Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 Tablet Refurbished – Mainstream Tablets Sink

Lenovo is offering a refurbished version of the IdeaPad A2107

The A2107 is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich tablets that are officially endorsed with the Google Play services. It comes with 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of Storage, microSDHC card slot (up to 32GB) and charges over micro-USB. It does not have Bluetooth or GPS, but does have 802.11n Wi-Fi. Cameras are similarly trimmed, with 2.0 megapixel on the back and VGA on the front.


The pricing is, of course, the key differentiator of the A2017 – it brushes close to some modern day console games in terms of pricing. As an 802.11n device, it has some potential to be a capable Wi-Fi media remote or streaming device.

Keep in mind that Android 4.0 does not allow for transferring apps to SD cards, the microSD storage expansion can only be used for media storage. With no GPS or Bluetooth, this may be a hacker special for those planning single-purpose uses. Mostly though, it just sets a new breakthrough in the Android tablet pricing game.

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM

Long before the widely praised Moto E, the fairly competent Asus Zenfone 4 or the new crowd favourite Xiaomi Redmi 1S took the budget smartphone market in India by storm, there was one phone that stood out - the Nokia Lumia 520. This phone was a surprise hit for both Microsoft and Nokia, and it introduced first-time users to a polished smartphone experience without having to dig deep into their pockets.

The Nokia Lumia 520 and its successor, the Nokia Lumia 525, have both received the Windows Phone 8.1 update via the Lumia Cyan update, but Microsoft has also announced the Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM, which comes with the update preloaded. However, taking a look at the specifications of the Lumia 530 Dual SIM on paper, it doesn't actually look like an upgrade to the Lumia 520. The asking price is much lower this time around, which puts it in a lower market segment.


It is no secret that the battle for the title of best low-cost smartphone is very hot at the moment and the Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM has a tough fight on its hands to emerge victorious.

Look and feel
One thing that Nokia always seemed to get right with almost every single new launch was design. Despite being chunky at 11.7mm, the subtly curved edges of the Lumia 530 Dual SIM make it feel ergonomic. The phone is of course made completely using plastic but it doesn't feel cheap. The matte white variant that we received was extremely slippery and difficult to hold, but it's small enough that using it with one hand is not going to be a problem at all.

The 4-inch screen is surrounded by medium-sized borders. Nokia/Microsoft decided to go with on-screen buttons instead of capacitive buttons below the screen. Unfortunately, that takes up precious real estate, which is already lacking. Above the screen is an earpiece. The right edge has a power button and a volume rocker. A Micro-USB port lies on the bottom while a 3.5mm audio jack sits on top. The rear has the primary camera and a circular speaker grill. It is easy to pry the rear cover off by pulling on a corner. Once opened, you'll see that the fairly stocky battery covers the two SIM card slots and the memory card slot.

Specifications and software

Under the hood of the Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM is the same processor that is inside the Motorola Moto E - a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200. This dual-core processor is clocked at 1.2GHz and has an integrated Adreno 302 GPU. Disappointingly, there is only 512MB of RAM. We will see if this affects the performance later in the review. The phone has 4GB of storage space, of which only around a gigabyte is available for users. It is a relief then that the phone also accepts microSD cards of up to 64GB.

There is a 5-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera but no flash. The two SIM cards can connect to 3G networks. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are the other connectivity standards. A 1430mAh battery provides the juice for the phone to work.

The 4-inch LCD panel on the phone is a step down from the IPS LCD panel on the Nokia Lumia 520. It has a resolution of 480x854, and this is probably the lowest quality display we've ever seen on a Nokia smartphone. The viewing angles are awful, with the screen washing out with even the slightest of hand movements. Sunlight legibility is really bad even at the highest brightness setting. There is very evident screen tearing when scrolling through the apps pane. We are supremely disappointed that Microsoft had to cut corners like this.

Windows Phone 8.1 has a lot of new useful updates and it is catching up to a feature-rich platform like Android. However, in our review of the Lumia 630 we noted that Windows Phone 8.1 still has a lot of catching up to do. Our opinion hasn't changed since. One still has to arrange the Live Tiles carefully for the transparent background option to look good; on-screen buttons are visible when playing videos just like we mentioned earlier; the implementation of the Back button as a multitasking shortcut is still confusing; and the Marketplace is missing many useful apps and fun games.

We loved the additional apps such as Battery Saver, Data Sense, Wi-Fi Sense and Storage Sense as they do exactly what their names suggest. While Nokia's signature apps MixRadio and Nokia Camera are present, Here Maps and Here Drive+ are missing. Bookmyshow and Snapdeal are the two third-party apps that are preinstalled on the device.

Camera
It's been a long time since we last saw Nokia opting for a fixed-focus camera on any smartphone. The 5-megapixel rear camera captures good details and colours in daylight provided it can manage to lock focus on the subject. On the other hand, you'll have to forget about capturing subjects that are very close to you.

Images captured in low light conditions are serviceable. The camera on the Lumia 530 Dual SIM can capture only 480p videos, which is a significant step down from the 720p and 1080p options available on other phones. The quality of captured video is not too great. The camera app has a good number of manual options available for users who wish to tweak settings, but we don't know why anyone would bother doing so with a fixed-focus camera. To be fair to the Lumia 530 Dual SIM, even the Moto E has a fixed focus camera, and the former's is much better than the latter's.

Performance
In daily use, we noticed that the phone stuttered a bit while opening apps but it wasn't too apparent. This could be because of the relatively low 512MB of RAM. Otherwise, most of our experiences during daily usage were good.

AnTuTu returned a score of 11,485 and WPbench touched 241.09, which is okay. We played a few HD videos which worked fine, but FHD ones refused to play. The earphones bundled with the device are not of the in-ear kind, but they serve the purpose well. The loudspeaker gets really, really loud. True to Nokia's reputation,  call quality is exceptional. In our battery test the phone managed to last us 7 hours and 22 minutes before it died. This is not bad at all and we noticed that it lasted us a day and half in real-world conditions.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Android Smartphone

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Alpha after weeks of rumors, an Android smartphone that does away with Samsung’s plastic designs and introduces a device with a more sedate metallic design. The Galaxy Alpha features a metallic frame forming the four outer edges of the device, which has a glass front and a textured plastic back plate. At 6.7mm thick, the Alpha is also one of Samsung’s thinnest phones in terms of width. The Alpha features a 4.7-inch 720p display and is powered by an octa-core processor (four 1.8GHz cores and four 1.3GHz cores in a 4+4 bridge configuration).



Samsung Galaxy Alpha smallIt also includes 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, but does not support microSD expansion. The Alpha also includes a 12-megapixel main camera and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera along with a wide number of Samsung’s own camera tools, such as Shot & More, Selective Focus, and Beauty Face. It can also record 4K (Ultra HD) video. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC along with LTE. The Alpha also offers additional customizations such as Ultra Power Savings Mode, Download Booster, Quick Connect, and Private Mode, which can be secured with a fingerprint by the fingerprint scanner built into the home button. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Alpha will ship beginning in September in a variety of colors, but it did not detail launch markets for the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Core

Samsung Galaxy Core who had just entered the market homeland fact welcomed by way of interest by some users of the gadget. the results of the manufacturer's latest smartphone from samsung mobile giant is marketed to the middle class to the price tag of which can be reached by a variety of groups.

operator of the system that is in use on handheld devices is carrying the telephone operator of a system that uses the Android OS 4 1 is better known as jelly beans. the ability to make on the road can do so by way of a maximum of samsung himself had buried a machine with a processor speed of 1 GHz which is in kompliti 2 with a capacity of 768 MB RAM.

samsung galaxy core
look at perlihat quite dynamic with monitor size 4 3 inches and stretched to make the activities more easily done on the monitor system so in use it is a capacitive touch monitor.

also treat a variety of features in smart phone devices complements the advantages of this one as well as one of his treats feature sati is an ultimate camera with the ability resolui in punyai of 5 MP which in kompliti with features of auto focus and LED flash. see specifications for samsung galaxy cores in a way you can see the details below.

GENERALNetwork2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8260
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8262 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
AnnouncedApril 2013
ProcessorDual Core Application Processor 1.2GHz
Jenis KartuDual SIM
COLORAvailableWhite, Blue
SIZEDimensions (mm)129.3 x 67.6 x 9 mm (5.09 x 2.66 x 0.35 in)
Weight (g)140 g (4.94 oz)
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen
Size480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Lines0
MultytouchYes
DESIGNTypeCandyBar
AntennaFixed Internal
KEYSNavigationTouchscreen : Multitouch
QWERTYNo
Soft
Other Fiture
- SNS integration
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer - Image/video editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Lighting
MEMORYPhonebook
Internal (MB)8 GB, 768 MB RAM
ExternalmicroSD up to 32 GB
BATTERYTypeLi-Ion 1800 mAh battery
Stand-by (hrs)Up to 300 Hours
TalkTime(min)Up to 9 Hours
RINGTONESPolyphonicYes
CustomizationYes3.5mm jack
AUDIOFormatMP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-N/WB, OGG, FLAC, WMA, 3GA, M4A, WAV, Mid, SP-midi, XMF, i-melody
MP3 PlayerYes
VoiceYes
FM Radio
A2DPYes
VIDEOFormatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
RecorderYes
TV
ENTERTAINMENTGamesYes, Game Hub 2.0
MESSAGINGSMSYes
Total SMS
MMSYes
EMSYes
EmailYes
IMYes
Push-To-TalkYes
CONNECTIVITYHSDPAGSM 3G, HSPA
EDGEEDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHZ)
BluetoothA2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, HID, PAN, PBAP, MAP
3GHSPA 7.2 / 5.76 (900/2100 MHz)
GPRSYes
Infrared (IrDA)No
USB PortUSB 2.0
WIFI/WLANWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Data CableYes
Data Modem/ Kecepatan
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
SOFTWAREJava (J2ME)Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
WAPNo Info
Platform OSOS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
BrowserHTML5
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz
GPU


Other Application
PERSONALThemesYes
Caller IDYes
Profile IDYes
CAMERALens Type5 MP
Digital zoom
Max. Resolution2592x1944 pixels
FlashYes
Night ModeYes
Multi ShotYes
FrameTypes
Extra Featuresautofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Photo FormatJPG
Front CameraYes