The iPhone X is one of the most exciting phones released this decade – but not because it offers anything particularly innovative or new.

It’s exciting because it’s the most radical redesign of an iPhone yet, tying together a number of key trends in the industry and adding in a level of polish that will attract legions of Apple fans to upgrade, and spend another couple of years in the iCycle. Continue Reading...


It’s never fun being the second child, is it? That’s how the iPhone 8 must be feeling after the release of the iPhone X.

The iPhone 8 is basically the iPhone 7S, coming with a slight upgrade to the internals and some improved hardware on the outside to make it the affordable upgrade for those coming from the iPhone 6S – or those who held onto the iPhone 6 as long as they could. Continue Reading...


It’s September, and that means that there is a new Special Event in town.

Specifically, there were three new phones announced today at Apple’s fall event: the high-end iPhone X, which was the star of the show with a new bezel-less design, OLED screen, and 3D face-scanning tech. There’s also the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 (i.e., the Apple Watch Series 2 with LTE), and the Apple TV 4K (a, um, Apple TV with 4K). Oh, and everything is more powerful and faster, too. Continue Reading...







Samsung’s next really, really big thing

OUR EARLY VERDICT

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the biggest phone you may ever consider buying, with a 6.2-inch curved screen – although it doesn’t feel bigger than a Note phone thanks to its nearly bezel-less face. Moreover, the makeover extends to the innards, with a powerful new chipset. The question is, are you willing to pay for these specs and use a giant phone everyday? Continue Reading...