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2 years ago

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU in South Korea

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GS5 LTE-A

Looks like those rumors suggesting an imminent arrival of a LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 were spot on, as Samsung has just unveiled the handset in South Korea. The device sports a beefier Snapdragon 805 CPU and a QHD display with a resolution of 2560x1440.

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2 years ago

The invincible Kyocera Hydro Icon 4G LTE arrives on Boost Mobile

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Boost Mobile has just released a rugged Kyocera handset called the Hydro Icon. For a mere $149.99 off-contract, you'll get an LTE-capable handset with 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, wireless charging, 8 megapixel camera, and a body built to 810G spec for shock and drop resistance, and IP57 against dust and water.

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2 years ago

Amazon smartphone reportedly exclusive to AT&T

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Citing anonymous industry sources, The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon's first smartphone, which is scheduled to be officially unveiled in an event in Seattle tomorrow, will be exclusive to AT&T.

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2 years ago

Moto G 4G now available for purchase through Motorola site

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If you've been waiting for the Moto G 4G to arrive on the Motorola site, today is your lucky day. The Moto G 4G LTE has now landed on the Motorola website and is available for direct purchase for only $219 in either white or black.

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2 years ago

LG G3 European version unboxing and hands-on

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LG G3 European version

Unlocked G3 for Europe cuts the RAM to 2GB, but boasts built-in wireless charging

After a few weeks with the Korean version of the LG G3, we've finally got our hands on a finalized, unlocked European version of the phone. Unlike the Olleh-branded G3 we've been using in recent weeks, this Euro G3 — the LG-D855 for those keeping track of model numbers — rocks production software out of the box, as well as built-in Qi wireless charging. The LG G3 will land in Europe in early July, but we've given it the hands-on treatment already, and you'll find our first impressions — and comparisons with the Korean G3 — after the break.

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2 years ago

Snapdragon 805-equipped Galaxy S5 LTE-A tipped for imminent Korean launch

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Reports out of South Korea suggest that Samsung is getting set to launch an LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S5 later this month. The device is said to sport a Snapdragon 805 SoC and can reportedly achieve download speeds of up to 225Mbps.

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 models for Verizon and AT&T now have a root method

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If you've been itching to get root access on your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5, today brings some good news. Famed cracker and Sony's BFF geohot has built a tool that will root your S5 and let you get on with all those things you've been wanting to do but couldn't — like kill Caller Name ID or Baby Crying Detector. As usual, having root access comes with some caveats, and this tool is still early in it's development cycle so there may be bugs.

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2 years ago

Skip waiting for invites and purchase the OnePlus One at Oppomart for $389

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While many are still waiting for OnePlus to hand out enough invitations for its debut Android flagship, the One, Oppomart has confirmed on its website the retailer has units in stock for purchase. We recently reviewed the "flagship killer", which sports impressive hardware at an affordable price, something other manufacturers fail to do for consumers. Oppomart has the 16GB OnePlus One listed for $389.

There is a catch, however.

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2 years ago

Moto E review

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Moto E

The little phone that reaches past its price point

I've been excited to have a look at the Moto E since its announcement in the middle of May. At $129 US, the Moto E is about the same price as dinner and a movie, and the buzz about how well it performs in the entry-level smartphone domain put it at the top of my wishlist. I've had a little time with it, and have to say I'm not disappointed in the least.

Motorola is no stranger to budget-priced smartphones that perform well. I carry a Moto G (sadly, the generation one version with no LTE) as my backup should I do anything silly to the phone I'm using daily, and I chose it because it was cheap and would do just about anything I wanted a smartphone to do. After years of low-priced models that failed to deliver, Motorola found their niche. Now they have expanded it with an even lower priced model in the Moto E. Let's have a quick look at how it fares in daily use.

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2 years ago

Press render of the Galaxy F (S5 Prime) leaks, reveals brushed metal back

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Even before the launch of the Galaxy S5, the Internet rumormill was abuzz with reports of a metal-clad Quad-HD variant, dubbed the Galaxy S5 Prime. After months of leaks, possible device sightings and rumors, we have our first clear look at the purported Galaxy F, thanks to notorious leakster @evleaks.

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2 years ago

Android 4.4.3 update reportedly rolling out to Galaxy S5 this month, Galaxy S4 to follow suit in July

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A leaked Samsung KitKat update schedule document mentions that the manufacturer is set to roll out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update to the Galaxy S5 later this month, and for the Galaxy S4 in the month of July. An earlier version of the document, which was leaked last month, revealed that the South Korean manufacturer was starting to integrate the latest Android build into the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.

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2 years ago

LG G3 goes up for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse, can be yours from £37.99/month

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LG's latest, the LG G3, is now up for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse in the UK, starting at £37.99 a month with no money down. The G3 is one of our favorite smartphones this year — just read our review of the LG G3 to find out why — and is expected to be delivered by Carphone Warehouse on the 1st of July.

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2 years ago

Archos 50c Oxygen brings a big screen and 8 cores for £179

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Archos may have brought the world the first Android tablets, but their latest smartphone takes a more budget-friendly line by going big and cheap. The Archos 50c Oxygen has a 5-inch 1280x720 IPS display (293ppi) slapped onto the front of a matte black body that measures just 7.64mm thick. What's inside isn't terribly impressive, but that's what you get at £179 (US$300) unlocked and off contract.

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2 years ago

Oppo R3 introduced as the world's thinnest LTE smartphone

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Oppo has introduced their latest device, the R3, and is touting it as the world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. Measuring just 6.3mm (0.25 inches), the R3 is thinner than other LTE devices on the market, though it's not the overall thinnest. That title currently goes to the 5.5mm Gionee Elife S5.5.

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2 years ago

Buy a Galaxy S5 from Vodafone UK, get a Gear Fit for free

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If you've held out on buying the Galaxy S5, Vodafone UK has quite the deal for you. The UK carrier is bundling a Gear Fit with every purchase of the Galaxy S5. The deal is active now and will run through June 26.

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