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Amazfit GTR 2 Smartwatch Review: The Irresistible Package

Amazfit is a fairly popular wearables brand backed by Huami, a company that manufactures the uber-popular Mi Band fitness trackers and is partially owned by Xiaomi and its co-founder Lei Jun. Despite this association with a major brand such as Xiaomi, Huami and the Amazfit brand have operated autonomously since forever and has launched some...

Realme Watch S Pro Review: Realme finally got it right

Realme entered the fitness wearables segment in India with the launch of the Realme Band earlier this year in March. Although the fitness band wasn't as well-received as Realme may have expected, the company pushed forth and launched a second fitness wearable, the Realme Watch, in May. The Realme Watch did bring some significant improvements...

Xbox Series S Review: A compact console for the budget conscious

Despite probably being judged as one of the worst years of the decade, 2020 couldn’t have been a better year for gamers. Apart from new PC gaming hardware from Sony, NVIDIA, and AMD, Microsoft’s newest generation of gaming consoles, the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S, are also here. The Xbox Series X...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Exynos) Camera Review: Effective but not Flawless

Samsung has been the world's largest phone manufacturer for many years. They are widely recognized and appreciated for their camera hardware and have been rated among the finest when it comes to camera performance, often seen locking horns with Huawei, Apple, and Google in the battle for the pole position. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra...

The Huawei FreeLace Pro are a fantastic alternative to the FreeBuds Pro

The Huawei FreeLace Pro launched at HDC 2020 alongside a slew of other Huawei products. I enjoyed the Huawei FreeBuds Pro which launched at that event and crowned them as the best TWS earphones I've ever used. Huawei was kind enough to send us a pair of the FreeLace Pro for review just a couple...

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, Honor Watch GS Pro, and Honor Watch ES are the best of LiteOS yet

I've been a rather open critic of LiteOS in the past, and I think from even my most recent coverage of the Huawei Watch GT 2e, it's clear that a lot of its issues haven't really been rectified in my eyes. Having said that, it's not that LiteOS isn't feature-packed, but rather that the features...

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Performance and Gaming Review: T is for Terrific

Smartphone gaming is now more popular than ever. It has evolved from existing as a niche to being a core value proposition on smartphones. Nowadays, everyone — from smartphone manufacturers to chipmakers — tries to seize as many opportunities as possible to tout their devices' gaming capabilities. Amidst this, affordable "flagship killers" have a newfound...

Google Pixel 5 Display Review: Worthy of a Flagship

For Google's flagship in 2020, the company had decidedly stepped back from the ultra-premium category of smartphones, which usually costs customers north of $1,000 USD. It seems that Google's current mantra insists that it doesn't require bleeding-edge hardware to create a helpful handset. But whether or not the Google Pixel 5 can be competitive with...

Zepp E Circle Review: An imperfect, but solid, mid-range smartwatch

It's 2020 and everything is smart (I didn't say everyone). Smartphones, smart fridges, smart earbuds, smart coffee makers, you name it. We've even got smartwatches, and that's what this review is about. The Zepp E is a smartwatch from Zepp, a sister company of Amazfit. It's a mid-range option, priced at $250 in the US....

Lenovo Legion 7i Review: A hot and mean Gaming Machine

Lenovo's Legion lineup has matured over the years and this year, we saw the company cranking up a notch with some really interesting products. Apart from the Legion 5i, the company launched the Legion 7i which is the top of the line offering from the company. It borrows the looks and styling from its mid-range...

Google Nest Audio review: A powerful choice to embrace the Assistant ecosystem

Back in 2016 at its I/O developer conference, Google introduced the Google Assistant alongside the original Google Home smart speaker. At the time, Google Assistant was perceived as Google Now 2.0, a virtual assistant that adopted a conversational approach to search backed by Google's artificial intelligence and machine learning. Fast forward to 2020, and Google...

The Google Chromecast with Google TV is your Gateway to Live TV Streaming

Before September 30, a 4K-enabled Chromecast would set you back a minimum of $69, and you were limited by having to use your phone as your remote, jumping around in your launcher to the app you needed to watch the show you wanted. On the day the Google Chromecast with Google TV was announced, I...