What's your favorite smartphone trend for 2017? (poll results)

We didn’t ask for a lot of the overarching trends that phone makers forced on us in 2017, then jacked up the average selling prices, but they are here nonetheless, so we asked last week what’s your favorite of the tendencies emerged this year, like better screen-to-body ratios, or HDR displays. We got more than 2000 respondents, and 53% of those are of the opinion that the “all-screen” “bezel-less” trend is the most positive thing that happened to handsets this year. The increase in battery life (at least on average) was the second most welcome trend, while the rest …

What's your favorite smartphone trend for 2017?

The year is almost behind us, and what a rollercoaster it was waiting for the Infinity Display Galaxy S8 or Apple’s anniversary iPhone X to appear, and everyone placing their bets on an “all-screen” design of sorts in response. Well, the iPhone X arrived, notch and horns, and the move to bezel-less bodies seems here to stay, tagging along with it taller, narrower displays with 2:1 aspect ratio, or thereabouts. Some like it, some not so much, but overall, we will likely have to get used to it going forward. The year-on-year average battery life also improved, which can …

What is your favorite phone of 2017?

2017 has been a great year for phones as our mobile sidekicks got futuristic, nearly bezel-less screens, performed better, their batteries lasted a bit longer and cameras started taking even better photos and videos.
But of all the new phones in 2017, which one is your favorite?

Why do you love this phone?

It does not have to be the objectively best phone out there – and who knows if such a thing even exists – but it needs to be one that you personally love. So tell us: which one is it, but also tell …

Choose your favorite Instagram Stories from your Archive to create Stories Highlights

Instagram has introduced what it calls two new tools for members that will allow them to share their favorite Stories with others. Stories Highlights is a new addition to your Instagram profile. You can now make a “highlights” package showing your favorite Stories grouped together, and allow others to see it. This allows some of your Stories to remain on Instagram for more than 24 hours. In fact, they will stay on the app permanently until you remove them.

You’ll find Stories Highlights on your profile below the biography. To create a Stories Highlight, tap on the “New” circle on the far …

Which is your favorite new phone?

With the Google Pixel 2, all the high-profile phones of the second half of the year are now official and it’s time to take a look back at the announcements.
From the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to the new iPhones and a few other interesting new devices like the Essential Phone, there will be a lot of great choice of new phones this Holiday season.

So which one is your favorite?

We’ve lined up all the major announcements right below for you to vote for, but don’t hesitate to also let us know WHY you like the …

LG V30 UX video shows your favorite features

The talk around the water cooler on Friday remained the LG V30. If taking pictures and video is your thing, the LG V30 should be at the top of your short list when it comes to deciding which new phone to buy. And on Friday, LG Mobile released a video titled LG V30: UX Video. The video shows the user experience of the phone including the always on display. Revised for the P-OLED screen that the LG V30 sports, the always on display can be customized for the user’s needs.

The always on display shows quick tools, notifications, battery settings, and controls for the music player. And …

Which is your favorite feature of the Galaxy Note series?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is up for pre-orders already and, with everything we know about the device, it’s definitely a heavy-hitter. Well, that’s sort of a running themse for the Note devices so far — they usually come some months after the Galaxy S flagship for the year and are either packed with slightly better hardware, have more software features, or both. Of course, we also have the Samsung S Pen stylus, which is still pretty much uncontested by rival smartphones.

But it’s the Note’s top-shelf features that actually make it a niche smartphone — it came out …

Here are all Nokia 8 colors and finishes: which one is your favorite?

The new Nokia 8 is finally official, and it’s the first flagship by HMD Global, the company that now owns the rights to the Nokia brand and hopes to bring back the DNA of excellence that the company was known a few years ago.
The Nokia 8 is out there with the best phones: it has the most powerful Android chip – the Snapdragon 835 – and it packs a dual camera system.
But what this new phone takes specific pride in is the craftsmanship, design and finish. It is offered in two different finishes: a glossy, “polished” one and a matte, “tempered” …

Here is why you can't find your favorite Nokia-branded smartphone yet

It’s true that HMD promised to bring all three Nokia-branded smartphones in just about every meaningful market by the end of June. Unfortunately, the Finnish company has yet to achieve what it said in its previous statements.

Although it might be that many countries have already received one or two of the Nokia smartphones, stocks are dwindling, and HMD is hardly able to keep up with the high demand.

If you’ve already purchased the Nokia 3 or 5, then you can consider yourself lucky, as HMD is now gathering data from suppliers and will announce new release …