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1 month ago

Anyone can buy the Redmi Note 4G in India as Xiaomi ends flash sales

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Xiaomi has announced on Twitter that it is ending flash sales of the Redmi Note 4G in India as the vendor believes it has sufficient stock to make the device available for open sale. Starting today, anyone can purchase the device directly from Flipkart by shelling out Rs. 9,999 ($160).

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1 month ago

Motorola begins Android 5.0 Lollipop soak tests for the Moto E and Moto Maxx

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There's some pretty sweet news for Moto E and Moto Maxx owners today: Motorola has announced that it has begun soak tests for Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Moto Maxx in Brazil and Mexico, along with the Moto E in Brazil and India.

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1 month ago

How to get the most out of S Health on the Galaxy Note 4

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S Health on the Note 4

It won't make you get off the couch, but S Health can be a useful tool

S Health has been around for some time on Samsung phones, but it was only with the inclusion of more finely-tuned sensors and a full-blown heart rate monitor on the latest devices that made it a really valuable tool for tracking your health and fitness data. While the options for choosing a third-party system — often paired with a hardware fitness tracker — are still out there, S Health is bundled with every Note 4 and will cover the bases for most people who want to keep track of their health.

Just like any other health and fitness app available today S Health is really only useful when you have it set up correctly and are making the most of it — we're going to show you how to do just that.

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1 month ago

BLU Studio Energy, with its really big battery, now available on Amazon for $149

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BLU Products is now selling the BLU Studio Energy smartphone, with a massive 5,000mAh battery, unlocked for $149 on Amazon.com. The smartphone was first announced, along with many other BLU devices, at CES 2015 in January.

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1 month ago

Samsung once again reported to be working on a Galaxy S6 variant with three-sided screen

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Samsung is believed to be working on two variants of the Galaxy S6, one with a standard display and the other with a dual-edge screen. The latest from Bloomberg corroborates previous rumors, stating that a variant of the Galaxy S6 will feature a three-sided screen, with the display "covering three sides" of the device.

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1 month ago

Samsung's underwhelming Galaxy J1 is now available in India for Rs. 7,190

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Samsung's Galaxy J1 is now available in India, with Amazon listing the entry-level device for Rs. 7,190 ($115). As previously reported, the device features a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SoC, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 5 MP camera at the back and a 2 MP shooter up front.

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1 month ago

LG's curved G Flex 2 launches in Singapore, sales commence March 14

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After launching the latest iteration in the G Flex series in South Korea last month, LG is now bringing the G Flex 2 to Singapore. Pre-orders for the device in the city-state will commence on February 27, with a retail launch planned for March 14. Pricing of the G Flex 2 is S$998, which comes out to the equivalent of $800.

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1 month ago

Lenovo P70 is a mid-range smartphone with a 4,000 mAh battery

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Lenovo launched the P70 in China today, with the standout feature of the device being the 4,000 mAh battery that is claimed to provide a standby time of 34 days on 2G, 29 days on 3G and 30.5 days on 4G.

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1 month ago

The top phones you need to know, by manufacturer

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Android Phones

How many different Android phones do you think are out there? Chances are whatever you guessed is low. We're talking thousands of models from more manufacturers than we care to count. So we don't blame if you if you're new to the smartphone game and feel a little overwhelmed. It's a big, big Android world out there.

But we're going to make it a little easier on you. We've broken down the top Android smartphones you need to know by the world's top manufacturers. This isn't an all-inclusive list. It's not even a list of that we think "the best" is. (That list lives here, and it's definitely open to debate.)

No, this is a list to help you get started. These are the phones we'd tell you to look at if you asked us what's good from a particular manufacturer. We'll continue to add and remove phones as new ones are announced and older ones age out.

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1 month ago

Five things you need to know about Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Galaxy S5 Lollipop

TouchWiz is far from dead. In fact, it's Material Design that feels like the stranger.

Samsung surprised everyone recently by rolling out the update to Android 5.0 through some of the notoriously difficult update channels, leaving many Galaxy S5 owners with a whole lot of new buttons to press and a couple of curious interface choices. While every upgrade to Android 5.0 is going to cause something of a learning period, the way Samsung meshes together Google's new user interface decisions with their existing user interface is likely to leave a few folks somewhat lost. Here's quick roundup of the good, the strange, and the slightly broken things about Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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1 month ago

AT&T LG G3 getting Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update

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LG G3

The LG G3 on AT&T has today started to receive the much-awaited Lollipop update. The OTA update, in fact, brings the flagship LG smartphone up to Android 5.0.1, skipping right over the 5.0 version.

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1 month ago

These are the top LG smartphones you need to know

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LG

Let's be completely honest here — LG's generally known as the other South Korean smartphone company. But if that's all you think about LG, you're sorely missing out, as it's been making really good smartphones that too often fly under the radar. That's not to say we haven't seen LG make inroads in the past few years. Google chose it for the Nexus 4 in 2012, and the LG G2 in 2013 marked the start of a new class of flagship device.

LG's also known for making more than a few forgettable low-end phones. But these, here, truly are the LG smartphones you need to be acquainted with.

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1 month ago

Samsung's entry-level Galaxy J1 set to make its debut in India on February 11

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After the Tizen-based Samsung Z1, the manufacturer is once again targeting the budget segment in India, this time with the Galaxy J1. According to an image shared by Amazon India, the device will make its debut in the country tomorrow, February 11, and will be retail for Rs. 7,199 ($115).

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1 month ago

Xiaomi Mi 4 goes on sale in India, 64GB variant launching on February 24

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Xiaomi's metal-clad Mi 4 is going up for sale for the first time in the India later today. The flash sale (open only to registered users) commences at 2 PM IST on Flipkart. The 16GB version is currently available in the country, with Xiaomi stating that the 64GB model will make its debut on February 24.

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1 month ago

HTC goes after the Moto G with mid-range Desire 626

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HTC has launched its latest offering aimed at budget buyers, the Desire 626. Now available for purchase in Taiwan, the Desire 626 offers a 64-bit CPU, 5-inch 720p display and LTE connectivity for NT$5990 ($190).

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