Articles about smartphone

ZTE Blade Max View Review: Hands-onEditor's Pick
ZTE is coming back to life in the U.S. at full speed, after paying a $1 billion fee to the US government. The ZTE Axon 9 Pro, their first phone launched after the ban lift last August, is a very good flagship handset and we awarded it an Ubergizmo’s  , you can check the review here.The Blade series is ZTE’s mid-range lineup (as defined by ZTE), and last Wednesday (10/31/2018), […]

$201k Phone Bill Could Be Highest Ever In The US
Bill shocks are not new any more these days, but it also does seem as though education has worked as many people now do turn off their data connection whenever their smartphone is on roaming mode. While some of us have the benefit of a company phone account to burn even when we are overseas, there are many others out there who would like to minimize their bill as much […]

Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Is Smallest Android Smartphone Stateside
Do you remember the good old days of featurephones – simply called that because there were no smartphones in the market just yet? Well, there came to a point where the antenna was “lost” in the form of the Nokia 3210, and then followed by an ever shrinking form factor before the handset design decided to grow larger and larger again. Having said that, the advent of smartphones saw a […]

Smartphone Cover Capable Of Testing Water, Treating Food
Most of us would find our smartphones to be a truly indispensable part of our everyday lives, as we make use of it to keep in touch with the rest of the world through speech and text. Well, others might find this particular smartphone cover to be a real life saver, as it is capable of not only being a communications device protector, but also a water tester with the […]

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British Seals Get Smartphones
Now, the idea of fitting electronic devices to animals is definitely not a new thing at all, especially since technology has advanced to such an extent where we use them to locate the animals, no matter where they are in the world. This time around, we have British harbor seals that have been fitted with smartphones by scientists in an effort to stop the rather mysterious decline of the iconic […]

Campervan Catches Fire From Exploding Phone
While modern day batteries have definitely come a long way in terms of their technology and capacity, this does not mean that they are all that safe. After all, how many times have we read about a smartphone exploding (like this Sony Xperia T3 being the most recent example) or that of an electronic cigarette bursting into flames?

Nextbit Robin hands-on: a bold smartphone that embraces the cloud
Yesterday at CES 2016, we finally got the chance to spend some quality time with Robin, Nextbit‘s “cloud-first” smartphone, and came away quite impressed. As a refresher, Nextbit launched Robin last September on Kickstarter and raised over $1.3 million. The company, which is based in San Francisco, is made up of seasoned handset makers like ex-HTC designer Scott Croyle. Needless to say, it’s refreshing to see a phone getting successfully […]

Dave Chapelle's Chicago Shows Are Phone-Free
While we have devices that actually help to boost wireless signals in the home and at the office, certain places would be so much better off if there was a blanket ban on smartphones and other mobile communication devices. After all, how many times have your movie watching experience get ruined when the person close to you starts to yak away on a handset after attending to an incoming call? […]

Tinsel Launches The Dipper, Necklace Earphones for Women
Despite the huge success of the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones that sat the trend to wear huge cushions on the head, many people dream of discreet audio headset that blend into their elegant outfit.The Tinsel team understood that and created the Dipper, an elegant necklace that provides full audio capabilities with two elegantly integrated earbuds, a microphone and three-button remote control.

LG V10 Review: Sturdy+Expandable
As we reported yesterday, LG has made its new LG V10 phone official, so all the V10 specs etc.…. are out there. I had the opportunity to play with one, as described in the overview video below, and since I’ve added a great many hours of usage, so here’s my take on what the V10 is good at, and how it compares with other large-display phones currently on the market.

Research: Samsung Tops Mobile Phone Charts In Q2
There is a huge global market when it comes to smartphones, and with so many different manufacturers who have thrown their hat into the game, surely there are some who have fared better than the others. The most recent Counterpoint research numbers happen to show that Samsung is at the top of the charts, where they have managed to shore up the dropping sales figures of its flagship device, the […]

Meizu To Include Full HD Display In New Flagship
Having a QHD display does seem to be the norm these days for flagship smartphones, but it does feel as though Meizu is going to take a step back with their next flagship model touted to arrive with a mere 1080p display. This particular interesting bit of information has been made public by Meizu CEO Aber Bai over on Weibo today, where he claims that all Meizu would like to […]

Leaked Acer Smartphones Spotted
We have heard that Taiwanese manufacturer Acer working on unveiling a minimum of four new smartphones over at IFA that is kicking off in Berlin early next month, and here we are with a leaked photo of one of the handsets. It looks like the Android-powered Acer Liquid Z630 (which means it will not run on the Windows platform) will sport a rather generous 5.5″ 720p IPS display that should […]

Doogee F3 Bamboo Cover Withstands Heat Like A Boss
Not all smartphones are created equal, and no matter how tough a particular device is, you can be sure that it is not going to stand up to heat for long. Well, the Doogee F3 begs to differ, where this particular device has been touted to be the flagship model from the manufacturer. In fact, the handset is all set to arrive in a couple of models – namely the […]

Sony Could Reveal Xperia S60 And Xperia S70 Soon
When it comes to having a flagship device, most companies would need to have an icon to represent them, as it shows the pinnacle of the company’s technological and design achievements whenever possible. Having said that, Sony’s Xperia Z range of handsets have been pretty impressive to date, but here we are with whispers of the possibility of Sony actually rolling out not one, but two high-end smartphones that run […]

Audience Charges Smartphone On Broadway Set
Just how desperate are you to ensure that your smartphone remains nice and juiced up? While some folks would carry around a power bank to get the job done, others might have forgotten about that particular detail. For instance, the video above caught an audience member who actually climbed up onto a Broadway set in order to juice up his handset – right before the opening curtain.

UMI ZERO 2 Smartphone To Feature Dual Displays
Have you heard of the Chinese handset manufacturer UMI before? Neither have we, but it does look as though their latest device would be a smartphone that is worth checking out. After all, ever since the flip phone era ended, it is rather rare to see devices that come with two displays – the YotaPhone 2 notwithstanding, of course. UMI’s upcoming smartphone would be the new ZERO 2 device that […]

Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 Is Uber Thin
There is a race for the thinnest, fastest, strongest, most beautiful – you name it, you can more or less find it at one point or another in our human psyche. Where smartphones are concerned, thinnest or slimmest seem to be a standard that several companies have already aspired to, and Micromax is no different. In fact, they have jumped aboard the bandwagon by unveiling the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5, […]

Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G Smartphone Has An Iris Scanner
Japan is a fairly advanced country, and one of the things that impress many people (tourists here) would be the toilets – they are chock full with technology, you would find it rather hard pressed to get used to a regular toilet when you return home. Apart from that, Japan too, is a region where there are different kinds of smartphones available that cannot be found elsewhere, and the latest […]

Huawei P8 Lite Review
Already available in Europe, the sleek and affordable Huawei P8 lite was announced in London on April 15, 2015 alongside its high-end sibling the Huawei P8. The P8 lite has now been officially introduced in the US market and we had the opportunity to get our hands on it early on, during a private briefing with Zhiqiang Xu, President, Huawei Device USA and Haito Cui, Executive Vice President Huawei Device […]