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Best Android tablets (November 2015)


Android tablets make great gifts, and the best thing about them is that everyone can use them, from a three-year-old to your grandma. But with so many devices out there, how can you make sure you get the best Android tablet for your money? There are probably hundreds of Android tablets on Amazon, and avoiding the overpriced and the plain bad can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be that hard.

Related: Best Tablet for kids (tabtimes.com)

Just take a look at the tablets below – they are the very best Android has to offer, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Without further ado, here’s our list of the best Android tablets available in July 2015.

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Editor’s Note – this post is being updated continuously as more Android tablets hit the market. In the November 2015 update, we’ve added the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, and the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Meanwhile, the Shield Tablet and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 have been removed from the list.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 was one of our tablets of choice in the past, and its successor is here to make it an even better option. This pad is slimmer, lighter and smaller. This tablet comes with a smaller 8.0-inch display, which makes it more portable without sacrificing too much on screen real estate. It’s also only 5.6 mm thick and 272 grams.

Don’t mistake it for the “little guy” in the playground, though. It has plenty of power to keep you going through all your tasks. It may be a bit too similar to an iPad, but it’s still a great Android tablet that many of you will enjoy.


  • Dimensions: 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm (7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 in), 272 g (9.59 oz)
  • Display: 8.0-inch AMOLED (2048 x 1536), 320 ppi
  • Processor: Exynos 7 Octa 5433 octa-core CPU
  • GPU: Mali-T760 MP6 GPU
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • microSD slot: Yes, up to 128 GB
  • Cameras: 8 MP rear, 2.1 MP front
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Others: fingerprint scanner

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1


Did you love the NVIDIA Shield Tablet? Well, you will certainly also like the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1, its direct successor. The darn thing is pretty much the same! Specs are nearly identical and the design is painfully similar, except for the addition of a rubberized surface by the speakers and brushed metal lettering in the back.

Oh, and they removed the stylus holder, which takes us to our next point – the stylus is gone! So are the cable and charger. The point here is that NVIDIA is trying to cut costs, and that they did. This thing is now only $ 200!That makes the K1 not only one of the best Android tablets on the market, it is also one of the most affordable.



  • Dimensions: 221 x 126 x 9.2 mm (8.80 x 5.00 x 0.36 in), 356 g (12.06 oz)
  • Display: 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) resolution, 283 ppi
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra K1 CPU
  • GPU: Kepler GPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • microSD slot: Yes
  • Cameras: 5 MP rear, 5 MP front
  • Battery: 19.75 watt hours
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Don’t let the mouthful of a name fool you – the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is as sleek as Android tablets get. This 8-inch device impresses through its lightness and very slim profile – at 6.4 millimeters, this is the thinnest tablet you can get. But the Z3 Tablet Compact has more than good looks. On the inside, the fast Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM ensure you will be flying through the screens of Sony’s minimalist user interface.

The LCD screen is not Quad HD, but Sony’s unique display technology ensures you get vivid colors that are similar to what you get on AMOLED. Another unique attribute of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is its water resistance. Yup, you can take this device to beach or the hot tub without worrying about dropping it in the water.


  • Dimensions: 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm (8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 in), 270 g (9.52 oz)
  • Display: 8-inch LCD, Full HD (1920 x 1200) resolution, 283 ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.5GHz quad-core
  • GPU: Adreno 330 GPU
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB
  • microSD slot: Yes, up to 128 GB
  • Cameras: 8.1 MP rear, 2.2 MP front
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh
  • OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi/3G-LTE
  • Others: IP68 water resistance

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Google Nexus 9

The brand new Nexus 9 from Google and HTC is an Android fanboy’s dream. It runs the purest, most recent version of Android – Lollipop 5.0 – and it will stay current for at least two years. There are no OEM additions (though stock Android may be a little too minimal for your taste) and therefore nothing to bog down the user experience.

The Nexus 9 is just as impressive on the hardware side – you get a 64-bit Tegra processor, a beautiful 1536 x 2048 pixels screen, stereo front speakers (disguised under the protective glass) and a big battery. However, like all Nexus devices, there’s no microSD card slot. The device features a utilitarian, yet elegant design, with an aluminum frame that gives it rigidity without adding much heft.


  • Dimensions: 228.2 x 153.7 x 7.9 mm (8.98 x 6.05 x 0.31 in), 270 g (9.52 oz)
  • Display: 8.95-inch IPS LCD, 1536 x 2048 resolution, 281 ppi
  • Processor: Nvidia Tegra K1 Denver, 2.3 GHz dual-core
  • GPU: Kepler DX1
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • microSD slot: No
  • Cameras: 8 MP rear, 1.6 MP front
  • Battery: 6,700 mAh
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi/3G-LTE

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Sony may be having a difficult time in the mobile device market, but that is certainly not because of a lack of good products. An extremely appealing line of devices that the company should be proud of is their high-end tablet series, with the latest addition to the line introduced back at MWC 2015. Sony continues to push the boundaries in terms of design, with the Xperia Z4 Tablet managing to be even sleeker than its ultra-thin and light predecessors. Of course, this tablet packs the latest and greatest when it comes to hardware, and the Sony staple feature of dust and water resistance is also retained, making for a very compelling device. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet may be at the higher end of the price spectrum, but it is still worth it, and certainly deserving of a place in our roundup of the best Android tablets currently available.


  • 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1600 resolution (299 ppi)
  • 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 128 GB
  • 8.1 MP rear camera, 5.1 MP front-facing camera
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 254 x 167 x 6.1 mm, 389 grams

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Dell Venue 8 7000

Dell may not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking of OEMs that provide fantastic Android tablets, and while the company does have some really good low-cost tablets available, they managed to impress with one that can be conservatively considered “premium mid-range.” What makes the Dell Venue 8 7000 stand apart from its competition at this price range includes a premium, industrial design that will give even far more expensive devices a run for their money, a solid media consumption experience courtesy of nice sounding front-facing speakers and a beautiful edge-to-edge high resolution display, and for those who want it, a decent camera experience with a setup not unlike the Duo Camera system of the HTC One M8. With an impressive performance and even better battery life, the Dell Venue 8 7000 manages to provide a lot, without the premium price point that would usually be associated with such a package.


  • 8.4-inch OLED display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution (359 ppi)
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor
  • PowerVR G6430 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 512 GB
  • 8MP rear camera with Intel RealSense 3D technology, 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 5,900 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4.4 Kitkat
  • 215.9 x 124.2 x 6.1 mm, 305 grams

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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

In an age in which tablets are starting to get as little more boring, it is manufacturers like Lenovo that we need in order to push things into new directions. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro is unique, much like other Lenovo devices, but this one is special. You see that hinge? We have seen it before, but this time around Lenovo added a full-blown projector and stand. It is truly a media powerhouse, too. Just look at the specs below to see what this tablet is all about.


  • Dimensions: 247 x 179 x 4.68 mm (9.72 x 7.05 x 0.18 in), 667 g (23.52 oz)
  • Display: 8-inch LCD, Full HD (1920 x 1200) resolution, 283 ppi
  • Processor: Intel Atom x 5-Z8500 quad-core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • microSD slot: Yes, up to 128 GB
  • Cameras: 13 MP rear, 5  MP front
  • Battery: 10,200 mAh
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop

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Lenovo Tab 2 A10: best bang for the buck

The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 is one of the best among those featured in our best cheap Android tablets list, which is also reason it makes it way over to this roundup as well. Introduced back at MWC this year, this 10-inch tablet certainly brings a lot to the table at an extremely affordable price point, being one the first tablets to feature Dolby ATMOS 3D Cinema audio enhancements, which aims to make your audio experience much clearer, while taking advantage of the beautiful, large Full HD display.

Performance is impressively smooth, and while mobile photography isn’t a key feature when it comes to tablets, this device does offer a solid camera experience. If you’re looking for a large-screen tablet experience on a budget, look no further than the Lenovo Tab 2 A10 certainly provides the best bang for your buck.


  • 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (218 ppi)
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8165 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
  • 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 7,000 mAh battery
  • 247 x 171 x 8.9 mm, 509 grams
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat (planned upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop at the end of June)

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There you have it – our picks from the best Android has to offer right now. Missed anything? Tell us in the comments!

For more tablet information head on over to the TabTimes blog for more tablet news, reviews and information.

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Motorola Connect app updated with improved UI, 2015 Moto 360 support and additional watch faces


Those who use Motorola accessories or smart devices definitely need some help keeping all their gadgets in check. This is why the Motorola Connect app exists; to help users manage their multiple Motorola articles. If you are one of the many who take advantage of this software tool, you may notice there is a new update awaiting in the Google Play Store. You should go get it soon, as it brings forth some meaningful improvements.

The main enhancement is likely the addition of the Moto 360 (2015) to the list of supported devices. The new Android Wear watch joins a list of plenty other supported devices, including the older Moto 360, the Moto Pulse, Moto Surround, Motorola Power Pack Micro, Motorola Keylink and the Motorola Connect PC Extension.

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Supporting the new Moto 360 will only benefit a few of you, though. What most users will actually notice is the improved UI, which makes the experience “more intuitive and easier to navigate”. It looks very similar to the new Moto app, which we saw on the newest Moto G and Moto X smartphones.


The new design is sleek and clean. There is a floating action button that allows users to add their devices, and you can simply navigate through your current Moto products and access their settings. By the way, this apps also makes it possible to change the Moto 360 watch faces, and if you jump into the wearable’s options you may find that Motorola also added the new ones from the 2015 Moto 360.

Of course, there’s also the usual batch of bug fixes, but we have no idea what those are all about. Go get your update from the Google Play Store and join the conversation in the comments below. Are you liking the new UI?

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Best portable projectors of 2015

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Until recently, pocket-sized portable projectors were nothing more than a novelty idea, which allowed for some fun but didn’t offer a whole lot in terms of the viewing experience. While these devices still remain niche products, there has been an upswing in terms of quality, and quite a few OEMs are stepping up their game in this segment, delivering some amazing projectors, that can also fit in the palm of your hand.

Here is a roundup of some of the best portable projectors available in 2015!

UO Smart Beam Laser


Let’s start with the UO Smart Beam Laser. This is one of the smallest projectors on our list, and one of the more interestingly designed ones as well. Weighing a little over 500 grams, and with dimensions of 2.2-inches all around, the UO Smart Beam Laser is actually the world’s smallest HD LCOS Laser projector. This projector comes with a native 720p resolution and features fast laser auto focus, allowing for some very crisp and clear images instantly, no matter where you move it. The picture is quite bright, rated at 60 lumens, and so watching videos and movies even in non-pitch black areas is still manageable. The overall quality is great, and things stay in focus at pretty far distances, with a max screen size possible of 100 inches. The picture does tend to have a harsh bluish tint at times, but it’s not very obvious until you compare it to another projector, and is something that is easy to get used to.


The projector does have built-in speakers that get loud enough to handle watching anything on the go, but isn’t suitable for watching a full-length movie. The quality of the sound isn’t that great either, and while it isn’t completely horrible, the sound is a little muffled, which is not helped by the sound that the projector fans make either. Unfortunately, there is no audio output, so connecting external speakers of any kind is also out of the question.


The device does offer multiple options when it comes to setting up a video for playback. You can connect your smartphone to the projector wirelessly using DLNA or Miracast, and it also features a mini-HDMI port which can be used to plug in your laptop. Under the hood is a 4,200 mAh battery that can last for up to 2 hours, and a little more if you are connected with HDMI, so if you do plan to watch a long movie, it’s a good idea to plug the device into an AC power outlet.


The United Object Smart Beam Laser projector is priced at $ 420, and depending on where you order it from, also comes with a free tripod stand. This projector offers amazing video quality given its very compact size, and while the speakers aren’t the best, and the battery is on the smaller side, the biggest selling point of this device is its portability. It’s very simple, very small, and most importantly, displays a beautiful picture.

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Next up is the PicoPro by Celluon, another projector that is beautifully designed, is also one of the thinnest projectors on this list, with a thickness of just half an inch. The device is also very portable, and should be able to comfortably fit in most pockets, with its length of 6 inches, and weighing just 181 grams. It also a has a very interesting design, giving an appearance of two bricks being stuck together, even though it is just one solid body. It also comes with a stand offering 360-degree rotation, which makes it very easy to find a surface for the projector to rest.


The projector light is rated at 32 lumens, which is the lowest on this list, but the PicoPro can get plenty bright, and offers fantastic quality as well, with its 720p resolution. It also comes with a infinite auto focus feature, which means that you don’t ever have to worry about fiddling with the focus, and it works just as well as the laser auto focus of the UO Smart Beam projector. The picture is always very clear, and the image doesn’t go out of focus up to a screen size of 250 inches. The color temperature can be a little warm and lean more towards a purplish hue which is very apparent, and will likely bother some users.


The built-in speakers of the PicoPro unfortunately don’t get very loud, but the quality of the sound itself is fantastic, and is definitely the best audio quality when compared to the rest of the devices on this list, with sound that is very crisp and not tinny. Since this is a fan-less projector, the projector stays very quiet, and there is no unnecessary noise that distracts the viewer. While the PicoPro does offer great sound quality, there is a standard audio jack available, letting you connect your own set of speakers or a pair of headphones.


The device supports the standard suite of connectivity options, including DLNA and Miracast, and also comes with a mini-HDMI port. We aren’t exactly sure as to what the capacity of the battery is, but the device lasts for around 2 hours when connected wirelessly, and can go beyond 3 hours when wired. You have the option to connect the device to a wall outlet as well.


The PicoPro is available for $ 349, with color options being black, silver, and gold. The Celluon PicoPro projector is on the cheaper side, but offers better sound quality than all the other devices on the list. The availability of a headphone jack is a plus over the UO Smart Beam projector, but unfortunately, the big drawback here has to do with the most important aspect of a projector, and that is the purplish tint on the picture.

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Next up is the ASUS S1 Mobile LED projector, which may not be as eye-catching as the others, but is still quite compact and light weight, with its dimensions of 4 x 4.4 x 1.2 -inches, and weighing around 340 grams. The design is pretty standard, but the build quality is solid, and while a tripod doesn’t come in the box, the projector does feature support for one.


The ASUS S1 also gets incredibly bright, with a rating of 200 lumens, but the resolution does take a dip to 480p. While it may not look as crisp as the other projectors on this list, the overall quality may actually be better than the first two devices above. Colors are beautiful and the picture is very bright, and there isn’t any obvious tint or hue to ruin the experience.


You also have a lot of control over the quality of the projection when you dive further into the settings, where you can change the contrast, and even select different modes, depending on the type of media you are viewing. There is no form of auto focus available however, so you will have to resort to using the manual focus wheel, placed on the right side of the device, to adjust the focus correctly. One nice about thing the ASUS S1 is its Ultra Short Throw ratio, which makes it very easy to play videos at short distances.


The built-in speakers aren’t of the best quality, but they are certainly the loudest, when compared to the rest of the devices mentioned here. There is a standard audio jack available as well, to allow you to use the projector with a pair of headphones or a set of speakers.


As far as connectivity is concerned, there is a standard HDMI port available, and a USB port as well, as this device can also be used to charge your mobile device. There is no wireless connectivity though, and you will need to use MHL to connect to your smartphone. Given its slightly larger size, ASUS was able to squeeze a 6,000 mAh battery into this projector, allowing for a battery life of 3-4 hours.


The ASUS S1 may not feature the most interesting design, and its resolution is lower than the rest, but the picture quality is actually pretty great, and it gets very bright. Priced at around $ 300, it is also the cheapest of the lot, and definitely worth keeping in consideration.

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ZTE SPro 2



Finally, we come to the ZTE SPro 2, which is a portable projector that is in a league of its own compared to the other devices referred to in this list, and this is not only because of the fact that is also an Android device, running Android 4.4.4 Kitkat, and sports a 5-inch touchscreen.


The 5-inch display can be used as you would a regular smartphone, where you can surf the web, browse through photos, message your friends, and download apps from the Google Play Store. The projector can connect to WiFi, but the device is also available from AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the US, and you can take advantage of 4G LTE data connectivity with this projector as well, allowing you to project videos directly from Youtube, Netflix, and other media streaming websites. If you decided to not opt for a data connection and find yourself without WiFi, local storage is also possible, with the device featuring a microSD card slot, with support up to 64 GB. Wireless connectivity via Miracast is also available, and there is also an HDMI port, and USB port for charging your mobile device.


The picture quality is by far the best of the lot, with its rating of 200 lumens and 720p resolution. You get a nice, bright, crisp, and clear image, and colors are absolutely beautiful, at a maximum of 120 inches. There are no weird tints or hues or strange color temperatures to worry about, and the color reproduction is very accurate. There is an auto focus feature, but the implementation is slower than the others, and the device does tend to re-adjust the focus every now and then even if the device is not moved, but you do have the option to turn this setting off once the device is set down correctly.


There are different options for brightness as well, including low, medium, and high, but the last option will require the device to be plugged into an AC wall unit. Another feature that the ZTE SPro 2 has that the others do not is Keystoning, which means that the projector will automatically correct the angle to prevent the picture from stretching, so even if the projector is not sitting perpendicular to the wall, the projector image will be of a rectangular shape. The speakers on the projector are about the same quality as that of the ASUS S1, albeit a little quieter, but there is also a headphone jack available to connect external speakers. The device also packs a 6,300 mAh battery, which keeps things running for around 3 hours.



With dimensions of 5.3 x 5.2 x 2.1 inches, the ZTE SPro 2 is not as portable as the others on the list, but it certainly outperforms the others in all other aspects. It is also the most expensive as well, with a price tag of $ 750, but it can be found for cheaper directly from AT&T or Verizon Wireless, at about $ 600, who also offer the option of picking up the device with a 2-year contract to include a data plan.

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So there you have it for this roundup of some of the best portable projectors of 2015! With the choices listed above, there is a little something for everyone here with these four great portable projectors. Whether you are looking to impress people with a very stylish and compact design, have the ability to create a home theater anywhere, project beautiful video without breaking the bank, or going all out with a high-end Android-based device, there is something that will best suit your needs.

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Best bang for your buck smartphones – 2015 edition

While the budget-friendly mid-range segment continues to get more and more competitive, there is no shortage of fantastic device options for consumers. That said, the really good smartphones in this category still come in at close to, or slightly higher, than the $ 250 mark, but if you were on the lookout for even more affordable choices, we’ve got you covered.

It’s pretty much common knowledge that devices like the Moto G offer exceptional value, and while you can find some of the more common low-cost options in our official best cheap phones list, we wanted to focus on a few devices that don’t get quite as much attention — but should. With price points well below $ 200, let’s take a look at three of the best bang for your buck smartphones currently available.

Meizu M2 Note

First up is recently-released Meizu M2 Note, that, despite featuring a price tag of around $ 160, manages to stand out by including features that you would expect from a device that costs at least twice as much, and therefore offering the most bang for your buck.

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The strongest aspect of the Meizu M2 Note is undoubtedly its 5.5-inch IGZO display with a 1080p resolution, which is certainly beyond anything you’d see with any other device in this price range. In addition to the exceptional display, the M2 Note features a commendable design, a surprisingly solid build quality, and great battery life. The camera is also capable of producing some nice looking images, even though it does require some trial and error to cater the shot perfectly. The pre-installed Music app even provides legal unlimited music streaming and the option to download music for no additional charge.

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This device is not without its flaws, however. Unfortunately, it isn’t the fastest performer on this list with its 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 processor, but that’s not to say that the performance is poor by any means. Everything works as it should, and any issues with performance are seen only when playing graphically intensive games. Another noticeable issue is with the single speaker unit on the back, which does get fairly loud, but sounds distorted at the highest volume. The FlyMe OS is also a sharp departure from stock Android, and will take some getting used to.

This device manages to shine where other similar low-cost smartphones don’t, and while not without its flaws, the Meizu M2 Note is still an excellent choice, especially for those who have media consumption in mind, courtesy of its fantastic display experience.

SEE ALSO: Meizu M2 Note review

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Lenovo K3 Note

Next up is the latest budget-friendly offering from Lenovo, the K3 Note. The K3 Note is a worthy alternative to the M2 Note, and is stronger in a few key areas, most notably in performance. With a 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6752 processor, this device is noticeably faster when opening apps, and can even handle processor-intensive gaming very well.

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Performance isn’t the only strong suit of the K3 Note either, with the device featuring a good display, clear audio output, and great battery life, with users also being given the option to swap out the battery. The camera also takes some impressive images, and can take even better shots than the M2 Note in the right conditions.

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That said, while the display of the K3 Note is good, it is still far from the quality of the display of the Meizu M2 Note, and there are some issues with brightness, resulting in mediocre outdoor visibility. While the speaker features a clear audio output, it doesn’t get too loud though, and can be difficult to hear in even slightly noisy environments. The angular design may also not be for everyone, and there is the possibility of varying software experiences depending on the reseller.

The Lenovo K3 Note manages to get all the essentials right when it comes to a providing a good smartphone experience, if you are looking for the best performance possible in this price range, this is the device to get.

SEE ALSO: Lenovo K3 Note review

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Elephone P6000 Pro

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Elephone may not be the most well-known Android smartphone manufacturer, but the P6000 Pro is the cheapest of the lot, with a price point starting at just under $ 120. It has to be mentioned though that the device seen in this comparison is P6000, the Pro iteration brings only a few subtle improvements, notably in the updated processing package and latest software version.

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The P6000 Pro is powered by the same MediaTek MT6753 processor used in the M2 Note, but is clocked at a slightly faster 1.5 GHz. Performance should be about the same with both devices, but helping the P6000 Pro is its near stock build of Android 5.1 Lollipop which should allow for a smoother experience. The 5-inch display comes with a 720p resolution, but some users will appreciate the smaller form factor of the device, compared to the other two phones on this list.

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As good as the performance is, the camera does fall quite short of the benchmark set by the M2 Note and K3 Note in terms of overall quality, and doesn’t offer as good a battery life either. The speaker also sounds tinny and distorted, even if it does get fairly loud.

The Elephone P6000 Pro may not be as impressive as the other two smartphones above, but it does have some positives, such as its smaller form factor, good performance, and near stock software experience, along with the fact that this device is also a little bit cheaper than the others. There is also a version of the device with 3 GB of RAM on-board, which will set you back only an additional $ 20.

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Specs comparison

  Elephone P6000 Pro Lenovo K3 Note Meizu M2 Note
Display 5-inch IPS LCD display
720p, 294 ppi
5.5-inch IPS LCD display
1080p, 401 ppi
5.5-inch IGZO
1920 x 1080 resolution, 403 ppi
Processor 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
Mali-T720MP3 GPU
1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor
Mali-T760 GPU
1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
Mali-T720MP3 GPU
RAM 2 GB / 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Storage 16 GB
expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
16 GB
expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
16/32 GB
expandable via microSD up to 128 GB
Camera 13 MP rear camera with LED flash
2 MP front-facing camera
13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
5 MP front-facing camera
13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
5 MP front-facing camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS
Battery 2,700 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,100 mAh
Software Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop Flyme OS 4.5.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions 143.5 x 71.6 x 8.9 mm
165 grams
152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm
150 grams
150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm
149 grams
Colors White, Black Black, White, Yellow Grey, White, Blue, Pink

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Meizu M2 Note

Lenovo K3 Note

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So there you have it for this roundup of some of the best bang for your buck smartphones currently available! While none of these devices bring anything particularly unique to the table, what is most impressive about all of them is that they do provide the essentials that make for a good smartphone experience, all for a price point well below the $ 200 mark. If you’re looking for a solid device on a budget, any of these three smartphones will be great choice.

All of these devices are powered by ARM and it’s their partner ecosystem that has made these aggressive price points possible. Their tech powers more than 98% of the world’s smartphones, and we encourage you to check out their developer community if you’re interested in learning about how to develop for ARM. 

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Android Authority this week – June 21, 2015

Folks, this week the world of technology set its sight on Los Angeles, where the E3 show brought us a wave of exciting announcements. And this edition, Android Authority was on the ground to bring you the best mobile gaming related coverage. But it wasn’t all just fun and games. OnePlus released details about its next “flagship killer;” Sony introduced the souped up Xperia Z4v to the States, making us question the logic behind its strategy; Google had a handful of app updates; Samsung introduced budget-friendly smartphones and tablets; and a new chapter of the Snapdragon 810 saga unfolded.

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One of the biggest themes we spotted at E3 is virtual reality. There were a handful of VR-related presences at previous shows, but this year VR just exploded. From cheap headsets that work with your smartphone, Cardboard on steroids of sorts, to flagships like Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus, VR headsets were everywhere. We also saw a variety of software, accessories, and controllers designed for VR, suggesting that the ecosystem is finally close to becoming consumer-friendly. Now, the big question: is the buzz real or is it just another fad that nobody will remember a couple of years from now? We’ll find the answer over the next months.

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Like VR, mobile gaming seems on the cusp of greatness. Sure, mobile games are already hugely popular, but looking at games like Dawn of Titans, with their console-like graphics, it’s clear that we’re still just scratching the surface when it comes to mobile gaming. And that’s very exciting.

Back to our daily focus, we’re heading into the “silly season” of the Android world. All the big flagships are out already, and with a few exceptions, OEMs are now silently working on their fall releases. Hopefully, OnePlus and their knack for drama, the next Moto X, and the inevitable Note 5 rumors will save us from boredom!

This week we have a special giveaway, we are giving away 3 Android phones: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6. LG G4! Enter here.

The stuff you shouldn’t miss

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Top news of the week

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All things E3 2015

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Sony Xperia Z4v

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful: the Verizon Xperia Z4v has a gorgeous QHD display to offer its potential purchasers. Many Sony fans around the world look on it with immense envy.

OnePlus 2 teasers and rumors


Google app updates

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Samsung aims for the budget crowd


The Snapdragon 810 saga continues

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Android Authority this week – May 24, 2015

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Android fans, Google I/O is coming next week and we’re just excited as you are for all the Googley goodies coming our way! The past week brought us some glimpses of what’s coming, including details about Google’s new Android-based Internet of Things operating system codenamed Brillo; in other news, Asus introduced the affordable Zenfone 2 in the US; LG launched the G4 Stylus and G4c; we heard about Google’s plans to build fingerprint sensor support into Android M; Oppo launched the sleek R7 and R7 Plus; we heard rumors about HTC’s low-cost tablet; and got our first glimpse of the Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

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Please join the AA team in welcoming Phil Vierno onboard! A mechanical engineer IRL, Phil is passionate about New York City, coffee, and fitness. But what’s he’s truly crazy about is creating awesome videos about mobile tech. Phil’s first video on AA is a review of the Oppo R1x, and many more will hopefully follow.

This week Darcy and Josh visited Beijing, China for the launch of the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus. Check out our coverage, including one of the few hands-on video impressions of the R7 and R7 Plus.

Next week is all about Google I/O. In the past, the annual festival of all things Google has brought us new devices, major upgrades to Google apps, and most recently, a preview edition of Android Lollipop. With Android M (Marshmallow? Muffin?) all but confirmed, we can’t wait for the obligatory surprise. As usual, AA will be on the ground at Moscone Center in San Francisco. More later this week!

We’re giving away another Samsung Galaxy S6 this week! Get your raffle tickets from here and good luck!

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The stuff you shouldn’t miss

Top news of the week

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LG G4 Stylus and G4c are

LG G4 Stylus

Google IO/Android M rumors

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Meet the Oppo R7/R7 Plus

OPPO R7 Plus vs Oppo R7-1

Google apps updates

Google Hangouts Chrome

HTC tablet rumors

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An Iron Man-worthy Galaxy S6 Edge

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AUMENTAR MEMORIA INTERNA en Cualquier Android y Particionar SD | 2015

Con este tutoríal aprenderás aumentar la memoria interna en tu teléfono o tablet Android, lo haremos particionando la memoria SD y también pasaremos algunas apps a la nueva memoria. ○Twitter…
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Google posts Q1 2015 earnings, revenue up 12% year over year

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Just yesterday, Google posted its financial reports for Q1 2015. While overall revenue and net income increased year over year, those numbers would have been much higher had the company’s Nexus program not seen a decline. But before we get into the bad news, let’s talk about the profits Google earned from January through March of this year.

Google earned $ 17.3 billion this quarter, up 12% from what the company earned Q1 of last year. Net income for Q1 has also risen to $ 3.58 billion, up from $ 3.45 billion the year prior. Sites owned by Google generated $ 11.9 billion, an increase of 14% year over year, making up roughly 68% of the company’s overall revenue.

The always vague ‘other revenues’ portion totaled $ 1.7 billion in Q1, up 23% year over year, making up roughly 9.8% of its overall earnings. This section includes highly-profitable products on the consumer end, like Google Play and the Nexus program. Oddly enough, the company’s ‘other revenues’ section is down 3% compared to Q4 of 2014, and we have a pretty good idea as to why. As Google CFO Patrick Pichette explained in the Q1 2015 earnings call yesterday, the ‘other revenues’ section declined due to the Nexus program. Pichette explains:

Other revenues grew 23 percent year over year to $ 1.8 billion, and was down 2 percent quarter over quarter, driven really by year over year growth in the Play Store, offset by decline in Nexus. Year over year it hasn’t been as strong given the strength of the Nexus 7 last year.

As you probably recall, Google released the Nexus 6 ($ 649) and Nexus 9 ($ 399) at higher price points than it did with the Nexus 5 ($ 349) back in 2013. Taking into account that the Nexus 6 launched at a higher price point and is definitely a device meant for a niche market, we’re not surprised that the Nexus program has been losing its steam over the past few months.

Read more: Google reveals Nexus program has “seen a decline” – post by Andrew Grush

Moving right along, Google’s operating costs totaled a massive $ 6.45 billion, up $ 5.34 billion year over year. It should be noted that Google hired just about 9,000 new employees this quarter alone, which contributes a lot to that total.

If you’re interested, feel free to check out Google’s full financial report at the source link below.

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Top 10 Android Apps of March 2015

Top 10 Android Apps of March 2015

Beau HD gives us ten of the best apps for Android from the month of March 2015. Some of the apps in the video are new, some of them received updates, and some of them are just plain awesome…

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Android Authority this week – March 29, 2015

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Android fans, this week brought us closer to the release of the hot new Galaxy S6 and One M9; Cyanogen made waves again with its aggressive rhetoric against Google; leaks revealed our first credible look at the LG G4, due in late April; we heard rumors about the One M9+ and the Galaxy S6 Active; Google updated some of its apps and we heard reports about some new ones; a bezel-less Oppo device broke cover; Xiaomi teased a new device for March 31; and finally OnePlus said it’s preparing to unveil a… drone?

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Josh worked hard to get the second big review of the season, the One M9, in time for the embargo on Sunday evening (seriously, HTC, weekend embargoes are always a bad idea). You should definitely check it out if you’re interesting in buying the new M9 or just to see how it stacks up.


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All in all, we’re pretty proud of how the M9 and Galaxy S6 reviews came out, and we hope you find them useful and informative. And we’re not stopping here; expect more comparisons and “feature focus” pieces where we look at the marquee features of both devices in the following days and weeks.

As for what’s next, Lanh has the Galaxy S6 Edge and he’ll be bringing his impressions pretty soon, while our resident ninja, Kevin, is about to get his review of the exotic Meizu M1 Note out in no time.

We’re ramping out our sister site, TabTimes. Derek pushed out a fresh new design and Jon is in charge of bringing you steaming-hot posts about iPad, Android tablets, Windows tablets, and everything else. Let us know what kind of content you would like to see more of!

Last week it was a Galaxy S6. Today, it’s a Nexus 9 that we’re putting up for grabs in our weekly international giveaway. It takes just a minute to throw your name in the hat: check it out here!

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The Friday Debate Podcast

The stuff you shouldn’t miss

Here are some interesting posts for your Sunday reading:

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Top news of the week

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Cyanogen news

LG G4 rumors

LG G4 leak

One M9 and M9+                  

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Active

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge-4

Google apps updates

Look ma, no bezels                  

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Xiaomi is not slowing down

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OnePlus: no Oxygen, just a drone

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