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Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Has Samsung done enough?

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Has Samsung done enough?

The iOS versus Android battle is really a different question: are you iPhone, or are you Samsung Galaxy? Right now, with the covers finally lifted off the Galaxy S9 and S9+, that question is, more specifically, whether either of Samsung's newly-debuted smartphones are sufficiently appealing to drag your attention away from the iPhone X.

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Galaxy S9 AR Emojis are more than Animoji clones

Galaxy S9 AR Emojis are more than Animoji clones

Samsung is going to be accused of copying Apple with its AR Emojis on the new Galaxy S9, but there's more to the animated characters than an Animoji clone. One of the headline features on the brand new Android flagships, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2018, here's what you need to know about AR Emojis - and why you should care.

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Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have arrived, and with them a big question for Samsung fans: should you upgrade to the S9 from the Galaxy S8? The lure of the newest, shiniest gadget is always strong, and Samsung even has some tempting trade-in deals for those wanting to ditch their old phone for a brand new Galaxy S9. If you're on the fence, here's what you get with your upgrade.

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Galaxy S9 price details: Verizon, T-Mobile, unlocked, more [Updated]

Galaxy S9 price details: Verizon, T-Mobile, unlocked, more [Updated]

Samsung has officially taken the wraps off the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and now the carriers are weighing in with just how much it'll cost to put one in your pocket. As usual, the deals vary according to your network of choice, whether you're activating a new line or upgrading, and whether you want the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 or the larger, 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+. Read on for all the details.

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This Galaxy S9 trade-in deal is unexpectedly good

This Galaxy S9 trade-in deal is unexpectedly good

With Galaxy S9 and S9+ preorders opening on March 2, there are plenty of deals around for those looking to trade in their old phone and upgrade. Samsung is keen to get that old Galaxy S8 out of your pocket and replace it with a shiny new Galaxy S9 instead, but it won't argue if you're upgrading from another Android phone or even an iPhone, too.

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Samsung DeX Pad makes Galaxy S9 a 2K PC replacement

Samsung DeX Pad makes Galaxy S9 a 2K PC replacement

Samsung's DeX system is getting an upgrade, with the new Samsung DeX Pad launching alongside the Galaxy S9 and turning the Android phone into a PC replacement. The new docking station introduces a complete physical redesign over its predecessor, making the whole system a lot more flexible in the process.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on

It's no understatement to say that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the most important Android phones of the year. Sure, Google's Pixel might inspire more enthusiast excitement and, contrary to speculation, the S9 won't debut Samsung's first in-display fingerprint scanner but, when it comes to handset sales, the Galaxy is the daddy. For 2018, then, what's fascinating about the new Galaxy S9 is as much about what Samsung hasn't done as what it has.

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Huawei MediaPad M5 gives iPad Pro some competition

Huawei MediaPad M5 gives iPad Pro some competition

Huawei has brought a pair of Android tablets to Mobile World Congress, the new MediaPad M5 in 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch sizes, as it pushes back against the iPad Pro. While tablet sales in general may be struggling, Huawei insists that they're still a big growth area: indeed, it claims to have seen double-digit growth in the category over the last three years.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

If the sign of memorable design is, like the iPhone X's notch, one aspect everybody recognizes, then the new Huawei MateBook X Pro's is certain to be its hidden webcam. The new notebook, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2018, is the latest in the Chinese company's MateBook range of svelte ultraportables. However, while there are plenty of changes worth noting, it's where Huawei has stashed the camera that's likely to be remembered.

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LG V30S ThinQ goes all-in on Android AI in V30 refresh

LG V30S ThinQ goes all-in on Android AI in V30 refresh

LG dropped some heavy hints that MWC 2018 wouldn't be a hardware-fest, and the LG V30S ThinQ is the proof of that. Building on, rather than replacing, the LG V30 the company announced last year, the new smartphone puts artificial intelligence (AI) to the fore, particularly when it comes to photography and voice control.

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LG G6 vs. Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs. Huawei P10 Plus – MWC 2017 Mobile Showdown

LG G6 vs. Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs. Huawei P10 Plus – MWC 2017 Mobile Showdown

As the dust of MWC 2017 settles, we take stock of all the announcements, teasers, and devices that rained down in Barcelona. We definitely have enough interesting smartphones, high-end or otherwise, that makes Samsung’s relative absence almost negligible. LG’s return to essentials with the G6, Sony’s hybrid of two generations of flagships with the Xperia XZ Premium, and Huawei’s unyielding commitment to Leica lenses with the P10 Plus.

Of course, the question always boils down to “which is the best smartphone of 2017”. And, of course, the answer is never straightforward. While we wait to spend more quality time with each of these three, we take a quick recap of what make each one your best smartphone of 2017.

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ASUS ZenFone AR hands-on: Google Tango sells us a BMW

ASUS ZenFone AR hands-on: Google Tango sells us a BMW

ASUS launched the ZenFone AR back at CES in January, but the Project Tango phone wasn't quite ready for its augmented reality close-up. Turns out, there are some ZenFone AR handsets floating around at MWC 2017 this week, not least being used by the team at BMW and Accenture for their iVisualizer demo. Imagine our surprise when the ASUS handset was whipped out - alongside the existing Lenovo Phab 2 Pro - for us to check out on video.

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