Tag Archive: Phone

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Up close and personal with the world’s first 4K phone

Of course Sony’s 4K phone looks great — but beyond the technological milestone it represents, there remains a lot to learn about the Z5 Premium.

It had to happen eventually. Even as “Ultra HD” TVs remain out of reach to most buyers, the blistering pace of mobile hardware advancement has launched us into the era of 4K smartphones. Announced alongside the vanilla Z5 and Z5 Compact at IFA today, the Xperia Z5 Premium brings Sony’s high-end  [Read More…]

Weekly poll: Do you really want a 4K screen on your next phone?

So yeah. Sony’s new Xperia Z5 Premium has a for-real 4K display. That’d be UHD, 3840 X 2160 pixels, checking in somewhere around 806 ppi.

Holy crap.

Motorola’s next phone, the Moto X Force leaks on Twitter

We’re starting to see steady leaks come out of the Motorola camp recently. First it was the Moto 360, which has been leaked numerous times over the past few months. Then it was the new Moto X line followed by the Moto 360 Sport. Now we’re getting another look at the Moto X Force. The Force was originally leaked with it’s code name, “Bounce”. In that leak we learned that the Force will feature a 5.43″ QHD display, Snapdragon 810 MSM8994  [Read More…]

TrekkerTech’s PhoneRider keeps your phone safe while driving

My wife is always yelling at me for using my phone while driving. Yes, I have a Bluetooth on my Nissan Versa, but I’m still using my hands to navigate through the phone to answer or GPS, taking my eyes off the road. Thankfully, TrekkerTech PhoneRider comes to the day and saved me from hearing my wife on a daily basis.

The mounting system is easy to use and quite user friendly. Pop it out of the box and you’ll  [Read More…]

Amazon to lay off engineers involved in Fire Phone development

Apparently, Amazon has finally come to the conclusion that although the website remains very popular, and their products are in demand, the Fire Phone wasn’t really that great an idea. The once AT&T exclusive, with the high price tag at launch, has been discounted many times since, and is now practically free, once you take into account the price of the years worth of Amazon Prime that comes with it. As a consequence, Amazon has decided to take measures to improve  [Read More…]

The Turing Phone will begin shipping on December 18

We have seen some pretty unique designs on Android phones in the past, but the Turing Phone is likely the craziest in recent memory. Turing Robotic Industries, the company behind the Turing Phone, has announced that Foxconn will be the exclusive manufacturer of the smartphone, and shipments will begin on December 18. That date sound familiar to you? That’s because it’s Star Wars day, and the company is huge fans.

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Amazon reportedly scales back hardware division after Fire Phone debacle

Following an unsuccessful attempt to make its mark on the smartphone market with the Fire Phone, Amazon is said to have laid off dozens of employees at its hardware unit, Lab126. Although several projects are still in the works at the facility located in Sunnyvale, California, the retailer is said to have also scrubbed development of a huge tablet with a 14-inch screen and a smart stylus along with its smartphone ambitions:

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Review – 1byone Portable battery that can charge your phone or jump start your car

Here at Androidguys, portable batteries are a dime a dozen. Most of us need extra juice from time to time as we rely on our smartphones for probably way too many things. Leave it to 1byone to send me a unique portable battery that can even jump start your car! When they offered me the opportunity to review this battery I just couldn’t say no.

In my lifetime, I have needed to get my car/truck jump started at least 10  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon Pro review: A phone that gives more than you paid for

ZTE is a name that’s been around a long time in the mobile industry, but the Axon Pro came as a bit of a surprise. The issue is that the few times we’ve heard their name crop up in North America was when we were talking about phones not many people were buying, and didn’t have any “pizazz” factor. Good solid phones built for Boost Mobile are important, but that’s a tough way to carve out a  [Read More…]

Amazon drops the Fire Phone pricing to $130, but you likely still aren’t interested

Amazon’s Fire Phone never took off as the company had hoped, but that has yet to stop the retail giant from attempting to entice buyers with it still. The latest attempt drops the price down to just $ 130, with free shipping. Considering the Fire Phone comes with a free year of Amazon Prime, a $ 99 value, the company is basically selling the phone for just $ 30.

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