Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs iPhone 7 Plus quick camera comparison

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs iPhone 7 Plus quick camera comparison

Earlier this week Sony had us over at an event promoting the pending launch of the Xperia XZ Premium – their flagship phone. We had already had a few hands-on sessions with the XZ Premium around the MWC 2017 back in March but now that Sony is getting ready to release the phone, we finally got a unit that we could play with as much as we wanted. The event’s venue on the sunny Troia peninsula in Portugal offered us a great

Meizu Pro 7 specs leak through source code

Meizu Pro 7 specs leak through source code

There hasn’t been much talk about the rumored Meizu Pro 7 but that may soon change. The people over at GizChina.it have managed to obtain and dig through some source code to extract some interesting specs. Those include the deca-core Helio X30 chipset and what could prove to be a dual camera on the back.   The source code lists the Sony IMX386 (12MP), the Sony IMX286 (12MP) modules as well as a Samsung

Details about a “mini” LG G6 stir some rumors

Details about a “mini” LG G6 stir some rumors

A report from TechnoBuffalo discusses some details about an unannounced, unheard of device that LG had been working on, one that would look like the companys flagship G6 device. The document obtained by TechnoBuffalo suggests that LG will be selling a miniature version of the LG G6. Since the LG G4, there has been some kind of mini version of every flagship before the G6; the G4c and the G5 Mini. The report mentions the device will

Counterclockwise: phone storage through the years

Counterclockwise: phone storage through the years

This time we decided to take you for a trip down memory lane – literally! We will recall some of the best phones throughout the years that allowed you to carry massive amounts of data – photos, videos, music and anything else. We start our story in 2005 since thats when phone storage started growing in earnest. So let us re-introduce you to the Nokia N91, which had room for as much as 8GB. That impressive number was achieved

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales hit 55 million milestone

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales hit 55 million milestone

Samsung has managed to sell more than 55 million units of its Galaxy S7/S7 edge flagship smartphones till date. This was revealed by market research firm Strategy Analytics in a new report. The first quarter of the ongoing year saw the South Korean tech giant selling 7.2 million Galaxy S7/S7 edge units, the report noted.   In total, Samsung sold 92.8 million handsets in the January-March period, of

LG, Samsung & Best cheap phones 2017: our top budget mobiles

LG, Samsung & Best cheap phones 2017: our top budget mobiles

Update: We’ve now included the Wileyfox Swift 2 in our best cheap phone list – scroll down below to see where it has ranked – plus we’ve said goodbye to the Vodafone Smart Prime 7. In the past, the term ‘best cheap phones’ was usually a warning, rather than a tempting proposition, with shoddy build quality, sluggish performance, laughable screen resolution and woeful cameras. But this isn’t the past, this

iPhone 6 Updated Review

iPhone 6 Updated Review

Introduction and design Update: iPhone 6 is still being sold and it’s on the iOS 10 update roadmap for September. This review has been revised to account for the new software and the release of the iPhone SE. Why do we have the Apple iPhone 6? Well, back in 2013, despite record sales, the Cupertino brand was heading for a fall. The brand had been trading on the same phone for four years, and something big was needed

LG G6 on T-Mobile getting its first update

LG G6 on T-Mobile getting its first update

T-Mobile, which was the first among US carriers to start shipping LG G6 pre-orders, has begun pushing out the first update to the device as well. Arriving as software version H87210e, the update weighs in at around 124MB. Sadly, there’s currently no information on exactly what changes are included in the update – the update notification just says “this release includes various updates.”

iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

It’s time for another churn at the ol’ iPhone rumor mill, as another report points to a potential new feature coming to Apple’s next handset, the iPhone 8. A Barclays investment report appears to hint at three new iPhones expected to come out this year with True Tone displays, according to MacRumors. If true, this would mean that the (yet to be announced) iPhone 7S/7S+ and/or iPhone 8 may get displays that

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Well, that was quick. It’s April 1, and Samsung has already started rolling out the security patch for the month. The update – arriving as build number J320FXXU0AQC3 – is currently hitting Galaxy J3 (2016) units in Europe. Some regular bug fixes as well as device optimizations are included as well. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile,

OnePlus 3 and 3T’s latest OxygenOS Open Beta brings a ton of changes

OnePlus 3 and 3T’s latest OxygenOS Open Beta brings a ton of changes

OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and 3T (iterations 13 and 4, respectively). It’s a pretty extensive list of changes that have been done this time, too. It starts with an all new launcher, complete with redesigned app drawer and settings interface. OnePlus has thrown in a status bar network speed icon, Gaming Do Not Disturb mode, auto Night mode, and a Secure Box for file encryption.

BlackBerry Keyone gets delayed until May or later, new BlackBerry tablet may be on the way

BlackBerry Keyone gets delayed until May or later, new BlackBerry tablet may be on the way

When TCL finally announced the BlackBerry Keyone at MWC last month, the official release time frame for the handset was said to be April. However, it now looks like the QWERTY-endowed Android smartphone might get delayed by at least one month. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the following regarding the Keyone at the company’s earnings call earlier: The second one, that TCL announced at Mobile World Congress which is the physical

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

The Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ have started getting a new update. Arriving as build number 32.3.A.2.33, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of March – the security patch level says March 1, 2017. Although there isn’t yet an official confirmation on it, the update is also said to fix the audio issues that were introduced with the Nougat update. The Nougat update

Xiaomi Mi 6 box says 30MP camera inside

Xiaomi Mi 6 box says 30MP camera inside

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is due to be unveiled sometime this month (April 16 has been mentioned) and there’s no shortage of leaks claiming to detail the upcoming top-end device. Well, here’s a new one. What is allegedly the Mi 6’s retail box comes with a full specsheet on the back and we’re immediately drawn to that 3000 number. Our fluency in Chinese is debatable (not really, we don’t know the least bit of it), but we’ve learned so much as

Samsung Galaxy S8 stock wallpapers bunch

Samsung Galaxy S8 stock wallpapers bunch

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were announced this past week and we spent some time with the two – check out our first impressions if you’ve somehow missed those. We’re now in a new state of absence of leaks, but we can fill that vacuum with some wallpapers. While you can’t have an S8 to enjoy them on just yet, you can trick out your S7 and pretend it’s the real thing. Click on the thumbnails below and then on the magnifying glass

Sony Xperia X includes new audio engine

Sony Xperia X includes new audio engine

Sony has started rolling out a new update to the Xperia X units that are part of the Japanese company’s Concept for Android program. The update arrives as version 38.3.1.A.0.91 and brings along several changes, including a new audio engine. “It’s a nice new mix of SONY’s Audio Effects Engine and Googles integrated MusicFX app,” the official change-log for the update says.

Samsung Galaxy S8 uses two different camera sensors

Samsung Galaxy S8 uses two different camera sensors

It turns out that Samsung is using two different sensors for the back and front camera in the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Units have been spotted using a Sony IMX333 sensor and a S5K2L2 ISOCELL sensor made by System LSI, a subsidiary of Samsung. The same goes for the new 8MP autofocus front-facing camera – underneath the optics is either a Sony IMX320 unit or an ISOCELL S5K3H1. The different cameras share the same

LG G6: Snapdragon 821, 18:9 Display, IP68 Waterproof

LG G6: Snapdragon 821, 18:9 Display, IP68 Waterproof

Today in Barcelona, LG officially unveiled the G6, the next installment of the venerable G-series that’s now classified as a lower-end flagship below LG’s V-series. Like the G5 before it, the G6 receives a significant makeover, with an all-new design, a bigger display, and updated hardware. In an effort to boost sales last year, LG modernized the G5’s

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

As a member of Xiaomi’s more affordable Redmi series, the Note 4 does not have a curved screen, a ceramic body, or the latest flagship hardware like Xiaomi’s more expensive models, but it does pack a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 13MP camera with PDAF into a solid-feeling aluminum chassis. This report is more concerned with its