Results: LG V30 wins popularity contest vs OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is here and is a part of the 18:9 flagship flock. It packs all the cutting-edge hardware you’d expect and still maintains a rather affordable starting price — especially when we consider the competition — at $499.

But one can argue that the 5T is walking a path that has already been beaten by other outstanding handsets this year — the Galaxy S8+, the LG V30 come to mind when looking at its new all-screen front.

Unlike the G6 before it, the LG V30 really seems to have made an impact — fans love it for its super-compact footprint, light weight, …


Results: do you like the OnePlus 5T?

With the new “flagship killer” hitting the ground running, we thought we’d ask you what you think of it. It’s pretty much a OnePlus 5 with a changed-up secondary camera and a screen that has been given the stretch. On the inside, it’s still the same stuff — Snapdragon 835, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB or 128 GB of storage, you know the drill.

So, it’s not an extreme upgrade over the OnePlus 5, sans that display ratio change. Well, the price also got a slight bump up to $499. But does that change the 5T’s desirability levels? We thought we’d ask you. Check out the …

What's your preferred phone screen aspect ratio? (poll results)

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it – that seems to be the takeaway from our latest poll on mobile phone screen aspect ratio preferences. In the year when flagship phone displays from most major brands grew taller and narrower, shifting from 16:9 aspect ratios to 18.5:9 (Galaxy S8), 19.5:9 (iPhone X), or straight up 2:1 Univisium standard (LG V30), we wanted to ask you if that’s ok with you, and whether you miss the older standard. It turns out that the new format is somewhat forced on users, as more than half of our 2530 respondents prefer the standard 16:9 ratio that …

Results: Razer Phone… not bad!

So the Razer Phone launcher yesterday. Looking like an evolved Nextbit Robin, it rocks an unapologetic rectangular look with huge top and bottom bezels and a subdued matte black finish. All of this aids the phone in what it tries to accomplish — be a gaming machine with stereo speakers, a massive battery, and a good grip. But it doesn’t do much for its looks, though.

Well, that’s a subjective thing, you might say, and we agree. That’s why we decided to ask you in yesterday’s poll — do you like the Razer Phone? Turns out, it has quite a lot of fans. Either because …

iOS 11 update has slowed down older iPhones (Poll Results)

The Apple iOS 11 software update was one of the biggest changes to the system, bringing a lot of new functionality and a brand new Control Center to iPhones, but initial reports by many suggest one thing: it has made older iPhones (iPhone 7 and earlier) stutter and run very slowly.
To double-check whether this is indeed true for the majority of users, we asked you, our readers, to share your impressions with your iPhones after the iOS 11 update and the results of the poll are in: the overwhelming majority of users of older iPhones do notice …

Results: the iPhone X – no longer simple and straightforward

So, the iPhone X is hitting preview rooms around the world and impressions are raining down. We now have the full information how the new gesture-based UI works, and it sounds quite different from anything that iPhones have been doing thus far. See, there’s no longer a single home button to help you navigate the interface… there’s actually no button on the front. Instead, the power key has adopted some of the physical home button’s functions and the rest have been transferred to on-screen swipes and gestures.

A single tap on the power button is a sleep / wake, as before; a dual-tap activates …

Results: you shall be missed, Vine, but your spirit lives on

So, back in January, Vine died. Quick recap — it was a video-based social media, which only allowed you to post videos of up to 6 seconds. Unfortunately, despite gaining a fair bit of popularity, it just couldn’t make enough money and the plug had to be pulled.

The most successful Vine users have managed to somewhat transition to Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, or even YouTube, and are trying to make their careers there. And surely, the first two have the proper tools — short video makers and story features that keep you on the top of your followers’ feeds. So Vine’s ghost is still around …

Surprise! Your main reasons not to buy the Note 8 are interface and price (poll results)

Last week, we asked you what would be your main reasons to eschew the fine Galaxy Note 8, and save your cash for another day, just as we did for the iPhone 8, where it turned out that folks are largely waiting on the elusive iPhone X. In the case of Samsung’s finest phablet to date, though, the main reason that was cited by no less than 44% of our 2969 respondents was the hefty $930 price tag that the Note 8 carries. 
Next in line were Samsung’s heavy Android coat of points called the Experience UI, followed by the sheer size of the device. …

Poll results: go away, glass phones?

In the past, we used to love glass-backed phones. They were rare and unique, and their shine brought about something different. Nowadays, most major manufacturers have glass-backed phones. Is that a bad thing?

Glass looks nice, sure — it’s shiny, it’s cool to the touch, it just reeks of “premium”. But being exposed to it with every flagship out there revealed one ugly truth — it’s a magnet for fingerprint grease, can be slippery, and feels particularly unpleasant when your hands are sweaty. Thus, not everyone is a fan of glass backs.

But glass isn’t there …