Meizu Pro 7 rumor review: display, camera, specs and everything else we know so far

Most of you out there may not think of Meizu as a company known for its innovative devices — hell, most of you may not even think about Meizu at all. So far, the Chinese phone maker’s offerings have been the epitome of the cheap, soulless black rectangle people have come to associate with the People’s Republic. Sure, there’s a fairly good reason for that — fly too high too fast and you’ll turn into the next LeEco — but it’s still funny just how same-ish all their phones have looked like in the past.

But not for long.
It’s …


Google Pixel 2 rumor review: Design, specs, features, price, and all we know thus far

Despite the availability issues, it’s pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that after the good start, Google will be willing to use the gained momentum and one-up itself and the competition in 2017 with the second generation of Pixel devices. Right now, we are not exactly sure if we will get treated to 2 or 3 new handsets as we’re hearing …

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?

Contents:
Availability
Design and display
Hardware differences
<div style="text-align: …

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 …

Samsung to release a mini variant of the Galaxy S8, rumor claims

Back in March we were really hoping the endless barrage of Galaxy S8 leaks would finally stop after the phone’s official unveiling. Don’t get us wrong — leaks are one of the more interesting phenomenons of the current tech industry landscape, but there’s a point to be made that they ruin the fun of having something new and spectacular come out of the blue. We guess it’s sort of like spoilers for works of fiction — some people like them, others absolutely despise them. But we digress.

As it turns out, Samsung is really not giving up the S8 branding …

Rumor: Kanye leaving music streamer Tidal over money; Sprint's 4:44 exclusive to end July 7th

Jay Z’s streaming music service Tidal has been in the news recently because of its partnership with Sprint. Those wishing to hear the rapper-entrepreneur’s new 4:44 album can still hear it only on Tidal, and only if they are a Sprint customer. But Tidal is also in the news because fellow rapper Kanye West is reportedly leaving Tidal. Kanye’s Life of Pablo album was a short lived exclusive on Tidal, and purportedly brought in 1.5 million new subscribers for which he was supposed to receive a bonus.

West was also supposed to get paid for some music videos that he made. Between the bonus and …

Google Pixel 2 rumor round-up: Design, specs, and all we know thus far

Despite the availability issues, it’s pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that after the good start, Google will be willing to use the gained momentum and one-up itself and the competition in 2017 with the second generation of Pixel devices. Right now, we are not exactly sure if we will get treated to 2 or 3 new handsets as we’re hearing …

Apple iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, iPhone 8 rumor round-up: design, specs, features, price, release date

In 2017, we are expecting Apple to announce its next batch of iPhones. If logic is anything to go by, and it usually is, these will most probably be the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. Even if that’s not what Apple ends up calling these, it’s certain that the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhones are going to get succeeded by excellent devices.  
We should not forget that 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone lineup and Apple’s been wildly rumored to have something quite exciting in the pipeline. 
What is that exciting …

HTC U 11 rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Update: According to reliable leakster Evan Blass, the device in question won’t, in fact, be named HTC U, but rather HTC U 11, though it’s up for debate whether this is an improvement. The article below has been edited to reflect the new information.
Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, …