Tag Archive: Phones


Best Magnetic Car Mounts for Samsung Galaxy Phones 2018

Yeah! Magnets!

It’s pretty much illegal anywhere you go to hold onto your phone while you drive, so your best bet is to get a great car mount. But certain mounts can be pretty tedious, and a great magnetic mount makes life so much easier when you’re getting in and out of the car. These are the best magnetic car mounts for your phone!

If your phone supports wireless charging, you’ll have to be careful where  [Read More…]

5 easy ways to get the most out of your Android phone’s camera

There are a few tricks you can use to get the most out of any phone’s camera.

With a smartphone in every pocket, taking photos has become one of the most-used features of these powerful little computers. But there’s more to it than just hardware and software — you need to know how to use it all! That’s why we’re continuing our 12 days of tech tips with a super-useful one: taking better photos.

You may know  [Read More…]

Samsung and LG also claim to not slow down phones with older batteries

“Never have, never will!”

Whether or not you own an iPhone, chances are you’ve heard a thing or two about Apple throttling CPU performance of older handsets as their batteries age. Although Apple has since responded to the outrage around this, there are still plenty of people that aren’t at all happy with the way the whole situation was handled.

Motorola and HTC recently issued statements of their own stating that neither one follows similar practices to  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy A8 might be one of 2018’s best budget phones

Samsung might have something really special here.

Samsung releases a lot of phones each year, and its two standouts are typically entries in the Galaxy S and Note lines. Next year, however, we could see something pretty special in the form of the Galaxy A8 (2018).

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018)

The Galaxy A series of devices from Samsung isn’t anything new, and the main focus of it has always been on offering quality  [Read More…]

Google Assistant coming to Android tablets and older phones

Available for phones running 5.0 Lollipop and tablets on Marshmallow and Nougat.

The Google Assistant first launched on the Pixel and Pixel XL in October 2016, and then a few months later in March 2017, expanded to all Android phones running Marshmallow 6.0 or newer. Today, December 13, 2017, Google is expanding the Assistant’s availability to even more phones and now tablets.

If you own a phone that’s still running 5.0 Lollipop (which it very well might  [Read More…]

Google’s AR Stickers are now making their way to Pixel phones

Remember the AR stickers feature which Google demoed during its Pixel 2 event in October? Well, the search giant has released the AR Stickers app in the Play Store. It’s available for Pixel phones and require Android 8.1 Oreo to work – which is in the process of rolling out. If you managed to make […]

Consumers favor software updates over buying new phones, report suggests

Is the new annual flagship smartphone worth your hard-earned money, or is your older phone worth a second look? According to a new report coming out of the New York Post, it seems customers these days prefer getting a software update packed with new features, rather than invest towards a new phone. The rising trend […]

Amazon discounting six Prime Exclusive Phones until late December

Get up to $ 50 off the Moto X4, LG G6+, and others.

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber and shopping around for an unlocked Android handset, it’s hard to do much better than Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones. The lineup of devices offered as part of this program has become rather attractive throughout 2017, and Amazon’s now announced heavy discounts on some of the top phones offered through it.

Starting today, December 10 and going until December  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: A great time to re-evaluate 2017’s best phones

For many of us, December is the time to buy a new phone.

Whether for ourselves or as a gift, the holiday season presents a good opportunity to get a new device with all of the discounts being handed around. And as such, it’s a great time to re-evaluate where 2017’s top phones rank. Obviously the newer phones released later in the year will compare favorably to those from the first quarter, but at the same time  [Read More…]

Best Sony Phones

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Best overall Sony Xperia XZ Premium

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Sony’s top-end handset is the Xperia XZ Premium, a 5.5-incher with a whopping 4K display resolution, HDR viewing support, a powerful Snapdragon 835 processor an 4GB of RAM. As well as boasting a striking design, with a mirrored glass back panel, Sony’s flagship offers front-facing speakers and an impressive 19-megapixel camera capable of shooting 960fps slow-motion video.

Bottom line: The  [Read More…]