The HTC One A9 ($499; 32GB) is among the few new Android phones that are small enough for single-handed use, but don’t fall into the budget category. It’s a 5-inch handset in a market that’s racing toward hand-straining 6-plus-inch phablets. With an attractive design that resembles the Apple iPhone 6s, the A9 runs a recent version of Android and has good battery life. On the other hand, it’s held back by a lackluster camera and a high price given its midrange specs. For a better combination of looks and performance in a 5-inch form factor, the Samsung Galaxy S6 remains our Editors’ Choice on Sprint.
We’ve already reviewed the unlocked HTC [...]
LAS VEGAS—Windows 10 Mobile lives, at T-Mobile! Microsoft’s mobile phone platform has had a rocky start here in the U.S. AT&T isn’t heavily promotingMicrosoft’s Lumia 950, and the other Windows phones in carrier lineups are typically older devices. But an affordable, large-screen Windows phone at T-Mobile may really help the platform with beginner smartphone users.
But that’s okay. This phone will cost only $139.99 up front (or $5.84/month), which is an awesome price for a 5.5-inch smartphone. The Fierce XL is targeting less techie smartphone users who may haveWindows 10 tablets or desktops, or may be attracted to Windows [...]
The GIF shows a silhouette of the G5 displaying the time and date as well as a series of notification icons on a screen that looks very similar to the ambient AMOLED displays we’ve seen on devices from Google and Motorola. AMOLED screens can light up individual pixels when they’re needed while the rest remain dark, making them much more energy efficient than a traditional LCD.
As reported by Android Authority, the display is reminiscent of the secondary display on the rugged LG V10, a feature that PCMag analyst Ajay Kumar found eye-catching but somewhat gimmicky. Instead, the G5 will have a full-screen version of the V10’s secondary display, the blog says, [...]
Apple dealers and e-commerce retailers in the country are offering discounts going from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 for your existing smartphone. According to sources, Maple, Reliance Digital and many others are offering a maximum buyback price of Rs 25,000 for devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5 etc, while previous generation iPhones should also fetch the same amount.
One caution here is that most Apple resellers are offering the iPhones without any offline discounts, which basically means that you will be getting the discount on the original asking price of Rs 62,000 for the 16GB iPhone 6s and Rs 72,000 for the 16GB iPhone 6s. The top tier 128GB [...]