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Apple iPhone 8 Plus long-term review

This review is our fourth article in a series of long-term reviews - a format which we hadn't attempted previously. While our regular reviews are focusing on assessing every aspect of a device's performance in the most objective way possible, the long-term review is where we will give you a more subjective look - an outline of what it's like to live with a specific smartphone every day - in this case, the iPhone 8 Plus.

Honor Note 10 launch scheduled for July 31

Honor just announced on its Weibo account that the Note 10 will be unveiled in Beijing on July 31. The event will be exclusively for the Chinese market, with the global event taking place in Berlin on August 30, as we already told you yesterday. The post says to prepare for an AI flagship with big screen that will arrive in just 10 days. Size-wise the display is rumored to be AMOLED panel by Samsung with a 6.9" diagonal. According to a leaked photo from earlier this week, the Honor Note 10 is expected to have tiny bezels on top and bottom and even tinier on the sides. The phone...

Unlocked LG V30 finally becomes available in the US, yours for $819.99

The LG V30 has been available from US carriers since October, but its unlocked version only went up for pre-order in the country towards the end of that month. Many weeks later, today the handset is finally in stock, though just at B&H for the time being. An additional caveat is that you can have it in any color as long as it's Cloud Silver. If none of that puts you off, then know that you need to shell out $819.99 for the unlocked device. This will work on all GSM-based carriers as well as "select CDMA carriers", though note that activation may not be supported by every CDMA network. If...

Huawei Nova 4 with in-display front-facing digital camera to release on December 17

Last week, Huawei teased an image on its Weibo account, suggesting that the Chinese company is all set to release a cameraphone with Infinity-O which includes show in December. While the cameraphone, Nova 4 — successor of the Nova 3 — appeared in couple of leaks and concept renders, the exact same release date was not known. However, the manufacturer has now posted another picture on Weibo, revealing that the Huawei Nova 4 will be officially unveiled on 17th December. The Huawei Nova 4 is established to arrive with a present with ‘punch-hole’ cutout in the top-left corner for the front-facing scanner. Since of this design, the smartphone is expected to have an incredibile screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the device is coming to be powered by the company’s own Kirin 980 octa-core chipset what is manufactured using 7nm process, claimed to be the world’s initial mobile chipset to do so. This is the exact same processor that powers the Mate 20 series and the Honor Magic 2. The smartphone is Furthermore coming to arrive with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Just which includes its predecessor, the smartphone will function a dual camera setup on both sides — front as effectively as the back. Because no fingerprint sensor is visible on the front or back, it’s safe to assume that the smartphone will have an in-display fingerprint scanner. Connectivity features on the product may perhaps include Dual Lte VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C port. On the software front, we are expecting Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out-of-the-box. To know the actual specifications of the Huawei Nova 4 and the phone’s pricing and availability information, we’ll have to wait until the company makes the cameraphone formal at a release event on 17th December. Source: link

Counterclockwise: milestones in Galaxy Note’s history

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 dominated the tech airwaves this week. The flagship seeks to steady the Note ship after a couple of turbulent years. Normally we'd say "look forward, not back", but Counterclockwise is an exception to that rule. A stylus? That's so 2004! The Note series has had an experimental feel to it since the start. The original Galaxy Note was among the first large-screen Androids to be marketed as a phone, not a tablet. And it had a stylus! Both were considered fairly unpopular at the time. Back in 2011 when the Note was unveiled, the market had barely moved away from...