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Best or Brightest – Just What is a “Flagship” Device?

Best or Brightest – Just What is a “Flagship” Device?

As with so many things these days, it started with a few tweets. With all the phones being released these days, the question went up if “in this day and age” a company could call a device with a MediaTek P10 processor a flagship device – Gionee had used the term to describe its M6 and M6 Plus devices? Within […]

 
     
 
 

The Battle for Supremacy in AR/VR

The Battle for Supremacy in AR/VR

Smartphones have become the biggest computing platform ever and it’s going to take quite some time before any other computing platform/device overtakes it. Smartphone manufacturers, telecom operators and app developers have all earned billions of dollars thanks to the smartphone boom. But that growth is now largely over. A handful of app developers, especially game developers dominate the vast majority […]

 
     
 
 

Phone Design: Thin is in, But Should Length and Width be out?

Phone Design: Thin is in, But Should Length and Width be out?

In late 2006, I got my first proper smartphone: the Nokia N70. It could handle mail, browse the Web, take decent photographs (for its time), and handled most routine tasks like calls and texts pretty well. It was 21.8 mm thick. My first ‘high-end’ smartphone was the N95 8 GB. And this brought a more powerful 5.0-megapixel camera to the […]

 
     
 
 

How OnePlus Dash Charge Differs from Other Technologies and Is it Any Better?

How OnePlus Dash Charge Differs from Other Technologies and Is it Any Better?

OnePlus has managed to retain its lost image in the market with their latest flagship – the OnePlus 3. While it satisfies every check on a modern smartphone’s must have feature list with high-end hardware and a sleek design, it also packs company’s new dedicated charging technology – Dash Charge which is based on OPPO’s VOOC and promises approximately 60% […]

 
     
 
 

6 Major Implications of Reliance Jio’s Impending Launch on Indian Telecom

6 Major Implications of Reliance Jio’s Impending Launch on Indian Telecom

By now Jio’s network has already opened for people interested in using it. Earlier, it was only employees that got access to the network. Later on the employees were allowed to share invites to allow their friends and family to try Jio’s network, the catch being that those invited had to buy a LYF device and the Jio SIM that […]

 
     
 
 

Top 10 MIUI 8 Features You Should be Aware of

Top 10 MIUI 8 Features You Should be Aware of

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM is finally official and is available for download for a select few devices including the Redmi 2, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 2 and Mi Max 32GB variant. Unfortunately, the global beta ROM for Xiaomi Mi5, Mi4, Mi3 et al. are yet to roll out. Xiaomi however, has already announced […]

 
     
 
 

The NDA Imbroglio: A Case of Two Paragraph Paranoia

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A number of mediapersons in India receieved an NDA – a non disclosure agreement – from a tech company yesterday morning (we are not naming it, because well, firstly it was a confidential document, and secondly, that this is not really about the company but about a due process). For those in the non-tech world, the NDA is generally a […]

 
     
 
 

Is it Fair to Use Mobile Phones While Driving?

Is it Fair to Use Mobile Phones While Driving?

A few years ago, I remember talking to my wife using the car’s Bluetooth-enabled music system. At a traffic signal, I could see a cop staring at me from the corner of my eye. When our eyes met, he put a finger over his lips, indicating that I shouldn’t be having that phone conversation while driving. I was left amused, […]

 
     
 
 

A Brief Primer on 5G Networks

A Brief Primer on 5G Networks

There has been a lot of talk regarding 5G in the past few months. With LTE deployments largely completed in major telecom markets around the world, no wonder 5G is the talk of the town. Roughly every 10 years, a new wireless generation is born. It was 2G in the 1990s, 3G in 2000 and 4G by 2010. Many people […]

 
     
 
 

Xiaomi Mi Max vs Lenovo Zuk Z1: Hulk vs Captain America

Xiaomi Mi Max vs Lenovo Zuk Z1: Hulk vs Captain America

They are perhaps two of the best phones out there in terms of hardware and software in the sub-Rs 15,000 category. But if you had to choose between the Zuk Z1 and the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Max, which one would you go for? Let’s try to answer that one. Design and Appearance They say that beauty lies in the […]