First Impressions: Zuk Z1 – Golden Oldie?

First Impressions: Zuk Z1 – Golden Oldie?

It was one of the most talked-about phones when it was announced in August last year, blending some very good hardware (for that time) with the CyanogenMod OS. However, the Zuk (pronounced ‘zee you kay’) Z1 took its time coming to the Indian market, evidently because Cyanogen in India already had a tie-up with Micromax’s sister YU brand. That particular […]

 
     
 
 

Nextbit Robin Preview: A Refreshing Hint of Mint

Nextbit Robin Preview: A Refreshing Hint of Mint

The Nextbit Robin has been one of the most talked about smartphones in recent times. And unlike many “in-the-news” smartphones, it has got attention not for its hardware but because of what it offers in terms of design and experience – most notably its leveraging cloud storage to ensure that you are never a byte short in terms of storage. […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Oppo F1 Plus – Adding Muscle to the Selfie Expert

First Impressions: Oppo F1 Plus – Adding Muscle to the Selfie Expert

We had been pretty impressed with the Oppo F1, which the company had called the Selfie Expert. And it does seem to have spawned a few sequels. We first had the T20 World Cup edition of the device, which was similar to the original but had the tournament logo engraved on its back. And now we have its bigger cousin, […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: LG K10 and K7

First Impressions: LG K10 and K7

Most of the OEMs ensure that they reserve the best and most appealing designs for their flagships apart from loading them up with the latest and greatest hardware. But what if some of you just wanted the looks of the flagship but some mid-range hardware will just do fine for your usage? We saw Samsung do this with their “A” […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: CREO Mark 1 – Glassy, Glossy, Classy!

First Impressions: CREO Mark 1 – Glassy, Glossy, Classy!

One of the most remarkable things about the launch of the Mark 1 phone by CREO was the fact that there was little talk of the design or the hardware of the device – the Bengaluru-based company is looking to make a mark (pun intended) with the software on the phone, Fuel OS, which will be regularly refreshed, justifying its […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: The iPhone SE Chit-Chat

First Impressions: The iPhone SE Chit-Chat

Hi, and today we have with us the iPhone 5s… Hi, and it is actually the iPhone SE. The SE? You sure. You look frightfully like the 5s to me. Well, yes, we are pretty much designed on the same lines… I will say. It says here that the proportions of the 5s were 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm. […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Infocus Bingo 50 – Budget Phone with Marshmallow Flavor

First Impressions: Infocus Bingo 50 – Budget Phone with Marshmallow Flavor

InFocus is known to keep trying different things and the India has been very key market for the company. Surprisingly, some of their phones in the past have done well. The US based company had stared the Bingo series of phones aimed at the budget conscious folks. Following up on the launch of Bingo 20 and 21, InFocus has officially […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5

First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5

Samsung introduced the A series sometime back and this was all about bringing phones that have a look and feel similar to their flagship devices but slightly underpowered when it came to specs – essentially a step below the flagship Galaxy S series. They have done pretty well at that. Few weeks ago an upgraded version of last year’s A7 […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Gionee Marathon M5 Lite – The Compact Metallic Powerhouse

First Impressions: Gionee Marathon M5 Lite – The Compact Metallic Powerhouse

Gionee’s Marathon series of smartphones bring you phones that are well designed and carry bigger batteries than the normal ones. Going with the trend of bigger screens, the Marathon M5 was launched back in June in China and November in India, but Gionee quickly followed it up with a variant that had a smaller screen, for the ones who prefer […]