Deal: Save $70 on the unlocked Sony Xperia XZ at B&H

Although it’s not really a good idea to go on a shopping spree just a few weeks before Black Friday, there may be some good deals out there that won’t available anymore at the end of the month.

If you’re looking for a mid-range smartphone that costs less than $350, the Xperia XZ is a solid choice if you don’t want to wait until next week for better deals on other brands.

Sony Xperia XZ (F8331) is now on sale at B&H for $70 off, so you’ll be paying $305. An almost 20% discount on the last year flagship is decent enough, especially that it brings the …


iOS 11.2 will allow your iPhone to charge faster wirelessly: 7.5W of Qi goodness

According to a tip revealed by accessory maker RAVpower, the upcoming official release iOS 11.2 will be the software update that will unlock faster wireless charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. It looks like the feature is already part and parcel of the iOS 11.2 beta, which is available to developers and adventurous folk alike, and is enabling all three iOS devices to get topped up by at 7.5W by compatible Qi wireless chargers.
As a reminder, all new iPhones support wireless charging, but as of iOS 11.1.1, which is the latest official software, …

Four cameras, bezel-less display, low price: it's the Doogee Mix 2

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2017 has been a great year for smartphones. Not only because we saw a drastic jump towards the futuristic bezel-less designs that used to be just a dream, but also because said designs are quickly making their way down to the lower, more affordable tiers. And, as you probably know, there are some manufacturers out there, for whom “budget” doesn’t necessarily …

These paid Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab them while you can!

If you love to customize your Android phone, you might be pleased to hear that several icon packs that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. Typically, the price of these icon packs is $1 or more, but now it’s possible to download them free of charge.

This assortment should give you some ideas for your next custom home screen masterpiece, just make sure you pick a nice wallpaper to match. Keep in mind that the freebie period on some of these ends soon, so act swiftly!

You can get a preview of each icon pack in the gallery above. …

Samsung releases a second Android Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 in the US, here's what's new

Certain Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the US and the UK have been eligible for the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for a couple of weeks now, allowing willing users to partake and test out all the new features that Samsung has thrown in its TouchWiz Samsung Experience software. Actually, the second beta version of the software is already rolling out in the US after being launched in the UK the week before, introducing a slew of new features that you need to know about.

Build number G955USQU1ZQK6 of the software intros a host of new clock styles for Always On Display, which are a …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review


Boy has it been one busy fall season so far! All the major players in the smartphone space have announced their offerings for the upcoming holiday season, including Huawei, who is banking on the Mate 10 Pro to make a splash stateside. On paper, Huawei’s high-end is looking like a solid contender, but it is surely going to face stiff competition from direct rivals in the space – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel 2 XL, and Apple iPhone X, to name a few. So let’s find out how the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will fit into the mix.
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Ditching the line’s previous formats, the …

Grab a bunch of premium Android games, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

Looking for some great new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several titles that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.

This collection features several different genres, so we’ve made sure to include a video (where available), gameplay image, and a description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.

Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (November 14th), some of these …

The OnePlus 5T price may be pretty close to its predecessor's

Hot on the heels of CEO Pete Lau’s tweet that the OnePlus fans will “appreciate what’s coming” despite that the “cost of smartphone components is rising,” comes a new leak which claims that the upcoming 5T handset will cost the same as its predecessor. In fact, the source posted what it says a table with the OnePlus 5T model pricing, allegedly sourced from a local carrier, which shows two versions of the handset will be in play, just as the rumors suggest.

The 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage model carries the $505 equivalent price tag, while the 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage high-ender …

The best compact phones of 2017

In 2017, the concept of what a “compact phone” could be was flipped around and old notions were shaken up. Since the introduction of the 18:9 aspect ratios, saying that a phone’s display has a 5.7-inch diagonal size doesn’t really mean that you’ll be holding a large phablet in your hand. On the contrary — it might just be a nicely narrow, easy to wield phone.

So, in this new age of smartphones, what is to be considered a small handset? Manufacturers have been stubbornly sticking to a 5-inch minimum for most of their screens in the recent past, which made it hard …

Security woes as backdoor in OnePlus devices is discovered, allows for easy gain of root access

A potentially dangerous backdoor in multiple OnePlus devices has been just unearthed by a knowing developer, revealing a hidden app that can be potentially used to gain root access and take control over the device.
Dubbed “EngineedMode”, the app has been created by Qualcomm to most certainly test out hardware, but OnePlus has taken it to itself to tamper with the app, customize it, and preload it on a plethora of devices, including but not limited to the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T. The app gives unprecedented access to a host of security-sensitive …