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Print Edition: March 31, 2013

Nokia Lumia 920
Price:
Rs 35,500
More Camera Than Phone

Even more than the phone itself, it is the camera on Nokia's latest 4.5-inch Lumia 920 that is making waves. While this device may not have the 41-megapixel sensor that made the Nokia 808 PureView a camera legend, it does use the PureView technology with an eight-megapixel camera and a Carl Zeiss lens to produce great images. Even low-light shots come out sharp showing the optical image stabiliser is clearly at play. The Windows Phone 8 operating system (OS) - this is the first time a Nokia device is employing it - is easy to use. Another striking feature is the 'kid's corner', to which children using the phone can be confined if required, playing games and using some apps, but without access to any sensitive data on the phone. The Nokia Lumia 920 also ushers in the first mass application of wireless charging.
+ve: Great camera Easy to use
-ve: Heavy handset Hard to grip

Lenovo K860
Lenovo K860
Lenovo K860
Price:
Rs 28,500
Far from Fab
The Lenovo K860 costs almost twice as much as the most affordable phablets - devices which combines the tablet and the phone. It has a solid, sturdy build, with a bright and vibrant five-inch screen 720 x 1280p display. Watching videos on it is a delight. It has a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and runs the Android Ice Cream Sandwich. That said, there is more than one downside - overall performance is just about average, and we noticed pixellation while playing some games - it can easily multi-task, running up to five apps simultaneously, but heats up within 10 minutes of gaming. The eightmegapixel camera does a decent job in daylight, but should not be used indoors, ideally. Even with the flash, the results are not impressive.
+ve: Solid build Batter
-ve: Heats up often Sound quality


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