Smartphones

We’ve nearly completed the spring release cycle of devices, and this means that most vendors have now released their flagship devices for 2020, introducing brand new phones with the newest technologies to the market. The new device generation significantly mix up the competitive landscape, and it looks like 2020’s flagship phones are all about high refresh-rate screens as well as new complex camera setups. Samsung was amongst the first to release their products in 2020, with the Galaxy S20’s showcasing the company’s new camera generation, and trying to one-up the ecosystem with the super high-end Galaxy S20 Ultra. Over weeks following that we saw outstandingly good devices from Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, and in particular OnePlus. The new OnePlus 8 Pro really changed things up for...

Made by Google 2019 Live Blog (Starts at 10am ET/14:00 UTC)

We've seen the latest and greatest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and Huawei. Now as we're getting ready to close out the year, it's the final major smartphone launch...

51 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/15/2019

The Oppo Reno Ace: 90 Hz AMOLED 6.5-inch HDR10+ with 65W Charging

Today in China, top 5 smartphone company Oppo launched its latest flagship smartphone. The new Oppo Reno Ace goes above and beyond the Oppo Reno launched earlier in the...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/10/2019

Samsung Stops Production of Phones in China

Samsung had ceased to make mobile phones in China, the company revealed on Wednesday. The company has been withdrawing from handset manufacturing in the country for a while now...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/2/2019

The ASUS ROG Phone II Review: Mobile Gaming First, Phone Second

The concept of mobile gaming is still a relatively new phenomenon. The idea that a user can have a smartphone dedicated to gaming that isn’t in of itself a...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/30/2019

The Nubia Red Magic 3 Review: A 90Hz Gaming Phone With Active Cooling

We’ve covered many smartphone vendors here at AnandTech over the years, but one vendor we never had the chance to have a look at is ZTE, or more precisely...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/27/2019

UK Survey & Prize Draw: Smartphone Usage and 5G Expectations

We’ve had a few requests as of late for giveaways that are open to readers other than US residents, so today we’re doing just that. Our benevolent corporate overlords...

11 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2019

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha: A Truly All-Around 'Surround' Display Smartphone

Many flagship smartphones these days use slightly curved AMOLED displays that create impression of a bezel-less device with a large screen that falls over the edges. There are also...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

The Black Shark 2 Review: A Gaming Phone's Existential Crisis

Over the last 1-2 years we’ve seen a new type of smartphone category start carving itself a niche in the market: the gaming smartphone. Last year, the original Black...

67 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/25/2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Hits the US on September 27th

Samsung will start sales of the latest iteration of its highly-anticipated Galaxy Fold smartphone in the US this week. Two colors are set to be available, Cosmos Black and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2019

Huawei CEO Richard Yu Q&A: “Politicians are Playing Games”

As the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, the growth of Huawei over the last decade has been immense. Last year the company overtook Apple with smartphone unit sales, despite...

181 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/23/2019

A Day with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Kirin 990 and 7680 FPS Slow Motion Tests

Last week Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 Pro, featuring its latest Kirin 990 chipset. At the heart of the new hardware is a waterfall wrap-around...

47 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/23/2019

Huawei Launches Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro 4G and 5G Variants: First Step Away From Google

Today at Huawei’s global launch event in Munich, the company has detailed its new Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro flagship devices. The two new phones continue Huawei’s focus...

99 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/19/2019

The Huawei Mate 30 Launch Event Live Blog (Starts at 8am ET/12:00 UTC)

The busy fall period for smartphone launches continues. Today in Munich, Germany, Huawei is holding their launch event for their Mate 30 family of smartphones, the latest generation of...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/19/2019

The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Review: Bezeless Zoom

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is another Snapdragon 855-based phone that was released earlier in the year, and while we did a quick hands-on test of the device back...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/18/2019

The Xiaomi Mi9 Review: Flagship Performance At a Mid-Range Price

We’re edging towards to latter half of 2019 and the next and last upcoming wave of device releases, however among the many device releases of the year one device...

96 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/13/2019

Apple Announces New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, & iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple’s new iPhone Special Event just finished up at the Steve Jobs theatre in Cupertino – and as expected we saw the launch of a new generation of iPhones...

224 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/10/2019

The Apple 2019 iPhone Event Live Blog (10am PT)

The fall season is approaching yet again, and it’s time again for another round of iPhone updates, representing Apple’s newest 2019 mobile hardware. The event should be starting at...

46 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/10/2019

Nokia 7.2 Launched: 6.3-Inch PureDisplay, 48MP Camera, Snapdragon 660

HMD Global has announced its new ‘performance mainstream’ smartphone, the Nokia 7.2. It is aimed at the mass market, yet features premium capabilities, like a large HDR10-capable display with...

49 by Anton Shilov on 9/9/2019

New Uses for Smartphone AI: A Short Commentary on Recording History and Privacy

This opinion piece is reactionary to recent announcements. Having just attended the Huawei keynote here at the IFA trade show, there were a couple of new features enabled through AI...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/6/2019

Huawei Announces Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G: Dual SoC Approach, Integrated 5G Modem

For the last 3 years, Huawei has announced its next generation SoC at the IFA technology show here in Berlin. In every occasion, the company promotes its hardware, using...

153 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/6/2019

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