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‘Smash Hit’ for iOS and Android game review

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Smash Hits is the latest game from the folks who brought us Sprinkle, Sprinkle Junior and Sprinkle Islands. If those games tell us anything, it’s that Mediocre knows how to emulate physics in games.

In Smash Hits you throw balls at glass structures, which earns you points and keeps you moving forward. The game makes extensive use of physics for the movement of the balls and the glass and it all looks very nice. If that sounds interesting to you then you should read on for the full review. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 battery life test

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With the full review of the LG G Pro 2 now complete, it’s time to turn your attention to our battery test and see how LG’s latest phablet fares. One of its main competitors is going to be none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so it’s going to have to do well to stand a chance.

And chances are it will, when you consider that both phones pack equally large 3,200mAh batteries, have the same chipset and have 1080p displays close in size Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 battery life test

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is running on the rather low-consumption Snapdragon 400 chipset with four 1.2GHz low-powered Cortex-A7 processor. Even though the SoC may save you some power juice, the big 5.25″ screen estate that has to be lit up won’t be generous with the 2,600 mAh battery.

Now that our review is live on our homepage, we are also ready to share the full breakdown of our dedicated battery endurance test. Read more »

House of Marley Legend in-ear headphones review

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The House of Marley Legend sits on top of the company’s range of in-ear headphones. Like the rest of the manufacturer’s Bob Marley-inspired product range, the flagship headset it crafted from Earth-friendly materials, coupled with superior attention to detail.

About a year ago, I spent quality time with the House of Marley Zion in-ear headphones which left a good impression thanks to their natural bass. With a price tag twice as large, the Legend enters a market segment which is inhabited by properly heavy hitters. Read on to find out if the headset lives up to the expectations. Read more »

‘LYNE’ for iOS, Android and Windows Phone game review

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LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game. You connect all the dots of the same shape following a few simple rules and you complete the level. Sounds simple enough, only it isn’t.

Let’s see what this game is like. Read more »

‘Tengami’ for iOS game review

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Tengami is a very uniquely designed puzzle game. It takes the appearance of a Japanese pop-up book and you move between worlds by sliding over the pages.

The game has already received accolades for its design and was also chosen the Editor’s Choice on the App Store. We decided to take a look at it for ourselves and see how good it really is. Read more »

Mystery solved: What is Snapdragon 801 and is it powering the Samsung Galaxy S5?

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February 24 – what an eventful day! First we got a bunch of Nokia phones running on Android Jelly Bean, then Sony unleashed the next-generation flagship – Xperia Z2. Later HTC premiered two interesting Desire smartphones and finally, Samsung outed the Galaxy S5.

Yesterday was also the day Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 801 chipset. And then came the confusion. What is MSM8974AB, what is MSM8974AC, which phone runs on Snapdragon 801, is it Xperia Z2, is it Galaxy S5? Let’s clear all this mess up. Read more »

Check out our two hands-ons videos of the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Having spent our fair share of time with the Samsung Galaxy S5 we keep bring you all the details on the latest flagship by the Korean company. We already gave you the live photos, the benchmarks and the camera samples and now it’s time for the hands-on videos.

We’ve got two clips showing you various parts of the Samsung Galaxy S4 UI and how the smartphone performs in real life. You get to see the updated TouchWiz as well as some of the key software goodies introduced by the handset. Read more »

LG L40 hands-on

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LG L40, a.k.a. Optimus L4 III, is the last and most compact of the new LIII series. It will be available next month in dual and triple SIM versions.

The L40 packs a 3.5″ IPS HVGA display with 165ppi density. It is powered by the Snapdragon 200 chipset with a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 302 graphics and 512MB of RAM. Read more »

LG L70 hands-on

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LG L70 is actually the third generation LG Optimus L7. It seems LG has decided on shortening the LIII series, which is actually a good thing.

The L70 looks a lot like the LTE-enabled F70, it is even built around the same 4.5″ IPS WVGA display. Read more »

Nokia XL hands-on

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The Nokia showroom floor at the MWC 2014 is chock full of people eager to see Android running on Nokia hardware. We’ve managed to get cozy with the Nokia XL for a minute and we’re now going to tell you all about it.

The Nokia XL features a 5″ IPS LCD display of WVGA resolution and it’s bad at all even though we’re used to seeing FullHD resolution on this sort of screen sizes. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet hands-on

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is the successor of the popular Xperia Tablet Z. Just like its predecessor, the Z2 Tablet is water and dust resistant. It has upgraded water endurance though it can now go to a depth of up to 1.5 meters for a duration of 30 minutes.

The Xperia Z2 Tablet looks exactly like the Tablet Z – it is based on the OmniBalance design philosophy, which was introduced a year ago by the Xperia Z smartphone. It’s a really sleek design that scales impressively well to tablet size. Read more »

Huawei MediaPad X1 hands-on

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The Huawei MediaPad X1 is the pinnacle of the company’s presentation on the MWC 2014. It is the most interesting device Huawei has brought to Barcelona and there is indeed a lot to discuss.

Even though the MediaPad X1 is a 7″ slate, Huawei considers it as an all-in-one device and believes many users will be carrying and using it as a primary (and only) gadget. Yes, this means people will make calls on it. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 hands-on

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LG G Pro 2 went official 10 days prior the MWC. It has already gone on sale in Korea, while US and Europe will be getting in in March and April.

The G Pro 2 is the successor of the Optimus G Pro phablet and upgrades all major specs. It comes with a larger 5.9″ 1080p IPS display, runs on the Snapdragon 800 chipset with 3GB of RAM, and comes with a 13MP camera with enhanced optical image stabilization (OIS+). Read more »

V-Moda VAMP VERZA and METALLO case review

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The V-Moda VAMP VERZA belongs to a small group of mobile accessories, made for only the most committed audiophiles. The gadget combines a universal headphone amplifier, digital to analog converter, and a backup battery pack in a compact, sleek-looking package.

Headphone amplifiers are designed to bring out the best of high-end, usually over-ear headphones, as the built-in audio chips in today’s smartphones cannot bring out their full potential. Mobile headphones amps vary greatly in price and capabilities, with the V-Moda VAMP VERZA being a decidedly high-end offering. Read more »