Tag Archive: Phones


Here’s what’s new in the big 3D Creator 2.0 update for Xperia phones

The update includes selfie scans, 4K textures, and more.

During MWC 2018, Sony announced a laundry list of new features coming to its 3D Creator app that was first introduced on the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact last August. Those features are now arriving on Xperia devices thanks to the big 2.0 update rolling out to the Play Store now, and there’s a lot to check out.

The most notable addition to 3D Creator 2.0 is the  [Read More…]

Best Chinese phones you can buy right now (April 2018)

On the market for a new smartphone to buy? Have you considered getting a Chinese one? You definitely should, as some of them are really worth taking a look at.

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You should never have to reset any software, so why do we need to reset our phones?

A Motorola StarTAC sold new for $ 900 in 1996 and you never had to factory reset its software. One of these things has changed.

There’s a disturbing long-term belief that broken software is somehow our fault for not keeping it clean when it comes to a phone. I’ve seen it rise up again recently now that Oreo has been available for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 long enough for users to experience problems, but it  [Read More…]

Android Auto’s wireless mode is now available for Pixel and Nexus phones

More devices should support the feature soon.

Back at Google I/O 2017, Google announced that Android Auto was gaining a new wireless mode that allowed your phone to essentially connect to a Wi-Fi network your car/head unit put out so you could get the Android Auto experience without having to mess with any cables. Pioneer, Kenwood, and JVC announced a few units at CES 2018 that supported this feature, but up until now, it still wasn’t live.

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Get a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit with purchase of unlocked Samsung phones

A great combo deal.

Best Buy is offering a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit with the purchase of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ or Note 8. The kit is a $ 225 value, and includes two multipurpose sensors, two motion sensors, and a smart plug.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 sells for $ 720 unlocked, which is the most affordable of the three options in this promotion. Best Buy sells all of the phones in  [Read More…]

Will Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining increase the price of phones?

PC part prices are insane because of coin mining, and our phones use those same kinds of parts. And nobody wants to spend $ 2,000 on the next Galaxy Note.

You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, but did you know it has caused the prices of consumer PC components to skyrocket, and in some cases more than double in the past 12 months?

As crazy as that sounds, it’s true. And not because everyone with a Bitcoin is  [Read More…]

These are the games that support Razer Phone’s 120Hz display so far

Razer Phone is great for gamers and there are already a bunch of titles that support its unique display.

The display is one of the focal points of the Razer Phone, thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and its first-party UltraMotion sync. Like G-Sync and FreeSync on a PC, UltraMotion matches the refresh rate of the display to the FPS output from the GPU in the phone to eliminate tearing and produce silky smooth, super fast gameplay.

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Why don’t more phones have audio profile switches?

It’s one of the most useful features Android manufacturers leave out.

If you’ve ever used an iPhone or a recent OnePlus device, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the switch on the lefthand side above the volume buttons. While the exact functions of the switch will depend on which company’s phone you’re using, the main idea is the same: a hardware switch that instantly mutes your phone, without having to turn on your screen and adjust the volume manually.

Few  [Read More…]

Best Android Phones with Expandable Storage

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Best overall Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+

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The Galaxy S9 series takes what made the Galaxy S8 so good and fixes many of the minor irritations, including the placement of the rear fingerprint sensor. The screen is brighter, the software feels smoother thanks to a faster processor, and the camera is significantly improved in low light.

But Samsung didn’t mess with  [Read More…]

Best Unlocked Phones On Amazon For Every Budget

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Best at any price Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+

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The Galaxy S9 and S9+ aren’t much different from their predecessors, but seeing as those were Samsung’s best-ever-selling phones that’s not a bad thing. These phones are all about giving you the most features in the most beautiful package. You get top-end specs across the board, plus all of  [Read More…]