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9 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Another year, another Samsung Mini — is this one any better?

Even with the arrival of smaller flagship-level handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, "mini" Android smartphones typically occupy the mid-range space. This was the case with last year's Galaxy S4 Mini, and many miniature flagships since, including HTC's One Mini 2. And the same is true of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, which downsizes its specs as well as its display.

But unlike last year's model, 2014's Samsung mini brings over some of its big brother's headline hardware and software features, meaning the user experience is much closer to the premium Galaxy S model this time around. But the GS5 Mini, like the phone upon which it's based, faces more competition than ever at its current price point. So how does it compare? Join us after the break, as we give the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini the full review treatment.

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9 hours ago

Cricket Wireless offers $100 bill credit to T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers

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AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless is going after the current customers of T-Mobile and MetroPCS with a new promotion, offering them a $100 bill credit if they switch their phone number to Cricket.

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9 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha available for UK pre-order starting August 28

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Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK beginning next Thursday, August 28. Customers can order either from the Samsung UK store or selected retail partners. The phone will be available in the UK beginning September 10 at the Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City, while going on sale from retail partners such as Carphone Warehouse beginning September 12.

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10 hours ago

The Case-Mate Tough Case for the HTC One M8

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Case-Mate Tough for HTC One M8

This case gives the HTC One M8 some grip it's sorely lacking

We sometimes joke about using a large phone to bludgeon someone. Or sometimes you'll pack your phone in one of those large "rugged" shells and see what kind of damage you can do. But rarely do we look at one of those form fitting cases as a blunt instrument.

That changes today, with the Case-Mate Tough Case for the HTC One M8.

This sucker is one serious case.

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10 hours ago

Coin, the one credit card to rule them all, now available for backers, sort of

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Coin — the sort of physical digital that aims to replace all the other cards in your wallet — is now available for backers to claim. (We're one of them.) There are a few caveats, though. One is that while the iOS app will be ready Aug. 28, the Android app won't drop until Sept. 25.

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11 hours ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 22, 2014

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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11 hours ago

OnePlus One gets a battery drain bugfix

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If you've got a OnePlus One, be on the lookout for a quick new software update. Officially it "provides critical security updates." Only slightly less officially is that a nagging battery drain should now be nipped in the bud. Version XNPH3RR is rolling out right about ... now.

More: OnePlus One forums

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12 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and dares other smartphones to do the same

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The latest celebrity to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is none other than ... the Samsung Galaxy S5. No, this is not a joke; Samsung' Mobile's official UK YouTube page has posted the footage along with the Android smartphone's challenge to other devices to do the same thing

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13 hours ago

Google Chromecast can be yours for just £18 in the UK

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Google's Chromecast is quite the popular product, which launched in the UK for £30. If you thought this price was a little too steep for what was included in the box, it's now possible to pick up the Chromecast for just £18 – that's almost a 50 percent discount.

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14 hours ago

Samsung explains how the new metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is made

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Samsung has today shared some photos of the new Galaxy Alpha being manufactured, just in case you were wondering just how it's made. The smartphone itself will be a unique option for consumers thanks to its metal body, which is carved from metal using highly advanced machinery. We're always eager to take a quick look at how hardware we use today is made in the factory and as technology continues to advance, the processes utilized to actually produce units is required to keep up.

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