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1 month ago

Latest Galaxy S6 edge advert talks about the 64-bit CPU, wireless charging circuitry

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Samsung's latest video is all about how the Galaxy S6 edge was "engineered to the height of precision and performance."

In the video, Samsung talks about how it manufactured the 14nm 64-bit Exynos octa-core processor that is used in the Galaxy S6 edge, and incorporated the circuitry for signal reception into the frame of the device, making it possible to integrate the wireless charging module into the back of the device.

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1 month ago

ZTE's bezel-less Nubia Z9 now official: 5.2-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 810, 16MP camera

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ZTE will offer the bezel-less Nubia Z9 in two editions: an Elite version that has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and a Classic version that offers 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

After rolling out the Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 mini in the month of March, ZTE has now unveiled its flagship Nubia Z9. The highlight of the device is the display, which has bezels of just 0.8mm. The phone features ZTE's Frame Interaction Technology (FiT), through which users will be able to swipe the edges of the frame to launch apps, access settings and set gesture-based shortcuts.

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1 month ago

In pictures — LG G4 vs OnePlus One

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One Plus One vs LG G4

LG and OnePlus share a lot of basic design principles in their latest phones, but software is the great divider in comparing their flagships.

If there's one thing LG and OnePlus fans have in common, it's a deep appreciation for the general form factor chosen to encase the chips that make their favorite smartphones go. LG owners pick up something that isn't their device and awkwardly poke around in an attempt to find power and volume keys that aren't on the back of the phone, while OnePlus owners watch as some other phone slips out of their hand and try to keep a straight face as they hand the device back. With the launch of the G4, LG has given their fans a powerhouse with no shortage of impressive replaceable backs, and that combination is going to cause users from every group to give this new device a passing glance.

How does the OnePlus One hold up side by side with the G4? Glad you asked. Lets take a look.

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1 month ago

Sony and Samsung camera sensors on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge found to be evenly matched

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Sony's imaging sensor was found to produce true-to-life colors in bright conditions, while Samsung's own sensor was found to fare better in low-light scenarios.

For the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung decided to opt for a mix of imaging sensors for the 16MP camera at the back, switching between its in-house ISOCELL sensor and Sony's latest IMX240. A comparison test from SamMobile revealed that the image quality from both is near-identical.

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1 month ago

Gold Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in huge demand, Samsung steps up production

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Samsung has shared sales data for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, with the manufacturer noting that the gold color option has accounted for a quarter of total demand in Europe.

The increase in demand for the color variant means that initial stock of the Gold Platinum Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is close to depletion in European markets, with Samsung stepping up production:

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1 month ago

Sony's latest selfie-focused smartphone is the Xperia C4

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After launching the Xperia C3 last year, Sony has unveiled its latest selfie-oriented phone, the Xperia C4.

The Xperia C4 boasts a 5MP camera at the front with a 25mm wide-angle lens and LED flash, and comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a noticeable bump up from the 720p display that was featured on last year's offering.

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1 month ago

Xiaomi launches the beastly Mi Note Pro with QHD display and 4GB RAM in China

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Mi Note Pro

After announcing the Mi Note Pro earlier this year, Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has now launched the device in its home market.

Xiaomi has risen to the summit in China (and other Asian markets) by selling affordable devices with class-leading hardware, but with the Mi Note Pro, the vendor is targeting the high-end segment. The device will be going on sale in China for 2,999 Yuan, which is the equivalent of $483. For that price, you get some of the best hardware currently available:

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1 month ago

The first things to know about the LG G4

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LG G4

We're getting into the thick of it now with the new LG G4 — yes, we're hard at work on a complete LG G4 review — but it's also a good time to take a step back and look at the broad strokes. There's a lot going on with LG's latest. Some familiar, some new, but all important.

And so these are the first things you need to know about the LG G4.

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1 month ago

Comparing pictures — four 2014 Android phones and the LG G4 front facing camera

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We already know the rear camera on the G4 is more than capable, but it turns out the front facing camera is also something special.

2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for smartphone cameras, with two major manufacturers releasing devices early in the year that demonstrate some incredible potential and plenty of time left for others to come along and surprise us. We've already shown you some of the cool things the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are capable of, and as we dig into the capabilities of the LG G4 it's clear the title of "best" in the photography department is not going to be an easy award to hand out this year — though we've got plenty of pictures for you to look at in our comparison. It's well past time for Android phones to move from cameras that can take decent photos if you know how to cameras that routinely grab amazing photos in full auto with no effort, and this is clearly going to be the year we see that happen.

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1 month ago

Motion and gesture options on the Galaxy S6

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Samsung has seriously scaled back the number of gesture options on the GS6, but what's there still works.

Falling back to earth after the gesture heyday of the Galaxy S4, the settings for motion and gesture control on the Galaxy S6 can be summed up to just a single page in the settings. That's an issue for the few folks who loved all of the crazy things you could do by moving the phone and waving your hand all around it, but for most people the settings that are left behind are the ones that were always worth considering.

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1 month ago

LG opens registration for the G4 consumer trial in the US

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LG is going to put the LG G4 in the hands of lucky consumers before its June launch, and you can try to be one of them.

In addition to the 200 testers that LG is looking for in the UK, they are also looking for a number of testers right here in the US. LG has opened the registration for the consumer trial of the LG G4, which puts the new device in the hands of testers prior to the June release.

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1 month ago

Motorola to offer up the Moto X (2014) at up to $225 off on May 5

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Motorola has announced that it will be offering the Moto X for up to $225 off tomorrow, May 5.

According to an email sent out by Motorola, you'll be able to snag a 32GB 2014 Moto X off contract at $349.99, or upgrade to the 64GB version for $374.99.

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1 month ago

U.S. Cellular announces the $100 LG Logos for Simply Connect prepaid customers

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U.S. Cellular has announced that it is offering up the budget-friendly LG Logos for $99.99 starting today.

The budget-friendly LG Logos is a 4.7-inch device that, while a tad on the low-end side of things, offers a pretty decent deal for U.S. Cellular's prepaid crowd.

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1 month ago

In pictures: LG G4 versus Nexus 6

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LG G4 and Nexus 6

How does the biggest Nexus phone we've seen thus far compare to the latest from LG? Bigger phone is still bigger.

Behold, the new LG G4 alongside the venerable Nexus 6. Neither is what we'd call a small smartphone — the G4 display is 5.5 inches. But as often is the case when we've put anything up against the latest Nexus, Motorola's monster definitely towers over it.

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1 month ago

A look at Wifi options on the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung's latest flagship is full of tech that helps you live without wires, and the Wifi settings in particular deserve a deeper look.

Wifi is one of those things we just sort of take for granted as long as it is working, but you'd be surprised at how much better your overall mobile experience can be if you take a quick look in your settings and poke around at what is possible. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Wifi settings are a perfect example of this, as it turns out there are a couple of important things going on in the settings that will make your day to day experience a little. Whether you're constantly connected to fantastic Wifi or you find yourself on the edge of a less than great connection, your Galaxy S6 has tools in settings to help you out. Lets take a look.

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