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Top 5 Mid-Range Phones [APRIL 2015]

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It’s finally April, the time of the year when all of us looks to buy a new phone. Some may go for a
High-End Flagship device but some go for Mid-Ranger or Entry-Level device. So, here we have our
Top phones under 20k (Approx 322 USD). Note that the phones are not in any particular order and
you may order it as you want. This list contains some Pocket Friendly phones that have equally
same performance compared to other Mid-Rangers.
Not looking to argue, do comment the phone of your choice which should have been added into
this list šŸ™‚ NOTE: No Samsung phone in this list. We have mentioned only those phones, which have been released in most parts of the World.
5. Moto G (2nd Gen)

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Moto G 2014

Definitely on paper this phone may not seem to be good at all, but when you use it you will feel the
real smoothness that this phone has. Although it has the same 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
CPU with Adreno 305 that the earlier Moto G (2013) had but the internals have been upgraded and
it performs alot more better than that one! It is currently running Stock Android 5.0.2 and will soon get
5.1 as we all know how fast Motorola is in giving updates to their phones! Though it does not have LTE connectivity but no worries, LTE Model is also available but only in some regions.
Some quick Specs:
5.0 inches 1280*720p Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
8Mp Primary + 2Mp Secondary Camera both with 720p Video Recording
16GB Internal with MicroSD Expansion upto 32GB and 1GB RAM
2070mAh Battery (That is decent for Moderate usage)
Price: 12,499INR (Approx 180USD)
4.Huawei Honor 4X

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Huawei Honor 4X

Priced lower than the Moto G this phone packs some really Awesome and powerful specs, though misses
the stock UI. This phone is a bit faster in multitasking than the Moto G due to it’s 2 GB of RAM. Though it is a bit slow in day to day usage due to Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.0 on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop (4.4.2 in some regions). The phone has every feature that one needs but lacks behind in Internal Storage (8GB) still, you can expand anytime. The Camera is again a powerful point of this phone! Though it misses 1080p Display and pixels are clearly visible if looked closely due to 5.5 inches. Still it has some top of line Specs that fulfill a user’s need!
Some quick Specs:
5.5 inches 1280*720p Display with Gorilla Glass 3 maybe (Not officially mentioned)
1.2 Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 410 Processor with Adreno 306 GPU
8GB Internal with MicroSD Expansion upto 32GB and 2GB RAM
3000mAh Battery (That is GREAT!)
Price:10,499INR (Approx 168USD)
3.Nokia Lumia 730

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Nokia Lumia 730

It’s worth mentioning this phone if you are not into Platform worries. This is one of the last phone to carry the Nokia Logo on the top but the build is the best thing in this piece! Fully made of plastic but you will never notice that cheap feel. The Performance and Battery are tipical Windows – GREAT! The Battery can easily last you for 1 Day if you are a heavy user and 2 Days if you are a Moderate user. Performance of even cheap Windows phones is great so this phone has it! DAT Camera= AWESOME! On paper it is just a 6.7MP Camera but it is still better than the 8MP one in the Moto G 2014!
Some Quick Specs:
4.7 inches 1280*720p OLED Display (I forgot to mention but this is also GREAT!)
Microsoft Windows 8.1
1.2Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 GPU with Adreno 305 GPU
8GB Internal Storage with MicroSD Expandable upto 128GB (Highest Expansion in this list) 1GB RAM
6.7 Primary and 5MP Selfie Front 1080p Cameras
2200mAh Battery (AWESOME)
Price: 12,000INR (Approx 192USD)
2.Xiaomi MI4 (MI3 is also considerable in the list)

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Xiaomi MI4

Now let’s get on with some High-End Specs Mid-Rangers. The Xiaomi MI4, the name Xiaomi may sound new but the phones made by this company is just piece of Awesomeness. The phone which we are talking about has just One Con, that is the Slippery Body and this can be solved by using a case. Except this, everything this phone has is just great, from the 5.0 1080p Screen till the 3080mAh Battery. Between that, Xiaomi gives a 2.5Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 CPU (Are you kidding? No I ain’t!). It also has a 13MP + 8MP Camera! And also it is LTE Capable. This one just beats the Galaxy S5! This has 2 Variants, one with 16GB Internal (18k) and 64GB (22k) NO Expansion!
Some Quick Specs:
5.0 inches 1980*1080p Screen with Gorilla Glass 3
Android 4.4.3 with Xiaomi’s MIUI on top (Which is pretty Smooth)
16GB or 64GB Internal Storage No Expansion 3GB RAM
13MP Primary with 2K video and 8MP Secondary with 1080p Video!
3080 mAh Battery
Price: 17,999INR (Approx 290USD) [16GB Model] 21,999INR (Approx 350USD) [64GB Model] #1.OnePlus One (Finally)

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OnePlus One | Top 5 Mid-Range Phones

What do you want me to tell me about this phone? This is the Beast oh Sorry, the Best!
One thing to say, Oxygen OS (Lollipop) is out and you can flash it on yours! šŸ˜‰
Only Con with this phone is that 16GB is ONLY available in Silk White and 64GB is ONLY Available in Sandstone Black that is prone to damage šŸ™ and is only available through Invite System, though on Amazon.in sometimes it is available without Invite.
Some Quick Specs
5.5 inches 1980*1080p Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Will run CyanogenMod11S (4.4.4) out of the box
16GB or 64GB Internal Storage No Expansion 3GB RAM
13MP Primary with 2k video and 5MP Front with 1080p video!
3100mAh Battery (6h of SOT. SURE! )
Price: 18,999INR (Approx 300USD)
21,999INR (Approx 350USD)

 

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BlueAir Classic 680i Air Purifier Review

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What are you breathing now a days? Oxygen or the air full of dirt. Its obviously the dirt lol. In India, air pollution is a very serious issue. Youre no more breathing Oxygen, its all chemicals out there! There are many health issues and various breathing problems caused by air pollution.
BlueAir is one of the best air purifier manufacturing company you can find in India. It has a lot of different types of air purifiers available for you to purchase! According to the BlueAir website, “Ā Indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outside. Studies show that breathing clean air cancontribute to your health and well-being. Using a Blueair air purifier that removes airborne pollutants can go a long way towards helping you breathe healthier. ”

The Blueair 680i is a huge air purifier with a very huge price tag. The air purifier is an ideal for large rooms like your living room, office meeting halls and other such places.

Why BlueAir Classic 680i?

The BlueAir Classic 680i has a flap on the front that opens to reveal a Wi-Fi link, fan speed, auto mode and other buttons. The BlueAir 680i uses the HEPASilent technology to purify the air youre breathing. The polluted air enters from one side and passes through the ionizer and a very reliable filter which forwards it to the fan and then to you! Time to change the filter? Dont worry, the purifier will indicate you when to change the filter.

According to the company, BlueAir Classic 680iĀ air purifiers remove 99.97% of harmful particles from the air, down to 0.1 micron in size. THATS INDEED IMPRESSIVE!

The BlueAir app gives you all data from the device, along with AQI data for your locality.

The whole purifier can be controlled using the BlueAir app! You can compare the air quality inside your home vs the air quality outside. You can change between different mode the purifier offers. The device will do its best to get down the air pollution indoor.You can also schedule night mode and adjust the LED brightness.

You wonā€™t notice much of an increase in your electric bill as they wont eat much of your electricity. The device is said to get theĀ PM2.5 to good levels within half an hour, which may differ on the room size too.
If youre thinking to get it for a small sized room, i’d prefer not to. The device is designed to be used only in large spaces and big rooms.

The BlueAir Classic 680i costs Rs. 78,999 in India. Yeah, its a huge amount but worth every penny of it. You may consider it as the best air purifier out in the market.

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Best Tempered Glass for the OnePlus 5

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Many people tend to skip the tempered glass and think only a proper case is enough. A case only protects the body of the device but not the display which is the most important part of the phone.Ā Its better to use a tempered glass because obviously no one will like to use a phone with shattered display if you unfortunately drop you phone.

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Have you recently bought the OnePlus 5 and wondering which tempered glass to get to keep your screen safe from dust and scratches?Ā Lets have a look at theĀ Best Tempered Glass for the OnePlus 5

Best Tempered Glass for the OnePlus 5

1. Original OnePlus 5 3D Tempered Glass

This is the official Tempered Glass from the company itself, and its always recommended to use official stuff for better performance. Being the best tempered glass available on the market obviously itll be a bit costlier.

TheĀ OnePlus 5 3D Tempered Glass costs Rs.999 is only available on the Official OnePlus India Store. We highly recommend you to use this glass for better protection. The glass perfectly contours with the OnePlus 5’s curved edges. Its hardĀ enough and has anti-scratch material which prevents scratches and protects the screen from drop damage.

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2.Ā CaseUĀ Tempered Glass Screen Protector

This one’s almost similar to theĀ Original OnePlus 5 3D Tempered Glass and cheaper too!

The CaseUĀ Tempered Glass Screen Protector costs Rs.699 on Amazon.in You can consider this as a cheaper version of the Original OnePlus Tempered Glass.

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3. Nillikin Tempered Glass for OnePlus 5

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4. OrzlyĀ Tempered Glass for OnePlus 5

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5. Others

There are a lot more options available online. People mainly buy tempered glass offline which are too cheap but at the same time they are made of cheap plastic which wont last long and will break easily. Though you can get good tempered glass offline from reputed stores and theyll cost almost the same as the online one’s.Ā Spending 30-40grands on a device and messing up the display just because of a cheap tempered glass isnt worth.

 

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Custom ROM for Moto G 3rd Gen 2015 : PacMan

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Moto G3 is one of the most affordable devices with great specifications that your money can buy. It comes with stock Android Lollipop 5.1.1, but some extra customization and features stay in the wishlist of the customers as always. Therefore, we are here talking about a themed version of CyanogenMod, based on the latest 5.1.1 Android by a recognized developer on XDA Developers named Shreps.

The name of the ROM is Pacman and you are free to flash it if you are owning a Moto G 2015 edition.

Note: Neither the developers, nor the authors at Technokick will be responsible if anything happens to your device during this process so try this at your own risk. Your warranty will also be void and all of your data will get erased in this process as well.

Before we go through the process of installing the ROM on the Moto G3, you will need to have a custom recovery installed on your device along with an unlocked bootloader

Steps to Install

Fresh Installation

Follow the following steps if you haven’t installed this ROM and this is your first time reading this article

  1. Download the ROM and the GApps Package ( Download links given below) The GApps package is optional but it is an important package if you want all of your Google Apps to be installed after the fresh install of the ROM
  2. Turn Off your device
  3. Hold “Volume Up+Power” button to boot into your custom recovery (TWRP is recommended)
  4. Wipe your data or do a factory reset
  5. Wipe System
  6. Flash the ROM through TWRP
  7. Flash the GApps Package through TWRP (optional)
  8. Reboot your device (First boot takes a while. Don’t panic)
  9. Welcome to Pacman ROM! Enjoy šŸ™‚

Update

Follow the following steps if you had read this article before and flashed the ROM but are updating to a newer version of the ROM (Your data will not be erased in this case)

  1. Download the latest ROM Package
  2. Turn Off your device
  3. Hold “Volume Up+Power” button to boot into your custom recovery (TWRP is recommended)
  4. Flash the recently downloaded ROM
  5. Wipe both the dalvik cache and cache from the recovery
  6. Reboot your deviice
  7. Welcome to the latest version of Pacman ROM for Moto G 2015! Enjoy šŸ™‚

Download Links

GApps

Pacman ROM for Moto G3

Extra Information regarding ROM

The ROM is based on Lollipop 5.1.1 with a Linux Kernel, and is based on Cyanogen. It is a dark themed ROM as well.

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