Which Is The Best Budget 5G Phone?

KEY POINTS

  • Samsung has announced the new Galaxy A42 5G, a budget smartphone with support for 5G
  • The device is cheaper than the OnePlus Nord
  • The Galaxy A42 5G’s specs aren’t top-tier, but its price won’t hurt the wallet

South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new 5G smartphone that’s more affordable than the newly-released Galaxy S20 FE – and is even cheaper than the OnePlus Nord.

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy A42 5G, its first budget smartphone offering support for 5G connectivity. The device will be sold for £349 (about $455) in the U.K. and is cheaper than the OnePlus Nord by about £30 since the latter currently sells for £379 apiece. It is the latest in Samsung’s attempts to win a bigger share in the smartphone market, particularly in the budget device category.

The new Galaxy A42 5G boasts midrange specs that are comparable to the

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Here’s why Amazon pulled the plug on its first big budget video game ‘Crucible’ shortly after launch

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Amazon Game Studios and Relentless Studios’ online third-person shooter Crucible will be taken offline. An entry labeled as a “final update” on its official development blog went up late on Friday afternoon to inform fans and beta testers that work on the game would be discontinued.

Crucible had been in development since 2014 when it launched on May 20, and was heralded as Amazon’s big attempt to break into the video game market. It was initially free to play and download, with a number of in-game purchases that offered new character costumes, additional currency, and other extras.

However, Crucible quickly ran into a host of problems, including server issues, lukewarm reviews, and criticism over its “freemium” pricing model. A little over a month later, on June 30, Amazon yanked Crucible from digital storefronts and returned it to a closed beta.

Since then, Crucible‘s primary developers at Seattle-based

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A Budget Smartphone Certain to Become Another Favorite

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, launched the Nokia 2.4 for its Filipino fans, that is sure to become another favorite.

Starting 9th October until 15th October, fans can pre-order their very own Nokia 2.4 for only Php6,990, exclusively on Shopee. Shipping of pre-ordered devices and retail roll out will begin on 16th October.

The next-generation Nokia 2 brings advanced AI imaging features including Night mode and Portrait mode, enabling fans to take photos to the next level. Fans can also see the bigger picture as they enjoy apps and games for longer – thanks to its immersive and large 6.5” HD+ screen and a two-day battery life[i]. The Nokia 2.4 is also equipped with modern essentials like fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature giving fans effortless access and added security for their smartphone. Plus, the Nokia 2.4 comes with our Android promise, giving fans three

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Australian science and technology sectors talk of ‘revival’ as Federal Government splashes the cash in Budget

It was 2013 and the Coalition, under the leadership of Tony Abbott, had just taken power.

The new prime minister unveiled his cabinet, what he called one of the most experienced in Australian history.

But one portfolio was missing.

For the first time since 1931, there was no minister for science.

The CSIRO, and the country’s climate science body was significantly watered down.

A year later, the science portfolio would be reinstated, but for many in the science community, the damage was done.

Fast forward to today and it’s a different story: the Morrison Government is winning widespread praise from the science and technology sectors.

As soon as the Budget landed this week the praise started flowing from science bodies across the country.

The Budget would spur a “research revival”, according to Science & Technology Australia, Australia’s peak body for science and tech industries.

It said it was a “shot

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A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers



a hand holding a cellphone: Poco X3 review: A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers


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Poco X3 review: A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers

Even if you aren’t familiar with the Poco X2, you must have come across it in buying guides, or in many of our reviews. This is because it offers plenty of hardware for your buck, making it good value for money.

At Rs 17,499, the Poco X2 is a proper budget gaming smartphone. It focussed on delivering just one thing — performance. And this made it more of a gaming smartphone than anything else.

With the Poco X3, things have been improved. I received the 8GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant in the ‘Shadow Black’ finish of the Poco X3 for review. And after using it for more than a week, it’s easy to conclude that it still is an excellent budget gaming smartphone.

But thanks to the improvements

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Gateway’s Back With an Imperfect But Delightful Budget Gaming Laptop



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I have fond memories of late 90s and early 2000s Gateway computers. Sure, they were my dad’s preferred PC brand. So by proxy, it was ours until us kids went to college. But they were reliable, inexpensive machines. We didn’t need the latest and greatest when our social lives revolved around what we could do with the chore money we earned taking out the garbage. I played too many games on mine, spent too much time chatting with friends on AIM, but I also learned how to take it apart and put it back together. I got more out of it than I ever thought I would, and that’s how I feel about this brand new Gateway Creator series laptop: it’s got some head-scratcher design choices, but the laptop is way better than I thought it would be.

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Gateway, the iconic “cow brand” of

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A Budget Gaming Laptop That’s Delightful But Imperfect

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Photo: Joanna Nelius/Gizmodo

I have fond memories of late 90s and early 2000s Gateway computers. Sure, they were my dad’s preferred PC brand. So by proxy, it was ours until us kids went to college. But they were reliable, inexpensive machines. We didn’t need the latest and greatest when our social lives revolved around what we can do with the chore money we earned taking out the garbage. I played too many games on mine, spent too much time chatting with friends on AIM, but I also learned how to take it apart and put it back together. I got more out of it than I ever thought I would, and that’s how I feel about this brand new Gateway Creator series laptop: it’s got some head-scratcher design choices, but the laptop is way better than I thought it would be.

Gateway, the iconic “cow brand”

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Australian Treasurer Says Budget Assumes Virus Vaccine Next Year

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a row of computer equipment on a table: Glass vials move along a conveyor at the Gerresheimer AG medical glassware factory in Buende, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Gerresheimer has built up capacity and most of its factories are operating around the clock as the company holds talks with pharma companies, working on a coronavirus vaccine.


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Glass vials move along a conveyor at the Gerresheimer AG medical glassware factory in Buende, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Gerresheimer has built up capacity and most of its factories are operating around the clock as the company holds talks with pharma companies, working on a coronavirus vaccine.

Australia’s budget forecasts will assume a coronavirus vaccine will be developed in the next year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says.

“The budget takes into account the possibility that is the case,” Frydenberg told Sky News Australia in a segment from an interview to be broadcast Monday”. “We have factored in those issues related to the vaccine and those will be available on budget night.”

Assuming a vaccine is available in 2021 will be a positive for the economic outlook, as it may signal a return to international travel and foreign tourist spending. Frydenberg is set to use

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New camera features, budget prices

Google is tapping out of the super-expensive smartphone race.



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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

With its latest line of Pixel devices, announced in an online event Wednesday, Google appears to be targeting a more cost-conscious user than the premium smartphones from competitors such as Apple and Samsung — many of which cost upwards of $1,000 and some as much as $2,000. The Pixel 5 starts at $699 and the Pixel 4a 5G starts at $499. Meanwhile, the Pixel 4a that launched earlier this year costs $399.

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Those lower prices do come with some sacrifices. Both Pixel phones have less powerful processors and displays than the top devices from Samsung and Apple, and the Pixel 4a 5G is not waterproof, though the Pixel 5 is.

Japan will be the first country to get the Pixel 4a 5G on October 15, with the phone set to launch

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Digital identity checks to be expanded under $800m new-technology budget package



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The Morrison government will expand the use of digital identity checks when businesses and individuals access services online, as part of an $800m package in next week’s budget to increase the take-up of new technologies.

As the government puts the finishing touches on its delayed budget, which is expected to foreshadow a deficit north of $200bn and ongoing high unemployment, the Coalition is rolling out a series of announcements that it says are designed to get the economy moving again.

But the government is coming under pressure for reducing the rate of jobkeeper and jobseeker payments over the past few days, with Labor accusing Scott Morrison of “mishandling this worst recession in almost a century” by cutting economic support “without a proper jobs plan to replace it”.



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Digital identity scanner

The biggest chunk of new funding in the

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