Tag Archive: Phone


How to use, customize and disable Active Edge on a Google Pixel phone

One of the most underrated hardware features on Pixel phones is one you can’t even see. Active Edge lets you squeeze your phone to launch Google Assistant or silence incoming calls and notifications. It’s a pretty neat trick that accomplishes a simple set of tasks; and if you want to turn it off, you aren’t stuck with a useless button on your phone as is the case with the competition. Here’s how you can get started with Active  [Read More…]

Build you own phone cleaning kit without breaking the bank

Human beings are filthy, and as we use our phones anywhere and everywhere, we expose our phones to all that filth as well. And since you can’t give your phone a hot, soapy shower every day like you do yourself, you should build yourself a cleaning kit to keep the grime and nastiness under control before those germs migrate back from your phone to you and get you sick.

Clean screen on the go ZEISS Mobile Screen Wipes (60ct Box)  [Read More…]

Motorola readying a phone with stylus, report indicates

Motorola has done its fair share of trying interesting things over the last few years, but its next trick could be a familiar one. According to oft-accurate Evan Blass (Twitter), Motorola is working on a phone with a stylus.

It has been a long time since Motorola employed the use of a stylus; you’d have to go all the way back to the days of Windows Mobile to find one.

It’s  [Read More…]

Should you really consider buying a phone from BLU?

Best answer: BLU has made affordable Android phones for years, but there have been security scares and a few disastrous bugs throughout its history. BLU phones can give a decent Android experience to users on a very limited budget, but it still hasn’t completely won our trust back yet.

Great budget pick: BLU VIVO XL5 ($ 120 at Amazon)

BLU is a budget phonemaker with some black marks on its track record

If you’ve ever looked  [Read More…]

Looking for an ASUS phone in 2020? These are the best options you’ll find

ASUS overhauled its strategy in the last two years, cleaning up its user interface and turning its attention to the value flagship segment. The move worked very well for the brand, with the ZenFone 6 one of the best in this category. ASUS also has a standout gaming phone and decent options if you’re on a budget.

Standout value ASUS ZenFone 6

Staff pick

The ZenFone 6 is all about delivering flagship-class features for less. There’s a  [Read More…]

Sony may launch its first 5G-enabled flagship phone at MWC 2020

Sony is expected to launch a new mid-range phone as well at the upcoming event.

What you need to know Sony will reportedly launch a new flagship phone with a 4K display at MWC 2020 next month. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 flagship mobile chipset. Unlike Sony’s previous phones with a 4K display, the upcoming flagship will come with 5G connectivity.

Sony sent out press invites for its MWC 2020  [Read More…]

Here’s why the Pixel 4a will be a better phone without Soli

Using a Pixel 4 XL without Soli makes it very obvious just how frivolous the feature really is.

When Google launched the Pixel 4 and 4 XL last year, it spent a considerable amount of time showing off Motion Sense, a gesture system that lets you control the phone by waving your hand over the display. While that sounds incredibly cool, the final implementation was far from perfect. All you could do with the feature was dismiss  [Read More…]

Cheap cell phone plans that use the Sprint network

Sprint is currently the fourth largest wireless service provider in the United States, but it’s far from the only one that uses its network. Indeed, much like we find in other carriers, there are plenty of brands who pay for access to its towers.

Each of these mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) offers its own rate plans, phone selection, billing, and customer service. These companies simply rely on Sprint for cellular coverage.

If you have Sprint and are considering a  [Read More…]

Can my phone play Diablo Immortal?

Best answer: The exact list of compatible devices for Diablo Immortal is unknown at the moment, but it’s safe to assume that most modern flagship phones that support both iOS and Android will be compatible. Furthermore, checking the Google Play Store and seeing if you can pre-register for the game might be a hint if your device is compatible.

Pre-register now: Diablo Immortal (See now at Google Play Store) Explore the world of Diablo: The Art of  [Read More…]

Get ready for the worst kind of 2010s throwback: long, horrible phone names

Of all the trends from the early 2010s we could resurrect, why did have to be these abominable phone names?!

My very first Android phone was a Samsung Captivate Glide. I called it Soarin. I had to; calling it the Captivate Glide just felt ridiculous. The Samsung Captivate Glide was the QWERTY Keyboard variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Glide was the follow-up to the Samsung Captivate, the AT&T-tailored version of the original Galaxy S,  [Read More…]