OnePlus officially launches its next flagship, the OnePlus 3

Update: After a time of VR store exclusivity (why is that a thing?), the OnePlus 3 is now available for purchase from OnePlus.net.


The launch of the OnePlus One was pretty much the worst thing ever (thanks to the company’s loathed invite system), and the OnePlus Two launch was not much better. Now, after many leaks over the last several months, OnePlus has made its next flagship official in its The Loop VR app. The best part? You don’t need an invitation to purchase one.

more…

Huawei announces flagship Kirin 950 octa-core processor, will give Snapdragon 820 a run for its money

Right on schedule, Huawei took the wraps off its next generation mobile processor at an event in Beijing this morning. The Kirin 950 packs in some impressive specs and looks set to give Qualcomm’s already-troubled Snapdragon 820 chip some stiff competition…

more…

Google Pixel XL 5 months later: The ups and downs of owning Google’s first proper flagship

As of today, it’s been exactly 5 months since I started using the Pixel XL as my daily driver. In the time since, I’ve used several devices, including the LG V20 and Huawei Mate 9 among others, but Google’s first flagship has always held a spot in my pocket.

So, after 5 months of constant usage, how has it held up?

more…

HTC allegedly set to follow its 10 flagship with the launch of new mid-market Desire 10

HTC is no stranger to families of devices that range from the mid to the high end of the smartphone spectrum, and chances are that this trend won’t stop anytime soon. In particular, following the recent arrival of its 10 flagship, the company seems to be close to launching another device of its Desire lineup, aptly named “Desire 10″…

more…

LG G5 and Friends: Hands on with the new unibody modular flagship [Video]

The LG G5 is a huge departure from the company’s usual all-plastic affairs. And it’s finally here. What I love about this phone on first impressions is the way it feels in hand. The smooth metal finish combined with the rounded corners and edges help create a phone that looks and feels fantastic.

Compare that to last year’s G-series flagship’s right-angled corners and sharp design, and you’ll notice a stark contrast in approach…

more…

LG announces the V20, its metal-bodied, dual-camera, premium flagship [Gallery]

If you thought that the flop that was the LG G5 was all the Korean company had in store for this year, you’re about to be surprised. The company has today announced its V20, the successor to last year’s dual-screened V10 handset and what I would call the true flagship of 2016 for LG. It’s an improved version of last year’s V10 in almost every way, and it also brings some unique features that make it stand apart not only from its predecessor, but from the entire market.

more…

Hands-on with LG’s flagship V20 [Video]

LG just announced its new flagship V20, and luckily we were at IFA 2016 last week to get some early hands-on time with the device at LG’s booth. I was a fan of the — in my opinion, underrated — LG V10, but I don’t necessarily think it was the best phone of last year. This one, though, I think is going to be hard to beat — especially since the Galaxy Note 7 has been having some trouble lately…

more…

BLU teases new ‘Pure XR’ flagship smartphone w/ 4GB of RAM, giving 3 away

There are a ton of great affordable Android smartphones on the market today and at this point, just about every brand has at least one solid option under 0. One brand in particular that has made a name for itself in this sector is BLU, and this week the company is teasing its latest flagship device, the Pure XR.

more…