Tag Archives: smartphone

Samsung Partners With iFixit

Smartphones have long been treated as disposable objects — use them for two years, and then it’s time to upgrade to a new model. As phones have gotten more capable, users have started to expect longer support and better repair options. But repairing a phone by yourself? That can be …

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Xiaomi Overtakes Apple

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has had some ups and downs over the last few years, but it’s been all positive movement recently. The company just announced that the latest Canalys market report shows that it has passed Apple to become the second-largest smartphone maker in the world. That leaves Samsung …

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OnePlus Benchmarks

OnePlus has always prided itself on producing fast phones with the latest silicon. That’s how it made a name for itself: by packing more power into its phones for less money. The company’s current flagship phone, the OnePlus 9 Pro, is fast, but how fast is it, really? It’s a …

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Performance Benchmarks

OnePlus has always prided itself on producing fast phones with the latest silicon. That’s how it made a name for itself: by packing more power into its phones for less money. The company’s current flagship phone, the OnePlus 9 Pro, is fast, but how fast is it, really? It’s a …

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Smartphone Upcycling

A lot of materials go into making cell phones, but these devices are too often treated as disposable. Rather than tossing an old phone, iFixit has long advocated for repairing or repurposing the phones of yesteryear, sometimes called upcycling. Samsung just dipped its toe in the waters of upcycling, but …

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Sony’s New Xperia Pro

  Sony has never really been a major player in the smartphone market, but it’s been making niche devices for more than a decade, nevertheless. Now, Sony has found a way to burrow even deeper into a niche with the new Xperia Pro smartphone. This device is aimed at professional …

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LG Smartphone Market

  LG has struggled to remain competitive in the plateauing smartphone industry, and now there’s word the company might be looking to throw in the towel. A memo circulated at LG declares some hard choices are necessary after $4.5 billion in losses over the past five years. The memo lists …

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