It was more a year of the upgrades and not so much one of original ideas or concepts. Nandagopal Rajan & Shruti Dhapola list the best-performing and most desirable gadgets that 2017 had to offer
In the world of smartphones this can be the philosophical question to which none have found the answer. There’s Apple’s iPhone, which everyone loves to hate but somehow it keeps selling. Samsung has its Galaxy S and the Note series where the display keeps getting bigger and better.
The Galaxy Note series is getting an upgrade in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, though after a gap of two years. There’s no doubt, 2016 was a rough year for the Note brand. The Galaxy Note 7, which should have ideally been called Note 6, proved unlucky.
The phone has a metal frame on the side, which is made of 7000 series aluminum, says LG. On the front, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3, though this is not 2.5D curved and is totally flat.
Xperia XZ Premium is the second smartphone from the company after the Sony Z5 Premium to sport a 4K display, though this is a 4K HDR resolution display.
Xiaomi is now the second largest smartphone vendor in India. Its Redmi Note 4 became the highest selling smartphone in terms of volume in the first quarter of 2017, beating Samsung’s popular J series, which is a first.
Xiaomi’s Redmi series has changed the expectations of what a budget phone should offer, at least in India. So it’s not surprising to see the company launch one Redmi phone after another this year.
Nokia 3310 is not a bad phone and it will remind many people of the bygone feature phone era
Twitter has announced Twitter Lite, which is a global product out of India, and a new partnership with Vodafone in India.
Redmi 4A: That’s Xiaomi’s latest phone for India. After selling over one million Redmi Note 4 phones, the company is back with another phone for India.
Samsung has tied up with several banks and payment gateways in India. The list includes ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI, Standard Chartered, Citi Bank, and American Express.
Xiaomi has set up a second factory in the country in Andhra Pradesh’s Sri City, the company announced on the sidelines of its Redmi 4A launch in New Delhi.
HTC U Ultra, though priced at R59,990, is a premium phone that looks like nothing else on the market
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday said his company’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to help them achieve more.
THE past year was not that great for smartwatches. While the Apple Watch made its comeback in Q4, it continues to dominate the segment with over 80% share, if you go by the latest Canalys numbers.
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has indicated that while it is keen on adding more ecosystem products to the Indian market, the number of flagship smartphones launched here will be limited to one per year, at least for 2017.
Lenovo Yoga Book is pegged as a game-changing laptop, and a hybrid that comes with innovative new features
In September last year, Google announced that it was re-branding its cloud business geared towards enterprises as Google Cloud.
The year 2016 has been a great one for gadgets and gizmos. From high-end smartphones to beautiful, mid-range Bluetooth speakers, there were a number of new devices that gave us something to smile and think about.
Microsoft and Intel have been pushing for the world to move towards 2-in-1 convertibles for quite some years now. But it is only with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 that this segment has come to near perfection, with Windows 10 running.
Lenovo Phab 2 Plus gets the entertainment bit right, in terms of display as well as audio quality
Fitness is the new obsession that hardware manufacturers wish to capitalise on with wearables for counting steps and measuring sleep to watches meant for hardcore marathon runners
Mi Air Purifier 2 is simple, elegant and pretty adept at cleaning indoor air pollution
Pixel and Pixel XL, made by Google phones, are here with a price tag and specifications ready to challenge the Apple iPhone 7.
Markets worldwide moving towards premium products, says Lenovo’s Ken Wong
Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched the Moto e3 Power version in India at a starting price of Rs 7,999 exclusively on Flipkart.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D is another budget smartphone that promises great selfies