Top 3 Storage Picks of June 2016

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The demand for storage is on the rise be it local or cloud based however, one can often be confused with the limitless number of options available to choose from. To clear the air, we’ve created a list of our top 3 favourite storage devices for June 2016 to help you make an informed decision.

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OnePlus 3 Teardown

 

 

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The OnePlus 3 is the latest flagship from OnePlus and it packs quite a lot of high-end features and specifications under its all new metal unibody design. However, there are a lot of components that go into making the device what it I that might not be revealed on a regular specs sheet. We did a teardown of the device to see what it packs on the inside. Let’s take a peek.

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Sony Xperia X Review

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Following the end of the Sony Ericsson brand, Sony took a hiatus of almost a year before entering the market again under a solo name. Sony went all out with the Xperia Z and brought about a fresh new design language and high end specifications. Although waterproof smartphones were a common sight in the east in Japan, there were less than a handful of phones that featured waterproof abilities worldwide and almost none of them were made for the masses.

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Moto G4 Plus Review

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Moto G4 Plus was launched in India last month starting at Rs. 13,499. After the Moto G, Moto G (2nd Gen) and Moto G (3rd Gen), Motorola decided to introduce the fourth generation smartphone in two variants, Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. Even though both the variants share similar specifications, the G4 Plus has a fingerprint sensor and also comes in 3GB RAM version. How good is the smartphone compared to its predecessor and its competition in the similar price range? Let us find out in the review.

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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”

How the Asus Zenfone Max will solve the biggest issue with smartphones presently

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If you were to ask a group of smartphone users about the issues they face with their smartphone, you would probably get many answers from each one of them. However, one common thing that the majority will have a problem with is battery life.

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Apple iPhone SE Review

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Apple announced something really different last month when it launched the iPhone SE along with smaller iPad Pro 9.7. We saw a smaller iPhone being unveiled for the first time and it has already hit Indian shores. This is, in fact, the fastest launch of an iPhone in India if you consider the global announcement and the market availability here.

The first thing you notice about the iPhone SE is how small and light it is. In a rapidly changing mobile phone market we have quickly forgotten that phones with 4-inch screens did exist and were quite popular for a long time before phablets started emerging. I totally love my iPhone 6s Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge and was obviously wondering how would I move to such a small screen phone. How did it work out ? Let us find out in our iPhone SE Review. Continue reading “Apple iPhone SE Review”

LeEco Le Max Review

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Smartphones have gotten a lot bigger since the introduction of touchscreen phones years ago. The original Apple iPhone with a 3.5″ screen was considered to be huge at the time and so was the Dell Streak which had a 5 inch display. However, since then, the ideal smartphone display size has grown larger and larger and most flagship smartphones have screens northwards of 5 inches. Although a few brands did experience with 6 inch and above in terms of display size, not many of them did well and few pushed it as much as Letv are pushing their 6.33 inch Le Max smartphone. Specs wise, the phone is a beast and the smaller bezels mean that you have a larger than 6 inch display on a smartphone without the phone being too difficult to manage. But will it be able to sway customers out of buying sub 6 inch phablets and if so what can it offer that they can’t? Let’s find out.

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LeEco (Letv) Le Max Camera Samples

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The LeEco (Letv) Le Max comes equipped with a 21 Megapixel primary camera with a Sony IMX230 sensor. It also has OIS, PDAF, f 2.0 aperture and a dual-tone LED flash to help. Up front, you have a 4 Megapixel Omnivision OV4688 sensor with 2 micron pixel size. Now that we have the specifications out of the way, lets take a look at the photos in detail and see what the phone can capture.

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Motorola Moto X Force Review

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Up until 2014, Motorola had a maximum of 3 or 4 devices on their portfolio at any given point of time. Last year, Moto basically expanded their lineup by introducing not one, but two smartphones in the X lineup. The X Style and X Play were touted as being affordable flagships. While they did offer quite a good package and performance at a relatively low price point, they still did cut corners here and there. Early on in March 2015, Moto introduced the Moto Turbo in India which was a proper flagship by most rights. The only issue was that the smartphone was released in international markets by end of 2014 and as a result, most of the specifications seemed outdated by the time it hit our shores. In 2016, we get the update to the Moto Turbo in the form of the Moto X Force which was announced late last year as well but made its way to Indian territory much sooner. It also seems to hold its own weight against the newer flagships from LG and Samsung. So let’s dive into the review to take a look at how well it performs.

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LeEco (Letv) Le 1s Camera Samples

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LeEco (formerly Letv) launched the Le 1s smartphone in India at Rs. 10,999 earlier this year exclusively on Flipkart. We already brought you the unboxingbenchmarks and the battery life test results, here we have camera samples from the smartphone. The Le 1s has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, ISOCELL sensor, PDAF and single LED flash. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with Samsung S5K5E2 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording and 85-degree wide-angle lens. Continue reading “LeEco (Letv) Le 1s Camera Samples”