Category: Handsets

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini – 4.5-inch display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor

Samsung has unveiled one of 2014′s predictable banker models — the Galaxy S5 Mini. It’s your usual compromise that still ought to perform extremely well, teaming a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset with 1.5GB of RAM, outputting Samsung’s take on Android 4.4 to a 4.5-inch display running at 720 x 1280 resolution. There’s also two cameras (8MP [...]

Android stomps across Europe with 73.3% of key market smartphone sales

The latest breakdown of the European smartphone scene via analyst Kantar has arrived, revealing that in the five key EU markets — UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain — Android-powered devices accounted for a staggering 73.3% of all smartphone sales in the 12-week period up to the end of May. Apple is second on a [...]

LG G Watch priced at £159 in the UK, Samsung Gear Live £169

THEY’RE COMING! THE SMARTWATCH INVASION IS UNDER WAY! Today, or perhaps very late last night after we stopped refreshing the page, saw Google begin direct-selling two of the new Android Wear smartwatches via Google Play, with the LG G Watch yours for just £159. Samsung’s Gear Live is also now on sale, costing £10 more. [...]

4G Moto G on sale today through Phones 4U

The updated version of the world-beating Moto G is on sale today, with phones & SIMs aggregator Phones 4U claiming to be selling it before anyone else in the UK. Black and white versions of the Moto G 4G are on sale right now through the shop’s web site, with contract deals starting at £18.99 [...]

Moto Maker for Moto X hitting Germany on July 1st

After way too much time as a US-only exclusive and with the phone it pimps to the extreme already starting to show its age, Motorola’s finally ready to launch the Moto Maker customisation service for the Moto X in Europe. According to Motorola Germany, the case modding service will launch exclusively for those who buy [...]

Vodafone Smart 4 – 4.5-inch display powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Vodafone’s “Smart” series of devices has been expanded today, with the network launching the Vodafone Smart 4 — a budget model available on a PAYG basis for just £75. For that you get a 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM, backed up by a 5MP camera with secondary front chat-cam too. [...]

Archos 50b Oxygen – 5-inch display for £129

The Archos 50b Oxygen is apparently available today if you know where to look, with Archos looking to score a budget winner at a £129 price tag. For this, buyers get a 5-inch display running at 1280 x 720 resolution, 8megapixel camera, 1.3GHz quad-core chipset, 1GB of RAM and microSD card support. On paper, it’s [...]

Nexus 5 down to £250 unlocked via Carphone Warehouse

It’s official price cut season! The most recent Nexus model has now seen its price CRASHED and SLASHED to just £249 by third-party mobile deals aggregator Carphone Warehouse, selling the Nexus 5 for its cheapest price yet. We didn’t love it hugely as the battery’s a bit of a weak point in Google and LG’s [...]

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 [...]

HTC One (E8) — 5-inch 1080p display, polycarbonate unibody shell

The non-stop flood of rumours suggesting HTC has a possibly cheaper, non-metallic version of the HTC One (M8) on the way were indeed correct, with HTC today announcing the HTC One (E8). The phone’s largely the same as the M8 variant, offering a 5-inch display running at 1080p resolution backed by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 [...]

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