If dual cameras were the hot trend for smartphones last year, bezel-less displays are the ones keeping handsets interesting this year. And although they were limited to flagships at the start of 2017, midrange phones have finally been incorporating the feature lately — the newest of which being the Vivo V7+.
We’ve pretty much established that the Galaxy Note 8 is the best stylus-equipped smartphone in the market. The real question is: Is there more to it than that?
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was the perfect send-off to the blockbuster franchise’s hero Nathan Drake, and would’ve been the best conclusion to the series. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy tries to make the case for even more Uncharted.
ASUS has, once again, released a swarm of ZenFones with a variety of configurations. Having choices is great and all, but the question on everyone’s mind is: Which model is the best bang for one’s buck? If we had to pick one, it would likely be the ZenFone 4 Max.
When there’s talk of tech innovation, we don’t usually think of hair dryers. Dyson might just change that.
The Dyson Supersonic is today’s top-of-the-line luxury blow dryer. I say that because it costs more than any normal hair dryer would — much more. Just what would justify a steep price tag?
In a time when cameras are getting smaller and every scene becomes a digital image at a tap on a smartphone screen, are prints still relevant?
Fujifilm’s Instax SQ10 aims to prove that they are. Following the wide success enjoyed by previous Instax models as the cutest niche product for print enthusiasts and go-to girlfriend gift of the past millennium, the brand tries its hand at a digital/analog camera hybrid.
No company causes more disruption in the smartphone market than Xiaomi. Time and time again, the Chinese company pushes incredible bang-for-buck products that undercut competing offerings at all levels.
The Polaroid camera is making a comeback with the Snap Touch, and I am giddy with nostalgic excitement.
When was the last time you held an actual photo in your hand?
I grew up with physical photo albums and picture frames. These days, though, you’d be hard-pressed to find photo printouts — most pictures are stored in your camera roll or tucked away as “Memories” on your Facebook feed.
A nifty device will change that.
It was exactly a year ago when I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, and while it was a complete Windows system inside a slim tablet, there were three drawbacks: no bundled stylus pen, overreliance on the keyboard case, and lack of ports. The newer, upgraded Galaxy Book — yes, the naming scheme changed once again — fixes one of those issues.
Sports ignite people. We map stories to players’ careers. We label rival athletes facing off as heroes and villains. We cry when the home team loses a deciding playoff match. We rejoice when they finally win championship gold.
Pyre sets out to spark that real human passion in its fantastical basketball/visual novel combo.
One of the mainstays of our Best Budget Smartphones list has been Huawei’s GR5 2017, and for good reason. It has a sleek build beyond its price point, a strong pair of main cameras, and great performance all around. But what if we could lower that price a little more?
What if you could build the perfect smartphone, picking individual parts, and assembling them together like Lego blocks?
Wide-angle camera, snap it on. Two-day battery, snap it on. More storage for your photos, snap some on too — that’s the vision behind the modular smartphone idea, and after years of top secret development, 2016 saw multiple tech companies chase after that dream with varying amounts of success, or complete lack thereof.
They may not be as popular as before, but HTC is still around making Android phones. It’s hard to make a dent to the popularity of other phone brands, although with good-looking phones, HTC is on track to keep itself relevant. In the sea of aluminum and plain glass smartphones, the HTC U Play stands out with its design.
I love fighting games. But I’m terrible at them. For all my desire to play a real-time game of chess, in which I predict and counter my opponent’s every move, I still launch into a Shoryuken when I meant to let loose a Hadoken. I am mechanically bad at the genre, so I have enjoyed fighting games only at the margins. Arms changes all of that.
As interesting as the new Xperia X lineup was in rebranding Sony’s flagship efforts, none of them could touch the Xperia Z series of years past in terms of prestige. Adding that “Z” to the Xperia XZ sort of, kinda, brought back that old flame, but it just wasn’t there for me. And that was the issue at hand.
The Meizu M5s is a respectable upgrade from its predecessor, the M5. Despite its late release to the series (a year after the M5). It almost feels reminiscent to the Arc Reactors Tony Stark kept upgrading. Similar to altering from one palladium arc to the next, the M5s sustains the same specs as the M5, such as its display, memory, and body, but tweaks the build to a sturdier metal.
Two years ago, I was one of the few people fortunate enough to have an early sample of Lenovo’s Yoga 900 convertible. Needless to say, it drew a lot of attention both here and abroad for its sharp looks. Does the Yoga 910 attract as much praise? See for yourself.