BlackBerry Z30 Review: The Best BB Yet

BlackBerry Z30 Review: The Best BB Yet    

BlackBerry has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, and while only time will tell if it’s able to get out of the mess it’s in as a company, loyalists can take solace in the interim CEO John Chen’s statement. He went on record saying there are no plans to get out of the handset business, and […]

     
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: The Best Phablet Money Can Buy

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: The Best Phablet Money Can Buy    

Samsung’s strategy of carpet bombing the market with smartphones of all shapes and sizes may have worked extremely well for it and made it the top dog in the phone segment globally, but if we were to pinpoint the two brightest stars in the company’s galaxy, they’d have to be the flagship S series and the Note. Of the two, […]

     
 
 

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Sony Xperia Z1 Review    

As we’ve mentioned earlier, September 2013 was a milestone month as far as smartphones are concerned, and saw flagship launches from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG and Apple. Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia Z1 (aka the Honami) was part of the elite bunch, and had been twirling the interwebs for quite a while before it was finally unveiled at […]

     
 
 

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Nokia Lumia 625 Review    

September was a crazy month as far as mobile phones are concerned, and apart from a slew of new launches, also witnessed announcements that could have far reaching impact on two of the most iconic brands of this industry — Nokia and BlackBerry. And while experts and analysts had predicted these eventualities, it’s difficult not to think of either of […]

     
 
 

Micromax Doodle 2 Review

Micromax Doodle 2 Review    

One look at the smartphone options available in India, especially Android-based ones, reveals how the phablet segment has grown. Samsung may have started it all with the original Galaxy Note, but a quick online search throws up a slew of phablet options across price bands that are now crowding shelves on both online and brick-and-mortar stores. To reiterate, our definition […]

     
 
 

Gionee Elife E5 Review

Gionee Elife E5 Review    

Gionee who? That’s the question that popped up in our minds when we first heard of this mobile phone manufacturer with its roots in China. Admittedly, it’s easy for one to dismiss a relatively unknown brand as just another Chinese vendor, one of the countless others flooding the Indian market. However, that could be akin to judging a book by […]

     
 
 

Lenovo K900 Review

Lenovo K900 Review    

While Lenovo is yet to make an impact outside the Chinese market as a smartphone vendor, it’s leaving no stones unturned to do so. A compelling product portfolio is key to success, and when it comes to the flagship, usually a showcase of the best the brand can put together, Lenovo definitely has a capable contender in its hands. The […]

     
 
 

HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM Review

HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM Review    

The original HTC Desire, when it came out back in 2010, was a phenomenal device and many, this editor included, fell to its charms. Bearing close resemblance to the HTC-manufactured Nexus One, the Desire was one of the first devices to boast an AMOLED display and enjoyed enviable support from third party developers. In fact, this editor made sure to […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry Q5 Review: BB10 for the Masses

BlackBerry Q5 Review: BB10 for the Masses    

Very recently, this editor met with the India country head of a smartphone company, and caught him using a BlackBerry Bold 9790. Intriguing, since the outfit referred to isn’t BlackBerry, but one that makes touchscreen Android devices. When asked why he uses a BlackBerry as his daily driver and not a handset that bears the name of his own brand, […]

     
 
 

Nokia Asha 501 Review: Banking on Hope

Nokia Asha 501 Review: Banking on Hope

The word ‘Asha‘ is Hindi for ‘hope‘, and it defines Nokia’s strategy for its range that carries the same branding. The Asha range is all about hope — promising to bring cellular telephony to the masses and arming them with a tool that acts as their own little window to the world, keeping them connected through email and social networking. […]