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3 years ago

LG G3 versus Samsung Galaxy S5

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LG G3 versus Samsung Galaxy S5

Korean electronics giants Samsung and LG compete in just about every area in which they operate. In the smartphone space, though, Samsung's Android-powered lineup remains top dog. Not only is it the world's top handset manufacturer, but it's Galaxy range, headed by the Galaxy S5, also represents the most familiar face of Android in the eyes of consumers. LG has had a comparatively shaky start in the smartphone world, but in past week it's finally brought its most compelling handset yet, the LG G3, to the U.S. market.

With eye-catching specs like a 5.5-inch "quad HD" display and an impressive optically-stabilized camera, the LG G3 represents one of the more credible challengers to the incumbent Samsung. But the GS5 itself is Samsung's strongest flagship yet — the manufacturer's first proper water-resistant flagship, with a built-in heart rate monitor and biometric security to boot. We've had both devices in our hands for some time now, so it's time to put them head to head and see how they compare.

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3 years ago

LG G3 Beat brings familiar styling with mid-range specs

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LG G3 Beat brings familiar styling with mid-range specs

LG tonight announced its expected mid-ranger of the year, and it's got a familiar name. The LG G3 Beat — that's its Korean name; in Europe and the CIS it'll be known as the "LG G3 s" — brings along a 5-inch display at 720p, an 8MP camera — and a lower price. It also carries with it the looks of its big brother, the LG G3. (You can see both in the image above.)

The G3 Beat sports a 2,540 mAh battery — only about 15 percent less capacity than the G3 proper — and is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the same UI.

The G3 Beat will be available July 18 in South Korea. It'll make its way to Europe at the Commonwealth of Independent States nations (again, as the G3 s) in later weeks, at which time pricing also will be announced.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the HTC Desire 610 for AT&T

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Hands-on with the HTC Desire 610 for AT&T

It's plastic, it's made by HTC, and we experienced it firsthand at tonight's AT&T 'Hands-On.' Meet the Desire 610.

Just hours after its formal announcement, the HTC Desire 610 made its first stateside appearance this evening at tonight's AT&T "Hands-On" holiday preview here in New York City. The budget-conscious device, which packs a 4.7-inch qHD display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 8MP camera and LTE connectivity, will arrive on the carrier's shelves on July 25 for the cool price of $200 with no annual commitment. We spent a bit of time with the 610 and while it doesn't match the higher-end HTC One M8 in style or functionality, it still packs a hefty punch.

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3 years ago

Google reportedly planning huge Android One advertising push in India

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Google reportedly planning huge Android One advertising push in India

In an effort to bolster the chances of success for the cut-down low-spec Android One platform, Google is reported to be planning an enormous marketing effort in India. With a population of more than 1.2 billion and very low smartphone penetration, Google views India as a market where they can establish Android One and fend off Apple before they make a serious push. In a nation with a per capita income of around US$1500, high-end smartphones have struggled, and that's where Android One is supposed to come in.

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3 years ago

Sony updates Xperia T2 Ultra to Android 4.4 KitKat, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 to follow suit

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Sony updates Xperia T2 Ultra to Android 4.4 KitKat, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 to follow suit

Sony has announced that it is rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to the single and dual-SIM versions of the Xperia T2 Ultra, with more devices set to follow in the coming months.

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3 years ago

Samsung rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Samsung rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S4 Zoom

Samsung's first shot at a camera-centric smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, is receiving a much-awaited update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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3 years ago

LG G3 getting Wi-Fi calling on Sprint

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LG G3 getting Wi-Fi calling on Sprint

Anyone packing an LG G3 should check their device for an update which includes Wi-Fi calling functionality. This will allow unlimited domestic calling and messaging. In a couple of weeks, it will include international calling too. This feature has been rolling out to a ton of phones lately, including the LG G Flex, HTC One M8, Galaxy S5, and others.

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3 years ago

Sprint HTC One M8 updated with Android 4.4.3 and Wi-Fi calling

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Sprint HTC One M8 updated with Android 4.4.3 and Wi-Fi calling

The HTC One M8 on Sprint is now receiving an update to Android 4.4.3 KitKat. While Android 4.4.3 brings some under-the-hood changes, nothing much visually changes on the One M8. What is new, however, is the addition of Wi-Fi calling on the Sprint M8.

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3 years ago

Google accepting applications for Project Ara development boards

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Google accepting applications for Project Ara development boards

If you're a developer and are interested in designing modules for the Project Ara modular smartphone, you can now request Google for a development board.

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3 years ago

Xiaomi launches Mi 3 in India; Mi Pad, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note coming soon

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Xiaomi launches Mi 3 in India; Mi Pad, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note coming soon

At an event in New Delhi, Xiaomi launched the Mi 3, its first offering in the Indian market. The device will be offered exclusively on Flipkart, with availability set to begin later this month.

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3 years ago

Verizon's LG G3 has a removable battery

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Verizon's LG G3 has a removable battery

Let there be no more confusion about that.

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3 years ago

Sony's Xperia T3 to be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK

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Sony's Xperia T3 to be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK

After an official launch in Hong Kong, the Xperia T3 is headed to the UK and will be exclusively offered by Carphone Warehouse, with a launch date set for July 24th.

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3 years ago

10 things new LG G3 owners need to know

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10 things new LG G3 owners need to know

If you're just getting a new LG G3, we've got some tips to help you on your way

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For some lucky souls around the globe the LG G3 has been in their hands for a few weeks now. For lucky folks stateside, the fun is just about to begin with the four major carriers getting them in hands real soon, if not already. It's a really great smartphone – coming a close second in our recent look at the best Android phones you can buy — and it's going to have plenty of folks running out to pick one up.

And so, without further ado, here are 10 things new owners need to know about the LG G3.

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3 years ago

How to change the LG G3's app-switching layout

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How to change the LG G3's app-switching layout

Here's a quick, useful tip for anyone who's just picked up a shiny new LG G3 — it's actually possible to change the way recent applications are displayed in the task-switching menu. Most Android phones give you a single layout for your recent apps, but the G3's task-switcher has three different views to choose from, and it's easy to miss this option if you don't know how to find it.

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3 years ago

Sprint offers $150 pre-paid card with LG G3 purchase via Easy Pay

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Sprint offers $150 pre-paid card with LG G3 purchase via Easy Pay

As if today's surprise announcement that Sprint was selling the LG G3 in its stores today, one week earlier than expected, wasn't enough, the wireless carrier has something else up its sleeve. It is sending out emails to customers offering them a $150 pre-paid card if they purchase the phone from them via the Sprint Easy Play plan of $25 a month.

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