We have written a lot recently about the seeming uniformity of current smartphones and how this can lead to a lack of excitement for new models. However, it doesn’t take much to look beyond the mainstream and into a world of phones with interesting designs, niche features, and unique hardware. This is a list of eight phones available now or in the near future that are paving their own way in the smartphone market. Read: Why smartphone makers are turning to hardware gimmicksFor the crypto investor: Sirin Labs Finney Sirin Labs The Sirin Labs Finney is a blockchain powered smartphone set for release in November. It will have flagship specs, a ton of blockchain-related features, and a second screen that slides up from the back. Its crypto pedigree will come from the fact that users will be able to use the phone as a cold storage wallet and that the Android 8.1-based Sirin OS is capable of automatically converting crypto tokens. Additionally, users will be able to download … [Read more...] about Think Android phones are all the same? Here at 8 that do things differently
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Article Contents1 Specs2 The Good3 The Not So Good4 Hardware4.1 Remote5 Software5.1 Apps5.2 Games6 Performance7 Value8 Conclusion There's a race to the bottom in the home entertainment world, created by the lower pricing for set-top boxes, the near ubiquity of built-in "smart" features for new televisions, and not least, Google's own low-priced efforts with the Chromecast. Compared to the rock-bottom pricing of gadgets like the Chromecast, the Amazon Fire TV Stick, and the market-dominating Roku boxes, Android TV is in a pickle. Stand-alone ATV units start at around $100, which is more expensive than the Roku you might buy (or the apps that come free with your TV), and less expensive than the home game console you might already have. Enter the Mi Box. This rookie Android TV entry from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is priced at just $70. It makes a compelling offer of just enough extra features on top of something like Chromecast or Roku to justify the extra cost, while still being the … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi Box Review: The best deal around for Android TV… for what it’s worth
These is our list of the best Android smartphones you can buy today ranked from the best downwards.Whereas Apple gives you the choice of a smaller, larger or super expensive iPhone, Android celebrates variety and you get Android phones at all prices, with a wide range of specifications and features. But that also presents its own problems; while the flagship handsets are becoming similar in terms of specification, there's a lot of choice as you go down in price. That can mean choosing the best Android phone for you is a bit of a challenge. That, of course, is where we come in. So we've collected together our pick of the very best Android phones at all prices, sizes and specifications, but broken down to reflect the experience of owning and living with each device. The best Android phone: our top recommendationAnd the best Android phone on the market is..1. Huawei P20 ProYes, the top spot isn't occupied by Samsung - despite the Galaxy S9 and S9+ being some of … [Read more...] about The best Android phone 2018: which is the top Android phone to buy today?
Update: A lot has happened in the smartphone world so far in 2018, and we've had a flurry of new entries into our best Android phones list including handsets from Samsung and Sony.There's one key way in which Android is massively different from its Apple-branded smartphone competition - the number of phones out there running Google's hot mobile OS.The big names are all here; Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei and Google are at the fore. The many variations in screen size, processor power, software features and design makes finding the best Android phone for you extremely tough.While we've already had a number of major launches this year - we're waiting to see where the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro place in our list - there are even more phones to look forward to with the HTC U12, LG G7 and OnePlus 6 all rumored.Will they manage to top our list of best Android phones? Only time will tell.Best smartphone: the 15 top phones we've testedBest cheap phone: head here if you need a device under £200To … [Read more...] about 10 best Android phones 2018: which should you buy?
I’ve been using a pre-production version of the unfortunately named LG V30S ThinQ since Mobile World Congress last month. I didn’t spend more than a few minutes with the near-identical original V30, so it feels like a brand new phone to me, and I mostly really like it. My favorite feature, however, came as a surprise to me. It’s not the sleek design, lovely as it is. It’s not the camera system, though I like the wide-angle lens a lot. And it’s not LG’s software, because… well, of course it isn’t. It’s the way the phone feels. The V30 and V30S are reactive and physical to use in a way that almost no other Android phones are, thanks to their best-in-class haptic feedback system. The vibration motors and actuators are used throughout the system in a fun, playful way — you’ll feel cute little bumps when swiping away notifications or adjusting camera settings that enhance your connection to what’s going on behind the … [Read more...] about Demand good vibrations from your next Android phone