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Discussion: What do you think will be the best processor for 2021’s flagship killers?

OnePlus spearheaded its way into the smartphone market by introducing a "flagship killer." Alien to the industry at first, the idea of a specs-heavy smartphone without some of the premium features hit home with many smartphone manufacturers, especially the ones seeking recognition in the premium segments of the market. Over the years, these flagship killers have...

Discussion: Should Samsung still launch a Galaxy Note this year?

Samsung announced the Galaxy S21 series earlier this week, putting all speculations and rumors to an end. With a radical design, improved performance, new camera features, and more, the Galaxy S21 series makes for an interesting package. But if there's one feature that is set to rewrite the fate of Samsung's flagship lineup, it is...

Discussion: What’s more important to you? Access to WhatsApp or your privacy?

We often find ourselves at forks between convenience and privacy. Many times, large internet companies usurp users' choices and force them into sharing their personal data so they can continue using a free service. More often than not, we witness this when an app or service is so engrossingly popular that it almost overshadows any...

Discussion: What are you most looking forward to in 2021?

2020 definitely gave us much more than what we wanted. While it can unanimously be called more bitter than sweet, the tech industry saw major advancements. Last week, we asked you about your favorite smartphone features of 2020 and your favorite smartphone of 2020 and received some exceptional responses. But since we are already in...

Discussion: Would you pay for a charger separately with each new phone?

Apple is undisputedly the biggest trendsetter in the smartphone industry. Despite ridicule from Android fans and brands, these controversial trends by Apple end up materializing and being adopted by these very brands. The latest in the series is the removal of a charger from the box of the iPhone 12 and future phones. Whether you...

Discussion: What was your favorite smartphone of 2020?

2020 has been an unusual year in many ways. The global pandemic threw a wrench in the execution of plans by smartphone brands, especially in countries where a total lockdown on all forms of non-essential economic activity was imposed. However, these barriers were not enough to contain the strong momentum of the smartphone industry that...

Discussion: What was your favorite smartphone feature in 2020?

Over the years, our usage of and dependence on smartphones has increased multifold. Our smartphones are smarter, faster, and more capable than ever, data is cheaper, and we can charge our smartphone batteries much quicker than ever. However, when cabin fever hit most of us in 2020, smartphones became more than just objects of use...

Discussion: Is Samsung intentionally making the Galaxy Note series irrelevant?

Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series are the headliners of its multi-billion-dollar smartphone business. As the world's largest smartphone manufacturer by volume, Samsung has many hats to wear. But these two series have primarily driven smartphone innovation for nearly a decade. However, Samsung has lately diverted its attention towards nurturing its range of foldable...

What do you think of Apple’s new iPhone 12 series?

Today, Apple announced four new iPhones as part of 2020 iPhone 12 series phone lineup: the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The new iPhones mark a big push towards 5G for Apple, and for better or for worse, the rest of the smartphone ecosystem...

The à la carte TV dream died before it ever got off the ground

Cordcutters are people who don't subscribe (literally) to the traditional forms of TV. One of the biggest reasons for "cutting the cord" (ie. canceling your cable subscription) is the bloated channel lineups and inflated costs. Many people look at a long list of channels and see a lot of stuff they'll never watch (but have...

Apple’s iOS 14 finally has widgets and they might be better than Android’s

If there's one feature that encapsulates the difference in philosophies between Apple's iOS and Android, it's widgets. Home screen widgets have been a part of Android since day one, and they can look pretty much however the developer wants. Apple has half-heartedly added minimal widgets to iOS through the Notification Center and "Today View," but...

Android wouldn’t be what it is today without HTC

This week, HTC is back in headlines with the announcement of the HTC Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G. If you read about these devices around the web, you’ll have probably seen a lot of comments like “HTC isn't dead yet?” or “HTC still makes phones?” Besides VR, the company hasn’t been doing much in...