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HTC One (M8) easier to repair than its predecessor, barely

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The HTC One received the lowest ever repairability score that iFixit has ever given a smartphone – 1/10. So, how did the new One (M8) do? it’s a massive improvement as the score has doubled to… well, 2/10.

The new design is still incredibly hard to repair, but at least you can now remove the aluminum back without damaging it. Read more »

See how the HTC One (M8) handles a dip in the water, a drop and a hammer

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The HTC One (M8) went live yesterday with a bigger 5″ 1080p display, better Snapdragon 801 processor and Duo Camera but there wasn’t anything in there about water resistance.

Yet a curious YouTuber decided to put the One (M8) to the test and dip it in water for over an hour and a half. The result? Well, the One (M8) did better than an iPhone in the test. Find the video inside. Read more »

Android 2014 all-star showdown: HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2

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Today marked the unveiling of another of this year’s anticipated smartphone flagship announcements, the HTC One (M8). At today’s launch, HTC hailed the device as their best smartphone ever, and it’s truly a beauty to behold with its full metal chassis and slick design. But does it have what it takes to hold its own against the other upcoming flagship-grade competition?

The new HTC M8 sports a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset running at 2.3 GHz, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. This is very similar to what powers the Xperia Z2, except the Sony device has an additional 1GB of RAM. The Galaxy S5 also runs on a Snapdragon 801 chip, but is clocked higher than both devices at 2.5 GHz. Read more »

A year wiser: HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7)

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Last year, the original HTC One (M7) caused a stir in the Android community with its stunning looks, Ultra Pixel camera, front-facing speakers and high pixel density display. Making a successor that carries the torch from such an impressive device is hard, but HTC has no other option but to try. Let’s see if the HTC One (M8) has what it takes to make the Android community go “wow” one more time.

While on the outside the devices look similar, we’ll need to take a closer look at what’s under the hood to see whether the new HTC One is worth it. Read more »

HTC One (M8) battery life test

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The HTC One (M8) features a slightly bigger battery than its predecessor (2,600mAh vs. 2,300mAh) and an Extreme Power Saving Mode. That’s only for when you really need to stretch the last few percent though, otherwise it would be a shame to limit the speedy Snapdragon 801 chipset.

Note that for this test we didn’t use the power saving mode – we’re aiming to replicate regular daily usage and these modes limit the phone’s features and performance. Read more »

First official HTC One (M8) promo video hits on YouTube

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While HTC’s latest flagship, the HTC One (M8), is busy getting its dual unveiling event in New York and London, HTC has released the first official video of the device on YouTube.

The video highlights the all metal design and sophisticated camera design. Take a look. Read more »

HTC One (M8) unboxing and hands-on video

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HTC One (M8) is now official with 5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset, dual UltraPixel rear cameras and Android 4.4 KitKat plus HTC Sense 6.0. The device is already on sale across several markets with many more expected to get it in the following days.

We managed to grab an HTC One (M8) unit and took it for a quick spin. As tradition dictates unboxing and UI demo are your first treat of the day. Read more »

Watch the Samsung Galaxy S5 go under a meter of water

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 has an IP67 certification, which officially means “dust tight” and surviving up to 30 minutes at 1m underwater. That seems a little abstract, it’s much better to see the device actually make the dive.

Here’s a video of the Galaxy S5 being submerged to a meter underwater and even starts ringing with an incoming call. Read more »

Mozilla gets new CEO, wants to focus on mobile

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Mozilla’s getting a new CEO: Brendan Eich.

He’s replacing Gary Kovacs, who announced that he would be stepping down about a year ago. Hit the jump to find out what Eich’s vision for Mozilla is, now that he’s calling the shots. Read more »

Nokia Lumia Icon battery life test

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Our review of Nokia Lumia Icon is completed and live on our homepage. Naturally, it is now time we share the complete breakdown of our standardized battery test.

Nokia Lumia Icon runs on the Snapdragon 800 chipset and features a 5″ 1080p AMOLED display. We’ve already met with the Lumia 1520, which shares most of its internal and that one did amazing on our test – so we’ve kind of expected some great numbers from Icon too. Read more »

Amazon offers 64GB microSD for $36 today

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Amazon is now holding a spectacular Gold Box Deal of the Day, which today happens to be about microSD and SD Flash Memory Cards. More specifically, Samsung memory cards, which are discounted by up to 65%.

For example, a Samsung 64GB PLUS Class 10 with up to 48 MB/s transfer speed now costs just $36, slashed from $55, while its 32GB equivalent is $18 down from $43. Read more »

Apple looking to automate production of iPhone batteries

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Reports out of China indicate that Apple is heading towards automation of the iPhone battery production, resulting in one less labor-intensive iPhone assembly process.

The move will make it easier for the company to potentially move the production of the iPhone elsewhere, as it will not rely as heavily on specialized manual assembly. Read more »

LG grabs 33 Red Dot awards, G Flex pronounced Best of the Best

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LG is going to celebrate today, as the company took home 33 Red Dot product design awards, including two “Best of the Best” ones for the LG G Flex and Smart 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema system.

LG has managed to make its way to the top out of 4,800 entries at this year’s Red Dot Awards. Last year, the company had 27 of its devices recognized, with one “Best of the Best” award for its Curved OLED TV. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 poll results

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Our shootout between the LG G Pro 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is ready and now it’s time to see how you’ve voted in the last weekend’s poll.

In our versus of the hottest Android phablets around, we asked you which one did you like best in five key categories – design, screen, software, still camera and video recording and here’s what you guys picked. Read more »

Sailfish OS Android port going at full steam, watch it run on Galaxy S III LTE

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Jolla has recently confirmed a Sailfish OS ROM is in the works and will become available for various devices later this year. A few smartphones were even showcased over the MWC 2014 running on the Sailfish OS.

Now you can see for yourself where the project is going. A Jolla developer has released a 3-minute walkthrough video of Sailfish running on Samsung I9305 Galaxy S III LTE. Read more »