First Impressions: The Moto X Force – Moto’s Crash Test Dummy?

First Impressions: The Moto X Force – Moto’s Crash Test Dummy?

It cannot be easy being the Moto X Force. Ever since Motorola (scratch that, we mean Moto by Lenovo) announced the device, plots were being hatched to damage it in the worst manner possible. Hitting it with a hammer, stamping on it with hob nailed books and dropping it from a great height were just some of the options discussed. […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Asus ZenFone Zoom – Plus Zoom, Minus Bulk

First Impressions: Asus ZenFone Zoom – Plus Zoom, Minus Bulk

They might have been claiming to match and even outdo ‘proper’ cameras for a while now, but phone manufacturers know that even the most humble point and shooter in tech town has something that most phone cameras do not – the optical zoom. Stripped of jargon, optical zoom lets you get closer to the subject of your photograph, without you […]

 
     
 
 

Lenovo Vibe X3 First Impressions: This coulda be a contender!

Lenovo Vibe X3 First Impressions: This coulda be a contender!

Yes, we know that smartphone prices have been on a downward spiral of sorts of late, but we confess that we did not expect the figures “Rs 19,999” to appear on the screen when Lenovo launched the Vibe X3 in India today (it goes on sale on Amazon from 14:00 hours on January 28). For, let’s face it, this is […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: LeEco Le Max – Unapologetically Big!

First Impressions: LeEco Le Max – Unapologetically Big!

LeEco’s expansion train has finally made a move outside of China and its first destination is India. And the first phone to launch here is the Le Max. LeEco (previously known as LeTV) is known to dream big, and no wonder its first phone to launch in India is the super big, Le Max. We have seen companies trying to […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Coolpad Note 3 Lite – Nothing too ‘Lite’ About it

First Impressions: Coolpad Note 3 Lite – Nothing too ‘Lite’ About it

We are used to seeing smaller versions of popular smartphones which not only cost less, but are heavily watered down, so much so that they simply carry the name of its bigger brother, but almost everything else is heavily crippled. Luckily, that’s not the case with Coolpad Note 3 Lite, the ‘Lite’ version of Coolpad Note 3 which managed to […]

 
     
 
 

HTC One A9: First Impressions – Honey, HTC Just Got Back its Design Mojo

HTC One A9: First Impressions – Honey, HTC Just Got Back its Design Mojo

A few years ago, HTC was pretty much THE brand when it came to design this side of Apple. The company had built a formidable reputation for itself by coming out different designs, shapes and materials – remember the slightly tilted HTC Hero or the large but still compact HTC HD? It all however seemed to get just a bit […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: YU Yutopia – Super YU!

First Impressions: YU Yutopia – Super YU!

It has been one of the most talked about phones in recent times, thanks to an ad campaign that needled the likes of OnePlus and Apple, but Yutopia, the latest device from YU had been until today, conspicuous by its absence – lurking in the shadows, making odd appearances and promising (in keeping with its name) the world in terms […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Infocus M680 – Metal Goes Mainstream

First Impressions: Infocus M680 – Metal Goes Mainstream    

InFocus, the American communication giant has been very busy with launching smartphones especially for the Indian market. And couple of their phones in the sub Rs 10,000 range have been doing pretty good amidst the plethora of companies fighting it out in the marketplace. In continuing their quest to grab hold of a market share in a category that means […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Obi Worldphone SF1- Looks Different, Certainly

First Impressions: Obi Worldphone SF1- Looks Different, Certainly

Obi, the company which has the legendary John Sculley (Yes, yes, He-Who-Sacked-Steve-Jobs-At-Apple!) as one of its founders, has made its official return to the Indian market after a brief sabbatical. Unlike its past endeavour, which it conceded had been marked by phones manufactured by a third party (yes, in China) and stamped with the Obi brandname, this time the company […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Lenovo Vibe S1 – Gorgeous Vibes

First Impressions: Lenovo Vibe S1 – Gorgeous Vibes

Lenovo might have been making waves in the Indian market (courtesy to the immensely successful K3 Note and the A7000) but a lot of its success has been down to the fact that its devices offered very decent specs and good build quality at relatively affordable prices. Which is a bit of a pity because while it is known more […]