Tag Archive: HandsOn


Oukitel K7 big-battery phone greets the world in first hands-on video (Promoted)

Oukitel K7 is the company’s new big-battery phone. The device coming with a 6-inch display and Android 8.1 Oreo is set to go on sale soon.

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Android P Beta hands-on: The best and worst features

24 hours with Google’s latest Android build.

Android P has been available as a Developer Preview for weeks, but that was basically just Oreo with back-end API changes. At Google I/O 2018 we got the first proper beta release, which includes all sorts of visual changes and new features that better represent what we’ll actually see when Android P is released.

The OTA update hit my Pixel 2 XL after signing up for the Beta Program, and  [Read More…]

LG G7 ThinQ hands-on preview: All about that bass

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

I’ve spent enough time now with the LG G7 — excuse me, the G7 ThinQ — that I’m positive it won’t change the fortunes of LG’s mobile division.

I’ve also spent enough time to know that that’s a shame. Because, see, the phone is quite good, excellent even, in the ways that count. And LG’s new focus on ABCD — that is, AI, battery, camera, and display — is the right move  [Read More…]

Moto E5 and E5 Plus hands-on preview: Your next cheap phone

This is how Motorola plans to keep its hold on the low-end market.

I would argue that the Moto E line is the last of Motorola’s phones that stays true to the company’s original vision for modern Android smartphones. The vision shown with the original Moto X of a simple, compact phone with specs that were good enough but a complete experience that far outweighed the spec sheet. That’s all but gone now to make way for  [Read More…]

Moto G6 series hands-on preview: Hello photo

Budget beauties.

It’s been five long years since Motorola introduced the Moto G, a phone that would, after the ignominious rise and fall of the ahead-of-its-time Moto X, come to stand out less for its features than its legacy.

When Lenovo took over the Moto brand, “G” was the lone money-maker in Motorola’s shrinking portfolio, so the new owners did what any corporate parent would do in such a circumstance: it expanded.

What was a single model between  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Android P on Wear OS: This smartwatch doesn’t need a charger

Android P brings a dark UI and power-saving features to the Huawei Watch 2.

After officially rebranding Android Wear to Wear OS a few weeks ago, Google has released a developer preview for the Huawei Watch 2 that gives us an early look at some of the improvements Android P will bring to the platform.

The preview system image is available on the Android Developers site, where Google also provides instructions on how to install it through  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Oculus Go, the game console you wear on your face

The right fit. The right quality. The right price. This is going to be a hit.

Great standalone VR experiences are quickly defined by how comfortable the headset is, the volume and quality of available games, and the price of the headset. Oculus has been working hard to make sure its upcoming Go headset ticks all of these boxes, and at GDC 2018 the Oculus booth puts this headset front and center to demonstrate how successful that  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5 hands-on: This iPhone X runs Android

Yo dawg, I heard you like notches…

Are clones inherently bad? I’m not talking about Dolly the sheep or the clone army from Star Wars Episode II, but the typical kind we see in consumer electronics: one company makes a thing, its good ideas permeate into our shared culture, and other companies, wanting to stay on trend, copy one or all of those good ideas.

The ASUS ZenFone 5 is an unabashed iPhone X clone, so much so  [Read More…]

Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on: Android One goes sexy and expensive

The most expensive Android One phone yet, and a darn good looking one at that.

Nokia is riding a solid hype machine with tens of millions of phones sold in 2017 and a resurgence of affinity for the brand name. But it’s all been on the back of very affordable phones, ranging from $ 200-400 where it’s all about value and not necessarily getting a combination of the best possible specs, design and materials.

The Nokia 8  [Read More…]

MrMobile Hands-On: the Galaxy S9 is an incremental update with intense optics

The Android world is a diverse landscape of distinctive, powerful, and sometimes bizarre smartphones … but let’s face it: Samsung’s new Android flagship is always “the next big thing.” The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are all you’re going to be hearing about for the next few weeks – and even if nine out of ten people wouldn’t be able to tell them apart from their immediate predecessors at a glance, there are at least a  [Read More…]