Since the successful launch of the Lenovo K900, Lenovo is now has been in the group of premier class smartphone with Sony, Samsung, HTC, iPhone and other big names. Perhaps you’ve also read reviews of the Lenovo S920 has a 5.3 inch screen and has slots for two SIM cards, so you now you can get the same thing from Lenovo S930, but with a 6-inch screen, so you can more clearly when reading BBM messaging, photo editing and other activities. So, what are the privileges and other features that make the Lenovo S930 can compete with other major smartphone?
Lenovo S930 is powered with a MediaTek 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear and 1.6-megapixel front cameras, front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio and a 6-inch 1280×720 display.
The large screen and powerful processor make this a great phone for streaming media or playing games.With the unique Lenovo Smart UI, you can also customize the gesture controls and find your favorite apps with a simple drag and drop a folder organization. You can use this smartphone with one hand, even in the dark. Pressing the volume button, for instance, will light the screen and you can answer calls by just putting the S930 to your ear.
The closest rival Lenovo S930 is the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra; both have 6 -inch screens. The devices are fairly comparable on paper, with 1GB of RAM, 720p displays, and quad – core processors running at 1.4 and 1.3GHz, while Sony is using a Snapdragon processor 400 series. Lenovo S30 uses the operating system Android ™ 4.2 Jelly Bean. Another difference is the Xperia T2 Ultra supports LTE, while the S930 does just 3G.
Lenovo S930 key features:
Android Jelly Bean 4.2
PowerVR SGX544 GPU
1.3GHz quad core processor
6 inch HD (1280x720p) display
8MP rear and 1.6MP front camera
3000 mAh battery
8GB built-in and 32GB expandable memory
Connectivity: 2G/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB
It seems S930 tackles the midrange phablets market. The body design looks like an overgrown Vibe Z, but in contrast to the Vibe Z, a unibody design, you can peel back the S930’s cover to add extra storage and swap out the battery. Lenovo S930 has an 8 – megapixel rear and 1.6 – megapixel front cameras, a front -facing stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio and a 6 - inch 1280 × 720 display. With Dolby sound system you will enjoy the music and fun clearer your ears. You can also experience excellent fidelity and up to 7.1 channels surround sound when you connect to your home theater through the S930.
Lenovo S930 key features.Image: blog.saholic.com
If you are a fan of photography, then with an 8 megapixel rear camera, remember also to maximize the Lenovo S930, because you can also enhance your images through the built -in features, such as the panoramic scene, HDR, intelligent smile correction, multiple angle view and self – timer options. If needed you can use the LED flash and take high speed bursts of up to 99 in-a – row. You can use the built-in Wi-Fi on this smartphone to share your best photos to various social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks easily and fast.
At an affordable price the Lenovo S930 you can rely on the capacity of the internal memory, 8GB of storage and you can upgrade up to 32GB with a Micro SD card. Thanks to the Global Positioning System features which is installed on the S930, then you will not get lost in the middle of a big city like New York or when you are on holiday in Bali as S930 includes satellite controlled GPS to guide you accurately even when you do not have an internet connection.
In addition to having a large screen, 6 -inch and two SIM Card slot, you do not have to pay dearly to get the Lenovo S930, you just pay around US$ 349, and the S930 undercuts the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the HTC max, and Sony Xperia Z Ultraby a few hundred dollars. Lenovo S930 is also able to work in multitasking.
The QooCam 8K is the first consumer 360 camera that can shoot 8K resolution. It’s release coinsideds with the GoPro Max, the second generation of GoPro’s 360 camera range. These two cameras are set to battle it out for supremecy, but which one is the better option? While the QooCam features impressive specs the GoPro comes with a range of unique shooting modes and software options which could make it more user friendly. Let’s take a close look at both of these 360 cameras and see which one comes out on top.
QooCam 8K vs GoPro Max
2 x f/2.0
2 x f/2.8
8K @ 30fps – 4K @ 120fps
5.6K @ 30fps – Hero Mode 1440p @60fps
30 MP (jpeg & RAW, RAW+)
16.6 MP (jpeg)
Yes – 4K
Yes – 1080p
Ultra Steady – 6 Axis Image Stabilization
“Hypersmooth” 6 Axis Image Stabilization
With waterproof case (added extra)
Fully Waterproof up to 16ft (no case required)
Shock Resistant Casing
64GB Internal – Up to 256GB Micro SD
Up to 256GB MicroSD
3200 mAh Minutes of Video
1 Hour of Video
Gyroscope, Wifi, Bluetooth
Gyroscope, GPS, Wifi Bluetooth
x2 Microphone, 3.5mm Audio Jack
x 6 Microphone (ambisonic audio)
iPhone & Android
1/1.7“ Sensors, Touchscreen, 1 Shot Panoramas
Reframe App, 360 Time Lapse, Time Warp, Single Lens Hero Mode, LCD Screen, Voice Control
Just looking at the specs the QooCam seems to have the superior hardware. Not only is it capable of shooting 8K video it also has larger sensors for capturing more light. The QooCam also features internal memory and a microphone jack, so how can the GoPro Max compete? While you are likely to get superior quality photos and videos from the QooCam 8K the GoPro Max does have an excellent software ecosystem that makes it easy to use and it also features a rugged design that won’t be as easily damaged.
Both cameras feature a touch screen for full manual control and preview of your shots. These are the only two consumer 360 cameras to feature touch screens which makes shooting with them much less frustrating. Like on a modern DSLR you’ll be able to adjust all settings on the fly, rather than having to connect to an app to do so.
The Max is clad with a toughened rubber coating which protects from scratches and also comes with lens protectors. the Max is definitely built with action shots in mind. The QooCam 8K is more vulnerable and doesn’t feature the same protective design. The GoPro Max is fully waterproof out of the box however the QooCam requires an added case to be used in water.
Video and Photo
The QooCam is the first 360 camera under $1000 to shoot 8K 360 video. This is a huge step up from previous cameras which have so far only reached 5.7K. This huge resolution should make for excellent quality video including sharp details and minimal pixelation. When re-framing 8K video you will be able to punch out a 4K flat image from your 8K 360, a huge increase compared to other cameras. One issue with shooting such large resolution video is the huge file sizes involved, as well as dealing with a complicated and arduous workflow.
The GoPro Max can shoot 5.6K video at 30fps which is around half the pixels of 8K. In comparison with the Insta360 One X the GoPro Max came out favourably with superior quality and colour, however the camera simply can’t match up to the huge resolution offered by the QooCam. Additionally the QooCam utilizes a larger sensor in it’s lenses, 1/1.7’’ CMOS, which is roughly 50% larger than the sensor used in the GoPro Max. This allows the QooCam to capture more light and create greater dynamic range.
Slow motion is another new feature the QooCam has that the GoPro lacks. The Max is limited to 30fps at 5.6K whereas the QooCam can shoot 4K video at 120fps. While the 4K resolution will be noticeably lower quality, the addition of super slow motion makes for a wonderful combination. One saving grace for the GoPro MAx is its Hero Mode which allows you to shoot with just one lens like a normal GoPro action camera, this mode also features stabilization and is a great way to mix traditional video with 360 video.
The Max can also utilise just one of it’s lenses so you can use it like a normal GoPro action camera, without having to worry about the 360 element. GoPro calls this Hero Mode and it allows for higher frame rates but is limited to 1080p. The Qoocam doesn’t yet offer a similar mode but considering the hug resolution it’s capable of shooting in, just using one lens would likely result in superior quality video.
10 Bit Video
While the GoPro is certainly the best 5K camera thanks to GoPro’s excellent video processing chip and color profile, the QooCam 8K simple outguns it. Even without the far higher resolution capabilities the QooCam also offers 10-bit video which allows for a far higher range of colors. If you are someone who takes post processing seriously then the QooCam will offer far greater range and versatility thanks to its ability to shoot 10-bit. Check out this awesome night shot which the Max would never be able to replicate.
When it comes to photography the story is similar. The QooCam offers 30mp photos in RAW and RAW+ whereas the GoPro can only muster 16.6mp with no RAW option. Both cameras have a panorama option that shoots wide angle panoramas in a single shot. The QooCam is actually shaping up to be the best 360 camera for photography and Kandao have an excellent reputation in this field. The only other camera that comes close is the Ricoh Theta Z1 which also features larger sensors.
Reframing is what 360 cameras are used for the most, that is taking a 360 video and turning it into a “normal” video by adding keyframes. It makes for super smooth, stabilized, cinematic video and allows you to control where the camera looks after filming. The GoPro Max App allows you to reframe your video into a 1080p standard video. The App is super intuitive and offers a wide range of options, howver the final quality of the video is limited.
The QooCam 8K, again thanks to that huge resolution, is able to create 4K re-framed video, a first among consumer 360 cameras. The downside is that you will require a pretty powerful desktop setup to be able to handle 8K video editing and the workflow is likely to be arduous.
To GoPro Max was released with a range of software options. Firstly the App, which allows you to automatically create videos using the clips you shoot with, where you can reframe your 5K video into a 1080p quickly and easily. The desktop software allows you to do the same thing on a laptop but with more export options. If you are a Premiere Pro user you’ll also be able to use the reframe plugin to intuitively re-frame video. Using this software you can create some really awesome footage.
Kandao has also released both mobile and desktop software for their QooCam 8K. The mobile app can frame your 8K footage as well as add filters and change speed. The desktop software allows you to stitch and render your video at the highest quality.
Memory: The QooCam has 64GB of built in memory as well as the option to expand this with a MicroSD Card. The Max has no in built memory but its smaller file sizes don’t require as much memory
Audio: The GoPro Max features 6 in built microphones which work together to create 360 audio. The audio is very good and means you don’t require any external audio to record your voice. The QooCam 8K doesn’t have high quality in built audio but does have a 3.5mm audio jack so you can use external devices.
Stabilization: The GoPro Max features GoPro’s hypersmooth 2.0 stabilization which works to completely stabilise all moving video. The QooCam features similar stabilization software but is not as well tested as GoPro’s
While the QooCam certainly outclasses the GoPro Max in terms of hardware its not exactly built to be an action camera. 8K footage will allow you to create very high quality 360 videos and the ability to reframe in 4K is a first and alone makes the QooCam the camera to beat this year. On the other hand the lack of water resistance and no damage protection means it’s not as ready for action shots. What really sets the QooCam apart is the ability to shoot 120fps slow motion video, 10-bit video and the larger image sensors; all of which put the QooCam firmly in the next generation of 360 cameras. The GoPro Max strength lies in its dual video modes and impressive software ecosystem which allows you to edit your footage in many different ways, regardless if you are an amateur or professional.
New Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. Image: electronista.com
Panasonic, a Japanese electronics giant that we are familiar with their wide range products such as home appliances, LED TVs, digital cameras, and other high-tech products apparently tempted to enter the market of smartphones. Though Panasonic ever fails to grab the market with Eluga smartphones. But now, Panasonic re-try with more sophisticated products, the Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. Panasonic surprised the gathered press at Photokina press conference by revealing the Lumix DMC-CM1. Would you also be surprised if you see the physical shape and real feaaturs of this hybrid smartphone?
The Lumix DMC-CM1 camera-phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Although Panasonic CM1 has been equipped with a variety of advanced features, the main attraction of this phone is the camera. Not surprisingly, the Lumix Smart Camera CM1 could become a major competitor of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which has been circulating in various electronic stores.
Panasonic Lumix CM1 is basically a compact camera that is equipped with a sensor size of 1 inch and has a function as a smartphone. The Lumix CM1 camera is equipped with a measuring sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels, which combined with Leica lens with an aperture of f / 2.8 at the back of the phone. If you look at the first glance, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is more akin to a thin camera rather than a smartphone. If you carry this gadget, then your friends will surely be curious to take a closer look at the Panasonic Lumix CM1.
Key Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1:
Size: 135.4 x 68 x 21.1mm
Display: 4.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Camera: 20-megapixel, MOS Sensor, F2.8 / 28mm Leica DC, 4K video
Internal Storage: 16GB, microSD slot for 128GB more
In addition to functioning as a smartphone and can be maximized to create brilliant pictures, then you will be surprised with video capabilities on this Lumix CM1. You could make a movie or a video clip with the very latest high resolution, namely 4K video at the speed of 15fps. If required, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is also capable of recording full HD 1080p video at 30fps. It is remarkable, you’ve got two high resolution options.
Panasonic Lumix CM1 camera phone. Image: loadthegame.com
In its functionality as a smartphone, you will be fascinated with this Panasonic Lumix CM1. This hybrid smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset 801, which carry the quad-core processor speed of 2.3 GHz Krait 400. And also combined with 2GB of RAM memory, graphics processor and is supported by a highly qualified Adreaon 330, and 16GB of storage. Snapping a lot of pictures or shooting 4K video you’ll be glad of the microSD card support.
For connectivity, you do not need to worry, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 supports 4G LTE networks. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128GB (via microSD card). To accompany you in various activities, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM is powered by 2600mAh battery. It seems you have to carry a large capacity Powerbank in any of your activities, so you do not lack power, especially if you are active to take pictures, make videos, coupled with the thrill you to surf the Internet, or see important news on famous sites . Not to mention if you maximize the Lumix DMC-CM1 is to talk with Line, WhatsApp or BlackBerry Messenger with friends, family or your BBM Group.
The camera function on the Panasonic DMC-CM1. Image: slashgear.com
You will also be comfortable with the Lumix CM1 screen on this, because Panasonic Lumix CM1 equip with a screen measuring 4.7 inches with full HD resolution, so you enjoy the sharpness of the screen at a density of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
You can casually reply to any important incoming messages on this smartphone, or when you play a video, and make edits on your photos. For your information, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is supported by comprehensive connectivity, which is 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. With all the facilities that you are free to send or exchange variety of important data, pictures or videos, as per your requirements.
You will also be comfortable with the Lumix CM1 screen on this, because Panasonic Lumix CM1 equip with a screen measuring 4.7 inches with full HD resolution, so you enjoy the sharpness of the screen at a density of 1920 x 1080 pixels. You can casually reply to any important incoming messages on this smartphone, or when you play a video, and make edits on your photos.
For your information, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is supported by comprehensive connectivity, which is 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. With all the facilities that you are free to send or exchange variety of important data, pictures or videos, as per your requirements. Even if you are very curious, and eager to have a smartphone camera, you will be able to buy it in November 2014 at a price of US$ 1,163. If you do not need 4K resolution, you can choose Samsung Galaxy K Zoom or Oppo N1.
Take pictures with the style selfie lately that are very popular in society, seems to have become a reference the birth of the HTC Desire Eye. To compete with Sony, HTC delivers technology with waterproof and dust bagging IPX7 certificate. In addition, HTC also provide premium grade hardware on the HTC Desire Eye flaship to compete with smartphones available today.
The Eye, will be a true king of selfie. Do not be surprised, because the front camera has a 13 megapixel sensor is equipped with dual LED flash, while the rear camera also has a 13 megapixel sensor. Imagine now you can get two cameras with 13 megapixel sensor in a smartphone, a luxury for selfie enthusiast.
HTC Desire Eye great for selfie. Image: idownloadblog.com
The Eye is the first smartphone to feature a front-facing flash to illuminate your selfies. Its screen is bright and bold, it has plenty of power and its colourful body is waterproof. The Desire Eye is the first waterproof HTC phone — something the M8 cannot claim. It can survive in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. That means it’s safe when you accidentally spill a glass of beer over it or drop it in the bath, and it’s one that iPhone users still haven’t experienced.
The HTC Desire is the first waterproof Eye HTC phone – something the M8 can not claim. It can survive in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. That means it’s safe when you accidentally spill a glass of champagne over it or drop it in the bath. The Eye is apt to be the companion of adventurers and lovers of water sports such as diving, so the smartphone is very fitting to accompany you on vacation around the world, even to vacation spots in extreme weather. You can also take photos underwater, thanks to the physical camera shutter button on the side, because the touchscreen won’t work when wet.
The Desire Eye packs all of the HTC M8’s power – a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a gorgeous 5.2-inch 1080p screen. This unique smartphone is powered with the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat software, over which HTC has slapped its Sense 6 interface. Navigating around the Sense interface was smooth and swift.
HTC Desire Eye vs iPhone 6. Image: gizbot.com
This waterproof smartphone is equipped with 16GB of flash storage; however if you need bigger storage space, then there’s a microSD slot that takes cards up to 128GB in size. You will enjoy a full-HD (1,920×1,080-pixel) resolution, which is the highest we’ve so far seen on the mid-range Desire series. It’s the same resolution as the flagship HTC One M8. The Eye’s display is very bright and it has good colours.
In contrast to other smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or iPhone 6, or typically, most phones use a much lower quality camera on the front than the back, but with a near-identical camera units on both sides, you can take selfies with the front camera with the same quality as you can with the back.
As explained above, the HTC Desire Eye has two cameras with a resolution of 13 megapixels. However, if you pay attention to the Oppo N1, you will also be amazed because Oppo N1 is also equipped with a 13 megapixel resolution camera, however can rotate both backwards and forwards to take pictures in selfie.
The HTC Desire is a smartphone Eye selfie enthusiasts dream, is also very good for photographing a variety of subjects when you are on vacation or for street photography. Various functions on this smartphone also runs very well, so you can use it to play games, send text messages, and of course you can activate the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), upload your photos to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook or other social media networks quickly and easily. If it takes the eye is also a companion of businessmen and facilitate your work, for example, to open the E-Mail and read the document and send it to your business colleagues.