Tag Archive: Won’t


The LG V30 has an amazing camera, but it won’t make you a great photographer

7,000 miles from home is no place to realize that you’re a bad photographer with no real knowledge of photography.

Five years ago, I was flown to Seoul to cover the launch of a brand new smartphone line. Business class, on Korean Air. In my gear bag was a brand new, full-frame DSLR. It cost well over $ 1,000 and was a pretty big step up from the prosumer model I’d been using pretty well until then.

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Galaxy Note 8 teardown shows off familiar innards, a battery that (hopefully) won’t explode

iFixit’s Note 8 teardown gives us a detailed look at the phone’s innards.

The Galaxy Note 8 will go on sale starting September 15, and a few customers are already starting to receive their units. The folks at iFixit have managed to get their hands on a unit, priceeding to tear it down to give us a look at the innards.

With Samsung switching to extra-tall Infinity Display, there’s more room to house the internal components.  [Read More…]

You won’t be able to repair the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone proves nearly impossible to repair, earning a 1/10 score from iFixit.

Part of the reason the Essential Phone stands out from the crowd is its unique materials. There isn’t any other device on the market using a titanium frame or ceramic back, due to how difficult these materials are to source. Besides just being sturdy and adding to shipping delays, the unique materials also mean the phone will never be user-servicable.

iFixit did its  [Read More…]

The Note 8 and the LG V30 won’t have Oreo at launch but does it really matter?

It depends on just who you ask.

So we’re going to be able to buy the Note 8 or the LG V30 (or both) soon. They have more in common than being the “luxury” model from the companies who make them: they are both launching with Android Nougat instead of Oreo. How much does this really matter, and to whom?

These two phones are important to the companies selling them, the people who will be buying them,  [Read More…]

Verizon intros new 3 new unlimited data plans, but they won’t bring you any joy

Taking the industry by surprise, Verizon announced an unlimited data plan back in February. But this week the carrier announced it will be splitting the original plan into three different new options: Go Unlimited ($ 75 for the first line), Beyond Unlimited ($ 85 for the first line) and Business Unlimited (prices vary). Big Red says that […]

Lenovo’s Tango-ready PHAB 2 Pro won’t be picking up the Nougat update

Lenovo is abandoning the PHAB series.

Lenovo partnered with Google to roll out the first consumer-ready Tango phone, the PHAB 2 Pro, late last year for $ 500. The phone launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it looks like that’s where it’ll stay, as Lenovo’s update tracker page mentions that the phone won’t be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

It’s not just the PHAB 2 Pro that is being left behind either. The rest of  [Read More…]

At just $18 you won’t be afraid to try some tricks with this mini drone

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a mini drone!

Update: This popular deal is back again with a new coupon code. Be sure to use code AUKEYUA2 at checkout for the savings!

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s mini-drone for just $ 17.99 at Amazon with coupon code AUKEYUA2, a savings of just under $ 10. You can control this drone with your smartphone, allowing you to fly it  [Read More…]

You won’t want to miss your chance to grab an Honor 8 for just $259

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time scoring you a sweet deal on the excellent Honor 8 smartphone!

Odds are that you’ve heard of the Honor 8 by now, and if you’re in the market for one you won’t want to miss this deal. Right now you can pick up an unlocked 32GB version of the popular smartphone for just $ 259, which is a savings of around $ 140 from its normal price. With its 5.2-inch  [Read More…]

Android team explains how Project Treble will (and won’t) improve Android

Googlers confirm most of what we knew (and had guessed) about Project Treble.

Members of the Android engineering team at Google are participating in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) today. Find a list of the team members participating here.

One of the questions was about Project Treble and was wondering if thinking it could fix Android fragmentation was too optimistic. The response from the Android team explains most of what we need to know about Treble, and affirms  [Read More…]

What big carriers won’t tell you about prepaid alternative carriers

Being informed is great for us, but big carriers would rather keep you in the dark when shopping for phone service.

There are plenty of reasons to use an MVNO instead of one of the four major network providers here in the U.S. We have talked about many of them and most center on the service to cost ratio and how an MVNO can usually be a better value for most people. We think that value is  [Read More…]