Huawei P9: First Impressions – The Snapper is a Looker too!

Huawei P9: First Impressions – The Snapper is a Looker too!

It has been a while since we have had a flagship phone whose camera has overshadowed all its other specs in the build up to its release. The Huawei P9 is therefore a bit of different kettle of fish from its competition that has tended to bet heavily on the now almost universal Display/Processor/RM combination. Yes, its hardware is very […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime – Hiya, Note 3 Junior!

First Impressions: Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime – Hiya, Note 3 Junior!

It has been a busy few months for Xiaomi in India, with the company launching a number of new phones. The period since March has since the arrival of the Mi 5, the Redmi Note 3 (two variants), and the Mi Max, and now Xiaomi has added the Redmi 3S and 3S Prime to the mix in the Indian market. […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: LeEco Le 2 – Familiar Design Greets New Hardware

First Impressions: LeEco Le 2 – Familiar Design Greets New Hardware

LeEco is one of the newest Chinese entrants to the Indian smartphone market and has done quite well when it comes to taking on competitors from its home turf on a foreign land. The Le 1s had some good success given the fact that it quickly went on open sale in providing a good option in the mid-range phones offered […]

 
     
 
 

First Look: OnePlus 3 – the Design that Never Settles

First Look: OnePlus 3 – the Design that Never Settles

Accuse them of whatever you wish – invite based system that are a pain, software updates that are a trifle buggy, off-beat VR launches and the like – one accusation that cannot be levelled at OnePlus is of being consistent in terms of design. The company shot into the spotlight two years ago with the OnePlus One which came with […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: LG G5 – More Clark Kent than Superman!

First Impressions: LG G5 – More Clark Kent than Superman!

It is that time of the year when LG normally unleashes its flagship on the Indian market and to counter the offerings from Cupertino and its Android based rivals. This year, bearing the burden of expectation is the predictably named G5, which is thrown into the ring against the likes of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, HTC […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: YU Yunicorn – Here’s Looking at a new YU, Baby?

First Impressions: YU Yunicorn – Here’s Looking at a new YU, Baby?

Accuse it of whatever you wish, but one accusation that you cannot label at YU, Micromax’s sister brand targeted at geeks, is resistance to change. It has been a very eventful year and a half since the brand came into existence and in that period we have seen it flirt with different materials (all plastic, metal, metal frame), hardware and […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Sony Xperia X – Is it All About the Camera?

First Impressions: Sony Xperia X – Is it All About the Camera?

Sony is trying hard to swim out of troubled waters and stay relevant in the smartphone game, and to that effect, it seem to be making some big decisions like abandoning the Xperia Z series for the new X series and streamlining the offerings with a neat onus on the unique selling point of each phone. In that regard, the […]

 
     
 
 

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. […]