Samsung Galaxy A52s First Impressions: Improving Performance

Samsung’s recent mid-range Galaxy A-series phones have been more concerned with design and features than power and performance. The Galaxy A52 (review) definitely looked like a mid-range smartphone, but it lagged a bit in terms of performance when compared to the competition. With the new Galaxy A52s, Samsung swapped the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC for … Read more

Redmi 10 First impressions: ready for prime time?

The sub-Rs. The 15,000 smartphone segment has been full of new releases for some time. One look and you’ll be inundated with options to choose from, including several from multiple manufacturers. In all this commotion, Xiaomi is pushing the Redmi 10 Prime, a successor to the Redmi 9 Prime, to cement its position in this … Read more

Dell XPS 13 OLED Impressions: Great Display, High Price

Dell XPS laptops are the company’s flagship ultraportables, and the Dell XPS 13 2021 edition now comes with an OLED screen to make it even more attractive. The Dell XPS 13 was known for its sleek and modern chassis, but with the new display, did Dell have to give up some other important features to … Read more

Mi Notebook Ultra First Impressions: Next-Generation Design and Features

Just over a year after launching the competitively priced Mi Notebook 14 series in India, Xiaomi has continued the Redmibook series and now the Mi 2021 notebook family. With these launches happening in quick succession, Xiaomi has segmented its laptop offerings in conventional and premium tiers, just like your smartphones and TVs. With prices starting … Read more

First impressions of Mi Band 6: now with SpO2 tracking

Mi bands are very popular in India due to their affordable price and their features. These bands have also been quite accurate when it comes to fitness tracking, in our experience testing them. The new Mi Band 6 features SpO2 tracking, which was a highly anticipated feature. Xiaomi also added a larger screen and the … Read more

Impressions from Riders Republic Beta: Ubisoft’s steep accompaniment is 2 fast 2 familiar

Riders Republic is Ubisoft Annecy’s second attempt at an extreme sports game. Steep, released in 2016, was the first title for the south-eastern France studio situated in the Alps – the game’s open world was initially restricted to the highest mountain range in Europe as well. But the Alps are gone in Riders Republic, and … Read more

First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3: Samsung heard

Flexible displays have been on show at trade shows for over a decade and Samsung has led the way in putting them to good use, starting with the original Samsung Galaxy Fold in 2019. Fast forward to today, Samsung is still arguably leading the pack when it comes to folding smartphones. Of course, Motorola and … Read more

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion First Impressions: Midrange Master?

Motorola is launching new smartphones in its Edge series in India, the Motorola Edge 20 and the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion. Both cost less than Rs. 30,000 and sporty OLED displays as well as 5G-ready processors. I picked up the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion, the more affordable of these two devices. With prices starting at … Read more

Realme GT First Impressions: The Results of a ‘Potential Killer’

OnePlus created it, Xiaomi ran it, and Poco took over – but it’s been a while since a smartphone maker has actually used it. I’m referring to the “flagship killer” tag, used for a smartphone that offers premium hardware but is sold at an unforgiving price. Just released at Rs. 37,999, the Realme GT has … Read more

Realme GT Master Edition First Impressions: A Unique-Looking Ranger at an Attractive Price

Realme typically releases a Master Edition version of an existing smartphone model with a distinctive design that sets it apart. Realme X was the first smartphone to receive this treatment, in Onion and Garlic versions. Realme repeated this exercise with the X3, which was also released in two finishes – Concrete and Red Brick. Now, … Read more