smartphones

Honor 6X smartphone arrives in Target stores across the US

Honor 6X smartphone arrives in Target stores across the US

The budget-friendly Honor 6X Android smartphone has just launched in Target stores across the nation, giving consumers a new option for picking up Huawei's $249 phone. This handset boasts some premium features, though it isn't going to compete with the flagship handsets on the market. Among other things, the Honor 6X features a full-metal body alongside a large 5.5-inch Full HD display and curved rear aluminum panel.

Continue Reading

Google VS Root: Why SafetyNet is now standard for developers

Google VS Root: Why SafetyNet is now standard for developers

Blocking apps from being used on rooted smartphones is about to become standard practice. As we found out this morning, Google's latest update to the Google Play Console, as updated during Google IO 2017, includes a Safety Net toggle. This toggle is one of many which give developers a very simple way of allowing some features to be compatible with the apps they make, and others to be kicked from the pack.

Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) budget phone arrives at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) budget phone arrives at AT&T

The 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy J3 has officially launched at AT&T, replacing last year's model and giving budget customers a new low-cost smartphone from the Korean company. This handset features a classic Galaxy style (on the front, that is) with a light gray color and a price tag that can please just about anyone: $179 USD outright or $6/month.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 5 specs revealed in AnTuTu benchmarks

OnePlus 5 specs revealed in AnTuTu benchmarks

With so many leaks hitting for the upcoming OnePlus 5, it's hard not to get excited. Though the phone hasn't been given an in-depth reveal yet, the constant stream of rumors and leaks have only helped anticipation grow. Today is no different, as we're getting a list of OnePlus 5 specs from AnTuTu benchmarks.

Continue Reading

Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple has long positioned the iPhone's camera as a top consumer photography product, one capable of producing pro-level photos and videos including a certain Burberry fashion shoot. Mobile photography is more popular than ever and here to help improve the general quality of it is Apple, which has released a series of instructional guides and videos detailing how to shoot with the iPhone 7's camera in particular.

Continue Reading

T-Mobile REVVL T1 leaks as carrier’s own budget smartphone

T-Mobile REVVL T1 leaks as carrier’s own budget smartphone

Last month we heard a rumor that T-Mobile will soon unveil its own Android smartphone, one offered with high-end features at a less-than-high-end price. Today a phone has leaked purported to be that T-Mobile handset and it is said to bear the name REVVL T1. This is said to be the first of multiple phones T-Mobile will release; the others will reportedly have the names REVVL T2 and REVVL T3 PRO.

Continue Reading

Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are a hit, but they're not quite perfect. Users have complained about a strong red tint on some of the handsets' displays which Samsung has denied is a bug. In response to the user complaints, the Korean company developed a software fix or sorts that gives users manual control over the various colors of the screen, enabling them to adjust the colors to their own preference. That fix has rolled out to T-Mobile customers, but not everyone is happy about it.

Continue Reading

Galaxy J3 Prime arrives at T-Mobile: 5″ HD display, 5MP camera, Nougat

Galaxy J3 Prime arrives at T-Mobile: 5″ HD display, 5MP camera, Nougat

T-Mobile is now offering the budget-tier Galaxy J3 Prime, a smartphone with a 5-inch HD display alongside decent specifications and, perhaps more importantly, a mere $6/month price if purchased with a device payment plan. Those who choose to purchase the phone outright will be charged $150 USD, though there's also the pesky (and somewhat ample) $25 SIM card fee to keep in mind, too.

Continue Reading

10 Android smartphones that cost less than $40 (2017)

10 Android smartphones that cost less than $40 (2017)

Flip phones are by and large a thing of the past. For many buyers, a smartphone is their primary or sole means of accessing the Internet. For some, having a smartphone means being able to stay in touch with friends, apply to jobs, check email, and more. Not everyone has the budget for a pricey handset, though, and that's where the market's cheapest smartphones come. These models are, in some cases, as cheap as a mere $10, though for this list we're including models that range up to just under $40 USD.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry KEYone release date and pre-order details revealed

BlackBerry KEYone release date and pre-order details revealed

The BlackBerry KEYone, first revealed at Mobile World Congress back in February, is certainly interesting as far as Android devices go. As you'd expect from BlackBerry, the handset has a physical keyboard, which is sure to get some heads turning. If one of those heads belongs to you, then you might be pleased to know that BlackBerry has finally announced a release date for the phone.

Continue Reading

These magazine covers were shot with the iPhone 7 Plus

These magazine covers were shot with the iPhone 7 Plus

News of the camera industry's troubles is everywhere you look, and some companies have buckled under the weight. Mobile photography, on the other hand, is thriving as mobile cameras increase in quality and more consumers upgrade their handsets to better models. Chief among the best of the mobile camera offerings is the iPhone, and we've seen it put to the test more than a few times.

Continue Reading

HTC One X10 arrives: 2-day battery, 16MP camera, fingerprint sensor and more

HTC One X10 arrives: 2-day battery, 16MP camera, fingerprint sensor and more

Following a leak yesterday, the HTC One X10 smartphone has been officially launched. The handset brings with it a sleek, familiar design, as well as fairly notable features, including a fingerprint sensor for biometric security, a super-wide-angle lens on the front-facing camera, and a large battery boasting two-day battery life. Info about availability is still scarce, but all the features have been detailed.

Continue Reading