Tag Archive: Phones


These are the Honor phones you need to know about

If there’s one area where Honor phones stood out in 2018, it’s the design. The company introduced an Aurora Glass design with 15 layers of nano coating on the Honor 10, and it was an instant hit in the mid-range segment. The more recent Honor 8X has a two-tone finish that looks just as good, and the rest of the phone isn’t all that bad either.

Exquisite design Honor 8X

The Honor 8X combines a large 6.5-inch FHD+  [Read More…]

Some 2016 Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones get Call Screening

One of the most tantalizing — and potentially industry-changing — features of the Google Pixel 3 is coming to Google’s original Pixel phones.

There’s a lot to like with the Google Pixel 3, but of all the features to whet this nerd’s appetite, the ability to screen calls — and to read transcripts of the often awkward exchange — was the one that instantly made my mouth water in anticipation. The concept of being able to ward off telemarketers  [Read More…]

Samsung will make two 5G phones for AT&T in 2019

If you build it, they will come.

We know that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will be the first commercial chip to support multi-gigabit 5G connectivity and that AT&T has big plans for a nationwide 5G network that uses both 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies, so all that’s left are the phones. A 5G network will be useless without products to use it, and as expected Samsung is one of the first manufacturers AT&T has tapped to  [Read More…]

Google Sounds brings Pixel ringtone and visuals to other Android phones

At least, it will once the app is actually ready to launch.

An app from Google called Sounds recently surfaced on the Play Store that, when installed on compatible phones, enables a collection of alarms, ringtones, and notification sounds previously only available for the Pixel. You’ll also get the visualizations that go with them — those flowing gradients of soft, muted colors that show up on the display of a Pixel when, say, your alarm goes off  [Read More…]

The best phones to use on Google Fi

For just $ 20/month for unlimited calls/texts and $ 10 per GB of data you use (any data past 6GB is free), Google Fi is one of the most compelling MVNOs around — especially when you factor in its excellent roaming support, nationwide coverage, and Bill Protection feature that credits back whatever data you don’t use. Fi works on almost any unlocked phone these days, but certain features work better on some phones than others — these are the ones  [Read More…]

Metro by T-Mobile is now charging a $15 fee every time you switch phones

You’ll have to pay a $ 15 fee to switch out your SIM card to a phone you already own.

T-Mobile refreshed its MetroPCS sub-brand earlier this year, changing its name to Metro by T-Mobile and introducing new plans. The carrier continued to offer the base 2GB data plan for $ 30, while rolling out more enticing options in the form of a $ 60 plan that offered unlimited LTE data, 100GB of Google One storage, and  [Read More…]

More banana phones [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Marton Barcza of TechAltar to grade the performance of just about every player in the smartphone market you can think of. It’s an evaluation of not only the quality of the devices, but the direction in which the companies are heading and whether or not they are successful in reaching their intended audiences. It’s epic and worth every second spent vibrating your ear drum.

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Project Fi is now Google Fi, open to all unlocked phones

Google’s wireless service is looking better than ever.

Google’s Project Fi wireless service, one of the most capable phone plans around, just got a huge facelift. Gone is the Project Fi branding and in its place is a new name and new look. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to “Google Fi.”

Google Fi ditches the old yellow and green color scheme in favor of a combo of Google’s iconic green, blue, red, and yellow hues and now  [Read More…]

Google Fi now supports most phones, including iPhone

Google on Wednesday renamed its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Project Fi, to Google Fi. In the process, it also drastically expanded its list of compatible phones.

Effective immediately, Google Fi is no longer restricted to a short list of select devices. Indeed, pretty much any unlocked phone is now compatible with the service.

Not only does Google Fi support a much wider net of Android phones, but it also now allows for iPhone, too. Compatibility for iPhones is considered  [Read More…]

Project Fi is apparently coming to phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and Apple

Not all Project Fi features will be available on the new devices.

Project Fi initially launched with support for just one phone (the Nexus 6) back in 2015. It’s since expanded to the Pixel series and select devices from Motorola and LG, and according to what appears to have been a broken embargo, Project Fi is considerably expanding its phone support once more.

Per the BGR post that has since been taken down, Project Fi will soon  [Read More…]