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LG G8 ThinQ: Old Dog, New Tricks

By Sarvjit Rangra | April 15, 2019
LG G8 ThinQ: Old Dog, New Tricks
LG, as usual, is incorporating a mixed bag of tricks — some that were once considered gimmicks many moons ago — that help you handle the phone efficiently and in style.LG has been known in recent years as an ambitious pursuant of unique approaches to the flagship concept. They've tried everything from retaining a removable battery after Samsung jumped ship into sealed juicers, ...

Android Q (Version 10): Privacy, Swipe Controls and Dark Mode

By Sarvjit Rangra | March 26, 2019
Android Q (Version 10): Privacy, Swipe Controls and Dark Mode
We're not mincing words here: Android Q is a welcome addition, but Google isn't selling us on everything that the tenth iteration of their mobile operating system purports to offer.With the recent release of the Galaxy S10 series and now the Android 10 beta, the Google side of the mobile field is all dimes, but the devices that will support it first will likely be far more costly than ...

Bent in Half Over Foldable Phones

By Sarvjit Rangra | March 14, 2019
Bent in Half Over Foldable Phones
There's a market for them, but they're not what we really need right now.Foldables change a few rules of owning a smartphone: You can have the 4.8-inch form factor of old and the 7-inch phablet spec of here and now in a neat little package. This already addresses some of the timeless problems that people have had with the progression of mobile computing devices, namely the lack of ...

You and 5G: Wait Until 2020

By Sarvjit Rangra | March 09, 2019
You and 5G: Wait Until 2020
The fifth generation of cellular data transmission is a stellar improvement over its predecessor. However, history has shown that it's better to wait.Who remembers 10 years ago when 4G was the new hotness? The technology was launched along the tail end of 2010, but it didn't really take off until 2011 when devices began launching to properly support it. Still, those devices brought ...

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Bending the Rules (And Your Wallet)

By Sarvjit Rangra | February 28, 2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold: Bending the Rules (And Your Wallet)
Samsung recently unveiled their first foldable handset after five years of teasing the technology.We remember a time when Samsung hinted at the Galaxy S5 possessing a YOUM display — that is, a bendable or curved screen. It was just later that same year that the Galaxy Note 4 Edge launched, giving us our first look into the flexible display concept brought to life. Those days are long ...

Galaxy S10: Four Models, Countless Upgrades

By Sarvjit Rangra | February 26, 2019
Galaxy S10: Four Models, Countless Upgrades
Samsung wasn't content to release just one or two premium devices inside the Galaxy S line; this time, they took it all the way out to four.Why, you ask, would Samsung do something so bold as releasing four distinct Galaxy S models inside a single release? Surely it would be better to focus on just one or two handsets, right? The answer, dear readers, is this: because they can. Samsung, like...

10 Best Smartphones of 2018

By Sarvjit Rangra | February 02, 2019
10 Best Smartphones of 2018
It's not just about flagships, OLED and epic RAM; modest middle-grounders and budget handsets are part of the picture too."Best" is subjective. Most of the time, "best" lists will strictly list the most expensive and cutting-edge handsets, but let's be honest: Not everyone needs or even wants that. We tried to cover all bases with devices both pricey and cheap, some ...

Snapdragon 855: Finally, Something New

By Sarvjit Rangra | January 08, 2019
Snapdragon 855: Finally, Something New
It might be a little extreme to hope that Qualcomm has surpassed Apple's chipsets in terms of sheer processing punch, but remember that raw horsepower isn't all that matters on the mobile platform.There's a lot that we could talk about on the technical front — think super technical. We have information on developer interviews and all kinds of jargon to throw in that would make ...

Samsung Galaxy S10: What We Think We Know So Far

By Sarvjit Rangra | December 28, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S10: What We Think We Know So Far
Who would've believed that after all these years since the Galaxy S2, Samsung would retain its throne in the industry of Android pocket PCs? If you were deserted on a remote island for the better half of the past decade, we're here to inform you that each subsequent release is subject to the same anticipation and rumor-milling months ahead of confirmation just as we all remember it in the ...

ASUS ROG Phone: Yep, They Did This Too

By Sarvjit Rangra | November 24, 2018
ASUS ROG Phone: Yep, They Did This Too
Be honest: Did you think this would never happen? Now, it's only a matter of time until an Alienware handset shows up too.An important question to ask in all this is whether gaming phones from gaming brands of big companies is what we really want. After all, phone gaming has gained notoriety for its emphasis on microtransactions, Blizzard's botched Diablo Immortal showcase, and ...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Samsung Has Serious Competition

By Sarvjit Rangra | November 17, 2018
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Samsung Has Serious Competition
Lately, Hauwei has been doing its part to shake up the Android ecosystem with affordable devices that punch well within flagship range, even exceeding the capabilities of other top-tier devices. The Mate 20 Pro is no exception.We recognize and applaud the Note 9 despite the S9 and S9+ being arguably disappointing handsets. For most, any of those three devices would be the go-to Android handset ...

iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" Redesign Details: An Internal Shift at Apple?

By Sarvjit Rangra | November 06, 2018
iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" Redesign Details: An Internal Shift at Apple?
We never thought we'd see the day that Apple would begin ditching their own proprietary connectors for USB.Perhaps the recent pressure from Linus Tech Tips, Louis Rossman and other YouTubers has had a hand in the array of legal battles that aim to push Apple away from the not-so-repair-friendly business model that they've slowly been gravitating toward over the years. Maybe, somewhere in...

OnePlus 6T Launch Event: Confirmed Features and Release Date

By Sarvjit Rangra | October 15, 2018
OnePlus 6T Launch Event: Confirmed Features and Release Date
We'll admit to the ennui and boredom that most phones inspire us with these days. Everything just feels too samey now: same CPU, RAM, operating environment and camera features, same lack of a headphone jack, same notch, same design language, same sealed battery. Well, OnePlus is trying to stand out again with the 6T, and as you imagine, it's not quite as gray and boring as some of the ...

Reviewers: The Samsung Note 9 Is Slightly Better Than the Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max

By Sarvjit Rangra | October 08, 2018
Reviewers: The Samsung Note 9 Is Slightly Better Than the Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max
Naturally, it's that time of the year when everyone is looking over the newest Apple devices and comparing them with the just-released Note in another classic battle of Android versus iPhone. As fans know, Samsung originally wanted the Note line to have a release schedule that coincided with the iPhone to try and steal heat leading up to the holiday season in North America. It's a ...

Galaxy A7 (2018): Samsung's First Triple-Camera Phone

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 26, 2018
Galaxy A7 (2018): Samsung's First Triple-Camera Phone
For Samsung's mid-range series — the Galaxy A's — there's a new harbinger of the Galaxy S10, one that brings three cameras and marks Samsung's foray into a world that was formerly explored only by Chinese manufacturers. With the newest Galaxy A7, the handset has been confirmed to ship with three shooters on the back and one in the front. The rear optics will include 24 ...

iOS 12: The Little Differences Make It Big

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 24, 2018
iOS 12: The Little Differences Make It Big
Apple's latest mobile operating environment was recently revealed, and in addition to appearing on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, it has also been rolled out to older models as well. At this point, the Cupertino giant has gone miles to perfect their computing platform, leaving little else to the imagination or for development, and that's where the little details make the biggest difference ...

Missing X-pectations: Apple Reveals the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 15, 2018
Missing X-pectations: Apple Reveals the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR
It's been a few days since the September 13 reveal, but what have we learned about Apple's response to smartphone trends?We mostly write about Android here, but there's no denying the simplicity and nuances of Apple's handsets, the newest and most expensive of which have just been revealed. The update is perhaps iterative at best with Apple promising "improved camera ...

Sony Xperia XZ3: Xperi-ence Doesn't Always Make Perfect

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 08, 2018
Sony Xperia XZ3: Xperi-ence Doesn't Always Make Perfect
Well, we almost mean that. The Xperia XZ3 isn't perfect all-around for a couple reasons, but we'll get to those in time. As a brand that often lurks in the shadows on the smartphone scene, many people have heard of Sony's line of premium handsets but might have never looked into it in lieu of Galaxy, Pixel or iPhone offerings that continue to eat up market share to this day. Depending ...

Google Pixel XL 3: What We Know So Far

By Sarvjit Rangra | August 31, 2018
Google Pixel XL 3: What We Know So Far
Some cite that Google's to-be-released phablet isn't all that a flagship should be in 2018.If you keep up with phone technology at all these days, you probably know about the Pixel line of flagship handsets and the headlines that have recently been spilling out about the newest phablet take, the Pixel XL 3. It's getting mixed reviews based on speculation and confirmed data, and some ...

Take Note of the Note 9: Huge Battery, Bluetooth S-Pen, Terabyte Storage

By Sarvjit Rangra | August 14, 2018
Take Note of the Note 9: Huge Battery, Bluetooth S-Pen, Terabyte Storage
For what some believe is the final release in the Note lineup, the Galaxy Note 9 is making some crazy leaps to wind up where we all needed Samsung to be two years ago with the Note 7. In a recent promotional video, Samsung illustrated every Note from first to final, skipping the Note 7 in a subtle nod that the Korean tech giant has moved on from its mistake. From this, the Note 8 was a massive ...

ThinQing Ahead: LG's Welcome New Approach

By Sarvjit Rangra | June 12, 2018
ThinQing Ahead: LG's Welcome New Approach
LG has always been a great company on the smartphone side of the tech fence, but recent years have betrayed a proclivity for over-innovating, trying too hard or flat-out falling short on quality assurance before green-lighting new flagships in the G series. There was speculation earlier in the year that the South Korean manufacturer would kill off the series altogether, but it turned out that they...

OnePlus 6: Top Notch

By Sarvjit Rangra | May 23, 2018
OnePlus 6: Top Notch
OnePlus had originally started as an invite-only company that wouldn't ship its devices to anyone who was out of the loop. That's radically changed since then, bringing a range of high-specced handsets at mid-range price tags and Apple-like fluidity that owes to the single-device development scheme on a Samsung-esque sixth-month release cycle. This is one of the factors that sets them ...

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

By Sarvjit Rangra | March 01, 2018
Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Well, this is it, folks. Years ago, you might have been that guy or gal who joked with your friends about the cosmic potential of the far-distant Galaxy S9 at a time when the S4 or S5 were coming to light and rumors of YOUM display tech were pushing their apple carts from door to door. Looking back, it's pretty incredible to say that we finally made it, and over melancholy hues, it's said ...

How to Choose the Right Smartphone?

By Sarvjit Rangra | January 31, 2018
How to Choose the Right Smartphone?
Smartphones are ubiquitous. People use them for everything from checking email to taking wedding photos. Phones are not just for phone calls anymore. In fact, the average smartphone has 4,000 times the memory of the computers that sent Apollo 11 to the moon. There are many things to consider when choosing a smartphone. They include: Operating system Manufacturer Screen size and resolution ...

Do You Know the Reasons Why Busy Students Prefer Samsung Smartphones?

By Sarvjit Rangra | October 07, 2017
Do You Know the Reasons Why Busy Students Prefer Samsung Smartphones?
The world today is really advancing as the technology advances. There is plethora of gadgets available that makes it overwhelming to choose the right one. Various companies are manufacturing and introducing different devices. Likewise, innovative ideas provided a new face to the mobile technology at the same time improved the consumer experience.Samsung is one of the companies manufacturing ...

What is Cellphone?

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 18, 2017
What is Cellphone?
Nowadays, the use of technology is everywhere. One of these devices that many people are now using is the cellphone. Cellphone has a primary function and benefits to everyone, that’s why it becomes more popular as time goes by.What is Cellphone?  This is the question that some people ask themselves even if they are already using this device for a long time.A cellphone is a device ...

Samsung Phones vs. Apple Phones: Which is best?

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 18, 2017
Samsung Phones vs. Apple Phones: Which is best?
Looking to buy the best smartphone but don’t know which to choose between Apple and Samsung brands? You can’t be blamed for that matter considering that the smartphone arena is equally dominated by these two giant companies. As what can be observed, Apple and Samsung companies are stiffly competing as to which between themselves has more to offer to the public most especially...

Top 10 Apps for Android Phones

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 18, 2017
Top 10 Apps for Android Phones
Android phones have gained a lot of followers over the past few years, and they are considered to be one of the top competitors of Apple not just in terms of usage but in sales too. Mobile phones that run on Android are making their way into the boardroom in many businesses, paving the way for more applications to be developed for added convenience to its users.Which apps are ...

Top 25 Apps for iPhone

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 18, 2017
Top 25 Apps for iPhone
iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones today and this is one of the products of Apple Inc. This iPhone allows call merging, call holding, conferencing, caller ID as well as integration with various cellular networks and iPhone functions. For instance, if you are playing music and someone is calling, you can receive the call without the need to stop the music. It will automatically stop...

10 Things You Should Know About Your Cellphone

By Sarvjit Rangra | September 18, 2017
10 Things You Should Know About Your Cellphone
Nowadays, cellphones are usually termed as smartphones. Smartphones are basically a small sized computer that is full of features which can make our life easier. However, are you really familiar with your own smartphone? Most the smartphones have features that are less noticeable compared to others. This discussion will familiarize the 10 things you should know about your cellphone.#1 Changing ...