Tag Archive: Phones

ActionDash review: A ‘Digital wellbeing’ for all Android phones

The sheer amount of tasks we can do on our phones today is astounding. With the increasing dependency on our mobile phones, sometimes we find it hard to put it down and experience other aspects of life. To counter this, both Google and Apple announced features dubbed “Digital Wellbeing” for their respective mobile operating systems.

However, unlike Apple, Google’s implementation is not available for all devices, which means that third-party apps have found the need to offer it instead. Action  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular offers 50 percent off phones for all

Too many times when you see a promotion it is for new customers only, but with this deal from U.S. Cellular. From now until March 19 any customer current or new will have the opportunity to get a phone 50 percent off. You can even put this discount towards the newly announced Samsung Galaxy 10e.

In order to qualify for the 50 percent off promotion, current customers must be upgrade eligible and on the Unlimited Plus Plan. For new customers,  [Read More…]

Google Fi will rely on Sprint to deliver 5G to compatible phones

Google extends its partnership with Sprint to include 5G.

Google Fi customers can look forward to 5G connectivity by way of Sprint. Google is extending its partnership with the carrier to include 5G, with the MVNO leveraging Sprint’s infrastructure to roll out 5G.

Sprint is building its network on the mid-band 2.5 GHz spectrum and “cutting-edge Massive MIMO” tech, with the carrier touting 10s increased in bandwidth over current-gen LTE networks. The carrier will deploy its 5G  [Read More…]

The best One UI tips and tricks for Galaxy Phones

The One UI update for Samsung’s latest smartphones brings a lot of new features and fun to the party, but there are also some new secrets to make it even better than it already is, and we’ve got the treasure map to lead you straight to them. Whether your Samsung phone got One UI right when you got it or you’re falling back in love with your phone post-update, here’s how to make the new UI a winner.

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Google Assistant hardware button comes to LG, Nokia, and Xiaomi phones

100 million devices with a dedicated Google Assistant button are expected to ship in 2019.

Last year’s LG G7 had a dedicated hardware button to invoke Google Assistant, and Google is now aiming to expand the feature to a portfolio of Android devices from the likes of LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, Vivo, and TCL.

The LG G8 also has a dedicated button for Google Assistant, as does the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G, Nokia’s latest  [Read More…]

Alcatel is debuting three affordable phones and a 10 inch tablet at MWC 2019

Today Alcatel is announcing the Alcatel 1S, Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L, and Alcatel 3T 10 for Mobile World Congress. These three new phones and 10-inch tablet join Alcatel’s family of affordable mobile devices.

Alcatel 1S

The Alcatel 1S is the most affordable of the bunch with a price of €109 EUR or  [Read More…]

Oppo brought 5G phones with 10x “Lossless zoom” to Barcelona

Oppo’s event in Barcelona wrapped up a short while ago, and from that event, we now know all the lovely details of the 10x “Lossless zoom” that a new triple-camera setup will be bringing to a phone being released this spring by the company.

And spoiler alert: it looks pretty freaking awesome.

Our solution is a triple-lens camera structure, which includes:

48MP Hi-res main camera 120 degree ultra-wide lensTelephoto lens

With all 3 lenses we can  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S10 has one thing other phones in 2019 lack — courage

A phone that has everything you want — and everything I want — really does exist.

The Galaxy S10, on paper anyway, is without a doubt the finest smartphone Samsung has ever built. And I don’t say that lightly; Apple may have outstanding chipsets and Google may have “pure” software, but when considering the total package, a Pixel or iPhone doesn’t offer nearly as much as Samsung does with the S10. An amazing display that’s expertly tuned  [Read More…]

Samsung will finally let you remap the Bixby button on older Galaxy phones

The only caveat is that they need to be running Android Pie.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 has a lot going for it, but among the new AMOLED display, triple camera setup, etc., one of the things we’re most excited about is Bixby Key Customization — a feature that allows you to finally remap the physical Bixby button.

What’s even more exciting, is that Samsung has now confirmed that you’ll be able to remap the Bixby button on  [Read More…]

MWC 2019 preview: Galaxy S10, LG G8, foldable phones, 5G and more!

Everything you can expect to see from the biggest mobile trade show of the year.

Mobile World Congress, or MWC as it’s known, acts as the true starting point of the year’s smartphone season. Unlike more general trade shows like CES and IFA, MWC is primarily focused on (as you could guess) mobile technology — and with its timing right at the end of February, it’s perfectly situated to as a launch point for phones for the second  [Read More…]