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Creative Muvo 2c

Creative Muvo 2c

The Creative Muvo 2c is a mini Bluetooth speaker that sports a rubberised finish and carries an IP66 rating, which means it is resistant to dust and water splashes. It houses a single driver with a frequency response of 80Hz-20kHz, along with a passive radiator for bass. This speaker has a 3.5mm aux-in port for wired connections, a microSD slot for direct MP3 playback, a USB port to connect to a PC or Mac, and a mic for hands-free calls. Its Sound Blaster Connect app – available for Android and iOS – lets you control the Muvo 2c, switch between sources and connect two speakers for a wider soundstage. Besides, it packs in a 650mAh battery that is rated to last up to six hours on a single recharge.

asia.creative.com ₹4,999

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Huawei Fit

Huawei Fit

The Huawei Fit boasts of a metal watch case, a Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen and interchangeable wrist bands. Its IP68 certification means it is dustproof and can also be worn in the shower or to the pool. The dial houses an ambient light sensor and a heart rate sensor to give you real-time readings of your cardiac rhythm along with VO2max readings (volume of oxygen in the blood). It can also be configured to wake you up gently in the morning, sound an alert when you’re over-exerting yourself and display phone notifications. The device, when paired with its companion app for Android and iOS devices, allows you to maintain exercise routines, and even view sleep patterns. The Huawei Fit is rated to give up to 6 hours of service on a single charge of its battery.

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10 reasons for the iPhone X

1 EDGE-TO-EDGE SCREEN

If you had to pick the one thing that differentiates the iPhone X from any other smartphone, it is its “edge-to-edge” 5.8-inch, 2436x1125px display that is capable of sharp text, crisp visuals, and colours that are near accurate, with very little artificial saturation.

2 WATER-RESISTANT BUILD

The front and the rear of the iPhone X is made up of reinforced glass, while the band that makes up its sides is fabricated out of “surgical-grade” stainless steel for added strength. The device carries an IP67 rating which means it is resistant to dust and can withstand immersion in up to one metre of water for 30 minutes. True to its rating, the device easily survives a dunk in H2O, and it’s safe to say that a walk in the rain will not put it out of commission either.

The iPhone X feels solid, but we would still recommend a case to protect its screen and rear glass panel against accidental falls.

3 WIRELESS CHARGING

The glass back of the iPhone X includes an embedded charging system, known as Qi, that lets you juice up the device’s battery by simply placing it on charging surfaces or mats. At present, you will have to make do with wireless chargers from brands like Belkin, Samsung and Mophie. Apple plans to launch its proprietary fast-charging ‘AirPower mat’ only in 2018.

Qi chargers work with the protective cases that Apple retails themselves, and almost any cover that’s not too thick and which does not include metal in its fabrication. Still, we recommend you err on the side of caution, and opt for an iPhone cover/casing that’s tried and tested.

4 CPU & GPU

The iPhone X is powered by Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip. Its CPU comprises two “performance cores” and four “high-efficiency cores”, while its three-core GPU is fine-tuned to handle 3D games as well as Augmented Reality (AR) applications. Apple says its new CPU can harness all six cores simultaneously whenever applications demand extra processing power. This is a clear improvement over last year’s quadcore A10 Fusion chip where only two cores could be active at any given point of time.

The A11 also features a new dual-core neural engine that is built for machine learning, and it is this artificial intelligence that powers new features such as Face ID and Animoji.

In benchmark tests, the iPhone X outclassed last year’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and also bested the scores posted by each and every Android handset we’ve tested this year, including the OnePlus 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The iPhone 8 is the only device that out-performed this handset.

As far as real-world use is concerned, it is safe to assume that if the iPhone X cannot handle any task, no other smartphone would be able to either.

5 FACE ID & TRUEDEPTH CAMERA

The iPhone X does away with a fingerprint reader, and instead uses facial recognition to unlock the device. To achieve this, the handset is equipped with Apple’s proprietary TrueDepth camera system. This comprises a Dot Projector, Infrared Camera and Flood Illuminator.

The Dot Projector casts more than 30,000 invisible dots on a user’s face to build an encrypted facial map that’s stored only on the device. Subsequently, every time a user tries to unlock the handset, the infrared camera captures this facial geometry and sends it to the A11 Bionic chip to confirm a match. The Flood Illuminator allows the TrueDepth System to identify a user even in the dark.

Since Face ID also captures depth information, the iPhone X cannot be unlocked with a photograph. It also recognises if the user’s eyes are open and looking towards the device to prevent someone from unlocking the device when you are asleep. The technology uses the neural engine to automatically recognise changes—such as makeup or a beard—in your appearance.

As an additional failsafe, Face ID allows only five unsuccessful match attempts before it requires you to enter the backup PIN you created at the time of setup. Face ID works consistently to unlock the device, even in pitch darkness. It is also designed to work with hats, glasses, contact lens and some tinted sunglasses. Apple says this technology is approximately 20 times more secure than its fingerprint-based Touch ID.

6 ANIMOJIS

It’s hardly been a week since the iPhone X has hit markets, and already Animojis are a rage all over the internet. The TrueDepth camera system – when coupled with the processing muscle in this handset – captures and analyses over 50 facial muscle movements to create a dozen different animated emojis such as a bunny, fox, puppy, rooster, and unicorn.

This means you can record 10-second voice messages that are played back instantly using these 3D characters that lip-sync to whatever you’re saying.

Animoji messages can be played back on any handset, but, of course, you can only create these on the iPhone X.

7 PHOTOS & VIDEOS

The cameras on the iPhone X are one of the best on smartphones today. They capture colours that are true to life, without any over saturation. Besides, their high-dynamic range even picks up the darkest areas in a scene with great details. You also get a Portrait mode for images with a wonderful depth-of-field effect. Plus, there is no denying that the video captures on this new Apple handset—with crisp audio capture—is the best in class; enough to allow you to shoot hi-res YouTube videos, and even amateur 4K movies without investing in high-end camera equipment.

The iPhone X now comes with a ‘Portrait Lighting’ feature. This mode is possible because of the handset’s dual rear shooters, and its TrueDepth camera at the front. It allows you to apply five lighting effects to your portraits: ‘Natural’ where the subject’s face is in sharp focus against a blurred background, ‘Studio’ for a brightly lit-up subject, ‘Contour’ for dramatic highlights and lowlights, ‘Stage’ where the subject is spot-lit against a black background, and ‘Stage mono’ which is similar to Stage, but in B&W.

So whether you want to shoot panorama photos; slow motion, time-lapse, Full HD, or 4K videos—along with image stabilisation and even zoom—all your needs will be met with the iPhone X. Besides, this device will even let you edit these high-resolution photos and videos without any stutter, thanks to its powerful A11 Bionic chip.

8 AUGMENTED REALITY

The iPhone X is future-proof. With the new iOS 11 operating system, developers are provided with tools—known as ARKit—that will allow them to build augmented reality apps. Users can expect to see educational content, multimedia entertainment, measuring tools, 3D scanners and even games that will leverage on this technology where digital objects and information are blended with the environment around you to create a more immersive experience.

9 APPS & ECOSYSTEM

The iPhone X comes with preinstalled apps such as Weather (for daily and weekly forecasts), Notes and Voice Memos (for quick scribbles and musings), Calendar and Reminders (to add tasks and set schedules), Health (to monitor your physical wellbeing), GarageBand (to compose music), Keynote (for presentations), Numbers (for spreadsheets), Pages (to create documents), iMovie(for movieediting on the fly), iTunes Store (for movies and music), and iTunes U (for educational content).

Apple has also baked QR coderecognition into the camera app, so now you can point the device at a code, and you will see a context sensitive popup that will offer to open a web page in Safari, or add phone numbers and emails to your contacts.

OS 11 now also comes with a new ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode that detects when you are driving, and sends customised responses to the people you specify. You can easily disable this mode from the DND pop up if you are not at the wheel yourself.

And, of course, Siri, Apple’s digital voice-based assistant works well with Indian accents and can be used to access apps, initiate searches, and even play music with simple voice commands.

Besides, the App Store has now been completely redesigned to help users find new and relevant apps. A new ‘Today’ tab highlights “best new apps”, while tabs for ‘Apps’ and ‘Games’ feature picks by Apple’s app editors as well as chart toppers.

10 ALL NEW GESTURES

There is no home button on the iPhone X, which is why Apple has introduced new control gestures. Some of these include…

Raise the device and look at it to unlock with Face ID

Swipe from the top right corner to access the Control Centre, which reveals quick access to network settings (airplane mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), display brightness, night mode, camera and flashlight.

Swipe from the bottom edge to access the home screen.

From an open app, swipe up from the bottom edge and hold to access the App Switcher. Long press on the windows that appear to access the option to close open apps.

Press and hold the right-side button to ask Siri a question.

Simultaneously press and quickly release the right-side button and volume-up button to take a screen shot.

Press and hold the side button and either volume button to turn off the iPhone.

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why India is the most expensive place to buy an iPhone 6S

Seven reasons why India is the most expensive place to buy an iPhone 6S

For at least a couple of years, Apple has been trying to reel in more buyers in India, which is dominated by sub-Rs 10,000 Android phones, by striking deals with specialised distribution companies and selling older models for lower prices long after they have been discontinued in the US.

 

The iPhone 6S is finally available in India. But unless you are one of these people , who cares? With features like 3D Touch and Live Photos, Apple’s latest phone is possibly one of the best smartphones on the planet. The problem is it costs as much as a small vacation in India.

Pricing starts at Rs 62,000 for the basic 16 GB version and goes all the way up to Rs 92,000 if you want the highest-end 128 GB iPhone 6S Plus. In fact, India is the most expensive country to buy iPhone 6S.

That doesn’t seem right. For at least a couple of years, Apple has been trying to reel in more buyers in India, which is dominated by sub-Rs 10,000 Android phones, by striking deals with specialised distribution companies and selling older models for lower prices long after they have been discontinued in the US.

Pricing a phone out of the reach of even your average, well-heeled urban customer seems, therefore, particularly hare-brained – but there are reasons.

A weaker rupee

Here’s what happened to the Indian rupee since the iPhone 6 was released in the country this time last year: It tanked. According to the Reserve Bank of India, the US dollar was Rs 61.61 in October 2014. In October 2015, it was Rs 65.74. That’s a 6.2% increase. In comparison, the iPhone 6S is 13.7% more expensive than the iPhone 6.

Naturally, that’s not an, ahem, apples to apples comparison, since there are other factors besides the value of the rupee that influence iPhone pricing in India, but “a weaker rupee” is one of the reasons that technology enthusiasts on Twitter like to bring up when asked about Apple’s crazy iPhone 6S pricing this year.

Experts say that they’re only partially right and point to China, which devalued the yuan by 4.4% in August to boost its domestic economy. “By that logic, the price of the iPhone 6S in China should have been much higher this year,” says Tarun Pathak, senior mobile device analyst at market research agency Counterpoint Research.

This isn’t the case, because the iPhone 6S costs $832 in China, a full $124 less than its Indian price of $956.

A buffer against currency fluctuation

In November 2014, the Russian rouble lost 30% versus the US dollar amid falling oil prices and economic sanctions against Russia. In response, Apple hiked iPhone prices by 25%. In less than a month, it halted iPhone sales in Russia entirely, citing “extreme” rouble fluctuations. When Apple opened its online store again in late December, customers balked at the prices, which had been hiked by a further 35%.

“It’s not a scenario that Apple ever wants to be in again,” says Pathak. Granted, the rupee isn’t nearly as unstable as the rouble was in 2014, but Apple’s taking no chances. “The higher pricing of the iPhone 6S includes a built-in buffer, because changing pricing halfway through a cycle is terrible for sales and is not consistent with Apple’s policies.”

So you’re basically paying extra…just in case. Life’s unfair.

More taxes

During the budget session of Parliament in February, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced the government was making locally manufactured mobiles and tablets cheaper and jacking up the excise duty on imported devices from 6% to 12.5%.

The rise in import duty meant Apple had to increase pricing on the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 by approximately Rs 3,000 on each model.

So yes, you can put at least some blame on the government if you can’t afford an iPhone 6S this year.

E-commerce

The iPhone 4S was released in India in November 2011 for Rs. 44,500, and for a full year, till the iPhone 5 was launched, that was the price it was sold at – no price drops, no discounts.

Apple products were notorious for never getting price cuts, but there was a flipside: You could confidently buy a new iPhone the day it released, without fretting that it would be cheaper in a month or two.

“There was buyer’s certainty with iPhones before,” says Rohan Naravane, head of content at price comparison portal PriceBaba.com.

Then, Flipkart happened, and Snapdeal, and Amazon, and PayTM, and everything, including iPhones, started getting heavily discounted.

In fact, we could have reached peak iPhone discounts: As a part of Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale this year, you could buy an iPhone 6 for as low as Rs 25,000 if you had an iPhone 5S to swap. Snapdeal had a dozen offers, including freebies like 60 GB of 4G data if you switched to the 6S, and PayTM had a coupon code that shaved off a full Rs 6,000 off the price of the 6S.

“E-commerce discounting is now a phenomenon in India and Apple knows this,” says Naravane. “I wouldn’t be surprised if prices of the 6S come down in six months or so.”

Mind games

Apple isn’t above messing with your brain. The iPhone 6, which, till now, was the latest, greatest Apple device you could buy, suddenly saw its official pricing drop from the mid-50s to low-40s (and, in some cases, even lower).

“Now I’m thinking that a Rs 40,000 iPhone 6 is actually a good deal,” says Naravane, “So job well done, Apple.” Naravane adds this is a deliberate move by the company to make its products seem relatively affordable, when they are still much more expensive when you compare them to the competition.

Maintaining a premium position

This is going to sound funny – but one of the reasons behind the iPhone’s sky-high price is because Apple wants to be the most expensive smartphone in the market.

“Apple doesn’t want to lose its premium, aspirational slot,” says Pathak. “So it’s deliberately pricing the iPhone 6S more than its immediate competition.”

Indeed, pricing for premium smartphones across the board has gone up this year. Devices like Samsung’s flagship, the Galaxy S6, which the company positions as a direct competitor to the iPhone, cost Rs 56,700. The Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung’s other flagship this year, starts at Rs 57,900. (These are official company prices. You can get them cheaper on e-commerce websites.)

The iPhone 6S, with its price tag of Rs 62,000, manages to be ever so slightly ahead of them.

More iPhones, not iPhone 6Ss

It might seem incredible, but Apple actually has an iPhone in every price bracket – from the budget to the ultra-premium. The iPhone 4S, the oldest iPhone you can buy right now in India, is Rs 13,000 on Snapdeal; the 5S is in the high-20s; the 6 is in the low-40s; the 6 Plus is in the low-50s; and the 6S and the 6S Plus are in the low-60s and low-70s respectively.

This, Pathak believes, is a key part of Apple’s India strategy. “The price gap between the newest iPhones and the older models is so much that more people will invariably end up buying the older models,” he says.

This is true. According to Counterpoint’s data, the iPhone 6 accounted for less than 50% of the 1.7 million iPhones that Apple sold in India this fiscal. The rest was a mix of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 4S.

Pathak says Apple is totally fine with this. “Apple only accounts for about 3.5 million of India’s 170 million smartphones,” he says. “So right now, they care about getting more people into the Apple ecosystem, rather than getting them to use the latest Apple device.”

This is unlike the US, where the iPhone market is so saturated that Apple now offers its own instalment plan to get people to upgrade to the latest iPhone every single year.

“At the end of the day,” says Pathak, “it’s a gain for Apple in any which way.”

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Hottest new flagship mobile devices this festive season

The hottest new flagship devices

 

If you are on the lookout for a new smartphone, or simply looking to upgrade from an existing one, chances are you will be spoilt for choice in the coming months. With top-of-the-line devices launching one after another, we look at what makes each one stand out.

iPhone 6s: Like its predecessor, the iPhone 6s has a 4.7 inch retina HD display. But that is where the similarities end. The new device comes with 3D Touch — better described as ‘the right click’ for phones, a 12MP iSight primary camera and a 5MP front camera, 4K filming, and is available in a new colour — pink gold.

USP: 3D Touch

Price: Rs 62,000 onward (pre-order)

Lumia 950: When connected to a monitor and keyboard, Microsoft’s latest addition turns itself into a Windows 10 PC. Office apps, a 20MP camera with optical image stabilisation, unlocking via facial recognition, and USB Type C connectors that can charge to over 50 per cent of battery power in less than 30 minutes, are bonuses.

USP: A Windows 10 computer in a smartphone

Price: To be announced

Moto X Style: Motorola claims its latest device is the most customisable handset in existence and that its battery charges the fastest. That apart, smartphone users also get a 21MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera with flash, and Moto Assist — a software that helps the phone learn a user’s preference and react accordingly.

USP: Customisation

Price: Rs 30,000 onward

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: This premium model comes with a 5.5 inch 4K display, said to be a first for a smartphone. It also has a whole bunch of features that can be found in most flagship phones, such as a fingerprint sensor and a great primary camera (23MP). It is available in three colours — chrome, black and gold.

USP: 4K display

Price: To be announced

Nexus 6P: Built by Huawei “under Google’s guidance”, this smartphone boasts of an anodised aluminum shell that wraps around a 5.7 inch display. It has an integrated fingerprint scanner, and claims to recharge its battery twice as quickly as any current generation iPhone. It will also be among the first devices to feature the latest Android OS, Marshmallow.

USP: Marshmallow update

Price : Rs 40,000 onward

OnePlus 2: A hit in its native country, the Chinese smartphone is what experts call a “genuine Android flagship”. A body formed from an aluminum-magnesium alloy with stainless steel accents, a 13MP rear camera capable of filming 4K video, a 3,300 mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor that recognises up to five fingers, are some of its many features.

USP: Premium device at budget price

Price: Rs 24,999

HTC Butterfly 3: The smartphone giant will apparently hold “dual flagship” launches. While the already launched Butterfly 3 has a 5.2 inch display, octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM for speedy performance, a 20MP rear camera, and a 13MP front camera, buzz around the yet-to-be-launched One A9 (rumoured to be unveiled on October 20) is high as well.

USP: Speedy performance

Price: To be announced

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: Its rear-facing camera can shoot in 4k, and film in HD and stream directly to YouTube or a pre-created group of contacts. The 5.7 inch quad-HD display wraps around on both edges, which can be used to quickly launch favourite apps or settings. It is also among the first handsets to support the firm’s mobile payments system, Samsung Pay.

USP: Edge design

Price: Rs 57,000 onward

LG v10: Just this month, LG unveiled its latest flagship device in South Korea. What sets it apart is that it comes with a screen above the main 5.7 inch display. The former can display details such as weather and time and date, even when the main display is off. This device also has dual 5MP front cameras to capture great selfies, while a 16MP primary camera adorns the back of the phone.

USP: Dual screen

Price: To be announced

Huawei Mate S: Experts have called it an “iPhone killer” ever since it was unveiled at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) this year. But more than its many gimmicks, including Apple’s Force Touch feature, what this device manages to get right are its basics — a 13MP primary camera, an attractive metallic design and fingerprint sensor — among other features.

USP: ForceTouch

Price: To be announced

The challengers: These devices are looking to make it to the big league

Xiaomi Mi 4i: Dubbed as a “budget flagship phone”, the company believes that “a great display is more than a resolution race”. It thus comes with sunlight display, which uses hardware-level algorithms to adjust contrast in real-time to improve readability in sunlight. And, it is rumoured that the Mi 5 is set to be unveiled on October 19.

Price: Rs 13,000

Gionee Elife E8: Launched this month, the latest addition to the Elife series boasts of a 6 inch screen, an 24MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a 3,520 mAh battery.

Price: Rs 35,000

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‘I want to buy a phone and my budget is about Rs 10,000.’

The ultimate guide for buying smartphones under Rs 10,000

 

Dazen phones (left) were launched under the Coolpad name, but now they’re under Qiku; with great looks, fantastic specs and a full-HD screen, the Lenovo K3 Note (right) started the war in the under-10K market.

 

‘I want to buy a phone and my budget is about Rs 10,000.’

If I had a penny for every time I was asked this question, I would be a very rich man. The under-10K category is the new battleground in the Indian smartphone market.

A market so hot, that more than 40 companies are vying for a piece of this pie and another 20 are about to join in. India is the place to be, and if your phone sells here, you’re on your way to global domination.

The problem with this category is that it’s too much of a good thing. Almost every company is now adopting the mantra of selling an amazing high-end phone at an amazing low-end price.

Unfortunately, it’s all quite confusing and cluttered, with mind-numbing specs and jargon being thrown around. It’s tough for any brand to stand out, tougher for consumers to differentiate between two options, and almost impossible to make the right buying decision. So, here is my contribution to this social cause. A brutally honest buying-guide, as well as a frank advisory for brands on how to make their products stand out.

Lenovo K3 Note
This is where the battle started. A very well-made phone with a 5.5inch full-HD screen from a company as well-known as Lenovo set the cat amongst the pigeons. Excellent processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, and 2900mAh battery. This phone is all good looks mixed with great quality, and you really can’t go wrong with it.

Note to Lenovo: Good job on this one, but you’re flooding the under-10K market with too many products, coming in way too fast. I know you’re raking it in with your online-only model and selling serious numbers, but of late, it’s getting confusing for the buyer. You bring out the A6000, and days later, the A6000 Plus surfaces, with not much in the ‘Plus’ department. Stop milking the cash cow like Samsung and just be yourself.

Yureka Plus (Micromax)
This one has great design – some metallic touches to it – a super full-HD 5.5inch screen, 2GB RAM, a fantastic processor, CyanogenMod 12 OS (which gives a whole lot of ‘do it yourself’ features), 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras, and 2500mAh Li-Ion battery. Sounds like I’m describing the Lenovo Note 3 again? Nope, this is the Yureka Plus that also gets it just right, and then adds two colour options. The previous version had heating issues and would freeze out, but this one gets it just right.

The comeback: Yureka Plus solved its predecessor’s heating issues and added two colour options.

Note to Micromax: Yes, I know you’re never happy when I attach Micromax ’s name to the Yureka brand. Sorry MM, but as of now, there is no getting away from it and it does lead to better buying confidence for the customer. So, don’t resist it, don’t fight it. Just be a little careful with some of the products that you bring out under the sub-brand, Yureka. Your fitness band and the previous Yureka model left some customers disappointed. It’s a tough market and you’re only as good as your last product.

Coolpad Note 3
Samsung should be a very happy company. Almost every brand wants to cash in on their ‘Note’ moniker. Here’s one more. Coolpad’s Note 3 has taken this market by a storm. A fingerprint scanner, 3GB RAM, HD screen and great optics – all for Rs 8,999. Yes, everything that you would have paid 50K for, now under the magic 10K line. It’s nice-looking with a sharp screen, and will also be available in rose gold in a few days. The fingerprint scanner actually works really well. This one sets up Coolpad very well for a long innings in India.

Note to Coolpad: Great job with this phone, and thanks for breaking the price barrier for a fingerprint scanner. It’s a little confusing though, that you had launched the Dazen phone under your name just a few days ago, and now it’s under a new company called Qiku. There’s enough confusion in the Indian market. Try not to add to it so dramatically!

And there’s so much more

Lots of other really good phones out there. The Moto G (2nd Gen) or even the 3rd Gen (for a little more) are awesome phones. The Asus Zenphone2 Laser is brilliant with its optics and camera. The Meizu M2 Note (yes another Note!) is really good-looking with great features and clocks in at an astounding Rs 6,999.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is priced at Rs 7,999 now and has seriously good battery life along with nice features. And the Coolpad (Qiku?) Dazen 1 is easily the best phone in its class at Rs 5,999 with astounding features and specs. I’ve highlighted three phones in the beginning, because it’s really tough to be the best in this category.

A new wave

But these three phones can’t bask in the glory just as yet. In the next few days, the onslaught will intensify. Coming up are new phones from Qiku, a dual assault from Obi (the John Sculley phones), Acer will bring out a very aggressive portfolio and some new arsenal from Samsung, Gionee, Huawei, Panasonic and Alcatel. It’s a Diwali that’s going to be deafening and almost all the explosions are going to be under 10K!

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pentax x70

Pentax x70

Pentax x70 cam Pentax x70 camera Pentax x70

To maximize the quality of effective about 12 million pixels, a wide-angle 26mm ~ super-telephoto 624mm (35 mm format equivalent) is equipped with a corresponding optical 24 times zoom.
Combined with intelligent zoom that can be enlarged without sacrificing image quality, up to about 150 times (3900mm) equivalent high magnification zoom is also possible. Subject you find in the Chikayore not subject and far, such as animals, you can greatly catch remain beautiful if optical 24 times zoom.
In 1cm macro, close-up photography is also OK.

In 1cm macro, close-up photography is also OK. In macro close to the subject until the shortest 1cm, you can take a picture that is powerful.
It is possible to shoot without blurring in optical 24x zoom, ability of triple anti-shake.

Even at high magnification zoom that camera shake is prone optical 24 times, a triple image stabilization if X70, also video still images I will reduce the camera shake.

[Of enhancement “shake zero” function]
◎ image stabilization SR (Shake Reduction) of the still image is not blurred → CCD shift method
◎ can not shake even in dark places → high sensitivity shake Reduce mode
◎ video is not blurred → Movie SR
Ultra high-speed continuous shooting of up to 11 frames / sec, do not miss a photo opportunity.

Up to about 11 frames / sec., Pentax x70 is equipped with high-speed continuous shooting of up to 21 frames. In addition, the auto-tracking AF to continue to focus on the subject to move, also aim to ensure a moment of opportunity in a moving scene.
Video Compatible with high-definition size.

Video Compatible with high-definition size. Optical 24 times zoom, it was taking advantage of the high quality of the effective about 12 million pixels, 1280 × 720 pixels, an aspect ratio of 16: I can shoot 9 HDTV size videos.
exposure setting mode aperture priority, shutter priority choose yourself.

Pentax x70 exposure setting mode aperture priority, shutter priority choose yourself. Equipped with the same exposure setting mode of a digital single-lens reflex camera. Program (P), Aperture Priority (Av), the shutter priority (Tv), manual (M), you can choose the freedom to take the way to suit the scene or subject, in drawing intended.
In the face recognition of up to 32 people, the face of each and every bright and clean.

To detect the face of up to 32 people, with a crisp bright Pentax x70 Face Recognition AF & AE once. In addition, shooting with automatic Once you become a smile “Smile Catch” and, human subjects with eye camera is to inform “blink detection”, such as high-speed face recognition of only about 0.03 seconds face recognition time, beautiful  features enrich the face doing.
7 scene Auto Picture that you can clean the shooting with automatic camera.

To match the shooting, seven shooting modes (standard, landscape, portrait, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Sports, flower) automatically selects the optimum mode from. Beautiful photos leave the camera will take.
Among the strong sunlight, and it corrects the overexposure of the background and the subject.

Pentax x70 overexposure correction suppress overexposure to light can not be reproduced in color and gradation too strong. Even in strong sunlight outdoors, it is possible to suppress the overexposure of the background and the subject, you can take more beautiful pictures.
Automatic tracking AF
while focusing on a moving subject, you do not miss a photo opportunity

Once you focus on the subject, with a directly auto-tracking AF, which keep track with automatic movement.
Such as children and pets, it is not necessary to readjust the focus also subject to the movement unpredictable, it does not escape the shutter chance.
Mode Palette and “take” is also “see” also easy operation of only selecting a palette of icons.
Capture Mode Palette

Pentax x70 takes want to take easy beautiful scene, adopting a wide variety of shooting modes. Just select the scene you want to take from the side-by-side icon to the shooting mode palette, make the setting of the mode that matches the scene the camera automatically.
Pentax x70 Playback Mode Palette

trimming and resizing of the taken image, the ability to image processing and editing, such as a digital filter, and lists in an easy-to-understand icons. You can choose you want to use functions easily.
In digital filter Art sense, to arrange the image.

Black-and-white, including sepia, color, soft, color extraction, with many kinds of digital filters such as fish-eye, you can enjoy a variety of image processing utilizing the sense of my own. Free to enjoy the arrangement in the sense of Art, it is a function of the digital camera unique.
Convenient to world time, calendar display journey. Also displays the date and time of the world.
World time function that displays the time and Japan time in each country.

World 28 time zone 75 current time and allows real-time display of the Japan time in the city. Also displays the time difference with Japan. It is a very useful feature to travel abroad.
Image can be displayed by shooting date, calendar display.

Save to classify the photos taken in the calendar automatically, if you specify the date of the calendar that was displayed on the LCD monitor, you can see the photos taken that day at any time.
Printing
X70 Compatible with Exif Print / PRINT Image Matching and DPOF

Since using the photographic information of the camera is compatible with Exif Print and PRINT Image Matching III can be printed, you can print on beauty still taken. I also supports DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) to specify the number of the date of existence and print on the camera body.
To-save Watch On TV
AV output terminal mounting · AV cable included to enjoy a photographic image on a large screen TV

AV output terminal mounting · AV cable included to enjoy a photographic image on a large screen TV Favorite images and videos, what you want to see rather than look alone, with family and friends. X70 is equipped with the AV output terminal. Simply connect to a TV with the included AV cable, you will be able to reflect the voice and image on the large screen TV. Still image, of course, the video playback is also possible.
Save Totteoki of pictures and videos on a DVD or video tape

I want to present the captured images and videos to relatives and friends. Such a case, it is connected to the DVD recorder or VCR AV cable, you can try to save by copying the still pictures and videos. You Once you have a DVD or video tape, you can watch at any time on TV or projector.
You want to edit the image
By connecting a PC with a USB cable, and transfer the image

By connecting a PC with a USB cable, and transfer the image to capture the still image taken images to a computer, you can publish on the website, you can create an original album …. You can easily find X70 corresponding to the USB connection, you can easily transfer images to a PC by simply connecting the supplied cable.
Image browsing, with the included software ACDSee for PENTAX (Windows / Mac version)

ACDSee It includes a convenient software that can view and manage the captured images on a PC. Also edit the image freely in the Windows version. You can adjust the brightness and color tone of the image, it can also perform image processing by the special effects, you can create a photo with originality.
X70 accessories

● dedicated battery ● Battery charger ● AC cord ● USB cable ● AV Cable ● software (CD-ROM) ● Strap ● lens cap
Included Software

○ image viewing, management and editing software ACDSee for PENTAX 3.0 (Windows version)
○ image viewing and management software ACDSee 2 for Mac (Macintosh version)
USB connection environment

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista TM, The OS is pre-installed on Mac OS X (10.1.2-10.5), it is updated to the latest version, USB port must be standard equipment .

 

X70 performance specifications
Lens PENTAX 14 sheets group zoom lens 11 (4 aspherical lens, ED glass three use)
[Focal length] 4.6 ~ 110.4 mm
[35mm format value of the focal length] about 26 ~ 624 mm
[F] value F2.8 (W) ~ F5.0 (T)
Zoom [Optical zoom] 24 times
[Digital zoom ratio] about 6.25 times
[Intelligent Zoom]
About 31.3 times during 7M, about 150 times at 640 (zoom magnification that is combined with the optical zoom)
Shake mitigation [Still image] CCD shift (SR: Shake Reduction),
The anti-shake mode with high sensitivity (high sensitivity)
[Video] electronic (Movie SR)
Focus [AF method] 9-point multi / spot / automatic tracking
[Shooting distance range (lens from the tip) Standard: 0.4m ~ ∞ (wide-angle end), 1.7m ~ ∞ (telephoto end)
Macro: 0.1 ~ 0.5m (from the wide-angle end to the intermediate portion of the zoom range)
1cm Macro: 0.01 ~ 0.3m (middle portion of the zoom range)
Infinity, manual focus, AF point switching Allowed
Facial recognition Recognition allowed up to a maximum of 32 people, Smile Capture, Blink Detection
Effective pixels About 12 million pixels
Imaging element 1 / 2.33-inch CCD
Record number of pixels [Still image] 12M, 3: 2,16: 9,1: 1,7M, 5M, 3M, 1024,640
[Video] 1280, 848, 640, 320
White balance Auto, sunlight, shade, incandescent lamp,
Fluorescent lamp (D: daylight, N: daylight white, W: white), manual
Sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Auto, Manual (ISO 50 ~ 6400)
Finder Electronic viewfinder about 200,000 dots
Picture monitor 2.7-inch 230,000 dot LCD, AR coat
Exposure control [Metering] division, center-weighted, spot
[Exposure Compensation] ± 2EV (1 / 3EV step)
Shooting mode Auto Picture, sports, high sensitivity, videos, USER, manual,
Aperture priority, shutter priority, program, scene mode (landscape, flowers,
Portrait, Backlight, Best framing, night scene, night scene portrait,
Stage Lighting, Surf & Snow, baby, kids, pets, cooking,
Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Museum, Sunset, Digital Wide,
Panorama), Green
Playback mode Slide show, digital filter (color filter (11 species),
Soft filter, fish-eye filter, brightness filter),
Frame synthesis, resizing, cropping, image / sound copy, image rotation,
Video editing, red-eye correction, voice memo, protect, DPOF, deletion screen resurrection,
Start-up Screen, Face close-up playback
Shutter speed 1 / 4000-1 / 4 seconds, up to 4 seconds (Tv, Av, M, Night Scene)
Built-in flash [Emission mode]
Auto emission, emission prohibition, forced flash, auto flash + red-eye reduction,
Flash On + red-eye reduction, slow sync, red-eye slow sync
[Dimming range]
Wide: about 0.2 ~ 9.1m (in ISO Auto condition)
Tele: about 1.7 ~ 5.1m (in ISO Auto condition)
Drive mode 1 frame, continuous shooting (L / M / H), self-timer (after about 10 seconds, after about 2 seconds),
Interval Shooting, Auto bracket shooting
Recording medium Built-in memory (about 33.6MB), SD / SDHC memory card
Power supply Lithium-ion battery D-LI92, AC adapter kit (sold separately)
[Battery life] still image shooting: approximately 170 sheets (only battery use) ※ 1
Duration: about 200 minutes (only battery use) ※ 2
External interface USB2.0 (high speed compatible) / AV terminal, external power supply terminal
Video output format NTSC / PAL
External dimensions About 110.5 (width) × 82.5 (height) × 89.5 (thickness) mm (operation member, I excluding protrusions)
Mass (weight) [Body] about 390g (without battery and SD memory card)
[During shooting] about 410g (battery, including SD memory card)

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PENTAX Optio W90

 

 

 

 

 

Item Description
Product name PENTAX Optio W90 Black
Manufacturer PENTAX
List price
Product introduction PENTAX Optio W90 

It is waterproof, but underwater photography, and there is no use of rainy weather

Genuine battery and charger We will put the external battery two and external charger does not come (can not be guaranteed because it has not been used for some time with respect to the battery, you might You can charge has has become worse )

Goods outside of the remote control will also put up, but it is unconfirmed behavior (It was previously used several times, but did remains closed from off the battery (CR2025))

Logos of the porch, (wonder if it was genuine?) Silicon cover also I will put

What is in the photograph is all (PC connection cable, composite output cable, etc.)

Since it to waterproof can be close-up of up to 1cm and is allowed to your subject, such as the hiking of flowers shooting Why?
Also, if you use a digital microscope mode’m fairly interesting is capable of shooting up to small things, such as invisible to the naked eye (laughs)

Waterproof performance that can underwater photography for two consecutive hours at a depth of 6m, equipped with a dust-proof performance to protect the camera from the silt and dust.
Impact resistance that has cleared a drop test from further height 1.2m, also it is with cold resistance of up to minus 10 ℃.
Corresponding to the severe nature and intense sport. Product design of outdoor specification
We meet a super macro world of surprise. New mounted digital microscope mode

Equipped for the first time of digital microscope mode with a compact digital camera. By using the optical zoom and Intelligent Zoom at a distance of 1cm from the subject, you can take the world of macro invisible always. Since the lens of three LED marked around the (macro lighting) is illuminate brighten the subject, not dark even in a state where the ultra-close, you Utsuse clearly. Such as the nature of the outdoors, it worked as a breakthrough camera.
Wide landscape is also beautiful as possible. 12.1 5x optical zoom from the mega-wide-angle 28mm
It is equipped with a 5x optical zoom from the effective about 12.1 million pixel, wide-angle 28mm (35 mm format equivalent) in a compact body. When combined with optical zoom equivalent image quality of intelligent zoom high-quality shooting up to about 31 times the high magnification it is also possible.
It leaves the image of the fish caught in fish print. Fish print filter

Newly equipped with a fish print filter to meet the anglers feelings. Just to filter to take the fish caught to the photo, you can process the image, such as like taking a fish print.

Smooth video enjoy. Beautifully HD movies on the TV screen

HD video you can shoot high-quality video in high definition size. Since it is equipped with the HDMI terminal on the camera body, and if connected to high-definition TV, you can play digital powerful high-quality video.
Smile Catch & Blink Detection and Face Recognition 32 people

Profile also face down face also recognize Face Recognition AF & AE. Since the recognition face up to 32 people in commemorative photograph of a large number of people and a big success.
Camera shutter is released and Smile catch automatically if you become a smile, also equipped with blink detection to inform the camera when I turned a blind eye.
8 automatic scene recognition and auto picture camera recognizes the scene automatically, can you select the best mode

The camera determines the scene automatically, automatic picture mode to be set in the optimum mode.
Standard, landscape, portrait, night scene portrait, night scene, sports, flower, from 8 modes of candle light, the camera will be set automatically.
Electronic image stabilization and high sensitivity mode

Moment prone shake you press the shutter. Even if camera shake is gone happening, electronic image stabilization is I will blur caused by the camera shake when shooting in operation. In dark places such as indoor, high sensitivity mode of up to ISO6400 to suppress camera shake. In the dependable two image stabilization, at any time for a photo to “shake zero”.
Automatic tracking AF
while focusing on a moving subject, you do not miss a photo opportunity

Once you focus on the subject, with a directly auto-tracking AF, which keep track with automatic movement. Such as children and pets, it is not necessary to readjust the focus also subject to the movement unpredictable, it does not escape the shutter chance.
In digital filter Art sense, to arrange the image.

Black-and-white, sepia, color digital filter in addition to, such as a color, toy camera, retro, soft, color extraction, color enhancement, high contrast, Twinkle, fish eye, such as brightness, play digital filter is full. In a variety of digital filters, you enjoy arrange photos utilizing the sense of my own.
In transformation filters become a small face with a small face filter for a moment, a small face, such as the model

Equipped with innovative Small Face filter that only one size can be reduced face of portrait photos.
Without being noticed by anyone, by reducing the little only the face than usual, it is the filter of the magic that can be transformed into a small face style, such as a good model of balance.
The frame synthesis favorite frames, picture may be synthetic.

45 type design frame is two sizes of, because it is pre-installed on the memory in the camera, you can enjoy a variety of frame synthesis.
Convenient to world time, calendar display journey. Also displays the date and time of the world.
World time function that displays the time and Japan time in each country.

Time difference between the current time and the Japan time world 28 time zone 75 cities can be checked in real time. It is a very useful feature to travel abroad.
Image can be displayed by shooting date, calendar display.

Save to classify the photos taken in the calendar automatically, if you specify the date of the calendar that was displayed on the LCD monitor, you can see the photos taken that day at any time.
Other Features

Pet detection function that can register the pet’s face, such as dogs and cats up to 3 animals
D-Range setting that can be taken to suppress the collapse overexposed or black image
Panorama, combining features such as digital wide
AF auxiliary light, which also rely on in the dark
Wi-Fi built-in SD card-type memory card, corresponding to the Eye-Fi card
Face-up playback to be displayed in one after another up during playback the captured face in the face recognition
CALS mode that conforms to the construction CALS

Optio W90 Accessories

● dedicated battery

● Battery charger

● AC cord

● USB cable

● AV Cable

● software (CD-ROM)

● Strap

● Carabiner Strap

Included Software

○ image viewing, management and editing software ArcSoft Media Impression 2.0 for PENTAX (Windows version)
○ image viewing, management and editing software ArcSoft Media Impression 2.0 for PENTAX (Macintosh version)
Optio W90 USB connection environment

 

Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista TM, in Windows 7, PC target OS of Mac OS X 10.3.9,10.4,10.5,10.6 has been pre-installed and updated to the latest version, USB port is standard equipment It must have.
This camera is a camera with JIS waterproof protection Class 8, the JIS dustproof protection Class 6 (IP68) compliant waterproof and dustproof function. It has a continuous 120 minutes underwater photography Waterproof performance in water depth 6m. When shooting in the water, check the following points, please use properly.

Note before using in water

The camera, in order to improve the waterproof performance, and front of the lens is protected by glass. Or dirty protection glass, since it affects the image taken that with a drop of water, protection glass, please to be kept clean at all times.
This camera, because it sinks in water, be sure to attach the strap when using Please be careful to not fall on the wound to the arm.
Battery / card / garbage terminal cover of waterproof packing and its contact surface, please make sure that the foreign matter such as sand is not attached.
Battery / card / terminal cover cracks in waterproof packing, please make sure that there are no scratches, etc..
Please make sure that the battery / card / terminal cover lock is firmly closed.
Such as the incoming water or when a strong spray to the pool, sea-consuming, please be careful not to apply strong pressure to the camera.

Caution in use in water

At a depth of 6 m It is possible to underwater photography of continuous 120 minutes. After you use 120 minutes, microphone, in order to ensure the water repellency of the special sheet of speaker portion, about 5 minutes to 10 minutes, it is recommended that that I am leaving a time.
Battery / card cover in water, please do not to the opening and closing of the terminal cover.

 

Caution after use in water

After use, please water droplets and dirt on the camera wipe clean with a lint-free cloth.
Battery / card cover at the beach or by the sea, please avoid as much as possible the opening and closing of the terminal cover. Note that when you replace the battery and SD memory card, from completely dry, avoiding likely to get wet or dirty place, please go from Wipe your hands are wet.

 

Storage and How to Care

Among the top and car beach of sand heated to a high temperature (40 ℃ or more), please do not leave the place of low temperature (-10 ℃ or less). You may not keep the waterproof performance. (Rapid temperature change will be a cause of condensation on the inside)
Cleaning with agents such as soap water, mild detergents, and alcohol please avoid because it may compromise the waterproof performance of the camera.
When it is terrible or when the sea water took the dirty, that the power is off, make sure that the battery / card cover is securely closed, you can either wash with a little running tap water, there a shallow basin, etc. the fresh water in order, please every wash and put the camera in a short period of time (2-3 minutes). Please dried it after a well-ventilated shade. After use in the sea, please do not as it is allowed to stand without exposure to fresh water. Camera poor appearance of the product can cause a waterproof performance degradation.
When the sunscreen cream and sun oil is attached, there is the surface of the camera is discolored. If you have any oil gets on, please rinse immediately with lukewarm water.
In order to maintain the waterproof performance, it is recommended to replace the once waterproof packing in one year. Please consult our service representative for replacement of waterproof packing. (Surcharge)

 

For impact function

Impact the performance of this camera, pursuant to the measurement method of MIL-Standard 810F Method 516.5-Shock, our own standards (height: 1.2m, falling surface: thickness 5cm plywood) has cleared a drop test to You.
If you give a shock, such as Do not drop or hit the camera, waterproof performance is not guaranteed.
It does not guarantee non-breakage and trouble-free under all conditions.

 

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Best point and shoot camera under 10000 in 2015

Selection of a digital point and shoot camera below Rs 10K is a tough task when with many requirements like More ‘MegaPixels’, More ‘Zoom’ and More ‘Exposure’ comes in the mind made the purchasing decision more tough. Still, you must know that a camera having more ‘Megapixels’ may not give better picture quality too. Also, Optical zoom important than digital zoom. A lot of other things to be considered before selection of your desired camera under Rs 10000. You may not be able to purchase a DSLR quality camera with under Rs 10,000 price range, but some help you will get through this article.

These are best point and shoot camera under 10000 with attractive features.

 

1. Nikon Coolpix L340 Point & Shoot Camera

 Key Features of Nikon Coolpix L340 Point & Shoot Camera
Key Features of Nikon Coolpix L340 Point & Shoot Camera
  • 20.2 Megapixels Camera
  • f/3.1 – f/5.9 Aperture
  • CCD Image Sensor
  • USB Support
  • 3 inch HVGA TFT LCD Screen
  • ISO 80 – 1600

Selling Price Rs. 9,799

 

2. Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Point & Shoot

Key Features of Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Point & Shoot Camera
Key Features of Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Point & Shoot Camera
  • ISO 100 – 1600 (Auto)
  • HD Recording
  • CCD Sensor
  • 16 Megapixels Camera
  • 3 inch LCD Screen
  • f/3.4 – f/5.8

Selling Price Rs. 9,990

 

3. Nikon Coolpix S7000 Point & Shoot Camera

Nikon Coolpix S7000 Point & Shoot Camera
Key features of Nikon Coolpix S7000 Point & Shoot Camera
  • 16 Megapixels Camera
  • 3 inch TFT LCD Screen
  • f/3.4 – f/6.5 Aperture
  • ISO 125 – 6400 (Auto)
  • Full HD Recording
  • CMOS Image Sensor
  • NFC Support

Selling Price Rs. 8,940

 

4. Nikon Coolpix S2900 Point & Shoot Camera

Key Features of Nikon Coolpix S2900 Point & Shoot Camera
Key Features of Nikon Coolpix S2900 Point & Shoot Camera
  • ISO 80 – 3200 (Auto)
  • f/3.2 – f/6.5 Aperture
  • 20.1 Megapixels Camera
  • CCD Image Sensor
  • 2.7 inch TFT LCD Screen
  • HD Recording

Selling Price Rs. 4,499

 

5. Canon Digital IXUS 170 Point & Shoot Camera

Key Features of Canon Digital IXUS 170 Point & Shoot Camera
Key Features of Canon Digital IXUS 170 Point & Shoot Camera
  • 20 Megapixels Camera
  • ISO 100 – 800 (Auto)
  • HD Support
  • 2.7 inch LCD
  • f/3.6 – f/7

Selling Price Rs. 6,799

 

6. Samsung MV800 Point & Shoot Camera

Key Features of Samsung MV800 Point & Shoot Camera
Key Features of Samsung MV800 Point & Shoot Camera
  • 16.15
  • Samsung Digital Camera products are covered with 2 years domestic warranty, including only manufacturing defects and services, but not defects due to mishandling.
  • 3
  • 5x
  • 1/2.3

Selling Price Rs. 9,899best point and shoot camerabest point and shoot camera indiabest point and shoot camera 2014best advanced point and shoot camera
best point and shoot camera under 500best point and shoot camera under 10000best point and shoot camera for low light

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