articles by Nimish Sawant

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Realme 7 review: For mobile gaming enthusiasts on a budget

The Realme 7 looks good and offers a good value proposition for gamers on a budget. However, it falls short of being a complete package.

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Oppo F17 Pro Review: Stunning to look at, but with too many compromises

Oppo F17 Pro looks stunning and is average in most other parameters. This is just not enough when you have OnePlus Nord enticing buyers for Rs 2000 more.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Review: A minor update to the Note formula, which still rocks

The Galaxy S20 Ultra certainly has stolen some thunder from the new Note flagship.

India

Pankaj Sekhsaria’s Nanoscale shines a light on how society influences research at India’s premier science institutes

Pankaj Sekhsaria takes us inside laboratories in India to show how the research inside these labs can’t be disconnected from the societal realities India lives with

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: The phone you want, but don’t really need

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a gorgeous display, a variety of camera options, storage expansion and more at Rs 97,999.

Arts & Culture

To highlight Indian migrant labour crisis during COVID-19, two artists walk 360 km in Europe

One of the principal objectives of the project was to create an awareness in Europe and beyond on the current struggles faced by migrant labourers displaced after COVID-19 lockdowns in India, who have been walking inhuman distances to get to their villages

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Realme X3 SuperZoom Review: For lovers of zoom; others look elsewhere

The major strength of Realme X3 is the 5x periscope zoom camera and the dual front-facing cameras, which let you shoot portrait-mode videos.

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OnePlus 8 Pro Review: A great flagship smartphone that ticks most boxes

If you are spending over Rs 50k on a smartphone this year, the OnePlus 8 Pro makes a strong case for itself, despite the competition.

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Mi 10 5G review: The stage is set for a Xiaomi vs OnePlus face off in the value flagship segment

Having used the Mi 10 as my daily driver, I can safely say that Xiaomi has announced its entry into the value flagship segment with great poise.

Lifestyle

A summer without big tech conferences is an opportunity to reassess our relationship with technology

For a tech journalist, the summer months from April to June mean one thing. But earlier this year, when Mobile World Congress was cancelled, it was an indicator of things to come.

News & Analysis

Apple-Google contract tracing API promises privacy protection, yet many govts want their own apps

Apple and Google have said that they will not allow use of GPS data along with the contact tracing systems.

News & Analysis

Meet Now, Jitsi, Houseparty and more: Group video chatting alternatives to Zoom for work and play

Skype has released Meet Now, a video conferencing tool that does not require you to download anything or remember any login details.

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Quibi app review: High quality video content optimised just for small screen is an intriguing concept, and it works

Quibi offers a 90-day free trial period and you will be charged Rs 669 per month after the trial period expires.

Life

Steven Levy's Facebook delivers on expectations as it dives into the inside story of the tech giant and the people behind it

Sixteen years can seem like an eternity in the tech world, yet Facebook has managed to remain relevant despite all the zillion privacy scandals. All this, while ensuring it continues to remain a profit-generating machine. Veteran technology journalist and Wired’s editor-at-large Steven Levy explores just this journey in Facebook: The Inside Story.

News & Analysis

AI can’t just be a science experiment, it has to deliver business impact: PV Kannan, CEO, [24]7.ai

The CEO of [24]7.ai believes that to deliver a business impact of AI the best way is to apply it to customer service and support.

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iQOO 3 Review: Snapdragon 865-powered gaming beast that needs a better camera

Despite the flagship specs, however, the iQOO 3 does miss out on some essential flagship features like wireless charging and water and dust resistance.

News & Analysis

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite review: Only for those wanting S Pen on a budget, others look elsewhere

If you are not sure about S Pen, just go for the Galaxy S10 Lite — it’s the next best offering from Samsung.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: The best response to the OnePlus hegemony

The S10 Lite offers a great battery, wonderful display, great camera, usable user interface, and ticks off pretty much every boxes you’d look for.

News & Analysis

Poco X2 review: The Redmi-Realme duopoly now has some serious competition

The Poco X2 starts at Rs 15,999 for the 6+64 GB variant, and goes all the way to Rs 19,999 for the 8+256 GB option.