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Weekly poll: HTC One M9 Hot or Not?

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The One M9 had to endure many jokes on the subject, still we un-ironically ask – HTC One M9, Hot or Not? HTC has polished its acclaimed design and leaped forward in the camera department with a 20MP/2160p shooter, while keeping what we love most about the One family – metal unibody and stereo speakers.

It took us a while to form an opinion on the new flagship, it’s a mix of excitement and let downs. We wanted to hear what you think about it, especially now that we gauged your opinion of its rival, the Samsung Galaxy S6. Read more »

Weekly poll results: Samsung Galaxy S6 a strong favorite

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Our weekly poll results are out and the Samsung Galaxy S6 is proving to be nearly everyone’s favorite. Quite expectedly, a few areas turned out more universally likable, while others ended up polarizing opinion.

Samsung has been perfecting its AMOLED display technology and, judging by the 85% upvotes on the matter, the company may have already gotten to a point where even convinced fans of the competition are starting to admit Samsung’s displays are among the best out there. Read more »

This is what Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos looks like in the flesh

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A live photo of Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos made showed up on Twitter. Earlier this week, the dual-SIM version of the hot new flagship appeared in a Russian online store listing.

As you can see in the image above, Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos packs larger SIM card tray, which accommodates two nano-SIM cards. Read more »

Meizu m1 note battery life test

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The Meizu m1 note is a very affordable and yet powerful mid-ranger with a 5.5″ 1080p display, a MT6752 chip with an octa-core processor, a 13MP snapper and a 3,140 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with Meizu’s Flyme launcher, which is clean and feature-rich.

The Meizu m1 note is also a dual-SIM smartphone capable of connecting to 3G and LTE networks, while the second SIM works via GSM networks only. The phone supports dual-SIM standby and uses microSIM cards. Read more »

HTC’s first TV ad for the One M9 in the UK reveals that you only have one life

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Now that the One M9 is up for order in the US, HTC decided it would be fit for it to start its marketing campaign for the handset in the UK. Hence, the Taiwanese smartphone maker has released its first TV ad for the One M9 in the UK.

You can see it in its entirety after the break, but let’s just say it focuses on a pretty easy play on the phone’s name. You only have “One” life, get it? Read more »

Vine ups video quality to 720p HD

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Better late than never, as they say – Twitter’s Vine has finally entered the HD age. The service, which lets you create six-second videos that run in a loop, has just announced plans to upgrade the quality of its recordings. Believe it or not, Vine videos have so far been 480p.

Not anymore, though. Expect to see 720p HD videos on Vine (both through the service’s mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as embeds on websites) “over the coming days”. Above you can see an image that should apparently give you an idea about the quality differences, since it shows the same Vine in 480p on the left and 720p on the right. Read more »

A free wireless charger with a preorder of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge from BestBuy

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As most of our US reader are surely aware, the eagerly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are finally up for preorder today. The devices can be picked-up from a wide variety of vendors, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon, which carry both devices, as well as Boost, Cricket and MetroPSC, which only have the basic S6 model.

As it turns of, BestBuy is also offering preorders for both smartphones and to make the deal even sweeter, it will throw in a free wireless charger with the purchase. There is one condition,though – preorders must be made between today and April 11 to be eligible for the gift. Read more »

A 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 has 23GB user available

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Samsung removed the microSD card slot from its latest Galaxy S6 flagship, but it did upgrade the base storage to 32GB. How much storage do you get on a 32GB phone, anyway?

Well, we have plenty of photos and videos on ours, but before we started shooting camera samples there were 23GB available. Read more »

Google to adopt Pointer Events API in Chrome to reduce scrolling lag on Android

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Google revealed on its developer forum that the company intends to switch to Pointer Events API from the current Touch Events across the board on all versions of Chrome. This has the benefit of increasing compatibility with multiple input devices and reduce the scrolling lag on Android.

The Pointer Events specification was first introduced by Microsoft back in 2012 for Internet Explorer and was quickly adopted by W3C as a web standard due to its superiority over the Touch Events specification. Pointer Events allows the use of multiple input tools other than a mouse, such as a stylus or a finger, common on modern devices. Read more »

Jide’s Android-powered Remix tablet to begin shipping in May

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The Jide Remix tablet, which was announced back in January this year and is already available in China, is set to be available globally in the coming months. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign that allows people in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and most European countries to order the tablet, which is priced at $349 and begins shipping in May.

Specs-wise, the Remix ultra-tablet features an 11.6-inch, 1920×1080 screen, a 1.8 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of expandable storage space. The device sports 5MP front and rear-facing cameras, packs in a 8100 mAh battery, and runs a modified version of Android 4.4.2 called Remix OS. Also, it looks similar to the Surface, with a kickstand at the back and a detachable keyboard. Read more »

QHD wallpaper pack from HTC One M9+ leaks

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The HTC One M9+ may be unveiled in China on April 9, but recent rumors claim it will be available in Europe too. And that’s with the same MediaTek MT6795, rather than having it swapped out with Snapdragon 810 for the western audience.

HTC One M9 Plus Wallpapers

That hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but until the One M9+ is official, you can feast your eyes on its (leaked) QHD wallpapers (courtesy of @LlabTooFeR). Read more »

Buy a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge from T-Mobile, get free Netflix for one year

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If you want to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge but haven’t settled on a carrier to sign a contract with, this might help. T-Mobile will give you a one year subscription to Netflix for free if you buy either Galaxy S6 device from it.

Like the carrier says, this is a value of more than $100, so if you are also a fan of Netflix, it basically means you’ll be paying a lot less for the smartphone as you would at other carriers. Read more »

Original Moto G 4G is now $159.99 for one day only

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The original 4G-capable Moto G from last year is now being offered by Motorola with a pretty neat price reduction. Normally retailing for $199.99, the phone can be yours for just $159.99 – but you have to act fast.

The deal is only valid until 10:59 AM CT on March 25, which is tomorrow. So you have under 24 hours to do the deed, if you’re so inclined of course. Read more »

iFixit teardown reveals Galaxy S6 battery replacement is a really tricky job

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The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are well on their way to consumer markets and with a record number of preorders piling up, both retailers and users are quite eager to get their hands on the Latest Samsung tech. There is, however, still some waiting to be done, as in most regions the two handsets will become available around the middle of April.

This, however, does not meant there aren’t already a few Galaxy S6 units out in the open. And while some are content simply marveling at them, others would love to see what is inside them and, more-importantly, how to safely open one. Read more »

Xiaomi launches 40-inch Full HD Mi TV 2 for $320

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Xiaomi has announced a new 40-inch model as part of its Mi TV 2 line-up. As the younger kin of the 49-inch Mi TV 2 with 4K video support, the new 40-inch Mi TV 2 model is more of an affordable full HD version. Xiaomi’s new 40-inch Mi TV 2 will be available on March 31 from Xiaomi website.

The new Mi TV 2 model features a 40-inch SHARP SDP X-GEN display panel with full HD pixel resolution and LED backlight mode with 5000:1 contrast ratio. Read more »