The Lenovo Vibe P1 is all about power. Announced at the Chinese manufacturer’s pre-IFA press event in Berlin, the Vibe packs a massive 5,000 mAH battery and even if it runs out, you have a handy physical button to enable power saving, like in many flagship phones. Not only that, it has a fingerprint sensor, a full HD screen and overall good value for the price it comes at (279$). We went hands on –
The Yoga tablets from Lenovo have been around for a while and are well known for their twisty positions and use cases, but they never tried to be best at what tablets are mostly used for, video. Lenovo wants to change that with the Yoga Tab 3 Pro which aims to be the best multi media tablet from the company. We went hands on with it and its 70″ screen equivalent 50 Lumens pico projector, and here’s what we found –
At the pre-IFA press event, Lenovo announced the Vibe S1 along with a few other mobile devices. The most striking thing about the Vibe S1 is its dual selfie cameras. We might have seen this technology before, in rear facing cameras, but using it on the front adds an interesting twist to the selfie, thanks to depth data. This might be the norm when depth cameras are used for accurate facial recognition, but for now, the Vibe S1 shoots selfies with depth data leading to interesting effects, captured here in our hands on video –
Two years back, at a similar event in Berlin, Samsung announced its first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear along with other smartphones and tablets. Fast forward two years, we have an event dedicated to its latest smartwatch, the Gear S2, which was teased at the Note 5 event in New York. Announced a couple of days back, the first circular smart wearable from Samsung brings not only a completely circular UI, but also a circular UX, with a rotating bezel. We think it’s quite an interesting take on properly utilizing a smartwatch’s miniscule screen real estate. Naturally, we went hands on with it and here are our impressions –
Lava today introduced its brand new phone part of the Iris series of devices. Called the Iris Pro 30, the emphasis here is on design. The handset is made of magnesium alloy and is also one of the lightest phones in its category weighing a mere 114 grams. Follow through for our hands on impressions. Continue reading “Lava Iris Pro 30 Hands On Impressions”
I received my iPad mini in the mail yesterday. Later next week, I will publish my review, but here are my first initial impressions for now:
- I like the form factor a lot. It is easy to hold in one hand and typing with two hands is a breeze.
- The iPad mini feels great, smooth, and really durable. It doesn’t feel cheap at all like the other seven inch tablets out there.
- The device is very light weight.
- It is a bliss to use.
- Existing iPad apps already work on the iPad mini without any updates, which is a huge win for developers and customers.
- iPad mini charges really fast.
- The screen is no Retina display, but it is much more crisper than the iPad 2’s display. First time buyers won’t even notice the difference.
- Switching between apps is fast and I have not noticed any issues of lag.
- Battery life is great.
- The entire iPad mini experience feels very polished.
Yesterday was my first day on the road again after my accident, that kept me out of everything for 4 weeks. I went to the local E-Store to buy a brand spanking new DSLR camera, and in doing so, i met a friend, who bought my “old” cam from me. What i forgot about was, that he recently bought a brand new iPhone4. Now you might wonder why i write about the jesus phone, when i usually rant against it. Well simple, i still dont like the iOS but designwise, Cupertino has hit the spot with this one. When i saw the pics on Gizmodo leaking, i wished nothing more that they’ll keep it and its not a simple prototype design. and they did. And i’m sorry Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, HTC, etc., but what you see here, is the best looking phone in recent history!