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Huawei Honor 6X Android smartphone coming mid-October

Huawei Honor 6X coming next month

This 5.5-inch handset is expected to hit the market next month, featuring dual cameras and a fingerprint scanner, as well as mid-range specs overall.
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and up to 6 GB RAM

Xiaomi Mi 5s & Mi 5s Plus now official

These 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch handsets are both powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, and will soon hit the Chinese market.
Samsung Galaxy On8 Android smartphone with 5.5-inch display and 3 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy On8 launches in India

This 5.5-inch, Exynos 7580-powered handset will go on sale via Flipkart starting October 2 and carries a price tag of roughly $240 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Almost 60 percent swapped

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Almost 60 percent swapped

Samsung says it has got back almost 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in Europe so far, suggesting Samsung is making progress in its attempts to echange all faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
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Huawei H Android smartphone closeup, 5.5-inch handset available via LG Uplus

Huawei H smartphone launches in South Korea

This new 5.5-inch handset powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor and a 3,000 mAh battery launches exclusively via LG Uplus on September 29.
Alcatel Pixi 4 Plus Power Android smartphone with 5.5-inch display, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage

Alcatel unveils Pixi 4 Plus Power smartphone

This handset has no price and launch date yet, but it is obviously a low-end handset with just 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage, but features an impressive 5,000 mAh battery.
Apple Pay mobile payments service to get a competitor from LG next year

LG Pay launch delayed until next year

Although expected to arrive this year, LG Pay is now scheduled to launch in 2017, apparently due to issues encountered during testing in South Korea.
Motorola Mobility: More layoffs, 500 employees left

Motorola Mobility: More layoffs, 500 employees left

Lenovo continues the layoffs at Motorola, hundreds of employees loose their job. Once, Motorola Mobility had 20.000 employees, now only 500 are left in Chicago.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Replacement: Many choosing to stick with Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Replacement: Many choosing to stick with Note 7

On September 2, Samsung announced a global replacement program for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to an battery cell issue. Since then, the company has been working hard to expedite product shipments for the exchange program.
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UleFone Metal Smartphone Review

81% UleFone Metal Smartphone Review

Well-designed penny pincher. The little-known Chinese manufacturer, UleFone, is offering a new entry-level smartphone. The device may be cheap, but as the name suggests, the UleFone Metal offers a metal finish and good technical features.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 | 5.0" | 155 g
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) Android smartphone now available

Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) launches in China

This 5.5-inch handset launches in China for around $240 USD. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and comes loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
ARM Mali-G71 chip to power the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset

Samsung Galaxy S8 might use the Exynos 8895 SoC

A set of leaked documents reveals that the next-gen Galaxy S flagship uses a 10 nm Exynos SoC that integrates a Mali-G71 GPU.
Sony Xperia X Compact Android smartphone now available for purchase in the US

Sony Xperia X Compact now available for purchase

After a short pre-order period, Sony's new 4.6-inch Xperia handset is ready to ship, its unlocked version carrying a price tag of $499.99 USD.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. April 2016 update.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

September 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
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Andromeda: Google's internal name for the Android-Chrome OS merger.

Google Andromeda: Merged Android and Chrome OS on October 4th?

The 4th of October could be a more significant date for Google than previously expected. A tweet by Android and Chrome OS VP Hiroshi Lockheimer gives reason to speculate about a merger between Android an Chrome OS once again, 8 years after Android was first announced.
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Apple is offering a fix for those who suffer from playback control issues with Lightning earpods.

Apple: iOS 10.0.2 fixes Lightning earpods control issues

Even if Apple is already beta testing iOS 10.1, it is still busy fixing bugs in iOS 10. Version 10.0.2 fixes a few usability issues with Lightning headphones and the Photos app.
Google is planning to make Google Home a cheaper alternative to Amazon Echo.

Google October 4th hardware event: Leaked pricing and information

Google is said to unveil a bunch of hardware on October 4th. Apart from the Pixel Phones and Google Home we might also see a new smart home router. Pricing information for some of the hardware was leaked as well.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. May 2016 update.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

September 2016 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The sample pictures of the camera in the Xiaomi Mi 5S und Mi 5S Plus are colorful.

Xiaomi Mi 5S & Mi 5S Plus: Camera samples posted by CEO

Next week, Xiaomi will unveil their next generation flagship smartphones, the Mi 5S and the Mi 5S Plus. CEO Lei Jun is busy posting camera samples on Weibo to show off the quality of the dual-camera-setup inside the two new models.
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Xiaomi could continue to be the

Xiaomi Mi 5S & Mi 5S Plus: New leak suggests cheap pricing

How does $450 sound for a 5.7 inch smartphone with QHD-resolution, Snapdragon 821, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage? Too good to be true? Well, we do not have confirmation but leaked presentation slides point to the new Xiaomi Mi 5S-series to be rather cheap.
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HP: Windows Phone Elite X3 postponed because of unfinished software

HP: Windows Phone Elite X3 postponed because of unfinished software

The Elite X3 from HP is no doubt the most important Windows Smartphone of 2016. Now it seems the release of the phone could be partly postponed. The software is still unfinished.
Android 7 might bring new Always On features and Grace UX to the Galaxy S7.

Will Samsung Galaxy S7 users get their hands on the Note 7 GUI with Android 7?

Internally, Samsung is testing Android 7 Nougat on a bunch of Galaxy Phones already, the S7 and S7 edge are among them. A new report from China suggests that the Grace UX and some of the Note 7 features might make it to the Galaxy S7 with Android 7
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Do you really want to strap a $1000 smartphone on your surfboard? He did it!

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: A surfer is testing their water resistance in the ocean

We all know that Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant. But does that make them perfect surf companions? Surfer Kai Lenny took them out to the ocean and compared them with Apple's previous generation.
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The blue beam will guide you towards the right direction and warn about an uncalibrated compass.

Google Maps will show if your compass is uncalibrated on Android

Google has made it easier to know which way you are headed by replacing the direction arrow with a blue beam, that will be wider or more narrow depending on you phone's compass calibration status.
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Xiaomi is promising a dual camera for its next generation flagship.

The Mi 5S will also have a dual camera, Xiaomi says

Three more days ahead of the Xiaomi launch event next week, the Chinese company is teasing a dual camera for its next flagship phone.
We liked the Note 7 in our review, but luck does not seem to be on Samsung's side...

Galaxy Note 7: More trouble for Samsung

South Korean authorities demand further security tests for each new device and Samsung has to allow more time for customers to claim their money back.
Moto E3 Power Android smartphone first-day sales are impressive

Moto E3 Power sold 100,000 units on its first day

The new Moto E handset managed to break the previous record of first-day smartphone sales via Flipkart.
The Mi 5S will soon trump the Mi 5 as Xiaomi's new flagship phone.

Xiaomi Mi 5S: New official teaser announces an impressive 164K AnTuTu score

Xiaomi has put up another Mi 5S teaser recently, promoting an impressive AnTuTu score of 164,119 points for their next flagship phone that will be released September 27th. Meanwhile rumors claim that there might be a smaller 4 inch model and 3D Touch capabilities.
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A look at New York's skyline through the Pixel Phone made by Google.

Google's marketing efforts for the Pixel Phones show in New York City

Google is putting lots of money into their MadebyGoogle campaign and it shows, particularly in New York City. According to rumors, the Pixel Phones might not achieve the same level of water resistance as some of their competitors.
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BlackBerry DTEK50 Android smartphone, sibling of upcoming DTEK60

BlackBerry Argon coming soon

A page on BlackBerry.com that was not supposed to go public revealed that DTEK60 is a 5.5-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor on board, so now it only remains to get an official confirmation.
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Apple iPhone 7 has the best display according to DisplayMate

Apple's iPhone 7 has the best LCD display according to DisplayMate

After a long stream of Samsung handsets to hold the crown, the Cupertino-based giant is finally being recognized as the maker of the handset with the best LCD display, but not the best overall...
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The Mi Note 2 Pro version might have up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro: 8 GB of RAM, 2,6 Ghz processor and 256 GB of storage?

A leaked screenshot possibly revealed an updated Pro version of the alleged Xiaomi Mi Note 2-series. It might come with up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage and a faster 2.6 GHz processor. The question is: when will it be released?
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Four color options, big battery but no headphone jack or Micro-SD-Slot: The LeEco Pro 3.

LeEco Pro 3 is official: Big battery but some things are missing

Chinese media company LeEco today officially announced the Pro 3 smartphone. They did manage to pack an impressive 4.070 mAh battery into a 7.5 mm metal case but if you are looking for a headphone jack or a Micro-SD-slot look elsewhere.
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Huawei NOVA Plus Android smartphone coming to Canada mid-October 2016

Huawei NOVA Plus heading for Canada

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-powered 5.5-inch Android handset will hit Canada as early as October 18 via Rogers, Virgin Mobile, and Fido.
Moto E3 Power Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6735P and 2 GB RAM

Moto E3 Power unveiled in India

This 5-inch handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storag, all for around $120 USD.
Pixel and Pixel XL: The new Google Phones might be more expensive than expected.

New Google Pixel Phones: They might not come cheap

Apart from new pictures and a leaked video, today's rumors about this year's Google Pixel Phones also mention pricing. Starting at $649 for the smaller Pixel, they might not be your cheapest option.
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The madeby.google.com website suggests that the Pixel Phones were made by Google.

Google officially teases Pixel Phones for October 4th

Now it's official: Google is teasing the arrival of their next generation Pixel Phones that will not be sold as Nexus Phones anymore. The #madebygoogle hashtag and website want to make us believe that these phones were made by Google but we all know who really manufactured them, don't we?
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Review

Explosive combination. The Note is finally available in Europe again. The launch, however, is overshadowed by technical problems causing a world-wide recall. We still had a look at the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa | ARM Mali-T880 MP12 | 5.7" | 170 g
Acer Liquid Zest Plus Smartphone Review

82% Acer Liquid Zest Plus Smartphone Review

Battery behemoth. The Taiwanese manufacturer, Acer, touts its Liquid Zest Plus as an accessory for travels: A long battery life, and high-quality audio and camera quality are to make the mid-range handset the ideal travel companion. Find out in our test whether this is true.
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.5" | 175 g
Sony Xperia X Compact Android smartphone now up for pre-order via Amazon

Sony Xperia X Compact hits Amazon

Although it lacks water resistance and a high-end processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650-powered Xperia X Compact has a top-of-the-line 23 MP main camera and can be currently pre-ordered from Amazon for $449.99 USD (unlocked), $50 USD down from the regular price.
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Xiaomi is teasing a big

Xiaomi Mi 5S: Teasers point to the 27th of September as the release date

Xiaomi published a teaser this past weekend pointing to the 27th of September as the release date for its next top of the line smartphone flagship, the Mi 5S. As a pimped up successor to the popular Mi 5 it might feature ultrasonic fingerprint technology and a Snapdragon 821 processor. Plus we heard some other rumors about other Xiaomi smartphones.
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Is your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus making weird noises under heavy load?

Apple iPhone 7: Does yours also make hissing sounds under heavy load?

Early buyers report, that their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are making weird hissing sounds when the phone is under heavy load. The sound apparently originates from the back of the phone but not every iPhone 7 seems to suffer from that problem.
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The haptic engine simulates a key press but only if the home button had skin contact.

Apple iPhone 7: The new Home button needs skin contact

The all new and improved Home button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be less than perfect on a cold day. It seems like it may need skin contact in order to work, according to a bunch of Twitter posts by early users.
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Going for an early morning swim? No problem with an Apple Watch series 2.

Apple's new iPhone 7 & Apple Watch promo videos focus on sports, water and low light

Apple released three new videos this weekend, promoting how an active lifestyle can be supported using iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the new Apple Watch Series 2.
HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle could be revealed on September 20th

HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle could be revealed this coming September 20th

DigiTimes is reporting that the two HTC smartphones will be high-end and entry-level offerings with Snapdragon SoCs and fingerprint readers on each. Launch prices have not been confirmed.
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LeEco Pro 3 smartphone may come with 8 GB of RAM

LeEco Pro 3 smartphone may come with 8 GB of RAM

The next flagship from LeEco could be the first consumer smartphone with 8 GB RAM, 256 GB of storage, 5000 mAh battery, and dual cameras. The official teaser aims to take some attention away from Apple's iPhone 7 series.
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus Smartphone Review

89% Apple iPhone 7 Plus Smartphone Review

The second one features better zooming. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is showing off with two main cameras and a powerful processor. All of this is sitting inside a water and dust resistant case with two new colors. You also get stereo speakers, but the analog headphone jack has been removed.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 5.5" | 188 g
Huawei Y6 II Compact Smartphone Review

79% Huawei Y6 II Compact Smartphone Review

Cheap Thrills. "Cheaper is always possible", Huawei thought, and it thus reduced the price of the lower mid-range with its Y6 II Compact. Is that enough for a convincing presentation?
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.0" | 140 g

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)