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    ZTE Introduces Two Colorful Budget Smartphones to Their Blade V8 Line

    At CES earlier this year, ZTE showed off the Blade V8 Pro, a midrange phone with a handful of premium features, including a dual camera array. At the time, it was the cheapest phone at retail with such a camera system, but it seems like that reign is about to end. At Mobile World Congress […]

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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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    The Huawei P10 Has a Skittles Bag’s Worth of Color Options

    Most premium Android phones are more or less the same these days. For the past couple years, phone makers have been trying to find differentiation anywhere they can — battery size, camera quality, clever uses for the fingerprint sensor, and whatever else. Well, the Huawei P10 announced this weekend at Mobile World Congress has another idea — […]

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    Lenovo Refreshes Their Moto G Midrange Phones, and Big Changes Are in Store

    Lenovo just announced its midrange smartphone plans for Motorola at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and if you’re a fan of their Moto G series, take note — Lenovo is switching things up. Like last year, there will be both G and G Plus models, but the difference is much more stark between the two this […]

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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 […]

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    Super Mario Run Will Hop Onto iOS on December 15

    When Nintendo made a surprise appearance at the iPhone 7 launch to reveal Super Mario Run, they weren’t ready to say when the game would be released and were clear that the game would rely on an up-front price instead of microtransactions. But, they did promise to deliver before the end of the year, and they’re making […]

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    LeEco Le Pro3 Review

    After announcing that they planned to acquire Vizio in July, Chinese tech giant LeEco launched their brand in the United States in September, with one of the highlights being the Le Pro3. In the same vein as fellow Chinese companies OnePlus (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oppo) and ZTE, LeEco is launching a high-end smartphone at an aggressively […]

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    The HTC Bolt is a Speedy, Water-Resistant Phone Exclusive to Sprint

    HTC is coming in with another new smartphone, the HTC Bolt, just in time for the holidays. The company has partnered up with sprinter Usain Bolt to promote the new phone, but it’s the phone’s swimming abilities that might prove most attractive — it’s one of the few water-resistant Android smartphones to be released this year. […]

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    Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Review

    The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a big phone, but not in a bad way. Asus’s latest flagship phone manages to pack a large 5.7″ display into a svelte .3″ aluminum unibody design with diamond cut edges that weighs just six ounces. When you hold it, it feels too light to be that big, and we […]