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Huawei Honor 4X review

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The Honor 4X is the company’s latest entrant in the budget smartphone category. It is also the launch of Honor as a brand in itself, still owned by Huawei but running independently without the Huawei branding.

The Honor 4X is a competitively priced big screen smartphone. Some of the salient features include a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display, Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM, 13 megapixel camera, dual SIM connectivity, 4G LTE, and a 3,000mAh battery, all for a price of Rs. 10,499 ($168). Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6′s latest ad pits comedian James Corden against hipster alter-ego

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Even if you assume you’ve already created the hottest flagship of the year, you can’t just sit on your hands and expect it to sell itself. Samsung has run a pretty intense marketing campaign on its latest and greatest Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and now a new promo video is out.

Starring English comedian James Corden and, well, his alter-ego Wilf, the video focuses on the eternal function vs. form debate. Read more »

Tesco sends a Galaxy S6 unit in space to celebrate launch

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Tesco was keen to mark the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with as much bang as possible and went all out sending a unit into space. Tied to a special space balloon, the smartphone is accompanied by a trio of GoPro cameras monitoring its every move.

Launched from an undisclosed location within UK’s Peak District national park, the balloon soared 32.5km to the edge of space surviving 160km/h winds and temperatures as low as -57 degrees Celsius. Read more »

Samsung “inboxing” video shows a Galaxy S6 edge assembled by hand

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We’ve all watched unboxing videos – taking a phone out of its retail packaging for the first time. Samsung’s latest promo video for the Galaxy S6 edge is an “inboxing” video, the story of how the phone and its accessories got into that box.

It begins with placing the fingerprint scanner on the front bracket. Read more »

Photos app makes a debut with Mac OS X 10.10.3 update

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Apple has seeded the new Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite update for its family of Mac machines. This new update also brings the new Photos app which essentially replaces the iPhoto and Aperture apps.

With Photos, you can enjoy better control in organizing your photos in to Photos, Shared, Albums, and Projects. The app also integrates iCloud Photo Library to sync and take a back up of the images on the Mac and other devices. Read more »

Moto X (2014) ships with free Moto Hint headset in the United States

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Motorola will ship the Moto X (2014) with a free Moto Hint wireless headset in the United States. The sweet deal will be available across the Atlantic through April 14.

The promotional gift by Motorola is available for customers who purchase an unlocked smartphone directly from the manufacturer’s online store. Read more »

Xiaomi is turning 5 today and the party is on with promotions and giveaways

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Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi, is celebrating its fifth birthday and the company is in an all-out festive mode. The manufacturer has always had a strong online community and has really managed to build brand value and awareness, an area where most other Asian businesses fail, and naturally the community forum has been booming with festivities and a fair deal of promotions.

To mark the veritable 5-year corner stone, Xiaomi is looking back and recapping all that it has achieved throughout the years. The company has been steadily gaining popularity, especially in its home market, where it currently presides at the very top of the mobile market food chain. International presence has also been extending, especially in India, where the manufacturer recently partnered up with both Snapdeal and Amazon, for an even broader market reach. Read more »

HERE Auto to power the Jaguar XF navigation

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The all new Jaguar XF four-door sedan is set to feature the embedded in-dash version of the popular HERE Maps navigation software. The aptly named HERE Auto will debut as part of the car maker’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system.

The navigation system will come loaded with features, designed to provide a smooth navigation experience, and the 10.2-inch screen in the car is the least interesting. Read more »

More Sony Xperia Z4 sample shots appear online

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You all remember the Sony Xperia Z4 right? That one flagship phone that simply refuses to become reality for quite a few months now. We have stumbled upon another few images, allegedly taken with the device’s main shooter, to add to the one we shared with you yesterday.

The two additional shots seems to be part of the same album, if you will, as the one from yesterday and are taken with identical settings at pretty much the same location. The phone is once again listed as E6553, the model number of the upcoming Xperia Z4, and the shots are made at 20.7 megapixels with a resolution of 5248 x 3936 pixels and an ISO of 50. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge gets a poor repairability score from iFixit

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Only a few days after tearing down HTC One M9, the handy people from iFixit gave Samsung Galaxy S6 edge the same treatment. Just like its Taiwanese rival, the Korean flagship smartphone walked away with a poor repairability score.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge received a repairability score of 3 out of 10 from iFixit. Read more »

Xiaomi products will be sold on Amazon India and Snapdeal, starting April 8

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Most Chinese tech manufacturers can’t really boast broad market availability, let alone brand recognition and value. Xiaomi seems to have gotten the marketing formula right, as it has become quite popular on various markets.

This has been achieved through a clever mix of aggressive pricing, gorilla marketing through a strong online presence and community, as well as a quite diverse and often odd product portfolio to cater to various demands. One of the company’s biggest market expanses was its exclusive partnership with Flipkart in India. This caused a veritable avalanche of interest and MI gadgets and smartphones seem to have a lot of appeal in the emerging market. Read more »

LG mocks Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge ‘bendgate’

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Samsung may have put out an official rebuttal video for the Galaxy S6 edge ‘bendgate’ problem earlier today, but LG still found it fitting to mock its Korean competitor. A few hours ago, LG’s arm in Jordan tweeted the picture you can see below, accompanied by the following text: “Some curves just make sense. #bendgate”.

So it’s pretty clear that the Galaxy S6 edge is the target of this attack, based on the bend test report published by Square Trade last week. Read more »

Samsung’s fans more loyal than Apple’s, survey claims

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Apple’s fans have often been the object of mockery for their blind following of the brand’s latest (arguably) overpriced and underspecced devices. Samsung’s supporters have typically been considered slightly more level-headed with the exception of the occasional determined fanboy.

A recent survey however claims otherwise and puts the Korean company ahead of it’s Cupertino arch-rival in terms of brand loyalty. Read more »

Weekly poll results: HTC One M9 mostly approved

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Voting time is over and the results are in, indicating that the HTC One M9 receives your stamp of approval. It doesn’t bathe in fan love quite like the Samsung Galaxy S6 last week, but still manages a positive score on all counts.

Audio quality has been a traditional HTC strong suit and this is where the One M9 garners the most upvotes. Read more »

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 »