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”

PaMu Scroll BT 5.0 Earphones Review

As an increasing number of smartphones ditch the headphone, there has been a drastic uptick in the consumer adoption of wireless headphones. Amongst these is the all-new category of truly wireless options. The PaMu Scroll is one such which aims to deliver a high-quality audio experience at a not too high price point. Read on for our full review.  Continue reading “PaMu Scroll BT 5.0 Earphones Review”

Motorola One Power Review

When we sat down with Motorola to talk about the all new Motorola One Power, one thing was clear. The phone had been designed ground up to tick the check marks for all the key specs that online buyers demand. Android One, guaranteed updates, a huge battery and even a notch! Apparently, these are the key metrics that online buyers look at when considering a new smartphone. So is the Motorola One Power the ultimate mid-range smartphone? Let’s find out in our review.  Continue reading “Motorola One Power Review”

Nokia 7.1 Hands on Impressions: Premium Mid-range Never Felt so Good

Slotting in between the Nokia 7 Plus and the 6 series, the all new Nokia 7.1 is an interesting device that is bringing the best of  Nokia’s design chops to the mid range segment. A device that is predominantly designed to make inroads in the European markets, it plays it safe but makes the right additions to make it all the more appealing. We spent a bit of time checking out the phone and came out quite liking what the company has done here. Follow along for our quick impressions.  Continue reading “Nokia 7.1 Hands on Impressions: Premium Mid-range Never Felt so Good”

Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera 360° Review

Xiaomi’s entry into the broader ecosystem of products has been long awaited. With their tremendous success in the smartphone business, savvy Indian buyers have had an eye one the robust portfolio of Xiaomi products available in China. As it turns out, the company too is very interested in getting these to India one step at a time. Last week, Xiaomi took some time out to launch a broad spectrum of appliances and non-smartphone products. The Mi Home Security 360 camera is one such product that follows Xiaomi’s standard process of undercutting the competition in terms of price while offering an experience that is almost as good. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera 360° Review”

Amazfit Cor Review

Across price bands, there’s no dearth of fitness bands in the market. From basic trackers with no displays and simple step tracking to devices that can follow your runs using GPS and present dozens of metrics to assist your fitness goals. Amazfit recently introduced a number of their products in the Indian market. We reviewed the Amazfit Bip a while back. The latest entrant in the series is the Amazfit Cor, here’s our review. Continue reading “Amazfit Cor Review”

Vivo V11 Pro Review

From in-display fingerprint sensors to pop out cameras, Vivo has been on a roll this year. Where most brands have worked on bringing down prices or rolling out iterative updates, Vivo has genuinely pushed the game forward. With the Vivo V11 Pro, we’re seeing a mix of both. A gorgeous design ID paired with some very futuristic features at an attractive price. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Vivo V11 Pro Review”

Sony Bravia A8F 55-inch OLED TV Review

Last October, we reviewed Sony’s Bravia A1 OLED television and found it to be one of the most gorgeous panels we’d taken a look at. Fast forward to summer 2018 and Sony has an all new model out. Or does it? Read on for our review of the Sony Bravia A8F 55-inch OLED TV.  Continue reading “Sony Bravia A8F 55-inch OLED TV Review”

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Review: Keeping up With the Times

Already out in China, Xiaomi has finally brought the latest generation of the very popular Redmi Pro series to India. Jumping onto the notch display bandwagon, the Redmi 6 Pro brings a fresh looking design to Xiaomi’s always aggressive price point.  Let’s take a closer look to see what else has changed with the hardware. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Review: Keeping up With the Times”

POCO F1 Review: Deal of the Century

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you’ve probably heard of the POCO F1 by now. An all new sub brand by Xiaomi, the POCO is aimed at giving you all out performance and all the other features you expect from a high end phone, at a very affordable price. Yes, we’ve heard that before. Heck the entire ‘Flagship Killer’ category stemmed from providing high end internals at a relatively low cost price. Now, before we do a deep down on the phone, let me just put it out there. The POCO F1 is possibly the best deal in smartphones right now and yet, it is not exactly a flagship and/or a  OnePlus 6 killer. Confused? Let us explain. Continue reading “POCO F1 Review: Deal of the Century”