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iPhone Upgrade Program gives you an iPhone for $32 Per Month
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 17, 2015

With carriers starting to decrease subsidized contracts it is easy to see how Apple could be one of the companies most affected by the change. With consumers having to pay full prices for smartphones, they are more likely to look for affordable device or those that offer bang for your buck. Apple's expensive iPhones may be out of the reach of many people, but Cupertino has a plan to solve that potential problem.

Amazon Prepping 10-inch Tablet
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 16, 2015

Retail giant Amazon is apparently going to update its tablet lineup with a 10-inch model, which will be the company's largest slate so far.

64GB iPhone 6s Costs $234 to make, Retails for $750
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 16, 2015

If you ever wondered why Apple makes vastly more money than any other smartphone company then you should read this. Investment banking enterprise Merrill Lynch has revealed how much it costs to make the new iPhone 6s, and once again it shows that Apple is hitting a home run in terms of its margins.

LG Nexus 5X Leaks with Tennis Court Mint Color
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 16, 2015

It is well known by this point that LG is building a renewed version of its Nexus 5 that will be launched in the fourth quarter and will be running Google's new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The handset's specs have already leaked numerous times and it has passed through benchmark software, but now we are seeing what seems to be an accurate 2015 Nexus 5 in the wild.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 coming with Quick Charge 3.0
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 15, 2015

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 flagship processor is not quite with us yet, but the company confirmed it sometime ago and it promises to be the best chipset the processor market leader has ever made. It will certainly be a contrast to the troubled Snapdragon 810 and Qualcomm is now showing off another new feature that will be rolled out with the 820, namely Quick Charge 3.0.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Saves Battery by using 1080p for Normal Use, 4K for Media
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 15, 2015

After treading water for several years, Sony decided to do some innovating and at IFA earlier this month the company launched the Xperia Z5 Premium. That handset was the first to arrive with a 4K screen that boasts a stunning 2160 x 3840 resolution and 800+ ppi. To put that in perspective, the nearest rival is the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a 577ppi pixel density.

Sony giving away $120 Headphones with Xperia Z5 Compact Pre-orders in Europe
By Luke Jones on Monday September 14, 2015

Sony often tries to sweeten the deal of its flagships in Europe. Indeed, if you shop around you could find the Xperia Z3 when it launched vastly below its flagship list price, and we expect the situation to be the same again with the Xperia Z5 (not the Premium though). The Xperia Z5 Compact will also be sold with an incentive in the Old Continent, namely a free pair of MDR-10RC headphones.

Huawei Nexus 6 Passes GeekBench with Snapdragon 810 and 3GB of RAM
By Luke Jones on Monday September 14, 2015

Despite no official reveal of a handset, we know that Chinese heavyweight Huawei is building the new Nexus flagship smartphone for Google. We also know it is likely to be a juggernaut of leading specs and performance, and that was confirmed as the handset passed through the GeekBench benchmark software.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Passes GeekBench with Snapdragon 620 on Board
By Luke Jones on Friday September 11, 2015

A mid-range Samsung smartphone has made its way through the GeekBench benchmark software and posted a very solid result while running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 processor. The "Samsung msm8976fhdlte-eur-open" device is possibly the company's Galaxy A9, the new addition to the ever expending and pretty spiffing Galaxy A series.

Samsung Galaxy S7: Early Rumors
By Luke Jones on Friday September 11, 2015

You know, most smartphone companies make no money and the only two that rake in profits on significant levels are Apple and Samsung. So, in the wake of Apple's iPhone 6s/6s Plus launch we are now turning our attention to the Galaxy S7, which is the next juggernaut smartphone on the horizon...