Snapdragon 800 Powered Devices in India: An Overview

In human body, the brain has always been considered as the most important part as it not only controls the whole body, but also does a lot of computations and even much more. The same parallel can be drawn for the computing devices, which have a Processor inside them. The technology is growing at such a rapid pace that the processors are getting more efficient at faster, at the same time getting smaller. This fact is very important as the mobile phones and tablets are not as big as laptops, yet nowadays they are able to do all kind of processing tasks.

Snapdragon 800

There are very few companies which makes processors for the portable devices, such as Qualcomm, MediaTek, Texas Instruments, Samsung, etc. Out of these, Qualcomm has been able to dominate the market because of continuous innovation. The latest processors from the Qualcomm are Snapdragon 800 processors. These processors have 4 cores and maximum clock speed of 2.3 GHz. This processor not only brings more speed to the devices, but also capability to shoot 4K videos, wireless transfer of high-resolution videos and more. It also supports latest USB 3.0, and Wi-Fi standard called as 802.11 ac.

So, if you’re in a market to buy the top notch device, it’s advisable to choose the devices powered with this processor:

LG G2– Rs. 40,499


LG G2 was unveiled last month and truly showcases the LG’s ability to flagship offerings from Samsung and HTC. The device has interesting seeing since it doesn’t have any buttons at the sides, but in the rear. Both volume rocker and power key sits below the main camera and also acts as a quick launcher for camera, etc. The display of the G2 is also very impressive thanks to the dedicated Graphics RAM.

Sony Xperia ZU– Rs. 46,999

Sony Xperia Z Ulra

This phablet earns many first to its name- the first device powered by Snapdragon 800 processor, first Full HD slimmest device, etc. The Xperia Z Ultra is Sony’s first phablet with enormous 6.44″ (Full HD resolution). This brings it very close to the tablet category rather than phones. But if you truly want a powerful device with large screen, then this one comes across as a great choice. And as expected, you can use the device in rains as well due to its dust and water proof capabilities.

Sony Xperia Z1– Rs. 44,999

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony is constantly bringing the best of the best devices. The Z1 has an excellent configuration along with the robustness factor due to the IP 58 certification. This means, like most of the recent devices from Sony, the device is dust proof and water proof and can remain in water of depth 1.5 m for almost 30 minutes. Another highlight of the smart phones is its 20.7 MP camera which gets technologies like G lens, Exmor-RS Optics and Bionz processor from Sony’s cyber shot line of cameras.

Upcoming Devices

While you can get your hands on the above devices almost instantaneously, there are a couple of other devices which have been launched globally. We only hope that they make their entry to India soon-

Acer Liquid S2

Acer Liquid S2

The device was recently announced by Taiwanese Manufacturer recently and it has some interesting features in its hood. It has a Full HD resolution on a big 6 inches display. The device also offers the ability to capture 4K video (2560 x 1440 pixels) through its main camera.

Asus Padfone Infinity

Asus Padfone Infinity

To give company to its Taiwanese companion Acer, Asus has also launched a device with this latest processor. As the name Padfone indicates, this offering from Asus can double up as a phone and as a tablet, depending upon one’s need. The phone part is a 5” inch device with Full HD resolution, while the tablet part is like a dock with 10.1” screen and in-built battery, which is powered by the phone.

Oppo N1

Oppo N1

Oppo has been regarded as rising star of China because of its impressive devices. The N1 is its latest flagship and has several intriguing features. It has a rotating camera at its back, which means one 13 MP camera can be used as both normal as well as front-facing camera for self-portraits. It also has a rear touch panel allowing for host of functionalities.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon recently updated its Kindle tablets and along with several hardware upgrade, they got the Snapdragon 800 processors underneath. To cater to all kind of users, the tablet is offered in two sizes of 7” and 8.9” with brilliant resolution.

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