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    An unadulterated, high-end, rugged, flagship smartphone. That's the sort of thing that makes some tech enthusiasts weak in the knees, including our own Michael Fisher. Inherently, smartphones have become more fragile over the years as priorities have changed – both within the walls of the manufacturers and the personal preferences of the average consumer. We want bigger screens, thinner chassis, better cameras, faster CPUs, more memory and storage, larger speakers, longer battery life, and more connectivity options, like LTE-A, NFC, Qi, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac, etc. We want all these ...

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    Sony has just taken the wraps off of its latest smartphone, this one targeted at the increasingly vocal group of people who just can't go on without having the perfect selfie phone. Looking beyond the selfies, though, you may be wondering whether this phone has a package compelling enough to warrant spending your hard-earned cash on it. While you wait for our full review to land to let you make an informed decision, take a peek at this complete list of Sony Xperia C3 specs to see how it stacks up. It's clear to see that this phone is a mid-ranger, but that may be fine -- we can't have an ...

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    It turns out the teaser and video leak from yesterday were spot on. Just as promised, the Sony Xperia C3 has made its July 8 debut, and is now official. This phone really is all about selfies, though there are a couple things that could make those of you who just can't come to terms with snapping duck-faced pics want to buy it anyway. The star of the show here is the 5MP front-facing camera, which is wide-angle with a soft LED flash. Smile Shutter and Superior Auto mode are among the features toted on this front, along with AR Effect. None of these features are new to Xperia, but it's nice ...

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    Ever since the Sony Xperia Z2 came out, we've been wondering about details surrounding a move into United States territory. Sony historically hasn't been too prompt, with examples like the T-Mobile Xperia Z1S for show. That said, several images have hit the internet straight from Sony showing a Verizon Z2 -- could this be happening? Today, a leaked Verizon document shows us that it's likely that a Sony Xperia Z2 Verizon release is imminent. It's been many months since its release, but the Xperia Z2 is still no slouch. As evidenced by our review, it stacks up well against the HTC One M8 ...

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    Update: We have ourselves a winner! Manish Gohil, congratulations, as you're headed home with the Xperia Z2 with custom Pocketnow skin from the guys at dbrand. Check your inbox for details on how we're getting this baby to you, and thanks to everyone who participated! Stop back around on Monday for details on entering the next contest in our series of Pocketnow giveaways. ___ Ever notice how it doesn't matter how perfectly capable your current smartphone is, how well-suited its hardware is to your particular needs, when all of a sudden a shiny new model walks in the room and has you ready ...

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    Sony's got a smartphone event planned for tomorrow, and initially, this looked like it might not be anything more than another check-in with the Xperia Z2a, a phone that already went official last month. On its own, that wouldn't be so interesting, but then a new component to the event started attracting attention: the idea that Sony could also introduce an all-new model, and one with a special ability to take high-quality front-facing photos – a selfie phone. Now, we see Sony itself teasing news that seems to fit with these rumors, and also get the arrival of a hands-on video that ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    I’ve learned that there are two things about being a mobile technology reviewer. The first thing: you get to handle awesome gadgetry days or weeks ahead of its official release date, and you’re not just allowed to use the heck out of it; you need to, in order to do your job. That’s the awesome thing. The other (less-awesome) thing: you eventually have to give it all back. Empty Nest is a recurring column discussing what I miss -and what I don’t- about the devices I’ve had to return. • All this talk about the maybe-real, probably-fake Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has me ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    Sony had a hit on its hands, at least in some internet communities, with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. In a rare move, there was finally a "mini" device, but with flagship specifications to compete with the other high-end phones on the market. It may look to continue with the lineup through the Xperia Z3 Compact, which was recently in the rumor mill. Today, a batch of alleged Xperia Z3 Compact specs has leaked alongside a screenshot from the phone. The device will allegedly have the model number D580x, with the "x" denoting different numbers based on variant. This lines up with Sony's ...

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    The close of June marks an end to the latest season of smartphone shindigs: WWDC and Google I/O are behind us, and we've still got a couple months to go until IFA. What's a smartphone fan to do in the interim? Pocketnow's got plenty of news, reviews, and features coming out over the next few weeks to keep even the most fickle smartphone user interested, but this year we thought we'd spice things up even more with a special month-long event. A couple weeks back we brought you our latest smartphone giveaway, as Huawei helped us award a lucky Pocketnow reader a new Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. That ...

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    If you look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact spec comparison sheet below, you'll immediately realize that, while both "mini" phones, they're in different leagues. While Samsung is packing a lot of features (both software and hardware) in the S5 mini, the phone that borrows the flagship's name doesn't pack specifications that are worthy of a flagship. The general mentality OEMs have used in the past was to release "mini" (smaller) versions of their flagships, which weren't only smaller in size, but also lower-specced. However, Sony managed to adopt a mentality which ...

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    Sony's Xperia Z2 still feels like a very new phone, probably attributable to the casual pace at which Sony's been making the hardware available in additional markets, following initial sales in Taiwan this past March. But as the Z2 crawls onto shelves in new locales, is Sony already quite far along in crafting its successor? We've had a couple opportunities to talk about a possible Xperia Z3 in recent months, looking at some purported component shots and being made aware of a model number that just might be the Z3's. Today we either get a big break or lose the trail a little, as a couple ...

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    One of the hottest phones you can't buy very easily right now (in the US, at least) is the LG G3. Though we've heard of an alleged July 17 launch date on Verizon, details surrounding a launch on other carriers' networks have been scarce. A new report states that the LG G3 T-Mobile release will be soon before Verizon's expected date, and also details plans for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. First up is the LG G3. It'll allegedly land on shelves on July 16, just one day before Verizon will possibly get its hands on it. In case you've been living in a cave and need a recap ...

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    When did Sony become the manufacturer to compete against when it comes to delivering timely Android platform updates to its smartphone lineup? Lately it's felt like Motorola had the upper hand in that department, quickly getting Google's latest releases out to its near-stock handsets, but Sony might be raising the bar even higher this week, as it distributes Android 4.4.4 updates to a number of its smartphones. Granted, Android 4.4.4 isn't a big update itself, but it only even started rolling out for Nexus models a week ago, so to see an OEM ready so soon with updates of its own is pretty ...

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