Tag Archive: Smartphone


10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (May 27th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when you sign up

ZTE debuts a monster smartphone in the Axon 7

ZTE on Thursday announced its latest flagship smartphone, an absolute beast, in the form of the Axon 7. Hitting China today, the handset is expected to reach the United States soon. The Axon 7 is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features the MiFavor 4.0 user interface. In terms of specs, you’ll find all of the

Smartphone Projector 2.0 is cute, but not exactly functional

The nicest-looking cardboard box projector money can buy, but not much else.

Ever wander through a store and see something on a shelf that you know can’t possibly be as cool as it looks, but you buy it anyway because you just have to know? That was me this weekend in my local Books-A-Million, a store that has slowly transformed over the last five years from a decent bookstore to a decent toy store that also  [Read More…]

Indian OEM Intex launches its first smartphone with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support

Indian handset maker, Intex, today announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Aqua Secure. The smartphone is first device from the vendor with a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor on the Aqua Secure allows you to scan and authenticate, as well as supports features like clicking selfies, phone unlock, access to gallery, et al.

Intex Aqua Secure also supports VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) which enables high quality HD voice calls. The device packs in USB Type-C  [Read More…]

Google’s modular smartphone Ara is still breathing and will launch in 2017

During the Google I/O 2016 developer conference, the company gave an update on its “Project Ara” modular smartphone. Google says the consumer version of the phone will launch sometime in 2017.

During the ATAP panel at Google I/O, the Ara Developer Edition was shown onstage. It was running a version of Android wth six separate hardware modules, which work with no driver updates or rebooting of the phone. The demo even showed how  [Read More…]

10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (May 20th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when you sign up

10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (May 13th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when you sign up

Verizon adds more data to its prepaid smartphone plans

Verizon Wireless has announced the company is adding more data to its prepaid plans for smartphones, with 6GB of data a month for $ 60 and 3GB of data for $ 45 a month.

Here’s the breakdown of what the new prepaid smartphone plans offer for Verizon customers:

6 GB of data including 1 GB of AutoPay Bonus Data with unlimited talk and text in the U.S. and unlimited text and calling to Mexico and Canada  [Read More…]

10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (May 6th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when you sign up

Intel is getting out of the smartphone market with cancellation of SoFIA and Broxton chips

Intel has confirmed that it has canceled plans to release its SoFIA and Broxton chips that were being made primarily for smartphones. This means that Intel currently has no chips that will be used in future smartphones.

Intel’s shift away from the smartphone market was first announced by analyst Patrick Moorhead, via Forbes, and later confirmed by Intel itself in a statement from a spokesperson to AnandTech:

I can confirm that the changes included canceling the  [Read More…]