Samsung has unveiled one more budget Android smartphone Star 2 Plus in India with the hope of competing against other budget Android smartphones such as Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4. The new Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus price in India is Rs.7335.
Galaxy Star 2 Plus

Samsung also unveiled one more smartphone Galaxy Ace NXT smartphone with the same price. Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus has 4.3 inch display screen with a resolution of 480x800p.  The device is powered by 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Star 2 Plus runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat with Touchwiz skin.
Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus comes with 4GB of RAM and supports miroSD card upto 32GB. It has 3MP primary camera and 1800mAh battery. Connectivity features of the device are 2G, 3G, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, USB tethering. The PC suite for Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus is Samsung Kies 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT has same specification and software as that of Star 2 plus. But it has 4 inch screen and 1500mAh battery.
Though these two smartphones are targeted for the budget conscious customers and to compete with other budget smartphone, in my views it failed in that. When we compare the specifications of Moto E or Asus Zenfone 4 with Star 2 plus, we will come to know that, the Star 2 plus specification is very low and price is high.

Sony has launched Android 4.4 Kitkat running Xperia T3 in India. The price of Sony Xperia T3 in India is Rs.27,990.  The popular e commerce site Flipkart listed this smartphone for Rs.26,990. Currently it is in Pre order.
Sony Xperia T3 is powered by 1.4GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8228 CPU with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage of the device is 8GB and comes with microSD card support upto 32GB.  Connectivity features of the device includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, DLNA, NFC, Micro-USB,3G,USB tethering and WiFi hotspot.
Sony Xperia T3

Sony Xperia T3 sports 5.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with HD screen resolution of 1280*720 pixels(720p). The device houses 8MP primary camera and 1.1 MP front facing camera. The primary camera is capable of recording HD videos. Xperia T3 has 2500 mAh battery which is rated to provide 12 hours of talk time and 688 hours of standby time.
Sony Xperia T3 Specification

  • Dimensions: 77x150.7x7 mm and weight: 148 g
  • 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor with 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal memory and support microSD card upto 32GB
  •  Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, DLNA, NFC, Micro-USB,3G,USB tethering and WiFi hotspot. 
  • 5.3 inch TFT display screen with 720p resolution 277 ppi pixel density
  • 8MP primary camera and 1.1 MP front facing camera
  • 2500 mAh battery which is rated to provide 12 hours of talk time and 688 hours of standby time. 


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.