April 20th, 2012

Why Do You Need Phone Insurance?

Buying a smartphone is not a luxury any more. It has become a necessity as people require it for their business and general use. When you purchase an expensive cell phone, you will always think about keeping it safe and secure in order to prevent someone from robbing it. When you lose your phone, you also end up losing all the numbers of your contacts. Hence, losing a mobile phone can be very frustrating. The best thing you can do for you is avail a mobile phone insurance to recover your losses when you lose your phone.

Few years ago, nobody talked about getting phone insurance. However, today’s scenario is quite different. These days’ people are more interested in purchasing highly priced gadgets. Only issues like technical and software problems can be dealt under manufacturer’s warranty. The manufacturer does not provide any kind of service to compensate for the loss in case you lose your phone or it is damaged. That is the reason why you should think of obtaining an insurance coverage for your phone.

There are many insurance companies that are providing coverage not only for smartphones but also for other gadgets like laptops and tablets. Since there are so many options available, you need to input your time and energy to search for the best insurance provider. A thing that you should keep in mind while searching for a mobile insurance provider is to see that the insurance policy should also cover replacement or phone repair expenses after the warranty provided by manufacturer is over.

If your phone gets damaged because of fire, water, accidents or it is robbed, the phone insurance can come handy in getting compensation. If anything happens to your phone and you are unable to use it, after applying for a claim, you will receive a replacement phone within two days. However, you may not be able to get back your lost contacts through insurance.

You may also get reimbursement money according to present market price of your phone. Another good thing about phone insurance, you need not worry about the bill payment for the calls that were made after a damage or theft of your phone. The phone insurance company will take care of it.

Mobile phones have become very versatile. You can use it like a handheld computer. It is one of our important possessions. Hence, it is sensible to acquire phone insurance from a well-recognized insurance provider.

April 17th, 2012

Sony Xperia S Review

Rating: ★★★★☆

Sony Xperia S is an all new smartphone that contains a whole lot of features that were never seen before in a Sony smartphone. The phone measures 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm and weighs 144g. The rear of the phone is slightly curved for better grip. The makers have claimed that the phone is covered with dirt-repellent nanocoating. However, it still manages to attract easily.

Sony Xperia S has got the largest display compared to any Sony phone. The LED-backlit LCD display measures 4.3 inches. It has a display resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and has a pixel density of 342ppi. The display is quite bright and gives great viewing angles. The colors appear rich thanks to the BRAVIA engine. Around the sides of the phone, you can find microUSB and microHDMI ports, volume controller, camera key, and display lock/power button. Above the display, you can find a 1.3MP front-facing camera.

Sony Xperia S has Android v2.3 on it. The makers have claimed that users can upgrade to v4.0. The phone is powered with 1.5 GHz processor. It has a 220 Adreno GPU. The UXP NXT interface which is nothing next user interface brings to you live wallpaper on its homescreens. The internal storage of the phone is 32GB and comes with 1GB RAM. There is no microSD expansion slot onboard.

The Sony Xperia S has a 12 megapixel camera and has got numerous camera functions on its UI. The photos taken through the camera are crisp and clear with good amount of detail. The LED flash manages to light up the subject well and this results in good quality photos with some noise. You can record HD videos of 1080p at 30fps. The music player’s interface is quite simple with Metro style – tiles on it to access various functions. The Sense button can help in finding tracks that you may love to listen. The Xperia S has got a powerful loudspeaker.

The Xperia S has a very intuitive web browser since it is powered by dual-core processor and its display offers brilliant pixel density. And with Flash Player 11 onboard, you can view complex webpages without experiencing sluggishness. You can achieve web connectivity at speeds of 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.8Mbps HSUPA. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, aGPS, Bluetooth, etc. The 1750 mAh battery gives a standby time of over 400 hours on 3G and talk time of 8 hours on 3G.
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April 13th, 2012

5 Things You Should Do When You Lose Your Phone

These days most of the phones that are available in the market come with rich features. When you lose an expensive cell phone with your sensitive data inside it, you may get disturbed very much. If you had enabled password protection on your phone, there is a possibility that your data can remain safe. Here we have listed down some tips that can help you find your lost phone. Here are five things you can do in such a situation:

1.  Call on your phone and also send a text message. If a good person has found your phone, he will not in meeting you to return your phone. However, chances are there that your phone may be unavailable or switched off when you call your phone. If someone happens to pick your phone, you need to plead and request him to give back your phone. You can offer him a reward.

2.  Find out the IMEI number of your phone. The number can be found on the box package of your phone. You can visit a police station that is located near the place where you lost your phone. File an FIR and provide them your IMEI number.

3. Make use of the security apps to get back your phone. Anti-theft apps often people find their phone back. When the thief tries to insert his SIM card after removing yours, the app will automatically send a text message about its location to a pre-saved number. Through GPS, you can learn about the exact location of your phone. You can also remotely wipe off all the data of your phone.ind out the IMEI number of your phone. The number can be found on the box package of your phone. You can visit a police station that is located near the place where you lost your phone. File an FIR and provide them your IMEI number.

4. When you lose your phone, you should not lose off. Imagine the scenario when you lost your phone and go back to those places where you think your phone was lost and look carefully. May be your will be able to find your phone fallen at some place.

5. When you lose your phone, you should not panic. It can be very disheartening and if you start panicking, you won’t be able to think logically. Hence, you need to remain calm and think of the ways to get back your lost phone. The worst thing that can happen to you in this situation is that you may end up buying a new phone for yourself.

April 10th, 2012

LG Prada 3.0 Review

Rating: ★★★★☆

Prada is a very well-known Italian brand known for producing topnotch quality leather goods. It collaborated with LG in 2007 to launch the original LG Prada. It was an instant hit as it was one of the first phones to have a capacitive touchscreen display. However, the second version of the phone LG Prada II failed to achieve the same accolades because it did not offer anything as compared to its new competitors. Here comes the all new LG Prada 3.0. The phone measures 127.5 x 69 x 8.5 mm and weighs 138g. The Saffiano pattern (leather texture finish) on the phone is nothing special. There is a visible Prada logo on the device.

The LG Prada 3.0 has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It has display resolution 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 217ppi. The display measures 4.3 inches. Thanks to the NOVA PLUS screen technology; the display appears very bright under sunlight. On the topside of the Prada 3.0, you can find the audio jack, microUSB slot and display lock/power button. Above the front-facing camera there is a button that launches the 1.3MP front-facing cam to take your snaps.

The LG Prada 3.0 runs on Android OS v2.3. The interface is kept very simple. The phone runs on dual-core 1 GHz cortex A-9 processor with a GPU of PowerVR SGX540. The internal storage capacity of the phone is 8GB. It comes with 1GB RAM and 512MB RAM. In the Korean version of the phone, you can find TDMB TV tuner.

Prada 3.0 comes with an 8 megapixel camera. The camera app is very intuitive. It takes a little while for the camera to focus.  It is capable of stunning photos in the outdoors with saturated colors and good details. Sadly, it fails to take good quality photos indoors even LED flash does well in illuminating the subject. It can record 1080p HD videos. The 1.3MP front-facing is good enough for snapping self-portrait photos. The video player supports all the well-known video formats including DivX and XviD.

When it comes to web browsing, the Android browser delivers good internet browsing experience thanks to its tech specs. It supports Flash. For better browsing experience, it would be better you install the Opera Mobile browser. Other features of the phone include TV-out (through MHL), aGPS, Bluetooth, WLAN, DLNA and so on. The LG Prada is powered up with 1540mAh battery that produces standby time of over 320 hours on 3G and talk time of nearly 5 hours on 3G.

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April 3rd, 2012

Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Rating: ★★★½☆

The Nokia Lumia 710 is the second Nokia-Microsoft liaison phone available at low price. This phone is meant for first time smartphone users. However, Nokia have to battle with the likes of HTC and Samsung that are also selling Windows phones. The phone measures 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm and weighs 125.5g. Nokia Lumia 710 has a very predictable appearance and looks similar to Nokia C7. The exterior is made up of plastic.

Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7 inches WVGA Clear Black display screen. It comes with a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 252ppi. Below the display, you can find three physical Windows Phone buttons. The left side of the phone has nothing whereas on the right, you can access the volume controller and camera button. At the top, there is 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB slot. The display lock/power button is only present here.

Nokia Lumia 710 runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. 1.4GHz processor powers up this phone. There is 512MB RAM. The internal storage of the phone is 8GB. There is no external microSD storage onboard. The phone is preloaded with quite a few third party apps like ESPN, Nokia Drive, TelevNav GPS Navigator, Weather Channel and so on.

The 5 megapixel autofocus camera is capable of snapping decent photos. The details appear soft and digital noise can be seen in the photos. However, the colors appear natural. The LED flash can illuminate at a distance of up to 5 feet. You can record 720p HD videos on this phone at 29fps. The Zune music player is very attractive visually. Volume output is average. Nokia Lumia 710 can be used to enjoy high resolution movies as it offers smooth playback.

Even though Flash is absent, Nokia Lumia 710’s internet browser will not disappoint you. On 3G, it gives you 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA. The browser is very fast and renders pages smoothly. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, aGPS, and Bluetooth. The 1300mAh battery gives a standby time of up to 400 hours on 3G and talk time of over 7hrs and 30 minutes on 3G.

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March 30th, 2012

What Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Has In Store For You

The most recent version of Android operating system is called Android Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android v4.0). Compared to all the previous versions of Android OS, this one seems to be the best version released till date. The Android ICS platform is suitable for both Android tablets and smartphones. It brings to you plenty of new features.

Appearance
The interface of the Android ICS contains plenty of black color. One reason behind it is that black helps in saving battery life. You can pull down the notifications bar like before and checkout your alerts. If you want to remove any item, all you need to do is swipe it off to the right. The homescreen is quite spacious and it allows you to resize your widgets. From the apps menu, you can drag your app shortcuts. Also, it is now easier to change the wallpapers. To do this, you can long press on the homescreen.

There is Google Search option available on the homescreen and at the bottom of the screen you can find four default shortcuts such as Home, Messaging, People and Internet. Below these, there are new onscreen buttons namely, Back, Home and Latest Apps (contains all the recently used apps). Organizing icons and making folder is quite easy now. Just drag your icons on top of another icon and automatically new folder will be created. Folder icon also stacked icons of the apps that are present inside it to make it easier for you to recognize the folder. The onscreen keyboard has become even more easy to use then before.

Android Beam
The NFC feature lets you transfer contents present on one Android to the other. To share content, you need to hold the phones close to each other and then tap on share and the screen of your phone will be beamed to the other phone. Beaming makes it possible to do various things like using Google Wallet and playing multiplayer games.

People app
It is the address book app which is much clean and clear than before. The favorite tabs have large photos of your most contacted people. You can integrate social networking feed with the contacts. When you are unable to receive a call, you can quickly send a customized text message to the caller.

Web browsing
The Ice Cream Sandwich web browser is the best internet browser till now from Android. It is quick, smooth and you can keep open up to 16 tabs. You can swipe on any tab to the right to close it. For private browsing, it brings to incognito mode like the one in Google Chrome to browse without storing any trace of cache on your phone. Flash content is not supported yet but an update later in the year will also allow you to view Flash content inside the browser.

Camera app
It launches quickly and brings to you many camera functions. You can edit the photos right after you snap them. There is no shutter lag whatsoever and time between photos is also reduced considerably. Quite a few filters and effects are available to enhance your photos.  You can easily arrange your photos and videos inside the photo albums. You can also capture screenshots through it.

Data Usage
It is now easier to check how much data your apps are using up. With a graph data available to check usage, you can find out which apps are using up much of your data. This can greatly help in preventing data overuse charges.

Battery
There is also a graph data available to check your battery usage. You can find out which apps are using much of your battery life. You can turn off those apps and save on your battery.

March 27th, 2012

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Review

Rating: ★★★½☆

The original Motorola DROID RAZR was released in November 2010 and everything was good about it except for the non-removable battery. Now, the newer edition of the phone has hit the stands. The name is Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX and it comes with a removable heavy duty battery. The phone measures 130.7 x 68.9 x 8 mm and weighs 145g.

The phone looks quite similar to its predecessor. The build quality is excellent as it is made up of premium quality stainless steel. The inner nano-coating makes it liquid repellent. The Super AMOLED advanced capacitive touchscreen measures 4.3 inches and has a display resolutio

n of 540 x 960 pixels. Its pixel density is 256ppi. It is well protected with corning Gorilla glass. The contents of the display are very visible under the direct sun and gives good viewing angles.

Above the camera, there is a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and the Android capacitive buttons are found below the display. On the left side of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, there is a flap that covers microSIM 4G slot and microSDHC sl
The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX runs on Android 2.3.6 and it can be upgraded to the latest Android ICS OS later in the year. It also comes with Motorola’s MOTOBLUR user interface. It is powered with 1.2GHz dual-core cortex A9 processor with TI OMAP 4430 chipset. It has PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The internal memory of the phone is 8GB and comes with 1GB RAM. The phone comes preloaded with 16GB memory card in it’s externally memory which can read up to 32G of microSD.ot. The display lock/power button is located at the right edge. Here you can also find the volume controller. The 8 megapixel auto-focus camera is located at the rear.

The 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash is capable of decent photos. However, the image details are not that great. LED flash does well in illuminating the environment in dim lighting conditions. However, autofocusing in dim lighting is poor. You can videos of HD quality (1920 x 1080p) at 30fps. The audio output is good through both earphones and loudspeaker. You will enjoy watching movies on the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX.

The internet browsing speed is amazing thanks to 4G LTE support. You can get download speeds of up to 12Mbps and upload speeds of 8Mbps. The Android browser is capable of displaying heavy websites in desktop-like format. You will have no problems in viewing Flash content in the browser. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi (with DLNA support), Bluetooth, HDMI port and aGPS. The massive 3300mAh Li-Ion battery gives a talk time of over 21 hours and standby time of over 375 hours.

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