Asus ROG GL553 Review : Budget Gaming Laptop

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The Strix line is typically their highest echelon, full with notebooks with the latest specifications and boasting excellent build quality. We've looked at Asus' 17.3-inch offerings in the past - the GL752, GL702, and GL753 each offer different tiers for gamers at different budgets. For those that prefer a more portable machine, the Strix line also includes some 15.6-inch models as well. Today, we look at the GL553

The GL553 is aimed at budget-minded gamers. Equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, the GL553 won't offer the same gaming performance as it's bigger brothers. Even at the lower price, however, the GL553 still has most of the component found in more expensive siblings, including a solid build and a full RGB keyboard. The GL553 sports an Intel Core i7-7700HQ, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, excellent build quality with a DVD drive, an RGB backlit keyboard. 

Asus ROG GL553VD specs at glance: 

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) - 4096 MB, Core: 1354 MHz, Memory: 7000 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, Optimus
Memory: 16384 MB (16GB), DDR4-2400
Display: 15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, No, BOE HF NV156FHM-N43, IPS, glossy: no
Motherboard: Intel 1000 GB , 7200 rpm, 1 TB HDD, 7200 RPM, 930 GB free
Connections: 1 PC-Card, 1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Brightness Sensor
Networking: Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n/ac)
Optical drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N
Battery: 48 Wh, 48240 mAh Lithium-Ion, 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera: Webcam: 720p
Additional features: Speakers: Dual front-facing, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, ASUS Touchpad Handwriting, ROG Aura Core, ROG Gaming Center, , GeForce Experience, 12 Months Warranty

Deign And Display:

A hallmark of the Asus Strix line is its build quality, and the GL553VD is no exception. The exterior of the lid is covered in a black brushed aluminum finish, with a bright orange ROG logo that lights up when the screen is on. The aluminum lid is also a fingerprint magnet; oils and smudges are highly visible and you have to wipe it off properly to maintain it’s look. Every other surface of the notebook is black plastic. However, there are no gaps or seams and build construction is still top notch. The deck also has a glossy faux-brushed metal styling that looks nice. The bottom panel is firm. Overall, the chassis is very well built, especially compared to the competition in this price bracket, the device felt firm, stable, and pleasing to use.The 15.6-inch, 1080p screen on the Strix is sharp and colorful. Display panel produce nice and exact real-life color that it supposed to do.

Software and Performance:

Asus preloaded the Strix with a variety of useful gaming software stuff. Most notable is the ROG Gaming Center, all you got under one roof, that affect the gaming performance even it including temperature and CPU and GPU memory. It also includes options to boost fan speeds and disable the Windows key while gaming. Other gaming programs like GameFirst IV, lets you prioritize programs and games' access to your network to reduce lag while you play.

Asus' Splendid utility lets you control color temperature, and the preloaded XSplit Gamecaster allows for Twitch streaming. Asus sells the ROG Strix GL553 with a one-year warranty. Well for OS level you, it’s get preloaded with Windows 10 in the box, including stream for online gaming experience.

Armed with a 2.8-GHz 7th-gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU; 16GB of RAM; and a 1TB HDD, the Strix is a fine multitasking machine. The GL553 is equipped with a top of the line Kaby Lake Core i7-7700 HQ, which is typically reserved for workstation and gaming notebooks. On the Geekbench 3 overall performance benchmark, the Strix notched a score of 13,765, beating the other mainstream-notebook average. It took the Strix 54 seconds to copy 5GB of mixed media files, which translates to a rate of 94.2 megabytes per second. The GeForce GTX 1050 is Nvidia's latest entry in the GPU market. Based on the new Pascal architecture, the GTX 1050 features 640 shader units and up to 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM with a 128-bit bus. 

Performance is comparable to last generation's GTX 965M. Power draw is low at around 50 W, but performance remains adequate for 3D tasks. The GPU in our GL553 ran at full speeds whether plugged in or on battery. Compared to its rivals, the GL553 keeps paces with the MSI GL62M and HP Omen 15, which are equipped with the GTX 1050 and GTX 965M, respectively. 


On the left are a LAN port, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a combo 3.5mm audio jack. The Type-C is only Gen 1, that means external graphics solutions and other peripherals that require high bandwidth will not be fully supported. 

On the other hand, on right side, we spot only a single USB 2.0 port. The rest of the right side is taken up by the DVD-RW drive. The SD card slot is located up front of the device. To make room for the massive vent on the left side and the optical drive on the right, all other I/O is shoved to the front of the notebook. 

Battery Life:

The Asus GL553 has a relatively small 4-cell 48 Wh battery. The battery is decent for light office work while in Airplane mode but middling for anything else. In our WiFi test, where we set the screen brightness to 150 cd/m2 and run a script that loads a new web page every 30 seconds, the GL553 lasted only 4.5 hours, which is mediocre. Under load, the GL553 gave up the ghost after only 47 minutes. The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 blew our test unit out of the water with more than double the battery time in our idle and WiFi tests. 

While it is nice to have additional connectivity, the massive optical drive takes up a lot of internal room. This space might have been better utilized for a larger battery, but as it is, gamers in need of a long lasting device for productivity work should look elsewhere. Dell's offering grants much longer operation away from the wall.

Final Words:

The price Asus ROG Strix GL553 is the most affordable gaming laptop that the company currently sells, and it comes with a comfortable keyboard, a vivid display and an Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU.

Even though the base model of the Strix is $1,099, we know there are gaming notebooks with 1050 and 1050 TI GPUs and Kaby Lake CPUs coming this year for less than a thousand bucks. However, if you want an affordable gaming laptop that can play the latest games at medium settings, the Strix is a good option.
Time For Cashback Offers Of Diwali From Paytm

Time For Cashback Offers Of Diwali From Paytm

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Diwali is just around the corner and Paytm have launched our Diwali Maha Cashback Sale with a vast range of cashback offers. This four-day sale started on October 10, and is the perfect opportunity for you to grab up to 70% cashback across various categories including Appliances, Mobiles and Fashion including Apparel, Footwear and Accessories among others!

The best part is like our other sales, you can access similar offers across online and offline as we have installed QR codes at a majority of our partner outlets. This has helped our partner retailer network as well, and we are expecting three times the amount of sales over the next four days.

The Diwali Maha Cashback Sale will also host limited period Flash offers that will run from 2 pm to 6 pm and 8 pm to midnight and bring you handpicked offers across all categories.

The sale will host up to Rs 20,000 Cashback on Refrigerators, up to Rs 15000 Cashback on Washing machines, up to 50% Cashback on Kitchen Appliances and up to 40% Cashback on Personal Care Appliances like Trimmers, Hair Dryers and more. Intel Core i3 Laptops will feature Min Rs. 4,000 Cashback, DSLRs will host minimum 20% Cashback and Printers will be available at up to Rs. 8,000 Cashback.

In Apparel and Accessories, Jeans from top brands will sell for up to 70% off plus flat 50% Cashback, Shirts will be available at up to 70% off plus flat 40% Cashback, Watches will feature up to 70% cashback, Sports Shoes will host up to 70% Cashback. In Women’s apparel, tops and dresses will be available at up to 50% Cashback, Handbags & Wallets from Catwalk will Lavie feature up to 70% cashback and Ethnic Wear will be available at up to 80% Cashback. Additionally, two-wheelers from Suzuki, Mahindra, Vespa, Aprilia and Okinawa will feature up to Rs. 6,000 cashback.

This is all about latest sale and offer froom Paytm. Thank for reading. Stay tuned for more.

Things You Must Know About Zenfone 4 Selfie

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Asus has came up with the new streamline of Android smartphone series with Dual-Lenses camera setup. This new series tagged as Zenfone 4. Zenfone 4 Selfie as the name suggest have excellent front and rear camera setup for clicking amazing selfies. In this article we will focus on things you must know about this device. Basically we will be focusing on camera aspect of this device.

Front cameras have come a long way than being just a mere video phone camera with pixelated experience. For the changing times, ASUS brings you the new Zenfone 4 Selfie, sporting high-resolution 13MP cameras on the front and the back.

For Superb wide-angle selfies featuring more than just yourself is the Selfie Panorama mode, that lets you capture 140-degree wide Selfies. Camera of Zenfone 4 Selfie Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for steady videos. Both the cameras sport the Portrait Mode, that lets you shoot compelling Photos with Bokeh effect.

The Zenfone 4 Selfie features a 2.5D glass on the front with a sleek body, featuring an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB Storage, and comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat along with all new ZenUI 4.0

Perfect Selfies – Alone, With Friends Or In Beautiful Surroundings 

The ZenFone 4 Selfie is ideal for taking great self-portrait photos ‘selfies’ and ‘wefies’ with its high-resolution and high-performance front Selfie Camera. On the front is a high-resolution 13MP ƒ/2.0 Camera that is ideal for large group self-portrait photos as well as selfies against vast landscapes. For Low-light conditions, the ZenFone Selfie also features a front LED Soft-light to gently illuminate users face.

The ZenFone 4 Selfie features called the Selfie Panorama mode, with it the ZenFone 4 Selfie is more than capable enough to take Wide angle selfies that include you, your friends.

Let's check which are Selfie Camera Modes packed inside device:

Portrait Mode:

The portrait mode on the ZenFone 4 Selfie automatically creates amazing looking portrait photos of subjects against an artistically blurred background. Portrait mode can be easily activated by pressing the portrait icon button from the main interface.

Beauty Mode:

For users who love taking selfies and portraits, the Beauty Mode automatically enhances the subject’s face with makeup-like effects including skin softening and brightening, blush and color correction, eye enhancement and even cheek-thinning. The effects can be set to varying degrees and viewed in real time before saving as a photo. The effects can also be used together with portrait mode. The mode also has a convenient, auto setting that applies these beautification effects automatically at the discretion of the smartphone.

Beauty Live:

Allows the 10-level beautification option beautification video to be streamed live to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other popular livestream video social media platforms.

Super Resolution Mode:

With the ZenFone 4 Selfie’s Super Resolution Mode, users can create an ultra-high resolution, 52-megapixel photo. It achieves this by using special image-processing techniques to capture and combine four 13MP photos to create a much larger single image with greater detail and less noise. This high resolution photo has the advantage of appearing clearer on higher resolution monitors, or when printed on larger format photo media A4 sized or larger.

GIF Animation Mode:

Animated GIF images are simple animations composed of a repeating loop of sequential images. They are super easy and fun to create using the GIF Animation Mode. Simply shoot your subject in this mode and the camera will compile the photo sequence as an animated GIF image. The interface even allows you to modify the speed of the animation before saving.

Panorama Mode:

The perfect mode for wide landscapes, Panorama allows users to pan the camera from one side of landscape to another while the camera automatically captures the separate frames and stitches them together to for a wide panoramic photo.

Pro Mode:

A scene can be interpreted in many ways, and the phones’ auto or preset modes may not always render the photo you want. For this, the ZenFone 4 Selfie offers users the most comprehensive set of manual controls under its Pro Mode. Highlights of these settings include the 32-second slow shutter (the longest in the smartphone market), a manual focus slider, and adjustable ISO setting. These manual controls make the ZenFone 4 Selfie a powerful tool for learning the fundamental skills of photography, and allowing users to creatively shoot scenes in many different interpretations.

Power Saving Time Lapse shooting:

One of the most impressive features of the ZenFone 4 Selfie’s manual controls is the ability to shoot extended time-lapse videos. In this mode, the phone automatically shoots frames at preset intervals which are then compiled into a stop-motion-like video. What sets the ZenFone 4 Selfie apart is its ability to save power through a “power saving” mode in time lapse shooting – which is important as timelapse videos can consume a lot of battery power to shoot. This mode saves power by lowering the screen brightness and also allows users to switch the phone into airplane mode allowing radios to be switched off.

Other Selfie Enhancement Features:

  • Artistic Selfie Filters – The ZenFone 4 Selfie allows selfie photos to be enhanced with a choice of eight Instagram-like filters: Greyscale, Warm, Hipster, Retro, Faded, Nostalgic, Vibrant and Blush. To activate them simply swipe left from the interface of any of the front facing selfie cameras
  • Artistic Selfie Filters – The ZenFone 4 Selfie allows selfie photos to be enhanced with a choice of eight Instagram-like filters: Greyscale, Warm, Hipster, Retro, Faded, Nostalgic, Vibrant and Blush. To activate them simply swipe left from the interface of any of the front facing selfie cameras.
  • Softlight LED Flash – For even better selfies in low light, the ZenFone 4 Selfie offers a soft-light flash that gently illuminates the subject’s face by delivering just the perfect amount of fill light. Unlike overly-powerful conventional flashes that tend to over expose faces, this soft-light flash softens the subject’s skin texture and brings out true skin tones.

Effortless Performance:

The ZenFone 4 Selfie, features an Octa-core SoC from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 430. Paired with it is the fast Adreno 505 GPU that powers gaming experience. Powering the Zenfone 4 Selfie is a 3000mAh non-removable battery, which along with the efficient SoC makes it possible to get a superb battery back-up that lasts more than an entire day.

For Audio, the Zenfone 4 Selfie features a 5-magnet speaker. The loudspeaker loudness is further enhanced by a dedicated Outdoor mode, which boosts the Audio loudness significantly without hampering the audio fidelity

Biometric security assurance with Fingerprint scanner:

Another notable physical feature of the ZenFone 4 Selfie is its home button that doubles up as a fingerprint sensor for rapid unlocking of the phone in 0.3 seconds, and can also be used for authentication by other apps. It lets up to five fingerprints to be registered, and it can detect them regardless of the direction of the fingers placed on it. The fingerprint sensor can also be configured to allow fingerprints to answer calls, or call specified contacts.

Triple card slot: Dual SIM + Dedicated Micro-SD card slot:

With this, users will never have to struggle between using 2 SIM connections and using a MicroSD card at the same time. The ZenFone 4 Selfie allows two SIM cards AND a storage card to be used simultaneously. The SIM card slots support 4G connections up to 150 Mbps and the MicroSD card slot supports SDXC cards up to 2TB - the highest planned capacity for microSD cards to date. 

So this are some of the feature. We have lined up detailed review coming up. So stay tuned for more information. Thank you fir the reading.

Grab up to Rs. 20,000 Cashback on Smartphones, Laptops & Home Appliances with the Paytm Mall

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Get the best deals on Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, MacBooks, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Oppo and more from Sept 25-27.Great news for Electronics enthusiasts, Paytm Mall is continuing with its flagship Mera Cashback Sale especially for Electronics from September 25 to 27th.

Customers would be offered lowest prices on their favorite Mobiles, Laptops, and Home Appliances, whether it’s bought online on the Paytm Mall platform or offline from Paytm Mall partner outlets. All customers would win Lucky Lifafa, wherein customers will be able to receive a surprise gift after every order. In addition to the most exceptional cashback offers, all ICICI Debit/Credit Cardholders will receive additional 5% cashback.

During the three-day Electronics Sale, customers can save

  • Up to Rs. 15,000 cashback on iPhones
  • Up to Rs. 3,000 cashback on Motorola and Lenovo Smartphones
  • Up to Rs. 20,000 cashback on Laptops (Apple, Dell, ASUS, HP, Lenovo)
  • Up to Rs. 5,000 cashback on JBL Speakers
  • Up to Rs. 15,000 cashback on Washing Machines (IFB, LG, Whirlpool, Bosch, Samsung)
  • Up to Rs. 20,000 cashback on DSLRs (Nikon, Canon, Sony)
  • Up to Rs. 20,000 cashback on LED TVs (Sony, Weston, Samsung, Haier, VU, LG)
  • Minimum Rs. 4,000 cashback on Double Door Refrigerators (Samsung, LG, Haier, Hitachi)
  • Rs. 999 cashback on Oppo Smartphones
Paytm Mall has allocated 501 Cr in assured cashback for the ongoing festive season as it works jointly with brand-authorized stores, large retail chains and small shopkeepers to host a wide range of products at massive cashbacks.

SO guys this is all about paytm hotdeals go and get one for yourself. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for the reading.

SoundBot SB565 Bluetooth Water-Resistant Earphones : Review

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SoundBot, California-based lifestyle audio and accessories brand, introduces its SB565 Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Sports-Active Wireless Water-Resistant Earbud/Earphones in India. It comes with ergonomic tilted ear tips, with a water-resistant gel cushion for stable and maximum mobility and HD acoustic sound. We have recevide this product for review.

  • Very Comfortable
  • Excellent call quality with little flaw.
  • Excellent Bluetooth connectivity,
  • Good battery life,
  • Water resistant (not waterproof)
  • Lack of music empowerments,
  • Bit more expensive,
  • Mic is on one of ear-peace so have to talk loud while on call.
Let's us give you some keypoints for this Soundbot SB565, made for streaming music and hands-free talking, and it equips the user with a Universal Bluetooth technology for forward and backward compatibility with all devices. It’s Bluetooth is compatible with Mac and Windows, are a rare facility to find, with no additional drivers.

The latest in Earphone technology; which allows the user to remotely control all activities such as music, hands-free calls and a built-in Mic, volume adjustments, and playback music. The design is one-of-a-kind, it is sleek, elegant and sporty, and blends in with all occasions and suitable for the widest range of atmospheric conditions. The things we really liked about this one is made of tangle free wire and have excellent build quality. The only point bother during the testing is placement of mic. It is in such a way it will be in your ears so have speak little louder then usually, especially when you are in crowded place.

SoundBot has made this earphones very well to fit in the ears. You will easily get use to this earphones, since they are so light weight and fit perfectly on the ears of the users. Even material used to produce this earphones is durable and light weight so earphones getting off while you are running and or during exercise in gym, there no chance. Well beside noise cancellation is very well in the earphones. While listening ti music or on call, you can hear the voice loud and clear, even though you are in crowded place.

Well on music front device is at par. But needs much more improvement. Usual like other device in the market it does not have access to smartphone sound equalizer. Hence music lovers who love perfection for music, we will not recommend this earphones. For normal users who want excellent call quality with good sound and battery this are perfect to get one.

This is a power packed device are lightweight, and also comes good battery life 4 hours of talk time, and company claims to have has a great working distance of 33 feet or 10 meters. It is available in an exciting and sporty color ‘Black on Black’. Priced at Rs.1990 the Soundbot Hi-Tech SB565 Bluetooth Water-Resistant Universal Earphones are available on

So this is all about newly launched SoundBot SB565 Bluetooth Water-Resistant Earphones. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for reading.

Rubique Launched New Features on its app, Creating Customized Experience For Users

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Rubique has yet again proved its mettle in making financial solutions easily accessible and seamless to users. The one-stop online marketplace providing technology enabled end-to-end solutions to financing needs of individuals & SMEs has just launched a newer version of its app. The interactive app will now focus on complete digitisation of the loan and credit card application process. The most significant new feature of the app is ‘Digital Profiling’ and once the profile is created, all the bank policies and algorithms are run against the user’s profile for tailor-made offers.

Basically this app Gathers data through SMS scrapping, network type, device characteristics etc. to create customer profiles and tailor offers accordingly.

The key features of Rubique app:

1. Digital profiling: created based on the back-end by collecting data through SMS scrapping, network type, device characteristics and certain key data points.

2. Pre-qualified offers: The data engine keeps evaluating the offers available on the platform versus customer profile available & proactively keep notifying users on the eligible offers.

3. Document Upload & instant approval: Aiming towards 100% digitization and create a paperless experience for the user, the app allows user to upload the supporting documents required & Rubique’s unique integration feature which is one of its kind in the entire industry, let user get in principal approval online for his/her requirement.

4. Status tracking: Due to direct integration with financial instituions system, user can check the application status in real time.

5. Wish List: The app also allows user can also maintain its wish list related to his/her future loan & credit card requirement.

With wide range of products & credit cards across retail & SMB category, app offers a one-stop solution for all financial needs of the user. The other features app offers are EMI calculators, regional language options (Marathi, Hindi,Bengali) as well as training.

Lets see what officials say about it :

Sharing his views on the new app, Manav Jeet, MD & CEO of Rubique said, 
“We are constantly on the lookout for tech solutions that can make our services more unified and hassle-free for our users. And, this new version of the app adds another dimension to their experience, making it unique and rich, based on the data extracted from their digital and social media space along with their needs, eligibility and interests. We are excited to introduce the new interface and features to all our existing users as well as the prospective customers.”

Besides the customers, the new version of the Rubique app also brings a favorable earning opportunity for its business associates through latest features like end-to-end transaction flow, payout calculation, wide range of products, meeting scheduler, Real-Time Tracking, Training and Rewards. A person registered as customer can upgrade himself to a business associate to earn on the same app itself.

This is all about Rubique app. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for reading.

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe : Review

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Ever since the Zenfone 3 series launched in India, it has been since then they have come up in the top players in Indian smartphone market. Today we are going to discuss about one of their premium model in it Asus Zenfone Deluxe. Even after so long this is one the top performer in entire Zenfone 3 series. We have tested the basic version of Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe having 6GB RAM with Snapdragon 820 SOC on-board. Let’s have look at the different aspect of this device.

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Look and Feel:

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe grabs our attention is the invisible antenna design. For a unibody metal smartphone, this is quite an achievement considering most other flagships, other companies have visible antenna bands around the back. Asus seem to have found a way to solve problem without compromising on signal quality. You can still see bits of radio-friendly material embedded into the bezel.

The rounded sides and slightly curved back offer good ergonomics when you hold. But if you used to use 5 inches screen then this will be the bit troublesome for you. But instead of metallic unibody design, it feels really light too, and the matte finish on the back doesn’t attract fingerprints. There’s also Asus’s trademark at the bottom of the back side.

Asus has chosen 5.7-inch Super Amoled display panel with a full-HD resolution. With the respectable pixel count of 386ppi. We like the fact that the narrow bezels make this phone only slightly larger than a Google Pixel XL. Colours are nicely saturated and brightness is very good, even though it have Amoled display panel lowering the brightness still gives viable view with less light.

There’s a USB Type-C port at the bottom and a speaker grille beside it, while the 3.5mm audio socket is placed on the top. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe has a hybrid SIM slot (Micro + Nano) with 4G support. Around the back, there’s a slight bump for the camera, and a fingerprint sensor below camera module.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe ships with a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible power adapter, Type-C cable, ZenEar headset, SIM ejector tool, and warranty information. Overall, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe is a stylish and very well-crafted smartphone. 

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Specification and Performance:

Asus sent us the 64GB version, which is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC and has 6GB of RAM. On the other hand, the 256GB version is powered by the higher Snapdragon 821 chip but the rest of the specifications and features are same the same. Other connectivity features include a dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB OTG and FM radio. 

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe perform well in benchmark test. For AnTuTu returned a score of 151,041. All the numbers point to very good performance, which is also reflected during actual usage.

On the software side, we have the familiar ZenUI 3.0 skin running on top of Android 7 Nougat. The software tweaks are similar to what we've already seen on the ZenFone 3 Ultra and the ZenFone 3 Max (Review). The bundled apps include Puffin, Truecaller, Amazon Kindle, SimCity and Need for Speed: No Limits. There are many of apps from Asus too, including PhotoCollage, MiniMovie, ZenCircle, etc, which you cannot uninstall if you don't need them. 

On multimedia front The Zenfone 3 Deluxe handles multimedia playback very well. All full-HD and 4K video files played flawlessly. The Amoled display makes watching movies experience excellent, audio quality is especially good. There’s only one speaker but the sound is amplified so it’s much louder than your average smartphone. Asus’s provided their AudioWizard app that lets you tweak audio settings on a global level, but we were expecting Dolby digital sound that comes with Zenfone 3 Ultra.

Now we come to main and most important part of all camera. Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe packs a 23-megapixel rear camera sensor with four-axis OIS and electronic stabilisation. There’s also laser autofocus in addition with PDAF to help get faster locks on your subjects. Image quality is very good in daylight shots, resulting in detailed pictures and Colours are captured accurately and the sensor delivers a good depth of field effect in close-up shots. Even Auto mode works well for this device. Camera app along with Asus Pixel master technology provide wide range of modes to click your images viz. Night mode, low light, Super resolution, HRD mode, Manual and so on. The front camera does an excellent job of capturing detailed selfies even in indoor lighting. The quality of recorded video is very good, and the framerate is stable and no fame drops issues while recoding videos.

On the battery juice we can say is the only problem with this device. It have 3000 mAh of battery juice packed inside it, which will not last entire day. If you are average user then too you have to charge your device twice a day. Well Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) priced around 45000/- INR in Indian market.

Final Words:

Overall Zenfone 3 Deluxe one of the excellent performing device well as per used expectations. device have vivid display guarded with Gorilla Glass 4 with 5.7 inches screen with Full HD resolution having Amoled display panel. Camera also performs well in natural, artificial and even in low light. Autofocus speed of the device is also excellent. Capture good detailed pictures and videos having excellent media quality. Call quality is also good and hardly face any call drops during the usage. Have option to switch between 64 and 256 GB variant, can select one with your preference with change in price obviously. Overall device is good. Our rating for Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe:

 9 out of 10

If you have any query or any question comment blow. Stay tuned for  more. Thank you for reading.

ESPNcricinfo Relaunched Website and App

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ESPNcricinfo, the leading digital cricket brand, has reimagined and redesigned its website and app. The new ESPNcricinfo delivers a best-in-class experience for cricket fans, bringing live scores now with faster updates, stats and commentary.As it looks ahead to its 25th anniversary in March 2018, ESPNcricinfo remains the digital home to the sport loved by nearly two billion fans worldwide.

Here we want to give you some insight regarding revamped app that has been launched by ESPN for Indian Cricket fans. We like the most about this app is two things:
  • Can keep track of you Cricket team from any group like T20, One day or Ranji Trophuy or Dullep Trophy or any other national level cricket club.
  • App is simple Match updates and news are separated using 2 tabs so easy to get your stuff at once.

ESPNcricinfo also bring multimedia brand for cricket fans with the launch of its first weekly cricket show – Turn and Bounce for both television and digital platforms. Developed for Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), ESPNcricinfo Turn and Bounce will air every Saturday, beginning July 22, 2017 at 10PM, on SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD channels, as well as digitally on SonyLIV app & website and Clips from the show will also be available on ESPNcricinfo. 

Let's see what officials words on this :

Ramesh Kumar, Vice President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia said :
“We are cricket fans ourselves and we cherish our role as the definitive voice of a sport that fans everywhere love and share,” said . “Today, mobile devices have evolved into the daily gateway to cricket for hundreds of millions of fans around the world. The new and improved ESPNcricinfo reflects our commitment to combining the most dynamic digital products with the best cricket content and coverage. And through the collaboration between Sony Pictures Networks and ESPN, we are continuing the expansion of the ESPNcricinfo brand even further with the launch of ESPNcricinfo Turn and Bounce show for television and digital platforms offering the fans a compelling content.”
Speaking on the launch of ESPNcricinfo Turn and Bounce:

Mr. Rajesh Kaul, President, Sports & Distribution Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said: 
“We are looking forward to bringing Turn and Bounce to our viewers, a show that promises to offer refreshing discussion and analysis, appealing features from cricket’s most loved experts and personalities from the cricketing world.”

ESPNcricinfo Turn and Bounce will feature round-up of the ongoing action from the field, match highlights, top moments of the week in cricket, analysis, debates, entertaining discussions and ESPNcricinfo editorial insights to engage fans and viewers.

So Cricket fans get gear up for upcoming updates and news form ESPN live. This all about latest update from our end. Stay tuned up for more. Thank you for reading.

iVOOMi Launched Their First Series Power Bank In India

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iVOOMi an consumer focused brand strengthens its association with Flipkart, now announces the launch of a new category of smart accessories - Power Bank in the Indian market. The brand launched three variants of power banks under its two series – Juice and Pebble, which are priced at Rs. 1259/- Rs.1399/-, Rs. 1959/- and will be exclusively available on Flipkart prices at Rs. 899/- Rs 999/- Rs 1399/- respectively.

iVOOMi launched Power banks into the Indian market, with the products truly #PoweredByValue. Pebble series will be available in 10,000mAh and a massive 20,000mAh capacity, having a smooth round finish allowing multiple charging devices with dual USB’s output. A user friendly product with comfortable touch and feel is available in a classical black color.

Juice Power bank series plugs the energy straight back into your phone with a huge capacity of 13,000mAh. Juice series holds lithium battery with dual USB output for multiple charging devices. Pebble and Juice series are designed to be the power support partner to your Smart phones is available in high quality aluminium with optional black and silver color.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ken Qin, Regional Business Development Director, iVOOMi Hong Kong said, 

“We want to provide value for money products, catering to the mass aspirational buyers who will qualify the product as affordable and functional. We want the majority of the demographics in India to access the main stream and high end products we have to offer. We are excited about the amazing products we have lined up for the Indian market! Our goal is to spread the message that iVOOMi is the power bank people love. #iVOOMi ”

Mr. Ashwin Bhandari, CEO, iVOOMi India added,

“2017 has been a year of success of iVOOMi in the Indian Market. After witnessing substantial growth contributed by Smartphone segment launched by us in the first quarter, we are glad to introduce a new product line to the portfolio of value for money products for our customers. The next 12 months will be a time to watch out for iVOOMi as we launch an array of innovative and disruptive products through online channels.”

Overview For All Feature At Once: 

Juice Series
Pebble Series
Battery Type
18650 lithium batteries
Charging Voltage
5V micro USB
Recharge Time
13,000 mAh
10,000 mAh
Recharge Current
Discharging Current
5V/1A, 5V/2.1A
Battery with UL, FCC,CE,ROHS,IEC62133, KC, BIS
Net Weight
Black and Silver
 Classical Black
Classical Black
Rs 999/-
Rs 899/-
Rs 1399/-

So this is call about new launches for power bank from iVOOMi. For more stay tuned. Thank you fro reading.

Is Augmented Reality(AR) And Virtual Reality (VR) Is Different ? : Find Answer Here

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With so much exciting innovation happening in smartphone technology, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are often confused, even though they have very different practical functions and uses. We've broken down the main differences so that you know the most important things about your new favorite phone features.

What Is Virtual Reality:

Virtual Reality places you in a virtual, computer-generated world. This requires you to wear a headset, either placing custom built-in screens in front of each eye, or by using a VR-enabled smartphone like the ASUS ZenFone AR. The phone clips into the headset and presents your eyes with a split screen view that gives virtual reality its rich, 3D perspective.

How it works:

Apps can determine when you move your head in any direction using the accelerometer in your phone, and GPS locates you in the virtual reality you’re seeing. And with headphones, you can hear sounds as if they are coming from different directions, giving you a completely immersive experience and making you feel like you've been transported somewhere new.

What can you do with it?

VR is a great technology for experiencing events and seeing places that you can’t physically get to. For example, it can be used for watching a virtual concert, walking through a distant museum, and visiting pretty much anywhere in the world. All this is made possible by Google’s Daydream platform.

There are heaps of Virtual Reality apps in the Google Play Store, but if you want to ease your way in and experience VR for the first time, check out Google Cardboard which contains lots of demos and mini-games to help you find your virtual bearings for the first time.

Now What Is Augmented Reality The ?

Augmented Reality superimposes the virtual world onto the real one through a smartphone screen, such as the ZenFone AR, or through wearable tech such as Microsoft’s Hololens. Technically speaking, Augmented Reality projects content over the real world, whereas Mixed Reality content interacts with the real world. However, as these technologies become more popular, “Augmented Reality” is becoming a catch-all term for both augmented and mixed reality technologies.

How it works?

Google’s Tango platform supports AR experiences and refers to the set of sensors and computer vision software that enables AR apps. Essentially, the phone has to be able to “see” and understand spaces like humans do. To do this it must be able to track motion, perceive where it is in relation to the physical surroundings, and perceive depth.

What can you do with it?

In terms of gaming, AR allows you to play with other people in the real world because you can see and interact with them. You can find a host of amazing apps to check out on the Google Play Tango Store, but perhaps one of the coolest apps is Dinosaurs Among Us, which brings incredible, 3D dinosaurs into your kitchen, office, or wherever else you want them.

VR and AR are opening up a vast array of new experiences for technology lovers, so take the plunge and try it for yourself! So this is all about what you need to know about Augmented Reality(AR) And Virtual Reality (VR) Differences. If you like share it and have any query do comment below. Thank you for reading.

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA : Good Daily User Device

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Asus has been introducing many laptop models along with their smartphone series. Asus slowly but steadily raising up in top line laptop manufacturers in Indian market. Asus has introduce diversified product portfolio with High end, mid-range and budget friendly product line-up. This time we have received Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA for review. We will look into more in details in sometime.

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360 as the name tells 360, this device is combination of tablet and laptop brought into single device. What it means? Well it means this device have touchscreen lid that can flip around. 

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Design:

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA is not as sleek, stylish and light weight as their predecessor’s line-up. This device have touchscreen lid and keyboard that, they have to rest against each other when the two halves are flipped around. When lid is flipped to a certain angle it will activate tablet mode automatically, yes unless you manually turn it off.

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA have 13.3 inches with 16:9 spect ratio LED backlit Full HD (1920x1080) 60Hz Glare Touchscreen. On the back side of the lid Asus have their logo in the middle. Well on other end of the device have all connectivity options. On left hand side you will find USB 3.0 port, sd card slot, status LED followed by volume rocker buttons and power button respectively. While on right side you can see power inlet, USB 3.0 port followed by type C port micro HDMI port and 3.5 mm audio jack respectively. Asus provide a USB Ethernet dongle and another Micro-HDMI to full-size HDMI adapter in the box, which are both much needed for smart TV and other devices connectivity.

While in the tablet mode you can still use all switches and connectivity ports in the device. Speakers are at the bottom of the device. Asus ZenBook Flip UX360 is bit difficult to grip since it is heavier and keyboard deck have sharp edges that make is bit uncomfortable to hold it, especially while you are using Asus ZenBook Flip UX360 as tablet mode. 

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA have Asus zenmark concentric circle design on metallic unibody of itself which look decent. Just one thing more Asus should have added is backlit keyboard which is more useful during the low light or night time. But keyboard get deactivated automatically when you flip hinge to certain angle.

Well while using tablet mode Windows automatically flip the display as per the device orientation. Switching between laptop and tablet mode totally seamless, though the bulk of the ZenBook Flip makes tablet mode comfortable only if you can rest it on your lap or knees. Overall thickness is 13.9mm and weight is 1.3kg which is great for a laptop, but not for a tablet.

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Specs and Performance:

The screen has a resolution of 1920x1080 that is Full HD with 13 Inches of screen\tablet size. Intel’s HD Graphics 515 comes integrated into the processor, which should be enough for everyday tasks. The screen is bright and crisp, but because of the glossy surface we have to pump the brightness up to compensate for reflections. Thanks to the CPU’s dedicated video acceleration hardware we have never faced any issues playing HD, Full HD and 4K content on this device. There’s also Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1, plus a 720p webcam integrated with this device.

Asus launched the ZenBook Flip in India with an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor. Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor is one of Intel’s low-power Core M models in the sixth-generation. There’s 4GB of RAM and either a 128GB or a 512GB SSD - our review unit had the 512B SSD. The ZenBook Flip is quick to boot smoothly for us with 6 seconds of boot time. Programs launch without any fuss, and heavy operations are carried out easily thanks to SSD integrated with this device

You get Windows 10 Home basic preloaded with Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA. Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA have a bunch of Asus apps including Asus WebStorage, Asus Giftbox, and several small utilities to control things. One new addition is Asus HiPost, which intercepts anything you copy to the Windows clipboard and syncs it to an Android phone running the same app which doesn’t seems to be of much use.

The speakers turned out to be capable of producing considerable volume levels. While on Voices in videos came out clean and distinct, with minimal distortion. 

Pricing And Final Words:

ZenBook Flip UX360CA 128GB SSD is available on Amazon at 56000/- INR while 512GB variant is available at 96000/- which seems to be bit overpriced. If you want some good hybrid device with performance upfront than this is the good choice for you. SDD perform well and reduce boot-up and IO time so it perform any task. The games are also playable well with minimal graphic on board. For normal users who want laptop and tablet both this is the best choice for you to use. Just one time heavy load on pocket. 

So this is all about ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA. If you have any questions or query do let us know in comment section below. If you like this then share on your social media clicking on button below. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for the reading.

Asus Zenfone Live : Compact And Light Weight

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In this article we are going to review Asus Zenfone Live. Which is easy, compact and light weight device that we have received till now. As per Asus this device is named as Live, specially for Apps like Facebook and Instagram where we required some quality video and pcis to upload. But for a given price range Asus have Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 as strong contender in the market. Let's have look what Asus has packed in Zenfone Live.

Build And Design:

It has become a common trend to upload what's going on live on social media platform like Facbook, Instagram and other social apps these days. But the thing keep bothering users is quality of uploaded video or picks. So here Asus has tried and made an attempt for capture market for this strong hold. But frankly speaking this is a rally big disappointment from Asus this time. Even though build quality of the device is very premium and device have metallic unibody design. Zenfone live looks more less similar to iPhone.

On the front of the screen device, starting from top Asus Zenfone Live have LED notification light followed by LED flesh, speaker grill followed by 5 megapixel camera with laser and ambient light sensor. Blow it device have 5 inches IPS LCD display. At the bottom of the device it have 3 capacitive buttons.

Well starting from the top of the device it have 3.5m  audio jack and noise cancellation mic. While on the bottom it have speaker, Micro USB charging port and mic. Device is powered by DTS sound enhancement drivers for excellent sound experience the same as Asus Zenfone Ultra.

On the back panel of the device is made of fully metallic unibidy which have camera and single tone LED flash in left side top most corner, followed by Asus logo on the center below.

On the left side of the device have SIM card trey which support hybrid SIMS and on right hand side it have volume rocker button and power button.

Overall device looks very premium and feels very light weight at the same time. Device screen size is also 5 inches which is best for single hand users.

Specs And Performance: 

Asus Zenfone Live comes with 5 inches IPS LCD display supporting 720p(HD) resolution. Colors produce by this device is very sharp and have good extreme viewing angles. Display look bright in sunlight and screen is visible clearly at the maximum brightness in direct sunlight. Device runs on Android 6.0.1 that is old version of Android OS. But looking at the other device in this price range this tend looks common. Asus have their own UI called ZenUI running on top of Android OS, which provide lot of customization to the users. Device also comes with preinstalled blotwares including that of Asus apps too. But here you do the work around as uninstall or disable the apps that you are not going to use.

Asus Zenfone Live comes with 2GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of ROM memory which is disappointment from Asus end. Since 16 GB of internal memory, user hardly get 10 GB for actual usage. On the other hand device support hybrid SIM hence you cannot use dual SIM. Asus should have given separate memory card slot in Asus Zenfone Live. As long as RAM size is considered it is still manageable. The downfall for this device is Media-core Snapdragon 400 SOC which inspite of having decent specs, device does not able to perform well. Asus Zenfone Live comes with 4 core processors having 1.2 GHz speed, supported by Adreno 305 GPU. This is just entry level processor which bring down the device performance and processing capabilities. You can not perform heavy multitasking on this device and device tends to heatup once you start with gaming or task that require heavy processing power. 

On gaming front we have tested basic games like NOVA legacy which is handle well by device like Asus Zenfone 3 Max powered by Snapdragon 430 SOC, but in case of Zenfone Live it started well in beginning but after loading the game we can see the constant frame drops in the device. As mentioned earlier processor is the downfall for this device. This decision of Asus for selecting this processor has affected all aspect of device.

Well while using this device call reception was very much good. We can hear the voice of other person on the call loud and clear. Even noise cancellation mic does it's job well. Even while using the speaker for the call produce sound well but produce some distortion during the high volume voices. On the connectivity area device have all basic connectivity option like Bluetooth, WiFi, Hotspot, 4G VoLTE and so on. It does not have NFS and IR blaster which commonly comes with flagship devices. 

Well when it comes to camera Asus has disappointed us again. Even thought they made this phone for photography this smartphone not even at par what it meant for. It sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and a 5MP front camera with f/2/2 aperture, 82 degree wide angle and a LED flash.

Well if we talk about front camera it is 5 megapixel front shooter with Laser sensor and LED flash. LED flash is little more intensive for your eyes when you are in dark room or place, otherwise it does it's job well what it  meant for. Images taken are usually good but when it's comes to low light even though using a flash images are average.

Device takes good images in natural light condition but start to lag when you use the camera for long. Since device is equipped with weak processor the image quality affected very much. Even though Asus pixel master try to compensate for producing some quality output but in low light case and indoor photography it fails to do so.

Here are some camera samples:

NOTE: Click on the image to view in it's original size

Well if we talk about battery life, its 2650 mAh. The device goes well with it. It last for almost a day with extreme usage that device can handle. Charging is also fast enough. Device get's charged within One and half hours. If you talk about the price range of this device seems to be bit overpriced as per configuration. Asus Zenfone Live priced at 9,999/- INR which is roughly around 155 UDS.

Final Words :

Well as per our opinion Asus Zenfone Live is really not expected product from Asus. If Asus has chosen some good processor like Snapdragon 435 still perform well for this price and specs. Frankly speaking you want some good quality and value for your money then this is not your cup of tee.

So here is all about newly launched Asus Zenfone Live. If you have any query then comment below. If you like do share on social platform using buttons blow the article. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for reading.