Techradar - Reviews
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Should you buy it? Probably not. If youre looking to spend around 700 on a big phone, wait and see what the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus have to offer. Or, if you need a new phone now now now, weigh up whether youd rather have the priority Android updates of the Pixel XL , the waterproofing and app ecosystem of the iPhone 7 Plus , the bargain price of the OnePlus 3T , or the all-round fine-ness of the Huawei P10 Plus. Its a hard one to recommend. The Huawei P10 Plus is an impressive phone if you ignore the price, but the following three handsets offer more for the money, or a similar amount for a whole lot less. iPhone 7 Plus Sold on a dual-camera phablet but not 100% sure about Android? You might prefer the big Apple. The price is comparable, youll get apps and updates sooner, but the trade-off is less impressive hardware under the hood it has just half the RAM, for instance.
Techradar
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Not long ago we saw a diagram showing how the Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to a selection of other handsets, and now we can go one better, as actual photos showing the S8 next to the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge have been leaked. The images, shared by SlashLeaks , appear to show that the Galaxy S8 is significantly larger than the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, as youd expect, but that its actually slightly smaller than the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, despite clearly having a bigger screen (believed to be 5.8 inches). Thats down to the tiny bezels and lack of a home button on the Samsung Galaxy S8, but its an impressive achievement, as Samsung has effectively packed a phablet-sized screen into a more normal sized body. Credit: SlashLeaks / Weibo Sketchy shades Elsewhere, Playfuldroid has shared images that seemingly show the Samsung Galaxy S8 with its screen on, in blue, white and silver or gray colors.
Techradar - Reviews
9 days
There's nothing glaringly ugly about the design, but if you had to pick a single word to describe it, then "dull" would be in the running. My review unit has the 'Dark Moon' frame, which you might more reasonably describe as grey, and the pitch black back with metallic highlights in silver. If you order directly from the Motorola website, you can use Moto Maker to customize your G4 Plus and inject a little more colour. You can even get the back engraved for an extra fiver. However, this is never going to be the kind of eye-catching beauty that draws admiring glances when you slip it out of your pocket. One of the first things you'll notice when you pick up the G4 Plus is that it's surprisingly big. At 155g it's not too heavy, but it is a bit bulky. To give you an idea, the profile matches the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 , which puts the G4 Plus firmly in phablet territory.
Techradar
10 days
Just the other day we heard that two phones , codenamed 'Walleye' and 'Muskie', were in the works at Google, and now weve got word of a third, going by the name 'Taimen'. This information comes from multiple sources speaking to Droid Life , sources which also corroborate the Walleye and Muskie leak, meaning this is likely a third phone, rather than just an alternate name for one of those. Two of these (likely the original two) are said to be the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, so where does that leave the Taimen? Well, details are slim, but a Taimen is a large fish, suggesting this could be a big phone, and indeed one of the sources claims its going to have a bigger screen than either the Walleye or Muskie, but that it is a phone rather than a tablet. Given that the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch screen we can assume then that this upcoming handset will be larger still.
Know Your Mobile Comparisons
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co.uk iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | 125 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 7GB data | 35.99 per month This is a great choice for an iPhone 7 Plus with 7GB of data right now. You'll get a tasty amount of bytes for streaming video on the larger phablet screen, and while the phone will set you back a fairly large amount after that it's a flat and reasonable rate per month for a lot of data and unlimited everything else. Total cost over 24 months is 988.76 View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | 59.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 10GB data | 40.99 per month This deal is a tad cheaper than it was last month, and while it's still not a better choice than the plan above, it's worth looking at if you need 10GB data on EE. The upfront cost is pretty reasonable compared to what else is out there and the monthly cost for 10GB is great for this phone right now.
ZDNet Android
16 days
Without an HP Workspace subscription, the Lap Dock is simply a dumb screen-extending device for the Elite x3 -- albeit a well-built one that offers a 1,920-by-1,080 viewing area.
Digital Trends
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At just $100, ZTE's inexpensive yet fully featured ZMax Pro was one of the great tech bargains of 2016. Now it appears the company is readying a successor to the budget-conscious phablet. The post ZTE ZMax Pro 2: News and rumors appeared first on Digital Trends .
Techradar
17 days
Click on the right hand arrow on the image above to see all the diagrams As for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, that comes in at 159 x 74mm and a similar size overall to the iPhone 7 Plus, despite that phone having a far smaller 5.5-inch screen. The S8 Plus is marginally taller, but not as wide. The upshot being that neither the S8 or S8 Plus should be too much of a handful. Theyre bigger than most normal phones, but the standard Galaxy S8 isnt quite phablet sized, and if you can handle an iPhone 7 Plus, you should be able to handle either one of these. Getting certified Weve also heard news that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have both been certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission a US government agency). The filing doesnt reveal much, other than that theyll be compatible with all US carriers, and will have model numbers of SM-G950 for the Galaxy S8 and SM-G955 for the Galaxy S8 Plus, but its further evidence, if any were needed, that theyre almost here.
KyivPost
20 days
When you click the Add Button, you will give permission to the extension. This will allow it to install the extension, and access specific data. Extensions can be used by simply clicking on the icon to the right of the address bar in Google Chrome. If you happen to be installing an extension at school or at work, it may not work. This is because firewalls and administrator privileges may revoke that. It is possible to install an extension via a smartphone. To do so, simply log into your Chrome account from your smartphone, tablet or phablet and pick your preferred extension. Next, click: Add to Desktop. If the window is available, you can simply click on the button and it will appear. Managing Chrome Extensions and Applications Effectively Chrome extensions can also be installed from third-party websites. Simply navigate to the developer’s website and then click on the button title: Add to Chrome.
Techradar
21 days
You'll get a tasty amount of bytes for streaming video on the larger phablet screen, and while the phone will set you back a fairly large amount after that it's a flat and reasonable rate per month for a lot of data and unlimited everything else. Total cost over 24 months is 988.76 View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | 59.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 10GB data | 40.99 per month This deal is a tad cheaper than it was last month, and while it's still not a better choice than the plan above, it's worth looking at if you need 10GB data on EE. The upfront cost is pretty reasonable compared to what else is out there and the monthly cost for 10GB is great for this phone right now. Total cost over 24 months is 1043.75 View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct Best iPhone 7 Plus deals on O2 iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | 149.
Techradar
21 days
Playing music, reading out recipes and stories, and reminding you of your calendar appointments, Zenbo's face-that's-also-a-touchscreen acts as an Android phablet, so you can get online and make video calls from Zenbo. He can also create a fall monitoring alert system for the elderly living alone, responding to data from a smart band and notifying someone immediately. Developed by ASUS , Zenbo also takes photos on demand, which possibly consigns homebots to a worryingly banal future; taking constant selfies of whichever member of your family enslaves it. The standard US$599/UK$482/AUS$781 model is 32GB, with an upgrade package including both a 128GB model and a self-charging dock. It's out in Taiwan now, and on sale everywhere else during 2017. He may have to be carried around the house, but the desktop-sized Jibo uses microphones, face recognition technology and AI to identify family and friends.
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Top Speed
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Last year was a rough one for Samsung. That glorious and amazing Note 7 Phablet hit the market and everyone into carrying phones the size of cinder blocks that dont have an apple on the back was super stoked. Well, until those phones went rogue and started self-destructing in people’s pockets, homes, and even cars. Truth be told, who knows if Samsung really told the truth, but the problem was supposedly related to the batteries used in the would-be halo phone. There were some crazy videos out there that included a lithium-charged explosion in someone’s pocket, but one of the more recent stories before the phones were disabled was the story behind a family that nearly avoided tragedy thanks to their need to stop at home and offload something before continuing about their day of yard-sell hunting. Long story short, a Note 7 was left charging in the center console, and next thing you know the family jeep found its Jeep heaven.
The Full Signal
a month
Michael Grothaus 28/02/2017 - 2:36pm MWC’s latest phablet flagships compared – the LG G6 and Sonys Xperia XZ Premium duke it out As Mobile World Congress continues this week the biggest handset makers are continuing to take the wraps off their flagship Android smartphones for 2017. The latest flagship announcement has been the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, The XZ joins other heavyweight announcements like the LG G6. Both are 5.5in+ beasts and both will be competing for your pocketbook. But which, in the end, deserves your money? We take a look at both the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the LG G6 to see how each stacks up. Which one has the better display (hint: there is a clear winner here)? Which has the faster processor and RAM? Which looks cooler? Let’s find out. Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs LG G6: Specs Here’s the specs for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Display: 5.
Techradar
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Sonys back with a new high-end phone and we really mean high end. In fact, bar the fact the Sony Xperia XZ Premium only got 4GB of RAM, its hard to see what could really be improved on the spec sheet of this powerful phablet. Lets start with the main event: Sonys brought out another 4K phone, but this time theres a purpose: 4K streaming is coming to smartphones, and its going to be HDR-enabled too. Both Netflix and Amazon are offering the picture quality, and the Xperia XZ Premium has both the pixels and the HDR compatibility to show it off perfectly, plus 4K video streaming to mobile has been confirmed by Amazon for its Prime Video service. (For those that care, the XZ Premium is only HDR10 though, no Dolby Vision as in the LG G6 - but its way to early in the technologys evolution to care about such things.
Techradar - Reviews
a month
This is a TechRadar flash hands on review to give you the chance to see what the phone is all about as soon as possible. We'll update the preview if more information becomes available. Theres only one reason youd want to buy this phone: the whopping 6-inch screen. Its a phablet for the younger market, just like the XA Ultra of 2016, and Sonys gone all-in on that screen. Actually, theres more than one reason: the camera set up is attractive too, with a 23MP rear sensor from the flagship range of 2015 and an 8MP selfie shooter too. In short, photography at the (presumably) lower price this phone will command should be very good, whether youre nabbing images of a lovely landscape or you and pals at the beach. Weve not heard anything about the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra release date or price yet, but last years model was priced competitively to compete for the youthful dollar (or lack thereof) and the same principle should be repeated here.
Techradar - Reviews
a month
The audio performance isnt something Sony made a massive point about showing off in the press launch, but its still got a great suite of sonic enhancers on board, so youll be getting a good performance over wired or wireless headphones. But weve been burned before by Sony, creating phones that dont quite match up to the best on the market - so does the XZ Premium offer any reason to think things might be different? Sony Xperia XZ Premium release date and price Weve not been given either of the above pieces of information as yet, other than being told to expect the phone in late spring. In terms of price, dont be surprised if it heads well over the 600 / $600 / AU$800 level. Design The larger device tiptoes into phablet territory, but by modern smartphone standards its relatively compact and easy to hold in one hand.
Techradar - Reviews
a month
If you're in the US you may want to seek out an imported model as we expect it to work with AT&T and T-Mobile, but it probably won't work with Verizon and Sprint. As for price, thats not certain yet either. The Huawei P9 launched at 449.99 (about $470, AU$799), a touch below the major phone brands. The Huawei Mate 9 phablet, which launched at the tail end of 2016, jumped up in price compared to the Mate 8 though, so it may be that Huawei decides to drastically up the price for the P10 too. Huawei P10 design The design tweaks to the Huawei P10 are probably the most interesting. Much of the design language is similar to the Huawei P9, but there are a few noticeable changes here that make it a much more comfortable phone to use. The phone sits comfortably in the hand, with edges that are slightly less curved than on some of the current competition, making it an easy device to handle.
Mashable
a month
How much bigger can your smartphone screen become? You're about to get the answer. LG just announced a new flagship phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the LG G6. Although it's not all screen on the front, it's pretty damn close. And it's widely rumored that Apple and Samsung will also try to reach that goal on their upcoming flagship products. SEE ALSO: This weekend, Android prepares for the iPhone X The phone has, as LG puts it, a 5.7-inch screen in a 5.2-inch body, and it looks impressive. The phone feels tiny for today's phablet standards, and yet it has a beautiful 2,880x1,440-pixel screen. It also has rounded corners, which make it harder to break if it falls. They're also a subtle visual detail that makes the device look a lot more elegant. Read more... More about Smartphone , Barcelona , Mwc , Mobile World Congress , and Mwc17
TechCrunch
a month
The big news about the LG G6 is its screen. Not big in the phablet sense (which isnt to say, of course, that 5.7 inches isnt substantial), but big as in wide, with an unusually large 18:9 aspect (read: 2:1). But aspect ratios are a tough sell, particularly when your company is reeling from the failure of last years modular handset, the G5. Still, the company actually made Read More
Techradar
a month
The phablet-sized HTC U Ultra, which features a small second display for notifications on its face, is priced at $1,199 while the smaller HTC U Play will set you back $799. Customers will also be able to preorder the HTC U Ultra online via the Harvey Norman website . Customers will be able to purchase the handsets from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman in Sapphire Blue, Cosmetic Pink and Brilliant Black. The 5.2-inch HTC U Play in Cosmetic Pink Hands on: HTC U Ultra review
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We also like the newer and even bigger Galaxy Note 7, but Samsung has temporarily recalling its phablet. The S7 Edge is also cheaper, starting at $26.50/month. Best Apple phone: iPhone 7 Plus Check out all iPhone 7 Plus plans on AT&T starting from $25.67/month AT&T's best phone running iOS is the iPhone 7 , or the iPhone 7 Plus if you like them big! Was Apple late to the phablet party? Of course. Does it matter? Not really. The iPhone 7 Plus makes up for its tardiness with Apple's best camera because it has a dual lens system. It also has a brighter display and the longest lasting battery to date. This is the best Apple phone this carrier currently offers and starts at $25.67/month. Best Android: LG G5 Check out all LG G5 plans on AT&T starting from $22.97/month The best Android is technically the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge . However, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention at least one of the many other excellent Android phones that AT&T has to offer, including the surprisingly impressive LG G5 .