Tag Archive: Phones


Moto G5 Plus review: The new standard for budget phones

The quick take

The Moto G5 Plus is an awesome little phone, and that it’s available for just over $ 200 is one of its greatest assets. Things could have gone either way for the Motorola brand under Lenovo, but it seems that the Moto G line has maintained what made it great in the first place: excellent hardware coupled with simple, unencumbered software, and a price tag that screams value.

The Good Solid  [Read More…]

Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus are the latest Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones

Today Amazon announced two new additions to its unlocked Prime Exclusive Phones program – the Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus. The two new handsets will join Amazon Prime’s previous lineup which includes the BLU R1 HD, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play. The Alcatel A30 will be available for purchase for only $ 59.99 ($ 40 […]

Bluboo to offer $3.28 phones on March 28 in Snap Deal promotion

If you’re on the hunt for a dirt cheap smartphone? Bluboo has your back. Next week finds the handset maker kicking off a Snap Deal promotion which includes phones as low as $ 3.28. Starting from March 28, you’ll be able to get devices at steep discounts. The Bluboo Dual, one of its newest models, can […]

These are the phones that receive regular security patches, according to Google

Pixels, a lot of Nexus devices, and a few names that are a welcome addition.

In its 2016 Android security year in review post, Google highlighted steps it has taken over the course of the year to thrawt malware and malicious apps on the Play Store. The company said that only 0.05% of apps downloaded from the Play Store in 2016 had a Potentially Harmful Application, down from 0.15% in 2015. Verify Apps — which periodically scans  [Read More…]

Button Mapper: Full customization options for your phone’s buttons (Review)

Modern phones currently have so many different shortcuts for all kinds of things. My current phone lets me double push the home key to get to the camera. Prior to that, I had a phone where you only had to twist your wrist twice to open the camera, and if I did a chopping motion […]

AT&T might soon help Huawei sell its phones in the US

Huawei might be the world’s third biggest smartphone manufacturer – but in the US the brand is pretty unknown. And it’s not because Huawei is not trying hard enough to make a statement in the country. You see the Chinese device maker is facing a few hurdles on its way to greatness in the States. […]

Android 7.1.2 beta 2 is here, and it brings new features to old phones

Android 7.1.2 has now received its second beta prior to the public release in April.

Users of Nexus and Pixel phones running the Android 7.1.2 beta can now download the second beta in the series, which fixes some bugs from the initial version released in January while bringing eligible phones that latest security updates.

The update is already hitting Pixel devices, along with the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player, and brings the devices  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new chipset bestows LTE on feature phones

Qualcomm has built a reputation for releasing high quality chipsets for mobile devices. The company’s Snapdragon 835 is expected to power some of this year’s best phones including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel 2. However, the chip maker does cater to the middle-to-lower end market as well, with chipsets such as the Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm’s 205 Mobile Platform brings 4G connectivity to feature phones

Qualcomm will roll out sub-$ 50 feature phones with Category 4 LTE.

Qualcomm announced last week that it would move away from the Snapdragon branding for its lower-end platforms, and we’re now getting a first look at what that entails.

At an event in New Delhi, Qualcomm has introduced its latest product, an entry-level SoC aimed at the feature phone segment in emerging markets. The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed primarily to bring 4G connectivity to  [Read More…]

Best Phones to use with Mint SIM

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Best overall Google Pixel

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When buying an unlocked phone to use with a prepaid carrier, our recommendation is unchanged from our overall best Android phone pick: it’s the Google Pixel. Google’s first own-branded phone is absolutely hit, from its understated hardware design to its lightning fast performance, full-day battery life and of course its top-of-the-line camera.

The Pixel simply does everything faster than the competition, and  [Read More…]