Saturday, February 14, 2015

Walton Primo Z: Rebranded IUNI U 2

Walton has got a significant amount of market share in Bangladesh mobile market. Though there is a big question about the quality and price combination of their devices. All the devices they sell are actually re-branded Chinese mobile phone. Recently, they have launched the Walton Primo Z which is in fact a re-branded version of the IUNI U2. It is a very cheap device for its specs. The original IUNI U 2 is sold in Bangladesh by some luggage importers for 18,500 TK. Walton priced it for 24,490 TK. I don't know the reason for such a high price. Whatever, IUNI U2 is an excellent device if you can buy it for the real price. But 25,000 TK is not the right price for it. You may buy a much better handset of any renown brand with this price. On the other hand the IUNI OS (customized android 4.4.2) is not something extraordinary. On the other hand its successor the IUNI U3 has already been launched. Which has much better specs and look, but price is similar. So, a phone that is already got old and sold for a very high price is not worth buying. Let us wait for Primo Z to reduce its price below 20,000 TK before we buy it. But, that time must not be after three or more months. 


Availability:
Announced 2015, January
Status Available. Released 2015, January

Network Parameters :
Network Technology GSM/3G/4G/GPRS/EDGE
SIM Single SIM

Memory :
Card slot no
Internal 16/32 GB (Walton has the 16 gb version only)
RAM 2/3 GB (Walton has the 2 gb version only)

Display:
Type IPS + OGS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size  4.7 inches FHD (1080x1920), pixels PPI 469
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera:
Primary 16MP
Features Autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary Ultra 4MP


Hardware & OS:
Operating System: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Number of cores: Quad-core
Cpu speed Quad-core 2.2 GHz
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 330

Battery :
Battery Capacity Li-ion  2300 mAh battery

Connectivity and Location :
GPRS Yes
EDGE   Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB v2.0, USB host
NFC No
Infrared port No
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS

Sensors:
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, light

Weight and Dimension:
Dimensions 136.9 x 65 x 10.2 mm
Weight 139.5 g

Other Features:
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green (Walton has two color only)
-OTA available (Over the Air update) 
-Wireless Display Sharing
-Double tap wake 
-Triple mic noise reduction
-Basic gesture, Facing, Tilt, gyro tap, SNS integration
-Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk 
-Organizer,Document viewer
-Photo viewer/editor
-Voice memo/dial/commands-Predictive text input
Price:
Walton Primo Z ( 16 GB ROM & 2GB RAM) = 24,490 TK
IUNI U2 16 GB (2 GB RAM) =18,490 TK
IUNI U2 32 GB (3 GB RAM)=21,500 TK

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Xiami Redmi 2: Must Read Before You Buy any Xiaomi Device in Bangladesh.

Xiami Redmi 2 is the successor of the Redmi 1s, a big hit of the Xiaomi in 2014. Now it has come with a much faster processor, slimmer and lighter design than the previous device. But the price is even cheaper. But, there is no good news for Bangladesh as the price is almost double than the original price of Redmi 2. Unofficial import and low quantity demand is responsible for this. The most horrible thing is that there is no warranty available. The spare parts and accessories are almost impossible to get. Ok, there are few luggage importer who even say about providing warranty, but it is an absolutely misguiding advertisement. They try to give after sales service on the basis of availability of spare parts when you pay them double the price of its real price. In most cases they will blame you that it was your fault if anything goes wrong with your device when you go to them for any after sales service. In most cases they will fail to solve the problem.The accessories price is three or four times the real price. 

I bought a redmi note 4g from a facebook based marketeer for 15,700 TK. The price was too high, the flipcover price was 1800 TK, the screen protector price was 1300 TK, Xiaomi do not provide any headphone with their product, I bought one for 1800 TK. Total price stands 15700+1800+1300+1800=20,600 TK. I could easily buy the Galaxy Grand 2, Moto G or  HTC 816 for similar price. I am very satisfied with the performance of Xiaomi but very unsatisfied with the sellers for the worst after sales service and unimaginably higher price. 

Availability:
Announced
2015, January
Status
Available. Released 2015, January

Network Parameters :
Network Technology
GSM / 3G / 4G  / GPRS / EDGE
SIM
Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Memory :
Card slot
microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal
8/16 GB
RAM
1/2 GB

Display:
Type
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
4.7 inches (67.6% screen-to-body ratio), Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch
Yes
Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Camera:
Primary
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels,
Features
autofocus, LED flash, check qualityFeatures1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, ,
Video
HDRVideo1080p@30fps
Secondary
2 MP


Hardware & OS:
Operating System:
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Number of cores:
Quad-core
Cpu speed
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Chipset
Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPU
Adreno 306

Battery :
Battery Capacity
Li-Po  2200 mAh battery

Connectivity and Location :
GPRS
Yes
EDGE
  Yes
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP, LE
USB
microUSB v2.0, USB host
NFC
No
Infrared port
No
GPS
with A-GPS, GLONASS

Sensors:
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Weight and Dimension:
Dimensions
134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm (5.28 x 2.65 x 0.37 in)

Weight
133 g

Other Features:
Messaging
SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser
HTML5
Radio
FM radio
Java
Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors
Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green
- Fast battery charging: 30% in 30 min (Quick Charge 1.0)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
- MIUI 6.0 PLATFORM
Price:
13,500 TK

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Walton Primo X3 mini: Price & Specs in Bangladesh

The Walton Primo X3 mini is the rebranded version of the Gionee Elife S5.1. Which is the second slimmest handset of the world today. It is a very thin and light mobile with a moderate specification. I am going to call it a mid range device considering its specs. Although it has some high end features, I think the 19,900 TK price is a little bit high. It would be a great phone with a better processor, 2GB RAM, expandable storage, 13 MP camera and a slightly larger battery. Whatever if you compare its price with the slimmest handset of the world Oppo R5 (4.85mm thick,  much better specs but not great), the price gets justified.

Availability:
Announced
2014, October
Status
Released 2014, November
Network Parameters:
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
900 / 2100
4G Network
NO
SIM
Single Micro-SIM
Memory:
Card slot
no
Internal
16GB
RAM
1GB
Display:
Type
OGS Super AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen
Size
4.8 inches, 1280x720 pixels, 306 ppi
Multitouch
up to 10 fingers
Protection & others
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera:                      
Primary          
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels
Camera features
Autofocus, LED flash, HDR, Touch to capture, Gesture, Smile Shutter, Panorama, Night, Sport, Burst mode, Best Face, Eraser, Live Filters, PPT, Tracks, Face Beauty
Video
1080p@30fps
Secondary
5 MP
Hardware & OS:
OS
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset
Mediatek MT6592
CPU
Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU
Mali-450MP4
Sensors:
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery:
Non-removable Li-po 2150 mAh battery
Connectivity and Location :
GPRS
Yes
EDGE
Yes
Speed
HSPA
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP
NFC
No
USB
microUSB v2.0
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
Weight and Dimension:
Dimensions
139.8 x 67.4 x 5.2 mm (5.50 x 2.65 x 0.20 in)
Weight
 97.7 g (3.42 oz)
Other Features:
Messaging
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser
HTML5
Radio
FM radio with RDS
Java
Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors
White, Black
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
Price:
19,900 TK