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    Regardless of which side you're on -- whether you believe that the Xperia Z3 is a small incremental update over the Xperia Z2, or, the other side, that is completely wowed by the new Sony flagship -- you'll love this one: a Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3 video that takes a look at these two phones that are fundamentally different, but similar in so many aspects. The LG G3 is already big on the market, and it had a lot of time to become one of LG's best selling phones, and for good reason. We looked beyond the pretty Quad HD screen with the occasion of our full review, to give it a nice score! ...

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    If, in our previous post and video, neither of the two phones were actually IFA 2014 Samsung devices, these smartphones right here, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, are! Talking about the Note Edge, Samsung managed to surprise us with the device which has a wonky screen to its right. Don't get us wrong, we like it, but, as usual, our opinions are split. After our initial hands-on, we tried to explain some of its features, but we couldn't answer the question on how lefties would use it. If you're reading and watching this, chances are you don't need an introduction to the Galaxy ...

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    While neither of these two devices is an actual IFA 2014 device per se, we couldn't resist the urge of putting Samsung's flagship (correction: S-flagship, as the Note 4 can easily take the crown now) against the metallic-frame rocking Galaxy Alpha, announced by Samsung on August 13. This is actually the first time we're seeing the Alpha in person, so we also had to go hands-on, to see exactly what that metallic frame is all about, and what design cues it lends to the new Note 4. The Galaxy S 5, on the other hand, is what it is, whether you like it or not. In any case it's definitely a ...

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    Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 are fresh devices launched at the ongoing IFA 2014. In fact, they're so fresh, that our coverage has already started on the Ascend Mate 7 with an on-location unboxing, while we only had the chance to have a quick and dirty hands-on with the Galaxy Note 4. What do these two phablet-class smartphones have in common, and what are the differences? That's what we're trying to find out in our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Huawei Ascend Mate 7 video below. However, both feature huge screens: 5.7- and 6-inches, respectively, while one has a ...

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    Lenovo, the company that bought Motorola, is also present at the International Radio Show in Berlin, and, it has announced two smartphones at its special event today. We're looking at the "fashion-forward VIBE X2", and the VIBE Z2, the phone that "perfects the selfie" -- after the Sony Xperia C3, and this morning's Lumia 735. The Lenovo VIBE X2, pictured above, features a five-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and is powered by a MediaTek MT6595m True8Core SoC clocked at 2.GHz, with 4G LTE capabilities. There are 2GB or RAM available for your apps to use, as well as ...

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    As we mentioned a tad earlier, aside from the Lumia 830, 735, and 730 dual-SIM, Nokia also announced a couple of accessories as well. In this hands-on video we're specifically taking a look at the Nokia Smart Wireless Charger, of course, while using a Lumia 830 with a Wireless Charging Flip Shell for Lumia 830 attached, and a Lumia 735 with a Wireless Charging Shell on its back. The Nokia Smart Wireless Charger is QI standard compatible and supports Bluetooth LE. Why? In order to be informed of the current battery level of your Lumia device. When it senses that your phone is running ...

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    The Lumia 830, 735, and 730 dual-SIM were not the only devices announced at the special Microsoft/Nokia event at IFA 2014, despite being the most important ones. What are Lumia phones without Lumia accessories? The now Microsoft-owned Finnish phone maker has introduced a total number of five accessories, out of which one refers to a neat way to share your Lumia's screen, while the other four are wireless-charging-related. First off, the Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones (pictured above), will enable users to share their devices' screen to a bigger screen. Everything happens via ...

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    The "first affordable flagship" is here, the Lumia 830 from Microsoft. You can always check out what that flagship phone is about, but if you're a selfie kind of person -- and you haven't purchased the Sony Xperia C3, the Android "selfie phone" -- you will be interested in the Lumia 735 (and 730 dual SIM variant). Microsoft claims there are 50 billion selfies taken, so it's time to improve all of those, both in terms of framing, and quality of the stills. The way to achieve that is not only via hardware, but also with the help of special software; that's where the new Lumia Selfie app ...

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    "OK Google" is the keyword that wakes up specific devices running Android from stand-by, hands-free, so you can be more productive. Well, "Hey Cortana" is the hot word that will activate Cortana on Windows Phone, once Nokia's Denim update, coming after the Cyan update. Users will no longer need to activate Cortana; with the new hot word detection, Cortana will be activated hands-free, getting ready to answer your questions. Additionally, Cortana will also become location aware, as it will get geofencing capabilities for location-aware reminders. However, Cortana is not the only enhancement ...

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    ...maybe you don't want to compare the Note 4 with the Galaxy S5. Since you're looking at a Galaxy Note-class device, you're likely interested in a comparison with the previous generation phablet, the Note 3. Don't worry, we've got you covered. It was about this time last year, maybe a day or two shy, that Samsung introduced, at the same venue, in the same city, at the same show, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. As our special After the Buzz episode testifies, the Note 3 has aged well. So what's there to the Note 4, aside from being the hot novelty, that would make you buy it over the Note 3? ...

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    With the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 already official -- as Samsung's historical second flagship of any given year in the recent past -- many of you might be wondering whether to go for the new and hot device, or stick with the flagship. Of course, the answer can be very easy if you care about screen size: if you prefer bigger, the Note 4 should be your option; if you prefer smaller, the S 5 should be just what you need. What if you don't care about the display size as much as you do about the internals packed behind the glass? Both of these devices are fast, and future proof enough to last you ...

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    We knew that ASUS was preparing an Android Wear-powered smartwatch, called the ZenWatch, as the company itself was hard at work teasing the gadget. IFA 2014 might officially start only on the 5th of September, but ASUS has kicked off the show with a special event where the company made the ZenWatch official. The front is taken up by a 1.63-inch AMOLED screen with 320 x 320 resolution, pretty much like on the Samsung Gear Live, among the first wearables to ship with Android Wear. The similarities with Samsung's offering don't stop at the screen and resolution, but also extend to the ...

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    The Sony event at the Berlin IFA 2014 is just hours away, and the leaks keep on coming, trying to anticipate even more of what we'll probably see. Yesterday we've seen an alleged picture of the Sony Xperia Z3, with a spec-sheet glued to its back; that piece of paper, among specs, also mentioned a copper flavor, alongside black and white, and it's that exact new variant seems to have leaked today, in the images above and below. There's little to see here, aside from the new copper Sony Xperia Z3, but the image below also seems to feature a fourth color; call it yellow, green, or lime, it ...

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    On August 27, Samsung announced the Gear S, a smartwatch we're expecting to meet in person at the upcoming IFA 2014, a smartwatch that supports 3G on your wrist, with the help of a SIM card slot. The two-inch curved Super AMOLED display give it a unique touch, while the smartwatch itself comes with a flexible band out of the box. However, today Samsung announced an extension of its partnership with Swarovski, for the "Swarovski for Samsung" collection, which now contains the newly announced Gear S. It's about a Gear S strap, for those of you who love your bling-blings visible; you can now ...

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    Sony should unveil its next flagship, believed to be the Sony Xperia Z3, at the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin. All the rumors and reports seem to agree on this, and the company itself has started teasing, however, without a specific mention of the phone itself. The picture above is allegedly one snapped off of a real-life unit, which seems to have a sheet glued to its back with the Xperia Z3 specs. While the accuracy and veracity of the picture itself can't be verified, the specs we're seeing seem credible enough. We're looking at a 5.2-inch 1080p TRILUMINOS display, quad-core Snapdragon ...

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