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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, […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Micromax Canvas Selfie: Canvassing for the Selfie!

First Impressions: Micromax Canvas Selfie: Canvassing for the Selfie!

Yes, the Canvas Selfie is Micromax getting into Selfie land – as is fairly obvious from the name. And with a proper vengeance too. The company has launched phones with very powerful front facing cameras before (the Canvas Nitro had a 5.0-megapixel front facing camera while the Canvas Knight had a 8.0-megapixel one), but the company has pretty much thrown […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Lenovo A6000: Redefining Value for Money Again?

First Impressions: Lenovo A6000: Redefining Value for Money Again?

When it comes to smartphones over the past few months, the pendulum of attention has swung decisively from the high-spec, high-price devices to the ones that come with respectable specs at surprisingly low prices. We have seen the likes of the Asus ZenFone 5, the Moto E, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, the YU Yureka and the Xiaomi Redmi Note prove […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Classic Cut? The BlackBerry Classic Q&A

Review: Classic Cut? The BlackBerry Classic Q&A

We have spent some time with the BlackBerry Classic, and must confess that we have been besieged by questions about it. So we decided to do our review in a Q&A format. Feel free to point out the questions we have failed to answer. The Passport was called so because its shaped resembled that of a US Passport. Why is […]

 
     
 
 

Yu Yureka Review: Yes, Yu Can!

Yu Yureka Review: Yes, Yu Can!

Seldom has a phone arrived in the Indian market with so much controversy. When Micromax announced its exclusive tie-up with Cyanogen (a company known for making a highly customized version of Android) and the launch of a new brand, YU, to represent it, the market had been buzzing in anticipation about what the devices under the new brand would be […]