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Nexus 5x gets scratched and bent in durability test

Nexus 5x gets scratched and bent in durability test

We all want to buy a smartphone that performs well and is rugged enough to survive everyday use. The latest smartphone to go under the pic over at JerryRigEverything on YouTube is the Nexus 5x. This is a plastic cased phone and presumably that means it won't be as robust as a smartphone encased in metal. The testing starts using Mohs Scale pics to see where the smartphone screen scratches.

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ZTE Axon 2 pops up at TENAA packing Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM

ZTE Axon 2 pops up at TENAA packing Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM

A new ZTE smartphone has turned up and this time the little beast is called the ZTE Axon 2. The phone has turned up on TENAA bringing some of the specifications with a couple images of the smartphone. This isn't the first ZTE device that we have spied at TENAA this month, the ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini were seen previously. The ZTE Axon 2 has significantly better specs than either of those other two devices.

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OnePlus 3 packing 6GB of RAM surfaces in benchmarks

OnePlus 3 packing 6GB of RAM surfaces in benchmarks

It's been a month now since we saw that OnePlus 3 smartphone with 4GB of RAM hit AnTuTu bringing us details on the hardware that is thought to be inside the device. When those details showed up there wasn't any real benchmarks to give us an indication of how well the smartphone might perform. Another OnePlus 3 leak has happened this time with a strange codename Rain Rain A3000.

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Microsoft Surface Phone expected to use Snapdragon 830

Microsoft Surface Phone expected to use Snapdragon 830

Earlier this month rumors were swirling that Microsoft was working on a new smartphone called the Surface Phone. Along with those rumors was also the caveat that the device wasn't expected to land until 2017, but when it did there would be several versions on offer. Another leak, this time by Microsoft itself, has given us a bit more detail on the Surface Phone.

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Huawei Honor V8 passes TENAA certification with dual camera

Huawei Honor V8 passes TENAA certification with dual camera

A few days back Huawei was teasing a new smartphone called the Honor V8 that was expected to have a dual camera configuration. At the time all Huawei offered in details was a few dark teaser images showing off what appears to be that dual camera configuration. The smartphone has now crossed TENAA in China for its required certifications and along with that testing come details on the device.

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HTC 10 pre-orders underway in UK as Aussie pricing unveiled

HTC 10 pre-orders underway in UK as Aussie pricing unveiled

HTC fans in the UK who have been wondering when they could get hands on the HTC 10 smartphone can now pre-order the device via Three. We have a few weeks to go before the smartphone will be delivered, Three shows the estimated delivery date to be Friday May 6. The HTC 10 will sell for £49 upfront and £38 per month.

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DeWalt MD501Phone packs Qi charging into a rugged device

DeWalt MD501Phone packs Qi charging into a rugged device

Say the name DeWalt and what comes to mind for most people are tools for construction and other industries that you see down at the local home improvement store. DeWalt has followed Caterpillar into the rugged smartphone market with a device that even looks a lot like the Caterpillar offering. The DeWalt Phone has an IP68 rating to resist fine dust particles and can be submerged in 2 meters of water for up to 30 minutes and survive.

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Acer Liquid Zest Plus packs massive 5000mAh battery

Acer Liquid Zest Plus packs massive 5000mAh battery

Acer unveiled a pair of new smartphones back in February at MWC 2016. Those two devices were the Liquid Jade 2 and the Liquid Zest. Acer is back with another version of the latter called the Liquid Zest Plus and the feature that will grab the attention of most users is the big battery that the Zest Plus packs. Specifically that battery is 5,000 mAh in capacity.

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New Google Phone released for Android (all devices)

New Google Phone released for Android (all devices)

At last, a version of Google's own Phone app is available for the masses. Not just Nexus devices. Not just the Moto X from Motorola. Anyone who has a phone that runs Marshmallow or better - or higher, that is to say - will be able to use this app as it exists in APK form today. When activated properly, this app will allow you to see Google's own vision for what a basic phone app should be on your Android device.

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Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

For many companies who make smartphones, the trend is to make devices with larger and larger screens. There is certainly a market for devices with big screens, but there are some who prefer a smaller device that easily fits into a pocket. This is where the Posh Mobile Micro X S240 smartphone comes in. This device is very small, roughly the same height as a credit card on its end.

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All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

Earlier this month Sony rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for a handful of Xperia Z2 and Z3 smartphones. The catch at the time was that the update was only offered for those who were in the beta testing program. Xperia Z2 and Z3 users who weren't in that beta program can now get the update to Marshmallow.

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Samsung Pay partners with more global POS firms to accelerate mobile payments

Samsung Pay partners with more global POS firms to accelerate mobile payments

Samsung Pay wants more people to use its mobile payments service and to facilitate that increase in users; Samsung Pay has announced that it is working with global POS providers to accelerate adoption. The more global point of sale providers that Samsung Pay supports, the more people have the opportunity to use the mobile payment system with their credit and debit cards. To facilitate this wider adoption Samsung Pay now has partnerships with ten additional POS providers.

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