Sony is ready to throw-down with a new camera-first 5G phone — the Xperia Pro-I — in the battle for smartphone camera supremacy. Less than 12-hours after the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s reviews started dropping online, and all the camera enthusiasts trying to determine whether the Pixel 6 Pro or the iPhone 13 Pro Max has the best smartphone camera, Sony wants to be in the mix with the Xperia Pro-I. The “I” in the Xperia Pro-I stands for imaging, which pays homage to Sony’s popular line of Alpha mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and professional video cameras, rather than point-and-shoot camera model names like the Sony RX100 VII (Mark 7) . At least that’s what the Sony representatives who were briefing journalists ahead of this event told us. The star of the show is obviously this device’s camera technology, so it’s totally fair to think of the Xperia Pro-I as a camera that happens to come with a phone attached. After all, it’s notable for using a similar 1.0-type … [Read more...] about Sony Xperia Pro-I is a camera first, phone second
A great smartphone has a timeless style, is equipped with great cameras, has a large battery that charges up swiftly, and if you throw in some cool, innovative features, you have something special. And all of these things are not easy to find in one single smartphone! Having said so, Huawei recently launched the all-new HUAWEI nova 9. Dubbed as “the Trendy Flagship & Camera King”, this latest gem from Huawei comes soaring with a stunning design, a 50MP Super Sensing Camera, a large battery that supports 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge. All of this, along with next-generation Super Device features that allow you to do more than one thing on multiple devices all at once. Let us look at its features closely, and you will understand why it is our favourite choice for a smartphone this season! Breathtaking design The HUAWEI nova 9 is simply an outstanding smartphone, and it comes in a new colourway - Colour No. 9. What a cool name that is! Polished with a brand-new … [Read more...] about Picking a phone this season? HUAWEI nova 9 is a must-have and should be your go-to choice!
NFC (short for Near Field Communication) has long been tipped to change our lives for good, from how we shop to the way we exchange information. While NFC is part of our daily routines, that's mainly in the form of contactless payments and, erm, toys – beyond that things are pretty limited. Weren't we promised more? Google 'NFC' and you'll see there are all kinds of other ways startups and big brands are trying to make NFC happen. As of yet, the successful use cases are pretty rare. For those unfamiliar with NFC, it's a type of wireless data transfer. It's able to detect and enable tech (within close proximity) to communicate without the need for additional forms of connection – no internet or Bluetooth required here. What is NFC ? Everything you need to know You'll find NFC in your contactless bank card, and in the same way that augmented reality has become synonymous with Snapchat filters, you'd be forgiven for thinking NFC is all about payments. The … [Read more...] about Contact-less: NFC is good for payments but not much else
Redmi Note 11 series launch is scheduled for October 28. Meanwhile, a tipster has revealed the design of the company’s upcoming Xiaomi 12 . A Weibo post by Digital Chat Station says that the smartphone may come with a higher screen-to-body ratio. Xiaomi 12 will succeed in the Mi 11 series. But as the company has dropped Mi branding, this will be the first major smartphone series to come without the branding. Like its predecessor, the series is said to come with a thicker chin as compared to other bezels. On the sides, the handsets may come with a slight curvature. The side curves are said to be smaller than the Mi 11 family. Xiaomi may also introduce design improvements for the front camera cutout as well. The front-facing camera cutout on Xiaomi 12 series may be smaller than the Mi 11 series phones. However, the report does not specify whether the changes will be implemented for all models under the series or one of either model. Meanwhile, the company has … [Read more...] about Xiaomi 12 design leaks online, may come with higher screen-to-body ratio
The best mobile payment apps offer a simple way to make and send payments using your smartphone . Mobile apps providing contactless payments have become common since the introduction of Near Field Communication ( NFC ), turning individual smartphones into the equivalent of a payment card. Just as like contactless credit and debit cards, however, mobile payments have their limitations - but they also have their fees, and sometimes these aren't always so clear. Therefore as mobile apps deliver on the promise of the digital wallet they are changing and expanding the way we pay for things in everyday life. They excel at small transactions, avoiding the need for having cash, and this can apply not just when shopping but also for everyday items. However, as well as contactless payments, mobile payment apps can also be great for sending money to people you know, such as friends or family, or paying traders directly. As contactless payment platforms continue to be rolled … [Read more...] about Best mobile payment apps in 2021
PayPal's Rob Skinner is pretty happy with his five-year old prediction that we could all be using a digital wallet instead of a physical one by 2016, but his thoughts have already turned to what the next five years will bring. It was 2011 when Skinner and PayPal went public with the assertion that we could be using just our phone to pay for things within the next five years, and amid the arrival of payment systems from Apple and Google, you could indeed leave the house in many cities without picking up your faithful leather friend. Despite the obvious headlines , Skinner was never suggesting the death of the traditional wallet, just that the choice would be there. "That's the key point," he tells TechRadar in a conversation that coincides with the 10th anniversary of the first PayPal mobile transaction in the UK. "So much of what we do is about choice - whether that's letting people choose a different way of funding a Paypal payment or recognising that cash is … [Read more...] about Beyond the wallet: how will you be paying for things in 2021?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / News / Software Meh Some changes are coming with a new Pixel Feature Drop. Derrek Lee 25 Oct 2021 5 Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central What you need to know Google tries to explain the thought process behind its new Internet tile in Quick Settings. Google says it was the result of studies showing that the new UI helps avoid excess mobile data use. Google plans to add additional changes with an upcoming Pixel Feature Drop. Android 12 introduced many UI changes, most notably to the Quick Settings menu. One change that users have not been too ecstatic about is the new Internet Panel, which combines and replaces the standalone Wi-Fi and Data toggles. Google has apparently noticed the complaints because now it's trying to defend the changes. In a community post on Monday, Google explained its thought process behind … [Read more...] about Google explains Android 12’s new Internet Panel, says it’s ‘more intuitive’
Home / News / Carriers A sweet offer The Uncarrier is becoming more aggressive in luring customers away from competitors. Jay Bonggolto 22 Oct 2021 2 Source: Android Central What you need to know T-Mobile will pay off what you owe on your smartphone if you switch from a rival carrier. The Uncarrier will cover up to $1,000 per line through a virtual prepaid MasterCard card. T-Mobile also boasts better 5G coverage as part of the promotion. T-Mobile has another sweet offer if you're considering replacing your current carrier. The Uncarrier will pay off your smartphone up to $1,000 per line if you make the switch from its rivals, including Verizon and AT&T. The new promotion is part of its Keep & Switch program, and you can start using it today by bringing in your current phone along with a photo of your most recent bill. You will then receive up to $1,000 per line via virtual prepaid MasterCard to settle … [Read more...] about T-Mobile will reimburse you up to $5,000 if you switch from AT&T or Verizon
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / News / Streaming Services oh geez rick If you're looking to buy a Roku streaming device, get it soon. Derrek Lee 21 Oct 2021 9 Source: Phil Nickinson / Android Central What you need to know Roku issued a statement calling Google out on its unfair treatment of the platform. In response, Google has decided to pull the YouTube app from new Roku devices. Current users will not be affected by this change. The ongoing battle between Google and Roku continues as the YouTube app is being pulled from new Roku devices after December 9. The decision came on Thursday after Roku posted a statement calling Google out for allegedly asserting its dominance to request special treatment on the platform. More specifically, for requiring YouTube as a search preference over other results and requesting special features on Roku that it doesn't … [Read more...] about Google to pull YouTube from Roku devices after failing to reach agreement
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Wearables Protect your display Courtney Lynch 22 Oct 2021 Best Google Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors Android Central 2021 If you're patiently waiting for your Google Pixel 6 Pro to arrive, you can keep busy by choosing some of the best accessories. You probably want to protect that beautiful display from damage, for starters. So we got you covered with plenty of reliable options. Check out our roundup of the best Google Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors. Endless coverage: ArmorSuit Google Pixel 6 Pro Full Body Skin Film + Screen Protector Stay flexible: IMBZBK Google Pixel 6 Pro Screen Protector + Camera Lens Protector (5-Pack) True to the touch: TAURI Google Pixel 6 Pro TPU Screen Protector + Camera Lens Protector (4-Pack) Protect your lens: Aeska Google Pixel 6 Pro Camera Lens Protector (2-Pack) Slow rebound technology: TOCOL Google … [Read more...] about Best Google Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors 2021