Tag Archive: Well


Motorola P30 leaks, and … well, it’s another iPhone X running Android

They aren’t even trying to hide it.

Remember the Motorola One Power that leaked a few months back with an iPhone X-like notch and a vertical dual camera array? It turns out that phone might be going by a different name, the Motorola P30.

According to leaked press renders from AndroidPure, the Motorola P30 looks almost indistinguishable from the iPhone X in most angles. It has a metal and glass design with rounded corners and a wide  [Read More…]

How does Samsung’s S Pen work so damn well?

The S Pen is part of the Galaxy Note and integrated through both hardware and software.

The Galaxy Note isn’t just a big phone. It’s Samsung’s cream of the crop and always ships with the best hardware and software Samsung has to offer, and the Galaxy Note 9 looks to be no exception. The Note is the Galaxy phone for people who want it all, or as close to “it all” as they can get. Part of  [Read More…]

The Pixel 2 XL’s still got it, which bodes well for the Pixel 3

If you can avoid paying full price, the Pixel 2 XL is still worth it.

We’re sometimes guilty of being a little fickle when it comes to older phones. As new toys arrive, and release cycles grind on, phones from years past are left to collect dust.

The Google Pixel 2 XL is an exception. It has unquestionably aged better than just about any Google phone before it, be it a Nexus or a Pixel. For a  [Read More…]

Google’s Reply app is here and works surprisingly well

Earlier this month, Google’s Area 120 experimental division announced its latest creation – an Android app called “Reply.” Reply essentially brings Allo’s Smart Reply feature to all of your communication apps, and it’s now available for anyone to download.

Reply is still in beta, and if you want to download it, you’ll need to sideload the APK file as it isn’t available on the Play Store. Assuming you’re comfortable doing this and have a phone running Android 7.0  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 review, 10 months later: The go-to flagship holds up well

10 months of use have treated the GS8 well … mostly.

It’s been 10 months since we published our full review of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. In that time, several other great phones have launched into the world, and we’ve compared the Galaxy S8 to all of them. As I write this, we’re less than two weeks away from the Galaxy S9 being unveiled — and yet, the Galaxy S8 is still in the conversation. Samsung’s  [Read More…]

Dual cameras are the future, and the Huawei Mate 9 does it really well

The Huawei Mate 9 may have two cameras, but its implementation is arguably the best of the bunch.

Dual camera setups on smartphones are growing in popularity, not only with device makers, but with users as well. Each manufacturer tries to set itself apart from one another. The likes of Apple, OnePlus, Motorola, Huawei, and more recently, Samsung, have all released devices with two camera modules.

Apple’s Portrait Mode uses both lenses to add depth to a  [Read More…]

Nokia confirms when we’ll see it’s next phone

One of the most satisfying stories over the last year, for me at least, has been the rise of Nokia. Nokia has gone from mobile juggernaut to purchased and then sold again by Microsoft, to a property of Foxconn and HMD Global. Now, under that partnership, Nokia is releasing phones again like the 3, 5, and 6 […]

Hero Legends: A game that does it all, and does it all WELL (Review)

From the outside, Hero Legends looks like another overhyped mobile game from Japan. Giant monsters, weird Anime style characters, and lots and lots of explosions and magic. It also gives an appearance of trying to be the best of many different styles of games. I’m usually the first to say that less is more but […]

Nokia’s Android phones are coming to India in June, as well as the all-new 3310

Nokia’s Android phones will be locally manufactured in India.

Nokia unveiled its first Android phones for the global market at Mobile World Congress, and there’s a lot to be excited about. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are all aimed at the budget segment, but they bring Nokia’s storied design as well as decent specs for the asking price.

India has always been a huge market for Nokia, and HMD Global’s VP for the Indian  [Read More…]

How awesome is 5G? We’ll find out in 2019!

5G is going to be a really big deal, eventually.

It’s a lot of fun to get excited about what comes next, sometimes. When we think about a phone launching, the wait is usually days or weeks. When we think about an entirely new technology for wireless communication, the wait is considerably longer.

Qualcomm demonstrated that with its new X50 5G modem family, built to handle anything and everything on 5G networks as soon as they exist in 2019.

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