After months of hype and leak, Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 at its Unpacked event in New York. The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s response to the likes of the Pixel XL 2, the iPhone 8, and represents the company’s best device in terms of pure technology.
After months of testing, Google today released the final build of Android 8.0 Oreo for its Pixel and compatible Nexus devices. Android Oreo should also make its way to other popular Android devices before the end of this year. Like with every major release of Android, Google has highlighted the key features in Android 8.0 in its announcement post. However, there’s more in Android Oreo that what meets the eye.
The final release of Android 8.0 Oreo is finally here after multiple Developer Preview releases from Google over the last few months. At first glance, it might seem like that Android Oreo only comes with a handful of major new features but that is not the case. Dig deeper and you will see that the OS comes with plenty of new features that are worth trying.
The Nokia 6 is the current* spearhead of the brand’s return to the smartphone world in 2017 and follows several years of being locked out, following the Microsoft buyout of its Devices division in 2013. It’s still Nokia in terms of logo and branding, it’s still designed in Finland, it’s still made like a tank, but the actual firm behind it is HMD Global and all the manufacturing is in China. So take the ‘Nokia’ branding with just a pinch of salt.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 has already leaked in press renders this week and now the detailed specs of the device have also been leaked online. Coming from the ever reliable @evleaks, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960.
Motorola recently launched the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus in India. These new budget handsets from the Lenovo-owned Moto are meant for first-time or casual smartphone users and come with beefy batteries to ensure they easily last through a day. In typical Moto style, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus run on a near-stock build of Android Nougat. However, this does not mean that they don’t come with plenty of hidden features. Plus, there are always a few tips and tricks that you can use to get the most out of these handsets.
There are numerous superlatives that could be levelled at the new HTC U11. It’s super-speedy, it takes superb photos, it’s virtually ‘stock’ (Android), the display’s fabulous… and it’s a great mirror. Not electronically, through the selfie camera – the back of the U11 itself is effectively mirrored, reflecting colours and details from whatever’s in front of it. Which at least makes the unadorned phone stand out in a crowd, even if it’s the lady opposite you on the tube checking that her hair looks OK…
The OnePlus 5 is a modest upgrade over the OnePlus 3/3T except for the camera department. The Never Settle company has gone all in on the camera of the phone and included a dual-camera setup that is similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus.
After much testing of the new OnePlus 5, this flagship is all about balance. Every manufacturer has to juggle specifications, hardware design constraints and component prices in order to bring the product home at just the right price yet without compromising performance. And OnePlus has proved itself something of a master at this in the past, with the ‘5’ fitting right into the same pattern. The headline omissions from the aforementioned juggling are the use of ‘only’ a 1080p screen, the lack of official waterproofing, and the single loudspeaker, plus there’s a dubiously specified dual camera. But more on these below in my full OnePlus 5 review…
The OnePlus 5 is out following months of leaks and hype surrounding it. Successor to the OnePlus 3/3T, the OnePlus 5 is packed to the brim with top-notch internals including a dual-camera setup at the rear, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and 6/8GB RAM.