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Lenovo Chromebook S340-14T Review: This simple Chromebook has a low-reflection touchscreen

81% Lenovo Chromebook S340-14T Review: This simple Chromebook has a low-reflection touchscreen

Affordable typewriter with internet access. Lenovo's 14-inch Chromebook has an IPS touchscreen display, silent operation and a good battery life. Some sacrifices will have to be made in terms of RAM and storage size.
Intel Celeron N4000 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:20:00 +0100
A true successor to the Galaxy Fold is rumored for a Q2 2020 launch. (Source: Samsung)

True Galaxy Fold successor to arrive Q2 with a perfect looking set of upgrades

Samsung will indeed launch a follow up device to its controversial Galaxy Fold. Although some are referring to the Galaxy Z Flip as the ‘Galaxy Fold 2’, the device described by XDA’s Max Weinbach will indeed be a proper successor ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:06:00 +0100
The Galaxy Book S offers 25 hours of video playback and weighs under 1 kg. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's Snapdragon 8cx-powered Galaxy Book S is finally shipping

Samsung’s long-awaited Galaxy Book S finally has a shipping date, at least in one country. First unveiled back in August alongside the Galaxy Note 10, the Galaxy Books S will officially hit the market on January 31.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:38:00 +0100
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA in review: Silent Chromebook offers good endurance

Too expensive for the performance offered - The Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA in review

The Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA features a Core m3-8100Y processor, an IPS touchscreen display, a silent operation and good battery life. The Google Play Store provides access to countless Android apps.
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:40:00 +0100
Huawei Y6s

75% Huawei Y6s Smartphone Review – Similar, But Better

Cheap starry sky. The back of the black Huawei Y6 wants to remind you of the night sky. Apart from such poetic impacts, the smartphone should also convince with good loudspeaker sound and decent cameras for little money. Will it succeed?
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.09" | 150 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:48:00 +0100
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Review - Smartphone with the small difference

79% Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Review - Smartphone with the small difference

Jolly good. We are testing the sister model of the Redmi Note 8 for the western markets. The equipment is nominally identical, but in addition to NFC, there are also other adaptations to keep the customer satisfied. But the smartphone also has a surprise of the unpleasant kind in its luggage.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.3" | 200 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:05:00 +0100
The Moto G7 Plus. (Source: Amazon)

The Moto G7 Plus starts updating to Android 10

According to a Brazilian blog, Motorola has started to update its Moto G7 Plus to the latest version of Android. It adds the new kind of navigation controls, a dark mode and December 2019 security patches to this phone. So far, it...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:35:00 +0100
The new SE might look somewhat like this. (Source: SvetApple)

New renders show what the so-called iPhone SE2 may look like

Numerous leaks point to what amounts to a second-generation iPhone SE - although it could be called the iPhone 9 on launch. A Slovakian blog has developed new images showing this phone's possible appearance. They combine elements ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
Motorola's Razr reboot will hit the market on February 6. (Source: Motorola)

Moto Razr pre-orders open January 26, ships February 6

Motorola will start taking pre-orders for its eagerly anticipated Motorola Razr phone reboot. One of the hit flip phones in the mid-2000s, the Razr has been reborn with a foldable pOLED display and is among the more affordable mod...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:36:00 +0100
Blackview BV9800 Pro

77% Blackview BV9800 Pro smartphone review: Rugged smartphone with an infrared camera

Robust and long-lasting. Smartphones from Blackview can be quite delicate. However, when it comes to its rugged smartphones, the manufacturer pulls out all the stops. The thick case not only looks mighty solid, but it also houses usable hardware.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 322 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:35:00 +0100
The Axon 10s Pro 5G may look a lot like this. (Source: ZTE)

The Snapdragon 865-powered Axon 10s Pro may be close to launch

ZTE's next flagship, the Axon 10s Pro, may be revealed in full soon. It has passed through testing by the Wi-Fi Alliance and TENAA, which confirms its premium 5G status. However, besides its updated chipset, it appears to have the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:34:00 +0100
The Motorola One series may have a new addition soon. (Source: Notebookcheck)

A new Motorola phone with the code-name Blackjack and a 5000mAh battery breaks cover in new leak

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just cleared its first Motorola phone of the year. Its product data shows that it has a new model number (XT2055-2) and code-name (Blackjack). The device also has a markedly large ba...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:52:00 +0100
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA in review: Silent convertible offers good endurance

81% Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA in review: Silent convertible offers good endurance

Chromebook convertible. The Asus Chromebook Flip features a Core m3-8100Y processor, an IPS touchscreen display and good battery life. The integration of the Google Play Store allows the use of countless Android apps.
Intel Core m3-8100Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:39:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro

84% Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro Smartphone Review – A Little More

One of the best smartphone cameras? The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro not only offers more memory than the Mi Note 10, but also provides an extra lens for the main cam. What sounds like a minimal upgrade is intended to provide brighter and better camera images. We'll see if that works in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.47" | 208 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:58:00 +0100
The Nokia 2.3. (Source: HMD Global)

The Nokia 2.3 can now be ordered in the United States

HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 2.3 is now available on the US market, starting with pre-sales at Best Buy. This device has a 6.2-inch screen and a polycarbonate build. Its price definitely puts it in the budget category; ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:58:00 +0100
Google's new Activity Bubbles tool. (Source: Google)

Spend too much time on your phone? Google has new apps to fix that

Phone addiction or dependency is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in the developed world. Google has set up its Creative Lab for users who want to address this. Its latest experiments consist of 3 apps which may act as d...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:29:00 +0100
Xiaomi Redmi 8

76% Xiaomi Redmi 8 Smartphone Review: Xiaomi's budget phone sets new standards

A Redmi 8 evolution. Everyday usage reveals unexpectedly large differences between the Redmi 8 and its sibling, the Redmi 8A. We shall discuss below in which areas the cheap Redmi 8 improves upon the Redmi 8A and why its MSRP of 115 Euros (~$127) is worthwhile.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 6.22" | 188 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:19:00 +0100
Terminates apps particularly fast: The realme XT

realme XT: Energy saving isn't everything

Some smartphone manufacturers implement particularly strict energy-saving regulations in their software. This causes apps to be terminated unexpectedly and, in the case of the realme XT, even the GPS functionality suffers, which m...
Mike Wobker, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:33:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip might look like this. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

No 108MP camera for the Galaxy Z Flip: new leak

Samsung's next upcoming foldable phone may be called the Galaxy Z Flip. The prolific leaker Ishan Agarwal claims to have uncovered some more of its specs. It will apparently have a main screen measuring 6.7 inches. Furthermore, it...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:36:00 +0100
The leaked 44MP punch-hole camera. (Source: Twitter)

A mystery phone rocks a 44MP dual punch-hole camera

A popular tech YouTuber has shown off what he claims to be a phone with an unprecedented 44MP sensor in its dual in-display selfie camera. This device, which is yet to be launched, was not identified in terms of its name, specs or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:01:00 +0100
Huawei Mate X is not as reliable as expected according to users

Post-release failure: The Huawei Mate X turns out to be just as bad as the Galaxy Fold

After selling more than 100,000 Mate X units, Huawei is already headed towards the release of its second iteration. Sadly, the display of this innovative piece of technology seems to be just as frail as that of its main competitor...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:22:00 +0100
The possible Nex 3 5G refresh. (Source: TENAA)

Vivo Nex 3: new leaks point to a new 5G version

A new listing on the TENAA regulatory website indicates that the OEM Vivo intends to reboot its Nex 3 flagship with a new version. It has an SoC with a different max clock to that of the phone's original Snapdragon 855+ processor....
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 buyers will be limited to 128 GB of onboard storage on all but the S20 Ultra. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung drastically cuts Galaxy S20 storage options

Yesterday’s full Galaxy S20 spec sheet leak revealed one rude shock for Samsung fans. If you want more than 128 GB of standard storage you will need to pony up for the Galaxy S20 Ultra model which is the only one of the three to o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:14:00 +0100
realme XT

79% realme XT smartphone in review: Good low-light performance

A lot of performance for little money. Based on the realme 5 Pro, the XT makes a decent leap forward, especially in terms of camera and storage configuration. The price remains low at less than 300 Euros (~$334), and the software is also quite respectable. The only obstacle is aggressive energy-saving management.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 6.4" | 183 g
Mike Wobker, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 05:32:00 +0100
The OPPO Find X may get a successor this year. (Source: OPPO)

The apparently-impending OPPO Find X2 will have a 120Hz QHD+ display

OPPO has reportedly revealed that there will be a Find X2 after all, and that it will launch in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). New leaks posted to Weibo hint that this phone will have a premium display with a class-leading 12...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:10:00 +0100
The Nokia 1 series might have a new generation. (Source: Mobigh)

Nokia gets its first phone of 2020 FCC-approved

Nokia has certified a new phone for use in the United States. Based on the specs leaked as a result of this new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documentation, it may have a relatively small screen - about 5.6 inches at mos...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:32:00 +0100
Galaxy S20 Ultra render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Full Galaxy S20 specs leak highlighting model differentiation

Teenage leakster Ishan Agarwal has managed to get his hands on the complete spec sheet for the upcoming Galaxy S20 series of flagship smartphones from Samsung. Most of the key details have leaked in one form or another, but this i...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:34:00 +0100
The Realme 3 Pro is getting an important update. (Source: Realme)

Realme updates the 3 Pro to its new Android 10-based UI

The Realme 3 Pro's latest software update moves it from ColorOS to its OEM's new UI. This OS skin is also based on Android 10. However, it also offers a very different esthetic, as well as potentially improved performance.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:31:00 +0100
TCL Plex Review - Good Smartphone with Quad-Bluetooth and Smart Key

80% TCL Plex Review - Good Smartphone with Quad-Bluetooth and Smart Key

Group streamers. The TCL Plex offers strong features on the datasheet at a comparatively low price. Besides the triple camera and a good display surface ratio, the phone scores especially with Super Bluetooth and a configurable key. However, there are also a few stumbling blocks on the way to success.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 | Qualcomm Adreno 612 | 6.53" | 192 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:11:00 +0100
Huawei Mate 30 Pro Smartphone Review: A strong smartphone even without Google

89% Huawei Mate 30 Pro Smartphone Review: A strong smartphone even without Google

Spot on! Film off! With the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei is focusing on videography for the first time and has not only given its high-end smartphone the latest Kirin SoC but also a second 40 MP sensor for ultra-wide-angle photos and video recordings. Additionally, the Chinese company has stuffed all the cutting-edge technology into this smartphone, or at least that which it can get hold of, anyway.
Update: Wi-Fi test with new reference router added
HiSilicon Kirin 990 | ARM Mali-G76 MP16 | 6.53" | 198 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:04:00 +0100
Meizu's New Year gift box. (Source: MyDrivers)

Meizu uses the New Year to tease its upcoming flagship phone

Meizu is a smartphone OEM that posted a "New Year gift box" at the start of 2020. It consists of rather unique desk organizers and accessories, including a clock. On closer inspection, this object may be present to hint at an upco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:15:00 +0100
The OPPO F15. (Source: OPPO)

The MediaTek Helio P70-powered OPPO F15 is launched in India

OPPO has released the F15 to the Indian market. It is technically a new device, although it ships with an older chipset: the MediaTek Helio P70. It costs the equivalent of US$280 and will ship from January 28, 2020.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:47:00 +0100
Image via Samsung.

Verizon will sell rugged Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro in the United States, removable battery and all

Samsung's ruggedized Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone will be coming to the United States after all. Verizon will start selling the phone, which boasts an IP68 rating and a removable battery, for $500 in the latter half of 2020.
Sam Medley, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:49:00 +0100
The Amazfit X may be available to purchase soon. (Source: Huami)

The Amazfit X, a new curved-display smartwatch, is about to launch on Indiegogo

Amazfit unveiled the X, a wearable with a 92-degree curve in its screen, as a concept device in 2019. Now, however, it is ready to make this watch a reality. It will be offered as a reward on the OEM's upcoming Indiegogo campaign.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:21:00 +0100
HP Spectre X360 15 Late 2019 Convertible Review: Comet Lake Core i7 with GeForce MX Graphics

85% HP Spectre X360 15 Late 2019 Convertible Review: Comet Lake Core i7 with GeForce MX Graphics

Great looks, shaky GPU performance. It's one of the heftier and better-looking convertibles for sure, but performance becomes a bit unsteady when under higher loads. Power users may want to consider the faster Core H and GTX SKUs instead.
Intel Core i7-10510U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 06:03:00 +0100
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab

79% Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab Tablet Review: Google Assistant for hanging

Ergonomic in hand. Lenovo's Yoga Smart Tab sure is different from its brethren. Its somewhat odd design manages to incorporate plenty of advantages, such as two speakers and an integrated stand. Equipped with Android Pie, the tablet focuses primarily on Google Assistant and its ambient mode but offers much more than that.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 10.1" | 580 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:20:00 +0100
Automatic ambient mode: Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab: good looking tablet as smart home hub

Lenovo's Yoga Smart Tab includes a built-in stand, and promises superb voice recognition capabilities thanks to its multi-array microphones. And since this does not require too much performance its major weakness can be found some...
Mike Wobker, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:35:00 +0100
The Nubia Z20. (Source: Nubia)

Deal | The dual-display Nubia Z20 gets a US$50 price-cut

With a rear panel that boasted its own display, the Nubia Z20 remains one of 2019's most innovative premium smartphones. It originally launched at a price of US$549 (or the equivalent in other currencies). Now, however, its OEM ha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Chrome OS users will have a new way to get around their UI soon. (Source: Google)

Chrome OS 80 gets more like Android 10 with gesture navigation

Chrome OS' next update will add the option of gesture-based navigation. If this feature sounds familiar, it is because it is also found on many phones running Android 10. Chromebooks will also have a greater panel of quick setting...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:20:00 +0100
Motorola One Hyper

80% Motorola One Hyper Smartphone Review – Middle class with retractable camera

Peekaboo. The front camera of the Motorola One Hyper hides inside the case and only extends when needed. This gives an intact front and is also a nice gimmick. But can the mid-range smartphone convince in any other way?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 | Qualcomm Adreno 612 | 6.5" | 210 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:10:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip's latest render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Fresh renders may show the next Samsung foldable in greater detail

The Galaxy Z Flip is currently accepted as the name of Samsung's next upcoming foldable phone. It is anticipated that it will be a clamshell device with a central punch-hole camera. New renders include further possible attributes,...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:51:00 +0100
MediaTek now offers a new line of mobile gaming SoCs. (Source: MediaTek)

Get ready for a year of budget gaming phones with the new MediaTek Helio G70 SoC series

MediaTek has announced the Helio G70 and G70T, a pair of processors that, like the G90s before them, are aimed at gaming-phone OEMs. However, the new chipsets are also intended for a lower tier of that market compared to their pre...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:14:00 +0100
An accurate render of the forthcoming Galaxy S20. (Source: @OnLeaks x CashKaro)

Samsung Galaxy S20 will come with a gimped 120 Hz display says leaker

The ‘will it or won’t it?’ saga of the Galaxy S20 display capabilities has taken a new twist. Samsung leakster Ice Universe has now confirmed that the Galaxy S20 line up will have a 120 Hz-capable display, but it won’t be enabled ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:09:00 +0100
The Red Magic 3. (Source: Nubia)

Red Magic 4: Nubia executive hints at 144Hz spec for this 2020 gaming phone

The Red Magic 3 was one of the most interesting gaming phones of 2019. Now, its OEM's president Ni Fei has posted an image on Weibo suggesting that this device's successor's refresh rate could be cranked up to 144 hertz (Hz). Howe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:24:00 +0100
OnePlus officially unveils its 120 Hz Fluid Display slated to arrive on the OnePlus 8 Pro. (Image Source: Weibo via Gadgets360)

OnePlus officially announces the arrival of its 120 Hz Fluid Display with 4,096 levels of auto brightness control

OnePlus has officially confirmed that the company would be using a 120 Hz Fluid Display in the upcoming OnePlus flagship smartphone, touted to be the OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus's new display tech offers a host of features such as a QH...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:00:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy A51

80% Samsung Galaxy A51 Smartphone Review – Dedicated to success

An exemplary mid-range phone. The Samsung Galaxy A51 is the successor of one of the most successful smartphones of 2019. Naturally, therefore, our expectations are high - but competition never sleeps. Find out whether the Galaxy smartphone with its total of five cameras can stand its ground in our review.
Samsung Exynos 9611 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.5" | 172 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:42:00 +0100
A render of a Galaxy S20 promo based on this new report. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

The Galaxy S11 actually IS the Galaxy S20, according to a Samsung “insider” tip

Recently, a prominent leaker claimed that Samsung was to disrupt its long-held flagship-naming convention with a possibly 2020-themed re-brand. Now, another media source claims to have heard that this is in fact the truth. It has ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Jan 2020 21:38:00 +0100
Apple owners may be the most likely to replace their own batteries. (Source: Pixabay)

Apple products stand out in a study of 2019 mobile device repair

A study of device repair in Germany for the year 2019 found that 30.7% of those conducted by users were carried out on Apple phones. Samsung was second in these terms at 29.7%, followed by Huawei at 21.6%. Owners were most likely ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:23:00 +0100
The new CTL Chromebook series. (Source: CTL)

CES 2020 | CTL announces new, rugged, Gemini Lake-powered Chromebooks

CTL has launched its new NL71 series of education-focused Chromebooks. They are intended to be durable, and some are also convertible PCs with touchscreens. These devices are also capable of advanced connectivity thanks to their u...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 23:03:00 +0100
Useful software from the manufacturer: A kid's mode and tablet manager for the Lenovo Tab M8 HD

Lenovo Tab M8 HD: Slim tablet for browsing with useful software additions

The second edition of Lenovo's Tab M8 HD is characterized by good workmanship, a modern design and comparably slim bezels. On top of the standard Android system, the tablet also has a kid's mode and a useful tablet manager.
Mike Wobker, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:19:00 +0100

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