Tuesday, 14 June 2016

MOTO G4 PLUS

MOTO G4 PLUS


Lenovo launched Moto G4 plus last month in india. Lenovo launched this smartphone at price of 15000 INR for it's 32 GB version. Company also revealed a 64 GB version but it doesn't launch it in india. So let's check whether it is a worth buy or not.





SPECIFICATIONS

PROCESSOR : Snapdragon 617 
                            Quadcore 1.5 GHz Cortex-A 53 
                            Quadcore 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU : Adreno 405

RAM: 3 GB

MEMORY : 32 GB, with micro sd card slot upto 256 GB

SIZE : 5.5 inch 153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm

WEIGHT : 155 g

CAMERA : Primary : 16 MP with laser autofocus and phase                          detection autofocus, dual LED flash, f/2.0
                     Video : upto 1080p full HD
                     Secondary : 5 MP, f/2.2

BATTERY : 3000 mah (non removable)

SENSORS : Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity,                                   autobrightness 

SPEAKER : one front speaker which also works as earpiece

PROTECTION : Corning gorilla glass protection

SCREEN : IPS LCD type

RESOLUTION : 1920 x 1080 full HD

SOFTWARE : Android version 6.0 Marshmallow

USB : micro usb v 2.0, USB host


DESIGN

This phone is a very well built phone. It perfectly fits in one hand. The build quality is very good. The back is plain this time, instead of curved of it's previous versions. The back is made up of plastic. It also runs a metallic rim around the bezzels. On front there is glass which is protected by corning gorilla glass 3. Fingerprint scanner is also present on front.




PROCESSING

Processing on this phone is fast. It performs all the tasks smoothly. All apps load fastly. The ram management is decent on this phone. This phone also plays all the games smoothly. There is no lag or frame drops even in heavier games such as Asphault 8, Nova 3, Modern combat 5. But with gaming of about 10 minutes, it gets very hot. The tempratures easily reach upto 48 degree Celcius. Even after using camera continuously for about 30 minutes, the phone began to become hot and then the phone become laggy. 


  



CAMERA

The Camera on this phone is really good. The quality of images shoot with the primary camera came out to be really good. There is lot of detail in the pictures. The colour reproduction is also good. The laser autofocus used is also very fast. It focuses images really fast. The video quality on this phone is also good.
It can record upto full HD videos. The secondary camera on this phone is 5 MP shooter with 84 degree wide angle lens. Performance of secondary camera is just okay. The colours come out be somewhat over exposed. But seeing the price range, it is having one of the best comera in this range.

                                 
 

BATTERY LIFE

The battery life on this phone is also very good. It is powered by a 3000 mah battery which is non removable. It's battery can last up for complete one day, with still some juice left (10-15%).
It's battery life is not that much massive but it is still quite decent. It also comes with a turbo charger, which charges battery very fast. 



FINGERPRINT SCANNER

The fingerprint scanner on this phone is quite accurate. It can unlock phone very fastly. It works even if place finger in different direction.


USER INTERFACE

Moto G4 plus works on android 6.0 Marshmallow. It's user interface is just like stock android. The overall experience is really good. It doesn't come with any bloatware, but there are some moto apps. Motorola also provide updates to it's smartphones , so moto g4 will definitely get them.


SOUND

The sound on this phone is also good. It has one front speaker which also works as an ear piece. It produces good sound while playing music or playing games.

CELLULAR CALL QUALITY

Cellular call quality is also really nice on this phone. Users don't face any problems while receiving or making calls.

PRICING

The pricing of Moto G4 plus is also quite decent. Lenovo priced this phone at 15000 INR in India. In this price range it faces competition with those of Lenovo zuk z1 and Redmi note 3.

PROS AND CONS

PROS : 
                > Best camera in this price range
                >Good performance
                >Good user interface
                >Good built quality
                > Good battery life 
                >Fast fingrprint scanner
                

CONS : 
            >Heating issues
            >lagginess after heating
            >No curved design
            >No waterproof body 
                >No IR blaster
                >Missing compass scanner


Thursday, 9 June 2016

LENOVO ZUK Z1

LENOVO ZUK Z1

Lenovo launched a new smartphone last year with it's new sub-brand zuk in china which was named 'zuk z1'. But now company make way for zuk z1 in india. Lenovo launched this smartphone in india after 7 months of it's launch in china. So is this smartphone a right choice to buy? Let's check it out.


                       SPECIFICATIONS

PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 801
                         Quad core with each clocked at 2.5 GHz Krait 400

RAM: 3 GB

MEMORY: Internal 64 GB. No SD card slot

RESOLUTION: 1080 x 1920 full HD

SIZE: 5.5 inch 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm

OS: Cyanogen os based on lollipop 5.1

BATTERY: 4100 mah

CAMERA: Primary 13 MP, with autofocus, optical image                                    stabilization, dual LED flash.
                            video: upto full HD 1080 x 1920
                   Secondry: 8 MP

SENSORS: Fingerprint, gyro,proximity,accelerometer,compass,
                    autobrightness.


WEIGHT: 175gm

MULTITOUCH: Upto 10 multitouch 

SOUND: Loudspeaker: yes
                        3.5 mm jack: yes

USB: v 3.0, Type-c reversible connector

 It also has some features which are common in all phones these days such as wifi, bluetooth, GPS. But it doesn't have radio.



DESIGN

Zuk z1 has a very good design. It is having a metallic frame which gives it a premium touch. The back is made up of plastic but it is good quality plastic. On front there is screen but company didn't reveal about the quality of glass used. It's built quality is really good. It really feels solid in hand.
                                                   


PERFORMANCE
  
                                                                           
Zuk z1 is powered by the snapdragon 801 processor. It is a quad core processor. The performance on this phone is really good. It performs all the tasks very smoothly. The gaming experience is also good on this phone. It doesn't lag in any game. But very few games are not compatible with this device because it's processor is based on 32-bit arch. But it runs almost all the games very smoothly. With extended gaming the temprature of this phone may rise upto 44 degree celcius.
                                                   

CAMERA

The camera on this phone is also very good. It is equipped with 13MP primary camera. It also supports optical image stabilization.
In good lightening conditions it captures really good pictures with lot of detail. The colour reproduction is also very good. Even in semi indoor conditions it captures good images. In low lightening and artificial light conditions, the performance of camera is still very good but their is little bit of noise. It has a secondary camera of 8MP. The secondary is also very good. It captures good selfies. The colors come really accurate. By seeing all this, we can say that zuk z1 is having a decent camera by seeing it's price segment.


BATTERY LIFE

Zuk z1 is eqipped with 4100 mah battery. The battery life on this phone is also very good. The screen on time on this phone is about 5 hrs. In one single the battery can last upto 1.5 day. So the battery on this phone is quite decent. 


SOUND

This phone has one speaker at the bottom. The speaker is not that much loud. The audio output is just average not that much good. 


CELLULAR CALL QUALITY: The cellular call quality is also average. If you are in a region which have network problems you may face some problems.



FINGERPRINT SENSOR

The fingerprint sensor is really fast on zuk z1. It performs efficiently in all positions. It works fast even if you place finger in any direction.

OPERATING SYSTEM

The phone runs on cyanogen mod based on android lollipop 5.1. The user interface is really good. It gives the experience of stock android. In this, you can customize your phone to a great extent.
You can also unlock bootloader. You can also root your phone without having any worry about voiding of your warranty.


PRICING

The pricing of this phone is also very great. You can buy it at amazon in flash sale for 13,500 INR. In this price range it's one of the best phones.

 
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