- Latest articles 8 April 2018

Fortnite for iOS game review

Fortnite is the latest battle royale style game that is taking the world by storm. Developed by Epic Games, the people behind Unreal Tournament (and the Unreal Engine), the game takes the battle royale format that is made popular by PUBG and brings it to everyone by being free to play everywhere. Today, we are taking a look at the mobile version, which although launched before the mobile version of PUBG, was invite-only for a while. Before getting into this version, here's a primer on Fortnite. The classic Fortnite is quite a different game and was launched in July of last year on PC and...

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Counterclockwise: we want to see these phone brands come back from the dead

Before Andy Rubin started working on Android, co-founded Danger Inc. - the maker of T-Mobile Sidekick smartphones. Matias Duarte, he who made Material Design, worked with Rubin at Danger and later worked on webOS before joining Google. We were reminded of this in the brief second we believed that T-Mobile wants to bring back the Sidekick. Verizon's plans to resurrect Palm may be more than an April Fools joke, however. Which got us thinking - which brands would we like to see a new lease on life? Well, brands not named "Nokia" that is. Palm is certainly on the list - the Pre was so far...

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In Past Tense: The story of Yordan's phones

In Past Tense is our series of articles in which the GSMArena team takes you on a nostalgia-infused ride through the phones that impressed them the most through the years. Growing in a family of phone aficionados, the most logical path for me was to pursue a career in mobile technologies. I remember the times of my early journalistic days when I said: "Man, I want to be like the GSMArena guys". Fast forward several years later and that's a reality, I am reporting the latest industry news for you daily. I still remember the first mobile phone I played with - a Siemens C35i in...

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Weekly poll: how hot is the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s?

Notches have become the must-have design element of 2018 phones, but a few phones have resisted that movement. And, ironically, a flat, rectangular screen stands out in the 2018 flagship lineup. Don't listen to that "more screen, less bezel" talk either, thin bezels can exist independently of notches. We present the Mi Mix 2s for your consideration. It fits a 6" 18:9 screen is a body that's almost the same size as a 6" 18:9 screen. Sure, it has a bit of a chin on the bottom, but so do most notched Androids. The one trade-off made in this design is that the selfie camera is on the bottom....

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Top 10 trending phones of week 14

Week 14 saw the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pro being restored as the most popular device in our database. Last week it was denied the honor by the vivo v9, but that one lost some steam and is sitting in fourth now. Second place goes to the Huawei P20, which keeps climbing, while a spirited fightback by the Asus Zenfone Max Plus let it complete the podium. Last week the modest Zenfone was only seventh and seemingly on its way down, but it clearly still has some fight in it. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 goes below last week's champion in fifth, while the Galaxy J7 Prime gained four places to capture...

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