Andy Rubin has shown off the first smartphone from Essential. It should come as no surprise that the Essential PH-1 is a top of the range phone with a dazzling edge to edge display, a titanium body and specs that rival the flagships of Samsung and other top brands.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Octa-core)
- RAM : 4GB
- Storage: 123GB
- Battery: 3040mAh
- Screen: 5.71 UHD (3840×1920)
- Rear Camera: 13MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps
- Front Camera: 8MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps
The PH-1 is ready to pre-order in the us for $699, or $749 with a bundled 360-degree camera.
Andy Rubin, the creator of android has teased his new phone. The tease came through a tweet that showed a glimpse of what’s to come. The phone looks to have an edge to edge display, with Andy showing off just a corner. We are expecting many more tease before it’s mid-2017 release and hope the specs can match those of Samsung and OnePlus.
The device will be Andy’s flagship phone under his company, Essential. Essential target the smartphone and tablet market and will be looking to get their name out there with this product.
Google have released their first ever phones; the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This is Google’s first attempt and they have pretty much nailed it. They have killed off the famous Nexus line, and what they have now is already looking much much better. here’s a quick overview of Goog;e’s new devices
- 5 inch full HD AMOLED display
- 32/128GB storage
- 4GB RAM
- Snapdragon 821 processor
- 12.3MP rear camera (dual-LED)
- 8MP front camera
- 2770 mAh battery
- Gorilla Glass 4
The Google Pixel XL is similar in most aspects but has a beautiful 5.5 inch QuadHD display and a larger 3450 mAh battery to compensate for that.
Both devices come with a smarter, more personal Google Assistant. This is an upgraded Google Now. Assistant is currently only available on the Pixel phones, and is something they are pushing to be a centrepiece of your life. It’s smarter, more useful and a whole lot more fun.
The Pixel is something new for Google and with it’s bright vibrant screen and excellent hardware, I can see why they are looking to rival Apple on their iPhones. It even has the high price range to match!
OnePlus are at it again. The flagship killer is back with the OnePlus 3: by far the best phone this year. Of course I only talk by what’s on paper. The OnePlus 3 boasts hardware like no other.
I recently purchased the OnePlus 2. I have never held a phone like it. A phone so well designed. A phone that has everything. I thought to myself, how can they make this better? Not only did they manage to do so, but this phone will still be the best going into 2017.
OnePlus have boasts 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, Snapdragon 820 processor (dual core 2.15GHz and dual core 1.6GHz), Adreno 530 GPU and a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED display.
The OnePlus 3 packs a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front. The battery is a 3000 mAh that can give you over 60% in 30 minuets thanks to it’s dash charge technology. The body is made from 100% aluminium, giving it a premium feel and the premium finish a phone like this deserves.
The 4th generation of the Moto G is here and it comes in two variations. The moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus.
Both new models have a 5.5 inch 1080p display. On the inside they are similar too, with a Snapdragon 617 processor and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging.
The Plus has some great features including a finger print scanner and a very handsome 16MP rear camera with laser and phade autofocus, compared to the standard G4’s 13MP camera. Both phones have a 5MP front camera. The standard Moto G4 has 2GB RAM and the G4 Plus has an option of 3GB if you choose the 32GB storage.
The Moto G4 will have a starting price of £169, and the G4 Plus starts at £199.
HTC is back with one hell of a phone. In recent years HTC has not been at its best, falling short of its competition. A heavy interface with missing features such as a Quad HD display and a fingerprint scanner has let them down. But this has all been included in the HTC’s new phone.
The HTC 10 has it’s iconic design and full metal body with a chamfered edge giving it a bit of a curve around all sides making it easier to hold in the hands. HTC Sense has lost weight and has reduced bloatware. This makes it a quicker sleeker experience.
The new Quad HD screen gives it a sharp look backed by a powerful quadcore processor and 4GB RAM. Quick charge 3.0 has also been introduced giving it a fast char of 50% in 30 minutes. A big inclusion is the fingerprint scanner at the front. This has been missing in every flagship HTC in the past and something that its successor has had for years
The 10 is something that can finally rival Samsung. I am once again excited by HTC. Samsung is still the king when it comes to phones, but the HTC 10 is not far off and makes one hell of a second best.
- 5.2 inch Quad HD (565PPI) LCD screen
- Snapdragon 820 quadcore processor (Dual-core 2.15 GHz & dual-core 1.6 GHz)
- 4GB RAM
- 32/64GB expandable storage
- 3000mAh battery
- Boomsound dual speakers
- 12MP Ultrapixle rear camera with Laser autofocus
- 5MP front camera
- Fingerprint scanner
One powerhouse. One note!
- 5.7 inch quad HD (2k) AMOLED display (2560×1440)
- 16MP rear camera, 5MP front
- 32GB storage
- 4GB RAM
- Octa-core processor (Exynos 7420, Quade-core 2.1ghz +Quad-core 1.5ghz)
- 4100mAh battery
The phone will come will alternative starage sizes and will not come with the option for expandable storage (micro SD).