Not since the original iPhone have we been blown away by a smartphone.
Sure smartphones have come a long way, but not since the first iPhone launch more than a decade ago have we seen this big of a phone revolution.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which smartphone takes the best photos of them all?
If you’re looking for the best camera smartphone money can buy, look no further. We’ve rounded up the best, currently available smartphones in the world today, took them on a road trip, took plenty of the same photos, and evaluated the results.
Here’s what we found…
Let’s recap Huawei’s spectacular 2016: The company shipped an impressive 140 million smartphones last year; its flagship P9 sold over 10 million units; it was right behind Apple in smartphone profits; and its third-place position in the global market was secured. And yet, the Chinese company made less money last year than in 2015. What?!
Huawei’s Honor series usually targets the midrange market, and Mobile World Congress (MWC) is traditionally the chosen grounds for showcasing the hottest mobile gadgets. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is about to go against those two norms.
Remember that foldable phone Samsung showed off in 2014? No, not the W2017 launched just a couple of months ago, but the concept device that was flexible enough to transform from a pocket-sized phone into a 7-inch tablet.
Android Nougat has finally eclipsed Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich in market share, but that’s not something to brag about.
An information technology minister in India confirmed that Apple will indeed begin manufacturing iPhones in India soon, in what will be the company’s next major step in world domination.
While Greenery may be the new Pantone color of the year for 2017, blue is undoubtedly the color that’s caught the imagination of the smartphone industry.
From Shenzhen to Silicon Valley, smartphone manufacturers the world over gave users a shiny new color to pick from. Move over rose gold; this year, blue is the new black.
You might have heard about Apple finally overtaking Samsung in smartphone shipments last quarter, and in turn, owning a larger piece of the total market share. Great achievement, yes, but the true accomplishment belongs to the brands found below the two giants.
As somebody who — very naively — asks only two questions when presented with a smartphone (Are there games? Is the camera good?), one can rightly guess that I have a simple make-do-with-what-you’ve-got attitude towards taking photos — and by making do with what I’ve got, I mean my inability to patiently adjust smartphone settings to get that “perfect” shot, as my version of a “perfect shot” is capturing a precious moment as swiftly and genuinely as possible (before they flee the perimeter, especially).
Another day, another ZenFone 3 variant from ASUS. This time, it’s the ZenFone 3s Max (notice the little “s” there), and it’s officially available beginning next week. [Updated with official price]
The world’s largest smartphone market hasn’t been so fond of iPhones lately. It was a close fight, but Apple has finally been overtaken by China’s very own brands.
Apple products may be a global force, but penetration hasn’t been too good in India. That’s because Apple is required to have at least 30 percent of its units manufactured in India for the company to be allowed to sell in physical stores. The Cupertino group hasn’t been able to set up an Indian factory to bypass this obstacle yet, but this could soon change.
Samsung normally uses the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) to showcase its latest and greatest phone. This year is going to be different; the Korean manufacturer will skip making a splash at MWC and will instead save its Galaxy S8 unveiling for another day. Competing companies would naturally rejoice at the chance for a longer spotlight on their own products, but that won’t be the case now.
The most important takeaway from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 press conference yesterday is that the Korean tech giant has learned from its mistakes, and is not afraid to take full responsibility for the explosive incident. Now that the investigations are over and all issues have been set aside, Samsung is already announcing the next phase for the Galaxy Note line.
With 2017 in full swing and the launch of the Galaxy S8 mere months away, Samsung hopes to put to rest the case of the flaming Note 7 and the subsequent recall of what many considered to be the best smartphone ever built.
Today at a press conference in Korea, the tech giant announced the results of its own internal investigation and that of three other independent firms.
Whenever a smartphone has a Plus at the end of its name you expect it to be bigger and better than its namesake.
But that’s not the case when it comes to the V5 Plus, the newest smartphone from Chinese up and comer Vivo. In fact when it comes down to the tale of the tape, the V5 Plus is roughly the same size as the V5 that came a few months before it.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from ASUS throughout the years, the company and its CEOs think highly of their phones, to the point of calling them “better than Apple, better than Samsung.” Still not satisfied with its success, the Taiwanese manufacturer set another high bar for itself.
After getting our attention with an outrageous $2,450 phone, Gionee decided to act normal this time and release a handset most people could call affordable.