With the release of the new Android update dubbed as 8.0 Oreo, the first thing that comes to the minds of device owners is, “Will I receive the update?”
Here is a list we were able to gather per brand to answer the question:
Updated: September 15, 2017
During the launch of its the ZenFone 4 smartphones, ASUS officially announced that it’ll update its current devices to Android 8.0. Included in the roster is a whole bunch of last year’s ZenFone 3 series and the latest ZenFone 4 phones.
- ZenFone 4
- ZenFone 4 Pro
- ZenFone 4 Max
- ZenFone 4 Max Plus
- ZenFone 4 Max Pro
- ZenFone 4 Selfie
- ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
- ZenFone 3
- ZenFone 3 Deluxe
- ZenFone 3 Laser
- ZenFone 3 Max
- ZenFone 3 Ultra
- ZenFone 3 Zoom
So far, BlackBerry has officially confirmed that its current flagship phone will get the update.
Essential’s VP of Software announced through a Reddit AMA that their sole phone offering will get the update sometime in October or November 2017.
- Essential Phone (PH-1)
The first in line for the new update are the supported phones from Google. Both the Nexus and Pixel lines of phones will get the update as soon as possible.
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Pixel C
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
Through a tweet, the Taiwanese company has confirmed its flagship devices to have Android Oreo.
- HTC U11
- HTC U Ultra
- HTC 10
Motorola is known to give prompt updates, and Android Oreo is surely coming to their current phones. Thankfully, Motorola’s US arm confirmed the smartphones that’ll get the update, although there’s no definite time frame.
- Moto Z2 Force
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto Z Force DROID
- Moto Z
- Moto Z Play
- Moto G5S Plus
- Moto G5 Plus
- Moto G5
The new owners of Nokia, HMD Global, has promised to bring the latest updates quickly to its smartphones. Expect the update notification to chime in the coming months.
- Nokia 8
- Nokia 6
- Nokia 5
- Nokia 3
- OnePlus 5
- OnePlus 3T
- OnePlus 3
Samsung is yet to give out the official Android O update cards, but SamMobile (a dedicated news site for anything Samsung) gave out their estimates. No timeline yet, but the flagships will definitely get theirs first.
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy Note FE
- Galaxy S8
- Galaxy S8+
- Galaxy S8 Active
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
- Galaxy S7 Active
- Galaxy A7 (2017)
- Galaxy A5 (2017)
- Galaxy A3 (2017)
- Galaxy J7 (2017)
- Galaxy J5 (2017)
- Galaxy Tab S3
- Galaxy C9 Pro
- Galaxy C7 Pro
- Galaxy J7 Prime
Sony released their official list of smartphones getting the Android Oreo update. Their new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact devices already have Android Oreo out of the box.
- Xperia XZ Premium
- Xperia XZs
- Xperia XZ
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA1
- Xperia XA1 Ultra
- Xperia Touch
This listing is not final; more manufacturers will announce their plans and leaks will find their way online. Stay tuned!
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realme 9i Hands-On
Solid as usual
The realme 9i is the “little brother” in the realme 9 series. And while it doesn’t pack the same punch as its pro siblings – the realme 9 Pro and realme 9 pro+ – there’s enough here for anyone who just needs a reliable daily smartphone.
Here’s a quick look at the specs before we dive in deeper:
- 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate
- Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G processor
- 6GB RAM with Dynamic RAM expansion feature up to 5GB
- 128GB Internal Storage
- 5,000mAh battery
- 33W Dart Charge tech
- 50MP main camera
- 2MP macro lens
- 2MP depth lens
- 16MP selfie shooter
Here are some samples for your appreciation.
Neat, simple, and elegant
The realme 9i is pretty understated in the looks department. The variant we got comes in blue and depending on how the light hits, you’ll see some lines to accentuate its back.
As for button and port placements, at the bottom you’ll find the usuas: speaker grille, USB-C port, and 3.5mm jack.
On the right side is the power button/fingerprint scanner.
And on the left hand side are the two, tiny volume buttons.
Overall, the realme 9i looks neat. Simple yet elegant. The camera stands out, obviously. But you can say that for most phones these days. It’s light for its size and appearance. It’s already easy to hold as is, but it’s even easier if you’re the phone-case-and-pop-up socket type of person.
Switching from one app to the other, or going back to the home screen for that matter is seamless and fast. There’s no trouble opening or loading apps so far.
The apps load from where I last left it, provided I haven’t closed all apps, cleared RAM, or optimized phone usage.
Media consumption and gaming
We enjoyed more than our fair share of watching sports highlights on the realme 9i. It pays to have a great-performing phone to not miss any action. We didn’t have any problems watching on YouTube at the highest resolution settings and at 60 fps.
Same is true for other types of content. The viewing experience was likewise seamless.
The speaker is really loud and complements the video. You don’t have to put it on max volume although it’s still of the best quality when put to max. It doesn’t break.
Playing Mobile Legends with friends and relatives on this phone is perfect even if it’s “only” a mid-level phone. The game’s graphics settings were set on default when opening from the phone. I tinkered it to HD mode with a high refresh rate and “Ultra” graphics, and it didn’t have problems throughout the game like lagging when I played.
On full standby in power saving mode without having to connect it to Wi-Fi or turn on mobile data, the phone consumes just about 5 to 10 percent of its battery power in one whole day.
When charging, it takes less than an hour to charge from 30 percent to full with its 33W fast charging.
Solid as usual
The “i” variants in realme’s numbered series phones have consistently been steady performers and the realme 9i is no different. It’s not gonna wow you with raw specs, but the overall package and performance makes it worthwhile.
The realme 9i retails for PhP 11,990. Buy it here.
vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review
vivo’s best smartphone just got even better!
The vivo X70 Pro+ was launched just several months ago. However, we’re already having a follow-up!
Namely the X80 and X80 Pro — with the latter being vivo’s latest flagship smartphone.
But what makes it different from its predecessor? And what makes the successor a lot more exciting?
Watch our vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review now to find out more!
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions
Premium, smart timepiece
Huawei has been giving us the best choices for stylish timepieces to help us reach our health and fitness goals. And they’re taking the stage again with their new flagship smartwatch — the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro.
Now let’s take a closer look at this device and check what Huawei has in store for us this time.
The GT 3 Pro comes in this sleek black box with the name of the device in gold. Through the box, we also get to know that it is powered by HarmonyOS.
Lifting the cover, you’re immediately greeted by the GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition looking classy beside a gold Huawei logo.
Pulling the tab on the right, you’ll see a smaller enclosure. Opening it up, you’ll see some paperwork, a USB-C cable and a wireless charging cradle.
Now here’s the GT 3 Pro taken out of the box. Looks premium, doesn’t it?
By examining the watch strap, you can easily tell that it’s made of genuine high-quality leather.
The Huawei branding is not seen on the strap. It’s instead engraved on the buckle.
Also unlike the previous GT 2 Pro that has the usual double crown design, the GT 3 Pro has a watch crown and a button.
The rotating crown serves as its power button and scroll and zoom wheel. Rotating it feels smooth without much resistance. But it does have haptic feedback, mimicking a mechanical feel.
Powering it up, you’re notified to get the Huawei Health app and pair it with your phone.
Once paired, you can tinker with the settings and apply customizations based on your preference and liking.
What I immediately liked with the GT 3 Pro is how classy it looks. And despite it being a big smartwatch compared to what I usually use, it feels light on my wrist.
I also can’t help but admire how clean and clear it looks with its 1.43-inch AMOLED display and sapphire glass lens.
Its body, on the other hand, is made of titanium and it has a ceramic back case to complete the premium package.
Using it for a few days, it looks like this timepiece will definitely level up my expectations for smartwatches. But I have yet to fully explore and experience everything about the GT 3 Pro that I’ll share on my hands-on review so don’t forget to also check that out.
Pricing and availability
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro retails for PhP 16,999 and is available in Titanium and Ceramic Edition.
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