Our monthly roundup of new gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S9

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the best phone on the market for a number of reasons, but the write-home-to-mother feature has to be the low-light camera.

Samsung is making a big deal about the camera on the S9 range and for good reason; on the back of the S9 Plus are dual 12MP cameras, both with an impressive f/1.5 maximum aperture. At the time of writing the S9 range is the only phone with a camera aperture this wide, making its low-light prowess second-to-none.

Add on top of that the ‘infinity’ screen that the Samsung Galaxy range is now famous for, and this big-screened beauty comfortably takes the top spot. We thought the AR Emoji feature was overrated, but if you’re in the market for the best screen and best camera on a phone, this is the handset for you. Price: Rs 64,800.

Samsung QLED TV

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After an underwhelming debut, Samsung’s QLED technology really needed to bounce back in style in 2018. It didn’t surprise us in the least, then, to discover Samsung threw the kitchen sink in with its new Q9FN QLED Series of TVs.

As well as being even brighter and more colourful than last year’s equivalent model, Samsung’s 2018 flagship screens use a completely different lighting system to combat its predecessor’s contrast problems: Full Array Local Dimming rather than edge-lit LED lighting. The FALD panel works in tandem with Samsung QLED Quantum Dots to produce a picture that’s brighter and more colourful than near any we’ve seen come from the South Korean manufacturer.

Do those features alone make Samsung Q9FN the best TV on the market? No, but throw in technology like HDR10+ and Q HDR EliteMax – what Samsung bills as its maximum High Dynamic Range experience that’s exclusive to the Q9FN – and there’s very little doubt in our mind that this is Samsung’s best TV ever. Price: Rs. 2, 57,690

Fugoo Sport

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Funny name aside, the Fugoo Sport offers some incredible features. It is particularly light for a high-quality system at just over one pound, and is one of the best speakers for outdoor use. It has more ruggedized features than nearly any player its size, rated to be waterproof, mud proof, snow proof, and shockproof, so you can take it just about anywhere without worrying.

The battery is also impressive, with 40 hours offered on a single charge, plus there are a set of neodymium drivers which drive expectational sound quality in 360 degrees according to the manufacturer. You can even change its “jacket” if you don’t need its rugged capabilities, which in turn reduces its weight. You can buy this speaker for less than Rs. 15000.