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MIUI 12 Hands-on: 12 interesting new features added in Xiaomi’s Android OS

Xiaomi's custom Android skin, MIUI, may not even remotely look or function like stock Android, but that's what makes it one of the most popular third-party skins out there. MIUI is full of useful features, which are sometimes much better than their stock Android counterparts. Xiaomi also adds exciting features that often inspire Google to...

AUKEY PB-Y32 and PB-Y24 Power Bank Review – Portable Power for Big to Small

It feels a little weird to be reviewing power banks at a time when more people are staying home than ever. These are accessories that mainly exist for those times when you're out and about, not near a power outlet. But that's not the only time a power bank can be useful. I've been using...

Here’s what Realme needs to fix on the next Realme Band

Realme changed the Indian smartphone landscape when it entered the market back in May 2018 with the Realme 1. Before Realme's entry, Xiaomi reigned supreme, arguably being the only true option for value chasers. Realme turned up the heat, and both the companies have since been at each other's throat in practically all product categories....

LG V60 First Impressions – A Good Phone at a Great Price

I have been reviewing smartphones for a long time. In that time I’ve used every LG G series device since the G4 and every LG V series device except the V50, so I am exceptionally familiar with LG phones at this point. The LG V60 ThinQ is the latest LG device to cross my desk...

TicWatch Pro 2020 Review – Upgrades that matter

The Wear OS ecosystem is not nearly as crowded as the Android smartphone ecosystem. While there are dozens of companies pumping out Android phones, smartwatches are mostly made by just a handful. Fossil Group, which includes brands like Skagen, Misfit, Puma, Michael Kors, and more, makes up a large chunk of the Wear OS options....

Samsung Galaxy M31 Hands-on: Incremental Improvements on a Great Budget Smartphone

Samsung has had great success with its online-exclusive Galaxy M series in India. The Galaxy M30 that launched all the way back in February had a fantastic run and gave tough competition to the likes of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 in the budget segment. Six months later, the...

OPPO Find X2 Pro Hands-on: A Pleasing First Impression of OPPO’s Best Smartphone

Chinese smartphone brand OPPO is the largest under the BBK Electronics conglomerate, but despite its size in the market, OPPO isn't as well-known to consumers in the West when compared to the likes of Samsung, Apple, or Huawei. For most of its life as a smartphone brand, OPPO has been established in Asian countries where...

Tronsmart Spunky Beat Review – A huge improvement in a small package

It's been nearly four years since Apple ditched the headphone jack (yes, Moto did it first, no one cares). Many companies (including those who conveniently dropped the headphone jack from their own devices) have come out with wireless earbud and headphone options. We're here to talk about one such option from one such company: the...

Hands on with the Honor 9X Pro and the Honor View 30 Pro

Following an exhibitor exodus at this year's MWC 2020, the event was eventually canceled. Companies with launch events such as Xiaomi and OPPO were forced to reschedule, though not everyone canceled. Huawei and Honor both held events in Barcelona, though they were primarily virtual launch events with demo areas that those in attendance could try...

Hands-on With Motorola Razr in India: Reviving the Timeless Style Icon

The classic Moto Razr was much more than an iconic piece of technology – it was a status symbol. Almost 15 years ago, when candy bar phones were the most prevalent, the Moto Razr captured everyone’s attention with its style quotient, sharp looks, and dazzling metallic colors. The Moto Razr V3 (which was actually the...

iQOO 3 First Impressions: A Fast Gaming Phone That Doesn’t Need 5G

Gaming phones have quickly emerged as a new smartphone category in recent years and there’s a profound interest surrounding them. Smartphone makers are going to great length to ride on this new wave and have come up with their own interpretation of a gaming-focused smartphone. It was all started back in 2017 with the launch...

Huawei Mate Xs First Impressions – A different take on Foldable Smartphones

It's the year of foldable smartphones, it seems. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 in the works, the Motorola RAZR, and now the Huawei Mate Xs want a slice of the pie. Huawei is no stranger to foldable smartphones, though their first device, the Huawei Mate X, only ever launched in...