Top 5 Star Wars videos to check out on your OnePlus 5T

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A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away, George Lucas came up with the idea for Star Wars. A saga that has been 40 years in the making, it has become the swan song of space operas. For the hardened fan or a curious bystander to the mass hysteria surrounding the franchise, we’ve put together a list of what we feel are some of the best videos to check out as you gear up for the movie. Better still, OnePlus is introducing an amazing Star Wars edition of their latest flagship. If you’ve just bought a OnePlus 5T or are looking to add the special edition device to your collection, what better content to watch, right?  Continue reading “Top 5 Star Wars videos to check out on your OnePlus 5T”

Honor View10 Hands On & First Impressions

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At an event in London, Honor announced an all new device as part of the View series of smartphones. Dubbed View10, it is the first device to pack the new Kirin 970 chipset that comes equipped with a dedicated NPU or Neural Processing Unit. If you’d remember, we brought you the lowdown on that from IFA and now we’ve got our first product based on the new processor. There’s more to the Honor View10 though, let’s find out in our hands on. Continue reading “Honor View10 Hands On & First Impressions”

In Pictures: Xiaomi India’s Power Bank Plant in Noida

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It would be fair to say that Xiaomi has become a favorite amongst the Indian audience over the last three years. Today, the company is amongst the largest smartphone players in the country and enjoys a 23.5 percent market share. Over the last year. Since 2015, the company has made massive strides towards manufacturing their smartphones in India. Owing to the existing tax structures, it has allowed the company to reduce pricing drastically which has been instrumental in their onslaught against the likes of Micromax and Intex. The company is known to have razor-thin margins on their smartphones which makes their accessory line up all the more important to drive bottom lines. With the launch of the new production facility in Noida in collaboration with Hipad, the company is no longer dependent on the import model which will have massive ramifications on price competitiveness and capacity. Continue reading “In Pictures: Xiaomi India’s Power Bank Plant in Noida”

Riversong Wave Fit Fitness Band Review

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Fitness bands are a dime and a dozen. With their growing popularity, the entire category has become commoditized to a degree. The Riversong Wave Fit is yet another fitness band that claims to have all the features you’d expect, accurate tracking and some smartwatch functionality at a price that shouldn’t pinch the pocket. Does it deliver on any or all of its promises? We find out in our review. Continue reading “Riversong Wave Fit Fitness Band Review”

In Questions: Google Pixel Camera Q&A with Brian Rakowski & Tim Knight

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Here at FoneArena, we are big fans of the Pixel camera and all that Google has been able to accomplish using a mixture of computational photography and machine learning. That’s not to say that the camera is perfect of course. We recently got a chance to sit down for a group session with Brian Rakowski and Tim Knight from Google. Continue reading “In Questions: Google Pixel Camera Q&A with Brian Rakowski & Tim Knight”

RHA MA650 Wireless Earphones Review

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RHA, the Scottish audio products manufacturer, recently introduced the MA 650. A neckband style wireless pair of earphones, the device is targeted at the increasingly necessary Bluetooth audio products market as the 3.5mm jack goes the way of the dodo. We’ve been testing out the MA 650 over the last few days and here’s what we think about it.  Continue reading “RHA MA650 Wireless Earphones Review”

1More Piston Fit Review

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Entry level earphones are a dime and a dozen. There has been a very distinct democratization of fairly high quality audio products. No longer do you have to suffer with terrible quality bundled in earphones even if you don’t have much of a budget. Enter the 1More Piston Fit. The earphones compete against popular options from the likes of JBL, Skullcandy and even Brainwavz, Xiaomi. What this means is that 1More simply can’t afford to release a mediocre product if they want to leave a mark. Follow along for our review of the 1More Piston Fit.  Continue reading “1More Piston Fit Review”

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Review

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The Mi Mix 2 sits a class apart in Xiaomi’s line up. Sure, there have been flagship grade phones like the Mi5 and Mi6 but the Mix is where we saw a degree of design innovation that was unprecedented. After years of being called out for aping Apple’s design ethos, Xiaomi finally had a device that wasn’t just all of its own but was breaking ground. While the original was relegated to China, the second generation hardware is spearheading the company’s entry into markets world over. Enter the Mi Mix 2. More refined, more powerful and yes, finally available in India. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Review”

FiiO F3 Dynamic In-Ear Monitors Review

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FiiO has been making audio products for close to a decade now. A while back, the company introduced their latest entry-level offerings i.e. the Fiio F1 and F3 to India. In a market where people often never upgrade from low-cost earbuds bundled in-box, the entry-level segment offers potential for disruption. The FiiO F3 priced at Rs. 1,849 aims to do just that.  Continue reading “FiiO F3 Dynamic In-Ear Monitors Review”

Nokia 2 Hands On

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It was just a few months back at MWC that Nokia announced the first few devices. The comeback comprised of phones that were decidedly mid-range and good enough to get their foot in the market. The following months have seen HMD’s strategy take more concrete form as we saw with the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 7 announcements. Entry level smartphones, however, are the bread and butter for any company planning to make money in India. And that brings us to the Nokia 2Hitting a 99 Euro price point, the Nokia 2 distills the higher end Nokia experience to a level that is palatable for first-time smartphone buyers. Is it any good though? Let’s find out.  Continue reading “Nokia 2 Hands On”

Sony Xperia XZ1 Review

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There’s a thing to be said about Sony smartphones. Staying true to their vision, the company hasn’t been swayed by the latest trends, fads and well, the competition. Some might say that they are starting to look ancient when pitched against the latest innovations hitting the market but perhaps there’s a merit behind playing safe? Having spent some time with the phone, let’s try and answer that question. Here’s our review of the Sony Xperia XZ1.  Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ1 Review”

Infinix Note 4 Review

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In a market where Xiaomi, Moto, Lenovo and to an extent the newly resurrected Nokia dominate, it means that you simply cannot make a half-hearted effort. For a relatively newer entrant into a crowded space means that Infinix has a lot of work cut out for it. Those were the thoughts in our mind when we started using the all-new Infinix Note 4. Does it manage to leave a mark, especially a positive one? We find out in our review.  Continue reading “Infinix Note 4 Review”

Sony Bravia A1 KD-55A1 OLED TV Review

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The future is OLED. The deep blacks and simply jaw-dropping contrast levels, viewing angles possible using the tech create an image that almost  pop out from the screen. So it’s really no surprise that the top end television in Sony’s line up sports an OLED panel similar to LG and Panasonic’s line up. We’ve been testing out the Bravia A1 KD-55A1 for the last few weeks and here’s what we think about it. Continue reading “Sony Bravia A1 KD-55A1 OLED TV Review”

Nokia 8 Review: The Reliable Flagship

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It’s probably fair to say that there’s a bit of nostalgia associated with the Nokia brand. Most cellphone enthusiasts have sported one at some point in their life and others continue to swear by the legacy of the brand. There was a collective hurrah in the tech reviewer/journalist/blogger community when HMD Global first announced its comeback. Rooting for the underdog while maintaining a degree of skepticism, it was a bit disappointing to see the entry-level, mid-range offerings at MWC. The question on everyone’s mind was obvious. Where’s our flagship, Nokia? Fast forward 6 months and the company has delivered. The Nokia 8 is here and is raring to recapture the throne. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Review: The Reliable Flagship”