Saturday, June 28, 2014

Moto G: The best budget android mobile of the world now in Bangladesh

Most tech experts call it the best value for money mobile. In Bangladesh you can buy it for around 18,000 TK (8/16 GB). In fact sometime it may sound awkward as you can buy a Symphony or Walton mobile at similar price with much advanced specs(at least on paper). Lets have a close look at the paper and reality. If you try to have a closer look at the specs you will find that some of the very important specifications is untold. Like the display PPI (important determinants of display quality), the processor and the chipset (you know dual, quad, hexa, octacore but who made it. You know the name of Intel for computer, do you think a quad core Intel and a non brand quad core processor is equal), GPU (tells about the graphics performance, OK sometimes you will find that but never the Adreno GPU), battery (you know the mAh, but, what about talk-time or standby time. A big battery doesn't always mean that you will have a long talk or standby time. Rather, it depends on overall handling of the hardware and network resources, RAM (1/2 MB but haw much user available). In providing the detail info about a device Symphony is much backward than Walton. Walton is doing well but they will have to work more for a perfection in this issue. 

Ops..! that's  quite a long story, not bothering you anymore. I am just telling you about the Moto G. It comes with a 4.5 inch IPS display at 326 ppi and with gorilla glass 3 protection. You already know Motorola is a Google company and always gets the latest Android update prior to anyone. It is not a high end device at all. Rather, it is a mid range all rounder. It comes with a 5MP main camera which is frustrating for many. But, it is the best among the 5MP shooters. It doesn't have a expandable storage (recently Motorola has introduced the 4G version which has the expandable storage capability. But it is not available in Bangladesh yet.) That is why I would suggest to have the 16GB version if you really want to buy one. Another cool thing about Moto G is that it is water resistant. If you really want to have a smooth android experience try this.

Key features:
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band UMTS/HSPA support
4.5" 16M-color 720p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 326ppi pixel density &
Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Android 4.4 upgradeable
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU; Adreno 305 GPU
5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
720p video recording @ 30fps with HDR, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
1.3 MP front-facing camera
Wi-Fi b/g/n; Wi-Fi Hotspot
GPS with A-GPS; GLONASS
8/16GB of built-in storage; 1GB of RAM
microUSB port with USB host
Bluetooth v4.0 LE
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Ambient light; accelerometer; proximity sensors, compass
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
50GB of free Google Drive storage
2,070 mAh battery (non removable)
Excellent speaker loudness

(One thing you should remember is that Motorola doesn't have any official representation in Bangladesh. So, no warranty).

Price: 18,900 TK (16 GB version)

Walton Primo RX2: Price & Specs in Bangladesh

Those who wants to have the taste of Android Kitkat with Walton Primo RX2 is here for them. Its a good device but could have been better with some improvement in its hardware. I will never call it a cheap device at all because for its hardware it is overpriced. Certainly it is not powered by a Snapdragon processor so hexacore and octacore hardly matters in a classy performance. But, the RAM seems low just 1 MB and the battery is same low for a dual sim device. What seems good is a second mic and notification light led. It also has some extra features like smart intelligence (not sure anyone will ever use them), special security (every android handset can have this feature by installing a security application from the playstore). I also don't like its exclusion of the magnetic sensor (to find the Qibla by using a compass). Walton also don't specify the exact ppi of the display. In fact in most cases the display of most of the Chinese devices looks washed out though they use a full HD screen. Ok, so many cons but really it is a cheap handset..! At least if you compare IT with a flagship device from Samsung, Sony, LG or HTC. So, should I expect more than what I pay.

Availability:
Announced       2014, June
Status              Available. Released 2014,June

Network Parameters :
Network type: UMTS / GSM
Network band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 900/2100 MHz
Network speed: GPRS/ EDGE/ 3G/ HSPA+
Call Mode: Dual card, Dual standby (3G supported both SIM)

Memory :
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory (ROM): 8 GB
Enternal Memory: Micro SD Card, Upto 32 GB

Display:
Display size: 5 inch HD
Resolution: 1280x720 Pixels
Touch & Protector: Capacitive touch screen with 2nd generation gorilla glass
Display type: IPS, OGS

Camera :
                       Primary Camera: BSI 13 Mega Pixels with Auto-focus
Front camera: BSI 2.0 MP
Video recording: Full HD (1080p), (1920x1080)
Flash: Yes

Hardware & OS:
OS: Android 4.4.2
CPU: 1.5 GHz, Hexa-core Processor
GPU: Mali 450
Number of cores: 6

Battery :
Battery Capacity: 2200 mAh
Battery Type: High density Li-polymer battery

Connectivity and Location :
GPRS                            Yes
EDGE                            Yes
WLAN                           Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth                     v4.0 with A2DP
NFC                              No
Infrared port                No
Radio           FM Radio with recording
USB                              microUSB v2.0 , USB On-the-go
GPS                              Yes, with A-GPS support

Sensors:
Motion Sensors: Accelerometer (3D)
Light sensor: Light (Brightness)
Position sensor: Proximity
Special sensor: Hall sensor
Dual Mic Noise Reduction System


Weight and Dimension:
Weight: 137 grams (with battery)
Dimension: 147x72x8.25 mm

Other Features:
Air-Shuffle: Music, FM Radio, Image, Camera, launcher
Notification Light:
Call, SMS, Charging & all incoming notifications
Smart Intelligence:
Call-Swing to answer
Music- Shake to change
Accessibility- One hand
Voice control- Phone, Camera, Alarm Clock

Clear Motion technology

Price:
15,990 Tk