Smartphones News, Features, and Interviews

  • Apple stumbles in the world's biggest smartphone market

    Last year, Apple was on a gravy train in China. Sales of the iPhone were booming, and the country looked poised to overtake the U.S. in terms of its contribution to Apple’s business. Suddenly, things don't look so rosy.

    27 April 16 10:43 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • LG G5 review, with Australian prices [Update]

    Despite being available around the world for many weeks already, LG's G5 has finally been announced in Australia. This is actually an improvement as some of its predecessors arrived so late as to be End of Life (globally) when they got here. But is it worth the wait? And how does it fare in a market with a still-impressive ​iPhone​, ​Samsung S7​, ​Nexus 6P​ and imminent ​HTC 10​?

    21 April 16 10:02 Written by Dan Rosenbaum
  • Blame the cellphone: Injuries pile up, from cat bites to shocks to broken bones

    We’ve all become aware of the dangers that drivers preoccupied with their cellphones cause on the roads and most have also probably seen plenty of “pedtextrians” endangering themselves by paying way more attention to their phones than their surroundings. But phone-related injuries go way beyond these two scenarios – we’re talking everything from ringing phones that supposedly scare dogs and cats into biting people to people being really dumb (and gross) about where they stick their smartphones.

    24 March 16 06:57 Written by Bob Brown
  • The LG G5 arrives in the U.S. in early April

    LG announced today that its LG G5smartphone is coming to the U.S. in early April. And tomorrow, Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones go on sale.

    11 March 16 05:25 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Xiaomi's Barra says US market 'on the radar'

    China's top smartphone maker is thinking about launching its phones in the U.S., the head of its international business said Wednesday.

    24 Feb. 16 23:37 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Xiaomi unveils low-cost, high-spec Mi 5 smartphone

    The first new flagship smartphone in over a year from China's Xiaomi packs technology to match the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S7, but at around half the price.

    24 Feb. 16 22:36 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Is 2016 finally the year of upgradable phones?

    LG's new G5 smartphone comes with an innovative feature: the ability to plugin and remove hardware modules that add extra functionality to the phone.

    23 Feb. 16 02:01 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Panasonic announces two heavy-duty smartphones

    Panasonic is branching out from its ruggedized computer and tablet roots, announcing a pair of new smartphones on Monday at Mobile World Congress.

    23 Feb. 16 01:09 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • The CAT S60 is a smartphone that can see in the dark

    It can see through smoke, it can dive underwater, and it can run Android Marshmallow: The CAT S60 is a 4G LTE smartphone with a 3,800 mAh battery that owners of thinner and lighter phones might kill for.

    22 Feb. 16 11:01 Written by Peter Sayer

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