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The best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get


Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in plastic case

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If you’re a demanding user, getting one of the Snapdragon 865 phones that are available is the way to go. Qualcomm’s latest and greatest chipset can handle just about any task you throw at it with ease. It’s usually paired with loads of RAM and a great GPU, so you won’t have any problems with things like playing the latest games and multitasking.

The selection of Snapdragon 865 phones isn’t massive at the moment, but there are still a number of great options available. If you don’t like any of the phones listed in this post and don’t need a new handset urgently, we advise you to wait. There are a lot of upcoming phones with Snapdragon 865 on the horizon including the Galaxy Note 20 and OnePlus 8T, just to name a few. 

Best Snapdragon 865 phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list when new phones with Snapdragon 865 are released.


1. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Snapdragon 865 phone

The Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are all powered by the Snapdragon 865 in the US. However, the phones pack the Exynos 990 chipset under the hood in Europe and other regions. 

Read next: Samsung Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide

All three phones sport 120Hz displays, support wireless charging, and are IP68 rated. You also get an in-display fingerprint scanner and expandable storage with each one. Unfortunately, though, there’s no headphone jack on board.

The S20 Ultra is the most powerful phone in the series, sporting the biggest display, the best cameras, and the largest battery. The S20 Plus is next in line, followed by the regular S20. Although there are differences between them, all of them are flagship phones that will satisfy the demands on hardcore users. You can check out the differences in specs between the three below.


Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 48MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


2. LG V60 ThinQ

LG V60 back against chair

This is the best LG phone you can currently get. In addition to the Snapdragon 865 chipset, the LG V60 also comes with an IP68 rating and a MIL-STD 810G design for improved durability. Thankfully, none of this comes at the expense of the headphone port, which is still offered here.

The LG V60 ThinQ still has a headphone jack.

LG’s flagship features 8K recording, wireless charging, a big battery, and an OLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This 5G device also supports expandable storage and packs a large 5,000mAh battery. Other specs and features worth mentioning include a quad DAC and stereo speakers.

The only major downside in terms of hardware is that the phone lacks a telephoto or periscope camera, using its 64MP primary camera for zoom instead. But it’s easy to forgive when you look at the rest of the features and the relatively affordable price tag. 


LG V60 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 13MP + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


3. Oppo Find X2 Pro

Oppo Find X2 Pro back against orage 1

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The Oppo Find X2 Pro doesn’t turn heads like its predecessor did due to its unique sliding design, but it’s still a beast of a phone. It comes with a great design and packs plenty of 2020 flagship features, including a Snapdragon 865 processor, a QHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, 12GB of RAM, and a 4,260mAh battery with blazing-fast 65W charging.

Read next: The best Android phones you can get

The Find X2 Pro’s camera credentials are impressive too, delivering a new 48MP camera that’s technically superior to other 48MP sensors, an ultra-wide 48MP camera, and a 13MP 5X zoom lens. Just don’t expect 8K video recording like with many other 2020 flagships.

This Snapdragon 865 phone is resistant to water and dust thanks to IP68 rating and can handle two SIM cards at once. It’s a big device, sporting a 6.7-inch display. It wasn’t officially released in the US, but you can get the international model on Amazon.


Oppo Find X2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Cameras: 48MP main, 48MP ultra-wide, and 13MP periscope
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,260mAh
  • Software: Android 10


4. Xiaomi Mi 10 series

Snapdragon 865-powered Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro phone

The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are two of the best Xiaomi phones you can currently get. They are similar in many ways, both featuring a 6.67-inch display with curved edges, the Snapdragon 865 chipset, and as much as 12GB of RAM.

The biggest difference between them is in the camera department, where the Pro model offers more. The phone also supports faster charging (50W vs 30W) but comes with a slightly smaller battery. You can check out these details and more in the specs section below.

You get an in-display fingerprint scanner with both devices, but don’t expect a headphone jack. The devices run Android 10 with Xiaomi’s MIUI skin on top and support reverse wireless charging. They are great phones overall, but keep in mind they are much more expensive than their predecessors.


Xiaomi Mi 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,780mAh
  • Software: Android 10


Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 20, 12, 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10


5. Sony Xperia 1 II

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Sony’s latest flagship packs the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood along with 8GB of RAM. You’ll find three 12MP cameras at the back as well as a ToF sensor that should help with portrait mode images.

Like most other Xperia phones, the weirdly named 1 II has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also comes with a 21:9 display that makes the phone quite lanky. You also get wireless charging, an IP68 rating, and even a headphone jack. All these things combined make it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.

The phone will go up for pre-order on June 1 before hitting the shelves on July 24. It’s a great device overall, although it’s overpriced at $ 1,200. But keep in mind that you get a free pair of Sony’s WF-1000XM3 headphones during the pre-order period.


Sony Xperia 1 II specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


6. OnePlus 8 series

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8

OnePlus’ latest flagship series consists of two phones: the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The Pro model offers more, featuring a bigger display with a higher resolution, an extra camera at the back, a larger battery, and wireless charging, among a few other things.

The two handsets do have a lot of similarities, though. In addition to being powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset, both are also dual-SIM devices, come with as much as 12GB of RAM, and sport an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The phones are more expensive than previous OnePlus devices, but they are still cheaper than rivals such as the Galaxy S20. You can check out the exact prices via the button below.


OnePlus 8 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10


OnePlus 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 48, 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,510mAh
  • Software: Android 10


7. Motorola Edge Plus

Motorola Edge Plus in repose

Motorola made a comeback to the flagship sector of the smartphone world this years with the launch of the Edge Plus. It’s a great phone overall that’s powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset and comes with 12GB of RAM under the hood.

The display is quite large at 6.7 inches and has a 90Hz refresh rate. The edges of the display are curved, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your preference. Other specs and features worth mentioning include four rear cameras, a 5,000mAh battery, and wireless charging.

The biggest drawback of the phone for US consumers is that it’s available exclusively on Verizon. It’s also expensive, although the story is the same with most other flagship phones these days.


Motorola Edge Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 16 and 8MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


8. Poco F2 Pro

The Poco F2 Pro.

The Poco F2 Pro is known as the Redmi K30 Pro in some markets. It’s a high-end phone, although it lacks a few premium features you get with other flagships like wireless charging and IP rating. The good side of this is that the price point is lower.

The battery is said to go from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

This Snapdragon 865 phone sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 4,700mAh battery with 30-watt charging. The company claims you can get the battery from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

The F2 Pro also features a pop-up selfie camera, four rear cameras, and a headphone jack. All these things combined make it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.


Poco F2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10


9. Realme X50 Pro

Realme X50 Pro 5G Display flat lay at angle

The Realme X50 Pro falls into the flagship killer category because it offers a great price-performance ratio. You get the best Snapdragon chipset available, up to 12GB of RAM, and a large Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The battery comes in at 4,200mAh and supports 65-watt charging that gets it from zero to 100 percent in about 45 minutes, according to our testing. The build quality is great, although the design feels a bit dated.

The biggest drawback of the phone is that the cameras aren’t the best. Although they get the job done during daytime, they aren’t that great when it comes to low-light photography.


Realme X50 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.44-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 10


10. Red Magic 5G

RedMagic 5G with the Snapdragon 865 chipset

This is a great device overall, although it’s not for everyone. It’s a gaming phone, which means its design is a bit out there. But that also means that performance is top-notch. In addition to the Snapdragon 865 chipset, you also get a 144Hz display, active cooling, gaming triggers, and more.

The phone also packs stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and up to 16GB of RAM. What’s more, it’s relatively affordable, at least when compared to other similar phones.

However, the Red Magic does have a few drawbacks. The software is far from perfect, and the launcher can’t be changed. The phone also doesn’t support expandable storage and has a mediocre camera system.


Red Magic 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10


These are the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can currently get in our opinion, although they aren’t the only ones. Additionally, there are a lot of upcoming phones with Snapdragon 865 we’re looking forward to from brands like Samsung and OnePlus, among others.


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Unlocked phones: The pains and pleasures


Unlocked phones are gaining ground in the United States, even if locked devices continue to be the norm. An NPD Collected Intelligence report from late 2018 showed there were 38 million unlocked phones in the USA, which accounts to about 15% of the market.

We don’t see growth slowing down, as there are many benefits to owning an unlocked phone. Reasons to stick with carrier-locked phones also exist. Today we are giving you a rundown of the pros and cons that come with buying an unlocked phone. Let’s help you find out what kind of phone you will get next!


What is an unlocked phone?

The best way to explain this is by telling you what a locked phone is. Locked phones have been blocked from working with other networks. Carriers do this to ensure you don’t go giving your business to competitors. Try putting a SIM card from another carrier in a locked phone and you will get a message telling you this action is a no-go.

Carriers lock phones to ensure you don’t go giving your business to competitors.

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On the contrary, an unlocked phone has no network restrictions. You can pop any SIM card into an unlocked phone and get it working with the carrier of your choice (given it’s compatible).

It’s important to note carriers have their reasons for locking devices, which include ensuring customers stay with them through contracts, and avoiding theft/fraud. This is why they offer to unlock devices after your contract has ended, you have paid the smartphone off, or have spent some time using their network.

For more details on unlocked phones and how to tell if you have one (or how to unlock a locked phone), you’ll want to head here.


Unlocked phone advantages

Carrier freedom

Unlocked phone users have no restrictions, contracts, or ties to any company. They can shop around for the best deals and go to any carrier they want. Whether they want T-Mobile deals, Verizon quality, or the lowest prices the market can offer, they are free to come and go from carrier to carrier as they please. There is a catch, though! Your phone needs to be compatible with the network (more on that in the cons section).

How about two networks?!

Huawei Mate 20

Dual-SIM unlocked phones make it possible to use two networks at once. Say you want to use a carrier for calls/texts and another for data. Maybe you travel often and want to have a SIM card from another country. You can do it with a dual-SIM unlocked phone

Not all unlocked phones offer dual-SIM capabilities, but this is a feature you certainly won’t be seeing in locked devices.

No monthly payments

Carriers offer phones on monthly payments, which is very convenient, but makes your bills pricier. Device payments keep you in debt with the carrier and make it harder to leave the network if you ever chose to. It’s always nice to be debt-free and keep your monthly expenses as low as possible.

You can save money!

Make Money Online Wallet

Carriers are businesses and obviously want to earn as much money as possible. Their smartphone prices are not always fair, and they are only ever cheaper if they can hook you into staying with them for a longer period of time. Let’s take the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus as an example.

Carriers will get discount money back from you eventually, and then some.

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As of the time of writing this article, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus costs $ 1,099.99 on Verizon. Meanwhile, you can get the same phone unlocked at Amazon for $ 1,049.99. It’s only $ 50, but that’s your $ 50, and the price difference can often be much more significant. You could save even more if you don’t mind buying a used unlocked phone!

Buying unlocked and outright commonly gets you better prices. Carriers often have deals that drive down their device prices, but they always want you to get these on device payments, or to take on a contract. This only means they will get the money back from you eventually, and then some.

Unlocked phones help avoid over-spending

Samsung Galaxy Fold home screen in hand

See the device above? It’s a Samsung Galaxy Fold and it costs a whopping $ 1980. Any sane (non-rich) person would think twice or three times before forking out nearly two grand for a phone. But $ 66 a month? Many of us can swallow that!

Buying unlocked will not only get you lower prices on devices, it will also help you avoid overspending when not considering the full cost of a phone. These carrier device payments make it easy for us to go buying expensive smartphones we wouldn’t necessarily buy at full price.

Device payment plans make people think it’s ok to spend over $ 1,000 on a super-phone to… check their emails and use social media.

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Very few people take full advantage of what high-end phones have to offer, but you see people using them every day. Device payment plans make people think it’s ok to spend over $ 1,000 on a super-phone to… check their emails and use social media. Maybe if we had to pay our devices outright we would think twice about getting the latest and greatest smartphone the industry has to offer! After all, most people would do just fine without a high-end handset.

Not limited to carrier selection

ATT logo stock image 1

Carriers have a limited selection of devices. They all tend to have the most popular phones, but there are many options out there you might prefer. When buying unlocked you can choose from a plethora of manufacturers all across the world, and there are many amazing phones that have limited or no availability from US carriers. These include the Asus ROG Phone 2, the Huawei P30 Pro, the OnePlus 7T series, and many others.

When buying an unlocked phone you can chose from a plethora of manufacturers all across the world

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No carrier bloatware

American carriers love throwing unnecessary apps on our phones. While some manufacturers are guilty of this too, we don’t need carriers pre-installing even more apps in our smartphones. Most of these are useless and sometimes they can’t be uninstalled.

Most carrier apps are useless and sometimes they can’t be uninstalled.

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Unlocked phones get quicker updates

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Update

Carriers update their own phones. This means your software needs to go through an extra filter before reaching your device. The process goes something like this: Google releases its software updates, the manufacturer optimizes it for its phones and hands it to the carrier, the carrier optimizes it for its phones and network, and then it gets to your device. All these steps could take weeks or months, and that’s if it happens. Unlocked phones skip the last step and get software updates from the manufacturer.


Unlocked phone disadvantages

Unlocked phones get no support from carriers

A T-Mobile employee wearing a black t-shirt with the T-Mobile logo.

This is easily the biggest disadvantage of going with an unlocked phone. Carriers will let you use unlocked phones, but they won’t offer support if anything goes wrong. You will be on your own when your phone starts failing, the network has issues, or you have any technical difficulties. The manufacturer has its support team, but their knowledge is limited to their own products, not carrier network technology.

Does your unlocked phone even work with your carrier?

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We have already established unlocked phone owners need to be more tech-savvy, but it’s for more reasons than support. You need to figure out if your unlocked phone will work with your desired network(s). This can be confusing, as it requires you knowing which radio bands are used by carriers. It’s also imperative that you understand the differences between CDMA and GSM network technologies.

Buying an unlocked phone requires a lot of research! On the other hand, carriers will only sell you phones that work perfectly in their networks.

Carrier warranties and insurances are better

Every new phone gets a warranty from the manufacturer, but we all know how painful the process of claiming it can be. You gotta call customer service, spend hours with them, ship the device, get it fixed or replaced, then they send it back. Dealing with your carrier is much simpler. Most times you can simply show up to your local retail location and get things taken care of. At the very least they can help you through the claim process.

Carriers also offer insurance through selected partners and these can be pretty good deals. You can cover your phone against malfunctions, drops, spills, theft, and even loss. This offers peace of mind many customers like. Unlocked phones can only be insured by third parties and those prices aren’t always as friendly.

Unlocked phones need to be paid in full

Unlocked phones need to be paid in full, unless you are using a credit card. The point is you need to cover the cost of the phone right away, and we all know these gadgets can be expensive. It doesn’t feel good to see your account suddenly drop by over $ 1,000 because of a high-end smartphone. Sometimes even affordable phone prices can hurt.

A monthly payment is easier to swallow than forking out a hundreds or thousands of dollars on a phone.

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Carriers offer devices on monthly payments with 0% interest. Monthly payments are easier to swallow than forking out hundreds or thousands of dollars on a phone in one go.

Carriers have some sweet deals at times

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In the unlocked phone advantages list we mentioned you tend to pay more for carrier devices. We have seen carriers also offer some very sweet deals, though. There is a catch, as the deal will lock you to the carrier and usually requires signing up for certain plans. If you already want to be on that carrier and like their higher-end plans, though, your commitment to them can help you save cash.

Carriers are known to reduce smartphone prices and offer those discounts in the form of monthly credit to your bill. Sometimes they also have BOGO (buy one get one) deals, which means you end up saving 50% if you get two phones.

Carriers have exclusive phones

Moto Razr foldable folded sitting in box speaker

Exclusivity deals are not as common as they used to, but they happen. For example, Verizon has locked a lifetime exclusivity deal for the new foldable Moto Razr. They also are the only American carrier to offer the Palm Phone. This means that you will have to be on Verizon to get these phones in the USA. Importing is an option, but that also brings more complications and hassles.

Other carriers have similar exclusivity deals, but most times they are only exclusive for a limited time. AT&T had the Razer Phone 2, Sprint had the Essential Phone, T-Mobile had the OnePlus 6T, and so on.


Where can I buy unlocked phones?

So you now know what an unlocked phone is and are considering going that route. Now what? The most popular way to buy unlocked phones is online. Popular websites for purchasing unlocked phones Amazon, eBay, and Swappa. Going to a manufacturer’s online store is usually an option too. You can also find them in certain retail stores like Best Buy, Walmart, etc., but their selection isn’t commonly as wide.

If you are interested, we have created a list of the best unlocked phones, which tells you where you can buy them. Hit the link below to see which unlocked phone is best for your needs and budget.


Now that you know all there is to know about unlocked phones, what will you do? Hit the comments and let us know if your next phone will be locked or unlocked.

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New Android phones in Turkey won’t work with Google apps due to legal scuffle


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According to Reuters, a legal scuffle between Google and Turkey is having some unwelcome consequences. According to Google, future Android devices launched in the country will not support Google apps, at least as of right now.

Google sent out a message to its Turkish partners regarding the policy update.

“We’ve informed our business partners that we will not be able to work with them on new Android phones to be released for the Turkish market,” a Google statement said. “Consumers will be able to purchase existing device models and will be able to use their devices and applications normally. Google’s other services will be unaffected.”

Google and Turkey are in the middle of negotiations to resolve the problem.

The problem stems from antitrust issues Turkey raised with Google in 2018. In September of that year, the country penalized Google to the tune of 93 million lira (~$ 17.4 million) for violating competition law with its mobile software sales. Google had six months to address this problem.

Related: DOJ allegedly looking into the Google Fitbit deal over antitrust issues

Google did change its policies related to the financial penalty, but apparently it did not meet all of Turkey’s requirements, which included allowing users to change the default search engine on their handsets.

As punishment for not meeting Turkey’s requirements related to that previously mentioned fine, Google would need to pay a fine equivalent to 0.05% of its per-day revenue in Turkey going forward. This is likely the primary reason why Google is halting any support for new handsets in Turkey.

This antitrust issue between Google and Turkey is nothing new for the company. Over the past few years, Google has faced increased scrutiny from the European Commission related to its competition policies and regulators here in the US are reportedly thinking of pursuing similar litigation.

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Older Pixel phones get Pixel 4 features and third-party launcher gestures


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Google rolled out the latest Android security patch today. As usual, along with the security patch, the update also brought in some new features for Pixel devices, including a much-awaited feature: gesture navigation support on third-party launchers (via 9to5Google).

This means you can now choose from any number of launchers on the Google Play Store and still use Google’s new gesture navigation system. This includes swiping in from either bottom corner of the display to activate Google Assistant.

Curiously, the new feature comes to every device in the Pixel line except for the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The reason those devices don’t have the feature is that, for whatever reason, the update hasn’t rolled out for those two devices as of yet. However, every other Pixel device — including the OG Pixel and Pixel XL — should have gesture navigation support on third-party launchers now.

Related: December 2019 Android security patch is here, final update for OG Pixel included

For now, anyway, Pixel 4 users will be stuck using the Pixel Launcher if they want to use gesture navigation.

Additionally, the new update also brings some Pixel 4-exclusive features to older devices. These include Pixel Themes, clipboard suggestions, and Google’s Live Caption tool.

Finally, if you are using the Pixel Launcher you can now swipe down from anywhere on the home screen to pull down the navigation shade. This will be a welcome update when it lands on the Pixel 4, as users can’t easily drop down the shade since that device has no fingerprint sensor.

We’ll keep you posted as soon as the update lands for Pixel 4 devices. In the meantime, click here to get it on all other Pixels.

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The best refurbished phones: What are they, and where can you get them?


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It’s getting more and more expensive to buy high-end smartphones these days. Unless you wait for special sales and promotions, you can end up paying a ton and it’s not uncommon to even break the $ 1,000 threshold. That’s why many consumers are opting for refurbished phones to save some money.

In this article, we will take a look at what the term refurbished phone actually means, and what different companies have on offer. As you’ll see, refurbished phones are actually quite common. But you need to do a bit more research than you might be used to. You want to make sure you’re actually buying what’s advertised.

What are refurbished phones, anyway?

Refurbished phones come with some stigma. The lower prices implies, to some, that there’s something wrong with the phone. You may also have seen refurbished phones presented as “pre-owned,” “renewed,” or “reconditioned”. You might even see an “open box” phone. These are all interchangeable terms describing the same thing.

Read next: Selling a used phone: do’s and don’ts

All of these terms mean that someone previously purchased the phone, then returned to the maker, wireless carrier, or retailer. Most times there was nothing wrong with refurbished phones even before they were “repaired”; the person may have simply decided that they didn’t want it. In other cases, the refurbished phone did have some kind of hardware problem, like a display that popped out or a cracked case. In that case, the phone was fixed and sold again as a “refurbished” item.

But what does “manufacturer refurbished” mean? The difference with a manufacturer refurbished phone is that the repairs that were needed to get it up to “like new” condition were done directly by the original manufacturer, as opposed to a third party. As you can imagine, this is typically preferred but third-party refurbished phones usually are still a good deal. Just shop carefully.

When it comes to refurbished phones vs new phones , there’s really no other difference beyond the fact it was lightly used before coming into your ownership. A refurbished phone should work just like new. It’s not technically a “new” phone anymore, so the term “refurbished” signals that distinction. The person who bought the phone originally may have never even used it. They may have even left it in its original packaging. That’s why refurbished phones can be such a great deal — they’re basically like new, but you get them at a discount.

Here’s what to keep in mind when shopping for refurbished phones

refubrished phone cameras

If you want to save some money by going the refurbished route, you need to keep some things in mind. In fact, you’ll want to do more research than if you were buying a new device.

  • Check for a warranty – If the refurbished phone you want truly has no issues, the smartphone maker or retailer will include some kind of warranty with the purchase. If it doesn’t come with a warranty, there’s a bigger chance something will be wrong with it out of the box.
  • Try to buy one from the company that originally made the phone – Many times, a phone manufacturer will have some handsets that are perfectly fine. The original owner returned them for some unknown reason. They’ll often try to resell them as refurbished phones on their official website. This is probably the easiest way for you to save some money.
  • Always read the fine print – You should do this anyway with any large purchase, but it’s especially important when you’re buying a refurbished phone. A common red flag is a phone marked “as is”. Reading the fine print might reveal that you can’t return the phone or get a refund if anything isn’t working.

What’s the best place to buy refurbished phones? There are actually plenty of places where you can purchase refurbished phones. They include well-known retailers, wireless carriers, and smartphone makers, along with companies that sell refurbished phones exclusively.

Best refurbished phones stores

Editor’s note: We will update this list with more refurbished phones stores as they are launched.

1. Swappa

This online second-hand shop originally only sold tablets and phones, making it a great place to find quality products. These days, the service has become even better by adding gaming, laptops, and VR to the mix. Basically, it’s sort of like eBay, in that there’s a mix of dedicated businesses and individual private sellers that you can negotiate with to find that perfect deal. The big difference is that the seller sets a price and you can simply pay it, or you can request that they lower the price.

Overall, this is a great and trustworthy place to buy from.

2. Gazelle

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This is one of the best places to buy refurbished phones, or at least the best known. They also buy old phones from consumers and fix them to sell, naturally, at a discount. The company says it doesn’t sell these phones unless they are “fully functional” and have been through a 30-point quality inspection. You can also return any phone you buy on Gazelle within 30 days of purchase and get your money back. It lacks a formal warranty, but Gazelle has a solid reputation for offering high-quality refurbished phones at great discounts.

3. Decluttr

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The folks at Decluttr want you to sell your old phone, and then possibly buy a “new” refurbished phone from them. The store offers a 12-month limited warranty on all the phones they sell. Also, their refurbished phones undergo a 70-point inspection before they go on sale on its site. Of course, you can sell your old phones and Decluttr may even take them if they are broken in some way. 

4. Amazon Refurbished Phones

amazon refurbished phones

It’s not a shock to learn that Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is also a great place to shop for refurbished phones. Like Gazelle, Amazon buys old phones from consumers, offering Amazon gift cards as payment. It then resells the older phones after testing them and making them both work and look like new. They also come with at least a 90-day supplier warranty.

5. Best Buy

Best Buy logo

Best Buy joins Gazelle and Amazon by offering a trade-in program for consumers to turn in older phones in exchange for Best Buy gift cards. The retailer also sells refurbished phones on its website, along with what it calls “pre-owned” phones. If a phone on Best Buy has that label, it means it is “fully functional with some cosmetic blemishes” and comes with a non-original package with a charger and a data cable, along with a 90-day warranty. A refurbished phone at Best Buy has been “repaired and restored to a like-new state” and also comes with its accessories, along with a warranty.

6-8 Sprint, AT&T and Verizon

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A number of U.S. wireless carriers (including AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint) sell some refurbished phones, although their selection tends to be pretty small compared to Gazelle, Amazon and Best Buy. However, they are all certified to work like new phones, even if some of them might have some cosmetic blemishes. These won’t affect their functionality.

9. eBay

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If you are willing to do a little more research, and also more willing to take a risk on merchants that you may not be familiar with, eBay is a great place to check out a ton of refurbished phones. Again, our rules for buying such phones really matter when you dive into the murky waters of eBay. Make sure the phone you are buying has some kind of warranty, and be sure to check out any fine print before spending your hard-earned cash.

10. Samsung

If you are a Samsung phone fan, you might be pleased to know that the company actively sells refurbished Galaxy phones on its website. At a significant discount too. The good news is that Samsung’s technicians have fixed these older phones. And the company offers a one-year warranty, new headphones, and a charger. The bad news is that these refurbished phones are older than the company’s current phones.

So should you consider refurbished vs new? The answer comes down to how you feel about using something that isn’t technically new. As you can see, there are tons of options out there if you want to save yourself some money. You’ll have to do more research to make sure you get a refurbished phone that’s up to your standards. But that may be a small price to pay for the cash you’ll save in the long run.

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The best waterproof phones you can buy (November 2019)


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 camera module closeup

Smartphones that can handle being dropped in a bucket of water or getting caught in the rain aren’t as rare as they used to be. More and more smartphone manufacturers are launching waterproof phones with IP67 and IP68 ratings, which shouldn’t be rendered useless if they get submerged in water by accident. While technically no phone is completely waterproof, a lot of them will survive a dip in a pool for as long as 30 minutes. Here are the best ones.

Best waterproof phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best waterproof phones regularly as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

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The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are IP68 rated for protection against water and dust. But they’re more than just water-resistant devices, as you’re also getting a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 processor, an S Pen stylus, and a triple-camera setup at the very least (the Note 10 Plus gets a ToF camera too).

As for other major differences between the two phones, the Note 10 Plus has a larger, sharper screen (6.8-inch QHD+ versus the Note 10’s 6.3-inch FHD+ panel), a bigger battery (4,300mAh versus 3,500mAh), and an optional 512GB variant.

There are a couple of disappointing omissions here, though. The Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t have a microSD card slot, while both devices lack a headphone jack. If these two features are deal-breakers for you, one of the Galaxy S10 phones (they’re on this list too, just wait) should be more up your alley.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 16, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 16, 12, 12MP, and ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro - a water resistant phone

The Huawei P30 Pro sports a large 6.47-inch display with curved edges, the Kirin 980 chipset, and as much as 8GB of RAM. It’s IP68 certified, meaning it can survive in up to 1.5 meters (~five feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.

It’s the cameras that make the P30 Pro truly stand out.

The phone impresses in the photography department — its four rear cameras take fantastic shots, even in super low-light conditions thanks to Huawei’s Night Mode. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, has a gorgeous design, and supports wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging.

The battery is worth a mention as well, coming in at a massive 4,200mAh. Our very own David Imel got between 9-10 hours of screen-on time during his testing, which is well above average. All these things combined make the P30 Pro one of the best waterproof phones you can currently get. And since it was released before the Huawei ban debacle, future software updates are expected to be unaffected.


Huawei P30 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 40, 20, 8MP, and ToF
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 Plus - waterproof phones

The Galaxy S10 Plus, S10, and S10e are all IP68 rated for protection against water and dust. They all also feature wireless charging, have a headphone jack, and sport a punch-hole display for a modern look.

The Galaxy S10 Plus offers the most of the three phones. It has the largest display, the biggest battery, and two front-facing cameras instead of one. Most of its other specs and features, including the in-display fingerprint scanner and the triple-camera setup, are the same as those of the regular Galaxy S10.

The Galaxy S10e offers the least when it comes to specs and features, but it’s still a suitable phone for power users. It has the smallest display, sports two rear cameras, and comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It’s powered by the same chipset as its two larger brothers.


Samsung Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. Sony Xperia 1 and 5

Sony Xperia 1 with an IP68 rating

The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are very similar phones. The latter is the more recent of the two and comes with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display, 6GB of RAM, and three 12MP cameras at the back. It’s IP68 rated for protection against water and dust and supports expandable storage. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on board.

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The Sony Xperia 1 sports a larger display at 6.5 inches that offers 4K resolution. Due to its bigger footprint, it also has a slightly larger battery (3,330mAh vs. 3,140mAh). The rest of the specs, including the chipset and cameras, are exactly the same as those of the Xperia 5.

Both phones are available in the US and are quite expensive, with the Xperia 1 costing more than its smaller brother.


Sony Xperia 1 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,330mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Sony Xperia 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,140mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL waterproof phones

A combination of high-end specs, a great software experience, and fantastic cameras is what puts the Pixel 4 and 4 XL among the best waterproof phones on the market today. Both are IP68 rated, meaning they’ll survive in up to 1.5 meters (~five feet) of water for as long as 30 minutes.

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are among the best phones for photography. They can capture fantastic images, even in low-light conditions thanks to Google’s Night Sight technology. They even have an Astro mode that lets you take awesome images of the stars. And as they run stock Android, they will be among the first to get updated to the latest version of the OS.

The phones are similar in terms of specs, both featuring the same chipset, cameras, and memory options. However, the Pixel 4 XL does have a larger display with a higher resolution and a bigger battery. It also costs more — check pricing via the button below.


Google Pixel 4 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Camera: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP + ToF
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10


Google Pixel 4 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Camera: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP and ToF
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10


6. Razer Phone 2

water resistant Razer Phone 2

Unlike the other waterproof phones on this list, the Razer Phone 2 is IP67-rated instead of IP68, allowing it to safely stay in up to one meter (~3.3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes. The device is aimed at gamers, featuring a vapor chamber cooling system and a design that definitely stands out.

The Razer Phone 2 is equipped with two front-facing speakers for a more immersive gaming experience, a large 4,000mAh battery, and a dual-camera setup at the back. There’s only 64GB of storage available, which isn’t much for a gaming phone, but you can expand it for an additional 1TB with a microSD card. The display of the device isn’t the biggest at 5.72 inches, but it does have a 120Hz refresh rate that makes everything look smoother and more fluid.

This isn’t the most recent phone on this list, as it was announced a little more than a year ago. But it’s still worth buying, especially due to its affordable price tag.


Razer Phone 2 specs:

  • Display: 5.72-inch, IPS LCD
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo


7. Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 Pro up front

Like the P30 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is also resistant to water thanks to its IP68 rating. The flagship sports an in-display fingerprint scanner, packs a large 4,200mAh battery, and supports 3D facial recognition.

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You also get wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging, although the latter is painfully slow. There are three cameras at the back that offer a lot of versatility when taking pictures and perform extremely well in low-light situations.

Keep in mind that the phone’s successor — the Mate 30 Pro — has already been announced. It offers more than the Mate 20 Pro when it comes to specs, but we don’t recommend buying one since it doesn’t come with the Play Store or any other Google apps.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 40, 20, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


8. LG G8X ThinQ

LG G8X ThinQ waterproof phone

The last model on our list of the best waterproof phones in the LG G8X ThinQ. It’s IP68-rated, so you won’t have to worry in case you drop it in the pool or get caught in the rain while making a phone call. The phone is a great choice for music lovers, as it sports a headphone jack as well as a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for an improved audio experience.

You can attach a secondary display to the LG G8X.

One of the things that make it stand out is the Dual Screen accessory, which adds a secondary screen to the device. It’s exactly the same as the main display, meaning it measures 6.4 inches and offers Full HD+ resolution. It even has a notch, although it’s just for looks, as it lacks a selfie camera.

Other specs and features of the LG G8X include an in-display fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, and the Snapdragon 855 chipset. The phone also has stereo speakers and a 4,000mAh battery.


LG G8X ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


These are our picks for the best waterproof phones you can get, although there are a lot of other great options out there as well. We’ll be sure to update this post once new models hit the market.

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What are the must-have features for gaming phones? Google has the answer


Google is working on a game device certification program for gaming phones.

We’ve seen loads of so-called gaming phones launched since the Razer Phone revived the category in late 2017. Since then, we’ve seen the Asus ROG Phone series, the Black Shark family, and several other devices.

The “gaming phone” term is rather vague in practice though, as many brands interpret this as packing powerful internals and better cooling. Fortunately, XDA-Developers has uncovered the existence of a Game Device Certification program by Google.

Google documents obtained by the outlet reveal several requirements for a device if a brand wants game device certification for it.

How to qualify?

The first requirement is that the device should offer “predictable performance.” This means no “unexpected throttling, lost CPU cores, or other odd system behaviors” when playing games on the device.

Google is also focusing on GPU performance for the program, saying that devices should offer a “modern, up-to-date GPU and display APIs.” More specifically, the search giant mandates that Vulkan 1.1 should be supported on these devices.

Finally, the documents also address RAM behavior, saying that a certified gaming phone should provide access to RAM in a predictable way. Furthermore, Google says certified phones must allow a minimum of 2.3GB of RAM to be used by a process before it gets killed off.

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We’re glad to see Google reportedly mandate a few requirements for gaming phone certification, although you could argue that this is a low bar. For one, virtually all flagships (aside from Huawei and some Samsung devices) use the Snapdragon 855 chipset, which supports Vulkan 1.1. We’ve even seen this API supported on mid-range silicon.

This just leaves better cooling and RAM management as two challenges for manufacturers, although many existing gaming phones tout improved cooling measures and a ton of RAM.

The Razer Phone 2 display.

It’s also interesting to note that refresh rates and physical inputs don’t seem to be taken into account for gaming phone certification. We’ve seen the likes of the Razer Phone series offering 120Hz refresh rates, which translates into a smoother gaming and system experience. Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Phone family offers ultrasonic triggers that act like shoulder buttons.

In other words, Google’s reported definition of a gaming phone is basically a reasonably powerful device that won’t overheat but packs sensible RAM management. What would you like to see from gaming phones? Let us know in the comments!

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Moto G4 Plus International Giveaway [3 Phones!]


Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every week!

Congratulations to last week’s S7 edge giveaway winner: Supriyanto (Indonesia).

This week we’re giving away a brand new Moto G4 Plus!

The Moto G series has been around for years now, and in that time has established Motorola as the king of affordable yet powerful handsets. Motorola’s latest low-cost beauty is no exception to this rule.

For those unfamiliar, the Moto G4 Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 405 GPU and up to 4GB RAM. There’s also a beautiful 1080p 5.5-inch display, up to 64GB storage, microSD, and a 3000 mAh battery.

Despite being an affordable handset, the Moto G4 Plus has no shortage of extras, including a fast and responsive front-facing fingerprint scanner and support for Turbo charging. Motorola is also on the top of its game when it comes to the camera, delivering an impressive 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front cam.

For more details on the Moto G4 Plus, and its even more affordable little brother, the Moto G4, be sure to check out the following:

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Best Chinese Android phones


In 2015, 7 of the top 10 smartphone manufacturers in the world were Chinese OEMs, and apart from their popularity in China, companies like Lenovo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Huawei, and others have been making in-roads into competitive markets like the US, Europe, and India. We’ve covered these companies and their popular offerings extensively here at Android Authority, and you can check them out in the links below.

However, China is home to a slew of other great smartphone manufacturers as well, that, while quite popular in their home market, aren’t as well-known internationally. That’s certainly not because of the lack of a good product, with devices that offer everything you’d expect from a flagship smartphone, including solid specifications and features, all at a very affordable price point. The phones listed above definitely qualify as some of the best Chinese Android smartphones, but for this roundup, we attempt to showcase some of these lesser-known OEMs and their devices. Let’s take a look!

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Meizu Pro 6

Meizu Pro 6

Meizu may not be as well-known as some of its Chinese counterparts, but the company offers some fantastic smartphones, particularly in the ultra budget-friendly segment. That said, Meizu is making waves with their high-end offerings as well, and only a few months after the release of the Pro 5, comes the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the Meizu Pro 6. The Pro 6 retains the beautiful full metal unibody construction of its predecessor.

It comes with some useful features and hardware, including its own take on Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, called 3D Press, which uses additional force to pull up previews, extra menus, and other hotkey functions. It also comes with a Cirrus Logic CS43L36 audio chip for Hi-Fi audio. The Pro 6 is also the first smartphone to be powered by the deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 processor, and backing it is the Mali-T880MP4 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. Other high-end features include a fingerprint scanner up front, a USB Type-C port (USB 3.1) and mCharge 3.0 fast charging capabilities, and a 21 MP rear camera.

The Meizu Pro 6 is the complete package, with specifications and features to give any current generation flagship a run for its money, but where it has its high-end competition beat is when it comes to price, with the 32 GB model retailing for ¥2,499 (~$ 390) and the 64 GB variant priced at ¥2,799 (~$ 430). Granted, the price will be slightly higher if you’re looking to import the device, but it’ll still be much cheaper the most of its competitors. You can find out more about the Meizu Pro 6 here.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 423 ppi
  • 2.5 GHz deca-core Helio X25 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 21 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,560 mAh battery
  • Flyme OS 5.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 147.7 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm, 160 grams

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Nubia Z9

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Nubia is a subsidiary of ZTE, and has produced a series of fantastic mid-range to high-end smartphones that are definitely worth checking out. The latest flagship offering from the company is the Nubia Z9, which comes with a solid design and build quality. It’s comprised of a metal and glass unibody construction and sports other top of the line specifications and features that make it a deserving competitor to its high-end brethren.

There are actually three variants of the Z9 available. While all three are powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the Classic version comes with 3 GB of RAM, while the Elite and Exclusive iterations feature 4 GB of RAM. The Exclusive edition also comes with a fingerprint scanner, which isn’t available with the other two options. One of the standout features of this device is the display, which comes with a slightly raised 2.5D glass panel on top with curves along the edges that allows for a bezel-less look and feel which is sure to turn heads. Of course, the Full HD display also provides a fantastic viewing experience, with bright, vivid colors, high brightness, and good viewing angles.

The Nubia Z9 is a powerful device with a beautiful design, great display, solid battery life, and other specifications and features that make it among the best smartphones of 2015. On the pricing front, the Z9 is priced quite similarly to its flagship competition, and is one of the more expensive devices on this list, but is certainly worth every penny.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 423 ppi
  • 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM (Classic edition), 4 GB of RAM (Elite and Exclusive editions)
  • 32 GB (Classic edition), 64 GB (Elite and Exclusive editions) of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,900 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 147.4 x 68.3 x 8.9 mm, 192 grams

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Elephone P9000

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Elephone is another Chinese device manufacturer that is gaining a reputation for offering solid, mid-range to high-end smartphones at a fraction of the price when compared to its competitors. The latest smartphone from the company, the P9000, is one such device that strikes the perfect balance between specifications and price, and is definitely a phone worth keeping in mind.

The Elephone P9000 features a design that goes far beyond what its price point would suggest, with its metal frame and nearly bezel-less front. The black version of the device comes with a sand paper-like finish on the back that helps with the grip and handling experience, but can take some getting used to. Continuing with the trend of boasting features beyond its price point, the P9000 is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, backed by the Mali-T860 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back, and a useful addition is an extra button on the side that apart from acting as a way to silence the device easily, works as a hotkey to quickly launch a preset application.

When considering all that the Elephone P9000 has to offer, what proves to be most impressive is the fact that this phone is currently priced at just $ 245, which is significantly cheaper than any smartphone that the Elephone P9000 may call its competition. If network compatibility and other considerations aren’t negative factors, the P9000 is definitely a device worth considering.

Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo

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Lenovo has been making a name for itself with some fantastic mid-range offerings, one of which is the Vibe P1 Turbo. The Vibe P1 Turbo isn’t actually all that different from the Vibe P1, with the Turbo moniker indicating just an additional gig of RAM. All other specifications and features remain the same, and we can only assume Lenovo released two variants to compensate for different markets.

Speaking of specifications, the Vibe P1 Turbo comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which is backed by the Adreno 405 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. The device comes with a fingerprint sensor up front, which is works quite well, but may not be as fast as some other scanners out there. The Vibe P1 Turbo is a mid-range smartphone through and through, but its biggest selling point is its huge 5,000 mAh battery which allows for at least 2 days of battery life comfortably.

The Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo is relatively affordable as well, currently priced at $ 357. So if you are looking for a solid mid-range smartphone with a beautiful design, decent specifications, and great battery life, the Vibe P1 Turbo could be the device for you.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 5,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9 mm, 189 grams

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ZUK Z1

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ZUK is a Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer that is backed by Lenovo, and the companies first effort, the ZUK Z1, is a solid mid-range smartphone that runs Cyanogen. Under the hood, the ZUK Z1 comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, backed by the Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM, which continues to be a reliable processing package, and using it is a smart move on the part of ZUK.

The ZUK Z1 doesn’t pack a whole lot in terms of extras, but does come with a fingerprint scanner up front, which is as fast as accurate as expected. As is the case with other mid-range smartphones from Lenovo, including the Vibe P1 Turbo above, the big selling point of this device is the large 4,100 mAh battery that it packs, that allows for 2 days of battery life quite comfortably with average use. Of course, its other attractive feature is its software package, with the phone running Cyanogen OS 12.1, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The highly-customizable software package is one of the most liked around, and perfectly complements the older processor to allow for a smooth and snappy experience.

The Lenovo ZUK Z1 is currently priced at $ 300, so if you are looking for a reliable smartphone with decent specifications, great software experience, and fantastic battery life, the ZUK Z1 is a good choice.

Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,100 mAh battery
  • Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm, 175 grams

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honor 7

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Huawei has a slew of mid-range and high-end smartphones, and the company continues to expand their portfolio with new devices ever so often. One such series is the honor line, which falls under the “premium but affordable” segment, with one of the best options from the series being the honor 7.

The honor 7 was the first smartphone of the series that made the move to a full metal unibody construction, and the backing comes with a ceramic-like finish that counters the slipperiness that is usually associated with metal phones. Under the hood, the honor 7 packs an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz, and backed by the Mali-T628 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. And with the software optimized for their in-house processing package, you get a smooth and snappy experience overall. There aren’t a lot of extras in terms of hardware, but there is a fingerprint scanner on the back that works very well.

The honor 7 is another solid offering that gets a lot right with its beautiful display, impressive battery life, fantastic fingerprint scanner, good camera, and useful additions like the swipe gestures and the SmartKey button. The device is currently available for around $ 400.

Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 424 ppi
  • 2.2 GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 20 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,100 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, 157 grams

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So, there you have it for this roundup of some of the best Chinese Android smartphones! Of course, there are numerous other Chinese OEMs with great devices out there, and we will be sure to keep this list updated. One thing worth keeping in mind is that if you do consider picking up any of these smartphones, don’t forget to first check about network compatibility, as you may have trouble getting access to 4G LTE networks with these devices depending on your home market. If that isn’t an issue, all of the smartphones listed above are fantastic options from OEMs that have been flying under the radar, and are definitely good choices to make.

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Over 100,000 Galaxy S7 phones sold in Korea in the first two days


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Samsung managed to sell more than 100,000 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones in South Korea during their first two days on the market, according to the first industry data about the two new phones.

A closer look at the figures reveals that the regular Galaxy S7 appears to be the more popular of the two phones in the series, accounting for approximately 60 percent of sales during the two day period. Combined sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge reached around 60,000 units on Friday and 40,000 on Saturday. Samsung was also keen to point out that it considers Saturday a “slow day” for handset sales and so is happy with the initial performance.

While the figure may seem small in the grand scheme of Samsung’s yearly sales figures, these opening sales numbers suggest that the Galaxy S7 range is at least as popular as last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Given Samsung’s declining flagship mobile sales over the past couple of years, a plateau in sales performance is perhaps no bad thing.

However, those hoping that the Galaxy S7 series would substantially lift Samsung’s sales may feel underwhelmed that these new phones haven’t generated a notable boost to consumer interest. Especially as the handsets offer improved camera components, water-resistance, and reintroduced the microSD card.

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Of course, Samsung’s global smartphone sales may look quite different to those of its home nation. We should probably wait for a quarterly report or two before drawing too many conclusions about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s impact on Samsung’s mobile business.

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