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Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium hands-on

As expected and even anticipated, Sony has revealed its mobile hand at IFA 2015. And like what the leaks and rumors have said, there are indeed three members of the Xperia Z5 family, the main Xperia Z5, the smaller Xperia Z5 Compact, and the larger Xperia Z5 Premium. Sadly, those same unofficial sources have mostly been right about the specs and features of these smartphones, which might disappoint those who have had high hopes for Sony's new smartphone line. We take a first glance at this trio through SlashGear's eyes.

2nd gen Moto 360, Moto 360 Sport hands-on

The leaks seems to have gotten Motorola's smartwatch play here at IFA 2015 spot on. Or at least most of it. And that will probably disappoint some while still wow'ing others. The 2nd gen Moto 360 does come in two sizes, at least for men, while there is a single size only designed for women. And yes, there is a Moto 360 Sport version as well. He get some hands-on time, or one and a half to be precise, with the smartwatches to check out what Motorola is offering this time around.

Lenovo bets big with PHAB Plus, PHAB phablets at IFA 2015

If you thought Lenovo was done with smartphones, then you might be partly right. Now it's gong for phablets next! Trying to convince the market that mobile users these days actually seldom use their smartphones to make or take calls, Lenovo's goal is to sell devices design for consuming content, particularly videos, images, and pages. For those purproses, the new Lenovo PHAB Plus and its larger but weaker cousin the Lenovo PHAB are almost perfect contenders, offering big sizes but at the same time big savings.

Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro puts entertainment front and center at IFA 2015

Tablets, with their big screens and big batteries, are the ultimate portable entertainment devices. That's the spiel that Lenovo is trying to make, first with its new PHAB phablets and now to an even larger degree, its YOGA Tab tablets, now in its 3rd generation. From the handy YOGA Tab 3 8" to affordable YOGA Tab 3 10" to the high performance YOGA Tab 3 Pro, Lenovo is offering heavy media consumers, especially TV and movie bingers, some new choices for their next Android slate purchase.

Lenovo VIBE S1, P1, P1m take the IFA 2015 floor

Lenovo may be, at least unofficially, planning to assimilate its Lenovo Mobile unit into Motorola in the future, but for now, it is still pushing through with its own VIBE brand. At IFA 2015, it has revealed not just one but three smartphones, And all of them with their own story to tell. From the classy VIBE P1 to the sporty VIBE P1m to the selfie-loving VIBE S1, Lenovo is trying to cover all the bases of the smartphone world, perhaps giving Lenovo Mobile its one last grand hurrah.

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Huawei Watch Hands-on: Going for the Gold

It's been more than half a year since Huawei first made the promise of a premium looking Android Wear smartwatch and some might have even lost interest, let alone hope, that it would see the light of day before something better comes along. Anxious fans and interested buyers can now breathe a sigh of relief as Huawei makes the Huawei Watch available in all its premium glory, in time for the latest Android Wear 1.3 launch and in time for IFA 2015. We go hands-on to see how for the timepiece has come along.

Sound Step Lightning 2 Bluetooth Speaker fills your life with music [DEALS]

If you're in the mood for some wireless listening experience but the basic Bluetooth speakers aren't just doing it for you, then Soundfreq might just have the right offer. The Sound Step Lightning 2 Bluetooth Speaker is no ordinary Bluetooth sound accessory. The hi-fi speaker features its own subwoofer you'd only find in more complex, heavier, and more expensive setups. All while keeping not only the size and weight but, thanks to the Android Community Deal special offer, even the price down.

Get productive on any device with AluPen Digital Styls [DEALS]

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might have you pining for a productivity device of your own, but an expensive phablet like Samsung's just isn't in the budget. Or perhaps you're too attached to your current gadget selection to make the switch. Then perhaps the AluPen Digital Stylus might offer a better alternative. For a considerably lower price, you can gain the joys and freedom of scribbling on any Android, or even an iOS, device, without having to swear fealty to some exclusive app or bind yourself to Bluetooth.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Aug. 30, 2015

Ready for IFA 2015? Not so fast! While we're just counting down days before some of the biggest reveals this half of the year, last week's events still bear noting. For one, Samsung seems to have found itself in quite a pickle with what Internet has now christened as the "Pengate" design flaw. But on a more positive note, we're already seeing the first volley of new device announcements, as manufacturers and companies get the formalities out the door, leaving the public free to gawk at and fondle their wares this coming days. Without further ado, Android Community's Weekly Digest for August 24 to 30, 2015.
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