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    If those expensive, expensive, expensive devices at MWC leave much to be desired, well, maybe have a look at this. Or don't, if Warhol scars your eyes. The HTC Desire 530 and Desire 630 share posture as lower-end smartphones here. They also share polycarbonate casings finished with a "micro splash" inkjetting process on the back make sure that each and every device has its own snowflake of a pattern. Both have five-inch, 720p screens, 2,200mAh batteries, microSD support and a lanyard hook. The 530 has a Snapdragon 210 chipset with 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, good BoomSound ...

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    China first saw an evolved form of the HTC One A9 late last year. Europe now finally gets a chance to look at the phone and so do we at MWC. Everything lives larger on the One X9: from the 5.5-inch screen — still 1080p and also a return to Super LCD — to that 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera with OIS 2.0 to the whole design aesthetic of the A9. BoomSound gets a comeback with Dolby-enhanced loudness. Capacitive keys, for better or worse, are also here, along with a 5-megapixel selfie cam. Android Marshmallow and Sense UI come upon a MediaTek X10 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's decision to back Apple in the whole encryption ordeal. Then we talk about Google's new Gmailify service, and why it matters. No camera lens in smartphones may sound odd, but it's something that's already in the works, it seems. Samsung then continues to tease the Galaxy S7 waterproof enhancements, in addition to an always on display. We end today's show talking about the LG G5 magic slot accesories that may come. All this and more after the break. Stories: - As before, Google sides with Apple on encryption - Gmailify brings Gmail ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the new deals if you buy a Moto X. The iPad follows as we learn more about the current market share status. Apple follows as the company challenges a court order in the San Bernardino case. Microsoft is next as we hear more info on when to expect Windows 10 Mobile for legacy Lumias. We end today's show talking about the LG G5 Magic Slot, and some possible new functionality. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Buy a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition today, and net a free Moto 360 (1st gen) - iPads are headed for their worst quarter ...

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    After unboxing, and sharing our second impressions, we thought it would be fun to pit the Huawei Honor 5X against our favorite budget phone from last year, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. On paper these two handsets are surprisingly similar. We've got the same screen size (five and a half inches) and resolution (1080p). We've got the same RAM (2GB) and storage (16GB with MicroSD card expansion). We've got the same camera specs (13MP on a one third inch sensor). Plus each phone has its own "niche feature": a fingerprint scanner on the Huawei and front facing speakers on the Alcatel. Moving ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about smartphone marketshare profits, and how Apple continues to dominate. Then we talk about Huawei's teasers of a new stylus-capable tablet coming to MWC. A Dubai website then surprises us with leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. We then debate if the LG G5 is getting a secondary display or not. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple snatched 91 percent of 2015 smartphone profits, Samsung was barely at 14 - Stylus-wielding Huawei Matebook apparently confirmed for MWC launch - Legit-looking LG G5 sold on classified ad ...

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    If you like to look at extrusions and spinning splines, get ready for a shocker. One artist has decided to composite details from images and leaks compiled so far of the HTC One M10, codenamed "Perfume." For the best experience, turn down the lights in your room and put on sunglasses. And point with your finger guns. One thing that caught our eye was the power button and the lack of defined ridging, as leaked here and seen on the One A9 in the fall. The back of the render lacks HTC branding (and HTC wouldn't have that, now would it?) and depth delineation for those antenna inlays. The ...

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    We've reported on it. We've unboxed it, and while we're reviewing it, we're checking in with some early impressions on the Huawei Honor 5X. On paper it's an impressive collection of specs for the wallet friendly $199 price unlocked. We've got a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, Qualcomm 616, 13MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and 2GB of RAM. Huawei is also addressing style by packing that tech hardware into an aluminum casing. Budget phones are hot right now, so we'll be continuing the discussion as we spend some more time with the Honor 5X. Over two days, were there any flaws in this ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that have just reached the Apple Watch in retailers. Then we talk about Microsoft's recent career postings, which hints more Windows Phones to come, in addition to more details on the HP Falcon. Lenovo is next as the company teases a "gorgeous new device" for MWC 2016. Samsung follows as the company pushes global Marshmallow updates to some of its flagships. We end today's show talking about the new batch of renders of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, now in more detail. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Budget phones are hot right now. You can buy a lot of phone for less than $300, and there's a sweet spot around $200 where average consumers might be hard pressed to tell the difference between entry level and upper mid-range fare. Huawei is looking to take entry level phones one step further by adding a premium aluminum finish to the Honor 5X, with specs that easily would have competed against flagship phones from three years ago, and a killer fingerprint scanner. Before we can review this budget buster though, we have to get it out of the box. Here are my first impressions of the Huawei ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals on eBay, which give you options for either an iPad Pro or a Google Nexus 5X. Then talk about the recent deals that AT&T launched if you buy a new Samsung Galaxy flagship. Qualcomm is next wit its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. The renders of the HTC One M10 follow, as we get a glimpse of how things might be according to rumors. We end today's show talking about the possible dates for the Samsung Galaxy S7 pre-orders. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Trusted eBay seller can hook you up with Wi-Fi iPad Pros ...

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    The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a smartphone built around one specific feature. No. Not the camera. The phone's name is a dead giveaway. This device is built around the zoom on the camera. We're talking niche of a niche, as we've seen camera focused phones before, but few with this kind of optical hardware capability, and none in recent memory which didn't have a telescoping lens popping out of the back of the phone. It's an audacious experiment to be sure, one which Asus should be celebrated for trying, but does it actually work? Is the Zenfone Zoom the king of this niche? There's only one way ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia Beta program, and how it can help you get Marshmallow on legacy devices. Then we talk about the complete opposite, which is Samsung, and how Marshmallow will look on current flagships even with all the delays. HTC is next as we hear the possible launch dates of the HTC One M10 in Europe and the US. Microsoft follows with more lay-offs in the Lumia division. We end today's show talking about the LG G5, its benchmarks and specs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia Beta Program brings early Marshmallow to ...

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    Update: Hey, look at you! Getting the podcast from our post. Podcatchers can update their feeds starting at 3am Eastern on Sunday. Alcatel One Touch might be shipping the new Idol smartphone in Virtual Reality packaging, iPhone error 53 is frustrating users who have had their home buttons repaired, and Tim Cook takes his ball and runs home after people tweet mean things about his Super Bowl photo. Another week of mobile technology news has passed, and we’re going to talk about all of it, on episode 187 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:15pm Eastern on ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals you can find for devices like the LG G4 and the HTC Nexus 9. Then we talk about what Apple and Belkin are doing to bring better screen protectors for iPhones at Apple Stores. The Samsung Galaxy s7 follows as FCC documents tell us about the battery specs. Then we continue with Samsung, but now with the Galaxy Note 6 and a possible S Pen kickstand. We end today's show taking about the LG G5, and how it might land an always-on display. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unlocked LG G4 hits all-time low price… again, ...

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    In the world of smartphones, most manufacturers produce "all rounder" gadgets with feature sets designed to be accessible to a wide majority of consumers. It's always exciting when a company experiments with a smartphone built around one specific feature or designed for one niche demographic. Smartphone camera debates can be visceral, but Asus thinks they have a killer feature which we haven't seen in such a slim form factor: a hardware, optical zoom. It's an incredibly novel design involving periscope-like prisms, which maintains a consistent profile and prevents the need for a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss ways to save on the Apple Watch, as certain retailers already have it on sale. Then we talk about Instagram as the company has now launched new features to allow you to handle multiple accounts. Lenovo follows as the company's hardware plans for the Moto X 2016 already seem in progress. Samsung then takes the stage with some rumors of a possible "Always On" mode on future Galaxy flagships. We end today's show talking about the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks, and the changes that will actually come. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    I’m a little disheartened by some of the commentary regarding video features like Ultra HD resolution. We’ve had the capability to shoot UHD video on our phones for a couple years now, but people still dismiss the benefits of saving four times more pixels than "Full HD" video. We’re going to dispel some myths, talk about compression, and hopefully change some minds on what higher quality video brings to the table. Frustrating terminology Compounding the difficulty in setting the record straight is the obnoxious letter abbreviations for screen and video resolution. "HD" can mean 720p, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's recent offers for LTE tablets and smartphones for Valentines Day. Then we talk about the OnePlus 2 as the company has now surprised us with a price drop on its latest flagship. The smartwatch market follows as we hear of the current marketshare of the Apple Watch. The iPhone 5se is next as we hear early news on its possible color options. We end today's show talking about Google's plans for VR, which exceed the cardboard reality of today. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile offers free LTE tablet, discounted iPad ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    The LG G5 is expected to be one of the hottest phones of 2016. There are tons of rumors that point to the company playing with a bold new design that might be smart enough to cause some disruption in the market. LG continues to be one of the few companies, if not the only one that still believes in bringing power-user expandability to its users. Hopefully the LG G5 will prove that the company will continue that legacy, and if not, then it proves that the company needs to re-think its approach for the future. Watch our video to learn more, or read up on it here as well:

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    Expertise is something earned. It's also a big marketing tool. With OPPO having some eight years on the mobile market, it has been able to innovate in hardware time and time again. But its flamboyant output has typically been outside the scan of those with thinner wallets. And that's where the company has to make do with the basics and punch up a spec or two in the hopes of being the right kind of "different." The F1 tackles the mid-range with internals in line for 2016, a so-so screen that doesn't fair so well in sunlight and some cameras. Here's the catch: the rear unit has 13 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent Apple Town Hall meeting, and what Tim Cook had to say about the future of the company. HTC follows as a Vive user manual that got leaked reveals what you need to use it. Then we discuss the leaked HTC One M10, and how it changes the company's current design language. The Samsung Galaxy S7 follows as we discover that it stopped by the FCC. We end today's show talking LG G5 case renders, and its new camera design. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple Town Hall: growth of the iPhone and cross-platform services - HTC Vive ...

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