Thursday, May 28, 2015

MIHIR PATKAR

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Mihir is a tech writer based in Mumbai.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Express Review: Is the curved edge really useful?
Thu, May 07, 2015

We look at whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge the curved edge serves any purpose. The results are, well, not surprising.

iPhone 6 to Samsung Galaxy S6: Why smartphones above Rs 50,000 are worth it
Wed, May 06, 2015

The question is how much you use your smartphone. And if it is a lost, then a Rs 50,000 is definitely worth it.

Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) vs Lenovo A6000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The Lenovo A6000 falls behind in this race.

Asus Fonepad 8 Express Review: A good budget tablet
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

At Rs 13,999, there are few tablets that do a better job than the Asus FonePad 8.

Buyer’s guide: Huawei Honor 4X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G vs Yu Yureka
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Check out the comparison of the Honor 4X, Redmi Note and Yureka Yu smartphones.

Huawei Honor 4X Express Review: Not a bad package at all
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The Huawei Honor 4X is a good package at Rs 10,499.

Buyer’s Guide: Netbook, Chromebook or Tablet?
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Got a budget of Rs 15,000? Here is what you should buy.

Asus EEEBook X205 Express Review: Cheapest complete Windows netbook
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Asus EEEBook X205 can be a second computer for students and professionals.

Lenovo A6000 Express Review: Fails to live up to its promise
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Lenovo A6000 is promising on paper but the actual performance is not impressive.

Asus G551 JK ROG gaming laptop Express Review: The 3 big problems
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The Asus G551JK is a desktop replacement. It’s a good laptop under certain circumstances.

Buyer’s guide: Gaming laptop vs Gaming PC vs Gaming Console
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Here’s a quick guide to match your usage to the right device for you.

Seven great Google Chromecast apps For Indian users
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Here are the best Chromecast-ready apps you should download on your phone.

Google Chromecast Express Review: The big screen advantage
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Without an HDMI port, a USB-based power supply, and a Wi-Fi network, the Chromecast is useless, so make sure you have those elements.

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