First Impressions: Xiaomi Mi 4: NOT a Chip off the Old Block

First Impressions: Xiaomi Mi 4: NOT a Chip off the Old Block

Hugo Barra started off the presentation of the Xiaomi Mi 4 in India with a two minute video called The Journey of a Piece of Steel. And lovely though the video is (we got goosebumps when we saw the waterdrop test), it did for a couple minutes hide the fact that the Mi 4 is very unlike the phone that […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: HTC Desire Eye: Quite an Eye-ful

First Impressions: HTC Desire Eye: Quite an Eye-ful

It might not be doing as well as it once was, but when it comes to handset design, HTC is still considered one of the frontrunners in the cell world. And with good reason. The company has forged a reputation for being ready to try different materials, colors and even component placements in its handsets – remember the front facing […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: BlackBerry Classic: Well, Hello… Again!

First Impressions: BlackBerry Classic: Well, Hello… Again!

The more things change, the more they stay.. well, the same. You would be forgiven for thinking that when you clap eyes on the BlackBerry Classic. For after almost two years of going with a new look and concept, BlackBerry has returned to its roots – oh well, sort of anyway – with the Classic. No, contrary to some rumours, […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Yureka: Here’s looking at YU, Baby!

First Impressions: Yureka: Here’s looking at YU, Baby!

And we have YU. Pardon us, but the pun was just too hard to resist. Abandoning the word play, we have in our semi-frozen hands (it is two degrees in Delhi. Brrr…) the first fruit of the Micromax-Cyanogen union in India and of the YU brand that represents it, the Yureka. It was unveiled on December 18, and will go […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Microsoft Lumia 535 – New Brand, Old Spirit!

First Impressions: Microsoft Lumia 535 – New Brand, Old Spirit!

The Lumia 535 is the first device in the Lumia range to come without the Nokia brandname. And honestly, that has been a bit of a burden for it. For, everyone expects something unusual and special, and ah, un-Nokia, from it. “The first Microsoft phone” many whispered at its launch, blissfully forgetting about the unfortunate Kin One and Two, launched […]

 
     
 
 

Gionee Elife S5.1 Unboxing & First Impressions

Gionee Elife S5.1 Unboxing & First Impressions    

Some phones are known for their cameras, some for their price, and some for their design. The Gionee Elife S5.1 is known for its slim & sexy looks, and we unboxed this beautiful device which was just launched in India at Rs.19,899. Gionee’s S series is known for its style quotient and the S5.1 takes it to a new level […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Lumia 830: A Flash of Metal!

First Impressions: Lumia 830: A Flash of Metal!

The word “Lumia” in most people’s minds conjures up images of gloriously colourful phones with curved edges. So anyone who claps eyes on the Lumia 830 will get a bit of a surprise. For, yes, you do get the different shades (we still ended up with a white one. Luck of the draw!), but this is perhaps the most boldly […]

     
 
 

OnePlus One (64GB Sandstone Black Edition) Unboxing & Hands On

OnePlus One (64GB Sandstone Black Edition) Unboxing & Hands On    

Here’s a phone which was announced back in April this year, and yet, hasn’t managed to reach the hands of more than a handful few. What started out as a dream project by some ex-Oppo executives, OnePlus One has been living out of hype, but can it match the hype? Well, we finally got to check out the OnePlus One […]

     
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Hands On [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Hands On [Video]    

When was the last time anyone got excited when they were told that there’s a new Samsung tablet in the market? The Korean company has released several android tablets in recent months, in various sizes and little changes in specifications. But the new Galaxy Tab S series deserves some attention. We went hands on with the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 […]