Honey, Did the Chinese Just Go from Copycats to Creative?

Honey, Did the Chinese Just Go from Copycats to Creative?

“You know, actually the Chinese brands are doing more innovation than the likes of Apple and Samsung…” It was a remark by one of my colleagues at the launch of the Lenovo Vibe X2. My first reaction, conditioned by habit, was almost one of dismissiveness. The Chinese were, after all, supposed to be many things, but not innovative. Nay, China […]

 
     
 
 

Review: iPhone 6: Bigger, Better… But Not the Best iPhone

Review: iPhone 6: Bigger, Better… But Not the Best iPhone

The arrival of a new iPhone has always had a touch of the ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times‘ about it, depending on which camp you belonged to. Every iPhone that has passed through the hallowed portals of Cupertino has attracted its share of praise by the faithful and flak by those of lesser […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Lenovo Vibe X2: A Phone With Layers

First Impressions: Lenovo Vibe X2: A Phone With Layers

Lenovo seems to be determined to close out 2014 on a high. A few weeks ago, it had surprised us with the well-designed, powerful and amazingly priced Vibe Z2 Pro (read our review here). And today, it took the wraps off the Vibe X2, another device that is interesting, to say the very least. For those who know not, the […]

 
     
 
 

The Great iPhone Camera Battle: iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

The Great iPhone Camera Battle: iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

For many people, the iPhone is the gold standard when it comes to smartphone photography. The iPhones may not have always yielded the highest quality of imagery – the others caught up in that department a couple of years ago – but their sheer ease of use, speed and consistency, topped off with a terrific dollop of photo editing and […]

 
     
 
 

Seven Impressive Vibe UI Touches We Loved in Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Seven Impressive Vibe UI Touches We Loved in Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

One of the heartening trends of recent times has been the effort manufacturers are putting into the interfaces of their Android devices. Yes, we love stock Android, but we would be the last ones to object to additional features being added to the interface of a device, provided they make a positive impact on the user experience (simple English: if […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry Passport Review: Type ‘P’ for Productivity?

BlackBerry Passport Review:  Type ‘P’ for Productivity?

We had written earlier on how the Passport was the first device from BlackBerry in ages (perhaps even the first ever) to elicit curiosity from passers by. And there is no doubt that if one were to line up all handsets in its price point, the BlackBerry Passport would stick out. Quite simply because there has never ever been anything […]

 
     
 
 

[How to] Get Stock Android on the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

[How to] Get Stock Android on the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Speaking for ourselves, we rather like the app drawer-less Vibe UI interface on the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, but there is always something to be said for pure, untampered Android. Which is perhaps why Lenovo allows you to put the device in stock Android mode if you wish. No data is lost, there are no mysterious passwords, and no, your […]

     
 
 

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Review: Lenovo Pulls Off a Xiaomi

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Review: Lenovo Pulls Off a Xiaomi

This is turning out to be a wonderful year for all those who believe that one should not be forking out a fortune (or heck, the price of a MacBook Air) for a good smartphone. At the very beginning of the year came the Moto G in India, making it possible for a consumer to have a very good smartphone […]

 
     
 
 

Octa(core)Pussy: If 007 was a Geek

Octa(core)Pussy: If 007 was a Geek

In an increasingly tech savvy world, the good old mix of sex and violence was not yielding the sort of spying results that the Secret Service was accustomed. So they decided to slip a geek into the shoes of Commander Bond after he botched up the last mission by allegedly misbehaving with an ambassador, courtesy his inability to understand a […]