Revealed back in August, the T-Mobile’s very first self-branded phone –the REVVL – has just gained a new upgraded Plus variant. Just like the standard model, the REVVL Plus is a budget segment device offering package of great specs for a low price. The 6-inch phablet will soon hit the carrier’s online and brick-and-mortar stores.
Last month Microsoft issued an official announcement on discontinuing works on Windows Phone OS. Since the system is dead, there will be no further developments, no successors to Windows 10 Mobile to compete with dominating the market Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Introduced by Satya Nadella, the new Microsoft’s strategy focuses on collaboration rather than rivalry. This is at least what the Redmond’s team tried to tell itself to explain the decision on giving up on mobile software venture.
However, we can’t forget that the Windows Phone path to failure is paved with a series of smaller successes and developments, which truth to be told Microsoft and its hardware partners have never received enough customer faith in. At the day of its debut, Windows Phone was considered the most original and innovative OS offering beating even the introduced three years earlier Apple’s iPhone. Unlike Android, the Windows Phone didn’t derive from the iconic iOS and worked fluently even on smartphones with basic tech parameters. To understand the reasons behind the Windows Phone failure we need to look back at the beginnings of this ill-fated mobile OS.
HTC’s flagship for season 2017-2018 – the HTC U11, has just gained two new siblings: the HTC U11 Plus and HTC U11 Life. Both phones have some similarities, but they certainly not identical twins as both are dedicated two different type of users. The Plus is an enlarged and updated version of the U11 sporting a generous battery, modern design and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the Life is a mid-range offering with impressively good optics. Let’s take a closer look at both of them.
A few months ago HMD Global launched the high-end Nokia 8 and pretty impressive Nokia 7. Right now, the Finnish phone maker is once back with new device but this time focuses on more budget-conscious users and releases the entry-level Nokia 2 that will be easy on their wallet. What’s interesting, beyond the low 99 euro price tag, the Nokia 2 is the first Android phone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 processor.
Remember the days when a foldable Motorola Razr V3 was one of the most sophisticated phones everyone was crazy about? If you too feel a bit nostalgic about the clamshell design, ZTE may have something for you. Equipped with two identical displays, the ZTE Axon M is certainly one of the most innovative smartphones announced in 2017. Those curious about the device’s dual-screen real-life functionality may now check how it works in practice as the phone is currently available through AT&T online store.
Sony isn’t neglecting the budget to mid-range smartphone segment, as you might thought. After months of silence, the Japanese mobile manufacturer is back with the launch of the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus. According to the company’s press release, the new smartphones are designed to target specifically the market of India but there is a solid chance that will be offered in the US via third-party sellers, which would be great, as both devices offer solid mid-range specs and attractive look.
Earlier today, Amazon shared news that LG will join Prime Exclusive Phone Program. This Amazon’s exclusive offer has been enriched by four more LG-made smartphones, which the most interesting of are undoubtedly the LG G6 and LG G6 Plus. Members of the Prime can now purchase the most advanced LG phones way cheaper, which come at the price of ads on your lock screen.
With pre-orders on the iPhone X kicking off on October 27th, all US carriers are announcing deals on the Apple’s upcoming handset. Sprint and T-Mobile are no exception here. Both service providers recently shared a news that they are about to launch a new offer that will allow you to get iPhone X with an up to $350 discount if you trade in an eligible device.
HMD Global has recently expanded its Nokia series by another Android-based smartphone. The company has been filling in a missing gap in its portfolio with the Nokia 7 – a mid-range offering that offers great flagship features at lower price. The handset offers a “bothie” camera and OZO audio found in the high-end Nokia 8, but costs a half price of the famous flagship. Let’s take a look at it.
In a contrary to what we anticipated, not a Galaxy nor an iPhone is the very first foldable smartphone. Quite surprisingly for all of us the title goes to the ZTE Axon M. Announced today, the new ZTE phone impresses with innovative design featuring two sharp displays and a package of pretty powerful specs. Let’s take a look at this new bad boy.
BlackBerry does not waste time. The Canadian mobile maker debuts the BlackBerry Motion just a several days after the first images of the smartphone surfaced the net. Just as expected, the new device is a redesigned KEYone. But, quite disappointingly for the fans of the company’s traditional design, the phone comes with no keyboard. This deficiency is, however, compensated by the benefits of a giant battery and Android 7.1 Nougat.
Recently, Sprint made a bold statement that it would be the exclusive US carrier to distribute the LG V30 Plus. Quite surprisingly, it turns out that it was a fake news and it won’t be the only carrier you can grab the handset from. US Cellular has just confirmed that both, the LG V30 and the LG V30 Plus variant, are now available to buy through online and local dealer shops across the US.
If you’re looking for an incredibly affordable smartphone, Motorola have something special for you. The Moto G5S Plus, which is an upgraded version of the Moto G5’s bigger sibling, is already available for pre-order at extremely low price tag. You can buy it for $229. The phone doesn’t only come with slightly bigger display, but also offers more generous optic parameters and speaks new design language.
Flagship smartphones are great, but many of us opt for more affordable options. If you too belong to the group of budget-conscious customers looking for a capable and cheap phone, Boost Mobile has something that may catch your attention. The carrier has just announced to add the ZTE Tempo X to its list of offerings. Except for extremely low pricing, the phone provides its users with compact design and solid entry-level specs.
Introduced in 2007, the iPhone changed the way we look at mobile technology. Equipped with a touch Retina display, Siri and App Store the phone revolutionized the mobile industry, proving that smartphones are not only reliable tools of communication, but also irreplaceable life companions. Today at its iPhone-dedicated press conference, Apple skipped the iPhone 7S lineup and presented the iPhone 8 and its bigger sibling the iPhone 8 Plus as the eleventh generation of its iconic smartphone.
Along with the iPhone 8 line Apple announced the new iPhone X, which is a unique piece of equipment. Created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone release, the handset combines beautiful bezel-less design and a package of innovative specs that unfortunately for us, big fans of cheap phones, comes at the price of huge price sticker.
Looking for a capable Android phone that won’t ruin your budget? If so, then Blu may have something for you. Recently this Miami-based mobile maker began selling not one, but two brand new smartphones offering good value for your buck. Both devices, the Advance A5 and the Advance A5 Plus are cheap Android smartphones offering package of solid mid-range specs and metal design. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Archos a French-based mobile maker certainly isn’t one of the biggest names in the mobile industry. Despite of being small player, the company joins all its efforts to gain a firm market position. Earlier this week, Archos took the Berliner stage of IFA 2017 and unleashed three new smartphones lines along with a fresh tablet – eight devices in total.
After months of leaks and speculations the Moto X4 finally has come the light and got announced. Debuting at the ongoing IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin, the new Motorola’s smartphone surprised audience with a several unique features, aesthetic design, superb dual camera system and support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Let’s give a closer look on this new kid on the block.
LG announced today the newest member of V-family. Introduced the V-series in 2015. Being the first of the line – the LG V10 – offered unique features like a secondary notification-dedicated display, whereas the last year’s V20 put the biggest focus on the optics and audio experience offering a feature called Quad DAC system. Debuting today the third gen of the line –the LG V30– packs all of the 2017 flagship smartphone features including super slim, almost unnoticeable bezels and dual camera system. In addition it is also the first LG-made smartphone to house a P-AMOLED display.