Smartphone news stories
Hands-on review: OPPO Find X5 smartphone
With the release of the new OPPO Find X5 in March, we got the opportunity to explore another one of their premium devices.
Samsung introduces new generation of foldable smartphones
Samsung has unveiled its new range of Galaxy Z smartphones, bringing new developments to the company’s foldable smartphone portfolio.
Xreart Studio - Turning old masterpieces into new ones
Xreart now specialises in transforming pre-loved smartphones, smartwatches and handheld game consoles into artistic conversation starters for your office, studio or man cave.
HMD Global launches G21 smartphone with Vodafone prepaid handset
HMD Global has launched the Nokia G21 G-series smartphone, along with a prepaid handset on the Vodafone network.
IDC reports NZ smartphone market struggled in 2021
According to a new report from IDC, supply issues and lockdowns caused a 3.6% decrease in delivered units of smartphone shipments.
New technology from OPPO extends the life of lithium batteries
OPPO's Battery Health Engine extends the life of lithium batteries for better user experience and environment sustainability.
Children, teens more vulnerable to mobile threats - report
New research by McAfee has found that the increased uptake of mobile devices over laptops has fostered a false sense of security among smartphone-using children and teens.
Apple iPhone 14 the most anticipated phone release of 2022
With more than 1.1 million searches for the yet-to-be-released model in the last 12 months, the iPhone 14 tops the list as the most anticipated phone, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S22. and the Apple iPhone SE 3.
Tablet and Smartphone sales slump in Q4, but see overall yearly growth
Tablets and Smartphone sales saw a decline in Q4 of the last financial year, however they also saw an overall yearly increase.
Smartphone users in emerging markets to benefit from new HERE and Transsion partnership
With the global number of mobile internet users expected to reach five billion by 2025 ( a 25% increase from 2020), emerging markets are consistently looking for ways to meet the demands for network capabilities.
What to consider when implementing smartphones in hospitals
Smartphones are rapidly replacing the myriad of devices on hospital workers’ toolbelts because of the significant advantages they offer in terms of simplicity, functionality, and portability.
Smartphone shipments to grow despite supply chain constraints
Shipments of smartphones will grow 5.3% year over year in 2021, reaching 1.35 billion shipments, according to new forecasts from IDC.
Security flaw identified in smartphone chip used in Android devices
"Left unpatched, a hacker potentially could have exploited the vulnerabilities to listen in on conversations of Android users."
Gartner: Global smartphone market impacted by supply chain disruption
Global smartphone sales to end-users declined 6.8% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, according to new reports from Gartner.
Hands-on review: Nokia X20
Unless you are a device snob, you will be more than happy to own a device that won’t cost the price of a high-spec laptop but will provide you with reliable and future-proofed usage.
Apple unveils iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
Apple has introduced the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the next generation of the tech giant's smartphone.
Smartphone shipments on the rise, thanks to 5G
IDC states that although COVID-19 drastically impacted 2020 shipments, 2021 shipments have managed to display minimal growth compared to 2019 (pre-pandemic) volumes.
Complete connection: the 75-year evolution of the mobile phone
The first mobile phone call was made 75 years ago, in a car. How has technology changed since then and what does the future of communication technology look like?
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G clinches top prize at GLOMO Awards
The phone won in the Best Smartphone category at the ceremony, beating out all other smartphones released in the past year.
Hands-on review: TCL 20 SE smartphone
The TCL 20 SE is a big phone for a small budget. But does it perform?
5G mobile subscriptions predicted to exceed over half a billion by the end of 2021
Ericsson predicts 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed over half a billion by the end of 2021, with an estimated one million new subscriptions every day.
Canalys: Smartphone market remains 'resilient' despite supply chain shortages
Although shipments fell 7% in 2020 due to the pandemic, the market has bounced back with shipments expected to grow 12% in 2021.
5G smartphone market most accelerated mobile technology generation ever
"Now 5G mmWave in smartphones is set to grow extensively in 2021 and beyond, driven by its use in Apple's latest iPhones destined mainly for the company's important U.S. market."
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi 11 5G Dual Sim Smartphone
The Mi 11 is designed for the visual creatives out there who will love its “on the fly” brilliance.