Tag Archive: Phone

OnePlus 6T review, six months later: Still a great phone in 2019

The OnePlus 6T continues to be one of the fastest phones money can buy.

OnePlus’ frenetic release cycle means there’s a new phone to look forward to every six months. The OnePlus 7 series is all set to make its debut shortly, and we’ll have plenty to talk about the device in the coming weeks and months. But before we turn our attention towards OnePlus’ upcoming flagships, it makes sense to look back at how the OnePlus  [Read More…]

RCA debuts Q2 unlocked phone for GSM carriers

RCA, yes that brand, has begun selling a new unlocked smartphone which can be paired with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM networks. The 4G Q2 arrives as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Powered by the latest official version of Android, 9 Pie, the Q2 features a 5-inch display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The phone, which is sold in black and white options, houses 16GB storage with a microSD expansion card slot for up to 32GB external media.

The  [Read More…]

Galaxy S10 sales strong in Q1 2019 as overall phone shipments decline

Samsung moved 2 million units of the Galaxy S10 series in North America.

Smartphone sales down 18% in Q1 2019 in North America. Samsung shipped 2 million units of both the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10+ in Q1. The iPhone XR, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10+ make up 25% of the phone shipments in North America in the first quarter.

The first quarter of 2019 saw sales hit a five year low plummeting 18% in North America.  [Read More…]

Selling a phone? Here’s what you need to do [PODCAST]

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and forthcoming OnePlus 7 Pro are all beautiful new devices that beg for our attention and money. You wouldn’t be alone if you planned to pick one of these phones up this summer.

If you’re like us, you’ve already owned a number of smartphones over the last few years. What are you doing with your old devices? If you’re trading them in, that’s one thing. But, if not, you’ll probably be looking to get rid of them  [Read More…]

I’m addicted to my phone and don’t know what to do about it

I need to do something. I just don’t know what that is.

There I was. In a shuttle bus on the way to the La Rabida Monastery in Huelva, Spain traveling through a gorgeous country I’ve never before stepped foot in. A countryside of rolling hills and small towns moving past me of which I may never see again. Instead of having my face pressed up against the window to take in the scene around me, it  [Read More…]

Moto expands walk-in repair services with CPR: Cell Phone Repair

Late last year Motorola announced that the company would start offering customers the option to use popular iFixit stores for on the spot repairs for Moto phones outside the factory warranty. Today, it expands this program to CPR: Cell Phone Repair. You can now take a broken Moto phone to any of CPR’s 500 locations across the United States.

While many retail fronts will offer to fix devices that have a busted screen, this new partnership is quite different. The  [Read More…]

Why you should (and shouldn’t) buy the Razer Phone 2 for a discounted $500

The best gaming phone is more affordable than ever.

Razer burst out onto the smartphone marketplace in late 2017 with the first Razer Phone. In doing so, it brought something fresh and new to the scene with a phone that placed an emphasis on the gaming experience, first and foremost. It was far from perfect, but it did enough right to make gaming smartphones an interesting subsegment to watch. With the follow-up, the aptly named Razer Phone  [Read More…]

Do you play Fortnite on your Android phone?

A quick word from the AC forums.

Fortnite took the world by storm last year, and even a few months into 2019, it’s still dominating the gaming industry no matter where you look.

Epic’s decision to make the game available on virtually every platform has really helped contribute to its success, and in turn, has made it one of the most popular games available for Android.

Taking a look at the AC forums, however, it would appear  [Read More…]

The V50, LG’s first 5G phone, is launching in South Korea on May 10

It’ll set you back a hefty $ 1,035 USD.

After some delays, LG is set to launch its first 5G phone, the LG V50, on May 10 in its home country of South Korea. The V50 will be available on three domestic carriers and is priced at 1,199,000 won or about $ 1,035 USD. That makes it 200,000 won (or $ 173 USD) cheaper than the Galaxy S10 5G.

Initially, the V50 was supposed to launch on  [Read More…]

Phone sales declined in 2019, though Huawei increased sales by 50%

Premium smartphone sales are struggling across the board.

The numbers for smartphone sales are out for Q1 of 2019, and they show that everyone is struggling. Well, everyone but Huawei. According to IDC, phone sales declined for the sixth straight quarter with shipments totaling 310.8 million units marking a 6.6% drop year over year.

While the majority of phone makers saw a decrease in sales during the first quarter, Huawei saw an increase in shipments by 50%,  [Read More…]