NEW DELHI: Remember the time when Sony used to enjoy a sizeable share of the mobile phone market with its Walkman series. However, it was not long before Apple and Samsung captured the market with iPhone and Galaxy series respectively. Over the course of the past 3 4 years, the Japanese giant has tried hard to catch up with the leaders, but has faltered time and again. But this year exactly a year dissolving its JV with Ericsson Sony has been quick on the ball, bringing its flagship smartphone Xperia Z (touting a full HD screen measuring 5 inch) ahead of Samsung, the big fish of the Android sea. But does Xperia Z have what it takes to beat the current competitors as well as the upcoming rivals, specially Galaxy S IV? Read our review to find out. Sony Xperia Z comes with a 5 inch TFT screen that supports 1920x1080p resolution and 441ppi pixel density. It runs on a quad core 1.5GHz Krait processor with 2GB RAM and features 16GB internal storage, with 32GB microSD card support. This phone sports a 13MP snapper with LED flash on the rear and a 2.2MP camera in the front. You can look forward to 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi Fi for internet access in this phone, while files can be transferred via NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. The first thing you will notice about this phone is how compact and sophisticated it looks, despite a 5 inch screen. Sony has used on screen keys in Xperia Z and the bezel above and below the screen is minimal, so you get a phablet that fits in the palm without any issues. The device follows the design theme that the manufacturer has used since last year and has a glass back. We reviewed a white coloured unit that did not attract too many fingerprints, though they may be more prominent in the purple and black coloured devices. The sturdiness of Sony Xperia Z sets it apart from the growing crop of smartphones with full HD displays. It can survive without any damage when dipped in 1meter deep water for up to 30 minutes and is resistant to dust. The glass used in the phone is resistant to scratches and will not break despite tremendous pressure, the company claims. When we tested the validity of these claims, we were not disappointed and the phone came out with flying colours. It is assisted in water resistance by all the flaps that cover each port of the body. This means that the microUSB port and microSD slot on the right as well as the sim card tray on the left are covered and do not let water and dust in. Same goes for the earphone jack on top of the device. What we did not like about the build of the device was that instead of a sim card tray, Xperia Z has a very poor quality plastic sleeve, as compared to the metal tray used in HTC Butterfly, a rival. Another problem was that when struggling to open its flap, the plastic covering on the flap came off without much force, which hints at imperfect craftsmanship on Sony's part. But overall, looks of the phone are striking indeed. Sony Xperia Z comes with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and an Android 4.2 update is being readied right now. The stock OS is skinned with its proprietary UI that adds a few features that will be appreciated by buyers, but never slow down the phone despite heavy customisation. One feature you get on this phone is 'small apps', which are basically apps that appear on top of the screen and can be moved around and resized. Samsung and LG offer these under the names Mini Apps and QSlide Apps, respectively. On Xperia Z, Sony offers only four small apps Calculator, Notes, Voice Recorder and Timer, and if you want more, you can simply head to Google Play store. Other features on software side you can look forward to are deep Facebook integration, Face Unlock, handwriting recognition, Walkman Music Player, Movie Editor and Stamina Mode (battery saver). The phone is Playstation Certified and has access to a host of PS games optimised for mobile screen. Xperia Z's quad core processor is clocked at 1.5GHz and packs quite a powerful punch. We tried it out on Antutu, which is a compound test that tests devices on parameters like CPU performance, display, 2D and 3D graphics and microSD card reading/writing speeds. We are happy to report that our review unit got an average score of 19104, matching those of HTC Butterfly and LG Optimus G (two of the most powerful smartphones in the market right now). So there should be no doubts about this phone's computing prowess. Google's Project Butter and the powerful processor together ensure that there is never any lag. The battery lasts over half a day easily with Stamina Mode turned on. Last year, a quad core processor was the main feature that set flagship smartphones apart from their predecessors and this year, the distinguishing aspect is a full HD display. Sony Xperia Z has a beautiful screen that supports full HD resolution, but it lacks the contrast that adds life to images and videos. Viewing angles and sunlight legibility (even with the brightness cranked to the max) of the screen are also below par. However, the pixel density of 441ppi ensures there is no pixilation and content appears crisp and vivid. A 13MP primary camera is strapped on the back of Xperia Z and comes with two modes standard and superior. You get to click 13MP photos with the former, while latter restricts the image size to 12MP. However, the advantage of superior mode is that optimises various parameters in accordance to the scene you are capturing in order to get the best possible result. The photos clicked with this mode are much better than that in standard mode. However, the image quality in both modes is far from what we expected from such a powerful camera. The images suffer from slight noise under lowlight conditions and colours are not true. But the contrast level and white balance of the pictures are good. If you want to click photos for Facebook and Instagram, this camera will do well, but do not expect it to replace your point and shoot camera despite the 13MP sensor rating. The 2.2MP front facing camera does its job well during video calls. Coming to video playback, Xperia Z benefits from its full HD capable screen that handles high resolution videos at high bitrates with ease. Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 makes video viewing a thoroughly enjoyable affair by making images clearer, sharper and more natural. The audio output also pleased us with xLoud mode turned on. The video player pulls details of movies you have added to your library from the internet, just like Infinity feature of the music player does for lyrics. Well, Sony's biggest rival in India right now is HTC Butterfly, which also has a full HD screen and an equally powerful processor. Other rivals include Nokia Lumia 920, BlackBerry Z10, while it will also have to contend against Samsung Galaxy S IV and LG Optimus G Pro when they hit India. Nokia Lumia 920 and BlackBerry Z10 boast of a different user experience as compared to Android smartphones. Nokia's flagship boasts of an amazing camera and WP8 OS, which offers a refreshing change from Android and iOS interface. On the other hand, BB10 powered Z10 has unmatched security features and software optimisations that will please corporate buyers. But both of them lose out to Xperia Z due to its more powerful processor, better display and durability. Now let's talk of a more evenly matched opponent HTC Butterfly. During our review, we found it had an equally potent chipset and gorgeous screen, among other features. Sony gains an edge over Butterfly due to its sturdier build quality and relatively higher water and dust resistance. Butterfly looks more elegant than Xperia Z, though opinions were divided within our team. However, the rather noticeable price difference of Rs 6,500 puts the odds in the favour of Sony's new flagship model. As Samsung Galaxy S IV and LG Optimus G Pro are yet to arrive in our hands, we reserve our judgement in this matter. Those who believed in Sony's capabilities will be graciously rewarded with a thoroughly enjoyable time with Xperia Z. It is a very capable smartphone that offers a fluid user experience and top notch computing power and a beautiful screen. It gains a considerable edge over rivals due to its relatively lower price tag despite similar features and will provide all that you need from a top end smartphone. It is a very good phone when you consider the features it offers for Rs 38,990, whereas rivals cost Rs 45,000 plus. We feel that if you are in the market for a full HD smartphone with enough number of apps without crossing the Rs 40,000 price barrier, then Xperia Z is the phone for you. 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"This was a targeted criminal attack by those at the highest level of organized crime." McBride a long time associate of Dhak and his elder brother Gurmit, was picked up in Toronto where he has been living. His lawyer Matthew Nathanson told the Vancouver Sun that "the allegations against my client are serious." "However it is important to remember that they are allegations at this point and nothing more. My client is presumed to be innocent and this matter will be heard and decided in court, based on evidence rather than being tried in the media," he said. Khun Khun, who has twice survived attempts on his life since the Bacon hit, was arrested in Surrey Sunday. And Jones, who is from Gibsons, was taken into custody in Vancouver. Malo said six search warrants were executed across the country in the massive murder probe, dubbed E Nitrogen. successful completion of this investigation was a perfect storm of cooperation, commitment and support by many law enforcement agencies and members of the public, Malo said. arrests and charges of these individuals is an important accomplishment that will go far to enhance public safety in the province of British Columbia. three accused appeared in Surrey Provincial Court Monday. McBride and Jones were remanded until March 21 and are scheduled to appear next in Kelowna. Khun Khun case was put over to March 8 in Surrey. He is still recovering from the latest shooting and not able to travel. Malo said that Bacon, his Hells Angel pal Larry Amero and Independent Soldiers buddy James Riach were meeting in Kelowna on Aug. 14, 2011 after forming a new criminal alliance dubbed the Wolf Pack. They were with Leah Hadden Watts, the niece of the Haney Hells Angel president, and her friend Lyndsey Black, when four people opened fire ontheir white Porsche Cayennein front of the Kelowna Grand Hotel in the middle of the afternoon. Hadden Watts was left a paraplegic. Black, who escaped injury in a 2009 car shooting, wasn't as lucky in the Kelowna attack and was hit several times. Amero was left with permanent damage to his hand. Riach escaped serious injury. Malo said those directly involved in the shooting were McBride, Khun Khun, Jones and a fourth man who is now dead. He wouldn provide the name, but The Sun has learned the fourth man was Manjinder Hairan, killed just last month in a Surrey shooting. Amero is now in jail in Montreal where he is facing cocaine importing charges. Riach has maintained a low profile since the shooting. Malo repeated his comments Monday that two years of tit for tat shootings stem back to the targeted hit on Gurmit Dhak outside Metrotown mall. "The flashpoint of this gang violence began with the murder of Gurmit Dhak in Burnaby in October of 2010. during the last 18 months," he said. He wouldn't comment on whether Bacon was a suspect in the 2010 Dhak murder, saying only: "Jonathan Bacon was part of the global conflict." Malo was asked why there haven't been charges laid in slayings of Dhak associates, including Sukh Dhak himself and his bodyguard Thomas Mantel shot to death in Burnaby last November, as well as Sandip Duhre, who was killed in downtown Vancouver in January 2012. He said it would be inappropriate to comment because the cases are being handled by other agencies. However he said generally that police often know a lot about suspects in gang murders, even when they can't get enough evidence to lay charges. "Everybody is very astute, very aware of what going on in our gang conflicts," he said of police. "There is not a homicide that takes place that we don know the individuals involvedThe difficulty is to bring it from there to a point before the criminal justice system." Both Sukh Dhak and Mantel were also suspected of being part of the Kelowna conspiracy when they were killed. McBride has a long history with police. His criminal record dates back to 1998 in Victoria where he was convicted of break and enter. He was later convicted of robbery, for which he got a 10 year firearms prohibition. In 2005, he was caught with a 40 calibre, semi automatic Glock handgun in the front passenger seat of his Lincoln Navigator. After Gurmit Dhak was killed, McBride was one of several gangsters who police saw leave Dhak's memorial service to gather at Vancouver's Kensington Park. Two of those who were in the park, Christopher Iser and Mike Shirazi, were later convicted for possession of firearms they had with them that day. The Crown argued at trial that they were all in the park to plot a revenge murder for the Dhak hit. "McBride was of particular interest to police because of his known connection andclose association with Dhak," the trial judge noted. "Mike Shirazi drove Mr. With balaclavas, gloves, binoculars, a night vision device, and a map book, the Jeep contained all the items needed to covertly track and if desired, shoot an adversary." Like McBride, Khun Khun was also well known to police and close to the Dhak gang. He was critically injured in a September 2011 shooting in Surrey as he picked up Sukh Dhak from a residence. Just last month, Khun Khun was shot again in the same attack that saw gang mate Hairan executed. Khun Khun, nick namedGiani,was also arrested in Abbotsford last September in connection with a shooting outside the home of Bacon associate Brian (Shrek) Dhaliwal, but was never charged. Nike Roshe Run Hyp Women Black Pink,Kim Kardashian might just be a bit boy crazy right now! 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The all you can eat buffet dishes up more than a dozen brightly colored choices, including chicken and lamb, red, yellow and green lentil dishes, and soft serve mango ice cream for dessert.Atmosphere: Located at Northeast 117th Avenue and Fourth Plain, Namaste's interior matches its surroundings. It's clean and tidy, but the 1970s style wood paneling is hardly high class. A few paintings and a TV broadcasting Hindi language movies (with English subtitles) remind visitors of the restaurant's cultural ties, but the space feels like an Americana style diner that hasn't quite been brought up to date.What I tried: My dining companions and I tried nearly everything on the buffet, including several chicken dishes; the Mixed Vegetable Pakora, a lentil based vegetable soup; Biryani Rice; several lentil based curry dishes; two custardlike desserts; and both ice cream flavors mango and coconut.I also ordered the Sweet Lassi, one of three yogurt based drinks on the menu (the others were salty and mango flavored).Overall, the food was well seasoned but mild, with a few dishes standing out and others that didn't seem quite right.The chicken was well cooked and as good as any my dining companion had tried at any Indian buffet, he said.I liked all of the saucy currylike dishes Naratan Khoorma, bright green with mixed vegetables, nuts and cream sauce; Palak Paneer, bright yellow with housemade cheese cubes; Dal Curry, also yellow, with lentils; and Mutter Paneer, a mix of vegetables in a bright red curry. Though all were soupy, the ingredients gave each a slightly different texture, and I enjoyed the array of Indian spices on display, including turmeric, saffron and cumin. The Dal Curry even offered a hint of spice, though none of the dishes was hot enough to my liking, a necessity on a buffet that needs to please everyone.Three chutneys spicy mint, pickled onion and sweet tamarind allow diners to adjust the flavors of their chosen foods.Less pleasing was the Vegetable Biryani, a yellow rice dish that's traditionally flavored with saffron and a smattering of cut veggies. The color was there, but the flavor was bland, leaving me to wonder if the cook had substituted in a less costly spice in place of saffron. One of my dining companions also bit into an unexpected sour and spicy tidbit in her Biryani that we weren't able to identify, which was disconcerting.On the sweet end of the spectrum, I enjoyed my lassi, made with a sour, traditional yogurt sweetened and whipped into a milkshake or smoothielike consistency. It would have especially helped to dull the heat of any spicy foods, had I encountered them.The Kheer, a rice pudding, was sweet and milky, a nice finish to any meal. I also liked the mild, sweet coconut ice cream, though one of my dining companions said it paled in comparison to the strong flavor of the mango ice cream.Menu highlights beyond what I tried: The buffet is great if you want a grand tour of Indian cuisine. Those with smaller appetites, or who want the kick of truly spicy Indian food, should consider ordering their appetizers and entrees directly from the menu.In addition to many of the dishes that are on the buffet, the appetizer list includes a number of Pakoras, deep fried dumplings that contain fillings such as eggplant, onion and cauliflower. One even included boiled eggs.There are quite a few lamb, chicken and seafood entrees that don't make the buffet, including a number of marinated Tandoori offerings and flavored curries. Aloo Gobi, a cauliflower and potato curry that I've loved at other restaurants, is not on the buffet but can be ordered off the menu.Other observations: If you're here for the buffet, serve yourself once you're seated and head directly to the register when you're ready to pay.Cost: The all you can eat buffet is $8.95 for lunch and $11.95 for dinner, not including beverages. A la carte appetizers and side dishes range from $1.50 for basic Naan, a fluffy pitalike bread, to $5.95 for Fish Pakoras, fresh marinated halibut deep fried in a chickpea batter. Meat and seafood entrees are $9.95 to $16.95, and vegetarian entrees are a few dollars less.
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