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Galaxy S5 mini vs One mini 2 vs Xperia Z1 Compact

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been revealed, it's time we took stock of the market. Most of the major manufacturers now have a "mini flagship" for this half of year and now we have to ask ourselves, which one between the Galaxy S5 mini, the HTC One mini 2, and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact truly deserves the title of being small but adequately terrible.

Moto Maker now available in Germany

As promised before, Motorola somewhat quietly launched the Moto Maker site in Germany. This is the first time that the Moto X customization service has been made available outside of the US, potentially sending mixed signals about the future of the current flagship as well as the upcoming smartphone currently dubbed the Moto X+1.

Moto X burned and lives to tell the tale

We've different experiments and antics that try to test the resilience of mobile devices, but sometimes the true tests lie not in controlled settings but in real-world accidents. And as a certain Digital Dragon from Google+ discovered, the Moto X seems pretty capable of performing with grace under fire. Literally.

Possible first look at Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact

What we have here will be pure assumption at this point, but if it is true, this will be our first look at Sony’s upcoming flagship line – the Xperia Z3 and the Z3 compact. At least, that's what these leaked pics purport to be. If we assume the best, it does look like Sony will still be pushing with its OmniBalance design framework with the upcoming models.

ASUS PadFone 2 gets promised KitKat, ZenUI update

Right on the dot, ASUS is delivering Android 4.4 to its 2012 smartphone/tablet hybrid, the PadFone 2. But while many owners are undoubtedly grateful for the most recent Android version to a 2 year-old niche device, the update process for the PadFone 2 is a bit more involved and more destructive compared to other smartphones similarly updated to KitKat.

Moto X+1 specs leaked by Brazilian retailer

Many Motorola fans are probably waiting with baited breath for the company's next flagship, but some aren't exactly good at playing the patience game. Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos, for one, isn't waiting for Motorola's go signal and is leaking out details about the Moto X+1 in broad daylight for everyone to see.