Category: Android News


Here’s how good the Galaxy Note 9’s battery life is in the real world

Best answer: Samsung could finally tout a Note with battery life to match its size and capabilities thanks to the Note 9. It can go all day with a good amount of battery to spare, even if you make no attempt to change its behavior in the name of battery life. The only modern Galaxy phone that bests it is the latest and greatest Galaxy S10+, and the improvement isn’t huge.

Solid battery, at a discount:  [Read More…]

What do you get in the Mortal Kombat 11: Premium Edition?

Mortal Kombat 11 has two buying options.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest installment in the legendary fighting game franchise. The first title which launched in 1992 astounded gamers with its great visuals and gory gameplay. Luckily, that tradition carries over with Mortal Kombat 11.

If you’re interesting in purchasing the game, you should know that Warner Bros. Interactive offers two versions. The standard edition comes with the base game and some preorder bonuses, but the  [Read More…]

How to use a PlayStation 4 controller on Android

If you own a modern gaming console, chances are you already have a usable Bluetooth controller. That’s because most newer console controllers either use Bluetooth as standard or include it for use on other platforms, which means, yes, it’s possible to use a PlayStation 4 controller on your Android phone, tablet, or TV device. We’re here to show you how.

Products used in this guide In case you don’t have one: DualShock 4 controller ($ 46 at Amazon)  [Read More…]

Here’s Coolpad’s latest budget phone, coming soon to a U.S. carrier

Coolpad may not be a big name in smartphones, at least in the U.S., but a recent leak is proving enticing for those looking for a decent budget device on a budget.

Early information is indicating that it has a 4,000 mAh battery, a 6.36-inch display, will run Android 9 Pie, and should be coming to an unknown U.S. carrier for less than $ 150. After doing some of our own digging, we’ve been able to determine a  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is now on sale in the U.S. for $700

The BlackBerry KEY2’s bold new color option is now available in the U.S.

Brands often turn to new color options as a means of reviving interest in an aging device, and that’s exactly what TCL is doing today. The BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is now up for sale on Amazon for $ 699, with the phone offering 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The bold color definitely provides added flair to the KEY2, and round the  [Read More…]

Astro C40 TR vs SCUF Vantage: Which should you buy?

Controllers can make or break your gaming experience, so how do you know which is best for you? We’ve tested out the best premium controllers money can buy to help you make a decision.

Astro C40 TR

Versatility

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Swappable D-pad and thumbstick modules Free configuration software Cheaper Cons Fewer extra remappable buttons Needs dongle for wireless connection

The Astro C40 TR is for players who value the versatility provided by  [Read More…]

Do you like the OnePlus 7 leaks?

Things are getting pretty exciting.

We’re expecting OnePlus to unveil its new OnePlus 7 anytime now, and when it arrives, we should be in for something special.

The rumor mill is suggesting that we’ll actually get two versions of the phone, including a standard OnePlus 7 and a OnePlus 7 Pro — the latter of which will have a pop-up selfie camera and Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display!

Taking a look at the AC forums, feelings are  [Read More…]

Jerry loves his Aukey mechanical keyboard for a good reason

I write hundreds of thousands of words each year and I’m quick to bash a sub-par keyboard if it comes across my desk. I’m also pretty sure I’m not alone when it comes to having a favorite tool that I don’t want to be without. I’ve found my favorite, the surprisingly good and budget-friendly Aukey KM-G3. I love it when fate is in my favor because I’m not giving this up. I’ve fallen in love.

My favorite keyboard  [Read More…]

These $100 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are surprisingly great

A premium design and big sound for just $ 100.

If you’ve ever looked on Amazon for good, cheap headphones, chances are you’ve come across a company called TaoTronics. TaoTronics makes a wide array of headphones and earbuds for the budget segment, and while they may sometimes seem too good to be true, we’ve found that that’s not the case.

I’ve reviewed quite a few TaoTronics headphones over the last year, with the company’s latest pair of  [Read More…]

Google Chrome for desktop is getting a distraction-free Reader Mode

Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon.

Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. As its name suggests, Reader Mode facilitates distraction-free reading by stripping out ads, animations, and other background content from a page, leaving only the text and article images.

As spotted by ZDNet, the reader mode is now live in the Chrome  [Read More…]