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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for Europe rumored to return to Exynos chipset, this time with LTE

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Samsung's been building their own chipsets for a while, but for their recent high-end devices they've relied almost exclusively on chips from Qualcomm — but the Galaxy Note 4 might shift the tide back over towards Samsung's Exynos processors. While the Exynos processors have been available in both Galaxy Note and Galaxy S-series phones for some time, they've recently been limited to fairly specific markets. The Galaxy Note 3 didn't even launch with an Exynos option in most countries.

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3 years ago

Nexus 5 down to £250 in the UK

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UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is once again selling the Nexus 5 SIM-free, and this time with a substantial discount. The 16GB Nexus 5 is now on sale for £249.95, around £50 off the Google Play Store price, in black, white and eye-melting 'bright red' color options.

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3 years ago

Walnut replaces rosewood as a custom back for Moto X

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Well, that didn't last all that long. Rosewood had been an option as a custom Moto X back for about two weeks now, but it appears to have been replaced by walnut. Bamboo, ebony and teak round out the other three options available at MotoMaker.com.

And that we just wrote any of those sentences seems a bit silly, but whatever. Wood phones are cool.

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3 years ago

LG Lucid 3 review

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With solid performance, gorgeous design and some great software features, the Lucid 3 proves that LG hasn't forgotten the entry-level market. 

With this week’s unveiling of the super-spec’d G3, it’s easy to forget that LG made a name for itself in the Android world with budget-friendly, entry-level devices. Even today, despite its status alongside Samsung and Apple as one of the leading names in mobile technology, LG hasn’t forgotten the budget-conscious market that catapulted it to success.

Enter the LG Lucid 3, the third addition to the Verizon-exclusive Lucid line that blends the high-end style of LG’s G flagship series with lower-end components and internals. The result is a solid, well-built smartphone that costs nothing with a two year contract.

But the Lucid line has always been a victim of its own design – impressive for its  price tag, yet disappointing compared to its better-equipped siblings – and the Lucid 3 is no different. It might be just the LG you and your wallet are looking for, as long as you haven’t spent the week drooling over the G3. 

 

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3 years ago

Kyocera's affordable waterproof LTE-enabled Hydro Icon announced for Boost Mobile

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Interested in a waterproof smartphone, but don't want to splurge on the Galaxy S5? Kyocera's Hydro Icon may just be the device you're looking for. Announced for Boost Mobile, the Hydro Icon will be available from June 17th for $149.99 off-contract.

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3 years ago

Motorola's 'Try Then Buy' promotion runs out, 64 GB Moto X now available

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We hope you were able to snag a promo code for Motorola's Try Then Buy promotion that allows you to create a custom Moto X and try it out for two weeks before you buy for just one cent, as the manufacturer's website lists that all codes have been given out. If you're still interested in getting a Moto X however, we have good news, as Motorola has begun offering the 64 GB version of the handset in the U.S.

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3 years ago

Motorola will build you a custom Moto X to try for two weeks for just a penny

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On Monday, June 9, Motorola will let you build a custom Moto X with Moto Maker, and then ship it to you for a two-week at-home trial. All for just $0.01. That's right, a custom Moto X for two weeks for a penny. That is, just on Monday, and only "while quantities last," though we imagine we're still looking at a good number of phones here.

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3 years ago

This is how Amazon's smartphone will track your face

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In case you were away from the Internet for the past couple of days, you might not know Amazon will be holding a press event in Seattle on June 18. It's more than likely that the briefing will introduce its first smartphone that's rumored to have a screen that creates 3D effects without glasses.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

It's a Galaxy S5, only tougher. A lot tougher.

Behold, the Samsung Galaxy S5 for the hunting set. OK, that's not quite fair — camouflage is but one color you can get the GS5 Active in — gray, red and green are other options — but how can you not go for camo, right?

So what we have here is basically your standard Galaxy S5, hardened even beyond the IP67 rating of the original with some MIL-spec 810G thrown in. Basically, a rougher, tougher Galaxy S5.

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3 years ago

NVIDIA 'P2570' hits FCC, could be updated Shield handheld

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Being about a year since NVIDIA launched its Tegra 4-powered Shield gaming handheld, we're about due an updated model, and a new NVIDIA gadget passing through the FCC certainly seems to fit the bill. Dubbed the "P2570" (the OG Shield was P2450), the new device sure looks like a new version of the chipmaker's standalone gaming device.

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3 years ago

HTC One 'Remix' bound for Verizon looks like a One Mini 2 with a Verizon logo

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It was a few weeks ago that we first heard about the HTC One 'Remix' coming to Verizon, a supposed Verizon variant of the HTC One Mini 2. That render was drenched in bright blue, a surprising choice for a phone on Big Red. The new render from evleaks is quite a bit more reined in for its supposed 2014 debut

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3 years ago

LG L70 bound for Cricket

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Cricket is bringing in another entry-level device into the fold called the LG Optimus L70 real soon. This one has already landed on MetroPCS after making its debut at Mobile World Congress.

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3 years ago

AT&T HTC One M7 now getting Sense 6 update

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AT&T has joined Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile by offering a Sense 6 update to their HTC One M7. Some of our people in the forums have already spotted the rollout on their devices, and marks the last of the major American carriers to get the update. Worldwide, we've already seen this update come to Canada and Europe.

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3 years ago

OnePlus One Review

A phone with top-notch specs and user experience doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Google has proven this with its last few Nexus devices, Motorola has reinvented itself on the principle, and countless lesser-known Chinese manufacturers have been doing it for years. The latest to launch its company (and an insane marketing hype machine) on this principle is OnePlus with the release of its first phone, the OnePlus One.

Following what felt like an eternity (a few months, in reality) of marketing hype over social media and some hand-picked journalists, OnePlus finally dropped all of the details on the OnePlus One. The company's mantra of "Never Settle" set high expectations for a phone that was also set to have an amazing price, and in the end it surprisingly met many of those lofty goals.

The OnePlus One has industry-leading specs across the board, with a huge high-resolution screen, top-of-the-line processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of storage, solid build quality, customization-friendly CyanogenMod OS and a genuinely shocking $299 unlocked starting price. That all seems too good to be true, so what's the catch? Well, despite the company's philosophy, no phone is perfect — but the One still has a lot going for it.

Click on through to read the full Android Central review of the OnePlus One — it's time to answer if you really can get away with not settling.

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3 years ago

RadioShack offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for just $79 on-contract the next two weeks

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As the world enters the summer months, there's also usually a big slowdown in terms of new mobile hardware product launches. However, there are some deals to be found on current devices. One of them can be found at RadioShack which is currently running a promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S5 for the price of $79.

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