The Razer Phone 2 still has the one-of-a-kind 120Hz display from the original, as well as stereo speakers. But it now has dual Sony cameras at the back – one wide, one telephoto – dust and water resistance, wireless charging, and customizable RGB LEDs on the logo.
Google’s latest smartphones have a new 12MP sensor and new software features for its historically excellent camera system. It also has an AI-powered call screening feature that will answer calls for you. The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL also now have wireless charging.
Run An Empire is an augmented reality game that motivates you to run. It tracks your location and makes areas you run through part of your virtual empire. As you run, you can invade other territories and earn coins to improve your kingdom. Available for both iOS and Android.
Samsung’s latest phablet has a much needed 4,000mAh battery, either 128GB or a crazy 512GB capacity, microSD slot and USB-C port. Like the S9 and S9+, it’s water- and dust-resistant and has a variable aperture camera. Its stylus can also be used as a remote control.
The first phone to offer an upgrade path to 5G, which promises speeds up to 10x faster than LTE. In addition to its upcoming 5G Moto Mod, it packs all-day battery life, dual 12mp depth-sensing cameras, fast charging, and a bright 6″ AMOLED display. Drops 8/16/18 at Verizon.
The S9 and S9+ have a camera that can switch between f/1.5 for low light or f/2.4 for daylight, and can capture 960fps slow-mo video. The S9+ also gets the Note 8’s second wide angle camera. They still have the borderless display, headphone jack and microSD slot.
Justin Fincher’s Skyline is an Android app inspired by the Pixel 2’s live wallpaper. Enter the name of a place or a set of coordinates and it will generate a wallpaper using the location’s terrain. The wallpaper moves slightly when you swipe on the screen or rotate your phone.