Thursday, August 28, 2014



         Ford India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company in India. Ford India Private Limited's headquarters are in Chengalpattu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.The company is rolling out the urban SUV Ford EcoSport in June 2013. It had announced a $142-million investment on this. With Ford EcoSport, the Chennai plant will ramp up to full capacity (200,000 units). Last year, production touched 127,000 units.

        At present, the fleet of Ford in India comprises of a total of 5 models, namely Ford Figo, Ford Classic, Ford Ecosport, Ford Fiesta and Ford Endeavour. With such spectacular models to offer, the automaker ranks amongst the strongest game-players in the Indian automobile field.


        The Ford EcoSport is a mini sport utility vehicle (SUV), originally built in Brazil by Ford Brazil since 2003, at the Camacari plant. A second generation concept model was launched in 2012 and is intended to be also assembled in a new factory in Chennai, India and Vietnam.The EcoSport is one of Ford's best-seller models in Brazil, Argentina,Venezuela and Mexico.


1.Ford Ecosport 1.5 DV5 MT Ambiente:
                 The diesel variants of this compact SUV have been equipped with a 4-cylinder based 1.5-litre DV5 diesel engine that comes with 1498 cc displacement capacity. This motor can churn out 89.8Bhp at 3750rpm, while generating a commanding torque output of 204Nm at just 2000 to 2750rpm. This engine torque is distributed to the front wheels via an advanced 5-speed manual gearbox.

2.Ford Ecosport 1.5 DV5 MT Trend:
                 This mid range diesel variant is blessed with all the features that are standard in Ambiente trim. Apart from those, it has anti-lock braking system, an emergency brake hazard warning function, front and rear power windows, steering mounted audio controls and so on.

3.Ford Ecosport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium:
                 The features of this Titanium trim includes driver and passenger airbags, emergency assist, ISOFIX, configurable speed alarm in fuel computer, rear parking sensors and so on.

4.Ford Ecosport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium Optional:
                This is one of the top end variants that comes with all the Titanium range features as standard. In addition to those, it comes with optional features including a push button engine start, leather seats, smart key less entry, side and curtain airbags. The wheel arches of this trim have been fitted with a classy set of 16 inch alloy wheels that are further covered with 205/60 R16 sized tubeless radial tyres.


1.Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT MT Ambiente:
             The company has equipped the petrol variants of this Ecosport SUV with a 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre, Ti-VCT based engine with 1499cc displacement capacity. This engine comes integrated with a direct fuel injection system that enables it to produce a power of 110Bhp at 6300rpm, while generating 140Nm of commanding torque at just 4400rpm.
2.Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT MT Trend:
              Some other distinct aspects includes front and rear power windows, steering mounted audio controls, 60/40 rear split seats, driver's foot rest, illuminated passenger vanity mirror, retractable and removable rear package tray, driver seat height adjuster, under passenger seat storage and a few more features.

3.Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT MT Titanium:
             This petrol Titanium trim is blessed with additional features including driver seat height adjuster with lumbar support, driver's seat armrest, sun glass holder, a 12V power socket, leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob and so on. It also comes with a set of 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels equipped with robust radial tyres.
4.Ford Ecosport 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium:
             This variant comes with an advanced 1.0-litre, Ecoboost petrol engine that has 998cc displacement capacity. It comprises of just 3-cylinders, but can churn out a commanding power of 123.4Bhp at 6000rpm, while delivering 170Nm at just 1400 to 4500rpm.
5.Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium:

             This variant is being equipped with the same 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine, which is powering the other existing petrol variants. However, this motor is linked with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox.


  •  The fuel efficiency of the Ecosport is good, especially that of the diesel. It returns about 14-15km/l, j    just like the Fiesta
  •  The most powerful engine on offer is the Eco Boost and it does feel like a 120bhp engine, and the  figures are for real.
  • The acceleration produced by the Ecosport is good and we like the way the Eco boost engine  performs.
  • The engine and performance of the Ecoboost and the other two engines is good. The Ecoboost definitely having an edge in performance.
  • The Ecosport is loaded with several brownies and not just must haves like SYNC is something absolutely new to the Indian car market.
  •  Fords are known for their handling and the Ecosport is no different. The chassis is flexible and does drive well on bad roads and even on bends.
  • The safety features on the Ecoboost is good and has six airbags, which no other SUV in this segment offers.



              The Nokia XL is a smartphone announced as part of the Nokia X family in February 2014, running on the Nokia X platform. It is currently sold and maintained by Microsoft Mobile.Features has everything u need but if only Wi-Fi direct was included it would have been better. Other than that Camera is amazing even though 5 mp rear and 2 mp front nokia ha always focused more on picture quality that is cool to pic freak like me.No talk about battery backup nokia is the best in doing so.

              The Fast lane is really fast in next version of this model please do extend RAM speed and Wi-Fi direct.The main attraction on the Nokia XL is its operating system, which is built on the Android open source platform, although the heavy modification it's undergone means it's unrecognisable in terms of any Google affiliation.



                    Experience a Quad-core smartphone with an elegance you can both see and feel. Impressively thin and light, the Xperia T3 comes wrapped in a stainless steel frame and is available in a range of gorgeous colours. The result is a real eye-catcher with a truly stylish and unique expression.In addition to its stunning stylish looks, the T3 is packed with the latest beautiful technology from Sony - including photography expertise as well as high definition display.Richer, truer colours and super sharp images.Built with the latest Sony TV technologies, this Quad-core smartphone has an impressive screen, with a high-resolution 5.3” HD TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile. The result is a viewing experience that offers redder reds and bluer blues, and a display that you can enjoy from any angle.


 1.Camera and video:

  • 8 MP camera with auto focus Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Video recording 1080 p
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for photos and videos
  • 4x digital zoom
  • 1.1 MP Front-facing camera (720p)
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Image playback supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
  • Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4

2.Connectivity and communication:

  • Wi-Fi® Miracast - Wireless audio and video connection between devices
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • NFC
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • aGPS


3.Design and display:

  • 13.5 cm HD (1280x720) display
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
  • Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • STAMINA mode


  • RAM: 1 GB
  • 8 GB flash memory (internal)***
  • Up to 32 GB microSD™ (card slot)


  • UMTS HSPA (3G)

6.Pre-loaded applications:

  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street view
  • Sony Select
  • Web browser (WebKit)
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Play
  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Search


  • The Xperia T3 boasts of an impressive IPS screen that delivers remarkable picture quality and can be viewed clearly from any angle. 
  • Enjoy vibrant colors and crisp details on the high-resolution 5.3 inch HD display enriched with TRILUMINOS display technology for mobile.

  • Portability of device, voice calling, on-the-go browsing/internet access
  • Clarity of images, video, wide viewing angles
  • High quality pictures, front camera for selfies/video chat, Flash for low-light photography


Monday, August 25, 2014



              The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a smartphone developed by Samsung Electronics, first announced on November 26, 2013.GALAXY GRAND 2 offers maximum screen space on a slim, fully loaded smartphone for a performance-rich experience. Enjoy your videos and games on a huge, vivid display and comfortably multitask with the improved Multi Window function. Meanwhile, Enhanced Camera features like Sound&Shot and Smart Services like Group Play enhance your fun while you interact with the people around you. Equipped with a quad-core processor and the latest Bluetooth, as well as Dual SIM support, Samsung’s latest mobile delivers ultimate power and connectivity to your hands.



Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes automobiles. Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide.


Audi's sales grew strongly in the 2000s, with deliveries to customers increasing from 653,000 in 2000 to 1,003,000 in 2008. One factor for its popularity in China is that Audi's have become the car of choice for purchase by the Chinese government for officials, and purchases by the government are responsible for 20% of its sales in China.


         With the Audi Q7, Audi has created a premium look car by combining robustness with sporty, elegant lines. The original, flowing formal idiom forms the basis of a completely distinctive generation of SUVs.
Automotive independence-The Audi Q7 with permanent four-wheel-drive, the largest luggage space in its class and a versatile interior concept. Audi India is a very prominent luxury car manufacturer, who was quite strong at the Auto Expo 2012. The powerful engine was successful in stealing the show. The car has smooth and swift drivability that would deliver an awesome driving experience to the owner.

  • Engine and Performance
                         Audi Q7 is presented in two different engine options in diesel fuel trim,
  1. One being a 3.0-litre TDI and the other being a dominating 4.2-litre V-Type Engine which comes equipped with only the top-end variant in the line up. The former produces a maximum power output of 241 bhp and a peak torque of 550 Nm while the latter is able to generate an enormous power of 335 bhp and a top torque of 800 Nm. 
  2. The only petrol variant sports the 3.0-litre TFSI enable petrol engine develops a maximum power of 328 bhp and a peak torque of 440 Nm. Being said that, all these exquisite engines are mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission gear box for impeccable performance.

  • Stereo & Accessories:
                 The company has incorporated an advanced and highly developed multimedia interface (MMI) that also includes an extended Audi music system along with Radio FM, Aux-in, USB interface and also Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phones in Audi Q7.

  • Wheels:
                The company has equipped the flared up and astutely carved out wheel arches of this Audi Q7 with a set of stylish 18 inch alloy wheels that are made of cast aluminum and their size is 8 J x 18. These modish set of gleaming rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 255/55 R 18, which gives this SUV a very stylish and sporty look. A spare wheel is also equipped with the SUV, which is placed at the rear end under the boot compartment.

  • Braking & Handling
          There are about five different modes namely – Automatic, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-road and Lift mode. These modes can be selected through the brilliant and highly developed multimedia interface (MMI) system. Apart from these varied modes, the driver can also select the level control as well as the loading level of this SUV through this multimedia interface.

  • Safety and Security
              Audi Q7 also has dual front and side airbags for the added protection of front passengers along with a advanced head air bag system, which protects the passengers 
  1. all angles, child safety locks for the rear doors, a highly developed anti theft alarm system along with an engine immobilizer, a day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror, power door locks, front and side impact beams.
  2.  a space saving spare wheel that makes space for bringing in additional luggage when needed, a tool kit and jack, a first aid kit in case of any untoward incident while driving, a vehicle stability control system, a crash sensor and also an engine check warning. 


1.Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro
  2967cc, Automatic, Diesel, 12.07 kmpl

2.Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro Premium Plus
   2967cc, Automatic, Diesel, 12.07 kmpl

3.Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro Technology
   2967cc, Automatic, Diesel, 12.07 kmpl

4.Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro Technology
   4134cc, Automatic, Diesel, 11.33 kmpl


Audi Q7 Pros:
1. Stylish and aerodynamic body structure gives it a fascinating look.
2. Loaded with best in class comfort features.
3. Ample set of advanced safety aspects is a big plus point.
4. Availability in two engine options.
5. Audi parking system plus is a standard aspect across all variants.
Audi Q7 Cons:
1. Fuel efficiency can be made better.
2. A few more aspects can be added in the base versions.
3. Price range and maintenance cost is high.
4. Bigger turning radius is a disadvantage
5. Slightly difficult to maneuver on smaller city roads.




Samsung Galaxy S5 - EXPECTS MORE


                    Samsung Galaxy S5 is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics. Unveiled on 24 February 2014 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it was released on 11 April 2014. As with the S4, the S5 is an evolution of the prior year's model, placing a particular emphasis on an improved build with a textured rear cover and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, a more refined user experience, new security features such as a fingerprint reader and private mode, expanded health features (such as a built-in heart rate monitor), and an updated camera.

            The Galaxy S5 received mostly positive reviews; while praised for the improvements to its design, display, software, and camera, the S5 was criticized for its fingerprint scanner and hardware improvements over its predecessor.


  • Great screen 1080p AMOLED display which produces vibrant colors. 
  • Fantastic camera.
  • Great battery life and performance.
  • Innovative software features.
  • Compatibility with Samsung Gear accessories.
  • Finger print sensor and Heart sensor.
  • Good snapper even in low light condition. 
  • Boring design.
  • Built material(No metal or aluminium).
  • Bit over priced.

  • Dimensions (mm)         142.00 x 72.50 x 8.10
  • Weight (g)                 145.00
  • Battery capacity (mAh) 2800
  • Removable battery        Yes
  • Bundled accessories        Charger, cable, headset
  • Colours                        White, Black
  • SAR value                NA DISPLAY
  • Screen size (inches)        5.10
  • Touchscreen                Yes
  • Touchscreen type        Capacitive
  • Resolution                        1080x1920 pixels
  • Pixels per inch (PPI)        432
  • Operating System      Android 4.4.2
  • Skin                              TouchWiz
  • Java support               Yes


  • Rear camera            16-megapixel
  • Flash                     Yes
  • Front camera             2.1-megapixel
  • Processor            1.9GHz  octa-core
  • Processor make  Exynos Octa 5420
  • RAM                  2GB
  • Internal storage     16GB
  • Expandable storage Yes
  • Expandable storage microSD

  • SIM Type           Micro-SIM
  • USB                  Micro-USB
  • Charging via USB Yes

1.Fast Auto Focus
Don't hesitate to shoot and capture action as it happens! The faster Auto Focus of Galaxy S 5 allows you to take pictures of movement and action in focus. Now you no longer have to miss any special moments!

2.HDR(Rich tone)
For photos and videos, turn on the HDR mode of Samsung S5.Preview in real time natural light and colour being reproduced vividly and clearly while you take your shot.

3.The Ultra Power Saving Mode is a software feature that will help future Galaxy S5 buyers conserve battery life in tough situations by shutting down the unnecessary stuff and turning the display black and white.

4.Kids Mode, which was previously leaked, is a mode that lets parents customize the smartphone experience for their children who want to use the device, and only offer restricted access to certain games and apps while they use it.

5.Connectivity is super fast, too, backed up by a decent Sun Spider benchmark score of 779.0m/s.With a 4G sim in place, the S5 uses both Wi-Fi and 4G to, well, boost download speeds. We have never seen a blue bar hop so fast.


It’s a mighty close call, though, and Samsung fans have no reason to be disappointed. The fact is, this is a smartphone that's just millimetres from greatness. Samsung's problem is that its competitors are closer still.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Reviews about Sony xperia Z2


          The Sony Xperia Z2 is a high-end Android smartphone manufactured by Sony and released in April 2014. Under the codename "Sirius", Xperia Z2 serves as the successor to the Sony Xperia Z1. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 is water and dust proof with an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The phone features a new display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and the ability to record 4K videos.The Xperia Z2 also allows removable microSD storage.



            The MINI Cooper is a small two-door, four-passenger car produced by BMW as a modern version of the original Mini, offered in both coupe and convertible versions. In the late 1950s, Alec Issigonis designed a small car that would accommodate four adults and their luggage. On August 26, 1959, the MINI was born, produced by the British Motor Corp. Production in 1959 was only around 20,000 cars. BMW purchased the Rover Group in 1994.

            The 2014 MINI Cooper is all new, ushering in the third generation of the retro coupe. The new Cooper has grown in nearly all dimensions, featuring a larger interior and longer wheelbase. The new dimensions increase occupants' space and aim to increase pedestrian safety. The MINI Cooper also has two new engines.

1.The base Cooper receives a

  • 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three @ 134 hp
  •  162 lb-ft of torque. 

2.The Cooper S trim receives a

  • 2.0-liter inline-four that produces 189 horsepower 
  •  221 lb-ft of torque. 
  • Sophisticated new equipment, a nicer interior, more rational ergonomics, and a quieter ride are some of the more pleasant effects of a Mini that has grown up.Base Cooper particularly-increasing its responsiveness. Mini enters adulthood with its personality intact.
  • Slightly larger, better upholstered, a bit more secure, and a bit less fitful on the road, the Mini is growing up.
  • The Mini no longer is raw or gritty. This Mini rides smoother, provides more power and more efficiency, comes loaded with high-tech features, and even provides a little more room.
  • With its much-improved base engine, less quirky ergonomics and an even more enjoyable driving experience.
  • The third-generation Cooper S is larger, quieter, and more refined than its predecessor, even if its overall look hasn’t changed much. Cooper S boasts new found maturity to go with its turbocharged 189-hp four-cylinder engine.An adjustable suspension is optional and in sport mode stiffens up the ride. 
  • The five-door Mini is based on the latest version of the three-door, introduced earlier this year. However, it has been stretched by around 16cm to make room for the two extra doors and improve both rear legroom and boot space.

  • Drivetrain: Cooper: 1.5-liter Twin Power turbocharged three-cylinder, Cooper S: 2.0-liter Twin Power turbocharged inline-four, FWD.
  • Output: Cooper: 134-hp & 162 lb-ft, Cooper S: 189-hp & 207 lb-ft.
  • Cooper: 7.3/7.4 seconds auto/manual, Cooper S: 6.4/6.5 seconds auto/manual
  • Curb Weight: Cooper: 2,605 lbs., Cooper S: 2,760 lbs.
  • Fuel Economy:
                 Cooper automatic: 30 city/42 hwy, Cooper manual: 30 city/41 hwy
                  Cooper S automatic: 28 city/40 hwy, Cooper S manual: 23 city/37 hwy
  • Base Price: Cooper: $20,745. Cooper S: $24,395