Moonshots: T-Mobile does a Galaxy S9 unboxing and shares first camera samples

Leave it to T-Mo to do flamboyant unboxing of the world’s newest flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which are not only carrying the best of what their predecessors had to offer in terms of design and features, but have addressed their shortcomings, too. 

They move the finger scanner around, add variable aperture cameras, and garnish it all with a faster chipset, at much the same prices as last year, at least on US carriers. Perhaps that is why T-Mobile does the unboxing in low gravity, and even offers sample photos done with the S9 – you know, moonshots.

The Big Barcelona Camera Comparison: iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs Note 8


Mobile World Congress is just about to kick off, but we’ve already been here for a day and we have wasted no time. Walking down the iconic La Rambla main street and sightseeing the Sagrada Familia and the rest of the amazing buildings by Catalonia-born Gaudi, we also took some pictures.
And yes, we had a fancy camera with all the bells and whistles, but we would not be PhoneArena if we just used that. Instead, we had our pockets full of phones.
To help us capture the beauty of Barcelona in photos we had the:
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Alcatel's 5 new budget phones: 18:9 screens, special camera features, face unlock, Android Go

Alcatel has always been committed to offering devices that give users more for their money. TCL Communication — Alcatel’s parent company — will usually have an “affordable flagship” in their lineup, followed by a few midrangers and an entry-level device that are easy on the pocket but try to offer more than what you would expect.

So, MWC 2018 is here, and Alcatel is ready with its new portfolio. Aside from the flagship Alcatel 5, it includes an entry-level phone and three distinct midrangers. Let’s take a closer look at them!

Alcatel 5
The super-affordable flagship, …

Real deal Galaxy S9 and S9+ smile for the camera

After seeing the Galaxy S9 in working condition the other day, straight out of the Vietnam factory that makes the models destined for US carriers, today Samsung’s upcoming flagships leak in a bit more detail.

From the front, they look almost identical to the Galaxy S8, at least we can’t really tell much of a difference, or if the bezels are indeed thinner than the S8 and S8+ like the rumors suggested. Flip these puppies over, though, and quite a different picture is painted, and we don’t mean the new lilac and what seems to be a darker gray, colors.

The S9+ indeed sports a dual camera …

Huawei MediaPad M5 10 leaks out with a huge camera cutout

We are already en route to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) expo in Barcelona today, but if leaks continue this way, there will be only personal impressions about fingerprint smudges to relay to you, as, after the Galaxy S9 design popped up in glorious high-res, now the best tablet of the expo has also been revealed.

Huawei won’t introduce its new flagship smartphone at MWC 2018, but it will be unleashing a new wave of tablets under the MediaPad brand, and these won’t be your typical Android slates of yesteryear, it seems. What you are seeing below is the MediaPad M5 10, with …

Apple demonstrates how to make the most out of your iPhone's camera in new video tutorials

We are certain the vast majority of iOS users have already mastered the ins and outs of the iPhone camera app, but when it comes to more advanced photography and videography-related techniques, you can never have too many tutorials and guides.

One can always learn something new everyday, and today, Apple has a pretty good chance of giving a few pretty important bits of knowledge on how to use your iPhone’s camera to your best advantage and master artistic black and white photography, overhead product shots, and finally, ace the timing of your slow-mo videos in post-processing.

The …

Nokia 8 Pro with Snapdragon 845 and a penta-lens camera might be in the works

A “pro” version of the Nokia 8 is reportedly in the works, powered by the speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and sporting five cameras at the rear. Yes, five.

According to NokiaPowerUser, HMD Global, the parent company behind the rekindled use of the beloved Nokia brand, could be preparing a more advanced version of its current flagship and we might theoretically see this one at MWC 2018 though the device is allegedly prepped for an August-September release. As a reminder, Nokia will attend the important trade show in Barcelona, Spain, and will host a keynote event on February …

There's a 360-degree wearable camera that is absolutely demolishing its Kickstarter goal


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We live our lives from Instagram story to Instagram story, and we have the ability to capture some truly stunning imagery to garner those sweet, sweet likes. With 360-technology where it is now, we can literally capture every angle around us for some truly epic pics and videos. From floating rotating cameras to 360-camera add-ons for your phone to a phone that already has a 360-camera built-in, we’ve definitely evolved from the old days of panoramic picture. Read more…

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Guardzilla 360 is a connected security camera with a 360-degree coverage range

Connected cameras have transformed the way we monitor what goes inside of our homes, but the Guardzilla 360 is a brand-new security camera that provides users with a full 360-degree view. That’s certainly different for a fixed camera, especially when the majority of offerings have wide-angle cameras that can cover a pretty decent range, but this one does offer a bit more coverage.

First and foremost, it’s a peculiar looking thing for a security camera, seeing that its pyramidal-esque shape is certainly uncommonly. In the middle, there’s a 1712p HD fisheye lens that provides 360-degree coverage …

BlackBerry receives patent for a new camera design

BlackBerry has received a patent from the World Intellectual Patent Organization (WIPO) for a new camera design. The application was filed on December 23, 2016 and the patent was granted three days ago. The title of the patent is “Electronic device and method of controlling same for capturing digital images,” and deals with a camera system that would work on a handset with a slide-out QWERTY similar to the BlackBerry Priv.

The camera would be on the back of the smartphone on the outer housing of the device. The rear part of the sliding QWERTY would feature another lens that would work in …