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4 Things That Annoy Me When I’m Using The Xiaomi Mi A2

If you’re a member of the Techzim groups you’ve noticed that the people in those groups love talking about what phones they are using and if not that, then the phones they wish they were using. It really is a geeky place to be, anyway time and time again the Xiaomi Mi A2 has popped […]


Here Are Some Safety Tips For Passengers When Using Ride-hailing Services Like Vaya

Ride-hailing is now gaining popularity in Zimbabwe, owing to the grand entrance of Vaya Africa. Since raid-haling is something new to many Zimbabweans, its important for these novices to know some safety tips they can practice when using ride-hailing services Confirm the name of the driver and make of the vehicle Before getting in the […]


Meet Fresh In A Box, A Start-up That’s Winning The Hearts Of Many With Its Home Delivery Of Vegetables

When I start to talk about home delivery, immediately, pizza or fast food rings a bell. But a certain start-up is delivering (home delivery) a different type of food, with fewer calories too, to homes. Fresh in a box is a new start-up that has lately excited the hearts of many with its home delivery […]


How Safe Is It To Use Vaya Africa?

The idea of getting into a stranger’s vehicle was unheard of in Zimbabwe a few years ago. Today, ride-sharing services are gradually getting popular and one day they may become an indispensable part of our transportation system. However, is our convenience of booking cars enough to put our lives on the line? On the global […]


My First Vaya Ride Was Awesome But Then It Got Weird

If you have been one of those people waiting to try Econet’s ride sharing Vaya App for some reason you should go ahead and try it because the service actually works and the first ride is indeed free. Last week I took my first ride and for the most part the service worked as expected. […]


Xiaomi Mijia 4K Camera Unboxing And First Impressions

So just over a month ago I bought my very first action camera. It has been almost two weeks since I received it in record time. During that time I have been cutting my teeth as an amateur photographer and busy enjoying Easter. Now that the holiday is over I am here to satisfy the […]


Tecno Phantom 8 Review. Big Slab Of Metal And Glass, Big Gives And Takes

From the Phantom 6 Plus we skip the 7 and dive into the Phantom 8. It’s the latest and greatest from Tecno and the focus does seem like it was on a head turning design. It’s one big phablet and is ready to duel with the best right now. Is it really? Let’s find out. […]


Tecno Camon CX Air, A Solid Entry Level Smartphone…At A Price

A number of you avid readers of Techzim requested to get the review of the Tecno Camon CX Air. By a number it was actually 1. That’s good enough so onward with the review. This is the Tecno Camon CX Air. It is the lite version of the Tecno Camon CX. Let’s see what the […]


Itel S32 Is The Impressive Budget Smartphone You Have Never Heard Of!

Bold claim indeed but even I was shocked by this Itel S32 smartphone. It is an upcoming smartphone brand with some pretty humble specs but a really impressive build. Let’s crack it open and see what we are dealing with. The following is a technical review of this device. For a simplified summary scroll down […]


GTeL X6 Plus. 4 Cameras, Tall Display, Gorgeous Looking Shade Of Blue

So from the pleasing X5 from last year we take a look at GTeL’s latest offering. The GTeL X6 Plus. From the title you may have already gotten an idea of what we are dealing with here. Oh and the blue just looks amazing in the sun. Very amazing. Let’s get on with the details […]


Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Unboxing. It’s a tablet dedicated to just books and books only. And that’s why it’s amazing

It’s a phenomenal queue companion. It lasts weeks per charge and it can store a public library worth of eye candy, page turning literature with WiFi connectivity to connect to an infinite selection of even more books. This is the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount […]


Here’s how to watch YouTube videos without using much data

YouTube Go is an app that aims to help people who are in countries with either expensive data or poor Internet connection to view YouTube video without breaking the bank. If you’d like to use it, you can always download it from unofficial sources as it is not yet available in Zimbabwe from the Google playstore. […]


Big has never looked this compact. Does the Samsung Galaxy S8+ deserve its own category?

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The #Samsung Galaxy S8 is a different kind of smartphone

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Tecno L9 Plus. Power just got an upgrade

You might remember the Tecno L8 from last year with it’s insane 5050 mAh battery and the best endurance score of all the devices we had ever tested at the time. Now they have the L9 Plus and it’s been spruced up a little bit. I don’t want to give away too much so let […]


The GTel X5 takes the selfie game to the next level!

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The Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is the best looking camera phone you can get right now for the price. Check out this video review for more info

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Friday Deal: Bluetooth remote controlled selfie stick by Amplify

Selfie sticks are now a modern age accessory offering a new angle towards self portrait photography. Now there are many many selfie sticks out there of all varieties but the common flaw has been they are not universal. It can work well on Android devices but end up killing an iPhone. Amplify however now comes […]


Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime Review. As good as entry level smartphones get, and more

The Samsung Galaxy J series has been selling pretty well being the most popular series in Samsung’s midrange offerings. The Galaxy J1 Mini Prime steps in as the baby of the midrange J series ready to give you a no frills experience of the smartphone world. The following is a technical review of this device. […]


Samsung Galaxy Tab E Review. Better on the big screen.

Yes at 9.6 inches it is big. It’s an equally big way to consume media. Here are my experiences with the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. Right off the bat I can confirm that typing is just pure joy. In fact interacting with the touch is just so pleasant owing to the spacious buttons on such […]


Tecno L8 Review. Powerbank on Android.

Another edition of the TECNO line of midrange devices, the Tecno L8 is coming in the mid-to-low end side of the mid range smartphone category. Target market is individuals not interested in cutting edge specs but just a basic device capable of lasting a lifetime before crying out for a charge and carry out normal […]


Huawei Mate 8 review. A Different Note.

Huawei stepped into the premium phablet scene with the gorgeous looking Ascend Mate 7 which boasted superfast 4G LTE-A Cat 6 which translates to theoretical speeds of up to 300Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink. It also featured a fingerprint scanner and it was one of the first very few devices offering one which claimed to […]


TECNO Camon C9 Review. The dream budget smartphone?

Our last recent review of a TECNO device came in the form of the TECNO Boom J8, a device targeted at all music lovers. Now I bring you the TECNO Camon C9. This piece of hardware is targeted at the photography lovers specifically the selfie centric population. The following is a technical review of this […]


TECNO Boom J8 review. The BOOMbox.

The TECNO brand is a fairly new brand in the Zimbabwean smartphone market and it wants to also claim its share of the Zimbo pie. Welcome everyone to the TECNO Boom J8, a pretty sleek looking device targeted at the full on audiophile given off by the ‘boom’ in the name. The body comprises of […]


Gtel A7150 X4. The iPhone of Zimbabwe?

Okay so the name will surely need a bit of getting used to but if you were following the Gtel line of smartphones i’m sure you can adapt to the new version quite seamlessly. This is the Gtel A7150 X4 and it’s a big, premium, beautiful slab of hardware with quite a few tricks underneath […]