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Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL Comes to MetroPCS and T-Mobile
By Ang Torres on Thursday October 29, 2015

If you want a budget device you are really spoilt for choice these days, with numerous handsets marrying solid specs with good designs and affordable price tags. Alcatel has been in the budget market longer than most and the company's OneTouch Fierce XL is making a debut in the United States.

Galaxy A5 Sequel Passes Bluetooth 4.1 Certification
By Ang Torres on Thursday October 29, 2015

We recently reported that the sequels to the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A7 had passed through benchmark software, showing their specs along the way. Follow ups for the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A8 were absent, but it seems that at least the former does exist as the new Galaxy A5 has received its Bluetooth certification.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unlocked on Amazon in the United States
By Josh Dasey on Thursday October 29, 2015

We love Sony's new flagship range because there is something for everyone. Want bleeding edge specs and innovation, opt for the Xperia Premium, for a rounded flagship experience the Xperia Z5 is a good option, while if you want arguably the most potent small screened smartphone on the market then the Xperia Z5 Compact is a good bet. Speaking of the Z5 Compact, it is making its debut in the United States, heading to online retail giant Amazon.

Breaking Down Samsung's Q3 Results
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 29, 2015

Samsung is continuing its expansion back to growth with another solid quarterly period. The company announced its third quarter results in which Samsung Electronics increased both revenue and profit year on year. Throughout 2015 the Korean giant has been trying to get back to growth after a poor 2014 dogged by a loss of market share and a decline in sales.

DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2 Available from Verizon Today
By Micah Bartos on Thursday October 29, 2015

Verizon has revealed that its two Motorola exclusive, the DROID MAXX 2 and the DROID Turbo 2, are available to purchase from today. Of course, Big Red only has exclusivity on those handsets inside the United States, around the world the MAXX 2 is known as the Moto X Play, while the Turbo 2 was announced as the Moto X Force in other regions of the world.

Motorola Launching DROID Turbo 2 as Moto X Force Globally
By Pablo Jimenez on Thursday October 29, 2015

Motorola and Verizon announced the DROID Turbo 2 yesterday, a decked out flagship with rugged build and a ShatterSheild screen. As always, Motorola will also launch the handset in other regions, without the DROID name and with Verizon on board. That international variant has been announced today as the Moto X Force, which becomes the company's most spec'd out smartphone (the Moto X Pure Edition is the flagship still).

OnePlus X Launches is Design in Mind
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 29, 2015

OnePlus has been promising a second smartphone of 2015 since the start of the year. After the company launched the OnePlus Two in September it turned its attention to what was revealed officially today as the OnePlus X. You may remember that OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said that the device would be design oriented, so does the OnePlus X meet that criteria?

HTC Baffles with Launch of One M9e
By Pablo Jimenez on Wednesday October 28, 2015

What is HTC doing? The company has just launched another high end smartphone a week after the One A9, and this not a fresh handset either, it is another One M9 variant for the Chinese market. We have truly lost count of how many M9 handsets there are, so much so that we are sure the E9 already exists. Quick research says it hasn't, but it really highlights how diluted HTC's flagship output had become, a sad time for the company.

Huawei Nexus 6P Facing Shipment Issues Because of High Demand
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Huawei does not typically release flagship smartphones in the United States, but when the Chinese brand collaborated on Google on the Nexus 6P it gave U.S. consumers a rare chance to get a Huawei made device. And it seems those customers are digging what Huawei and Google cooked up together as Nexus 6P shipments have apparently been delayed in the U.S. due to high demand.

Elephone Vowney is a Bona Fide Flagship for $280
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Elephone anyone? We thought not. This lesser known Chinese manufacturer has just announced the oddly named Vowney. Like other Chinese brands, Elephone eschews complete originality but does shine the spotlgith on blazing specs, and the Vowney is no different.