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Elephone S3 review: An elegant, unlocked, stock Android experience for $180

Designed by Chinese smartphone maker Elephone the S3 is a mid-range handset released in spring of 2016. Sold unlocked, it’s capable of working with GSM carriers on 3G and 4G technologies. If you’re a “typical” US consumer looking for a new phone for AT&T, T-Mobile, or any of their respective prepaid brands, this is the

Shine bright with this fireworks-filled Wallpaper Wednesday

Don’t let your home screen fall into a rut — switch out your wallpaper!

You don’t have to pull out a complex new theme like Spider-Man to bring a breath of fresh air to your home screen. A new wallpaper can do wonders, and launchers like Action Launcher can re-theme your entire home screen around a good wallpaper. In our effort to help brighten your device — and maybe your day — we’re compiling some wallpapers  [Read More…]

Amazon and Blu Products partner for $50 R1 HD unlocked smartphone

Amazon and Blu Products on Wednesday announced a new unlocked Android smartphone. Dubbed the R1 HD, it will be offered through Amazon for a mere $ 50 for Prime customers. Say what? As it already does with the Kindle and Fire brands of its ereaders and tablets, Amazon will discount the cost of the R1 HD

Samsung S-View Flip Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

When searching for the best case for your Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, you should look at the official options first.

The official S-View Flip Cover is a popular choice for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. It protects your screen when you’re not using it and gives you access to some of your phone’s features through a window interface. The S-View window is not a gimmick. We’ll show the features in our review.

The Samsung  [Read More…]

Today’s best deals: Moto 360 Sport smartwatch, Bluetooth speakers and headphones

  With just one more day remaining in June, we are just days away until our Independance Day. The weather is warm, days are long, and there are parties and bbq’s planned for the weekend. If you’ve been looking for a wireless speaker for your party, today is the day to get one. There’s sales

PlayStation Vue app now streaming on Android devices

The PlayStation Vue app is now officially available for Android phones and tablets. Sony recently announced that it would be releasing the app and held to its word. Vue is a streaming service that lets you watch movies, TV, sports and more without a cable subscription.

From the app’s description:

PlayStation™Vue is a new TV service with live TV, movies and sports, without a cable or satellite subscription. Now available on Android Mobile. Download the app and  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield Android TV update rolls out with HDR support and more

A major update for the NVIDIA Shield Android TV set-top box is scheduled to roll out today. It will add a bunch of new features, including HDR support, streaming YouTube videos in 4K at 60FPS and more.

Here’s the breakdown of what’s included in the 3.2 update:

Netflix in HDR – SHIELD is the first Smart TV box to support Netflix in HDR. Pair with an HDR TV and enjoy brighter highlights, more detail in dark  [Read More…]

Amazon to subsidize phones by showing adverts on the lock screen

Amazon may have just taken it a step too far: news has it that they will display adverts on upcoming phones and ship them with pre-install apps. The adverts will be numerous and will display on the lock screen, the most viewed part of your phone. The adverts are not much different from the ads

ZTE reveals the stunning Nubia Z11 at $375

ZTE has lifted the veil on its new high-end device, the ZTE Nubia Z11. The Android-powered phone sports powerful specs with an affordable price tag of $ 375, and features an attractive design with a bezel-less display. The device comes after the announcement of ZTE’s other products in the series, the Z11 Mini and Z11 Max.

OnePlus 3 vs. Nexus 6P: Who does clean, affordable and powerful better?

Two phones vying for the same customer base — which one does it better?

With each of its phones, OnePlus has consistently aimed at the same type of customers who would normally consider a Nexus — hitting on the big points of lower prices, great performance, simple software and the ability to customize things if you so choose. The OnePlus 3 at $ 399 has crept up a bit in price, but also value, and that  [Read More…]