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Motorola Razr 50 Ultra Review: The Razr+ 2024 Proves That Mighty Things Can Come in Small Packages

I recently attended the Brooklyn launch for the motorola razr 50 ultra (razr+ 2024) and the motorola razr 50 (razr 2024). In a full-circle moment, Paris Hilton, known for using RAZR phones throughout the mid-200s, was the event’s headlining DJ act; the next day, she was testifying before Congress on her experiences with troubled teen facilities*. Like Ms. Hilton, the motorola razr has come a long way, earning respect; the razr+ 2024 is now a full-fledged Android 14 foldable smartphone with a compellingly large outer display, a nearly imperceptible crease on the folding display, and a highly capable Snapdragon processor.


Motorola Razr 50 Ultra (AKA Razr+ 2024) and Motorola Razr 50 (AKA Razr 2024) Bring Exciting Features and Enhancements to Foldable Flip Smartphones

I’m in Brooklyn today for the motorola launch event for the exciting update to the 2024 razr family, which includes the motorola razr 50 ultra (also known as the razr+ 2024) and the motorola razr 50 (aka the razr 2024). Both foldable flip smartphones have a sleek, fashionable design, and they offer powerful AI-driven functions to bring a fresh, exciting experience when using them, coupled with excellent performance and capable cameras.




OPPO’s Bold Plan: Making Generative AI-Powered Phones Accessible to 50 Million Users in 2024

AI is everywhere, but it is particularly useful in smartphones because it powers features like virtual assistants, improved photography, battery management, and personalized content. It boosts security with facial recognition, offers real-time translation, improves text prediction, tracks health metrics, and enhances accessibility, making smartphones more intuitive and efficient. But sometimes, budget phones miss out on all of these features. With that in mind, OPPO has announced its plan to make AI-powered smartphones even more accessible by bringing generative AI features to around 50 million users this year.


MediaTek Dimensity 7300 and 7300X Chipsets Will Bring Enhanced AI, Gaming, and Photography to Foldables and More

The MediaTek Dimensity 7300 and 7300X chipsets have just been announced with an emphasis on making smartphones even faster and more efficient. These new chipsets use advanced technology that makes them more power-efficient and boosts their overall performance. The Dimensity 7300X is specifically tailored for foldable phones, allowing it to support smartphones with two screens.



MediaTek Dimensity 9300+ Is the Latest Flagship Mobile Chip for Enhanced AI Experiences

MediaTek has just announced its newest flagship mobile chip, the Dimensity 9300+, joining the Dimensity lineup. The MediaTek Dimensity 9300+ boasts increased clock speeds and is specifically crafted to elevate on-device generative artificial intelligence (AI) processing capabilities. With broader support for Large Language Models (LLMs) and various performance enhancements, it offers an enhanced user experience over its predecessor, the Dimensity 9300.


TCL 50 XL 5G Brings Budget-Power to T-Mobile Metro!

TCL is wildly underrated in the phone space. They’ve been popping out excellent Android phones for several generations, constantly improving speed, displays, and cameras. Best of all, they’re reasonably priced and make an amazing bang for your budget. If you haven’t been paying attention yet, here’s your chance with the TCL 50 XL 5G on Metro by T-Mobile!


Xiaomi 14 Review: A Perfectly Pocketable Flagship Smartphone

Not everyone wants to wrangle a larger smartphone, so it’s always nice to find a slightly smaller flagship, like the Xiaomi 14, that doesn’t feel like a compromise. It boasts all the bells and whistles, including a top-of-the-line processor, a stunning AMOLED display with a dynamic refresh rate, super thin bezels around the display, all-day battery life with fast wired and wireless charging, and an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Xiaomi’s partnership with photography icon Leica is also a 14 feature, with its Summilux optical lenses, 75mm floating telephoto lens, and Leica photo tuning. Intrigued? Well, let’s dig in!



FreedomPop Teams Up with Basketball Legend Julius Erving to Bring Attention to Its Senior-Focused Wireless Service

Since its launch in 2011, FreedomPop has offered budget-friendly wireless service everywhere, from Target and Walmart to the internet. But now, they’re exclusively catering to seniors, a move they believe is long overdue. To bring awareness to their service and its features, they’ve teamed up with basketball icon Julius Erving, also known as Dr. J, in their latest campaign targeting seniors.


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Camera Showdown: Did Samsung Make the Right Move?

Like its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra still comes packed with enough camera lenses to trigger someone with trypophobia, but this year, that comes with a pretty major change. Most of the hardware is still the same as the previous generation, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, but there’s one significant change in the telephoto camera. In 2024, Samsung decided to go with a 50-megapixel telephoto sensor with a 5X optical periscope lens. This replaced the 10-megapixel, 10X optical sensor from the Galaxy S23 Ultra.


Best of MWC 2024: AI Takes Focus, but Hardware Still Rules

Mobile World Congress (MWC) – the trade show that’s all about mobile tech – just took place in Barcelona last week, so here’s a recap of the best stuff I saw at the event. Not surprisingly, AI was the buzzword du jour at MWC this year – just like it was at CES in January – but this didn’t detract from manufacturers launching some interesting products and showing off exciting concepts.



OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition: The Perfect Smartphone If You’re a Fan of the Game (or the Color Purple)

If you read Dan’s review of the OnePlus 12R, you already know it delivers a premium experience in almost every way. But if you’re a Genshin Impact fan or the Iron Gray and Cool Blue colorways don’t quite do it for you, you’ll be glad you waited for this. The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition inherits the OnePlus 12R’s flagship specs, specifically tailored for Genshin Impact enthusiasts.


Xiaomi 14 Series: Flagship Smartphones with Advanced Imaging, Powerful Performance, and Innovative Features

Xiaomi has been collaborating with Leica on their flagship smartphones’ camera optics since last year’s Xiaomi 13 series, and now they have just announced the global launch of the Xiaomi 14 Series featuring Leica Summilux optics. Well, to clarify — it’s a global launch as long as you don’t include the United States, which is, unfortunately, pretty typical with many of the cool smartphones coming out of China these days. So, what does the Xiaomi 14 series bring to the table beyond excellent cameras?




OPPO Find X7 Ultra Review: A Premium Photography Powerhouse, but You Should Expect a Few Trade-offs, Since It’s a Chinese Market Exclusive

There’s a certain allure to having a different smartphone than anyone else, and there are so many interesting phones with amazing hardware that are only meant for the Chinese or other global markets that far too often do not include the United States. The China-exclusive OPPO Find X7 Ultra is just such a device, but there is still much to admire, even if it isn’t specifically meant for the U.S. market.


OnePlus 12 Review: OnePlus Delivers an Affordable Android Flagship That Should Make Google, Samsung, and You Take Notice

OnePlus blasted onto the scene in 2014 with the tagline “Never Settle” and an invitation-only limited-release of the One, cheekily billed as a “flagship killer.” The One challenged the status quo by delivering quality and performance at a shockingly affordable price that, for all it offered, some considered “ridiculously cheap.” Ten years later, the OnePlus 12 is the brand’s latest flagship, offering excellent battery life, camera performance, speeds, and charging capabilities. If you’re weighing the pros and cons before purchasing a new flagship from Samsung and Google, you should also consider the OnePlus 12.