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1 month ago

Huawei officially introduces the Ascend Mate 7

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The latest big smartphone from Huawei breaks cover in Berlin

IFA 2014 Live in Berlin at its IFA 2014 press conference, Huawei has officially pulled the wraps off the much teased Ascend Mate 7. We've had some cryptic clues from Huawei as to what to expect from the Mate 7 leading up to the event. As with previous Mate devices we're looking here at another oversized smartphone, though the 7 in the name doesn't refer to the screen size, it's a 6-incher at 1080p.

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1 month ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 4

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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1 month ago

Lenovo jumps on 64-bit bandwagon with Vibe Z2

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HTC announced its first Snapdragon 615-powered Desire 820 earlier today, and Lenovo is following suit with the Vibe Z2, a 5.5-inch smartphone powered by the same 64-bit processor.

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1 month ago

Lenovo announces Vibe X2 with unique tri-layered design

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Lenovo has announced the Vibe X2 at the IFA today, and like its predecessor, the device has a sleek design and great specs. Lenovo has implemented a tri-layered design with the Vibe X2, which the manufacturer claims is the first of its kind on a smartphone.

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1 month ago

HTC Desire 820 hands-on

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HTC Desire 820

HTC kicks off IFA with a revamped hero device for its mid-range lineup

IFA 2014 At IFA 2014 in Berlin today, HTC unveiled its latest mid-range flagship, the Desire 820. Building on the Desire 816 — a phone barely six months old — the 820 slims things down, improves the design with a new plastic construction style with bright, prominent accents. It's also a landmark for HTC and Qualcomm, being the first handset to use a Snapdragon 615 SoC — a new octa-core, 64-bit capable chip.

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1 month ago

Sony Xperia Z3 and its smaller sibling have their pricing confirmed for the UK

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Sony took to IFAyesterday to announce the new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. The new smartphones have been priced in the UK at retailer Clove and while they're sat on a premium price point, the user experience is set to be butter smooth thanks to included components. The Xperia Z3 will set you back £520 and the Xperia Z3 Compact is currently offered for £432.

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1 month ago

HTC Desire 820 is first Snapdragon 615-powered mid-ranger

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HTC Desire 820

IFA 2014

Today at IFA 2014 in Berlin, HTC has announced the latest addition to its mid-range Desire family, the Desire 820. Following on from the Desire 816, launched earlier in the year, the 820 maintains the same 5.5-inch display size and 720p resolution, while cranking the processor up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 — an octa-core chip with cores at 1.5GHz and 1.0GHz. On top of that there's 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, both increased from the Desire 816.

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1 month ago

HTC Desire 820 specs

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The HTC Desire 820 is HTC's first 64-bit-capable mid-ranger, and the first to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 processor. But if you're wondering exactly what is lurking beneath the 820's curved exterior, we've got the full spec sheet waiting after the break.

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1 month ago

Galaxy Note 4 versus HTC One M8: Quick comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and HTC One M8

IFA 2014The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of Samsung's first metal phones, and sure to be their biggest-selling metal phone, but how does it compare to the current king of all-metal phones, the HTC One M8? We're here at IFA 2014 so we can make just that comparison. It's time for metal on metal, HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

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1 month ago

First remote play: PS4 gaming on the Xperia Z3

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Want to play PS4 games on your new Xperia Z3? No problem

IFA 2014 One of our favorite features of the new Sony Xperia Z3 line of devices announced at IFA 2014 is the PS4 remote play feature. If you're a PS4 owner and a Z3, Z3 Compact or Z3 Tablet owner you'll be able to download the new Remote Play application from the Google Play Store – and it'll be available at the launch of these devices – and hook into your console over Wifi for some remote play goodness. Call of Duty in bed? No problem!

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1 month ago

Samsung blings out the Galaxy Note 4 and Gear S with Swarovski

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Samsung Note 4 Swarovski editions

IFA 2014 Today saw the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and more info about the Samsung Gear S, but the truly exciting announcement of the night was that the Note 4 and Gear S would come in versions adorned with Swarovski crystals. Lots and lots of Swarovski crystals. You might call them Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Bling and Gear S Bling, and we wouldn't argue with you if you did.

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1 month ago

Galaxy Note 4 uses Android L-style task switcher

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Galaxy Note 4 task switcher

IFA 2014 Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 introduces new multitasking features, including easy access to windowed mode through a swipe-down gesture and revamped multiwindow capabilities allowing you to run more than one app on-screen. But for Android enthusiasts, the most interesting change might be the move to an Android L-style task-switching menu. Press the Note 4's recents key and you're greeted by a Rolodex-style arrangement similar to what we know is coming in the next version of Google's OS.

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1 month ago

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Xperia Z3 Compact

It's like a Z3, but smaller

IFA 2014 Alongside the Xperia Z3, today at IFA 2014, Sony also unveiled a new, smaller 'flagship' phone. The Xperia Z3 Compact is part of Sony's flagship Z3 mobile lineup and in pretty much every way possible it's like the bigger Z3. It looks like the Z3, runs the exact same software as the Z3 and has a lot of the same hardware as the Z3. It's a smaller Z3.

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1 month ago

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs. Note 4

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Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge

IFA 2014 Today ahead of IFA 2014, Samsung announced not one but two new Galaxy Note handsets — the metal-clad Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, the first curved-screen Note with new software to take advantage of its "Edge screen." We've already gone in depth with the Note 4 and the Note Edge in our hands-on features, but for a side-by-side look at both handsets you'll want to take a look at our gallery down below.

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1 month ago

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3

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Sony Xperia Z3

Sony's latest high end phone is a bump, albeit minor, from the last one

IFA 2014 Sony just announced the anticipated Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014 in Berlin and we've had chance to catch a very quick first look at the new device. Sitting atop Sony's new flagship Z3 line, the Xperia Z3 is the very best of what Sony is putting into its smartphones right now. If you're thinking it looks a bit like a Z2, you'd be on the money, because the Z3 is a bump, an iteration from the Z2 rather than a complete redesign.

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