Smartphones

In my experience OxygenOS has provided a fairly stable and fast experience on the OnePlus 3, which is something I wasn't really able to say about OxygenOS on the OnePlus 2. Every operating system has bugs though, and OnePlus recently announced that OxygenOS 3.2.2 would begin rolling out to the OnePlus 3 as an OTA update. OxygenOS 3.2.2 is mostly a bug fixing update, and I've listed the change log from OnePlus below: Improved notification management in doze. Addressed alert slider/silent mode issue. Disabled fingerprint sensor while in pocket. Added NFC toggle in quick settings. Improved noise cancellation in video recording. Updated 4K video recording codec. Added latest security patches and various optimizations. I've encountered issues with the alert slider not disabling vibration when setting to silent mode, so I'm happy that...

Motorola Announces The Moto Z And Moto Z Force

Today at Lenovo’s Tech World event, Lenovo and Motorola announced a plethora of new products, including two new smartphones, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, which replace the...

84 by Matt Humrick on 6/9/2016

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S7 Active

Today Samsung is following up the launch of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones with the introduction of the Galaxy S7 active, a ruggedized version of the...

46 by Matt Humrick on 6/6/2016

The Sony Xperia X Preview

For some time now, Sony has been mostly absent from the US market. While we’ve seen devices here and there, there have been issues with keeping launches aligned, and...

45 by Joshua Ho on 5/31/2016

ASUS Announces the ZenFone 3 Series, with 6 GB Deluxe Model and 6.8-inch Ultra Model

Today at Computex, as part of their annual Zen press conference, ASUS lifted the lid on the Zenfone 3 series. In previous Zenfone generations, the Zenfone has been one...

35 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Zenvolution Press Conference Live Blog

Another hour, another Computex Press Event! Billy and I are here, and we're expecting a lot of new Zen devices.

27 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

Samsung Announces The Galaxy C5 and C7 For China

Today Samsung announced two new smartphones that are coming to the Chinese market. They're called the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, and they kick off a new line of...

12 by Brandon Chester on 5/26/2016

The LG G5 Review

Rejecting plastic in favor of more-expensive materials is the current trend among flagship phones, so it’s hardly surprising to see LG wrap the G5 in an aluminum shell. Gaining...

90 by Matt Humrick on 5/26/2016

Microsoft Streamlines Its Smartphone Business Again, Lays Off 1850 People

Microsoft on Wednesday announced another reorganization of its smartphone business with plans to streamline operations and eliminate redundant personnel. The company will lay off 1850 of its employees in...

78 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

Nokia Is Set to Return to Smartphones and Tablets: What to Expect?

For several months now, the management of Nokia has been talking about the possible return of the brand to the smartphone market, but emphasized multiple times that the corporation...

37 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

The iPhone SE Review

Last month Apple announced a new iPad and a new iPhone. While the iPhone was new, it was also familiar in many ways because it was direct successor to...

135 by Brandon Chester on 5/16/2016

Logitech Launches The Logi ZeroTouch Car Mount For Android Smartphones

Today Logitech announced the Logi ZeroTouch, a new in-car mount for Android smartphones. The Logi ZeroTouch is another step in Logitech's push to diversify their product offerings and expand...

16 by Brandon Chester on 5/11/2016

Two Months With: The Huawei Mate S in Rose Gold, with Force Touch

Last time I wrote about smartphones beyond the odd news post and live blogs at events, I had purchased a $160 smartphone for my own use that ran four...

28 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2016

Xiaomi Launches the Mi Max: $230-$310, 6.4-inch, 4850 mAh, 7.5mm, Dual SIM

After posting several teasers on the official twitter feed, Xiaomi has now announced a large battery, large screen ‘smartphone’ that blurs the line between 7-inch tablets and 6-inch smartphone...

11 by Ian Cutress on 5/10/2016

Intel's Changing Future: Smartphone SoCs Broxton & SoFIA Officially Cancelled

The past two weeks have been a busy – if not tumultuous – period for Intel. After announcing a new company strategy focusing on high growth markets, and company-wide...

156 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 4/29/2016

Apple Announces Q2 Fiscal Year 2016 Results: iPhone Sales Slowed But Services Gain

This afternoon, Apple released their Q2 earnings for fiscal year 2016, which ended on March 26. The company saw revenues decline for the first time since Q1 2003, according...

41 by Brett Howse on 4/26/2016

LeEco Announces New Le 2, Le 2 Pro, and LeMax 2

Today in Beijing we had the opportunity to attend LeEco's presentation event announcing their new flagship smartphone devices. LeEco has been a company we haven't had the chance to...

37 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/20/2016

HTC 10: A Quick Look At Battery Life & Storage Performance

While I’m still working on the full review for the HTC 10, there’s obviously a lot of questions flying around for at least a few of the claims that...

49 by Joshua Ho on 4/14/2016

Meizu Announces New PRO 6

Today Meizu launches the new PRO 6. The company had launched the PRO 5 only last September so this is a significant change in the release-schedule of the PRO...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/13/2016

Hands On With The HTC 10: A Fresh Start

At this point it’s probably not a secret that HTC has been struggling for the past few years. While the One M8 was a solid upgrade to the One...

130 by Joshua Ho on 4/12/2016

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