Major Features of iOS 13

Major Features of iOS 13

The latest iOS version still has familiar and effective interface. While you may not see any substantial change immediately, here are major features of the iOS 13: Dark Mode: People have been asking for an option to enable darker interface in iOS. The new iOS 13 finally comes with dark mode for more convenience and comfort in low-light conditions. All interface elements and built-in apps fully support the dark mode. Third-party developers will also update…

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Sony Will Release the Foldable Xperia F

Sony Will Release the Foldable Xperia F

Xperia F could be Sony’s first ever foldable device, after Samsung and Huawei introduced the same type of devices. In the meantime, a foldable Motorola RAZR and similar devices from LG and Xiaomi are currently under development. With the “F” stands for foldable, the Xperia F uses the flexible OLED display developed by Samsung. Sony may adopt the 21:9 aspect ratio, used by Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 models. This may indicate that the Xperia…

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Apple iPhone 11 Will Be The New Top Performing Smartphone

Apple iPhone 11 Will Be The New Top Performing Smartphone

Equipped with the latest mobile processor from the chip foundries of TSMC, Apple’s next smartphone could be the fastest when it’s released. The microprocessor industry is moving into the 7nm manufacturing process. Samsung has also kickstarted a new production for its chipsets. Using EUV (extreme ultraviolet) lithography, it’s easier to produce second generation 7nm chips. This process ensures better yields and less masks for production. This will make each individual chip less expensive to manufacture…

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Honor 20/Pro Review

Honor 20/Pro Review

Honor 20/Pro offers two noteworthy features, record lens aperture and holographic stereoscopic effect. The device could perform a recording session through the f/1.4 aperture lens to let more light in. This will help to improve performance for night time photography. There’s also a stereoscopic effect that changes the visual, depending on the angle users see the device from. Honor claims that it’s the first Triple 3D Mesh technology in the industry. The technology adds depth…

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL Are Affected by Shutdown Issues

Pixel 3a and 3a XL Are Affected by Shutdown Issues

Courtesy of stock Android OS, Google Pixel devices have the reputation of providing buttery-smooth performance. The same applies with the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL, but it appears that they are plagued by a serious power issue. Users are meant to get Android experience in its purest form. Early adopters of both devices are reporting about random shut downs, even when the phones are left idle. Reports of this problem first appeared on Reddit….

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Should You Trade-in Your iPhone X with Pixel 3a?

Should You Trade-in Your iPhone X with Pixel 3a?

Last week, Google unveiled the Pixel 3a devices and as part of the promotional program, the company is offering trade-ins. Users could swap their current smartphones for Pixel 3a or the bigger Pixel 3a XL. As an example, Google is willing to pay users up to $610 for the iPhone XS Max. Of course, it sounds silly to replace the latest and perfectly capable iPhone model with a mid-range device like the Pixel 3a. However,…

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Android Q May Allow Dynamic Performance Adjustments

Android Q May Allow Dynamic Performance Adjustments

Google has been introducing significant new features with each major Android iteration and it appears that the Android Q will be smarter than its predecessors. The Internet giant has released the beta version of Android Q and although the full extent of its features is yet to be fully available, we have a fairly good idea of its capability. Developers already digged hard through the Android Q code to uncover what the new OS version…

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HTC Will Release the Cryptocurrency-Optimized Exodus 1s

HTC Will Release the Cryptocurrency-Optimized Exodus 1s

HTC’s presence in the mainstream smartphone market is steadily declining. However, its new mid-range model recently appeared on a benchmark website. It’s a 5G smartphone and the company may unveil it later this year. The Exodus 1 was the latest smarphone from HTC and it fully supports cryptocurrency investing and blockchain. Phil Chen, the Decentralized Chief Officer of HTC announced via Mashable that a more affordable version of the Exodus 1 will be released next…

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Six Things That Make Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Mid-range Devices

Six Things That Make Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Mid-range Devices

At under $500, both Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are placed inside the mid-range category. Although these devices are not as powerful as flagships in the market, they don’t lack substance. The new Pixel 3a series promises excellent photography solutions, long software updates, and smooth performance. However, buyers need to be realistic and have the right expectation. With the official announcement of the Pixel 3 and 3a, here are things you should expect…

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OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro Will Be Faster Than Current Flagships

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro Will Be Faster Than Current Flagships

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are equipped with the high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, just like the LG G8 Thinq and Samsung Galaxy S10. However, OnePlus goes one step further compared to the competition, which make its flagships faster than the competitors. Both variants of the OnePlus 7 will feature UFS 3.0. UFS or Universal Flash Storage became a standard since early 2018. Compared to the UFS 2.1, the new UFS 3.0 has double…

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Google Officially Introduces Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google Officially Introduces Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google has introduced two new mid-range smartphones, the Pixel 3a and its bigger sibling, the Pixel 3a XL. In terms of design, both devices look rather conservative with thick bezels. These devices are designed as a more affordable alternative than flagship models released by other device manufacturers. One benefit of having a Pixel device is that you will get direct software update from Google. Both devices will receive three major Android updates, Android 10 Q,…

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Why You Shouldn’t Keep Your Phone Fully Charged Too Long?

Why You Shouldn’t Keep Your Phone Fully Charged Too Long?

Smartphone battery has limited lifespan and it will eventually degrade over time. However, there are some habits that may shorten the lifespan of your battery. One potential problem is that your battery will have shorter lifespan if you charge it overnight. Major smartphone makers are not too concerned with the habit of overnight charging, because they claim that their devices have a mechanism to protect against overcharging. However, it doesn’t mean that you should charge…

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Samsung is Developing Wraparound Display for Smartphones

Samsung is Developing Wraparound Display for Smartphones

LetsGoDigital, a Dutch technology website recently spotted Samsung’s new patent. It’s possible that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a wraparound display for its future mobile device. The display will not only extend to the edge of the phone, but continue onto the back of the device. Titled ‘Electronic Device Having Plurality of Display and Method for Controlling Same’, the patent suggests a device with display that we can view from both sides. This…

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Design Flaws of Samsung Galaxy Fold

Design Flaws of Samsung Galaxy Fold

A recent teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Fold revealed a number of major design flaws. For the better part of the decade, Samsung has been researching and developing the foldable phone technology. It’s quite disheartening to see that a number of review units literally broke down after a few days of use. This makes the nearly $2,000 flagship far less reliable than a $200 entry level smartphone. We are left wondering whether the mid-June ETA…

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Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 Review

Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 Review

Design Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 are thin, elegant and well-made with slightly curved back. The back may appear like glass, but it’s actually plastic. Despite all the care, both phones could slowly accumulate micro-abrasions and scratches. Unfortunately, both devices are missing special water protection feature.   Display Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 have 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 screen resolution, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The screen produces vibrant and…

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Five Things You Should Know Before Buying Samsung Galaxy Fold

Five Things You Should Know Before Buying Samsung Galaxy Fold

Early adopters are always eager to try the latest and most unique devices in the market. Fold devices are something that we previously saw in sci-fi movies and now, it’s a real device. Since the official announcement, we have learned a bit more about the Fold. If you are planning to get a Galaxy Fold, here are things that you should know: You need both hands: While most smartphones are being optimized for smoother one-hand…

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iPhone XE Could Be Under Development

iPhone XE Could Be Under Development

Apple originally released the low-cost iPhone SE about three years ago and it was discontinued officially in 2018. With its tiny 4-inch display, the iPhone SE quickly becomes obsolete in a market with ever-increasing display size. Regardless of its potentially attractive concept, a concept similar to the iPhone SE never got another chance. Recently, we hear rumors that a successor is under development. Based on alleged screen protectors and factory drawing, probably, a new phone…

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Nokia 9 PureView Review

Nokia 9 PureView Review

Nokia 9 PureView is unique among Android devices, it’s equipped with fives cameras on the back. This phone is intriguing even for professional photographers and may start a new trend in the Android market.   Design The Nokia 9 PureView has an imposing stature, with its metal trim. The big bezels on the top and bottom may make the phone looks quite dated, especially when compared with Samsung Galaxy S10+. Weighing at 185 grams, the…

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