Because the industry is over the hype produced by GoPro, companies from all over the world are popping up with their own action cameras. It’s now at the point where brands big and small are trying to get your attention and convert your interest into dollars. Vikeepro, who is offering their own action camera with a whole bunch of accessories at no extra charge, is among the new brands on the scene. The Vikeepro 4K Sports camera is one of a kind because you’re getting a capable action camera with 4K support and every accessory imaginable for way less than what competitors charge for the device alone.
Like you, we’re interested in seeing whether or not the lesser known brands, like Vikeepro, can really make a competitive product for so cheap.
Hit the break for our review of the Vikeepro 4K Sports Camera.
OnePlus has had a history of creating great products with an Achilles Heel, dating back to their first flagship device a couple years ago. The original OnePlus One was a fantastic phone that was incredibly difficult to actually buy thanks to its invite system. The OnePlus 2 was good, but took steps backwards on many things (looking at you, NFC) and still didn’t ditch the invite system.
We’ve also had the spinoff OnePlus X, which was also pretty great, but lacked decent storage options and LTE bands for AT&T. “It’s good, but…” seems like it should be the motto of the company at this point. Everything might just be different this year.
Hit the break for our review of the OnePlus 3.
The Gear Fit 2 is Samsung’s second take on a wearable fitness tracking device. Their first attempt was a pretty clunky and awkward device, which is probably why you haven’t seen many people walking around with the original Gear Fit from the company.
With those criticisms in mind, Samsung went back to the drawing board to try and bring forward all of the good features of the Gear Fit (namely that large, curved screen on a relatively small and thin band) while cutting out the negatives. That’s a tall order, especially in a market that’s crowded with Fitbit, the Apple Watch, Android Wear, and even Samsung’s own other wearables.
Hit the break for our review of the Samsung Gear Fit 2. Read more
Up until three years ago, the mid-range segment of the mobile industry was an afterthought for most companies and consumers. Motorola, who was owned by Google at the time, changed everything when it introduced the Moto G in November 2013. The company released a phone with a low price that carried a ton of value. It proved to the world that, yes, mid-range devices could be worthy buys for a larger number of people.
Whereas Motorola was slowly enhancing the Moto G every year since 2013, Lenovo is going for broke in one shot. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are unlike anything Motorola put out since its 2013 reboot.
Hit the break for our review of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus.
For many of us, one of the first things we do after purchasing a new smartphone is to buy a case for it to protect it from life’s bumps and knocks. There’s a real variety of cases to choose from ranging from slim, bulky, smart or some combination of the three. When it comes to cases, I’m a bit of a cheap skate, as shown by my using a £2.99 TPU case with my Huawei P9. While it’s done the job with no complaints, I’ve been thinking about moving to something a little more premium with added functionality. Naturally, when Mobile Fun got in touch asking me to review the official Smart View case for the P9 I pretty much snapped their hands off. Read more
This year appears to be the one that Chinese companies achieve mainstream status in western markets. While we were all greatly impressed with Huawei’s collaborative effort with Google in 2015 that produced the Nexus 6P, the launch of the P9 in London back in April was a huge event, with journalists and tech bloggers being flown from all over the globe to provide coverage. Even Superman‘s Henry Cavill was in attendance. It was a big deal for Huawei.
Was it worth all the fuss?
Hit the break for our review of the Huawei P9.
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Lenovo’s first crack at the high-end smartphone market since acquiring Motorola, and they’ll likely be a make-or-break phone for Lenovo’s chance at being a big player in the premium U.S. market.
Both phones are touted as extremely high-end devices with unique modular accessories called Moto Mods, and both phones are exclusive to Verizon for now. It’s odd for an OEM to tackle a tough market by tying themselves to a single carrier right out of the bat, but it’s a strategy that worked for Motorola in the past.
Hit the break for our review of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.it
Strong customer service just isn’t easy to come by these days, but Samsung is trying to change the game by bringing all the help you need to the phone you’re already using. With the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the company relaunched its customer service app with a fresh coat of paint and an array of new features. Samsung+ is an all-in-one app that encourages you to get the most out of your Galaxy device, so it covers everything from customer service with live support to device diagnostics to exclusive deals to workshops. There’s almost nothing that you won’t find on Samsung+.
Sony announced a brand new line of Xperia phones this year, replacing the Xperia Z line that we all shared a love/hate relationship with. Now we have the Xperia X series of devices, which includes the Xperia X and other mid-range devices.
Sony has always struggled to really find their groove in the Android market, which might explain the entire reboot of their phone models. The Xperia Z was bogged down with confusing names (they skipped from the Xperia Z3 to the Z5, depending on what country you’re in) and poor advertising, so an entirely new series of phones might be just what the
doctor marketing department ordered.
Both the HTC One (M8) and One M9 shipped with a special accessory known as the Dot View case, but the company surprised people when that didn’t return for its most recent flagship. It’s actually for the better since the replacement is a lot more useful. When the HTC 10 launched in April, the Ice View case was introduced as the primary accessory. The Ice View case is a window to the phone, providing a quick look at information so you don’t have to press a physical button and swipe through menus for the essentials.
Hit the break for our review of the HTC Ice View case.