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1 month ago

Sony launches the Xperia M4 Aqua in India for ₹24,990

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Sony has launched the dual-SIM version of the Xperia M4 Aqua in India for ₹24,990 ($390), with the device going on sale in the country from later today.

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia M4 Aqua is a mid-range handset that offers IP68 dust and water resistance.

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1 month ago

Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man edition is now official, launches in South Korea May 27

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After teasing the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man edition, Samsung has launched the device in South Korea. The phone features a red color scheme with gold accents, and comes with a wireless charger fashioned in the form of an Arc Reactor.

Dubbed the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition, the device offers 64GB internal storage and will launch in South Korea on May 27, with 1,000 units up for grabs.

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1 month ago

U.S. Cellular to commence pre-orders of the LG G4 from May 29

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LG's latest flagship is going up for pre-order at U.S. Cellular later this week.

The LG G4 will be available from all major carriers in the U.S., and while the manufacturer has commenced sales in other parts of the world, it is believed that the phone will head Stateside sometime next week. For now, U.S. cellular has announced on Twitter that it will kick off pre-orders for the device starting May 29.

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1 month ago

Xiaomi Mi 4i is up for open sale right now in India

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As part of Flipkart's electronics sale, Xiaomi is offering the Mi 4i on open sale for two days, May 25 and May 26.

This is the first time the Mi 4i is available without registration since the device debuted in the Indian market over a month ago.

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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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