The best Android tips and tricks from last week: May 26 – June 1

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As we close out one week and head off into another, now is a great time to look back at the best tips and tricks from the past week (May 26 – June 1). Some of the tips you may recognize, some may be new to you, but all the tutorials below are worthy of another mention.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Review

There’s a school of thought which says “Why design something perfectly in the first place when you can just have a good stab at it and then iterate quickly to get to the same end point?” This is something that Google loves doing with its products, and it’s quite clearly what Sony has been up to with the Z series.

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LG G3 vs. LG G2: Specs Comparison

LG has just unveiled its latest flagship handset for 2014 — the LG G3. As the leaks had indicated, the G3 is an absolute power house. It is filled to the brim with features and is among the first phones from a major OEM to sport a Quad HD display. LG has also paid attention to customer feedback and included a microSD card slot, a removable battery and a simpler UI on the G3.

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15 Beautiful 2K QHD wallpapers for your brand new LG G3

The LG G3 was unveiled yesterday, touting a gorgeous 5.5″ 2K QHD LCD screen at an amazing 1440 x 2560 resolution. If you’re planning on buying this phone, you might be stuck wondering where to find wallpapers that fit this new resolution. Until various wallpaper sites start offering this new resolution, we’ve done some of the hard work and found and resized 15 gorgeous high-resolution images for you to use on the G3.

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5 Features that would have made the LG G3 even more awesome

Earlier today, I shared with you the 5 features that I really love in LG’s new flagship G3 device and that give it the upper hand over its competitors and its G2 predecessor. But nothing is perfect, especially in the tech and gadget world, and I, like many others, am left wondering about the options that would have made this G3 even more awesome — maybe those will be the features we’ll see in the G4 next year?

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In Focus: The Galaxy S5′s Phase Detection, LG G3′s Laser Autofocus, and HTC One M8′s Duo Camera

Smartphone manufacturers have been pushing the envelope lately on photography and camera technology, employing new ways to help you get the best out of that small sensor that’s strapped to the back of your phone. In the past few months, we’ve seen several different takes on the camera’s focus problem, including HTC’s Duo Camera Refocus, Samsung’s Phase Detection Autofocus, and LG’s Laser Autofocus. Does this jargon sound too technical to you? If so, we’ll do our best to explain it in simpler terms below.

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ChargeKey Review: Carry a charging cable on your keyring

Despite how much smartphones have evolved in the past couple of years, one aspect seems to be stuck only incrementally increasing at a snail pace — battery life. With our phones serving so many new uses, their battery drains even faster, and the hindrance of charging them frequently follows us everywhere. That’s where an accessory like the ChargeKey can come in handy.