Smart slims down
By Adarsh Matham
27th January 2013 12:00 AM
Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend Mate is not a phone. Actually, it is a phone, but in the size of a Tablet which can make calls. At 6.1-inches, it is a huge, and Huawei promises you can use it with one hand as the keyboard and dial pad have been minimised. The enormous HD screen can be used even with gloves on, and is supported by 4050mAh battery. There is a 2GB RAM, a 1.5GHz, processor, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1 megapixel HD front-facing camera and the phone runs on Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.
Sony Xperia ZL
The Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL are Sony’s newest twins. The ZL ,though carries the same inner specs as the favoured Z, is slightly cheaper, differently built and not so premium twin that gets all the leftovers from the Z. Nevertheless, it is a good phone on it’s own and has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, with an extendable micro SD slot, 4G LTE connectivity, a 13.1MP rear-facing camera, a 2.2 MP front camera and runs on Android 4.1. All of these support a gorgeous 5-inch 1920x1080 Reality Display, powered by the Bravia engine. But it cannot get very dusty, and certainly cannot take a dip in the water.
Lenovo IdeaPhone K900
Imagine a thin, sharp as a knife , but beautiful phone made from stainless steel and polycarbonate which is tough as nails and has a intelligence inside. That will be the Lenovo phone which runs on Intel’s newest 2GHz dual-core Atom processor. The 6.9mm thin phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen that has a pixel density of 400ppi and a 13 megapixel camera. The phone runs Android 4.1 and promises to run 4.2.
Alcatel One Touch Idol
The extremely thin Alcatel’s One Touch Idol can get lost in the crowd of Android smartphones. Alcatel claims that at 6.45mm, the One Touch Idol is the ‘slimmest smartphone in the world.’ If you were to forget the slimness for a minute, it is just an ordinary phone with a 4.7-inch AMOLED 720p display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and an 8 megapixel camera. And like almost all new smartphones it runs Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The problem with being slimmest though is that you lose that crown when the next slimmer comes along.
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