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Sharp S7 Android One phone heads to Japan

Sharp, yeah that brand, is back with another Android One smartphone, the S7. Set to arrive in Japan later this year, the phone is among the first to run Android 10.The Sharp S7 features a 5.5-inch (2160 x 1080) display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.Other specifications worth highlighting include a microSD expansion card slot and 4,000mAh battery. Interestingly enough, Sharp says the S7 will last one week on a full charge.Realistically this is far from accurate as Sharp measures this with just one hour of usage per day and 23 hours on standby. With that said, we’d anticipate somewhere between 1-2 days.Wrapped in metal, the phone is water resistant and rated against dust and shock. In terms of color options, the handset will sell in Silver, Gray, and Peach. Pricing and exact launch timing will be revealed at a later date.As part of the Android One program, the Sharp S7 is expected to receive at least one major software update (two years) and three years of security patches.

Nokia 7.2 arrives in US with 48-megapixel triple camera

Nokia on Wednesday confirmed that its 7.2 smartphone is available for US consumers. Sold unlocked through online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H, the $350 phone boasts a 48-megapixel triple camera with ZEISS Optics.Initially introduced at IFA in earlier September, the Nokia 7.2 runs Android 9 (Pie) and houses a 6.3-inch display at 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution. The PureDisplay tech delivers an incredibly bright image with wide color reproduction. Moreover, the high dynamic color contrast ratio makes for gorgeous, engaging video in HDR quality.Key hardware specifications include a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB RAM. Storage capacity is rather generous at 128GB; a microSD expansion card slot allows for up to 512GB of media, apps, and files.The real draw here is the camera experience as it’s the first Nokia phone to combine a triple camera and PureDisplay. Triple-camera configuration is comprised of a 48, 8 and 5 megapixel sensor and ZEISS Optics.The hardware and software tech inside includes effects like Live Bokeh for portrait pictures with background blur and Night Mode for low-light shots. Around front is a 20-megapixel front-facing camera for high-res selfies.Related HeadlinesWhere can I buy an unlocked phone?The best unlocked phones under $150The best unlocked phones priced $150-$250Like other Nokia phones, the Nokia 7.2 has a dedicated Google Assistant button. What’s more, it’s also an Android One device which means two years of Android upgrades and three years of monthly security updates.You can pre-order the Nokia 7.2 at Amazon for $349 in Charcoal or Cyan Green; it gains a wider release on Best Buy and B&H. The unlocked phone is compatible with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, and their respective prepaid/MVNO brands.

Stick with Android One, Motorola. Your phones are better for it

The Motorola One Zoom is the first Motorola One phone that's not in the Android One program. It's a step in the wrong direction for all parties.

Nokia 7.2 hands-on review: Gunning for Google

HMD's Nokia 7.2 smartphone is gunning to dethrone the Google Pixel 3a as the mid-range smartphone king. It promises fast delivery of Android updates despite its budget price.

Motorola One Action hands-on review

Motorola’s latest phone is called the Motorola One Action, and it wants to end vertical videos once and for all. The unique action camera lets you film in portrait orientation, yet still captures landscape footage.

Nokia 2.2 arrives as $140 unlocked Android One phone for US buyers

Nokia on Tuesday introduced its Nokia 2.2 smartphone, an entry-level Android affair with a premium outward design. It’s the first of the brand’s first 2 series handset to be included in the Android One program.Powered by Android One 9.0 Pie, the Nokia phone is Android Q ready. And, because it’s included in the Android One initiative, it will see two years of OS upgrades plus three years of monthly security updates.The Nokia 2.2 has a 5.71-inch display with a small cutout notch display and comes in Tungsten Black and Steel color options. The 13-megapixel rear camera has advanced low-light capabilities that stitch multiple pictures together with AI to create great detail and less noise.A quad-core MediaTek A22 processor runs the show and is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Rounding things out, the Nokia 2.2 has a dedicated Google Assistant button which can trigger the feature with a quick press. A long-press lets users go deeper with requests or multiple tasks.In an interesting twist, the Nokia 2.2 allows for owners to express themselves with exchangeable Nokia Xpress-on covers. Using the same nano-texture coating technology, these covers can be changed in seconds and come in Pink Sand, Ice Blue and Forest Green.Nokia 2.2 from HMD GlobalAmazon and Best Buy sell the Nokia 2.2 unlocked for $139 on their websites; Best Buy stores will also offer the phone starting in early August.

Nokia 4.2 review

The Nokia 4.2 has good battery life, uncluttered Android One software that delivers fast updates, and a design and build that doesn’t match its $189 price tag. But performance throws the phone under the bus.

Motorola One Vision review

If Motorola’s mission with the One Vision was to make a dependable, capable smartphone at a price that’s affordable, then it’s definitely mission accomplished. Here’s our full review.

The Motorola One Vision is a 21:9 Android One phone with a 48-megapixel camera

Motorola has a new phone, but unlike its Moto G7 series, the Motorola One Vision comes with a promise of two years of Android version updates, and three years of security updates. That's because it's an Android One phone.The post The Motorola One Vision is a 21:9 Android One phone with a 48-megapixel camera appeared first on Digital Trends.

Nokia and Best Buy have an awesome $100 discount on the Pureview 9

The Nokia Pureview 9 is a truly unique device from HMD Global with 5 camera sensors to give you some amazing shots. However, with its original price tag of $699, it may have scared a few folks away. Now, the company is giving you a chance to get this great phone from Best Buy at a $100 discount.That puts the Nokia Pureview 9 at a much more palatable $599. So, for those that haven’t heard, what makes the Pureview 9 so unique? It’s the first smartphone with ZEISS five camera array. The camera takes information from all 5 sensors and then presents a 12MP photo with increased depth of field and dynamic range.Oh, and the Pureview 9 is an Android One phone. These certified units are guaranteed to get 3 years of monthly security updates as well as 2 years of full OS versions. Android One also comes with no UI or OS alterations completing a smooth, clean version of Google’s operating system.The remaining specs are pretty competitive for a current Android flagship:Snapdragon 845 processorQi Wireless ChargingGorilla Glass 5Under screen fingerprint scanner128GB of internal storage with microSD expansionUnlocked GSM compatibilityBest Buy currently has the discount with the single color SKU of midnight blue available for the $100 discount. It’s also worth a mention that the discount goes another $50 further if you activate the Pureview during purchase. This brings the take-it-home price down to $549 for a really good phone from Nokia and HMD Global.We’ve not had hands-on time with the Nokia Pureview 9 yet, but reviews have been mostly positive. Either way, the specs alone say this is a deal worth pondering. Pair that with Android One and all it’s a promise you have a very compelling combination. The offer started this Sunday on May 5th and will end on May 11.Let us know if you find any other great deals on the Pureview 9, or if you take Best Buy up on this current offer in the comments.

Mid-range Nokia 4.2 now available in US for just $189

HMD Global this week announced it has started taking pre-orders for its Nokia 4.2 smartphone. Initially announced at Mobile World Congress back in February, the phone features a 5.71-inch display and dual 13-megapixel cameras on the rear.The Nokia 4.2 is a budget device and carries just a $189 price tag. It features mid-range hardware such as its Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and 3GB RAM. Internal storage is 32GB and the battery is rated at 3,000mAh.The Nokia 4.2 is an Android One device which means it will have at least two years of software updates and three years of bugs and patches. It also means it runs a clean version of Android that’s void of any extra customization and software.Also worth noting, the phone has a dedicated voice assistant button for Google Assistant. Pressing it once wakes the tool while pressing it twice brings up Google’s visual snapshot. A long press has it listening to your voice commands indefinitely in walkie talkie mode.As far as aesthetics go, the Nokia 4.2 does have a somewhat small cutout display, or notch. And, while it does have a little thicker bezel than today’s flagships, it’s fairly reasonable for a phone in this price range.The Nokia 4.2 is available in black and pink and is expected to start shipping on May 15.

Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 210 hands-on review

HMD's Nokia 9 PureView smartphone, which has five camera lenses on the back, may have stolen the show at Mobile World Congress 2019, but the company also announced four other phones -- all of which cost under $200.The post Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 210 hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.

Nokia 3.1 Plus hands-on review

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is HMD Global’s first smartphone to be sold by a U.S. carrier in-store. It’s only available on Cricket Wireless right now, which underlines its focus on affordability. But should you buy a phone so cheap?The post Nokia 3.1 Plus hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.

What is Android One? All your questions answered

Android is a vast and sprawling ecosystem, and no-one would blame you for not having heard of Android One. Here's everything you need to know about Android One, Google's stock Android operating system.The post What is Android One? All your questions answered appeared first on Digital Trends.

Motorola One review: Nice phone, but not the one for me

With so many great mid-range devices, does Motorola's latest do enough to stand out? Read the full Motorola One review

Nokia 7.1 hands-on: Low-cost luxury

At $349, the Nokia 7.1 delivers the goods: HDR10 support, a headphone jack and smart amp, Android One, dual camera,

Nokia 7.1 hands-on review

Nokia is back in the U.S. with yet another unlocked phone, the Nokia 7.1. It has an edge-to-edge design, a screen that supports HDR, good build quality, and promising cameras -- all for $349.The post Nokia 7.1 hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.

Xiaomi Mi A2 hands on: putting power before price

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is the successor to last year's hugely popular Android One device, the Mi A1, but this

Xiaomi Mi A2 hands-on review

Xiaomi has announced its second smartphone with Android One installed, the Mi A2, and we’ve had the chance to try it out. Can a phone that costs a third of the Google Pixel 2 offer a similar software experience? Here’s what it’s like.The post Xiaomi Mi A2 hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.

You’ll want Xiaomi’s Mi A2 for the software, not the iPhone X looks

Xiaomi is prepping a follow-up to its Mi A1 smartphone. The Mi A2 has a distinct design, which we've definitely seen before, but the software is the real draw. Here's everything we know about it so far.The post You’ll want Xiaomi’s Mi A2 for the software, not the iPhone X looks appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Upgrade your WFH setup with this three piece bundle

Things have changed in the US workforce. Even after this pandemic is over and the situation gets back to the old definition of “normal”, things will be different in the work space.A lot of companies and organizations have warmed to the idea of remote working and will likely keep it as a permanent part of doing business. Many people who work from home will probably continue to work from home.While you may have gotten used working remotely, chances are you could do better in the way of proper tools and devices. Getting in front of a camera is one thing, but having the right lighting, camera angles, and perspective is another.Whether you’re looking to connect with your team once a week or present a quarterly slide deck for upper management, you’ll want to invest in the right equipment. The Pictar Home Office Kit is that right equipment.The bundle, just $89.99 in the AG Deals Store, is comprised of three components: a Pictar Wide-Angle Smart Lens, Splat 3N1 Flexible Tripod, and Pictar Smart Light. Together, these three will help eliminate the hassles of clumsy and less than stellar calls.The smart lens doubles the viewing on your mobile device, so you’ll capture more than just a closely cropped image of your head. It connects to an app and allows for precise and easy adjustment; it also has 20 different shooting modes.The tripod has five flexible legs that allow for mounting just about anywhere and everywhere you take your phone. The smart light clips onto your phone or camera to enhance the quality of your video footage.AvailabilityYou can purchase your three-piece Pictar Home-Office Kit from the AG Deals Store for just $89.99 right now. That’s a 35% discount off the normal retail price.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

LG Wing arrives with swiveling two-screen experience

LG on Monday announced its first handset under the “Explorer Project”, the LG Wing. And just as the rumors told us, it features a unique two-screen experience.Currently there are two main ways that phone makers are working with dual displays. There’s the “two phone screens that make a tablet screen” approach and then there’s the “flip phone” design that opens to reveal a full-screen experience. The LG Wing is neither of those.The LG Wing features a 6.8-inch full HD OLED main display that swivels up to reveal a secondary 3.9-inch screen underneath. Resembling a Tetris T-block, it leads to unique use cases.The LG Wing is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. A microSD expansion card slot allows for external media.The rear houses a 64-megapixel main camera, accompanied by a 12-megapixel wide-angle and 13-megapixel wide-angle camera. One is mounting in standard portrait orientation while the other is rotated 90 degrees. A 32-megapixel camera pops out for selfies on the front side of the phone.The hinge mechanism in LG WING has proven to be reliable even after 200,000 swivels – this averages out to about 100 motions every day for five years.Given its unique design, the LG Wing allows for some interesting camera modes. Grip Mode ignores accidental touches while recording video when the phone is opened. Gimbal Motion Camera Mode adds a joystick, lock, and follow controls on the secondary display.The design also allows for watching full-screen video content on the big display while messaging, commenting, and other features are available on the secondary screen.Other prominent features in the LG Wing include a 4,000mAh battery with wireless and Quick Charge 4.0 and an IP54 rating against dust and water.The LG Wing will be offered in Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky when it goes on sale. Pricing and exact availability has yet to be revealed. With that said, Verizon will have first dibs on the unique phone with AT&T, T-Mobile, and others following later.

Snag this award-winning personal air conditioner while it’s on sale

Although it’s the middle of September we still find those occasional days where it gets stupid hot outside. Or worse, really humid. While it might be tempting to crank the AC up in the home or office, you’d be wise to consider the alternative – a costly electric bill.Another option to consider is a personal air conditioner. Indeed, just as there are portable heaters for keeping your room warm, these are here to cool you down.The evaCHILL EV-500, is an ultra-lightweight and energy-efficient personal air conditioner that keeps you cool and leaves money in your wallet. For a limited time, you can pick it up on sale for nearly 20% off.Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, and the cartridge will generous amounts of water. The water disperses itself through the cooling pads while air blows through them. The result is evaporated water with no heat exhausted. The EV-500 can drop the air temperature up to 59º in just 10 minutes.It makes more sense to cool a room than to worry about the whole house, right?EV-500 FeaturesUltra-portable & leakage-proof w/ an integrated handleReaches full cooling power within 5-10 minutesSoft blue LED lights improve the moodSets up w/ just one buttonHumidifies the air creating a comfortable environmentFilters out dust particles to increase the air quality for better breathing & doesn’t create suitable conditions for bacterial growthCan increase your sleep qualityBuy Yours Today!Usually retailing for $99, you can get the EvaChill EV-0500 on sale for $79.99 — a savings of 20%. Take your pick from three colors: white, gray, and pink.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google partners with Lenovo for Meet hardware kits

Google on Tuesday announced new Google Meet videoconferencing hardware as part of a partnership with Lenovo. The new Series One hardware comes in the form of a bundle which are slated for pre-order soon.The entire kit is powered by a Compute System which has a version of Chrome OS designed for Meet. The platform uses AI to provide a smarter and more user-friendly way of conducting meetings. Features include joining meetings using voice, enhanced noise reduction, and participant framing.The Series One hardware is comprised of a 12-megapixel Smart Camera; an alternate 20.3-megapixel Smart Camera XL is offered for larger conference rooms.A Smart Audio Bar houses a 2.5-inch woofer, one-inch tweeter, and eight beam-forming microphones that Google says can process “up to 44 channels simultaneously.” It advises that it can filter out distracting sounds such as typing and snacking.This isn’t Google’s first approach to workplace tech, nor is it the first attempt at hardware for Google Meet. Asus introduced gear for Google Meet back in May.Depending on what version of the Series One hardware you purchase, you’ll may also be able to control meetings via a rechargeable remote control or a 10.1-inch display. Both of support Google Assistant for hands-free meeting controls.Companies interested in adding one of the Series One kits to their conference rooms will soon be pre-order one. Exact timing isn’t known yet, but pricing starts at $2,699 for the Small Room Kit.For the money, you’ll get a Smart Camera, Smart Audio Bar, Compute System, and remote control ($2,699). Alternatively, a $2,999 Medium Room Kit and $3,999 Large Room Kit will be sold. Color options include “charcoal” (black) and “chalk” (white).