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Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact rumor roundup and preview: more of the same?

Normally, we’d not even dare tackle potentially game-changing Android devices such as Sony’s Xperia Z2 and Z1 Compact sequels collectively, in just one preview post, sending the message they’re not really important as standalone products. No matter how little we know (as in truly know) about them, and how distant their releases may seem. After

Amazon Fire Phone: Top features and key weaknesses

Every gadget, no matter how carefully prepared, thought-through and well-groomed, has flaws. The iPhone 5s fell short of perfection, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 likewise, and even LG’s G3 is underwhelming in some respects. The key to success is in most cases to cover a device’s imperfections with a greater number of assets. More important than their

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Apple iPad Air – Specs comparison

Top-shelf Samsung Galaxy smartphones have been dominating Apple iPhones in raw speed, software smoothness, multitasking, accessibility and usability for years now, and that’s no longer just the biased opinion of an Android fanboy (which I am). Supported by sales numbers, as well as many nonpartisan critical reviews, Sammy’s superiority over Cupertino is on the verge

Asus flaunts international PadFone S hybrid ahead of Computex

With precisely a week left until the debut of Computex 2014, Asus is beginning to find it hard to keep its cards close to the chest. The June 3-7 technology fair in Taipei will no doubt see a host of new Asus-made gizmos come to light, including several LTE-enabled Zenfones. Also, a fresh entry into

Moto X+1 or Droid Ultra sequel? Motorola XT912A surfaces with Snapdragon 800

It’s no secret Motorola means business in spite of an impending Lenovo acquisition with still hard to guess ramifications, as an eclectic blend of ultra-affordable Moto devices and high-enders have been tipped of late for 2014 introductions. The leathery X+1, LTE-enabled G and dirt-cheap E are among these forthcoming potential box-office hits, with Droid Ultra,

Top five reasons why Samsung’s Galaxy S5 can’t please us all

It’s almost here. Yet there’s still so much about it we don’t know. Or rather, we’re unsure of. At least two primary Samsung Galaxy S5 versions (not counting sub-varieties like the Zoom or Mini) will presumably roll out at some point, but no one’s certain if both the “Standard” and “Prime” are due for announcements

LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Specs Comparison

Emboldened by its fruitful collaboration with Google for arguably the best Nexus phone yet, the N5, always underdog LG has last year turned the page to a new, exciting chapter in the company’s evolution, strengthening its position as potential future Samsung rival thanks to the outstanding G2. And now they’re at it again, taking the

Oppo Find 7 debut set for March 19, benchmark lists Full HD display, not 2K

Little-known China-based electronics manufacturer Oppo made its first waves in the Android landscape by partnering with CyanogenMod for the swiveling camera-toting N1 handheld, but it became clearer and clearer over the past few months that the 5.9-incher was just the beginning. Oppo’s next step in its quest to world domination? A little big thing called

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumor Roundup: What to Believe, What Not To

It’s become a year-opening tradition, nay ritual to sift through countless rumors, reports and hearsay on whatever “next big thing” Samsung has in store for its ever-growing Galaxy smartphone family. But I think we can all agree “insiders” and “tipsters” have gone a little overboard this time around, with the Galaxy S5 rumor bonanza. Not