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...
Huawei Ascend P8 Max: Hands-On- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/04/2015 15:02 April 16, 2015
Coming out mid-May for €549
Along with the Ascend P8, Huawei yesterday announced the XL version, the Ascend P8 Max, which has a larger screen and battery. We were there for the launch event in London,...
Huawei Ascend P8: Hands-On- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/04/2015 14:35 April 16, 2015
13 Mpx camera, Full HD screen, octa-core processor
Huawei chose London as the setting for the launch event of its latest premium Android smartphone, the Ascend P8. Although the terminal is largely about looks, just like the other members...
REVIEW / Samsung Galaxy S6: Back with a Vengeance- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/04/2015 10:25 April 16, 2015
Is it possible to produce a smartphone with so many qualities that they make up for the loss of some of the previous generation's best features? Apparently Samsung can. With the...
Oppo A31: 4G and a Glass Back for £110 / $160- Mobiles & Smartphones - 13/04/2015 16:43 April 13, 2015
It's the screen that suffers
Despite a very busy few months—we've seen the U3, R1C and 3000 launched already this year—Oppo refuses to take a break. Its latest handset, the A31, is aimed more towards the entry-level...
LG to Hand Out 4,000 G4 Smartphones in Lead-Up to Release- Mobiles & Smartphones - 10/04/2015 17:13 April 10, 2015
Wanna test drive one? Apply!
With the G4 launch presentation set for 28 April, LG has announced that will be handing out 4,000 G4 smartphones to selected consumers prior to the official launch. But they aren't...
G4: LG Unveils New 16 Mpx Camera Module- Mobiles & Smartphones - 10/04/2015 12:37 April 10, 2015
Optical stabilisation and f/1.8 aperture
LG is set to unveil the G4, its latest top-of-the-range smartphone, at the end of April. In the meantime, to give us something to get excited about, the Korean manufacturer has been...
REVIEW / Microsoft Lumia 532: Added Power, All for Naught...- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/04/2015 16:14 April 9, 2015
For just a few bucks more, the Lumia 532 comes with nearly the same specs as the Lumia 435: a 4-inch screen with WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels), 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD...
ZTE Launches Blade S6 Plus on Ebay- Mobiles & Smartphones - 08/04/2015 11:49 April 8, 2015
Very similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Having unveiled the Blade S6 and Blade S6 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ZTE has at last launched the 5.5" phablet. The handset is available for £182.99 / $269.99 exclusively—for...
REVIEW / The HTC One M9 Follows a Predictable Route- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/04/2015 11:37 April 2, 2015
The first quarter of 2015 has seen spades of high-end arrivals on the smartphone market, as demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, which witnessed the entry of four Android behemoths:...
LG Set to Unveil G4 Smartphone on 28 April- Mobiles & Smartphones - 01/04/2015 11:03 April 1, 2015
Along with the rumoured G4 Note...?
LG gave Mobile World Congress a miss this year and decided to do its own event for the launch of its much-anticipated G4 smartphone, an event that has just been announced for 28 April. The...
Quiz: Which Smartphone Takes the Best Pictures?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 31/03/2015 16:09 March 31, 2015
Think you got a sharp eye?
What do the iPhone 6, HTC One M9, LG G3, Nokia Lumia 930 and Samsung Galaxy S6 have in common? They're all smartphones, they all want you to spend hundreds of moneys on them, and they...
HTC Confirms the One E9+, a Low-Cost M9 with QHD & 20-Megapixel Camera- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/03/2015 15:46 March 30, 2015
Uncertainty surrounding the One E9
Without so much as a peep, HTC China has published an online description detailing the features of the One E9+, a smartphone whose design and characteristics recall those of the recent...
Nubia Officially Unveils its Z9 Max & Z9 Mini, Coming to Europe- Mobiles & Smartphones - 27/03/2015 14:54 March 27, 2015
High-end smartphone from China
Just a few weeks after offering a peek of its new flagship model, the Z9 Max, Nubia has confirmed its release on the market. The icing on the cake: it won't be alone. The brand, an...
HTC One M9 Plus: The QHD Phablet to be Launched on 8 April- Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/03/2015 12:16 March 26, 2015
First Asia, then Europe
In Asia, HTC has been dishing out invites to the press, inviting them to come and discover a brand new smartphone on 8 April in Beijing. It's extremely likely that the brand will unveil...
REVIEW / Honor Holly: Sensational Marketing, Underwhelming Product- Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/03/2015 10:11 March 26, 2015
Honor hasn't finished quite yet. Having entered Europe's super-competitive, low-cost smartphone market last Autumn, the Huawei-bred brand (which has been trying to part ways with its...
REVIEW / Microsoft Lumia 435: Fluid Functionality for Under £70 (or $130)- Mobiles & Smartphones - 19/03/2015 10:12 March 19, 2015
The Lumia 435 is Microsoft's answer to the perennially cut-price smartphones typically proposed by Android manufacturers. The features of this entry-level model, which runs Windows...
Meizu: Nokia Partnership in the Pipeline for the MX4 Supreme?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 17/03/2015 16:36 March 17, 2015
A persistent, and rather interesting, rumour
For weeks, there have been a fair few rumours about Meizu's supposed plans to launch a new version of its MX4, labelled the "Supreme". A (apparently leaked) publicity image, which recently...
Vaio Phone: 5", 4G and 13 Megapixels on Android Lollipop- Mobiles & Smartphones - 13/03/2015 16:14 March 13, 2015
Guest starring an (almost) identical twin
Less than a month after officially confirming the return of the Vaio brand with the unveiling of the Vaio Z and Vaio Z Canvas, Japan Industrial Partners, the principal shareholder of...
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3: the New Smartphone for the Intrepid Explorer- Mobiles & Smartphones - 12/03/2015 16:32 March 12, 2015
Hard shell, soft centre
It won't send shock waves across the mediasphere, as did the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but it's the turn of the Xcover 3 to be unveiled. While it isn't in the same league...
REVIEW / Kazam Tornado 348: Style over Substance- Mobiles & Smartphones - 12/03/2015 15:11 March 12, 2015
Kazam first appeared in 2013, bringing with it an assortment of entry-level phones. Two years and a good twenty or so models later, the company hasn't exactly made waves—it's hard to...
Motorola Moto G 4G 2nd Generation to Launch in UK Next Week- Mobiles & Smartphones - 11/03/2015 12:43 March 11, 2015
Motorola set to dominate the mid-range market
First glimpsed at the end of December on Motorola's Brazilian site, the Moto G 4G 2nd gen. is about to launch in the UK. The first Moto G was a big success....
MWC 2015: Monohm Runcible, a Round Smartphone on Firefox OS- Mobiles & Smartphones - 06/03/2015 13:07 March 6, 2015
Silent mode obligatory
There's no denying that the Mobile World Congress brings together the best in technology from around the world, but you couldn't really say that it fostered any sort of diversity regarding...
MWC 2015: Firefox OS 2.2 Arrives on 4G Smartphone ZTE Open L- Mobiles & Smartphones - 05/03/2015 17:04 March 5, 2015
The new Snapdragon 210 given pride of place
In a press release, which went out ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress, ZTE promised it would offer "one of the first [4G] LTE smartphones to ship with the latest version of...
REVIEW / Huawei Honor 3C: Features Galore at a Sensible Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 05/03/2015 15:07 March 5, 2015
Among the plethora of new, low-cost smartphone manufacturers targeting the European market, Honor is a little different. The manufacturer is actually an offshoot of Huawei. While the...
REVIEW / Acer Liquid E700: Three SIMs and Not Much Else?- Mobiles & Smartphones - 05/03/2015 10:11 March 5, 2015
While smartphones with dual-SIM capacity have become two a penny, particularly at the entry level, those with triple-SIM compatibility remain relatively rare. In this respect,...
MWC 2015: Asus Takes on Europe with the Zenfone 2- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/03/2015 16:09 March 4, 2015
Great first impressions
Unveiled at CES 2015, Asus's Zenfone 2 is now on show in Barcelona for this year's Mobile World Congress. We've taken the opportunity to find out more about its upcoming arrival...
MWC 2015: Leap, a New 5" Smartphone from Blackberry- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/03/2015 12:24 March 4, 2015
Fighting for survival...
Blackberry has announced a new fully tactile 5" smartphone, the Leap. It proves the Canadian firm isn't ready to give up on the smartphone market just yet, even if its latest handset...
MWC 2015: Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S6- Mobiles & Smartphones - 03/03/2015 17:01 March 3, 2015
Not quite free from fault
With 2014 having proved much less financially ostentatious than previous years, Samsung has decided to hit the ground running in 2015. The manufacturer is going all out with the newly-revealed...
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