Apple wasn’t the only smartphone brand struggling in China this fall

Apple wasn’t joking around when it warned that the Chinese smartphone market gave it grief in the fall. IDC estimated that iPhone shipments fell just shy of 20 percent year-over-year toward the end of 2018, hitting 11.8 million. It’s the third consecutive year of declines, the analyst group said, blaming this year’s drop on a […]

The Morning After: The allure of a $600 smartphone

Good morning! As the Engadget team limbers up for both Samsung’s big Galaxy Unveiled event and the world’s biggest mobile phone show (both later this month, we’ve got two smartphones that balance top-end specs with more wallet-friendly prices. Style in spades, but what about everything else? Review: Honor View 20 smartphone Despite a price tag […]

Many teens resist allure of smartphone ‘catnip’ — but some still struggle

The seemingly irresistible draw of social media scrolls on smartphones can be hard to withstand. But some teens are finding ways to strike a balance. Studies have found slight associations between spending five hours or more online and poorer adolescent well-being in surveys.

This video perfectly demonstrates how much worse even the best smartphone cameras are compared to traditional cameras (GOOG, GOOGL)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone has one of the best cameras on any smartphone. It takes gorgeous photos, just like its iPhone equivalent. But even the Pixel 3 still struggles to keep up with a traditional camera. Google’s new Pixel 3 smartphone is an excellent device in lots of ways.  It’s got sharp […]

Xiaomi’s new gaming smartphone comes with a Joy-Con

We’ve already seen the likes of Razer and ASUS making a push in the gaming smartphone market, but what you probably don’t know is that Xiaomi has also been somewhat involved in this space — just not with its own identity. Dubbed Black Shark, this startup has been leveraging Xiaomi’s investment and smartphone manufacturing know-how, […]

OnePlus rescheduled its upcoming smartphone event because Apple just recently announced its own event on the same day (AAPL)

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson OnePlus rescheduled its OnePlus 6T smartphone announcement event because Apple recently announced it’s hosting an event on the same day.  OnePlus’ launch event is now taking place one day earlier, on October 29, at the same venue as originally planned.  The company says it will cover the costs of travel changes and tickets […]

A new Nintendo patent shows how a smartphone case could turn your phone into a working Game Boy

Nintendo Nintendo filed a US patent for a Game Boy-style phone case in March 2018. The case is designed to turn a smartphone’s touchscreen into a functioning Game Boy with a working control pad and buttons. Nintendo does not currently have any Game Boy software available for Android or iOS devices, but the case design […]