Xiaomi released Mi4 in Beijing

Every year , Xiaomi introduces new smartphones in the annual events and this year it’s turn to Mi 4.

Mi4

Let’s check with the specs first:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor
  • 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM
  • 16/64GB eMMC 5.0
  • 5-inch 1080p Sharp / JDI OGS full lamination display
  • 13MP rear and 8MP front Sony stacked CMOS camera
  • 3080 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery

Is it surprising you? Well, I know most people are not because we have seen the similar specs on several smartphones already, such as OnePlus One,Samsung Galaxy S5 and some other popular flagship products. In fact some manufactures have released the upgraded version of products which use Snapdragon 805 instead. Thus, this time Mi4 can’t entitle the name of “top performance Android phone” in the world though it still highlights the words in the official website.

Top performance? Or just being ONE of it?
Top performance? Or just being ONE of it?

However,as the price tag is still placed at RMB1999(16GB)/RMB2499(64GB),it’d be very competitive compared to those with similar performances from Samsung/HTC/LG.

Xiaomi seems to change the strategy from building up with the latest hardwares to building with better designs. Continue reading Xiaomi released Mi4 in Beijing

Facebook “Home” and HTC First

Yesterday Facebook held up an event for Android platform.Many people guessed that Mark Zuckerberg would release a Facebook phone and they were curious how would that phone differneciate with other smartphones.Now we know that Zuckerburger is not really building a Facebook phone with sort of Facebook OS,he’s making a phone with Facebook-centric app(launcher).

HTC First

Facebook is cooperating with HTC to push out this middle range Android phone named HTC First,optimizing Facebook “Home” working on it seamlessly as the default launcher.Facebook chooses to make this happen in Android platform because that’s the one with open source and highly customizable compared to iOS and WP8.


 

The main concept of Facebook “Home” is to focus on social status which has been the most important part of life for people enjoying the connections with family and friends.When you unlock your phone,you will immediately get the latest Facebook status and respond to that by simple clicks.

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The new flagship phone coming – HTC One

Yesterday night,HTC held two events synchronously in London and New York to release the latest flagship product-HTC One(previously coded as ‘M7’).

HTC One

Hardware:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7Ghz Quad-core processor
  • 4.7 inch full HD 1080P display with 468ppi
  • 2GB RAM,32GB/64GB storage
  • Gyro sensor
    Accelerometer
    Proximity sensor
    Ambient light sensor
  • 4G LTE,NFC,Bluetooth 4.0,WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  • HTC UltraPixels camera(front:2.1megapixcel;rear:13megapixel with F2.0)
  • 2300 mAh Li-polymer battery

Software:

  • Sense 5.0 with Android 4.1.2
  • Blink feed
  • HTC Zoe
  • Video HDR

HTC One(2)

The phone has a full metal body design making it feel comfortable on holding in hands.I think this is the best design HTC has up to date.

There are 3 options of color-white,black and red.It will be sold in US and other 80 markets next month. Continue reading The new flagship phone coming – HTC One

Nexus 4 is coming to sell in Google Play Store again(US only)

After the hot sales around 2 weeks ago,Google finally sent out notifications telling that Nexus 4 will be ready to order on November 27 at 12:00 noon PST (U.S. only) at Google Play Store.

Nexus 4 is the latest product from Google Nexus family with the most powerful Quad core processor Qualcomm Sanpdragon S4 Pro with 2GB RAM and the latest Anroid 4.2 Jelly Bean.It was sold out in less than one hour last time in Google Play Store.

If you want to handle that cool toy in your hand,get ready to order it at the right time.Good luck!

Nexus 4,Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 get released

Because of Hurricane Sandy,Google cancelled the event to officially release Nexus 4,the new flagship Android phone in Nexus series;Nexus 7,with lower prices and bigger storage;Nexus 10,the 10 inch Android tablet with the latest functions and powerful hardware.However,all have been pushed into Google Play Store online.

Nexus 4 is the smallest one among all new products,however,it has a powerful heart.This flagship Android phone is built by LG,working with the latest 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor and 2GB RAM.

The 4.7 inch 1280X768(320ppi) display screen is really amazing.It’s tough as it is covered and protected by scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.

The 8MP camera will never let you lose a scene.It now supports 360° panoramas with the new feature in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean called ‘Photo Sphere’.

After all,the most amazing thing is about the price-8GB version selling at US$299 while 16GB version selling at US$349.I think that is really a bargain as It even supports DC-HSPA+(42Mbps).

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