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Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ hands-on: phablets go sleek

The awaited day has finally arrived. Samsung has pulled the veils off the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. Suffice it to say, it's everything that we expected and heard it to be, but this time in the flesh. Of course, they look so much better than any render or prototype could ever resemble. And they aren't all show either, sporting the best of the best in hardware, sans a few controversial features. We go hands-on for an appetizer of Samsung's new sleek phablet twins.

OnePlus 2: Hands-on with a new flagship killer

The disadvantage to setting the bar high is that you yourself might have trouble outdoing your own masterpiece. That definitely was the challenge facing OnePlus as it made plans to put out the OnePlus 2, which it self-dubs as the 2016 flagship killer. Now that the cat is fully out of the bag, we take a cursory peek at what the OnePlus 2 really has to offer. Does it succeed in never settling for anything less? Like many of life's serious questions, the answer isn't as clear cut.

Android Pay hands-on: buying soda with a phone

Put your phone near a vending machine screen and out comes a can of Coke. If that sounds like a scene from a sci-fi show, then we can pretty much say that the future is here. That is exactly the image that Google wants to paint in our minds in demoing two use cases of its newly announced Android Pay mobile payment system. In one instance, we tried the feature earlier described, buying a soda can from an NFC-enabled vending machine. In another, we buy an Android, a collectible, from an Android, a phone, using Android Pay. Inception!

LG G4 Hands-on: leather, cameras, quantum physics

Sometimes, a product can be filled with so much features that it might be hard to explain what makes it good without making it sound too good to be true. Luckily for us, LG seems to have obsessed over just a handful of features in its G4 flagship to make our job just a bit easier. If there's anything to take away from this smartphone in the sea of all the bullet points is the LG G4's luxurious rear and its mission to replace your budget digital camera.

ZTE SPRO 2 Smart Projector: hands-on at IFA 2015

Remember the ZTE SPRO 2 projector that made its way into AT&T's catalog last week? Chances are, you probably didn't get too hyped up about a portable projector. But these things seem to be growing in number and popularity these days that you can no longer ignore their presence. At the IFA 2015 press conference last week, ZTE took the chance to show off the Android-powered smart projector, and we took a hands-on spin just to see for ourselves what the device is all about.

Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge Review

The first question you should be asking yourself - after you've decided on a Samsung Galaxy S6 - is whether or not you want to go with the Edge. Your choice will influence the rest of your life in the smartphone environment. While the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have a LOT of the same elements, they present ever-so-slightly different aims for Samsung in the smartphone universe. Samsung presents you with two options and a question: do you want the best of today, or a glimpse of tomorrow?

Square Enix’s Masters of the Masks: different yet typical

Square Enix snuck in a mobile game while we were still busy obsessing over various incarnations of Final Fantasy, both on the big machines and hopefully on mobile as well. But its surprise game, Masters of the Masks, couldn't be farther from whatever preconceived notion you might have of a Square Enix mobile game, incorporating some things that the game developer has never done on mobile before. And yet, at the same time, it is because of those very same things that make MotM actually closer to a typical mobile game than anything Square Enix has done before.

League of Angels – Fire Raiders hands-on

Android is not bereft of games spanning almost all genres thinkable, and some unthinkable ones. Perhaps, there might even be too much for comfort. Some of them have their origins right here on the mobile platform but others hearken back from the days when Facebook was the name of the game, quite literally. League of Angels - Fire Raiders is one of those one hit wonders on the social network that is now trying its hand at a smartphone version. But does it have the right ingredients to bring that success to mobile as well? Read on to find out.

Marvel Mighty Heroes hands-on: a game with too many twists

Given the recent rash of popularity of Marvel's myriad franchises, you can't blame one of the biggest names in the comics industry from trying to squeeze every last dollar from those. We've already seen a lot of Marvel games on Google Play Store, some made by Marvel and some in partnership with game studios. For Mighty Heroes, Marvel decided to go with one of the biggest names in mobile gaming, DeNA. The result? A game that follows the tropes of conventional mobile games but with just enough twists to keep it interesting, at least for a while.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge cometh April 10: here are our impessions

Samsung has finally announced the nitty gritty details, or at least some of it, when its prime smartphones launch in the US. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge will arrive in the US via multiple carriers, both postpaid and prepaid, and many, many retailers. This all starts on March 27, when you can put down a pre-order for either, or maybe even both, of the two. The smartphones actually won't be available until 10th April, so while waiting, why not join us as we give 2015's stars a spin.
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