Smartphones

by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/08/2022
Today, during Apple's "Far Out" keynote, Tim Cook and company unveiled a treasure trove of new devices, including the next generation of iPhones, AirPods Pro, and Apple Watches. We streamed the whole 90-minute presentation so you wouldn't have to. Here's everything that was announced at today's big event. Three years after the original AirPods Pro debuted, Apple announced the next generation of AirPods Pro at today's big event. The second-gen earbuds will feature Apple's new H2 chip, which purportedly will provide improved audio quality over
0 Views ·Posted 05/11/2022
Expanding upon the success of last year’s professional creator smartphone, the Xperia 1 III, Sony has now announced its replacement, the Sony Xperia 1 IV. As expected, Sony continues to utilize its Alpha engineers to bring new and exciting pro-quality advancements to the Xperia 1 IV’s camera system. These features are targeted at not only the photographer and videographer on the go, but also social media content creators.
0 Views ·Posted 10/25/2021
Today, Sony announced that the XPERIA PRO-I is close to public release, with pre-orders planned to begin shortly. The XPERIA PRO-I continues to leverage Sony’s incredible legacy of professional camera know-how in the mobile space and is targeted at smartphone users who are serious about getting outstanding image quality from their smartphone camera
by Mos Khan ·Posted 10/19/2021
Google has announced the all-new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Featuring Google Tensor, a custom-made system on a chip (SoC) that utilizes Google’s advanced AI and machine learning technology, the new Pixel devices promise breakthrough performance and capabilities. The new phones also ship with a completely overhauled camera system that appears to be Google’s most advanced camera setup to date. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Smartphones Google’s First Flagship
by Mos Khan ·Posted 09/14/2021
September is here, which means it’s once again time for Apple’s annual keynote event. This year, the tech giant made several exciting announcements, including the iPhone 13, an all-new iPad mini, Apple Watch Series 7, and more. Check out all the products that were announced. 9th Gen iPad with 12MP Ultra-Wide Front Camera Apple kicked things off with the upgraded 9th generation iPad. This latest iPad features a 10.2" Retina display with
by Carroll Moore ·Posted 06/10/2021
Most folks associate an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with storms and power outages. While backup power can keep your computer setup protected from summer storms, an uninterruptible power supply can also keep your costly equipment protected against brownouts, voltage spikes, electromagnetic, and radio frequency interference. But which UPS is right for your needs? Are you a gamer? Are you editing video footage? Maybe you’re an IT or data professional running servers, or a small business owner looking to protect your POS, computers, and
by John Foldi ·Posted 04/15/2021
The XPERIA 1 III and XPERIA 5 III from Sony have just been released for smartphone users who are serious about enjoying and creating content. Continuing to leverage its professional camera know-how in the mobile space, Sony has equipped both phones with a triple rear camera system, true ZEISS optics with ZEISS T* coating, and a
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/14/2021
Today, at its virtual Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled a trove of new products, including its latest lineup of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S21. Along with the new family of smartphones, the other big headliners were the Galaxy Buds Pro and a new tracking device Samsung is calling the
by John Foldi ·Posted 01/13/2021
It is not that common for smartphones to be released at CES, but here we are at the start of 2021 with Motorola bursting out of the gate with a full refresh to its G-Series phones, with a new Moto G Play, Moto G Power, and
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/12/2021
OnePlus has just announced that two of its popular midrange smartphones, the Nord N10 5G and N100, are coming to North America. Both phones debuted in Europe late last year and were generally well received, thanks to their flagship-worthy specs and attractive price point.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/10/2020
The Google Pixel 5 isn’t flashy. It doesn’t fold up like an origami napkin or have an edge-to-edge display. In fact, it eschews all the “new and never-before-seen” functionality we’ve come to expect from flagships and replaces them with something much quainter: features that people really want. In a world where smartphones masquerade as miniature laptops and portable theaters, the Pixel 5 is arguably the best option for people who just want
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 11/13/2020
Despite the global pandemic, 2020 was another banner year for smartphones, with plenty of great choices made available from all the top brands. Choosing the best of those phones is largely a subjective task. After all, what’s best for one user isn’t necessarily what’s best for all. People have different needs, different budgets, and so on. With that in mind, we’ve put together a top-five list of our favorite phones of 2020—a register that hopefully includes something for everyone. iPhone 12 Pro Although it was 
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 10/02/2020
Earlier this week, Motorola announced its newest foldable phone, the Razr 5G. A vastly improved sophomore effort from Motorola's shrinkable smartphone series, the Razr 5G appears to outshine its predecessor in every single way, including camera performance, chip set, and even availability. Let's take a look at why this year's Razr might the foldable phone you've been waiting for.  Minimal Design, Maxed-Out Specs Arguably, the best
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 10/01/2020
Yesterday, at its Launch Night In event, Google debuted several pieces of consumer tech, including the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G smartphones, a new Chromecast device, and the
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/30/2020
Earlier this year, Motorola announced its return to the flagship smartphone market with the all-new Edge series. Headlining the new series was the Motorola Edge+, a carrier-exclusive handset that can stand toe-to-toe with the best phones on the market, including its cost. Now, we have the Motorola Edge, a carrier-unlocked phone with slightly reduced specs at nearly half the price. Here’s my review. Design & Hardware Despite it not