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Review: Xiaomi Mi 3 – Yes, Those Specs at THAT Price

Review: Xiaomi Mi 3 – Yes, Those Specs at THAT Price

It has become a fairly frequent occurrence of late. The sound of tech jaws hitting the turf in surprise on hearing relatively low prices of devices that boast decent hardware. We heard it when Moto unleashed the Moto G and Moto E, when Microsoft showed off the Lumia 630 and when Asus paraded the ZenFone 5. But none of those […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Asus ZenFone 5: Taking on – and Beating – the Moto G?

Review: Asus ZenFone 5: Taking on – and Beating – the Moto G?

Verily it is the season of devices which deliver dollops of superb performance at relatively low prices. We have already seen the Moto G and the Lumia 630 do just that, pretty much redefining what we can expect from a sub USD 200-225 device. And now, Asus has thrown the ZenFone 5 into the same ring – claiming to deliver […]

 
     
 
 

LG G Pro 2 Review: a Great Alternative to the Galaxy Note 3

LG G Pro 2 Review: a Great Alternative to the Galaxy Note 3    

The LG G Pro 2 is a follow up to the last year’s Optimus G Pro phablet, and is now much faster, feels nicer, has an improved camera and a bigger display, and runs a newer version of Android. But the idea is still the same – a really big device which tries to blur the line between a smartphone […]

     
 
 

Lava Iris X1 Review – Great Looks Let Down by Average Performance

Lava Iris X1 Review – Great Looks Let Down by Average Performance    

Ever since Motorola jumped into the budget smartphone arena, local OEMs like Micromax, Karbonn and Lava have been busy releasing Moto E alternatives. Not that they didn’t have smartphones in this price range before, but these are now running the latest OS (Android KitKat) with decent hardware. The Iris X1 is Lava’s answer to Moto E and Micromax Canvas Unite […]

     
 
 

App Review: Yahoo Aviate Launcher (Android): A Launcher that Changes with Time

App Review: Yahoo Aviate Launcher (Android): A Launcher that Changes with Time

Contextual launchers or launchers that change as per location and time rather than on any tinkering by you, seem to be the rage these days. We saw Nokia using the concept in its very bare-bones Z launcher, which focused more on speed and simplicity, while sacrificing customization options. Yahoo! has however, chosen to blend these three together in its Aviate […]

     
 
 

Wafer NFC Tags: Affordable Yet Highly Customizable [Review]

Wafer NFC Tags: Affordable Yet Highly Customizable [Review]    

What’s so great about NFC Tags? They have been around for years now, and still hardly anyone uses them. It’s not like not many phones come with NFC. Most mid-to-high end Android phones come with NFC support, but the usage of NFC tags is restricted to some large events or dark rooms of few nerds. One of the most important […]

     
 
 

HTC One (M8) Review: A Special One?

HTC One (M8) Review:  A Special One?

It might be in some choppy waters, but one area in which HTC seems to be well ahead of other Android phone manufacturers is design. The HTC One was one of the most highly acclaimed phones of 2013, and while its smaller and larger versions (the Mini and Max) did not quite get the same level of praise, the company […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5: Plain Jane Looks Meet Tarzan-like Performance!

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5: Plain Jane Looks Meet Tarzan-like Performance!

Success can be a tricky thing to handle. Of course, everyone hankers for it, but once you do get it, following it up can be a tough proposition. And that, we think, is what Samsung is discovering with the Galaxy S series of devices. The first Galaxy S made waves because of its excellent hardware and superb display – one […]

 
     
 
 

Lava Iris Pro 20 Review: a Worthy Competitor to the Moto G

Lava Iris Pro 20 Review: a Worthy Competitor to the Moto G

Lava, which used to be known for their feature phones and entry-level smartphones is slowly making an entry to the bludgeoning low-to-mid range Android smartphone market in India. What used to be the fortress for the likes of Micromax and Samsung has now been breached by the likes of Lava and Motorola. The Lava Iris 504q started the trend, and […]

 
     
 
 

Micromax Canvas Knight Review: Micromax Turns on the Style

Micromax Canvas Knight Review: Micromax Turns on the Style

It might have emerged as one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in one of the world’s largest mobile phone markets, India, but Micromax has for long been bedeviled with being a player who “just imports cheap Chinese handsets and sells them at a low price.” It is a reputation that the company has been trying to shake off, with high-profile […]