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OnePlus One will receive MaxxAudio software in next OTA

OnePlus One will receive MaxxAudio software in next OTA

16 December, 2014 | comments (15)

Although fairly new in the smartphone market OnePlus is already standing out from the crowd with its product - the OnePlus One gaining increasing interest. The Chinese manufacturer seems dedicated to bringing what it sees as a better Android...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Counterclockwise: Nokia X, HTC Butterfly, Nokia 6700 classic Gold

Counterclockwise: Nokia X, HTC Butterfly, Nokia 6700 classic Gold

13 December, 2014 | comments (10)

Another weekend, another Counterclockwise – how else are you going to spend your Saturday and Sunday if not reminiscing about the past of mobile phones. This week the write-up is a little sad, several phones that were the first of their kind were...

Tags: Misc


Oppo Find 7 goes up for pre-order in the UK

Oppo Find 7 goes up for pre-order in the UK

04 December, 2014 | comments (9)

The Oppo Find 7 has amazingly found its way to the UK, more than eight months after its introduction in March. The Find 7 is now up for pre-order at Amazon's UK branch, and it starts at £319. That amount will net you the 16GB version, and both...

Tags: Oppo, Android


New Oppo R8207 unveiled at TENAA, 7a gets Black Friday deals

New Oppo R8207 unveiled at TENAA, 7a gets Black Friday deals

28 November, 2014 | comments (7)

A new smartphone by the Chenese maker Oppo popped up on the website of the China certification authority TENAA. According to the posted specifications the Oppo R8207 will feature a 6.85mm body, a 5 inch TFT screen with a resolution of 720 x 1080...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Oppo 3007 launches at TENAA with 4.7-inch 720p display

Oppo 3007 launches at TENAA with 4.7-inch 720p display

24 November, 2014 | comments (8)

The Oppo 3007 has popped up on Chinese certification authority TENAA revealing a mid-range variant of the Oppo Find 7. The phone is built around a 4.7" IPS display of 720p resolution and packs a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. The camera...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Oppo N3 is official with a 16MP motorized camera

Oppo N3 is official with a 16MP motorized camera

28 October, 2014 | comments (33)

At a special event in Singapore, Oppo announced the N3 cameraphone. The successor to the N1 sports a 16MP motorized camera allowing it to track objects as they move. The sensor is 1/2.3" in size and the pixel size is 1.34micrometer. The camera uses...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Pad getting price cuts

Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Pad getting price cuts

20 October, 2014 | comments (25)

It seems that Xiaomi has reconsidered the prices of its Xiaomi Mi 4 flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi Pad and the Xiaomi TV. Tmall, an online storefront of Xiaomi, has put question marks in the prices of those three, Xiaomi headphones and a battery...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


ColorOS 2.0 is now seeding to Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a

ColorOS 2.0 is now seeding to Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a

18 October, 2014 | comments (21)

Oppo released ColorOS 2.0 for Find 7 and Find 7a. The Android 4.4 KitKat based firmware is now available to install on the Chinese manufacturer’s duo of high-end smartphones. It appeared in beta form for the Oppo Find 5 back in...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Oppo Find 5 and N1 will get Android 4.4 KitKat after all

Oppo Find 5 and N1 will get Android 4.4 KitKat after all

12 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Back in August we got word that Oppo's Find 5 wouldn't ever be officially updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. This info came from the Chinese company itself, though in the meantime it looks like it's changed its mind. That's because today it said that...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Oppo N3 gets a couple of teasers ahead of October launch

Oppo N3 gets a couple of teasers ahead of October launch

11 September, 2014 | comments (9)

Oppo has posted two teasers and while it hasn't clearly specified what they are for, the misplaced 3 on the old phone clearly points to an upcoming Oppo N3 smartphone. The cameraphone will replace the Oppo N1 (the company really dislikes even...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Oppo enters the Australian market with four of its smartphones

Oppo enters the Australian market with four of its smartphones

03 September, 2014 | comments (11)

Oppo has announced that it will be launching its smartphones in the Australian market. The Chinese manufacturer has got good response for its smartphones in other markets and is now poised to enter Australia with four of its best phones. Oppo...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Exynos 5433-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmarked

Exynos 5433-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmarked

20 August, 2014 | comments (93)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is back at AnTuTu and this time there are benchmark scores. The Samsung N910C is powered by a Exynos 5433 (not to be confused with the Exynos 5430 found in the Galaxy Alpha), while the N910S is based on Snapdragon...

Tags: Samsung, iOS, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Alpha benchmarked

Samsung Galaxy Alpha benchmarked

12 August, 2014 | comments (32)

Samsung is expanding its flagship lineup with the newly official Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the rumored Galaxy S5 LTE-A version. Both are powered by the Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset, the one rumored to be at the heart of the Galaxy Note 4 too. The S5...


Oppo teases N1 Mini with a 24MP Ultra HD camera

Oppo teases N1 Mini with a 24MP Ultra HD camera

04 August, 2014 | comments (14)

Oppo N1 Mini has been in our rumor mill for a very long time until Oppo decided to make it official in the end of May. Then we learnt the N1 Mini will be one pricey smartphone at CNY2,699 or $435. Today Oppo has released yet another teaser for...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Xiaomi Mi 4 already listed online ahead of its unveiling

Xiaomi Mi 4 already listed online ahead of its unveiling

16 July, 2014 | comments (33)

The Xiaomi Mi 4 will be announced on July 22, that much has been made clear by the company's teasers so far. But despite those and a few rumors here and there, we still don't know very much about the Mi 4. Now though one online retailer already...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Oppo Find 7 Transformers edition up for grabs in a contest

Oppo Find 7 Transformers edition up for grabs in a contest

27 June, 2014 | comments (22)

Oppo is holding up a giveaway offering you the chance to win one of twenty four Find 7 Transformer Edition smartphones. The campaign is lead by Oppo Vietnam and is available for anyone around the world to participate. All you have to do is follow...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Oppo Find 7a gets a software update, brings voice unlock

Oppo Find 7a gets a software update, brings voice unlock

18 June, 2014 | comments (9)

Oppo is now seeding a firmware update to the Find 7a flagship smartphone. It is available over the air and weighs about 290MB. It will bring your Find 7a to ColorOS 1.2.1i, but the firmware is still based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Some of...


Oppo Find 7 goes on preorder, ships in early July

Oppo Find 7 goes on preorder, ships in early July

17 June, 2014 | comments (23)

Oppo Find 7 pre-orders are now live and you can already reserve you Astro Black or White flavor. The smartphone will set you back $599 if you order it from within the USA or €479 if you are getting it via the EU store. Oppo Find 7 is the...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Alcatel One Touch D820 with QHD screen benchmarked

Alcatel One Touch D820 with QHD screen benchmarked

15 June, 2014 | comments (31)

Guess who's next in line to release a handset with a QHD (2560x1440) touchscreen? You may be surprised to learn that it's Alcatel, and not some bigger name. The smartphone maker that's owned by Chinese company TCL is apparently following in the...

Tags: Android, Alcatel


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini leaks in high-res pics, specs in tow

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini leaks in high-res pics, specs in tow

10 June, 2014 | comments (75)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been in our rumor mill for quite a while, but today we are finally getting to see the real deal. We can got high-res live pictures of the S5 mini plus a comparison shot with its bigger Galaxy S5 sibling. Samsung...

Tags: Samsung, Android