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Buying Guide:Top mobile phone to buy under Rs.7000

Smartphone manufacturers know the importance of low-end device handsets, and they produce feature rich smartphones  under the price bracket. Here are some of the top mobile phones one can buy under 7k.

1.MOTO E

The one doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the best phones one can buy under 7000. The sweetest part is that the phone will also get Lollipop update(Android 5.0). Display of this mobile phone is gorgeous, and its spill resistant with a pixel density of 256ppi.It comes with black and white varimotorola-xt1022-400x400-imadvvfknshcywk5ant.

Specs:

Display:4.3″ (256ppi)

RAM:1 GB

ROM:4 GB(Expandable upto 32GB via SD card)

Processor:1.2GHz dual core snapdragon

Battery: 1980mAh.

Camera: 5MP Rear

You can buy this phone via Flipkart for 6,999

ASUS ZENPHONE 4

This is one of the new entry to this segment. Special part is that the phone is powered by Intel Atom Processor and its unique design. This phone is also upgradable to Lollipop Android 5.0. The phone comes with customized UI, and 5 GBASUS Web Storage. It also takes decent pictures under light with its 5MP camera.

asus-zenfone-4-a400cxg-400x400-imaey2zzmfhh6gxd Specs:

Display:4.0″

Processor:1.2 Ghz dual core Intel ATOM Processor

RAM:1GB

Internal Memory:8GB(Expandable upto 64GB via SD card)

Battery:1600mAh

Camera: 5.0MP rear,0.3MP front.

You can get this phone for Rs 5899 via Flipkart

 

Redmi 1S

The phone which is popular for its out of stock list in Flipkart. It sis selling like hot cakes, sometimes back flipkart sold 40000 items within seconds of its launch. The phone is coming with Mi’s unique interface. This is the only phone comes with LED 8MP camera under this category. The phone also has crisp display with 312ppi,AGC Dragontrail Scratch Resistant Glass. On the negative side phone heats up even sometimes on normal usage.

mi-mi-redmi-1s-2013029-400x400-imadz99z2hgshk3eSpecs:

Display 4.7″ (312 ppi)

Processor:1.6Ghz Quadcore Snapdragon Processor

RAM:1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB (Expandable upto 64GB via SD card)

Battery:2000mAh

Camera:8MP Rear,1.6MP front.

Buy this phone for Rs 5999 via Flipkart

 

NOKIA LUMIA 525

This is the only Non Android device that fits in this segment. The phone is available slightly over 7k via Amazon. This is the best entry level Windows phone for Nokia fanboys and who wants to switchover from Android. The phone is Upgradable to 8.1 and also DENIM update which contain lot of new featues like Cortona-voice personal assistant. Still the phone has 5MP camera but it takes pretty good pictures.

nokia-lumia-525-400x400-imadsb47jazgdakvSpecs:

Display:4.0″ LCD Display

Processor:1 Ghz Dual core Snapdragon Processor

RAM:1 GB

Internal Memory:8GB (Expandable upto 64GB)

Camera:5MP

Battery:1430mAh.

You can buy this phone for Rs 7347 via Amazon

Flipkart’s #BigBillionDay and its Big fail that Twitter celebrating now

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After rigorous Advertisements, Flipkart finally opened its #BigBillionDay sale this morning at 8:00am IST and the game of “Out of Stock” begun. Much like India’s Rail Ticket booking service, IRCTC that opens tatkal ticketing in the morning which is a nightmare even for Internet nerds, Flipkart started the #BigBillionDay sale with Out of Stock that with no doubt proved that this day is not just a bad day for Flipkart but a great day for its direct competitors – Snapdeal and Amazon India. And as usual the angry Indians are sharing their sense of humanger (humor+anger) in Twitter and those are hilarious.

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And not just Twitter users, Bloggers too came forward revealing Flipkart’s cheap old-school tricks to gain attention.

Meanwhile, Flipkart’s EDM delivers an email at 4pm saying “The Big Billion Day | Only a few hours left… Don’t miss out..” That’s #BigBillionFail!

Baidu Eye, The Google Glass alternative from China’s Google

Baidu, the Chinese Search Engine Giant has been China’s Google and taking that forward, Baidu has officially announced the working prototype of the Company’s Google Glass alternative – Baidu Eye.

But to be honest, this alternative doesn’t really look like just another Chinese rather like a world-class product. Because when Baidu announced a year before that a Chinese version of Glass was under work at that time, People where guessing that it must be a CopyCat but this first working version proves that No, it’s not a CopyCat and even it differs in a variety of ways from Google Glass. The biggest difference would be the Mini screen/Projector that Google Glass has but Baidu Eye doesn’t have and the reason is that the screen can tire human eyes and also without screen the device consumes less energy hence long lasting battery. If you remember, this is one area of which everyone was concerned about with Google Glass.

BaiduEye

With no screen what can Baidu Eye do for us? explains, Baidu Director of International Communications Kaiser Kuo

Basically Baidu Eye allows the user to analyze images and provide information or services related to your current field of vision or a specific item. You can use voice commands, or gesture commands (like expanding to zoom, or circling an object in your field of view with your finger). You can identify plants, or find products (so far, handbags and articles of clothing) on e-commerce sites. The use case scenarios for now are limited, but we’ve got an enormous data set of clothes, bags, and flora right now.

The company has stressed on the point that Baidu Eye is still on its early stages but the company has plans for releasing a commercial version in future.

TL:DR; Baidu Eye = Google Glass (with no Projector) + Amazon FireFly

Google vs Amazon – Prime Air vs Project Wing #Drolivery

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It made a lot of sense when Online Retail Giant Amazon talked about Prime Air - its plans to use Drones for faster delivery but now when Internet Giant Google talks about the same concept of Drolivery (Drone Delivery), it apparently looks weird. Really, What’s a Search Engine going to deliver via Drones? Images? News? Websites? Youtube Videos? Oh boy, Forgot that Google is no more just a Search Engine Company but they have evolved themselves as the Web-front and not just limited to Internet but they are into Smartphones (Nexus), Tablets (Nexus), Laptops (Chromebook) and even into Robotics (Boston Dynamics) but their latest attempt named “Project Wing” almost directly challenges the future of Amazon.

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Yes, “Project Wing” is Google’s attempt at Drolivery which can be a potential replacement to current delivery systems. While this is not the first time, both these companies have locked horns with each other because,

Google Amazon
Android OS (Default)* Fire OS (Forked Android)
Play Store* App Store
Nexus Phone* Fire Phone
Nexus Tablet* Kindle Fire
Chromecast* Fire TV
YouTube* Prime Instant Video
Shopping Express Same-Day Delivery*
Google Cloud * Amazon Web Services
Google Offers (Shutting Down)* Amazon Local
Google Wallet* Amazon Payments
Google Adwords* Amazon ads (Coming soon)
Project Wing Prime Air*

* indicates who’s first.

Project Wing was initially revealed in a story from The Atlantic and then confirmed by Google with a YouTube video. Here’s what’s happening in the Video:

“As part of our research, we built a vehicle and traveled to Queensland, Australia for some test flights,” Google said in a video’s description. “There, we successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers.”

Hence it’s clear that Google is doing something in Amazon’s zone and looks like the f(l)ight is just taking off now.

Apple iWatch to be unveiled on September 9th along with iPhone 6: Re/code

Apple iWatch

Looks like the final call for Apple’s much much much anticipated iWatch or whatever it might be called, is now, as Re/Code has reported that Apple’s first wearable to debut along with the new iPhone (iPhone 6) on September 9th company event.

Apple iWatch

While a few days weeks back there was a report saying that Production issues have pushed iWatch launch to 2015, this new report looks so hard to believe. Nevertheless nothing is confirmed until the device appears on stage during iPhone 6 launch.

Apple is expected to unveil iWatch in 3 different variants with different screen sizes,1.6-inch & 1.8-inch of flexible displays and with loads of sensors that can put it in the top of line wearables available in the market.