Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Review

The Mi TV is here. It would be safe to say that this is the next big category for Xiaomi in India. A 55 inch 4K HDR capable television panel for Rs. 39,999? By any measure that’s a steal but Xiaomi’s hardware is usually only part of the equation. Similar to MIUI on their phones, the company has worked hard to introduce the Patchwall interface on their television. More than just an interface, it is a paradigm shift in how television makers approach usability. So how well does the entire package work? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Review”

Meze 99 Classics Headphones Review

The audio industry is by and large dominated by brands that have existed since the dawn of audiophilia itself. Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser, Grado and more are just a few of the brands that come to mind when you think of high-end audio. So when the guys at Headphone Zone dropped us a mail if we’d like to check out the Meze 99 Classics by boutique Romanian firm, Meze Audio, we were obviously excited. After spending almost two weeks with the headphones, I can safely admit that these are some of the best sounding headphones I’ve used. Want to know more? Check out the review below.  Continue reading “Meze 99 Classics Headphones Review”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in India last week. As expected, it is the same Redmi 5 Plus that was introduced  in China back in December last year, which is not a huge upgrade except for the full-screen display, camera and the selfie flash. It is definitely worth the price, but should you get it? Let us jump into the review to find out.

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Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) is the company’s latest premium mid-range smartphone in the ‘A series’ that was launched in India last month. It is the first phone from Samsung after the Galaxy S8 series and the Note8 to adopt the Infinity Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, but this has a FHD+ screen instead of Quad HD+ screen. It is also the first Samsung phone to feature dual front cameras. Is the smartphone worth the price? Let us find out in the complete review. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review”

1MORE Triple Driver In Ear Headphones Review

If you’ve been following recent trends, you would have observed an increased focus on improving audio quality. The likes of FiiO and 1More rank amongst the leaders here with their focus on audiophile grade hardware at relatively affordable prices. We’ve previously reviewed some of 1MORE’s entry-level hardware like the Piston and iBFree and found them to be extremely impressive. We’ve been testing out their Triple Driver IEMs for the last few weeks and have put them through a full range of audio tracks. Want to know what we think about it? Follow on for our review.  Continue reading “1MORE Triple Driver In Ear Headphones Review”

Samsung Gear Sport Review

The wearable market in India is progressively gaining momentum owing to its affordability, thanks to Chinese counterparts. These days, the affordable/basic wearable segment offer array of features including phone notifications, steps taken, heart rate, sleep monitor, and others, which in turn attracts the first time buyers. It is indeed safe to say that the tech, which incorporates health and fitness is on the rise among the Indian youths. It’s been approximately four years since Samsung made its presence in the wearable market and launched more than 6 to 7 wearables till now. Continue reading “Samsung Gear Sport Review”

Cayin N3 Review

iPods might have gone the way of the dodo but there’s still a dedicated market for DAPs. Digital Audio Players, as the name suggests are music players optimized for higher quality playback and an emphasis on accurate reproduction, ability to drive higher impedance headphones. The Cayin N3 has emerged as one of the lowest cost entrants into the world of high quality DAPs. Priced at Rs. 11,990, the N3 brings all the regular features you’d expect in addition to some that you wouldn’t. Let’s find out more.  Continue reading “Cayin N3 Review”

OPPO A83 Review

OPPO has built a large following for itself using a combination of extensive offline marketing, television ads and most importantly, devices that seemingly cater to exactly what the consumers want. Through focussed marketing and a slew of products, the company has been trying to take on Xiaomi and others, head on. The A83 competes with the likes of the Moto G5S and the Xiaomi Mi A1. With OPPO’s big offline play, it is bound to get a lot of eyeballs from customers, but is it worth your consideration? Let’s find out. Continue reading “OPPO A83 Review”

Honor 9 Lite Review

There are very few smartphone makers who cater to all the three segments – Entry-level, Mid-range and High-end. One such company among them is the Huawei’s online brand Honor. A couple of weeks before the launch of Honor 9 Lite, the company pulled the wrap off its flagship smartphone in India dubbed as Honor View 10 equipped with Artificial Intelligence. Last week Honor launched the Honor 9 Lite with brilliant build quality, quad-camera setup and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. We got hold of this device for more than a week and here is our review. Continue reading “Honor 9 Lite Review”

Fitbit Ionic Review

It’s surprising how long it has taken for Fitbit to launch a smartwatch. Focussing on budget or mid range fitness trackers, we finally got the Blaze in 2016 which had a smartwatch like interface but none of the capabilities. Announced back in August, the Ionic has all the ingredients that you expect in a smart peripheral. Apps, payment capabilities, watch faces and more, it ticks all the boxes. With the abundant options available though, the Ionic will need to be greater than the sum of its parts. Does it deliver? We spent a week with the Fitbit Ionic to find that out. Continue reading “Fitbit Ionic Review”

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Canceling Earphones Review

Wireless audio has really come into a category of its own over the last two years or so. The ongoing trend of ditching the headphone jack on phones has, of course, spurred all manner of audio product manufacturers to get a move on. One of the newest form factors to hit the market is of truly wireless earphones. Bragi might have been amongst the first to release truly wireless hardware but it was Apple’s Earpods that, predictably, made the world listen. Long story short, here we have with us the Sony WF-1000X, the Japanese company’s first truly wireless headset. Follow along for our review. Continue reading “Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Canceling Earphones Review”