Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

Tushar's love for tinkering with different forms of consumer tech brings him to this front. Besides technology, he likes to keep a tab on the political climate and trade bouts that make things expensive, and in turn, peeve him. Email him at [email protected]

Realme 3 Pro First Impressions: Dear Xiaomi, Take Note!

What makes for a remarkable budget smartphone is a matter of discussion. But for most of us, Xiaomi's Redmi Note series makes the cut as a great offering, considering what it offers for the price. While the success of the Redmi Note 7 duo vouches for their popularity, we can see OPPO's off-shoot Realme taking...

NiceLock Downloader Companion App lets you easily download Good Lock modules on Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI

Over the last year, Samsung has made monumental changes to the software experience it offers to smartphone users. The Samsung Experience UI has been sobered up and evolved into the Android Pie-based One UI, which is much lighter, less intrusive, coherent, and beautiful in its own way. But aside from majorly overhauling the interface, Samsung...

Vivo Y17 launches in India with triple rear cameras and a 5000mAh battery

Vivo has the third-biggest smartphone brand in India by the volume of sales with slightly more than 10% of the market share. This is because of its wide portfolio of affordable devices that dominate sales in the offline retail. But the company is slowly progressing towards capturing higher price segments and bringing its smartphones powered...

EMUI 9.1 beta rolls out to the Honor View 20, Honor Magic 2, Honor 7X/8X/9/10, Huawei P10, P20 Lite, Mate 20 Lite, and Nova 3/3i/2 in China

Huawei announced EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie last month at the Huawei P30 Pro launch. It comes with with a slew of changes over EMUI 9.0 including a simpler and more intuitive UI, GPU Turbo 3.0, nature alarm sounds, optimizations to HiVoice, improved AR functionality with HiVision, etc. While EMUI 9.1 is currently...

[Update: Redmi Y2/S2 will be updated] Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi S2 are no longer expected to get Android Pie updates

Xiaomi has engrossed itself in active upgrading MIUI to Android 9.0 Pie. Earlier this year, it noted that the Mi 8 series, POCO F1, Mi MIX 2S, the Mi MAX 3 have already been updated and sketched out an update schedule for some other devices. Further, it has been testing the update on some other...

HMD Global is investigating claims that the Nokia 9’s fingerprint scanner is insecure

HMD Global's latest flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView, is backed by some surprising elements like the penta-camera setup. However, the device has also been surprising users in ways which may not be very pleasant. Enrolling fingers and authentication using the in-display fingerprint scanner on the Nokia 9, for instance, has been tough for many users....

Google Chrome’s Data Saver is now “Lite mode,” desktop extension will be deprecated

Google has been making several additions in Android and Google apps in the favor of users in countries plagued with poor network speeds or connectivity and the Data Saver mode in Google Chrome is one of them. The Data Saver mode allows up to two-times faster downloading of webpages by loading media in lower resolutions...

Realme 3 Pro forums are now open

Realme recently announced its affordable "flagship", the Realme 3 Pro, which is ready to take on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Boasting of up to 64MP Ultra HD image capturing, 4/6GB of RAM, the power of Snapdragon 710, and a dedication microSD card slot, the Realme 3 feels like a dependable device and every bit...

Realme 3 Pro with 8GB RAM could launch by July for about ₹18,000

Realme 3 Pro was revealed in India yesterday as a compelling contender to the crown of the best budget smartphone in India. The smartphone offers slightly better specifications and a promising camera performance at the same price as the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which is currently seen as the smartphone with one of the highest...

Samsung Good Lock modules updated to bring slim recent apps in TaskChanger, Quick tools/action in One Hand Operation+, and more

As the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, Samsung caters to millions of users worldwide. But only a handful of them may be aware that Samsung also allows for a highly customizable experience through a suite of officially developed mods, called Good Lock. The practical significance of this set of mods extends beyond lockscreen customizations,...

Google Camera 6.2 mod adds 2.4/1.5f aperture switching support for Samsung Galaxy phones

In spite of some of the most advanced camera optics, Samsung's flagship smartphones lag behind competitors in the software department. Samsung was the first to introduce the concept of variable aperture on smartphones but most its leading models lack a dedicated night mode - which is currently limited to the Galaxy S10 series. Meanwhile, the...

Realme 3 Pro with Snapdragon 710, VOOC 20W fast charging, 64MP Ultra HD camera mode launched in India

Realme, a spin-off of OPPO, is barely a year old but it has posed a stiff challenge to Xiaomi since its arrival in India. Despite being a newcomer, Realme has gained pace very quickly and has charted successful sales figures like 2 million Realme 2 Pro units in two months or half a million Realme...