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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge hands-on videos

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Yesterday Samsung was set to unearth the latest Note smartphone but instead of one showed two – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

Both are pretty interesting and innovative and whichever one you might like more it doesn’t really matter as we’re showing you our hands-on videos with both, in case you’ve missed our in-depth coverage of Samsung’s UNPACKED event yesterday. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 promo videos

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Nokia released three new Windows Phone smartphones (Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730) along with a software update in the face of the Lumia Denim and now it’s time to check out the promo videos.

Nokia has always been very good at this stuff, releasing colorful, upbeat videos to showcase its devices and luckily that has remained intact even after the acquisition by Microsoft. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 series promo videos

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After unveiling its latest squad of Android-powered devices Sony has put a heap of promo videos on YouTube that showcase the bunch alone and as a bunch.

We already showed you the individual promo videos for the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact and it’s now time to give you the promos for the series as a whole. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact promo videos are here

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Sony’s latest tablet is the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – an 8″ 1200p waterproof slate with front-facing stereo speakers.

As usual Sony has a couple of promo videos to share with users and as we’ve already brought you the videos for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact here go the Z3 Tablet Compact ones. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact promo videos are live

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The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is here and ready to claim the mini-slash-portable realm and claim it for its own Compact race with specs to kill and a tight water-proof body.

The Xperia Z3 Compact launched with a 4.6″ 720p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB of RAM, IP65/68 certification for water-proofing beyond 1.5m, a 20.7MP camera and a couple of promo videos, check those out after the break. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 promo videos are out

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Sony just unveiled the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and E3 at its IFA press conference as now it’s time to unleash the promo videos.

We all love this part – the immaculate videos created months in advance to show off a product with perfectly-timed music and effects. Sony’s good at this stuff and the Xperia Z3 is the company’s best phone yet so this should be good. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact video hands-on and camera samples

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This is Sony’s latest mini – the Xperia Z3 Compact – and it has a good claim one the title for the best portable smartphone on the market. As such it will pose a serious threat to Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha and the coveted Apple iPhone 6, to name a few.

Last year’s Xperia Z1 Compact was a first in many ways and carved a name for itself as a device that doesn’t want to be considered a mini in anything but the size and a company that doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Read more »

Sony unveils QX1 and QX30 lens cameras, ActionCam Mini

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Just as previously rumored, Sony has just announced its next batch of lens cameras – the QX1 and QX30. Both cameras will use your smartphone as a viewfinder, have attaching mechanisms for that smartphone but will also be usable detached.

The QX1 is by far the most interesting lens camera from Sony so far. It has an APS-C sensor (the same in size as those in Sony’s line of interchangeable lens cameras and DSLRs) and uses the E Mount to allow multiple lenses to be used. Read more »

Acer unveils Aspire R13 convertible with QHD display and active pen

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Acer’s latest foire into Windows convertibles is the R13 laptop. It has a QHD (2560 x 1440) touchscreen display and an Intel Haswell chipset. The most curious thing about it is that Ezel Aero Hinge that has dual-torque design and allows the display to be rotated and the ultrabook to convert into six distinct body-to-screen configurations.

You can use the R13 laptop in the notebook, stand, tent and three other positions. Both the top plate of the device and the display are covered by Gorilla Glass 3. Read more »

Sony’s next QX1 lens camera surfaces

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A huge flock of press images have surfaced on the web that show off the latest lens camera from Sony – the ILCE-QX1, called the QX1 in short. It’s the successor to Sony’s QX10 and QX100, which were shown on IFA 2013 and were essentially a cameras with their own lens and sensor but that could be attached to a smartphone and use its screen as a viewfinder.

The QX10 had a 1/2.3″ sensor (around the same size as an Xperia Z2′s sensor) while the QX100 had a much bigger 1.0″ one. The leaked QX1 takes things to a whole new level with an APS-C-sized sensor and the option to swap E Mount lenses. The device should share an image sensor with one of Sony’s interchangeable lens cameras like the current flagship APS-C in Sony’s line 24MP α6000 or 20MP α5000, for instance. Read more »

The Swarovski for Samsung collection claims Gear S

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The latest fashion victim of the “Swarovski for Samsung” collection is the Samsung Gear S smartwatch.

The watch’s strap will be covered with Swarovski cut crystals that will complement the curved design of the Tizen-based smartwatch. Read more »

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 will bring alphabetical order to settings menu

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Windows Phone 8.1 has already received its first general distribution release (GDR1) but now rumors are pointing to the second one. According to sources claiming they’ve played with a functional WP device running the GDR2 software the settings menu can finally be sorted alphabetically.

Currently the WP settings menu is a list of settings prioritized the way Redmond saw best and is very confusing to many users. The source claims that the Action center will carry a mobile data toggle and that Cortana (while still in Alpha phase) will become available to more markets. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 gets wet on a river football field

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The Sony Xperia Z2 is getting its last minutes of fame thanks to a rather interesting promo video where it plays more of a background role.

In its latest promo Sony is shining a light on UK Bourton-on-the-Water 100-year old river football tradition and throwing the Xperia Z2 in there to take photos and video of the event above and under the water. Read more »

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua battery life

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The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua added dust proofing and water resistance to the original Xperia M2 but left the majority of internals intact without change. Among the untouched parts is the 2,300mAh battery so one would only expect the Xperia M2 Aqua to perform along the lines of the 67-hour Xperia M2.

However there’s one more side to the story – while the Xperia M2 launched (and we tested it) with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the M2 Aqua has Android 4.4.2 KitKat and that has led to a big improvement on the battery performance. Find the numbers after the break. Read more »

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua hands-on

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The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua was announced only recently and as the name suggests, it’s a water-resistant version of the Sony Xperia M2.

Mostly this is the same phone but there are some differences which we’ll discuss here. For starters the phone now offers IP68 certification for staying in up to 1.5m deep water for 30 minutes and it’s fully dust proofed. Read more »