Mobile phones: news
Sony Presents its Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5- Mobiles & Smartphones - 03/08/2015 13:43 August 3, 2015
The shower of releases continues
Sony has just added two new models to its range, the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5, which in the manufacturer's own terms are "super mid-range smartphones". The M5 seems to be the spiritual...
The Best Smartphones for Under $450/£300- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/08/2015 10:00 August 2, 2015
Get a high-end phone without raiding your savings
It's still the case today that most high-tech brands market their top-of-the-range smartphones at an initial price of around $700 or £500. The LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple...
REVIEW / Acer Liquid M220: A Catastrophe of a Screen- Mobiles & Smartphones - 01/08/2015 13:27 August 1, 2015
The Liquid M220 "boasts" a 4-inch TN screen with 800 x 480 resolution, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC, 512 MB of RAM, an Adreno 302 GPU, 4 GB of internal...
REVIEW / Acer Liquid Z220: Not a Lot Going For This One- Mobiles & Smartphones - 01/08/2015 10:09 August 1, 2015
What can you get nowadays for under €90? Not much. Want proof? Just look at the Acer Liquid Z220 and its 4" 800 x 480 TN screen, Snapdragon 200 dual-core SoC (ARM Cortex-A7), 1 GB of...
Meizu M2: 5" HD Screen, 4G, 2 GB of RAM, 13 Mpx... All for $97- Mobiles & Smartphones - 31/07/2015 12:32 July 31, 2015
But probably more in US and UK
Meizu has just unveiled a new smartphone called the M2. Coming just a few months after the M2 Note, it's a solid mid-range model with a very impressive price: it's launching in China...
REVIEW / Huawei Ascend G7: This Low-Cost Phablet Verges on Perfection- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/07/2015 16:44 July 30, 2015
Although each new generation of Huawei smartphones inherits the family name of its predecessor, models aren't always that closely related. Last year's Ascend G6, for example, had a...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia C4 Dual: The Self-Styled Selfie Phone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/07/2015 10:06 July 30, 2015
Following the Xperia C3's release last year, Sony has decided to forge ahead a little more with phablets and its Xperia C4 range. We're reviewing the dual-SIM version here. This smartphone...
Motorola Unveils the Moto G (3rd gen), Moto X Play and Moto X Style- Mobiles & Smartphones - 29/07/2015 12:26 July 29, 2015
There have been so many leaks about this phone that it may as well have launched weeks ago. While the Moto G 3rd Gen had next to no secrets left to tell, it has at least now been officially...
OnePlus 2 Unveiled at Last: Characteristics and Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 28/07/2015 12:24 July 28, 2015
A gleaming new phablet at a brilliant price
OnePlus has at last put an end to the wait for its fans by unveiling the successor to its One. The 2 promises an impressive set of characteristics and comes with a slightly higher price. Relatively...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia Z3+: We Wouldn't Touch This Flagship with a 10 Ft Pole- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/07/2015 20:41 July 25, 2015
In Sony's awkward new trio of flagship smartphones, the differences are scant: the Z3+ and Z4 are virtually identical, whereas the Z4v is the same in every way but sports a thicker,...
Commodore PET Comes Back to Life... as an Android Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/07/2015 17:32 July 24, 2015
With emulators thrown in for good measure
Nearly 30 years on, the Commodore PET returns. However, in its 2015-guise, it's no longer a computer but a mid-range Android smartphone. It has a faint whiff of nostalgia about it,...
REVIEW / Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5"): Incredible Price, Great Performance- Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/07/2015 16:13 July 23, 2015
It's the 5.5" model we're reviewing today. We won't be talking much about the 4.7" and its features, so if you want to know more about it, check out our full review. The 5.5" Idol...
REVIEW / Kazam Tornado 455L: the Not-So-Waterproof Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/07/2015 12:08 July 23, 2015
This 5.5-inch phablet has 1280 x 720 px resolution and runs on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core (A53) SoC with 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. Also onboard are...
Honor 4A: A Well Equipped Entry-Level Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/07/2015 12:06 July 23, 2015
5" HD, quad-core, 2 GB of RAM and 8 Mpx
Huawei's budget branch, Honor, has just announced a new entry-level Android smartphone: the Honor 4A. For the moment, it's only being marketed in China, but we think the 4G version...
VMK: The First Made-in-Africa Mobiles- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/07/2015 14:37 July 22, 2015
Smartphones coming soon
In 2012, VMK launched the first African smartphones and tablets, although the products were actually built in China. Now, the firm is developing and manufacturing its own mobiles in...
Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation: 5" HD Display, IP67 and 4G- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/07/2015 12:46 July 22, 2015
Retailers confirm specs
Motorola might not yet have officially unveiled the smartphone, but a few retailers have already published the full spec sheet and price of the upcoming Motorola Moto G (3rd gen). At €199—that's...
ZTE Blade D6: A Thinner Version of the Blade S6 with a MediaTek SoC- Mobiles & Smartphones - 20/07/2015 15:09 July 20, 2015
Thinner = smaller battery
Last week, ZTE unveiled a new handset that will fill out the company's mid-range offering. Dubbed the Blade D6, it's clearly a slimmed-down clone of the (already skinny) Blade S6. Like...
REVIEW / ZTE Blade S6: A Plastic iPhone 6- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/07/2015 15:15 July 16, 2015
In a bid to reconquer the market, ZTE has brought out a characteristically mid-range model. The Blade S6 has a 5" HD (1280 x 720 px) screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon...
Samsung Announces Galaxy A8, its Thinnest Smartphone Yet- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/07/2015 12:03 July 16, 2015
Currently only available in China
Samsung has now officially unveiled the Galaxy A8. As expected, it's the thinnest smartphone the manufacturer has ever produced. But what else does it have in store? After...
REVIEW / Wiko Highway Pure 4G: It's Slim... But That's All- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/07/2015 10:02 July 16, 2015
The Wiko Highway Pure is available for around £220 in the UK, making it the manufacturer's second most expensive phone, behind the Highway Star, which costs around £280. To the best...
Samsung is Hoping an 11K Smartphone Screen will be Easy on the Eye- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/07/2015 14:21 July 14, 2015
Even though so-called 2K (2560 x 1440 px) resolution is only currently available on a handful of smartphones, Samsung is preparing to strike hard in around 2018. It's already developing...
REVIEW / Wiko Highway Star, Suited in Aluminum Armor to Conquer the Top-End Market- Mobiles & Smartphones - 12/07/2015 10:08 July 12, 2015
Wiko has clearly not been twiddling its thumbs of late. Having been released after the Ridge 4G and Ridge Fab 4G, but before the Highway Pure, the Highway Star pulled into our offices...
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge Plus: Specs Leaked- Mobiles & Smartphones - 10/07/2015 11:14 July 10, 2015
No Snapdragon 810, and that's an order
Samsung's next two flagship models, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, have just given away a few of their secrets. Always one of the first to pick up on the latest happenings...
OnePlus Two: What Will the New "Flagship Killer" Look Like?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/07/2015 16:17 July 9, 2015
Is it up to 2015 standards?
As it did with its first offering, the One, and continuing its offbeat style of marketing, OnePlus has chosen to release the specs on its new OnePlus Two little by little. Now,...
REVIEW / Huawei Honor 6 Plus: Beautiful Screen & Two Days' Battery Life- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/07/2015 14:15 July 9, 2015
The look is just like the Honor 6, except there's less plastic on the frame. The back is made of polycarbonate that imitates glass so well...
REVIEW / Samsung Galaxy A7: a Nearly Perfect Phablet- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/07/2015 10:28 July 9, 2015
Samsung flirted with the idea of aluminum on the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4, but the manufacturer fully committed to metal with the Galaxy A range. Earlier this year, we reviewed...
Archos 50d Helium: A 50 Helium Plus But with a Qualcomm SoC- Mobiles & Smartphones - 08/07/2015 15:40 July 8, 2015
We're not quite sure where we stand
Coming nearly a month after it lifted the lid on the 50 and 55 Helium Plus, Archos has announced a new smartphone that it's christened the 50d Helium. The phone will take a very...
YotaPhone 2: Android and Sailfish OS Versions?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 07/07/2015 12:27 July 7, 2015
Is there any truth in the rumors?
Last week, a rumor emerged suggesting that YotaPhone was planning to ditch Android and adopt Sailfish OS. YotaPhone officially denies this, but the existence of the firmware has been...
REVIEW / Meizu M1 Note: Plastic That's (Almost) Fantastic- Mobiles & Smartphones - 05/07/2015 10:08 July 5, 2015
Although Meizu's first tentative foray into the world market met with a muted response, the manufacturer has learned from its mistakes and is today offering attractive phones at competitive...
REVIEW / Huawei P8: China Goes High-End- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/07/2015 09:54 July 4, 2015
The P8 needs to show the world that Huawei is capable of winning over customers from high-end brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG, while keeping prices down. To do this, the manufacturer...
See our pick of the best gadgets on the market!
- Action Cams / Camcorders
- All-in-one computers
- Blu-ray players
- Digital Cameras
- E-book readers
- Electric Toothbrushes
- Espresso Machines
- External hard drives
- Graphics cards
- LCD monitors
- MP3 players
- Memory cards
- Mobile phones
- Portable speakers
- Robot vacuums
- Sat navs
- Sound bars
- Universal remotes
- Video projectors