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New 64GB Moto X Pure Edition now available for $600

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Motorola has introduced a new variant of the Moto X Pure Edition. For an extra $50 over the 32GB variant, you can get the new 64GB variant for $599.99.

The 64GB model is only available in the SIM-free unlocked Pure Edition model through Motorola’s website. If you want it on a contract, you will have to choose between the 16GB and 32GB models only. Read more »

Xiaomi sells 40,000 Redmi Note 4G units in six seconds in India

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Xiaomi’s held another weekly flash sale in India today. This one was for the Redmi Note 4G, and in fact this was the first time that you were able to buy the LTE-capable iteration of the company’s phablet in the subcontinent. So, understandably, the interest was high.

In fact, 200,000 people registered for the sale. Of those, however, only 40,000 people managed to get a Redmi Note 4G, as that’s the amount of units that were made available. The entire batch sold out in six seconds, which sounds incredible until you realize it’s definitely not the first time something like this has happened with Xiaomi products over there. Read more »

Yotaphone 2 goes on promotion for the next 7 days

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The Yotaphone 2 is definitely a peculiar take on smartphone design with its dual-display setup, powered by a more than adequate set of hardware. The Russian innovation has definitely been gathering gazes and exciting tech fans all around.

The handset is available at a promotional price of RUB 36,990 (about $640), instead of the usual RUB 39,990 (about $718). The special offer will be valid between December 30 1014 and January 7 2015, after which the normal price tag will apply. Read more »

HTC One (M8) climbs to the edge of stratosphere, comes back with video footage

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As part of its Creatography movement, HTC teamed up with the British garage inventor/YouTube sensation Colin Furze to showcase the video capture chops of the One (M8). The end result from the team up is 1080p footage at an altitude of 106,500ft (32,461m), with some firework along the way.

In order to make the trick happen, twelve balloons were launched, each carrying between 2 and 4 HTC One (M8) units. Read more »

Take a look at a sample from the newly found 4K chops of Nokia Lumia 1520

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One of the key features that the Denim update brought to Nokia Lumia 1520 is 4K video capture @ 24fps. The goodie is also available for Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia Icon.

UHD video recording surely is a welcome new functionality to the already superb camera of the Windows Phone-toting phablet. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 930 Rich Capture mode demoed, yields great results

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Improved camera performance and new shooting modes were only two of the upgrades brought by the Lumia Denim update, but for smartphones such as the Lumia 930 they are certainly among the more important ones. The high-profile cameraphones got HDR capabilities as a part of its latest update and now we get to see the feature in action.

The guys from wmpoweruser tested the Rich Capture mode as Microsoft calls HDR and gave us a six-minute video detailing the feature. Read more »

Meizu MX4 Pro hands-on

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,The year 2014 is almost done but Meizu isn’t done quite yet. After unleashing their yearly flagship device, the Meizu MX4, the maker has put forth a bigger and badder smartphone in the face of the Meizu MX4 Pro.

The Meizu MX4 Pro earns its Pro moniker with a slightly bigger display – 5.5″ over 5.36″, a much higher screen resolution and pixel density –
1536 x 2560px and 546ppi. That’s a solid 128ppi increase over its predecessor.

The front also has a fingerprint reader hidden under the home button. There is also more RAM, too. Read more »

Oppo R5 battery life test

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Until recently one of the thinnest smartphones in the world, now only second-best actually, the Oppo R5 made it through our review routine and our findings are live at our homepage.

The impressively thin Oppo R5 packs a 5.2” AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and runs on the Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor. This great hardware package is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery – a relatively small capacity for such a demanding smartphone. Let’s find out how the Oppo R5 did at our battery torture test, shall we? Read more »

Samsung emphasizes water resistance of Galaxy S5 by putting some inside a snowman

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The holiday spirit is everywhere these days, and Samsung wants to participate. The company perhaps feels that you may have forgotten about the Galaxy S5, especially now that the Galaxy Note 4 has been on the market for a while. So, to remind you that its smaller flagship smartphone exists, and is water resistant, it’s created a new promo video for it.

This features a few Galaxy S5 units and a snowman. Actually, it features a few Galaxy S5 units inside a snowman. Since it’s water resistant and all that. Read more »

HTC offers 20% discount for any phone until January 2

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HTC has been holding a weekly deal on its official website for the US for a while now. Unlike past offers, though, today’s deal isn’t going to expire in mere hours. In fact, it’s valid all the way up until January 2. If you purchase any handset from HTC’s website before then, you can get a 20% discount.

That’s a nice holiday deal, and you may want to take advantage of it if you haven’t yet bought gifts for those close to you. To benefit from the discount, you’ll need to shop at HTC.com and enter “HTCHOLIDAY20″ at checkout as a coupon code. Once you do that, 20% will magically be subtracted from your order. Read more »

Motorola Droid Turbo down to $1, new customers get $150 gift card too

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A few days ago we let you know that you could buy a Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. That’s half off its normal price of $199.99, but now Best Buy has gone ahead and made that deal look pretty bad.

That’s because the well known retailer is currently selling the Droid Turbo for a mere $1. That’s no typo, you’ll need to pay just one dollar for the top of the line smartphone. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Christmas ad is all about the Multi window

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The holiday shopping spree is going at full speed and Samsung wants to make sure the Galaxy Note 4 is a big part of that. The company has released yet another Christmas-themed ad for its flagship phablet, this time dedicated to one of its coolest productivity features.

The 2-minute spot focuses on the Multi window functionality, which lets two apps share the 5.7” QHD screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with easy transfer of data between them. Read more »

Verizon now gives you 50% off on Android phones priced at $199 or more

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To help you get into the gift-giving mood, Verizon has a pretty good deal going on for Android smartphones. Namely, the carrier is selling all Android devices that normally cost $199 or more with a two-year contract for just 50% of their price.

So, for example, the Galaxy Note 4 can now be had for just $149.99, whereas you normally have to shell out no less than $299.99 for the privilege of purchasing one from Big Red. Read more »

Huawei infographic gives you the recipe for perfect groufies

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Who wants to know more about group selfies, a.k.a groufies? Okay, for all the three of you, Huawei created a very nice infographic detailing their significance in today’s online world.

Here are some hard groufie facts – in the period between August 1 and October 31, 15,200 groufies were posted on Instagram. They received more than 67,600 likes and 20,000 comments. We don’t envy the person who had to count them, but this data is enough to convince Huawei that front-facing cameras need to more oomph. Read more »

Moto X (2014) hitches a ride on a drone, captures 4K video of the flight

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In order to showcase the 4K video capture credentials of the Moto X (2014), Motorola handed the handset to a professional drone operator. As expected, the company’s customizable smartphone took a ride above San Francisco and captured the trip in UHD resolution.

Because it is much lighter than a DSLR camera, Moto X (2014) allows the drone to fly much longer than usual. Read more »