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Old 27th April 2013, 00:11   #14731
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Checkout the Sony Xperia ZL. Its got everything from the Z, even the 5" HD screen, and loses the infamous plastic cover for a nicely textured plastic / rubber pad on the rear panel. Street price with B & W is 33K.
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May also check Sony SP, priced 26k on flipkart, specs are similar to Htc1x+, which is newly launched.
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Old 27th April 2013, 00:20   #14732
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So my S III had its first fall from about 4feet & it survived! Had an anxiety attack almost thinking something worse is in store but thankfully that wasn't the case.
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Price alert for Samsung Galaxy S4.

It is available for Rs.39490/- (2000 off) with a gift coupon.

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So is there anything that S4 only can do that Canvas hd cant?

You asked for it-
-The S4 has more screen resolution-More Crisp visuals
-The quality of screen itself is much better-AMOLED is very bright
-The A116 is only Dual Band phone-Good luck using it when travelling internationally
-THe S4(and many other smartphones) have MHL to give a TV out
The S4 has Wifi-Direct + Dual Band Wifi and support for the new 802.11ac
-The S4 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3
-Better Camera and ability to shoot videos on both the cameras simultaneously
-Regular Samsung features like Multi-WIndow,Air View
-has NFC + IR blaster
-Comes with 4.2 outof the box, 5.0 update is promised and possibly even more(going by the updates to SII)
-It has a bigger battery
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You asked for it-
Wrt to most of the additional features it provides (other than basic enhancements like battery, etc), question is how much of it going to be used on a daily basis! A friend of mine who graduated from Note 2 to Grand feels hardly any difference with his daily usage.

I guess the biggest aspect is the bling factor.

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Not really - If one is using heavy resource dependent games, then the improved processor, RAM, ROM and internal memory will make a difference
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What is an acceptable SAR rating? Is this OK?

0.75 W/kg (head) 0.77 W/kg (body)

What does this mean?

HSDPA 900 / 2100

Will that be OK for Airtel 3g? What does Airtel 3g run on?

Thanks for any help guys.

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SAR of 0.77w/kg is on the higher side. EDIT - Guess it is not so high when compared to some phones

This means the phone radiation is at that level which is 0.77 watts per kilogram.

HSDPA 900/2100 is the frequency bands that it can operate on.

Experts could guide better

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S4groupcan do followingand browserwhich canvas HD can't.
How much they are useful is personal choice. Canvas HD is awesome at it's price point.

1. Hover UI (air view with out pen stylus)
2. Tight integration of filesystem with cloud your files gets backed
Up on dropbox . This is different then using dropbox APK.
3. 360 degree capture with 2 camera
Eraser shot , hdr
4. Smart scrolling by looking at browser.
5. Gesture control by wave of hand like turn to speakerphone whilecdriving by hand wave in air.
6. Speech translation speak in to phone and play out translation .
7. group play
8. Wifi direct, MHL HDMI connectivity, tv remote.
9. Better email client with activesync support and browser then stock android.
10. Free polaris office which needs to be purchased on canvas hd.


A15 instruction set and capability is quite advanced then A9 core. It even supports virtualizatiin similar to vmx on x86
Earlier A15 was being seen as Arm's attempt to move in server market.
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You asked for it-
-The S4 has more screen resolution-More Crisp visuals
-The quality of screen itself is much better-AMOLED is very bright
-The A116 is only Dual Band phone-Good luck using it when travelling internationally
-THe S4(and many other smartphones) have MHL to give a TV out
The S4 has Wifi-Direct + Dual Band Wifi and support for the new 802.11ac
-The S4 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3
-Better Camera and ability to shoot videos on both the cameras simultaneously
-Regular Samsung features like Multi-WIndow,Air View
-has NFC + IR blaster
-Comes with 4.2 outof the box, 5.0 update is promised and possibly even more(going by the updates to SII)
-It has a bigger battery
So in a nutshell, better of everything but nothing really that canvas hd or geonee dream cant do. that was the question really.

oh wait, there is an extra IR blaster in S4. Yes that justifies the 40k price.
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Guys,
where is the discussion headed ? S4 being compared to Mmx CHD ? Really ?

S4 has Exynos 5 Octa 5410, while the later has some Mediatek.

Note 2 and Grand are also being compared. Screen on the grand is very bad. Indians are value seekers agreed, but such discussions.

It is like comparing AUDI 2.0 TDi to Sonalika 2.0 TD

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Guys,
where is the discussion headed ? S4 being compared to Mmx CHD ? Really ?

S4 has the snapdragon S4 Pro, while the later has some Mediatek processor.

Note 2 and Grand are also being compared. Screen on the grand is very bad. Indians are value seekers agreed, but such discussions.
Exactly! I was ROFLing when somebody 'Graduated' from Note 2 to Grand and MMX is being compared to an S4!
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Kies is junk. Anyway, Kill all kies processes in your PC, relaunch it, upgrade it (if required) and then check. Most probably the update will pop-up. I would recommend PC Odin though!
Thanks, I went the Odin way. Kies never showed up the update. Initial feeling after the upgrade is good. Need to run it a bit more to get a proper feel.
Also have the good old 4.0.4 ready.
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Wrt to most of the additional features it provides (other than basic enhancements like battery, etc), question is how much of it going to be used on a daily basis! A friend of mine who graduated from Note 2 to Grand feels hardly any difference with his daily usage.

I guess the biggest aspect is the bling factor.
A graduation from Note 2 to Grand? I think your friend didn't do his homework while selecting the Note 2 then. Note series is definitely for people who like and want the big screen and the S-Pen experience. For anyone who is not intended to use these features, IMO Note is an overkill! I am using it as my daily driver for the past 3-4 months and all my meeting notes, scribbles, high level project designs are all on it. And the tight integration to Samsung and Dropbox cloud definitely increased my confidence of replacing my Scribble pad. I won't dare comparing it to a Grand. On a side note, I've sometimes misjudged Grand for an S3.
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For starters -
- The Design of the One is superior and gives a more premium feeling in hand. It looks and feel like a expensive product.
- The display of both are incredible but the One has the advantage of better viewing angle and more brightness leading to better readability in sunlight. It is definitely the most superior display on any phone as on date.
- The user interface (Sense 5.0) of One is more superior to the Touchwiz of the Samsung
- Don't go by megapixels but the camera on the One is superior and path breaking for a phone. The HTC One bucks the shortsighted trend toward more megapixels with an innovative sensor, image processor and lens that effectively form the UltraPixels setup.
- Speakers and call quality are superior on the One
- IR blaster remote on the One

Not to say that the One doesn't have any flaws -
- No expandable memory slot
- Non removable battery

PS - Engadget has spied upon a HTC ONE 'chinese' version with a dual sim slot and expandable memory. Now isn't that icing on the cake - http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/26/h...na-back-cover/
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These already are significant advantages.

The One also has a slightly smaller screen so easier to hold. The Camera performs much better in all conditions, especially Low-Light. The LoudSpeaker and the Microphone is also state of the art in the One.

The only thing missing is the Phone itself from the store shelves in India.

The Display is great, but the brightness would be below the Super AMOLED screen of the S4(at least theoretically, that is the implication)

The IR blaster is present on the S4 also, and it also comes with Samsung's own app+ Peel app to use the IR
Where are you getting these reports of the One sporting a better camera than the s4?

All the reviews show it to be better in low light conditions and shutter speed/lag other than that in general conditions the s4 produces better results most of the time.

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/921...e5-vs-lumia920

Although HTC is headed in the right direction with regards to camera tech, but it still has some time to mature.

Also the s4 also has an IR port and its dimensions are smaller than that of the One.
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