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Huawei P9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: 2016's Finest Android Phones

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When Samsung unveiled their new flagship—the Galaxy S7—earlier this year it set the stage for the first of many great Android handsets to come in 2016. And for a while, it was clearly the best Android handset on the market. Heck, some of its specs even made the iPhone 6s look a bit cheap. However, as we move through the year and more and more Android flagships come out, it’s become evident the Galaxy S7 has some stiff competition. The latest competition comes from Chinese manufacturer Huawei and it’s new P9 flagship, which many people are raving about. But just how does the P9 compare to the S7? We took a look to find out.

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Kyocera unveils $99 waterproof Hydro REACH Android phone for Boost Mobile and Virgin USA

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When buying a smartphone, there are many things to consider. Should you get Android or iOS? How much should you spend? Which carrier will you use? It can be very confusing.

If you are on a budget, however, Android is the best option -- Apple does not offer truly affordable off-contract phones. Choosing a value-focused, pre-paid carrier -- such as Boost Mobile or Virgin USA -- can be another way to save money. Today, Kyocera announces an affordable waterproof Android handset for those aforementioned carriers. Just how affordable is it? $99!

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Review: The New HTC 10 Is One of the Best Android Phones

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The HTC 10 is more than a solid bet if you’re looking for a nice, reliable Android smartphone. If you typically stream music and video from your phone, it’s an especially great choice given its impressive speakers and sharp screen. Photography enthusiasts might not be blown away by the 10, but its camera is satisfactory enough for most casual users. The software is clean and easy to navigate, providing an experience that’s much more delightful than phones loaded with bloatware.

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HTC 10 review: HTC builds the best Android flagship of 2016

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The HTC 10 takes the HTC design formula and distills it down to its purest form. There's nothing but excellent smartphone here—no silly gimmicks or odd design decisions. Even the software was treated rather well, with any curiosities relegated to optional parts of the OS that can be turned off or replaced.

HTC really seems to have taken the feedback from the One M9 to heart. The design is much more compact with less bezel dead space dedicated to speakers and an HTC logo. The SoC is improved by dumping one of the first and hottest Snapdragon 810 implementations for the cooler, faster 820. The ugly side ridge design of the M9 is gone. The camera is a lot better too, particularly when it comes to low light.

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HTC 10 vs. Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Android Flagship Showdown

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As to which of these three phones you should buy, it's not an easy choice. This is the most competitive lineup of flagship phones we've seen in a long time. The Galaxy S7 has proved popular so far for its impressive package of performance and design. The G5 is a compelling option because of its semi-modular build that offers you more flexibility than the typical smartphone. We're going to need to put the HTC 10 through our full round of testing before we pass judgment, but so far it seems to be a premium alternative for customers that want a metal unibody phone that's a bit bigger and more solid-feeling than the G5 or S7. Check back soon for a full review and buying advice.

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The stable 2.8 series of the popular Git source code management system just received its second point release, version 2.8.2, bringing over 18 improvements and bug fixes. Read more