You are about to visit Secured link

Essential Phone drop test yields unexpected results

The Essential Phone is finally available in the US and Canada, following many delays and a protracted pre-order period. YouTube channel JerryRigEverything is known for its scratch, burn, and bend tests and doesn't usually perform drop tests, but made an exception this time around for the Essential Phone, because it's built with materials not usually seen in handheld devices: titanium (the frame) and ceramic (on its back). Ceramic is thought to be more brittle than glass, so you'd expect the Essential Phone's back to crack. But no, it simply refuses to. On the other hand, the Gorilla...



vivo NEX durability test shown in awesome video

The second vivo announced its NEX smartphone, many were wondering how the periscope-like camera will fare in the long run. How much beating can it take before it snaps? Well, vivo was fast to assure that the design has gone through some extensive testing and it can withstand 45 kg of load on top and about 50,000 times of opening and closing. But what about the durability when pushed from the side? The latest durability test video addresses that. They put eight devices in a circle and place a 40 kg glass on the cameras then a 50 kg ballet dancer goes on top of the glass. That makes a...



Sony Xperia XZ Premium prototype is on sale in a Romanian pawn shop

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium is expected to become available at the beginning of June, at least in some markets. That means there's still a lot of waiting to do if you're craving one, and the situation has been made worse by the fact that Sony chose to announce it at MWC in February - more than three months before its release. However, if you're impatient and absolutely have to have an XZ Premium in hand as soon as possible, there is a solution - albeit an expensive one if you don't live in Bucharest, Romania. If you were there, you could just head to one specific pawn shop and pick up a...



High-res Moto E5, E5 Plus press images leave no side unseen

A new heap of official images have surfaced, uncovering the bodies of the upcoming Motorola Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus in their entirety. This isn't the first time we've seen the Moto E5 Plus in press images - the previous ones we saw are the same as the ones below only the phone came in Light Blue. Now we can add Graphite and Gold. Moto E5 Plus in Gold The rendered images show the front that has an 18:9 tall-aspect screen and a glossy back that houses a fingerprint scanner and a camera module. The glossy finish looks like it could be glass or metal but considering the...



Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets BlueBorne fix as well

Shortly after rolling out a similar update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units on its network, Verizon has started pushing out the BlueBorne security fix update to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge units as well. Arriving as software version MMB29M.N915VVRU2CQI3, the update also brings along "most up to date Android security patches" - the carrier doesn't explicitly specify whether or not these are September fixes. Recently, OnePlus also pushed out the BlueBorne fixing update to the OnePlus 3/3T on the Open Beta channel. Source | Via