OnePlus 5T hands-on

The fight has been fierce as we quickly approach the crucial holiday season! The majority of phones have been either announced or released by now, but there are still a few stragglers who are intent on making the last impression. From the looks of it all, OnePlus is seemingly one of them as they finally announced its offering a week before Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping season. What’s really intriguing, though, is the short time between announcements for OnePlus. We’ve seen plenty of solid competitors thus far, so its latest offering in the OnePlus …


OnePlus 5T hands-on photos and full specs leak out


Want to see the OnePlus 5T before its official unveiling?
Well, now you can, as the phone’s been inadvertently revealed by ZDNet Germany
in a series of photos that show the upcoming handset both on its own, and alongside
the OnePlus 5 and a couple of other smartphones (Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2). Moreover, we’re getting an
exhaustive OnePlus 5T specs sheet to check out.  

 

As you can see below, there aren’t any surprises when it
comes to the design of the OnePlus 5T. Just as most rumors predicted, the
handset looks a lot like the Oppo R11s, sporting a 6-inch AMOLED …

Apple iPhone X hands-on: Enter the $1,000 marvel

Steve Jobs helped create something revolutionary with the introduction of the original iPhone a decade ago, ushering a totally new age in mobile that we haven’t come close to seeing since then. Ten years, that’s where we’re at now, and predictably, Apple is touting its 10th anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X, as the device that’ll be setting the standard for the coming decade that’s to come. Obviously, there’s a lot for this phone to live up to, especially considering its long line of predecessors – with each one continually setting benchmarks for the company.

Even …

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300 hands-on

Continuing its assault into the fitness category, Plantronics is giving consumers variety in the form of what they can choose to bring to the gym for workouts, as the new Plantronics Fit 300 is an ultra-lightweight offering from the company. While its other solution, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500, is for users who prefer the on-the-ear style, the BackBeat Fit 300 on the other hand will cater to those who want something in-ear instead.

Compared to its offerings in the fitness category in previous years, the BackBeat Fit 300 takes a totally different approach with …

HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life show up in a hands-on video


Following various leaks presenting renders and
less-flattering photos of the unannounced HTC U11 Plus (or U11+), we can now
see the smartphone in a hands-on video. Inadvertently published
by Swiss publication Blick, said video can be watched at the second source link below
(unfortunately, we can’t embed it in this article).

 

Thanks to this leaked video, we can take a pretty good look
at the HTC U11 Plus and its 6-inch, 1440 x 2880 pixels display with an 18:9
aspect ratio. The new phone has thin bezels around its screen, but can’t really
stand next to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, …

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500 hands-on

Wireless headset maker, Plantronics, is hoping that one of its latest Bluetooth headphones will strike a balance between form and function. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500 expands the company’s line of “fit” headsets, which are intended to cater to fitness fanatics that require an extreme level of protection against their rigorous routines – while still delivering solid audio performance in the process.

While it’s a distant cousin to the Plantronics BackBeat 500, which was released earlier in the year, the BackBeat Fit 500 clearly has a more aggressive design. For starters, …

Sphero Star Wars BB-8, BB-9E, & R2D2 hands-on: smartphone-controlled droids

Star Wars mania is in full swing! In anticipation for the upcoming new film that’s being released in December, we’re checking out some awesome Star Wars related droids from Sphero. And the best part about them? They mimic their movie counterparts in a very realistic manner, so if you’re a diehard fan, these droids are sure to make you even more excited about the films. 
For this piece, we’re going to be taking a look at three specific droids from Sphero’s Star Wars line – BB-8, BB-9E, and R2D2. All of them are meticulously designed to match their …

Sphero Star Wars BB-8, BB-9E, & R2D2 hands-on

Star Wars mania is in full swing! In anticipation for the upcoming new film that’s being released in December, we’re checking out some awesome Star Wars related droids from Sphero. And the best part about them? They mimic their movie counterparts in a very realistic manner, so if you’re a diehard fan, these droids are sure to make you even more excited about the films. 
For this piece, we’re going to be taking a look at three specific droids from Sphero’s Star Wars line – BB-8, BB-9E, and R2D2. All of them are meticulously designed to match their …

ZTE Axon M hands-on

Guys. Remember the Kyocera Echo? It had two screens, and flipped together to form one. You said you vaguely remember it? Okay, well here’s a device that should jog your memory: The Axon M by ZTE.

It was a novel idea which didn’t quite pan out in 2011, when the Kyocera Echo launched, but now, in 2017, where we have rumors and concepts of foldable smartphones increasing by the day, perhaps it’s time for a revisit to this form factor. After all, Android is much improved since then, as are hardware technologies. Much of how the Axon M works is based on built-in …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro hands-on: The questionable "Pro" model

Forging a similar strategy as its competitors, Chinese maker Huawei is bringing a one-two punch with its latest devices in the Mate series this upcoming holiday season. Just like Apple and Google before them, with their new iPhones and Pixels, the new Huawei Mate 10 smartphones are largely two slightly different devices. On one hand, you have the standard Mate 10, while on the other, we have its slightly beefier sibling in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

Naturally, the “Pro” attachment once again indicates it’s going to have a few tricks up its sleeves that you won’t find in …