Meizu m3 note: Launch

Meizu m3 note: Launch

With every year, we tend to see quite a few launches happen in the first two quarters as the cycles in supply chains align for mass production to start around this time. We’ve already seen a number of new products from Huawei, LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi. Meizu is the latest company to join this list with its announcement of the m3 note. With a 6061 aluminum unibody design,

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Launch

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Launch

Today in London, Huawei has launched the latest devices in its P-series line. The P9 and P9 Plus take cues from the previous P8 but also some hardware moves over from the Mate 8 in the form of the SoC base design. The two models come in various memory and storage variants to the EU and Asia, though some colors and high-end storage configurations will be Asia only. The new P9 and P9

Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors

Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors

Surface Pro 5 features Update: We’ve included early information and imagery detailing a purported new Surface Pen patent filed by Microsoft earlier this year. Read on below! The impressive (if a bit troubled) Surface Pro 4 is only a few months old, so naturally we technology lovers are already thinking about the fifth edition of Microsoft’s laptop-killing tablet. In fact, rumors of a Surface Pro 5 release

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Updates

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Updates

Introduction and design Update: Sure, everyone is fawning over theSurface Pro 4these days. (And rightly so – it’s pretty stellar.) But, considering what you might need from a PC, you might not have to plunk down a huge wad of cash for Microsoft’s best yet. In our bout ofSurface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3, you’ll be surprised by just how close in performance the two devices are. Meanwhile, surely you’ve seen how we’ve

HP Spectre: The World’s Thinnest Laptop

HP Spectre: The World’s Thinnest Laptop

  HP has announced its new Spectre laptop – the world’s thinnest 13.3” notebook. Despite its miniature size, the Spectre uses Intel’s Core i5/i7 microprocessor, a PCIe-based SSD, a full-size keyboard as well as an advanced audio system developed by Bang & Olufsen. To build its new notebook, HP had to use a number of innovative technologies, although to make the system so small and thin it had to

Panasonic Lumix GX85: Announce

Panasonic Lumix GX85: Announce

Panasonic has launched a new compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the LUMIX DMC-GX85. The GX85 has a 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor without a low pass filter, which improves the detail by 10% over Panasonics previous 16 megapixel sensors. The camera also includes in-body 5-axis image stabilization. The shutter mechanism employs a new electromagnetic drive to reduce the shutter shock and sound. The

Nextbit Robin: Review

Nextbit Robin: Review

Introduction and design There are thousands of smartphone models out there, and for the most part they all look much the same, and operate in much the same way. The Nextbit Robin is different – it looks different, and with cloud storage baked into its very OS it works differently too. Even the way in which the phone came into being is different, with the fledgling company taking to Kickstarter to fund

Oculus Rift facing shipment delays; company offering free shipping to make up

Oculus Rift facing shipment delays; company offering free shipping to make up

Oculus Rift shipments started more than a week ago, with the company’s co-founder and CEO Palmer Luckey himself making the first delivery. Sadly, the company has now revealed that it’s facing component shortages due to which estimated shipping dates for some of the pre-orders have been impacted. However, to make up for the inconvenience, the company has said that it’ll be covering shipping and handling

ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Deluxe surface in possible renders

ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Deluxe surface in possible renders

Asus struck gold with the ZenFone 2, which despite its naming disaster and veritable model chaos managed to deliver big in the value department with powerful hardware and an affordable price point. Naturally, fans have been waiting anxiously for the Taiwanese giant’s next step since and by all accounts, it should come in the shape of the ZenFone 3. We have already heard quite a bit about the handset, including some TENAA listings,

LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Yes, we know we sort of did that already, and the G5 lost. But last time around it was just after announcement, and now that the reviews are out, there’s firmer ground to make an informed opinion. That, and also now it’s the LG G5 versus the non-edge Samsung Galaxy S7. The smartphones are priced identically, share some of the hardware (particularly if you’re in the States, where the S7 comes with a Snapdragon 820 inside) and are overall

iPhone SE: Updates

iPhone SE: Updates

Our full iPhone SE review is coming soon, as we just finished an unboxing video of Apple’s small, but brand new phone. Here are our thoughts so far – now with more picutures! When the world zigs, you zag. Buy low, sell high. When the entire smartphone universe skews big, you reinvigorate the small. That, in a nutshell, is the mentality behind the iPhone SE. It’s a phone for those that love the smaller size

New HTC 10 video teaser says we should expect “the best BoomSound yet”

New HTC 10 video teaser says we should expect “the best BoomSound yet”

The latest HTC 10 teaser is here, ladies and gentlemen. And like one of those from last month, this is all about audio. However, this time around we’re thankfully treated to more than just a cryptic image. It’s a full video teaser, this, and it expands upon the “we’re obsessed” theme that we saw in the company’s first ever video teaser for the HTC 10. Though obviously this obsession has everything to do with “bright, fat, crisp” sound

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Introduction Pentax is one of the big traditional photographic brands to make the transition from film into digital camera manufacturing and it always seemed likely that it might one day make a full-frame digital SLR. However, it wasn’t until February 2014 that the company announced that it was planning to take that step. And now, after two years of seeing mock-ups under glass domes at trade shows, we finally have the Pentax

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Introduction and design Sony Xperia Z5 Compact released in the US in February, albeit with minor changes. All of these are reflected in our new review. The Xperia Z5 Compact stands alone: Sony is the only Android manufacturer making a small high-end phone right now. That means that it could be the last stand for compacts. If the Z5 doesn’t deliver, it’s likely to be the last time we see top specs in a scaled-down

Meizu PRO 6: New  Announces

Meizu PRO 6: New Announces

Today Meizu launches the new PRO 6. The company had launched the PRO 5 only last September so this is a significant change in the release-schedule of the PRO series as we see the new unit come a mere 7 months after its predecessor. The “Pro” series initially debuted with the MX4Pro which we reviewed last year, since then Meizu has dropped the MX name to better differentiate between the “premium”

Apple iPhone SE: Time-saver edition

Apple iPhone SE: Time-saver edition

  IntroductionThe iPhone SE is a perfect fit for a time-saver review, it seems, as Apple didn’t come up with a new design or new internals. Instead, the innards come from an iPhone 6s, while the design is a direct copy of the iPhone 5s. While on paper this sounds like a great combination, it’s not exactly breaking news, is it?One way to interpret this move is to conclude Apple is taking the easy road and is merely recycling an existing chassis design to produce a lower-cost iPhone without hurting margins. Another possible interpretation is that they are reviving the iconic iPhone…

Huawei Honor 5C gets TENAA certification

Huawei Honor 5C gets TENAA certification

The Huawei Honor 5C has passed TENAA certification, but the Chinese regulator has since removed the phone’s page from its website. Nevertheless, we have the confirmed details and the Honor 5C looks like a nice addition to the company’s mid-range line-up. The Honor 5C is built around a 5.2″ 1080p display and has an aluminum body with 2,900 mAh non-removable battery . At the back, there’s a fingerprint sensor while

HTC 10: A Fresh Start

HTC 10: A Fresh Start

At this point it’s probably not a secret that HTC has been struggling for the past few years. While the One M8 was a solid upgrade to the One M7, it was unfortunate in the sense that it did not resolve the problems that the M7 had. HTC made a leap in extending the One’s core strengths of an aluminum unibody design, dual front-facing speakers, and generally polished user experience,

New Apple Watch to look similar to the first one, analyst says

New Apple Watch to look similar to the first one, analyst says

If youve been holding off on purchasing an Apple Watch because you are waiting for the second-generation model, you might be (or might not be) surprised to learn that the new Apple Watch will probably look much like the original one. Apple might be taking a similar approach to the iPhone when it comes to launching a successor meaning we might see something along the lines of Apple Watch S Ming-Chi Kuo quoted an investors meeting held

Samsung DDR4 Memory Using ’10nm Class’ Process Tech

Samsung DDR4 Memory Using ’10nm Class’ Process Tech

 Samsung Electronics has started to manufacture DDR4 memory using its new ’10nm class’ production technology. ’10nm class’, by definition, implies sub-20nm but without fully disclosing the methodology, similar to the first sub-20nm NAND production that used 1x/1y terminology. By using a sub-20 nm fabrication process, this typically helps a company make ICs/DRAM cheaper,

Sony Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact are getting official Marshmallow

Sony Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact are getting official Marshmallow

Sony is delivering on its promise dating back to October last year to bring Android Marshmallow to the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. After a Beta build was released a month ago, users of the smartphones are starting to receive the official update. The firmware, carrying a build number 23.5.A.0.570, brings the OS version to the latest 6.0.1, and includes the February Android security patch as well as the latest camera