Best Premium WordPress Themes (Updated July 2014)

What are the qualities that are essential for premium WordPress themes. In order to understand that in a better way, it is imperative that we have a clear understanding of what WordPress can achieve when it comes to designing and website creation.

WordPress is a highly customizable Content Management System (CMS) which was created first to address the requirements of blogger but with the passage of time it soon matured into a platform which can integrate design widgets and plugins to improve and enhance functionality as well as aesthetics of a website. There are countless Premium WordPress Themes available on many web design markets but this abundance of choice sometimes makes it difficult to hunt down the exact premium WordPress theme that meets the requirements of the user in an exact way. This is even more difficult when technology is improving every day and new themes spring up to cater to ever changing customer requirements.

Taking an example consider the times when desktops were the only devices on which websites were viewed but now there are many other portable and mobile gadgets (tablets and smartphones etc) on which websites are viewed and interacted with. If a website is not able to adjust its display according to the screen size of a gadget, the user will be forced to consider that the website lacks in quality even if the website is rich in quality content.

As regards the content, it is not desirable now to populate website with non-thematic pictures or a wall of text. In order to engage and attract more traffic, links, quotes, multimedia content like audio and video have to be part of the website content. The presentation of text on the website has also gained a lot of importance. More succinct text is on the website, more it is likely to engage a user’s interest.

Additionally, the importance attached to the design of a website has skyrocketed. Gone are the days when websites were only static because now is the age of highly configurable, flexible and dynamic website. It is better for the user and the site if the design elements like layout and each and every element like color etc is customizble.

Keeping in view the above factors, given below is our hand picked selection of 10 of the best premium WordPress themes for 2014. These themes are considered best with reference to their category and are given the premium status because these are not just free for all (Looking for free themes, check out our earlier post on best free wordpress themes). These are paid and in order to use these legally you have to buy their license.

NOTE: Click on the Theme Images to see their live demos.

[Updated: July 9, 2014]

1 Karma Responsive WordPress Theme

Karma theme can be counted among the best because it is a parallax enabled premium wp theme and has excellent and unique features like Isotope Gallery with Fancybox which is excellent for sites featuring video and image content like from Instagram or YouTube. It has a vertical timeline which has its own beautiful set of icons, queries and set of media. This lives fully up to the name given to it. It can arguably be termed as the best of the many wordpress theme out and more than 21,000 buyers on Themeforest vouch for its excellence.

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2.Wiksi Premium WordPress Theme

If you are in search of a fully responsive and sleek theme with strong foundation on HTML5 and CSS3, then Wiksi should be your choice. The sites designed with this theme are equally appealing on desktops, tablets and smartphones. The themes comes with a shortcode generator and empowers the user with endless customization possibilities. It supports all major browsers and has a built in revolution slider.

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3 Nexus Modern Magazine Premium Theme

This is a unique and versatile magazine theme with beautiful content modules and styles and shortcodes which empower the site owner with full control of the front and backend of the website. With Nexus theme, it is not longer a hassle to create and update a magazine style website with large amount of content in many styles. Nexus is a top magazine style theme with its responsiveness, grid layout and huge set of features.

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4 TastyFood Premium WordPress Theme

A visually non appealing website can spoil even the best  cooked and freshest images of food. The TastyFood theme is a theme of choice for those who are looking for building a website related to food and beverage industry. It is ideal because of its excellent visual engagement appeal.

The rating and review feature of the theme allows the site owner to qualify and quantify all food and beverage items, recips and other catering events. An engaging and visually mouth watering gallery can also be created very quickly and with 6 advertisement slots, you can also earn from your website.

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5  Photocrati

Photocratic is an excellent WordPress theme platform with focus on themes built for photography niche. It has a built in gallery system, options panel for photography and a lot more. It is highly customizable and is ideal choice for photographers. photocratic-theme

 

6 I Love Rockband

The visual appeal of I Love Rockbank theme is very hard to resist for those who are musically inclines for those WordPress developers who are making websites for music industry. The theme is more targeted towards rock music, but its design is open and can be easily used for solo performers, promotional music events, orchestral symphonies and complete bands without any additional plugins etc. This music theme got the status of one of the best WordPress themes in 2013 and continues to be the leader in 2014 as well.

It is a fully responsive theme and has a multi-level dropdown menu. It is cross browser compatible and can be viewed equally good on all major browsers.

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7 Bazar Shop

Bazar Shop is a theme that is powered by Woo Commerce which is neat but powerful at the same time. With this theme, you can focus on the product listing of your products without worrying about the backend issues. The theme offers powerful administration options for creating an online shop by using a custom builder and with unlimited styles. This theme was a hit on the Themeforest WordPress themes market in 2013 and will also be all rage in 2014 as well.

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8 Foodie

The Foodie wordpress theme is a perfect theme for you if you are a food critic, a master chef or anyone who likes to share information related to food on website. The food can be shown to best possible visual taste because of the huge post images and the actual magic of cooking can be conveyed excellently by using video embeds. Its own ingredients and recipe builder builds visually appealing recipes for your blog by simply entering the ingredients of your dishes.

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9 BlogNews

The core of every content rich website is a blog. The weblogs have evolved from the original personal opinion places to  varied content and fashionable formats. BlogNews is counted among the best WordPress themes you will find. It is a big candidate for prime slot in the news/blog/magazine category. The theme gets the special status because of it offering two layouts for the home page – either magazine style or blog style. You are free to select any of the 6 color schemes and countless font styles options. The theme creates automatic thumbnails to keep your home page visually appealing with images. There are 74 different options available on the theme settings panel.

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10 Divi – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Divi can be classified as a multi-purpose premium WordPress theme, but still it is mainly recommended for events like wedding sites or sites related to parenting, pregnancy tips and advice. It is also a great theme for products and services promotion using its many post types that can be customized. The theme has multi-page templates and offers two homepage layout options.

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11. GoMedia

This is a very recently released premium theme from Theme Junkie and we have all the praise for it. This is an excellent full page, responsive theme with very nice typography and beautiful design. It is easy to use and comes with greater control on where the widgets will display. One of our current favorites and likely to remain one for a long time.

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Best WordPress Themes (FREE) 2014

WordPress is not an ordinary blogging platform of previous years. With an age of almost one decade and thousands of developers working to improve it everyday, it has turned out to be the most popular way of creating websites. This immense interest has made WordPress rise from the humble beginnings and now thousands of people every day leverage WordPress to create and establish their business and personal websites on internet.

However, few people understand that their WordPress theme is an actual reflection of their own business and their own self. Although everyone understands that he or she can have the freedom to reflect their own aesthetics in the design of their website, but it is important that you should properly reflect the industry or the audience of your website in the design of it. There are different themes and they vary in coding and fonts, widgets, page templates, responsiveness of designs and layout builders that can modify and tailor the design according to your personal choice.

To put it in simple words, themes are a very easy way to make a website according to your own wishes and to make your website stand out among the rest of the crowd of websites. But this gets a bit tough because choosing one theme out of thousands of WordPress themes is not an easy task.

To make things easier for you, give below is our pick of the best WordPress themes that are available. All of these are free WordPress themes and you get these absolutely free. Some of these themes are good for business sites and professional blogger and some are good for photo enthusiasts and something for everyone. While checking these, you can also explore WordPress full theme directory where an even larger listing of additional themes is available. You can also have a look at the best WordPress plugins for supercharging your website.

Free WordPress Themes

Responsive ( Download theme)

Responsive is the most popular WordPress theme as of this date having more than 750,000 downloads from the time when it was initially released and has a grid system which is fluid and remains appealing irrespective of whether you see it on mobile devices or desktops. The theme comes with 11 widget ares, 9 page templates, four menu positions and 6 template layouts. The theme has a reputation for its minimalism and perfect reliability which makes is the a simple theme which everyone admires.

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Customizr ( Download theme)

Customizr is an excellent free WordPress theme built on Twitter Bootstrap framework and CSS3 and HTML5. The theme from Nikeo has some excellent features and design elements which among others include logos, individual skins, sliders, social profiles, many layout designs and featured home blocks. This is a responsive and clean theme having a responsive slider generator as well and a very prominent call-to-action button to gain attention of users to click on it. All these features are easily customizable with the built-in WordPress theme customizer which can be easily used by beginners as well.

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Attitude ( Download theme)

Attitude is a theme that stands for elegance and simplicity in the list of best wordpress themes. This is a flagship theme from Themehorse and has a highly-customizable page builder with other features like five page templates, five widget areas, two layouts for site and a lot many other features which provide the ideal starting point when start building your site. The theme supports almost all plugins like (Breadcrumb NavXT or WP-PageNavi etc.) This is a retina optimized theme which means that it give excellent display on high resolution mobile devices and tablets.

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Swift Basic ( Download theme)

Swift Basic is a theme that has been praised in many circles over and over again for its excellent page loading times by assigning priority to important sections on a page for loading first. This theme’s design is a bit magazine-heavy with eight widget areas, many side bar options and feature post slider but still many design aspects and meta info is customizable by using the simple drag and drop interface. All standard features of WordPress like post types, menus, post formats etc are available in this with the design optimized for SEO and speed.

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Lensa ( Download theme)

A proper theme is that gives a professional look to your website. Lensa is one of those best wordhpress themes that has  a full-screen gallery with many slideshow effects, five gallery templates, custom shortcodes. A widget sidebar manager is also available in the admin panel. The theme is based on HTML5 and CSS3 which means that it is compatible with modern mobile devices and browsers. It also has multilingual support. A simple minimization button can showcase your background image and hide content.

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Eclipse ( Download theme)

The eclipse theme from CyberChimps is the leader when it comes to drag-and-drop and perfect responsiveness. It has many drag and drop elements like feature slider, post or page content and portfolios. There are many other additional options too which include different layouts and sidebars to customize the each and every aspect of your website according to your actual desires. This offers a high degree of customization and is a polished theme. But since it offers a high degree of customization options, it could appear at first a bit difficult for those who are not that tech-savvy.

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Spun ( Download theme)

This is a theme that is quite different from other best wordpress themes and has an emphasis on featured images which represent your posts. The layout is responsive which still keeps the design as distinctive irrespective of whether you see it on a desktop, smartphone or an iPad. Many sections like footer withe widgets and additional information remain grayed out and become active only when the mouse is hovered over them which makes the content pop in an eye catching fashion.

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Fizz ( Download theme)

There are not  a lot of things to say about Fizz but it is not a thing that should set you off at all. This is a theme that is a gorgeous creation by Site5 and offers just about sufficient features for the beginners and wordpress experts alike. This theme has widget support, two page layouts and threaded comments and featured posts with vertical sliding features and there are 8 built-in color themes (blue, brown, black, red, green, white and pink). This theme also supports Google Web Fonts and custom typography. It also has stats codes and out of the bx pagination but the simple to use admin panel makes using all of these features really easy.

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Boldr Lite ( Download theme)

The lite version of Boldr does not as many features as those available in the pro version of the theme but it still has enough customization tools and settings which are based on Icefit framework. The unique layout builder offers many layout schemes with a rich selection of more than 600 fonts and unlimited number of sidebars. There are many shortcodes which can be used with the visual content editor. Just like most of the recommended themes, this one is also responsive which means best viewing without any effect due to change of screen size.

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Pinboard ( Download theme)

It can be clearly said that Pinboard theme was designed keeping in view the multimedia content because it offers so many layout options and custom designs. The theme is based on a very flexible and advanced  grid system which easily adapts to screen size. Custom portfolio sections and landing pages are a plus in this theme. The users can also change post formats, thumbnails, embed video or audio which they can feature alongside normal design elements and text. The theme has excellent speed times and is easy to quickly navigate. It is an ideal theme with advanced customization options which are easy even for novice users.

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Best Free Ebook Cover Design Software Online

It is a daily requirement of internet marketers, especially of those dealing in information products. They need book cover design and most of them are promoting or offering ebooks on their squeeze pages or selling ebooks as information products. These marketers need ebook cover design to make their ebooks look professional and appealing.

Online Ebook Cover Design Design

Those internet marketers who are entrenched and have established themselves generally pay other graphic designers for their book cover design. However, they can definitely save dollars spend on pro ecover design if they use the product i am going to recommend. The solution i am talking about is an online ebook cover creator. I have recently used MyEbookCoverMaker and i have found it thoroughly worth recommending.

This is an easy to use online ebook cover solution which gives you unlimited ecover designs. Presently they have 90 designs in their portfolio and they keep on adding more designs.  You can check the website and create a few ebook covers yourself to know how professional this ebook cover design solution is and how easy it is to create ebook cover using their service.

The best thing about myebookcovermaker is that you get hundreds of free graphics for use in your ebook cover. Even there are stock images for you to use freely, though these will cost many dollars per image if you buy these independently. Here is how i went ahead for a test drive and created an ebook cover in minutes using this best ecover design service online.

If you have come to conclude that how easy it is to create ebook cover desing yourself, then you may like to sign up at the myebookcovermaker.com using the below image/link an start creating your own beautiful and stunning looking ebook cover designs in minutes and start saving.

 

Best Android ePub Reader: Top Three

Did you know that you can use your android device to read e-books? There are many apps that let you read e-book. The epub format is the most common format in android e-readers. If you are a book lover then you should take a look at all the e-readers available and find the best android epub reader for your needs.

Why should I read e-books on my phone?

If you like reading books then you have probably faced situations where you wished you had a book with you but were unable to fulfill that wish because you did not bring any book with you. That’s why having an e-reader makes a lot of sense.

With an e-reader, you can carry your entire library in your pocket wherever you go and start reading whenever you feel like it! That’s why you should get the best android epub reader to make the most of your device’s book reading capabilities.

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What are best android epub reader apps?

Some of the popular epub readers for android are; Aldiko, Moon+ Reader and Mantano Reader. All of these apps have their paid and free versions. Choosing the best android epub reader among these three can be difficult as they all have their pros and cons. Aldiko has an attractive interface but it has a clumsy in book control system. Mantano reader allows you to keep a detailed catalogue of all your e-books but it takes too long to load on older phones. Moon+ Reader is a very functional and good looking e-reader but there are no sync options.

So which one is the best android epub reader?

Of the three e-readers listed above, the best one is Moon+ Reader. It has a lot of customizable options and animations and countless other helpful features. It has a good catalogue system for e-books and compared to the other two, it is the best android epub reader.

Best Web Hosting Cnet: Recommended Hosts

Finding best web hosting is not less than a challenge however, best web hosting CNET recommendations are a good start . Cnet is a top review site and has also given best web hosting CNET recommendation.

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These best web hosting CNET recommendations are available on CNET website. In fact people visiting Cnet for best web hosting CNET can find some very good hosts listed there. And to top it up they can get nice discounts when they order hosting from best web hosting CNET recommended hosts.

Top Three Best Web Hosting CNET Recommended Hosts

The first best web hosting CNET recommended host is inMotion Hosting which offers special discount to users referred by CNET. In fact they give 6 months free to CNET users on two of their packages. This six months free offer is available when you buy one year hosting from iMotion Hosting. The price for one year package named Launch is $47.70. However, this is practically quite costly because you can find a lot of good web hosts who are not as restrictive as this inMotion Hosting offer. It allows you only 2 databases for example on Launch package.

The second best hosting CNET recommendation is HostGator. This is an established name in web hosting and one of the biggest web hosts around. Their cheapest web hosting plan is $3.96 per month for one domain. If you want to host unlimited domains you will need to buy a plan at $6.36 per month. All of their plans offer unlimited storage and bandwidth.

The third best web hosting CNET recommend host is HostMetro. It 25% discount to all cNet users. It appears to be nubmer one among best web hosting CNET recommendations because it allows you to host unlimited domains even on the basic package which costs $3.49 per month. best-web-hosting-cnet

 

These are three best web hosting CNET recommended hosts. Apart from these three best web hosting CNET recommendation page also features two other web hosts which are JustCloud Hosting and SiteGround Hosting.

But you can also find many cheaper web hosts offering the quality of service similar to best hosting CNET recommended hosts. You may like to visit Hosting offers section of Web Hosting Talk forums.

WordPress Oxygen Theme: Review and Where to Download it From

WordPress Oxygen theme is a nice and beautifully designed theme for wordpress magazine sites. WordPress oxygen theme will help you create a nice, balanced looking wordpress magazine style blog.

Features in WordPress Oxygen Theme

It has a Showcase page template built-in which you could use to showcase content of your blog in a magazine style.

You can customize this theme for a customized appearance regardless of the fact that it is a beautiful theme out of the box. The developers of WordPress Oxygen theme have provided with customization options. You can customize the background, create custom menus and customize header. Additionally you could further tweak the customization with many other options provided with wordpress oxygen theme.wordpress-oxygen-theme

You could play with five font sizes, nine font families and customizable  link colors. The screenshot below indicates these customizations available in WordPress Oxygen theme.

WordPress Oxygen theme supports widgets and comes with seven widget areas. Four footer column widgets and an After post Widget are also available. However, these are optional and you will need to enable these footer and after post widgets in wordpress oxygen theme.

This theme also comes with three custom menus which are available in only best premium themes. The Primary Menu and Secondary Menu are displayed on top and the third Tertiary Menu is for footer area.

Another positive aspect of WordPress Oxygen theme is its responsive design. This means that the theme is intelligent enough to understand which device is accessing your website or blog and presents a device optimized view to the user. This would mean that your blog will be suitable for not only desktops and laptops but also for mobile devices like iPad, Cell phones and other mobile devices.

Where to Download WordPress Oxygen Theme From

The WordPress Oxygen theme is free and available for WordPress.com blogs as well as for self hosted blogs based on WordPress.org.

Web Hosting WordPress Theme: Five Best Web Hosting WordPress Themes

If you are looking for a web hosting wordpress theme, you can find an excellent web hosting wordpress theme. But if you are looking for a free web hosting wordpress theme, then you will be limited for choices because chances are that you will find it really difficult to get a free web hosting wordpress theme.

It is recommended that you invest in a good web hosting wordpress theme if you want to give your web hosting website a professional look. You might find many free web hosting  themes, but apart from one or two all those themes are more for blogging than for showcasing a web hosting business.

In order to succeed in web hosting business, your website which is the face of your business, plays most important role. If you invest in hosting business and do not spend some money on a good-looking and professional web hosting wordpress theme, your web hosting business will struggle from the start. In the absence of a solid-looking web hosting wordpress theme, your website will look untidy.

This is not good because web hosting is a business which is mostly done through online presence. And an excellent hosting wordpress theme is the ideal investment you can make in your web hosting success.

Free Web Hosting WordPress Theme

If you want a free web hosting wordpress theme, then the only good  wordpress theme you can find is Host Chilly Theme. A screenshot of this  theme is given below. You can also see a demo of the theme and download it.

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You can find more free web hosting wordpress themes at Themes Junction.

Premium Web Hosting WordPress Theme

However, if you need really good premium web hosting wordpress theme, here are the top five best wordpress hosting themes.

1. Phenomenon

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2. RackHost

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3. Simple Hosting

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4. Clean Hosting

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5. Just Hosting

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I hope you will find your best web hosting wordpress theme out of these options.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review

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The new Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is a laptop / tablet running on Windows 8. The display screen of Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is rotatable, so it can be used as a laptop or a tablet.

Hardware

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has a black soft touch finish with round corners. It has an island style keyboard with a red pointer stick. The design is almost the same as any other Lenovo ThinkPad but it also indicates that this Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is a low end machine. There is a silver colored band around the lid that is supposed to look as if it was made of metal but it is just a band of glossy plastic. There is also a plastic band which houses the volume and Start button.  Even though it might look like a low end machine it still has a very solid feel.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist weights at 3.48 pounds. This makes Lenovo ThinkPad Twist a bit heavier than most 12 inches Windows 8 touch screen convertibles. To convert the laptop into a tablet, you have to rotate the display screen clock wise motion. Around the machine you will find a Ethernet jack, two 3.0 USB ports, a 3.5mm headphones jack, a mini Display port, a mini HDMI socket and a memory card reader.

The keyboard is the same island design used on older version of ThinkPad. There are a few changes like the keys are now 30 perfect larger and the page up / down key sits beside the arrow keys. You will also find Windows 8 hotkeys on the keyboard. The touch pad supports all of Windows 8 gestures but still it needs a bit of work as some times the cursor will stop short of what you wanted to click.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has 12.5 inches touch screen with 1366 x 768 resolutions and it is covered in Gorilla Glass. The colors are well balanced and the viewing angles are really good. The sound output is good as long as you keep the volume low.

The new Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is powered by a Core i5 3317U CPU with HD 4000 GPU and hybrid storage of 500GB drive and a 24GB flash storage. Lenovo ThinkPad Twist takes about 17 seconds to fully boot up, which is slow than most Windows 8 machines. The battery life of Lenovo ThinkPad Twist with nonstop video play back while having Wi-Fi enabled is about four hours and 20 minutes.

Software

Just like every other Windows 8 machine, the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist comes loaded with preinstalled free bloat ware. You will find Ever Note, Skype, Amazon Kindle app, Accu Weather, rara.com steaming service, eBay and Intel AppsUp.com shortcut. The other more useful apps that you will find includes a Norton Internet Security trail version, Microsoft Office, USB blocker, Tune-up utilities, an energy saving profile, Lenovo Solution for Small Business and Lenovo Support. You will also get Lenovo Cloud Storage powered by Sugar Sync.

Conclusion

To sum it all up, the new Lenovo ThinkPad Twist has a wonderful display and an excellent keyboard. Even though the track pad has minor issues and the battery life is quite short, the Lenovo Think Pad Twist is still a good machine for business use.

LG Optimus L9 Review : A Great Phone With Average Camera and Poor Battery

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LG Optimus L9 is the newest smartphone of LG Optimus L series. The LG Optimus L9 is said to be the replacement for LG Optimus L7.

Hardware

LG Optimus L9 has the same design as LG Optimus L7, even the button layout is the same. It is black and a chrome trim with Gorilla Glass covering the front side. It has physical home button with menu and back capacitive keys.  The back side has a texture matte finish, with multiple small dots.

The LG Optimus L9 has a 4.5 inches qHD TFT LCD with 960 x 540 resolutions. It has good viewing angles with sharp text and rich colors. Even under sun light the display is usable but you would have to turn the brightness up to 100 percent. Sadly the lack of a light sensor means that you would have to adjust the level of brightness each time the lighting conditions change.

Above the display you will find a front facing video call VGA camera and a T-Mobile branding. The power button is on the right side and on the left is the volume rocker. The 3.5mm headphones jack is on the top. On the back is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. On the lower end of the back side you will see a small opening for external speaker. On the bottom you will find the micro USB port. The micro SD and SIM card slot can be found under the back cover.

LG Optimus L9 is powered by dual core 1GHZ TI OMAP 4430 with a Power VR SGX 450 GPU. The processor is out dated as it used in last year’s smart phones. Even though the processor is out dated, it still has good performance. Opening, closing and switch apps is fast, zooming in and out on a web page is smooth but it has a bit of a lag when rendering images. It takes about 21 seconds for the smart phone to fully boot up.

The battery of LG Optimus L9 will last a little more than five hours, with nonstop video play back while having Wi-Fi enabled, which seems a bit poor. With normal usage you would be able to squeeze out about nine hours of battery life.

Software and Camera

LG Optimus L9 runs on skinned version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The overlay skin is seen on most LG smart phones. The skin is known as UI 3.0, this skin is quite light compared to other Android skins. For example the lock screen allows you to swipe in any direction unlock. It also gives access to four customizable apps.

The Quick Setting menu is now in the notification drawer on LG Optimus L9. You can adjust different settings by simply swiping your fingers, settings like sound, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. You can also add a toggle for brightness in the Quick Setting menu. This is quite useful as the phone lacks an auto brightness sensor.

The default on screen keyboard of LG Optimus L9 is almost the same as Swype. On which you form words by swiping your finger over the keys. This is all good if you’re used to Swpye but if you try to enter words the old fashioned way, the keyboard becomes quite choosy and vague. Sadly there is no way to switch back to the stock keyboard of Ice Cream Sandwich.

The LG Optimus L9 has the same Camera interface as most other LG smart phones, so if you have used other LG smart phones, the interface should look familiar to you. The controls on the left side allow to you adjust the scene mode, image size, ISO setting, timer, white balance, geo tagging setting, color effects and even shutter sound.

The 5 megapixel camera of LG Optimus L9 can record videos up to 1080p HD and the front facing video call camera maxes out VGA. The 1080p video is sharp and satisfactory while using auto focus, but it doesn’t handle shadows and low light very well. The still shots output is not impressive as the image quality is a bit low and colors are washed out.

Conclusion

To sum it all up, the LG Optimus L9 has a good design and a wonderful display but has a short battery life, an average camera and no brightness sensor. Even though this is a decent looking low budget smart phone, it’s not the best because there are still better options in the market.

Apps For Android Tablet

apps-for-android-tabletsYou got yourself an Android tablet and are looking for some classy apps. Here is a review of some of the best apps for android tablet.

Best apps for android tablet:

  • Plume:

One of the most famous social networking sites is Twitter but unfortunately, it is not a tablet friendly app.  The plume is a beautiful, highly customizable twitter client.  This app is the creation of the famous owners of the app Beautiful widgets.  The plume is one the best know twitter clients for android. It colorizes your timeline, supports multiple twitter accounts and has scrollable widgets to display your twitter timeline on your homepage.

Here is a link to this app for android tablet:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.levelup.touiteur&hl=en

  • Friendcaster:

It has been reported by some of the users that the app friendcaster, which is a Facebook app, is a much better tablet app than the official Facebook app, as it gives you real time Facebook notifications and includes all your most-used Facebook features like status updates, photos, messages, events, groups, check-ins and more. It is the only Facebook real time notification supporting app available on the Google Play. This immensely popular has over 300,00 downloads with tons of positive reviews.

Here is a link to this app for android tablet:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.senab.blueNotifyFree

  • Movies by Flixter

Do want to stay updated with all the new movies, their trailers and reviews? This app for android tablet is the best for this purpose. It has all the local listening show times, trailers and reviews and all that for free. This app has been featured by Google Play in the Editor’s Choice app. With this amazing app, you are free to use any of these mentioned features:

ü  Stream and download movies

ü  Browse box office movies

ü  Browse upcoming movies

ü  Get critic reviews

ü  Create your own movie recommendation lists

ü  Manage your Netflix queue

ü  Watch high quality trailers

In case you have made your mind to get the services of this app for android tablet, here is a link to this app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.flixster.android

  • IMDb Movies:

Are you confused and can’t make up your mind that whether you should watch the movie or not? Do you want to see a movie of a particular actor? Are you not able to remember the actor of a particular movie? This app for android tablet has all the answers to all your questions. It has over 2 million movies and TV titles and has 4 million celebrities, directors and other crew member’s profiles.

Here is the link to download this app for android tablet:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imdb.mobile

  • CNN:

Receive all the breaking news direct on your tablet on the home screen through this app for android tablet.  This is a smart, sleeker and easy way to get updated with what is happening in the world. You get access to live video, breaking news and much more. You can even submit your own report through the app and it may get published over the channel

Here is a link to this wonderful and informative app for android tablet:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cnn.mobile.android.tablet