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iPhone 4S has been officially launched in India tomorrow. Airtel has already announced iPhone 4S price in India which is not reasonable at all. It’s a great disappointment for the people who waited for iPhone 4S but cannot buy it at the moment due to heavy price. Looking at iPhone 4S price in India it is need of hour to find some alternatives for iPhone 4S. For those who are disappointed looking at the price, don’t worry its good you waited since you have got some musch better choices!

iPhone 4S Alternatives

  • Nokia Lumia 800
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Motorola RAZR

Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia recently announced Nokia Lumia 800 in India. This phone exclusively belongs to Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 series. There is no idea of the pricing but looking at the hardware specifications Nokia Lumia 800 will be priced below Rs. 30,000/- INR. The saying  ‘An iPhone is an iPhone’, now no longer holds true anymore! In fact the Nokia Lumia 800 could well be a worthy upgrade to an iPhone now!

Quick Specs:

  • CPU: 1.4 GHz Scorpion
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Display: 3.7 inches AMOLED
  • Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Front Camera: No
  • OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Samsung Galaxy Nexus


The next successor of Nexus got whole lot better. Galaxy Nexus will be floating in India some time next month. The price is not yet known but we expect the price to be between Rs. 34,000/- to Rs. 38,000/- INR. This is first and lot cheaper alternative for iPhone 4S.

Quick Specs,

  • CPU: Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Display: 4.65 inches Super AMOLED
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • Rear Camera: 5 MP
  • Front Camera: 1.3 MP
  • OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Motorola RAZR

World’s slimmest Smartphone has already hit Indian stores. Motorola RAZR is available in Indian market for Rs. 33,990/- INR. Motorola RAZR is nearly slim as Apple iPod Touch and doesn’t come with plastic body like other Samsung phones there. Looks wise, Motorola RAZR is far better than Apple iPhone 4S.

Quick Specs,

  • CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Display: 4.3 inches Super AMOLED
  • Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Front Camera: 1.3MP
  • OS: Android OS, v2.3.5 (Upgradeable to 4.0).

Let us know what you think!

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Motorola’s Stature i9 is a mark of class and status. Take this brand new model in your palm and feel the pinch. Motorola Stature i9 is revitalizing the iDEN network along with the Blackberry. USP of this phone is perhaps the fact that its external controls allow you to run the whole handset virtually from outside.

motorola-stature-i9 mobile

Pros

  • Beautiful and sleek design
  • Functional external display
  • Fits in nicely in palms
  • Nice mp3 player

Cons  

  • Complains about battery life
  • Typing is difficult because of the flat keypad
  • Downloads music and ringtones from boostmobile only
  • Poor image quality

Tech Specs

  • Light weight, slim and thin design
  • 2.2 inches LCD screen with 320x 240MP resolution
  • It has iDEN, stereo Bluetooth and GPS
  • 256MB internal storage and expandable up to 8GB
  • 3.1 MP camera with single Led flash
  • Micro USB and micro SD card slot
  • Supports up to 175 hours talktime
  • Access to Sprint Mobile e-mail
  • Voice dialing, voice recorder and command facilities
  • Direct Connect PTT services
motorola-stature-i9 mobile

Some Notable Features

Design

The i9 is actually another successor of the Razr family of handsets. It can be called one of the most stylish Nextel phones in the market. Well, contrary to that many feel that the styling is somehow old fashioned.

motorola-stature-i9

It has sleek angular design. So fits nicely in a small space. Since, i9 is light weight you can carry it in hands quite comfortably.

Display

The i9 has 262,000 color external supportive and vibrant 2.2 inches display. It has sharp graphics, colors and impressive resolution.

Music

Like all other touch controls handsets the keys of i9 are slippery too but they give amazing feedback. It has a rocking music player with excellent sound quality, simple interface and comes with a number of themes and visualizations.

Camera

The 3.1 MP camera shoots pictures in seven different resolutions. It’s powered by an excellent 8X digital zoom. The camcorder records videos in three different resolutions. It offers an excellent editing option too. Unfortunately, the image quality is not up to expectation. Most images are blur and dark.

motorola-stature-i9 mobile camera

Price

Unfortunately none of the online marketers have listed exact price of this handset yet. Don’t worry it will be available soon. However, the prices offered by BoostMobile for Motorola Stature i9 is $249.99, which seems to be much higher for the device.

Video Review

Conclusion

Overall, it’s an average handset with a mixed bag. It has some quality features but quite often user reviews don’t go in favor of it. Checkout the device right on the BoostMobile website.

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Motorola’s much awaited flagship phone, The Droid RAZR (XT910) is all set to hit the Indian market soon whereas it went on sale in UK on November 11th and in US on November 12th. It was announced just one day before the announcement of Samsung Galaxy Note.

Motorola Droid RAZR has now become world’s thinnest smart phone having thickness of just 7.1mm. The phone is equipped with some powerful features and specifications as it prepares to take on Galaxy Note.

The company announced that the Droid RAZR (XT910) will soon be released in many countries including India at the launching event held in UK. Although company didn’t state any specific date for release, the price of this flagship phone in India is already out and an online retailer web site flipkart.com has priced it at Rs.33,990.

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The phone has many features which can be considered as the best in class. It includes a 4.3-inches Super AMOLED display providing 540x960px resolution, a secondary 1.3MP 720p HD camera, a primary8MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p recording capability, hotspot functionality and Bluetooth 4.0 with LE+EDR. The battery coupled with Droid RAZR (XT910) delivers 9 hours and 20 minutes of talktime, which is much more impressive than its counterpart, Samsung Galaxy Note, which provides only 4.60.

The Droid RAZR is equipped with 1GB RAM and a 1.2 GHz dual core processor for power-packed performance. Motorola claims that it has created the body of Droid RAZR (XT910) using a special Kevlar fiber and is totally waterproof as shown in its video.

This device comes as Motorola’s fresh attempt to capture high-end Android based market. After tasting huge success with its predecessors, Motorola seem to be keen on repeating the history, but only on greater scale this time.

Hardware Specifications:

  • Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches
  • OS: Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU
  • Memory: 16 GB storage expandable up to 32GB, 1GB RAM
  • Rear Camera/Front Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash/1.3 MP
  • Other features: Gorilla Glass display, Multi-touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 compliant

As one can see, these are some pretty outstanding features combined together to provide smooth performance. This youngish from Motorola is sure to heat up the war between mobile companies.

So what are you waiting for? Start saving money right now.

 

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My first impression of the Motorola Defy+, truthfully, was that it was quite small because I have become adjusted to larger phones of screen sizes 4 inches and above but after I got over the size thing, the second thing I realized is that the Defy+ really hasn’t changed much atheistically from whence it came. Both versions have the same size screen at 3.7 inches, the same style and the same weight, however when it comes to what is inside, the Defy+ comes leaps and bounds ahead from the original.

Motorola Defy+
Motorola Defy+

Motorola Defy+ Tech Specs

The Defy+ has a 1GHz processor that despite not being dual-core like many of the current crop of smartphones is rather snappy and it powers the Defy+ smoothly, quickly and mostly without lag; But that might be down to the software. More on that later.
The quadrant scores are acceptable at 1536 for a single-core 1GHz processor, beating a Nexus One with Android 2.2 but remember that quadrant scores are just a benchmark and do not accurately represent how a phone performs in day to day use.

The screen on the phone is one of the best I’ve seen on a non-high-end smartphone. The colours are really bright and vibrant, the blacks are deep and the resolution at 480 x 854 is perfect for the 3.7 inch screen on the Defy+ but in my hands, I do feel like it is to small but I think that is only because recently I have been playing around with 4.3 inch phones above. The screen is also very responsive thanks to the capacitive nature of the screen, however, towards the edges of the screen, it refuses to pick up the input from my fingers. I am unsure if this is by design because of the “tough phone” nature of the handset or if it is just another build quality issue.

In keeping with the tough phone mantra, the Defy+’s screen is made out of Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology that for those unfamiliar with it, make nicks, scratches and cracks a thing of the past. I really do believe that it is one of the best new developments in mobile phones for a long time and it gives me reassurance that I won’t scratch my phone to death.

In the review unit that we have been loaned for this review (many thanks to Clove.co.uk by the way), I have found that there are some quite startling build quality issues: most notably being that when you shake or press down on the back of the device, there is a rattling coming from inside that I have narrowed down to being the battery not fitting snugly. I am not sure if this is just a fault with our particular unit or if it is something more major to do with the model but I just thought that this issue needed to be pointed out.

Motorola Defy+
Motorola Defy+

The Motorola Defy+ is running the latest version of Android for smartphones, Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the latest version of Motorola’s Android skin named Motoblur over the top.

Having recently used the previous version of Motoblur on the Motorola Atrix, I can safely say that the gingerbread version of this skin is a much needed improvement on the rather slow previous version. I also feel that this new version is much more good looking as there is less intense reds coming over from the Droid line in the US and much easier to use.

When transferring between the homescreens (you can use up to 7) there is some minor lag but I have only found this when I moved quickly between the homescreens; Most of the time it is very smooth. The new version of Motoblur also brings a minor redesign to the homescreens mainly there being placeholders for 3 apps of your choosing plus the app drawer button rather than the phone icon, app drawer and contacts of past.

Motorola Defy+ Price in India

Motorola Defy+ has been priced at 17,900 INR in Indian markets. It is available to buy at major retail stores and online stores all over in India.

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The Motorola Mobility has recently announced a budget Facebook Phone, Motorola Motokey  Social.  The Motorola Motokey Social is more like the low end Vodaphone 555 Blue than the HTC ChaCha or the Salsa. Like all the Facebook phones the Motokey Social has also got a small blue button that lets the user go to Facebook, everybody’s favorite social network.

Motorola Motokey Social

In looks the Motorola Motokey Social is quite similar to other Motorola QWERTY phones, especially the recent Charm. This Motorola Motokey Social without the popular Android Operating system is only going to be popular among the serious Facebook buffs.

No prizes for guessing that the pricing will be the main key for the phone’s success or failure for an instance. But from the very outset this Motorola Motokey Social looks a good proposition in the making.

Motorola Motokey Social Tech Specs

The Motorola Motokey Social has a 2.4” TFT touch screen with a resolution of 320×240. This Facebook phone has a 28 days stand by time and a talk time of 8 hours.

The Motorola Motokey Social has a 64 MB RAM and a 50 MB internal storage but the memory can be expanded to 32 GB via microSD Card. The phone has a 3MP camera with fixed focus.

Motorola Motokey Social

The other features of Motorola Motokey Social include a 3 MM headphone jack. Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, a microUSB slot, and a 910 mAh battery. Motorola Motokey Social supports playback MP4and H.263 video formats and MP3, of course.

The Motorola Motokey Social should start shipping from December, for now the company has not disclosed the price.

No matter the phone is a hit or a flop, the Facebook geeks would love it and admire it, that is for sure; and the number of Facebook fans is huge- that goes without saying.

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Apple, in its revamped version of original iPad, made many improvements while providing it tag of next version of iPad, under the name iPad 2. But now seeing many companies have launched their own tablet products, will these improvements prove enough? Find it out yourself when we compare iPad 2 with recently launched product by Motorola, Xoom.

ipad 2 vs xoom

Xoom, an Android based tablet by Motorola, first made its  public appearance in early January 2011. It became the first ever tablet to be sold with Android 3.0 OS. Afterwards, Motorola sequentially rolled out upgraded versions of Xoom, which provided facilities of 3G and Wi-Fi. Now the current buzz in market says Xoom 2 is on its way to make public appearance.

Both the tablets in discussion have been designed with skills but Motorola Xoom feels somehow bulkier than Apple iPad 2. Apple iPad 2 also has very sleek design as compared to its competitor Xoom and its sleek design is what makes it famous, beautiful and helps it to stand apart. So in design-test, its one for Apple vs. nil for Motorola. Let’s check them on technical criteria now.

Once again, as we at ‘TheGeeksClub’ (http://www.thegeeksclub.com/) do with almost all the comparisons, we have tabulated the results of the head-to-head comparison between Apple iPad 2 and Motorola Xoom.

  Apple iPad 2 Motorola Xoom
OS iOS 4.3 Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 9.7-inchLED-backlit IPS LCD with 1024x768px resolution 10.1-inch with 1280x800px resolution
Processor 1GHz dual-coreApple A5 1GHz dual-coreNVIDIA Tegra 2
Memory 512 Mb RAM 1GB RAM
Rear Camera/Front Camera 720p/VGA 5 megapixel AF with dual-LED flash, 720 / 30p video/2MP
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 32GB
Price $499 (16GB)$599 (32GB)$699 (64GB) $599 (Wi-Fi-only)$799(Wi-Fi and 3G, can be upgraded to 4G)

While we can see, hardware wise Motorola Xoom is outshining the iPad 2, when software and user interface testing was done, Apple iPad 2 seen exceeding our expectations. Motorola Xoom still lacks some great feature which iPad series has long back incorporated plus Xoom controls are a little complex to understand.

When we tried playing various games on both the devices, again iPad 2 managed to stay at top of the chart providing faster performance despite its smaller RAM. With Android app. market is booming, it still lacks backing of strong software like iTunes for Apple products. Thus we can surely say that in hardware section Motorola has managed to outplay Apple’s iPad 2 but in UI and applications section, it still needs go a long way.

Many people purchase products based on brand-value, if you are one of them, you might want to go for Apple’s iPad 2. If you want to try something different this time and do not want to opt for Apple, Motorola Xoom will prove a good candidate for your needs.

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Already announced Droid Razr (the comeback of Razr Family by Motorola) a new 4G sported phone by Motorola will be soon caught in the hands of the customers.

Regarded as world’s slimmest smartphone by Motorola, Droid Razr occupies just 7.1mm of thickness. It’s really surprising even my iPod Touch is thick before it. Droid Razr is powered by 1.2GHz dual core CPU alongside with 1GB RAM. It comes with 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display panel which stock resolution of 960×540 pixels. As of now the phone runs on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) but will soon get the flavor of the Ice-Cream Sandwich. Like most of the smartphone’s today it has an 8mp camera sensor and stunning 2mp front camera sensor. The rear camera supports 1080p video recording where as the front camera provides 720p video recording. Yes, it supports 4G LTE network.

As 4G LTE comes into consideration, you might have thought about Verizon Wireless. Yes, Droid Razr will be coming up on Verizon Wireless for 4G support. Motorola Droid Razr named as Motorola DROID RAZR XT912 for Verizon will be soon available into the stores. Right now you can pre-order the phone which will be shipped by 10th November.

The phone is offered by Verizon Wireless for $299.99 with 2-Year contract along with this Verizon will also offer month to month service contract. Go through the Verizon’s Website to know about the 4G plans. The full retail price of this device is $649.99

Reports also say that Motorola Droid Razr will also reach India this month the release could be some where closer to next week. Since the phone is not at all released anywhere in the world after USA it may come sooner to India. It is expected that the price tag should be Rs. 30,000/- INR without any contract and no 4G LTE service for India as of now.

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Ever heard of the Motorola Defy Plus? If not then you should. NOW. Launched in September 2011, the Motorola Defy Plus is a mobile device considered tailor-made for Indian conditions and you’ll second me after going through its sturdy features.

Sporting a 3.7 inch touchscreen (480 x 854), the Motorola Defy Plus comes with Gorilla Glass which makes its screen scratch-resistent which means there wont be any reaction if your action means scratching the surface of this phone with any sharp object. It has also got Accelerometer sensors for UI auto-rotate as well as proximity sensors for auto turn-off. Pretty neat. Add to that its uber-convincing abilities of being water-resistant and dust proof and this device is the perfect companion in rainy days, near beaches and on adventurous trails. As I had said earlier: Made-for-Indian conditions. 

This Motorola mobile device runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and is powered by a 1GHz processor supported by 512MB RAM. A 5MP camera beautifies it with improved capabilities like auto-focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Image stabilization, effects and scene selection and more. Awesome!

And with all these features, it doesn’t lack any of the smartphone features and proves to be one bang on with internet-accesibility options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G or even a micro USB. The Li-PO 1700 mAH Battery gives the user a talk time of up to 7 long hours. Navigation woes can be discarded for the Motorola Defy Plus comes with GPS along with Google Maps 5.0. Its IP67 standard certification ensures it being resistance to dust, scratch, and water (for up to 1 m for 30 mins). It also comes preloaded with CardioTrainer app, Document Reader, Adobe Flash 10 enabled Web browser and a digital compass.

Priced at INR 14,500, Motorola Defy Plus is the smart phone to look out for.

To know more about this awesome piece of techology, visit its official page.

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The time has come when curtains has been removed, the all new Device from Motorola has been unveiled along with the specification. However it was pretty much sure that the new device is going to be placed under the Motorola Razr family.

Almost everyone remembers the invitation which was been given by Motorola about its new device mentioning it as Faster, Thinner, Smarter, Stronger and today all the unanswered questions will have come to an end.

Motorola’s new device, the Droid RAZR, is now been placed into the official and famous RAZR family, which is considered to be one of the most selling products of the century. However, unlike the previous RAZR family model which is used to have a traditional flip mechanism, but this model is going to avoid all those mechanism. One of the most pretty thing of this model is that it’s slim.

Droid RAZR, Thinnest Smartphone Ever launched by Motorola

While Motorola has also claimed that its the most thinnest Smartphone that that the world might have ever seen which is going to weigh around just 7.1 mm. Well, Of course, this is surely going to make thinnest since it doesn’t have slight bulge on the top which is used to be always on all Smartphones and as a result it is looking similar to that of the Droid X.

While, it fulfills all the characteristics which have been earlier meant as ‘Faster’, ‘Stronger’ and ‘Smarter’. The Motorola Droid RAZR is going to be appear with maximum strength and corning Gorilla glass which is made up of Kevlar fiber for better protection towards scratch and fall resistant display. It is going to feature 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED Display that might perhaps not fit into everyone’s pocket.

Droid RAZR, Thinnest Smartphone Ever launched by Motorola

Motorola Droid Razr Tech Specs

The Operating System is going to be Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 which will come with new and innovative protection over phone water resistant. The Processor consist of dual core 1.2 Ghz processor as internal hardware, and for multimedia it is going to feature 8 megapixel camera which will be available to do video recording of 1080p.

The memory storage area is going to be 1GB which will represents Internal Memory along with expandable capacity of up to 32GB which is going to be External Memory. Apart from the above features, it is also going to include some cool accessories like the Lapdock, earphones, Bluetooth attachments, wireless keyboards and much more.

Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility stated;

DROID RAZR by Motorola is a testament to the innovation and design possibilities that stem from a strong partnership between Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless. We set out to design the best Smartphone on the planet and delivered DROID RAZR which is thinner, smarter, stronger than any device on the market.

While according to the press release, the Motorola Droid Razr is going to be out in the market by Next month and will be available on Verizon for $299. The preorder will begin on October 27 and you can get one for yourself.

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While listening to the music all day long, headsets with earbuds design can cause irritation to ear. In such cases, earpad design works best and if is associated with added comfort of cushion and Bluetooth connectivity listening to music is fun. Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo headsets are specially designed for all day listening, providing excellent sound quality and cushion comfort. With offer price tag of $32.99 on Amazon.com, this accessory is worth buying for your iPhone, iPod or any other Bluetooth enabled device.

Moto S305

Design

Specifically designed to work with Apple iPod, S305 features behind-the-head design. Earpads can be rotated to fit user’s ears but neckband lacks adjustment settings. If you have bigger head, neckband will fit to your neck and for those will smaller skull, it will float behind head. In either case it’s not at all nagging. Though it is designed for Apple device, the product is compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices.

Motorola-S305-Bluetooth-stereo-Headset

Featuring black and silver design, S305 offers attractive looks. Compared to its contemporaries, S305 are much lighter making them easy to carry around. Soft foam on earpad provides pleasing experience no matter how much time you are stick to headphones. All controls for accepting calls and playing music are located on right earpad. However, volume control is bit complicatedly placed to access.

One Key Answer to Incoming Calls

With wired headphones, there is a microphone that can be used for incoming calls. Motorola S305 features a tiny microphone behind right earpad that is designed to catch every word of your voice. As compared to other products in market, calling on S305 is works best. Though it won’t completely cancel out voices in surroundings, person on other end can clearly hear to you.

Whenever call interrupts during your listening exercise, music automatically pauses and then resumes after call is over. One just has to press Call key embedded on right pad to accept incoming call.

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Rich Music Experience

S305 is a performer when it comes to specifications offered for listening to music. Delivering warm and crystal clear tones, S305 ensures best music experience. Thanks to 30 mm speakers’ duo, rich music surrounding is guaranteed when it comes to Motorola S305. Dynamic audio and heavy bass are one of the noticeable features of this gadget.

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