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3 days ago

How has your Galaxy S6's battery life actually held up over time?

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Galaxy S6 Power Saving Mode

Battery life on the Galaxy S6 isn't great, but after the hype has worn off we want to know how long your GS6 is lasting.

As we all know, the first few days of having a new device isn't the best time to measure battery life — you're using it a ton, learning all about it and pushing the battery to its limits. Folks have had their very own Galaxy S6 or S6 edge in their hands and pockets for well over a month now, and at this point battery life has probably settled down to a nice average number that we can rely on.

We want to hear how the Galaxy S6's battery life has held up now that you're using it like any other phone. Do you still have trouble making it through the day? Have you learned how to use quick charging and wireless chargers effectively to make it a non-issue? Or with tweaks in apps and usage has your Galaxy S6 turned into a phone you can rely on for long periods? We're curious to know what your experiences are.

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3 days ago

Quick look: The LG G4 official extra battery kit

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Your LG G4 has a removable battery, and this kit helps you make the most of it.

Say what you want about Quick Charge or wireless charging, for many power users and frequent travelers, nothing beats the instant 100-percent refill delivered by a removable battery. The LG G4 is one of the few high-end phones still offering this feature, and to fully take advantage of it you'll want LG's extra battery kit.

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4 days ago

Upgrading to leather: Taking your LG G4 to the next level

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Leather LG G4

Gone with plastic out of the box? It's easy to swap in a more premium back panel for your G4

In the weeks a head, thousands if not millions of buyers in the West will be getting their hands on the LG G4 in both plastic and leather flavors. But with the carriers likely to be getting their claws into the more attractive leather G4 variants, getting it might not be practical to get hold of your first-choice color or texture at launch.

Fortunately the G4's removable back panel means you're free to pick up plastic at launch and upgrade to leather later. That's what we've done with our grey plastic G4, swapping out the bundled polycarbonate rear for black leather.

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5 days ago

T-Mobile approves Wi-Fi calling update for the Nexus 6, rolling out to small number of devices this weekend

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T-Mobile has finally approved an update for the Nexus 6 which enables Wi-Fi calling, a small group of people will receive the update hitting their devices this weekend.

Customers have been waiting for Wi-Fi calling to hit their Nexus 6 on T-Mobile, and now the update has finally received approval. T-Mobile Product Evangelist, Des, has confirmed that a small number of customers will begin seeing the update hit their devices as soon as this weekend. If all goes well they hope to roll it out to everyone over the next few weeks.

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5 days ago

LG promotion scores you a free G4 battery, charger, and microSD card in the US

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LG is offering a great deal to customers who end up making the LG G4 their next phone. For a limited time the company will be offering a package that both doubles the battery life and storage of the new device.

Unfortunately the new promotion is only good for US customers, but it scores them a spare battery, battery charging cradle, and a 32GB microSD card, for the low price of free. Customers who purchase the LG G4 from any authorized seller, such as Best Buy, Amazon, carrier locations, or LG's own site, will be able to redeem this offer.

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5 days ago

Pre-order the LG G4 from Best Buy and receive $100 gift card

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Best Buy is now taking pre-orders of the LG G4, and to sweeten the deal they are throwing in a $100 gift card with the order.

The company is now accepting pre-orders of the LG G4 for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon for customers who want to guarantee they get the device the day it comes out. Both the Verizon and Sprint models show pricing of $199 on contract, while the Verizon model is $609 off contract and the Sprint model is $649. The AT&T model is listed at $22.34 a month with the leather back, or $21.00 for the plastic, both paid over 30 months with the AT&T Next Program. Full retail pricing for the AT&T model is listed by Best Buy at $669.

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5 days ago

LG G4 heading to Sprint on June 5

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Sprint announced today that the LG G4 will be coming to the carrier on June 5.

If you're eager to get your hands on LG's latest flagship on Sprint, it looks like June 5 is your day. The carrier will offer up the LG G4 in your choice of metallic gray or black leather back at $200 on a two-year contract, or $600 if you choose to go sans-contract.

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5 days ago

The Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man edition is launching next week

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After teasing the Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6 edge earlier this month, Samsung is now announcing that the device will be available starting next week.

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6 days ago

Lollipop update now available for the first-gen Moto G

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Motorola has released the update for the 2013 Moto G, the first-generation device, and it is hitting devices now.

First generation Moto G owners will be thrilled to see a new update hitting their device, this time bumping it up to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This update brings all of the great additions of Lollipop, like the new Material Design, Smart Lock, enhanced notifications, and more.

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6 days ago

BLU Studio C debuts in a variety of colors for just $99 unlocked

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The Studio C from BLU is a $99 unlocked smartphone that features a 5-inch display and is available in a variety of colors.

BLU has introduced its latest smartphone, the Studio C, which comes in a variety of colors for only $99. Out of the box the Studio C is unlocked, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on its 5-inch 720P display.

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6 days ago

Cyanogen setting up an office in India, mulls acquisition of local talent

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Cyanogen is setting up a 50-member team — a third of the company's current employee base — in India that will work on localizing Cyanogen OS, along with quality assurance testing.

Part of Cyanogen's latest $80 million funding round — led by India's Premji Invest — will be used toward establishing an office in India, as well as any potential acquisitions of local startups.

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1 week ago

Inside the ZenFone 2 with ASUS and Intel (Part 2)

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Hot on the heels of Part 1, we bring you more of our interview (in partnership with Tom's Guide) with ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih and Intel's Aicha Evans.

In these closing questions we get deep inside what it took to design and build the ZenFone 2, which brings quite a lot to the table despite merely costing consumers $299.

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1 week ago

LG G4 camera tips and tricks

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The LG G4 has one of the best cameras on an Android phone. Make your photos even better by following a few basic steps.

The LG G4 is one of the best Android phones available right now, and the camera experience is a big part of that. LG's latest flagship includes a 16-megapixel sensor with 3-axis OIS (optical image stabilization), a color spectrum sensor and LG's trademark laser-assisted autofocus. And on the software side, the G4 is one of the first mainstream phones to offer RAW photo capabilities out of the box.

That's a great deal of camera technology inside a seriously impressive phone, but what's more important is how you'll use it. Head past the break for a few simple tips to get the most out of the LG G4's main camera.

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1 week ago

Alcatel Idol 3 to start shipping in the US on May 21

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The Alcatel Idol 3 will be available for consumers to purchase in the US beginning May 21, and pre-orders will also begin shipping at the same time.

Pre-orders of the budget friendly Alcatel Idol 3 are set to begin shipping on May 21, the same day that the company will officially begin selling the device in the US. Featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM along with a 1.7GHz processor, the Idol 3 will run Android 5.0.2 out of the box.

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1 week ago

Getting inside the ZenFone 2 with ASUS and Intel (Part 1)

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We've reviewed the ASUS Zenfone 2. We've seen the phone's launch in North America. And you can now purchase the ZenFone 2 for a completely reasonable price of $299. (Or even a little less if you want to skimp on the specs.)

But that's really just the start of the story for ASUS, which is teaming up with Intel for this new Atom-based phone. There are a lot of firsts here for both companies. And to get the full scoop we (along with our pals at Tom's Guide) sat down with ASUS chairman Jonney Shih and Intel Corporate VP Aicha Evans at the ZenFone 2 launch event in New York City.

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