What are the best smartphones with IR blaster?

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    #1Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    Released in 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the first Samsung phones with a curved display. Along the Galaxy S6, it is also the first Samsung phone to support wireless charging. S6 Edge has an octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.


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    Edward Fernandez
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "5.1-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 577 pixels per inch is the great option. For IR blaster feature, it also works!"
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    #2Huawei Mate 9

    Huawei Mate 9

    The Huawei Mate 9 is one of the flagship smartphones of 2016 by Huawei. It features an excellent Leica dual camera, integration with Alexa voice service, a 4000mAh battery for almost 2 days of use and a dual-SIM tray. 


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    Aurora Zepeda
    Written on March 3, 2018
    " For me, the Huawei Mate 9 filled all of my wants and then some. Not only does it have great call quality, one of the best battery capacities on the market, and take amazing pictures, it also has the ability to control TVs (or anything that uses a remote) with its built-in IR blaster. This is a super handy feature for anyone who is like me and can't keep track of their remotes."
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    #3LG G3

    LG G3

    With LG G3 32GB 4G LTE Smartphone for Verizon and Page Plus, you can experience four times the resolution of HD, with a 5.5" Quad HD screen to display makes all of your movies, photos, and games look stunning. Micro SD: 128GB up to 2TB, Quad-Band GSM and various Sync methods.


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    Kevin Pena
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "This is a great phone. I love how big the screen is. I can see it with no problem. It takes great pictures and IR blaster works really well. "


An IR blaster, or an infrared blaster, is a device that turns a mobile phone into a remote control. With an IR blaster, a mobile phone can emulate an infrared remote control by “blasting” infrared signals to the device. As with most remote controls for home use, a mobile phone with an IR blaster is equipped with an infrared diode at the pointing end. Every button on the virtual remote control has a pattern of light pulses unique to it. When a button is pressed, the IR blaster sends the specific signal, which the receiver on the device recognizes and responds to.


Infrared is an electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than that of visible light. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1800. Herschel, a British astronomer, was investigating the different temperatures of colors. He discovered infrared by placing a thermometer next to the red light. This led him to the conclusion that there exists an invisible type of light. He named it infrared, with ‘infra’ being the Latin word for ‘below.’ Infrared is everywhere, because most warm objects that aren’t hot enough to emit visible light emit infrared. Half of the energy the earth receives from the sun is in the form of infrared radiation. Infrared is widely used in thermal imaging, short-range wireless communication, and in astronomy.

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    #4ZTE Nubia Z17

    ZTE Nubia Z17

    ZTE Nubia Z17 has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It has a Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core chipset. It has 4g lte and a 23 MP + 12 Dual Rear Camera, and its water-resistant with its full metal unibody. The Qualcomm QC 4+ reduces heat and extends battery life. 



    Michael Ray
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This phone rocks! It's priced less then the big name brands too. It did everything I wanted it to and a whole lot more! "
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    #5LG V20

    LG V20

    LG V20 is the successor to the LG V10, with a 5.7-inch IPS main screen at QHD resolution that adds a secondary screen above for notifications and shortcuts. It has a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. 


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    Dennis Armstrong
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "This is an epic phone from LG. It has a wide screen that I use to watch videos in HD. The best thing about it is the Hi-Fi digital to analog converter which allows me to capture high quality audio. I love to use this phone to listen to my favorite song albums. "
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    #6Xiaomi Redmi 3

    Xiaomi Redmi 3

    XiaoMi Redmi 3 is a phone with a 16Gb internal memory, Android 5.1 Snapdragon 616 64bit Octa Core 16GB ROM 2GB RAM 13.0MP + 5.0MP Cameras and a huge battery. 



    Xu Pan
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "If you're looking for an affordable smartphone with an IR blaster, I recommend this one. "
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    #7Huawei Honor 8

    Huawei Honor 8
    This Huawei Honor 8 is an LTE-ready smartphone that has a 4GB RAM and a 32GB storage. It has bionic 12MP dual lenses and the Smart Power 4.0 in the battery. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and has the Kirin 950 chipset.

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    Amy Turner
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Huawei Honor 8 is a decent all around phone. its a good bang for your buck option. includes a whole host of applications. "
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    #8Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a mid-range smartphone by the Chinese manufacturer Xiamoi that features a 5.5 inches screen, 32Gb of internal storage, 3 Gb of RAM and possibility to add a second SIM card or upgrade the storage of the phone. 



    Nicole Snyder
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "The Redmi note 4 smartphone is just the right size for me. Works great and has a sleek look and good thing that it has an IR blaster feature. "
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    #9LG G5

    LG G5

     LG G5 features are a 5.3-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage, dual 16 MP and 8 MP wide-angle rear camera t, a fingerprint scanner for increased security. and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


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    Angela Rice
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I was pleasantly surprised that not only could I replace my TV remote, but also my audio set-up remotes. It can also operate my smart-home systems, but I choose not to use that feature. The only negative review I have is that the range isn't as great as I'd like to see - I've tried turning on my TV several times while trying to walk into the room, but it wouldn't actually turn on until I was about 10 feet away. "


Best What are the best smartphones with IR blaster
1Samsung Galaxy S6 EdgeElectronics 8 Paid
2Huawei Mate 9Electronics 7 Paid
3LG G3Electronics 6 Paid
4ZTE Nubia Z17Electronics 6 Paid
5LG V20Electronics 5 Paid
6Xiaomi Redmi 3Electronics 4 Paid
7Huawei Honor 8Electronics 1 Paid
8Xiaomi Redmi Note 4Electronics 0 Paid
9LG G5Electronics -1 Paid

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