Difference between Intex Aqua 5.0 and Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500

Currently in Indian cell phone market there are quiet a few five inch smartphones released from the Indian brands. The list includes iBall Andi 5C, Zync Cloud Z5, Micromax Canvas II A110, Intex Aqua 5.0 and Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500. All the listed smartphones at a top level have similar features and come with more or less similar price.
Out of this list here is a quick comparison on the features and specifications of the two Indian made 5 inch Android smartphones the Aqua 5.0 from Intex and the Stellar Horizon MI 500 from Spice Mobility which were released in the last quarter of 2012.
Both the dual-sim handsets which can also be called as Phablets fall in the low cost mobile phone category.
With the name of Intex Aqua one may perhaps get a doubt whether the smartphone is waterproof or not, but the Intex’s Aqua series is just a brand name and the cell phone released under this label until now are not water resistant.
On the other hand Spice Stellar series have a special feature, all the Stellar smartphones comes with Pre-installed NETQIN antivirus software to prevent any malware attacks.
Below is the brief comparison between Intex Aqua 5.0 vs Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500.

Aqua 5.0 and Stellar Mi 500 smartphones are running on Android 4.0 Icecream sandwich operating system. Both the devices are powered by 1GHz dual-core processor for better performance throughput. But the RAM size of 512MB would fall short for such huge phones with 2 cpu cores in it. 1GB RAM would have certainly helped for any future android upgrades or perhaps helped with reliable performance while playing high graphics games. But given the fact that these phones fall in low cost section so expecting more than this would not be fair.
The user accessible internal memory capacity on both the handsets is 2GB. The memory can be expanded upto 32GB capacity using the microSD card slot. Intex Aqua 5.0 may come with a 4GB external memory card as complimentary but this is not 100% sure. Both the smartphones have dual sim slots which supports 3G WCDMA and GSM network.

The highlighted feature of Aqua 5.0 and Stellar Horizon Mi-500 is its huge 5″ capacitive touchscreen display. But for such screen size the resolution of 480 x 800 pixels would be less. Also there is no scratch resistant or IPS technology on both the displays which wouldn’t give a better viewing experience from all the angles.

Camera & Battery:
Both the handsets features 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash at the back. But the camera doesn’t support HD recording.
Aqua 5.0 has a 1.3MP front camera and a 2000mAH removable battery which would be sufficient for 1 day on normal usage where as Spice Stellar Horizon has a VGA front camera for video calling and a powerful battery of capacity 2400mAH.
In the connectivity section both the devices support 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth.

Price of Intex Aqua 5.0 in India is around Rs 9700 and price of Spice Stellar Horizon Mi500 is around Rs 11500. Both the smartphones are released in India and available in the leading stores. One can even buy them from the online retail stores.

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Full Phone Specification of Micromax A56 Superfone Ninja 2

Indian cellphone manufacturer Micromax has announced its latest low end Android Smartphone A56 Superfone Ninja 2. Superfone Ninja 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s 800MHz single core processor running on the older Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. The device has a 3.5inch capacitive touchscreen and supports 3G and Wifi connectivity. A56 Ninja 2 also integrates Companies own voice assistant feature named as AISHA. The Dual-Sim handset is said to be released in the Mid of July in India with a price tag of Rs 5999. Last month the company had released A52 Superfone AISHA for the same price money as the A56.

Features & Specifications of Micromax A56 Superfone Ninja 2 Android Smartphone:
– CPU: 800MHz Qualcomm single core processor
– Os: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
– RAM: 256MB
– microSD Card Slot: Yes, expandable upto 32GB
– 3MP Camera
– Display: 3.5 inch TFT LCD with Capacitive Touchscreen
– AISHA voice assistant feature Integrated
– Connectivity: 3G, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, Wifi, 3.5mm headset jack
– Sensors: Gravity Sensor, Light Sensor
– Battery Capacity: Lithium-ion 1400 mAh
– TalkTime: 4.5 hours
– Standby Time: 180 hours
– Dual Sim support
– Colors: Bright Yellow & Raging Red
– Dimensions: 116 x 62 x 11.5mm
– Weight: 94grams
– Price of Micromax A56 Superfone Ninja 2 is Rs 5,999 only
– Superfone Ninja 2 will be released by mid of July all over India

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Motorola’s MotoKey 3-Chip triple SIM handset launched in Brazil

Motorola launches a 3 SIM support handset named as MOTOKEY 3-CHIP. Its a featurephone (no touchscreen) with QWERTY keyboard and 3 SIM card slots useful for the business and marketing guys helping them to maintain 3 different numbers from a single handset. The handset is available for sale from the first week of June in Brazilian market only for 349 BRL (around $171).

Features of MOTOKEY 3-Chip:
– GSM SIM1 + SIM2 + SIM3
– 2GB Internal storage
– Expandable upto 32GB using microSD slot
– GPRS, Bluetooth, USB
– 2MP rear camera
– Mp3 player and FM radio support

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Highlighted Features of Samsung Galaxy S III

With its innovation Samsung has integrated some unique features in Samsung Galaxy S III which aren’t found in any other smartphones. Galaxy S III is programmed in such a way that it understands the intention of the user and responds accordingly.
This article exclusively depicts the unique features of the next galaxy – Samsung Galaxy S III.

    • SmartStay

SmartStay features is an intelligent feature which keeps the backlight on the phone switched on until you are looking at the phone so that you don’t have to touch the display again & again just to keep it alive. Hence with this feature Galaxy S III has the ability to track your eyes movements and control the backlight of the display based on it.

    • SmartAlert

With the Smart alert feature found on the Galaxy SIII will give a gentle vibrating nudge to let you know if you have any messages or missed calls. Your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.

    • S-Voice

Like Apple’s voice assistant Siri, even Samsung’s S-Voice listens & understands your voice before responding to it.
It is the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words.
For eg: When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” Using this feature you can also control the volume, play your favorite songs, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo. There is no need to open an application to operate, just say what you want and it will do it for you.

    • Social Tag

Galaxy S III has the capability to keep track of your friends and family. The Social Tag feature matches people in photos to the profile images on their contact page and shows their status. So with a glance on the photo you can be up to date with your loved ones.

    • Wireless Charging

An optional feature, with the wireless charger kit for the Galaxy S III you can git rid of the cords and cables. This kit comes with a charging mat and replacement back door. The phone can be charged by just placing it on the charging mat which is in turn connected to the power source.

    • Pop Up Play

Pop Up Play shows the multitasking capability of the Galaxy S III. With Pop Up Play you can do two things at a time.
The video played can be moved anywhere on the screen while simultaneously doing other tasks (like messaging, email,web search).

    • All Share Cast

With All Share Cast feature the users can connect their Galaxy S III to their HD SmartTVwirelessly using WiFi technology to immediately transfer smartphone content to a larger display.

    • S- Beam, AllShare Cast, AllShare Cast Dongle, Buddy Photo Share, Face Recognition

Android™ Beam™ feature was initially developed by Samsung for the Galaxy Nexus device along with Google. Based on the user inputs and feedback now Samsung has come up with the expansion of Android Beam version called as S-Beam, a new NFC large file transfer service. S-Beam combines NFC technology with WiFi direct hence making it more powerful & faster. It means the communication is established using NFC but the files are transferred on the WiFi. With this feature you can transfer 1GB of movie file within 3minutes and a 10MB song within seconds by just placing two Galaxy S III devices back-to-back.
For AllShare Cast, AllShare Cast Dongle, Buddy Photo Share, Face Recognition features please watch the below video.

    • Direct Call

If you are messaging someone and instead feel like to call them then by just bringing the phone near to the ears S III will place a direct call to the recipient.

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List of Android Smartphones getting Android 4.0 Upgrade

Below is the consolidated list of smartphones from most of the smartphone manufacturing companies which can be upgraded to ICS.

1. List of HTC Android Smartphones getting Android 4.0 Upgrade in Q2 2012:
Update – 22/05/2012: HTC has updated the smartphone list upgrading to ICS with the time schedule.

  • DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XL
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • HTC Raider
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC Vivid

2. List of LG Android Smartphones getting Android 4.0 Upgrade:

  • LG Optimus 3D in Q3 2012
  • LG Spectrum in Q3 2012
  • LG Optimus 3D in Q3 2012
  • LG Optimus Black in Q3 2012
  • LG Optimus Big in Q3 2012
  • LG Optimus Q2 in Q3 2012
  • LG Optimus Ex in Q3 2012
  • LG 3.0 Prada Phone in Q2 2012
  • LG Optimus 2x in Q2 2012
  • LG Optimus LTE in Q2 2012
  • LG Optimus Sol in Q2 2012
  • LG myTouch Q in Q2 2012
  • LG Eclipse in Q2 2012

3. List of Motorola Android Smartphones getting Android 4.0 Upgrade in Q2 2012:

  • Motorola XOOM
  • DROID 4
  • Atrix 4G MB860

4. List of Sony Android Smartphones getting Android 4.0 Upgrade:

  • Xperia arc S in April 2012
  • Xperia neo V in April 2012
  • Xperia ray in April 2012
  • Xperia arc in May 2012
  • Xperia PLAY in May 2012
  • Xperia neo in May 2012
  • Xperia mini in May 2012
  • Xperia mini pro in May 2012
  • Xperia pro
  • Xperia active in May 2012
  • Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman in May 2012
  • Sony Xperia S in Q2 2012
  • Sony XperiaTM sola in Q2 2012
  • Sony XperiaTM U in Q2 2012
  • Sony XperiaTM P in Q2 2012

5. List of Samsung Android Smartphones getting Android 4.0 Upgrade:

  • Samsung Galaxy SII in Q1 2012
  • Samsung Galaxy Note in Q2 2012
  • Samsung Galaxy S II LTE
  • Galaxy S II Skyrocket (SGH-i727) (at&t)
  • Samsung Galaxy R
  • Captivate Glide (SGH-i927) (at&t)
  • Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (SPH-d710) (sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus is released last year with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

6. List of Android Smartphones releasing with Android 4.0 Os:

  • HTC Endeavor (HTC One X) in Q2 in 2012
  • HTC Primo (HTC One V) in Q2 2012
  • HTC Edge (HTC One XL) in Q2 2012
  • HTC Ville (HTC One S) in Q2 2012
  • Panasonic ELUGA Power in Q2 2012
  • Samsung Galaxy SIII

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