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2 weeks ago

Honor 8 now official with dual-camera setup, up to 4GB of RAM

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Huawei sub-brand Honor has announced its latest phone, the Honor 8. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor and a dual-lens rear camera setup. The Honor 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow under the EMUI 4.1 custom software layer.

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2 weeks ago

Where to buy the Sony Xperia X in the UK

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Xperia X

Looking for deals on Sony's latest mainstream flagship phone? You've got plenty of options.

Sony's back this year with a fresh take on what a modern Android phone should be. The Xperia X draws a line under the past several years of Z-series phones, with a refreshed metal design, leaner internals and a familiar camera setup. There's a lot to like, assuming you can find a price point that makes sense for you.

Fortunately we've done some of the legwork for you, digging through the major UK mobile networks and retailers to round up the best places to snap up an Xperia X. Read on.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with curved display surfaces again

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More images of the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 have appeared online, showing off rounded edges on the display, among the things. This batch of images comes from Steve Hemmerstoffer of NowhereElseFr, and the phone looks very similar to the renders that surfaced earlier this month.

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2 weeks ago

Use a Galaxy S7 edge for the best Pokemon Go experience

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Ready to upgrade your phone for a better Pokemon Go experience? Look no further than the Galaxy S7 edge!

There's no doubt that Pokemon Go has had an explosively popular start. The game is being played by folks of every age, and that means there are a lot of users who were perfectly happy with their phone but are now starting to see the need to upgrade. Maybe your battery doesn't last long enough for a full Pokemon Go session, or you're struggling to see the game in sunlight because your display is a little on the old side.

There are plenty of reasons Pokemon Go users are considering an upgrade to make playing the game a little more fun, and after testing the game on all of the current Android phones, it's clear Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is the best phone to use for Pokemon Go. Here's why!

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2 weeks ago

Are all Androids created equal? Software makes a big difference

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Software is the brains of your phone. And just like brain surgery, fixing it isn't easy.

We've talked about how the hardware inside your phone can make a difference when it comes to the user experience. Now it's time to talk about the software.

Software is the single-most important piece of any computer. Whether we're talking about the small computer you keep in your pocket or the room-sized clusters that do things like manage space missions, without software all of those circuits and wires and chips would do nothing. It even takes software to turn your phone on and start it up before you can see it doing anything. No matter how expensive or new the hardware inside your phone is, it would be useless without all the work that went into programming it to do something.

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2 weeks ago

Where to buy the Sony Xperia X Performance in the UK

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Xperia X Performance

It's not easy or cheap, but it is possible to track down Sony's high-end Xperia X Performance in the UK.

As the Sony Xperia X Performance isn't getting a full launch in the UK, your options for getting hold of one are relatively limited. None of the major UK networks are picking up Sony's higher-specced variant of the Xperia X, and you'll find it much easier to track down a regular X than the X Performance. Nevertheless, if you've gotta have that faster CPU and water resistance, here are your options right now.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi sells over 110 million Redmi phones globally

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Xiaomi launched its first Redmi phone in August 2013, and the manufacturer has sold 110 million handsets globally in just under three years. Global VP Hugo Barra shared the details via a tweet, stating that a majority of Redmi users are aged between 22 to 29 years.

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2 weeks ago

Android Pay coming to TSB in late 2016

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Android Pay

Q4 launch for Android Pay confirmed by TSB on Twitter.

Despite the UK-wide rollout of Android Pay in May, some major British high street banks still aren't signed up to the mobile payments service. Among those is TSB, and while the bank has made clear its intentions to support Android Pay at some point in the future, there've been no further details offered until now.

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2 weeks ago

These are the top ASUS phones you need to know

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This is the best that ASUS has to offer.

While ASUS has been making phones for years, it wasn't until the ZenFone 2 that the company was recognized internationally for its good work. Now that we're nearly two years out from that device, ASUS has even more great stuff on the horizon.

Though some models are region-specific, they all have signature ASUS quirks. So which one do you choose? We've done the hard work for you; this is the current list of the best ASUS phones you need to know about.

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2 weeks ago

Check to see if you're covered by the Project Fi network

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Networks, when you think about it, come down to one thing: coverage.

If you're not covered where you live, work and travel ... well, nothing else matters. But in partnering with three U.S. carriers — Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular — Google's Project Fi definitely has an interesting advantage. (And remember you also have calling available over Wi-Fi when you need it.)

But the question stands: Will you have Project Fi coverage where you live? And, of course, there's a handy map for that.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Desire 10 could emerge as next mid-range flagship

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New standard-bearer for mid-range tipped to launch "end of Q3."

Since HTC unveiled a trio of largely forgettable Desire phones back at Mobile World Congress, there's not been much to get excited about from the company's mid-range brand. But that may be about to change, with early rumors suggesting an "HTC Desire 10" is coming.

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2 weeks ago

Today's your last chance to grab a OnePlus 3 before the UK price hike

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New higher price kicks in July 11 following pound's plunge in value.

If you're on the fence about splurging on a OnePlus 3, now would be a good time to make up your mind. As previously announced, from Monday July 11 the UK price will rise to £329. That's due to the falling value of the British pound following the country's recent vote to leave the European Union. Prices in other regions are not affected, nor are OnePlus's other phones and accessories.

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2 weeks ago

The best heavy-duty data plans in the UK

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UK SIMs

The biggest bundles for the data-hungry.

In the relatively short time since the first 4G networks launched in the UK, the way we use our phones has changed drastically. Faster networks make it easier to view rich websites, watch videos and stream music, which in turn means you can burn through a few gigabytes of data in no time.

That's why the major UK networks are offering bigger and bigger data bundles, with buckets in excess of 20GB becoming increasingly common. But it's not always easy to track down all the details, which is why we've done the legwork for you.

Let's take a look.

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2 weeks ago

Where to buy the Sony Xperia X, X Performance, XA and XA Ultra in the U.S.

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Sony Xperia X Performance

The latest round of Sony phones are available in the U.S. — and they can get pricey.

The new Xperia X series covers a broad range of prices, and the only way you're going to get one is buying unlocked away from your carrier. Thankfully Sony has made the proper deals with several different retailers to have all four models — the X, X Performance, XA and XA Ultra — available in a wide variety of colors so you can have your pick from all of the options.

Here's where you can buy the Xperia X series of phones in the U.S. unlocked.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint kills off 'Galaxy Forever' upgrade program for Galaxy S7 edge

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Sprint has quietly killed of its "Galaxy Forever" leasing option for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

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