Welcome back for the episode 8 of the PhoneRadar Report your source for all things mobile.
- This week, there were no prominent launches until Gionee decided to unveil the sensation today. The company has launched its latest flagship the Elife S7 in India. This new device from Gionee packs heavy features under the thinness of 5.5mm. It features a 5.2-inch Full HD display and is powered by a 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek chipset that’ll support 4G LTE bands in the country, alongside there is a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. But, unfortunately, there is no microSD card slot present on the device. This time around, the new Gionee device would be coming up with Amigo 3.0 OS, which is based on the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. In the camera department, it sports 13MP rear cam with LED and 8MP front facing camera. The company promises that its Image+ image processing system and the combination of Face Beauty 3.0 technology would provide the best of the cameras on any smartphone. Gionee has integrated the Camera technology and slimness of its previous devices and in result we see a powered packed Elife S7. All this is powered by a 2750mAh battery, which is the largest battery rating we have seen on a slim smartphone. We are at the event for live coverage. You’ll hear from us very soon, as we are going hands-on with the device right now.
- Moving on with more announcements, Microsoft is all set to launch their latest Lumia phones that were announced at the MWC 2015 this year in February. The Lumia 640 and 640 XL are going launch at an event in New Delhi on April 7. We will be covering the event live from the ground. But to remind you, the Lumia 640 comes with 5-inch 720p display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset alongside 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. It sports an 8MP rear shooter with LED flash and 1MP wide-angled front snapper. All this is powered by a 2500mAh battery.
- Now talking about the second device, the Lumia 640 Xl, which is bigger sibling of the 640, features a 5.7-inch while the display resolution, chipset, and internal hardware is same as 640. But it does pack an upgraded 13MP rear cam with Carl Zeiss optics and a wide-angle 5MP front facing cam. It is powered by a massive 3000mAh battery.
- Now talking about international announcements. HTC has announced a new variant of its last year’s flagship, the one M8. It’s called One M8s, the device packs 5-inch full HD display, and the Snapdragon 615 processor along with 2GB RAM. It has only 16GB internal storage but allows the MicroSD card support for storage expansion. The cameras on M8s includes 13MP rear cam and 5MP front cameras. All this is powered by a 2840mAh battery. The pricing of the device is around £379.99 in UK.
- Xiaomi has come up with another variant of its popular budget friendly smartphone, the Redmi 2. After upgrading the last year’s Redmi 1S, the Redmi 2 is now followed by a low-cost version called Redmi 2A. The only thing that is different from Redmi 2 is the Leadcore Processor, which is a Quad-core chipset. It has 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8MP rear shooter and 2MP front facing snapper. All this is powered by a 2200mAh battery. The device is priced at 599 yuan, which approximately converts to INR 6000. Although, it is not known if the device would be coming to Indian or not.
- On the other hand, HTC has made another device official, the One E9+, which is company’s first 2K display smartphone. The device packs Octa-core MediaTek chipset clocking at 2 GHz. The device packs a 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage with the support of microSD card. It Sports 20MP rear shooter and a 4MP UltraPixel snapper on the front. All this is powered by a 2800mAh.
This week we review the Huawei Honor 4X. The question we asked about Honor 4X is that is it worth the price? Well, it indeed is, with what features packed inside the device, as well as the way it takes brilliant photos, gives you charge for more than a day on a single charge. Though, you can’t be dependable on this device in every way. If you are a gamer or someone who puts heavy pressure on the processor, don’t expect this to take it all very easily. You can head over to our detailed review of the Huawei Honor 4X to read more about it.