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  • Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana available now: Here's how to get it
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    Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana available now: Here's how to get it

    By 14 April 2014

    Microsoft has released the developers build of Windows Phone 8.1 months before it is expected to be rolled out publicly. It is strictly only available to the development community, but if you just cannot wait until the official final release hits your...

  • LG G3 will better HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 by sporting Quad HD display
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    LG G3 will better HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 by sporting Quad HD display

    By 14 April 2014

    We have recently seen the launches of the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 Android phones, while the release date of the Sony Xperia Z2 is rapidly approaching. They are all flasghip smartphones with plenty to offer, but the LG is reported to have something...

  • BBC investigation reveals how easy it is to sell a stolen phone
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    BBC investigation reveals how easy it is to sell a stolen phone

    By 14 April 2014

    A BBC investigation has found that many mobile shops in London are willing to purchase phones that they know are stolen, even giving tips on how to remain uncaught. Posing as thieves, an undercover BBC London researcher visited shops across east London....

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom to be unveiled on 29 April in Singapore, Samsung Galaxy K name confirmed
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom to be unveiled on 29 April in Singapore, Samsung Galaxy K name confirmed

    By 14 April 2014

    Samsung is to release the second Galaxy Zoom camera come smartphone on 29 April in Singapore. An invite posted on Samsung Mobile's Twitter account and clearly shows a massive K with a camera lens inside. "Kapture the moment," it also states, giving a...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April

    By 12 April 2014

    Phone season is upon us. As is the Samsung Galaxy S5 which you can go and buy in the shops right now. But is it worth it, and can it better the HTC One (M8) which also landed around the globe this very week? We've got the full review on the site for your...

  • Amazon to debut 3D hologram phone with four embedded cameras in June
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    Amazon to debut 3D hologram phone with four embedded cameras in June

    By 11 April 2014

    Amazon plans to release its first smartphone in the second half of 2014. And it'll pack a 3D-capable display, it's claimed. The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people briefed on Amazon's plans, that Amazon plans to attack Apple and Samsung...

  • First AMOLED smartphone screen with 513ppi is spied
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    First AMOLED smartphone screen with 513ppi is spied

    By 11 April 2014

    Future Samsung smartphones could feature a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED 2,560 x 1,400-resolution display with 513 pixels per inch, thanks to Taiwan-based AU Optronics and its latest HD panel technology. Samsung revealed earlier this year that it was developing...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

    By 11 April 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available, but if you want an SGS5 with added bling then the Copper Gold edition might have caught your eye. Frankly, it'd be hard for anyone to ignore, whether you're a fan of the different colour finish or not. But before...

  • Win big prizes with Pocket-lint including an iPhone 5S or Xbox One
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    Win big prizes with Pocket-lint including an iPhone 5S or Xbox One

    By 11 April 2014

    Want to be the envy of your friends? How about rocking the latest games console or tablet? Good because here at Pocket-lint we've got a stack of great prizes to give away. How about an iPhone 5S or maybe the Nexus 5? Yep, all you have to do is sign up...

  • The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated)
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    The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated)

    By 11 April 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available in the UK, we've reviewed it, and we have to say it is rather good. The new handset offers a 5.1-inch Full HD display, it boasts a fast 16-megapixel camera, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner, alongside...

  • Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone
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    Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone

    By 11 April 2014

    Samsung latest flagship - the Galaxy S5 - packs in some great features including a 16-megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor and a 5.2-inch display. With the device set to hit shops on 11 April, we have rounded up some of the best cases available from...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4: What's the difference?
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4: What's the difference?

    By 11 April 2014

    Samsung has released its new flagship Android smartphone and once again, it looks to have set the bar high. Although it looks similar to previous generations, there are a number of key new features that strike it apart from its stablemates and the competition,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?

    By 11 April 2014

    Samsung has released its Galaxy S5 smartphone, possibly to capitalise on the brief gap in availability between it and bitter rival Apple's own flagship phone, the iPhone 5S. There's definitely an advantage to hindsight though, with the Galaxy S5 feature...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate monitor vs iPhone 5S heart rate monitor: What's the difference?
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate monitor vs iPhone 5S heart rate monitor: What's the difference?

    By 11 April 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is unique in that it features a heart rate monitor built into the device itself. It is operated by simply placing your finger over a special part of the phone and waiting a few seconds. But how does it work, and how...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5: 10 things you probably didn't know
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    Samsung Galaxy S5: 10 things you probably didn't know

    By 11 April 2014

    Now that it's available, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will probably be the biggest selling Android handset of 2014, regardless of the fierce competition it faces.  The fifth-generation Galaxy S has been poked, prodded and scrutinised - including a full review...

  • How does the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner work?
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    How does the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner work?

    By 11 April 2014

    The next-generation Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone is now available and it includes a range of new features including a fingerprint scanner and improved camera. We've reviewed the device elsewhere on Pocket-lint, but here we are looking at the fingerprint...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?

    By 11 April 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available. And with the Sony Xperia Z2 expected to also be released in a couple of weeks you might be wondering whether to hold on or go for the Sammy device right now. After all, both are flagship devices, they are both looking...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 review

    By 11 April 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is likely to be one of the best selling devices of 2014. It is the successor to the incredibly successful Galaxy S4 that, despite the attempts of HTC, Sony Mobile and LG, sold by the truckload. But the launch of the SGS5 was overshadowed...

  • HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference?
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    HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference?

    By 10 April 2014

    HTC announced the HTC One (M8) in March, making it the third major player in the Android space to launch a much-anticipated flagship in recent months. It goes head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S5, announced in February. We've reviewed the HTC One (M8)....

  • HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7): What's the difference?
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    HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7): What's the difference?

    By 10 April 2014

    HTC has now released the much rumoured and anticipated HTC One (M8) in the US as well as the UK - where it has been available for the last couple of weeks. It boasts a similar design to the original HTC One, now being known as the HTC One (M7), but...

  • HTC One (M8) vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference?
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    HTC One (M8) vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference?

    By 10 April 2014

    HTC has released its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8) in the US, so customers Stateside can now see what has got Brits excited for the last couple of weeks. The new device brings with it some exciting specs and features, sticking with a...

  • HTC One M8 review
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    HTC One M8 review

    By 10 April 2014

    The HTC One (M8) has been officially announced, having been more comprehensively leaked than any previous smartphone device in recent years. There's plenty of interest and anticipation too. With Samsung and Sony launching flagship devices at Mobile World...

  • HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?
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    HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?

    By 10 April 2014

    HTC has finally released the much-anticipated HTC One (M8) in the US, adding another device to the flagship race. In the last couple of months we have seen both Samsung and Sony launch their new smartphones, neither of which are available yet but the...

  • HTC One (M8) vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?
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    HTC One (M8) vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?

    By 10 April 2014

    HTC has now released its HTC One (M8) smartphone in the US as well as the UK, so that means it is time to break out the old comparison chart and start picking out the difference between HTC's latest and greatest device compared to Apple's iPhone 5S....

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch with free Deezer and Endomondo subscriptions in UK
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch with free Deezer and Endomondo subscriptions in UK

    By 10 April 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is launching with a number of "gifts" for owners of the new flagship handset, which goes on sale on 11 April 2014. Owners in the UK will be getting free access to Deezer and Endomondo as part of the deal. The Samsung deal means that...