Setting expectations for flagship smartphones in 2023

Just last week saw the announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 at the company’s tech summit in Hawaii. Qualcomm’s latest chipset packs upgraded specifications and on the TSMC manufacturing process, which, if the 8 Plus Gen 1 is anything to go by, should net some efficiency gains. On top of that, while the … Read more

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the next generation flagship SoC for Android smartphones in 2023

Qualcomm is the biggest chipset manufacturer in the Android world, and following on from last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the company launched the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. This was one of the best mobile chipsets that we have ever tested, though it came with fierce competition from the likes of MediaTek. Now, though, … Read more

Android 13 releases today for Google Pixel smartphones

Today, Google is releasing Android 13 for Google Pixel smartphones, following months of developer previews and beta releases. It’s an update that polishes a lot of the changes that Android 12 brought to the table, while also introducing a ton of small, helpful features across the board that aims to improve privacy, security, and usability. … Read more

Official Android 13 for OnePlus smartphones

OnePlus faced a torrent of backlash for dropping the ball on the software front by merging its software codebase with Oppo’s ColorOS. The subsequent software releases were littered with bugs, and even the stable update — that hit many OnePlus devices including the OnePlus 9 series — felt like an afterthought with many inconsistencies. Soon … Read more

These vivo X80 Pro Features Raise the Bar for Smartphones

It’s a big year for smartphone innovation, and we have seen brands across the board pushing technology to its absolute limits. One of the companies that are truly raising the bar is vivo, with their newest flagship phone, the X80 Pro. This phone once again extends the boundaries of smartphone photography, while delivering a top-tier … Read more