Nokia has officially announced its new Lumia 830 and the Lumia 730 Dual-SIM / Lumia 735 in Berlin today. The Lumia 830 is Microsoft’s answer of delivering a flagship device at a much affordable price range and it sits right below the Lumia 930. With the growing trend of Selfies, Microsoft has finally released a selfie centric smart phone with the Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735.
The 3 new devices will be running on the latest Lumia Denim update that’s based on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. This latest software release follows right after the recent Lumia Cyan update and it brings new features including easier access to Cortana, Live Folders, Apps Corner, SMS Merge & Forwarding and improved camera capabilities. The Lumia Denim will be rolled out to existing Lumia devices starting with the Lumia 930, Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon.
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We managed to get a hands on with the newly announced Sony Xperia Z3. To see how much different, or how much similar it is with its previous models, we have compared the Xperia Z3 with the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z1.
One of the biggest change is the edges on the Xperia Z3. It is more rounded now which makes it more comfortable to hold but somehow we felt that the flat edges on the Xperia Z2/Z1 gives it a more elegant feel to it. With its boxy flat edges, the former flagships kinda demands more attention and care when holding it in the hands. The new one just feels quite alright without dramas, and then you realised that the new Xperia Z3 is actually thinner by almost a millimetre than its former model.
Another welcome change is the flap. On the Xperia Z2, the microUSB and microSIM cards share the same single flap cover, which is quite annoying with its long dangling cover. On the Xperia Z3, they have moved the nano-SIM and microSD card under a single flap, which you’ll hardly mess around. And this leaves a microUSB port having its own tiny little flap cover, which is much easier to manage especially when you’re charging with a power bank while on the go.
Check out the side by side hands-on comparisons between the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 after the break.
Sony has been comning out strong in terms of smart phones and the new Sony Xperia Z3 is a reinforcement of what they do best. Apart from having the best waterproof smart phone in the business, Sony has also made some drastic as well as minor tweaks to offer a more wow experience from its current Xperia Z2 smart phone.
While the Xperia Z2 is very much identical with the previous Xperia Z1, the new Xperia Z3 is totally refreshed but yet it has some sense of familiarity in the hands. Gone is its boxy flat pack box appearance as Sony has acquired a new taste for rounded edges and corners. The button placements including its iconic power button remains unchanged on their latest flagship
Together with the Note 4 and Note Edge launch today, Samsung introduced the Gear VR Innovator, a virtual reality head unit developed together with Oculus.
Powered by the Galaxy Note 4 — the device sits in the headunit and functions as a display — the Gear VR is the result of a collaborative effort between Samsung and Oculus, and the device promises to offer a completely new way to experience mobile content — essentially, the Gear VR is a Galaxy Note 4 holder that you wear on your head but with a lot more sophistication built in.
Samsung today lifted the covers off not one but two Note devices at IFA 2014 — the first is an update of Samsung best selling product category — the Galaxy Note smartphone — the Galaxy Note 4 and the other is Samsung’s first ever Galaxy Note to feature a curved display, the Galaxy Note Edge.
Galaxy Note 4
Hardware features takes a back seat in the latest version of the Galaxy Note smartphone. Instead, the Galaxy Note 4 focuses a great deal on software improvements and enhancements, but before we go into the details, let’s talk about the topline specs of the Note 4.
In terms of hardware, the Note 4 gets the same size display, at 5.7-inch, as the Note 3 but where the old Note pushes full HD resolution, the Note 4 display gets a Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels, 515ppi) Super AMOLED display — essentially the display technology hasn’t changed just the pixel count has been bumped up.
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