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    HTC U11 Review: Our New Squeeze

    Things have been rough for HTC on the smartphone front. Four years ago, we all lusted after the excellent HTC One (aka. M7), which pioneered the seamless aluminum unibody commonplace today and brought OIS and quality audio to Android. The One M8 introduced dual-cameras but lost some of its predecessor’s shine. By the time the […]

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    The Essential Phone from the Co-Founder of Android is a Sprint Exclusive

    Ready for another Android phone competitor? Well, you’re getting one anyway! You might have already heard about the Essential phone, which was revealed in late May exclusively by The Verge. Billed as a sturdier, modular premium Android phone, Essential was created by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. That’s a pretty good argument, but the Essential phone […]

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    The Galaxy S8 and S8+ is Now Available to Purchase Unlocked

    The incredible Galaxy S8 and S8+ is finally available to purchase unlocked in the USA. The phones are now available in store and online at Best Buy, BestBuy.com and Samsung.com, with the S8 retailing for $724.99, and the S8+ retailing for $824.99, and both are available Midnight Black. Samsung is also offering a trade-in program, […]

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    The LG X Venture is an Affordable, Fully Waterproof Budget Phone

    Ready for adventure? So is LG’s latest smartphone. Today they announced the X Venture, a 5.2″ low-cost Android 7.0 phone that sacrifices high-end specs for a tough as nails build and monster battery life. If you’re looking for a phone to take with you on extended camping trips, that might be a sacrifice worth making. […]

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    Huawei P10 Review

    Huawei has completely turned their brand around in the last few years, going from a small time maker of budget Android handsets to one of the biggest makers of premium smartphones in the world. While their hardware has more or less caught up to the rest of the industry, it’s largely been Huawei’s focus on style […]

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    The Old-School Nokia 3310 Goes on Sale May 24th

    HMD’s blast from the past is finally getting release dates. The new company is licensing the Nokia name to release an updated version of the classic, famously indestructible Nokia 3310. The feature phone is starting to make its way to Europe this month, and one of its stops is going to be the UK. On […]

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    Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 600-Series Chipsets Will Bring More Premium Features to Midrange Phones

    We focus a lot on individual smartphone releases, but for Android smartphones, nothing is more important than what Qualcomm has to say. Being the most dominant producer of mobile chipsets for those Android smartphones, new chipset announcements tell us exactly what features we can expect from smartphones to be released in the year to come. […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Review: Masterful

    For several years now, Samsung’s been dominating the world of smartphones. Multi-billion dollar marketing campaigns have made the company wildly successful with the general public, but us tech journalists haven’t always been impressed with Samsung’s handsets. While we universally praised the Galaxy S II for raising the bar, we generally found the S III and […]

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    BlackBerry KEYOne Review

    We’d say that BlackBerry is back, but the truth is they never left. The one-time smartphone king has been on the ropes for years now, but it hasn’t been for lack of trying. The Z30 of 2014 featured compatibility with Android apps, the Priv of 2015 switched to Android and brought back the physical keyboard in […]

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    The 6″ ZTE Max XL is Coming Exclusively to Boost Mobile

    If you’re a big fan of cutting costs by using prepaid carriers, chances are you like not paying top dollar for a smartphone, either. That’s why prepaid has been a good fit for ZTE — their low-cost phones have been mainstays at prepaid retail locations for years now, and it’s allowed them to quietly become one […]

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    Comcast Has a New Wireless Phone Service That Costs $45

    The wireless industry has gotten very active and very crowded this year. While the major players have all released new unlimited data plans, a swarm of prepaid carriers have been falling over themselves trying to offer the lowest prices. Into the fray jumps Comcast, but the new wireless plan they’re unveiling this week isn’t meant […]