Camera with Laser sensor and dual tone LED flash

Should you buy ASUS Zenfone Max?

All the features can’t help you if you don’t have enough juice to run the device. Taking this as the keypoint ASUS launched a smartphone Zenfone Max with huge battery capacity. So today we will review the smartphone and I will tell you should you buy ASUS Zenfone Max or not. The main thing to look out for is other features as the phone will have a good battery, no doubt in that.

Should you buy ASUS Zenfone Max?

Should you buy ASUS Zenfone Max?

Zenfone Max connectors and external buttons


The Zenfone Max has a good build quality with Faux leather finish back. It feels good even better than Zenfone Zoom back design. The phone is heavy weighs 202g mostly due to the huge battery.  ASUS was never famous for making light slim phones. On the front it has 3 touch capacitive buttons that are again not backlighted. I don’t think they are planning to do that even in the near future. This time we have the volume rockers and the power button on the right side, the micro-USB port at the bottom with the 3.5mm jack on the top. On the back there is the camera with laser autofocus sensor and dual tone LED flash. The grip of the phone is good due to the leather finish. The back cover is removable but the battery is not.


The phone boasts a 5.5-inch screen which is not at all easy to handle with one hand. The debate on the screen size will go on as it all depends on the user if it suits him/her or not. For me, I am now habitual using the 5.5-inch screen and there are some pros of having a larger screen. Though the bezels can be reduced by removing the touch capacitive buttons and providing the  on-screen option only. The display is an HD display having resolution 720 x 1280 pixels with pixel density not more than 267ppi. The phone just has an average display which is not at all impressive while you look at it. I didn’t like the display quality much but it is not that bad for normal usage. Speaking about the protection which is again an important factor in any device, the phone has Gorilla Glass 4 support which will definitely try to avoid scratches.


This is where the smartphone didn’t prove to be up to the mark. The ASUS Zenfone Max comes with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset with Quadcore processor clocked at 1.2GHz only. It has 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage which can be expanded using a Micro SD card. For graphics support it has Adreno 306 GPU. Enough of the numerical stats, for the real experience the phone is only good for average/normal users. High-end users must not at all go for this device. ASUS Zenfone Max will run normal apps with no issues as such, but as soon as you move on to above normal level gaming the phone starts to show issues. I was able to run Asphalt 8 but not very smoothly and high-end game like N.O.V.A. 3 failed totally. So this is a phone that can handle normal everyday task easily. I really expected a bit better from ASUS in this segment along with the powerful battery backup. I got an AnTuTu Score of 24735.

ASUS Zenfone Max AnTuTu Benchmark Score

AnTuTu Score Zenfone Max


For the software part, Zenfone Max comes with Android Lollipop running Zen UI on top of that. Now there are two thing that you want to know. One that the smartphone comes with many app which may prove to be useful or useless depending on the user. You can always uninstall or disable those apps but I will go ahead and call them bloatware. Second thing is the OS consumes way more battery than other apps and even Screen. They really need to work on this segment. You can go ahead and disable all apps from auto start manager to extend the battery life if you are using a Zenfone.


ASUS Zenfone Zoom has a 13MP rear shooter along with 5MP camera in the front. At the back it also has laser auto focus and dual tone LED flash support. The camera performs good in adequate light conditions, but some disturbance(grainy texture) can be seen while shooting indoors. I guess this is the case with most of the Zenfone series smartphones. So always try to have good light before you go to shoot pictures with this smartphone. You can always use the low light mode but that will decrease the pixel density. Zenfone Max is able to record full HD videos at 30fps. You can experiment with different camera modes provided by ASUS according to the surrounding you are shooting in. No phone camera can beat the beautification feature of ASUS, right girls?

Sound & Connectivity

Zenfone max internal slots

The sound from this device has average volume level not the best for music lovers. The speaker grill is at the back placed at the bottom. The phone has a dual sim support with 4G/3G/2G on first SIM & 3G/2G on the second. Other than that the phone supports Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS & USB OTG. You can connect your pendrives/USBdrives to the phone and share the data between the two.


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Reverse Charging – Using Zenfone Max to charge other phones

Here comes the main feature of this phone i.e. the battery backup. ASUS Zenfone Max has a 5000mAh huge battery pack. This will help you last for 2 days easily even more if you are a normal user. Power users can use the phone with extensive gaming and movies for one day. Moreover one of the very special feature of the phone is Reverse charging. What it means is that, you can use this as a power bank and charge your other devices too. For that you can use USB OTG cable that comes with the smartphone. I must agree that surviving 2 days without charging does bring back the golden old days. It feels good to use the screen on more than 50% brightness and still don’t have to care for low battery. I really hope that if all the phones had such good battery backup. The charger provided with this phone is not a fast charger. The charging time is approx 4 hrs for full charge.

Pricing & Availability

The phone is available for Rs. 9,999 on Flipkart and Amazon. It is available in two colors Osmium black(Leather like finish) & Pure white(Eggshell Finish). You get a charger, USB cable, USB OTG cable, warranty and stuff along with this phone. You also get 5GB ASUS cloud storage and 100GB Google Drive storage for 2 years.


Coming to the final question should you buy ASUS Zenfone Max? It is quite simple now, the users who give more weightage to a good battery than performance must definitely go for this phone. Means the users who use normal messaging, calls, few other apps. Now for the power users and gamers I won’t recommend this device at all because, you will have all the juice in the world but the high end games won’t work. Lastly for the users who give preference to camera, I would suggest Max has a decent camera considering the price range, or you can go for other options like Mi4i. For power users I will recommend Coolpad Note 3, Le1s or other good smartphones in this price range. Again, Max lacks a fingerprint sensor too so choose wisely according to your needs.


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XYRA XL fully Reversible USB cable review

XYRA is a new company that manufactures some innovative products and accessories. The previous product that XYRA launched was a powercard (powerbank) that fits in your pocket.  This time the company is aiming at a common problem that most people have to go through while charging their smartphones, i.e. checking the orientation of the connectors. So we are sharing with you the XYRA XL fully Reversible USB cable review. I used this cable for quite a few days to test the durability and other features that the company promises. Here are the results of what I experienced and how I feel about this accessory.

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XYRA XL Fully Reversible USB cable Review :


XYRA XL fully reversible USB cable review

Reversible USB 2.0 and Micro USB

I know you may be thinking that I am trying to make a hype out of a USB syncing cable, but trust me it has some good quality when it comes to the build and design. Unlike the traditional cables that had a fibre cover or plastic covering, the XYRA XL cable comes with both the coatings. On the inside, it has a fibre coating and on the top it is covered with plastic to give more strength along with the look of fibre. The connectors have a anodized aluminium coating to prevent it from losing its shine or catch rust. The USB syncing cable has a premium look and is available in 4 colors viz. Gold, Rose Gold, Space Grey and Silver.

XYRA XL fully reversible USB cable review

Fibre+Plastic coating


  • Dual Oriented connectors
  • Fabric+Plastic coating
  • 1.5m cable length
  • Lightning and Micro-USB variants

As you must have known about the key feature by the title fully reversible, that means you can flip the Micro-USB (or lightning connector) and the USB 2.0 both for connecting it with your smartphone or other devices. So from now on no need to look at the orientation of the connectors, just plug it in like a DC jack or a 3.5mm audio jack. One more thing that we still hate about the USB cables is the length which is 1m in most cases. But power users like me would prefer a bit longer cable and that is fulfilled here as the XYRA XL cable measures 1.5m in length. Apart from that its tough plastic coating prevents it from getting tangled and the plastic clasp helps in keeping the cable wrapped. The USB syncing cable is meant for charging as well as syncing data with your PC/Laptop. It comes in two variants, Lightning connector to USB for APPLE devices and Micro-USB to USB for Android, Windows, Blackberry devices.

Availability and Pricing

The price of the cable on Amazon for the Micro-USB variant is $9.99 and for the Lightning is $16.99. Now this is where I think the things would have been better if the pricing was kept low. For the Indian market this is too much cost for a USB syncing cable considering its features. But if you have no budget constraint then you should definitely go for this cable, and I am sure it will not disappoint you in any of its features.

Visit the official XYRA website for more information. So this was the XYRA XL fully reversible USB cable review. Post your doubts and queries in the comments section below.



Lenovo K3 Note full review



Lenovo has launched some great phones in the low budget segment like Lenovo A6000, A7000 & the A7000 Plus. And in March 2015 a new smartphone Lenovo K3 Note was introduced by them in the sub-10k segment. So today we are doing Lenovo K3 Note full review to find out if its worth your money.

Design – 7.5/10

Lenovo K3 Note looks similar to the previous smartphones launched by Lenovo. It has a full plastic compact body with removable back cover. The dimensions of the phone are 152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm and the weight is just 150g though it has a 5.5-inch screen. The micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack are on the top. Volume rockers and power button are placed at the most convenient position i.e. on the right side. The primary microphone is present at the bottom and secondary at the back. On the rear, we have 13MP camera with dual led flash, speaker grill, and a Lenovo logo at the center. The three navigation buttons on the front are not backlight which will be an issue while using phone in the dark. This is just a basic requirement, but many other smartphones also lack this backlight feature. Design wise the phone is slim and light in weight but the build doesn’t feels sturdy.

Display – 9/10



The Lenovo K3 Note has a 5.5-inch full HD(1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It has no screen protection as such and is a fingerprint magnet, so you will need to additionally apply screen protectors to keep it scratch proof. The phone has nice viewing angles which will make your gaming and movie watching experience better. I would say this is one of the best displays that you can get in this range of smartphones. Lenovo has done some substantial improvement in Display quality if compared to previous A series phones.

Performance – 7.5/10

Lenovo K3 Note runs on 64 bit Octa-core A53 cortex(MediaTek 6752 SoC) processor clocked at 1.7Ghz and Mali-T760 MP2 graphics. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage upto 32GB using external microSD card. In a normal usage I did not find any lag while running multiple apps simultaneously.  We tested many games like Asphalt 8, Dead Trigger 2, Daddy was a thief etc and most of the games ran without any lag. But high-end games like N.O.V.A. 3 had some frame drops while running, so don’t expect too much on the gaming side. The phone does gets a bit warm while gaming, but it is bearable. Overall the performance is great on this device if we keep hardcore gaming aside.

Coming to the software specifications, the phone comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The interface is Lenovo’s own VIBE UI which has many apps preloaded. The good news this time is that you can uninstall most of the unwanted apps. You don’t have any app drawer so all the apps are placed on the home screen. You need to turn off the cell broadcast as it is quite annoying while using the phone in day to day life. Apart from that you can customize the phone as per your choice from the settings option, or download your favourite launcher.

Camera (6.5/10), Sound (8.5/10), and Connectivity (9/10)

Lenovo K3 Note comes with a 13MP rear shooter with a Dual LED Flash which is capable of capturing images with a resolution of 4128×3096 pixels. The picture quality in adequate light condition is pretty good, but in low light conditions you can notice noise in the photo. For low light conditions I would suggest you turn on LED Flash as its quite powerful and keep the phone steady while taking pictures.The front is a 5MP shooter which can take decent selfies. The camera can record 1080p videos which turns out to be good with adequate amount of light.  So overall I would say the camera is slightly above average when it comes to K3 Note.

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Lenovo K3 Note Speaker Grill

The speaker grill on this smartphone is at the back and the volume is loud which is rarely seen nowadays. With Dolby Atmos equalisation, you can get a good surround sound experience but put on the earphones to notice the difference clearly.

The phone supports Dual Sim with 4G LTE support which enables high speed internet connectivity. Other options such as Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS are also available. There is no NFC feature present, but it does support USB on the GO (OTG) so you can connect your USB drives to transfer data.

Dual Sim 4G LTE, microSD

Dual Sim 4G LTE, microSD

Battery and Availability (7/10)

Coming to the most important feature of a smartphone i.e. battery life, Lenovo K3 Note has a 2900mAh removable battery. Well I was not much impressed by the battery life of this device as it lasted for half day in my case with moderate usage. I would recommend using battery saver mode for those who wants to stretch the battery life a bit more. The phone was available in Flash sale, but its now sold openly on Flipkart. There are three colour variants of the phone viz. Onyx Black, Pearl White, & Laser Yellow.


Lenovo K3 Note would make a good choice while buying a phone in sub 10k segment. The Display and sound does seems to amaze with moderate performance and average camera, battery life. If you want alternatives then it would be Coolpad Note 3 if you want 3GB RAM and Fingerprint scanner. You can also go for ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser, Meizu M2 Note, or Yureka Plus. If you have any doubts please post them in the comment section below. If you like our review Please SHARE it on Facebook,Twitter. Google Plus or any other social media platform.

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Should you buy ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe?

ASUS recently launched the new Zenfone 2 series which comprised of Deluxe, Laser, GO and the Selfie variants of the smartphone. This article is all about ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe. This variant was made by keeping design factor in the mind as we have a new style of back cover hence the name Deluxe. Though there are no significant upgrades in other features if we compare it to ASUS Zenfone 2. Let’s take it for an in-depth review and find out if you should buy ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe.

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Should you buy ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe: Full Review

I have rated the phone as per the different features of the smartphone. Have a look at each feature in detail and choose if the phone satisfies your requirements, after all it’s your choice.

Box Content

  • ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe
  • Travel Adapter (18W)
  • USB cable
  • User guide
  • Warranty card

Design – (9/10)

Smartphones manufactured by ASUS always have a very good build quality. They may be a little bit heavy in weight, but they are quite sturdy. ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe also has a flat screen with a curvy back. It has a back cover with 3D shiny polygons all over it, giving it a crystal diamond look which looks amazing. This is the only major difference if we compare it with the original Zenfone 2. The dimensions of the phone are 77.2 x 152.5 x 10.9 cm (WxDxH) and weighs 170g. There are no buttons or slots on the sides. On the back, it has dual color LED flash, 13 MP camera, volume rockers, ASUS logo, & speaker grill all arranged vertically in the center. On the top, there is the power button, headphone jack, and the secondary noise-cancelling microphone. The worst thing about Zenfone 2 series is that the power button is on the top. It is very hard to access and being a phablet makes it more difficult. I would recommend you to use the double tap to wake feature, and will also give a feedback to ASUS about it. They are just focusing on making the phone look symmetrical. The micro USB slot is at the bottom with the primary microphone. In the front, the three navigation buttons are placed separately from the display and they don’t have backlight which is again major drawback in ASUS smartphones. The back cover is removable and you can see the 2 SIM slots along with the micro SD card slot. The primary SIM slot supports 4G/3G/2G while the second SIM slot only supports 2G. You can expand the memory upto 128 GB using the micro SD card. The battery is non-removable. One more interesting thing about the back cover is, it doesn’t attract any fingerprints marks or smudges. It is very difficult to use the phone with only one hand, being a phablet you must use two hands. The summary would be, ASUS has done a great job in terms of design, the new 3D crystallized back cover, metallic rim finish to buttons & camera which gives a premium look to the Zenfone 2 Deluxe.

Display – (8/10)

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The ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display having resolution 1920×1080 pixels. The viewing angles on the phone are good and the touch is very responsive. You need to increase the brightness as the screen is very reflective and you will see your reflection if the brightness is too low or if you go outdoors. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which will protect the phone from getting scratches and other damages. There are different modes to adjust the color saturation as per the task you are performing.

Performance – (9/10)

First let’s talk about hardware specifications of the Zenfone 2 Deluxe. It has an Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. For graphics, there is PowerVR G6430 GPU which can run almost every game you throw at it. You have a big advantage in multitasking if you have 4GB RAM on your phone. There is no lag as such in the daily usage. You have 64GB of internal storage on this phone(128 GB variant available too) which is more than enough and mostly you will not need to expand the storage. If need arises then you can expand the storage upto 128Gb using an external SD card.

The phone does get heated up from back and on the display if you play high-end games for too long, but that is bearable. I tried Asphalt 8, Dead trigger 2, Brothers in arms 3, N.O.V.A. 3, and Implosion: Never lose hope. All the games ran perfectly on the phone with just a very few frame drops. It is a good phone for gamers who can get the same performance as the high-end phones.

Benchmark scores for ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe

On the software side it comes with Android 5.0 – lollipop out of the box and runs on ZEN UI its own customized UI. You can customize the looks and features of the phone as per your choice. There is a wide variety of themes available for you to choose from. The Zenfone 2 Deluxe has a lot of bloatware preinstalled though you can uninstall a few apps and disable the others. All the apps are arranged in proper category folders which makes it look clean. You can try various preinstalled apps like MiniMovie, PhotoCollage, Party Link, Share Link, PC link etc. instead of downloading their alternatives.

Camera – (7/10)

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe comes with a 13MP shooter with a dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. It can take pictures having resolution 4128 x 3096 pixels and record 1080p videos at 30fps.

Camera Samples:

The quality of the image is good in daylight and below average in low light. The camera adds up a lot of noise in the low light scenario. Though you can try the low light mode which improves the image quality a bit, but it can only take 3MP shots. One big bug that I noticed was when you try to take a picture in a completely dark environment using the LED flash, the camera is not able to focus and you get a completely de-focused image. Maybe it’s due to the sync issues between the LED flash and the lens focus timing, but it needs to be fixed.

ASUS Zenfone 2 DELUXE low light comparison

The shutter speed is increased as compared to Zenfone 2 which was very slow. The most used feature in Zenfones is the beautification which works excellent by bringing uniformity of color on the face and removing all acne and other marks. One of the good things about ASUS smartphones is the camera UI, as it has various different modes out of which most of them works great.

This time I tried recording a slow motion video, but it did not came out to be as expected. The video was very laggy and the slow motion still needs some work. The other features are selfie panorama, night, HDR, Low light, GIF animation, time-lapse, super resolution, depth of field, time rewind, miniature etc. It’s just fun playing with these features and taking snaps according to your background. You can also take a 360-degree picture by using the mode panosphere, but it also lags as you take your last shots to complete the sphere. I guess they need to provide a software update to fix these bugs. Front facing camera can again take some amazing selfies considering that you don’t have a low light situation.

Connectivity – (9/10)

ASUS Zenfone comes with Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, dual SIM (micro sim, 4G + 2G), and NFC support. NFC is an important feature though most of the users don’t make good use of it. In the future it will become a necessity while making payments through the smartphone. The phone has USB OTG support, so you can connect your pen drives and other USB devices if compatible.

Speaker grills

Speaker grills

The speakers are at the back and has an average sound output level. It surely does work great if you are in the same room and you can enjoy stuff like watching movies, playing songs and games. Don’t get confused with the dotted grill type design in the front, the actual speaker grill is at the back.

Battery – (6.5/10)

The phone has a 3000mAh battery which is just not enough if you are a power user. The phone will last for around 12 hours for a normal usage and around 5hrs on heavy gaming. I would recommend you to use the various power saving modes that can at least make the phone last for a day. Or you can carry the charger with you and use the ASUS BoostMaster technology to quickly charge your phone.

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Travel adapter (18W)

It takes around 40 mins to charge the phone to 60%. Remember to use the same charger that came with Zenfone 2 Deluxe as it supports quick charge and is of 18W. If you want to make calls and your phone is dead then charge it for 10 mins and get 4hrs of 2G talk time and 2.7hrs of 3G talk time as promised by ASUS. This can be a real life saver in case of emergency.

Pricing and availability – (8/10)

The Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML is available for Rs.22,999 for the 64GB variant and 29,999 for the 128GB version on Flipkart. There are two color options that you can choose from illusion white and illusion blue(purple). I would recommend you to go for purple as the 3D crystal polygons looks great on it. There are various other accessories for Zenfone 2 available like ZenFlash, Lolliflash, ZenPower.


Checkout: ZenFlash full Review

Also see: ASUS ZenPower 10050mAh in-depth review


Well it comes down to whether you should buy ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe or not. The design and performance are great, the camera is excellent in daylight but average in low light, and the battery backup is just decent. The phone looks premium but lacks USB-C and fingerprint sensor which are available in OnePlus 2. You can choose between the two.

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Fiticket App allows you to Workout anywhere anytime

Fiticket app

Fiticket overview

The main rising issue of this digital age is the lack of physical exercise. We are all busy doing our work on computers/Laptops sitting at one place for hours without any workout. Some people do visit the gym, but they are not able to maintain the consistency due to time management issues or may be location constraint. To solve this problem, Fiticket app allows you to workout anywhere anytime. You can choose any place which is nearest to your current location and perform any activity you like. There are various activities you can choose from to break your regular monotonous schedule.

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Fiticket activities

One can pick any activity from the 2000 activities offered. From basic activities like using the gym and swimming pools, there are a lot of group classes like yoga, zumba, pilates, crossfit, spinning etc. A variety of dance classes are available such as salsa, jazz, contemporary, tango, and kathak. MMA(Mixed Martial Arts) activities include kickboxing, taekwondo, kravmaga, kalaripattayu, judo and tai chi. Exciting new premium activities can also be found on Fiticket app such as Aerial yoga, surfboard workouts, capoeira, bokwa, trx as well many cardio based group workouts such as cross and functional training, body pump, body combat etc. The availability of these activities will totally depend on your location. Currently, the app is available for users living in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune.

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Fiticket nearest gym and activity centre


This app is available for both major platforms Android and IOS. When you first sign in, you get a 1-week free trial pass to experience various services offered by this new app. With Fiticket, there is something for everyone. The busy working professional, the new mom, the college student, fitness buff, frequent traveler, the first timer and anyone who’s looking to break the monotony – will all find something that appeals to them. There are all kinds of activities for all levels, and to fit everyone’s schedule.

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Fiticket activity details

SahilKukreja, Founder and CEO at Fiticket says, “We have covered more than 600 locations in Mumbai alone and have more than 100 tie ups in Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune which makes it more than 900 tie ups across these cities. Fiticket has grown four fold with 5000 registered users over a period of 45 days. The App offers about 2000 activities in a day and is available on Android and iOS.”

Fiticket app

Fiticket app error

I reviewed the app and found that it still needs some updates and bug fixes. I tried booking a session at 10:30 PM for the next day, but I kept getting a warning “Cannot book a class now. Please try again after 11:00 AM”. So I don’t know how am I supposed to book an early morning session. Also, I need to attend these sessions to see the quality of service they offer. When you choose an activity and click explore, a list of all the nearest workout centres is displayed. Each and every centre has details about the address with a map and the contact info. You can choose the time slot and also see the list of things you need to carry(if applicable). After expiry of the trial period, you need to purchase a membership of Fiticket app. Various packages offered are as follows. All the payment options are available including cash on delivery (C.O.D.).

Fiticket app

Fiticket membership/subscription charges

Personally I haven’t tried Fiticket app yet, as I am also the lazy type of guy. Though I do appreciate the idea behind this new app to encourage workouts via various activities by removing the location and time barriers. If you are someone who exercises on a daily basis, or someone who wants to try this new service, do share your experience with us through the comments section below.

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DishCo food guide app review

DishCo is a new food guide app that was recently launched at an Industrial event in Mumbai by Co-founders Jimmy & Fida Shaw along with Shaina N C, Social Activist, Politician & Fashion Designer and Ms. Dimple Kapadia, Actress. You can find, rank and share the dishes you love. So here is the DishCo food guide app review.

DishCo food guide app review

Fida Shaw, Vikas Runwal, Dimple Kapadia (Actress), Jimmy P. Shaw & Zhooben Bhiwandiwala

DishCo food guide app review

Currently you can perform searches based on Locations, Dishes, Restaurants or cuisine. You can also make friends, and follow Food Marshals for suggestions on new trending and top dishes. Various unique features that will be introduced in the future are table booking, Resto Chat, free discount coupons. Reviews will not be published publicly, instead they will be directly sent to the restaurant management department as feedbacks. The Resto chat feature will allow you to submit your feedbacks and connect directly with restaurant facility. You can store the coupons received in your tiffin box to use it later. One good feature of the app is that you can rank top 10 dishes of your own to share with your friends. This list will help you to try out new dishes that your friend/Food Marshals recommend. It is currently available for Android and IOS.

Along with all these features, DishCo has a noble cause where you can Pledge a Meal for underprivileged children. Per Meal costs Rs.25 so you can donate accordingly and spread smiles across the globe. DishCo has tied up with Mobikwik to make donations. DishCo, which means The Dish Company is all about the Dish and works on the principle of, ‘Food by the people, for the people.’ The App is currently available only in Maharashtra and Goa.

The launch also celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of South East Asia’s first and Mumbai city’s famous IHM, Mumbai along with the release of “60 Years – 60 Chefs” Coffee Table Book curated by Chef Vernon Coelho – HOD Food Production, IHM Mumbai, a collection of recipes by 60 celebrity chefs all of whom are IHM alumni, in honour of IHM’s completion of its Diamond Jubilee.

Full Chef Group

On being asked about DishCo, Founder, Food Marshal Tech Services Jimmy Shaw said “Our goal is to bring the fun back into Dining and give each Signature dish its place in the sun, we only focus on the good & positive side, the Food Service Industry has to offer its guests. At the same time we would like all to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry. In that sense DishCo will always be an App with a heart.

The App still needs improvements in terms of layout and various functionalities. Though the concept/idea and the various features like table booking are quite innovative. The other app that can be a tough competitor is Zomato. So let us know your views on the new DishCo app, and if you donated to Spread a Smile.


Penta T-Pad WS704DX tablet launched for Rs. 4999 exclusively on HomeShop18

Pantel technologies recently announced the launch of their latest tablet Penta T-Pad WS704DX. Most of the users do prefer Tablet over Smartphone while watching movies and playing games. Lets checkout the specifications and see if it’s worth buying.

Penta T-Pad WS704DX BLUE


Specifications of Penta T-Pad WS704DX tablet

Penta T-Pad WS704DX has a 7 inch TFT LED multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. It runs on a 1.3 GHz Dual Core processor with 1 GB RAM on board. Along with the powerful CPU, it has MALI 400 GPU that helps to boost the gaming performance. The tablet comes with 8 GB internal storage that can be extended upto 32 GB with an external SD card.

The Penta T-Pad has a rear auto-focus camera of 2 MP(2592×1936 Pixel) with Flash. The front camera is of 0.2 MP(720×432 Pixel) which can be used to take selfies. This tablet can record 720p videos. The camera doesn’t seem that impressive, but we can only know for sure after a hands-on review. The T-Pad runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat which is not the latest Android version. It supports Dual SIM with 2G & 3G technology which is quite impressive for a low-budget tablet. The T-Pad has a 3000 mAh battery which surely will give you a good backup. Apart from that connectivity options include bluetooth, Wifi, and GPS. It is available in two colours Red and Blue.

Vijender Singh, MD of Pantel Technologies quoted “Penta T- Pad WS704DX is a Tab which gives you all the facilities you want in a tab in such a reasonable price. We want our products to reach one and all without compromising on their budget. We have collaborated with Homeshop18 to make shopping experience for our customers memorable“.

Penta T-Pad WS704DX RED

The tablet is available just for Rs. 4999 which makes it a low budget device. You can buy Penta T-Pad WS704DX exclusively through HomeShop18. You also get keyboard and 2 OTG cables free with the tablet that can be easily attached to it. Comparing it with other tablets of this price range, it is one of the best tablet according to the specifications. We will post a full hands-on review when we get the device for review.

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Magic Runner comes to Android Playstore

After the tremendous success of ‘Rama Force’, Studio Dream Games has launched an all new horizontal runner game, Magic Runner. With real times run physics, parallax background and intuitive sound Fx, Magic Runner is available for free download on Android phones. A class apart in terms of clarity, fluidity of movement, total immersion and levels of difficulty, Magic Runner is a must play for those who love to challenge themselves. This exhilarating game follows in the footsteps of Rama Force in a manner that it leaves a positive impact on the players and emphasize the victory of good over evil.

With 16 achievements to unlock and several coins to leverage his performance, Magic Runner — by the virtue of being an endless, complex challenge — is one of the most challenging runner games to hit the market. Magic Runner does not include death or physical violence. Instead the game uses the agility, intuitiveness and quick reflexes of the hero to add to the thrill and sense of adventure. One unique feature of the game is that whenever you retry after dying, you will be reborn from the same place so that you can explore further parts of the game. This will give you new challenges even after you experience death.


Magic Runner is the classic battle between Evil vs. Virtue which founder Umang Mathur holds close to his heart. He said, “After creating a strategy-based game like Rama Force, we wanted to develop a casual game this time. We focused on the didactic value of Magic Runner as we want the players to learn beyond the game. King Elex cannot kill anybody in the game, which eventually percolates to the players, who can be children too.” 

Magic Runner is a journey of a hero trying his best to win a battle against malevolent forces and save planet Earth. It has been specially designed and developed as a hard-to-put-down, casual game. The game’s plot centres on King Elex from Earth trying to prevent the malicious Lord of Broy, Bazooka and his army from destroying the beautiful planet he calls home. It is situated in the fictional world of Broy. As they help King Elex on his journey to defeat Bazooka, gamers have to reach deep within for strategic and instinctive manoeuvres to keep the hero on track for his mission.

Download Magic Runner from Android PlayStore:

Do give it a try and let us know your feedback of the game in the comment section below.


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ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME581CL in-depth review

The new ASUS MeMO Pad 8(ME581CL) was launched in last year, which is a successor to the previous model ME180A. The new MeMO Pad 8 has some amazing upgrades as compared to its predecessor. Let’s take a in-depth review and find out if this device is worth your money.


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ASUS MeMO Pad 8 has a glossy back consisting of multiple layers made up using NVCM(Non-Conductive Vacuum Metalizing) technology. The MeMO Pad weighs only 299g and is 7.5mm in thickness. You can easily use the device for hours without any troubles as it is light in weight and easy to hold. On the front it has simple look with a ASUS logo at the bottom of the screen. It comes in three colors white, pink and blue. On the right you have the volume rockers ,power button, SIM card slot and a microphone may be secondary. On the top you have the headphone jack with Micro SD card slot on the left. The micro USB port is at the bottom of the MeMO pad and speaker grill on the back. Along with it you have ASUS logo with a NFC label just below it. In all the design is decent and the device doesn’t feel cheap in your hands.



Asus MeMO Pad comes with an 8 inch IPS display having screen resolution of 1200×1920 pixels which counts upto 283ppi. This is an upgrade if we compare it to the previous model which had a resolution of 800×1280 pixels. The device has highly sensitive fluid display which makes it possible to write using any pen or pencil with a tip radius of 0.75mm or above.The screen is protected by corning gorilla glass 3 which avoids any fine scratches and screen damage. The touch is very smooth and the screen is covered with a anti-fingerprint coating that prevents fingerprint marks. The viewing angles are just great which makes it a good device to watch movie together with your friends and family. It has a 10 point multi-touch display. ASUS has done a great job in terms of screen so you can consider it a heads up in this feature.



The ASUS MeMO Pad 8 has a 64 bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad core processor clocked at 1.83 Ghz. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16/32 GB variants in internal storage. We faced no lag while multitasking and heavy usage due to the amazing hardware present on the device. Coming to the graphics it has PowerVR G6430 GPU which does an amazing job of running high-end games on the device. The device heats up from the back while playing high graphic games. But overall the device performs great in terms of gaming and heavy usage. The tablet has Android 4.4.2 Kitkat installed out of the box and currently there is no news of lollipop update. On the operating side, it has Zen UI installed and there are some pre-installed applications which comes along with the tablet. The Antutu Benchmark score for MeMO Pad 8 was 40837 which was above MI3 and below S5 and other high end devices.

Camera, Sound and Connectivity


ASUS MeMO pad 8 has 5MP rear camera with a resolution of 2592×1944 pixels. The auto and touch to focus works really fast and accurate in this tablet. Front camera is of 1.2MP which is capable of clicking decent selfie. With good light conditions you can click some nice snaps. Coming to the video recording, you can record full HD video with this device. The camera App for ASUS has many features that you can use to enhance your picture quality according to the condition.

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The MeMO Pad 8 has dual stereo speakers at the back side of the tablet. The sound from these speakers is loud and clear that would make your movie watching experience even better.

Coming to connectivity, ASUS MeMO Pad 8 has 4G LTE support and it has a GSM SIM card tray at the right side. Along with that we have GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Wifi and NFC so that you can stay connected all the time. The device supports USB OTG feature and we tried connecting a USB drive to it which worked fine.


The device has a non-removable Li-Po battery which can last up to 9 hours according to ASUS. We tested and found that it lasted for the same with above normal usage. You also get some nice features like the dual Apps and reading mode with MeMO Pad 8. The dual Apps was a bit laggy when used with Apps that require internet connection, but its a very useful feature. You can also use Miracast to stream videos and other content directly to your TV.

Pricing and availability

It all comes down to the pricing where the tablet is a bit over priced. It would be launched for Rs.19,999 and would be exclusively through Flipkart. The device comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty. We are getting in touch with Asus to find out when the device will be available, till then stay tuned.

Do let us know if you would go for this high-end device or not through the comment section below.

Use whatsapp from PC

How to use whatsapp from PC (Android Users)

Whatsapp is one of the largely used messaging app worldwide as it uses our mobile number for identification and its simple. Now one thing that bugs people is the  gap of communication between PC and smartphone’s. Generally when I am sitting on my desktop, I don’t prefer to use mobile phone. But as whatsapp is not available for PC, I have to check my messages on the phone. But this issue is now solved and you can use whatsapp from PC. People used to install bluestack to use whatsapp on PC, but that will disconnect your account from the smartphone.

There is a app which allows you to manage your android smartphone from PC called as Airdroid. They have now launched a new Mirroring service which allows you to literally control your android smartphone from PC. Lets see how to take advantage of this service to use whatsapp from PC.

Requirements :

  • Android Smartphone with ROOT Access
  • Smartphone and PC both connected to the same WIFI network (Alternate : Remote feature has limited usage)

How to use whatsapp from PC ??

  1. Download Airdroid application from Playstore.
  2. After installing give ROOT access to the app otherwise the mirror service won’t work.
  3. Sign Up for an account via email or Gmail or Facebook etc.
  4. Download Airdroid Desktop client from this LINK. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose from Windows or Mac)
  5. After downloading install it and sign in using the account you created before.
  6. Now comes the fun part. Click on the binoculars icon which will open a new window and load the interface of your smartphone.
    Note: Your smartphone and PC must be connected to the same Wifi Network

    Airdroid Desktop Client

    Airdroid Desktop client


    Use Whatsapp from PC (Airdroid Mirror Service)

    Whatsapp on PC

  7. You can totally control your android smartphone and use whatsapp from PC. Type using your PC’s keyboard and tap using mouse click.

This mirror service is still in Beta so it has bugs. Sometimes it may stop responding and you have to relaunch it. Also use it slowly as it will not be able to handle quick usage. But other than that, its fun. Enable the Mirror notification service to get notifications right on your desktop.

To do this tap options -> Settings -> Notification Mirror Service -> Turn it on.

Airdroid Mirror Notification

Airdroid Mirror Notification enabling steps

You can also use other apps including camera and don’t even have to pick up your smartphone. Using Airdroid you can transfer files from PC to Smartphone easily without any wires. This desktop client replaces the task done previously using the browser.

Share your experience of using Whatsapp on PC with Airdroid Mirror service through the comment section below.