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Best Camera Phone: Smartphones With Best Cameras at Every Budget

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo K6 Power is a great entry level option In the mid-range, the Honor 8 Pro is worth checking out The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are in our top picks Planning to buy a new phone? One thing that most people say they want in a mobile – smart or otherwise – is a great camera. The ... Read More »

ZTE’s $40 Maven 2 gets Android 7.1.1 before the Galaxy S8

ZTE’s Maven 2 might be a super-cheap, low-end phone, but it can now has something that even some flagships like Galaxy S8 don’t have: Android 7.1.1 OS. The device has started receiving an update that bumps the OS version from 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.1.1 Nougat. AT&T is pushing out the update to units on its network. Carrying a build number of Z831V1.0.0B29 ... Read More »

Razer ceases technical support for Nextbit Robin

This January, gaming hardware company Razer acquired Nextbit, the company behind the phone with a successful Kickstarter campaign: the Robin. The phone’s standout feature was that it could store apps and their information on Netbit’s cloud service. When the handset ran out of internal storage, it would make room by deleting less-frequently used apps and photos and they’d load right back ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

With flagship prices dropping, the Galaxy S8 duo was starting to feel a bit pricey. This isn’t much, but it’s something – if you go through eBay, you can save around $30. The Galaxy S8 is $550 on eBay and $575 on Samsung.com (not counting trade ins). The Galaxy S8+ is $640 on eBay, compared to $675 on the official site. Note that we’re talking about unlocked 64GB phones with warranty. ... Read More »

Nokia 8 rumor bonanza: engineering sample on sale, specs revealed by benchmarks

Here’s a detailed bundle of rumors for the Nokia 8. First, someone is selling an engineering sample on Taobao (China’s eBay), a gold copper unit. You can tell it’s an early prototype by the lack of a Zeiss logo next to the camera lenses.    Nokia 8 engineering sample The seller did not confirm any of the specs, luckily a handful of benchmark ... Read More »

Samsung says Galaxy Note8 will offer “more advanced” multimedia features

Samsung has said that its upcoming Galaxy Note8 smartphone will offer “more advanced” multimedia capabilities, effectively making it the best phone for multimedia consumption. “The Galaxy Note series, first launched in 2011, come with a range of multimedia features, including the large-size display, and S Pen, only available with the smartphone models,” the company said during a recent conference call. “The Galaxy ... Read More »

New Verizon Galaxy S7/S7 edge update brings email improvements

Verizon has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units on its network. The update – which arrives as software version G935VVRU4BQG1 for the former and G930VVRU4BQG1 for the latter – brings improvements related to the email app. Specifically, the update fixes the app’s sluggish behavior when running within the Knox container, a change aimed at Knox Business ... Read More »

MIUI 9 is official with three new key features

At an event in Beijing, China, Xiaomi showed the new version of its custom user interface – MIUI 9. It is based on Android Nougat 7.0 and comes with three key features – Image search, Smart assistant, and Smart app launcher.    The image search is something completely new for Xiaomi devices, but you’ve probably seen it in the Photos ... Read More »

Nokia 2 spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 210 chipset

HMD relaunched Nokia in the mid-range and has been expanding down towards the entry level. Currently, the Nokia 3 is the most junior smartphone in the lineup, but a Nokia 2 has been sighted several times. Geekbench detected a Snapdragon 210 chipset (or 212, differences are negligible) with a single gigabyte of RAM – half as much as the 3 has. It ... Read More »

Nokia 8 leaks again in Copper color

We have seen the Nokia 8 leak many times in the past, to the point where there is nothing much left to the imagination. But that hasn’t stopped the leaks from coming in so we have yet another image of the phone out in the wild while Nokia commits to a release date for the device. The latest leak just has one ... Read More »