Smartphones

While we normally don’t cover China-only smartphone releases, Xiaomi is a fairly major player as far as volume as they were one of the first companies in the industry to ship high-end hardware for mid-range prices. We also tend to see that these devices eventually filter out to a more global launch, which The Xiaomi Redmi line has been a solid success pretty much anywhere it shipped, and today Xiaomi launched an update to their Redmi Note line, the Redmi Note 4. At a high level the Redmi Note 4 is shipping with fairly aggressive specs for the price, which starts at 135 USD for the model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and 180 USD for the model with 3GB of...

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

Meizu Launches the m3 note

With every year, we tend to see quite a few launches happen in the first two quarters as the cycles in supply chains align for mass production to start...

42 by Matt Humrick on 4/8/2016

Huawei Launches The P9 and P9 Plus

Today in London, Huawei has launched the latest devices in its P-series line. The P9 and P9 Plus take cues from the previous P8 but also some hardware moves...

34 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 4/6/2016

More Than Throughput: Next Generation Wi-Fi Testing with Ixia's WaveDevice

It’s been quite some time since I first started writing for AnandTech, and without question there’s been a lot of changes that have happened to our testing methodologies in...

44 by Joshua Ho on 3/25/2016

Hands On With the Apple iPhone SE

It’s probably not a secret at this point that a number of people were disappointed when Apple seemed to move away from the 4” form factor with the iPhone...

84 by Joshua Ho on 3/21/2016

Apple Releases iOS 9.3

Along with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro, today's Apple event came with an official release of iOS 9.3. iOS 9.3 has been in beta for quite some...

10 by Brandon Chester on 3/21/2016

Apple Announces The iPhone SE

Today's Apple launch event came with three major announcements. The first was the public release date of iOS 9.3, the second was the 9.7" iPad Pro, and the third...

43 by Brandon Chester on 3/21/2016

Apple "Let Us Loop You In" 2016 Event Liveblog

Today we're at Apple's 2016 "Let Us Loop You In" event, where we're expecting a stack of mobile-related announcements.

34 by Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 3/21/2016

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Mobile To Windows Phone 8.1 Devices

The journey of Windows 10 Mobile from announcement to release has certainly been a strange one. The OS itself was announced roughly one year ago, and around that time...

47 by Brandon Chester on 3/17/2016

Kishonti Announces GFXBench 5 Aztec Ruins At GDC

Today the 2016 Game Developers Conference kicked off, and Kishonti hasn't wasted any time in announcing the latest version of their GFXBench benchmark. While GFXBench 4 is still relatively...

5 by Brandon Chester on 3/14/2016

Hands-On With the Android N Developer Beta: Multi-Window & More

Yesterday Google surprised a number of people by launching the developer beta of the next release of Android, which is codenamed Android N. Normally the beta version of Android...

124 by Brandon Chester on 3/10/2016

The Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Review, Part 1

For some time now, Samsung has been the dominant player in the Android space, especially at the high end of the market. From the Galaxy S2 onwards, Samsung has...

202 by Joshua Ho on 3/8/2016

The Huawei Honor 5X Review: Mid-Range Meets Maturity

Late last year Huawei introduced the Honor 5X, a phone branded and sold under their Honor sub brand for their home Chinese market. A few months later, the company...

30 by Brandon Chester on 2/29/2016

Microsoft Ends Effort To Bring Android Apps To Windows 10 Mobile

At the 2015 BUILD developer Conference Microsoft demoed four application bridges that they hoped would improve the number of applications available for Windows 10 Mobile, which would benefit the...

45 by Brandon Chester on 2/25/2016

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