Tag Archive: Phones


The new Nokia phones are here – first impressions

For the last few years, Nokia has remained in the background of the mobile market, but at MWC 2017 in Barcelona over the weekend the iconic Finish company made a spectacular comeback. In partnership with HMD, Nokia took the stage to announce three budget-minded smartphones with Android and a Nokia 3310 revival feature phone. Nokia […]

All the phones we saw at Mobile World Congress 2017

There’s a long list of new phones to be excited about.

Mobile World Congress has always been a fantastic place to get an early look at many different phones that aren’t quite here to buy yet. Every year is a little different, but the general theme is the same. Our team on the ground has run from meeting to meeting in search of all the great new phones to share with you, and this year that list  [Read More…]

Samsung is bringing RCS messaging to its phones following NewNet acquisition

All Galaxy phones running Marshmallow and above will get RCS messaging.

Samsung acquired RCS operator NewNet Canada back in November, and the South Korean manufacturer is now integrating NewNet’s technologies into its phones. To that effect, the company is expanding RCS services to include “RCS-enabled devices, native/downloadable device clients, cloud-based RCS application servers, an interconnectivity hub among operators and a third-party monetization platform.” The company’s RCS solution will be available on all Galaxy phones running Marshmallow and  [Read More…]

Nokia’s Android phones are coming to India in June, as well as the all-new 3310

Nokia’s Android phones will be locally manufactured in India.

Nokia unveiled its first Android phones for the global market at Mobile World Congress, and there’s a lot to be excited about. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are all aimed at the budget segment, but they bring Nokia’s storied design as well as decent specs for the asking price.

India has always been a huge market for Nokia, and HMD Global’s VP for the Indian  [Read More…]

This is why Sony phones in the U.S. don’t have fingerprint sensors

This has crossed into ‘ridiculous’ territory — but we now have a better idea of why.

Another year, another Sony phone launching in the U.S. without a fingerprint sensor — despite the exact same model packing the biometric authentication process everywhere else in the world. With the announcement of the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs, Sony once again has a couple of enticing phones. And even though it seems to have made good strides in terms of  [Read More…]

Sony’s four new phones are beautifully made, terribly named

Sony unveils four more phones — can you keep track of its lineup anymore?

Sony has a phone problem. It keeps announcing replacements for phones that no one bought, or couldn’t buy, or refused to buy because they lack a fingerprint sensor.

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Sony has added four new phones to its ecosystem, all with names that are sure to confound its eventual owners and detractors alike. One only, the Xperia  [Read More…]

ZTE’s Blade V8 Lite and V8 Mini are two new phones meant for the youths

Are you a young millennial? ZTE’s latest mid-range devices are equipped with the hardware you’ll need for living your very best life.

ZTE is launching two new Android-powered smartphone from its youth-oriented line at MWC 2017. The Blade V8 Mini and Blade V8 Lite boast plenty of “features for young people” in addition to stylish metallic chassis.

The Blade V8 Mini sports the same 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual-rear cameras featured on the original Blade V8  [Read More…]

Nokia is back with three new Android phones, launching globally!

New Nokias will have ‘pure Android’ and Google Assistant.

Nokia already tipped its hand earlier in the year with the launch of the Nokia 6 in China, and now the handset is getting a global release, joined by two more affordable offerings, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, announced in Barcelona at its MWC 2017 press conference today.

The Nokia 6 is the same handset we’ve seen for the Chinese market, only with software geared towards the  [Read More…]

Hands on with Nokia’s new Android phones: the 3, 5, and 6

The rebirth of another storied smartphone brand begins. This time it’s Nokia.

Nokia is still a company that is focusing on their core business: networking technology. They’re quite good at it; there’s a good chance you’re using Nokia tech on a regular basis through your cellular network, even if it’s not a Nokia. But the Nokia brand? That’s all about smartphones. And while Nokia knew that, they also sold their phone business to Microsoft in 2015 (which  [Read More…]

Shopping for phones is still a mess of hidden details

They get you with the fine print, then make the fine print hard to find.

I spent the better part of last week digging through websites, calling representatives and generally pulling my hair out trying to sort out all the details about cellular phone service from the Big Four. I came to a couple of conclusions, the clearest of which is that all four of them do whatever they can to hide the tiny details that can  [Read More…]