Since we first learned that the A9 SoC in Apple’s iPhone 6s lineup is dual sourced - that is that it's being made by two different vendors with two distinct manufacturing processes - one major question has remained in the process of reviewing these two phones. The main issue under question here is whether the TSMC A9 or Samsung A9 have any difference in performance and power consumption. If there is a difference, the question then becomes whether the difference is significant. In an atypical move for the normally tight lipped manufacturer, Apple issued a statement this afternoon in response to these questions and some rudamentary end-user benchmarking showing that there may be a difference: With the Apple-designed A9 chip in your iPhone 6s or iPhone...

Verizon Launches LG Lancet Windows Phone

Today Verizon announced a new smartphone coming to their network, and it is the LG Lancet. LG originally did produce Windows Phone 7 devices, but left the market before...

24 by Brett Howse on 5/14/2015

MediaTek Unveils Helio X20 Tri-Cluster 10-Core SoC

Today MediaTek announces their brand new flagship SoC for smartphones and tablets, the Helio X20. MediaTek continues their Helio SoC branding announced earlier in the year, making the X20...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/12/2015

Rightware's Benchmark Division Acquired By Basemark

Yesterday, Rightware founder Tero Sarkkinen aquired Rightware's benchmarking unit and made it part of his newly founded company, Basemark Ltd. Sarkkinen founded Rightware as well five years ago, making...

0 by Brandon Chester on 5/8/2015

MediaTek and Alcatel OneTouch Launch the POP Astro for T-Mobile USA

Recently a new budget oriented device was launched on T-Mobile USA. It's the Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro. At $149.76 outright, the POP Astro is aimed squarely at buyers who...

5 by Brandon Chester on 5/4/2015

A Quick Look at One M9 RAW Photos

Yesterday, HTC updated their HTC Camera application for devices with HTC Sense. Normally, this isn't worth discussing, but the changelog had an entry for RAW photography mode on the...

42 by Joshua Ho on 5/1/2015

LG Announces the G4: 5.5-inch QHD with Snapdragon 808

In a joint event between London and New York, LG has lifted the veil on the next iteration of its high-end smartphone, the G4. The G3's designs largely borrows...

125 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 4/28/2015

The LG G4 Day Live Blog (11AM ET Start)

We're in London for LG's launch of the G4. The wifi / my hotspot isn't that good, but the event starts soon. Read as much as we can post!

20 by Ian Cutress on 4/28/2015

Apple Releases FY 2015 Q2 Earnings Results: Strong Growth In China Fuel Large Sales

Today Apple announced their earnings for their second quarter for fiscal year 2015. Once again, iPhone dominated their revenue stream, with 40% more units sold and 55% more revenue...

67 by Brett Howse on 4/27/2015

ARM Reveals Cortex-A72 Architecture Details

​Today in London as part of ARM's TechDay 2015 event we had the pleasure to get a better insight into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU. ARM had announced the Cortex-A72...

92 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/23/2015

Google Unveils Project Fi: A Network for the Nexus 6

Today Google officially announced their previously rumored entry into the world of wireless service. This new endeavor is known as Project Fi, and it's exclusive to owners of the...

45 by Brandon Chester on 4/22/2015

The Moto E (2015) Review

During the past couple of years we've seen a dramatic shift in Motorola's strategy for competing in the smartphone market. As one of the earliest producers of Android devices...

90 by Brandon Chester on 4/21/2015

Sony Announces the Xperia Z4

Today Sony Mobile officially announced the Xperia Z4 on their Japanese website. The Xperia Z4 will be the company's flagship smartphone for 2015, sitting alongside Sony's flagship tablet which...

68 by Brandon Chester on 4/20/2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review

As recently as the Galaxy S5, Samsung had a fundamentally different strategy from companies like HTC and Apple. While design wasn’t ignored completely, Samsung Mobile had a different set...

306 by Joshua Ho on 4/17/2015

Huawei Announces New P8 And P8 Max

Today at the London launch event Huawei announced two new successors in the Ascend P-series of smartphones: the P8 and P8max. Noticeable lacking during the announcement is the Ascend...

24 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/15/2015

Huawei P8 Launch Live Blog (10AM EDT)

Huawei is set to launch their new non-phablet flagship, the P8, today in London. I'm on hand at the press event, which starts at 10AM EDT / 3PM BST.

37 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2015

Windows 10 Insiders: New Windows 10 Mobile Build Now Available For Phones

It was almost two months ago that Microsoft released the first build of Windows 10 for phones. The first build was very basic, and was missing a lot of...

29 by Brett Howse on 4/10/2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 With A New Emoji Keyboard, Bug Fixes, and Improved Performance

Today Apple publicly released iOS 8.3 for all devices that are capable of running versions of iOS 8. The update is a fairly substantial one that brings various improvements...

34 by Brandon Chester on 4/8/2015

The HTC One M9 Review: Part 2

A good amount of time ago, we posted part one of our HTC One M9 review, which gave a good idea of some critical aspects of the One M9’s...

127 by Joshua Ho on 4/6/2015

OxygenOS Arrives for the OnePlus One

Today OnePlus has finally released their new Android ROM for the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One originally shipped with CyanogenMod 11S, and in most regions there will still be...

26 by Brandon Chester on 4/4/2015

Chipworks Publishes Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown

Recently, Chipworks managed to get their hands on the Galaxy S6 and tear down the device to get a closer look at the ICs (integrated circuit) present in the...

47 by Joshua Ho on 4/3/2015

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