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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is here and it wants to be the best budget smartphone out there. Will it succeed? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (0:30) Performance Brand name confusion Design Build quality Gaming performance Camera Battery life Competition
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The Mate 20 Pro is one of the best Android phones out there, and Asus ROG Phone wants to be the best gaming phone in the market. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about these phones. Mate 20 Pro (0:30) Processor power Camera performance Thoughts on photos vs Pixel 3 Pricing and value Design and build quality The cons Final thoughts ROG Phone (16:22) Design ROG Gaming UI Accessories Marketing Performance Gaming performance Camera Battery life
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The Realme U1 packs impressive hardware at an excellent price, but is the experience good enough to trump stiff competition from Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 6 Pro? Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Realme U1 (0:12) Hardware and specifications Build and design Camera Performance Marketing tactics Competition Pricing and availability
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Redmi Note 6 Pro has big boots to fill and tough competition to stave off. Can it manage to succeed in India? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Redmi Note 6 Pro (0:25) Design Build quality Display Battery life Performance Software Competition
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The Google Pixel line of phones just got a new feature called Night Sight, which dramatically improves low-light photos. Will this change the way smartphones capture low-light photos? Night Sight on Google Pixel (0:10) What is Night Sight? How it changes low light photography Is this magic or physics? When will other phones get this feature? What we want from Night Sight How this could reinvent smartphone photography
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The J2 Core can provide tough competition in the budget Android phone segment and reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss whether it's a worthy challenger. Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (0:25) Android Oreo Go Edition vs regular Android The app ecosystem Should you buy Redmi 6A over this? 8GB internal storage a problem? Gaming performance Cameras A creepy feature that everyone should know about Pricing and features Final thoughts
We discuss whether the OnePlus 6T is worth buying and if its trade-offs are easy to live with. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab. OnePlus 6T (0:25) Build and design Notch Trade-offs Headphone jack Comparison with OnePlus 6 USB Type-C accessories Competition from Poco F1 and Zenfone 5Z Software polish Pricing
Which Is the Best Phone to Buy During Flipkart, Amazon Sales? Deals expert and community manager Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best deals from the ongoing Flipkart and Amazon sales. Flipkart (0:20) Zenfone Max Pro M1 iPhone XS Vu 4K TV Xbox One S Fitbit Charge 2 Amazon (18:02) iPhone X Samsung Galaxy A8+ Honor Play MacBook Air LG 4K TV
We discuss the Realme C1, which is going toe to toe with the Xiaomi Redmi 6A for the budget smartphone market in India. This is followed by our final thoughts on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL as Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab. Realme C1 (1:03) Specifications Performance Battery life Cameras Display Comparison with Redmi 6A Comparison with Zenfone Lite L1 Price in India Google Pixel 3 (15:22) Thoughts on the camera Comparison with flagship phone cameras Pricing strategy India price Competition
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been launched and are coming to India soon. Android expert Aditya Shenoy and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. Google Pixel 3 (0:50) Design Notch Features missing in the design Face Unlock Pixel 3 vs 3 XL India pricing of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL Camera Software and AI The best Pixel phone to buy in India
Nokia 5.1 Plus is a budget Android One smartphone that we just finished reviewing. Our reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about it. Nokia 5.1 Plus (0:50) Build and design USB Type-C port Notch on the display Pricing Android One program Software updates on this phone Performance Gaming performance Battery life Competition
We talk about the Redmi 6 Pro and the Motorola One Power, and try to decide if these two smartphones are worth buying. Android experts Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab. Redmi 6 Pro (1:08) Design and build quality Underpowered hardware Pricing and variants Flash sales Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 1 vs Zenfone Max Pro M1 Pros of the Redmi 6 Pro The long list of cons Motorola One Power (11:22) Specifications The history of the Motorola brand Design and build quality Android One program Motorola One Power vs Nokia 6.1 Plus Camera Battery life
Xiaomi’s two new budget smartphones look great on paper, but do they perform? Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Jamshed Avari join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A (0:40) Build and design Specs Enough RAM and storage on both phones? Camera Battery life Competition Flash sales Should you buy Redmi 6A or Redmi 6?
Apple has launched iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR in India at astronomical prices, along with the Apple Watch Series 4. Editor in chief Kunal Dua joins host Pranay Parab to discuss the company's India strategy and talk about the new gadgets. Our predictions (0:10) What we got wrong What we guessed correctly iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR (8:50) New chips Camera Focal length adjust Smart post processing (Pixel inspired?) Same 5W charger No lightning to 3.5mm dongle No iCloud changes Storage variants No AirPods changes No AirPower Which variants have dual SIM Pricing India pricing Will we switch entirely to eSIM next year? iPhone XR Cheaper Almost no bezel or chin on LCD display Big screen Colours (reminds of iPhone 5c) Will this variant stick around for long? Discontinued iPhones X, SE, 6S, 6S Plus apparently gone What does this mean for India? Will they stop making SE, etc in India? Revised India pricing Apple Watch Series 4 (39:15) Thinner, more screen space Good use of complications Single rear optical sensor for heart rate ECG No Series 1- style variant this year India pricing
Editor in chief Kunal Dua joins host Pranay Parab to discuss all things Apple. We talk about the September 12 iPhone event and what we expect from it, which includes a long discussion on Apple's strategy for India. Sponsor: Goalwise Apple Music, iCloud, and Software (1:56) Predicting the introduction Services segment revenue New Apple Music features iCloud storage conundrum Will Apple increase free storage? WWDC updates Apple Watch Series 4 (10:04) The big leak via 9to5Mac The new watch face The Siri watch face What we expect from a software standpoint Hardware and design predictions New iPhones (20:27) Three new iPhones “Cheaper iPhone” What to expect from the three iPhones Dual-SIM support? Will we see a coherent India strategy? Premium product versus discounts EMIs Will Apple make a good iPhone in India? Apple software stagnant in India What they can do to fix this
Oppo Realme 2 costs the same as the Realme 1, and has been launched just a few months after the latter. So why does Oppo have two similar phones at the same price point? Reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Sponsor: Goalwise (0:54) Oppo Realme 2 (1:58) Price in India Display The notch Build quality Is Realme 2 really an upgrade over Realme 1? The positives of Realme 2 The areas where Realme 2 falls short Thoughts on ColorOS Should you buy Realme 2?
We discuss the Xiaomi Poco F1 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus, two smartphones that have the potential to shake up the market in India. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Shobhit Varma join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Sponsor: Goalwise Xiaomi Poco F1 (2:00) Flagship killer? What’s the catch? How does Poco F1 have impressive hardware at a low price? Flash sales Variants and pricing Is Xiaomi cannibalising the Mi A2? Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus (20:39) Build quality Stock Android Best Nokia Android phones? Comparison against the Mi A2 Does the Poco F1 shake up the market?
We discuss whether WhatsApp and YouTube will be the killer apps that propel Jio Phone and KaiOS into a market share as large as that of Android. Jio expert Ravi Sharma joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Sponsor: Goalwise WhatsApp on Jio Phone (2:10) WhatsApp and YouTube on Jio Phone: Hands-On Impressions Features missing from this app Why these features are missing Overall WhatsApp experience WhatsApp Rollout for Jio Phone Delayed, to Start in Batches YouTube on Jio Phone (15:00) YouTube video viewing controls and experience Can you download videos? Sharing videos offline? Jio Phone 2 (24:49) Jio Phone 2 release date Apps available on launch day Jio Phone 2 vs Jio Phone
Xiaomi Mi A2 is the company's second attempt at making an Android One smartphone. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone. The Android One program (0:57) How Google initially pitched this What Android One is today Xiaomi’s Android One attempt MIUI phones vs Xiaomi’s stock Android phone The issues with Xiaomi Mi A1 (5:34) Navigation Proximity sensor Buggy updates Xiaomi Mi A2 (9:34) Battery life Camera Performance Specifications Verdict Xiaomi’s branding problem (20:26) Redmi vs Mi phones Xiaomi in the premium segment Budget segment performance Xiaomi’s most popular smartphones
Honor 9N is the latest entry into the competitive budget Android phone market and reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone, with a mention of BlackBerry Evolve X and Evolve at the end of this episode. Honor 9N (1:50) Honor 9N design Display Colours Huawei and Honor’s design identity Honor 9 Lite pictures Earpiece Honor 9N performance Processor Day-to-day usage What Honor can do to fix this EMUI and software features Nifty addons Bloat Camera Battery life BlackBerry Evolve X, Evolve (24:40) Who owns BlackBerry now? First impressions The competition
We talk about the Huawei Nova 3, which competes against the OnePlus 6 in India. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab on this episode. Huawei Nova 3 (1:00) Cameras Design Hardware Comparison with OnePlus 6 Other features Should you buy the Nova 3?
We talk about two smartphones on the bleeding edge of technology: Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X as reviewers Ankit Chawla and Shobhit Varma join host Pranay Parab. Pricing and market positioning (1:30) Vivo Nex price Oppo Find X price Are these phones ready to take on iPhone, Pixel, and Galaxy flagships? The compromises for “all-screen” tech (5:00) Vivo X21: Future of Smartphones or Overpriced Gimmick? Call quality Ergonomics Headphone jack Pop-up camera Software (13:40) Color OS and Funtouch OS The problems with custom Android versions Updates? The lack of polish in UI Should you pay flagship prices for prototypes? (18:45) In-display fingerprint scanner Camera quality Not waterproof The pop-up camera (20:45) Dust and water resistance? Will it survive a drop or two? Should Vivo launch a cheaper variant? (25:08) The Vivo Nex A Will it come to India? Vivo and Oppo’s product lineup in India
Gadgets 360's deals expert Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the discounts you can expect during the Amazon Prime Day 2018 sale, which starts July 16. What to expect from Amazon Prime Day (1:30) The products we think will go on sale Delivery timelines Digital content that becomes available Does Amazon Prime Day sale offer the best deals? (7:10) How to find the best deals The biggest deal on offer Comparison with Diwali sale discounts What to watch out for and what to be wary of (12:05) Common precautions to take Common scams you can easily detect How Amazon is preparing for Prime Day 2018 (19:45) The focus on deliveries Customer support
This episode centres around Asus Zenfone 5Z, Jio Phone 2, and Jio’s GigaFiber wired Internet service. Games editor Rishi Alwani and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Jio Phone 2 (1:00) Jio Phone 2 vs Jio Phone The price of the Jio Phone 2 Making BioShock in Mumbai: How Indiagames Developed the Feature Phone Version of the Landmark Game Vaibhav talks about daily active users on Jio on his app App Annie’s report on top iOS apps App Annie’s report on top Android apps KaiOS and the Google connection Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama offer Jio GigaFiber (19:41) Jio GigaFiber announced What we know about the service so far How Jio plans to tackle ISP monopoly at the building level The lack of details on pricing Will GigaFiber disrupt broadband in India Asus Zenfone 5Z (25:34) How it stacks up against the OnePlus 6 Pricing and specifications The “AI” features of the Zenfone 5Z Privacy concerns Battery charging features AI in camera Camera comparison with OnePlus 6 Display and the lack of always-on Asus’ aggressive pricing Is the Zenfone 5Z a flagship? Performance Storage variants Contents of the box The cons of the smartphone Android update schedule Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 review Availability Flipkart exclusivity
Games editor Rishi Alwani joins host Pranay Parab to talk about Reliance Jio's Rs. 199 postpaid plan and Vodafone's Rs. 299 plan that offer over 20GB of data and might herald a crash in postpaid mobile data prices. Postpaid mobile data plans in India Reliance Jio’s 199 plan (2:45) Vodafone’s 299 plan (5:20) Mobile data speeds in India (10:00) What to look forward to (17:16)
On this episode reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Xiaomi Redmi Y2, a selfie-focused smartphone. Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (1:00) What’s special about this phone? Xiaomi’s product roadmap Y2 variants and pricing Redmi Y1 vs Y2 Where to buy this Why flash sales? Performance (4:32) Benchmark scores Day-to-day use Gaming Software MIUI vs stock Android Updates Advantages of MIUI Design and build quality (8:48) Plastic feel Headphone jack IR blaster Looks Display quality Selfie camera (10:38) Xiaomi competing with Oppo The selfie camera Diffused selfie flash Cameras and quality of photographs The competition (14:37) Oppo Realme 1 Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Xiaomi’s own competing phones Battery life (19:03) Specs vs optimisation
Reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about three smartphones under Rs. 15,000 — Oppo Realme 1, Moto G6, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro — to help you decide which one to buy. Introduction (1:00) Why these phones are being compared The Moto brand Too many smartphones launched? Moto G6 (7:00) Design Performance Comparison with Realme 1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Camera (14:00) Front camera performance Rear camera performance Winner Value for money (15:20) Best value overall Availability (21:00) Flash sales vs open sale Online vs offline Which one is easily available? Battery life and conclusion (25:10) Best battery life Overall best performance Our pick
Games editor Rishi Alwani and editor in chief Kunal Dua join host Pranay Parab to talk about the WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and to some extent tvOS 12 as well. iOS 12 (0:41) ARKit 2 Augmented reality games Shared experiences Persistent elements iOS 12 performance on older iPhones iPhone 6 and iPhone SE Affordable iPhone sales in India Features old iPhones will not get Siri Suggestions and Shortcuts SMS OTP autofill Animoji iPad gestures Group FaceTime ScreenTime macOS 10.14 Mojave (26:00) Dark Mode Mac App Store Safari and privacy iOS apps coming to macOS Easier for developers to bring iOS apps to Mac When can we see more of these apps Voice Memos, Stocks, and Apple News watchOS (37:45) Workouts app Hiking and yoga Automatic workout detection New features for runners Fitness focus Walkie Talkie Interactive notifications Background audio
Vivo X21 comes with a fingerprint sensor under the display, which makes it unique in the smartphone market. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the smartphone and how it fares against the likes of the OnePlus 6 and the iPhone X. Vivo X21 Pricing (2:00) OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Seen to Be Fooled by Photo in New Video, OnePlus Responds Is Vivo shipping beta hardware? (9:00) In-display fingerprint sensor Notch and other design elements (18:45) Should you buy the Vivo X21? (24:13)
Is OnePlus 6 better than iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Samsung Galaxy S9? OnePlus 6 markets itself as a phone that's better than the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2, and Samsung Galaxy S9. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss whether OnePlus' claims are true. Pricing and variants (1:00) Design and the notch (3:35) Performance (9:24) Gaming performance Camera (16:45) Low-light performance Video shooting Battery life (20:40) Should you buy OnePlus 6? (21:34)
The Oppo Realme 1 is a budget smartphone that takes on the best in the segment — Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone. The Realme brand and Oppo’s marketing (1:00) Oppo’s parent company Bid to take on Xiaomi Redmi vs Realme Underhanded marketing tactics? Oppo Realme 1 (3:07) Striking design Online exclusivity a problem? Specs and performance How it compares against Zenfone Max Pro M1, Redmi Note 5 Pro Which variant of the Realme 1 should people be buying? Our thoughts on the camera Color OS vs MIUI vs stock Android (17:23) What people miss out on when they go with Color OS What’s good about this variant of Android Looks a lot like iOS?
Android P is full of exciting new features but what’s the true price you’re paying? Games editor Rishi Alwani and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss. What’s new in Android P (1:19) Adaptive battery Adaptive brightness App actions and Slices Android Dashboard How this changes our reviews Portrait mode Gestures Comparison with iPhone X gestures How Android P gestures could differ The Google Search bar Android P’s update schedule (18:20) Android distribution How the update situation could improve Android Chat Hey Google, what about our privacy? (20:12) Wow-fest Google’s lack of focus on privacy How they could have highlighted this The parts where your privacy is compromised for new features Google Assistant Google Home Android P Google Photos
Is Huawei P20 Pro the Android World’s iPhone X? On this episode we discuss the Huawei P20 Pro, which has cameras good enough to take on the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. Huawei P20 Pro The three rear cameras (1:14) The competition (7:25) EMUI vs stock Android (9:53) Huawei’s hardware design choices (10:57) Huawei’s branding issues (17:00) Is Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 a Redmi Note 5 Pro Killer?
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a great alternative to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, but which of the two is better? Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specs and pricing (1:30) Competition with Xiaomi (3:30) MIUI vs stock Android ZenUI vs stock Android Asus’ smartphone pricing strategy (10:05) The cons of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (12:20) Asus’ make in India aspirations (16:58) The Flipkart tie-up (17:56)
Android phones are rushing to adopt the iPhone X ‘notch’ at the top of the screen, but do they need to do this? Is it justified to copy a hardware feature that’s a stop-gap or a compromise in order to accommodate certain other features? Android enthusiasts Aditya Shenoy and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Why copy the notch (1:25) User demand? Production issues iPhone X notch experience Android notch experience Razer notch Android P notch support (5:23) How the notch hinders Android Oreo People using devices for longer iPhone battery replacements The notch as a ‘stop gap’ (9:45) The future of the all-screen design Wireless charging Ports or lack thereof What about the front camera Will Pixel 3 feature a notch? (16:14) Headphone jack Android P notch support What the notch could add to the Pixel lineup How the notch changed iOS
Gadgets 360 experts answer all your queries related to buying smartphones. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy and video head Gagan Gupta join host Pranay Parab. Best phone under Rs. 10,000 (1:00) Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9 (2:35) Redmi 5 3GB vs Redmi Note 5 (5:00) Xiaomi’s glut of budget smartphones Redmi 5 vs Redmi Note 5 comparison video Redmi Note 5 Pro alternative (7:30) How are flagship phones better than Redmi Note 5 Pro, OnePlus 5T? (9:20) iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (13:16) Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 Rapid-fire round (16:42) Google Pixel 2XL vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 7x Mi A1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Best phone with 18:9 display ratio Camera: Google Pixel 2XL vs Huawei P20 Pro Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Asus Zenfone 5 Budget phone with 6-inch full-view display Best phone under Rs. 20,000 Smartphone with 5000mAh battery at Rs. 7,000
We discuss the three new phones HMD Global just launched under the Nokia brand name. The phones are Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. Nokia 6 (2018) (0:30) Availability Specs and pricing Last year’s Nokia 6 Highlight features of the 2018 variant The competition Nokia 7 Plus (10:15) The mid-range smartphone market Competition from Oppo and Vivo Nokia 7 Plus pricing Specifications Build quality Nokia 8 Sirocco (17:47) Pricing Comparison with Nokia 8 Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 pricing
We talk about the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9, two mid-range Android phones that are generating a lot of interest, and look at what these phones tell us about the upcoming OnePlus 6. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 (0:30) The timing of the launches The notch Pricing Specifications The sub-Rs. 30,000 segment for smartphones Design and build quality Software Face Unlock vs Face ID OnePlus 6 (14:10) The Verge’s interview with Carl Pei Why Android phones have both notch and chin What Oppo and Vivo phones tell us about OnePlus products OP6 rumoured pricing Features we want from OP6 Competition
On this episode we talk about the Xiaomi Redmi 5, which could be the newest budget king in India. Reviews Editor Jamshed Avari and Games Editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Looks and pricing (1:17)) Specs and availability (3:30) Competition (7:40) Performance (Gaming review) (15:32) Battery life and camera (23:38) MIUI (27:00)
We used the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ for a week to find out whether it pushes the boundaries in terms of performance or if it’s a conservative upgrade with not much better than the S8. Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the smartphone. First impressions (0:40) Design and build Iris scanner Software tweaks Headphone jack Bixby Camera (10:14) Hardware changes Performance for photos Video performance Super slow-mo videos Battery life (17:36) Regular use vs heavy use S9 vs S9+ Pricing in India (19:20) Comparison with iPhone X Pixel 2’s discounts Samsung’s pricing strategy Best and worst features (22:22)
Xiaomi has now launched three TVs in India a rather short span of time and our TV expert Gagan Gupta joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this development. Can the company revolutionise the TV market in India? We discuss that and much more. Xiaomi’s new TV launches Is the pricing competitive? (1:28) The Mi TV 4 with 4K HDR (4:20) Free content with the TVs (5:58) The problem with HDR support (7:26) Availability (8:50) Do you need a smart TV? (10:30) Xiaomi’s pricing strategy (13:17) Does viewing distance matter? (16:21) Are these TVs future-proof? (19:42)
We look back at Mobile World Congress 2018 and talk about the biggest launches and hottest products we spotted at the event. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss. All the big announcements at MWC 2018 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ (0:39) Nokia phones (6:59) Sony Xperia XZ2 (17:35) Vivo APEX (20:57) Energizer 16000mAh phone (24:44) 5G (26:32) Android Go and Android One (27:36)
On this episode, we discuss the leaks and rumours around MWC 2018 and look at what you can expect from one of the biggest tech events of the year. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about launches from Samsung, Nokia, Sony, LG, Asus, and Lenovo. Samsung (1:24) Galaxy S9 and S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 DeX 2 Smartwatches Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Asus (10:02) iPhone X lookalike Asus’ confusing lineup of phones Android Go phone Nokia (14:42) 1, 4, 8, 9 3310 4G LG (18:33) K series phones V30 upgrade What’s up with G series? Others (21:20) Sony XZ series Huawei Matebook Smartwatches Moto G series phones
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have been launched in India, alongside the Mi TV 4. Members of our reviews team Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about these new products. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (0:32) Hardware Camera performance Pricing Different Xiaomi phones in this price range How it stacks up against the competition Infinix Hot S3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (5:38) The new Qualcomm chip Performance overview Its competition Choice of ports Xiaomi’s comparisons during the launch event (11:07) Xiaomi Mi TV 4 (18:56) Pricing Why 4K HDR is a big deal PatchWall software
Samsung Galaxy S9 is all set to be launched at MWC 2018 in February. Android enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about our expectations from the smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S9 leaked Rumour roundup Design (1:00) Specifications (6:05) Camera (10:42) Pricing (14:55) Competition (22:40)
The Nokia 3310 4G has just been announced in China and with a global launch announcement expected at Mobile World Congress 2018 in the last week of February, feature phone enthusiast and Gadgets 360’s Hindi editor Sandeep Kumar Sinha joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this phone and why it’s a big deal in India. Nokia 3310 4G (1:33) Specifications and why this phone matters How HMD Global has been viewing India Smart 4G phones in India Comparison with Jio Phone (8:21) The biggest weakness of 3310 and Jio Phone Nokia’s sales numbers Tech aapki zubaan mein Jio’s data offer Wi-Fi hotspot on Nokia 3310 4G The pricing and expected launch date (16:48) Competition from Xiaomi Redmi 5A and 10.or D Is Nokia relying only on nostalgia?
We discuss Reliance Jio’s leaked Republic Day offer, which offers up to 50 percent more data per day for prepaid customers. Gadgets 360’s telecom expert Ravi Sharma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about how long these discounts are going to keep flowing and whether it makes sense to be on postpaid anymore. Reliance Jio’s rumoured Republic Day Offer (0:30) What the offer features Prepaid packs targeted Reliance Jio’s price changes in 2017 What to expect for postpaid Competition from Vodafone and Airtel (6:00) Airtel’s competing packs How much the price of voice and data has decreased since 2016 Other players in the market Can we expect prices to fall further? The caveats of Jio’s constant discounts (10:30) Will you have to cancel your plan? The downside of being on prepaid What about postpaid customers? When will telecom companies raise prices? (13:20) Average revenues per user How long we expect discounts to last How telcos could try and raise their revenue per user Network quality and congestion
On this episode, we talk about the Honor 9 Lite — an aggressively priced budget smartphone made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Android experts Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about the phone and whether it can take on the competition in this segment. Build quality (0:47) The different variants and their pricing (1:40) All-screen design (4:43) Quality of the display (6:44) Other devices in the Honor brand (8:03) Huawei’s aggressive pricing (10:21) Emotion UI and Android (12:55) Performance (16:59)
What Indian Companies Are Doing at CES 2018 Gadgets 360 attended the 2018 edition of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA. On this episode, deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and host Pranay Parab recap all the major announcements from the expo. Disclosure: Intel and Dell respectively sponsored Roydon and Pranay’s tickets and hotel for the event. Intel’s announcements (1:25) Dell’s launches (8:10) Alexa versus Google (11:49) All the big Indian announcements at CES 2018 (16:38) Nvidia GeForce Now (26:00)
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On this episode of Orbital, reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to look at potential smartphone trends of 2018. Bezel-free design (0:25) Are phones really bezel-free? Will we see a truly bezel free phone in 2018? The compromises phones make for this design choice Biometrics (2:23) Security versus convenience Face ID In-screen fingerprint scanner AI (5:50) Uses of AI in phones What we will see in the future Battery life (10:40) Smartphones didn’t get thinner Battery technology Will battery life improve in 2018? Android Oreo adoption (14:45) Google needs to fix OS adoption How it can begin this Why this is a big issue for Android users Flagship chipsets (17:24) What to expect from Qualcomm and competitors Digital payments (18:38) UPI v2 Why cash is king in India Will this change in 2018?