Tag Archive: Doesn’t

Google Pixel 2 doesn’t need a SIM card, as long as you use Project Fi

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to come equipped with eSIM technology, but only subscribers of Project Fi will be able to take advantage of it.

Google’s Pixel 2 event was full of announcements, and although we had a pretty good idea of what to expect going into the event, Google still managed to sneak in a few surprises here and there – one of which being eSIM support.

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Boost Mode on PlayStation 4 Pro doesn’t do much for PSVR

VR is already great though PlayStation 4 Pro, so it’s not likely to improve much more.

The 4.5 update to PlayStation 4 Pro consoles added a Boost Mode feature, which was designed to offer more processing and GPU power to existing games that weren’t going to update to the more capable “enhanced” mode. For normal PS4 games, this Boost Mode offers a slight stability bump to make things look consistently good throughout the experience. There was some  [Read More…]

Note 8’s ‘x2’ zoom toggle doesn’t always use the telephoto sensor

Like many who received their new and shiny Note 8 this past Friday, I’ve been profoundly enjoying playing around with this fabulously engineered device over the past few days. But the brakes came on when I was playing with the zoom toggle and made an dismal discovery – the same sensor was being used when pressing […]

Four things that make Gunheart ridiculously cool…and one that doesn’t

Why should I play Gunheart?

Gunheart is currently in Early Access on Steam and Oculus, but it’s getting a ton of attention, both positive and negative. Players are calling it a mix of Destiny and Borderlands, and for good reason. It’s the creation of Drifter Entertainment, which is composed of former members of Epic Games, Oculus, and Microsoft. Not sure whether you should drop $ 35 on an Early Access VR title? Here are four reasons you should, and  [Read More…]

No, the international Moto Z2 Force doesn’t have a headphone jack

Moto sinks rumors of a 3.5mm headphone jack in the global model.

In the hours following the Moto Z2 Force announcement, rumors have percolated online suggesting that unlike the U.S. models, international versions of the phone, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, would feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. Predictable consternation followed, as it seemed Moto fans in the U.S. might be getting a raw deal — American Z2 Forces, like the earlier Moto Z, use  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 vs. Xiaomi Mi 6: Good just doesn’t cut it anymore

The OnePlus 5 is good, but the Mi 6 is better.

It’s getting harder to justify spending over $ 700 on a phone — even on a device as good as the Galaxy S8 — when there are alternatives like the OnePlus 5 available that offer 90% of the features for under $ 500. Then there’s the Xiaomi Mi 6, which manages to undercut the OnePlus 5 while offering similar specs.

Both OnePlus and Xiaomi stepped up  [Read More…]

OnePlus CEO claims the company doesn’t know how to overclock

OnePlus CEO talks about the OnePlus 5’s benchmark scores, retail pricing, and lack of water resistance.

OnePlus came under fire last week after it was revealed that the OnePlus 5 was manipulating benchmarks to gain a favorable score on synthetic benchmarking apps like GeekBench. The company’s co-founder Carl Pei responded to the issue, stating that when running a benchmark, the phone “performs the same as when running resource intensive apps.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with The Indian  [Read More…]

The U.S. unlocked HTC U11 doesn’t support Verizon’s CDMA network, and that’s okay

Sometimes you just have to trust that the company selling you a phone has done its homework.

The U11 is arguably the best flagship phone HTC has ever made, and it properly competes with the other great phones released in the first half of 2017. But in coinciding with HTC’s general decline in the U.S. market, its partnerships to put phones in carrier stores have dwindled, leaving us with a single carrier “partner” here: Sprint.

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T-Mobile rolls out fix for Galaxy S8 red tint, but it doesn’t work in all cases

Earlier today T-Mobile started rolling out an OTA update to fix the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ red tint issue on the display. The update has already reached Galaxy S8 units in South Korea, India and Europe and now is making it to US shores, specifically to T-Mobile customers. It weighs 138MB and brings additional […]

The original Huawei Watch doesn’t have NFC and isn’t getting Android Pay

Bad news for those looking forward to mobile payments on the original Huawei Watch.

I loved the Huawei Watch. It was sleek, it was sexy, it had a battery that went for days… but it doesn’t have NFC. We can’t change that, much as we wanted to after we saw the headscratchers that were the Huawei Watch 2 and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic.

Although a Huawei representative confirmed to Ausdroid that the watch does have a  [Read More…]