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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Today at its Galaxy Unveiled event in San Francisco, Samsung launched its newest flagships – the Galaxy S23 Ultra, S23+, and S23 – and I was able to briefly spend time with each phone. Here’s the TL;DR: the S23 series is an evolution of the S22 series, packing... Read more...
The OnePlus 11 5G is being officially announced on February 7 at its Cloud 11 event, but we wanted to share some early sneak pics of the highly-anticipated phone and its companion Buds Pro 2 on our test bench.  We'll be dropping the full review of this green OnePlus 11 and Buds Pro 2 in the coming days, so stay... Read more...
We're all awaiting the Galaxy S23 reveal at Unpacked in a few weeks, but the S23 won't be Samsung's first phone release of 2023. That honor belongs to the budget-oriented Galaxy A14 5G, which goes on sale today for a mere $200. It offers a few meaningful upgrades over last year's A13, and it gets a whopping four years... Read more...
If you’ve ever used one of Lenovo’s ThinkPads, you’re familiar with the solid build, high-quality materials, superior ergonomics, and high–end specs these laptops offer. Now, the company is hoping to replicate this experience with the ThinkPhone by Motorola, a flagship smartphone that aims to... Read more...
Google is kicking off 2023 with a new software update for the Pixel phones, something it does almost every month. However, this update isn't just the usual collection of bug fixes and patches. Pixel owners will also get long-awaited support for spatial audio, but this feature is limited to the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro... Read more...
One of the latest mobile announcements here at CES comes from Samsung. No, it's not the Galaxy S23, but rather the other end of the company's catalog, the A14 5G. The Samsung A-series is, all intents and purposes, its budget-level smartphone line. The 2022 A13 5G delivered excellent value, mixing some premium features with a very accessible Read more...
Another leak based on insider information is claiming that the pending Samsung Galaxy S23 will have a more squared off design with a flatter display, and greater base storage. Samsung has definitely been listening to their fans. Popular tipster Ahmed Qwaider posted on Twitter indicating that the Samsung Galaxy S23... Read more...
The European Union (EU) has proposed a provisional agreement that would require portable devices have user-replaceable batteries, as well as other requirements. The agreement covers batteries of nearly every size, from portable batteries to Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries. The EU has been busy as of late, with... Read more...
At Qualcomm’s annual tech summit in Maui which took place recently, the company introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, a chip that will soon power the mightiest of Android smartphones. Obviously, this flagship mobile platform delivers a wide array of performance and efficiency improvements, plus cool new features... Read more...
While the actual experience of using a high-end Samsung Galaxy phone may not be all that different from using an iPhone, that's only really true in the US. Samsung's fancy phones sold in the US use powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs that may not always outrun Apple's bespoke processors, but they're pretty darn fast... Read more...
MediaTek is adding to its ever-growing stable of Dimensity chips for mobile devices, this latest one being the Dimensity 8200. The announcement comes a month after MediaTek unveiled its flagship Dimensity 9200 silicon. Like that chip, the Dimensity 8200 is built on a 4-nanometer class manufacturing process and takes... Read more...
Carl Pei was one of founders of OnePlus, and his latest smartphone venture has its sights set on the US. Nothing launched its first phone only in international markets, but it has started laying the groundwork for a US launch. Coming to the US is going to mean taking on Apple, and that's a tall order. Pei believes... Read more...
Qualcomm had a lot of new technology to roll out at its annual Snapdragon Summit this year in Maui, HI. The company teased a new custom CPU core, announced a hardware platform for smart glasses, and of course, unveiled its latest flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platform—the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This new Arm-based... Read more...
The deals keep on rolling in, as we roll-up to Black Friday 2022, and we will keep on helping you find them. Yes, more early Black Friday deals are now surfacing, and this time of the mobile persuasion. Check out these great offerings from Google, Motorola, Samsung, and more... We'll start things off with one of... Read more...
Google's budget-conscious A-series Pixels have been a solid purchase since their debut with the Pixel 3a. A new report suggests that Google's new budget Pixel 7a is going to represent a major upgrade over the already very good 6a (above). In fact, it may even beat the flagship Pixel 7 in some ways. Because Android... Read more...
Google has only just released the impressive Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but there are already rumors of what awaits us for Google's next smartphone release. According to a new report, Google is testing a device with the same dimensions as the Pixel 7 Pro, but this one has an improved ultrasonic fingerprint... Read more...
  Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro - Starting At $599 And $899, Respectively The latest Pixels are the best phones Google has ever made, thanks in large part to a killer camera experience.      Improved premium build quality and design The best smartphone camera experience available Sleek, smart Android 13 OS with long... Read more...
An Amazon US listing for the upcoming Google Pixel 7 smartphone has been spotted and screen-shotted. At the time of writing, the Amazon retail page has been taken down, as someone obviously jumped the gun. However, we now have pretty solid information on the non-Pro device’s price, release date, and Amazon BO... Read more...
Gravity is the enemy of most of the fragile glass sandwiches that pass for smartphones in 2022, but the rugged device niche lives on. Samsung has just announced a new generation of rugged devices for the US in the form of the Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet. These devices run the same... Read more...
Mobile games are becoming more demanding and competitive with titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty coming to smartphones. That's caused the gaming phone niche to expand in recent years with names like Red Magic and Black Shark appearing on the scene. Leave it to ASUS and its ROG brand to set the benchmark, though... Read more...
  Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 - Starting $999.99 (Currently $899) The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 isn't doesn't transform the experience like a larger foldable, but it's a capable, stylish smartphone that doesn't dominate your pocket.      Compact, fun form factor Excellent performance Great for selfies Class-leading software... Read more...
Netflix has seen its first-ever subscriber losses in recent quarters, and that has led the streaming powerhouse to spin up a number of new initiatives. Some, like creating an ad-supported tier, won't do anything to make current subscribers happier, but maybe some free games would help? Netflix is expanding its lineup... Read more...
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