Friday, March 20, 2015


One Plus One

  • 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
  • 162 g
  • CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
  • Adreno 330, 578MHz
  • 3 GB LP-DDR3 RAM at 1866MHz
  • 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
  • 3100 mAh LiPo battery
  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
  • 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • 5.5 inch JDI 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 13 Megapixel - Sony Exmor IMX 214 camera, 5 Megapixel front-facing camera

In line with OnePlus’ invite system, users in India will need an invite to purchase the Silk White One, the same invite may be used to purchase either the 16GB or 64GB version. Users interested in purchasing the device can visit OnePlus’ Indian Facebook page or the OnePlus Forum to participate in a contest to receive an invite today.

Differing only in storage capacity, the 16GB Silk White OnePlus One has the same internal specifications as its as its 64GB Sandstone Black counterpart. The OnePlus One sports a large 5.5-inch LTPS ( Sharp’s Low Temperature PolySilicon) IPS display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. The device runs on a customised version of CyanogenMod ROM called CM 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The One is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and features a 13MP camera along with a 3100 mAh battery. The Silk White OnePlus One is also supports 4G LTE.

  Google Nexus 6

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor at up to 2.7GHz
  • 32/64GB storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • Android Lollipop 5.0
  • 13MP main camera with optical stabilisation, dual-LED flash, support for 4K video at 30fps
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • 2560 x 1440 pixels, 5.96 inch Quad HD AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • 82x159x10.4mm
  • 183g

Google has partnered with Motorola to launch the new Nexus 6 smartphone which has a huge 6-inch screen with Quad HD display. It also runs Android 5.0 aka Android Lollipop. As far as specs of the Google Nexus 6 are concerned, it has a 6-inch screen with Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440×2560 which comes to around 493 pixels per inch. The processor 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 GPU, backed by 3GB of RAM. The phone is fuelled by a 3220 mAh battery, which Google claims provides up to 24 hours of battery life.

Sony Xperia Z3

  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS
  • 5.2in Triluminos Display (1080x1920, 424ppi)
  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 20.7Mp rear camera AF with LED Flash
  • 2.2Mp front camera
  • Video recording at up to 2160p
  • Wi-Fi up tp
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE Cat 4
  • Nano-SIM
  • 3100mAh battery
  • Dust and waterproof (IP68)
  • 72x146x7.3mm
  • 152g
Sony Xperia Z3 sports the same Snapdragon 801 SoC but the quad-core processor is not clocked at 2.5GHz instead of 2.3GHz as was the case with Xperia Z2. Apart from this the Z3 comes with Android 4.4.4 out of the box as opposed to the Z2 which has Android 4.4.2. Barring these two features, most other specifications are pretty much identical on both the Z2 and Z3. While the Sony Xperia Z2 came in just the 16GB variant, the Z3 comes in 16GB as well as 32GB variants. We tested the 16GB variant which offers usable memory of 11.5GB.

Some of the similar features include: 3GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 5.2-inch full HD IPS screen, Triluminous display with the X-Reality engine and so on. On the camera front, the Z3 sports the same 20.7MP 1 / 2.3-inch sensor camera with a 2.2MP front facing camera. The rear camera allows you to shoot 4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps. The battery capacity on the Z3 is 3100mAh, which is a 100mAh less than that on the Z2.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS
  • 5.7in SuperAMOLED display (1440x2560), 515 ppi
  • 2.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 16Mp rear camera laser AF with optical image stabilistaion
  • 3.7Mp front camera
  • Video recording at up to 4K
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • NFC
  • Infrared
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate monitor
  • UV sensor
  • A-GPS
  • 4G LTE (Cat 6)
  • Micro-SIM
  • 11.9Wh (3220mAh) battery
  • 79x154x8.7mm
  • 175g
Considering this is the flagship Samsung product, it houses the top of the line specifications. For starters it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system on chip which houses four Krait 450 processors clocked at 2.65GHz along with Adreno 420 GPU clocked at 600 MHz. This is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage of which 7.34GB is used for system memory. On the camera front you have a 16MP rear camera and a 3.7MP front-facing camera. Samsung has carried forward the heart-rate monitor which was seen on the Samsung Galaxy S5, on to the Note 4.


Apple IPhone 6 Plus

  • A8 processor chip with 64bit architecture and M8 co-processor
  • 5.5-inch 'Retina HD' screen with resolution of 1920 x 1080, pixel density of 401ppi and 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • Rear-facing camera ('New iSight camera') with 8Mp photos, ƒ/2.2, optical image stabilisation and 1080p video recording
  • Front-facing ('FaceTime' camera) with 1.2Mp photos, ƒ/2.2, 720p video recording and burst mode
  • 16GB/64GB/128GB storage
  • Lightning connector
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner
  • 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm
  • 172g
A8 chip with 64bit architecture, and a M8 co-processor. Said to offer approximately 25 percent higher speed - on paper - than the iPhone 5s's A7 chip, and 50 percent greater graphics performance. Obviously we would insert the usual caveat about current apps being quite comfortably handled by the A7 so that any actual performance improvements won't become noticeable until more demanding apps are written for the A8. More of a future-proofing component than a short-term benefit. 5.5-inch 'Retina HD' screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 401ppi; 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical). 8Mp photos; f/2.2;optical image stabilisation; 1080p video recording. 6GB, 64GB and 128GB

Xiaomi Mi 4

  • Screen Type IPS HD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Screen Size   5.0 inches
  • Screen Resolution  1920 x 1080
  • Number of Colours            16M
  • Processor
  • Processor     Quad Core
  • Speed            2.5 GHz
  • Memory
  • Internal Memory    16GB, 3GB RAM
  • Camera Features
  • Sensor Resolution  13MP
  • Front facing camera          8MP

Mi4 features a 5-inch full-HD display and a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the handset has company’s MIUI 6 on top. A 13MP rear shooter and a massive 8MP snapper comes paired with the device.