LG G5 Hands-On

LG puts the fun back in function with the announcement of its latest flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress, the LG G5. It has everything a 2016 flagship is expected to have: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, Quick Charge 3.0 that promises 83% of battery after 30 minutes of charging, a fingerprint scanner, quad HD display, USB Type C, Android Marshmallow, and great cameras.

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Sony Xperia X Hands-On

In a surprise announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony said goodbye to its top of the line Xperia Z smartphone, unveiling in its place a trio of new smartphones collectively referred to as Xperia X.

Specs-wise the new Xperia X line isn’t going to be the most high end smartphone release of 2016 but Sony’s left just enough for the phones to be desirable.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a much cheaper alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S7

Xiaomi, the leading smartphone brand in China and fifth-largest in the world, today unveiled its latest flagship device, the Mi 5. And as fans have come to expect from the Mi line, this year’s iteration stays true to the charm of its predecessors, pushing the limits of performance in a mobile form factor without asking for a lot in return. This year also marks the debut of the Pro version of the top-shelf Mi series.

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ZTE’s Blade V7, V7 Lite phones are easy on the eyes and wallet

Contrary to previous years, a good number of popular Chinese phone makers flocked to Barcelona to unveil their vision of the future at Mobile World Congress 2016. Among those companies expanding their reach beyond the Far East is ZTE, whose budget Blade smartphone series sold more than 30 million units in 2015. ZTE’s Blade refresh sticks to the same successful formula, and is headed to select markets later this year.

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Zuckerberg steals Samsung show, unveils big vision for virtual reality

Nothing can prepare you for the day you come face-to-face with an icon.

It hasn’t really sunk in yet, and I’m not sure if as a tech journalist I’m even supposed to feel this way. But it happened, last night at the tail end of Samsung’s hour-long Unpacked event, I came almost face-to-face with Mark Zuckerberg, and I was awestruck.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Hands On – Better than eyes can see

Two months of collective restraint from the world’s most powerful smartphone companies have led up to this day in Barcelona. If this were Hollywood, today would be the Oscars, maybe even more exciting. Today, tightly guarded secrets finally see the light of day, leaks that couldn’t wait to be revealed are confirmed, and expectations that have kept the tech industry at a standstill are either quenched or met with utter disappointment.

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LG G5 gets touch case before phone’s launch

The phone hasn’t been unveiled yet, but LG is already announcing a case for its upcoming flagship the G5.

Via a news release sent out to journalists today, the Korean smartphone manufacturer detailed how a new Quick Cover case will work, and in the process inadvertently revealed the shape of its much anticipated Android smartphone.

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Samsung, LG go head-to-head at MWC 2016

There’s no beating around the bush. Fierce Korean rivals Samsung and LG are gearing up for a head-to-head match at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona later this month.

Both companies have already sent out invites to the launch events of their respective flagship smartphones, both happening on February 21st. LG has announced LG G5 Day at 2 pm, while Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at 7 pm.

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