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    LG G5 First Impressions

    The LG G5 is one phone in the increasingly large crowd of flagship Android phones vying for attention and trying to knock Samsung off its perch. It’s also the most unique one, thanks to a removable bottom section that lets you swap out the battery, despite the G5 not having a removable back. After its […]

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    Here Are the Cheapest Ways to Buy an iPhone SE

    Apple’s latest press conference heralded the return of the 4″ premium phone. Bucking rumors, the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s in a much smaller frame — Force Touch was the only thing left on the cutting room floor. Still, being smaller, the SE was bound to come more cheaply than its larger counterparts. We […]

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    NexDock is the Equivalent of a $100 MacBook Air

    In  the last few years, we’ve seen a proliferation of tiny, pocket-sized PCs. Obviously, that includes smartphones, but we’re also talking about stick PCs — devices shaped and sized like flash drives, but with enough processing power inside to create a desktop computing experience. Then, we have laptops that are being made ever lighter to […]

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    SanDisk Shows Off World’s Fast Fastest MicroSD Card

    Last year, a company called Microdia promised a microSD card with a 300 MB/s transfer speed, which would have made it the fastest card on the market by far. Well, it looks like they didn’t deliver, so that fastest title was up for grabs again. Not anymore, with SanDisk, a company known for delivering, showing […]

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    Intel is Helping to Usher in the Age of 5G

    Back when the 4G network standard was in its infancy, Intel ended up backing the wrong horse in WiMax connectivity. It was a heavy investment and a rare miss for the tech giant, as 4G LTE came to dominate the world of data networks. One can imagine that someone, somewhere at Intel said “never again.” […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Hands-On

    Samsung announced their yearly Galaxy S refresh on schedule today at their Unpacked event, held at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Once again, it’s improvement at the usual steady pace for Samsung — in other words, if you’re looking to upgrade your phone and go (or stay) premium this year, the Galaxy S7 family has to […]

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    The Blade V7 is ZTE’s Affordable Flagship Smartphone

    Following the announcement of a couple of budget phones at CES 2016, ZTE is at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to show off their next tier up for 2016. The Blade V7 and V7 Lite are what the company calls their affordable flagships, matching pretty solid specs at prices well below what the heavy hitters […]

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    Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus is a Budget Phone That Looks Premium

    Budget and mid-range phones can be pretty awesome products, as long as the company can get that right mix of price and features. The Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus looks like it pulls that trick off pretty well, offering great specs where it counts at an affordable price. The latest in Lenovo’s line of VIBE smartphones […]

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    HP Is Back in the Smartphone Game With The Elite X3

    Ever since the Palm acquisition didn’t work out, HP has been pretty quiet on the smartphone front. It looks like they’re ready to make some noise at MWC 2016 in Barcelona with the Elite x3, a nearly 6″ smartphone with flagship specs. But, don’t think that means HP sees this as a direct competitor to […]

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    The LG G5 Is a Modular Powerhouse

    For a few years now, we’ve been fans of what LG has done with their smartphones — if nothing else, they’ve always managed to be different. Today, they’re announcing the LG G5, and while from the outside it looks a lot more similar to its competitors (we’ll miss the leather-backed option), this new phone does […]

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    Huawei Mate 8 Review

    Huawei has made a huge push into the premium smartphone market in recent years, with the Mate S going a long way toward helping the company shed their budget image. But, last year, their in-house chipsets still weren’t matching up with the high prices of their best devices, preventing them from being good value choices […]

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    TextNow Is Selling the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Just $299

    TextNow, one of our favorite prepaid phone carriers, just got a little more attractive for anyone who wants to pair a premium smartphone with a dirt-cheap monthly plan. As of this week, they’re carrying the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and they even have the device itself for far cheaper than what you’ll find elsewhere — […]

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    Falcon Hotspot Serves Up Wi-Fi Better Than Your Phone Does

    T-Mobile customers will soon have another hotspot option to choose from. Starting on February 12, the pocket-sized ZTE Falcon will be available from T-Mobile, and should max out the strength and range of their network. Granted, it’s possible to just use your phone as a mobile hotspot using tethering, but there are times you might […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S7 Likely to Be Announced in a Few Weeks

    It’s that time of year again. Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona in a few weeks, and when it does, Samsung will almost certainly announce the Galaxy S7 family. Samsung making an MWC Galaxy announcement is as regular as a new iPhone in September, and there’s been plenty of buzz about the new […]

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    AT&T is Bringing Back Unlimited Data – For Certain Customers

    Big news from AT&T to kick off 2016 — first they announced the end of two-year contracts, and now they’re bringing back unlimited data plans that should be a little more transparent and consumer-friendly than what they’ve done in the past. In other words, they’re becoming a bit more like T-Mobile. But, this being the […]