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2016 in Review: What was the Biggest Disappointment this year?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. We witnessed plenty of OEMs try out something new this year. Some succeeded, but others failed. In some cases, marketing departments of some companies went into...

Editorial: Bezels in 2016, and the Trends that Will Shape Smartphone Designs in 2017

This past year has been quite experimental in the realm of smartphone design: smartphone OEMs attempted to push the envelope and find new ways to differentiate their products and push the industry forward. Many tried, plenty failed, but some were able to steal the spotlight. One of those success stories is the Xiaomi Mi MIX. Xiaomi...

2016 in Review: What was the Best New Feature Introduced in Android this year?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. Google's latest big thing for the world of Android was Nougat-y flavored. Android 7.0 Nougat incorporated many new quality of life enhancements for the end user, ranging...

2016 in Review: What was the Worst OEM Decision of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. In the name of change and "courage", we were treated by OEMs with what will likely go down in history as a failed experiment or as...

2016 in Review: Which OEM Improved the Most in 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. The year saw some heavy performances, and some duds, from all OEMs - big or small. We're looking for the OEM that deserves the most praise...

2016 in Review: What did you think of the Tablets Released in 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. While all price points of the smartphone market saw fierce competition, one segment which was once hotly contested barely saw any attention this year. We're talking...

2016 in Review: What was the Best Smartwatch of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. Moving on from flagships, midrange and budget smartphones, we move our discussion over to smartwatches. We didn't see too many smartwatches this year as users re-evaluated...

2016 in Review: What was the Best Budget Smartphone of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. Our first discussion was regarding your opinion on the best flagship of the year, followed by your opinion on the best midrange smartphone. Now we will shift focus on...

2016 in Review: What was the Best Midrange Smartphone of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. Our last discussion was on your opinion on the best flagship of the year, but its time to cover other bases. Mid range smartphones usually see...

2016 in Review: What was the Best Flagship Smartphone of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. This year saw some great releases by OEMs big and small. Some smartphones took a gamble to differentiate themselves from the crowd, while some played it...

2016 in Review: What are the Best Mobile Games of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. We saw several new games in the headlines this year -- some for captivating the masses, and some for failing to live up to expectations. So, our...

2016 in Review: What are the Best Apps of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far. 2016 has been nothing less than a thriller, and we saw several apps trend and define our daily lives. While some popular apps tanked this year, many more...