Recently, Qualcomm has published a blog post titled “Moving beyond processors to platforms” in which the company outlines changes to the Snapdragon brand with an emphasis on no longer communicating about Snapdragon as a “processor,” but as a “platform.” Since we are going to hear about this often, I wanted to have a reference page on Ubergizmo. Read full post →What is the Snapdragon Platform?

The 2017 smartphone season has started with the LG G6, but high-specs fans have taken notice that the G6 uses a Snapdragon 821 chip (July 2016) and not a Snapdragon 835, which is the latest 8xx design from Qualcomm. Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be the first Snapdragon 835 handset, we did not know for sure what was the actual performance of that new chip was – until today. Read full post →Snapdragon 835 Benchmarks Show Galaxy S8 Potential

Another Mobile World Congress Conference (MWC) is ending. The 2017 Edition was exciting, and there was ample new tech to look at during this crazy week. Here are the products we thought were the most interesting at the show, sorted in no specific order. You find them to be available in many markets in the weeks to come, in the meantime, we provide a first look for most of them. We can’t wait for the 2018 edition of MWC! Read full post →Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2017

The green circle shows the Snapdragon 821 chip where the thermal paste is

The rumors were right: the new LG G6 uses a Snapdragon 821 and not a Snapdragon 835. The majority of potential buyers won’t pay that much attention to this, but savvier technophiles may wonder why LG did not integrate the latest Snapdragon 835 which was officially unveiled recently. There are multiple reasons, and here is our take based on some information gleaned from LG, and what we can gather elsewhere. Read full post →Why The LG G6 Uses Snapdragon 821 Instead of Snapdragon 835

LG’s announcement of the LG G6 is one of the highlights of MWC 2017 (don’t miss our LG G6 review). The general positioning that LG is taking in the premium space is to divide up its product line into the G-Series and the V-Series, with the G6 and the V20 being the current representatives.

The LG G-Series used to be what the market normally considers to be the “high-end” or “flagship” phone. The arrival of the LG V10 marked the split with that category, and the arrival of the G6 and the next generation V-Series, the trend will be more contrasted. Read full post →LG G6: Who Is It For?

With battery life/capacity being undeniably identified the top “must have” from customers, LG has upped the battery capacity of the LG G6 by ~18% (3300 mAh) from the LG G5 (2800 mAh). Not surprisingly packing such battery density may trigger questions about how safe this is, especially after the multi-billion dollars recall & termination of the Galaxy Note 7 due to faulty batteries. Since LG produces its batteries, it was eager to show the world that tests were more than serious. They are sometimes extreme. Read full post →LG G6 Battery Goes Through Rigorous Testing

Earlier last month we attended CES 2017, an event about consumer electronics in general. However if you were less interested in refrigerators, robots for the home, or the latest and most beautiful televisions, and are more interested in the mobile scene, then MWC 2017 is probably the event that you’ve been waiting for. Read full post →What To Expect At MWC 2017

qualcomm-snapdraogn-830-presentation-ny_06At CES 2017 Qualcomm officially introduces its new Snapdragon 835 SoC (processor) which will surely power a large number of high-end smartphones. We knew that it was coming, and this is now real. While the Snapdragon 821 was a “performance kicker” of the Snapdragon 820 chip, the Snapdragon 835 processor is built on the latest 10nm Samsung semiconductor manufacturing process, which is the second generation FINFET (3D) transistors for this category of products. Read full post →Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor Revealed

best-gifts-fitness-2016It’s almost the end of the year which means that it will soon be the New Year, which means that it’s time for New Year Resolutions again. If one of your New Year Resolutions is to be healthy, to lose weight, to build muscles, or to train for some sporting event, these are a list of gadgets that would make the perfect gift for yourself, or someone you know. Alternatively you can also check out our Best Fitness Apps (2016) if you’d like some app suggestions as well. Read full post →Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness (2016)

best-gifts-adventure-2016Most of us know that to preserve our gadgets, you probably should not be dropping them on hard surfaces, getting them wet, or taking them to places with extreme temperatures. But what does this mean for those who are more adventurous and need to go to places that aren’t exactly gadget-friendly? Thankfully there are manufacturers out there who have thought this through, and this list of gadgets might make the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life (or even yourself). Read full post →Holiday Gift Guide For The Outdoors & Adventure (2016)