Category : Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Written Review

Pros Rugged design with good grip Flat, bezel-less display Good battery life Cons Possibly inconvenient fingerprint sensor placement Non-customizable physical Bixby button External speaker experiences distortion at louder levels October signals the final stretch of 2017, and with Google’s event…

Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Written Review / 4 View / October 26, 2017

Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I’m lost

Before Google Assistant took on the task of delivering contextual information on your phone, there was Now on Tap, an on-demand service that searched the web for whatever was on your screen. The two are fairly similar, except that Assistant has done away…

Comments Off on Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I’m lost / 2 View / October 17, 2017

Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it’s Google’s turn.

For as long as I can remember, Android flagships have largely been defined by their specs. Whereas Apple users know the newest iPhone is always the best iPhone, Android’s diversity means researching processors, RAM, etc, is a regular part of choosing a new phone. But…

Comments Off on Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it’s Google’s turn. / 4 View / October 16, 2017

How to root your Android phone

Android devices command a touch of freedom in comparison to Apple’s locked in jail cell but there’s still some locks on the gates to Android’s playground. This is where rooting comes in. Since the introduction of Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo,…

No Comments / 3 View / October 2, 2017

LG V30 VS GALAXY S8 VS GALAXY NOTE 8: IS THE V30 BETTER THAN SAMSUNG’S FLAGSHIPS?

We compare the feature-packed LG V30 smartphone with Samsung’s most premium handsets, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, to see which boasts the best design, media functionality, camera tech and beyond. At IFA 2017 LG launched its enticing V30 handset,…

No Comments / 12 View / September 19, 2017

Sony debuts mid-range Xperia XA1 Plus with large battery and impressive camera

Alongside the debut of Sony’s flagship XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, the company also shows off its new mid-range addition to the XA1 line, the Xperia XA1 Plus. Although the device is mid-range in performance, it doesn’t outwardly seem so considering its large 5.5-inch…

No Comments / 9 View / September 10, 2017

Will big bezels be a deal breaker by 2018?

The past few of years, to me, have felt a little stagnant when it comes to innovative smartphone designs. It mostly felt like it was the same slabs with the same colors and the same features. Occasionally something new would…

No Comments / 9 View / September 8, 2017

Should Moto devices bring back more exciting color options?

When Motorola first introduced the Moto X, then under Google’s wing, it was a huge disappointment. The device had been a victim of overhype that unfortunately didn’t live up to expectations. The phone was considered too expensive at $579.99 for…

No Comments / 8 View / August 26, 2017

Twitter hides daily user numbers to avoid Facebook comparisons

While Facebook is happy to wax lyrical about its user metrics, Twitter is keeping schtum on the number of its daily visitors — even after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten involved. Instead, Twitter wants everyone to focus on monthly…

No Comments / 11 View / August 25, 2017

Xiaomi is one of the world’s biggest phonemakers, again

Samsung shipped two percent more phones in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to Strategy Analytics. By shipping 79.5 million out of 360 million units worldwide, it remains the top smartphone-maker in the world —…

No Comments / 9 View / August 22, 2017