Tag Archive: Smartphone


Alcatel is the second smartphone brand to launch an Android Go phone in the US

Alcatel announced the availability of its fist Android Go phone for the US market. Alongside the 1X, the company will also launch the 3V.

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Vivo announces ‘Super HDR’ that uses AI for better smartphone pictures

The new tech has a dynamic range up to 14 EV.

Vivo’s been experimenting with a lot of cutting-edge technology this year with phones like the X20 Plus UD and Apex, and it’s shifting its focus on photography with the recent announcement of its new “Super HDR” platform.

Super HDR is supposed to be an upgrade over the current HDR shooting modes found in most smartphone cameras these days, and to do this, Vivo says it’s harnessing  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Entertainment in the Smartphone Age

I want my phone to do everything, but that doesn’t mean I only want to use my phone.

There isn’t much your average phone can’t do these days. From communication to entertainment, research to shopping, it has never been easier for my phone to be my only computer. This week alone I have used my phone to write an article while on the exercise bike, finish Stargate Origins while waiting for my daughter to finish gymnastics practice,  [Read More…]

Smartphone glass types compared

Gorilla Glass. 2.5D. Sapphire. What does each of these terms mean and how do they apply to your smartphone? Here’s a handy reference guide to help break down the differences in the glass used for devices.

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TomTop offers this smartphone gimbal with 53% off (Promoted)

Looking for a new smartphone gimbal? Then you might like to know that TomTop is selling one with a 53% discount, for a limited time.

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Smartphone shoulder holsters: Why they work and why I wear one

“Hey, what is that thing you’re wearing? What do you carry in it?”

I’ve worn phone shoulder holsters in public on and off for over two years now, and it never fails to draw the eyes of the Texans around me. “I couldn’t help but notice your holster. What’s in there?” “For a moment, I thought you were a cop.” “That is so badass! Where did you find that?” “Is that an Open Carry holster?”

The reactions  [Read More…]

ZTE Tempo Go vs Nokia 1 (Ultra-budget Android Go Smartphone Showdown)

A few Android Go smartphones were unleashed at MWC 2018 including the ZTE Tempo Go and Nokia 1. So which one is the better offering?

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The Janam XT100 is a rugged smartphone with barcode scanner

Janam claims to be able to offer what other rugged smartphone manufacturers haven’t with its new XT100 model which was unveiled today.

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Is the Galaxy S9+ too big of a smartphone?

It’s better than you think!

At MWC 2018, Samsung announced two new phones – the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Both handsets are very similar to one another, but only the S9+ gets two rear cameras, a larger 3,500 mAh battery, and 6GB of RAM as opposed to 4GB.

However, along with these increased specs, the S9+ is also a physically bigger phone (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm and 189g, to be exact).

One of our forum members  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the best smartphone camera DxOMark has ever tested

This is a great early indication that Samsung has something special here.

Few things changed in the Galaxy S9+ over its predecessor, but the one fundamental shift was in its camera hardware. Going with an all-new sensor, physically changing aperture and a secondary telephoto lens, Samsung knew it had something worth talking about. And according to DxOMark, it worked: the Galaxy S9+ received its highest-ever mobile rating of 99.

The Galaxy S9+ got to that combined score  [Read More…]