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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

LG G3 Guest Mode
LG G3 Guest Mode settings
LG G3 Guest Mode

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

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
The Banana Test
Mordor's GameStop store
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
A lightbox at the Samsung store
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

Huawei Ascend P7
Ascend P7 camera
Ascend P7 battery life
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7 camera sample
A Groufie!
Ascend P7 front camera sample
Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7 apps

Huawei Ascend P7

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

LG G3

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

LG G3 buttons
G3 button transparency
G3 button colors
LG G3 button menu
LG G3 button hiding menu
Hiding buttons in apps

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

Samsung Galaxy S5

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."

4 years ago

Pre-order the Amazon Fire Phone direct from Amazon, starting at $199

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Pre-order the Amazon Fire Phone direct from Amazon, starting at $199

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Amazon Fire Phone

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Of course Amazon — the king of online retailers — is where you can buy a new Amazon Fire Phone. They have a pre-order page up and ready for you so that you can have the Fire Phone in your hands the very day it's released.

The pricing is as follows:

4 years ago

The Amazon Fire Phone forums are now open!

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The Amazon Fire Phone forums are now open!

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone

The new Amazon Fire Phone is the most ambitious mobile device yet from the online retail giant. With high-end specs and unique software features like Firefly visual search and "Dynamic Perspective" 3D effects — not to mention a ton of content — the Fire Phone brings a lot of new stuff to the table. As we all mull over the day's big announcements from Amazon, we've already got some great discussion going on over on the Android Central forums, so head on over there to join the conversation!

More: Amazon Fire Phone forums

4 years ago

Amazon Fire Phone runs latest Fire OS, looks a lot like a smaller Kindle Fire

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Amazon Fire Phone runs latest Fire OS, looks a lot like a smaller Kindle Fire

Fire Phone

Fire Phone

With the announcement of the Amazon Fire Phone comes the questions of what it's running. It isn't a great surprise to hear that it's running the latest version of Amazon's own Android based Fire OS. And on the whole, if you've ever looked at a Kindle Fire then you'll be pretty familiar with what you're seeing on the Fire Phone.

4 years ago

Fire Phone landing at AT&T in 32GB for $199 and 64GB for $299

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Fire Phone landing at AT&T in 32GB for $199 and 64GB for $299

According to a quick search at AT&T, Amazon's Fire Phone will be landing in two versions — a 32GB for $199 and a 64GB for $299. Currently only a black model is listed, but no other info is tagging along. As we know, the Fire Phone will be sporting a 4.7" IPS LCC HD display, quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP camera, and much more.

4 years ago

Amazon's Fire Phone features a 13MP f2.0 camera and unlimited cloud storage

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Amazon's Fire Phone features a 13MP f2.0 camera and unlimited cloud storage

Amazon's new Fire Phone was announced today, and in addition to the quad-core 2.2GHz processor and 2GB RAM, it will be sporting a 13MP f2.0 rear-facing camera. If you were worried that the Fire Phone wouldn't be great on-the-go camera — don't be. There's plenty here to rival the latest and great on-device cameras.

4 years ago

Amazon Fire Phone specs

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Amazon Fire Phone specs

Fire Phone specs

Fire Phone specs

The Amazon Fire Phone is official, and we've got all the news on the device live from the launch event in Seattle. Naturally, we've also got the first info on the phone's specs waiting for you after the break.

4 years ago

Amazon officially unveils the Fire Phone

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Amazon officially unveils the Fire Phone

Fire Phone
Jeff Bezos
Amazon

We're here at Amazon's "device unveiling" event where the retail giant has just announced its long-awaited entrant into the phone market. The Fire Phone is glass on both sides with a metal frame, rubber trim and metal buttons and has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display.

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