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Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on: 16MP and fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on: 16MP and fingerprint scanner

Samsung has a new flagship, the Galaxy S5, and we've been spending some time getting to grips with the 5.1-inch Android smartphone. Launched at Samsung's Unpacked 5 event at MWC 2014 today, the Galaxy S5 has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quadcore processor running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a fingerprint scanner, and a 16-megapixel camera, all wrapped up in a water-resistant casing. Read on for our first-impressions and all the details.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Internet.org is “onramp” to the web

Mark Zuckerberg: Internet.org is “onramp” to the web

Mark Zuckerberg's has been talking about Internet.org's plans to get the developing world online, describing the project as "an onramp to the internet" for those who may not realize quite why they need it. "If you didn't grow up with access to the internet," Zuckerberg said during his keynote at Mobile World Congress today, "you may not know the reason why you'd want a data plan."

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Wiko WAX hands-on: NVIDIA Tegra 4i gets busy

Wiko WAX hands-on: NVIDIA Tegra 4i gets busy

At last year’s Mobile World Congress we saw the NVIDIA Tegra 4i in a smartphone for the first time - a test model made just to show the processor’s capabilities. This year at MWC 2014 we’re seeing NVIDIA’s first real-deal manufacturer partner for the chip for a smartphone in the Wiko WAX. This device is thin, it’s light, and if NVIDIA has anything to say about it, it’s ready to roll with heavy-duty gaming power as well.

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HTC Desire 816 eyes-on: aiming for kingship of mid-tier

HTC Desire 816 eyes-on: aiming for kingship of mid-tier

With the HTC Desire 816, the company brings on a smartphone that aims to be the king of the middle tier. This does not mean it’s a price leader - nor does it cut the most corners. Here HTC aims to be the king of the middle with a smartphone that has many of the features that are present on the HTC One, here on a phone that’s aimed at the international and mid-tier market.

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HTC Desire 610 revealed as mid-range without compromise

HTC Desire 610 revealed as mid-range without compromise

The smartphone makers at HTC have planted themselves firmly in the world of mid-range devices this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 with two new devices that take on the full pack. One is the China-aimed Desire 816, the other is the Desire 610, which we’ll be talking about here. This device comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display with a palm-sized delivery at 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm, coming with Android Jelly Bean and HTC Sense right out of the box.

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HTC Power To Give brings supercomputer power with smartphones

HTC Power To Give brings supercomputer power with smartphones

Using the processing power of smartphones from around the globe, HTC is making an initiative called Power To Give for theresearch of medicine, science, and echology. This initiative will work with an HTC Power To Give app from Google Play for Android. This app will divert a bit of your smartphone’s processing power towards the initiative whenever you’d like to contribute.

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HTC research: good design makes happy consumers

HTC research: good design makes happy consumers

The folks at HTC have done a scientific study which they suggest leads them to believe that good design makes us happy. In a scientific study of the physical (biometric) responses of 2,177 participants "from seven markets", HTC has come to the conclusion that if a product is well-made and beautiful, it’ll make people happy.

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Sony Xperia M2 hands-on

Sony Xperia M2 hands-on

With the Sony Xperia Z family of devices seeing such success over the past year, it’s no wonder the company decided to delivery a new mid-range entrant this season. With the Sony Xperia M2, Sony brings on what they suggest is the thinnest 4G smartphone in its category. It does indeed seem to deliver a premium experience in a package that won’t break the bank, no record-breaking necessary.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet hands-on

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet hands-on

In an effort to keep the quality spread brought on by the Sony Xperia Z last year to the tablet world, Sony introduced the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. This device takes on the high-quality build of Sony’s most recent tablet effort and ushers in the next generation with the Xperia Z2 smartphone. This device works with the same waterproofing features as the Z2 smartphone and knocks out some high-powered innards as well.

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Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on

Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on

This week we’re having a peek at Sony’s latest effort with the rebooted Z, a device called the Sony Xperia Z2. This device rolls out with a 5.2-inch Full HD display - that’s 1080 x 1920 pixels, with Sony’s Live Color LED powered by X-Reality for mobile technology. This device looks and feels just like the Sony Xperia Z or the Sony Xperia Z1, and if you blink you’d mistake it for one of these previous models - but the devil’s in the details.

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Nokia XL hands-on

Nokia XL hands-on

This week Nokia revealed their long-awaited Android smartphone in the Nokia X - and surprised us with a Nokia XL as well. This device roll with the same quality build as the X with a few modifications. Here with a 5-inch display instead of the smaller 4, Nokia brings on Android under their own unique user interface in a Lumia-looking casing.

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Nokia 220 hands-on

Nokia 220 hands-on

What does €29 get you in a phone? If it's the Nokia 220 you're looking at, it gets you Nokia's cheapest ever data-capable handset, though don't get too excited: this dual-SIM candybar is 2G-only. Still, with the promise of social networking preloaded, Nokia's Xpress Browser, and even a camera, could this be the ideal handset for the festival-goer or the perpetually clumsy?

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