Vivo has certainly made waves over the past few years when it comes to rolling out smartphones that are packed with quality components and offering a performance-for-value ratio that can only be matched by other China-based players such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Oppo. This time around, their flagship series has just received a bump in the form of the NEX Dual Display Edition. The NEX Dual Display Edition offers a revolutionary dual-screen design which is able to provide a truly multifaceted smartphone experience, sporting an advanced triple camera setup alongside other kinds of industry-leading technologies.
Xiaomi has worked their way to be the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and their mid-range smartphones continue to straddle the comfortable level between price and performance. While the Redmi Note 5 is not the newest device on the block in this category, it has aged well over the past half year. Here is a review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 for those who would like a highly functional smartphone without having to take out a second mortgage on their home.
Speck has churned out accessories for mobile devices for quite some time now, and most of them are limited to smartphone and tablet cases that offer protection accompanied by style. This time around, Speck has revealed their all-new super slim grip assist accessory known as the GrabTab. The GrabTab was specially designed in order to deliver a secure hold on devices regardless of their size, without having it impede any of the other functions of the smartphone it is attached to. Sporting a comfortable holding loop, this holding loop has dual functionality since it also doubles up as a convenient phone stand for on-the-go entertainment.
Huawei has certainly come a long way in terms of smartphones since its early days, and it was one of the first companies to work with dedicated imaging company Leica by incorporating a Leica lens into its handset. Their X-series line-up of smartphones has just seen another addition in the form of the Honor 8X, a mid-range smartphone that intends to provide plenty of value for your hard earned money without sacrificing on performance and style. Keeping in line with the trend of introducing a notch on its display, the Honor 8X sports a 91% screen-to-body-ratio and chip-on-film (COF) technology, among others.
Remember a time when the handset to purchase was a Nokia? In particular, the small 88XX models that were extremely suave and had an elegant look to it. Well, the rise of smartphones literally killed off Nokia, but thankfully we have HMD Global who rode on the wave of nostalgia to take on the Nokia mantle and have slowly but surely began the process of bringing Nokia back to the lips of mainstream smartphone users. It is still early days, but the recent introduction of the Nokia 7.1 harks back to a time when the Finnish firm delivered quality handsets.
Xiaomi is no stranger when it comes to rolling out smartphones that punch above their weight without breaking the bank. This time around, Xiaomi has decided to make waves once again with the Redmi 6 smartphone. It looks like the supposed annual hardware refresh is no longer the case, as it is less than six months since the Redmi 5 was released. Here are my thoughts on the Redmi 6 after spending some time with it.
Razer might be far more famous for the sheer number of gaming peripherals that they come up with including mice, gaming mousemats, speakers, keyboards and even notebooks, but here is something that would turn heads wherever you go: the Razer Phone 2. Just like everything else that Razer rolls off from their production line, the Razer Phone 2 intends to be the very definition of flagship performance and true mobile gaming. After all, it was Razer who pioneered the segment of gaming smartphones with its predecessor, the Razer Phone, last year, and the sequel looks set to blow the competition away (if there are any worthy handsets in the first place).
For many of us these days, the smartphone is our ultimate photo shooter. Everywhere we go, from holidays to weekly outings at a favorite coffee joint, will often yield Insta-worthy photos that look great on those notched displays. However, sorting out all those photos can be quite a chore, and to print them out? Who does that anyway? Lifeprint Products wants to bring together both the old and the new with the launch of its Instant Print Camera for iPhone. The Instant Print Camera is actually a printer case that attaches itself to an iPhone, transforming it into an instant printing, photo-making marvel.
While technology has advanced by a certain degree in the world of smartphone batteries, this has allowed smartphone manufacturers to cram in more and more features in order to take advantage of the greater battery capacity. All of which leads to the same issue time and again: running out of battery life way faster than one would have liked. A power bank is useful addition for the road warrior, but so is carrying around a charger on your travels. Maktar decided to make life more efficient for iPhone owners by working on the Qubii. The Qubii is a unique iPhone accessory, where it arrives in a small form factor that boasts of a far larger functionality. Specially designed to play nice with an existing Apple 5w power adapter and Lightning to USB cable, it tips the scales at all of just 16 grams.
Remember the good old days when owning a dedicated digital camera proved to be all the rage, and when you carried around a DSLR, you were considered to be rather well off, in addition to having some basic knowledge about aperture size? Well, smartphones have taken over the place of a dedicated digital camera when it comes to instantaneous photoshoots, even churning out some extremely great looking photos in the process due to the technological advancements made in the area. However, there is always room for improvement, which is why add-on accessories such as the olloclip Multi-Device Clip can be such a boon to those who would like to explore new grounds when it comes to maximizing the use of smartphone cameras.