Here are all the phones that will support Verizon's Gigabit LTE network

Verizon plans to light up its Gigabit Class LTE network in select markets in the United States during 2018. Although the carrier has yet to reveal the regions where its new network will be available starting this year, we do have a list of devices that will support Gigabit LTE.

If you’ve been following our Verizon-related news, then you probably know that a handful of smartphones have already been updated by the carrier with support for its Gigabit LTE network.

You’ll most likely identify them in the list below, which contains all the smartphones that will …


Some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ phones are turning on by themselves before shutting back off

Thanks to posts put up in the Samsung community and Reddit by some Galaxy S8/S8+ owners, Sammy’s current flagship model is having a mysterious issue. The problem starts when the phone is turned off either by pressing the power button, or by letting the display get timed out. The phone then powers itself back on for about ten seconds before shutting down once again.

The problem is that this takes place throughout the entire day, which results in the draining of the phone’s battery. A video posted on YouTube by a Galaxy S8 owner whose handset carries this strange bug, shows the phone …

Most underrated phones of 2017

What a year it’s been for the smartphone market! Looking back at what transpired, we saw no shortage of top-notch offerings that constantly kept coming at us in a steady flow. On top of that, 2017 will go down in smartphone history as the year of adopting trends, as we saw several devices choosing to go with the all-screen form factor, dual-camera system, and minimal bezels. Through all the solid smartphones that enamored us, we can’t neglect to remember some of the other ones that flew under the radar – due to being overshadowed largely by these stellar flagships!

We’re talking …

Samsung and LG also confirm they do not slow down phones with older batteries

Two of the biggest Android phone makers – Samsung and LG – have just confirmed that they do not slow down phones with older batteries, a tactic that Apple has admitted it uses on some iPhones with aging batteries to prevent them from unexpected shutdowns.
In emails to PhoneArena the companies denied ever reducing the speed of the processor in its phones and LG explicitly committed it “never will” do slow down its phones.
Here are the official comments by the two companies:
LG Electronics, Inc.: …

All major Snapdragon 845-powered phones allegedly revealed in new leak

A list that allegedly contains all the major smartphones expected to arrive with the Snapdragon 845 has recently emerged on Chinese website Weibo. As you might know, Qualcomm’s high-end chipset went official earlier this month and it will likely end up powering most of the of the top Android phones of 2018.
However, the list also contains the names, estimated announcement timeframes, and a few interesting details about these handsets. Before we proceed, keep in mind that this information is unofficial and should be taken with …

HTC and Motorola don’t slow down phones with old batteries like Apple does

Two of the biggest Android phone manufacturers – HTC and Motorola – have explicitly confirmed that they do not slow down the processor in their phones when the battery of the device gets old.
Last week, Apple officially admitted it is throttling the speed of the processor and slowing down iPhones with older batteries. Apple claims this is not a bug, but a feature. Up until last week, Apple had not publicly acknowledged slowing down older iPhones and it was not clear that the reason for slower iPhones was actually in the battery. Instead, the …

Xiaomi to add iPhone X-like "full display gestures" to Mi MIX and Redmi 5 series phones

Xiaomi is testing new gesture controls for some of its smartphone models. The so-called “full display gestures” have been included in the latest beta build of MIUI 9, the company’s custom Android-based firmware.
Swiping up from the bottom of the display will get you to the home screen. Add a short pause to the same motion and you’ll activate the “Recents” screen. Lastly, swiping from the left or right of the screen to the middle will return you to a previous page. 
It looks like Xiaomi has drawn inspiration …

The hidden cost of affordable high-end phones in China

“Affordable high-end phones.”
This phrase sounds like a self-contradicting mix of words, but it is exactly what flagship phones in China seem to be. Launching at prices severely undercutting high-end phones like Samsung Galaxies and especially Apple’s iPhones in the West, these devices claim to have an identical set of features and hardware, just for a lower price.
But there is a catch.
One of the big stars of the Chinese smartphone market is Xiaomi, a poster child for the “affordable high-end …

Some Galaxy Note 8 phones won't charge or turn on when battery reaches 0%

Some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users report that their phones will not turn on or charge after they’ve let the phone’s battery drain completely. Samsung is aware of the problem and is replacing the affected phones on a case per case basis. It’s not yet clear how many devices are affected by the issue.
Users have reported that their Galaxy Note 8 phones refuse to accept a charge or turn on after the battery level goes to 0% and the phone turns off. Users have tried different cables and chargers to make sure that this is not a problem with the charger, …

Huawei's 2018 roadmap may have just leaked, includes four Honor and three P series phones

Usually, we kind of know what high profile smartphones companies like Apple, Google, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony plan to launch each year. The only things left to determine is their final design and the new stuff they bring to the table.

Well, it looks like Huawei’s 2018 roadmap has just leaked and if it’s accurate, it doesn’t really bring any surprises. The Chinese company plans to launch three P series smartphones – P Plus, P and P Lite – in Q2 2018.

In the first quarter of 2018, Huawei plans to make the Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Lite available for purchase …