If you are looking for a mobile phone that is both reasonable and good for image capturing, then Nokia Lumia 928 can serve your purpose. Available for $100, the Lumia 928 offers specification similar to those of the Lumia 920. iYogi reviews team gives you a complete assessment of the Nokia Lumia 928. Here’s a look.
The Lumia 928, like many other Nokia phones is available in just two colors, white and black and that too, only the back of the handset’s chassis is colored, rest of the body is in complete black tone. The phone’s face and sides have the simple assortment of buttons and ports and the phone is slimmer and lighter than the Lumia 920. iYogi reviews team found that the Lumia 928 is easier to hold and it is even comfortable to hold in pockets.
The 2000mAh batter of the Lumia 928 is non-removable and it also lacks a MicroSD card slot, enabling the user to add extra storage. The phone’s battery lasts for 6 to 7 hours, after you use it to play games, stream music, and update Facebook and Twitter status. Also, Lumia 928 supports wireless charging, however, you will need to buy the charging pad separately. iYogi reviews team inspected that the Lumia 928 is packed with high-performance loudspeaker that blows out sound at a much higher volume.
If you are gamer, then Lumia 928 might not excite you much. The phone’s gaming capabilities are disappointing, however, the phone can run smoothly while browsing the web or switching between the apps. Also, the iYogi reviews team noticed that its Windows Phone app store is by no means equal or better than Apple or Google’s digital storefronts. There are few apps that might attract you but you would find very limited options in the App store or Play store of Lumia 928.
iYogi reviews team finds that the camera of Lumia 928 is best for taking low-light photos, and it gives really good and clear images as compared to other phones in the same category. The images taken by Lumia 928, reflects vibrant and beautiful colors with minimal noise around the subject. After a thorough inspection of Lumia 928, the iYogi reviews team finds that the phone’s easy-on-pocket price tag and lower-light photography capabilities are the main reasons why anyone would buy this phone.
iYogi reviews the latest ChillTab 2, a high-quality tablet stand that can provide a reliable and sturdy feel to your tablet. The ChillTab 2 is a muscular little stand, which is roughly 4.8-inches wide and 6.5-inches tall with attractive looking tablet stand, designed for home or office use. iYogi reviews team found that the ChillTab 2 tablet stand has stylish exteriors with two heavily padded brackets to hold your tablet in place. The bracket used in the device has enough of spacing to accommodate limited range of tablet models, some smartphones, and few tablet cases and coverings.
iYogi reviews team also notices that the ChillTab 2 tablet stand offers both portraits and landscape orientation to let you view your tablet screen from two different angles. The ChillTab 2 bends to a limited single angle and that is 60 degrees, however this angle is perfect for video conferencing, watching videos, reading, or recipe-viewing use in the kitchen.
As per iYogi reviews team examination, the ChillTab 2 tablet stand is ideal for your home as it allows you to have a sturdy and steady interface with your tablet at any part of your home. The ChillTab 2 is a handy device for using an External Bluetooth Keyboard and onscreen typing and it has got a stylish black, powder-coated finish that looks attractive on your desk or around the house. The added convenience of the ChillTab 2 tablet stand is that the brackets used in the device leave most of the bottom edge of your tablet open and allows you to connect your charger/sync cable very easily.
iYogi reviews team notices that the circular cutout used on the front of the stand and just below the brackets, allows you to run the cable to a power source or computer in a clutter free environment. However, the drawback of using ChillTab 2 is that it doesn’t fold up, because of which you cannot carry the stand comfortably in your suitcase or travel bag. According to iYogi reviews team, the bottom line is the limited angles of the ChillTab 2 tablet stand are disappointing. However, for home or office, the ChillTab 2 is an ideal choice. It is quite affordable given that it has a reliable and sturdy feel.
If you are looking for a stellar designed high-performance mobile phone devise then HTC One X is probably what you are looking for. iYogi reviews the stylish HTC One X and give you insights of the smartphone. HTC is good at creating stylish hardware and it has put in the same creativity in HTC One X. The phone is carved in white ceramic body with rounded edges and its size is 5.4 by 2.7 by 0.4-inches, which is larger than Apple’s iPhone 5 but smaller than HTC’s previous handset, the Droid DNA. HTC One cuts a pretty picture and you are definitely going to love its design and style.
Close look at the features
iYogi reviews team feels that the aluminum body and gentle curves of HTC One is definitely going to remind you of Samsung Galaxy SIII’s primarily plastic body. It has got sleek exteriors with 1920-by-1080-pixel display packs 468 pixels per inch, which makes viewing HD content a feast for the eyes. HTC One has two large, front-facing stereo speakers, which blow surprisingly loud and clear. You can definitely enjoy some good music with HTC One when you are out with your friends.
HTC One has a built-in IR blaster, which can let you use the phone as a universal remote control. iYogi reviews team notices that the device also has a TV app with a setup wizard that shortened the task of programming with your TV, cable box, and home theater. Another cool bit of software that HTC One offers is BlinkFeed, which helps in keeping up-to-date with your social networks and news feeds. It’s a glorified RSS reader that lives on the home screen of the phone to get connected with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts to show you updates from your friends.
iYogi reviews team found that the next best feature of HTC One is its camera. HTC One has opted 4-megapixels, which is comparatively less to what other smartphones use these days yet it successfully gives the best quality of images even in low-light environments.
Coming to the processing power, well, HTC One offers good processing power to the users. HTC One has Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, which delivers superior graphics and battery life. You can enjoy games, stream music and videos all by using HTC One without compromising with the short battery life.
As per the verdict of iYogi reviews team, HTC One has handful of quirks like its sleek design sometimes makes the phone buttons difficult to press. Also, the 2300mAh battery of HTC One is non- removable and the phone lacks a microSD card slot which means you just have 32GB (or 62GB, if you buy the larger model), of on-board memory to store your photos, apps, music and movies.
Even with its handful of problems, HTC One X is surely among the best Android phones you can buy. Equipped with superb design, beautiful screen and extra IR blaster, HTC One surely deserves a thumb up.
HTC One is rated at $200.0
iYogi reviews the high-end smartphone ‘Sony Xperia ZL’. Xperia ZL answers the user query with its amazing features that include full-HD display, a camera that’s chock full of megapixels, a beefy quad-core snapdragon processor, and speedy LTE- connectivity. Here we talk about the features, functions, looks, and usability of the product.
Appearance and style
The 5-inch 1080p display of Sony Xperia ZL is stylish and we can almost bet that you might not need any phone accessory to further revamp it. The phone’s display is yet another success of Sony Xperia ZL, the screen’s bezel is quite thin and the 443 ppi pixel density offers clear, crisp text on the display. The user can enjoy viewing photos, and watching videos on the bright and vivid display of Sony Xperia ZL. However, if you are not satisfied with screen quality, Sony Xperia Zl offers white balance settings that can tweak the color temperature of the phone according to your taste.
The other style features of Sony Xperia ZL, like curved corners, textured backplate, microUSB charging port, volume bar, silver power button, and the shutter button for the 13-megapixel camera, gives Sony Xperia ZL a look of an average high-end smartphone. It is only 5.35 ounces, and is less than half an inch thick.
Tune and videos
Coming to the tune and video features, the Sony Xperia ZL has single speaker, which is placed on the back of the set, adjacent to 13-megapixel camera. The voice quality of the speaker is not something you would watch out but you might enjoy the sound depending on your mood and interest. Moving to the camera, the 13-megapixels sounds like a lot, and guys it actually is. You can enjoy capturing your beloved one in Sony Xperia ZL as it gives you a fine photo quality, and if you can put lots of lighting at the photo session, you may end up capturing a great shot.
Sony Xperia ZL has autofocus settings that can further help you enjoy the photo clicking experience with your friends. The Xperia ZL again offers 1080p video recording facility but this too doesn’t come without fault. While the audio recording of Sony Xperia ZL provides a great experience, on the other hand the camera’s image stabilization can occasionally make your videos jittery.
Battery power of Xperia ZL
The Xperia ZL has 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. The phone is quite powerful and you may have no trouble tackling any of the apps or games. Even the call quality on AT&T’s network can give you a satisfactory experience in Xperia ZL. The 16GB capacity of the phone is great as it easily supports 32GB micro SD cards, NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth radios. Xperia ZL can never disappoint you with its battery as you can easily spend few hours watching videos, and playing games without using the phone charger.
Some other attractive features
Sony Xperia ZL has few unique features up its sleeves. First, it can be used as faux remote control if you own Sony television. Second, Sony Xperia ZL offers a unique feature called ‘Stamina Mode’, which when turned on, automatically disable mobile data and Wi-Fi every time screen turns off. In addition it continues to receive calls and text messages, complete downloads and uploads, and run certain apps (including music) in the background.
iYogi suggests that Sony Xperia ZL is not at all a bad deal until you are ready to compromise with few screen, audio, video, and app flaws. What you feel about the product? Share your views with iYogi.
Microsoft has released its next big thing in January: Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 365. These two latest editions are optimized to mobile devices and online sharing. And they are Windows 8 ready too. Both these editions bundle core Office applications and some additional applications including Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. iYogi reviews this new version of Microsoft PowerPoint to help you find and use new set of tools, features and functions of this Office application.
1. First thing First, the Start screen
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 opens with a Modern-style interface including an improved Start screen. When iYogi reviews, it points out new theme-centric templates users can start with. These new range of templates is ready with the design and formatting users require in their presentation. Hence, they start with inserting data and object without having to focus on design. The Start screen also features a link to SkyDrive account or SharePoint online to enable users to access current list of PowerPoint files.
2. New formatting tools
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 has many improved and new set of formatting features which are found accessible from the task pane at the right side of the screen. To access these formatting tools, users need to right click on the object to be formatted to see the right task pane changing and fetching the new set of formatting tools for an object, for example a chart, diagram, or a picture.
3. Presentation view
iYogi points out that Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 unfurls a revamped PowerPoint Presenter View. Unlike earlier version, users can access this improved Presentation View on a computer with single monitor by pressing Alt + F5. As the view opens, Presenter View will allow users to alternate between the Presenter View and the Slide Show View as and when required. The Presenter View will also features thumbnail views of all slides and new Zoom option which will let users highlight an area of presentation when required.
In addition to these, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 enables cloud integration and seamless online sharing. Users can ask other team mates to add comments, show comments, incorporate and update the presentation in the real-time, by sharing the file via SharePoint Online and using SkyDrive account.
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For others, this is just another number. But not with the case with HTC; ‘One’ to HTC denotes a standing HTC is yet to claim in the race of Droid. The story began last year when HTC launched One X before Samsung stole the show with its Galaxy S III. Later it rolled a couple of more devices such as One X+ and Droid DNA, however, but they have done little to overpower Galaxy devices and win battle of Droid. Hence, the HTC One: the device the houses powerful designs and specifications, HTC’s innovation and its pride. Now the question is: will this latest flagship phone HTC One manage to become the ‘One’ you are looking for? That’s why iYogi reviews the latest Smartphone and highlights what’s in the phone, what’s missing and if HTC’s innovation will pay off this time.
(HTC One - Image by: HTC)
HTC One: Design
iYogi suggests that HTC One exudes a combination of stunning edge-to-edge display design and powerful specifications under its stylish hood. At one glance, the device is going to astonish you for sure with its all-aluminum solid exterior. Though its metal body will feel solid, but it looks quite thin and sleek and feels light on the palm. HTC One exudes a full frontal 4.7-inches Super LCD 3 screen with the damage-resistant Gorilla Glass 2 which will display as much as 468 PPI (pixels per inch, the highest and unheard so far in Android market. Below the display, HTC placed a ‘Home’ and a ‘Back’ button for ease of navigation.
HTC One phone will also bring you the reign to control your TV with its power button that serves as an IR blaster remote control, like you will find again on the latest Samsung Galaxy S IV. iYogi suggests that HTC One uses a built-in app HTC TV which will tell you about the recent telecast, upcoming shows and you can also use HTC One to control channels, settings, and recordings. You can also connect to your TV using the HDMI port or wirelessly via Miracast.
An UltraPixel Camera
iYogi found that HTC One has avoided the war of megapixels. While Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4 exude a whopping 13-MP sensor and iPhone 5 has 8-MP, HTC has kept at a limited 4-MP sensor and introduced ‘Zoe’ which enables the camera to reduce shutter lag, work faster in shooting images and videos, applying filters and allow sharing photos faster via Internet. You can share photos via Zoe Share as well as other photo and video sharing networks such as Facebook and YouTube.
iYogi suggests that HTC One will lead Android phones with other notable features such as full HD screen, up to 64GB onboard memory, 1.7GHz quad-core processor, and astonishing Sense 5 native UI of HTC.
If you are a great believer in Windows 8, then you would be excited enough to upgrade to this touch-enabled version from its Windows 7 edition. If you take a quick glance, then you will see no noticeable difference in design of this notebook from its Windows 7 version. iYogi has reviewed this notebook to weigh merits and demerits of the new Windows 8-based Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch laptop.
(Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch with Windows 8 - Image By: Lenovo)
Though Lenovo has kept the physical dimension of this notebook intact at a thickness of 18.9 mm, however, iYogi has found that the laptop is slightly heavier on hand with just .41pounds than its Windows 7 sibling. The main feature of the laptop which is the touchscreen draws the focal attention of PC buyers and determines whether the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is worth the upgrade for a $1,499.00. That’s why iYogi begins with reviewing Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch from its display and luckily, it didn’t disappoint users there. The touch screen turned out to be completely repelled to fingerprints, no matter how hard and long you may try to smudge on its matte screen. Moreover, the screen responds very well to all the efforts made in the form of pinches, swipes, and taps among others.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is launched a special feature which is assumed to remove the dilemma of missing Start button on Windows 8. The new Lenovo interface introduces Lenovo QuickLaunch button which mimics the functions of Windows Start button and will enable users to search for files, programs and mostly used applications like you used to do earlier Windows platforms.
iYogi recommends Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch for its extended battery life of “up to 8.2 hours” after consistent usage of Internet surfing, IMing, e-mailing, among others.
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After Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook has let down many users, Acer has unveiled a lighter version Acer Aspire S7 in 11.7” inches. With its stunning 11.6-inch full HD, touchscreen IPS screen, this cutting-edge ultraportable device has made up for its predecessors disappointing performance, it is also been considered as an Apple MacBoor Air alternative. And that’s a compliment for any Ultrabook. iYogi reviews this latest touch enabled Windows 8 offerings from Acer and highlights pros and cons to explain if it is worth the money.
Features of Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook
Acer Aspire S7 comes in two size variants; one is 13.3-inch and another is 11.6 inch. Both models come with white metal-lid hood and not more than 1kg. iYogi reviews have revealed that both size variants of premium Acer Aspire S7 series are loaded with astonishing aesthetic beauty. With 11.9mm thickness, it boasts ultra-slim and sleek exterior which nestles impressive specifications including full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution IPS panels display which does not attract fingerprints and will avert mild lines and scratches. This super sleek, premium range of Windows 8 Ultrabook has two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader, a 3.5mm standard headphone jack, one HDMI port. However, you would definitely miss the absence of an Ethernet port though you can use an USB Wi-Fi stick. The Ultrabook supports both wireless connectivity options: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Full support for Windows 8
iYogi reviews have revealed that both 13-inch and 11.6-inch variants of Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook offers a good keyboard in matte surface and soft keys which renders decent typing speed and energy saving aqua LE backlighting. According to iYogi reviews, the trackpad supports touch-enabled functions of Windows 8 operating system. Moreover, Acer Aspire S7 is fully compliant to Windows 8 OS that its IPS panel supports 10-point touch and Metro LiveTile interface.
Other noteworthy specifications of Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook include options to choose from Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, Intel HD 4000 graphics, choice between 128GB or 256GB storage space, 4GB of RAM, battery life of up to five hours after single recharge.