You've picked out the phone you want to buy, but the decision-making process is far from over. One big choice is whether to buy an unlocked phone or one tied to a carrier. For many people, there's a lot of ambiguity about how unlocked phones work and the benefits they offer. To help guide you through the world of unlocked phones, we answer some the most common questions as well as dispel some myths.What is an unlocked phone?An unlocked phone is not tied to a specific phone carrier and can be used on any carrier you choose. That means:• You have more models of phones to choose from than what the carriers offer• When traveling, you can easily use international SIM cards • You can switch carriers without penalty• Since it's unlocked, it usually has a higher resale valueThe caveat is that you might not get every network feature, like Wi-Fi calling or HD voice, and the carrier won't guarantee that the voice or data network will work perfectly on your phone. In other … [Read more...] about Unlocked phones vs. contract phones: Which is better?
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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?
Listen to the podcast version: Rene Ritchie: Joining me again, we have John Poole from...I am going to say Primate Labs, but I think most people know you from Geekbench. John Poole: Exactly. Rene: [laughs] Like the 1Password folks. The name of the product is so popular, [laughs] it's just the name of the company. John: Exactly. It's the joys of having an incredibly successful product, and a company just to sort of go along with it. Rene: The company ends up being the trailer that you hitch behind you to maintain the car. [laughs] John: Exactly. The Exynos Kerfuffle Rene: The reason I wanted to talk to you is that whenever one of these...I am going to call them a kerfuffle because it sounds like a funny word. Whenever one of these processor, kerfuffles, comes up, you have a lot of people...you have so many things to deal with. First, you have people who don't have what's suddenly considered the good processor being all salty. You have the companies trying to say, "Nothing is wrong. … [Read more...] about Apple vs. Samsung: State of the mobile silicon
Tech & Science Smartphones Apple Embracing Huawei’s new flagship smartphone, the P20 Pro, is this reporter’s first time stepping out of Apple’s walled garden in years. Ever since puchasing the iPhone 3G, when the time came to upgrade, the process was always the same—nod and accept the next iteration without question. It was time for a change. Last month, China’s Huawei put on a show with the launch of its latest P-range device, teasing DSLR-like quality from its 40-megapixel camera to a conference in the heart of Paris, France. It was obvious the firm—which has struggled to gain traction in the U.S.—was now aiming to compete with the top-of-the-line phones from Apple and Samsung, but can it even make a mark? Newsweek put the trusty iPhone back in the drawer and, for just over a week, endeavored to find out. First impressions Out of the box, the P20 Pro feels premium. It comes bundled with what you would expect—wall … [Read more...] about iPhone Killer? Ditching Apple for the New Huawei P20 Pro: Which Is Better?
The first U.S. Apple vs Samsung battle has ended in late August, with a surprisingly bitter defeat for the South Korean Android maker – surprising not because Samsung was found to infringe on certain Apple patents, but because of the nature of the total Samsung defeat. Samsung was found to willfully infringe on 6 from its 7 patent claims Apple brought to this battle against its rival and was awarded $1.05 billion in compensatory damages. Meanwhile, the jury found Apple not to infringe any of Samsung’s patents, including the FRAND, or standards essential, ones.Sure, the fight is not yet over as the two companies are still duking it out in over 50 cases spread across 4 continents, and there are plenty more battles to be fought until we find a real winner, including at least one more U.S. case – although we’re probably see the two giants settle sooner or later even though that’s not an option right now. And sure, Samsung will appeal this particular decision, … [Read more...] about Why the Apple vs Samsung $1 billion verdict is correct and should stand