Category Archives: Smartphones

New ZTE Zmax Pro Coming?

ZTE Z986 with 6″ Screen, SD 625 and Android 7.1.1 Seen on GFXBench The ZTE Zmax Pro is still the best-value phone available. It offers a Snapdragon 617 CPU with a 6-inch HD screen, 32 GBs of internal storage, and … Continue reading

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

I stopped into B&H yesterday and ran across the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. This was announced last year and is the first phone to incorporate Google’s Tango Augmented Reality initiative.

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The Ultimate VR Phone: Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium official global site The first Snapdragon 835 phone (before Samsung) with a 4K screen (Samsung is stopping at 2K). The rumor is it’ll be US$800. Which will probably seem just fine when people see a new … Continue reading

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Huawei Mate 9: New Daydream VR Phone

Twitter: It has a 5.9-inch screen at 1920 x 1080. Which makes me wonder just how bad that will be for VR. But @stroughtonsmith says otherwise.

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Video: ZTE Zmax Pro Vs. Sony Xperia XA Ultra

The $99 ZTE Zmax Pro versus the $329 (or $369) Sony Xperia XA Ultra. Fight! This is an interesting — although slow and with YouTube image stabilization that makes it a bit trippy — video that has helped me to … Continue reading

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Nano-Fondle: Sony Xperia XA Ultra

I’m not surprised that I didn’t even know this phone existed. Sony has confused the hell out of me recently with its moves in phones. So I was very surprised to run across a new Xperia phone with a six-inch … Continue reading

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The China Mirage, Part Two

How Xiaomi lost $40bn: Where it all went wrong for the ‘Apple of the East’ Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE. The American market won’t make room for more. Just ask established Asus how hard it’s been to get shelf space! My own … Continue reading

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ZTE Zmax Pro Can Do Tilty VR

That is impressive. I have access to a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and it can’t do that! The ZTE Zmax is just US$99, exclusive to Metro PCS. Video after the break.

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Alcatel Idol 4s: Not Worth The Price — Or For VR

Even a free VR headset can’t make Alcatel’s $400 Idol 4S a good deal The headset isn’t even Daydream certified, which means you won’t be able to access the high-quality content Google is creating with developers in the upcoming Android … Continue reading

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Current VR Thinking: I Might Wait

Well, I was waiting for the Alcatel Idol 4s to be my entry point into VR. Then ZTE came along with the Axon 7 and offered a lot more for about the same price. But now ZTE itself has made … Continue reading

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