Author Archives: Rajesh Pandey

About Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 21-year old freelance writer from Kolkata, India. He loves to tinker around with his Android devices and flash custom ROMs on them.

Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: What’s the Difference?

Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: What’s the Difference?

Xiaomi today unveiled the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. Up until last year, there was no ‘Pro’ variant in the Redmi Note series but Xiaomi has changed things around this year to cater to different needs of customers. So, what are the differences between the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Unveiled: 5.99-inch Display, 4000mAh Battery, Improved Rear Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Unveiled: 5.99-inch Display, 4000mAh Battery, Improved Rear Camera

Xiaomi today unveiled the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. Unlike previous years, this was a global launch from Xiaomi meaning the handsets are being first unveiled in India before anywhere else. The Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4 helped Xiaomi build and cement its position in the budget mid-range smartphone segment in India.

Samsung Galaxy S9’s 3D Emoji to Take on iPhone X’s Animoji Feature

Samsung Galaxy S9’s 3D Emoji to Take on iPhone X’s Animoji Feature

Samsung might not be copying the iPhone X’s notch display design for the iPhone X, but it is copying another feature from the handset: Animoji. A new leak points to the Galaxy S9 coming with “3D Emoji” which is the company’s own take on Animoji. Similar to Apple’s implementation, one could create various animated characters based on their facial expression.

Google Doubled Pixel Sales in 2017 to Nearly 4 Million Units

Google Doubled Pixel Sales in 2017 to Nearly 4 Million Units

If numbers from IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo are anything to go by, Google managed to ship 3.9 million Pixel smartphones in 2017 — double of what they did in 2016. While impressive, one must remember that the original Pixel and Pixel XL went on sale only in late 2016 so they did very well in just 3-4 months despite a limited marketing push from Google.

2018 LG V30 Launching at MWC With New AI Features

2018 LG V30 Launching at MWC With New AI Features

LG today announced that it will be unveiling a “suite of AI technologies” for its smartphones at MWC 2018 later this month. These new features will be a part of the company’s 2018 V30 smartphone and focus on camera and voice recognition.

Verizon Will No Longer Sell Unlocked Smartphones To Combat Theft

Verizon Will No Longer Sell Unlocked Smartphones To Combat Theft

Verizon has announced that it will start locking the phones it sells so as to deter thieves from stealing them. However, this will also prevent users from using a SIM card of a different carrier on their device.

Google Maps Still Works Properly on Decade Old Platforms and Smartphones

Google Maps Still Works Properly on Decade Old Platforms and Smartphones

Google Maps has become an indispensable part of almost every smartphone users’ life. Google has been continuously updating Maps with more features and data to keep it up to date. Despite all these improvements though, Google has also ensured that even Maps works on even older OS platforms.

Android P To Gain Support for iPhone X-like Notch Displays, Feature Tighter Google Assistant Integration

Android P To Gain Support for iPhone X-like Notch Displays, Feature Tighter Google Assistant Integration

With Android Oreo out of the gate, Google is now working on Android P, the next major release of the OS. Bloomberg has provided details about some new features that Google is working on for Android P, which is internally dubbed as Pistachio Ice Cream.

How to Take Screenshot and Long Screenshot in MIUI 9 on Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, and Redmi 5A

How to Take Screenshot and Long Screenshot in MIUI 9 on Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, and Redmi 5A

Xiaomi has met with spectacular success with its Redmi Note 4, Redmi 5A, and Redmi 4 in India. Running MIUI 9, these handsets offer tons of features for their price. And given their popularity, they are bound to be the first smartphone of many customers in emerging markets like India and China.

VLC 3.0 Brings 8K Video Playback, HDR10, and Chromecast Support

VLC 3.0 Brings 8K Video Playback, HDR10, and Chromecast Support

Open source media player VideoLAN, popularly known as VLC, has received a massive update to version 3.0. The update comes three years after VLC 2.5 was released and brings the media player up to speed with the latest standards and codecs.