OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition goes on sale in Paris September 22nd

A limited edition version of the OnePlus 5, designed by fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, will be launched on September 22nd at 10am CEST (4am EDT in the U.S.) during a Pop-Up event at the Colette fashion boutique in Paris. The design is called “the Callection,” while the full name of the handset is the OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition. This version of the OnePlus 5 will sport a blue power button, yellow mute/vibrate button, and a red volume rocker.  The design features writing on the back in script. Other Pop-Up events offering the phone will be held in Europe in the weeks ahead.

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5 tips and tricks to prepare your iPhone/iPad for the iOS 11 update

It’s iOS 11 update time, which means that your iPhone or iPad is about to receive a new coat of paing and a slew of useful new features and functionalities that will definitely change your user experience.
To make sure you run into zero problems when the moment comes and update your iPhone without any hiccups, we’ve compiled a list of a few things that you should take care of in order tо run into no issues!
1. Charge your phone

No one would initiate a major OS update with their …

The futuristic iPhone X is actually thicker than the iPhone 5

Back in the day, Apple was known for making each new iteration of their products thinner — the laptops, the iPods, iPhones, and iPads. However, there’s only so far you can go with the currently available tech and, for the past few years, Apple’s iDevices haven’t been getting skinnier. In fact, the lowest the iPhones went was with the iPhone 6, which reached a profile of 0.27 in (6.9 mm). The next year, Apple introduced 3D Touch and the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus grew by 0.2 mm or roughly 0.01 inch.

So, officially, the thinnest iPhone ever was the now 4-year-old iPhone …

Top 5 most disruptive smartphones in the last 10 years

Being evolutionary is one thing, but being revolutionary is another. After yesterday’s big iPhone unveiling, there are already murmurs about where the iPhone X stands in Apple’s long storied history. Several new changes are prevalent in the iPhone X, but the more we began to absorb all of the information that came out of its event, the more we question ourselves as to whether or not it’s the revolutionary, landmark smartphone that’ll set the bar for the next decade to come. 

Ten long years have passed since the original iPhone came roaring onto the scene, ushering …

Android Oreo update hits OnePlus 3 closed beta group, public beta for 3, 3T, and 5 coming soon

A new OTA update has become available to members of the OnePlus 3 closed beta group. With a size of around 800MB, the patch contains the eighth major version of Google’s mobile OS – Android Oreo. 
According to Android Police, the current build of the Oreo update is far from stable. Testers are experiencing connectivity issues, such as unstable Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth, non-functional NFC, and so on. OnePlus has advised users to report any issues that may arise during the trial period.
Apparently, …

Update champ: Nokia 5 first to get latest Android security patch, software yet to be released on Google's Pixel devices

HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, has been engaged in a peculiar competition with Google over the past few months. The Finnish company is ambitiously attempting to upgrade its devices with the latest Android software before anyone else, including the search engine giant who owns the entire mobile platform.

HMD’s intentions became apparent in July when the Nokia 6 was the first handset to get the Android security update for that month. Now, it appears that the Nokia 5 has overtaken Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices and has become …

Alcatel IDOL 5

The IDOL 5 is a mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone is equipped with a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card. Alcatel IDOL 5 sports a 5.2-inch IPS display with full HD (1080p) resolution and packs a decent 2,800 mAh battery. A 13(interpolated to 16)-megapixel camera is positioned on the back side, alongside a fingerprint sensor. There’s also a secondary 5(interpolated to 8)-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and video calls.

Alcatel Idol 5 hands-on

Usually, the bigger and better variant of a phone is announced during or a little bit after the standard one. For the case of the Alcatel Idol 5, however, its announcement comes months after the release of the Idol 5s. It’s a strange approach needless to say, but that’s exactly the case here. 
Looking at the Idol 5 and 5s side-by-side, there’s no surprise that two like very similar to one another. However, there are some minute differences to tell the two apart. On the surface, it shares the same 2.5D curved glass and metal construction, giving it a premium …

5 audio and video features that cement LG V30 as the ultimate media-centric Android

The LG V30 will be stocked at US carrier shelves very soon, but, unlike the V-series phones before it, this year’s edition will be released globally, as LG is seemingly very proud of its newest contribution to the flagship smartphone universe. 

Why, you ask? Well, the V30 may be the best thing that has happened to media creators and consumers in the Android camp for a while. If you are wondering why, just check out the unique media-centric features that LG’s excellent phablet effort has managed to stuff in the fairly compact for the 6″ screen size …

LG V30 vs Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5 vs HTC U11: Android heavyweights specs comparison

With the LG V30 now being official, the Android heavyweights space is getting more cramped than ever.
The brand new Galaxy Note 8, the excellent OnePlus 5, and the surprisingly-solid HTC U11 will be waging a war for consumers’ pockets come the next few months, and the LG V30 will have a tough mission ahead of itself, considering that Google will have the final say with the second generation of its Pixel phones.
But as for now, these are the devices that stand between the LG V30 and the path to success. Let’s see how they compare in …