Items tagged with smartphones

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...
A new smartphone unboxing video has recently surfaced on social media. The exciting thing about this particular video is that it appears to feature the new Google Pixel 7 Pro—a device which hasn’t yet been officially launched. Smartphone enthusiasts will have to wait until October, for Google’s Fall Event, before the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Read more...
Qualcomm is expected to announce a new generation of its flagship Snapdragon chips later this year, and Motorola might be the first to take advantage. This news comes by way of chatter on the Chinese Weibo social network. It's far from a sure thing. Bigger OEMs like Samsung and Xiaomi could still beat Moto to the... Read more...
Twitter grew to prominence with a focus on short text content, but it has been expanding into audio in recent years with features like Spaces voice chat. Now, Twitter is jumping into podcasts, which will be accessible as part of the revamped Spaces tab. This isn't some "in the coming months" change—Twitter says that... Read more...
Benchmarks don't tell the whole story when it comes to device performance, but they can provide important points of comparison. Not all benchmarks are created equal, though. You need something that supports the latest technology to properly assess the capabilities of a device, particularly one that fits in your... Read more...
Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched a new flagship smartphone at a special event in China. The new Moto X30 Pro boasts some great specs including an industry-first 200MP main camera, a top-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC from Qualcomm, as well as offering superfast 120W charging, and a 6.73-inch 144Hz pOLED screen with... Read more...
It is widely expected that Google will launch its next flagship smartphones sometime in October, as it will have been a year since the search giant released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Now, a Google Pixel leaker with an unrivaled track record has ‘confirmed’ the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are set to be launched with pre-orders open from Thursday, Read more...
According to some users of Google's latest, affordably-priced flagship Android smartphone, the Pixel 6a, the device's biometric security isn't exactly secure, and that is a big problem. The Google Pixel 6a was just released on July 28th to the masses, retailing in the US for $449. Compared to its bigger brethren... Read more...
An important distinction in the eternal iPhone versus Android debate is that the iPhone is a specific brand of phone with its own operating system, iOS, while Android is only an operating system that runs on a wide variety of different phone brands and models. That said, Google, the driving force behind Android, does make its own phones and... Read more...
You can take some amazing photos with a smartphone these days, even nighttime shots of the stars and dimly lit environments, depending on the specific model you own (see our Pixel 6 Pro review for an example of this). Nevertheless, professional photographers by and large still turn to Digital SLR (DSLR) and mirrorless... Read more...
One very hot topic of discussion right now is the impact of smartphone usage on mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of data on this subject at the moment and much of the existing studies are flawed. A research team is currently requesting Android users help to determine whether or not smartphones are... Read more...
New proposed updates to the Highway Code concerning self-driving cars in the UK will allow a human driver to watch television or other video media on a built-in screen while the car is in charge of driving duties. However, drivers will still not be allowed to use cell phones. There are currently no self-driving... Read more...
Google is looking to join in on the foldable smartphone craze with its own Pixel version. As such, the tech giant is rumored to be starting production on the Pixel Fold later this year. Foldable smartphones are starting to become more of a norm, as more companies look to jump into the foldable market. Companies... Read more...
Premium smartphones are great and all, but they also can cost upwards of $1,000 (sometimes way upwards). Then almost at the polar end of the spectrum, Motorola's refreshed Moto G Stylus for 2022 brings some intriguing upgrades and a premium aesthetic (in a plastic shell) for $299. That's on the high-end of budget or... Read more...
Samsung's previous generation Galaxy S20 Fan Edition was met with high praise for its value proposition when it launched last November. The goal of Samsung's Galaxy FE products is to deliver key features most mainstream and enthusiast users want at a price point that's more approachable for the masses. This class of smartphones has been wildly... Read more...
OnePlus keeps teasing us with details about its next flagship handset for CES 2022. We saw pictures of the design first, then got the specifications. Now, we have more information on the cameras built into the OnePlus 10 Pro, along with sample photos from the smartphone. The camera setup features the second... Read more...
Continuing with news related to the upcoming launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro, the Chinese smartphone maker has released the spec sheet for its latest flagship handset. We already knew the device would sport the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but even more specifications are now available. Let's have a look at what makes this... Read more...
Remember when BlackBerry was THE smartphone brand, back before the rise of Apple and Samsung as the dominant players (and now others)? It was a good, long run. Some of you may still own and use legacy BlackBerry devices, and if you do, be advised that support is coming to an end next week. When that happens, you may... Read more...
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