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iPhone owners found to be more intelligent than Android users

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The comments section on this story is sure to turn into a flame war, but according to an online mental agility test, iPhone owners are more intelligent than Android users. Both smartphone consumer bases beat out Blackberry loyalists though, who came third in the survey.

The “Test of Wits was conducted by the British betting company, Ladbrokes. A thousand smartphone users took the multiple choice survey and iPhone users were able to complete the 7 trick questions in the quickest time possible: 94 seconds. Read more »

Check out this cool infographic on phone usage

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Ever since John F Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola demonstrated the use of first hand held mobile phone in the year 1973, the mobile tech has grown beyond leaps and bounds. In the recent times, these mobile devices have evolved to what we now know as smartphones and have turned out to be an essential part of our lives.

However, along with the convenience come a few dangers, which you might have been unaware of. Here’s a beautiful infographic that shows the advantages and the disadvantages of a mobile phone. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League Grand Final

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So that’s that then – the big day has finally come. 32 smartphones, 30 games and just over 1 million votes have lead to this moment – the grand final of the Smartphone Champions League.

The all Nokia affair sees the two latest flagships of the Finnish company stand against each other in the search for the ultimate prize. The Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 had to overcome plenty of tough challenges to get here, but now they both face the ultimate challenge. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League Semifinals: the final scores

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The semifinal stage of the Smartphone Champions League is now over and we have the names of the two finalists. The two games enjoyed amazing attention and gathered over 120,000 votes and were quite exciting to watch.

The Nokia loyalists community showed that it’s not only very loyal, but also greatly organized and it managed to achieve its goal – an all Lumia final. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League Semifinals

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We are into the deciding stages of the Smartphone Champions League and now it’s time to turn our heads to the semifnals. In case you missed the dramatic developments there, here are the Quarterfinals match results.

Four smartphones enter the arena, hoping to get one of the coveted spots in the final of the tournament. Interestingly, out of the four contenders only one is a non-Nokia phone – the LG Nexus 5. The rest are the Nokia Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 520. Read more »

This Samsung Galaxy S5 concept sports drool-worthy functionality

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After treating us to a mighty good Samsung Galaxy S4 concept last year, the folks from Rozetked repeated the exercise with the yet to be announced Galaxy S5. A hands-on video showcasing a concept of Samsung’s next generation smartphone flagship made the rounds on YouTube.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 concept is based on rumors which have been circulating around the web. Read more »

Oppo N1 running CyanogenMod 10.2 hands-on

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The Oppo N1 is the first smartphone offered with CyanogenMod out of the box. It’s a great milestone for the CyanogenMod team and we have installed the custom Android ROM on the N1 to see what the experience is like.

Currently, the CyanogenMod 10.2 version is available for the N1, which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. However, Oppo and the CyanogenMod team promise that version 11 will be out soon. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League Quarterfinals final scores

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The quarterfinal clashes in the Smartphone Champions League are now over and they certainly were an amazing spectacle. The four games got over 270,000 votes, which is by far the highest we have seen in a single matchday.

Two of the four manufacturers remained in the competition concluded their participation at the quarterfinal stage, while Nokia continued to be the dominant force with its Lumia lineup getting the whooping three spots in the semifinals. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League Quarterfinals

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We are now at the Quarterfinals stage of the Smartphone Champions League and things are really heating up! Only 8 out of 32 participants are now left and every one had to go through tough battles to get here. And four of those will be one step closer to the Winner’s podium after today’s games complete.

We have some high rollers as well as a few surprises entries here and there. The Nokia Lumia 1020 which stands up against the Samsung Galaxy S III, then there are the LG Nexus 5 vs Sony Xperia SP, HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 520 and the Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nokia Lumia 1520. Read more »

LG will bring the Knock feature to the L Series II smartphones

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LG announced that it will bring the Knock feature to the L Series II family of smartphones. Formerly known as KnockON, the useful gesture allows users to turn their smartphone on by tapping on its display twice.

The second generation LG L Series devices will get treated to the feature via a global maintenance release update. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 S-View cover with wireless charging now on sale

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Until now, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners had to pick between wireless charging capabilities and the cool UI tweaks of the S-View flip cover. However, yesterday Samsung finally started the sales of a wireless charging–enabled S-View cover, which brings the best of both worlds.

It costs $70 and is available in black and white colors, from the Samsung US store (other stores should follow shortly). The price is certainly steep, but if history is any indication it will be cut down to more reasonable levels eventually. Read more »

Final Fantasy III 3D now available for Windows Phone

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Debuting in 1990, Final Fantasy III was Squaresoft’s most popular title; and the software manufacturers’ first game to sell over a million copies. You can now play its updated 3D remake on Windows Phone.

If you’re a gamer, then you’ve definitely heard of the Final Fantasy series. You’ve also probably noticed the countless remakes and renditions that have been made available for various platforms – and now also for Microsoft’s own mobile OS. Read more »

Samsung Germany New Year’s Bonus cashback starts today

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Starting today, Samsung Germany is offering their Neujahrsbonus cashback bonus program to all customers who purchase one of the participating Galaxy devices, including the Note 3, S4, S4 mini, Tab 3 8.0, and even the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Now that’s Christmas is behind us, this seems like another great reason for celebration by any potential Samsung device purchasers in Germany. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League Round of 16, Matchday 2 final scores

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And then there were eight. The Round of 16 in the Smartphone Champions League is now over and all quarterfinalists have been revealed. We saw for more exciting games draw to a close and set up four interesting battles in the next round.

Going into the quarterfinals Nokia is the best-represented company, having three handsets in the mix. Sony managed to secure two spots, while HTC, LG and Samsung complete the picture with one contender a piece. Read more »

Smartphone Champions League Round of 16, Matchday 2

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The first four quarterfinalists in our Smartphone Champions League have already been revealed, and now it’s time to learn the names of the other four. Some really exciting games await as 8 more smartphones will battle it out for the remaining spots.

We’ve got the LG-made Google Nexus 5 in actual today against the Apple iPhone 5s in what should be a thrilling encounter. The other Apple smartphone is also going to see some action today, hoping to put an end to Samsung’s participation in the tournament. We’ve also got an in-house battle and a proper mid-ranger contest – all the ingredients of an exciting matchday. Read more »