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Nokia Lumia 925 Review

Nokia Lumia 925 Review

Nokia is on a roll with Windows Phone 8 - when it comes to filling out its range, anyway. The Finnish company has spent 2013 slotting a Lumia into almost every possible gap in the market, and now has a third flagship-spec model in the shape of the Nokia Lumia 925. The latest to bear PureView branding, and arguably the best-quality handset running Microsoft's platform that we've seen to-date, the Lumia 925 ticks all the boxes on paper, certainly. Is this the smartphone to sign two years of your cellular life away to? Read on for the full review.

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Verizon BlackBerry Q10 Review

Verizon BlackBerry Q10 Review

BlackBerry’s rolling the dice this year, with a complete overhaul of their operating system and releasing all new devices. We’ve taken a look at both the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 in full, with the latter being a 2013 version of a classic BlackBerry device that we’ve grown to know. All four major carriers have signed on to offer the Q10, and we’ve decided to take a look at Verizon’s variant to see what the device offers on Big Red. While we’ve reviewed the Q10 before, this’ll be the first time we’ve taken a look at the handset on a US carrier, so let’s see what the QWERTY-equipped device has to offer for us Americans.

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Sony XPERIA ZL Review

Sony XPERIA ZL Review

With the Sony XPERIA ZL, the company took a double-tiered approach to a hero smartphone release - unlike what Samsung and HTC have done with their HTC One and GALAXY S 4, Sony has created a machine that's got the same innards as the XPERIA Z, but with a body that's almost like an alternate reality iteration. Here with the XPERIA ZL, Sony has taken the display, the software, the processor, and the camera technology from the XPERIA Z, putting it in a body that's both more rugged and thinner than the hero.

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Nokia Lumia 928 Review

Nokia Lumia 928 Review

Now that Verizon has its own Nokia hero smartphone working with Windows Phone 8, it's high time the platform takes off, isn't it? At the moment, the Nokia Lumia 928 is one of the nicer Windows Phone 8 devices on the market, and if it weren't for the release of the Nokia Lumia 925 (having been revealed this month right on top of the 928), it'd be an easy thing to say that this is Nokia's finest effort to date with this OS. As it stands, this device is ready instead to be the heartiest Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the USA.

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BlackBerry Q10 Review

BlackBerry Q10 Review

The BlackBerry Q10 might not have been the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone to reach the market, but with its classic QWERTY keyboard it's arguably the first proper new BlackBerry. Blending the new OS with both a touchscreen and the sort of physical text-entry functionality that BlackBerry addicts have been swearing by for years, the Q10 promises to bridge the gap between the Brave New World of touch and those for whom stabbing out an email reply wouldn't be complete without the crackle of tiny keys. Does that make it the missing link in smartphones, or just a bygone of an era that ought to be forgotten? Read on for our full review.

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OPPO Find 5 Review

OPPO Find 5 Review

The smartphone OPPO Find 5 was a surprise to behold when it first left the box here on the SlashGear review bench, mostly because when a relatively unknown smartphone brand delivers a package that appears to be too good to be true, it generally is. Here with OPPO Find 5's 5-inch display at 1080p, a Qualcomm quad-core processor, and a 13 megapixel camera connected at its center by a unique user interface, it seemed as though the company had created a pretty nice beast. The packaging certainly does the device some favors as well.

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AT&T LG Optimus G Pro Review

AT&T LG Optimus G Pro Review

The LG Optimus G Pro brings a massive upgrade to the LG Optimus G, a device put together so well that Google decided to use it for its most recent hero smartphone, the Nexus 4. The LG Optimus G Pro has been released internationally with essentially the same hardware build as you're seeing here, AT&T's additions being largely app-centric. That leaves the same high-powered processor, 5.5-inch display, and collection of odd software abilities that draw us in just as much as they did in the original.

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Pantech Perception Review

Pantech Perception Review

This week we've had the opportunity to have a peek at the newest smartphone from Verizon in the Pantech Perception, a device whose gesture abilities appear at first to outweigh its full suite of high-end specifications. While this device isn't exactly a match for the likes of the GALAXY S 4 from Samsung or the HTC One by any means, Pantech does appear to have created a solid device for the masses, and not one meant for the budget crowd they've so often tended to in the past.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 has a tough act to follow. Its best-selling predecessor, the Galaxy S III, is arguably the most well-known of all Android handsets, the strongest competition to Apple's iPhone, and the automatic go-to device for many smartphone shoppers. While the GALAXY S 4 may look, at first glance at least, much like the phone that came before it, in actual fact almost everything has been changed, adding up to a hotlist of in-demanded technology. So, is the GALAXY S 4 more than the sum of its parts, or have recent high-profile devices like the HTC One stolen its thunder? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Nokia Lumia 520 Review

Nokia Lumia 520 Review

It's Nokia's cheapest Windows Phone 8 device, takes the company's latest range to five models, and borrows some of the style from its bigger siblings, but can the Lumia 520 compete with cheap Android? Unveiled alongside the Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress, the 520 slots in at the entry-level with a few compromises along the way to reach its sub-€150 unsubsidized price. Have the cut corners left the baby Lumia lacking? Read on for our review.

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