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OPPO F3 Plus Review

OPPO F3 Plus Review

These days, if your smartphone doesn't have defining special feature or selling point, it's going to be forgotten amidst a sea of smartphones whose designs and specs are starting to all look alike. And it isn't enough anymore to have a wallet-friendly price only. OEMs need to offer more. Some boast screens with almost no bezels. Others flaunt dual cameras. The OPPO F3 Plus, which was just announced last week, sort of mixes all those, but with a different twist. Yes, it has dual cameras, but it puts those on the front, making sure you get the perfect selfie, whether by yourself or with others. But how does that promise measure up in practice? We take a long hard look to find out.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 facial recognition security is easily fooled

Samsung Galaxy S8 facial recognition security is easily fooled

If you're planning to pick up the Galaxy S8 and use facial recognition to secure the handset, think again. A new demonstration of the feature shows it being easily fooled using a photo of the handset's owner, and coinciding with the revelation is word from sources that Samsung allegedly considers the feature as just 'for fun.' The phone also offers fingerprint and iris scanning security.

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Moto G5 Plus First Look: What no other phone has (at this price)

Moto G5 Plus First Look: What no other phone has (at this price)

As a precursor to our Moto G5 Plus Review, the following is an up-close look at the features that this smartphone has that no other phone has - in this price range. As the Motorola Moto G5 Plus’ specs might suggest, this is a phone that isn’t about to compete with devices like the Galaxy S8 or LG G6. While the greatness of this device may be based on price alone, there’s a whole extra dimension that those that normally purchase much more expensive phones might not consider. The uniqueness of the Moto G5 Plus has a lot to do with design... without forgetting the fact that it'll cost users between $230 and $300 USD.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 wont be another Note 7 – here’s why

Samsung Galaxy S8 wont be another Note 7 – here’s why

The Galaxy S8 is certainly an impressive device, but most of us probably have a voice at the back of our heads asking if this will be another Galaxy Note 7. What was initially reviewed as one of the best Android phones of the year quickly became a hazardous device to own, thanks to a number of battery defects. How is Samsung making sure that the Galaxy S8 won't suffer the same fate?

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Major Pokemon GO update could change the (end)game, bring Legendary monsters

Major Pokemon GO update could change the (end)game, bring Legendary monsters

A major update for the game Pokemon GO is in the works, one that could change the way most players play the game. The game’s future could well turn from a solitary adventure to one in which collaboration is key - and in more than just battling Pokemon Gyms. An update that will come in the relatively near future includes connections over long distances. These connections will be based on Pokemon GO factions - teams blue, yellow, and red.

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Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

All the new Android smartphones released this year so far, including the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, might have distracted you from one sad truth. Not all of last year's models have the joy of running Android 7.0 or 7.1.1 Nougat yet. As always, the dreaded slow-paced rollout of Android updates is keeping users from getting the latest and greatest Android version. But if you're an HTC 10 owner on Verizon's network, that painful waiting stops now. And if you own an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini, it won't be long before you get your treat as well.

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Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

A major piece of the Galaxy S8 story has finally fallen into place. On the heels of the announcement of the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, and their friends, Samsung has finally answered one remaining question: how much will the DeX Station cost. On paper, it might not sound too costly compared to other smart accessories, but, in light of the Galaxy S8's own price tag, it's going to end up costing nearly $1,000 in total. All for a feature that some are considering more of a gimmick than an actual necessity.

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Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition: what’s in the box?

Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition: what’s in the box?

Microsoft announced their own Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition with a release date that matches carrier editions. The difference between this phone and the original is not Windows Phone, or even a custom user interface. Instead, this Microsoft Edition will simply install several Microsoft-made apps from the Google Play App Store.

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Pokemon GO Update: Water Event postmortem and Shiny Easter Secrets

Pokemon GO Update: Water Event postmortem and Shiny Easter Secrets

Overnight masses of Magikarp have disappeared from the game Pokemon GO, and fish-hunters everywhere have fallen to their knees in despair. Why, they ask, why wasn’t I one of the select few to find a Shiny Magikarp? Why couldn’t I find that Gold Magikarp so I could make a Red Gyarados? How do I get a Red Gyarados now?! The answers lie in the water, my friends - and in how well Easter will treat the world of Pokemon all around the world.

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Things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has finally shown its hand with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and, quite honestly, there's quite a lot to take in. From the nearly all-screen front to the desktop-like experience, the Galaxy S8 is jam-packed with features and promises, some of which might have gotten lost in marketing speak, bullet points, and specs sheets. Here are 8 of Galaxy S8 features, and even some misfeatures, you may have missed.

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T-Mobile says Galaxy S8 and its LTE make the perfect pair

T-Mobile says Galaxy S8 and its LTE make the perfect pair

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is out and, naturally, carriers are jumping at the opportunity to announce their availability and promos. Ever the Un-carrier, T-Mobile is doing more than just revealing dates and prices. It is also saying why you'd want to get a Galaxy S8 from them. And that reason will be to achieve the smartphone's full gigabit potential on T-Mobile's trifecta of LTE technologies, allowing the Galaxy S8 to reach downloads of up to 900 MB/s on average.

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HTC U with Snapdragon 835 shows up at AnTuTu

HTC U with Snapdragon 835 shows up at AnTuTu

Samsung's deal with Qualcomm seems to have thrown OEM's launch schedules into disarray. Since the Snapdragon 835 won't be available to any other smartphone maker until May at the earliest, companies are left with only two choices. Risk being late to get the Snapdragon 835, like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, or launch early but settle for a Snapdragon 821, like the LG G6. HTC, it seems, has another strategy. Launch one device early and another a bit later, which seems to be the implication behind this HTC U that popped up at AnTuTu.

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