Tag Archive: Smartphone


This portable 7000mAh power bank from VicTec can charge your smartphone with no wires

Portable batteries are a dime a dozen on Amazon.com. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and charging technology. Most importantly, they all keep you going when you’re away from a wall socket. Today’s battery I am reviewing is the VicTec 7000mAh portable Qi Wireless Power Bank from Amazon.com. Specs 7000mAh Li-ion

Tronsmart’s 5-port USB 3.0 power station can charge your Android smartphone from 0-80% in 30 minutes

I recently picked up an LG G5 to review, and one of the unique features it has is USB Type-C with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. Most of these charging technologies can be confusing, because they’re always advancing so quickly. I also picked up the Tronsmart 54W 5-Port USB Charger Charging Station from Amazon since it is

Meizu’s new Pro 6 is a deca-core beast of a smartphone with 10-LED flash

Meizu has unveiled the new Pro 6, an affordable flagship smartphone with jaw-dropping specifications. If you’re one to have hardware to boast about, you’ll definitely want to check out this deca-core powered smartphone with 10-LED flash. As an added bonus, this handset starts from around $ 390, undercutting competitor flagships.

The deca-core processor itself is made up of two A72 cores 2.5GHz, four A53 cores at 2.0GHz, and four more A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz. What  [Read More…]

How to fix the lag on your Android smartphone and make it perform like new again

It happens to the best of us and it happens to the worst of us. Lag. Our Android smartphones might have incredible hardware and fancy specs, but from time to time they may bog down and suffer in performance. There are simple steps you can follow to improve the lag on your smartphone. You can

Smartphone buzzword decoder: 64-bit octa-core processor

When tech companies release new smartphones, they often use buzzwords to explain why the improvements should matter to consumers. Unfortunately, this lingo doesn’t always explain the upgraded features. For instance, unless you have a background in electrical engineering, you probably don’t have any idea what a 64-bit Octa-core processor is or how it can benefit you.

10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (April 8th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option in the market. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when

Your smartphone is really dirty. Start controlling the grime and bacteria with an all in one tool (Hans Swipe)

I was watching Jimmy Kimmel the other night and he reminded me of an old article I read from Time Magazine about the dirtiness of our hands and smartphones. According to London scientists, 1 in 6 phones has fecal matter on it. In another word, there is a high chance your smartphone has poop on it. The

10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (April 1st)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option in the market. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when

Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades [Update]

Update: In a statement to Droid Life, Verizon confirmed the move, saying:

“The upgrade fee helps cover our increased support costs associated with customers switching devices. Customers can pay the charge when they upgrade, bill it to their account or trade in an old device to offset the cost. The fee for upgrading on device payment is still half of the two-year contract upgrade fee.”

Original story: Verizon is reportedly preparing to implement a new upgrade  [Read More…]

AndroidGuys deal of the day: SNES30 Bluetooth game controller & smartphone holder

Remember the glory days of playing Super Nintendo on that classic gray controller with its signature purple push buttons? 8Bitdo is bringing it back again with the SNES30, a 1:1 original design that supports both Bluetooth and USB connections. Connect with your favorite device or computer to play any modern game, and easily mount your