Giveaway: Win a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 case from Mobile Fun!

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When I reviewed it last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was declared the best phone in the world. That almost holds true today because of its premium build and specifications that stand strong against current flagships. There are millions of people around the world who purchased the Galaxy Note 5 and have no regrets about doing so. It’s just a beast of a phone any way you look at it, and maybe you want to protect that pricey investment.

We’re partnering with Mobile Fun to give five of our readers their own case made by Incipio for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

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Verizon slips up and reveals Moto Mods pricing

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Lenovo went public with the Moto Z as its first global flagship least week. Both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force come with a very special feature called Moto Mods, a platform for Lenovo and the company’s partners to give their phones new capabilities through simple modules that attach to sixteen magnetic dots. Since their capabilities are pretty robust, it wouldn’t be surprising to see big price tags on a single Moto Mod. That definitely seems like it’ll be true as someone discovered Verizon’s pricing for select Moto Mods.

Hit the break to see Verizon’s pricing on Moto Mods.

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Leaked image hints at the Galaxy Note 7 featuring a curved edge screen

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It’s a little over halfway through the year, and that means that it’s time for the rumor mill about the next edition of the Galaxy Note series to hit full swing. One of the persistent rumors is that Samsung will avoid calling it the Note 6, and will instead align this year model with the Galaxy S series, giving it the Note 7 moniker instead. Today’s rumor hints that the upcoming handset has a curved screen, which is quite likely considering the popularity of the Galaxy S7 EdgeRead more

The Moto X and Moto Z are scratching two different itches

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After waiting and waiting for a refreshed Moto X, Lenovo gave us the Moto Z. While the Moto Z doesn’t look like a bad phone (Verizon exclusivity notwithstanding), it’s disappointing to not see a true successor to the Moto X line.

Lenovo dropped some good news, though. The Moto X is still alive and well, as the Moto Z was designed to offer a different experience. That means we should eventually see another Moto X phone! Read more

Unlike last year’s Moto X Pure Edition, the unlocked Moto Z will be GSM only

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Logic would dictate that since the Moto Z is going to be a Verizon exclusive until the fall, when the unlocked version finally does arrive it would work with CDMA carriers, such as Verizon itself, as well as GSM carriers. Another indicator pointing to this multi-network functionality is that last year’s Moto X Pure Edition worked across both CDMA AND GSM networks. This, however, will not be the case. It looks like, for some inexplicable reason, Lenovo has decided to take a step back and ‘lock’ the unlocked version of the Moto Z to GSM carriers only.

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Lenovo is saying goodbye to the 3.5mm headphone jack with the new Moto Z

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What one feature is in common between an Android or iOS smartphone, a MacBook or Windows PC, and even controllers for gaming consoles, but not for the new Moto Z? If you read the title to this article than you probably guessed, and correctly I might add, a 3.5mm headphone jack. It looks like Lenovo has decided to hop on the slowly expanding list of manufactures to forgo the jack and leave it off of the newly announced Moto Z in favor of including a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box.

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