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New HTC J Butterfly Goes Official

One of the main carriers in Japan KDDI went official with a newer, improved version of HTC J Butterfly.  This one is basically the HTC One M8, however, it will be sold somewhere else and there are some changes around the phone. Even looks slightly different. The biggest different in this phone is that it comes with water resistant. This makes it the first phone from HTC to come with the protection against water.

This being said, if you have been a fan of HTC’s amazing BoomSound speakers, then you would have to say good bye to them. Since the phone comes with water proofing, HTC had to remove the BoomSound speakers. However, HTC made up for sacrifice and they J Butterfly comes with a top tier JBL earphones.

HTC also replaced the camera on the J Butterfly. Instead of the duo of UltraPixel cameras, the J Buttefly will be sporting a single 13 mega pixel snapper on the back. But instead of being the ordinary camera sensor, this one comes with a secondary depth sensor as well that we have seen in the One M8. Continue Reading →

LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2

Sony released the Xperia Z2 back in April, earlier this year while LG waited few more months and finally released the company’s latest brainchild The LG G3, built on the foundations that were laid down by the LG G2. However, as compared to the predecessor, the G3 is extremely improved. It offers a better screen with higher resolution, faster processor and more freedom in terms of usability.

Whereas, the Z2 isn’t as behind as it may sound. The camera is improved over the Z1 and now offers 4k video recording at 30 frames per second as well as slow motion videos at 120 frames per second with the resolution of 720p. It has a bigger screen fitting in a smaller exoskeleton. There’s more RAM and a larger battery. The resolution, however, stays the same.

LG decided to release two different variants. One offers 2 GB RAM and 16 GB RAM and the other one offers 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Unlike the G2, the G3 has a memory card slot as well as a removable battery. Whereas the Sony Xperia Z2 doesn’t have a removable battery but it comes in a bigger capacity. So without delaying anything, let’s get down to the bottom of the ocean and let’s see which one takes the lead. Continue Reading →

The Best Gallery Apps For Android

Most of the people who are buying the smart phones is because of the impressive cameras we are getting. Whether it is HTC, Sony, Samsung or LG. The OEMs make sure they put in the best cameras. However, not every user loves the default gallery. Despite having enough functionality, some people love the artistic flare you can get in several third party gallery apps. Luckily, when you are using an Android, you know there is enough stuff on the Google Play Store to ensure that you won’t have any issues finding what you want.

As with other apps, Play Store holds a variety of gallery apps that you can download to your convenience. These apps provide you with top notch features and are amazing in terms of flexibility. Surely, at first you might feel weird using a third party gallery app instead of the default one but once you’ll get the hand over how things work, there shouldn’t be any issue.

But since there are several apps to choose from, you might get confused and surely downloading and testing each app isn’t the best idea. We have narrowed the best gallery replacement apps that you can download and use on your Android phone. Each app has its own distinctive features but ensures complete usability. You can check out the list below.

Note: The list is not ranked.

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Is Motorola Working on The Next Nexus?

Over the past couple of months, we have been hearing a lot of stuff surrounding Nexus and what is the future of Nexus phones. We have heard that Google is planning on dropping the Nexus and starting a new program called Android Silver which will basically have devices from different manufactures. But then again, the program isn’t happening any time before next year so we still have some time to see where Google goes with the Nexus line up. We have been hearing talks about HTC developing the Nexus tablet, but what of a Nexus phone? The last 2 Nexus phones were from LG (Nexus 4 and Nexus 5) Samsung and HTC are already done with their take on Nexus phones. This leaves Sony and Motorola behind. I’d personally love to see a Nexus phone designed by Sony.

However, the latest leak suggests that Motorola will be taking the helm this time. Lenovo purchased Motorola earlier this year from Google. The leak suggests that the phone will be releasing in November which is understandable since the last Nexus (Nexus 5) was released in October, 2013. More information reveals that the phone is code named ‘Shamu’. This also gives another strong point since Google has a habit of code naming the devices against sea creatures. Nexus 5 carries the code name (Hammerhead) and Nexus 4 (Mako) and Galaxy Nexus was code named (Tuna). Continue Reading →

Best Tips and Tricks for Xperia Z2

Yesterday we covered the method of rooting your Xperia Z2 on the latest firmware. The phone is no doubt a great device that has a lot of potential going on. Like every phone Xperia Z2 also comes with some really handy features and amazing specs. Sadly, if you are buying this phone just for the looks it has to offer, you are going to need some times to get a hold of the device. If you have recently purchased an Xperia Z2 and you are looking for an easy way around the device, you have come to the right place. As personally owning the device, it is safe to say that there’s a lot more to this phone than the amazing looks and cutting edge specs.

After spending some days with the Xperia Z2, I’ve managed to learn a lot about this device and some hidden tips and tricks that might get overlooked by some of the users. These tips and tricks are by no mean useless and are supposed to improve your experience with the handset. So without wasting any time, let us move on to the best tips and tricks for your Sony Xperia Z2. Almost all the tricks are built right into your phone so you don’t have to dwell any further than necessary.  Continue Reading →

Purported Photos of Motorola Moto X+1 Leaked

This just in, the latest leaked photos of the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 just made rounds on the internet showing the phone from almost all the angles. Last we heard, Motorola was planning on releasing the phone somewhere this Summer. However, the details went pretty scarce after that, and now we have fresh batch of leaked photos, courtesy of Android Police. The pictures show the phone donning the white colour as well as a custom wooden back. The camera lens seems quite big though.

According to the person who leaked the photos, these pictures are of a prototype that is near to the finale stages. Moto X+1 will have somewhat similar design to the Moto X and will come with silver accents. The tipster also claimed that the phone will have aluminum on all 4 sides which is definitely a great thing to look forward to. Continue Reading →

Reasons Why Nexus Devices Are Better

If you are in the market for a new, high end phone. You’re either going for an Apple iPhone or any Android coming from the big boys like Sony, Samsung, HTC, and LG, and why not? They provide us with most powerful hardware and unique features. All the major OEMs like Sony, Samsung LG and HTC recently came up with their flagship devices, so there are high chances that you will be getting one of those devices. But what if you are told there are devices that are almost as powerful as those flagship but are relatively cheaper? At first, it seems like a dubious idea but it actually is true.

The phones that are being talked about here are none other than Google Nexus devices. Now these devices are also manufactured by the likes of Samsung (Google Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 10) HTC (Nexus One) LG (Nexus 4, Nexus 5) Asus (Nexus 7, Nexus 7. 2013) these phone are basically running on stock Android, otherwise known as Vanilla Android, and doesn’t have any additional bloat installed. These devices go on sale directly on the Google Play Store and are very cheap. Despite having only one downside, there’s nothing that should stop you from getting a Nexus device. Unless of course you are a fan of the skins and features that are installed by OEM.

If this hasn’t convinced you, we’ve narrowed down a list of reasons that should be enough to convince anyone with a brain to get a Nexus device over a non-Nexus device.  Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Official. S5 GPe Coming Soon?

Remember the rumours surrounding Samsung releasing the mini version of the current flagship Galaxy S5? Well the rumours were true as Samsung finally went official with the Galaxy S5 Mini. However, that isn’t the only news. Seems like Samsung is prepping a Galaxy S5 GPe (Google Play edition) as well. The leaks regarding the GPe have been circling for quite some time now, but the latest rumour is quite strong considering the source it comes from. For now, let us move on to the main attraction.

The Galaxy S5 Mini was quite obvious considering how Samsung started the tradition after the Galaxy S III was released. Previously, we’ve seen the mini versions of Galaxy S III as well as Galaxy S4, and now Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini. Samsung isn’t the only one with this tradition, Sony and HTC has done it as well, and recently, LG did the same. It’s a good way of providing a flagship experience at a lower cost, but cost isn’t the only thing that gets effected here. The specs are toned down as well, but it’s understandable enough.

So what are we getting with the Galaxy S5 Mini? Well, for instance, Samsung has decreased the screen size from 5.1 inches to 4.5 inches, that’s not all, the resolution is also lower. The S5 used an FHD screen. However, the Galaxy S5 Mini will be coming with 720p resolution. Surprisingly, the Galaxy S5 Mini weighs a hefty 120 grams. In case you don’t know, the Galaxy S4 Mini only weighed 107 grams.

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