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Sunday Q&A – Week 12

Hello and welcome to the Week 12 edition of our Sunday Q&A! This week we discuss our battery test once again, fingerprint sensors and why we don't have more scores on the site. Webster: Hi, I like your site for comparing phones, but would it be possible for you guys to list an IR blaster as a feature? This is one of the major points I look at when choosing a phone. Hi, Webster. We are, in fact listing IR ports in our specs database - if you look at a phone that has it like the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, you'll see a line for that. However, since it's a rather niche feature we chose to omit...



Nougat-powered Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime launched for $150

A new Samsung smartphone has been launched. Dubbed Galaxy J3 Prime, the phone is powered by Exynos 7570 SoC and sports a 5-inch HD display. RAM is 1.5GB, while internal memory is 16GB. The handset features a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and packs in a 2,600mAh battery. The phone is available for purchase in the US through T-Mobile, which has it listed for $6.00 down and $6.00/month for 24 months (totaling $150) for postpaid customers. For prepaid customers it's also $150, but currently there's an instant discount of $75. In addition to...



Xiaomi opened 16 stores in China this weekend

Xiaomi is expanding its physical presence in China. The company has been opening its own Mi Home stores where it showcases and sells the smart home products that it sells from mobile accessories and home wireless to smartphones and power banks. During a conference last month, CEO Lei Jun announced that the company has set very ambitious goals for expanding its presence in the form of physical locations in major cities all over China. Lei Jun said that 200 stores are planned to be opened this year with the ultimate goal of reaching 1,000 stores in three years. Over the weekend,...



MetroPCS is offering Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G for free with $40 or higher plans

The Galaxy Core Prime 4G, an entry-level smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity, is being currently offered for free by MetroPCS through its ‘Switch to MetroPCS’ campaign. The offer is applicable for those who are willing to take up the carrier’s $40 or higher plans. Apart from the Galaxy Core Prime 4G, MetroPCS is also offering additional 1GB of free 4G LTE data every month as long as the user stays with the carrier. It is a limited time offer, and is available only through the carrier’s stores. (more…)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will shoot 960fps videos, another teaser shows face unlock

Last week a Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 teaser showed off the low-light performance and bokeh rendering of the dual camera on the phone's back. That same camera will support 960fps slow-motion video shooting as well, producing clips like this one: 960 frames per second, slow motion video recording. Only 3 days left until launch! ❤️#Xiaomi #MiMIX3 pic.twitter.com/ZRGD5FKrm4— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) October 22, 2018 This is official, coming straight from Xiaomi global spokesperson, Donovan Sung. The Snapdragon 845 chipset that will power the Mi Mix 3 certainly support it, but this...