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    Remember when the first Galaxy Note was announced to the world? Samsung took to the stage at its annual Unpacked event back in 2011, and showed off a big honking device with a 5.2" display and a stylus, and it was one of the most bizarre smartphones we'd ever seen. Hell, it even created a new category of smartphone altogether — the phablet was born! The Galaxy Note launched with top-of-the-line specs, matching Samsung's tablets of the time, and though I didn't buy one at launch, I traded my Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 for a white model (in retrospect, I may have overpaid in that ...

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    2015 has been a great year so far for the budget handset market. Phones like the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and the ASUS Zenfone 2 have set a very high bar for the rest of the low-cost smartphone industry, and they give even some of the best phones a run for their money. But while $300 can buy you either of these phones right now, it can also buy you a used HTC One M8 or LG G3, some of last year's very best handsets. $300 can get you a lot of phone right now, and while they're all great options, there's one thing to consider before spending any of your hard-earned cash ... are you ...

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    In the last two years or so, one word in particular has become increasingly popular in this industry: flagship. Samsung’s new flagship this or that. What’s the best flagship of 2013? Is this new phone Company X's flagship? It gets tossed around endlessly, and practically every new high-end smartphone is considered a “flagship”. But what is a flagship, exactly? What does the term actually mean? Are we using it improperly and, thusly, altering its meaning in the mobile realm? According to Wikipedia, a flagship is "the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular ...

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    Each year almost every manufacturer releases a flagship device. It's got the latest and greatest hardware, the best specs, and all the latest bells and whistles in the software it's running. Samsung released the Galaxy S 5, Apple released the iPhone 5S, HTC released the One M8, LG released the G3, and so on. Sure, a few corners may be cut along the way, but essentially, it's the device that particular manufacturer wants you think of when its name comes to mind. The downside to flagships are their relative expense. High-end components come with a high-end price tag, as does limited supply ...

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    Make no mistake, I'm a Nexus fan. I've owned every Nexus smartphone to date. I've passed up many of the "flagship" models from other OEMs, opting instead to stick with "older" technology. Put another way, I'm usually 6-months out-of-date when it comes to the "latest and greatest" smartphone because I'm not jumping to LG, HTC, Samsung, or Sony's newest phone. With the typical contract cycle being two years in these United States, I thought using a phone for one year would be the norm. Imagine my surprise when I learned that many of you are abandoning your flagship phone so you can switch to ...

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