The HTC Desire 616 dual sim is like a smaller version of the Desire 816 but it has an attention-grabbing octa-core processor. And the processor has eight Cortex-A7 cores instead of big.LITTLE architecture.
The Desire 616 has a large screen for a mid-ranger but with 720p resolution it won’t be fighting flagships any time soon. This fits the style of smartphone popular in East Asia – screen size takes precedence over resolution, dual-SIM is a must and the more cores the better. Read more »
Whether you know it as the HTC One Vogue or the HTC One Ace, the One (E8) is here to put an end to HTC’s usage of low-res cameras… and metal unibodies.
The HTC One (E8) is a plastic variant of the HTC One (M8) that retains almost all aspects of the flagship’s premium package but asks significantly lower at retail. The front is still adorned by a 5″ Super LCD3 of 1080p resolution, the chipset is still a Snapdragon 801, the speakers are still stereo BoomSound and the software is still Sense 6 on top of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Read more »
Lava launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Iris X1 a couple of weeks ago. The Indian manufacturer has promised to deliver high-end smartphone experience at super attractive price tag.
The Lava Iris X1 comes with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor along with Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU on a Broadcom chipset. Let’s see how well it performs. Read more »
Well, this is an odd one. It looks like Flipkart, India’s biggest online retailer, has mistakenly sent people who ordered the new XOLO Win Q900s an Android-running version of the device. To be clear, the XOLO Win Q900s should run Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS.
So imagine the surprise (if not anger) you’d feel were you to order one of those, only to receive something that runs Android. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has one of the best camera in the business, capable of taking great stills as well as videos. To show it off further, Samsung has released a new video, shot entirely on the phone.
Unfortunately, while the idea was nice, the video does not really do the phone justice. Read more »
In our last weekend poll, we pitted the two QHD monsters on the market – the LG G3 and Oppo Find 7. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to vote and now it’s time to share the results.
Let’s see which one of the two 5.5″ smartphones came up on top. Read more »
Microsoft’s mobile division sure seems to be proud of the recently unveiled Nokia Lumia 530. This, you may remember, is the successor to the best selling Lumia 520, and it will become available in August.
As you might expect, the ten reasons that Microsoft lists for why the Lumia 530 is simply great aren’t extremely objective, not all of them anyway. But let’s take them one by one. Read more »
Nokia has set up an interesting project to promote the Lumia 930 in the UK. What seems to be a product of a joint meeting with Greenpeace is actually a giant wall made of potatoes and apples. Why? To charge up a phone.
Some of you may know this, but for others this is a headscratcher. The process of charging the battery using potatoes and apples is possible thanks to the chemicals inside them, which help transfer energy via the metal wires. Read more »
Few weeks back we talked about Rovio’s upcoming Angry Birds Transformers (sigh) game. Other than telling the game is coming soon, no other details were provided back then.
Rovio has now released a new trailer for the game. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show much either. The CGI trailer shows the red bird that also looks like Optimus Prime fighting bad pigs. He can obviously transform from one form to another. Oddly enough, he also has a pig Transformer fighting alongside him, fighting another pig Transformer. Read more »
Recently, we got a chance to spend a tiny bit of quality time with the Amazon Fire Phone at an AT&T press event in New York City. The retail giant’s first ever smartphone is now available in the United States for $199 with a two-year contract or $649 outright.
The Amazon Fire Phone’s specs include Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of non-expandable memory, and 4.7” 720p LCD display. Read more »
Sony is the leading supplier of smartphone and tablet camera sensors and it will be expanding production with a 35 billion yen ($345 million) investment. The sensors will be based on Sony’s stacked CMOS design (like Exmor RS).
The increased production will come from two factories (located on the island of Kyushu) and will represent a 13% jump in overall production by August 2015. Read more »
T-Mobile is the first US-based carrier which has confirmed that it will sell the new Nokia Lumia 530. The handset was officially unveiled mere hours ago.
In the magenta carrier’s portfolio it will serve as the successor to the Lumia 521, which itself was TMo’s own version of the best selling Lumia 520 – the new device’s international predecessor. Read more »
Samsung’s marketing team is probably large enough to populate the Allure of the Seas ocean cruise ship and its members certainly don’t lack inspiration. None of ads we’ve seen recently, however, comes close to company’s promo spot for the Association of Surfing Professionals, which it is sponsoring.
The product per second ratio is pretty low compared to the standard norm of Samsung ad spots, but that’s intentional, as the video’s mission is to inspire you. Its tagline is “Every day is day one” and stands behind the message that whether you’re a pro or a rookie, hopping on the surfboard and riding a wave is as exciting as your first day. Read more »
Xiaomi let reporters fondle its new flagship, the Mi 4, so now we have the first benchmark score and several photos from the 13MP camera.
Also, hands-on photos show off two of the custom backs for the Xiaomi Mi 4 – wood and stone. Read more »
The newly-announced Nokia Lumia 530 will be in stores next month but here’s your first chance to see more of the device in the official hands-on video. The video touts the 530′s colorful back panels that can be changed on a whim and the many apps Windows Phone 8.1.
Focusing on apps is no surprise, “Nokia” is really a division of Microsoft now and Windows Phone is its growing smartphone ecosystem. Read more »