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.
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?
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …