Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

MIHIR PATKAR

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Mihir is a tech writer based in Mumbai.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Yu Yureka & Lenovo A6000: But do you need to buy a 4G phone?
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Whether you should buy a 4G phone or not is confusing. This flowchart will help you decide what to buy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Express Review: Good phone, but the large size might be a bit too much
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is a good choice if you’re looking for a phablet with good battery life.

Acer Liquid E700 review: Good performance
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

Acer Liquid E700 is a decent smartphone overall.

What To Buy: Acer Liquid E700 vs Motorola Moto G vs Asus Zenfone 5
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

The Acer Liquid E700, the Motorola Moto G and the Asus Zenfone 5 are all capable smartphones in their own right.

Best Android KitKat phones you can buy for around Rs 5000
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Check out the best smartphone options in the Rs 5,000-7,000 range that are good value for your money.

Huawei Honor Holly review: Not a bad buy, if you can’t get your hands on Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

The Honor Holly’s quad-core processor and 1GB RAM handle most things well.

Asus Transformer Pad TF103 review: A good 10-inch option
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The 'Transformer' series by Asus is all about hybrid devices, tablets that can be docked with a keyboard to be used as a laptop.

Google has a 10-inch Android tablet problem
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Android does not have enough 10-inch tablets that could be called a value-for-money proposition.

The Quick-Read Review: Osaki Jukebox
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

A quick read review of Osaki Jukebox. It is an affordable Bluetooth speaker and it sports built-in microphone too.

Osaki Jukebox review: Great low-cost BT speakers
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

The Jukebox is a great purchase for anyone who wants low-cost Bluetooth speakers with good quality audio.

Creative Muvo Mini review
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The Muvi Mini is water-resistant, which makes it great to carry outdoors.

Which Headphones Should You Buy: Diwali 2014 Edition
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Buying headphones isn't easy. Here are a few tips on how to purchase a good set of cans, this Diwali.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 Review: Not the best value for your money
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Buy the Micromax Canvas Nitro only if you can't get Asus Zenfone 5, Motorola Moto G2 or Xiaomi Mi3 online.

Is online shopping in India better than physical stores? Here is the lowdown
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

For now, brick-and-mortar has an advantage when it comes to giving you what you want, when you want it

How to make Android easy and less confusing for new users
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Get a launcher like Necta Launcher, Wiser Launcher and Simple Senior Phone to make your Android experience easy.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s quick-read review: Patience pays
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

At its low price of Rs. 5,999, the Xiaomi Redmi 1s has a spec sheet that blows its competitors away.

3 great Windows laptops under Rs 30,000
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Here's a quick round-up of a few Windows laptops under Rs. 30,000.

Battery Boost: How to Make Your Windows Laptop Last Longer
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

So how do you keep your machine running on a single charge? Here are a few tips.

Logitech X100 Bluetooth speakers quick-read review: Great for travellers
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

If you're looking for travel-friendly portable speakers, then the X100 is a good option

Creative Woof Bluetooth speakers ruick-read review: Not worth it
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

If you habitually listen to songs on your phone's or laptop's speaker, then the Creative Woof is a good option.

Logitech Powershell quick-read review: Some postives, lots of negatives
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

The Powershell will make you want to hide your iPhone

5 awesome platform games you should be playing on Android or iOS
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

Platformers are immensely enjoyable and a great way to pass some time on your mobile device

Xiaomi Mi3 quick read review: It no longer makes sense to buy anything more expensive
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

If you can afford a budget of around Rs 15,000 and are lucky enough, then forget the other options

What you need to know before buying the Xiaomi Mi3
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Four things that you must know before you plonk down your cash on the table for an Xiaomi Mi3.

Not a tablet, not a phone: Do you really need a 6-inch phablet?
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

A 6-inch smartphone don't make much sense. It is an experience that doesn't leave you satisfied as a tablet user.

How to get rid of Android customizations on any phone without root
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

From Samsung to Gionee, most manufacturers like to customise the interface.

The Quick-Read Review: Gionee Elife S5.5
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

The sum of parts is better than the quality of the parts alone, and that’s what the Gionee Elife S5.5 brings to the table.

Lava Iris X1 quick-read review: Only the camera is better than Moto E
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

If the camera matters more to you than anything else, then the Iris X1 is a better buy than the Moto E

Should you buy that budget android? What to expect and what not to
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Rs. 7,000 Android smartphones are good enough if your needs are limited

The quick-read review: Motorola Moto E
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Is the Moto E flawless? No, not at all. Is it the best phone you can buy for Rs. 7,000 or lesser? Yes, definitely.

With low-cost Androids like Moto E, limited memory means limited use
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Low-cost Androids come with only 4GB of internal memory and that bottleneck makes it a no-go for many users.

Lenovo S860 quick-read review: There are better phones at this price
Fri, May 30, 2014

Lenovo K900, has dropped its price to the same level as the S860 and seems a better deal now

Indian Android phone or international brands? Let us help you select
Fri, May 30, 2014

There is a general notion that with an international brand, you will get better after-sales support than with a local brand.

Smartphones to buy this season
Sun, May 25, 2014

The best Android smartphones across various budgets for the average buyer.

Is Moto E the best budget phone? Here are the best Android smartphones for every budget
Fri, May 23, 2014

This is all you need to read before deciding which Android smartphone to pick in your budget

The cheat sheet to build your own gaming PC
Tue, May 13, 2014

PC gaming ain't dead yet! Here's what you need to build yourself a rig to get your game on