Articles about Smartphones
It's encouraging to see secure browsing and messaging lead in mobile application enterprise growth. The iPhone 6 is preferred over the iPhone 6 Plus, at a rate of about 3 to 1.
British semiconductor and software design company ARM is turning to benchmarking to make its chips faster and more efficient.
Phablets that cost as little as $150 will see the larger form factor become a dominant segment of the smartphone market.
The biggest surprise was that smartphone sales actually fell, which for the hottest market in the world is more of a shocker than a surprise.
No, they won't replace your tablet or laptop, but the iPhone 6 Plus and Android phablets -- with a bit of preparation -- prove to be effective occasional work tools.
Take a look at which devices the handset makers will - and won't - be launching at Mobile World Congress.
Android manufacturers and fans tend to focus on the specs and denigrate devices that don't have the latest and greatest. HTC's upcoming device may have a 1080p display, for the third year in a row.
Apple's iPhone 6 Plus provides enough power to get heavy users through a day, but sometimes when you are on the road you need more capacity. That's where Mophie comes in with the Juice Pack.
In one week all the details of the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be revealed in Spain. T-Mobile gave us the best glimpse so far and the design looks enticing.
NSW Police has deployed 500 Samsung Galaxy smartphones as part of a pilot program to give enforcement squads the chance to perform background checks on vehicles and persons of interest on the go.
LG Electronics is set to unveil four new budget smartphones aimed at the overseas market at MWC next month.
Lollipop arrived on a couple existing devices, Matthew bought a Nokia Lumia 830, and both he and Kevin are looking forward to Mobile World Congress news.
This week in the world of Android saw news of a new site for those who want to fix their own gadgets, an easy way to run Android apps under Windows, and an Android trojan is out that works even when you think you're device is shut down.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge are the best designed Samsung smartphones and the Galaxy Alpha has the same metal edges.
BlackBerry rolls out OS 10.3.1 for existing smartphones; includes Amazon Appstore and BlackBerry Blend
BlackBerry started rolling out its latest software to existing devices like the Z10, Z30, Q10, and more.
The Android phone won't win any awards for performance, but the addition of LTE networking makes the device a strong contender for entry-level bring-your-own-device users.
Take your Android tablet to work with these apps. Track your time, stay on top of what you need to do, and collaborate with colleagues.
Samsung is rolling out its Android Lollipop update for existing Galaxy S5 owners. The update integrates Material Design with Samsung TouchWiz and things look great.
Whether you're working remotely for the day or on an extended business trip, packing the right tools can make you a lot more productive.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a unique form factor and the iPhone 6 Plus has a slippery long metal frame. UAG offers solid protection for both and Matthew has been testing them out.
A mix of compromises and extras makes one of the last Nokia smartphones an intriguing proposition.
WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase hands-on: High quality functional design for the business traveler
WaterField Designs continues to offer well-designed bags for the professional. The soft Bolt Briefcase looks great at meetings, conferences, and in the airport.
The Fitbit Charge is the best daily activity tracker for the masses and Fitbit sets the bar for its powerful ecosystem and reliable tracker lineup.
Sony continues to launch unique mobile designs with a focus on helping you manage your life in any environmental condition.
It's rare to find an Android smartphone with a traditional hardware phone keypad, but Matthew has spent the last few weeks with one designed for the extreme work environment.
iPhones are the most expensive smartphones today and we often see broken screens. It makes sense to pay for some peace of mind and the mPact is a worthy option.
The biggest tech expo of the year is drawing to an end. Here's the very best tech we've seen -- including virtual reality, wearable tech, PCs-on-a-stick, and next-generation chips.
New year + new tech = new (productive) you.
With Apple Pay providing your digital wallet, it is handy to have a phone case to carry your other physical cards around.
Buying tech on a budget? These 15 gadgets are the very best on the market for their price — from speakers to content streamers, coffee machines, and computer peripherals.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
At a Churchill Club event, AllThingsD technology columnist Kara Swisher shows ZDNet some “must have” gift ideas for the holidays, including “lighted finger rats,” a tactile iPad screen, and a classic retro-phone handset designed for your smart phone.
Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, announces the latest version of the company's smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The new phone features an A5 chip, dual-core graphics, a longer battery life, better camera, and both CDMA and GSM.
At a press conference in New York City, Verizon announces Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on its network in early February. A 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99. An extra feature Verizon will offer is the ability to use the phone as a personal Wi-Fi "hot spot." Up to five Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Verizon iPhone at one time.
The OnePlus One is a high-end 5.5-inch smartphone that sells for an affordable price (if you can get hold of one). Although it lacks 800MHz (band 20) LTE support and MicroSD storage expansion, it's still a very impressive and highly recommended handset.
The second-generation two-screen YotaPhone is a much more polished handset than the original, but it lacks storage expansion and is on the expensive side.
The 2014 Moto X is nicely designed and solidly built, has a great 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, performs superbly, and delivers a range of useful Moto 'experiences' on top of an otherwise uncluttered Android OS. Limited internal storage capacity and lack of MicroSD expansion are our main concerns.
The iPhone 6 Plus delivers better battery life than the smaller iPhone 6, along with superb design and solid build quality. If money were no object, we'd choose the 5.5-inch model over its 4.7-inch sibling.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
BlackBerry's Passport is a striking business-focused handset with plenty of plus points, including a 4.5-inch, 1:1 aspect-ratio screen, a clever QWERTY keyboard and superb battery life.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and iOS 8 offer enough new functionality to entice existing iPhone owners to invest in an upgrade, and there's plenty to attract converts to the iPhone ecosystem too.
Sony's 5.3-inch Xperia T3 is a distinctive-looking and well-built large-screen smartphone with no serious failings, although both the screen resolution and internal storage are on the low side.
The LG G3 is an elegant high-end Android smartphone with a superb 5.5-inch screen, a high-quality 13-megapixel main camera, a fast quad-core SoC, intelligent UI skinning and an admirably restrained set of software extras.
The Moto E redefines the functionality to be found at the budget end of the smartphone market.
Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy S5. Software bloat has been pared down and a few useful new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery life is good. Design purists may bemoan the plastic chassis, but the Galaxy S5 is still a worthy successor to last year's model.
Every inch the premium high-end smartphone, the Xperia Z2 delivers excellent performance, screen quality and camera resolution without compromising battery life. However, the abundance of third-party apps may confuse some users, and we noticed that the handset sometimes runs hot.
The HTC One (M8) ticks most of our boxes: design, build and performance are all excellent, there's no app overload, and HTC Sense is improving with every iteration. Battery life could be better and some of the camera tools may seem unnecessary, but overall it's a winner.
This affordable smartphone includes a Simple Android Interface, but it's only skin-deep, and to access it you need to be able to navigate the standard UI.
There's more to this phablet than its curved chassis, although the moderate screen resolution and lack of storage expansion are disappointing. On the plus side, battery life is good and LG's Android tweaks are largely successful. Overall though, the G Flex is simply way too expensive.