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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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    Even with everyone who’s anyone in the mobile hardware scene these days, from New York to Beijing to New Delhi, frequently unveiling solid new jumbo-sized Android phones on a budget, there’s still a shortage of affordable pen-wielding phablets. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 obviously doesn’t qualify, the Note 4 is getting a little long in the tooth, while the Stylus 2 that LG launched in Korea back in March, then recently stateside on prepaid networks, feels underwhelming, what with its 720p 5.7-inch display, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, and 1.5GB RAM. Luckily, there’s now an LG ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    While they say conventional tablets, without the ability to seamlessly morph into something else, are pretty much dead, a handful of hopeful companies continue to see a future for jumbo-sized cost-conscious Androids, particularly 7 and 8-inchers. A future very similar to the present, unfortunately, at least as far as LG is concerned, with the “new” G Pad III 8.0 greatly resembling last year’s Korea-launched G Pad II 8.3 and the Verizon-exclusive G Pad X 8.3. The screen diagonal is obviously a little smaller this time around, the design a tad shier, with a fairly straightforward ...

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    Let's cap this comparison on price. We're still months away from new iPhones and Nexii, but what about folks who just need to buy a phone today? We're looking at the mid-pack offerings from Google and Apple, and we're staying just under a $400 limit. We're pitting the Nexus 5X against the iPhone SE, and these two compete fairly well on paper. Both have solid cameras. Both phones have fingerprint sensors. Both devices should receive timely updates from their respective manufacturers. Yet, these two are also VERY different animals in terms of screen size, screen resolution, and overall build ...

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    Verizon's taking dollars off the board on a few older phones and one very new phone. You just need to get onto the network and not pay off for the device all at once (so much for you devil-opers out there). The Checkmark network is taking $100 off the price of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, LG V10. The discount also applies to the all-new HTC 10 as well. All you have to do is pay for the phone on a new 24-month device payment plan. The discount takes off some $4.18 per payment. Psst... @Verizon customers, right now you can snag an #HTC10 online for $100 off. Don't ...

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    Let's talk about audio. How our phones handle music and media is often overlooked for more impressive visuals. Playing games or streaming films looks better on camera. Video game performance can be used to rank phone performance, as most apps really don't tax our gadgets that severely. "Benchmarking" often means looking at artificial test designed to grade CPU and GPU power with scores relative only to how other devices complete the same artificial test scenario. Audio is a bit different though. From listening to music, playing games, or watching films, audio is a vital usage for many ...

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    The LG G5, by itself, is one of the top smartphones to look for this year. But it's not just the speedy internals, great camera, and all around performance that make this phone interesting; when the company first introduced the G5 at the 2016 MWC, LG also went the extra mile in doing what many have called the first modular smartphone. You can agree or disagree at will, but the LG G5 Friends further enhance the user experience by adding more functionality to the phone. These LG G5 Friends companion devices are finally available in the US. They're the LG CAM Plus (adding functionality to ...

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