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What Size Smartphone Do I Need

How to find the perfect smartphone for your hand size

March 27th, 2014

There are so many different sizes of smartphones these days that it can be tough to figure out which one is the best size for your particular hand. However, The Wall Street Journal’s Geoffrey Fouler has put together a terrific interactive test to help you decide which smartphone size is the right one for you. …

What Is The Best Smartphone Display

This is the real secret to making a killer smartphone display

March 3rd, 2014

The trouble with making a new smartphone stand out based on specifications such as pixels per inch is that by now most new devices have pixel densities that are so high that most users can’t really tell the difference between them with the naked eye. Thus, it’s natural for many smartphone enthusiasts to look toward …

Smartphone Size Comparison 2014

What is the perfect size for a smartphone?

February 26th, 2014

It seems like smartphones keep getting bigger every year but at some point there’s a limit to the size of a device that people will want to carry with them everywhere they go. Kantar Worldpanel’s latest report on mobile trends has found that many consumers have started to shy away from the more gargantuan phablets …

IDC Smartphone Shipment Growth

As smartphone growth slows, Windows Phone could come out on top

February 26th, 2014

Smartphone market saturation is fast approaching, but a winner may step forward once the dust settles after all. According to IDC, despite 39.2% growth in 2013 (the year of 1 billion smartphone shipments) every major OS will begin to gradually shed its market share over the next four years — every OS except for Windows …

Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes

Almost free at last: House passes bill legalizing cellphone unlocking

February 26th, 2014

It’s a rare but welcome sight: The United States House of Representatives has passed a commonsense bill by a wide margin. Reuters reports that the House on Tuesday passed a bill that would make it legal for consumers to unlock their cellphones once their contracts have expired so they can be used on other networks, …

Gionee Elife S5.5 Specs

This is the thinnest smartphone money can buy

February 19th, 2014

The Vivo X3 isn’t the slimmest phone out there anymore, Engadget reveals, as Gionee has launched the Elife S5.5, which appears to be the thinnest smartphone money can buy right now. The Android smartphone has a profile of just 5.5mm, slightly smaller than the 5.75mm thickness of the Vivo X3.

Pomegranate Battery

How a delicious fruit could change tech forever

February 18th, 2014

Believe it or not, one tiny fruit could change consumer technology forever — and no, fanboys, we’re not talking about Apple. It turns out that the pomegranate, which is quite trendy right now for everything from flavoring drinks to scenting shampoos and candles, is also the inspiration for new lithium-ion battery technology that may feature dramatically …

Slim Smartphone Bezel Infographic

This infographic shows why bezel-free smartphones aren’t as crazy as you think

February 11th, 2014

A new infographic posted on Twitter by @somospostpc shows how much screen you’re getting out of current smartphones, with the LG G2 leading the pack. The device, currently LG’s the flagship handset, has a display that takes up 75.7% of the handsets front side, a percentage the company heavily promoted when unveiling the handset. Interestingly, …