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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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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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iRobot Roomba 886 review: A robotic maid you deserve, but may not need

By on March 21, 2016 at 1:46 PM.

iRobot Roomba 886 review: A robotic maid you deserve, but may not need

US-based iRobot has been making robotic vacuum cleaners for decades now and we have seen those circular bots moving around a house in many Holylwood movies and television series. Last year, the company finally made its debut in India with its range of Roomba vacuuming and Braava mopping bots. We spent a considerable time with the Roomba 886, which is currently the most expensive in the range with a price tag of Rs 69,990. We have extensively tested the Roomba 886 at our home and office, and here's our review. More →
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Asus Zenfone Zoom Review: The wannabe sharp shooter

By on March 16, 2016 at 5:01 PM.

Asus Zenfone Zoom Review: The wannabe sharp shooter

Asus had been on a roll last year with its mid-range Zenfone 2-series smartphones, which includes the Zenfone 2, Zenfone Selfie and the Zenfone 2 Laser. This year the company kick-started with a sub Rs 10,000 smartphone called Zenfone Max with 5,000mAh battery, followed by a camera centric flagship, the Zenfone Zoom. Besides the premium design and top-of-the-line hardware, one of the main talking points of the Asus Zenfone Zoom is its 13-megapxiel rear camera with 3x optical zoom. More →
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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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Lenovo Vibe X3 review: A flagship smartphone to rule the sub-Rs 20,000 segment

By on February 16, 2016 at 10:18 AM.

Lenovo Vibe X3 review: A flagship smartphone to rule the sub-Rs 20,000 segment

Lenovo has been on a launching spree recently, and you can choose from among some impressive devices like the Vibe S1, Vibe Shot and the K4 Note. Adding to this list is the Vibe X3, which the company considers as a flagship smartphone. It was launched towards the end of last month, and is priced at Rs 19,999. Lenovo has crammed a lot into this smartphone, and the list of specifications and features really stand out in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment. On paper, the Vibe X3 seems capable of standing tall against tough competitors like the OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X and the YU Yutopia among others. We spent a considerable time with the smartphone to find out if it is really as capable in the real world too. More →
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Logitech K380 multi-device keyboard review: Essential for road warriors

By on February 11, 2016 at 6:39 PM.

Logitech K380 multi-device keyboard review: Essential for road warriors

Smartphones and tablets these days are powerful enough to do most of the common tasks one does on a PC or a tablet. But one of the biggest pain point most face is typing on a tiny touchscreen, which deters most users, yours truly included. One solution is to have Bluetooth keyboards but they tend to be tiny and cramped, which might not give the best user experience. That was my biggest apprehension when I started using the Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard. More →
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Asus Zenfone Max review: A smartphone that’s also a power bank

By on January 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM.

Asus Zenfone Max review: A smartphone that’s also a power bank

If you were to ask a smartphone owner what is the one thing they would like to see improved, more often than not, the answer would be the battery life. Charging a smartphone has become a daily chore that you simply can’t avoid. To change that, we have recently seen the likes of the Gionee Marathon M5 and Lenovo Vibe P1 launch in India boasting massive batteries. Joining the club is the Asus Zenfone Max with its mammoth 5,000mAh battery, and a set of specifications that are aimed at maximizing the battery performance. What’s more, the smartphone is also light on the pockets with a price tag of Rs 9,999. We spent a considerable time with Asus’ new smartphone, and here’s our review. More →
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Smartflix Review: An app that lets you access Netflix’s global content catalog

By on January 13, 2016 at 2:12 PM.

Smartflix Review: An app that lets you access Netflix’s global content catalog

The India launch of Netflix was met with a lot of excitement, but the euphoria didn't last long after users realized that 93 percent of the content available in the US won't be available to them. More →
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