Tag: smartphones

I Welcome the Rumored Demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Thanks to phones like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, a new segment of devices with flexible screens, and lite versions of the Note...

The Oppo X 2021 Rollable Concept Is a Sci-Fi Phone Made Real

When it comes to delivering a big-screen experience in a package that still fits in a purse or pocket, rollable phones might be an even...

The Best $500 Phone, Hands Down

Photo: Sam Rutherford The Pixel 4a 5G is an interesting phone, because on the outside it’s as plain as can be. But just like the...

The TCL 10 5G UW on Verizon Is the Cheapest 5G Phone Available

Photo: Sam Rutherford Phone makers have pushed out a wave of premium 5G phones this fall, but when it comes to more affordable handsets that...

OnePlus Announces Two New Affordable Phones: N10 5G and N100

Image: OnePlus When OnePlus released the Nord earlier this summer, I called it a tease because even though it included great specs, a slick design,...

Sick of Camera Bumps, How ‘Bout a Camera Ring?

Image: Huawei Right now it’s not a stretch to say that a lot of mainstream phones end up sporting very similar glass brick designs, but...

The best gaming smartphones in 2020: noobs are welcome

If I were to use the term “gaming smartphone”, it’s not for nothing. So I’m going to talk about models that were explicitly designed for...

A Solid Phone, But Just a Bit Short on Value

Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has sort of had the “budget flagship” phone segment to itself, offering well-built phones with top-notch specs for...

Just a Good Phone for a Good Price

Photo: Sam Rutherford When Samsung chose the Galaxy S20 FE’s name (FE stands for Fan Edition), it did so because FE tested better in focus...

The Fastest Android Phone of 2020

The ROG Phone 3 is big, it’s heavy, and it’s got more vents and RGB lighting than most people are probably comfortable seeing on a...

Google Finally Announces the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

Screenshot: Google After dropping official teaser images for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G earlier this summer, today at its Launch Night In event...

The LG Wing Is the Funnest Phone of 2020

Gif: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Out of all the ambitious phones of 2020 including the handsets with monstrous specs like the ROG Phone 3, forward-thinking devices like...

Google, US Government Prepare for Battle Over Market Power

The US Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google as soon as next week, kicking off a long legal slog over...

The most repairable smartphones you can buy in 2020

Some tech and e-commerce players are still trying to impose the concept of repairability. In the United States, iFixit, which specializes in repairing tech products, serves...

The New Galaxy S20 FE Is the Budget Flagship Samsung Fans Need Right Now

Photo: Samsung While the Galaxy S20 phones are some of the most technically impressive phones of the year for including 120HZ refresh rates, triple rear...

HMD Announces Two Super Affordable Nokia Phones for Under $200

Photo: HMD/Nokia For this fall’s phone release season, instead of pushing out a new line of expensive premium phones like Apple and Samsung, HMD/Nokia is...

The Fairphone 3+ Is a Repairable Dream That Takes Beautiful Photos

Photo: Catie Keck/Gizmodo A few weeks ago, I found myself in need of a repair for a borked camera lens on my iPhone 11. I...

Leaked Images of Unreleased Xperia Play 2 Concept Appear

New photos of an unreleased Xperia Play 2 concept show a follow-up to Sony’s legendary gaming phone from 2011 (pictured above). Sony’s Xperia Play was...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review: A Second-Gen Success

The original Galaxy Fold was the most important phone of 2019. It showed how flexible display tech could create a totally new type of device...

The Sony Xperia 5 II Is a Sneakily Sophisticated Little Phone

Photo: Sony Following a couple years of lackluster releases, Sony’s Xperia phones have sort of flown under the radar—especially in the U.S. where Sony phones...

Pretty Fly for a Smartphone

Photo: LG Between the Surface Duo, ZTE Axon 20, Galaxy Z Flip, and others, we’ve seen a lot of phones with unusual designs in 2020,...

iPhone Makers Said to be Among Winners in $6.6 Billion India Plan

Apple’s major iPhone assemblers are among the companies expected to win approval to participate in a $6.6 billion (roughly Rs. 48,420 crores) stimulus program to bring manufacturing...

Microsoft Surface Duo Review: Starting a Dual-Screen Revolution

Between its price, specs, and most notably its design, Microsoft’s Surface Duo is one of the most divisive phones in recent memory. But after getting...

Price, Specs, and Release Date

Samsung has announced that the Z Fold 2 will officially be available for pre-order on September 2, with sales going live on September 18. Photo:...

Solid Specs, 90Hz Screen and 5G for Under $500

Photo: Motorola Motorola has really been pumping out phones in 2020 including the Moto Razr, two models of the Moto Edge, and a seemingly endless...