YU and We: The YU Yuphoria Review Interview

YU and We: The YU Yuphoria Review Interview

We have been snowed under with queries about the YU Yuphoria, the second phone in the YU series – after the much-hyped Yureka – which goes on sale today. Well, we could have done a normal routine review, but we felt the sheer quantity of queries merited a different approach. So we have made this review an interview of sorts, […]

 
     
 
 

Dear Tech Companies, Win Support on Facebook and Twitter, Don’t Buy it!

Dear Tech Companies, Win Support on Facebook and Twitter, Don’t Buy it!

Dear Tech companies, The past couple of years have seen a number of you taking to social networks in an attempt to promote your products and services. This is perfectly understandable given the sheer volume of people on them – as per a research, the subscription base of Facebook is actually just behind the population of India, and unlike a […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Yuphoria – YU Turns on the Style! [Video & Photo Gallery]

First Impressions: Yuphoria – YU Turns on the Style! [Video & Photo Gallery]    

The Yureka, the first phone launched under the YU brandname (which represents the Micromax-Cyanogen tie-up in India), was a runaway hit, selling almost half a million units in India. And while it had many virtues (good hardware, killer price, Cyanogen, et al), one department where it seemed to be on the ordinary side was appearance and design. No, the Yureka […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry, Samsung, Microsoft, HTC, LG, Sony… In a World of Their Own?

BlackBerry, Samsung, Microsoft, HTC, LG, Sony… In a World of Their Own?

The Bible talks of much gnashing of teeth and wailing when final judgement visits those that have sinned. Well, similar are the sounds (well, metaphorically at least) that seem to accompany the announcement of prices of devices from ahem, some brands these days. Ironically, these are the very brands that had dominated the mobile landscape for years – the likes […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: BlackBerry Leap: The Z3, with More Muscle?

First Impressions: BlackBerry Leap: The Z3, with More Muscle?

Most people might identify the brand very strongly with the enterprise loving executive, but the fact is that for an all too brief time, BlackBerry did get a slice of mainstream glory, courtesy the surprisingly affordable (well, for its time) Curve 8520. It even spurred the company to make fun of its core crowd in the now (in)famous BlackBerry Boys […]

 
     
 
 

For Android, the iPhone is Not the Enemy, it is a Benchmark!

For Android, the iPhone is Not the Enemy, it is a Benchmark!

“That is a very good phone.” When Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says that about a device, you would expect it to refer to one of his own company’s phones, or perhaps one of the high-profile Androids in tech town. But nay, the device he was referring to was from the company that many of his brethren consider THE enemy. It was […]

 
     
 
 

Want to Make a Tech Presentation Like Hugo Barra? Try These 8 Tips!

Want to Make a Tech Presentation Like Hugo Barra? Try These 8 Tips!

When Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra launched the Mi 4i in India, people were impressed as much by the device as by the quality of the presentation that accompanied it (we DID say he was channeling Jobs, remember?). A number of senior journalists confessed that they had not seen anything like it on Indian soil, and we have had our share of […]

 
     
 
 

LG G4 Confirms the Premium-Mainstream Split in Android Flagships

LG G4 Confirms the Premium-Mainstream Split in Android Flagships

When LG unveiled its G4 flagship day before, it rounded off the flagship fleet for the current Android generation, the most notable of which are the Samsung S6 Edge, the HTC One M9, the Sony Xperia Z4, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, the Honor 6 Plus, the Nexus 6, the Moto Turbo, the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, the Asus ZenFone […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Xiaomi Mi 4i – Nope, Not a Plastic Mi 4!

First Impressions: Xiaomi Mi 4i – Nope, Not a Plastic Mi 4!

The Mi 4i may have been officially unveiled only last week by Hugo Barra but it was leaked very thoroughly well before its launch. And although most predictions about its spec sheet were on the spot, the ones that claimed that the device was a stripped down version of the Mi 4 were perhaps a bit off the mark. For, […]