Smartphones

We’re now past summer and nearing the cloudy months of fall. Usually at this point in time we’re seeing a ton of news about Apple’s latest iPhones, however this year that’s all been postponed. What hasn’t been postponed are fresh rounds of price drops for many of the most sought after flagships on the market, with now many of the popular devices seeing considerable reductions from their launch MSRPs. 2020 has been about 5G devices as well as high-refresh rate displays, combined with the adoption of many-camera modules as well as bigger sensors. Pretty much every vendor has followed this formula to date, with many vendors such as Samsung or OnePlus executing the best this year. In the mid-range, things have been quite shaken up by the...

Sony Announces Xperia 5 II: 120Hz Full-Fledged Small Phone

Today Sony is following up on one of its newer form-factors that the company had introduced last year with the Xperia 5. The new Xperia 5 II (read as...

129 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/17/2020

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Z Fold2 at $1999

Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold2 had been originally announced several weeks ago alongside the Note20 series, however the company had been delaying the official launch of the phone until...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/1/2020

The ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro Review: The Triple Flip-Camera

ASUS last week released the brand new ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro series, and today’s we’re ready to publish our testing of the company’s newest “mainsteam” flagship device. This...

31 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/1/2020

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 732G: 730G Gets a Speed Bump

Today Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Snapdragon 730G platform, introducing the higher-binned Snapdragon 732G. The new chip gives the platform a slight boost in terms of clock...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/31/2020

The ASUS ROG Phone III Review: A 144Hz 6000mAh Beast With Caveats

ASUS’s ROG Phones over the last few years have been devices of interesting differentiation, with the company delivering experiences that stood out from the crowd in one way or...

72 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/28/2020

ASUS Announces ZenFone 7 Series: The Triple-Flip Camera - Hands-On

Today ASUS is announcing its follow-up to its innovative flip-camera design that was first introduced last year with the ZenFone 6. This year’s ZenFone 7 series, consisting of the...

83 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/26/2020

Samsung Display Announces First VRR Mobile Display - Inside Note20 Ultra

By now we’ve become quite familiar with high refresh-rate displays in the mobile space, as the first pioneering 90Hz devices last year have now evolved into even faster refreshing...

31 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/11/2020

US Appeals Court Reverses Antitrust Ruling in FTC vs Qualcomm

It’s been over three years since the United States FTC had charged Qualcomm with antitrust violations over cellular modem patents and business practices. That suit ultimately received a ruling...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/11/2020

OPPO's Reno3 5G vs Reno3 Pro vs Reno3 Pro 5G: Why Don't We See More MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Phones?

Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 powered phones, the OPPO Reno3 5G. The Reno3 series has been quite the oddball device line-up...

45 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/10/2020

Samsung Announces Galaxy Z Fold 2: Second-Generation Foldable

Alongside the new Note20 series smartphones, Samsung is today pre-announcing the brand-new Galaxy Z Fold 2, the successor to last year’s quite controversial Galaxy Fold smartphone, a device which...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/5/2020

Samsung Announces Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra: Better S-Pen, New Finishes

Today Samsung is announcing the much-awaited new Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra via its Unpacked August 2020 live stream event. Much like in 2019, Samsung is continuing to...

78 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/5/2020

Google Teases Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 Later This Year

Alongside the launch of the Pixel 4a today, Google has made a mention that it’ll be launching the Pixel 4a (5G) later this year at a price point of...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/3/2020

Google Announces Pixel 4a - A $349 Value

Today Google is announcing its 2020 successor to its budget/mid-range line of phones in the form of the new Pixel 4a. Awaited since several months now, but seemingly delayed...

153 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/3/2020

Qualcomm Announces Quick Charge 5 with SMB1396/SMB1398: PD-PPS Up to 100W

Today Qualcomm is announcing a new commercial fast charging solution in the form of Quick Charge 5, taking advantage of the latest technology developments in charging circuits and leveraging...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/27/2020

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Review - A Solid Overall Value

Amongst the many flagship devices released in this first half of the year, one often overlooked device was Xiaomi’s Mi 10 series. The company’s leading Snapdragon 865 phones were...

45 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/23/2020

ASUS Announces ROG Phone III - 144Hz S865+ Monster

Today ASUS is announcing its newest flagship gaming-oriented phone, the ROG Phone III. A direct successor to the quite well received ROG Phone II from last year, the company...

65 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/22/2020

OnePlus Announces Nord - Snapdragon 765 at 399€

Today OnePlus is announcing its latest smartphone, the new OnePlus Nord. The Nord is a special device for the company as it’s the first time since its inception that...

62 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/21/2020

The LG V60 and VELVET Review: A Classic & A Design Restart

It’s been a few months since LG has released the LG V60, and since then the company has also finally managed to launch the new Velvet phone to western...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/15/2020

Samsung Lets Note20+/Ultra Design Slip

We still haven’t had any official announcements from Samsung regarding the Note20 series as of yet, expecting the company to only reveal the new phone series sometime in early...

54 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/1/2020

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