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Top Amazon Prime Day 2018 smartphone deals

Top Amazon Prime Day 2018 smartphone deals

It’s Prime Day again. Technically Prime Days because it’s not going to end until 11:59 pm PT. That leaves you a few hours more to think deeply about what you want to spend your hard-earned money on. Of course, we’re here to help with our very own buyer’s guide for Prime Day 2018. But if you’re particularly interested in what smartphones to get, here are some of the best smartphones money has to offer.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 killer mid-range specs confirmed

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 killer mid-range specs confirmed

Smartphones are getting more powerful and more stylish but the one thing that they don’t seem to be getting better at is battery life. Having a large battery or even day-long battery life seems almost antithetical to modern high-end smartphones and their slim designs. For long-lasting power, consumers will have to turn to smartphones less covered, like the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3 whose secrets have all but been revealed by this latest leak.

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Huawei GPU Turbo is the important update you won’t get

Huawei GPU Turbo is the important update you won’t get

Mobile gaming is starting to mirror the larger gaming market more and more. Not only is it an increasingly profitable business, the hardware, accessories, and designs are starting to creep into smartphones. Just look at the ASUS ROG Phone! Not be left out, Huawei is rolling out what is the equivalent of GPU boosters in PC gaming. Dubbed “GPU Turbo”, the feature is coming to Huawei’s 2016-2018 lineup, except if you’re living in the US.

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Honor 10 Review: Peacock strut with decent guts

Honor 10 Review: Peacock strut with decent guts

The Honor 10 is one of this year's best phones that was not officially planned for release inside the United States. But don't let that silly bit of business stop you. This smartphone is a work of art - not necessarily as a traditional does-everything handset, but in its unique set of special features and external casing.

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Galaxy S10 tipped to be freed from iPhone X’s shadow

Galaxy S10 tipped to be freed from iPhone X’s shadow

It's no secret that there's been a bit of contention between the makers of the Galaxy S and the makers of the iPhone over the past decade. Apple accused Samsung of copying their phone design, and Samsung accused right back. Each time a new Galaxy S device was released over the past decade, the device(s) and the launch were invariably compared to those made by Apple.

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Vivo Nex S hidden camera exposed in “clear phone” mod

Vivo Nex S hidden camera exposed in “clear phone” mod

Today the backside see-through edition of the Vivo Nex S shows what's going on inside one of the strangest phones ever made. The Vivo Nex S is a smartphone with no immediately apparent frontside camera. Instead of an exposed camera, this device has a camera that pops up when it's activated by the camera app or a 3rd-party app.

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Google should stop Samsung from ruining Android Go

Google should stop Samsung from ruining Android Go

Motorola just announced the Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition, its first Android Go phone following in the footsteps of the Moto X4 Android One Edition. It is also one of the first Android Go phones to come from a major manufacturer (depending on how you rank HMD Global/Nokia and Alcatel). Its unexpected appearance could trigger questions of the state of Google’s Android Go thrust and what could be its most controversial member: Samsung’s still unreleased Galaxy J variant. Samsung’s first Android Go is already expected to be like no other Android Go phone you’ve seen so far and Google might want to rethink its strategy before the cat gets out of the bag.

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Microsoft-branded line of Android phones doesn’t make sense

Microsoft-branded line of Android phones doesn’t make sense

It’s amusing to see Microsoft receiving a bit more coverage for what it doesn’t do than what it does. Especially when it comes to its mobile strategy. From the now defunct Windows Mobile to the mythical Surface Phone to the reportedly postponed Andromeda, we’ve mostly heard it all. So when rumors start about a Microsoft-branded line of phones in development, we can’t but help raise an eyebrow. Because while it’s definitely something that’s within the realm of possibility, it makes no sense no matter which way you look at it.

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Galaxy Note 9 leak: who needs notches, elevating cameras

Galaxy Note 9 leak: who needs notches, elevating cameras

Smartphone designs these days can be grouped into three buckets. There’s the futuristic like the Vivo NEX and OPPO Find X, the notched like the iPhone X, and “everyone else”. Of course, somewhere in between the last two are smartphones that adopt a less flamboyant appearance but still have minimal bezels. These include and, admittedly, are mostly made up of Samsung’s smartphones, who, as these new Galaxy Note 9 images show, refuse to jump on the notch bandwagon.

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Vivo NEX S durability test: its weakness will surprise you

Vivo NEX S durability test: its weakness will surprise you

The Vivo NEX is definitely one of the most interesting phones to come this year, but its elevating camera does raise a few questions. What does that novelty cost in terms of durability? But while we hold off on the final answer for our in-depth review, the king, or at the least the most famous YouTuber, of durability tests takes the Vivo NEX S for a light spin. And it might be cliché by now but the answer will surprise you.

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Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release

Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release

It's not easy tracking where and when each Android smartphone is released - but it's interesting watching which phone goes where. The Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo (Go edition) - as it's called - was released earlier this year in some locations - now it's coming to more.

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5TIP: 5 odd things your phone can do on Friday the 13th!

5TIP: 5 odd things your phone can do on Friday the 13th!

Welcome back to the 5TIP series on SlashGear, a set of features and/or activities and/or apps to try on any given day of the week. Today's edition has to do with Friday the 13th Specifically - since that's what day it is when this article is set to be published - but everything we're doing here can be done whenever you truly do so wish. Especially if you're a lover of things that go bump in the night.

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