Tag Archive: Phone

Is Visible Protect worth it for your new phone?

Best answer: It depends on how expensive your phone is or if you’re prone to accidents. Visible Protect offers device replacements and repairs for a discounted rate on devices purchased directly from Visible. Rates range from $ 10-12 per month depending on the device.

Forget about the gigs on your phone: Visible ($ 40/mo. at Visible) Don’t panic: Visible Protect ($ 10-12/mo. at Visible) Your phone is probably quite expensive

Many phones today are worth several hundred  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s first 120Hz phone may have been uncovered in MIUI 11 code

120Hz display support is official in the MIUI 11 beta.

What you need to know MIUI 11 has official support for up to 120Hz displays. Display refresh rate can be toggled in the system display settings. This would be the first 120Hz display phone Xiaomi brings to market.

Xiaomi looks to be working on at least one new phone with a 120Hz display, if the MIUI 11 beta is anything to go by. MIUI 11 has been  [Read More…]

Understanding OnePlus’s phone lineup in 2019

There are a lot of different phones, and they aren’t all available everywhere.

It wasn’t that long ago that OnePlus had the simplest phone lineup of any company. It had a single phone that it updated and replaced with a new version every 6 months. It even did so with a predictable cadence, alternating between full-generation updates and subtle “T” refreshes. It was also really great about releasing the same phone around the world, so it didn’t  [Read More…]

Should you buy a 5G phone in 2019?

Best answer: 5G is amazing technology, but it’s not yet worth going out of your way to get it. The networks are small and inconsistent, and you have to choose a phone specifically to get 5G. They’re expensive, and aren’t the best phones available today.

Verizon’s top 5G phone: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G ($ 1300 at Verizon) 5G for less on Sprint: OnePlus 7 Pro 5G ($ 840 at Sprint) 5G speeds are amazing, but coverage is  [Read More…]

Sharp S7 Android One phone heads to Japan

Sharp, yeah that brand, is back with another Android One smartphone, the S7. Set to arrive in Japan later this year, the phone is among the first to run Android 10.

The Sharp S7 features a 5.5-inch (2160 x 1080) display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

Other specifications worth highlighting include a microSD expansion card slot and 4,000mAh battery. Interestingly enough, Sharp says  [Read More…]

Google readying a 5G Pixel phone, report suggests

We’re less than a week away from Google’s next hardware event where it’s expected the company will introduce a number of products. Key among them, of course, will be the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Also anticipated are a possible smartwatch a new Pixel notebook.

According to a new Nikkei Asian Review report, Google is testing a 5G-ready version of its phone. While the timing of an announcement is unclear, it’s possible that Google may unveil the 5G phone  [Read More…]

Chrome 78 beta on desktop lets users send phone numbers to their phone

You don’t need to have the latest Chrome beta installed on your phone to be able to use the ‘Click to Call’ feature.

What you need to know Google is testing a new feature in Chrome beta v78 that lets users right click on a number and call it from their phone. When clicking on a hyperlinked phone number, users will be able to choose which device they want to call the number from. In addition to  [Read More…]

Keep your mobile gaming rig safe with these ASUS ROG Phone 2 cases

If you are looking for a gaming smartphone, then the obvious pick would have to be the ASUS ROG Phone 2 due to its versatility and ability to truly game on the go. However, you will definitely want to protect your investment and your gaming rig, so we have found the best cases for the ROG Phone 2.

Slim and shockproof DDJ Shockproof Shell Case

Staff pick

There is a reason why TPU cases are so popular  [Read More…]

What games can you play at 120fps on ASUS ROG Phone 2?

Best answer: The ROG Phone 2 lets you play over a hundred games at 120fps, including a few standout titles like Minecraft, Minecraft Earth, Mortal Kombat, Alto’s Odyssey, Vainglory, Don’t Starve, and even Temple Run 2. There’s no shortage of titles to choose from here.

Unleash the game: ASUS ROG Phone 2 ($ 900 at B&H Photo) Plenty of great games to choose from

The marquee feature on the ROG Phone 2 is the 120Hz panel. The  [Read More…]

Microsoft teases Surface Duo, a folding ‘phone’ that runs Android

Microsoft, at a Surface-related event today, had a little something special to show off as it wrapped up its show. It’s called the Surface Duo and it runs Android. And it makes phone calls. Oh, and it folds, too.

Don’t look for the Surface Duo to hit the market anytime soon as Microsoft says it’s not due until “holiday 2020”.  Why show it off so early? The device maker hopes to attract developer interest so they can begin working on  [Read More…]