Amazfit Cor Review

Across price bands, there’s no dearth of fitness bands in the market. From basic trackers with no displays and simple step tracking to devices that can follow your runs using GPS and present dozens of metrics to assist your fitness goals. Amazfit recently introduced a number of their products in the Indian market. We reviewed the Amazfit Bip a while back. The latest entrant in the series is the Amazfit Cor, here’s our review.

Design

The Amazfit Cor takes the essentials of a fitness focussed wearable and manages to turn it into a premium looking product, a task that many others have failed at. The simplistic looking band is essentially a central module made of marine grade stainless steel with detachable bands on either side.

The core module is slightly curved at the top for aesthetic purposes but maintains a flat profile along the lower half to ensure good contact for the heart rate sensor. The combination of matte grey edges with deep black bezels makes the band look subdued and elegant.

Unlike the Mi Band or Fitbit Charge, the Amazfit Cor adds in a 1.23 inch color IPS LCD display which is a huge step up as far as usability is concerned. There’s Gorilla …

Across price bands, there's no dearth of fitness bands in the market. From basic trackers with no displays and simple step tracking to devices that can follow your runs using GPS and present dozens of metrics to assist your fitness goals. Amazfit recently introduced a number of their products in the Indian market. We reviewed the Amazfit Bip a while back. The latest entrant in the series is the Amazfit Cor, here's our review. Design The Amazfit Cor takes the essentials of a fitness focussed wearable and manages to turn it into a premium looking product, a task that many others have failed at. The simplistic looking band is essentially a central module made of marine grade stainless steel with detachable bands on either side. The core module is slightly curved at the top for aesthetic purposes but maintains a flat profile along the lower half to ensure good contact for the heart rate sensor. The combination of matte grey edges with deep black bezels makes the band look subdued and elegant. Unlike the Mi Band or Fitbit Charge, the Amazfit Cor adds in a 1.23 inch color IPS LCD display which is a huge step up as far as usability is concerned. There's Gorilla ...

Vivo V11 Pro Review

From in-display fingerprint sensors to pop out cameras, Vivo has been on a roll this year. Where most brands have worked on bringing down prices or rolling out iterative updates, Vivo has genuinely pushed the game forward. With the Vivo V11 Pro, we’re seeing a mix of both. A gorgeous design ID paired with some very futuristic features at an attractive price. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to find out.

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Vivo V11 Pro specifications

6.41-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
6GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Dual SIM
Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
12MP Dual PD rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor, 1.28 μm aperture, secondary 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture
25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
In-display fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock
Dimensions: 157.9 x 75 x 7.9mm; Weight: 156g
Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS
3,400mAh battery with fast charging

Design

If there’s one brand that has really surprised …

From in-display fingerprint sensors to pop out cameras, Vivo has been on a roll this year. Where most brands have worked on bringing down prices or rolling out iterative updates, Vivo has genuinely pushed the game forward. With the Vivo V11 Pro, we're seeing a mix of both. A gorgeous design ID paired with some very futuristic features at an attractive price. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to find out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgiCnKcAmlM Vivo V11 Pro specifications 6.41-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Dual SIM Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) 12MP Dual PD rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor, 1.28 μm aperture, secondary 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture In-display fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock Dimensions: 157.9 x 75 x 7.9mm; Weight: 156g Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS 3,400mAh battery with fast charging Design If there's one brand that has really surprised ...

Sony Bravia A8F 55-inch OLED TV Review

Last October, we reviewed Sony’s Bravia A1 OLED television and found it to be one of the most gorgeous panels we’d taken a look at. Fast forward to summer 2018 and Sony has an all new model out. Or does it? Read on for our review of the Sony Bravia A8F 55-inch OLED TV. 

Design

2017 Bravia A1 KD-55A1 Pictured
The Bravia A1 KD-55A1 we reviewed last year was a statement piece. An extension of the monolithic design language, heads up all you could see was the display and nothing else. The A8F is a bit more practical in its design. This time around, a simple and basic stand is built under the television instead of the hinge like mechanism at the back of the A1.

The barely there metal stand helps keep the television straight but doesn’t add much if any height to the screen. You’ll notice that we had to place the television on top of an additional table to accommodate the sound bar. For all practical purposes, kept on a table, the A8F would continue be a gorgeous piece of glass and screen with little else to distract you. Wall mounting the screen is the best option.

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The Sony …

Last October, we reviewed Sony's Bravia A1 OLED television and found it to be one of the most gorgeous panels we'd taken a look at. Fast forward to summer 2018 and Sony has an all new model out. Or does it? Read on for our review of the Sony Bravia A8F 55-inch OLED TV.  Design 2017 Bravia A1 KD-55A1 Pictured The Bravia A1 KD-55A1 we reviewed last year was a statement piece. An extension of the monolithic design language, heads up all you could see was the display and nothing else. The A8F is a bit more practical in its design. This time around, a simple and basic stand is built under the television instead of the hinge like mechanism at the back of the A1. The barely there metal stand helps keep the television straight but doesn't add much if any height to the screen. You'll notice that we had to place the television on top of an additional table to accommodate the sound bar. For all practical purposes, kept on a table, the A8F would continue be a gorgeous piece of glass and screen with little else to distract you. Wall mounting the screen is the best option. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="263573,263572"] The Sony ...

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Review: Keeping up With the Times

Already out in China, Xiaomi has finally brought the latest generation of the very popular Redmi Pro series to India. Jumping onto the notch display bandwagon, the Redmi 6 Pro brings a fresh looking design to Xiaomi’s always aggressive price point.  Let’s take a closer look to see what else has changed with the hardware.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro specifications

5.84-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with 500 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 84% NTSC Color Gamut
2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 10
Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
12MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25um pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 5MP camera with Samsung S5K5E8 sensor, 1.12um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture
5MP front-facing camera
Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
3.5mm audio jack
Dimensions: 149.33×71.68×8.75mm; Weight: 178g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery

Design

The overall dimensions of the Redmi 6 Pro are just a smidgen smaller than the very popular Redmi 5. The notch design plays a role …

Already out in China, Xiaomi has finally brought the latest generation of the very popular Redmi Pro series to India. Jumping onto the notch display bandwagon, the Redmi 6 Pro brings a fresh looking design to Xiaomi's always aggressive price point.  Let's take a closer look to see what else has changed with the hardware. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro specifications 5.84-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with 500 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 84% NTSC Color Gamut 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 10 Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD) 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25um pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 5MP camera with Samsung S5K5E8 sensor, 1.12um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture 5MP front-facing camera Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor 3.5mm audio jack Dimensions: 149.33×71.68×8.75mm; Weight: 178g 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery Design The overall dimensions of the Redmi 6 Pro are just a smidgen smaller than the very popular Redmi 5. The notch design plays a role ...

POCO F1 Review: Deal of the Century

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you’ve probably heard of the POCO F1 by now. An all new sub brand by Xiaomi, the POCO is aimed at giving you all out performance and all the other features you expect from a high end phone, at a very affordable price. Yes, we’ve heard that before. Heck the entire ‘Flagship Killer’ category stemmed from providing high end internals at a relatively low cost price. Now, before we do a deep down on the phone, let me just put it out there. The POCO F1 is possibly the best deal in smartphones right now and yet, it is not exactly a flagship and/or a  OnePlus 6 killer. Confused? Let us explain.

POCO F1 specifications

6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 84% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB / 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory with up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, …

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, you've probably heard of the POCO F1 by now. An all new sub brand by Xiaomi, the POCO is aimed at giving you all out performance and all the other features you expect from a high end phone, at a very affordable price. Yes, we've heard that before. Heck the entire 'Flagship Killer' category stemmed from providing high end internals at a relatively low cost price. Now, before we do a deep down on the phone, let me just put it out there. The POCO F1 is possibly the best deal in smartphones right now and yet, it is not exactly a flagship and/or a  OnePlus 6 killer. Confused? Let us explain. POCO F1 specifications 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 84% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB / 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory with up to 256GB with microSD Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie) Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, ...

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"