Category: Mobile phones
Switch view

CyanogenMod-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 3 teased

by 26 comments

Steve Kondik, Mr. Cyanogen himself, has posted a screenshot of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running the popular third party ROM CyanogenMod.

While he did not provide an estimated time of when we’ll expect to see a test build ready for the public, seeing the ROM up and running on the device undoubtedly indicates that it will be sooner rather than later. Read more »

HTC One Max showcases its features in the first official video ad

by 24 comments

Now that the HTC One Max is finally official, the company has outed a quick first look of the device highlighting its key features.

Naturally, the video also showcases the phablet from quite a few angles giving you a better idea of what it looks like. Read more »

We give the HTC One Max the hands-on treatment, lots of photos inside

by 40 comments

The freshly unveiled HTC One Max is here at HQ and we’ve got a bunch of images to share with you guys.

Built around a whopping 5.9″ display of 1080p resolution, the One Max is HTC’s first real attempt at a phablet device and will be taking on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG Optimus G Pro. Read more »

Oppo’s Pioneer program lets you grab an N1 for $99

by 6 comments

Oppo is seeking ten creative individuals to participate in its latest N1 Pioneer program. The initiative allows you to purchase the Oppo N1 for just $99 as long as you are willing to share your photos and experiences with Oppo fans around the world.

Set to start from today, the Oppo Pioneer program will remain open for two weeks. Read more »

Samsung outs an infographic about Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

by 22 comments

Samsung has released a special infographic on the Galaxy Note 3 upgrades over its predecessor. You can see all new software and hardware features in there and decide for yourself whether the switch is worth it.

There’s also a part of the infographic dedicated to the Galaxy Gear watch. It lists the smart wearable’s key features in case you’ve missed any of them. Read more »

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ad features a pop-up book and stop-motion animation

by 34 comments

Samsung released yet another catchy ad for its Galaxy Note 3 phablet. A couple of days after outing a commercial with Leo Messi, the Korean giant’s marketing department took a different, craftier approach to showcasing the Android powerhouse.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ad is London-themed. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 go head to head in a drop test

by 70 comments

We recently saw the individual drop tests of the Apple iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Now, both flagship smartphones hit the pavement again in an attempt to prove which one is more durable.

In the first round, the aluminum Apple iPhone 5s came on top with flying colors, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3′s display was shattered. So, does the fate of the smartphones remain the same in its second encounter? Well, go ahead and see for yourself. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 Mini goes through a round of benchmark tests

by 32 comments

Sony launched the Xperia Z1 Mini (Z1 f) exclusively on the NTT DoCoMo network in Japan yesterday and its Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core Krait 400 CPU makes us feel all fizzy inside.

With such specs, the Z1 Mini seems to be a result of our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone, which we started a while ago. It seems Sony has listened and we’re now going to see just how fast the Xperia Z1 Mini really is thanks to some benchmark results that have surfaced today.

The benchmark test in question is AnTuTu and the result it shows are quite intriguing. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 f promo videos are out, check them out

by 48 comments

Unsurprisingly, Sony launched a couple of promo videos alongside the freshly announced Xperia Z1 f smartphone. The compact handset with top-end specs is exclusively available for NTT DoCoMo in Japan.

The first promo video is quite extensive – it features the Sony Xperia Z1 f alongside its bigger brother – the “regular” Z1 with a 5” display. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ad features Lionel Messi, Lorde’s Royals

by 24 comments

Samsung is stepping up its advertising campaign for the new Galaxy Note 3 phablet with a musical short featuring Lionel Messi and a group of kids singing Lorde’s Royals.

Messi plays the role of The Developer, a mysterious stranger that arrives with his shiny new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear and uses them to organize the construction of a football stadium. The video is directed by Adam Hashemi, a pop video director from Denmark. Read more »

Gold HTC One hands-on

by 24 comments

Gold seems like the new black these days. Apple did it, Samsung did it and we’ve even seen others do it for HTC.

But this isn’t the 24-carat HTC One by Gold Genie, this is the 18-carat through-and-through gold-built HTC One specifically created for the 18 anniversary of the MOBO awards. We’ve got the hands-on treatment inside, let’s go. Read more »

This one of a kind Leica M designed by Jony Ive is as expensive, as it is gorgeous

by 23 comments

In case the regular Leica M camera with its $6,950 price tag is a tad too plain for you, I have some great news. The storied German photo equipment manufacturer has teamed up with Apple’s designer extraordinaire Jony Ive and Marc Newson to produce a one of a kind Leica M, which will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in New York on November 23 this year.

The unique Leica M for (RED) is expected to sell for somewhere in the vicinity of $500,000 and $750,000 at the auction. Read more »

Skype 4.4 for Android brings improved tablet interface and better call quality

by 51 comments

Skype has launched an update for its Android app today bringing it to version 4.4. The main thing the company has reworked is the tablet interface, which now focuses on conversations.

The user interface made specially for tablets now displays the user’s most recent calls and chats. However, looks aren’t the only thing that has been improved, as the latest version of Skype also boasts significant performance boost. Read more »

Shootout teaser: 6 best smartphone cameras go head to head

by 220 comments

The moons have aligned in our favor – or rather in favor of a massive shootout between the six best mobile phone cameras on the market. We have the resolution champs – Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1, the 13MP shooters – LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Apple iPhone 5s and the HTC One.

We spent a good part of the day snapping photos with all six and we’re already examining the image quality. Read more »

Samsung’s new regional lock can be disabled on Note 3 with an app

by 30 comments

Recently, Samsung introduced a new regional lock on Galaxy Note 3 units shipped in Europe and the Americas, mandating users activate it with a SIM in the region it is sold in before it can be used anywhere else.

Now it appears that the folks over at xda-developers have figured out a way to bypass said region lock automatically via a dedicated app – as long as the device is rooted. Read more »