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Moto Z Play: Everything you need to know

Moto has introduced a new member to its Moto Z Family with the Moto Z Play.The new device has a thin, lightweight design that is made out of solid aluminum and there’s a glass on the back of the device and a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display on the front.The battery can last up to 45 hours, which Moto says is their longest-lasting battery so far. You’ll also be able to get up to 9 hours of battery life in 15 minutes using the included TurboPower charger. The device also has nano-coating to help make protect against moderate exposure to water like accidental spills, splashes or light rain.Inside you’ll find a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, which should be enough to play games, watch YouTube videos or multitask. Camera-wise, there a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with laser autofocus. On the front, there’s a wide-angle selfie camera with a LED flash.The Moto Z Play will be coming to Canada later in September for about $650 CAD off-contract. It will also be available fro…

Xiaomi announces the Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi has unveiled the successor to the Redmi Note 3 (which is only about six months old), with the aptly named Redmi Note 4 . The new phone still has a 5.5-inch 1080p display but now there’s 2.5D glass on the front and a metal unibody design with chamfered edges.Inside, you’ll find a MediaTek Helio X20 processor which is clocked at speeds up to 2.1GHz. Xiaomi says the fingerprint sensor is “ultra-fast”. There is also dual SIM slots (which if you aren’t using a second SIM, you can put in a microSD card instead and the Redmi Note 4 supports up to a 128GB microSD)In terms of camera, it has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera at f2.0 and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone will come in 16GB of internal storage with 2GB of RAM and 64GB with 3GB of RAM. The battery on the Redmi Note 4 is 4,100 mAh, which easily last all day. The Redmi Note 4 has a microUSB port instead of a USB Type-C port like on the Xiaomi Mi 5 from earlier this year.For software, it will be running Android 6.0 w…

HTC 10 Review: Almost a perfect ten

HTC opted to play it safe this year with their flagship line. The HTC 10 still has a metal unibody design like in years past but its more refined that last year’s HTC One M9.After using the HTC 10 for a few weeks, I wouldn’t say it’s the absolute best phone out there but it’s definitely a runner up to the smartphones that have released so far, in 2016.In this review, I will cover the following areas:Design & Hardware (hardware and specs)Software (all about that Android)Camera (a picture is worth a thousand words right?)Design & HardwareThe HTC 10 has a metallic design which looks like HTC’s previous flagship devices. However, it can be slippery in the hands, so I would recommend a case or even a full body decal to help with this.The HTC 10 feels more of a refinement of HTC’s past devices, which is a good thing because HTC makes some great hardware that is on par with the likes of Apple.The battery in HTC 10 is 3000mAh and it lasts all day, even while using LTE. The stand-by ti…

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Event: Everything you need to know

Samsung has take on the wraps of their latest entry in their Note line with the Galaxy Note7. Samsung also announced an updated Gear VR headset and a release date and price for their Gear 360 Camera which was announced at MWC 2016. Samsung Note7Samsung has decided to not call this year’s Note entry, the Galaxy Note 6, instead they are calling it the Galaxy Note7 to go along with the naming structure of the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge.On the outside, it still looks like a Note but the design is more refined that last year’s Note 5. The body is more curved which makes it more comfortable to hold in the hands.The screen is a 5.7-inch Quad HD Dual edge Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 to give it 518 ppi. The Note7 is also the first smartphone with Gorilla Glass 5.New for the Note line is that addition of water and dust proofing with an IP68 rating which means the Note7 can be submerged underwater for up to 5 ft for up to 30 minutes. The S-Pen on the Note7 is also water-res…