LG Nexus 5X battery test results

The LG Nexus 5X comes with Doze, the new Android feature that promises to extend standby time by being smart about when it lets apps run in the background. To be fair, the old Nexus 5 will get the same feature after the update, but its replacement has two hardware improvements that software updates can’t make up for.

The first is the bigger battery – 2,700mAh – and the second is the newer chipset, Snapdragon 808, built on a 20nm process instead of the 28nm process used for the Snapdragon 800.

The new Nexus 5X significantly improves the talk time over its predecessor and indeed posts and above average of 17 hours. We’ve seen much better performance, the Moto X Style (S808, 3,000mAh) went over 22 hours, and worse – the LG G4 (S808, 3,000mAh) couldn’t quite make it to 17 hours.

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Nexus 6P users complaining about microphone issues

Google and Huawei just can’t seem to catch a breath. After the bend test videos and the more recent glass shattering, the Huawei manufactured Nexus 6P seems to be having another issue: poor microphone quality.

Users are reporting that the other person on the call is unable to hear them properly. This happens in regular voice calls and also in VoIP calls, such as in Hangouts. Some have reported it only in speakerphone mode and others in both speakerphone and earpiece mode. The issue seems to be widespread enough, with people on Google Forums, xda-developers, and on reddit having the same issue.

Google is currently aware of the issue and is investigating it further.

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Weekly poll: Apple iPad Pro – Hot or Not

You can now get your hands on an iPad Pro, we did. Apple’s XL-sized tablet marks a new chapter in Cupertino’s tablet efforts, one where the iPad goes from a content consumption gadget to a content creation one.

The first-party keyboard and stylus are key for that. There have been third-party solutions almost for as long as there has been an iPad, but they never had iOS-level support nor Apple’s design touch. Editing 4K videos is also a key selling point – the tablet can stream three 4K videos simultaneously and edit one.

Whatever your work orientation, the huge 12.9″ 2,048 x 2,732px screen makes even flagship laptops jealous and is much more conductive to working rather than just browsing. It’s 78% bigger than an iPad Air screen and due to its 4:3 aspect ratio looks much bigger than even the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

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GSMArena giveaway: Enter to win a Meizu PRO 5

gsmarena 002 GSMArena giveaway: Enter to win a Meizu PRO 5

It’s been a while since our last giveaway, and now it’s time for a new one. This weekend, we’re giving you the chance to win a brand new Meizu PRO 5, courtesy of our partners at HonorBuy.

The Meizu PRO 5 is here to save you from a boring weekend and give you the chance the experience the best its maker can offer. This is certainly one of the best smartphones currently on the market and we are excited that one of you will get to enjoy it as a free gift!

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$99 Samsung Gear VR now available, ‘The Martian VR Experience’ preview out

gsmarena 001 $99 Samsung Gear VR now available, The Martian VR Experience preview out

Announced a couple of months ago, the consumer edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset has been up for pre-order in the US for a couple of weeks, and in Europe for the past few days too. Well, it’s started shipping in the States, and if you weren’t among the early birds, you should be able to order yours today on Amazon and BestBuy, though both retailers list the $ 99 device as out of stock.

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Logistics are one thing, content is another. If for example you want to catch a glimpse of what it’s like being on Mars, you’d be able to do so thanks to Twentieth Century Fox. The film studio has released a preview of ‘The Martian VR Experience’ – a 360-degree look through the eyes of an astronaut on the Red Planet.

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Entry-level Oppo A33 with 5-inch display and SD410 SoC launched

gsmarena 001 Entry level Oppo A33 with 5 inch display and SD410 SoC launched

Certified by TENAA back in September this year, the low-end Oppo A33 smartphone has now been launched. It is powered by a Snapdragon 410 SoC with 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, and sports a 5-inch (960×540 pixel resolution) display.

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The handset comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, and packs in a 2,400mAh battery. In terms of camera, the Oppo A33 features 8MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. Weighing in at 146 gms and measuring 142.7 × 71.7 × 7.55 (mm), the device runs the company’s own Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ColorOS 2.1. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, MicroUSB 2.0, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and GPS/A-GPS.

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OnePlus X Ceramic limited edition lands on November 24

The OnePlus X may already be available (if you have an invite at least), but only in one of its two versions. So far we’ve only seen the glass variation of the phone hitting the streets, but at its launch OnePlus also promised a much more exclusive ceramic edition of the X.

And thanks to an announcement today, we now know that this should become available on November 24, which is next Tuesday. It’s still unclear how you’ll be able to purchase one, but it’s safe to assume that you will need an invite, this being OnePlus and all.

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The Ceramic edition of the OnePlus X will cost £269 or €369 depending on where you are. Do note however that this version of the phone will not be sold in North America. Only 10,000 units will be made, so it might not be available for long.

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