Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung shipped 22.1% of all smartphones around the world in Q2 2017, maintaining its leading position in the smartphone market. This equals in 79.5 million devices or 1.9 million more than the same quarter of 2016. Samsung recovered from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco effortlessly, with 2% rise from 77.6 million units in April-June 2016. Apple is still second, but even though it shipped more units YoY, it failed to match the overall market

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

Antutus top ten best-performing smartphones of May take the average benchmark scores of all the tests run on Antutus benchmarking app during the entire month of May. This is the first month since the iPhone 7 Plus release that Apples fastest iOS device is no longer the fastest smartphone in the world. The HTC U11 has surpassed the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutus overall performance benchmark. With an average score of 180,079, the U11 is

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

The GSMA is a pan-European organization that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and as part of the MWC they also hold annual Global Mobile Awards or GloMo awarding the best tech companies in various categories. In 2017 they awarded statuettes to over 40 winners. We already told you that Samsung nabbed the Best Smartphone of 2016 prize, but now we learn that Sony has won the Best new smartphone award for their latest Xperia XZ

LG smartphones K-Series 2016

LG smartphones K-Series 2016

With cheaper processors becoming faster and more than enough for performing day-to-day tasks, more and more mid-range smartphones are starting to appeal to consumers. Like Samsung, LG seeks to unify all its mid-rangers with a recognizable branding. While the top of the mid-range offering, the K7 and K10, were revealed at CES last week, LG also has plans to make a K8, K7, K5, and K4. LGs tagline for its K-Series of smartphones is Find

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: The Smartphone With an Extra Dimension

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: The Smartphone With an Extra Dimension

Who would have thought a phone would come along that could make even the mighty Samsung Galaxy Note 4 seem boring? For all its top-notch features, the Note 4 lacks the one big thing that its new sibling brings to the market – a curved screen. It’s instantly iconic: the gentle glass that seems to flow right off the edge of what should be the front of this phone. The seamless continuation of pixels is truly remarkable,

Idea Ultra+: The Plain Jane Smartphone

Idea Ultra+: The Plain Jane Smartphone

Idea Cellular is primarily a mobile service operator, but it does sell handsets with the intention of promoting 3G data usage In India. There are of course benefits if you’re an Idea subscriber, but the phones are not locked to the company’s own network and can be bought freely and used by anyone. We have the new Idea Ultra+ with us for review today. It’s a budget-friendly device which should help encourage

Jolla Smartphone with Sailfish OS: A Taste of What Might Have Been

Jolla Smartphone with Sailfish OS: A Taste of What Might Have Been

Nokia’s rise and fall has been well documented by now, with the story punctuated by multiple missed opportunities and poor decisions. The unfortunate company, once a dominant force in the technology world and now owned by Microsoft, never managed to bring out a modern touch-friendly smartphone platform of its own and suffered as competition from Apple and Android manufacturers decimated it. There was

Phicomm Passion 660: Another Day, Another Chinese Smartphone

Phicomm Passion 660: Another Day, Another Chinese Smartphone

From being comprehensively dominated by Nokia just a few years ago, the Indian mobile phone market has come a long way. With the advent of smartphones, the market is now a free-for-all with a growing list of players. With India on track to become the world’s second largest smartphone market by 2019, everyone wants to get in on the action. A long list of Chinese companies are already present and well-established in

Lenovo A6000: A Budget Smartphone With Impressive Battery Life

Lenovo A6000: A Budget Smartphone With Impressive Battery Life

Even before major telecom players such as Reliance Jio and Vodafone roll out their 4G networks on a nation-wide scale, brands including Xiaomi, Micromax (Yu Televentures) and Lenovo are looking to introduce budget 4G-enabled smartphones in the Indian market. Looking at the enthusiasm of these companies we can be assured of one thing – at least someone is optimistic that 4G will be adopted rapidly. China-based

Vivo X5 Max: The Slimmest Smartphone Yet

Vivo X5 Max: The Slimmest Smartphone Yet

After reviewing two really slim smartphones, the Gionee Elife S5.1 and the Oppo R5, we finally got a chance to review the Vivo X5Max – the latest smartphone to claim the title of slimmest in the world. The battery life and heating problems we faced with the Elife S5.1 and R5 lead us to believe that in a bid to make slim smartphones companies are making certain sacrifices. Can

InFocus M2: How Low Can Smartphone Prices Go?

InFocus M2: How Low Can Smartphone Prices Go?

We have no problem with companies launching great products at low prices that force the competition to respond, pushing prices down across the board. InFocus is just the latest in a long line to attempt to do this, and it has chosen to begin at the very enticing Rs. 5,000 price point. InFocus is a pretty big name in projectors and has interests in all kinds of corporate communication and collaboration

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

Lenovo Smart Cast Smartphone concept

Lenovo Smart Cast Smartphone concept

Hate how small your smartphone screen is? Have you sworn off giant phablets? Lenovo may be in the process of inventing the perfect technology for you. The Lenovo Smart Cast Smartphone enables you to project images and video onto tabletops and walls. This means you may someday be able to turn any screen on your smartphone into a 10-inch-wide projection. But the Smart Cast isn’t just for passive viewing.

Lava Flair Z1 Android Lollipop smartphone launched

Lava Flair Z1 Android Lollipop smartphone launched

Domestic handset maker Lava on Friday launched the new budget Flair Z1 smartphone at a price of Rs.5,699. The smartphone, which will run on Android Lollipop, will come with a 5-inch display and will be powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core processor along with a 1GB RAM unit. The phone, which will have a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera, will come with 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 32

ZTE Unveils AXON Pro Premium Smartphone

ZTE Unveils AXON Pro Premium Smartphone

ZTE has unveiled their flagship Android smartphone, the AXON Pro. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU and it’s running Android 5.1 Lollipop. Other features include dual rear cameras (13MP and 2MP) with 4K recording, a 5.5″ 2560 x 1440 display and a 3000Ah battery. The ZTE AXON Pro comes in three colors, Phthalo Blue, Ion Gold and Chromium and it’ll retail $449.98. Here’s more info on the