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Sony Xperia X Performance tops DxOMark camera benchmarks

Sony Xperia X Performance tops DxOMark camera benchmarks

The latest flagship smartphone from Sony boasts one of the best and fastest cameras in the smartphone world.
Lenovo Vibe P2 images surface online

Lenovo Vibe P2 images surface online

The Vibe P2 will purportedly carry a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, and a large 5000 mAh battery.
ZTE Axon Android smartphone to get a crowdsourced sibling next year

ZTE plans to release a crowdsourced phone in 2017

Announced earlier this year, ZTE's Project CSX now launches in the US as "a new method for developing products that engages directly with consume...
OnePlus 3 Android flagship killer oversells in Europe

OnePlus 3 sales temporarily stopping in Europe

Although its predecessors were not extremely successful in Europe, OnePlus 3 is now facing massive sales that force its maker to temporarily halt...
Samsung Q2 2016 financial results show higher sales than Apple

Samsung Q2 2016 financial results are up once again YoY

The South Korean manufacturer is doing better than ever with sales up 4.94 percent YoY to 50.94 trillion Won.
Apple iPhone 7 adapter purportedly leaked and tested

Apple iPhone 7 adapter purportedly leaked and tested

The video shows the adapter working with iOS 10 Beta, but attempts on older models running iOS 9 or lower proved unsuccessful.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Android flagship phablet/smartphone with Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note7 phablet

The new flagship comes with both Qualcomm and Exynos processors, depending on the region, has been rated IP68 for protection from the elements, a...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

August 2016 update. Here's a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we've reviewed in the last few...
Upcoming Sony press conference could introduce the Xperia XR smartphone

Upcoming Sony press conference could introduce the Xperia XR smartphone

The recent rumors on the Xperia F8331 are looking more likely now that Sony is expected to kick off this year's IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany...
Android Nougat statue at Googleplex

LG V20 to launch as the first Android Nougat handset

LG has been supporting Android for a long time, and now they plan to become the first company to ship a handset with Nougat by the end of Q3.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet gets July security patches

T-Mobile updates the Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Note 4

The update has around 300 MB in size and contains the July security patches, as well as various minor tweaks and fixes, as usual.
Sony Xperia X Smartphone Review

85% Sony Xperia X Smartphone Review

Ambitious. The Sony Xperia X aims to be a top smartphone and a photo artist in one device. Although the 5-inch Android system brings many features and high performance, is cannot fully meet its high, self-imposed claims.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 5.0" | 152 g
LG to increase R&D on OLED production

LG to invest more heavily on OLED production

The South Korean manufacturer will throw another 1.75 billion USD in OLED manufacturing.
The 10 nm processor will go head-to-head with the Snapdragon 830 next year

MediaTek gives first look at the deca-core Helio X30 SoC

The company's Chief Operating Officer detailed some core specifications of the upcoming flagship Helio X30 SoC including its 10 nm lithography an...
UHANS S1 Smartphone Review

82% UHANS S1 Smartphone Review

The beautiful beast. The Chinese smartphone label UHANS advertises its S1 smartphone model with this teaser. And this teaser is dead-on: Besides attractive looks, the entry-level handset proves to be powerful and exceptionally well equipped for this price range.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 MP4 | 5.0" | 153 g
Lenovo confirms no monthly security updates for its Motorola smartphones

Lenovo confirms no monthly security updates for its Motorola smartphones

Releasing monthly Android security updates has proven to be too difficult and inefficient for Lenovo.
Online retailers list the unannounced ZTE Axon 7 Mini

Online retailers list the unannounced ZTE Axon 7 Mini

The 5.2-inch smartphone is expected to retail for 299 Euros according to major online retailers.
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Smartphone Review

87% Lenovo ZUK Z2 Smartphone Review

A lot of smartphone for little money. With the second generation of the Z series, ZUK continues where the Z1 model left off: Very good technical specifications at a low purchase price. Only a handful of manufacturers manage a Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM for 270 Euros (~$302). Find out in our report where Lenovo's subsidiary brand ZUK had to make cutbacks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.0" | 149 g
Samsung Z2 (SM-Z200F) smartphone to launch as the first 4G Tizen handset

Samsung Z2 video leaks online

This upcoming handset promises to launch as the first Tizen smartphone with 4G connectivity, but Samsung still has to confirm its release date.
TCL 950 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC hits TENAA

TCL 950 hits TENAA

Although TCL is the company making Alcatel handsets, the upcoming TCL 950 promises to be more powerful than the Idol 4S flagship.
Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Starting this October, retail prices of Asus notebooks will go up in the country as a direct response to the British exit.
Samsung SM-G1600 clamshwell design handset shows up at Bluetooth SIG

Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 hits Bluetooth SIG

This upcoming clamshell design Android handset has been spotted at Bluetooth SIG carrying model number SM-G1600.
Apple iPhone sales have reached the one billion units mark

Apple has sold one billion iPhone handsets so far

After two straight quarters of declining sale figures, Apple leaves the one billion iPhone units sold barrier behind.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get WiFi calling update on AT&T

AT&T updates Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets

The new firmware brings WiFi calling to these two flagships, as well as various minor tweaks, fixes, and security updates.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review

88% Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review

Light smartphone heavyweight. The newest flagship model by the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi proves that it has arrived in the premium smartphone sector. High-end specifications, a generous configuration, weight of just 129 grams, and high-quality glass casing: These clearly challenge established companies at a local street price of just below 300 Euros (~$332).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.15" | 129 g
Xiaomi Redmi Pro Android smartphone launches with three MediaTek-powered variants

Xiaomi launches Redmi Pro Android smartphone

This handset launches in three variants priced between $225 USD and $300 USD, all powered by MediaTek processors and featuring a generous 4050 mA...
OnePlus 3 flagship killer gets OxygenOS 3.2.2 firmware update

OnePlus 3 gets OxygenOS 3.2.2

This incremental update comes with a few minor tweaks and fixes, including enhanced noise cancellation in video recording and the latest security...
Apple iPhone SE cannibalizing iPhone 6 and 6s sales

Apple iPhone SE cannibalizing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s sales

Market research company shows that a percentage of users who have upgraded from an older iPhone model to the newer iPhone SE would have considere...
Samsung confirms manufacturing defects on early Galaxy S7 Active batches

Samsung confirms manufacturing defects on initial Galaxy S7 Active batches

Early adopters of the rugged Galaxy S7 Active may find that their new smartphones may not be waterproof at all.
Intex Aqua Fish Sailfish OS smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 212

Intex Aqua Fish hits the market

This Sailfish OS-powered handset retails for around $80 USD and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storag...
OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold limited edition Android handset now available

Soft Gold OnePlus 3 launches today

According to OnePlus, the new color option "needs to be seen and heard to be properly appreciated."
Nokia purportedly planning high-end Android smartphones

Nokia purportedly planning high-end Android smartphones

Two flagship Nokia smartphones may be coming as early as this Holiday season with OLED displays and PureView cameras.
Google Nexus teaser, HTC Nexus Sailfish specs leak again, processor revealed

More HTC Nexus Sailfish specs leak online

This handset has been in the rumor mill for a while, but now new details emerge, revealing that it carries a Snapdragon 820/821 under the hood.
BlackBerry Hamburg Android smartphone appears at FCC and GFXBench

BlackBerry Hamburg shows up at FCC and GFXBench

This mid-ranger without a physical keyboard is expected to launch loaded with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 proc...
Samsung wireless charger for simultaneous charging of smartphone and smartwatch

Samsung working on new wireless charger designs

A new patent filing by Samsung describes three new wireless chargers that are taller than the current ones and apparently can charge a smartwatch...
Oppo F1s launch event scheduled for August 3rd

Oppo sends out invites for F1s launch event

The successor of the popular Oppo F1 is expected to feature a 16 MP front camera and will be unveiled on August 3rd, as previously rumored.
TENAA leaks reveal an unannounced Honor Note 8 phablet

TENAA leaks reveal an unannounced Honor Note 8 phablet

Official Huawei teasers suggest a 6.6-inch QHD display and a large 4400 mAh internal battery. Nonetheless, TENAA images show no dual rear cameras...
Cat unveils S60 smartphone with integrated IR camera

Cat S60 with integrated thermal camera now available

The S60 is the world's first rugged smartphone with an integrated thermal camera for consumer use. Prices start at around 650 Euros.
Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow now on 13.3 percent of active Android devices

Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow now on 13.3 percent of active Android devices

Google Dashboard lays out the current distribution of Android versions. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is gaining ground while Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly B...
Sony Xperia F8331 flagship smartphone leaks

Sony Xperia F8331 flagship smartphone leaks

The model appears to be sporting a new design not found on any existing Xperia X smartphone and will purportedly have 4K recording capabilities.
Motorola Moto Z modular Android handset coming to Verizon Wireless

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force coming to Verizon next week

These 5.5-inch handsets powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and support for Moto Mods are available for pre-order and will be availabl...
The packaging of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 reveals core specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 specifications leak

The retail packaging suggests a 10-core SoC, 3 GB RAM, and a large 4100 mAh battery for the 5.5-inch smartphone.
Hands-on video compares an alleged iPhone 7 against the iPhone 6s

Hands-on video compares an alleged iPhone 7 against the iPhone 6s

The hands-on video shows what appears to be a dummy 4.7-inch iPhone 7 against the current generation iPhone 6s. A new camera, antenna setup, and ...
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Smartphone Review

80% Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Smartphone Review

Expensive entry. Samsung launches a 2016 update of its entry-level device Galaxy J1, but the price was increased. Samsung is once again not very generous in terms of features. Can the smartphone justify the additional price, or should you have a look at the rivals?
Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad | ARM Mali-T720 | 4.5" | 131 g
HTC 10 Lifestyle now available in Europe

HTC 10 Lifestyle now available in Europe

Online retailers in Poland and the Netherlands are already listing the 5.2-inch HTC 10 Lifestyle with a high starting price of 680 Euros. The sma...
Wiko Lenny 3 Smartphone Review

78% Wiko Lenny 3 Smartphone Review

The 3rd Generation. The Wiko Lenny 3 applies a fresh coat of paint to the budget smartphone series. Wiko hopes the improved screen and cameras will receive good customer reviews. We reviewed the smartphone and here are our findings.
Mediatek MT6580M | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.0" | 177 g
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua waterproof Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua and M5 get Android Marshmallow

Both handsets have just begun to receive Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and the latest security updates.
Meizu MX6 Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio X20 and fingerprint reader

Meizu unveils MX6 Android handset

This 5.5-inch smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, has 4 GB memory and 32 GB internal storage, being expected to debut in China at ...
Sony Xperia X Performance Android smartphone now available in the US

Sony Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA now up for sale in the US

All the three models now available in the US have 5 inch screens, being powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon and MediaTek processors, with prices that ...
Huawei launches GX8 successor in China

Huawei launches GX8 successor in China

Known locally as the Maimang 5, this 5.5-inch mid-range smartphone will likely launch elsewhere as the G9 or GX9.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)