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,

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Strategy Analytics have tallied the numbers and discovered that the average selling price (ASP) of Samsung phones during the April-June quarter was the highest in the last three years – $235. The analysts attribute this to strong sales of the Galaxy S8 duo. Last year, the ASP was $232, dropping to $227 in the second half of the year when the Galaxy Note7 was supposed to take over as the new flagship. The historic high, however, was

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

UPDATE: Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, with its truly glorious 4K display, has made it onto our list of the 10 best Android phones in Australia! Read on to find out why it made the cut! Apple may have kickstarted the smartphone revolution when it launched its very first iPhone back in 2007, but it was Google’s Android operating system that truly took it mainstream. With an open platform and multiple manufacturers using

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

Moto phones sold in China may soon run ZUK’s custom software

Moto phones sold in China may soon run ZUK’s custom software

Lenovo runs three smartphone brands semi-independently – its own Vibe line, the Moto phones and the ZUK brand. It has considered many different ways to brings Vibe and Moto together (to leverage Motorolas better brand recognition), but in a surprising move it has ported the custom ZUK interface to Moto phones. The Moto Z flagship and Moto Z Play mid-ranger specifically, currently being used by 25 beta testers. It seems that (for now

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is counted to 10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is counted to 10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?

You can no longer get the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so if you want a smartphone with the stylus, you’ll have to dial it back to the Galaxy Note 5. Don’t worry, there was never any Note 6, so this phone is only a year old and still incredibly powerful. Its 5.7-inch screen gives you ample room to doodle with the S Pen, and while it’s certainly bigger in the hand, than the Galaxy S7, its curved back makes

Nexus: Verizon to manage Android updates to Pixel phones it sells

Nexus: Verizon to manage Android updates to Pixel phones it sells

The Nexus brand was always about the pure Android experience with quick updates from Google. When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus made it to Verizon, that Google experience turned to a nightmare for updates. The same phone was only able to get updates whenever Verizon felt like releasing them, so they came with delays. That being said, Verizons Galaxy Nexus stopped getting updates at Jellybean 4.2.2, meanwhile, the GSM unlocked version of

Google Pixel Phones

Google Pixel Phones

 After Google’s launch event today in San Francisco, I had an opportunity to get my hands on its new Pixel and Pixel XL phones. My initial impression is that they are decent-looking, well-made phones. Google took a more active role in creating these phones than previous Nexus devices, taking the lead not just in hardware selection, but design as well. Using quality displays

Android 7.0 Nougat update hits Android One phones

Android 7.0 Nougat update hits Android One phones

Google rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat over-the-air update for Android One devices. A reader of ours points out that the Cherry Mobile G1 is one of the many Android One phones that has the update on queue. Android 7.0 Nougat is ready to be installed on Android One phones Similarly to what happened with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android One devices receive the latest software update the day after Google releases

Two curved Mi phones spotted online, likely Redmi 4 units

Two curved Mi phones spotted online, likely Redmi 4 units

The Redmi series is one of the most attractive lineups on the Android market lately. Combining great pricing with good performance and design, they are a really tempting offer for anyone who’s actually able to get them. The Redmi 2 and Redmi 3, along with all their variants and most notably the Redmi Note lineup have really been setting sales records lately and it only makes sense for Xiaomi to keep the show going.

Best cheap phones in the US for 2016: Buying Guide

Best cheap phones in the US for 2016: Buying Guide

Update: There’s a new No. 1 best cheap phone and, no surprise, it’s from Motorola. Were reviewing more budget phones than ever, so stay tuned for additional comparisons and ranking changes. The best cheap phone in the US is a complicated find. Even in 2016, carriers still love to lock you into contracts for budget phone prices, only to have you pay the full amount back in high monthly fees.

Top 10 phones of the week 26

Top 10 phones of the week 26

One of those weeks when nothing ground-breaking happened reflects on our Top 10 chart too. That said, there are still minor movements, including a shift at the podium. The Motorola Moto G4 Plus has nudged the OnePlus 3 into 4th, taking its third position from last week. The Galaxy J7 (2016) is runner-up again, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is in its customary top spot. Scrolling down, you’ll find some more

Here’s when Google will likely unveil new Nexus phones, Android Marshmallow

Here’s when Google will likely unveil new Nexus phones, Android Marshmallow

Google sent us a not-so-cryptic announcement about an event happening at the end of this month, which is when we’ll likely see new Nexus phones, its Android operating system refresh and more. On September 29, the Alphabet company is hosting a presentation that asks invitees to “join us for tasty new treats and much s’more.” It doesn’t get much “s’more” obvious than that. We’ll be there when it all goes

94.5 percent Chinese use mobile phones

94.5 percent Chinese use mobile phones

The number of Chinese mobile phone users accounted for 94.5 percent of its total population by the end of June, latest data revealed. In the first half, China saw 6.88 million new mobile phone users, bringing the country’s total mobile phone users to 1.29 billion, the ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT) said in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, the ratio of mobile phone