Top 10 trending phones of week 32

And just like that normal service is resumed and the Samsung Galaxy A54 is back on top of our trending chart. After falling down to third last time around the most popular phone of the year is once more the…

HTC U23 Pro in for review

The HTC U23 Pro marked the return of the once leading maker to the smartphone race proper and now it landed at our office for a review. But before we put it through its paces, let’s take a quick look…

Week 32 in review: Pixel 8 phones leak, iPhone 15 USB-C ports appear, OnePlus is launching a phone with 150W

In the brief period of a Samsung Unpacked event in mid-summer and the iPhone unveiling in early September, we have a flurry of leaks and teasers, picturing the landscape of smartphone launches in the next few months. The Pixel 8…

Mark Zuckerberg says it’s ‘time to move on’ from the Elon Musk fight

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Threads post today that “it’s time to move on” from Elon Musk’s cage fight antics. “We can all agree Elon isn’t serious,” he wrote, adding that the refusal of the X (formerly Twitter)…

Weekly poll: do you use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay?

At WWDC 2022 Apple revealed that almost all new cars (98%) support CarPlay and that 79% of new buyers specifically seek it out as a feature. But some auto makers aren’t happy with this arrangement as GM announced its plan…

Apple’s M3 Ultra Mac Studio could have a 32-core CPU and up to 80 GPU cores

Apple is reportedly testing an M3 Ultra chip with a significant CPU bump from 24 cores in the M2 Ultra to 32 cores in the next generation version of the chip, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in today’s Power On…

Flashback: MediaTek’s Helio X20 chip with 10-core CPU was ahead of their time

Modern smartphone chipsets are awesome – their CPUs reach incredible clock speeds of up to 3.46GHz on the iPhone 14 Pro series (Apple A16). The Android rivals aren’t far behind at 3.36GHz with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2. But while…

The ‘Apple Watch X’ is reportedly a major redesign, but it’s not coming this year

Apple is preparing for its first major redesign in several generations of the mainline Apple Watch, but we won’t be seeing it this year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter this morning. Instead, Apple is working…

Callsheet is the new app every movie lover needs

Hi friends! Welcome to the first-ever edition of Installer. My hope here every week is to be your guide to all the best and Verge-iest stuff in the world. My original pitch for this was just “what if we just…

Weekly deals: the best smartphone deals from the US, the UK, Germany and India

This week Samsung’s newly Unpacked devices went on sales in the first wave of markets – the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5, the two Watch6 and three Galaxy Tab S9 slates – so we’ll check out offers from Samsung…