Expanding its smartphone portfolio, Yu Televentures, a subsidiary of Micromax, introduced its new smartphone in India – the Yunicorn. Rahul Sharma, founder, Yu Televentures, describes the Yunicorn as the most beautiful smartphone the company has ever produced, but is it so?
US-based Nextbit has finally introduced its cloud-smartphone Robin in India. Priced at Rs 19,999, the phone has been designed by Scott Croyle, who was SVP of design and user experience at HTC. The interesting bit about the Robin smartphone is that it looks quite different from other phones available out there and has a working model that makes it stand out. But does it still make to our recommendation list? Let’s find out.
After teasing us for a while, Motorola finally unveiled the new Moto G4 phones at an event on Tuesday in New Delhi. As the name suggests, the Moto G4 is the fourth-generation Moto G, which comes in two editions – the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. While the former has been announced, it won’t be available in India until next month. The G4 Plus, however, will be available in India starting May 18. We got our hands-on the G4 Plus and here’s how the phone got along with us in the time spent with it.
The new phones bear the same names as their predecessors, but they come with improved specs that go into making them next-gen phones
Almost after a year, Samsung has introduced successors to its mid-range phones – the Galaxy J5 and the J7 – in India. The new phones bear the same names as their predecessors, but they come with improved specs that go into making them next-gen phones.
We got a chance to get our hands on the new phones under the Galaxy J series, which the company says is its largest selling smartphone series, and here are our first impressions of the new handsets.
From the appearances alone, the Galaxy J5 (2016) and the J7 (2016) look identical except for a noticeable difference in their sizes. The Galaxy J5 measures 5.2 inches – up from the 5-inch display on the last-generation J5. The J7, on the other hand, is slightly larger than the J5 and continues with the same display size of 5.5-inches as last year’s. Both the phones feature a Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 720 x1280 pixels, which have a good colour reproduction. Also the colours didn’t ever appear over-saturated during the time we spent with it.
Talking about their design, the J5 and J7 have a good build and offer decent looks. The metal phone that runs along the phones gives them a premium touch, but the back panels are made of plastic and feature a brushed metal finish.
The burgeoning phone market has been catering to a multitude of needs and user segments. But there have been one very significant portion of phone users who have been largely neglected in this high-tech race – the seniors.
Pros: Some unique software tricks, Users get to suggest features
Cons: Slabby design with poor hand feel, Iffy performance with lag and heating, Disappointing camera performance, Expensive, given its disappointments, No fingerprint sensor