Tag Archive: Phone


Best Amazon Prime Day Phone Deals

Stop buying from your carrier.

Unlocked smartphones have become far more popular in the past few years, and if you are looking to treat yourself to a new one, Prime Day may be just the time to do it. We have already begun seeing a bunch of deals hit, and there will be some good phone deals to come as well.

BlackBerry

The BlackBerry KEYone has dropped $ 100 ahead of Prime Day, bringing it down to  [Read More…]

Early access for HTC’s Exodus blockchain phone opens in Q3 2018

HTC is partnering with Cryptokitties, Animoca, and Bitmark to help create Exodus.

This past May, HTC confirmed it was working on a new phone by the name of “Exodus.” Rather than release another typical Android handset, Exodus is a smartphone that’s powered by blockchain. Today, July 11, HTC announced it’s opening up early access for Exodus during Q3 this year.

Per an HTC press release:

Context and meaning are being destroyed by copyright and privacy laws that  [Read More…]

What apps and services are bundled on an Amazon Prime Exclusive phone?

These days, Prime Exclusive phones are a pretty incredible deal.

Remember when Amazon started offering certain phones at a discount through its Prime Exclusive program? Originally, this meant that your phone would come loaded with tons of non-removable Amazon apps, along with annoying lock screen ads for Amazon products. You could pay to have the lock screen ads removed months after buying the phone, but the Amazon apps would remain.

Sounds annoying, right? Luckily, Amazon no longer  [Read More…]

Bluboo S2 will have one of the highest screen-to-body ratios ever seen in a phone (Promoted)

Among the deluge of iPhone X, Chinese phone maker Bluboo stood out in Barcelona at MWC 2018 with a unique looking phone.

The S2 represents the company’s attempt to bring a completely full-screen phone to the market. Bluboo claims the device will feature a whopping 91.16% screen-to-body ratio. And considering the iPhone X has an 82.9% screen-to-body ratio, this is quite impressive.

But how does Bluboo manage to achieve this feat? Well, the S2 is using a flip-up rear  [Read More…]

21 highly detailed macro wallpapers for your phone

Macro photography has some exciting benefits over other traditional types of photography available. For one, you don’t have to do tons of traveling or waiting for specific times in the day to shoot. Anything can be shot up close to reveal detail and everything around us is continually changing.

Think of how different a leaf can look depending on the weather or season. One thing we enjoy about macro photography is that they usually included a variation of bokeh (or  [Read More…]

Samsung just opened the world’s largest phone manufacturing plant

The factory is capable of producing 120 million phones each year.

In Noida, India, Samsung formally opened up a brand-new smartphone manufacturing plant on Monday, July 9. According to Samsung, it’s the largest phone factory on the planet.

The factory will be used to produce both flagship smartphones and budget ones that cost under $ 100, and during a single year, Samsung says it’ll be able to produce up to 120 million handsets.

Commenting on the plant’s  [Read More…]

Mapping the most important phone announcements remaining in 2018

The second half of the year is setting up to be busy.

We’re in a little bit of a lull in terms of smartphone releases now, as all of the big names got out the door for the first half of the year and we’re now waiting about a month for Samsung’s other shoe to drop. But the Note 9 isn’t the only phone being released in the coming months — here’s a breakdown of what I’m  [Read More…]

If you’re buying a phone for $600+, you should expect to get all of these core features

And if the phone doesn’t have these, you should question why.

There are many parts of the smartphone experience that are a matter of personal preference — like screen size, specific internal components, expandable storage, certain exterior materials, software features and the like. All of those areas provide smartphone companies with room to differentiate and make unique devices with interesting selling points. Just one of those choices could make or break your decision to buy the phone.

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How to get custom text tones back on your Samsung Galaxy phone

We can get dozens of text messages a day, so why not spice them up with custom tones for your loved ones?

Custom text message tones might seem like a small feature, but they can be immensely useful. A custom text message tone can tell us to respond to one notification among a sea of default notification tones. A friend of mine has a custom text tone, a revolver shot, that echoes through the station when his  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Android Go phone revealed in numerous hands-on photos

Spoiler alert — there’s no stock Android.

We’re expecting Samsung to launch its first Android Go phone at some point this year, and leading up to its official unveiling, SamMobile‘s provided us with numerous hands-on photos that showcase the device from a few different angles.

It was previously rumored that Samsung’s Android Go phone (currently rumored to be the Galaxy J2 Core) would ship with a stock build of Android, but as we can see from  [Read More…]