IN­SIDE STORY

THE SE­CRET OF A SMARTER SMART­PHONE LIES IN WHAT IT HAS WITHIN ITS COV­ERS. PRO­CES­SORS, CON­NEC­TIV­ITY AND MUL­TI­ME­DIA CA­PA­BIL­I­TIES ARE SOME OF ITS MAIN STRENGTHS.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES TRENDS - TEXT BY NIDHI SIN­GAL & PHOTO IL­LUS­TRA­TION BY SAN­TOSH KHUSH­WAHA

With their dual core pro­ces­sors, the big boys of last year were called the ‘su­per smart­phones’. This year, when the phones got quad cores, dou­bling their pow­ers and ca­pa­bil­i­ties, there was strangely no term avail­able to chris­ten these de­vices.

Last year’s big dis­plays and dual- core pro­ces­sors pale in com­par­i­son to the quad­core pro­ces­sors and five-inch-plus dis­play sizes that are be­com­ing pop­u­lar this year. The re­cent months have wit­nessed nu­mer­ous smart­phones be­ing an­nounced with the snazzy new quad- core pro­ces­sors, but only a hand­ful of mod­els will ac­tu­ally sport the chip. While ini­tially the 5.2-inch dis­play size of the Sam­sung Gal­axy Note was called awk­ward, it has by now sold five mil­lion units glob­ally. To com­pete against the cam­era lens qual­ity of Ap­ple’s iphone 4S, other man­u­fac­tur­ers have come up with 41MP sen­sors and other top-range specs.

But how do all these specs ac­tu­ally trans­late to user ex­pe­ri­ence? Or do they just add to the cost?

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