Sony Xperia Xz3 Camera Fails To Impress Dxo Mark Reviewers Barely Beats Xa2 Ultra

The Sony Xperia XZ3 failed to impress the reviewers at DxO Mark and, strangely, it failed to best the score of the Xperia XZ Premium. Note: not the XZ2 Premium, but the first Premium phone from early 2017. In fact, the phone just barely beat the mid-range Xperia XA2 Ultra. Here's what went wrong. The XZ3 was praised for nailing the exposure and producing images with good texture and pleasant color. The photos can be rich in detail if shot in well-lit areas, but the camera doesn't like the dark. Autofocus gets slower in the dark - taking up to half a second! - saturation gets boosted too...

Samsung Is Seeding The First Galaxy Buds Software Update

The Galaxy Buds are still fresh on the shelves but the first OTA update is already in motion. It's fairly small - just 1.32MB but it fixes some important issues like misreporting the battery level. The new update can be applied through the Galaxy Wearable app and the changelog says that the buds will now report their battery level correctly. Moreover, you can now expect a more stable Bluetooth connection. There was also a small bug with the ambient sound menu (the feature that amplifies the sound around you so you are aware of your surroundings). If you still haven't received...

Galaxy A90 Will Have A Notchless Infinity Display Confirming Popup Camera

PR departments are just not good at keeping secrets - an English language page was posted to Samsung Indonesia that extolled the benefits of the "maxed out notchless Infinity screen". However, the page makes it clear that this feature is available only on the Samsung Galaxy A90. "Notchless" doesn't necessarily mean that the Galaxy A90 will opt for a punch hole selfie camera like the Galaxy S10 flagships. Previous leaks suggest that it could be come Samsung's first phone with a pop-up camera. The image accompanying the text is clearly of another A-series phone. There are strong...

Sneaky Promo Shows The Video And Zoom Quality Of The Huawei P30 Pro Camera

Parker Walbeck, who runs an online film school, got to use a certain yet to be released smartphone with a flagship camera and impressive optical zoom. In the video below, he shows some beautiful footage from Cancun, Mexico that was shot with the phone. The phone has been masked, but there's really only a couple of possible options - Huawei P30 Pro or Oppo Reno. But there's a hint in the video, the phone will be announced "very soon". The P30 Pro fits that bill - it's less than a week away. Walbeck focused on shooting video with the phone and the quality looks great. Zooming in is...

Nokia Phones Being Investigated For Sending Data To China

HMD, the Finnish company making Nokia-branded devices, is now being investigated by the country’s data protection watchdog amid reports that some of its phones sent data to servers in China. The investigation comes after NRK, a Norwegian public broadcaster, claimed having proof which showed that Nokia phones were sending sensitive data to China based on a tip from a device owner. Henrik Austad, the man who gave the tip, said […]

AT&T CEO Got A Robocall During A Live Interview

People in the United States really want the Federal Communications Commission and mobile carriers to do something about robocalls. They have become a nuisance with one report suggested that more than 26 billion robocalls are now being placed in the country annually. So it may be entirely unsurprising to see that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson got a robocall during a live interview. Stephenson was at an Economic Club event in […]

Oppo Reno 5g Gets Certified To Work On European Networks

The 5G version of the Oppo Reno was tested by Sporton and received a 5G CE certificate by CTC. This means that the phone is clear to operate on 5G networks in Europe. The phone itself is preparing to launch in the first half of 2019. It was cleared to use the n78 band, which promises a lot of bandwidth (up to 100MHz) and will enjoy wide support in Europe. Obviously, European carriers are still working on launching their 5G networks, but by the looks of it Orange, Telecom Italia, British Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will use the n78 band. To help speed things up, Oppo launched its...

WhatsApp Business Now Rolling Out For iOS

WhatsApp Business is not a part of the main app. It’s actually a separate version of WhatsApp that’s meant for businesses who want to communicate with their clients directly. It has already been available on Android for quite some time and is now being rolled out for iOS. A beta was first released for iOS devices last month. According to WABetaInfo, the app was first spotted on the Mexican App […]

Motorola One Vision Gets Wifi Certification

The last few days were ridden with Motorola One Vision leaks - first, it was spotted at Geekbench, and later information confirmed the name of the phone would be the global version of the Motorola P40. The handset will have three model numbers, with one of them popping up on the Wi-Fi Alliance website, suggesting a launch is closing in as we speak. Motorola XT1970-1 listing at WFA The phone with Exynos 9610 chipset will have Android Pie, per the WFA listing. It will have all five key Wi-Fi certificates a/b/g/n/ac, with Wi-Fi 6 nowhere to be seen. The Motorola phone is expected to...

Huawei P30 Keeps Leaking This Time From Norway And Belgium

You thought Huawei might have patched their leaking sources after the devices appeared at its Dutch website and at the Italian Amazon? Think again - the P30 and P30 Pro images and specs have been spotted in Norway and in Belgium. They pretty much confirm the leaked specs from last week, but now we also have more on the pricing. Huawei P30 Pro leaks like a faulty faucet Specs like Kirin 980 and OLED panels are not a surprise, however, the prices are new info. The Huawei P30 is priced at NOK6,990 or about €720. The Huawei P30 Pro with 128 GB storage has a NOK8,990...

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer 8 Gb Ram Tomorrow

Xiaomi Mi 9 arrived with a transparent back panel and is already selling with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. Product Director promised Mi fans that an 8/256 GB option would also be available soon at a lower cost, and the time has come. Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, and co-founder, announced that the variant would launch tomorrow at online and offline Mi Stores. Official post by Lei Jun on Weibo The Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer (or Transparent Edition) was announced with a 48 MP camera and f/1.5 aperture in front of the sensor. However, due to the high demand, the company executive announced the...

Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 Gets Android Pie Update

Samsung has rolled out Android Pie for a total of four mid-rangers this month. Today a fifth one joins the list as the company released the latest Android version update for the Galaxy A6+ (2018). Similar to Galaxy A9 (2018), the Galaxy A6+ (2018) is also receiving the update only in Poland. However, according to the rollout schedule shared by Samsung, this smartphone is slated to receive Pie in April so we can expect more markets to get the latest version of Android next month. Android Pie for Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) is rolling out over-the-air with version number...

Huawei Enjoy 9s Specs And Images Surface

Two weeks ago, we heard of Huawei announcing the Enjoy 9S with a 6.21-inch display and triple rear cameras. Now some more specifications of the smartphone have surfaced along with its images revealing the design. The pictures show us that the smartphone will come with a waterdrop notch display surrounded by small bezels on the top, left, and right side. The notch houses an 8MP selfie camera, while the screen has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Round the back, the Enjoy 9S has a triple camera setup in vertical orientation below which is a text that reads "AI Camera". This setup...

Rokit Officially Launches Glassesfree 3d Phone With Plethora Of Branded Services

With phones today offering similar designs and features, newcomers ROKiT are trying to stand out from the crowd. After becoming the official sponsor of F1's Williams Racing team, the brand is officially launching its fleet of phones in the US. The lineup members range from inexpensive featurephones like the ROKiT One and ROKiT F-ONE to full-blown Android powered ROKiT IO LIGHT, IO 3D and PRO IO 3D smartphones. As the names suggest, the latter two include the company's 3D display technology, promising glasses-free 3D content playback. Yet, the real perk of ROKiT phones are the bundled...

Samsung Galaxy S10 5g To Be Released On April 5

Pretty soon, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will lose its position as the company's latest and greatest, which will pass on to the Galaxy S10 5G. The company officially confirmed that it's going to release its first 5G smartphone - which will also be the first in the industry - on April 5. Initially, the handset was supposed to go out this month but it was delayed. Even so, it will still be the first commercially available 5G-enabled smartphone. It will be made available in South Korea, which aims to be first country in the world with a working 5G network too. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G...

5G Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Be Available For Purchase April 5

Last month when Samsung launched the Galaxy S10, they also announced that there would be a 5G variant of the handset. There was no mention of when the phone will be launched, but according to Yonhap News (via PhoneArena), Samsung has confirmed the phone’s availability for the 5th of April.Unfortunately this launch date will only be for South Korea which means that it is still unclear when it might make […]

Whatsapp Business App Comes To Ios

Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced its Business app back in September 2017 and launched it next year in January. But, the app was only launched on Android and there's been no word from WhatsApp about its availability on iOS. Fast forward to February this year, WhatsApp Business made it to iOS in the form a beta version, and it seems the testing has gone smooth as the stable version is now finally available on the App Store. WhatsApp hasn't officially announced the launch of its Business app on iOS, but WABetaInfo reports the app is available in Mexico. Users from Brazil, Argentina, and...

Rovio Launches New Augmented Reality Angry Birds Game

Back in the day having Angry Birds available on your mobile platform was a big deal. These days the franchise is nowhere as popular as it once was, but it seems that Rovio is continuing to push it. The company, together with Resolution Games, has launched a new Angry Birds title in the form of Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.For those who have been following Angry Birds related news, […]

More Renders Of Huawei P30 P30 Pro Surface As We Inch Closer To Their Launch

Huawei will unveil the P30 and P30 Pro on March 26 at an event in Paris. Thanks to previously leaked images, we already know what these smartphones will look like. But now, a few days ahead of the announcement, the Chinese phone maker has put all the speculations and rumors to rest by confirming the design of this P30 duo. Huawei Netherlands accidentally uploaded a page on its website promoting the P30 and P30 Pro. The page was since removed but not before we were able to get a bunch of images and learn more on the pre-order bonuses. Huawei P30 • Huawei P30 Pro These images...

Alleged Moto Z4 Play Passes Through The Fcc Revealing Its Specs

On Wednesday, we reported about some renders that were released by 91Mobiles containing the alleged Moto Z4. There are conflicting reports about whether this render represents the Moto Z4 or the Moto Z4 Play. Given the small indent on the bottom that looks like a 3.5mm headphone jack, this is more likely to be the Z4 Play. Alleged render from 91 Mobiles There isn't however, a fingerprint scanner on the side, so we're either to believe that it's under the display or this render is a fake. It's also rather hard to believe that Motorola is going to launch a 2019 flagship with a single...

Another Meizu 16s Photo Leak

Just two days ago a new Meizu smartphone was certified in China, and we expect it to be the Meizu 16s, promised to arrive in May. Today, we spotted a new photo of the alleged device, confirming previously leaked images of the flagship. It has a big screen and no notches, with standard bezels on all sides. Meizu 16s or Meizu 16s Plus? The photo reveals the front-facing camera will be on the right side of the upper bezel, while the screen itself appears to be flat, meaning no curved edges. It seems to have 2.5D glass, which is more convenient than the solution Samsung is...

Oculus Rift S Headset Announced With Higherres Oled Displays

At GDC 2019, Oculus announced a new-generation Rift headset called the Oculus Rift S. The headset brings some new features and improvements that make the VR gaming experience more comfortable and safer. Oculus said it worked closely with Lenovo to refine the Rift S' hardware with feedback from the Lenovo Legion gaming community and Lenovo co-designed the Rift S' hardware with Oculus for improved confirmed and better weight distribution. There's also a single cable which makes it easier to manage and avoid cable clutter. Like the Quest, the Rift S has Oculus Insight which can...

Apple Releases Watch Bands And Iphone Cases In A Bunch Of Spring Colors

Aside from announcing the next-generation Apple AirPods, Apple also announced a plethora of new color options for various Apple Watch and iPhone cases just in time for the spring. Following the release of Apple's Smart Battery Cases for the newer iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple is now releasing a Pink Sand option that will now be available alongside the black and white ones that were initially available. The iPhone XS and XS Max silicone cases are getting new colors: Deft blue, papaya, and spearmint. The Apple Watch Sport Bands will also be available in the same colors we just...

Facebook Messenger Finally Adds Quoted Replies

Today Facebook Messenger has added a sorely missing feature - quoted replies. This allows you to reply to a specific message in a conversation, and is incredibly helpful when you're engaged in chats that have a big range of topics. Using the new feature, the people you're talking to will now know exactly what you were replying to with that "LOL", for example. This has been a feature in WhatsApp, which is also owned by Facebook, for a very long time, and it's always been sort of a baffling omission in Messenger. So it's good to finally see it there too. In order to quote a specific...

Android Users In Europe Will Soon Be Asked Which Browser They Want To Use

Some of you might recall that many years ago, Microsoft ran into some antitrust issues where they were accused of forcing Internet Explorer onto its Windows users. Clearly that has set a precedent because over in Europe, Google has run into similar problems where back in 2018, the company was hit with a $5 billion fine by the EU.The company has since made some changes where in an announcement on […]

Vivo Funtouch 9 Based On Android Pie Gets Official Alongside The X27

vivo unveiled the X27 today, a phone that's similar in a lot of ways to the previously announced V15 Pro, but definitely comes with a bunch of differences as well. At the same launch event, the Chinese company also officially presented the latest iteration of its Android skin, now Funtouch 9. As the number implies, this is based on Google's Android 9 Pie, and although it's what the V15 Pro runs as well, vivo has only gone through what's new this time around. Funtouch 9 apparently comes with 72 new features, 55 optimizations of different details, 263 UI improvements, as well as a...

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Fold Video Shows Off A Very Obvious Crease

Samsung has been very secretive with their Galaxy Fold smartphone. They officially unveiled it at their Unpacked event in February, but even then the phone was kept behind a glass and no one was allowed to touch it. Now thanks to a recently leaked video, it seems that someone had managed to get their hands on the handset and we have to say that we’re not that impressed.For starters it […]

Facebook Messenger Updated With Threaded Replies

If you’re chatting with someone, sometimes your messages can get lost in the conversation and it might be confusing. However this is an issue that has been solved in some messenger apps, such as WhatsApp which lets you reply to certain messages with a quote to give it better context to the reader.The good news for those who chat a lot using Facebook Messenger, it seems that Facebook has started […]

Opera For Android Gets An Integrated Free VPN

Opera for Android users will be delighted to hear that the company has integrated its free VPN service with its Android browser. Prior to its change of ownership, the company had launched an Opera VPN service which was a standalone app for iOS and Android. It later integrated the service into the desktop browser. However, Opera VPN was discontinued last year. It’s back now and lives within the Android browser. […]

T-Mobile Subscribers Can Get A Free Year Of MLB.TV Again

T-Mobile offers its subscribers a lot of freebies through its Tuesdays app one of which has been a yearly subscription to MLB.TV. The carrier is bringing back this offer once again for the year. Interested subscribers will be able to get it on March 26th. The subscription itself is valued at $118.99. The carrier announced today that it has renewed its partnership with MLB.TV for four more years. This should, […]

How to Create App Folders on iPhone

Staying organized is a way to save time. You can do this by Creating folders and Grouping Apps of same nature all at one place. It is effortless and an efficient practice which you must follow absolutely. In this article, we will walk you through all the steps needed to Create Folders and Group apps on iPhoneCreating  Folders in iPhone with iOS 7 and below You need a minimum of […]

The Razer Phone 3 Might Not Be Dead After All

Last month it was reported that Razer might have killed off their Razer Phone lineup. This was based on a report that revealed that Razer had laid off some members from its smartphone division. Razer did not fully confirm whether or not the Razer Phone was dead, but now a report from DigiTimes has revealed that maybe the Razer Phone 3 might not be dead after all.According to DigiTimes, “Razer […]

Checkout On Instagram Lets You Shop Within The App

There’s no shortage of people hawking stuff on Instagram. Whether it’s a fitness model you follow who’s promoting a diet tea or a clothing brand showcasing its latest range. It’s a platform which may influence your next shopping decision. That’s why Instagram has been building out shopping features on the platform with Checkout on Instagram being the latest one. It will enable users to shop for products without having to […]

Google Inbox App Shutting Down On April 2nd

You may have heard that Google+ will bite the dust on April 2nd but it’s not going to be the only Google service to meet its demise on that day. The company has now started sending notifications to Inbox users that the service is going to bid farewell on the same day. Google sent out emails late last year to confirm that it would shut down Inbox in 2019. It […]

Motorola Could Have A Smartphone Powered By Samsung’s Exynos Chipset

Samsung has their own chipsets in the form of the Exynos range. However for the most part, these Exynos chipsets have been exclusive to Samsung devices, but if recent benchmarks are to be believed, Motorola could be working on a handset that is powered by Samsung’s Exynos chipset.This is according to a sighting on Geekbench (via PhoneArena) in which a phone dubbed the Moto P40 was sighted powered by the […]

Huawei’s P30 Series Might Not Come Cheap

Our smartphones these days are increasing in prices and if you’re hoping that the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will change that, think again. According to a report from WinFuture.de, it seems that the upcoming P30 will be priced at 749 Euro, while the P30 Pro will be priced starting at 999 Euro for the base model, but will go up to 1,099 Euro for the 256GB model.However the good […]

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Goes Official

Xiaomi had confirmed that it would be unveiling its new gaming smartphone on March 18th and the company has done just that today. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 handset is official today. The number here doesn’t hide the fact that this is the successor to Xiaomi’s original Black Shark smartphone. As expected, the Black Shark 2 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 mobile platform coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB […]

Purdue University Bans Netflix In Academic Buildings

Don’t expect to catch up on your favorite shows during class if you go to Purdue University. That’s because the university has decided to ban Netflix and other streaming services in academic buildings. This ban extends to music streaming services as well in academic buildings on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus. The ban obviously applies if the students are using the university Wi-Fi. Not only has the university banned access […]

Android Q Testing Out The Use Of Chat Heads For Notifications

One of the nifty features of Facebook Messenger is that it uses chat heads that are displayed on the main screen and overlays on top of other apps. Some might find it intrusive or annoying, but the fact that it is always present means that it is easy to get to, especially if you use Facebook Messenger often.Now it seems that Google could be borrowing the feature as well because […]

WhatsApp Testing In-App Browser, Reverse Image Search

When you click on a link to a website on WhatsApp, it usually opens the link in your phone’s browser, whichever browser that you have set as your default. However according to the folks at WABetaInfo, it seems that WhatsApp is testing out using an in-app browser, similar to how Facebook links open up within the app’s own browser.Presumably the idea, similar to having in-line videos, is that it will […]

SwiftKey Adds Google As A Search Engine Option

While Microsoft might have failed on the mobile hardware front, the company has been making some inroads by introducing their own software and services to other platforms such as iOS and Android. They have also acquired other apps such as SwiftKey, giving them more in-roads to Apple and Google’s operating systems.Unsurprisingly apps such as SwiftKey relied on Bing for its built-in search engine, but it seems that Microsoft could have […]

Future Samsung Smartphones Could Drop The Hole-In Display

Samsung’s answer to the notch comes in the form of a hole-in display, where a small cutout has been made to accommodate the front-facing camera. We’re not sure if it is better or worse since it ultimately impacts the design of the phone and interrupts the display (although it does come with some fun wallpapers).However it seems that the company thinks of it as a temporary solution as they work […]

Additional Huawei P30, P30 Pro Specs Leaked

Huawei has confirmed that come 26th of March, they will be officially unveiling the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. Now thanks to leaked information from WinFuture.de, additional details about the upcoming phone has been released along with some renders that give us some information about what we might be able to expect.According to the publication, the Huawei P30 is expected to feature a 6.1-inch 2340×1080 OLED display, while the P30 […]

Gboard For iOS Now Lets You Translate On The Fly

Google Translate does a pretty good job at translating different languages. The only drawback is that if you’re chatting with someone,  you need to switch back and forth between the app and the translation. However the good news is that it looks like Google has updated its Gboard keyboard app for iOS where it now comes with a built-in translation tool.Basically what this means is that when you’re typing, you […]

Snapchat’s Gaming Platform Rumored To Arrive Next Month

If a new report is to be believed, we might see the launch of a gaming platform for Snapchat next month. The announcement is expected at the Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles on April 4th. Snap, the company behind the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, has not confirmed or denied the report about the launch of a gaming platform. This won’t be the first time that Snap would try its […]

Samsung Reportedly Supplying OLED Displays For Huawei P30 Pro

Samsung Electronics may face intense competition from the likes of Apple and Huawei but several of the conglomerate’s affiliates conduct business with these companies as well. Samsung Display supplied OLED panels to Apple for the iPhone X and it’s now claimed that the company has inked a similar deal with Huawei. It’s apparently supplying OLED panels for the Huawei P30 Pro, the Chinese telecommunication giant’s next flagship smartphone. Samsung has […]

Tel Aviv Testing Crosswalk Lights To Warn ‘Smartphone Zombies’

Many people these days bury their faces in their smartphones as they go about their daily commute. That’s why there’s no shortage of videos online of people bumping into things and falling down stairs because they were too distracted by their smartphones to see where they were going. To prevent such “smartphone zombies” from stepping into the road with oncoming traffic, Israel’s business capital Tel Aviv is now testing crosswalk […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Proximity Sensor Bug Is Waking The Phone In Pockets

Proximity sensors are sensors that we can typically find in our phones these days. For the most part we don’t really given them too much thought, but when they don’t work as intended, it can be annoying which is what some Samsung Galaxy S10 users are discovering. According to the reports, it seems that some users are finding that due to a bug, the proximity sensor on their phones isn’t […]

Samsung Embraces The Galaxy S10’s Punch-Hole Display With New Wallpapers

With the Samsung Galaxy S10, the company has opted to not use a notch in favor of a punch-hole display. Depending on your personal preference, you might like/hate it more than the notch. Samsung has in the past tried to cover it up by including wallpaper that would black out that area.However it seems that Samsung has decided that instead of trying to fight it, they have embraced it by […]

New Report ‘Confirms’ 2019 iPhones Will Sport A Triple Camera

With Android smartphones these days starting to feature triple cameras or more, it makes the iPhone’s dual cameras feel downright pedestrian. However according to earlier rumors, there were some claims that suggested that 2019’s iPhones could come with a triple camera setup, which seems to be the rage these days.Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, and it looks like we can “confirm” that because in a […]

nokia phones being investigated for sending data to china

HMD, the Finnish company making Nokia-branded devices, is now being investigated by the country’s data protection watchdog amid reports that some of its phones sent data to servers in China. The investigation comes after NRK, a Norwegian public broadcaster, claimed having proof which showed that Nokia phones were sending sensitive data to China based on