Smartphones

Samsung held a press conference today detailing the results of its investigation into the battery fires that plagued its Galaxy Note7. Reports of phones catching fire appeared soon after it went on sale August 19, 2016. After an initial investigation identified faulty batteries from one of its suppliers as the root cause, later identified by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as Samsung SDI, Samsung announced a global exchange program on September 2, where phones containing the faulty battery would be replaced by ones using a battery from a second supplier; however, after this new batch of phones continued to catch fire, it became clear that the Note7’s battery problem was more complicated. Without a solution in hand, the company was forced to cease...

Meizu MX6 Launched: 10-core Helio X20, 5.5-inch Full HD, ¥1999

The launch cadence for Meizu smartphones has been rather speedy as of late. Already this year we’ve seen the introduction of the m3, the m3 Note, the Pro 6...

15 by Ian Cutress on 7/19/2016

The Meizu M3 Note vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Comparing Notes

In this article, we’ll be examining the Meizu M3 note and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The similarities between these two phones extend beyond their “note” branding; they also...

78 by Matt Humrick on 7/12/2016

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 821: 2.4 GHz Kryo

If you’ve been paying attention to the right places in the past few months it was probably obvious this was coming, but Qualcomm is announcing a higher tier to...

78 by Joshua Ho on 7/11/2016

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Review: Part 2

With part one of our Galaxy S7 review, it was clear that the Galaxy S7 was at least a mild improvement to the Galaxy S6 in some ways, but...

263 by Joshua Ho on 7/5/2016

Revisiting The OnePlus 3: sRGB, Memory Management, & More

Last week I published my review of the OnePlus 3. I reviewed the OnePlus 2 for AnandTech, and given that the OnePlus 2 had many problems it seemed appropriate...

80 by Brandon Chester on 6/30/2016

The Meizu PRO 5 Review

The dominance of the smartphone market by Apple and Samsung is being challenged by several Chinese brands that are delivering surprisingly well-featured phones for a fraction of the price...

80 by Matt Humrick on 6/24/2016

Samsung Extends Its Gear VR Ecosystem: Gear 360 Arrives In US

The Samsung Gear 360 camera, capable of capturing 360° images and video, will be available for purchase in limited quantities during VidCon, a convention for the online video industry...

11 by Matt Humrick on 6/22/2016

The OnePlus 3 Review

In 2014 OnePlus was a company that was basically unheard of. Despite that, there was great anticipation in the Android enthusiast community about a new smartphone coming from this...

175 by Brandon Chester on 6/20/2016

Asus Announces Zenfone Pegasus 3

As a part of the Zenfone 3 family, Asus has released an entry-level model which vaguely resembles the Zenfone 3 but really has very little to do with the...

19 by Joshua Ho on 6/15/2016

OnePlus Launches The OnePlus 3

Today OnePlus announced their newest flagship phone, the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3 replaces the OnePlus 2, while the OnePlus X stays around as the less expensive OnePlus device...

76 by Brandon Chester on 6/14/2016

Apple Announces iOS 10: Continued Refinement

As we get to iOS 10, there are a number of new features that Apple has added to iOS. While not a total redesign on the order of iOS...

14 by Joshua Ho on 6/13/2016

Huawei Announces The Honor 5A

Today Huawei announced a new member to the Honor 5 series, the Honor 5A, which brings a number of upgrades to the Honor 4A it replaces. The 5A comes...

14 by Matt Humrick on 6/13/2016

Sirin Labs Solarin Launched: World’s First Commercial Smartphone with WiGig

Sirin Labs, a developer of smartphones from Switzerland, last week announced its Solarin smartphone which promises to combine a luxurious design with high performance components, advanced security and support...

17 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2016

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...

36 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.

25 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

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