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. 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 the week on the Stuff website! But please, do also read the rest of the website.

5) Flipkart’s Billion Capture+ smartphone is made for India

Flipkart the e-commerce seller got its first smartphone. Yes smartphone. It runs on stock Android Nougat (Oreo upgrade guaranteed). Since India’s big on budget phones and also the second largest market for smartphones, this one is made for India and doesn’t fail to impress for ₹10,999.

It’s got trendy specs like dual cameras, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C...the list goes on. Want to know more? Read more on the link below.

4) Ford’s new EcoSport is economical, sporty and smart.

Ford’s new EcoSport got a major facelift and the people seem to like  it. It’s got a new 1.5L DragonAir engine for petrol and diesel heads. The grille on the front has an angrier look that defines the new EcoSport. The extensively redesigned centre console is now dominated by a floating 8in touchscreen running the Ford SYNC 3 system that is now Apple CarPlay and Android Auto friendly.

We were one of the few to review this compact SUV. Check out our first Drive review on the link below. Oh, it’s already sold out on Amazon India.

ITS ALL IN THE NAME

3) Amazon India's Echo Plus is more Indian than you think it is

Ordering, asking, telling and teasing is what you can already do with your assistant on your phone. But what if you could assign, control and routinize your day with just a single device? It’s the Amazon Echo Plus. It comes with an AI bot named Alexa. No there’s no need to rescue her. In fact, she might rescue you. How but? If you’re home and too lazy to order pizza, just ask Alexa to do it for you. She can even dim the lights, play Enya’s greatest and cheer you up if you’re feeling low.

We gave this AI butler a 5 star rating. Why don't you read our review before you start judging it from its looks. God knows, you might just fall in love with Alexa before you realize it’s too late. Trust us, she’s a bargain for ₹14,999.

ALEXA, TELL ME A JOKE

2) Nikon’s D850 can flip and shoot in 4K

 

We got Nikon’s new 45.7MP D850 professional camera for review and this snapper packs a punch of detail and resolution. It shoots fantastic low-light imagery for all you night crawlers. It’s even got super skills to shoot amazing 4K videos. YouTube vloggers will love the flip-out 3.2in LCD screen too.  

We aren’t gonna give away everything about this camera, so why don't you click the link on the bottom to find out why we gave this a 5 star rating. We’ve got photo samples for you to check out too. Drool away you shutterbugs.

4K FLIPPER

1) iPhone X is an x-tremely special smartphone

Forget Vertu (RIP) and those hideous gold-plated Android handsets beloved of Russian oligarchs – the iPhone X is true smartphone royalty.

Sure, you have to pay the princely sum of ₹89,000 for the privilege of owning one, but just look at it: with its magnificent 5.8in OLED screen spanning almost the entire front panel and a gorgeous (almost) all-glass body, it’s the most striking handset we’ve seen since the Samsung Galaxy S8.

We’re still not sold on that notch in the screen, but it does enable FaceID and animoji, and it’s all powered by peerless internal hardware that keeps everything ticking along smoothly. Quite simply, it’s the best iPhone you can buy – and its stellar qualities leave the rather more pedestrian iPhone 8 and 8 Plus languishing in the shade.

A PERFECT 10?