LeEco Le 2 Review: A New Challenger Appears

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Rising up fast and strong, LeEco erstwhile known as LeTV is quickly becoming a brand to reckon with. Well known in their home market of China for being a huge player in the content industry, the company has been pretty successful with their phones so far. With the 2nd generation of devices, we’re seeing LeEco trying to emulate its content first model in India as well. Moreover the company is pushing the envelope forward with some very interesting design choices. Want to read more about the Le 2? Carry on for the full review. Continue reading “LeEco Le 2 Review: A New Challenger Appears”

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Review

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Samsung launched the Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone in the new J series last month. Even though it retains the same 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, it has a faster processor, more RAM and a slightly bigger battery. Is the phone worth the price? Let us find out in the complete review.

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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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HTC 10 Review: One For The Old Times

HTC 10 Review -4If you’ve used a smartphone anytime in the last ten years, there’s a good chance that you’ve used an HTC. After cutting their teeth on Windows Mobile and being amongst the launch partners for Android, HTC really has seen it all. Technology trends high and low, devices that have reached halo status while others than haven’t. From the launch of the One series with the drop-dead gorgeous M7 and successors that were comparatively hit or miss, HTC hasn’t needed a hands-down success as much as it does now. It’s a changing smartphone scenario and the Chinese are eating the industry stalwarts for breakfast. With that in mind, we decided to put the new HTC 10 through its paces. Continue reading “HTC 10 Review: One For The Old Times”

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”

Transcend JetDrive Go 300S Review – Lightning / USB 3.1 Flash Drive

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The Transcend JetDrive Go 300S is a flash drive that allows OTG transfers between your computer and your iOS devices. Unlike most other flash drives for iOS devices that have a USB 2.0 port to transfer files from a PC, this one has a USB 3.1 for faster file transfer speed. Let us dive into the review to learn more about the device and how it performs. Continue reading “Transcend JetDrive Go 300S Review – Lightning / USB 3.1 Flash Drive”

ZOOOK Rocker Armor XL Rugged Speaker Review

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Portable bluetooth speakers are kind of a niche market offering. Despite that, manufacturers are trying their best to keep innovating and providing better experiences to the customers. The Rocker Armor XL from ZOOOK is one such product and we take a look at the device in detail to see what it provides the users.

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Smartron t.book Review

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Smartron, a global technology Indian company that was launched in 2014 recently forayed into the electronics segment with a new convertible device. The Hyderabad-based company came into limelight when Sachin Tendulkar invested into it and became the brand ambassador. Popularity of 2-in-1 devices has increased as companies like Microsoft, Lenovo and HP are introducing new models in the market. One of the most important feature of 2-in-1 devices is that they offer better productivity as compared to tablets.

Smartron launched t.book, a 2-in-1 device in India in March this year which is priced at Rs. 39,999. Let us check in this review if the t.book justifies its price tag.

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Nextbit Robin Review

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Chances are that you’ve already heard about the Nextbit Robin. A phone that solves a singular problem, the problem of running out of storage, most often when you need it the most. In doing so though, Nextbit has succeeded in making a rather good smartphone too. Here’s the FoneArena review of the Nextbit Robin where we talk about what really makes the handset tick. Continue reading “Nextbit Robin Review”

OPPO F1 Plus Review

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Chinese brand OPPO has always produced hardware that punches above its weight. When we reviewed the OPPO  F1 sometime back, we observed that it was an above average device which had a good balance of performance and hardware quality with design sensibilities thrown in for good measure. Enter the OPPO F1 Plus. Bigger, better and with a bit of a focus on its camera capabilities. We’ve put the device through our review cycle and here’s what we think about it. Continue reading “OPPO F1 Plus Review”

Pebble Time Steel Review: Balancing Form and Function

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Way back in 2013, Pebble launched its first smartwatch. Ahead of the upcoming flood of wearables in all forms and shapes, Pebble was ahead of the curve. Of course, that didn’t necessarily mean that it had a cutting edge product on hand. As Android Wear and the Apple Watch gained mass popularity, Pebble stood watching silently. With over 1 million units sold, Pebble revealed its next generation wearable last year. The Pebble Time takes everything good about the original and kicks it up a notch. Continue reading “Pebble Time Steel Review: Balancing Form and Function”

CREO Mark 1 Review

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The fiercely competitive smartphone market of India has attracted its fair share of players. It’s not just the global technology giants or the enterprising Chinese upstarts, increasingly we have seen our very own indigenous start-ups work towards making their presence felt. One of these is Creo, a company that was erstwhile famous as the makers of the Teewe streaming stick. Launched a couple of weeks back, the Creo Mark 1 is the Bangalore based start-up’s first smartphone. The USP? Monthly updates that bring a whole host of fresh new features. Does the phone deliver on that? More importantly, is the base smartphone good enough to be worth considering on its own? Read on our review to find out. Continue reading “CREO Mark 1 Review”