Posts by Anton D. Nagy

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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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    After looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 render from yesterday, we're now getting some more information and context: first of all, this is not an official render (neither yesterday's, nor today's). Instead, it's a 3D model, claims the source, that has been built based on real schematics. We'll remain skeptical about that for now, but willing to play along. We're urged to believe that the upcoming premium tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, will be built having the Samsung Galaxy S6 design in mind. Today's render of the purported tablet's back comes to support this theory. We are now ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is an upcoming tablet, judging by increased chatter on the interwebs, and the device leaked above in what looks to be an official render seems to represent the slate. Judging by what we see above, we should expect a device that resembles the Galaxy Tab A (at least in terms of the metal frame), which just recently made it to the US. The leakster claims we should expect a Galaxy S6-like design, in which case premium should be written all over it (something that also explains the metal chassis, but we're not sure about the glass back). If that is truly the case, ...

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    We've seen OPPO tease several features of the upcoming R7, but this time, the manufacturer goes all-in and shows off, for the first time, the phone in its full glory, so we can probably put an end to all the leaks and speculation. No, it's not an official device unveiling: that will still happen on May 20, but at least now we know exactly how the phone will look. The OPPO R7 revealed in these images will have a full-metal body with a design that utilizes very thing bezels, which are concealed by the use of 2.5D glass (reflections will trick the user in thinking the device is bezel-less). ...

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    According to a recent report, Microsoft orders have been reduced because of lower-than expected smartphone demand. The Redmond-based company is continuing Nokia's policy to push low-end smartphones in emerging markets but apparently these markets are not that interested in Microsoft smartphones as the company has anticipated. 20 percent is what the report claims that Microsoft orders will be reduced by, every month, throughout the rest of 2015, in order to adjust to market demand. The main markets referred to are India, South America and Southeast Asia, where Microsoft is pushing ...

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    When Samsung introduced the original Galaxy Note at the 2011 IFA in Berlin, the company shocked everyone with its class-defining phablet with a 5.3-inch screen (at times where phones were in the four-inch area). It took phablets some time to get traction, and, even more time in the US, but apparently large smartphones are now preferred by Americans. According to a recent Kantar World Panel research, the phablet market grew almost four times year over year. If large smartphones were accounting for six percent share in the first quarter of 2014, they now represent 21 percent of the US ...

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    There's little that we know about the LG G4c. We've heard its name mentioned for the first time last week, and that particular LG G4c leak implied that, just like last year, there will be a smaller version of the LG G4 flagship, coming (allegedly) on May 12, which we doubt (or wouldn't do if we were LG). Now, today's LG G4c leak comes in the form of the image above, claiming to depict the phone. Wearing the model number LG-H525N, the LG G4c will reportedly have little in common with the flagship. It is claimed to have a five-inch HD (720p) IPS display -- so much for the "mini" -- and a ...

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    What we know about the OnePlus Two, the follow-up to the OnePlus One, is that it will most likely not be powered by CyanogenMod, after the two companies broke up and OnePlus introduced its own OxygenOS. We also (think) we know what the company needs to do right with its next phone, and that the image above is a concept. Thanks to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, we now also know that the OnePlus Two specs, coming in the third quarter of the year, will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (which, by the way, doesn't overheat, claims a company executive). Lau took it to Weibo to discuss ...

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    15.6 trillion won, or 14.4 billion US dollars, is how much Samsung Electronics is investing in its new chip line located in Pyeongtaek, around 40 miles south of Seoul. Marking the company's largest investment ever in a single chip manufacturing line, production is scheduled to start sometime in 2017, according to the Korea Herald. "The Pyeongtaek line reflects Samsung's entrepreneurship of making proactive investments, and not just settling on its achievement up to now. It also should be highly evaluated that the company made aggressive investments and gave opportunities to the young", ...

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    Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia Z4, it's so far Japan-only 2015 flagship, and, just yesterday, the company has refreshed its selfie lineup with the addition of the brand new Sony Xperia C4. However, we've heard that Sony was preparing a May launch, but somehow the Xperia C4 wasn't on the list of mentioned devices; a global version (or a different flagship altogether) of the Xperia Z4 was in the cards. Now, a report from Russia claims that next Wednesday, on May 13, the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact will become official. With model number SO-04G (the Xperia Z4 is SO-03G), the phone's ...

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    While we're waiting for one bezel-less phone from China to see the light of day -- the OPPO R7 -- another bezel-less phone from China has become official: the ZTE Nubia Z9. We've seen some images of the device at the time of its Chinese TENAA certification, together with some specs, as well as some other bits related to pricing and carrier partners. As you can see in the images above and below, the ZTE Nubia Z9 announced today is truly a bezel-less phone (at least for the sides), coming in three flavors. All three versions measure 147.38 x 68.34 x 8.94mm and are made out completely of ...

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    LG unveiled the Watch Urbane before MWC, showing it off on the Barcelona tradeshow floor, making us all drool over it, but it wasn't until recently that the smartwatch became available officially through the Google Store, and other retailer and e-tailer channels. Despite being identical on the inside to its predecessor, the LG G Watch R, the Watch Urbane, LG's third wearable device, is nothing like the one before it. As far as the specs are concerned, they're shared among the two models (G Watch R and Watch Urbane), including the 1.3-inch plastic OLED screen with 320x320 resolution, ...

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    Chinese manufacturer Gionee has been busy announcing the super-thin Elife S5.1, but thankfully, the Gionee Elife E8 specs we're seeing on Chinese wireless regulator TENAA's website emphasize on something incompatible with thinness: battery size and internals. The large six-inch display has a resolution of 2560x1440 (QHD) and the phone measures 164.0 x 82.3 x 9.6mm. You need a thicker chassis in order to fit a 3520mAh battery to power everything, including the fingerprint scanner placed below the camera on the back. Other specs include a 2.0Ghz processor (exact make and model not yet ...

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    Microsoft needs a flagship. We said it enough times in the past, while understanding that such a highly anticipated phone might not happen until Windows Phone 10 is final and ready to go mainstream. This is also something the company has hinted, but, at the same time, while talking about hints, we've seen a few bits regarding a future possible flagship. Talking about flagships, the purported Lumia 940 was a model name we've heard at the end of last year. Now it's back, and, while we're not necessarily fans of fan renders/concepts (except for good ones), here's the Lumia 940 and Lumia ...

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    The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro was announced at the same time with the Mi Note mid-January 2015, and, while we managed to take a very close look at the latter in our full review, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is still just a beast of a phone that we want to have in our labs. It launched in China today, and it will go for 2,999 Yuan, which is about $480, give or take; however, there's no word on international availability at the moment. As far as the internals of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro are concerned, they're remarkable. We've got a 5.7-inch QHD with 515 PPI, an octa-core 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 ...

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    Motorola introduced the original Moto X in August 2013, and the follow-up, the 2014 Moto X in September 2014. This means that the company will most likely unveil the third generation Moto X sometime in the third quarter, in four or five months. That, however, is a long time in tech, but it never stopped the rumor mill's continuous motion. Just as we're hearing about some great savings on the 2014 Moto X, we are also hearing some rumored Moto X 2015 specs. While we can't verify any of the below, we advise you to treat everything accordingly. The source of the information is allegedly a ...

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    Initially called the Nokia Camera, rebranded to Lumia Camera after the Microsoft acquisition, the application, in its Lumia Camera beta stage, has been added to the Windows Phone Store, should you want to join the beta program and check out new features before they hit the public version of the application. However, you'll have to rock a Lumia 930/Icon, Lumia 1520, Lumia 640, or Lumia 640XL phone powered by the Denim update, in order to download and install the app. Not to be confused with the Lumia Camera (sans beta) app, this version brings some features and improvements to the users ...

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    Just as we heard about some of the alleged specs inside the upcoming OPPO R7, we're getting more details, this time, from the horse's mouth. While it's not too much to go by, the company has officially confirmed the OPPO R7 full metal unibody construction. Additionally, the official wording refers to an "ultra-thin" body, making us doubt the previous reports that claimed it to be a thick-ish phone. In addition to the 2.5D screen (basically, the rounded edges of the glass on top of the screen which conceals the bezels) and super-narrow bezels, the R7 will bring a metallic design (which is ...

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