A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers



a hand holding a cellphone: Poco X3 review: A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers


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Poco X3 review: A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers

Even if you aren’t familiar with the Poco X2, you must have come across it in buying guides, or in many of our reviews. This is because it offers plenty of hardware for your buck, making it good value for money.

At Rs 17,499, the Poco X2 is a proper budget gaming smartphone. It focussed on delivering just one thing — performance. And this made it more of a gaming smartphone than anything else.

With the Poco X3, things have been improved. I received the 8GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant in the ‘Shadow Black’ finish of the Poco X3 for review. And after using it for more than a week, it’s easy to conclude that it still is an excellent budget gaming smartphone.

But thanks to the improvements

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Uber gets 18-month London license after winning court appeal

Uber can keep operating in London for another year and a half after winning its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company had challenged Transport for London’s decision in late 2019 not to renew its operating license over safety concerns involving impostor drivers.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram said Monday he found Uber to be “fit and proper” and granted the company an 18-month license extension, which comes with 21 conditions including providing regular, independent reports to authorities.

The company said the decision is a “recognition of Uber’s commitment to safety” and it will “continue to work constructively” with the regulator.

It’s a crucial legal victory in a lucrative European market as the company struggles to turn a profit. Uber posted a $1.8 billion loss in the latest quarter because millions of people stayed home amid the

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Uber Gets 18-Month London License After Winning Court Appeal on Cheddar

By Kelvin Chan

Uber can keep operating in London for another year and a half after winning its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company had challenged Transport for London’s decision in late 2019 not to renew its operating license over safety concerns involving impostor drivers.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram said Monday he found Uber to be “fit and proper” and granted the company an 18-month license extension, which comes with 21 conditions including providing regular, independent reports to authorities.

The company said the decision is a “recognition of Uber’s commitment to safety” and it will “continue to work constructively” with the regulator.

It’s a crucial legal victory in a lucrative European market as the company struggles to turn a profit. Uber posted a $1.8 billion loss in the latest quarter because millions of people stayed

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Uber can continue operating in London after winning court appeal

Uber has won the right to continue operating in London. The ride-hailing company was contesting a decision made by Transport for London (TfL) in November last year. The regulator believed that Uber wasn’t “fit and proper” and had shown “a pattern of failures” since entering the city in May 2012. Uber disagreed with the assessment, though, and filed an appeal last December. A four-day hearing, which began on September 14th, has led to today’s decision by deputy chief magistrate Tanweer Ikram. “Despite their historical failings, I find them, now, to be a fit and proper person to hold a London PHV [private hire vehicle] operator’s licence,” he concluded.

Uber is now free to negotiate with TfL on the length of its new licence, which could last months or years. “This decision is a recognition of Uber’s commitment to safety and we will continue to work constructively with TfL,” Jamie Heywood,

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Uber wins latest London licence appeal

Uber has won its appeal against having its licence to operate withdrawn in London.

In today’s judgement the court decided it was satisfied with process improvements made by the ride-hailing company, including around its communication with the city’s transport regulator.

The new licence comes with 21 conditions, jointly suggested to the Magistrate by Uber and TfL.

However it’s still not clear how long Uber will be granted a licence for — with the judge wanting to hear more evidence before taking a decision.

We’ve reached out to Uber and TfL for comment.

The ride-sharing giant has faced a multi-year battle to have its licence reinstated after Transport for London, the city’s transport regulator, took the shock decision not to issue a renewal in 2017 — citing safety concerns and deeming Uber not “fit and proper” to hold a private hire operator licence.

It went on to win a provisional appeal

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