Samsung Galaxy Note 800 available in India

Samsung launched its long awaited  10.1 inch Android 4.0 tablet Samsung Galaxy Note 800 in India in August. It packs in a 10.1-inch WXGA of 1280 x 800 pixel TFT display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 5MP Auto Focus rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9MP front camera. The main usp of Note 800 is the Stylus which makes work easy for some apps like S Note, S Planner and Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Galaxy Note is powered with a Exynos 4412 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM and has 16Gb internal storage and can be extended upto 32GB via microSD. The tablet has a 10.1inch capactive display with 1280x800pixel resolution with a long lasting battery life with a 7000mAh Lithium – Ion battery. The tablet has a 5MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera for video conferencing and weighs about 600gram and will run with Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but there’s no official conformation for a Jelly Bean update.

Other Features

  • Adobe  Photoshop Touch
  • Pop up play
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Samsung Hub, Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub*\
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • A-GPS (3G version)
  • S-GPS (WiFi version)
  • Glonass

The Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is priced at Rs. 39,990 on other online shopping stores but at MirchiMart, Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is available at just ₹ 36499/- 

Samsung Galaxy S3 In Red Color, Now In India

Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in May with three colour combinations. To increase sales of Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung is doing experiments with new colours now. Last week Samsung Introduced Galaxy S3 with four new colours: Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey.

Today we have Garnet Red color of Galaxy S3 in our basket and you can buy Galaxy S3 in Garnet Red for INR 34499 from MirchiMart. Earlier Garnet Red variant of the Galaxy S3 was exclusively launched for AT&T in July and it was spotted in Germany last week.

Samsung describes garnet red Colour of Galaxy S3 as:

“Rare and special, the gemstone Almandite Garnet was worn as an amulet by the ancient Egyptians who believed the stone contained protective powers. Garnet Red holds the delicateness and elegance of Almandite Garnet, in line with the GALAXY S III’s soft curves and smooth lines.”

Additionally it consists of a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 1280-by-720 display, and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. For more information checkout our Review of Samsung Galaxy S3.

Best Android Phones In The Price Range Of 10k-15k In India

These days Android is gaining too much attention because of several reasons. But I think people prefer Android Phones because they are Smartphones, customization options and inexpensive. Are you planning to buy an Android Phone? Here are some of the Best Android Phones in the Price Range of 10k-15k in India.

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830samsung galaxy ace

  • 5 MP auto focus with LED Camera
  • 3.5 inches Capacitive touchscreen display
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • 3G HSDPA connectivity
  • 1350 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi and AGPS navigation

With all these features, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is priced at INR 11,590. We would recommend this mobile phone and it’s a straight pick to get the taste of high end smartphones. You can buy Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 from Mirchimart only for  INR 11181. You can even checkout Galaxy S III from Mirchimart.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500Samsung GALAXY ACE PLUS S7500

Its the upgraded version of Galaxy Ace S5830. It features:

  • 5 MP Camera
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 3 GB Internal Memory
  • Expandable up to 32 GB
  • 114.5 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm
  • 115 g
  • WiFI, 3G and A GPS support

This phone is launched after Galaxy Ace 2 with a new processor and other additional changes. It is a good choice and Galaxy Ace 2 costs INR 15093 at Mirchimart.

Sony Xperia Mini ProSony Ericsson xperia mini pro

  • HD Video Recording With 5MP Camera
  • Facebook Integration
  • 1 GHZ Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • Timescape UI
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Expandable up to 32 GB
  • 92 x 53 x 18 mm
  • 136 g

It is an excellent choice if we compare specs but it lacks screen size. It is available in India for INR 12000. Anyone going to buy this one?

HTC ChaCha

Yes, you got it right, it’s the Facebook Phone from HTC. HTC ChaCha brings different typing experience for Android users as it consists of a QWERTY Keyboard with TC Sense UI. Have a look at Specs:

htc chacha in india

  • 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 480 x 320 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Secondary VGA camera
  • Memory expandable up to 32GB
  • 3.5 mm handset jack

It is priced for INR 10699 from Mirchimart in India. You can even check out reviews of HTC One V and HTC One X.

HTC Desire Chtc desir c

  • 3.5 inch Display
  • 320 x 480 pixel LCD screen
  • 600MHz Single Core Processor
  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • Android 4.0
  • Sense 4 UI
  • 25 GB of Dropbox space

HTC Desire C only lacks processor but it handles all processes very simply. It’s the only phone from trusted manufacturers which runs on Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich in 10K-15K price range in India. You can buy it for INR 11899 from our store. Here’s HTC Desire VC which was released recently with better features than this.

Which one are you going to buy, please share your choice via comment. If you have another phone which is good within 10k-15k then do let us know via comment.

Samsung Announced Galaxy Note 2 And Galaxy Camera

So here’s the news that all Android lovers were waiting for! Yes you got it right!! Its the announcement of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 but Samsung also gifted Samsung Galaxy Camera. After several rumors, Samsung announced both the devices at IFA  2012 in Germany. First coming onto Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which is a new variant or successor of Samsung Galaxy Note. The most talked about point of this new Galaxy Note is its Stylus. It is thinner and taller than the older version. The best part of Galaxy Note 2 is that it is running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Features:

  •  5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen
  • 1,280 x 720 Resolution
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.6GHz quad-core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • Quick Commands
  • Air View
  • Easy Clip

Currently pricing and availability details are not out. It will debut first in Asia, Europe and Middle East in White and Gray Color. So we need to wait for 1-3 months to get hands on it. There are three versions of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – 16, 32 and 64GB. Now its the turn for the gifted device and that is Samsung Galaxy Camera. Its rumors were started yesterday after an image leak but today Samsung announced it ending all rumors. It is the second camera after Nikon’s S800c to run on Android. It has much better hardware than Coolpix and even some Android powered smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Review

Samsung Galaxy Camera Features:

  • Android 4.1 jelly Bean
  • 21x zoom lens
  • 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 4.8-inch HD SLCD display
  • 1.4GHz quad-core processor
  • 1650 mAh battery
  • 8 GB Storage
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

This is much better camera than Coolpix. Samsung Galaxy Camera will be released in the market during Q4 2012. Currently there is no information regarding pricing and availability. So guys share your views about both Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera via comments below. Stay connected with us! Also check out our Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III And Galaxy Note!

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Player 5.8

Samsung introduced its iPod competitor in the market today with a large 5.8 inch screen. The company also offers smaller versions — for example, its $200 Galaxy Player 5.0 with a 800×480 screen. The Galaxy player looks like Samsung Galaxy S III. The difference is the screen, which measures one inch above the smartphone, at 5.8 inches in diagonal with a 960-by-540-pixel resolution.

The Galaxy Player 5.8 comes with Android 4.0 layered with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage options, microSD expansion slot, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 2500mAh battery. The Galaxy Player 5.8 comes in two variants 16GB or 32GB. Other specs in Samsung’s new device include a Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 2,500mAh battery, a microSD card, 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, GPS support, a front-facing videocamera, and a built-in education portal with multimedia material such as lectures.

Galaxy Player 5.8 costs  $250.


Samsung Loses Battle, Apple Gets Over 1 Billion Dollar In Patent Suit

After several trials and adjournments, Today US Court ordered Samsung to pay $1.05 billion damages, after ruling that the South Korean firm infringed on some Apple patents in patent infringement trial between Samsung and Apple. Today Jury concluded that Samsung stole the technology from iPad and Iphone.

Earlier Apple claimed that Samsung has copied its design and technology by infringing its six or seven patents (381 patent, 915 patent, 163 patent, etc) in Android Phone line. Last week Judge Lucy Koh and Jury said that Samsung and Apple both destroyed the proofs. In another trial, a South Korean court blamed both the companies, ordering Samsung to stop selling 10 products including its Galaxy S II phone and banning Apple from selling its four different products.

After Court’s Decision the Samsung PR team said that

“Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple’s claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.”

On the other side Apple PR Head said:

We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trail showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $1.05 billion but this is not the actual loss as Samsung has to pull out all infringed smartphones from US market which would cost them much more than this.

Earlier Bloomberg reported that Apple and Samsung combined, make up for more than half of global smartphone sales. About 22.7 million smartphones and tablets have been sold by Samsung. So now it means the overall sales will also get reduced!

So guys this means that the verdict is a blow to Android as much as Samsung. So now we gonna have fewer phone options?

For me I can this is truly wrong, I will also say this whole patent system truly wrong in US and several other countries. Samsung also replied to the patent system by saying

Unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners.

Thank God it’s not in India.

According to me, now let Samsung stop supplying Apple the chips & microprocessors that run iPhones!!