REVIEW: Oppo RealMe 1 beats Redmi Note 5 Pro as King of Mid-Range

China-based Xiaomi, India’s No.1 smartphone brand, has been forced to start an aggressive TV campaign after its biggest rival, BBK Electronics, introduced its own no-frills handset RealMe 1. With this, BBK Electronics — which owns brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus — has successfully used Xiaomi’s own strategy to challenge the No.1 smartphone brand. […]

Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 4X in India this Friday?

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi indicated that it is going to launch the Redmi Note 4X, the slightly modified version of the ‘non-X’ model, in India on Friday. It released a teaser video indicating the launch (see below). The model was launched in China in February, and was priced largely at the same level as the […]

Samsung Galaxy J2 beats Redmi Note 3 & 4 as most popular smartphone in India

Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartphone in India[/caption]The humble Samsung Galaxy J2, launched two years ago, is the most widely used smartphone in India, beating hot-selling models like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & 4 CyberMedia Research said. “Samsung Galaxy J2 emerged as the No 1 Smartphone in India by Installed base in less […]

Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year. The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, there could be no Indian brand in […]

Redmi 4: Has Xiaomi forgotten the value-for-money proposition?

[polldaddy poll=9748071] Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 4 — its ‘entry level’ model with a 5-inch display, but a deeper look at the phone’s pricing reveals that the company may be moving away from its initial positioning as a value for money brand. At first glance, the device appears to be a true-blue entry-level Redmi phone — 2GB […]

Micromax Evok Note is no competitor for Redmi Note 4

Micromax has unveiled an online-only, affordably priced mid-range phone in the form of Evok Note, and comparisons are already been drawn between the 5.5-inch phone and the highest-selling phone of 2017 – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. While the two phones do indeed have similar specifications — such as a 4 Ah battery, a quad-core processor, […]

LENOVO K7 NOTE, with Snapdragon 625, to take on Redmi Note 4 in India

Two months after the launch of its latest mid-range phone, the Lenovo K6 Note, the Chinese smartphone brand is ready to unveil its next mid range model and the competitor to the successful Redmi Note 4 “Something more noteworthy is coming soon,” the Chinese company said, unveiling a picture (see above) of a previously unseen […]

Rs 12,999 gets you Redmi Note 4 with 14 nm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, better camera

Redmi Note 4 has scored a small coup in the mid-range smartphone market in India by introducing the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 14 nm technology. “This is the debut of the Snapdragon 625-enabled Note 4.. It’s coming first to India, and is not available even in China,” said the company. This gives the phone a […]

Lenovo issues VoLTE update for K5, Plus and Note with Reliance Jio support

Three months after Reliance Jio started giving out free connections, Lenovo — the biggest online smartphone brand in India — has started pushing out VoLTE update to those who bought its last generation phones – the K5, and its Note and Plus variants. Out of these, at least some Note users have already got the […]

Lenovo to launch K6 Power in India: But Do We Care?

Lenovo, the Chinese smartphone giant that heralded the smartphone revolution in India with its ultra-affordable models like A6000, is all set to release the latest of its K series models — the K6 Power sometime early next week. Does the phone promise anything interesting? Should you hold off on your planned purchase till you get […]