Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A Definite Style Upgrade

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A Definite Style Upgrade

In our review of the Samsung Galaxy S6, we described how the Korean giant, once the undisputable king of the Android domain, had finally recognised that top-tier smartphones need to be more than just pieces of plastic with the latest tech stuffed inside. There isn’t much to be gained from only bumping up processor speeds and screen resolutions year-on-year; the overall experience of using a device has to be new and exciting

Review: Sony RX10 II

Review: Sony RX10 II

Introduction and features Sony first introduced its convention-defying RX10 bridge camera range back in 2013. Most bridge cameras offer monster-sized zoom ranges you might never use fully, which forces the makers to use tiny 1/2.3-inch sensors that compromise the image quality. But Sony went for quality not quantity, and stuck to a relatively modest 24-200mm zoom. It doesn’t have the telephoto reach of regular bridge

Forget the Internet of Things – the Internet of Data is where it’s really at

Forget the Internet of Things – the Internet of Data is where it’s really at

Introduction and business intelligence Everyone’s getting in a fuss about the Internet of Things, whether it’s excitement about smart appliances like Nest, Belkin WeMo, smart bulbs and smart TVs, self-quantification fitness trackers, or about new genres of connected gadgets like smartwatches, Google Glass and the spread of Bluetooth beacons in stores. Oh, and the smartphone… What all of these Internet of Things

Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5: First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5: First Impressions

Samsung, which has never had any shortage of models available in the market at any given time, has launched a new assault on the mid-range segment. The new Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 slot in alongside the new Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7, and many of the features of the two new lines overlap. We had a chance to spend some hands-on time with all four at the company’s launch event in Mumbai. The primary difference is that

iPhone 6S release date, news and features

iPhone 6S release date, news and features

iPhone 6S release date, concept and design Update: Our ongoing iPhone 6S review puts Apple’s new phone to the early test. Read that and about all its features below. iPhone 6S is how Apple intends to spell success this year, even though the phone’s design doesn’t look all that different and it isn’t really called the iPhone 7 after all. With the new iPhone, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, as a teacher

Panasonic Eluga U: The Subdued Flagship

Panasonic Eluga U: The Subdued Flagship

Panasonic introduced the Eluga series of smartphones in 2012 by launching the Eluga DL1 and the Eluga Power for European markets. Considering that India is now the global headquarters for Panasonic’s global smartphone business, it is no surprise that the company is trying to revive the Eluga brand here with its latest flagship – the Eluga U. Moreover, India is a great market for multiple smartphone companies

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

 While the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are relatively the same phone on the surface compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, in just about half an hour of hands-on time I actually discovered there’s quite a bit different that wasn’t even mentioned in the announcement, in addition to discovering the value of various aspects of what was discussed in the announcement. The first,

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5

I feel like this is a phone I’ve seen a thousand times before, another sculpting of the original Xperia Z from years ago. And yet, despite Sony once again refusing to try something different with its flagship range of smartphones, there’s something impressive about this handset. That’s not to say that things are rosy at Sony. The company has been pushing its brand in the smartphone space for years with limited success

Samsung Galaxy A8: Feels So Flagship

Samsung Galaxy A8: Feels So Flagship

Smartphone supremo Samsung has built something of an empire in India, and is currently the leading smartphone seller in the country. The company proudly states that its products are made in India, and all Samsung smartphones sold here are completely manufactured at its plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. With an extensive service network and huge marketing budgets, the Korean company is staying competitive with new, lower-priced

Motorola Moto E (Gen 2): Improves Upon its Predecessor in Many Ways

Motorola Moto E (Gen 2): Improves Upon its Predecessor in Many Ways

2014 was the year when we saw smartphone brands change market dynamics by introducing powerful phones with disruptive pricing and exclusive e-commerce deals. Even before Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei and OnePlus introduced their value-for-money devices, there was one company that started this trend – Motorola. With the introduction of the Moto E last year, we had a smartphone in the sub-Rs, 10,000 range

Plantronics BackBeat Sense: Worth Every Penny

Plantronics BackBeat Sense: Worth Every Penny

It’s a difficult task to find headphones that excel at everything they attempt to pull off, especially when they’re trying to do a heck of a lot. Plantronics’ recent efforts in portable audio hinted at achieving just that, pairing slick design with exceptional and reliable technology. The new BackBeat Sense get a little closer to actually hitting the mark with a lightweight build that offers a satisfying sound,

Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom

Introduction and Features Making a digital camera that shoots only in black and white might seem like a stroke of madness to most people, but German prestige camera brand Leica seems to think it is such a good idea it has introduced an updated version of its existing Monochrom rangefinder. The new model is called the M Monochrom (Type 246) and brings with it a collection of dramatic improvements over the first model.