Top reviews this week: BlackBerry Q10, Ouya, Canon EOS 700D and more!

A couple of smartphones, a few high-end cameras, a new console and a cool new app all came our way this week at the Tech2 labs...

A couple of smartphones, a few high-end cameras and an exciting new console all arrived at the tech2 labs this week. Here's a pick of the reviews.

XOLO Q1000 (6.5/10)
Xolo smartphones have always stood out from the rest of the low-cost smartphone brigade thanks to a solid feel in the hand. The Xolo Q1000 has premium looks, a powerful quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 5-inch IPS panel with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. On paper, this phone does seem to pack a punch, but the Rs 14,990 price tag may be more than what buyers may want to shell out, especially seeing what the competition is offering.

 Top reviews this week: BlackBerry Q10, Ouya, Canon EOS 700D and more!

Ouya is one of the coolest Kickstarter projects we've seen so far...


Ouya (5/10)
One of the coolest Kickstarter projects we’ve seen so far, the Ouya is definitely a slick-looking piece of technology. With a Tegra 3 processor with four cores clocked at 1.7GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, it should be able to keep up with most of the graphically-intense titles on Android, like Dead Trigger and Shadowgun. But the missing gaming titles and the absence of Google Play Store support may become a problem in the long run.

Canon EOS 700D (7/10)
Right at the top of Canon’s consumer range of DSLR cameras, the EOS 700D is an upgrade to the EOS 650D. With a sturdier build, redesigned mode dial, preview for creative filters and higher Live View refresh rate, Canon has also bundled in the new EF-S 18-55 IS STM lens. Weighing less than 750 g and sporting a price tag of Rs 59,995, the Canon 700D is definitely a worthy consideration for someone who wants to move a step higher than the EOS 1100D or EOS 550D.

Fully articulating LCD for convenient shooting

The Canon EOS 700D is a worthy successor to the EOS 650D...



BlackBerry Q10 Review (6.5/10)
The Q10 is a beautifully-crafted handset and there's no two ways about it. It feels really good to hold and the curved edges lend the body a  good grip. The physical QWERTY keyboard is almost edge-to-edge with decently large keys. With a microUSB and microHDMI port, three microphones, an 8MP camera and a removable back cover, the Q10 seems to pack all the right features. The Q10 is undoubtedly a worthy successor to the Bold 9900. Apart from coming with a faster processing speed, better screen, great battery life, the phone runs on the latest version of BB 10 . The price tag, which sets users back a whopping Rs 44,900, is a huge issue though.

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10 is a pretty cool smartphone, if you dont mind the hefty price tag..



Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR (7/10)
The FinePix HS50EXR is the Fujifilm’s latest offering in the super zoom segment. With a sturdy feel, the camera comes with 42x optical zoom which gives equivalent focal length ranges from a wide 24 mm to a whopping 1000 mm, making it practical both indoors and outdoors. The one problem that users may balk at is the Rs 32,999 price tag, which may be a tad much considering what you get and the kind of performance this camera offers. Still, the HS50EXR should have some takers in the market.

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