Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and X1 rumor review: specs, software, price and release date

There’s no one quite like Sony on the current smartphone landscape, thanks to the combination of great functionality and unique and quirky looks found in its handsets. Still, for whatever reason, the company hasn’t been grabbing as big an audience as many of its direct competitors lately. Why this is the case is the subject of a different article, though: what we’re here for today is quite a bit more fun.

Rumors! Leaks! We’ve got a whole bunch of those right here, right now, as Sony is set to release a trio of new devices at this year’s IFA, following …

Galaxy S8 Active rumor review: differences vs Galaxy S8, specs and release date

For about 4 years now, Samsung has followed up its “regular” Galaxy S flagships with a special rugged edition of the phone under the Galaxy S Active moniker. The trend started with the Galaxy S4 Active and rumors, leaks, and reports show that there will be a Galaxy S8 Active to carry the tradition. But what’s it going to be like?

Design and display
Hardware differences
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Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review

Modular smartphone hardware is, at the very least, an intriguing concept: since phones are far from one-size-fits-all, it makes sense to let users choose the hardware features that matter most to them, and by making this hardware modular, it saves shoppers the expense of picking up a whole new phone every time their desires shift.

But for as nice as the idea is, actually making modular smartphones work is an uphill battle, and even giants like Google have looked long and hard at such projects before eventually declaring, “Nope!”

But last year Lenovo-owned Motorola …

Huawei Mate 10 rumor review: design, specs, price, and everything else we know so far

After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is preparing to end 2017 with a bang. Naturally, this “bang” will come in the form of a handset which, judging by history and rumors, will be the Huawei Mate 10.
So, what makes the Mate series special? Well, the “go big or go home” philosophy that the company adopts when designing and manufacturing these phones. The presently available Mate 9 can be seen as a perfect example of this approach – the large phablet packs a …

OnePlus 5 review: 10 key takeaways

The OnePlus 5 is a nearly $500 phone that shoots for the stars… the stars being Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxies.
It offers a dual camera system, the fastest performing chip on Android, and an… interesting new design.
In many ways, this latest OnePlus 5 is an evolution over the OnePlus 3T and the 3: it does not make any tectonic shifts to the software experience, or anything else, but slowly builds up upon a successful formula. We’ve lived with the phone for a couple of weeks now and we have the detailed …

Motorola Moto E4 Review

The Moto E series hit the scene in mid-2014, quick on the heels of the Moto G’s success in the mid-range market. While the G series has offered solid, though intermediate, hardware at less than half the cost of high-end flagships, the E series was priced and configured specifically for entry-level consumers. Delivering a similarly high value proposition in the $100 – $200 price range – even in the days when 2-year contracts were all the rage – MSRP on the E series was kept low, typically hovering around the $100 mark. This year, we see the return of this low-cost performer – now …

Top 10 iPhone 8 features review: predictions by Ming-Chi Kuo

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and we expect Apple to bring a revolutionary redesign to the series with a full-screen device with all-out features: we don’t know the official name yet, but let’s refer to it as the Apple iPhone 8.
Some three months before the traditional Apple Special Event in September, where the company unveils its new iPhones, one of the most accurate Apple analysts has spoken with a list of 10 predictions for Apple’s plans for the second half of the year and the iPhone 8 in particular.
The …

Motorola Moto E4 Plus Review

In the world of smartphones, the true rock stars are often the top-tier heavy-hitters — your Samsung Galaxy S-es, your iPhones and Premium Xperias. These are devices that are filled to the brim with the latest and greatest in commercially available hardware and carry a justifiably high price tag for that. But there are also a few that become popular for going in the opposite direction — handsets that make the most out of the low-end hardware they’re built around and provide the budget conscious with a surprisingly solid user experience.

Motorola’s Moto G series is loved for …

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Review

More than most tech companies out there, Apple is a manufacturer that really gets set in its ways: no doubt after a long period of careful consideration, Apple tends to decide, “this is how we’re going to do things,” and keeps on doing that same thing, over and over, for years and years.

That’s especially true when it comes to the form factor of its mobile iOS devices, and something as simple as trying out a new screen size can feel like the biggest ask in the world when we’re talking about Apple. And certainly when we’re looking at Apple’s tablets, there’s ample evidence …

OnePlus 5 Review

The new OnePlus 5 is an evolution of a successful formula: it adds a dual camera with Portrait mode and the fastest Android chip around…

The OnePlus 5 is the newest phone by OnePlus, a company that in just three years has fought its way to become one of the recognizable names among flagship makers. It did so by word of mouth and a large group of dedicated fans, standing by its ‘never settle’ motto. Oh yes, and by making flagship-grade phones with top specs at affordable prices.

The OnePlus 5, however, is its most expensive phone, and it’s got an iPhone inspired look …