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    Apple's latest addition to its tablet lineup as released earlier this week, the highly anticipated iPad mini with Retina Display. Last year's miniature tablet from Apple was a success, yet it was perceived by many to be a compromise – both in performance and display quality. Apple reacted by upgrading the internals and, more importantly, the display. All the while, it managed to maintain approximately the same size, and utilized the same, much loved design. Of course, an upgrade this large warranted a price increase. While the old iPad mini only dropped $30 (rather than the expected $100 ...

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    Two of the biggest mobile rivals have now released compelling and intriguing miniature tablet hardware for 2013. Google first launched the new Nexus 7 back in July. Price may have been its big selling feature, but that wasn't the only wallop it packed. It sports great specifications, a gorgeous display, and a quaint yet beautiful design. The iPad mini with Retina Display, which we unboxed earlier this week, is just about its polar opposite. It boasts premium hardware, the absolute best specifications Apple could muster, and calls for premium prices. Which mobile giant's small tablet ...

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    "You will always be a child of two worlds. The question you face is: which path will you choose?" That's Sarek's paternal advice to Spock in an introductory scene from the 2009 Star Trek film, but with a little bleary-headed Thursday-morning thinking, we can apply it to our current situation. Namely, our position on the space-time continuum staring down another holiday season, with retail shelves packed with oversized smartphones that all too easily blur into a featureless haze of giant rectangles. For a first-time phablet shopper, figuring out where to start can be pretty daunting. ...

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    LG Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman! We know - we know. It seemed absurd to us, too. Pitting the new $350 "Google phone" up against Samsung's $700+ tablet replacement? You'd have to search high and low to find a bigger mismatch. It's like a drag race between a Lamborghini and an armored assault vehicle. Sure, it's entertaining ... but really, what's the point? Well, there is a point - and it has to do with buzz. As disparate as they are, these phones share roughly the same level of popularity, from where we're sitting. The Nexus 5 is the talk of the town ...

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    There was no way I was ever gonna buy a Nexus 4. Sure, the price tag was appealing. Yes, the construction was sleek and I found the disco paint job fun. And the prospect of succeeding my old'n'busted Galaxy Nexus LTE with a more modern, non-hobbled replacement was definitely tempting. But the lack of proper 4G, the godawful camera, and the fragile industrial design all conspired to place the Nexus 4 firmly on my "wait for something better to come along" list. Well, something better just came along. And it's called the Nexus 5. (Way to stay consistent, Google.) We've seen how the Nexus 5 ...

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    One of these devices is a unibody aluminum flagship launched almost a year ago, a hardware showboat built to bring unique audio and optical features to the Android world. The other is a minimalistic slab of "hardcore plastic" with the specs of a superphone but the price of a budget model, its entire purpose to showcase the very best of Google's handheld products and services. So why are these devices, so far apart in time and targeting, being brought together for this comparison? Because each is top-tier, in its own way - and each is also sold in the Google Play Store. Dive in, then, to ...

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    If you're one of the few to reside in a market where both Google's Nexus 5 and Motorola's Moto X occupy store shelves, consider yourself lucky: you've got access to two of the best Android smartphones the world has ever known. But as always, there's a dark side to that kind of luck. Because if you're in the market for a new smartphone, you're stuck with a pretty tough choice between these two capable rivals. In a world where "Nexus" doesn't mean what it once did, Motorola calls itself "a Google company," and phones with top-tier processors go for $349 off-contract, how can you trust ...

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    Last week, Apple released the latest addition to its popular iPad lineup, the iPad Air. It's lighter, thinner, and narrower than all full-sized iPads before it. But how does it actually stack up to its predecessors? We put the iPad Air up against the iPad 3 this time around. With the same displays, similar internals, and the exact same software, the two tablets have quite a lot in common. But are the iPad Air's improvements worth the extra cash? Should you upgrade from your old iPad to the Air? Watch this iPad Air vs old iPad comparison to find out!

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    Got a few hundred clams burning a hole in your pocket? Do you love absurdly oversized smartphone displays? Do you see no need for mobile devices to include a stylus in 2013? Then you, friend, have come to the right place. The subjects of today's Pocketnow comparison are not alien to us. Each is a positively massive smartphone featuring powerful media consumption capabilities. We’ve already separately reviewed both the HTC One max and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, and we’ve also subjected them to innumerable comparisons - some worthwhile, some outrageous. But there's nothing quite so ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note tablets are among the best tablets money can buy. Not only do they often bear the best specifications around, they also come with tons of value proposition in the form of unique software and hardware geared towards utility, multitasking, and productivity. Most notably, features like Multi-Window and the S Pen are part of what define the Galaxy Note series and make them so alluring. Which of Samsung's most recent Galaxy Note tablets is the best, however? That's what we aim to find out. We put the latest Note 10.1 up against the smaller Note 8.0. Watch the 2014 Galaxy ...

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    The Pebble smart watch set the wearable-tech space on fire when it broke all previous records to become the biggest-ever Kickstarter surprise earlier this year. But it wasn't its fundraising ability that prompted a few of us on the Pocketnow team to pre-order one; it was the promise of a smart watch that was actually, you know ... smart. That's a promise that the Pebble delivered on when it arrived at our doorstep last spring, and we've been enjoying our little wrist-borne mobile companions ever since. But the folks behind Pebble aren't the only ones trying to make a name for themselves in ...

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    Honest truth: we'd rather be comparing the One max with the Galaxy Mega. It's a better fit, after all: HTC's latest monster is much less a minimized tablet than it is a maximized smartphone, just like Samsung's preposterous Mega creation. As we mentioned in our full review of the One max, the company's goal with its newest device was to port the experience of the earlier One to a larger form factor. And when, at the press event where HTC distributed review units, someone from another tech site called the One max "more a Mega than a Note," HTC didn't seem particularly put off by the ...

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    You might say this comparison is unnecessary. After all, most people don't need help deciding whether to buy a smartphone or a refrigerator door, right? Given the choice between a standard-sized handheld and a beastly monolith, most folks can tell pretty quickly which they prefer. But it's not that simple. HTC's One is one of the most visible, most well-regarded smartphones of the year -  and so it would follow, in the mind of the mythical average consumer, that something called the "One max" should be even better - maybe much better, right? Well, as our full HTC One max review revealed, ...

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    We know the Galaxy Note 3 is … big. While it's larger than most other phones around, it certainly isn't the biggest available. And it's not even the largest from Samsung. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 takes that title. Nonetheless, in videos (especially with my so-called giant hands), it's difficult to get a feel for just how big the Note 3 actually is. So we sought out all the everyday items and other devices in the Charlotte office to create a Galaxy Note 3 size comparison to help better convey its physical footprint. Watch to see how it stacks up to a pack of gum, Nexus 10, and other random items!

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    Samsung has grown a reputation for creating some of the highest caliber smartphones on the market. The Galaxy S series is one of the most successful and profitable brands of Android smartphones … ever. And the Galaxy Note brand is rather successful, as well. Samsung has now released 2013 refreshes to both lineups: the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3. Naturally, we had to put the two flagships toe to toe to see which would come out on top. Is it the giant smartphone with an S Pen, or is it the more modest, pocket-sized smartphone that takes the cake? Watch the video to find out, and be sure ...

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