Reviews

Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Review: The holy grail of smartphones

By on August 9, 2016 at 11:46 AM.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Review: The holy grail of smartphones

Playing the price-specification game is nothing new for Xiaomi. Well, in many ways it started the trend. So the Redmi 3s Prime, with its metal body, 13-megapixel camera, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, doesn't really surprise. In fact, it is a natural adaptation of the Redmi Note 3 with a lower resolution HD display and a cheaper processor, which reflects in the price difference. However, the Redmi 3s Prime is more, much more, than just the specification and features, which you can only realize after using the phone. I used the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime as my primary smartphone for more than a week and here's my review. More →
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Xiaomi Redmi 3s, Redmi 3s Prime launched in India: Price, specifications and first impressions

By on August 3, 2016 at 1:27 PM.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s, Redmi 3s Prime launched in India: Price, specifications and first impressions

Xiaomi's entry-level Redmi series of smartphones have always been a crowd pleaser. Be it the Redmi 1s, Redmi 2 or Redmi 2 Prime, all of them in many ways changed how we perceived entry-level smartphones. Xiaomi introduced the concept of premium affordable smartphones with this line-up and in a way made the statement that an affordable device does not need to be cheap. Xiaomi did not launch the Redmi 3 in India but today launched the Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime, with which it hopes to redefine the affordable smartphone segment yet again. More →
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Elon Musk outlines Tesla’s master plan to dominate Uber and the world

By on July 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM.

Elon Musk outlines Tesla’s master plan to dominate Uber and the world

When it comes to moonshots, it doesn't get bigger than Elon Musk. Many consider Musk to be the real-life Iron Man, betting on things no one else would only because he felt it was required for the betterment of humankind. Take Tesla Motors, the company he founded after selling Paypal, to make electric cars when mainstream car makers failed to sell them. He is betting on solar energy, where he hopes every household would have its own personal electricity generation grid. Now that Musk has shown the world that Tesla can make and sell gorgeous and powerful electric cars apart from landing a stage one rocket back on ground for reuse, Musk is taking his ambition to the next level and has outlined the master plan for Tesla for the next decade. More →
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Reliance Jio to offer unlimited data, voice services for Apple iPhone users

By on July 16, 2016 at 8:27 PM.

Reliance Jio to offer unlimited data, voice services for Apple iPhone users

Earlier this week Reliance Jio kicked off its Preview Offer to select Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Now the carrier is planning to offer the same to select Apple iPhone users. The offer is likely to be announced next week. More →
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Reviews

Xiaomi Mi Max Review: Gulliver in the land of Lilliputs

By on June 30, 2016 at 6:23 PM.

Xiaomi Mi Max Review: Gulliver in the land of Lilliputs

There are a few things that anyone should absolutely never ever do. Like mixing soda in a fine single malt whisky. Or reaching an Indian wedding on time. Or trusting Bangalore's traffic. Or using a phone that's bigger than your face. The Xiaomi Mi Max barely makes the cut for the last thing in my 'never to do' list. More →
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Kindle Oasis review: Just another perfect (and pricey) Kindle

By on June 28, 2016 at 4:58 PM.

Kindle Oasis review: Just another perfect (and pricey) Kindle

Let me begin with a question to existing Kindle owners. Have you, ever since you have bought your Kindle, felt the need to upgrade? Well, chances are that your answer is No. And, Amazon is desperately trying to turn that answer into a Yes. E-book readers are a niche category, and with every new release Amazon is trying to make the Kindle more aspirational (and their pricing sure seems to reflect that). More →
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India says yes to Apple Stores, relaxes local sourcing norms for FDI in single brand retail

By on June 20, 2016 at 3:48 PM.

India says yes to Apple Stores, relaxes local sourcing norms for FDI in single brand retail

The Indian government has relaxed its FDI norms for single brand retail, which would enable Apple to launch its iconic stores in the country. "It has now been decided to relax local sourcing norms up to three years and a relaxed sourcing regime for another five years for entities undertaking Single Brand Retail Trading of products having ‘state-of-art’ and ‘cutting edge’ technology," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement announcing new relaxations in FDI norms. More →
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Moto Z and Moto Mods will launch in India by October

By on June 15, 2016 at 2:10 PM.

Moto Z and Moto Mods will launch in India by October

Lenovo's latest Moto flagship smartphone, the Moto Z, will launch in India in September-October along with the global launch. "Mods with the Moto Z will define a new category of products," Aymar de Lencquesaing, Senior Vice President, Lenovo Group, Co-President, Mobile Business Group, Chairman & President, Motorola Mobility, said at a media briefing today.  More →
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OnePlus 3 priced in India at Rs 27,999, to be Amazon exclusive

By on June 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM.

OnePlus 3 priced in India at Rs 27,999, to be Amazon exclusive

Just ahead of its launch event tonight, OnePlus has revealed in a newspaper ad that the OnePlus 3 smartphone will be priced at Rs 27,999 in India. It will be exclusively available on Amazon India. The photo and the specifications revealed in the ad are almost identical to what we had heard so far. More →
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Hands On

YU Yunicorn first impressions: A new beginning

By on June 7, 2016 at 9:52 AM.

YU Yunicorn first impressions: A new beginning

YU is one of the newest smartphone brands, barely 18-months-old. Launched as Micromax's answer to Xiaomi, YU has had its share of hits and misses. Its last flagship smartphone, the Yutopia, was a stunner when it came to hardware and design but was let down by its software. However, the brand has moved on and launched the Yunicorn, which goes on sale today exclusively on Flipkart. I have been using the Yunicorn for the last few days and here are my first impressions. More →
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