OnePlus 2 vs YU Yutopia vs Qiku Q Terra : The Value for Money Flagship Battle

OnePlus 2 vs YU Yutopia vs Qiku Q Terra : The Value for Money Flagship Battle

It was the year which saw high-end phones become more affordable than ever before, so it was in a way entirely appropriate that 2015 ended with three phones slugging it out for supremacy in the value for money flagship segment. It was no less appropriate that all these came from relatively new brands in the Indian market, reflecting the sheer […]

 
     
 
 

The Best USD 375 (Rs 25,000) Phone? OnePlus 2 vs Google Nexus 5X

The Best USD 375 (Rs 25,000) Phone? OnePlus 2 vs Google Nexus 5X

A few weeks ago, the very idea of comparing the OnePlus 2 and the Nexus 5X would have seemed ridiculous. After all, they were separated by a significant price gulf – the Nexus 5X was launched at Rs 31,900 while the OnePlus 2 was priced at Rs 24,999. However, recent price cuts to the Nexus 5X (which LG insists are […]

 
     
 
 

Two Phones Walk Into a Cafe: When the OnePlus 2 met the OnePlus One

Two Phones Walk Into a Cafe: When the OnePlus 2 met the OnePlus One

We have been deluged with requests for comparisons between the OnePlus 2 and its predecessor, the OnePlus One. We thought spec comparisons and photographs would be too routine, so just as OnePlus went the futuristic VR way with the launch of the OnePlus 2, we decided to use Half-Tone 2 and go into the past to compare the two OnePlus […]

     
 
 

Mi 4 or Mi 4i: The Rs 14,999 Question

Mi 4 or Mi 4i: The Rs 14,999 Question

Xiaomi has just given those wanting to purchase a good smartphone for less than Rs 15,000 a very pleasant headache indeed. A few weeks ago, the company had announced a reductiuon in the price of its former flagship, the Mi 4 from Rs 19,999 to Rs 14,999, and today it followed it up by announcing a 32 GB variant of […]

 
     
 
 

Key Tales – The QWERTY Story: Four BlackBerry Iconic Keyboards Compared!

Key Tales – The QWERTY Story: Four BlackBerry Iconic Keyboards Compared!

“So just how good is the keyboard in the BlackBerry Classic? How different is it from the Passport/ Bold 9900/ Q10?” We wish we had a Dollar for every time someone asked us that pair of questions after seeing our first impressions of the BlackBerry Classic, the standard bearer of the ‘proper’ QWERTY keyboard brigade (Hint: we would have made […]

 
     
 
 

Is it Mi or YU?: The Redmi Note 4G vs YU Yureka

Is it Mi or YU?: The Redmi Note 4G vs YU Yureka

They have both arrived with a lot of fanfare in the Indian market. Both their manufacturers have had more than their fair share of legal wrangles. They both offer very decent hardware at surprisingly low prices. They are both in limited supply and are sold only online. So which one is the phone for you – the Cyanogen-laden YU Yureka […]

 
     
 
 

Hands On With Android One: The Attack of the Clones?

Hands On With Android One: The Attack of the Clones?

It is raining Android Ones. Hallelujah. Well, that has been the sentiment in our quarter as we have received each of the Android One devices that were unveiled last week by Google. Yes, we have in our possession (review-oriented, we assure you) – drum roll – the Micromax Canvas A1, the Karbonn Sparkle V and the Spice Dream Uno. All […]

 
     
 
 

The Super Phone Camera Shoot Out: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Apple iPhone 5s

The Super Phone Camera Shoot Out: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Apple iPhone 5s

Seldom have we had so many phones throwing their hats into the ring for being called the best camera phone. From ultra pixels to PureView technology to CMOS sensors, all kinds of jargon is being spouted in support of different devices. At the end of the day, however, it all really boils down to picture quality and it is on […]

 
     
 
 

HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 : Comparison

HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 : Comparison

Last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung launched its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Moments after the launch, HTC tweeted that the show wasn’t over, and advised people to wait a bit to see what it has in the works. Today, the Taiwanese mobile giant has finally launched its flagship phone named HTC One (M8). The […]