Tag Archive: Phone


Essential Phone giveaway! Enter now at Android Central!

We’ve put together a little contest that will give one of you the opportunity to win an Essential Phone, because who doesn’t like winning free phones? All the details are below, so get yourself entered now!

THE PRIZE: One Android Central reader will be taking home a new Essential Phone in black!

THE GIVEAWAY: Head down to the widget at the bottom of this page. There are multiple ways to enter, each with varying point values. Complete all  [Read More…]

Honor View 10 vs. Honor 7X: Which phone is best for you?

Honor is starting off the New Year strong with two new devices that tackle the low- and mid-range markets. The Honor 7X is one of our strongest recommendations for budget shoppers, packing a 18:9 display and dual cameras for just $ 200. Similarly, the View 10 gives the OnePlus 5T some much needed competition in the affordable flagship territory, with incredibly powerful specs and Android Oreo out of the box.

Despite the difference in price, however, both phones  [Read More…]

How to find the IMEI number on your Android phone

There are lots of easy ways to find your phone’s IMEI number.

No matter what phone you’re using — whether it’s a budget Moto E4 or a $ 900 Galaxy Note 8 — it will have an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. The IMEI number is a unique identifier that’s usually a string of 15 digits, and comes in handy if you’re trying to locate a lost or stolen phone.

How can I find my  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone: Rumors, Specs, Details, and More!

This will be the next big thing … at some point.

The mobile industry has been tracking this rumored Samsung “Galaxy X” prototype phone for several months, gradually pushing back the supposed launch timeline for what’s supposed to be a successor to the general “Galaxy S” line. But as waves of details about the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ come in, we’re still struggling for details on what this supposed Galaxy X with a foldable display will be. Reports  [Read More…]

How to download Android One launcher with Google Feed on your phone

It’s basically the Pixel 2 launcher with the search bar at the top.

Android One phones like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto X4 are great for a lot of reasons, and one of the main highlights is the stock Android experience they ship with. If you own a non-Android One phone and want to spruce it up a bit, you can now download the launcher that ships with these phones for free.

Amir Zaidi (also known  [Read More…]

Actually, the Pixel 2 is the best Android for Windows phone converts

The Pixel 2 (not the OnePlus 5T) is the best Android option for former Windows phone users for a couple of important reasons.

Recently Windows Central Senior Editor Zac Bowden proclaimed the new OnePlus 5T as the best Android phone for Windows folks who were finally moving on to another phone and another platform. I don’t deny the OnePlus 5T is a great phone (I haven’t used one for more than 60 seconds, but still) and that  [Read More…]

Micromax’s first Android Go phone coming later this month, and it could cost just $30

India’s Micromax is all set to unveil its first Android Go phone, with rumors hinting at a sub-$ 50 price.

Google formally unveiled its Android Oreo (Go Edition) platform last month, detailing how devices running 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage will benefit from the lightweight OS. We haven’t heard much on the device front, but that’s set to change soon as India’s local handset manufacturer Micromax has announced that its first Android Go phone will be launching  [Read More…]

Huawei VR2 aims to be the one-stop headset for phone and PC virtual reality

Huawei is taking another swing at virtual reality, both in viewing and creation.

Huawei’s VR2 headset was unveiled officially in late 2017, but CES 2018 served as a Western debut and the first chance for most people to get their eyes and hands on one. This is Huawei’s second take on virtual reality, and it comes in partnership with IMAX (perhaps you’ve heard of that) instead of Google — yes, this VR headset doesn’t run Daydream.

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Your next OnePlus phone might come from a carrier

After months of being rumored, Huawei hot deal with US carriers, Verizon and AT&T eventually fell through. One of the world’s biggest smartphone makers, Huawei had hoped to finally crack the US market with the launch of the new Mate 10 Pro. Now it looks the firm will be launching the phone without a carrier […]

If your phone powers wirelessly, RAVPower’s $33 charging pad will do it fast

Use this whether you have a new iPhone or Android phone.

This RAVPower fast charging Qi wireless charging pad is down to $ 32.99 with code ZDWIRECH on Amazon. The charging pad is $ 45 without the code, but that’s a very recent drop. It actually sells at $ 50 far more frequently. This price is a match for a deal we saw in late December.

This charging pad works with the newest iPhones and Android phones.  [Read More…]