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Smartphones

HTC U12+

HTC U12+
$799  Buy Link Comment

The HTC U12+ carries over the squeeze gestures from the U11 and adds a convenient double tap gesture that can also be remapped. The phone also has a 6″ 1440×2880 screen, IP68 water- and dust-resistance and a 12MP and a 16MP camera at the back.

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6
$529-$579  Buy Link Comment

In a world where high-end smartphones cost almost $1,000, OnePlus sticks to its guns with a flagship that costs less than $600. It has a 6.28″ 1080p nearly bezel-less screen, water resistance, a Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and more.

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LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ

The LG G7 ThinQ has a 6.1″ 3120 x 1440 IPS display that takes up nearly all of the phone’s front face. It also has two 16MP rear cameras, one with a standard angle and one with a super wide angle. The G7 also has a headphone jack, a microSD slot and a Hi-Fi quad DAC.

iPhone 8/8 Plus (Product) Red

iPhone 8/8 Plus (Product) Red
$699-$799  Buy Link Comment

The new red and black colorway of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are part of Apple’s partnership with (RED), an organization that gathers funds for HIV and AIDS programs in Africa. Part of the proceeds from these smartphones are donated to (RED).

Moment Anamorphic Lens

Moment Anamorphic Lens
$145+  Pledge Link Comment

Moment’s new anamorphic lens for iPhone, Pixel and Galaxy smartphones gives you that widescreen look without the need to crop or add letterboxes. Plus you get those sweet horizontal lens flares. You need to get Moment’s phone case to mount the lens.

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro

Co-developed with Leica, the P20 Pro boasts THREE rear cameras: a 40MP RGB, a 20MP monochrome, and an 8MP RGB sensor with a telephoto lens. It also has a 24MP front-facing camera, a nearly bezel-less 6.1″ AMOLED display, and dust- and water-resistance.

Vivo Apex Concept Phone

Vivo Apex Concept Phone

Vivo’s Apex concept smartphone manages to stretch the screen to nearly the entirety of the front with clever workarounds. The phone’s fingerprint sensor and speaker are both beneath the display, while its front facing camera pops up from the top.

Caterpillar Cat S61 Smartphone

Caterpillar Cat S61 Smartphone

Caterpillar’s Cat S61 is an Android phone that has an air quality sensor, a FLIR infrared temperature sensor and a laser rangefinder for calculating distance and area. It’s dust-, water- and shock-resistant. It runs Android Oreo and has a USB-C port.

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

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.

Razer Project Linda Laptop Concept

Razer Project Linda Laptop Concept

Razer’s Project Linda is a laptop dock for the Razer Phone. It has a 13.3″ 2560×1440 touchscreen, 200GB of storage, a USB-C port, a USB-A port, and a headphone jack. It charges the phone, while the mobile device can act as a second screen or a touchpad.

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T
$499+  Buy Link Comment

The upgraded version of the OnePlus 5 has a larger AMOLED display – 6″ vs. the 5’s 5.5″ – a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an unnervingly fast facial recognition lock, and a second camera geared for low light photography. Drops 11/21/17.

Razer Phone

Razer Phone
$699  Buy Link Comment

Razer’s Android smartphone has a 5.7″ 1440×2560 IPS display with a crazy 120Hz maximum refresh rate, 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot, stereo speakers and a 4,000mAh battery. It doesn’t have a headphone jack, but it does come with a USB-C DAC.

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
$649+  Buy Link Comment

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL have a 12MP f/1.8 rear camera with both optical and electronic image stabilization, an OLED screen – 5″ 1080p on the Pixel 2 and 6″ 1440p on the 2 XL – and will be the first Android phones to have Google Lens, an object recognition feature.

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Android: Google’s Smartphone Offensive

Android: Google’s Smartphone Offensive

There are about 2 billion active Android devices across the entire price spectrum. And that means Google is making bank. Business Casual tracks the origin of the operating system that revolutionized the mobile phone market, with a bit of help from Apple.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Bezel-less phone pioneer Xiaomi stops pushing the boundaries in favor of an actually usable phone. Unlike its gigantic predecessor, the Mi Mix 2 has a more practical 6″ 1080 x 2160 LCD screen, a rounded frame and a good old earpiece. It lost the headphone jack though.

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X
$999  Buy Link Comment

The iPhone “ten” has a nearly bezel-free 5.8″ OLED HDR display, dual 12mp cameras with OIS, Qi wireless charging, Apple’s most powerful mobile CPU, the A11 “Bionic,” and a facial recognition system that replaces TouchID. Pre-order on 10/27/17. Compare models here.

BlackBerry KEYOne Black Edition

BlackBerry KEYOne Black Edition

The definitive version of BlackBerry’s 2017 flagship smartphone doesn’t just have an all-black exterior. Its RAM has been upgraded from 3GB in the standard version to 4GB, and its storage from 32GB to 64GB. The upgrade makes for a snappier and more reliable device.

2017 Joby GorillaPods

2017 Joby GorillaPods

Joby’s revolutionary tripods are getting a couple of upgrades. Coming 10/2017, the new GorillaPods have stronger joints than their predecessors and have a new ballhead that can tilt up to 90º. There will also be separate ballheads for large cameras.

Sony 3D Creator

Sony 3D Creator

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact phones come with a 3D scanning app, which can capture images of faces, heads, food, or other objects along with a 3D depth map, resulting in impressively detailed 3D models which can be used in other apps, or even output to a 3D print.

LG V30 Smartphone

LG V30 Smartphone

LG joins the war against bezels with its latest flagship smartphone. The V30 has a 6″ QHD OLED display that looks a lot like the Galaxy S8’s screen. But it also has 16MP standard and 13MP wide angle rear cameras, a Bang & Olufsen quad DAC, and cinematic video filters.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Both the Galaxy Note 8 and its stylus are water-resistant, and the latter now has text translation and editable off-screen memos. The phone has two 12MP rear cameras that can shoot at the same time for adjustable background blur. Then there’s that immersive 6.3″ AMOLED display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
$850  Buy Link Comment

The heavy duty Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has a shatter-resistant display and a metal frame that protects the phone from shock, vibration and scratches, in addition to being dust- and water-resistant. It also has a larger battery (4,000mAh) compared to the standard S8.

Red Hydrogen Sneak Peek

Red Hydrogen Sneak Peek

Camera maker Red is confident enough to take pre-orders for its mysterious “holographic” Hydrogen smartphone with barely any information about the gadget. Until now. MKBHD got his hands on three Hydrogen prototypes, and he came away impressed.

How to Be More Addicted to Your Phone

How to Be More Addicted to Your Phone

“My mission in this life is to make sure every man, woman, and child has their life enriched by always having a device in their hand.” JP Sears is back with more Ultra Spiritual Life advice, and how you’re not using your phone enough. This battery pack should do the trick.

Deal: Smartphone Camera Lenses

Deal: Smartphone Camera Lenses
$10  Buy Comment

Add macro, wide angle, and fisheye capabilities to almost any smartphone camera with this bargain-priced 3-in-1 lens kit in The Awesomer Shop. The lenses attach and detach easily using strong magnetic rings which adhere around your phone’s camera lens.

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5
$479-$539  Buy Link Comment

The OnePlus 5 doesn’t push any boundaries but stays firmly in its lane: top-notch specs and a highly customizable and near-stock Android OS for hundreds of dollars less than the competition. Available with 6GB RAM/64GB storage or 8GB RAM/128GB storage.

The First Mobile Phone

The First Mobile Phone

It weighed 2.5lb, took 10h to charge and lasted only 30min. a time, but the first cellular phone was a hit, and paved the way for a technological arms race that continues to this day. ColdFusion sums up the origin of cellphones and the man behind our favorite gadget.

Essential Phone

Essential Phone
$699  Buy Link Comment

A stock Android smartphone from Android co-founder Andy Rubin. The Essential Phone has a 5.7″ 2560 x 1312 edge-to-edge display, a titanium and ceramic body, Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, a USB-C port, and magnetic connectors for accessories.

Deal: ExoMount Magnet Air

Deal: ExoMount Magnet Air
$23  Buy Comment

Keep your hands free and your eyes on the road while driving with this versatile universal in-car smartphone mount. It clips onto almost any air vent, holds your phone using magnets, and offers 360° rotation and swivel adjustments. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop.

HTC U11

HTC U11
$649  Buy Link Comment

The main gimmick of HTC’s new flagship Android phone is a squeeze gesture – you can map one action each to a short and a long squeeze of the phone’s sides. Other than that, it’s got all the specs of a modern phone. It also comes with active noise-cancelling earbuds.

DIY Transparent LG G6

DIY Transparent LG G6

JerryRigEverything replicated the transparent glass back mod that he did for the Samsung Galaxy S8, this time on an LG G6. It’s relatively easier to pull off on LG’s flagship phone, but this is still a project that’s best left to the experts.

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