The G-Spot – August 2014

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THE BEST OF NEW SMARTPHONE BRANDS

Here is a low-down on some new players in the smartphone market

gionee elife e7GIONEE ELIFE E7 – Rs. 26,999

FEATURES
* 2.2 GHz processor, Quad-core Snapdragon 800
* Android 4.4.2 operating system (Kitkat) 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1080×1920
* 2GB RAM and 16GB storage capacity
* 2500 mAH battery life
* 16 megapixel primary camera, 8 megapixel secondary camera

PROS
* Extremely good display backed by a smart design
* Excellent camera, more than what most phones offer in this price range
* Dependable battery life, over 9 hours of constant usage
* Has most top end features that are trending currently

CONS
* 2GB RAM for a 16GB phone is insufficient
* Does not have a very complying android skin.

amazon fire phoneAMAZON FIRE PHONE – Rs. 38,990

FEATURES
* 2.2 GHz processor, Quad-core Snapdragon 800
* 4.7 inch display, 720x1280p resolution
* 32GB storage with 2GB RAM
* Fire OS 3.5.0
* 2400 mAH battery life
*13 megapixel primary camera, 2.1 megapixel secondary camera

PROS
* Strong and able configuration
* Exclusive features and applications
* Free cloud storage and a year of Amazon membership

CONS
* Non-expandable storage
* All search terms recorded and sent to Amazon’s main server

Obi-Octopus-S520OBI OCTOPUS S520 – Rs. 11,990

FEATURES
*5 inch HD display with 720x1280p resolution
*Android 4.4.2 operating system (Kitkat)
* 1.7 GHz processor
*8 megapixel primary camera, 2 megapixel secondary camera
* 1GB RAM with 8GB storage with expandable memory up to 32GB
* 1800 mAH battery life

PROS
* A very reasonable octa-core processor powered phone
* Impressive, sleek body

CONS
* Insufficient RAM for these specs
* Low battery capacity

FINAL VERDICT: Users should give the Amazon Fire Phone a little more time in the market to improve upon its shortcomings in the privacy area. Although Obi Octopus S520 looks promising and rather pocket friendly, we recommend Gionee Elife E7 as it has a fabulous operating system, a good quality display and great front and back cameras.

 

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