The Stuff Hot Five

These are the top five products worth your time and money this week

We see a lot of products every week here on Stuff (India). But come Monday, which are the ones we actually want to take home with us? Every week, we condense all of the many products we see into the Hot Five — the definitive list of the best new gadgets to lust after, buy and use.

These are the best products, the top apps and games, and the best tech accessories to blow this week’s savings on. Read this, and you’ll have absorbed the best of last week on the Stuff India website! But please, do also read the rest of the website.

5) Nokia's value flagship is an alluring piece of art

Nokia's recent Android smartphones walked the ramp with sheer beauty and utmost confidence. This time, its newest value-flagship 8.1 is crafted with premium body works willing to take on other 25k smartphones in the arena. It's locked and loaded with a 6.18in FHD+ display (with HDR 10 support) and dual Zeiss optics shooters for shutterbugs. The Snapdragon 710 processor does the heavy lifting and it’s happily running on the fat-free Android One programme making it a tempting offer to get your hands on. Could this be the one? Link’s down below.

4) Asus’ mid-ranger is as strong as six Gorillas

Around the same time last year, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 was an absolute hit amongst masses and people were already eagerly waiting to get their hands on its successor. And they finally did.

The ZenFone Max Pro M2 ticks all the boxes you’d expect from a mid-ranger. It rocks a big and strong physique thanks to Gorilla Glass 6's super strength, ZenUI shed some fat making it look almost like stock, a juicy 5000mAh battery for longer gaming sessions and the jiffy Snapdragon 660 chip to sail smoothly in rough seas. Sounds like a decent buy right? There’s more dope in the link below.

3) Command Alexa to stream movies in 4K

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick gets 4K, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support neatly tucked neatly into its slim dimensions. It's packed with a faster processor than its predecessor and a friendly Alexa Voice Remote too for orders and commands.

Plug it into your telly and ask Alexa to stream Narcos Mexico or play tunes from Saavn or Prime Video. If you’re mainly streaming on YouTube, you may have to find alternatives. Nevertheless, Amazon’s raised the bar for streamers of the future and you can read our sweet review down below.

Essential streamer


Nintendo’s most beloved brawler is back, baby – and it’s better than ever. And we really mean that: in our opinion, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch is the finest game yet in the series, offering something for players of all levels, be they seasoned experts or wet-behind-the-ear noobs. With a bunch of different game modes – including Classic and an involving adventure in the new Spirit mode – this really feels like it could satisfy both casual players and hardcore fans.


We know what you’re thinking: 10 days before Christmas is not the optimum time to launch a new flagship smartphone. Everyone’s minds are on snapping up last minute presents, attending boozy work parties and seeing how many mince pies they can cram in during lunch – bagging a new handset is a long old way down the list of priorities.

But the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition isn’t really a new flagship, is it? It’s essentially the existing 6T with a handful of design tweaks – the use of carbon fiber is a particularly impressive touch – and some slightly enhanced specs: 10GB of RAM rather than 8GB and a super-speedy new fast charging mode that gives you a day’s power in just 20 minutes.

The 6T was already excellent, and this thoughtful collaboration gives it an engine tune-up that makes it even more delectable.