Tag Archive: Flagship


Honor 10 review: a compelling option in the affordable flagship niche

Putting the words “affordable” and “flagship” used to feel like an oxymoron in the recent past. But not anymore, as more and more manufacturers have reached a point where they have achieved a great balance between specs and price.

OnePlus has been spearheading these efforts with its line of premium, yet still affordable products that have, over the years, become an icon of budget excellence. And other Android manufacturers have been quick to jump on board the trend and offer  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: the best under-the-radar flagship around

We got our hands on a Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S a while back, and for the past month or so I’ve been using it as my daily driver. It released back in April for about $ 530, which puts it in a similar category to OnePlus’ signature price point.

What follows is my full review of the Chinese-made flagship killer, largely unfiltered and completely candid.

Build

As I mentioned in my First Impressions, the first thing I noticed when pulling  [Read More…]

Sennheiser IE 800 S Flagship In-Ear Headphones Review – Small Upgrade, A Lot of Dough

It’s been a couple years since we’ve looked at the best from Sennheiser with regard to in-ear headphones. The petite IE 800 were an original take on a high-end earphone, deviating from the current trend over-the-ear design and multi-driver configurations. It was surely understated, but the attention to detail is what set it apart, from the elegant, ceramic casing to the super crisp sound.

Well, it’s about that time for a successor, and Sennheiser has debuted it in the form  [Read More…]

Which flagship killer is for you? ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs OnePlus 6

Unveiled back at MWC 2018 in February, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z finally went up for pre-order in the US this week at an affordable $ 499. And the price puts it in direct competition with the OnePlus 6.

The affordable flagship category has been seeing an intense amount of competition in recent years. It was initially dominated by OnePlus and Xiaomi, but now entrants like ASUS are coming out with very compelling alternatives.

Which brings us to today’s question. How  [Read More…]

Which flagship killer is for you? ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs OnePlus 6

Unveiled back at MWC 2018 in February, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z finally went up for pre-order in the US this week at an affordable $ 499. And the price puts it in direct competition with the OnePlus 6.

The affordable flagship category has been seeing an intense amount of competition in recent years. It was initially dominated by OnePlus and Xiaomi, but now entrants like ASUS are coming out with very compelling alternatives.

Which brings us to today’s question. How  [Read More…]

OnePlus just surpassed Samsung’s flagship phone sales in India for the first time

Counterpoint Research shows Samsung’s drop-off was steep and poorly timed.

Here’s something we didn’t see coming: OnePlus just sold more high-end phones than Samsung in India. According to Counterpoint Research, OnePlus was the top-selling manufacturer in the flagship segment (₹30,000+, or $ 435+) in India for Q2 2018, hitting an all-time high of 40% market share. Adding to the surprise is that this is data for the entire quarter (April, May, June) where the OnePlus 6 was  [Read More…]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a Mid-Range Phone Over a Flagship in 2018

Phones keep getting better for cheaper. Why not take advantage of that?

One of the most exciting shifts in the smartphone world over the last few years has been the increasing availability of great mid-range options. Everybody loves a sleek flagship phone, but not everybody can or should spend the money on one — they’re just overkill for some people’s needs.

A lot of people just want a phone for casual gaming, social media, or photography, and  [Read More…]

HTC announces CryptoKitties support for its U12+ flagship

In the smartphone market, HTC has been struggling for a few years now to compete with the titans of the industry. But sales and popularity for the company’s devices falling year-by-year.

The launch of the latest HTC U12+ flagship doesn’t seem to have helped the situation much, as the company recently announced it will be laying off a huge portion of its workforce in Taiwan.

The phone has received a lukewarm reception from the general public. But HTC still hopes  [Read More…]

The UMIDIGI One is hoping to provide a “compact flagship” on the cheap (Promoted)

Hot off the heels of the UMIDIGI Z2 release, the company is back with the UMIDIGI One and One Pro. This time around, the company is looking to bring a “compact flagship” to the masses.

In the specs department, the UMIDIGI One sports a 5.9-inch “Full Surface” display. This means that you will have extremely small bezels, save for the notch found at the top.

UMIDIGI One Specs

Under the hood, the UMIDIGI One is powered by the Helio P23  [Read More…]

Motorola’s Moto Z3 flagship will probably be unveiled on August 2

Motorola introduced the premium middle-range Moto Z3 Play last month. But what about a proper flagship? Don’t worry, it’s coming soon.

The company recently posted a teaser video in which it announces it will be hosting an event on August 2 at its HQ in Chicago. No other details are revealed in the clip, but our bet is that the company will unveil the Moto Z3 flagship.

In the video description, Motorola invites you to say hello to a new  [Read More…]