Global smartphone shipments grew 2.7% YoY in Q3 2017, Xiaomi more than doubles its shipments: IDC

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Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 373.1 million smartphones worldwide, up 2.7% year over year, and up 7.4% from the second quarter, in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), as per the latest  International Data Corporation (IDC). “Despite the annual growth being low, the fact that it is positive leading into the holiday quarter is a sign the industry still has momentum,” said IDC. Continue reading “Global smartphone shipments grew 2.7% YoY in Q3 2017, Xiaomi more than doubles its shipments: IDC”

Best Smartphones Under 10000 in India (Updated on October 2017)

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Which is the best smartphone for Rs.10000?

Best Android smartphone for Rs.10000?

Suggest a smartphone for Rs.10000?

These are the questions, we are often asked about on social media platforms and Youtube channels. In a way of addressing these questions and to make your life more relaxed, we have researched and narrowed down 10 smartphones that you can consider, before confirming your purchase decisions. The below list is purely based on the performance and “Value For Money” factor. The smartphones below are ranked randomly and the number means nothing. Do have a look at it. Continue reading “Best Smartphones Under 10000 in India (Updated on October 2017)”

Essential Phone gets $200 price cut, now available for $499

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Essential Phone PH-1 has received a price cut of $200 and starting from today it will be available for $499 off contract and unlocked. The price cut might be because of the weak sales of the phone or not the numbers the company was expecting. Essential says that as a young startup, with the likes of Apple and Samsung taking up the significant market value, word of mouth plays a vital role and has a lot of value, hence the price cut. Continue reading “Essential Phone gets $200 price cut, now available for $499”

Razer teases ‘biggest unveiling’ on November 1, could be a smartphone

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A smartphone from Razer has been flying around for quite some time now, even before the company went ahead and bought Nextbit, there were speculations that Razer will be launching a smartphone in the near future. Today, the company has posted a teaser image of their next big unveiling which points at a smartphone. The teaser posted on Razer Twitter account indicates the event scheduled for November 1st. Continue reading “Razer teases ‘biggest unveiling’ on November 1, could be a smartphone”

Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India (Updated on October 2017)

Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India

Which is the best smartphone for Rs.15000?

Best Android smartphone for Rs.15000?

Suggest a smartphone for Rs.15000

India being an economic smartphone market, these are the questions we are often asked about. In fact, this is the sweet spot to invest on a smartphone as you get almost all the feature that you get on high-end devices, but with very few compromises. Continue reading “Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India (Updated on October 2017)”

Micromax Bharat One 4G VoLTE feature phone tipped to launch next week

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Micromax is working on an entry level 4G VoLTE feature phone that will compete with Reliance JioPhone. According to a latest report from the Economic Times, the Bharat One 4G VoLTE feature phone will be launched in the first week of October for about Rs 2,000.

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Tampering mobile IMEI number can send you to jail for up to three years

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In a bid to curb mobile thefts in India, the government has made tampering of IMEI number a punishable offence that can attract jail term of up to three years. An IMEI number is a unique 15-digit serial number of mobile devices. The move will help curb issues pertaining to fake IMEI numbers and also ease tracking of lost mobile phones. Continue reading “Tampering mobile IMEI number can send you to jail for up to three years”

Reliance JioPhone tipped to run special version of WhatsApp

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Reliance Jio is in talks with WhatsApp to create a special version of the popular messaging app for newly launched JioPhone, according to a latest report from Factor Daily. Both the companies are planning to introduce a toned-down version of WhatsApp on the feature phone.

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Unihertz Jelly Pro Review

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At a time when smartphone displays are getting bigger, a new smartphone from that Unihertz is so tiny that it will fit right into coin pocket of your jeans. The Jelly project was launched on Kickstarter in May and is touted as the ‘world’s smallest smartphone’ that supports 4G and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. I have been using the phone for sometime so let’s see if the Jelly Pro can be your secondary phone. Continue reading “Unihertz Jelly Pro Review”

List of phones Getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

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It is that time of the year again when users are eagerly waiting for their devices to be updated to the latest version of Android which is 7.0/7.1 Nougat. As usual, the handset makers are taking their very own time to roll out the Android Nougat update to their devices. Continue reading “List of phones Getting Android 7.0 Nougat update”

HTC U Play gets Rs.10,000 price cut in India, now available for Rs. 29990

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HTC has given its latest flagship phone U Play a major price cut. HTC U Play smartphone was launched in India in February for Rs. 39,990. With the latest price cut, it will now be available for Rs. 29,990. This means, the HTC U Play has received a price cut of Rs. 10,000. Continue reading “HTC U Play gets Rs.10,000 price cut in India, now available for Rs. 29990”

Xiaomi is now the most preferred smartphone brand in India: Strategy Analytics

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Xiaomi has surpassed Apple and Samsung to become the most preferred smartphone upgrade choice for Indian consumers in 2017, according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics. 26 percent of potential Android buyers looking to upgrade their devices in 2017 list Xiaomi as their preferred brand. Continue reading “Xiaomi is now the most preferred smartphone brand in India: Strategy Analytics”

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus – What’s different

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Samsung’s S series lineup and Apple’s iPhone lineup never do get announced at the same time. Hence most people say that comparisons between the two are often unfair. While that may be debatable, a comparison is definitely needed and is unavoidable. Here is a spec comparison between the two bigger siblings in each company’s lineup.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 – What’s Different

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Samsung’s S series lineup and Apple’s iPhone lineup never do get announced at the same time. Hence most people say that comparisons between the two are often unfair. While that may be debatable, a comparison is definitely needed and is unavoidable. Here is a spec comparison between the two smaller siblings in each company’s lineup.

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