Docoss X1: Not possible to make a 3G Android smartphone for Rs 888, says ICA President

By on April 28, 2016 at 12:56 PM.

Docoss X1: Not possible to make a 3G Android smartphone for Rs 888, says ICA President

Docoss, an unheard of company based out of Jaipur, has suddenly come under limelight by promising a 3G Android smartphone for just Rs 888. But it seems to have all the signs of being yet another Freedom 251, the Noida-based company that said it would launch an Android smartphone for Rs 251. More →
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Reviews

Apple iPhone SE review: Small, powerful

By on April 10, 2016 at 7:32 PM.

Apple iPhone SE review: Small, powerful

"Honey, someone has shrunk my iPhone!" That was my first reaction when I held the tiny iPhone SE for the first time. I'm an iPhone 6s Plus user and my hands felt really large while holding the iPhone SE. Heck, everything feels large in front of it -- I slid the phone into my pocket and it disappeared into the void, unlike the iPhone 6s Plus, which kept peeking out of the other pocket. It's been years since I used a 4-inch iPhone and I'm now accustomed to massive displays. Will I even be able to go back to a tiny display? More →
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WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its billion users

By on April 5, 2016 at 10:55 PM.

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its billion users

WhatsApp today made a major announcement by switching on end-to-end encryption on its platform. The encryption will protect all communication made on its network, be it person-to-person chat, group chat, voice calls, text messages, photos or videos. The encryption comes weeks after Apple was at loggerheads with the FBI and the US Department of Justice over their request to create a backdoor in iOS for authorities to hack into iPhones. More →
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Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: The perfect smartphone money can buy

By on April 5, 2016 at 5:49 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: The perfect smartphone money can buy

During the decade I have spent reviewing smartphones, I had realized early on that there is no such thing as a perfect smartphone. A running joke in our community used to be that all companies leave out at least one feature willingly in order to be able to sell a better successor or other models in its portfolio. Think about it, how many times have you come across a smartphone with a great camera but pathetic battery? Or one that has everything going for it but it requires you to have palms the size of a gorilla's in order to comfortably use it (I'm looking at you, iPhone 6s Plus)? But things are changing, and of all companies, it is Samsung that is changing the status quo with the Galaxy S7. I have been using the Samsung Galaxy S7 as my primary smartphone for the last fortnight and my decade long search for the perfect smartphone is finally over.  More →
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LIVE

Live updates on Apple iPhone SE, iPad Pro 9.7-inch launch: Get price, features and specifications

By on March 21, 2016 at 8:21 PM.

Live updates on Apple iPhone SE, iPad Pro 9.7-inch launch: Get price, features and specifications

We are barely two hours away from Apple’s much awaited 'Let's loop you in' event where it is expected to launch a new compact iPhone SE, and a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The company may also announce the next generation Apple Watch 2 with improved features. Apple is likely to make several other key announcements as well. Apple could also release iOS 9.3, which has been in a public preview for a long time. Finally, we could also see the MacBook lineup getting refreshed. More →
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Opinion

No, Apple is not making the iPhone SE for India

By on March 21, 2016 at 8:36 AM.

No, Apple is not making the iPhone SE for India

There has been a lot of buzz about the iPhone SE leading up to Apple's "Let's loop you in" event tonight. We have already heard a lot about this "trojan horse" iPhone that has the features of the latest iPhone 6s in the handy 4-inch body of the iPhone 5s. Thanks to its smaller footprint, many are also expecting it to be relatively cheaper and the press in India cannot stop harping about how the iPhone SE could bolster Apple's fortunes in India. But if rumors about the iPhone SE's hardware specifications turn out to be true, the iPhone SE would be more about Apple strengthening its hold in the US and Europe than thinking about India. More →
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Reviews

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: The game changer, again!

By on March 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: The game changer, again!

Xiaomi had a relatively quiet second half of 2015 with no major device launches. It almost seemed as if the company had forgotten about India. It was something that Hugo Barra spent some time explaining, in his own emotionally charged manner, during the launch event yesterday. But things are changing, for the better. Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 3 in India and will follow it up with the Mi 5 next month. I have been using the Redmi Note 3 as my primary smartphone for over a week and here's my review. More →
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Facebook India managing director Kirthiga Reddy to step down; is Free Basics to blame?

By on February 12, 2016 at 10:39 PM.

Facebook India managing director Kirthiga Reddy to step down; is Free Basics to blame?

Facebook's India managing director, Krithiga Reddy, has announced she would be stepping down from her post. She was Facebook's first employee in India and set up the social networking giant's operations in the country. India accounts for over 130 million monthly active users for Facebook, one of its largest and fastest growing markets. Reddy announced the news via a Facebook post. More →
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Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones, to offer limited replacements

By on February 7, 2016 at 4:47 PM.

Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones, to offer limited replacements

Amazon India has notified buyers that effective today they won't be able to return mobile phones bought from the online retailer. According to the new policy, buyers will only be eligible for getting the device replaced, that too only if the product is defective or was damaged during transit. Buyers will no longer be able to return the product by citing the "No longer needed" option. More →
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BGR India Awards: Best smartphones of 2015

By , on December 30, 2015 at 8:50 PM.

BGR India Awards: Best smartphones of 2015

The year 2015 was an interesting one for the Indian smartphone space, and buyers were spoiled for choice no matter their budget. From smartphones at the very high-end to the affordable segment where companies redefined what could be offered on smartphones without having to burn a hole in one’s pockets. With less than 36 hours remaining in the year, it is time we look back at the year that was, and choose the very best of smartphones that launched in 2015 in India. More →
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