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We've had our say, now it's our readers' chance to pick a winner. Which flagship gets the tip-top mark for 2017? Cast your ballot and find out on New Year's Day!
The HTC U11 squeeze feature allows you to quick launch apps, but is it outside-the-box thinking, or just a gimmick that will be ignored and forgotten?
Have you ever switched platforms? Maybe you were bored, or intrigued or something else? We talk about that, and ask you in a poll.
Some phones give you a choice. Others not so much, but all things being equal, what is your favorite smartphone color? We asked our editors, now we ask you.
Conferences like Google I/O and WWDC always give me a sense of mixed feelings. Because we’re all about to see some really neat new things for the platforms – even if they’re not “new” new – and that’s a really great thing. But then, we’re all about see a lot of interesting features that may not work so well, at least for several months anyway. Oh sure, you can have those features if you want them, but they’ll be in beta which is frankly a scary concept.
Now, for those of us that have a few different devices, this isn’t really a big deal. I mean I can throw Android N onto my [...]
Galaxy Note 6 rumors are heating up! We ask which HTC has the best BoomSound, and it's time for our iPad review round up. Pocketnow Weekly 199!
We're listening to the new BoomSound hardware on the HTC 10. Compared to the One M9, which phone has the best BoomSound Speakers? Vote in our viewer poll!
A Pew poll from February showed that people were way more worried about the government not doing enough in going after suspect communications.
Android N is coming and we're taking time out to speculate what it's name will be. Will there be another corporate brand, or a little known pie?
We want to hear from you in our VR headset poll: are you an Oculus man, a Vive lady, or a HoloLens dev?
How 2016 will play out remains to be seen, but based on what we've seen so far, who do you think will be the biggest OEM in 2016?
Is a 6GB smartphone simply overkill, or are OEMs strategically helping to "future-proof" for the apps and OSes of tomorrow?
User's who have gotten the Android 6.0.1 update are reporting much shorter battery life than before the update. Are you one of them?
From the Nexus One to this year's models, which is the best Nexus of all time? Let's look at the hits and the misses that have carried the Nexus name.
Google's Project Butter (finally) got rid of Android's lag, will Doze Mode in Android Marshmallow fix its battery issues?
Your preferred smartphone screen size is a very personal choice. We wondered what our audience preferred. Come vote and be heard!
Remember when the Galaxy Nexus came out with the first 720p display on a smartphone, and we couldn’t believe such a high resolution could make its way to a handheld device? Those were simpler times. We’ve since standardized 1080p on most modern smartphones, and even QHD (some call it 1440p or 2.5K) is becoming prevalent on flagship devices like the Galaxy Note 5 and the Moto X Pure Edition. Earlier this month at IFA 2015, Sony announced the first 4K smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, with an absurd 806 ppi over a 5.5” display … but what do you even do with all of that resolution? Well, [...]
Some phones are awesome, some aren't. While we look at all the glitz out of IFA, we want to know, what's the most disappointing smartphone you've owned?
Google has upped the ante, Android Wear on iOS is a now a reality - with some limitations. Your move, Apple.
Camera modules take up space, are fairly expensive, and putting two of them in your phone sounds crazy. Is the solution reversible cameras?
Fingerprint scanners have become synonymous with mobile security. Ever since the iPhone 5s introduced Touch ID, the use of PIN codes has skyrocketed in users. Of course, fingerprint scanners weren’t the first method of protecting personal information — far from it. PIN codes, alphanumeric passwords, and even facial recognition had been on smartphones for years before the biometric boom. The one thing Touch ID has that the rest lack, however, is profound convenience. Typing in a four to six digit PIN every single time you want to access your phone, while protective, gets old fast, [...]
There are only a few physical buttons on most smartphones these days; volume controls, the occasional camera shutter or home button, and the power button. They’re all obviously important, or else the manufacturers wouldn’t bother including them and taking up precious space on their phones, but almost undeniably, the most important of all is the power button. It wakes our phones from sleep mode. It locks them to save power and trigger security. It turns them completely on and off, and without the power button we wouldn’t be able to use our phones … but we can’t seem to agree on the best [...]
What's on our Android M wishlist? I polled the Pocketnow team to see what's on their minds, keep on reading to find out what we'd like to see!