Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact battery test shows they outlast your average 2018 flagship

The new Sony Xperia XZ2 (see full specs here) and the XZ2 Compact (see full specs here) have just gone through our battery life test and the results are in.

Sony phones have traditionally performed very well in battery tests, so we were curious to see how long the company’s newest devices can last, especially considering that both the XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact have slightly larger batteries than their predecessors, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact.
So let’s bring the Xperia XZ phone and a couple of other popular phones, and see how each of them performs …

LG's next flagship will continue to use an LCD display to cut costs

There will be no OLED display for the LG G7, or whatever name the South Korean company chooses for its upcoming flagship. Although OLED displays are thinner and have a higher energy efficiency, they cost twice or thrice the price of an LCD.

Market analysts say the LG G7 is likely to adopt an LCD display to cut costs since the company’s mobile division has been in the red for quite a while. While more and more smartphone makers are switching to OLED displays, the cost for the latter is still too high to justify the switch, so there’s no need to rush the transition.

It’s been previously …

Huawei billboard confirms P20 Pro name for its next flagship

It’s common knowledge for tech-savvies that Huawei will unveil its next flagship – the P20, on March 27. However, the Chinese giant plans to launch a trio of smartphones later this month, and the P20 won’t be the most powerful.

We previously reported that along with the P20, Huawei will introduce two other models: P20 Plus and P20 Lite. The thing is the former might be launched on the market under a different moniker: P20 Pro.

The information seems to be confirmed by a Huawei billboard spotted in Barcelona, Spain. Yes, it’s the same city that hosts the Mobile World Congress (MWC) …

Scrapped LG G7 (Neo) pictured in an Israeli Journal? (UPDATE: It's LG's next flagship!)

Serial tipster Even Blass received a tip himself today, about an Israeli Journal that appears to show the LG G7 (Neo) being presented at some type of event at MWC. This could be the scrapped version of the phone, as the model to be released this summer supposedly has a code name of Judy and a model number of LG710. Originally expected to be unveiled in March, LG reportedly dumped the project last month and started from scratch. The screen on the LG G7 (Neo) seems to have an optional notch setting, measures 6-inches and allegedly has a resolution of 1440 x 3120 for a PPI north of 900. The aspect …

New flagship killers: Asus releases the ZenFone 5 family

Asus’ ZenFone handsets have been around for about 4 years now and, while they haven’t picked up a great deal of steam, they offer their own sets of interesting features on midrange and flagship phones. A lot of them center around the camera, with laser focus, and wide-angle lenses or 2x optical zoom having been in the company’s portfolio already in the past.

Today, Asus launches the next generation of ZenFone handsets — the ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Q (ZenFone 5 Lite in select markets), and the flagship ZenFone 5Z. Let’s take a closer look at what they have in store for us!

Design and Display
Bezels …

So, which flagship did you like better? Galaxy S9 vs Xperia XZ2

MWC has been a bit… less intense this year and we only saw two major flagship launches from the big players out there. We got the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, followed by the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. And both entries are quite good!

The Samsung Galaxy S9 refines on the S8 formula with very slight design changes, stereo speakers, the introduction of Super slow motion on Samsung’s side, AR Emoji, Portrait mode for the S9+, and the cool new variable camera.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 got a redesign with a super-wide 18:9 screen ratio, a fingerprint scanner for the US market, its …

Vernee will be at MWC, new flagship and a new rugged phone to be showcased

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Vernee has been in the business of offering powerful but affordable smartphones for quite a while now. Each one of its products has something that it excels at — the Vernee Thor has a huge battery, the Mars has a sleek body, the Active is rugged, and so on. In an effort to make the product lines more streamlined and easier to follow, Vernee will be renaming …

Report: LG's 2018 flagship to feature 6.1-inch screen, SD-845 inside; June launch possible

According to a report published today, LG’s delayed flagship phone could be launched in June. An anonymous source, who was briefed on LG’s plans to release a smartphone with the code name “Judy,” says that the handset will feature a 6.1-inch screen. This will be a new type of display called MLCD+. Thanks to a white sub-pixel that will be part of the RGBW matrix, the display will be very bright (in the 800-nit range) but consume 35% less energy than a typical IPS LCD screen.

Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 630 GPU. 4GB of RAM …

Huawei will unveil its new flagship devices on March 27th

Huawei will host a press conference in Paris, the city of love, on March 27th to unveil “new flagship devices” and this most certainly means that we are finally about to see the company’s rumored Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, and maybe even some surprising new gadgets.

The invitation to the press comes nearly two months ahead of the event.
Most recently, Huawei tried to launch its high-end Mate 10 Pro, a phone with a 6-inch display, an AI-enabled chip and premium design to the US market with AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Both carriers, however, called out …

Xiaomi could unveil Mi Mix 2s bezel-less flagship at MWC

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi was the first company to ever make a “bezel-less” phone with the Mi Mix, released in late 2016. In 2017, it released the Mi Mix 2, the second-generation of its innovative phone, and now, the company is ready to unveil the third device in the series that will bring better performance and more polish to its most premium phone.

The rumored device – referred to as Mi Mix 2s – will be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month, according to Chinese media.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is expected to have the newer Snapdragon …