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OnePlus 3 Performance over Time, Throttling and Thermals Analysis — OnePlus Claims the Crown

A few days ago we took a quick look at the issues behind the RAM management of the OnePlus 3, a hot topic surrounding the phone’s performance. What’s seemingly not a big topic, nor a hot one, is the phone’s Snapdragon 820 processor’s performance. The conclusion may have been spoiled already, but in preliminary testing for...

OnePlus Launches the OnePlus 3: SD 820, 6GB RAM For $399

After what has been a fun hype train full of leaks, including the ones where newspaper ads came in from the future, we finally have the OnePlus 3, in all of it official glory. Device Name: OnePlus 3 Release Date/Price Available Now, U$D 399 Android Version 6.0.1 (Oxygen OS ROM) Display 5.5 inch 1080p AMOLED (401p ppi) Chipset Snapdragon 820, Quad Core 2x 2.2GHz 2x...

OnePlus 3 6GB RAM Variant Passes Through TENAA

The OnePlus 3 passed through TENAA a couple of days ago, and it just about confirmed all that we knew about the unreleased phone so far. However, a few things were still left unanswered, with one of the major questions being: what happened to the 6GB RAM variant that was rumored to accompany the base...

ASUS Unveils the ZenFone 3 Lineup at Computex 2016

At its Computex 2016 event in Taipei, ASUS has taken the wraps off a whole host of new products, and included amongst these is the new ZenFone 3 lineup, which will form the core of ASUS's smartphone lineup in 2016. All of the 2016 phones so far have Qualcomm as their main SoC provider, a...

ZTE Unveils the latest flagship in the Axon Series — The Axon 7 with SD820 & 6GB RAM

<Beijing, China. 9:00PM CST> ZTE has just announced the newest flagship device in its smartphone lineup - the Axon 7. Designed in collaboration with BMW's DesignWorks, ZTE's Axon 7 promises to bring "high-end smartphone designs and features [that] won’t come at a high-cost." AXON 7 engages its users to form an emotional bond with it. Designworks’ premium and innovative approach...

OnePlus 3 Arrives on TENAA Website in Full Spec and Design Glory

The OnePlus 3 launch is right around the corner, as the device has now made its way over to Chinese certification authority TENAA. This gives us possibly the best look at the finalized product before its official launch. The OnePlus will likely sport a metallic unibody construction, which is reminiscent of the HTC One M-series of devices....

Snapdragon 652 Powered LG G5 Spotted at TENAA

The LG G5 has been praised for bringing the modular approach to flagships. While its modular functionality is very limited at the moment, there's no denying that it has all the right elements to be a competitive flagship. The G4 was good competition to the Samsung Galaxy S6, so the G5 should be able to...

Qualcomm Announces VR SDK for Snapdragon 820

This year there is no doubt that virtual reality is a highlight of the Game Developers Conference -- so much that there is a separate VR track this year. Companies all over the spectrum such as AMD, NVIDIA, Oculus, Samsung and HTC are all planning announcements this week. Qualcomm, not to be left out of the party,...

Galaxy S7 Bootloader Lock Explained: You Might Not Get AOSP After All

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge are some of the most powerful devices you could buy right now. But our regular readers and forum dwellers would know that Samsung devices aren't the supreme best when it comes to development. A lot of the issues with Samsung and development can be traced back to Exynos...

AnTuTu Releases Report on Current Top 10 Smartphone SoC’s

AnTuTu, one of the most popular benchmarking apps, has released their report on the Top 10 Performance Smartphone Chips. This report comes at a time where we are seeing the newest generations of major chips battle it out in top tier flagships as well as down the line. Before starting off, the report notes that the...

S7 Edge Throttling & Thermals: Stress-tests Comparing SD820, 810, 808, A9 & Exynos 7420

Now that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have arrived to consumer hands, we can finally begin exploring the nature of the Snapdragon 820 thanks to our first set of tests. While no amount of single-device testing will reveal the true nature of the 820, we can, at the very least, see how the 820 behaves inside...

Xiaomi Launches the Mi 5 — All You Need to Know

Xiaomi, one of the more controversial OEM's around but someone we still respect for making cheap, affordable and still great hardware, put down its own horse in the flagship race with the launch of the Mi 5 at MWC 2016. Xiaomi's previous flagships have all been value for money devices, promising some top of the line...