User agent profile reveals new Sony smartphone (H8324)

User agent profile reveals new Sony smartphone (H8324)

A new Sony smartphone has been uncovered. Carrying a model number of H8324, the device has been spotted in a user agent profile, which also reveals 1080 x 1920 (16:9) display resolution. Take a look at the screenshot below: Sadly, nothing else is currently known about the handset, although now that it has started appearing in listings, we do expect to hear more about it in the weeks to come. Last

Some iPhone X units have faster LTE speeds than others, new study shows

Some iPhone X units have faster LTE speeds than others, new study shows

Apple has been trying to divorce itself from chipmaker Qualcomm in bits and pieces, which you may already know about from the headlines about the ongoing legal spat. You may not know, though, that one of the consequences of this staggered departure is that some iPhone X units carry Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem chips while others have XMM7480 chips made by Intel. According to a new study from Cellular Insights,

The date December 2 is crashing a lot of iPhones and iPads, but Apple has a fix

The date December 2 is crashing a lot of iPhones and iPads, but Apple has a fix

If you’ve woken up on Saturday, December 2 to find your iPhone or iPad randomly crashing, you’re not alone, as posts on Twitter and Reddit confirm. The problem centers on apps that use daily or repeat reminder settings, which apparently cause CPU use to spike before forcing a reset. Not ideal if you were planning to use your phone for something like making calls or idly browsing the internet today, but the good news is that

Top 10 phones of 2017: Best battery life

Top 10 phones of 2017: Best battery life

T he battery is the most constraining factor in smartphone design for manufacturers so a lot of buzzwords go into their ads, making battery life a difficult thing to shop for. Our reviews have detailed tests, but we decided to come up with a shortlist for those who just need the best, quickly. Here are the Top 10 phones of 2017 based on battery life. Our Endurance rating should give you a good general guideline, however a single number

Huawei Mate 10 Lite in for review

Huawei Mate 10 Lite in for review

Huawei unveiled the Mate 10, the Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Porsche Design at an event in Munich back in October, but a fourth member of the Mate family started reaching markets under the radar even earlier. It is the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, and it has just arrived for a review. If that name does not ring a bell, but the phone looks familiar, you may actually know it by Huawei Nova 2i in Malaysia, Huawei Maimang 6

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could arrive in a brand new color

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could arrive in a brand new color

Specs and features are all well and good, but when you pull your smartphone out of your pocket, what people are really judging you on is the color of your handset – and it sounds like Samsung could have a surprise in store for the Galaxy S9 device launching in 2018. Sources speaking to SamMobile say that the company is thinking about adding a purple option to the roster for next year, alongside the regular black, blue and gold options,

Project ZeroPhone: the ambitious DIY Raspberry Pi phone

Project ZeroPhone: the ambitious DIY Raspberry Pi phone

The growth of open hardware is undeniable and we’ve had high-profile smartphone projects appearing such as Purism’s security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 smartphone. The ZeroPhone project led by Arsenijs Picugins is no less ambitious but much less expensive. As we started this interview we noted, with some irony, his apologies for the intermittent mobile connection as he’s taking a break away from his home city of Riga to enjoy

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, having moved away from the metal rears of past generations, but according to a source at least one of 2018’s models might switch back to a metal rear. Speaking to Nikkei, the source, who’s apparently “privy to the company’s product designs”, said that Apple will launch a 6.1-inch LCD phone that will “probably” have a metal back available in several colors.

Sky Mobile is giving ‘Christmas gifts’ with phone deals, including headphones and tablets

Sky Mobile is giving ‘Christmas gifts’ with phone deals, including headphones and tablets

Ho ho ho! Sky Mobile is donning the metaphorical Santa’s hat and diving deep into its sack this Christmas, to offer a free gift with every mobile phone deal on its website this December. At the very least, you’re guaranteed a £16.99 voucher to spend at the Sky Store to stream films or TV box sets. But there are also more attractive gifts to potentially unwrap, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets (RRP £139), Sony h.ear

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro getting Oreo with EMUI 8.0 update

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro getting Oreo with EMUI 8.0 update

As promised EMUI 8.0 is being delivered to Huaweis Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro (also the Porsche Design model). This is the latest version of Huaweis Android customization, it is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The phones launcher around this time last year with EMUI 5.0 which was based on Android 7.0 Nougat (Huawei decided to rejigger the version numbers). Anyway, this new versions brings over many of the AI features that the the

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus surface again, come with Snapdragon chipsets

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus surface again, come with Snapdragon chipsets

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will arrive tomorrow. We already know how the phone will look, how it most likely will cost. Most of the specs were leaked on TENAA, while the MIUI 9 was announced by the company. Some of the specs were double-confirmed by a live photo which also revealed the Snapdragon chipset that will power the Redmi 5 phones. The Redmi 5 will arrive with 5.7 screen with the popular

Xiaomi looks for IPO next year

Xiaomi looks for IPO next year

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is set to go public next year according to Bloomberg. The phone vendor is already talking to investment banks about a possible initial public offering and hopes to raise at least $50 billion from the IPO. However, industry sources suggest that Xiaomi is being highly optimistic about its valuation.  According to the Bloomberg report, some executives have even been talking about raising $100

Razer Phone vs iPhone 8

Razer Phone vs iPhone 8

The Razer Phone and iPhone 8 aren’t entirely aimed at the same audience. The former being a likely niche device, built specifically for gamers, and the latter being as mainstream as mainstream gets. But they’re both high-end handsets with high-end prices to match and they both have serious gaming skills, so there will be some crossover in their appeal. With that in mind we’ve created this comparison, seeing how the

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition aimed at businesses

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition aimed at businesses

Today Samsung announced the release the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition in the US, which takes the core Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and stuffs it with options that should be appealing to business owners looking for a common smartphone for all employees. It’s an unlocked device as a result, with some of its chief attractions being Samsung Knox Configure and Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over the Air, which let IT administrators

Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1

Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1

After a few weeks of beta testing, Apple has finalized iOS 11.1 and made it available today for supported devices. This release doesn’t bring huge new features compared to iOS 11, which debuted last month, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Headlining iOS 11.1 are over 70 new emoji, including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, and gender-neutral characters.

Caviar introduces iPhone X Tesla with solar panel on the back

Caviar introduces iPhone X Tesla with solar panel on the back

The Russian company that makes customized iPhones with a golden plaque of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin now launched the iPhone X Tesla with a solar panel on the back. This is the second Caviar-modified Apple flagship this year after the meteorite-coated iPhone X in September. According to the company, you just need to leave your phone laying on its face, and the back gathers sunlight to charge the device. The

HTC U11+ almost became the Pixel 2 XL

HTC U11+ almost became the Pixel 2 XL

  HTC Android Google Rumors Googles new Pixel 2 devices are each manufactured by a different phone maker. HTC made the Google Pixel 2 while the larger Google Pixel 2 XL was contracted by LG. However, this was not the plan from the very beginning. A new report shines some light on a canceled device, one that would eventually be released as the HTC U11+ on the morning of November 2. According to The Verge a source familiar with HTC confirmed that the very HTC device that was announced early Thursday morning is synonymous with the Google device codenamed muskie. The muskie…

Class action lawsuit in the works against Google for Pixel 2 XL issues

Class action lawsuit in the works against Google for Pixel 2 XL issues

  Google’s Pixel 2, and the Pixel 2 XL more than that, have definitely bin hit by quite a few issues since their launch last month. While the bigger model has had more problems, some Pixel 2 units did exhibit weird clicking and whistling. On the other hand, various Pixel 2 XL phones have been caught suffering from burn-in, and even a “black smear”. Google may get in a lot of trouble over these things soon, as a law firm is currently investigating whether there’s enough to justify a class action against the company.   We’re talking about Girard Gibbs, which incidentally…

Huawei Mate 10 Pro to land in the UK on November 17 for £699

Huawei Mate 10 Pro to land in the UK on November 17 for £699

Huawei’s Mate 10 lineup is rather confusing for more reasons than one. If you live in the UK, however, rest assured that you won’t have to scratch your head trying to decide between the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. That’s because only the latter model will be officially available in the UK. The Mate 10 Pro is now said to arrive on November 17 for a price of 699, in SIM-free and unlocked form. At the current exchange rates, that equates

Xiaomi announces the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite

Xiaomi announces the Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite

Xiaomi had an event today in India where two phones were introduced within a new smartphone series – the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and the Redmi Y1 Lite. Both phones might be part of new series, but they are already familiar. The phones are the global versions of the Redmi Note 5A Prime and the Redmi Note 5A, released in September in China. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has a 5.5 LCD with Full HD resolution

Best phones of 2017 in India: the 10 top smartphones we’ve tested

Best phones of 2017 in India: the 10 top smartphones we’ve tested

Alternatively, if you prefer Google’s OS, then our best Android phone roundup should be right up your alley. 2016 was a stellar year for smartphones, and 2017 is shaping up to be even better. The launches of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL late last year mean that the humble smartphone is destined to become faster, more powerful and even more versatile than ever before. Here at TechRadar,