Smartphone buyer’s guide: November 2018 edition

Decisions, decisions, decisions. The holiday season is upon us and ’tis the season of joy and happiness. But it could also be one of the most stressful events each year because them presents won’t buy themselves, will they? That’s why we decided to pitch in and hopefully make some of those decisions easier for you. […]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 may be headed to Europe soon

Xiaomi unveiled the almost entirely bezel-less Mi Mix 3 in China in October, and now it looks like the sliding smartphone might be ready to finally become available in other markets – such as Europe. The Mi Mix 3 was certified by both the Bluetooth SIG and the EEC recently. What’s more, a Reddit user […]

Samsung will ship Bixby 3.0 with the foldable Galaxy F

During its Bixby Developer Day, Samsung shared some new information regarding the Smart Assistant. According to Samsung VP of R&D and Bixby development Eui-Suk Chung, Samsung is aiming to ship Bixby 3.0 with the foldable Galaxy F smartphone. That would tentatively pinpoint Bixby 3.0’s arrival at March. Sadly, Eui-Suk Chung hasn’t shared anything specific about […]

Top 10 trending phones of week 46

After a very turbulent period that saw nine different phones in the lead over nine consecutive weeks it’s finally time for some stability. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is the first phone to hold onto the number one position. In fact the whole podium is unchanged compared to last week with the Redmi Note 6 […]

Gazepad Pro hands-on review

So you made the plunge to a glass sandwich phone. Or, alternatively, design trends forced you to settle for one. Regardless, you might as well benefit from any forgone convenience and sturdiness and get a Qi compatible device. After all, the thought of one less cable crowding up your desk and life in general sounds […]

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite in for review

The Mi 8 lineup has gotten a little complicated – there are five major variations. The focus now is on the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, the latest addition. How it compares to the other members of the Mi 8 line is just one of many questions to be answered by our upcoming review. For starters, […]

Xiaomi Mi A2 gets stable Android 9.0 Pie update

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has started receiving the Android 9.0 Pie update. This is the stable release and it brings with it the new gesture navigation, Adaptive battery and brightness and other improvements. Also, the November 5 security patch is included. It seems that the update is rolling out in India first (that’s where the […]

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium receiving Android 9.0 Pie

A month has passed since we saw the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium on Geekbench running Android 9.0 Pie and now the update is finally rolling out. Screenshots from the System update menu The build number of the new software is 52.0.A.3.84 and interestingly enough, it’s just 210MB big. Like the other Xperia phones that got […]

Samsung’s foldable Galaxy F rendered in 3D

Samsung announced the Infinity Flex Display last week, but not the actual phone that will use it – the best we got was a schematic look at its design. LetsGoDitigal has put together some 3D renders based on patent drawings from Samsung rather than CAD design. In its folded form the phone, tentatively called Galaxy […]

YouTube VR arrives to Oculus Go

YouTube VR was a long time coming standalone app for Facebook’s Oculus Go budget VR headset. If you are an Oculus Go owner, you can finally enjoy the rich VR-ready YouTube library, which happens to be the biggest one in the world. And, surprisingly or not, the media content on the Oculus Go platform is […]

Honor 8X review

The Honor 8X is yet another attractive offer from Huawei’s subsidiary aiming to bring mid-range experience on the budget. But it sure is not the only Honor doing that and you’d be forgiven if the oversaturated market confuses you. Powered by WPeMatico

Realme starts pushing ColorOS 5.2 to its devices

Realme is going strong with announcements in 2018. Four phones have already mcome and we won’t be surprised to see а fifth device by the end of 2018. With the growing number of sales, the amount of people asking for monthly updates is also rising and the Oppo subbrand is starting to deliver. The company […]

Google Pixel 3 XL review

The Pixel 3 XL is Google’s latest flagship smartphone. It promises to bring everything we have come to expect with the Pixel brand, including a clean build of Android, fast performance, quality camera and some cool software tricks that only Google can come up with. Powered by WPeMatico

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 review

Intro Xiaomi celebrated its 8th birthday with the introduction of the Mi 8 flagship, MIUI 10, and the Mi Band 3 wearable. As smartphone aficionados we were glad to see a new phone with Snapdragon 845 and whatnot, but the band also kept us buzzing for few days after. Apparently the gadget was a hit […]

Top 10 trending phones of week 45

“Techtober” is over and finally see a week of relative calmness in our weekly chart of top 10 trending phones. There is some movement, of course, as the Galaxy A7 (2018) takes the first spot after ending up second best last week. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in second up from 5th last […]

Counterclockwise: the wireless charging format wars

Last week we talked about obsolete cable connectors and at the end suggested that cables may go extinct altogether because of wireless data transfer and charging. This week we wanted to look into the history of the latter – wireless charging. Sometimes called inductive charging (as induction is what makes it work), this is hardly […]

Samsung’s Galaxy M-series storage variants leak

After learning that the upcoming Galaxy A and M-series will most likely use LCD panels instead of AMOLEDs, now we got some more intel on a couple of Ms. This one’s about storage options, though. The report reads two Galaxy M smartphones with model numbers SM-M205F and SM-M305F, supposedly the Galaxy M20 and M30. The […]

Our Google Pixel 3 video review is up

While everyone is focusing on the big Pixel 3 XL, we got plenty of time to spend with the little one that offers a big improvement over its predecessor, at least from a design standpoint. We might even say the upgrade is more noticeable than the Pixel 2 XL – Pixel 3 XL. However, there […]

Deal: SanDisk Extreme Plus 128GB for $29.99

If you are an owner of a smartphone with expandable storage and you are on the market for microSD cards, this deal could be just for you. Best Buy offers a SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD card for just $29.99, down from $269.99, although SanDisk’s official website lists the card for $79.99 (It might have been […]

Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A review

This year, Xiaomi has released the new Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A models, updates for last year’s Redmi 5 and 5A. Launched at the same great prices as last year, the new models feature an updated design, larger displays, newer 12nm chipsets, and a few other bells and whistles. Powered by WPeMatico

Rome: Total War game arriving on Android in December

Activision released Rome: Total War for PC in 2004 and the strategy has been capturing our hearts since then. Feral Interactive managed to port the game for iPad in 2016, while an iPhone version appeared this summer. Now it’s time for Android to get it and the developers promised a December arrival. David Stephen, Managing […]

Honor View 10 will be just $349 for Black Friday

Black Friday is this month, and every company under the sun is getting ready for it. Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is no exception, and what it’s planned for the US market is rather impressive. Long story short: between November 23 and November 26 you’ll be able to buy an unlocked Honor View 10 from the company’s […]

Here’s what’s wrong with the Pocophone F1

Few smartphones have managed to surprise the mobile world in the past few years as much as Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1. Basically the last time a handset promised such high-end specs for such a low price was when the OnePlus One made its debut. In the meantime OnePlus phones have become ever more expensive, which created […]

Notches are coming to Samsung phones

It’s a terrible day for notch haters. Samsung, one of the last holdouts in this regard, is ready to give up and join every other smartphone maker in Notchland. At its developer conference today, the company teased three different notch designs that it plans to use for its devices in the near future. From the […]

Our Huawei Mate 20 video review is up

The Mate 20 Pro may be getting most of the attention nowadays, but let’s not forget that Huawei announced the Mate 20 on the same occasion too. The ‘lesser’ flagship can definitely stand on its own, and if you don’t want to spend as much as the Pro requires, it might just be the phone […]

Verizon restructures its prepaid plans

Today, Verizon has announced some changes that its making to its prepaid tier of plans. Following the new plans on Metro by T-Mobile, Verizon is feeling the pressure to make its plans more competitive by cutting the cost and adding more value-added features to the prepaid service. For starters, Verizon’s unlimited prepaid plan is now […]

Oppo RX17 Pro hands-on review

Europe isn’t a terra nova for Oppo, but it has never been an important market either. Or at least it wasn’t until earlier this year Oppo broke ground in Paris with the Find X. And now, hot on the OnePlus 6T heels, the maker is launching its next major phone intended for the EU – […]

Huawei Mate 20 Pro torn town by iFixIt

The latest device to be torn down by iFixit is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Starting off, the back glass is heated to soften the adhesive holding the phone inside. One of the first things noticed is because there’s no fingerprint scanner, there isn’t a flex cable tethered to the glass as there usually is […]

Our Huawei Mate 20 Pro video review is up

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the latest to come from Huawei and its shaping up to be the best phone of the year thus far. While that is a bold statement to make, the Mate 20 Pro checks all the right boxes: a large 6.39-inch dual-curved AMOLED screen with QHD resolution, in-display fingerprint scanner, […]