Featured

 
 

Smartphone OEMs are Finally Growing Up

Smartphone OEMs are Finally Growing Up

They reinvent, they succeed, they move on For years, smartphone manufacturers have tried to dominate each other by bringing some spectacular technologies to our handhelds. In a race for becoming the best in the market, OEMs have stuffed in features overlooking what customers actually need. This has been a periodical problem that has persisted over every season of smartphone launches. […]

 
     
 
 

Sudhin Mathur: Gently Backing into the Spotlight

Sudhin Mathur: Gently Backing into the Spotlight

“Have you had lunch?” Sudhin Mathur is one of the few senior executives in Indian tech who starts most media interactions with a query of his own. It could be about how the interviewer is feeling, the weather, or the traffic situation. Anything but technology. In an increasingly media savvy tech world, he is a breeze from a less hectic […]

 
     
 
 

The Only Mysterious Thing About Apple Events Now… the Invite?

The Only Mysterious Thing About Apple Events Now… the Invite?

Few days back, Apple officially confirmed that it’ll be holding an event at its Cupertino campus on March 21. A few years ago, such an announcement would have triggered reckless speculation, with people racking their brains to come out with what they thought the big A would be showing off on stage on that day, Well, it does so today […]

 
     
 
 

A Tale of Two Events: Samsung S7 and Redmi Note 3 Launches

A Tale of Two Events: Samsung S7 and Redmi Note 3 Launches

They both had the same first name but in terms of approach, chalk and cheese could not have been more different. Manu Jain wore a half sleeved jacket over a formal shirt and trousers. Manu Sharma opted for an immaculately tailored blazer over crisply ironed denims. The first week and a half of March was a massive one for both […]

 
     
 
 

At Rs 48,900, the Galaxy S7 is Well-Priced… Compared to Whom?

At Rs 48,900, the Galaxy S7 is Well-Priced… Compared to Whom?

Let’s get one thing straight: no one – NO ONE – in the world sells more smartphones than Samsung does. The Korean electronics behemoth has gone and done what many had thought impossible a decade ago: knocked Nokia off its perch. So before we proceed, we are not going to claim that we know the art of product pricing better […]

 
     
 
 

Phone Star Wars: Redmi Note 3 vs LeEco 1s vs Honor 5X

Phone Star Wars: Redmi Note 3 vs LeEco 1s vs Honor 5X

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (if you were not in the Milky Way), on one of the most populous water bearing planets, there came a time when three brands clashed with each other, offering devices of communication that bore seemingly similar appearances and price tags. With whom would the Phone-y Force be? We compare the […]

 
     
 
 

Gorilla Glass, Dragontrail… Too Much Ado Over Display Protection?

Gorilla Glass, Dragontrail… Too Much Ado Over Display Protection?

This article would not have been written if we had not posted a review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 last week. For, within a few minutes of putting up that story, we were deluged by queries – not about the device’s performance, display quality, camera, processor, storage or battery (the usual suspects when it comes to reader interrogation following […]

 
     
 
 

The Internet of (Too Many) Things: Is There a Lack of Balance?

The Internet of (Too Many) Things: Is There a Lack of Balance?

Be it at events such as the Consumer Electronics Show, or trends coming in from global OEMs, one thing is for certain: The IoT is definitely IN. The Internet of Things is turning out to be a fast paced movement which aspires to connect a multitude of devices to the internet – and not just smartphones or laptops, but also […]

 
     
 
 

Analyzing Airtel’s Project Leap

Analyzing Airtel’s Project Leap

The telecom field has always been an interesting one but data has been sparse in India. Most private telecom operators have been hesitant from releasing data for various reasons. Airtel for example initially used to report the number of 4G subscribers only to drop it midway. Although TRAI releases several data regarding various operators for the circles they operate in, […]

 
     
 
 

Has the Phone Design Mantle Passed to… OnePlus?

Has the Phone Design Mantle Passed to… OnePlus?

“They don’t get it, do they?” OnePlus’ general manager, India, Vikas Agarwal, is rather soft-spoken by nature, but his voice had just an edge to it when he spoke of the reception accorded by some sections of the media to the OnePlus X. “It was not about the processor, or the RAM. It was about a premium experience in terms […]