More information about the unannounced Asus ZenFone 5 Max appears in benchmark

Asus has already announced three new smartphones last month at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018, but the ZenFone 5 Max, one of the devices leaked back in January, was not among them.

The ZenFone 5, 5z and 5 Lite are the new smartphones introduced by Asus this year, but more devices are likely to be added to the ZenFone family very soon. New information about the ZenFone5 Max suggests this is a mid-range handset rather than a top-tier one.

After making the rounds of Wi-Fi Alliance where it received its certification, the ZenFone 5 Max was recently spotted at Geekbench. Apparently, …

Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 goes on sale in the US for $229

As expected, Asus introduced its mid-range ZenFone Max Plus M1 smartphone in the United States and judging by the retail price announced, this one should be a best-seller to say the least.

The ZenFone Max Plus M1 is now available for purchase for just $229 via Asus Store, Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Newegg and other major retailers in the country.

For that amount, customers will get a smartphone equipped with a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. The large 5.7-inch display features FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

The …

New Samsung Max app saves data, protects your privacy

Samsung just announced an Android app made with two goals in mind: to let you browse more and to help you do it more safely. It is called Samsung Max and it can be downloaded today from the Google Play store.
How does Samsung Max work? One of the app’s primary functions is to reduce the amount of data you consume without this hurting the experience. It can compress web pages, photos and media that you access through the web browser or other apps — you get the same content delivered to your screen, but it takes less megabytes to do so. Additionally, the app can point …

ZTE Blade X2 Max coming soon to Cricket Wireless

The Blade V9 is not the only smartphone ZTE plans to introduce in the United States this spring, but it might be one of the few high-tier devices coming from the Chinese handset maker.

It appears that a mid-range Android phone that goes by the name of ZTE Blade X2 Max will be available in the US via Cricket Wireless, though details about release date and price remain a mystery.

In fact, aside from a picture of the device that was obtained by AndroidAuthority, no other information about the smartphone was made public. However, we expect this one to be a mid-range phone since it’s …

Asus ZenFone 5 Max with Android 8.0 Oreo gets certified ahead of official announcement

It appears that Asus plans to launch a new ZenFone series much earlier than last year. As many of you probably know by now, the ZenFone 4 smartphones were delayed several months, thus hurting Asus’ revenue.

However, the company’s CEO Jerry Shen promised fans that it won’t happen again and that the first ZenFone 5 smartphones should be unveiled as early as March. That means we might see these devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, which is set to kick off in late February.

It’s yet unclear whether or not the unannounced Asus ZenFone 5 Max will be unveiled at MWC, but the device …

Apple HomePod is finally arriving: 8 speakers, spatial awareness, super-easy pairing, priced better than the Google Home Max!

It was almost a year ago, at Apple’s WWDC 2017 event, when we first heard official word about the Apple HomePod. Basically, a smart speaker, much like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. After some silence, however, it turned out the HomePod was intentionally delayed since Apple believed it’s “not ready yet”.

Well, the wait is over: the Apple HomePod will officially start shipping on the 9th of February, while pre-orders open this Friday, the 26th of January.

What is the HomePod?

It’s a 7-inch-tall cylinder covered with a stylish-looking, …

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 leaks; phone carries huge screen and massive battery

Last month, we passed along some of the specs that put the max into the Xiaomi Mi Max 3. A new render showing what is allegedly the back of the Mi Max 3 has surfaced, and it reveals that the device will be equipped with a dual camera setup on back, along with a fingerprint scanner. It also shows that the handset will be offered in three different colors including one black and two different shades of blue.

The Mi Max 3 features a 7-inch full-screen display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. We could see a resolution of 1080 x 2160. The primary snapper on back is believed to weigh in at 12MP, …

Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) hands-on

It took quite some time, but it looks that Asus is finally giving into the trends. You know, the kinds that we saw happen in the smartphone market throughout 2017. The Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is the device that finally brings dual-cameras, a large screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a premium design fused into one smartphone. Sure, you can say that they’re rather late to the game, but don’t be too quick now to dismiss it – just because it has some intriguing things under its sleeve. 
Checking out the Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) for the very …

Energizer Power Max P600S unveiled; handset carries a 4500mAh battery

These days, even the Energizer Bunny makes a smartphone, and as you might expect, this one carries a pretty hefty 4500mAh battery inside. The Energizer Power Max P600S features a 6-inch display (alright, 5.99 inches to be precise). This is not only a highly functional phone, it also looks stylish, too. With a 1080 x 2160 resolution, the device has an 18:9 aspect ratio and the so-called bezel-less look that is starting to become the norm.

Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio P25 SoC, with an octa-core 2.5GHz CPU, and the Mali T880 MP2 GPU. Two variants will be offered. One model, in Black, …

Google Home Max users report lag with the smart speaker's line-in port

Does some tech CEO or short seller somewhere own a Google voodoo doll? If so, they have been sticking pins into it at quite a pace. Take a look at the number of issues that have affected the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Most of the problems with those two handsets have focused on the screen and the speakers. Then, the Google Home Mini smart speaker had an issue with the feature that allows users to activate Google Assistant by tapping the top of the device.

Now, the latest piece of bad news for Google has to do with the Google Home Max. This is Google’s top-of-the-line smart …