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Motorola Moto G9 released for $154: Why not USA?

Motorola Moto G9 released for $154: Why not USA?

India seems to be the place where companies like Motorola are really fighting fiercely for the market with smartphones that go to the extreme. In this case, that means a Motorola Moto G9 was released in India for ₹11,499 (approximately $154) with a set of specifications that are more than powerful enough for most consumers. Why can't the United States get a value proposition like that?

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OPPO Reno 4 Pro Review – Killer charging

OPPO Reno 4 Pro Review – Killer charging

The availability of components like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 700 series and Sony's IMX586 has become a double-edged sword for phone makers. On the one hand, these have made often high-end functionality available on mid-range phones. On the other hand, the sudden explosion of these mid-range phones has also made it harder for devices to differentiate. Often it takes some design gimmick or marketing stunt to stand out from one another but the OPPO Reno 4 Pro goes beyond the surface to deliver something more substantial. But is it enough to truly rise above the rest? We take a deep drive to find out.

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OnePlus Nord Review: At what cost simplicity?

OnePlus Nord Review: At what cost simplicity?

OnePlus Nord was released in the Summer of 2020 in just about every global smartphone market but North America. If you're living in Europe or India, you're in luck, this is a surprisingly high-quality phone for a very reasonable price. If you live in the United States, this smartphone is a very big, but very promising, tease indeed.

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OnePlus Nord launch hands-on and first impressions: Flat enough?

OnePlus Nord launch hands-on and first impressions: Flat enough?

OnePlus Nord was revealed on the 21st of July, 2020, as a new sort of value proposition from the brand that started with the OnePlus One. This device is very similar to its predecessors in many respects - it runs much of the same software as the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro - but it's a different beast. OnePlus Nord is meant to be the most affordable iteration of the OnePlus smartphone experience.

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OnePlus Nord pre-orders up for 24 hours: How they’ll convince you

OnePlus Nord pre-orders up for 24 hours: How they’ll convince you

If you've been following the OnePlus Nord release story for the last few months, you might be interested in owning the device. It's a low-cost smartphone with features that seem to be far more elite than the phone's price would imply. It's a simple proposition, and the OnePlus method for enticing your cash in advance of the device's full "reveal" event is... shockingly efficient.

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Equillium COVID-19 clinical trial shows “significantly reduced mortality”

Equillium COVID-19 clinical trial shows “significantly reduced mortality”

Today the company Equillium reported that clinical trials of their drug itoizamub "significantly reduced mortality" in patients with COVID-19. Equillium is a clinical-stage biotechnology company whose focus is largely COVID-19-related - like many companies of this sort at the moment. They reported today that a Biocon, India clinical trial with itolizumab "significantly reduced mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19."

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Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

The POCO F2 Pro, or Pocophone F2 Pro, is a highly decent smartphone. It was released in May of 2020 running Android 10 with MIUI 11 inside. This device has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen up front with no camera to interrupt its rounded-corner rectangle face. This is one of the few smartphones to have ever been released with a mechanically operated pop-up front-facing camera module - and it comes in several colors, both wild and decent.

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OnePlus Nord is the name, leaking budget phone is the game

OnePlus Nord is the name, leaking budget phone is the game

OnePlus Nord is the name of the budget-friendly smartphone the brand OnePlus has releasing next. This next-generation smartphone line will start with a single model that's not quite revealed in full just yet, but should be soon. Today was a big day in the history of the phone line as the OnePlus crew revealed that it was, indeed, called OnePlus Nord, officially.

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Android app that removes Chinese apps gets massive support in India

Android app that removes Chinese apps gets massive support in India

If the US government is bent on bringing Huawei to its knees through trade laws, India's citizens are taking a different route to show their protest against China. A new app has landed on Google Play Store that singles out apps that originate from China as a response to a call for Indians to boycott software made by Chinese citizens. That call seems to have resounded strongly as the app gathered now over 5 million downloads in just two weeks.

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Samsung yields to Vivo as India’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Samsung yields to Vivo as India’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Many perhaps consider Samsung to be the biggest smartphone company in the world and that may be true, at least on a global scale. When it comes to specific markets, however, Samsung is slowly losing ground. It's really no surprise that it wouldn't be at the top in China but everywhere else is fair game. In India, however, Samsung has not only slipped from being #1 but is no longer #2 even, now that it has lost that spot to yet another Chinese vendor, Vivo.

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New realme 6 brings 90Hz display to $175 phone

New realme 6 brings 90Hz display to $175 phone

The realme 6 and realme 6 Pro were revealed today with lightning-inspired designs and sizeable 90Hz displays for shockingly low prices. How, we'll be asking, are these devices priced so low when features they posesss only otherwise exist on devices with far higher pricetags? Inside these 6.5 and 6.6-inch display-toting machines we find 480-nit brightness, 90Hz image refresh rate, and 120Hz touch refresh rate - that's no joke!

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New $200 Poco X2 looks like Samsung’s best smartphone

New $200 Poco X2 looks like Samsung’s best smartphone

A rising smartphone brand called Poco just revealed a phone called Poco X2, and you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a Samsung Galaxy S10. Not because it's the same color - it's certainly not - and not because it says SAMSUNG on the back - it doesn't. But with Android inside, several cameras at its back, and a pill-shaped punch-hole full-screen display up front, do you really need to pay 3x the price for a phone from Samsung?

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