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Is Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 Ultra the best phone you can buy at Rs. 70,000? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss Mi 11 Ultra — the most expensive phone Xiaomi has ever brought to India. Xiaomi is going after a new crowd with the Mi 11 Ultra, those who have an eye on OnePlus 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But crucially, will Xiaomi deliver Android updates for the next few years? We also talk about the Mi 11 Ultra’s three cameras (and that camera bump), and the MIUI software that has always held Xiaomi back in the premium segment. Read: Mi 11 Ultra Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00) Xiaomi’s most expensive phone (00:41) Hello, premium crowd (04:31) Mi 11 Ultra cameras (08:22) Highest DxOMark rating (12:54) Beating competitors at price (15:05) That camera bump! (18:31) Mi 11 Ultra software (22:06) New (ultra) flagship killer? (27:01) Outro (33:43)
Is Xiaomi's new Mi 11X the best phone under Rs. 35,000 in India? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss Mi 11X — the cheapest offering in Xiaomi's Mi 11 series that also includes Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. We touch upon the cameras, its competitors, what sets it apart, and Xiaomi's penchant for ads and bloatware. Read: Mi 11X Review Later, we jump over to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the Marvel Cinematic Universe series that ended its six-episode run last Friday on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder and deputy news editor Veer Arjun Singh — both Marvel fans — join Akhil to talk about that new Captain America suit, how it compares to WandaVision, and its narrative failings with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). We also dive into the Marvel series' motley of villains: Baron Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl), Power Broker/ Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), US Agent/ John Walker (Wyatt Russell), the Flag Smashers and their leader Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), and Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Read: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00) The Mi 11 range—some rebranded (00:24) What's unique about Mi 11X? (02:35) Mi 11X UI (07:05) Where's the compromise? (09:50) Cameras on the Mi 11X (15:00) Mi 11X competitors (19:17) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (23:50) vs WandaVision, 6-hour movie (25:40) Poor Winter Soldier and Zemo (30:58) John Walker is US Agent (33:40) From Agent 13 to Power Broker (38:08) Valentina! Julia Louis-Dreyfus! (42:32) New Captain America suit (45:52) Captain America and White Wolf (51:44) Flag Smashers smashed (56:26) Outro (01:01:44)
Apple announced a new iPad Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Apple TV 4K this week — along with AirTag, finally. And a purple iPhone was thrown into the mix. Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and in-house Apple expert Harpreet Singh join host Akhil Arora to discuss all things Apple from the Spring Loaded event. We talk about the two new iPad Pro models (11-inch and 12.9-inch), why they are designed for a niche use, and what's limiting them (hint: it's iPadOS). Read: iPad Pro with Apple M1, Mini-LED display, and Thunderbolt launched We dive into the new 24-inch iMac that's nearly a centimetre thin but still has a giant chin. Also, why does Apple prioritise design over use in a desktop computer? Later, we jump over to the new Apple TV 4K that promises high-refresh-rate 4K HDR but skips over on any gaming improvements. Curious. Read: iMac 24-inch with Apple M1 launched, Apple TV 4K refreshed with A12 Bionic And lastly, we touch upon Apple's entry into a new product segment with the AirTag trackers. Read: All you need to know about AirTag Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00) New iPad Pro (00:24) The best thing about iPad Pro (03:22) With accessories, is it a computer? (04:39) iPad Pro is still an iPad (06:42) New 24-inch iMac (08:09) Not upgradeable, not portable (10:53) Mac mini or iMac? (14:54) New Apple TV 4K (17:25) Why A12 Bionic, not A14? (20:13) Gaming on Apple TV (21:42) What can Apple TV do that others can't? (24:15) AirTag (25:57) Outro ft. purple iPhone (32:09)
Is OnePlus 9R old wine in a new bottle — or something more? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and in-house OnePlus expert Ali Pardiwala join host Akhil Arora to discuss the new Rs. 40,000 phone — the fourth entry in its line-up, the most OnePlus has ever had. We touch upon how the 9R compares to its more expensive sibling, its primary competition, and what buyers should expect from the 9R. Towards the end, we field questions from our audience. Read: OnePlus 9R Review Later, we jump over to the OnePlus Watch, the first "smartwatch" from the Shenzhen-headquartered manufacturer. Gadgets 360 reviewer Aditya Shenoy and smartwatch enthusiast Shubham Raheja join Akhil to talk about its various limitations and where it all stems from: putting battery life first. Watch: OnePlus Watch Unboxing and First Impressions Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00) What to expect from 9R (00:30) OnePlus 9 vs 9R (02:35) 9R's competition (06:55) Mid-range or premium? (09:30) 9RT / 9TR soon? (11:22) Phones are boring (13:32) Audience Q&A (18:05) OnePlus Watch (23:02) Watch OS (24:50) No apps, little customisation (28:40) Mic yes, voice assistant no (33:00) Battery life first (35:00) FAQ (38:30) OnePlus Watch alternatives (42:01) Outro (45:03)
Why did LG give up on its smartphones business? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and Counterpoint analyst Tarun Pathak join host Akhil Arora to discuss what led to LG's exit, the Korean manufacturers' innovations and mistakes, and how the industry is due for another upheveal. Watch: RIP LG Smartphones Later, we jump over to Outriders, the new co-op RPG shooter from People Can Fly, out on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. Resident gamer and Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder joins Akhil to talk about the good and the bad of the new video game: the recurring server troubles, the varying character classes, the keep-you-on-your-toes gameplay, and problems with cross-play and grinding. Read: Outriders Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00) What made LG quit? (00:32) LG's innovative ideas—and problems (03:50) Did we see LG's exit coming? (06:52) LG first, phones second (10:54) LG's other failures: webOS and Intel (12:55) Does this impact LG? (14:44) Who's next? And what's the future like? (16:19) Outriders (22:00) What Outriders is like (23:18) Outriders feels old—but has some good ideas (25:30) Outriders enemies and gameplay (28:40) Character classes in Outriders (30:42) Grinding and 'World Tier' (36:09) The thing with microtransactions (41:30) Server troubles and cross-play (45:27) Outro (49:26)
What is the best phone under Rs. 15,000 in India right now? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss what buyers should expect in a sub-Rs. 15,000 phone, the marketing jargo and buzzwords to be aware of, upcoming phones to keep an eye out for, and why you need to pay double to get a better camera. And oh, they answer the title question. Read: The Best Phones Under Rs. 15,000 Later, we go behind the scenes of OK Computer, the new Hotstar Specials original. OK Computer creators Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shetty join Akhil to talk about the Disney+ Hotstar series' myriad inspirations, how they sought to make something uniquely Indian, the struggles of making a sci-fi comedy TV show in India, their stance on the culture of taking offense, and what they have planned for a shared OK Computer universe. Read: OK Computer Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00:00) What to look for in a sub-Rs. 15,000 phone (00:01:15) Marketing jargon to be wary of (00:05:31) What are the top choices? (00:09:24) The best phone under Rs. 15,000 (00:18:30) Android updates, and value-for-money (00:19:16) Upcoming phones under Rs. 15,000 (00:23:17) How much should you pay over Rs. 15,000 for a better camera? (00:24:27) OK Computer with Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shetty (00:27:54) Inspirations: Hitchhiker's, The Office, and beyond (00:28:11) Challenges in making a sci-fi series in India (00:37:21) The OK Computer universe (00:44:22) An AI god, or how to deal with the easily-offended (00:57:40) Outro (01:06:56)
Is OnePlus 9 Pro the best flagship phone of 2021 as yet? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join new host Akhil Arora to discuss whether it's worth the price bump, what the Hasselblad partnership brings, and whether it can go toe-to-toe with Apple and Samsung's latest. Read: OnePlus 9 Pro Review Later, we jump over to Zack Snyder's Justice League. DC aficionados — Gadgets 360 news editor Abhinav Lal and chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder — join Akhil to talk about the wasted opportunities, Snyder's odd choices (including that aspect ratio), and the differences with the original Justice League. Read: Justice League Snyder Cut Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com
Your future podcast host Akhil Arora joins host Pranay Parab to discuss the future of Orbital. Introduction What next for Orbital What Pranay is doing next
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Redmi Note 10 series. Introduction Redmi Note 10 Review Redmi Note 10 Pro Max Review Is Redmi Note 10 Pro the best value device? Does MIUI 12 still have ads and spam? Best phone under Rs. 15,000
TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best budget TVs. Introduction Amazonbasics TV Review Fire TV OS Mi TV 4A Horizon What you won't get with budget TVs Should you spend more for a TV from a traditionally big brand?
Android expert Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the F62. Introduction Build quality The processor Camera specs and performance Battery life Should you buy the F62?
Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the S21+ and S21. Introduction Build quality The future of smartphones Camera specs and performance Accessories in the box Should you buy the S21+?
Game console reviewer Akhil Arora joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Xbox Series X and PS5. Introduction Why is it so hard to buy Xbox Series X and PS5 right now? Digital vs Disc Edtion Backwards compatibility? DualSense vs Xbox Wireless Controller Should you buy PS5 or Xbox Series X?
Android expert Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Realme X7 Pro. Introduction Realme X7 Pro review Realme X7 Pro camera review Can it beat Nord? Software experience
Android expert Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the LG Wing. Introduction LG Wing review LG Wing's quirky design LG Wing battery life and performance The future of LG in the smartphone market
Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Introduction S21 Ultra camera review S21 Ultra accessories removed from the box Battery life and performance Software
US-based tech lawyer Mishi Choudhary joins host Pranay Parab to talk about why you should worry about WhatsApp's updated privacy policy. Introduction WhatsApp's new privacy policy Why is the policy being changed? Should you delete WhatsApp? Are Signal and Telegram safe?
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Mi 10i. Introduction Mi 10i cameras Snapdragon 750G performance The MIUI experience Mi 10i vs OnePlus Nord
Video producer Shubham Raheja joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the tech we want to see in 2021. Introduction Best purchase of 2020 Foldable phones and software enhancements ARM processors on Windows laptops What we want to buy in 2021
TV expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Mi QLED TV 4K. Introduction QLED vs OLED Mi QLED TV 4K performance Software and UI performance Sound quality and the remote
Audio expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the HomePod mini. Introduction Apple's new smart speaker Do you need two HomePod minis for the best result? Bugs and minor issues Sound quality and the Siri experience
Deputy Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the new MacBook Air (M1). Introduction Apple's new chipset Performance Software and emulation Do you need 16GB RAM?
Android enthusiast Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the new Micromax phones. Introduction Micromax's new smartphones Camera performance Software polish Are Micromax's new phones worth buying?
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?
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?
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Podcast Details

Created by
Gadgets 360
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Apr 21st, 2016
Latest Episode
May 7th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
358
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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