Category Archives: MOBILE

Mobile communication devices including standard mobile/cell phone, smartphones of various platforms and OSes.

OnePlus 5T Unveiled, Touts 6-inch Edge-to-Edge Display And A Headphone Jack

With so many headline-grabbing flagships being introduced in recent months, it is easy to forget that small players like OnePlus has something good to offer without leaving us stunt with their luxury pricing. Speaking of which, OnePlus has just announced its much anticipated “premium” flagship, the OnePlus 5T and boy, is it a beauty. This beauty is a result of a combination of an immersive 6-inch “Full Optic AMOLED” display with an 18:9 aspect ratio that consumed almost the entire front of the device and a seamless anodized aluminum unibody. Continue reading OnePlus 5T Unveiled, Touts 6-inch Edge-to-Edge Display And A Headphone Jack

Is This The Most Customizable Android Smartphone In The Market Right Now?

I am not going to lie. I get bored with my phone easily. Not with the features and functions though; it is more with the look. Maybe I shouldn’t look at my phone so many times in day. But I can’t help it cos’ I am a gadget zombie. That’s probably why I uses a case or skin as a pathetic attempt to change the look. But as it turns out, I don’t have to. There is actually an Android smartphone out there that allows you and I to change the look of the device as and when we feel like it without bumping up the device size like it would when used with a cover. So, I guess its a ‘yay’? Continue reading Is This The Most Customizable Android Smartphone In The Market Right Now?

There Is Going To Be An Android Phone That Isn’t A Smartphone

The point of Android OS is to make your smartphone, well, smart, so you can do a lot more things than making voice calls and send text messages. Having said that, it is only natural for one to come to conclusion, almost naturally, that an Android phone will be such, but that’s really not the case for NichePhone-S, an upcoming mobile phone (note, I said ‘mobile phone’) from Japanese company, FutureModel. NichePhone-S is, as the product name suggests, a very niche phone. Why? As you can see, it looks like a glorified calculator, but beneath that, Android 4.2 OS is breathing life to it. Despite so, it does nothing more than voice calls, text messages, and stream music. Continue reading There Is Going To Be An Android Phone That Isn’t A Smartphone

Who Needs Wireless Charging On iPhone X When It Can Charges Itself?

One of the ‘innovations’ Apple touts with the new iPhone X was wireless charging, but really, that ‘innovation’ is not an innovation. It has been a staple in many Android smartphones for years now and so, being a person of riches, why should you be seen using an “old technology.” I mean, come on, the iPhone X is in itself a luxury good, costing at least $999, so really it deserves a lot more “revolutionary” tech. And this, folks, is why there’s the Caviar iPhone X Tesla. Continue reading Who Needs Wireless Charging On iPhone X When It Can Charges Itself?

Amazon’s Leverages On AR To Let You Virtually Place Products In Your Home

Times have really change. These days, when we buy things like appliances, we want to make sure they look good with the rest of the kitchen. You can try your best to imagine how they will look, or you can do what I used to do: photoshop the item into an image of your living, kitchen or whatever, or you could look to Amazon iOS Shopping app. Amazon has leverage on Apple’s ARKit to include augmented reality inside the app, so don’t need to do either. Continue reading Amazon’s Leverages On AR To Let You Virtually Place Products In Your Home

Razer’s First Smartphone May Just Be The First True Gamers’ Mobile Phone

Today, or yesterday for some, the gaming lifestyle company with its roots in gaming mice, Razer, has made its first smartphone official. Simply called The Razer Phone, this all-black device is armed with the world’s first 120 Hz UltraMotion screen, Dolby Atmos audio technology and “lightning-fast” performance that will redefine mobile entertainment. With the 5.72-inch QHD IGZO LCD blessed with the world’s first 120 Hz UltraMotion display, it promised to deliver “the fastest refresh rates and smoothest graphics” though adaptive refresh technology that synchronizes the GPU and display to eliminate image tearing or lag while remaining power efficient. Continue reading Razer’s First Smartphone May Just Be The First True Gamers’ Mobile Phone

Clear Back iPhone 8 Look Totally Awesome, But I Suggest You Not Do It

There is something about gadgets with clear cover. I don’t know. I feel it kind of makes a gadget more “technical” and the person using it, a tad more, how do you say? Tech savvy? Or something like that, but of course, as much as I love doing it, I won’t because I will break the waterproofing and obviously, end my warranty prematurely. All I can do is to see YouTubers like JerryRigEverything and more recently, EverythingApplePro has done it too. The thing is, not everyday you get to see the people pulling it off. It is only when the stock cover are of glass, only then someone can do something about it and the newest iPhone, the iPhone 8, just happen to sport a glass back. Continue reading Clear Back iPhone 8 Look Totally Awesome, But I Suggest You Not Do It

XDA One-Handed Mode Enables One-handed Use On Any Size Android Phone

Apple is not all about copying competitors’ ideas and making them better. There were times where the Cupertino tech giant did make the first. iOS reachability is one of them, introduced in 2014 as part the new OS feature along with the company’s first large screen device, the iPhone 6 Plus. Reachability is a software driven feature which lets you temporarily move the user interface towards the bottom section of the screen for ease of access, thus enabling one-handed operation. Now, large screen devices in Android are not new. However, only a handful handset makers have addressed the one-handed operation but if you are not using certain devices that support one-handed mode, well, fret not cos’ XDA One-Handed Mode is here to save the day. Continue reading XDA One-Handed Mode Enables One-handed Use On Any Size Android Phone

Motorola moto x4 Is Sleek, IP68 Rated, Lets You Use Alexa Without Unlocking

With all the hustle and bustle over the new iPhones, new Google Phone and even more recently, the ZTE dual screen phone and Huawei AI-ready Mate devices, it is easy to forget that there are other good handset makers out there. One of these ‘good handset makers’ would be Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility. Speaking of which, we would like to draw your attention to its latest, super sleek handset, the moto X4 (stylized as X4), which is very cool, btw). It is not the thinnest phone around. Not even remotely close, but for some reasons, the anodized aluminum and wraparound glass design and the different-from-most-handset-makers dual camera setup on its contoured back makes us want to take several more looks at the device. Continue reading Motorola moto x4 Is Sleek, IP68 Rated, Lets You Use Alexa Without Unlocking

ZTE Axon M Is Flip Phone Over Again, But Now It Is A Screen Instead Of Keypad

Before a real foldable smartphone promised by Samsung becomes a reality next year, China handset maker ZTE has a “foldable” smartphone to offer to eager early adopters. Called ZTE Axon M Dual Screen Foldable Smartphone, it is not quite the foldable device most of us have in mind. Instead of a foldable display, it gets, as the product name implies, two separate display. Axon M second display opens up in the fashion of a flip phone, but instead of opening up in portrait orientation, it opens up landscape wise. The star of the show is clearly the dual display setup, each coming in at 5.2-inch and at 1080p FHD boosting 426ppi, overlaid with Corning Gorilla Gen 5. Continue reading ZTE Axon M Is Flip Phone Over Again, But Now It Is A Screen Instead Of Keypad