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Is there room for yet another Android-powered mid-range smartphone in the 15k price range? China-based smartphone maker Vivo seems to think so. In India, the company has just announced a new model in its now-extended V5 series of handsets. It’s called the Vivo V5s, and it’s a dead ringer for the original Vivo V5, except […]


The term smartphone used to mean something—a phone, usually—with the ability to connect to the Internet and perform office tasks such as opening and editing documents, sending emails, and browsing the web. These days, the word smartphone doesn’t really mean anything specific. Smartphone could mean an iPhone, an Android phone, or for about six of […]


The smartphone industry has been nothing if not a wild rollercoaster ride for the past few years. Old incumbents couldn’t keep up at all with new entrants, and lots of foreign brands have now replaced formerly staple local brands for a number of well-documented reasons. One example of a strong foreign brands gaining a huge […]


After years and years of the smartphone’s evolution, it’s funny how one of the most-requested features is still a good built-in camera. Camera performance is, by far, still one of the easiest metrics to measure new smartphones with. If it has a good rear or front camera, chances are, you can reliably use it day […]


Competition on the mobile data landscape sure is tough, even though there’s only two real competitors in the ring. In an earlier report, we told you about Globe‘s plea to convince more people to get onboard its costly 4G LTE network and leave their old 3G devices behind. Globe also listed a number of handsets […]