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Smartphone Champions League, Matchday 2 final scores

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The second batch of games in our Smartphone Champions League are now over and we now get to learn the names yet another 4 participants to the Round of 16.

We got even more surprises this time around, with 2 of the 4 unseeded handsets progressing at the expense of their initially more popular rivals. This comes to show that sheer numbers don’t count for much here, when they are not backed up by enough loyalty. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League, Matchday 2

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The Matchday 1 of our Smartphones Champions League is now over and it’s time for Matchday 2. We have another batch of four games for you to vote on.

Today the four games of our tournament see the LG G2 vs.HTC One, Nokia Lumia 520 vs. LG Nexus 4, Sony Xperia Z vs Sony Xperia L and the Samsung Galaxy S DUOS vs the Nokia Asha 501. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League, Matchday 1 final scores

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The first four games of our Smartphone Champions League are now over and we now get to learn the names of the first 4 Round 2 participants.

The first four games produced the first major upset with the unseeded Nokia Lumia 1020 knocking out the odds-on favorite Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This was by far the most interesting game of the day, scoring over 40,000 votes. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League, Matchday 1

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The first eight contenders in the first edition of our Smartphone Champions League are ready to go head to head. You can read the rules for the tournament here, where you’ll also find the full tournament bracket and more information on the competition.

Round 1 of the tournament sees the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020, Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Apple iPhone 5, Google Nexus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Nokia Lumia 625. Read more »

Announcing the GSMArena Smartphone Champions League

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GSMArena.com has a current rankings page that sorts phones by the daily interest in them from our readers. We use that to keep our finger on the pulse of what’s popular, but it can be useful to our readers too. But the daily rankings shift quickly as a new popular phone is launched and at the same time slowly as old popular phones take quite a while to go down the ladder.

This is why we decided to launch the Smartphone Champions League – a knockout tournament to determine which phone you, our beloved readers, like the best. Read more »

‘Angry Birds Go!’ for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 game review

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After teasing the game a few months back and doing a soft launch in New Zealand, Rovio finally launched Angry Birds Go! internationally across all major mobile platforms. Angry Birds Go! is the first 3D Angry Birds game and features go-kart racing along the lines of Mario Kart and Sonic Racing.

Rovio certainly has a popular franchise on its hands. Let’s see if it can successfully shoehorn it in a completely different genre the way Nintendo and SEGA did. Read more »

DODOcase HARDcover for iPhone 5s review

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Like its siblings designed for tablets, the DODOcase HARDcover for the iPhone 5s combines retro looks with modern functionality. The case features a book-like, high-quality fabric exterior which is offered in an overwhelming variety of colors, including ones chosen by the user.

Hand-made in San Francisco using traditional book-binding techniques, DODOcase’s products preserve the age-old craft by bringing its charm to the tech world. Here’s what the HARDcover for the iPhone 5s has to offer! Read more »

‘The Room Two’ for iPad game review

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Last year we reviewed the brilliant The Room for iPad. The game features clever puzzles built-into intricately designed 3D objects with stunning visuals and a mysterious story that sucked you in and didn’t let go right until you finished the game.

Now the developers are back as promised with a sequel that feature more puzzles that are even more elaborate than before and even better visuals. Let’s take a closer look. Read more »

LG G Flex battery life test

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The LG G Flex is an unusual device that brings a lot of innovation in one package. The battery is one – it’s a curved, flexible battery that allows the whole device to be flexed. To make this happen, LG also had to develop a flexible screen – an OLED built on a plastic substrate.

Despite working with such new technology, LG still managed to squeeze a whopping 3,500mAh battery in the G Flex. But with a huge 6″ OLED screen to feed, will it be enough? Read more »

Motorola Moto G battery life test

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Motorola Moto G is surely one of the most commented smartphones this holiday season. It’s a quad-core device with a big 4.5″ IPS HD display, pure Android experience and amazing price tag.

We are now about to see how the Moto G’s 2,070 mAh battery holds up against its display and chipset. In theory it should provide you with much better endurance than the uninspiring Moto X, due to its lower-power chipset and slightly smaller screen. Read more »

LG G Flex hands on

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We have been teased by the concept of flexible displays for a long time now, but finally the time has come for us to witness what was once a cool tech demo in an actual product. Greetings, LG G Flex.

Featuring a 6.0″ 720p flexible OLED display, the G Flex pioneers LG’s lineup of curved smartphones. It’s an important product in a freshly introduced category of smartphones and the company hopes it lures adventurous customers with a plethora of cool features both on the hardware and software fronts. Read more »

Motorola Moto G hands-on

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The Motorola Moto G has been all the rage recently being hyped as the best-spec’d entry-level offering in the market right now.

It’s made its way into our offices, and we’re stealing it away for a quick peek before our review team takes it away. Read more »

Torque Audio t103z in-ear headphones review

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The Torque Audio t103z in-ear headphones take a different approach to acoustic customization compared to their competitors in the premium establishment. Rather than try to do it all in terms of sound, the t103z headset offers patent-pending interchangeable valves, which change its sound characteristics on a hardware level.

Designed and engineered in Los Angeles, California, the Torque Audio t103z in-ear headphones are the company’s first product to the market. Read on to find out what it’s like to live with them on a daily basis! Read more »

‘Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ for iOS and Android game review

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It’s not uncommon for developers to release a companion game on mobile whenever they release a major title on the consoles. These mobile versions often share the same name but offer nowhere near the same experience, with a different, watered-down version of the story and gameplay found on the console version.

Following the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft has released a companion game called Assassin’s Creed Pirates on iOS and Android, with a Windows Phone 8 version coming later. Other than the pirate theme, the mobile game doesn’t have a lot in common with its console counterpart. But is it still fun to play? Let’s find out. Read more »

24ct gold-plated HTC One hands-on

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The 24ct gold-plated HTC One which we got to spend quality time with, is even more exclusive than the 18ct, MOBO awards celebrating version we saw back in October. HTC will make only two units the 24ct gold-plated One, compared to five 18ct devices.

At a quick glance, the 24ct HTC One looks a tad more subtle than its 18ct sibling, thanks to its matte finish (the 18ct version is glossy, thus even more blinged-out). Head inside to check out our extensive photo gallery. Read more »