With the FIFA World Cup raising competitive spirits, we decided to run our own championship the Smartphone World Cup. The final pit the Galaxy S9+ versus the OnePlus 6 and it became our most-read news article for Q3 (and heres the result of the match).
The launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 caused a disproportionate amount of excitement for a $140 phone, but that was good news for both Xiaomi and Amazon (which had exclusivity in India).
On the other end of the spectrum, the iPhone rumor roundup and eventual launch were also a defining moment of the July-September quarter. The iPhone XR launch was followed with a detailed exploration if its worth it.
The buzz around foldable phones has been building up all year, but time frames change. Samsungs was supposed to launch this year, but were more likely to see it at the MWC in 2019. Early concept renders looked cool, but ultimately proved inaccurate.
Both the iPhones and especially foldable phones really push the boundaries of price. This gave Xiaomi an opening to launch the Pocophone F1 at just $300. That price is doubly impressive considering the face scanner and S845 chipset with a heat pipe (seen in this teardown). Xiaomi also had a fun as in funny because its true campaign about what you can buy for iPhone kind of money.
Chipset performance is still an important metric and our Snapdragon 710 benchmarks and Galaxy Note9 benchmarks were quite informative.
Here are our Top 25 most-read news articles for Q3, presented in chronological order.
Five flagships and five mid-rangers are fan’s favorites phones for the first half of 2018.
Leaked hands-on image of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 reveals true full-screen design.
We take a closer look at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, as found inside the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.
One of the semi finals was a real nail-biter, but we finally have the two finalists.
The phone runs on Snapdragon 636 and has a dual AI camera on the back.
Yes, it is too early for these two to be making official appearances – the unveiling isn’t until Tuesday next week (July 24).
We round up everything we know so far about Apple’s 2018 iPhones and give you our predictions.
We’re taking a look at how the Note9 performs against the Exynos and Snapdragon versions of the S9+ and Note8.
The images are based on all the previously outed patents covering the Galaxy F (or Galaxy X).
This is the biggest Huawei Mate 20 leak so far.
The price starts at INR20,999 ($300) and reaches INR29,999 ($430) for the 256GB version.
Plus more details about future Google products and some unknown specs.
The Poco appears solidly built with many screws holding it together and it looks surprisingly easy to repair.
The CEO said that they might introduce it during SDC 2018 on November 7-8.
Yes, the biggest Apple handset ever is apparently going to be called iPhone Xs Max.
The much anticipated true Nokia flagship seems closer to launch than ever.
Samsung’s buyback page details four different Nokia 9 models, including single/dual SIM versions.
We sure can’t wait to find out what the 6.1-inch iPhone will be called.
They refine the iPhone X design, bring new storage options and double down on the notch and Face ID.
This is the successor to both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
Possibly the most interesting iPhone to launch this year.
In a jab at Apple, Xiaomi is offering three bundles at the prices of the latest iPhones, and each consists of a phone, laptop, and accessories.
The sale begins tomorrow at 12 noon in India at Amazon and Xiaomi’s stores.
Facebook announced the new interface back in May and were only now seeing signs of an imminent update.
You can have your Galaxy Note9’s and iPhone XS Max’s, I’ll wait the Pixel 3 XL.