by Jules Wang | September 5, 2016 2:54 PM
Chinese telecommunications firm TP-Link jumpstarted its smartphone brand, created last year, with a couple of unoffensive smartphones at IFA Berlin. The Neffos X1 and X1 Max have come out to play and, like everyone else, they've come in the form of subtly-curved, tapered-thin, all-metal beasts. Slim 0.6mm bezels frame the 2.5D glass on top of it, adding up to a 76 percent screen-to-body ratio. Both devices have back-mounted fingerprint sensors for 0.2-second unlocks. The Neffos phones are pretty middling for a debutante at the world's weirdest technology trade show, but we'll give you ...
by Stephen Schenck | July 10, 2014 10:23 AM
The trajectory of Motorola's work on wearables is pretty transparent for the immediate future: the Moto 360 is very much happening, and right now it's just a matter of waiting for sales to begin. But while the company has been quite forthcoming with its smartwatch plans, that hasn't been the case with its phones. Instead, we've been poring through leaks and rumors trying to work out what's going on with this X+1 Moto X successor. While there's been no shortage of raw info, it's been tricky to work out just what's really the X+1, and what might be other upcoming Motorola Androids. We've got ...
by Stephen Schenck | January 9, 2014 9:54 AM
Is there even a dividing line between phablets and tablets anymore? Is the 7-inch ASUS Fonepad really a giant phone? Or the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 a tiny tablet? This year the CES brings us one more device to straddle that line, the 6.8-inch X1 from Hisense. “From whom?” you ask, incredulously? That's fair; we haven't really spent any time talking about Hisense as a manufacturer of tablets. Will this X1 manage to finally pique our interest? Well, its hardware sounds respectable enough: Snapdragon 800 SoC, 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera, and a 3900mAh battery. Hisense throws its ...
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