Tag Archive: Phone


Here’s our best look yet at the Motorola RAZR folding phone

The phone might come with a wireless charger and stylish packaging.

Samsung and Huawei have been getting a lot of attention for their folding phones, but they’ll soon be joined by another competitor in this space. Thanks to press renders that were uploaded to Chinese social network Weibo, we have our best glimpse yet at the upcoming Motorola RAZR V4.

The renders showcase both the phone and its accompanying retail packaging, and we’re happy to say that  [Read More…]

Which Android phone starred in Avengers: Endgame?

Google’s flagship plays a starring role.

Avengers: Endgame is out in cinemas now, as 21 movies culminate in a great battle to undo Thanos’ snap and bring half of the world’s population back from the dead. If you’re one of the millions of people who are watching it on opening weekend, did you spot the Android phones that make an appearance?

There are actually two Android phones that make an appearance, but only one features prominently. Without  [Read More…]

How to get an always-on display on your Android phone

The always-on display is one of the most useful features in the Samsung Galaxy devices. The always-on display basically displays time, date and allows you to have a quick glance on other information like notification icons, alarms or reminders. All of this, of course, without turning on your entire screen every time.

This feature is based on the logic that OLED displays do not require much power for displaying black pixels. Since only a portion of your screen is lit  [Read More…]

MrMobile says the foldable phone era is just getting started

By now, you’ve seen reports of Galaxy Fold review units breaking within mere days of use, and one of our own here at Mobile Nations eventually succumbed as well. But despite the Fold’s dishearteningly rocky start, MrMobile isn’t dissuaded by foldable phones — in fact, he says they’re the form factor of the future.

The Galaxy Fold is big and a bit awkward to use, especially when trying to use the tiny outer screen, and the massive crease occupying  [Read More…]

Google Assistant can now tell you a story — on your phone

Tell me a story is now available on your Android or iOS phone in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, or India.

National Tell a Story Day is this Saturday, April 27, and Google Assistant is ready to get in on the fun. Starting today, Google Assistant will be able to tell you a story in English using your Android or iOS phone, if you reside in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, or India.

Before you get started  [Read More…]

How ‘waterproof’ is my phone?

Best answer: IP ratings refer to the International Protection Marking rating that was given after a series of tests were performed to see how much dust and water can enter your phone and under what circumstances. Each number and letter stands for a different level of protection, and the full list of them follows below.

Protect your phone: Mpow Universal Waterproof Phone Pouch ($ 11 at Amazon)

Tougher phones

Manufacturers are making Android phones more rugged  [Read More…]

Here’s Coolpad’s latest budget phone, coming soon to a U.S. carrier

Coolpad may not be a big name in smartphones, at least in the U.S., but a recent leak is proving enticing for those looking for a decent budget device on a budget.

Early information is indicating that it has a 4,000 mAh battery, a 6.36-inch display, will run Android 9 Pie, and should be coming to an unknown U.S. carrier for less than $ 150. After doing some of our own digging, we’ve been able to determine a  [Read More…]

Verizon picks up its first Alcatel phone, the Avalon V

Verizon on Thursday announced it is now offering its first Alcatel smartphone, the Avalon V. This marks the first collaboration between the two, but figures to be the start of a new relationship.

The budget-friendly phone costs just $ 100 outright and features a 5.34-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo and gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 16GB internal storage.

The back of the Alcatel Avalon V houses a 5-megapixel camera  [Read More…]

How to use an Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker with your Android phone

Your Amazon Echo isn’t just an effective smart assistant capable of managing your smart home. The Echo family of devices are also capable Bluetooth speakers for those of us that store their music on their Android smartphones. Don’t know how to set this up? Let us show you how to take advantage of this awesome feature on your Amazon Echo device.

How to link your Android phone to your Amazon Echo via Bluetooth

I used a Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

Meet the Alcatel AVALON V, a budget phone headed to Verizon

A budget phone for the masses.

Alcatel’s first phone to launch on Verizon Wireless has arrived, and it’s the $ 100 AVALON V. Priced to appeal to the mass budget market, the AVALON V features a budget specs list that includes a 5.34″ FWVGA+ 18:9 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and a 2,460mAh battery. It’s running the out-of-date and soon to be even older Android Oreo OS, and Alcatel couldn’t confirm when it’ll be updated to  [Read More…]