Category: Handsets

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 […]

Acer Liquid E3 — 4.7-inch display and quad-core chipset for €199

Acer’s announced a pair of new phones ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress event, with the most interesting being the Acer liquid E3. This is a budget-ish model with an RRP of €199 (approx £163), for which you get a 4.7-inch display powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM, plus a […]

LG G Pro 2 – 4K HD recording and a 5.9-inch display

LG has just announced its latest flagship model, in the extremely large form of the LG G Pro 2. It’s powered by the ubiquitous Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.26GHz and backed by 3GB of RAM, with its 5.9-inch IPS display outputting at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Large inside and out. It’s all about the […]

Samsung shows off Black Edition Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini

Samsung’s cracked out the black leather effect materials for two special editions of its Galaxy S4 series, with the standard S4 and S4 Mini set to arrive in Black Edition options that feature a “high-quality leather-like textured black back cover and bezel.” Get that cheap eBay case look without buying a cheap case off eBay. […]

Moto G now on sale through Vodafone, for £100 plus £10 PAYG top-up

The Motorola/Lenovo Moto G, which is almost certainly the best combination of price and tech specs the Android world has ever seen, is now available through Vodafone UK. For £100 plus a £10 credit top-up it can be yours with a PAYG SIM, plus the network is also selling it on monthly contracts, where £13 […]

  • 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 […]

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