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Two Google Nexus smartphones might be released this year

Both LG and Huawei might produce a Nexus smartphone

New rumors hint at the possibility of two different Nexus smartphones being released later this year. LG will produce the smaller 5.2-inch handse...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition and wireless charger

Samsung unleashes Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition

This handset is the result of Samsung's collaboration with Marvel and comes with a wireless charger designed to match its Iron Man-inspired looks...
Sony launches Xperia Z3+

Sony launches Xperia Z3+

The new smartphone will be available globally, as opposed to recently launched Xperia Z4 that can only be bought in Japan.
LG G4 First Impressions

LG G4 First Impressions

Say "cheese!" LG has once and for all completely dedicated itself to photography with its new flagship. A higher resolution, bigger lenses, a higher luminosity, and an improved image stabilizer... it almost lets us forget that the G4 is a superb smartphone - optionally available in leather. Unfortunately, it also has some old weaknesses.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.5" | 155 g
Asus ZenFone 2 Smartphone Review

84% Asus ZenFone 2 Smartphone Review

4 GB of RAM! We all knew it was inevitable, but it's finally here -- the first major consumer smartphone with 4 GB dual-channel DDR3 RAM. Not only that, but it can also be had for just $300. Is this 5.5-inch monster enough to lure users away from popular Chinese brands like the OnePlus One?
Intel Atom Z3560 | PowerVR G6430 | 5.5" | 170 g
Android factory reset does not wipe all data

Android factory reset does not wipe all data

Researchers recently conducted a study revealing that 500 million Android devices may not fully wipe disk partitions.
Samsung Galaxy A8 will have a 5.5-inch display

Samsung Galaxy A8 sent for testing to India, specs leak

According to GFXBench, Samsung's upcoming A-series flagship will feature a smaller display than previously reported.
Honor 4X Smartphone Review

81% Honor 4X Smartphone Review

Big meets affordable. Honor, Huawei's subsidiary, launches a device in the growing phablet sector with its new Honor 4X. The austerely designed casing contains a lot for approximately 200 Euros (~$220): LTE Cat4, a sufficiently fast octa-core SoC, dual-SIM functionality, and a bright IPS screen. A well-rounded package.
HiSilicon Kirin 620 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 5.5" | 173 g
Oppo officially launches R7 and R7 Plus midrange smartphones

Oppo officially launches R7 and R7 Plus midrange smartphones

The Chinese manufacturer's new phones come with really good looking design.
Face Off: HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

91% Face Off: HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

One for all? Just like the three musketeers, the latest high-end smartphones are ready for the duel: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2. We compare the three smartphones in detail. Even though none of the manufacturers manage to satisfy every smartphone user, there is a winner.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.1" | 145 g
LG launches G4 Stylus and G4c smartphones

LG launches G4 Stylus and G4c smartphones

Both new smartphones are positioned as less expensive alternatives to the company's flagship G4.
LG Spirit 4G Smartphone Review

83% LG Spirit 4G Smartphone Review

Curvy. The LG Spirit is a middle-class Smartphone with a stylish, curvy back. However, unlike its back, the front and, by extension, the display is straight. How does the device match up against the competition? Is it all looks?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.7" | 120 g
New Apple Watch update possibly coming soon

New Apple Watch update possibly coming soon

It is believed that the Apple Watch could soon receive an update mainly focused on security.
Asus Zenfone 2 now available in the USA

Asus Zenfone 2 now available in the USA

With great performance and a reasonable price tag, the Zenfone 2 enters the US market as one of the most interesting budget smartphones.
Sharp's new smartphone, Aquos ZETA SH-03G, comes with ultra slow-motion video recording

Sharp's new smartphone, Aquos ZETA SH-03G, comes with ultra slow-motion video recording

Even though the recently-launched device comes with a 5.5-inch display, it is still shorter than the 5.1-inch Samsung’s Galaxy S6.
Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 might favor performance-per-core over the number of cores

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 might feature only four cores

According to a leaked comparison between Mediatek's new 10-core Helio X20 SoC and Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820, the latter will be a quad-c...
Microsoft introduces the six different versions of Windows 10

Microsoft introduces the six different versions of Windows 10

Windows 10 will release six different versions to 190 countries and it will support 111 languages
Sony Xperia A4 is now official in Japan

Sony Xperia A4 launches in Japan

The compact smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 801, supports LTE and packs a 21 MP camera.
Huawei P8 Smartphone Review

88% Huawei P8 Smartphone Review

Light artist. The Huawei P8 is the latest flagship device from the Chinese company, which does not only have an elegant design, but also offers a lot inside the aluminum chassis: Build quality, camera and display can meet the highest demands. However, the connectivity and the performance do not leave a high-end impression.
HiSilicon Kirin 930 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.2" | 147 g
LG Leon Smartphone Review

83% LG Leon Smartphone Review

Surprise bag. A quad-core SoC, high-speed LTE Internet alongside an NFC module, Android 5.0 and 8 GB of storage. This bundle, in the form of the 4.5-inch LG Leon LGH340N, is officially available for just 149 Euros (~$170). Our report reveals how well the mid-range smartphone fares in real life.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 120 g
YotaPhone 2 now comes in white and gets Android 5.0 update

YotaPhone 2 now comes in white and gets Android 5.0 update

The dual-screen smartphone just got a white version and Android 5.0 update. It is also substantially cheaper.
Third iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite betas released to developers

Third iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite betas released to developers

As WWDC draws closer, Apple releases the third beta of iOS 8.4 and Mac OSX 10.10.4.
Huawei Mate 8: more details leak

More details about Huawei's upcoming Mate 8 leak

Allegedly, Huawei's upcoming flagship phablet will use in-house Kirin 930 octa-core SoC, a QHD display and a 21 MP camera sensor from Sony.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

88% HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

Nice soundbox. HTC tries to keep old strengths with the One M9 and does not really change the design of its flagship smartphone. The speakers still create a very good sound, but the latest version once again reveals problems in respect of the reworked camera. The battery runtimes could be longer as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

85% Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

Testosterone phone. The Kyocera Torque is quite a handful: The ruggedized smartphone does not believe in slim lines but rather in protection in compliance with military standards, innovations and business features. More about that in the report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.5" | 182 g
Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

85% Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

Middle management. The Lumia 640 improves upon the predecessor in several areas. The middle-class smartphone features swappable covers and very decent software - but is that good enough to beat out the stiff competition?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 145 g
ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 with ultrathin bezels

ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 with ultrathin bezels

The new ZTE Nubia Z9 features Frame Interactive Technology (FIT), allowing the user to perform various tasks by touching or swiping along the sid...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
The Nexpaq smartphone case is highly customizable

The Nexpaq smartphone case is highly customizable

A Kickstarter project, Nexpaq, aims to give users the ability to attach modules with different functions to their smartphones.
Sony introduces selfie-oriented Xperia C4

Sony introduces selfie-oriented Xperia C4

Equipped with a 5 MP front camera, Xperia C4 it is touted by Sony as „the selfie smartphone”.
Upcoming Oppo R7 Android smartphone features full metal unibody design

Oppo confirms full metal unibody design of upcoming R7 smartphone

The handset will not be "bezelless" as anticipated, but will feature a full metal unibody design and Oppo will unveil it during a special event o...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

May 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commente...
High iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 sales are good for... Sony

High iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 sales are good for... Sony

According to newest data, over 40% of all image sensors found in digital cameras (including those in smartphones) come from Sony.
A new study reveals the dangers of free apps on the Google Play Store

A new study reveals the dangers of free apps on the Google Play Store

MIT conducted a study on the Google Play store that revealed some track users and some even connect to malware sites.
Microsoft could be preparing a 4.7-inch Lumia phone

Budget Lumia smartphone enters testing

Two samples of an unknown 4.7-inch Microsoft phone identified as RM-1127 were spotted arriving in India.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

83% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.7" | 171 g
Oukitel Original One Smartphone Review

75% Oukitel Original One Smartphone Review

Small and replaceable. This $70 smartphone is a blast from the past with its low specifications and small 4.5-inch display. Is the tiny price of entry worth it for a smartphone running Android KitKat?
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 4.5" | 104 g
Microsoft is expecting a lot of success from Windows 10

Microsoft is expecting a lot of success from Windows 10

The Redmond-based tech giant is hoping to see 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within the next few years.
Opera for Android updated with Opera Turbo feature

Opera for Android now features Opera Turbo

This updated browser for Android now comes with Opera Turbo, as well as tabs sync with other instances and automatic text wrap.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone gets Android 5.1.1 update

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge gets Android 5.1.1

The update began rolling out via OTA yesterday and brings guest accounts to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, in addition to the usual tweaks and fixes...
Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro Android smartphone hits T-Mobile

Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro hits T-Mobile

This affordable 4.5-inch LTE-capable smartphone has a MSRP below $150 USD, has a quad-core processor, and comes loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone gets Lollipop update

Verizon Galaxy S4 gets Lollipop

The Galaxy S4 finally receives Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with a slightly tweaked Touchwiz UI and refreshed Samsung Apps.
Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen Smartphone Review

84% Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen Smartphone Review

Update Lite. Motorola's Moto G2 mid-range smartphone had picked up a good rating in our test, but it did not feature LTE. The manufacturer has eliminated this drawback in its new edition, and has installed the latest, supposedly faster Android Lollipop instead of KitKat. However, there might just be unexpected modifications in the screen and storage.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 150 g
Four new Microsoft Lumia phones in the works

Four new Microsoft Lumia phones in the works

Microsoft is currently readying four new Lumia smartphones to launch alongside the Windows 10 operating system, including two flagship-class and ...
LG G4 officially announced

LG G4 officially announced

At simultaneous events around the globe, LG announced today its new flagship smartphone, the LG G4.
Samsung updates the Galaxy Gifts deal for the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung unveils gifts package for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

The updated gifts package for the Samsung flagships includes apps, services, and other content worth over $500 USD.
Nokia confirms it will not re-enter smartphone market

Nokia confirms it will not re-enter smartphone market

After having its smartphone business bought out by Microsoft a year ago, the company squashes rumors of the possible return to the industry.
Oppo confirmed its R7 smartphone for next month

Oppo R7 smartphone will be announced next month

Oppo has officially confirmed the existence of its rumored smartphone and released new rendered images of it. However, its specifications have no...
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Smartphone Review

80% Xiaomi Redmi 2 Smartphone Review

A basic solution. The Redmi 2 aims to be a mainstream smartphone for a budget price. Its humble 720p display and Snapdragon 410 SoC aren't trying to break any records, but will instead offer sufficient and reliable performance for everyday use.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.7" | 133 g
Lenovo unveils K80 smartphone

Lenovo unveils K80 smartphone

Lenovo announced the new K80, a smartphone with 4gb of RAM, releasing exclusively in China.
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)