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    With the premium, groundbreaking but perhaps too costly and gimmicky G5 apparently not doing quite as well as expected at the global box-office, LG is back at throwing everything it has against the wall to see what sticks. We’ve started to lose count of all the recent additions to the non-flagship X family, as the LG X5 and X skin today follow the suit of the X mach, style and max a few weeks ago. Not to mention the LG X power first broke cover in mid-June, finally getting a full spec sheet and official Korean price tag now. At 200,000 won ($175), the big-battery 5.3-incher offers ...

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    While HTC put a lot of trust in its redesigned new flagship phone and first ever VR headset, the two’s launches haven’t been able to right the sinking ship just yet. The Vive, of course, is still in a decent position to spearhead a revolution and the rise of a profitable industry, which we can’t say about the HTC 10. Released a little late, a little overpriced, and incapable of standing out from the Galaxy S7-led pack, the beveled 5.2-incher is barely projected by market research firm TrendForce to reach a million units in 2016 production volume. The GS7 duo, mind you, was on track ...

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    The LG G5 was an interesting phone from the outside. But as we grew to know it, it just hasn't been the sparkly, modular, all-in-one lovable hunk of painted metal we could give our highest praise for. And if that's what we thought, boy, imagine what consumers saw in it. It's with that in mind that the chaebol has made no gripes about cutting its losses and cutting its ties with the people who made the G5 possible. Senior executives have been replaced. A new management unit is now controlling R&D, manufacturing, marketing and sales. Overseas sales will now be the driving motor for the ...

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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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    This year we started producing Real Camera Reviews. Today it's not uncommon that the only camera a person might own is the one bolted to the back of their phone. As such, we're trying to treat smartphone camera reviews the same way we might try to examine all of the pros and cons of a standalone camera. We've tackled some of the best shooters released this year. We're about to see another batch of smartphones released in the second half of 2016. Before we get to reviewing Notes and iPhones, let's take a quick look at some of the phones we've run through the most brutal camera review ...

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    Got an old phone? Are you on Verizon? Do you want to be on Verizon? You may have a $300 incentive waiting in the wings Big Red will spot appraise your old phone and give you up to $300 on your account if you're upgrading or adding a line or in the form of a gift card if you're coming in fresh. So long as the screen turns on and nothing's too harshly bruised, Verizon will take it in exchange for you buying the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge or Note 5. And whether or not the screen's all cracked up, you also have options in acquiring a Droid Turbo 2 ...

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    With the age-old plastic vs. metal smartphone construction debate apparently settled in the latter’s favor by most top-tier OEMs, many mobile tech consumers may still be wondering whether leather deserves a little extra attention. The simple answer is yes, when doubled by affordability, as is currently the case for the aging but far from passé LG G4. We’ve seen the spring 2015-released Snapdragon 808 powerhouse cost as little as $275 in an elegant leather finish and unlocked form recently, even less in refurbished quality, and now B&H Photo Video sells it for $279. What’s so ...

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    Okay, you know how we posted that deal for the 32GB Nexus 5X with a promo code a few days ago? And all the others, too? You don't need a promo code for this one. New such devices are on sale from a highly-rated eBay seller for $239.99. The deepest discount yet for the LG-made phone racks up to about $159 off the Google Store's price or, for those who find appeal in proportions, 40 percent off. And yes, free shipping is included from Miami and goes to pretty much anywhere. Whether you bite the bullet now or wait until this year's Nexus devices or, perhaps Google's own debutante into the ...

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    Another deal for the 32GB Nexus 5X to tell you about. Yes, another. How much are you going to save this time? More than last time. $10 more than last time as Dailysteals is offering the LG-made device for some $269.99. Wait, that's the same price as that other eBay deal! Well, hold on — add the promo code "NEXUSEMAIL10" at checkout (yep, this deal went out to that site's newsletter peeps first, apparently) and that price drops to $259.99 — a cool $139 and a penny. What would be your move if you had the liberty of making it? Pounce? Wait and watch? Or just wait and wait for the new ...

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    Update: DigiTimes is reporting that Acer, too, is expecting its operations to be affected by Brexit. The company's CEO, Jason Chen, said that the recent UK vote in favor of leaving the EU will result in weaker demand in the European market, mostly due to "weakened consumer confidence and exchange rate fluctuations. However, how serious the impact may be remains to be seen", he said. UK decided to exit the European Union after 51.9% of voters were in favor of Brexit. However, at least two years will pass until the UK will exit the EU de facto and de jure, a period which will be governed ...

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    We've been using the iOS 10 and Apple Watch OS 3 developer preview BETAs for almost a week. How is Apple stacking up to it Android competition? Bluetooth 5 is coming with more bandwidth and a focus on "Internet of Things". And, Net neutrality is defended again, this time in the courts. Will companies start accepting it now as the law of the land? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 205 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 17th (click here for your local time), or check out ...

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    Thinking about checking up with the checkmark for new service? You really sure about it? Maybe Verizon can make it a bit easier for you to come over. The carrier is making available the promo code "FORYOU300" that slashes $300 off the price of a phone valued at $400 or greater. Over a 24-month installment plan, that $12.50 off per month. The catch? You need to activate it on a device payment (installment) plan. Unfortunately while there are several phones that straddle the line at $399.99, they simply aren't $400. The deal isn't applicable to the iPhone SE, for example. On the other hand, ...

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    LG has announced four new smartphones that join the X family, and its already existent members, the X cam and X screen. According to the official wording, the new X power, X mach, X style and X max "share many of the top end features found on LG’s flagship G and V series handsets". "Greater battery capacity, faster processor, more sophisticated styling or a larger display", are each one key selling point and main feature of these four newcomers. The LG X power features a 4,100mAh battery in a slim, 7.9mm-thick case, with PE+ fast-charging technology, claimed to charge at twice the ...

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    AT&T was granted permission by the FCC to implement Wi-Fi Calling onto its devices late last year. It was able to get all of its current iPhones connected, but the carrier hasn't been able to touch an Android device since then. Today, Ma Bell announced that the LG G4 now has WLAN-enabled SMS and calling features through a software update. Wi-Fi Calling will spread to other Android handsets sooner or later, but for now, the G4 comes first. Call charges will be the same — free to and from US numbers and available in most international countries. The LG G4 still looks to be on its ...

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    How serious and dangerous is China’s offensive on Korean and Western mobile hardware brands? Extremely, according to research conducted between January and March by IC Insights, which predictably positioned Samsung and Apple atop the smartphone manufacturer hierarchy, only followed by a flurry of handheld vendors based in the Middle Kingdom. Huawei naturally won bronze during Q1 2016, with 28.9 million units sold, still considerably behind the gold and silver medalists’ 81.5 and 51.6 mil scores respectively. But OPPO exceeded its most optimistic expectations, leaping from eight place ...

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    Wireless charging is still nice and all, but laying the phone onto one specific position on a flat surface is so passé. We're still a good time away from extended range wireless charging, so what are the mobile hapless to do? Watch LG. BusinessKorea is relaying industry chatter of an LG smartphone just out of development that uses magnetic resonance to charge up without cables. Unlike magnetic induction (your Qi, Powermat, etc.), magnetic resonance radiates power from a transmitter. It doesn't amount to much, but for what it's worth, it's said that LG's technology works from as far as ...

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    Very much a work in progress when launched back in 2014, Android Wear gradually evolved and greatly matured since, thanks to a few rather large maintenance updates. In terms of game-changing new features, however, early wearable adopters were kept waiting longer than anticipated, with software version 2.0 unveiled last month and due to roll out to the masses come fall. Unfortunately, it appears said “masses” will not include many first-gen smartwatch owners, as the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 have been confirmed to reach the end of the road when it comes to important UI makeovers. ...

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    As previously teased, T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS is preparing to sell the LG Stylo 2 Plus, a brand name that changes about every time we get to mention it. It sounds like a slightly more decent mid-range phone to carry a little writing stick with in 2016, — though it will be carrying a 13-megapixel main camera and not a 16-megapixel one like foreign variants — but as the late Billy Mays would say, "WAIT! THERE'S MORE!" MetroPCS has officially opened up pre-registration for the phone up through June 26. If you do pre-register and then buy a LG Stylo 2 Plus on or before July 31 and ...

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    How low must 2015 and 2014 flagship Androids go to make you turn your back on the hot new but pricey LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 or HTC 10? Well, if $275 wasn’t low enough to revive your interest in the LG G4, and the ancient G3 still felt a little rich for your blood at $220, Woot is somehow able to do the unthinkable for the next 15 hours and counting. That’s right, the two previous-gen high-enders are even cheaper by midnight CT, with one small catch. You’re looking at refurbished units rather than brand-new ones, nonetheless restored to mint condition, free of scratches or scuffs, ...

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    Seeing as how Android 6.0 commercially debuted almost eight full months back, and build N is right around the corner, you’d think it’d be easier to find up-to-date phones nowadays in every possible price bracket. But if you have a maximum of $150 to spend, are set on staying with or switching to Verizon, and don’t like the carrier’s prepaid structure, your choice is essentially limited to just the newly unveiled LG K8 V. A network-specific variant of the international K8 launched a few months ago (duh), this thing packs a modest 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, doubled ...

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    It’s sure been an eventful past couple of days in the “Uncarrier” camp, what with John Legere turning it up to 11 and offering T-Mobile shares to customers just for being customers, and yesterday’s free perks paralyzing the operator’s servers for many hours straight due to ridiculously high demand. But T-Mo being T-Mo, it’s not about to stop there in its never-ending quest to woo disgruntled Verizon, AT&T and Sprint users, incentivizing potential switchers with free iPhones and cheap tablets for Father’s Day. Father’s Day, of course, is still more than ten days away, so ...

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    Not going to fly high with Project Fi? The Nexus 5X over there still is $199 for the 16GB model and $249 for the 32GB version. But if you want a 5X and don't want to tie a string to a new carrier, no matter how Google it is, you still have options. For example, one sale going strong right now on eBay has the 32GB Nexus 5X for $274.99, 31 percent off list price. 1,149 all-new units have been sold already with 32 bought in the hour we're posting this article. We don't know how much are left, but the Ice color is out of stock which leaves Carbon or Quartz for your viewing pleasure. The ...

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    An interesting product roster reshuffle is happening at MetroPCS, as T-Mobile’s prepaid subsidiary picks up a number of new low-cost Androids while also retiring a few old ones. The mid-range LG K10 and Samsung Galaxy J7 are already up for grabs through Metro’s e-store, after debuting at parent “Uncarrier” just a couple of weeks ago, and before long, the Coolpad Catalyst will hit both T-Mo and its daughter network too. After instant rebates, the K10 and J7 set you back a palatable $100 and $180 respectively, whereas the lower-end Catalyst is apparently due to cost $20, yes, $20 ...

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    While the LG G Pad F 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 are currently the protagonists of a couple of fairly enticing bundle deals at T-Mobile, going for 50 percent off their list prices when bought alongside select LG and Samsung phones, the “Uncarrier” badly needed a new affordable sub-10-incher. Enter the LG G Pad X 8.0, rumored a couple of months back to go official in May and unveiled the other day in Korea and Canada under the G Pad III 8.0 moniker. At Magenta, the Android Marshmallow-powered slate costs just as much as the outdated G Pad F 8.0, and 80 full bucks less than the ...

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    Smartphone demand might be on a steep downward trajectory worldwide, but at least stateside, customer satisfaction continues to improve, from an overall industry grade of 78 out of 100 last year to 79 based on feedback supplied between March 5 and 31 by 12,710 tech consumers chosen at random. Questioned about their “recent experiences with the largest telecommunications service providers and phone manufacturers”, these singled T-Mobile and Apple out as their respective segment’s leaders in terms of the way they cater to the buyer’s needs and requirements. That shouldn’t come as a ...

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