Vivo X50 Pro Review

vivo recently launched smartphones under the X-series in an attempt to satiate the hunger for photography among young people.  The vivo X50 Pro features cutting-edge technology — Gimbal camera system for stable shooting capabilities. As per the company, X50 Pro’s built-in miniature gimbal module moves in the opposite direction of shaking motions, providing increased stability for the main camera.

Shown initially on its 2020 Apex Concept phone, the feature is now a reality in the X50 Pro. Is this device worth Rs. 49,990? Check out why you should and should not consider this device below. Continue reading “Vivo X50 Pro Review”

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Review: The gaming laptop to beat

When ASUS announced their line-up of gaming laptops for the year 2020, they surprised everyone by choosing AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile series processors for their entire ROG line up. ASUS introduced a laptop in the ROG Zephyrus line, called the Zephyrus G14 and since its announcement, the laptop has been creating a lot of interest in the gaming community for being a really portable gaming machine with crazy performance. Continue reading “ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Review: The gaming laptop to beat”

Zebronics Zeb Sound Bomb S1 Review

Back in 2017, Zebronics, a company known for its IT peripherals, Audio/Video products launched its first-ever wireless stereo earphones ‘AirDuo’ in the Indian market. Post that, the company launched a couple of TWS — Sound Bomb and Sound Bomb Z1 to capture a chunk of market share in this growing TWS market. Continue reading “Zebronics Zeb Sound Bomb S1 Review”

ASUS ROG Phone 3 Review: SPEC-tacular

Smartphones specially made for gaming are not new. We even had phones like the Nokia N-Gage in 2003 for similar purposes and the legacy continued with Samsung phones and also Sony’s PlayStation certified Xperia Play. Also phones powered by Tegra processors in 2010 had separate stores filled with games tweaked to enjoy the fullest hardware power of the Tegra series. Later Razr acquired Nextbit and released a gaming phone with 120Hz refresh rate display and powerful stereo speakers.

Now came the true gaming beast from ASUS among powerful smartphone lineups from different OEM’s in 2018, named the ROG Phone. From then ROG Phone series kept dominating the gaming smartphone lineup for the two successive years and here came ROG Phone 3 to continue the legacy.
Will ROG Phone 3 live up to the name, Let’s dive in. Continue reading “ASUS ROG Phone 3 Review: SPEC-tacular”

Realme 7 Review: Subtle yet significant upgrade to realme 6

The mid-range smartphone market in India is becoming interesting day by day, thanks to a wide range of smartphones available from various OEMs in this segment. Especially, there is stiff competition in the sub-Rs. 15,000 segment lately and now, there is another new entrant in this segment by realme- the realme 7. Realme 7 is the successor of the realme 6 that was launched in India in March this year and I’ve been using the phone for quite some time now, and have thoughts to share. Let’s get started with the realme 7 Review. Continue reading “Realme 7 Review: Subtle yet significant upgrade to realme 6”

Samsung Galaxy M31s Review — A solid Galaxy phone for around Rs. 20000

Samsung  launched the Galaxy M31s smartphone in the ‘M Series’ in India last month as the successor of the M31 that was launched earlier this year. This comes with upgraded camera, Infinity-O AMOLED display, 25W fast charging and 128GB storage as a standard. Specifications look great on paper. Is the phone worth the price? Let us dive into the review to find out. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy M31s Review — A solid Galaxy phone for around Rs. 20000”

Redmi 9 Prime Review: Prime Contender Under Rs. 10,000

Lately in India, the prices of smartphones are increasing and are largely due to factors like the COVID-19 pandemic, GST Rate Hike from 12% to 18%, supply shortage, INR depreciation against the US Dollar amongst others. In 2019, we saw smartphones that offered great value for money under Rs. 10,000 like the Redmi Note 8, but gradually the price was increased up to 25% as well. Fast-forward to 2020, the choice of smartphones with good performance under Rs. 10,000 has become limited and the price ladder has now moved up to Rs. 12,000. Amidst this, recently, Redmi launched its Redmi 9 Prime smartphone starting at Rs. 9999 bringing back the Prime series after quite a long gap. I’ve been using the smartphone for quite some time now and have some thoughts to share. Let’s get started with the Redmi 9 Prime Review. Continue reading “Redmi 9 Prime Review: Prime Contender Under Rs. 10,000”

Amazfit BIP S Lite Review

Activity trackers play a major role in India’s wearable market! Among major players, Amazfit has a dominating presence in terms of value for money products. I stand in favour of activity trackers, as it keeps me motivated throughout the day. It makes me push my limits every day and if you, like me, have a fitness regime, activity trackers are great.

With so many showing interests in activity trackers, I share my thoughts about Rs. 3,799-priced successor of a successful entry-level activity tracker watch, the Amazfit Bip Lite. Also, what for they named it Lite when most features are similar to bigger brother!

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OPPO Reno4 Pro Review

With Reno series, OPPO tries to emphasise on couple of things — looks and camera. The latest Reno4 Pro is all about the looks, cameras and of course the display.  The OPPO Reno4 Pro comes with quad-camera setup, Snapdragon 720G mobile platform, 65W Super Flash Charge fast charging that can charge the phone fully in 36 minutes. We got hold of the device for few days and here’s what we think about it. Continue reading “OPPO Reno4 Pro Review”

Realme 6i Review: What the realme 6 should have been

When the realme 6 was launched back in March, I reviewed the phone to be great budget smartphone with a focus on gaming with its 90Hz screen. About 5 months later, realme has launched the realme 6i, which is a less expensive version of the realme 6 with a few compromises. When you compare the spec sheet between the two smartphones, you’ll notice that it is nearly identical with the sole exception of the rear-facing primary camera, which has been replaced with a 48MP sensor instead of the 64MP sensor found on the realme 6.

For this reason, my review will focus primarily on the camera of the realme 6i, compare it with its more expensive brother, along with a few minor differences I noticed when reviewing this phone.

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RHA Wireless TrueConnect 2 Review

RHA is a Scottish brand well known for its premium range of in-ear earphones. RHA recently launched the TrueConnect 2 true wireless earbuds, the successor to the True Connect which was launched last year. RHA claims that the TrueConnect 2 was built on the core principle of the TrueConnect with a huge improvement in battery life. Let’s find out what RHA TrueConnect 2 brings to the already crowded true wireless earbuds market in India in this review. Continue reading “RHA Wireless TrueConnect 2 Review”

POCO M2 Pro Review: Better option than Redmi Note 9 Pro under Rs. 15000

After the POCO X2 launch earlier this year, POCO launched the M2 Pro, another mid-range phone in India last month. Even though this has almost similar specifications as the Redmi Note 9 Pro that starts at the same price, this has updgraded features such as support for 33w fast charging compared to 18W charging, doesn’t have ads and features a two-tone glass back.  The specifications look great on paper for the price. Let us dive into the review to find out what the device has to offer. Continue reading “POCO M2 Pro Review: Better option than Redmi Note 9 Pro under Rs. 15000”

Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SATA SSD Review — Samsung’s best QLC SSD yet

Hard disk drives on computers and portable devices like laptops have been there for a very long time now, and is still being used by many users worldwide. On the other hand, the adoption of faster solid-state drives are increasing quickly as well, thanks to it the cost of the drives coming down compared to before, and of course, the lower failure rate compared to HDDs. While the biggest advantage of SSDs is the speed and performance, it wasn’t quite matching up to the levels of HDDs in terms of capacity. That started changing as well with QLC (Quad-level cell that stores four bits per cell) SSDs which enabled manufacturers to bring higher storage capacity drives. Compared to three bits per cell on the TLC (Triple-Level cell) SSDs.

Micron 5210 ION was the world’s first QLC SSD that was launched back in 2018 and Samsung also launched its first QLC SATA SSD the same year – Samsung 860 QVO in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB storage sizes. Fast-forward to 2020, and Samsung recently launched its 2nd Gen QLC SSD – Samsung 870 QVO V-NAND SSD in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and a whopping 8TB storage capacity. We have been using the 2TB 870 QVO SSD for quite some time now, and in this review, let us see how it has improved over the last-gen and what new it brings to the table. Continue reading “Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SATA SSD Review — Samsung’s best QLC SSD yet”

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review: Perfecting the 2-in-1 tablet PC

Microsoft’s Surface Pro devices have been leading the 2-in-1 detachable tablet industry for more than 7 years now. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is the latest in the line, now updated with Intel’s latest 10th Gen Ice Lake processors that is built on the 10nm process node, finally includes a USB Type-C port and support for Wi-Fi 6. Today, we’ll be reviewing the model with the Core i7 processor with Iris Pro integrated graphics, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.

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realme X3 SuperZoom Review — It’s all about the optics

realme, an ambitious company has established itself as a key player in the smartphone market in India and post its entry in the Indian market in 2018, the company has been launching smartphones in every price segment to cater to a wide range of audience. Smartphone manufacturers are focussing on offering affordable flagship smartphones in the Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 price segment lately which is not as crowded as the sub Rs. 15,000 or Rs. 20,000 price segment and at the same time, this segment interests more consumers who don’t want to pay a premium for other smartphones. Continue reading “realme X3 SuperZoom Review — It’s all about the optics”