Category: Handsets

Vodafone Smart 4 Mini – £50 budget newcomer

Vodafone has today started taking orders for the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini, a new super-budget Android model the network is selling for just £50 with a PAYG SIM. It’s not disastrous on paper either, offering Android 4.2.2 running on a 4-inch screen that manages to output at a resolution of 480 x 800. A bit [...]

Sony Xperia Z2 delivered “week commencing April 14″ by Phones 4U

Mobile specialist Phones 4U appears to have stolen a lead on the competition when it comes to shipping the new Sony Xperia Z2, announcing that it will go out to pre-order buyers in the week commencing April 14. The retailer says this is two weeks earlier than the official UK launch date for the new [...]

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style – Android 4.4 on a 4-inch display

The timeless Galaxy Ace brand returns again this year, with Samsung revealing the Galaxy Ace Style today. It’s a budget option, teaming a 4-inch display with 512MB of RAM and a 1.2GHz dual-core chipset. 4GB of onboard storage space, a 5MP main camera, VGA front-cam and a 1,500mAh battery are the rest of the things [...]

Samsung reveals three Galaxy Tab 4 tablets

Samsung’s about to flood the market with tablets again, revealing three new Galaxy Tab 4 Android tablets of various sizes for your various hands. There’s the 10.1-inch model with a 1280 x 800 resolution display, 1.5GB of RAM and 3MP camera, the option of an 8-inch Tab 4 with the same 1280 x 800 resolution [...]

STATS: KitKat on 5.3 percent of Android devices

The arrival of Google’s 4.4 KitKat code alongside the new Nexus 5 and its appearance on phones like the massively popular Moto G have helped KitKat to a 5.3% share of the Android world thus far, according to the latest set of Platform Version data released by Google. The figures show that the various Jelly [...]

Moto G lifts Motorola’s UK market share from 0.6 percent to 6 percent in six months

The popular and very impressive Moto G has single-handedly turned things around for Motorola in the UK, with stats from sales analyst Kantar Worldpanel suggesting the G-Unit grew Motorola’s smartphone market share from an embarrassing laughing-stock level of 0.6% six months ago to an impressive 6% right now. Kantar says the G’s budget win helped [...]

New HTC One M8 — 5-inch display and Snapdragon 801 processor

HTC’s much-leaked 2014 flagship model has been announced today, with HTC confirming that the new HTC One will be known as just the HTC One again, with the M8 tag used afterwards so enthusiasts like us lot know the difference between it and last year’s option. There are three key changes within the new HTC [...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 UK release date set for April 11

Samsung has delivered a launch date for its forthcoming Galaxy S5, telling expectant fans that its newest Android model will arrive through all the usual networks and shops on April 11th. There’s also an official pre-order date too for some reason, with Samsung suggesting pre-orders open for business on March 28th. Seeing as we didn’t [...]

HTC Desire 310 – “Entry level” with quad-core processor and 4.5-inch display

HTC has today announced a new bottom-of-the-line model in the form of the Desire 310, an affordable option that arrives powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset with a 4.5-inch display as your window into the portable world of fun. It all looks pretty good. If this is the new super-budget phone, we’re in. No word [...]

BEST DEALS: Nexus 5 down to £240 unlocked

We weren’t totally blown away by the Nexus 5, for reasons to do with the camera app being a bit temperamental, a higher asking price than the Nexus 4 and a general feeling that the hardware wasn’t *quite* as solid and impressive as it could’ve been. BUT for £240 we’d like it a whole lot [...]