Lava sees 30% jump in sales in Q3; to invest Rs 2,615 cr in manufacturing

Lava International, the mobile brand, said its revenue grew 23% to Rs 7,626 crore last year, bucking the general trend seen in Indian telecom handset brands. In addition, the company saw strong growth in sales in the last three months, it said. The total handsets shipped by the company in the three months from July […]

LAVA launches A97 smartphone with 4G VoLTE @ Rs 5,949

Mobile handset manufacturer LAVA International Ltd launched its new LAVA A97 with 4G access and 5 MP selfie camera at Rs 5,949. Lava A97´s wide range of specifications includes 5 inch screen of FWVGA resolution, 5MP rear and ‘selfie’ camera (both with LED flash), 4G VoLTE connectivity, etc. The smartphone is packed with new camera […]

Why you SHOULDN’T buy the new Rs 2,999 LYF flame mobiles with Reliance Jio free 4G

At long last, Reliance Jio’s sister company Reliance Retail has launched four new LYF phones starting at just Rs 2,999 in its ‘Flame’ series. These phones sound too good to be true, given that 4G handsets currently cost at least Rs 4,000 or more. But are they? Or should someone looking for a cheap smartphone […]

Lenovo Vibe K5 user reviews point to poor camera, decent handset

Lenovo’s latest entry-level warrior, the Vibe K5 Note, started selling two weeks ago and going by initial user reviews, the phone ticks all boxes except one – camera. The device has been found to be acceptable or good in all respects such as performance and display, but the camera been variously described as poor, terrible, below average […]

LeEco sells Rs 780000000 worth of Le 2, Le Max2 on Day 1 of flash sale

LeEco, the Chinese ‘ecosystem player’ that arguably offers the best value-for-money smartphones in India, 61,000 of its second-generation smartphones worth Rs 72 crore on Day 1 of its sales. The company sold the Le 2 and its more expensive cousin, the Le Max 2, yesterday on and Flipkart at prices of Rs 11,999 and 22,999 […]

Intex Aqua Super with Reliance 4G SIM, 3GB RAM priced at Rs 5,909; better than LYF Flame 1

Under its Reliance 4G upgrade offer, PayTM is offering Intex Aqua Super 16 GB phone for just Rs 5,909 under a cash back scheme along with a free 4G SIM from Reliance Communications. The Intex phone is currently selling on Snapdeal for Rs 7,500 and on Amazon for Rs 8,300 and was launched late last year […]

4G phone share rises to 62% from 11% in one year – Reliance Jio

The share of 4G-enabled phones in the overall smartphone sales in India has zoomed to 62% in January from 11% a year ago, Reliance Jio said while briefing analysts about its fourth-quarter results. In the Rs 8,000-plus category, 95% of the smartphones come with 4G LTE, the operator said. Jio had been criticized for going […]

Karbonn launches VR headset + smartphone bundle at Rs 7,490 price

After big brands like Lenovo and Xiaomi, Karbonn too has launched its range of VR headsets and handsets. The first two VR models are Karbonn Quattro L52 and Karbonn Titanium Mach 6. The headset will come bundled with the handsets, which are priced at Rs 7,490 and Rs 8,790. “Virtual reality is the next big […]

Lenovo K5 Plus: Disappointing camera & battery, heating issues figure in user reviews

Lenovo is holding its second open sale of its K5 Plus note today at 12 PM on Flipkart. However, user reviews of the product by those who bought the phone in the first sale have highlighted three irritating problems with the phone — poor camera, poor battery and heating. On the positive side, display and […]

Can Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 take on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with a price of Rs 15,990

Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphones for India today — the Galaxy J7 priced at Rs 15,990 and the J5 at Rs 13,990, taking on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Le 2. Both phones will be available on Flipkart only. The highlights of the 2016 J7 are as follows: METAL BUILD: Comes  with a new diamond cut metal […]

No word on 32 GB Redmi Note 3 availability in next flash sale on March 30

Fans are eagerly waiting for information on whether or not the 32-GB version of Redmi Note 3 will be put up for sale on March 30, the date of the next flash sale. While the invite for today’s sale initially said ’32 GB and 16 GB’ and was later corrected to ’16 GB’ only, Amazon’s […]

FIRST SALE: Lenovo K5 Plus takes on Coolpad Note 3 Lite, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Lenovo K5 Plus, the successor the enormously successful A6000 series, is all set to go on open sale in less than two hours on Flipkart, but at Rs 8,499 — can it really compete against models like Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? Besides, can it overcome the divide between entry-level and […]