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Honor 5X Impressions Follow-up: Emotion UI Features and Fallouts

A couple of days ago, we gave you our first impressions of the Honor 5X. Today I want to do a follow up on the touchiest subject I found, the software, as well as expand on a few common questions I've been asked about it. ICYMI, we have three of these phones we're giving away:...

Not Dead: Android-based Smart Glass Round-Up — What’s New at CES 2016

While smart glasses aren't really the coolest kid on the block anymore, they've come a long way since their humble beginnings. Prices are dropping, the app ecosystem is evolving, and with more companies investing heavily into VR (Virtual Reality, think the Oculus Rift/Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive), AR (Augmented Reality) seems poised to make a comeback...

Honor 5X First Impressions: $199 Feels Pretty Good Here

Huawei’s incursion into the U.S. comes at the hand of the Honor 5X, an affordable device that attempts to look mightier than it costs. And it only takes a quick look at the device to realise it succeeds. Technology Spec Display 5.5" IPS LCD @ 1080p, 401 ppi Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, octa-core, 64-bit Battery 3,000 mAh Software Android 5.1.1 Lollipop + EMUI 3.1 RAM 2GB RAM Storage 16GB ROM,...

Samsung Explains New Exynos 8 Octa Chipset

With CES 2016 wrapped up, the collective eye of the Android enthusiast has turned over to Samsung, eagerly awaiting more tidbits about the next powerhouse the company has to offer. After undoubtedly remarkable but arguably supreme flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the bar for the Samsung Galaxy S7...

820 Critics, the LeTV Max Pro is not the Phone You’re Looking For

The LeTV Max Pro. You've probably heard of it by now, yet not because the brand itself brings any excitement, but because of its chipset. At Qualcomm's CES press conference this year, the company officially unveiled the first smartphone containing its highly anticipated Snapdragon 820 SoC. That's right, the Chinese company LeTV's new "superphone" claimed the...

Brace Yourselves, More Affordable Flagships are Coming

An increasingly competitive cellular market has brought an interesting shift in strategy for OEMs. With the entrance of companies such as Huawei into North America, we’re seeing an increase in the mid-grade and budget device spaces. In North America, the first really decent budget phone was the Moto G. The Moto G created waves with consumers...

TipTalk Smart Watchband at CES 2016 – XDA TV

CES 2016 is over, the announcements have been made and the consumer electronics party in Las Vegas is official over. XDA TV Host TK has gone through all his footage and presents his final interesting finding at the show. This inspector gadget-like device from Innomdle Lab called the TipTalk is a smart watchband. This watchband...

The Best Of Your Mobile Photos!

Featured image by: Rehan Hooda The other day we asked you to share the best photo you had taken with your phone hundreds of you entered and we loved them! Here are the best from XDA and Twitter. Macro, OnePlus One, LG G4, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, #XDASnaps      Saini_09 captured this impressive shot on his OnePlus One in Bhutan! Also on a OnePlus One was RAJEEV PAPPACHAN,...

Meet the Klikr, a Bluetooth-Enabled Box that Turns your Phone into a TV Remote

Infrared blasters are devices that enable you to emulate consumer remote controls for home theater use. The inclusion of such a device is not widely advertised, but it can be a useful feature to have when you would rather sit on your bum and control your TV via smartphone rather than getting up to find the...

From the Community to AOSP: Root-Only Features that Made the Cut

Android is by far one of the most widely loved mobile operating systems, owing its disruptive growth not only to the Open Handset Alliance, but also to the host of useful features that the system packs, features that are actually productive rather than just bells and whistles. However, it was not always so, and in the early...

Huawei Booth Tour & Hands On at CES 2016 – XDA TV

Huawei rolled out a couple of new Android Wear watches, specifically aimed at women. They also announced the availability of the gold Nexus 6P here in the US, a new 10 inch tablet, the MediaPad M2, and global availability of their Mate 8 flagship device. Also, while at CES 2016 TK got his hands on his...

i-Blades Modular Smartcase (1TB of Storage?) at CES 2016 – XDA TV

The big announcements at CES 2016 have all but happened. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some exciting technologies to check out! On the CES Showfloor XDA TV Host TK found a modular mobile platform. This technology allows you to add “blades” to your phone that can increase storage, memory, battery life and functionality....