Tag Archive: Phone


Best Waterproof Phone in 2018

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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…]

Best Android Phone Over $700 in 2018

When the price doesn’t matter, you get some great phones to choose from.

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Best overall Google Pixel 2 XL

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Google’s Pixel 2 XL gives you sleek and solid hardware, all of the requisite specs inside, and simple and intuitive software that runs at a breakneck pace. Once again it isn’t flashy, but it’s beautifully efficient — and IP67 water-resistant.

The software features and  [Read More…]

ZTE’s apparently making a phone with two notches because of course they are

Ladies and gents, meet the ZTE Iceberg.

The notch has been a controversial subject in the smartphone industry ever since the Essential Phone was announced almost a year ago, and the past few months have seen more and more OEMs adopt this design trend. WinFuture recently shared exclusive renders of a concept device ZTE’s working on, and it features not one, but two notches in its display.

The phone in question is currently referred to as the  [Read More…]

What Android phone should you buy in early 2018?

The AC community is here to help.

Buying a new smartphone is an exciting quest, but at the same time, can also be anxiety-inducing. A lot of truly excellent handsets have been released over the last few months, and all of this choice might make it difficult for you to narrow down the perfect phone for your needs.

One of our Android Central forum members reached out to the community for help in buying their next phone,  [Read More…]

Grab a four-pack of the Tile Mate key and phone finder for $40

25% smaller than previous generations.

The Tile Mate key and phone finder comes in a four pack for $ 39.99 on Amazon. After dropping from $ 70 to $ 50 way back in November, this 4-pack has sold steadily at that price ever since. This is the first time we’ve seen it drop as low as $ 40.

The Tile Mate is the best Bluetooth tracker around. Each one can be attached to keychains or anything you  [Read More…]

AT&T Prepaid starts sale for prepaid phone and BYOD plans

AT&T prepaid is offering a new $ 50 off one month of service for new BYOD customers alongside a $ 30 off all prepaid phones, until June 7th.

The post AT&T Prepaid starts sale for prepaid phone and BYOD plans appeared first on AndroidGuys.

How to stream IPL 2018 on your Android phone, TV, and in VR

IPL 2018 will be broadcast live on Hotstar, with commentary in six languages.

The 2018 instalment of the Indian Premier League cricket is set to kick off from April 7, and it’s hard to believe that we’re already in the eleventh season. The cricket tournament will be held over the course of the next seven weeks — culminating in the final on May 27 — with eight teams scheduled to take part.

The IPL is India’s largest  [Read More…]

Best Selfie Camera Phone in 2018

The front-facing camera is the window to your soul. Here’s the best one.

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Best overall Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL

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The Google Pixel 2 takes amazing selfies. Google’s 8MP front-facing camera may not have the autofocus of the Galaxy S9, but it doesn’t need it: it’s incredible at picking up the foreground subject (that’s  [Read More…]