Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are probably the most popular consumer gadget available today. As a new more advanced and smaller phones seem to be released on a daily we have plenty to write about.

 

Vivo NEXT Dual Display Edition announced

by Edwin - on December 12th, 2018

Vivo has certainly made waves over the past few years when it comes to rolling out smartphones that are packed with quality components and offering a performance-for-value ratio that can only be matched by other China-based players such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Oppo. This time around, their flagship series has just received a bump in the form of the NEX Dual Display Edition. The NEX Dual Display Edition offers a revolutionary dual-screen design which is able to provide a truly multifaceted smartphone experience, sporting an advanced triple camera setup alongside other kinds of industry-leading technologies.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review

by Edwin

redmi-note-5-reviewXiaomi has worked their way to be the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and their mid-range smartphones continue to straddle the comfortable level between price and performance. While the Redmi Note 5 is not the newest device on the block in this category, it has aged well over the past half year. Here is a review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 for those who would like a highly functional smartphone without having to take out a second mortgage on their home.

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Honor 8X adds more versatility to mid-range smartphone market

by Edwin

Honor_8XHuawei has certainly come a long way in terms of smartphones since its early days, and it was one of the first companies to work with dedicated imaging company Leica by incorporating a Leica lens into its handset. Their X-series line-up of smartphones has just seen another addition in the form of the Honor 8X, a mid-range smartphone that intends to provide plenty of value for your hard earned money without sacrificing on performance and style. Keeping in line with the trend of introducing a notch on its display, the Honor 8X sports a 91% screen-to-body-ratio and chip-on-film (COF) technology, among others.

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Nokia 7.1 helps to roll back the glory years

by Edwin

nokia-71Remember a time when the handset to purchase was a Nokia? In particular, the small 88XX models that were extremely suave and had an elegant look to it. Well, the rise of smartphones literally killed off Nokia, but thankfully we have HMD Global who rode on the wave of nostalgia to take on the Nokia mantle and have slowly but surely began the process of bringing Nokia back to the lips of mainstream smartphone users. It is still early days, but the recent introduction of the Nokia 7.1 harks back to a time when the Finnish firm delivered quality handsets.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 review

by Edwin

redmi-6-reviewXiaomi is no stranger when it comes to rolling out smartphones that punch above their weight without breaking the bank. This time around, Xiaomi has decided to make waves once again with the Redmi 6 smartphone. It looks like the supposed annual hardware refresh is no longer the case, as it is less than six months since the Redmi 5 was released. Here are my thoughts on the Redmi 6 after spending some time with it.

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Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone announced

by Edwin

razer-phone-2Razer might be far more famous for the sheer number of gaming peripherals that they come up with including mice, gaming mousemats, speakers, keyboards and even notebooks, but here is something that would turn heads wherever you go: the Razer Phone 2. Just like everything else that Razer rolls off from their production line, the Razer Phone 2 intends to be the very definition of flagship performance and true mobile gaming. After all, it was Razer who pioneered the segment of gaming smartphones with its predecessor, the Razer Phone, last year, and the sequel looks set to blow the competition away (if there are any worthy handsets in the first place).

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Kenu moves forward with fast wireless charging car mounts

by Edwin

Airframe-WirelessMany of us own more than one smartphone these days, and ride-sharing drivers tend to have a minimum of two in order to keep track of their customers while making sure that they have a backup handset just in case something happens, or they need to call someone during an emergency. Whatever the case is, or if you are simply a smartphone owner, you should still pick up a smartphone car mount. For starters, a smartphone car mount lets you carry out hands-free conversations, and it also provides an avenue for your handset to remain in place while providing directions via a navigation app of your choice rather than sliding all over the dashboard. Kenu has just made life better with the announcement of wireless charger car mounts: the Airframe Wireless and Airbase Wireless. Both of these mounts are Qi-certified, delivering up to 10W of power to compatible smartphones.

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BlackBerry Key2 LE announced

by Edwin

BlackBerry-KEY2-LEIn the middle of this year, there was a new BlackBerry release: the BlackBerry Key2. Well, it seems that IFA 2018 has certainly thrown a few surprises in our way, as TCL Communication, the company known as a BlackBerry-branded licensing partner, has revealed its latest BlackBerry device: the BlackBerry Key2 LE. This is the latest addition to the BlackBerry Key range of smartphones that will arrive in Slate, Champagne and Atomic colors, all the while maintaining the BlackBerry Key2 design evolution that comprises of minimized screen bezels as well as a redesigned chassis in order to deliver a more modern look and feel. Apart from that, it will also be accompanied by the recently introduced Speed Key in order to deliver a more customized universal shortcut experience, all the while running on the hugely popular Android platform.

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