Friday, September 12, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Asus Zenfone 5 - The Best is?


The Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Xiaomi have earned huge profits in the Indian smartphone market. The manufacturers have sold around 95, 000 units of Xiaomi Mi3 in India through Flipkart.com, and now they are all set to sell the affordable Redmi 1S on 2nd September using the same online platform. It is expected that the Redmi 1S would grab more demand as compared to the Mi3. Buy Redmi 1S from Flipkart.com
Xiaomi Redmi Note - Comparison
The third Xiaomi smartphone, the Redmi Note is expected to arrive soon in the Indian market for the buyers. It is well known now, that this smartphone would also be available through the same online store, Flipkart. After its launch, the 5.5-inched Xiaomi Redmi Note would offer a very tough rivalry to other best-selling phablets in the segment. This smartphone also follows the same USP, which Mi3 and Redmi 1S followed, i.e., high end specifications and features, offered at low & affordable price tags.

The in-demand Asus Zenfone 5 would be offering an equal competition to this smartphone. To find out which out of these two are worth a buying package deal, we bring you a one-on-one comparison review of both. Buy Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG from Flipkart.com
Asus Zenfone 5 - Comparison
Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Asus Zenfone 5

Display

The Xiaomi Redmi Note flaunts a Full HD. 5.5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touch screen display, which produces a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 267 pixels per inch. This multi-touch display produces up to 16M colors.

On the other hand, the Asus Zenfone 5 sports a comparatively smaller, 5-inch IPS capacitive touch screen display, which also produces Full HD resolution at a better pixel density rate of 294 ppi. Also, it features Corning Gorilla Glass protection, which is not present on the Redmi Note.

Processor & RAM

The Redmi Note is powered by a 1.7GHz Mediatek MT6592 Cortex-A7 Octa-Core Processor, which is supported by 1GB RAM and Mali-450MP4 GPU. Whereas, the Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 Dual-Core Processor clocked at 1.6GHz, and supported by 2GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU.
Redmi Note - Comparison
The Redmi Note features a better Quad Core Processor, while the Zenfone 5 is supported by a better 2GB of RAM.

Operating System

The Redmi Note runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system out-of-the-box. While, the Zenfone 5 runs on the Android 4.3 jelly Bean OS, which can be upgraded to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.

Camera

For your photography needs, the Xiaomi Redmi Note houses a 13 Megapixels (4128 x 3096 pixels) Autofocus rear camera coupled with LED flash. This smartphone also carries a 5 Megapixels secondary camera on the front for your selfies and video calls.

On the other hand, the Zenfone 5 houses an 8 Megapixels (3264 x 2448 pixels) Autofocus rear camera, which also packs an LED flash. For your video calls, this smartphone houses a 2 Megapixels secondary camera on its front.

Zenfone 5 - Comparison
Memory

Both these two smartphones offer 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded using a MicroSD card. The Xiaomi Redmi Note supports a MicroSD card of up to 32GB. However, the Zenfone 5 can support a MicroSD card of up to 64GB on it.

Connectivity


The connectivity features on both Redmi Note and Zenfone 5 are almost same including 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE, GPRS with EDGE, WI-Fi, WI-Fi Hotspot, WI-Fi Direct, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, MicroUSB 2.0, USB and 3.5mm Audio Jack.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note is fuelled by a strong 3200mAH Li-PO battery, whereas the Zenfone 5 is fuelled by a 2110mAH Li-PO battery. Hence, the Redmi Note is a clean winner in this segment.

Price

Xiaomi Redmi Note is expected to be launched with a price tag of Rs. 9, 999 in India. And the Asus Zenfone 5 is available with a price tag of Rs. 13, 144 in India.

Verdict


In this comparison review, we found that the Xiaomi Redmi Note is a far better smartphone in terms of hardware specification, when compared to the Asus Zenfone 5. The only areas where the Xiaomi Redmi Note lags are the customer service support and brand reputation. However, the Chinese manufacturers are working very hard to overcome these issues.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note features a better display, processor, camera and a stronger battery. Also, it is expected to arrive at a cheaper price tag, as compared to its rival. Hence, the Redmi Note is declared a winner in this comparison review.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Competitive Differentiation through Service Management


Competitive Differentiation through Service Management
The significance of excellence in after-sales services is growing rapidly. Organizations, irrespective of industry, are realizing that traditional approaches and platforms can no longer guarantee global recognition.

Traditional focus has been on core products and sales. Most manufacturers are still viewing their service operations as a subsidiary function devoid of strategic importance. However, for others, the past decade has witnessed a remarkable change. Organizations are now moving away from the shortsighted sales perspective to achieve service excellence.

In fact, the trend in most manufacturing companies is changing prominently. Substantial profits depend on the level of service offering and not just the quality of product packaging. In another study by Accenture, results highlighted that poor service is the primary reason why customers switch providers.

While sale is important, service functions are elementary for optimizing customer satisfaction and retaining customer loyalty. While competitors can replicate product features quite easily, it is service that acts as the key market differentiator in many cases. Besides, it is an independent source of revenue generation. According to Deloitte Development LLC, service operations can result in more than 75% higher profitability than the overall profitability of a given business unit.

The expectations out of service offerings are moving from cost reduction to customer redemption. Therefore, it is important for firms to customize service offerings for rapidly evolving customer expectations.

Customers look for value and purchase only after thorough comparison with what the competitor has to offer. Given that scenario, it is critical to package the product with a service value that can enable customer satisfaction and retention.

An extended warranty is an integral service function referred to as “service agreement” or “maintenance agreement”, which is offered to customers in addition to the standard warranty. Generally, warranty covers mechanical failure incurred through normal usage and not accidents. Extended warranties cost additional, usually a certain percentage of the product’s retail price.

Value of the extended warranty

There are several reasons why consumers look for extended warranty on automobiles, for example. It ensures that your car will be in the best mechanical condition relatively longer. With the level of complexity in auto repairs today, one repair alone can be significantly expensive. It pays to invest in extended warranty, which costs lesser than the service charge, and covers all the repairs within a given period after purchase.

The company behind the warranty

An extended warranty is often backed by a third-party company or the manufacturer. Third-party warranties are often scored high for the ease of use. Most often, they are less expensive and offer broader coverage than what the manufacturer may be able to provide.

Understanding the challenges

A study by Deloitte shows while organizations plan and strategize to improve business results, service functions are often considered as afterthought due to the unpredictable challenges that can hamper results. Challenges that continue to plague service operations include: flawed strategy, business design, and operational discrepancies.

Due to a lack of insight into profitable service functions, organizations stumble in the attempt of overcoming competition. Very few of them have clear understanding about customer profitability and long-term benefits. Research suggests that less than 40% of companies have clear visibility into profitability through service.

According to a report from the Aberdeen Group, titled “State of Service Management 2011: Achieving Connectivity and Growing Revenue”, chief service officers (CSOs) are struggling to develop their service enterprises into core profit centers.

Service leaders have to keep trying new strategies to optimize benefits from revenue while improving customer satisfaction simultaneously.

Irrespective of their position in the service cycle, organizations need to take crucial steps in developing effective service offerings. They need to do that while keeping in mind the challenges that can impede results. The unpredictability and complexity of service models can diminish customer satisfaction and hamper outcomes. One of the biggest challenges in service operations is that some areas may have highly automated service-management capabilities, while other areas may not. It is hence crucial to integrate service-related processes with business functions, workflows, and systems. This reduces the element of ambiguity and ensures profitable business actions across functions.

With a set course of actions and clear objectives, it is easier to monitor the service transformation lifecycle.

Creating a niche

The way to create a niche in the market is through innovative and robust solutions. They often create a competitive differentiation against three elementary parameters: quality, cost, and timeliness. They serve as a benchmark to arrive at the best outcome in the market. Quality, cost, and timeliness ultimately drive the future of the offering.

While creating a competitive edge, it is also important to:
  • Explore different platforms
  • Seek new mediums for competitive advantage 
  • Adopt innovative service solutions that surprise and delight customers
  • Discover the right channels and develop the right metrics for evaluation and comprehensive process enhancement 
Service operations are critical in driving performance, building revenue, and developing strategic business advantage. It is evolving as a more stable source of revenue. It is hence crucial for organizations to explore more and more innovative and value-driven approaches to optimize profitability through service functions.

Author Bio: Preethi Vagadia is the Marketing Executive worked in process improvement projects involving the multi-national teams for one of the best companies based across the world. She has over 5 years of experience in Warranty management solution, and as a practicing manager of Business analysts successfully executing several projects in terms of Logistics management, Logistics Integration, Reverse logistics, Warranty software and Warranty claims management.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Home Decor Celeb Style, on a Budget


Home Decor Celeb Style, on a Budget

What sets a celebrity’s home apart? Is it the millions of dollars worth of stuff that they contain? No, it is simply the execution of a plan, meticulous detail and a whole load of imagination. Your home too could look like that of a celebrity, and what’s more, it won’t cost you the world!

Celebrity Home Makeovers on a Shoestring Budget:
  1. Let’s talk theme: A little known fact is that most celebrities have a common theme running throughout their home. That theme could be the Wild West, as in Mel Gibson’s ranch or lilac and peach, in Halle Berry’s Paris flat. Either way, the benefit of a theme is dual fold, one it is easier to know what kind of home furnishing, accessories and general home decor pieces to go with. And secondly it keeps cost down. How so? Read on…
  2. Elegant yet inexpensive: Many celebrities are fixated on a particular colour, texture or print. Do the same, when painting your walls, use subtle variants of the same shade to bring about the semblance of a theme throughout the home. One trick to break from the monotony is combining artefacts with the wall paint to create a signature space.
  3. Go antique: Remember, vintage never goes out of fashion. To give your home a serious facelift, invest in antiques. Now we don’t mean you break the bank pursuing a statue or painting at auction, we simply mean visit websites for online home accessories. Most such websites have home decoration pieces that look antiquated, but are relatively inexpensive.
  4. In the bathroom: Go looking for faucets and fixtures that are vintage. Unlike accessories, you could find these old fixtures rather cheaply at a plumbing supplies store. Make sure they are in a good condition, and aren’t rusted or weathered in any way.
  5. Get online for great pieces of art: If you’d like to hang a renowned artwork like the Mona Lisa on your walls, there is a way to do it, for absolutely free. Download a high resolution image of the art from the internet, print it out, and frame it. There, a world famous art work and it didn’t cost you a thing!
  6. Make your bath, your Nirvana room: Your bathroom, either big or small can be your oasis of serenity in the maddening world you live in. Invest in small pieces of art work like a Buddha statue, votive scented candles and incense, to make your bathroom, a tranquil oasis of peace, not unlike many celebrities.
  7. Fill your bookshelves with rare tomes: If you have a study in your home, ensure that you have some rare books in them. Make the room a regal one where you can escape and enjoy reading a rare book. A coffee table, a nice lush carpet and a curio or two, and you’re sorted.
  8. Reupholster/Reuse/Recycle: If you have an old couch, bring it up to speed with a reupholstering, instead of purchasing a new one. Reuse some of your tees, once you’ve sewn them together as pillowcases or comforters. Recycle old milk bottles and tinted beer bottles as ashtrays or flower vases. Put your own unique spin on things. In truth that’s what makes a celeb’s home stand out.
Home Decor Celeb Style, on a Budget

Author's Bio: Noureen Almeida, is a trendy indoor stylist who loves consulting with clients about avenues of purchasing home decoration online. She also designs spaces for clients with home furnishing bought exclusively online.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Cheap and Best Android 4.4 KitKat Smartphones in India


Cheap and Best Android 4.4 KitKat Smartphones in India

Motorola - A Google Company had launched Moto X and Moto G in India last year. These new Motorola phones received a massive reception from the public, and it was so overwhelming was that Flipkart(online retailer), the exclusive Motorola smartphones seller in India, had a tough time meeting the market demand.

The company now launched Moto E twice last month (May 14th & 23, 2014), and on both occasions the stock ran out within hours. The episode sent other domestic players on a launching spree, flooding the market with similar low-cost Android smartphones.

With Moto E stocks running dry on Flipkart at the moment, the void has opened a window of opportunity for other brands, giving them a chance to sell their products.

Prospective consumers, who are planning to migrate from feature phones to a pocket friendly smartphones with the latest Android KitKat software, could either wait for Moto E stocks to return or go for the newly launched LG L40 Dual, Lava Iris X1, Micromax Unite 2 A106 or Xolo Q600s.

Here is a comparison of these Android smartphones:

Model
Motorola Moto E
Micromax Unite 2
Xolo Q600s
Lava Iris X1
LG L40 Dual
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Motorola Moto E - Specification and Features

Micromax Unite 2 A106 - Specification and Features

Xolo Q600s - Specification and Features

Lava Iris X1 - Specification and Features

LG L40 Dual - Specification and Features

Display
4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 256 ppi 4.7-inch WVGA (480x800p) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 199 ppi 4.5-inch qHD (960x540p) IPS OGS screen with 244 ppi 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) IPS screen with lamination with 217 ppi 3.5-inch WVGA (320 x 480p) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 165 ppi
OS
Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS (guaranteed to get one major software update) Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS
Processor
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU (with 400MHz Adreno 302 GPU) 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor with Mali 400 MP2 GPU(chipset type: MT6582M) 1.2GHz Broadcom quad-core processor with 312 MHz Videocore IV GPU(Chipset: BCM 23550) 1.2GHz Broadcom quad-core processor with 312 MHz Videocore IV GPU(Chipset: BCM 23550) 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU (with 400MHz Adreno 302 GPU)
RAM
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
512 MB
Storage capacity
4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera
5MP rear camera and no front facing camera 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP front facing camera 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 MP front facing camera 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP front facing camera 3.15MP rear camera and no front facing camera
Battery
Non-removable 1980 mAh (Li-Ion) 2000 mAh (Li-Ion) 2000 mAh (Li-Ion) 1800 mAh (Li-Ion) 1700 mAh (Li-Ion)
Network
3G
3G
3G
3G
3G
Add-ons
Dual-SIM slots (micro), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, FM radio, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card, micro-USB, come pre-loaded with 21 India languages. Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB v2.0, Assisted GPS, Dual-SIM (GSM+WCDMA) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB connectivity, EDGE/GPRS, A-GPS for navigation, Optional Triple SIM (GSM+GSM+GSM) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB connectivity, EDGE/GPRS, A-GPS for navigation,
Dimensions
124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm
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136.5 x 68.0 x 7.9 mm 134.0 x 66.0 x 8.9 mm 109.4 x 59 x 11.9 mm
Weight
142 g
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138 g
113.4 g
Price
Rs. 6,999/-
Rs. 6,999/-
Rs. 7,499/-
Rs. 7,999/-
Rs. 7,499/-
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LG L40 Dual not yet available in the market, stay with as - we will let you when available.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

5 Apps That are Getting Popular These Days


It's 2014 and of course, there are simply a lot of new things to discover and explore. Well, in the field of technology there are simply a big room to discover new stuff that will certainly become part of everyday life. Things that many people might love or might hate in the long run. It is not that surprising that even before 2013 ends there are simply a lot of apps that are starting to get the attention with. But, it is also expected that this year there are apps that are worth to download for this who are Android users.
5 Apps That are Getting Popular These Days
There are lots of list of apps to look out for, but for now it's better to focus on the top five Androids apps that users can really enjoy the most.

1. Flipagram

It will not be surprising at all that this app will certainly be one of the most popular app. The fact that it's easy to use and well a convenient way to create some short videos in which images comes from your Gallery or even in Instagram. What makes it the best app is that it simply lets you choose a soundtrack.

5 Apps That are Getting Popular These Days

Link: http://flipagr.am/

2. Waze

One of the apps that almost everyone are looking forward. If your are the type of person who seems to be always outside, might as well start thinking of downloading "Waze". This will definitely be your perfect on the road. This is a convenient way to avoid all the possible frustrations in traffic and how you can avoid some traffic accident. This is simply one of the best GPS Navigation app that users can rely on.

5 Apps That are Getting Popular These Days

Link: http://scm-l3.technorati.com/

3. WhatsApp Messenger

Just like the creation of Viber and other messenger apps, WhatsApp is also something to look forward with. The usual exchange of message, audio notes, videos, pictures and others are expected. The "timestamp" is considered to be an advantage part of the WhatsApp. Users does not also need to send some sort of friend request to send to another user.

5 Apps That are Getting Popular These Days

Link: http://www.droid-life.com/

4. Mint

For some who would like to be more wise in making their 2014 budget. Mint can be the right app for you. This will definitely help you keep track your bills, income and the way you spend. This is simply a must for those who want to make some change in the way they spend for this year 2014.

5 Apps That are Getting Popular These Days

Link: https://www.mint.com/

5. PicsArt

Being creative when it comes to editing some pictures are something that can really fun to do since pictures can easily be gathered. Editing pictures like a professional does are simply hard but seems possible with this app.

5 Apps That are Getting Popular These Days

Link: http://picsart.com

Apps are simply something to look forward no matter what. Since it does make your life exciting plus the fact that you tend to discover thing and be able to experience all of it. Nowadays it's simply easy to download anything but what matters is that to actually have some idea on what are the trending apps that are simply worthy enough to be downloaded.

Author's Bio: Luz Barnett, a Creative Writing Degree student and a part-time writer of best essays for quite sometime now. A dreamer and traveller in her in own world, free-spirited and creative of student. A tech- savvy and loves to explore new things.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

How to Download Youtube Videos Without any Software or Browser Extension?


Hello All! Today we are going share about how to dowload videos in Youtube without any software or browser extension to install in your PC.
How to Download Youtube Videos Without any Software or Browser Extension?
There are many websites available to download videos online from Youtube but here are the simple steps to follow.

Steps to Download
  • Goto Youtube.com and copy the URL of the video you want to download. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrMOu4GU3uU
  • Open New Tab in your Browser and paste the copied URL in the Address Bar.
  • Now just add 'SS' before ' youtube.com ' and press Enter. For example: https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=QrMOu4GU3uU
  • It will redirect you to savefrom.net and shows *available formats to download.
  • Click on Which format you want to start download.
  • That's it, now you can enjoy the downloaded video at any time without Internet.
How to Download Youtube Videos Without any Software or Browser Extension?

*Available formats are FLV, MP4 360p, MP4 720P, MP4 1080p, 3GP 144p, 3GP 240p, Audio MP4 128 and More...

If you got any error or doubt in this, dont hestitate to question us in our comment section.