Here’s a Sneak Peak at the Upcoming Honor 9N

Honor hasn’t really hidden away the fact that there’s a new device on the horizon. To be called the Honor 9N, we got a chance to take a sneak peak at the phone. Here’s a quick gallery of the smartphone ahead of the launch on the 24th. 

You’ll observe that the Honor 9N packs a notch. This is fast becoming a standard feature even in mid-range phones. We’re told that there is a software option to disable the notch so if you’re not a fan, Honor has a solution for you. Bezels all around are pretty small for a mid-range device. At the top within the notch is a single front facing camera and earpiece.

In addition to the standard black and blue colours, Honor will also introduce two really interesting new shades with the 9N. A play on teal and lavender, the two colours looks really nice and distinctive.

A fingerprint sensor lies in the centre with the dual camera module placed at the top left. The teal finish almost looks painted on with a layer of gloss on top. There’s no doubt that this phone will be turning heads whenever you take it out of your pocket.

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On the …

Honor hasn't really hidden away the fact that there's a new device on the horizon. To be called the Honor 9N, we got a chance to take a sneak peak at the phone. Here's a quick gallery of the smartphone ahead of the launch on the 24th.  You'll observe that the Honor 9N packs a notch. This is fast becoming a standard feature even in mid-range phones. We're told that there is a software option to disable the notch so if you're not a fan, Honor has a solution for you. Bezels all around are pretty small for a mid-range device. At the top within the notch is a single front facing camera and earpiece. In addition to the standard black and blue colours, Honor will also introduce two really interesting new shades with the 9N. A play on teal and lavender, the two colours looks really nice and distinctive. A fingerprint sensor lies in the centre with the dual camera module placed at the top left. The teal finish almost looks painted on with a layer of gloss on top. There's no doubt that this phone will be turning heads whenever you take it out of your pocket. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="258841,258840"] On the ...

Infinix Hot 6 Pro Review

 

Over the last year, Infinix has managed to carve out a niche for itself. With well balanced devices that offer large displays and good battery life, they’ve managed to stand out against the competition. The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is yet another smartphone that brings some key features like a large display and big battery at an affordable price point. Neither of these are new features in a very crowded market so let’s take a closer look at how the phone performs.

Infinix Hot 6 Pro (X608) specifications

5.99-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio
1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU
3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo) with XOS 3.2
Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
13MP rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 2MP camera
5MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 160.43 x 76.21 x 8.6mm; Weight: 158g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
4000mAh battery

Design

The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is a premium looking device with a design that emphasises the large screen front. The 5.99 inch 18:9 display is one of the largest you …

  Over the last year, Infinix has managed to carve out a niche for itself. With well balanced devices that offer large displays and good battery life, they've managed to stand out against the competition. The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is yet another smartphone that brings some key features like a large display and big battery at an affordable price point. Neither of these are new features in a very crowded market so let's take a closer look at how the phone performs. Infinix Hot 6 Pro (X608) specifications 5.99-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD Android 8.0 (Oreo) with XOS 3.2 Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD) 13MP rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 2MP camera 5MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.0 aperture Fingerprint sensor Dimensions: 160.43 x 76.21 x 8.6mm; Weight: 158g 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS 4000mAh battery Design The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is a premium looking device with a design that emphasises the large screen front. The 5.99 inch 18:9 display is one of the largest you ...

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Review

The affordable flagship segment has essentially been dominated by OnePlus over the last few years. Despite strong attempts by Xiaomi and Honor, there hasn’t been a breakthrough success that could really put a dent in OnePlus’ march. With the Zenfone 5Z though, ASUS has a formidable competitor that gets almost everything right on paper and is priced exceptionally well. Does real world use live up to the promises though? Let’s find out. 

ASUS Zenfone 5Z (Z5620KL) specifications

6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0, upgradable to Android P
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) with Dual VoLTE
12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 0.03s Tri Tech auto-focus,Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS, EIS, Pro mode with RAW support, secondary 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens

The affordable flagship segment has essentially been dominated by OnePlus over the last few years. Despite strong attempts by Xiaomi and Honor, there hasn't been a breakthrough success that could really put a dent in OnePlus' march. With the Zenfone 5Z though, ASUS has a formidable competitor that gets almost everything right on paper and is priced exceptionally well. Does real world use live up to the promises though? Let's find out.  ASUS Zenfone 5Z (Z5620KL) specifications 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0, upgradable to Android P Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) with Dual VoLTE 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 0.03s Tri Tech auto-focus,Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS, EIS, Pro mode with RAW support, secondary 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens ...

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Unboxing and First Impressions

Its been a couple of months since we last saw the ASUS Zenfone 5Z. Announced at MWC, the device was quite a jump up. Sure, ASUS usually does have an array of refreshed options available under its Zenfone series every year but this was a massive leap forward aimed at taking the OnePlus 6, head on. The ASUS Zenfone 5Z doesn’t just pack the internals of a flagship, it sure looks and feels like one too. Fast forward to July and we’ve finally had a chance to spend a bit of time with the phone. Hang tight as we run you through our first impressions of the ASUS Zenfone 5Z.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeGfcXLv594&t=27s

Box Contents

ASUS Zenfone 5Z smartphone Midnight Blue with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage
In-ear headset
2-pin fast charger
USB Type-C Cable
SIM Ejector tool
Clear Protective Case
User manual and warranty information

ASUS Zenfone 5Z (Z5620KL) specifications

6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB  storage, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB  …

Its been a couple of months since we last saw the ASUS Zenfone 5Z. Announced at MWC, the device was quite a jump up. Sure, ASUS usually does have an array of refreshed options available under its Zenfone series every year but this was a massive leap forward aimed at taking the OnePlus 6, head on. The ASUS Zenfone 5Z doesn't just pack the internals of a flagship, it sure looks and feels like one too. Fast forward to July and we've finally had a chance to spend a bit of time with the phone. Hang tight as we run you through our first impressions of the ASUS Zenfone 5Z. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeGfcXLv594&t=27s Box Contents ASUS Zenfone 5Z smartphone Midnight Blue with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage In-ear headset 2-pin fast charger USB Type-C Cable SIM Ejector tool Clear Protective Case User manual and warranty information ASUS Zenfone 5Z (Z5620KL) specifications 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB  storage, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB  ...

Smartron t.band Review

Bangalore based Smartron calls itself India’s first global OEM and IoT brand. True to their name, the company has dabbled in a range of products including the t-book and the t.phone. The products might not have been smash hits in the market but the…

Bangalore based Smartron calls itself India's first global OEM and IoT brand. True to their name, the company has dabbled in a range of products including the t-book and the t.phone. The products might not have been smash hits in the market but they've certainly proven that Smartron has some good ideas and the capability to deliver on those. The Smartron t.band is the company's entry into the wearable space and here too, the promise goes beyond what the competition offers. The Smartron t.band claims to track not just the standard measurements like steps, exercise, heart rate and sleep but also your blood pressure. Does it deliver? Let's find out in our review. Design Amongst budget fitness trackers, there's not a lot of design differentiation. Within the constraints of having a small screen, the need to fit all relevant sensors while keeping the entire device compact, understandably there's not too much that can be done. The Smartron t.band does try to take a somewhat unique approach towards design but unfortunately falls flat. Like any other fitness band, the core of the design is a central rectangular module. This is encased within a stainless steel shell with a shiny sheen to it. The 0.96 ...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

Lenovo’s ThinkPad series of laptops are iconic machines. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that in the business world, they occupy the same position as Apple products do for media professionals. Head to any office and you are bound to spot a number of ThinkPads. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon sits at the top of the ladder then with its svelte build, classic keyboard and a brilliant display. Follow along for our review of what could be the ultimate business laptop.

Design

With a design as iconic and loved as the ThinkPad’s, there is little room for changes. Over the years though, Lenovo has tweaked the design to make sure it remains the same aesthetics while being lighter, slimmer and more capable than ever before.

Like most ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon too is finished in all black. There’s little in terms of extraneous design flourishes, not that the machine needs it. The corner of the lid has the famous ThinkPad logo stamped into the machine with a bright red dot on top of course. The red dot, of course, pays homage to the TrackPoint placed in the middle of the keyboard.

The chassis is made of carbon fiber that goes a long way in making the …

Lenovo's ThinkPad series of laptops are iconic machines. It wouldn't be wrong to say that in the business world, they occupy the same position as Apple products do for media professionals. Head to any office and you are bound to spot a number of ThinkPads. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon sits at the top of the ladder then with its svelte build, classic keyboard and a brilliant display. Follow along for our review of what could be the ultimate business laptop. Design With a design as iconic and loved as the ThinkPad's, there is little room for changes. Over the years though, Lenovo has tweaked the design to make sure it remains the same aesthetics while being lighter, slimmer and more capable than ever before. Like most ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon too is finished in all black. There's little in terms of extraneous design flourishes, not that the machine needs it. The corner of the lid has the famous ThinkPad logo stamped into the machine with a bright red dot on top of course. The red dot, of course, pays homage to the TrackPoint placed in the middle of the keyboard. The chassis is made of carbon fiber that goes a long way in making the ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Hands On

Its just been a few days since Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 internationally and it has already made its way here to India. At a press event in Delhi, the company introduced its new flagship level handset. Hands On Video Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) (518ppi) Super AMOLED curved dual … Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Hands On”

Its just been a few days since Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 internationally and it has already made its way here to India. At a press event in Delhi, the company introduced its new flagship level handset. Hands On Video Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) (518ppi) Super AMOLED curved dual … Continue reading "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Hands On"