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HTC 10: Specs sublime, powered amp, BoomSound speakers better than ever

HTC triumphs with aluminum unibody design, revolutionary speakers, ear-blowing headset audio, dual OIS-enabled cameras, long battery life, and more.

iFixit teardown: LG G5 modular design earns it a high smartphone repairability score

It looks like a removable battery and microSD cards aren't the only things easy to take apart on the LG G5. This new Android smartphone earned a very high 8/10 repairability rating.

Quality calls still matter: T-Mobile introduces Enhanced Voice Services

T-Mobile continues to innovate in the wireless space, this time focusing on improving call quality and reliability.

Starbucks finally launching an app for Windows phones, banks are coming back too

Starbucks has been one of those apps missing from Windows phones that always bothered me. We hear that Starbucks is coming soon to mobile while banks make a return through the universal Windows 10 platform.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs S7 Edge: Should you jump off the Note upgrade train?

Samsung's S7 Edge is a refinement over the S6 Edge and offers many compelling features for all Android fans. If you don't use your S Pen, then you should seriously consider the S7 Edge.

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 Edge review: Samsung sets the bar for all smartphones

Samsung S6 Edge was an engineering marvel, but had a few issues that left some of us disappointed. The Galaxy S7 Edge fixes those issues and is the best smartphone currently available.

HTC 10 smartphone to be announced on 12 April

HTC continues to promote the #powerof10 in its latest invite image as we now have a date to look forward to for its latest Android smartphone.

7 small-screen smartphones: Can 4-inch iPhone SE trump rivals?

Meet the next iPhone's top rivals: In a market ruled by huge handsets, we found the seven best smartphones sporting screen sizes no bigger than 5.2-inches.

T-Mobile announces LG G5 launch offer: free LG 360 Camera and battery bundle with preorder

The LG G5 is all set to launch in early April and T-Mobile is offering a couple attractive accessories for early buyers.

Nextbit Robin first impressions: Cool Electric color, pure Android UI, unique storage scheme

My new Electic color Nextbit Robin I backed on Kickstarter arrived yesterday and so far I'm enjoying the experience. Enjoy product photos of this unique color scheme as I continue testing out this new Android smartphone.

Nextbit cancels plan to create Sprint and Verizon-compatible CDMA Robin smartphone

Nextbit held a successful Kickstarter campaign that has resulted in shipping all GSM models to backers. Unfortunately, the costs to create a CDMA variant are too high to justify.

Play ball: T-Mobile announces Major League Baseball customer bonuses

The Major League Baseball season flies into action in a couple of weeks and T-Mobile customers will have the ability to watch over 7,000 hours of live action.

Microsoft March madness update: Switching phones and making returns

It's been almost two weeks since I started the month with Microsoft evaluation, but I'm making a couple of changes while continuing on with Microsoft for mobile.

Android N on a Google Nexus 6P: screenshots and initial impressions

Google surprised everyone yesterday with the release of an early developer preview of Android N. Developers and others willing to take some risks can download and test out Android N on a compatible device.

Six months with Project Fi: No invite needed, Nexus 5X starting at $199

Google rolled out its Project Fi invite-only service in the US about 10 months ago. Today it opened the doors to all while also offering a sweet deal on a Nexus 5X.

First impressions of the LG G5: Light metal body, unique modular design, wide-angle capture

As part of a special T-Mobile LG G5 preview program, Matthew Miller was sent a pre-production LG G5 to try. It's a compelling phone in its own right, but one wonders what the plans are for future modules.

Android Marshmallow update for LG G4 focuses on security, sharing, and power optimization: in pictures

LG's G4 is almost a year old, but gets a new lease on life with the Android Marshmallow update rolling out to existing devices.

Spyder PowerShadow battery case for Apple iPhone 6s Plus: 3500 mAh capacity, plus protection

There is a need to use your phone for longer than a day and one common solution is an extended battery case. The new Spyder PowerShadow is my favorite option for the iPhone 6s Plus.

BlackBerry Priv finally makes its way to Verizon Wireless

The BlackBerry Priv launched in November, but software updates over the last few months have made it a much better device. The timing for a Verizon launch is perfect and important for the success of the Priv.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact hands-on: The most powerful modern smartphone under 4.7 inches

There are very few current phones smaller than the iPhone 6s, but Sony continues to release its Compact model that compromises little in way of specifications while offering a small, pocketable device.

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