OnePlus 5T, Android 8.0 Oreo beta, and Black Friday chat (MobileTechRoundup #414)

The OnePlus 5T was announced this week, the two hosts loaded Android 8.0 Oreo beta on the Essential Phone, and listen to the show for a special surprise at the end.

Nodus Access Case 3 for the Apple iPhone X: Carry credit cards and enjoy movies wrapped in Italian leather

Nodus released its new Access Case 3 for the iPhone X in four colors with quick and easy attachment of your iPhone X via micro suction technology.

Nomad Apple iPhone X case roundup: Horween leather and polycarbonate provide protection and card carrying functionality

Nomad makes attractive accessories for the Apple iPhone and Apple Watch, many using high quality Horween leather. Five new cases are available for the Apple iPhone X, designed to meet every particular need.

10 days with the iPhone X: My joy of smartphones restored

I've used hundreds of handheld devices over the past 20 years and a select few have brought me sheer joy. The iPhone X arrived on November 3 and it has me as excited as I was 10 years ago when the first iPhone launched.

UAG Apple iPhone X case roundup: Drop tested protection for the best smartphone

Urban Armor Gear makes some of my favorite cases and its new iPhone X collection is now available. With the glass back and very high price, it makes sense to protect your iPhone with a case designed to survive accidental drops.

10 best smartphones: iPhone X bumps Galaxy Note 8 from top spot

Now that all of the flagship phones have been announced for 2017, a new model has moved into the top spot.

iPhone X display is the best: Made by Samsung, improved by Apple

For a couple of years, Samsung has set the bar with the highest-rated smartphone displays. With a panel produced by Samsung, and optimized by Apple, the iPhone X raises the bar yet again.

Caseology case roundup for the Apple iPhone X: Stylish drop protection for less than $15

Millions of people put their iPhones in cases and the smaller size, along with extremely high price, of the iPhone X makes it even more likely that people will use a case. Caseology offers eight affordable options for everyone.

Caudabe Apple iPhone X case roundup: Affordable, minimalist designs improve grip and protect

The new Apple iPhone X just arrived in the hands of buyers and there are already many case options available. Caudabe has a nice lineup to consider that still maintains the look and feel of the iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition: Enhanced security added to the best business smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is today's most powerful business smartphone, and yesterday, Samsung revealed an unlocked enterprise edition focused on security and IT management features.

HTC announces U11 Life and U11: One is an affordable member of the family, the other lets you see inside

HTC added three new members to the U11 family with today's announcement. One comes to the US while another offers modern design elements to compete with the best.

HTC U11 Life review: The U11's affordable cousin is one of the best mid-rangers

The HTC U11 is fantastic so releasing a less expensive version that checks all of the key boxes makes sense. The HTC U11 Life is one of the best in a growing sub-$400 mid-range smartphone market that challenges today's flagships priced at least twice as much.

Thanks T-Mobile, quick and easy jump from Galaxy Note 8 to Apple iPhone X

Since I test so many different phones, I figured it was time to join a program that makes switching out devices easy. T-Mobile was a breeze last night and my iPhone X will be here next week.

LG adds four phones to Amazon Prime Exclusive program, including the LG G6

You can score some great phone deals through the Amazon Prime Exclusive program, saving hundreds while allowing some lock screen ads and Amazon app installs.

Essential Phone price slashed $200 after two months

There is a lot of potential in the Essential Phone and it is honestly a fantastic piece of hardware with a stock Android experience. Sales must not be going well for such a drastic price drop so quickly though.