Friday, October 25, 2013

Wrote a small poem in less than 5 minutes while travelling today, just to vent out my emotions. Care to read?

"Untitled"- @stunningmoon 

All I want is happiness for you,
But do you ever think of mine too? 

Why does the heart ache so much at times,
That all I feel like doing is write a poem which rhymes? 

They say do good & it'll come back to you,
I've done my part, Oh Karma! where are you? 

No-one ever said life would be fair,
but nor was I told I'd feel so bare. 

I tell myself, 'This too shall pass.',
Till then, put on some music & increase the bass. :) 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Review of Micromax Q66 Bling Eclipse

I use this phone as a secondary or backup phone, to divert calls or if my smartphone (Nexus 4) dies out on me. Micromax Q66 Bling (Limited Edition Eclipse) is a cute little square shaped phone thats swivels and opens keypad. Easily available in market for around 2.5-3K it has everything like camera, music player, dual sim, qwerty keypad, internet and a few apps. What attracted me to it was its unique look. Its original version the Q55 Bling (Recall a white colour square phone with swarovski studded buttons?) had gone viral among ladies. 

Key Features

  • GRPS and EDGE Enabled
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • QWERTY Keypad
  • FM Radio
  • 2.4-inch TFT Display
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 8 GB

Compact, girly design with all basic features required.
Good battery, single full charge goes on for 3-4 days for me.
Dual sim.
Not expensive.

Though the camera is 2 MP, image quality is very okayish.

Good for a 2nd phone or for someone who is on a strict budget, not otherwise.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Review of- Portronics PICO Power Emergency Phone Charger

This review is for Portronics portable emergency charger for smartphones. We all know that the battery of smartphones is not very impressive, especially if we use 3G all the time. So these portable emergency chargers are a boon!

What they offer-

Built-in 900 mAh lithium polymer battery
Adds up to 3 hours talk time
LED power indicator
Built-in micro USB tip for use with all micro USB compatible phones 
Includes 900 mAh power pack, micro USB cable, user manual
The size of the product is great, its literally pocket-able. It gets full charged on attaching to a PC USB in a couple of hours & gives battery backup to a smartphone for around the same time. Its MRP is 899/- and can be available in local market for a little less, so price wise is pretty reasonable, and comes with warranty from the company too.

1. Compact, very portable.
2. No extra wires, directly connects to your smartphone.
3. Not expensive.

1. Cannot be used for iPhones or any other smartphone not supporting Micro USB slot.
2. Gives emergency backup of no more than 2 hours.
3. The body gets many scratches with time (as you can see in the picture).

Verdict- There is a variety of portable chargers available in the market, brands like Sony, Belkin etc are really good too. But this is not bad for its size, built quality & pricing. Wish it were available in different colours though, it would attract more female customers! ;)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

NEXUS 4 / LG E360 Review

My first blog HAD to be of my beloved better half, my smartphone. It is a beautiful Google Nexus 4 aka LG E360. I had got my hands on the 16 GB variant when it was launched in USA, so I have been using it since 10 months or more now. The white colour variant was just recently launched when it became official in India, but I can live with that. My black beauty is no less! 

Now coming to the important parts-
You can see its features here on or

4.7" diagonal
1280 x 768 pixel resolution (320 ppi)
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro
133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
8 MP (main)
1.3 MP (front)
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
HSPA+ 42
16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
Micro USB
SlimPort™ enabled
3.5mm headphone jack
Wireless charging
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2
NFC (Android Beam)
2,100 mAh Lithium polymer
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Since Android 4.3 is now available, my phone is updated to that. (Cannot wait for 4.4 now , which should launch any-time this month!)

When you take this phone in your hands (sans any cover of-course , it "feels" great. The glass body back & front makes it a totally different Experience. I had a official bumper protecting it for a few months, but it broke off , and now I make do with a normal cheap cover, amazingly it works as good. So no point spending a bomb on the official bumper.
Some feel that since its glass it will be fragile, but the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 is as good as described, my phone falls at-least once a week (clumsy me) & nothing! (Though It has a few dents on the corners of the body now, with rough use.)
The speed is fast, I use a zillion apps, multi-task daily (Twitter+Facebook+Whatsapp+Camera+Calls+Games) and it takes it all without any problem at all. I have seen other android phones hang, apps crash, but not my Nexus 4!
It can tend to heat up a little during hot summers (If you stay in a place where the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius, you should consider this).

The battery lasts about 6 hours with 3G Data on ,but with data off it can last all day. But I think this is a problem with any smartphone using 3G, be it Iphone or Galaxy series, right?

1. Looks beautiful, specially the shimmering look on its back.
2. Amazing speed, supports heavy apps & games.
3. Great wifi according to me, it catches my wifi on the 6th floor while I am on ground floor.
4. Its "Vanilla" Google, means unchanged pure form of Android. And it gets the latest updates first too!
5. For its price, its the best value you can get even today! Why spend 40K+ when you can get something for less than 25K?
6. The touch, is classy!

1. I think voice quality could have been more decent, I feel its average, but its okay for me as I don't use the phone for talking as much.
2. Sound output is not very good, specially when I connect it to external speakers or a car's audio jack. I know this for sure because I have compared these with other smartphones, which play really well!
3. In the box, they simply provide a charger, no headphones, they could have given that too.

Well, this was my first review so pardon me if I forgot to mention something! Comments are most welcome!

P.S. Girls- If you are looking for a smartphone that is different from others, this is it! You can also customize it with covers or skins, now available everywhere. But even without any, its a beauty!