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Alcatel 3X

80% Alcatel 3X Smartphone Review

The umpteenth attempt. The Alcatel 3X is supposed to be a further step in reviving the formerly very popular brand name. The strong points of TCL’s latest mid-range smartphone are Face Key, wide-angle camera and App-Launch via the fingerprint sensor. Read our review to learn what you can expect from the Chinese device.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.7" | 144 g
ZTE headquarters. (Source: Digital Trend)

ZTE finally back in the game as company pays US$1.4 billion fine to the US government

ZTE has paid off the huge US$1.4 billion fine issued by the US government over a month ago. This means that the Chinese company is finally back in business and can now negotiate deals with US companies.
The Honor 10. (Source: GSMArena)

Honor has sold three million Honor 10 units in just over two months

According to Honor, three million units of the Honor 10 have been shipped. The device was released in the last week of April, so this is an impressive figure—one that comes amidst a plethora of other successes recorded by the comp...
Alcatel 5

80% Alcatel 5 Smartphone Review

Newly developed design. The Alcatel 5 is supposed to attract customers as the new design flagship of the Chinese company TCL. In order to do that, it throws out the established design arrangements and reorders them. The result is a smartphone that pursues other solutions but is weak in the detail. We clarify in our review what buyers of the Alcatel 5 can expect.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.7" | 144 g
Gigaset GS180 in review

75% Gigaset GS180 Smartphone Review

Design made in Germany. Gigaset's GS185 is the first smartphone made in Germany after a very long time. Its more affordable cousin, the Gigaset GS180, is also designed in Germany. We took a closer look at the 149-Euro (~$174) smartphone equipped with Android 8.1, VoLTE, Dual-SIM, and a 5-inch display.
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 150 g
In-display fingerprint sensors are slowly becoming mainstream. (Source: Etechro)

Samsung Galaxy S10 to adopt two different fingerprint sensor approaches

While it's still early days yet, more details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 phones have surfaced, throwing more light on what we should expect from the trio of devices.
The Mi A2 will be a rebranded Mi 6X. (Source: MIUI)

Android One Mi A2 and A2 Lite listed online ahead of touted July 24 launch

Xiaomi's upcoming Android One Mi A2 was listed on a Polish retail website yesterday alongside a smaller Lite variant. The listings give us a better idea of what to expect from the devices, with the A2 Lite looking to be a rebrande...
The supposed Honor Note 10. (Source: Weibo)

Live images of the Honor Note 10 surface

Purported live images of the upcoming Honor Note 10 have surfaced, showing a device with a gigantic screen and, thankfully, no notch. The device could be launched sometime towards the end of the month.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) at FCC (Source: MySmartPrice News)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) tablet lands at FCC

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is expected to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or a Snapdragon 430 processor, next to 2 or 3 GB of memory and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. The slate will most likely run Android 8...
Huawei Nova 3 coming July 18 (Source: MySmartPrice News)

The Huawei Nova 3 leaks online, official launch coming next week

Although it also has a notched display, the same Kirin 970 processor and the dual-camera setup present in the Honor 10, the upcoming Huawei Nova 3 sports a larger screen and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. According to the late...
Huawei's quick charging standard outperformed competitors with the highest rate per minute. (Source: Hometop)

Quick charge comparison shows Huawei's SuperCharge is the fastest, followed by OnePlus's Dash Charge

A comparison of various different quick charge technologies has shown that Huawei SuperCharge has the highest charge rate, along with OnePlus Dash Charge. Meanwhile, the non-OEM specific technologies trail behind, as does Apple Fa...
Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 looks just like the Galaxy Note 8. (Source: Android Headlines)

Purported official render of the Galaxy Note 9 is notable, but for the wrong reasons

If you thought Samsung's smartphones were starting to look boring and predictable, you'd be right. A purported offical render of the Galaxy Note 9 has surfaced and it looks just like the Galaxy Note 8.
The Sony XA2 Plus is arguably its most beautiful design in recent years. (Source: Sony)

Sony surprises with mid-range 6-inch XA2 Plus, joins 6-inch XA2 Ultra

Sony has surprised with the launch of the mid-range 6-inch XA2 Plus. The device is quite similar to the similarly powered XA2 Ultra, but is arguably the most beautiful Sony smartphone in recent times.
Motorola Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus hit India

The Motorola Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus finally arrive in India

The 5.7-inch Moto E5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and retails for around US$146, while the 5.99-inch Moto E5 Plus will be available in the region for about US$175 and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430. In both ...
PUBG Mobile 0.7.0 beta is (almost) available mid-July 2018

PUBG Mobile 0.7.0 available for download, still in Beta stage

Earlier today, PUBG Mobile 0.7.0 beta was still receiving new players. Sadly, at the time of publishing this piece, all available spots have been taken already. The good part is that new players will be accepted later, so this ear...
The forthcoming Galaxy Tab S4 official press render has leaked out. (Source: Evan Blass)

Evan Blass leaks official Galaxy Tab S4 render

Evan Blass has tweeted out an official render of the Galaxy Tab S4 with matching keyboard cover. Although difficult to confirm from the image, the Samsung logo and Home button appear to be absent from the front of the device confi...
Nokia X5 Android smartphone with MediaTek processor (Source: SuomiMobiili)

The Nokia X5 might launch tomorrow in China

Expected to launch in China later this week for a price starting around the equivalent of US$150, the upcoming Nokia X5 is powered by a yet-to-be-revealed MediaTek processor and sports a 720p 5.86-inch notched display. This handse...
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

Samsung Galaxy S9 sales have stalled, currently the worst selling device in the series since the Galaxy S3

After a successful first month, sales of the Samsung Galaxy S9 devices have flatlined. Going by the current trend, sales of the duo are expected to peak at an underwhelming 31 million shipments, making them the worst-selling Galax...
The HTC Desire 12 devices have flopped as expected. (Source: HTC)

HTC's June figures show a brutal two-year low in revenue

HTC’s fall from grace continues without hitting terminal velocity. The company released its June sales numbers, with the figures showing a 68% year-on-year drop in revenue.
The Xperia XA2 Ultra. (Source: Sony)

The Sony XA2 Ultra's camera is a decent mid-range performer at best, DxOMark says

Sony’s Xperia XA2 Ulta mid-ranger made the trip to popular photography benchmark platform DxOMark last week, and recorded a set of bang average results in the process.
Alcatel 3V

78% Alcatel 3V Smartphone Review

Plastic with style. The Alcatel 3V is priced well and should be powerful enough for casual users. Alcatel has managed to make the device look stylish despite using a plastic case. Find out in this review whether the Alcatel 3V’s internal hardware is as good as it looks.
Mediatek MT8735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 6" | 155 g
The Exynos 9820 is said to feature a 2+2+4 architecture. (Source: Ice Universe)

Galaxy S10 tipped to be powered by Exynos 9820 and Mali G76 GPU

Samsung's Galaxy S10 has been tipped to pick up the company's next-generation ARM-based silicon. Expected to be called the Exynos 9820, the successor to the Exynos 9810 will also be fabricated on Samsung's all-new 7nm FinFet node.
The Google Pixel 2 XL is US$100 off for a limited time. (Source: Google)

Google Store offering Pixel XL 2 at US$100 discount, other devices on special too

Google is currently offering its Pixel 2 XL models at US$100 off their regular price. The sale also includes other products in its hardware lineup and runs until July 17 while stocks last.
Sony's XZ2 Premium is shipping with free Ear Duo headphones for pre-orders. (Source: Sony)

US XZ2 Premium pre-orders come with a free pair of Xperia Ear Duo earphones

Sony's XZ2 Premium is up for pre-order in the US, but won't ship until July 30. To help ease the blow of its US$999 price tag, Sony is throwing in a set of its futuristic Xperia Ear Duos for customers who pre-order the device.
Fortnite is ready for Season 5, starts on July 12 for gamers on Windows, consoles, and macOS

Fortnite Season 5 starting on July 12

After the changes brought by the post-meteor strike Season 4, Season 5 of Fortnite is now on its way and will kick off on July 12 at 4 AM EDT (08:00 GMT). The strange rift events that have started to appear after the recent in-gam...
Vivo Nex full screen flagship teaser

The Vivo Nex flagship to get out of China, but the US market still has to wait

The Vivo Nex flagship, which is widely known for its fullscreen display design with a pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint reader, is expected to hit Russia, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, and Hong Kong by the end of the m...
OPPO A3s Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and notched display (Source: MySmartPrice News)

OPPO A3s details surface online, a 6.2-inch notched display included

The yet to be announced OPPO A3s seems to be a re-branded OPPO A5 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a dual camera setup on the back, as well as a massive 6.2-inch notched display. ...
Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3 Android phone hits Cricket Wireless (Source: Samsung US)

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3 hits Cricket Wireless

The Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3 is a 5-inch handset that features low-end specs such as a resolution of just 1,280 x 720 pixels, 5 MP and 8 MP cameras, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. On the other hand, many users will enj...
Xiaomi POCOPHONE layout and dimensions draft, handset surfaces at FCC (Source: Slashleaks)

The Xiaomi POCOPHONE handset hits FCC

The upcoming Xiaomi POCOPHONE landed at FCC with two variants, both featuring 6 GB of memory. However, one of them sports 64 GB of internal storage space, while the other offers 128 GB. The draft of the handset's back also reveals...
Apparently, 'google' is not the same as 'Google' if you want to claim unlimited storage on Google Photos. (Source: XDA Developers)

Typo in custom ROM code breaks unlimited photo backups on the Google Pixels

A typo in the build script of AOSP-based custom ROMs for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is reportedly causing the photo uploads from Google Camera to count against the Google Photos storage limit. The bug, however, is f...
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 Android tablet (Source: AndroidWorld)

The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 and MediaPad T5 10 Android slates now official

The two 10.1-inch Huawei slates MediaPad M5 Lite 10 and MediaPad T5 10 run Android Oreo and use the same HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor, although there are some differences easily noticeable in the battery and camera depa...
Samsung Galaxy S10 concept render with tri-camera setup on the back

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ flagship might feature five cameras

A dual camera for selfies and a tri-camera setup on the back — this is the mobile photography hardware rumored to be used by Samsung for the upcoming Galaxy S10+ flagship. Currently codenamed "Beyond 2," this handset is expected t...
You will need a strong hand to hold the Xperia XZ2 Premium. (Source: Sony)

Sony XZ2 Premium is a heavyweight in more ways than one

Sony's new Xperia XZ2 Premium flagship is one of the heaviest smartphones hitting the market. At 232 grams, it even out beefs the hefty iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Active.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 SM-T583 Android tablet live image (Source: Tabletmonkeys)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 and Advanced2 XL live images spotted online

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 and the Galaxy Tab Advanced2 XL are expected to hit the market soon with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, thinner bezels than their predecessors, as well as without a physical Home button. Both...
Wiko View 2 Pro Smartphone Review

83% Wiko View 2 Pro Smartphone Review

Smartphone from the Mediterranean. From the sunny city of Marseille...the View 2 Pro, created by the French manufacturer Wiko, has found its way to our workbench. What makes the smartphone, priced at 300 Euros (~$350), stand out from other devices in its class? Read our review to find out.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 6" | 164 g
A mockup of the purported Samsung Galaxy Watch. (Source: Phone Arena)

Samsung Gear S4 could get 'Galaxy Watch' moniker, Wear OS

Samsung's next generation smartwatch is likely to skip its 'Gear' branding in favor of new 'Galaxy Watch' branding. The realigned brand is also expected to coincide with a switch in operating system from Samsung's Tizen OS to Goog...
Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) Smartphone Review

86% Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) Smartphone Review

Why spend a lot when you do not have to? The Mi 6X (Mi A2), the new mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi, offers everything a smartphone user might desire – and all that for less than 250 Euros ($293). You can learn in this extensive review how the Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) stacks up against the competition.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 | Qualcomm Adreno 512 | 5.99" | 168 g
The latest iteration of Huawei's TalkBand is inbound. (Source: Evan Blass)

Huawei TalkBand 5 surfaces in renders ahead of July launch

Huawei is set to release the latest version of its TalkBand. The TalkBand 5 can be worn as a watch, but also features a pop out ear piece for taking and making calls on the move.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be $500 for Amazon Prime Day (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be $500 for Amazon Prime Day

The well-received Mate 10 Pro flagship can be had for $500 unlocked and with no strings attached. Here's hoping that stock will last for more than just a few minutes when the deal goes live in just over a week.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus (2018) Smartphone Review

84% Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus (2018) Smartphone Review

Super AMOLED FHD+. Samsung's Galaxy A series is designed with a certain kind of customer in mind: those who want a smartphone with a simple look and high manufacturing quality. We thoroughly tested the 6-inch Galaxy A6+ and report in this review what buyers can expect. The smartphone is priced at around 370 Euros (~$425; international version ~$350).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 6" | 191 g
AnTuTu releases monthly updated lists for Android and iOS devices. The June top 10 Android device list is dominated by the Chinese makers.  (Source: AnTuTu)

June Top 10 fastest Android smartphones listed on AnTuTu

AnTuTu's list of the best-performing handheld devices updated for June shows a clear Chinese dominance. Of the ten featured devices, only three are non-Chinese (Samsung Galaxy S9+/S9 and Sony Xperia XZ2). Topping the chart is Xiao...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Xiaomi has its work cut out. (Source: NDTV)

Xiaomi set to enter the US by 2019

Xiaomi’s growth has been meteoric. The company made advances into Europe last year and is set to pay the US a visit in 2019, if company Vice President Wang Xiang’s words are anything to go by.
MIUI 10. (Source: XDA-Developers)

List of devices to receive MIUI 10 surfaces

A post of Xiaomi’s MIUI forums has revealed what devices will receive the MIUI 10 update. Of course, only a select few of those devices will receive a MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo.
HTC headquarters, Hsintien, Taiwan. (Source: News4Europe)

HTC makes first step towards closure with workforce downsize in Taiwan

HTC is set to lay off 1500 workers from its Taiwan manufacturing unit by September. The company has seen a consistent drop in sales figures over the past year or so, and it’s about time we came to terms with the fact that the Taiw...
The LG G6. (Source: Digital Trends)

The LG G6 finally receives Android Oreo

The LG G6 is currently receiving its Oreo update. This is an update to Android 8.0 and, considering how long it’s taken to be sent out, will likely be the only major update the last-gen flagship receives.
Motorola Moto Z3 Play

85% Motorola Moto Z3 Play Smartphone Review

Return of the modular design. Motorola sticks to the modular principle with its Moto Z series and releases the newest generation of the mid-range model in the form of the Moto Z3 Play. Due to the new processor and a dual camera setup, expectations for this newest model are high. Find out in our review whether these expectations are met.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 | Qualcomm Adreno 509 | 6" | 156 g
A German engineering student has designed a case that deploys protective springs when dropped. (Source: Pre-view-online)

No more cracked screens? German engineering student designs an 'airbag' for your phone

A German engineering student has designed a 'mobile airbag' case that protects your phone by detecting when it has been dropped and deploying springs to cushion the fall. The prototype has won a national mechatronics award in Germ...
The Galaxy X phone is rumored to integrate a 7.3-inch display that measures 4.5-inch when folded. (Source:

Foldable Samsung Galaxy X smartphone to get 7.3-inch screens and flexible batteries

Latest rumors claim that Samsung's first foldable phone - the Galaxy X - will be getting flexible batteries with capacities between 3,000 and 6,000 mAh. The foldable 7.3-inch OLED displays that will be featured with the Galaxy X a...
Moto Z Play Android smartphone gets Oreo update on Verizon Wireless early July 2018

The Moto Z Play gets Android Oreo on Verizon Wireless

The mid-range version of the Moto Z flagship, Lenovo's Moto Z Play has been unveiled back in August 2016 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow onboard. Now, the Verizon Wireless variant of this Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-powered smartphone ...

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