Honor 7X tops Amazon's best seller list after only three days

The recently released Honor 7X is off to a great start after its launch on January 22nd. Three days after its release, the phone is the number one best seller on Amazon. It is the first Honor handset to feature the FullView Display with a high screen-to-body ratio over 77%. The 5.93-inch screen carries a 1080 x 2160 FHD+ resolution, which works out to an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Kirin 659 chipset is under the hood, and keeping the lights on is a 3340mAh battery.

Besides being available on Amazon, the Honor 7X can be purchased at hhihonor.com. This is the official Honor website where those …


Two research firms say T-Mobile was tops in customer satisfaction throughout 2017; Verizon was next

Perhaps with T-Mobile CEO John Legere constantly talking about ways to eradicate customer’s “pain points,” it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the nation’s third largest carrier finished on top for Overall Customer Satisfaction in 2017 based on surveys taken by HarrisX Mobile Insights and YouGov BrandIndex. Both research firms state that T-Mobile customers were more satisfied than those subscribed to rivals like Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, all throughout 2017.

Besides offering extras like free Netflix for those with two or more T-Mobile One lines, the carrier gives away several goodies …

Alexa tops App Store charts for the first time, revealing strength of Echo sales during the holidays


Loyal PhoneArena readers know that all throughout 2017, we told you to expect smart speakers to enjoy very strong sales during the holiday shopping season. And this seems to be the case as the iOS version of Amazon’s Alexa app is topping the U.S. App Store charts for the first time. Before the Christmas holidays, the Alexa app ranked in a range between number 60 and number 90. The sudden surge to the top surely indicates that quite a few people found an Echo smart speaker under the tree or in a Chanukah themed box toward the tail end of this month. Just yesterday, Amazon said that the Echo …

Apple iPhone X usage tops that of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during their respective launch weekends

Localytics, a firm that deals with mobile analytics, measured app usage globally on 70 million iOS devices to come up with usage rates for individual iPhone models. According to this bit of analysis, the adoption of the Apple iPhone X during its opening weekend topped the initial weekend of usage for the combined Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The latter two were launched on September 22nd while the iPhone X launched on November 3rd.

According to Localytics, the Apple iPhone 7 is currently the most widely used iPhone model as nearly one out of every five Apple handsets in use is …

Apple iPhone 7 tops the list as the most purchased phone globally in the first half of 2017

According to IHS Markit, the Apple iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone globally during the first half of 2017. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus was next followed by the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus. The latter is a low-priced entry level model sporting a 5-inch screen carrying a 540 x 960 resolution. 2015’s Apple iPhone 6s was in fourth place with the Samsung Galaxy S8 taking fifth place. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ wound up in sixth place.

Even though the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus snagged the top two spots, the number of units shipped was lower compared to the shipping figures tallied by the …

Apple barely tops iPhone sales forecast for fiscal Q3; shares hit record high after hours

Apple this afternoon, reported sales of 41.03 million units of the Apple iPhone for the company’s fiscal third quarter. That narrowly beat Wall Street expectations of 40.7 million handsets forecast to be sold during the period. Year-over-year, the sale of iPhone units rose 2% for the fiscal third quarter, 3% if comparing revenue. On a sequential basis, 19% fewer iPhone units were sold during the fiscal third quarter compared to the fiscal second quarter. On a revenue basis, sequential sales declined 25%.

Adjusted earnings per share for the entire company rose to $1.67, which topped the Wall …

Apple tops Fitbit and Xiaomi to become number one in global wearable shipments during Q1

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, Apple is now Top Dog in the wearable space. First, let’s back up and look at the category. During the three month quarter that started in January and ended in March, global shipments of wearables rose 21% from 18 million to 22 million units year-over-year. During that same time period, Apple was able to increase the number of Apple Watch timepieces shipped worldwide by 59%, from 2.2 million to 3.5 million. At the end of the quarter, Apple’s share in the wearable market was 15.9%, up from 12.1% in last year’s first quarter. Apple jumped from third to …

Xiaomi Mi 6, with 6GB of RAM, tops the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on benchmark test

Benchmark tests are a way for smartphone fans to get an unbiased rating (in theory, anyway) on certain handsets, allowing for comparisons between different units. And since numbers don’t lie, it is supposed to be a more scientific way to make sure that the new phone you spent so much money on is really as powerful as you were told it is. Well, the problem with that statement is that some benchmark numbers do lie. Several manufacturers have been known to overclock the CPU when a benchmark test is recognized.

Tonight, the Geekbench benchmark test results for the Xiaomi Mi 6 were discovered. …