Mobile phones: news
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...
5 Best Dual SIM Smartphones- Mobiles & Smartphones - 03/07/2015 19:42 July 3, 2015
Plus a few to boot
In the beginning there was Wiko French/Chinese brand Wiko was the first company to make dual SIM functionality a selling point, way back in 2011. But at the time, it...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: Mid-Range Smartphone Gets its Feet Wet- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/07/2015 16:47 July 2, 2015
The Xperia M4 Aqua echoes the Xperia Z3's stylish design, making it appear to have more in common with the Z3 than the Z3 Compact. Its lines...
Meizu Unveils the MX5: 5.5" FHD, Octa-Core SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 20.7 Mpx- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/07/2015 15:02 July 2, 2015
A handset with a dreamy spec sheet
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has just unveiled its latest premium smartphone, the MX5. As usual, the spec sheet is pretty exciting: a powerful SoC, a 20.7 Mpx camera and a 3150 mAh battery. The...
REVIEW / Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: a Galaxy A3/A5 Hybrid without Aluminum- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/07/2015 10:08 July 2, 2015
The Galaxy Grand Prime's spec sheet is very similar to the Galaxy A3's. Little has changed, except the screen, which here measures 5" and has a qHD IPS panel (960 x 540 pixels)—the...
REVIEW / Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (4.7"), the Best Value-For-Money in a Phone Under 5"- Mobiles & Smartphones - 01/07/2015 18:07 July 1, 2015
The Idol 3 (4.7") hasn't suited and booted itself in the best quality materials, as it's entirely covered in plastic. However, Alcatel OneTouch...
Huawei Honor 7: 5.2", Full HD, 20 Mpx Camera and a Fingerprint Sensor- Mobiles & Smartphones - 01/07/2015 15:56 July 1, 2015
A tempting offer
As per its announcement, Huawei showcased its much-awaited Honor 7 yesterday. It's a pretty stylish handset with a faultless spec sheet. The first thing you...
iPhone 6s: Production Underway- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/06/2015 12:04 June 30, 2015
Warehouses to be filled before September
The iPhone 6s might not be the subject of as many rumors as its numerous predecessors have been, but Bloomberg confirms that the terminal is indeed already in production. This is mainly...
OnePlus Two: Official Virtual Reality Launch on 27 July- Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/06/2015 15:19 June 26, 2015
And the OnePlus Cardboard will be out soon too
OnePlus has revealed that its new top-of-the-range smartphone, the OnePlus Two, will be duly unveiled in just a few weeks' time, and that the whole event will be broadcast... in virtual...
REVIEW / HTC Desire 820: Very Few Changes- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/06/2015 16:14 June 25, 2015
After several financially challenging quarters, HTC has recently had some more-promising results. The manufacturer owes this change of fortunes mostly to its 2014 mid-range handsets...
A BlackBerry Running In Android? CEO Confirms It's A Possibility- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/06/2015 13:30 June 25, 2015
It's about time
BlackBerry's CEO has revealed his company would have no hesitation in building an Android smartphone, if it could ensure total security. Earlier this...
REVIEW / LG Spirit: An Elegant Smartphone with a Compact Design- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/06/2015 10:15 June 25, 2015
The 4G smartphones at around the £130 mark are facing fierce competition, each trying to outdo its rivals in terms of power, performance, screen resolution... It's an ongoing battle....
Android Phones with the Best Battery Life- Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/06/2015 16:53 June 24, 2015
New tests for a new ranking
The thing is, brands have been working on it. They keep adding bigger, higher-capacity batteries and optimising their systems with more power-efficient processors. But we're still...
OnePlus Two: USB Type-C Confirmed by Manufacturer- Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/06/2015 15:09 June 24, 2015
A OnePlus first... well, almost
Having already revealed what SoC the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone will have, its manufacturer now tells us about a second interesting feature. In a first for a flagship, there'll be...
REVIEW / LG G4: More Evolution than Revolution- Mobiles & Smartphones - 18/06/2015 10:15 June 18, 2015
LG is back with its latest flagship, the G4. It's not ultra-thin or featherweight, nor is it made with glass or built with aluminium edges; there's not even any waterproofing. The brand...
Sony Launches the Xperia Z4v in the USA- Mobiles & Smartphones - 17/06/2015 15:42 June 17, 2015
A Z4 in Quad HD, exclusive to Verizon Wireless
Much of the world may still be awaiting the release of the Z3+, but Sony has already unveiled its upgrade, the Xperia Z4v. There are only minor changes: a Quad HD screen and fast charging....
Fairphone 2: The Fair Trade Smartphone is Back- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/06/2015 15:05 June 16, 2015
With a 60% price increase
The fairly traded, ethically sold smartphone is back with a second generation that is after more: an even fairer and more sustainable concept and improved specs, both of which...
REVIEW / Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL): Smaller on the Outside, and it Shows on the Inside- Mobiles & Smartphones - 11/06/2015 17:17 June 11, 2015
The ZE500CL version of the ZenFone 2 has a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 px) IPS display. A dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 0.933 GHz (with hyper-threading...
OnePlus Makes the One's Price Reduction Permanent- Mobiles & Smartphones - 11/06/2015 15:19 June 11, 2015
OnePlus One now makes £179/$249
A few days after carrying out the little price 'experiment' on their 'flagship killer', OnePlus has imparted some good news to its followers. The £50/$50-reduction on the One's prices...
Archos 50 and 55 Helium Plus: Low Price HD and 4G Smartphones- Mobiles & Smartphones - 10/06/2015 15:05 June 10, 2015
Hurry, while stocks last
After hitting a winner with the 50 Diamond, Archos has again tried to shake things up a bit with its brand new smartphones, the Android Lollipop 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium...
REVIEW / Wiko Ridge Fab 4G, the Phablet Version- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/06/2015 16:49 June 4, 2015
It's the Wiko Ridge Fab 4G that we're putting through its paces, but it's fair to say that in many respects it's identical to the Ridge 4G. Our review will inevitably be making comparisons. The...
REVIEW / Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: This Phablet Lives Up to its Promises- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/06/2015 10:13 June 4, 2015
All indications are that Windows Phones are finding success, albeit relative, in the mid-range and entry-level sectors. It's therefore in no way surprising that Microsoft is focusing...
Asus Unveils Two New ZenFone 2 Models with Qualcomm SoCs- Mobiles & Smartphones - 03/06/2015 12:59 June 3, 2015
Now with laser autofocus
Asus is on top form at this year's Computex. Following the unveiling of the ZenFone Selfie, ZenPad tablets and Zen AiO PC came announcements concerning some new ZenFone 2 models. The...
LG G4 Camera Test: a Great Camera Phone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 28/05/2015 12:29 May 28, 2015
Manual mode offers plenty of advanced options
We've had the LG G4 in our labs for a few days now. There's only so long you can keep quiet about something like that! Our screen tests have already shown that this terminal has one...
REVIEW / BlackBerry Leap: A Leap Backwards- Mobiles & Smartphones - 28/05/2015 10:12 May 28, 2015
You'd be forgiven for thinking that the Blackberry Leap was built with left over parts from the stockpile. There's a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960) 1.5 GHz dual-core processor,...
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Rumours of a July Launch Quashed- Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/05/2015 16:42 May 26, 2015
Straight from the horse's mouth
It was the Samsung President in person who took the floor to deny rumours that the Galaxy Note 5 would be launched this summer (to wrong-foot Apple, with its iPhone 6S Plus) rather...
REVIEW / Microsoft Lumia 640: A Little Re-Working for a Little Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/05/2015 17:35 May 22, 2015
The reconfiguration of the Lumia range is underway at Microsoft. After taking on the extra-low-end (£80 / $130) market with the Lumia 435 and 532, the firm is now shifting the...
REVIEW / Acer Liquid Jade S: Now with 4G and a 64-bit SoC- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/05/2015 12:18 May 22, 2015
The Acer Liquid Jade S is equipped with a 5-inch screen in HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It packs a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752M SoC,...
REVIEW / Motorola Moto G 4G, 2nd Gen: Revised and (Somewhat) Improved- Mobiles & Smartphones - 21/05/2015 16:52 May 21, 2015
At Motorola, the powers that be are apparently so satisfied with their product line strategy (Moto E, Moto G and Moto X) that they've decided to replicate it almost identically in this...
REVIEW / Honor 4X: Dual-SIM and 4G for Under £150/$250- Mobiles & Smartphones - 21/05/2015 10:14 May 21, 2015
Characteristics are being beefed up and not just at the top end of the market. Even at under £150/$250, some features are now absolutely essential, like a big, high-res screen, an SoC...
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