Children ‘exercise less as they get older’

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The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Figures suggest that by the final year of primary school, just 17% of pupils are doing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

A spokesman for Public Health England described the drop in activity levels as “concerning”.

More than a third of children in England are overweight by the time they leave primary school.

A new survey from Public Health England and Disney looked at the effects of physical activity on children’s emotional wellbeing

More than 1,000 children aged five to 11 were questioned, with their parents acknowledging that being active made their children feel happier (79%), more confident (72%), and more sociable (74%).

But the survey also found that children’s overall happiness declined with age, with 64% of five-and six-year-olds saying they always felt happy, compared with just 48% of 11-year-olds.

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“Children’s physical activity levels in England are alarmingly low, and the drop in activity from the ages of five to 12 is concerning,” said Public Health England’s Eustace de Sousa.

“Children who get enough physical activity are mentally and physically healthier, and have all-round better development into adulthood – getting into the habit of doing short bursts of activity early can deliver lifelong benefits.”

Currently, just 23% of boys and 20% of girls, between the ages of five and 15, meet the national recommended level of activity, according to an NHS report published last December.

“Not being very good” was cited by many children as the reason they did not take part in some physical activities, with older children more likely to be self-conscious than their younger counterparts: 29% of 11-year-olds compared with 17% of five-year-olds.

As part of the Change4Life campaign, Sport England and Disney have joined forces to launch a 10 Minute Shake Ups programme, encouraging children to take part in accessible activities across the school holidays.

“The 10 Minute Shake Ups provide a load of fun activities to get kids moving more,” said Olympic marathon swimmer Keri-anne Payne, who is backing the campaign.

“Being active is not just for Olympians, it’s for everyone. ”

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HOW TO GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYES

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A build-up of late nights, early mornings and constant use of smartphones has left many of us with burdened by the appearance of dark under-eye circles but just how do you get rid of them?

Something we all struggle with, you’ve no doubt Googled the best way to banish your bags but a regular routine of seven to eight hours sleep and not drinking any alcohol before bed just isn’t always feasible.

Alas, it’s time hit refresh on tired peepers with a little help from some well-versed beauty heroes.

Aside from getting more kip, staying hydrated is key because when the body is starved of water, it responds by retaining as much as it can, thus causing puffy under-eye circles. As such, opt for a hydrating, gentle cleanser or make-up remover so not to cause any trauma or irritation which could cause inflammation.

Alternatively, there are a slew of topical treatments that can help you on your way. The first of which is retinoids which help to stimulate the production of collagen, making the skin less thin while recovering volume and firmness.

A word of warning here though, this ingredient when used in its purest form is rather potent and as such, can irritate the sensitive skin around the eye area. Instead, opt for a cream that contains a lower dose of retinol and work from there.

When it comes to applying said eye creams, other key ingredients to look out for include hyaluronic acid and glycerin. For best results, apply at night so the skin around your eyes doesn’t become irritated or inflamed and again in the morning.

If you feel like your moisturiser could do with a boost, using an eye massager like Foreo’s IRIS will do the trick. Known to promote blood flow to the area, regular use of a beauty tool like this will prevent blood from pooling in the capillaries under the eyes and increase product absorption.

When all else fails, remember you’ve still got makeup and a hardworking concealer will work wonders while you’re attempting to improve your eye bags.

Here, look to the beauty world’s obsession with colour correcting and opt for a cover-up that will counteract dark circles. If yours err towards a bluish purple tone then a yellow concealer is best while any redness should be tackled with a green-tones product to help camouflage it.

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Skyrocketing memory prices may get worse before getting better

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The price of desktop RAM keeps on going up, and the disappointing trend is expect to continue for a good chunk of 2017.

Right now, the best price you’re going to find for 2 x 8GB desktop DDR4 RAM modules on Newegg is about $73. But if you want something from a larger brand like G.Skill or Corsair, expect to pay more—those 16GB kits are frequently selling for more than $100.

The price increases began around mid-2016, as Newegg Business noted in a blog post in August. PCPartPicker’s memory price trend page indeed shows the cost of all types of RAM surging upward since May or so. The reason at the time was that the big money was in producing DRAM for mobile devices, followed by servers, and then finally desktops.

Since then not much has changed, with mobile device production being so big the demand is outstripping supply. At least that’s the word from DigiTimes. The newspaper spoke with Pei-Ing Lee, president of Nanya Technology, a RAM manufacturer based in Taiwan. Lee told DigiTimes that global RAM supply is still falling just short of demand—a situation Lee doesn’t expect to see improve in the spring.

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By the third quarter (July through September) prices could stabilize, according to Lee. But all that really means is the price will stop going up.

Lee’s view is, of course, only one opinion, but it’s a well informed one, and corresponds to overall trends in RAM pricing. As PC Gamer points out, pricing is seriously rising. A 2 x 8GB kit of G.Skill DDR4-2400 RAM was priced around $75 at Newegg in late November (the cheapest vendor at the time), but that RAM is now hitting $92 at the same outlet, according to PC Part Picker’s pricing history. In mid-December you could’ve picked-up Patriot Viper Elite 2 x 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM for $80, but today that kit would set you back at least $100.

The impact on you at home: If you need to buy RAM for a new system, it appears there’s no real reason to wait as you’ll be paying extra now and possibily paying even more in the coming weeks. Anyone planning a rebuild later in 2017, however, might want to buy their RAM now, as reusing your DDR3 from an older PC may not work.

With the switch to Intel’s Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, modern systems require the newer DDR4 RAM or low-voltage DDR3L memory. On the AMD side, the DDR4-supporting Ryzen is rolling out in the coming weeks.

The price of desktop RAM keeps on going up, and the disappointing trend is expect to continue for a good chunk of 2017.

Right now, the best price you’re going to find for 2 x 8GB desktop DDR4 RAM modules on Newegg is about $73. But if you want something from a larger brand like G.Skill or Corsair, expect to pay more—those 16GB kits are frequently selling for more than $100.

The price increases began around mid-2016, as Newegg Business noted in a blog post in August. PCPartPicker’s memory price trend page indeed shows the cost of all types of RAM surging upward since May or so. The reason at the time was that the big money was in producing DRAM for mobile devices, followed by servers, and then finally desktops.

Since then not much has changed, with mobile device production being so big the demand is outstripping supply. At least that’s the word from DigiTimes. The newspaper spoke with Pei-Ing Lee, president of Nanya Technology, a RAM manufacturer based in Taiwan. Lee told DigiTimes that global RAM supply is still falling just short of demand—a situation Lee doesn’t expect to see improve in the spring.

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Gordon Mah Ung

By the third quarter (July through September) prices could stabilize, according to Lee. But all that really means is the price will stop going up.

Lee’s view is, of course, only one opinion, but it’s a well informed one, and corresponds to overall trends in RAM pricing. As PC Gamer points out, pricing is seriously rising. A 2 x 8GB kit of G.Skill DDR4-2400 RAM was priced around $75 at Newegg in late November (the cheapest vendor at the time), but that RAM is now hitting $92 at the same outlet, according to PC Part Picker’s pricing history. In mid-December you could’ve picked-up Patriot Viper Elite 2 x 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM for $80, but today that kit would set you back at least $100.

The impact on you at home: If you need to buy RAM for a new system, it appears there’s no real reason to wait as you’ll be paying extra now and possibily paying even more in the coming weeks. Anyone planning a rebuild later in 2017, however, might want to buy their RAM now, as reusing your DDR3 from an older PC may not work.

With the switch to Intel’s Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, modern systems require the newer DDR4 RAM or low-voltage DDR3L memory. On the AMD side, the DDR4-supporting Ryzen is rolling out in the coming weeks.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get Nougat in India, Samsung Pay teased

Samsung has just launched the Android 7.0 Nougat updates the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in India. The company has begun a global rollout recently and India is the next market to get the latest and greatest from Google.

The OTA firmware for both devices is quite hefty at about 1.3GB and includes the latest Android, as well as improvements to TouchWiz, Always-On-Display, and security .

There is one more surprise for the Samsung fans in India – Samsung Pay app comes as part of the Nougat update. There is an official teaser included, which says “The future of payments is coming soon!”. This could only mean Samsung is getting ready to expand the Samsung Pay service to India soon.

So, if you live in India and own a Galaxy S7 smartphone – the Nougat update should be waiting for you. And in the upcoming weeks or months you will be able to use Samsung Pay.

IIM Bill 2017: Approved by cabinet, students will now get degrees instead of diplomas

The Bill enables the IIMs to award degrees instead of diplomas.

In picture, IIM-Calcutta (File Photo)

In picture, IIM-Calcutta (File Photo)

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The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017, granting them complete autonomy. Under the Bill, the IIMs would be declared as institutions of national importance and provided statutory powers.

After getting an approval from the law ministry, the human resource development (HRD) ministry may place the proposed draft of the Bill in the upcoming budget session of the parliament.

Till now, only 20 premier institutes give post graduate diplomas to the students.

The Bill enables the IIMs to award degrees instead of diplomas.

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted:

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As per the sources, the Bill will grant powers to the board of governors to order a probe against an IIM director, if his institute fails to perform as per the proposed Act. A person similar to the rank of a High Court judge will conduct the investigation.

According to the proposed draft, the board must evaluate the performance of the new institute within the first three years of its set up and continue to check on a period of short intervals.

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30 tasty tips for Android Nougat: Get more out of your Android phone

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Mmm…Nougat. What better way to start a new year than with a fresh flavor for your favorite Android phone?

Google’s latest major Android release may have officially launched last fall, but if you’re like most folks, you’ll probably be getting your first taste of Nougat—also known as Android 7—in 2017. If you want timely Android updates, Google’s own Nexus and Pixel phones are the only way to go—all other devices depend on third-party manufacturers to prepare and provide rollouts. And as we see time and time again, that tends to result in slow and uncertain progress.

Once you’ve got the software, though, there’s plenty to be learned about Google’s most recent mobile efforts. Here are some practical tips to help you get the most out of Android’s newest features—both the marquee additions and the less obvious little touches.

(Note that these tips are written specifically as they apply to Google’s core Android 7.0 and 7.1 software. Many device manufacturers modify the operating system to put their own spin on the features and interface, which could result in some elements looking different or even being absent altogether on certain devices.)

Nougat 101

1. Nougat makes it easier than ever to move between apps: Just double-tap your device’s Overview key (the typically square-shaped icon next to Home) to snap between your two most recently used processes. Think of it like Alt-Tab for Android.

2. Speaking of the Overview key, it gains a new function in Nougat: The native-to-Android ability to split your screen in half and view two apps on-screen at the same time. While you have an app actively open, press and hold the Overview key—or alternatively, tap it once to view your most recently used apps, and then press and hold any app and drag it to the top of the screen to initiate the split-screen view. When you’re ready to go back to a regular single-app view, press and hold the Overview key to exit.

3. Want to copy text from one app to another while using Nougat’s split-screen mode? Select the text you want, then press and hold your finger on the screen for a second and drag it to the other window. As long as the apps you’re using allow it, the text will automatically paste over.

4. Little-known fact: You can use Nougat’s split-screen mode to view two different Chrome tabs side by side. Open a new tab in Chrome, press and hold the Overview key and then tap Chrome’s three-dot menu icon (in the upper-right corner of the screen). Look for the option labeled “Move to other window.”

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You can use Nougat’s split-screen mode to view two different Chrome tabs side by side.

5. One more Overview-related tip: You probably already know you can remove any recently used app from the list by swiping it to the left or right. As of Nougat, Android also has a native command for clearing all of the apps away at once (something many third-party manufacturers have implemented in their versions of Android for some time now). Scroll all the way up to the top of the Overview list to find it.

6. If your device has Android 7.1, try pressing and holding an icon on your home screen. That’ll cause compatible apps to pop up shortcuts to commonly used functions—like calling a favorite contact in the Phone app or opening a new tab in Chrome. (If you have Android 7.1 and aren’t having any luck, try installing and using the Google Now Launcher.)

7. Need to jump between sections in your system settings? Nougat has a new quick-navigation menu for that very purpose. Swipe inward from the left of the screen or look for the three-line “hamburger” icon in the upper-left corner to find it.

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Nougat has a new quick-navigation menu.

8. If you ever find yourself in the Apps section of your system settings, take note: As of Nougat, you can quickly scroll through the list of installed apps by moving your finger downward on the very rightmost edge of the screen. That’ll cause a letter-driven fast-scroll interface to appear.

Quick Settings

9. The Quick Settings panel on Nougat has some subtle but significant new features. First: When you swipe down once from the top of your screen, you’ll now see a series of quick-access icons for things like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and airplane mode. Tapping any of the icons in that area will toggle the associated function on or off.

10. When you swipe down twice from the top of the screen—or swipe down once with two fingers—you’ll see an expanded list of larger tiles. Tapping an icon in that area will open more detailed controls for the associated function (if such controls are available).

11. In either section of the Quick Settings panel, you can long-press any icon to go directly to the associated area of your full system settings.

12. Nougat’s Quick Settings tiles are fully customizable. Swipe down from the top of your screen twice, then tap the edit command—which may be either the word “Edit” in the lower-right corner or a pencil icon in the upper-right corner—to rearrange the icons and add or remove functions from the list.

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Nougat’s Quick Settings tiles are fully customizable.

13. When editing your Quick Settings, pay careful attention to which icons you place in the first six positions. The icons in those spots will appear as the quick-access toggles in the smaller (single-swipe-down) view.

14. If your phone is managed by a workplace, look for a tile in your Quick Settings called “Work Mode.” Tapping it will switch between a work profile—with work-related apps and settings—and a personal profile that has your own personal apps and none of the company stuff.

15. You can add even more tiles into your Quick Settings by way of third-party apps. Weather Quick Settings Tile, for example, will put the latest local conditions into your panel, while Ringer Modes will give you a simple one-touch toggle for changing your phone’s sound profile. (Want even more options? I assembled a detailed list of Android’s best Quick Settings add-ons.)

16. Android 7.1 supports a new native night mode, but it’s available only on select devices with compatible hardware. If your device has it, you’ll see a tile called Night Light in your Quick Settings area. Tapping that tile will tint your screen to make it easier on the eyes in dim lighting.

17. Save yourself a tap and tell your device to activate Night Light on its own when needed. Just navigate to the Display section of your system settings and tap the item labeled “Night Light,” then tap “Turn on automatically” and select either “Sunset to sunrise” or “Custom schedule.” (As you’d expect, this setting will show up only on devices where Night Light is supported.)

Notifications

18. Notifications in Nougat are bundled by app—so if you have, say, three new email alerts from Gmail, they’ll all appear within a single card in your notification panel. You can tap any such card to fan it out into individual mini-cards with more detailed info, and you can tap on any of those mini-cards to expand it and gain access to action-performing buttons (like commands for archiving or replying right then and there).

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Notifications in Nougat are now bundled by app.

19. Feel like an app is pinging your phone a little too frequently? Press and hold one of its notifications (or slide the notification slightly to either side and tap the gear icon that appears). That’ll give you controls for silencing all future notifications from the app or even blocking them entirely.

20. Android’s Do Not Disturb mode scores a handy new trick in Nougat: The ability to keep your phone quiet at night and then automatically turn your sound back to normal when your alarm goes off in the morning. To set it up, go into the Sound section of your system settings and tap “Do not disturb” followed by “Automatic rules.” Use the on-screen command to add a new rule, then select “Time rule” and name it whatever you’d like. Set up the days and times for whenever you want your phone to stay silent, then be sure to set the “Do not disturb” setting to either “Alarms only” or “Priority only” and activate the “Alarm can override end time” option.

Advanced options

21. Stop squinting! For the farsighted folks among us, Nougat introduces a long overdue option to increase the size of everything on your screen. Look for the “Display size” line in the Display section of your system settings.

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Huawei launched its EMUI 5.0 launcher based on Android Nougat 7.0 along with the flagship Mate 9 and seeded it to the P9 and P9 Plus and Mate 8 since.

The company isn’t done yet though as the affordable Huawei smartphones will also get the upgrade shortly. A roadmap leaked on Weibo shows us Huawei Nova will be the first lucky device in March, followed by Huawei Honor Note 8 and Huawei G9 Plus in April.

Honor 6X came out two months ago and looks like it needs some time to live along with the previous EMUI before getting the 5.0 upgrade in May. The same month will be the lucky one for one of Huawei’s tablets – the MediaPad M3.

The roadmap actually has three columns – one for the beta testing rollout, the second for the end of this period and the third is the actual launch date. This means that there might be some delays should testing for any of the devices not go according to plan.

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Get off that couch to beat dementia: Experts to older folks

Sedentary older adults with no genetic risk factors for dementia may be just as likely to develop the disease as those who are genetically predisposed, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have warned.

The study , which followed more than 1,600 Canadians over five years, sheds new light on the relationship between genes, lifestyle risk factors and dementia.

Researchers also found out that while the carriers of a variant of the `apolipo protein E’ genotype are more likely to develop dementia, inactivity dramatically increases the risk for non-carriers. “The important message here is that being inactive may completely negate the protective effects of a healthy set of genes,“ said Jennifer Heisz, assistant professor at McMaster University, Canada.

“Given that most individuals are not at genetic risk, physical exercise may be an effective prevention strategy,“ she added. About 47.5 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. The number is expected to surge to 115.4 million by 2050, the researchers said. With no known cure, there is an urgent need to explore, identify and change lifestyle factors that can reduce dementia risk, they added.

“This research shows that exercise can mitigate the risk of dementia for people without the variant of the apolipo protein genotype. However, more research is needed to determine the implications from a public health perspective,“ said Parminder Raina from McMaster

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Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series devices will get Nougat update, report confirms

Samsung will roll out the Android Nougat update to its Galaxy A (2016) series devices as well, according to a new report. This means that the 2016 iterations of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9, and Galaxy A9 Pro will all get the update.

There’s, however, no word on exactly when the roll-out would begin, although given that even the South Korean tech giant’s flagships haven’t received the update yet, we’re not expecting the Galaxy A (2016) Nougat update to be released anytime soon.

In case you missed, Samsung has reopened registrations for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edgeNougat beta, at least in the UK. And the company is also expected to open the registrations for those in the US by this week end.

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You have to trade-in your Galaxy Note7, what should you get?

After glowing reviews, the future of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 proved dim. Now everyone who bought one faces a question – what do I get now? It’s not easy to replace one of the best reviewed and best received phones, but we have no other choice but to try.

We will split this in two – alternatives from the Galaxy (because Samsung gives better financial incentives if you stick with their brand) and anything else.

A Galaxy alternative

Clearly, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the closest alternative. It has a similar-sized curved screen (5.5″ vs. 5.7″), same chipset, same waterproofing, same camera, same battery (S7 edge is actually ahead on this one) and so on.

It’s all the same with one major exception – no S Pen. That is in the exclusive purview of the Note series. Sure, you can go one generation back and get the Galaxy Note5 (there was no Note6). However, you’ll lose the microSD slot and waterproofing, the Dual Pixel autofocus on the camera, USB Type-C as well and the chipset is a generation older.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge • Samsung Galaxy Note5

While you’re at it, have a look at the Galaxy A8 (2016). It has a 5.7″ Super AMOLED screen (1080p resolution, though) and an all-metal body (no glass on the back). This phone uses the same chipset as the Galaxy Note5 but does have a microSD card. No S Pen, of course, but that was to be expected.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) is a solid (if rare) choice too. It grows the Super AMOLED screen to 6″ (the 1080p resolution is a bit of a stretch here) and uses a decently powerful Snapdragon 652. Its 16MP camera boasts OIS, something the A8 (2016) lacks. The non-Pro Galaxy A9 (2016) is easier to find in stores worldwide, but it drops the main camera to 13MP (keeping the OIS) and the battery capacity from the impressive 5,000mAh to the still plentiful 4,000mAh (Note7 had 3,500mAh, Note5 just 3,000mAh).

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) • Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)

Samsung has many other phones with Super AMOLED screens ranging from 5.5″ to 6″. On8, C7, A7, plenty of choices, but they are more mid-fielders than flagship alternatives.

Looking elsewhere

The premium Pixel XL has a 5.5″ AMOLED screen with QHD resolution and is the first to launch with Android 7.1 Nougat and with Snapdragon 821. It’s not waterproof, but is at least splash resistant. It has the impressive 12MP camera from the now defunct Nexus phones that feels great shooting at night.

Defunct or not, the Huawei-built Nexus 6P is still an awesome choice. It boasts a bigger AMOLED screen – 5.7″ QHD – excellent stereo speakers around it. It does use the older Snapdragon 810 chipset with “only” 3GB of RAM, but as discussed, its camera is awesome.

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Google Pixel XL • Huawei Nexus 6P

The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple’s new darling – its first with a water resistant body and a dual camera (12MP). It also boasts what’s probably the best mobile chipset, a promise of software updates that can make even the Nexuses a little bit jealous and an app/accessory ecosystem that’s second to none.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Speaking of dual-cameras (16MP 75° + 8MP 135°), the LG V20 has that, plus a dual-FoV selfie camera and a second screen (Always on). This heavily loaded phone has a MIL-STD-810G rating of ruggedness (no water resistance, though), but a sleeker, more attractive body than the V10.

LG V20
LG V20

We looked over the conclusion in our Galaxy Note7 review. The first alternative offered there is the Moto Z – a super thin (5.2mm!) phone with a metal frame, 5.5″ QHD AMOLED screen, 13MP camera with OIS and Snapdragon 820. The Moto Z Force alternative gives the 2,600mAh battery a much-needed boost to 3,500mAh (matching the Note7) and ups the camera to 21MP (keeping the OIS and f/1.8 aperture).

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Motorola Moto Z • Motorola Moto Z Force

The breed of €400 flagship killers has plenty to offer too. The ZTE Axon 7 (available in the US and elsewhere) boasts powerful stereo speakers around its 5.5″ QHD screen (an AMOLED, of course), a 20MP OIS camera (f/1.8 lens) and Snapdragon 820 with 3,250mAh battery.

The OnePlus 3 drops the screen resolution to 1080p, but it’s an AMOLED built by Samsung. It has a 16MP camera with OIS and a Snapdragon 820 chipset with a wild 6GB of RAM.

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ZTE Axon 7 • OnePlus 3

Huawei has more to contribute to this discussion than a Nexus. The Huawei P9 Plus boasts the same Leica-branded dual camera (12MP) and a 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen (1080p). It’s powered by a Kirin 955 chipset and despite being thinner than the Note7 (7mm vs. 7.9mm) it has a comparable battery (3,400mAh).

And to go out with a bang, the Huawei Honor Note 8 has a beastly 6.6″ Super AMOLED display (yep) with QHD resolution and a large 4,500mAh battery. It’s powered by the same chipset as the P9 Plus, but boasts a 13MP OIS-enabled camera (just the one).

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Huawei P9 Plus • Huawei Honor Note 8

Well, which one are you getting? Is it something not on this list – it’s far from exhaustive, it’s just some of the better known, easy to find devices that can live up to the Galaxy Note7 experience. Not one with a stylus to match the S Pen, though. LG had some phones with a capacitive stylus, but they fell off the map, perhaps the rumored Surface phone can fill that gap.

 source”cnbc”