Deal: HTC U11 will cost just $549 next week, U Ultra and HTC Bolt also on sale

Next week, HTC will let US customers buy some of its
smartphones at reduced prices. First and foremost, the company’s flagship
handset, the HTC U11, will be offered starting at $549 (that’s $100 off the
regular price). The U11 should also come with a “Fall Deal Gift” that
apparently includes “HTC swag just for you.”


Other two smartphones that will be offered for less money are
the HTC U Ultra – $449 instead of the current $499 price – and the
Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt – $400 instead of $500. Furthermore, if you’re buying
any HTC smartphone, you will be able to get 50% off most accessories.  …

Samsung's 2018 flagships will support ultra fast LTE speeds across the globe

Many of you out there are probably aware of the fact that Samsung’s flagships actually come in two distinct flavors: a U.S.-bound Snapdragon-powered one, and an international version with the company’s in-house Exynos chipset instead. This has been happening for a while now, thanks to Qualcomm’s strong grip on LTE patents stateside, and has often resulted in one version of the device being ever-so-slightly better than the other in certain use cases.

And we thought this might me the case with next year’s Galaxy S9 (or whatever it ends up being called), or at least in terms of …

Deal: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is already $50 cheaper in the US

Officially available in the US since earlier this month, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is already cheaper than it was at launch. Initially sold for $399.99 unlocked, the smartphone now costs $50 less, being offered by Best Buy for $349.99.

With its 6-inch 1080p display, the Xperia XA1 Ultra is one of the largest Android Nougat smartphones out there, so it’s not for everyone. But if you do need a big handset like this, the XA1 Ultra has some nice features for its price range, including an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 23 MP rear camera, and …

HTC U11 128 GB launches in the US this week, U Ultra will cost just $499

Tomorrow, July 25, HTC USA will start taking pre-orders for an upgraded version of its U11 flagship smartphone. We’re talking about an HTC U11 with 128 GB of internal memory (instead of the 64 GB that the current, regular model is offering).

The HTC U11 128 GB will cost $729 unlocked – that’s $80 more than the 64 GB version. We assume that the new model will be available in all the color variants that the 64 GB one comes in, including blue, silver, black, and red. It doesn’t look like the HTC U11 128 GB will feature 6 GB of RAM in the US, so we’re expecting …

Deal: 6-inch screen, 21.5MP camera. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is now up for $199, save 20%

ProductLocationCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSony Xperia XA Ultra, 16GB, USA unlocked, Black/Lime GoldB&H$199.99 ($250.00)
20% offN/A


Looking to buy a nice, big phablet that won’t put your budget in disarray? If the answer is “yes”, then you might want to check B&H’s latest offer for the Sony Xperia XA Ultra. 
You can currently nab the XA Ultra in Black or Lime Gold for $200, a discount of 20% compared to its recently reduced MSRP. For two Benjamins, you get a phone with a sizeable 6-inch screen, …

June security update coming to Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2017 mid-range duo. The firmware patch contains the Android security patch for the month of June and should bump the build number of the XA1 and XA1 Ultra to 40.0.A.5.66 and 42.0.A.3.30, respectively. 

Currently, there’s no information about the size of the update or whether it includes any other changes. As such, if you happen to own one of these handsets and you’ve noticed anything new, please …

Android Nougat update for Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra continues after initial hold-up

Last week, Sony pulled the update by which the Xperia XA and XA Ultra were supposed to get upgraded to Android Nougat due to “minor performance inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system”, promising that delay would be short. Today, we’re happy to report that these inconsistencies have been sorted out by the manufacturer and that the update is live once more. 

It’s interesting to note that the build number for the software is different to the patch that was live one week ago. If you happen to own a Xperia XA …

Sony pulls Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra

We reported to you less than two weeks ago about a new Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out to the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. Well, it looks like the update is now on hold as Sony is trying to patch up a few things that caused some performance inconsistencies related to the OTA delivery system.

There’s nothing wrong with pulling a major update if there are issues that must be addressed, but we can’t help but wonder why it took Sony two weeks to reach the conclusion that the rollout must be put on hold temporarily. You can read Sony’s full statement below:

We’ve …

Sony starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for Xperia XA Ultra

Although slower than other Android OEMs, Sony continues to push the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update to many of its smartphones. Fans who own the Xperia XA Ultra will be pleased to know that their handsets are the next to get the update.

The Japanese company has kicked off the deployment of Android 7.0 Nougat to a couple of Xperia XA Ultra models like the F3211 and F3212. If you have some other variant, then you shouldn’t have to wait too long.

Not many details are known about the update, but you should be looking for the new firmware version 36.1.A.0.179. …

Beautiful nature and landscape wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11 and others

After a short hiatus, we’re back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphones and tablets! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!

If you’re not really into theming, icon packs, custom launchers and all that, sometimes a simple wallpaper switch will help breathe some fresh air into your smartphone. It’s pretty much universally simple to get the deed done, and …