Author Archives: Bharat Bhushan


Gaming phones faceoff: Best choices for high-end mobile gaming fun

Gaming phones faceoff: Best choices for high-end mobile gaming fun

Smartphones are steadily becoming mean machines for handheld gaming. Since the mobile gaming industry is growing bigger than ever, more and more phone-makers are offering handsets specifically pieced for unparalleled gaming. Then there are also smartphones that don’t have the console-like looks and shoulder triggers but have the display refresh rates, game modes, and cooling systems that are apt to offer a console-like experience. With so many options out there, selecting a gaming phone can be a task. Head down for our selection of the five best gaming phones you can get this holiday season, and narrow down your choice.

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Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

The whole 5G thing is becoming more of a story with the launch of some exciting new mobile phone models designed to take full leverage of the new wireless connectivity. As a new 5G smartphone pops-up with each passing day, we are seeing all prominent network carriers stateside doing their bit to ensure you have 5G coverage no matter what part of the country you’re in. While these are early days and everyone’s just working on increasing their portfolio – it seems appropriate to know, which of the top-tier carriers have what 5G plans you can choose from to get on from the word go.

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iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

Just a day after the launch of iPhone 12 lineup on October 13, OnePlus revealed the sole OnePlus 8T which will complete the Chinese tech company’s lineup for this year, since there is no Pro model for the 8T. Both the phones are going to be available from October 23 and will compete to lure in prospective buyers. The pricing for the two smartphones is neck to neck, while iPhone 12 demands $799 for the base model, OnePlus 8T comes for a slightly lower $749 tag – virtually there is just $50 setting these two devices apart. So, a comparison of the specification and features of these close competitors – the iPhone 12 and OnePlus 8T was imminent.

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iPhone 12 mini: How big a deal is it anyway

iPhone 12 mini: How big a deal is it anyway

Apple finally went ahead with the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup comprising four discrete models, which includes the tiniest 5G iPhone. iPhone 12 mini, the smallest and lightest member of the new iPhone family is also billed as the “the smallest, lightest, and thinnest 5G phone in the world.” Going by its very comfortable 5.4-inch screen size, it has the potential to be a 5G-enabled phone you’d want in 2020 – only if, sizeable screen real estate is not really your thing.

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Samsung Galaxy S21: Expected highs, lows and everything in between

Samsung Galaxy S21: Expected highs, lows and everything in between

We are in that phase of the year when one side of the digital hemisphere is anxiously awaiting the launch of the new iPhone 12. On the other side are Samsung fanboys anticipating some competitive features in the next flagship from the South Korean tech giant. Generally, Samsung follows a pattern of launching a new flagship smartphone in the Galaxy S series in the first quarter of the year – February to be precise. It’s a long way from now to then, but we are already hearing ample things suggesting what to expect from the next Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

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Snapdragon 875 is coming: What to expect from the flagship chipset

Snapdragon 875 is coming: What to expect from the flagship chipset

Smartphones these days are powerhouses, able to perform any process and graphics-intensive task you throw at them. This is made possible with the new age processors which are venturing into new horizons with each passing year. Qualcomm is slated to release its next Snapdragon processor by the end of this year, and it is going to come with significant improvements thanks to its new 5nm process, making it smaller than the 7nm predecessor. Here is all that you need to know about Snapdragon 875 and what it brings for the next-gen smartphones.

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How Amazon Luna is positioned for the cloud gaming arena

How Amazon Luna is positioned for the cloud gaming arena

With Amazon’s annual hardware event Fall Devices & Services came the announcement of its cloud gaming service, which looks to take on the big guns like Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate and Sony PlayStation Now. In the last few months, the game streaming service arena has been heating-up like anything. Stadia has picked up pace, while Project xCloud and PlayStation Now are gaining momentum ever so steadily - the two giants have launched their latest versions of gaming consoles which integrate at a very deep level for cloud game streaming.

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Nest Audio vs Google Home: It’s an enticing upgrade

Nest Audio vs Google Home: It’s an enticing upgrade

Google has announced its new smart speaker called the Nest Audio, which is a sequel to the original Google Home. The change in prefix name for these devices happened after Google brought them under the Nest brand. How that naming ploy has changed in the past years is a story for another day, today we’ll discuss – through how things fair on paper – how the next-gen smart speaker uplifts the game for Google. And, if it’s time for you to upgrade from the first taste of smart speaker endured with Google Home.

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OnePlus 8T coming October 14 – should you be excited?

OnePlus 8T coming October 14 – should you be excited?

So much is happening lately behind closed doors at OnePlus that it is hard to keep a tab of. OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 is rolling out for the flagship series and preparations for the successor to OnePlus 8 series – the OnePlus 8T is making all the headlines. No doubt OnePlus is in the limelight, it is the most valued Android brand out there fancied by tech enthusiasts. So, what improvements will the upcoming OnePlus 8T bring over the OnePlus 8 now that the official launch date of October 14 (just a day after the rumored Apple 12 series launch) is already confirmed?

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Apple Watch Series 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: How do they compare

Apple Watch Series 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: How do they compare

Apple Watch Series 6, the latest smartwatch with upgraded health monitoring features has landed. It is already being reckoned as the finest iteration of a smartwatch that has everything from looks to features and power to run it all. Samsung on the other hand with its Galaxy Watch 3 is shaping up as a worthy rival for the new Apple Watch. Both the watches will appeal to a different set of people, considering iPhone users will prefer the Apple Watch 6 and Android users don’t have an option to use the Apple Watch, leaving them to settle for the Galaxy Watch 3. The latter shouldn’t be counted out at least when we know iPhone users have an option to pair with the Samsung watch.

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LG Wing 5G vs Galaxy Z Fold2 5G: Should you swivel or continue to fold

LG Wing 5G vs Galaxy Z Fold2 5G: Should you swivel or continue to fold

Foldable and dual-screen phones have come a long way but there hasn’t been too much that has changed intrinsically. LG is bent at making heads turn with its new Wing 5G that is arguably the strangest dual-display phone we’ve seen. Samsung is the pioneer - it knows how to make high-end phones that fold and are still worth the money, and that extends to the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, which is already being pegged as one of the finest smartphones this year. Yet, it’s the LG Wing with a dual-screen that swivels, offering a very different perspective to multitasking than the dual-display of maybe the Microsoft Surface Duo or the Z Fold2 for that matter, which will polarize opinions.

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Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Months of cat and mouse chase between Microsoft and Sony has finally ended. Now that the two mega brands have officially announced their gaming consoles for 2020 - their specifications, design and features are now out in the open. This presents a good opportunity to compare the gaming consoles, giving you a fair idea of what’s the best deal for the holiday season. Between the two game console makers you get four options – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Choosing amid them will depend on some factors we’ll evaluate here based on which you can make up your mind.

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