HTC One A9: Branded smartphone with good processor and interface

INTRODUCTION:

                High Tech Computer Corporation, abbreviated as HTC is a Taiwanese Telecommunications company. This company is well known for its high end and good quality smartphones with trustable features. One of its recent and successful launches is the HTC One A9 smartphone. HTC started producing its HTC One series of smartphones with both the Android and Windows OS. All the phones in this series were ensured to have touch screens and big displays accompanied by HTC Sense. Out of this series the HTC One A9 was claimed to be a hero product by its CEO. This smartphone was a major come back for HTC after its failure with the One M9 previously. This smartphone is promised to have an amazing interface with good display. This is the only the Non-Nexus phone that is being launched with pre – installed Android Marshmallow OS. Also, an additional feature is the presence of a fingerprint sensor. Now, let us discuss in full depth in this HTC One A9 Review.
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LAUNCH PRICE & DATE:

                   HTC One A9 was announced on 20th October 2015 and was finally released in November 2015. During its launch, it was priced at INR 29,990/-.         

DESIGN & DIMENSIONS:

                   This smartphone comes with a full metal body finish like most of its HTC phones. This has a very thin and highly sleek look. This is made of thin metal coating with a durable inner body. The actual thickness of this smartphone is just 7.3 mm. It comes with a length of 145.8 mm and a breadth of 70.8 mm. Known for its exceptionally lightweight smartphones, yet again it has kept up that reputation. Weighing just 143g HTC One A9 is sure very convenient to carry around. It comes in different choice of colours like Opal Silver, Carbon Grey, Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold.

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DISPLAY:

                   This smartphone comes with the beautiful AMOLED display curved aptly at the edges. This gives it a nice smooth finish and a classy look too. The display is of the capacitive type and has 16 M variance. The size of the display is 5.0 inches. This makes the phone comfortably fit in the palm by not being too huge. The screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels with an approximate screen to body ratio of 67 %. Also the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which gives resistance against scratches. The display is supported by the HTC Sense interface.

OS & PROCESSOR:

                    It comes pre installed with the most updated version of the Android OS, v 6.0 (Marshmallow). The chipset aiding its operation is Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617. The processing is carried out by a pair of CPU chips, the Quad – Core Cortex – A53 each with different processor speeds. One runs at 1.5 GHz and the other at 1.2 GHz. The GPU used here is Adreno 405.

STORAGE SPECS:

                    HTC One A9 comes with two internal storage variations. One with a 16 GB internal memory accompanied by a 2 GB RAM. The other one is a 32GB model with a 3 GB RAM. The best part about its storage is the availability of expandable storage using a microSD card. Externally storage can be expanded up to a max of 2TB.

BATTERY CAPACITY:

                   This smartphone comes with a non– removable Li – Ion battery. It has a capacity of around 2150 mAh. This is below average considering the cost of the smartphone. It provides a talk time of up to 16 h. The standby time it promises is around 18 days. While on music and video playback it lasts up to 60 h and 12 hrs respectively.

MULTIMEDIA:

                 Camera: It comes with both a front and a back camera. The back camera comes with 13MP clarity and the front camera with just a disappointing 4 MP clarity. The additional technical features of the back camera are the Dual LED flash and lens aperture size of f/2.0. Other supportive and enhancing features are Sapphire crystal lens cover, Voice Activation, Back Illuminated Sensor(BSI) and the other default features too.

                Audio: One of the best audio experiences can be obtained from HTC One A9 device. It comes with a built in DAC which converts the 16 – bit audio to a 24 – bit rich sound with high resolution. This gives the audio an enormous depth and makes the experience soulful. Also, the presence of the Dolby Audio Surround feature gives a new amplified output through the speakers. It also has a functional FM radio option.

                Video: The camera can record videos at 1920 x 1080p resolution at 30fps. It also supports features like Hyperlapse, Video sharing and calling. It supports all default video formats.

CONNECTIVITY:

                 This smartphone comes with only one sim capacity. This is seen a major disadvantage by many especially with such a high-end pricing of the phone. The sim is of nano type and works with GSM network. This sim is compatible with 4G/LTE and also with 4G in India(band 40). It also comes with other the standard wireless connectivity features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v 4.1.

QUICK OVERVIEW

                 Score: HTC One A9 has received a feature score of 78 for the 16GB version and 82 for the 32GB version on Pricejugaad.com. This phone hence has a decent score and can be considered for purchase.

                 Features: The advantages in this phone are blatantly it’s good OS and interface along with a powerful display. The most disappointing feature is its battery capacity.

The Ultimate Guide To Help You Leverage Power of Apps in Financial Markets

Technology is a boon to humanity, and Android has proved itself as one. It has helped users over the world to switch to a platform that is more easy and efficient to handle. In the field of stock markets, while the 50’s were all about newspapers, the 90s brought in the era of television, 2000s was all about the websites and this decade is all about the mobile app. Every successive stage, hands over more power to the user than the previous one.

How Mobile apps have brought in revolution

Information holds the key in stock markets and pretty much everything that goes around it. Getting access to the right information at the right time is extremely crucial for any information. Now, you can even buy or sell script while commuting. You don’t even have to feel guilty about asking your brokers a lot of questions. Many brokers companies like India Infoline have their own mobile apps that help users to watch stock quote and almost about everything on the go.

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Explained: How it works


Once you download a stock market app, like IIFL markets Moneycontrol, etc. you open it and go through a small registration process. While some make is necessary for users to supply details before using the app, others like IIFL keep a guest login option citing privacy concerns – a practice that users across the spectrum appreciate.
Most of the stock market apps allow you add script or stocks to your watch list. Moreover, you can look amongst your preferred stocks, or you can also look for all the listed scripts on the respective financial market.

Trading
Only the apps that are run by financial market brokers allow that. Say if you have India Infoline as your broker, then, you can use their IIFL markets and start trading, and if you don’t, then you can use it to watch scripts and place a call for trading either on your broker’s website or by calling them. Since both looking at scripts and call happens on the same device – which is your smartphone – it saves you a lot of time and money.

Costs
Apps come with another advantage, and that is, unlike television or newspapers, where you either pay to the channel via DTH operator or the newspaper company, you don’t have to shell out any money for using these apps. They are free of cost, and there are absolutely no fees for putting stocks on your watch list, etc.  However, you do pay a brokerage for the transaction as per your regular brokerage tariff.

Fast trade: The mobile advantage
Say a new breaks up and you really want to take a call on stock quickly, calling your broker can take a few minutes, and the same holds good for your computer – which you may have to turn on and then open browser, go to website, etc. but with app you can do it all at one go.

Apps have really added a new dimension to stock market trading and, therefore, it is getting more popular than it was ever before.

Bulk SMS API

In today’s occupied world where there are advancements and upgrades in each field one needs to stay joined and in a state of harmony with each and every breath of their lives. In the event that you are not overhauled on the basics in your field you are out of rivalry. This pattern is a life saver of all business associations where they have to stay joined with every one of their clients, and keep them fulfilled on administrations and qualities. This prompts client maintenance and more business prospects through a fulfilled one. Be that as it may, how does an association accomplish this with planning, restricted staff, and getting complete results proficiently? This is the place today’s advancements of the techno world come helpful. One such easy to use innovation is SMS gateway API.

For another client it can be hard to comprehend the complete quintessence of the mode. Along these lines a little data on this will be crucial. Suppose you have a site application which tells individuals day by day horoscope or say moment to moment cricket score. How does a man access this data while voyaging, when not associated with his PC? This is when SMS API application comes into picture. It goes about as an interface/entryway/server or a centre man in a layman’s language. Also, here on the application gets the chance to work and SMS such points of interest to an extensive rundown of clients immediately.

The above works effectively in a converse request too. At the point when the clients need to place most recent news on different social destinations, they do as such utilizing their PDAs by means of SMS. Accordingly this SMS server goes about as a scaffold between the SMS and the social site. The application gives a basic joining of the SMS capacities of your associations, straightforward site or an unpredictable informing framework. There are numerous suppliers of this application in the business sector. You can pick the one that suits you the most. It works like enchantment where no mobile assembles or individual conferences or sends are required, yet guaranteeing that your message is conveyed totally and to your objective clients.

Other than the benefit of sending bulk SMS API to distinctive clients on the double there are different focal points surprisingly like, it works day in and day out relentless. Messages in distinctive structure can be conveyed like Text, Picture, Flash, Binary or Unicode messages. The application is bolstered by different cell or remote transporters furthermore landlines. It is additionally upheld by different programming dialects. Leaving the specialized cerebral pain to the supplier of the application and its administrations one can simply be in synch with the present issues. Say as a business site you need to tell your purchaser the status of the conveyance of the thing purchased, let them know it and make them feel unique and secured in the meantime.

 

 

Qualcomm Details Snapdragon 820's Hexagon 680 DSP Coprocessor

Qualcomm is sharing information morsel by morsel in its run-up to the launch of the Snapdragon 820 processor next year. At the Hot Chips conference, the chipmaker detailed the digital signal processor it is coupling with its forthcoming SoC, similar to Apple’s M7 and M8 coprocessors that offload certain tasks from their corresponding SoCs to save battery life and deliver increased performance.

Called the Hexagon 680 DSP (digital signal processor), it has been designed to handle some of main processor’s tasks, such as motion tracking, and introduce improvements in camera capability of the device by taking better images and videos at low light and significantly reduce its battery usage.

The Hexagon 680 DSP is meant to improve the low-power motion tracking, low light photo shoots, and media playback, Qualcomm said. The company said that it hopes that the DSP will substantially improve the performance and power.

The chip includes a separate digital signal processor for handling the data it gleans from different sensors. This would allow the Hexagon 680 to simultaneously process a number of things in the background, and get accurate data while sipping less battery. The Hexagon 680 also improves performance of virtual reality and augmented reality apps.

(Also see: Qualcomm Launches Adreno 510 and Adreno 530 GPUs; Due in Early 2016)

“The aptly named “low power island” is designed to improve the battery life of always-on use cases, including step or activity counters as well as sensor-assisted positioning (using your phones’ sensors to provide more accurate location when you don’t have a strong GPS signal),” the company wrote in a blog post.

The second feature aims to bolster a device’s imaging sophistication. The added hardware offers support for advanced imaging and computer vision when used with the recently introduced Qualcomm Spectra camera ISP, company’s image signal processor. The company said that this would significantly improve a camera’s performance under low-light conditions.

(Also see: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC Specifications Leak Ahead of Launch)

It does so by tapping both ISP and DSP to “adaptively brighten areas of both video and photos that would otherwise appear too dark.” The company claims that the Snapdragon 820, thanks to the Hexagon 680, will perform operations faster and use only 10 percent of the power.

Lenovo Vibe P1 With 5000mAh Battery Listed by Online Retailer

Craving for a high-end smartphone with great battery life? Lenovo may have something for you. The Lenovo Vibe P1 has been listed on a third-party Chinese online retailer, hinting at an imminent launch. The phone, which could possibly launch at the IFA trade show event next month, has a mammoth 5000mAh battery.

The same device was reportedly recently spotted on Chinese certification website Tenaa, but there it revealed a difference set of specifications. As per the online retailer, the Lenovo Vibe P1 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with the Adreno 405 GPU, and 3GB of RAM. The device comes with 16GB internal storage which can be expanded using a microSD card should you need more storage.

The listing further reveals that the Vibe P1 has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel snapper placed upfront. On the connectivity front, the dual-SIM capable Vibe P1 supports 4G LTE. The highlight of the Android 5.1-based Vibe P1, however, is its 5,000mAh battery. It seems to support 24-watt charging capability, which could charge the device a bit faster.

The pricing of the device, however, could be a downer to many. Pandawill.com lists the device at the equivalent of Rs. 20,500, which is too much for a device that largely has identical features as theXiaomi’s Mi 4i (priced at Rs. 12,999) and Lenovo’s K3 Note (priced at Rs. 9,999), except for the larger battery.

We will get a confirmation in less than two weeks as the phone is expected to be launched at the IFA trade show in Berlin, which kicks of on September 4.

Samsung Galaxy O7 Variant Reportedly Passes Bluetooth SIG Certification

As was tipped last week, Samsung might be preparing to launch the Galaxy O series VR-centric smartphones, tipped to be called the Galaxy O7 (SM-G600) and Galaxy O5 (SM-G550). Now, a new Samsung mobile device with with model name SM-G6000 has passed the Bluetooth SIG certification – adding some credibility to the rumour.

While the Bluetooth SIG certification (spotted by GforGames) of the product does not reveal the final name, it does hint towards a carrier version of the Galaxy O7 (SM-G600). The certification however in itself confirms the device comes with Bluetooth support. While it is a possibility that the Galaxy O series could be VR-centric phones, some reports point to it being the new name for the consumer-facing Gear VR headset. The design description of the SM-G6000 says “Samsung Mobile Device”, which could be from a smartphone to even a standalone wireless VR headset.

It is worth noting that the rumoured Galaxy O range of devices are said to be designed in partnership with Facebook-owned Oculus VR, the company that’s also collaborating with Samsung for the consumer-facing Gear VR headset. Last week, an analyst said that the Oculus VR’s upcoming Connect2 developer conference could see the announcement of an all-in-one wireless VR headset, the Samsung Galaxy O series of smartphones, or the release date of the Oculus Rift consumer edition. The Connect2 conference is scheduled from September 23 till 25.

First tipped last week by Sammobile, there are no details surrounding the Galaxy O series beyond the model names (SM-G550 and SM-G600 for the Galaxy O5 and Galaxy O7 respectively) and now rumours about the virtual reality focus.

LG Google Nexus 5 (2015) Specifications Tipped in New Leak

The rumoured Google Nexus 5 (2015) smartphone, expected to be made by LG, has again come under the spotlight as a new list of specifications have surfaced on the Web. The specifications come from China’s popular blogging website, Weibo.

The post on the blogging website (viaPhonearena) shows an image mentioning the processor, display resolution, RAM, and camera details of the unannounced Nexus 5 (2015).

According to the post, the smartphone would feature a 5.2-inch QHD display resolution, which calculates to a pixel density of 565ppi, and will be powered by the hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor along with Adreno 418 GPU. Besides sporting 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, the handset would be housing a 13-megapixel camera powered by Sony IMX278 sensor, offering optical image stabilisation. No other details were posted on the website.

The post added that the rear camera on the LG-made Nexus 5 (2015) smartphone can also outperform the rear camera on the Huawei-made Nexus, something which remains to be seen. The front-facing camera is said to include a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, based on the selfie image said to have taken by a Google employee from the Nexus 5 (2015) last week. However, there aren’t too many days left before Google reveals the smartphones – the search giant generally launches the handsets in the latter half of October.

As for the Huawei-made Nexus smartphone, the device was recently leaked in a couple of images. The smartphone is tipped to sport 64GB of inbuilt storage and the MSM8994 SoC aka the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. It may also feature a USB Type-C port. A 5.7-inch display, front-facing speakers and a fingerprint scanner are also tipped

Nexus 5 (2015) Specifications Leaked

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard quite a lot about the upcoming Nexus smartphones. Rumors suggest we’ll see two Nexus devices this year, one from Huawei and one from LG.

Recently, the specifications of the alleged LG Nexus 5 (2015) leaked on to the internet, revealing what we can expect from the upcoming handset from Google.

As per the new leak, the alleged LG Nexus 5 (2015) will boast a 5.2-inch display sporting a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels, a Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM. The leaked information further reveals a 13MP camera on the back featuring Sony-made IMX 278 sensor and optical image stabilization to capture sharp and stunning images. There’s no word about the front-facing camera, but previous rumors mention a 5MP front-facing sensor.

The report doesn’t mention anything about the availability or pricing of the handset, but it’s not coming out for another few weeks. Usually, Google unveils the new Nexus devices in October so we may have to wait a little longer for the handset to make an official appearance.

We’ll update you as soon as we get any more information about the upcoming Google Nexust 5.

European Galaxy Note 5 Appears At The FCC

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When Samsung announced their Galaxy Note 5 smartphone the device was not announced for Europe, which suggested that Samsung had decided not to launch the handset in Europe.

Now a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the model number SM-920F has appeared at the FCC.

In the past Samsung’s devices with the ‘F’ model number have been released in Europe, so this new version of the Galaxy Note 5 could be the European version of the device.

As a reminder, the Note 5 comes with an octa core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor and 4GB of RAM, the handset also comes with a 5.7 inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

Other specifications on the Note 5 include a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of non expandable storage, there is also front and rear facing cameras. The front camera on the device is a 5 megapixel version and the rear camera is a 16 megapixel version. The device also comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 3000 mAh battery.

If Samsung does decide to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, the handset could possible launch later this month, there is a rumored launch date for the device of the 28th of August. As soon as we get some more information on whether Samsung will launch the handset in Europe, we will let you guys know.

Samsung Responds To S-Pen Issue On The Galaxy Note 5

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Yesterday we heard about a potential issue on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the issue occurs when a user inserts the S-Pen into the handset the wrong way, when this is done the S-Pen gets stuck and it breaks the pen detection on the handset

Samsung has now responded to the reports of the issue and has given a statement to the BBC, which you can see below.

We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S-Pen in the other way around, said Samsung.

It would appear that Samsung also mentions the issue in its instruction manual for the Galaxy Note 5 which you can see in the picture below.