OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Hands On Impressions

Its hardly been a few weeks since the launch of the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple edition and the company is back with yet another special edition. The McLaren Edition of the phone, however, is more than just a new colourway. With their partnership with McLaren, the focus is entirely on speed and that’s just what OnePlus has worked on.  Continue reading “OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Hands On Impressions”

Nokia 8.1 Review: The All Round Performer

Ending the year on a high note, the Nokia 8.1 focusses on the fundamentals and makes improvements on the essentials. From the HDR capable display to the more than adequate processor, the phone combines great internals with a classic design language. What’s not to like? Let’s dive into our review of the Nokia 8.1 to see what makes it tick.  Continue reading “Nokia 8.1 Review: The All Round Performer”

5 ways Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip improves mobile imaging

Earlier today, Qualcomm held a lengthy two-hour keynote extolling the improvements brought along by the all-new Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip. One of the more interesting and tangible enhancements talked about was on the imaging front. At the heart of the improvements sits the all-new Spectra 380 ISP that is poised to push mobile imaging and videography forward quite significantly. Let’s take a closer look.  Continue reading “5 ways Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip improves mobile imaging”

Asus ROG Phone Hands On Impressions

Front, centre and well, back too, the Asus ROG phone employs every gaming related schtick and somehow manages to make it look good. This device is one of those rare examples of focussed engineering that delivers on all its promises. Asus claims to have worked with professional eSports teams to design the phone and it shows. Here’s what we think about the Asus ROG Phone.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Review: The Reliable Option

With each successive generation, Xiaomi has cemented its position as the market leader amongst entry-level and mid-range hardware. The Redmi Note series has, for the longest time, kept the crown of being the best value for money device you can get. The competition, however, hasn’t kept still. With Asus, Honor and others trying to encroach on Xiaomi’s territory, it has never been more important for the company to consistently deliver solid products. Does it manage that with the Redmi Note 6 Pro? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Review: The Reliable Option”

Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review: Keeps Getting Better

There are few products that manage to take a giant step forward with every successive iteration. Sony’s 1000XM line of headphones is one such product that not only excels on their own but has taken the competition head-on.  The XM2 doubled battery but generally played it safe. With the WH-1000XM3 though, Sony has gone back to the drawing board and is making massive changes all around. What does it mean for the lineup? Find out in our review. Continue reading “Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review: Keeps Getting Better”

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) Review

With the launch of the all-new Amazon Echo Plus, the company appears to have taken consumer feedback seriously and has made some very tangible changes to the hardware. From improved acoustics to design and more, there’s a lot going for the Amazon Echo Plus 2018 Edition. But how does it compare to competitors like the Google Home? Let’s find out in our review. Continue reading “Amazon Echo Plus (2018) Review”

Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector Review

Mobile projectors are an interesting category of products that can be useful to business men on the go as well as people who might want to throw up a larger screen at impromptu gatherings to view photos or play casual games. Sony’s been making these for a number of years now, and they recently launched the latest model in the series. Sony sent us over the all new MP-CD1 in for review and here’s what we think about it.  Continue reading “Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector Review”

OnePlus 6T First Impressions

The OnePlus 6 was launched less than 6 months ago. Without a doubt, that’s a remarkably short product cycle and it makes you question why the company decided to refresh the product line. After having spent time with the phone, I’m still conflicted. The 6T is a fine device but it doesn’t do nearly enough to justify its existence given how good the OnePlus 6 already was. OnePlus could’ve very easily saved the enhancements on the 6T for the inevitable OnePlus 7 instead of the piecemeal incremental update approach being taken here. Regardless, let’s take a deeper look at the OnePlus 6T. I’ve been using the phone for the last few days to get a feel for it and here’s what I think about it. Continue reading “OnePlus 6T First Impressions”

Sony Home Theater 5.1 HT-S700RF Review

With all the new pocket friendly televisions hitting the market lately, it’s been good times for budding cinephiles. The one caveat is of course the rather poor sound output from most of these televisions.  Sony’s all new HT-S700 RF Home Theater aims to help you upgrade to a high-quality surround sound cinematic experience at a price that won’t pinch your pocket. Does it work well? Let’s find out.  Continue reading “Sony Home Theater 5.1 HT-S700RF Review”

Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Pro 49 inch Review

Xiaomi’s second gen Mi TVs launched in India a few weeks back, and we’ve been putting the 49-inch 4A Pro through its paces. With some surprises and a bit more polish, the Mi TV 4A Pro 49-inch looks like it has perfected the winning formula. Follow along for our full review.

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Google Pixel 3 XL Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in Your Pocket

A device is more than the sum of its parts. In the three years since Google first introduced the Pixel series of smartphones, it has consistently proved that plain and simple hardware specs do not matter as much as Google’s OEM partners would have you believe. Bearing testament to this is the fact that despite the Pixel 3 XL smartphone having leaked in the flesh three months ahead of launch, the event itself had so much more to reveal. I’ve spent the last week using the Pixel 3 XL as my principle smartphone and here’s what I think about Google’s latest and greatest. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 XL Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in Your Pocket”

Google Home Hub First Impressions

Drowned out just a bit by the noise surrounding the all new Pixel phones, the Google Home Hub is an all-new addition to the ‘Home’ category of smart speakers. The first Google-branded smart home device to be equipped with a display, it’s interesting how the likes of Lenovo managed to get to market ahead of the Big G. Still, there’s a lot to like here. Let’s take a closer look.  Continue reading “Google Home Hub First Impressions”

Google Pixel 3 Hands On Impressions : ‘Notch’ Your Average Flagship

Is the Pixel 3 XL the most leaked smartphone in history? That’s entirely possible. But hardware only tells a part of the story. We were at the launch of Google’s latest in New York and here’s our first impressions of the all new Google Pixel 3 family. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 Hands On Impressions : ‘Notch’ Your Average Flagship”