TecQ: Nokia 3310, Moto G5, Public WiFi, Coolpad & More

Top tech stories from this week on The Quint. 

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The new Nokia 3310 packs one month of battery life, when used on standby. (Photo: AP)

TecQ is our weekly round-up of the top tech stories.

1. Moto G5 Review: Nougat Makes This Average Performer Shine

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus together in one frame. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>/@2shar)
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus together in one frame. (Photo: The Quint/@2shar)

Close on the heels of the rather popular Moto G5 Plus’ launch in India, which clocked record launch day sales on Flipkart, comes the Moto G5 (minus a Plus!).

Success in this cut-throat market isn’t a given, and the comparatively more affordable sibling will have to step out of the G5 Plus’ shadow if it is to command the same level of consumer interest. Does the G5 have us going ‘Ji Haan’? Find out here.

2. Nokia 3310: Three Reasons Why You Should Buy It

3. Social Apps Get Stick in Germany: Is India Ready to Face the Heat?

Social networking sites ( Photo: iStock)
Social networking sites ( Photo: iStock)

Social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter could have tough days ahead of them in Germany. With so many OTT (over-the-top) services like Facebook, Youtube and WhatsApp available on smartphones, thereby bypassing traditional distribution systems, they become very difficult to monitor and regulate.

So do Indian telecom operators play a role in regulating OTT apps, the way German operators do? Not really!

Read the story here.

4. Public Wi-Fi: Why It Could Be Really Dangerous & How to Stay Safe

More and more telcos are offering public WiFi to the public. (Photo: iStock)
More and more telcos are offering public WiFi to the public. (Photo: iStock)

The use of public Wi-Fi is slowly and undeniably growing among Indian internet users. But what’s really alarming in such a scenario is the shocking lack of awareness about public Wi-Fi usage among Indians.

This could make them sitting ducks for serious security threats, including phishing attacks that could land their data in the hands of hackers.

Read the story here to know more.

5. Coolpad Note 5 Lite Review: It Adds Weight to the Sub 10K Segment

Coolpad Note 5 Lite (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/<b>The Quint</b>)
Coolpad Note 5 Lite (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/The Quint)

A 5-inch smartphone is almost a novelty in today's time of big screens, or 'Plus' size displays as they are usually marketed. Coolpad Note 5 Lite is the younger sibling to CoolPad Note 5, which was a 5.5-inch device with notched-up features.

So, should you buy this one for Rs 8,199? Read our review here to find out.

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