Micromax Canvas Blaze HD EG116 Dual SIM (GSM + CDMA) @ Rs.16000

Price , Features , Specifications : Micromax Canvas Blaze HD EG116, the company’s latest dual SIM (GSM + CDMA) smartphone is now available from official Micromax eStore. It appeared on official website last week, and has a 5-inch HD display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Micromax Canvas Blaze HD EG116

It packs 1GB of RAM,  2000 mAh battery and comes pre-loaded with Opera browser, spuul and Hike Messenger.

Micromax Canvas Blaze HD EG116 specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) touch screen IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8625Q processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM)
  • 8MP auto focus camera with LED Flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 3G (EVDO Rev.A /HSDPA), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB
  • 2000 mAh battery

The Micromax Canvas Blaze HD EG116 comes in White color and is priced at Rs. 16,000. It is expected to launch official on MTS later this month.

Micromax E116 Canvas Blaze HD Price :

Price and Availability of this smart phone is Rs 16,000 on the online website but we will keep you updated with the latest news. It specs are quite similar to the recently released Canvas Duet 2 and just like canvas duet it uses both CDMA and GSM SIM.

Available On Flipkart @ Rs. 14863 , Buy Now !

Source : FA

Apple iPad Air 2 - iPad Mini 3 Launched In India

NEW DELHI : Apple has finally launched its iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets in the Indian market. The tablets had gone up for pre-orders in the country on e-commerce websites earlier this weekThe biggest company in the world, Apple had unveiled the two globally at an event in late October.

Apple iPad Air 2 - iPad Mini 3 Launched In India

Apple iPad Air 2
Photo Credit : MobilArena

Below are the prices of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in India :

iPad Air 2
iPad mini 3
16GB Wi-Fi
Rs 35,900
Rs 28,900
16GB Wi-Fi + 3G
Rs 45,900
Rs 38,900
64GB Wi-Fi
Rs 42,900
Rs 35,900
64GB Wi-Fi + 3G
Rs 52,900
Rs 35,900
128GB Wi-Fi
Rs 49,900
Rs 42,900
128GB Wi-Fi + 3G
Rs 59,900
Rs 52,900

iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner than its predecessor and measures just 6.1mm. The screen size remains constant at 9.7-inch, but now boasts of anti-reflective laminated coating that reduces glare by over half.

Weighing less than half a kilogram, iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast. iPad Air 2 also has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor button and gold colour option, which were introduced in iPhone 5S last year.

Apple iPad Air 2 - iPad Mini 3 Specs :

The world's thinnest tablet, iPad Air 2 is powered by a specially-designed A8X chip with second-generation 64-bit architecture and 40% faster CPU. It is an improved variation of the A8 chip used in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by Apple. iPad Air 2 also has an M8 motion co-processor, just like the iPhone 6.

The camera too has got an upgrade. The new iPad Air 2 sports an 8MP iSight camera (instead of 5MP in earlier version) with f/2.4 aperture and an improved front-facing 1.2MP Facetime HD camera. The rear camera can shoot 1080p and slow motion video. The new iSight camera's image signal processor has been designed by Apple itself.

Despite the upgraded microprocessor, faster Wi-Fi (with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology) and broader LTE wireless support, iPad Air 2 will have a 10-hour battery life, same as in the earlier iPad Air.

While iPad Air 2 comes with such improvements over its predecessor, the new iPad mini 3 has not seen many upgrades. In fact, it is essentially the same as iPad mini 2 barring the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and gold colour option.

With the launch of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, the prices of last year's two Apple tablets have come down in India.

Source : TOI

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review , Specs , Features & Price

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (8.0)

Price: Rs 20,990

Rating: 4.5

Specs: 1.86Ghz quad core Intel Atom, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage + microSD ( up to 64GB), 8-inch IPS LCD (1200 x 1920), SIM card with 3G/4G and calling, 8MP rear + 1.6Mp front cam, WiFi, BT 4.0, GPS, USB host, 6,400mAh battery, 429 grams.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review

Pros: Great design and build quality, excellent full HD screen, innovative new kickstand (can hang on wall), stellar performance & battery life, loud stereo speakers.

Cons: Only works with Lenovo supplied flip case (because of kickstand), limited after market accessory support.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review , Specs , Price :

The second iteration of Lenovo's 8-inch Yoga tablet offers much of the same but with a few key improvements. It has a higher resolution screen (1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 800 before), improved camera with a higher resolution sensor, better performance with a shift to a faster quad core Intel Atom processor and a slightly larger battery.

It still offers terrific build quality, 3G and calling with a built in SIM slot, expandable memory and the unique shape. There are multiple benefits to the shape. Firstly, the rounded edge holds a large, cylindrical battery which provides up to 18 hours of battery life. You can hold it in your left or right hand: the rounded shape provides a firm & comfortable grip, like a magazine that's been folded over. Finally, it's an ideal shape to house a kickstand. As before, the kickstand can make it stand upright and prop it on a table - but the addition of a small eyelet means that you can now also hang the tablet on a flat surface without any additional hardware - pretty neat!

Gadget Review: Build quality & performance make Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 impressive

The new screen is a delight - the higher resolution and more vibrant colours make the screen stand out. It's a definite improvement and makes using the device a lot more fun. In addition the Dolby front stereo speakers are really loud - obviously, the speakers are larger than conventional tablets plus have more room, thanks to the large kickstand. Many people prefer stock Android, but the Lenovo custom UI is pretty and takes advantage of the larger screen without presenting any lag. Performance from the quad core Atom processor is strong and it tackles any type of multimedia and heavy games with ease.

Gadget Review: Build quality & performance make Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 impressive

The 18-hour battery life is a theoretical maximum, but you should be able to get about 15 hours of continuous use, which is a lot (and more than any iPad). Battery life drops with continuous video but still tops out at about 12 hours. Overall, there's very little to find fault with, except camera performance. The new 8MP rear camera is an improvement but much of that is seen with daylight photos. Photos taken indoors and in low light still have noise. There's still a lot going for the device and the price is spot on! A close competitor is the Galaxy Tab S (8.4) which may have some similar features, but is priced a lot higher (Rs 37,600). This price for the kind of build quality, performance and 4G support that the Yoga 2 offers makes it great value.

Price: Rs 37,600

Specs: 8.4-inch super amoled (2560 x 1600), Octa core Exynos processor, 3GG RAM, 16GB + microSD (up to 128GB), fingerprint sensor, 8MP rear + 2.1MP front cam, WiFi, BT 4.0, GPS, 4,900mAh battery, 298 grams.

Asus PadFone Mini - Review , Specifications & Features [First Impressions]

Asus PadFone Mini - Review , Specifications & Features [First Impressions] : Asus's PadFone devices are as unconventional as a gadget gets in the smartphone business. It is basically a small smartphone that can be placed in a tablet dock, which then relays whatever is running on the smartphone's screen on the larger screen of the tablet. It is aimed at those who want a big-screen device to read ebooks, surf the web and watch videos but don't want to carry it around all the time.

Asus PadFone Mini - Review , Specifications & Features

Asus PadFone Mini - Review , Specifications & Features

Asus PadFone Mini - First Impressions :

The Taiwanese company is set to launch a new iteration of the PadFone in India at the price of Rs 15,999. Having used the device, named PadFone mini, for a few days, we bring our two cents on what it offers to the average user...

Design :

The Asus PadFone is composed of two separate pieces — a smartphone unit and a tablet dock. The smartphone is as conventional as they come; in fact, it is almost the same as ZenFone 4 in terms of features and design. What's different is that it has a docking point at the bottom, so that data can be relayed from the smartphone to the tablet part.

The smartphone is pretty compact to hold and has the same metallic strip with concentric semicircles at the bottom that we have seen in the ZenFone range. The Home, Back and Task Switcher keys are below the screen and not backlit; the loudspeaker is positioned next to the rear camera. The metallic power and volume keys look good and feel nice to the touch. The plastic back is not slippery, so you won't find yourself dropping it too often.

The tablet dock, officially called the PadFone Station, is a 7-inch slate that is devoid of basic features like front and rear cameras, loudspeaker, earphone jack etc. For all these, PadFone mini relies on the smartphone. What the PadFone Station does have is a battery pack, microUSB port, power and volume keys and the usual host of sensors.

Asus has cut some corners in designing the tablet, dumping the metal in favour of plastic. Gone too are the soft keys that the smartphone has; instead, you get on-screen keys. Similarly, the power and volume buttons are made of plastic and there is not even a hint of metal on the dock, except the small strip on the back that says Asus and PadFone Station. Wielding the PadFone mini in one hand is a little cumbersome due to the bulge on the back.

The differences in the design languages of the smartphone and tablet portions make it seem as if Asus has just strapped together two separate devices instead of making a product that is more cohesive.

Hardware and software :

The PadFone mini smartphone unit has a 4-inch 480x800p IPS screen, dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage (with additional microSD support). It has battery of 1,700mAh capacity; 8MP and 1.9MP rear and front cameras; and dual sim support. The tablet part only has a 2,100mAh battery and 7-inch HD (800x1280p) IPS display.

On the software side, PadFone mini runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system with Asus's Zen UI on top. We have previously used this custom software on Asus ZenFone 5 and quite liked the features it offers.

Using the PadFone mini :

PadFone mini is pretty simple to use — just place the smartphone unit in the dock and the tablet portion will detect it in a couple of seconds. But be sure to place it securely as we did not push the smartphone in the dock firmly and did not realize the mistake due to the rather tight fit. If you want to take out the smartphone, you need to give a firm tug.

The device lets you know when the smartphone has been docked/removed via a vibration on both units; there is a small notification light in the power button of the tablet blinks for a few seconds to let the user know when the smartphone has been docked.

Once the smartphone is docked, the tablet will be able to open most of the apps that you downloaded on the phone. However, there are a few apps that will not be opened, such as Hangouts and Skype as these require a front camera, which is missing in the tablet portion.

The downloaded apps that you open on the tablet need to be put into a list, called Dynamic View, in order to be opened on both smartphone and tablet. We were able to run all common Android apps in smartphone as well as tablet modes. As it supports voice calls, you will be able to talk on the tablet.

PadFone mini gives you the liberty to keep separate layouts for both tablet and smartphone. For example, you can keep the video player app on the home screen in tablet mode, while the smartphone unit can have Skype on its home screen.

In terms of performance, Asus PadFone mini is not the best device around. It is fast enough, but not the fastest, when it comes to opening and switching between apps as well as running games. Due to just 1GB RAM, a couple of heavy games even crashed while we were using the tablet, which is now seen in only a few other phones in this price range.

The smartphone unit's display is bright, has good viewing angles and decent colour saturation. The tablet's screen is similar on most counts, but the colours lack the desired punch. You can notice a little pixilation if you stare hard enough, otherwise the screen masks over the pixels despite less than desired resolution.

One thing that we are extremely disappointed with is the battery life. Though we have not had enough time to spend with PadFone mini, whatever we have seen in terms of battery capacity has let us down. The smartphone lasts only a little more than half a day with moderate usage; when used in conjunction, the tablet and smartphone still last less than a standard work day.

The camera of PadFone mini is decent, but the lack of rear flash makes it another letdown. The photos appear pretty nice, but zooming in shows that it fails to capture sufficient details; noise is noticeable in the dark areas. The PixelMaster camera technologies have been woven into the PadFone mini, so you get these photography modes:

Verdict :

Asus isn't targeting the mainstream buyer with PadFone mini; instead, it is looking at the niche consumer who wants the convenience of two devices rolled into one. We have our reservations about PadFone mini, such as the rather low screen resolution, poor battery life and chunky build. Plus the overall performance is good enough, but you can get much better performance if you add a couple thousand rupees more.

Then there's a rather big problem for Asus: its own ZenFone 6 (which has much better features and a 6-inch screen) costs nearly the same as PadFone mini, and we wholeheartedly would recommend the former.

Nevertheless, if you are serious about buying a device that can be used as a smartphone as a voice calling tablet, then PadFone mini is a safe (and the only) bet.
Source : TOI

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (Version) Launched In India @ Rs 9,999

New Delhi: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (Version) Launched In India @ Rs 9,999 : World's third largest smartphone vendor Xiaomi is keen on investing in start-ups in India and is scouting for opportunities in Bangalore and Delhi-NCR as it looks to add new features and services to its products. "Innovation is the key at Xiaomi. We want to build an ecosystem of innovation and for that we are looking at investing in start-ups," Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra told PTI. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (Version) Price :

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (Version)

The focus is on mobile and apps that can be incorporated to enhance the product experience, he added. "The start-up ecosystem here is very vibrant. People are coming back and doing a lot of interesting things around technology, and we want to bring that to the people. In that sense, we are venture capitalists. But its more than just investment," he said. Barra said globally, Xiaomi invests anything from USD 100,000 to millions of dollars on funding innovative firms. Xiaomi recently made a USD 300 million investment in online video provider iQiyi, besides buying stake in China's largest video streaming site Youku Tudou.
The company, which started operations in the country earlier this year, today launched its third device in India - the Redmi Note. The device will have two variants - one with 4G capability (single SIM) and the other without (dual SIM) - priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 8,999 respectively.
The 4G variant has been launched with Airtel. Under the partnership, consumers would be able to book the device through Airtel's website and buy the device from 100 Airtel stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai, along with eCommerce portal, Flipkart.
Till now, Xiaomi has sold an estimated 800,000 devices of Redmi 1S and Mi3 through its exclusive partnership with Flipkart.
Registration for the 3G version of Redmi Note will begin on Flipkart on November 25 at 6 pm, with the sale starting at 2 pm on December 2, 2014. The 4G version will be available in the latter part of December.
The Redmi Note features a 5.5-inch screen, 1.7 GHz octa- core MediaTek processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory (expandable up to 32GB), 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera and 3,100 mAh lithium-polymer battery.
The Redmi Note 4G has 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and supports both TDD and FDD versions of 4G services.
"We have received tremendous response in the short time that we have been here. We are very excited to launch the much awaited Redmi Note. Our fans will also have easier access to our products from Airtel's flagship stores," Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain said. He added that he was hopeful of hitting the one-million- unit sales from India with the launch of Redmi Note.
Source :IBNLive

Nokia Lumia 830 Full Review , Specifications & Price

Nokia Lumia 830 Full Review , Specifications & Price In India : Microsoft launched its ‘affordable flagship’ Nokia Lumia 830 Window Phone 8.1 smartphone in October. One look at this smartphone, and you will get a feeling that the device promises quality. But then is it enough to grab the attention of buyers who are bored with Android and can’t afford iOS? We check out. Or If You Are Searching For Android Phones Then You Can Go For Samsung Galaxy S5 And We Have a New Elegant Smartphone From Samsung Which Is Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Nokia Lumia 830 Review , Specifications & Price

Nokia Lumia 830 Full Review , Specifications & Price

Specs: 5-inch 1280 x 720 pixels display | Windows Phone 8.1 OS | 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor | 1 GB RAM | 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB | 10 MP PureView camera, 0.9 MP HD front camera | 2200 mAh battery
Price: Rs 28,799
Design: The phone is great to hold, but like the Lumia 830 is similar in looks to most of the latest Windows smartphones. However, Microsoft has given a premium feel by adding a metal rim and polycarbonate back cover. At the back, you will find the big round camera module which is bordered by a slightly raised cut-out on the back cover, as if hinting that the device is focused on its camera. Overall, the build quality is superb and offers good grip.
Display: Microsoft calls it the ‘affordable flagship’ but it does not have all flagship features. For instance, the display is not Full HD.  But then I did not have much to complain as it delivered some stunning results. The 5-inch display offers a resolution of 1,280×720 pixels at a density of 226ppi, which while not great on paper leaves you satisfied. The viewing angles are good and the ClearBlack filter did a good job by offering decent outdoor visibility. Overall, you will like the display.
Performance: As I promised, I will not mention the hardware specs here. From a user’s perspective, I did not witness any lags.  However, the phone heated up like crazy when I was shooting down zombies in the Dead Target game. Doing routine stuff was pretty smooth and the phone is quite responsive. In general, the apps loaded quickly, but the camera took a while to open. I really liked the sound quality and liked watching videos on the phone. The overall multimedia experience is good. Now, if all this is achieved by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM, I am happy with it. And yes, Cortana is not available in India yet, so, don’t curse it.
Camera: I am not wasting time writing how good the camera is. I tried it in almost all regular light conditions, and the PureView camera did not disappoint me at all. It’s a 10 MP camera, but don’t go for the mega pixels only. The PureView camera with Zeiss optics, optical image stabilisation and a dedicated button will make you feel like that you are using a digicam.
Connectivity: The phone offers NFC along with regular connectivity features. I did not witness any issues with connectivity.
Battery: The good part of not having a jaw-dropping spec sheet is getting decent battery life. The 2,200 mAh battery will easily last a day.
Verdict: This is one of the better Windows Phone devices, but I simply cannot agree with Microsoft calling it an ‘affordable flagship’ by just giving a PureView camera at Rs 28,799. For those bored Android users out there, the Nokia Lumia 830 might offer a good break only if you are dying to get a PureView camera. For those who are already using a Windows Phone, this is a good upgrade. However, I found the price to be bit on the higher side and I cannot term this as an affordable handset. Blame Android.
Source : Indian Exp

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications , Price In India - Review

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications , Price In India - Review : The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has come at a very good time. Given that Samsung is obviously feeling the pressure due to the impending iPhone 6, launching a phone that has design chops that would impress even the most seasoned Apple fan was a shrewd move by the company.

I managed to get my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha at IFA 2014 and was smitten by its look and feel. The entire design of the handset is punctuated by premium. The chassis is super slim and the metal frame is similar to that on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which means we may see even more devices from Samsung with this type of design.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications

In the hand it feels wafer thin. Its specs show that at just 6.7mm thin the Galaxy Alpha beating both the Samsung Galaxy S5 (8.1mm) and iPhone 5S (7.6mm) with room to spare.

Design and layout

But it isn't thin enough to feel brittle. The metal frame makes sure that it is sturdy enough with absolutely no flex when using it. The only let down is that Samsung has kept the polycarbonate back.
Galaxy Alpha
I would have loved to have seen an all-metal unibody chassis, rather than just around the rim but it doesn't do much to dent the 'wow' factor the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has. And it would have made the phone heavier than its current featherlight 115g weight.
Having the same back as the Samsung Galaxy S5 does mean that it is removable. Surprisingly this doesn't mean there is a MicroSD card slot, though. So you will have to just stick with the 32GB of on board storage.
I think the reason I like the design so much is because it reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy S2, which is a handset Samsung has yet to really top.
Those who are familiar with Samsung phones will also be familiar with the Alpha's button layout. It's the same as the Galaxy S5, with the lozenge shaped home button centred on the bottom of the device, flanked by the tab and back hotkeys.


The premium look of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is unfortunately not matched when it comes to the screen. Samsung has decided to put a 720p screen on the device which is a bit of a disappointment.
There's a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen on board and boasts a resolution of 1280 x 720.
This is significantly lower than what is found on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5S. But as it is Super AMOLED at least colours ping like they should.


But while I felt a little let down with the screen, power performance on the Galaxy Alpha is a real treat. Screen swipes zip at a quick pace and jumping between apps using the tab hotkey was effortless. This is all thanks to the 2.5GHz quad-core chip.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha hands on
When the Samsung Galaxy Alpha launches in Asia, it will come with an octa-core chip. This means it will be blisteringly fast, given the quad-core version glides like a knife through butter.
Although I didn't try out any games on the Galaxy Alpha, it does have 2GB of RAM so I don't expect you will run into any problems when using the phone for some downtime.
I did have some time with the camera and the results are impressive. On board there is a 12MP camera on the rear and a 2.1MP one on the front - which is better than the Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha hands on
The clarity in the images taken was superb and like the S5 you can have a shortcut to the camera straight from the lockscreen.
All the modes you expect from Samsung's camera are on board, including HDR, Dual Camera, Beauty Face and Panorama. And you can also shoot 4K video to playback on any compatible television.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha hands on
In fact, all the software quirks you find on the S5, you will also find on the Galaxy Alpha. It has the same TouchWiz interface on board, as well Android 4.4.
I have never been fully behind TouchWiz but it wasn't a surprise that this was on board. Though it would be great to have a vanilla Android version of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha - an OS as clean as its design would certainly levitate the phone in my eyes.

Early verdict

After a short time with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, it has to be said that there is a lot to like about the device. If you can forgive its screen shortcomings and the lack of expandable memory, what you are left with is a beautifully designed phone that is up there with the likes of the HTC One (M8) and the iPhone 5S.
It's a handset that proves Samsung is pushing the boat out when it comes to style. It's design flourishes have a lot in common with the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which points to more design flourishes to come in future handsets.
Source : TechRadar