OPPO F3 Plus Review

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OPPO are investing heavily into the selfie game. There is a huge demand for selfie centric smartphones in China and lately India too has been showing similar signs. I have seen several users buying smartphones solely due to the focus on selfies. However, as a smartphone, there are several other parameters to be considered in order to truly gauge the value of a smartphone and that is exactly what we will be doing in this review.

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Honor 8 Pro Review

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The Honor 8 was one of the best mid-ranger devices of 2016 especially when it came to the camera performance, design and build quality. However, the small size often put off many prospective buyers who needed a larger device and perhaps something more powerful too. The Honor 8 Pro is the solution to this dilemma. It essentially is a larger and more advanced version of last year’s surprise hit. Let us take a look at the smartphone in detail to see just how good it is.

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Sony Xperia XZs Review

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Nigh identical to the Xperia XZ launched back in October, Sony’s latest and greatest has more than a passing resemblance to the model. Placed side by side, the all new Sony Xperia XZs would appear to have the same shell, a very similar port configuration and for what it is worth, largely a similar configuration. What then separates it from a 6 month old model and more importantly, what makes it worth your consideration having launched within days of the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8? We find that out and more in our full review of the Sony Xperia XZs.  Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZs Review”

Zopo Flash X Plus Review

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Chinese handset maker Zopo launched its new smartphone dubbed as Flash X Plus recently. It comes in Royale Gold, Charcoal Black, Space Grey, and Orchid Rose colors, is priced at Rs. 13,999 and comes with 365 days replacement warranty. So does this smartphone have what it takes to put a dent in the market? Let’s check it out. Continue reading “Zopo Flash X Plus Review”

Moto G5 Review

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Moto G5, smaller version of the Moto G5 Plus was launched in India last month for Rs. 11,999. This has a smaller 5-inch display, has a removable battery for the first time in the ‘Moto G’ series and also comes with a Water repellent nano-coating similar to other ‘Moto G’ smartphones. Is the smartphone worth the price? Let us find out in the review.

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Gionee A1 Review

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It isn’t all that surprising that better selfies have become the latest selling point for smartphones the world over. After all, human beings are a vain bunch. Back in the early years of the camera phones, we saw the likes of rotating modules and small mirrors attached to the rear lens. Thankfully, technology has matured to the point where we can have quality high-resolution sensors over on the front facing camera too. The focus of the Gionee A1 is on this specific features and it touts a 16MP front facing camera to achieve quality selfies. A camera alone does not however make a smartphone. So does the Gionee A1 have what it takes to be a good smartphone instead of being just a one trick pony? We find out in our review. Continue reading “Gionee A1 Review”

Lava 4G Connect M1 Review

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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.

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LG G6 Review

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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”