Smartphones

We’ve nearly completed the spring release cycle of devices, and this means that most vendors have now released their flagship devices for 2020, introducing brand new phones with the newest technologies to the market. The new device generation significantly mix up the competitive landscape, and it looks like 2020’s flagship phones are all about high refresh-rate screens as well as new complex camera setups. Samsung was amongst the first to release their products in 2020, with the Galaxy S20’s showcasing the company’s new camera generation, and trying to one-up the ecosystem with the super high-end Galaxy S20 Ultra. Over weeks following that we saw outstandingly good devices from Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, and in particular OnePlus. The new OnePlus 8 Pro really changed things up for...

Arm's New Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 Microarchitectures: An Efficiency and Performance Divergence

白色妖精泷泽萝拉2019 was a great year for Arm. On the mobile side of things one could say it was business as usual, as the company continued to see successes with...

179 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/26/2020

Samsung Announces New 50MP Dual-Pixel and Quad-Bayer ISOCELL Sensor

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Samsung today has announced a brand-new flagship sensor in the form of the ISOCELL GN1. The new sensor is seemingly a follow-up to the 108MP ISOCELL HMX and HM1...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/19/2020

POCO Announces New POCO F2 Pro - An Affordable Flagship

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Today we’re seeing the return of the flagship killer – although this isn’t OnePlus we’re talking about, but rather then new POCO F2 Pro. It’s the successor to the...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/12/2020

Meizu Announces New Meizu 17 and 17 Pro Flagships

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Today Meizu announced its 2020 flagship follow-up to the popular Meizu 16s: the new Meizu 17 and 17 Pro. The two new phones represent a design shift for the...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/8/2020

LG Announces VELVET Phone: Korea Only For Now

LG had been teasing the “Velvet” for several weeks now, trickle-feeding information about the company’s new premium level smartphone. Today, the company officially launches the device in Korea, fully...

28 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/7/2020

120Hz On The OnePlus 8 Pro: QHD+ Resolution But Still Power Hungry

High refresh rate displays in smartphones are all the rage in 2020, but the new exciting feature is still in its infancy in terms of hardware implementations. Currently there’s...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/5/2020

Updated iPhone SE Camera Testing: Replacement Phone Shows Much Improved Results

Last week we published our initial review of Apple’s new iPhone SE. In the piece, I had remarked that the camera was relatively disappointing and suffered from a lack...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/30/2020

Xiaomi Launches Mi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 9 & Note 9 Pro Globally

Today Xiaomi is launching a trio of mid- to low-end devices, and we’re seeing the global launch of the new Mi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 9 Pro and...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/30/2020

The iPhone SE (2020) Review: A Reinvigorated Classic

Apple’s latest iPhone SE is being released today, and it’s certainly going to make a big impact on the market, for the simple reason that this is a $399...

180 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/24/2020

How Cheap Can You Get a 6.52-inch Smartphone? DOOGEE’s X95 is only $60

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Even in 2020, I would have never have guessed you could build a 6-inch or above large display smartphone for anything less than $100. We have seen a number...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/23/2020

Motorola Announces New edge And edge+: Re-entering the Flagship Market with a Bang

Today Motorola announced its newest high-end devices for 2020 – and the company delivered quite the surprise, not only returning back to the flagship market, but also delivering some...

123 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/22/2020

LG Teases "Velvet" Phone with Snapdragon 765

白色妖精泷泽萝拉We’ve already been quite surprised by the fact that to date LG still hasn’t talked much about a successor to the G8. Last year, LG had explained that going...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/21/2020

UL Delists MediaTek Powered Devices Due To Benchmark Whitelisting

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Last week we detailed an article covering MediaTek’s seemingly widespread default inclusion of a benchmark whitelist in their chipset BSP (board support package) – a mechanism that enables more...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/16/2020

Apple Announces New Updated iPhone SE: A13 & New Features for $399

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Apple’s last “classic” iPhone release was the iPhone 8 back in 2017, with the 2016 iPhone SE (Special Edition) being the last iteration donning the iPhone 4 design language...

110 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/15/2020

Honor Launches Honor 30 Series in China: Three New Premium Devices

Today Honor completed its Chinese launch of the new Honor 30 series of smartphones, adding three new devices to its premium to flagship line-up of devices. All the new...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/15/2020

OnePlus Announces OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro: Step-Up 2020 Flagships

白色妖精泷泽萝拉As the world is in quarantine, smartphone companies aren’t standing still and are still moving forward with their new product launches. We’ve seen almost every other company on the...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/14/2020

Samsung Announces Galaxy A51 5G & A71 5G Mid-Range Smartphones

Yesterday Samsung announced the company’s new Galaxy A51 5G and A71 5G phones – for the first time adding 5G capabilities to the company’s arguably most popular and successful...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/9/2020

Mobile Benchmark Cheating: When a SoC Vendor Provides It As A Service

Mobile benchmark cheating has a long story that goes far back for the industry (well – at least in smartphone industry years), and has also been a controversial coverage...

110 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/8/2020

The Samsung Galaxy S20+, S20 Ultra Exynos & Snapdragon Review: Megalomania Devices

It’s been a long couple of weeks, but the wait is now finally over. Today we’re ready to go on a deep dive into Samsung’s most important phones of...

134 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/3/2020

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