Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, its biggest and most powerful Note handset yet. The Note 9 in many ways embodies what a Note device truly stands for: a big bad-ass smartphone filled to the brim with top-notch features. While the Note 9 itself is pretty impressive, the S Pen is even more impressive this time around.
OnePlus has managed to strike gold with the OnePlus 6. While the company has been consistently churning out great smartphones since the last two years, the OnePlus 6 has truly turned out to be a massive hit for the company selling 1 million units in just 22 days. To keep consumer interest alive in the phone and to ensure it continues to catch the media attention, OnePlus is also releasing new color variants of the device.
Conventional wisdom says that smartphones in 2018 are little more than glass slabs with similar features and, while the discerning enthusiast knows that this is not true (there are plenty of differentiators), the new OnePlus 6 is a great example of a ubiquitous ‘slab’ with little real character or star quality. Other than value, since it retains the OnePlus tradition of offering flagship chipsets at a relatively affordable price.
The months and years roll by and Huawei and Honor smartphones evolve… slowly. Each is – genuinely – better than the last, but the glossy mass of glass, the avalanche of Emotion UI and bundled software, the dual camera ideas, much also stays the same. Is there enough new for the Honor 10? Actually yes, mainly through the AI in the camera, though there are quirks, plus a surprisingly low price point.
It’s not often that an accessory is perfect. Yet this Mophie design gets as close as it possibly can, building inexorably to something of a huge caveat: its price. But hopefully this look through the tech and design will convince you that this is worth $100 or so, if you occasionally live on the ragged battery edge…
One complaint about general phone reviews has been that they focus(!) too much on the cameras – most of us only take a handful of photos per day, yet quite often a third of a phone review is talking about its camera. However, remember that you may only take a few photos and use your phone for a few minutes each day, but the shots it produces are memories and will stay with you for years to come, while the hours you spend in Twitter and Facebook are utterly ephemeral.
The Nokia 7 Plus was first unveiled by HMD Global-owned at MWC 2018 this year. The mid-range smartphone launches in India later this month and has already got a lot of people interested in it. However, there’s another phone in India which has a lot of people interested — the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Starting with a (ahem) mock drama set in Samsung’s boardroom, I present my assessment of the brand new Galaxy S9 (and, by extension, the S9+, since most of the hardware and software are identical). It’s perhaps the ultimate do-everything smartphone for the man in the street, and Samsung knows its market – this will sell by the tens of millions. Is it perfect? Not quite, as you’ll see, but it’s darned good and worthy of heaps of praise here.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are finally official after almost a month of leaks. The handsets are packed to the brim with the very best technology that is available in the market.
Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Barcelona, Spain. The company’s flagship Galaxy S handsets for 2018 sport minor design changes compared to their predecessor but feature vastly improved camera and specifications.