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7 cool tricks every Android phone user should know [VIDEO]

Since there are so many different things you can do with an Android phone it’s inevitable to be unaware of some basic tricks. We’ve compiled a list of seven cool tricks that every Android user should know.


Love using Swappa? Fees are going up in November

Swappa is a great place to buy and sell gently used Android and iOS devices, but starting in November a change is being made to the way Swappa calculates its fees. There’s no longer a flat $10 fee.

New App

Facebook’s teens-only Lifestage app now on Android

Facebook’s video profile app designed for teens called Lifestage is now available on Android after launching on iOS back in August. No Facebook account is needed to sign up, but it’s designed for people 21 and younger.


ZTE Axon 7 MAX renders leak ahead of device reveal

ZTE is set to unveil its Axon 7 MAX tomorrow, but ahead of the big reveal some official press materials have leaked online. The most interesting thing is the device features dual cameras on the rear.

Budget Phone

T-Mobile now offering the ZTE ZMAX Pro for only $180

T-Mobile has added the ZTE ZMax Pro to its line-up just in time for the holidays. This is probably the cheapest 6″ smartphone you’ll find and while it is a budget phone, the specs aren’t half bad.


The new rumored OnePlus 3 model might be more expensive

More hints suggest the OnePlus 3T is a real phone that could be coming from the company soon. Evan Blass tweeted out a curious formula that suggests the phone is very similar to the OnePlus 3, but may be priced at a premium.

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Alcatel Idol 4S review

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a mid-range device with the ambition of playing with the big boys. It has a QHD display, 32GB of RAM and a near-stock version of Android. But is that enough when there are a handful of Chinese flagship smartphone selling for $400 these days?