Tag Archive: Phone


Xiaomi’s $480 Black Shark gaming phone is designed to take on the Razer Phone

Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming phone offers liquid cooling to keep thermals in check.

The introduction of battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite has catalyzed the mobile gaming market, and manufacturers are now starting to roll out products aimed at gamers.

Razer got in on the action early with the Razer Phone, and now Xiaomi is making its foray into this segment with the Black Shark phone. The device in question has an aggressive black-and-green color  [Read More…]

How to personalize your Android phone with themes, launchers, and more!

Every Android user has a theme on their phone. They just don’t know it yet.

Even if you don’t know what icon packs or launchers are, if your phone has a home screen on it, it’s got a theme. Android users don’t have to live in their app drawers; they can choose how their phone looks and functions. They can use widgets to interact with apps without opening them. They can use custom icons to theme or  [Read More…]

Want a phone with a huge battery? Oukitel discounts the K10000 Pro and K10 (Promoted)

On the market for a phone with a huge battery? Look no further than Oukitel, which is currently hosting a flash sale on two of its big-battery phones, the K10000 Pro and K10.

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Razer Phone review, 4 months later: Gamers’ delight

Mobile games have never looked or sounded so good.

You have to commend Razer for going against the industry trends and making some really bold design choices for its first smartphone, the Razer Phone. Okay, I guess you don’t have to commend them — but I will.

Razer calls the Razer Phone the “smartphone for gamers” and also “the ultimate smartphone for mobile entertainment”. And I know that those are marketing buzzwords but damn if it hasn’t  [Read More…]

It’s time to factory reset your phone

Is your phone acting up? A factory reset may help it!

Despite what the Indiana weather likes to believe, we’re officially entering spring. With that comes pretty flowers, awful allergies, and the fun that is spring cleaning. And what better way to start than by cleaning off your phone?

Well, not physically cleaning your phone — although that isn’t a bad idea — but giving your phone’s software a good scrubbing. If you’ve had your phone for  [Read More…]

How’s the Essential Phone doing in 2018?

Let’s check in with the AC forums.

The Essential Phone was one of the most polarizing smartphones of 2017. We were expecting big things from Andy Rubin’s new startup, but unpolished software, a less than sub-par camera experience, and an expensive price tag gave a lot of early adopters a bad taste in their mouth.

Thankfully, the state of the Essential Phone is much different in April of 2018 compared to when it first launched. Essential’s released  [Read More…]

Essential Phone on Sprint being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Rolling out to users now.

A little less than a month ago, Essential started pushing Android 8.1 Oreo to all unlocked versions of the Essential Phone. There wasn’t any word at the time when the Sprint variant of the phone would get similar treatment, but that’s now changing.

According to Essential’s official Twitter account, Oreo officially began making its way to the Sprint Essential Phone around 1:00 PM ET on April 9. Multiple users have replied to  [Read More…]

Best Waterproof Phone in 2018

Best overall Best for photography Best for clean experience Best for features

Best Overall Samsung Galaxy S9

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Last year’s best waterproof phone was the Galaxy S8, so it’s no surprise this year’s would be its sequel. Samsung made small changes to the new Galaxy model that make a meaningful difference, but it also left alone what matters here: the phone’s IP68 rating. That means it is safe  [Read More…]

Essential Phone update adds Bluetooth 5.0, extra notch settings, and more

The update is rolling out to users now.

There’s a new update making its way to the Essential Phone, and like we’ve come to expect from Andy Rubin’s startup, there’s a lot that’s included.

This is a new version of Android 8.1 that Essential pushed to all users last month, and with it comes official support for Bluetooth 5.0 and the April 2018 security patch that Google just released for Pixel and Nexus devices about a week  [Read More…]

Essential Phone and Earphones HD bundle costs just $550 in Canada right now

A rare Canadian discount.

The Essential Phone is one of the best-looking phones on the market, and while the overall experience is not perfect, it continues to get better with software updates.

As part of Amazon’s Innovation Day, which promotes and discounts awesome products from up-and-coming startups, Amazon Canada is now selling the $ 500 Essential Phone and its ordinarily-$ 125 Earphones HD USB-C headphones for $ 550 CAD total, which is a pretty great deal. The  [Read More…]