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  • Hands On

    KFC and Mountain Dew Gamer’s Box 2.0 lets you munch on a burger and sip soda while you game on your smartphone

    By on July 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

    KFC and Mountain Dew Gamer’s Box 2.0 lets you munch on a burger and sip soda while you game on your smartphone

    Have you ever been told off for using your smartphone at dinner time? Well, now you can do it officially, if you manage to get hold of the new KFC and Mountain Dew Gamer’s Box 2.0. This strange contraption is essentially a lunchbox and a gamepad for your smartphone in one, which is quite possibly the strangest hybrid device I have ever come across. More →
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  • Reviews

    Lenovo Ideapad 710S Review: Slim and productive

    By on July 26, 2017 at 9:57 AM.

    Lenovo Ideapad 710S Review: Slim and productive

    In the age of convertible laptops and hybrids, traditional laptops still unsurprisingly continue to rule. With around 90 percent of the market still belonging to the traditional laptop space, it’s clear that buyers still look for laptops that focus purely on productivity. But with more buyers using their laptops on the move, the need for portability is particularly highlighted. More →
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  • Reviews

    Gionee A1 Plus Review: Plus on size and battery

    By on July 25, 2017 at 4:40 PM.

    Gionee A1 Plus Review: Plus on size and battery

    The Indian smartphone market is a unique one, thanks to the wide differences in approach by different brands. While one set, led from the front by Xiaomi, sticks to the online space for its ease and affordability of distribution and ability to offer better value, the other set attacks the market with flashy branding, high dealer commissions and powerful and inclusive distribution. While Oppo and Vivo continue to dominate the offline market alongside Samsung and Lenovo, there is one other player from China that is making its own in-roads into the Indian market: Gionee. More →
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  • Features

    OnePlus 5 Reading Mode and Night Mode: Here’s how it works

    By on July 24, 2017 at 9:25 AM.

    OnePlus 5 Reading Mode and Night Mode: Here’s how it works

    The OnePlus 5 has been around for close to a month, and is already being considered among one of the best smartphones of 2017. With powerful hardware, a decent camera, fast charging and more, the smartphone is among the better flagships you can buy, and is priced significantly lower than the competition. We’ve reviewed the OnePlus 5 in detail and have spoken in detail about the battery life as well. More →
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  • ‘Nubia would like to be known as a mobile photography expert’; Eric Hu, Country Head, Nubia speaks on India plans

    By on July 23, 2017 at 12:28 PM.

    ‘Nubia would like to be known as a mobile photography expert’; Eric Hu, Country Head, Nubia speaks on India plans

    The online-first market in India is currently dominated by brands such as Xiaomi and Lenovo, while the offline space continues to be driven by the efforts of Samsung, Vivo and Oppo. With the kind of budgets, efforts and drive that go into holding strong positions in the competitive smartphone industry, it’s hard to imagine any other smartphone makers breaking into the top five any time soon. However, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Nubia is not shying away from the challenge. More →
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  • Reviews

    Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Review: Large is an understatement

    By on July 22, 2017 at 10:22 AM.

    Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Review: Large is an understatement

    There was a time when smartphones were smaller than they are today. The 5-inch mark for a smartphone screen was considered just about where a phone was considered a phablet, and indeed the earliest smartphones to be touted as phablets had screens just larger than five inches. Things have changed of late, and phones with 5.5-inch screens are now considered to be normal. The six-inch mark is now where phones are considered larger than usual. More →
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  • Opinion

    The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 might be a great phone, but it’s still too big to be taken seriously

    By on July 19, 2017 at 8:50 AM.

    The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 might be a great phone, but it’s still too big to be taken seriously

    Smartphones today are a lot larger than they used to be. And a lot more capable. Screen sizes were firmly short of five inches, and anything larger was considered a phablet. However, with 5.5-inch screens becoming the norm, it takes a lot more for a phone to be classified as a phablet. With the newly launched Xiaomi Mi Max 2, it's display is 14 mm shorter than a 7-inch tablet. More →
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  • Hands On

    Xiaomi Mi Max 2 first impressions: The return of the supersized smartphone

    By on July 18, 2017 at 1:07 PM.

    Xiaomi Mi Max 2 first impressions: The return of the supersized smartphone

    The Xiaomi Mi Max and Mi Max Prime were definitely not the start of the idea of the oversized phone, but they have contributed to the success of the concept greatly. While most buyers tend to stick to the safe and easier to handle sizes, media-centric buyers and users who need to read a lot on their phones will prefer the advantage that a big screen has to offer, even if it means having to use an often unwieldy and inconvenient phone. More →
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  • Opinion

    A MediaTek-powered Moto E4 Plus for India shows how competitive the market has become

    By on July 12, 2017 at 4:14 PM.

    A MediaTek-powered Moto E4 Plus for India shows how competitive the market has become

    Lenovo-owned Motorola has consistently offered a certain level of quality with its ‘E’ series of budget smartphones, focusing on software, brand image and basic reliability at competitive prices. And although the Moto E was launched back in 2014 at a price of Rs 6,999, the latest phones in the range, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are a bit more expensive at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively. It’s safe to say that things have changed for Moto’s entry-level range, which is now moving towards offering more in the way of features than its original focus on reliable budget performance and software. More →
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  • Reviews

    Samsung Q8C Curved QLED TV (65-inch) Review: Behold, television

    By on July 12, 2017 at 8:56 AM.

    Samsung Q8C Curved QLED TV (65-inch) Review: Behold, television

    Television and display technology hasn’t changed much over the last 10 years, with LED and LCD flat-panel TVs becoming the norm. Although curved screens and smart connectivity in TVs have added to the feature list on high-end TVs, the basic technology has primarily remained the same. At this point, innovative top-drawer manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony and LG face more competition from affordable brands that offer big screens at low prices, rather than from each other. More →
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