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Xolo Q1010i Pros and Cons Full Review

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Xolo Q1010i costs around 13,000 RS in India. It have 5-inch HD IPS OGS Display, 1 GB RAM , 4 GB Internal Memory and powered by  MediaTek 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor. Xolo Q1010i comes with non-removable battery, this ensures the elegant  and slim look of the phone.   There are dual mic’s for noise cancellation as well as LED notification. The Touch screen is smooth and responsive, and it have  Gloves option that will increase the touch sensitivity. There is 1GB on-board RAM and you get around 760MB free on the first boot. And of the 4GB internal storage 1.75GB is assigned as phone storage and 0.9 GB as space for apps. You can assign the external card as the preferred install location.  If you are planning to buy a smartphone below 20000 (20k) In India  you can also have a look at the Pros and cons review of Intex aqua octa.

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Xolo Q1010i Pros (Advantages)

  •  The Xolo Q1010i is a slim and attractively designed smartphone that comes in a premium design that lends it an appealing look.
  • 5 inch 720P  IPS display looks attractive with good viewing angles.
  • The 8MP camera with LED flash does a pretty decent job. Close ups and long shots are impressive. Also the primary camera can shoot 1080p videos and the video quality is also very good,
  • You can play any HD game on Xolo Q1010i. I tried Modern Combat 4 and Asphalt 8 both of these games running smooth.
  • Q1010i comes loaded with smart features that makes use of on-screen gestures to access apps instantly in sleep or standby mode. For example swipe ‘e’ to launch web browser, ‘c’ for dialer and ‘m’ for camera.
  • 1.3 ghz quad core with 1 GB ram and Mali 400 MP2 GPU does a great job for making the phone lag free.
  • Normally I don’t like the headsets coming with Xolo smartphones. But the headset coming with Xolo Q1010i works great
  • OTG (On The Go) cable support, hence we can use pen drive with Xolo Q1010i
  • Battery is 2250 mAh  but it works great. I played HD games for 40 minutes but the battery only dropped 12%. Anyway we get 1.5 day battery back with normal usage.
  • 4 GB Internal Memory and Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB. We can install applications and games on external sd card.
  • Xolo Q1010i powered byoriginal Android Jelly Bean v4.2 OS. Xolo only customize a little.
  • This smartphone have dual SIM card and both sim support 3G

Xolo Q1010i Cons (Disadvantages)

  • The front camera is little blurry, but it is good enough for video chats. Anyway some users reported that we can fix the blur issue by installing latest software update!
  • Flash should have been better for even better night shots.
  • I found that some users complaining about Xolo after sale service!

The XOLO Q1010i Performance is lag free and smooth. I tried playing MC4 and Asphalt 8 both of these games working smooth. After going through Xolo q1010i pros and cons my opinion is,  In this price range Xolo Q1010i is the best smartphone you can buy in India. After purchasing you can root the Xolo Q1010i smartphone to get the most out of it. Do I missed any pros or cons of this smartphone Please let me know in comments.

Intex aqua octa Pros and Cons Full Review

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Are you going to buy Intex Aqua Octa android powered smartphone? If yes please spend sometime know advantages and disadvantages) of buying  Intex Aqua Octa smartphone. The Intex Aqua Octa costs around Rs. 18,000, and has an inferior screen but better build quality. If you like outsized phones and are on a budget, this is an option to consider. We expect the price to dip a bit lower, which will make it more attractive. The Intex Aqua Octa features a 6-inch HD One-glass Solution (OGS) IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen having a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. The device runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS, powered by the 1.7GHz octa-core processor, supported by 2GB RAM and Mali 450-MP4 GPU.

  • Build Quality

The dimensions of the Intex Aqua Octa handset are 161.06 × 80.86 x 7 mm and it weight approximately 180 grams. The phone feels pretty solid to hold and appears to be of a nice build quality. The build quality is much rougher than the general standard of phones on the market today; even those from Indian brands.  The Aqua Octa is better, but still a bit unpolished, with rickety buttons and low quality printing.  The Aqua Octa comes with a flip-cover case and a clear plastic screen guard.

  • Processor

The octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor is showing up in more and more phones these days, and buyers seem to be impressed. It wasn’t too long ago that we were just becoming acquainted with the idea of a dual-core smartphone processor, but now everyone’s racing to raise that number as far as possible. We’ve already seen that even though the MT6592 is designed around eight relatively weak ARM Cortex A7 cores, it can outperform the quad-core processors that power many of today’s mid-range and high-end phones. Where it lags behind is in graphics performance, thanks to the integrated Mali 450 MP which isn’t very fast.

  • Display

This smartphone carries an IPS HD OGS touch display of 6 inches which provides a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. In this time when local manufacturers are moving towards 1080p screens, a 6 inch 720p screen might just look like a bit of an overstretched.

  • Software

This handset works on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Intex might bring the 4.3 Jelly bean update in future but we’d be surprised if we get to taste the 4.4 Kitkat on it.

  • Camera

This smartphone carries an auto focus rear camera of 13 mega pixels with 1080p full HD video recording and LED flash features. Intex Aqua Octa also features a 5 mega pixel front facing shooter. It looks good on paper but the real world performance is just average and nothing extra ordinary.

Intex aqua octa is dual SIM handset that supports GSM and WCDMA SIMs. It also offers FM Radio and a 3.5 mm audio jack. This handset will be available in white and black color variants.

Intex aqua octa Pros (Advantages):

  • Superb performance and multitasking capability of 1.7GHz MT6592 octa-core processor
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB  internal  Memory (2 GB for apps and 12 GB for media storage)
  • Using the combination of processor, RAM and mali 450 mp4 GPU, you can play almost any HD game on this phone
  • Yamaha dual speakers provides crystal clear sound
  • 6 Inches OGS capacitive display
  • It have 13 Megapixel primary Camera with 5 Megapixel

    Secondary Camera. Both cameras provides good clarity pictures (not great).

Intex aqua octa Cons (Disadvantages):

  • Battery capacity only 2300 mAh,this phone have quad core processor and a 6 Inch big display. So it should be at-least 3000 mAh battery to last a day. if u want to play high end games for this phone you need to carry a power bank.  So the battery is a main disadvantage of  Intex aqua octa.
  • The screen have only 720 x 1280 Pixels  screes resolution. This low screen resolution decreases the display clarity.
  • Intex aqua octa comes with too much preinstalled bloatware applications. So you need to root your device to remove the bloatware system apps such as OLX, BigFlix,, NQ Mobile Security, Intex Game Club and so on.
  • The accessories comes with the phone such as Headphone and charger are Low quality.
  • Intex aqua octa does not support USB OTG ( ability to connect external USB storage device (pen drive, external hard disk etc via OTG cable)!
  • Doesn’t Have A Gyroscope and compass. Gyroscope Determines orientation and rotation and provides more accurate 3D motion tracking than an accelerometer.
  • No wifi tethering and TV output
  • Viewing angle are not great compare to xolo q3000
  • Intex aqua octa  can not able to record Full HD Video
  • This phone should come with android 4.3, FHD (Full HD), Corning gorilla glass , 4G and latest version 4.4 kitkat

The Intex Aqua Octa is quite an average product at this price range. Have a look at the list of Best Smartphones Below 20000 In India 2014 for more best android powered smartphones. Do you know more Intex aqua octa Pros and Cons? Please share it in comment section below.

Best Smartphones Below 20000 In India 2015

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Everyone goes after branded smartphones. But I’m not impressed much about branded smartphones, because I believe in Power.  In an article Amit Banerjee  (famous blogger) wrote that:

[quote_box_center]I don’t waste money now. No show off. Yearly vacations – Yes. Weekend parties – No. No costly gadgets. Dont buy shit you don’t need. Don’t buy “branded” stuff just because every other clueless idiot is doing it. No. Don’t.[/quote_box_center]

So here I’m sharing a list of top 5 Android powered smartphone below 20000 rupees (20k) In India. Most of the phones listed below have octa-core processor (8 cores). Ideally, having more processor cores should allow a device to be more responsive, which means multitasking should feel snappier. After testing Octa-core and quad-core processors it appears that the octa-core MediaTek processors actually do have a performance advantage over the quad-core Qualcomm chip. Of course you don’t get double the performance. Also octa-core processor eats a lot of battery life to work in your 5 or 6 inch smartphones. So don’t buy any smartphone just considering number of cores . Kindly do consider Battery capacity, RAM  and GPU.

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1. Xolo Q3000

Xolo Q3000   The Xolo Q3000 is the first device from the company to incorporate a full HD 1080p screen. Yes, it took a while for Xolo to do that, as we saw the 5.5 inch Q2000 sporting a 720p screen even when it had the MT6589 Turbo inside. But with the Q3000, Xolo has its first 5.7″ device as well as its first 1080p phone, so we felt it would be pretty interesting to check this phone out. You can find more details in Xolo Q3000 in official website. If you already have a Xolo smartphone you can root and install custom recovery  to get most out the amazing specs.

Main Features:

  • 1.5 Ghz MTK 6589 Turbo quad-core processor delivers high performance
  • 2 GB RAM offers enough room to use multiple apps same time.
  • Very high-capacity Li-Ion battery (4000 mAh) offers up to 667 h stand-by and 33 hrs Talk time.
  • 5.7 Inch FHD high-class display with 1920×1080 resolution
  • 16 GB internal storage with expandable micro card slot.
  • Pen drive and other USB storage devices can be easily connect via OTG cable

Purchase Xolo Q3000 From Flipkart for 19500 | Purchase Xolo Q300 0From Snapdeal for 19452 rs

2. Gionee GPAD G4

Gionee-GPAD-G4Gionee is an emerging smartphone segment by establishing itself as a premium brand and has been successful in doing that as well. It has softly launched the Gionee Gpad G4 for Rs 18,999 and the smartphone has a lot going in its favour. It fills the gap for the need of a big screen device in Rs 15,000-20,000 line up for the Chinese manufacturer. Let us have a quick review of the smartphone. You can find more details in Gionee official website.

Main Features:

  • Big 5.7 inch HD screen with 1280 x 720 Pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7, Quad Core Processor
  • 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP front camera with Auto Focus, Face Beauty, Panorama (Horizontal and Vertical), Eraser, Face Detection, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, 99 Snaps in One Click, MAV, Gesture Shot, Smile Shot etc.
  • PowerVR Series5XT GPU helps you to play all HD android games without lag.
  • Awesome DTS 3D Surround Sound
  • 3200 mAh battery is enough for a day battery life with heavy usage

Purchase Gionee GPAD G4 From Flipkart for 17899 rs | Purchase Gionee GPAD G4 From Snapdeal for 18004 rs

3. Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus

Karbonn-Titanium-Octane-Plus Joining the octa-core brigade, Karbonn has launched two smartphones using MediaTek’s low-cost octa-core chips. Dubbed the Titanium Octane and the Titanium Octane Plus, they are priced at Rs 14,490 and Rs 17,990 and will be available in the first week of May. The Karbonn Octane twins have MediaTek’s MT6592 SoCs with octa-core CPUs clocked at 1.7GHz. Other common specs include 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS with A-GPS. Both the Octane phones run Android 4.4 KitKat and are more than well-equipped to handle the OS. Main Features:

  • 1.7GHz MediaTek’s MT6592 SoCs octa-core CPU (8 cores, Superb performance)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera
  • Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • 5 Inch screen with 1080×1920 pixels screen resolution
  • 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage

Disadvantages:

  • Battery capacity is only 2000mAh. You might need to carry a portable battery charger to last the whole day!

Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus expected to bee release on first week of May. So please wait few more days to purchase this incredible smartphone.

4. Micromax Canvas Knight A350

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 Main Features

  • 5 inch Full HD IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 Pixels resolution
  • 2.0GHz Octa core processor (MT6592T) for mid blowing perfomance
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM is enough to run ten or twenty android apps at the same time.
  • 16MP Rear Camera with 8MP Front Camera.
  • 32 GB internal memory

Disadvantages:

  • Battery capacity is only 2350 mAh. If you are a gamer or internet freak the battery may not be last a day!
  • The Micromax Canvas Knight A350 comes with Jellybean OS. But I hope the handset will get a KitKat update soon!

Purchase Micromax Canvas Knight A350 From Official Website for 19,999 rs | Flipkart Online Purchase

5. Intex Aqua Octa

Intex Aqua Octa I little bit confused between Intex Aqua octa and WAMMY PASSION ‘X’ to give 5th position. Because the the Intex Aqua Octa lack a 1080p screen and WAMMY PASSION ‘X’ have it. But in terms of performance and build quality the Intex Aqua Octa stand ahead of Wammy Passion X. The Intex Aqua Octa costs around Rs. 18,000, and has an inferior screen but better build quality. If you like outsized phones and are on a budget, this is an option to consider. We expect the price to dip a bit lower, which will make it more attractive.

Main Features:

  • 1.7GHz octa-core processor and Mali 450-MP4 GPU ensures HD Gameplay.
  •  6 Inches OGS capacitive display
  • 13 Megapixel

    Primary Camera  with  5 Megapixel

    Secondary Camera

  • 2 RAM with 16 GB internal memory
  • Yamaha dual speakers gives you crystal clear sound

Disadvantages:

  • Low screen resolution (72op), most of the octa-core smartphone in this range have a 1080p display.
  • Does not support USB OTG!
  • battery capacity is only 2300 mAh. You can find more Pros and cons of Intex Aqua Octa in detailed review.

Purchase Intex Aqua Octa From FlipkartPurchase Intex Aqua Octa From Snapdeal

I know I didn’t list any branded smartphones here, because I prefer performance rather than brand value.  If you are looking for a smartphone just for show-off  forget this post and buy a iPhone.

How To Root And Install CWM Recovery on Xolo q700/ 800/1000 Without PC

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In this brief tutorial I’m trying to teach you how to root and install CWM (ClockworkMod) or TWRP recovery on Xolo q800 /q700/ q1000. Before begin to root our Xolo smartphone, make sure you know what rooting means and advantages and disadvantages of rooting your Xolo q700/ q800/ q1000. This trick does not required a PC to root and flash custom recovery. You can do it right from your android phone.  Make sure you follow below essential steps before rooting and installing recovery.

  • You should enable USB debugging by going Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging
  • It will highly recommended to backup all your data Stored in your Xolo smart phone. So as to restore it back just in case If you lose or corrupt the data during this Process. But in 99.9% cases rooting and installing CWM recovery doesn’t cause any data lose! You can use MyBackup android app to backup all your personal data in your android phone.
  • Temporary disable security tools as well as Antivirus Installed on your Xolo smartphone as this might Interrupt the process.

By Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you are now ready to proceed further where we will be root and install custom recovery on Xolo q700/ q800/ q1000.

Root Xolo q700/ q800/ q1000 Smartphone

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  • Done! You now successfully rooted your Xolo q700/ q800.

Install ClockWorkMode/ TWRP Recovery On Xolo q700/ q800/ q1000

Clockworkmod recovery comes in two versions- Touch CWM or Non-touch CWM. A large majority of the devices are stuck on the non-touch version, fiddling around with their volume keys to scroll up and down the long lists of items. TWRP for short – is a fully touch-based custom recovery that was initially developed for Nexus devices, but has since been made available for countless other smartphones and tablets as well, in form of both official and third-party builds.To install Recovery in your  Xolo smartphone you need to download compatible recovery image first.Now Download Recovery for your device.

  1. TWRP(TeamWin Recovery Project) for Xolo Q800Download Link
  2. CWM (ClockworkMod recovery) for Xolo Q800Download Link
  3. CWM for Xolo Q700Download Link
  4. CWM for Xolo Q1000Download link
  • Download required custom recovery image for your smartphone from above download links. You may need to extract the download file to get CWM/ TWRP recovery image. To extract right from your android phone you can use ZArchiver android application.
  • Now place recovery.img in root of your SD card (Sdcard/)
  • Download Mobile Uncle MTK tools from play store
  • Launch Mobile Uncle tools and select Recovery Update (as in pic below)

Install CWM-TWRP Recovery on Xolo q800

  • Following Screen will pop up showing recovery.img, select recovery.img and select OK, then reboot into recovery.

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Now you successfully rooted and flashed custom recovery on your Xolo q700/ q800/ q1000 Without PC. Do let me know in the comment Section just in case if you face any issues, I will try to answer it as soon as possible.

Best Android Apps Of All Time Free Download : 2015 List

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This is a small collection of my favourite Android applications. I only included 10 apps in this page, but I  will try to add new and better apps to the list. You can download premium version of all below apps from websites like www.muandroidapk.com.

1. Titanium Backup

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Titanium Backup is the most powerful backup tool on Android. You can backup, restore, freeze all your apps + data + Market links. This includes all protected apps & system apps, plus external data on your SD card. You can do 0-click batch & scheduled backups. Backups will operate without closing any apps. You can move any app (or app data) to/from the SD card. You can browse any app’s data and even query the Market to see detailed information about the app.

Download: 

Titanium Backup ★ root Trial Version From Googleplay

2. Next Launcher 3D Shell

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Next Launcher is a new android  launcher application which is full of glorious 3D elements and dynamic effects. Fancy 3D visual elements, gorgeous transition effects and humanized gestures bring you a unique and splendid operation experience and visual enjoyment. Time to get rid of the flat traditional launcher and embrace REAL 3D Launcher! You deserve it!

Download:

Next Launcher 3D Shell Trial Version From Googleplay

3. SwiftKey Keyboard

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SwiftKey Keyboard is the best keyboard available for Android. SwiftKey got Webby Award, Global Mobile Award for Innovation and over 70,000 reviews on Google play. We can type in up to three languages simultaneously. SwiftKey replaces the default keyboard on your android phone with one that understands how words work together, giving the world’s most accurate auto correct and predicting your next word before you press a key.

Download:

 SwiftKey Keyboard 30 day Trial Version From Googleplay

4. Poweramp Music Player

Poweramp Music Player androidPoweramp is a powerful music player for Android. It can play mp3, mp4/m4a (incl. alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aif formats. Also it have 10 band optimized graphical equalizer, separate powerful Bass and Treble adjustment, stereo eXpansion, balance, crossfade etc. Poweramp plays songs from folders and from own library and you can create dynamic queue .

Download:

 Poweramp 14 day Trial Version From Googleplay

5. IM+ Pro

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One app, all your messaging. IM+ Pro supports all major IM services, including Facebook, Skype, MSN/Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MeinVZ, Gadu-Gadu, RenRen, Jabber, mig33, SINA Weibo, Fetion, Mamba.Ru, VKontakte, Yandex IM, Odnoklassniki.Ru and Mail.Ru Agent.

Download:

 IM+ Free Version From Googleplay

6. ES File Explorer File ManagerES-File-Explorer-File-Manager

 

ES, 300 millions global downloads, file manager trend leader on Android! Rated as one of best resource management tools on Android market. ES File Explorer is a free, full-featured file and application manager. It functions as all of these apps in one: file manager, application manager, task killer, download manager, cloud storage client (compatible with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box.net, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3, and Ubuntu One…), FTP client, and LAN Samba client. It provides access to pictures, music, video, documents, and other files on both your Android devices and your computers.

Download:

ES File Explorer File Manager Free  From Googleplay

7. Super-Bright LED Flashlight

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Super-Bright LED Flashlight instantly turns your device into a bright flashlight. The ultimate lighting tool takes full advantage of the LED light. Strobe/Blinking Mode is also supported and it’s FREE! You can switch On/Off the light just like using a real flashlight. Also Super-Bright LED Flashlight supports blinking Mode and you can adjust blinking frequency. Also it features stunning graphics, This is the most beautiful flashlight you can get in hand!

Download:

Super-Bright LED Flashlight For Free From Googleplay

8. Video Converter Android

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Video Converter Android application is the best video and audio convertor available on Googleplay. With the background ffmpeg library support, Video converter for Android can convert almost any video formats to mpeg4 and h264 videos, including asf, avi, divx, flv, m2v, m4v, mjpeg, mkv, mov, mpg, ogg, ogv, rm, rmvb, webm, wmv, dv4 etc. instead of using MX Video Player, MoboPlayer, DoubleTwist Player, mVideoPlayer, VPlayer, RockPlayer and many other video players to play the video in various formats, you can use Video Converter for Android to convert the video to formats Android support, and play the video using system player with hardware acceleration. It gives you better video experience.

Download:

Video Converter Android For Free From Googleplay

9. MX Player

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MX Player – The best way to enjoy your movies. MX player plays almost any video formats including asf, avi, divx, flv, m2v, m4v, mjpeg, mkv, mov, mpg, ogg, ogv, rm, rmvb, webm, wmv, dv4 without converting. It have HARDWARE ACCELERATION, MULTI-CORE DECODING and SUBTITLE support. Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder. Also it allows you to easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across the screen. Zoom and Pan is also available by option.

Download:

MX Player For Free From Googleplay

10. Advanced Download Manager

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Advanced Download Manager allows you to download up to three files simultaneously with accelerated multithreading (9 parts) technology. It automatically intercept links from the browser and clipboard. Also this application supports resume supported download, backup list of downloads and settings on SD card and ave different file types in different folders.

Other Features:

  • Icon of the program and downloading progress in the notification panel;
  • Completion notification by sound and vibration
  • built-in browser for sites with registration
  • plan files download on a schedule;
  • idget on your home screen;
  • site manager etc.

Download:

Advanced Download Manager For Free From Googleplay

Here are few articles, which will help you to make use of your android device:

If you enjoyed this list of best android apps of all time, don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Twitter and let others know about this must have android apps.  Also, if you have any favourite android apps other than listed above do let me know via comments.

What To Do After Dropping Phone In Water?

What To Do After Dropping Phone In Water?

I strongly recommend to read full post because we can’t predict this will never happens. Dropped your mobile phone in water? Are you  confused about What To Do After Dropping Phone In Water? Firstly, retrieve your mobile phone as soon as from the water straight away. It will decrease the risk of damage. As we know the circuit board is the heart of every electronic device including mobile handsets. So there is more chance for a short circuit when it meets the water. So follow below steps:

  • Do not press any buttons, since putting pressure on the keys could shift liquid further into the device.
  • In all cases, the best thing to do is immediately pull out the battery, thus minimizing power to the device that may cause it to short circuit. Tis is very important! Also shake it to dry fast.
  • Remove any peripherals and attachments on your phone, such as cases.
  • Dry off everything with a towel, including the exterior of your handset, being careful not to let any water drain into openings on the phone.
  • Extract the SIM card and any SD cards it carries, leaving ports or covers on your handset open to aid ventilation.
  • Even when everything’s dry, it’s very likely there’s latent moisture within the device that you’ll want to get out before turning it on. The most oft-reported fix for a sodden phone is to bury the handset in a bowl of dry rice. You can also use silica gel packs — the kind used in shoe boxes — to greater effect. It is better to put it in rice for a day or two.

Bury The Phone In Dry Rice

  • Place your phone in an airtight container and completely cover it with your choice of desiccant. Leave the container for 24-48 hours for the material to draw all the moisture out of your handset.
  • When you’re confident it’s dried out, replace the battery and try switching it on.

I hope this guide will helps you to fix your phone after dropping it in water. If you know any other tips share it in comment section.