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iPhone X just broke the 3D floodgates

iPhone X just broke the 3D floodgates

The next age in smartphone sensory abilities began with the iPhone X - but the biggest waves might not come from Apple. While Apple's first moves with 3D sensing technology were to unlock the iPhone and make hyper-creepy Animoji, Android's coming up real soon. Reports from China and South Korea indicate more than one hardware manufacturer is traveling full speed ahead toward creating 3D-sensing modules for a wide variety of smartphones now.

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Pixel 2 advanced camera features: don’t hold your breath

Pixel 2 advanced camera features: don’t hold your breath

The Google Pixel 2 is currently rated as the top camera phone on DxOMark's list. And while user testimonies have mostly confirmed that, it is far from perfect. There are only so many things that can be done by software and, even then, Google has put its foot down on some less popular choices. If you're hoping Google will change its tune soon, at least when it comes to 4K 60 fps recording and advanced controls, better face the bitter reality: not gonna happen.

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OnePlus 5T’s “T” could stand for “tough”

OnePlus 5T’s “T” could stand for “tough”

There are a couple of design trends going on in the smartphone market these days. One is the 18:9 screen aspect ration, the other is the switch back to glass backs. Ever the contrarian, upstart OnePlus is saying no, at least to one of those. With the OnePlus 5T, it has jumped on the 18:9 bandwagon, while still retaining the Full HD, FHD+ actually, resolution. It isn’t, however, joining the glass sandwich party just yet, which is probably for the best, as JerryRigEverything finds out.

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Huawei P8 Lite gets unofficial, barely working Android Oreo port

Huawei P8 Lite gets unofficial, barely working Android Oreo port

Huawei might have become one of the world’s top 3 smartphone manufacturers, but there are some things that still haven’t improved over the years. Things like tightly, locked phones, the heavily customized EMUI skin, and the not so global rollout of updates. The latter means that only the latest and greatest, and even then not all, get to enjoy the latest Android releases. That’s the plight owners of the Huawei P8 Lite find themselves in with regards to Android 8.0 Oreo. Fortunately, hope springs eternal. Or rather, trickles, with the new OpenKirin GZOSP Android 8.0 port for the device.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 unofficially pops up again with 18:9 screen

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 unofficially pops up again with 18:9 screen

You can definitely tell that 18:9 is the new black when even mid-range smartphones are starting to sport them. The latest to join that group is Xiaomi, whose Redmi Note 5 has yet to be even announced. But like many smartphones these days, almost everything about the phone has been leaked, one way or another. The latest comes from e-tailer Oppomart, who doesn’t exactly have a track record of accuracy in pre-release information. But, together with what we’ve seen so far, it is pretty much what you can expect.

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OnePlus 5 will soon be discontinued

OnePlus 5 will soon be discontinued

OnePlus has done it again. It has brought out a flagship device at half the flagship price. And it has also ruffled the feathers or some of its own loyal fans. Although the gap between the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T is now just a wee bit longer than the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, so is the gap between features. And with the news of OnePlus unsurprisingly phasing out the OnePlus 5, buyers of the early 2017 flagship are naturally left wondering whether they have just waited a few more months after all.

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Galaxy X leaked by none other than Samsung itself

Galaxy X leaked by none other than Samsung itself

While some companies will stop at nothing to prevent their flagship devices from leaking out ahead of time, Samsung takes a more laid back approach to leaks. For all of its major devices over the past few years, it seems that Samsung has had its hand in at least a few leaks, and with the rumored Galaxy X, things are no different.

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Why won’t Apple enable Portrait Lighting for older iPhone photos?

Why won’t Apple enable Portrait Lighting for older iPhone photos?

Portrait mode photos taken on the iPhone 7 Plus could be edited with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, if only Apple felt inclined to enable the hidden feature. The new Portrait Lighting effects - which replicate the impact of different types of creative lighting on an image - were launched as a feature of the new 2017 iPhones, but left images taken with older models out in the cold.

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Should I trust the OnePlus 5T?

Should I trust the OnePlus 5T?

As the OnePlus 5T is released worldwide, we've discussed the lifecycle of each OnePlus device - and the software updates therein. Upon setting out the entirety of OnePlus' short company history, it's clear that this is no ordinary brand. Updates come quicker in some areas, and not at all in others - this is no Apple, that's for sure.

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Galaxy S9 may equip iPhone X innards

Galaxy S9 may equip iPhone X innards

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 both have facial recognition abilities, but not to the degree the Galaxy S9 might. A new report suggests that Samsung is currently in the process of sourcing their own 3D-sensor, not entirely unlike what Apple has in the iPhone X. But what would Samsung do to differentiate themselves further from their competitors - surely not continue to rely on curved edge displays alone?

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One of Pixel 2’s most annoying problems is getting fixed

One of Pixel 2’s most annoying problems is getting fixed

Ever since the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched, there have been numerous reports of problems plaguing the handsets. Some of these issues are more severe than others, but one problem was particularly annoying. Shortly after launch, Pixel 2 users reported hearing a high-pitched sound or clicking noise when they placed the phone to their ear and the display was on.

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving event is tiny, but more is coming

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving event is tiny, but more is coming

This Thanksgiving in Pokemon GO, Niantic's announced that users will have the opportunity to earn rewards. Last year's Thankgiving event, bonuses where given to all those players walking and catching Pokemon during the holiday where exercise is needed the most. This year Niantic decided that users need to exercise an extreme amount just to - possibly - maybe - EARN those rewards, the hard way.

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