the Honor Play has nearly no competition as a phone that can drive demanding games on a good 6.3” display. That is a great product positioning.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ReviewEditor's Pick
Like clockwork, Samsung releases its Galaxy Note 9 to push the envelope of the whole Galaxy Series 9 for the remainder of 2018. The Galaxy Note continues to be the company’s technologically leading smartphone with an emphasis on things that require more power and battery: productivity, creativity, multimedia and even games/VR.
OnePlus 5T ReviewEditor's Pick
The OnePlus 5T launched in November 2017, just five months after the release of the OnePlus 5, and was initially built for the Premium market. At launch time, the OnePlus 5T was priced at $559 for the 8 GB RAM/128 GB and $499 for the 4GB RAM/64 GB (at publishing time, it is found at $460 on Amazon).
LG G7 ReviewEditor's Pick
After our initial look at the LG G7 ThinQ (we’ll call it LG G7) we had time to look at several firmware updates and test it with the latest firmware available to customers. We also had face to face time with LG engineers and product marketing personnel who contributed to building this phone. They provided invaluable information and insight into the goals, challenges, and results of all the work that lead […]
Nokia 8 ReviewEditor's Pick
The Nokia 8 was the first flagship smartphone from HMD Global, the Finnish company that bills itself as “The Home of Nokia Phones.”It’s a handset of many firsts for the company, the first to feature ZEISS optics, the first flagship to be milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium, and its first handset with a Snapdragon 835 chip.It was up against the 2017 crop of flagships which included […]
Sony XPERIA XZ2 ReviewEditor's Pick
A phone full of technological prowess, if you can look past its design and weight. The Sony XPERIA XZ2 is not the no-brainer choice, but has pluses worth checking.
The Huawei Y9 was unveiled in March 2018 and was initially aimed at the Low Mid-Range market ($150-$250). At publishing time, the Huawei Y9 was priced at around $230 USD. This is an extremely competitive price point where there is a lot of competition, and therefore a lot of potential alternatives. Let’s see how this handset fares, here comes the full review.
Honor 10 ReviewEditor's Pick
The Honor 10 smartphone has just launched in London. It is a higher-end handset than the Honor View 10 we reviewed in December. The Honor 10 is part of the N-Series, which is the flagship series that is created to bring “the best of fashion, craftsmanship, and engineering together,” according to Honor. Part of the engineering effort is the new AI Camera that powers this handset. Let’s take a deep […]
The Honor 7X was released in the USA on December 5 2017 and was initially geared towards the lower-midrange market ($150-$250). At publishing time, we estimated that the Honor 7X would cost around $200 USD but since the phone is not in the retail channels yet, we cannot be certain. Here’s our review of the Honor 7X.
The Honor V10 was launched on Dec 5th, 2017 and was initially targeted at the Premium market. At publishing time, the Honor V10’s price was estimated at $450 USD (estimated price by Ubergizmo, the official price will be released later by Huawei and its retails partners). Although this product was built to address the Premium market ($450 to $600), keep in mind that many products will shift segments as their […]
HTC U11 life ReviewEditor's Pick
With a strong showing in the form of the HTC U11, HTC now wants to trickle down the same kind of technology and design into the ~$350 price range, where there is typically more sales Android phones volume. With a strong showing in the form of the HTC U11, HTC now wants to trickle down the same kind of technology and design into the ~$350 price range, where there is typically […]
Essential Phone Review (PH-1)Editor's Pick
Even before Essential shipped its first product, the hype was mile-high. As a company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, it was normal that the expectations were through the roof. The Essential made its debuts in September, shortly after the Galaxy Note 8, and just ahead of the new iPhones. With a clearer vision of the smartphone landscape going into the Holiday season, we review the Essential Phone (model PH-1).
The Huawei Mate 10 is official, along with the Mate 10 Pro and the Mate Porsche Design edition. Although they have small variations, they do share a lot in common, and the new Mate 10 will provide a user-experience baseline which is slightly sublimed by the two derivatives. We spent some time with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, so let’s take a more in-depth look at how good […]
The LG Q6 was released in July 2017 and was initially geared towards the entry-level market. At publishing time, the LG Q6 had not yet been officially priced in the USA. However, this product was designed to compete in the ~200-250 USD range. I’m not sure how to call that (lower-mid-range?) but keep in mind that many products will move positioning as their price decreases over time.With that price in […]
#IFA2017 The Moto X4 was released in early September 2017 at IFA/Berlin and was originally targeted at the mid-range market. The main features include a dual camera, hands-free support for Alexa voice assistant, Tempow Audio profile (TAP) a unique technology that allows to stream audio to four devices simultaneously. But what really sets the Moto X4 apart is its impressive, unique, and shiny new design!
The Galaxy S8 Active was released in August 2017 and was initially targeted at the high-end rugged phones market. At publishing time, the Galaxy S8 Active was priced at USD 849 (exclusively from AT&T). Even if this product was created to address the high-end market, the reality is that many products will shift segments as their price are pushed down over the years.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ReviewEditor's Pick
Galaxy Note fans can celebrate! After a dry 2016, the Galaxy Note 8 has finally launched in all its glory and Samsung did not disappoint. The 6.3” Super-AMOLED display is a huge step up from the previous 5.7” one, and this latest design maximizes the potential of Samsung’s infinity display.Equipped with the latest mobile computing tech, the Note 8 is also the company’s first high-end dual-camera phone which promises excellent […]
LG V30 ReviewEditor's Pick
#IFA2017 – As we head into the holiday season, most companies will complete their line of products to compete. The LG V30 is the 3rd generation of LG V-Series handset, a line of product that is designed for power users and the creative types. While the LG G6 aims to please the largest number of people, the LG V30 specifically targets those who go off the path, taking time to […]
Now that the HTC U11 has been formally introduced, we can confirm that HTC continues to compete at the very high-end spectrum of the Android smartphone market. After launching the HTC Ultra and HTC U Play, the company was bombarded with questions about what handset would take over the HTC M10. The HTC U11 carries that legacy, and the name leaves no doubt about the filiation of this new leading […]
The Sony XZs is a high-end device just announced at MWC 2017 which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip. Sony has optimized it for value-to the user, and this device isn’t meant as winning any “specs war” — that role is fulfilled by the Sony XZ Premium, which is powered by a Snapdragon 835 and features a 4K display. Don’t miss our review of the XZ Premium either.The […]