articles by Sheldon Pinto

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power review: Everything you want with a bit of what you don’t

Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 Power is a spec monster for a budget smartphone, but more does not necessarily translate into better.

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Oppo ColorOS 11 review: Small on features, big on customisation

Oppo’s ColorOS 11 may skimp on features and go big on customisation, but it falls short on delivering Android 11.

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Motorola Moto G 5G review: A great 5G-ready smartphone, but the camera needs work

Motorola took great pride in offering a Rs 20k smartphone with 5G, but with the networks still some time away from reaching India, there are better options available.

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Vivo V20 Pro review: Hitting the right notes

With the right hardware and well-optimised software, the stylish design is the icing on the cake.

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Nokia 2.4 review: Android One on a budget

The Nokia 2.4 is a well-designed smartphone, but faces some stiff competition.

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro review: A whole lot of ‘Pro’ at a low price

Xiaomi’s low-cost flagship contender is not perfect, but it’s damn good value for your hard-earned money.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: A feature-packed flagship choice, but only for true fans

Samsung’s first-ever attempt at a ‘value’ premium smartphone seems like a decent one, but it definitely isn’t its best foot forward.

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Google Nest Audio review: A great-sounding smart speaker at the right price

Google’s Nest Audio will not replace your audiophile-grade speakers, but is the Google Home upgrade we have been waiting for.

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Google Pixel 4a review: Killer camera, the best software, but not for everyone

Google’s Pixel 4a is a far cry from the premium Pixel 2 or 3 series, but it will get the job done for some.

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Poco X3 review: A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers

Poco has done its homework, and we now have a gaming smartphone that’s good at other things, and also offers excellent value for money.

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Realme Narzo 20 Pro review: A decent budget gaming smartphone that needs some spit and polish

A decent gaming smartphone by itself, but falls short when compared to the competition, and its own siblings.

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Samsung Galaxy M31s review: Two steps ahead, one step behind

Galaxy M31s was supposed to resolve the problems of its predecessor, but it still loses out on performance by sticking to the same old chipset.

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Oppo Reno 2 first impressions: A premium-looking mid-ranger with a capable quad-camera

I sure came out impressed with the Oppo Reno 2 both in terms of performance and it's camera capabilities.

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LG G7 Plus ThinQ review: A feature-packed alternative to the OnePlus 6

Convincing someone to buy an LG smartphone over a OnePlus is the toughest part.

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Build 2018: Artificial intelligence, cloud and a dash of AR and VR from Microsoft at this year’s conference

Just like last year, expect lengthy demos on AI this year as well, with the severe lack of consumer products, just like a developer event should be.

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Mi Pay in India? Xiaomi India head Manu Jain believes its user base is not ready for it yet

Xiaomi's strategy when it comes to selling products is to get users hooked on to its hardware and offer users internet services to pick from.

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Nokia 7 Plus first impressions: Good construction, design and hardware makes this smartphone the poster boy for the ‘new Nokia’

Going by the decisions made by Nokia’s design and engineering teams, it’s evident that the Nokia 7 Plus is not out to ape any other manufacturer.

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Apple iPhone X: Looking for a reason to pre-order the tenth anniversary iPhone? Here are 10

Not sure about spending close to a lakh on Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone X? We’ll give you ten reasons why you should!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 first impressions: A practical tablet with a worrying price tag

The design of the 2017 Samsung Galaxy Tab A is not much of a sea change when compared to the current crop of tablets it currently has on offer.