Tag: Impressions

Poco M3 Pro 5G First Impressions: Competitive, but Is It Disruptive?

The Poco M3 Pro 5G is a more powerful version of the Poco M3 (Review), and offers better features and performance at a slightly higher price. It boasts of a new design, a big battery, and a high-refresh-rate display. This is now Poco’s most affordable 5G smartphone, and it goes head-on against the Realme 8 5G. I’ve just got my hands on this phone, and while there’s a lot of testing to be done, here are my initial impressions of it.

Poco offers two variants of the M3 Pro 5G in India, in three colours. I have the top-end 6GB

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iQoo Z3 First Impressions: A Toned-Down iQoo 3?

Vivo sub-brand iQoo has been launching 5G-enabled smartphones since it entered the smartphone market in India in February 2020. iQoo has launched four smartphones so far, and all of them support 5G even though operators have yet to roll out their networks in India. That makes 5G branding for these smartphones more about future-proofing and less about immediate value. With that in mind, the iQoo Z3 does not bank on 5G as its only highlight, but has plenty more to offer.


Key among its selling points is the new processor it uses. Unlike the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor used for

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Realme X7 Max First Impressions: The Race to Stay Relevant

The new Realme X7 Max will take on recently launched and upcoming models from OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Vivo, amongst others. Less than six months after the launch of the Realme X7 and X7 Pro, this new model raises the stakes in terms of processor power and features in order to stay relevant in the sensitive sub-Rs. 30,000 segment. The Realme X7 Max is priced starting at Rs. 26,999 which is considerably lower than the Rs. 29,999 that the X7 Pro launched at, despite having a higher-end processor.

The biggest update is the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, which is said to

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Redmi Note 10S First Impressions: An Improved Redmi Note 10?

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10 series has been quite popular in India, and the three different models that were launched initially in March this year cater to three different price points. Xiaomi has now launched a slightly upgraded version of its entry-level smartphone, the Redmi Note 10. Called the Redmi Note 10S, this new model sports a different processor, more RAM, and a higher resolution primary camera sensor. The Redmi Note 10S is available at slightly higher prices, but are these upgrades worth the premium? I got to spend some time with the Redmi Note 10S and here are my first

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Mi 11X Pro First Impressions: New Flagship Killer?

Xiaomi made headlines with its Mi 11 series launch, bringing in three premium smartphones at vastly different price points. The Mi 11 Ultra is a top-of-the-line flagship that boasts of impressive hardware and a powerful camera setup. On the other end is the Mi 11X, which is priced starting at Rs. 29,990 and makes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 accessible to a wider audience. The Mi 11X Pro sits between these two models. It has more powerful hardware and a higher resolution primary camera than the Mi 11X, and its Rs. 39,990 starting price puts it right up against the OnePlus

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G First Impressions: 5G for Everyone?

The Galaxy M42 5G is the latest addition to the Galaxy M series and the first to sport 5G connectivity. It is also currently the most affordable Samsung smartphone with 5G connectivity in India. Launched at a starting price of Rs. 21,999, the Galaxy M42 5G aims to bring 5G to the mass market, but Samsung isn’t the only manufacturer in this race. With multiple budget 5G smartphones now in the market, does the Galaxy M42 5G have the upper hand? I got to spend some time with this smartphone and here are my first impressions.


Galaxy M42 5G price

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