The Uber-G Camera HW Score
An overview of what the Uber-G Camera HW Score (Hardware) is and how it can be used as a proxy for mobile camera performance.

Uber-G Camera Score Logos and Awards
In a market where more than ~1000 phones are released every year, consumers need a way to quickly know about the performance of smartphone cameras, the #1 feature that affects purchase decisions according to OEMs we talked to.To quickly guide potential buyers, we communicate our Uber-G Camera HW (hardware) and Uber-G Camera IQ (image quality) scores with a series of color-coded logos and awards.Ultimate mobile cameras: the best of the […]

Quad-Bayer Camera Sensors For Better Photos
The Quad-Bayer pixel structure is a specific sensor pixel layout that allows for three distinct modes: two-exposures HDR, quad-binning and normal. It has been introduced in phones such as the Huawei P20 Pro and has recently made more noise with the introduction of new handsets such as the Honor View 20 as the OEMs publicize this advanced feature in their communications.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Pedal To The MetalEditor's Pick
During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.

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Heavy Photo Filtering Destroys Data. ForeverEditor's Pick
Some smartphones use intense in-camera automatic image filtering, well beyond what is necessary to capture the scene’s color and details. The real issue with aggressive filtering is that it can irremediably destroy data on the only copy of the photo you’ll ever have.

Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2019Editor's Pick
Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products and technologies we’ve seen at CES 2019, in no particular order!

Night Photography: Brighter Is Not Always BetterEditor's Pick
Excellent low-light photography is the most sought-after quality in a smartphone camera. For many users, it has become a proxy for “how good” a camera really is, and therefore a proxy of its (monetary) value.

What is Snapdragon Elite Gaming?
During the Snapdragon Summit 2018 introduction of Snapdragon 855, the term Snapdragon Elite Gaming has appeared for the first time. Let’s go over what it means as this terminology will probably be used often going forward.

Snapdragon 855: Everything You Need To KnowEditor's Pick
On December 4, Qualcomm teased the world by unveiling the high-level features of their new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855.

What Is GPU Turbo For Huawei and Honor Phones?Editor's Pick
GPU Turbo is a Graphics Processing optimization feature for certain Huawei and Honor smartphones. We explain what it is and how it probably works.

Ubergizmo’s Best of IFA 2018Editor's Pick
The past few days were intense at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. There were tons of interesting products to look at (and try!), and after checking out everything we could, here are what we think where the most impressive products at IFA, sorted in no particular order.This year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab S4 ahead of the show, so follow the links to that […]

IFA 2018: What To ExpectEditor's Pick
IFA 2018 #IFA18 will be upon us in a couple of weeks. The event will be kicking off from the 31st of August to the 5th of September in Berlin, Germany and it should be host to a ton of new product announcements from companies, ranging from mobile devices to smart home appliances, and more.We would like to thank our IFA 2018 main sponsor, Lenovo. They will surely have interesting […]

Leica History: From 35mm Rangefinder Camera To Huawei P20 Pro Triple LensEditor's Pick
Huawei invited us to visit their partner Leica headquarters in Weltzar, Germany, to show us what the legendary camera maker is all about and to discuss how they managed their engineering collaboration to deliver the AI-powered triple-lens camera of the P20 Pro smartphone.

Best Icon Packs For Android
Android is all about flexibility and customization. You can choose to change the appearance of your home screen or you can completely change your phone’s default font style. Installing an icon pack is one of the most popular changes which often involves installing a third-party launcher as well. But, there are tons of icon packs at the Google Play Store but fret not, we will help you with the decision […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Release Date, Specs, Features & NewsEditor's Pick
Every year without fail, Samsung will release a new Galaxy S phone which is part of the company’s flagship lineup of smartphones. This year gave us the Galaxy S9, and next year we expect that there will be the Galaxy S10.However what makes next year’s phones more anticipated is the fact that they will be the 10th smartphone in the Galaxy S lineup which we reckon Samsung will want to […]

Google Duplex AI Calls: We Tested ItEditor's Pick
Unveiled at Google I/O 2018, Google’s AI system for accomplishing real-world tasks over the phone called Google Duplex, will make its live debut this summer. We talked to it while in Mountain View, California, and it works just as demonstrated during Google’s developer event reveal.

iPhone X (2018) Release Date, Specs, Features & NewsEditor's Pick
Following the introduction of the iPhone X in 2017, many are undoubtedly curious to see what this year’s iPhones are going to bring to the table. Will Apple continue pushing out iPhones that feature the old design, or can we expect to see all of Apple’s 2018 iPhones feature the edge-to-edge display? Below are all the rumors and leaks that we’ve heard and seen to date, along with what can […]

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Release Date, Specs, Features & News
Unless Google drastically changes their plans, it’s almost a guarantee that Google will be launching new Pixel handsets this year, presumably the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL. Below are a compiled list of some of the rumored changes that we’ve heard about, along with what we might be able to reasonably expect.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Release Date, Specs, Features & NewsEditor's Pick
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be the next flagship smartphones from Samsung that is expected to be launched later in the year. Samsung has not officially announced everything but it has not stopped the rumors or leaks from finding their way online, all of which have been compiled into this article.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 PC Processor LaunchedEditor's Pick
At Computex 2018, Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 850, a processor and platform dedicated to Windows 10. Snapdragon 850 will be the technological foundation for upcoming Always-Connected PCs, continuing the trend launched by laptops such as the Lenovo Miix 630, Asus NovaGo and the HP Envy X2.