ZOPO ZP998 Octacore Android Smartphone Review and Giveaway
See the best HTC One deals 7. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact We said that the HTC One Mini is best down sized flagship around, and at its price point it is, but if you’re willing to spend a little extra cash the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is well worth considering. Unlike the One Mini and Galaxy S4 Mini , Sony hasn’t reduced the specs of the Xperia Z1 Compact. Instead it’s kept the same 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, and 20.7MP camera from the Xperia Z1 and squashed it all into a smaller package. The one thing that does suffer is the screen, which is pushed down to 4.3 inches and sees its resolution slashed from full HD to 1280 x 720 – that’s still better than an iPhone. Quick verdict Want a top-end Android handset without the bulk?
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Celkon Campus A35K is India’s cheapest Android 4.4 smartphone
Just a few hours ago, we reported about Karbonn A50S , which costs just INR 2,799 and now we have a similarly priced Android smartphone from Celkon. The company has released the Android 4.4-powered Campus A35K smartphone in the Indian market. Priced at INR 2,999, it is the countrys cheapest KitKat phone. According to Celkon, the smartphone features a 3.5-inch qHD display, 1GHz processor, Android 4.4.2 and 1400 mAh battery. It also packs 256MB of RAM, 512MB of on-board storage, microSD card slot and 3G support. In addition, Campus A35K comes with 3.2MP rear camera and VGA front camera. The smartphone will be exclusivily released on Snapdeal.com in Blue and White colour options.
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If thats not enough, the OnePlus One uses CyanogenMod as the operating system a free and open source OS based on Googles official releases of Android with strong community support. Lets start with the OS, because it is thebiggest unique selling point of the handset. The OnePlus One uses a version of CyanogenMod 11 called 11S. This is based around Android 4.4.2 Kitkat (for those of you keeping track, the current version in the handset is 11.0-XNPH22Q).As one of the first phones to ship out of the factory with CyanogenMod installed (as opposed to sitting down with a multitude of flashing tools, roms, and long linux command line incantations to switch overan existing Android handset), this significantly reduces the barrier of entryinto the world of CyanogenMod. Its also worth nothing that the OnePlus One does ship with the Google apps that a consumer would expect to see Google Play for installing and updating applications, Gmail, Calendar, Google Plus, Google Cards, Google Music, Hangouts, they are all here. Youre not going to pick up this handset and wonder why you cantget any of thebaseline Android applications. The OnePlus One (picture: Ewan Spence) OnePlus has resisted the temptation to load up the One withany excess software.
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OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition – Forbes
On Android, the OWA app can sync with the phone’s built-in contacts list, and this syncing is bidirectional. If you update the contact using the phone’s contact editor, those updates will be reflected in OWA. The pre-release app is, however, highly constrained. Just as with the iOS apps, it requires a business Office 365 subscription; neither Office 365 Personal nor Office 365 Home are supported, nor is Outlook.com mail.
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Native Outlook Web App preview now out for some Android phones | Ars Technica
While some reviewers complained of overheating, my device never really felt more than warm to the touch. Slow GPS Lock Using the ZOPO ZP998 for directions, I frequently experienced issues finding my location. While software fixes (requiring root access) do exist, such as FasterGPS or FasterFix , you wont want to use them. In all honesty, while these apps might provide better GPS performance, you are almost always better off with a device that already has good GPS performance. In short, if you need navigation consider a better phone, such as the Nexus 5 ( read our review of the Nexus 5 ).
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