Tag Archive: Smartphone


Samsung teases its foldable smartphone, bad news for Mate 20 fans, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Monday, October 22nd, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, eBay wants to pay you for your smartphone, Digital Wellbeing comes to  [Read More…]

Is the Galaxy Note 9 a future-proof smartphone?

In some ways, yes. In others, no.

If you’re looking to buy a new Android phone right now, the Galaxy Note 9 is one of your best bets. It’s got a large, beautiful display, insanely fast internals, a powerful camera package, and so much more.

Samsung packed just about everything they could into the Note 9, and with all of those specs and such a large price tag, we’ve noticed that a lot of our forum members  [Read More…]

Honor 8X is a budget notchy smartphone coming to the US soon

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor just announced its latest budget smartphone, the Honor 8X is coming to the US. A successor of last year’s Honor 7X, the 8X looks and feels like a flagship, although its internal specs keep it firmly lodged into the mid-range category.

What does the Honor 8X bring to the table? Keep reading to find out.

The Honor 8X is a very good-looking smartphone which features a huge 6.5-inch display with a notch on top and 2,340 x  [Read More…]

Fix your smartphone all on your own with the $8 AmazonBasics Repair Kit

Pair this with a detailed YouTube video and you’ll be good to go.

Finding the opportunity to get your smartphone repaired can be a huge drain on your free time. Instead of waiting around, the AmazonBasics Smartphone Repair Kit is on sale today at Amazon for just $ 7.96. That marks its lowest price ever and saves you $ 3 off its average price.

This handy repair kit is suitable to help with your smartphones, game consoles,  [Read More…]

Sub-$500 smartphone showdown: Pocophone F1 vs ASUS Zenfone 5Z

Companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus started a new movement a few years back. As they begun releasing products packing high-end features and much cheaper price tags than the competition’s, a new product category was born: the affordable flagship.

And over the years more and more Android phone makers have joined in the efforts to offer well-specced, but still wallet-friendly handsets for customers who don’t want to spend $ 800+ on a phone.

Well among the most recent entries into this  [Read More…]

Amazon doesn’t own the smartphone, but Alexa is everywhere that matters

No matter who built the phone in your pocket, Amazon has something that works for you — and it’s something you’ll want.

Amazon is changing the way we look at tech companies. That’s a bold statement when you consider how broad the term “tech company” can be, but it’s true. Amazon has become just as vital and innovative as Apple, Google, or Microsoft, and it did it without selling you a phone or computer.

I know I’m  [Read More…]

All the major smartphone releases we can expect in October

After a rather uneventful summer, it’s high time that we get some action, don’t you agree? Well, as we see it right now October is shaping up to be quite an interesting month. For some reason, a large number of Android OEMs have chosen this month to unveil their latest flagship efforts.

The schedule is pretty tight, so we won’t have much time to breathe in between. So in case, you’re wondering, here are all the big October Android announcements  [Read More…]

Notch-less smartphone showdown: Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

It’s autumn, so we’re expecting a new wave of shiny flagships to be hitting soon. In October, we should see Google unveil the Pixel 3. LG will also launch the V40 ThinQ, while Huawei is expected to introduce the Mate 20 series. And if rumors are correct, the OnePlus 6T will also make a debut during the very same month.

But also in October, Sony’s latest Xperia XZ3 should go on sale in the US. The phone was announced at  [Read More…]

Stabilize your smartphone with this $6 Aukey Cell Phone Tripod

Best thing since the grain filter.

This Aukey Cell Phone Tripod Mount is down to only $ 5.99 right now over at Amazon. This thing normally sells for around $ 12, and the reviews are pretty nice too.

This tripod helps you take clearer shots and more stable video. It is compact and lightweight, but it can hold smartphones up to 5.7 inches. You can mount other cameras and things of that nature on it too, if  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone to launch in November, says Samsung’s mobile chief

Remember Samsung’s foldable smartphone that has been rumored forever? Well according to the company’s mobile division CEO DJ Koh, who recently talked to CNBC, the device will finally make a debut during Samsung’s Developer Conference. The event is scheduled to take place between November 7 and 8 in San Francisco.

Koh also went on to confirm rumors that the phone will be usable while in a folded state. What’s more, he revealed that users will have to unfold the device  [Read More…]