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Cover a large home in strong Wi-Fi with the $219 Netgear Orbi 3-pack system

Wi-Fi Blanket.

The Netgear Orbi home mesh networking system 3-pack is down to $ 219.48 on Amazon. Just clip the $ 30 coupon to get in on the discount. This same kit sells for around $ 294 usually, and this price is the lowest we’ve ever seen.

The Orbi mesh networking system covers up to 6,000 square feet in high-performance Wi-Fi. It can produce speeds up to 2.2Gbps, and these satellites are designed to be compact so  [Read More…]

Honor 9 Lite review: Making a strong case to be the budget king

On balance, this is one of the finest budget phones around right now.

The quick take

Finally, a budget Honor phone that just about ticks every box. Previous offerings have usually been very good phones, but the omission of NFC, in particular, made them hard to recommend since it blocked off access to Google Pay.

The Honor 9 Lite isn’t exactly a trimmed down version of the Honor 9, with a tall aspect ratio display and four  [Read More…]

Samsung’s record profits continue on the back of strong Galaxy S8 and DRAM sales

Samsung is firing on all fronts.

After recording its best-ever first quarter earlier this year, Samsung has managed to post record-breaking profits once again in Q2 2017. The South Korean manufacturer netted an overall revenue of $ 54.2 billion (61 trillion won), a year-on-year increase of 20%, or $ 8.8 billion (10.06 trillion won). Operating profit increased by a staggering 72.7% to $ 12.5 billion (14.1 trillion won), allowing Samsung to overtake Apple, who is projected to bring in  [Read More…]

Just when we thought it was ‘slow’ … we have a few strong months of Android ahead

Don’t be lulled into thinking the year is done — we have several big phone launches left in 2017.

On the media side of things, we usually refer to the time after the spring smartphone launches as a “slow” period. Samsung, LG, HTC, OnePlus, Sony and others all launched flagship phones across April, May and June — that gave us plenty to talk about, but we also had lots of time to talk about it as we  [Read More…]

LG G6 reportedly enjoys strong early sales in Korea

30,000 units sold in launch weekend, according to Korean press.

Western consumers may have to wait another few weeks to get their hands on the LG G6, but the new phone is already on sale in LG’s home market of South Korea — and, according to report from the local press, doing rather well.

The Korea Herald reports that the G6 sold more than 30,000 units across the country over its launch weekend, with pre-orders exceeding 82,000  [Read More…]

Charge your smartphone with a strong, stylish Paracable

There’s no such thing as having too many cables for charging up your devices. Yes, even in the age of wireless charging, we like to have physical cables on hand. Why? Because it’s super fast in 2017! While processors and batteries continue to evolve, the microUSB and USB Type-C cables are still going to be necessary

Weak G5 performance hurt LG’s mobile business in Q4 despite ‘strong sales’ of V20

LG couldn’t catch a break in 2016. Let’s hope 2017 fares better.

The hits keep coming for LG, as the company posted a loss of some $ 224 million in the fourth quarter on declining mobile sales.

Revenue in the mobile division declined 25% between Q4 2015 and the same period last year, with LG calling the situation “challenging.” The G5 was mainly to blame, though there was some slowdown in the entire category for the Korean giant, which  [Read More…]

Google Pixel, three months later: Still going strong, still the best

Oh my, how time flies.

Somehow it has already been three months since we published our Google Pixel and Pixel XL review. Not only has time simply passed since we wrote that review, but I’ve also been actively using the Pixel as a primary phone since the review period. That gives a ton of extra perspective on a phone that’s at the top of people’s minds nowadays, regardless of whether they’re enthusiasts or just casual buyers.

Even  [Read More…]

Google Pixel sales are strong at Verizon as big advertising spend continues

U.S. Pixel buyers seem to be picking Verizon as their carrier of choice.

Much as everyone (myself included) has bemoaned the “exclusive” launch of the Pixel on Verizon, it seems to be a winning strategy in the U.S. for both Google and the carrier. Even though you can buy a Pixel through several different channels unlocked, including Google’s own store, research has revealed that the Pixel is selling extremely well at Verizon directly.

Numbers show  [Read More…]

Qualcomm posts strong Q4 results

Qualcomm saw a healthy 13.3% YoY increase in revenue to $ 6.2 billion on the back of strong demand in China and new license agreements in the country. Overall chip shipments rose by 4% to 211 million units.

From Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf:

Our fiscal fourth quarter EPS was above the high end of our expectations, reflecting new license agreements in China and strong chipset shipments. We are forecasting continued growth of global 3G/4G device shipments  [Read More…]