Motorola’s been making a name for itself with budget and midrange phones for years, and now it’s teaming up with Verizon to combine that acumen with Ultra Wideband 5G. The new Motorola One 5G UW (for “Unexpectedly Wet,” just kidding it’s Ultra Wideband) was announced as a network exclusive. It’s on sale now for $550 on Verizon’s online store.
Today, Apple announced four new phones, and while the new iPhone Mini (and it’s brother the iPhone 12) might seem like the standout, Apple has you covered if you’re a fan of larger form factors. In addition to the phones mentioned above, Apple announced the new $999 iPhone 12 Pro and $1,00 iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Arguably one of the best parts about smartphones is the apps you can install to do more. But sometimes it’s inconvenient to unlock your phone and touch the screen to control them. If you’re on Android, there’s good news for you: you can now control many apps with your voice, and more apps are coming.
The Galaxy S20 is a fine flagship phone, though in some ways, it does more to prove the future of foldables than sell itself. But no matter how good a flagship is, $1,000 money is a lot of money to spend on a phone. We think you’d be better off buying a budget phone, smartwatch, and earbuds. But, maybe another good option is the $699 Galaxy S20 SE.
Plastic’s got a bad rap. We fool ourselves into thinking that plastic phones are cheap and ugly, but they’re just as good as a glass-backed and aluminum devices. In fact, you might prefer a lightweight and durable plastic phone over the greasy glass sandwich that’s weighing down your pocket.
We already know a lot about the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2. It has a larger external screen, an improved camera experience, 5G capability, and an edge to edge internal screen. But what we didn’t know was how much the phone would cost, which carriers you could use it with, or when you could buy it—until now. Samsung says the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will release on September 18, and it will cost $1,999.99. You get get it through Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.
Budget phone maker BLU is launching a new phone today with the G90 Pro. It’s not only a spec-bump for the previously-announced G90, but it’s also the company’s first “gaming phone.” I’ve been playing with it for the last couple of weeks—here’s what you need to know.
Unlocking your phone with your face is cool and all, but I’m here to tell you: The rear fingerprint sensor is still the most superior way to unlock your phone. It’s faster, more intuitive, and more versatile than any other sort of unlocking security. Please, come with me on a journey.
HMD, which makes phones under the Nokia brand, has a new phone coming to the States. The company touts the Nokia 8.3 5G as the “first global flagship” due to its wide compatibility with 5G bands. The Snapdragon 765G powers it, just like the OnePlus Nord.
Your current cell phone probably supports Voice Over LTE (VoLTE), a system that allows calls to go over the data network rather than the old-fashioned dedicated calling system. It’s a good thing, enabling much higher-quality audio. According to a report from Android Police, T-Mobile will start using this method of calling exclusively in January.