Tag Archive: Flagship


Google Pixel 4 renders provide possible glimpse at next flagship

In what may provide our first look at the forthcoming Google Pixel 3 successor, new renders have appeared online. Should they prove accurate we ought to expect a rather noticeable departure from the flagship phone line.

Landing online via OnLeaks and Pricebaba, the photos show the so-called Pixel 4 with a prominent, raised corner that could give way to two or three sensors. Similar to what Apple may have in store for its next-gen iPhone, this would be the first  [Read More…]

Opinion: Motorola needs a true flagship

For those that haven’t followed me for some time, I’m a pretty big Motorola fan. I’ve supported the brand for over two decades now. Maybe that makes me an old fart, but it’s true. If you were to make a graph of all the devices I’ve owned in the mobile space, Moto would have drastically taller bar than the rest.

Unfortunately, it’s getting harder and harder to back the company over the likes of Google and Samsung when considering my  [Read More…]

New MediaTek flagship chip has on-die 5G, Cortex-A77 + Mali-G77

7nm SoC sampling in fourth quarter, with devices available from early 2020.

What you need to know MediaTek at last has a new flagship SoC on the way It’ll have new, faster and more efficient GPU and CPU cores from ARM, plus an AI processing unit. An on-die 5G modem will boast better battery life than current 5G offerings.

Taiwanese chip giant MediaTek has unveiled its first smartphone processor with on-die 5G support, as well as new  [Read More…]

Coolpad debuts Legacy flagship phone for Metro

Coolpad on Monday announced its latest smartphone, the Legacy, is now available for purchase. The $ 130 handset is offered as a prepaid device through T-Mobile’s prepaid brand Metro.

Powered by Android 9 Pie, the Coolpad Legacy is the sort of device that caters to family users. While high-end, top-dollar phones are nice, it is not practical to outfit a family with a whole fleet of them.

Coolpad Legacy focuses on what matters to its intended demographic. In short,  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s latest chips bring flagship features to the mid-range category

Qualcomm is adding support for 5x optical zoom and HDR gaming on its mid-range Snapdragon chipsets.

Qualcomm has dominated the mid-range segment in recent years thanks to the strong performance of the Snapdragon 6xx and 7xx series, and the chip vendor is making key updates in this category for 2019. The Snapdragon 665 will take over from the Snapdragon 636 and 660, and the mid-range is getting two new additions in the 7xx series: the Snapdragon 730  [Read More…]

Want a flagship phone for less? Check out these refurbished picks!

As much as we love playing with and testing the latest and greatest phones here at AC, there is something we can universally agree on that we aren’t fans of — paying full price for flagship devices. If you’re in the market for a quality Android phone but don’t want to spend a thousand dollars, refurbished models offer a great experience at a fraction of what you’d typically spend. Here are our favorite options!

Best camera ever Google Pixel 3  [Read More…]

Want a flagship phone for less? Check out these refurbished picks!

As much as we love playing with and testing the latest and greatest phones here at AC, there is something we can universally agree on that we aren’t fans of — paying full price for flagship devices. If you’re in the market for a quality Android phone but don’t want to spend a thousand dollars, refurbished models offer a great experience at a fraction of what you’d typically spend. Here are our favorite options!

Best camera ever Google Pixel 3  [Read More…]

Samsung adds Galaxy A70 to its budget-friendly flagship alternatives

For the last few years Samsung has attacked the premium smartphone market with the Galaxy line, but that’s not the only phones it has available. The company has a more budget-friendly A-series for those who don’t want to drop $ 1,000 on a smartphone.

The Galaxy A line is where you look when you don’t want to dole out a chunk of money. The rub? You don’t get all the fancy bells and whistles in the Galaxy S family. However, that doesn’t  [Read More…]

Can the OnePlus 6T keep ‘flagship killer’ status against the Honor View 20?

We test almost every new phone to give you the best insight on what to buy — and perhaps more importantly, what not to buy, and while it’s hard to go wrong with either of these phones, there are some stark differences to realize when comparing them.

Honor View 20

Affordable flagship

$ 759 at Amazon

Pros Excellent camera Faster rear fingerprint sensor Great battery life Cons Limited availability Magic UI isn’t for everyone

The  [Read More…]

NUU Mobile G4 debuts as budget-friendly flagship with Android 9

Buying a powerful flagship smartphone with the most recent version of Android is not always affordable. In fact, the last few years have seen the average price of tier-one hardware creep up to, and over, $ 1,000.

NUU Mobile, a brand who has offered unlocked smartphones for the last few years, is doing its level best to take price in the opposite other direction. The handset maker this week introduces its latest experience, the G4, at the annual CES trade  [Read More…]