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Honor 7x Review: This $200 phone surprised me

Honor 7x Review: This $200 phone surprised me

Over the past couple of weeks I've had the $200 smartphone Honor 7x in my pocket. This smartphone's surprised me - and not only because it's rather feature-full for its price. This phone's surprised me because it's doing what OnePlus said it'd do when they started. This smartphone goes to war with the most excellent (and far more expensive) phones in the world, and it does so without any major "me too" tricks.

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Android Auto pixelated graphics bug will get official fix in June

Android Auto pixelated graphics bug will get official fix in June

Last year, Android Auto users began reporting an issue involving pixelated or otherwise disrupted graphics that, in some cases, resemble the artifacts present in a highly compressed JPEG. Dozens of bug reports and user posts rolled in, but the issue has persisted for months with little commentary from Google. That changed over the weekend when the company announced that an official fix will be launched in June.

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Instagram’s new camera in brief

Instagram’s new camera in brief

Instagram updated their apps this morning with a new sort of Focus Camera. This camera uses some smart calculations to figure out what part of the photo is the person, and what's background. With this new mode, "Focus" will allow the user to take photos and video in what's commonly known as a sort of "portrait" mode. This new mode aims to be "giving the photo that polished look."

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Galaxy Note 9: If it looks like this, sign me up

Galaxy Note 9: If it looks like this, sign me up

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could be one of the simplest - yet most stunning - smartphone designs of the year. If Samsung plays their cards right, they could have a device that does not follow the (nonsensical) trends grabbing hold of manufacturers of smartphones of all sorts. If Samsung stays true to their roots, they'll have a smartphone that doesn't over-think what consumers want.

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Smartphone AI is still useless: here’s how it can improve

Smartphone AI is still useless: here’s how it can improve

LG has formally announced the name, not the phone itself, of its next flagship, the LG G7 ThinQ. That ThinQ part of its name puts an emphasis on the company’s AI thrust. It’s not the first to tout AI capabilities inside their phones. In fact, it has lately become something like a badge of honor, alongside the notch. But these new AI capabilities in our smartphones, whether via AI assistants or otherwise, are still far from being useful. OEMs seem to be obsessed with just one, at most two, aspects of AI, often neglecting the aspects where we need a better brain even more.

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Chuwi Hi 9 Air pre-orders reveal a Huawei MediaPad M5 rival

Chuwi Hi 9 Air pre-orders reveal a Huawei MediaPad M5 rival

Android tablets are getting rarer these days, but some OEMs are still not giving up the fight. At MWC last February, Huawei unveiled the MediaPad M5 to give the iPad Pro (and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3) a bit of a challenge. Now Chuwi is trying to beat Huawei at its own game with the Hi 9 Air. It latest and most ambitious Android tablet so far is now on pre-order with a price tag that undercuts what the MediaPad M5 is offering.

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LG G7 ThinQ confirmed and practically announced by LG itself

LG G7 ThinQ confirmed and practically announced by LG itself

LG has a partly interesting, partly puzzling strategy when it comes to major announcements. It somewhat sits in between Samsung’s silence and OnePlus’s breadcrumb teasers. LG more often than not, actually pre-announces parts and features of its upcoming flagship, practically leaving nothing left to the imagination. It is doing so yet again, confirming what we’ve practically been hearing all along. The next flagship is going to be called the LG G7 ThinQ and it’s coming three weeks’ time.

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Google Play Store bans fake ID apps, but don’t let your guard down

Google Play Store bans fake ID apps, but don’t let your guard down

Google has once again revised the list of apps that aren't allowed in its app store, this time adding ones that enable users to generate fake identification. These apps are usually billed as a way to create ID cards for pranking, but they're often used for less wholesome reasons, such as attempting to get into a facility or purchase items that are age-restricted.

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Huawei and Prisma just gave the P20 Pro’s AI brain a job

Huawei and Prisma just gave the P20 Pro’s AI brain a job

Huawei is working with Prisma Labs on a new generation of camera effects, tapping into the neural network engine the phone-maker included with its latest handsets. The deal will see the so-called NPU, or Neural Processing Unit, that's part of the newest Kirin 970 chip gain fresh talents when it comes to image editing.

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Huawei P20 Pro teardown shows Steve Jobs’ wisdom stuck

Huawei P20 Pro teardown shows Steve Jobs’ wisdom stuck

Inside the Huawei P20 Pro is proof that the industrial designers behind the phone were extraordinarily talented. With such a strange amalgamation of parts in this smartphone, it must have been difficult to arrange its innards in an aesthetically pleasing way. Not that this was Huawei's primary goal, but they've succeeded nonetheless.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A great phone jumping through hoops

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A great phone jumping through hoops

Huawei has been making a lot of noise this year about its Android flagships, most recently making a pitch to oust the iPhone X or Galaxy S9 from your pocket with the P20 Pro. Weirdly, though, that phone isn't officially coming to the US. Instead, Huawei's flagship here is a different smartphone from a different family: the Mate 10 Pro. It has the same processor as the P20 Pro, but no notch and one less camera sensor. It also comes with a more affordable price tag.

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ZTE Iceberg gets 2x notches and 4x glass corners

ZTE Iceberg gets 2x notches and 4x glass corners

The ZTE Iceberg is a concept design designed by ZTE - officially. I say this first because the design is so bonkers, it looks at first as though it wasn't meant to be seen by the public. OR, it looks like a design student was asked to create the most daring design they could imagine still seeing the production floor. Either way, the details here deserve a once-over.

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