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OnePlus 5 only has 1.6x optical zoom, not the claimed 2x

According to a user on Reddit, the OnePlus 5’s 2x Optical Zoom is not quite what they said. Carl Pei clarified that the optical zoom is only 1.6x. The remaining 0.4x is from the SmartCapture software.

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15 ADVANCED Pokémon GO Tips & Tricks

You can find plenty of articles giving you the most basic “tips & tricks” for playing Pokemon Go. By now, we all know how Lures work, so it’s time to put on your big boy pants and check out 15 ADVANCED tips & tricks for Pokemon Go. You just might learn something.

Android Desserts

Android 8.0 could be named Oatmeal Cookies

Android 8.0 Oreo has always been a longshot for the name of the next major version of Android. But what about Android 8.0: Oatmeal Cookie? It seems that could be Google’s plan.

caught again

OnePlus is cheating benchmarks again

OnePlus has a history of cheating on benchmarks, and despite saying specs aren’t important, they’re doing it again on the OnePlus 5. They were caught doing it with the OnePlus 3T, but apparently, they didn’t learn their lesson.

IFA 2017

IFA 2017 could be where LG unveils the LG V30

A new report claims that the LG V30 will be unveiled at IFA 2017, which follows previous reports and rumors. The report also suggests a price tag of around $700 for the device.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

For this year’s Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung is not only gunning for new customers with one of the most compelling handsets on the market, but trying to win back old users or perhaps those that were holding off on upgrading their S5s. With a bag full of tricks at its disposal, is the Galaxy S7 not only a worthy successor to the S6 but the S5 as well? Read on for more.

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honor 5X review

If there’s anything history has taught us, it’s that it’s really hard for manufacturers to build a great smartphone for under $200. Somehow Huawei managed to do this with the honor 5X which on paper, appears to be the best budget Android device on the planet. But is it? Find out in our review.