Tag Archive: Smartphone


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…]

The Energizer Power Max P16K Pro is a smartphone with a 5-day battery life

Energizer, a company best known for making batteries, is looking to expand its presence in the smartphone market. Present at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, it unveiled the Power Max P16K Pro smartphone, which predictably comes with a huge battery built-in. Deciding on which new smartphone to buy can be quite a tricky affair. Most of […]

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LG V30S hands-on: A 2017 smartphone with 2018’s buzzwords

The V30S brings the ThinQ brand to LG’s phone lineup.

There’s something about a new phone. It gleams, free of fingerprints, as you gingerly take it from its box.

The accessories, perfectly wrapped, have infinite potential. You turn it on and it boots to a clean home screen, ready for you to make it — anything. That’s the beauty of the modern smartphone it; it does so much and it can do whatever you want it to  [Read More…]

How much are you willing to spend on a smartphone?

Phones aren’t going to get any cheaper, but how much is too much?

New phone season gets heated up in a big way next week when Samsung shows us the Galaxy S9. Two things are guaranteed once we start to see whatever it is companies making phones want to show us: there will be something from some company we really want, and it will be expensive. More expensive than last year because that’s how anything that uses  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9 looks identical to the S8 because we’ve reached peak smartphone design

Flat, buttonless, and glass. Is this what we have asked for or the best Samsung can do?

We’ll soon be seeing the Galaxy S9 on a stage in Spain, surrounded by words like “thin” and “stylish” or “ergonomic” and “organic” or any of a long list of the regular buzzwords we always hear. And if the early looks we’ve seen from leaked press materials are correct (and come on, they are) those words are true. But we  [Read More…]

LG’s next flagship smartphone could be set to launch in June

LG earlier this year made a pledge to stop the yearly release schedule of its smartphones. It was a bold but thoughtful and understandable move for the company to launch new models only when it was needed. Shortly after the announcement, it emerged LG was already working on its next flagship. According to a new […]

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The Google Pixel 2 64GB unlocked smartphone is down to $535 refurbished

Save huge compared to a new phone.

Woot has refurbished Google Pixel 2 64GB smartphones on sale for $ 535 in three different colors. That’s a price of $ 529.99 plus a flat-rate shipping fee of $ 5. You can upgrade to 128GB on the Just Black version for $ 585. The 64GB phones sell for $ 649 new from Google.

The phones are unlocked for Verizon and GSM networks, which includes AT&T and T-Mobile. It specifically  [Read More…]

HTC’s smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses

Where does HTC go from here?

HTC’s been struggling to find a strong foothold in the smartphone space for quite some time now, and matters aren’t going to be helped in this regard following the announcement that HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned.

The news broke in the early morning of February 14, with HTC citing Chang’s resignation being due to his own “personal career plan.” Chang is leaving HTC effective  [Read More…]

Why is it so hard to ‘root’ a smartphone?

If a phone is just a tiny computer, why is it so hard to be the admin?

Rooting, bootloader unlocking, jailbreaking; it has many different descriptions but they all mean the same thing when it comes to smartphones. It’s how you open the phone’s software bootloader so that you can load unofficial software.

Android users have it easier than most (which may not be a great thing all the time) because changing the Linux permission model that  [Read More…]