Tag Archive: Phones


What is ARCore and which phones support it?

If you’ve been keeping up with tech companies lately, you’ll realize they’ve been focusing much of their attention in a few areas. The first being AI, of course, with the rise of smart assistants. The next attention areas are Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR).

Within the bigger broader companies (e.g., Google and Apple), AR is being focused on more than VR. What exactly is AR, what is this ARCore/ARKit, and how will it impact your life. We’ll dive  [Read More…]

The best Android phones to buy at T-Mobile right now

It’s the fall season and that means an interesting last few months of the year for smartphone buyers. With flagship phones from the likes of Samsung and LG just hitting the market, holiday shopping is sure to be fun.

Whether you’re looking for a new flagship device or looking to save a little money with an affordable mid-range model, T-Mobile offers some of the best devices around.

Here are some of our favorite models to choose from for T-Mobile customers.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: Fewer features make incredible phones

Google’s latest phones shine a light at just how good Android can be.

It’s true: Google’s new Pixel phones aren’t all that different from its last Pixel phones. Specs, features, design and overall philosophy are effectively constant between generations, particularly when you take into account that last year’s Pixels have been updated to Android 9 Pie and will thankfully be receiving many of the Pixel 3’s new camera features.

But to dismiss the Pixel 3 for its  [Read More…]

4000mAh or bust: What are the best phones with the biggest batteries?

Ask most smartphone users to name one feature they’d like to see improved on their phone and you’ll likely hear a common reply: better battery life. Indeed, as much as battery capacities and charging technology have improved over the decade, we’re always looking for more.

Today we routinely see devices announced with 2500mAh or more, with most flagships topping 3000mAh of power. Further, Android has vastly improved and become a much more streamlined and mobile processors have gotten exponentially better.

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The best phones you can buy at Metro — which is right for you?

Metro, formerly known as MetroPCS, is a prepaid wireless service provider which operates under the T-Mobile umbrella. Launched more than 20 years ago, it offers customers a couple of rate plan options for those who don’t need many of the extras that come with tier-one carriers.

With more than one dozen smartphones in its portfolio, Metro has something for everyone. Figuring out which one is right for you can sometimes feel a little bit overwhelming; we know the paradox of  [Read More…]

The best phones at US Cellular — which should you buy?

The fall season is always a fun one when it comes to picking up a new phone. It’s this time of year when various brands introduce their new handsets, hoping to get your attention for the always-interesting Black Friday and holiday period.

The fifth largest carrier in the United States, US Cellular, has a fairly robust selection of devices. With phones at the top of the line and products at the entry level, there’s plenty in between, too.

If you’re  [Read More…]

Which Android phones are compatible with the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro?

Best answer: Any Android phone running Android OS 4.4 (KitKat) or later, with 1.5GB of RAM is compatible with the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro.

Amazon: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro ($ 145)

Many modern Android phones can connect to Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

If you have any of the big-name phones, like any of Google’s Pixels, every Samsung Galaxy S phone since the S3, LG’s latest, and so on, it’ll work with the  [Read More…]

The best phones you can buy at Boost Mobile — what’s available?

Not everyone wants, or needs, a smartphone plan from a tier-one wireless provider. In fact, a lot of us are content with going through a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) just so long as the phone works where needed.

Boost Mobile is an MVNO which operates on Sprint’s network. In essence, everywhere you can you Sprint, you can use Boost. The rate plans are different, and there might not be the full set of features and options, but few may  [Read More…]

The best phones you can buy at Cricket Wireless

If you’re not a fan of long-term obligations or equipment installation payment plans, you might be interested in prepaid carriers. Did you know that the companies you see advertised on television and online are backed by the tier-one players? Indeed, Cricket Wireless utilizes AT&T’s network for its data. If you own an AT&T phone, you can likely throw a Cricket SIM card in it and get going without hassle.

For those who don’t yet have a phone but are considering  [Read More…]

Google Store adds mail-in repair service for Pixel phones

This is never a fun screen to wake up to, but it’s especially painful at 5 AM.

A broken phone is a sad phone, and Google doesn’t want to see any sad Pixels.

The customer support for Google Pixel phones is rivaled by few in the smartphone industry, especially in regards to when something with your phone goes wrong. The 24/7 chat and telephone support lines available for Google Pixel phones are a lifesaver — and  [Read More…]