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OnePlus 7 Review: The Practical, Reliable, but Unexciting Choice for a 2019 Value Flagship

In 2019, OnePlus has increased its ambitions in an unprecedented manner. The company's affordable flagships were always meant to deliver the best of OnePlus hardware and software at a set price. In previous years, this price used to be substantially lower than the average price of the "traditional" top-tier flagship. While the prices of OnePlus...

Realme X Review: Practical Meets Premium

Realme began its journey in India over a year ago with a much simpler nomenclature. After being jump-started by OPPO, and cherishing the success of the Realme 1, the company announced that it will be spinning out and establishing itself as a separate entity. Since then, it has launched several smartphones to meet the expectations...

Google Pixel 4 Leaks and Rumors: What We Know So Far

As we enter the hottest months of the year and we start to look forward to the temperature drops and the leaves changing color, we also anticipate the latest premium handset in Google's Pixel series, the Google Pixel 4. Here's a summary of everything we know so far, including the potential launch date and expected...

Vivo Z1Pro Hands-on: Triple Cameras and a Big Battery on a Budget

Vivo currently ranks third in the Indian smartphone industry and this can be attributed to its success as an offline brand. Lately, Vivo has ramped up efforts to increase online sales and has launched smartphones in India with the intention of striking a balance between innovation and affordability. The Vivo Z1Pro is the latest smartphone...

Nubia Red Magic 3 Review – More gaming, less phone

The Red Magic 3 is the newest gaming smartphone from the Nubia brand. Nubia has been around for a while now, but their Red Magic series has recently caught our attention. The Red Magic series are gaming phones for gamers on a budget, and the Nubia Red Magic 3 is no exception. The Nubia Red Magic...

Honor 20i/20 Lite First Impressions: Camera versatility for the early mid-range

The Honor 20 Lite was launched in early May 2019 in the UK for £249, much before the launch of the other two devices in the Honor 20 Series. The device made its way to India this May alongside its higher-end siblings, the Honor 20 and the Honor 20 Pro. All three devices take aim...

LineageOS Changelog 23: Night Display controls Night Mode, Expandable Volume and Quick Settings, Call Recording, and more

LineageOS was born from the ashes of CyanogenMod back in late 2016/early 2017, and since its beginning, the custom Android distribution has grown to support dozens of devices with millions of users. Back in late February of 2019, the team announced LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie for 24 devices. Over the last few...

Google’s Manifest V3 will change how ad blocking Chrome extensions work: Is it to cripple them, or is it for security?

Google Chrome is the most popular cross-platform web browser available on the market right now, claiming 62.7% of the global browser usage share up until May 2019, with Apple's Safari coming in second at 15.89% and Mozilla's Firefox claiming 5.07%. Because of its lion's share, the smallest of changes that Google Chrome undertakes for its...

LG W10 and W30 Hands-on: LG walks the Xiaomi route

It wouldn't be an understatement to say that since their entry into India, Chinese brands like Xiaomi have brought the erstwhile comfy players in the industry down to their knees. Chiefly for its predacious pricing, Xiaomi has not only polarized the Indian market by becoming the leader, but it has also given rise to many...

Honor 20 Review — A Fairly Decent Budget Flagship Behind A Flashy Exterior

If you've been following the smartphone industry for a while, chances are you've heard of Honor, the online sub-brand of Huawei that aims to compete in the mid-range and budget flagship segments. The brand released the flashy Honor View20 smartphone at the beginning of this year, boasting that they were among the first with a...

Ark Compiler Explained: How Huawei’s App Compiler May Improve Android App Performance

Much of the recent conversation around Huawei has revolved around the company's unfortunate political situation because of a US executive order that restricted many companies from conducting business with Huawei. The repercussions of such a pivotal decision are far too enormous to not pay attention. But in an alternate reality where this executive order does...

Review: Samsung has Massively Improved the Galaxy S10’s Low-Light Camera Quality Since Launch

In the last two years, we have seen the marked improvement of camera quality in smartphones. For the most part, this has been led by Huawei and Google, with Samsung and Apple appearing to lag behind. Last year, Huawei pioneered the rise of the computational photography-powered night mode in its phones, which used image stacking...