Tag Archive: Smartphone


From the Editor’s Desk: How to launch a smartphone

It’s okay, and entirely expected, to be frustrated by cumbersome phone launches — but some perspective on what’s happening can be helpful.

Launching a smartphone is difficult. Even if you think you understand how difficult it is, it’s far more difficult still. When you’re a small company you have a certain set of problems, usually limited by money and scale of distribution; but if you’re big, you have an exponentially larger customer base to serve and  [Read More…]

Which smartphone camera do YOU think is the best?

We’re putting the latest and greatest smartphone cameras to the test — but this time, we want you to tell us which one you like best.

There are a lot of great smartphone cameras out there these days, no matter your preference of operating system. As is our custom, we’ve put together an extensive photo comparison of each of the major players, but we’re doing it a little differently this year.

Instead of us snapping photos, comparing  [Read More…]

Thursday’s best tech bargains: $7 Wireless sports earbuds, Optical zoom smartphone, Lumsing power bank $7

Holy moly, if you’re in the market for wireless sports earbuds, J&L has got a sweet deal for you with the J&L 200s. The priced just dropped to an incredible $ 6.99 with free prime shipping. J&L isn’t like every other third party manufacturer where it rebrands stock products. Instead J&L has a factory and design team dedicated

Blu reveals latest smartphone in the $150 Life One X2

Blu on Thursday revealed yet another smartphone, the Life One X2, as part of its Android-powered portfolio. This time we’re looking at a model that borders somewhere in the space occupied by entry level and mid-range hardware. As it is often wont to do, Blu releases devices with prices that come in lower than its

Swiftkey announces world’s first smartphone keyboard powered by a neural network

Swiftkey, one of Androids most downloaded third-party keyboards, announced a major update today. After six years, the team at Swiftkey has rebuilt its language prediction engine using “neural networks.” The integration of the neural network platform means that the operation of Swiftkey’s keyboard will begin to mimic the human brain. The neural network will allow for

Unlocked smartphone owners in US should consider The People’s Operator

If you’re a US resident who owns an unlocked GSM phone, chances are good that you’ve considered multiple carriers for service. Or, perhaps you have hopped from one provider to another to save a few bucks. What with AT&T and T-Mobile and their respective MVNOs, there are plenty to choose from. I’d like to put another one

Huawei P9 Second Opinion: A well-rounded smartphone with a brilliant camera

The quick take

The latest flagship smartphone from Huawei, the P9, has a lot of things going for it in tandem to offer a great Android smartphone experience, along with arguably the best mobile photography credibility a smartphone has offered yet.

The Good Brilliant camera Excellent fingerprint sensor Good display Elegant design and build quality The Bad Not cheap EMUI is overwhelming Occasional lags Single SIM only

Huawei P9 Full Review

Huawei does a  [Read More…]

Smartphone Showdown: Moto Z Play vs. Moto Z Force Droid

In a special event in June, Motorola announced the new Moto Z Play to the world. Today, we finally get to see this new addition to the Android market. In this and another article, we’re putting the Moto Z Play head-to-head against the Moto Z Force and Moto Z Droid. Moto Z Force Droid Edition Display: 5.5-inch,

Smartphone Showdown: Moto Z Play vs. Moto Z Droid

In a special event in June, Motorola announced the new Moto Z Play to the world. Today, we finally get to see this new addition to the Android market. In this and another article, we’re putting the Moto Z Play head-to-head against the Moto Z Force and Moto Z Droid. Moto Z Droid Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED,

Buying the best smartphone power pack – MrMobile explains

Proclaiming one external battery charger to be the “best power pack” for all people is a daunting challenge – and it misses the point.

The reality is that, as with smartphones, different power banks work well for different users. But I’ve collected between twenty and thirty external battery pack accessories in my time reviewing technology, and I’ve found that the secret to making the search a little less daunting is to focus on three key areas: safety, capacity, and  [Read More…]