Tag Archive: Smartphone


OnePlus 5 vs Moto Z2 Play (Smartphone Showdown)

The OnePlus 5 made a debut into the world this week and got lots of people excited. Priced a little bit higher than the previous OnePlus 3T at $ 479 and up, the OnePlus 5 lands in the same price category as the new Moto Z2 Play which is valued at $ 499. In this article, we […]

Vivo could be the first to launch a smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor

Vivo could edge out Samsung and other companies in launching a phone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor.

Samsung failed in its attempt to integrate a fingerprint sensor into the screen of the Galaxy S8, and it now looks like Vivo will be the first company to roll out a device with an on-screen fingerprint sensor. A leaked video on Weibo shows off a Vivo phone that looks a lot like the X9 Plus, albeit with an optical fingerprint sensor  [Read More…]

Moto E4 Plus vs BLU R1 Plus (Affordable Smartphone Showdown)

Motorola just unveiled the wallet-friendly Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus just a few days ago. If you’ve been thinking of purchasing an affordable phone this summer, the Moto E4 lineup has probably already caught your attention. But there are plenty of other worthy alternatives out there that won’t break the bank. Like the BLU […]

How to keep your smartphone cool during the hot summer months

Sun’s out, the smartphone’s out. But don’t forget that in addition to slathering on the sunscreen, you’ll have to keep your phone protected, too.

Summer is all about streaming the hits of year’s past and shooting a bounty of selfies. But while you’re out doing that, remember to keep tabs on how hot your smartphone becomes as you’re having fun.

The warmer weather months don’t offer a friendly climate for electronics, and the heat can actually be  [Read More…]

How hot is your Android smartphone?

We used the FLIR One Pro to measure how hot the LG G6, Galaxy S8, and Pixel XL become when they’re charging or running applications.

Naturally, when you’re equipped with a thermal imaging camera, you want to point it at all the things. The FLIR One Pro thermal imaging camera is certainly fun to play with, even though its battery life is finicky. I rounded up a couple of the latest Android-powered smartphones I had laying around,  [Read More…]

China and India expected to be the biggest smartphone markets by 2019

What will smartphones even look like then, you think?

The United States may be one of the top-selling smartphone markets in the world, but it’s on track to soon be eclipsed by India, according to Statista.

After breaking down smartphone sales over three years (2013-2016) by geographical region, the report concluded that both China and India are headed for the top two spots on the regional sales charts. Today, China is the current leader at 31%, while  [Read More…]

HTC U11 vs LG G6 (Smartphone Showdown)

Situated below Samsung in terms of their foothold in the flagship space, both the LG G6 and the new HTC U11 are two premium smartphones with similar price tags. However, the handsets come with several differentiating aspects, both in terms of specs and feats. Below, we’ll highlight them for you. Design and Display The HTC […]

Amazon reportedly working on an ‘Ice’ smartphone lineup with Play Store access

Amazon is planning to launch a $ 100 “Ice” smartphone in India later this year.

After the dumpster fire that was the Fire Phone, it looks like Amazon is planning to re-enter the smartphone segment with a new lineup of devices codenamed “Ice.” Citing two sources familiar with the matter, Gadgets 360 states that the Ice smartphones will be targeted at emerging markets like India. Unlike the Fire Phone, they will run the latest version of Android with Google  [Read More…]

Quick Charge 4+ is the next fast charging spec for your smartphone

Qualcomm’s 15% faster charging standard is limited to one device at present, however.

Who doesn’t love fast charging? It’s certainly become a necessary requirement when buying a smartphone, at least in the Android world. But part of that is because Qualcomm has been pushing the specification in every new smartphone debut for years. Can you blame them? Once you go fast charging, you never go back.

This time, we’re hearing about Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+, the evolutionary successor to  [Read More…]

SCOTUS rules in favor of you fixing your smartphone and reselling its parts

Good news, tinkerers: now you can do what you like to your devices without fear of patent-defying blowback.

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of consumers in the Impression Products v. Lexmark International case. It’s a massive win for the repair world because it means that companies like iFixit that sell detailed repair kits, complete with replacement parts in some, aren’t violating patents.

Kyle Wiens, the founder of iFixit.com, took to Twitter to celebrate  [Read More…]