Top 10 Chinese Phones to Import: In Depth Info & Suggestions

LeTV S1, S1 Pro and the Le Max (left to right) during the launch event in China

Back in the time people used to throw away Chinese tech as garbage. But now, things have changed dramatically. On contrary to throwing away Chinese smartphones as cheap ones, many people are doing all possible and going through the hassle of importing smartphones from China. Are you contemplating to import a smartphones from China? If so you, are on the […]

 
     
 
 

Into the World of Chinese Phones: Where to Buy, How to Import & More

Into the World of Chinese Phones: Where to Buy, How to Import & More

Chinese phones?! Ugh! Sounds cheap right? No not anymore. We are much beyond those days where Chinese phones were designated as cheap and bad quality products. With top multinational companies like Xiaomi, Gionee, OPPO, OnePlus and many other companies from China entering the Indian market, they have revolutionized the Indian mobile scenario. Value for Money and Online exclusivity are the […]

 
     
 
 

Why “Zero Rating” is NOT the Same as 1-800 “Toll Free” Numbers

Why “Zero Rating” is NOT the Same as 1-800 “Toll Free” Numbers

Guest Post by Rohin Dharmakumar. Editor’s note: The Net Neutrality debate has engulfed Indian social media, and amidst this is the country’s biggest telecom provider, Bharti Airtel. The company has come out with Airtel Zero, a marketing platform which ropes in companies with deep pockets to provide their apps and services for free to Airtel’s subscribers. The Net Neutrality activists […]

 
     
 
 

Things Samsung Needs to do to Get Back in the Game

Things Samsung Needs to do to Get Back in the Game

If you are using an Android based smartphone for a long time then there are strong chances that you have owned a Samsung phone. They still own about a quarter of the world’s smartphone share. This may be due to their strong marketing which may have caught your attention or the fact that they have various phones in different price […]

     
 
 

Five Smartphone Trends That Ruled in 2014

Five Smartphone Trends That Ruled in 2014

Every year smartphone manufacturers try to come out with the ‘next big thing’, with expectations to stand out from the rest. While some companies managed to get it right (Motorola), some also terribly failed (we’re looking at you Amazon Fire Phone). A few just follow in the footsteps of what the successful ones are doing in terms of product design […]

     
 
 

5 Practical Ways to Solve the Smartphone Battery Life Problem

5 Practical Ways to Solve the Smartphone Battery Life Problem

There are countless how-tos written on how to save your smartphone battery life. All those ask you to turn off your WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, reduce brightness, use task killers, disable GPS for location reporting, disable Google Now… basically turn your smartphone into a dumbphone. So then, what’s the point of spending tens of thousands of rupees every few years on […]

 
     
 
 

Why is Windows Phone Not Winning?

Why is Windows Phone Not Winning?

Guest Article by Criselle Lobo. Humans are known to be resistant towards change. More often than not, we are so used to the operating system on our phones that we are reluctant to change to another one. Personally, I have been an avid iPhone user since the past 4 years. There have been times when I did get bored of […]

     
 
 

Can Google’s Project Ara Destroy Your Smartphone?

Can Google’s Project Ara Destroy Your Smartphone?

Android has been revolutionizing the field of mobile computing in the past few years, and if the trend is any indication, it is a safe bet to assume the best of this platform is yet to come. Google is the not the first company to play with open platforms, but it’s definitely one of the major players. In spite of […]

 
     
 
 

Will a Big Screen iPhone Slay the Android User?

Will a Big Screen iPhone Slay the Android User?

Guest Post by Rohan Naravane. Time and time again, the single-most complaint I’ve come across when I read the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c review is, “the screen needs to be bigger“. It’s safe to say that big-screen phones aren’t just hype anymore; all manufacturers except Apple have a healthy portfolio of smartphones with displays sized 5-inches and above. It’s […]

 
     
 
 

PC-Smartphone Convergence: Impractical Dream or Workable Reality?

PC-Smartphone Convergence: Impractical Dream or Workable Reality?

Consumer Technology has gone through several phases of convergence, only for new categories of devices to spring up and create divergence again. For example, standalone audio players started becoming more and more irrelevant as people starting using their phones to listen to music. But on the other hand, tablets are soaring more than ever, being used to consume and create […]