15th Mar, 2013
Android 4.1 Update Available For Salora PowerMaxx Z1, Price Slashed To Rs 10,000
Jelly Bean handset with 4.5" IPS screen comes with a whopping 3200 mAh battery that promises 22-hour talk time.
Jelly Bean seems to be preferred flavour for Fandroids, as upgraded firmware is suddenly coming in for lot of Android devices. The latest recipient is the Salora PowerMaxx Z1 that was launched in January this year. While new handsets will ship with the new OS, those who have already bought it with older versions can visit Salora service centre, SILCARE, to get the upgrade free of cost. This smartphone originally ran Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. The main USP of this handset is the huge 3200 mAh battery with claimed talk time of 22 hours, which is a boon for any smartphone with a large power-hungry touchscreen and a fast processor. To refresh your memory, here is the list of the smartphone's specs:
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich); Google Play.
- Dual-SIM (GSM+WCDMA) Dual-standby; 2G GSM (900, 1800 MHz), 3G UMTS (850, 2100 MHz).
- 4.5" IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with pixel dimensions of 540x960.
- 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 720p capture.
- 1.3 megapixel front camera.
- Other Camera Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Panoramic Image Capture, Speed Multi-shot, Flash, Facial Beautify, Smile Shutter, Automatic Ambient Detection, Time Lapse Video.
- Cortex-A9 dual-core 1 GHz with 512 MB of DDR3 RAM.
- 4 GB internal storage; 32 GB via microSD.
- Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, GPS (with A-GPS).
- Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack.
- Sensors: G-Sensor, L-Sensor, P-Sensor, Rotation Vector Sensor.
- 3200 mAh rechargeable battery with 22 hours talk time on 3G, 18 days standby, 42 hours of music playback, 10 hours of video playback, 13 hours on Wi-Fi, 11 hours of 3G browsing.
- SAR value: At the Head - 0.556 W/Kg, At the Body - 0.766 W/Kg.
- 5.16" (h) x 2.54" (w) x 0.43" (10.9 mm); weighs 170 grams.
The screen is said to feature an 'OGS' technology that makes it brighter with better power efficiency, thus increasing its sunlight legibility. It is also mentioned a "Zero Air Gap", which basically means that the gap between the outer screen and the inner display panel is filled with a transparent resin to improve light transmission, which should make images clearer. The best thing about this smartphone is that its price has been slashed to Rs 10,000, as compared to its launch price of Rs 16,000. However, considering the paltry 512 MB of RAM, we are not sure how well will it perform once it is upgraded to Jelly Bean.