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3 weeks ago

Best Unlocked Phone

Best Unlocked Android Phones

When buying unlocked, our top pick doesn't change — the Google Pixel is the best phone you can buy.

Andrew Martonik Andrew has been a mobile enthusiast since the Windows Mobile days, and covering all things Android-related with a unique perspective at Android Central since 2012. For suggestions and updates, you can reach him at andrew.martonik@androidcentral.com or on Twitter at @andrewmartonik.

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Best overall

Google Pixel

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When you're buying an unlocked phone, our recommendation is unchanged from our overall best Android phone pick: it's the Google Pixel. Google's first own-branded phone is absolutely hit in just about every way, from its understated hardware design to its lightning fast performance, full-day battery life and of course its top-of-the-line camera.

The Pixel does everything simply faster than the competition, and does so while integrating with all of Google's excellent services. It's also going to be the most up-to-date in terms of software, getting monthly security updates and also being at the front of the line for big platform jumps.

You'll pay for the privilege, but if you want the slickest and cleanest Android phone that you can buy unlocked and pick your carrier(s) later, the Pixel is the way to go.

Bottom line: For the fastest, simplest and best-supported experience, you can't go wrong with Google's own phone.

One more thing: You can opt for the 5.5-inch Pixel XL if you want more screen to work with and longer battery life.

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3 weeks ago

Any.do takes on Todoist's productivity smarts with AI-powered Assistant

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Any.do is back for another round of productiveness.

Any.do has been around since the HTC Evo 4G was the best phone you could buy. I'll just let that sink in for a second.

The productivity app has long been known for its attractive yet spare interface, gesture-friendly controls and extensive feature set, but in recent years has been surpassed by Todoist, Wunderlist and a host of competitors in one main area: context-based assistance.

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3 weeks ago

Best Android Video Camera

LG V20

If video recording is your thing, then look no further than the LG V20 — it offers unique shooting options, manual controls and the best audio capture available.

Andrew Martonik Andrew has been a mobile enthusiast since the Windows Mobile days, and covering all things Android-related with a unique perspective at Android Central since 2012. For suggestions and updates, you can reach him at andrew.martonik@androidcentral.com or on Twitter at @andrewmartonik.

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Best overall

LG V20

LG V20

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The LG V20 builds on its predecessor's vision of offering a fantastic imaging experience — and that goes for both still shots and video. Right from the start the V20 stands out because it offers you both a standard and wide-angle lens, giving you unique shooting options — you can even switch between the two in the same video if you want.

Beyond that, you're getting the highest quality available — 4K shooting and HDR video are included here. And if you keep it locked to 1080p, you get the V20's advanced electronic image stabilization to smooth out otherwise-shaky video when you're on the move. No matter how you record, you're getting the best possible audio here as well, with mics that can record the loudest noise of any phone out there.

The biggest feature for video junkies is the Manual video mode, which lets you tweak any setting you can imagine for some pro-level stuff if you want to go all-out and mount the V20 on a tripod rig.

Bottom line: For the most video options and the best possible quality, the LG V20 is the phone you want.

One more thing: The V20 is only on sale in some regions right now, with U.S. availability coming soon. If you want one in the States, you'll have to wait a bit longer.

Why the LG V20 is the best

When it comes to recording video, the LG V20 really has it all. Not only does it work well for the basics like just tapping record and watching whatever's in front of you unfold, but it can also go far beyond that with manual controls and advanced features.

It's an excellent all-around video camera without any compromises.

For the basics, the V20 offers 4K video recording as well as HDR, and when you shoot in the standard 1080p resolution you get LG's most advanced electronic image stabilization (in combination with the hardware OIS) to smooth out video when you're moving around. It's quick to start capturing and video looks great. You also get your choice of a standard or wide-angle lens, which can offer interesting shooting styles that you don't get from any other phone.

And what really makes the LG V20 stand out is its Manual video mode. This mode has everything you want, and a bunch of stuff that even the pros won't need to touch. You can change your shutter speed, ISO, focal distance, bitrate and more. You also get hi-fi audio recording from the built-in mics, which can handle even the loudest concerts or sporting events that you want to capture.

The LG V20 is an excellent all-around video camera without any compromises, and it's also paired with some great photo capabilities to boot. If you need a phone that does great video, the V20 is your choice.

Best stabilization

Google Pixel

Google Pixel

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Though the V20 still takes our top spot because of its vast number of manual controls, the Google Pixel is a close second thanks to its amazing electronic image stabilization. Rather than using OIS (optical image stabilization) to physically smooth out the lens movement, Google's software reads the Pixel's various sensors to adjust and stabilize the picture completely in software.

The results are amazing, to the point where video shot on the Pixel looks like it's being stabilized by a tripod even when they're shot by hand. The video stabilization works automatically, even when shooting in 4K resolution. Beyond the stabilization, the Pixel can also shoot slow-motion video at up to 240 fps, which is extremely impressive.

Bottom line: For the smoothest possible video without any additional accessories, the Google Pixel is the best choice.

One more thing: For the exact same video experience in a larger size (with a higher price), consider the 5.5-inch Pixel XL.

Best for simplicity

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

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The Galaxy S7 is one of our favorite overall cameras, and for many of the same reasons it's a runner-up here as a video camera pick. The Galaxy S7 has a great sensor and lens that can handle 4K and HDR video, as well as electronically stabilized 1080p video. It's amazingly quick to start up and get to your recording, and has lots of built-in shooting modes for features like slow-mo and timelapse.

The Galaxy S7 falls to number two on this list because it doesn't offer the manual shooting offerings of the LG V20, nor does it have the same level of electronic stabilization or the audio recording capabilities that the top pick here does. That doesn't mean the Galaxy S7 isn't a great video camera — it just means it isn't the absolute best. If you're looking for the best combination of both pictures and video, the Galaxy S7 is still worth considering.

Bottom line: The Galaxy S7 offers all of the best video features you want, but doesn't have the more advanced shooting modes and audio recording of the V20.

One more thing: The Galaxy S7 is a bit too small for some people, so if you want the same video capabilities in a larger 5.5-inch display, consider the Galaxy S7 edge.

Conclusion

For the best possible video recording, from quick shots to long planned-out movies, the LG V20 has everything you need. It's a great phone for photos, too, making it a complete package.

Best overall

LG V20

LG V20

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The LG V20 builds on its predecessor's vision of offering a fantastic imaging experience — and that goes for both still shots and video. Right from the start the V20 stands out because it offers you both a standard and wide-angle lens, giving you unique shooting options — you can even switch between the two in the same video if you want.

Beyond that, you're getting the highest quality available — 4K shooting and HDR video are included here. And if you keep it locked to 1080p, you get the V20's advanced electronic image stabilization to smooth out otherwise-shaky video when you're on the move. No matter how you record, you're getting the best possible audio here as well, with mics that can record the loudest noise of any phone out there.

The biggest feature for video junkies is the Manual video mode, which lets you tweak any setting you can imagine for some pro-level stuff if you want to go all-out and mount the V20 on a tripod rig.

Bottom line: For the most video options and the best possible quality, the LG V20 is the phone you want.

One more thing: The V20 is only on sale in some regions right now, with U.S. availability coming soon. If you want one in the States, you'll have to wait a bit longer.

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3 weeks ago

OnePlus 3T now available to pre-order on O2 UK

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On-contract prices start at £31 per month.

O2 UK has officially kicked off pre-orders for the OnePlus 3T ahead of the street date of November 28. The exclusive UK carrier partner for the souped-up OnePlus 3 successor has both the 64GB and 128GB models available online, in the new "gunmetal" color option. Prices start at £31 per month and £9.99 upfront for a mere 500MB data allowance, rising to £52 per month for a hefty 30GB bundle. (That's for the 64GB base model.)

In addition, eager fans can get their hands on the OnePlus 3T a little early, as O2 will be hosting a pop-up event next Thursday afternoon in London.

The OnePlus 3T will be available in O2 stores and online from 28 November, with O2's 134 Oxford Street London store hosting an exclusive OnePlus pop-up event from 3:02pm on Thursday 24 November.

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OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

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3 weeks ago

Confirmed: OnePlus 3 to be discontinued in favor of new 3T model

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OnePlus 3

When it's gone, it's gone.

With the arrival of the OnePlus 3T — a new mid-cycle refresh of the OnePlus 3 — some have been wondering what the future holds for OnePlus's original (and more affordable) flagship phone. Well, the short version is: It's going away, and it's not coming back.

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3 weeks ago

A Galaxy S7 exploded in Canada, but let's not freak out

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A Galaxy S7 has reportedly exploded. Let's talk about it.

It's a sobering thought: you're driving down the street and you feel your pocket start to get hot. You instinctively pad it down, realize it's your phone and take it out. The phone then starts smoking, bursting into flames as you hold it. You try to safely get to the side of the road while still holding this flaming piece of metal and glass. It burns you as you do this, so you open the window and throw the phone outside, as flames consume it from within. Later, after being bandaged and treated for second-degree burns, you retrieve the piece of wreckage and begin to make sense of the madness.

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3 weeks ago

Best Modular Phone

Moto Z Droid

A modular phone lets you connect accessories to add new features make it even better. Here are the best choices right now.

Best Overall

Moto Z / Moto Z Force

Moto Z

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Motorola's latest flagship phones come with a standard load out of high-end specs — a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a pretty decent (though not trailblazing) 13-megapixel camera and an attractive, super-thin metal design. But what makes these phones special are the mods — modular attachments which snap to the back of the phone thanks to the magic of magnetism. There are mods for increasing your battery capacity, adding a high-quality speaker, turning your phone into a mini projector, or adding an optically-zooming camera. And any mods you buy now will also work with next year's Moto phones.

You also benefit from Moto's lightweight Android UI, which (aside from the expected Verizon bloatware apps) doesn't bog you down with unnecessary features or an obnoxious third-party software skin. The Verizon-exclusive Moto Z Force gives you a shatterproof display and a bigger battery, as well as all the benefits of the regular Moto Z, in a slightly thicker chassis.

Bottom line: Moto does modular support right, with some really interesting and useful mods, and an easy mechanism for swapping them in and out.

One more thing: There's no headphone jack, so you'll need to use a USB-C dongle to connect most headphones to the Moto Z. #donglelife

Why the Moto Z + Z Force are the best

Modularity done right.

Without the mods, the Moto Z might have been yet another decent high-end smartphone. But the mods change all that, allowing Moto to build out meaningful functionality in a series of surprisingly great accessories. If you just want to add some visual flair to the phone, Moto's Style Shells are for you. There are a couple of great battery mods available, including wireless charging options. Even the seemingly ludicrous pico projector mod could be useful for road warriors.

Who says smartphones are becoming boring?

Best mid-range

Moto Z Play

Moto Z Play

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The Moto Z Play is what you get if you take the central idea of the Moto Z and re-engineer it as a really solid mid-range Android phone. It uses Qualcomm's super-efficient Snapdragon 625 chip, paired with 3GB of RAM and a hefty 3,600mAh battery, delivering outstanding longevity. The 5.5-inch display gets bumped down to 1080p, but still looks great. And there's a glass back now, as opposed to the Moto Z's metal unibody.

Fortunately, the Z Play uses the same ecosystem of mods as the regular Moto Z, so you can expand its functionality just as much as other phones in the series.

Bottom line: Forget last year's disappointing Moto X Play. The Moto Z Play is legit — a great mid-range smartphone even without the mods.

One More thing: With its gigantic battery and power-sipping CPU, the Moto Z Play is among the best Android phones out there for battery life.

Best non-Moto

LG G5

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LG's first shot at a modular smartphone is a decent all-rounder, although the Korean firm's ecosystem of modular "Friends" isn't as robust as what we've seen for the Moto Z. You're basically looking at a camera grip, which doubles as an extra battery, a hi-fi audio module, and... that's basically it. (Unless you count the bundled bottom segment, which does nothing in particular.)

At least you get cutting-edge specs: A Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and an excellent 16-megapixel rear camera, backed up by a wide-angle 8-megapixel shooter. The G5 is stronger as an all-round smartphone than it is as a showcase for modularity, but it's still a decent buy — particularly with recent price cuts.

Bottom-line: The G5's modular setup isn't as polished as Moto's, but it does boast a battery camera and a more hand-friendly form factor.

One more thing: The G5 also comes with the benefit of a fully removable battery, something of a rarity in smartphones these days.

Conclusion

Motorola has taken modular smartphones beyond a mere concept, and shown how you can build out modularity in a way that's easy to use, and adds value. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force will both give you the best modular experience available, thanks to snap-on accessories that are simple to attach, and do a bunch of cool stuff. Beyond that, they're just good, enjoyable phones to use in their own right.

Best Overall

Moto Z / Moto Z Force

Moto Z

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Motorola's latest flagship phones come with a standard load out of high-end specs — a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a pretty decent (though not trailblazing) 13-megapixel camera and an attractive, super-thin metal design. But what makes these phones special are the mods — modular attachments which snap to the back of the phone thanks to the magic of magnetism. There are mods for increasing your battery capacity, adding a high-quality speaker, turning your phone into a mini projector, or adding an optically-zooming camera. And any mods you buy now will also work with next year's Moto phones.

You also benefit from Moto's lightweight Android UI, which (aside from the expected Verizon bloatware apps) doesn't bog you down with unnecessary features or an obnoxious third-party software skin. The Verizon-exclusive Moto Z Force gives you a shatterproof display and a bigger battery, as well as all the benefits of the regular Moto Z, in a slightly thicker chassis.

Bottom line: Moto does modular support right, with some really interesting and useful mods, and an easy mechanism for swapping them in and out.

One more thing: There's no headphone jack, so you'll need to use a USB-C dongle to connect most headphones to the Moto Z. #donglelife

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3 weeks ago

Best Phone For VR

You don't need a Vive or an Oculus Rift to experience great VR. A Galaxy S7 will do just fine.

Listen, we get it: You don't have space for an immersive virtual reality experience like the HTC Vive, nor do you want to shell out upwards of $600 for a fancy Oculus Rift setup. Thankfully, you don't have to—at least, not for the headset. If you've already got a high-end flagship in your hands from the likes of Samsung or Google, chances are it's ready for VR.

Right now, Samsung's Gear VR is leading the charge. It's in households and on roller coasters. And it's an affordable $99 for Oculus-blessed virtual reality.

Best Overall

Samsung Galaxy S7

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We have to pick the latest and greatest from Samsung for virtual reality. The Galaxy S7 launched alongside Samsung's first big Gear VR headset push, which features a responsive D-pad button on the unit, and a slightly wider field of view than Google Cardboard. The S7 itself comes with top of the line specifications, including a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, as well as a substantial 3000 mAh battery.

Samsung has also been touting its Vulkan API graphics compatibility precisely because it'll make games run more smoothly, which should translate to virtual reality, too. And since it sports a smaller 5-inch Super AMOLED display with ridiculous 534ppi density, you'll have fewer opportunities to observe the "screen door effect" in VR.

Bottom line: If virtual reality is your main concern from your next smartphone, the Galaxy S7 is the one to consider.

One more thing: Samsung offers this phone in three colors, and they will all function the same in either version of the Gear VR.

Why the Galaxy S7 is the best

Big, beautiful, and well-equipped for virtual reality.

The Galaxy S7 is the best precisely because it's fully equipped to deal with all that virtual reality requires: a powerful processor, a capable graphics processor, and enough memory to handle rendering the visuals on screen. It's also worth nothing that Samsung's offers the most established virtual reality ecosystem at the moment. The company has been actively commissioning interactive games and video content for the Gear VR over the years, and it's been pushing headsets as add-ons with every new device launch. The Gear VR will surely be around for a while, and if you're already a Samsung user, it's a great way to become acquainted with virtual reality.

Best battery life

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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You need a VR machine that can keep you in the zone for a long time. The Galaxy S7 edge's 3600 mAh battery is about two percent larger than the Note 7's, but it lasts that much longer. Every little bit counts when you're in a virtual reality.

Inside, the Galaxy S7 Edge is essentially the same hardware as the rest of the Galaxy family of smartphones that have launched this year. It also offers a beautiful 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and powerful processor.

Bottom line: It's bigger than the Galaxy S7, but the curved display may have some unintended negative consequences in some VR experiences.

One more thing: The Galaxy S7 edge works with the second-gen Gear VR headset, too!

Best Daydream phone

Google Pixel/Pixel XL

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We certainly couldn't ignore the fact that Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are the next big thing to happen to virtual reality. With its launch came the arrival of Daydream, Google's next step into virtual reality. Daydream is a comfortable alternative to Samsung's Gear VR. It's easy to set up, light to wear, and comes in an array of neat colors. You can read more about it here.

The only real downside to using Daydream View right now is a limited number of apps and games. This is a platform Google will work hard to grow over the next couple of months, but for now it's a limitation that isn't found elsewhere.

Bottom line: Daydream has the potential to be the best VR platform powered by a phone once there are more apps and games available. If you're using VR potential as a barometer for your next phone choice, the Pixel XL should eventually offer you quite a bit.

One more thing: Daydream View comes with the only controller you'll ever need in order to enjoy every experience.

Best Overall

Samsung Galaxy S7

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We have to pick the latest and greatest from Samsung for virtual reality. The Galaxy S7 launched alongside Samsung's first big Gear VR headset push, which features a responsive D-pad button on the unit, and a slightly wider field of view than Google Cardboard. The S7 itself comes with top of the line specifications, including a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, as well as a substantial 3000 mAh battery.

Samsung has also been touting its Vulkan API graphics compatibility precisely because it'll make games run more smoothly, which should translate to virtual reality, too. And since it sports a smaller 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with ridiculous 534ppi density, you'll have fewer opportunities to observe the "screen door effect" in VR.

Bottom line: If virtual reality is your main concern from your next smartphone, the Galaxy S7 is the one to consider.

One more thing: Samsung offers this phone in three colors, and they will all function the same in either version of the Gear VR.

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3 weeks ago

OnePlus 3T is coming to O2 UK — just weeks after its predecessor

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OnePlus 3

UK carrier partnership to continue with new, upgraded OnePlus 3T model.

OnePlus and O2 made waves with their partnership to bring the OnePlus 3 to British store shelves, including the option to buy on contract. And it looks like the partnership will continue with the OnePlus 3T, as the carrier has confirmed that it'll "exclusively" range the mid-cycle refresh from OnePlus.

Pre-orders begin November 17 ahead of the November 28 street date. OnePlus fans will also be able to get the phone early at a pop-up event O2 will be hosting in London. The event at will kick off at 3:02pm next Thursday, 24 November at O2's 134 Oxford Street store.

Tariffs for the 64GB version include £31 per month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data, and £42 per month for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5GB of data. Both tariffs come with a £9.99 upfront payment. The 64GB version will also be available for a one off payment of £417.99.

Tariffs for the 128GB version include £33 per month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data, and £44 per month for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5GB of data. Both tariffs come with no upfront payment. The 128GB version will also be available for a one off payment of £456.

O2's pricing has always tracked slightly higher than OnePlus's, so the above pricing isn't too surprising. That said, it pushes OnePlus's latest offering closer to traditional high-end phone pricing than ever before.

It's unclear whether the OnePlus 3T will completely replace the OnePlus 3 on O2 store shelves — the timing of the 3T launch has it coming to O2 stores less than two months after its predecessor first went on sale through the network.

The OnePlus 3T brings a few important spec bumps to the table, including a Snapdragon 821 processor, a bigger 3,400mAh battery and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Bought direct from OnePlus, it sells for £70 more than the regular OnePlus 3, at £399.

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OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

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3 weeks ago

No, Samsung probably isn't going to sell refurbished Note 7s in 2017

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Galaxy Note 7

Resurfaced report claiming Samsung will sell refurbed versions of exploding handset actually dates back to September.

Are you ready for a bizarre footnote in the Galaxy Note 7 saga? First picked up by SamMobile and attributed to Korean outlet The Investor (which has made its name in recent weeks with some questionable Galaxy S8 rumors), the story goes that notoriously fire-prone handset might go on sale again in 2017 — at least in emerging markets like India and Vietnam.

[Samsung] is expected to sell the refurbished products of its handset from next year, according to sources. "Samsung has not made a final decision yet, but it will likely sell the refurbished Note 7 units next year," an industry source said. The source anticipated the refurbished handsets will be mostly sold in emerging markets such as India and Vietnam where low-end and mid-range smartphones are popular.

Except that probably won't happen. The story has been picked up by multiple outlets in recent days, however the original source is a report dated September 26, a few weeks before the Note 7 was killed off for good. Back when the original story was published — with supposedly "safe" Note 7s being sent out to consumers under the recall program — it was absolutely realistic that Samsung might want to replace the internals of the old "unsafe" models and sell them on as refurbs. Right now, after a second recall and subsequent cancellation? No way.

As it stands, there's no such thing as a "safe" Note 7, and a full-page ad run in U.S. newspapers last week suggested the company was still investigating what was making the phones go boom.

So the Note 7 is still dead, and probably isn't ever going back on sale. All the standard arguments against a return for the product still apply. The Note 7 is a joke, and its brand is terminally damaged. Samsung is surely hoping to just sweep the whole thing under some kind of giant, fire-retardant rug at this point, and instead focus on the Galaxy S8.

Update: Samsung declined to comment on the report, saying it doesn't comment on rumor or speculation. We've also updated this article to clarify that the original source dates back to late September.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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3 weeks ago

Huawei Mate 9 review: Even with unfinished software, Huawei's best ever phone

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Huawei Mate 9

Huawei's gigantic new flagship is off to a promising start, even on pre-release software. And it's an update away from being a really great handset.

With the spectacular failure of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes an opportunity for everyone else with a big-screened Android phone to sell. A major competitor in the world of "phablets" has been taken out of the game, and China's Huawei stands to benefit handsomely from Samsung's misfortune.

The company's long-running Mate series — itself a reaction to the success of the Note line, back in the day — has carved itself out a niche among consumers who appreciate its metal construction, enormous displays and epic battery life.

The new Mate 9 continues the family line — a slightly slimmer, smarter version of last year's Mate 8, with upgraded internals and a new dual camera setup courtesy of imaging partner Leica. Just as important as any hardware upgrade is the new EMUI 5 software, which is the biggest overhaul to Huawei's UI in years, bringing with it Android 7.0 Nougat.

But there's more than one Mate 9 model this time around. Alongside the vanilla 5.9-inch Mate 9 (with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage), Huawei will release a limited edition Porsche Design Mate 9, with a 5.5-inch curved AMOLED display, and a capacious 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

We've had a little over a week to get to know both the sensible and ludicrous Mate 9 models in the form of pre-release devices given to us by Huawei. They're running non-final software with a few bugs, and will be getting a software update before launch. Nevertheless, we've seen enough to come to some early conclusions. So here's what we think so far...

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3 weeks ago

OnePlus 3T is official: Mid-cycle bump adds new processor, bigger battery and $40 to price

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OnePlus 3T

Less than 6 months after launch, the OnePlus 3 gets a refresh with new specs and a higher price.

OnePlus has really led the charge in the popularity of high-end phones being sold at a mid-range price, and it's doing something interesting with the mid-cycle refresh of its latest flagship the OnePlus 3. The new model is simply called the OnePlus 3T, and it brings some new internal specs, a fresh color option and new software to what is already regarded as one of the best phones you can buy for just $400.

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3 weeks ago

OnePlus 3T vs. OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

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OnePlus 3

Here are the differences between the original OnePlus 3 and its mid-cycle replacement.

To lay it down from the start: not much has changed from the five-month-old OnePlus 3 to the new OnePlus 3T. Externally, things are identical between the two aside from a new color option. Internally is where you'll find the subtle (yet important) changes, though most of the internal specs remain unchanged as well.

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3 weeks ago

OnePlus 3T specs: Snapdragon 821, 3400 mAh battery and 128GB storage option

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OnePlus 3T

From the outside, things look dead identical to the original OnePlus 3 — so it's what's on the inside that counts.

For this mid-cycle refresh, OnePlus has focused on bumping the specs and adding a few extra hardware features to the OnePlus 3T. The core of the experience in terms of external hardware, display and main camera components remain unchanged. But internally we have some new additions with a better processor, new front camera, 128GB storage option and a larger battery.

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3 weeks ago

Huawei Mate 9 Pro is a Porsche Design Mate 9 without the Porsche branding

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Huawei Mate 9 Pro

No word on any release outside of China for now.

Huawei has announced a third variant of its new Mate 9 for its home market of China, following the announcement of the regular Mate 9 and its pricey Porsche Design-branded sibling. As Gizchina reports, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro is basically a Porsche Design Mate 9 without the Porsche branding and sleek black paint job. And there are a few internal hardware tweaks, too.

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