What’s your favorite Holi song? Balam Pichkari or Do me a favor, let’s play holi? Mine has to be Khaike paan benares wala, nothing beats Amitabh Bachchan’s infectious energy in this Bollywood classic. Holi is undeniably the most colorful of all of India’s magnificent festivals and it’s right around the corner.
In fact, have you heard of the peculiar tradition of lathmar Holi? Women get an all access pass to beat up their husbands with lathis on Holi in Mathura. It is all in a good festive spirit.
Thanks to 4G on your phone, you can watch this incredible Holi tradition LIVE on your smart phone or tablet by visiting Brijlive.in and Vrindavan.tv.
But why just stop at watching when you can be the star of your own blockbuster?
Whether you’re channeling your inner Ranbir Kapur or Deepika Padukone, chugging pitchers of thandai or sneaking in some bhang, you can live stream your dhamaal to the world. But remember, your gadgets are at a huge risk amidst all the colored powders and incessant water cannons. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the most amazing holi-proof gadgets. In fact I seriously advise everyone to arm themselves with these nifty devices to make the most of your Holi.
There’s no doubt that selfies are the best thing humanity came up with since French Fries…just kidding! But hey, it’s such fun looking at your festive shenanigans thanks to selfies. And when there’s gulaal flying everywhere, thandai and champagne flowing freely, and pichkaris that become weapons of mass distraction, you need a smartphone that can not just survive it all, but also make the most amazing pictures and videos of all the epic fun. Look no further than Apple’s legendary flagship phone – iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. In fact, if you’ve been contemplating getting one for a while, go visit your closest Croma store and get yourself the iPhone 7 Plus. The huge 5.5 inch HD screen is great to watch Youtube videos on your 4G network and learn the dance moves to latest blockbusters. Then use the dual stereo speakers to stream your Holi playlist from apps like Saavn. And of course, don’t forget to live stream your holi shenanigans on Facebook Live. iPhone 7 and a good 4G connection can make your Holi party absolutely memorable. There are dual lens 12 megapixel cameras; yes there are two lenses on the rear camera. The two lenses help you get pictures that are as good as any expensive DSLR camera. And the BEST part, the iPhone 7s is completely water resistant. Drink, dunk or drown yourself in Holi colors, the iPhone 7 Plus has got amazing pictures and videos to prove you had the best party ever. Oh and did I mention they come with 256 GB of storage now?
Rs. 60,000 for 32GB
Rs. 70,000 for 128GB
Rs. 74,999 for 256GB
iPhone 7 Plus (dual-lens camera)
Rs. 72,000 for 32GB
Rs. 82,000 for 128GB
Holi-workout with swag!
You know the secret of Holi parties? They’re just the best dance workouts. Sure, you also eat like a hog, all those mithais and laddoos and samosas and of course the jalebis. But strap yourself with these incredible weather resistant fitness wearables and feel less guilty about binging on the fried yummies. If you’ve paid heed to my advice and gotten yourself the amazing iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, then the perfect companion to your phone is the Apple Series 2 watch. It’s a match made in Apple heaven. They come in Holi like colors too! Go for the gold aluminum case if you want to make a real statement or a classic stainless steel one, my favorite is the space black one. The cool thing about series 2 Apple watch is that they’re totally water resistant and you can swap out the straps real easy too. They pack in a solid dual core processor too and have built-in GPS. There’s also a Nike+ model if you’re tubed in to their running club.
Apple Watch Series 2 – Rs.34,900
Apple watch Stainless Steel – Rs. 69,990
But if you’re a proper fitness junkie, then it’s a great festive occasion to get yourself inducted in the Fitbit family. From the Alta to the Flex 2, from Charge 2 to Surge, Fitbit makes the world’s most popular fitness gadgets. Their combination of accelerometer, gyroscope and step calculator give you the most accurate fitness tracking data. There are millions of community members all over the world and you can show off you Holi dance workout goals to everyone. The Flex 2 is their most reasonable fitness tracker at Rs. 4,990, Charge HR 2 comes with a built in heart rate monitor at Rs.11,999 while the Surge is full blown smart watch with a color display and a ton of notifications at Rs.19,999.
Remember, if you aren’t carrying any of these amazing water and weather resistant gadgets, it is best to put your phones, watches, cameras away so that the Pichkaris don’t pichkao your beloved devices.
Have a great Holi everyone and remember, what happens on Holi…shows up the next day and probably for an entire month if you aren’t careful with them colors.
Stay safe and have a blast.
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Want to learn the moves to Kala Chashma or catch up on the latest episode of Kapil Sharma’s comedy show, or you want to broadcast your life’s adventures to the world, you’re going to need high speed internet for that. Thanks to the power of telecom technology, you can live life in the fifth gear with 4G. From what an idea sirjee to free welcome offers, 4G has taken over our lives and rightly so.
India is experiencing an Internet Revolution. Millions of citizens who have never used internet are now coming within the fold of the World Wide Web and most of them are experiencing it through their brand new 4G mobile phones. But with every new technology come a lot of questions.
This post aims to answer all your questions about 4G technology, and what are its benefits.
What is 4G?
4G stands for 4 th generation of mobile networks, it follows 3G and 2G or EDGE networks in the evolution of mobile networks. What is 4G?
What is LTE?
LTE stands for Long term Evolution and is a type of 4G network technology. This is the type of 4G network we experience in India.
How fast is 4G?
Why is there a need for 4G technology?
As millions of new users start using internet every single day, we need faster and more reliable technology to serve the internet to these people. 4G LTE offers users faster, more reliable and widespread mobile internet on smart phones, tablets and other portable devices. Internet speed on 4G networks is up to five to 10 times as fast as that of 3G network.
4G networks have reduced latency compared to 3G networks, making them faster and more responsive for video streaming and online gaming.
4G also provides crystal clear voice calls.
What 4G band should my phone support?
4G internet is served over a spectrum. While there are potentially 5 bands for 4G spectrum, two are most prevalent and most devices are compatible with these.
When buying a new 4G internet device, make sure it is compatible with the 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz band.
Who are the major 4G network providers in India?
Reliance Jio is the only network provider with a pan India license for providing 4G LTE network. Vodafone, Airtel and Idea all offer 4G networks but in select circles. It is best to check the website of your network provider to see whether they provide you with 4G network in your place of residence.
What can I do on 4G network?
Faster Internet speeds mean you can load websites faster. Depending on the actual download speed you get from your network provider, you can stream videos or music or live news without any buffering. You can download heavy applications in a matter of minutes and watch full length feature films on the move. 4G also provides faster upload speeds. You can seamlessly broadcast yourself Live on Facebook or YouTube, upload pictures to social media in the blink of an eye as all of this will be super quick on a 4G network.
Below is a comparison of what faster internet speeds mean for day to day activities-
4G Download Time
3G Download Time
2G Download Time
Accessing typical web page
Sending an e-mail without attachments
Downloading high-quality photograph
Downloading an music track (MP3)
Downloading an application
Internet speeds in the world are evolving, but the fastest average internet speed in any given country is South Korea, with 26.7 Mb/s, which is 4.6 times as quick as the global average, according to this Akamai report (2015).
Will my 4G phone work on 4G network all over the world?
Different countries serve 4G network over different spectrums. If your phone’s 4G modem does not work on the same frequency as the country you are visiting you’ll likely have to make do with 3G network. Since 4G is a new and developing technology, it will still take some time or 4G modems that work on all frequencies to become mainstream. However, if you buy a flagship smartphone, in all likelihood it is a world phone, which means, the 4G modem will be compatible on most major global networks.
Does 4G drain my phone battery faster?
4G phones have great battery life. Phone makers and component suppliers are constantly working on making your devices more battery efficient and faster. While latest chipsets from chip makers such as Qualcomm, Mediatek and Samsung are extremely efficient in locking on to the best 4G network without taxing the phone battery too much, network congestion and patchy networks put pressure on the phone to lock a reliable signal. The amount of battery life your phone enjoys is a result of great hardware and software optimization and also excellent network infrastructure by your service provider.
In order to ensure that your phone doesn’t keep running out of juice while you’re surfing on 4G, ensure that you buy a smartphone with a battery of at least 3600 mAh.
How can I get 4G?
Get a 4G compatible smart phone/tablet device. Look for a phone/device that supports the 4G LTE 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz bands.
Look for a good 4G network provider with coverage in your area of residence/office.
Get the best 4G data plan for you either with a voice SIM card or a 4G data dongle.
The world of 4G is extremely exciting. From the latest episodes of Game Of Thrones, to live cricket matches and prime time news or comedy shows, you can now consume whatever content you want, on the go, with minimum or no buffering. It also gives you the power to create a lot of meaningful content. From live streaming video to uploading pictures and videos to social media, you can bring about a real change by giving a voice to those who need it the most. We hope this clarifies your doubts about 4G technology, stay tuned for more posts on the best 4G devices that your money can buy at your closest Croma store. Abhi toh party shuru huyi hai.
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