New Gadgets – October 2013


iPhone 5S
Rs. 50,000 (Expected)
iPhone 5C
Rs. 35,500 (Expected)
Apple has announced its latest smartphone line which will include an update to the iPhone 5 and a cheaper variant.


* 4 inch Retina display screen with 1136 × 640 resolution
* 8 MP rear camera with 1080p HD video recording
* 1.2 MP front camera with 720p HD video recording.
* 15 hours of battery life
* Dualband 802.11n Wi-Fi
* Up to 13-band LTE support

* iPhone 5S has a superior camera
* iPhone 5S has an A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor
* iPhone 5S has a fingerprint identity sensor
* iPhone 5C comes in 16 and 32 GB while iPhone 5S comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB
* iPhone 5S comes in 3 colours while the iPhone 5C comes in 5 vibrant colours

FINAL VERDICT: The iPhone 5S wins hands down especially since further updates will be available to the world’s first 64-bit processor smartphone.

iOS 7
The latest update to Apple’s operating system family has a new look and updated user interface.

* Bright new colours and new looks for app icons and change in fonts
* Swiping anywhere on the lock screen unlocks the iPhone
* Swiping the screen opens Control Center
* Folders open over the entire screen
* App updates for Camera, Mail, Photos, Safari, Compass, Messages and Settings
* New apps include Airdrop and Facetime

FINAL VERDICT: iOS 7 has mostly positive reviews. Anything new will take getting used visually but the improvements made by Apple are quite refreshing.

Rs. 14,990
Sony launched a new version of its smartwatch, which can sync with Android smartphones, with quite a few updates.

* 1.6-inch screen with 220 x 176 pixel resolution
* Syncs with Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich or later
* Battery life 3-4 days
* Comes with in-built apps with ability to install more
* Charges with micro USB port
* Bluetooth 3.0

FINAL VERDICT: It is relatively better than its competitors as well as cheaper. A useful device if you are looking to improve your smartphone experience.

Rs. 53,995
The 100D from Canon has features of an above entry level camera for those looking to take up photography.

* 18 megapixel DSLR camera
* 3 inch LCD display with 1040K resolution
* ISO 100-12800
* Shutter speed 30-1/4000
* Video recording at 1920 x 1080 resolution in 30 frames per second
* Weighs 370 grams
* One year warranty from purchase date

FINAL VERDICT: The 100D is a good camera. It is priced higher than entry level DSLR cameras and lower than semi-professional cameras since it falls in the same range when it comes to features.


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