Tag Archive: Smartphone


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?”

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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).

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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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