New shot-on-iPhone short film Vortex shows you don't always need expensive cameras for great video

Shooting a cinematic video on just a phone is a bit of a cliche these days: we know that it’s possible and we know people do it more and more, but this latest one is worth sharing because it pushes the boundaries with shooting technique.
Vortex is a new, 1.5-minute short movie that is shot entirely on an iPhone with the help of some tools and with a lot of creativity, and it exemplifies novel camera movement that gives an exciting new perspective on New York City.

Watch a phone camera perform 360° barrel rolls!

The …


Huawei's ultra expensive Mate 10 Porsche Design now on sale in China, more markets to follow

Looking to spend a hefty sum of money for a new smartphone? If that’s the case, we have good news for you. Huawei’s ultra expensive Mate 10 Porsche Design is close to its international release. 
Today, the special edition handset officially went on sale in China, carrying a startling ¥8,999 (about $1,358) price tag. For comparison, the 256GB version of Apple’s new iPhone X costs $1,149, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 respectively stand at about $950 and $840.
As you might know, Huawei devices …

The OnePlus 5T will be more expensive than the OnePlus 5

Ever since the first rumors of a OnePlus 5T started circulating, a couple of questions have been on our minds — what kinds of hardware upgrades should we expect over the OnePlus 5 and are we going to see another price hike?

The OG OnePlus One launched with a $299 price tag, but every consecutive model has seen a small increase in cost. That’s how we ended up with a $479 price for the OnePlus 5, which, to be fair, is still an amazing deal, considering the current climate in the smartphone world.

Last year’s OnePlus 3T had a base price increase of $40, …

Will the OnePlus 5T be more expensive than the OnePlus 5? New report says no

 

The OnePlus 5T will be announced on November 16 and released
on November 21 – OnePlus itself confirmed these details yesterday. The company
also said that the phone would bring “a new view” – most likely, this
is a vague confirmation of the fact that the handset has a 6-inch screen with 1080
x 2160 pixels and thin bezels, an obvious departure from the 5.5-inch, 1080 x
1920 pixels screen of the OnePlus 5.  

 

We recently assumed that the OnePlus 5T would be more
expensive than the OnePlus 5 – not just because of its new design and larger
screen, but also because OnePlus has …

Tim Cook: Stop drinking that expensive coffee and you'll be able to afford an iPhone X

While some consumers might be turned off by the price of the Apple iPhone X ($999 for 64GB, $1,149 for 256GB), yesterday during the launch of the device, Apple CEO Tim Cook made it sound within reach for many. Cook said that the iPhone X can be found priced at $33 a month using an installment plan. The executive added that this is cheaper than buying a coffee at “at one of these nice coffee places.” He also pointed out that iPhone X buyers can save as much as $350 by trading in their current iPhone.

During yesterday’s launch of the tenth anniversary model, Cook visited an Apple Store …

PSA: iPhone X and iPhone 8 are more expensive at Best Buy when you pay the full price upfront


If you’re planning to buy any of Apple’s new smartphones
(iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X) by paying the full price upfront, you
should probably avoid going to Best Buy for this. That’s because the retailer
is charging an extra $100 for each of the three new iPhones, regardless of storage space and carrier. We don’t know
exactly why this happens, but Best Buy actually has a history of asking more money
for smartphones purchased outright, including previous iPhone models.

 

Here are the full prices that Best Buy is currently listing
next to Apple’s new iPhones (versus the full prices …

LG V30 officially launches in the US in early October, will be expensive


AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they’re bringing
the LG V30 to the US
starting October 5. More precisely, AT&T will let you buy the new smartphone exactly
on that day, while T-Mobile is only going to accept pre-orders then, planning to
release the device on October 13.

 

AT&T will offer the LG V30 for $27 per month for 30
months (on AT&T Next), or $810 outright. For a limited time, customers who
have eligible DIRECTV service can get two V30 phones for the price of one, as
long as both are bought on AT&T Next, and a new line is added. Moreover, if
you purchase …

This could be the expensive Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design

We’re less than a month away from Huawei’s major unveiling announcement where the Chinese company is expected to introduce its new Mate 10 series. Just like in the last couple of years, Huawei will launch multiple variants of its flagship, but some of them will only be available in select markets.

One of the devices that’s likely to be launched on the market later this year is the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design. Since the regular version is said to be priced to sell for around $850, the Porsche Design model should be much more expensive.

A couple of renders …

The most expensive Huawei flagship will cost more than Apple's iPhone X

If you’re tempted to wait for Huawei’s Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro instead of going for Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then don’t do it for the price. Even the iPhone X, which is expected to go on sale in early November for $999, will be cheaper than the most expensive Huawei flagship.

New information coming from China suggests the most powerful Huawei Mate 10 Pro will cost $1,138, but it will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. The other three Mate 10 Pro models will be available for purchase for $1,024, $941 and $835, but they will come with 6GB RAM / 256GB ROM, 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro to be more expensive than last year's Gear Fit

Over one year after introducing the Gear Fit 2, Samsung is now getting ready to release a new Tizen-based smart band. Apparently called Gear Fit 2 Pro, the new wearable device might be announced on August 23, at the same time with the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

Earlier this month, we saw several renders showing the Gear Fit 2 Pro, while learning quite a few things about its features. Now, we also have details about its price. According to a leaked screenshot – seen below – the Gear Fit 2 Pro will cost $199.99 at a major US retailer. That’s $20 over the launch price of the Gear Fit 2 from …