Introduction: Everyone was eagerly waiting for the phone to be out and it somewhat met the expectations of potential buyers. The camera is 41 Mp but other gadgets in market give a similar resolution and are available at cheap rates too. It comes with Windows 8 and gives a good performance when in use.
Trade good: it has outstanding camera, fast performance and comes with some additional features of Nokia installed, like an entire Office software.
Trade bad: it is costly and somewhat bulky compared to others in its category; with matte finish, chances of the phone slipping out of hands are always there; so many camera applications can puzzle you.
At a Glance: This is just the perfect device for those who are into photography a lot and enjoy Windows 8 experience, but for others, some less expensive alternative would work just fine.
|Diagonal screen size||4.5 in|
|Processor||Processor Core Qty||Dual Core|
|Type||QUALCOMM Snapdragon S4|
|Display||Size diagonally||4.5 in|
Market Value: Just get this awesome product for only$299
Top 5 Name of Similar products:
- Samsung Galaxy S4
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Display & Design:
The phone isn’t that bulky, even though it has much housed in its thickness which is only 10mm. It is quite well-built, made of polycarbonate structure as well as Gorilla Glass 3, enhancing life of the body to a greater extent. It is available in shades of black, yellow and white matte shades, though the matte finish increases phone’s chances of slipping when held in hands. Still, the dirt-resistant coating turns out better than any glossy finish and the fingerprints don’t really leave any mark.
On the back, some space is taken by the camera and 2 flashes which appear on a 2mm bump of aluminium which serves another purpose, that is, the phone’s tendency not to be flat at its back. On the front, towards the top end is headphone jack, power button and volume rocker whereas towards the bottom there’s the port for micro-USB as well as speaker grille. Towards the top-right side, there’s a camera that’s front-facing and comes with 1.2 mega-pixel.
The display is good enough with a resolution which is 1,280 x 768 pixels and it makes use of the panel that’s PureMotion HD+. The size happens to be 4.5-in and viewing angles, being quite wide, make it comfortable and easy to see the display screen. One gets to select from the settings of brightness, ability of the display to be viewed in the sun, color profile and touch sensitivity.
Behold that the phone comes with a camera that has many attractive features and high resolution, so any fixed memory could appear inadequate. The phone offers internal storage of 32GB but if you enthusiastically continue to take photographs you might fall short of space as no option of microSD card is available, though 7GB could be added up due to the SkyDrive option.
So make sure you don’t get carried away and somehow plan on backing up all the wonderful shots you take and wouldn’t want to lose just because you were careless.
Camera And Photo Quality:
The protruding camera at the back with 41-MP resolution accompanied by two flashes is the glaring feature of the phone as well as of its success. The figure of 41 when it comes to the pixels is enough to dazzle anyone who takes photographs. Lens used is Carl Zeiss, with big aperture of F2.2. The basic idea behind this is oversampling. The images are taken in a way that camera gets them converted to 5-MP picture, thus reducing the high resolution so that it becomes easy to share. This also means that this picture of 5-megapixel is more detailed and contains the real colours as compared to the pictures taken from 5-MP cameras.
Along with the best of cameras, the mobile houses the camera apps like Cinemagraph, Panorama, Creative Studio and Smart Cam, along with settings for Pro Cam that means you get to select from the options available for speeds of camera shutter and focus too.
Performance Of The Phone:
The phone features a chipset of 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus along with RAM of 2GB and 225 GPU, so there’s an attraction, especially when it comes to comparing with other Windows Phones, it gave the best of speeds and performance so far.
The internet pages and the applications just need tap to get them going and in no time they appear on the screen. Even movies and videos appear to be awesome on the display screen that features the high resolution. This Windows 8 phone comes with the live tiles which show the updates regarding some applications. So multitasking tends to be quite smooth too.
The call quality is fine too, though one has to turn the volume to the maximum to listen to any conversation quite clearly. The speakers also tend to be okay when it comes to listen to your favourite songs, again due to the volume levels.
The normal talk time for the battery before it drains out is around thirteen hours and when the phone is put to normal use, like taking many pictures etc., the battery could take around 13 or 14 hours to drain.