LeEco Le 2 Review: A New Challenger Appears

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Rising up fast and strong, LeEco erstwhile known as LeTV is quickly becoming a brand to reckon with. Well known in their home market of China for being a huge player in the content industry, the company has been pretty successful with their phones so far. With the 2nd generation of devices, we’re seeing LeEco trying to emulate its content first model in India as well. Moreover the company is pushing the envelope forward with some very interesting design choices. Want to read more about the Le 2? Carry on for the full review. Continue reading “LeEco Le 2 Review: A New Challenger Appears”

Hands on with the Hyve Mobility Buzz and Storm

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At an event in New Delhi, we witnessed the launch of a new brand called Hyve Mobility. As part of its initial offering, the company plans to introduce two devices that sit within the highly lucrative sub 15,000 rupee price segment. Called the Hyve Buzz and Storm, the phones promise a lot to the price conscious buyer. We spent a bit of time with both and here’s what we thought of the phones. Continue reading “Hands on with the Hyve Mobility Buzz and Storm”

HTC 10 Review: One For The Old Times

HTC 10 Review -4If you’ve used a smartphone anytime in the last ten years, there’s a good chance that you’ve used an HTC. After cutting their teeth on Windows Mobile and being amongst the launch partners for Android, HTC really has seen it all. Technology trends high and low, devices that have reached halo status while others than haven’t. From the launch of the One series with the drop-dead gorgeous M7 and successors that were comparatively hit or miss, HTC hasn’t needed a hands-down success as much as it does now. It’s a changing smartphone scenario and the Chinese are eating the industry stalwarts for breakfast. With that in mind, we decided to put the new HTC 10 through its paces. Continue reading “HTC 10 Review: One For The Old Times”

Yu Yunicorn Review

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A lot has been written about Micromax, Yu and it’s ilk to document their rise to success in a market that has seen industry stalwarts die out. Launched as an aspirational brand that caters to the technology savvy demographic, Yu has seen a massive uptake. The company has dabbled in everything from playing the pricing game to courting the popular Cyanogen Mod Android ROM as it’s operating system of choice. With the Yu Yunicorn, the fledgling brand is launching a full-frontal assault on the competition across price segments. But does it hit the right notes? We find out in our review. Continue reading “Yu Yunicorn Review”

Nextbit Robin Review

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Chances are that you’ve already heard about the Nextbit Robin. A phone that solves a singular problem, the problem of running out of storage, most often when you need it the most. In doing so though, Nextbit has succeeded in making a rather good smartphone too. Here’s the FoneArena review of the Nextbit Robin where we talk about what really makes the handset tick. Continue reading “Nextbit Robin Review”

OPPO F1 Plus Review

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Chinese brand OPPO has always produced hardware that punches above its weight. When we reviewed the OPPO  F1 sometime back, we observed that it was an above average device which had a good balance of performance and hardware quality with design sensibilities thrown in for good measure. Enter the OPPO F1 Plus. Bigger, better and with a bit of a focus on its camera capabilities. We’ve put the device through our review cycle and here’s what we think about it. Continue reading “OPPO F1 Plus Review”

Coolpad Max Hands On Preview

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At a launch event in Delhi, Coolpad today announced a brand new device that is perhaps the highest profile device in the company’s portfolio. Dubbed the Coolpad Max, the phone packs some above average hardware and also some tweaks that make the phone uniquely different. We explore what makes the Coolpad Max tick in our hands on.  Continue reading “Coolpad Max Hands On Preview”

Pebble Time Steel Review: Balancing Form and Function

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Way back in 2013, Pebble launched its first smartwatch. Ahead of the upcoming flood of wearables in all forms and shapes, Pebble was ahead of the curve. Of course, that didn’t necessarily mean that it had a cutting edge product on hand. As Android Wear and the Apple Watch gained mass popularity, Pebble stood watching silently. With over 1 million units sold, Pebble revealed its next generation wearable last year. The Pebble Time takes everything good about the original and kicks it up a notch. Continue reading “Pebble Time Steel Review: Balancing Form and Function”

CREO Mark 1 Review

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The fiercely competitive smartphone market of India has attracted its fair share of players. It’s not just the global technology giants or the enterprising Chinese upstarts, increasingly we have seen our very own indigenous start-ups work towards making their presence felt. One of these is Creo, a company that was erstwhile famous as the makers of the Teewe streaming stick. Launched a couple of weeks back, the Creo Mark 1 is the Bangalore based start-up’s first smartphone. The USP? Monthly updates that bring a whole host of fresh new features. Does the phone deliver on that? More importantly, is the base smartphone good enough to be worth considering on its own? Read on our review to find out. Continue reading “CREO Mark 1 Review”

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Hands On

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As part of the Galaxy J series of phones, Samsung introduced two new devices at an event in Delhi. While the Samsung Galaxy J5 marks the lower end of the spectrum, the Galaxy J7 is the larger of the two. Like the J5, the J7 too focusses on premium build quality and design. In turn, the internal specifications aren’t particularly cutting edge. We spent some time with the handset and this is what we thought.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Hands On”

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Hands On

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At an event in New-Delhi, Samsung introduced new devices to the very popular Samsung J series. Of these, the smaller one is the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016). The device combines the high end design that takes cues from the A series with performance that is well, more befitting the price point. We spent some time with the devices and here’s what we thought.

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LeEco Le 2 and Le 2 Pro Photo Gallery

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LeEco announced Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 smartphones today at an event in China. We are live at the event and got or hands on all the three device. The Le 2 and Le 2 Pro sport the same design but come with different specifications. So let us take a detailed look at the hardware and specifications of both the phones in this photo gallery. Continue reading “LeEco Le 2 and Le 2 Pro Photo Gallery”

Micromax Canvas 6 Pro Hands On and Photo Gallery

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Micromax today launched its flagship Canvas 6 and Canvas 6 Pro smartphones at an event in India earlier today, each this priced at Rs. 13,999. We got to check out the Canvas 6 Pro, check out our hands-on impressions in the video and also the hardware walk through in the form of photo gallery.

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