But a new upgrade to the SIM card means life can even simpler. Called an electronic SIM or eSIM, it is a way of linking your phone, using software, to a SIM (usually in a server rack at the service provider). The new iPhone Xs, which I am using, has an eSIM built in.
If you've been paying attention, you'll notice that mobile gaming is ramping up. And not just the Candy Crush sort of game, either. Full-fledged console games, custom stores, and battle royale are all more prominent than ever. But to actually play high-end titles, you need a high-end phone. Because high-end processors. Qualcomm's looking to change that, a little, with the Snapdragon 730G.
The Nokia X71 might sound like the tech company is working on a spy-plane rather than a smartphone but that’s obviously not the case… unless Nokia’s hiding something from us. But no, the Nokia X71 is definitely a smartphone. One with a great many pixels at its disposal. We can get behind that. But before we get to check out the camera(s), it’s worth glancing at the screen. ...[Read More]
If we didn't know any better, we'd say that this video of Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphones being tested was part of a much longer video. A video involving some early-2000s band, possibly transformed into monkeys and singing about... well, you decide what they're singing about. It's got the same sort of vibe.
Super. Charge. Turbo. All words that bring to mind a motorised vehicle flying by quick enough to demolish a building on impact (note: Do not try that at home). Combine them and you’ve got Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo fast-charging system for smartphones, a setup the company reckons will get you from 0 to 100(%) with a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. Which sounds like just the t...[Read More]
Sticking technology inside a blender and liquifying it (as much as you can liquify expensive sand) is a time-honoured internet tradition. Whether it's for a form of guerrilla marketing or just because folks have been chasing YouTube views, blenders and tech go together like Facebook and misuse of personal information.
Here’s another one we knew we were going to see at MWC: It’s a phone with a 18,000mAh battery from Energizer.
We've been testing the Mate 20 Pro since October 2018, four months and change later is it still the best phone money can buy?
When your opponents are as slick as LG's are, you've really got to pull out the stops and offer something unique if you're going to make consumers take notice. LG's tried hard with the awkwardly named V40 ThinQ, but the results are a mixed bag.
The Mobicel Hype X has a touch of the peacock about it -- pull one of these out of your pocket and folks are going to notice.