POCO X2 Unboxing and First Impressions

POCO today launched the POCO X2, the company’s second smartphone and its first mid-range smartphone in the new X series in India today. Here we the first impressions of the smartphone and also the unboxing video from our FoneArena Tamil channel. Continue reading “POCO X2 Unboxing and First Impressions”

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Unboxing and First Impressions

Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone in India last week. The Galaxy S10 Lite is the company’s first mid-range smartphone with flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC and Super Steady OIS feature to launch in India. Here we have the first impressions of the smartphone. Also check out the unboxing video from our FoneArena Tamil channel below. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Unboxing and First Impressions”

Realme 5i Unboxing and First Impressions

Realme launched the realme 5i smartphone, a cheaper version of the realme 5 in India yesterday. We even reviewed the realme 5s, an upgraded version of the realeme 5, here we have the unboxing and the first impressions of the realme 5i. Also, check out the unboxing video from our FoneArena Tamil channel below. Continue reading “Realme 5i Unboxing and First Impressions”

OnePlus Concept One Hands On and First Impressions

OnePlus just announced the Concept One, the company’s first concept phone at its CES event today.  The main highlight of the phone is its invisible camera electrochromic glass technology. The company has partnered with McLaren once again for the phone. We checked out the phone at the event, here is our first impressions. Continue reading “OnePlus Concept One Hands On and First Impressions”

LG G8X ThinQ Unboxing and First Impressions – It’s all about the Dual Screen!

Last year, many smartphone brands launched a new series of online-only devices and LG was one among them too. The company launched its W-series of smartphones in India, but there were no signs of a flagship smartphone launch. Last month, the company launched its flagship G8X ThinQ smartphone in India after announcing it in September 2019 at the IFA. The G8X ThinQ comes with a unique dual-screen accessory and other interesting features. We got to check out the smartphone, and here is our unboxing and first impressions of LG G8X ThinQ.

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Realme X2 Unboxing and First Impressions

realme today launched the most-expected realme X2 smartphone in India starting at Rs. 16,999. Even though it has the same display and design, this has a faster Snapdragon 730G SoC, packs a 32-megapixel front camera and has support for 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging. We got hold of the new Pearl Green color version, and here is our unboxing (in Tamil). Continue reading “Realme X2 Unboxing and First Impressions”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Benchmarks: How fast is this compared to Snapdragon 855 Plus?

Qualcomm introduced its flagship Snapdragon 865 Mobile platform at its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 earlier this month. The latest flagship SoC finally moves from A76 to A77-based Kryo 585 cores arranged in a tri-cluster architecture that includes one Kryo 585 Prime A77-based CPU clocked at up to 2.84GHz, three Kryo 585 Performance A77-based CPUs clocked at up to 2.42GHz and the other four Kryo 585 Efficiency A55-based CPUs are clocked at up to 1.80GHz. It is fabricated using the Samsung 7nm EUV (7LPP) Process Technology. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Benchmarks: How fast is this compared to Snapdragon 855 Plus?”

Mi AirDots Pro 2 Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi introduced Mi AirDots Pro 2, the successor to premium true wireless earphones Mi AirDots Pro in China back in September along with Mi MIX Alpha. The Mi AirDots Pro 2 offers up to 14 hours of music playback, packs a 14.2 mm dynamic driver unit and support environment noise cancellation, we recently bought a unit from ShareSave which is Xiaomi’s own cross-border e-commerce platform, and here is the unboxing and first impressions of Mi AirDots Pro 2. Continue reading “Mi AirDots Pro 2 Unboxing and First Impressions”

Nokia Smart TV 55-inch First Impressions

Nokia ventured into the Smart TV segment with the launch of its first Smart TV in India last week in partnership with Flipkart. We got to check out the TV, and here are our first impressions. The TV comes only in Black color, and has minimal bezels, and in the box you get a  remote control, metal base stand and screws, wall mount stand and screws, user manual, power cord and 2x AAA batteries for the remote.
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Samsung Galaxy Fold Unboxing and First Impressions

Samsung launched the Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable smartphone in India last month. This has two displays, one on the outside and an Infinity Flex Display on the inside. The phone also has six cameras, three on the back, two inside and one on the outside. We got to check out the phone, here we have the unboxing and the first impressions. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Fold Unboxing and First Impressions”

Redmi 8 Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand launched the Redmi 8 smartphone in India earlier this week. It has a large 6.22-inch HD+ screen, features dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensor and packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging at a price of Rs. 7999. Here we have the first impressions of the phone. Also, check out the unboxing from our FoneArena Tamil channel. Continue reading “Redmi 8 Unboxing and First Impressions”

Andy Rubin teases a radically re-imagined compact smartphone – GEM

Andy Rubin, creator of Android and CEO of Essential just tweeted out a colorful glimpse into one of the most radically re-imagined compact smartphones we have ever seen. It’s long, it’s thin, there’s a huge camera at the back and also a fingerprint scanner. The guys at Essential call this device “GEM” and the first tweet from Andy (after almost an year) shows how color-shifty the design is. But it didn’t stop there.

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MIUI 11 New Features and First look on Redmi Note 7 Pro

Xiaomi announced the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 11 along with Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi MIX Alpha 5G, and Mi AirDots Pro 2 at an event in China earlier this week. MIUI 11 aims to bring brand new optimized modern UI design focused on content viewing. Xiaomi has been awarded two new Red Dot design awards for the new visual design and sound effects on MIUI 11, the company says that it is the first company to receive a first-ever design award in the smartphone software industry. Continue reading “MIUI 11 New Features and First look on Redmi Note 7 Pro”

Apple Watch Series 5 Unboxing and First Impressions

Apple had introduced the 5th generation of the Apple Watch earlier this month and it is going on sale in India today. We managed to get our hands on the 44mm  Cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 5. Here are my first impressions after using the watch for the past few days.

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