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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha versus iPhone 6

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs iPhone 6

Apple went bigger, Samsung went smaller, both went metal. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha squares off against the iPhone 6!

While the Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the biggest Samsung — and pretty much Android as a whole — challenger to the iPhone when it comes to outright sales, recent weeks have seen a new contender emerge from the Korean phone maker; The Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Samsung went a little smaller — and more than a little metal — with the Galaxy Alpha. By contrast Apple went significantly bigger with the iPhone 6. And both came out at 4.7-inches. What we're left with, then, is the two biggest smartphone makers in the world launching two very closely matched devices at pretty much the same time.

So, how do they stack up against each other?

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2 years ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 29

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 years ago

Samsung brings LTE connectivity to the Galaxy Ace Style, retains entry-level specs

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Samsung launched a new handset in the entry-level Galaxy Ace series, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style LTE. As the name indicates, the device features LTE connectivity and is now available in Germany to the equivalent of $252 (€199).

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2 years ago

Clove launches costly pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

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Clove UK has kicked off pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a unique piece of hardware sporting a curved display on one side of the smartphone. Previous reports suggested the device would be produced as a "limited concept", rather than mass produced like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but Clove announced earlier this month the company would in fact be stocking units for purchase.

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha video walkthrough

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Galaxy Alpha

This past week we put the Samsung Galaxy Alpha through its paces, finding it to be Samsung's best-designed Android phone yet — though not without a couple of issues in other areas. Nevertheless, the Alpha is a big deal for Samsung as it launches its new design language. For a quick five-minute roundup of everything going on with the Alpha — available now in Europe in the U.S. — you'll want to check out our Galaxy Alpha video walkthrough.

Find it after the break.

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2 years ago

A video walkthrough of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7

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We've been playing with the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 for a couple of weeks now since it launched at IFA 2014 and while the full review will be posted early next week, what we've got here is a slimmed down, three minute version.

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2 years ago

In pictures: Sony Xperia Z3 + Z3 Compact versus Z2 + Z1 Compact

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Xperia Z1 Compact, Z2, Z3, Z3 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are upon us, with both devices now available in parts of Europe, and at least one of them likely to hit American shores next month. Sony's rapid-fire release cycle for high-end Android phones results in each generation of phones being the sum of many iterative updates upon the last. That's true of the Z3 series — both phones take their predecessors, the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 Compact, and improve upon them in ways both subtle and substantial.

We'll have more to say on both new Sony phones in the next week, but for now we've rounded up both phones and their forebears for a quick photo shoot. Check it out down below.

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2 years ago

New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video promo is long and full of 'noteisms'

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Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is available for pre-order at all four major US wireless carriers, it would appear that Samsung is stepping up their promotion plans for the upcoming 5.7-inch smartphone with a new, and very long, promotional video.

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2 years ago

Sprint finally begins taking pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Sprint has finally begun taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, becoming the last of the four major US wireless carriers to allow its customers to purchase the 5.7-inch smartphone before its release on October 17.

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2 years ago

There's a reason you're seeing more Google on new Android phones — Google wrote the contracts that way

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If it seems like Google's apps and services have been becoming more prominent on newer Android phones, it's because they are, and Google's mandated it be so. While Android is technically an open source operating system, as the likes of Amazon have shown with their own complete customizations, the version that most of us see comes with stipulations from Google. Namely, if you want the flagship Google Play Store on the new smartphone you're building, you will do as Google demands.

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2 years ago

The new Moto X, as promised, now on Verizon

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OK, folks. If you've been waiting to order a new Moto X on Verizon, today's your day. It'll run you $$499 outright, $99 on a two-year contract or $24.99 a month on Verizon EDGE, and you can a custom model via Moto Maker if you'd prefer.

Be sure to read our complete Moto X review, and swing by our Moto X forums if you've got any more questions.

Check out our picks for best phones on Verizon and best prepaid phones on Verizon!

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2 years ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 26

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 years ago

Sony sends out invites for Oct. 9 NYC event for possible Xperia Z3 announcements

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Sony has sent out invites to select members of the media to attend a press event in New York City on October 9, where the company will likely have some US-based announcements for their new Xperia Z3 smartphone family.

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2 years ago

Archos launches budget themed Platinum Android smartphones starting at $99

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Archos continues to offer consumers new smartphones that don't have a high price tag. Today, the company revealed that it has started selling two new Android KitKat devices from its Platinum brand; the previously revealed 50b Platinum model and the new 45c Platinum smartphone.

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2 years ago

Moto X (2014) Review

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Android's most unassuming smartphone gets even more impressive in its second iteration

There's nothing overly surprising about the new Moto X. Let's just get that out of the way. There's no one real whiz-bang feature that you're going to see repeated in commercials, or hear heralded by bloggers.

No, truth be told, the new Moto X — same name as last year's model — is one of those rare phones that is a near seamless transition from one model to the next.

And you know what? That's not a bad thing at all.

And that's not to say that we don't have a lot to talk about. Because we do, both good and bad. So let's jump into it. This is the Android Central review of the 2014 Motorola Moto X.

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