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Best launchers for Android

We use our phones for everything. From managing the office to organizing family schedules, making phone calls to making lists, keeping up with our …

Samsung’s global smartphone domination showing signs of weakness

Samsung has been the king of smartphones for the past four years, but have they peaked? For the first time in four years, Samsung showed a dip in …

Mobile

Why Nokia decided to go with Windows Phone instead of Android

In a recent ask me anything session, CEO Stephen Elop recently revealed the reasoning behind Nokia going with Windows Phone instead of Android. Hint: …

20 common problems with the HTC One M8, and how to fix them

It’s no secret that we’re fans of the HTC One M8. It’s a gorgeous looking handset and offers unique features and qualities that make it stand out. …

Best Android Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8

The decision used to be clear. If you wanted Android, you got the latest Samsung Galaxy. Now, with HTC’s latest release winning critics’ hearts, …

HTC One M8: the camera review

Now Playing: Watch this: HTC One M8 camera review<p>5:25<p><b>Lusting after the exterior of a handset might not be the expected reaction when conducting a</b> …

Mobile Photography

Five reasons why the Galaxy S5 is worth an upgrade over the Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is out in the market, and while it’s not the revolutionary upgrade that many were hoping for, the combination of familiar design elements and new highlight functionalities is a formula that has worked for Samsung flagship devices for several years now.<p>In our review of the …

Phones

Which handset do you prefer: Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8?

Two of the hottest phones in the Android world have become widely available this week, the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. We covered both handsets in-depth over the last month or so, and we’ve heard very contrasting opinions about the two devices as well.<p>While both handsets have solid specs …

The 5 reasons One (M8) is better than the Galaxy S5, according to HTC

In a rare coincidence, HTC and Samsung are releasing their hero devices in the US almost at the same time. While HTC pulled off a quick release of the One M8, it was only available on Verizon initially, meaning that customers of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint had to wait until yesterday to join in the …

Samsung Galaxy S5

These Guys Are Trying to Improve Lebanese Sex Lives

According to Yalla founders Zadi Hobeika and Robert Tabet, the average Lebanese person isn't exactly comfortable when it comes to buying contraceptives. So, at a party in January of this year, the two came up with a remedy.<p><i>All photos by Omar Alkalouti; Zadi Hobeika (left) and Robert Tabet, founders</i> …

Galaxy S5 resists 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in the washing machine

The new Galaxy S5 has an IP67 rating. But what the heck does that even mean? We walk you through Ingress Protection (IP) ratings here, but if you need a more hands-on explanation, the video above, from the folks at <i>Tech Smartt</i>, should be a good starting point.<p>To be precise, the Galaxy S5 is …

Washing Machines

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

It’s flagship season here at <i>Android Authority</i>, and following our in-depth look at the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2, it’s now time to dive into Samsung’s latest high-end smartphone offering! As is the case with every Samsung launch, the Galaxy S5 is one of the most eagerly-anticipated …

Phones

HTC One (M8) has fastest display touch response time, under 50ms

Sitting in between the 5-inch display and the all metal curved casing of the new HTC One (M8) is a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of Ram – all contributing factors to HTC’s latest claim to fame, a record smashing 46ms display touch response time.<p>Smartphone …

Sony Xperia Z2 camera wins top spot by DxO benchmark

The folks over at DxO Labs like to put our favorite smartphones through some rigorous photography and videography tests. They recently put the Sony Xperia Z2 through the ringer, and with a score of 79, it came out in top spot of all mobile devices tested to date.<p>The Xperia Z2 is Sony’s flagship …

Phones

Galaxy S5 gets water tested, plus more

Samsung hasn’t marketed its Galaxy S5 as being ruggedized, but perhaps it should. Recently, we showed you a drop test in which the Galaxy S5 held up …

13 best Android apps of March 2014

March has come to an end and we saw a number of great applications come out. Everything from games to functional apps that made great additions to the Play Store and have a popularity that may be sustained for months. So here are the best Android apps of March 2014. If you’d rather watch than read, …

Apps

HTC One M8 Google Play edition unboxing and hands-on

Some of HTC's custom software survives in the latest member of the GPe ranks<p>Behold, the HTC One M8 Google Play edition. Same M8, less HTC. Look, …

Android News

Best music player apps for Android

Over the years music fans have gradually changed how they listen to their music, and what they listen to it on. With the rise of the smartphone, it's …

Apps

Teardown lets us peek inside the Samsung Galaxy S5

If, like me, you love to see what makes things tick, then there’s nothing like a good teardown to peel back the mask from the latest and greatest pieces of technology. The folks over at <i>Chipworks</i> have taken apart the new Samsung Galaxy S5, and have compiled a list of virtually everything inside …

HTC One (M8) Design and Hardware: Iteratively Brilliant

The HTC One was almost universally praised for its hardware and design last year, which left us wondering how the company would follow it up. Not …

10 reasons why you should buy your HTC One M8 unlocked and direct from HTC

Take the plunge and ride into Freedom Country by buying an unlocked phone direct from HTC<p>For now, the new hotness in the smartphone arena is the HTC …

Mobile

Sony Xperia Z2 unboxing and first impressions

Since the original Xperia Z, Sony has been really stepping up its game in the high-end smartphone market with some great devices released last year, including the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z1 Compact. Boasting the same fantastic build quality and similar design elements, along with some key hardware …

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