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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 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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    Nintendo Reportedly Working on a Zelda Smartphone Game

    It’s one of those things we assumed was true, but here’s some smoke to the fire anyway. Today, the Wall Street Journal is citing a well-placed source as saying that a Zelda game is in development for mobile, and could be released as soon as this year. And, that’s it. Whatever conversation the WSJ and their source was […]

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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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    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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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review

    With tablet sales plateauing and lots of decent low-cost options to choose from, premium tablets have become tough sells. Increasingly, we’ve seen tablets billed as creative tools, combined with styluses and keyboards to become good sketchpads in addition to being solid home entertainment devices. Some even go as far as to call themselves PC replacements — what […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S8 Launches April 21st for $720+ [Hands-on]

    The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 has landed, and it’s everything the leaks made us hope it would be. To that effect, Samsung has thrown out the Edge moniker, but they’ve brought over the Edge’s beautiful curved display to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. To that effect, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is sporting a […]

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    LG G6 Review: Insanely Great

    LG has a problem. Despite some great products, it continues to play second fiddle to fellow Korean giant Samsung. This is particularly true with phones. Last year’s G5 wasn’t a bad flagship, but LG’s modular approach made too many compromises in areas that really mattered, like materials and build quality. The result was a gimmicky […]

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    Super Mario Run is Finally Available on Android

    Nintendo’s big break into smartphone gaming, Super Mario Run, is no longer exclusive to iOS. The app landed on Google Play yesterday, alongside an iOS update that makes more of the game free to play. The Android version is identical to the iOS version, which includes pricing — like before, a short part of the beginning of […]

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    Here are Some of the Changes Coming in the Android O Update

    We won’t get a full rundown of the changes coming in this year’s Android O update (or the official candy name), until the Google I/O developer conference in May, but Google gave us all a sneak peek with a developer preview. Meant for app developers to begin work implementing the upcoming new toys, the preview […]

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    ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review: Beyond Mid-Range

    ZTE’s best known in the US for making budget phones for budget carriers. But over the past couple years, the Chinese manufacturer’s built a solid reputation for making quality, affordable pseudo-flagships with its line of Axon unlocked handsets. With the Blade V8 Pro (a mouthful, indeed), ZTE is aiming squarely for the mid-range Android market, […]

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    The Alcatel A5 LED is Your New Go-To Party Smartphone

    As we’ve noted often, it is really, really difficult to make an Android smartphone stand out. Well, to say the least, Alcatel has managed to do so at Mobile World Congress. They’ve just announced the A5 LED, a smartphone with its back covered in flashing LED lights. Might as well be the official smartphones of […]