First Impressions: Honor 6X – Safe Design, Camera Promise

First Impressions: Honor 6X – Safe Design, Camera Promise

It has attracted a lot of attention at CES because of its attempt to offer dual cameras at a relatively affordable price. And is now headed for Indian shores, trying to revolutionize how we look at the cameras in mid-range smartphones. To what extent it succeeds will be known only in our final review, but here’s our initial take on […]

 
     
 
 

First impressions: Nubia Z11 – Daring to Take on the OnePlus 3T? You Bet!

First impressions: Nubia Z11 – Daring to Take on the OnePlus 3T? You Bet!

Any handset manufacturer who tries to price their device in excess of Rs 25,000 (~$375) these days runs the risk of being compared with what is turning out to be a veritable albatross for all premium phone manufacturers, the OnePlus 3T (now that the OnePlus 3 is being phased out after having fulfilled a similar ruffling role). So when Nubia […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Lenovo Yoga Book – Can’t Help Falling in Love!

First Impressions: Lenovo Yoga Book – Can’t Help Falling in Love!

Candid confession up front: it has been a while since a notebook has made me go “wow!” Perhaps the last one to enjoy that rather dubious honor was the original MacBook Air, quite simply because Yours Truly had never quite seen anything like it. Yes, there have some gorgeous notebooks since (the Dell XPS 13, the Apple MacBook, the Microsoft […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: OnePlus 3T – One Plus 3 Plus… (Starring Carl Pei)

First Impressions: OnePlus 3T – One Plus 3 Plus… (Starring Carl Pei)

It is the phone which everyone seems to love, but whose existence many are finding a tad difficult to explain. We are talking of the OnePlus 3T, which comes hot on the heels (a mere six months or so) after the immensely acclaimed OnePlus 3. We had expressed our initial thoughts about the device and whether it represented a step […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Lenovo K6 Power – A Compact Customer

First Impressions: Lenovo K6 Power – A Compact Customer

Lenovo recently added another smartphone in its portfolio — the Lenovo K6 Power. The smartphone that was launched at an event in Delhi is priced at Rs. 9,999, and comes as the successor of the Lenovo Vibe K5 series, and is exclusively available on Flipkart from December 6th. The K6 Power comes with a metal unibody design and sports a […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Google Pixel XL – The New Android Flag Bearer

First Impressions: Google Pixel XL – The New Android Flag Bearer

Rarely has an Android device in recent times invited as much curiosity as Google’s new Pixel range of phones. This was after all the phone that was not only taking over the mantle of the respected Nexus but was also the first to come with the “Phone by Google” nomenclature and no mention of any other manufacturer (although it is […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Honor 8 – Hello Beautiful!

First Impressions: Honor 8 – Hello Beautiful!

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is all set to unveil its flagship smartphone dubbed the Honor 8 in India on October 12. At the preview event held in Goa, we got a chance to get our hands-on of the device and well, we came out pretty impressed. Now, that we have spent just about a week with the Honor 8, it’s time […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – Black is Beautiful!

First Impressions: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – Black is Beautiful!

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, those who were expecting a militant redesign of the phone were disappointed. For, the Cupertino giant stayed with the broad outlines and form factor and indeed to a large extent, even the size, of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. But that doesn’t mean that there was no reason […]

 
     
 
 

[First Impressions] Moto Z and Moto Z Play: Mod-ern Talking!

[First Impressions] Moto Z and Moto Z Play: Mod-ern Talking!

Making modular phones – phones to which you can add functions and features by adding parts, in simple English – has always been a slippery slope for manufacturers. Modu had the first realistic go at it more than half a decade ago, with “jackets” which added functionality to a basic phone and earlier this year, LG too had a stab […]