When Xiaomi decided to go big with their next smartphone, they weren’t kidding. The Mi Max overshadows most handsets in terms of size, pushing 6.44 inches of display on a full-metal body. It’s by far the China-based manufacturer’s largest phone since starting out, and it has GadgetMatch’s full attention right now.
Last week, we spent a generous amount of time on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. It got our unboxing and hands-on treatment as seen above, plus an in-depth look into how well the phone works as a daily driver. With all the exposure we’ve given this phablet, why would we feature it again here? The answer is quite simple, and it involves more of its kind.
Phones that can last longer have risen to popularity lately, in large part thanks to Pokémon Go, essentially a smartphone battery’s worst nightmare.
And if, you’re still in the market for something that can get you past the first day, the ZenFone 3 Max is among the better choices out there. It’s fitted with a 4,100mAh battery for up to 18 hours of web browsing or up to 87 hours of music playback (ASUS’ words, not ours).
As much as we love brand new features in our smartphone updates, security patches are top priority. This is the case with the latest update for Apple smart devices labelled iOS 9.3.5, which covers up the most dreadful exploit iOS has ever faced.
Freedom from wires is like the holy grail of consumer tech.
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need cables or plugs to connect devices, transfer files, get on the internet, or charge batteries.
How big is too big, really? After seeing phablets as large as 6.8 inches in screen size, anything around 5.5 inches is beginning to feel normal. We’re now taking a look at the Xperia XA Ultra, which is Sony’s largest midranger this year, sitting in what we feel is a comfortable 6 inches.
As hoops fans patiently await the arrival of NBA 2K17 on September 20 (or September 16 for those who preordered), developer 2K Sports has dropped major news about a new and exciting feature that will take basketball’s video game darling to unprecedented heights.
It’s been a long four years since the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was released in 2012. 4K video recording has become more mainstream, HDR videos are slowly becoming a thing, and wireless photo transfers from cameras don’t blow minds anymore. Canon’s latest entry in the EOS 5D lineup has all these features and more, and it once again costs a pretty penny.
It’s 2010: Steve Jobs unveils the first iPad to a wary crowd; Samsung announces the first entry in the Galaxy S series of smartphones; Angry Birds is a worldwide phenomenon; Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is incarnated by Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network; LeBron James decides to take his talents to South Beach.
Within less than a year of releasing the Redmi Note 3 and considering it a resounding success, Xiaomi decided to go ahead and launch the successor, the Redmi Note 4, in China. As you’d expect, the short time gap didn’t allow a lot of revolutionary features to be developed in time for the new model, but the minor changes seem to be worth the effort.
It’s been nearly two months since Google officially named the seventh version of its Android operating system, and we’re now seeing Nexus devices receiving Android 7.0 Nougat through direct, over-the-air downloads. It’s a given that this is the most mature and jam-packed iteration of any Google-powered OS to date, but how far has it come along?
Soon, that high-end Samsung smartphone you’ve been wishing for might be had for less. And no, we’re not talking about buying it from a gray-market importer.
Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to eligible devices via an over-the-air update as we speak. Nexus and Android One phones and tablets, namely the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile Android 4G, Google’s first Android One device for Europe, are getting the first bite off Nougat.
Own a Nexus device? You may be in for a nice surprise today. Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest — and sweetest — version of Google’s mobile operating system, has started rolling out to Nexus devices, so you should be able to install the over-the-air software update on the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6, among others.
UPDATE: A guy with the handle @ on Twitter claims to have the console. He has posted additional photos to prove it’s real. The images can be found at the end of this post.
The internet may have spoiled an upcoming product announcement yet again. As most savvy gamers know, Sony’s PlayStation 4 is rumored to be getting a hardware upgrade (plus a makeover) at a PlayStation event in New York City on September 7th.
If you live in the Philippines, and you’re looking to take home the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the S7 edge, now’s the best time to do so. Unless, of course, you’re eyeing the Galaxy Note 7, which is arguably the South Korean OEM’s best effort to date and one of the most well-received phones this year.
Wouldn’t it be great if you lived by a PokéStop or two? You could just sit on your couch, set a lure and have pokémon come to you? Don’t even think about it! Not only is that a lazy-ass idea, it’s not feasible. If you’re really serious about catching them all, you’ll need to put in the time, just like in the game or TV show, moving from place to place in search of them all.
The Galaxy Note 7, which we’re sure many of you have heard about by now, isn’t the only new Samsung smartphone with a huge display out there. The Galaxy A9 Pro has more screen space, plus a much more agreeable battery capacity that could get it to last through another day without a recharge. In other words, it is big for good reasons.
Cheaters beware: Niantic Labs is trying to make Pokémon Go a fairer game to play for all. As The Verge previously reported, the development studio has quietly updated its terms of service for the hit smartphone game so it can dish out lifetime bans to players who are caught cheating, as opposed to kicking them out temporarily, which it has done in the past.