Google Can’t Afford Another Nexus 5X

If the LG Nexus 5X were to arrive alone as the sole successor for the Nexus program in 2015, it would have had a better reception from critics and consumers alike. It was what one would expect from a Nexus device – competitive specs at a low price point. But besides the Nexus 5, the Read more about Google Can’t Afford Another Nexus 5X[…]

Xiaomi Redmi 3S: Good News For US Buyers

The mid-range and budget smartphone segments are burning up in the US market as more and more affordable devices begin to adopt impressive specs. That’s why a lot more devices like the Huawei Honor 5X and Moto G4 Play have landed on retail shelves. In case buyers stateside aren’t sufficiently spoiled for choice, the Xiaomi Read more about Xiaomi Redmi 3S: Good News For US Buyers[…]

BlackBerry PRIV Causes More Losses – Now What?

The good news is that the BlackBerry PRIV has pulled BlackBerry away from certain death, but the bad news comes in the form of continued losses for the company. It has just announced its first quarter earnings for 2016 and it spells out a $670 million net loss. In the first quarter of this year, Read more about BlackBerry PRIV Causes More Losses – Now What?[…]

HTC 10 Features On Sony, LG, Samsung – Yes, Please!

Apart from the stock Android, the most popular Android interfaces are TouchWiz from Samsung and HTC Sense from HTC. Between these two, TouchWiz has gotten more flak, perhaps because Samsung has a much larger user base – more users, more complaints. For those on the Galaxy S6 or S7, if TouchWiz is a pain and Read more about HTC 10 Features On Sony, LG, Samsung – Yes, Please![…]

Stock Android Samsung Galaxy S6 Would Have Died, Again

Three generations ago, a certain dinosaur called the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition existed, but it died a quiet death and has been extinct ever since. With the state of Samsung’s software support, many Galaxy S6 and S7 users would kill to have that sort of device back again. But it’s not going to Read more about Stock Android Samsung Galaxy S6 Would Have Died, Again[…]

Sony Won’t Learn From Xperia Z5 Mistakes

Besides being a flaccid improvement over the Sony Xperia Z3, the Sony Xperia Z5 failed because of several foolhardy decisions by Sony. Its late entry into the US is one of them, but there are two more important reasons. The first has to do the price of the flagship. If Sony had priced the Xperia Read more about Sony Won’t Learn From Xperia Z5 Mistakes[…]

Moto X Pure Deal Eclipses Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3

When one thinks about the ideal stock Android device, it is usually the Nexus 6P and not the Moto X Pure Edition. That’s fair enough, seeing that the Nexus flagship is directly from Google. However, even though its processor is slightly inferior, the Moto X Pure is very much akin the with a Quad HD Read more about Moto X Pure Deal Eclipses Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3[…]

Dirt Cheap BlackBerry PRIV Scares OnePlus 3

We expected discounts to be offered for the Android-run BlackBerry PRIV, but we didn’t think that it would go so far. The device is being sold on eBay for only $300, which comes as a good $450 drop from its original release price. The OnePlus 3, dubbed a flagship killer for its top specs and Read more about Dirt Cheap BlackBerry PRIV Scares OnePlus 3[…]

Sony Xperia Z3 Could Get Odd Battery Feature

One Reddit user has recently provided a detailed account of how his/her Nexus 5X was fried when it was left to charge overnight. The stock charger and cable was used, so there’s no faulty third party hardware to blame. This has happened to many devices that were left tethered to their wall chargers overnight; and Read more about Sony Xperia Z3 Could Get Odd Battery Feature[…]

Google Outlines Nexus 5X, 6P ‘Expiry’ Dates

Android fans who care about keeping their devices healthy and up-to-date with the latest software versions would usually be keen to know if the next Android OS update would be arriving for their devices, or whether they should turn to custom ROMs. This has become less of a concern for Nexus users, given that Google Read more about Google Outlines Nexus 5X, 6P ‘Expiry’ Dates[…]

Google-HTC Contract Secured For Nexus 2016

Since the end of last year, it has been reported several times by numerous sources that HTC would be enlisted to produce the two upcoming Nexus flagship devices for 2016. The latest scoop reveals that Google has already placed orders for the devices from the Taiwanese OEM, according to the latest reports from India Today, Read more about Google-HTC Contract Secured For Nexus 2016[…]

Early PlayStation VR Fanfare Can Rival iPhone 6

October is not too far from now and the excitement is building up for the release of the PlayStation VR headset. In E3 2016 that only just concluded, Sony cut the ribbon on pre-orders for the headset and the reception that followed has been incredible. In Japan, about 500 people lined up outside Yodobashi Camera Read more about Early PlayStation VR Fanfare Can Rival iPhone 6[…]

Nintendo NX Offers Hope For Cartridges

The last Nintendo console to support cartridges was the Nintendo 64. Since then, cartridges have only been used for handheld platforms, while subsequent consoles had a mix of optical discs and digital media. What are the chances that Nintendo fans are susceptible to nostalgia? Looking at the kind of games that the developer normally releases, Read more about Nintendo NX Offers Hope For Cartridges[…]

OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Which Is The Sharper Shooter?

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was recently voted as the most popular smartphone in China, with the OnePlus 3 expected to mount a stern challenge when it spends enough time with users in that market. In many aspects both devices are quite similar. They each run on Snapdragon 820 through Full HD displays and have 3,000mAh Read more about OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Which Is The Sharper Shooter?[…]

Nexus 5X Prices Keep Going Mad – Stay Sharp!

We can’t think of any other device that is currently running on as many discounts and promotions as the Nexus 5X and 6P. While the latter is mostly $50 cheaper than its usual $500 starting price, the 5X is getting ridiculously more affordable. Several days back, B&H Photo was selling the 16GB model of the Read more about Nexus 5X Prices Keep Going Mad – Stay Sharp![…]

Samsung Galaxy S7: Yes, Now $320 Cheaper!

If you don’t mind not having the Edge feature, the Samsung Galaxy S7 can be gotten for a fantastic deal of $480 on eBay. That’s about $250 cheaper than the original price of an unlocked model and roughly $320 cheaper than a carrier model. Given the sellers description that spells out ‘GSM Unlocked’, it is Read more about Samsung Galaxy S7: Yes, Now $320 Cheaper![…]

Popularity Ranking – OnePlus 3 Could Upset Xiaomi Mi 5

It comes as no surprise, really. The Xiaomi Mi 5 has topped the list of most popular smartphones in China, ahead of runner-up Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The OEMs dominance in the market is made apparent with the inclusion of the Xiaomi Mi Max at eighth spot. The only non-China name in the top ten Read more about Popularity Ranking – OnePlus 3 Could Upset Xiaomi Mi 5[…]

Surprise Hit – iPhone SE Faces Short Supply

Detractors and Android fan boys were glad to find out that Apple stocks have been falling a little limp lately, with demand for the upcoming iPhone 7 expected to be much lower than its predecessors. Additionally, the poor initial showing of the iPhone SE, which hardly converted current iPhone users, could be seen as a Read more about Surprise Hit – iPhone SE Faces Short Supply[…]

PS4 Neo Could Reach Sooner Than Expected

When Sony opted not to talk about the improved version of the PS4, dubbed the PS4 Neo or PS4.5 by some, it agitated concerns that the Japanese developer was delaying the launch of the system after being taken aback by the announcement of Project Scorpio from Microsoft. However, that might not be the case, at Read more about PS4 Neo Could Reach Sooner Than Expected[…]