Tag Archive: Smartphone

Xiaomi overtakes Huawei as smartphone sales tumble worldwide

It’s the first time Xiaomi has surpassed Huawei.

What you need to know Xiaomi sold more phones than Huawei in February this year. The former beat the latter by just 500,000 units. Smartphone sales also took a massive hit in the month, falling nearly 40% year-on-year due to the coronavirus.

As the U.S. ban continues to squeeze Huawei in the smartphone market, we may finally be starting to see its adverse effects on Huawei’s sales, despite the  [Read More…]

Huawei expects significant drop in smartphone sales this year

Annual sales could drop from 240 million in 2019 to about 190 million this year.

What you need to know The U.S. ban on the Chinese giant is finally starting to hurt Huawei. Despite stellar performance in 2019, the company expects a massive 20% drop in smartphone sales this year. The underlying cause? Lower demand in foreign markets due to the lack of Google services on its newest phones.

Despite holding strong for nearly a year since  [Read More…]

Why smart products that require a smartphone app aren’t always a smart buy

Your phone is probably on your person and working right now. But that’s not always the case.

I will go out on a limb and say that everyone reading this has a smartphone within reach at this very moment. In fact, most people reading this are doing so on their smartphones. Our phones have become an extension of our arms and we depend on them for a lot of things.

Unfortunately, I’m seeing other products that also  [Read More…]

Why every smartphone needs a good screen protector

Smartphones are expensive. Even a mid-range device can run you several hundred dollars, to say nothing of all the costs associated with ownership. It should go without saying that you want to protect your investment however you can.

That includes purchasing a screen protector. It is, at its core, a means of protecting your investment. Because whether you own your phone or are simply renting it from a carrier, a broken screen leaves you on the hook for  [Read More…]

Do you buy insurance for your smartphone?

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As smartphone prices continue to rise, it’s become more important than ever to protect your purchase in any way you can. This can be in a few different ways, whether that be slapping a case on your phone, applying a screen protector, or going as far to buy insurance for it.

Phone insurance plans are nothing new, but when spending $ 1000+ on a handset, picking up a plan to go along  [Read More…]

Galaxy Z Flip review: The best-looking smartphone I’ve ever used

A clamshell foldable that’s designed for the masses and made me fall in love with foldable phones.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: The review Stunning design Excellent display Decent Battery Good Camera Great Performance Sleek Software Is it durable? The verdict: Should you buy it?

Foldable phones are mostly fantastic. I use a Galaxy Fold every single day, and while it’s a great phone, it’s too big for most people. Like a lot of flagships, the  [Read More…]

OnePlus dominated India’s premium smartphone market in 2019

OnePlus increased its share of the ultra-premium segment as well, all thanks to the OnePlus 7 Pro.

What you need to know Counterpoint Research says OnePlus was the number one brand in India’s premium smartphone market last year. OnePlus’ shipments grew 28% YoY in 2019, allowing it to capture one-third of the premium segment in the country. Samsung dropped to the second position, with its shipments declining by 2% compared to 2018.

In the second quarter of  [Read More…]

Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone sales for 2019, trailing Samsung

Samsung lead the pack with nearly 300 million units sold.

What you need to know Huawei took the second-place spot in the smartphone market from Apple in 2019. It raked in sales of 238.5 million units, compared to Apple’s 196.2 million. The biggest winner, though, was Samsung, with 296.5 million shipments during the year.

Despite overwhelming pressure by the U.S., Huawei says it can handle anything else the Trump administration throws its way. And the numbers seem  [Read More…]

Samsung reports 34% dip in Q4 profit despite strong smartphone sales

Samsung’s mobile business registered an impressive 67% increase in operating profit in Q4 2019.

What you need to know Samsung reported revenues of KRW 59.9 trillion ($ 50.7 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 1% over the same period a year earlier. Operating profit, however, dipped 34% to KRW 7.1 trillion ($ 6 billion). The company is hoping that stronger demand for 5G phones and OLED screens will allow it to boost profitability  [Read More…]

Coronavirus: Best Online Resources and How Your Smartphone Can Help

All the info you need in one place.

If you keep an eye on your local news channels, news apps, Twitter, etc., you’ve probably heard a thing or two about something called the “Coronavirus.”

There are a lot of outlets reporting on the disease and mobs of people saying a bunch of different things about it, and with so much conversation happening, it can be difficult to focus in on the core facts and get a general  [Read More…]