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Yu Yunique to Lenovo Vibe P1m: Best Android phones under Rs 7000

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Like with any technology, smartphones get better while staying at the same price. And while we would have been a little more hesitant to recommend cheaper phones till a couple of years ago, that’s not the case any more. In fact, the quality of Android phones you can now get for less than Rs 7,000 is astounding. Let’s take a look at some of the best budget phones your money can buy.

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Roundup of community backed x86 hacker SBCs

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The first community supported x86 hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD are pricier than most ARM SBCs, but offer faster CPUs and competitive power drain.

The first x86-based community supported hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD have reached market, offering higher prices than most ARM SBCs, but featuring faster processors and competitive power consumption. The Kickstarter-backed newcomers, all of which run Linux or Android, include the now-shipping JaguarBoard, the soon to ship UP board, and the Udoo X86, due in November.

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Tiny ARM9 COM and SBC support dual Ethernet and CAN

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Boardcon’s 40 x 40mm “MINI287” COM runs Linux on an NXP i.MX287 SoC, offers dual Ethernet and CAN ports, and is also available as a sandwich-style SBC.

Thanks to the cost and power consumption sensitivities of the IoT market, old-time ARM9 system-on-chips continue to arrive in new embedded boards. Boardcon’s tiny (40 x 40mm) MINI287 computer-on-module taps the NXP/Freescale i.MX287, the highest-end member of the power-sipping i.MX28x SoC family, differentiated by its dual CAN interfaces, dual Ethernet ports, and L2 switch support. Boardcon recently released an Android-ready MINI3288 COM based on a Rockchip RK3288 SoC.

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Here Come the x86 Hacker Boards

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The first x86-based community-backed hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD have reached market, offering higher prices than most ARM SBCs, but with faster processors and competitive power consumption. The Kickstarter-backed newcomers, all of which run Linux or Android, include the now-shipping JaguarBoard, the soon to ship UP board, and the Udoo X86, due in November.

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HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: The ultra-premium tier of Android

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The last few years have been rough for HTC, with several flagship phone launches that didn’t go as well as the company expected. At the same time, Samsung was reinventing its industrial design and implementing new screen technology. This year might be HTC’s last chance to show it still has something to offer in the top-tier smartphone market, and it’s making the argument with the HTC 10. This all-aluminum slab has very similar internals to the Samsung Galaxy S7, but they don’t have much in common beyond that. Let’s see how these two devices stack up.

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Chromebooks and Android

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Alcatel POP 7 LTE Is A 7-Inch Android Marshmallow Tablet For $130

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Alcatel has released an Android Marshmallow tablet without you having to break the bank, the Alcatel POP 7 LTE, available for a budget $130.

Built for T-Mobile, the 7-inch POP 7 LTE tablet packs a whopping 1,024 x 600 pixels of HD display with Oleophobic coating, a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of available storage that is expandable up to 32 GB if ever you need more and a 3,240 mAh battery.

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Octa-core Cortex-A53 hacker SBC sells for $60

FriendlyARM’s $60, open spec “NanoPC-T3” SBC runs Android or Linux on an octa-core Cortex-A53 SoC packed with wireless and media interfaces, plus 8GB eMMC. The over-caffeinated board builders at Guangzhou, China-based FriendlyARM have shipped their highest-end hacker board yet. The NanoPC-T3 is almost identical to the NanoPC-T2 board, but swaps out the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Samsung S5P4418 SoC for a layout-compatible S5P6818 with eight Cortex-A53 cores that can be clocked dynamically from 400MHz to 1.4GHz. Last month, FriendlyARM’ unveiled an $11, quad-core NanoPi M1 single board computer with similarly open source hardware and Android and Linux software. Read more