Tag: Android Smartphones

Early Samsung Galaxy S9 Benchmarks Show Worse Performance Than 2017 iPhones, Other Smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is among the most highly anticipated smartphones of this year, yet early benchmark tests show disappointing performance. The Galaxy S9 performed worse than last year's iPhones, the Galaxy S8, and others.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 2, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rolls Out To Select Users

A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user on AT&T already received Android 8.0 Oreo, so it seems the update is rolling out to select users. Samsung and AT&T have yet to make an official announcement.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Boasts Top Specs In Smaller Body, But Makes Some Compromises

Sony unveiled an impressive Xperia XZ2 Compact at the MWC 2018, offering top specs in a small form factor. The handset boasts a Snapdragon 845 processor, a sleek design, and more attractive specs, but doesn't have all of the features of the Xperia XZ2.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 Debuts At MWC With Slim Bezels, Snapdragon 845 Processor, And Other Top Specs

Sony unveiled its latest flagships at the MWC 2018 and the Xperia XZ2 is a great improvement over its predecessor. The new smartphone boasts slim bezels, a powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, top specs, and advanced features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2018

MWC 2018: Nokia 7 Plus Launches With Dual Cameras, Zeiss Optics, Stock Android, And More

Just before MWC 2018 kicked into gear, HMD unveiled a number of Nokia-branded devices. The Nokia 7 Plus is the most attractive one, boasting dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics, a vanilla Android experience, and more neat features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2018

Nokia 8 Pro Flagship Reportedly Packs A Snapdragon 845 Processor And A Penta-Lens Camera Module

More information has surfaced regarding Nokia's 2018 flagship, hinting at its exciting specs. According to a new report, a Nokia 8 Pro will launch this year with a Snapdragon 845 processor and a penta-lens camera module.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 24, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Rumor Roundup: What We Know So Far

The Google Pixel 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated smartphone lines of this year, and leaks and rumors keep surfacing. While nothing is official yet, here's what we know so far.

Google February 21, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Smartphones Press Renders And Specs Revealed In Massive Leak

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were the stars of a new leak, revealing more specs and launch details. The leak also offered a good look at the devices in high-quality press renders.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2018

Google Shaves 20 Percent Off Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL For 'Loyal' Nexus Owners

Google wants to reward 'loyal' Nexus fans by offering discounts on the Pixel 2 series. The company has been sending e-mails with 20 percent discounts on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Google February 17, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 To Feature Stereo Speakers And 3D Emoji: Report

Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks and rumors are piling up and a new report claimed the new flagship will feature stereo speakers and 3D emoji. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will debut on Feb. 25.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 14, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Headphone Jack Seen In New DeX Pad Leak

A new leak shows the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Samsung DeX Pad ahead of their debut on Feb. 25. Based on these images, the Galaxy S9 will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 9, 2018

Honor 9 Lite Debuts With 4 Cameras And FullView Display At An Affordable Price

The Honor 9 Lite made its debut in London, coming as a midrange smartphone with notable highlights. The handset sports four cameras, a FullView 18:9 display, a premium design, and an affordable price tag.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2018

HTC U12 'Imagine' Showcased At 5G Event: What To Expect

HTC showcased a smartphone at a 5G event and it's likely its next flagship, the HTC U12 codenamed 'Imagine.' The smartphone sports a large display with thin bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio, and is expected to come with top-notch specs and features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2018

Nokia 7 Plus Leaks With Dual Camera, Android Oreo, 18:9 Display, And More

The purported Nokia 7 Plus has leaked again, this time complete with images and more specs details. The latest leak revealed a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 6, 2018

LG G7 Launch Is On Schedule, But Company Rep Hints At Name Change

The so-called LG G7 may not debut at MWC 2018, but a company spokesperson says the launch is on schedule. All signs point to a brand change, however, so the smartphone might launch under a different name.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Rumored Specs And Release: What We Know So Far

The Google Pixel 2 series have only been out for a few months, but the rumor mill is already churning in anticipation of the Pixel 3 lineup. Google is expected to launch three Pixels this year, so here's what we expect.

Google January 19, 2018

Samsung Announces Special Galaxy Note 8 Edition, But You Can't Buy It

Samsung announced a new Galaxy Note 8 limited edition for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The company made only a few thousand units, however, and its availability will be very limited.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 18, 2018

Moto G6, Moto Z3, And Moto X5 Phones Leak Before MWC 2018: What To Expect

A massive leak revealed information about Motorola's upcoming smartphones, complete with images to show off their designs. The leak details the Moto G6 series, the Moto X5, and the Moto X3 smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 17, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Pre-Order And Release Dates Leak: MWC Unveiling, March Shipping

Samsung already confirmed its Galaxy S9 lineup for MWC 2018, and more details have now surfaced. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus pre-orders should start on March 1 and start shipping on March 16, plus here's what to expect.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 17, 2018

Mirabook Turns Your Android Or Windows Phone Into A Full-Fledged Laptop

Own an Android or Windows phone? The Mirabook laptop allows users to connect their Android or Windows smartphone to the USB-C port, and it shows up on the 13-inch HD display with a keyboard and trackpad.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Confirmed To Debut At MWC 2018: What To Expect

DJ Koh, Samsung's mobile chief, confirmed that the new Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone will make its debut at MWC 2018 next month. Here's what to expect.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 10, 2018

Nokia 6 (2018) Spec Details Revealed In TENAA Listing, Could Debut At CES 2018

The Nokia 6 (2018) surfaced in the TENAA database again and this time, with full spec details. The smartphone could debut at CES 2018, which is just around the corner.

CES 2018 January 4, 2018

Samsung Responds To Galaxy Note 8 Battery Issues, Says It Only Got A Few Reports

Samsung acknowledged that it received reports of Galaxy Note 8 units dying, but only a few. The company offered a brief statement on the matter but has yet to fix anything or explain what went wrong.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 3, 2018

Best Budget Smartphones 2017: Moto G5 Plus, Honor 7X, Nokia 6, And More

2017 brought a slew of good smartphones at attractive price points, and budget shoppers have plenty to choose from. Here are some of the best budget smartphones of 2017, all under $250.

January 1, 2018

Android Device Makers Say They Don't Slow Down Smatphones Like Apple Does

Apple's confession that it throttles iPhones' performance to make up for aging batteries sparked great controversy, fueling questions of whether it's a common practice across the smarpthone industry. Several Android makers say it's not, and they don't do it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 30, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Issues: Some Units Won't Charge After Battery Drain

Some Galaxy Note 8 units are having battery issues, becoming unresponsive and no longer charging if their battery drains completely. Samsung has yet to offer a solution, and it's replacing affected units with refurbished devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Update Brings December Android Security Patch

Samsung has started pushing an update for the Galaxy Note 5, adding the December Android security patch. The OTA update is rolling out gradually, but should not take too long to reach all devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Phones Debut With Dual Selfie Cameras

Samsung announced its first smartphones with dual front cameras, introducing the new Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018). Both handsets sport a sleek design with Infinity Display, an octa-core processor, and other powerful specs.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 20, 2017

Huawei Honor View 10 Flagship Showcased With Top Specs, Cheaper Than Mate 10

Huawei's Honor sub-brand held its global launch event in London on Dec. 5 and showed off the impressive Honor View 10 flagship. With top-tier specs and AI features, Honor View 10 is as capable as Mate 10, but cheaper.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Bootloader Unlock Fix Now Available

Having trouble with the Google Pixel 2's bootloader unlock option? Google has just issued a remote fix, and users report that it does the trick.

Google November 23, 2017

OnePlus 5T Durability, Bend, And Scratch Tests: How Tough Is This Flagship Smartphone?

OnePlus 5T in its latest avatar passes all the crucial tests of durability and bend tests. OnePlus 5T really excels as the flagship phone the maker.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 22, 2017

Jelly Pro Smartphone Review: Tiny Yet Solid, With Android Nougat On A Budget

Jelly is the world's smallest 4G smartphone, arriving as a low-cost handset with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. I've spent a week with the Jelly Pro version and I'm pleasantly surprised, but there are also drawbacks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 13, 2017

Samsung Refutes Claims That The Galaxy S8 Is Less Successful Than The Galaxy S7: Here's Why

Some analysts believe the Galaxy S8's market performance is not as great as the Galaxy S7's, but Samsung doesn't agree. The company refutes such claims, arguing that such a comparison is premature at this point.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 12, 2017

Google Pixel Update Issues: July Security Patch Fails To Install

Google has released the July security patch, but some Pixel owners are having trouble with the installation. Only specific models are affected, and Google says it's looking into the matter.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 6, 2017

Moto E4 Now Available Unlocked At $129.99, Verizon Prepaid Version As Cheap As $69.99

The low-end Moto E4 is now on sale unlocked on Amazon and Motorola's own website, sporting a $129.99 price tag. Other deals offer the smartphone at even lower prices, as cheap as $70.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 6, 2017

Alleged Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Cases Up For Preorder, 'Confirming' Design

More Galaxy Note 8 cases have gone up for preorder, seemingly confirming the smartphone's design. The cases are more expensive than those for the Note 7, indicating that the Galaxy Note 8 may indeed be Samsung's most pricey flagship yet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 5, 2017

Best Buy Offers $200 Gift Cards With Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8 Plus

Purchasing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from Best Buy now comes with a $200 gift card and a free holder/stand. The unlocked units work with all major U.S. carriers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2017

OnePlus 5 Is As Powerful As Expected, But It's No Flagship Killer

The OnePlus 5 is now official and it's the most expensive OnePlus smartphone to date, but it's no longer a flagship killer. Is OnePlus losing its competitiveness?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 22, 2017

LG G6 Plus Debuts With 128 GB Storage, Wireless Charging And More 'Enhanced Features'

LG has announced a new LG G6+ with more storage, higher-quality audio, and wireless charging. The LG G6 and LG G6+ will also get some neat new features with an upcoming software update.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 19, 2017

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Leaks: Front Panel, 8GB RAM Version, Benchmarks And More

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks keep piling up and the latest ones reveal benchmark results, a purported variant with 8 GB of RAM, the device's front panel, and more. Here's a roundup of the latest Galaxy Note 8 rumors.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Reportedly Codenamed 'Gr3at,' Expected At IFA 2017: What We Know So Far

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks have started to intensify, and the latest one reveals the codename 'Gr3at.' The device is expected to debut at IFA 2017 in September, and here's what we know so far about its purported specifications.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 15, 2017

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Will Be Sprint Exclusive In US, But Why?

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone has already gone up for preorder, but those looking for carrier options will have only one choice: Sprint. Why did Essential choose a Sprint exclusivity rather than teaming up with a bigger carrier?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 12, 2017

Nokia Smartphone Drops By FCC, Could Be The Mighty Nokia 9 With 8 GB RAM: US Release Imminent?

An unannounced Nokia smartphone dropped by the FCC and it's likely the much rumored Nokia 9. Previous leaks revealed a powerhouse with Snapdragon 835 and 8 GB of RAM, and the FCC listing suggests an imminent U.S. release.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 10, 2017

Google Pixel XL 2 Benchmark Reveals All Core Specs: What To Expect

The upcoming Google Pixel XL 2 has surfaced on the GFXBench database, revealing its core specifications. If this turns out to be accurate, the Pixel XL 2 will be a powerful flagship all around.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 10, 2017

HTC U11 With 6 GB RAM And 128 GB Storage Reportedly Launching In 9 Countries: Preliminary List Leaks

The U.S. HTC U11 sports 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, but other markets will get a beefier version. A leak reveals nine countries getting the U11 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

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