My Experiments with Night Time Photography

Night time photography became a big thing in the smartphone photography arena from 2018 on-wards. the Night Sight mode in Pixel 3 launched in November 2018. Google’s Pixel line up of devices were already famous for the great still images they captured in daylight. With the introduction of Night Sight feature, Pixel devices extended their dominance into nighttime photography as well. 2019, proved to be the year of night-time photography in smartphones.

Great Software and High Refresh Rate Display: The Holy Grail of Smartphone User Experience

What constitutes an ideal smartphone ? It is a question that has no definite answer. For some people, the answer may be the most powerful processor and large amounts of RAM. Another person may prefer a smartphone that can shoot the the highest quality images and videos. For another person, battery life may be the most important deciding factor when purchasing a smartphone.However, when it comes to the immediate user experience provided by a smartphone, two factors trump everything else. They are display quality of a smartphone and more importantly the software.

Snapseed- My Favorite Photo Editor

Google Playstore in Android and Appstore in ios has no dearth of photo editing apps. Some of the most popular ones are Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Lightroom, Picsart and Pixlr. However, among all the photo editing apps, the one I use most often is Snapseed. There are a host of features and customization possible with this app and there is very little learning curve involved. In this post, i will be sharing with you some of the images I have edited using Snapseed.

Oneplus7Pro Initial Review

Oneplus7Pro is an android smartphone that divided users and reviewers into two camps. Those who loved this phone praised its great performance, 90hz QHD+ display and its nearly bezelless design with no notch or cutout. Those who didn’t like this phone much criticized its unexceptional battery life (which is not really the case as perContinue reading “Oneplus7Pro Initial Review”

Android vs Apple: The Perennial Debate

As some one who owns both an android flagship (Oneplus7Pro) as well as an ipad Pro 2017, I will try my best to be fair in my analysis. Even in 2020, despite all the improvements Android had made over the years, iPhones still are ahead in one key aspect. That aspect is software support. IfContinue reading “Android vs Apple: The Perennial Debate”

My Thoughts on the Newly Launched Oneplus Nord

Ok. Here is my Take on it OnePlus Nord is a very decent option in terms of its hardware specifications OnePlus Nord is an excellent option when it comes to its software Hardware of Oneplus Nord An upper midrange processor (Snapdragon 765G) Same primary camera as the Oneplus 8 32MP selfie camera Full HD+ 90hzContinue reading “My Thoughts on the Newly Launched Oneplus Nord”

My First Sennheiser Experience

My interest in audio gear sparked nearly seven years earlier when I was studying for BA English at St Thomas College, Palai. My first earphone, which I purchased, was Sennheiser MX 170, one of the most affordable wired headsets from the prestigious German brand of Sennheiser. Sennheiser is a very popular name in the audiophileContinue reading “My First Sennheiser Experience”

Oneplus and the question of Brand Perception

The year was 2014. Oneplus the chinese start up launched its ‘flagship killer’ Oneplus One in India at Rs 21,999. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/mobiles/OnePlus-One-launched-in-India-at-Rs-21999/articleshow/45345575.cmsThe term ‘flagship killer’ itself was coined by Oneplus in order to refer to their devices that gave the end consumer a smartphone with flagship internals at relatively cheap (in fact very cheap for whatContinue reading “Oneplus and the question of Brand Perception”

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC- My First Pair of Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

My first bluetooth headphones were a pair of boat rockerz that cost around 1500 Rs. They were a pair of on ear headphones that sounded good enough for the price. During September 2018, I chanced upon a great offer for the entry level noise cancelling headphone, Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC in Amazon, India. The mrpContinue reading “Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC- My First Pair of Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones”