Tag Archive: Phone


Essential Phone is now getting Oreo Beta 2

Android Oreo on the Essential Phone is getting ever more of a reality as the second beta release has been issued as an over-the-air update. Currently Android Oreo is only in beta form and is being publicly tested to iron out the kinks before the official stable release. The second release of the software has […]

Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2 with new features and bug fixes

Now with picture-in-picture, smart text selection, and more.

Essential rolled out the first beta of Oreo for the PH-1 back in mid-November, and while it’s been great to play around with the new version of Android, there have been some noticeably missing features and multiple bugs that have made us anxious for beta two. This was supposed to be pushed out last week but was delayed due to “a few regressions” that Essential caught “last minute.”

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The Moto G5 Plus is the most important phone of 2017

A much bigger deal than which is “best” if you ask me.

We spend a lot of time thinking about which phone deserves that coveted Best title here at Android Central. It’s a moving target throughout the year, and something we disagree about more often than not when discussing things internally. We look at camera quality, battery life, performance over time, software updates, and a ton more. It’s a valuable conversation to have, and a great conversation  [Read More…]

Razer Phone update has camera improvements and new security patch

Improvements for camera, audio, security, and more.

The Razer Phone gets a lot of things right, but one area where it struggles the most is with camera performance. Razer’s been pushing out updates to help make things better after addressing customer and critic complaints, and the latest update that’s now being rolled out tackles a lot of pain points.

Razer’s got four main updates in store for the Razer Phone’s camera with this update, and they include:

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Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8

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The Galaxy S8 has slick hardware with tiny bezels that let it have a big screen in a relatively small body, but inside it still offers everything you want: a high-end processor, lots of storage, an SD card slot, full waterproofing and a top-end camera.  [Read More…]

Can you use a Sprint phone on Boost Mobile Network?

Everything you need to know about using a Sprint phone on Boost Mobile.

Boost Mobile is one of the most popular MVNOs powered by Sprint’s network, and with plans starting out as low as $ 35/month for unlimited calling, texting, and 3GB of 4G LTE data, it’s also one of the best deals around for those that are covered best by Sprint compared to the other big carries in the U.S.

There’s a decent selection of phones  [Read More…]

Honor 7X and EMUI 5.1: Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your new phone

With flagship-level build quality and an 18:9 display for just $ 200, the Honor 7X is bound to be a popular choice in the budget space. Many buyers will already be familiar with the included EMUI 5.1 software interface, but for first-time Honor users, it can feel like a completely new experience. Luckily, while EMUI is full of long lists of options and settings, it’s easy to master the important parts.

That’s why we’ve put together a list  [Read More…]

Buy the Razer Phone and get a Razer Leviathan Mini Bluetooth speaker for free (today only)

Interested in purchasing the first phone to boast a screen with a 120Hz refresh rate? Yes, it’s the Razer Phone we’re talking about. The handset is pretty unique compared to other offerings on the market, so if you’re considering gifting it to one of your friend or even yourself, this might be the right time […]

Deal: Razer Phone now comes with free $180 Bluetooth speaker

Available through December 19.

Despite its many imperfections, it’s clear that there’s a massive want for the Razer Phone. Razer’s first attempt at the smartphone market isn’t necessarily the worst we’ve ever seen, and if the 120Hz refresh rate and sturdy build are reasons enough to overlook its poor camera performance and dim display, there’s a new deal that makes this one of the best times to pick up Razer’s latest.

Between now and the end of  [Read More…]

Nokia might be working on a phone with a QWERTY keyboard

An interesting rumor just surfaced online fueling dreams of a Nokia e6 comeback. You see according to an anonymous tipster Nokia could be in the process of working on a handset with a QWERTY keyboard à la BlackBerry. According to the information, the BlackBerry-inspired Nokia phone will allegedly feature a 3.3-inch display with 480 x […]