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Review: Xiaomi Mi 4i – The Return of the Price Jedi

Review: Xiaomi Mi 4i – The Return of the Price Jedi

They say that well begun is half done, but for Xiaomi in India, the insanely quick start provided by the likes of the Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S has been a bit of a double-edged sword. Yes, those two products with their too-good-to-be-true price tags did create a sensation and multi-second sellouts online (the Mi 3 came to India […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Asus ZenFone 2 – The Rahul Dravid of Smartphones

Review: Asus ZenFone 2 – The Rahul Dravid of Smartphones

Asus had surprised us all very pleasantly with the ZenFone 5 last year. Priced below Rs 10,000, the device nevertheless was a brilliant performer, and outshone even the likes of the Moto G. It was an outstanding product, but was squarely aimed at the budget smartphone market segment. Well, its successor, the ZenFone 2 (we got the ZE551 ML, with […]

 
     
 
 

YU and We: The YU Yuphoria Review Interview

YU and We: The YU Yuphoria Review Interview

We have been snowed under with queries about the YU Yuphoria, the second phone in the YU series – after the much-hyped Yureka – which goes on sale today. Well, we could have done a normal routine review, but we felt the sheer quantity of queries merited a different approach. So we have made this review an interview of sorts, […]

 
     
 
 

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 […]