32GB Apple iPhone 6 (2017) to launch in Europe next week wearing Space Gray

Last week, we told you that Taiwan Mobile had launched the 32GB Gold Apple iPhone 6, which has been dubbed the iPhone 6 (2017). Since the original Apple iPhone 6 was released with 16GB/64GB/128GB of storage, Apple filled in the gap by offering a model with 32GB of storage, and is issuing the phone as a limited edition. The device isn’t being offered by Apple, nor is it available at the Apple Store or online.

Taiwan Mobile is offering the iPhone 6 (2017) in Gold only, for the equivalent of $435 USD; iOS 10 is pre-installed, compared to iOS 8 which came out of the box with the original model. …


Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review

Introduction
For a third time in a row, Samsung starts the year by releasing three new mid-range phones of the Galaxy A series, and the 2017 edition of the lineup is the most impressive yet. Samsung has made three phones that have an exceptional look and feel, just like its most expensive phones, and the new Galaxy A3 (2017) is the most compact, the most affordable and the cutest of the three.

The new A3 (2017) is a 4.7-inch phone with a Super AMOLED display and a look nearly identical to that of the Galaxy S7 with the same stylish glass and metal construction, and even the same high …

The LG K8 2017 is US Cellular's first cheap Android Nougat phone

US Cellular recently started selling the LG K8 2017, a very affordable handset that comes to replace the K8 2016.

Previously released via T-Mobile and MetroPCS under the name LG Aristo, the LG K8 2017 can be purchased from US Cellular for just $49.99 on prepay (after a $100 online discount), or for $5 per month over 30 months. As you’d imagine, this is not exactly a powerful smartphone, but, at this price level, you shouldn’t expect it to be anyway.

The K8 2017 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and runs Android 7 Nougat out of the box, being US Cellular’s second Nougat …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) battery life test shows some interesting results

The Galaxy A3 (2017) is Samsung’s new and smallest member of the affordable A series. A 4.7-inch phone with tiny bezels, it’s smaller than an iPhone 7 (yet not quite in iPhone SE territory), but still packs some impressive features like a stylish glass-and-metal design, IP 68 water protection, the new Samsung interface and more.
The new A3 also packs a 2,350 mAh battery, which may sound small, but let’s not forget that this phone has an HD display and features Samsung’s new and more power efficient Exynos 7870 system chip. With all the excellent …

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review

Introduction
Samsung released a pretty strong entrance in the mid-range Android segment with the waterproof 2017 A-series trio, and now we have the largest of them all – Galaxy A7 – to check out on. It shares specs with the A5, which we already reviewed – 14nm Exynos chipset and two 16 MP cameras – but has a half an inch longer display diagonal and a 20% larger battery. Will these warrant the price difference between the two for big screen aficionados? Let’s find out…

What’s in the box:

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) model SM-A720F/DS (dual SIM)User Manual and warranty leafletsSim …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) unboxing and first look

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is the new affordable small phone around. It’s not quite iPhone SE sized, but it also does not have a tiny display: the new A3 (2017) comes with a reasonably compact 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a flagship grade glass-and-metal design with water resistance.
And it’s just landed in our office! This means it’s time to quickly unbox it to see what is inside this minimalistic white Samsung box and take a first look at the phone itself.
But first, let’s take a quick look at the specs of …

The Russian government trolled Sarah Jessica Parker and 2017 is the weirdest year of our lives

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You’d think the strangest story of the day would be two Hollywood stars-turned-politicians, fighting over their shared reality TV gig, but…you’d be wrong. 

The Russian government is trolling Sarah Jessica Parker. 

To be fair, the Sex and the City actress started it, on Thursday, with a bit of her own trolling, posting a meme someone made of her, playing her Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw, doing a pitch-perfect impression of Carrie’s narrative voice: 

I had to. Don’t know the provenance however whoever you are, thank you. X, sj

A post shared by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on Mar 2, 2017 at 1:44pm PST Read more…

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Analyst says all 2017 iPhones to feature Lightning ports and fast charging

There has been a bit of confusion going around as to whether or not the new iPhones released this year will feature Lightning ports or not. First, there was an oddly-worded WSJ story that seemed to indicate that Apple was switching to USB-C (although we’re not totally convinced about that), but now a respected analyst is claiming the Lightning port is staying but with a new trick.

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities isn’t always right in his predictions about Apple, but he’s right often enough to be taken seriously when speaking. Kuo claims (as we guessed) that rather than changing …

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) spotted again ahead of official launch

The Galaxy J7 (2017) is a mid-range smartphone that will make its debut in the United States in about a month from now. Many carriers in the country will pick the yet unannounced Galaxy J series handset but under different names.

For example, Verizon is expected to launch the smartphone on April 10 as Samsung Galaxy J7 V, while Tracfone will sell it as Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro. Other carriers like AT&T and U.S. Cellular are likely to offer the Galaxy J7 (2017) as well, but the names they will use for the phone are unknown for the time being.

Recently, the smartphone was spotted …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium wins "Best New Smartphone" award at MWC 2017

It might go as a surprise for some that Sony got home with one of the biggest GSMA awards at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. Given the fact that the Japanese company hasn’t changed too much design-wise, and it’s even forced to disable features on its smartphones in some markets, Xperia XZ Premium’s award is quite the achievement.

GSMA recently announced the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has won “Best New Smartphone” award at MWC 2017. The second 4K smartphone launched by Sony, the Xperia XZ Premium is the only flagship introduced at MWC that packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

The …