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1 week ago

Sony Xperia XA Ultra hands-on

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Xperia XA Ultra

Six inches of Sony, and MediaTek — along with some serious camera action — could be the start of another big thing for the Japanese manufacturer's reboot of the Xperia line.

After unveiling the next chapter of its mobile story at Mobile World Congress in the form of the Xperia X series, Sony has today added another member to its Xperia family. The Xperia XA Ultra takes the basis of the XA and upscales it to an enormous 6-inch form factor.

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1 week ago

Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play coming to Canada this summer

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Motorola has announced that the newly revealed Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play smartphones will be released in Canada sometime this summer. Pricing was not revealed.

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1 week ago

Moto X may rebrand as the Moto Z this year

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According to a new report, the Moto X branding may be a thing of the past. It is being reported that this year's phones will release as the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play, a similar naming convention to the current phones except for the Z. This new report follows the one that said the upcoming phones may step into the modular game.

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1 week ago

AT&T Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update is now rolling out

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AT&T is finally pushing the long-awaited Marshmallow update out to those who are sporting the Galaxy S6. That's right, the wait is over, and you can now start downloading the nearly 1.5GB update on your phone. A number of reports from users around the country have surfaced on Reddit, (thanks, XDAdam!) so odds are if you checked for the update you'd be able to grab it as well.

If you have yet to receive the notification for the update, you can check manually for it on your phone. To do so, head into the Settings, then About device and finally check for updates. Once you've received it, be sure to hop in the forums and let us know how you like it!

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs. OnePlus 2: Killing the flagship killer

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs. OnePlus 2

Two phones not particularly in direct competition with consumers, but definitely in the minds of Android enthusiasts.

On the face of it, it seems downright unfair to compare the brand new top-end Galaxy S7 edge to the 10-month old less-expensive OnePlus 2. Most folks looking to spend $350 on the latter aren't also considering dropping $750 on the former. But let's remember the OnePlus 2 marketing message — "2016 Flagship Killer," they called it when it launched mid-summer last year.

So we're going to compare the OnePlus 2 to what is arguably the leading flagship of 2016, the Galaxy S7 edge. Let's see who does the killing.

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1 week ago

Moto G4 and G4 Plus specs

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At a media event in New Delhi, Lenovo unveiled the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Both phones are aimed at the budget segment, and offer Full HD displays for the first time. The octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC powers both handsets, with the key differentiator being the fingerprint sensor, which is present on the G4 Plus. The standard G4 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, while the G4 Plus is available with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active appears again, this time in an interesting gold color

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has surfaced again, this time in a render that shows off an interesting gold color option. Leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks, calls it "desert camo", though the official name is unknown. This is not the first time we have seen the Galaxy S7 Active pop up somewhere, as it recently was shown off in a green camo option with AT&T branding.

The Galaxy S7 Active is likely to follow in the footsteps of the Galaxy S6 Active and remain an AT&T exclusive, as both shots so far have shown the branding. What are your thoughts on this color option? Let us know in the comments!

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2 weeks ago

Moto G4 and G4 Plus unveiled: 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 617

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The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are now official. This year's offerings are Motorola's most robust to date in the budget segment, with the phones featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 617 SoC, 13MP camera (16MP on the G4 Plus) with 5MP shooter at the front along with a 3000mAh battery.

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2 weeks ago

Sony launches Xperia XA Ultra with 16MP front camera, 6-inch display

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Sony is building on the launch of three mid-range Xperia X series phones at MWC with a new model, the Xperia XA Ultra. As the name would lead you to believe, this is a big phone, with a 6-inch display that is dramatically larger than the 5-inch display of the standard XA though it retains the same looks as its smaller sibling.

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia XA Ultra specs

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After releasing the Xperia X, XA and X Performance at MWC 2016, Sony followed up the three mid-rangers with a larger variant, the XA Ultra, packing a huge display and big boost in front-facing camera specs. Outside of the larger screen and improved camera things are basically the same internally as the standard Xperia XA, which isn't necessarily a bad thing when it comes to mid-range devices. You can check out all of the specs for the Xperia XA Ultra right here.

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2 weeks ago

HTC 10 — a second opinion

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Phil with the HTC 10

One of the best phones you can buy in 2016 is now my favorite phone of the year.

Anyone can make a phone out of metal. That's not to say it's easy. But at this point there's nothing particularly special about being a metal phone. Or being a metal unibody phone. Or whatever other marketing language we want to throw at it.

What isn't easy is making a good metal phone. Or a compelling one, actually. You've got metal so thin it feels like plastic. Metal covered in so much paint it feels like plastic. Or a metal phone that looks like every other metal phone out there.

Nobody makes metal phones like HTC, though. Of the company's sins the past few years — and there have been sins — unoriginality isn't one of them. Attention to detail in design isn't, either.

And that brings us to the HTC 10, which quickly was considered by many to be the Taiwanese manufacturer's best smartphone to date, including in our own official review.

I'm inclined to agree. It's not perfect, though, and clad in a bit of marketing wizardry.

This is our second-opinion review of the HTC 10.

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2 weeks ago

LG Stylus 2 makes its way to India, but you probably won't care

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LG has launched the Stylus 2 in the Indian market for ₹20,500. The phone offers a 5.7-inch 720p display, Marshmallow out of the box, and a stylus with a nano-coated tip that's designed to be more precise than its predecessor.

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2 weeks ago

Press render of the Moto G4 leaks ahead of official unveil

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The Moto G4 is slated to make its debut tomorrow, May 17, in India. Ahead of the launch, a press render of the phone has leaked courtesy of Evan Blass. Based on numerous leaks, Motorola is said to offer two variants in the G series this year — the G4 and G4 Plus, with today's render offering a look at the possible differences between the two versions. From the image, it looks like the smaller Moto G4 will not feature a fingerprint scanner at the front.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Desire 820 Marshmallow update brings Sense 7.0 and more

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Should you still be rocking the HTC Desire 820, you'll be thrilled to see that the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now rolling out for it. In addition to bringing it to the latest version of Android, it also bumps it up to HTC's Sense 7.0.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon pushes small security update to the original Droid Turbo

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Droid Turbo owners, you've got a fresh update on its way courtesy of Verizon.

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