HTC U11 life is official, will try to squeeze into your mid-range budget


HTC has announced the almost-immediate availability of its latest mid-range smartphone, which it lovingly calls U11 life. Physically resembling the flagship U11, the U11 life aims to bring the signature features that made the U11 a good smartphone to a more affordable market. Starting today, the U11 life will be available for purchase via HTC’s own online store in US and Canada, while T-Mobile is promised to have it in stock on Nov 3. The phone will go for $349, which feels like a competitive enough price for what’s on offer. So, what’s on offer?

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HTC U11 Life size comparison vs iPhones, Galaxy and mid-range phones

The HTC U11 Life is… well, live, and it is the company’s newest affordable phone that will be sold in the United States.
The U11 Life is a 5.2-inch device with the Snaprdagon 630 chip inside, which usually translates into better battery life than usual, a key advantage for a modern smartphone.
But how does the phone stack up against the iPhones, major Android phones and other phones closer to its price range in terms of physical size? After all, many 5.5-inch devices these days might be just too big to comfortably …

The best LG phones you can buy in 2017: high-end, midrange, and budget

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there in the land of smartphones, and there are only a few top names that manage to both stay afloat and innovate every year. LG is among them — despite reporting the tenth consecutive quarter of mobile losses, the manufacturer has at least managed to produce two top-tier devices this year that seem to have won back the favor of smartphone fans and critics around the world.

But LG doesn’t just have two flagships. It makes phones to fit most pockets and needs. So, let’s check out what LG phones are most deserving of your money in 2017!

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Mid-range Sony Xperia XA1 Plus launches in the US, fans of large bezels rejoice


Shortly after releasing the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact in
the US,
Sony is now bringing another new (but cheaper) smartphone stateside. We’re
talking about the Xperia XA1 Plus, a mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p
screen and an unmistakable Sony design – large top and bottom bezels
included. 

 

As of today, the unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 Plus can be
pre-ordered through Amazon, which acts as one of Sony’s official US
distribution channels. The new smartphone is offered for $379.99 (in gold,
black, or blue), comes with US warranty, and will be shipped on October 23.
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Meet WaterPlay, Honor's new tablet featuring IP67 waterproof rating, mid-range specs

It looks like Honor 7X was not the only device unveiled by the Chinese company earlier today. A new Android tablet that goes by the name WaterPlay was introduced by Honor alongside its mid-range smartphone.

While this isn’t Honor’s first tablet, it might be one of the few that comes with water resistance. As the name suggests, Honor WaterPlay is an IP67-certified tablet, but that’s not the only selling point of the slate.

Honor announced the WaterPlay features stereo speakers with 3D audio technology backed by Harman Kardon. Furthermore, the physical home …

Alcatel Cameo X is a mid-range smartphone for AT&T

Alcatel is about to unleash yet another Android smartphone in the United States, the Cameo X. Although it looks like a mid-range device, the fact that it will be picked up by a major carrier will most likely boost its sales.

The unannounced Alcatel Cameo X will soon make its debut at AT&T, but aside from a press render of the smartphone, we don’t have any info on price and availability. In fact, there aren’t any details about Cameo X’s specs, so your guess is as good as ours.

Since this is a mid-range Android smartphone it’s likely to come with a 5-inch …

YotaPhone 3 goes official with mid-range specs, pre-orders start in early September for $360

The sequel to the YotaPhone 2 was mysteriously introduced back in June at the China-Russia exhibition in Harbin, but the company behind the device was pretty vague about its specs and availability.

Today, the dual-screen YotaPhone 3 was formally introduced in China where the phone will be available for $360 and $460, respectively. Chinese retailer JD.com will start taking pre-orders for the smartphone on September 5, whereas the YotaPhone 3 will hit the shelves on September 18.

The YotaPhone 3 has been confirmed to pack an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 …

Mid-range Galaxy C7 spotted on Geekbench with a Helio P20 chipset and 4GB of RAM

Although we know for a fact that Samsung is working on a particular Galaxy C7, we’ve hardly heard anything of substance pertaining to this one. True, we heard through the grapevine that the device might flaunt a dual camera at the rear, but that pretty much sums up our knowledge about it for the most part.
Thank God Geekbench leaks are a thing, as an alleged benchmark of the Galaxy C7 just popped up, giving us a sneak peek at its insides. It looks like Samsung will be relying on MediaTek’s Helio P20 (MT6757) chipset. Additionally, the leaked benchmark results …

The great Samsung 2017 mid-range series comparison: Galaxy A3, A5, A7 vs J3, J5, J7

When it comes to buying a smartphone, consumers around the world are spoiled for choice nowadays. Each year, companies are producing more and more different smartphones, with an increasing number of manufacturers joining the fold in the quest to get our attention (and hard-earned cash).

All of this competition means that it’s no longer required to dish out $600-$700 in order to get a good smartphone. You won’t struggle to find mid-range handsets that offer many of the bells and whistles present on current flagships for about half the price. Samsung is a leading …

Samsung's mid-range and low-end phones to get storage and performance boost tools

Samsung is apparently planning to introduce a new “Storage Saving” feature to its budget and mid-range phones. According to SamMobile, the new function will give users new tools that will aid in freeing up space on their handsets, which is great news, given the fact that affordable phones usually ship with smaller amounts of internal storage. 
One of the most important functions of the new Storage Saving service is said to be an option to delete local copies of photos and videos that have been uploaded to Samsung Cloud. The tech giant’s cloud service currently …