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Lumia 920 goes against keys, a particularly long knife and a mallet

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There are drop tests and then there are ‘throw everything you have in your house at it’ tests and today we are going to take a look at one of the latter.

The test involves keys, knives and mallets and looks like it was devised by Adolf Hitler himself when he was not planning on taking over the world or trimming his mustache. And at the receiving end of these objects is the new Nokia Lumia 920. Read more »

New leaked firmware for Galaxy S3 (I9300XXELK4) brings split-screen view mode and other new features

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been enjoying Jelly Bean for some time now. But a handful of features that we first saw on the Galaxy Note 2 have been out of reach so far.

The split-screen view mode, for instance, allows big-screen smartphones with plenty of oomph to display too apps at the same time. Today’s good news is that you can now get this and other new features on your Galaxy S3 via a pre-release official firmware.

Rumors suggest these enhancements are to arrive officially to S3 owners this December as a sort of a Christmas present. But obviously presents will come early this year. Well, sort of, this one’s more like a teaser. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 820 drops by the office, shoots a Cinemagraph

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The Nokia Lumia 820 stopped by for a quick visit and the first thing we did was put it in front of our camera. The phone is the second Windows Phone 8 handset from Nokia and it differs from the 920 flagship in several areas.

While it misses out on the PureView and PureMotion action, the Lumia 820 actually has several advantages over the Lumia 920. Read more »

Here are some interesting things you may have missed about the Lumia 920

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Nokia’s official blog Conversations has posted an article detailing 10 things you might have missed about the Lumia 920.

Did you know that the camera decoration and side buttons are made out of zirconium? Or that the LED flash on the back is a higher-powered dual one? Hop after the break for more. Read more »

Sony Xperia go goes up a snowy mountain, suffers various accidents, lives to tell the tale

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The Sony Xperia go just can’t catch a break – the durable Android handset was tortured in the summer and now the same guys are back to torment it in winter conditions. The poor guy was thrown around, ran over, jumped on, bashed, dunked and put through other trials.

The Xperia go sports an IP67 certification, giving it dust and water resistance, but it also seems to handle subzero temperatures quite well. Read more »

HTC DROID DNA takes on the quad-core Android competition

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HTC just announced their DROID DNA monster smartphone, but does it have what it takes to challenge the current flagships? The 5″ 1080p is one-of-a-kind at the moment, offering unmatched sharpness. And the Snapdragon S4 Pro is the most powerful chipset in an Android phone right now, though it’s not the only phone to use it. But there are plenty of other variables to consider.

To make the comparison easier, we’ve made a head-to-head table, pitting the HTC DROID DNA against the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Check it out! Read more »

HTC DROID DNA official videos are live for your viewing pleasure

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HTC just announced the DROID DNA for Verizon – a 5-incher droid with a super impressive 1080p display and a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor.

It’s a Verizon exclusive and hits the stores in a week. To help push the smartphone HTC already published a couple of promo videos on YouTube. Read more »

Here’s the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 availability table

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The Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices launch today on the search giant’s Play store in the UK and Australia. Already they’ve been sold out and we expect the same to happen in the US later on.

But if you’re living outside of the said countries and wish to get a clue whether you’ll be able to get some Nexus goodies we’ve got you covered. Read more »

Battery tests of HTC One X+ are complete, here are the results

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The HTC One X+ is a quick update to the company’s flagship – they pumped up the Tegra 3 chipset to higher clock speeds, fitted a bigger battery to compensate and threw in some extra storage to sweeten the pot.

Now the question is whether the bigger batter and Jelly Bean are enough to offset the extra power usage from the overclocked chipset. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T dropped by wearing a shiny yellow outfit, here is the hands-on

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For the second time this year, we have an AT&T branded Nokia flagship on our hands. The screaming yellow colored, LTE packing Nokia Lumia 920 is the Finnish company’s latest and greatest creation, booting Microsoft Windows Phone 8. The handset is of vital importance for both Nokia and Microsoft – both companies are betting hugely on its commercial success.

Unlike the Windows Phone devices of yesteryear, the Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T can finally be called a properly powered smartphone. Read more »

HTC Desire X goes through our battery test, results are inside

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The HTC Desire X is fresh out of our review but there are still things to wrap up. The phone has a 1650mAh battery feeding its dual-core processor and 4″ screen. How does the battery last?

Well, we’ve concluded our full array of battery tests and the results await your inspection after the break. Read more »

Motorola brags about the DROID RAZR MAXX HD’s battery life at Apple iPhone’s expense

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It seems that taking jabs at Apple’s iPhone is a fashionable way to promote a smartphone these days. Motorola is the latest manufacturer to use the trick in its latest ad, posted on its official Facebook page. It shows an image of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD jump starting an iPhone 4S.

Motorola is proud of the battery performance of the latest DROID RAZR MAXX HD and for a good reason. Read more »

NenaMark 2 scores for Sony Xperia C360X appear, promise Xperia T-level specs

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We’ve been seeing a steady stream of leaks about the next crop of Sony Xperia Androids but this one is about a new model – the C3602 (since the last digit indicates the region, let’s just call it the C360X).

We’ve already seen the low-end C1 series (Xperia E and E Dual) and the high-end C6 series (Odin and Yuga with their 5″ 1080p screens), so this C360X should be our first look at the mid-range offerings. Read more »

HTC Windows Phone 8X battery life test concludes, results are inside

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Microsoft’s latest mobile OS is getting ready for prime time and the ailing HTC is marketing its Windows Phone 8X as the “signature” Windows Phone 8 handset. We already reviewed the 8X, now it’s time to see how long it lasts in our battery test.

The HTC 8X has an 1800mAh Li-Ion battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset – virtually the same specs as AT&T’s One X, expect for the smaller screen (4.3″ vs. 4.7″). Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S Duos battery tests are complete, results are inside

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Dual-SIM phones are still relatively rare and usually limited to the low-end, but the Samsung Galaxy S Duos takes after the Galaxy S III mini in terms of looks (though not in terms of specs, unfortunately).

Dual-SIM phones are usually bought when there are no good plans available – ones that offer enough talk time, texts and data. So, how long can the S Duos last if you need the second SIM for even more talking? Read more »