The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off our new year and we’ve got a massive list of what we plan to see. We’ll have a huge team on the ground covering all forms of electronics including smartphones, tablets, TVs, IoT, and everything in between. Will we see a foldable Samsung phone? Will we get any surprises like last year’s Vivo Nex in-screen fingerprint reader? We’ll be bringing it all.

Plus, after crunching the data from our Best of Android awards we found six phones that were cheating benchmark scores in the performance category. Turns out some phones we tested really open the floodgates when they detected a benchmark app running. Fortunately, we thought of that and worked with Geekbench to catch them red-handed. And yes, we name names.

Plus, Apple had a really bad quarter which may indicate trouble in the industry at large, we look back on 2018 by the numbers, and look forward with our 2019 tech predictions.

Here are your top stories for the week

10:05 – CES 2019: what to expect

We’ll have close to two dozen team members on the ground at CES. Here’s what we’re expecting to see.


42:35 – Phones we caught cheating benchmarks in 2018

We tested dozens of phones for our Best of Android awards and we found six of them that were less-than-honest. Want to know who?


52:30 – Apple cuts revenue estimates, blames weak iPhone sales, cheap battery replacements

iPhone XS Max in man's hand against a white backdrop.

Apple owns 80 percent of the $800+ smartphone market, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.


Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast

10 tech predictions from the staff of Android Authority

Looking ahead to 2019, we make a few predictions on what we expect to see this last year of the decade.


2018 rewind: by the numbers

We’re breaking down 2018 with some notable digits from the year that was.


Consumer AT&T 5G speedtest is similar to 4G speedtest ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

AT&T is claiming 5G internet speeds. Well, not so fast… literally.


Essential in 2019: A clouded future

Essential has had quite the roller coaster ride for the past two years. Will 2019 be any better? We have reason to believe it might be.


HTC in 2019: Last chance saloon

And speaking of struggling companies in 2019, let’s talk about HTC.


How much faster is the OnePlus 6T McLaren’s Warp Charge 30?

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition shipped with a warp charger, and it turns out it is super fast like its namesake.


Who wants to win a Google Pixel 3 XL?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new Google Pixel 3 XLEnter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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