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I can’t stop taking cat photos with the Nokia 9 PureView

I can’t stop taking cat photos with the Nokia 9 PureView

If you're looking for a large number of cat photos, in excruciating detail down to individual whiskers, all taken with the Nokia 9 PureView, then you've come to the right place. HMD's reboot of the "PureView" brand was met with a mixture of hope and anxiety back at Mobile World Congress 2019 last month, fond memories of devices like the Nokia 808 PureView nudging up against concerns that the superlative photography capabilities it once referred to might be diluted today.

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OPPO F11 Pro hands-on: The Perfume Bottle

OPPO F11 Pro hands-on: The Perfume Bottle

The OPPO F11 Pro has a 6.52-inch display with no notch, no camera hole, and a bare minimum bezel around all its edges. This smartphone is beautiful - and not just because it's got a full-coverage front-facing display. This device is also colorful, and it has a rising front-facing camera, and it's been revealed officially by OPPO just this morning.

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Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh has a new 360-degree camera, the Theta Z1, the new flagship of its range and promising significant improvements in image quality and usability. It also commands a premium price: $999, when the Theta Z1 goes on sale in a couple of months time. That may be too rich for consumers, which is a shame given the hardware on offer.

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Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

The Nokia 9 PureView is official, and HMD Global's decision to resurrect the beloved PureView photography brand brings with it a full five cameras on the back. Rather than sheer megapixels like the original PureView cameras were known for, this new Android smartphone takes a different approach. In fact, HMD partnered with Light to deliver the goods.

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Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning

Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning

It's hard to find words to do the Huawei Mate X justice, the company's first folding smartphone coming so close to resembling a sci-fi movie prop that it's hard to believe it will soon go on sale. Like the Samsung Galaxy Fold revealed last week, the Mate X transforms from the form-factor of a regular, everyday smartphone to a significantly larger device, similar in scale to a tablet yet arguably more manageable in the hand.

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Huawei MateBook 14 hands-on: Familiar style, bigger screen

Huawei MateBook 14 hands-on: Familiar style, bigger screen

Huawei's MateBook 13 distilled some of the charm of the MateBook X Pro into a more affordable model last year, and now Huawei aims to do the same with the MateBook 14. Making its debut at Mobile World Congress 2019, the 14-inch notebook slots in-between Huawei's X and D series, with a handsome - if, ahem, MacBook reminiscent - sandblast-finish metal body with diamond-cut chamfers.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) hands-on: Same style, faster tech

Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) hands-on: Same style, faster tech

Few expected the Huawei MateBook X Pro to be quite as good as the ultraportable notebook turned out to be. With a design that was, let's say, strongly reminiscent of Apple's MacBook Pro, Huawei's Windows 10 notebook was easy to dismiss at first as a mere clone. In reality, it proved to be one of the bargains of 2018, and now Huawei is looking to crank up its competitiveness with the new MateBook X Pro 2019.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds have features Apple needs to copy

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds have features Apple needs to copy

The Samsung Galaxy Buds aren't the company's first ride on the wireless earbud rodeo, and it shows. Successor to the Gear IconX earbuds last year, the new set is easier to carry, to charge, and to use. In fact, as an avid AirPod fan, there's a whole lot here that Samsung got right which Apple could learn from.

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Ricoh GR III hands-on: Samples from street photography’s new star

Ricoh GR III hands-on: Samples from street photography’s new star

Ricoh knew it had a hit on its hands when it previewed the Ricoh GR III back at Photokina 2018. Even without a full spec list, lacking a price, and with nobody outside of the company even having their hands on the camera, those in-the-know about street photography were already declaring their love.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 hands-on: Family of Four

Samsung Galaxy S10 hands-on: Family of Four

Months of leaks may have spoiled the surprise when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it doesn't make the new family of flagship Android smartphones any less important in 2019. Making their debut ahead of Mobile World Congress - and throwing down a tech gauntlet in the process - the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10 5G also mark the tenth anniversary of the series. Turns out, they brought a few gifts with them.

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Vivo V15 Pro hands-on: bringing cutting-edge tech to the masses

Vivo V15 Pro hands-on: bringing cutting-edge tech to the masses

Vivo was the first phone maker to come up with the elevating camera solution to bezels, a design that has been copied or modified by others. With the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition and Vivo APEX 2019 concept, it almost seemed that the company was abandoning its own innovation. Not quite. Instead, Vivo is actually making that innovation accessible to more users by putting it in its latest V series phone, the Vivo V15Pro. With that elevating camera, a triple camera system, and more AI features than you can remember, the Vivo V15Pro aims to bring cutting-edge technology, and buzzwords, to a broader market.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X hands-on: A Pro-ready portable powerhouse

Olympus OM-D E-M1X hands-on: A Pro-ready portable powerhouse

There are just some things that seem to be mutually exclusive. Night and day, power and portability, complexity and reliability. So when someone comes up with a way to bring opposites together, it’s almost always regarded as nothing short of genius. It may not be aiming for something quite as lofty as that, but Olympus may have just checked off just the right boxes to make it so. With the new OM-D E-M1X, Olympus is offering a highly portable yet powerful camera that professionals can rely on all the time, no matter the conditions.

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