Posts by Anton D. Nagy

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    A little more than a week from now, on June 17, 2015, T-Mobile will be launching the Lumia 640. If you haven't already, go ahead and read our review so you'll know whether you should be excited about this, or not. The information that next Wednesday, the T-Mobile Lumia 640 will become available comes from two different unknown sources that Windows Central is quoting in this report. By the looks of it, you won't be able to grab a T-Mobile Lumia 640 from the shelves; the carrier is apparently opting for a "Ship to (direct fulfillment)" model, which implies Magenta ordering it for you and ...

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    OPPO already has a Neo 5 smartphone from 2014, but the OPPO Neo 5 announced today is the official follow-up, the 2015 model, and it comes in pair with a Neo 5s sibling. The company emphasizes the double-layer metallic structure build of the phones, with a compact and thin form factor. The back cover is laminated with "a clean and natural, yet striking appearance with beautiful shine". Inside there's an unspecified quad-core MTK processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card), dual-sim capabilities, 8MP camera with rear-illuminated sensor and ...

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    Taiwanese chip-maker MediaTek has really stepped up its game in terms of innovation and is bringing serious heat to its competitors. After announcing the deca-core Helio X20 (ten-core) SoC at the beginning of last month, the company has recently introduced the the Helio P10 octa-core chip. The SoC consists of ten cores. To be more specific: there are 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at a low 1.4GHz speeds; 4 ARM Cortex-A53 clocket at higher, 2GHz speed; 2 ARM Cortex-A72 cores running at high 2.5GHz speeds. Additionally, MediaTek has baked in its own CorePilot algorithm, which is at ...

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    The image above allegedly depicts the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, but it could very well be just an image of the Galaxy S6 Edge. We first heard of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus a couple of days ago, when a report claimed that an official announcement of the larger Galaxy S6 is just weeks away. The picture has been leaked by MKBHD who allegedly received it from an anonymous source. Everything that can be used to identify the source of the image has been blacked out, and we're left with a device which seems to have a double curved (edge) screen, just like the GS6 Edge. Everything appears ...

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    One of the main problems with ruggedized (water resistant) phones in general -- including Xperia Z line-up, from the very first iteration to the Xperia Z3 -- is the fact that the touch screen is almost impossible to use while it is wet. Water droplets totally confuse the device and the wet screen does everything chaotically once the user interacts with the display. However, with the latest iteration, the Xperia Z3+ (Xperia Z4), Sony seems to have improved the wet screen usability of the phone. Apparently, the smartphone uses a newer touch driver which focuses exactly on this: wet screen ...

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    Put your skeptical hat on, right now, before you continue reading. As it usually is with leaks, we can't verify the veracity of information that's made public. This video claims to show off the next generation Moto X, that will likely be announced soon. This Moto X 2015 leak, in the shape of a video (embedded below), allegedly shows off a wooden backed device (but you can't really see much, as most of it has been covered up to "protect" the source of the leak). We can live with that. The rest of the info in this Moto X 2015 leak claims that the device will feature a 5.64-inch with Quad HD ...

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    If you are among those is still rocking a Motorola ATRIX HD on AT&T, you should know that sadly there will be no Android 4.4 KitKat update for your phone. Motorola Mobility's Senior Director, SW Product Management, David Schuster, confirmed on Google+, and apologized at the same time, that the phone will not get the refresh. "We apologize that we and AT&T will not be upgrading Atrix HD to Android KitKat, as we had hoped. We know how important software upgrades are to our customers, and we're very sorry that our two organizations were unable to follow through in this case. We ...

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    Remember the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone? That was the last (but a very solid) effort coming from the Taiwanese company as far as Microsoft's mobile platform is concerned. Just yesterday we've heard HTC's CEO Cher Wang talk about the future; new smartphone series, to be specific, and we've asked several questions, among which one particularly referred to a possible Microsoft collaboration for some Windows Phone love. As it turns out, an HTC Windows Phone device isn't an impossible thing after all, at least if you look at the image above. HTC is listed and mentioned by Microsoft as a ...

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    Even though the Xperia Z3 is still a phone to consider, there's already a follow-up: if you live in Japan, it's called the Xperia Z4 and if you happen to reside elsewhere, it's the Xperia Z3+. And, while the international version of the Xperia Z3 is already running Android 5.0, the T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 Lollipop update should start rolling out today. The information comes from Des Smith, the carrier's Product & Technology Evangelist, who took it to Twitter to inform those on Magenta that starting Midnight Pacific Time, the Lollipop refresh should be popping up on devices. Of course, ...

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    If you are interested in how Samsung is doing with the sales of its current flagship/s, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, you're probably pretty confused by now. On one hand, we have several reports stating that sales are pretty slow (due in part also to the unattractive price of these devices), while, on the other hand, Samsung is trying to reassure everyone that the sales are going very well. Adding to the confusion is a recent report that claims Samsung has decided to cut down Galaxy S6 component orders for the flagship by 16%. The report doesn't specify whether these components ...

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    The Galaxy S6 Plus we've heard about yesterday -- the report claimed its should become official within weeks -- might or might not happen, but the Galaxy S6 Active is all but confirmed, judging by the huge amount of rumors, reports, leaks, and even User Agent Profile document confirmations. Said reports and leaks include at least one render of the device, but, today, we're looking at the upcoming ruggedized phone from a different perspective, thanks to a leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 Active render. The image you see above has been posted on Twitter by Evan Blass, and, aside from a good look at ...

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    HTC doesn't have a large portfolio of products (well, at least not in comparison with competitors like Samsung anyways) but still has something for everyone in pretty much every price and performance range. The HTC One M9 (with the M9+ in certain regions) is the flagship device for this year, but, apparently, there's a new HTC smartphone series in development. Cher Wang, HTC's chairperson and CEO, said that in the second half of 2015 we should expect to see a new series of smartphones. Whether this means that we will see an entire worldwide family of smartphones, or just a few models for ...

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    MediaTek seems to be on a roll lately; following up on the recent announcement of the Helio X20 deca-core (ten-core) SoC, the chip maker has just launched" the Helio P10 system-on-a-chip, destined for "high-performance, super slim smartphones". Announced at Computex, MediaTek unveiled the launch details for the chip which will be available to smartphone manufacturers in Q3 2015, and is expected to be in consumer products towards the end of the year. The MediaTek Helio P10 is a true, 64-bit, octa-core chip, clocked at 2GHz on its Cortex-A53 CPU, aided by a 700MHz dual-core 64-bit ...

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    If you thought that Samsung is going to stop with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (in terms of overusing the model name), you probably didn't follow the company in the past years. A certain Galaxy S6 Active is rumored to arrive soon, alongside a possible Galaxy S6 mini, but there is also another model that the rumor mill is talking about more recently. This time, another flagship, with the Project Zero 2 internal codename, a possible Galaxy S6 Plus moniker. As a reminder, the Galaxy S6 and Edge were part of Project Zero, the company's decision to rethink the flagship smartphone and build ...

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    Sony has unveiled its 2015 flagships; they're called the Xperia Z4 in Japan, and the Xperia Z3+ elsewhere. While every Xperia Z model was an incremental update over its predecessor, something that hasn't changed over generations (Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z3+/Z4) is the screen resolution. Sony is using Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution for its flagship smartphone, and that doesn't seem like it will change, despite competitors heavily pushing 2K/Quad HD screens. Sony recently acknowledged that it is still not looking into higher resolution panels for the near future, mainly because it is "difficult to ...

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    The Lenovo Smart Cast projector phone is not the only cool, and futuristic product that the company introduced today at its Beijing event. The Lenovo Magic View dual-screen smartwatch has not one, but two displays; in addition to the main, circular display (that you'll find on any wearable device, granted, in a different shape -- round, square, elongated, etc. -- ) there's a secondary one between the watch face and the strap. It doesn't seem to run Android Wear, according to Lenovo, but will you care after you see what it does? "Virtual Interactive Display" is what Lenovo calls the ...

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    We're no strangers to projector-enabled smartphones: Samsung has (had) two models with the Galaxy Beam and the Galaxy Beam 2. Not that you cared about it. Well, you'll care about this one from Lenovo here, if you're really a geek! Just announced at the Lenovo Tech World Conference, the Lenovo Smart Cast not only projects images, but also projects a touch-enabled keyboard on surfaces. How cool is that? It has an integrated focus-free laser projector and the top part of the phone rotates in order to place a laser projected touch keyboard to the front of the device. There's really no use in ...

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    Just as we're finally reviewing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (our video review can be seen here, and embedded below, while the full text review should arrive later today) that recently hit the US, another ASUS-made smartphone pops up, this time, certified by China's TENAA regulator. We're not sure what to make of it at the moment, as it could very well be the ZenFone 3, or a completely different model. What we can see, aside from the images in the certification, is that this particular unit sports a five-inch screen with 720p resolution, 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz processor helped by a Mail GPU, ...

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    The Huawei Watch saw the light of day at the 2015 Mobile World Congress, and the world was charmed by the good looks of the wearable. That, however, started to face away when we first heard rumors of the wearable's price; figures as high as $1,000 were rumored, and boy we're glad those reports were way off. Not that the prices we're seeing today are anything official, but at least they seem to be more realistic. A Reddit user discovered the Huawei Watch price listed for pre-order on MobileFun's website, and the price tags attached are $386.99 for the silver and black unit, and $451.49 ...

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    A little over a month ago Sony officially unveiled the Xperia Z4 smartphone, but the device was announced only for Japan. Not long after that we heard rumors that there might be a different device in the works for the rest of the world, but evidence has been found that Sony was planning on using the Xperia Z3+ monicker for the Xperia Z4, outside of Japan. That's exactly what the company just did. The Sony Xperia Z3+ announced today is identical to the Japanese Xperia Z4, and a slight upgrade over the Xperia Z3 (hence the naming convention Sony opted for). Weighing 144gr. and measuring ...

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    While there's more than a quarter until Apple unveils the next iPhone, or the next iPhones -- though some reports claim we'll likely see it/them in August -- we're already hearing rumors regarding the 2015 models (tentatively called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), including some Sony-made camera improvements. On top of those, we're now getting information according to which Apple is working hard on making the new models thinner and lighter, by cutting down on some key components. The BLUs (backlight units) inside the next iPhone/s will reportedly be smaller. Rumor has it Apple will ...

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    At $349 dollars in the Google Store, it is the most expensive Android Wear device, dethroning its predecessor (or almost twin sibling), the LG G Watch R, which was also the most expensive product, at $299 (and so was the G Watch before that). Even at this price point, at the time of this review, the gold version of the Watch Urbane is out of stock. Is it worth paying the extra dollars for it, when you can go with a cheaper option from a competitor? That's what we're trying to find out in our LG Watch Urbane review below, and, given that it's among the select few running the latest version ...

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    If history is of any indication, we should expect to see an incremental update this year from Apple with the 2015 iPhone. Whether it will wear the iPhone 6s (and iPhone 6s Plus), or another moniker, it should be a hardware refresh, rather than a major release, which usually happens every two generations. We're going to refer to "the next iPhone", and the next iPhone fingerprint scanner will be different, at least in terms of its manufacturing process, according to reports. While still manufactured by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), like the ones on the current iPhones, ...

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    There's really not much to complain about when it comes to the HTC One M9. The company's 2015 flagship is an improvement in almost every aspect over last year's model -- and our review is there to prove it -- but the performance figures and numbers from the market seem to tell a different story, as we're recently heard the company's sales were plummeting. A recent DigiTimes report claims, based on information from "sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain", that HTC might reduce One M9 component orders by as much as 30%, due to "lower-than-expected sales" and overall poor performance of ...

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    After heavily teasing the R7 (and later, the R7 Plus), OPPO has finally made the two smartphones official at its press event today. We've seen almost every aspect of these phones previously (and heard about rumored specs), but now everything has become official. The OPPO R7 has full metal unibody (magnesium alloy, 92.3% ob body being metal) construction measuring 143 mm x 71 mm x 6.3 mm and 148 grams. Inside this body lives an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor clocked at 1.5GHz (Adreno 305 GPU), 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable), and a screen that is ...

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