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به نقل از خبرگزاریها در مورد weekly poll do you think gaming phones have a future : with android one phones picking up speed, we asked you if you thought that this line of google-backed smartphones could take the place of the discontinued nexus line. the likes of xiaomi mi a1 and motorola moto x4 won the vote, though barely. a major concern was that these two are still running nougat while the pixels and supported nexus phones are already on oreo. people also wished for some higher-end specs - the nexus were flagship phones, after all. we're not sure if we'll see that, instead phones like the new nokias and oneplus will be delivering pure android and premium... android one's initial lineup was pretty obscure - low-end phones from brands you haven't heard of. but a couple of recent phones are filling the gap left by the discontinued nexus line, namely affordable but capable phones with software controlled by google. we just finished reviewing the xiaomi mi a1 and we e away impressed. for around €250 give or take you can have a 5.5" 1080p screen, dual 12mp era and long battery life (s625 chipset + 3,080mah battery, 80h endurance). you can get a similar redmi phone with miui for a bit less but xiaomi's software is a "love it or hate it"... our readers want to live cutting edge in tech - one in three voted in favor of a nced touchscreens that are pressure sensitive and hide fingerprint readers beneath them. basically, the final evolution of the capacitive key. hardware keys still have their fans, one in four voters. looking through the comments, we find that many of you love sony's solution of combining the fingerprint reader with the power key and mounting the combo on the side. however, a slightly more popular option proved to be wider than 16:9 screens, which leave room for on-screen keys while still leaving plenty of... a new flagship comes out every 6 months - makers try to play it as two separate cl es, e.g. galaxy s and note; lg g and lg v, but the fact remains that every flagship is surp ed in half a year. but do you actually buy a new phone every few months? some people do (including some at our office), but most people wait at least a year. if you buy phones on contract, though, chances are you wait two years before upgrading. unless you use one of the fast upgrade programs, typically 18-month long (think at&t next, verizon edge, etc.). those, however, require you to turn in your old device -... the mobile world congress 2017 is officially over. after a few busy days, we have many new smartphones on our hands and we've already shared our first impressions of them. you can check out our overview of mwc 2017 for the highlights. now it's time to hear your say - which phones did you like best? to keep things manageable, we have split them into three categories, let's start with the flagships: #qp_main1000188 .qp_btna:hover input {background:rgb(59,160,56)!important} #qp_main1000188[results='0'] .qp_a:hover {background-color:rgb(216,216,216)!important} #qp_main1000188[results='0']... you are the 1%. seriously, 70% of voters in our recent poll either already have android 7.0 nougat or are within weeks of getting it. that's way above average. only 10% have installed a custom rom to get it too. that's fewer people than those who have accepted their fate and use a pre-7.0 version of android, 14%. it's interesting to note that some people complained about the new software. google and phone makers did move things around, which can be annoying if you were used to how things were on marshmallow. then there were a few smug ios users, secure in their update future, and... people want a solid bundle when they buy a new phone - nearly half of voters expect a good quality charger and headphones to come in the box. that is for high-end phones, of course, low-cost handsets can squeak by with a basic package, but expensive phones have to justify their cost. some - a third of voters - go even further, they want to get a additional extras. history shows that a solid bundle is a good way to draw in a crowd. we remember the nokia 5800, which e with a whole sack of goodies, but bundles can be strategic too. samsung paired its galaxy flagships with a gear vr... blackberry took a while to find its footing after touchscreen competition displaced its keyboard-based phones, but if our poll is any indication, the keyone is a return to form - both hardware keyboard and to a desirable status. just over half of voters (53%) expressed interest in buying one! meanwhile, very few (9%) claim that the priv is better. sure, it's a higher-end device, but something about it didn't click with consumers. not so with the keyone, most commenters had a positive attitude towards blackberry's new phone (even despite its relatively high price). just over a third of... some of us are working on an htc 10 evo review and have to deal with the reality having usb-c as the only port. no, not even a 3.5mm headphone jack. but that's not the only issue, we have plenty of microusb cables in the office while our usb-c cables are stolen by gremlins every night. the transition period is difficult, but it should be worth it - usb-c is the way of the future, the one cable to rule them all. and microusb is about to go the way of miniusb, so sooner or later you will be dragged into the c-world, whether you want to or not. have you started the transition yet, do you... the samsung galaxy s8 was deemed a bit pricey but nevertheless many pre-ordered it and it narrowly missed the title best flagship of spring 2017. now here's another question - do you want the smaller s8 or the bigger galaxy s8+? of course those dimensions are relative, the s8 is narrower than the s7, even though it has a "5.8-inch screen". we put that in quotes since the 18.5:9 aspect ratio means the screens of those two phones are not directly comparable by their diagonal. still, the s8 is more compact than the plus model and it costs less too - two good reasons to pick it. however,... nokia is back and yet it remains out of reach - jd.com is taking pre-orders for the nokia 6, but only in china. still, more than 400,000 people have registered interest, whether it's nostalgia or something else, the 6 looks like a bestseller. if the nokia 6 goes international, would you join these hundreds of thousands of people? if you answered "yes," you must not have looked closely at the chipset - snapdragon 430 is slow in every aspect (a shame to waste 4gb of ram and a 16mp era on it). there are another 5-6 other nokia phones incoming this year, perhaps it's best to... sony unveiled three phones at ces and the xperia xa2 and xa2 ultra got a warm reception in last week's poll. there's no clear favorite, the votes for these two are nearly evenly split (the ultra wins by a nose). many appreciated the upgrades that sony brought to the xa line-up, things like 4k video recording and bigger battery. sony's screens are also held in high regard, especially now that the smaller phone made the jump to 1080p resolution. the revamped xperia design didn't go over so well, however, people found it stale and many harped on the bezels. the xperia l2 was mostly... have you ever wondered why tvs have a 16:9 aspect ratio? if you want to know the full story, this video does an excellent job of covering it. but that's trivia now, like it or not, 16:9 screens are the most popular option. though that ratio gets skewed when phones have on-screen ons. true, they do duck out of the way when you're watching a video (or even just viewing a p o), but physical ons never get in the way of on-screen content. and they allowed makers to keep the fingerprint reader on the front (which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who you ask). there's... as we say goodbye to 2017, we're already curious to see what 2018 will bring. it's too early to tell what the big trends in smartphones will be this year but we might have an inkling. for example, most flagships - and even many mid-rangers - have dual eras now. to stand out, new phones will need more - rumors suggest the huawei p20 will have a triple era. or perhaps instead of basic eras, makers will focus more on 3d scanners like apple's truedepth era. huawei announced competing tech, the new exynos 9810 has built-in support for 3d face scanning. it's been a few... they are called "system on a chip" for a reason - mobile phones don't have discrete components but cpu, gpu, isp, etc. are all packed into one. there's not much choice, if you want to go from an at tower pc to a pocketable super gadget. sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. the big.little type processors give you the performance of big cores and the power efficiency of small ones. basically all mobile chipsets use this multi-tiered setup (usually two clusters, but sometimes more). specialized processors have done some great things - google's visual core in the pixel 2 sped up... doesn't everybody love a good pixel war? just a decade ago qvga (320 x 240 pixels) screens were considered high-res and now you can even find 1080p displays on phones under $200. we even saw a 4k screen in the meantime - the xperia z5 premium seemed like a vr fan's dream only sony forgot to deliver a vr headset with it. or was there more to the company's decision of reverting to 1080p for its next-gen flagship? anyway, we aren't here to discuss sony's device strategy, but merely ask your opinion on what is the ideal resolution. is a clear favorite when it comes to energy... voters in our weekly poll showed strong interest in the lg g6, now it's up to lg to turn the hype and early launch into sales. t-mobile already started shipping pre-ordered units and an unlocked us version is on the way. it's already on sale in malaysia and coming soon to canada. europe will have to wait until late april. many commenters were quite happy with the performance of the g6 and so were we. some brought up the fact that the 2017 flagship uses some 2016 components, but lg will not be alone in this while certain components are in short supply (notably the snapdragon 835). some... google's new pixel 2 phones are high in price but low on some essential features. still, if owning a pixel is your goal, our readers believe that the larger pixel 2 xl is the better option by a large margin. sure, it shares in some of the downfalls of the smaller model (like no headphone jack), but the large p-oled screen that is not surrounded by huge bezels gives the xl a leg up on its sibling. and to be fair, the iphone 8 plus and galaxy note8 are not much cheaper. the smaller pixel 2, it got weak support - just as many people voted that they are getting one of the outgoing pixel... the first blackberry got its name thanks to its characteristic keyboard - the keys made it look like a blackberry. that keyboard arran ent, with keys at the bottom, was an ergonomic win and be e a trademark for the company. the blackberry keyone is a return to that legacy, after the company lost its way in the of touchscreen-only phones that washed away its market share. the square grid of the qwerty keyboard doesn't look like the eponymous fruit. however, if you look closely, the keys still have a 3d shape that follows the arc of your thumbs as you move to type at a blinding... the galaxy s7 edge outsold its smaller sibling, the s7. now leaked schematics show us that the next gen phones will have even bigger screen, will we see the galaxy s8 plus outsell the smaller galaxy s8? our preliminary polling says no - if our math is right, the smaller s8 will put an s7 edge-size screen into an s7-size body. and it won 35% of votes, leading the s8 plus (6.3" screen in an s7 edge body). of course, there are other considerations that might swing the results. the current consensus is that the galaxy s8 plus will have a dual era, while the s8 will not. however, the... it was a close race and the outcome was slightly unexpected - the sony xperia xz2 compact beat out its larger sibling by a narrow margin. some think it wears the ambient flow design better. others acknowledge that there's not much choice in the petite flagship market, which makes the compact special. people voting for both sides agree that dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack wasn't the best move by sony. and not everyone loved the new design. price was a surprisingly touchy issue, given that the xz2 compact is one of the most affordable snapdragon 845 phones at the moment. sony... htc has rediscovered itself multiple times now, though never quite returning to its peak days. the htc u11 could be the phone that turns it around - we liked it and you liked it too. in fact, the vote in last week's poll went 70/30 in favor of the new flagship - a merger of htc 10's perfectionism and u ultra's user focused customization. as expected, the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack proved to be a point of contention, but htc does provide an adapter in the box. the xiaomi mi 6 got away with it and this adapter seems to have pleased most htc fans. htc u11's unique features - the... it seems that hmd successfully rekindled the p ion that nokia fans had for the brand - our poll showed a 2 to 1 positive response to the nokia 8. so, it's not unanimous, but not bad for a company that has been on the market for less than a year (the nokia backing sure helped catapult them). the bezels of the 8 were a point of contention and the xperia xz premium and htc u11 got caught in the crossfire. the nokia 6 chipset was brought up also, fans really wanted to see a snapdragon 600 series chip rather than 400. while the response to the new flagship is mostly positive, nokia... huawei knocked it out of the park with the p10 flagship. over 70% of voters in last week's poll saw the potential of its high-scoring leica dual era and powerful kirin chipset. there were some worries about the price, but that's the flagship way. and as mixkhata007 points out, you can wait a couple of months for the price to come down a bit. if you want it now, pre-orders have already started. it is already available in germany and should be shipping in the netherlands. brits will have to wait until march 31. spain should get it a few days earlier. announced just yesterday, the xiaomi black shark has already reached 1 million registrations. the gaming phone will launch soon - midnight today in fact. it seems that really resonated with fans - it's the most affordable way to get a snapdragon 845 chipset, just cny 3,000 ($480/€385). and we suspect that even non-gamers are looking at the 4,000 mah battery with interest. xiaomi's black shark scores 1 million registrations in a day do gaming phones have a future? well, we'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how many of those registrations are converted to sales, but with... when it comes to screens, sunlight legibility is vital, according to our poll. but requirements go beyond utility, a great display needs high pixel density and accurate colors with contrast not far back. the poll also settles the color debate - accurate colors trump punchy colors. we were pleased to see our readers are knowledgeable about things like srgb and dci-p3 - they are increasingly gaining support on mobile (and desktop) so app and web developers should start paying more attention to them. the debate in the comments mentioned lcd vs. oled, but also talked at length about (hdr... let's just say that the sony xperia xzs did not ignite people's imaginations. in last week's poll, twice as many voters are waiting for the xperia xz premium than those planning to get the xzs. worse still, the most popular option proved to be "i'm looking at other brands." did sony do enough? the upgrades over the xz are small and 12% of voters are "fine with the old one" (compare that with 15% voting for "upgrade"). to be fair, sony is targeting holdouts with z5 or older flagships, to them the upgrades will be more substantial. but even they will be tempted to wait a few months and... we hear it time and time again and last week's poll confirms it - people prefer stock android. overwhelmingly so, this option got a cool 42% of the vote while the second place - samsung - was way behind with 15%. android gained extensive customization features a while ago - it started with custom launchers, lockscreens and keyboards and ended with native theme support. these days you can tweak stock, non-rooted android quite a bit... unless a manufacturer's skin gets in the way. we have a tie for 3rd place - motorola and xiaomi at 10% (we're even willing to include sony at 9%, it's... maybe qualcomm, apple, samsung and others are right to chase after decreasing nanometers year after year. our poll showed this is the leading sign of a popular system on a chip, garnering 15% of the votes. building a chip on a lower nanometers has compound a ntages - it decreases power use and heat generation, which lets you increase performance without risking overheating or killing the battery. you usually get two of those three as makers adjust the balance to suit a particular market segment. improved cooling proved a surprisingly popular option. even though it's not technically a... the xiaomi mi 6 is a bit of a stealth flagship, at least in the west. that's because the company never really got a foothold in western stores and retailers, but the phone itself is so loaded with features that you may be tempted to import one (it's currently not available in the mi.com international store). the mi 6 joins the dual era party with two 12mp sensors, each behind a different lens - one wide-angle (27mm) and one zoomed-in (52mm). you can check our just-in article to see the difference in focal lengths. the 8mp selfie seems solid too, more on that when we publish the full... we'll be honest, we can't wait to get our hands on the huawei p20 pro ever since we heard that it will have a 40mp image sensor and 5x hybrid zoom. we loved pureview eras and we were bummed out that they never e to an android phone. meanwhile, there's the xiaomi mi mix 2s getting ready to be unveiled on the same day - march 27 (tuesday). it will have a dual era, meaning it has the potential to be the first mix with a good era (let's be honest, the mix wasn't the era flagship in xiaomi's lineup). so, how about we put those two in a ring and let you pick your... the samsung galaxy s8 and galaxy s8+ are official and stores and carriers are already accepting pre-orders. are you one of the early adopters? there are some perks to pre-ordering - you'll get one of the first units available and bundled alongside will be the new gear vr headset with motion controller. still, it may be prudent to wait for the first reviews to come out, the galaxy s8 duo will not ship out until late april so there is plenty of time to think and still grab that free headset. others may want to wait even longer - especially those who think the s8 is too expensive. in a... you're all bummed out that smartphone makers keep making larger phones and devices that can be used with one hand and don't make a bulge in your pokcket are getting few and far between? well, the situation isn't as dire as it may seem and there are still compact phone holdouts. here's a of the ones that we can think of off the top of our heads and we're looking for the one you'd pick as your favorite among those. since the dawn of the smartphones, apple's ethos has been making phones for single-handed use, and even though the company has given in to trends in recent years, the... we're starting to understand why marketing departments love huge numbers they can push. "what's that, samsung and apple? your era shoots only 12mp p os? how quaint!" when you have the only 40mp era on the market like the huawei p20 pro has, the ad basically writes itself. you can take a gander at the era samples we took - both in the native 40mp mode and the 10mp supersampled mode. one is great during the day, the other does its magic at night. what do you think? dxo loves it. we have to say that the hybrid zoom was quite impressive. it's a combo of the 3x telep o lens (8mp... we received schematics for the galaxy s8 duo with dimensions and discovered something amazing - the upcoming s8 will be about as big as the s7 it replaces, but its screen will be as big as that of the s7 edge! similarly, the galaxy s8 plus will have a honking 6.3" screen in a body about the size of the s7 edge. now, the rule for screens is that there's no such thing as "too big," just look at people's reaction to the xiaomi mi mix. as with the mix, slender bezels are key, because there's definitely such a thing as a phone that's too big. with that in mind, we wonder which model will be... you can now pre-order an iphone x - but will you? it's the first-ever iphone with an amoled screen and the first to drop the home on. this also makes it the first to feature a nced facial recognition - via its truedepth era - and the first to shave down the bezels to a point where even most androids will get a little jealous. despite some solid upgrades - like the first mobile [email protected] video capture, first [email protected] too - the iphone 8 and 8 plus felt a little underwhelming. not much has changed, their design barely differ from 2014's iphone 6. with the iphone x apple... it's no secret that the nokia 6 is a fan favorite. we polled our readers and nearly a third of them said they will buy it in a heartbeat if it becomes available in their region. still, this model has one fatal flaw - surprisingly, it's the chipset! we were sure the era would get more votes - nokia was known for its ridiculously good (and sometimes just ridiculous) eras, not so much for its fast chipsets. and yet half of voters said they will wait for a nokia with a better chip. still, many in the comments e to the defense of the snapdragon 430, saying it's fast enough and... the sony xperia xz premium will ship in about a month - at the end of may or the beginning of june. you'll have to part with €750 to get one - a price comparable with other 2017 flagships (but about €100 more than the xzs). and don't forget that you have incentives to pre-order. and you may want to grab the bronze pink color option. well, will you? pre-order, that is. you did vote it the best flagship of sprint 2017 and when we asked you about the xperia xzs, most sony fans said they are holding out for the premium. and why shouldn't they, the xzs only gets you the new era, the xz... the two iphone 8 models are now available for pre-order and the x will go on pre-order late next month. but they cost a lot of money, do you think they are as as apple says they are? the iphone 8 and iphone 8 plus haven't changed that much. sure, they have wide color gamut displays and the eras have been upgraded with 2160p @ 60fps video capture. there's also wireless charging and a new chipset too, but did the iphone 7 ever feel slow? however, if you're coming from the 6s generation or earlier, the new models are a sizeable upgrade. but think about it - once apple gets the... lg tried something novel with the g5 but recent leaks show it's changing course for the lg g6. gone is the removable battery and gone are the bezels (the headphone jack is reportedly safe and sound). the lg g6 is rumored to have an usual 2:1 screen (well, extra wide screens are not that unusual for lg) that will cover more than 90% of the front. lg officially confirmed that the g6 will be waterproof in addition to slimming down the bezels. not officially confirmed yet, but reports suggest it will drop the modular design but will keep the dual eras. renders show the back will be quite... it seems that we've hit a wall when it comes to mobile screen resolutions - not that the technology isn't there, it's the purpose that is missing. sure, vr enthusiasts (15% of voters) are excited for 4k 2160p screens since virtual reality headsets need all the pixels they can get. however, as some of you rightfully pointed out, sony has no interest in mobile vr since it will compete with the playstation vr. samsung has no such qualms and works with oculus (both on the rift and gear vr) and seems to be working on a standalone headset. asus and others are allegedly working on standalone... dual eras are not new - in 2011 there was a short-lived fad with 3d eras. the market quickly snuffed it out. dual eras are back and with greater success. they are now seen almost essential for a flagship! but what does a "dual era" do? lg was the first to resurrect the dual era and gave the second sensor a wide-angle lens. once that setup moved from the selfie era (v10) to the main era, landscape p og hy be e a breeze and videos had that cool "action " look. huawei was next to jump on board (with leica riding s gun). it chose a monochrome era for the... it's a never-ending rat race this, keeping your phone's software up to date. phone manufacturers have become more responsible about providing security updates, but they can still be uncooperative when it comes to bringing you the latest and greatest from android. ios users have it easy - apple supports its gadgets for years, even after they have outlived their useful lives. then again towards the end they slow down to a crawl so it's not all perfect. google unveiled android 7.0 nougat in late august 2016 and the first phone to actually launch with it was the lg v20 in october. nexus... last year, the decision between galaxy s8 and s8+ was solely down to size. this year, however, samsung's flagships have more significant differences and the price difference between the two is larger. so, having been voted top flagships of the mwc as a couple, let's break it down and pick the best individual phone. the size is different, yes. the galaxy s9 has a 5.8" screen, the galaxy s9+ comes with a 6.2" display. both have 18.5:9 tall aspect ratio and no notches. the galaxy s9+ brings the series' first dual era. both 12mp sensors get ois, one lens is wide-angle, the other is... when we asked if the galaxy s8 price was fair, the number was still just a rumor. the actual number proved lower - $720/€800 for the s8 and $840/€900 for the galaxy s8+. still, most votes fell in two categories. the first (a minority) thinks that even €900+ is fair for the best phone on the market, especially since apple and google's top dogs already cost as much. very few people (6%) were bothered by the lack of a dual era. however, the overwhelming majority - 72% - is focused on value for money and there's similar value to be had for less money elsewhere. will they be swayed by the... the sony wm-10 was the smallest casette-playing walkman, the sony hx80 is the smallest era with 30x optical zoom, the sony xperia xz2 compact is the smallest android with snapdragon 845. what can we say, the company loves its petite powerhouses. but is the xperia xz2 the better phone? it has a few things going for it, besides the bigger screen. it has a slightly bigger battery, for one, about 300mah more. plus, only the big one has wireless charging (sony's wireless charger can do the respectable 9w). and while it's not standard, there's a version of the big xz2 with 6gb of ram while... this week motorola unleashed a whopping 6 new models split into two groups - the g6 and the e5 cliques. which one (if any) is your favorite? the moto g6 plus boasts dual pixel autofocus on its dual era and a 5.9" 1080p+ screen. not bad for €300. the moto g6 drops a few features and €50 off the price. the moto g6 play was a pleasant surprise with its 4,000 mah battery and gets a reasonable price of €200. you can check out our hands-on review for more details. then there are the budget-friendly e-series. the moto e5 plus is a champ with 5,000 mah battery and a 6" screen - e-series... sony has updated its flagships piecemeal - the xz added 2160p video capture that the x performance was missing, the xzs improved the era yet again and now the xperia xz1 upgrades the chipset to 2017 standards. did sony cover everything you wished for with this latest iteration of x phone? the obvious thing that it's missing is a bezel-less design that is standard for late 2017. a dual era may be another, but by the sound of it the new pixels will stick to one per side so dual eras are not yet mandatory. still, we haven't forgotten that sony has been the one pushing things... we've tried to make sense of huawei's flagship lineup, though we confess we're still not 100% sure which phone we like better - the "vanilla" mate 10 or the supposedly better mate 10 pro. we're fans of the pricing - huawei's (and leica's) greatest hardware for €700-€800 sounds great when the competition charges €900+. benchmark results are solid if not earth-shattering, the storage situation is good, though a tad confusing. the vanilla mate 10 only comes with 4gb/64gb storage, but there are two good news - there's a microsd slot and the customary €100 memory upgrade actually gets... you, our readers, are a savvy bunch and you like to make informed decisions. that's why most of you have decided to wait out the first reviews of the sony xperia xz premium before you spend your hard-earned cash. the people in the "wait and see" p outnumber the "pre-order" group by 3:1! though it is fairly clear that sony fans have an appreciation for the xz premium, it is strongly preferred over other sonys. about a third of voters are seeking other brands, but half the vote went to sony's flagship - predicated on living up to its lofty promises, of course. looking at the...