Apps,Review,Windows Phone

Casts – a beautiful beta app in the podcast segment

7 Apr , 2014  

Casts – a beautiful beta app in the podcast segment

There is a new podcast app coming in the Windows Phone 8.1, but that is still a month away. We are super fans of Podcast Lounge for its features and usability. And there is another player here, Casts. Casts is a podcast app and its currently free and its a beta.

So if you’re ready to test it, go grab it. After all its free, there is nothing stopping you from giving it a try. And remember its in beta still, so go easy if you find any bugs. And do report it to the dev 🙂

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Review,Windows Phone

Lumia 525 Review – Best seller 520 has been future proofed

30 Mar , 2014  

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Nokia announced the Lumia 520 at MWC 2013. This entry level budget smartphone, with an attractively  affordable price tag , broke all the previous records of Lumia with record sales numbers in popular markets. Lumia 520 was a great value for money product, but a small thing that was highly criticized, which applies to all the X20 series phones below 820, the 512MB RAM it ships with. Some apps/games  in Windows Phone store require 1GB of minimum RAM. So despite of having a capable GPU, Lumia 520 cannot run those games.  To overcome this problem, Nokia released a small revision and hence the name Lumia 525.  And in the process it has just future proofed the best selling Windows Phone ever.

Nokia launched Lumia 525 in India in second week of January , 2014 with great price tag of Rs. 10,399.  The main improvement was 1 GB RAM so that it can support all the games and app available in Store. Lumia 525 was targeted to be a budget smartphone for gaming, and for the users moving from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time. It was launched with free Gameloft games worth Rs. 2025/- .

Summary

Pro

  • Good build quality and Design
  • Pretty Decent Camera
  • Offline HERE maps & navigation
  • Super-sensitive touch
  • Good performance for the price ratio

Cons

  • No front camera
  • No camera flash
  • Outdoor display visibility
  • 8GB inbuilt memory

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Apps,Review,Windows Phone

Instatic – A full blown Instagram Statistic viewer for Windows Phone

19 Mar , 2014  

Remember the time we talked about UnfollowSpy back a little while? Now there is something better than that (it depends upon what you want out of them, more about it on a bit), called Instatic.

Let me get one thing straight, UnfollowSpy is for you if you wish to get insights in a lite and easy way and also wish to have Twitter and Facebook statistics . Yeah i know that there is no Facebook support now, but its coming, its planned. Just use that and exit this post now. But if you wish to have both the apps running for the other services UnfollowSpy has to offer, and also wish to have even more detailed insight on your Instagram account than what Unfollowspy has to offer, read on. And by no means i favour one over the other, both are awesome! it just comes to what you’re looking for.

First thins first, you have to login with an Instagram account, its simple. And then comes the sad part, first time load. Wait quite a long while for the app to get the stats from Instagram and to analyse and to work on it and present it to you. Depending on the followers, following and post and likes the wait time will vary. Thankfully you can tell it not to update on startup and can reduce various stuffs under the settings to load it faster, given that you’re okay with stats not so deep. If you see the settings page yourself, you’ll get what i am saying. Everything is simple and easy.

You first see the dashboard, from where you can move around

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The app gives a very detailed analysis without annoying you like some other apps, you do get one notification that suggests to follow the app’s Instagram account, which you can opt to neglect. The app is fully functional, has a great UI and UX, it just works as you expect. Does what it says in a sweet manner, if you are a heavy Instagram user and care for stats, go for it. There are several packages which you can unlock the features of the app, and you can also get the total pack which includes all the feature and also gets rid of the advts. Its a very little price to pay for an app this good, its also a good way to support the dev.

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Review,Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 900 – Great Device but Too Late For Indian Market

20 Mar , 2013  

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Quite late, but better late than never, Lumia 900 knocked on my door 2 weeks ago. I had the opportunity to try the Nokia Lumia 900 and I was curious, as I’ve been a user of Lumia 800 in the past. It was time to check out the big brother of Lumia 800 and see where it stands.

Lumia 900 was announced and launched in most of the countries, except the India (I never understood why!).  Anyway, it was finally launched in India when everybody was waiting for Lumia 820/920.

Box and Package

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Sales Package contains following items with Lumia 900:

  • Nokia Lumia 900
  • Nokia Fast USB Charger (AC-16U)
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable (CA-190CD)
  • Quick Guide and Product Information Bulletin
  • SIM Door Key

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Sadly, you’ll have to buy an adapter to plug of charger in our Indian sockets. The package also includes a SIM Door Key to open the SIM Door and pull out the microSIM tray.

KEY FEATURES & SPECIFICATION

  • 4.3″ AMOLED ClearBlack display with WVGA 800Ă—480 resolution
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm S2 APQ8055 CPU with 512MB RAM
  • Adreno 205 GPU
  • 16 GB internal user memory
  • Windows Phone 7.8
  • Integrated GPS, A-GPS receiversAccelerometer for correct orientation of displayNokia Drive with free drive and walk navigation
  • 8 MP camera with Carl Zeiss Lense and Dual LED Flash

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Review

Nokia Asha 302 – #SmartphoneLiteWeek

25 May , 2012  

A couple weeks ago, Tom from Nokia Connects made an offer that a Nokia blogger as myself just could not pass: trial a Nokia Asha 302 and use it as my main phone for a week. Me and three other guys took the offer and so the #SmartphoneLiteWeek has begun. I decided to write a daily post describing how I got along with the Asha on my personal blog, and now I’m gonna tell you the whole story here on NokiaTips.

Day one

First day without a smartphone… Using Asha 302 as my main device made me realize that I’m nor really using my smartphone to it’s full potential. Asides from smart dialing, the weather app and Dungeon Hunter 2 HD, I haven’t missed much so far.
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Review

Nokia N8 – Made for Photographers

18 May , 2012  

Photography has been on the rise & today we have wonderful cameras even on our mobile phones. Forget about megapixels but these camera offer much more than that. Low noise, fast apertures, good flash exposures & even decent video capabilities. Recently I got my hands on the Nokia N8 – The N-Series Nokia device & was excited to have a look at its camera.

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