Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review | NDTV Gadgets360.com


Achieving a high level of optical zoom on DSLRs and full-frame cameras typically requires using a large and heavy lens, like the ones you’ve probably seen being used at sporting events or for wildlife photography. However, the zoom ranges of such lenses are still lower compared to what can be achieved with point-and-shoot cameras, due to their smaller sensors and larger crop factors.

Nikon’s compact Coolpix P900 led the charge for a while, offering an impressive 83x optical zoom. Recently, the company launched its successor, called the P1000, which boasts of a staggering 125x optical zoom. There’s also 4K video support this time. All this in a package that can easily fit in most backpacks, makes the Nikon P1000 a very interesting option for those looking for the highest possible zoom range. We’ve been using P1000 for several days, and it’s time to see if it’s worth its Rs. 75,990 asking price.

 

Nikon Coolpix P1000 design and ergonomics

The camera ships in a pretty sizeable box, and for good reason. The Coolpix P1000 is a chunky camera that’s roughly the size of an average professional DSLR. In fact, it occupies a similar volume to a Canon 5D Mark III with a 100mm macro lens. It’s also quite heavy at 1.4kg and the design of the lens and placement of some of the buttons require you to use it with two hands at all times.

The plastic body feels sturdy and has a subtle texture that allows for a good grip. The hand grip is chunky, with plenty of rubber inserts, giving you the feel of a DSLR. The camera is front-heavy due to the 17-element lens array, so it’s not the most ergonomic design. This is something that couldn’t be helped, considering the purpose it’s trying to achieve. The front of the lens has a ring around it that lets you adjust focus in manual mode, but it can also perform different functions like exposure compensation, ISO or white balance adjustment, depending on what you set it to.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 front ndtv nikonThe Nikon Coolpix P1000 has a plastic build and can be heavy to handle

 

The left side of the lens has a button for a ‘snap-back zoom’ feature and zoom lever. ‘Snap-back zoom’ is useful, as once you press it, the viewfinder zooms out a little for you to re-frame your shot, and once you release it, it snaps back to that zoom level. The zoom lever lets you make minor adjustments to the zoom level. The shutter button also has a zoom lever, and it can be programmed in an interesting way, which we’ll get in to in the next section.

The Nikon Coolpix P1000 has a pop-up flash as well as a hot shoe for attaching an external flash. The 0.39-inch OLED viewfinder has a resolution of 2.35 million dots and diopter adjustment. We like the fact that the viewfinder protrudes outwards quite a bit, so when you look through it, your nose doesn’t touch the display easily, preventing sweat and grime buildup. The controls on the top include a mode dial, command dial, power button, and customisable function (Fn) button.

All the ports are placed on the left of the camera and are covered by rubber flaps. These include a microphone input, Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB, and an accessory terminal. At the back, we have a 3.2-inch display with a 921k dot resolution. It can be fully articulated, which is good, but there’s no touch support.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 screen ndtv nikonThe rear LCD display can be fully articulated

 

There is a smattering of buttons here, all of which are big and chunky and have good feedback. This includes a button for video recording, an AF/AE lock, one for manually switching between the LCD screen and the EVF, and a multi-selector wheel with a fixed set of shortcuts.

In the box, you get a removable battery that’s rated for 250 shots per charge, a Micro-USB cable, a charging adapter, a Micro-HDMI cable, and according to Nikon’s website, a 16GB Class 10 SD card.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 specifications and features

To achieve this level of zoom while still keeping the size of the camera relatively portable, Nikon has stuck with a 1/2.3-inch sensor with a 16-megapixel resolution, which is the same one used on the Coolpix P900. The camera has a focal range of 4.3mm to 539mm and an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/8. When you account for the 5.6 crop factor, you get the equivalent of a 24mm to 3,000mm focal length.

The Coolpix P1000 only uses contrast detection autofocus and has an ISO range of 100 to 6,400. It also supports lens stabilisation for stills, and a combination of this plus electronic stabilisation for movies. Other features include support for SDXC cards, RAW (NRW format), video recording at up to 4K at 30fps, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g.

The camera also supports Nikon’s SnapBridge software, which lets you connect to Android or iOS devices wirelessly. You can have images automatically transferred to your smartphone as they are taken, which works even if the camera is off, as long as Bluetooth is on. Remote photography is also possible as the app lets you control the focus, zoom, and other parameters right from your phone. All of this works well, just as we’ve experienced on previous Nikon cameras.

The menu system is very simplistic and easy to master, even for novice users. The settings are spread across four main sections — Stills, Movie, Wireless, and Miscellaneous. One of the settings worth paying attention to is Zoom Memory, which lets you set various levels for the zoom lever on the shutter button. This way, you can jump directly from 24mm to 200mm, 800mm, and so on, making it faster to get to specific zoom levels with just a few taps.

ou can even set the zoom position when the camera starts up, from the default 24mm, up to 135mm. Electronic stabilisation isn’t supported at 4K but it is available for other resolutions. The camera can shoot 1080p video at 60fps and even 480p video at 120fps.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 performance and battery life

In our ISO test, we check to see a camera’s tolerance to noise as we go up the ISO scale. The Coolpix P1000 doesn’t have a very large range and you can manually increase or decrease it only in full stop increments. Noise reduction was kept at the standard level for this test.

Details were maintained well till about ISO 1600, but at ISO 3200, there was noticeable reduction in details in the effort to suppress noise. At the highest ISO setting, the image was hazy and details looked mushy. To be honest, we weren’t expecting outstanding performance, given the tiny sensor.

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The main reason anyone would want to buy this camera is for its zoom capability, which is simply amazing. It can make objects that are literally kilometres away seem like they are right in front of you. The contrast detection autofocus is not bad at a range up to 1000mm, however, it starts getting slower as you approach the maximum zoom level. At 3000mm, the Coolpix P1000 really struggled to focus at times, so much so that we had to zoom out a bit in order lock focus. If you’re shooting handheld then make sure you’ve got a good grip on the camera, as the weight shifts forward as the lens extends outwards.

The Coolpix P1000 is a great tool for capturing distant objects like the moon. In fact, this camera has a Moon shooting mode that automatically enables a three second timer, offers a shortcut to jump to 1000mm zoom, and assigns the command dial to let you select filters to give the sky a different colour tone. When shooting handheld, the camera’s vibration reduction works very well in compensating for slight hand movement, even at the maximum zoom level.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera sample: ISO 400, f/7.1, 2,200mm (35mm, tap to see full size)

 

Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera sample: ISO 1,600, f/5.6, 1000mm (35mm, tap to see full size)

 

There’s a Bird shooting mode that disables the shutter sound so you don’t scare away any wildlife. The slow autofocus at high zoom levels really limits this camera’s potential for serious wildlife photography as we missed a couple of great shots of birds while we waited for the focus to lock. This doesn’t give you a lot of confidence when shooting fleeting moments, which is a bit disappointing.

Image quality is decent under good light but is quite mediocre in low light. In landscapes, we noticed decent detail and colours. Dynamic range was also pretty good. Macros shot at the widest focal length had good colours and sharpness but this reduced once we went up the zoom range. The image quality started degrading slightly once we went beyond 1000mm, which was noticeable at a 100 percent crop. Colours were still captured well but objects lacked good definition.

They also appeared flat, since the higher up the zoom range you go, the narrower the aperture gets. In low light, details were mushy, and edges around objects weren’t always well defined, even without pushing the ISO to 6,400. You could extract more detail and sharpness if you save your photos in the RAW format, if you have the time and willingness to play around in Adobe Lightroom.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera sample: ISO 180, f/4, 18.9mm (35mm), tap to see full size

 

At full zoom, focusing is tricky and images often look soft (Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera sample: ISO 1,600, f/8, 3000mm, tap to see full size)

 

Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera sample: ISO 1,600, f/4, 105mm (35mm), tap to see full size

 

Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera sample: ISO 1,100, f/3.2, 30mm (35mm), tap to see full size

 

4K videos aren’t stabilised, so footage is a little shaky if you move about. If you’re staying still and shooting footage at high zoom levels, the lens stabilisation works well. The picture is sharp and clear at zoom levels up to around 1000mm, after which it starts getting a bit soft.

Stabilisation works well at 1080p and 30fps, but the footage has a mild shimmer effect when you move about, which is a side effect of electronic stabilisation. At 3000mm, the Coolpix P1000 exhibits a lot of focus hunting, due to which we were forced to dial down the zoom a bit.

Video quality is decent in low light but gets a bit noisy and soft at high zoom levels. Continuous autofocus isn’t very quick as it takes a good number of seconds to lock focus when you change your framing or the focal length. There is a manual video mode but there’s no way to change the focus point, like you can for stills, which is a little disappointing. This means you’ll have to move your subject or the camera, to get what you want in focus.

The LCD display produces a decently sharp image but the brightness isn’t very high at the default level, so we had to max it out when shooting in daylight. The EVF produces good image quality, and the switching between the two is quick, thanks to the eye sensor. The eyepiece uses plastic instead of a soft rubber lining like most high-end cameras, which isn’t very comfortable for prolonged use.

There’s only one programmable button, which can be set to change the drive mode, metering, ISO, etc. Having a few more customisable buttons or dials would have been nice. The camera has a maximum burst rate of around 8fps but you can also shoot a small video clip at 60fps or 120fps, and extract stills from it.

Battery life is not great, but we managed to get a little more than the rated number of shots per charge on average. We managed to squeeze in a few short 1080p and 4K video clips, but overall battery life could have been a lot better. With the bundled wall charger, it takes around three hours to fully charge the battery.

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Verdict
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 offers the longest zoom you can hope for from a camera that can fit into a backpack, which is a big accomplishment in itself. This comes at a high price of Rs. 75,950 and honestly, at this price we also expect very good image quality, which this camera struggles with.

It does offer excellent lens stabilisation even at full zoom, a fully articulating LCD display, good grip, and decent quality 4K videos. Unfortunately, the autofocus doesn’t inspire confidence, which limits the type of photography you can achieve with this camera. Also, low-light and battery performance was a bit weak, and lets not forget that it’s a handful to carry around.

If you’re simply looking for high zoom, then the older Nikon Coolpix P900 makes a lot of sense. It still has a decently large 83x or 2000mm zoom level, and packs in similar guts as the P1000 (with the omission of 4K video and RAW support), all for a price of just Rs. 32,950.

If you’re looking at better image quality, then the Panasonic DMC-FZ2500 is a great option at around Rs. 80,000. It only has a 20x zoom, but it’s more feature-packed and the 1-inch sensor should give you better image quality. Lastly, if you want better zoom levels from a 1-inch sensor camera, then Sony’s RX10 III and RX10 IV are some of the best you can get, but their prices go beyond Rs. 1,00,000.

Price (MRP): Rs. 75,950

Pros

  • Impressive zoom range
  • Very good lens stabilisation
  • Fully articulating display
  • RAW and 4K support

Cons

  • Heavy and bulky
  • Average quality JPEGs
  • Battery life could be better
  • Autofocus can be sluggish

Ratings (out of 5)

  • Build/ design: 3.5
  • Image quality: 3
  • Video quality: 3.5
  • Performance: 3
  • Value for money: 3.5
  • Overall: 3.5



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Jyotiraditya Scindia To NDTV On Chief Minister Query


Madhya Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia said the party will decide who would be the chief minister

In the middle of a tug of war over the chief minister’s post in Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today made it clear he was ready for the job, if his party were to give it to him. “It would be an honour to serve as chief minister,” Mr Scindia told NDTV, shortly after the Congress staked claim to form the next government in Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress has narrowly won Madhya Pradesh, emerging the largest party but falling two short of a majority, a shortfall that it has made up after Mayawati pledged her support to the party “to keep the BJP out”.

The Congress now faces a tough choice between Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia for the post of chief minister.

“I am a servant of the people and will always be. What form that will take, be it through Madhya Pradesh or as minister of central government or chief whip, it is for my party to decide,” Mr Scindia, 47, said.

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Seen accepting congratulatory garlands, he explained that he had pledged not to do so until the BJP had been ousted.

In the afternoon the Congress’s big three — Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh and Mr Scindia — went together to meet Governor Anandiben Patel and stake claim to form government.

Telegraphing his readiness to take charge, Mr Scindia has, since yesterday, underscored that the Congress won magnificently in the Gwalior-Chambal region, which is his stronghold.

“Almost 35 per cent of the total votes that the Congress won are from the Gwalior-Chambal region,” he said, repeating what he has frequently said in interviews since yesterday: “I thank the people of Gwalior-Chambal for voting Congress.”

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When Sachin Pilot And Farooq Abdullah Met On NDTV Show


Sachin Pilot is one of the two Congress candidates for Chief Minister post in Rajasthan.

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Sachin Pilot, the Congress’ Rajasthan leader, received advice from unexpected quarters as he spoke to NDTV during a discussion on his party’s state election victories.

Sachin Pilot, the chief of the Congress in Rajasthan, and Ashok Gehlot, a three-time chief minister, are the party’s two main candidates for the post of chief minister.

But the 40-year-old firmly repeated his stock answer to the question, who will be chief minister.

Asked how he dealt with the “generation gap” in politics – for instance between him and Ashok Gehlot, Mr Pilot said: “Let me make it very clear – there are no gaps, no age gaps or mind gaps, that is the beauty of the Congress, that we can work together. It bothered the BJP how we could work together.”

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National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was also part of the NDTV discussion, then asked a question. Sachin Pilot is married to Dr Abdullah’s daughter Sara.

There was very little warning for Mr Pilot from the studio panel, except that he was in for a “third degree”.

Farooq Abdullah said: “Congratulations, what we will see is how you people perform in 2019, I hope you will do well. On you, a nation is looking, therefore don’t beat drums of victory as yet. Work is hard, remain united…What is your answer?”

Mr Pilot replied: “The work is only half done, the real challenge is four months later, but the party and all of us in Rajasthan are fully prepared to give the BJP a defeat.”

Good, Mr Abdullah responded approvingly.

Mr Pilot was asked whether in his party, the old guard still dominated top positions.

Are you going to get young people in, Mr Abdullah added to the anchor’s question.

“We must carry everyone together. People who have worked 30 to 40 years have a lot to offer. It has to be a symbiotic relationship,” he said.

Mr Abdullah agreed, saying, “I also believe you have to blend old and young.”

This is when Mr Pilot cut in, grinning: “I may become old one day, but Dr Abdullah will not become old at any point.”

The 81-year-old former union minister smiled in response.

The Congress has won in 99 seats in the state, one short of majority. Rajasthan has 200 constituencies, but voting was held in 199 seats due to the death of a candidate.

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Infinix Hot S3X Review | NDTV Gadgets360.com


Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings’ Infinix brand has unveiled yet another smartphone in its Hot series in India, the Hot S3X. The phone, which has been launched just eight months after its predecessor the Hot S3, brings with it minor upgrades such as a larger display with a notch, dual rear cameras, and an improved selfie camera.

With a slight price hike to Rs. 9,999, can the Infinix Hot S3X be a worthy upgrade to the Infinix Hot S3, which impressed us during our review period? We find out.

Infinix Hot S3X design

A departure from the previous generation’s matte finish, the Infinix Hot S3X sports a glossy gradient back panel with a slight mirror finish. It doesn’t look as plain as before, and the curved sides provide a good grip. We got the Ice Blue colour for review, and this phone is also available in Black and Grey options, both of which also have a similar gradient design. The finish is prone to fingerprints and smudges, but Infinix has you covered with a bundled soft TPU case in the box.

The phone sports a large 6.2-inch HD+ display panel with a resolution of 720×1500 pixels and a rather odd aspect ratio of 18.75:9. The top border has been replaced by an iPhone X-like notch, but the chin remains quite large. All corners of the screen are hard to reach with one finger, and this phone is not made for one-handed usage.

There are onscreen navigation buttons in place of capacitive or physical keys, below the display. The 16-megapixel selfie camera, dual LED flash, and earpiece are placed within the notch.

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The right of the handset has the volume buttons and the lock/ power button. We did not like the placement considering there is no difference in the texture of the buttons, and we ended up with several unintended presses. The tray on the left can house two Nano-SIMs and a microSD card at the same time. The Micro-USB port, external speaker grille, and a microphone are placed on the bottom, while the 3.5mm headphone jack is on top. The new dual camera setup on the rear is placed vertically. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor’s placement makes it feel natural to use.

Infinix Hot S3X specifications and software

Infinix has gone with the same octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC on the Hot S3X, as it did with its predecessor. Now quite dated, this processor has eight Cortex-A53 CPU cores running at speeds of up to 1.4GHz, coupled with an Adreno 505 GPU. Interestingly, the Hot S3X competes directly with the company’s first Android One-based smartphone, the Infinix Note 5 (Review), which is powered by a MediaTek Helio P23 SoC that performs better at least on paper. There is only one configuration of the Hot S3X, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. We noted that there was only about 21GB of free space on the first boot. Storage can be expanded by up to 128GB using a microSD card.

The 6.2-inch HD+ panel does not have any advertised protection. It has decent viewing angles and good visibility in sunlight. The maximum brightness could have been better, but the lowest setting is comfortable for use in the dark. Infinix has opted for the same 4,000mAh battery as that in the previous-gen Hot S3, and it also supports 10W charging.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB with OTG, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS. The Infinix Hot S3X is a dual-SIM smartphone with two Nano-SIM slots, both of which support 4G. You can use mobile data on only one SIM at a time.

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The phone ships with the custom Hummingbird XOS 3.3 Lite, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. An Android 9.0 Pie update hasn’t been announced yet. While the functionality of this UI is similar to stock Android, the design is completely different. It has a default rounded square shape for all icons, and adds ugly white borders to icons that don’t adhere to this design scheme.

The Infinix Hot S3X has custom versions of basic apps such as Phone, Contacts, Camera, Weather, and Messages. There’s also the Phoenix Web browser. The phone also has Infinix’s own apps preloaded: Carlcare for after-sales support; XHide to hide pictures, videos, and voice recordings; XTheme to help you with different themes; and the XClub customer forum. A ‘Freezer’ feature helps you free up RAM and prevent specific apps from running in the background for a stipulated amount of time.

Other than that, you get the Phone Master app for cleaning up RAM, locking specific apps, managing data usage, and more. A handy Smart Charge mode helps you with reminders to avoid overcharging the battery. You can swipe down on any of the home screens to open up Google Search.

With the latest version of XOS, you can now also use gesture navigation instead of the onscreen buttons. Like most other interfaces out there, you can swipe up from the middle-bottom to go to home, swipe up from the bottom left to open the app switcher, and swipe up from the bottom right to go back. One-handed mode can be activated by simply swiping left or right across the navigation buttons, but this mode did not seem to work when using navigation gestures. You cannot hide the display notch.

Infinix Hot S3X performance, battery life, and cameras

With players including Xiaomi and Realme focusing aggressively on the sub-Rs. 10,000 and sub-Rs. 15,000 price segments, expectations are high. In our experience, the Infinix Hot S3X did not offer performance worthy of its Rs. 9,999 price tag. Overall UI performance was below average, and we noticed several stutters and instances of lag in our daily usage.

Even the fingerprint sensor was not up to the mark; it was accurate but didn’t unlock the smartphone quickly enough. We have come to take blazing fast unlocking speeds for granted even on budget phones, and the Hot S3X seemed significantly slower in comparison. The phone also vibrates every time you unlock it, which could be frustrating for some. On the other hand, the fingerprint scanner does offer added functionality such as allowing you to take photos, accept calls, browse through pictures, and dismiss alarms using gestures.

To our utter disappointment, face unlock using the selfie camera was even slower, leading us to use a lock pattern most of the time.

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The display on the Hot S3X offers good colour reproduction, and watching videos and browsing photos was a pleasant experience. Even games looked vibrant on the 6.2-inch screen.

The dated processor showed its weakness in the benchmarks we ran on the Hot S3X. It scored 58,389 in AnTuTu, and in Geekbench, it got a single-core score of 652 and a multi-core score of 2,075. GFXBench’s Car Chase test ran at a paltry 5.3fps but the T-Rex test gave us a decent 26fps, which is similar to what we observed with the Infinix Hot S3 earlier this year.

Heavy apps took their sweet time to load, and there was noticeable stutter when scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. We were left killing apps frequently in an attempt to make the experience more fluid, which speaks volumes about the phone’s RAM management.

Lighter games like Subway Surfers and Candy Crush ran smoothly on the Infinix Hot S3X. Our experience with heavier games such as Shadow Fight 3 was also largely fine, with a hint of stutter especially during the tutorial.

The Infinix Hot S3X has a 4,000mAh battery, just like the Hot S3. It managed to clock only about 11 hours and 5 minutes in our HD video loop test, compared to more than 13 hours for its predecessor, which is still good for the price point. As for day-to-day usage, even if we started our day with a 100 percent charge in the morning, we needed a quick 30-minute boost by 4-5pm to get through the evening. Our usage included checking email, browsing social media apps a few times, and scattered light gaming sessions. The phone charged from 0 to 100 percent in 2 hours and 10 minutes with the bundled 10W charger.

Camera performance is one of the highlights of the Infinix Hot S3X. It has a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor at the back for portrait shots. The app, however, does not show previews of portrait shots as you are trying to frame them. This often led to shots that were out of focus, which was frustrating. Other than that, the camera app offers fairly basic controls and modes including AI Camera, Video, Beauty, Portrait, Panorama, and Night.

The XOS Camera 3.0 app offers quick toggles for elements like HDR control, delayed capture, touch capture, gridlines, level, watermark, and more. There is no professional mode so you cannot manually control the ISO, white balance, shutter speed, etc.

Daylight shots were above average with good clarity and overall colour reproduction. The rear camera handled brightness and contrast levels well. Landscape shots and photos of the sky were exposed well, without parts of the scenery getting blown out.

Tap to see full-sized Infinix Hot S3X camera samples

 

Even low light performance was decent, and the phone could take good portrait shots even at night. The Hot S3X could not manage good landscape night shots, but we aren’t complaining much at this price. Stability was also a bit of an issue and you need to stand still until the photo is saved to avoid blur.

The 16-megapixel fixed-focus front camera gave us mixed results. It takes crisp and clear selfies, but artifically whitens them too much for our liking. That said, some people might prefer this mode.

In low light, selfies are not beautified too much, but they fall short on clarity. The front-facing LED flash helps when taking selfies without a good light source nearby. Video recording maxes out at 1080p for both cameras.

Verdict
The budget segment in India is getting tougher to crack, with super value-for-money options right now. The Infinix Hot S3X is not a huge upgrade over the Hot S3, but rather a lukewarm update with some current-day features such as a display notch and dual cameras. It is lacking in terms of overall performance and the user experience, but has decent cameras, a vibrant display, and a good design.

With a price of Rs. 9,999, you are better off going for the Realme 2 (Review) or Redmi 6 Pro (Review). If you can stretch your budget slightly, you could choose the more powerful Nokia 5.1 Plus (Review) or Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Review).

The Infinix Note 5 (Review), the company’s first Android One smartphone, is also a good option in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment.

 



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McLaren 720S Spider Unveiled – NDTV CarAndBike


Overall, the new 720S Spider is just 49kg – or less than 4 per cent – heavier than the 720S Coupe.




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The retractable hard top of the 720S Spider is a completely new design

McLaren Automotive has expanded its Super Series product family with the introduction of a second new model under the Track25 business plan – the 720S Spider. The 720S Spider is now available to order . Like all McLaren cars, the new 720S Spider has a carbon fibre structure at its core, in this case designated Monocage II-S. The rearmost section of the upper structure is also unique to the Spider, to accommodate the retractable hard top; additionally, the header rail across the top of the windscreen has been revised, to integrate the central latching mechanism. To provide enhanced rollover protection for occupants, fixed carbon fibre structural supports are integrated into the rear of the Monocage II-S, additionally providing the main anchor points for the roof system and the seatbelts

Overall, the new 720S Spider is just 49kg – or less than 4 per cent – heavier than the 720S Coupe. To accommodate the Retractable Hard Top, the Monocage II-S features a new carbon fibre upper structure engineered to sit as close as possible to the air charge coolers and intake plenum. This maximises luggage space; there is 58 litres of stowage available under the tonneau cover with the roof raised. The tonneau cover also sits lower than that of a 650S Spider – again by 25mm – extending visibility by 7.5m in length.

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The retractable hard top of the 720S Spider is a completely new design, with a one-piece, carbon fibre roof panel as standard.

The McLaren 720S Spider comes with thea 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 which produces 710 bhp and 770Nm. 0-100kmph is covered in just 2.9 seconds and 0-200kmph takes 7.9 seconds which is just 0.1 seconds off the pace of the Coupe. The 720S Spider boasts of a top speed of 341 kmph with the roof raised. Even with the roof lowered, maximum speed remains at 325 kmph (202mph). The minor variations in performance arise from differing aerodynamics and the additional 49kg the Spider carries.

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The McLaren 720S sees improved over-the-shoulder visibility for the drive

The rollover protection technology brings an advantage in respect of size as well as weight, the compact system having allowed McLaren’s design and engineering team to create incredibly slim tonneau buttress. This improves over-the-shoulder visibility for the driver, while also increasing aerodynamic downforce.

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Even with the roof lowered, the maximum speed of the McLaren 720S Spider remains at 325 kmph

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The retractable hard top of the 720S Spider is a completely new design, with a one-piece, carbon fibre roof panel as standard. The hardtop maintains the distinctive silhouette and aerodynamic purity of the 720S Coupe and provides a full carbon fibre upper structure when the roof is closed. The folding mechanism is electrically rather than hydraulically driven and the system is the fastest-operating convertible roof in the supercar class, with the retractable hard top lowered or raised in just 11 seconds – six seconds quicker than the 650S Spider. The combination of e-motors enables a maximum vehicle speed during operation of 50kmph – a significant increase from the 30kmph.

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Nokia 7.1 Review | NDTV Gadgets360.com


Ever since it revived Nokia’s smartphone business, HMD Global has been launching new models at a rapid pace. The Nokia 7.1 is the latest mid-range offering from the company, slotting in between the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 8.1. In India, the Nokia 7.1 is offered in a single configuration with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, priced at Rs. 19,999.

The biggest USP of this phone is its HDR-enabled 5.84-inch notched display, which is housed in a glass-and-metal chassis. The new Nokia 7.1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and features a dual camera setup at the back with Zeiss optics, a stock build of Android, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,060mAh battery. With the Nokia 7.1 now on sale, let’s see if the latest Nokia budget smartphone can justify its price tag.

 

Nokia 7.1 design

With a machined Series 6000 aluminium frame and a die-cast metal centre, the Nokia 7.1 feels extremely solid and substantial in the hand. It also looks gorgeous and is undoubtedly one of the more attractive phones in this price range. The glass back looks sleek, and the diamond-cut chamfers and accents around the rear camera module and power/ volume buttons add a touch of class. However, the glossy finish does attract a lot of fingerprints and makes the phone quite slippery.

The Nokia 7.1 sits well in the palm of the hand thanks to its relatively compact chassis and rounded corners. As with all smartphones these days, it is a bit too tall though, which makes one-handed use difficult.

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The face of the Nokia 7.1 is devoid of any physical buttons — HMD Global has opted for on-screen keys instead — but the right side does house physical power and volume keys, which are tactile and solidly built. The left of the Nokia 7.1 is blank save for the SIM tray, which makes you choose between a second Nano-SIM and a microSD card.

There is a notch up front, which is thankfully quite small and does not get in the way of games and videos. Android Pie does not offer an obvious way to mask the notch, but keen users can find this option in the Developer section of the Settings app. Despite the notch, the screen is not borderless, and the chin in particular is pretty thick.

The dual-camera setup on the back is placed in a pill-shaped housing, with a Zeiss logo emblazoned below the primary sensor. The back panel also houses a circular fingerprint sensor, a vertical Nokia logo, and the Android One branding. There’s a single loudspeaker next to the USB Type-C port at the bottom, which lacks warmth but delivers loud and clear audio.

Nokia 7.1 specifications and display

HMD Global has a penchant for keeping things simple when it comes to variants, and the same is true for the Nokia 7.1. At the moment, the smartphone is only offered in one configuration, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. That can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 400GB). The hybrid dual-SIM tray forces you to choose between a secondary SIM and storage expansion.

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The Nokia 7.1 has a 3,060mAh battery and supports fast charging. While this smartphone will be running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, our review unit received a stable Android 9.0 Pie update just two days after we unboxed it. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Up front, the smartphone has a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and HDR10 support. The bright and punchy display is one of the highlights of this smartphone. Colours are vivid, viewing angles are excellent, and brightness is more than adequate. HDR content looks sharp and vibrant, and outdoor legibility is also quite good.

Nokia 7.1 performance, software, and battery life

The Nokia 7.1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. While that might sound underwhelming in this price segment, real-world performance is quite smooth and consistent. The phone does struggle slightly when pushed, but day-to-day tasks are handled well, and UI animations are butter-smooth. In our experience, games like Asphalt 9 ran quite smoothly, albeit at medium graphic settings.

Benchmark scores were in line with those of other Snapdragon 636-powered smartphones. The Nokia 7.1 managed scores of 116,083 in AnTuTu, 33fps in GFXBench T-Rex, 9.6fps in GFXBench Manhattan 3.1, and 1,340 and 4,926 respectively in Geekbench’s single- and multi- core tests. In our experience, calls were clear and 4G connectivity was consistently solid.

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Being an Android One smartphone, the Nokia 7.1 runs a stock build of Android devoid of any third-party bloat and manufacturer skins/ overlays. There is no ability to run two WhatsApp instances, for example, a feature often seen in phones from Huawei, Samsung, and Realme.

The software is fluid and responsive, and features a few nifty value additions such as the ‘Ambient Display’ feature that shows notifications for missed calls and app notifications without waking the phone from sleep. You can perform a few gestures such as turning the phone over to reject a call, or picking it up to mute the ringtone.

You can also use Android Pie’s navigational gestures, which are well implemented and easy to use. The Digital Wellbeing feature is present as well, and lets you track how frequently you use different apps, how many times you unlock the phone, and how many notifications you receive on a daily basis.

Android Pie also offers a dark mode which darkens the app drawer, quick toggles panel, and certain first-party applications such as Contacts. Certain elements of the UI such as the Settings app and the notification shade are untouched, and some applications like Messages have dark modes of their own, which aren’t triggered by the systemwide toggle. We would have liked the dark mode to be more consistent and darken every aspect of the UI instead of just certain elements.

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The Nokia 7.1 supports face recognition, using its 8-megapixel fixed-focus front camera. This works well enough when there’s an adequate light but is quite erratic in low light and also under very bright sunlight. The setup process is also slower than what we have experienced with phones from Huawei and Realme. Hopefully, this can be improved with future software updates. The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is another story altogether. It is accurate, ergonomically placed, and quite snappy. It can also be used to show the notification shade with a downward swipe, which is quite useful.

In our HD video loop battery test, the Nokia 7.1 lasted 9 hours and 30 minutes, which is a fairy average score. Real-world performance was quite solid however, with the phone powering through a 12-hour day with medium to heavy use, with around 15 percent left in the tank. Android Pie has a battery saver mode as well as a feature called Adaptive Battery that limits battery use for applications you don’t use often. The bundled fast charger charges takes around 1.5 hours to fully charge the phone. Despite having a glass back, the phone does not support wireless charging.

Nokia 7.1 cameras

On the imaging front, the Nokia 7.1 features a dual-camera setup at the back with Zeiss optics and electronic image stabilisation. There’s a f12-megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 5-megapixel secondary camera with an aperture of f/2.4. On the front, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel fixed-focus camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 84-degree field of view. The front sensor makes do with a screen flash and the rear cameras are accompanied by a dual-LED flash.

Images shot in adequate light were crisp and detailed with vivid colours. In our experience, portrait shots were also quite impressive with good edge detection and smooth gradients between the subject and the background.

Images shot in low light had a good amount of detail and noise was kept to a minimum. This phone does over-sharpen images at times, and colour reproduction is inconsistent. HMD Global has made big strides when it comes to low-light performance but there is still a little way to go to match the likes of the Xiaomi Mi A2 (Review), which has one of the best cameras in this segment.

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The 8-megapixel selfie shooter did a good job in well-lit situations. Noise did creep in in low light, but the level of detail was satisfactory. There’s no proper front LED flash, but the screen flash lights up the entire display. The front camera uses software algorithms to take portrait shots, and the implementation is iffy, with average edge detection.

The camera app is loaded with features such as as AR stickers, dual-sight mode to superimpose shots taken with the front and rear cameras simultaneously, and AI-assisted portrait lighting. AR stickers are implemented quite well and can be used with the front and the rear cameras. The quality of the both the front and rear cameras takes a dive in dual-sight mode, which is a shame as the feature could be fun to use. The AI-assisted portrait lighting feature is pretty half-baked at the moment, and most of the options just overexpose the background.

Video recording maxes out at 1080p for the front camera, while the rear module is capable of 4K video recording. The quality of videos is quite decent, with the electronic image stabilisation helping keep things relatively smooth.


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Verdict
On paper, the Nokia 7.1 seems a bit of a tough sell at Rs 19,999. Similarly priced phones such as the Poco F1 and Honor Play are powered by flagship-grade processors. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Review) and Motorola One Power (Review) offer stock Android and a similar level of performance for Rs 10,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively. However, the Nokia 7.1 is an excellent all-rounder with a lot more going for it than just processor power.

The crisp and vivid HDR display is the main selling point of the Nokia 7.1, and is arguably one of the best in this price range. The display alone is worth the price jump from the likes of the Motorola One Power. The well-optimised software package, promise of timely updates, striking looks, great build quality, and solid cameras only add to this phone’s appeal. With the Nokia 7.1, HMD Global has taken big strides in terms of low-light camera performance as well, which has always been the Achilles’ heel of the Finnish company’s offerings.

Power users might be better served by Poco F1 (Review) and Honor Play (Review), which are powered by flagship grade processors. However, the all-plastic Poco F1 does not look or feel as premium as the Nokia 7.1 and both MIUI and EMUI are cluttered and laden with third-party bloat. For the average joe, the Nokia 7.1 would make for a solid everyday smartphone.



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IG Meerut speaks to NDTV on Bulandshahar Violence


मेरठ: बुलंदशहर हिंसा (Bulandshahr violence) मामले में घटना के चार दिन बीतने को हैं लेकिन अभी तक पुलिस ने इस मामले के मुख्य आरोपी योगेश राज (Yogesh Raj) को गिरफ्तार नहीं किया है. अब पुलिस इस मामले में सभी सबूतों को ध्यान में रखते हुए ही कार्रवाई करने की बात कर रही है. NDTV ने इस मामले में की अपनी पड़ताल को लेकर मेरठ रेंज के आईजी राम कुमार (IG Ram Kumar) से खास बातचीत की. इस बातचीत के दौरान आईजी राम कुमार ने बताया कि अब तक 7 में से 4 आरोपियों को गिरफ्तार किया गया है. उन्होंने बताया कि एफआईआर में एक बच्चे का नाम गलती से दर्ज किया गया था. अब 11 साल के साजिद की जगह 26 साल के दूसरे साजिद नाम के शख्स को गिरफ़्तार किया गया है. जबकि एफआईआर से एक अन्य नाबालिग बच्चे का नाम हटा दिया है. आईजी राम कुमार ने बताया कि नामजद लोगों में से तो कई खिलाफ कार्रवाई की जा चुकी है वहीं अभी अन्य के खिलाफ कार्रवाई करना बाकी है. आईजी राम कुमार ने बताया कि हिंसा और इंस्पेक्टर की हत्या मामले में अब तक तीन लोगों को गिरफ़्तार किया गया है. आईजी मेरठ से बातचीत के दौरान एनडीटीवी ने उनसे कई तरह के सवाल किए. आइये जानते हैं आईजी मेरठ ने इन सवालों के जवाब में क्या कहा…

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सवाल: वीडियो के आधार पर कार्रवाई क्यों नहीं?

जवाब: वीडियो के आधार पर कार्रवाई की बात पर उन्होंने कहा कि वहां करीब 100 लोगों की भीड़ थी. सबके रोल की जांच की जा रही है, बिना रोल को पहचाने कार्रवाई करना जल्दबाजी होगी. 

सवाल: योगेश राज अब तक गिरफ़्तार क्यों नहीं?

जवाब: वह वीडियो जारी कर रहा है यह उसका काम है, हम लोग सबूत के आधार पर ही कार्रवाई कर सकते हैं जिसके खिलाफ जो एविडेंस मिलेगा उसके ख़िलाफ़ कार्रवाई करेंगे. अगर योगेश के खिलाफ हमें सूबत मिले तो हम कार्रवाई करने में देरी नहीं करेंगे.

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सवाल: आपकी बातों से ऐसा लग रहा है कि योगेश के खिलाफ आपके अभी सबूत नहीं हैं? 

जवाब: जो सबूत आएंगे, हम उसके आधार पर ही तो कार्रवाई कर पाएंगे ना!

सवाल: मैं जांच में इंटरफेयर नहीं करना चाह रहा लेकिन आपकी बात से ऐसा लग रहा है कि उसके खिलाफ कुछ आया नहीं है अभी? 

जवाब: अभी हमनें इनको फॉरेंसिकली टेस्ट करवाना है जो कुछ भी चीजें हैं, अभी साफ तौर पर किसका क्या रोल है किस घटना में यह साफ नहीं है. इंस्पेक्टर साहब को गोली किसने मारी, सुमित को गोली किसने मारी. इस चीज की जब तक क्लियर जानकारी नहीं होगी जब तक गोली मारने वाला पकड़ा जाएगा. वो आइडेंटिफाई होना है. दूसरा महत्वपूर्ण चीज है कि उस इलाके में कभी गोकशी होती नहीं है. वहां किसने गोकशी की. उस शख्स को पकड़ने से ज्यादा ये चीजें भी जरूरी है. 

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सवाल: वीडियो में सुमित भी पथराव करते हुए दिख रहा है. अगर पथराव कर रहा है तो क्या यह आपके नॉलेज में आग गया है? 

जवाब: ये वीडियो तो सभी के पास है अब , हम इस पूरे मामले की भी जांच कर रहे हैं. इस वीडियो की भी फॉरेंसिक जांच कराई जा रही है. 

सवाल: जब सुमित खुद ही पथराव कर रहा है तो क्या उसके परिवार को दस लाख का मुआवजा कैसे मिल सकता है? 

जवाब: मैं इसपर कोई टिप्पणी नहीं कर सकता. 

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Triumph Adventure Riding Experience – NDTV CarAndBike


Adventure riding or simply going off-roading on a motorcycle is something that I had never done before. In fact, if you were to ask me a few weeks before I published this article, what adventure riding is all about, then the best you would have got from me is a spectator’s view. Of course, that was up until recently when Triumph invited us for its special Adventure Riding Experience. So, here I was in Wales, United Kingdom, along with a couple of other Indian journalists and a group of other Triumph invitees from India and Brazil, to attend a special adventure riding and training session. Although I have been riding for over 10 years now, this was an all-new experience for me and I am going to share it with you here.

Also Read: 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler First Ride Review


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It all started with a short briefing session where the instructors walked us through the basics like, the riding gear we’ll be using, the bikes we’ll be ridding and the general route map for both the on-road and off-road course planned for the day. So, after we were all geared up, it was now time to see our bikes. For this adventure riding experience, the instructors had chosen two bikes for us – the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA and the Street Scrambler, and although I was very eager to start with the former, all the Tigers were already taken up by other participants, so I had to go with the Street Scrambler. A couple of kilometres on the bike and I wasn’t disappointed.

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The very capable Triumph Street Scrambler was my companion for the most part of the day

We started off from Triumph’s Adventure Training Centre riding for about 10 to 12 km on the beautiful two-lane roads of Ystradgynlais, before we reached the off-road track. Located in South Wales at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, this specially selected mountain trail was going to offer us a multi-terrain riding environment including rocks, hills, gravel, and woodland. As soon as we reached the foothills, we were asked to put our bikes on off-road mode. While the new Tiger 800 has a dedicated off-road mode, which shuts off the rear ABS and traction control, in the Street Scrambler I had to manually shut both the traction control and the ABS completely, making things more exciting and a little bit scary for me.

Also Read: 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Review

After some basics on the dos and don’ts, it was time for the first lesson of off-roading – the ‘Balancing Act’. One of the most important things to know before you do any kind of riding is to know the point of balance of your motorcycle, both when you are off it and on it. For this, we were asked to find the point of balance of the bike and let it stand on its two wheels while walking around it holding the motorcycle with just one hand at a time. Pro tip, keep it on first gear so the bike doesn’t roll off. Lesson no.2 was – ‘Walk the Bike’ and here we had to learn how to properly use the clutch and accelerator. For this, the instructors asked us to start our bikes, put it on the first gear and walk with it in a circle. The idea here is to get the sync between releasing the right amount of clutch and gas so the bike moves without stalling. As you are not on the bike, the balancing act also comes into play.

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Here we are learning the basics of off-roading and doing some practice runs

The next lesson was something that anyone who’s familiar with adventure riding knows. Riding the bike standing on its foot pegs, and to do it right, I had to apply the first two lessons, and mind you, it’s not as easy as it looks. The trick here is the get a secure footing on the pegs, hold the tank with your knees and steer the motorcycle not with your hands but with your legs, by mildly shifting your weight from left to right. This, I have to be honest, took me more than a few tries to get it rights, and after about 5-6 rounds around the practice trail, we were ready for the last and most important lesson, before we could go riding on these off-road trails. And that is braking. Yes, it’s important to know when and how to brake, and for this, the instructor asked us to ride down a small hill at 15 to 20 kmph and jam the front brakes first and in the second attempt the rear brakes. The idea here was to know how the bike reacts on either of the two braking scenarios, and understand how to control it, finding the right balance, while riding standing on the foot pegs.

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The special off-road trail involved involved going uphill, downhill, riding on gravel, and through mud

Now, it was time to put all these lessons to test and, our instructors already had a diverse off-road trail planned for us, which involved going uphill and downhill, riding on gravel, and through the mud. The Street Scrambler did its part perfectly and the bike nowhere felt out of place. The 54 bhp 900 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine was more than enough to push the bike through these rough terrains, feeling very eager even at the slightest twist of the throttle. In fact, for the most part of it, I was in the first gear and the taller gear ratio was a big help here.

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Despite being more powerful, heavier, and taller, the Tiger 800 felt like an easier machine to handle

After completing a few of laps around the trail, it was time to head on to the next leg of the off-road riding experience, which involved riding through some less rough and wetter terrains, as the route had some small water streams. For this part, I switched my Street Scrambler with a fellow rider for his Tiger 800 XCA, which let me tell you was a different machine altogether. Unlike the Street Scrambler, which was eager at all moments, the Tiger felt a lot more composed, frankly, less of a hooligan, despite being way more powerful at 94 bhp. The 800 cc liquid-cooled, in-line three-cylinder engine was a complete treat, in fact, despite its over 200 kg weight and taller seat height, it felt like an easier machine to handle.

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Triumph Adventure Experience centre offers the Street Scrambler, Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200

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It was now time to head back to the Triumph Training Centre, and while riding back with the group is when I wished I had tried off-roading much before. Luckily for me, India too has more than enough adventure trails for both mild and hardcore off-roading and it won’t be long before I go on exploring some of them.

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Tata Harrier: Variants Explained – NDTV CarAndBike


The Harrier will be available in four variants – XE, XM, XT, and XZ. So, here we have the detailed classification of what these variants have to offer




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Tata Harrier will come in only diesle manual option, available in four variants – XE, XM, XT, and XZ

The Tata Harrier is possibly one of the most awaited launches for 2019, and it could very well be the first model to go on sale next year. Images and other technical specifications of the SUV are already out and now we have also come across the variants and features list of the all-new Tata Harrier. Slated to be launched in early 2019, possibly in January, the new Tata Harrier will come with only one diesel engine on offer with a 6-speed manual gearbox, available in four variants – XE, XM, XT, and XZ. Here we have the detailed classification of what these variants have to offer.

Tata Harrier XE:

Being a premium product, the new Tata Harrier is quite equipped right from the base variant offering features like – projector headlamps, dual function daytime running lights which also function as turn indicators, electrically adjustable ORVMs, and rear parking sensors. As for the interior and cabin features, the Harrier comes with offerings like – power steering, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, and all four power windows. On the safety front, the feature list includes – dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard.

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The Tata Harrier is loaded on safety tech and creature comfort right from the base trim

Tata Harrier XM:

The XM variant comes with all the key features offered in the base XE model, and in addition to that, the Harrier also comes with features like – follow me home function for headlamps, front fog lamps, and rear wiper and washer. The cabin, on the other hand, features a floating island 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, four speakers & two tweeters, steering-mounted controls, and a six-way adjustable power seat for the driver. The XM variant of the Harrier also comes with Tata Multi-Drive Mode 2.0 system (Eco, City, and Sport). On the safety front, the SUV comes with additional features like remote central locking and rear parking sensors with the display on infotainment screen.

Tata Harrier XT:

A level higher XT variant of Tata Harrier comes with a host of additional premium features, adding on to the features offered in the XM trim. The exterior additions include large 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlamps, dual function LED DRLs that also act as turn indicators, rain sensing wipers, and electrically foldable ORVMs. The cabin features offerings like – soft-touch dashboard with anti-reflective ‘Nappa’ grain layer, an eight-speaker setup (4 speakers + 4 tweeters), push-button start, automatic climate control, rear armrest, and an 8-way adjustable driver seat. Other features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse parking camera, and cruise control.

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The top-end XZ trim of the Tata Harrier comes with 6 airbags

Tata Harrier XZ:

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The top-of-the-line XZ variant too adds on to the features offered in the XT trim. The offerings include Xenon HID projector headlamps, cornering function for foglamps, logo projection in ORVMs, and shark fin antenna. The cabin, on the other hand, features oak brown interior, premium oak brown Benecke-Kaliko perforated leather seats and door pad inserts, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear-shift knob. The top-end XZ also comes with gizmos like – a larger 8.8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with high-resolution display, nine JBL speakers with amplifier and tuned acoustics, and fully-digital 7-inch TFT instrument cluster. The SUV also comes with driver assistant functions like – Terrain Response Modes (Norman, Rough, Wet), hill hold and descent assist, rollover mitigation, corner stability control, electronic stability programme, and electronic traction control. On the safety front, the SUV features six airbags (driver, co-driver, side and curtain) and ISOFIX child seat mounts for rear outer seats.

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Rahul Gandhi said to NDTV- TDP and Congress together to save the countrys institutional structure – NDTV से बोले राहुल गांधी


नई दिल्ली: कुछ अरसे पहले तक बीजेपी के साथ केंद्र में बीजेपी के नेतृत्व वाले एनडीए गठबंधन का हिस्सा रही तेलगू देशम पार्टी (टीडीपी) ने अब तेलंगाना विधानसभा चुनाव में कांग्रेस से हाथ मिला लिया है. इस गठबंधन को लेकर कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी का कहना है कि हम साथ काम कर रहे हैं क्योंकि इस देश को प्रधानमंत्री से और बीजेपी से खतरा है. इस देश की हर संस्था को खतरा है और हम देश के संस्थागत ढांचे को बचा रहे हैं.

 

तेलंगाना में कांग्रेस और टीडीपी ने हाथ मिला लिया है. राहुल गांधी और चंद्रबाबू नायडू ने एक मंच से तेलंगाना के खमम में एक रैली भी की. इस राजनीतिक मेल पर इन दोनों नेताओं से  NDTV ने खास बातचीत की.

सवाल: TDP बीजेपी और संघ के साथ रही है, क्या इससे आपको चिंता होती है. क्या आपको इस बात की  फिक्र नहीं है कि आपकी पार्टी (टीडीपी) तो बनी ही कांग्रेस के विरोध के लिए थी.

चंद्रबाबू नायडू : हमारी सोच बिल्कुल साफ है कि देश बहुत अहम है. ये हमारी जिम्मेदारी है. तेलुगू देशम, कांग्रेस और दूसरे राजनीतिक दल बीजेपी को हराने के लिए और देश को बचाने के लिए साथ हैं.

राहुल गांधी : हम विरोधी नहीं हैं. हम साथ काम कर रहे हैं क्योंकि इस देश को प्रधानमंत्री से और बीजेपी से खतरा है. इस देश की हर संस्था को खतरा है और हम देश के संस्थागत ढांचे को बचा रहे हैं, इस देश के भविष्य को बचा रहे हैं. हम विरोधी नहीं हैं. बहुत सारी बातें हमारे बीच में एक जैसी हैं. हम साथ काम कर रहे हैं और ऐसा करते हुए बहुत मजा आ रहा है.

सवाल : आप लोगों में कैसी बन रही है. लंबे समय से आप दोनों एक-दूसरे के साथ नहीं थे. पहले दोस्ती की शुरुआत हुई और उसके बाद गर्मजोशी बढ़ी है.

राहुल गांधी : हमारी कैमिस्ट्री बहुत बढ़िया है. मैं कुछ समय से नायडू जी के साथ काम कर रहा हूं. मैं कह सकता हूं कि हमारी सोच में बहुत कुछ एक जैसा है. हमारे नजरिए में एक समानता है. मैं सोचता हूं कि बहुत कुछ साथ किया जा सकता है. अगर आप याद करें, मैं कई बार कह भी चुका हूं कि जब 2004 में नायडू जी चुनाव हारे थे और मीडिया उनके पीछे पड़ गया था तो मैंने उनका साथ दिया था और कहा था कि नायडू जी के साथ ऐसा बर्ताव मत कीजिए क्योंकि उन्होंने सरकार में रहते हुए बहुत बढ़िया काम किया है.

सवाल: तो क्या ये विचारों का मेल है. क्या आप बहुत सारी बातों पर एक राय हैं?

राहुल गांधी : हम एक दूसरे को पसंद करते हैं. हम सोचते हैं कि ऐसा बहुत कुछ है जो हम मिलकर कर सकते हैं, आप आने वाले चुनावों में ऐसा देख सकते हैं, हम चुनाव जीतने वाले हैं.

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सवाल: साल 2019 में एक साथ?

चंद्रबाबू नायडू : अब हम मिलकर काम कर रहे हैं. यह राष्ट्रीय मिशन है. हम सब साथ आए हैं. हम सबने देखा कि पिछले चार साल में क्या हुआ और आज क्या हो रहा है. मीडिया भी बेहद दबाव में है. सभी संस्थाओं को खत्म किया जा चुका है. ये हर नागरिक की जिम्मेदारी है. सभी राजनीतिक दलों को बीजेपी के खिलाफ लड़कर जीतना चाहिए.

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