Mobile phones: news
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...
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...
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