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Samsung Unpacked event recapped in 60 seconds

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Samsung took centerstage at this year’s MWC with the release of the most hotly-anticipated smartphone pair of the year, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. In typical Samsung fashion the company’s press event wasn’t lacking in flair.

If you’re more into the essence of things though, and have missed the livestream of the event, Samsung Mobile has been considerate enough to prepare a 60-second video, summarizing the keynote. Read more »

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL promo videos will try to inspire you to be a doer

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With the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL now official, the company is hyping the phones with promo videos.

If the time has come for you to switch to a newer Windows Phone device, then take a look at the promo videos and check if they answer your needs. Read more »

Apple shows off iPhone 6 camera with dedicated photo gallery

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There is little doubt about the fact that iPhone have had some of the best mobile phone cameras for a while now, and that the iPhone 6 is easily the best camera Apple ever put on a phone. The iPhone camera is also one of the most popular, being the number one camera on Flickr (and this includes phones and proper cameras) for several years now.

The company has now made a dedicated gallery of images on its website showcasing some of the pictures people around the world have taken with the iPhone 6. Each photo is followed by a description of what’s going on in the photo, along with the name of the app(s) used to create the image. Read more »

Check out the new Xperia Z4 Tablet and M4 Aqua promo videos

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Sony announced the new Xperia Z4 Tablet and the Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone. The Z4 Tablet is the company’s latest flagship tablet while the M4 Aqua is more of a mid-range offering.

The Xperia Z4 Tablet has a 10.1-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 32GB memory, stereo speakers, 8 megapixel camera, and digital noise cancelling. It’s also IP68 certified, making it waterproof and dust resistant. Sony also made a Bluetooth keyboard for it to be used as a notebook. Read more »

Vote now for the hottest flagship of MWC 2015: HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge?

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Day 0 of the MWC – which officially begins today on Monday – is drawing to a close, but fans of the superstars have gotten their fill. HTC unveiled the new One M9 and soon after that Samsung followed with Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

We have first-hand impressions from them, but we were curious what you, our readers, think of today’s most wanted. Read more »

Android superstar showdown: Samsung Galaxy S6 faces the HTC One M9 and LG G3

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What an exciting time for Android this is: Samsung and HTC just unveiled their respective 2015 powerhouses – the Galaxy S6 and One M9 – and its time to join them with their main rival, LG G3, for a fight of epic proportions. Strap on your seatbelts and let’s go for a drive.

Today, MWC 2015 hosted the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 – two phones, which just like their predecessors, are going to have to fight for customer’s attention. LG is still hard at work on the G4, but the G3 isn’t backing off just yet. Read more »

The first Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge promo video focuses on design

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Samsung released the first promo video for the freshly launched Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The minute-long clip focuses on the design of the power couple.

The Korean giant’s new design language is a massive step forward for the Samsung Galaxy S family. Read more »

Samsung unveils a refined Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung introduced a new version of the Oculus-powered Gear VR Innovator Edition headset. The new Gear VR is compatible with the newly announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and is 15% smaller.

The Galaxy VR Innovator Edition with Oculus technology is already available for purchase globally for $199. The headset is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet, but Samsung and Oculus will be launching a Galaxy S6-compatible edition as well. Read more »

Samsung launches Samsung Pay service for mobile payments

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were announced today in Barcelona. They both feature a new mobile service for payments called Samsung Pay and yes, you’ve guessed it right, is a competitor to Apple Pay.

Samsung Pay works with NFC and a newly developed technology called MST – Magnetic Secure Transmission. The MST will allow the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners to use their phones on most of the existing terminals and merchants won’t need to upgrade their payment solution. Read more »

HTC One M9 vs HTC One (M8) – twins born a year apart

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The HTC One M9 is finally official and we’re experiencing a déjà vu. Didn’t the HTC One (M8) look exactly the same? Alright, they are not quite the same, but you have to look very, very closely to see the subtle differences. Still, here’s a direct comparison, which should give you a perspective on whether the new stuff under the hood is enough of a reason for you to upgrade.

Before we discuss the changes on the inside, let’s go briefly on the exterior. The HTC One M9 is just a tad more compact than its predecessor and weighs 3 grams less. The differences aren’t really noticeable, but the build has been altered slightly. Read more »

Mozilla and partners to bring back flip phones and sliders with Firefox OS

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The established players are staging flashy events for its devices, but Mozilla has roped in an impressive number of new partners off-stage. Working with carriers spanning the globe from east to west – KDDI, LG U+ and Verizon Wireless – the maker of Firefox OS plans to resurrect old form factors.

The touchscreen consolidated phone shapes into one – the ubiquitous rectangle – but Firefox phones will soon come in flip, slide and other form factors. Read more »

Windows 10 to bring USB OTG functionality

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Microsoft is slowly but steadily catching up to Android, and is planning to bring USB OTG capabilities along with Windows 10. The feature has been supported on Google’s OS since its 3.1 version, and by now has become virtually ubiquitous.

The official announcement will take place at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event, which will be held a couple of weeks from now on March 18-19 in Schenzhen. Read more »

Acer Liquid Leap+ smartband updated to bring multi-OS support

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Acer unveiled today an updated version of its Liquid Leap wearable, adding a “plus” to the name. It does bring more to the table though, than the marginal name change suggests.

Most importantly, the smartband offers support for all three major operating systems, so you can pair it with the smartphone of your choosing. Read more »

YouTube app update for Android enables video trimming

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Google has released a new update for the YouTube app for Android devices with a capability to trim videos before uploading to YouTube.

Select a video from the phone using the YouTube app and it will show you the new trimming interface. Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Note battery life test

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Xiaomi Mi Note, the company’s highly anticipated flagship, has come recently to our office and we did an in-depth review. The article is now live at our homepage and you can read all about our encounter right here.

Our review process includes a battery life performance test and we’ve put the Xiaomi Mi Note through all our routines. It runs on the popular Snapdragon 801 chip, has a 3,000 mAh battery and utilizes a 5.7″ IPS 1080p display. We’ve met various smartphones powered by the S801 platform and most of them scored about 65h endurance ratings. Read more »