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Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: If Apple ever made an Android smartphone…

By on July 22, 2014 at 10:26 AM.

Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: If Apple ever made an Android smartphone…

Four years ago Xiaomi didn't exist and until earlier this year, the brand did not sell outside of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. So it isn't surprising when people ask Xiaomi, who? Yet, the Chinese sensation that is often called the Apple of the East, has its fan base all over the world, including India where over 100,000 consumers pre-registered to buy the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone, which goes on sale today. More →
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Swipe Konnect 5.0 review: A decent smartphone, but nothing extraordinary

By on July 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM.

Swipe Konnect 5.0 review: A decent smartphone, but nothing extraordinary

Motorola is largely credited to have changed the face of the affordable smartphone market in India with its Moto G and Moto E smartphones. Local and tier-one companies alike have reacted by launching a plethora of devices to cater to the growing demand in this segment. One such company is Swipe, which launched the Konnect 5.0 in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment last month. Can the Konnect 5.0 carve a place for itself in this crowded market? We spent some time with the smartphone and here’s what we think of it. More →
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Asus Zenfone 5 review: A worthy mid-range all rounder

By on July 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM.

Asus Zenfone 5 review: A worthy mid-range all rounder

Asus, known for its laptops and motherboards, has finally entered the Indian smartphone market with its Zenfone range of devices. Announced at the CES earlier this year, the USP of these devices is to provide great quality and performance at an affordable price. The range of devices launched in India include the Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 6. We got to spend some time with the Zenfone 5, which at Rs 9,999 is all set to compete in a highly competitive market segment, and here's what we think of the smartphone. More →
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Gionee Elife S5.5 Review: Is being bold and beautiful enough?

By on June 23, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

Gionee Elife S5.5 Review: Is being bold and beautiful enough?

It has been over a year since Gionee started its operations in India, and since then it has launched a couple of impressive smartphones including the Elife E7. The flagship device impressed us with its hardware, price-tag and performance, but was unfortunately let down by the UI. After about three months, the Chinese company launched the Elife S5.5 in India, which is touted as the ‘world’s slimmest smartphone’. But apart from that tag, which it struts like a beauty queen’s tiara, can the Elife S5.5 live up to the standard set by the Elife E7? We spent considerable time with the smartphone in the past couple of weeks trying to answer that question and here is what we found. More →
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Motorola Moto E review: This changes everything, again!

By on May 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM.

Motorola Moto E review: This changes everything, again!

When we reviewed the Moto G, we said that it would change the landscape of sub-Rs 15,000 smartphones. Motorola's rivals are still coming to terms with it and here Motorola has changed the rules of the game yet again. Priced at Rs 6,999, the Moto E is here to prove that entry-level smartphones need not be a frustrating experience. With a punchline like "Made to last. Priced for all," the Moto E promises a lot. But does it deliver? Let's find out.

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Sony Xperia Z2 review: The fight for flagship supremacy

By on May 8, 2014 at 7:39 PM.

Sony Xperia Z2 review: The fight for flagship supremacy

Usually companies announce their flagship product of any series annually, but that's certainly not the case with Sony, which believes six months is too long a wait between flagship models. The Xperia Z was announced at CES in January 2013 and then followed it up with the Xperia Z1 in September of the same year. Barely five months later, we got our first glimpse of the Xperia Z2 at MWC in Barcelona in February this year. More →
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Huawei Ascend P7 review

By on May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Huawei Ascend P7 review

Love it or hate it, there’s no question that Apple’s iPhone lineup brings some things to the table that rival devices do not. Specifically, Apple’s designs and its attention to detail are completely unmatched. There are some Android phones with gorgeous designs and there are some with sleek software enhancements, but none offer the total package that Apple’s iPhone affords. More →
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Cooliris for Android review: One place to view all your photos

By on May 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Cooliris for Android review: One place to view all your photos

In a time when there are a plethora of social networks where you share photos, it can sometimes get a bit overwhelming to keep a track of all of them. Enter Cooliris, a photo gallery app which lets you view all your photos organized on a 3D wall. The app has finally arrived on the Android platform nearly two years after debuting on iOS. We got to spend some time with the app and here’s what we think of it. More →
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Nokia X Dual SIM Review: When Nokia made an Android smartphone

By on April 28, 2014 at 5:43 PM.

Nokia X Dual SIM Review: When Nokia made an Android smartphone

I can still recall the general shock and collective groans that permeated through the Internet on February 11, 2011 when Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop announced he had tied the Finnish smartphone giant's fate with that of his former employer Microsoft. While we now know how that story ended, many wanted to know if things would have panned out any differently for Nokia had it chosen Android instead of Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform. Just before Nokia changed its call sign it decided to launch its range of Android smartphones under the Nokia X series. The existence of this series of smartphones is said to have pushed Microsoft to acquire Nokia's handset and services business. So does Nokia's Android smartphone deliver what its fans hoped for? Let's find out. More →
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Opera Coast for iPhone review: Sleek, but lacks essential features

By on April 24, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

Opera Coast for iPhone review: Sleek, but lacks essential features

After launching the Coast browser for iPads back in September of last year, Opera today launched Coast for iPhones and iPod touch. The browser carries over the minimalistic design and gesture-based controls from the iPad version and now offers them in a more compact package. So how does Coast perform on the iPhones, and is it good enough to make users shift from other browsers like Safari or Google Chrome? Read on to find out. More →
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