Learning its lesson from the G5 last year, LG is hoping to make a strong comeback this year with the G6 — its flagship handset for the first half of 2017.
Kicking off MWC 2017, LG unveiled the G6, the first major flagship smartphone of 2017. The Korean company had a particularly terrible 2016 with the modular approach that it took with the G5 getting huge thumbs down from consumers.
CyanogenMod might be dead, but the team behind it is still alive and has moved on to work under LineageOS. The first official nightly builds of LineageOS started rolling out from the end of January for over 80+ devices.
Xiaomi absolutely dominated the mid-range segment in India with the Redmi Note 3 last year. Despite its price of less than Rs 15,000, the Redmi Note 3 managed to outperform more expensive handsets than it in benchmarks. Sure, the camera of the phone was poor and the design was not exactly attractive, but the Redmi Note 3 was the best all rounder you could find inside the Rs 20,000 range in India.
The Redmi Note 4 is unarguably among the best budget mid-range handsets available in India. The handset represents a huge step up from its predecessor, the Redmi Note 3, and easily beats its competition in many key areas.
The first batch of official LineageOS nightly builds are now finally available for download. If you have been a long time CyanogenMod user, now is the time for you to jump ship to LineageOS.
Huawei has been fine tuning its digital native (for which read teenagers and twenty somethings) smartphones for a couple of years now and, with the Honor 6X, has (almost) perfected the delicate balance between technology and value for money. The 6X has (almost, again) no weaknesses, at least in this relatively budget segment of the market. If you want a decent (if not top end) smartphone, don’t want to pay top dollar and don’t mind your Android experience to be slightly tweaked from Google’s Nexus and Pixel ambitions, then the Honor 6X is an easy recommendation.
After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year, Samsung has reportedly decided to take its own sweet time in launching the Galaxy S8 this year. And rightfully so. The company wants to ensure that in its hurry to release the Galaxy S8, it ends up shipping with the same problem as the Galaxy Note 7.
Launched towards the end of last year, the Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note are Lenovo’s latest budget wonders meant to take on Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 4 and budget offerings from other Chinese OEMs. If you happen to buy either the K6 Power or K6 Note, check out this post for some tips and tricks for the devices that will help you get the most out of them.
OnePlus 3T is an uncommon phone from an unconventional company. A mid-season replacement, it’s pretty much like the phone it replaces. The exterior is same as the OnePlus 3, except the color change. And internal bumps are pretty minor. But one thing is clear – at $440, this is still the best phone in around $400 price range. It’s got Pixel level specs and performance at half the price and that’s commendable. It is a good phone.