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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite is a new smartphone that costs $210

August 22, 2017

Asus has already revealed its most important lineup of smartphones in the second half of the year: the ZenFone 4 series. The company’s new portfolio contains six new ZenFone 4 devices that will soon be available for purchase in various markets: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max and ZenFone 4 Max Pro.

However, Asus plans to launch variations of these handsets where it believes the configuration of these ZenFone 4 phones is not suitable. One such device is the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite, which will go on sale in Malaysia, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5: first look

August 22, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s most feature-packed smartphone to date, but to refer to it as the brand’s flagship would be incorrect. That title still goes to the Galaxy S8, which is built from the ground up to capture the attention of the mainstream audience. Meanwhile, the Note 8 remains an enthusiast-grade phone, even though it is superior to the S8 in a number of ways. You know what other phone is clearly made for enthusiasts? The OnePlus 5, which offers killer specs at a reasonable price. Let’s see how it compares against Samsung’s latest and greatest.

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Gartner: Android accounted for 87.7% of global smartphone sales in the second quarter

August 22, 2017

Analytical firm Gartner has released the data it has collected for the second quarter of this year. Based on this information, global smartphone sales rose 7.6% from April through June of 2017. Of the 366.2 million handsets purchased during the three months, 87.7% of the units bought had the Android OS installed, and 12.1% were iOS powered iPhone models. Gartner research director Anshul Gupta says mid-priced smartphone demand ($150 to $200) was driven by consumers in emerging markets seeking 4G enabled models

Topping the list of manufacturers was Samsung. The South Korean tech titan …

Check out the prices of all Note 8 cases and official accessories

August 22, 2017

As always, Samsung has put a special care to equip its new Galaxy Note 8 phone with a satellite planet full of accessories – from official cases to chargers and anything in-between. There are in fact a few grand surprises and new wrapping series, plus the sheer fact that the Note 8 has a dual rear camera and Infinity Display changes the casing paradigm from its predecessors. Samsung isn’t leaving the protection to chance, and has given us a glimpse of all the official cases, chargers and other Note 8 accessories to gawk at.  

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: do you like it or not?

August 22, 2017

So, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was revealed today — a powerful top tier smartphone with a curvy Infinity Display front, a glass back, dual cameras, and the unique S Pen. Designed as the best Samsung can offer, it rocks all the bells and whistles seen in the past and then some. It also has the hard task of washing away the shame that the Note 7 brought on and, at first glance, seems to be well on its way to doing so.

It’s an awesome-looking handset with a rather steep price to boot. After seeing what it’s about, you should be well geared to answer the question “Do …

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus: first look

August 22, 2017

Mobile tech has fallen under a heavy curse this year… so many incredible products to choose from! Really, it’s such a strong cycle for most major brands, that we pity consumers for having to purchase just one device! Not only that, but things are bound to get even worse, because Samsung has just introduced another top-shelf smartphone – the Note 8. Not cool, Samsung, not cool. Another promising smartphone to compete for our hard-earned cash. And before the iPhone 8 has arrived, finally bankrupting many a household across the globe, let’s see how this new Galaxy Note 8 baby handles itself …

Android Oreo carries over Bluetooth issues from Nougat

August 22, 2017

Since Pixel phones running Nougat have had some issues with Bluetooth connectivity, many people expected that Android Oreo would fix that. Alas, many Pixel and Nexus owners are now taking to Google’s product forums to report that the latest version of Android has not fixed their Bluetooth woes.

Many users are complaining about the now-well-known bug where Bluetooth turns off on their device and can’t be turned on until the device is rebooted, while others are reporting that connectivity is dropping temporarily while listening to music, causing slow down …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: all new features

August 22, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here and we waste no time to look at all of its notable new features.

A safe, evolutionary upgradeThere are three key features that make the Galaxy Note 8 stand out: first, it’s the new Dual Camera with portrait mode, then, the S Pen, of course, which is now more capable, and last but not least, it is the combination of a large screen and powerful hardware.

We take a look at these three key characteristics in detail, and we also cover all the other important features of the Note 8 right below.

Sony Xperia XZ1 official renders emerge, show off a cool new color option

August 22, 2017

Amidst all the chaos surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was launched mere hours ago, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about other manufacturers and their respective devices. But don’t worry, our job is to remind you of them — for example, remember that Sony has three new Xperia devices in the pipeline?

One of them, the Xperia XZ1, stands out as the definite flagship, thanks to its rumored high-tier specs. We’ve already seen the device in CAD-based renders, but we now have the real deal in front of us.
The renders come from …

Galaxy Note 8 vs S8+ vs S8 official battery life may leave you unimpressed

August 22, 2017

Color us unsurprised, but we just took a glimpse at the official battery life endurance numbers that Samsung is giving for the Galaxy Note 8, and the smaller battery compared to the S8+ has seemingly taken its toll. Samsung was extremely cautious with the Note 8 battery pack, opting for a smaller, 3300 mAh unit than the 3500 mAh pack of the S8+, despite that the Note 8 is the larger device. Granted, the S Pen occupies plenty of space that the S8+ doesn’t have to spare, but still those of you who might have expected an excellent battery life out of the Note 8 …

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