Phones

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One (M9): the weigh-in

In the space of a year, Samsung has changed its whole approach to smartphones. It might be because the S5 performed disappointingly in sales. It might be because the company received near-constant ribbing from smartphone enthus...



7 common smartphone problems the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 solves instantly

I can do my email! I can do my banking! I can watch TV! I can do… anything! Yet as the initial wonder diminishes, we all begin to suffer from its limitations. What was that password!? It needs charging… again! Smartphones a...



Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4

A few years ago, asking somebody what a “phablet” was would have got you nothing more than a blank stare (and possibly, if you were a nerd at a stereotypical American school, a Chinese burn for asking such a dumb geek quest...



Oppo Find 7 review

OPPO’s Find 7 is a true spec warrior to worry even the mighty LG G3. It has a 5.5in, 2K screen, Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. It also has a 13MP camera that shoots 4K video. So, on specs alone, it matches or beats ...



LG G Flex 2 hands-on preview

We were lucky enough to get our hands on LG’s successor to the original G Flex before it officially strutted its stuff on stage here in Vegas. With souped-up specs and a revamped curvy design, it definitely causes a spike...



Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review

“Guys, we’ve got to do something,” begins Samsung boss Jong-Kyun Shin in the totally fictional smoke-filled board meeting we’ve made up just now. “People are bored of smartphones. They say they’re all the same, that...



Android 5.0 Lollipop review

It seems like only yesterday we were sinking our teeth into the chocolatey goodness of Android 4.4 KitKat, but now we’ve got a newer, tastier version of Google’s OS in the form of Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s one of...



Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

Bigger is better. Even Apple saved the very best components for its iPhone 6 Plus. And the Galaxy Note 4 is a contender for the most super-specced smartphone on the planet. A new 2K screen, that Snapdragon 805 processor, a huge...



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Nokia Lumia 930 review

If you think the new Nokia Lumia 930 looks somewhat familiar, don’t worry. The Lumia Icon, exclusive to the Verizon network in the US, shares most of its DNA with the Lumia 930, but there are a number of key differences – a...



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Review: The Galaxy K Zoom 10x optical zoom camera hopes to send your compact to the scrapheap

If you regularly leave home laden with a phone and a camera, the Galaxy K Zoom demands your attention. This mash-up of a smartphone and snapper combines the high-end specs and build quality of the Samsung Galaxy series with a r...



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Review: Can Huawei’s Ascend P7 tempt you away from the usual smartphone suspects?

‘Thin’ is important. If you’re not a size zero, you are a zero, folks. It’s the sort of ideology you see in creepy movies about ballet dancers, but it could almost be the credo of the Huawei Ascend P7. It’s one of the...



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Review: Xiaomi Redmi is the world’s best, most affordable smartphone ever

You can be forgiven for having never heard of Xiaomi before, but this Chinese upstart could well be the next smartphone superpower. Hugo Barra certainly thinks so - he left his lofty position as VP of the Android platform at ...



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Review: Jolla, the best smartphone you’ve never heard of

Samsung, Apple, HTC. We troll and snipe over tiny differences between top-tier phones. We even get into fisticuffs over these handset heartthrobs. But the fact is the Ones,Z1s and S4s of this world are actually very simil...



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Review: The HTC One M8 is the best phone in the world (or is it?)

The original HTC One was (and still is) a mighty fine phone. One of very few Androids that could rival the iPhone in the looks department while also doing everything else we expect of a flagship phone, it was a shoo-in for ou...





 
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