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Lenovo unveils K80 smartphone

Lenovo unveils K80 smartphone

Lenovo announced the new K80, a smartphone with 4gb of RAM, releasing exclusively in China.
A successor to HTC J Butterfly (HTL23) could be on its way.

HTC Butterfly 3 leaks via CompuBench

This powerful smartphone combines Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC with a QHD display and offers high-resolution cameras. Unfortunately, it will mos...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top mo...
Huawei P8 Smartphone First Impressions

Huawei P8 Smartphone First Impressions

Très chic! We took a first glance at the Chinese manufacturer's flagship. Huawei's P lineup has always been slim, but rarely so classy. The P8 makes a positive first impression with a lot of aluminum and glass. The camera has also been reworked to quite some extent. Find out more in the following report.
HiSilicon Kirin 930 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.2" | 144 g
Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone in India

Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone in India

The affordable mid-ranger packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC and a 5-inch Full HD IPS display but lacks a microSD slot.
5.5-inch Elephone smartphone with Android Lollipop and Windows Phone 10

Dual-boot Elephone handset coming in June

The Android-only variant of this Chinese 5.5-inch smartphone is expected next month, while the Android/Windows Phone dual-boot variant will launc...
Google enters the wireless industry with Project Fi

Google enters the wireless industry with Project Fi

Google’s Project Fi aims to redefine how mobile phone owners utilize and pay for WiFi and LTE.
LG G Stylo will be released in South Korea next month

LG announces G Stylo smartphone

The 5.7-inch device supports pen input and is based on a min-range Snapdragon SoC. An interesting highlight is compatibility with microSD cards u...
OnePlus April 20th event details

OnePlus April 20th event details

OnePlus’ event on Monday gave some new information about upcoming products and more
Google Nexus Player gets Android 5.1.1 firmware update

Google rolls out Android 5.1.1 update

The Android TV box is the first device to receive the 5.1.1 update, although 5.1 for the Nexus 9 tablet has not been released yet.
TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

79% TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

Lightweight. The German manufacturer, TrekStor, offers a very light, yet large smartphone in the WinPhone. The device uses Windows Phone 8.1 and employs a quad-core CPU, an HD display and an 8 MP lens. A great smartphone for a low price?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.7" | 97 g
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

82% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros (~$214) but still want LTE. Our review shows if and where the device makes compromises.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 156 g
Sony Xperia Z4 is announced officially

Sony unveils Xperia Z4 smartphone

Sony's newest 5.2-inch flagship smartphone is powered by a Snaprdagon 810 processor and runs Android Lollipop.
Samsung expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets this year

Samsung updates Galaxy S6 sales forecast up to 70 million units

Samsung expects an amazing year for its smartphone business, pushing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales forecast from 55 million units all the way u...
Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 141 g
Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Although Office products have found their way on iOS and Android devices, Office Universal is an exclusive offering for those with phones running...
Apple Pay may soon extend to Canada

Apple Pay may soon extend to Canada

Having seen much success since its October release, Apple could be planning to release its contact-less payment system in Canada this fall.
Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone should reach the US later this year

Tizen smartphones to hit the US later this year

Samsung Z2 is expected in Europe, the US, as well as other countries by the end of 2015.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

A new standard. The conventional Galaxy S6 was already very convincing in our review. Samsung now offers a smartphone with two rounded display edges with the Galaxy S6 Edge for the first time, but the additional price is pretty steep. Our review shows if the extra charge is worth it.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 132 g
LG G4 Stylus is a scaled-down variant of G4 equipped with stylus support

First photos of LG's G4 Stylus surface on the net

The pen-enabled sibling of the LG G4 is rumored to have a 5.8-inch display and a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.
LG confirms details about its G4 smartphone

LG confirms details about its G4 smartphone

Two weeks ahead of the LG G4 official reveal, LG releases a teaser video detailing new specifications.
LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

87% LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

Bananaphone. LG presents the second edition of its curved, high-end smartphone, LG G Flex 2, with improvements: Primarily the higher resolution screen is to silence the critics. We closely examined the slightly smaller phablet in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.5" | 152 g
Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM Windows smartphone with 5-inch display and 8 MP main camera

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM launches next month

This new Lumia handset has a 5-inch display, a modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 8 MP main camera, but packs 4G LTE connectivity and m...
Sharp is planning to mass-produce a 5.5-inch Ultra HD display by 2016

Sharp announces a 5.5-inch Ultra HD 4K panel

Judging by the size, the display could be used in smartphones or in VR headsets. First shipments to electronics manufacturers are expected in 201...
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 can be customized by Legend with various precious materials

Legend announces luxury variants of Samsung's Galaxy S6

The Helsinki-based company offers several pre-made models crafted with expensive materials. Alternatively, customers can create and order their o...
Cyanogen 12 OS launches for OnePlus One handsets, as well as other devices

Cyanogen 12 rolls out to OnePlus One handsets

The new firmware is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and includes a revamped theming feature and the new Boxer-based Email app, in addition to the r...
BQ Ubuntu phone now available for purchase

BQ Ubuntu phone now available for purchase

The world's first Ubuntu phone produced by BQ is now available for purchase in the European Union. Previously, the smartphone was only available ...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review

Successor to the throne. Samsung wants to claim the smartphone crown with the Galaxy S6. Those are not just marketing slogans; the South Korean high-end Android device really puts up a convincing performance in our review and can secure the top spot in our ranking.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 138 g
Motorola Moto E 2015 Smartphone Review

82% Motorola Moto E 2015 Smartphone Review

Successful update... ...would be a brief and catchy description of Motorola's Moto E 2nd generation because many points of criticism made on the predecessor have been reworked. A 4.5-inch qHD screen, LTE, 8 GB of storage, and the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop - the revised bundle is appealing.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 145 g
Samsung Galaxy J5 specifications leaked via GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy J5 spotted in GFXBench

The popular benchmark revealed key specifications and the version of Android running on the smartphone.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

April 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commen...
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for pre-order from April 21

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for pre-order from April 21

This $250 smartphone offers a well-balanced set of mid-range components and runs an up-to-date Android version.
AT&T confirms Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update on Twitter

AT&T Galaxy S5 gets Android Lollipop update

One day after the older Galaxy S4 flagship, Galaxy S5 on AT&T gets the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
adidas Originals accessory collection for iPhone launching with AT&T

AT&T stores launch adidas Originals accessory collection for iPhone

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get adidas Originals cases with two color schemes as part of a new line of accessories available through AT&T stores n...
Apple iOS 8.3 fixes WiFi problems but also brings new emojis

Apple releases iOS 8.3

This last update promises to fix the WiFi issues encountered by many iOS users in the past, as well as
LG giving away 4,000 G4s for 'test drive'

LG giving away 4,000 G4s for 'test drive'

Selected participants will receive the flagship phone weeks before launch, and will be able to complete assignments and obtain prizes. Participan...
HTC's One M9+ is now official

HTC officially introduces One M9+

So far, this Mediatek-powered smartphone with a QHD display and a fingerprint scanner is only available in China.
Microsoft Lumia 532 Smartphone Review

78% Microsoft Lumia 532 Smartphone Review

Double X. Microsoft's Lumia 532 is actually the dual-SIM version of the Lumia 435. Buyers looking for a very affordable smartphone and want to use two SIM cards at the same time will find out what restrictions a price of just over 90 Euros (~$97) involve in our report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.0" | 136 g
US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update details

US Cellular Galaxy S5 gets Android 5.0.1 update

Samsung's 2014 flagship handsets connected to US Cellular finally gets the Lollipop update, more than a month after other US carriers.
LG unveils UX 4.0 interface that launches with LG G4 later this month

LG unveils UX 4.0

The updated user interface will come with the LG G4 flagship that launches at the end of the month and promises to be even easier to use than bef...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A listing on Bluetooth SIG

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active receives its Bluetooth certification

Android handset with codename SM-G890A, apparently the Galaxy S6 Active, has been spotted in the Bluetooth SIG database.
OxygenOS firmware based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

OnePlus launches OxygenOS

OxygenOS keeps things light and essential, while adding a range of services for every OnePlus user and also being able to provide "faster, more m...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Smartcam Review

84% Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Smartcam Review

Online premium camera. Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 is actually more of a camera with integrated smartphone since the device looks like a compact camera just from its outsides. However, it also has plenty of mobile power with a Full HD screen, LTE, and a Snapdragon 801.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 4.7" | 203 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list o...
Asus Zenfone 2 family of Intel-powered Android smartphones

Asus expects to sell 30 million smartphones this year

Soon after the unveiling of the Zenfone 2 family, Asus reveals high expectations - no less than 30 million smartphones sold by the end of 2015.
HTC One M8s Android smartphone with 64-bit processor hits Europe

HTC One M8s launches in Europe

The new handset is almost identical to the M8 flagship, but uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and has a 13 MP camera on the back.
Moto G budget Android smartphone gets 5.1 Lollipop update

Moto G Google Play edition gets Android 5.1 update

This budget smartphone got the latest Lollipop flavor before more powerful Google devices such as the Nexus 9.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions

S6 with curved edges. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has curved edges on both sides of the display. This does not only look good, but also brings several additional features. Otherwise, the configuration is the same as that of the Galaxy S6 and uses high-end materials. Unfortunately, the extra costs for the curves are quite steep.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 132 g
Asus Zenfone 2 configurations and prices in Europe

Asus Zenfone 2 coming to the US this spring

The Intel-powered smartphone hits Europe in three variants, starting at roughly $190 USD, and is expected in the US by the end of May.
Verizon Wireless LG G2 Android flagship gets Lollipop update

Verizon LG G2 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Strange enough, LG G3 owners on Verizon still only have Android KitKat for their handsets while its predecessor gets the long-awaited Lollipop up...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)