video on YouTube is of Jawed Karim talking about elephant’s trunks, titled ‘Me at the Zoo.’ It was shot at the San Diego Zoo.

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According to a survey on YouTube, there

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Google paid $ 1.65 billion to acquire YouTube in November 2006. In retrospect, it looks like a very good deal.

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On YouTube around 50 per cent of videos have been rated or include comments from the community, showing what a responsive and dynamic service it is

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In December 2012, PSY’s Gangnam Style music video became the first to hit 1 billion views.

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Appy About The

Weather

Want to know the current temperature? Or whether you need to pack in an umbrella for your next trip? These five weather apps will tell you just that Nimish Dubey

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alking about the weather remains the best conversation starter of all time. Which is perhaps the reason why there are so many apps dedicated to telling you more about the weather, be it in your city or others. In fact, some of the most popular apps in the world are dedicated to telling you about what the weather gods are serving up or have in store for you in the coming days. They come in all shapes and sizes and with different UI spins. Some even command a price for what they serve up. So if you are one of those who want to know about the weather or simply want to strike up a conversation, here are the apps you should be trying out:

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Swackett Price: Free It describes itself as a “different kind of weather app” and it certainly is that. Whereas, other weather apps are content to present information in the form of graphs and charts, Swackett actually does so in the series of very interesting infographics, all preceded by a human avatar who is dressed in a manner suited to the weather in the area covered by the app - you can even analyse the clothes if you wish. There are some wisecracks hidden in the app too, if you are willing to explore it. Whoever said that weather apps HAVE to be boring?

Available for: Android, iOS

Yahoo! Weather Price: Free

AccuWeather

It has been released recently and is already making waves. Not just because of a relatively clean and uncluttered interface but because of the images it uses in the background. No, the weather updates - be it the current or forthcoming ones - served up by the app are not really exceptional although the icons are very neat, but what works for the app is the fact that it searches through Flickr’s massive database and then presents images that correspond to the weather conditions in the area of your choice. And the images change as does the weather and even the time. Uber cool, we think.

Available for: Android, iOS

Price: Free When it comes to weather apps, this is perhaps the most popular of them all. It is available across all major platforms and is also notable for its clean, simple interface. All you have to do is enter the location whose weather you wish to know about and the app will serve up information with graphs and text not just on a daily but also on a hourly basis and will also give you videos of weather forecasts. Very solid, very reliable. Which perhaps explains its popularity.

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Haze Price: Rs 110 This is the app for the gesture and minimalistic interface loving crowd. No, it does not produce reams of information but when it comes to presentation, Haze handles weather in a remarkably clean, innovative manner. You have three screens that you can flick through, showing temperature, hours of sunlight and the humidity, each of which is accompanied by a shaded background that indicates the trend in which a particular parameter is progressing - so if the shade in the temperature screen is getting darker, it means temperature is likely to rise. You can even switch between screens by tilting the phone. Simple and very easy on the eye. We wish it came free, though.

Available for: iOS

WeatherBug Price: Free An app that attempts to combine information with good presentation, WeatherBug delivers the usual weather information (temperature, humidity, wind speed, etc.) and also a seven day and hourly forecast for good measure. And then adds an interesting spin to it, by accompanying it with not only relevant graphics, but also photographs of the area being covered and also serving up access to live cameras stationed in different parts of the world. You can also check out photographs if you wish. All of which make it a very useful app indeed, albeit a bit of a bandwidth guzzler.

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Gear guide Disclaimer: The prices have been obtained from companies respective showrooms

Nokia Fast Micro-USB Charger | AC-10E

Save energy and save the environment. Based on a common energy-rating system for chargers, it has a 5-star rating for energy saving. Rs 900

Wireless Charging Plate

Keep your Nokia Lumia on this sleek plate and watch your battery charge up. It comes with minimalistic design and vibrant colours to match your device. Rs 3,999

Nokia Bluetooth Headset | BH-111

Choose the colour that suits you in a design that’s as comfortable as it is stylish - up to five colours available. It is lightweight and offers long time usage. Rs 2,100

Nokia Monster Earphone | WH920 The in-ear design of the set isolates external noise to ensure enriched music experience. The earphones have volume controller built in to its cord. Rs 5,000

JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker Take your music with you with no wires. Rs 11,999

Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger | DC-16

You can now charge your smartphone anytime, anywhere with this power bank. It is compatible with most of the devices and has a battery capacity of 2,200 mAh. Rs 1,600

Nokia Play | 360°

Enjoy clear 360-degree audio for your music with Nokia Play 360° (MD-50W). The curved design case brings a modern look and feel. Rs 9,000

Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset | BH-505

Nokia Mono Bluetooth Headset | BH-109

With Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-109, you can handle calls hands-free, even when you are using two mobile devices at the same time. Rs 1,600

Bluetooth Headset BH-505 keeps you active and entertained. The headset features a lightweight neckband for all day comfort. Rs 3,500

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Wireless Charging Shell for Lumia 820 With wireless charging shell make your Nokia Lumia 820 compatible across any Qi wireless charger. Rs 1,999

Nokia Bluetooth Headset | BH-112

Keep it simple - pick up and end calls at the touch of a button. It works with multiple handsets at the same time ideal if you have phones for work and play. Rs 1,450

Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy

Now simply place your Lumia on the Fatboy pillow to start charging without even plugging in your Lumia. Rs 5,499

Nokia Monster Headset | WH 930

This Nokia headset boasts of some high end features that are not to be seen in any other headsets available in the market. Rs 10,500

Nokia Stereo Headset | WH-701

It helps to control your calls and music in a world of sound. It features three sets of comfortable ear pads and an integrated remote for controlling volume, calls, and music. Rs 1,100

Nokia Mini Speaker | MD-11

Play your music and listen to the radio out loud with this compact, yet powerful mini speaker. You can also connect them for quality stereo surround sound. Rs 1,100

Nokia Extra Power | DC-11K

Charge two devices at the same time. It is extra compact and lightweight and offers a quick boost of power. Rs 2,400

Nokia Bluetooth Headset | BH-104

With Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-104 you can stay on top of your calls and enable convenient wireless communication throughout the day. Rs 1,000

Nokia Car Charger | DC-4

Simple and compact, this mobile phone charger offers rapid phone charging from a car cigarette lighter socket. Rs 220

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MODELS

NOKIA

NOKIA

PARAMETERS 1280

100

101

110

114

112

Dimension (mm)

107.2 x 45.1 x 15.3

110 x 45.5 x 14.9

107 x 44.8 x 14.3

110 x 45.5 x 14.9

110 x 46 x 14.8

110 x 46 x 14.8

110.4 x 46.9 x 15.4

Weight (grams)

81.92

70

70

69.6

80

80

86

Model

Talktime/Standby (hours)

8.30/528

Screen (colours)/Size (inch) Monochrome/1.36 Inbuilt/Expandable memory

NA/No

105

NEW

7.2/840

12/840

7.2/840

10.5/637

10.5/637

14/840

65,536/1.8

65,536/1.45

65,536/1.8

65,536/1.8

65,536/1.8

56K/1.8

NA/No

8MB/No

NA/No

64MB/32GB

16MB/32GB

16MB/32GB

No/No

No/No

No/No

No/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Camera/Flash/Video

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

500

500

500

500

1,000

1000

1,000

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/No

Dual Band/No

Dual Band/No

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Symbian S30

S30

S30

S30

S40

S40

Symbian S40

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System

No/Yes

No/Yes

No/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Burn test Rating

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Price in Rs.

990

1,175

1,249

1,490

2,300

2,310

2,600

Music Player/FM Radio

MODELS

Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY

NOKIA

PARAMETERS Asha 205

206

C2-03

202

Asha 200

Asha 306

Asha 305

Dimension (mm)

112.8 x 61.1 x 13

116 x 49 x 12.4

103 x 51.4 x 17

114.8 x 49.8 x 13.9

115.4 x 61.1 x 14

110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8

110.3X53.8X12.8

Weight (grams)

94

91

115

90

105

96

98

11/891

20/680

5/400

5/400

7/888

14/600

14/528

Model

Talktime/Standby (hours) Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

65,536/2.4

65,536/2.4

65,536/2.6

262,144/2.4

65,536/2.4

65,536/3.0

262,144/3.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

64MB/32GB

64MB/32GB

10MB/32GB

10MB/32GB

NA/32GB

64MB/32GB

64MB/32GB

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Camera/Flash/Video

VGA/No/Yes

1.3Mp/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

1000

Shared

1,000

1,000

Shared

Shared

1,000

Dual Band/No

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Operating System

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/No/No

Slider/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

80

82

76

NR

80

NR

NR

3,475

3,620

3,750

4,030

4,090

3,950

4,380

Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs

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MODELS

NOKIA

PARAMETERS Model

Asha 309

Asha 308

302

Asha311

303

E5

Lumia 510

Dimension (mm)

109.9 x 54 x 13.2

109.9 x 54 x 13

116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9

106 x 52 x 12.9

116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9

115 x 58.9 x 12.8

120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5

Weight (grams)

102

104

99

95

99

126

129

Talktime/Standby (hours)

6/650

17/600

9/707

14/696

8.2/731

7.3/400

6.2/738

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

65,536/3.0

65,536/3.0

262,144/2.4

262,144/3.0

262,144/2.6

262,144/2.36

65,536/4.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

128MB/32GB

64MB/32GB

128MB/32GB

256MB/32GB

100MB/32GB

256MB/32GB

4GB/No

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

3.2MP/No/Yes

3.2MP/No/Yes

3.2MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

2,000

2,000

Shared

2,000

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Operating System

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Symbian S40

Symbian S60

Windows Phone 7.8

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/Yes

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

NR

82

NR

84

NR

NR

84

4,700

5,250

6,550

6,375

7,820

9,200

10,100.0

Lumia 800

808

Lumia 820

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

NOKIA

PARAMETERS Model

Lumia 520

Lumia 610

Lumia 620

Lumia 720

NEW

Dimension (mm)

119.9 x 64 x 9.9

119.24 x 62.18 x 11.9

115.4 x 61.1 x 11

127.9 x 67.5 x 9

116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1

123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9

123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9

Weight (grams)

124

131.5

127

128

142

169

160

14/360

10.5/670

14/330

23/520

13/265

11/465

15.4/360

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16 million/4.0

16million/3.7

16 million/3.8

16million/4.3

16miilion/3.7

16million/4.0

16.7million/4.3

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

8GB/64GB

8GB/No

8GB/64GB

8GB/64GB

16GB/No

16GB/32GB

8GB/64GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

6.7MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

41.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 7.5

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 7.5

Nokia Belle

Windows Phone 8

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/Yes/No

86

NR

88

NR

82

82

84

10,000

12,300

14,500

18,450

18,500

18,500

23,900

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SUB-ENTRY LEVEL

NOKIA

PARAMETERS Model

FLY

Lumia 900

Lumia 920

DS 186

DS187

DS222

MV242n

DS222+

Dimension (mm)

127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5

130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7

108 X 47 X 15.6

107.9 x 44 x 14.8

115 x 49 x 14.7

118 x 51 x 15

115 x 49 x 14.5

Weight (grams)

160

185

75

70

89

125

89

Talktime/Standby (hours)

7/300

18.6/460

5/240

5/200

9/500

10/ 400

9/ 360

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/4.3

16.7million/4.5

65,536/1.8

65,536/1.8

NA/2.2

NA/2.4

NA/2.4

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

16GB/No

32GB/No

NA/ 16GB

NA/32GB

NA/32GB

245KB/32GB

NA/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Camera/Flash/Video

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

200

100

200

500

200

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Operating System

Windows Phone 7.5

Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

No/No/No

No/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Nucleus

Proprietry

Nucleus

Proprietry

Nucleus

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

NR

84

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

30,500

37,500

990

1,090

1,590

1,590

1,790

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Windows Phone 8

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

No/No/No

FLY

PARAMETERS Model

MICROMAX

MV264

SX243

SX260

E284

X350

X295

X325

Dimension (mm)

122 x 53 x 14

121 X 51.5 X 10.5

125.3 x 48.8 x 14.3

114 x 62 x 13.5

NA

121 x 51x 10.77

126.9 x 55.1 x 10.95

Weight (grams)

138

81.2

64.5

81.2

Na

95

NA

Talktime/Standby (hours)

10/500

4.5/180

12/250

6.5/500

5/360

4/200

4/200

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

NA/2.6

NA/2.4

NA/2.6

NA/2.8

262,144/3.0

65,536/2.6

65,536/2.8

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

100KB/32GB

NA/32GB

180KB/32GB

45KB/16GB

78KB/4GB

258KB/4GB

258KB/4GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Camera/Flash/Video

VGA/No/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

1.3MP/Yes/Yes

1.3MP/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

300

1,000

300

500

NA

300

500

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Operating System

Nucleus

Proprietry

Proprietry

Nucleus

NA

NA

NA

Music Player/FM Radio

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

1,790

1,990

2,190

2,490

1,900

1,850

2,190

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

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MODELS

SAMSUNG

PARAMETERS Model

WYNNCOM

E1207T

E1282T

W100n

W221

W617

W601

W704

Dimension (mm)

108.0 x 45.5 x 13.5

109.2 x 45.5 x 14.5

108 x 46 x 14.7

128 x 48 x 13.5

124.4 x 57.2 x 14.7

117.2 x 55.4 x 13.5

103 x 56 x 13.8

Weight (grams)

65.1

74.5

70

79

110

111.4

96

Talktime/Standby (hours)

8/430

12/660

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

65,536/1.52

65,536/1.8

NA/1.8

NA/2.0

NA/3.0

NA/2.8

NA/3.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

NA/No

NA/4GB

NA/16GB

NA/16GB

NA/32GB

NA/32GB

NA/32 GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

No/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Camera/Flash/Video

No/No/No

No/No/No

NA/NA/NA

0.3 MP/No/Yes

1.3MP/No/Yes

1.3 MP/Yes /Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

1,000

1,000

300

300

1,500

1,000

500

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

No/No/No

Yes/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

NA

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Nucleous

Proprietary

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

1,250

1,575

999

1,499

2,199

2,349

2,499

MODELS

ENTRY LEVEL

PARAMETERS Model

FLY

LAVA

LG

SAMSUNG

E350

Discover 132

Discover 135

T375

Metro 2252

Champ Neo Duos C3262

Rex 60

Dimension (mm)

114 x 62 x 13.2

NA

NA

103 x 59 x 10.7

113.0 x 46.0 x 13.9

96.9 x 54.3 x 13.5

101.8 x 55 x 12.5

Weight (grams)

81.2

NA

NA

97

79

82

NA

Talktime/Standby (hours)

8/700

NA

NA

12.8/601

11.9/760

14/550

15/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

NA/3.5

262,144/3.2

262,144/3.5

262,144/3.2

65,536/1.8

262,144/2.4

65,536/2.8

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

45KB/16GB

258KB/4GB

NA/16GB

48MB/16GB

NA/32GB

20MB/32GB

30MB/16GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

1.3 MP/Yes/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

1.3MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

500

500

500

1,000

NA

NA

1,000

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/Yes/No

Operating System

Nucleus

NA

NA

Proprietary

NA

Proprietary

Proprietary

Music Player/FM Radio

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

2,990

3,299

3,600

4,200

2,550

3,200

3,700

Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

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MODELS

SAMSUNG

PARAMETERS

WYNNCOM

Model

Chat 3G 527

Rex 70

Rex 80

Rex 90

W707

W716

W711

Dimension (mm)

103 x 55 x 12

104.90 x 57.2 x 11.99

102.0 x 58 x 11.5

113 x 61.90 x 11.84

107.5 x 55.8 x 13.1

120 x 63 x 12.4

120 x 63 x 11.8

Weight (grams)

96

NA

NA

NA

96

109

110

Talktime/Standby (hours)

3/288

13/NA

15/NA

15/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

262,144/2.4

65,536/3.0

262,144/3.0

262,144/3.5

NA/3.2

NA/3.5

NA/3.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

80MB/32GB

10MB/32GB

20MB/16GB

10MB/32GB

NA/32GB

NA/32GB

NA/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Camera/Flash/Video

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

3.15/No/Yes

3.2/No/Yes

1.3MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/Yes/Yes

1.3MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

1,000

NA

1,000

NA

1,000

1,000

2,000

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Quad Band/No

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/HSDPA, HSUPA

Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/No/No

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Nucleous

Nucleous

Nucleous

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

3,850

4,480

5,150

5,850

3,049

3,249

3,399

Link

Racer Prestige Gold

Meridiist Steel & Gold

MODELS

HIGH END

PARAMETERS Model

WYNNCOM W720

TAG HEUER Racer Sport Classic NEW

Meridiist GMT Stainless Racing Carbon Steel/Black PVD

NEW

NEW

Dimension (mm)

125.7 x 68.6 x 10.8

118 x 64.35 x 15.9

112 x 46 x 15.5

118 x 64.35 x 15.9

118 x 67 x 16.6

118 x 64.35 x 15.9

112 x 46 x 15.5

Weight (grams)

138

160

155

160

200

160

155

Talktime/Standby (hours)

NA/NA

3/220

7/392

3/220

6.5/336

3/220

7/392

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

NA/4.0

16 million/3.5

262,144/1.9

16 million/3.5

16million/3.5

16 million/3.5

262,144/1.9

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

NA/32GB

8GB/32GB

NA/NA

8GB/32GB

256MB/8GB

8GB/32GB

NA/NA

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Camera/Flash/Video

1.3 MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

No/No/No

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

No/No/No

Phonebook Capacity

500

NA

1,000

NA

Shared

NA

1,000

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/No/No

Yes/Yes/HSUPA

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSUPA

Yes/Yes/No

Operating System

Nucleous

Android v2.3

NA

Android v2.3

Andriod v2.2

Android v2.3

NA

Music Player/FM Radio

Yes / Yes

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/NA

Yes/No

Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

3,15,000

Starting 3,40,000+

4,55,000

Starting 5,45,000+

Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

4,599

2,06,000

78 MYMOBILE MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013

Starting 2,85,000+/3,55,000


MODELS

ENTERPRISE LEVEL

VERTU

PARAMETERS Model

APPLE

Ascent

Constellation Ayxta

Ascent Ti

Constellation Quest

Signature

iPhone 4S

iPhone 5

Dimension (mm)

117 x 46 x 19

100 x 48 x 18

115.5 x 49 x 13.1

116 x 60.8 x 12.7

130 x 42 x 13

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6

Weight (grams)

148

174

160

165 to 185

166

140

112

Talktime/Standby (hours)

4.8/300

6/300

5/300

7.5/349

3.5/300

14/200

8/225

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/2.0

16million/2.4

16million/2.0

16million/2.46

16million/2.0

16million/3.5

16million/4.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

8GB/32GB

100MB/8GB

4GB/No

8GB/32GB

4GB/No

16,32,64GB/No

16,32,64GB/No

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.15MP/Yes/Yes

3.15MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

No/No/No

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

2,000

2,000

1,500

Shared

2,000

Shared

Shared

Quad band/No

Quad Band/No

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/R99

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/R99

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

iOS 6

iOS 6

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/No

Clamshell/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/No/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

82

82

Starting 2,89,000+

Starting 3,47,000+

Starting 3,75,000+

Starting 3,90,000+

Starting 7,28,000+ 38,000/43,000/54,500 45,500/52,500/59,500

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Quad Band/No Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

BLACKBERRY

PARAMETERS Model

Curve 9220

Curve 9320

Curve 9360

9860

Bold 9790

9810

9900

Dimension (mm)

109 x 60 x 12.7

109 x 60 x 12.7

112 x 62 x 14.2 mm

120 x 62 x 11.5

110 x 60 x 11.4

111 x 62 14.6

115 x 66 x 10.5

Weight (grams)

102

103

130

135

107

161

130

Talktime/Standby (hours)

7/432

7/432

5/336

4.7/337

5.1/432

6.5/296

6.3/296

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

65,536/2.44

65,536/2.44

262,144/2.44

16million/3.7

16million/2.45

16million/3.2

16million/2.8

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

512MB/32GB

512MB/32GB

256MB/32GB

2.5GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

YesYes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

2.0MP/No/Yes

3.15MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

Dual Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

BlackBerry OS 7.1

BlackBerry OS 7.1

BlackBerry OS 7.0

BlackBerry OS 7.0

Blackberry OS 7.0

BlackBerry OS 7.0

BlackBerry OS 7.0

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/Yes

Slider/Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/Yes

80

80

NR

82

82

82

82

9,790

14,500

16,899

21,499

21,999

27,500

30,500

MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013 MYMOBILE 79


MODELS

myguide

PARAMETERS

BLACKBERRY

BYOND

FLY Phablet PIII

F32

F350

Z10

B51

B54

B63

Dimension (mm)

130 x 65.6 x 9

113 x 61.2 x 8

125.2 x 64 .4 x 11.8

136 x 68.8 x 1.7

158.5 x 88.6 x 11.3

110 x 58.7 x 14.7

118.88 x 61.79 x 11.8

Weight (grams)

136

115

172

164

230

53

115.5

Model

10/312

4/120

4/192

7/140

4/100

6.5/250

4/350

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16 million/4.2

NA/3.5

NA/4.0

NA/4.5

NA/6.0

NA/3.2

NA/3.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

16GB/64GB

256MB/32GB

512MB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

154MB/32GB

110MB/32GB

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

BlackBerry 10

Android v 2.3

Android v 2.3

Android v 4.1

Android v 4.1

Android v2.3

Android v 2.3

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

84

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

76

42,500

3,499

4,499

9,999

12,699

3,990

4,990

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Quad band/No Yes/Yes/HSUPA,HSDPA

FLY

PARAMETERS Model

HTC

F51

F410

F41S

F45s

Desire C

One V

Desire V

Dimension (mm)

146 x 77 x 11.5

123.9 x 64 x 10

126 x 63.5 x 10.3

131 x 67 x 10.5

107 X 60 X 11.9

120.3 x 59.7 x 9.24

118.5 x 62.3 x 9.32

Weight (grams)

170

101.5

140

158

98

115

114

7/144

10/331

7.5/263

8/100

NA/NA

6.73/261

NA/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16.7million/5.0

16million/4.0

NA/4.0

16 million/4.5

16million/3.5

16million/3.7

16million/4.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

130MB/32GB

1GB/32GB

139MB/32GB

2.5GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

12.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

1,000

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/NA

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Android 4.0 ICS

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v 4.1

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

80

NR

80

NR

86

NR

7,450

7,690

7,790

11,990

9,999

13,500

14,499

80 MYMOBILE MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA


MODELS

HTC

PARAMETERS Model

Desire X

8S

Desire VC

Desire SV

One S

OneX

One X+

Dimension (mm)

118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3

120.5 x 63 x 10.28

119.5 x 62.3 x 9.5

129.7 x 67.9 x 10.7

130.9 x 65 x 7.8

134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9

134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9

Weight (grams)

114

113

118

131

119.5

130

135

Talktime/Standby (hours)

20/833

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

10/290

NA/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/4.0

16million/4.0

16million/4.0

16 million/4.3

16million/4.3

16million/4.7

16million/4.7

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

16GB/No

32GB/No

64GB/No

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Android v4.0

Windows Phone 8

Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/Rev.A Android v4.0

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.1

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

84

82

76

84

80

86

86

15,350

18,550

15,500

19,999

25,500

26,000

29,500

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

HTC

PARAMETERS Model

IDEA

8X

One

Butterfly

Zeal

Aurus 2

Dimension (mm)

132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3

143 x 70.5 x 9.08

NA

NA

NA

NA

Weight (grams)

130

143

140

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

7/300

7/NA

5/320

8.5/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16 million/ 4.3

16 million/4.7

16million/5.0

262,144/3.5

262,144/3.5

262,144/3.5

262,144/4.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

16GB/No

32,64GB/NA

16GB/32GB

512MB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

4.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.0MP/No/Yes

3.2/No/Yes

3.2MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

Quad band/No

Quad Band/No

Talktime/Standby (hours)

GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

NEW

Ivory

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Whiz

NEW

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA, HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA, HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSUPA,HSDPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA, HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSUPA,HSDPA

Windows Phone 8

Android v 4.1

Android v4.1

Android v2.3

Android v4.1

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

82

84

82

NR

NR

NR

NR

33,500

42,900

42,500

5,390

6,490

7,090

7,850

MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013 MYMOBILE 81


MODELS

myguide

KARBONN

PARAMETERS A2

A6

A15

A9+

A12

A27

S1 Titanium

Dimension (mm)

124 x 63.6 x 12.4

128x65.7x11.6

NA

NA

135x66x11

133.6x66x9.1

134.6 x 66 x 9.25

Weight (grams)

110

114.5

NA

NA

164

126.5

NA

Model

3.5/120

3.5/250

NA/NA

4/200

4/180

4/180

4/200

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

262,144/4.0

NA/4.0

262,144/4.0

262,144/4.0

NA/4.5

NA/4.2

16million/4.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

202MB/32GB

104MB/32GB

NA/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

3.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.15/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Operating System

Android v2.3

Android v 4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v 4.0

Android v 4.1

Android v4.1

Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

4,990

5,490

5,990

7,490

8,490

9,490

10,490

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

KARBONN

PARAMETERS Model

LAVA

LENOVO

A30

S5 Titanium

Iris N320

Iris n400

Iris N501

P700i

Dimension (mm)

166 x 91 x 10.7

NA

115 x 61.5 x 11.9

125 x 63 x 10.2

148.5 x 79 x 10.5

125.6 x 64.5 x 12.8

132 x 67 x 11.7

Weight (grams)

280

NA

115

NA

NA

162

162

10/600

NA/NA

4/390

NA

7.8/620

NA/NA

12.5/732

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

262,144/5.9

16 million/5.0

262,144/3.2

16million/4.0

16million/5.0

16 million/4.0

16million/4.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

1.4GB/32GB

100MB/32GB

127MB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

2.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

P770

NEW

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/Yes

Android v4.0

Android v 4.1

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v 4.0

Android v4.1

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

11,990

12,490

4,499

8,099

13,500

12,499

16,499

82 MYMOBILE MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA


MODELS PARAMETERS Model

LENOVO

LG Optimus L5 II E450

S880

L3 E400

Optimus L3 Dual

L3II Dual

Optimus L5

E510

Dimension (mm)

142 x 78 x 9.9

102.6 x 61.6 x 11.85

102.6x 61.6 x11.85

102.9 x 61.3 x 11.9

118.3 X 66.5 X 9.5

113.4 x 60.8 x 11.9

117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2

Weight (grams)

196

110

119

110

125

123

103

Talktime/Standby (hours)

NEW

17/312

12/600

17/1044

16/730

10/900

NA

10/642

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16 million/5.0

262,144/3.2

262144/3.2

262,144/3.2

16million/4.0

262,144/3.2

16 million/4.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

1GB/32GB

1GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Yes/32GB

4GB/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0MP/No/Yes

3.2MP/No/Yes

3.2MP/No/Yes

3.15MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

1,000

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/N0

Quad Band/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Android v 4.0

Android v2.3

Android v2.3

Android v 4.1

Android v4.0

Android v2.3

Android v4.1

Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

78

NR

NR

NR

80

NR

NR

18,999

7,000

7,800

8,500

10,999

11,200

11,500

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM

LG

PARAMETERS Model

Optimus L5 II Dual NEW

Optimus L5 Dual

Optimus L7 P705

Optimus Black P970

Optimus L7II Dual

Optimus 2X

Optimus L9 P765

Dimension (mm)

117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2

118.3 X 66.5 X 9.6

125.5 x 67 x 8.7

122 x 64 x 9.2

122.2 x 66.6 x 9.7

123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9

131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1

Weight (grams)

103

126

124

109

115.5

139

125

10/642

10/901

19/902

6/375

12/800

14.5/421

12/830

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16 million/4.0

16million/4.1

16million/4.3

16 million/4.0

16 million/4.3

16million/4.0

16 million/4.7

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

2.72GB/32GB

2GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/GSM

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/ GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Android v4.1

Android v4.1

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v 4.1

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

80

NR

82

NR

84

78

12,200

12,999

16,499

15,250

18,400

19,000

18,250

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013 MYMOBILE 83


MODELS

myguide

LG

PARAMETERS

MICROMAX Bolt A51

Model

Optimus Vu P895

Optimus 4X HD

Optimus G

Dimension (mm)

139.6 X 90.4 X 8.5

132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9

131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5

NA

NA

76 x 142.8 x 10.6

147 x 76.5 x 9.7

Weight (grams)

168

133

145

NA

NA

186

144

NEW

A89 Ninja

Canvas ViVa

NEW

Canvas2 A110

16/510

9.3/730

15/335

4/140

4/170

7/280

5/180

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/5.0

16million/4.7

16million/4.7

262,144/3.5

262,144/4.0

NA/5.0

16 million/5.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

32GB/No

16GB/32GB

32GB/No

512MB/32GB

2.07GB/32GB

110MB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

13.0MP/Yes/Yes

2.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.0MP/No/Yes

3.0MP/No/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.1

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Yes/Yes/HSUPA

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

78

80

84

NR

NR

NR

82

24,599

27,499

30,999

4,599

6,000

6,499

10,500

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSUPA,HSDPA

MICROMAX

PARAMETERS Model

Canvas 3D

NEW

RAGE

SAMSUNG

Canvas HD

OPS40

OPS50

OPS60

Galaxy Pocket 5300

Galaxy Y Duos Lite

Dimension (mm)

NA

144 x 74 x 10.7

116 x 59 x 12.5

127 x 64.3 x 10.8

140.5 x 70 x 11.5

Weight (grams)

NA

156

110

135

170

97

NA

4/225

5/174

5/200

6/240

6/240

15.8/520

15/410

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/5.0

16 million/5.0

NA/3.5

NA/4.0

NA/4.6

262,144/2.8

262,144/3.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

512/32GB

512MB/32GB

512MB/32GB

3GB/32GB

2GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0/Yes/Yes

8.0/Yes/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

5MP/Yes/Yes

5MP/Yes/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

1000

1,000

1,000

Shared

Shared

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

103.9 x 57.90 x 12.98 103.9 x 57.9 x 12.98

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

Quad Band/No

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSUPA,HSDPA

Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Android v 4.1

Android v4.1

Android V2.3

Android v2.3

Android v2.3

Android v2.3

Android v2.3

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/ Yes

Yes/ Yes

Yes/ Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

NR

84

NR

NR

NR

72

NR

9,999

13,990

3,999

4,999

6,999

6,100

6,100

84 MYMOBILE MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013


MODELS

SAMSUNG

PARAMETERS Model

Galaxy Y

Galaxy Chat B5330

Galaxy Y Duos

Galaxy Music Duos

5830 Galaxy Ace

Dimension (mm)

Galaxy Y Plus

104.9 x 57.9 x 13

104.0 x 58.0 x 11.5

118.9 x 59.3 x 11.7

109.8 x 60 x 11.95

109.4 x 58.6 x 12.5

110.1 X 59 X 12.3

112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5

Weight (grams)

96

97.5

112

109

112

106.9

113

Talktime/Standby (hours)

NEW

Galaxy Young

NEW

6/260

6/120

14/520

17.5/630

7/250

15/570

12/520

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

262,144/2.8

262,144/3.0

262,144/3.0

262,144/3.1

262,144/3.2

262,144/3.0

16million/3.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

160MB/32GB

4GB/32GB

160MB/32GB

4GB/64GB

4GB/32GB

158MB/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

3.0MP/No/Yes

3.15 MP/No/Yes

3.15MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Yes/Yes/HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Android v 4.0

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Android v2.3

Android v 4.1

Android v4.0

Android v2.2

Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Quad Band/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

82

6,400

6,500

8,150

7,600

8,400

8,400

9,500

Galaxy Grand

Galaxy SII Plus

Galaxy SII i9100

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM

SAMSUNG

PARAMETERS Model Dimension (mm)

Galaxy Fame S6812 NEW

Galaxy Ace Duos

Galaxy Win

NEW

143.5 x 76.8 x 9.6

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5

125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49

120

122

120

144

161

121

116

6/300

16.8/570

12.8/570

11/210

10.1/440

9/549

19.3/710

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

262,144/3.5

262,144/3.5

16million/4.0

16million/4.7

16million/5.0

16 million/4.3

16million/4.27

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

3GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

8GB/64GB

8GB/64GB

16GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Weight (grams) Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

113.20 x 61.50 x 11.55 112.74 x 61.5 x 11.5

Galaxy S duos

121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 133.30 x 70.70 x 9.65

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Android v 4.1

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Android v 4.1

Android v4.1

Android v 4.1

Android v2.3

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

84

NR

NR

11,100

11,500

12,500

18,260

20,600

23,200

24,050

Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013 MYMOBILE 85


MODELS

myguide

SAMSUNG

PARAMETERS Model Dimension (mm) Weight (grams)

SONY

Galaxy Note

Galaxy SIII

Galaxy Note II N7100

146.9 x 83 x 9.7

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6

151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4

Galaxy S4

NEW

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9

Xperia tipo

Xperia tipo dual

Xperia E

103 x 57 x 13

103 x 57 x 13 mm

113.5 x 61.8 x 11

178

133

183

130

99.4

99.4

115.7

6/100

22.5/830

35/980

17/370

5/470

5/470

6/530

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/5.3

16million/4.8

16 million/5.5

16million/5.0

262,144/3.2

262,144/3.2

262,144/3.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

16GB/32GB

16GB/64GB

16GB/64GB

16GB/64GB

2.9GB/32GB

2.9GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

13.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.15/No/Yes

3.15/No/Yes

3.2/No/Yes

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Camera/Flash/Video Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Quad band/No

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSPA+

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Android v4.1

Android v4.2

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v 4.1

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

80

82

84

86

84

82

NR

27,000

29,999

36,500

41,500

8,200

8,999

9,990

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSUPA,HSDPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA, HSUPA

PARAMETERS Model

SONY Xperia E Dual

Xperia U

Xperia miro

Neo L

Xperia Sola

Xperia J

Xperia go

Dimension (mm)

113.5 x 61.8 x 11

112 x 54 x 12

113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm

120 X 61 X 12.8

116.0 x 59.0 x 9.9

124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2

111 X 60.3 X 9.8

Weight (grams)

115.7

110

110

131.5

107

124

110

Talktime/Standby (hours)

6/530

6.6/472

5/470

8/575

6/475

7/618

6.3/520

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

262,144/3.5

16million/3.5

16million/3.5

16million/4.0

16million/3.7

16million/4.0

16million/3.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

8GB/No

4GB/32GB

1GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

3.2/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/GSM+GSM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/HSDPA, HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Android v 4.0

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Quad Band/No Yes/Yes/HSDPA Android v4.0

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Android v2.3

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

76

NR

80

78

80

76

76

10,990

12,999

13,250

13,500

14,500

14,500

15,500

86 MYMOBILE MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013


MODELS

SONY

PARAMETERS Model Dimension (mm) Weight (grams)

Xperia P

Xperia SL

Xperia SP

122 x 59.5 x 10.5

128.0 x 64.0 x 10.6

NEW

130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98

SPICE Xperia Ion

Xperia ZL

Xperia Z

Mi 351

133.0 x 68.0 x 10.6

131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8

139 x 71 x 7.9

115.3x62x11.8

120

144

155

144

151

146

95

6/475

8/410

18/734

10/400

10/500

11/550

3/216

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/4.0

16million/4.3

16million/4.6

16M/4.55

16 million/5.0

16million/5.0

262,144/3.5

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

16GB/No

32GB/No

8GB/32GB

16GB/32GB

16GB/64GB

16GB/32GB

512MB/16GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

12.1MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

12.0MP/Yes/Yes

13MP/Yes/Yes

13.1/Yes/Yes

3.0MP/Yes/Yes

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Camera/Flash/Video Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad band/No

Quad Band/No

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Yes/Yes/HSPA+

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/No

Android v2.3

Android v4.0

Android v4.1

Android v4.0

Android v 4.1

Android v4.1

Android v 2.3

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

84

NR

37,900

3,599

82

NR

NR

82

80

20,000

23,990

24,990

23,000

35,500

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

SPICE

PARAMETERS Model

WYNNCOM

Mi 352

Mi 435

Stellar Virtuoso Mi 495

Stellar Virtuoso Mi 530

G1

G32

G41

Dimension (mm)

NA

124 x 63.5 x 11.8

NA

152 x 79 x 10.3

119.5 x 63 x 11.4

115.4x61.6x12

124 x 65 x 11

Weight (grams)

NA

NA

NA

196.3

129

114

130

Talktime/Standby (hours)

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA

4.1/696

NA/NA

NA

NA/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

262,144/3.5

16 million/4.0

16million/4.5

16million/5.3

65,536/3.5

NA/3.5

NA/4.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

512MB/32GB

2GB/32GB

NA/32GB

16GB/32GB

NA/32 GB

NA/32 GB

NA/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

3.0MP/No/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

3.0MP/No/ Yes

Yes/Yes

3.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

Android v 2.3

Android v 4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/No

Android v2.3

Android v2.3

Android v 4.0

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

76

NR

NR

5,099

7,399

10,499

13,999

4,599

4,799

5,499

MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013 MYMOBILE 87


MODELS

myguide

WYNNCOM

PARAMETERS Model Dimension (mm)

XOLO

G3

G51

G58

A700

A800

A1000

X1000

117.8 x 63 x 11.2

146 x 77 x 11.5

145 x 78 x 10.4

136 x 68.5 x 9.1

133x67x10.5

143.5 x 70.8 x 8.8

NA

Weight (grams)

118

170

200

115

NA

NA

NA

4/140

NA

NA/NA

7/425

6/NA

NA/NA

9.5/336

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/3.5

NA/5

NA/5.0

16 million/ 4.5

16 million/4.5

16million/5.0

16 million/4.7

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

100MB/32 GB

NA/32GB

NA/32GB

4 GB/32 GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

3.0MP/Yes/Yes

5 MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

8.0MP/Yes/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Dual Band/No

Quad Band/No

Frequency/Dual SIM

Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Quad Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM Dual Band/GSM+GSM

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

Operating System

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA Yes/Yes/HSUPA,HSDPA Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Android v4.0

Androi v4.1

Android 4.0

Yes/Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NA

80

NR

NR

NR

82

5,499

7,499

9,999

8,050

10,000

13,500

19,250

Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

MODELS

CDMA

CDMA

PARAMETERS Model

Samsung Hero Plus 159

Samsung B209

Samsung B229

Samsung B379

Samsung B339

Dimension (mm)

108.5 x 45.8 x 13.3

108.0 x 44.8 x 14.3

108 x 44.38 x 14.20

105 x 44 x 13

108 x 45.4 x 14.7

109.5 x 45.4 x 14.2

108.20 x 47.1 x 14.35

Weight (grams)

70

72.3

72

71

NA

75

75.7

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Samsung Hero B189 Samsung Hero B319

3/230

4.3/470

6.5/720

3.3/250

3/257

4.3/470

4.3/470

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

65,536/1.52

65,536/1.52

65,536/1.5

65,536/1.5

65,536/1.52

65,536/1.5

65,536/1.52

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

597KB/No

351KB/No

450KB/No

NA/No

1MB/No

351KB/No

351KB/No

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

No/No

No/No

No/No

No/No

No/No

No/No

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

Phonebook Capacity

1,000

1,000

1,000

500

500

1,000

1,000

Frequency/Dual SIM

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

No/No/No

Operating System

BREW

BREW

BREW

BREW

BREW

BREW

BREW

Music Player/FM Radio

No/Yes

No/No

No/No

No/No

No/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

1,000

1,000

1,100

1,150

1,380

1,400

1,650

Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

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MODELS

CDMA

PARAMETERS Model

Samsung Guru 539 Samsung Guru Muzik 219

Dimension (mm)

109.6 x 44.9 x 14.0

Weight (grams)

112 x 46.3 x 15.3

Lava ARC8c

Samsung Guru Dual CDMA

Mpower TV 239

Samsung Primo Duos

Samsung Galaxy Y CDMA

NA

114.9 x 47.8 x 14.1

118.5 x 50 x 12.45

118.8 x 49.9 x 14.07

104.0 x 58.0 x 11.5

77.5

NA

NA

86.7

87

103

97.5

6/720

4/230

May-90

6.5/300

4.4/420

6.67/160

6/120

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

65,536/1.77

65,536/1.7

65,536/2.2

65,536/2.0

262,144/2.4

262,144/2.4

262,144/3.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

2.5MB/4+4GB

14MB/2GB

NA/8GB

7.41MB/4GB

85MB/16GB

75MB/-

160MB/32GB

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

No/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

YesNo

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

No/No/No

1.3MP/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

No/No/No

1.3MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

1,000

1,000

100

1,000

2,000

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

CDMA/No

Dual Band/GSM+CDMA

CDMA/No

Dual Band/GSM+CDMA

CDMA/No

Yes/Yes/CDMA1X

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/No/No

Yes/Yes/EVDO Rev.0

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Rev.A

BREW

BREW

BREW

NA

BREW

BREW

Android v2.3

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/No/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

1,990

2,500

2,699

3,250

4,400

4,999

7,350

MODELS

TABLET

CDMA

PARAMETERS

APPLE iPad Mini Wi-Fi

iPad Mini Wi+3G

iPad(4th generation) Wi-Fi

iPad(4th generation) Wi-Fi+3G

Blackberry 8530

Galaxy Ace Duos I589

BlackBerry Curve CDMA 9350

Dimension (mm)

109 x 60 x 13.9

112.4 x 59.9 x 12.44

109 x 60 x 11

200 x 134.7 x 7.2

200 x 134.7 x 7.2

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4

Weight (grams)

105

125

99

308

312

652

662

Model

4.5/252

7/300

NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

65,536/NA

16million/3.5

NA/2.44

16 million/7.9

16 million/7.9

16 million/9.7

16 million/9.7

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

256MB/32GB

512MB/32GB

512MB/32GB

16,32,64GB/No

16,32,64GB/No

16,32,64GB/No

16,32,64GB/No

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Yes/Yes

YesYes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

2.0MP/NA/Yes

3.15MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/Yes/Yes

5.0 MP/No/Yes

5.0 MP/No/Yes

5.0 MP/No/Yes

5.0 MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

NA

NA

NA

NA

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

CDMA/No

Dual Band/CDMA+GSM

CDMA/No

NA/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

Yes/Yes/No

Yes/Yes/Rev.A

Yes/Yes/No

No/No/No

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

No/No/No

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

BlackBerry OS

Android v2.3

BlackBerry OS7

iOS 6

iOS 6

iOS 6

iOS 6

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

No/No

No/No

No/No

No/No

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/No/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

82

NR

86

NR

NR

NR

12,500

12,550

17,250

21,900/27,900/33,900 29,900/35,900/41,900 31,900/37,900/43,900 39,900/45,900/51,900

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MODELS

myguide

BYOND

PARAMETERS Mi Book Mi 1

Mi Book Mi 2

Mi Book Mi 5

Laplet L9

Laplet L9+

Mi Book Mi 7

Mi Book Mi 8

Dimension (mm)

119x191x11.9 mm

111.5x193x11.6 mm

124.6x194x11

NA

NA

120 x 190 x 9.3

151 x 200 x 9.6

Weight (grams)

340

324

348

474

474

344

430

Model

3/NA

NA/NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/7.0

16million/7.0

16million/7.0

16million/9.0

16million/9.0

16million/7.0

16million/8.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Talktime/Standby (hours)

No/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/Yes

No/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Sahred

Shared

Shared

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Frequency/Dual SIM GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

NA

Dual Band/No

NA

NA

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

No/No/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

No/No/Yes

No/No/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

4,250

5,350

6,999

7,750

8,250

10,999

11,999

MODELS

Price in Rs.

NA No/No/Yes

PARAMETERS Model

FLY F8S

NEW

HCL

KARBONN

U2

V1

Y3

ME G1

Smart Tab 2

Smart Tab 8

Dimension (mm)

198 x 155 x 9.6

NA

NA

NA

238 X 186 X 11

NA

NA

Weight (grams)

NA

NA

NA

NA

570

NA

NA

NA/NA

NA

NA

NA

NA/NA

7/NA

NA/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

NA/8.0

16million/7.0

16million/7.0

16million/7.0

NA/9.7

16million/7.0

16million/8.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

4GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

8GB/32GB

1GB/32GB

1.5GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

4GB/32GBp

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

3.2/No/Yes

VGA/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

3.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

NA

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

NA

Dual Band/No

Dual Band/GSM+GSM

-

-

-

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

GPRS/EDGE/3G

Yes/Yes/Yes

No/No/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

NA/NA/Yes

No/No/Yes

No/No/Yes

Operating System

Android v4.1

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Android OS, v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.1

Android v4.1

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

80

NR

NR

NR

80

NR

NR

12,500

5,999

7,999

11,999

14,999

5,990

6,990

Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

90 MYMOBILE MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013


MODELS PARAMETERS Model

KARBONN

MICROMAX

RAGE

Smart Cosmic

Infinity P275

Funbook

OPT400 Laptab

Galaxy Tab2 311

Galaxy Tab2 310

NA

192 x 122 x 10.5

122 x 192 x 10

119.5 x 193.5 x 11.5

241 x 185 x 9.8

193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5

193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5

Weight (grams)

NA

360

360

370

400

345

345

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Funbook P600

SAMSUNG

Dimension (mm)

NEW

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

10/224

5/ 150

NA/1070

30/NA

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16 million/9.7

16.7million/7.0

NA/7.0

16 million/7.0

NA/9.7

16million/7.0

16million/7.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

1.5GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

1GB/ 32GB

8GB/32GB

16GB/32GB

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

No/Yes

No/Yes

No/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

2.0MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/No

0.3/No/NA

2.0MP/No/Yes

2MP/No/Yes

3.0MP/No/Yes

3.15MP/No/Yesz

Phonebook Capacity

Shared

NA

Shared

Shared

-

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

No/No/Yes

-

-

Dual Band/No

-

-

Quad Band/No

GPRS/EDGE/3G

No/No/Yes

No/No/Yes

No/No/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

-

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Android v4.1

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Androi v4.1

Android v4.0

Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

NR

NR

82

NR

NR

NR

80

9,990

4,500

5,850

9,499

14,999

12,500

16,000

MODELS

Price in Rs.

Yes/No Bar/Yes/No

SAMSUNG

PARAMETERS Model

SIMMTRONICS

Samsung Galaxy Note Galaxy Note10.1N800 510 NEW

X720

XPAD X722

NEW

SPICE

X1010

X801

Stellar Pad Mi 1010

Dimension (mm)

210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95

262 x 180 x 8.9

117 x 193 x 11.6

NA

10.5 x 165 x 263

162 x 212 x 12.8

NA

Weight (grams)

345

600

332

335

610

500

NA

NA/NA

NA/NA

NA

5/NA

NA

NA

NA/384

Screen (colours)/Size (inch)

16million/8.0

16million/10.1

16 million/7.0

262144/7.0

16 million/ 10.1

16 million/ 8.0

16million/10.0

Inbuilt/Expandable memory

16GB/64GB

8GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

4GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

8GB/32GB

16GB/32GB

Yes/Yes

NA/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/Yes

No/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Camera/Flash/Video

5.0MP/No/Yes

5.0MP/No/Yes

0.3 MP/No/Yes

2.0MP/No/Yes

0.3/No/Yes

2.0 MP/No/Yes

3.0MP/No/Yes

Phonebook Capacity

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Shared

Shared

Frequency/Dual SIM

Quad Band/No

Quad Band/No

NA/No

Quad Band/No

NA/No

NA/No

NA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA,HSUPA

Yes/Yes/HSDPA

No/No/Yes

Yes/Yes/Yes

No/No/Yes

Yes/No/Yes

No/No/Yes

Android v4.1

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v 4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.0

Android v4.1

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/Yes

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/No

Bar/Yes/Yes

Bar/No/Yes

NR

80

NR

78

76

NR

NR

31,500

35,75 0

3,999

5,999

8,449

8,499

12,999

Talktime/Standby (hours)

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

GPRS/EDGE/3G Operating System Music Player/FM Radio Form Factor/T.Screen/QWERTY Burn test Rating

Price in Rs.

MAY 15 to JUN 14 2013 MYMOBILE 91


consumer forum Complaint 1

Complaint 3

I purchased a Nokia C1–01 recently. I faced some issues related to the handset. I visited a Nokia Care center as my handset was under warranty to get the issue checked. I was informed that it was because of liquid log. They asked for the purchase bill and after cross-checking told me that the warranty period is followed from date of manufacturing and not of sale, and they cannot provide the warranty service according to the purchase bill. As per their advice, I e-mailed Nokia a scanned copy of the purchase bill. After that, I received a reply saying that we are not authorised to update the device warranty as per proof of purchase. Now this is something I was not informed of while purchasing. Could you please look into the matter? -Swarup Barua Nokia’s response The issue has been resolved. Thank you for reaching out to us.

I bought a Sony Xperia Tipo phone in January 2013. Initially, the phone had some issues with voice quality coming from the earpiece. When I took my phone to the Sony service centre, they offered me random solutions

Complaint 2 Recently, the telecom operator Aircel started off a new recharge scheme initiative called "Extra Talk Time with CSK". Under this scheme, subscribers would get full talk time on a recharge of Rs. 164. And extra talk time if Chennai Super Kings scored over 164 runs in an IPL match. I recharged my number with RS 164 to leverage the offer. But it was really sad that despite CSK scoring more than 164 twice in the IPL, I never got any extra talk time. In fact, I recharged my number twice with Rs 164 as one of your customer representatives advised me but yet again I never got the extra talk time. When I called customer care they informed me that the offer was valid for the first ten days only. But I have a mail from the Aircel team where nothing of this sort has been written. Please kindly look into the matter. And I would appreciate a quick response from Aircel or else I will be heading to the Consumer Court. -Sachin Yadav Aircel’s response Awaited

up. I have been harassed enough. Please take up this issue. -Rajan Sony’s response Awaited

Complaint 4 I had taken a 3G data card from Airtel in the month of October 2012. Later I placed a request to stop the service and cancel the connection in December. They didn't do this, claiming that my bills had not been cleared. Later, after a lot of argument, I cleared the payment in the month of January as a final settlement. I have the mails as well with me. But surprisingly, the bills have again started to reach my doorstep. And this month, I am again getting recovery calls for Rs 2000. This is very ridiculous. Why should I keep paying for what I am not using? Please look into the matter. -Suraj Airtel’s response Thank you for reaching out to us. We will first check the details and then get back to you.

Complaint 5 that never fixed the real issue. They even updated the phone's OS, claimed to have changed the earpiece of the phone (for which they did not create any job sheet). Finally, when none of these things worked, they told me that the motherboard of this two-month old phone needs to be replaced. The phone was at the service center for another 10-15 days and when they handed me my phone, its panel had numerous scratches and on top of that, the voice problem persisted. The people at service center do not seem to be taking the issue seriously, even after a lot of following

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I was using a Nokia Asha 201 and some time ago, I faced some issues in the handset. So, I took it to the nearest Nokia customer care to fix it. They resolved the issue but very shortly I again had some difficulty in the handset. This time when I took the phone to the centre they told me that the phone requires an update. While in the process of update my phone died. Now the customer care people are not ready to resolve or even entertain the issue. Please look into the matter. -Vikas Nokia’s response Sorry to hear about your

experience. Please provide us with the following details- your contact number, your location and device’s IMEI number.

Complaint 6 I have been using a postpaid Vodafone number for the last 8-9 years. My usual invoice comes between Rs 150-250 per month. In the month of April, 2013 I received a bill of Rs 2,630. I immediately contacted the local Vodafone customer care to resolve the issue and I was assured that they would look into the matter. But soon I started getting calls for the payment of the due amount. I also got a mail from the company claiming that the amount has been charged due to excessive use of data on my number, which surprised me as I used the data services for only accessing my mails. The amount could not have been this much as I know the tariff rates of the Internet services. I have also written to the Nodal officer of the zone and he has assured a resolution soon. I request you to please look into the matter. -A.K Gupta, Vodafone’s response This is to inform you that Vodafone Live and Vodafone Mobile Connect are pre-activated SIM based services. If any usage is done from said services, it will be charged as per standard rate charges of 10ps/10kb. We will still recheck the details and get back to you. n

Are you being harassed by a Telco that doesn’t hear your plea? Email your issues to consumer-forum@my mobile.co.in and we will take up your cause with the concerned company. Kindly mention your contact number at the end of the Email so that we can get in touch with you. Whenever possible, also provide us complete details of the correspondence with the Telco.


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Talk Windows Phone 8 phablet in the works

Although Windows Phone 8 has not exactly set the mobile world on fire since its launch last year, manufacturers are still betting on it. And as per one of the rumours we have heard, the likes of Samsung and HTC are actually looking at the option of making a Windows Phone 8-based 5.5-inch ‘phablet,’ complete with handwriting support and styluses. Evidently the devices are being targeted at enterprises, and will come with no cameras. Digital notepads, anyone?

A social network phone

Imagine a phone with a row of keys dedicated to social networks? Well, we have seen a prototype of the same from a very notable phone manufacturer (no, we cannot name them). A full QWERTY device with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, the device allows users to share content with their favourite social networks and comes with dedicated buttons for Flickr, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIN, and runs on a very tweaked version of Android, which the manufacturer claims to have developed mainly for the device. The biggest attraction of the phone, which will also have a 5.0-megapixel

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autofocus camera, will be its price, which is expected to be sub-Rs 10,000 and its funky design. No, we do not know when it will hit the market but we are hoping it is soon.

Windows and Windows Phone 8...on one device

All right, this one has really grabbed our attention. One of our sources claims that Microsoft is working in close collaboration with a few manufacturers to come out with a hybrid device which can work both as a phone and a tablet. Does not sound special? Well, then consider the fact that it actually uses Windows Phone 8 when in phone mode and Windows 8 when in tablet mode. In essence, this means a user gets the best of both worlds in one device. However, the device will not be a dual booting one - we hear that both OSes will run simultaneously on it, switching as per the user’s need. Honestly, it sounds crazily utopian. Even more honestly, we sure hope it is true and arriving in the market this year.

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A Nexus console?

We have seen the Nexus brandname on tablets and phones. And now it seems that we could well be seeing it on a gaming console. If our sources are to be believed and we would not scoff at them, really Google is working on an Apple TV-like box device that can be connected to a larger display. Only the accent is not going to be on getting an Android experience on a larger display, but on gaming in general, and multiplayer gaming in particular. We believe the Nexus Box (as some are referring to it) will come with an octa core graphics processor and will also have special features built in to accommodate multiplayer gaming, like playing a game while on a Google+ Hangout. Yes, we must confess to being more than a little curious.

The iWatch cometh

There have been whispers about it for a while but indications are increasing that Apple might indeed be working on some kind of smart device that can double up as a wristwatch. What, however, is less clear is whether this is going to be a stand-alone device in its own right or an accessory that will work alongside an existing iOS device (like Sony’s Smartwatch). There’s even a branch of thought that believes that the iWatch will actually be another variant of the iPod nano, and will have no data connectivity. n  team@mymobile.co.in


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Ten Things You Might Not Know Paul S. Otellini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Intel About...

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His roots are distinctly humble. His father was a butcher. When Paul was named Intel’s Chief Executive in 2005, he became the company’s first CEO without training as an engineer. How many CEOs exhort their employees to go out and vote? Otellini did in 2008 in a video.

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Unlike many CEOs who tend to be diplomatic in matters political, Otellini has been known to speak his mind. In 2010, he discussed how the current administration was failing to create jobs and rescue the U.S. economy.

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In an interview, he confessed that he uses a ThinkPad for work and a MacBook Pro for his personal life, including his personal photos and music.

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He may be the boss at Intel but Paul is involved in other companies too. He serves on the board of directors of Google and is also on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

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He has overseen some tumultous times at Intel. In the year 2006, he had to lay-off nearly 10,500 employees which later in 2008 resulted in the company’s downsizing by about 10 per cent.

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Since joining Intel in 1974, he has managed several Intel businesses, including the company’s PC and server microprocessor division and the global sales and marketing organization.

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Paul Otellini is a California man. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco.

By the time you read this, Otellini would have stepped down as CEO from the company. He announced his retirement a few months ago, ending an association that spanned almost forty years. He will be succeeded by Brian Krzanich.

*Disclaimer: The information has been collected from the public domain and not from an interview with Paul S. Otellini.


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Is Your Computer Being Held to Ransom?

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ith more than half of the Indian population (56%) not recognising the risk of cybercrime or how to protect themselves online, India is a lucrative market for cybercriminals. According to the Norton Cybercrime Report 2012, in India 80 online adults fall prey to cybercrime every minute and a staggering amount of $8 billion has been lost to cybercrime in the past twelve months. While awareness towards spam, phishing, smishing, etc., is increasing, more sophisticated forms of malware are being designed with a stronger agenda to take over identities, information and wealth from not only individuals but also organizations.

This is a PC stick up! Ransomware is a type of malicious software that disables the functionality of a computer and demands a ransom in order to restore the computer to its original state. In other words, it’s a cyber-version of kidnapping for money. The scam has evolved over time, using various techniques to disable a computer. The most recent evolution locks the computer display and does not allow the user to access any programs. The computer then displays a message that claims to be from a branch of local law enforcement. Messages are usually something along the lines of “You have browsed illicit materials and must pay a fine.” Law enforcement logos are used to give the message an air of authenticity. Ransomware is increasingly becoming a global concern as it not only causes financial losses but also takes control of data. While it has been in existence since 2009, it has now become a global problem, spreading first throughout Europe and, in more recent months, has begun targeting users in North America and other markets like India.

Ransomware uses various channels to attack users and not so long back, Skype users in India fell victim to it. With at least 16 different versions of ransomware identified over the past two years, Internet users are more likely to fall prey to it. Interestingly, each version is not an ‘upgrade’ from a previous version, but rather a unique variant, developed by competing criminal gangs. These gangs have independently developed, or bought, their own different versions of ransomware.

Pay-up! With as many as 2.9 per cent of compromised users paying out, expanding into distribution of ransomware is a profitable exercise. More often than not, a lot of individuals do pay up either because they believe the message or because the nature of the message may be

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Steps to secure yourself from Ransomware: n Have security software installed and

most importantly up to date with a current subscription. Remember with the thousands of new malware variants running every day, having a set of old virus definitions is almost as bad as having no protection. n Make sure all the software on your system is up to date. This includes the operating system, the browser and all of the plug-ins that a modern browser typically uses. One of the most common infection vectors is a malicious exploit that leverage a software vulnerability. Keeping software up to date helps minimize the likelihood that your system has an exposed vulnerability. n Make sure you are leveraging the full set of protection features delivered in your security product. Symantec and Norton products include five distinct layers of protection: Network (Intrusion Prevention), File (traditional AntiVirus, Reputation (Insight), Behavioral (SONAR) and Repair (ERASER and Norton Power Eraser). embarrassing to some – encouraging them to get rid of it at any cost. An investigation into one of the smaller players in this scam identified 68,000 compromised computers in just one month, which could have resulted in a fraudster obtaining up to $400,000. A larger gang, using malware called Reveton (Trojan. Ransomlock.G), was detected attempting to infect 500,000 computers over a period of 18 days. Given the number of different gangs operating ransomware scams, a conservative estimate is that over five million dollars a year is being extorted from victims. The real number is, however, likely to be much higher.

Better Safe Than Sorry Once hit by ransomware, infected users should not pay the ransom as there is no guarantee that the attackers will unlock the machine after payment. There are steps on the Symantec website to help recover infected machines, but the best defense against this rapidly evolving threat is a good offense. Users should keep their computers, including their operating systems and applications, up-to-date with the latest updates from manufacturers. n -Ritesh Chopra, Country Sales Manager, India & SAARC, Norton by Symantec (Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the stance of the magazine)


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