2017 Apple iPhone units might lag compared to rival handsets

It would appear as though Apple’s 2017 iPhones are going to have connectivity speeds lagging behind competing handsets. While iPhone rivals will be able to run at a download speed of as much as one gigabit per second, an issue that Apple is having now with its modem suppliers could very well have a negative impact on the iPhone later this year. Qualcomm can sell to Apple right now a modem that will support 1 Gb/sec data speeds. While Intel is working on a modem with similar capabilities, it won’t be ready for the next iPhone models, which are expected to be unveiled in September.

There are …

Twice as many app publishers reach the million-dollar mark on the App Store compared to Google Play

According to a recent report by market intelligence company Sensor Tower, more app publishers are likely to make their first $1 million in annual revenue on Apple’s App Store, rather than Google Play. Sensor Tower’s data shows that 66 iOS app publishers reached this milestone in 2016, while only 39 managed to achieve the same on Google’s online storefront.

Further, the data shows that the number of publishers who made their first million over the last year on the U.S. App Store has nearly doubled over 2015. Tower Sensor’s report takes into account in-app revenues, …

How tough is the sapphire edition HTC U Ultra? See it scratched and tortured in this video, then compared to other products

Earlier this year, HTC launched an oddball of a premium phablet — the HTC U Ultra, with a 5.7-inch main display and an extra ticker screen on top (a la LG V20), super-shiny finishes, and a missing 3.5 mm headphone jack (despite the device being quite large). To top it off, the company also announced that there will be a special edition of the phablet, which would rock a sapphire glass screen — allegedly the most unscratchable material for a screen that you can make.

Now, as we know, sapphire glass panels are super-hard to make — a couple of years ago, Apple hired …

This month's Alcatel Idol 5S leak shows the handset compared with last year's Idol 4

It seems that once each month the unannounced Alcatel Idol 5S appears in a story of some sort. Back in February, the sequel to the Alcatel Idol 4 was discovered on the Geekbench site with the Helio P20 chipset from MediaTek under the hood. The MT6757CH carries an octa-core CPU, and the Mali-T880 GPU; the phone went through the test with 3GB of RAM inside and Android 7.0 pre-installed. In March, the Alcatel Idol 5S was spotted on the GFXBench site, this time with a broader list of specs.

Some of the new information we learned from GFXBench last month included the 5.2-inch size of the display, …

Best smartphone cameras compared: Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 edge, LG G6

What do you call a turtle that’s taking up photography classes? A snapping turtle!
*ba-dum tss* 
Yeah, coming up with great puns may not be my strongest skill, but that’s fine. I’m pretty sure you’re not here for the comedy. So let’s get to the point, then. That Samsung Galaxy S8+ – is its camera any good? 
Of course it is. Samsung knows how to make a good smartphone camera. But so do Apple and LG. A question much more difficult to unknot is which of these three companies …

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel and HTC 10: cameras compared

Several days ago, we published a camera comparison between HTC’s latest high-end Android phone, the HTC U Ultra, and three other phones known for their great cameras, namely the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the LG G6, and the iPhone 7 Plus. The results – Samsung’s flagship from last year took the top spot, followed closely by the LG G6. Тhe Ultra finished in third place and the iPhone 7 Plus was just a step behind it. So yeah, perhaps the U Ultra isn’t the ultimate cameraphone, but we’re not done comparing its camera capabilities just yet. For today’s camera comparison, we have it …

Best smartphone cameras compared: HTC U Ultra vs Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6

Not long ago, we had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC U Ultra – the company’s most-recent high-end phone. Long story short, it does not quite tick all the right boxes a $750 phone should, but the flashy design does impress, and the camera performed pretty well during our testing. Now it is time to focus on that main 12MP shooter the U Ultra boasts – more specifically, to compare it against some of its rivals.
For the purposes of this camera comparison, we took the HTC U Ultra, the Galaxy S7 edge, the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG G6 out for a camera …

Where to pre-order the LG G6 in the US – carrier prices and promotions compared

With the exception of T-Mobile, all the national US carriers have started pre-orders for the LG G6. On the side of retailers, only Best Buy has carrier versions of the smartphone up for pre-order (click here), but the LG G6 will be sold by LG, Amazon, and B&H as well. We’ll have to whip up a separate table with the retailer offers once they are revealed.
Carrier prices vary across the board, with Verizon and US Cellular seemingly presenting the most compelling offers. T-Mobile has set up a lean, no-frills offer devoid of promotions beyond the free …

Apple new MacBook compared to MacBook Air in new Video

The new MacBook, which features a newly-deigned keyboard and a single USB-C port, among other things, launches Friday, April 10.


But, while the portable isn’t available to buy just yet, that hasn’t stopped the device from popping up in a video already. Just recently a Vietnamese site was able to publish a first-look video of the device, giving a glimpse of what to expect come the end of this week. Now, the MacBook with its 12-inch Retina display has shown up again, this time in a new video sourced from Ukraine and compared directly to the MacBook Air.

Ukrainian website Rozetka has put together a video that compares Apple’s newest MacBook to the mid-2013 MacBook Air, essentially taking an in-depth look at how the newest portable’s physical design compares to the older model. The video also makes mention that the new MacBook, at its thickest point (.51″), is nearly as thin as the original iPad (.50″).

The video comes in at just over 15 minutes, and does a nice job of showing off the many key features of the new MacBook, including the newly-designed keyboard, the new Force Touch trackpad, the single USB-C port, and the thin profile. You can check it out below. Unfortunately, there are no subtitles.

Youtube Video Here

Samsung Galaxy A series compared

Following the official announcement of its Galaxy A7, the Galaxy A series family with its metal unibody design is finally complete. To get to know each model better, Samsung Tomorrow has released an infographic that highlights the specs and dimensions side by side.


To recap, the Galaxy A3 is the smallest of the lot with a 4.5″ qHD display and the Galaxy A5 is the middle child with a 5.0″ HD display. Both Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 runs on a mid-range 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. The biggest of the lot is the Galaxy A7 which is announced with a 5.5″ Full HD 1080p HD 720p display and it gets a more uprated Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor. Dimension wise, the Galaxy A7 is the thinnest at only 6.3mm while the Galaxy A5 is slightly thicker at 6.7mm and the Galaxy A3 at 6.9mm.

Surprisingly the Galaxy A7 is officially announced with a HD 720p display, while the units previewed at the Malaysian Galaxy A launch were having a higher Full HD resolution (1920×1080). This was also confirmed via Amanz’s CPU-Z screenshot on the Galaxy A7. It is a possibility that we could be getting a higher spec variant than the rest of the world or Samsung has decided to turn its hardware specs down a notch.

For the international markets, there will be 2 variants of the Galaxy A7 available – 4G LTE with a higher 1.8GHz x4 + 1.3GHz x4 processor set up or a 4G/3G dual-SIM version with 1.5GHz x4 + 1.0GHz x4 combination. Check out the full Galaxy A infographic after the break.