Category Archives: MOBILE

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

HTC U11 Is A Beautiful Smartphone Designed To Be Squeezed

Who would have thought that the simple gesture of gripping a smartphone could be turned into something so much more? Well, that certainly is the case with HTC’s newest smartphone, U11. This Android 7.1-powered (with HTC Sense, naturally) 5.5-inch device comes with an innovative feature called Edge Sense that lets you take photos, launch your favorite apps, text on-the-go, access to voice assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa (yes, that too), and more, simply by squeezing the device. What you want the squeeze to trigger is really up to you configure. So, move over, knock-to-wake, cos’ squeezing sounds like a lot more fun. Continue reading HTC U11 Is A Beautiful Smartphone Designed To Be Squeezed

Meitu Is Selling Sailor Moon-Themed M8 With ‘Moon Stick’ Selfie Stick

You probably won’t turned into a girly middle-school Japanese student with a magical cat that bestowed her with the power to save the world under the alter-ego Sailor Moon with the Meitu Sailor Moon Pretty Warrior Edition M8 smartphone, but you sure can look the part and best of all, still make calls, text, and a bunch of other stuff a smartphone does these days. And oh, yes, and take selfie like a Sailor Moon pro should with the Sailor Moon-themed selfie stick. Continue reading Meitu Is Selling Sailor Moon-Themed M8 With ‘Moon Stick’ Selfie Stick

World’s First Clear Samsung Galaxy S8 Made Possible With Some Sacrifices

JerryRigEverything, the man who is now better known for his penchant for destructing smartphones and/or turning them into clear-back examples is back at it again. This time, he took a perfectly new Samsung Galaxy S8 and gave it a gleaming, transparent back. And how did he managed to pull it off? Well, from the looks of it, it wasn’t a simple task and it is surely a ‘mod’ that should not be attempted by anyone who have absolutely no idea of what they are doing. In other words, please don’t this at all. Even though we don’t encourage the act of smartphone cruelty, we can’t deny it is pretty dope to be able to see the inside of a Samsung Galaxy S8. Continue reading World’s First Clear Samsung Galaxy S8 Made Possible With Some Sacrifices

Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color

Nike has once again teamed up with Apple to introduce another Apple Watch. Yes, the first was announced just last September, but last week, the sporting goods maker has unveiled the second, this time introducing Nike’s collaborative innovation platform called NikeLab. The new Nike collab Apple Watch, dubbed Apple Watch NikeLab is a limited edition smart timepiece in neutral-tone, sporting black and cream watch band paired to a Space Gray Apple Watch Series 2. Continue reading Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color

Guess What? Xiaomi’s New Mi 6 Has No Headphone Jack Too

I don’t think Apple did pull off the no headphone jack thing. Some users are still sore about it and despite so, it is not going to stop China handset maker, Xiaomi, from doing the same. Yes. You heard that right. Xiaomi’s latest flagship, the Mi 6, has no headphone jack. I don’t know if it go down well with China users, so, I guess we just have to wait it out and see how the masses react to this ‘devastating news’. The shock of no headphone jack aside, Mi 6 does bring some good news to those tight on budget but still wanting the latest in mobile processing because the Mi 6 is the first Chinese handset to flaunt Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 System-on-Chip, a much sought after chip that has so far seen on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR display. Continue reading Guess What? Xiaomi’s New Mi 6 Has No Headphone Jack Too

Samsung’s New Galaxy Book Availability And Pricing Announced

April 21 is the date you want remember if you can’t wait to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Book announced last month. For those in the U.S., Galaxy Book 12-inch LTE model will be available at Verizon Wireless for $1,299.99. On the same day, pre-orders for the WiFi models, which starts at $1,129.99 and $629.99 for the 12-inch and 10.6-inch respectively, will kick off at Samsung online store and select retailers including Best Buy. If not into pre-ordering, or even grabbing the LTE model, you will be able to buy the device a month from now, starting May 21. Also, if black is your thing, you have know it is exclusive to Best Buy. Continue reading Samsung’s New Galaxy Book Availability And Pricing Announced

China’s Maze Mobile Teases Sexy Bezel-less Smartphone Called Alpha

We suspect bezel-less is going to be the next big thing in the smartphone industry. To be honest, I am surprise the bezel-less fad hasn’t catch on since two years ago when Sharp debuted the near bezel-less AQUOS Crystal. Even with several manufacturers (you know, like Nubia, Ubik and the likes) touting bezel-less as a design feature between then and now, bezel-less is not as mainstream as we have hoped. We certainly will love to see bezel-less becomes a norm and hopefully, with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, it (bezel-less) will go mainstream. Continue reading China’s Maze Mobile Teases Sexy Bezel-less Smartphone Called Alpha

For Some Reason, A Dude Made His Own iPhone In China Feels Like A Hero To Us

A computer programmer with zero experience electronics has built himself a working iPhone 6s and for some reason, it feels like a heroic act to us. I mean, no freaking shit. He actually built a complete, like-new device from scratch! And yeah, the touch ID is working alright. The dude, whom we believe to be a person called Scotty Allen AKA Strange Parts, was a former software engineer who decided to take on the challenge of building a 16GB iPhone 6s from scratch and as part of his adventure, he hit up China’s famed Huaqiangbei, AKA ‘Silicon Valley of Hardware’, in Shenzhen, spending two months locating the parts and putting the device together. Continue reading For Some Reason, A Dude Made His Own iPhone In China Feels Like A Hero To Us

Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Announced, Sports Expansive Bezel-less Display

So, the moment loyal Samsung fans have been waiting for has just came and went. We are talking about the much anticipated new Galaxy device, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S8+. I don’t even know where to begin. Perhaps, I will just go with the hard details like the design and tech specs cos’ software is, as always, Samsung kind of heavy and I suspect, many functions will not be touched by average users. Now, on with the designs and specs. First foremost, Samsung Mobile is certainly a certified curved screen addict because the S8 and the larger ‘+’ model are sticking to the ‘safe’ curve screen design, but it is now bezel-less and has a fancy name called Infinity display. Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Announced, Sports Expansive Bezel-less Display

This Is How You Can Turn A White Front Red iPhone To One With A Black Front

The first ever iPhone to get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment, the Apple (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have just officially become available last Friday, but the community already can’t wait to put it under the knife to get what some want: a black front. Yes. The white front is not getting a lot of love cos’, apparently, most people are evil because they like it in black instead of the white the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 (and 7 Plus) comes equipped with. Nah. Just kidding. Anyways, I am not going to lie. I am also leaning towards black cos’ I think it looks better with the crimson red of the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone. That said if you are so incline of having the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 with black front, well, not all hopes are lost. Continue reading This Is How You Can Turn A White Front Red iPhone To One With A Black Front