Tag Archive: Phones


Samsung launches its 2020 lineup of A-series phones in the U.S.

Samsung isn’t bringing the LTE variant of the Galaxy A71 to the U.S.

What you need to know Samsung’s 2020 Galaxy A-series phones are coming to the U.S. The lineup includes the Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G, Samsung’s first mid-range smartphones with 5G. Samsung Galaxy A01 and A51 will be available online and through in-store pick-up starting April 9.

Samsung today announced the launch of its 2020 Galaxy A-series lineup in the U.S. The lineup  [Read More…]

A brief history: Looking back at all OnePlus phones over the last six years

Take a walk down memory lane and see all the phones OnePlus launched over the last six years.

OnePlus burst onto the scene back in April 2014. Its first phone was released in partnership with Cyanogen, and from the very beginning, OnePlus set itself apart by focusing on its user community. Whereas other manufacturers flooded the market with phones, OnePlus released just two flagships a year, with the brand laser-focused on the value category.

Six years and  [Read More…]

April 2020 security patch rolling out to Pixel phones with minor bug fixes

There’s also a special treat for Pixel 4 owners.

What you need to know Google began rolling out the April 2020 security patch to its Pixel phones on April 6. This month’s patch includes Bluetooth and framework fixes. Pixel 4 owners also get a new toggle for face unlock to only work if your eyes are open.

Just like clockwork, Google is using the new month of April to push out a new security patch to its  [Read More…]

The best flip phones you can buy in 2020

Smartphones are capable of just about anything these days, but that can be overwhelming or just downright unnecessary for some. Not everybody needs a high-end camera or a huge screen in their pocket at all times, and you certainly shouldn’t have to pay for features you’ll never use. Whether you’re longing for a simpler experience or just want the cheapest possible vessel for calls and texts, these are the flip phones that should be on your radar.

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Here are all the phones and products being delayed due to the coronavirus

The coronavirus has caused interminable delays in the smartphone industry.

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the globe, with the pandemic claiming over 40,000 lives. With factories around the world grinding to a halt, the virus has had a profound impact on the smartphone industry: shipments in Q1 2020 down by almost 40% from the same time a year ago.

Here are the phones and products that have been delayed due to the coronavirus:

Xiaomi Mi 10  [Read More…]

Win like a pro in Call of Duty: Mobile with these Android phones

Thanks to the rise of popular games like Fortnite and PUBG, not to mention streaming services such as Stadia and xCloud, mobile gaming has taken off like crazy in the past couple of years. One of the most notable titles to hit the scene is Call of Duty: Mobile, which brings the fully-fledged CoD experience right to your phone. From multiplayer, battle royale, and even zombies, Call of Duty: Mobile has it all. If you want to take  [Read More…]

Folding phones are saving us from several years of boring slabs

I’m sick of the specs race. Make my phone fun.

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable Our phones are our most important fashion accessory The clamshell foldable is the new ‘small’ phone Foldables aren’t the ‘small’ phone you want (yet) All the differences between foldable devices Should you buy a foldable phone  [Read More…]

The Moto G7 is still one of the best mid-range Android phones in 2020

Best answer: Yes, you should still buy the Moto G7 in 2020. While Motorola has announced two new Moto G models for this year (the G Stylus and G Power), the G7 continues to offer a great user experience and still holds up as one of the better mid-range phones you can buy right now.

Still great: Moto G7 ($ 300 at Amazon) The Moto G7 stands the test of time as a great mid-ranger

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Foldables prove we can do small phones and choose not to

Pockets are only part of the reason I want a smaller phone in my life.

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable Our phones are our most important fashion accessory The clamshell foldable is the new ‘small’ phone All the differences between foldable devices Should you buy a foldable phone in 2020?

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Samsung now sending Galaxy S20 autofocus fix update to U.S. phones, too

This is the update we needed, even if the issues aren’t quite as bad as it initially seemed.

What you need to know New update for all Galaxy S20 models aims to address noted autofocus issues. Update was originally only for Exynos-powered phones, and only through Smart Switch. OTA updates will roll out starting today, and may take some time to hit everyone.

It’s only been a couple days since Samsung released a camera-focused update for Exynos-powered  [Read More…]