If there’s one area we haven’t seen enough innovation and development in, that’s definitely battery life, with the battle being more or less left at Motorola’s discretion. The Razr Maxx and Maxx HD, with their 3,300 mAh batteries, are the clear leaders in the autonomy department, but they still feel like they can be pushed further forward.
Meet the Zophone i5, a $200 clone that could make even Dolly the sheep jealous. The Chinese 4-incher not only Xeroxes iPhone 5’s dimensions, but even sports the same 1,136 x 640 pixels resolution.
Although we don’t have psychic abilities as far as we know of, we were ready to bet that ZTE was going to counter Huawei’s newly unveiled 5-inch Ascend D2 phablet with a super-phone of its own soon. It only took around 24 hours or so for that to happen, so we’re proud to have been proved right and to be able to present to you the ZTE Z5.
Meet the Huawei Ascend D2, a “heavyweight” beast that might not come close to the dimensions of the phony Ascend Mate, but that could easily take on the HTC J Butterfly and Oppo Find 5, the world’s first 1080p phablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Premier has had a busy schedule in the past weeks. After we caught the unofficial Nexus phone successor making a stop at Taiwan’s FCC-like agency (NCC), which hinted its impending arrival, the Premier now stars in a billboard ad alongside the rest of the Galaxy lineup in Guangzhou, China.
Thought you’ll never see the words “quad-core phone” and “budget-friendly” used in the same sentence? Well, think again, because ZTE is getting ready to release a super-snappy and ultra-cheap Android smartphone… in China.
With Samsung ruling everything, it’s started being more difficult than ever to find an Android niche where the Koreans are not among the stars. But when there aren’t any more niches to attack, why not invent a new one?
It’s getting almost impossible to keep track of all of the newly unveiled Android phones powered by the super-snappy quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, but the Xiaomi Phone 2 should stand out of the crowd for two reasons.
There has been a lot of drama surrounding Huawei recently. The problems began with accusations by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee against Huawei and ZTE. According to the committee both companies could potentially be spying for the Chinese government. While there has been no direct proof presented to back the claim, the damage to Huawei and ZTE’s reputation has already been done. In order to help clear the company’s name, Huawei Australia’s John Lord has spoke up saying they are more than willing to give out unrestricted access to their source code and equipment.
Tencent is a company you probably haven’t heard of, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Over 700 million people use their instant messaging client QQ. According to DigiTimes, last week the company launched a service called “WeChat” in Taiwan. What exactly is WeChat? It’s another OTT (over the top) messaging platform, similar to how WhatsApp and Viber work.