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 […]

     
 
 

Review: Three Phones, One Android: the Android One Brigade FAQ

Review: Three Phones, One Android: the Android One Brigade FAQ

How do you compare three handsets that have totally identical hardware (many say originally manufactured by the same company) and software? Well, we thought and thought and then figured that with the Android One threesome, a simple Q&A would work best. So here are our attempts to answer the queries you may have about the Micromax Canvas A1, the Karbonn […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Lumia 830: A Flash of Metal!

First Impressions: Lumia 830: A Flash of Metal!

The word “Lumia” in most people’s minds conjures up images of gloriously colourful phones with curved edges. So anyone who claps eyes on the Lumia 830 will get a bit of a surprise. For, yes, you do get the different shades (we still ended up with a white one. Luck of the draw!), but this is perhaps the most boldly […]

     
 
 

Did BlackBerry Just Get Back to Being Aspirational?

Did BlackBerry Just Get Back to Being Aspirational?

“Can I see your phone?” “What phone is that?” “Have you attached a keyboard to it?” Those are just some of the queries that have been addressed to us in the few days that we have been seen carrying a BlackBerry Passport (just for the record, check our initial impressions here). Honestly, the last time something like that happened to […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Moto X (2nd Gen): Trying to Retain That X-Factor

First Impressions: Moto X (2nd Gen): Trying to Retain That X-Factor

“Good lord! Is that real wood?” Those words (or their variants) have been uttered every time we have shown a person the new Moto X – the Moto X (2nd generation), to give it its official name. Yes, we have been given the wood edition of the second Moto X, and after a few hours with the device, our initial […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro – Lenovo’s Beautiful Beast

First Impressions: Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro – Lenovo’s Beautiful Beast

Lenovo made a fair number of people look up in surprise when it announced yesterday that its Vibe Z2 Pro phone would be priced at Rs. 32,999 (around USD 533). For a device that offered top of the line specs – Quad HD 6.0-inch display, quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 16-megapixel camera, and dual […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: BlackBerry Passport: A Chunky Chip off the Old – and New – Block!

First Impressions: BlackBerry Passport: A Chunky Chip off the Old – and New – Block!

There is no getting around it – the BlackBerry Passport is the one phone that will turn heads this winter. The sentiment that accompanies the head-turning could, however, well determine the future of the once iconic smartphone brand. For, the Passport is simply the most noticeable device we have seen since, well, the E90 Communicator from Nokia. The Passport It […]

     
 
 

Jolla: Doughty Dinghy With its Own Lord Nelson

Jolla: Doughty Dinghy With its Own Lord Nelson

“Who’s the fellow standing in the corner?” That was the query of the most of the non-tech media in India (and they do end up at tech events – how and why is another story for another blog, perhaps) were asking at the launch of the Jolla phone at an event in Delhi a few days ago. Some wondered if […]