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

GM6 is a new Android One phone that features selfie flash and fingerprint sensor

GM6 is a new Android One phone that features selfie flash and fingerprint sensor

A new Android One phone has been announced. Coming from Turkish manufacturer General Mobile, the GM6 is powered by MediaTek MT6737T SoC with quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 5-inch HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The camera department is handled by a 13MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter with selfie flash. Measuring 144 x 71.3 x 8.6mm and weighing in at 150g, the phone

LG’s latest phone patent wraps its screen all the way around the top

LG’s latest phone patent wraps its screen all the way around the top

LG just secured a patent for a new smartphone concept that wraps the screen clear past the top side of the handset all the way to the back. Published only a couple of days ago, the patent shows the screen covering both the front and back of the device – essentially making it two-sided using just one display. The patent only covers ownership of the wraparound screen concept, calling it “ornamental” in the description, meaning

Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer: How to Get Reliance Jio SIM Without Lyf Phone

Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer: How to Get Reliance Jio SIM Without Lyf Phone

  HighlightsReliance Jio is still offering free SIMs to ‘test’ its network Commercial launch is a few months away, says Mukesh Ambani Users get free access for 3 months, maybe longer if the launch is delayed Reliance Jio has introduced the Jio Happy New Year Offer, extending all the free services introduced with the Jio Welcome Offer till March 31, 2017. While the Jio Welcome Offer customers will automatically be moved to the Happy New Year Offer, new customers will have to buy a Jio SIM in order to enjoy free data, voice calls and other services that the company is providing.…

HMD officially takes over the Nokia phone business

HMD officially takes over the Nokia phone business

Starting today, HMD Global Oy is now the home of Nokia phones and tablets. The exclusive license extends 10 years forward and covers the whole world (sans Japan). Nokia, the company, will receive royalty payments for Nokia-branded products made by HMD (for both the name and for the intellectual property used). Its important to note that Nokia, the company, is not an investor or a shareholder in HMD. That said, HMD is a Finish company

Samsung dragged to court over exploding Galaxy phone, and no it’s not Note7

Samsung dragged to court over exploding Galaxy phone, and no it’s not Note7

As if the exploding Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was not enough, Samsung is facing another embarrassing situation: a Galaxy S7 edge unit caught fire in the owner’s pocket, “causing him second and third degree burns.” The incident happened when owner Daniel Ramirez was working at a construction site in Ohio. Reports say the phone was in his right front pocket when suddenly it started “whistling, screeching, and

A $600 Xiaomi phone coming this year

A $600 Xiaomi phone coming this year

Known for offering specs-heavy devices at affordable rates, Xiaomi is planning to launch an expensive phone this year. The handset’s price will be around RMB 4,000, which translates into $600 at current exchange rates. Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang made the revelation. He, however, stressed that despite its high price point, the device will still offer more value for money. Sadly, there’s currently nothing

Funker W5.5 Pro is a Windows 10 phone with 5.5-inch display and 13MP camera

Funker W5.5 Pro is a Windows 10 phone with 5.5-inch display and 13MP camera

Spanish smartphone manufacturer Funker has launched a new Windows 10-powered smartphone. Dubbed W5.5 Pro, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 410 chipset with quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and sports a 5.5-inch (1270×720 pixel resolution) display. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a 2,600mAh battery. In terms of camera, the W5.5 Pro features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front

Best phone 2016: the 10 best smartphones we’ve reviewed

Best phone 2016: the 10 best smartphones we’ve reviewed

Number 10: HTC One M9 Update: It’s 2016! And while we’re waiting for Mobile World Congress and the impending influx of this year’s flagship handsets, we’re still using the best phones from 2015. That includes the stunning new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P handsets. But how do they compare to the new iPhone, and where does Sony’s latest, the Xperia Z5 fit in? This update will explain all… Here at techradar, we

Xolo Win Q900s: Windows Phone 8.1 With a Local Twist

Xolo Win Q900s: Windows Phone 8.1 With a Local Twist

Microsoft really hasn’t had much success with its Windows Phone platform in the four years since its launch. Despite some neat tricks a very unique look, Windows is in no way a direct threat to Android or even iOS at this point. The problem has been an inability to build up momentum – customers haven’t exactly rushed to stores to buy them, developers haven’t found enough of a reason to invest time and energy in creating

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM: Windows Phone 8.1 Made Affordable

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM: Windows Phone 8.1 Made Affordable

Long before the widely praised Moto E, the fairly competent Asus Zenfone 4 or the new crowd favourite Xiaomi Redmi 1S took the budget smartphone market in India by storm, there was one phone that stood out – the Nokia Lumia 520. This phone was a surprise hit for both Microsoft and Nokia, and it introduced first-time users to a polished smartphone experience without having to dig deep into their pockets.

New charging tech will refuel your phone in half an hour

New charging tech will refuel your phone in half an hour

Qualcomm has launched its new charging technology for mobile devices, Quick Charge 3.0, and it’s coming to a smartphone near you very soon. Quick Charge 3.0 is built into the firm’s Snapdragon processors, and the latest incarnation will be able to charge your smartphone from zero to 80% in just 35 minutes. It’s 38% more efficient than the previous entry, Quick Charge 2.0, and twice as fast at charging

Smartphone for the Price of a Feature Phone

Smartphone for the Price of a Feature Phone

According to TRAI, a staggering 960 million mobile phone connections exist in India, with the rural market accounting for nearly 50 percent of them. It’s expected that rural India will surpass urban India in mobile phone penetration soon, making it the market that every company is gearing its strategies to cater to. And if there’s one thing we’ve all learned, it is that the rural market thrives on low-cost, value-for-money

iPhone 6S / 7 release date, news and rumours

iPhone 6S / 7 release date, news and rumours

iPhone 6S / 7: Release date, news and rumours Here at TechRadar, we’re a pretty giving bunch, so we’ve done Tim Cook’s crew a favour and shown them how the iPhone 7 should look. Well, given it’s nailed on to actually be the iPhone 6S this year, we’ve taken the view of improving what’s already there, rather than giving it the complete overhaul we’re going to see in 2016. The big changes are quite simple:

Phone awards: It’s all wireless for Best Innovation

Phone awards: It’s all wireless for Best Innovation

One of the highlights of working on TechRadar is the opportunity to see the top new technology coming through. There’s always new, exciting and sometimes revolutionary tech coming into the fold, and this year has been no exception. That’s why we’ve created the Best Innovation award at the TechRadar Awards 2015. This one is all about the tech that’s going to make awesome things more awesome in the mobile world as

Snapchat’s latest update is killing your phone’s battery

Snapchat’s latest update is killing your phone’s battery

Update: Since first publication, Snapchat has pushed through another update on Android but it doesn’t seem to have fixed the problem. We’ve even found a few more cases of Snapchat draining the phone battery hard. Those using the LG G4 seem to be suffering from the battery drain and some people on Reddit have also claimed it is affecting the Nexus 6. Our testing on the HTC One M9, iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s