Lava 4G Connect M1 Review

Lava 4G Connect M1_fonearena-03

Lava launched the 4G Connect M1 as India’s first 4G VoLTE feature phone last month. When there are a lot of 4G VoLTE smartphones with full touch screen, this one is unique with a keyboard that would impress elders who don’t want to go for a touch screen phone. Is the smartphone worth the price of Rs. 3000? Let us find out.

Continue reading “Lava 4G Connect M1 Review”

LG G6 Review

lg_g6_review (3)

The number 5 seems to be quite problematic for the Koreans. Samsung faced some of the worst reviews ever for a flagship product and one of the worst sales performance in their flagship Galaxy S line-up with the S5. The S5 did bring in some improvements but those were minor and in the process almost made some bad decisions including larger bezels etc. All these small things led to very disappointing sales figures and Samsung knew that had to start afresh. Project Zero was born and eventually resulted in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices which were a huge leap from their preceding model. They were a step in the right direction and Samsung has been doing everything perfectly well with their smartphones since except for the Note7 battery exploding issues which did shake things up a bit but still resulted in one of the most profitable years for Samsung with the S7 series. Continue reading “LG G6 Review”

HTC U Ultra Review

HTC U Ultra Review -12It’s been a while since we saw a compelling flagship from HTC. The HTC 10 Evo launched back a couple of months back wasn’t much of an upgrade over the 10 and offered little reason for users to upgrade. With the U Ultra, the company has adopted a somewhat refreshed design though the device is unmistakably an HTC. What is more interesting is that HTC isn’t really calling this its flagship and maintains that it still has a lot more under its sleeve. Having spent some time with the U Ultra, here’s our thoughts on the device. Continue reading “HTC U Ultra Review”

Moto G5 Plus Review

Moto G5 Plus Review -7

Time and time again, the Moto G series has proven itself to be the king of the hill when it comes to high quality budget smartphones. Announced at the Mobile World Congress earlier this month, the phones have already made their way to India which is not particularly surprising. The devices have found a lot of success and have given stiff competition to the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi series. With the Chinese competition really picking up pace, Moto has made sweeping changes in all the right places. We’ve spent some time with the device and here’s what we think about it. Continue reading “Moto G5 Plus Review”

Stuffcool Monk portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Stuffcool miles wireless Bluetooth speakers_fonearena-11

Nowadays, not all the smartphones and tablets come with good external speaker. For that matter, we have Bluetooth speakers which exactly serves the purpose when you want to carry a wireless and compact sound system while we are on the go. One such speaker is the Stuffcool’s Monk portable Bluetooth speaker. Let’s jump into it and see how it performs. Continue reading “Stuffcool Monk portable Bluetooth Speaker Review”

Stuffcool Miles Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Stuffcool miles wireless Bluetooth speakers_fonearena-09

Stuffcool, popular for its computer and mobile accessories recently launched its wireless Bluetooth Speaker dubbed as Miles with waterproof (IPX5) and Splash-proof boxy. We have got our hands on Stuffcool Miles Bluetooth Speaker which we have been using for some time. Let’s check out if the speaker offers best audio experience in the range. Continue reading “Stuffcool Miles Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review”

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Review

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro_fonearena-02

Samsung launched the Galaxy C9 Pro (SM-C900F), the top-end smartphone in the Galaxy ‘C series’ in India in January for Rs. 36,900. This is the first Samsung smartphone to pack 6GB of RAM. It has a 6-inch 1080p AMOLED screen and packs a 4000mAh battery. Is the smartphone worth the price? Let us find out in the complete review.

Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Review”

TP-Link TL-WA820RE USB Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

TP-LINK TL-WA820RE Wi-Fi range extender_fonearena-01

TP-Link recently launched its latest range extender in the Indian market, dubbed as TL-WA820RE. Basically, the compact wireless extenders allows the user to extend the range of the wireless network and increase the bandwidth up to 300Mbps on low signal areas. Continue reading “TP-Link TL-WA820RE USB Wi-Fi Range Extender Review”

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review -10

Depending on who you speak to, wearables and in particular smartwatches are a failed category. The pace of fresh launches has slowed down to a trickle and smartwatches just haven’t quite caught the market by storm the way they were expected to. An over-dependence on a paired phone, little use beyond notifications has made these a tough sell. That said, Samsung’s Gear series of Tizen based smartwatches have consistently pushed the envelope in terms of capabilities. We found last year’s Gear S2 to be a surprisingly good smartwatch with some great ideas. With the Gear S3, the company is kicking things up a notch in terms of design and capabilities. Here’s our review of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.  Continue reading “Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review”

Samsung Gear S3 Classic Review

Samsung Gear S3 Classic_fonearena-03

Samsung launched its latest Tizen-powered smartwatches – Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier in India last month priced at Rs. 28,500 each. These smartwatches compete with the Apple Watch Series 2 directly that starts at Rs. 32,900. We recently unboxed the Gear S3 Classic, check out the review to find out if it’s worth the price. Continue reading “Samsung Gear S3 Classic Review”

Asus Zenbook 3 Review

asus_zenbook_3_photo_gallery_1

The convergence of technology has led to many beautiful innovations in terms of gadgets. While smartphones have come a long way in terms of providing almost everything that a user needs to get their work done, there are times that you still need a laptop to get things done just that much quicker and better. However, up until the introduction of the original Macbook Air, laptops were definitely a big deal to carry around. They were thick, bulky and at the end of the day could potentially give you severe backache. The Macbook Air changed all that. It showed how easy and effortless it can be to carry around a laptop. This brought about the Ultrabook era with most manufacturers pushing for thinner and lighter designs while trying to increase functionality. Despite all this, it would be difficult to say that Windows offering have been superior because they weren’t. Apple broke barriers again with the new Macbook that did everything the original Air promised to do and more in a smaller form factor which was considered to be near impossible. Since then, many manufacturers have been trying to play catch up and now with the Asus Zenbook 3, we possibly have one that can not just catch up but also lead the race. Let’s take a look at how far we’ve come with compact computing.

Continue reading “Asus Zenbook 3 Review”