Smartphones

We first saw Samsung’s new 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ at its Unpacked event a few weeks ago. During the event, we saw demos of its new virtual assistant, Bixby, and its DeX docking station, which allows the Galaxy S8 to provide a desktop-like experience by connecting to an external monitor and peripherals, but we didn’t have much time with the phones to do much more than take some pictures and try a couple of the new features. After receiving a Galaxy S8 earlier this week, we wanted to give you some feedback about its design and biometric features, as well as, an initial performance and battery life assessment before we dive into our usual in-depth testing. My biggest complaint about the design...

CAT Announces S60 Rugged Smartphone with integrated FLIR Thermal Camera

CAT, that company that is usually associated with heavy machinery, actually makes/sells smartphones too. It has announced a new flagship smartphone, which combines the ruggedness you might expect from...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/22/2016

MWC 2016: Gionee Press Conference S8 Launch Live Blog

I'm sat here at the Gionee press event! All the signs say S8 launch, so I guess it's an S8 launch?

15 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2016

MWC 2016: Sony Press Conference Live Blog

We're here at Sony's booth for their annual MWC press conference. There are plenty of press here, and not a lot of space, but we're looking forward to the announcements!

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2016

Early Exynos 8890 Impressions And Full Specifications

It's been an interesting day here in Barcelona as I've had the pleasure to get a hands-on with both LG's new flagship, the G5, as well as Samsung's new...

94 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

Lenovo Announces The VIBE K5 and K5 Plus

Along with their tablet and PC announcements today at MWC, Lenovo also announced two new smartphones under their VIBE branding. The new phones are the Lenovo VIBE K5 and...

5 by Brandon Chester on 2/21/2016

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

If you've followed our reviews for the past year, it was probably evident that the Galaxy S6 was one of the best phones launched last year. With one of...

123 by Joshua Ho on 2/21/2016

MWC 2016: Samsung Unpacked Press Conference Live Blog... in VR?!

We're sat in the audience awaiting the start of Samsung's yearly MWC Press Conference. Is it still a conference if there's a Gear VR headset on every seat?!

8 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

LG Announces the LG G5: 5.3-inch QHD with Snapdragon 820

Today just before the official beginning of Mobile World Congres 2016 we were happy to attend LG's G5 launch event. The G5 is the successor to last year's much...

30 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

HP Announces The Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile Powered Smartphone

Windows Phone has had a rough go of it of late. Microsoft first purchased, and then basically shuttered, Nokia’s smartphone division. Instead they wanted to back out of the...

31 by Brett Howse on 2/21/2016

The LG G5 Launch Event Live Blog

We're here at MWC 2016 in Barcelona to cover LG's keynote, aptly named LG G5 Day.

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

MWC 2016: Huawei Press Conference Live Blog 2PM CET

Here we are at Huawei's Press Conference at MWC - it's Live Blog time !

12 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2016

Alcatel Launches The Idol 4 and Idol 4S At MWC

Today at MWC Alcatel unveiled the first phones in their new Idol 4 line. The Alcatel Idol 4 and 4S are successors to last year's Idol 3, and they...

18 by Brandon Chester on 2/20/2016

Samsung Announces New Exynos 7870 Mid-Range 14nm SoC

Today Samsung announced a new mid-range SoC called the Exynos 7870. The new SKU sports 8x Cortex A53s running at up to 1.6GHz. The GPU should be an ARM...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/17/2016

MWC 2016: LG to Launch new ‘X Series’ Mid-Range Smartphones, each with a Singular Premium Feature

No sooner had I finished writing the news on the LG Stylus 2 announcement had another email landed in my inbox. On the back of the mid-range model with...

17 by Ian Cutress on 2/16/2016

MWC 2016: LG to Unveil the Stylus 2

It is that time of year when the worlds of the smartphone and IoT ecosystems descend into Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. We’re still a few days out (the...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/16/2016

Microsoft Launches The Business Focused Lumia 650

Today Microsoft launched their fourth phone in the x50 series, with the Lumia 650 being the latest Lumia to roll out of what used to be Nokia’s smartphone business...

36 by Brett Howse on 2/15/2016

Samsung Begins Rollout Of Android Marshmallow For Galaxy Devices

Today Samsung announced that they are beginning the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to their Galaxy devices. As expected, the first two devices to be updated are the company's...

17 by Brandon Chester on 2/15/2016

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 625, 425 & 435 Mid- and Low-End SoCs

Today Qualcomm announced three new SoCs in the mid and low-end Snapdragon lineup. At the lowest end we find the Snapdragon 425 offering a very frugal CPU configuration consisting...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2016

VAIO to Start Selling Smartphones in Japan

VAIO, the former PC division of Sony and now an independent supplier of PCs, this week announced plans to introduce its first smartphone in Japan this spring. The company...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2016

Windows 10 Mobile Has A Cellular Data Eating Bug

Although Windows 10 has gotten off to a great start by pretty much any metric, Microsoft’s mobile version of Windows 10 has had a pretty bumpy road. Originally thought...

45 by Brett Howse on 1/27/2016

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