For many of Diablo 3’s critics, the blurriness of the line between the fantasy worlds of Sanctuary and Azeroth has become something of a sticking point.
Almost from the moment it was announced, skeptical Diablo fans loathed the more colorful palette of the third installment in the series. To them, it felt like a departure from the grim and gothic tone that made the first two games in the series so memorable. Long before they ever got hands-on with the game, many of these bitter fans tried to paint the more colorful aesthetic of Diablo 3 as a dilution of…
Since it launched in 2016, Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch has had no shortage of competitors in the burgeoning hero shooter genre but Shellfire stands out amongst the crowd for a number of reasons.
Also known as Hero Mission, Shellfire is a hero-based first-person-shooter developed in Indonesia. In look, feel, tone, style and format, the free-to-play mobile title veers brazenly close to Blizzard’s own team-based shooter.
Honestly, it’s a wonder that the developer behind the game hasn’t met the same fate as that of other studios bold enough to mimic Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual property. …
Over a decade has passed since Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm has first shown to the public.
It’s been six years since Heroes of the Storm launched and four since the game’s ambitious “HOTS 2.0” rework. Three years since the infamous downsizing of the development team behind the game and the abrupt abandonment of Blizzard’s esports ambitions.
Announced at Blizzcon 2011 as Blizzard DOTA, the project that would later become known as Heroes of the Storm was originally less of a challenger to established MOBA titles and more of a novel showcase for the power of Starcraft 2’s Map Editor.
Days after the first samples of Samsung’s first foldable — the Samsung Galaxy Fold — landed in the hands of reviewers, reports began to circulate suggesting that the smartphone didn’t just fall short of the hype but had a number of serious design flaws.
If you want the full story, here’s an easy-to-digest timeline covering the rise, fall and return of Samsung’s first foldable smartphone.
After years of rumors and speculation, the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference saw Samsung show off the Infinity Flex Display publicly for the first time. …
For now, foldables smartphones remain a premium product with the price-tag to match. They’re pitched at early adopters and those with case to flash. Eventually, that’s going to change.
As with all technologies, foldable smartphones will mature. They’ll become more commodified and less novel over time. This happens with basically every technology in the mobile market from AMOLED displays to triple-lens cameras and 5G connectivity. In some ways, the gradual trend towards affordable foldables is inevitable.
For reference, here’s a chart showing the Australian launch pricing for all the major foldable smartphones thus far:
Right now and for the foreseeable future, foldable smartphones are expensive. If you’re seriously considering buying one, you’ll want to invest in a decent case in order to reduce everyday wear and help ensure it has as long a life as possible.
Here’s a full rundown on what phone cases we recommend for each of the following foldable smartphones:
As the most mature foldable smartphone line, it shouldn’t really surprise anyone that Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold2 has the most robust accessory ecosystem. Samsung’s own Leather, Aramid and Flip covers are a great place to start here. …
Right now, there are four major players in the world of foldable display manufacturing: Samsung Display , BOE, Royole and TCL.
Samsung are the most high profile and well-known maker of foldable screens right now. Up until now, they’ve primarily supplied the displays found in Samsung foldables like the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold2.
In 2021, that’s set to change. For more on this, click here.
Alongside Samsung, BOE are one of the largest supplier of foldable smartphone displays.
The Chinese company have been in the business of making LCD and OLED displays since 1993 and…
Huawei’s next foldable smartphone is said to be just around the corner.
According to leakers on Weibo, official details on the Chinese tech firm’s follow-up to the Huawei Mate Xs are expected to arrive “very soon”.
These reports suggest the new foldable, likely to be branded as the Huawei Mate X2, will feature significant changes both inside and out.
While the Mate X2 will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors when it comes to relying on Huawei’s house-brand hardware— specifically, the 5nm Kirin 9000 processor— it’ll also ditch the outward folding design used by the Huawei Mate X and…
Only a few months separated the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip from its 5G-enabled follow-up. What are the key differences and similarities between the two?
While the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5G both feature 8GB of RAM and 256GB of on-board storage, the two diverge when it comes to processors. The Galaxy Z Flip features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor while the Galaxy Z Flip 5G opts for the more recent Snapdragon 865+ processor.
According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 865+ delivers better graphical performance and more efficient 5G connectivity. All this is to say means that when…
Foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold2 might have fancier displays but does the ability to fold come at the cost of everyday battery life?
Measuring the battery life of any smartphone, foldable or not, is something of an inexact science. As I wrote in a piece for PC World:
As with camera quality or performance, there’s no perfect way to measure battery life. Still, anecdotal experience is usually a good place to start. How frequently do you have to charge up? As with performance, it’s often the case that a device either has enough…
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