• 8 lesser-known built-in Android features that can help you make the most of your smartphone 4 days ago

    Android users install a plethora of apps to enrich their smartphone experience, but what many miss on are built-in Android features that can make it even more fulfilling. These eight features come pre-loaded on Android phones running Jelly Bean and above and not all of them may be available on...
  • HTC One (M8): First impressions review March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: HTC, which had reinvented itself with the One Brand last year, uncovered its next-gen One smartphone - named HTC One (M8) - on Tuesday. While the company took the wraps off the device at its events in New York and London, it had organised an extensive demo session...
  • Nokia X: First impressions review March 10, 2014

    Nokia will soon become Microsoft's, but that hasn't stopped the Finnish phone maker from taking a dip in the Android pool. Nokia first showed off its Android phones late last month at the Mobile World Congress and the first of the phones have arrived in India in a matter of...
  • Motorola Moto G review: An optimal blend of performance and price February 27, 2014

    In June 2012, Motorola had drastically trimmed down its India operations and later shut down its India website. But the lure of the Indian market couldn't keep Motorola away for long and they are back with a bang with the budget Moto G.Earlier this month Motorola began selling the phone...
  • Lava plans to launch budget Windows Phone smartphone this year; wearable devices on the anvil January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of burgeoning competition, Lava International seems to have pulled its socks up to get better of rivals. The company, which recently introduced its most expensive smartphone, Iris Pro 30, is gearing up to debut some interesting products this year. In an interview with IBNLive.com, Prashanth...
  • Lava Iris Pro 30: First impressions review January 17, 2014

    Lava says its new smartphone - Iris Pro 30 - the first smartphone under its Iris Pro series is inspired by the famous adage "beauty with brains." While the company has always been known for pricing its products competitively, the company this time has gone a step ahead and has...
  • Lava launches Iris Pro 30: Rs 15,999, 4.7-inch, 114g, 7.5mm, 1.2GHz quad-core January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Extending its smartphone portfolio, Lava introduced its much-awaited Iris Pro series by launching the first smartphone - Iris Pro 30 - under the series. Priced at Rs 15,999, the Lava Iris Pro 30 has a 4.7-inch IPS display (312 ppi) with a screen resolution of 1280X720 pixels. The...
  • Lava Iris Pro 30 with 4.7-inch display to be launched in India on Friday, to cost around Rs 15K January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lava India is all set to debut its new Iris Pro series on Friday. With the introduction of its Iris Pro series, Lava will launch a new smartphone - Iris Pro 30 - which has a 4.7-inch display, said Hari Om Rai, co-founder and director, Lava. While there...
  • Facebook in 2013: The dud of the year December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Choosing the winner in a year that has just gone past isn't as difficult as identifying the loser. While the winner for me was a clear choice, the battle of the laggards has a few contenders. To begin Samsung was leading in the race in my mind, but...
  • Rise of the 'phoneix': LG's remarkable resurgence in 2013 December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: "LG! Why would I even buy an LG phone?" is an oft repeated exclamation that many of us would have heard. Such disparaging remarks are indicative of many things that haven't been quite right with the South Korean electronics giant in the smartphone scene. But 2013 has brought...
  • LG G Flex with curved display: First impressions review December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: LG showcased its first curved display smartphone, the LG Flex, in India, within two months since its global debut in October. While the phone has been announced for the Indian market, it will not hit store shelves until February 2014. The company has not yet revealed the price,...
  • Google Nexus 5 review: A worthy successor to the Nexus 4, but... December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: It's been two weeks since we posted our first impressions review of the Google Nexus 5 soon after it landed on Indian store shelves. After an extensive and exhaustive use, here's an extensive and (what I believe) exhaustive review of the phone. The thing that attracts me the...
  • Android 4.4 KitKat review: Incremental but crunchier November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: An operating system version named after a candy bar I grew up eating (and still occasionally do), Android 4.4 KitKat, is the biggest Android release since Android 4.1 appeared about a-year-and-a-half ago. I had to wait a little before the OTA could make its way to my Nexus...
  • Google Nexus 5: First impressions review November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: LG announced the launch of the Google Nexus 5 in India a couple of days ago and I got my eager hands on a unit. The brief initial experience was enough to take a note of its new design and improved features. The Nexus 5, which Google has...
  • LG G2 review: Fresh design, impressive display make it stand out November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been two years since a smartphone innovation made me sit up and take notice. The last time was when Samsung showed to us that size matters with the Galaxy Note and initiated the phablet phenomenon. And now LG has captured my attention with hardware innovation in...