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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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Motorola Moto X Review: When experience trumps specifications

By on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Motorola Moto X Review: When experience trumps specifications

There is an arms race of sorts in the smartphone industry. It is a race to have the latest and greatest hardware specifications that can be crammed into a phone. It doesn't seem to matter whether users really need that kind of hardware, whether the smartphone heats up or the battery drains twice in a day. All that matters is whether the device has the best specifications available. Motorola attempts to change that with the Moto X. It does not boast octa-core or even a quad-core processor and it doesn't even have a full HD 1080p display. Despite having a dual-core processor and a 720p display, Motorola claims the Moto X can provide a better experience than many flagship smartphones out there. But does it? More →
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HTC One (M8) review: The smartphone that changes everything… again

By on March 25, 2014 at 10:08 PM.

HTC One (M8) review: The smartphone that changes everything… again

It is considered poor form to begin a review with the conclusion, but there’s really no reason to drag this out: the HTC One (M8) is the best Android phone the world has ever seen. Period. Full stop. Of this, there is no doubt. In many ways, in fact, it is the best smartphone the world has ever seen. From the design of the device, to the power of its components, and everything in between, HTC’s new One is better than its predecessor. And its predecessor, as you might recall, was the best all-around Android phone the world had ever seen last year. More →
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Gionee Elife E7 Review: Exceptional hardware, not so great UI

By on March 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM.

Gionee Elife E7 Review: Exceptional hardware, not so great UI

The Elife E7 is probably the most ambitious of all Gionee products so far - featuring top of the line hardware components and a custom-made camera module. It might be too soon to say it is the coming of age product from the relatively new brand but after using the smartphone for a fortnight, it certainly feels like that. More →
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Motorola Moto X review

By on March 18, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Motorola Moto X review

The Moto X is a big bet for Google and Motorola. It’s a phone that wouldn’t have existed if Google had not paid $12.5 billion for Motorola, and one that lets Google introduce its vision of a mass-market Android smartphone without taking center stage. In a world filled with everything from major smartphone manufacturers to non-name white-box vendors producing Android devices, why and how does this new flagship phone from Motorola shine through? It all boils down to something very Googley — data. More →
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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: The iPhone of Android smartphones

By on March 18, 2014 at 5:28 AM.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: The iPhone of Android smartphones

There is a natural tendency among Android smartphone makers to make their latest flagship smartphone thinner, faster and for some reason larger than the previous generation. If you were in the market looking for a top-end Android smartphone that would easily fit into your hand, there were none. The closest you'd have gotten is the HTC One, which too has a 4.7-inch display. Not exactly comfortable for one-handed use but close enough. Sony wants to change that and rightfully so. The Xperia Z1 Compact is a top-end Android smartphone with the latest hardware and easily fits in the hand with its 4.3-inch display. Rather than going with the current trend of "mini" smartphones that translates into smaller phones with stripped down features, the Xperia Z1 Compact does not compromise on any features. You essentially get the same hardware as the Xperia Z1 (barring the display) in a much handy form-factor. What's not to like? More →
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