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They are here — Apple announced the iPhone 13 series this week, alongside two (surprise) new iPads and the Apple Watch Series 7. And they are all on pre-order now, except the new Watch. Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and IDC India research director Navkendar Singh join host Akhil Arora to discuss everything from Apple’s California Streaming event. We talk about what the iPhone 13 prices mean for India, how they will offer a boost for older models (that are also getting price cuts), and why India being in the first wave of launches is important (hello, festive season sales). Read: Is iPhone 13 the best new reason to buy an iPhone 12? We delve into the 2021 iPad 9th-gen refresh (it’s boring but will be the one most buy), and the massive iPad mini update that takes a lot after the redesigned iPad Air. But we wonder who it’s for, beyond the industry use cases that Apple is hoping for.p> Read: New iPad and iPad Mini launched Lastly, we touch upon the disappointing Apple Watch Series 7 announcement, with Apple providing very little info. This is likely because supply chain constraints have delayed its arrival, which also ties into why Series 3 (kill it!) is sticking around. Read: These might be the Apple Watch Series 7 specs Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) iPhone 13 prices in India (00:25) Great for iPhone 12 (04:09) Price cuts for older models (07:38) India in the first wave (13:09) Two kinds of Apple buyers (15:25) New iPad and iPad mini (19:45) iPad mini in a weird spot (24:10) No interest in the low-end (29:04) Apple Watch Series 7 (30:23) Why Series 3 is still here (34:27) Outro (42:53) Photo credits: Apple
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Will the iPhone 13 be a full-fledged upgrade, or more like an iPhone 12S? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo join host Akhil Arora to discuss next week’s iPhone 13 launch and Apple event. We talk about the leaks and reports we’ve seen so far, much of which have been focused on the Pro models. They are expected to get iPad Pro-like ProMotion displays that support 120Hz refresh rates. And every new iPhone 13 is expected to have an always-on display. You can expect the phones to be thicker as well, thanks to larger batteries. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are also said to get new camera features, including portrait video (that focuses on the subject and blurs the background) and the ability to record high-quality ProRes video. Meanwhile, the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini might have their cameras arranged diagonally. Read: iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3 key specifications and features leaked Due to the new (Pro) features and ongoing chip shortages, iPhone 13 prices are expected to rise. Could iPhone 13 start at Rs. 80,000 in India? What matters more here is where the older models will fit in, as Apple always reduces prices when new iPhones are announced. We also speculate when we might get them in our hands (and if they will even launch together). Lastly, we touch upon leaks for the Apple Watch Series 7, expected to have slightly bigger displays, and a flatter design to match the iPhone. And could AirPods 3 be the one more thing? Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) Room for surprises (00:21) Better rear cameras (02:55) Flashier display (08:41) Higher price! (16:01) Launch dates? (19:32) Apple Watch 7 leaks (21:01) One more thing… (23:22) Outro (25:22) Photo credit: Apple
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How will India’s new liberalised drone rules impact the industry? And where are they left wanting? Skye Air Mobility co-founder Swapnik Jakkampuddi, Internet Freedom Foundation associate counsel for surveillance and transparency Anushka Jain, and Tech for Wildlife founder-director Shashank Srinivasan join host Akhil Arora to discuss just that. We talk about how the Drone Rules 2021 do away with unnecessary and time-consuming security clearances, and are much easier to parse than the old ones — but it’s worth noting that these are still early days, and there’s a lot they leave out, including basic stuff such as the legality of DJI drones (the most popular in the world) or counter-drone measures (can you shoot down a drone if it flies over your property?). Read: Drone Rules 2021 announced Additionally, the new eased regulations have made misuse of drones much easier, be it on an individual peeping-tom level or via the police who are taking to new technology more and more. There are major questions over privacy, data security, and mass surveillance — none of which are addressed by Drone Rules 2021. And you may face many legal hurdles in taking someone to court over being surveilled by drones. This vacuum isn't just harmful to fundamental rights of humans, but also other species. We delve into the need for more clarity over e-waste disposal, better enforcement for protected areas like national parks, and ensuring that drones do not further expand the divide between oppressed communities and the authorities. We also touch upon the medicine-from-the-sky trials currently being undertaken. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) Fewer restrictions (01:25) What about privacy? (05:45) Working with locals (09:59) Tech > Enforcement (12:25) Still early days (15:27) Scope for misuse (20:05) Wildlife conservation (27:32) Legal hurdles (33:03) Outro (39:27) Photo credit: Kushal Medhi
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Realme has retired “X” — and introduced the GT series with two new sub-Rs. 30,000 and 40,000 phones. Gadgets 360 senior reviewers Sheldon Pinto and Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to talk about the Realme GT 5G and GT Master Edition. We discuss Realme’s counterintuitive approach with the naming and the design. The GT Master Edition is the more afforadble phone, while the plainly named GT 5G is the more expensive one. They have a vegan leather option (sounds premium), but it’s only on the cheapest variant. Read: Realme GT Master Edition first impressions We delve into their performance — the GT 5G has a Snapdragon 888 that calls for compromise elsewhere — the many cameras on offer, and the Realme UI software that emerged out of Oppo’s ColorOS which has now been merged with OnePlus’ OxygenOS. If you know, you know. Speaking of OnePlus, we also touch upon their competitors that includes the Nord 2, as well as the gaming-focused Poco F3 GT. Oh hey, is that where Realme got the idea for “GT”? The new Realme phones don’t have hardware triggers, though they do have better-supported Snapdragon chipsets. Read: Realme GT 5G first impressions Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) GT is the new X (00:22) GT ME competition (02:15) Cheap tactics (04:42) Vegan leather (07:08) Performance (10:20) Cameras and more (15:53) What does GT 5G offer? (19:58) GT 5G competition (25:25) Specs and software (30:24) Outro (35:33) Cover credit: Sheldon Pinto/Gadgets 360. Photo credits: Pinto, Roydon Cerejo, Jamshed Avari, Aditya Shenoy/Gadgets 360
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Are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 still made for enthusiasts — or are they good enough for everyone? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo join host Akhil Arora to talk about Samsung’s new foldables. We discuss the India pricing of the two new Galaxy Z devices (and the cashback and offers you can avail), and how Samsung has improved on their respective previous iterations (120Hz display and S Pen support among them). Read: Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 launched in India We delve into the downsides of an under-display camera (and the potential upsides), the multiple use cases of their multiple cameras (the Flip 3 is its own tripod), and how Android works on foldables (and what Samsung brings to it with One UI). Along the way, we pick our favourites between the Fold 3 and Flip 3, and wonder why there aren’t many companies in this exciting category (hello Moto). Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) India prices (00:20) Where’s the competition? (05:43) Samsung’s new vs old (09:41) Under-display camera (14:39) Android on foldables (20:22) Our favourites (25:16) Outro (28:11) Photo credits: Samsung
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A double delight for John Cena fans this week, purely by happenchance, as Orbital dives into two of his latest movies: the DC supervillain get-together The Suicide Squad, and the heist family saga Fast & Furious 9. Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor and comic book fan Shayak Majumder joins host Akhil Arora to talk about The Suicide Squad. We discuss James Gunn’s shock-and-awe tactics and how he makes use of the giant ensemble, led by Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, and Cena. We touch upon Gunn’s mannerisms that contribute to a bonkers over-the-top movie, the multiple Guardians of the Galaxy cameos he stuffs here, and why we enjoyed everything about King Shark. Lastly, we look at where The Suicide Squad lands in the DC Extended Universe canon. Read: The Suicide Squad Review Later, Gadgets 360 senior reviewer Ali Pardiwala and sub-editor Jasmin Jose — both Fast & Furious fans — join Akhil to discuss F9. We delve into the sheer craziness of the film, with returning director Justin Lin putting a meta spin on how these street racers have become invincible superheroes along the way. They seemingly cannot die, and even when they do, they can always be brought back. But Fast & Furious 9 wastes some of its cast (Charlize Theron and Sung Kang) or doesn’t know how to use them (Cena). Lin also loves action gimmicks — he was behind the bank vault chase in Fast Five — and on Fast & Furious 9, he turns to electromagnets. He also sends the Fast crew to space! Ali, Jasmin, and Akhil wrap up by picking their favourite Fast & Furious chapter — there’s no common ground, surprisingly. Read: From F9 to The Suicide Squad, what to watch in August Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters The Suicide Squad (00:00) Unlike all of DCEU (04:55) Peacemaker vs Bloodsport (08:23) Gunn-isms, ft. King Shark (15:02) Starro the Conqueror (19:09) More Squad, and where it falls (23:40) Fast & Furious 9 (28:03) Racers to superheroes (36:26) Back from the dead (39:42) Electromagnets! (43:28) Young Torettos (45:27) Our favourite F&F (47:30) Cover credit: Universal Pictures. Photo credits: Jessica Miglio/DC Comics, DC Comics/Warner Bros., Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is back, with Nothing. Its first product is Ear 1, a pair of true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones like the AirPods. Gadgets 360 audio guru Ali Pardiwala, Headphone Zone founder and CEO Raghav Somani, and MySmartPrice editor-in-chief Ershad Kaleebullah join host Akhil Arora to talk about Nothing and India’s TWS market. We discuss why Nothing is making its debut with wireless earbuds, what it’s offering in terms of features (including active noise cancellation), and how it’s undercutting competition in India. The Ear 1 cost just Rs. 5,999 as opposed to $100 (~Rs. 7,500) and £100 (~Rs. 10,400) elsewhere. Read: Nothing Ear 1 first impressions Along the way, we delve into the big problems with TWS earphones — owing to tiny (custom-made) batteries, they don’t last very long and in turn, are generating a lot of e-waste — and what Indians generally want when they are in the market for new wireless buds. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) Why truly wireless earbuds (00:49) Ear 1 are good (03:11) …but not too good (07:01) That price tho! (08:48) Who is Nothing? (10:53) Android vs iPhone (13:37) ANC is a checkbox (16:21) But most don’t care (21:00) Battery life meh (23:20) TWS’ biggest problems (24:51) Outro (29:34) Photo credit: Nothing
Is OnePlus cannibalising itself with the Nord 2 5G? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to talk about all things Nord 2. Read: OnePlus Nord 2 5G first impressions We discuss how it fits into OnePlus’ ever-expanding line-up, how it fares against its competition, and the switch to a MediaTek chipset — a first for OnePlus. Read: OnePlus Nord 2 vs Poco F3 GT: battle of the affordable flagships Along the way, we delve into the OxygenOS-ColorOS UI bleed that is happening thanks to OnePlus’ merger with Oppo, and what that could mean for the future of phones from both manufacturers. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) vs Nord and Nord CE (00:22) Competition (04:35) Good all-rounder (08:50) Qualcomm -> MediaTek (11:39) Oppo bleed (16:09) Who is it for? (24:56) vs OnePlus 9R (28:00) Outro (32:16) Photo credit: Aditya Shenoy/Gadgets 360
Amazon’s annual shopping extravaganza and giant advertisement for its subscription service is back — for a two-day event on Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27. Gadgets 360 community manager and deals expert Harpreet Singh joins host Akhil Arora to talk about all things Prime Day 2021. We discuss what you should expect (the best discounts are always on Amazon products) and how to prepare (set up wishlists and notifications). We also give you tips on deal hunting and tell you what to stay away from. Read: How to get the best Prime Day deals Lastly, we touch upon why you might want to wait for festive period sales (that are closer to Prime Day this time), and when you shouldn’t. As always, we will highlight the best deals on Gadgets 360, so stick around. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) What is Prime Day? (00:19) What to expect (03:13) Amazon is always on sale (05:02) How to prepare (06:37) What to do on sale day (09:44) The kinds of deals (12:25) Hey, impulse buyers (14:39) What to avoid (16:50) Prime Day vs festive sales (18:58) Outro (21:50)
p>This week on Orbital, it’s time for Loki, the Marvel Cinematic Universe series that ended its six-episode run Wednesday on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder and deputy news editor Veer Arjun Singh — both Marvel fans — join host Akhil Arora to talk about the Tom Hiddleston-led TV show. Major spoilers ahead. Read: Loki Season 1 Review We discuss the fitting nature of Loki (Hiddleston) falling in love with another Loki aka Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), Hiddleston and Owen Wilson’s dynamic that powered early episodes, and Marvel’s recurrent problem with killing off characters — or rather, its inability to. We analyse Jonathan Majors’ introduction as Kang the Conqueror/ He Who Remains, and what his multiverse monologue means for what’s to come in the MCU. And along the way, we see how Loki compares to its predecessors: WandaVision, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) Kang the Conqueror (00:34) Sylvie and comic tweaking (06:44) vs other Marvel series (10:41) Mobius and Loki (15:56) vs other Marvel series pt. 2 (21:29) Future of the MCU (26:58) Kang the Conqueror pt. 2 (28:44) Loki loves Loki (37:31) Outro (39:30)
What is the best smartphone in India right now? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss the crème de la crème. We talk about the obvious lakhpati kids in the room (hello, Apple and Samsung), the premium flagship killers (from Xiaomi and OnePlus), and a specialist device for mobile gamers (hi, Asus). Along the way, we touch upon what you get for paying through the nose, and look at upcoming phones (from Google and beyond) in the second half of 2021. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) What to expect >Rs. 50,000 (00:36) Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (04:59) iPhone 12 (Pro / Pro Max) (11:05) S21 Ultra vs iPhone 12 (21:25) Mi 11 Ultra (24:37) OnePlus 9 Pro (28:36) A specialist choice (36:41) What’s coming in rest of 2021 (44:50) Outro (51:19)
Six years on from the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has unveiled the next-generation of its flagship operating system. This time, it didn’t skip a number though — and hence, we have Windows 11. Gadgets 360 senior reporter and Orbital producer Jagmeet Singh and video producer and Windows settings critic Shubham Raheja join host Akhil Arora to discuss what’s on offer here. We talk about the headline feature: you can run Android apps on Windows 11, though you will need the Amazon Appstore via the Microsoft Store. It’s complicated. But at least, Microsoft is playing nice with others. Read: Windows 11 announced We delve into the UI and UX changes, from the glassy Windows Vista-like look to the deep integration for Microsoft Teams, its Zoom and Slack competitor. And of course, that central Start button shift — literally. Along the way, we touch upon the (odd) hardware requirements for Windows 11, the powerful new (Xbox) gaming features, and how Windows at times gets too big and overwhelming for itself. Read: You can now download the Windows 11 Insider Preview Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) What’s new with Windows 11? (00:53) Centre start button (03:45) Android apps! (06:31) New (Vista) look (10:01) All Windows in one (11:41) Xbox at the heart (14:06) Who gets the upgrade (16:14) What’s this TPM? (18:49) How to get Windows 11 (21:36) Everything else (25:05) Outro (27:36)
Rechristened as Battlegrounds Mobile India, the country’s favourite battle royale title has returned — albeit in early access for now — to its largest market after a nine-month-long government-imposed ban. Gadgets 360 deputy news editor Veer Arjun Singh and deputy video head Cyrus John — both PUBG Mobile veterans — join host Akhil Arora to discuss the new avatar of PUBG Mobile. We talk about the lack of India-specific introductions, the problems with being India-only, the broken friend lists, and how Battlegrounds Mobile India is essentially old wine in an existing (green) bottle. Read: Battlegrounds Mobile India first impressions We also delve into what made PUBG Mobile such a rage in India, the early success of Battlegrounds Mobile India, and why it has (likely) triumphed over global battle-royale king Fortnite. Lastly, we touch upon controversies new and old — and how Krafton could have handled the launch better, and why the ban (naturally) helped PUBG Mobile’s competition in India. Read: BGMI pinged Tencent server only ‘to enable game features’, Krafton says Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) It’s the same (Chinese) game (00:21) Why PUBG Mobile took off (04:54) Bans are great for some (07:53) 5 million already (09:26) Missing friends (12:04) India-only (13:48) The controversies (15:17) No serious attempt (16:56) The China servers (20:37) How gamers feel (22:29) Where’s Fortnite? (25:15) Outro (29:35)
The all-virtual E3 2021 — video gaming’s biggest annual extravaganza — had a lot to offer, with presentations from the likes of Xbox, Ubisoft, Nintendo, and Square Enix. Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder and deputy video head Cyrus John — both gaming nerds — join host Akhil Arora to discuss all things E3 2021. We talk about our favourite games: the “Skyrim in space” Starfield, the Mexico open-world racer Forza Horizon 5, and Guardians of the Galaxy that only lets you play as Star-Lord. Guardians of the Galaxy is out October 26, Forza Horizon 5 follows on November 9, but Starfield isn’t due until November 2022. Read: Everything Xbox announced at E3 2021 Beyond that, we dive into Master Chief’s belated entry into the free-to-play space with Halo: Infinite (late 2021), why we are excited about the first-person Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (2022) and co-op open-world Contraband, and get nostalgic over Age of Empires IV (October 28). Along the way, we touch upon highly-anticipated sequels and follow-ups, be it the cloudy The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, the turn-based Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, alt-history tongue-in-cheek The Outer Worlds 2, and co-op alien corridor shooter Rainbow Six Extraction. Read: Everything Ubisoft announced at E3 2021 Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) Guardians of the Galaxy (00:28) Starfield (06:00) Forza Horizon 5 (10:25) Halo: Infinite (14:20) Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (17:38) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (22:03) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (26:51) Contraband (30:51) Rainbow Six Extraction (34:04) Age of Empires IV (35:51) Outro (38:54)
iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and iCloud+ — they are all official. Apple unveiled the next iteration of software updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch at its developer conference earlier this week, alongside a range of new and improved apps and services. Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo join host Akhil Arora to discuss all things WWDC 2021. Read: iOS 15 with new FaceTime, iMessage, sharing, Focus, and privacy features announced We talk about why iOS 15 isn’t as major an upgrade as previous builds. It’s focused on the core and system apps, with a new notifications summary, new customisable Focus modes, Live Text à la Google Lens, and spatial audio and SharePlay in FaceTime. Read: macOS Monterey 12 with Universal Control, Shortcuts announced All of that is available in iPadOS 15 as well, which further benefits from a widgets system akin to iOS, and Universal Control with macOS Monterey that allows for drag and drop across Apple systems. Read: iCloud+ with new privacy features, unlimited HomeKit video cameras support announced And oh, then there’s iCloud+ that offers wide-ranging privacy — system-wide VPN and email address masking — at existing iCloud prices. Lastly, we touch upon the rest, including new India-specific features, watchOS 8 with Mindfulness app and improved Wallet, and Siri on third-party devices (with a catch). Read: watchOS 8 with Mindfulness app, sleep respiratory rate tracking, Portrait watch face announced Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) iOS 15 (00:23) New Focus and notifications (02:12) Offline Siri! (07:25) Live Text (08:37) AR directions (11:14) Better FaceTime (13:05) Memories improved (16:42) iCloud+ (18:12) iPadOS 15 (21:15) Universal Control with macOS Monterey (24:22) Third-party Siri (27:07) watchOS 8 (28:30) What’s new for India? (31:20) Things we missed (32:02) Outro (34:31)
Cryptocurrency prices have skyrocketed in the past year, with the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum growing several times over, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, it’s turning a lot of heads. WazirX founder and CEO Nischal Shetty and WeekendInvesting founder Alok Jain join host Akhil Arora to discuss the world of cryptocurrency. We touch upon the regulatory landscape in India, from the back and forth between the RBI and the Supreme Court, to the lack of a clear legal definition for cryptocurrency that creates hurdles for crypto exchanges such as WazirX. Read: Why does Bitcoin mining consume ‘insane’ energy? We talk about what investors should know before jumping in, given the volatility in Bitcoin prices, the influence of Elon Musk’s actions, and the market’s immaturity in comparison to gold, equity, and real estate. And we sign off by delving into its future, including the wide-reaching potential of blockchain technology that allows for the creation of a decentralised world. For now though, the industry is busy with NFTs. Oh boy. Read: What is blochain? And what can it offer us? Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) What is crypto? (00:37) The grey zone (03:13) Investor FAQ (08:43) (Global) concerns (18:51) A decentralised world (24:39) The future (28:58) Outro (35:23)
The likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus have forever changed expectations for TV buyers, with 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos available at prices never seen before. How is this changing the television market in India? Gadgets 360 senior reviewer and in-house TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Akhil Arora to discuss that — and a lot more. We talk about how these smartphone manufacturers have achieved stunning specs, why the likes of Sony cannot be beaten at their game, and why consumers shouldn’t be too focused on the pixels. Well, sort of. We also offer some buying advice, as we touch upon ideal screen sizes for viewing distances, the various LED display technologies out there, and why no one needs 8K resolution. Read: The best TVs you can buy Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) Invasion of the Phone Makers (00:24) Hey, it’s me, compromise! (02:28) It’s all in the panel? (04:03) Why phones > TV screens (09:38) Ideal screen sizes (12:33) LED, QLED, OLED, and mini-LED (15:48) Why Sony is still king (20:47) All the specs, at a budget (23:52) Ok, where’s the content? (25:51) 8K is too much (29:51) Don’t be a videophile (sort of) (33:02) Outro (36:25)
Android 12 with Material You design and new privacy features, Wear OS merging with Samsung’s Tizen and powered by Fitbit, and more — this is the Google I/O 2021 episode. Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and senior reviewer Sheldon Pinto join host Akhil Arora to discuss the highlights from Google’s annual developer conference that was virtual and free to everyone this year. We talk about how manufacturers might deal with the new Android design language, how serious the ads-driven Google is about data privacy, and why we are excited about the new Android TV remote app. Read: Everything announced at Google I/O 2021 Later, we jump over to Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder’s zombie heist thriller movie out now on Netflix. Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder and senior reviewer Ali Pardiwala — both zombie nerds — join Akhil to discuss what they liked and what they didn’t. We touch upon Dave Bautista’s acting skills (or the lack of them), the film’s many failures (and how it wastes Huma Qureshi), and the different kinds of zombies (including Alpha zombies and a zombie tiger). Read: Army of the Dead Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) Android 12 (00:22) Material You (03:16) Privacy and profits (09:11) Wear OS, meet Tizen (13:48) Everything else (23:14) Army of the Dead (27:29) The many problems (33:20) A bigger franchise (39:57) Huma Qureshi?! (42:34) Alpha zombies (44:13) More Bautista (49:18) Outro (53:38)
What is the best phone under Rs. 30,000 in India right now? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss what buyers should expect from India’s hottest new smartphone segment. We talk about why manufacturers are targeting the sub-Rs. 30,000 band, what the jump offers to budget-conscious buyers, and what features you can’t get at this price. It’s more than you might expect, thanks to some market realities. And naturally, we answer the question you have come for. We also look at upcoming phones that might further shake up the Rs. 30,000 segment. Read: The Best Phones Under Rs. 30,000 Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) Heating up in Rs. 30,000 (00:54) Going up from budget (02:53) The contenders (06:02) CPU vs battery (13:36) The newcomers (15:10) Best Rs. 30,000 phone (19:44) Upcoming ones (23:31) What you can’t get here (26:17) Outro (29:45)
Is Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 Ultra the best phone you can buy at Rs. 70,000? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss Mi 11 Ultra — the most expensive phone Xiaomi has ever brought to India. Xiaomi is going after a new crowd with the Mi 11 Ultra, those who have an eye on OnePlus 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But crucially, will Xiaomi deliver Android updates for the next few years? We also talk about the Mi 11 Ultra’s three cameras (and that camera bump), and the MIUI software that has always held Xiaomi back in the premium segment. Read: Mi 11 Ultra Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) Xiaomi’s most expensive phone (00:41) Hello, premium crowd (04:31) Mi 11 Ultra cameras (08:22) Highest DxOMark rating (12:54) Beating competitors at price (15:05) That camera bump! (18:31) Mi 11 Ultra software (22:06) New (ultra) flagship killer? (27:01) Outro (33:43)
Is Xiaomi's new Mi 11X the best phone under Rs. 35,000 in India? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss Mi 11X — the cheapest offering in Xiaomi's Mi 11 series that also includes Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. We touch upon the cameras, its competitors, what sets it apart, and Xiaomi's penchant for ads and bloatware. Read: Mi 11X Review Later, we jump over to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the Marvel Cinematic Universe series that ended its six-episode run last Friday on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder and deputy news editor Veer Arjun Singh — both Marvel fans — join Akhil to talk about that new Captain America suit, how it compares to WandaVision, and its narrative failings with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). We also dive into the Marvel series' motley of villains: Baron Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl), Power Broker/ Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), US Agent/ John Walker (Wyatt Russell), the Flag Smashers and their leader Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), and Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Read: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) The Mi 11 range—some rebranded (00:24) What's unique about Mi 11X? (02:35) Mi 11X UI (07:05) Where's the compromise? (09:50) Cameras on the Mi 11X (15:00) Mi 11X competitors (19:17) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (23:50) vs WandaVision, 6-hour movie (25:40) Poor Winter Soldier and Zemo (30:58) John Walker is US Agent (33:40) From Agent 13 to Power Broker (38:08) Valentina! Julia Louis-Dreyfus! (42:32) New Captain America suit (45:52) Captain America and White Wolf (51:44) Flag Smashers smashed (56:26) Outro (01:01:44)
Apple announced a new iPad Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Apple TV 4K this week — along with AirTag, finally. And a purple iPhone was thrown into the mix. Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and in-house Apple expert Harpreet Singh join host Akhil Arora to discuss all things Apple from the Spring Loaded event. We talk about the two new iPad Pro models (11-inch and 12.9-inch), why they are designed for a niche use, and what's limiting them (hint: it's iPadOS). Read: iPad Pro with Apple M1, Mini-LED display, and Thunderbolt launched We dive into the new 24-inch iMac that's nearly a centimetre thin but still has a giant chin. Also, why does Apple prioritise design over use in a desktop computer? Later, we jump over to the new Apple TV 4K that promises high-refresh-rate 4K HDR but skips over on any gaming improvements. Curious. Read: iMac 24-inch with Apple M1 launched, Apple TV 4K refreshed with A12 Bionic And lastly, we touch upon Apple's entry into a new product segment with the AirTag trackers. Read: All you need to know about AirTag Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) New iPad Pro (00:24) The best thing about iPad Pro (03:22) With accessories, is it a computer? (04:39) iPad Pro is still an iPad (06:42) New 24-inch iMac (08:09) Not upgradeable, not portable (10:53) Mac mini or iMac? (14:54) New Apple TV 4K (17:25) Why A12 Bionic, not A14? (20:13) Gaming on Apple TV (21:42) What can Apple TV do that others can't? (24:15) AirTag (25:57) Outro ft. purple iPhone (32:09)
Is OnePlus 9R old wine in a new bottle — or something more? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and in-house OnePlus expert Ali Pardiwala join host Akhil Arora to discuss the new Rs. 40,000 phone — the fourth entry in its line-up, the most OnePlus has ever had. We touch upon how the 9R compares to its more expensive sibling, its primary competition, and what buyers should expect from the 9R. Towards the end, we field questions from our audience. Read: OnePlus 9R Review Later, we jump over to the OnePlus Watch, the first "smartwatch" from the Shenzhen-headquartered manufacturer. Gadgets 360 reviewer Aditya Shenoy and smartwatch enthusiast Shubham Raheja join Akhil to talk about its various limitations and where it all stems from: putting battery life first. Watch: OnePlus Watch Unboxing and First Impressions Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) What to expect from 9R (00:30) OnePlus 9 vs 9R (2:35) 9R's competition (06:55) Mid-range or premium? (09:30) 9RT / 9TR soon? (11:22) Phones are boring (13:32) Audience Q&A (18:05) OnePlus Watch (23:02) Watch OS (24:50) No apps, little customisation (28:40) Mic yes, voice assistant no (33:00) Battery life first (35:00) FAQ (38:30) OnePlus Watch alternatives (42:01) Outro (45:03)
Why did LG give up on its smartphones business? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and Counterpoint analyst Tarun Pathak join host Akhil Arora to discuss what led to LG's exit, the Korean manufacturers' innovations and mistakes, and how the industry is due for another upheveal. Watch: RIP LG Smartphones Later, we jump over to Outriders, the new co-op RPG shooter from People Can Fly, out on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. Resident gamer and Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder joins Akhil to talk about the good and the bad of the new video game: the recurring server troubles, the varying character classes, the keep-you-on-your-toes gameplay, and problems with cross-play and grinding. Read: Outriders Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) What made LG quit? (00:32) LG's innovative ideas—and problems (03:50) Did we see LG's exit coming? (06:52) LG first, phones second (10:54) LG's other failures: webOS and Intel (12:55) Does this impact LG? (14:44) Who's next? And what's the future like? (16:19) Outriders (22:00) What Outriders is like (23:18) Outriders feels old—but has some good ideas (25:30) Outriders enemies and gameplay (28:40) Character classes in Outriders (30:42) Grinding and 'World Tier' (36:09) The thing with microtransactions (41:30) Server troubles and cross-play (45:27) Outro (49:26)
What is the best phone under Rs. 15,000 in India right now? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss what buyers should expect in a sub-Rs. 15,000 phone, the marketing jargo and buzzwords to be aware of, upcoming phones to keep an eye out for, and why you need to pay double to get a better camera. And oh, they answer the title question. Read: The Best Phones Under Rs. 15,000 Later, we go behind the scenes of OK Computer, the new Hotstar Specials original. OK Computer creators Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shetty join Akhil to talk about the Disney+ Hotstar series' myriad inspirations, how they sought to make something uniquely Indian, the struggles of making a sci-fi comedy TV show in India, their stance on the culture of taking offense, and what they have planned for a shared OK Computer universe. Read: OK Computer Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com
Is OnePlus 9 Pro the best flagship phone of 2021 as yet? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join new host Akhil Arora to discuss whether it's worth the price bump, what the Hasselblad partnership brings, and whether it can go toe-to-toe with Apple and Samsung's latest. Read: OnePlus 9 Pro Review Later, we jump over to Zack Snyder's Justice League. DC aficionados — Gadgets 360 news editor Abhinav Lal and chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder — join Akhil to talk about the wasted opportunities, Snyder's odd choices (including that aspect ratio), and the differences with the original Justice League. Read: Justice League Snyder Cut Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Redmi Note 10 series. Introduction Redmi Note 10 Review Redmi Note 10 Pro Max Review Is Redmi Note 10 Pro the best value device? Does MIUI 12 still have ads and spam? Best phone under Rs. 15,000
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Redmi Note 10 series. Introduction Redmi Note 10 Review Redmi Note 10 Pro Max Review Is Redmi Note 10 Pro the best value device? Does MIUI 12 still have ads and spam? Best phone under Rs. 15,000
TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best budget TVs. Introduction Amazonbasics TV Review Fire TV OS Mi TV 4A Horizon What you won't get with budget TVs Should you spend more for a TV from a traditionally big brand?
Android expert Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the F62. Introduction Build quality The processor Camera specs and performance Battery life Should you buy the F62?
Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the S21+ and S21. Introduction Build quality The future of smartphones Camera specs and performance Accessories in the box Should you buy the S21+?
Game console reviewer Akhil Arora joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Xbox Series X and PS5. Introduction Why is it so hard to buy Xbox Series X and PS5 right now? Digital vs Disc Edtion Backwards compatibility? DualSense vs Xbox Wireless Controller Should you buy PS5 or Xbox Series X?
Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the LG Wing. Introduction LG Wing review LG Wing's quirky design LG Wing battery life and performance The future of LG in the smartphone market
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Introduction S21 Ultra camera review S21 Ultra accessories removed from the box Battery life and performance Software
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Mi 10i. Introduction Mi 10i cameras Snapdragon 750G performance The MIUI experience Mi 10i vs OnePlus Nord
Video producer Shubham Raheja joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the tech we want to see in 2021. Introduction Best purchase of 2020 Foldable phones and software enhancements ARM processors on Windows laptops What we want to buy in 2021
TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Mi QLED TV 4K. Introduction QLED vs OLED Mi QLED TV 4K performance Software and UI performance Sound quality and the remote
Audio expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the HomePod mini. Introduction Apple's new smart speaker Do you need two HomePod minis for the best result? Bugs and minor issues Sound quality and the Siri experience
Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the new MacBook Air (M1). Introduction Apple's new chipset Performance Software and emulation Do you need 16GB RAM?
Android enthusiast Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the new Micromax phones. Introduction Micromax's new smartphones Camera performance Software polish Are Micromax's new phones worth buying?
Reviews Editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the iPhone 12 mini. Introduction Apple's new iPhone 12 series Camera performance A14 Bionic SoC Which is the best "value" iPhone 12 series device?
Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Introduction Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro series Camera performance A14 Bionic SoC Which is the best "value" iPhone 12 series device?
Apple enthusiast Preshit Deorukhkar joins host Pranay Parab to talk about Apple Silicon powered Macs. Introduction Apple's new M1 chip macOS Big Sur The new Macs What to expect from Apple in the near future
Audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best TVs under Rs. 25,000. Introduction Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition Other TVs under Rs. 25,000 Should you buy budget smart TVs? What to remember before buying budget TVs
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus 8T. Introduction Who needs a streaming stick? Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K What can Apple do to get into this space?
Friend of the podcast Preshit Deorukhkar joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the iPhone 12 series and HomePod mini. Introduction HomePod mini iPhone 12 Series Should you buy iPhone 11 over the iPhone 12? What to expect from Apple in the rest of 2020
Deals expert Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best Flipkart, Amazon sale offers. Introduction Flipkart sale offers Amazon sale offers Will iPhone 11, S20+ deals be in stock? What else to buy from Flipkart, Amazon during sales