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1 week ago

The Honor 5X starts rolling out to Best Buy stores

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Best Buy has announced that the Honor 5X is now rolling out to its retail stores across the United States. The company hopes to have the 5X out in 590 of its stores by Sunday, June 19. The phone starts at $199.99 unlocked, and comes in gray, silver, and gold.

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1 week ago

OnePlus 3 review: Finally all grown up

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OnePlus 3

The quick take

OnePlus is finally ready to join the big leagues with the OnePlus 3. Gone are the days of justifying missing features with a cheap price, and no longer can we give it a pass for its upstart-style of operation. The OnePlus 3 is the real deal, ready to be compared and evaluated as the flagship phone that it is. It isn't going to wow you with oodles of new features or headline-grabbing, never-before-seen experiences — it's just a downright great smartphone, and that's precisely what most people are looking for.

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1 week ago

Spec showdown: OnePlus 3 versus the 2016 flagship competition

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See how the new OnePlus 3 compares to the leading devices of 2016.

Each time a new top-end phone comes out, there's no shortage of comparisons to be made. From software to camera to design, we can debate all day — but there's less wiggle room when you look at the straight-up spec sheets between the phones. There's no doubt that the OnePlus 3 is aiming to compete with the highest of the high-end phones out today, and so we've compiled a comparative spec table to show you how all of the line items stack up.

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1 week ago

Spec comparison: OnePlus 3 vs. OnePlus 2 vs. OnePlus One

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We're now in our third year of OnePlus flagships — here's how the full set of specs from each generation stack up.

Three years in, and we can start to see some patterns in the specs that OnePlus values in its phones. Some things haven't changed, like sticking to a 5.5-inch screen, a top-end processor and available 64GB of internal storage. Other specs have bumped up, with the OnePlus 3 having double the RAM of the original OnePlus One, as well as a higher-resolution camera, and a few additional specs like NFC, USB-C and fast charging support.

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1 week ago

OnePlus 3 specs

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Just about every line item is filled here.

OnePlus has always been known for offering solid specs for an affordable price, and the OnePlus 3 is no exception. The difference this time around is that there aren't as many "gotcha" missing little features — this is a stacked spec sheet for sure.

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1 week ago

OnePlus 3 announced: Aluminum body, 6GB RAM and $399 invite-free

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OnePlus 3

The latest high-end device from OnePlus takes things to a new level, and its highest price point yet.

After weeks of teases and a handful of solid leaks, we finally have the official announcement of the OnePlus 3, the latest in the high-end-but-affordable line of phones from OnePlus. The OnePlus 3 aims to carry on the legacy of its predecessors with all of the big specs and performance that you expect out of a flagship phone, but for a lower price — and has always been the case, you get great performance and a simple software experience.

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1 week ago

Five things I learned traveling with the Galaxy S7 edge

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Galaxy S7 travel

Travel revelations from Samsung's latest phone.

Nothing taxes a smartphone like travel, and the past month has been a unique chance for me to push my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to its limits. I've been on the road for a little over three weeks — first covering Google I/O in Mountain View, Calif., then a quick stop-over in Seattle, then on to Taipei, Taiwan, for the Computex show. During that time I've been pushing the phone about as far as it'll go every day, taking photos, constantly keeping in touch with teams on the ground and people back home, and shooting countless photos.

So what I have I learned through all this? Well ...

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1 week ago

Xiaomi Redmi 3S makes its debut with Snapdragon 430 SoC, 4100mAh battery for $105

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Xiaomi has launched a new version of the Redmi 3, the Redmi 3S, in China. The entry-level phone — which has a fingerprint sensor at the back — is available in two variants: a base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage for ¥699 ($106), and a version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage for ¥899 ($136).

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1 week ago

Android Pay in the UK: Everything you need to know

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Android Pay

Want to pay for stuff in the UK using Android Pay? Great! Here's what you need to know.

Android Pay is Google's mobile payments service, and it's now live in the UK. Much like Apple Pay, this means that if you have a supported handset and your bank allows it, you can securely pay for things in the real world without fumbling around for cards or cash.

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1 week ago

How to follow Euro 2016 on Android in the UK

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Euro 2016 apps

The best Android apps for keeping up to date with the tournament.

UEFA Euro 2016 is one of Europe's biggest sporting events, with 24 teams clashing over the next month in France. As with all major sporting events, your phone can be an invaluable resource for helping you not only watch matches themselves, but stay up-to-date when you're away from the sofa, the desk or the pub.

We've rounded up a few top choices for following Euro 2016 in the coming weeks.

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1 week ago

Unlocked HTC 10 gets firmware update, June security patch

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If you've got an unlocked HTC 10 in North America you should be waking up to a firmware update this morning.

The 304-megabyte update takes things to software version 1.80.617.1. Here's the official changelog:

  • Android Security Patches (June 1, 2016)
  • Bug Fixes
  • System Stability Improvements

While HTC should get kudos for quickly updating the M10 to the most recent security patch, we still have to grumble a bit that it doesn't actually show the patch level in the phone's "About" section. That's something HTC needs to change.

Additionally, HTC updated its camera app for the M10 over the weekend. That changelog reads thusly:

  • Improvements to RAW capture experience.
  • Improved main/front camera switching.
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes.

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2 weeks ago

Lenovo Vibe K5 lands in India for ₹6,999

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Continuing its rebranding push, Lenovo has launched the successor to the A6000 in India, the Vibe K5. The phone retails for ₹6,999, and brings Dolby Atmos — a feature that made its debut on the mid-range Vibe X3 — to the budget segment through two stereo speakers.

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2 weeks ago

This is how you update a Moto Mod

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Quick and simple. Just how we like it.

A dumb accessory on a very smart phone doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Motorola's Moto Mods for the Moto Z aren't dumb in the slightest. And perhaps more important is that they can become smarter.

We caught one of the Moto Mods in need of an update. And since we're the sort who just can't let an update go unupdated, we updated it.

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2 weeks ago

Quick comparison: Moto Z versus Moto X Pure Edition

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A comparison is worth a thousand words.

Lenovo's latest smartphone, the Moto Z, is a huge departure in both style and substance from its immediate predecessor. But are all the changes for the better? Let's take a quick look at how the brand new Moto Z lines up against its predecessor, the Moto X Pure Edition, in our (admittedly brief) time spent with the phones together.

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2 weeks ago

Lenovo ZUK Z1 versus Moto G4 Plus: Customizability takes on reliability

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Lenovo ZUK Z1 versus Moto G4 Plus

There has never been a better time to be in the market for a budget phone.

Lenovo is aggressively targeting the Indian market, a fact evidenced by the amount of phones launched by the Chinese manufacturer this year. The vendor is focusing on two product lineups — the Moto series, and the Vibe series. Then there's ZUK, which started off as an in-house project, and is now slowly gaining traction.

With the Moto G4 Plus, Lenovo ushered in key changes on the hardware front, while retaining the stock Android software experience. Meanwhile, the Lenovo Z1 is aimed at enthusiast users, offering the highly customizable Cyanogen OS out of the box.

Want to know which phone comes out on top? Let's find out.

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