Tag Archive: Smartphones


CES 2018 roundup: Best smartphones

Even if CES 2018 is still going on, the majority of companies already made their big product announcements. So below we take a look at some of the best smartphones that were launched this week in Las Vegas. Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra Sony introduced two new solid mid-rangers with great specs and a […]

Alcatel is bringing at least three new smartphones to MWC, but here’s a sneak peek

Alcatel is debuting three new devices at CES, but they won’t be properly detailed until next month at MWC.

Alcatel is bringing at least three new phone lines to Mobile World Congress in February, but it’s teasing the products at CES to gauge interest and set the stage for a resurgence in the brand throughout 2018.

TCL Communications, which owns both the Alcatel brands and BlackBerry Mobile, was quiet on the Alcatel front in 2017 as it  [Read More…]

Smartphones trends: Mid-rangers in 2018

With companies constantly throwing new flagship models with sky-high specs and futuristic features at us, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Especially when you check out the exorbitant price tag. But the question is: do we really need such a powerhouse to meet out daily requirements? More often than not, the answer is not really. We […]

“Hey Google” hotword is now available for smartphones

Enjoy talking to your Google Assistant on your phone, but don’t like using the traditional “OK Google” trigger? Well, you don’t have to anymore. Google is finally letting people use the much more intuitive alternative “Hey Google” to wake up the virtual assistant. Users from all over the world have started receiving a prompt to […]

Google Assistant is finally coming to tablets, smartphones running Lollipop get it too

Originally, the Google Assistant was a Pixel-exclusive. Then Google started offering it on smartphones with Android Marshmallow+ on board. Interestingly, so far tablets were left out of the equation.  But this will no longer be the case, as Google just announced the Google Assistant is finally making its way to tablets, but only in English […]

Republic Wireless wants to take your mind off smartphones with two new products

In an attempt to combat addiction to smartphones with large, bright displays among children, Republic Wireless has unveiled its own take at a kid-friendly phone. Republic Wireless’ Relay looks more like a tiny, square speaker, but is in fact marketed as a phone for children. The small device benefits from both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity […]

Qualcomm’s new USB-C DAC aims to bring Hi-Fi audio to smartphones

During its Tech Summit this week, Qualcomm unveiled more than just the high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset for smartphones. In an attempt to cure the missing 3.5 headphone jack blues, the chip maker also announced its first dedicated USB-C Hi-Fi DAC, titled the AQT1000. Qualcomm already makes DACs and audio codes, but this is its first […]

More accurate and efficient GPS chips coming to 2018 smartphones

GPS chips in 2018 phones will be more accurate and use 50% less battery.

While bezel-less displays and dual-camera systems are visual upgrades that are easy to get excited about, an upcoming GPS chip from Broadcom will soon allow future smartphones to provide more accurate mapping features and less battery drain when using services like Google Maps, Waze, etc. Late last week, the IEEE Spectrum announced that this new chip is finally ready for mass-production for consumer-facing products and  [Read More…]

The $13 Seneo wireless charger has fast charging for Android smartphones

This is a great deal on a wireless charger that sits at an angle so you can still use the phone.

The Seneo fast wireless charger pad is down to $ 12.95 with code 42ZVWFUR on Amazon. The average street price for this charger is $ 19, so this code takes a nice chunk off the price.

Wireless charging is just one of those things that makes life just a bit easier. It’s not a perfect technology  [Read More…]

The best smartphones for a killer VR experience

If you don’t have the Vive or Oculus Rift, your phone may be the next best thing.

This post was updated on 4/6 with more great VR friendly phones for you to check out!

If you don’t feel like shelling out $ 800 for an HTC Vive or $ 600 for an Oculus Rift, then your phone can be the next best VR option. With both Samsung and Google currently leading the pack, mobile VR is  [Read More…]