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Brief Review: LG Optimus G2
-By Suhail Haris

The LG Optimus G2 is the latest phone released by LG in their Optimus Series. 


-It comes equipped with the latest mobile technology which includes 4G (LTE) [Downloads at 150Mbps] and it supports Micro-SIM. 


- All the power in it is packed in a slim body with dimensions  138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm which is reasonably thin, considering the gizmos within it. It weighs about 143 grams! This makes the phone favorable. 


-It comes with a display of 5.2 inches,  True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with a resolution of  1080 x 1920 pixels and contains approximately 424 pixels per inch which is really good! It supports multi-touch and its screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3!


-It is available in 16/32 GB. However, it does not support external SD, which turns out to be a drawback!


-It comes fully equipped with modern connectivity features such as Bluetooth v4.0  with A2DP, NFC and Infrared. It also support USB:  microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB On-the-go, USB Host. This turns out to be useful for a lot of people who carry their data on USB's.


-A 13MP front and 2.2MP front Camera takes the phone to higher dimensions! And not only that it contains the latest tech such as  Simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection, optical image stabilization, HDR which makes the image perfect without blur even if your hands our shaky!


-It allows you to take Full HD videos  1080p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization.


-This beauty is powered by a 3000mAh battery which gives long battery life. It is this battery which powers the  Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. Also, it comes with  Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Chipset. It runs on the OS, Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2


-It has modern sensors such as  Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. Also, it has radio and GPS Support.


-It is available colors are Black and White.


-Approx Cost is INR 40,500 at the time of release


VERDICT:  The LG Optimus G2 is definitely a great piece of work by LG and will compete against models such as Galaxy S4, Xperia Z, HTC One etc. It has already become popular with Android users since it has many new  and unique features. However the Achilles Heel for this phone is that It has a non removable battery and NO external SD support. In other terms, this phone is truly a success and I would recommend this to anyone.


ABOUT BRAND: LG is a company which is now gaining popularity slowly but steadily. The Introduction of models such as Optimus G2, G Pro etc are definitely giving a boost to the company's growth. Also the Company's Economy Series: The Optimus L Series (L3, L5, L7, L9) have gained a lot of popularity among normal users due to its affordable price with OK specs. A bit more models like the G2 and LG will go rocketing up the Charts!!

Brief Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
-By Suhail Haris

The Galaxy Note 3 is the successor of its earlier model Note 2 which was truly a hit.


-It comes packed with the latest mobile tech which supports 4G LTE. It also uses a Micro-Sim rather than a normal SIM Port.


-It's tech is packed in a plastic body with dimensions 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm. Since its made of plastic, it is resistant to falls below One meter and it weighs 168 g.


-It provides a dazzling display with its 5.7 Inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and with a high resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with approximately 386 pixels per inch! It supports multi touch and its touch interaction is enhanced with S Pen Stylus.


- It comes with an Internal Storage of 16/32/64 GB. Its memory capabilities can be expanded using micro-SD up to 64GB.  


-It comes with the latest Connectivity Features such as Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC and Infrared. It also support micro-USB v3.0 . This is useful for people who frequently use USB's.


-A 13MP Front Camera allows you take pictures with a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels makes the pictures Crystal Clear. Also, A 2MP rear Camera allows you to make the most of Video Calls! It has various features as Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR. 


-It allows you to take Full HD videos at Yes, 2160p@30fps.


-This beast is powered by a Li-Ion 3200mAh battery which is quite excellent! This fires up the Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005) CPU and the Adreno 330 (N9005) GPU. It comes with the Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (N9005). It runs on the latest Android OS: Jelly Bean 4.3


-It contains latest sensors such as: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture. It also has many Samsung features such as S Voice, S Memo etc. It does not support Radio but has GPS Connectivity.


-Its available colors are Black, White, Pink.


-Cost at release is INR 49,990.


VERDICT: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a revolutionary piece of tech by Samsung. The Samsung Devices such as S4, S3 etc are the most popular phones to date! Its features have a hand above other devices which makes it one among the top phones. However, the Cost is the Achilles Heel of this Phone. Many features of this is available in LG G2 at a lower Cost. But for those who can afford, this is the one you have to go for!

COMING SOON:
Brief Review: Sony Xperia Z1 Ultra
-By Rifas Mohammad