Performance Review for the Karbonn Titanium S20

With foreign mobile companies like Samsung and Nokia flooding the Indian markets recently, a few Indian brands are trying to compete with these market giants by offering a number of smart phones, packing all the recent technology yet lower prices. Though these were initially dismissed as mere rumours, Karbonn, a leading Indian manufacturer of low budget mobile devices has managed to accomplish that. With a bevy of handsets directed for the low budget consumers to ones demanding the more premium handsets. There is a war regarding the pricing of smart phones in the current market due to the presence of a huge number of options. Most of the mobile phone companies are attempting to target the low budget segment since that sector is the least penetrated.

There are many service companies that are trying to make it big in this market. Everyday multiple Indian companies are trying to create high end products for the budget conscious users who want the best products at the lowest price.

Karbonn Titanium S20 is an attempt of the Indian manufacturing company to cater to the small budget consumers looking for a Smartphone. The Smartphone was priced at Rs. 4999/- to pitch it directly against other phones in the same budget category, such as the HTC desire 210, Micromax Unite 2 A106, Intex Aqua Y2, Samsung Galaxy Star2, Lava XOLO A500S Lite, Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104. Released on 2nd October, the Smart phone comes with a package offer of 500MB data free for three months to attract consumers. The phone comes in two colours, black or white for you to choose from.

The major specifications of the Karbonn Titanium S20 have been stated below.

Performance

The performance of the phone is overall good. With the preinstalled Android v4.4 KitKat operating system, the phone gives the full Android experience. With GPRS and EDGE and 3G services, data browsing is fast and efficient. The 5MP camera also gives good function. Overall, the phone gives good performance.

Display

The Karbonn Titanium s20 comes with a 4.5 inch, full wide VGA display with a screen resolution with 480*854 pixels. Though the display is not the best it could have been at the price. The display screen features a full capacitive touch screen featuring a home key, menu key and the reverse key in the lower portion of the screen. The phone also features a button for volume control on the left side of the phone and the start button is situated on the right which allows a greater space allotted for the 4.5” screen. The display is bright and clear. The phone appears classy and the shiny surface does not get dirty. The spacing is adequate with the home screen having customizable display options for a fast access to all the favourite applications. However, a premium quality of looks should not be expected from the phone. However, the handset feels sturdy enough in the hand which lessens accidental slipping of the phone while using. The phone supports over 16000000 colours and does not have a secondary display.

Hardware

The phone runs on an Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, which is one of the best in its class providing for the best android experience. Getting to your applications is quick and easy and with thousands of apps downloadable from Google Play, you will never be bored. The phone has a 1.3GHz quad core processor which is a treat for all the heavy gamers due to the phone’s smooth and unhinged performance even while playing games which demand extreme performance. The 1GB RAM also enhances the speed of the phone by aiding in the levels of performance.

Memory

The phone has an internal memory of 4GB which allows you to store all your apps with ease and there is an additional option for increasing the memory up to 32GB with the use of an external micro SD card.

Battery Performance

One of the biggest concerns with smartphones is the lack of battery performance. The 1600mAH battery supported by the Karbonn Titanium S20 is removable and provides a talk time of just over 6 hours. In this department, however, the Karbonn Titanium S20 lags behind the other smartphones in the range which provide better talk time hours. To avoid any problems, you would require carrying the charger provided with the handset.

Camera Features

The handset features dual cameras. While the front camera has only 0.3MP resolution, it is okay for emergency video calls. However, the back camera with 5MP resolution takes pretty decent pictures. While the pictures are not of superb quality, they are clear enough for any Smartphone camera in the range. The back camera has options like auto focus and flash for those perfect clicks.

Connectivity Technology

The phone supports options for dual sim insertion. The phone supports only GSM sim cards. 3G connectivity is available on the phone along with Wi-Fi connection for efficient browsing. The phone supports Bluetooth, Wlan connections, USB connection and GPS connectivity. It does not support Infrared connections. The Data facilities can be accessed via GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Android Webkit. All in all, you can expect a good browsing experience from the phone.

Pricing and release date

The phone has an MRP of Rs. 4,999 or $111.09 and was launched on 2nd October, 2014.

Other Features

The phone has options for Video Calling, G sensor, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor.

Major competition

The major competition for the Karbonn Titanium S20 in the market are the HTC desire 210, Micromax Unite 2 A106, Intex Aqua Y2, Samsung Galaxy Star2, Lava XOLO A500S Lite, Micromax Canvas Fire 2 A104. There are a number of differences in the basic features of the phones so a comparative research is necessary to find the best option at the budget.

Specifications at a glance

  • 5MP primary camera having auto focus, LED flash and a 0.3MP front camera
  • 4.5-inch capacitive FWVGA touch screen
  • Android v4.4 KitKat OS with a 1.3GHz quad core processor, 4GB internal memory which is expandable to 32GB and a 1GB RAM.
  • 1600mAH battery

Review

The phone is good for the price. What it lacks in battery back-up, it more than makes up for in terms of android performance. The camera is pretty good as well and the internet browsing options are also good. The major feature to look out for is the KitKat OS.

Performance Review for the Motorola Moto X

Motorola is back in India and with a bang. The phone company once used to be a leading brand for mobile phones in India but was discontinued. Now, through the eCommerce giant, Flipkart, the American company has made a re-entry in the Indian market and soon after its arrival, has taken the industry by storm. With just 4 handsets available in the market, Motorola has completely nudged over other Smartphone giants of the same budget range.

The handsets sold out as soon as they were announced and Flipkart had to restock on the handsets due to popular demand. Currently, the handset models available in India are the Moto E, Moto G 2nd Generation, Moto X and the upgraded version, Moto X 2nd Generation. The company used a bevy of technological features and attractive pricing options to build up an ardent fan base in India. In fact, over 2.5 million Motorola smartphones have been sold in a single year of introducing the Smartphone series in India.

The major specifications of the Motorola Moto X have been stated below:

Performance

The performance of the phone is excellent. The phone features a full AMOLED display, which gives intense colour clarity and brilliant display options. The battery back-up is really commendable for a Smartphone with a talk time of 10 hours. With the Android Jelly Bean OS upgradable to v4.4.4 KitKat, the phone has amazing performance quality.

Display

The display of the Moto X is really commendable. The display is a full AMOLED capacitive touch screen with over 16 million colours supported. The pixel density is gorgeous with 312 ppi. The phone allows a multi touch option and comes protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes the phone extremely resilient to scratches and smudges. The screen is 4.7” and the phone just weighs over 145gms. The shallow curve on the body of the Moto X allows a snug fit in the hand and is splash proof.

Hardware Specifications

The phone runs on an Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS which is upgradable to v4.4.4 KitKat. The QUALCOMM Snapdragon processor allows super smooth navigation between apps with almost no lag between features. The CPU of the phone is a Dual-core 1.7GHz Krait which can be fully appreciated during extreme gaming. The gamers will be sincerely pleased with the performance of the phone which never slows down even while undertaking games that demand extreme performances. The GPU of Adreno 320 runs without a glitch to provide you the best android experience. The 2GB RAM is one feature that greatly enhances the processor speed in the handset.

Memory Specifications

The phone does not have a card slot but the internal memory options of 16-64GB are enough for all your requirements.

Battery Performance

One of the best features of the Motorola Moto X is definitely the trademark long battery life associated with the brand. This feature is just that cherry on the cake for the phone. The Smartphone provides a whopping talk time of up to 13 hours which is really commendable, since most smartphones in the budget offers a mere 8 hours. Heavy users can celebrate since your Moto X provides a stand-by of around 576 hours due to its Li-ion 2200mAH battery.

Camera Features

Though it’s no iPhone camera or even Samsung standard, the Moto X provides a decent camera for all your purposes. The front 2.0MP camera is quite efficient for all those random selfies. However, it is the back camera that shines. With a 10MP resolution, 4320×2432 pixels camera featuring autofocus and LED flash, the camera produces stunning images. Some additional features of the camera include geo tagging, face detection, touch focus and panorama mode. The video options are incredible with 1080p at 30fps and full stereo sound recording and options for full HD videos.

Connectivity Technologies

The phone offers 2G, 3G, 4G network connections with Nano-SIM, WLAN connectivity, Bluetooth and USB connections.

Pricing and Release date

The phone has an MRP of Rs. 23,999 or $849.99 and was launched on 19th March, 2014. An upgraded version of the Moto X, called the Moto x 2nd Generation was launched on the 4th October, 2014.

Other Specifications

The best feature of the Moto X is undoubtedly the always-on sensors of the device which makes Google services available at all moments. The Google Now launcher can be accessed by just swiping right to left. The media services are pretty basic, with Play Store, Movies, Play Music and Books. The Moto Display is also pretty good, displaying monochrome notifications by sensing touch. App bubbles show notification previews on touching leaving most of the screen black which don’t draw any power. The talk feature is pretty useful. Give any command, preceded by the phrase, “OK Google Now” and a virtual voice pops up to allow hands free phone functioning.

Major Competition

The major competition of the Motorola Moto X in the market is the Google Nexus 5, Motorola Moto G, Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

Specifications at a glance

  • Android KitKat OS
  • 4.7” capacitive touch screen with AMOLED display
  • 10MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM, 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 12 hours talk time and 572 hours standby
  • 16 MB internal storage
  • Voice Recognition features

Cons

The phone has a dual core processor while the other phones in the range come with quad core processors. The lack of options for expanding the memory of the phone is another drawback for the phone. The pricing is also relatively higher than the other smartphones of the same budget range.

Verdict

The phone is a good option for the budget. The features are extremely smooth and the Android experience is amazing on the Motorola Moto X. The best part is the power saving options available in the device which is a boon for the heavy users who use their phones for long. The phone, though slightly overpriced is a good buy due to the abundance of features which makes the phone totally worth the extra bucks.

7 Reasons: Why Should You Choose GoDaddy?

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GoDaddy is the biggest name for both domain name and hosting industry. Hence, whether you are searching for a domain name or a hosting company, you will come across GoDaddy.

Here, I will give you some ideas why I like GoDaddy. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

GoDaddy – The Biggest Name in the Industry

Being the leader in both the domain name and hosting arena is the biggest reason which pushed me towards GoDaddy. Till 2000, Network Solutions was the only place to register a domain name. In 2001, the domain name registration market opened for competition. In 2005, within 4 years GoDaddy surpassed Network Solutions as the largest domain name registrar. In 2010, GoDaddy was managing more than 45 million domain names with 4 times in size of the its nearest competitor.

I followed a very simple logic. If a company is growing at such a rapid rate, customers satisfaction is definitely playing a key role. With customer satisfaction, no company can grow. Hence, this in itself gives me an inclination towards GoDaddy.

All in one Package

GoDaddy gives the complete service for internet business. Domain name registration, web hosting, designing, email hosting, online storage. You name any web development related service, GoDaddy is giving the service. Not only this, most of these service all well-known in its class for excellent service. Hence, you don’t have to look for some new professionals every time you need a new web service.

Cheap Price

GoDaddy offers some of the cheapest rates in the industry. I would not suggest to take this point as seriously. As difference in prices would not affect much on your business. However, $ 1 offer of domain name registration by GoDaddy is no doubt the cheapest in the industry.

Infrastructure

GoDaddy hosts more than 5 million websites on 35,000 data centers. The company has more than 23 petabytes of data housed on its storage systems, and processes more than 350 million emails every day. GoDaddy resolves more than 10 billion DNS queries a day.

Naturally, it needs a heavy infrastructure to offer excellent service for such a big customer base. GoDaddy has 65,000 sq ft data center in The United States. Apart from three data centers in Phoenix, GoDaddy has data centers in Los Angeles, Chicago and Ashburn, Virginia, along with international facilities in Amsterdam and Singapore.

Upgradation Option

This is a very important thing I look while choosing a hosting company. A website at development stage or initial stage could be easily run on shared hosting plans. However, once it starts getting visitors and server load increases. It becomes impossible to continue the website on shared hosting. Then, the website needs VPS or dedicated hosting.

While choosing a hosting company, it should always be kept in mind that the website might need more power in the future. Hence, you should always choose a company which provides good service not just for shared hosting, but also for VPS and dedicated servers. GoDaddy no doubt is a trusted name for all these.

Will be in the market for long time

Many a times, small time reseller company closes their business without intimating. If a domain name reseller closes their business. The domain management could be shifted to any other company with some extra effort. However, if a hosting company pulls the plug without intimating, the amount of loss could be much devastating.

Hence, it is always recommended to avoid a reseller company and be associated with stable original companies like GoDaddy, which won’t just shut down its business overnight.

There is always an option of Change

Give GoDaddy a try. If you don’t find its service good you can always change your hosting or domain management company. Any how, you have to give any company a trial. Why not a reputed name, GoDaddy?

Give a trial for a month or two. If you don’t like the service, you can easily transfer your whole website setup to any new company.