IFA 2017 recap - the hot smartphones we saw in Berlin
Another edition of the IFA congress is over and done and it was an eventful one. Samsung decided to forgo its big Galaxy Note8 announcement from IFA but LG, Sony and Motorola all showcased their next flagships during the tech congress.
So here's a recap of all we saw from Berlin.
Alcatel had four smartphones and a smartwatch to show at IFA 2017. The Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7 XL and A7 alongside the Movetime watch.
Here's our hands-on.
Starting in alphabetical order and starting off big with Archos. The company released a slew of products, including four different Archos Access phones (with displays ranging between 4-4.5-5-5.5-inches) and an Archos Core 50.
There was the rugged Archos Sense 47X as well as the 10.1-inch Archis Sense 101X slate.
The higher end Diamond lineup made an appearance too with the Archos Diamond Alpha+ and Diamond Tab.
Acer refrained from showing a phone at IFA but showed what may as well have been a phone. The Holo360 camera comes with a Snapdragon 625, a screen and Android 7.1 Nougat.
There was another 360 camera - the Vision360, a 15.6-inch Chromebook 15, the Acer Swift 5, Switch 7 Black Edition and the Spin 5.
While at IFA we paid a visit to a phone originally announced at the MWC 2017 back in February - the BlackBerry Keyone. The reason for the visit is its new Black Edition. here's the hands-on.
We always enjoy handling Cat phones - they're brick-like build and their nostalgia-inducing bezels are always welcome in our hearts.
And so we manhandled the S41 and S31 Cat smartphones. Hands-on here.
Honor kept it pretty tame, announcing a new Robin Egg Blue color option of the Honor9, which we had seen before..
You probably haven't heard of Hisense. Whether that will change is up to fate. But we saw a very interesting, very beautiful smartphone from Hisense and we shared a hands-on with you.
We loved the 5.99-inch 18:9 LCD of the Hisense HLTE300T and the phone's super cool blue trim.
Lenovo and Motorola
Motorola made the fourth-gen Moto X official with a dual camera on the back, water proofing and a clever front facing camera that either snaps 16MP detailed stills or downsampled 4MP selfies for lower noise in lower light.
Here's our Moto X4 hands-on.
Lenovo dropped a bunch of Yoga hybrids and convertibles. but showed nothing in the way of smartphones.
LG made the biggest waves with the V30 - it's new flagship. It packs a better set of cameras, a better, curvier design, much better screen (P-OLED !!!) and a classier chassis. Oh and a Snapdragon 835.
LG V30 hands-on here.
Samsung kept to smart wearables and headphones for its IFA presentation. It showed the new Gear Sport smartwatch, its Gear Fit2 Pro smart band and its new truly wireless earbuds - the Gear IconX (2018).
You can find our hands-on here.
The XA1 family is beautiful and attainable. And it covers a wide range of screen sizes.
Smartphones aside we saw a bunch of Sony headphones.
Finally Sony showed a nifty little rugged cam aimed at VR - the RX0.
Here's the link: https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2017/09/lg-v30-hands-on-display-quality/ "It would be remiss of me not to again emphasize that my V30 is a pre-production unit, but I can't imagine too many more changes will be made to the OL...
- 04 Sep 2017
can you send a link?
- 03 Sep 2017
I'll check it out
- 03 Sep 2017