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Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

More performance – but also better? We already reviewed the base model of the current Dell XPS 15 9570 and now check the more expensive SKU with a faster Core i7 CPU as well as the high-resolution 4K UHD touchscreen. How does the slim chassis handle the additional performance and what is the effect on the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
A render of the what the black Surface Laptop 2 is expected to look like. (Source: Domi)

Surface Laptop 2 coming soon, new black color among the changes

Microsoft is holding a special Surface event on October 2 and the first leaks have started emerged. The most notable is that the Surface Laptop will get a sequel, but will also come in a slick new black color
Honor Play

86% Honor Play Smartphone Review

Play with honor. The first gaming smartphone from Huawei is coming to the western hemisphere: While the Honor Play does not particularly look like a gaming device, it is supposed to impress gamers with its low price. We will take a look at whether this is an advantage or disadvantage and whether the phone offers sufficient power for current games.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6.3" | 176 g
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Smartphone Review

88% Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Smartphone Review

Let me entertain you - The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony’s second attempt at a flagship device under its Xperia XZ series. The XZ2 Premium has a true Ultra-HD display, great audio features, a bright dual rear-facing camera setup and plenty of other notable features too. Find out in this detailed review for whom this bulk smartphone is best suited.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 5.8" | 236 g
WhatsApp are now rumored to be bringing Dark Mode to its popular interface. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp may implement a dark mode soon

WhatsApp is working on a dark mode for its app, according to a Twitter-based leaker. The relevant posts project that this option will be OLED-screen friendly. Dark mode may also help save battery life while messaging on the app.
The Razer Phone on the left and the Razer Phone 2 on the right. (Source: Phone Arena)

Razer Phone 2 officially coming October 10 with Snapdragon 845

Razer is set to unveil its next-generation gaming smartphone, the Razer 2 on October 10. The device looks quite similar to the original Razer Phone, but is expected to feature upgraded internals including a Snapdragon 845 processo...
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4

88% Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (LTE) Tablet Review

Good value for money, again. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 offers attractive fourth generation technology at an affordable price with only a few weaknesses. Find out what Xiaomi has and has not done well in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 | Qualcomm Adreno 512 | 8" | 342.5 g
Luigi's Mansion 3, not to be confused with the Luigi's Mansion 3DS port, was one of many new titles announced. (Source: Nintendo)

Latest Nintendo Direct reveals a plethora of games coming to the Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been one of Nintendo's most successful consoles in history. While Nintendo has historically struggled with third party appeal, the Switch seems to have overcome its predecessors' struggles to date has recei...
The iPhone Xr is the 'cost saving' version of the iPhone X/Xs

The slightly more affordable Apple iPhone Xr is the iPhone 5c/SE of this generation

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max — with their engineering triumphs and associated price tags — might have been the headlining announcement out of Apple today, but the cheaper iPhone Xr has the potential to be where most consumers d...
The Apple Watch Series 4 looks similar to its predecessor, but is an all-new design with larger display. (Source: Apple)

New Apple Watch Series 4 is a full redesign and features an FDA-approved ECG monitor

Apple has launched the all-new version of the world's best-selling smartwatch. The new Apple Watch Series 4 gets a complete redesign with a larger display, thinner body and the ability to undertake a ECG assessment via the new Dig...
Apple has announced the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. (Source: Apple)

Apple follows the size trend, announces the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and behemoth 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max

The Apple iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max were launched today as the ‘s’ year upgrades to 2017’s iPhone X. As is common for ‘s’ releases, iterative improvements have been made across the board, with a particular focus on the screen, d...

81% CAT S41 Smartphone Review

The CAT is safe. CAT Phones also goes with the times and updates its robust outdoor models according to the current hardware requirements. We clarify in our review what buyers can expect from the IP-68 certified S41 that has also been tested according to MIL-SPEC-810G.
Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 | ARM Mali-T880 MP2 | 5" | 218 g
A concept of the upcoming Note 10 featuring a bezel-less curved display. (Source: Wang Haiyin@Behance)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 gets fancy codename, foreshadows innovative designs

As Samsung pushed hard to introduce the first foldable phone this year, the S10 and Note 10 flagships did not receive significant upgrades, leaving the real innovations for 2019. The Note 10 will be among the first 5G smartphones ...
Gadget Labs Falcon is an 8-inch convertible laptop with a modern Pentium Silver CPU (Source: Gadget Falcon)

Gadget Labs Falcon is an 8-inch convertible laptop with a modern Pentium Silver CPU

The OEM is looking to secure funding via Kickstarter to launch one of the smallest Windows laptops around. The Falcon promises USB Type-C, a 1080p IPS touchscreen, and a water-resistant keyboard for what we hope will be an afforda...
Wiko Jerry3

68% Wiko Jerry3 Smartphone Review

Low specs to GO. The Jerry3 is Wiko’s latest budget smartphone, a €90 (~$105) device that compromises on system performance with its low-end hardware and no LTE radio. Find out in this review what to expect from the Wiko Jerry3 and how it compares against the competition.
Mediatek MT6580M | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.45" | 172 g
The new Pixelbook looks to have ultrathin bezels for a notebook. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Next-gen Pixelbook 2 Google Chromebook leaks out in pictures

Google's next-generation Pixelbook 2 has leaked out ahead of launch by the company itself as part of a Facebook advertisement. Also present in the ad is what looks to be the notch-less smaller Google Pixel 3 leaving little to be r...
Razer cuts $300 off the Razer Phone as Razer Phone 2 rumors loom large (Source: Razer)

Razer cuts $300 off the Razer Phone as Razer Phone 2 rumors loom large

The promotion puts the Razer Phone at just $400 USD for a limited time. When considering its fast Snapdragon 835 SoC, large 5.7-inch 1440p display, and the buttery-smooth 120 Hz refresh rate, the new price point is not that bad of...
The Online Service for Nintendo Switch is now purported to save all games in a cloud. (Source: GameZone)

Nintendo Switch Online rumored to support cloud saving for all games

The Nintendo Switch Online Service has been anticipated for some time. A rumor that precedes its launch suggests that users of the new feature will be able to back up all their games in a cloud. However, there may be an opt-out fo...
YouTube for Android has finally gained a dark theme! (Source:

Dark mode finally makes it to YouTube on Android

Videos are easier to watch in a darkened room without the inevitable white background on which previews and other objects are shown in Android's YouTube app. This is now a thing of the past, however, as dark mode for the app on no...
Only one model in the August rankings from AnTuTu is non-Chinese. (Source: TechRadar)

August top 10 fastest Android smartphones ranked by AnTuTu

August was a slow month for Android smartphone releases, and the new AnTuTu reflects exactly that. The only new entries are the Meizu 16 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is the only non-Chinese model featured in the chart...
10th anniversary version of Chrome comes with many new features. (Source: BGR)

Google celebrates Chrome's 10th anniversary with fresh new version

Google is celebrating its 10th anniversary of Chrome with the release of a considerable update (Chrome 69) for the browser. It features a substantial UI redesign, as well as a new password generator. This version will be available...
The purported OnePlus 6T box features rows of names  on its inside. (Source: GSMArena)

OnePlus 6T: New leak claims to show retail packaging

A new leak, reportedly originating from Weibo, consists of (remarkably grainy) images of a retail box that bears a close resemblance to those used for OnePlus phones in the past. This box also bears a '6T' logo and is lined with t...
Sharp B10

76% Sharp B10 Smartphone Review

Expensive for what it is. At 299 Euros (~$345), the Sharp B10 is at the classic price level of a mid-range device. However, at that price the equipment is not that good, so did the newcomer to the Western smartphone market miscalculate here?
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.7" | 175 g
The original Razer Phone is getting a little brother. (Image: Razer)

Razer officially confirms second smartphone is coming

In a statement buried in an interim earnings report, Razer today announced a successor to their Razer Phone, which had a lukewarm reception upon its release last year. Razer is releasing the sequel device in order to capitalize on...
Samsung's foldable design is reminiscent of the once popular clamshell phones. (Source: NieweMobile.NL)

Samsung confirms arrival of the Galaxy X foldable phone in late 2018

Samsung claims that it has conducted a series of consumer surveys and it is now confident that there is enough demand for a foldable smartphone, so it decided to move the launch of the Galaxy X from early 2019, to late 2018. The r...
The new renders reveal thinner bezels and a slimmer profile. (Source: MySmartPrices)

New renders and specs for the iPad Pro 2018 models emerge

Apple will officially reveal the new iPad Pro models on September 12, but some high-resolution CAD renders already got leaked, confirming the rumored thin bezels and lack of audio jack. These new models will not integrate the rumo...
Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

89% Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

Refinement. The Precision 5530 is, in many ways, what the Precision 5520 should have been. While the updated machine still struggles with thermal throttling, CPU stability and performance are improved. The GPU has also been upgraded without much sacrifice to heat output. The overall experience is much better.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P2000 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

79% Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

Not that flexible. Lenovo's Flex 5 is an affordable 2-in-1 that looks and feels great for the price with plenty of integrated ports. Unfortunately, the dim display and poor Turbo Boost performance leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Instead of using a square-ish/circular screen like all fitness trackers and smartwatches, the Nubia Alpha integrates an elongated flexible screen that can display more information. (Source: Nubia)

IFA 2018 | Nubia showcases bracelet smartphone concept with flexible display

While Samsung, LG and Motorola are planning to release foldable phones next year, Chinese companies like Nubia are pushing for late 2018 releases. Even if it's not a full-fledged foldable phone, the Nubia Alpha bracelet concept sh...
Honor cuts prices on View10 and Honor 7X smartphones for Labor Day weekend (Source: Honor)

Honor cuts prices on View10 and Honor 7X smartphones for Labor Day weekend

The OEM wants to clear stock of two of its more popular smartphones to make room for upcoming releases before the start of the Holiday season. While the $180 Honor 7X isn't much of a deal, the $430 View10 makes for a nice pick giv...
The Mate 20 has been captured in the wild ahead of its official launch. (Source: Teknofilo)

Huawei Mate 20 spotted in the wild, set for October 16 official reveal

The Huawei Mate 20 has been spotted in the wild by a keen observer during IFA in Berlin. The device features a distinctive square rear camera arrangement, so the photo looks legitimate. That said, it is not especially surprising a...
Apple iPhone 8 logic board. (Source: iFixit)

Apple offers to repair defective iPhone 8 logic boards for free

Apple has announced that it is offering free logic board replacements for affected iPhone 8 devices purchased between September 2017 and March 2018 in select markets. Apple said that a small percentage of iPhone 8 devices had a de...
Wiko View Go

75% Wiko View Go Smartphone Review

View to Go. The Wiko View Go is another entry-level smartphone at a competitive price, with which the French manufacturer also covers the last range of affordable phones. In our review we show what you can expect for about 140 Euros (~$163).
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.7" | 142 g
The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC. (Source: Lenovo)

IFA 2018 | The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is the first Snapdragon 850 notebook

At its TechLife event at IFA 2018, Lenovo unveiled the world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850-powered 2-in-1 — the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS. The Yoga C630 has an integrated Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and promises a 30% performance increa...
BQ Aquaris X2 Pro Smartphone Review

86% BQ Aquaris X2 Pro Smartphone Review

More power! BQ has produced a new edition of its top smartphones - including the Pro version. Nice shapes and colors meet a top-level SoC, plenty of storage, new cameras - and a high price. Is the Pro model worth this premium charge? Find out in our review. Update: LTE band 8 now supported.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 | Qualcomm Adreno 512 | 5.65" | 168 g
OnePlus 6

90% OnePlus 6 Smartphone Review

Superb for the sixth time. OnePlus sticks to its high release rate, releasing the successor of the OnePlus 5T after just 6 months: The OnePlus 6. The Smartphone now has a new SoC, a new glass back, a notch and the cameras are supposed to have been improved as well. In our review, we find out whether or not a quick switch is worth it.
Update: OxygenOS 5.1.9 with improved camera quality and other fixes has been released.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 6.28" | 177 g
Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) Smartphone Review

82% Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) Smartphone Review

A new member of the Galaxy family. The Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) impresses with its combination of solid hardware. The J6 (2018) packs a 5.6-inch super AMOLED HD + resolution display, two SIM slots and an octa-core CPU for 269 Euros RRP (~$313). Find out in this review whether the J6 (2018) is worth the money. Update: update released to improve connectivity.
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa | ARM Mali-T830 MP1 | 5.6" | 154 g
ZTE is down, but not out, and is now planning to make a comeback in 2019. (Source: New York Post)

ZTE reports worst fiscal H1 this year, expects to be back on track in 2019

It was a rough H1 for ZTE, but the Chinese company is now rising from what looked like a "half past dead" situation. Latest financial report presents losses cumulating US$1.1 due to the US trade bans and fines, and ZTE does not lo...
The Acer Swift 7 is expected to feature Intel 'Amber Lake-Y' CPUs and will officially launch in 2019.

IFA 2018 | Acer gives us a glimpse of what to expect with the upcoming Swift 7 ultrabook

Acer talked about the upcoming Swift 7 notebook during its IFA 2018 keynote and while there was only a dummy product on display, the company notes that the notebook will slim down even further and feature ultra-narrow bezels yield...
GPU-Z identifying the 1D10 variant of the GeForce MX150 in the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1

IFA 2018 | The new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 7000 sports a '1D10' NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU

We had an opportunity to play around with the new Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 notebooks at IFA 2018 and were glad to see that the 15 and 17-inch versions sport the '1D10' version of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. The '1D10' version o...
Thanks to a more discrete notch and a 90% screen-to-body ratio, the Honor 8X Max is only as big as a 6.3-inch device, despite its 7.12-inch screen.  (Source:

Promo images reveal Honor 8X Max specs

Huawei is ready to launch its premium mid-range Honor 8X lineup on September 5. The Max version will feature the Snapdragon 660 SoC and a 7.12-inch IPS LCD screen with a more discrete notch plus slim bezels. For now, only the 4 GB...
The HTC U12 Life features the same display as the flagship U12+.

IFA 2018 | Hands-on with the HTC U12 Life

At IFA 2018, we managed to have a brief hands-on with the HTC U12 Life. The U12 Life is a mid-range smartphone sporting the same 6-inch display as the flagship U12+. The U12 Life offers 16 MP + 5 MP dual rear cameras and a 13 MP f...
Watchband no more — Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible is ditching the iconic hinge for more powerful speakers

IFA 2018 | Watchband no more — Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible is ditching the iconic hinge for more powerful speakers

The intricate and unique watchband hinge of previous Yoga 900 models will be dropped in favor of more powerful Dolby Atmos speakers starting with the Yoga C930. Much of the core hardware and processor features remain identical to ...
The Lenovo Yoga is a 15-inch Chromebook with a 4K UHD touchscreen

IFA 2018 | The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook is a 15-inch Chromebook with a 4K UHD touchscreen

Lenovo is carving itself a niche in the Chromebooks space by offering a large convertible in contrast to the sea of smaller and cheaper alternatives. The extra girth has allowed for higher-end specifications and a potentially smoo...
Lenovo Ideapad C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming with USB Type-C charging for $250 USD

IFA 2018 | Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming for $250 USD

The MediaTek-powered Chromebooks were "built for Android Play Store Apps" with USB Type-C video-out and charging for added versatility. Lenovo will soon have Chromebooks from as small as 11.6-inch in screen size to as large as 15....
The Xperia XZ3 is the first from Sony with an OLED display. (Source: Sony)

IFA 2018 | Sony XZ3 official with QHD+ OLED display and 'Side sense'

Sony has finally launched its first smartphone with an OLED display. The new XZ3 is also its most contemporary flagship design in some time, which should go a long way to giving the Japanese tech giant its first smartphone hit in ...
The Skagen Flaster 2 Wear OS powered smartwatch. (Source: Skagen)

Skagen Smartwatch gets refreshed

Skagen has released its second-generation smartwatch. The new Skagen Falster 2 maintains the style of the original, but adds more functionality so that it can compete with the best on the market.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and ZenBook Flip 15. (Source: Asus)

IFA 2018 | Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and the ZenBook Flip 15 get the Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' treatment and a few extra goodies

Asus has unveiled updates to its ZenBook Flip lineup of convertibles. Both the ZenBook Flip 13 and Flip 15 sport even more slimmer bezels than their predecessors and come upgraded with the latest Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs. The Z...
Alldocube X tablet launching soon on Indiegogo (Source: Alldocube)

Alldocube X tablet will challenge the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

[Updated with AnTuTu and Geekbench results]. The tablet is on track to launch next month for only $270 USD. If its upcoming Indiegogo campaign proves successful, then the Alldocube X could be an affordable alternative to the prici...
All three Galaxy S10 variants will feature in-display fingerprint sensors. (Source: GrepByte)

In-display fingerprint sensor to grace all Samsung Galaxy S10 variants

Samsung is expected to launch three variants of the Galaxy S10 next year and apparently, all three variants will sport in-display fingerprint sensors with the two higher-end variants housing an ultrasonic scanner and the third low...

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