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POCO X2 Review: Every Bit Better Than the POCO F1

Xiaomi and its spin-off brand Redmi have always pushed affordability over everything else. In its five-plus-year tenure in India, Xiaomi has radically transformed the dynamics of the smartphone industry in the country. This penchant for making smartphones affordable and accessible to users still shines bright in the company’s vision despite the huge growth and patronage...

Realme Buds Air TWS Review: Desirable truly wireless audio meets Realme’s reliability

Realme has barely spent two years old as an independent smartphone brand. While we cannot overlook the benefits of being backed by parent OPPO in terms of manufacturing, distribution, and marketing dollars, Realme has been one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands because of its super-affordable products. Just when we thought smartphones couldn't be cheaper than...

Huami Amazfit T-Rex Review: A Smartwatch that’s Durable in Build and Battery

Hinted by its namesake, Amazfit and its products are all about assisting you in your fitness goals and improving your well-being. Amazfit's new smartwatch, the T-Rex, is the health-tech company's rugged offering: it's meant to be a companion that is capable of withstanding the elements while you're out on your adventures.Specification Amazfit T-RexDimensions47.7 × 47.7 ×...

OPPO Reno2 Review – A Solidly Mid-Range Smartphone

2019 was a pivotal year for OPPO on the global smartphone market. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom was actually my favorite phone of that year thanks to its impressive haptics and stellar image quality in an all-around great package. With the company's commitment to becoming more than just a smartphone brand in 2020, I'm excited...

Realme X2 Performance & Gaming Review: The Finest Mid-Ranger of 2019

Realme has been aggressively broadening its reach, expanding both vertically and laterally. Less than two years ago, it was a brand vending entry-level phone to price-conscious Southeast Asians. But since then, it has matured into a poster-boy label for premium-grade value for money phones available in key global markets. More importantly, this stupefying surge has...

The Honor Magic Watch 2 is a Great Wearable, But LiteOS is Too Light

As the ongoing trade debacle between the US and Huawei unfolds rather slowly, Honor has continued to refocus some of its efforts in non-US related tech. That renewed focus has come in the form of an upgraded (and pretty impressive) Honor Band 5, and now a successor to the original Honor Magic Watch which launched...

ColorOS 7 Review: A fresh new look makes this one of the most compelling user interfaces

ColorOS is OPPO's custom user interface on top of Android. At first, its functionality was tailored to users in China, which remains the company's biggest market. Not unlike other user interfaces from Chinese OEMs, it borrowed inspiration from the design elements of iOS, while offering greater functionality than stock Android. However, OPPO's expansion in international...

Huami Amazfit GTS Review: Surprisingly different from the Apple Watch

Huami is one of the largest wearable device companies in the world, claiming a global market share of over 17% through its Amazfit brand. The wearable space in markets like India has really grown in the past few years, riding on the back of cheap yet reliable smart fitness trackers like Xiaomi's Mi Band lineup....

OPPO Enco Q1 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earphones Review — Accurate Marketing

Earphones are great. They let you listen to what you want to without disturbing others. And, more importantly, they let other people listen to what they want to, without disturbing you. Today we're going to take a look at the OPPO Enco Q1 wireless noise-cancelling earphones. While many companies are hopping on the true-wireless bandwagon, OPPO...

Realme X2 Pro Review: The new benchmark for affordable flagships

No conversation about the smartphone brand Realme is complete without citing their phenomenal growth. Ever since it launched last year, Realme has skyrocketed and evolved from an underdog catering to the sub-$150 segment into a major threat to other brands. The company has recently announced a mesmerizing new smartphone – the Realme X2 Pro, which...

Redmi Note 8 Review – Great Value For Money Without Compromise

In its never-ending quest to produce smartphones that combine the best-in-class hardware with a criminally low price point, Xiaomi has hit a new milestone with the Redmi Note 8. A little unnoticed behind the glory of the well-received Redmi Note 8 Pro, the Redmi Note 8 looks to deserve no less praise than its bigger...

Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL Display Analysis — Outshined by serious phonemakers

It's nearing the end of 2019, and most smartphone makers have already showcased their flagship phone for this year. Google's flagship comes in pretty late into the year, but in the tech world, a few months can mean a whole new generation of hardware capabilities. However, the Pixels are not particularly known for their cutting-edge hardware...