Friday, 27 December 2013

Project S - A 299$ Ideal Smartphone with High-End Specifications and Features

Sony's flagship phones have best Uni-body Design with water and dust resistance but the performance is not the best in the industry while Samsung phones have better features and performance but lacks good design. Still these phones are over priced. The best phones of any manufacturers may be the top-selling or they may have the best specifications in the industry but they are not IDEAL.

An Ideal phone is one which has top notch specifications, best in class Design, innovative features, maximum durability and is nominally priced.  

Project S is now a trending topic among tech enthusiasts because it is on the verge of manufacturing an Ideal Smartphone.


The Phone features a 5.8" WQHD Display with the resolution of 2560x1440. The screen is protected with scratch resistant tempered glass.


The has an ergonomic design which allow fingers easily grip. The Aluminum unibody Project S phones have double side scratch resistant glass like Sony Xperia Z. The phon e is just 7.6mm thick. Unlike SXZ the speakers and microphone are hidden to maintain the unibody design. The phone is dust and water resistant. Black and white colors are available.

Processor and Memory

This phone is a powerhouse, unlike Samsung phones it has True Octa-core processor optimized with ARM Big LITTLE Tech. The phones have 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 64GB using an SD card.


The phones boasts a 16MP camera with LED shutter which can record up to 2160p @30fps and it also has features like OIS, HDR, etc. The front 2MP camera is more than enough for video calls and its can also record 1080p videos @30fps.

Other Features

The phone has a built-in motion sensor which helps to control the phone without touching it using predefined gestures. The phones also have an IR blaster which can be used as a universal remote.

The phones also have features like WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA and Miracast. The phones are also wireless charging compatible.

We can see this Ideal Smartphone in the market only if the Project S gets enough funds. The fund raising is hosted by indiegogo. The phone will be priced at $299 unlocked.  

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Android Game Review

Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas is one of the most popular games of all the time. The Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition had listed GTA SA as the most successful game in the PlayStation 2, with 17.33 million copies sold for that console alone, from a total of 21.5 million in all formats. The open world action-adventure legend video game developed by Rockstar is now available for Android and iOS.


GTA: SA is an open world game where you play as an ex-gang banger named Carl. Five years ago, Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas, a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.

Now, it’s the early 90’s. Carl’s got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.

On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.


This Open World game is mission based but If a player is not ready to go for a mission he can simply cruise around and kill some people.

On foot, the player's character is capable of walking, eating, running, sprinting and swimming as well as using weapons and hand to hand combat.

Players can drive a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, buses,  boats, helicopters, trains, tanks, motorcycles and bikes. Players can also play side mission by stealing taxis, Ambulances or Fire Trucks.

Rockstar has emphasized the personalization of the main protagonist by adding many role-playing game elements. Clothing, accessories, haircuts, jewelry, and tattoos are now available for purchase by the player, and have more of an effect on non-player characters' reactions than the clothing in Vice City. CJ's level of respect among his fellow recruits and street friends varies according to his appearance and actions, as do his relationships with his girlfriends.

Players must also ensure CJ eats to stay healthy and also exercises properly. The balance of food and physical activity has an effect on his appearance and physical attributes.


GTA: SA is one of the games with richest graphics available now for mobile platforms. Though the graphics of the game look similar to original GTA: SA, it has some upgrades and enhancements from the original game which includes newly remastered graphics, consisting of dynamic and detailed shadows, a greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models.

Many people have complained about the game lag and crash even in some high end phones. Rockstar will definitely fix them soon. The game performance can also be improved by changing the graphic options like resolutions, shadows and reflections.


Rockstar has done a good job by providing various options to redefine the controls. But the Touch adapted controls are not that simple to play but one can master them soon. To completely enjoy, I recommended to use some controllers to play the game.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the most entertaining game available for mobile platforms. Apart from some graphic issues with the game, it scores well in all areas. The game costs 7$. It has 70 hours of gameplay and there are no In-App purchases, thus it's worth buying. Rockstar also offers cloud save support for playing across all your mobile devices for Rockstar Social Club Members.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will change the face of the gaming industry and now we can expect true console like games for our phones from Gameloft, EA, etc.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Timely - An Alarm With Best UI and Features for Android

Alarm is one of the basic applications of any mobile phone. There are hundreds of similar Alarm apps on the Play store But Timely is not one among them. Timely is the best-looking alarm clock you can get on Android.

Timely offers a crisp, typography-focused design and fun, gesture-based interface. Like Rise, you can set your alarm time by dragging your finger up and down the display to the appropriate time slot.

Timely offers a host of themes and sounds that you can unlock with in-app purchases if you desire, and it features Smart Rise, which will trigger a slowly fading melody 30 minutes before your set alarm time in an effort to catch you in a light sleep cycle. You can snooze your alarm via the giant on-screen button, by pressing the volume keys, or by flipping your device over, and you can control the length of time in between snoozes. Timely even has the ability to shrink the snooze duration between consecutive snoozes if you are really unable to get out of bed. For the stubborn types, Timely can be set to use a math problem or pattern challenge to wake you up before it shuts up.

In addition to an alarm, Timely also has a built-in timer and stopwatch; support for Android's Daydream screensaver mode; a DashClock extension; integration with Google Now; and the ability to sync your saved alarms across multiple devices.

Google has acquired Timely and now all the functionalities are free.

Download Link
Timely - Play Store (Free)