Category: Best Android Games

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 2.3.4 update leaked

Samsung’s forthcoming Android 2.3.4 update for its astonishingly fast Galaxy S II phone has been leaked, with those brave enough to take a punt on installing it… installing it right now. According to reports, it adds support for Google Talk Video, fixes the “lag” that some users noticed on the lock screen and there are, […]

Motorola Defy Android 2.2. update for T-Mobile at the "start of July"

Following the exciting release of Android 2.2 for the impressive Motorola Defy Android phone a couple of weeks ago, UK network T-Mobile has announced it’ll be bringing the update to users who bought branded versions of the mobile through its network. The update will be ready in July. It’s even pinned down the bit of […]

Best Android games #11: Mini Army

We’ve been amusing ourselves with a copy of Orange Pixel’s Mini Army on Android for the last week or two, a top-down war game which the maker seriously under sells as being a “Basically a Snake clone”. It is a Snake clone, but one given a superb cartoon military design, reminiscent of the 16-bit glory […]

Best Android games #10: Abduction! 2

We’ve been playing a game again. This time it’s Abduction! 2, which maker Psym Mobile kindly sorted us out with a review copy of a few days ago. It’s just gone live on the Android Market this morning, and here’s what it’s like. You should know what Abduction’s about – the original has been downloaded […]

The Best Android Games #9: Scramble Touch

We’ve been a bit slack on the games-reviewing front recently, but were convinced to give Scramble Touch a go by a couple of visiting iPhone users we encountered. They were MAD for it. The actual iPhone game this is based on is called Word Scramble 2 and is a Zynga production, but the Android Market […]

The Best Android Games #8: Flight Frenzy Deluxe

OK, let’s be honest – we started playing Big Fun Games’ Flight Frenzy Deluxe expecting it to be nothing more than a terrible clone of our beloved Flight Director. We thought we’d end up slagging it RIGHT off and having a good old laugh about it in the process, too. But no. Credit where it’s […]

The best Android Games #7: Red Stone

It’s been a while since we last updated our ‘Best Games’ listing, mainly because we’ve been stuck playing nothing but the amazing Flight Director and a bit busy reviewing apps and all that sort of serious stuff. However, then came Red Stone. Like about 98% of Android games, Red Stone is based around moving coloured […]

The best Android games #6: Buka

Time to address the Hexage catalogue! While we do admire the technical performance and presentation of Android darling game Radiant, the simple fact is Radiant’s left/right touch controls are too vague to make it a proper contender as a serious ‘twitch’ based shooter. It’s also less than smooth on the EuroDroid Android 1.6 HTC Magic. […]

The best Android games #5: Flight Director

Another absolute blinder of a game, Flight Director suits touchscreen play perfectly. We’re so glad we embarked upon this personal journey to play all the new and old-but highly-thought-of games on the Android Market, as it turns out there are some right GEMS out there among the Michael Quach offerings. Here’s a very dull screenshot […]

The best Android games #4:Newton

Newton is an amazing little game that just went up on the Android Market over Christmas. It’s probably a clone of something that first appeared on the Commodore 64 back in 1984, but we don’t care about that – it’s an utterly ingenious little physics puzzler. That looks like this… You are a little yellow […]

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]