It was somewhat inevitable, and easy to predict, but now it's unfurling before our very eyes. People using their phones longer, that is. After the demise of the two-year cell phone contract, and when the full price of a phone without carrier subsidies was oh-so-painfully revealed to us, the length of time that subscribers kept their current handsets started to gradually increase. Now, there is a statistic to explain why is all of this happening, and it shows that people are just keeping their phones longer, buying refurbished or second- and third-hand devices, and generally not willing to splurge a grand on a phone, or thereabouts. Back in 2014, people were still upgrading their phones every 23 months, in sync with the two-year contract subsidies. This year, the length of time between upgrades is projected to hit 33 months, or nearly three years. I still want to drive a Mercedes, but I’ll wait a couple of years to buy the older model. Moreover, the fastest growing segment in … [Read more...] about With Americans buying more refurbished phones, Samsung may nix midranger development
posted on 3 days ago, 20:28 3 1. TechNeck (Posts: 300; Member since: 29 Aug 2014) I don't really charge my phones overnight because of this. Right now I'm using my old V20 just for the removable batteries when I'm on the go. posted on 3 days ago, 03:22 9 27. buccob (Posts: 2843; Member since: 19 Jun 2012) Recent Xperia devices provide a feture called Battery Care which learns your night time routines and then performs charging accordingly... posted on 3 days ago, 20:32 16 2. rouyal (Posts: 125; Member since: 05 Jan 2018) I charge overnight. I don’t want to babysit the phone battery by spot charging during the day. One less thing for me to worry about. posted on 3 days ago, 21:14 10 7. lyndon420 (Posts: 5241; Member since: 11 Jul 2012) We definitely need new battery tech. I leave my Nexus 6 on the tylt wireless charger overnight, but now after 3 or so years my phone is starting to randomly shut down even right after taking it off the charger (but … [Read more...] about Comments for : Should you let your phone charge overnight?
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 is clearly a refinement of last year’s admittedly successful formula. One of the best smartphones from last year just got better, but it’s hardly groundbreaking. As the wheels of the smartphone market slow, the Galaxy S9 is the perfect and inevitable response to an industry consolidating around the big players. The phone remedies a number of quibbles, finally adding a stereo speaker system, making Bixby a bit more useful, and putting the fingerprint scanner in a logical spot the human hand can actually reach. These are positive moves, but hardly industry firsts or game-changing tweaks. The reality is the smartphone form factor has been distilled into a fine formula: big screen on the front, camera(s) on the back, and software that doesn’t get in the user’s way. OEMs simply have to be the best within this somewhat limited scope, and diverting from this formula could be fatal for a brand. Just look at the LG G5.For Samsung, … [Read more...] about The Galaxy S9 might not be groundbreaking, but it’s the perfect phone for Samsung
When Apple decided to do away with every port on its new MacBook – including the power port – apart from a single USB Type-C, the internet balked that it had gone too far. ‘USB Type-C is the future!’ Apple protested.‘Yes,’ said everyone else, ‘but we still need more than one!’. And thus began dongle life for many a tech nerd. Despite this aggressive and frankly bad choice, Apple is right in stating that USB Type-C is the future. In fact, it’s very rapidly becoming the present. In the last few months, USB Type-C powered devices have begun to clutter up my home (a Galaxy S8, a GPD Pocket, the Nintendo Switch) and I’m rapidly finding less and less use for my old micro USB cables. My recent ‘long-haul survival kit’. A lot of USB Type-C there! We’re definitely at a turning point and in fact we’re already at the stage where micro USB is starting to feel a little old-hat. And that’s because USB Type-C is … [Read more...] about Why are some OEMs still shipping phones with micro USB?
Consumers in the Indian market are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the right smartphone. Whether it be the latest and greatest, or the affordable mid-range, or the ultra low-cost, there is something for everyone, and you can make your decision based on how powerful a device you want, the size of the display, other peripheral features, and price. These are the best Xiaomi phones Best dual-SIM Android phones Luckily for those on a tight budget, or for those looking only for a basic smartphone experience, there are a lot of really good options available. Here is a roundup of some of the Best Android phones under 10,000 in India. Editor’s note: This list includes all phones that are priced below Rs 10,000. There will be separate lists to showcase devices priced below Rs 30,000 and between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 as well. Yu Yureka Black Launched back in July 2017, the Yureka Black features a 5-inch Full HD display, is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset, and … [Read more...] about Best Android phones under 10,000 Rs in India