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BlackBerry Z30

shafkatworkphotoBlackBerry Z30The BlackBerry® Z30 makes collaboration easy. Its stunning 5” display, unique BlackBerry® Natural Sound and BBM™ Video with Screen Share let you see what’s on the other person’s screen in vivid detail and hear the conversation like you’re in the same room.

The essential tech specs.
The BlackBerry® Z30 has a 2,880mAh battery that can last up to 384 hours on standby or up to 18 hours when making phone calls. It’s powered by a 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and BlackBerry 10.2 software. It has a 5” touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720, which gives a pixel density of 295 pixels per inch. You’ll also get an 8MP camera and 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 64GB with a microSD card.
BBM™ Video just got better.
Do you find video calls still leave you feeling distant? With BlackBerry® Natural Sound on the BlackBerry® Z30 you’ll feel like you’re in the same room as the person you’re talking to. And with Screen Share it’s easy to work together or show off the latest family photos, without leaving your BBM Video call.

Focus on what’s important.
With BlackBerry® Priority Hub, all your messages are in one place and just a swipe away. And now the BlackBerry® 10 software gets to know you and learns which messages will be most important to you. That means you get the messages that matter instantly, leaving the rest to be checked when time’s less pressing.
Power through.
The innovative features of the BlackBerry® Z30 are powered by a big battery and fast processor. The impressive battery life means your phone will last the whole day so you can do more of what’s important. While the new processor makes everything more responsive, letting you do things more effortlessly.

Battery life and operating system
Battery size (in mAh) – This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.

Operating system
The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.

Standby time (up to)
The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
Talk time (up to)
The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

Processor and memory
Number of cores – Dual cores
The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
Memory card type – MicroSD up to 64GB
Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.
Internal phone memory- 16GB
The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
Processor name and model – 1.7GHz dualcore Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor
The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device’s processor.
Processor speed – 1.7GHz
The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.

BlackBerry Z10

The Z10 is a fully touchscreen BB10 device sporting modern specs, with cool patterned soft-touch material on the back. The screen is 4.2″ LCD with 1280 x 768 pixels, making for a pixel density of 356 pixels per inch. A 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM are the power under the hood, and there are 16 GB of internal storage, as well as the all-important microSD card slot. You will need all the RAM, because BB10 is a true multitasking system, like Android, so everything remains how you left it, or moves on under the hood, but is available at all times.shafkatworkphoto

It wasn’t long ago that Blackberry’s were the top dog when it came to smart phones. Products like the Curve and Blackberry Bold were the phone to have. Over the years though, as the Apple iPhone and Android phones became much more user and budget friendly Blackberry started to fade away, at least out of the individual user market. Due to the business nature of BlackBerry phones and the ability to remotely wipe business data off of the phone while leaving personal data intact, BlackBerry has still been strong in the corporate market. With the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 I’m sure they are hoping that the Blackberry Z10 will bring them back into the mainstream spotlight.
The BlackBerry Z10 is no slouch in features or specifications. BlackBerry Z10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor. This is a very popular processor, and there’s good reason for that. The S4 dual-core processor is very capable of chewing through day to day tasks with plenty of speed. Backing up the processor is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. If the initial 16GB of storage isn’t enough for you a 32GB microSD card can be added. The screen on the BlackBerry Z10 isn’t the largest that we have come across, but it is a comfy 4.2? with a resolution of 1280×768. The BlackBerry Z10 is relatively light weighing in at only 4.78 ounces and measures only 130×65.6x9mm (5.12×2.58x.35 inches)

2G Network -GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
3G Network – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – STL100-1
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – STL100-2
4G Network
LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 – STL100-2

SIM – Micro-SIM
Status – Available.

Body -
Dimensions -130 x 65.6 x 9 mm (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 in)
Weight – 137.5 g (4.83 oz)

Type – Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size – 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.2 inches (~355 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch – Yes

Alert types – Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker – Yes
3.5mm jack -Yes

Card slot – microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal – 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM

GPRS – Yes
EDGE – Yes
Speed – HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band
Bluetooth – Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
NFC – Yes
USB – Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary – 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features – Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization
Video – Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, check quality
Secondary – Yes, 2 MP, 720p@30fps

OS- BlackBerry 10 OS, upgradable to v10.1
Chipset – Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
CPU – Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU – Adreno 225
Sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging – SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6
Browser – HTML5
Radio – No
GPS – Yes, with A-GPS support
Java – Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors – Black, White
- SNS integration
- HDMI port
- BlackBerry maps
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
- DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery
Stand-by – Up to 312 h
Talk time – Up to 10 h

SAR US – 1.07 W/kg (head) 1.07 W/kg (body)
SAR EU – 0.87 W/kg (head) 0.99 W/kg (body)

Display – Contrast ratio: 1532 (nominal) / 2.051:1 (sunlight)
Loudspeaker – Voice 70dB / Noise 67dB / Ring 73dB
Audio quality – Noise -82.8dB / Crosstalk -80.5dB
Camera – Photo / Video
Battery life – Endurance rating 46h

LG Optimus L7 II

The LG Optimus L7 II looks beautiful and has some cool new features, ideal for people looking for a feature filled, stylish smartphone at a reasonable cost. The laser sculpted body gives a premium look and feel while the 4.3” screen shows a user everything in true-to-life colours.shafkats-work-image

Technical Specifications
The sleek body on the LG Optimus L7 II contains a massive 2,460mAh battery that can keep the phone ticking over for 800 hours on standby, or 12 hours when making phone calls. The phone’s powered by a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, giving a very responsive experience. There’s a bright 4.3” LCD screen with a 480×800 resolution, giving a pixel density of 217 pixels per inch. A user will also get an 8MP camera and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB with a microSD card.
The latest technology to stay charged.
LG has taken battery technology to another level with the LG Optimus L7 II. It uses a sizeable 2,460mAh battery which gives a user plenty of juice to get through the day. What’s impressive is that the battery is smaller than its rivals as it uses new SiO+ technology which improves battery performance by 6%. It’s perfect for keeping the L7 2 slim without compromising on performance.
Things are easier with Quick Memo, QSlide and Quick Translator.
There’s some great software that LG has added to the L7 II. Quick Memo allows a user to draw or write on top of any screen a user is viewing, just in case a user needs to jot down a quick message. QSlide allows a user to access another application while watching a movie, with the video becoming a transparent layer on the display. Another handy addition is Quick Translate, which is capable of reading and translating 60 different languages. In online mode a user is able to convert whole sentences to whatever language a user need and even without an internet connection a user can still translate single words.
Quick button
On the left of the LG Optimus L7 II there’s a quick button. A user can programme this key to launch any app, meaning a user can jump to the favourite game or app in an instant. A user can even set the quick button to act as the shutter key for the camera so a user can use the 8MP snapper more easily.
If a user has a mobile phone has a built-in speaker, a user can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on the handset’s features)
Smartphones do more than standard handsets. These powerful mobile phones have advanced features and dedicated operating systems that manage battery life and enhance performance.

Internet browser
A mobile internet browser allows a user to view websites and conduct internet searches on the handset. Some browsers support tabbed browsing and allows a user to bookmark websites to visit again later.

Calendar – An electronic diary.
Email – Email clients allows a user to send and receive messages on the mobile phone. Dependent on the client and the
specific handset, a user may be able to send file attachments and sync multiple email accounts

Compatibility (Windows PC)
Connect the mobile phone to a Windows based Windows PC and charge it and/or sync and transfer data. (Sync functionality dependent on phone features and Windows PC specifications)

Sony Xperia SP

shafkatworkphotoThe Sony Xperia SP is a real stand out smartphone with exquisite design, powerful hardware, Sony’s typically amazing camera technology and even 4G connectivity.
Unique metal design.  Using co-moulding technology, Sony created the Xperia™ SP with a unique solid design and a seamless look and feel that melts into your hand. It uses high end, premium materials, with amazing attention to detail, right down to the flashy standby button. The illuminating, colour-changing belt at the bottom of the Xperia™ SP will notify you of everything from incoming calls and text messages to Facebook™ notifications. And when you’re listening to music, the illumination will pulse to the beat, becoming more intense as you crank up the volume.
Mighty impressive 4.6” touchscreen.
Feel like you’re there with the razor sharp and super bright HD screen on the Sony Xperia™ SP. The 4.6” HD Reality Display uses 720p resolution, making it perfect for visual content such as games, movies and websites. The display also uses Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 technology that automatically adjusts the screen for the best visuals. It can change the contrast, manage colours, reduce noise and filter the sharpness.

Stunning shots in any light.
The Xperia™ SP’s 8MP camera is built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras. It uses the Exmor RS™ for mobile, a new image sensor technology that is designed for great shots in low light situations. The camera also features an HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, an imaging technology that lets you capture clear photos against strong backlight, such as taking photos with the sun behind your friends on a beach holiday. Not sure what setting to use to get the best image? Superior Auto automatically chooses the optimal image settings, and has a choice of 36 different scenes

Longer battery life.
Battery STAMINA mode saves you wasted battery drain by recognising when your display is off and turning off functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. Turn your screen back on and everything jumps back into life. With Battery STAMINIA mode on, Wi-Fi and data traffic are disabled when the screen is off, but you still receive incoming calls, texts, and alarms. It’s easy to customise which apps you want to receive push notifications from when the screen is off though. Want Twitter updates? Just tick the box.

Powerful hardware built-in.
The engine of the Sony Xperia™ SP is the 1.7GHz dual core S4 processor. This is designed for super fast performance and multitasking. This means you can play the latest 3D games smoothly, but still have other apps running in the background, like app downloads. Fancy playing music and checking your route home? Easy. But the S4 processor is also built for energy efficiency, meaning it works brilliantly with Battery STAMINA mode.

4G speeds and one touch connectivity.
The Sony Xperia™ SP can connect to the new 4G network, meaning once you’re on the right contract, you can get super fast mobile internet speeds. Stream videos on the go, have Skype chats anywhere and download huge files at speed on the go. The SP also has an NFC chip inside that combines with some cool Sony accessories. Just by bumping your smartphone on a compatible Sony TV you can have your videos streaming wirelessly. You can also bump your Xperia™ SP on compatible music players, back up devices and smartphones to stream music, back up your content and share files in seconds.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 combines the portability of a smartphone with the multitasking abilities and incredible viewing experience of a tablet. The huge HD screen is planted on a phone that’s still 8mm thin and easy to use with one hand.shafkatworkphoto
• Gigantic 6.3” screen, ideal for movie watching & web surfing
• Enormous 3,200mAh battery to power you for days on end

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has one of the biggest screens of any smartphone, making it ideal for catching a movie when you’re on the move and enjoying visual content, but also perfect for typing, working on spreadsheets and opening multiple apps on screen at once.
A super sized screen.  The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is going to be famous for its screen. At 6.3” it’s one of the biggest of any smartphone, and with 720p HD resolution it’s sharp too, so it’s stupendous for enjoying your favourite movies, TV episodes, and enjoying photos on Facebook. Even though the Galaxy Mega has such a large screen, it’s still perfectly usable with one hand. Light for its size and only 8mm thin, there’s also built-in software that makes it easy for one hand use. There’s a special keyboard option that squishes the keys to one side, as well as a number pad that can be shrunk, making for easier selection with one thumb.

Split screen mode
That huge screen is also great for using multiple apps at once for increased efficiency. This means you can have an email open in one half of the screen, and be reading an internet page on the other half. You can also be making notes on S Planner while reading a text message from a friend giving you directions. Or, use the Pop up play feature. This means you can have a small window playing a movie or video clip floating on top of any other screen, so you can be writing some Tweets, and still watch your video clips from last night’s party.

Group Play and S Translator
The great software in the Samsung Galaxy Mega doesn’t stop there either. Group Play is a feature that lets you wirelessly connect to other compatible devices so you can share music and have it playing from multiple devices at once, share pictures, documents, and connect to play multiplayer games. It’s fast and really easy to set up too. S Translator is a built-in app that lets you translate from and to English from nine other languages including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and English. It also works offline, so you won’t have any huge data bills when you’re abroad.

Cameras front and back
With a screen like the one fitted to the Samsung Galaxy Mega, you’ll want a couple of great cameras. On the reverse is an 8MP lens that’s perfect for shots of people or places, during day or night, and then you can upload them in seconds to Twitter or Facebook®. On the front the 1.9MP camera is ideal for video calls or self-portraits. And that 6.3” screen is ideal for apps like Skype, giving you a great view of your friends and family wherever they are.


The article will provide a reader with information on HTC One SV LTE. One of the best mid-range 4G handsets around – the One SV LTE is a good option if high-speed internet is what you want. However, we’d hold off on buying a 4G device until the other networks make the service available as that’s when pricing will get competitive.shafkatworkphoto

The HTC One SV LTE is an entry level 4G device offering meaty specs at a reasonable price. The device comes complete with dual-cores, expandable memory and high-speed internet capabilities via the EE network. But can it really tempt users away from the iPhone and Galaxy S ranges?  The HTC One SV LTE is likely to be the last handset launched before the firm’s 2013 lineup is introduced at MWC at the end of February. Although the One SV LTE fits in towards the bottom of the One series ladder, it is a tempting proposition for those looking for high-speed internet.

Low-cost LTE?
The HTC One SV LTE is one of the cheapest phone available with 4G, along with the Nokia Lumia 820 and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE. But you’re still going to have £36 per month for the privilege of using the 4G spectrum, and that’s with a paltry 500MB data allowance.  To put it in perspective, 500MB of data on 4G would last you little over five minutes if you were streaming HD content, let alone a month.  In our time with the HTC One SV, we uploaded files to FTP servers through Android’s AndFTP application. It has been recorded and shared videos to YouTube and enjoyed video conferencing and streaming video, with noticeably less lag than our 3G handset.

If a user is concerned 3GB won’t be enough, for £51, a user can opt for the 5GB package – a cost that may well be justified if presenting streaming videos and online documents is integral to the industry.

The design
Despite the mid-range price, the HTC One SV is a good looking phone, especially from the back. The matte back cover coupled with the phone’s tapered sides make sure it sits well in the hand, looks good and feels rich to the touch.  The front feels less premium thanks to its high gloss and chunky curves, not to mention a questionable in-call speaker grille. The faux metal matte banding around the sides also dampens the alluring back panel’s appeal. In saying all that though, given the HTC One SV LTE’s mid-range position, you could do a lot worse.

That sentiment especially applies to the screen. Colours pop out of the 4.3-inch SLCD 2 panel. HTC is great when it comes to screen tech, and for anyone who needs outdoor viewability, the One SV LTE impresses. While quality is excellent, the display does have one shortcoming: its WVGA resolution. Not being the sharpest screen out there lets down the One SV when reading documents or browsing text heavy web pages.

OS: Android 4.0
Display: 4.3-inch super LCD-2 touch screen (480 x 800)
Processor: Qualcomm S4 1.2 GHz dual-core
Internal storage: 8GB + micro SD support up to 32GB
Camera: 5-megapixel rear w/Flash, autofocus, 1080p HD recording, 1.6-megapixel front
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, AGPS, 4G
Ports: micro USB

BlackBerry Z10 Black

The BlackBerry Z10 mobile phone redefines the BlackBerry user experience. Designed with a spacious 4.3 inch touchscreen, the Z10 offers fluid gestures on a High Definition display.  Experience the latest BlackBerry 10 OS powered by a responsive 1.5GHz dual-core processor; the perfect combination to keep you on top of your day.shafkatworkphoto

The BlackBerry Hub is your home for messages, emails and social updates and can be accessed from any application in a single swipe. It’s multi-tasking in its purest form. The BlackBerry Messenger service is back and now lets you video call your friends. You can even share what’s on screen to a contact on the other side of the world.

BlackBerry Hub
BlackBerry Hub acts as a notification center, with the user’s entire social and email accounts integrated into one app. These include, at launch, standard E-mail client, Twitter, Facebook, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and LinkedIn (with options to turn any of these services off). Standard notifications like missed calls, voicemail, and system updates also appear on the hub. The hub can be accessible from any app/lock screen, by performing an upside down j-hook gesture.   Users can perform various tasks like compose emails, send emails, and browse social networks, without accessing other apps. Developers are also given options to integrate apps into the Blackberry Hub.

BlackBerry Balance
BlackBerry Balance is a new feature introduced in BlackBerry 10, enabling users to keep both personal data and office work data separated in its own spaces. Using Blackberry Enterprise Server 10, IT departments can allow users to set up work-spaces that automatically install applications and email accounts. After completion, users can navigate between personal and work profiles, by swiping down on the apps page. All of the user’s data is secured via 256-bit AES encryption, and any files created will stay within the profile partition.

Time Shift Camera
BlackBerry 10 features camera software that takes multiple frames of every photo. This feature allows users to adjust a photo easily to correct issues such as closed eyes.

BBM Video/Screen Share
BlackBerry’s popular messaging application now includes the ability to video chat as well as the ability to share the contents of a user’s BlackBerry screen with others.

Android Player
The Android player allows BlackBerry 10 Smarpthones to run some applications designed for the Android Operating System

BlackBerry 10 features a new virtual keyboard layout that mimics BlackBerry’s past generation’s physical keyboards.  The letters and numbers feature fonts and frets similar to previous BlackBerry devices. The keyboard also learns the user’s typing preferences, trying to auto-predict the next word. The keyboard also uses contextual information to predict the next letter in a word sequence. In this case, words will appear above the letter that the OS thinks that the user will touch next. Users can then perform a flicking upwards gesture above the letter to quickly select that word.  Also, swiping from right to left in keyboard deletes the entire word rather than using backspace to delete each character.

Bundled applications
Blackberry 10 features a number of included applications that help users perform various tasks and activities. These include maps, Web browser, Remember (Sticky notes app), Docs to Go, Story Maker (video and music stitching app), calculator, clock, music, media, weather, and file manager. Cloud service integrations like Box and Dropbox are also integrated by default. In addition, BlackBerry’s popular messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger is included with BlackBerry 10.

Third Party Applications
At the time of the release in January 2013, BlackBerry 10 operating system had 70,000 third party applications. This represents a substantial increase over the BlackBerry PlayBook which launched with only 3,000 third party applications.  In end of March 2013, BlackBerry 10 has 100,000 apps, but still less of imaging favorites like Instagram and Snapseed.

Unlike the previous BlackBerry OS (but similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook), applications must be downloaded through BlackBerry’s BlackBerry World storefront, which comes included with BlackBerry 10.

Huawei Ascend G330

The article will provide a reader with information on Huawei Ascend G330. shafkatworkphoto

The display’s a high point and it is bright and sharp and offers the same 480×800 resolution as the old Ascend G300. Icon text is pretty clean and crisp, plus it’s perfectly usable outdoors if a user sticks the brightness up to full whack. Huawei’s also beefed up the camera spec by a factor of two, adding a front-facing camera along the top edge of the G330. That’s the telltale sensor there beside the Huawei logo The G330 also comes with a proximity sensor in the front to deactivate the display when a user is on on a call, plus a sensor to adjust the display’s brightness automatically. Button and hole location is unchanged on the Ascend G330, so a user won’t require lengthy rehabilitation should user be upgrading.

The 3.5mm jack and a nice, chunky, easily locatable power button are on the top edge with the USB connector on the bottom, plus the volume up/down toggles on the left. The G330 is a nice phone to hold. The rubberised back is grippier than the slippery silvery finish of the G300, making it feel a little more glued to the fingers. Build quality is mixed. The display’s solid, smooth and responsive, as are the three capacitive buttons, but it tends to creak a bit when a user is pressing the power and volume buttons. The Huawei Ascend G300 heralds a new chapter in the Huawei book, one that will soon be continued with the quad-core Huawei Ascend D Quad. Aiming to challenge established budget devices such as the BlackBerry Curve 8520, Samsung Galaxy Y and even coming in at similar monthly prices as the HTC One V, Huawei seems to have a job on its hands. With an almost HTC One X look about it, a user will find three capactive soft keys just below the screen.

Huawei’s opted to discard the search button, keeping only the Menu, Home and Back buttons. With the update to Android 4.0, the Home button also doubles as the multitasking key, with a long-press pulling up the list of recently used apps. At the opposite end of the bezel, there is a small LED light. It’s well hidden, but flashes whenever a user can get a message, and lights up when charging. The colour does change, and can be customised in different applications. The left hand side of the Ascend G300 houses the volume rocker. There’s a nice dip in the centre which helps a user control it, and it feels surprisingly sturdy. An uncovered MicroUSB port is located on the bottom, leaving the right side empty. The smart design also extends to the back. Made up of the battery cover, between stylish white plastic that curves round the side, the back also houses the camera and flash, as well as the loud speaker, another microphone and the obligatory logos. Behind the battery cover we can see the SIM card slot, 1500 mAh battery and a microSD card slot.

Sony Xperia U

The article will provide a reader with information on Sony Xperia U. Japanese phone maker has rolled out its newly designed handset Sony Xperia U. This handset even though, as per company’s claim targets at entry-level buyers, in fact comes packed with mid-range specs.

Albeit, this Sony mobile phone is currently running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, it’s planned to get 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update at any time. Thus, Google’s huge apps store is now accessible and enjoyable just on a few finger taps.  For making Sony Xperia U run at super-fast speed, a dual-core 1 GHz processor has been equipped on it. The photography like never before can be experienced by a user with 5 MP shooter fitted on it. This camera comes with exciting specs like autofocus, LED flash, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and many more. The video clips can also be taken by using this snapper. Further, front VGA camera is nice for video chat.

The 3.5 inches touchscreen on this Sony handset is superb to watch pics, video clips and websites in excellent clarity and sharpness. The screen is long lasting with scratch-resistant glass and is pretty functional with the incorporation of Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and Timescape UI.

A user can also store plenty of files with built-in memory of 4 GB along with 512 MB of RAM. The 2G and 3G technology supported on it lets a user rejoice at snappy web surfing, emailing and social networking.

For winning the heart of multimedia-enthusiasts, this gadget flaunts excellent music player, media player, Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio socket and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology. A user can also enjoy Facebook, Twitter on a single platform. Li-Ion 1320 mAh battery fitted on it delivers good stand by time and talk time.

Sony Xperia U contract deals tabulated on this webpage are pretty exciting with their pocket-friendly rates, captivating free gifts and alluring incentives.



Let’s have a look at the specification for the Sony Xperia U
Camera:Mega Pixel
Display Size:480 x 854 pixels, 3.5 inches
Display Type:LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M color
Ringtone Type:MP3
GPRSText:Up to 107 kbps
Battery Text:Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh
Talk Time hours:Up to 6 h 36 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 36 min (3G)
Standby Hours:Up to 260 h (2G) / Up to 472 h (3G)

Motorola Gleam

The Motorola Gleam is a cheap and shiny homage to everyone’s favourite flip phone of yesteryear, the Razr. It’s a good choice for those who value simplicity.

Let’s have a look at the good and bad aspects of Motorola Gleam.

• Eye-catching design
• Cool LED lights
• Thin frame
• Easy to use

• No 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity
• Poor camera

The Motorola Gleam is an homage to the company’s legendaryRazr handset. The Gleam is attractive, basic and cheap, offering thrifty buyers some bling for their cash.  The Gleam is available for around £50 on a pay as you go deal. A user can also pick it up SIM-free for around £90.

The front of the Gleam has a glossy finish that attracts fingerprints like nobody’s business, and the vast expanse of shiny plastic is only broken by the 2-megapixel camera. Once a call or text message comes, though, a hidden dot-matrix screen makes its presence known. It’s a deliberately retro touch. This pocket-sized light show continues, with a set of LEDs located on the bottom of the Gleam. These pulsate when a user opens a close the clam-shell mechanism, as well as flashing when a user receives a call. Another neat touch is the throbbing effect that occurs when a user plugs the handset into a wall charger.

Clam-shell phones are something of a rarity nowadays, making the Gleam feel quite old-fashioned. The hinge that joins the two sections of the device also seems rather flimsy, and a user can notice a small amount of wobble in both the open and closed positions.  The keypad is inspired by that of the original Razr, but it’s made from a single piece of flexible plastic, rather than aluminium. The physical buttons reside beneath this plastic sheet, and have a very slight degree of travel when pressed. Initially, we felt the keys were unnecessarily large, but it doesn’t take long to become accustomed to them. Indeed, texting on the Gleam is practically effortless.  When compared to the huge displays on the HTC Desire HD and LG Optimus 2X, the Gleam’s 2.4-inch screen seems ridiculously small. Placed alongside other phones in the same price bracket, however, it’s practically par for the course.

The 2-megapixel camera is also rather underwhelming, offering dismal photo quality and terrible videos. The still and moving images created using this phone are acceptable for distribution via MMS, but little else. There is also an 5MB of internal storage available.
Expandable memory is certainly recommended as the Gleam comes complete with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means a user can use his/her own cans to listen to MP3s or the built-in FM radio.

Phone style Clamshell

Height (cm) 11.5
Width (cm) 5.3
Depth (cm) 1.5
Weight (g) 105
Qwerty keyboard No
Touchscreen No
Display size (cm) 2.4
Display resolution 240×320
Internal memory (GB) 0.0050
Camera (Mp) 2.0
Autofocus No
Flash type No flash
Video recorder Yes

Music player Yes
FM radio Yes
3.5mm headphone socket Yes
Flight mode Yes

After reading the article, a user would have gained knowledge and understanding of Motorola Gleam.