Mobile phones: news
REVIEW / Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: Larger Than Life- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/10/2015 12:20 October 9, 2015
Sony has stood out recently for the speed at which it has rolled out top-end smartphones. It's not always been a successful strategy, as the Xperia Z3+ has shown. But there have also...
REVIEW / LG G4 Beat Mid-Range Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 08/10/2015 14:02 October 8, 2015
It's no surprise to see that the G4 Beat (G4S in Europe) has a less impressive spec sheet than the flagship G4. The line-up includes a 5.2" IPS display with Full HD resolution (1920...
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Updates: Motorola Gives Details on its Plans- Mobiles & Smartphones - 07/10/2015 10:38 October 7, 2015
Not everyone will be happy
Motorola had published its first list of smartphones to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrades. As is often the case, some people will be disappointed... It happens every...
LG V10: The Smartphone with 3 cameras and 2 screens- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/10/2015 19:30 October 2, 2015
LG's extra screen is a cut above the rest
There are a never-ending number of new smartphone announcements this year. Just days after Google and barely a month after Apple, it's LG's turn to showcase its new creation. The South...
HTC Announces 12 Phones That Will Receive Android Marshmallow Update- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/09/2015 15:18 September 30, 2015
That's all for now
HTC has announced the unveiling date for its first smartphone to natively run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, along with a list of twelve of its handsets already on the market that will be...
LG Nexus 5X: Amazon Leaks the Deets- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/09/2015 15:37 September 25, 2015
No fingerprint scanner or USB-C
With the latest Nexus (Nexuses?) set to be officially unveiled next week, Amazon India has accidentally leaked the LG Nexus 5X's specs by publishing its retail page ahead of schedule. Leaks...
LG Has Announced the Class, a Metal Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/09/2015 11:15 September 24, 2015
Competition for the Galaxy A series
After numerous rumors circulating for some time, the LG Class has just been unveiled. It's a 5-inch HD mid-range smartphone with a metal chassis that's come to step on the toes of Samsung's...
REVIEW / Huawei Honor 7: The Almost-Perfect Conquest- Mobiles & Smartphones - 17/09/2015 12:52 September 17, 2015
Far from being a internet-bound poor relation, Honor is fast becoming a viable alternative on the mobiles market. This 7" model comes in the wake of the Honor 6, 6 Plus or 4X, and surrounded...
Xperia Z5 Premium: "4K" Resolution Available for Certain Tasks Only- Mobiles & Smartphones - 17/09/2015 10:37 September 17, 2015
Because Full HD is plenty for sending texts
At the IFA trade show in Berlin Sony showed off its new Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone, the first on the market to boast Ultra HD resolution. But, as it turns out, you shouldn't expect...
Apple iPhone 6s & 6s Plus: 3D-Touch Screen, A9 Chip and 12 Mpx Camera- Mobiles & Smartphones - 10/09/2015 14:01 September 10, 2015
Prices start at $649 and $749
As predicted, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models during its long showcase conference. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been given but the most minor of improvements on the outside when...
REVIEW / Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: Curved in the Right Direction- Mobiles & Smartphones - 10/09/2015 09:57 September 10, 2015
The main attraction on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is its curved Super AMOLED screen, which is larger (5.7") than the Galaxy S6 Edge's (5.1") but has the same resolution of 2560 x 1440...
REVIEW / BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition: Full Metal Jacket- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/09/2015 15:23 September 9, 2015
Some may have smirked at the sight of the BlackBerry Passport when it was first unveiled, as with its square display format and chunky mechanical keyboard, it couldn't be more different...
REVIEW / OnePlus 2: The Wounded Flagship Killer- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/09/2015 10:09 September 9, 2015
When the OnePlus One hit the scene just over a year ago with its unheard-of value for money and by-invitation-only sales scheme, few commentators at the time expected to see this tiny...
IFA 2015 – Huawei Presents New G8 Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 07/09/2015 16:42 September 7, 2015
Solid mid-range material
Huawei presented its new G8 smartphone, a mid-range model with an impressive spec sheet considering its price range—one that just may turn a head or two. This...
REVIEW / Huawei P8 Lite: Not Quite Up to Snuff- Mobiles & Smartphones - 03/09/2015 10:04 September 3, 2015
The standard P8 is a top-of-the-range smartphone that boasts ultra-high resolution, tons of processing power, a unique new camera and fancy materials. The P8 Lite has just a slightly...
IFA 2015 – Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is First UHD Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/09/2015 17:01 September 2, 2015
5.5" format, Snapdragon 810
Sony has updated its high-end mobiles ready for show at this year's IFA trade fair in Berlin. The most striking of 2015's new arrivals has got to be the Xperia Z5 Premium, the first...
IFA 2015 – Hands-On Review: Sony Xperia Z5- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/09/2015 16:46 September 2, 2015
Another go around for the Snapdragon 810
After a mighty disappointing Xperia Z4v (or Z3+ if you're in Europe, or Z4 if you're in Japan), Sony Mobile is back with the Xperia Z5. Here's a look. Sony's...
REVIEW / LG G4 Stylo: Stylus Yes, Performance No- Mobiles & Smartphones - 27/08/2015 10:16 August 27, 2015
The LG G4 Stylo is not simply a G4 with a stylus in the box. Far from it. The G4 Stylo has low resolution (1280 x 720 px) for a 5.7" IPS display, coming...
10 Best Camera Phones for All Budgets- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/08/2015 10:11 August 22, 2015
Here lies the digital compact. R.I.P.
It's no news that progress in smartphone cameras signed the near-death of compact cameras. Because while mirrorless cameras and DSLRs still have advantages that smartphones won't...
REVIEW / Xiaomi Mi 4i: Beautiful Screen and a Well-Made Body- Mobiles & Smartphones - 20/08/2015 10:25 August 20, 2015
The Mi 4i sports a 5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core SoC (four 1.7 GHz cores plus four 1 GHz cores), 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU....
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition Now Available- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/08/2015 14:21 August 14, 2015
Comes with free accessories in the UK
If you've been following the news from Blackberry, you'll no doubt know that the firm recently unveiled a variation on its excellent Passport, the Silver Edition. It's now available...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: a Gleaming New Phablet for $125/£80- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/08/2015 12:32 August 14, 2015
Great specs, minimal price
Just yesterday, Xiaomi held a launch event for several new products. Apart from the unveiling of the seventh major version of its Android-derived OS, MIUI, what really stood out was...
REVIEW / Motorola Moto G (3rd gen): The Natural Progression- Mobiles & Smartphones - 13/08/2015 16:29 August 13, 2015
Finally! At long last Motorola has abandoned the different variations on its Moto G and brought out a 4G-compatible smartphone from the get-go. It must be said that the competition...
REVIEW / LG G4c: A Cut-Price G4- Mobiles & Smartphones - 07/08/2015 16:35 August 7, 2015
This is nothing like a 5-inch version of the LG G4. The HD (1280 x 720 px) IPS display is gently curved, like the majority of the manufacturer's handsets this year. Inside, we...
REVIEW / Meizu M2 Note: Lost in Translation?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 06/08/2015 16:43 August 6, 2015
The Meizu M2 Note sports a 5.5" Sharp IGZO display with 1080p resolution, a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core SoC, a Mali-T720 MP3 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 Mpx rear camera,...
LG Wine Smart: a Flip Phone Running Android 5.1- Mobiles & Smartphones - 06/08/2015 12:34 August 6, 2015
Back to the future
Alongside the numerous handsets launched already this year, LG has also unveiled a new flip phone running Android 5.1. The phone boasts a modest spec sheet and could help smooth the...
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition: The Passport Gets a Slight Update- Mobiles & Smartphones - 05/08/2015 12:31 August 5, 2015
Change, yes, but very little
Yesterday, BlackBerry officially launched the Passport Silver Edition. But don't let the name fool you: it's not just a silver version of the 2014 Passport. Any changes, though, are...
OnePlus 2: Hands-On Review- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/08/2015 12:58 August 4, 2015
The "flagship killer" doesn't overheat
Just a few days after its official launch and we've got our hands on the OnePlus 2. The good news is that the Snapdragon 810 SoC performed in a never-before-seen way: even after a good...
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...
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