Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6, Pixel XL, HTC U Ultra, Xperia XZ Premium, and others

Getting tired of your current wallpaper every time you unlock your device? Well, good, for it’s time for yet another installment of our weekly pick with high-quality, extremely high- resolution wallpapers! Just how high-res, you wonder? Well, today’s largest wallpaper is actually over 50 (that’s right, fifty) megapixels in size, which is darn impressive even by the standards set by this column. In fact, you could probably make a huge print out of it and put it on your wall, if you wanted to.

Anyway, not all of the backgrounds included in this selection …


Deal: HTC U Ultra, HTC 10, Bolt, and One A9 are all on sale this week

Do you plan to buy a new HTC smartphone in the US? If you do, you may want to make the purchase this week, as HTC is running a spring promotion that takes up to $300 off the prices of its unlocked handsets.

First and foremost, HTC is now selling the U Ultra – its latest high-end smartphone – for $599.00 (that’s $150 less than the regular price). This deal is available to anyone in the US, so it’s different from the previous U Ultra offer, which asked you to register as an HTC Team member to get a code for $150 off.

Other nice deals available on HTC’s official …

Deal: HTC offering $150 discount codes for the U Ultra

One of the first flagships revealed this year, the HTC U Ultra, suffers from overpricing. When the Taiwanese company announced the smartphone would be available for purchase for $750 outright, many customers decided to wait for other flagships to be unveiled, such as the LG G6 or even the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Two months after the U Ultra’s release on the market, HTC is trying to sweeten the deal by offering discount codes to those who are members of TEAM HTC, a promotional membership program that runs special sales events and allows customers to earn points toward …

Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others

High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information – as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.

The reasons for that are several. Perhaps most importantly, however, it’s just exceedinly easy for wallpaper repositories to simply upscale lower resolution content to make it appear as if it would fit perfectly on your fancy screen, but the reality is that stretching the image takes a ton from the quality. And that’s not what you want if you’re looking …

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel and HTC 10: cameras compared

Several days ago, we published a camera comparison between HTC’s latest high-end Android phone, the HTC U Ultra, and three other phones known for their great cameras, namely the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the LG G6, and the iPhone 7 Plus. The results – Samsung’s flagship from last year took the top spot, followed closely by the LG G6. Тhe Ultra finished in third place and the iPhone 7 Plus was just a step behind it. So yeah, perhaps the U Ultra isn’t the ultimate cameraphone, but we’re not done comparing its camera capabilities just yet. For today’s camera comparison, we have it …

Best smartphone cameras compared: HTC U Ultra vs Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6

Not long ago, we had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC U Ultra – the company’s most-recent high-end phone. Long story short, it does not quite tick all the right boxes a $750 phone should, but the flashy design does impress, and the camera performed pretty well during our testing. Now it is time to focus on that main 12MP shooter the U Ultra boasts – more specifically, to compare it against some of its rivals.
For the purposes of this camera comparison, we took the HTC U Ultra, the Galaxy S7 edge, the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG G6 out for a camera …

The sapphire edition of the HTC U Ultra will sell in Europe for €849

Remember that U Ultra with sapphire screen and 128GB that HTC announced last month in Taiwan? Well, it looks like the smartphone will soon be introduced in Europe in April.

Despite what many analysts believed, HTC managed to launch the U Ultra with sapphire screen earlier than they have expected. The smartphone will be available for purchase in Germany and Switzerland on April 18, and it will cost no less than €849 outright.

Unlike the 64GB model that doesn’t feature a sapphire glass, the new variant comes with 128GB of storage inside and a display with a …

Deal: Amazon discounts the Sony Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra, US warranty included

Amazon US is running an exciting promotion these days that includes decent (not significant) discounts on some mid-range smartphones launched by Sony last year, the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra.

Both come unlocked and feature GSM/LTE support, so you’ll be able to use them on carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, MetroPCS, Cricket Wireless, and a few others.

The cheaper of the two, Sony Xperia XA is available for just $179.99, which means you’ll be saving 28% off the phone’s $249.99 suggested retail price. The phone is available in four colors: …

HTC's "unexpected surprise"? That sapphire screen U Ultra edition we already knew about

Dear HTC, when your company’s in serious financial trouble, and your latest flagship isn’t really that good, you don’t get to outright lie about having something “surprising” to reveal, particularly when we’ve known about it for months. And then you wonder why people don’t buy your devices anymore.

And the thing itself? A limited edition HTC U Ultra with 128 GB internal memory and a sapphire screen. That’s it – no new device of any kind, not even a new color, but just the very same thing we heard about back in January, except you can now actually …

HTC U Ultra battery life test result serves us a surprise

The HTC U Ultra is a stunning looker: with its shiny back, slim profile and sleek design, it is clearly a premium design and it feels like one. However, a phone is about more than just its looks, and one of the most important aspects of an enjoyable phone experience is good battery life.

So how does the HTC U Ultra do in terms of battery life?
After all, the HTC U Ultra is a 5.7-inch phone with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixel) resolution and only a 3,000 mAh battery on board. Such a battery definitely seems small for such a …