Articles about Smartphones
The Chinese equipment maker that has already teamed up with three NBA teams said it will further lift expenditure on promotional activities in the US to gain the public's full awareness.
The spy-proof device was developed as a response to NSA spying revelations
Android 5.0 Lollipop is now running on three percent of all devices accessing the Google Play store, with a further 41 percent running KitKat.
Samsung and HTC each improved this generation of smartphone, but some design decisions may have customers choosing one over the other -- and it may not be the one you think.
After announcing new brand levels, the company provides more details about the first chips that will fall under each category.
BlackBerry has taken the wraps off its new five-inch Leap, an all touch and affordable smartphone for young professionals.
Major lottery sellers have stopped all online business in China, with company stock prices dropping by up to 40 percent, the Chinese media has reported.
Xiaomi's new Yi Sports Camera is equipped with a Sony sensor and can take 1080p video under 40 metres of water -- and is available for only $64.
Cyanogen will soon be expanding its presence on Android handsets with new Alcatel hardware. The specs look pretty compelling, especially at just $299 with no contract or subsidy.
Sony has taken the wraps off its new Xperia M4 mid-range smartphone and a 10.1-inch tablet that's lighter than Apple's iPad Air 2.
Lenovo has kicked off MWC with the launch of two new smartphones, including a device that doesn't seem to know if it's a camera or a phone.
Microsoft has debuted two new mid-tier handsets with a nod towards business users in the form of a free Office 365 subscription.
Cyanogen made a couple of announcements at MWC today. One is a partnership to reach more people with Cyanogen OS and the other focuses on the company's look.
The newest chipset from Audience brings always on capability to phones, wearables, and tablets, with context awareness.
The redesign of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line was about simplification with a hint of design thinking. What can other product designers learn?
ZAGG takes a unique approach to compactness, while providing a keyboard that is still big enough to be useful.
The Galaxy S6 might be a more modern handset, and it might look more like the iPhone, but it's debatable as to whether it's a better design than the Galaxy S5.
Samsung has finally unveiled its long-awaited and much-rumored flagship smartphone. Well, two smartphones to be accurate. Joining the standard Galaxy S6 is the Galaxy S6 Edge that features a dual-curve display.
The redesign of Samsung's Galaxy S6 included the adoption of Google's Material Design approach as well as a hardware overhaul.
HTC made the right move by moving the UltraPixel camera to the front and adding in a more standard camera to the back. Software isn't yet final, but initial results are encouraging.
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.
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.