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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge battery life tests

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The wait is over, guys, the retail units of the Samsung hottest duo made it to our office. As promised we are updating our Galaxy S6 review with the final results of each test, plus our in-depth Galaxy S6 edge review is already live on our homepage.

Both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge utilize Quad HD Super AMOLED screens and are powered by identical Exynos 7420 chips. The battery capacity of the S6 edge is just a whisker larger than the power unit inside the regular S6 model, but we are unsure if that’s enough to make a difference. Read more »

iFixit tear down the HTC One M9, the verdict – slightly better, but still a nightmare.

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The good folks over at www.ifixit.com have finally managed to get to HTC’s latest flagship device. And, as tradition goes, the unit has to suffer, so a lot of others like it can be saved from the electronics graveyard.

Judging by continuity in the design of the One series, it is only natural to assume that the One M9 shares much of the same assembly and mounting techniques as its predecessor, which is notoriously difficult to mend, mostly due to an abundance on tricky adhesive holding things in place. Read more »

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are very eco-friendly and Samsung has the awards to prove it

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Succeeding in the very dynamic and demanding tech market of today often requires a lot more than technological advances, beautiful design and competitive prices. People are starting to pay more attention on how their products are made, what they are made from and, most-importantly, how eco-friendly they are.

This increased consumer concern is definitely a step in the right direction and will hopefully fuel the advancement or sustainable and renewable tech. And while projects like Google’s modular ARA are taking a more radical approach to the problem, there are a lot of things any technology manufacturer can address to help and when we are talking about a giant, like Samsung, efforts usually show quick results. Read more »

Vertu adds Quilt stitching and Stingray leather options to its Aster collection

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Vertu keeps reskinning its Aster smartphone. The latest variations are the Quilt (sporting a leather with distinctive stitching) and the Stingray (which features actual stingray leather). The hardware specs are unchanged, though the price differs.

Starting with the more affordable model – if you can call it that – the Vertu Aster Quilt comes in Black and Blue. Read more »

Moto X is $140 cheaper for one day only

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It might be April Fools’ Day today, but this is no joke. Motorola has decided to run another price-cutting promo for the Moto X on this occasion, and you’re now able to save $140 if you purchase the device.

It normally starts at $499.99, but if you order one now it will start at $359.99. Obviously we’re talking about buying the Moto X off-contract, as the promo sadly isn’t valid if you get it with a long-term carrier agreement. Read more »

Buy an LG G3 and get a free VR headset, sort of

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LG has been teasing the said promotion for quite some time now. It was supposed to launch in February, but, obviously, there have been some setbacks.

It appears the gift is now available, but only in the US and only in “particular stores” and, of course, while supplies last. The promotional webpage does not mention stores in particular and a footnote, leading nowhere states that the list is available online at lg.com, but we didn’t manage to find it, so if you have some info on that, be sure to leave it in the comment section. Read more »

Oppo promotes its VOOC fast charging tech in a party aftermath video

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that design trends, pushing for even thinner devices, are ferociously clashing with the slow advancements in battery technology. Learning to accept that, Oppo has been going down a different road, focusing on fast charging as the obvious compromise.

The company is very proud of its developments in the field and took on no other but industry heavyweight Qualcomm, claiming the American solution to be inferior. Read more »

Samsung outlines the differences between Galaxy S6 and S5 in an infographic

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With the Galaxy S6 about to hit the retail shelves worldwide, Samsung released an infographic, which outlines the differences between the newcomer and its predecessor. The graphic will surely help SM-G900 owners decide if a jump to the newer SM-G920 is worth it.

Samsung proudly calls the Galaxy S6 its best smartphone to date yet for a good reason. Read more »

Grab the Lumia 530 in Australia for AUD29 starting April 2

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Those living in Australia can benefit from a great Lumia 530 deal. Local retailer Big W is holding a promo of the device and sells it for AUD29.

The original price of the smartphone is AUD79 and customers will be able to take advantage of the deal starting April 2 as part of the store’s Easter promotion. Read more »

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Review

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The Momentum is Sennheiser’s series of premium portable headphones for the fashion-conscious crowd. While there is an undeniable whiff of Beats envy in the series, as that’s pretty much the same target audience that Beats caters to, being Sennheiser, the Momentum products didn’t at least sound terrible.

The company originally launched the around the ear circumaural headphones, which were later followed by the on-ear supra-aural model. The latest entrant in the series is the Momentum In-Ear, which, as you can guess, are a pair of in-ear earphones. Read more »

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 »