HTC U11 unboxing and first look!

So, the HTC U11 has been announced. The company’s 2017 flagship is super-shiny, houses the Sense Companion AI assistant, hums with the latest-and-greatest in smartphone hardware, and can launch apps for you with just a squeeze.

The phone is up for pre-order right now, but we’ve managed to snatch a review unit. Come join us as we unbox it and see its perfectly clean, reflective back be spotless for the last time. Expect more impressions and the full review over the next few days!


OnePlus 3T 'Midnight Black' edition unboxing and hands-on first look

Black is the new trendy color for smartphones and OnePlus, a company that focuses all its effort on the great value-for-money OnePlus 3T phone, has introduced a stylish, Midnight Black edition. This is the same OnePlus 3T from before, just with a different paint job and it looks gorgeous. It has a matte finish, features a 5.5-inch display and runs on the Snapdragon 821 system chip. It also has a very clean and easy to use skin on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black is a limited edition device that already appears as sold out …

Samsung Galaxy S8 unboxing and first look

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has dropped by to say hello and – first things first – it’s time for an unboxing.
The Galaxy S8 ships in a stylish all-black box with nothing, but the letters ‘S8’ in luscious, glossy blue at the front. Open the box and inside we find one of the most comprehensive and richest sets of mobile gear available. No wonder, this is one truly premium flagship (with a truly premium price).
The first thing that you see when you open the box of the Galaxy S8 is the phone itself. We have the Midnight Black …

Samsung Galaxy S8+ unboxing: hello, gorgeous!

Frankly, I’m not a fan of Mondays. Getting up early in the morning to go to work after the weekend just isn’t what I’d call fun. Which begs the question: why did I arrive at the office before anyone else this morning? Well, because a Samsung Galaxy S8+ was waiting for me in the mailbox – packed in a pretty white Samsung-branded gift bag. 
Since the team and I haven’t spent enough time with the Galaxy S8+, we cannot deliver a full, in-depth review. These take considerable amount of testing and hands-on time to produce. However, we’re perfectly …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) unboxing and first look

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is the new affordable small phone around. It’s not quite iPhone SE sized, but it also does not have a tiny display: the new A3 (2017) comes with a reasonably compact 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a flagship grade glass-and-metal design with water resistance.
And it’s just landed in our office! This means it’s time to quickly unbox it to see what is inside this minimalistic white Samsung box and take a first look at the phone itself.
But first, let’s take a quick look at the specs of …

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Unboxing & Hands On

In this video let’s unbox the Galaxy A9 Pro from Samsung and spend some hands on time with it.

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This Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 652 chip that’s 4 cortex a72 cores clocked at 1.8ghz each, 4 cortex a57 cores clocked at 1.2ghz each coupled with an adreno 510 gpu and 4 gigs of ram.

There’s 32GB of internal storage available and it also has a micro sd slot for memory expansion.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro houses a 16MP Rear Camera with OIS and an 8MP front facing camera for selfies.

It sports a 6″ 1080P super amoled hd display with a 5000 mAh non-user replaceable battery…

The Galaxy A9 Pro currently runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung’s custom Touchwiz UI on top.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Unboxing

Our time yesterday was spent mainly at Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York City, where they unveiled its two newest phablet smartphones. On one end, we have the Galaxy Note5, which is arguably still the king phablet in the space. And on the other, we have the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, a super-sized edition of the S6 edge that was announced earlier in the year.

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The kind folks over at FedEx promptly dropped off the Galaxy S6 edge+, so there’s always time for an unboxing right before all of the extensive testing we put these phones through. In typical fashion, the packaging follows after the S6 edge before it – a minimalist box with no pictures or images plastered on it. Rather, we’re just given the phone’s name and a mini-sized specs sheet listing on the back of the box.

Opening it for the first time, our eyes feast on the plastic wrapped Galaxy S6 edge+. Removing it, we find a SIM tray tool beneath it, while the usual set of accessories are found in the last layer of the box. They consist of the rapid charging wall charger, microUSB cable, a pair of Samsung stereo headphones, and the usual set of documentation. This particular setup is nothing new, as it’s rather conventional and doesn’t bring anything relatively new to the in-box experience.

Either way, we’ll be putting the phone through some extensive testing – while also trying to see how meaningful are the new features in the greater scheme of things. Anyway, don’t forget to check out our unboxing video below and expect our in-depth review soon!

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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Unboxing

It’s a rare occurrence for DHL to come knocking at our door asking for our signature for a package, but when that happens, we know that whatever it is traveled a long way to get to us. Well, that’s the case today as we finally got in the super-spec’d Xiaomi Mi Note Pro – a phablet that challenges Samsung’s long standing Note series. Over here in the US, its presence is hardly realized by consumers, but overseas, it’s surely garnering momentum.

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Right from the onset, we can certainly tell you that the box for the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is ginormous. That’s necessary, of course, when it’s accommodating such a gigantic sized phone in the inside. There are no pictures or images of the handset in question anywhere on the box, but rather, there’s only the small “MI” logo on the front – while the rear lays claim to a few of its notable specs.

Diving deeper into the packaging, there’s nothing out of the ordinary from what it seems. It contains the usual suspect of things, so that consists of the documentation, microUSB cable, and wall charger. That’s all! Even though some might find the included stuff lacking, we’re not all to shocked because of it lower cost than some other similarly spec’d smartphones. What’s outstanding is that the phone can be fetched for around $480, which is incredible given its high-end specs and all.

Beyond that, we’ll be putting the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro through the usual barrage of testing we perform on all our phones, so you can expect our in-depth review soon!

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Lenovo K3 Note Unboxing

Lenovo recently introduced its latest phablet in India, the K3 Note. The device went on sale for the first time yesterday and was sold out in about 6 seconds, according to the company.

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We managed to pick one unit in the flash sale and here’s our unboxing of the Lenovo K3 Note. Lenovo K3 Note comes in a standard retail package with the company’s branding all over the front. There’s also a mention of some of the key hardware specifications on the rear of the box.

The device will greet you once you open the package and if you dig deeper you will find the A/C adapter, microUSB cable, some leaflets and a little nice surprise – a screen protector.

Our hands on impressions about the K3 Note is already up and you can check it out to know more about the phablet.

In case you are wondering about the hardware specifications, the Lenovo K3 Note comes with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phablet is powered by a MediaTek chipset with octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and Mali-T760 MP2 GPU. There’s 2GB of RAM on board and you get 16 GB of built-in storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card.

The 13-megapixel rear snapper and a 5 megapixel front facing shooter completes the camera department. The juice for the device comes from a 2,900mAh battery.

Lenovo K3 Note is already going through its paces in our lab and we will be bringing you the benchmark and the gaming tests in the next couple of days. Also, the detailed review will be out by the end of next week.

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