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Sharp’s Aquos R Compact barrows the Essential’s camera notch

Sharp’s Aquos R Compact barrows the Essential’s camera notch

It's been less than half a year since the Essential Phone debuted with a camera cutout in its display, introducing us to the soon-to-be-ubiquitous "notch." Apple's iPhone X was next, of course, and now the design is making its way to Japan's domestic market smartphones. Sharp has announced its latest Aquos model, complete with barely-there bezels on three sides of the display, and a camera notch that's just like the Essential Phone's.

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Apple Upgrade Program users get an early start on iPhone X pre-orders

Apple Upgrade Program users get an early start on iPhone X pre-orders

We're less than a week away from when Apple opens pre-orders for the highly anticipated iPhone X. While there's little you can do to guarantee a device on day one, Apple has revealed it's allowing members of its iPhone Upgrade Program to "get a head start" on their upgrade, and in turn make the pre-order process a little smoother. These users don't get to place a full pre-order earlier than everyone else, but they can reduce the number of steps to make a pre-order on Friday, October 27th.

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OnePlus 5T renders leak, pairing rear fingerprint sensor with Galaxy S8 design

OnePlus 5T renders leak, pairing rear fingerprint sensor with Galaxy S8 design

It was recently revealed that the OnePlus 5 is completely out of stock in most markets around the globe, including the US and Europe, prompting the smartphone maker's CEO, Carl Pei, to admit that demand for the device has been higher than expected. Alongside this news has been increased rumors about a OnePlus 5T, and while solid details remain slim, a pair of images of the supposedly upcoming phone have been leaked on China's Weibo.

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Pixel 2 XL screen problems VS iPhone 8 Plus, LG V30, Galaxy Note 8

Pixel 2 XL screen problems VS iPhone 8 Plus, LG V30, Galaxy Note 8

Over the past few days a bit of controversy popped up over the display on the Pixel 2 XL. The most common issue seen in descriptions of the device seems to have to do with the device's coloring and/or texture. Our own review by Chris Davies said that the display on the Pixel 2 XL is "muted and blue-tinged off-axis."

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iPhone X anticipation may be slowing iPhone 8 sales

iPhone X anticipation may be slowing iPhone 8 sales

2017 is a bit of an anomaly year for Apple. Though we've grown used to receiving two new iPhones each year - one standard-sized iPhone and one Plus model - this year we're getting three new iPhones. One of those, as you likely already know, is the iPhone X - a special release that, at least in part, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone's release.

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Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was tipped to host a visit from Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams in Taiwan later this week. Williams is reportedly visiting Taiwan for the 30th anniversary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), with an event taking place on October 23rd. It is likely Foxconn's assembly of the iPhone X and potential supply constraints will be on the table during the chat between the company executives.

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Android One HTC U11 Life looks like the Baby Bear of the family

Android One HTC U11 Life looks like the Baby Bear of the family

This week the folks at HTC have a big set of leaks on their hands - maybe even the entirety of their Fall Lineup, unless they have a third device that we've not seen yet. The device we're looking at right this moment is the Android One of the two devices. This means it's mid-range, coming with a relatively affordable price (more than likely) with specs that aren't mind-blowing, but certainly aren't bad.

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Pokemon GO Halloween Event : New Details Decoded

Pokemon GO Halloween Event : New Details Decoded

Pokemon GO Halloween is here again, marking the 1-year anniversary of the very first event in the Niantic-made game. The next Pokemon event starts at midnight tonight, so today we're getting busy with preparations for the launch. While in the past we might have started playing right as the bell tolled, this event is set to last an extra-long amount of time - over a week!

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro DxOMark camera rating challenges Pixel 2

Huawei Mate 10 Pro DxOMark camera rating challenges Pixel 2

Back when the Google Pixel 2 was announced, Google touted the high marks its camera received from DxOMark. In fact, the Pixel 2 became the highest-rated smartphone camera in DxOMark's history. At the time, we assumed that it wouldn't be long before that score was challenged, and even though Huawei's Mate 10 Pro didn't manage to surpass the Pixel 2 in terms of overall rating, it's coming mighty close.

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iPhone X release nightmare: Here’s the problem

iPhone X release nightmare: Here’s the problem

The iPhone X launch was a problem since it was announced - but a bit of analysis today suggests Apple's troubles are ending soon. While billboards, underground tram ads, and video spots run rampant across the world for iPhone X, behind the scenes Apple's pushing the line when it comes to manufacturing. New parts, an entirely new build, and technology that the company's not used in a production-level device before - it was bound to be at least a little bit of a struggle for a company as large as Apple.

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Pixel 2 Active Edge remap highlights a big problem

Pixel 2 Active Edge remap highlights a big problem

The Pixel 2's Active Edge is a fairly neat feature, but unfortunately, it's limited in usefulness out of the box. While being able to squeeze the sides of your phone to perform an action seems like it would be really handy, Google has limited you to using it to either silence incoming calls or pull up Google Assistant. In that sense, Active Edge is a lot like the Bixby button - potentially useful, but far too limited by the manufacturer for that usefulness to be fully realized.

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iPhone 8 Plus vs Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8: which one to buy

iPhone 8 Plus vs Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8: which one to buy

We are just two and a half months away from calling the year over and we already have most of this year’s top smartphones lined up in stores. Of course, we’re still waiting for the iPhone X to finally land in users’ hands, but, unless you already had your heart set on Apple’s most expensive iPhone to date, you might already be weighing your options with what’s available. So which among this year’s top three, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, the Google Pixel 2, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, deserves your well-earned money? We take a look beyond the spec sheet to bring to light each one’s strengths and, of course, flaws.

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