Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

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The Galaxy Alpha smartphone is Samsung's experiment on using metal for its body construct and is positioned to compete against the iPhone 6. Does Samsung's experimentation with the 4.7-inch Alpha pay off? We investigate.

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

Xiaomi's newly released Mi Note phablet has drawn a lot of comparisons to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus (not least from Xiaomi itself). But are those comparisons warranted? We take a closer look to see how it holds up to scrutiny when placed side by side with the iPhone 6 Plus.

These are the tech trends to expect in 2015

These are the tech trends to expect in 2015

What are some of the trends that would define the mobile, TV, computing, automobile, wearable, audio, and gaming spaces this year? After trimming the frivolous, here's a list of what we feel are the most important ones based on what we saw at CES 2015.

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

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Samsung's popular SSD 840 Evo now has a new successor in the form of the SSD 850 Evo. This new drive uses Samsung's newest 32-layer 3D TLC V-NAND and also the brand new MGX controller. Is it still the mainstream drive to beat? We find out.

First looks: Bose’s expanded SoundTouch Wi-Fi System

First looks: Bose’s expanded SoundTouch Wi-Fi System

Bose had their new series of SoundTouch speakers on display in a Beach Villa at the Equarius Hotel, and we were on hand to have a quick first look at the new units.

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

Like the budget Redmi series, Xiaomi's flagship Mi series finally has its own large-screen smartphone, the Mi Note. Here are our first impressions of this 5.7-inch phablet.

HTC Desire Eye smartphone: An eye-opener for the selfie crowd

HTC Desire Eye smartphone: An eye-opener for the selfie crowd

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The HTC Desire Eye is the first of its kind in the industry with two 13-megapixel cameras, one on the front and one on the back. Clearly aimed at the selfie crowd, can the Desire Eye stand out among the competition?

Aftershock Titan V2.1 review: With great power, comes great size

Aftershock Titan V2.1 review: With great power, comes great size

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Aftershock's back with their latest refresh of the their Titan notebook. We find out if the new Titan with dual GeForce GTX 980M GPUs and its menacing performance is enough to stand up to other gaming notebooks recently released.

Interesting sights of CES 2015

Interesting sights of CES 2015

As the world's largest tech expo, CES 2015, comes to an end, the HardwareZone team amassed quite a bit of interesting sights from the show. We've compiled most of them in this article for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

We've previously had a detailed hands-on with the MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and its dock. In light of MSI's recent reveal of the machine at CES 2015, we now have the performance numbers to go along with our earlier article. Find out if this unique proposition can deliver!

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