Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 Now Available to Buy in India: Price, Specifications

Galaxy J7 Prime 2, following a quiet launch by Samsung last week, is finally available to buy in India. The updated variant of the Galaxy J7 Prime is available via offline stores in the country from today, March 28. It will go on sale via the Samsung India website soon as well. The key highlights of the Galaxy J7 Prime 2 include an octa-core Exynos 7 Series SoC and a 13-megapixel front camera. It also comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is also loaded with Samsung Pay Mini, which provides a platform for Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as well as e-wallets. Notably, the iPhone SE parts is available in Black and Gold colour variants.

The Galaxy J7 Prime is priced at Rs. 13,990 and will be sold via Samsung India's retail outlets across the country, apart from the Samsung India website - where it is still listed as 'sold out' with a 'Notify Me' tag.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 runs Android OS, though the version has not been specified by the company - we've reached out for clarity. The handset sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7 Series processor coupled with 3GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 features a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear with f/1.9 aperture and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies. It is capable of playing full-HD videos at 60fps. The smartphone packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB).

Connectivity options in the iPhone SE spare parts include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, headphones, 3G, and 4G. Sensors onboard the handset include accelerometer and proximity sensor. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 is powered by a 3300mAh battery. It measures 151.7x75x8 and weighs 170 grams.

# by arvinparts | 2018-03-29 12:37 | Samsung | Comments(0)

Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2S was announced at a launch event held in China earlier on Tuesday. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 LCD screen , although avoiding the front-facing notch, sports a vertical dual rear camera setup similar to the one on the iPhone X. With a combination of two 12-megapixel sensors that have four-axis OIS and optical zoom, the camera performance is expected to be premium. According to camera review website DxOMark, the Mi MIX 2S has scored an impressive overall score of 97 - on par with the iPhone X and Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The phone also received a score of 101 in photography and 88 in videography.


Titled "Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S: A Chinese gem", the DxOMark review of the Mi MIX 2S went live on the date of the phone's launch. The relevancy of DxOMark's camera reviews is high mostly because the publication performs extensive tests in areas like low light, bright light, flash, and zoom to find out how Samsung Galaxy Note 8 LCD screen wholesale display their true colours, quite literally, in photography and videography. According to the photography review, Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2S performed exceptionally well in areas such as autofocus and exposure and contrast, while it failed to impress in zoom shots and images clicked with Bokeh effect.

Talking about video; the review once again notes that autofocus in videos is "excellent" and the Mi MIX 2S' EIS system is fairly effective. Dynamic range is limited and fine details are usually lost in most conditions.

In conclusion, DxOMark states, "The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S strikes a nice balance between noise and texture, too, and although it doesn't quite offer class-leading sharpness in outdoor pictures, it's not bad, and its low-light results are some of the smoothest we've seen."

As per current DxOMark standings, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ takes the top spot with a score of 99, the Google Pixel 2 is ranked second having scored 98, and Mi MIX 2S, iPhone X, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro tie for the third place with scores of 97 each.

# by arvinparts | 2018-03-28 16:21 | smartphone | Comments(0)

HMD Global has today announced the launch of its Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone, the Nokia 1, in India. The smartphone comes with at the best buy price of Rs 5,499 and it will be available at all leading mobile phone outlets across the country from March 28, 2018.


The device will be available in warm red and dark blue colour options and the brand has also introduced Xpress On covers as well. The covers will be available at a price tag of Rs 450 starting from April 2018. Further, the iphone replacement screen comes with Jio Cashback offer of Rs 2,200, which makes the effective price to Rs 3,299. Reliance Jio users will also get 60GB of additional data. This offer is applicable to both new and existing Jio customers.

Additionally, Nokia 1 users will be eligible for a complimentary 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on opening the Kotak 811 savings account and activating it with an initial deposit of Rs 1,000 in the introductory period. Lastly, users will get 20 percent discount on booking first ride via redBus.

To recall, the smartphone was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 along with Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) and the nostalgic 8110 4G feature iphone replacement . Talking about key specifications, Nokia 1 sports a 4.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.

The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M 64-bit quad-core SoC along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. On the camera front, it features a 5-megapixel shooter on the back of the device and 2-megapixel selfie camera. It is backed by a 2,150mAh removable battery and runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition). On the connectivity front, it supports dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

# by arvinparts | 2018-03-27 16:31 | smartphone | Comments(0)

Just days after their formal launch, some Samsung Galaxy S9 and iphone 6 plus screen are now reported to have a serious issue that stops the touchscreen from registering inputs in certain areas. The issue, which is mainly making some "dead zones" or "dead spots" on the display panels of the new Galaxy flagships, has been spotted by some users. Between the two models, it appears that users with the Galaxy S9+ are more prevalently facing the problem, though there are certainly some reports confirming the touchscreen issue on the Galaxy S9 as well.


"Does anyone else have issues with the Galaxy S9 touchscreen? I've got a few dead spots on the bottom half of my screen," one of the Galaxy S9 users reported the issue on the Samsung Community. Some of the users on Reddit even mentioned that the issue persists even after performing a factory reset.

It is important to note that the issue doesn't exist in any single particular area of the screen. This means that for some users it is the top panel that doesn't recognise inputs, while for the others it is either the bottom or the middle are. Having said that, the problem apparently emerges majorly in the horizontal position and becomes noticeable for many users when using swipe gestures or typing on the virtual keyboard. Several users complained Samsung about the issue and among them, some faced difficultiesin returning the faulty handsets if a trade-in was involved.

We've reached out to Samsung for clarity on the issue and will update this space accordingly.

The iphone 6 plus screen repair and Galaxy S9+ aren't the only flagships to face the display issues. Last year, the P-OLED display of the Pixel 2 XL was found to have "burn-in" and black smear issues. The iPhone X display also spotted to become 'temporarily unresponsive' at cold temperatures. Apple fixed that issue through a software update in November.

# by arvinparts | 2018-03-23 16:16 | Comments(0)

Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched the Intex Aqua Lions E3 in India. Last month, the homegrown mobile maker had launched the Aqua T1 Lite, a basic version of the Aqua Lions T1. Now, the Aqua Lions E3 is yet another addition to the budget s7 edge display price lineup of Intex. The key feature of the smartphone includes a 5-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 4G VoLTE support.


Intex Aqua Lions E3 price in India, launch offers

Intex has launched the Aqua Lions E3 in an exclusive partnership with retail chain Poojara Telecom, in Saurashtra, Gujarat. This smartphone will be available at a price of Rs. 5,499 across the outlets of Poojara Telecom in the region. However, on the company's official website, the price mentioned is Rs. 6,999. As part of the launch, the handset comes with a Reliance Jio instant Rs. 2,200 cashback offer. Buyers will have to recharge their Jio number with either Rs. 198 or Rs. 299 packs, following which they will receive 44 cashback vouchers on the MyJio app, each worth Rs. 50.

Intex Aqua Lions E3 specifications

The dual-SIM Aqua Lions E3 sports a 5-inch HD display with 720x1280 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Under the hood, the handset is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832A processor with Mali 400 GPU, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Aqua Lions E3 features an 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel camera at the front. There is a single LED flash on the rear camera.

Intex has provided 16GB of onboard storage on the Aqua Lions E3 that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WLAN, Bluetooth, FM radio, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a Micro-USB 2.0 port. Sensors in the handset include gravity sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and GPS/ A-GPS.

Further, the Aqua Lions E3 is fuelled by 2500mAh battery that is slated to deliver a talk time of up to five to seven hours and a standby time of 200 to 250 hours. The s7 edge screen replacement cost is available in only one Black colour variant. The handset measures 145x73x8mm and weighs 154 grams.

# by arvinparts | 2018-03-21 14:51 | smartphone | Comments(0)