Tag Archives: Phones

Counterclockwise: computer makers fail at making phones time and again

Apple started as a computer company, but is currently one of the most influential smartphone makers out there (in fact, most of the company’s profits come from the iPhone). However, Apple is the exception – most computer companies struggled and gave up the phone-making business. HP is the largest PC manufacturer in the world. It even found success in the ... Read More »

The Best Mobile Phones of 2018

We’ve seen a lot of great phones in 2018 but only few have managed to pass our stringent tests and come out with flying colours. We have the usual suspects and some rather unsuspecting entries too, which have managed to wow us with their performance and versatility. All the phones we’ve chosen have been reviewed by us and have ranked ... Read More »

Flipkart Sale Offers on Mobile Phones Include Discounts on Redmi Note 5, Honor 9 Lite, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Ahead of Flipkart sale, offers on various handsets revealed There will be discounts on Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X, Honor 9i, and others Flash sales will also be conducted Days after detailing deals on Google Pixel range, Flipkart has now revealed offers on other devices for its Big Shopping Days sale that is kicking off on May 13. The four-day sale will bring the Honor 9 Lite, Honor ... Read More »

LG G6, G6+, Q6, and X charge are now Amazon Prime Exclusive phones, cheaper with ads

The latest smartphone brand to join Amazon’s Prime Exclusive program is LG. Starting today, you can order four LG handsets through this arrangement, where you pay less for devices but have to put up with ads on the lock screen. The LG G6+ can be yours for $499.99 in this system, the G6 is priced at $399.99, the Q6costs $229.99, and the X charge is $149.99. Per ... Read More »

Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Schedules for Google Pixel, Nokia, OnePlus, Lenovo, Asus, Micromax, and Other Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for Pixel and Nexus smartphones Some OnePlus, Asus, Lenovo, HTC phones have been confirmed to get it Major brands like Samsung and Sony are yet to announce their plans Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on ... Read More »

Samsung Bixby Comes to Galaxy A7 (2017), Tipping Integration in Mid-Range Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Only the South Korea Galaxy A7 (2017) variant has got Bixby support It lacks Bixby Voice, and there’s no prominent hardware button as well This could hint at the arrival of Bixby on mid-range Samsung smartphones After many rumours and leaks about a promising voice assistant, Samsung finally launched Bixby AI assistant with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ devices earlier ... Read More »

TCL, Vertu Partner to Manufacture 30,000 Luxury Mobile Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Vertu strikes a deal with TCL The deal is worth $40 million 30,000 Vertu phones to be made Luxury phone brand Vertu on Tuesday announced its agreement with TCL Communication which will let the former use the latter’s smartphone technology for its Vertu-branded phones. The partnership will enable Vertu and TCL to come up with a new line of ... Read More »

Prison smuggler: ‘I brought mobile phones in for criminals’

Drones are seen as an increasingly popular method for smuggling drugs and mobile phones into prisons, but having prison staff bring in contraband is also an effective route for prisoners. A conversation with a prison inmate about football led James Almond to break the law himself. The then prison worker was chatting about his favourite team Manchester United, when the ... Read More »

Apple sells more Plus phones in Q4 2016 than ever

Apple is about to reveal its financial results for 4Q 2016 and they may contain a surprise – the company sold more iPhone 7 Plus units than any of the previous Plus-sized handsets. The company decided to equip the 7 Plus with more cameras, better battery life and more RAM than iPhone 7 and the result is said to be ... Read More »

Sony might unveil a 4K, SD835 flagship at MWC, along with four other phones

Keeping to its usual schedule, MWC 2017 is now just about a month away. Excitement over at camp Sony is pretty high and the official event time is already set – February 27, at 7:30 GMT. There have been a few renders and photos floating about recently, but nothing really all that revealing. Well, a new source now claims to ... Read More »