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Four best designed phones of 2020 anyone would fall for

Four best designed phones of 2020 anyone would fall for

Smartphones will come and go but only a few will leave their mark when remembered years down the line. Although coronavirus pandemic disrupted virtually everything on this planet, that didn’t hold back smartphone makers from experimenting with mainstream phone designs that shout out loud thanks to their unique look and functionality. Putting together a form factor that’s not only distinct but also functional in more ways than one is an art, and a few smartphones in 2020 are a testimony to that fact. Here’s a rundown of the best-designed phones we came across this year – ones that captured the interest of the mainstream industry unprecedentedly.

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It’s time to turn off doom notifications – Here’s how

It’s time to turn off doom notifications – Here’s how

The next week is going to be stressful, to say the very least, and so while as a tech writer I am deeply invested in you being addicted to your gadgets, I also think it's time we turned off our notifications. At least, for a little while. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are ramping up for levels of disinformation the likes of which the US has never seen before, and even if you avoid the hoaxes, even the actual news is stressful enough.

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Confused which iPhone 12 to buy – here’s the best option

Confused which iPhone 12 to buy – here’s the best option

The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are available since October 23. If you are still wondering which of these is for you – it’s just natural to be in the fix. The two look so similar on the front – same sized displays, resembling front cameras, and almost alike form factor. It’s only when you flip them over that you are greeted by different camera modules where the major difference actually lies.

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Google Play Music we’ll miss you, moving on is just an option

Google Play Music we’ll miss you, moving on is just an option

Google Play Music came into existence in May 2011, and now after nine years of audio goodness, the service is finally laid to rest. Every online presence of the music service has been phased out by Google in the last few weeks – joining the fate of Google+, Reader and other lesser-known products by Google.

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Gaming phones faceoff: Best choices for high-end mobile gaming fun

Gaming phones faceoff: Best choices for high-end mobile gaming fun

Smartphones are steadily becoming mean machines for handheld gaming. Since the mobile gaming industry is growing bigger than ever, more and more phone-makers are offering handsets specifically pieced for unparalleled gaming. Then there are also smartphones that don’t have the console-like looks and shoulder triggers but have the display refresh rates, game modes, and cooling systems that are apt to offer a console-like experience. With so many options out there, selecting a gaming phone can be a task. Head down for our selection of the five best gaming phones you can get this holiday season, and narrow down your choice.

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Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

The whole 5G thing is becoming more of a story with the launch of some exciting new mobile phone models designed to take full leverage of the new wireless connectivity. As a new 5G smartphone pops-up with each passing day, we are seeing all prominent network carriers stateside doing their bit to ensure you have 5G coverage no matter what part of the country you’re in. While these are early days and everyone’s just working on increasing their portfolio – it seems appropriate to know, which of the top-tier carriers have what 5G plans you can choose from to get on from the word go.

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iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

Just a day after the launch of iPhone 12 lineup on October 13, OnePlus revealed the sole OnePlus 8T which will complete the Chinese tech company’s lineup for this year, since there is no Pro model for the 8T. Both the phones are going to be available from October 23 and will compete to lure in prospective buyers. The pricing for the two smartphones is neck to neck, while iPhone 12 demands $799 for the base model, OnePlus 8T comes for a slightly lower $749 tag – virtually there is just $50 setting these two devices apart. So, a comparison of the specification and features of these close competitors – the iPhone 12 and OnePlus 8T was imminent.

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iPhone 12 mini: How big a deal is it anyway

iPhone 12 mini: How big a deal is it anyway

Apple finally went ahead with the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup comprising four discrete models, which includes the tiniest 5G iPhone. iPhone 12 mini, the smallest and lightest member of the new iPhone family is also billed as the “the smallest, lightest, and thinnest 5G phone in the world.” Going by its very comfortable 5.4-inch screen size, it has the potential to be a 5G-enabled phone you’d want in 2020 – only if, sizeable screen real estate is not really your thing.

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The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

Yesterday, Apple announced four new iPhone 12 models, in the process taking its line-up of handsets in 2020 to seven. That's before you consider the different colors and storage variations of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you're trying to figure out which is the "best" new iPhone 12 to buy, then, you'd be forgiven for feeling confused.

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Samsung Galaxy S21: Expected highs, lows and everything in between

Samsung Galaxy S21: Expected highs, lows and everything in between

We are in that phase of the year when one side of the digital hemisphere is anxiously awaiting the launch of the new iPhone 12. On the other side are Samsung fanboys anticipating some competitive features in the next flagship from the South Korean tech giant. Generally, Samsung follows a pattern of launching a new flagship smartphone in the Galaxy S series in the first quarter of the year – February to be precise. It’s a long way from now to then, but we are already hearing ample things suggesting what to expect from the next Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

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Snapdragon 875 is coming: What to expect from the flagship chipset

Snapdragon 875 is coming: What to expect from the flagship chipset

Smartphones these days are powerhouses, able to perform any process and graphics-intensive task you throw at them. This is made possible with the new age processors which are venturing into new horizons with each passing year. Qualcomm is slated to release its next Snapdragon processor by the end of this year, and it is going to come with significant improvements thanks to its new 5nm process, making it smaller than the 7nm predecessor. Here is all that you need to know about Snapdragon 875 and what it brings for the next-gen smartphones.

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How Amazon Luna is positioned for the cloud gaming arena

How Amazon Luna is positioned for the cloud gaming arena

With Amazon’s annual hardware event Fall Devices & Services came the announcement of its cloud gaming service, which looks to take on the big guns like Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate and Sony PlayStation Now. In the last few months, the game streaming service arena has been heating-up like anything. Stadia has picked up pace, while Project xCloud and PlayStation Now are gaining momentum ever so steadily - the two giants have launched their latest versions of gaming consoles which integrate at a very deep level for cloud game streaming.

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