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Top 5: The Best Smartphones Of 2015

Chart: Looking for a new phone? Here are the best smartphones, whether they’re Android or iOS, available in Australia as of November 2015.

The Next Cheap Android Phone Comes From...Pepsi?

It’s pretty easy to find a random Chinese Android phone to slap your brand on these days. So easy, in fact, that Pepsi is having a go.

A Touchscreen That Knows The Angle Of Your Finger Is Way Cooler Than 3D Touch

What’s most impressive about this touchscreen that knows the exact angle of the finger touching it is that it’s the same display hardware found in every smartphone on the market right now. Its special abilities are all enabled through software, meaning your own phone is already capable of this.

OnePlus X Review: Great On The Outside, Just OK On The Inside

When OnePlus founder and CEO Carl Pei first showed off the new X in our Manhattan office, I was impressed. Nice glass design, kind of a hybrid iPhone/Xperia look. The textbook definition of “premium.” But it’s really what he said next that got me.

9 Free Apps To Get Fit Using Only Your Smartphone

You don’t necessarily need the help of a wearable or a smartwatch to help track your steps and monitor your activity — most modern-day smartphones have all the sensors and hardware you need to keep an eye on how much (or little) exercise you’re getting. Here are nine apps up to the task of improving your fitness, no extra devices required.

BlackBerry Priv Review: Nope, Not For Me, Not Even For My Worst Enemy

I really wanted to like the BlackBerry Priv. C’mon! Android on a Blackberry phone! Sadly, the company’s latest, and possibly last, shot at appealing to users who’ve long since moved on falls incredibly short.

LA's New Streetlamps Will Keep Mobile Phone Service Running After An Earthquake

Cities beefing up their smart infrastructure have tapped the ubiquitous streetlamp to track traffic data and measure pollution. Now, in Los Angeles, some streetlights will help keep the communications network intact after an emergency.

Google Nexus 5X: Australian Review

After a long time in the wilderness, Google’s Nexus program is back. It’s back with two new smartphones — a 5.7-inch metal monster that we called “the Android phone for everyone”, and this little ol’ underdog.

Little is probably the wrong word for a phone with a 5.2-inch display, and underdog is probably the wrong word for a smartphone with the explicit backing and branding of a $350 billion tech giant, but it’s hard to find a way in which the Nexus 5X looks better on paper than its flagship big brother. Then you pick it up.

We Dropped This Smartphone Over And Over Again To Test Its Shatterproof Screen

We are in the midst of reviewing the recently announced Motorola Droid Turbo 2, and one of the most interesting features of the phone is its supposedly shatterproof display. Any phone can survive one or two errant drops. But what about seventy?

HTC One A9 Review: An iPhone Only In Looks

Let me be blunt. If I lost my iPhone a week ago and needed a new one, I would buy the HTC One A9. It looks great, and upon first glance, works pretty great, too. But I didn’t lose my iPhone, and the A9 is now more expensive than I thought it was.

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