Xiaomi Mi3 review, price, specs: Xiaomi Mi3 has been gaining popularity and acclaim beyond its selected markets for its impressive features and competitive price. When it was first released, 100,000 units was sold instantly, which has since then become a headline story for many tech sites. The announcement and feature of its upcoming version this December maybe a sign that Xiaomi is moving towards a market that will expand its reach. According to Xiaomi, the newest version of the Xiaomi Mi3 which is updated almost every week, will be coming this December boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor chip set that will also have 3G WCDMA support. The Snapdragon 800 processor of the soon-to-be launched version is improved and will also allow the $330 device to be used beyond China’s 3G TD-SCDMA network. The Xiaomi Mi3 specs which is labeled as the fastest smartphone yet from the company, has a 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel SONY camera with dual-LED module and 3050mAh battery. Phone Arena noted that the Xiaomi Mi3 is also one of the very first smartphones to incorporate the new Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard which runs on the less busy 5GHz band. The gadget review and news site said that because
Dell Venue 8 Pro review, specs: The Dell Pro 8 Tablet also known as the Venue 8 Pro has been getting positive reviews all over the web reports Zdnet.com. According to Zdnet, one may think that going from a 7-inch to an 8-inch tablet is a trivial change but in reality, it makes a really big difference. Compared to Google Nexus 7 and Kindle HDX which are premium 7-inch tablets, the Dell Pro 8 which runs Windows 8.1 proved to be the better of the 3. The added 1 inch of screen real estate comes in very handy when you have to read emails, books or news while still managing to remain comfortable in the hand. The Venue 8 Pro was not made to have a flashy design. It has a front panel that is all glass and a black bezel which has the embedded 1.2MP camera. The back is made out of black plastic with another 5MP camera on top of Dell’s logo. So as to be easier to hold, the plastic has been ribbed for more grip. Despite not being flashy, the Dell Venue tablet weighs just under 400g and comes with a fast Bay Trail Atom CPU
Users of Nexus 10 2 can now install the official Android 4.4 KitKat update on their tablets. As posted on International Business Times, the official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Google’s 10-inch tablet has recently rolled out. The firmware, available via Over-the-Air or OTA update bears the build number KRT16S. Accordingly, the latest firmware for the Nexus 10 is a bug-fix update, which arrived after the release of the Android 4.4 KitKat KRt16O firmware. Since the release of the official Android 4.4 KitKat is done in phases, owners of Nexus 10 may have to wait first before the firmware arrives on their region. But to those who are eagerly excited to install the official Android 4.4 KitKat update, they can opt for the manual installation process. Visit this post on IB Times to learn two methods available for installing the official Android 4.4 KitKat, one for the rooted Nexus 10 devices, and the other one is for the non-rooted. But before installing the official Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 10, there are requirements to follow first. First, Nexus 10 owners should make sure that the appropriate USB driver for the Nexus 10 is installed on the computer. Second, the
When the iPhone 5s release date was revealed, a lot of fans and consumers flocked to Apple stores just to get their hands on the new handset via several affordable contracts. More than two months after the release, Apple now offers its unlocked edition. According to a report from GSM Arena , the iPhone 5s unlocked edition will be available in several US carriers as well as the Apple store. When we say unlocked, it only means the phone will not be ‘stuck’ to just one carrier. A consumer who has an unlocked version of the iPhone 5s can insert and use any US-issued SIM card without any problems. The unlocked versions of the gray, gold, or silver color schemes of the iPhone 5s is available starting at $649 for the 16GB edition, while the 32GB variant would be available for $749. For consumers who are looking for massive storage capacity, the 64GB edition of the iPhone 5s will set them back at $849. The phone comes with a nano-SIM card slot where you can place any SIM card of your choice. Once you made the order, expect the phone to be delivered right to your doorstep within 3 business
For the past couple of years, Huawei has been one of the rising OEMs in the Android platform. If you are looking for exceptional upcoming Android phones in 2013, you may want to take a look at the Chinese manufacturer’s rumored phablet. Dubbed as the Ascend Mate 2, the rumored phone allegedly boasts a huge 6.1-inch IPS display with 1080 resolution, perfect for visual excellence in video playback and gaming. In addition, the phone reportedly sports HiSilicon’s latest Kirin910 chipset with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor with 2GB of RAM for lightning fast performance. The Mali-450 GPU also boasts impressive graphic performance to run mid-tier to high-tier game titles. There is no information yet on the phone’s camera, though there would be 16GB of internal storage and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board the rumored Ascend Mate 2. Lastly, there is the Emotion UI on top of basic Android to give the device its own personality. As of the moment, availability, pricing and release date have yet to be announced.
iPad Air reviews and update: The features of Apple’s newest 9.7-inch tablet bearing the fastest processor for the tablet, a chipset that has enhanced it’s battery life and a design that makes it easy to carry with one hand are all impressive. The steep $499.00 price tag is like in many Apple products, the greatest challenge. But according to ZDNet, though Apple’s fifth-generation tablet is faster, nicer and lighter, it’s still a “premium-priced device.” One of the downsides the tech site noted about the gadget is that it is expensive, especially if you want to accessorized the product for maximum business activity. The base model starts at $499 in the U.S. In terms of design, the new iPad Air lives up to its name. It’s much lighter and thinner than the previous-generation iPad 4. In a review by ZDNet, it noted that it’s 20 percent thinner (7.5mm versus 9.4mm) and 28 percent lighter (469g versus 652g for wi-fi only, 478g versus 662g for wi-fi-plus-LTE). The new tablet is also 8.9 percent slimmer, primarily brought by thinner bezels. The 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor in the tablet makes it a very fast device. The A7 delivers twice the processing
EVGA Tegra Note 7 review, specs: The 7-inch gaming device is decent for its price and the specs are good enough for the $200 price tag, which makes it one of the most affordable tablets around. The new device by the makers of the NVIDIA Tegra processors began shipping the gadget November 19. Specs for the EVGA Tegra Note 7 include a 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera and video recording at 1080p. It starts at 16GB storage but with the microSD, it can have up to 64GB storage capacity. The device will have a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor and a Wi-Fi compatibility at dual-band 802.11 b/g/n. It’ll have Android 4.2.2 out of the box, but there’s always a possibility that with a new device like this, either the Android 4.4 KitKat or Android 4.3 Jelly Bean could be available. Despite the price though, reviews on the device have described the new gadget as just OK, noting that in a market with a sea of tablets available, the $200 device is easily overshadowed by the slightly more expensive $230 Nexus 7. Engadget also notes the despite the EVGA Tegra Note 7 having powerful Tegra 4 chip, the compromises are obvious.