Author Archives: Bharat Bhushan


Upcoming phones geared to rattle the entry-level market

Upcoming phones geared to rattle the entry-level market

Smartphones have become an integral part of our life – no doubt they sell like hotcakes and virtually every other week a new phone is released in the market. While smartphones can be crazy pricey on one end of the spectrum, the options for entry-level buyers are also quite broad. The segment is important for all major manufacturers and the prospects of gaining the trust of buyers who want the bare basics from their device are quite high.

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2021 iPad Pro is worth the wait: Here’s why

2021 iPad Pro is worth the wait: Here’s why

Apple iPad turf is overly saturated. If you are in the market for an iPad this holiday season, there are a few options you can instantly close on. For a certain set of users, there is the A12Z Bionic chip-powered 2020 iPad Pro. Then is the recently introduced iPad Air that dishes out ruthless performance and is high on substance. For the budgeted buyer, the fifth-generation iPad Mini is a suggested option. To add to choices, Apple is already working on the next edition of the iPad Pro with improved display, power, and 5G connectivity, and it is slated for an early 2021 release.

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Will Apple do a Foldable iPhone or we’re expecting too much

Will Apple do a Foldable iPhone or we’re expecting too much

If you stand on the street for a random survey – should Apple launch a foldable iPhone – you’ll return with replies in the affirmative more often than expected. The foldable phone market has matured since the niggly launches of Samsung’s first foldable and the Motorola Razr. Phones unveiled in 2020 have less fragile displays, bendable screens do not cringe, hinges are better sealed against dust and water, and the handsets are working their way up to be as durable as our regular smartphones.

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Foldable, swivel or rollable smartphone display – Which is better?

Foldable, swivel or rollable smartphone display – Which is better?

Smartphones have evolved a fair bit with regard to screen real estate – the bezels are as thin as they can get, front-facing cameras are no more a hindrance with under-display camera tech, and the display quality has gone through the roof in the last couple of years. Still, there is a lot more to be desired when we see the unique form factor of a foldable device or a rollable phone that’s eye-popping. So, what smartphone will be the most trusted design in terms of its display technology in a couple of years? Let’s find out.

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Android smartphones worth the iPhone 12 Pro challenge today

Android smartphones worth the iPhone 12 Pro challenge today

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro, like its brothers in the new line-up and the ones in the past years, has created a new allegiance with fanboys. This particular iPhone is not at the extreme ends of the range – but is one of the iPhone’s you should be buying for its appealing design, LiDAR and telephoto upgrade, Dolby Vision HDR recording, stainless steel frame, and 5G capability at a competitive price tag. The iPhone 12 Pro is not just pushing boundaries with its captivating design but is also proving its mettle in testing waters.

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Four best designed phones of 2020 anyone would fall for

Four best designed phones of 2020 anyone would fall for

Smartphones will come and go but only a few will leave their mark when remembered years down the line. Although coronavirus pandemic disrupted virtually everything on this planet, that didn’t hold back smartphone makers from experimenting with mainstream phone designs that shout out loud thanks to their unique look and functionality. Putting together a form factor that’s not only distinct but also functional in more ways than one is an art, and a few smartphones in 2020 are a testimony to that fact. Here’s a rundown of the best-designed phones we came across this year – ones that captured the interest of the mainstream industry unprecedentedly.

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Confused which iPhone 12 to buy – here’s the best option

Confused which iPhone 12 to buy – here’s the best option

The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are available since October 23. If you are still wondering which of these is for you – it’s just natural to be in the fix. The two look so similar on the front – same sized displays, resembling front cameras, and almost alike form factor. It’s only when you flip them over that you are greeted by different camera modules where the major difference actually lies.

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Google Play Music we’ll miss you, moving on is just an option

Google Play Music we’ll miss you, moving on is just an option

Google Play Music came into existence in May 2011, and now after nine years of audio goodness, the service is finally laid to rest. Every online presence of the music service has been phased out by Google in the last few weeks – joining the fate of Google+, Reader and other lesser-known products by Google.

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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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