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TecQ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Fastest 4G, Honor 9i & More

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Airtel’s 4G Fastest in India But Jio 4G Has Best Download Speeds

Has the latest 4G battle between Airtel and Jio been won by the former?
Has the latest 4G battle between Airtel and Jio been won by the former?
(Photo: The Quint)

While India is dreaming of 5G already, it’s probably a good idea to get a reality check on the state of 4G connectivity in the country first, and this report from Open Signal says Airtel’s 4G, and even 3G, are the fastest right now.

The report also states that Reliance Jio has seen a spike in its data speed, from 3.9 Mbps to 5.8 Mbps, over the past few months.

Read more about this raging battle here.

Honor 9i First Impression: 4 Cameras, 4GB, Going ‘Four-ward’

The Honor 9i comes with 4 cameras on it.
The Honor 9i comes with 4 cameras on it.
(Photo: The Quint)

The upgrade that Honor took a few months to get to is finally here. The Honor 9i is the latest entrant to the Honor family and it’s all ready to hit the mid-range market with a bang.

The phone has been launched in the Indian market for Rs 17,999 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart.

The Quint got to spend some time with the device. Check out the full story and the first impressions here.

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Send Money from Paytm to Other Mobile Wallets in India Very Soon

This ruling means you don’t have to download multiple wallet apps.
This ruling means you don’t have to download multiple wallet apps.
(Photo: The Quint)

The digital payment scenes in India just got a big boost from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) this week. By 2018, consumers with mobile wallets like Paytm and Mobikwik will be able to transfer money to each other.

With this feature in tow, prepaid wallet players could become an attractive option for consumers, especially if they’re not completely sold on Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) which is based on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), set up by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI).

Read the full story here.

First Look: How JioPhone Connects to Your Old TV With This Cable

Jio was present at this year’s Indian Mobile Congress
Jio was present at this year’s Indian Mobile Congress
(Photo: The Quint)

Reliance JioPhone with 4G VoLTE support might not come for free, but having said that, Jio plans to ensure that any user buying this device gets full worth for the money he spends.

We all know that JioPhone connects to any television to offer the phone’s content on a big-screen but for the first time at the recently concluded India Mobile Congress, we managed to see how that really works and which device makes it happen.

Here is the full story.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Flagship Phone Worth Buying?

The Note 8 is the first Samsung device with a dual camera
The Note 8 is the first Samsung device with a dual camera
(Photo: The Quint)

After an explosive 2016 with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung went ahead with its plans of bringing the Galaxy Note 8 this year.

This is the first Samsung flagship phone to offer dual rear cameras, and the S Pen definitely gets a host of improvements. Also, you can’t skip the fact that the edge-to-edge screen on a 6.3-inch form factor makes the Note 7 feel small and compact.

However, for a price tag of Rs 67,900, should you buy this one?

Check out the review here.

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