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Lava, Karbonn, and Xolo Windows Phone handsets detailed

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As you probably know Indian manufacturers Karbonn, Xolo, and Lava are all gearing up to create new Windows Phone handsets. Now, thanks to Times of India we also get to learn some details on what they’ll be about.

They’re all very competitively priced and we’ve got a bit of info on their specs, too. Read more »

Weekend poll: LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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We’re writing an LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 article, but before we are done we decided to get some input from you, our readers. Both phablets pack some of the best technology available on the market, they are very evenly matched.

We have several key categories – design, screen, software and camera – for you to vote on. Read more »

Weekend poll results: The hots and nots of MWC 2014

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You’ve had a week to vote for your favorite hardware from the MWC, now it’s time to review the results. The Mobile World Congress saw brought us several new flagships and expanded the wearables category, but there were plenty of other interesting devices too.

Most results from the polls are very clear – those were some good devices, but the companies still have a lot to work on. Read more »

Samsung launches a trio of accessibility accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance

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Samsung has just launched three accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance smartphone that will enhance its accessibility options and experience.

The new accessories include Ultrasonic Cover, Optical Scan Stand and Voice Label. Read more »

Apple reduces iPhone return period to 14 days

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Today Apple slashed its iPhone return period from 30 days to 14 days. The policy change applies to iPhones bought from both Apple’s online and brick and mortar Stores.

Other than the shorter period for returning the product, Apple has made no other changes to the conditions. The iPhone you plan to return in that time frame has to be undamaged and include all of the original accessories. Read more »

Windows Phone 8 supports 128GB microSD cards

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SanDisk has announced the availability of the world’s first 128GB microSD a few weeks ago at the MWC in Barcelona. It is the world’s highest capacity microSDXC card. But is your device even accepting 128GB memory cards?

Well, if you own a WP8-running Nokia Lumia 1520, then you can insert and use such card. Read more »

OnePlus One will have always-on voice commands, unlocking

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OnePlus’ upcoming One smartphone is going to sport always-on voice commands similar to what the Moto X premiered with. The information comes straight from the source and there’s even a poll going to see which command the phone will take – “Ok, OnePlus!”, “Wake up, OnePlus!” or “Alakazam”.

The OnePlus team has tailored the voice feature using Qualcomm’s tech while the CyanogenMod team, which is making the OS for the OnePlus One has implemented it to recognize your voice even in locked state. Read more »

Watch this cute Magic Focus ad for the LG G Pro 2

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The LG G Pro 2 camera introduces the so-called Magic Focus mode, which works in a manner similar to Nokia’s Refocus. It captures several shots of the same scene with different focus and then lets you do the blurred background effect that smartphones normally fail to produce.

LG has released a really cute commercial starring a fluffy puppy and showing how the Magic Focus mode works. Read more »

This iPhone Air concept looks cool and credible

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Talented designer Sam Beckett has created an interesting concept of what the next iPhone might look like. Dubbed iPhone Air, the concept sports a 4.7″ display with extremely slim bezels. Beckett has also taken into consideration the latest rumors of Apple using an Sapphire protection for the display.

The video is very cool to watch and seems quite credible, unlike most iPhone concepts out there. We even don’t rule out the possibility of Apple going from its current naming convention to simply calling their latest smartphone the iPhone Air. Read more »

Delta upgrades its flight attendants to Nokia Lumia 1520

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Last summer, Delta Air Lines announced a partnership with Nokia to equip its flight attendants with Nokia devices, aimed at providing quick and easy onboard purchasing for meals and other extras.

Now, flight attendants are getting upgrade to Nokia’s latest flagship, the Lumia 1520, which also allows the company to verify credit card payments real-time. Read more »

The Midia InkPhone has an e-Ink screen, promises weeks of battery life

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Polish tech distributor Arta Tech will be selling a phone with an e-Ink screen in Europe soon called Midia InkPhone. The handset promises comfortable reading and two weeks of battery life thanks to the energy-efficient screen and 1,800mAh battery.

It features a 4.3″ Pearl e-Ink screen (like the Kinde reader screens) of 480 x 800 piexel resolution that is front illuminated. Read more »

The third All New HTC One teaser video is out, check it out

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HTC released yet another teaser video for the upcoming All New One. Like the duo of clips which preceded it, the latest one is focused on a specific feature of the upcoming smartphone.

Hot on the heels of a teaser image from earlier this week, the new video brings the spotlight on the device’s camera. Read more »

Night Tokyo shines in these Sony Xperia Z2 low-light samples

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Sony Xperia Z2 with improved 20.7MP camera sensor was unveiled a few days ago over the MWC in Barcelona. We are very eager to test the new bigger sensor performance, especially its low-light behavior.

And while we are waiting our review unit to arrive, someone already got lucky and took an Xperia Z2 for a spin in night Tokyo. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 battery life test

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With the full review of the LG G Pro 2 now complete, it’s time to turn your attention to our battery test and see how LG’s latest phablet fares. One of its main competitors is going to be none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so it’s going to have to do well to stand a chance.

And chances are it will, when you consider that both phones pack equally large 3,200mAh batteries, have the same chipset and have 1080p displays close in size Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 battery life test

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is running on the rather low-consumption Snapdragon 400 chipset with four 1.2GHz low-powered Cortex-A7 processor. Even though the SoC may save you some power juice, the big 5.25″ screen estate that has to be lit up won’t be generous with the 2,600 mAh battery.

Now that our review is live on our homepage, we are also ready to share the full breakdown of our dedicated battery endurance test. Read more »