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Lenovo A7000 Review: Phablet for Audiophiles on a Budget

Lenovo A7000 Review: Phablet for Audiophiles on a Budget

Less than a year ago, Lenovo made it clear that they’d partially follow a business model similar to that of Xiaomi, thus allowing themselves to offer good quality phones at highly competitive prices and to sweeten the deal, Lenovo has always been a trusted brand when it comes to post sales service. Lenovo launched the A6000 back in February and […]

 
     
 
 

Scribd Review: Can an Upstart Take on Amazon Kindle Unlimited?

Scribd Review: Can an Upstart Take on Amazon Kindle Unlimited?

I like the idea of reading books, gaining knowledge, being entertained, imagining things, just as much as the next person. And as a writer, reading is an inherent part of my life. But as someone who writes a lot and spends his days reading a lot of blogs, books have recently taken a back seat. So naturally, I turned to […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Moto E (2nd Gen): Very Good, Moto, But We Wanted More…

Review: Moto E (2nd Gen): Very Good, Moto, But We Wanted More…

When Motorola announced the price of the original Moto E last year, I remember several hard-nosed media people bursting into instinctive applause. The idea of getting a device running the latest version of Android with a decent display and processor and 1 GB RAM for as little as Rs 6,999 was music to the ears of all those (and there […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Stick Cricket 2: Well Played, Once Again

Review: Stick Cricket 2: Well Played, Once Again

“Cricket? It is a nightmare to make a cricket game. So many rules, so many perspectives. It is not just pass, pass, pass and shoot, or hit as hard as you can. You have to worry about so many variables – fielders, type of bowlers, type of delivery…making a cricket game, my friend, is not as easy as it sounds!” […]

     
 
 

Review: Kindle Voyage: Kindle with a Touch of Class

Review: Kindle Voyage: Kindle with a Touch of Class

In a world of increasingly large phones and tablets, Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader is an aberration of sorts. It does not try to ape your phone or computer, but simply sticks to one main task – delivering a book-like reading experience on a digital medium. And while many have said that the bigger phones and tablets left no space for […]

 
     
 
 

Redmi 2 Review: Xiaomi Sets a New Budget Benchmark…Again

Redmi 2 Review: Xiaomi Sets a New Budget Benchmark…Again

Last year, the Redmi 1S laid down the benchmark for just how much one could expect for a phone that cost about USD 100 (Rs 5,999). At the time of its launch, the phone had literally no competition – it was more than a few notches above other contenders like the original Moto E and the Asus ZenFone 4. However, […]

 
     
 
 

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Gaming Review & Heating Test

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Gaming Review & Heating Test    

After a relatively luke warm response to the Mi4, Xiaomi now expects to be breaking the records in the charts with the release of the Redmi 2 – an entry level phone loaded with as much as goodies one can get for a price of Rs.6,999 (~$110). The Redmi 2 attempts to come off much cleaner as compared to its […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Xiaomi Redmi 2: In the Footsteps of the Redmi 1S

First Impressions: Xiaomi Redmi 2: In the Footsteps of the Redmi 1S    

It might not have been a flagship device like the Mi 3 or the Mi 4, but in terms of market impact, the Redmi 1S was perhaps Xiaomi’s star performer last year, pretty thoroughly redefining people’s expectations from a low-cost smartphone (it was launched at slightly over a hundred US dollars). The period following its release was marked by multi-second […]

     
 
 

Review: Lenovo A6000: Pre-empting the New Moto E?

Review: Lenovo A6000: Pre-empting the New Moto E?    

The year 2014 was the year in which the whole price-performance equation in smartphones (which incidentally goes thus: “the performance of a phone varies in direct proportion to its price” or in simple English: “you want a good phone? Pay up!”) was turned on its head. We saw devices like the Moto G and Moto E, the Xiaomi Redmi Note, […]