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4 years ago

Huawei Honor 6 announced with octa-core chip in super-thin body

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Huawei Honor 6 announced with octa-core chip in super-thin body

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huawei honor 6

As rumored, Huawei announced a new high-end smartphone today called the Honor 6. It's boasting a 5-inch 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM, and a Kirin 920 octa-core processor made of four A15 cores and 4 A7 cores which Huawei thinks compares to the Snapdragon 805. The Huawei Honor 6 runs Android 4.4.2 with their usual customizations on top.

4 years ago

HTC's mid-range Desire 610 allegedly making its way to AT&T

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HTC's mid-range Desire 610 allegedly making its way to AT&T

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Desire 610

Desire 610

HTC's mid-range Desire 610 may soon be available on AT&T, if a leaked render posted by @evleaks is any indication. Announced at the Mobile World Congress in February, the device is currently available in Europe for EUR 333 ($453).

4 years ago

Microsoft unveils an improved X successor, the dual-SIM Nokia X2

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Microsoft unveils an improved X successor, the dual-SIM Nokia X2

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Nokia X2

Microsoft today announced the Nokia X2, the successor to the original X released by Nokia, as was previously teased with Nokia Conversations blog post. Priced at just €99, it's an affordable Android smartphone for targeted markets. The 4.3-inch display with Nokia Glance is joined by expandable internal storage, dual-SIM support, as well as apps and services from Microsoft.

4 years ago

Sprint Wi-Fi calling to go international

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Sprint Wi-Fi calling to go international

Sprint Wi-Fi calling to go international

Sprint Wi-Fi calling to go international

Sprint started rolling out Wi-Fi calling for their phones back in January, but soon Sprint customers will be able to take advantage of the service outside of the United States. The feature, which allows users to place calls over Wi-Fi (usually a more reliable signal than any cellular network), but still using their personal phone number.

4 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport bringing hard buttons and texture to Sprint

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport bringing hard buttons and texture to Sprint

The red and blue backs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

The red and blue backs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

Sprint has announced it will sell the fitness-themed Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, their version of the Galaxy S5 Active, starting on July 25.

4 years ago

Korean users get limited-edition Galaxy S5 LTE-A with redesigned back

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Korean users get limited-edition Galaxy S5 LTE-A with redesigned back

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A

Galaxy S5 LTE-A

An LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 with a QHD screen would be more than enough for most users, but it looks like South Korean carrier KT is taking things to another level by offering a limited edition version of the device with a new back panel.

4 years ago

Sprint Kyocera Hydro Vibe review

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Sprint Kyocera Hydro Vibe review

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Kyocera Hydro Vibe

Sprint and Kyocera team up yet again to make that mid-range phone that does just enough to make you consider it if you're in the right price bracket

Sprint and Kyocera are a bit of a dynamic duo in the U.S. wireless market, releasing new devices together every time you turn around. Between Sprint itself and its prepaid carriers Boost and Virgin Mobile, Kyocera pretty heftily blankets the low- to mid-range market with solid, waterproof and often rugged devices. The Kyocera Hydro Vibe on Sprint is another entrant squarely in that mid-range group, offering a few neat features, respectable hardware and access to Sprint's Spark LTE network for just $29 on-contract or $229 without any agreement.

That's not a whole lot to ask for a phone with some pretty competent specs, including a quad-core processor, 4.5-inch display, complete waterproofing and a neat bone-conducting speaker. But in many ways it's just what everyone expected — the Hydro Vibe was never going to be a device with barn-burning performance or crazy features, it's meant to fill a very specific niche on Sprint's network that Kyocera has been filling for years. And they keep making these devices because people keep buying them — read along and see if you should consider being one of those customers with our full review of the Kyocera Hydro Vibe.

4 years ago

How to use Guest Mode on the LG G3

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How to use Guest Mode on the LG G3

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Guest mode on LG G3

Guest Mode lets you give other people limited access to your LG G3

We've all been there — you want to show someone something on your phone, but without handing over the keys to all your personal data. There are third-party apps that can help out, but the LG G3 comes with a built-in feature that makes it easy to give other people limited access to your device.

4 years ago

Galaxy S5 Active review

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Galaxy S5 Active review

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The Banana Test
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Inside the lightbox at the Samsung store
Captured during the hands-on video

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

This Galaxy S5 is ready to take a beating

If you've been holding on to that older Samsung Rugby Smart or even last year's Galaxy S4 Active, you'll be pleased with what you're about to read. With the Galaxy S5 Active, Samsung has once again taken their best selling device and sent it back to engineering to create a version that you can beat and abuse without ending up with something that no longer works. And they managed to keep everything we love intact while doing it.

If you want or need the features and specs from the Galaxy S5, but know that you'll be dragging it through the mud, the blood and the beer, then the Galaxy S5 Active was built for you.

4 years ago

Huawei Ascend P7 review

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Huawei Ascend P7 review

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Huawei is back with a solid, if frustrating, new Android smartphone

Huawei may still be making inroads in western markets, but success elsewhere has seen the Chinese company rise to be the world's No. 3 smartphone maker. That's behind Samsung and Apple, no less. In Europe we've seen a number of cheap, low-to-mid range smartphones from Huawei but a truly high-end, desirable smartphone is much rarer.

With 2013's Ascend P6, Huawei took a positive, yet flawed, step towards offering that. The hardware wasn't so bad but it was let down by a sub-par software experience. But now, Huawei is back for another go at cracking it with the Ascend P7. Launched to the world in Paris, France, Huawei made plenty of bold claims about its latest flagship release. Bold claims that took direct aim at some of the smartphone elite.

So, does the Ascend P7 live up to said claims? Is it enough to take on the latest and greatest from the likes of Samsung, Apple and the rest? Head on past the break for our full review.

4 years ago

An update to our LG G3 review

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An update to our LG G3 review

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LG G3

A quick heads up for those of you — and that's basically everyone, right? — who's chomping at the bit, waiting to get your hands on the new LG G3. We've updated our official LG G3 review with a few more impressions after using more finalized software, as well as European-specific device.

Specifically, you'll want to take note of the updates in the performance and battery life sections, as well as the bottom line. You can read the review here.

The tl;dr? A great phone is getting even better. Now all we need is to be able to buy it.

And if you're just wondering what's new in the finalized, European G3, be sure to check out our hands-on feature.

4 years ago

The Amazon Fire Phone hands-on video!

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The Amazon Fire Phone hands-on video!

You watched our liveblog. You've read our hands-on. You've pored over the specs. You've entered our giveaway. And now it's time for the full-on Amazon Fire Phone video.

Have at it. Enjoy. And there's lots more to come in the weeks ahead.

4 years ago

How to customize the LG G3's on-screen buttons

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How to customize the LG G3's on-screen buttons

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Add, re-style, rearrange or hide your buttons on the LG G3!

Like the G2 before it, the LG G3 sports on-screen buttons so changing your key setup is just a matter of software. And the Korean manufacturer has a whole menu area dedicated to customizing the phone's on-screen keys. Head past the break to find out how you can add up to five keys to your button panel, and change the way they look.

4 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins T-Mobile's VOLTE ranks

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Samsung Galaxy S5 joins T-Mobile's VOLTE ranks

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Samsung Galaxy S5

We're live in Seattle this evening where T-Mobile CEO John Legere & Co. are laying down their latest Uncarrier news, and on the device front the Big Deal is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be VoLTE-capable starting June 19 in the 16 cities that sport the voice-over-LTE upgrade.

That makes four VoLTE-enabled phones on T-Mobile. The others are the LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy Light and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

4 years ago

Samsung dispatches emergency S Finder update to Galaxy S5

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Samsung dispatches emergency S Finder update to Galaxy S5

S Finder gets some critical updates on Galaxy S5 from Samsung

S Finder gets some critical updates on Galaxy S5 from Samsung

It looks like Samsung is pushing out a critical update to the Galaxy S5 that the company says is an "emergency update" related to the S Finder universal search app on the phone. The update could be downloaded over WiFi or over your carrier's network, though the latter will incur "additional data charges according to your data plan."

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