Samsung has finally launched the 4G variant of its flagship model in India. The Samsung Galaxy S5 4G price in India is Rs.53,500 and it will be available starting July 20th.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 4G is powered by 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm 8974 Pro CPU and supports eight 4G LTE bands. It also features Download Booster and Wi-Fi MiMo technologies. Download Booster lets users access 4G and Wi-Fi simultaneously to download data faster. The fifth-generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) technology, which "equips Galaxy S5 with two internal Wi-Fi antennas to double the connection and accelerate the speed of Wi-Fi," the company said in a statement.
4G variant Samsung galaxy S5

Rest of the features are same as the regular Galaxy S5 non 4G variant. That is 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920x1080p resolution, Android 4.4 (KitKat), 16GB internal storage, supports 128GB microSD cards and has 2GB RAM. The device also sports 16MP camera with LED flash and 2Mp front facing camera.
Samsung is providing all new and existing Airtel 4G subscribers 5GB of data free for two months with the purchase of Galaxy S5 4G. The South Korean company is also providing an upgrade offer of Rs 10,000 to allow consumers to buy the smartphone at a slightly lower price.
Asim Warsi, vice president - marketing, mobile & IT, Samsung India, said that, "We expect the 4G version to catch the imagination of technology enthusiasts and professionals, who demand superior smartphones for their heavy multimedia content consumption."
Currently in India, only Airtel and Aircel carriers only providing the 4G service. At this point of time, Indian 4G compatible devices are Apple iPhone 5S and 5C, LG G2 4G, Xolo LT900 and Oppo Find 7.

Samsung has launched Galaxy Core 2 with Android 4.4 Kitkat in India. The device is available only on Samsung E store only. Samsung Galaxy Core 2 price in India Rs.11,900.
Samsung Galaxy Core 2 comes with 1.2GHz Quad core processor with 768MB of RAM. The device has 5MP autofocus primary camera with auto focus and LED flash. There is a VGA front facing camera.The internal storage of the device is 4GB and supports microSD card upto 64GB. Connectivity features of the device includes Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, 3G, WiFi hotspot and USB tethering.
Samsung Galaxy Core 2 sports 4.5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with WVGA screen resolution of 480x800 pixels. The device houses 2000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Core Smartphone

How to Take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Core 2

Taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is very easy. Just follow the steps mentioned below to take screenshot.
Step 1: Go to the screen on which you want to take screenshot
Step 2: Press and Hold Volume down and Home Key buttons simultaneously. You will get flicker sound as well screen get light vibrations which confirms that, the screenshot is taken.
Step 3: You can access the taken screenshot on Galaxy Core 2 through Gallery-Screenshots.

Looking at the initial specifications, The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 does not looks to be worth buying phone. However, I will do a review on pros and cons of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Specification

  • 1.2GHz Quad core processor with 768MB RAM
  • 4.5 inch Display screen with WVGA screen resolution
  • 5MP Primary camera with Auto focus and LED flash
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 4GB Internal storage
  • Expandable storage upto 64GB through microSD card
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB and 3G

Xiami has launched 3 new Android running smartphones in Indian market. Xiaomi Mi 3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note. These device are available exclusively on Flipkart. Xiaomi Mi 3 price in India is 13,999.
Xiaomi sports 5 inch Full HD display and runs on the Snapdragon 800, 2.3GHz quad core processor with 2GB of RAM.  The device runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat OS with Xiaomi's proprietary MIUI skin on top.  The device has 16GB internal storage. There is 13MP primary rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. Connectivity features of the device includes  2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 and NFC. It has a 3,050mAh battery.
Take screenshot on Xiaomi Mi 3

How to Take screenshot on Xiaomi Mi3

There are two ways through which you can take screenshot on Xiaomi Mi3. One is default method and another one is Xiaomi MIUI skin features.
Method 1: You need to press and hold power and volume down keys simultaneously for 1 second. The screenshot will be saved on Gallery--> Local images--> Screenshots.
Method 2: This is very easy way of taking screenshot on Xiaomi Mi3. For taking screenshot using this method you need to follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Go to the screen which you want to take screenshot
 Step 2: Swipe the screen from top to down.
Step 3: Tap on to Toggles
Step 4: Tap to screenshot
The screenshot will be saved in Gallery--> Local images--> Screenshots.

Samsung has starting rolling out Android Kitkat firmware update to its Galaxy Grand 2 smartphones. New firmware update comes with features of Android 4.4.2 and updated Touchwiz user interface.
Samsung has opted to release these update to its Indian customers first. That too for the Galaxy Grand 2 Dual sim variants which are already started receiving notification of latest firmware update. Rest of the world including the single sim variants will receive the update in the coming weeks.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat?

Currently Android Kikat update for Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is available only through over the air update. You will get a notification on the update if you have opted for automatic update settings. If you have not done, then Go to Setting-->About phone--> Tap on to Software update to check for the latest firmware update.
Updating through Kies Samsung PC suite is not yet available. But according to the source Kitkat update through Kies PC suite will start soon.  The whole update is around 360MB. So if you opt for OTA update, then download the update through WiFi. It is preferable as data connectivity issue may hinder your update process.

Asus has released budget feature rich smartphones for Indian market. The Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 are the recently released phones.  These phones priced very competitively. You can read more on this here.So this Asus Zenfone Tips, we learn how to take screenshot on Asus Zenfone 4, 5 and 6.

How to To Take screenshot on Asus Zenfone

There two ways through which you can take screenshot on Asus Zenfone series smartphone. One is the default Android method and another one is through the Tap and Hold method which is available exclusively for Zenfone's.
Method 1: The default way of taking screenshot on Asus Zenfone
You need to hold volume down and power button simultaneously for one seconds. The screenshot will be saved in the folder Gallery->Screenshots.
Printscreen on Asus Zenfone


Method2 : Tap and Hold method to take screenshot
Step 1: Go to "Settings-ASUS customized'-Key settings. Enable Tap and hold to get screenshot.
Step 2: One you enable Tap and hold to get screenshot,k go to any screen on which you want to take screenshot. Press and hold   icon to capture the screenshot.
The screenshots will be saved in the Gallery->Screenshots.

This method works well for all Asus Zenfones.
Take screenshot on Asus Zenfone 4
Take screenshot on Asus Zenfone 5
Take screenshot on Asus Zenfone 6

Xperia E1 dual is the sub 10K Android smartphone from Sony. The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and powered by Dual core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8210 processor with 512MB RAM and Adreno 302 GPU. Sony Xperia E1 price in India is Rs.8285.
Sony Xperia E1 smartphone

Sony Xperia E1 sports 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with WVGA screen resolution of 480 x 800 Pixels and 233 ppi pixel density. Internal storage of the device is 4GB and supports microSD card upto 32GB. Connectivity features of the device includes 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB. It also supports USB tethering and WiFi Hotspot features. Sony Xperia E1 Dual comes with 3MP primary camera and has 1700 mAh battery.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Sony Xperia E1

Pros of Xperia E1

  • Dual sim with Dual standby
  • Dedicated Walkman key
  • Free audio songs download from Sony Jive

Cons of Xperia E1

  • No Android Kitkat OS
  • Only 512MB RAM
  • Primary camera is of only 3MP where as 5MP camera are available in the market for the same price.
  • Not LED flash and front facing camera

Sony Xperia E1 Tips and Tricks

Take screenshot on Xperia E1:
To take screenshot on Sony Xperia E1,hold volume down and power button simultaneously. You will get a shutter kind of sound and screen flickering which ensures screenshot is taken. The screenshots will be saved in Gallery->screenshots.
Xperia E1 Dual as modem
To use Xperia E1 as modem, you can either use WiFi hotspot features or USB tethering of Xperia E1
 Xperia E1 Dual PC suite:
Sony PC companios is the PC suite for Xperia E1 dual.

Sony Xperia E1 Specification

  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 4-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen with WVGA resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8210 Dual Core Processor with 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal and Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • 3 MP Primary Camera
  • Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB
  • 1700 mAh battery
Verdict: Though Sony Xperia E1 Dual is budget phone, the price of the device looks heavy considering the availability other smartphones with price much lower and much higher specifications. The Asus Zenfone or Motorola Moto E is the better option on this price segment.