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Once considered a throwaway feature for smartphones that few people used, theres been an increasing emphasis in recent years by manufacturers on front-facing or selfie cameras. Weve seen smartphones with 5MP and even 8MP selfie cameras become the norm. But Sony, which has seen its smartphone business crumble around... Read more...
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi unveiled a new smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, called the Mi 5 and it underscores why the company is the third largest phone maker in the world (and No. 1 in China) behind only Samsung and Apple. The Mi 5 is a flagship device with a low-end price tag. It's... Read more...
Earlier this morning, AT&T opened up preorders for Microsofts 5.2-inch Lumia 950. Customers can get the device for $149.99 with a new, two-year contract or pay for it in monthly installments with Next. This afternoon, Microsoft kicked off preorders for its larger brother: the Lumia 950 XL. The Lumia 950 XL is only... Read more...
Ever since we first saw renders of the One A9 leak to the web, we all took notice of its similarity to the iPhone 6 (and the iPhone 6s). Some thought that the overall shape of the smartphone and the plastic antenna lines running across the back of the device bared more than a passing resemblance to the Apples... Read more...
We've said it before and we'll it again, it's insanely difficult to keep a secret in this day and age of the Internet. Think about the last time there was a product launch without a leak beforehand. It happens on occasion, though more often than not, the Internet provides an early glimpse of what's to come. Today the... Read more...
Microsoft has a big hardware unveil set for tomorrow morning and were eagerly awaiting to see what the company has in store. Luckily, Microsoft will be streaming the event for all to see tomorrow morning at 10 AM EST youll be able to watch event online using your web browser or from the comfort of your living room on... Read more...
If youre the type of person that doesnt need to have the newest and fastest smartphone on the market, weve got a pretty attractive deal for you folks today. The Nexus 6, which was announced last year as the flagship device for Android 5.0 Lollipop, has fallen to just $$299 off-contract via qualitycellz (the same... Read more...
When its comes to smartphone operating systems, theres Android, iOS, and everyone else. BlackBerry had hoped to regain prominence in the smartphone market with its Blackberry 10 operating system, but those plans have faltered. The company has instead chosen to embrace Android for its upcoming Priv flagship slider... Read more...
There was little left to the imagination today as Samsung officially took the wraps off its next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. Images and specs for the device have been leaking for weeks, so todays unveil in New York is simply a formality at this point. As we previously informed you, the Galaxy Note 5 soldiers on with a 5.7-inch Read more...
OnePlus sure does know how to hype a product; just look no further than the recently unveiled OnePlus 2. After stringing us along for months, dropping little nuggets of information on the smartphone (including a curveball on pricing to set our expectations low), the final product definitely knocked our socks... Read more...
The OnePlus 2 flagship smartphone was hyped for months ahead of its official unveil last week. OnePlus leaked major details about the device including its processor (a new revision of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810) and even its rare (for a smartphone) reversible USB-C connector. But apparently OnePlus has even more in... Read more...
Given how many details OnePlus has leaked over the past few months regarding its next generation flagship smartphone, there wasnt much left to the imagination for prospective buyers other than the price. And that was even hinted at earlier this month, when OnePlus CEO Pete Lau remarked that the device would be priced... Read more...
One key reason for all of the buzz surrounding Samsung's newGalaxy S6andGalaxy S6 Edgeis the terrific results that users (myself included) are getting from the onboard 16 megapixel rear camera. Lightning-fast boot up and response, sharp images loaded with vibrant color, remarkable low-light performance...the GS6... Read more...
The majority of high-end smartphones seem stuck at 3GB, though that's finally beginning to change. Asus kicked things off with its ZenFone 2, the first smartphone to boast 4GB, and Xiamoi followed suit with the Mi Note Pro. Keeping the momentum going, Lenovo is getting ready to release a new handset, the K80, also... Read more...
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. We wont blame you if you have a serious case of deja vu when you first lay your eyes upon the new Sony Xperia Z4, because its a dead ringer for its Xperia Z3 predecessor. If you think that HTC caught a lot of flak for its lazy (design wise) upgrade from the One M7 to One M8 to... Read more...
Does your smartphone have a 5.5 or 5.7-inch screen? Thats amateur hour. Think that youre the king of the hill with 6-inch Nexus 6? Guess again; thats mere childs play. How does 6.8-inches sound to you, because thats exactly what Huawei is delivering with its new flagship P8max. Thats right, the P8max is packing in... Read more...
Apple just held a pretty big event on Monday, during which it launched a 12-inch MacBook, revised MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, a price cut on the Apple TV, and pricing details on the much hyped Apple Watch family. With all of the news and speculation surrounding those products now out the windows, it shouldnt take a... Read more...
Google first announced the Nexus 6 back in October and the smartphone began shipping in November. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint quickly embraced the flagship smartphone, but there was one carrier that was surprisingly missing in action: Verizon. Here we are four month later and Verizon is officially adding the Nexus 6 to... Read more...
The Next Big Thing will soon be upon us. Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge over the weekend and many buyers are eager to get their hands on the new flagship smartphones. If youre a Verizon Wireless customer, we now know when pre-orders for both smartphone will open up on April Fools Day. The global... Read more...
Apple was late to the phablet game with the launch of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014. Samsung arguably created the phablet category three years prior, when it introduced the original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. But despite its late arrival to the party, manufacturers are painting a big red target on the iPhone... Read more...
The BlackBerry Passport is one odd device. On the one hand, its hardware is fitting for a 2014-era flagship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (3GB RAM), 32GB of internal storage, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, a 13MP rear camera with OIS, and a massive 3450 mAh battery. On the other hand, the device has an odd... Read more...
It was originally rumored that Google might unveil its forthcoming Nexus 9 tablet (codenamed Volantis) built by HTC on October 8, only to be supplanted by a more recent rumor suggesting that October 15 or 16 are more likely targets. While the specific date remains up the air, the good news is that the Nexus 9 is still... Read more...
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