OnePlus 2 First Impressions: Nothing Like the One!

OnePlus 2 First Impressions: Nothing Like the One!

It has been easily the most awaited – and most thoroughly leaked – Android device of recent times. The rumor mills had been buzzing about its specs and its design in the weeks leading up to the launch of the OnePlus 2, and well, so many and so varied had been the “leaks” surrounding the device, that surprise was definitely […]

 
     
 
 

Flagship Killer? Perhaps. Flagship Event Killer? You Bet!

Flagship Killer? Perhaps. Flagship Event Killer? You Bet!

Is the OnePlus 2 a flagship killer? Well, we don’t know yet – you will be getting our initial impressions shortly, though. What we DO know, however, is that OnePlus might just have pulled off a coup of sorts with its Virtual Reality (VR) broadcast of the launch. Yes, it was not perfect – if your transmission got disconnected, you […]

     
 
 

Apple iPhone at a Wedding, Micromax Sliver in a Prison: A Tale of Two Phone Ads!

Apple iPhone at a Wedding, Micromax Sliver in a Prison: A Tale of Two Phone Ads!    

Imagine a high-profile smartphone advertisement with no reference whatsoever to the phone’s display, processor, RAM or any other service or app on it? Sounds suicidal? Well, two very high profile phones have walked the no-spec way in the past week or so. And in very different ways. On the one hand, you had the iPhone 6 (with its distributor Ingram […]

     
 
 

The “Dude, Which is My Kindle” FAQ: The Kindle Buying Guide

The “Dude, Which is My Kindle” FAQ: The Kindle Buying Guide

Yes, the Kindle is the best e-book reader around for any book worm who has opted to nibble at digital rather than paper pages. But there are no fewer than four variants of the Kindle available in the market with different features and at different price points. Which one works best for you? Here’s our attempt to help! All right, […]

 
     
 
 

Mi 4 or Mi 4i: The Rs 14,999 Question

Mi 4 or Mi 4i: The Rs 14,999 Question

Xiaomi has just given those wanting to purchase a good smartphone for less than Rs 15,000 a very pleasant headache indeed. A few weeks ago, the company had announced a reductiuon in the price of its former flagship, the Mi 4 from Rs 19,999 to Rs 14,999, and today it followed it up by announcing a 32 GB variant of […]

 
     
 
 

Plus or Minus: The Yureka Camera Comparison

Plus or Minus: The Yureka Camera Comparison

One of the queries that we have been receiving about the Yureka Plus since its launch yesterday was whether it featured the same camera as the original Yureka did. Well, on paper, it definitely did. As per the official spec sheet received by us, both devices have 13.0-megapixel cameras with Sony sensors, although there have been a few rumours flying […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Yureka Plus: Plus HD… and a Bit More

First Impressions: Yureka Plus: Plus HD… and a Bit More

It did sharply divide opinions – some called it a cheap knock off, others the coolest thing since sliced bread – but what cannot be denied is that the original Yureka, the first device under the YU brand, which represents the tie-up between Micromax and Cyanogen, was a massive hit. Online sales of the device often lasted lesser than a […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Xolo’s Black Mi 4i Challenger!

First Impressions: Xolo’s Black Mi 4i Challenger!

When Xolo first burst on to the Indian scene, it was through a relatively high end device, the Xolo X900, which was the first phone to come with Intel inside. The period since has seen the company come up with a series of devices that have varied from the innovative (Xolo Play, Xolo PlayTegra Note) to the relatively routine. With […]

 
     
 
 

Eight Factors that Tripped Up Windows Phone 8

Eight Factors that Tripped Up Windows Phone 8

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it would be rethinking its phone strategy, and cutting up to 7800 jobs, mostly from the phone business. Significantly, the company would also be writing off nearly all the value of its USD 9.5 billion Nokia acquisition, which had at that time been hailed as a bold step into the future. While most have been seeing […]