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    Though its use is primarily for selfies, as Microsoft would like you to think, is the Nokia Lumia 735 good for anything else? We explore the question – is the Nokia Lumia 735 a one-trick pony, or a multitasking maven? – by listing out a full Nokia Lumia 735 specs chart below. Chime in with your thoughts about the selfie phone below, watch our hands-on video of it on YouTube, and check out the rest of our IFA 2014 coverage here from Berlin. We also have Nokia Lumia 830 coverage available for your consumption, and we're not forgetting about the 730 of course. Nokia Lumia 735 specs ...

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    It's gone official, we've gone through its spec list, and we've compared it to its older sibling (the Lumia 930). Now its time for a second comparison, except this time to the king of all cameraphones: the Nokia Lumia 1020. Let's check out the differences in a full Nokia Lumia 830 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 spec battle down below. It's not a total kill like what happened when we compared the Lumia 830 to the Lumia 930, but that's probably because the Lumia 1020 is starting to show its age a bit. The Lumia 1020 has a screen with a higher pixel density, though it loses out when it comes to the ...

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    Now that the Nokia Lumia 830 is official as a supposed high-end smartphone for a low-end price, it's time to start comparing it to phones we already have recognized as true flagships in our full reviews. First up on our list of comparisons, the Lumia 930 / Icon, which we reviewed and called the best Windows Phones to date at the time. Now it's time to compare the battle-worn soldier to the new kid on the block, in Nokia Lumia 830 vs Nokia Lumia 930 / Icon. This result is disappointing, but most definitely an expected outcome. The Lumia 830 loses out in everything, so if you have the extra ...

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    It's supposedly one of the first affordable flagships, but is it really a flagship in the first place? We decided to tackle that question by rounding up a list of official specs for the Nokia Lumia 830, and looking at it under the lens to see how well this Windows Phone will theoretically perform. The answer, in our full Nokia Lumia 830 specs list below. IFA 2014 is certainly not over, so you can check out our continuing coverage of the Berlin trade show right over at this link. For more on the Nokia Lumia 830 (and trust us, there will be many more posts coming along), this link should ...

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    The "first affordable flagship" is here, the Lumia 830 from Microsoft. You can always check out what that flagship phone is about, but if you're a selfie kind of person -- and you haven't purchased the Sony Xperia C3, the Android "selfie phone" -- you will be interested in the Lumia 735 (and 730 dual SIM variant). Microsoft claims there are 50 billion selfies taken, so it's time to improve all of those, both in terms of framing, and quality of the stills. The way to achieve that is not only via hardware, but also with the help of special software; that's where the new Lumia Selfie app ...

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    It's just gone official. The "first affordable flagship," the Nokia Lumia 830, has been announced at IFA 2014 by Microsoft's Devices and Services group. The device features an impressive camera and pretty decent specs for quite the affordable price. It comes with Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Cortana, and more. Microsoft is up-playing the fact that Windows Phone 8.1 allows for much customization to the interface like with the new "Glance" lock screen. The camera has a 10MP sensor and Microsoft's thinnest optical image stabilization module to date. Microsoft claims that the ...

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    "OK Google" is the keyword that wakes up specific devices running Android from stand-by, hands-free, so you can be more productive. Well, "Hey Cortana" is the hot word that will activate Cortana on Windows Phone, once Nokia's Denim update, coming after the Cyan update. Users will no longer need to activate Cortana; with the new hot word detection, Cortana will be activated hands-free, getting ready to answer your questions. Additionally, Cortana will also become location aware, as it will get geofencing capabilities for location-aware reminders. However, Cortana is not the only enhancement ...

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    We've been crossing some very conflicting rumors with the Microsoft's Lumia 830. Some of us have speculated that the leaked photos that we've seen aren't of the Lumia 830 because of the 1020-style camera hump, and then there are other rumors that claim that there is a 20-megapixel sensor on this smartphone. Today we get some additional reports that claim that this is just a mid-tier phone in every way. Sources to WPDang are now saying that the Lumia 830 will only sport a 10 megapixel camera, and they also reinforce the previous claims that it sports a 720p display. Obviously these are ...

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    Windows Phone 8.1 has already proven to bring Microsoft's mobile operating system to the level it needed in order to compete with other platforms. The updates that were added with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 brought even more needed features, but it's clear that Microsoft is not done. If you were wondering what the company has in store for GDR2, rumors have just arrived on the topic. Reports claim that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 is going to bring support to 2K resolution on smartphone displays, and therefore providing support to new processors like the Snapdragon 805. Other hints claim that the ...

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    "What are your favorite Windows Phone apps?" is a question I never get asked on the internet, mainly because people are too busy asking me what my daily drivers are, despite the fact that it's all there in my Twitter profile. But it's an important question. Because even though I feel that you shouldn't carry a particular device just because I carry it, the question of which apps and services we opt to use is another story. To step back to 2008 for a second: apps are magical things. As we discovered on a recent episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, almost all of us can remember ...

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    For Verizon customers, it's the Windows Phone question of the year: Lumia Icon or One M8 for Windows? Both phones offer premium builds and powerful internals, both run Windows Phone 8.1, and both have their own software goodies to try to captivate customers – but which is the better phone overall? We tackle that question in our HTC One M8 for Windows vs Nokia Lumia Icon comparison video down below. Talking hardware, neither of these phones are small. But what they both are is sturdy and solidly built, for whatever you take that to mean. The HTC feels a bit better in-hand, if only ...

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    Most will agree that Windows Phone 8.1 was more than just a minor point update. We even gave it a full review. It bore a ton of new and useful features which finally put Windows Phone on the map for many people. Cortana, for example, is a major win for the platform. Action Center is a no-brainer. And the Start page got some much-needed pizzaz. The Windows Phone 8.1 update has come and gone. Maybe it's just because I don't use Windows Phone regularly, or maybe it's just because the platform still needs a lot of work. But talk of Windows Phone 9 has already started, and many seem to believe ...

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    It's easy to tell if an app sucks when there are issues with its basic functionality. If it crashes all the time, or causes the phone to freeze, or just doesn't respond to certain functions, that's a pretty obvious problem and we all know how to inform the developers of those issues in the app store reviews. However, there are lots of really poor design decisions that are common-place in today's smartphone apps. For some reason, people don't care as much about these obvious flaws that should be common sense, but have somehow become acceptable. Perhaps Paul Rand put it best: "The public is ...

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    "What do you need most in a smartphone?" That is always my answer to anyone who asks me which smartphone they should buy. People assume that because I review smartphones for a living and have played with most of the new models, I have all the answers and automagically know which smartphone they should purchase at any given time, right off the top of my head. I don't. Everyone needs something different. Maybe you need something with a larger screen for watching movies, browsing the web, or gaming. I know my sister wants something smaller, since she has rather petite hands, and I know my mom ...

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    Spotify has proven that even though music streaming wasn't popular a couple of years ago, it is now. The company has gained a significant amount of customer base in Europe, and it is clearly just getting started. Offering free ad-based music on smartphones is probably one of the coolest updates the company has offered lately, but Windows Phone users were deprived of this feature until now. Spotify has just updated its application for Windows Phone, and among the updates, you can now stream music for free. Yes, free involves a couple of ads here and there, you won't be able to sync your ...

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