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Galaxy S4, HTC One X+ or Xperia Z – Which Smartphone to buy this Summer?

Previously in our blog, we gave a short roundup of a number of android TV that were exhibited in CES 2013. This blog will let you know about top three android smartphones of 2013 to buy this summer.

In the endless race of Smartphones, all leading companies including Samsung, Sony and HTC are putting in extra efforts to cope up with the cut-throat competition. With the arrival of Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z and HTC One X+, a buzz is created among the countless Smartphone users worldwide.

However, there are many innovative features these companies have introduced in these smartphones. Let’s have a sharp comparison of those below.

HTC One X+:

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Last year, HTC launched One X, that got impressive worldwide response and they decided to upgrade it. Following up with that, they introduced HTC One X+ with many added features in the later part of 2012.

Hardware:

With its quad core processor that suits best for smooth operations and gaming, HTC One X+ is preferred by those having gaming passion. It comes with a 4.7-inch Super LCD display, 64GB of storage, NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and 2100 mAh battery.

Software:

The HTC One X+ comes with the updated version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that includes HTC Sense 4+ UI running on top, making it stand alone in this capacity.

Camera:

This smartphone has an 8MP camera and 1.6MP front-facing shooter. Its rear facing function is capable of 1080p full HD video and image tricks.


SAMSUNG Galaxy S4:

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When it comes to adapting the latest technologies, Samsung has always outrun others. It has now come up with the sequel of Galaxy S3 named as Galaxy S4.

Hardware:

Galaxy S4 has a 1.9GHz quad core processor with an enticing 5-inch note like Full HD AMOLED (1920 x 1080). Its 441ppi enhances clarity especially when one wants to have a Group Video call. It comes in three different built in memory capacities including 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. However, 16 and 32GB modles are expandable up to 64GB with microSD slot.

Software:

Equipped with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly bean), Galaxy S4 has the capability to multi task, bringing an operational smoothness which is a plus for gamers.

Camera:

Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel camera that offers drama shot, 360 photo, dual shot, panorama view, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and much more.

Sony Xperia Z:

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Then comes the last, the Xperia Z which is considered as the best smartphone produced by Sony till date. Along with its sleek and beautiful design; Xperia Z’s all-around tremendous performance  has pushed it in the list of top smartphones of 2013.  It comes with water resistance feature that makes it stand alone among all leading smartphones.

Hardware:

This wonderful gadget comes with a quad core processer powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor that enables the phone to work fast without reducing the battery life. Its 5-inch full-HD display coupled with 443ppi enables it to produce incredible clarity. It provides 16GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB.

Software:

Powered by Google android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) software, Xperia Z walks in line with its competitors. Just like Galaxy S4, Xperia Z also offers a smooth operational performance.

Camera:

Xperia Z comes with a 13 megapixel Exmor RS camera enriched with flash and Auto Focus options. Having a 2MP front facing camera with 1080p resolution makes it the best smartphone from Sony.

We have provided you brief yet comprehensive information about HTC One X+, Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z. Now it is up to you to decide your android phone for this summer. :-)

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Smartphones at New Year’s Eve: More Texting, Less Calling

Smartphones usage in 2013No matter how you plan to celebrate this New Year’s Eve, if you have a smartphone, chances are it will be by your side.

Mobile advertising company Mojiva recently conducted a survey of smartphone users in the US and UK to find out how they planned on using their smartphone to celebrate the new year, as well as what their plans were for their digital companion over 2013.

We’re still fickle when it comes to smartphones. The majority of respondents thought their phone or tablet would help them better manage their daily life in 2013, but they also planned on replacing that phone or tablet in the coming year.

Check out the full results of the survey below, and let us know what you think about the findings in the comments.

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(Courtesy: Mashable)
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High Ideas for 2013 – Samsung Is Thinking In Billions

With the final days of 2012 upon us, many companies are looking forward to “great success” in 2013. This year has been a big year for Samsung, and if all goes as planned by the tech giant, the good times will continue well into 2013.

According to The Korea Times, the phone manufacturer expects itself to ship over half a billion handsets — 510 million to be exact — next year.

In 2012 alone, Samsung shipped an estimated 420 million devices. If we go by next year’s projections, it’s aiming for a 20 percent jump in devices shipped.

Of the 510 million devices forecast, 390 million units are expected to be smartphones, while the remaining 120 million will be feature phones according to an executive from one of Samsung’s key suppliers.

Also in Samsung’s plans are more Microsoft Windows 8 handsets, and an executive at Samsung’s telecommunications department noted the high user demand for LTE devices.

Despite its ongoing patent battle with Apple, Samsung has managed to be a huge success both in the U.S. and overseas, thanks to its successful Galaxy line of phones, tablets, and even ‘phablets.’ Do you guys think Samsung has what it takes to fulfill its big projections for next year? As for us, FriendCaller gives all its best wishes to Samsung :) !!!

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Samsung Introduces 5-Inch Jelly Bean-Powered Galaxy Grand

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Hey! Samsung’s got yet another new Phone, the new 5-inch smartphone called the Galaxy Grand. Despite the name, it’s a mid-range device, with a slightly disappointing 800 x 480 screen resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera. Other features of note include 8GB of internal memory (further expandable to 64GB via a microSD memory card) and a 2,100mAh battery (same as the Samsung Galaxy S III).

GALAXY Grand with an impressive 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor supports seamless multitasking, faster web browsing, lightning-fast screen transitions and superior graphics for some of the most demanding apps and games.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Specs

On the software side, it will come with Android 4.1.2 and support for Samsung’s Multi Window mode of operation, meaning users will be able to run two apps on the screen simultaneously. The Galaxy Grand will be available both as a dual-sim and a single-sim device. Samsung GALAXY Grand also includes intuitive features that make the phone easy to use.

For example, Direct Call enables users to automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear; while users can also shake the phone to trigger status updates, or pan it to zoom into a screen. Smart Alert shows missed events such as missed calls and new messages just by picking up the phone. Popup Video, for example, lets users watch video in a pop-up window anywhere on the screen while running other tasks; S Voice lets you control the phone using your voice; and AllShare Play lets you share content across Samsung devices using a single account.

What holds back the Galaxy Grand is its screen. The display is 5 inches, which places it between the S III’s 4.8-inch screen and the 5.5-inch display on the Note II. However, at a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels, the display of the Galaxy Grand is inferior to both the S III and Note II, which sport 1280 by 720 pixel screens, with a higher pixel density.

Nevertheless, its a treat for all Samsung Fans, Isn’t it?

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Which Smartphone Is On Your Holiday Wish List?

Smartphone Poll

Imagine this: You’re opening a holiday present with anticipation, expecting to receive your favorite Smartphone. But with all the choices out there, which one do you most want to see under the wrapping?

The smartphone is a keystone of 21st century. Doesn’t matter how old you are, you have probably enviously eyed the latest model of your favorite phone sometime over the past few months. Maybe you were holding out on upgrading your device until the 2012 holiday season, hoping that a loved one would purchase a newer, faster, sleeker phone for you. Isn’t that so?

If you are lucky enough to receive a brand new smartphone during the holidays, which one do you want?

Let us know which is your top pick for the season by voting in our poll! Think closely before you make your pick!

What is your favorite Smatphone pick for 2012 holiday season?

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