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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 […]

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    Galaxy Tab S3 Is Pretty Much a Note Tablet

    The last time we saw the S Pen, it was being jettisoned from shelves along with the Note 7. Fortunately, you can’t keep a good stylus down — Samsung is announcing the Galaxy Tab S3 at Mobile World Congress this weekend, and in addition to some helpful changes from the previous generation, it’s coming with support […]

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    BlackBerry KEYone Brings Back the Classic Keyboard We Forgot We Missed

    Last year, we learned that BlackBerry would stop making their own hardware and put more resources into developing their security software. Did that mean no more BlackBerry phones? Far from it! Earlier this year, BlackBerry revealed a business partnership with hardware company TCL (one that probably dates back to last year) while teasing a new […]

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    The ZTE Blade V8 Pro Ships Out Today

    If you found yourself enamored with one of our favorite midrange smartphones from CES, good news — the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is shipping out today to everyone who preordered. The Blade V8 Pro was one example of a nice trend we saw at this year’s show — dual camera arrays on cheaper phones. Putting two cameras […]

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    HTC Announces the U Ultra, Their All-Glass 2017 Flagship

    Usually we get hit with most of the year’s flagship Android smartphone announcements at MWC in late February, but struggling HTC wants to get a head start. With sales in the doldrums, the smartphone maker has announced the U Ultra, featuring a brand new all-glass design and premium specs. But, trouble might continue for HTC — […]

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    The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is One Sharp Midrange Phone

    CES 2017 has been full of good news for anyone who doesn’t want to spend too much on a smartphone. Yesterday, we saw Huawei announce the Honor 6X, the first dual-camera phone with a premium build at the $250 price point. ZTE is following up today with the Blade V8 Pro, the second sub-$250 phone […]

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    OnePlus 3T Review

    OnePlus stayed active this year — after releasing their excellent OnePlus 3 in June of this year, the smartphone maker kept at it to make sure their phone stayed level with the best out there. That’s why the OnePlus 3T isn’t just a new model with extra storage — it’s an upgrade centered around the move from the […]

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    Huawei Mate 9 Review

    We’ve reviewed a whole lot of phones this year, but very quietly, one of our favorites has remained a device that came out early in the year. The Huawei Mate 8 wasn’t perfect — Huawei’s EMUI overlay had a lot of problems and the graphics performance was lackluster — but as a pure productivity device, it was nearly […]

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    Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: It’s Time to Tango

    It’s been almost 10 years since the iPhone ushered in the smartphone era, and while handsets have improved significantly in the decade since, most of these advancements have been evolutionary. Today, our handsets still lack context and awareness about our physical surroundings. Google’s Tango technology aims to change this by enabling motion tracking, area learning, […]

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    Nokia Phones Are Making a Comeback

    Do you miss the sturdy-as-a-brick heyday of the Nokia feature phone? Well, those days are back. Kinda. Nokia-branded feature phones are back on sale, starting with the new Nokia 216, but they’re not being made by Nokia. Well, they kinda are. It’s a long story. Try to stay with us on this. Microsoft purchased Nokia’s […]

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    Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4-inch Tablet Now Available in the United States

    We’re used to not seeing Huawei’s products come stateside, but that’s been changing this year. Their jumbo-sized Mate 9 smartphone will get a United States release, and, as promised, their new tablet has also gotten a release here. Last week, Huawei started selling their MediaPad M3 8.4″ tablet, a pretty good entertainment device thanks to […]

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    HTC Bolt Review

    A Sprint exclusive, the HTC Bolt is being promoted by the infamous speedster Usain Bolt, and rightfully so. That is because the HTC Bolt is one of the most affordable ways to get access to Sprint’s new LTE Plus network with 3x carrier aggregation — the phone can connect to multiple Sprint bands, prioritizing things […]