Coolpad Mega 2.5D Review

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Coolpad has been upping its game in the entry-level handset segment. The Coolpad Note series of devices have been known to be consistent performers and bring a good price to performance ratio. Now with the Mega 2.5D, the company is focussing on a more fashion forward approach. The phone also targets the selfie loving audience with a focus on the front facing camera. Here’s the FoneArena review of the Coolpad Mega 2.5D where we explore whether the phone delivers on any of those counts. Continue reading “Coolpad Mega 2.5D Review”

Kent Aura HEPA Air Purifier Review

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Ranking high up in the list of most polluted cities around, Delhi is a veritable nightmare for those prone to health issues, breathing related in particular. Cashing in on the market are the likes of Philips, Honeywell, Atlanta Healthcare and now Kent. The makers of popular water filtration systems, the company has now entered the lucrative air purifier business. We tested out the Kent Aura HEPA Air Purifier system and here’s our review. Continue reading “Kent Aura HEPA Air Purifier Review”

Gionee S6s Unboxing & First Impressions

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The Gionee S6s is the latest and greatest from the company that has been trying to dispel the notion that Chinese devices are inferior in quality. With the launch of the S6s, the company is targeting the milleniel audience that is big on taking selfies. Will a front facing flash be enough to turn things around for Gionee? We’ll find out in our full review but for now, here are our first impressions. Continue reading “Gionee S6s Unboxing & First Impressions”

Freedom 251 Review

Freedom 251-11A lot has been said and written about Ringing Bells, the company behind the infamous Freedom 251 handset. A phone that has almost reached mythical status due to the ambiguity around its availability. While the company says that they’ve started shipping the phones, large-scale availability still remains a concern. We got our hands on a review unit to bring you the low down on what makes the Freedom 251 tick.   Continue reading “Freedom 251 Review”

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Hands On

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The Zenfone series of phones have proven to be very successful for Asus and have been widely appreciated by consumers. Now in its 3rd iteration, the company recently announced the launch of the Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Laser, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and the Zenfone 3 Ultra. We’ve already checked out most of them at Computex and now here’s our impressions of the entry level Zenfone 3 Laser as it makes its way to India. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Hands On”

Ringing Bells Freedom 251 Unboxing

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When the Freedom 251 was announced a couple of months back, it was mostly debunked by all as vapourware. Now that Ringing Bells is getting ready to start shipping the phone to buyers, we’ve gotten on our hands on what is seemingly a final retail unit. Here’s an unboxing of the phone.  Continue reading “Ringing Bells Freedom 251 Unboxing”

OPPO F1s Review

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Out of the blue, OPPO has become one of the foremost players in the Chinese smartphone industry. With a focus on quality hardware and experience, the company has brought several innovations like VOOC charging and more to the table that has helped them garner a fair share of the market. With their eyes set on India, OPPO has been getting even more aggressive as they bring newer hardware to the country at all price points. With the launch of the OPPO F1s, the company seems to have a very interesting piece of hardware in the sub Rs. 20,000 segment. Continue reading “OPPO F1s Review”

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review

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As the competition progressively gets tougher in the Indian smartphone space, we’re increasingly seeing Xiaomi get more aggressive. Not just on price but also with the frequency of launches, the company wants to retain and enhance its foothold in the bread and butter, sub 10,000 rupee market. As millions of Indians start buying their first smartphones, it is this very segment where most manufacturers are hankering to grab a piece of the pie. We’ve had our hands on the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime for a couple of days now and here’s our review. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review”

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note Hands On & Photo Gallery

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Lenovo introduced the K5 Note in India today. The phone is positioned as a competitor to the likes of the Redmi Note 3 and others in the sub Rs. 15,000 category. We got to spend some time with the handset and here’s what we thought.

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Hyve Buzz Review

Hyve Buzz Review -6Over the last few years we’ve seen the old guard get left behind as new entrants try and make their presence felt in the Indian smartphone market. While the Chinese have increasingly made inroads, today we’re going to take a look at a device from a new Indian brand. Called Hyve, the Delhi based company launched two new devices recently. Here’s our review of the Hyve Buzz, the higher end of the two devices.  Continue reading “Hyve Buzz Review”

Mi Community : A Closer Look At Xiaomi’s Secret Sauce

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Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together. – Paul Ryan

Modern day marketing has fast become all about fostering a community of ardent fans. Fans who give feedback, fans who spread the word and fans who simply stand by the brand. No brand has evangelized this more than Xiaomi. The Chinese stalwart was amongst the first to embrace the benefits of having fervent followers and was so successful with the model that it is now being replicated ad nauseum. As the company crosses over 1,00,000 followers on the recently launched Mi Community in India, we had a chat with Jai Mani, Product Lead, to know more about it.

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