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Panasonic Listed Eluga I5 Online at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic appears set to increase its Eluga range of mobile phones in India, by launching the Eluga I5 mobile phone shortly. Ahead of an official launch, the new smartphone has been listed on Flipkart with a price tag of Rs. 8,990. The smartphone is likely to be exclusively available in the online marketplace.


The Flipkart listing confirms the key requirements as well as the design of the Panasonic Eluga I5. However, the online marketplace has not yet started selling the handset, and the listing carries a “coming soon” tag — without revealing any details about its availability in the country. We reached out to Panasonic India for more information and were informed the handset has yet to be officially launched in the country.

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As per the specifications listed on Flipkart, the Panasonic Eluga I5 has a 5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and 2.5D curved Asahi Dragontrail glass protection. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6737 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. The dual-SIM handset runs on Android Nougat 7.0 operating system. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with five-piece lens and f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash. On the front, the smartphone has a 5-megapixel camera with a three-piece lens.

On the connectivity options on the Panasonic Eluga I5 include 4G VoLTE, FM radio, Bluetooth v4, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors on board include an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor. The handset also has a fingerprint sensor on the back of its metal body. Besides, it is powered by a 2,500mAh battery that’s a non-removable one, and measures 143x71x7.5mm along with a weight of 145.5 grams. The listing, first spotted by the Mobile Indian, suggests that the smartphone will go on sale in India in two color options: gold and black.


ZTE Blade A3 With Dual Selfie Cameras Launched

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has launched new smartphone under its Blade-series in China named as Blade A3. The company has priced the device at RMB 799 (Approx Rs 7,500) and it will be available in two color variants – Glacier Blue and Obsidian Black color options. The smartphone will go on sale starting November 6 via JD.com and on the company’s official ZTE store in China.


The handset major highlighting feature is its dual-selfie camera setup which is a combination of 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras. In terms of design, the smartphone comes with a polycarbonate body, which has been coated with a metallic shine to add to the premium look of the phone.

ZTE Blade A3 Specifications

  • The new ZTE Blade A3 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor clocked at 1.45GHz coupled.
  • The smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB on board storage and will support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).
  • It features a 5.5-inch TFT display with 1080×1920 pixel screen resolution and will sport 2.5D curved glass on top.
  • On the camera front, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.
  • There are 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors at the front offering features like bokeh effect.
  • The dual-SIM handset packs a large 4000mAh battery. The Blade A3 packs 3.5mm audio jack.
    It measures 152×75.8×8.2mm. It also supports USB OTG and comes with 4G (and VoLTE). It runs on MiFavor4.2 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Huawei Honor 7X with 5.93-inch Display, Dual Rear Camera Launched

The Huawei brand Honor on Wednesday launched the Honor 7X at a media event in Beijing, China. The successor to the last year is Honor 6X, the high-end Android mobile phone features a large 5.93-inches display and comes in three variants.

Huawei Honor 7X

The Huawei Honor 7X with 32GB internal storage is priced at CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 12,890), whereas the 64GB model is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,850), with the top-of-the-line model with 128GB storage priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,820). You can purchase the Huawei Honor 7X in Aurora Blue, Black, and Gold color options. It will go on sale in China on Oct 17, a day after the company is expected to launch the flagship Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro flagship smartphones</span>.

The first thing you notice looking at the Huawei Honor 7X is just how large it is. Huawei has put a 5.93-inch full-HD+ (1080 pixels by 2160 pixels) curved display featuring an 18:9 screen ratio support and minimal bezels in a unibody metal form factor.

The dual-SIM Honor 7X runs Android 7.0 (Nougat-based EMUI 5.1). It is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC (4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM and houses a 3340mAh non remember battery. The Huawei company has pushed the fingerprint scanner to the back side. The Huawei Honor 7X features a duo of 16 MP and 2 MP rear cameras and an 8 MP front-facing camera.

The Huawei Honor 7X comes in three storage variants: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. All of these variants, according to the listing, support expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.

The capable Huawei Honor 7X supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS / GLONASS connectivity features.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 set to Launch in India Today

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 bezel-less display mobile phone is set to launch in India today. On Monday, just ahead of the smartphone’s launch event in New Delhi, Flipkart revealed that the Mi MIX 2 will be exclusively available on its platform in India. The launch event kicks off at 11:30 am IST and as always. To recall, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 was launched in China last month alongside the Xiaomi Mi Note 3. So far, there’s no indication that the latter smartphone will make its way to India as well. Notably, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 India launch will be the first premium phone the Chinese firm has brought to India since the Mi 5 back in March last year.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

You can also watch the launch event live on the Xiaomi website.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India

The Mi MIX 2 was unveiled in three RAM and storage variants – 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 32,300), 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage at CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 35,300), and 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,200). The Xiaomi company had also unveiled the Mi MIX 2 Special Edition 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage, and a full ceramic body, at CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 46,000). However, this last model is unlikely to be launched in India, at least on Tuesday – as it has yet to go on sale in China, where it will be made available to buy in Nov. Price in India of Mi MIX 2 is likely to be similar to what we saw in China.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 features

As for the features, the Mi MIX 2’s biggest highlight is, of course, its bezel-less display. It sports a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080 pixels by 2160 pixels), LCD display with a pixel density of 403ppi and support for DCI-P3 color gamut. There is no ‘upper lip’ above the display, and the front camera has been relegated to the ‘bottom lip’, a design decision that Xiaomi had used with the last Mi MIX as well. The headset is lighter, smaller, and thinner than its predecessor. Featuring a ceramic body, the phone has a frame built out of 7-Series aluminum apart from a 18K gold plated camera ring. Another major highlight is ‘hidden sound-guided speaker’ that resonates sound through the display and frame, completely hiding the speaker itself. Finally, the Xiaomi company is also touting facial recognition technology for unlocking the mobile phone.

(Read Also:- Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus: Which Phone Should You Buy?)

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specifications

Apart from the display, which we have already detailed, the regular edition of the Mi MIX 2 specs include dual-SIM support Nano-SIM, a Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, dual rear camera setup (two 12 MP sensors, one with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and the other with an f/2.6 telephoto lens, offering 4-axis OIS), a 16 MP front camera with 2-micron pixels, up to 128GB of inbuilt storage that isn’t expandable via microSD card, and a 3500mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11c, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, an infrared sensor, and proximity sensor. It measures 152.6×73.95×7.6mm and weighs 163 grams.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus: Which Phone Should You Buy?

The under Rs. 15,000 segment of mobile phones has seen a lot of new launches of late, but there are two smartphones in particular that really stand out. Those are the Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Xioami Mi A1, and if you are not sure which of those two is the one for you, then you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at which phone you should buy.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Motorola Moto G5S Plus: Design

Both smartphones have metal unibodies and dual rear-cameras. The camera sticks out in the back, but the bump is more prominent in the Motorola Moto G5S. The overall design is fairly similar, with curved sides and edges that rock a little on flat surfaces, and the antenna bands run along the top and bottom.

The main difference is the position of the fingerprint scanner – the Xioami Mi A1 has its scanner on the back, like most smartphones from the brand, while the Motorola Moto G5S Plus follows the Motorola style of having the fingerprint scanner on the chin of the smartphone, under the display. The Moto G5S Plus is also a little thicker, at 9.5mm, while the Mi A1 is a sliver device at 7.3mm, despite having a larger battery – the Moto G5S Plus has a 3000mAh battery and the Xiaomi Mi A1 has a 3080mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5S Plus: Spes

In terms of specs, the two smartphones have a lot in common. Both have 5.5-inch full-HD displays (1080 by 1920 pixels), although we felt that the Moto G5S Plus looked a little better, though it’s a close-run thing. Both smartphones are also powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, with 4GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. Both have hybrid dual-SIM slots where the second slot can either house a SIM or a microSD card.

(Read Also:- 10 Best Smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India (2017))

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5S Plus: Performance

Despite the very similar specifications, the Xiaomi Mi A1 edged ahead a little on the performance front. The Motorola Moto G5S Plus runs a little hotter, and the Xiaomi Mi A1 also scored better on benchmarks. Both smartphones also feature fast charging, but the Xiaomi Mi A1 has a USB Type-C cable while the Moto G5S Plus has an old-fashioned Micro-USB port. The Xiaomi Mi A1 also has an IR emitter, which can be used to control your TV or home appliances, which is a cool plus.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus Software:-

The Smartphones runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat)with very little customisation, Motorola has been doing this for a while and Xiaomi Mi A1 is a part of the revived Android One initiative. This latter point gives the Xiaomi Mi A1 a bit of an edge over the Motorola Moto G5S Plus not because of major differences now, but because as an official part of the Android one program. It’s guaranteed to get software updates.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus Battery Life:-

Both headsets do a good job on the battery front, but the Moto G5S edges ahead here. In our video loop test, the smartphone delivered 11 hours and 15 minutes of non-stop video playback, while the Xiaomi M1 A1 lasted for 10 hours and 18 minutes. Both are pretty good results, and in real-world usage too, both smartphones did well, but the power management on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus is a little better.

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5S Plus: Camera

The two smartphones use different approaches to the dual rear camera setup they both have. While the Moto G5S Plus uses one 13 MP RGB sensor and one 13 MP monochrome sensor, the Xiaomi Mi A1 has two 12 MP sensors and the difference here lies in the lenses instead – one is a telephoto lens and the other standard. Thanks to this, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus does a better job in high contrast scenarios and low light photography. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi A1 can zoom in thanks to the telephoto lens, making it more versatile, and the dedicated portrait mode on the Xiaomi Mi A1 delivers better photos than the depth mode on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus. Overall, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is our pick in the camera department.

Swipe Elite Pro smartphone With 4G VoLTE Support

Swipe Technologies has launched a new budget smartphone in India on Saturday, the Swipe Elite Pro. Priced at Rs. 6,999 the smartphone is now available to buy via Snapdeal. The smartphone’s highlights are its 4G VoLTE support, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage at its price point.


Full Specifications

The dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Swipe Elite Pro packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB).

On the camera front, the Swipe Elite Pro has a 13 Megapixel rear camera with flash. There is also a front 8-megapixel for selfie camera to click selfies and video calls. The handset is a Dual SIM phone with a one nano-SIM or one micro-SIM. Talking about the power backup, it houses 2500mAh battery. on the Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB port. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer and digital compass.


Amazon Sale Offers on Mobiles: Best Deals on Redmi 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and More Phones

The Amazon sale is in its third day, with discounts galore across product lines. mobile phones, especially, have seen some great deals in the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale, with over 160 mobile phones on discount. From the newly released iPhone 8 to the budget Redmi 4, the Amazon sale offers deals and discounts across the range. You can further sweeten the deal with the Citibank or Amazon Pay cashbacks, exchange discounts, and no cost EMIs to snag the best deals available right now. Here’s a list of the best Amazon sale offers on smartphones you can get.

Amazon Sale Offers on Mobiles

1. Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8 64GB is available at Rs. 59,999 in the Amazon great deals sale, down from its launch price of Rs. 64,000, a discount of Rs. 4,001. The 256GB variant of iPhone 8 is available at a smaller discount of Rs. 2,001. This means you can get your hands on the smartphone at Rs. 74,999, instead of Rs. 77,000. The new Apple smartphone has a 4.7-inch True Tone Retina display with 3D Touch, iOS 11 operating system, 2GB RAM, hexa-core A11 Bionic chipset, water- and dust-resistant body, 1821mAh battery with fast-charging, and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. iPhone 8 camera on the back has a 12 MP sensor with quad-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, and optical image stabilization; the front camera has 7 MP sensor.
Price: 64GB at Rs. 59,999 (MRP Rs. 64,000), 256GB at Rs. 74,999 (MRP Rs. 77,000)

2. Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)

In the Amazon sale, Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB can be purchased for Rs. 69,980, down from its regular price of Rs. 73,000. This amounts of a discount of Rs. 3,015. Similar to the Apple iPhone 8, there’s a True Tone Retina display, but the screen size here is 5.5-inch. The two smartphones share the iOS 11 software, A11 Bionic chip, 7 MP front camera, water- and dust-resistant body and Touch ID sensor as well. However, iPhone 8 Plus edges out its sibling with the 3GB RAM, 2691mAh battery, and dual rear camera setup.

Price: Rs. 69,980 (MRP Rs. 73,000)

3. Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7 is selling at Rs. 39,999 for the 32GB variant and Rs. 50,999 for the 128GB variant. These amount to good deals – if you don’t mind using a smartphone that is a year old. The iPhone 7 device has a 4.7-inch Retina screen, iOS 11 software, quad-core A10 Fusion processor, 2GB RAM, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, 1960mAh battery, 12 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, and OIS, as well as a 7 MP front camera.

Price: 32GB at Rs. 39,999 (MRP Rs. 49,000), 128GB at Rs. 50,999 (MRP Rs. 58,000)

4. Google Pixel 128GB

The Google Pixel is available at Rs. 40,999 for the variant with 128GB storage, which is about Rs. 10,000 off its usual price. The device has a 5-inch full-HD (1080 By 1920pixels) AMOLED display, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, Google Assistant integration, Snapdragon 821 SoC with 4GB RAM, USB Type-C connector, fingerprint sensor, and 2770mAh battery with fast-charging. It has a highly-rated 12.3 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, phase detection and laser autofocus, and electronic image stabilization.

Price: Rs. 40,999 (MRP Rs. 57,000)

5. OnePlus 3T 64GB

Almost a year old too, OnePlus 3T 64GB is available for Rs. 24,999, down from its launch price of Rs. 29,999, in the Amazon sale. The mid-range sports a 5.5-inch full-HD Optic AMOLED screen runs Android 7.0 Nougat software and is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, with 6GB RAM. OnePlus 5 has a 16 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, OIS, and LED flash, and 16 MP selfie camera. The smartphone also has a 3400mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C connector, and a dedicated Alert Slider.

Price: Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 29,999)

6. Xiaomi Redmi 4 64GB

If you are looking for a budget mobile phone, Xiaomi Redmi 4 can be a good choice. In the Amazon sale, you can get the 64GB + 4GB variant of the device for Rs. 9,499, Rs. 1,500 cheaper than its price otherwise. The popular Xiaomi smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD screen, Android Marshmallow operating system, Snapdragon 435 processor, and 4GB RAM. It comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage, but users can expand the storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Redmi 4 has a 13 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. There’s also a 5MP front camera, 4100mAh battery, and fingerprint sensor.

Price: Rs. 9,499 (MRP Rs. 10,999)

7. Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro

Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro, the budget Samsung phone, is available for Rs. 6,490 on Amazon – Rs. 1,500 cheaper than its listing price of Rs. 7,990. The entry-level smartphone has a 5-inch HD display, runs on a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, Android Marshmallow, and 2GB of RAM. You get 16GB of internal storage, with expansion support via microSD card (up to 256GB). The camera on the back has 8-megapixel resolution and LED flash, while the one on the front has a 5 MP resolution. Battery capacity of Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro is 2600mAh.

Price: Rs. 6,490 (MRP Rs. 7,990)

8. Honor 8 Pro

Honor 8 Pro, a mid-range smartphone with beefy specs, is available at a discount of Rs. 4,000 in the ongoing sale, at Rs. 25,999. The phone has a large 5.7-inch display with QHD resolution (1440×2560 pixels) and comes with Android Nougat on board. It packs the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset with 6GB RAM and comes with 128GB inbuilt storage, and support for storage expansion via microSD (up to 256GB). It has a dual camera setup with two 12 MP sensors, phase detection, and laser autofocus, and dual LED flash. There’s also an 8 MP front camera. The phone also features a 4000mAh battery with fast-charging, USB Type-C connector, and fingerprint sensor.

Price: Rs. 25,999 (MRP Rs. 29,999)

9. Samsung Galaxy A7 2017

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) received a price cut in India in August, but the Amazon sale has shaved another Rs. 4,910 off its price tag. It also has a 5.7-inch display, with Super AMOLED panel, full-HD resolution, and always-on functionality. The phone runs Android Nougat and is powered by the 1.9GHz octa-core processor, with 3GB RAM. Internal storage is 32GB, with expansion supported up to 256GB. The rear panel houses a 16 MP camera with LED flash, and the front panel has a 16 MP camera too. Battery capacity is 3600mAh, with fast-charging support, and there are a USB Type-C connector and fingerprint sensor.

Price: Rs. 20,990 (MRP Rs. 25,900)

10. Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB

Lenovo Z2 Plus, officially priced at Rs. 14,999</span>, can be purchased at Rs. 10,299 in the Amazon sale. It has a 5-inch full-HD screen, Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Android Marshmallow OS; the storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Lenovo Z2 Plus packs a 13 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, and electronic image stabilization. It sports an 8 MP front-facing camera. Its battery capacity is 3500mAh, and there’s a fingerprint sensor on board.

Price: Rs. 10,299 (MRP Rs. 14,999)