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A crisp weekly podcast where nerds from India discuss all things tech. Hosted by Pranay Parab, with guests from Gadgets 360's diverse panel of writers.
3 days ago
Will iPhone 12 mini Become the Affordable iPhone Indians Have Been Waiting For?
Reviews Editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the iPhone 12 mini. Introduction Apple's new iPhone 12 series Camera performance A14 Bionic SoC Which is the best "value" iPhone 12 series device?
20 Nov 2020
iPhone 12 Pro Series Is Amazing, but Why Is It So Expensive in India?
Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Introduction Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro series Camera performance A14 Bionic SoC Which is the best "value" iPhone 12 series device?
13 Nov 2020
Will Apple Silicon Usher in an Era of Affordable Macs in India?
Apple enthusiast Preshit Deorukhkar joins host Pranay Parab to talk about Apple Silicon powered Macs. Introduction Apple's new M1 chip macOS Big Sur The new Macs What to expect from Apple in the near future
6 Nov 2020
Which Is the Best TV Under Rs. 25,000?
Audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best TVs under Rs. 25,000. Introduction Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition Other TVs under Rs. 25,000 Should you buy budget smart TVs? What to remember before buying budget TVs
30 Oct 2020
Which Is the Best Budget Streaming Device in India?
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus 8T. Introduction Who needs a streaming stick? Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K What can Apple do to get into this space?
23 Oct 2020
Is OnePlus 8T the Best 'Value Flagship' of 2020?
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus 8T. Introduction OnePlus 8T price OnePlus 8T performance OnePlus 8T camera Should you buy OnePlus 8T or OnePlus 8 Pro?
16 Oct 2020
Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India?
Friend of the podcast Preshit Deorukhkar joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the iPhone 12 series and HomePod mini. Introduction HomePod mini iPhone 12 Series Should you buy iPhone 11 over the iPhone 12? What to expect from Apple in the rest of 2020
9 Oct 2020
iPhone 11, Galaxy S20+ Sale Offers Are Great, but Will There Be Enough Stock?
Deals expert Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best Flipkart, Amazon sale offers. Introduction Flipkart sale offers Amazon sale offers Will iPhone 11, S20+ deals be in stock? What else to buy from Flipkart, Amazon during sales
1 Oct 2020
OnePlus 8T Leaked Specs Look Great, but Where Is the Cheaper Nord?
Android expert Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about OnePlus 8T leaks. Introduction OnePlus 8T specs What we want from OnePlus 8T launch OnePlus Watch? Where is OnePlus 8T Pro?
25 Sept 2020
Why Xbox Series S, PS5 Digital Edition Could Fail in India
Gaming experts Rishi Alwani and Mikhail Madnani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the Xbox Series X, S, and the PS5 in India. Introduction Xbox Series S, X PS5 Is there a future for digital-only consoles in India? Games we've been playing this week
1 hr 8 mins
18 Sept 2020
Are Apple Watch SE, iPad 8th Gen the Perfect ‘Affordable’ Products for India?
Apple enthusiast Preshit Deorukhkar joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Apple Event. Introduction iOS 14 Apple Watch Series 6, SE iPad 8th Gen iPad Air
11 Sept 2020
The Real Cost of Shipping Budget Phones Without Bloatware or Ads
Android enthusiast Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Moto G9. Introduction Why there are no great phones under Rs. 8,000 Why budget phones don't get software updates Moto G9 software Can software be a differentiating factor?
4 Sept 2020
Is Android One Holding Nokia Back in India?
Android enthusiast Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Android One ecosystem and Nokia's role in it. Introduction The history of Android One The role of Nokia in it Nokia's Android One phones The hidden cost of sticking with Android One The future of Nokia in India
28 Aug 2020
Is This the Beginning of the End for the Galaxy Note Series?
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Introduction Note 20 Ultra vs Note 20 S Pen Samsung's dilemma Who should buy Note 20 Ultra? The future of the Note series
21 Aug 2020
We Recommend the Best True Wireless Earphones Under Rs. 10,000
Audio expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best true wireless earphones under Rs. 10,000. Introduction What to look for under Rs. 10,000 OnePlus Buds vs Vivo TWS Neo Creative Outlier Air Lypertek Tevi Notable mentions
14 Aug 2020
Should the Government Explain Why Chinese Apps Have Been Banned in India?
Tech lawyer Mishi Choudhary joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Chinese app ban in India and the way forward. Introduction Can the government ban Chinese apps? Why the government does not have to explain its app ban The anti-China sentiment and how it led to the app ban How the government can communicate the reason these apps were banned How tech policies can be made in India
7 Aug 2020
How to Find the Best Deals During Big Online Sales
Deals expert Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about online sales in 2020. Introduction Amazon Prime Day Best deals How to spot good deals How to stop impulse buying What to expect from Diwali sales
31 Jul 2020
Will Nord Be the iPhone SE of OnePlus?
Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus Nord. Introduction OnePlus Nord branding OnePlus Nord price OnePlus Nord competition OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 8 OnePlus Nord verdict
24 Jul 2020
Is Redmi Note 9 the Perfect Successor to the Redmi Note 8?
Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Redmi Note 9 Introduction Redmi Note series branding Redmi Note 9 review
17 Jul 2020
Why Are Smartphone Prices Rising in India?
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the recent smartphone price hikes and his thoughts on the Realme C11, a new budget smartphone in India. Introduction (0:00) Price rise (1:00) Realme C11 (8:00)
10 Jul 2020
Poco M2 Pro: Did We Really Need a Redmi Note 9 Pro Clone?
Poco M2 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro are a big part of the discussion on this episode of Orbital as deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab. Introduction (0:00) The history of the Poco brand (1:10) Poco M2 Pro clones Redmi Note 9 Pro (3:00) Poco M2 Pro review (7:30) Poco M2 Pro vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 (15:45)
3 Jul 2020
Why Do Indians Love Xiaomi TVs So Much?
On this episode Eshwar Nilakantan, category lead for TV at Xiaomi India, and Sudeep Sahu, product manager at Xiaomi India, speak with Gadgets 360’s audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala along with host Pranay Parab. We talk about everything from the Mi Box to the Mi TV 4X and Xiaomi’s strategy in the TV space in India. Xiaomi's journey in the Indian TV market (0:30) Will Xiaomi make premium TVs? (5:30) Why did Xiaomi take so long to launch TVs in India? (7:30) How PatchWall came about (12:30) What do Indians watch on TVs? (15:45) What if people buy Mi Box but not Mi TV? (18:15) Will Xiaomi launch a non-smart TV? (21:15) How Xiaomi designs remotes (24:00) Which is the most popular Xiaomi TV in India? (24:00) What's Xiaomi going to launch next? (34:55) Follow us on Twitter (38:40)
26 Jun 2020
AirPods As a Service: The WWDC 2020 Special Episode
Apple enthusiasts Preshit Deorukhkar (https://twitter.com/preshit) and Tanmay Sonawane (https://twitter.com/tanmays) join host Pranay Parab to talk about WWDC 2020 and what we're looking forward to. WWDC 2020 (0:30) iOS 14 (1:15) iPadOS 14 (20:05) macOS Big Sur (23:16) Apple's move to Apple silicon for Macs (29:50) AirPods features (40:50)
19 Jun 2020
Has Xiaomi Cracked the Laptop Market With the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition?
Reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition. Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition (0:30) * Price in India * Display/li> * Software experience * Build and design * Gaming review * Should you buy it?
13 Jun 2020
Is OnePlus 8 Pro the Perfect Premium Smartphone for India?
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus 8 Pro and whether you should buy this phone. OnePlus 8 Pro (0:30) * Price in India * Display/li> * Software experience * Camera performance * Should you buy it?
5 Jun 2020
OnePlus 8 vs Mi 10 5G: Which Is the Best 'Value Flagship' Phone in India?
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus 8 and how it compares against the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G. OnePlus 8 vs Mi 10 5G (0:30) * Price in India * Variants/li> * Software experience * Camera comparison * Performance
29 May 2020
Is Realme Smart TV the Best TV Under Rs. 15,000?
In-house audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the new Realme Smart TV and whether it's worth the hype. Realme Smart TV (0:30) * Price in India * Processor * Software experience * Hardware and ports * Picture quality
22 May 2020
Is Redmi Note 9 Pro Max the Best Affordable Camera Phone in India?
In-house Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to tell you whether the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is worth buying. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (0:30) * Price in India * Reasons for price hike * The quad rear camera setup * Software and ads * Performance and battery life
15 May 2020
Which Is the Bestselling Vivo Phone in India?
Vivo's director of brand strategy Nipun Marya joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the company's strategy in India. Vivo's strategy in India (0:30) * Vivo's premium phone strategy * Online vs offline strategy * Why Vivo has been slow with software updates * What to expect from Vivo in 2020 * Will Vivo be launching products other than phones?
8 May 2020
Is Mi 10 an Expensive OnePlus 8 or a Budget S20 Ultra?
Gadgets 360's reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Mi 10 launch in India and what to expect from Xiaomi in the premium segment. Mi 10 (0:30) * Xiaomi's premium phone strategy * Mi 10 price in India * Mi 10 vs competition * 108-megapixel camera * MIUI 12 on Mi 10
2 May 2020
WhatsApp’s About to Get a Killer Feature That Every Indian’s Been Waiting For
Gadgets 360's e-commerce expert Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about JioMart and its decision to enable ordering via WhatsApp. Order groceries via WhatsApp on JioMart(0:30) * The Facebook-Jio deal * How to order groceries via WhatsApp * The challenges for JioMart * The one killer feature WhatsApp still needs * Will WhatsApp become India's WeChat?
24 Apr 2020
Will OnePlus 8 Series Be Able to Take on iPhone SE (2020), Samsung S20 in India?
Audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala and Android expert Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus 8 series price in India and where it stands when compared with iPhone SE (2020) and Samsung's S20 series. OnePlus 8 vs iPhone SE (2020) (0:30) * Hardware * Pricing * Competition * Discounts in the future * Has OnePlus cut one corner too many? OnePlus 8 Pro (19:28) * Flagship features * Price in India * Will IP rating make it to India? * Competition from the S20 series
17 Apr 2020
Is iPhone SE (2020) the Ultimate ‘Affordable’ iPhone for India?
Audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the iPhone SE (2020) and the OnePlus 8 series. iPhone SE (2020) (0:30) * Hardware * Pricing * Display * Battery life * Has Apple got this right? OnePlus 8 Series (14:22) * Features missing on OP8 * The rising price * Specifications and what's missing * Possible India price
10 Apr 2020
Mi TV 4X vs Vu Cinema TV: Budget 4K TV Battle
Audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best budget 4K TV in India right now. Mi TV 4X vs Vu Cinema TV (0:30) * Mi TV 4X vs Vu Cinema TV features * Pricing * Software * Picture quality * What to expect for SD content * Audio quality and remote * Which one to buy
4 Apr 2020
OnePlus 8 Series Leaks Look Exciting, but When Will It Launch in India?
Audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the upcoming OnePlus 8 series launch. OnePlus 8 series leaks (0:30) * OnePlus 8 series leaks (three new devices) * What we’ve seen in terms of specs * What features we want to see * Where OnePlus Z (8 Lite) fits in the lineup * The state of lockdown and when India launch could take place * Why OnePlus might have chosen to go ahead with launch in spite of challenges currently in its biggest market (India) * Timing of eventual launch in India might be too close to Galaxy Note, iPhone
27 Mar 2020
How to Stay Sane During the Coronavirus Lockdown in India
Work-from-home expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the lockdown and how best to deal with it. Coronavirus Lockdown (0:30) * How permanent WFH has affected you and what we're struggling with * How we are getting work done from home * How to set boundaries between work and other things like chores, kid, and buying groceries * Tools to keep in touch with family * How to do things with friends and family while in lockdown (refer to Akhil’s piece on together watching tools) * Games to play together * Stuff to do to destress and avoid panic
20 Mar 2020
Can Netflix Force Bollywood to Reinvent Itself?
Gadgets 360's Akhil Arora speaks to Guilty writer-director Ruchi Narain and the four Indian women involved in Ladies Up — Netflix's upcoming four-episode stand-up comedy series — Kaneez Surka, Niveditha Prakasam, Supriya Joshi, and Prashasti Singh. Guilty (0:58) * Advantages of Netflix * Netflix's creative freedom * Guilty's conception and how it reached Netflix * Being a woman in Bollywood * Arriving on Guilty's idea * What Guilty is about Ladies Up (12:00) * Comedy on YouTube vs streaming * Comedy on Indian TV * Diverse voices online * Ladies Up release date on Netflix
13 Mar 2020
Is Redmi Note 9 Pro the New Best Phone Under Rs. 15,000?
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Redmi Note 9 Pro (0:30) * Note 9 Pro Max vs Note 9 Pro * Display * Fingerprint sensor * Software and MIUI's adware problem * Camera performance * Battery life and charging speed * The new design language
6 Mar 2020
Is Realme 6 the Redmi Note 8 Pro Killer India Has Been Waiting For?
Android experts Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about the Realme 6 and the Realme 6 Pro. Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro (0:30) * Positioning in the market * Online exclusive versus offline availability * Camera performance * Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro * Realme 6 Pro vs Realme X2 vs Poco X2 * The unending smartphone launch spree * The potential impact of Coronavirus
28 Feb 2020
Can Samsung Galaxy M31 Beat the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Poco X2?
Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Samsung Galaxy M31. Samsung Galaxy M31 (0:30) * Build and design * Performance * Software * Cameras * M31 vs M30s * Both Samsung phones vs Poco X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme X2 * Samsung's strategy in the budget segment
21 Feb 2020
Can Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Note 10 Lite Dethrone OnePlus 7T?
Android experts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the S10 Lite and the Note 10 Lite. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite (0:30) * Build and design * What these two phones are missing * Performance * Software * Cameras * S10 Lite vs Note 10 Lite * Both Samsung phones vs OnePlus 7T * Samsung's strategy
14 Feb 2020
Is Realme C3 Price Likely to Usher in a Budget Smartphone Revolution?
Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Realme C3. Realme C3 (0:30) * Build and design * Realme's budget phone strategy * Performance * Battery life * Cameras * Software: Android 10 on a budget phone * Cameras and other cons * Competition
7 Feb 2020
Is Poco X2 the New Best Phone Under Rs. 20,000?
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Poco X2 and how it impacts the Indian smartphone market. Poco X2 (0:30) * Build and design * Poco brand strategy * Cameras * Battery life * Software * Display: LCD vs OLED * Poco X2 vs Realme X2 * The future of Poco
31 Jan 2020
Is Samsung Galaxy A51 a Worthy Redmi K20 Rival?
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Galaxy A51 and Samsung's smartphone launch strategy. Samsung Galaxy A51 (0:30) * Build and design * Exynos 9611 vs competition * Cameras * Battery life * Software * Display * Galaxy A51 vs Redmi K20 Pro * Samsung's strategies in the budget and premium markets
23 Jan 2020
Redmi Note 8, Redmi 7, More: Which Are the Best Phones Under Rs. 10000?
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best phones under Rs. 10,000. Best phones under Rs. 10,000 (0:30) * Redmi Note 8 * Realme 5s and Realme 5i * Redmi Note 8 or Realme 5s? * Realme U1 * Samsung Galaxy M20 * Redmi 7 and Redmi 8A * Nokia 5.1 Plus * Infinix Note 5 * Realme C2
17 Jan 2020
Buying a Budget TV Online? Here’s How to Pick the Best One
TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the budget TV space and the exciting developments taking place there. Best budget TVs in India (0:30) * 4K HDR TVs under Rs. 20,000 * Dolby Vision TVs under Rs. 35,000 * What to look for when buying budget TVs * The intense competition in budget TV market * Buying TVs online vs offline * Disruption in the premium TV market
10 Jan 2020
Realme 5i or Redmi Note 8: Which one should you buy?
Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about Realme 5i, the company's latest budget smartphone. Realme 5i (0:30) * Build and design * Is it different from Realme 5, 5s? * Pros of this phone * Where it falls short * How it fares against Redmi Note 8 * Which one should you buy?
3 Jan 2020
Will OnePlus Concept One Be the Most Exciting Product to Launch at CES 2020?
Reviews Editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about CES 2020. CES 2020 (0:30) * OnePlus Concept One * Samsung at CES * LG TVs * Sony at CES * Intel vs AMD * Flying cars and more trends
27 Dec 2019
Is Realme X2 Better Than Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20?
Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Realme X2. Realme X2 (0:30) * Realme X2 price in India * X2, XT, X -- confusing lineup * Performance * Cameras * Battery life * Software
20 Dec 2019
Which Is the Best Phone of 2019?
On this episode reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best phones of 2019, as the year comes to a close. Best phones of 2019 (0:30) * OnePlus 7T, 7T Pro * iPhone 11, 11 Pro Max * Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ * Redmi K20 Pro * Realme X2 Pro * Honourable mentions
13 Dec 2019
Is AirPods Pro the Best Pair of Truly Wireless Headphones in the World?
On this episode audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the AirPods Pro. AirPods Pro * Price in India * Build quality * Noise cancellation * Performance and battery life * Should you buy AirPods Pro? * Long-term usage
6 Dec 2019
Galaxy M10s: Can Samsung Take on Redmi, Realme in the Sub-Rs. 10,000 Segment?
On this episode reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Samsung Galaxy M10s. Samsung Galaxy M10s * Build quality * Price in India * Cameras * Performance and battery life * Why Samsung lags behind in the budget space * What it can do to beat Realme, Redmi * Should Samsung slash prices of its budget phones?
29 Nov 2019
Realme 5s or Redmi Note 8: Which Is the Best Phone Under Rs. 10,000?
On this episode Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Realme 5s. Realme 5s vs Redmi Note 8 * Build and design * Price in India * Cameras * Performance and battery life * Realme's strategy in India * Should Realme slow down the pace of phone launches? * What's coming next in the budget phone market?
22 Nov 2019
Realme X2 Pro: Is It the OnePlus 7T Killer You've Been Waiting For?
On this episode Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the the Realme X2 Pro. Realme X2 Pro * Design * Price in India * Cameras * Performance and battery life * Charging speed * Should you buy it?
16 Nov 2019
Which Is the Best Phone Under Rs. 15,000 (Nov 2019)?
On this episode Reviews Editor Jamshed Avari and Android expert Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about the best phones under Rs. 15,000 right now. Best Phones Under Rs. 15,000 (0:30) * Realme 3 Pro * Redmi Note 8 Pro * Nokia 7.1 * Samsung Galaxy M30s * Other excellent picks in this price range
8 Nov 2019
Which Is the Best Camera Phone in India?
On this episode Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+’s camera performance. iPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (0:30) * Specs * Daylight * Low light photos * Selfies * Videos * Verdict
1 Nov 2019
Has Xiaomi Cut Too Many Corners With the Mi TV 4X 4K HDR TV?
Should you buy the Mi TV 4X 4K HDR TV that's priced under Rs. 30,000? Or are you better off with a dumb TV at the same price? Our in-house audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to discuss this. Mi TV 4X 50 (0:30) * Value for money * Design * Ports * Display quality * Software * Processing power * Remote * Should you buy Mi TV 4X 50?
25 Oct 2019
Have Redmi Note 8 and Realme 5 Left All Other Budget Phones in the Dust?
Redmi Note 8 price in India is extremely competitive and reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to share his thoughts on this new smartphone. Redmi Note 8 (0:30) * Build quality * Design * Performance * Cameras * vs Realme 5 * Software * Battery life * State of the budget phone market in India
18 Oct 2019
Is Realme XT the Reason Behind Redmi Note 8 Pro’s Killer Pricing?
Redmi Note 8 Pro price in India is excellent, but do we have to thank Realme XT for that? We discuss that and whether you should buy the Redmi Note 8 Pro, on this episode. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss all things Redmi Note 8 Pro. Redmi Note 8 Pro (0:30) * Pricing strategy * Realme’s pricing * Cameras * Performance * Software * Battery life * Some minor complaints * Should you buy Redmi Note 8 Pro?
10 Oct 2019
Is India Ready for Gaming Phones Such as ROG Phone 2?
Is there a market for gaming phones in India? We discuss that and much more on this episode. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab on this episode to talk about this. ROG Phone 2 (0:30) * What distinguishes gaming phones from other phones * ROG Phone 2's gaming features * How useful are gaming features * Who ROG Phone 2 is for * Is Android ready for gaming phones? * Is there a market for gaming phones in India? * Would you rather buy a Nintendo Switch? * Thoughts on other aspects of ROG Phone 2
3 Oct 2019
Has OnePlus 7T Launched Too Soon After OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro?
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the OnePlus 7T and whether you should buy the smartphone. OnePlus 7T (0:30) * The timing of the launch * OnePlus 7T price in India * The best features of 7T * Should OnePlus 7 buyers be miffed with OnePlus? * Should OnePlus 7 Pro buyers have waited for 7T? * OnePlus 7T performance * OnePlus 7T cameras * The future of OnePlus as a brand
27 Sept 2019
Is OnePlus TV Q1 Pro the ‘Flagship Killer’ of TVs?
OnePlus TV price in India has been revealed and we asked our in-house audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala to join host Pranay Parab for this episode of Orbital. OnePlus TV Q1 Pro (0:30) * OnePlus TV Q1, OnePlus TV Q1 Pro Launched in India * Design * Soundbar * Software * Display quality * Remote * OnePlus Connect app * Should you buy this TV? * OnePlus TV Q1 Pro Review
20 Sept 2019
iPhone 11 or iPhone XR: Which Is the Best iPhone for India?
iPhone 11 price in India and iPhone 11 Pro Max price in India have been revealed, and our reviews of both devices have been published. What's next? A podcast on the latest iPhones, of course. Editor in chief Kunal Dua joins host Pranay Parab once again to discuss all things iPhone 11. iPhone 11 (0:30) * Here Are the Prices of All Apple iPhone Models in India * India-specific features on iOS 13 * Hidden features on iOS 13 * iPhone 11 Pro Max Review * iPhone 11 Review
12 Sept 2019
Is iPhone 11 the Ideal iPhone for India?
On this episode we talk all things Apple, right after the iPhone 11 launch event. Editor in chief Kunal Dua joins host Pranay Parab to share his thoughts on the iPhone 11 price in India, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad (2019), Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+. iPhone launch event (0:30) * iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max First Look: Truly Pro Phones? * iPhone 11 First Look: A Big Upgrade to the iPhone XR? * Here Are the Prices of All Apple iPhone Models in India * Apple Watch Series 5 Price in India Detailed, Apple Watch Series 3 Gets a Price Cut * iPad (2019) Unveiled at iPhone 11 Launch Event: Price in India, Features, and Specifications * Apple TV+ India Price Is Rs. 99 per Month, to Launch November 1 Globally; a Year Free With New Apple Devices * Apple Arcade India Price Is Rs. 99 per Month, to Launch Worldwide on September 19
6 Sept 2019
Are Jio Fiber Plans Revolutionary or Just the Same as Airtel and Others?
Hindi editor and Jio Fiber user Sandeep Sinha joins host Pranay Parab to share his thoughts on Jio Fiber's commercial launch, plans, and what to expect in the broadband market in India. Jio Fiber plans (0:30) * What is Jio Fiber? * How much does it cost? * Who should get it? * What are the benefits and freebies? * How it fares agains the competition * The fine print * What to expect in the coming months
30 Aug 2019
Does Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Show Us the Future of Mobile Photography?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ camera has been reviewed in our office and we take this opportunity to speak about its pros, cons, and tell you where flagship smartphone cameras are heading. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab on this episode. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Camera and the direction of flagship phone cameras (0:30) * From single to multiple cameras * What kind of lenses we have seen * Which are the most useful lenses * Software improvements * Night Sight * Note 10+ features such as Zoom-in Mic and Super Steady * What to expect from the next iPhone and Pixel 4
23 Aug 2019
Does Xiaomi Really Want to Sell Its Android One Phones?
The Xiaomi Mi A3 is here and its flaws remind us of its predecessors and make us wonder whether Xiaomi is interested in selling its Android One phones. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab on this episode. Mi A3 (0:30) * Design * Software * Camera * Value for money * Android One * What people want from Android * What manufacturers gain from this programme
16 Aug 2019
Vivo S1, Vivo Z1 Pro Show Signs That Vivo’s Evolving?
On this episode reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to discuss all things Vivo. Vivo S1, Vivo Z1 Pro, and overall strategy (0:30) * Design * Software * Camera * Value for money * Innovation * Flagship segment * What we want to see from Vivo
9 Aug 2019
Is Vivo S1 a Better Buy Than the Redmi K20 and Realme X?
The Vivo S1 is a strong contender in the sub-Rs. 20,000 price segment, but should you buy it? Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Vivo S1 (0:30) * Design * Build quality * Display * Performance * Camera * Software * Battery life * Vivo S1 vs Realme X vs Redmi K20 * Verdict
2 Aug 2019
Which Is the Cheapest Phone That Can Run PUBG Mobile Lite?
Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss how PUBG Mobile Lite runs on some of the most affordable Android phones in India. PUBG Mobile Lite (0:30) * What the game is about * Difference between PUBG Mobile Lite and PUBG Mobile * Phones we tested PUBG Mobile Lite on * How it plays on these phones * How PUBG Mobile Lite is better * Download and install sizes * What to expect in the future
26 Jul 2019
Are Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 the Best Phones Under Rs. 30,000?
Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro. Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 review (0:30) * Pricing * Why people are complaining * Why they shouldn’t complain * Performance * Display * Cameras * Battery life * Software * Verdict
19 Jul 2019
Is Realme 3i the New Best Phone Under Rs. 8,000?
The Realme 3i offers good specifications at a sub-Rs. 8,000 price point. Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this phone. Realme 3i (0:30) * Design * Specifications * Performance * Camera * Battery Life * Competition * Which is the best phone under Rs. 8,000
12 Jul 2019
Which Is the Best Phone Under Rs. 20,000 in India?
Vivo Z1 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M40, and Realme 3 Pro are excellent smartphones, but which one of them is the best phone under Rs. 20,000? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Best Phones Under Rs. 20,000 (0:30) * Build and design comparison * Displays compared * Battery life comparison * Which phone has the best camera? * Software * Verdict
5 Jul 2019
Is Vivo Z1 Pro the Best Smartphone Under Rs. 15,000?
On this episode reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Vivo Z1 Pro, which packs impressive specifications at a great price. Vivo Z1 Pro (0:30) * Design * Specifications * Pricing * Variants * Camera * Performance (Snapdragon 712 vs 710 vs 660) * Software (Funtouch OS vs stock Android) * How it fares against the competition * Redmi Note 7 Pro * Realme 3 Pro * Should you buy Vivo Z1 Pro?
28 Jun 2019
Can Innovative Cameras, Aggressive Pricing Help Asus 6Z Beat OnePlus 7?
Asus 6Z is a mid-range flagship smartphone that's taking on the OnePlus 7. We've compared the two phones at length to help you choose one of them. Reviewers Ali Pardiwala and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab. OnePlus 7 vs Asus 6Z (0:30) * Design * Innovative camera setup * Build quality * Headphone jack * Expandable storage * Cameras * Software * Performance * Battery life * Final thoughts
21 Jun 2019
Is the Samsung Galaxy M40 Good Enough to Beat Redmi Note 7 Pro?
The Galaxy M40 offers powerful specifications at a reasonable price, but does it perform? Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Samsung Galaxy M40 (0:30) * Design * Hole-punch display * Video watching experience * Build quality * Missing features * Performance * Camera * Battery life * Software
14 Jun 2019
Does Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Have the Best Telephoto Lens on a Smartphone?
Reviewers Jamshed Avari and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom and the OnePlus 7. Oppo Reno 10X Zoom (0:30) * Camera quality * That zoom lens * The marketing gimmicks * Performance * Build quality * Battery life * Software * Cons OnePlus 7 (15:30) * Missing features * Value for money * Camera performance * Battery life * Design and build * Software
6 Jun 2019
An AI-Based Yo Yo Honey Singh
We spoke with WWDC 2019 student scholarship winners Sudarshan Sreeram and Akhil Tolani about the apps that won them the scholarship, how to maximise your chances of winning the scholarship, what you gain from it, and what to expect if you win it. Interview with WWDC 2019 scholars (0:30) * Sudarshan Sreeram * Background before getting into WWDC * Tic Tac Toe * A Maze * Akhil Tolani * Background * Neural network that can rap * iMusic * Rapto * MirrAR * What WWDC scholars get * What Sudarshan and Akhil gained from WWDC * What to do if you attend WWDC * Tips for your WWDC scholarship project
31 May 2019
Is Redmi Note 7S an Overpriced Redmi Note 7 or a Real Improvement?
Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about the Redmi Note 7S. Redmi Note 7S (0:30) * Pricing * Camera * Performance * Battery life * Software * Design and build
25 May 2019
Which Is the Best Phone Under Rs. 8,000 in India?
Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to discuss the best phones under Rs. 8,000 in India. The best phones under Rs. 8,000 in India (0:30) * Realme C2 * Asus ZenFone Max M1 * Infinix Smart 3 Plus * Realme C1 * Redmi Go
17 May 2019
Is OnePlus 7 Pro an iPhone, Samsung Killer or Yet Another Pretender?
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive device the company has ever released and it packs in hardware that can command that kind of a price. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss. OnePlus 7 Pro (0:30) * Pricing * OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro * Specifications * Design * Build Quality * Camera * Performance * Software * Battery life
9 May 2019
Has Pixel 3a’s Price Tag Ruined Its Prospects in India?
Is the Pixel 3a too expensive for India? Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Ali Pardiwala join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL (0:30) * Cameras * Design * Pricing * Missing premium features * Google’s big marketing problem
30 Apr 2019
Do Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 Prices in India Show That Xiaomi’s Missed a Trick?
Our reviews of the Xiaomi Redmi 7 and the Redmi Y3. Reviewers Jamshed Avari and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab for this episode. Redmi 7 * Build quality * Performance * Cameras * Battery life * Software * Ads Redmi Y3 * Design * Selfie camera * Rear cameras * Battery life * Performance * Software * Ads
22 Apr 2019
Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which One Is the Winner?
On this episode deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Realme 3 Pro. We compare the smartphone to the Redmi Note 7 Pro and help you decide which is the best phone under Rs. 15,000 in India. Realme 3 Pro (0:30) * Build and design * Why not USB Type-C * Fingerprint scanner and face unlock * Software * Battery life * Performance * Camera performance * Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro
18 Apr 2019
Which Is the Best Budget TV to Buy in India Right Now?
In the market for an affordable TV? We picked the best affordable TVs that you can buy in India and spoke at length about our selection process and why our top picks are worth buying. Our audio and TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab for this episode. The best budget TVs (0:30) * How much should you spend to get a good budget TV * Which features you can expect from budget TVs * Which features won’t be available in this price range * Should you get a smart TV? * The Best Media Streaming Devices for Your TV * How we selected our top picks * Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Television in 2019 * Why It’s a Bad Idea to Buy TVs Without Seeing Them in Person * The best budget TVs in India * Samsung UA32N4000 * TCL 40S62FS * Xiaomi Mi TV 4C Pro * The competition * iFFalcon by TCL F2 * Vu Play 43S6575 * Cloudwalker Cloud TV 43SF04X * Blaupunkt BLA43AF520 * Sony KLV-24P413D
12 Apr 2019
Best Phones Under 10000 in India (April 2019)
On this episode we discuss the best phones under Rs. 10,000 in India as Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab. Best phones under Rs. 10,000 (0:30) * Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 * Nokia 5.1 Plus * Realme U1 * Redmi Note 7 * how to remove ads in MIUI 10 * Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 * Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 vs Redmi Note 7 vs Realme U1
4 Apr 2019
The Best Budget Bluetooth Headphones in India
On this episode we discuss the best affordable Bluetooth earphones in India. Our audio expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab. The best budget Bluetooth headphones * What to expect from Bluetooth earphones * Jabra Elite 25e * JBL E45BT * OnePlus Bullets Wireless * How we selected these * Thoughts on codecs and how they affect audio quality
26 Mar 2019
Can Redmi Go Be the Affordable Smartphone That Kills Feature Phones?
Redmi Go is a sub-Rs. 5,000 smartphone that may tempt feature phone users to make the step up to smartphones. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone. Redmi Go (0:30) * Pricing * Specifications * Design * Build quality * Camera performance * Display * Gaming performance * Competition
22 Mar 2019
Do Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Mi Soundbar Redefine Their Price Segments?
We discuss the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and the Mi Soundbar on this episode. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy, Ali Pardiwala, and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab Redmi Note 7 Pro (0:30) * Redmi Note 7 Pro review * Build and design * Performance * Heating issues * Display * Battery life * Camera performance Redmi Note 7 (10:17) * How to Remove Ads From Xiaomi Phones Running MIUI 9 * Overview * In-depth camera performance analysis * Battery life * Software Mi Soundbar (27:22) * Mi Soundbar review * Design and set up * Sound quality for movies * Big weaknesses * Thoughts on pricing * Sound quality for music
14 Mar 2019
Do Pop-Up Selfie Cameras Justify Prices of Oppo F11 Pro, Vivo V15 Pro?
We discuss the Oppo F11 Pro and the Vivo V15 Pro on this episode. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss the two phones. Oppo F11 Pro (0:30) * Pricing * Specifications * The pop-up selfie camera * Similarities with Vivo V15 Pro * The competition * Performance * Design and build quality * Final thoughts and verdict
4 Mar 2019
Are Realme 3 and Samsung Galaxy M30 Among the Best Affordable Android Phones in India?
We share our thoughts on the Realme 3, and our first impressions and thoughts on the cameras of the Samsung Galaxy M30. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab. Realme 3 (0:30) * Build and design * Performance * Camera performance * Cons of this phone * Battery life * Thoughts on pricing * Competition Samsung Galaxy M30 (17:03) * Design * Display * Camera performance * Battery life * Samsung’s strategy for budget phones
27 Feb 2019
Is Samsung Galaxy S10+ the Best Android Flagship Overall?
We discuss the Samsung Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Buds, and Spotify's India launch. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Ali Pardiwala join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Samsung Galaxy S10+ (0:30) * Build * Design * Pricing * Camera * Performance * Battery Life * Should you buy it? Samsung Galaxy Buds (15:50) * Audio quality * Comfort * Battery life * Aggressive pricing Spotify India launch (23:39) * Launch * Features * Catalogue * Worth paying for?
22 Feb 2019
With Galaxy Fold, Has Samsung Kicked Off a Revolution in Smartphone Tech?
We discuss everything Samsung announced at the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event — S10, S10+, S10e, Galaxy Fold, Watch Active, Buds, and more. Editor-in-chief Kunal Dua joins host Pranay Parab. Samsung Galaxy Fold and more (0:30) * Technological innovations * Thoughts on folding display * What it means for the smartphone industry * S10 and S10+ * First impressions * Thoughts on pricing * Reverse wireless charging * Thoughts on Samsung’s position in the market * S10e * Form factor * What it lacks compared to S10 * Pricing * Who should consider this one * Galaxy Watch Active * Interesting features * Pricing * Which smartwatches it competes against * Galaxy Buds * Thoughts on pricing * Competition * Why we are looking forward to trying it
13 Feb 2019
Will MWC 2019 Introduce Port-Less Phones to the World?
An early preview of MWC 2019, where we talk about everything that has leaked so far and what to expect from one of the biggest events in tech. Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab. An early MWC 2019 preview * Foldable phones * The state of 5G and expected demos * OnePlus’ expected demos * Nokia 9 Pureview launch? * Samsung’s event ahead of MWC * Oppo and Vivo’s product briefing * What Xiaomi will be up to * The dream of a phone with no ports * Wireless charging * Hololens 2?
6 Feb 2019
Will Jio GigaFiber Have the Same Impact That Jio 4G Did?
Everything you need to know about Jio GigaFiber, courtesy people on our team who are using the service. Hindi editor Sandeep Kumar Sinha joins host Pranay Parab. Everything you need to know about Jio GigaFiber * How to get a connection * Plans and pricing * The current trial period * Speeds on Jio GigaFiber * The GigaHub router * Why progress on GigaFiber is slow * What to expect once the service is launched
28 Jan 2019
Are Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 Better Than Budget Redmi, Realme Phones?
Samsung has launched the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 to take on budget phones from Xiaomi, Realme, and Asus. Are these worth buying? Reviewers Jamshed Avari and Ali Pardiwala join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Samsung Galaxy M10 (0:30) * Design * Build quality * Specifications * Performance * Software * Camera * Battery Life * Value for money Samsung Galaxy M20 (10:36) * Pricing vs competition * Software * Camera and build quality * Display * Battery life * Performance * Specifications * Should you buy Galaxy M20?
22 Jan 2019
Which Are the Best Headphones Under Rs. 1,000?
Realme Buds, Mi Earphones, and many more decent headphones are available at less than Rs. 1,000. Which one of these should you buy? Our audio expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Realme Buds review (0:30) * Pricing * Availability * Sound quality * Best features * Weaknesses * Should you buy these? Best headphones under Rs. 1,000 (9:20) * What you can expect in this price segment * What you shouldn’t expect * Our top three picks * The competitors
17 Jan 2019
What WhatsApp Absolutely Needs to Do in 2019
WhatsApp has several new features but it still is lacking a bunch of very useful features. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Ali Pardiwala join host Pranay Parab to discuss. * Why I Deleted WhatsApp * Is Simplifying Use by Businesses the Key for WhatsApp Payments in India? * WhatsApp to Soon Get Fingerprint Authentication on Android: Report * Xiaomi Phones Are Showing Inappropriate Ads, but the Company Says It Isn't Responsible * Mob Lynching After WhatsApp Rumours * How to Create Stickers in WhatsApp: Getting Started With Making Stickers for WhatsApp
10 Jan 2019
8K TVs, Insane Soundbars, Modular Laptops: Who Won CES 2019?
CES 2019 has come and gone and with it have several exciting announcements. Our in-house audio and TV enthusiast Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best technologies that were showcased at CES 2019. CES 2019 (0:30) * Folding phone * 8K TVs * Soundbars * Other audio products * Laptops * Our top picks Xiaomi TVs, Soundbar * Mi TV 4X Pro * Mi TV 4A Pro * Taking the smarts out of smart TVs would make them more expensive * Mi Soundbar
3 Jan 2019
What to Expect From CES 2019
We look at the most promising leaks and rumours around CES 2019. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari and deputy reviews editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk 8K TVs, 5G, phones, and other things we can expect from CES 2019. * New phones — XA 3, XA 3 Ultra, Moto Z4 * 5G * AMD gaming * Foldable phones * Intel discrete GPU, 10-core CPU * Nvidia RTX cards, new laptops * VR/AR announcements * 8K TVs * Alexa vs Google Assistant vs Bixby * Galaxy Home speaker * Smart display/ assistant/ etc * Razer keyboard mouse for Xbox
27 Dec 2018
Which Was the Best Budget Smartphone of 2018?
2018 has come and gone and left us with several amazing budget smartphones. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best of these affordable smartphones. Best budget smartphones of 2018 * Mi A2 * Realme U1 * Nokia 5.1 Plus * Realme 1 * ZenFone Max Pro M1 * Redmi 6A
18 Dec 2018
Is ZenFone Max M2 the Best Phone Under Rs. 10,000?
ZenFone Max M2 is a serious contender for the title of the best phone under Rs. 10,000. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this phone. ZenFone Max M2 (0:30) * Build and design * Camera * Software * Battery Life * Performance * Competition
13 Dec 2018
Is ZenFone Max Pro M2 the Ultimate Redmi Note 6 Pro Killer?
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is here and it wants to be the best budget smartphone out there. Will it succeed? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (0:30) * Performance * Brand name confusion * Design * Build quality * Gaming performance * Camera * Battery life * Competition
6 Dec 2018
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: The Best Android Phone of 2018?
The Mate 20 Pro is one of the best Android phones out there, and Asus ROG Phone wants to be the best gaming phone in the market. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about these phones. Mate 20 Pro (0:30) * Processor power * Camera performance * Thoughts on photos vs Pixel 3 * Pricing and value * Design and build quality * The cons * Final thoughts ROG Phone (16:22) * Design * ROG Gaming UI * Accessories * Marketing * Performance * Gaming performance * Camera * Battery life
28 Nov 2018
Is Realme U1 Essentially Redmi Note 6 Pro on Steroids?
The Realme U1 packs impressive hardware at an excellent price, but is the experience good enough to trump stiff competition from Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 6 Pro? Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Realme U1 (0:12) * Hardware and specifications * Build and design * Camera * Performance * Marketing tactics * Competition * Pricing and availability
22 Nov 2018
Can Redmi Note 6 Pro Beat Zenfone Max Pro M1, Nokia 6.1 Plus?
Redmi Note 6 Pro has big boots to fill and tough competition to stave off. Can it manage to succeed in India? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Redmi Note 6 Pro (0:25) * Design * Build quality * Display * Battery life * Performance * Software * Competition
14 Nov 2018
Is Google Pixel’s Night Sight the Future of Low-Light Photography?
The Google Pixel line of phones just got a new feature called Night Sight, which dramatically improves low-light photos. Will this change the way smartphones capture low-light photos? Night Sight on Google Pixel (0:10) * What is Night Sight? * How it changes low light photography * Is this magic or physics? * When will other phones get this feature? * What we want from Night Sight * How this could reinvent smartphone photography
9 Nov 2018
Is Samsung Galaxy J2 Core a Budget Winner That Trumps Redmi 6A?
The J2 Core can provide tough competition in the budget Android phone segment and reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss whether it's a worthy challenger. Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (0:25) * Android Oreo Go Edition vs regular Android * The app ecosystem * Should you buy Redmi 6A over this? * 8GB internal storage a problem? * Gaming performance * Cameras * A creepy feature that everyone should know about * Pricing and features * Final thoughts
30 Oct 2018
Has OnePlus 6T Removed the Best Features of the OnePlus 6?
We discuss whether the OnePlus 6T is worth buying and if its trade-offs are easy to live with. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab. OnePlus 6T (0:25) * Build and design * Notch * Trade-offs * Headphone jack * Comparison with OnePlus 6 * USB Type-C accessories * Competition from Poco F1 and Zenfone 5Z * Software polish * Pricing
25 Oct 2018
Which Is the Best Phone to Buy During Flipkart, Amazon Sales?
Deals expert and community manager Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best deals from the ongoing Flipkart and Amazon sales. Flipkart (0:20) * Zenfone Max Pro M1 * iPhone XS * Vu 4K TV * Xbox One S * Fitbit Charge 2 Amazon (18:02) * iPhone X * Samsung Galaxy A8+ * Honor Play * MacBook Air * LG 4K TV
18 Oct 2018
Is Realme C1 the Best Phone Under Rs. 10,000?
We discuss the Realme C1, which is going toe to toe with the Xiaomi Redmi 6A for the budget smartphone market in India. This is followed by our final thoughts on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL as Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab. Realme C1 (1:03) * Specifications * Performance * Battery life * Cameras * Display * Comparison with Redmi 6A * Comparison with Zenfone Lite L1 * Price in India Google Pixel 3 (15:22) * Thoughts on the camera * Comparison with flagship phone cameras * Pricing strategy * India price * Competition
9 Oct 2018
Can Google Pixel 3 Succeed in India Without Massive Discounts?
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been launched and are coming to India soon. Android expert Aditya Shenoy and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. Google Pixel 3 (0:50) * Design * Notch * Features missing in the design * Face Unlock * Pixel 3 vs 3 XL * India pricing of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL * Camera * Software and AI * The best Pixel phone to buy in India
4 Oct 2018
Is Nokia 5.1 Plus Better Than Zenfone Max Pro M1, Redmi 6 Pro, Realme 1?
Nokia 5.1 Plus is a budget Android One smartphone that we just finished reviewing. Our reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about it. Nokia 5.1 Plus (0:50) * Build and design * USB Type-C port * Notch on the display * Pricing * Android One program * Software updates on this phone * Performance * Gaming performance * Battery life * Competition
26 Sept 2018
Can Motorola One Power Dethrone Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro?
We talk about the Redmi 6 Pro and the Motorola One Power, and try to decide if these two smartphones are worth buying. Android experts Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab. Redmi 6 Pro (1:08) * Design and build quality * Underpowered hardware * Pricing and variants * Flash sales * Redmi 6 Pro vs Realme 1 vs Zenfone Max Pro M1 * Pros of the Redmi 6 Pro * The long list of cons Motorola One Power (11:22) * Specifications * The history of the Motorola brand * Design and build quality * Android One program * Motorola One Power vs Nokia 6.1 Plus * Camera * Battery life
18 Sept 2018
Are Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 the Best Budget Smartphones in India?
Xiaomi’s two new budget smartphones look great on paper, but do they perform? Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Jamshed Avari join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A (0:40) * Build and design * Specs * Enough RAM and storage on both phones? * Camera * Battery life * Competition * Flash sales * Should you buy Redmi 6A or Redmi 6?
13 Sept 2018
Will India Ever Get New iPhones at Reasonable Prices?
Apple has launched iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR in India at astronomical prices, along with the Apple Watch Series 4. Editor in chief Kunal Dua joins host Pranay Parab to discuss the company's India strategy and talk about the new gadgets. Our predictions (0:10) * What we got wrong * What we guessed correctly iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR (8:50) * New chips * Camera * Focal length adjust * Smart post processing (Pixel inspired?) * Same 5W charger * No lightning to 3.5mm dongle * No iCloud changes * Storage variants * No AirPods changes * No AirPower * Which variants have dual SIM * Pricing * India pricing * Will we switch entirely to eSIM next year? * iPhone XR * Cheaper * Almost no bezel or chin on LCD display * Big screen * Colours (reminds of iPhone 5c) * Will this variant stick around for long? * Discontinued iPhones * X, SE, 6S, 6S Plus apparently gone * What does this mean for India? * Will they stop making SE, e…
8 Sept 2018
New iPhones May Well Be Amazing, but Will We See a New Strategy in India?
Editor in chief Kunal Dua joins host Pranay Parab to discuss all things Apple. We talk about the September 12 iPhone event and what we expect from it, which includes a long discussion on Apple's strategy for India. Sponsor: Goalwise Apple Music, iCloud, and Software (1:56) * Predicting the introduction * Services segment revenue * New Apple Music features * iCloud storage conundrum * Will Apple increase free storage? * WWDC updates Apple Watch Series 4 (10:04) * The big leak via 9to5Mac * The new watch face * The Siri watch face * What we expect from a software standpoint * Hardware and design predictions New iPhones (20:27) * Three new iPhones * “Cheaper iPhone” * What to expect from the three iPhones * Dual-SIM support? * Will we see a coherent India strategy? * Premium product versus discounts * EMIs * Will Apple make a good iPhone in India? * Apple software stagnant in India * What they can do to fix this
28 Aug 2018
Is Realme 2 Really a Better Realme 1 at the Same Price?
Oppo Realme 2 costs the same as the Realme 1, and has been launched just a few months after the latter. So why does Oppo have two similar phones at the same price point? Reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Sponsor: Goalwise (0:54) Oppo Realme 2 (1:58) * Price in India * Display * The notch * Build quality * Is Realme 2 really an upgrade over Realme 1? * The positives of Realme 2 * The areas where Realme 2 falls short * Thoughts on ColorOS * Should you buy Realme 2?
23 Aug 2018
Xiaomi Poco F1 Looks Great Value for the Price, but Is There a Catch?
We discuss the Xiaomi Poco F1 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus, two smartphones that have the potential to shake up the market in India. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Shobhit Varma join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Sponsor: Goalwise Xiaomi Poco F1 (2:00) * Flagship killer? * What’s the catch? * How does Poco F1 have impressive hardware at a low price? * Flash sales * Variants and pricing * Is Xiaomi cannibalising the Mi A2? Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus (20:39) * Build quality * Stock Android * Best Nokia Android phones? * Comparison against the Mi A2 * Does the Poco F1 shake up the market?
14 Aug 2018
Will Jio Phone 2 Help WhatsApp, YouTube Reach the Next Billion Users in India?
We discuss whether WhatsApp and YouTube will be the killer apps that propel Jio Phone and KaiOS into a market share as large as that of Android. Jio expert Ravi Sharma joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Sponsor: Goalwise WhatsApp on Jio Phone (2:10) * WhatsApp and YouTube on Jio Phone: Hands-On Impressions * Features missing from this app * Why these features are missing * Overall WhatsApp experience * WhatsApp Rollout for Jio Phone Delayed, to Start in Batches YouTube on Jio Phone (15:00) * YouTube video viewing controls and experience * Can you download videos? * Sharing videos offline? Jio Phone 2 (24:49) * Jio Phone 2 release date * Apps available on launch day * Jio Phone 2 vs Jio Phone
8 Aug 2018
Can Xiaomi Mi A2 Outshine Redmi Note 5 Pro, Nokia 7 Plus?
Xiaomi Mi A2 is the company's second attempt at making an Android One smartphone. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone. The Android One program (0:57) * How Google initially pitched this * What Android One is today * Xiaomi’s Android One attempt * MIUI phones vs Xiaomi’s stock Android phone The issues with Xiaomi Mi A1 (5:34) * Navigation * Proximity sensor * Buggy updates Xiaomi Mi A2 (9:34) * Battery life * Camera * Performance * Specifications * Verdict Xiaomi’s branding problem (20:26) * Redmi vs Mi phones * Xiaomi in the premium segment * Budget segment performance * Xiaomi’s most popular smartphones
2 Aug 2018
Does Honor 9N Have What It Takes to Beat Redmi Note 5 Pro, Realme 1?
Honor 9N is the latest entry into the competitive budget Android phone market and reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone, with a mention of BlackBerry Evolve X and Evolve at the end of this episode. Honor 9N (1:50) * Honor 9N design * Display * Colours * Huawei and Honor’s design identity * Honor 9 Lite pictures * Earpiece * Honor 9N performance * Processor * Day-to-day usage * What Honor can do to fix this * EMUI and software features * Nifty addons * Bloat * Camera * Battery life BlackBerry Evolve X, Evolve (24:40) * Who owns BlackBerry now? * First impressions * The competition
26 Jul 2018
Can Huawei Nova 3 Beat OnePlus 6 in India?
We talk about the Huawei Nova 3, which competes against the OnePlus 6 in India. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab on this episode. Huawei Nova 3 (1:00) * Cameras * Design * Hardware * Comparison with OnePlus 6 * Other features * Should you buy the Nova 3?
19 Jul 2018
Vivo Nex, Oppo Find X: Revolutionary Phones or Overpriced Prototypes?
We talk about two smartphones on the bleeding edge of technology: Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X as reviewers Ankit Chawla and Shobhit Varma join host Pranay Parab. Pricing and market positioning (1:30) * Vivo Nex price * Oppo Find X price * Are these phones ready to take on iPhone, Pixel, and Galaxy flagships? The compromises for “all-screen” tech (5:00) * Vivo X21: Future of Smartphones or Overpriced Gimmick? * Call quality * Ergonomics * Headphone jack * Pop-up camera Software (13:40) * Color OS and Funtouch OS * The problems with custom Android versions * Updates? * The lack of polish in UI Should you pay flagship prices for prototypes? (18:45) * In-display fingerprint scanner * Camera quality * Not waterproof The pop-up camera (20:45) * Dust and water resistance? * Will it survive a drop or two? Should Vivo launch a cheaper variant? (25:08) * The Vivo Nex A * Will it come to India? * Vivo and Oppo’s product lineup in India
11 Jul 2018
Will Amazon Prime Day 2018 Be Bigger Than Amazon's Diwali Sale?
Gadgets 360's deals expert Harpreet Singh joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the discounts you can expect during the Amazon Prime Day 2018 sale, which starts July 16. What to expect from Amazon Prime Day (1:30) * The products we think will go on sale * Delivery timelines * Digital content that becomes available Does Amazon Prime Day sale offer the best deals? (7:10) * How to find the best deals * The biggest deal on offer * Comparison with Diwali sale discounts What to watch out for and what to be wary of (12:05) * Common precautions to take * Common scams you can easily detect How Amazon is preparing for Prime Day 2018 (19:45) * The focus on deliveries * Customer support
5 Jul 2018
Will Asus Zenfone 5Z Force OnePlus to Slash the Price of OnePlus 6?
This episode centres around Asus Zenfone 5Z, Jio Phone 2, and Jio’s GigaFiber wired Internet service. Games editor Rishi Alwani and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Jio Phone 2 (1:00) * Jio Phone 2 vs Jio Phone * The price of the Jio Phone 2 * Making BioShock in Mumbai: How Indiagames Developed the Feature Phone Version of the Landmark Game * Vaibhav talks about daily active users on Jio on his app * App Annie’s report on top iOS apps * App Annie’s report on top Android apps * KaiOS and the Google connection * Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama offer Jio GigaFiber (19:41) * Jio GigaFiber announced * What we know about the service so far * How Jio plans to tackle ISP monopoly at the building level * The lack of details on pricing * Will GigaFiber disrupt broadband in India Asus Zenfone 5Z (25:34) * How it stacks up against the OnePlus 6 * Pricing and specifications * The “AI” features of the Zenfone 5Z * Privacy concerns…
28 Jun 2018
After Prepaid, Is the Jio Effect Spreading to Postpaid?
Games editor Rishi Alwani joins host Pranay Parab to talk about Reliance Jio's Rs. 199 postpaid plan and Vodafone's Rs. 299 plan that offer over 20GB of data and might herald a crash in postpaid mobile data prices. Postpaid mobile data plans in India * Reliance Jio’s 199 plan (2:45) * Vodafone’s 299 plan (5:20) * Mobile data speeds in India (10:00) * What to look forward to (17:16)
21 Jun 2018
Is Redmi Y2 the Best Selfie Smartphone Under Rs. 10,000?
On this episode reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Xiaomi Redmi Y2, a selfie-focused smartphone. Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (1:00) * What’s special about this phone? * Xiaomi’s product roadmap * Y2 variants and pricing * Redmi Y1 vs Y2 * Where to buy this * Why flash sales? * Performance (4:32) * Benchmark scores * Day-to-day use * Gaming * Software * MIUI vs stock Android * Updates * Advantages of MIUI * Design and build quality (8:48) * Plastic feel * Headphone jack * IR blaster * Looks * Display quality * Selfie camera (10:38) * Xiaomi competing with Oppo * The selfie camera * Diffused selfie flash * Cameras and quality of photographs * The competition (14:37) * Oppo Realme 1 * Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 * Xiaomi’s own competing phones * Battery life (19:03) * Specs vs optimisation
14 Jun 2018
Is Moto G6 Better Than Realme 1, Redmi Note 5 Pro?
Reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about three smartphones under Rs. 15,000 — Oppo Realme 1, Moto G6, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro — to help you decide which one to buy. Introduction (1:00) * Why these phones are being compared * The Moto brand * Too many smartphones launched? Moto G6 (7:00) * Design * Performance * Comparison with Realme 1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Camera (14:00) * Front camera performance * Rear camera performance * Winner Value for money (15:20) * Best value overall Availability (21:00) * Flash sales vs open sale * Online vs offline * Which one is easily available? Battery life and conclusion (25:10) * Best battery life * Overall best performance * Our pick
5 Jun 2018
Will iOS 12 Boost Affordable iPhones in India?
Games editor Rishi Alwani and editor in chief Kunal Dua join host Pranay Parab to talk about the WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and to some extent tvOS 12 as well. iOS 12 (0:41) * ARKit 2 * Augmented reality games * Shared experiences * Persistent elements * iOS 12 performance on older iPhones * iPhone 6 and iPhone SE * Affordable iPhone sales in India * Features old iPhones will not get * Siri Suggestions and Shortcuts * SMS OTP autofill * Animoji * iPad gestures * Group FaceTime * ScreenTime macOS 10.14 Mojave (26:00) * Dark Mode * Mac App Store * Safari and privacy * iOS apps coming to macOS * Easier for developers to bring iOS apps to Mac * When can we see more of these apps * Voice Memos, Stocks, and Apple News watchOS (37:45) * Workouts app * Hiking and yoga * Automatic workout detection * New features for runners * Fitness focus * Walkie Talkie * Interactive notifications * Background…
31 May 2018
Vivo X21: Future of Smartphones or Overpriced Gimmick?
Vivo X21 comes with a fingerprint sensor under the display, which makes it unique in the smartphone market. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the smartphone and how it fares against the likes of the OnePlus 6 and the iPhone X. Vivo X21 * Pricing (2:00) * OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Seen to Be Fooled by Photo in New Video, OnePlus Responds * Is Vivo shipping beta hardware? (9:00) * In-display fingerprint sensor * Notch and other design elements (18:45) * Should you buy the Vivo X21? (24:13)
20 May 2018
Is the OnePlus 6 an iPhone X Killer at a Half the Price?
Is OnePlus 6 better than iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Samsung Galaxy S9? OnePlus 6 markets itself as a phone that's better than the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2, and Samsung Galaxy S9. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss whether OnePlus' claims are true. * Pricing and variants (1:00) * Design and the notch (3:35) * Performance (9:24) * Gaming performance * Camera (16:45) * Low-light performance * Video shooting * Battery life (20:40) * Should you buy OnePlus 6? (21:34)
17 May 2018
Is Oppo Realme 1 Better Than Redmi Note 5 Pro, Zenfone Max Pro M1?
The Oppo Realme 1 is a budget smartphone that takes on the best in the segment — Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone. The Realme brand and Oppo’s marketing (1:00) * Oppo’s parent company * Bid to take on Xiaomi * Redmi vs Realme * Underhanded marketing tactics? Oppo Realme 1 (3:07) * Striking design * Online exclusivity a problem? * Specs and performance * How it compares against Zenfone Max Pro M1, Redmi Note 5 Pro * Which variant of the Realme 1 should people be buying? * Our thoughts on the camera Color OS vs MIUI vs stock Android (17:23) * What people miss out on when they go with Color OS * What’s good about this variant of Android * Looks a lot like iOS?
8 May 2018
Which Is the Best Feature of Android P?
Android P is full of exciting new features but what’s the true price you’re paying? Games editor Rishi Alwani and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss. What’s new in Android P (1:19) * Adaptive battery * Adaptive brightness * App actions and Slices * Android Dashboard * How this changes our reviews * Portrait mode * Gestures * Comparison with iPhone X gestures * How Android P gestures could differ * The Google Search bar Android P’s update schedule (18:20) * Android distribution * How the update situation could improve * Android Chat Hey Google, what about our privacy? (20:12) * Wow-fest * Google’s lack of focus on privacy * How they could have highlighted this * The parts where your privacy is compromised for new features * Google Assistant * Google Home * Android P * Google Photos
2 May 2018
Is Huawei P20 Pro the Android World’s iPhone X?
Is Huawei P20 Pro the Android World’s iPhone X? On this episode we discuss the Huawei P20 Pro, which has cameras good enough to take on the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. Huawei P20 Pro * The three rear cameras (1:14) * The competition (7:25) * EMUI vs stock Android (9:53) * Huawei’s hardware design choices (10:57) * Huawei’s branding issues (17:00) * Is Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 a Redmi Note 5 Pro Killer?
26 Apr 2018
Is Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 a Redmi Note 5 Pro Killer?
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a great alternative to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, but which of the two is better? Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 * Specs and pricing (1:30) * Competition with Xiaomi (3:30) * MIUI vs stock Android * ZenUI vs stock Android * Asus’ smartphone pricing strategy (10:05) * The cons of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (12:20) * Asus’ make in India aspirations (16:58) * The Flipkart tie-up (17:56)
19 Apr 2018
Do Android Phones Need to Dial It Down a Notch?
Android phones are rushing to adopt the iPhone X ‘notch’ at the top of the screen, but do they need to do this? Is it justified to copy a hardware feature that’s a stop-gap or a compromise in order to accommodate certain other features? Android enthusiasts Aditya Shenoy and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Why copy the notch (1:25) * User demand? * Production issues * iPhone X notch experience * Android notch experience * Razer notch Android P notch support (5:23) * How the notch hinders Android Oreo * People using devices for longer * iPhone battery replacements The notch as a ‘stop gap’ (9:45) * The future of the all-screen design * Wireless charging * Ports or lack thereof * What about the front camera Will Pixel 3 feature a notch? (16:14) * Headphone jack * Android P notch support * What the notch could add to the Pixel lineup * How the notch changed iOS
12 Apr 2018
Orbital Podcast Listeners’ Special: Your Smartphone Buying Queries Answered
Gadgets 360 experts answer all your queries related to buying smartphones. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy and video head Gagan Gupta join host Pranay Parab. * Best phone under Rs. 10,000 (1:00) * Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9 (2:35) * Redmi 5 3GB vs Redmi Note 5 (5:00) * Xiaomi’s glut of budget smartphones * Redmi 5 vs Redmi Note 5 comparison video * Redmi Note 5 Pro alternative (7:30) * How are flagship phones better than Redmi Note 5 Pro, OnePlus 5T? (9:20) * iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (13:16) * Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 * Rapid-fire round (16:42) * Google Pixel 2XL vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ * Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 7x * Mi A1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro * Best phone with 18:9 display ratio * Camera: Google Pixel 2XL vs Huawei P20 Pro * Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Asus Zenfone 5 * Budget phone with 6-inch full-view display * Best phone under Rs. 20,000 * Smartphone with 5000mAh battery at Rs. 7,000
4 Apr 2018
Can Nokia 6 (2018) Win Against Redmi Note 5 Pro, Moto G5S Plus?
We discuss the three new phones HMD Global just launched under the Nokia brand name. The phones are Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. Nokia 6 (2018) (0:30) * Availability * Specs and pricing * Last year’s Nokia 6 * Highlight features of the 2018 variant * The competition Nokia 7 Plus (10:15) * The mid-range smartphone market * Competition from Oppo and Vivo * Nokia 7 Plus pricing * Specifications * Build quality Nokia 8 Sirocco (17:47) * Pricing * Comparison with Nokia 8 * Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 pricing
29 Mar 2018
Do Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 Show Us What to Expect From OP6?
We talk about the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9, two mid-range Android phones that are generating a lot of interest, and look at what these phones tell us about the upcoming OnePlus 6. Reviewers Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 (0:30) * The timing of the launches * The notch * Pricing * Specifications * The sub-Rs. 30,000 segment for smartphones * Design and build quality * Software * Face Unlock vs Face ID OnePlus 6 (14:10) * The Verge’s interview with Carl Pei * Why Android phones have both notch and chin * What Oppo and Vivo phones tell us about OnePlus products * OP6 rumoured pricing * Features we want from OP6 * Competition
22 Mar 2018
Is Redmi 5 Xiaomi’s Most Value-for-Money Smartphone?
On this episode we talk about the Xiaomi Redmi 5, which could be the newest budget king in India. Reviews Editor Jamshed Avari and Games Editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. Xiaomi Redmi 5 * Looks and pricing (1:17)) * Specs and availability (3:30) * Competition (7:40) * Performance (Gaming review) (15:32) * Battery life and camera (23:38) * MIUI (27:00)
15 Mar 2018
Can Samsung Galaxy S9's Excellent Pricing Push It Ahead of iPhone X, Pixel 2?
We used the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ for a week to find out whether it pushes the boundaries in terms of performance or if it’s a conservative upgrade with not much better than the S8. Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the smartphone. First impressions (0:40) * Design and build * Iris scanner * Software tweaks * Headphone jack * Bixby Camera (10:14) * Hardware changes * Performance for photos * Video performance * Super slow-mo videos Battery life (17:36) * Regular use vs heavy use * S9 vs S9+ Pricing in India (19:20) * Comparison with iPhone X * Pixel 2’s discounts * Samsung’s pricing strategy Best and worst features (22:22)
7 Mar 2018
Can Xiaomi’s Killer Pricing Shake Up the TV Market in India?
Xiaomi has now launched three TVs in India a rather short span of time and our TV expert Gagan Gupta joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this development. Can the company revolutionise the TV market in India? We discuss that and much more. Xiaomi’s new TV launches * Is the pricing competitive? (1:28) * The Mi TV 4 with 4K HDR (4:20) * Free content with the TVs (5:58) * The problem with HDR support (7:26) * Availability (8:50) * Do you need a smart TV? (10:30) * Xiaomi’s pricing strategy (13:17) * Does viewing distance matter? (16:21) * Are these TVs future-proof? (19:42)
27 Feb 2018
Were Android One and Android Go the Biggest Winners at MWC 2018?
We look back at Mobile World Congress 2018 and talk about the biggest launches and hottest products we spotted at the event. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to discuss. All the big announcements at MWC 2018 * Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ (0:39) * Nokia phones (6:59) * Sony Xperia XZ2 (17:35) * Vivo APEX (20:57) * Energizer 16000mAh phone (24:44) * 5G (26:32) * Android Go and Android One (27:36)
22 Feb 2018
Nokia, Samsung, Asus, or Moto: Who Will Win MWC 2018?
On this episode, we discuss the leaks and rumours around MWC 2018 and look at what you can expect from one of the biggest tech events of the year. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about launches from Samsung, Nokia, Sony, LG, Asus, and Lenovo. Samsung (1:24) * Galaxy S9 and S9+ * Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 * DeX 2 * Smartwatches * Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Asus (10:02) * iPhone X lookalike * Asus’ confusing lineup of phones * Android Go phone Nokia (14:42) * 1, 4, 8, 9 * 3310 4G LG (18:33) * K series phones * V30 upgrade * What’s up with G series? Others (21:20) * Sony XZ series * Huawei Matebook * Smartwatches * Moto G series phones
14 Feb 2018
With Redmi Note 5 and Mi TV 4, Is the Xiaomi Ecosystem Ready for India?
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have been launched in India, alongside the Mi TV 4. Members of our reviews team Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about these new products. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (0:32) * Hardware * Camera performance * Pricing * Different Xiaomi phones in this price range * How it stacks up against the competition * Infinix Hot S3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (5:38) * The new Qualcomm chip * Performance overview * Its competition * Choice of ports Xiaomi’s comparisons during the launch event (11:07) Xiaomi Mi TV 4 (18:56) * Pricing * Why 4K HDR is a big deal * PatchWall software
8 Feb 2018
Will Samsung Galaxy S9 Better the iPhone X?
Samsung Galaxy S9 is all set to be launched at MWC 2018 in February. Android enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about our expectations from the smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S9 leaked * Rumour roundup * Design (1:00) * Specifications (6:05) * Camera (10:42) * Pricing (14:55) * Competition (22:40)
1 Feb 2018
Can Nokia 3310 4G Break Jio Phone's Stronghold in India?
The Nokia 3310 4G has just been announced in China and with a global launch announcement expected at Mobile World Congress 2018 in the last week of February, feature phone enthusiast and Gadgets 360’s Hindi editor Sandeep Kumar Sinha joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this phone and why it’s a big deal in India. Nokia 3310 4G (1:33) * Specifications and why this phone matters * How HMD Global has been viewing India * Smart 4G phones in India * Comparison with Jio Phone (8:21) * The biggest weakness of 3310 and Jio Phone * Nokia’s sales numbers * Tech aapki zubaan mein * Jio’s data offer * Wi-Fi hotspot on Nokia 3310 4G * The pricing and expected launch date (16:48) * Competition from Xiaomi Redmi 5A and 10.or D * Is Nokia relying only on nostalgia?
25 Jan 2018
Reliance Jio, Airtel Discounts Look Great, but How Long Will They Last?
We discuss Reliance Jio’s leaked Republic Day offer, which offers up to 50 percent more data per day for prepaid customers. Gadgets 360’s telecom expert Ravi Sharma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about how long these discounts are going to keep flowing and whether it makes sense to be on postpaid anymore. * Reliance Jio’s rumoured Republic Day Offer (0:30) * What the offer features * Prepaid packs targeted * Reliance Jio’s price changes in 2017 * What to expect for postpaid * Competition from Vodafone and Airtel (6:00) * Airtel’s competing packs * How much the price of voice and data has decreased since 2016 * Other players in the market * Can we expect prices to fall further? * The caveats of Jio’s constant discounts (10:30) * Will you have to cancel your plan? * The downside of being on prepaid * What about postpaid customers? * When will telecom companies raise prices? (13:20) * Average revenues per user * How long we expect discou…
18 Jan 2018
Can Honor 9 Lite Dethrone Xiaomi’s Budget Smartphones?
On this episode, we talk about the Honor 9 Lite — an aggressively priced budget smartphone made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Android experts Aditya Shenoy and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about the phone and whether it can take on the competition in this segment. * Build quality (0:47) * The different variants and their pricing (1:40) * All-screen design (4:43) * Quality of the display (6:44) * Other devices in the Honor brand (8:03) * Huawei’s aggressive pricing (10:21) * Emotion UI and Android (12:55) * Performance (16:59)
11 Jan 2018
What Indian Companies Are Doing at CES 2018
What Indian Companies Are Doing at CES 2018 Gadgets 360 attended the 2018 edition of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA. On this episode, deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and host Pranay Parab recap all the major announcements from the expo. Disclosure: Intel and Dell respectively sponsored Roydon and Pranay’s tickets and hotel for the event. * Intel’s announcements (1:25) * Dell’s launches (8:10) * Alexa versus Google (11:49) * All the big Indian announcements at CES 2018 (16:38) * Nvidia GeForce Now (26:00)
4 Jan 2018
The Only Oreo That's Available Everywhere
On this episode of Orbital, reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to look at potential smartphone trends of 2018. Bezel-free design (0:25) * Are phones really bezel-free? * Will we see a truly bezel free phone in 2018? * The compromises phones make for this design choice Biometrics (2:23) * Security versus convenience * Face ID * In-screen fingerprint scanner AI (5:50) * Uses of AI in phones * What we will see in the future Battery life (10:40) * Smartphones didn’t get thinner * Battery technology * Will battery life improve in 2018? Android Oreo adoption (14:45) * Google needs to fix OS adoption * How it can begin this * Why this is a big issue for Android users Flagship chipsets (17:24) * What to expect from Qualcomm and competitors Digital payments (18:38) * UPI v2 * Why cash is king in India * Will this change in 2018?
28 Dec 2017
Did Apple Make a Big Mistake by Not Informing People About iPhone Slowdowns?
Has Apple Made a Big Mistake by Not Informing People About iPhone Slowdowns? On this episode of Orbital, reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about iPhone slowdows. A new report emerged recently claiming that Apple is indeed slowing down older iPhones with worn out batteries. This turned into a big controversy for one of the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturers. Apple is slowing down older iPhones with worn out batteries (0:50) * How this was discovered * The heart of the problem * The iPhone 6s shutting down randomly * Which iPhones are affected by slowdowns (3:40) * How Apple handled the situation * How we feel Apple should’ve responded (6:01) * Effect of this on resale value of iPhone (16:24) * Jamshed’s opinion piece on what he wants from laptops * Should you spend more than Rs. 50,000 on phones? (22:30)
21 Dec 2017
Apple Designed a Top-Notch Smartphone
The Most Memorable Phones of 2017 Orbital’s year-ender episode is here, where we look back at the best smartphones and feature phones released in 2017. Phone enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo, Aditya Shenoy, and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. The top trends in 2017 (0:55) * Bezel-free phones * Smart 4G feature phones * Honourable mentions The most memorable phones of 2017 (9:25) * Xiaomi Redmi 5A (9:44) * ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S (12:24) * Motorola Moto G5S Plus (13:06) * Xiaomi Mi A1 (13:56) * Nokia 8 (16:23) * LG V30+ (19:00) * Google Pixel 2 (20:20) * Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Samsung Galaxy S8+ (28:43) * iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (32:25)
14 Dec 2017
Is Xiaomi Mi A1 the Best Android Phone Under Rs. 15,000?
Xiaomi Mi A1 got a pretty significant price cut recently, but does that make it the best smartphone under Rs. 15,000? Android enthusiasts Aditya Shenoy and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Stock Android vs MIUI (1:23) * Why stock Android is great * What you lose if you don’t have MIUI * Are fast updates guaranteed? * Why does Mi A1 not have Android Oreo? What you get when you buy Mi A1 (7:10) * Strengths of the phone * Camera * Performance The permanent price cut (11:27) * Why the price cut happened so soon * Competing phones The Android One program (14:30) * How it has failed in the past * Will there be more Android One phones in the future? * Should that impact your purchase decision? The competition (18:22) * Xiaomi’s muddled product strategy * Phones that compete with this one * The case for a bezel-free design * Should you buy budget phones with this kind of a display? * Micromax Canvas Infinity review
7 Dec 2017
Does Google Sell Android Helmets?
Google announced Android Oreo Go, Google Maps' two-wheeler mode, and a bunch of other India-focused features. Android enthusiast Aditya Shenoy and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss. Introduction (0:00) * Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices Google Maps’ two-wheeler mode (1:13) * Our Google Maps wish list * How useful is this two-wheeler mode * Potential pitfalls * The staff member who got lost thanks to Google Maps * Wrong way shortcuts? * Where is Android Wear? Android Oreo Go (7:42) * Google Go, Files Go, Android Oreo Go launched * The Jio effect * Who this is for * What we like about these announcements * Android Go: The Details Google Didn’t Reveal During the Keynote * Do 'Lite' Android Apps for Entry Level Phones Involve Much Compromise? * Google’s Project Treble * OnePlus 5T and Its Predecessors Won't Support Project Treble * Our Reliance Jio podcast Google Assistant coming to Jio Phone (21:31) * Googl…
30 Nov 2017
Is Xiaomi Redmi 5A Truly 'Desh Ka Smartphone'?
We talk about Xiaomi’s most affordable smartphone in India — the Redmi 5A — on this week’s episode as reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab. Xiaomi Redmi 5A * Look and feel (1:30) * Introductory pricing offer (3:20) * Online and offline availability (7:10) * Why Xiaomi launched this phone (8:45) * Our first impressions (11:00) * Xiaomi's India lineup (12:35) * Who should buy Redmi 5A (17:49)
23 Nov 2017
What's Bitcoin and Should You Invest in It?
On this episode of Orbital, Bitcoin enthusiasts Kawaljit Singh Bedi and Aqiul Colombowala join host Pranay Parab to talk about the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has delivered 500 percent returns in 2017 and we answer all your questions about it. How currencies work (2:10) Inflation and exchange (5:00) How Bitcoin works — slightly technical video that does a great job at explaining basic concepts (7:30) * What Is Blockchain? Blockchain Technology Uses Beyond Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency * Newsweek’s attempt to find Satoshi Nakamoto * RBI Looking Into Cryptocurrencies, 'Not Comfortable' With Bitcoin (17:10) Should You 'Invest' in Bitcoin? (18:25) * How to Buy and Sell Bitcoin in India (19:30) * Mt. Gox and the risk of losing Bitcoin (25:25) * If you had invested $1000 in Bitcoin 7 years ago… (28:20) * Trezor hardware wallet * ‘I forgot my PIN’: An epic tale of losing $30,000 in Bitcoin (29:35)
16 Nov 2017
Is Billion Capture+ Good Enough to Take on Redmi Note 4?
Flipkart has launched a new smartphone and that means Android enthusiasts Rishi Alwani and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about it, and whether it stands a chance in a crowded budget smartphone market. Flipkart Billion Capture+ launched * Why Flipkart launched a phone * The future of Flipkart exclusives * Which phones does it compete against? * Who this is for * Flipkart’s hardware ambitions * Launch offers and discounts * What you should worry about * Will Flipkart go offline?
9 Nov 2017
iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL: All Your Questions Answered
You asked us your questions about the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2 XL and we used both phones for around a week to answer them. Gagan Gupta and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about these two phones.
2 Nov 2017
Why Xiaomi Launched the Redmi Y Series of Smartphones
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones in India. We used the Redmi Y1 for a short duration and talk about the phone, and where it stands in the market. Android enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab for this episode.
26 Oct 2017
Jio Phone and Its New Rivals: Is the True Cost in the Fine Print?
The Jio Phone introduced the concept of an 'effective price' of budget phones and its rivals have now shown up. Jio Phone experts Aditya Shenoy and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the fine print with each of these phones.
18 Oct 2017
Nokia 8: Feels Like a Nokia
Editorial head Kunal Dua and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about Nokia 8, which offers a 'bothie' camera and overall reliable performance. We discuss whether you should buy it over the OnePlus 5 or the iPhone 7.
13 Oct 2017
With Mi MIX 2, Is Xiaomi Ready to Take on OnePlus 5?
Editorial head Kunal Dua and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 - a smartphone with an almost bezel-free design. We discuss how it fares against the OnePlus 5 and whether Xiaomi can succeed in the premium segment.
5 Oct 2017
Is India Ready for Pixel 2, Google's Hardware Ecosystem?
Games editor Rishi Alwani and host Pranay Parab are joined by Roydon Cerejo, Gadgets 360’s official presence at the Google event in San Francisco, California, to talk about the event and all the big launches there. This includes Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, Google Pixel Buds, Google Pixelbook, and more.
27 Sept 2017
All Your Jio Phone Questions Answered
Games editor Rishi Alwani and reviews guy Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about Jio Phone. We've been using the Jio Phone for a week and that puts us in a unique position where we can answer all of your burning questions about the smart feature phone. http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/jio-phone-be-ready-to-pay-extra-if-you-return-it-before-3-years-1755545
19 Sept 2017
What iOS 11 Says About the Future of the iPhone and iPad
Games editor Rishi Alwani and friend of the podcast Mikhail Madnani join host Pranay Parab to discuss iOS 11 in-depth. We talk about our favourite features of iOS 11 and the direction in which Apple is taking its operating system for smartphones and tablets.
13 Sept 2017
iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Which One Should You Buy?
Editor in chief Kunal Dua and Games Editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about all of Apple's announcements at the September 12 event. This includes iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K and the Apple Watch Series 3.
7 Sept 2017
The Ultimate iPhone 8 Rumour Roundup
Apple enthusiasts Gagan Gupta and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about all the rumours surrounding the company's September 12 event. That includes speculation around the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone Edition, apart from Apple Watch and Apple TV.
31 Aug 2017
Android Oreo's Best Feature Isn't Even Here Yet
We used Android Oreo for a week to talk about its best features and weaknesses. Android enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab for this episode.
24 Aug 2017
Galaxy Note 8, Featuring ‘Bothie’ Multitasking
Samsung Galaxy Note 8's launch gave us a great excuse to talk about this smartphone on our weekly podcast - Orbital. Android enthusiasts Aditya Shenoy and Gagan Gupta join host Pranay Parab to talk about Samsung's latest flagship smartphone.
17 Aug 2017
Can Nokia 8 Be the Flagship HMD Global Needs?
The Nokia 8 is here and it signals HMD Global’s intentions to step into the flagship smartphone market and we talk about the smartphone’s chances in the Indian market on this episode of Orbital. Joining host Pranay Parab are Android enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy.
10 Aug 2017
iPhone SE at an Effective Price of Free?
On this episode of Orbital, we talk about the iPhone 8 and all other rumours surrounding upcoming iPhone launches. The Apple event for the launch of the iPhone is expected to take place in September and this time we expect more than one iPhone to be launched. To talk about what we expect from the upcoming iPhones and what that means for India, news editor Abhinav Lal and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab.
3 Aug 2017
Why Does Paytm Want to Take on WhatsApp?
Paytm wants to take on WhatsApp with its own messaging service, according to a WSJ report. That could have far-reaching consequences on the Indian apps market. WhatsApp, as we know, has been working on introducing a payments layer to its app in India. Gadgets 360’s editorial head Kunal Dua and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss what this means for India.
27 Jul 2017
Jio Phone Looks Awesome, but Is There a Catch?
While the Jio Phone generated a lot of excitement after the Reliance Jio AGM, not everything may be as rosy as it seems. There still are a lot of unanswered questions around the Jio Phone, which we try to answer on this episode of Orbital podcast. Phone enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about this.
20 Jul 2017
Can Jio, Nokia Give Feature Phone Sales a Big Boost?
While we talk about the smartphone industry quite a lot on this podcast, we don’t mention feature phones nearly as much. We decided to change that on this episode, as games editor Rishi Alwani and podcast deputy Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to see why the feature phone industry continues to remain a big part of people’s lives.
13 Jul 2017
Jio Data Leak, New Jio Plans, JioFiber: The Likely Impact
Reliance Jio may have ushered in some great calling and data plans offered by all telecom operators in India, but the recent data leak shows why every Jio user should worry. Reliance Jio's new mobile data plans, its JioFiber broadband plans, and Airtel's data rollover policy show some good signs for you, the consumer. Gadgets 360's Pranay Parab joins host Aditya Shenoy to discuss.
6 Jul 2017
Amazon Prime Day Sale Tips for the Best Shopping Experience
Amazon Prime Day sale begins on July 10 at 1800 hours IST, and Gadgets 360's online ordering enthusiasts Akhil Arora, Gagan Gupta, and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the deals worth looking out for and the ones you can skip on Amazon Prime Day.
29 Jun 2017
How GST Will Affect the Prices of Gadgets, Software in India
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is set to roll out in India on July 1, 2017. Host Pranay Parab speaks with Preeti Khurana, a Chartered Accountant who works with ClearTax to decode the impact of GST on the prices of gadgets, software, and IT services in India.
22 Jun 2017
OnePlus 5: Sometimes You Have to Settle
OnePlus 5 has been launched in India and we tell you everything you need to know about the smartphone. Games Editor Rishi Alwani and Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo used the OnePlus 5 for two weeks each and they join host Pranay Parab to talk about the phone.
15 Jun 2017
Nokia 3310 Is Actually Nokia 7
Nokia has launched three new Android phones in India. Phone enthusiasts Rishi Alwani and Pranay Parab join host Aditya Shenoy to talk about these phones and how they stack up against the competition.
6 Jun 2017
I Want a Rose Gold iMac Pro
Apple enthusiasts Rishi Alwani and Kunal Dua join host Pranay Parab to talk about WWDC 2017's keynote. We discuss iOS 11, iMac Pro, iPad Pro 10.5", HomePod, and many other things Apple announced at the event.
1 Jun 2017
Nokia's Unknown Heart May Have 8GB of RAM
Phone enthusiast Aditya Shenoy and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about Nokia and its future. We talk about the phones it has unveiled, including the 3310, and Android phones Nokia 3, 5, and 6. Then we move to its rumoured flagship Nokia 9, which may compete against the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.
25 May 2017
I Still Haven't Signed Up for UPI
Paytm is going from being just a wallet and an online store to also a payments bank. Gadgets 360's payments expert Gopal Sathe and editorial head Kunal Dua join host to discuss how this affects you.
17 May 2017
Android O Wasn’t the Star of Google I/O 2017 and That’s Just Fine
Google I/O 2017's keynote was a big indicator of the direction Google is heading in. If you thought Android O would be the star of the show, you were mistaken as Google spoke about the OS almost as an afterthought. To talk about the keynote, games editor Rishi Alwani and editor-in-chief Kunal Dua join host Pranay Parab on this episode of Orbital.
11 May 2017
What OnePlus 5 Needs to Best iPhone 7, Galaxy S8
Android fan Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone. We discuss what the company needs to do to dethrone flagships such as iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8.
4 May 2017
Could Windows 10 S Be a Game-Changer in India?
Windows enthusiasts Jamshed Avari and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about Microsoft's latest announcement - Windows 10 S. This could bring ultra low-cost laptops to India and be a big deal for many potential laptop buyers.
27 Apr 2017
Is Now the Best Time to Switch to iPhone in India?
iPhone prices are no longer sky high throughout the year. Currently in India Apple's smartphones are available at big discounts off MRP. Phone experts Jamshed Avari, Rishi Alwani, and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about the reasons behind this change in pricing strategy.
19 Apr 2017
Does Galaxy S8's Price Give It a Boost in India?
The Galaxy S8 price in India and release date have been revealed we talk about whether the pricing is a big weapon in Samsung's arsenal. Phone experts Jamshed Avari and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about several India-specific features of the phones.
13 Apr 2017
How ClearTax Is Trying to Go Beyond Tax Returns
ClearTax CEO talks to Gadgets 360's Pranay Parab about the company's ongoing journey from helping people file tax returns into becoming a wealth management hub that teaches you how to grow your money.
6 Apr 2017
A Frankenstein Named TrueWhatsAppCaller
Reliance Jio Summer Surprise Offer is a big topic of discussion in this episode as telecom experts Gopal Sathe and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about this. We also talk about YouTube Go, and WhatsApp's rumoured intentions to allow people to send money via the app.
29 Mar 2017
OK Google, Activate Bixby
Samsung has just launched the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ smartphones. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, these two smartphones are very important for Samsung to restore trust in its brand. Gagan Gupta, Rishi Alwani, and Roydon Cerejo join host Pranay Parab to talk about these phones and whether they're likely to succeed in India.
21 Mar 2017
What iPhone SE Price Cut Means for India
Apple launched a new variant of the iPhone and a new iPad, apart from two new variants of the iPhone SE. The big news for India is, of course, the price cut for the iPhone SE. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari, games editor Rishi Alwani, and host Pranay Parab discuss what these Apple announcements mean for India.
16 Mar 2017
Is Moto G5 Plus the best affordable Android smartphone Indians can buy right now? Do you really need to spend more than Rs. 15,000 on a smartphone? Is stock Android really as big a deal as some people claim it is? Android enthusiasts Roydon Cerejo, Rishi Alwani, and Gagan Gupta join host Pranay Parab to discuss.
9 Mar 2017
It's Like a Packet of Biscuits
Telecom industry watchers Gopal Sathe and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to talk about the "unlimited" data plans offered by Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel, and Idea. Will these benefit consumers in the long run or are we likely to see a price rise? That and a lot more in this episode.
1 Mar 2017
Nokia 3310 Feels Like a Hammer
An episode dedicated to smartphones as we talk about Nokia's big comeback and other major announcements from Lenovo, LG, and Sony. Hindi editor Sandeep Kumar Sinha and senior editor Ketan Pratap join host Pranay Parab in a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
23 Feb 2017
Truecaller: Essential, Evil, or Both?
Truecaller is one of the most popular apps in India and many other parts of the world. Its key feature is spam prevention but plenty of privacy concerns surround the app. Rohan Naravane, Gagan Gupta, and Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss whether privacy should be the price to pay for convenience.
16 Feb 2017
Monster CPU at Deadly Price?
AMD's Ryzen line of CPUs is going to be launched soon and it could offer great performance at half the price of competing CPUs. We discuss whether all the hype is just a marketing gimmick and whether the final product line will deliver on the promises.
9 Feb 2017
Should Apple Sell Used iPhones in India?
Apple may have plans to manufacture iPhones in India if strong rumours and according to a minister's tweet. We discuss how this could impact iPhone prices in the country and whether selling refurbished iPhones in India is a good idea.
2 Feb 2017
How Reliable Is Google Maps?
Google Maps is perhaps the most widely used service in India for navigation. We talk about what Google needs to do to improve its service in India.
26 Jan 2017
Welcome to India
We've used the three major video streaming services in India - Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix. We speak about all three and which one of them is the best.
19 Jan 2017
Hopefully You Won't Bankrupt Yourself This Way
Unified Payments Interface could be the future of online payments in India but there are several teething issues that need to be sorted out. One of the largest banks in India has blocked a UPI app, which is inconveniencing people and we point out that in this scenario, all parties are to be blamed.
12 Jan 2017
Depths of Other People's Depravity
Gadgets 360's two-person reviews team returns from CES 2017 in Las Vegas with crazy jet lag and some fond memories. We discuss the best things we saw on the show floor and the tech trends that emerged from CES 2017.
5 Jan 2017
CES 2017 Has Trumped All My Expectations
We talk about the launches from CES 2017 that excited us the most. From Google Assistant, Chromebooks, to gaming laptops and fitness wearables, there's a lot to discuss from the world's biggest tech show.
29 Dec 2016
Don't Say That
We pick our favourite things from 2016 and talk about the stuff we're looking forward to from 2017. Topics range from Forza Horizon 3 to Aadhaar cards.
22 Dec 2016
If It's Free It's Good
We've been using Reliance Jio for a few months now, which means it's time to talk about the service. Is it the amazing, affordable high-speed Internet paradise that India deserves or yet another marketing gimmick?
16 Dec 2016
It Was Spelt Todd for Some Reason
Nintendo's first real game for smartphones is here. We talk about everything we love about Super Mario Run and the many ways in which it can be a lot better.
15 Dec 2016
I Can't Even Fit This Movie
Amazon Prime Video has been launched in India at an insanely low price. Will this force competitors such as Netflix to reduce the price and does Amazon have enough in its catalogue to justify purchasing a subscription.
8 Dec 2016
People Are Bad With Passwords
Security or convenience, which side of the rope are you on? As RBI announced that you don't need to enter a second password for online payments of under Rs. 2,000 anymore, our payments experts gather to discuss whether this is a good move and who it will benefit.
1 Dec 2016
WhatsApp Is the New Facebook
WhatsApp addicts meet a social media hermit to talk about the pros and cons of the Facebook-owned messaging app.
24 Nov 2016
A Club Sandwich
With a brand new PS4 Pro in the Gadgets 360 office, we talk about all that’s changed in the new gaming console from Sony. We discuss whether you should buy the PS4 Pro if you already have a PS4 and who should definitely buy this.
17 Nov 2016
The Vain and the Shabbily Dressed
We tried making several video calls on WhatsApp to see if the feature works. We discuss whether the feature is a game-changer in India.
9 Nov 2016
Most Popular Science Fiction From India
The Gadgets 360 team dials down on all the jubilation around the government’s move to discontinue Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes. Is it really going to bring in a new era in digital payments? We’re not very optimistic about that.
3 Nov 2016
I Was Stupid at the Time
What do you gain when you spend more than Rs. 1,000 on headphones? Who should buy these expensive headphones? Can you be happy with the headphones that shipped with your smartphone? We answer all of these questions.
27 Oct 2016
Not a Laptop for Mere Mortals
Apple just announced fancy new MacBook Pro laptops. We discuss all that’s new, and whether we’re excited about these laptops. Also in the show - does Apple care about the other Macs in its lineup?
21 Oct 2016
Taking Arrows to the Knees
Nintendo Switch has some unique features that could make it perfect for India. But will Nintendo’s upcoming console ever make it to the country? We discuss that and why we’re really looking forward to its launch early next year.
20 Oct 2016
The Dreaded F Word - Fragmentation
Here’s what we want from the long-overdue updates to Apple’s Mac lineup. The event is on October 27, so expect speculation on the improvements all of the Macs could get.
13 Oct 2016
400 Flying Monkeys on Screen
We used iPhone 7 and talk about how we feel about it. Longtime Android users discuss why they want to switch to the iPhone 7 Plus.
4 Oct 2016
Quite Black, Really Blue, Very Silver
Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones have been launched but should you buy them? We discuss that and whether any of Google Home, Google Wifi, or Chromecast Ultra will come to India. Plus the star of the show, which was not any of these gadgets.
29 Sept 2016
It's a WhatsApp Killer
We talk about Google's India-centric apps and announcements, followed by what to expect at Google's October 4 event.
20 Sept 2016
Self Driving Cars With Autopilot
Why we fell in love with Forza Horizon 3, one of the best racing games ever made.
15 Sept 2016
You Can Delete Apple Maps
Right after Apple launched iOS 10, we talk about the things we like and don't in the latest operating system.
7 Sept 2016
Because It's an iPhone
Why we're excited about all of Apple's announcements at the September 7 event, including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2.
5 Sept 2016
Right Next to Your LP Player
PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, and everything else expected at Sony PlayStation Meeting.
2 Sept 2016
I Read That on Gadgets360.com
The iPhone 7 is expected to be announced on September 7 and here's everything we expect the company to announce.
1 Sept 2016
HD Voice Calling for the Win
Reliance Jio 4G tariffs were revealed and we talk about its implications for India. This makes cellular data a lot cheaper in India and introduces free voice calling and text messages. But is there a catch?
25 Aug 2016
Even Indie Gamers Don't Want That Game
PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Games With Gold - which is the better subscription service?
18 Aug 2016
No Man's Sky Is Life
No Man's Sky is the among the most hyped games of 2016. We discuss whether the game lives up to its billing.
11 Aug 2016
It's a Solo Experience
Virtual reality has been the next big thing for too long and now it's close to going mainstream. We discuss what it is and why you should care about it, and share our fun and creepy VR experiences.
4 Aug 2016
Don't Buy It at Launch, Please
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been announced. We discuss its best features and whether Indian buyers can expect a price drop anytime soon.
28 Jul 2016
Video Is Like Whipped Cream
Amazon Prime has launched in India at a pretty low price. We discuss whether the subscription service is worth buying in India, where many of Amazon Prime US' best features are unavailable.
21 Jul 2016
Haha You Could Not Buy One of My Phones
Flash sales for smartphones and other gadgets are disrespectful to customers willing to pay. We discuss why they need to go away.
14 Jul 2016
Pokemon Go Players With No Life
How to catch powerful Pokemon? How to beat others at battles at Pokemon Gyms? How to survive while playing Pokemon Go? All your Pokemon Go questions answered in this episode
7 Jul 2016
Free WiFi Pineapple
Free public Wi-Fi networks are not safe. We discuss the precautions you need to take before logging in.
30 Jun 2016
Game of Thrones Season 6 - Go Lyanna
Three Gadgets 360 staff writers dive into the latest season of HBO's fantasy epic, which continues to be among the best shows on TV.
23 Jun 2016
Windows 10 Laptops Under Rs. 15,000 ($220)
Windows 10 laptops from reputed manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, and Acer are available under Rs. 15,000. The deal sounds too good to be true, so we discuss if there is a catch and whether you should buy these affordable laptops.
16 Jun 2016
Stealth Mode for Trolls
Forza Horizon 3, Dishonored 2, and God of War are just three of all the exciting games from E3 2016. We go on a hype overdrive before the reality of release dates brings us crashing down.
13 Jun 2016
WWDC 2016 Special
From upgrades to the Messages app to much-needed Apple Music improvements, we talk about the things we loved and some we weren't impressed with during the WWDC 2016 keynote.
9 Jun 2016
Euro 2016 Special: FIFA 16 vs PES 2016
Both FIFA 16 and PES 2016 have a huge fanbase, but only one offers officially licensed UEFA Euro 2016 content. We discuss what we like and dislike about these two football games and which one you should buy.
9 Jun 2016
iOS 10 Marshmallow
Before WWDC 2016, we discuss what we want from Apple's biggest conference for developers. Featuring Siri, Macs, OS X, iOS 10, and much more.
2 Jun 2016
Mini PlayStation 4 With Orange Lights
E3 2016, one of the world's biggest gaming events, is almost here. We talk about what to look forward to including PS4 Neo, Xbox mini, and the games we're most excited about.
26 May 2016
PlayStation 3: Is It for Me?
The Sony PlayStation 3 is one of the cheapest gaming consoles in the world and offers some great games at ridiculously low prices. Should you buy it?
19 May 2016
Allo, Welcome to Google I/O
Google announced two new messaging apps - Allo and Duo. While these are great, where does that leave good old Hangouts? We talk about promised seamless Android updates while wondering how many phones even get Android updates.
12 May 2016
Intel has abandoned its efforts to crack the smartphone market, but does that mean we can rule out the company entirely? Also, is Viv what Siri should have been?
5 May 2016
Is it time to stop paying for smartphones? LeEco seems to think so. It might offer free smartphones in a bid to push its content service in India. But is India ready to finally start paying for content? We dissect Google's big carrier billing push in the country to find out.
28 Apr 2016
The Indian government has made it mandatory for mobile phones sold in India after January 1, 2017 to have a panic button. We discuss this means for the smartphone market. Followed by Nintendo's proposed entry into the world of mobile games with Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing.
21 Apr 2016
Die 3.5mm Jack, Die?
Should the 3.5mm headphone jack die? Why are smartwatches still so expensive?