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...
LG Comes Back to Windows Phone with the Lancet- Mobiles & Smartphones - 20/05/2015 15:29 May 20, 2015
Only in the US of A
LG has presented its first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, the Lancet, to the world. It's a Stateside-only launch for what is clearly an entry-level smartphone. Maybe this is LG...
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Finally Puts in an Appearance- Mobiles & Smartphones - 19/05/2015 15:45 May 19, 2015
But Europe will have to wait its turn
After months of waiting, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Touch edition is finally hitting the markets. This will be the second flagship smartphone for the OS, following on from the BQ Aquaris E4.5. One...
HTC J Butterfly 3: A Blend of One M9, M8 and Desire Eye- Mobiles & Smartphones - 18/05/2015 13:43 May 18, 2015
Exclusive to Japan (for now...)
HTC has been racking up smartphone launches like nobody's business since the launch of the One M9, its slightly dubious new flagship. After the M9 Plus, E9, One E9+ and even the One...
iPhone 6s & 6s Plus: Set to Incorporate a 'Force Touch' Screen?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 15/05/2015 13:24 May 15, 2015
Following in the MacBook & Apple Watch's footsteps
A respected analyst has predicted that Apple's next two smartphones, presumably the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, will come with Force Touch displays. This technology was first rolled out...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia E4g: An Incredible Screen for a Tiny Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/05/2015 16:17 May 14, 2015
As its name suggests, the Sony E4g is a 4G version of its precursor, the E4. There are, however, a few minor changes. For its price, it boasts a fairly impressive spec sheet, with characteristics...
The LG G4 Will Feature Quick Charge, But...- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/05/2015 13:14 May 14, 2015
LG reckon you can't have it all
A representative from LG has revealed that the G4 is going to be Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-compatible. The problem is that this function requires a special charger that the South Korean...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia E3: Budget 4G Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/05/2015 10:13 May 14, 2015
The entry-level was once a barren wilderness that even brands active on the market were reluctant to address, like that one cousin no one in your family wants to talk about. Oh, how...
OnePlus Two: Snapdragon 810 and an Increase in Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 11/05/2015 13:29 May 11, 2015
Confirmed by the CEO himself
During an exchange with the OnePlus fan community on social media, the chief executive of the Chinese firm let slip two things about the OnePlus Two: a word on price and the name of...
Screen Test: Huawei Ascend P8, the New Yardstick for IPS Displays- Mobiles & Smartphones - 08/05/2015 15:53 May 8, 2015
Hot on the heels of Samsung
Unveiled with great ceremony at a London press conference in April, the Huawei Ascend P8 is here to shake up the premium-smartphone sector, to disrupt what has been, until now, smooth...
REVIEW / LG G Flex 2. Still Not There Yet.- Mobiles & Smartphones - 07/05/2015 18:00 May 7, 2015
The LG G Flex 2 sets itself up as a high-end device, with that little bit extra. There's no curve bezel like on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, just a contoured screen. Without...
Sony Unveils Xperia C4, a Selfie-Dedicated Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 07/05/2015 13:42 May 7, 2015
Riding high on the wave of selfie obsession
Just under a year after launching the Xperia C3, Sony is back at it with the Xperia C4. Again, it's designed especially for budding self-portraitists (read 'selfie lovers'). Sony's...
Nexpaq, the Modular Smartphone Case- Mobiles & Smartphones - 06/05/2015 16:41 May 6, 2015
An Ara-inspired accessory
The Nexpaq is a smartphone case which, like Google's Project Ara, means you can add extra functions to your phone with little Lego-like modules. The creators have recently...
LG G4: Hands-On Review- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/04/2015 17:58 April 30, 2015
An evolution of the G3, i.e. no great changes
LG has at last launched its newest premium smartphone, the G4. Having revealed characteristics pretty much constantly over the past few weeks, the brand had already told us pretty much...
REVIEW / Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML): What a Transformation!- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/04/2015 15:43 April 30, 2015
The ZenFone 2 we're reviewing today is the top-of-the-range ZE551ML. It incorporates a 5.5" Full HD IPS display, 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core SoC—Asus is one of the few manufacturers...
REVIEW / Huawei Ascend G620S: Low-Cost 4G, Compromises Included- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/04/2015 11:15 April 30, 2015
Huawei's on a roll. They just keep releasing smartphone after smartphone under all kinds of banners (Ascend, Mate, Honor...). The Ascend G620S aspires to be a low-cost handset...
Huawei Ascend P8: What We Know So Far About the Camera- Mobiles & Smartphones - 29/04/2015 16:19 April 29, 2015
Image sensor, image processor, lens...
The thing that surprised us most at Huawei's Ascend P8 event in London is that the camera engineers were present. That's a first for a smartphone brand that could only mean one thing:...
Huawei Ascend P8 Lite: 5" HD Screen, Octa-Core Chip & 13 Mpx Camera- Mobiles & Smartphones - 28/04/2015 12:33 April 28, 2015
Naturally, there's also 4G
In the shadow of the Ascend P8 and Ascend P8 Max, whose launch party was pretty spectacular, Huawei has also unveiled a more-affordable version of its flagship terminal. Named the Ascend...
REVIEW / Archos 50 Diamond: A New Reference in Value-for-Money- Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/04/2015 17:58 April 24, 2015
If you followed this year's Mobile World Congress at all, you'll know that a bevy of mid-range smartphones will be hitting the market by the end of the second quarter. But of all of...
Acer Liquid X2: Phablet with Octa-Core Processor and 4000 mAh Battery- Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/04/2015 12:53 April 24, 2015
And an intelligent case to boot
This week, Acer unveiled more than forty new products, including computers, connected objects, tablets and smartphones. Among them was a 5.5" Android phablet named Liquid X2. It bears...
REVIEW / Motorola Moto E 4G (2015): A Better Deal Than the First- Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/04/2015 17:36 April 23, 2015
We weren't as impressed with the original Moto E's value-for-money as we were with the Moto G's. Let's hope this one has a bit more to offer. It follows the current trend in specs...
Sony Reveals the Xperia Z4... But Only for Japan- Mobiles & Smartphones - 21/04/2015 14:34 April 21, 2015
No international dates yet
First it was Samsung with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, then HTC with the One M9, and soon it will be LG with the G4. Now Sony has taken the spotlight to announce the Xperia...
Surprise Release: Microsoft Announces Lumia 540- Mobiles & Smartphones - 17/04/2015 11:30 April 17, 2015
And no, it isn't to make up for the Lumia 535
Hardly a month after presenting the Lumia 430, Microsoft has announced another Windows Phone, the Lumia 540. It's a bit more than an update to the Lumia 535, however: Microsoft...
REVIEW / Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Curved for Style, Not for Fun- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/04/2015 17:24 April 16, 2015
If there's one thing the last few generations of Galaxy S smartphones have gotten flack for, it's the design: not enough risk-taking, no 'noble materials', too much plastic, not enough...
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