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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

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Feature Same 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio As S8 Series, But Boast Dual Cameras

More Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumors are surfacing, painting an exciting picture. The latest report now mentions the aspect ratio, as well as the display size compared to the Galaxy S8 Plus and last year's Galaxy Note 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A4 (2017) Gets Wi-Fi Certification: Release Imminent?

An unannounced Samsung smartphone with model number SM-A450F surfaced online and it's expected to launch soon as the Galaxy A4 (2017). The handset will apparently be a midrange offering, so here's what to expect in terms of specifications.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 5, 2017

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Surfaces As Galaxy Note FE In Retail Listing, Complete With Price And Specs

Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 twice over exploding battery issues, but it plans to relaunch the smartphone as the Galaxy Note FE. A Korean retailer now lists the device, complete with pricing and specifications.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 1, 2017

OnePlus 5 Release Date Leaks Again, Smartphone Teased To Be The Slimmest Flagship Yet

The OnePlus 5 release is just around the corner, as more leaks confirm the June 15 unveiling. OnePlus has also been dropping teasers and the last one comes from CEO Pete Lau, who touts the slimmest flagship yet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 1, 2017

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Is Official And It's The Ultimate Anti-iPhone: Specs, Features And Price

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is officially here and it looks like a powerful iPhone killer. The smartphone boasts a Snapdragon 835 processor, a truly bezel-less design, dual rear cameras and more powerful specs, so here's all you need to know.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 30, 2017

OnePlus 5 Release Date Leaks And It's Just Around The Corner

A purported OnePlus internal email leaked online, hinting at the OnePlus 5's release date. Should it turn out to be accurate, the OnePlus 5's launch is just around the corner.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 30, 2017

Beefier Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) With More RAM And Storage Leaks In Four Color Options

AT&T has recently launched the Galaxy J3 (2017), but Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a beefier version as well. The new variant would pack more RAM, more storage and better cameras, and it just leaked in four color options.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 30, 2017

Moto G5 Plus Leaks Again In Midnight Blue, Reportedly Headed To Latin America

Motorola has reportedly been preparing a sleek Midnight Blue Moto G5 Plus, which is expected to launch soon in Latin America. Newly leaked renders now offer a better look at the device, both front and back.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 29, 2017

Huawei Nova 2 And Nova 2 Plus Boast Dual Rear Cameras, 20MP Selfie Cams And Android Nougat

Huawei unveiled two new midrangers with impressive prowess in the camera department. Meet the new Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus, both sporting dual rear cameras and 20-megapixel selfie cams.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 27, 2017

RIP, OnePlus 3T: Smartphone Discontinued Ahead Of OnePlus 5 Launch

The OnePlus 5 is just around the corner and the existing flagship is already out the door. OnePlus has officially confirmed that it discontinued the OnePlus 3T, although it had less than one year on the market.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 26, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus Reportedly In Development Already, Codenamed Star And Star 2

Samsung reportedly kicked off development for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ already, months earlier than it did for the Galaxy S8 line. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are codenamed Star and Star 2, a new report reveals.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Leaks Reveal New Design, Several Color Options

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has leaked yet again before its official unveiling, likely to take place next month. The latest images show an intriguing design change, as well as several color options.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 23, 2017

Samsung Offers Galaxy S8 BOGO Deal And It's Refreshingly Simple And Straightforward

Samsung kicked off a neat Galaxy S8 BOGO deal and, unlike other BOGO offers, this one is surprisingly simple and free of caveats. It's only for T-Mobile customers, but it also bundles a free Entertainment Kit that further allows for notable savings.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 22, 2017

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Image Leaks And It Will Sport Wireless Charging

The purported Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has surfaced at the Wireless Power Consortium, which is the group behind the Qi wireless charging standard. The listing includes a photo of the device and confirms the model number, as well as Qi support.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 22, 2017

Motorola Flagship Spotted On Geekbench With Snapdragon 835, Android Nougat And More: Is This The Moto Z2?

A Motorola device with model number XT1650 popped up on Geekbench a while ago, and now it's believed to be the upcoming Moto Z2 flagship. The benchmark listing reveals a Snapdragon 835 processor and Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 19, 2017

HTC U11 Launches With Edge Sense, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant And More: Pricing, Specs And Availability [Video]

The HTC U11 is finally official and apparently worth the wait, boasting top-notch specs all around. The smartphone rocks new Edge Sense technology, a sleek design, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and more, and it's now up for preorder.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2017

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rumors Hint At Massive Display With 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio, Dual Cameras

A new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumor hit the surface and it bolsters previous claims of a massive display and a dual rear camera setup. The latest leak also mentions a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, the same one found on the Galaxy S8 series.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 16, 2017

Moto Z2 Force And Z2 Play Press Render Reveals Design, Confirms Some Rumored Specs

The purported Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play have leaked in a new render, offering a good look at their front and back designs. Both smartphones look sleek and sport a front-facing flash, and the Moto Z2 Force has a large dual rear-camera setup.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 15, 2017

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 BOGO Deal Goes Live, But With Several Caveats

T-Mobile launched a limited-time Galaxy S8 BOGO deal for Mother's Day, but interested customers might want to read the fine print before signing up. The offer is not quite your regular BOGO and has several caveats.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 12, 2017

Meet Jelly, The World's Smallest 4G Smartphone Running Android Nougat On A Budget

The world's smallest 4G smartphone has taken Kickstarter by storm, raising more than three times its funding goal with 34 days to go. Meet Jelly, a mini-sized 4G smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 3, 2017

OnePlus CEO Posts First OnePlus 5 Teaser: Expect A 'Big Surprise'

The first OnePlus 5 teaser reveals that the company is working tirelessly on its new flagship and it will bring a 'big surprise.' Here's what we expect from the next flagship killer based on the most recent OnePlus 5 specs rumors.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Common Issues And How To Fix Them

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are among the hottest smartphones currently on the market, but they have their fair share of issues. Here are the most common issues and how to fix them.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2017

HTC 11 Top Specs Leak Before May 16 Unveiling: Snapdragon 835, Up To 6 GB RAM, And More

Part of a retail box shows the purported specs of the upcoming HTC 11 and it's shaping up as a real beast. Snapdragon 835 power, up to 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and more exciting specs boost the hype ahead of the May 16 unveiling.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2017

Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 8 Release Later This Year And It Should Be A Hit

Samsung spilled the beans in its recent financial report, confirming the Galaxy Note 8. The upcoming flagship is on track to launch in the second half of this year and Samsung is banking on its success to boost its overall performance.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8: Top 5 Reasons To Wait Before You Order The Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are touted as the smartphones to watch out for in 2017. However, those looking to purchase the smartphones are advised to hold on for a bit before buying them.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 23, 2017

Galaxy S8 Red Tint Is Not A Defect, Says Samsung: You Can Easily Fix It

The Samsung Galaxy S8 already launched in South Korea and some users complained of a red tint on the display. Samsung says it's just a minor detail that's easy to fix in settings, but some experts worry there's more to the story.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 20, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Reveals It's A Nightmare To Repair: 4/10 On The iFixit Repairability Scale

The Samsung Galaxy S8 got the iFixit teardown treatment and it's not a pretty sight. As sleek and powerful as it is, the Galaxy S8 will be quite a nightmare to repair with a 4 out of 10 score on iFixit's repairability scale.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 20, 2017

Xiaomi Mi 6 Launches With Snapdragon 835, 6 GB RAM, Massive Battery And More At Just $360

Xiaomi has officially unveiled its latest Mi 6 flagship and it boasts some impressive specs for its price point. The smartphone starts at $360 and packs a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB of RAM, a dual rear camera, and more neat specs.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Design Clues Found In Leaked Galaxy S8 Plus Prototype

A new Galaxy S8+ prototype leak hit the surface, but why does it still matter? Well, it may hold precious clues about the Galaxy Note 8 design and, if so, we're in for a treat.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2017

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8+: Which Smartphone Should You Buy?

The Google Pixel XL is a popular smartphone, but how does it fare against the Samsung Galaxy S8+? Here's a look at which of the two Android phablets is worth buying.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2017

HTC One X10 Now Official With 4000 mAh Battery, 16-Megapixel Camera And More Goodies

HTC has officially launched its new HTC One X10 midranger, albeit only in Russia for now. The smartphone comes with a focus on battery life and good specs for its price point, and should soon launch in more markets worldwide.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2017

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