Smartphones

After the usual summer respite, our Q3 2016 Best Android Smartphones guide arrives in the middle of the fall frenzy, which has already produced a number of new phones, including the Samsung Galaxy Note7, Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Honor 8, the new modular Moto Z family from Motorola, and even a new brand from Huawei—Nova—to name just a few. There’s still several high-profile products still to come too, such as the LG V20, two new Nexus phones, and a new Mate phablet from Huawei. Several of the Chinese OEMs are also releasing some interesting phones at reasonable prices that will interest our international readers. Keeping in mind that our guide only includes phones that we’ve reviewed, and that we do not have the...

Apple Announces iPhone 5S

Apple just announced the iPhone 5S. The chassis remains similar to the iPhone 5, although it's now available in three finishes: silver, gold and space grey. The latter replaces the...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

iWork, iPhoto & iMovie for iOS Free with Any New iOS device

Apple just announced that any new iPhone, iPad or 5th gen iPod Touch will come with free copies of iWork, iPhoto & iMovie. Check out our full coverage of Apple's...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple iOS 7: Available September 18th for Free

Apple just announced that iOS 7 will be available starting September 18th. Check out our full coverage of Apple's Town Hall event in our live blog.

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple Announces iPhone 5C

Apple just announced the iPhone 5C. 4-inch Retina Display, A6 SoC, single piece polycarbonate back, 8MP iSight camera and new front facing FaceTime HD camera with 1.9µm pixels. Internally...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple's Town Hall iPhone Event Live Blog

Brian and I are at Apple's Campus today for the unveil of the next-generation iPhone. Check back here for the live blog that should start at 10AM PT.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Sony Announces PS Vita PCH-2000, PS Vita TV

Kicking off today is what’s sure to be a busy week. Both Apple and Intel have events scheduled over the next few days, with an Apple product announcement and...

13 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

LG G2 and MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 - Mini Review

The LG G2 is the spiritual successor to the Optimus G, a device that we looked at last year and eventually went on to become the Nexus 4. LG...

120 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2013

Potential Nexus 5 FCC Approval Reappears - LG-D820 (Update: Snapdragon 800, Android 4.4)

The past few days have been interesting in the way of Nexus 5 (or Nexus 4 2013) rumors. After a few grumblings that seemed to confirm that LG would...

75 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2013

Xiaomi Announces the MI3 - Tegra 4 and MSM8974AB inside

Xiaomi has been making some interesting news lately, first with the abrupt transition of Hugo Barra from Google to Xiaomi, now with the announcement of their latest high end...

28 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2013

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3: Snapdragon 800 in a Slimmer Galaxy Note

Samsung was among the first to discover the demand for very large smartphones and quickly addressed that market with its Galaxy Note lineup. The smartphone Notes combine a large...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces Fonepad Note 6E and Fonepad 7E

If you’re keeping track, I’m almost half-way through the ASUS IFA announcements from this morning. Up next we have two new Fonepad devices, the Fonepad Note 6E and the...

13 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Qualcomm Announces its Smartwatch Platform - Qualcomm Toq (Update: Now With Specs)

We’re at Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 conference where Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs has announced Qualcomm Toq, a smartwatch with a Mirasol color screen that can still be viewed outdoors in...

21 by Brian Klug on 9/4/2013

Sony Announces Attachable Smartphone Camera - Cyber-Shot QX100 and QX10

The connected camera space is going through an interesting period, we’ve seen a few device makers take steps towards building cameras that run Android (Nikon’s S800C, Galaxy Camera, Galaxy...

12 by Brian Klug on 9/4/2013

HTC Announces Desire 300, 601, Blue HTC One, and BoomBass Accessory

Just ahead of IFA in Berlin, HTC is dropping news of two new phones and a speaker accessory. The two new phones are the Desire 601 and 301, which...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/3/2013

Moto X Review

It has been a long time since I’ve seen a smartphone so fervently rumored, discussed, hyped, and finally announced like the Moto X has been. The level of buzz...

105 by Brian Klug on 8/26/2013

Intel Talks about Multimode LTE Modems - XMM7160 and Beyond

Since acquiring Infineon's wireless division and forming the Mobile Communications Group, Intel has been relatively quiet about its modem portfolio and roadmap. Pre-acquisition parts from Infineon have continued to...

39 by Brian Klug on 8/20/2013

A Tour of Moto Maker: Customization Meets the Moto X

A key part of the Moto X's story is one of hardware customization. At launch, those users buying Moto Xes on AT&T will be given the option of selecting...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 8/16/2013

Ask the Experts: Intel's Aicha Evans Talks Wireless and Answers Your Questions

We've followed Intel's CPU team's march towards mobile for years now, but we've seen very little from the wireless group. That's all beginning to change. Earlier this year at...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2013

Nokia Lumia 521: Quality Smartphone on an Extreme Budget

The Nokia Lumia 521 is very interesting. It’s the T-Mobile US version of the Lumia 520, and ships with AWS HSPA+ for just $129 sans contract or subsidy. It’s...

117 by Vivek Gowri on 8/8/2013

Understanding Panel Self Refresh

Earlier today Brian spent some time with the G2, LG's 5.2-inch flagship smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SoC. I'd recommend reading his excellent piece in order...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/7/2013

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