First Impressions: HTC Desire Eye: Quite an Eye-ful

First Impressions: HTC Desire Eye: Quite an Eye-ful

It might not be doing as well as it once was, but when it comes to handset design, HTC is still considered one of the frontrunners in the cell world. And with good reason. The company has forged a reputation for being ready to try different materials, colors and even component placements in its handsets – remember the front facing […]

 
     
 
 

Hate Them, Curse Them, But Gadget Flash Sales are Here to Stay!

Hate Them, Curse Them, But Gadget Flash Sales are Here to Stay!

“___ (insert brand name) sells out ___ name of device in ___ (insert any number below thirty) seconds/hours on ___ (insert name of the website!)” Those headlines had surprised us when they first appeared on the horizon in 2014, following the surprisingly quick sales of the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Redmi 1S (we had written about it being a triumph […]

     
 
 

Key Tales – The QWERTY Story: Four BlackBerry Iconic Keyboards Compared!

Key Tales – The QWERTY Story: Four BlackBerry Iconic Keyboards Compared!

“So just how good is the keyboard in the BlackBerry Classic? How different is it from the Passport/ Bold 9900/ Q10?” We wish we had a Dollar for every time someone asked us that pair of questions after seeing our first impressions of the BlackBerry Classic, the standard bearer of the ‘proper’ QWERTY keyboard brigade (Hint: we would have made […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: BlackBerry Classic: Well, Hello… Again!

First Impressions: BlackBerry Classic: Well, Hello… Again!

The more things change, the more they stay.. well, the same. You would be forgiven for thinking that when you clap eyes on the BlackBerry Classic. For after almost two years of going with a new look and concept, BlackBerry has returned to its roots – oh well, sort of anyway – with the Classic. No, contrary to some rumours, […]

 
     
 
 

Is it Mi or YU?: The Redmi Note 4G vs YU Yureka

Is it Mi or YU?: The Redmi Note 4G vs YU Yureka

They have both arrived with a lot of fanfare in the Indian market. Both their manufacturers have had more than their fair share of legal wrangles. They both offer very decent hardware at surprisingly low prices. They are both in limited supply and are sold only online. So which one is the phone for you – the Cyanogen-laden YU Yureka […]

 
     
 
 

Eight Years, Eight Things That the iPhone Got Us Hooked To

Eight Years, Eight Things That the iPhone Got Us Hooked To

On 9 January 2007, Steve Jobs had announced that Apple was going to reinvent the phone while launching the very first iPhone. Eight years down the line, he must be smiling at his own foresight (he would!), from wherever he resides these days. Yes, Apple alone cannot take credit for the smartphone and app revolution (a competitor that Jobs wanted […]

 
     
 
 

Yu Yureka Review: Yes, Yu Can!

Yu Yureka Review: Yes, Yu Can!

Seldom has a phone arrived in the Indian market with so much controversy. When Micromax announced its exclusive tie-up with Cyanogen (a company known for making a highly customized version of Android) and the launch of a new brand, YU, to represent it, the market had been buzzing in anticipation about what the devices under the new brand would be […]

 
     
 
 

Lenovo Vibe X2 Review: A Multi-Layered Performer!

Lenovo Vibe X2 Review: A Multi-Layered Performer!

Last year Lenovo took the wraps off a two-pronged strategy for its Vibe range of smartphones. While the Vibe Z series would be addressed at those looking for serious hardware muscle at relatively affordable prices, the Vibe X series would be targeted at the younger generation and although no weakling in the hardware department, would carry a greater accent on […]

 
     
 
 

Yureka Camera Review: Steady Performer!

Yureka Camera Review: Steady Performer!

A year ago, getting a good camera in a phone costing less than Rs 10,000 was considered a pipe dream. The Asus ZenFone 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S changed that perception, with cameras that delivered a very decent performance even though the devices in which they were featured did not cost a bomb. The result? Today, consumers expect decent cameras […]