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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review and Specifications


HTC never quite been synonymous with dual SIM handsets. But that doesn’t mean that the company is incapable of making them, and we were reminded of that by the unveiling of their Desire 626G+ a predecessor of the 626, which was launched earlier this year. In fact, HTC has done a good job in combining all that we wish for – in a dream gadget.

5 inch IPS LCD Display

The display of this phone is made impressive with multi touch technology and it also sports the resolution of 720 by 1280 Pixels. Further, Because of 294 PPI pixel density, the display appears to be quite power saver.

Strong Body and Attractive Design

HTC has been maintaining a high standard in designing and making gorgeous smartphone and that is true even with this device. In this particular unit, with its chamfered edges and slim body design, which is just 8.2 mm thick, 146.90 mm in height and 70.90 mm in width, it goes without saying that the phone holds beautifully in user’s palm. Weighing just 138 gram it is one of the lightest device this year from the HTC franchise.

The color options are also amazing with a wide rage comprising of Blue “Lagoon”, White “Birch” and Purple “Fire”.

HTC Desire 626G+ Dual SIM Review and Specifications

Firing up the music player you are met by the front facing speaker, which I must say sound awesome though addition of Dolby surround could have been a more than a welcome gesture as was the case with the one m9 just launched also recently.

The only back draw to the design is the plastic material used, which makes the phone fill, cheap (which it is not) with some markets retailing at just 16900 rupees.

There is no removable back cover as the battery is inbuilt, but that’s the price to pay for its outstanding display at expense of not being able to swap rather small 2000 mAh battery.

Memory Storage and Processing

The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6752 Chip-set coupled up with an Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, a Mali-T760MP2 for video and gaming processing this is crowned with a 1GB RAM, which we think is a bit under powered for such a CPU Architecture.

8GB of on board storage is what you will be getting in this device this a bit of drawback as most of the memory is taken by the OS leaving the user with around 6 gigs for content storage, but that be upgraded via a micro SD slot up to 32 GB.


The HTC desire 626g+ comes armed with two cameras. On the back, you will find a 13-megapixel shooter and the front sports a 5-megapixel selfie cam. Both cameras support Geo-tagging, touch to focus, face detection, panorama.

On the 13 MP back shooter is a package that contains a 2.2 cm (0.10 inches), a 2.2µf aperture for maximum light capture in low light environment, though optical image stabilization is lacking from such a manufacturer.

The front facing 5 MP comes in with a 3.4 cm ( 1.33 inches) lens with a BSI sensor and an auto capture smile detect option the panoramic option is also a great feature that allows a trending ‘Groufie’ for capturing more people in your caption.

The camera comes preloaded with some features such as face beautification and a really nice and Simple UI thanks to the updated sense 6.0.


The phone has all the usual network connectivity in a mid range budget phone with Wi-Fi 802.11 support for bands b/g/n though HTC could have included the latest a/c to compensate for the lack of 4G LTE on the unit. There’s also Wi-Fi hotspot hosting available out of the box.

The phone supports dual SIM, which is probably the reason for its popularity in the Asian and African Markets where two SIM card option is a plus for consumers. It supports the following Band GSM signals.

4G LTE is missing in this model unlike its predecessor the Desire 626, but download speeds are amazing with HSPA 21.1Mbps for download and 5.76 Mbps for uploads on both SIM cards unlike other models which have HSPA connectivity for only one SIM .

GPS is also included with voice navigation as well as integration with the gesture navigated interface of the HTC Sense UI; Bluetooth 4.0 is in the package with support for A2DP, apt-X for quality audio and connectivity. The phone also contains a Micro-USB for fast charging the rather disappointing 2000mAh battery as well as media and file transfer.

Sensors and Added Features

The phone has some extra features some of which have become the norm and others an improvement from the 626. There’s a Compass/ Magnetometer included, a proximity sensor which can be used with 3rd party apps to trigger gestures, an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and unlike 626 the g+ has an inbuilt FM radio, there also active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.


The phone is per-loaded with the Sense UI 6.0 running on top of Android 4.4.4 KitKat with no official information for an upgrade to Lollipop. The interface is simple and fast though it lags on some instances due to the low and slow 1gig of RAM. Overall HTC has done a nice job in removing the bloatware found in most custom skins by keeping it neat and very fluid.

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  • A 13Mp Camera which takes amazing low light photos with its 2.2µ aperture
  • A wide screen with a sharp PPI of 294
  • A beautiful Design


  • Low Battery Capacity ( 2000 mAh)
  • No removable Back Cover
  • Low internal Storage 8GB( around 4GB is available for use)
  • Luck of support for 4G LTE
Price 16900 Rupees
SIM Dual, NanoSIM, GSM, 3G+3G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.4
Screen 5.0 Inches, 720×1280 Pixel, 294 PPI
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek
GPU Mali-T760 MP2
Memory 1GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support
Camera 13 MP[P], 5 MP[F], FHD Recording
Battery 2000 mAh, 18 Days 3G Standby
Body 8.2 mm [Th], 138 G [W]
Connectivity 4 Sensors, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB



Super sharp display, wide viewing angles snappy front facing camera a ton load of effect to back up the camera and that’s just all we can put for the shocker start of 2015 in the E – Series of Samsung phones. What’s the reason for all this, let’s dig in and find out…


The phone has a wide 5 inch SUPER AMOLED Display and a maximum resolution of 720 by 1280, which gives it a pixel density of 294. Making it very vibrant and sharp viewing angles even under direct sunlight, the screen has a Color Depth of 16M, which makes it have a very stunning display when displaying videos which it’s capable to 720p.

Body and Design

The brand Samsung has done a really nice job in the design of the phone. It has gone even further by making it as thin it possibly can, probably the slimmest in products its price range. At just a mere 7.3 mm, but that has come at the expense of having a smaller battery at 2400mAh. The other dimensions are pretty palm-friendly with its width coming at 70.2mm and a height of 141.6mm.

The color option is limited unlike its predecessor the A5, which Samsung gave us a wide bevy of colors. The E5 is available in White, Black and Brown option. The sides of the device have been given a metal like fill though the sides buttons are too clunky and makes the phone have a less ergonomic add to it.

Samsung Galaxy E5 Review and Specifications

It also has the LED lit capacitive buttons upfront that allows viewing at night. The back is a non-removable back cover holding the Li-Ion battery, next to the camera is where the loud speaker has been placed which we must say does not sound very well especially during gaming or watching a video.

The SIM card trays as well as the micro SD slot are at the side of the phone and can be accessed by a pin for ejecting. The phone has been well equipped with two microphones dedicated to voice and video recording, which does a good job in voice transmission.

Memory Storage and Processing

The E5 has a whopping 16 GB storage capacity, but unfortunately not all of it is available out of the box as the user is only left with around 11GB of storage. Samsung has forced it’s all so usual software, which we never need in any way. To compensate for the memory issue, the Samsung engineers have added in a micro SD slot that allows expansion up to 64GB, but there is a drawback to all this as the SD slot act as the SIM card slot for the 2nd Sims card (terrible job Samsung).

There is a 1.5GB of RAM out of which around 480MB is available out of the box. This is a clear indication of lag as time goes by. Another drawback to the storage is the lack of an option to ‘write to SD’ as one is forced to install apps on the limited internal storage.

Under the hood the phone is powered by a Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 410 chip-set with an Octa-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz.

For gamers the phone packs in an Adreno™ 306 GPU, which we can say does a good job in keeping up this the stunning AMOLED display.


The phone comes with a slightly protruding back shooter of 8 Mega Pixel equipped with LED flash as well as Auto focus and Touch to refocus. The Camera has a nice Interface with Samsung’s philosophy of simplicity taking shape; it’s also capable of recording full HD videos at 1080p. The front camera is where Samsung have really done marvelously with a full package of effects such a beautification and auto focus, the gestures are also a welcome move with users being able to capture images with Palm gestures and voice commands, there is also a wide viewing angle for those amazing selfies,‘Groufies’.

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The phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n but unfortunately hotspot creation is not available, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP is on board. GPS, GLONASS is included with active voice navigation, Micro USB v2.0 is available for charging as well as file transfer. The phone also supports the standard 3.5mm audio jack pin. The phone lacks 4G LTE.

The dual SIM option is a nice improvement in the E-series franchise though the option for swapping the second SIM card for a Micro SD makes the option less favorable.

Sensors and Added Features

The phone has an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, but unfortunately it lacks an ambient light sensor meaning that users have to adapt to manually adjusting the screen brightness. This is a drawback considering the price tag for the phone. The software package has also some interesting features such as an offline photo and video studio for light editing of your videos and photos.


Samsung have still gone with their custom skin TouchWiz UI running on top of Android KitKat 4.4.4 with an option for software update and promises from them of Lollipop rolling out in the next couple of months. The interface is clean though buggy and lags after heavy usage due to the large number of 3rd party apps.

The keyboard and messaging apps have been upgraded with Samsung integrating ‘swipe to type’ feature in the package.


  • Ultra power saving mode
  • Amazing Front Facing Camera
  • Availability and flexibility in software upgrades
  • Very light in the hand
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated microphones


  • Lack of 4G LTE
  • Lack of a dedicated SD/ SIM card slot
  • The obvious lack of an ambient light sensor
  • Non replaceable battery
  • User limited to storage of Apps on the phone’s internal storage
Price 16600 Rupees
SIM Dual, RegularSIM, GSM, 3G+3G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.4
Screen 5 Inches, HD, AMOLED, 294 PPI
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Memory 1.5GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 64GB SDcard Support
Camera 8 MP[P], 5 MP[F], FHD Recording
Battery 2400 mAh Non-removable
Body 7.3 mm [Th], 140 G [W]
Connectivity 4 Sensors, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB



Budget phone seems to be the way to penetrate the ever changing and competitive market as Chinese smartphone manufacturer; Lenovo just launched their latest budget phone the Lenovo P70. It is a great product and a wonderful design for peers its class.

Right away from the box you can tell this is not an ordinary device, the material used is pretty similar to the normal carton boxes, but Lenovo goes a step further and puts in velvet like finish to it.


On opening the box you are met with a stunning glossy glass display wrapped in a clear- type polythene paper that makes you appreciate your investment in the phone.

Packed inside the box is a Lenovo branded back cover (which is a pretty fancy offer for the prices in the various markets), a bunch of manual in every language, which you will probably never read, good looking earphones, screen guard (that should tell you no gorilla glass in this model) a charger and a USB cable you will be surprised to find Lenovo has even included an extension cable, it cannot get better than this.

Lenovo P70 Review and Specifications


The P70 comes pre-installed with Android 4.4.4 Kitkat with a heavy skinning of Lenovo’s Vibe UI 2.0. The Lenovo UI is pretty light and responsive. Lenovo should have opted for Lollipop considering the 2 Gigs of RAM that it’s shipped with.


The phone sports a 5 inch display with a maximum resolution of 720 by 1280 giving it a total pixel density (PPI) of 294.

The IPS LCD screen is used for its stunning display with a pixilation of 16M colors giving it a vibrant look even in direct sunlight and the ability to adjust its brightness for darkness to suit reading at night.


Depending on the region it will support 4G LTE network. And, as the report says, it will certainly support Indian 4G networks that are managed by AirTel, Idea, and Reliance Jio.

It also supports Wi-Fi band signals 802.11 b/g/n and allowing Wi-Fi hotspot creation as well. Besides Bluetooth 4.0, Lenovo has gone a step further and included dual SIM support for this model.


Lenovo have always come on the top when it comes to creating great camera. And, the P70 does not fall short of glory in this side of the kitchen as it comes with a 13Mp shooter at the back with a LED flash for those needs amazing low light Photoshoot. The back camera also supports full HD video recording at 30FPS (Frames per Second). Also, it has touch to focus and very simple and easy to use user interface.

The viewfinder is also great with an aperture of 2.8µf. The Front facing camera comes in at 5 MP with a wide viewing angle for video calling.

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The phone is built entirely with plastic with a glass like fill at the bottom and top edges, the color option are limited with most units bearing the unanimous Mid range Blue.

Even with its mammoth 4000 mAh Battery the manufacture still tried to make the phone as thin as possible at just 8.9 mm in thickness and a breadth of 71.8 mm.

It’s packed with a MediaTek MT6752 chip-set powered by 8 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz each with a T760-MP2 Mali GPU.

The phone comes with an on board storage of 16GB which can be expanded via a Micro SD up to 32 GB. It also comes equipped with an Accelerometer, Light Sensor and a Proximity Sensor.

Price  16000 Rupees
SIM Dual, MicroSIM, GSM, 3G+3G
OS Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Screen 5 Inches, HD, IPS LCD, 294 PPI
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek
GPU Mali-T760 MP2
Memory 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support
Camera 13 MP[P], 5 MP[F], FHD Recording
Battery 4000 mAh, 29 Days 3G Standby
Body 8.9 mm [Th], 149 G [W]
Connectivity 4 Sensors, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB


Microsoft LUMIA 640 XL Dual SIM – My Pick

Microsoft announced a mid range budget dual SIM phone at this year’s Mobile World Congress. We are nothing short of impressed; it has surpassed all it’s expected of it in a slick yet fashionable and budget conscious package. It goes without saying it’s one of the best phones from the American Manufacturer for the year 2015.


The phone sports a 5.7 inch IPS LCD Capacitive wide angle display with a maximum output resolution of 720 by 1280 harnessing a pixel density of 259 ppi and a colour density of 16 million. The display here is stunning ClearBlack Display, which has the reputation to render natural deep colours. In terms of protection, the display feature corning gorilla glass.

Body and Design

The phone has a hard plastic finish that’s resistant to fingerprint and offer a variety of colour options (though that is not included out of the box). The only drawback is the added weight at 171g this has to do with the goliath 3000mAh battery that comes with the phone.

The slightly sharp edges give it a very sturdy feel in the hand and a very solid build as well, the colour option are varied from Matte cyan, Orange, Black, Matte white, to the Glossy white. The phone is also quite thick compared to the 730, which it shares its dual SIM capability; it measures at 9 mm thick, 81.5 mm in breadth and a height of 157.9mm.

Memory Storage and Processing

Powering this mammoth of a device is a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chip set coupled together with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, which does a good job in keeping up with the phones software and constant updates. To manage the stunning clear black display and respond effectively to HD and 3D gaming it owns an Adreno® 305 GPU.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review and Specifications

Users are served with a 8 GB of storage space but Microsoft added spice to the offer by including a micro SD slot capable of supporting up to 128GB SD card. In addition, the smartphone is fueled with 15 GB on cloud storage that Microsoft offers to its SkyDrive users. With the Lumia series, the Microsoft ensures that the end user should not fall short of storage options.

13MP 5MP Camera

The back shooter is well equipped with a 13MP Camera carrying with it a Carl Zeiss Optics Lens, which is an amazingly beautiful camera with full HD recording and an output of 4128 X 3096( 1080p). The front facing camera features a 5MP lens capable of shooting 1080p images and even amazing low light images with its 1/3” sensor.

Connectivity and Software

The dual micro SIM card option is a big upgrade from the Lumia 640. Here both SIM cards supporting HSPA data transfers. And, 4G LTE for fast data and quality voice transfer is also suported on this. For data sharing, it features Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP for peripherals connections, Wi-Fi connection is also available with bands Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA; it also allows for hotspot creation for sharing phone’s fast data connection options.

Further, there is also other connectivity options such as NFC, DLNA, and FM Radio for wireless connection. Micro USB is also included for charging and data transfer.

Currently, this Microsoft champ runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim. This is up-gradable to Windows 10 operating system.


  • Large 3000 mAh Battery
  • Amazing Camera
Price 15800 Rupees
SIM Dual, MicroSIM, GSM, 3G+3G
OS Windows Blue 8.1
Screen 5.7 Inches, HD, IPS LCD, 259 PPI
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 305
Memory 1GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 128GB SDcard Support
Camera 13 MP[P], 5 MP[F], FHD Recording
Battery 3000 mAh, 40 Days 3G Standby
Body 9 mm [Th], 171 G [W]
Connectivity 4 Sensors, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, NFC, DLNA

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