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    The LG G6 Plus Brings Better Audio and More Storage to the G6

    Now that the terrific LG G6 has been out for a few months, LG is ready to sell a few handsets to anyone who was holding out for a little more. The LG G6 Plus isn’t a bigger phone despite the name, but it does include some premium features usually only found in LG’s media-centric V […]

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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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    Here’s a First Look at the OnePlus 5 Ahead of This Month’s Official Reveal

    Along with ZTE, OnePlus has dominated the conversation when it comes to premium Android smartphones priced under $500. Rumors suggest that that will still be true this year with the OnePlus 5, but the first official look at the phone is all about the design. Exclusive: This is the OnePlus 5 https://t.co/VFHfAD528b pic.twitter.com/I81iT5y7Ip — Android […]

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    Kodak Brings Their Photography-Focused Ektra Smartphone to the U.S.A.

    Not too many people expected Kodak to get into smartphones last year, but that’s just what they did with the Ektra (kind of — Kodak lent their name to it, but Bullitt manufactured it). The longtime photography company wanted to make waves with a smartphone that looked and felt like a camera, with the photography […]

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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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    The HTC U11 is a Smartphone You’re Supposed to Squeeze for Good Reason

    Usually, squeezing a smartphone means that an app has crashed on you one too many times. HTC has a different take. The U11 is their latest smartphone, and while the flagship specs (especially the camera) and the fancy design are nice, HTC’s one new thing is a feature called Edge Sense, which lets you do […]

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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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    Orphan Black Gets Its Own Video Game, And It’s Available Now

    Need something to do on the bus (or a reason to delay getting out of bed)? There’s an Orphan Black mobile game out there, and it’s perfect for playing little bits at a time, so you can mentally justify a few minutes of game time while actually blowing a good hour! With one of favorite sci-fi […]

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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, […]