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31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: From Apple to Xiaomi, the best gadgets of 2018

Top tech products that wowed us

The year 2018 has been a wonderful year. Not with regards to user privacy and data, but in terms of tech innovations and design improvements.

Alongside some really cool foldable smartphones, we've seen futuristic rollable TVs, elegant wearables, and powerful dual-screen laptops.

Here we pick some of the most meaningful and technologically sound gadgets of the year. Take a look!

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Top tech products that wowed us
OnePlus 6T: Price starts at Rs. 37,999

Best smartphone

OnePlus 6T: Price starts at Rs. 37,999

Though we have the latest iPhones and powerful Pixel 3 flagships, OnePlus 6T is our smartphone of the year.

It features a 6.41-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display, with in-display fingerprint sensor and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB of storage and a 3,700mAh battery with fast charge support.

OnePlus 6T is a value-for-money smartphone.

OnePlus 6T checks all the boxes, including camera performance

While the OnePlus 6T is a well-designed powerhouse, it lives up to the quintessential all-rounder tag - thanks to impressive cameras. On the back, it has a 16MP+20MP camera module and a 16MP front camera. Also, OnePlus offers a smooth, intuitive OxygenOS and timely updates.

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Best smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 4: Price starts at Rs. 40,900

Apple Watch Series 4 is by far the most elegant smartwatch out there.

As compared to Series 3, the new Apple Watch offers more screen area, louder speakers, a faster processor, all-day battery life and several customizable options.

It is also more health-focused, thanks to an all-new built-in electrical heart rate sensor that can record ECG - an industry-first feature.

Apple iPad Pro (2018): Price starts at Rs. 71,900

Best tablet

Apple iPad Pro (2018): Price starts at Rs. 71,900

With an all-new bezel-less design, full-HD+ display, latest connectivity options, and the reliable Face ID setup, the 2018's Apple iPad Pro is, I dare say, more powerful than some laptops available today.

The tablet, available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, runs on the mighty 7nm A12X Bionic chipset with upto 6GB RAM, upto 1TB internal storage and around 10-hours of battery life.

Apple iPad Pro's best companion, the second-generation Apple Pencil

Sold separately for Rs. 10,990, the all-new Apple Pencil is the best companion for your Apple iPad Pro. It now recharges wirelessly by clipping on to the side of the tablet and offers double tap gesture support for improved functionality.

Best smart TV

Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4 Pro: Priced at Rs. 49,999

Touted as the world's thinnest Android TV, the 4.9mm ultra-thin Mi LED TV 4 Pro offers a 55-inch 4K HDR display with 60Hz refresh rate and 178-degree viewing angle.

The TV is powered by a quad-core Amlogic Cortex-A53 CPU, paired with a Mali-450 GPU, 2GB RAM, and 8GB storage.

Further, it offers Dolby+DTS Cinema, two 20W speakers, AI-powered PatchWall UI, and a Bluetooth remote.

HP Omen 15: Priced at  Rs. 1,05,990

Best laptop

HP Omen 15: Priced at Rs. 1,05,990

Whether for your gaming needs or any other power-intensive work, the HP Omen 15 is the one machine you need.

It features a 15.6-inch UHD IPS display with 144Hz refresh rate, high-end dedicated graphics, Bang and Olufsen speakers and RGB backlit keyboard.

It is powered by an 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor paired with 8GB/16GB RAM (upgradeable upto 32GB) and 1TB storage.

Best headphones

OnePlus Bullets Wireless: Priced at Rs. 3,990

Though there are several high-end headphones available, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless is worth every penny.

The headset comes with magnetic switches that pause/play music and offers a splash resistant build quality.

It features 9.2mm drivers and Energy Tube that reduces frequency distraction and offers noise cancellation.

Moreover, with Dash Charge, you can get 5-hours of playback with 10 minutes of charging.

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